Genesis – Online Bible

Genesis Chapter 1 – Online Bible

1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

1:2 And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

1:3 And God said, Let there be light. And there was light.

1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good. And God divided the light from the darkness.

1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so.

1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear. And it was so.

1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

1:11 And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit after their kind, with its seed in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, with its seed in itself, after their kind: and God saw that it was good.

1:13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.

1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years:

1:15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth. And it was so.

1:16 And God made the two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made also the stars.

1:17 And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth,

1:18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.

1:19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

1:20 And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

1:21 And God created the great sea-monsters, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind: and God saw that it was good.

1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply upon the earth.

1:23 And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth after their kind. And it was so.

1:25 And God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground after its kind. And God saw that it was good.

1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heaven, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.

1:27 And God created man in his own image; in the image of God he created him.  Male and female he created them.

1:28 And God blessed them: and God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heaven, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.

1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed.  To you it shall be for food:

1:30 and to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the heaven, and to everything that creeps upon the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food.  And it was so.

1:31 And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Genesis Chapter 2 – Online Bible

2:1 And the heaven and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

2:2 And on the seventh day God finished his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it; because in it he had rested from all the work of creating which God had done.

2:4 These are the generations of the heaven and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Yahweh God made earth and heaven.

2:5 And no plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Yahweh God had not caused it to rain upon the earth: and there was not a man to till the ground;

2:6 but there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

2:7 And Yahweh God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

2:8 And Yahweh God planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

2:9 And out of the ground Yahweh God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it was parted, and became four heads.

2:11 The name of the first is Pishon: that is the one which compasses the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

2:12 and the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

2:13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasses the whole land of Cush.

2:14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is the one which goes in front of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

2:15 And Yahweh God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

2:16 And Yahweh God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat:

2:17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.

2:18 And Yahweh God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable to him.

2:19 And out of the ground Yahweh God formed every beast of the field, and every bird of the heaven; and brought them to the man to see what he would call them: and whatsoever the man called every living creature, that was the name of it.

2:20 And the man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the heaven, and to every beast of the field.  But for man there was not found a helper suitable to him.

2:21 And Yahweh God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in the place of it.

2:22 And the rib, which Yahweh God had taken from the man, he made into a woman, and brought her to the man.

2:23 And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

 

Genesis Chapter 3 – Online Bible

3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which Yahweh God had made.  And he said to the woman, Has God really said, You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?

3:2 And the woman said to the serpent, Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat:

3:3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.[1]

3:4 And the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die:

3:5 for God knows that in the day you eat of it, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as God, knowing good and evil.

3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit of it, and did eat; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he did eat.

3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

3:8 And they heard the voice of Yahweh God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden.

3:9 And Yahweh God called to the man, and said to him, Where are you?

3:10 And he said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

3:11 And he said, Who told you that you were naked?  Have you eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you that you should not eat?

3:12 And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, then I did eat.

3:13 And Yahweh God said to the woman, What is this you have done?  And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and then I did eat.

3:14 And Yahweh God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, cursed are you above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life:

3:15 and I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed: he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.

3:16 To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children.  And your desire shall be your husband, and he shall rule over you.[2]

3:17 And to Adam he said, Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, about which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it, cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil shall you eat of it all the days of your life;

3:18 thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to you; and you shall eat the herb of the field;

3:19 by the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to the ground; since out of it you were taken.  For dust you are, and to dust you shall return.

3:20 And the man called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

3:21 And Yahweh God made for Adam and for his wife coats of skins, and clothed them.

3:22 And Yahweh God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever–

3:23 therefore Yahweh God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken.

3:24 So he drove the man out; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden the Cherubim, and the flame of a sword which turned every direction, to guard the way of the tree of life.

Genesis Chapter 4 – Online Bible

4:1 And the man knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain, and said, I have gotten a man with the help of Yahweh.

4:2 And again she bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought an offering to Yahweh of the fruit of the ground.

4:4 And Abel, he also brought one, of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And Yahweh had respect toward Abel and to his offering:

4:5 but toward Cain and to his offering he did not have respect. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

4:6 And Yahweh said to Cain, Why are you angry?  and why is your countenance fallen?

4:7 If you do well, shall it not be lifted up?  and if you do not do well, sin crouches at the door: and its desire is you, but you must rule over it.[3]

4:8 And Cain told Abel his brother. And it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

4:9 And Yahweh said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother?  And he said, I know not: am I my brother’s keeper?

4:10 And he said, What have you done?  the voice of your brother’s blood cries to me from the ground.

4:11 And now cursed are you from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand;

4:12 when you till the ground, it shall not henceforth yield to you its strength; a fugitive and a wanderer shall you be in the earth.

4:13 And Cain said to Yahweh, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

4:14 Behold, you have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; and from your face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth; and it will come to pass, that whosoever finds me will slay me.

4:15 And Yahweh said to him, Therefore whosoever slays Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And Yahweh appointed a sign for Cain, lest anyone finding him should attack him.

4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of Yahweh, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bore Enoch: and he built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

4:18 And to Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methushael; and Methushael begat Lamech.

4:19 And Lamech took to himself two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

4:20 And Adah bore Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle.

4:21 And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and pipe.

4:22 And Zillah, she also bore Tubal-cain, the forger of every cutting instrument of brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.

4:23 And Lamech said to his wives: Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; You wives of Lamech, hearken to my speech: For I have slain a man for wounding me, and a young man for bruising me:

4:24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Truly Lamech seventy-seven fold.

4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bore a son, and called his name Seth. For, said she, God has appointed me another seed instead of Abel; for Cain slew him.

4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then began men to call upon the name of Yahweh.

Genesis Chapter 5 – Online Bible

5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

5:2 male and female created he them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

5:3 And Adam lived 130 years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

5:4 and the days of Adam after he begat Seth were 800 years: and he begat sons and daughters.

5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were 930 years: and he died.

5:6 And Seth lived 105 years, and begat Enosh:

5:7 and Seth lived after he begat Enosh 807 years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:8 and all the days of Seth were 912 years: and he died.

5:9 And Enosh lived 90 years, and begat Kenan.

5:10 and Enosh lived after he begat Kenan 815 years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:11 and all the days of Enosh were 905 years: and he died.

5:12 And Kenan lived 70 years, and begat Mahalalel:

5:13 and Kenan lived after he begat Mahalalel 840 years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:14 and all the days of Kenan were 910 years: and he died.

5:15 And Mahalalel lived 65 years, and begat Jared:

5:16 And Mahalalel lived after he begat Jared 830 years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:17 and all the days of Mahalalel were 895 years: and he died.

5:18 And Jared lived 162 years, and begat Enoch:

5:19 and Jared lived after he begat Enoch 800 years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:20 And all the days of Jared were 962 years: and he died.

5:21 And Enoch lived 65 years, and begat Methuselah:

5:22 and Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah 300 years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:23 and all the days of Enoch were 365 years:

5:24 and Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

5:25 And Methuselah lived 187 years, and begat Lamech:

5:26 and Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech 782 years, and begat sons and daughters.

5:27 And all the days of Methuselah were 969 years: and he died.

5:28 And Lamech lived 182 years, and begat a son:

5:29 and he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us in our work and in the toil of our hands, toil because of the ground which Yahweh has cursed.

5:30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah 595 years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:31 And all the days of Lamech were 777 years: and he died.

5:32 And Noah was 500 years old: And Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

 

Genesis Chapter 6 – Online Bible

6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them,

6:2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took themselves wives of all that they chose.

6:3 And Yahweh said, My spirit shall not strive with man for ever, for that he also is flesh: yet shall his days be a hundred and twenty years.

6:4 The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them: the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.

6:5 And Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

6:6 And Yahweh regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.

6:7 And Yahweh said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the ground; both man, and beast, and creeping things, and birds of the heavens; for I am sorry that I have made them.

6:8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of Yahweh.

6:9 These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, and perfect in his generations: Noah walked with God.

6:10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

6:11 And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

6:12 And God saw the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.

6:13 And God said to Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

6:14 Make you an ark of gopher wood; rooms shall you make in the ark, and shall pitch it within and without with pitch.

6:15 And this is how you shall make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

6:16 A light shall you make to the ark, and to a cubit shall you finish it upward; and the door of the ark shall you set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shall you make it.

6:17 And I, behold, I am bringing the flood of waters upon this earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is in the earth shall die.

6:18 But I will establish my covenant with you; and you shall come into the ark, you, and your sons, and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.

6:19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shall you bring into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.

6:20 Of the birds after their kind, and of the cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every sort shall come to you, to keep them alive.

6:21 And take to yourselves of all food that is eaten, and gather it to you; and it shall be for food for you, and for them.

6:22 Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

 

Genesis Chapter 7 – Online Bible

7:1 And Yahweh said to Noah, Come you and all your house into the ark; for you have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

7:2 Of every clean beast you shall take to you seven and seven, the male and his female; and of the beasts that are not clean, two, the male and his female:

7:3 of the birds also of the heavens, seven and seven, male and female, to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living thing that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the ground.

7:5 And Noah did according to all that Yahweh commanded him.

7:6 And Noah was 600 years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

7:7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

7:8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of birds, and of everything that creeps upon the ground,

7:9 there went in two and two to Noah into the ark, male and female, as God commanded Noah.

7:10 And it came to pass after the seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.

7:11 In the 600th year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

7:12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

7:13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;

7:14 they, and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, every bird of every sort.

7:15 And they went in to Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh in which the breath of life is.

7:16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God commanded him: and Yahweh shut him in.

7:17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth.

7:18 And the waters prevailed, and increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

7:19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high mountains that were under the whole heaven were covered.

7:20 Fifteen cubits above did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

7:21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both birds, and cattle, and beasts, and every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth, and every man:

7:22 all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, of all that was on the dry land, died.

7:23 And every living thing was destroyed that was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and creeping things, and birds of the heavens; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah alone was left, plus those who were with him in the ark.

7:24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.

 

Genesis Chapter 8 – Online Bible

8:1 And God remembered Noah, and all the beasts, and all the cattle that were with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided;

8:2 the fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

8:3 and the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of a hundred and fifty days the waters decreased.

8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

8:5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

8:6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:

8:7 and he sent forth a raven, and it went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

8:8 And he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

8:9 but the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned to him to the ark; for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: and he put forth his hand, and took her, and brought her in to him into the ark.

8:10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;

8:11 and the dove came in to him at eventide; and, lo, in her mouth an olive-leaf plucked off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

8:12 And he stayed yet other seven days, and sent forth the dove; and she returned not again to him any more.

8:13 And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dried.

8:14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dry.

8:15 And God spoke to Noah, saying,

8:16 Go forth from the ark, you, and your wife, and your sons, and your sons’ wives with you.

8:17 Bring forth with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh, both birds, and cattle, and every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

8:18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him:

8:19 every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, whatsoever moves upon the earth, after their families, went forth out of the ark.

8:20 And Noah built an altar to Yahweh, and took of every clean beast, and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

8:21 And Yahweh smelled the sweet savor; and Yahweh said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake, for that the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again destroy any more everything living, as I have done.

8:22 While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

 

Genesis Chapter 9 – Online Bible

9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

9:2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every bird of the heavens; With all with which the ground teems, and all the fishes of the sea, into your hand are they delivered.

9:3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; Just as the green herb, have I now given you all things.

9:4 But flesh with the life of it, which is the blood of it, ye shall not eat.

9:5 And surely your blood, the blood of your lives, will I require; At the hand of every beast will I require it. And at the hand of man, even at the hand of every man’s brother, will I require the life of man.

9:6 Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: For in the image of God made he man.

9:7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; Bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

9:8 And God spoke to Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

9:9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

9:10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you.  Of all that go out of the ark, even every beast of the earth.

9:11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of the flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

9:12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:

9:13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

9:14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud,

9:15 and I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

9:16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

9:17 And God said to Noah, This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

9:18 And the sons of Noah that went forth from the ark were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.

9:19 These three were the sons of Noah: and from these was the whole earth overspread.

9:20 And Noah began to be a husbandman, and planted a vineyard:

9:21 and he drank of the wine, and was drunk. And he was uncovered within his tent.

9:22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.

9:23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father. And their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.

9:24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done to him.

9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants shall he be to his brethren.

9:26 And he said, Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Shem; And let Canaan be his servant.

9:27 God enlarge Japheth, and let him dwell in the tents of Shem; And let Canaan be his servant.

9:28 And Noah lived after the flood 350 years.

9:29 And all the days of Noah were 950 years: And he died.

 

Genesis Chapter 10 – Online Bible

10:1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, namely, of Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and to them were sons born after the flood.

10:2 The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

10:3 And the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

10:4 And the sons of Javan: Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

10:5 From these were the island and coastal peoples divided in their lands, every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

10:6 And the sons of Ham: Cush, and Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan.

10:7 And the sons of Cush: Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah: Sheba, and Dedan.

10:8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

10:9 He was a mighty hunter before Yahweh: therefore it is said, Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before Yahweh.

