||And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had
||For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which
God had spoken to him.
||And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him,
||And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.
||And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.
||And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.
||And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children
suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.
||And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that
Isaac was weaned.
||And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.
||Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of
this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.
||And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.
||And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and
because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice;
for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
||And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.
||And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and
gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she
departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
||And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
||And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bow shot:
for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and
lift up her voice, and wept.
||And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of
heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice
of the lad where he is.
||Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great
||And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the
bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
||And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an
||And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the
land of Egypt.
||And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his
host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:
||Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor
with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto
thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.
||And Abraham said, I will swear.
||And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants
had violently taken away.
||And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing; neither didst thou tell me,
neither yet heard I of it, but to day.
||And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a
||And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
||And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set
||And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a
witness unto me, that I have digged this well.
||Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them.
||Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief
captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
||And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD,
the everlasting God.
||And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.
||And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him,
Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
||And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee
into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the
mountains which I will tell thee of.
||And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his
young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose
up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
||Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
||And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad
will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
||And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and
he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
||And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I,
my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt
||And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so
they went both of them together.
||And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar
there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon
||And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
||And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham:
and he said, Here am I.
||And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for
now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son
||And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a
thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt
offering in the stead of his son.
||And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In
the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
||And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
||And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this
thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
||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 which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall
possess the gate of his enemies;
||And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast
obeyed my voice.
||So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to
Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
||And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold,
Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;
||Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
||And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
||And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
||And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash,
||And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the
life of Sarah.
||And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham
came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
||And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,
||I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with
you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
||And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
||Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres
bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest
bury thy dead.
||And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the
children of Heth.
||And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out
of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
||That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his
field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a
buryingplace amongst you.
||And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham
in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city,
||Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it
thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.
||And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
||And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if
thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of
me, and I will bury my dead there.
||And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
||My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is
that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
||And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he
had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current
money with the merchant.
||And the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and
the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the
borders round about, were made sure
||Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that
went in at the gate of his city.
||And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah
before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.
||And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a
possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.
||And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all
||And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he
had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:
||And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth,
that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom
||But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son
||And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me
unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?
||And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.
||The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my
kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I
give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my
son from thence.
||And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from
this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.
||And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him
concerning that matter.
||And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the
goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city
||And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time
of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.
||And he said O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day,
and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.
||Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city
come out to draw water:
||And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I
pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink
also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby
shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.
||And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who
was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher
upon her shoulder.
||And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her:
and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
||And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water
of thy pitcher.
||And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand,
and gave him drink.
||And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels
also, until they have done drinking.
||And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well
to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
||And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his
journey prosperous or not.
||And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden
earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of
||And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's
house for us to lodge in?
||And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare
||She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge
||And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.
||And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute
my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of
my master's brethren.
||And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.
||And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man,
unto the well.
||And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands,
and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me;
that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.
||And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I
have prepared the house, and room for the camels.
||And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and
provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with
||And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have
told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.
||And he said, I am Abraham's servant.
||And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given
him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and
camels, and asses.
||And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him hath
he given all that he hath.
||And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the
daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:
||But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my
||And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.
||And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and
prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's
||Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if
they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.
||And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now
thou do prosper my way which I go:
||Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin
cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy
pitcher to drink;
||And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same
be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's son.
||And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her
pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto
her, Let me drink, I pray thee.
||And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I
will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.
||And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, the daughter of
Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and
the bracelets upon her hands.
||And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my
master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter
unto his son.
||And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me;
that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.
||Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we
cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
||Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's
wife, as the LORD hath spoken.
||And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the
LORD, bowing himself to the earth.
||And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and
gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.
||And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night;
and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.
||And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the
least ten; after that she shall go.
||And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me
away that I may go to my master.
||And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth.
||And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said,
I will go.
||And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his
||And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother
of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
||And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the
man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
||And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country.
||And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his
eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.
||And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
||For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet
us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered
||And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
||And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became
his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.
||Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
||And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
||And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim,
||And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All
these were the children of Keturah.
||And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
||But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent
them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.
||And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred
threescore and fifteen years.
||Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of
years; and was gathered to his people.
||And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of
Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;
||The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and
Sarah his wife.
||And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and
Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.
||Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian,
Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham:
||And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their
generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
||And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
||Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
||These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their
castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
||And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years:
and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.
||And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward
Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.
||And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:
||And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel
the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
||And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was
intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
||And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I
thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
||And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people
shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other
people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
||And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her
||And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name
||And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his
name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
||And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a
plain man, dwelling in tents.
||And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
||And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:
||And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am
faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
||And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
||And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright
do to me?
||And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his
birthright unto Jacob.
||Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose
up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.
||And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of
Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.
||And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land
which I shall tell thee of:
||Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and
unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware
unto Abraham thy father;
||And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy
seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
||Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my
statutes, and my laws.
||And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:
||And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he
feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for
Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.
