The Enfolded Book of Genesis

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Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 | Chapter 16 | Chapter 17 | Chapter 18 | Chapter 19 | Chapter 20 | Chapter 21 | Chapter 22 | Chapter 23 | Chapter 24 | Chapter 25 | Chapter 26 | Chapter 27 | Chapter 28 | Chapter 29 | Chapter 30 | Chapter 31 | Chapter 32 | Chapter 33 | Chapter 34 | Chapter 35 | Chapter 36 | Chapter 37 | Chapter 38 | Chapter 39 | Chapter 40 | Chapter 41 | Chapter 42 | Chapter 43 | Chapter 44 | Chapter 45 | Chapter 46 | Chapter 47 | Chapter 48 | Chapter 49 | Chapter 50

Chapter 1

1.1 In the beginning God created heaven, the heaven and the earth.

1.2 And the earth was void without form, and empty, void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and deep. And the spirit Spirit of God moved over upon the face of the waters.

1.3 And God said: Be light made. And light said, Let there be light: and there was made. light.

1.4 And God saw the light light, that it was good; good: and he God divided the light from the darkness.

1.5 And he God called the light Day, and the darkness Night; and there was he called Night. And the evening and the morning one were the first day.

1.6 And God said: said, Let there be a firmament made amidst in the waters: midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

1.7 And god God made a the firmament, and divided the waters that which were under the firmament, firmament from those that the waters which were above the firmament, firmament: and it was so.

1.8 And God called the firmament, Heaven; and firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

1.9 And God also said; said, Let the waters that are under the heaven, heaven be gathered together into unto one place: place, and let the dry land appear. And appear: and it was so done. so.

1.10 And God called the dry land, land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters, he waters called Seas. And he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

1.11 And he said: let God said, Let the earth bring forth green herb, and such as may grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its his kind, which may have whose seed is in itself itself, upon the earth. And earth: and it was so done. so.

1.12 And the earth brought forth the green herb, grass, and such as yieldeth herb yielding seed according to its after his kind, and the tree that beareth yielding fruit, having whose seed each one according to its kind. And was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

1.13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

1.14 And God said: said, Let there be lights made in the firmament of heaven, the heaven to divide the day and from the night, night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days days, and years:

1.15 To shine And let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven, and the heaven to give light upon the earth, earth: and it was so done. so.

1.16 And God made two great lights: a lights; the greater light to rule the day; day, and a the lesser light to rule the night: and The stars. he made the stars also.

1.17 And he God set them in the firmament of the heaven to shine give light upon the earth. earth,

1.18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light and from the darkness. And darkness: and God saw that it was good.

1.19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

1.20 And God also said: let said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the creeping moving creature having that hath life, and the fowl that may fly over above the earth under in the open firmament of heaven.

1.21 And God created the great whales, and every living and moving creature, creature that moveth, which the waaters waters brought forth, according to forth abundantly, after their kinds, kind, and every winged fowl according to its kind. And after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

1.22 And he God blessed them, saying: Increase saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters of in the sea: seas, and let the birds be multiplied upon fowl multiply in the earth.

1.23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

1.24 And God said: said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature in its after his kind, cattle cattle, and creeping things, thing, and beasts beast of the earth, according to their kinds. And earth after his kind: and it was so done. so.

1.25 And God made the beasts beast of the earth according to their kinds, after his kind, and cattle, cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth on upon the earth after its kind. And his kind: and God saw that it was good.

1.26 And he said: God said, Let us make man to in our image and image, after our likeness: and let him them have dominion over the fishes fish of the sea, and over the fowls fowl of the air, and over the beasts, cattle, and over all the whole earth, and over every creeping creature thing that moveth creepeth upon the earth.

1.27 And So God created man to in his own image: to image, in the image of God he created him: he him; male and female he created he them.

1.28 And God blessed them, saying: Increase and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill replenish the earth, and subdue it, it: and rule have dominion over the fishes fish of the sea, and over the fowls fowl of the air, and all over every living creatures thing that move moveth upon the earth.

1.29 And God said: Behold said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and all trees that have every tree, in themselves seed the which is the fruit of their own kind, a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be your meat: for meat.

1.30 And to all beasts every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to all every thing that move creepeth upon the earth, and wherein there is life, that they may I have to feed upon. And given every green herb for meat: and it was so done. so.

1.31 And God saw all the things every thing that he had made, and they were and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Chapter 2

2.1 So Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the furniture host of them.

2.2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made: made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done. made.

2.3 And he God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

2.4 These are the generations of the heaven heavens and of the earth, earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord LORD God made the heaven earth and the earth: heavens,

2.5 And every plant of the field before it sprung up was in the earth, and every herb of the ground field before it grew: for the Lord LORD God had not rained caused it to rain upon the earth; earth, and there was not a man to till the earth. ground.

2.6 But there went up a spring rose out of mist from the earth, watering all and watered the surface whole face of the earth. ground.

2.7 And the Lord LORD God formed man of the slime dust of the earth: ground, and breathed into his face nostrils the breath of life, life; and man became a living soul.

2.8 And the Lord LORD God had planted a paradise of pleasure from the beginning: wherein garden eastward in Eden; and there he placed put the man whom he had formed.

2.9 And the Lord God brought forth out of the ground all manner of trees, fair made the LORD God to behold, and grow every tree that is pleasant to eat of: the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of paradise: the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

2.10 And a river went out of the place of pleasure Eden to water paradise, which the garden; and from thence is divided it was parted, and became into four heads.

2.11 The name of the one first is Phison: Pison: that is it which compasseth all the whole land of Hevilath, Havilah, where gold groweth. there is gold;

2.12 And the gold of that land is very good: there is found bdellium, bdellium and the onyx stone.

2.13 And the name of the second river is Gehon: Gihon: the same is it that compasseth all the whole land of Ethiopia.

2.14 And the name of the third river is Tigris: the same passeth along by Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the Assyrians. east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

2.15 And the Lord LORD God took the man, and put him into the paradise garden of pleasure, Eden to dress it, it and to keep it.

2.16 And he the LORD God commanded him, saying: the man, saying, Of every tree of paradise the garden thou shalt mayest freely eat:

2.17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat. For eat of it: for in what the day soever that thou shalt eat of it, eatest thereof thou shalt die the death. surely die.

2.18 And the Lord LORD God said: said, It is not good for that the man to should be alone: let us alone; I will make him a an help like unto himself. meet for him.

2.19 And the Lord God having formed out of the ground all the beasts LORD God formed every beast of the earth, field, and all the fowls every fowl of the air, air; and brought them to unto Adam to see what he would call them: for and whatsoever Adam called any every living creature creature, that was the same is its name. name thereof.

2.20 And Adam called gave names to all the beasts by their names, cattle, and all to the fowls fowl of the air, and all the cattle to every beast of the field: field; but for Adam there was not found a helper like himself. an help meet for him.

2.21 Then And the Lord LORD God cast caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam: Adam, and when he was fast asleep, slept: and he took one of his ribs, and filled closed up the flesh for it. instead thereof;

2.22 And the Lord God built the rib rib, which he took the LORD God had taken from Adam into man, made he a woman: woman, and brought her to Adam. unto the man.

2.23 And Adam said: said, This now is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; flesh: she shall be called woman, Woman, because she was taken out of man. Man.

2.24 Wherefore Therefore shall a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to unto his wife: and they shall be two in one flesh.

2.25 And they were both naked: to wit, Adam naked, the man and his wife: wife, and were not ashamed.

Chapter 3

3.1 Now the serpent was more subtle tha subtil than any of the beasts beast of the earth field which the Lord LORD God had made. And he said to unto the woman: Why woman, Yea, hath God commanded you, that you should said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of paradise? the garden?

3.2 And the woman answered him, saying: Of said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees that are in paradise we do eat: of the garden:

3.3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of paradise, the garden, God hath commanded us that we should not eat; and that we should said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest perhaps we ye die.

3.4 And the serpent said to unto the woman: No, you woman, Ye shall not die the death. surely die:

3.5 For God doth know that in what the day soever you shall ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened: opened, and you ye shall be as Gods, gods, knowing good and evil.

3.6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good to eat, for food, and fair that it was pleasant to the eyes, and delightful a tree to behold: and be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave to also unto her husband, who husband with her; and he did eat.

3.7 And the eyes of them both were opened: opened, and when they perceived themselves to be naked, knew that they were naked; and they sewed together fig leaves, leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

3.8 And when they heard the voice of the Lord LORD God walking in paradise at the afternoon air, garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the face presence of the Lord God, amidst LORD God amongst the trees of paradise. the garden.

3.9 And the Lord LORD God called unto Adam, and said to him: unto him, Where art thou?

3.10 And he said: said, I heard thy voice in paradise; the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, naked; and I hid myself.

3.11 And he said to him: And who hath said, Who told thee that thou wast naked, but that naked? Hast thou hast eaten of the tree tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst shouldest not eat?

3.12 And Adam said: the man said, The woman, woman whom thou gavest me to be my companion, with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

3.13 And the Lord LORD God said to unto the woman: Why hast woman, What is this that thou done this? hast done? And she answered: the woman said, The serpent deceived beguiled me, and I did eat.

3.14 And the Lord LORD God said to unto the serpent: serpent, Because thou hast done this thing, this, thou art cursed among above all cattle, and beasts above every beast of the earth: field; upon thy breast belly shalt thou go, and earth dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life. life:

3.15 And I will put enmities enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed: she seed; it shall cursh bruise thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her bruise his heel.

3.16 To Unto the woman also he said: said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrows, sorrow and thy conceptions: conception; in sorrow shalt thou shalt bring forth children, children; and thou shalt thy desire shall be under to thy husband's power, husband, and he shall have dominion rule over thee.

3.17 And to unto Adam he said: said, Because thou hast hearkened to unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, whereof of which I commanded thee, that thou shouldst saying, Thou shalt not eat, eat of it: cursed is the earth in ground for thy work: with labour and toil sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat thereof of it all the days of thy life. life;

3.18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee, thee; and thou shalt eat the herbs herb of the earth. field;

3.19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread bread, till thou return to unto the earth ground; for out of which thou it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and into unto dust thou shalt thou return.

3.20 And Adam called the name of his wife Eve: wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all the living.

3.21 And the Lord God made for Unto Adam also and to his wife garments did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

3.22 And he said: Behold Adam the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, knowing to know good and evil: now therefore and now, lest perhaps he put forth his hand hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever. ever:

3.23 And Therefore the Lord LORD God sent him out of forth from the paradise garden of pleasure, Eden, to till the earth ground from which whence he was taken.

3.24 And So he cast drove out Adam: the man; and he placed before at the paradise east of pleasure the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword, turning sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Chapter 4

4.1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; who conceived and brought forth she conceived, and bare Cain, saying: and said, I have gotten a man through God. from the LORD.

4.2 And again she brought forth again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a shepherd, and keeper of sheep, but Cain was a husbandman. tiller of the ground.

4.3 And in process of time it came to pass after many days, pass, that Cain offered, brought of the fruits fruit of the earth, gifts to ground an offering unto the Lord. LORD.

4.4 Abel And Abel, he also offered brought of the firstlings of his flock, flock and of their fat: and the Lord fat thereof. And the LORD had respect to Abel, unto Abel and to his offerings. offering:

4.5 But to unto Cain and to his offerings offering he had no respect: and not respect. And Cain was exceeding angry, very wroth, and his countenance fell.

4.6 And the Lord LORD said to him: unto Cain, Why art thou angry? wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

4.7 If thou do doest well, shalt thou not receive? but be accepted? and if ill, shall thou doest not well, sin forthwith be present lieth at the door? but the lust thereof door. And unto thee shall be under thee, his desire, and thou shalt have dominion rule over it. him.

4.8 And Cain said to talked with Abel his brother: Let us go forth abroad. And and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother Abel, brother, and slew him.

4.9 And the Lord LORD said to Cain: unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother Abel? brother? And he answered: said, I know not: am Am I my brother's keeper?

4.10 And he said to him: said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth to unto me from the earth. ground.

4.11 Now therefore cursed shalt And now art thou be upon cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth and recieved the blood of to receive thy brother at brother's blood from thy hand. hand;

4.12 When thou shalt till it, tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield to unto thee its fruit: her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be upon in the earth.

4.13 And Cain said to unto the Lord: LORD, My iniquity punishment is greater than that I may deserve pardon. can bear.

4.14 Behold Behold, thou dost cast hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth, earth; and from thy face I shall I be hid, hid; and I shall be a vagabond fugitive and a fugitive on vagabond in the earth: earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one therefore that findeth me, me shall kill slay me.

4.15 And the Lord LORD said to him: No, it shall not so be: but unto him, Therefore whosoever shall kill slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be punished taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord LORD set a mark upon Cain, that whosoever found lest any finding him should not kill him.

4.16 And Cain went out from the face presence of the Lord, LORD, and dwelt as a fugitive on in the earth at land of Nod, on the east side of Eden.

4.17 And Cain knew his wife, wife; and she conceived, and brought forth Henoch: bare Enoch: and he built builded a city, and called the name thereof by of the city, after the name of his son Henoch. son, Enoch.

4.18 And Henoch begot Irad, unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begot Maviael, begat Mehujael: and Maviael begot Mathusael, Mehujael begat Methusael: and Mathusael begot Lamech, Methusael begat Lamech.

4.19 Who And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Ada, Adah, and the name of the other Sella. Zillah.

4.20 And Ada brought forth Jabel: who Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of herdsmen. such as have cattle.

4.21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of them that play upon all such as handle the harp and the organs. organ.

4.22 Sella And Zillah, she also brought forth bare Tubalcain, who was a hammerer and an instructer of every artificer in every work of brass and iron. And iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Noema. Naamah.

4.23 And Lamech said to unto his wives Ada wives, Adah and Sella: Zillah, Hear my voice, voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken to unto my speech: for I have slain a man to the wounding of myself, my wounding, and a stripling young man to my own bruising. hurt.

4.24 Sevenfold vengeance If Cain shall be taken for Cain: but for avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy times and sevenfold.

4.25 And Adam also knew his wife again: again; and she brought forth bare a son, and called his name Seth, saying: God Seth: For God, said she, hath given appointed me another seed for instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

4.26 But And to Seth Seth, to him also there was born a son, whom son; and he called his name Enos: this man then began men to call upon the name of the Lord. LORD.

Chapter 5

5.1 This is the book of the generation generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, he made him to in the likeness of God. God made he him;

5.2 He created them male Male and female; female created he them; and blessed them: them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

5.3 And Adam lived a an hundred and thirty years, and begot begat a son to in his own image and likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth. Seth:

5.4 And the days of Adam, Adam after he begot Seth, had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begot begat sons and daughters. daughters:

5.5 And all the time days that Adam lived, came to lived were nine hundred and thirty years, years: and he died.

5.6 And Seth also lived a an hundred and five years, and begot Enos. begat Enos:

5.7 And Seth lived after he begot Enos, begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begot begat sons and daughters. daughters:

5.8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, years: and he died.

5.9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begot Cainan. begat Cainan:

5.10 After whose birth he And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begot begat sons and daughters. daughters:

5.11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years, years: and he died.

5.12 And Cainan lived seventy years, years and begot Malaleel. begat Mahalaleel:

5.13 And Cainan lived after he begot Malaleel, begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begot begat sons and daughters. daughters:

5.14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years, years: and he died.

5.15 And Malaleel Mahalaleel lived sixty-five years sixty and begot Jared. five years, and begat Jared:

5.16 And Malaleel Mahalaleel lived after he begot Jared, begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begot begat sons and daughters. daughters:

5.17 And all the days of Malaleel Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and ninety-five years, five years: and he died.

5.18 And Jared lived a an hundred sixty and sixty-two two years, and begot Henoch. he begat Enoch:

5.19 And Jared lived after he begot Henoch, begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begot begat sons and daughters. daughters:

5.20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and sixty-two years, two years: and he died.

5.21 And Henoch Enoch lived sixty-five sixty and five years, and begot Mathusala. begat Methuselah:

5.22 And Henoch Enoch walked with God: and lived God after he begot Mathusala, begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begot begat sons and daughters. daughters:

5.23 And all the days of Henoch Enoch were three hundred sixty and sixty-five years. five years:

5.24 And he Enoch walked with God, God: and he was seen no more: because not; for God took him.

5.25 And Mathusala Methuselah lived a an hundred eighty and eighty-seven seven years, and begot begat Lamech.

5.26 And Mathlusala Methuselah lived after he begot Lamech, begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and eighty-two two years, and begot begat sons and daughters. daughters:

5.27 And all the days of Mathusala Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and sixty-nine years, nine years: and he died.

5.28 And Lamech lived a an hundred eighty and eighty-two two years, and begot begat a son. son:

5.29 And he called his name Noe, saying: Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us from the works concerning our work and labours toil of our hands on hands, because of the earth, ground which the Lord LORD hath cursed.

5.30 And Lamech lived after he begot Noe, begat Noah five hundred ninety and ninety-five five years, and begot begat sons and daughters. daughters:

5.31 And all the days of Lamech came to were seven hundred seventy and seventy-seven years, seven years: and he died.

5.32 And Noe, when he Noah was five hundred years old, begot Sem, Cham, old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Chapter 6

6.1 And after that it came to pass, when men began to be multiplied upon multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to unto them,

6.2 The That the sons of God seeing saw the daughters of men, men that they were fair, fair; and they took to themselves them wives of all which they chose.

6.3 And God said: the LORD said, My spirit shall not remain in man always strive with man, for ever, because that he also is flesh, and flesh: yet his days shall be a an hundred and twenty years.

6.4 Now giants There were upon giants in the earth in those days. For days; and also after that, when the sons of God went came in to unto the daughters of men, and they brought forth children, these are bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

6.5 And God seeing saw that the wickedness of men man was great on in the earth, and that all every imagination of the thought thoughts of their his heart was bent upon only evil at all times, continually.

6.6 It And it repented him the LORD that he had made man on the earth. And being touched inwardly with sorrow of heart, earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

6.7 He said: And the LORD said, I will destroy man, man whom I have created, created from the face of the earth, from man even to beasts, from earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing even to thing, and the fowls of the air, air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

6.8 But Noe Noah found grace before in the Lord. eyes of the LORD.

6.9 These are the generations of Noe: Noe Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect man in his generations, he and Noah walked with God.

6.10 And he begot Noah begat three sons, Sem, Cham, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

6.11 And the The earth also was corrupted corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with iniquity. violence.

6.12 And when God had seen that looked upon the earth earth, and, behold, it was corrupted (for corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted its his way upon the earth), earth.

6.13 He And God said to Noe: unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me, me; for the earth is filled with iniquity violence through them, and them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

6.14 Make thee an ark of timber planks: thou gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make little rooms in the ark, and thou shalt pitch it within and without. without with pitch.

6.15 And thus shalt this is the fashion which thou shalt make it. it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits: cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

6.16 Thou A window shalt thou make a window in to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish the top of it: it above; and the door of the ark thou shalt thou set in the side: side thereof; with lower, middle chambers, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

6.17 Behold, I will And, behold, I, even I, do bring the waters of a great flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life life, from under heaven. All things heaven; and every thing that are is in the earth shall be consumed. die.

6.18 And I But with thee will I establish my covenant with thee, covenant; and thou shalt enter come into the ark, thou thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and the wives of thy sons sons' wives with thee.

6.19 And of every living creature thing of all flesh, thou shalt bring two of a every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, that they may live to keep them alive with thee: of the thee; they shall be male sex, and the female.

6.20 Of fowls according to after their kind, and of beasts in cattle after their kind, and of every creeping thing that creepeth on of the earth according to its kind: after his kind, two of every sort shall go in with come unto thee, that they may live. to keep them alive.

6.21 Thou shalt And take thou unto thee of all food that may be is eaten, and thou shalt lay gather it up with thee: to thee; and it shall be for food for thee thee, and for them.

6.22 And Noe Thus did Noah; according to all things which that God commanded him. him, so did he.

Chapter 7

7.1 And the Lord LORD said to him: Go in, unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house, house into the ark: ark; for thee I have I seen just righteous before me in this generation.

7.2 Of all every clean beasts beast thou shalt take seven and seven, to thee by sevens, the male and the female.

7.3 But his female: and of the beasts that are unclean two and not clean by two, the male and the his female.

7.3 Of the fowls also of the air seven and seven, by sevens, the male and the female: that female; to keep seed may be saved alive upon the face of all the whole earth.

7.4 For yet a while, and after seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights: nights; and I will destroy every living substance that I have made, made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

7.5 And Noe Noah did according unto all things which that the Lord had LORD commanded him.

7.6 And he Noah was six hundred years old, old when the waters of the flood overflowed of waters was upon the earth.

7.7 And Noe Noah went in in, and his sons, and his wife wife, and the wives of his sons sons' wives with him him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

7.8 And of beasts Of clean beasts, and unclean, of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that moveth creepeth upon the earth,

7.9 Two and two There went in to Noe two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as the Lord God had commanded Noe. Noah.

7.10 And it came to pass after the seven days were passed, days, that the waters of the flood overflowed were upon the earth.

7.11 In the six hundredth year of the life of Noe, Noah's life, in the second month, in the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the floodgates windows of heaven were opened: opened.

7.12 And the rain fell was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

7.13 In the selfsame day Noe, entered Noah, and Sem, Shem, and Cham, Ham, and Japheth, his sons: his the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, went into the ark. ark;

7.14 They They, and every beast according to its after his kind, and all the cattle in after their kind, and every creeping thing that moveth creepeth upon the earth, according to its earth after his kind, and every fowl according to its after his kind, all birds, and all that fly, every bird of every sort.

7.15 Went And they went in to Noe unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein was is the breath of life.

7.16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord LORD shut him in on the outside. in.

7.17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth: earth; and the waters increased, and lifted bare up the ark on high from ark, and it was lift up above the earth.

7.18 For they overflowed exceedingly: and filled all on And the face of waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth: earth; and the ark was carried went upon the face of the waters.

7.19 And the waters prevailed beyond measure exceedingly upon the earth: earth; and all the high mountains hills, that were under the whole heaven heaven, were covered.

7.20 The water was fifteen Fifteen cubits higher than upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains which it were covered.

7.21 And all flesh was destroyed died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl fowl, and of cattle, and of beasts, beast, and of all every creeping things thing that creep creepeth upon the earth: earth, and all men. every man:

7.22 And all things wherein there is All in whose nostrils was the breath of life on life, of all that was in the earth, dry land, died.

7.23 And he destroyed all the every living substance that was destroyed which was upon the earth, from man even to beast, face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things things, and fowls the fowl of the air: heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noe Noah only remained, remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.

7.24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth a an hundred and fifty days.

Chapter 8

8.1 And God remembered Noe, Noah, and all the every living creatures, thing, and all the cattle which were that was with him in the ark, ark: and brought God made a wind upon to pass over the earth, and the waters were abated: asswaged;

8.2 The fountains also of the deep, deep and the floodgates windows of heaven, heaven were shut up, stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained. restrained;

8.3 And the waters returned from off the earth going and coming: continually: and they began to be abated after a the end of the hundred and fifty days. days the waters were abated.

8.4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seven and twentieth seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Armenia. Ararat.

8.5 And the waters were going and decreasing decreased continually until the tenth month: for in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains appeared. seen.

8.6 And after that it came to pass at the end of forty days were passed, Noe opening days, that Noah opened the window of the ark, ark which he had made, sent forth a raven: made:

8.7 Which And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and did not return, till fro, until the waters were dried up upon from off the earth.

8.8 He Also he sent forth also a dove after from him, to see if the waters had now ceased upon were abated from off the face of the earth. ground;

8.9 But she not finding where the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot might rest, foot, and she returned to unto him into the ark: ark, for the waters were upon on the face of the whole earth: and then he put forth his hand, and caught took her, and brought pulled her in unto him into the ark.

8.10 And having waited he stayed yet seven other days, he seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark. ark;

8.11 And she the dove came in to him in the evening carrying a bough of an olive tree, with green leaves, evening; and, lo, in her mouth. Noe therefore understood mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were ceased upon abated from off the earth.

8.12 And he stayed yet other seven days: days; and he sent forth the dove, dove; which returned not any more again unto him. him any more.

8.13 Therefore 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 lessened upon dried up from off the earth, earth: and Noe opening Noah removed the covering of the ark, looked, and saw that looked, and, behold, the face of the earth ground was dried. dry.

8.14 In And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth was dried.

8.15 And God spoke to Noe, saying: spake unto Noah, saying,

8.16 Go out forth of the ark, thou thou, and thy wife, and thy sons sons, and the wives of thy sons sons' wives with thee.

8.17 All Bring forth with thee every living things thing that are is with thee thee, of all flesh, as well in fowls as in beasts, both of fowl, and all of cattle, and of every creeping things thing that creep creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, bring out with thee, and go ye upon the earth: increase be fruitful, and multiply upon it. the earth.

8.18 So Noe And Noah went out, he forth, and his sons: sons, and his wife, and the wives of his sons sons' wives with him. him:

8.19 And all living things, Every beast, every creeping thing, and cattle, every fowl, and creeping things that creep whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, according to after their kinds kinds, went forth out of the ark.