10:10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

10:11 Out of that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh, and Rehoboth-ir, and Calah,

10:12 and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (the same is the great city).

10:13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

10:14 and Pathrusim, and Casluhim, and Caphtorim (from which come the Philistines).

10:15 And Canaan begat Sidon his first-born, and Heth,

10:16 and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,

10:17 and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

10:18 and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanite spread abroad.

10:19 And the border of the Canaanite was from Sidon, as you go toward Gerar, up to Gaza; as you go toward Sodom and Gomorrah and Admah and Zeboiim, up to Lasha.

10:20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, in their nations.

10:21 And to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, to him also were children born.

10:22 The sons of Shem: Elam, and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and Lud, and Aram.

10:23 And the sons of Aram: Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

10:24 And Arpachshad begat Shelah; and Shelah begat Eber.

10:25 And to Eber were born two sons: The name of the one was Peleg. For in his days was the earth divided. And his brother’s name was Joktan.

10:26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

10:27 and Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,

10:28 and Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

10:29 and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

10:30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as you go toward Sephar, the mountain of the east.

10:31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

10:32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and from these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

 

Genesis Chapter 11 – Online Bible

11:1 And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

11:2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

11:3 And they said one to another, Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

11:4 And they said, Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach to heaven, and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

11:5 And Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men had built.

11:6 And Yahweh said, Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do: and now nothing will be withheld from them, which they purpose to do.

11:7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

11:8 So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there upon the face of all the earth: and they left off building the city.

11:9 Therefore was the name of it called Babel; because Yahweh did there confound the language of all the earth: and from there did Yahweh scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

11:10 These are the generations of Shem. Shem was 100 years old, and begat Arpachshad two years after the flood.

11:11 and Shem lived 500 years after he begat Arpachshad, and begat sons and daughters.

11:12 And Arpachshad lived 35 years, and begat Shelah.

11:13 and Arpachshad lived after he begat Shelah 403 years, and begat sons and daughters.

11:14 And Shelah lived 30 years, and begat Eber:

11:15 and Shelah lived after he begat Eber 403 years, and begat sons and daughters.

11:16 And Eber lived 34 years, and begat Peleg:

11:17 and Eber lived after he begat Peleg 430 years, and begat sons and daughters.

11:18 And Peleg lived 30 years, and begat Reu:

11:19 and Peleg lived after he begat Reu 209 years, and begat sons and daughters.

11:20 And Reu lived 32 years, and begat Serug:

11:21 and Reu lived after he begat Serug 207 years, and begat sons and daughters.

11:22 And Serug lived 30 years, and begat Nahor:

11:23 and Serug lived after he begat Nahor 200 years, and begat sons and daughters.

11:24 And Nahor lived 29 years, and begat Terah:

11:25 and Nahor lived after he begat Terah a 119 years, and begat sons and daughters.

11:26 And Terah lived 70 years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

11:27 Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. And Haran begat Lot.

11:28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

11:29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

11:30 And Sarai was barren; She had no child.

11:31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran, and dwelt there.

11:32 And the days of Terah were 205 years: and Terah died in Haran.

 

Genesis Chapter 12 – Online Bible

12:1 Now Yahweh said to Abram, Get out from your country, and from your kindred, and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you:

12:2 and I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; such that you will be a blessing;

12:3 and I will bless them that bless you, and him that curses you will I curse: and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

12:4 So Abram went, as Yahweh had spoken to him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was 75 years old when he departed out of Haran.

12:5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

12:6 And Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

12:7 And Yahweh appeared to Abram, and said, To your seed I will give this land. And there built he an altar to Yahweh, who appeared to him.

12:8 And he removed from there to the mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Ai on the east: and there he built an altar to Yahweh, and called upon the name of Yahweh.

12:9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the South.

12:10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was severe in the land.

12:11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that you are a fair woman to look upon:

12:12 and it will come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see you, that they will say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save you alive.

12:13 Say, I pray you, you are my sister; that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you.

12:14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

12:15 And the princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.

12:16 And he treated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and she-asses, and camels.

12:17 And Yahweh plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.

12:18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that you have done to me?  why did you not tell me that she was your wife?

12:19 why did you say, She is my sister, so that I took her to be my wife?  now therefore behold your wife, take her, and go your way.

12:20 And Pharaoh gave men charge concerning him: and they brought him on the way, and his wife, and all that he had.

 

Genesis Chapter 13 – Online Bible

13:1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South.

13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

13:3 And he went on his journeys from the South as far as Beth-el, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Ai,

13:4 to the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of Yahweh.

13:5 And Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

13:6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

13:7 And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdsmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelt then in the land.

13:8 And Abram said to Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray you, between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren.

13:9 Is not the whole land before you?  separate yourself, I pray you, from me. If you will take the left hand, then I will go to the right. Or if you take the right hand, then I will go to the left.

13:10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the Plain of the Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before Yahweh destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the garden of Yahweh, like the land of Egypt, as you go unto Zoar.

13:11 So Lot chose him all the Plain of the Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

13:12 Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the Plain, and moved his tent as far as Sodom.

13:13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners against Yahweh exceedingly.

13:14 And Yahweh said to Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now your eyes, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward:

13:15 for all the land which you see, to you will I give it, and to your seed for ever.

13:16 And I will make your seed as the dust of the earth: So that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then may your seed also be numbered.

13:17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for unto you will I give it.

13:18 And Abram moved his tent, and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and built there an altar unto Yahweh.

 

Genesis Chapter 14 – Online Bible

14:1 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim,

14:2 that they made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar).

14:3 All these joined together in the valley of Siddim (the same is the Salt Sea).

14:4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

14:5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and defeated the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim,

14:6 and the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the wilderness.

14:7 And they returned, and came to En-mishpat (the same is Kadesh), and defeated all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazazon-tamar.

14:8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar); and they set the battle in array against them in the valley of Siddim;

14:9 against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings against the five.

14:10 Now the valley of Siddim was full of slime pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and they fell there, and they that remained fled to the mountain.

14:11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.

14:12 And they took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.

14:13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew: now he dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner; and these were confederate with Abram.

14:14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, 318, and pursued as far as Dan.

14:15 And he divided himself against them by night, he and his servants, and defeated them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.

14:16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought back his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

14:17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him, after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh (the same is the King’s Valley).

14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was priest of God Most High.

14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth:

14:20 and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him a tenth of all.

14:21 And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to yourself.

14:22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand unto Yahweh, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,

14:23 that I will not take a thread nor a shoe-latchet nor anything that is yours, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich:

14:24 save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men that went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre. Let them take their portion.

 

Genesis Chapter 15 – Online Bible

15:1 After these things the word of Yahweh came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am your shield, and your exceedingly great reward.

15:2 And Abram said, O Lord Yahweh, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and he that shall be possessor of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?

15:3 And Abram said, Behold, to me you have given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

15:4 And, behold, the word of Yahweh came unto him, saying, This man shall not be your heir; But he that shall come forth out of your own bowels shall be your heir.

15:5 And He brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and number the stars, if you be able to number them: and He said to him, So shall your seed be.

15:6 And he believed in Yahweh; and He reckoned it to him for righteousness.

15:7 And He said to him, I am Yahweh that brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give you this land to inherit it.

15:8 And he said, O Lord Yahweh, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?

15:9 And He said to him, Take me a heifer three years old, and a she-goat three years old, and a ram three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.

15:10 And he took him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each half over against the other: but the birds divided he not.

15:11 And the birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

15:12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

15:13 And He said to Abram, Know of a surety that your seed shall be sojourners in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;

15:14 and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

15:15 But you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age.

15:16 And in the fourth generation they shall come here again; for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full.

15:17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold, a smoking furnace, and a flaming torch that passed between these pieces.

15:18 In that day Yahweh made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto your seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

15:19 the Kenite, and the Kenizzite, and the Kadmonite,

15:20 and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Rephaim,

15:21 and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Girgashite, and the Jebusite.

 

Genesis Chapter 16 – Online Bible

16:1 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, bore him no children: and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

16:2 And Sarai said to Abram, Behold now, Yahweh has restrained me from bearing. Go in, I pray you, unto my handmaid; it may be that I shall obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

16:3 And Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her handmaid, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to Abram her husband to be his wife.

16:4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

16:5 And Sarai said to Abram, My wrong be upon you: I gave my handmaid into your bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: Yahweh judge between me and you.

16:6 But Abram said to Sarai, Behold, your maid is in your hand; do to her that which is good in your eyes. And Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her face.

16:7 And the angel of Yahweh found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.

16:8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s handmaid, where did you come from?  and where are you going?  And she said, I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai.

16:9 And the angel of Yahweh said to her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands.

16:10 And the angel of Yahweh said to her, I will greatly multiply your seed, such that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

16:11 And the angel of Yahweh said to her, Behold, you are with child, and shall bear a son; and you shall call his name Ishmael, because Yahweh has heard your affliction.

16:12 And he shall be as a wild donkey among men; his hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell over against all his brethren.

16:13 And so she gave a name to Yahweh who had spoken to her: “You are a God that sees.”  For she said, Surely here I have looked upon the back of him who sees me.

16:14 For which reason the well was called Beer-lahai-roi. Behold, it remains, between Kadesh and Bered.

16:15 And Hagar bore Abram a son: and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.

16:16 And Abram was 86 years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.

 

Genesis Chapter 17 – Online Bible

17:1 And when Abram was 99 years old, Yahweh appeared to Abram, and said to him, I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be perfect.

17:2 And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.

17:3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

17:4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations.

17:5 Neither shall your name any more be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for the father of a multitude of nations I have made you.

17:6 And I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations from you, and kings shall come out of you.

17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto you and to your seed after you.

17:8 And I will give to you, and to your seed after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

17:9 And God said to Abraham, and as for you, you shall keep my covenant, you, and your seed after you throughout their generations.

17:10 This is my covenant, which you and they shall keep, between me and you and your seed who are after you: every male among you shall be circumcised.

17:11 And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins; and it shall be a token of a covenant between me and you.

17:12 And he who is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every male throughout your generations, he who is born in the house, or purchased with money from any foreigner who is not of your seed.

17:13 Both he who is born in your house and he who is purchased with your money, must surely be circumcised. And thus my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

17:14 And the uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant.

17:15 And God said to Abraham, as for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

17:16 And I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son from her: yes, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be from her.

17:17 Then Abraham fell on his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to him who is 100 years old?  and shall Sarah, who is 90 years old, bear?

17:18 And Abraham said to God, Oh that Ishmael might live before you!

17:19 And God said, No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son; and you shall call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his seed after him.

17:20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. Twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

17:21 But with Isaac will I establish my covenant, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time in the next year.

17:22 Then God left off talking with him, and he went up from Abraham.

17:23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all who were born in his house, and all who were purchased with his money– every male among the men of Abraham’s house– and he circumcised the flesh of their foreskins that very same day, as God had said to him.

17:24 And Abraham was 99 years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

17:25 And Ishmael his son was 13 years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

17:26 During that same day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.

17:27 And all the men of his house, those born in the house, and those bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised along with him.

 

Genesis Chapter 18 – Online Bible

18:1 And Yahweh appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;

18:2 and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood over against him. And when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth,

18:3 and said, My lord, if now I have found favor in your sight, pass not away, I pray you, from your servant:

18:4 let now a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

18:5 and I will get a morsel of bread, and you strengthen your hearts. And after that you shall pass on: forasmuch as ye are come to your servant. And they said, So do, as you have said.

18:6 And Abraham hurried in to the tent toward Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes.

18:7 And Abraham ran to the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it to the servant; and he made haste to dress it.

18:8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them. And he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

18:9 And they said to him, Where is Sarah your wife?  And he said, Behold, in the tent.

18:10 And he said, I will certainly return to you when the season comes around; and, lo, Sarah your wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him.

18:11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age, and it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

18:12 And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, after I am grown old shall I have this pleasure, with my master being old as well?

18:13 And Yahweh said to Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I really bear a child, who am old?

18:14 Is anything too hard for Yahweh?  At the set time I will return to you, when the season comes around, and Sarah shall have a son.

18:15 Then Sarah denied it, saying, I did not laugh. For she was afraid. And he said, On the contrary, you did laugh.

18:16 And the men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom. And Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

18:17 And Yahweh said, Shall I hide from Abraham that which I am doing;

18:18 seeing that Abraham had surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

18:19 For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of Yahweh, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that Yahweh may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him.

18:20 And Yahweh said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

18:21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which has come to me; and if not, I will know.

18:22 And the men turned from there, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before Yahweh.

18:23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Will you consume the righteous with the wicked?

18:24 Suppose there are fifty righteous persons within the city. Will you consume, and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous that are in there?

18:25 That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked, such that the righteous should be as the wicked; that be far from you: shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

18:26 And Yahweh said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake.

18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes:

18:28 suppose there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: will you destroy all the city for lack of five?  And he said, I will not destroy it, if I find there forty and five.

