1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was shapeless and formless and darkness was on the face of the
deep. And the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light and there was light. 4 And God saw the light
that it was good and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called
the light day and he called the darkness night. And the evening and the morning
were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters and let it divide
the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the expanse and divided the waters
which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse and
it was so. 8 And God called the expanse Heaven. And the evening and the morning
were the second day.
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together into one
place and let the dry land appear and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land
Earth and he called the gathering together of the waters Seas and God saw that it
was good. 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed
and the fruit tree yielding fruit on the earth after its kind, whose seed is in itself
and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass and herb yielding seed after its
kind and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after its kind and God
saw that it was good. 13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heaven to divide the
day from the night and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and
years 15 And let them be for lights in the expanse of the heaven to give light on
the earth and it was so. 16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule
the day and the lesser light and the stars also to rule the night. 17 And God set
them in the expanse of the heaven to give light on the earth, 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. 19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth the moving creature that
has life abundantly and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open expanse of heaven. 21
And God created great fish and every living creature that moves, which the waters
brought forth abundantly, after their kind and every winged fowl after his kind and
God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and
multiply and fill the waters in the seas and let fowl multiply in the earth. 23 And
the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after its kind, cattle
and creeping things and the animal of the earth after its kind and it was so. 25 And
God made the animal of the earth after its kind and cattle after their kind and every
thing that creeps on the earth after its kind and God saw that it was good.
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 fowl of the air and over the
cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, he created him in the image of God, he created them male
and female. 28 And God blessed them and God said to them, Be
fruitful and multiply and fill up the earth and subdue it and have dominion
over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over every living thing that
moves on the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every seed bearing herb, which is on the
face of all the earth and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed, it
shall be for food for you. 30 And I have given every green herb for food to every animal
of the earth and to every fowl of
the air and to every thing that creeps on the earth, in which there is life and it
was so. 31 And God saw every thing that he
had made and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were
the sixth day.
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1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished and all the host of them. 2 And on
the seventh day God ended his work which he had made and he rested on the
seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3 And God blessed the seventh
day and sanctified it because that in it he had rested from all his work which God
created and made.
4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created,
in the day that The LORD God made the earth and its heavens 5 And every
plant of the field before it was in the earth and every herb of the field before it
grew for The LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth and there was
no man to till the ground. 6 But a mist went up from the earth and watered
the whole face of the ground. 7 And The LORD God formed man from the dust of the
ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living
8 And The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden and he put the
man whom he had formed there. 9 And The LORD God made every tree to grow out of the ground that is
pleasant to the sight and good for food, also the tree of
life in the midst of the garden and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. 10 And a
river went out of Eden to water the garden and from there it was parted and became
four heads. 11 The name of the first is Pison, that is that which encircles the
whole land of Havilah, where there is gold 12 And the gold of that land is good.
Bdellium and the onyx stone are there. 13 And the name of the second river is Gihon,
the same is that which encircles the whole land of Ethiopia. 14 And the name of the
third river is Tigris, that which goes toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth
river is Euphrates. 15 And The LORD God took the man and put him in the
garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16 And The LORD God commanded the man, saying, you may freely eat of every tree of the garden
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.
18 And The LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone, I will
make him a helper fit for him. 19 And The LORD God formed
every animal of the field and every fowl of the air out of the ground and brought them to Adam to
see what he would call them and whatever Adam called every living creature that
was its name. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle and to the fowl of the
air and to every animal of the field but there was not found a helper fit for Adam.
21 And The LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam and he slept and he
took one of his ribs and closed up his flesh instead, 22 And the rib, which
The LORD God had taken from man, he made a woman and brought her to the
man. 23 And Adam 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.