8.20 And Noe built Noah builded an altar unto the Lord: LORD; and taking took of all cattle every clean beast, and fowls that were clean, of every clean fowl, and offered holocausts upon burnt offerings on the altar.

8.21 And the Lord LORD smelled a sweet savour, savour; and said: the LORD said in his heart, I will no more not again curse the earth ground any more for the sake of man: man's sake; for the imagination and thought of man's heart are prone to is evil from his youth: therefore I youth; neither will no I again smite any more destroy every living soul thing living, as I have done.

8.22 All the days of While the earth, earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, night and day, day and night shall not cease.

Chapter 9

9.1 And God blessed Noe Noah and his sons. And he sons, and said to them: Increase, unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill replenish the earth.

9.2 And let the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon all the beasts every beast of the earth, and upon all the fowls every fowl of the air, and upon all that move moveth upon the earth: earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea are delivered sea; into your hand. hand are they delivered.

9.3 And every Every moving thing that moveth, and liveth shall be meat for you: you; even as the green herbs herb have I delivered them given you all to you: things.

9.4 Saving that But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood you thereof, shall ye not eat.

9.5 For I will require the And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast, beast will I require it, and at the hand of man, man; at the hand of every man, and of his brother, man's brother will I require the life of man.

9.6 Whosoever shall shed Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood shall be shed: for man was made to in the image of God. God made he man.

9.7 But increase you and multiply, And you, be ye fruitful, and go upon multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth earth, and fill it. multiply therein.

9.8 Thus also said And God to Noe, spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him: him, saying,

9.9 Behold And I, behold, I will establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you: you;

9.10 And with every living soul creature that is with you, as well in all birds, as in cattle of the fowl, of the cattle, and beasts of every beast of the earth, earth with you; from all that are come forth go out of the ark, and in all the beasts to every beast of the earth.

9.11 And I will establish my covenant with you, and neither shall all flesh shall be no cut off any more destroyed with by the waters of a flood, flood; neither shall there any more be from henceforth a flood to waste destroy the earth.

9.12 And God said: said, This is the sign token of the covenant which I give make between me and you, you and to every living soul creature that is with you, for perpetual generations. generations:

9.13 I will do set my bow in the clouds, cloud, and it shall be the sign for a token of a covenant between me and between the earth.

9.14 And it shall come to pass, when I shall cover bring a cloud over the sky with clouds, my earth, that the bow shall appear be seen in the clouds: cloud:

9.15 And I will remember my covenant with you, covenant, which is between me and with you and every living soul that beareth flesh: creature of all flesh; and there the waters shall no more be waters of become a flood to destroy all flesh.

9.16 And the bow shall be in the clouds, cloud; and I shall see will look upon it, and shall that I may remember the everlasting covenant, that was made covenant between God and every living soul creature of all flesh which that is upon the earth.

9.17 And God said to Noe: unto Noah, This shall be is the sign token of the covenant, which I have established, established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

9.18 And the sons of Noe, who came out Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Sem, Cham, Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Cham Ham is the father of Chanaan. Canaan.

9.19 These three are the three sons of Noe: Noah: and from these of them was all mankind spread over the whole earth. earth overspread.

9.20 And Noe a husbandman Noah began to till the ground, be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard. vineyard:

9.21 And drinking he drank of the wine wine, and was made drunk, drunken; and he was uncovered in within his tent.

9.22 Which when Cham And Ham, the father of Chanaan had seen, to wit, that his father's Canaan, saw the nakedness was uncovered, he of his father, and told it to his two brethren without.

9.23 But Sem And Shem and Japheth put took a cloak garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and going went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father: father; and their faces were turned away, backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.

9.24 And Noe awaking Noah awoke from the his wine, when he had learned and knew what his younger son had done to him, unto him.

9.25 He said: And he said, Cursed be Chanaan, Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

9.26 And he said: said, Blessed be the Lord LORD God of Sem, Shem; and Canaan shall be Chanaan his servant.

9.27 May God shall enlarge Japheth, and may he shall dwell in the tents of Sem, Shem; and Chanaan Canaan shall be his servant.

9.28 And Noe Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

9.29 And all his the days of Noah were in the whole nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.

Chapter 10

10.1 These Now these are the generations of the sons of Noe: Sem, Cham, Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them sons were sons born after the flood.

10.2 The sons of Japheth: Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Thubal, Tubal, and Mosoch, Meshech, and Thiras. Tiras.

10.3 And the sons of Gomer: Ascenez Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath Riphath, and Thogorma. Togarmah.

10.4 And the sons of Javan: Elisa Javan; Elishah, and Tharsis, Cetthim Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

10.5 By these were divided the islands isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands, lands; every one according to after his tongue and tongue, after their families families, in their nations.

10.6 And the Sons sons of Cham: Chus, Ham; Cush, and Mesram, Mizraim, and Phuth, Phut, and Chanaan. Canaan.

10.7 And the sons of Chus: Saba, Cush; Seba, and Hevila, Havilah, and Sabatha, Sabtah, and Regma, Raamah, and Sabatacha. The Sabtechah: and the sons of Regma: Saba, Raamah; Sheba, and Dadan. Dedan.

10.8 Now Chus begot Nemrod: And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty on one in the earth.

10.9 And he He was a stout mighty hunter before the Lord. Hence came a proverb: LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nemrod Nimrod the stout mighty hunter before the Lord. LORD.

10.10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babylon, Babel, and Arach, Erech, and Achad, Accad, and Chalanne Calneh, in the land of Sennaar. Shinar.

10.11 Out of that land came went forth Assur, Asshur, and built Ninive, builded Nineveh, and the streets of the city, city Rehoboth, and Chale. Calah,

10.12 And Resen also between Ninive Nineveh and Chale: this is Calah: the same is a great city.

10.13 And Mesraim begot Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim Anamim, and Laabim, Nephthuim. Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

10.14 And Phetrusim, Pathrusim, and Chasluim; Casluhim, (out of whom came forth the Philistines, Philistim,) and the Capthorim. Caphtorim.

10.15 And Chanaan begot Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, the Hethite, first born, and Heth,

10.16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorrhite, Amorite, and the Gergesite. Girgasite,

10.17 The Hevite And the Hivite, and Aracite: the Arkite, and the Sinite,

10.18 And the Aradian, Arvadite, and the Samarite, Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterwards afterward were the families of the Chanaanites were Canaanites spread abroad.

10.19 And the limits border of Chanaan were the Canaanites was from Sidon Sidon, as one comes to Gerara even thou comest to Gaza, until Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou enter Sodom goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrha, Gomorrah, and Adama, Admah, and Seboim Zeboim, even to Lesa. unto Lasha.

10.20 These are the children sons of Cham in Ham, after their kindreds and families, after their tongues, and generations, and lands, in their countries, and in their nations.

10.21 Of Sem also Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Heber, Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, sons Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.

10.22 The sons children of Sem: Elam Shem; Elam, and Assur, Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.

10.23 The sons And the children of Aram: Us, Aram; Uz, and Hull, Hul, and Gether; Gether, and Mes. Mash.

10.24 But And Arphaxad begot Sale, of whom was born Heber. begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.

10.25 And to Heber unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Phaleg, because Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided: divided; and his brother's name Jectan. was Joktan.

10.26 Which Jectan begot Elmodad, And Joktan begat Almodad, and Saleph, Sheleph, and Asarmoth, Jare, Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

10.27 And Aduram, Hadoram, and Uzal, and Decla, Diklah,

10.28 And Ebal, Obal, and Abimael, Saba, and Sheba,

10.29 And Ophir, and Hevila, Havilah, and Jobab. All Jobab: all these were the sons of Jectan. Joktan.

10.30 And their dwelling was from Messa as we go on as far Mesha, as Sephar, thou goest unto Sephar a mountain in mount of the east.

10.31 These are the children sons of Sem according to Shem, after their kindreds and families, after their tongues, and countries in their lands, after their nations.

10.32 These are the families of Noe, according to the sons of Noah, after their people generations, in their nations: and nations. By by these were the nations divided on in the earth after the flood.

Chapter 11

11.1 And the whole earth was of one tongue, language, and of the same one speech.

11.2 And when it came to pass, as they removed journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Sennaar, Shinar; and they dwelt in it. there.

11.3 And each one they said one to his neighbour: Come another, Go to, let us make brick, and bake burn them with fire. thoroughly. And they had brick instead of stones, for stone, and slime instead of mortar: had they for morter.

11.4 And they said: Come, said, Go to, let us make build us a city and a tower, the whose top whereof may reach to unto heaven; and let us make our name famous before us a name, lest we be scattered abroad into all lands. upon the face of the whole earth.

11.5 And the Lord LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of Adam were building. men builded.

11.6 And he said: the LORD said, Behold, it the people is one people, one, and all they have all one tongue: language; and this they have begun begin to do this, neither do: and now nothing will they leave off be restrained from their designs, till them, which they accomplish them in deed. have imagined to do.

11.7 Come ye, therefore, Go to, let us go down, and there confound their tongue, language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

11.8 And so So the Lord LORD scattered them abroad from that place into thence upon the face of all lands, the earth: and they ceased left off to build the city.

11.9 And therefore Therefore is the name thereof was of it called Babel, Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the whole earth was confounded: earth: and from thence did the Lord scattered LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all countries. the earth.

11.10 These are the generations of Sem: Sem Shem: Shem was a an hundred years old when he begot Arphaxad, old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood. flood:

11.11 And Sem Shem lived after he begot Arphaxad, begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begot begat sons and daughters.

11.12 And Arphaxad lived thirty-five five and thirty years, and begot Sale. begat Salah:

11.13 And Arphaxad lived after he begot Sale, three begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begot begat sons and daughters.

11.14 Sale also And Salah lived thirty years, and begot Heber. begat Eber:

11.15 And Sale Salah lived after he begot Heber, begat Eber four hundred and three years: years, and begot begat sons and daughters.

11.16 And Heber Eber lived thirty-four four and thirty years, and begot Phaleg. begat Peleg:

11.17 And Heber Eber lived after he begot Phaleg, begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years: years, and begot begat sons and daughters.

11.18 Phaleg also And Peleg lived thirty years, and begot Reu. begat Reu:

11.19 And Phaleg Peleg lived after he begot Reu, begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begot begat sons and daughters.

11.20 And Reu lived thirty-two two and thirty years, and begot Sarug. begat Serug:

11.21 And Reu lived after he begot Sarug, begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begot begat sons and daughters.

11.22 And Sarug Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nachor. begat Nahor:

11.23 And Sarug Serug lived after he begot Nachor, begat Nahor two hundred years, and begot begat sons and daughters.

11.24 And Nachor Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begot Thare. begat Terah:

11.25 And Nachor Nahor lived after he begot Thare, a begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begot begat sons and daughters.

11.26 And Thare Terah lived seventy years, and begot begat Abram, and Nachor, Nahor, and Aran. Haran.

11.27 And Now these are the generations of Thare: Thare begot Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nachor, Nahor, and Aran. And Aran begot Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

11.28 And Aran Haran died before Thare his father, father Terah in the land of his nativity nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

11.29 And Abram and Nachor married Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai: Sarai; and the name of Nachor's Nahor's wife, Melcha, Milcah, the daughter of Aran, Haran, the father of Melcha Milcah, and the father of Jescha. Iscah.

11.30 And But Sarai was barren, and barren; she had no children. child.

11.31 And Thare Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Aran, Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, the wife of Abram his son, son Abram's wife; and brought they went forth with them out of from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Chanaan: Canaan; and they came as far as unto Haran, and dwelt there.

11.32 And the days of Thare Terah were two hundred and five years, years: and he Terah died in Haran.

Chapter 12

12.1 And Now the Lord LORD had said to Abram: Go forth unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and out of from thy father's house, and come into the unto a land which that I shall will shew thee. thee:

12.2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and magnify make thy name, name great; and thou shalt be blessed. a blessing:

12.3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them him that curse thee, curseth thee: and IN THEE in thee shall all the kindreds families of the earth be blessed.

12.4 So Abram went out departed, as the Lord LORD had commanded him, spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy-five seventy and five years old when he went forth from departed out of Haran.

12.5 And he Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all the their substance which that they had gathered, and the souls which that they had gotten in Haran: Haran; and they went out forth to go into the land of Chanaan. And when they were come Canaan; and into it, the land of Canaan they came.

12.6 And Abram passed through the country land unto the place of Sichem, as far as unto the noble vale: now plain of Moreh. And the Chanaanite Canaanite was at that time then in the land.

12.7 And the Lord LORD appeared to unto Abram, and said to him: To said, Unto thy seed will I give this land. And he built land: and there builded he an altar to unto the Lord, LORD, who had appeared to unto him.

12.8 And passing on he removed from thence to unto a mountain, that was mountain on the east side of Bethel, he there and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: he built and there also he builded an altar to unto the Lord, LORD, and called upon his name. the name of the LORD.

12.9 And Abram went forward, journeyed, going and proceeding on to still toward the south.

12.10 And there came was a famine in the country: land: and Abram went down into Egypt, Egypt to sojourn there: there; for the famine was very grievous in the land.

12.11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said to unto Sarai his wife: wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a beautiful woman: fair woman to look upon:

12.12 And that Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they will say: She shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, and keep thee. but they will save thee alive.

12.13 Say, therefore, I pray thee, that thou art my sister: that I it may be well used with me for thee, thy sake; and that my soul may shall live for thy sake. because of thee.

12.14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians saw beheld the woman that she was very beautiful. fair.

12.15 And the The princes told Pharao, also of Pharaoh saw her, and praised commended her before him: Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into the house of Pharao. Pharaoh's house.

12.16 And they used he entreated Abram well for her sake. And sake: and he had sheep sheep, and oxen oxen, and he asses, and men servants, menservants, and maid servants, maidservants, and she asses, and camels.

12.17 But And the Lord scourged Pharao LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with most grievous stripes for Sarai, great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.

12.18 And Pharao Pharaoh called Abram, Abram and said to him: said, What is this that thou hast done to unto me? Why why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

12.19 For what cause didst thou say, she was thy sister, that Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might take have taken her to my wife? Now me to wife: now therefore there is behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.

12.20 And Pharao gave Pharaoh commanded his men orders concerning Abram: him: and they led sent him away away, and his wife, and all that he had.

Chapter 13

13.1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him him, into the south.

13.2 And he Abram was very rich in possession of gold cattle, in silver, and silver. in gold.

13.3 And he returned by the way, that he came, went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, to unto the place where before he had pitched his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai, Hai;

13.4 In Unto the place of the altar altar, which he had made before, make there at the first: and there he Abram called upon on the name of the Lord. LORD.

13.5 But And Lot also, who was which went with Abram, had flocks of sheep, flocks, and herds of beasts, herds, and tents.

13.6 Neither was And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, and so that they could not dwell together.

13.7 Whereupon also And there arose was a strife between the herdsmen herdmen of Abram Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot. And at that time Lot's cattle: and the Chanaanite Canaanite and the Pherezite Perizzite dwelled then in that country. the land.

13.8 And Abram therefore said to Lot: unto Lot, Let there be no quarrel, strife, I beseech pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdsmen herdmen and thy herdsmen: herdmen; for we are be brethren.

13.9 Behold Is not the whole land is before thee: depart from me, thee? separate thyself, I pray thee: thee, from me: if thou wilt go to take the left hand, then I will take go to the right: right; or if thou choose depart to the right hand, then I will pass go to the left.

13.10 And Lot lifting lifted up his eyes, saw and beheld all the country about the plain of Jordan, which that it was well watered throughout, every where, before the Lord LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrha, Gomorrah, even as the paradise garden of the Lord, and LORD, like Egypt the land of Egypt, as one comes to Segor. thou comest unto Zoar.

13.11 And Then Lot chose to himself the country about him all the Jordan, plain of Jordan; and he departed from the Lot journeyed east: and they were separated themselves the one brother from the other.

13.12 Abram dwelt dwelled in the land of Chanaan: Canaan, and Lot abode dwelled in the towns, that were about cities of the Jordan, plain, and dwelt in pitched his tent toward Sodom.

13.13 And But the men of Sodom were very wicked, wicked and sinners before the face of the Lord beyond measure. LORD exceedingly.

13.14 And the Lord LORD said to unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him: him, Lift up thy now thine eyes, and look from the place wherein where thou now art, to the north art northward, and to the south, to the east southward, and to the west. eastward, and westward:

13.15 All For all the land which thou seest, I to thee will I give to thee, it, and to thy seed for ever.

13.16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if any a man be able to can number the dust of the earth, he then shall be able to number thy seed also. also be numbered.

13.17 Arise and Arise, walk through the land in the length, length of it and in the breadth thereof: of it; for I will give it to unto thee.

13.18 So Then Abram removing removed his tent, came, and came and dwelt by in the vale plain of Mambre, Mamre, which is in Hebron: Hebron, and he built there an altar to unto the Lord. LORD.

Chapter 14

14.1 And it came to pass at that time, that Amraphel, in the days of Amraphel king of Sennaar, and Arioch, Shinar, Arioch king of Pontus, and Chodorlahomor, Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of the Elamites, Elam, and Thadal, Tidal king of nations, nations;

14.2 Made That these made war against Bara, with Bera king of Sodom, and against Bersa, with Birsha king of Gomorrha, and against Sennaab, Gomorrah, Shinab king of Adama, Admah, and against Semeber, Shemeber king of Seboim, Zeboiim, and against the king of Bala, Bela, which is Segor. Zoar.

14.3 All these came were joined together into in the woodland vale, vale of Siddim, which now is the salt sea.

14.4 For Twelve years they had served Chodorlahomor twelve years, Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they revolted from him. rebelled.

14.5 And in the fourteenth year came Chodorlahomor, Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him: him, and they smote the Raphaim Rephaims in Astarothcarnaim, Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzim with them, Zuzims in Ham, and the Emim Emins in Save of Cariathaim. Shaveh Kiriathaim,

14.6 And the Chorreans Horites in the mountains of their mount Seir, even to the plains of Pharan, unto Elparan, which is in by the wilderness.

14.7 And they returned, and came to the fountain of Misphat, the same Enmishpat, which is Cades: Kadesh, and they smote all the country of the Amalecites, Amalekites, and also the Amorrhean Amorites, that dwelt in Asasonthamar. Hazezontamar.

14.8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrha, Gomorrah, and the king of Adama, Admah, and the king of Seboim, Zeboiim, and the king of Bala, which Bela (the same is Segor, went out: Zoar;) and they set themselves against them in joined battle array, with them in the woodland vale: vale of Siddim;

14.9 To wit, against Chodorlahomor With Chedorlaomer the king of the Elamites, Elam, and Thadal with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Sennaar, Shinar, and Arioch king of Pontus: Ellasar; four kings against with five.

14.10 Now And the woodland vale had many pits of slime. And the king Siddim was full of Sodom, slimepits; and the king kings of Gomorrha turned their backs, Sodom and were overthrown there: Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained, remained fled to the mountain.

14.11 And they took all the substance goods of the Sodomites, Sodom and Gomorrhites, Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way: way.

14.12 And Lot also, the son of they took Lot, Abram's brother, brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his substance. goods, and departed.

14.13 And behold one, there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew, who Hebrew; for he dwelt in the vale plain of Mambre the Amorrhite, Mamre the Amorite, brother of Escol, Eshcol, and the brother of Aner: for and these had made a league were confederate with Abram.

14.14 Which And when Abram had heard, to wit, heard that his brother Lot was taken, taken captive, he numbered of the servants armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, well appointed: and pursued them to unto Dan.

14.15 And dividing his company, he rushed upon them in the divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and defeated them: smote them, and pursued them as far as Hoba, unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.

14.16 And he brought back all the substance, goods, and Lot also brought again his brother, with brother Lot, and his substance, goods, and the women also, and the people.

14.17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him, him after he returned his return from the slaughter of Chodorlahomor, Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him in him, at the vale valley of Save, Shaveh, which is the king's vale. dale.

14.18 But Melchisedech, the And Melchizedek king of Salem, bringing Salem brought forth bread and wine, for wine: and he was the priest of the most high God, God.

14.19 Blessed And he blessed him, and said: said, Blessed be Abram by of the most high God, who created possessor of heaven and earth. earth:

14.20 And blessed be the most high God, by whose protection, the which hath delivered thine enemies are in into thy hands. hand. And he gave him the tithes of all.

14.21 And the king of Sodom said to Abram: unto Abram, Give me the persons, and the rest take the goods to thyself.

14.22 And he answered him: Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up my mine hand to unto the Lord God LORD, the most high, high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

14.23 That I will not take from the very woofthread unto the shoe latchet, a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take of any things thing that are is thine, lest thou say: shouldest say, I have enriched Abram. made Abram rich:

14.24 Except such things as Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the shares portion of the men that came which went with me, Aner, Escol, Eshcol, and Mambre: these shall Mamre; let them take their shares. portion.

Chapter 15

15.1 Now when After these things were done, the word of the Lord LORD came to unto Abram by in a vision, saying: saying, Fear not, Abram, Abram: I am thy protector, shield, and thy reward exceeding great. great reward.

15.2 And Abram said: Lord said, LORD God, what wilt thou give me? me, seeing I shall go without children: childless, and the son of the steward of my house is this Damascus Eliezer. Eliezer of Damascus?

15.3 And Abram added: But said, Behold, to me thou hast not given no seed: and lo my servant and, lo, one born in my house, shall be my house is mine heir.

15.4 And immediately And, behold, the word of the Lord LORD came to unto him, saying : He saying, This shall not be thy heir: thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thy bowels, him shalt thou have for thy thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

15.5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said to him: said, Look up to heaven now toward heaven, and number tell the stars stars, if thou canst. And be able to number them: and he said to him: unto him, So shall thy seed be.

15.6 Abram And he believed God, in the LORD; and he counted it was reputed to him unto justice. for righteousness.

15.7 And he said to him: unto him, I am the Lord who LORD that brought thee out from of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land, and that thou mightest possess land to inherit it.

15.8 But And he said: Lord said, LORD God, whereby may shall I know that I shall possess inherit it?

15.9 And the Lord answered, and said: he said unto him, Take me a cow an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years. years old, and a ram of three years, years old, and a turtle also, turtledove, and a young pigeon.

15.10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid the two pieces of each piece one against the other: another: but the birds he divided he not.

15.11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcasses, and carcases, Abram drove them away.

15.12 And when the sun was setting, going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a great and darksome Abram; and, lo, an horror seized of great darkness fell upon him.

15.13 And it was he said unto him: Abram, Know thou beforehand of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not their own, their's, and they shall bring them under bondage, serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years. years;

15.14 But I will judge the nation which And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and after this they afterward shall they come out with great substance.

15.15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace, and peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

15.16 But in the fourth generation they shall return hither: come hither again: for as yet the iniquities iniquity of the Amorrhites are Amorites is not at the full until this present time. yet full.

15.17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun was set, there arose a dark mist, went down, and there appeared it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp of fire passing that passed between those divisions. pieces.

15.18 That In the same day God the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying: To saying, Unto thy seed will have I give given this land, from the river to of Egypt even to unto the great river, the river Euphrates. Euphrates:

15.19 The Cineans, Kenites, and Cenezites, the Cedmonites, Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

15.20 And the Hethites, Hittites, and the Pherezites, Perizzites, and the Raphaim also, Rephaims,

15.21 And the Amorrhites, Amorites, and the Chanaanites, Canaanites, and the Gergesites, Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

Chapter 16

16.1 Now Sarai, the Sarai Abram's wife of Abram, had brought forth bare him no children: but having a and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, named Agar, whose name was Hagar.

16.2 She And Sarai said to her husband: Behold, unto Abram, Behold now, the Lord LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my handmaid, maid; it may be that I may have obtain children of her at least. by her. And when he agreed Abram hearkened to her request, the voice of Sarai.

16.3 She And Sarai Abram's wife took Agar the Egyptian Hagar her handmaid, ten years maid the Egyptian, after they first Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Chanaan, Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.

16.4 And he went in to her. But unto Hagar, and she perceiving conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was with child, despised in her mistress. eyes.

16.5 And Sarai said to Abram: Thou dost unjustly with me: unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I gave have given my handmaid maid into thy bosom, bosom; and when she perceiving herself to be with child, despiseth me. The Lord saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.

16.6 And But Abram made answer, and said to her: Behold unto Sarai, Behold, thy handmaid maid is in thy own hand, use thine hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai afflicted dealt hardly with her, she ran away. fled from her face.

16.7 And the angel of the Lord having LORD found her, her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, which is by the fountain in the way to Sur in the desert, Shur.

16.8 He said to her: Agar, handmaid of Sarai, And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence comest camest thou? and whither goest thou? wilt thou go? And she answered: said, I flee from the face of Sarai, my mistress. mistress Sarai.

16.9 And the angel of the Lord LORD said to her: unto her, Return to thy mistress, and humble submit thyself under her hand. hands.

16.10 And again he said: the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, and that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

16.11 And again: Behold, the angel of the LORD said he, unto her, Behold, thou art with child, child and thou shalt bring forth bear a son: son, and thou shalt call his name Ismael, Ishmael; because the Lord LORD hath heard thy affliction.