18:29 And he spoke to him yet again, and said, Suppose there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for the forty’s sake.

18:30 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: suppose there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

18:31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak to the Lord: suppose there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for the twenty’s sake.

18:32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: suppose ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for the ten’s sake.

18:33 And Yahweh went his way, as soon as he had left off communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

 

Chapter 19

19:1 And the two angels came to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face to the earth;

19:2 and he said, Behold now, my lords, turn aside, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your way. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

19:3 And he urged them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

19:4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, that is the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter;

19:5 and they called to Lot, and said to him, Where are the men that came in to you this night?  bring them out to us, that we may have sex with them.

19:6 And Lot went out to them to the door, and shut the door behind him.

19:7 And he said, I pray you, my brothers, do not so wickedly.

19:8 Behold now, I have two daughters that have not had sex with a man; let me, I pray you, bring them out to you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing, forasmuch as they are come under the shelter of my roof.

19:9 And they said, Stand back. And they said, This one fellow came to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge. Now we will deal with you worse than with them. And they pressed hard upon the man, even Lot, and drew near to break the door.

19:10 But the men put forth their hand, and brought Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.

19:11 And they struck the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

19:12 And the men said to Lot, Have you here any besides you?  son-in-law, and your sons, and your daughters, and whomsoever you have in the city, bring them out of the place:

19:13 for we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is become great before Yahweh: and Yahweh has sent us to destroy it.

19:14 And Lot went out, and spoke to his sons-in-law, who married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for Yahweh will destroy the city. But he seemed unto his sons-in-law as one that mocked.

19:15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hurried Lot, saying, arise, take your wife, and your two daughters that are here, lest you be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

19:16 But he lingered; and the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters, Yahweh being merciful unto him; and they brought him forth, and set him outside the city.

19:17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for your life; look not behind you, neither stay you in all the Plain; escape to the mountain, lest you be consumed.

19:18 And Lot said to them, Oh, not so, my lord:

19:19 behold now, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your lovingkindness, which you have shown to me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest evil overtake me, and I die:

19:20 behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one. Oh let me escape there (is it not a little one?), and my soul shall live.

19:21 And he said to him, See, I have accepted you concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow the city of which you have spoken.

19:22 Make haste, escape there; for I cannot do anything till you be arrived there. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

19:23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot came unto Zoar.

19:24 Then Yahweh rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Yahweh out of heaven;

19:25 and he overthrew those cities, and all the Plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

19:26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

19:27 And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he had stood before Yahweh:

19:28 and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the Plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the land went up as the smoke of a furnace.

19:29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the Plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in which Lot dwelt.

19:30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

19:31 And the first-born said to the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

19:32 come, let us make our father drink wine, and 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 first-born went in, and lay with her father; and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

19:34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the first-born said to the younger, Behold, I lay last night with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and you go in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

19:35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

19:36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

19:37 And the first-born bore a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

19:38 And the younger, she also bore a son, and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

 

Chapter 20

20:1 And Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the South, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur. And he sojourned in Gerar.

20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, Behold, you are but a dead man, because of the woman whom you have taken. For she is a man’s wife.

20:4 Now Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, Lord, will you slay even a righteous nation?

20:5 Said he not himself to me, She is my sister?  And she, even she herself said, He is my brother. In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands have I done this.

20:6 And God said to him in the dream, Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also withheld you from sinning against me. Therefore I did not allow you not to touch her.

20:7 Now therefore restore the man’s wife. For he is a prophet, and he shall pray for you, and you shall live. And if you restore her not, know that you shall surely die, you, and all that are yours.

20:8 And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ear. And the men were sore afraid.

20:9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, What have you done to us?  And wherein have I sinned against you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin?  You have done deeds to me that ought not to be done.

20:10 And Abimelech said to Abraham, What saw you, that you have done this thing?

20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place. And they will slay me for my wife’s sake.

20:12 And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife:

20:13 and it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father’s house, that I said to her, This is your kindness which you shall show to me. At every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.

20:14 And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and men-servants and women-servants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.

20:15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before you. Dwell where it pleases you.

20:16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver. Behold, it is for you a covering of the eyes to all that are with you. And in respect of all you are righted.

20:17 And Abraham prayed unto God. And God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants. And they bore children.

20:18 For Yahweh had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham’s wife.

 

Chapter 21

21:1 And Yahweh visited Sarah as he had said, and Yahweh did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

21:2 And Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

21:3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

21:4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.

21:5 And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

21:6 And Sarah said, God has caused me to laugh. Every one that hears will laugh with me.

21:7 And she said, Who would have said to Abraham, that Sarah would give children suck?  For I have borne him a son in his old age.

21:8 And the child grew, and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

21:9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne unto Abraham, mocking.

21:10 Wherefore she said to Abraham, Cast out this handmaid and her son. For the son of this handmaid shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

21:11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight on account of his son.

21:12 And God said to Abraham, Let it not be grievous in your sight because of the lad, and because of your handmaid. In all that Sarah says unto you, hearken unto her voice. For in Isaac shall your seed be called.

21:13 And also from the son of the handmaid will I make a nation, because he is your seed.

21:14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread and a bottle of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and gave her the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

21:15 And the water in the bottle was spent, and she placed the child under one of the shrubs.

21:16 And she went, and sat herself down over opposite him a good way off, about a bowshot. For she said, Let me not look upon the death of the child. And she sat over opposite him, and lifted up her voice, and wept.

21:17 And God heard the voice of the lad. And the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said to her, What ails you, Hagar?  Fear not. For God has heard the voice of the lad where he is.

21:18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in your hand. For I will make him a great nation.

21:19 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 a drink.

21:20 And God was with the lad, and he grew. And he dwelt in the wilderness, and became, as he grew up, an archer.

21:21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran. And his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

21:22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his host spoke to Abraham, saying, God is with you in all that you do.

21:23 Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son’s son. But according to the kindness that I have done to you, you shall do to me, and to the land wherein you have sojourned.

21:24 And Abraham said, I will swear.

21:25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of the well of water, which Abimelech’s servants had violently taken away.

21:26 And Abimelech said, I know not who has done this thing. Neither did you tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but today.

21:27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech. And they two made a covenant.

21:28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

21:29 And Abimelech said to Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves?

21:30 And he said, These seven ewe lambs shall you take of my hand, that it may be a witness to me, that I have dug this well.

21:31 Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba. Because there they swore both of them.

21:32 So they made a covenant at Beer-sheba. And Abimelech rose up, and Phicol the captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

21:33 And Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of Yahweh, the Everlasting God.

21:34 And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines many days.

 

Chapter 22

22:1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did test Abraham, and said to him, Abraham. And he said, Here am I.

22:2 And he said, Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, even Isaac, and get you into the land of Moriah. And offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell you of.

22:3 And Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son. And he split the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went to the place of which God had told him.

22:4 On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

22:5 And Abraham said to his young men, Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go yonder; and we will worship, and come back to you.

22:6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. And they went both of them together.

22:7 And Isaac spoke to 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 offering?

22:8 And Abraham said, God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son. So they went both of them together.

22:9 And they came to the place which God had told him of. And Abraham built the altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, upon the wood.

22:10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

22:11 And the angel of Yahweh called to him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. And he said, Here I am.

22:12 And he said, Lay not your hand upon the lad, neither do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.

22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the 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.

22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Yahweh-jireh. As it is said to this day, In the mount of Yahweh it shall be provided.

22:15 And the angel of Yahweh called to Abraham a second time out of heaven,

22:16 and said, By myself have I sworn, says Yahweh, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son,

22:17 that in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is upon the seashore. And your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies.

22:18 And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. Because you have obeyed my voice.

22:19 So Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba. And Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

22:20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she also has borne children to your brother Nahor.

22:21 Uz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram.

22:22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

22:23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah. These eight did Milcah bear to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.

22:24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she also bore Tebah, and Gaham, and Tahash, and Maacah.

 

Chapter 23

23:1 And the life of Sarah was 127 years. These were the years of the life of Sarah.

23:2 And Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (the same is Hebron), in the land of Canaan. And Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

23:3 And Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spoke to the children of Heth, saying,

23:4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you. Give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

23:5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,

23:6 Hear us, my lord. You are a prince of God among us. In the choice of our graveyards bury your dead. None of us shall withhold from you his graveyard, so that you may bury your dead.

23:7 And Abraham rose up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.

23:8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,

23:9 that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he has, which is in the end of his field. For the full price let him give it to me in the midst of you for a possession of a burying-place.

23:10 Now Ephron was sitting in the midst of 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, saying,

23:11 No, my lord, hear me. The field I give you, and the cave that is in it, I give it to you. In the presence of the children of my people give I it to you. Bury your dead.

23:12 And Abraham bowed himself down before the people of the land.

23:13 And he spoke to Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if you will, I pray you, hear me. I will give the price of the field. Take it from me, and I will bury my dead there.

23:14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,

23:15 My lord, listen to me. A piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between me and you?  Bury therefore your dead.

23:16 And Abraham listened to Ephron. And Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the audience of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.

23:17 So the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was in it, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the border of it round about, were made sure

23:18 unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

23:19 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.

23:20 And the field, and the cave that is in it, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying-place by the children of Heth.

 

Chapter 24

24:1 And Abraham was old, and well advanced in age. And Yahweh had blessed Abraham in all things.

24:2 And Abraham said to his servant, the elder of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh.

24:3 And I will make you swear by Yahweh, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell.

24:4 But you shall go to my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.

24:5 And the servant said to him, Suppose the woman will not be willing to follow me to this land. Must I then take your son back to the land from where you came?

24:6 And Abraham said to him, See to it that you take not my son there again.

24:7 Yahweh, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my nativity, and who spoke to me, and who swore to me, saying, Unto your seed will I give this land, He will send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there.

24:8 And if the woman be not willing to follow you, then you shall be clear from this my oath. Only you shall not take my son there again.

24:9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.

24:10 And the servant took ten camels, of the camels of his master, and departed, having all kinds of good things of his master’s in his hand. And he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.

24:11 And he made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water.

24:12 And he said, O Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, send me, I pray you, good speed this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

24:13 Behold, I am standing by the spring of water. And the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water.

24:14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down your pitcher, I pray you, that I may drink, and she shall say, Drink, and I will give your camels a drink also, let the same be she that you have appointed for your servant Isaac. And thereby shall I know that you have shown kindness to my master.

24:15 And it came to pass, before he had finished speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, (who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother) with her pitcher upon her shoulder.

24:16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her. And she went down to the spring, and filled her pitcher, and came up.

24:17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Give me to drink, I pray you, a little water from your pitcher.

24:18 And she said, Drink, my lord. And she hurried, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him a drink.

24:19 And when she had done giving him a drink, she said, I will draw for your camels also, until they have finished drinking.

24:20 And she hurried, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran back to the well to draw, and drew for all his camels.

24:21 And the man looked steadfastly upon her, holding his peace, to know whether Yahweh had made his journey prosperous or not.

24:22 And it came to pass, as the camels had finished drinking, that the man took a golden ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands, of ten shekels weight of gold,

24:23 and said, Whose daughter are you?  Tell me, I pray you. Is there room in your father’s house for us to lodge in?

24:24 And she said to him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor.

24:25 She said moreover to him, We have both straw and fodder enough, and room to lodge in.

24:26 And the man bowed his head, and worshipped Yahweh.

24:27 And he said, Blessed be Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his lovingkindness and his truth toward my master. As for me, Yahweh has led me in the way to the house of my master’s brethren.

24:28 And the damsel ran, and told her mother’s house according to these words.

24:29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out to the man, to the spring.

24:30 And it came to pass, when he saw the ring, and the bracelets upon his sister’s hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, “Thus spoke the man to me,” that he came to the man. And, behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring.

24:31 And he said, Come in, you blessed of Yahweh. Why are you standing outside?  For I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

24:32 And the man came into the house, and he ungirded the camels. And he provided straw and fodder for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men that were with him.

24:33 And there was set food before him to eat. But he said, I will not eat, until I have told my errand. And he said, Speak on.

24:34 And he said, I am Abraham’s servant.

24:35 And Yahweh has blessed my master greatly. And he is become great. And He has given him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and men-servants and maid-servants, and camels and donkeys.

24:36 And Sarah my master’s wife bore a son to my master when she was old. And to him has he given all that he has.

24:37 And my master made me swear, saying, You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell.

24:38 But you shall go to my father’s house, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son.

24:39 And I said to my master, Suppose the woman will not follow me.

24:40 And he said to me, Yahweh, before whom I walk, will send his angel with you, and prosper your way. And you shall take a wife for my son from my kindred, and from my father’s house.

24:41 Then shall you be clear from my oath, when you come to my kindred. And if they give her not to you, you shall be clear from my oath.

24:42 And I came this day to the spring, and said, O Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, if only now you do prosper my way which I go.