24 Therefore a
man shall leave his father and his mother and shall cleave to his wife and they shall be
one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife and were not
1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which The LORD
God had made. And he said to the woman, yes, has God said, you shall not eat of
every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat of the
fruit of the trees of the garden 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. 4 And the serpent said to the woman, you shall not surely die 5 For God knows
that in the day you eat of it your eyes shall be opened and you shall be as
God, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was
pleasant to the eyes and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit
and ate and also gave to her husband with her and he ate. 7 And the eyes of
both of them were opened and they knew that they were naked and they sewed fig
leaves together and made themselves aprons. 8 And they heard the voice of The
LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day and Adam hid himself and
his wife did the same, among the trees of the garden from the presence of The LORD
9 And The LORD God called to Adam and said to him, Where are you? 10 And he
said, I heard your voice in the garden and I was afraid, because I was naked and I
11 And he said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree,
which I commanded you that you should not eat? 12 And the man said, The woman
whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree and I ate. 13 And The
LORD God said to the woman, What is this that you have done? And the woman
said, The serpent beguiled me and I ate.
14 And The LORD God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, you are
cursed above all cattle and above every animal of the field, you shall
go on your belly and you shall eat dust all the days of your life
15 And I will put a hatred
between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed, he shall bruise
your head and you shall bruise his heel.
16 To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception,
you shall bring forth children in sorrow and your desire shall be to your husband
and he shall rule over you.
17 And he said to Adam, Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and
have eaten of the tree which I commanded you, saying, you shall not eat of it,
cursed is the ground for your sake, you shall eat in sorrow all the days of your
life, 18 It shall also bring forth thorns and thistles to you and you shall eat the herb
of the field. 19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the
ground for you were taken out of it for you are dust and to dust you shall return.
20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
21 The LORD God made coats of skins for Adam and also for his wife and clothed
22 And The LORD God said, Behold, the man has become as one of us, to know
good and evil and now, lest he put forth his hand and also take of the tree of life
and eat and live for ever, 23 Therefore The LORD God sent him out from the
garden of Eden, to till the ground from where he was taken.
24 So he drove out
the man and he placed Cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden and a flaming
sword which turned every way, to guard the way of the tree of life.
1 And Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived and bore Cain and said, I have
gotten a man from The LORD. 2 And she again bore his brother Abel. And Abel
was a keeper of sheep but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 And in process of time Cain brought an offering to The LORD from the fruit of the
ground. 4 And Abel also brought of the firstborn of his
flock and of its fat. And The LORD had respect to Abel and to his offering 5
But he did not have respect to Cain and to his offering. And Cain was very angry
and his countenance fell.
6 And The LORD said to Cain, Why are you angry and why is your countenance
fallen? 7 If you do well, shall it not be lifted up? and if you do not do well, sin lies
at the door. And you shall desire it, but you can rule over it.
8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother and when they were in the
field, Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.
9 And The LORD said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I do not
know Am I my brother's keeper? 10 And he said, What have you done? The voice
of your brother's blood cries to me from the ground. 11 And now you are cursed
from the earth, which has opened her mouth to receive your brother's blood from
your hand, 12 When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield to you her
strength, A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be in the earth.
13 And Cain said to The LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
Behold, you have driven me out this day from the face of the earth and I shall be
hidden from your face and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth and it
shall be that every one who finds me shall kill me. 15 And The LORD
said to him, Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him seven
times. And The LORD set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him.
16 And Cain went out from the presence of The LORD and dwelled in the land of
Nod, on the east of Eden. 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. 18 And to Enoch was born Irad and to Irad was born Mehujael and to
Mehujael was born Methusael and to Methusael was born Lamech.
19 And Lamech took two wives to himself, the name of one was Adah and the
name of the other Zillah. 20 And Adah bore Jabal, he was the father of such as
dwell in tents and of such as have cattle. 21 And his brother's name was Jubal, he
was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. 22 And Zillah, also bore
Tubalcain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron and the sister of
Tubalcain was Naamah.
23 And Lamech said to his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice, you wives of
Lamech, listen to my speech for I have killed a man for wounding me and a
young man for hurting me. 24 If Cain should be avenged seven times, truly Lamech
seventy seven times.
25 And Adam knew his wife again and she bore a son and called his name Seth
for she said, God has appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain
killed. 26 And there was also born a son to Seth and he called his name
Enos, then men began to call on the name of The LORD.
1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, he made him in the likeness of God, 2 He created them male and female and blessed
them and in the day when they were created he called their name Adam. 3 And Adam
lived one hundred thirty years and a son was born to him in his own likeness
after his image and he called his name Seth 4 And the days of Adam after Seth
was born were eight hundred years and he had sons and daughters 5 And all the
days that Adam lived were nine hundred thirty years and he died.