16.12 He shall And he will be a wild man: man; his hand will be against all men, every man, and all men's hands every man's hand against him: him; and he shall pitch his tents over against dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

16.13 And she called the name of the Lord LORD that spoke spake unto her: her, Thou the God who hast seen me. For seest me: for she said: Verily, here have said, Have I seen the hinder parts of also here looked after him that seeth me. me?

16.14 Therefore she called that well, Wherefore the well of him that liveth and seeth me. The same was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Cades Kadesh and Barad. Bered.

16.15 And Agar brought forth Hagar bare Abram a son to Abram: who son: and Abram called his name Ismael. son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

16.16 And Abram was four score fourscore and six years old old, when Agar brought him forth Ismael. Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

Chapter 17

17.1 And after he began to be when Abram was ninety and nine years old, old and nine, the Lord LORD appeared to him: Abram, and said unto him: him, I am the Almighty God: God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

17.2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee: thee, and I will multiply thee exceedingly.

17.3 And Abram fell flat on his face. face: and God talked with him, saying,

17.4 And God said to him: I am, and As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

17.5 Neither shall thy name be called any more Abram: but thou shalt be called Abraham: because I have made thee Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations. nations have I made thee.

17.6 And I will make thee increase exceedingly, exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

17.7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee, thee and between thy seed after thee in their generations, by a perpetual covenant: generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

17.8 And I will give to unto thee, and to thy seed, seed after thee, the land of thy sojournment, wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Chanaan, Canaan, for a perpetual possession, an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

17.9 Again And God said to Abraham: And thou therefore unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant, covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.

17.10 This is my covenant covenant, which you ye shall observe keep, between me and you, you and thy seed after thee: All the male kind of thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.

17.11 And you ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, that foreskin; and it may shall be for a sign token of the covenant between betwixt me and you.

17.12 An infant of And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every manchild man child in your generations: generations, he that is born in the house, as well as the or bought servant, shall be circumcised, and whosoever with money of any stranger, which is not of your stock: thy seed.

17.13 And 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 a perpetual an everlasting covenant.

17.14 The male And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin shall is not be circumcised, that soul shall be destroyed out of cut off from his people: because people; he hath broken my covenant.

17.15 And God said also to Abraham: unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sara. Sarah shall her name be.

17.16 And I will bless her, and of her I will give thee a son, whom son also of her: yea, I will bless, bless her, and he she shall become nations, and be a mother of nations; kings of people shall spring from him. be of her.

17.17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, saying and said in his heart: heart, Shall a son, thinkest thou, child be born to unto him that is a an hundred years old? and shall Sara Sarah, that is ninety years old bring forth? old, bear?

17.18 And he Abraham said to God: unto God, O that Ismael may Ishmael might live before thee. thee!

17.19 And God said to Abraham: Sara said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son, son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac, Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for a perpetual an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

17.20 And as for Ismael Ishmael, I have also heard thee. thee: Behold, I will bless have blessed him, and increase, will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly: he shall beget exceedingly; twelve chiefs, princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

17.21 But my covenant I will I establish with Isaac, whom Sara which Sarah shall bring forth to bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

17.22 And when he had left off speaking talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

17.23 And Abraham took Ismael Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house: house, and all whom he had bought, that were bought with his money, every male among the men of his house: Abraham's house; and he circumcised the flesh of their foreskin forthwith in the very same selfsame day, as God had commanded said unto him.

17.24 And Abraham was ninety and nine years old, old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

17.25 And Ismael Ishmael his son was full thirteen years old at old, when he was circumcised in the time flesh of his circumcision. foreskin.

17.26 The In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised circumcised, and Ismael Ishmael his son.

17.27 And all the men of his house, as well they that were born in his house, as the bought servants house, and strangers, bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

Chapter 18

18.1 And the Lord LORD appeared to unto him in the vale plains of Mambre as Mamre: and he was sitting at sat in the tent door of his tent, in the very heat of the day. day;

18.2 And when he had lifted lift up his eyes, there appeared to him eyes and looked, and, lo, three men standing near to stood by him: and as soon as when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the door of his tent, tent door, and adored down to bowed himself toward the ground. ground,

18.3 And he said: Lord, said, My LORD, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away away, I pray thee, from thy servant. servant:

18.4 But I will fetch Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash ye your feet, and rest ye yourselves under the tree. tree:

18.5 And I will set fetch a morsel of bread, and strengthen comfort ye your heart, afterwards you hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are you ye come aside to your servant. And they said: Do said, So do, as thou hast spoken. said.

18.6 And Abraham made haste hastened into the tent to Sara, unto Sarah, and said to her: said, Make haste, temper together ready quickly three measures of flour, fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.

18.7 And he himself Abraham ran to unto the herd, and took from thence fetcht a calf, very calf tender and very good, and gave it to unto a young man, who made haste man; and boiled he hasted to dress it.

18.8 He And he took also butter butter, and milk, and the calf which he had boiled, dressed, and set it before them: but them; and he stood by them under the tree. tree, and they did eat.

18.9 And when they had eaten, they said to him: unto him, Where is Sara Sarah thy wife? He answered: Lo she is And he said, Behold, in the tent.

18.10 And he said to him: said, I will certainly return and come to unto thee at this time, life accompanying, and Sara, according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife, wife shall have a son. Which when Sara heard, she laughed behind the door of And Sarah heard it in the tent. tent door, which was behind him.

18.11 Now they Abraham and Sarah were both old, old and far advanced well stricken in years, age; and it had ceased to be with Sara Sarah after the manner of women.

18.12 And she Therefore Sarah laughed secretly, saying: within herself, saying, After I am grown old, and my lord is an waxed old man, shall I give myself to pleasure? have pleasure, my lord being old also?

18.13 And the Lord LORD said to Abraham: Why unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sara Sarah laugh, saying: saying, Shall I, who am an old woman, I of a surety bear a child indeed? child, which am old?

18.14 Is there any thing too hard to God? According to appointment for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to thee at this same time, life accompanying, the time of life, and Sara Sarah shall have a son.

18.15 Sara Then Sarah denied, saying: saying, I did not laugh: laughed not; for she was afraid. But the Lord said: And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

18.16 And when the men rose up from thence, they turned their eyes towards and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham walked went with them, bringing them to bring them on the way.

18.17 And the Lord said: Can LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham what that thing which I am about to do: do;

18.18 Seeing he that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth shall be blessed? blessed in him?

18.19 For I know him, that he will command his children, children and his household after him, to and they shall keep the way of the Lord, and LORD, to do judgment justice and justice: judgment; that for Abraham's sake, the Lord LORD may bring to effect all the things upon Abraham that which he hath spoken unto of him.

18.20 And the Lord said: The LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrha Gomorrah is multiplied, great, and because their sin is become exceedingly grievous. very grievous;

18.21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry that of it, which is come to unto me; or whether it be not so, that and if not, I may will know.

18.22 And they the men turned themselves their faces from thence, and went their way to toward Sodom: but Abraham as yet stood yet before the Lord. LORD.

18.23 And drawing nigh, he said: Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the just righteous with the wicked?

18.24 If Peradventure there be fifty just men in righteous within the city, shall they perish withal? and city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare that the place for the sake of the fifty just, if they be righteous that are therein?

18.25 Far That be it far from thee to do after this thing, and manner, to slay the just righteous with the wicked, wicked: and for that the just to righteous should be in like case as the wicked; this is not beseeming wicked, that be far from thee: thou who judgest Shall not the Judge of all the earth, wilt not make this judgment. earth do right?

18.26 And the Lord said to him: LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty just righteous within the city, then I will spare all the whole place for their sake. sakes.

18.27 And Abraham answered, answered and said: Seeing said, Behold now, I have once begun, I will speak taken upon me to my Lord, whereas I speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes. ashes:

18.28 What if Peradventure there be shall lack five less than of the fifty just persons? righteous: wilt thou for five and forty destroy all the whole city: city for lack of five? And he said: said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it, if I find five and forty. it.

18.29 And again he said to him: But if forty spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there, what wilt thou do? He said: there. And he said, I will not destroy do it for the sake of forty. forty's sake.

18.30 Lord, saith he, be And he said unto him, Oh let not the LORD be angry, I beseech thee, if and I will speak: What if thirty Peradventure there shall thirty be found there? He answered: there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

18.31 Seeing, saith he, And he said, Behold now, I have once begun, I will speak taken upon me to my Lord: What if twenty speak unto the LORD: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there? He said: there. And he said, I will not destroy it for the sake of twenty. twenty's sake.

18.32 I beseech thee, saith he, be And he said, Oh let not the LORD be angry, Lord, if and I will speak yet once more: What if but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there? there. And he said: said, I will not destroy it for the sake of ten. ten's sake.

18.33 And the Lord departed, after LORD went his way, as soon as he had left speaking to communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned to unto his place.

Chapter 19

19.1 And the there came two angels came to Sodom in the evening, at even; and Lot was sitting sat in the gate of the city. And Sodom: and Lot seeing them, he them rose up and went to meet them: them; and worshipped prostrate to he bowed himself with his face toward the ground. ground;

19.2 And said: I beseech you, he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in to the house of in, I pray you, into your servant, servant's house, and lodge there: tarry all night, and wash your feet, and in the morning you ye shall rise up early, and go on your way. ways. And they said: No, said, Nay; but we will abide in the street. street all night.

19.3 He And he pressed upon them very much to turn greatly; and they turned in unto him: him, and when they were come entered into his house, house; and he made them a feast, and baked did bake unleavened bread, and they ate: did eat.

19.4 But before they went to bed, lay down, the men of the city beset city, even the house, men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both young old and old, young, all the people together. from every quarter:

19.5 And they called unto Lot, and said to him: unto him, Where are the men that which came in to thee at this night? bring them out hither, unto us, that we may know them: them.

19.6 And Lot went out to at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, and said:

19.7 Do not so, And said, I beseech pray you, my brethren, do not commit this evil. so wickedly.

19.8 Behold now, I have two daughters who, as yet, which have not known man; let me, I will pray you, bring them out to unto you, and abuse you them as it shall please you, so that you do no evil ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men, because men do nothing; for therefore came they are come in under the shadow of my roof.

19.9 But And they said: Get thee back thither. said, Stand back. And again: Thou camest in, they said they, as a stranger, was it again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge? therefore we judge: now will afflict thee more we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed very violently sore upon Lot: and they were even at the point of breaking open man, even Lot, and came near to break the doors. door.

19.10 And behold But the men put out forth their hand, and drew in pulled Lot unto into the house to them, and shut to the door.

19.11 And them, they smote the men that were without, they struck with blindness from at the least to door of the greatest, house with blindness, both small and great: so that they could not wearied themselves to find the door.

19.12 And they the men said to Lot: unto Lot, Hast thou here any of thine? besides? son in law, or and thy sons, or and thy daughters, all that are thine and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this city: place:

19.13 For we will destroy this place, because their the cry of them is grown loud waxen great before the Lord, who face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy them. it.

19.14 So And Lot went out, and spoke to spake unto his sons in law that were to have law, which married his daughters, and said: Arise: said, Up, get you out of this place, because place; for the Lord LORD will destroy this city. And But he seemed to them to speak as it were one that mocked unto his sons in jest. law.

19.15 And when it was morning, the morning arose, then the angels pressed him, saying: hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and the thy two daughters that thou hast: daughters, which are here; lest thou also perish be consumed in the wickedness iniquity of the city.

19.16 And as while he lingered, they took the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters, because daughters; the Lord spared him.

19.17 And LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city: and there they spoke city.

19.17 And it came to him, saying: Save pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life: life; look not back, behind thee, neither stay thou in all the country about: but save thy self in plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be also consumed.

19.18 And Lot said to them: I beseech thee, unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord, LORD:

19.19 Because Behold now, thy servant hath found grace before thee, in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewn to me, shewed unto me in saving my life, life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil seize take me, and I die. die:

19.20 There is Behold now, this city here at hand, is near to which I may flee, flee unto, and it is a little one, and I shall be saved in it: is one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one, one?) and my soul shall live? live.

19.21 And he said to him: Behold also in this, unto him, See, I have heard thy prayers, accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not to destroy the city overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.

19.22 Make haste, and be saved there: because Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing anything till thou go in be come thither. Therefore the name of that the city was called Segor. Zoar.

19.23 The sun was risen upon the earth, and earth when Lot entered into Segor. Zoar.

19.24 And Then the Lord LORD rained upon Sodom and Gomorrha upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord LORD out of heaven. heaven;

19.25 And he destroyed these overthrew those cities, and all the country about, plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and all things that spring from which grew upon the earth. ground.

19.26 And But his wife looking looked back from behind her, was turned into him, and she became a statue pillar of salt.

19.27 And Abraham got gat up early in the morning, and in morning to the place where he had stood before with the Lord: LORD:

19.28 He And he looked towards toward Sodom and Gomorrha, Gomorrah, and toward all the whole land of that country: the plain, and he saw beheld, and, lo, the ashes rise up from smoke of the earth country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

19.29 Now And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that country, remembering God remembered Abraham, he delivered and sent Lot out of the destruction midst of the cities wherein overthrow, when he had overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

19.30 And Lot went up out of Segor, Zoar, and abode dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him (for him; for he was afraid feared to stay dwell in Segor) Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters with him. daughters.

19.31 And the elder firstborn said to unto the younger: younger, Our father is old, and there is no not a man left on in the earth, earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the whole earth. earth:

19.32 Come, let us make him drunk with our father drink wine, and let us we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

19.33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the elder firstborn went in, and lay with her father: but father; and he perceived not, neither not when his daughter she lay down, nor when she rose up. arose.

19.34 And it came to pass on the next day morrow, that the elder firstborn said to unto the younger: Behold younger, Behold, I lay last night yesternight with my father, father: let us make him drink wine also to night, this night also; and go thou shalt in, and lie with him, that we may save preserve seed of our father.

19.35 They And they made their father drink wine that night also, also: and the younger daughter went in, arose, and lay with him: him; and neither then did he perceive perceived not when she lay down, nor when she rose up. arose.

19.36 So Thus were both the two daughters of Lot were with child by their father.

19.37 And the elder bore first born bare a son, and she called his name Moab: he the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

19.38 The younger And the younger, she also bore bare a son, and she called his name Ammon; that is, Benammi: the son of my people: he same is the father of the Ammonites children of Ammon unto this day.

Chapter 20

20.1 And Abraham removed journeyed from thence to toward the south country, and dwelt dwelled between Cades Kadesh and Sur, Shur, and sojourned in Gerara. Gerar.

20.2 And he Abraham said of Sara Sarah his wife: wife, She is my sister. So sister: and Abimelech the king of Gerara Gerar sent, and took her. Sarah.

20.3 And But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and he said to him: Lo him, Behold, thou shalt die art but a dead man, for the woman that which thou hast taken: taken; for she hath is a husband. man's wife.

20.4 Now But Abimelech had not touched her, come near her: and he said: Lord, said, LORD, wilt thou slay also a nation that is ignorant and just? righteous nation?

20.5 Did not Said he say to me: not unto me, She is my sister: sister? and she, even she say, herself said, He is my brother? brother: in the simplicity integrity of my heart, heart and cleanness innocency of my hands have I done this.

20.6 And God said to him: And unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst it with a sincere heart: and therefore this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me, and I me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

20.7 Now therefore restore the man his wife, wife; for he is a prophet: prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: but and if thou wilt not restore her, her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou thou, and all that are thine.

20.8 And Therefore Abimelech forthwith rising up rose early in the night, morning, and called all his servants: servants, and spoke told all these words things in their hearing, ears: and all the men were exceedingly sore afraid.

20.9 And Then Abimelech called also for Abraham, and said to him: unto him, What hast thou done to unto us? and what have we I offended thee in, thee, that thou hast brought upon on me and upon on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done to us what thou oughtest deeds unto me that ought not to do. be done.

20.10 And again he expostulated with him, and said: Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this? this thing?

20.11 And Abraham answered: said, Because I thought with myself, saying: Perhaps there is not thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place: place; and they will kill slay me for the sake of my wife: wife's sake.

20.12 Howbeit, otherwise also And yet indeed she is truly my sister, sister; she is the daughter of my father, and but not the daughter of my mother, mother; and I took her to she became my wife.

20.13 And after it came to pass, when God brought caused me out of to wander from my father's house, that I said to her: Thou unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt do me this kindness: In shew unto me; at every place, to which place whither we shall come, thou shalt say that I am thy of me, He is my brother.

20.14 And Abimelech took sheep sheep, and oxen, and servants menservants, and handmaids, womenservants, and gave to Abraham: them unto Abraham, and restored to him Sara Sarah his wife, wife.

20.15 And said: The Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before you, thee: dwell wheresoever where it shall please pleaseth thee.

20.16 And to Sara unto Sarah he said: Behold said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver, this shall serve silver: behold, he is to thee for a covering of thy eyes to the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and whithersoever thou shalt go: and remember thou wast taken. with all other: thus she was reproved.

20.17 And when So Abraham prayed, prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech Abimelech, and his wife, and his handmaids, maidservants; and they bore children: bare children.

20.18 For the Lord LORD had fast closed up every womb all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, on account because of Sara, Sarah Abraham's wife.

Chapter 21

21.1 And the Lord LORD visited Sara, Sarah as he had promised: said, and fulfilled what the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

21.2 And she conceived For Sarah conceived, and bore bare Abraham a son in her his old age, at the set time that of which God had foretold her. spoken to him.

21.3 And Abraham called the name of his son, son that was born unto him, whom Sara bore Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

21.4 And he Abraham circumcised him the eighth day, his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him, him.

21.5 When he And Abraham was a an hundred years old: for at this age of old, when his father, was son Isaac born. was born unto him.

21.6 And Sara said: Sarah said, God hath made a laughter for me: whosoever shall me to laugh, so that all that hear of it will laugh with me.

21.7 And again she said: said, Who would believe have said unto Abraham, that Abraham Sarah should hear that Sara gave suck to a son, whom she bore to have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age? age.

21.8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast on the same day of his weaning. that Isaac was weaned.

21.9 And when Sara had seen Sarah saw the son of Agar, Hagar the Egyptian, playing with Isaac, her son, which she said to Abraham: had born unto Abraham, mocking.

21.10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son; son: for the son of the this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son son, even with Isaac.

21.11 Abraham took this grievously for And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.

21.12 And God said to him: unto Abraham, Let it not seem be grievous to thee for in thy sight because of the boy, lad, and for because of thy bondwoman: bondwoman; in all that Sara Sarah hath said to unto thee, hearken to unto her voice: voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

21.13 But I will make And also of the son also of the bondwoman will I make a great nation, because he is thy seed.

21.14 So And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and taking bread took bread, and a bottle of water, put and gave it upon unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and delivered the boy, child, and sent her away. And away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Bersabee. Beersheba.

21.15 And when the water was spent in the bottle was spent, bottle, and she cast the boy child under one of the trees that were there. shrubs.

21.16 And she went her way, went, and sat overagainst her down over against him a great good way off, as far as it were a bow can carry, shot: for she said: I will said, Let me not see the boy die: and sitting overagainst, death of the child. And she lifted sat over against him, and lift up her voice voice, and wept.

21.17 And God heard the voice of the boy: lad; and an the angel of God called to Agar from Hagar out of heaven, saying: and said unto her, What art thou doing, Agar? aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the boy, from the place wherein lad where he is.

21.18 Arise, take lift up the boy, lad, and hold him by the hand, in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.

21.19 And God opened her eyes: eyes, and she saw a well of water, water; and went she went, and filled the bottle, bottle with water, and gave the boy to lad drink.

21.20 And God was with him: the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became a young man, an archer.

21.21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Pharan, Paran: and his mother took him a wife for him out of the land of Egypt.

21.22 At the same time Abimelech, And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol Phichol the general chief captain of his army, said to Abraham: host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou dost. doest:

21.23 Swear Now therefore swear unto me here by God, God that thou wilt not hurt deal falsely with me, nor with my posterity, son, nor with my stock: son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done to unto thee, thou shalt do to unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast lived a stranger. sojourned.

21.24 And Abraham said: said, I will swear.

21.25 And he Abraham reproved Abimelech for because of a well of water, which his Abimelech's servants had violently taken away by force. away.

21.26 And Abimelech answered: said, I knew wot not who did hath done this thing: and thou thing; neither didst not thou tell me, and I neither yet heard not I of it till today. it, but to day.

21.27 Then And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them to Abimelech: unto Abimelech; and both of them made a league. covenant.

21.28 And Abraham set apart seven ewelambs ewe lambs of the flock. flock by themselves.

21.29 And Abimelech said to him: unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewelambs ewe lambs which thou hast set apart? by themselves?

21.30 But And he said: Thou said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take seven ewelambs at of my hand: hand, that they may be a testimony for witness unto me, that I dug have digged this well.

21.31 Therefore Wherefore he called that place was called Bersabee; Beersheba; because there they sware both of them did swear. them.

21.32 And Thus they made a league for the well of oath.

21.33 And covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phicol, Phichol the general chief captain of his army, arose host, and they returned to into the land of the Palestines. But Philistines.

21.33 And Abraham planted a grove in Bersabee, Beersheba, and there called upon there on the name of the Lord God eternal. LORD, the everlasting God.

21.34 And he was a sojourner Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land of the Palestines many days.

Chapter 22

22.1 After And it came to pass after these things, that God tempted did tempt Abraham, and said to him: Abraham, Abraham. And unto him, Abraham: and he answered: Here said, Behold, here I am.

22.2 He said to him: And he said, Take now thy son, thine only begotten son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and go get thee into the land of vision; Moriah; and there thou shalt offer him there for an holocaust a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will shew thee. tell thee of.

22.3 So And Abraham rising rose up early in the night, morning, and saddled his ass, and took with him two of his young men, men with him, and Isaac his son: son, and when he had cut clave the wood for the holocaust, he burnt offering, and rose up, and went his way to unto the place of which God had commanded told him.

22.4 And Then on the third day, lifting day Abraham lifted up his eyes, he and saw the place afar off.

22.5 And he Abraham said to unto his young men: Stay you men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the boy lad will go with speed as far as yonder, yonder and after we have worshipped, will return worship, and come again to you.

22.6 And he Abraham took the wood for of the holocaust, burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he himself carried took the fire in his hands fire hand, and a sword. And as knife; and they two went on together, both of them together.

22.7 And Isaac said to spake unto Abraham his father: father, and said, My father. father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he answered: What wilt thou, son? Behold, saith he, said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the victim lamb for the holocaust? a burnt offering?

22.8 And Abraham said: said, My son, God will provide himself a victim lamb for an holocaust, my son. So a burnt offering: so they went on both of them together.

22.9 And they came to the place which God had shewn him, where he told him of; and Abraham built an altar, altar there, and laid the wood in order upon it; order, and when he had bound Isaac his son, he and laid him on the altar upon the pile of wood.

22.10 And he put Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the sword, knife to sacrifice slay his son.

22.11 And behold, an the angel of the Lord from heaven LORD called to him, saying: unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. And Abraham: and he answered: said, Here I am. am I.

22.12 And he said to him: said, Lay not thy thine hand upon the boy, lad, neither do thou any thing to unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, and seeing thou hast not spared withheld thy son, thine only begotten son for my sake. from me.

22.13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw looked, and behold behind his back him a ram, amongst the briers, sticking fast ram caught in a thicket by the horns, which he his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a holocaust instead burnt offering in the stead of his son.

22.14 And he Abraham called the name of that place, The Lord seeth. Whereupon, even place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, it is said: In the mountain mount of the Lord will see. LORD it shall be seen.

22.15 And the angel of the Lord LORD called to unto Abraham a out of heaven the second time from heaven, saying: time,

22.16 And said, By my own self myself have I sworn, saith the Lord: LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not spared withheld thy son, thine only begotten son for my sake: son:

22.17 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 that which is by upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gates gate of their enemies. his enemies;

22.18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

22.19 So Abraham returned to unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Bersabee together, Beersheba; and he Abraham dwelt there. at Beersheba.

22.20 After And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, that Melcha saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also had borne born children to Nachor his brother. unto thy brother Nahor;

22.21 Hus, the Huz his firstborn, and Buz, Buz his brother, and Camuel Kemuel the father of the Syrians, Aram,

22.22 And Cased, Chesed, and Azau, Hazo, and Pheldas, Pildash, and Jedlaph, Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

22.23 And Bathuel, of whom was born Rebecca: Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did Melcha bear to Nachor, Nahor, Abraham's brother.

22.24 And his concubine, named Roma, bore Tabee, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Tahas, Thahash, and Maacha. Maachah.

Chapter 23

23.1 And Sara lived a Sarah was an hundred and twenty-seven years. seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.

23.2 And she Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the city of Arbee which same is Hebron, Hebron in the land of Chanaan: Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

23.3 And after he rose Abraham stood up from the funeral obsequies, he spoke to before his dead, and spake unto the children sons of Heth, saying: saying,

23.4 I am a stranger and a sojourner among with you: give me the right a possession of a burying place buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead. dead out of my sight.

23.5 The And the children of Heth answered, saying: answered Abraham, saying unto him,

23.6 My lord, hear Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince of God among us: bury thy dead in the choice of our principal sepulchres: and no man sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall have power to hinder thee withhold from burying thy dead in thee his sepulchre. sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.