24:43 Behold, I am standing by the spring of water. And let it come to pass, that the maiden that comes forth to draw, to whom I shall say, Give me, I pray you, a little water from your pitcher to drink,

24:44 and she shall say to me, ‘Both you drink and I will also draw for your camels,’ let the same be the woman whom Yahweh has appointed for my master’s son.

24:45 And before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder. And she went down to the spring, and drew. And I said to her, Let me drink, I pray you.

24:46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink. So I drank, and she made the camels drink also.

24:47 And I questioned her, and said, Whose daughter are you?  And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom Milcah bore to him. And I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her arms.

24:48 And I bowed my head, and worshipped Yahweh, and blessed Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the right way to get my master’s brother’s daughter for his son.

24:49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me. And if not, tell me. So that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.

24:50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from Yahweh. We cannot speak to you bad or good.

24:51 Behold, Rebekah is before you, take her, and go, and let her be your master’s son’s wife, as Yahweh has spoken.

24:52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham’s servant heard their words, he bowed himself down to the earth to Yahweh.

24:53 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.

24:54 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 to my master.

24:55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten. After that she shall go.

24:56 And he said to them, Hinder me not, seeing Yahweh has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master.

24:57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth.

24:58 And they called Rebekah, and said to her, Will you go with this man?  And she said, I will go.

24:59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant, and his men.

24:60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said to her, Our sister, may you be the mother of thousands of ten thousands, and let your seed possess the gate[4] of those that hate them.

24:61 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.

24:62 And Isaac came from the way of Beer-lahai-roi. For he dwelt in the land of the South.

24:63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide. And he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, there were camels coming.

24:64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she alighted from the camel.

24:65 And she said to the servant, What man is this that walks in the field to meet us?  And the servant said, It is my master. And she took her veil, and covered herself.

24:66 And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done.

24:67 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.

 

Chapter 25

25:1 And Abraham took another wife, and her name was Keturah.

25:2 And she bore him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

25:3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

25:4 And the sons of Midian: Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

25:5 And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac.

25:6 But to the sons of the concubines, that Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts. And he sent them away from Isaac his son, while he still lived, eastward, to the east country.

25:7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, 175 years.

25:8 And 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.

25:9 And Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre,

25:10 The field which Abraham purchased of the children of Heth. There was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

25:11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed Isaac his son. And Isaac dwelt by Beer-lahai-roi.

25:12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s handmaid, bore unto Abraham.

25:13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebaioth, and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

25:14 and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

25:15 Hadad, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.

25:16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their villages, and by their encampments. Twelve princes according to their nations.

25:17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, 137 years. And he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered to his people.

25:18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur that is before Egypt, as you go toward Assyria. He abode over against all his brethren.

25:19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son. Abraham begat Isaac.

25:20 And Isaac was 40 years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian, to be his wife.

25:21 And Isaac entreated Yahweh for his wife, because she was barren. And Yahweh was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

25:22 And the children struggled together within her. And she said, If it is this way, why do I live?  And she went to inquire of Yahweh.

25:23 And Yahweh said to her, Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples shall be separated from your bowels. And the one people shall be stronger than the other people. And the elder shall serve the younger.

25:24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

25:25 And the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment. And they called his name Esau.

25:26 And after that came forth his brother, and his hand had hold on Esau’s heel. And his name was called Jacob. And Isaac was 60 years old when she bore them.

25:27 And the boys grew. And Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field. And Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.

25:28 Now Isaac loved Esau, because he ate of his venison. And Rebekah loved Jacob.

25:29 And Jacob boiled pottage. And Esau came in from the field, and he was faint.

25:30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray you, with that same red pottage. For I am faint. Therefore was his name called Edom.

25:31 And Jacob said, Sell me first your birthright.

25:32 And Esau said, Behold, I am about to die. And what profit shall the birthright do to me?

25:33 And Jacob said, Swear to me first. And he swore to him. And he sold his birthright to Jacob.

25:34 And Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils. And he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

 

Chapter 26

26:1 And there was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, to Gerar.

26:2 And Yahweh appeared to him, and said, Go not down into Egypt. Dwell in the land which I shall tell you of.

26:3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you. For to you, and to your seed, I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.

26:4 And I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and will give to your seed all these lands. And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.

26:5 For the reason that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

26:6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar.

26:7 And the men of the place asked him about his wife. And he said, She is my sister. For he feared to say, My wife. Lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah. Because she was fair to look upon.

26:8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.

26:9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, she is definitely your wife. And how is it you said, She is my sister?  And Isaac said to him, Because I said, Lest I die because of her.

26:10 And Abimelech said, What is this you have done to us?  One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us.

26:11 And Abimelech charged all the people, saying, He that touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

26:12 And Isaac sowed in that land, and found in the same year a hundredfold. And Yahweh blessed him.

26:13 And the man became great, and grew more and more until he became very great.

26:14 And he had possessions of flocks, and possessions of herds, and a great household. And the Philistines envied him.

26:15 Now all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had plugged, and filled with earth.

26:16 And Abimelech said to Isaac, Go away from us. For you are much mightier than we are.

26:17 And Isaac departed there, and encamped in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

26:18 And Isaac dug again the wells of water, which they had dug 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.

26:19 And Isaac’s servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.

26:20 And the herdsmen of Gerar strove with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, The water is ours. And he called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him.

26:21 And they dug another well, and they strove for that also. And he called the name of it Sitnah.

26:22 And he removed from there, and dug another well. And for that they strove not. And he called the name of it Rehoboth. And he said, For now Yahweh has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

26:23 And he went up from there to Beer-sheba.

26:24 And Yahweh appeared to him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham your father. Fear not, for I am with you, and will bless you, and multiply your seed for my servant Abraham’s sake.

26:25 And he built an altar there, and called upon the name of Yahweh, and pitched his tent there. And there Isaac’s servants dug a well.

26:26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his host.

26:27 And Isaac said to them, Why are ye come to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?

26:28 And they said, We saw plainly that Yahweh was with you. And we said, Let there now be an oath between us, even between us and you, and let us make a covenant with you,

26:29 that you will do us no hurt, as we have not touched you, and as we have done to you nothing but good, and have sent you away in peace. You are now the blessed of Yahweh.

26:30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.

26:31 And they rose up early in the morning, and swore one to another. And Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.

26:32 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac’s servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had dug, and said to him, We have found water.

26:33 And he called it Shibah. Therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba to this day.

26:34 And when Esau was forty years old he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite.

26:35 And they were a grief of mind to Isaac and to Rebekah.

 

Chapter 27

27:1 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 elder son, and said to him, My son. And he said to him, Here am I.

27:2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death.

27:3 Now therefore take, I pray you, your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and get me venison.

27:4 And make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat. That my soul may bless you before I die.

27:5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.

27:6 And Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,

27:7 Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat, and bless you before Yahweh before my death.

27:8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command you.

27:9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from there two good kids of the goats. And I will make them savory food for your father, such as he loves.

27:10 And you shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death.

27:11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

27:12 My father perhaps will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver. And I shall bring a curse upon myself, and not a blessing.

27:13 And his mother said to him, Upon me be your curse, my son. Only obey my voice, and go fetch them for me.

27:14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother. And his mother made savory food, such as his father loved.

27:15 And Rebekah took the finest garments of Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son.

27:16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck.

27:17 And she gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

27:18 And he came to his father, and said, My father. And he said, Here am I. Who are you, my son?

27:19 And Jacob said to his father, I am Esau your first-born; I have done according as you bid me: arise, I pray you, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me.

27:20 And Isaac said to his son, How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?  And he said, Because Yahweh your God sent me good speed.

27:21 And Isaac said to Jacob, Come near, I pray you, that I may feel you, my son, whether you really are my son Esau or not.

27:22 And Jacob went near to Isaac his father. And he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

27:23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands. So he blessed him.

27:24 And he said, are you really my son Esau?  And he said, I am.

27:25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son’s venison, that my soul may bless you. And he brought it near to him, and he ate. And he brought him wine, and he drank.

27:26 And his father Isaac said to him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.

27:27 And he came near, and kissed him. And he smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which Yahweh has blessed.

27:28 And God five you of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and new wine.

27:29 Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and let your mother’s sons bow down to you. Cursed be every one that curses you, and blessed be every one that blesses you.

27:30 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.

27:31 And he also made savory food, and brought it to his father. And he said to his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son’s venison, that your soul may bless me.

27:32 And Isaac his father said to him, Who are you?  And he said, I am your son, your first-born, Esau.

27:33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who then is he that has taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before you came, and have blessed him?  And he certainly shall be blessed.

27:34 When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.

27:35 And he said, Your brother came with guile, and has taken away your blessing.

27:36 And he said, Is he not rightly name Jacob?  for he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright. And, behold, now he has taken away my blessing. And he said, Have you not reserved a blessing for me?

27:37 And Isaac answered and said to Esau, Behold, I have made him your lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants. And with grain and new wine have I sustained him. And what then shall I do for you, my son?

27:38 And Esau said to his father, Have you but one blessing, my father?  Bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.

27:39 And Isaac his father answered and said to him, Behold, of the fatness of the earth shall be your dwelling, and of the dew of heaven from above.

27:40 And by your sword shall you live, and you shall serve your brother. And it shall come to pass, when you shall break loose, That you shall shake his yoke from off your neck.

27:41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which 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.

27:42 And the words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah. And she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, Behold, your brother Esau, as touching you, is comforting himself, purposing to kill you.

27:43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. And arise, flee to Laban my brother to Haran.

27:44 And tarry with him a few days, until your brother’s fury turns away.

27:45 Until your brother’s anger turns away from you, and he forgets that which you have done to him. Then I will send, and fetch you from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?

27:46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth. If Jacob takes a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these, of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?

 

Chapter 28

28:1 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said to him, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

28:2 Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father. And take yourself a wife from there of the daughters of Laban your mother’s brother.

28:3 And God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a company of peoples.

28:4 And give you the blessing of Abraham, to you, and to your seed with you. That you may inherit the land of your sojournings, which God gave to Abraham.

28:5 And Isaac sent away Jacob. And he went to Paddan-aram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.

28:6 Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan-aram, to take himself a wife from there. And that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

28:7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Paddan-aram.

28:8 And Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father.

28:9 And Esau went to Ishmael, and took, besides the wives that he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife.

28:10 And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.

28:11 And he came upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set. And he took one of the stones of the place, and put it under his head, and lay down in that place to sleep.

28:12 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.

28:13 And, behold, Yahweh stood above it, and said, I am Yahweh, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed.

28:14 And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. And in you and in your seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

28:15 And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you, wherever you go, and will bring you again into this land. For I will not leave you, until I have done that which I have spoken to you of.

28:16 And Jacob awoke out of his sleep, and he said, Surely Yahweh is in this place. And I knew it not.

28:17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

28:18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.

28:19 And he called the name of that place Beth-el. But the name of the city was Luz at the first.

28:20 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 clothing to put on,

28:21 so that I come again to my father’s house in peace, and Yahweh will be my God,

28:22 then this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God’s house. And of all that you shall give me I will surely give the tenth to you.

 

Chapter 29

29:1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came to the land of the children of the east.

29:2 And he looked, and behold, a well in the field, and, lo, three flocks of sheep lying there by it. For out of that well they watered the flocks. And the stone upon the well’s mouth was great.

29:3 And there all the flocks were gathered. And they rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone back upon the well’s mouth in its place.

29:4 And Jacob said to them, My brothers, where are you from?  And they said, Of Haran are we.

29:5 And he said to them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor?  And they said, We know him.

29:6 And he said to them, Is it well with him?  And they said, It is well. And, behold, Rachel his daughter comes with the sheep.

29:7 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.

29:8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and they roll the stone from the well’s mouth. Then we water the sheep.

29:9 While he was yet speaking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep. For she kept them.

29:10 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.

29:11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

29:12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father’s kinsman, and Rebekah’s son. And she ran and told her father.

29:13 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.

29:14 And Laban said to him, Surely you are my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.

29:15 And Laban said to Jacob, Because you are my kinsman, should you therefore serve me for nothing?  Tell me, what shall your wages be?

29:16 And Laban had two daughters. The name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

29:17 And Leah’s eyes were tender. But Rachel was beautiful and well favored.

29:18 And Jacob loved Rachel. And he said, I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.

29:19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to you, than give her to another man. Abide with me.

29:20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel. And they seemed to him but a few days, for the love that he had toward her.

29:21 And Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, so that I may go in to her.

29:22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

29:23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him. And he went in to her.

29:24 And Laban gave Zilpah his handmaid to his daughter Leah for a handmaid.

29:25 And it came to pass in the morning that, behold, it was Leah. And he said to Laban, What is this you have done to me?  Did not I serve with you for Rachel?  Why then have you deceived me?

29:26 And Laban said, It is not so done in our place, to give the younger before the first-born.

29:27 Fulfill the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you shall serve with me yet seven other years.