6 And Seth lived one hundred five years and Enos was born to him 7 And Seth
lived eight hundred seven years, after Enos was born to him and had sons and
daughters 8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred twelve years and he died.
9 And Enos lived ninety years and Cainan was born to him 10 And Enos lived eight hundred fifteen years
after Cainan was born to him and had sons and
daughters 11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred five years and he died.
12 And Cainan lived seventy years and Mahalaleel was born to him. 13 And
Cainan lived eight hundred forty years after Mahalaleel was born to him and he had
sons and daughters. 14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred ten years and
he died. 15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty five years and Jared was born to him 16
And Mahalaleel lived eight hundred thirty years after Jared was born to him and
had sons and daughters. 17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred
ninety five years and he died. 18 And Jared lived one hundred sixty two years and
Enoch was born to him. 19 And Jared lived eight hundred years after Enoch was born to
him and had sons and daughters. 20 And all the days of Jared were nine
hundred sixty two years and he died.
21 And Enoch lived sixty five years and Methuselah was born to him 22 And
Enoch walked with God three hundred years after Methuselah was born to him and
had sons and daughters 23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty five
years 24 And Enoch walked with God and he was not for God took him.
25 And Methuselah lived one hundred eighty seven years and Lamech was born to
him 26 And Methuselah lived seven hundred eighty
two years after Lamech was born to him and had sons and daughters
27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty nine years and he died.
28 And Lamech lived one hundred eighty two years and a son was born to him 29
And he called his name Noah, saying, This one shall comfort us concerning our
work and the toil of our hands because of the ground which The LORD has cursed.
30 And Lamech lived five hundred ninety five years after Noah was born to him
and had sons and daughters 31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred
seventy seven years and he died. 32 And Noah was five hundred years old and to
Noah were born Shem, Ham and Japheth.
1 And when men began to multiply on the face of the earth and
daughters were born to them 2 The sons of God saw the daughters of men that
they were fair and they took wives to themselves of all whom they chose.
3 And The LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man for he is also
flesh, yet his days shall be one hundred twenty years.
4 There were nephiliym in the earth in those days and also after the sons of God
came into the daughters of men and they bore children to them, the same became
mighty men which of old, were men of renown. 5 And The LORD 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 And The LORD regretted that he had made man on the earth and it grieved him
at his heart. 7 And The LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from
the face of the earth, both man and animal and the creeping thing and the fowls of
the air for I have been caused to regret that I made them. 8 But Noah found grace
in the eyes of The LORD.
9 These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a just man and perfect in his
generations and Noah walked with God. 10 And three sons were born to Noah,
Shem, Ham and Japheth.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God and the earth was filled with violence. 12
And God looked on the earth and behold, it was corrupt for all flesh had
corrupted his way on the earth.
13 And God said to Noah, The end of all flesh has come before me for the earth is
filled with violence through them and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 14
Make an ark of gopher wood, you shall make rooms in the ark and shall pitch it inside and outside with pitch. 15 And this is the form in which you shall make it,
The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its breadth fifty cubits, its height thirty cubits. 16 You shall make a window in the ark and shall finish it above
in a cubit and you shall set the door of the ark in its side
and you shall make it with lower, second and
third stories 17 and behold, I, even I, bring a
flood of waters on the earth, to destroy all flesh from
under heaven, in which is the breath of life and every thing that is in the earth shall die. 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. 19 And you shall bring into the ark two of
every kind of every living thing of all flesh, to keep them alive with you, they shall be male and female.
20 Of fowls after their kind and of cattle after their kind, of every
creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come to you to keep
them alive. 21 And take of all food that is eaten and you shall gather it to you
and it shall be for food for you and for them. 22 Noah did according to all that
God commanded him, so he did.
1 And The LORD said to Noah, Come, you and all your house into the ark for
I have seen you righteous before me in this generation. 2 You shall
take of every clean animal to you by sevens, the male and his female and of animals
that are not clean by
two, the male and his female. 3 Also fowls of the air by sevens, the male and the
female, to keep seed alive on the face of all the earth. 4 For yet seven days and I will
cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights and I will destroy every living substance
that I have made from off the face of the earth.