23.7 And Abraham rose stood up, and bowed down himself to the people of the land, even to wit, the children of Heth: Heth.

23.8 And said to them: he communed with them, saying, If it please be your soul mind that I should bury my dead, dead out of my sight; hear me, and intercede intreat for me to Ephron the son of Seor. Zohar,

23.9 That he may give me the double cave, cave of Machpelah, which he hath hath, which is in the end of his field: For field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me before you, for a possession of a burying place. buryingplace amongst you.

23.10 Now And Ephron dwelt in the midst of among the children of Heth. And Heth: and Ephron made answer to the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of the his city, saying: saying,

23.11 Let it not be so, Nay, my lord, but do thou rather hearken to what I say: The hear me: the field give I deliver to thee, and the cave that is therein; therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the children sons of my people, people give I it thee: bury thy dead.

23.12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.

23.13 And he spoke to Ephron, spake unto Ephron in the presence audience of the people: people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I beseech thee to pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it, it of me, and so will I will bury my dead in it. there.

23.14 And Ephron answered: answered Abraham, saying unto him,

23.15 My lord, hear me. The ground which thou desirest, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred sicles shekels of silver: this silver; what is the price between that betwixt me and thee: but what is this? thee? bury therefore thy dead.

23.16 And when Abraham had heard this, he hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed out the money that to Ephron the silver, which he had asked, named in the hearing audience of the children sons of Heth, four hundred sicles shekels of silver, of common current money. money with the merchant.

23.17 And the field that before of Ephron which was Ephron's, wherein in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the double cave, looking towards Mambre, both it field, and the cave, cave which was therein, and all the trees thereof, that were in the field, that were in all its limits the borders round about, were made sure

23.18 Was made sure to Unto Abraham for a possession, possession in the sight presence of the children of Heth, and of before all that went in at the gate of his city.

23.19 And so after this, Abraham buried Sara, Sarah his wife, wife in the double cave of the field, that looked towards Mambre, this field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Chanaan. Canaan.

23.20 And the field was made sure to Abraham, field, and the cave that was in it, is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession to bury in, of a buryingplace by the children sons of Heth.

Chapter 24

24.1 Now And Abraham was old, and advanced well stricken in age; age: and the Lord LORD had blessed him Abraham in all things.

24.2 And he Abraham said to the elder unto his eldest servant of his house, who was ruler that ruled over all that he had: Put had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, thigh:

24.3 That And I may will make thee swear by the Lord, LORD, the God of heaven heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou take shalt not take a wife for unto my son, son of the daughters of the Chanaanites, Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

24.4 But that thou shalt go to unto my own country country, and to my kindred, and take a wife from thence for unto my son Isaac.

24.5 The And the servant answered: If said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not come with be willing to follow me into unto this land, land: must I needs bring thy son back again to unto the place land from whence thou camest out? camest?

24.6 And Abraham said: said unto him, Beware thou never that thou bring not my son back again thither. thither again.

24.7 The Lord LORD God of heaven, who which took me out of from my father's house, and out from the land of my native country, who spoke to kindred, and which spake unto me, and swore to that sware unto me, saying: To saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land: land; he will shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take from thence a wife for unto my son. son from thence.

24.8 But And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt not be bound by the clear from this my oath: only bring not my son back thither again.

24.9 The servant, therefore, And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham, Abraham his lord, master, and swore sware to him upon his word. concerning that matter.

24.10 And he the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master's herd, master, and departed, carrying something of departed; for all his the goods with him, of his master were in his hand: and he set forward arose, and went on to Mesopotamia, to unto the city of Nachor. Nahor.

24.11 And when he had made the his camels lie to kneel down without the town, near city by a well of water, in water at the time of the evening, at even the time when that women are wont to come go out to draw water, he said: water.

24.12 And he said O Lord, the LORD God of my master, master Abraham, meet me today, I beseech pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness to unto my master, master Abraham.

24.13 Behold, I stand nigh here by the spring well of water, water; and the daughters of the inhabitants men of this the city will come out to draw water:

24.14 Now, therefore, And let it come to pass, that the maid damsel to whom I shall say: say, Let down thy pitcher pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink: drink; and she shall answer, say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let it be the same whom be she that thou hast provided appointed for thy servant Isaac: Isaac; and by this, I thereby shall understand I know that thou hast shewn shewed kindness to unto my master.

24.15 He And it came to pass, before he had not yet ended these words within himself, and behold Rebecca done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, the daughter of Bathuel, who was born to Bethuel, son of Melcha, wife to Nachor Milcah, the brother wife of Abraham, having a Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher on upon her shoulder: shoulder.

24.16 An exceeding comely maid, and And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a most beautiful virgin, and not neither had any man known to man: her: and she went down to the spring, well, and filled her pitcher, and was coming back. came up.

24.17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said: Give me said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water to drink of thy pitcher.

24.18 And she answered: said, Drink, my lord. And quickly lord: and she hasted, and let down the her pitcher upon her arm, hand, and gave him drink.

24.19 And when he she had drunk, done giving him drink, she said: said, I will draw water for thy camels also, till until they all drink. have done drinking.

24.20 And pouring out the she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the troughs, she trough, and ran back to again unto the well to draw water; water, and having drawn, she gave to drew for all the his camels.

24.21 But he musing, beheld And the man wondering at her with silence, desirous held his peace, to know wit whether the Lord LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.

24.22 And after that it came to pass, as the camels had drunk, done drinking, that the man took out a golden earrings, weighing two sicles; earring of half a shekel weight, and as many bracelets, two bracelets for her hands of ten sicles weight. shekels weight of gold;

24.23 And he said to her: said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me: me, I pray thee: is there any place room in thy father's house for us to lodge? lodge in?

24.24 And she answered: said unto him, I am the daughter of Bathuel, Bethuel the son of Melcha, whom Milcah, which she bore to Nachor. bare unto Nahor.

24.25 And she said, moreover, to him: She said moreover unto him, We have good store of both straw and hay, provender enough, and a large place room to lodge in.

24.26 The And the man bowed himself down, down his head, and adored worshipped the Lord, LORD.

24.27 Saying: And he said, Blessed be the Lord LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not taken away left destitute my master of his mercy and truth from my master, and hath brought me his truth: I being in the straight way into way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brother. brethren.

24.28 Then And the maid damsel ran, and told in them of her mother's house all that she had heard. these things.

24.29 And Rebecca Rebekah had a brother, named Laban, who went and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out in haste to unto the man, to unto the well.

24.30 And it came to pass, when he had seen saw the earrings earring and bracelets in upon his sister's hands, and had when he heard all that she related, the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus and thus spake the man spoke to me: unto me; that he came to unto the man who man; and, behold, he stood by the camels, and near to camels at the spring of water, well.

24.31 And said to him: he said, Come in, thou blessed of the Lord; why LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and a place room for the camels.

24.32 And he brought him the man came into his lodging; the house: and he unharnessed the ungirded his camels, and gave straw and hay, provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet of the men that were come with him.

24.33 And bread there was set meat before him. But him to eat: but he said: said, I will not eat, till until I tell my message. He answered him: Speak. have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

24.34 And he said: said, I am the servant of Abraham: Abraham's servant.

24.35 And the Lord LORD hath blessed my master wonderfully, greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him sheep flocks, and oxen, silver herds, and silver, and gold, men servants and women servants, camels menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.

24.36 And Sara, Sarah my master's wife, hath borne my master wife bare a son in her old age, to my master when she was old: and he unto him hath he given him all that he had. hath.

24.37 And my master made me swear, saying: saying, Thou shalt not take a wife for to my son of the Chanaanites, daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:

24.38 But thou shalt go to unto my father's house, and shalt to my kindred, and take a wife of my own kindred for unto my son: son.

24.39 But And I answered said unto my master: What if master, Peradventure the woman will not come with me? follow me.

24.40 The Lord, And he said he, in whose sight unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and will direct prosper thy way: way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my own kindred, and of my father's house. house:

24.41 But thou Then shalt thou be clear from this my curse, oath, when thou shalt come comest to my kindred, kindred; and if they will not give not thee one. one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.

24.42 And I came today to this day unto the well of water, well, and said: said, O Lord LORD God of my master, master Abraham, if now thou hast prospered do prosper my way, wherein way which I now walk, go:

24.43 Behold, I stand by the well of water, water; and the virgin, that it shall come out to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, who shall hear me say: and I say to her, Give me me, I pray thee, a little water to drink of thy pitcher: pitcher to drink;

24.44 And shall she say to me: me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman, woman whom the Lord LORD hath prepared appointed out for my master's son.

24.45 And whilst before I pondered these things secretly with myself, Rebecca appeared, coming had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with a pitcher, which she carried her pitcher on her shoulder: shoulder; and she went down to unto the well well, and drew water. And water: and I said to her: Give unto her, Let me a little to drink. drink, I pray thee.

24.46 And she speedily made haste, and let down the her pitcher from her shoulder, and said to me: Both drink thou, said, Drink, and to thy camels I will give drink. thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she watered made the camels. camels drink also.

24.47 And I asked her, and said: said, Whose daughter art thou? And she answered: I am said, the daughter of Bathuel, the son of Nachor, Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Melcha bore to him. So Milcah bare unto him: and I put earrings on her to adorn the earring upon her face, and I put the bracelets on upon her hands.

24.48 And falling down, I adored bowed down my head, and worshipped the Lord, blessing LORD, and blessed the Lord LORD God of my master, master Abraham, who hath brought which had led me in the straight right way to take the daughter of my master's brother for brother's daughter unto his son.

24.49 Wherefore, And now if you do according to mercy ye will deal kindly and truth truly with my master, tell me: but and if it please you otherwise, not, tell me that also, me; that I may go turn to the right hand, or to the left.

24.50 And Then Laban and Bathuel answered: Bethuel answered and said, The word hath proceeded thing proceedeth from the Lord: LORD: we cannot speak any other thing to unto thee but his pleasure. bad or good.

24.51 Behold, Rebecca Rebekah is before thee, take her her, and go thy way, go, and let her be the wife of thy master's son, son's wife, as the Lord LORD hath spoken.

24.52 Which And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard, falling down to the ground, heard their words, he adored worshipped the Lord. LORD, bowing himself to the earth.

24.53 And bringing the servant brought forth vessels jewels of silver silver, and jewels of gold, and garments, he raiment, and gave them to Rebecca, for a present. He offered gifts Rebekah: he gave also to her brothers, brother and to her mother. mother precious things.

24.54 And a banquet was made, and they ate did eat and drank together, drink, he and lodged there. And the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, the servant arose, and said: Let he said, Send me depart, that I may go to away unto my master.

24.55 And her brother and her mother answered: said, Let the maid stay, at least, ten days damsel abide with us, and afterwards us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall depart. go.

24.56 Stay And he said unto them, Hinder me not, said he, because seeing the Lord LORD hath prospered my way: way; send me away, away that I may go to my master.

24.57 And they said: Let us said, We will call the maid, damsel, and ask enquire at her will. mouth.

24.58 And they called her, Rebekah, and when she was come, they asked: said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? She said: And she said, I will go.

24.59 So And they sent her away, away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his company. men.

24.60 Wishing prosperity to their sister, And they blessed Rebekah, and saying: said unto her, Thou art our sister, mayst be thou increase to the mother of thousands of thousands; millions, and may let thy seed possess the gates gate of their enemies. those which hate them.

24.61 So Rebecca And Rebekah arose, and her maids, being set damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: who with speed returned to and the servant took Rebekah, and went his master. way.

24.62 At the same time, And Isaac was walking along came from the way to of the well which is called Of the living and the seeing: Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country: country.

24.63 And he was gone forth Isaac went out to meditate in the field, field at the day being now well spent: eventide: and when he had lifted up his eyes, he saw and saw, and, behold, the camels coming afar off. were coming.

24.64 Rebecca also, And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel, camel.

24.65 And For she had said to unto the servant: Who servant, What man is this that man who cometh towards us along walketh in the field? And he said field to her: That man meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master. But master: therefore she quickly took her cloak, a vail, and covered herself.

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

24.67 Who And Isaac brought her into the tent of Sara his mother, mother Sarah's tent, and took her to wife: Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her so much, that it moderated the sorrow which her: and Isaac was occasioned by comforted after his mother's death.

Chapter 25

25.1 And Then again Abraham married another wife named Cetura: took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

25.2 Who bore And she bare him Zamram, Zimran, and Jecsan, Jokshan, and Madan, Medan, and Madian, Midian, and Jesboc, Ishbak, and Sue. Shuah.

25.3 Jecsan also begot Saba, And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dadan. The children Dedan. And the sons of Dadan Dedan were Assurim, Asshurim, and Latusim, Letushim, and Loomim. Leummim.

25.4 But And the sons of Madian was born Epha, Midian; Ephah, and Opher, Epher, and Henoch, Hanoch, and Abida, Abidah, and Eldaa: all Eldaah. All these were the children of Cetura. Keturah.

25.5 And Abraham gave all his possessions to Isaac: that he had unto Isaac.

25.6 And to But unto the children sons of the concubines he concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and separated sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, to eastward, unto the east country.

25.7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life were a which he lived, an hundred threescore and seventy-five fifteen years.

25.8 And decaying he Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, and having lived a long time, an old man, and being full of days: years; and was gathered to his people.

25.9 And Isaac and Ismael his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the double cave, which was situated cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Seor Zohar the Hethite, over against Mambre, Hittite, which is before Mamre;

25.10 Which he had bought The field which Abraham purchased of the children sons of Heth: there was he Abraham buried, and Sara Sarah his wife.

25.11 And it came to pass after his death, the death of Abraham, that God blessed Isaac his son, who son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well named Of the living and seeing. Lahairoi.

25.12 These Now these are the generations of Ismael the son of Abraham, Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Agar Hagar the Egyptian, Sara's servant, bore Sarah's handmaid, bare unto him: Abraham:

25.13 And these are the names of his children the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their calling and generations. The generations: the firstborn of Ismael was Nabajoth, then Cedar, Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mabsam, Mibsam,

25.14 And Masma, Mishma, and Duma, Dumah, and Massa,

25.15 Hadar, and Thema, and Jethur, and Naphis, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Cedma. Kedemah:

25.16 These are the sons of Ismael: Ishmael, and these are their names names, by their castles and towns, and by their castles; twelve princes of according to their tribes. nations.

25.17 And these are the years of Ismael's the life were a of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty-seven, thirty and decaying seven years: and he died, gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.

25.18 And he they dwelt from Hevila as far as Sur, which looketh towards Egypt, to them Havilah unto Shur, that go towards the Assyrians. He is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.

25.19 These also And these are the generations of Isaac the son of Abraham: Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begot begat Isaac:

25.20 Who when he And Isaac was forty years old, old when he took Rebekah to wife Rebecca wife, the daughter of Bathuel Bethuel the Syrian of Mesopotamia, Padanaram, the sister to Laban. Laban the Syrian.

25.21 And Isaac besought intreated the Lord LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and he heard the LORD was intreated of him, and made Rebecca to conceive. Rebekah his wife conceived.

25.22 But And the children struggled in her womb, together within her; and she said: said, If it were to be so with me, what need was there to conceive? so, why am I thus? And she went to consult enquire of the Lord. LORD.

25.23 And he answering, said: the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples manner of people shall be divided out of separated from thy womb, bowels; and the one people shall overcome be stronger than the other, other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

25.24 And when her time was come days to be delivered, behold twins delivered were found fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

25.25 He that came forth And the first was came out red, and hairy all over like a skin: an hairy garment; and they called his name was called Esau. Immediately the other coming forth, held

25.26 And after that came his brother's foot in brother out, and his hand: hand took hold on Esau's heel; and therefore he his name was called Jacob.

25.26 Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when the children were born unto him. she bare them.

25.27 And when they were grown up, the boys grew: and Esau became was a skilful cunning hunter, and a husbandman: but Jacob, man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelt dwelling in tents.

25.28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he ate did eat of his hunting: and Rebecca venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

25.29 And Jacob boiled sod pottage: to whom Esau, coming faint out of and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:

25.30 Said: Give me of this And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage, pottage; for I am exceeding faint. For which reason faint: therefore was his name was called Edom.

25.31 And Jacob said to him: said, Sell me this day thy first birthright.

25.32 He answered: Lo And Esau said, Behold, I die, what will am at the first point to die: and what profit shall this birthright avail do to me?

25.33 And Jacob said: said, Swear therefore to me. Esau swore to him, me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his first birthright. birthright unto Jacob.

25.34 And so taking Then Jacob gave Esau bread and the pottage of lentils, lentiles; and he ate, did eat and drank, drink, and rose up, and went on his way; making little account of having sold way: thus Esau despised his first birthright.

Chapter 26

26.1 And when there was a famine came in the land, after beside the first famine that barrenness which had happened was in the days of Abraham, Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech, unto Abimelech king of the Palestines, to Gerara. Philistines unto Gerar.

26.2 And the Lord LORD appeared to unto him, and said: said, Go not down into Egypt, but stay Egypt; dwell in the land that which I shall tell thee. thee of:

26.3 And sojourn Sojourn in it, this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee: thee; for to thee unto thee, and to unto thy seed seed, I will give all these countries, to fulfil and I will perform the oath which I swore to sware unto Abraham thy father. father;

26.4 And I will multiply make thy seed like to multiply as the stars of heaven: heaven, and I will give to unto thy posterity seed all these countries: countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. blessed;

26.5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my precepts and charge, my commandments, and observed my ceremonies statutes, and my laws.

26.6 So And Isaac abode dwelt in Gerara. Gerar:

26.7 And when he was asked by the men of that place, concerning the place asked him of his wife, wife; and he answered: said, She is my sister: for he was afraid feared to confess that she was his wife, thinking lest perhaps they would say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill him me for Rebekah; because of her beauty. she was fair to look upon.

26.8 And it came to pass, when very many days were passed, and he abode there, Abimelech, had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Palestines, looking Philistines looked out through at a window, saw him playing and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebecca, Rebekah his wife.

26.9 And calling for him, he said: It is evident Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: why didst thou feign her to be thy wife; and how saidst thou, She is my sister? He answered: And Isaac said unto him, Because I feared lest said, Lest I should die for her sake. her.

26.10 And Abimelech said: Why hast said, What is this thou deceived hast done unto us? Some man one of the people might lightly have lain lien with thy wife, and thou hadst shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us a great sin. And he commanded all the people, saying: us.

26.11 And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that shall touch toucheth this man's wife, man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

26.12 And Then Isaac sowed in that land, and he found that received in the same year a an hundredfold: and the Lord LORD blessed him.

26.13 And the man was enriched, waxed great, and he went on prospering forward, and increasing, till grew until he became exceeding great. very great:

26.14 And For he had possessions possession of sheep flocks, and possession of herds, and a very great family. Wherefore store of servants: and the Palestines envying him, Philistines envied him.

26.15 Stopped up at that time For all the wells, that the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, Abraham, the Philistines had digged, filling stopped them, and filled them up with earth: earth.

26.16 Insomuch that And Abimelech himself said to Isaac: Depart unto Isaac, Go from us, us; for thou art become much mightier than we.

26.17 So he departed, And Isaac departed thence, and came to pitched his tent in the torrent valley of Gerara, to dwell there: Gerar, and dwelt there.

26.18 And he Isaac digged again other wells, which the servants wells of his father, Abraham, water, which they had digged, and which, after digged in the days of Abraham his death, father; for the Philistines had of old stopped up: them after the death of Abraham: and he called them by their names after the same names, names by which his father before had called them.

26.19 And they Isaac's servants digged in the torrent, valley, and found living water: there a well of springing water.

26.20 But there also the herdsmen of Gerara strove against And the herdsmen herdmen of Isaac, saying: It Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is our water. Wherefore ours: and he called the name of the well, on occasion of that which had happened, Calumny. well Esek; because they strove with him.

26.21 And they digged also another; another well, and strove for that they quarrelled likewise, also: and he called the name of it, Enmity. it Sitnah.

26.22 Going forward And he removed from thence, he and digged another well, well; and for which that they contended not; therefore strove not: and he called the name thereof, Latitude, saying: Now hath the Lord given us room, of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made us to increase upon room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the earth. land.

26.23 And he went up from that place thence to Bersabee, Beersheba.

26.24 Where And the Lord LORD appeared to unto him that the same night, saying: and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father, do not fear, father: fear not, for I am with thee: I thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.

26.25 And he built there builded an altar: altar there, and called upon the name of the Lord, LORD, and pitched his tent; tent there: and commanded his there Isaac's servants to dig digged a well.

26.26 To which place when Abimelech, Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ochozath Ahuzzath one of his friend, friends, and Phicol Phichol the chief captain of his soldiers, came from Gerara, army.

26.27 And Isaac said to them: Why are ye unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, a man whom you hate, seeing ye hate me, and have thrust out sent me away from you?

26.28 And they answered: said, We saw certainly that the Lord is LORD was with thee, thee: and therefore we said: said, Let there be now an oath between betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant, covenant with thee;

26.29 That thou wilt do us no harm, hurt, as we on our part have not touched nothing of thine, nor thee, and as we have done any thing to hurt thee; unto thee nothing but with peace good, and have sent thee away, increased with away in peace: thou art now the blessing blessed of the Lord. LORD.

26.30 And he made them a feast, and after they had eaten did eat and drunk: drink.

26.31 Arising And they rose up betimes in the morning, they swore and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away peaceably to their own home. away, and they departed from him in peace.

26.32 And behold, it came to pass the same day the day, that Isaac's servants of Isaac came, telling and told him of a concerning the well which they had digged, and saying: said unto him, We have found water.

26.33 Whereupon And he called it Abundance: and Shebah: therefore the name of the city was called Bersabee, even to is Beersheba unto this day.

26.34 And Esau being was forty years old, married wives, Judith, old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri, Beeri the Hethite, Hittite, and Basemath, Bashemath the daughter of Elon, of Elon the same place. Hittite:

26.35 And they both offended the mind Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and Rebecca. to Rebekah.

Chapter 27

27.1 Now And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, and so that he could not see: and see, he called Esau, Esau his elder eldest son, and said to him: unto him, My son? And son: and he answered: Here I am. said unto him, Behold, here am I.

27.2 And his father said to him, Thou seest that he said, Behold now, I am old, and I know not the day of my death. death:

27.3 Take Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy arms, weapons, thy quiver, quiver and thy bow, and go abroad; out to the field, and when thou hast taken something by hunting, take me some venison;

27.4 Make And make me a savoury meat thereof, meat, such as thou knowest I like, love, and bring it to me, that I may eat: and eat; that my soul may bless thee, thee before I die.

27.5 And when Rebecca had Rebekah heard this, and he was gone into when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to fulfil his father's commandment, hunt for venison, and to bring it.

27.6 She said to And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son Jacob: son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father talking with Esau, speak unto Esau thy brother, and saying to him: saying,

27.7 Bring me of thy hunting, venison, and make me meats savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee in the sight of before the Lord, LORD before I die. my death.

27.8 Now therefore, my son, follow obey my counsel: voice according to that which I command thee.

27.9 And go thy way Go now to the flock, bring and fetch me from thence two good kids of the best, that goats; and I may will make of them savoury meat for thy father, such as he gladly eateth. loveth:

27.10 Which when And thou hast brought in, and shalt bring it to thy father, that he hath eaten, may eat, and that he may bless thee before he die. his death.

27.11 And he answered her: Thou knowest that Esau, Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother, brother is a hairy man, and I am smooth: a smooth man:

27.12 If my My father should peradventure will feel me, and perceive it, I fear lest he will think I would have mocked him, shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring upon me a curse instead of upon me, and not a blessing.

27.13 And his mother said to him: unto him, Upon me be this thy curse, my son: only hear thou obey my voice, and go, go fetch me the things which I have said. them.

27.14 He And he went, and brought, fetched, and gave brought them to his mother. She dressed meats, mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as she knew his father liked. loved.

27.15 And she put on him very good garments Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which she had at home were with her: her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:

27.16 And she put the little skins of the kids she put about of the goats upon his hands, and covered upon the bare smooth of his neck. neck:

27.17 And she gave him the savoury meat, meat and delivered him bread that the bread, which she had baked. prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

27.18 Which when he had carried in, And he said: came unto his father, and said, My father? But father: and he answered: I hear. Who said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?

27.19 And Jacob said: said unto his father, I am Esau, Esau thy firstborn: first born; I have done according as thou didst command badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.

27.20 And Isaac said to unto his son: son, How couldst is it that thou find hast found it so quickly, my son? He answered: It was And he said, Because the will of God, that what I sought came quickly in my way: LORD thy God brought it to me.

27.21 And Isaac said: said unto Jacob, Come hither, near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, and may prove whether thou be my very son Esau, Esau or no. not.

27.22 He came And Jacob went near to unto Isaac his father, father; and when he had felt him, Isaac said: and said, The voice indeed is the voice of Jacob; Jacob's voice, but the hands, hands are the hands of Esau.

27.23 And he knew discerned him not, because his hairy hands made him like to the elder. Then blessing him, were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.