29:28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week. And he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife.

29:29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her handmaid.

29:30 And he went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

29:31 And Yahweh saw that Leah was hated, and he opened her womb. But Rachel was barren.

29:32 And Leah conceived, and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben. For she said, Because Yahweh has looked upon my affliction. For now my husband will love me.

29:33 And she conceived again, and bore a son: and said, Because Yahweh has heard that I am hated, he has therefore given me this son also. And she called his name Simeon.

29:34 And she conceived again, and bore a son. And said, Now this time will my husband be joined to me, because I have borne him three sons. Therefore was his name called Levi.

29:35 And she conceived again, and bore a son. And she said, This time will I praise Yahweh. Therefore she called his name Judah. And she left off bearing.

 

Chapter 30

30:1 And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and she said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

30:2 And Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?

30:3 And she said, Behold, my maid Bilhah, go in to her; that she may bear upon my knees, and thus I also may obtain children by her.

30:4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in to her.

30:5 And Bilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son.

30:6 And Rachel said, God has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

30:7 And Bilhah Rachel’s handmaid conceived again, and bore Jacob a second son.

30:8 And Rachel said, With mighty wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

30:9 When Leah saw that she had left off bearing, she took Zilpah her handmaid, and gave her to Jacob to wife.

30:10 And Zilpah Leah’s handmaid bore Jacob a son.

30:11 And Leah said, Fortunate! and she called his name Gad.

30:12 And Zilpah Leah’s handmaid bore Jacob a second son.

30:13 And Leah said, Happy am I! for the daughters will call me happy: and she called his name Asher.

30:14 And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray you, some of your son’s mandrakes.

30:15 And she said to her, Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband?  and would you take away my son’s mandrakes also?  And Rachel said, Then he shall lie with you tonight for your son’s mandrakes.

30:16 And Jacob came from the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, You must come in to me; for I have surely hired you with my son’s mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

30:17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son.

30:18 And Leah said, God has given me my wages, because I gave my handmaid to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.

30:19 And Leah conceived again, and bore a sixth son to Jacob.

30:20 And Leah said, God has endowed me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun.

30:21 And afterwards she bore a daughter, and called her name Dinah.

30:22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

30:23 And she conceived, and bore a son: and said, God has taken away my reproach:

30:24 and she called his name Joseph, saying, Yahweh add to me another son.

30:25 And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my own place, and to my country.

30:26 Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me go: for you know my service with which I have served you.

30:27 And Laban said to him, If now I have found favor in your eyes, tarry: for I have divined that Yahweh has blessed me for your sake.

30:28 And he said, Name me your wages, and I will give it.

30:29 And he said to him, You know how I have served you, and how your cattle have fared with me.

30:30 For it was little which you had before I came, and it has increased unto a multitude; and Yahweh has blessed you wherever I turned: and now when shall I provide for my own house also?

30:31 And he said, What shall I give you?  And Jacob said, You shall not give me anything: if you will do this thing for me, I will again feed your flock and keep it.

30:32 I will pass through all your flock today, removing from there every speckled and spotted one, and every black one among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my wages.

30:33 So shall my righteousness answer for me hereafter, when you shall come concerning my pay that is before you: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and black among the sheep, that if found with me, shall be considered stolen.

30:34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to your word.

30:35 And he removed that day the he-goats that were ring streaked and spotted, and all the she-goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had white in it, and all the black ones among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons;

30:36 and he set three days’ journey between himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks.

30:37 And Jacob took him rods of fresh poplar, and of the almond and of the plane-tree. And he peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

30:38 And he set the rods which he had peeled over against the flocks in the gutters in the watering-troughs where the flocks came to drink; and they conceived when they came to drink.

30:39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks brought forth ring streaked, speckled, and spotted.

30:40 And Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ring streaked and all the black in the flock of Laban: and he put his own droves apart, and put them not unto Laban’s flock.

30:41 And it came to pass, whenever the stronger of the flock did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the flock in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods;

30:42 but when the flock were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban’s, and the stronger Jacob’s.

30:43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had large flocks, and maid-servants and men-servants, and camels and asses.

 

Chapter 31

31:1 And he heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was our father’s; and from that which was our father’s has he gotten all this glory.

31:2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.

31:3 And Yahweh said to Jacob, Return to the land of your fathers, and to your kindred; and I will be with you.

31:4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field, to his flock,

31:5 and said to them, I see your father’s countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father has been with me.

31:6 And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.

31:7 And your father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God did not allow him to hurt me.

31:8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be your wages; then all the flock bore speckled: and if he said thus, The ring streaked shall be your wages; then all the flock bore ring streaked.

31:9 Thus God has taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

31:10 And it came to pass at the time that the flock conceived, that I lifted up my eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the he-goats which leaped upon the flock were ring streaked, speckled, and grizzled.

31:11 And the angel of God said to me in the dream, Jacob: and I said, Here am I.

31:12 And he said, Lift up now your eyes, and see, all the he-goats which leap upon the flock are ring streaked, speckled, and grizzled: for I have seen all that Laban does unto you.

31:13 I am the God of Beth-el, where you anointed a pillar, where you vowed a vow to me: now arise, get you out from this land, and return to the land of your nativity.

31:14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said to him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father’s house?

31:15 Are we not accounted by him as foreigners?  for he has sold us, and has also quite devoured our money.

31:16 For all the riches, which God has taken away from our father, that is ours and our children’s: now then, whatsoever God has said to you, do.

31:17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon the camels;

31:18 and he carried away all his cattle, and all his substance, which he had gathered, the cattle of his getting, which he had gathered in Paddan-aram, to go to Isaac his father to the land of Canaan.

31:19 Now Laban was gone to shear his sheep: and Rachel stole the teraphim that were her father’s.

31:20 And Jacob snuck away without the knowledge of Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.

31:21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.

31:22 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.

31:23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days’ journey; and he overtook him in the mountain of Gilead.

31:24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream of the night, and said to him, Take heed to yourself that you speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

31:25 And Laban came up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mountain: and Laban with his brethren encamped in the mountain of Gilead.

31:26 And Laban said to Jacob, What have you done, that you have stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters as captives of the sword?

31:27 Why did you flee secretly, and steal away from me, and did not tell me, that I might have sent you away with mirth and with songs, with tabret and with harp;

31:28 and did not allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters?  now have you done foolishly.

31:29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, Take heed to yourself that you speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

31:30 And now, sure, you had to go because you longed greatly for your father’s house, but why have you stolen my gods?

31:31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Lest you should take your daughters from me by force.

31:32 With whomsoever you find your gods, he shall not live: before our brethren discern you what is yours with me, and take it to you. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.

31:33 And Laban went into Jacob’s tent, and into Leah’s tent, and into the tent of the two maid-servants; but did not find them. And he went out of Leah’s tent, and entered into Rachel’s tent.

31:34 Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, and put them in the camel’s saddle, and sat on them. And Laban felt all around the tent, but did not find them.

31:35 And she said to her father, Let not my lord be angry that I cannot rise up before you; for the manner of women is upon me.[5] And he searched, but found not the teraphim.

31:36 And Jacob became angry, and chided Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass?  what is my sin, that you have hotly pursued after me?

31:37 Whereas you have felt about all my stuff, what have you found of all your household stuff?  Set it here before my brethren and your brethren, that they may judge between us two.

31:38 These twenty years have I been with you; your ewes and your she-goats have not miscarried their young, and the rams of your flocks I have not eaten.

31:39 That which was torn of beasts I brought not to you; I bore the loss of it; of my hand did you require it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night.

31:40 Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from my eyes.

31:41 These twenty years I have been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock: and you have changed my wages ten times.

31:42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the Fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now have you sent me away empty. God has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you last night.

31:43 And Laban answered and said to Jacob, The daughters are my daughters, and the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks, and all that you see is mine: and what can I do this day to these my daughters, or to their children whom they have borne?

31:44 And now come, let us make a covenant, I and you; and let it be for a witness between me and you.

31:45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.

31:46 And Jacob said to his kinsmen, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made a heap: and they did eat there by the heap.

31:47 And Laban called it Jegar-saha-dutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

31:48 And Laban said, This heap is witness between me and you this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed:

31:49 and Mizpah, for he said, Yahweh watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.

31:50 If you shall afflict my daughters, and if you shall take wives besides my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness between me and you.

31:51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold the pillar, which I have set between me and you.

31:52 This heap be witness, and the pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to you, and that you shall not pass over this heap and this pillar to me, for harm.

31:53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us. And Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac.

31:54 And Jacob offered a sacrifice in the mountain, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mountain.

31:55 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed and returned to his place.

 

Chapter 32

32:1 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.

32:2 And Jacob said when he saw them, This is God’s encampment: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

32:3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother to the land of Seir, the field of Edom.

32:4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye say to my lord Esau: Thus says your servant Jacob, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed until now:

32:5 and I have oxen, and asses, and flocks, and men-servants, and maid-servants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favor in your sight.

32:6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother Esau, and moreover he comes to meet you, and four hundred men with him.

32:7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and was distressed: and he divided the people that were with him, and the flocks, and the herds, and the camels, into two companies;

32:8 and he said, If Esau comes to the one company, and attacks it, then the company which is left shall escape.

32:9 And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, O Yahweh, who said to me, Return to your country, and to your kindred, and I will do you good:

32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the lovingkindnesses, and of all the truth, which you have shown to your servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two camps.

32:11 Deliver me, I pray you, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, that he might come and attack me, the mother with the children.

32:12 And you said, I will surely do you good, and make your seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

32:13 And he lodged there that night, and took out of that he had with him a present for Esau his brother:

32:14 two hundred she-goats and twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,

32:15 thirty milking camels and their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals.

32:16 And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself, and said to his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space between drove and drove.

32:17 And he commanded the front one, saying, When Esau my brother meets you, and asks you, saying, Whose are you?  and where are you going?  and whose are these before you?

32:18 then you shall say They are your servant Jacob’s; it is a present sent to my lord Esau: and, behold, he also is behind us.

32:19 And he commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this same manner shall ye speak to Esau, when ye find him;

32:20 and ye shall also say, Moreover, behold, your servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face; perhaps he will accept me.

32:21 So the present passed over before him: and he himself lodged that night in the camp.

32:22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two handmaids, and his eleven children, and passed over the ford of the Jabbok.

32:23 And he took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that which he had.

32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.

32:25 And when that man saw that he was not prevailing against him, he touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was strained, as he wrestled with him.

32:26 And the man said, Let me go, for the day is breaking. And Jacob said, I will not let you go, unless you bless me.

32:27 And he said to him, What is your name?  And he said, Jacob.

32:28 And he said, Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel: for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.

32:29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray you, your name. And he said, Why is it you are asking for my name?  And he blessed him there.

32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, said he, I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.

32:31 And the sun rose upon him as he passed over Penuel, and he limped upon his thigh.

32:32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not the sinew of the hip which is upon the hollow of the thigh, to this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh in the sinew of the hip.

 

Chapter 33

33:1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau was coming, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children among Leah, and Rachel, and the two handmaids.

33:2 And he put the handmaids and their children up front, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph farthest back.

33:3 And he himself passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

33:4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

33:5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are these with you?  And he said, The children whom God has graciously given your servant.

33:6 Then the handmaids came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.

33:7 And Leah also and her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near with Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

33:8 And he said, What do you mean by all this company which I met?  And he said, To find favor in the sight of my lord.

33:9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; let that which you have be yours.

33:10 And Jacob said, No, I pray you, if now I have found favor in your sight, then receive my present at my hand; forasmuch as I have seen your face, which is like seeing the face of God, and you were pleased with me.

33:11 Take, I pray you, my gift that is brought to you; because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.

33:12 And Esau said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go along with you.

33:13 And Jacob said to him, My lord knows that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young: and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die.

33:14 Let my lord, I pray you, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on gently, according to the pace of the cattle that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord to Seir.

33:15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with you some of the folk that are with me. And he said, What calls for it?  let me find favor in the sight of my lord.

33:16 So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.

33:17 But Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house, and made booths for his cattle: that is why the name of the place is called Succoth.

33:18 And Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram; and encamped before the city.

33:19 And he bought the parcel of ground, where he had spread his tent, from the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for a hundred pieces of money.

33:20 And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-israel.

 

Chapter 34

34:1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

34:2 And Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her; And he took her, and lay with her, and humbled her.

34:3 And his soul cleaved to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spoke kindly to the damsel.

34:4 And Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.

34:5 Now Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter; and his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they came.

34:6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to commune with him.

34:7 And the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very angry, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob’s daughter; which thing ought not to be done.

34:8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter: I pray you, give her to him to wife.

34:9 And make ye marriages with us; give your daughters to us, and take our daughters to you.

34:10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.

34:11 And Shechem said to her father and to her brethren, Let me find favor in your eyes, and what ye shall say to me I will give.

34:12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say to me: but give me the damsel to wife.