5 And Noah did according to all that The LORD commanded him. 6 And Noah was
six hundred years old when the flood of waters was on the earth. 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. 8 Of clean animals and of animals that are not clean and of
fowls and of every thing that creeps on the earth, 9 They went in two by two to
Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah. 10 And after seven days the waters of the flood were on the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day
of the month, the same day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up and
the windows of heaven were opened. 12 And the rain was on the earth forty days
and forty nights.
13 In the selfsame day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of
Noah and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them entered into the ark, 14
They and every animal after his kind and all the cattle after their kind and every
creeping thing that creeps on the earth after his kind and every fowl after his kind,
every bird of every sort. 15 And they went in to Noah into the ark, two by two of all
flesh, in which is the breath of life. 16 And those that went in, went in male and
female of all flesh, as God had commanded him and The LORD shut him in.
17 And the flood was forty days on the earth and the waters increased and bore up
the ark and it was lifted up above the earth. 18 And the waters prevailed and were
increased greatly on the earth and the ark went on the face of the waters. 19 And the
waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth and all the high hills that were under the
whole heaven were covered. 20 The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward and the
mountains were covered.
21 And all flesh died that moved on the earth, both of fowl and of cattle and of
animals and of every creeping thing that creeps on the earth and every man. 22 All in
whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry
land died. 23 And every living substance was destroyed which was on the face of the ground,
both man and cattle and the creeping things and the fowl of the heaven and they were
destroyed from the earth and only Noah and those who were with him
in the ark remained alive. 24 And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred fifty days.
1And God remembered Noah and every living thing 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, 2The fountains of
the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped and also the rain from heaven
was restrained, 3And the waters returned from off the earth
continually and after the end of the hundred fifty days the waters were
4And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day
of the month, on the mountains of Ararat. 5And the waters decreased
continually until the tenth month. The tops of the mountains were seen in
the tenth month, on the first day of the month.
6And at the end of forty days, Noah opened
the window of the ark which he had made 7And he sent out a raven,
which went out to and fro, until the waters were dried up from the
earth. 8Also he sent a dove out from him, to see if the waters
were abated from the face of the ground 9But the dove did not find any
rest for the sole of her foot and she returned to him into the ark for
the waters were on the face of the whole earth. Then he put out
his hand and took her and pulled her in to him into the ark.
10And he waited yet another seven days and again he sent out
the dove out of the ark 11And the dove came in to him in the
evening and, lo, an olive leaf plucked off was in her mouth. So
Noah knew that the waters were abated from the earth. 12And
he waited yet another seven days and sent out the dove, which did not
return again to him any more.
13And in the six hundred first year, in the first
month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried
up from the earth and Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked
and, behold, the face of the ground was dry. 14And in the second
month, on the twenty seventh day of the month, the was earth dried.
15And God spoke to Noah, saying, 16Go out of the ark,
you and your wife and your sons and your sons' wives with you.
17Bring out with you every living thing that is with
you, of all flesh, both of fowl and of cattle and of every creeping
thing that creeps on the earth so that they may breed abundantly in the earth
and be fruitful and multiply on the earth. 18And Noah went out
and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him. 19Every
animal, every creeping thing and every fowl and whatever creeps
on the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
20And Noah built an altar to The LORD and took
of every clean animal and of every clean fowl and offered burnt offerings
on the altar. 21And The LORD smelled a sweet savor
and The LORD said in his heart, I will not curse the ground
again any more for man's sake for the imagination of man's heart is
evil from his youth, neither will I strike every living thing any more again,
as I have done. 22While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest
and cold and heat and summer and winter and day and night shall not cease.
And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, Be fruitful and multiply and
replenish the earth. 2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every
animal of the earth and on every fowl of the air, on all that moves on the earth and
on all the fish of the sea, they are delivered into your hand. 3 Every moving thing that
lives shall be food for you, even as the green herb I have given you all things.