27.24 He said: And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? He answered: And he said, I am.

27.25 Then And he said: said, Bring me the meats it near to me, and I will eat of thy hunting, my son, son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And when they were brought, he brought it near to him, and he had eaten, did eat: and he offered brought him wine also, which after and he had drunk, drank.

27.26 He And his father Isaac said to him: unto him, Come near me, now, and give me a kiss, kiss me, my son.

27.27 He And he came near, and kissed him. And immediately as him: and he smelled the fragrant smell of his garments, blessing raiment, and blessed him, he said: Behold, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a plentiful field, field which the Lord LORD hath blessed. blessed:

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

27.29 And let peoples Let people serve thee, and tribes worship nations bow down to thee: be thou lord of over thy brethren, and let thy mother's children sons bow down before thee. Cursed to thee: cursed be he every one that curseth thee: thee, and let him blessed be he that blesseth thee be filled with blessings. thee.

27.30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had scarce ended his words, when, made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob being now was yet scarce gone out abroad, from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau came, his brother came in from his hunting.

27.31 And brought in to his father meats, made of what he also had taken in hunting, saying: Arise, my made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of thy his son's venison; venison, that thy soul may bless me.

27.32 And Isaac his father said to him: Why! who unto him, Who art thou? He answered: And he said, I am thy firstborn son, thy firstborn Esau.

27.33 And Isaac was struck with fear, and astonished exceedingly; trembled very exceedingly, and wondering beyond what can be believed, said: Who said, Who? where is he then that even now hath taken venison, and brought me venison that he had taken, it me, and I ate have eaten of all before thou camest? camest, and I have blessed him, him? yea, and he shall be blessed.

27.34 And when Esau having heard the words of his father's words, roared out father, he cried with a great cry; and, being in a consternation, said: and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.

27.35 And he said: said, Thy brother came deceitfully with subtilty, and got hath taken away thy blessing.

27.36 But And he said again: Rightly is his name called Jacob; said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me lo this second time: My birthright these two times: he took away before, and my birthright; and, behold, now this second time he hath stolen taken away my blessing. And again he said to his father: said, Hast thou not reserved me also a blessing? blessing for me?

27.37 And Isaac answered: answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have appointed made him thy lord, and have made all his brethren his servants: I have established I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine, wine have I sustained him: and after this, what shall I do more for now unto thee, my son?

27.38 And Esau said to him: unto his father, Hast thou only but one blessing, my father? I beseech thee bless me, even me also. also, O my father. And when he wept with a loud cry, Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.

27.39 And Isaac being moved, his father answered and said to him: In unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fat fatness of the earth, and in of the dew of heaven from above, above;

27.40 Shall And by thy blessing be. Thou sword shalt live by the sword, thou live, and shalt serve thy brother: brother; and the time it shall come, come to pass when thou shalt shake off and loose have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

27.41 And Esau therefore always hated Jacob, for Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father had blessed him; him: and he Esau said in his heart: heart, The days will come of the mourning for my father, and I father are at hand; then will kill I slay my brother Jacob.

27.42 These things And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebecca: Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob, Jacob her younger son, and said to him: Behold Esau, unto him, Behold, thy brother, threateneth brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.

27.43 Now therefore, my son, hear obey my voice, arise and voice; arise, flee thou to Laban, Laban my brother, brother to Haran: Haran;

27.44 And thou shalt dwell tarry with him a few days, till the wrath of until thy brother be assuaged, brother's fury turn away;

27.45 And his indignation cease, Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget the things that which thou hast done to him: afterwards then I will send, and bring fetch thee from thence hither. Why shall thence: why should I be deprived also of you both my sons in one day?

27.46 And Rebecca Rebekah said to Isaac: Isaac, I am weary of my life, life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the stock daughters of this Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, I choose not to live. what good shall my life do me?

Chapter 28

28.1 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, saying: Take and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the stock daughters of Chanaan: Canaan.

28.2 But go, and take a journey Arise, go to Mesopotamia of Syria, Padanaram, to the house of Bathuel, Bethuel thy mother's father, father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters daughers of Laban, Laban thy uncle. mother's brother.

28.3 And God almighty Almighty bless thee, and make thee to increase fruitful, and multiply thee: thee, that thou mayst mayest be a multitude of people. people;

28.4 And give thee the blessings blessing of Araham Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed after thee: with thee; that thou mayst possess mayest inherit the land of thy sojournment, wherein thou art a stranger, which he promised to thy grandfather. God gave unto Abraham.

28.5 And when Isaac had sent him away, he took his journey away Jacob: and he went to Mesopotamia of Syria, to Padanaram unto Laban, the son of Bathuel, Bethuel the Syrian, the brother to Rebecca, his of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

28.6 And When Esau seeing saw that his father Isaac had blessed Jacob, and had sent him into Mesopotamia of Syria, away to marry Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence; and that after the blessing as he had charged him, saying: blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters daughers of Chanaan: Canaan;

28.7 And that Jacob obeying obeyed his parents, father and his mother, and was gone into Syria: to Padanaram;

28.8 Experiencing also, And Esau seeing that his father was not well pleased with the daughters of Chanaan: Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;

28.9 He Then went to Ismael, Esau unto Ishmael, and took to wife, besides them unto the wives which he had before, Maheleth, Mahalath the daughter of Ismael, Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nabajoth. Nebajoth, to be his wife.

28.10 But And Jacob being departed went out from Bersabee, Beersheba, and went on to toward Haran.

28.11 And when he was come to lighted upon a certain place, and would rest in it after sunset, tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that lay there, place, and putting under put them for his head, slept pillows, and lay down in the same place. that place to sleep.

28.12 And he saw in his sleep dreamed, and behold a ladder standing upon set up on the earth, and the top thereof touching of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels also of God ascending and descending by on it.

28.13 And the Lord leaning upon And, behold, the ladder saying to him: LORD stood above it, and said, I am the Lord LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: The land, wherein the land whereon thou sleepest, I will give liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed. seed;

28.14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth: earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and IN THEE in thee and in thy seed, seed shall all the tribes families of the earth SHALL BE BLESSED. be blessed.

28.15 And And, behold, I am with thee, and will be thy keeper whithersoever keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee back again into this land: neither will land; for I will not leave thee, till until I shall have accomplished all done that which I have said. spoken to thee of.

28.16 And when Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said: Indeed said, Surely the Lord LORD is in this place, place; and I knew it not.

28.17 And trembling, he said: was afraid, and said, How terrible dreadful is this place? place! this is no none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

28.18 And Jacob arising rose up early in the morning, and took the stone which that he had laid under put for his head, pillows, and set it up for a title, pouring pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.

28.19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city Bethel, which before was called Luza. Luz at the first.

28.20 And he made Jacob vowed a vow, saying: saying, If God shall will be with me, and shall will keep me in the way, by which this way that I walk, go, and shall will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,

28.21 And So that I shall return prosperously come again to my father's house: the Lord house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:

28.22 And this stone, which I have set up for a title, pillar, shall be called the house of God: God's house: and of all things that thou shalt give to me, me I will offer tithes to surely give the tenth unto thee.

Chapter 29

29.1 Then Jacob went on in his journey, and came into the east country. land of the people of the east.

29.2 And he saw looked, and behold a well in the field, and and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it: it; for the beasts were watered out of it, and that well they watered the mouth thereof was closed with flocks: and a great stone. stone was upon the well's mouth.

29.3 And the custom was, when thither were all the sheep were gathered together, to roll away flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone, stone from the well's mouth, and after watered the sheep were watered, to sheep, and put it on the mouth of stone again upon the well again. well's mouth in his place.

29.4 And he Jacob said to the shepherds: Brethren, unto them, My brethren, whence are you? They answered: be ye? And they said, Of Haran. Haran are we.

29.5 And he asked said unto them, saying: Know you Laban, ye Laban the son of Nachor? They said: Nahor? And they said, We know him.

29.6 He said: And he said unto them, Is he in health? well? And they said, He is in health, say they: and well: and, behold, Rachel, Rachel his daughter, daughter cometh with his flock. the sheep.

29.7 And Jacob said: There he said, Lo, it is yet much day remaining, high day, neither is it time to bring the flocks into that the folds again: first give cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep drink, sheep, and so lead them back to feed. go and feed them.

29.8 They answered: And they said, We cannot, till until all the cattle flocks be gathered together, and we remove till they roll the stone from the well's mouth, that mouth; then we may water the flocks. sheep.

29.9 They were And while he yet speaking, and behold spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep; for she fed the flock. kept them.

29.10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw her, and knew her to be Rachel the daughter of Laban his cousin german, mother's brother, and that they were the sheep of Laban, Laban his uncle: he removed mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone wherewith from the well was closed. well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.

29.11 And having watered the flock, he Jacob kissed her: Rachel, and lifting lifted up his voice voice, and wept.

29.12 And he Jacob told her Rachel that he was her father's brother, and the son of Rebecca: but that he was Rebekah's son: and she went in haste ran and told her father.

29.13 Who, And it came to pass, when he Laban heard that the tidings of Jacob his sister's son was come, son, that he ran forth to meet him: him, and embracing embraced him, and heartily kissing kissed him, and brought him into to his house. And when he had heard the causes of his journey, told Laban all these things.

29.14 He answered: Thou And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And after he abode with him the days space of one month were expired, a month.

29.15 He And Laban said to him: unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shalt shouldest thou therefore serve me without wages? Tell me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages thou wilt have. be?

29.16 Now he And Laban had two daughters, daughters: the name of the elder was Lia; Leah, and the name of the younger was called Rachel.

29.17 But Lia Leah was blear eyed: tender eyed; but Rachel was well favoured, and of a beautiful countenance. and well favoured.

29.18 And Jacob being in love with her, said: loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel, Rachel thy younger daughter.

29.19 And Laban answered: said, It is better that I give her to thee thee, than that I should give her to another man; stay man: abide with me.

29.20 So And Jacob served seven years for Rachel: Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, because of for the greatness of his love. love he had to her.

29.21 And he Jacob said to Laban: unto Laban, Give me my wife; wife, for now the time is my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

29.22 And he, having invited a great number Laban gathered together all the men of his friends to the feast, place, and made the marriage. a feast.

29.23 And at night he brought it came to pass in Lia, the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him, him; and he went in unto her.

29.24 Giving And Laban gave unto his daughter a handmaid, named Zelpha. Now when Jacob had gone in to her according to custom, when morning was come he saw it was Lia. Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.

29.25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to his father in law: Laban, What is it that this thou didst mean to do? hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? why wherefore then hast thou deceived beguiled me?

29.26 And Laban answered: said, It is must not the custom be so done in this place, our country, to give the younger in marriage first. before the firstborn.

29.27 Make up the week of days of this match: Fulfil her week, and I we will give thee her also, this also for the service that which thou shalt render serve with me other yet seven other years.

29.28 He yielded to his pleasure: And Jacob did so, and after the week was past, fulfilled her week: and he married Rachel: gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

29.29 To whom her father And Laban gave Bala, for to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her servant. maid.

29.30 And having at length obtained the marriage he wished for, went in also unto Rachel, and he preferred the love of the latter before the former, loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him other yet seven other years.

29.31 And when the Lord seeing LORD saw that Leah was hated, he despised Lia, opened her womb, womb: but her sister remained Rachel was barren.

29.32 And she conceived Leah conceived, and bore bare a son, and she called his name Ruben, saying: The Lord saw Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction: affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

29.33 And again she conceived again, and bore bare a son, son; and said: said, Because the Lord LORD hath heard that I was despised, hated, he hath therefore given me this also to me: son also: and she called his name Simeon.

29.34 And she conceived the third time, again, and bore another son, bare a son; and said: said, Now also this time will my husband will be joined to unto me, because I have borne born him three sons: and therefore she called was his name called Levi.

29.35 The fourth time And she conceived again, and bore bare a son, son: and said: she said, Now will I praise the Lord: and for this LORD: therefore she called him Juda. And she his name Judah; and left bearing.

Chapter 30

30.1 And when Rachel seeing herself without saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister, sister; and said to her husband: unto Jacob, Give me children, otherwise or else I shall die.

30.2 And Jacob being angry with her, answered: Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I as God, in God's stead, who hath deprived withheld from thee of the fruit of thy the womb?

30.3 But And she said: I have here said, Behold my servant Bala: maid Bilhah, go in unto her, that her; and she may shall bear upon my knees, and that I may also have children by her.

30.4 And she gave him Bala Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in marriage: who, unto her.

30.5 When her husband had gone in unto her, conceived And Bilhah conceived, and bore bare Jacob a son.

30.6 And Rachel said: The Lord said, God hath judged for me, and hath also heard my voice, giving and hath given me a son; and son: therefore she called she his name Dan.

30.7 And again Bala conceived, Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bore another, bare Jacob a second son.

30.8 For whom And Rachel said: God hath compared me said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called him Nephthali. his name Naphtali.

30.9 Lia perceiving When Leah saw that she had left of bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave Zelpha, her handmaid, Jacob to her husband. wife.

30.10 And when she had conceived, and brought forth Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son, son.

30.11 She said: Happily. And therefore Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.

30.12 Zelpha also bore another. And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.

30.13 And Lia said: This is for my happiness: Leah said, Happy am I, for women the daughters will call me blessed. Therefore blessed: and she called him Aser. his name Asher.

30.14 And Ruben going out Reuben went in the time days of the wheat harvest into harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, found mandrakes: which he and brought to them unto his mother Lia. And Leah. Then Rachel said: said to Leah, Give me part me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes.

30.15 She answered: Dost thou think And she said unto her, Is it a small matter, matter that thou hast taken my husband from me, unless husband? and wouldest thou take also away my son's mandrakes? mandrakes also? And Rachel said: He said, Therefore he shall sleep lie with thee this night, to night for thy son's mandrakes.

30.16 And when Jacob returned at even from came out of the field, Lia field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said: said, Thou shalt must come in unto me, because me; for surely I have hired thee for with my son's mandrakes. And he slept lay with her that night.

30.17 And God heard her prayers; hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived: conceived, and bore a bare Jacob the fifth son: son.

30.18 And said: Leah said, God hath given me a reward, my hire, because I gave have given my handmaid maiden to my husband. And husband: and she called his name Issachar.

30.19 And Lia Leah conceived again, and bore bare Jacob the sixth son, son.

30.20 And said: Leah said, God hath endowed endued me with a good dowry; this turn also now will my husband will be dwell with me, because I have borne born him six sons: and therefore she called his name Zabulon. Zebulun.

30.21 After whom And afterwards she bore bare a daughter, named Dina. and called her name Dinah.

30.22 The Lord also remembering And God remembered Rachel, heard and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

30.23 And she conceived, and bore bare a son, saying: son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach. reproach:

30.24 And she called his name Joseph: saying: Joseph; and said, The Lord give LORD shall add to me also another son.

30.25 And it came to pass, when Joseph was born, Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said to his father in law: unto Laban, Send me away, that I may return into my country, go unto mine own place, and to my land. country.

30.26 Give me my wives, wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, that I may depart: and let me go: for thou knowest the my service that which I have rendered done thee.

30.27 And Laban said to him: Let me find unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thy sight: thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned, learned by experience, experience that God the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.

30.28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages which wages, and I shall will give thee. it.

30.29 But And he answered: said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how great thy possession hath been in my hands. cattle was with me.

30.30 Thou hadst but For it was little which thou hadst before I came to thee, came, and it is now thou art become rich: increased unto a multitude; and the Lord LORD hath blessed thee at since my coming. It is reasonable, therefore, that I should coming: and now when shall I provide also for my mine own house. house also?

30.31 And Laban said: he said, What shall I give thee? But he said: I require nothing; but And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do what I demand, this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy sheep again. flock.

30.32 Go round I will pass through all thy flocks, and separate flock to day, removing from thence all the sheep of divers colours, speckled and speckled; spotted cattle, and all that is the brown and spotted, and of divers colours, as well cattle among the sheep as sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats, goats: and of such shall be my wages. hire.

30.33 And my justice So shall my righteousness answer for me tomorrow before thee, when the in time of the bargain to come, when it shall come; and all come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not of divers colours, and spotted, speckled and brown, as well spotted among the sheep as goats, and brown among the goats, sheep, that shall accurse me of theft. be counted stolen with me.

30.34 And Laban said: said, Behold, I like well what thou demandest. would it might be according to thy word.

30.35 And he separated the same removed that day the she goats, and the sheep, and the he goats, and the rams of divers colours, goats that were ringstraked and spotted; spotted, and all the flock of she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one colour, that is, of had some white in it, and black fleece, he deliverdd all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hands hand of his sons.

30.36 And he set the space of three days days' journey betwixt himself and his son in law, who Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of his flock. Laban's flocks.

30.37 And Jacob took green him rods of green poplar, and of almond, the hazel and of plane trees, chesnut tree; and pilled them white strakes in part: so when them, and made the bark white appear which was taken off, in the parts that were pilled, there appeared whiteness: but the parts that were whole, remained green: and by this means the colour was divers. rods.

30.38 And he put them set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the troughs, where gutters in the water was poured out; that watering troughs when the flocks should come came to drink, that they might have the rods before their eyes, and in the sight of them might conceive. should conceive when they came to drink.

30.39 And it came to pass, that in the very heat of coition, the sheep beheld flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth spotted, and of divers colours, cattle ringstraked, speckled, and speckled. spotted.

30.40 And Jacob separated did separate the flock, lambs, and put the rods in the troughs before set the eyes faces of the rams; flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the white and brown in the black were Laban's, flock of Laban; and the rest were Jacob's, when the he put his own flocks were separated one from the other. by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle.

30.41 So when the ewes went first And it came to ram, pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob put laid the rods in the troughs of water before the eyes of the rams, and of cattle in the ewes, gutters, that they might conceive while they were looking upon them. among the rods.

30.42 But when the later coming was, and the last conceiving, cattle were feeble, he did not put them. And those that them not in: so the feebler were lateward, became Laban's; Laban's, and they of the first time, stronger Jacob's.

30.43 And the man was enriched increased exceedingly, and he had many flocks, maidservants much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, camels and camels, and asses.

Chapter 31

31.1 But after that And he had heard the words of the sons of Laban, saying: Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's, father's; and being enriched by his substance is become great. of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.

31.2 And perceiving also, that Laban's Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not towards toward him as yesterday and the other day. before.

31.3 Especially And the Lord saying to him: LORD said unto Jacob, Return into unto the land of thy fathers fathers, and to thy kindred, kindred; and I will be with thee.

31.4 He sent, And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Lia into the field, where he fed Leah to the flocks, field unto his flock,

31.5 And said to them: unto them, I see your father's countenance countenance, that it is not towards toward me as yesterday and the other day: before; but the God of my father hath been with me.

31.6 And you ye know that with all my power I have served your father to the uttermost of my power. father.

31.7 Yea And your father hath also overreached deceived me, and hath changed my wages ten times: and yet times; but God hath not suffered him not to hurt me.

31.8 If at any time, he said: said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages: wages; then all the sheep brought forth cattle bare speckled: but when and if he said on the contrary: Thou shalt take all the white one for thus, The ringstraked shall be thy wages: hire; then bare all the flocks brought forth white ones. cattle ringstraked.

31.9 And Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father's substance, father, and given it them to me.

31.10 For after And it came to pass at the time came of that the ewes conceiving, cattle conceived, that I lifted up my mine eyes, and saw in my sleep, that a dream, and, behold, the males rams which leaped upon the females cattle were of divers colours, and spotted, ringstraked, speckled, and speckled. grisled.

31.11 And the angel of God said to spake unto me in my sleep: Jacob. a dream, saying, Jacob: And I answered: said, Here I am. am I.

31.12 And he said: said, Lift up thy now thine eyes, and see that see, all the males leaping rams which leap upon the females, cattle are of divers colours, spotted ringstraked, speckled, and speckled. For grisled: for I have seen all that Laban hath done to doeth unto thee.

31.13 I am the God of Bethel, where thou didst anoint anointedst the stone, pillar, and make where thou vowedst a vow to me. Now therefore unto me: now arise, and go get thee out of from this land, and return into unto the land of thy native country. kindred.

31.14 And Rachel and Lia answered: Have we any thing left among the goods Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance of for us in our father's house?

31.15 Hath he Are we not counted us as strangers, and of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and eaten up the price of us? hath quite devoured also our money.

31.16 But For all the riches which God hath taken from our father's riches, and delivered them to us, father, that is ours, and to our children: wherefore, do all that children's: now then, whatsoever God hath commanded thee. said unto thee, do.

31.17 Then Jacob rose up, and having set his children sons and his wives upon camels, went his way. camels;

31.18 And he took carried away all his substance, and flocks, cattle, and whatsoever all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Mesopotamia, and went forward Padanaram, for to Isaac, his father, go to Isaac his father in the land of Chanaan. Canaan.

31.19 At that time And Laban was gone went to shear his sheep, sheep: and Rachel stole away had stolen the images that were her father's idols. father's.

31.20 And Jacob would not confess stole away unawares to his father Laban the Syrian, in law that he was flying away. told him not that he fled.

31.21 And when So he was gone, together fled with all that belonged to him, he had; and having he rose up, and passed over the river, was going on towards and set his face toward the mount Galaad, Gilead.

31.22 It And it was told Laban on the third day, day that Jacob was fled.

31.23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days; days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount of Galaad. Gilead.

31.24 And he saw God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream God, saying to him: by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not any thing harshly against Jacob. to Jacob either good or bad.

31.25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mountain: mount: and when he, Laban with his brethren, had overtaken him, he brethren pitched his tent in the same mount of Galaad. Gilead.

31.26 And he Laban said to Jacob: Why Jacob, What hast thou done thus, done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to carry away, without my knowledge, me, and carried away my daughters daughters, as captives taken with the sword?

31.27 Why wouldst Wherefore didst thou run flee away privately, secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not acquaint tell me, that I might have brought sent thee on the way away with joy, mirth, and with songs, and with timbrels, tabret, and with harps? harp?

31.28 Thou And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and daughters; my daughters? thou hast done foolishly; and now indeed, done foolishly in so doing.

31.29 It is in my the power of my hand to return thee evil; do you hurt: but the God of your father said to spake unto me yesterday: yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not any thing harshly against Jacob. to Jacob either good or bad.

31.30 Suppose And now, though thou didst desire to go to thy friends, and hadst a longing wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house: why house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen away my gods?

31.31 And Jacob answered: That I departed unknown answered and said to thee, it Laban, Because I was afraid: for fear lest I said, Peradventure thou wouldst wouldest take away by force thy daughters by force. from me.

31.32 But, whereas, thou chargest me with theft: with With whomsoever thou shalt find findest thy gods, let him be slain not live: before our brethren. Search, and if brethren discern thou find any of thy things what is thine with me, and take them away. Now when he said this, he it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen the idols. them.

31.33 So And Laban went into the tent of Jacob, Jacob's tent, and of Lia, into Leah's tent, and of both into the handmaids, and two maidservants' tents; but he found them not. And when Then went he was out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent, tent.

31.34 She, in haste, hid Now Rachel had taken the idols under images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them: and when he had them. And Laban searched all the tent, and but found nothing, them not.

31.35 She said: And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord be angry that I cannot rise up before thee, because it has now happened to me according to thee; for the custom of women. So his careful search was in vain. women is upon me. And he searched but found not the images.

31.36 And Jacob being angry, said in a chiding manner: For what fault of mine, was wroth, and for chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what offence on is my part hast sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued me, after me?

31.37 And Whereas thou hast searched all my household stuff? What stuff, what hast thou found of all the substance of thy house? lay household stuff? set it here before my brethren, brethren and thy brethren, and let them that they may judge between me and thee. betwixt us both.

31.38 Have I, therefore, This twenty years have I been with thee twenty years? thee; thy ewes and thy she goats were have not barren, cast their young, and the rams of thy flocks flock have I did not eat: eaten.

31.39 Neither did I shew thee that That which the beast had torn; was torn of beasts I made good all brought not unto thee; I bare the damage: whatsoever was lost by theft, thou didst exact it loss of me: it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.

31.40 Day and night was Thus I parched with heat, was; in the day the drought consumed me, and with frost, the frost by night; and my sleep departed from my mine eyes.

31.41 And in this manner Thus have I served thee been twenty years in thy house twenty years, house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy flocks: cattle: and thou hast changed also my wages ten times.

31.42 Unless Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had stood by been with me, peradventure now surely thou hadst sent me away naked: now empty. God beheld my hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesterday. yesternight.

31.43 And Laban answered him: The and said unto Jacob, These daughters are mine, my daughters, and the these children are my children, and thy flocks, these cattle are my cattle, and all things that thou seest are is mine: and what can I do to this day unto these my children, and grandchildren? daughters, or unto their children which they have born?

31.44 Come, therefore, Now therefore come thou, let us enter into make a league; that covenant, I and thou; and let it may be for a testimony witness between me and thee.

31.45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a title. pillar.

31.46 And he Jacob said to unto his brethren: Bring hither stones. And they, gathering stones together, brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made a heap, an heap: and they ate did eat there upon it. the heap.

31.47 And Laban called it, The witness heap; and Jacob, The hillock of testimony: each of them according to the propriety of his language. it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

31.48 And Laban said: said, This heap shall be is a witness between me and thee this day, and therefore day. Therefore was the name thereof was of it called Galaad, that is, The witness heap. Galeed;

31.49 And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord behold and judge LORD watch between us, me and thee, when we shall be gone are absent one from the other. another.