34:13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with deceit, and spoke, because he had defiled Dinah their sister,

34:14 and said to them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that would be a reproach to us.

34:15 Only on this condition will we consent to you: if ye will be as we are, that every male of you be circumcised;

34:16 then will we give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.

34:17 But if ye will not hearken to us, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.

34:18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor’s son.

34:19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob’s daughter: and he was honored above all the house of his father.

34:20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,

34:21 These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for, behold, the land is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters.

34:22 Only on this condition will the men consent to us to dwell with us, to become one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.

34:23 Shall not their cattle and their substance and all their beasts be ours?  only let us consent to them, and they will dwell with us.

34:24 And to Hamor and to Shechem his son they hearkened, all who went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.

34:25 And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, took each man his sword, and came upon the city unawares, and slew all the males.

34:26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem’s house, and went forth.

34:27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister.

34:28 They took their flocks and their herds and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field;

34:29 and all their wealth, and all their little ones and their wives, took they captive and made a prey, even all that was in the house.

34:30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, You have troubled me, to make me odious to the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and, I being few in number, they will gather themselves together against me and attack me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

34:31 And they said, Should he treat our sister like a prostitute?

 

Chapter 35

35:1 And God said to Jacob, arise, go up to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make there an altar to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother.

35:2 Then Jacob said to his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the foreign gods that are among you, and purify yourselves, and change your garments:

35:3 and let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

35:4 And they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hand, and the rings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

35:5 And they journeyed: and a terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

35:6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan (the same is Beth-el), he and all the people that were with him.

35:7 And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el; because there God was revealed to him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

35:8 And Deborah Rebekah’s nurse died, and she was buried below Beth-el under the oak: and the name of it was called Allon-bacuth.

35:9 And God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him.

35:10 And God said to him, Your name is Jacob: your name shall not be called Jacob any more, but Israel shall be your name. And he called his name Israel.

35:11 And God said to him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be from you, and kings shall come out of your loins;

35:12 and the land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, to you I will give it, and to your seed after you will I give the land.

35:13 And God went up from him in the place where he spoke with him.

35:14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he spoke with him, a pillar of stone: and he poured out a drink offering on it, and poured oil on it.

35:15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him, Beth-el.

35:16 And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was still some distance to come to Ephrath: and Rachel went into labor, and she had hard labor.

35:17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labor, that the midwife said to her, Fear not; for now you shall have another son.

35:18 And it came to pass, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin.

35:19 And Rachel died, and was buried on the way to Ephrath (the same is Beth-lehem).

35:20 And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave: the same is the Pillar of Rachel’s grave to this day.

35:21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Eder.

35:22 And it came to pass, while Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine: and Israel heard of it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

35:23 The sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob’s first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun;

35:24 the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin;

35:25 and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid: Dan and Naphtali;

35:26 and the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid: Gad and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, that were born to him in Paddan-aram.

35:27 And Jacob came to Isaac his father to Mamre, to Kiriath-arba (the same is Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

35:28 And the days of Isaac were 180 years.

35:29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered to his people, old and full of days: and Esau and Jacob his sons buried him.

 

Chapter 36

36:1 Now these are the generations of Esau (the same is Edom).

36:2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite,

36:3 and Basemath Ishmael’s daughter, sister of Nebaioth.

36:4 And Adah bore to Esau Eliphaz; and Basemath bore Reuel;

36:5 and Oholibamah bore Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, that were born to him in the land of Canaan.

36:6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the souls of his house, and his cattle, and all his animals, and all his possessions, which he had gathered in the land of Canaan; and went into a land away from his brother Jacob.

36:7 For their possessions were too great for them to dwell together; and the land of their sojournings could not hold them both, because of their livestock.

36:8 And Esau dwelt in mount Seir.  (Esau is the same as Edom.)

36:9 And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir:

36:10 these are the names of Esau’s sons: Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Basemath the wife of Esau.

36:11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.

36:12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau’s son; and she bore to Eliphaz Amalek: these are the sons of Adah, Esau’s wife.

36:13 And these are the sons of Reuel: Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons of Basemath, Esau’s wife.

36:14 And these were the sons of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, Esau’s wife: and she bore to Esau Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah.

36:15 These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the first-born of Esau: chief Teman, chief Omar, chief Zepho, chief Kenaz,

36:16 chief Korah, chief Gatam, chief Amalek: these are the chiefs that came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah.

36:17 And these are the sons of Reuel, Esau’s son: chief Nahath, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, chief Mizzah: these are the chiefs that came of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Basemath, Esau’s wife.

36:18 And these are the sons of Oholibamah, Esau’s wife: chief Jeush, chief Jalam, chief Korah: these are the chiefs that came of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau’s wife.

36:19 These are the sons of Esau, and these are their chiefs: the same is Edom.

36:20 These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan and Shobal and Zibeon and Anah,

36:21 and Dishon and Ezer and Dishan: these are the chiefs that came of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.

36:22 And the children of Lotan were Hori and Heman. And Lotan’s sister was Timna.

36:23 And these are the children of Shobal: Alvan and Manahath and Ebal, Shepho and Onam.

36:24 And these are the children of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah; this is Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he fed the donkeys of his father Zibeon.

36:25 And these are the children of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah.

36:26 And these are the children of Dishon: Hemdan and Eshban and Ithran and Cheran.

36:27 These are the children of Ezer: Bilhan and Zaavan and Akan.

36:28 These are the children of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

36:29 These are the chiefs that came of the Horites: chief Lotan, chief Shobal, chief Zibeon, chief Anah,

36:30 chief Dishon, chief Ezer, chief Dishan: these are the chiefs that came of the Horites, according to their chiefs in the land of Seir.

36:31 And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.

36:32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom; and the name of his city was Dinhabah.

36:33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.

36:34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead.

36:35 And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith.

36:36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.

36:37 And Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth by the River reigned in his stead.

36:38 And Shaul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

36:39 And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-zahab.

36:40 And these are the names of the chiefs that came of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names: chief Timna, chief Alvah, chief Jetheth,

36:41 chief Oholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon,

36:42 chief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar,

36:43 chief Magdiel, chief Iram: these are the chiefs of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession. This is Esau, the father of the Edomites.

 

Chapter 37

37:1 And Jacob dwelt in the land of his father’s sojournings, in the land of Canaan.

37:2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers; and he was a lad with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives: and Joseph brought the evil report of them to their father.

37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than the rest of his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made for him a coat of many colors.

37:4 And his brothers saw that their father loved him more than the rest of his brothers; and they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.

37:5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers: and they hated him even more.

37:6 And he said to them, Listen, I pray you, to this dream which I have dreamed:

37:7 for, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves came in a circle around, and bowed down to my sheaf.

37:8 And his brothers said to him, Shall you indeed reign over us?  Or shall you indeed have dominion over us?  And they hated him all the more because of his dreams, and because of his words.

37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brothers, and said, Behold, I have dreamed yet a dream: and, behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed down to me.

37:10 And he told it to his father and to his brothers; and his father rebuked him, and said to him, What is this dream that you have dreamed?  Shall I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow down ourselves to you to the earth?

37:11 And his brothers envied him; but his father kept the saying in mind.

37:12 And his brothers went to feed their father’s flock in Shechem.

37:13 And Israel said to Joseph, are not your brothers feeding the flock in Shechem?  Come, and I will send you to them. And he said to him, Here am I.

37:14 And he said to him, Go now, see whether it is well with your brothers, and well with the flock; and bring word back to me. So he sent him out of the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

37:15 And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What are you looking for?

37:16 And he said, I am looking for my brothers.  Tell me, I pray you, where it is they are feeding the flock.

37:17 And the man said, They are departed from here; for I heard them say, Let us go to Doesan. And Joseph went after his brothers, and found them in Doesan.

37:18 And they saw him afar off, and before he came near to them, they conspired against him to kill him.

37:19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer comes.

37:20 Come now therefore, and let us kill him, and throw him into one of the pits, and we will say, a fierce animal has devoured him.  Then we shall see what will become of his dreams.

37:21 And Reuben heard it, and rescued him out of their hand, and said, Let us not take his life.

37:22 And Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood; throw him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but lay no hand upon him,” so that he might deliver him out of their hand, to restore him to his father.

37:23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come to his brothers, that they stripped Joseph of his coat, the coat of many colors that was on him;

37:24 and they took him, and threw him into the pit.  And the pit was empty; there was no water in it.

37:25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing spices and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.

37:26 And Judah said to his brothers, What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?

37:27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother, our flesh. And his brothers listened to him.

37:28 And there passed by Midianites, merchant men; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they took Joseph into Egypt.

37:29 And Reuben returned to the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit.  And he tore his clothes.

37:30 And he returned to his brothers, and said, The child is not; and I, where shall I go?

37:31 And they took Joseph’s coat, and killed a he-goat, and dipped the coat in the blood;

37:32 and they sent the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father, and said, This have we found: see now whether it is your son’s coat or not.

37:33 And he recognized it, and said, It is my son’s coat: an evil beast has devoured him; Joseph is without doubt torn in pieces.

37:34 And Jacob tore his garments, and put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

37:35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down to Sheol to my son mourning. And his father wept for him.

37:36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s, the captain of the guard.

 

Chapter 38

38:1 And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brothers, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.

38:2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. And he took her, and went in to her.

38:3 And she conceived, and bore a son; and he called his name Er.

38:4 And she conceived again, and bore a son; and she called his name Onan.

38:5 And she yet again bore a son, and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bore him.

38:6 And Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, and her name was Tamar.

38:7 And Er, Judah’s first-born, was wicked in the sight of Yahweh. And Yahweh put him to death.

38:8 And Judah said to Onan, Go in to your brother’s wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her, and raise up seed to your brother.

38:9 And Onan knew that the seed would not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in to his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, so that he not give seed to his brother.

38:10 And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of Yahweh: and he put him to death also.

38:11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter-in-law, Remain a widow in your father’s house, till Shelah my son is grown up; for he said, I fear he also might die, like his brothers. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father’s house.

38:12 And in process of time Shua’s daughter, the wife of Judah, died; and Judah was comforted, and went up to his sheep-shearers to Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

38:13 And it was told to Tamar, as follows: Behold, your father-in-law goes up to Timnah to shear his sheep.

38:14 And she put off from her the widow’s garments, and covered herself with her veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in the gate of Enaim, which is by the way to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown up, and she was not given to him to wife.

38:15 When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute, because she had covered her face.

38:16 And he turned to her by the way, and said, Come, I pray you, let me come in to you: for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said, What will you give me, that you may come in to me?

38:17 And he said, I will send you a kid of the goats from the flock. And she said, Will you give me a pledge, till you send it?

38:18 And he said, What pledge shall I give you?  And she said, Your signet and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand. And he gave them to her, and came in to her, and she conceived by him.

38:19 And she arose, and went away, and put off her veil from her, and put on her widow’s garments.

38:20 And Judah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman’s hand: but he found her not.

38:21 Then he asked the men of her place, saying, Where is the prostitute, that was at Enaim by the wayside?  And they said, There has been no prostitute here.

38:22 And he returned to Judah, and said, I have not found her; and also the men of the place said, There has been no prostitute here.

38:23 And Judah said, Let her keep it all, or we might be laughed at: behold, I sent this kid, and you have not found her.

38:24 And it came to pass about three months afterward, that it was told Judah, as follows: Tamar your daughter-in-law has played the harlot; and moreover, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.

38:25 When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, By the man, to whom these belong, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray you, whose are these, the signet, and the cords, and the staff.

38:26 And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She is more righteous than I, since I did not give her to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no longer.

38:27 And it came to pass in the time of her labor, that, behold, twins were in her womb.

38:28 And it came to pass, when she was in labor, that one put out a hand: and the midwife took and tied on his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This one came out first.

38:29 And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, Why have you made a breach for yourself?  Therefore his name was called Perez.

38:30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread on his hand: and his name was called Zerah.

 

Chapter 39

39:1 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the hand of the Ishmaelites that had brought him down there.

39:2 And Yahweh was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

39:3 And his master saw that Yahweh was with him, and that Yahweh made all that he did to prosper in his hand.

39:4 And Joseph found favor in his sight, and he ministered to him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.

39:5 And it came to pass from the time that he made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that Yahweh blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of Yahweh was upon all that he had, in the house and in the field.

39:6 And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and he knew not anything that was with him, except the bread which he ate. And Joseph was handsome, and well-favored.

39:7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

39:8 But he refused, and said to his master’s wife, Behold, my master knows not what is with me in the house, and he has put all that he has into my hand:

39:9 he is not greater in this house than I; neither has he withheld anything from me except you, because you are his wife.  How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

39:10 And it came to pass, as she spoke to Joseph day by day, that he refused to listen to her, to lie by her, or to be with her.

39:11 And it came to pass about this time, that he went into the house to do his work; and there were none of the men of the house present inside.

39:12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got himself out.