4 But you shall not
eat the flesh with its life, which is its blood. 5 And surely your
blood of your lives will I require, I will require it at the hand of every animal and at
the hand of man, I will require the life of man at the hand of every man's brother. 6
Whoever sheds man's blood, his blood be shall shed by man for in the image of God
he made man. 7 And be fruitful and multiply, bring forth abundantly in the earth
and multiply on it.
8 And God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying, 9 And I, behold, I
establish my covenant with you and with your seed after you 10 And with every
living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle and of every animal of the
earth with you, from all that go out of the ark, to every animal of the earth. 11 And I
will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the
waters of a flood, neither shall there be a flood any more to destroy the earth.
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. 13 I set my
bow in the cloud and it shall be a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
14 And when I bring a cloud over the earth the bow shall
be seen in the cloud 15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and
you and every living creature of all flesh and the waters shall not become a
flood to destroy all flesh again. 16 And the bow shall be in the cloud and I will look to it so
that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature
of all flesh that is on the earth. 17 And God said to Noah, This is the token of the
covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.
18 And the sons of Noah, who went out of the ark, were Shem and Ham and
Japheth and Ham is the father of Canaan. 19 These are the three sons of Noah and
of them the whole earth was overspread.
20 And Noah began to be a husbandman
and he planted a vineyard 21 And he drank of the wine and was drunk and he was
uncovered within his tent. 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of
his father and told his two brothers outside. 23 And Shem and Japheth took a
garment and laid it on both their shoulders and went backward and covered the
nakedness of their father and their faces were backward and they did not see their
24 And Noah woke from his wine and knew what his younger son had done to him.
25 And he said,
"Cursed be Canaan, a servant of servants shall he be to his brothers. 26 And he said,
Blessed be The LORD God of Shem and Canaan shall be his servant. 27 God shall
enlarge Japheth and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem and Canaan shall be his
28 And Noah lived three hundred fifty years after the flood. 29 And all the days of
Noah were nine hundred fifty years and he died.
Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham and Japheth and to
them sons were born after the flood.
2 The sons of Japheth,
Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan and Tubal and Meshech and Tiras. 3
And the sons of Gomer, Ashkenaz and Riphas and Togarmah. 4 And the sons of
Javan, Elishah and Tarshish, Kittim and Dodanim. 5 By these were the isles of the
Gentiles divided in their lands, every one after his tongue, after their families, in their
6 And the sons of Ham,
Cush and Mizraim and Phut and Canaan.
7 And the sons of Cush, Seba and Havilah and Sabtah and Raamah and Sabtecha
and the sons of Raamah, Sheba and Dedan. 8 And Nimrod was born to Cush, he
began to be a mighty one in the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before The LORD.
Therefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before The LORD. 10 And
the beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the
land of Shinar.
Asshur is a descendant of Shem and not a descendant of Cush
11 Asshur went forth out of that land and built Nineveh and the
city Rehoboth and Calah 12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah, the same is a
13 And Mizraim begat Ludim and Anamim and Lehabim and Naphtuhim, 14 And
Pathrusim and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
15 And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn and Heth, 16 And the Jebusite and the
Amorite and the Girgasite, 17 And the Hivite and the Arkite and the Sinite, 18 And
the Arvadite and the Zemarite and the Hamathite and afterward were the families
of the Canaanites spread abroad. 19 And the border of the Canaanites was from
Sidon, as you come to Gerar to Gaza, as you go to Sodom and Gomorrah and
Admah and Zeboim, even to Lasha. 20 These are the sons of Ham, after their
families, after their tongues, in their countries and in their nations.
21 To Shem:
also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to
him were children born. 22 The children of Shem, Elam and Asshur and Arphaxad
and Lud and Aram. 23 And the children of Aram, Uz and Hul and Gether and
Mash. 24 And Salah was born to Arphaxad and Eber was born to Salah. 25 And two sons were born
to Eber. The name of one was Peleg for in his days the earth was
divided and his brother's name was Joktan. 26 And to Joktan was born Almodad
and Sheleph and Hazarmaveth and Jerah, 27 And Hadoram and Uzal and Diklah,
28 And Obal and Abimael and Sheba, 29 And Ophir and Havilah and Jobab. All
these were the sons of Joktan. 30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as you go to
Sephar a mount of the east. 31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after
their tongues, in their lands, after their nations. 32 These are the families of the sons
of Noah, after their generations, in their nations and by these the nations were
divided in the earth after the flood.