31.50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, and or if thou bring in shalt take other wives over them: none beside my daughters, no man is witness of our speech but God, who with us; see, God is present witness betwixt me and beholdeth. thee.

31.51 And he Laban said again to Jacob: Jacob, Behold this heap, and the stone behold this pillar, which I have set up between cast betwixt me and thee, thee:

31.52 Shall This heap be a witness: this heap, I say, witness, and the stone, this pillar be they for a testimony, if either witness, that I shall will not pass beyond it going towards over this heap to thee, or and that thou shalt not pass beyond it thinking harm to me. over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.

31.53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nachor, Nahor, the God of their father, judge betweeen betwixt us. And Jacob swore sware by the fear of his father Isaac: Isaac.

31.54 And after he had Then Jacob offered sacrifices in sacrifice upon the mountain, he mount, and called his brethren to eat bread. And when they had eaten, bread: and they lodged there: did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.

31.55 But Laban arose And early in the night, morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned to unto his place.

Chapter 32

32.1 And Jacob also went on the journey he had begun: his way, and the angels of God met him.

32.2 And when he Jacob saw them, he said: These are the camps of God, said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim, that is, Camps. Mahanaim.

32.3 And he Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau, Esau his brother, to brother unto the land of Seir, to the country of Edom: Edom.

32.4 And he commanded them, saying: saying, Thus shall ye speak to unto my lord Esau: Thus Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thy brother Jacob: thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and have been with him stayed there until this day: now:

32.5 And I have oxen, and asses, and sheep, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and now I send a message have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favour grace in thy sight.

32.6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying: saying, We came to Esau, thy brother, brother Esau, and behold also he cometh with speed to meet thee with thee, and four hundred men. men with him.

32.7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid; afraid and in his fear distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and the sheep, and the oxen, herds, and the camels, into two companies, bands;

32.8 Saying: And said, If Esau come to the one company, and destroy smite it, then the other company that which is left, left shall escape.

32.9 And Jacob said: said, O God of my fahter father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac: O Lord who Isaac, the LORD which saidst to unto me, Return to unto thy land, country, and to the place of thy birth, kindred, and I will do deal well for thee. with thee:

32.10 I am not worthy of the least of all thy the mercies, and of thy truth all the truth, which thou hast fulfilled to shewed unto thy servant. With servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I return with am become two companies. bands.

32.11 Deliver me me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother Esau, brother, from the hand of Esau: for I am greatly afraid of him; fear him, lest perhaps he come, will come and kill smite me, and the mother with the children.

32.12 Thou didst say, that And thou wouldst saidst, I will surely do well by me, thee good, and multiply my make thy seed like as the sand of the sea, which connot cannot be numbered for multitude.

32.13 And when he had slept lodged there that night, he set apart, same night; and took of the things that which he had, presents came to his hand a present for Esau his brother Esau, brother;

32.14 Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,

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

32.16 And he sent delivered them by into the hands hand of his servants, every drove by itself, themselves; and he said to unto his servants: Go servants, Pass over before me, and let there be put a space between betwixt drove and drove.

32.17 And he commanded the first, saying: If thou meet foremost, saying, When Esau my brother Esau, meeteth thee, and he ask thee: asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? or and whither goest thou? or and whose are these before thee?

32.18 Thou Then thou shalt answer: Thy say, They be thy servant Jacob's: he hath sent them as Jacob's; it is a present to sent unto my lord Esau; and Esau: and, behold, also he cometh after is behind us.

32.19 In like manner he And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying: Speak saying, On this manner shall ye the same words to speak unto Esau, when ye find him.

32.20 And say ye shall add: Thy moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob himself also followeth after us; for is behind us. For he said: said, I will appease him with the presents present that go before, goeth before me, and afterwards afterward I will see him, perhaps his face; peradventure he will be gracious to accept of me.

32.21 So the presents went the present over before him, but him: and himself lodged that night in the camp. company.

32.22 And rising early, he rose up that night, and took his two wives wives, and his two handmaids, with womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford of Jaboc. Jabbok.

32.23 And when all things were brought he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that belonged to him, he had.

32.24 He remained And Jacob was left alone; and behold, there wrestled a man wrestled with him till morning. until the breaking of the day.

32.25 And when he saw that he could prevailed not overcome against him, he touched the sinew hollow of his thigh, thigh; and forthwith it shrank. the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

32.26 And he said to him: said, Let me go, for it is break of day. He answered: the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

32.27 And he said: said unto him, What is thy name? He answered: And he said, Jacob.

32.28 But And he said: said, Thy name shall not be called no more Jacob, but Israel; Israel: for if thou as a prince hast been strong against God, how much more shalt thou prevail against men? power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

32.29 And Jacob asked him: him, and said, Tell me by what name art me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou called? He answered: Why dost thou ask after my name? And he blessed him in the same place. there.

32.30 And Jacob called the name of the place Phanuel, saying: Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my soul has been saved. life is preserved.

32.31 And immediately as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, after he was past Phanuel; but and he halted on upon his foot. thigh.

32.32 Therefore the children of Israel, unto this day, Israel eat not of the sinew, that shrank in Jacob's thigh: sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the sinew hollow of his Jacob's thigh and it in the sinew that shrank.

Chapter 33

33.1 And Jacob lifting lifted up his eyes, saw and looked, and, behold, Esau coming, came, and with him four hundred men: and men. And he divided the children of Lia unto Leah, and of unto Rachel, and of unto the two handmaids.

33.2 And he put both the handmaids and their children foremost: foremost, and Lia Leah and her children in the second place: after, and Rachel and Joseph last. hindermost.

33.3 And he went forward passed over before them, and bowed down with his face himself to the ground seven times, until his brother he came near. near to his brother.

33.4 Then And Esau ran to meet his brother, him, and embraced him: him, and clasping him fast about the fell on his neck, and kissing him, kissed him: and they wept.

33.5 And lifting he lifted up his eyes, he and saw the women and their children, the children; and said: What mean these? And do they belong to thee? He answered: They said, Who are the those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given to me, thy servant.

33.6 Then the handmaids handmaidens came near, they and their children came near children, and they bowed themselves.

33.7 Lia also, And Leah also with her children, children came near near, and bowed down in like manner; themselves: and last of all, after came Joseph near and Rachel Rachel, and they bowed down. themselves.

33.8 And Esau said: he said, What are the droves that meanest thou by all this drove which I met? He answered: That I might And he said, These are to find favour before grace in the sight of my lord.

33.9 But he said: And Esau said, I have plenty, enough, my brother, brother; keep what is thine for that thou hast unto thyself.

33.10 And Jacob said: Do not so said, Nay, I beseech pray thee, but if now I have found favour grace in thy eyes, sight, then receive a little my present at my hands: hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as if though I should have had seen the countenance face of God: be gracious to me, God, and thou wast pleased with me.

33.11 And take the blessing which Take, I have brought pray thee, and which my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath given me, who giveth all things. He took it dealt graciously with much ado at his brother's earnest pressing me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.

33.12 And said: he said, Let us go on together, take our journey, and let us go, and I will accompany thee in thy journey. go before thee.

33.13 And Jacob said: he said unto him, My lord, thou knowest lord knoweth that I have with me tender children, the children are tender, and sheep, the flocks and kine herds with young: which young are with me: and if I men should cause to be overdriven, in overdrive them one day day, all the flocks flock will die.

33.14 May it please Let my lord to go lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will follow softly after him, lead on softly, according as I shall see my the cattle that goeth before me and the children to be able, able to endure, until I come to unto my lord in unto Seir.

33.15 And Esau answered: I beseech thee, that said, Let me now leave with thee some of the people, at least, who folk that are with me, may stay to accompany thee in the way. me. And he said: There is no necessity: I want nothing else but only to said, What needeth it? let me find favour, my lord, grace in thy sight. the sight of my lord.

33.16 So Esau returned that day, the day on his way that he came, to unto Seir.

33.17 And Jacob came journeyed to Socoth: where having Succoth, and built a him an house, and pitched tents, he called made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place Socoth, that is, Tents. is called Succoth.

33.18 And he passed over Jacob came to Salem, Shalem, a city of the Sichemites, Shechem, which is in the land of Chanaan, after Canaan, when he returned came from Mesopotamia of Syria: Padanaram; and he dwelt by pitched his tent before the town. city.

33.19 And he bought that part a parcel of the a field, in which where he pitched had spread his tents, of tent, at the children hand of Hemor, the father children of Sichem, Hamor, Shechem's father, for a an hundred lambs. pieces of money.

33.20 And raising an altar there, he invoked upon erected there an altar, and called it the most mighty God of Israel. EleloheIsrael.

Chapter 34

34.1 And Dina Dinah the daughter of Lia Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the women daughters of that country. the land.

34.2 And when Sichem Shechem the son of Hemor the Hevite, Hamor the Hivite, prince of that land, the country, saw her, he was in love with her: and took her away, her, and lay with her, ravishing the virgin. and defiled her.

34.3 And his soul was fast knit clave unto her; Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and whereas she was sad, he comforted her with sweet words. loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.

34.4 And going to Hemor Shechem spake unto his father, he said: father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.

34.5 But when And Jacob had heard this, that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his sons being absent, and employed were with his cattle in feeding the cattle, he field: and Jacob held his peace till until they came back. were come.

34.6 And when Hemor Hamor the father of Sichem was come Shechem went out to speak unto Jacob to Jacob, commune with him.

34.7 Behold his And the sons of Jacob came from out of the field: field when they heard it: and hearing what had passed, the men were grieved, and they were exceeding angry, very wroth, because he had done a foul thing wrought folly in Israel, and committed an unlawful act, Israel in ravishing lying with Jacob's daughter. daughter: which thing ought not to be done.

34.8 And Hemor spoke to them: Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Sichem has a longing Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife: wife.

34.9 And let us contract make ye marriages one with another: us, and give us your daughters, daughters unto us, and take you our daughters. daughters unto you.

34.10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land is at your command, till, trade, shall be before you; dwell and possess it. trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.

34.11 Sichem also And Shechem said to unto her father and to unto her brethren: brethren, Let me find favour grace in your sight, eyes, and whatsoever you what ye shall appoint say unto me I will give: give.

34.12 Raise the dowry, Ask me never so much dowry and ask gifts, gift, and I will gladly give what you according as ye shall demand: only say unto me: but give me this the damsel to wife.

34.13 The And the sons of Jacob answered Sichem Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, being enraged at the deflowering of and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:

34.14 And they said unto them, We cannot do what you demand, nor this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; which with us is unlawful and abominable. for that were a reproach unto us:

34.15 But in this will we may be allied with you, if you consent unto you: If ye will be like us, and all the as we be, that every male sex among of you be circumcised: circumcised;

34.16 Then will we mutually give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters, and ours; daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will be become one people: people.

34.17 But if you ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised, we circumcised; then will we take our daughter daughter, and depart. we will be gone.

34.18 Their offer And their words pleased Hemor, Hamor, and Sichem, his son: Shechem Hamor's son.

34.19 And the young man made no delay, but forthwith fulfilled what was required: for he loved deferred not to do the damsel exceedingly, thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was the greatest man in more honourable than all the house of his father's house. father.

34.20 And going into Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of the their city, they spoke to and communed with the people: men of their city, saying,

34.21 These men are peaceable, and are willing to dwell peaceable with us: us; therefore let them trade dwell in the land, and till it, which being trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large and wide wanteth men to till it: we shall enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and we will let us give them ours. our daughters.

34.22 One thing there is Only herein will the men consent unto us for which so great a good is deferred: We must circumcise to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us, following the manner of the nation. us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.

34.23 And Shall not their substance, cattle and cattle, their substance and all that they possess, shall every beast of their's be ours; our's? only in this let us condescend, consent unto them, and by dwelling together, we shall make one people. they will dwell with us.

34.24 And they unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all agreed, that went out of the gate of his city; and circumcised every male was circumcised, all that went out of the males. gate of his city.

34.25 And behold it came to pass on the third day, when the pain of the wound was greatest: they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, the brothers of Dina, taking their swords, entered boldly into Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the men. males.

34.26 And they killed also Hemor slew Hamor and Sichem, Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took away their sister Dina Dinah out of Sichem's house. Shechem's house, and went out.

34.27 And when they were gone out, the other The sons of Jacob came upon the slain; slain, and plundered the city in revenge of spoiled the rape. city, because they had defiled their sister.

34.28 And they They took their sheep, and their herds, oxen, and their asses, wasting all they had and that which was in their houses the city, and that which was in their fields. the field,

34.29 And all their children wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives they took captive. they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house.

34.30 And when they had boldly perpetrated these things, Jacob said to Simeon and Levi: You Levi, Ye have troubled me, and made me hateful to the Chanaanites and Pherezites, make me to stink among the inhabitants of this land. We are few: the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they will shall gather themselves together against me, and kill slay me; and both I, and my house I shall be destroyed. destroyed, I and my house.

34.31 They answered: Should And they abuse said, Should he deal with our sister as a strumpet? with an harlot?

Chapter 35

35.1 In the mean time And God said to Jacob: Arise and unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there, there: and make there an altar to unto God, who that appeared to unto thee when thou didst flee fleddest from Esau, the face of Esau thy brother.

35.2 And Then Jacob having called together all said unto his household, said: Cast and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be cleansed, clean, and change your garments. garments:

35.3 Arise, and And let us arise, and go up to Bethel, that we may Bethel; and I will make there an altar to God; unto God, who heard answered me in the day of my affliction, distress, and accompained was with me in my journey. the way which I went.

35.4 So And they gave him unto Jacob all the strange gods they had, which were in their hand, and the all their earrings which were in their ears: ears; and he buried Jacob hid them under the turpentine tree, that is behind the city of Sichem. oak which was by Shechem.

35.5 And when they were departed, journeyed: and the terror of God fell was upon all the cities that were round about, about them, and they durst did not pursue after them as they went away. the sons of Jacob.

35.6 And So Jacob came to Luza, Luz, which is in the land of Chanaan, surnamed Bethel: Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.

35.7 And he built there an altar, and called the name of that place, The house of God: for place Elbethel: because there God appeared to him unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

35.8 At the same time Debora, the But Deborah Rebekah's nurse of Rebecca, died, and she was buried at the foot of Bethel, beneath Bethel under an oak, oak: and the name of that place it was called, The oak of weeping. called Allonbachuth.

35.9 And God appeared again to Jacob, after unto Jacob again, when he returned from Mesopotamia came out of Syria, Padanaram, and he blessed him, him.

35.10 Saying: Thou shalt 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 name: and he called him his name Israel.

35.11 And God said to him: unto him, I am God almighty, increase thou and Almighty: be multiplied. Nations fruitful and peoples multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be from of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins. loins;

35.12 And the land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give to thee, it, and to thy seed after thee. thee will I give the land.

35.13 And he departed God went up from him in the place where he talked with him.

35.14 But he And Jacob set up a monument of stone, pillar in the place where God had spoken to him: pouring he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink fferings upon it, offering thereon, and pouring he poured oil thereon: thereon.

35.15 And calling Jacob called the name of that the place where God spake with him, Bethel.

35.16 And going forth they journeyed from thence, he came in the spring time Bethel; and there was but a little way to the land which leadeth come to Ephrata: wherein when Ephrath: and Rachel was in travail, travailed, and she had hard labour.

35.17 By reason of her hard labour, she began And it came to be pass, when she was in danger, and hard labour, that the midwife said to her: unto her, Fear not, for not; thou shalt have this son also.

35.18 And when it came to pass, as her soul was departing for pain, and death was now at hand, in departing, (for she died) that she called the his name of her son Benoni, that is, the son of my pain: Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin, that is, the son of the right hand. Benjamin.

35.19 So And Rachel died, and was buried in the highway that leadeth way to Ephrata, this Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.

35.20 And Jacob erected set a pillar over upon her sepulchre: this grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's monument, to grave unto this day.

35.21 Departing thence, he pitched And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the Flock tower. tower of Edar.

35.22 And it came to pass, when he Israel dwelt in that country, Ruben went, land, that Reuben went and slept lay with Bala the concubine of Bilhah his father: which he was not ignorant of. father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve. twelve:

35.23 The sons of Lia: Ruben the first born, Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Juda, Judah, and Issachar, and Zabulon. Zebulun:

35.24 The sons of Rachel: Joseph Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin. Benjamin:

35.25 The And the sons of Bala, Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid: Dan handmaid; Dan, and Nephthali. Naphtali:

35.26 The And the sons of Zelpha, Lia's Zilpah, Leah's handmaid: Gad Gad, and Aser: Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, that which were born to him in Mesopotamia of Syria. Padanaram.

35.27 And he Jacob came to unto Isaac his father in Mambre, unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbee, this Arbah, which is Hebron: wherein Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

35.28 And the days of Isaac were a an hundred and eighty fourscore years.

35.29 And being spent with age he Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered to unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

Chapter 36

36.1 And Now these are the generations of Esau, the same who is Edom.

36.2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Chanaan: Ada Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hethite, Hittite, and Oolibama Aholibamah the daughter of Ana, Anah the daughter of Sebeon Zibeon the Hevite: Hivite;

36.3 And Basemath, the daughter of Ismael, Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nabajoth. Nebajoth.

36.4 And Ada bore Eliphaz: Basemath bore Rahuel. Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;

36.5 Oolibama bore Jehus, And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Ihelon, Jaalam, and Core. These Korah: these are the sons of Esau, that which were born to unto him in the land of Chanaan. Canaan.

36.6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons sons, and his daughters, and every soul all the persons of his house, and his substance, and cattle, and all that his beasts, and all his substance, which he was able to acquire had got in the land of Chanaan: Canaan; and went into another country, and departed the country from the face of his brother Jacob.

36.7 For they their riches were exceeding rich, and could not more than that they might dwell together: neither was together; and the land in which wherein they sojourned able to were strangers could not bear them, for the multitude them because of their flocks. cattle.

36.8 And Esau Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: he Esau is Edom.

36.9 And these are the generations of Esau, Esau the father of Edom, the Edomites in mount Seir. Seir:

36.10 And these These are the names of his sons: Esau's sons; Eliphaz the son of Ada, Adah the wife of Esau: and Rahuel, Esau, Reuel the son of Basemath, his wife. Bashemath the wife of Esau.

36.11 And the sons of Eliphaz had sons: Theman, were Teman, Omar, Sepho, Zepho, and Gatham Gatam, and Cenez. Kenaz.

36.12 And Thamna Timna was the concubine of Eliphaz, the son of Esau: to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bore him Amalech. These are bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Ada, the wife of Esau. Adah Esau's wife.

36.13 And these are the sons of Rahuel were Nahath Reuel; Nahath, and Zara, Samma Zerah, Shammah, and Meza. These Mizzah: these were the sons of Basemath, the wife of Esau. Bashemath Esau's wife.

36.14 And these were the sons of Oolibama, Aholibamah, the daughter of Ana, Anah the daughter of Sebeon, the wife of Esau, whom Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bore bare to him, Jehus, Esau Jeush, and Ihelon, Jaalam, and Core. Korah.

36.15 These were dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz, Eliphaz the firstborn son of Esau: Esau; duke Theman, Teman, duke Omar, duke Sepho, Zepho, duke Cenez, Kenaz,

36.16 Duke Core, Korah, duke Gatham, Gatam, and duke Amalech: Amalek: these are the sons dukes that came of Eliphaz, Eliphaz in the land of Edom, and Edom; these were the sons of Ada. Adah.

36.17 And these were are the sons of Rahuel, the son of Esau: Reuel Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke Zara, Zerah, duke Samma, Shammah, duke Meza. And Mizzah: these are the dukes that came of Rahuel, Reuel in the land of Edom: Edom; these are the sons of Basemath, the wife of Esau. Bashemath Esau's wife.

36.18 And these are the sons of Oolibama, the wife of Esau: Aholibamah Esau's wife; duke Jehus, Jeush, duke Ihelon, Jaalam, duke Core. These are Korah: these were the dukes that came of Oolibama, Aholibamah the daughter of Ana, and wife of Esau. Anah, Esau's wife.

36.19 These are the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these the dukes of them: the same is Edom. are their dukes.

36.20 These are the sons of Seir, the Horrite, Seir the inhabitants of Horite, who inhabited the land: land; Lotan, and Sobal, Shobal, and Sebeon, Zibeon, and Ana, Anah,

36.21 And Dison, Dishon, and Eser, Ezer, and Disan. These Dishan: these are the dukes of the Horrites, Horites, the sons children of Seir, Seir in the land of Edom.

36.22 And the children of Lotan had sons: were Hori and Heman. And the Hemam; and Lotan's sister of Lotan was Thamna. Timna.

36.23 And these the sons children of Sobal: Shobal were these; Alvan, and Manahat, Manahath, and Ebal, and Sepho, Shepho, and Onam.

36.24 And these are the sons children of Sebeon: Aia Zibeon; both Ajah, and Ana. This is Ana Anah: this was that Anah that found the hot waters mules in the wilderness, when as he fed the asses of Sebeon, Zibeon his father: father.

36.25 And he had a son Dison, the children of Anah were these; Dishon, and a Aholibamah the daughter Oolibama. of Anah.

36.26 And these were are the sons children of Dison: Hamdan, Dishon; Hemdan, and Eseban, Eshban, and Jethram, Ithran, and Charan. Cheran.

36.27 These also were the sons The children of Eser: Balaan, Ezer are these; Bilhan, and Zavan, Zaavan, and Acan. Akan.

36.28 And Dison had sons: Hus The children of Dishan are these; Uz, and Aram. Aran.

36.29 These were are the dukes that came of the Horrites: Horites; duke Lotan, duke Sobal, Shobal, duke Sebeon, Zibeon, duke Ana, Anah,

36.30 Duke Dison, Dishon, duke Eser, Ezer, duke Disan: Dishan: these were dukes of are the Horrites dukes that ruled came of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir.

36.31 And these are the kings that ruled reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel had a king, were these: Israel.

36.32 And Bela the son of Beor, Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his city Denaba. was Dinhabah.

36.33 And Bela died, and Jobab, Jobab the son of Zara, Zerah of Bosra, Bozrah reigned in his stead.

36.34 And when Jobab was dead, Husam, died, and Husham of the land of the Themanites, Temani reigned in his stead.

36.35 And after his death, Adad, Husham died, and Hadad the son of Badad, reigned in his stead, Bedad, who defeated the Madianites smote Midian in the country field of Boab; Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith.

36.36 And when Adad was dead, there Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead, Semla, of Masreca. stead.

36.37 And he being dead, Saul, Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the river Rohoboth, reigned in his stead.

36.38 And when he also was dead, Balanan, Saul died, and Baalhanan the son of Achobor, succeeded to the kingdom. Achbor reigned in his stead.

36.39 This man also being dead, Adar And Baalhanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his place; stead: and the name of his city was Phau: Pau; and his wife wife's name was called Meetabel, Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezaab. Mezahab.

36.40 And these are the names of the dukes that came of Esau in Esau, according to their kindreds, and families, after their places, and callings: by their names; duke Thamna, Timnah, duke Alva, Alvah, duke Jetheth,

36.41 Duke Oolibama, Aholibamah, duke Ela, Elah, duke Phinon, Pinon,

36.42 Duke Cenez, Kenaz, duke Theman, Teman, duke Mabsar, Mibzar,

36.43 Duke Magdiel, duke Hiram: Iram: these are be the dukes of Edom dwelling Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their government; the same possession: he is Esau, Esau the father of the Edomites.

Chapter 37

37.1 And Jacob dwelt in the land of Chanaan, wherein his father sojourned. was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.

37.2 And these These are his generations: the generations of Jacob. Joseph, when he was sixteen being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren, being but a boy: brethren; and he the lad was with the sons of Bala Bilhah, and with the sons of Zelpha Zilpah, his father's wives: and he accused his brethren to Joseph brought unto his father of a most wicked crime. their evil report.

37.3 Now Israel loved Joseph above more than all his sons, children, because he had him in was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of divers many colours.

37.4 And when his brethren seeing saw that he was their father loved by his father, him more than all his sons, brethren, they hated hem, him, and could not speak peaceably to unto him.

37.5 Now it fell out also that he told his brethren And Joseph dreamed a dream, that and he had dreamed: which occasioned them to hate told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.

37.6 And he said to them: Hear my unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I dreamed. have dreamed:

37.7 I thought For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field: and field, and, lo, my sheaf arose as it were, and stood, arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves standing about bowed down before stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.

37.8 His And his brethren answered: said to him, Shalt thou be our king? indeed reign over us? or shall we be subject to thy dominion? Therefore this matter of shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams and words ministered nourishment to their envy dreams, and hatred. for his words.

37.9 He And he dreamed also yet another dream, which he and told it his brethren, saying: and said, Behold, I saw in have dreamed a dream, as it were dream more; and, behold, the sun, sun and the moon, moon and the eleven stars worshipping made obeisance to me.

37.10 And when he had told this it to his father, and brethren, to his brethren: and his father rebuked him him, and said: said unto him, What meaneth is this dream that thou hast dreamed? shall Shall I and thy mother, mother and thy brethren worship indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee upon to the earth?