39:13 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,

39:14 that she called to the men of her house, and spoke to them, saying, See, he has brought in a Hebrew to us to mock us: he came in to me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:

39:15 and it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment by me, and fled, and got himself out.

39:16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his master came home.

39:17 And she spoke to him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought to us, came in to me to mock me:

39:18 and it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment by me, and fled out.

39:19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, after this manner did your servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.

39:20 And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.

39:21 But Yahweh was with Joseph, and showed kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

39:22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.

39:23 The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was under his hand, because Yahweh was with him; and that which he did, Yahweh made it prosper.

 

Chapter 40

40:1 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker offended their lord the king of Egypt.

40:2 And Pharaoh was angry against his two officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

40:3 And he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

40:4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he ministered to them: and they continued a season in custody.

40:5 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream, in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were bound in the prison.

40:6 And Joseph came in to them in the morning, and saw them, and, behold, they were sad.

40:7 And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in custody in his master’s house, saying, Why look ye so sad today?

40:8 And they said to him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. And Joseph said to them, Do not interpretations belong to God?  tell it to me, I pray you.

40:9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;

40:10 and in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and its blossoms shot forth; and the clusters of it brought forth ripe grapes:

40:11 and Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand.

40:12 And Joseph said to him, This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days;

40:13 within yet three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head, and restore you to your office: and you shall give Pharaoh’s cup into his hand, after the former manner when you were his butler.

40:14 But have me in your remembrance when it shall be well with you, and show kindness, I pray you, to me, and make mention of me to Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:

40:15 for indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me in the dungeon.

40:16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said to Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, three baskets of white bread were on my head:

40:17 and in the uppermost basket there were all kinds of baked food for Pharaoh; and the birds ate them out of the basket on my head.

40:18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation of it: the three baskets are three days;

40:19 within yet three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head from off you, and shall hang you on a tree; and the birds shall eat your flesh from off you.

40:20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and the head of the chief baker among his servants.

40:21 And he restored the chief butler to his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand:

40:22 but he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.

40:23 Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.

 

Chapter 41

41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.

41:2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven cattle, well-favored and fat-fleshed; and they fed in the reed-grass.

41:3 And, behold, seven other cattle came up after them out of the river, ill-favored and lean-fleshed, and stood by the other cattle upon the brink of the river.

41:4 And the ill-favored and lean-fleshed cattle ate up the seven well-favored and fat cattle. So Pharaoh awoke.

41:5 And he slept and dreamed a second time: and, behold, seven ears of grain came up on one stalk, rank and good.

41:6 And, behold, seven ears, thin and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.

41:7 And the thin ears swallowed up the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.

41:8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them to Pharaoh.

41:9 Then spoke the chief butler to Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day:

41:10 Pharaoh was angry with his servants, and put me in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, me and the chief baker:

41:11 and we dreamed a dream in the same night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream.

41:12 And there was with us there a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted for us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.

41:13 And it came to pass, just as he interpreted to us, that is how it was: me he restored to my office, and him he hanged.

41:14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his clothes, and came in to Pharaoh.

41:15 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard it said of you, that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.

41:16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

41:17 And Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the brink of the river:

41:18 and, behold, there came up out of the river seven cattle, fat-fleshed and well-favored: and they fed in the reed-grass:

41:19 and, behold, seven other cattle came up after them, poor and very ill-favored and lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness:

41:20 and the lean and ill-favored cattle ate up the first seven fat cattle:

41:21 and when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but rather were still ill-favored, as at the beginning. So I awoke.

41:22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up on one stalk, full and good:

41:23 and, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprang up after them:

41:24 and the thin ears swallowed up the seven good ears: and I told it to the magicians; but there was no one that could declare it to me.

41:25 And Joseph said to Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: what God is about to do he has declared to Pharaoh.

41:26 The seven good cattle are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.

41:27 And the seven lean and ill-favored cattle that came up after them are seven years, and also the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind; they shall be seven years of famine.

41:28 That is the thing which I spoke to Pharaoh: what God is about to do, he has shown to Pharaoh.

41:29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:

41:30 and there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;

41:31 and the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine which follows; for it shall be very severe.

41:32 And for that reason the dream was doubled to Pharaoh, it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.

41:33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out for a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

41:34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint overseers over the land, and take up one fifth of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.

41:35 And let them gather all the food of these good years that come, and lay up grain under the hand of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them preserve it.

41:36 And the food shall be for a store for the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; so that the land not perish because of the famine.

41:37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.

41:38 And Pharaoh said to his servants, Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom the spirit of God is?

41:39 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Forasmuch as God has shown you all of this, there is no one so discreet and wise as you.

41:40 You shall be over my house, and according to your word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than you.

41:41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.

41:42 And Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand, and put it on Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain around his neck;

41:43 and he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he set him over all the land of Egypt.

41:44 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without you shall no man lift up his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt.

41:45 And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him for wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-phera priest of On. And Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.

41:46 And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.

41:47 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.

41:48 And he gathered up all the food of 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, laid he up in the same.

41:49 And Joseph laid up grain like the sand of the sea, very much, until he left off counting; for it was without number.

41:50 And to Joseph were born two sons before the year of famine came, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On, bore to him.

41:51 And Joseph called the name of the first-born Manasseh: For, said he, God has made me forget all my toil, and all my father’s house.

41:52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.

41:53 And the seven years of plenty, that was in the land of Egypt, came to an end.

41:54 And the seven years of famine began to come, just as Joseph had said: and there was famine in all lands; but in the entire land of Egypt there was bread.

41:55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, Go to Joseph; what he says to you, do.

41:56 And the famine covered the whole face of the earth: and Joseph opened all the store-houses, and sold to the Egyptians; and the famine was severe in the land of Egypt.

41:57 And all countries came into Egypt, to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was severe in all the earth.

 

Chapter 42

42:1 Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, Why are you looking at each other?

42:2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt: get you down there, and buy for us from there; so we may live, and not die.

42:3 And Joseph’s ten brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt.

42:4 But Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, Jacob did not send with his brothers; for he said, In case harm befalls him.

42:5 And the sons of Israel came to buy among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

42:6 And Joseph was the governor over the land; he it was who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph’s brothers came, and bowed down themselves to him with their faces to the earth.

42:7 And Joseph saw his brothers, and he recognized them, but made himself a stranger to them, and spoke roughly with them; and he said to them, Where are you coming from?  And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.

42:8 And Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him.

42:9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said to them, You are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

42:10 And they said to him, No, my lord, but to buy food are your servants come.

42:11 We are all one man’s sons; we are true men, your servants are no spies.

42:12 And he said to them, No, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

42:13 And they said, We your servants are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.

42:14 And Joseph said to them, That is it that I spoke to you, saying, You are spies:

42:15 hereby ye shall be proved: by the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come here.

42:16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be bound, that your words may be proved, whether there be truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.

42:17 And he put them all together into ward three days.

42:18 And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, and live: for I fear God:

42:19 if ye be true men, let one of your brothers be bound in your prison-house; but go ye, carry grain for the famine of your houses:

42:20 and bring your youngest brother to me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.

42:21 And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

42:22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spoke I not to you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear?  therefore also, behold, his blood is required.

42:23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them.

42:24 And he turned himself around away from them, and wept; then he returned to them, and spoke to them, and took Simeon from among them, and bound him before their eyes.

42:25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their vessels with grain, and to restore every man’s money into his sack, and to give them provisions for the way: and thus was it done to them.

42:26 And they laded their asses with their grain, and departed there.

42:27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his donkey provender in the lodging-place, he espied his money; and, behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.

42:28 And he said to his brothers, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they turned trembling one to another, saying, What is this that God has done to us?

42:29 And they came to Jacob their father to the land of Canaan, and told him all that had befallen them, saying,

42:30 The man, the lord of the land, spoke roughly with us, and took us for spies of the country.

42:31 And we said to him, We are true men; and we are no spies:

42:32 we are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.

42:33 And the man, the lord of the land, said to us, Hereby shall I know that ye are true men: leave one of your brothers with me, and take grain for the famine of your houses, and go your way;

42:34 and bring your youngest brother to me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffic in the land.

42:35 And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man’s bundle of money was in his sack: and when they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were afraid.

42:36 And Jacob their father said to them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.

42:37 And Reuben spoke to his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to you: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to you again.

42:38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he only is left: if harm befall him by the way in which ye go, then will ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.

 

Chapter 43

43:1 And the famine was sore in the land.

43:2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said to them, Go again, buy us a little food.

43:3 And Judah spoke to him, saying, The man did solemnly protest to us, saying, You shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

43:4 If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food:

43:5 but if you will not send him, we will not go down; for the man said to us, You shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.

43:6 And Israel said, Why dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

43:7 And they said, The man questioned us closely about ourselves, and concerning our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive?  have ye another brother?  and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we in any wise know that he would say, Bring your brother down?

43:8 And Judah said to Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and you, and also our little ones.

43:9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shall you require him: if I bring him not to you, and set him before you, then let me bear the blame for ever:

43:10 for except we had lingered, surely we had now returned a second time.

43:11 And their father Israel said to them, If it be so now, do this: take of the choice fruits of the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts, and almonds;

43:12 and take double money in your hand; and the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks carry again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight:

43:13 take also your brother, and arise, go again to the man:

43:14 and God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may release to you your other brother and Benjamin. And if I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.

43:15 And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.

43:16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, Bring the men into the house, and slay, and make ready; for the men shall dine with me at noon.

43:17 And the man did as Joseph asked; and the man brought the men to Joseph’s house.

43:18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph’s house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bond slaves, and our asses.

43:19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph’s house, and they spoke to him at the door of the house,

43:20 and said, Oh, my lord, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:

43:21 and it came to pass, when we came to the lodging-place, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man’s money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.

43:22 And other money have we brought down in our hand to buy food: we know not who put our money in our sacks.

43:23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out to them.

43:24 And the man brought the men into Joseph’s house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet. And he gave their asses provender.

43:25 And they made ready the present against Joseph’s coming at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.

43:26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed down themselves to him to the earth.

43:27 And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spoke?  Is he yet alive?

43:28 And they said, Your servant our father is well, he is yet alive. And they bowed the head, and made obeisance.

43:29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw Benjamin his brother, his mother’s son, and said, Is this your youngest brother, of whom ye spoke to me?  And he said, God be gracious to you, my son.

43:30 And Joseph made haste; for his heart yearned over his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.

43:31 And he washed his face, and came out; and he refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.

43:32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, that did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination to the Egyptians.

43:33 And they sat before him, the first-born according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one with another.

43:34 And he took and sent messes to them from before him: but Benjamin’s mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.

 

Chapter 44

44:1 And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man’s money in his sack’s mouth.

44:2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack’s mouth of the youngest, and his grain money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.

44:3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses.

44:4 And when they were gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when you overtake them, say to them, Why have ye rewarded evil for good?

44:5 Is not this that in which my lord drinks, and whereby he indeed divines?  ye have done evil in so doing.

44:6 And he overtook them, and he spoke to them these words.

44:7 And they said to him, Why speaks my lord such words as these?  Far be it from your servants that they should do such a thing.

44:8 Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks’ mouths, we brought again to you out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of your lord’s house silver or gold?

44:9 With whomsoever of your servants it be found, let him die, and we also will be my lord’s bondservants.

44:10 And he said, Now also let it be according to your words: he with whom it is found shall be my bondservant; and ye shall be blameless.

44:11 Then they hurried, and took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack.

44:12 And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left off at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack.

44:13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his donkey, and returned to the city.

44:14 And Judah and his brothers came to Joseph’s house; and he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.

44:15 And Joseph said to them, What deed is this that ye have done?  know ye not that such a man as I can indeed divine?

44:16 And Judah said, What shall we say to my lord?  what shall we speak?  or how shall we clear ourselves?  God has found out the iniquity of your servants: behold, we are my lord’s bondservants, both we, and he also in whose hand the cup is found.

44:17 And he said, Far be it from me that I should do so: the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my bondservant; but as for you, get you up in peace to your father.

44:18 Then Judah came near to him, and said, Oh, my lord, let your servant, I pray you, speak a word in my lord’s ears, and let not your anger burn against your servant; for you are even as Pharaoh.

44:19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother?

44:20 And we said to my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother; and his father loves him.

44:21 And you said to your servants, Bring him down to me, that I may set mine eyes upon him.

44:22 And we said to my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die.

44:23 And you said to your servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.

44:24 And it came to pass when we came up to your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.

44:25 And our father said, Go again, buy us a little food.

44:26 And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down: for we may not see the man’s face, expect our youngest brother be with us.

44:27 And your servant my father said to us, You know that my wife bore me two sons:

44:28 and the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I have not seen him since:

44:29 and if ye take this one also from me, and harm befall him, ye will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.

44:30 Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the lad is not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad’s life;

44:31 it will come to pass, when he sees that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant our father with sorrow to Sheol.