And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech. 2 And as they
journeyed from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and
they dwelled there. 3 And they said to one another, Come, let us make bricks and burn
them throughly. And they had brick for stone and they had slime for mortar. 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 on the face of the whole earth.
5 And The LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of
men built 6 And The LORD said, Behold, the people are one and they all have one
language and they begin to do this and now nothing will be restrained from them,
which they have imagined to do. 7 Come, let us go down there and confound their
language so that they may not understand one another's speech. 8 So The LORD
scattered them abroad from there on the face of all the earth and they left off
building the city. 9 Therefore its name is called Babel, because The LORD
confounded the language of all the earth there and from there The LORD scattered them
abroad on the face of all the earth.
10 These are the generations of Shem. Shem was one hundred years old and
Arphaxad was born to him two years after the flood 11 And Shem lived five hundred years after
Arphaxad was born to him and had sons and daughters. 12 And
Arphaxad lived thirty five years and Salah was born to him 13 And Arphaxad lived four hundred three years
after Salah was born to him and he had sons and daughters.
14 And Salah lived thirty years and Eber was born to him 15 And Salah lived four hundred three years after
Eber was born to him and he had sons and daughters. 16 And Eber lived thirty four years
and Peleg was born to him 17 And Eber lived four hundred thirty years after
Peleg was born to him and he had sons and daughters. 18
And Peleg lived thirty years and Reu was born to him 19 And Peleg lived two hundred nine years after Reu
was born to him and he had sons and daughters. 20 And Reu
lived thirty two years and Serug was born to him 21 And Reu lived two hundred seven years after Serug was
born to him and he had sons and daughters. 22 And Serug
lived thirty years and Nahor was born to him 23 And Serug lived two hundred years after Nahor was
born to him and he had sons and daughters. 24 And Nahor lived
twenty nine years and Terah was born to him 25 And Nahor lived one hundred nineteen years after Terah was
born to him and he had sons and daughters. 26 And Terah lived seventy years and Abram, Nahor
and Haran were born to him
27 Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah sired Abram, Nahor and Haran
and Haran sired Lot. 28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his
nativity in Ur of the Chaldees. 29 And Abram and Nahor took 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. 30 And Sarai was barren, she
had no child. 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 out with
them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan and they came to
Haran and lived there. 32 And the days of Terah were two hundred five years and
Terah died in Haran.
Now The LORD had said to Abram,
"Get out of your country and from your kindred and from your father's house, to a
land that I will show you 2 And I will make a great nation of you and I will bless
you and make your name great and you shall be a blessing 3 And I will bless those
who bless you and curse him who curses you and in you all families of the earth shall
4 So Abram departed, as The LORD had spoken to him and Lot went with him and
Abram was seventy five years old when he departed out of Haran. 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 got in Haran and they went out to go into the
land of Canaan and into the land of Canaan they came.
6 And Abram passed through the land to the place of Sichem, to the plain of Moreh
and the Canaanites were then in the land.
7 And The LORD appeared to Abram and
said, I will give this land to your seed and he built an altar there to The LORD, who
had appeared to him. 8 And he removed from there to a mountain on the east of
Bethel and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west and Hai on the east and
he built an altar there to The LORD and called on the name of The LORD. 9 And Abram
journeyed, going on still toward the Negev.
10 And there was a famine in the land and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn
there for the famine was grievous in the land. 11 And when he was
near to entering into Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that
you are a fair woman to look on. 12 Therefore it shall be, when the
Egyptians shall see you that they shall say, This is his wife and they will kill me but
they will save you alive. 13 I beseech you, say you are my sister so that it may be well
with me for your sake and my soul shall live because of you.
14 And when Abram had come into Egypt, the Egyptians
beheld the woman that she was very fair. 15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her
and commended her before Pharaoh and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
16 And he treated Abram well for her sake and he had sheep and oxen and male
asses and menservants and maidservants and female asses and camels. 17 But The
LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's
wife. 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? 19 Why did you say, She is my
sister? so I might have taken her to me as a wife. Now therefore behold your wife,
take her and go your way. 20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him
and they sent him and his wife and all that he had away.