37.11 His And his brethren therefore envied him: him; but his father considered observed the thing with himself. saying.

37.12 And when his brethren abode in Sechem, feeding went to feed their father's flocks, flock in Shechem.

37.13 And Israel said to him: Thy unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the sheep flock in Sichem: Shechem? come, and I will send thee to unto them. And when he answered: said to him, Here am I.

37.14 I am ready: And he said to him: him, Go, and I pray thee, see if all things whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the cattle: flocks; and bring me word again what is doing. again. So being he sent from him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Sichem: Shechem.

37.15 And a certain man found him there him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field, field: and the man asked what he sought. him, saying, What seekest thou?

37.16 But And he answered: said, I seek my brethren, brethren: tell me me, I pray thee, where they feed the their flocks.

37.17 And the man said to him: said, They are departed from this place: hence; for I heard them say: say, Let us go to Dothain. Dothan. And Joseph went forward after his brethren, and found them in Dothain. Dothan.

37.18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came nigh near unto them, they thought conspired against him to kill him: slay him.

37.19 And they said one to another: Behold the another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.

37.20 Come, Come now therefore, and let us kill slay him, and cast him into some old pit: pit, and we will say: say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and then it we shall appear see what will become of his dreams avail him: dreams.

37.21 And Ruben hearing this, endeavoured to deliver Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands, hands; and said: said, Let us not kill him.

37.22 Do not take away his life, nor shed his blood: And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit, pit that is in the wilderness, and keep your hands harmless: now lay no hand upon him; that he said this, being desirous to deliver might rid him out of their hands and hands, to restore deliver him to his father. father again.

37.23 And as soon as he it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they forthwith stript him Joseph out of his outside coat, his coat of many colours that was of divers colours: on him;

37.24 And they took him, and cast him into an old a pit: and the pit where was empty, there was not water. no water in it.

37.25 And sitting they sat down to eat bread, bread: and they saw some Ismaelites on lifted up their way coming eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Galaad, Gilead with their camels, carrying spices, camels bearing spicery and balm, balm and myrrh myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.

37.26 And Juda Judah said to unto his brethren: brethren, What will it profit us to kill is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?

37.27 It is better that he be sold Come, and let us sell him to the Ismaelites, Ishmeelites, and that let not our hands hand be not defiled: upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. His brethren agreed to And his words. brethren were content.

37.28 And when the Madianite merchants Then there passed by, by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew him and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold him Joseph to the Ismaelites, Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they led him brought Joseph into Egypt.

37.29 And Ruben returning to Reuben returned unto the pit, found pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the boy: pit; and he rent his clothes.

37.30 And rending his garments he went to returned unto his brethren, and said: said, The boy doth not appear, child is not; and I, whither shall I go?

37.31 And they took his Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped it the coat in the blood of a kid, which they had killed: blood;

37.32 Sending some to carry And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father, father; and to say: said, This we have we found: see know now whether it be thy son's coat, coat or not. no.

37.33 And the father acknowledging he knew it, said: and said, It is my son's coat, coat; an evil wild beast hath eaten him, a beast hath devoured Joseph. him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.

37.34 And tearing Jacob rent his garments, he clothes, and put on sackcloth, mourning sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son a long time. many days.

37.35 And all his children being gathered together sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort their father in his sorrow, he would not receive comfort, him; but said: he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down to into the grave unto my son into hell, mourning. And whilst he continued weeping, Thus his father wept for him.

37.36 The Madianites And the Midianites sold Joseph in him into Egypt to Putiphar, unto Potiphar, an eunuch officer of Pharao, Pharaoh's, and captain of the soldiers. guard.

Chapter 38

38.1 At And it came to pass at that time Juda time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Odollamite, named Hiras. Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.

38.2 And he Judah saw there the a daughter of a man of Chanaan, called Sue: certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and taking her to wife, he took her, and went in unto her.

38.3 And she conceived, and bore bare a son, son; and he called his name Her. Er.

38.4 And conceiving again, she bore conceived again, and bare a son, son; and she called him his name Onan.

38.5 She bore also a third: whom And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called Sela. After whose birth, his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she ceased to bear any more. bare him.

38.6 And Juda Judah took a wife for Her, Er his first born, firstborn, whose name was Thamar. Tamar.

38.7 And Her, the first born of Juda, Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord: LORD; and was slain by the LORD slew him.

38.8 Juda, therefore, And Judah said to Onan his son: unto Onan, Go in to unto thy brother's wife wife, and marry her, that thou mayst and raise up seed to thy brother.

38.9 He knowing And Onan knew that the children seed should not be his, his; and it came to pass, when he went in to unto his brother's wife, that he spilled his seed upon it on the ground, lest children that he should be born in give seed to his brother's name. brother.

38.10 And therefore the Lord slew him, because thing which he did a detestable thing: displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.

38.11 Wherefore Juda Then said Judah to Thamar Tamar his daughter-in-law: daughter in law, Remain a widow in at thy father's house, till Sela Shelah my son grow up: be grown: for he was afraid lest said, Lest peradventure he also might die, die also, as his brethren did. She And Tamar went her way, and dwelt in her father's house.

38.12 And after many days were past: in process of time the daughter of Sue the Shuah Judah's wife of Juda died: died; and when he had taken comfort after his mourning, he Judah was comforted, and went up to Thamnas, to the shearers of unto his sheep, sheepshearers to Timnath, he and Hiras the Odollamite, the shepherd of his flock. friend Hirah the Adullamite.

38.13 And it was told Thamar that her father-in-law was come Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up to Thamnas Timnath to shear his sheep.

38.14 And she put off the garments of her widowhood, widow's garments off from her, and took covered her with a veil: vail, and changing her dress, wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the cross way, that leadeth way to Thamnas: because Sela Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown up, grown, and she had was not been married given unto him to him. wife.

38.15 When Juda Judah saw her, he thought she was a harlot: for her to be an harlot; because she had covered her face, lest she should be known. face.

38.16 And going to her, he said: Suffer turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me to lie with thee: for come in unto thee; (for he knew her not to be that she was his daughter-in-law. daughter in law.) And she answered: said, What wilt thou give me to enjoy my company? me, that thou mayest come in unto me?

38.17 He said: And he said, I will send thee a kid out of from the flock. And when she said again: I will suffer what thou wilt, if said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send what thou promisest. it?

38.18 Juda said: And he said, What wilt thou have for a pledge? She answered: pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy ring signet, and bracelet, thy bracelets, and the thy staff which thou holdest that is in thy thine hand. The woman therefore at one copulation conceived. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.

38.19 And she arose arose, and went away, and laid by her way: vail from her, and putting off the apparel which she had taken, put on the garments of her widowhood.

38.20 And Juda Judah sent a the kid by the hand of his shepherd, friend the Odollamite, that he might Adullamite, to receive the his pledge again, which he had given to from the woman: woman's hand: but he, not finding her, he found her not.

38.21 Asked Then he asked the men of that place: place, saying, Where is the woman harlot, that sat in was openly by the cross way? way side? And when they all made answer: said, There was no harlot in this place, place.

38.22 He And he returned to Juda, Judah, and said to him: said, I have not found cannot find her; moreover, and also the men of that the place said to me, said, that there never sat a was no harlot there. in this place.

38.23 Juda said: And Judah said, Let her take it to herself, surely she cannot charge us with a lie, her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent the kid which I promised: this kid, and thou didst hast not find found her.

38.24 And behold, after it came to pass about three months, they months after, that it was told Juda, saying: Thamar, Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter-in-law, daughter in law hath played the harlot, harlot; and also, behold, she appeareth to have a big belly. is with child by whoredom. And Juda said: Judah said, Bring her out that she may forth, and let her be burnt.

38.25 But when When she was led to execution, brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying: saying, By the man, to whom whose these things belong, I are, am I with child. See child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose ring, are these, the signet, and bracelet, bracelets, and staff this is. staff.

38.26 But he acknowledging the gifts, said: And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She is juster hath been more righteous than I: I; because that I did not give gave her not to Sela, Shelah my son. However And he knew her again no more.

38.27 And when she was ready to be brought it came to bed, there appeared twins in her womb: and pass in the very delivery time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.

38.28 And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the infants, one put forth a hand, whereon out his hand: and the midwife tied took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying:

38.28 saying, This shall come forth the came out first.

38.29 But And it came to pass, as he drawing drew back his hand, the other that, behold, his brother came forth: and the woman said: Why is the partition divided for thee? out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore called his name Phares. was called Pharez.

38.30 Afterwards his brother And afterward came out, on whose hand was out his brother, that had the scarlet thread: thread upon his hand: and she called his name Zara. was called Zarah.

Chapter 39

39.1 And Joseph was brought into Egypt, down to Egypt; and Putiphar, Potiphar, an eunuch officer of Pharao, chief Pharaoh, captain of the army, guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the Ismaelites, by whom he was brought. hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.

39.2 And the Lord LORD was with him, Joseph, and he was a prosperous man in all things: man; and he dwelt was in the house of his master's house: master the Egyptian.

39.3 Who knew very well And his master saw that the Lord LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.

39.4 And Joseph found favour grace in the sight of his master, sight, and ministered to he served him: and being set over all by him, he governed the house committed to him, made him overseer over his house, and all things that were delivered to him: he had he put into his hand.

39.5 And it came to pass from the Lord time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house of the Egyptian for Joseph's sake, sake; and multiplied the blessing of the LORD was upon all his substance, both at home that he had in the house, and in the fields. field.

39.6 Neither And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he any other thing, but had, save the bread which he ate. did eat. And Joseph was of a beautiful countenance, goodly person, and comely to behold. well favoured.

39.7 And it came to pass after many days, these things, that his mistress master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph, upon Joseph; and said: she said, Lie with me.

39.8 But he in no wise consenting to that wicked act refused, and said to her: unto his master's wife, Behold, my master hath delivered all things to me, and knoweth wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath in his own house: committed all that he hath to my hand;

39.9 Neither is there any thing which There is not none greater in my power, or that he this house than I; neither hath not delivered to me, he kept back any thing from me but thee, who because thou art his wife; wife: how then can I do this wicked thing, great wickedness, and sin against my God?

39.10 With such words And it came to pass, as these she spake to Joseph day by day, both the woman was importunate with the young man, and that he refused the adultery. hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.

39.11 Now And it happened on a certain day, came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house, house to do his business; and there was doing some business, without any man with him: none of the men of the house there within.

39.12 And she catching the skirt of caught him by his garment, said: saying, Lie with me. But me: and he leaving the left his garment in her hand, and fled, and went got him out.

39.13 And it came to pass, when the woman she saw the that he had left his garment in her hands, hand, and herself disregarded, was fled forth,

39.14 She That she called to her unto the men of her house, and said to them: spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in a Hebrew, an Hebrew unto us to abuse us: mock us; he came in to me, unto me to lie with me; me, and when I cried out, with a loud voice:

39.15 And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice, voice and cried, that he left the his garment that I held, with me, and fled, and got him out.

39.16 For a proof therefore of her fidelity, And she kept the garment, and shewed it to her husband when he returned home: laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.

39.17 And said: she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, whom which thou hast brought, brought unto us, came to in unto me to abuse me. mock me:

39.18 And when he heard me cry, it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left the his garment which I held, with me, and fled out.

39.19 His And it came to pass, when his master hearing these things, and giving too much credit heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wife's words, wrath was very angry, kindled.

39.20 And cast Joseph Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were kept, bound: and he was there shut up. in the prison.

39.21 But the Lord LORD was with Joseph, and having mercy upon shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the chief keeper of the prison: prison.

39.22 Who delivered into his And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were kept in custody: the prison; and whatsoever was done, they did there, he was under him. the doer of it.

39.23 Neither did he himself know any thing, having committed all things The keeper of the prison looked not to him: for any thing that was under his hand; because the Lord LORD was with him, and made all that which he did did, the LORD made it to prosper.

Chapter 40

40.1 After this, And it came to pass, pass after these things, that two eunuchs, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, Egypt and his baker had offended their lord. lord the king of Egypt.

40.2 And Pharao being angry with them, (now the one Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief butler, of the other butlers, and against the chief baker,) of the bakers.

40.3 He sent And he put them to in ward in the prison house of the commander captain of the soldiers, in which guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph also was prisoner. bound.

40.4 But And the keeper captain of the prison delivered them to Joseph, guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them. Some little time passed, them: and they were kept continued a season in custody. ward.

40.5 And they both dreamed a dream the same both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation agreeing to themselves: of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.

40.6 And when Joseph was come into came in unto them in the morning, and saw them sad, looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.

40.7 He And he asked them, saying: Why is your countenance sadder today than usual? Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?

40.8 They answered: And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is nobody to interpret it to us. no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them: Doth unto them, Do not interpretation interpretations belong to God? Tell tell me what you have dreamed: them, I pray you.

40.9 The And the chief butler first told his dream: I saw before me dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine, vine was before me;

40.10 On which And in the vine were three branches, which by little branches: and little sent out buds, it was as though it budded, and after the her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes:

40.11 And the Pharaoh's cup of Pharao was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into the cup which I held, Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup to Pharao. into Pharaoh's hand.

40.12 And Joseph answered: said unto him, This is the interpretation of the dream: it: The three branches, branches are yet three days:

40.13 After which Pharao will remember thy service, Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and will restore thee to unto thy former place: and thou shalt present him the deliver Pharaoh's cup according to thy office, as before into his hand, after the former manner when thou was wont to do. wast his butler.

40.14 Only remember But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and do shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me this kindness: to put Pharao in mind to take unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this prison: house:

40.15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews, Hebrews: and here without any fault was cast also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

40.16 The When the chief baker seeing saw that he had wisely interpreted the dream, said: interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also dreamed a was in my dream, That and, behold, I had three white baskets of meal upon on my head:

40.17 And that in one the uppermost basket which there was uppermost, I carried of all meats that are made by the art manner of baking, bakemeats for Pharaoh; and that the birds ate did eat them out of it. the basket upon my head.

40.18 And Joseph answered: answered and said, This is the interpretation of the dream: thereof: The three baskets, baskets are yet three days:

40.19 After which Pharao will take Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a cross, tree; and the birds shall tear eat thy flesh. flesh from off thee.

40.20 The And it came to pass the third day after this day, which was the birthday of Pharao: and Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a great feast for unto all his servants, servants: and at he lifted up the banquet remembered head of the chief butler, butler and of the chief baker. baker among his servants.

40.21 And he restored the one to chief butler unto his place, to present him butlership again; and he gave the cup: cup into Pharaoh's hand:

40.22 The other But he hanged on a gibbet, that the truth of the interpreter might be shewn. chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.

40.23 But Yet did not the chief butler, when things prospered with him, forgot his interpreter. butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

Chapter 41

41.1 After And it came to pass at the end of two years Pharao had a dream. He thought full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river, river.

41.2 Out of which And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, very beautiful well favoured kine and fat: fatfleshed; and they fed in marshy places. a meadow.

41.3 Other And, behold, seven also other kine came up after them out of the river, ill favoured, favoured and lean fleshed: leanfleshed; and they fed on stood by the very bank other kine upon the brink of the river, in green places: river.

41.4 And they devoured them, whose bodies were very beautiful the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well conditioned. favoured and fat kine. So Pharao Pharaoh awoke.

41.5 He And he slept again, and dreamed another dream: Seven the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk full stalk, rank and fair: good.

41.6 Then And, behold, seven other thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up thin and blasted, after them.

41.7 And devoured all the beauty of seven thin ears devoured the former. Pharao awaked after his rest: seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.

41.8 And when it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was come, being struck with fear, troubled; and he sent to and called for all the interpreters magicians of Egypt, and to all the wise men: men thereof: and they being called for, he Pharaoh told them his dream, and dream; but there was not any one none that could interpret it. them unto Pharaoh.

41.9 Then at length spake the chief butler remembering, said: unto Pharaoh, saying, I confess do remember my sin: faults this day:

41.10 The king being angry Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, commanded me and the chief baker to be cast into the prison of put me in ward in the captain of the soldiers. guard's house, both me and the chief baker:

41.11 Where in one night both of us And we dreamed a dream forboding things in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to come. the interpretation of his dream.

41.12 There And there was there with us a young man a man, an Hebrew, servant to the same captain of the soldiers: to whom guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams, dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.

41.13 And we heard what afterwards the event of the thing proved it came to be so. For I was restored pass, as he interpreted to my office: us, so it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he was hanged upon a gibbet. hanged.

41.14 Forthwith at the king's command Joseph was Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the prison, dungeon: and they he shaved him: himself, and changing changed his apparel brought him raiment, and came in to him. unto Pharaoh.

41.15 And he Pharaoh said to him: unto Joseph, I have dreamed dreams, a dream, and there is no one none that can expound them: Now interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou art very wise at interpreting them: canst understand a dream to interpret it.

41.16 And Joseph answered: Without me, answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharao a prosperous answer. Pharaoh an answer of peace.

41.17 So Pharao told what he had dreamed: Methought And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river, river:

41.18 And seven kine And, behold, there came up out of the river, exceeding beautiful river seven kine, fatfleshed and full of flesh: well favoured; and they grazed on green places fed in a marshy pasture. meadow:

41.19 And And, behold, there followed these, other seven kine, so other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and lean, that leanfleshed, such as I never saw the like in all the land of Egypt: Egypt for badness:

41.20 And they devoured the lean and consumed the former, ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine:

41.21 And yet gave no mark of their being full: when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were as lean and still ill favoured favoured, as before. at the beginning. So I awoke, and then fell asleep again, awoke.

41.22 And dreamed a dream: Seven I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears of corn grew came up upon in one stalk, full and very fair. good:

41.23 Other And, behold, seven also thin ears, withered, thin, and blasted, sprung of blasted with the stalk: east wind, sprung up after them:

41.24 And they devoured the beauty of thin ears devoured the former: seven good ears: and I told this dream to unto the conjecturers, and magicians; but there is no man was none that can expound it. could declare it to me.

41.25 And Joseph answered: said unto Pharaoh, The king's dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewn to Pharao shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.

41.26 The seven beautiful kine, good kine are seven years; and the seven full ears, good ears are seven years of plenty: and both contain the same meaning of years: the dream. dream is one.

41.27 And the seven lean and thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them, them are seven years; and the seven thin empty ears that were blasted with the burning wind, are east wind shall be seven years of famine to come: famine.

41.28 Which shall be fulfilled in this order. This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.

41.29 Behold, there shall come seven years of great plenty in throughout all the whole land of Egypt:

41.30 After which And there shall follow other arise after them seven years of so great scarcity, that famine; and all the abundance before plenty shall be forgotten: for forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume all the land, land;

41.31 And the greatness of the scarcity plenty shall destroy not be known in the greatness land by reason of the plenty. that famine following; for it shall be very grievous.

41.32 And for that thou didst see the second time a dream pertaining to the same thing: was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is a token of because the certainty, thing is established by God, and that the word of God cometh will shortly bring it to pass, and is fulfilled speedily. pass.

41.33 Now therefore let the king provide Pharaoh look out a wise man discreet and industrious man, wise, and make set him ruler over the land of Egypt: Egypt.

41.34 That he may Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint overseers officers over all the countries: land, and gather into barns take up the fifth part of the fruits, during land of Egypt in the seven fruitful years, plenteous years.

41.35 That shall now presently ensue: and And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn be laid up, under Pharao's hands, the hand of Pharaoh, and be reserved let them keep food in the cities.

41.36 And let it that food shall be in readiness, for store to the land against the famine of seven years to come, of famine, which shall oppress Egypt, and be in the land shall of Egypt; that the land perish not be consumed with scarcity. through the famine.

41.37 The counsel pleased Pharao, And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.

41.38 And he Pharaoh said to them: unto his servants, Can we find such another man, that is full of a one as this is, a man in whom the spirit Spirit of God? God is?

41.39 He And Pharaoh said therefore to Joseph: Seeing unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewn shewed thee all that thou hast said, can I find one wiser this, there is none so discreet and one like unto thee? wise as thou art:

41.40 Thou shalt be over my house, and at the commandment of according unto thy mouth word shall all the my people shall obey: be ruled: only in the kingly throne will I be above thee. greater than thou.

41.41 And again Pharao Pharaoh said to Joseph: Behold, unto Joseph, See, I have appointed set thee over all the whole land of Egypt.

41.42 And he Pharaoh took off his ring from his own hand, and gave it into his hand: and he put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him a robe in vestures of silk, fine linen, and put a chain of gold chain about his neck. neck;

41.43 And he made him go up into his second chariot, to ride in the crier proclaiming that all should bow their knee second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and that they should know he was made governor him ruler over all the whole land of Egypt.

41.44 And the king Pharaoh said to Joseph: unto Joseph, I am Pharao: Pharaoh, and without thy commandment thee shall no man shall move lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.

41.45 And he turned his name, and Pharaoh called him in the Egyptian tongue the saviour of the world. And Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Aseneth, Asenath the daughter of Putiphare, Potipherah priest of Heliopolis. Then On. And Joseph went out to over all the land of Egypt.

41.46 (Now he And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king Pharao), of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and he went round throughout all the countries land of Egypt.

41.47 And the fruitfulness of in the seven plenteous years came: and the corn being bound up into sheaves, was gathered together into the barns of Egypt. earth brought forth by handfuls.

41.48 And he gathered up all the abundance food of grain was 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. city, laid he up in the same.

41.49 And there was so great abundance of wheat, that it was equal to Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, and the plenty exceeded measure. very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.

41.50 And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, Joseph had two sons born: whom Aseneth, which Asenath the daughter of Putiphare, Potipherah priest of Heliopolis, bore On bare unto him.

41.51 And he Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasses, saying: God Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me to forget all my labours, toil, and all my father's house.

41.52 And he named the name of the second Ephraim, saying: called he Ephraim: For God hath made caused me to grow be fruitful in the land of my poverty. affliction.

41.53 Now when And the seven years of plenty plenteousness, that had been was in Egypt the land of Egypt, were passed: ended.

41.54 The And the seven years of scarcity, which Joseph had foretold, dearth began to come: come, according as Joseph had said: and the famine prevailed dearth was in the whole world, all lands; but there was bread in all the land of Egypt. Egypt there was bread.

41.55 And when there also they began to be all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharao, Pharaoh for food. And he said to them: Go to Joseph: bread: and do Pharaoh said unto all that the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he shall say saith to you. you, do.

41.56 And the famine increased daily in was over all the land: face of the earth: and Joseph opened all the barns, storehouses, and sold to unto the Egyptians: for Egyptians; and the famine had oppressed them also. waxed sore in the land of Egypt.

41.57 And all provinces countries came into Egypt, Egypt to buy food, and Joseph for to seek some relief of their want. buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

Chapter 42

42.1 And Now when Jacob hearing saw that food there was sold corn in Egypt, Jacob said to unto his sons: sons, Why are do ye careless? look one upon another?

42.2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that wheat there is sold corn in Egypt: Go ye down, get you down thither, and buy for us necessaries, from thence; that we may live, and not be consumed with want. die.

42.3 So the And Joseph's ten brethren of Joseph went down, down to buy corn in Egypt: Egypt.

42.4 Whilst Benjamin was kept at home by Jacob, who said to But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren: Lest perhaps brethren; for he take any harm in the journey. said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.

42.5 And they entered into the land sons of Egypt with others that went Israel came to buy. For buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Chanaan. Canaan.

42.6 And Joseph was the governor in over the land of Egypt, land, and corn he it was that sold by his direction to all the people. And when his people of the land: and Joseph's brethren had came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to him, the earth.

42.7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he spoke as it were to strangers, somewhat roughly, asking them: said unto them, Whence came you? They answered: come ye? And they said, From the land of Chanaan, Canaan to buy necessaries of life. food.

42.8 And though he Joseph knew his brethren, he was but they knew not known by them. him.

42.9 And remembering Joseph remembered the dreams, dreams which formerly he had dreamed, he dreamed of them, and said to them: You are spies. You unto them, Ye are come spies; to view see the weaker parts nakedness of the land. land ye are come.

42.10 But And they said: It is not so, said unto him, Nay, my lord; lord, but thy servants are come to buy food. food are thy servants come.

42.11 We are all the sons of one man: man's sons; we are come as peaceable true men, neither do thy servants go about any evil. are no spies.

42.12 And he answered them: It is otherwise: you are come said unto them, Nay, but to consider see the unfenced parts nakedness of this land. the land ye are come.

42.13 But And they said: We thy said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Chanaan: Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, the other and one is not living. not.

42.14 He saith, This And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I said: You spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies. spies:

42.15 I Hereby ye shall now presently try what you are: by be proved: By the health life of Pharao, you Pharaoh ye shall not depart go forth hence, until except your youngest brother come. come hither.

42.16 Send one of you to you, and let him fetch him: your brother, and you ye shall be kept in prison, till what you have said that your words may be proved, whether it there be true or false: any truth in you: or else by the health life of Pharao you Pharaoh surely ye are spies.