||And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the
Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah
||And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife; and how
saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for
||And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might
lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.
||And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife
shall surely be put to death.
||Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the
LORD blessed him.
||And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:
||For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants:
and the Philistines envied him.
||For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his
father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.
||And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we.
||And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt
||And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of
Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and
he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
||And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.
||And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours:
and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.
||And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it
||And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and
he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us,
and we shall be fruitful in the land.
||And he went up from thence to Beersheba.
||And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy
father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my
servant Abraham's sake.
||And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his
tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.
||Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol
the chief captain of his army.
||And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me
away from you?
||And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be
now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;
||That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto
thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the
||And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.
||And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them
away, and they departed from him in peace.
||And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning
the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water.
||And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day.
||And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the
Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:
||Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.
||And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could
not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him,
Behold, here am I.
||And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:
||Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to
the field, and take me some venison;
||And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my
soul may bless thee before I die.
||And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt
for venison, and to bring it.
||And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto
Esau thy brother, saying,
||Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the
LORD before my death.
||Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee.
||Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will
make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth:
||And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee
before his death.
||And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am
a smooth man:
||My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I
shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.
||And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go
fetch me them.
||And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury
meat, such as his father loved.
||And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the
house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:
||And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of
||And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of
her son Jacob.
||And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art
thou, my son?
||And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy first born; I have done according as
thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
||And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And
he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me.
||And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son,
whether thou be my very son Esau or not.
||And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is
Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
||And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands:
so he blessed him.
||And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.
||And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may
bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine and he
||And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.
||And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed
him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath
||Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty
of corn and wine:
||Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and
let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed
be he that blesseth thee.
||And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was
yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in
from his hunting.
||And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his
father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.
||And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy
||And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken
venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed
him? yea, and he shall be blessed.
||And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding
bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
||And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.
||And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times:
he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said,
Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?
||And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his
brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him:
and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?
||And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even
me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
||And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the
fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;
||And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to
pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
||And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and
Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay
my brother Jacob.
||And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called
Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth
comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.
||Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;
||And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away;
||Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done
to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you
both in one day?
||And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if
Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of
the land, what good shall my life do me?
||And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou
shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.
||Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a
wife from thence of the daughers of Laban thy mother's brother.
||And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou
mayest be a multitude of people;
||And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou
mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.
||And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the
Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
||When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take
him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou
shalt not take a wife of the daughers of Canaan;
||And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padanaram;
||And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;
||Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the
daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
||And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
||And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was
set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down
in that place to sleep.
||And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to
heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
||And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy
father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to
||And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the
west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed
shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
||And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and
will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that
which I have spoken to thee of.
||And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and
I knew it not.
||And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the
house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
||And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his
pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
||And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz
at the first.
||And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way
that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
||So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:
||And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that
thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
||Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.
||And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of
sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was
upon the well's mouth.
||And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's
mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.
||And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.
||And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.
||And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his
daughter cometh with the sheep.
||And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be
gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.
||And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they
roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.
||And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep; for she kept
||And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother,
and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone
from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.
||And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
||And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son:
and she ran and told her father.
||And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he
ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he
told Laban all these things.
||And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the
space of a month.
||And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve
me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?
||And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the
younger was Rachel.
||Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
||And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger
||And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to
another man: abide with me.
||And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for
the love he had to her.
||And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go
in unto her.
||And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
||And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to
him; and he went in unto her.
||And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.
||And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban,
What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then
hast thou beguiled me?
||And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the
||Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt
serve with me yet seven other years.
||And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife
||And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
||And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served
with him yet seven other years.
||And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.
||And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said,
Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.
||And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the LORD hath heard I was
hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon.
||And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be
joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.
||And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD:
therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.
||And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and
said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.
||And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who
hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?
||And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees,
that I may also have children by her.
||And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.
||And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.
||And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a
son: therefore called she his name Dan.
||And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.
||And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have
prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.
||When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob
||And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.
||And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.
||And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.
||And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she called his
||And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and
brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy
||And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? and
wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie
with thee to night for thy son's mandrakes.
||And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and
said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And
he lay with her that night.
||And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son.
||And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my
husband: and she called his name Issachar.
||And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.
||And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with
me, because I have born him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun.
||And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.
||And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
||And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach:
||And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son.
||And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me
away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.
||Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou
knowest my service which I have done thee.
||And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for
I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.
||And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.
||And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with
||For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a
multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide
for mine own house also?
||And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing:
if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock.
||I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and
spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled
among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.
||So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my
hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and
brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.
||And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.
||And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and all the
she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some white in it, and all
the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.
||And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of
||And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled
white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.
||And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the
watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came
||And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked,
speckled, and spotted.
||And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the
ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by
themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle.
||And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the
rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the
||But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and
the stronger Jacob's.
||And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and
menservants, and camels, and asses.