44:32 For your servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, If I bring him not to you, then shall I bear the blame to my father for ever.

44:33 Now therefore, let your servant, I pray you, abide instead of the lad a bondservant to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brothers.

44:34 For how shall I go up to my father, if the lad be not with me?  lest I see the evil that shall come on my father.

 

Chapter 45

45:1 Then Joseph could not restrain himself before all those who stood before him; and he proclaimed, Make every one go out from me.  And there stood no one with him, while Joseph made himself known to his brothers.

45:2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians heard, and the house of Pharaoh heard.

45:3 And Joseph said to his brothers, I am Joseph; is my father still alive?  And his brothers could not answer him, so troubled were they at his presence.

45:4 And Joseph said to his brothers, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near.  And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

45:5 And now be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me here: for God sent me before you to preserve life.

45:6 For these two years has the famine been in the land: and there are five more years, in which there shall be neither plowing nor harvest.

45:7 And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep alive by a great deliverance.

45:8 So now it was not you that sent me here, but God: and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

45:9 Hasten ye, and go up to my father, and say to him, Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt: come down to me, do not delay;

45:10 and you shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near to me, you, and your children, and your children’s children, and your flocks, and your herds, and all that you have:

45:11 and there will I nourish you; for there are five years of famine to come; or you might come to poverty, you, and your household, and all that you have.

45:12 And, behold, your eyes are seeing, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my own mouth speaking to you.

45:13 And ye shall tell my father about all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen: and ye shall hasten and bring my father down here.

45:14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin’s neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.

45:15 And he kissed all his brothers, and wept upon them: and after that his brothers talked with him.

45:16 And the report of it was heard in Pharaoh’s house, saying, Joseph’s brothers have come.  And it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

45:17 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Say to your brothers, This do ye: load your animals, and go, get you to the land of Canaan;

45:18 and take your father and your households, and come to me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.

45:19 Now you are commanded, this do ye: take yourselves wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.

45:20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.

45:21 And the sons of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.

45:22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.

45:23 And to his father he sent after this manner: ten asses loaded with the good things of Egypt, and ten she-asses loaded with grain and bread and provision for his father by the way.

45:24 So he sent his brothers away, and they departed: and he said to them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

45:25 And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan to Jacob their father.

45:26 And they told him as follows, Joseph is yet alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt. And his heart fainted, for he believed them not.

45:27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said to them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:

45:28 and Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.

 

Chapter 46

46:1 And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.

46:2 And God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.

46:3 And he said, I am God, the God of your father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for there I will make of you a great nation:

46:4 I will go down with you into Egypt; and I will also surely bring you up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon your eyes.

46:5 And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

46:6 And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him:

46:7 his sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters, and all his seed he brought with him into Egypt.

46:8 And these are the names of the children of Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob’s first-born.

46:9 And the sons of Reuben: Hanoch, and Pallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.

46:10 And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.

46:11 And the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

46:12 And the sons of Judah: Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Perez, and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.

46:13 And the sons of Issachar: Tola, and Puvah, and Iob, and Shimron.

46:14 And the sons of Zebulun: Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.

46:15 These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.

46:16 And the sons of Gad: Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.

46:17 And the sons of Asher: Imnah, and Ishvah, and Ishvi, and Beriah, and Serah their sister; and the sons of Beriah: Heber, and Malchiel.

46:18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bore to Jacob, even sixteen souls.

46:19 The sons of Rachel Jacob’s wife: Joseph and Benjamin.

46:20 And to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-phera priest of On, bore to him.

46:21 And the sons of Benjamin: Bela, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.

46:22 These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.

46:23 And the sons of Dan: Hushim.

46:24 And the sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.

46:25 These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and these she bore to Jacob: all the souls were seven.

46:26 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, that came out of his loins, besides Jacob’s sons’ wives, all the souls were 66;

46:27 and the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, that came into Egypt, were 70.

46:28 And he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to show the way before him to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

46:29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen; and he presented himself to him, and fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

46:30 And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are yet alive.

46:31 And Joseph said to his brothers, and to his father’s house, I will go up, and tell Pharaoh, and will say to him, My brothers, and my father’s house, who were in the land of Canaan, are come to me;

46:32 and the men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.

46:33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What is your occupation?

46:34 that ye shall say, Your servants have been keepers of cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.

 

Chapter 47

47:1 Then Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brothers, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.

47:2 And from among his brothers he took five men, and presented them to Pharaoh.

47:3 And Pharaoh said to his brothers, What is your occupation?  And they said to Pharaoh, Your servants are shepherds, both we, and our fathers.

47:4 And they said to Pharaoh, To sojourn in the land are we come; for there is no pasture for your servants’ flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray you, let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen.

47:5 And Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, Your father and your brothers are come to you:

47:6 the land of Egypt is before you; in the best of the land make your father and your brothers to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if you know any able men among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.

47:7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

47:8 And Pharaoh said to Jacob, How many are the days of the years of your life?

47:9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are 130 years: few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

47:10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from the presence of Pharaoh.

47:11 And Joseph placed his father and his brothers, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.

47:12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brothers, and all his father’s household, with bread, according to their families.

47:13 And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine.

47:14 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the grain which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s house.

47:15 And when the money was all spent in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in your presence?  for our money is running out.

47:16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will pay you for your cattle, if money runs out.

47:17 And they brought their cattle to Joseph; and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for the horses, and for the flocks, and for the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread in exchange for all their cattle for that year.

47:18 And when that year was ended, they came to him the second year, and said to him, We will not hide from my lord, how that our money is all spent; and the herds of cattle are my lord’s; there is nothing left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:

47:19 why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land?  buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants to Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, and that the land be not desolate.

47:20 So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine was sore upon them: and the land became Pharaoh’s.

47:21 And as for the people, he removed them to the cities from one end of the border of Egypt even to the other end thereof.

47:22 Only the land of the priests bought he not: for the priests had a portion from Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them; therefore they sold not their land.

47:23 Then Joseph said to the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.

47:24 And it shall come to pass at the ingatherings, that ye shall give a fifth to Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.

47:25 And they said, You have saved our lives: let us find favor in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh’s servants.

47:26 And Joseph made it a statute concerning the land of Egypt to this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth; only the land of the priests alone became not Pharaoh’s.

47:27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they got them possessions therein, and were fruitful, and multiplied exceedingly.

47:28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were a hundred forty and seven years.

47:29 And the time drew near that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said to him, If now I have found favor in your sight, put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me: bury me not, I pray you, in Egypt;

47:30 but when I sleep with my fathers, you shall carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their burying-place. And he said, I will do as you have said.

47:31 And he said, Swear to me: and he swore to him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed’s head.

 

Chapter 48

48:1 And it came to pass after these things, that one said to Joseph, Behold, your father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

48:2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, your son Joseph comes to you: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

48:3 And Jacob said to Joseph, God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

48:4 and said to me, Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make of you a company of peoples, and will give this land to your seed after you for an everlasting possession.

48:5 And now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh, even as Reuben and Simeon, shall be mine.

48:6 And your issue, that you beget after them, shall be yours; they shall be called after the name of their brothers in their inheritance.

48:7 And as for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when there was still some distance to come to Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way to Ephrath (the same is Beth-lehem).

48:8 And Israel beheld Joseph’s sons, and said, Who are these?

48:9 And Joseph said to his father, They are my sons, whom God has given me here. And he said, Bring them, I pray you, to me, and I will bless them.

48:10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near to him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

48:11 And Israel said to Joseph, I had not thought to see your face: and, lo, God has let me see your seed also.

48:12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees; and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.

48:13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them near to him.

48:14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the first-born.

48:15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God who has fed me all my life long to this day,

48:16 the angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

48:17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father’s hand, to remove it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head.

48:18 And Joseph said to his father, Not so, my father; for this is the first-born; put your right hand upon his head.

48:19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: Nevertheless his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

48:20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In you will Israel bless, saying, God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

48:21 And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die: but God will be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.

48:22 Moreover I have given to you one portion above your brothers, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

 

Chapter 49

49:1 And Jacob called to his sons, and said: gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the latter days.

49:2 Assemble yourselves, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; And hearken to Israel your father.

49:3 Reuben, you are my first-born, my might, and the beginning of my strength; The pre-eminence of dignity, and the pre-eminence of power.

49:4 Boiling over as water, you shall not have the pre-eminence; Because you went up to your father’s bed; Then you defiled it: he went up to my couch.

49:5 Simeon and Levi are brothers; Weapons of violence are their swords.

49:6 O my soul, come not you into their council; To their assembly, my glory, be not you united; For in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they hocked an ox.

49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; And their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

49:8 Judah, you shall your brothers praise: Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; Your father’s sons shall bow down before you.

49:9 Judah is a lion’s whelp; From the prey, my son, you are gone up: He stooped down, he crouched as a lion, and as a lioness; who shall rouse him up?

49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh come: And to him shall the obedience of the peoples be.

49:11 Binding his foal to the vine, and his donkey’s colt to the choice vine; He has washed his garments in wine, and his vesture in the blood of grapes:

49:12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

49:13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; And he shall be for a haven of ships; And his border shall be upon Sidon.

49:14 Issachar is a strong donkey, Couching down between the sheepfolds:

49:15 And he saw a resting-place that it was good, and the land that it was pleasant; And he bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant under forced labor.

49:16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

49:17 Dan shall be a serpent in the way, an adder in the path, That bites the horse’s heels, So that his rider falls backward.

49:18 I have waited for your salvation, O Yahweh.

49:19 Gad, a troop shall press upon him; But he shall press upon their heel.

49:20 Out of the Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

49:21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: He gives goodly words.

49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a fountain; His branches run over the wall.

49:23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and persecute him:

49:24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong, By the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, (From there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel),

49:25 Even by the God of your father, who shall help you, and by the Almighty, who shall bless you, With blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that crouches beneath, Blessings of the breasts, and of the womb.

49:26 The blessings of your father Have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors To the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: They shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brothers.

49:27 Benjamin is a ravenous wolf: In the morning she shall devour the prey, and at evening he shall divide the spoil.

49:28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spoke to them and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.

49:29 And he charged them, and said to them, I am to be gathered to my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,

49:30 in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a burying-place.

49:31 there they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah:

49:32 the field and the cave that is in it, which was purchased from the children of Heth.

49:33 And when Jacob made an end of charging his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered to his people.

 

Chapter 50

50:1 And Joseph fell upon his father’s face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

50:2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.

50:3 And 40 days were fulfilled for him; for that is how the days of embalming are fulfilled: and the Egyptians wept for him 70 days.

50:4 And when the days of weeping for him were past, Joseph spoke to the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found favor in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

50:5 My father made me swear, saying, See, I am dying: in my grave which I have dug for me in the land of Canaan, there shall you bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray you, and bury my father, and I will come again.

50:6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury your father, according as he made you swear.

50:7 And Joseph went up to bury his father; and with him all the servants of Pharaoh went up, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,

50:8 and all the house of Joseph, and his brothers, and his father’s house: only their little ones, and their flocks and their herds they left in the land of Goshen.

50:9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company.

50:10 And they came to the threshing-floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and there they lamented with a very great and sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.

50:11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: therefore the name of it was called Abel-mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.

50:12 And his sons did to him according as he commanded them:

50:13 for his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought along with the field, for a possession of a burying-place, from Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.

50:14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he and his brothers and all who went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.

50:15 And when Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, It may be that Joseph will hate us, and will fully repay us all the evil which we did to him.

50:16 And they sent a message to Joseph, saying, Your father commanded before he died, saying,

50:17 This ye shall say to Joseph, Forgive, I pray you now, the transgression of your brothers, and their sin, what harm they did to you. So now, we pray you, forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father. And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.

50:18 And his brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we are your servants.

50:19 And Joseph said to them, Fear not: am I in the place of God?

50:20 Though ye meant evil against me, yet God meant it for good, to bring to pass what it is this day, to save many people alive.

50:21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will provide for you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spoke kindly to them.

50:22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s house: and Joseph lived 110 years.

50:23 And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were born upon Joseph’s knees.

50:24 And Joseph said to his brothers, I am dying; but God will surely visit you, and bring you up out of this land to the land which he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

50:25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from here.

50:26 So Joseph died, being 110 years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

End of Genesis – Online Bible


[1] Eve added to the words of God.  God never said, “neither shall you touch it.”  But then again, Eve received the commandment second-hand, through Adam.  God told this commandment to Adam when he was alone; Gen. 2:15,16. Eve was supposed to believe her husband.

[2] Compare Genesis 4:7, that sin’s desire is for Cain, but he must rule over it.  Same Hebrew word for desire.

[3] Compare Genesis 3:16, that the woman’s desire is for the man, but he shall rule over her.  Same Hebrew word for desire.  Did you know you could be the object of Sin’s longing?

[4] “Let your seed possess the gate of those that hate them” = “Let your descendants capture the cities of those who hate them.”

[5] That is, “I am having my period.”

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