42.17 So And he put them in prison all together into ward three days.

42.18 And Joseph said unto them the third day he brought them out of prison, and said: Do as I have said, day, This do, and you shall live: live; for I fear God. God:

42.19 If you ye be peaceable true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: and go ye your ways, and ye, carry the corn that you have bought, unto for the famine of your houses. houses:

42.20 And But bring your youngest brother to me, that I may find unto me; so shall your words to be true, verified, and you may ye shall not die. They And they did as he had said. so.

42.21 And they talked said one to another: another, We deserve to suffer these things, because we have sinned against are verily guilty concerning our brother, seeing in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear: hear; therefore is this affliction distress come upon us.

42.22 And Ruben, one of Reuben answered them, said: Did not saying, Spake I say to you: not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the boy; child; and you ye would not hear me? Behold hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.

42.23 And they knew not that Joseph understood, because understood them; for he spoke to spake unto them by an interpreter.

42.24 And he turned himself away a little while, about from them, and wept: wept; and returning, he spoke returned to them.

42.25 And taking them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and binding bound him in before their presence, he eyes.

42.25 Then Joseph commanded his servants to fill their sacks with wheat, corn, and to put restore every man's money again in their sacks, into his sack, and to give them besides provisions provision for the way: and they thus did so. he unto them.

42.26 But And they having loaded laded their asses with the corn went their way. corn, and departed thence.

42.27 And as one of them opening opened his sack, sack to give his beast ass provender in the inn, saw the money he espied his money; for, behold, it was in the his sack's mouth, mouth.

42.28 And he said to unto his brethren: brethren, My money is given me again; behold restored; and, lo, it is even in the sack. And they were astonished, my sack: and troubled, their heart failed them, and said to they were afraid, saying one another: to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?

42.29 And they came to unto Jacob their father in unto the land of Chanaan, Canaan, and they told him all things that had befallen them, saying: befell unto them; saying,

42.30 The man, who is the lord of the land spoke land, spake roughly to us, and took us to be for spies of the country.

42.31 And we answered him: said unto him, We are peaceable men, and true men; we mean are no plot. spies:

42.32 We are be twelve brethren born brethren, sons of one father: our father; one is not living, not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Chanaan. Canaan.

42.33 And he the man, the lord of the country, said to us: unto us, Hereby shall I know that you ye are peaceable men: Leave true men; leave one of your brethren here with me, and take ye necessary provision food for the famine of your houses, households, and go your ways, be gone:

42.34 And bring your youngest brother to me, that unto me: then shall I may know you that ye are not spies: and you may receive this man again, no spies, but that is kept in prison: and afterwards may have leave to buy what ye are true men: so will I deliver you will. your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land.

42.35 When they had told this, And it came to pass as they poured out emptied their corn, and sacks, that, behold, every man found his man's bundle of money tied was in the mouth of his sack: and all being astonished together, when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.

42.36 Their father And Jacob said: You their father said unto them, Me have made me to be without ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not living, not, and Simeon is kept in bonds, not, and Benjamin you ye will take Benjamin away: all these evils things are fallen upon against me.

42.37 And Ruben answered him: Kill Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not again to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will restore bring him to thee. thee again.

42.38 But And he said: said, My son shall not go down with you: you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if any mischief befall him by the way in the land to which you ye go, you will then shall ye bring down my grey gray hairs with sorrow to hell. the grave.

Chapter 43

43.1 In the mean time And the famine was heavy upon all sore in the land.

43.2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up all the corn, corn which they had brought out of Egypt, Jacob their father said to his sons: unto them, Go again, and buy us a little food.

43.3 Juda answered: And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man declared did solemnly protest unto us with the attestation of an oath, saying: You us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, unless you bring except your youngest brother be with you.

43.4 If therefore thou wilt send him our brother with us, we will set out together, go down and will buy necessaries for thee. thee food:

43.5 But if thou wilt not, not send him, we will not go: go down: for the man, as we have often said, declared man said unto us, saying: You Ye shall not see my face without face, except your youngest brother. brother be with you.

43.6 And Israel said said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to them: You have done this for my misery, in that you told him you tell the man whether ye had also another brother. yet a brother?

43.7 But And they answered: said, The man asked us in order concerning straitly of our kindred: if state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father lived: if we had a brother: yet alive? have ye another brother? and we answered told him regularly, according to what he demanded: the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would say: say, Bring hither your brother with you? down?

43.8 And Juda Judah said to unto Israel his father: father, Send the boy lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may set forward, live, and may live: lest not die, both we we, and thou, and also our children perish. little ones.

43.9 I take the boy upon me, require him at will be surety for him; of my hand: unless hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him again, not unto thee, and restore set him to before thee, I will be guilty of sin against thee then let me bear the blame for ever. ever:

43.10 If delay For except we had not been made, lingered, surely now we had been here again the returned this second time.

43.11 Then And their father Israel said to them: unto them, If it must needs be so, so now, do what you will: this; take of the best fruits of in the land in your vessels, and carry down presents to the man, man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and storax, myrrh, turpentine, nuts, and almonds. almonds:

43.12 And take with you double money, money in your hand; and carry back what you found the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, lest perhaps carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was done by mistake. an oversight:

43.13 And take Take also your brother, and arise, go to again unto the man. man:

43.14 And may my almighty God make him favourable to you: and send back with Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, whom he keepeth, and this Benjamin: and as for me Benjamin. If I shall be desolate without children. bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.

43.15 So And the men took the presents, that present, and they took double money, money in their hand and Benjamin: Benjamin; and rose up, and went down into to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.

43.16 And when he had seen them, and Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he commanded said to the steward ruler of his house, saying: Bring in the these men into the house, home, and kill victims, slay, and prepare a feast: because they make ready; for these men shall eat dine with me at noon.

43.17 He And the man did as he was commanded, Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into the Joseph's house.

43.18 And they being much the men were afraid, said there one to another: because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money, which we carried back money that was returned in our sacks at the first time in our sacks, we are we brought in: in; that he may bring seek occasion against us, and fall upon us a false accusation, us, and by violence make slaves of take us for bondmen, and our asses.

43.19 Wherefore, going up And they came near to the steward of the Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door, door of the house,

43.20 They said: Sir, And said, O sir, we desire thee to hear us. We came indeed down once before at the first time to buy food:

43.21 And it came to pass, when we had bought, and were come came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and found our and, behold, every man's money was in the mouths mouth of the sacks: which his sack, our money in full weight: and we have now brought it again in the same weight. our hand.

43.22 And we have brought other money besides, have we brought down in our hands to buy what we want: food: we cannot tell who put it our money in our bags. sacks.

43.23 But And he answered: said, Peace be with to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks. For the money, which you gave me, sacks: I have for good. had your money. And he brought Simeon out to unto them.

43.24 And having the man brought them into the men into Joseph's house, he fetched and gave them water, and they washed their feet, feet; and he gave provender to their asses. asses provender.

43.25 But And they made ready the presents, present against Joseph came at noon: for they had heard that they should eat bread there.

43.26 Then And when Joseph came in to his house, and home, they offered brought him the presents, holding them present which was in their hands; hand into the house, and they bowed down with their face themselves to him to the ground. earth.

43.27 But And he courteously saluting them again, asked them, saying: them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man your father in health, of whom you told me? ye spake? Is he yet living? alive?

43.28 And they answered: answered, Thy servant our father, father is in health; good health, he is yet living. alive. And bowing themselves, they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance to him. obeisance.

43.29 And Joseph lifting he lifted up his eyes, and saw Benjamin, his brother by the same mother, Benjamin, his mother's son, and said: said, Is this your young younger brother, of whom you told ye spake unto me? And he said: said, God be gracious to unto thee, my son.

43.30 And he Joseph made haste, because haste; for his heart was moved bowels did yearn upon his brother, brother: and tears gushed out: he sought where to weep; and going he entered into his chamber, he wept. and wept there.

43.31 And when he had washed his face, coming out again, he and went out, and refrained himself, and said: said, Set bread on the table. bread.

43.32 And when it was they set on, on for Joseph apart, him by himself, and for his brethren apart, them by themselves, and for the Egyptians also that ate Egyptians, which did eat with him apart, (for it is unlawful for him, by themselves: because the Egyptians to might not eat bread with the Hebrews, and they think such a feast profane): Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

43.33 They And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his age. And they wondered very much; youth: and the men marvelled one at another.

43.34 Taking the And he took and sent messes which they received of unto them from before him: and the greater but Benjamin's mess came to Benjamin, so that it exceeded by was five parts. times so much as any of their's. And they drank, and were merry with him.

Chapter 44

44.1 And Joseph he commanded the steward of his house, saying: saying, Fill their the men's sacks with corn, food, as much as they can hold: carry, and put the money of every one man's money in the top of his sack. sack's mouth.

44.2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the younger's sack put my silver cup, youngest, and the price which his corn money. And he gave for did according to the wheat. And it was so done. word that Joseph had spoken.

44.3 And when As soon as the morning arose, they was light, the men were sent away with away, they and their asses.

44.4 And when they were now departed gone out of the city, and had gone forward a little way: not yet far off, Joseph sending for the steward of said unto his house, said: Arise, and pursue steward, Up, follow after the men: men; and when thou hast overtaken dost overtake them, say to them: Why unto them, Wherefore have you returned ye rewarded evil for good?

44.5 The cup which you have stolen, is that Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and in which whereby indeed he is wont to divine: you divineth? ye have done a very evil thing. in so doing.

44.6 He did as he had commanded him. And having overtaken he overtook them, and he spoke to spake unto them the these same words.

44.7 And they answered: Why doth our said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord speak so, as though these words? God forbid that thy servants had committed so heinous a fact? should do according to this thing:

44.8 The Behold, the money, that which we found in the top of our sacks, sacks' mouths, we brought back to again unto thee from out of the land of Chanaan: Canaan: how then should it be that we should steal out of thy lord's house, gold house silver or silver? gold?

44.9 With whomsoever of thy servants shall it be found that which thou seekest, found, both let him die, and we also will be the bondmen of my lord. lord's bondmen.

44.10 And he said to them: Let said, Now also let it be according to unto your sentence: words: he with whomsoever whom it is found shall be found, let him be my servant, servant; and you ye shall be blameless.

44.11 Then they speedily took down their sacks every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man opened his sack.

44.12 Which when And he had searched, beginning and began at the eldest, and ending left at the youngest, he found youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

44.13 Then they rent their garments, clothes, and loading their asses again, laded every man his ass, and returned into to the town. city.

44.14 And Juda at the head of Judah and his brethren went in came to Joseph (for Joseph's house; for he was not yet gone out of the place) there: and they all together fell down before him on the ground.

44.15 And he Joseph said to them: Why would you do so? know you unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? wot ye not that there is no one like me in the science of divining. such a man as I can certainly divine?

44.16 And Juda said to him: Judah said, What shall we answer say unto my lord? or what shall we say, speak? or be able justly to allege? how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are all bondmen to my lord, lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup was is found.

44.17 Joseph answered: And he said, God forbid that I should do so: he that stole but the cup, man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my bondman: servant; and go as for you, get you away free to up in peace unto your father.

44.18 Then Juda coming nearer, said boldly: I beseech thee, Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant servant, I pray thee, speak a word in thy my lord's ears, and be let not angry with thine anger burn against thy servant: for after Pharao thou art. art even as Pharaoh.

44.19 My lord. Thou didst ask thy servants the first time: lord asked his servants, saying, Have you ye a father father, or a brother. brother?

44.20 And we answered thee, said unto my lord: lord, We have a father father, an old man, and a young boy, that was born in child of his old age; whose age, a little one; and his brother by the mother is dead; dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him tenderly. him.

44.21 And thou saidst to unto thy servants: servants, Bring him hither to down unto me, and that I will may set my mine eyes on upon him.

44.22 We suggested to And we said unto my lord: lord, The boy lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave him, he will his father, his father would die.

44.23 And thou saidst to unto thy servants: servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, you ye shall see my face no more.

44.24 Therefore And it came to pass when we were gone came up to unto thy servant our my father, we told him all that the words of my lord had said. lord.

44.25 And our father said: said, Go again, and buy us a little wheat. food.

44.26 And we said to him: said, We cannot go: go down: if our youngest brother go down be with us, we then will set out together: otherwise, without him we dare go down: for we may not see the man's face. face, except our youngest brother be with us.

44.27 Whereunto he answered: You And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bore bare me two. two sons:

44.28 One And the one went out, and you said: A beast devoured him; out from me, and hitherto I said, Surely he appeareth not. is torn in pieces; and I saw him not since:

44.29 If you And if ye take this also, also from me, and any thing mischief befall him in the way, you will him, ye shall bring down my grey gray hairs with sorrow unto hell. to the grave.

44.30 Therefore, if Now therefore when I shall go come to thy servant, our servant my father, and the boy lad be wanting, (whereas not with us; seeing that his life dependeth upon is bound up in the life of him,) lad's life;

44.31 And he It shall see that come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die, die: and thy servants shall bring down his grey the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow unto hell. to the grave.

44.32 Let me be For thy proper servant, who took him into servant became surety for the lad unto my trust, and promised, saying: father, saying, If I bring him not again, unto thee, then I will be guilty of sin against shall bear the blame to my father for ever.

44.33 Therefore I, Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant, will stay servant abide instead of the boy in the service of lad a bondman to my lord, lord; and let the boy lad go up with his brethren.

44.34 For how shall I cannot return go up to my father without father, and the boy, lad be not with me? lest peradventure I be a witness of see the calamity evil that will oppress shall come on my father.

Chapter 45

45.1 Then Joseph could no longer not refrain himself before many all them that stood by: whereupon by him; and he commanded that all should cried, Cause every man to go out, and out from me. And there stood no stranger be present at their knowing one another. man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.

45.2 And he lifted up his voice with weeping, which wept aloud: and the Egyptians, Egyptians and all the house of Pharao Pharaoh heard.

45.3 And he Joseph said to unto his brethren: brethren, I am Joseph: Is Joseph; doth my father yet living? His live? And his brethren could not answer him, being struck with exceeding great fear. him; for they were troubled at his presence.

45.4 And he Joseph said mildly to them: unto his brethren, Come nearer near to me. me, I pray you. And when they were come near him, came near. And he said: said, I am Joseph, Joseph your brother, whom you ye sold into Egypt.

45.5 Be not afraid, and let it Now therefore be not seem to you a hard case grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you ye sold me into these countries: hither: for God sent did send me before you into Egypt for your preservation. to preserve life.

45.6 For it is these two years since hath the famine began to be upon been in the land, land: and yet there are five years more remain, wherein years, in the which there can be shall neither ploughing be earing nor reaping. harvest.

45.7 And God sent me before, that before you may be preserved upon to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and may have food to live. save your lives by a great deliverance.

45.8 Not by your counsel So now it was I not you that sent me hither, but by the will of God: who and he hath made me as it were a father to Pharao, Pharaoh, and lord of all his whole house, and governor in a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

45.9 Make haste, Haste ye, and go ye up to my father, and say to him: unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph: Joseph, God hath made me lord of the whole land of Egypt; all Egypt: come down to unto me, linger not. tarry not:

45.10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Gessen: Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou thou, and thy sons, children, and thy sons' sons, children's children, and thy sheep, flocks, and thy herds, and all things that thou hast. hast:

45.11 And there I will feed thee, (for I nourish thee; for yet there are yet five years of famine remaining) famine; lest both thou perish, thou, and thy house, household, and all things that thou hast. hast, come to poverty.

45.12 Behold, And, behold, your eyes, eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, see that it is my mouth that speaketh to unto you.

45.13 You And ye shall tell my father of all my glory, glory in Egypt, and of all things that you ye have seen in Egypt: make seen; and ye shall haste and bring him to me. down my father hither.

45.14 And falling he fell upon the neck of his brother Benjamin, he embraced him Benjamin's neck, and wept: wept; and Benjamin in like manner wept also on upon his neck.

45.15 And Joseph Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon every one of them: and after which they were emboldened to speak to that his brethren talked with him.

45.16 And it was heard, and the fame thereof was spread abroad heard in the king's court: The Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren of Joseph are come; come: and Pharao with all it pleased Pharaoh well, and his family was glad. servants.

45.17 And he spoke to Joseph that he should give orders to his Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, saying: Load This do ye; lade your beasts, and go into go, get you unto the land of Chanaan, Canaan;

45.18 And bring away from thence take your father and kindred, your households, and come to me; unto me: and I will give you all the good things of the land of Egypt, that you may and ye shall eat the marrow fat of the land.

45.19 Give orders also that they Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of Egypt, Egypt for the carriage of their children your little ones, and their wives; for your wives, and say: Take up bring your father, and make haste to come with all speed: come.

45.20 And leave nothing of Also regard not your household stuff; for the good of all the riches land of Egypt shall be yours. is your's.

45.21 And the sons children of Israel did as they were bid. And so: and Joseph gave them wagons wagons, according to Pharao's commandment: the commandment of Pharaoh, and provisions gave them provision for the way.

45.22 He ordered also to be brought out for every one To all of them two robes: he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, with and five robes changes of the best: raiment.

45.23 Sending And to his father as much money and raiment; adding besides, ten he asses, to carry off all sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the riches good things of Egypt, and as many ten she asses, carrying wheat asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the journey. way.

45.24 So he sent away his brethren, brethren away, and at their departing they departed: and he said to them: Be unto them, See that ye fall not angry in out by the way.

45.25 And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Chanaan, to Canaan unto Jacob their father Jacob. father,

45.26 And they told him, saying: Joseph, thy son, saying, Joseph is living; yet alive, and he is ruler in governor over all the land of Egypt. Which when Jacob heard, And Jacob's heart fainted, for he awaked as it were out of a deep sleep, yet did not believe them. believed them not.

45.27 They, on the other side, And they told him all the whole order words of the thing. And Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons, and all that he wagons which Joseph had sent, his sent to carry him, the spirit revived, of Jacob their father revived:

45.28 And he said: Israel said, It is enough for me if Joseph, enough; Joseph my son, be son is yet living: alive: I will go and see him before I die.

Chapter 46

46.1 And Israel taking took his journey, journey with all that he had, and came to the well of the oath, Beersheba, and killing victims there to offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac, Isaac.

46.2 He heard him, by a vision And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, calling him, and saying to him: said, Jacob, Jacob. And he answered him: Lo, here I am. said, Here am I.

46.3 God said to him: And he said, I am God, the most mighty God of thy father; father: fear not, not to go down into Egypt, Egypt; for I will there make a great nation of thee there. a great nation:

46.4 I will go down with thee thither, into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee back again from thence: up again: and Joseph also shall put his hands hand upon thy thine eyes.

46.5 And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the well sons of the oath: Israel carried Jacob their father, and his sons took him up, with their children little ones, and wives their wives, in the wagons, wagons which Pharao Pharaoh had sent to carry the old man, him.

46.6 And all that he they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Chanaan: Canaan, and he came into Egypt with Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed; seed with him:

46.7 His sons, and grandsons, his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his offspring together. seed brought he with him into Egypt.

46.8 And these are the names of the children of Israel, that entered which came into Egypt, he Jacob and his children. His firstborn Ruben, sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.

46.9 The And the sons of Ruben: Henoch Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hesron Hezron, and Charmi. Carmi.

46.10 The And the sons of Simeon: Jamuel Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin Jamin, and Ahod, Ohad, and Jachin Jachin, and Sohar, Zohar, and Saul, Shaul the son of a woman of Chanaan. Canaanitish woman.

46.11 The And the sons of Levi: Gerson and Caath, Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

46.12 The And the sons of Juda: Her Judah; Er, and Onan, and Sela, Shelah, and Phares Pharez, and Zara. And Her Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Chanaan. Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were born to Phares: Hesron Hezron and Hamul.

46.13 The And the sons of Issachar: Thola Issachar; Tola, and Phua, Phuvah, and Job Job, and Semron. Shimron.

46.14 The And the sons of Zabulon: Sared, Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahelel. Jahleel.

46.15 These are be the sons of Lia, whom Leah, which she bore bare unto Jacob in Mesopotamia of Syria, Padanaram, with Dina, his daughter. All daughter Dinah: all the souls of her his sons and daughters, thirty-three. his daughters were thirty and three.

46.16 The And the sons of Gad: Sephion Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, and Suni and Esebon, Shuni, and Heri Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.

46.17 The And the sons of Aser: Jamne Asher; Jimnah, and Jesua, Ishuah, and Jessuri Isui, and Beria, Beriah, and Sara Serah their sister. The sister: and the sons of Beria: Heber Beriah; Heber, and Melchiel. Malchiel.

46.18 These are the sons of Zelpha, Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Lia, Leah his daughter. And daughter, and these she bore to bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.

46.19 The sons of Rachel, Rachel Jacob's wife: Joseph wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.

46.20 And sons were born to Joseph, unto Joseph in the land of Egypt, whom Aseneth, Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Putiphare, Potipherah priest of Heliopolis, bore him: Manasses and Ephraim. On bare unto him.

46.21 The And the sons of Benjamin: Bela and Bechor, Benjamin were Belah, and Asbel Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman and Echi, and Ross Naaman, Ehi, and Mophim, Rosh, Muppim, and Ophim Huppim, and Ared. Ard.

46.22 These are the sons of Rachel, whom she bore which were born to Jacob: all the souls, souls were fourteen.

46.23 The And the sons of Dan: Husim. Dan; Hushim.

46.24 The And the sons of Nephthali: Jaziel Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jeser Jezer, and Sallem. Shillem.

46.25 These are the sons of Bala, whom Bilhah, which Laban gave to Rachel, unto Rachel his daughter: daughter, and these she bore to bare these unto Jacob: all the souls, souls were seven.

46.26 All the souls that went came with Jacob into Egypt, and that which came out of his thigh, loins, besides his Jacob's sons' wives, sixty-six. all the souls were threescore and six;

46.27 And the sons of Joseph, that which were born to him in the land of Egypt, were two souls. All souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, that entered which came into Egypt, were seventy. threescore and ten.

46.28 And he sent Juda Judah before him to unto Joseph, to tell him; direct his face unto Goshen; and that he should meet him in Gessen. they came into the land of Goshen.

46.29 And when he was come thither, Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father in the same place: father, to Goshen, and seeing him, presented himself unto him; and he fell upon on his neck, and embracing him, wept. wept on his neck a good while.

46.30 And the father Israel said to Joseph: unto Joseph, Now shall I die with joy, becuase let me die, since I have seen thy face, and leave thee because thou art yet alive.

46.31 And Joseph said to unto his brethren, and to all unto his father's house: house, I will go up, and will tell Pharao, shew Pharaoh, and will say to him: unto him, My brethren, and my father's house, that which were in the land of Chanaan, Canaan, are come to me: unto me;

46.32 And the men are shepherds, and for their occupation is trade hath been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all they have, that they have brought with them. have.

46.33 And it shall come to pass, when he Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say: say, What is your occupation?

46.34 You That ye shall answer: We, thy servants, are shepherds, say, Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle from our infancy youth even until now, both we we, and also our fathers. And this you shall say, fathers: that you ye may dwell in the land of Gessen, because Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians have all shepherds in abomination. Egyptians.

Chapter 47

47.1 Then Joseph went in came and told Pharao, saying: Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their sheep flocks, and their herds, and all that they possess, have, are come out of the land of Chanaan: and behold Canaan; and, behold, they stay are in the land of Gessen. Goshen.

47.2 Five men also, the last And he took some of his brethren, he even five men, and presented before the king: them unto Pharaoh.

47.3 And he asked them: Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? They answered: We, thy servants, And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we we, and also our fathers.

47.4 We are come They said morever unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we come; for thy land, because there is servants have no grass pasture for the flocks of thy servants, their flocks; for the famine being very grievous is sore in the land of Chanaan: and Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee to give orders that we thee, let thy servants may be dwell in the land of Gessen. Goshen.

47.5 The king therefore said to Joseph: And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come to thee. unto thee:

47.6 The land of Egypt is before thee: and make them dwell thee; in the best place, of the land make thy father and give them brethren to dwell; in the land of Gessen. And Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest that there are industrious any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.

47.7 After this And Joseph brought in Jacob his father to the king, father, and presented set him before him: Pharaoh: and he Jacob blessed him. Pharaoh.

47.8 And being asked by him: Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How many are the days of the years of thy life? old art thou?

47.9 He answered: And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a an hundred and thirty years, few, years: few and evil, evil have the days of the years of my life been, and they are have not come up to attained unto the days of the pilgrimage years of the life of my fathers. fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

47.10 And blessing the king, he Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out. out from before Pharaoh.

47.11 But And Joseph gave a possession to placed his father and his brethren brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best place of the land, in Ramesses, the land of Rameses, as Pharao Pharaoh had commanded.

47.12 And he Joseph nourished them, his father, and his brethren, and all his father's house, allowing food household, with bread, according to every one. their families.

47.13 For in the whole world And there was want of bread, and a no bread in all the land; for the famine had oppressed was very sore, so that the land, more especially land of Egypt and Chanaan; all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine.

47.14 Out of which he 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, bought: and Joseph brought it in to the king's treasure. money into Pharaoh's house.

47.15 And when money failed in the buyers wanted money, land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all Egypt the Egyptians came to unto Joseph, saying: and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence, having now no money? presence? for the money faileth.

47.16 And he answered them: Bring me Joseph said, Give your cattle, cattle; and for them I will give you food, for your cattle, if you have no money. money fail.

47.17 And when they had brought them, he their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them food bread in exchange for