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And Abram went up out of Egypt into the Negev, he and his wife and all that he had and Lot with
him. 2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver and in gold. 3
And he went on his journey from the Negev even to Bethel, to the place where his
tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai, 4 To the place of the altar,
which he had made there at the first and there Abram called on the name of The
5 And Lot who went with Abram also had flocks and herds and tents. 6 And the
land was not able to bear them, so that they might dwell together for their substance
was great so that they could not dwell together. 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 dwelled in the land then. 8 And Abram said to Lot, I beseech you, let there be no
strife between me and you and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen for we are brothers.
9 Is not the whole land before you? I beseech you, separate yourself from me,
if you will take the left hand, then I will go to the right or if
you go to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
10 And Lot lifted up his eyes and beheld all the plain of the Jordan that it was well
watered every where, before The LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the
garden of The LORD, like the land of Egypt, as you come to Zoar. 11 Then Lot
chose all the plain of Jordan and Lot journeyed east and they separated themselves
from one another. 12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan and Lot dwelled in the
cities of the plain and pitched his tent toward Sodom. 13 But the men of Sodom
were exceedingly wicked and sinners before The LORD.
14 And after Lot was separated from him, The LORD said to Abram, Now lift up
your eyes and look from the place where you are northward and southward and
eastward and westward. 15 For I will give all the land which you see to you and
to your seed for ever. 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 your seed shall also be numbered. 17
Arise, walk through the land in its length and in its breadth for I will give
it to you. 18 Then Abram removed his tent and came and lived in the plain of
Mamre which is in Hebron and built an altar there to The LORD.
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And in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar,
Chedorlaomer king of Elam and Tidal king of nations, 2 These 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, which is Zoar. 3 All these were
joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. 4 Twelve years they
served Chedorlaomer and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. 5 And in the fourteenth
year Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him came and struck the Rephaim
in Ashteroth Karnaim and the Zuzim in Ham and the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim
6 And the Horites in their Mount Seir, to Elparan, which is by the wilderness 7 And
they returned and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh and struck all the country of
the Amalekites and also the Amorites, who lived in Hazezontamar. 8 And the king
of Sodom went out and the king of Gomorrah and the king of Admah and the king
of Zeboiim and the king of Bela (which is Zoar) and they joined the battle with
them in the vale of Siddim, 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam and with Tidal
king of nations and Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Ellasar, four kings
with five. 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slime pits and the kings of Sodom
and Gomorrah fled and fell there and those who remained fled to the mountain. 11
And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food stores and
went their way. 12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who lived in Sodom
and his goods and departed.
13 And one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew for he lived in
the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner and these
were confederate with Abram.
14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken
captive, he armed his three hundred eighteen trained servants, born in
his own house and pursued them to Dan.
15 And he divided himself against them, he and
his servants and struck them by night and pursued them to Hobah, which is on the
left hand of Damascus. 16 And he brought back all the goods and also brought again
his brother Lot and his goods and the women also and the people.
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, which is
the king's dale. 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine
and he was the priest of the most high God. 19 And he blessed him and said, Blessed
be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth 20 And blessed be
the most high God, who has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him
tithes of all.
21 And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the people and take the goods to
yourself. 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand to The
LORD the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, 23 That I will not take
from a thread even to a shoe latchet and that I will not take any thing that is yours,
lest you should say, I have made Abram rich, 24 Except only that which the young men
have eaten and the portion of the men who went with me, Aner, Eshcol and Mamre,
let them take their portion.
After these things the word of The LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear
not, Abram, I am your shield and your exceedingly great reward.
2 And Abram said, Lord, LORD, what will you give me, seeing I go childless
and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? 3 And Abram said,
Behold you have given no seed to me and lo, one born in my house is my heir. 4
And, behold, the word of The LORD came to him, saying, This shall not be your
heir but he who shall come forth out of your own bowels shall be your heir. 5 And he
brought him out abroad and said, Look now toward heaven and tell the stars, if
you are able to number them and he said to him, So shall your seed be. 6 And he
believed The LORD and he counted it to him for righteousness.
7 And he said to him, I am The LORD who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees, to
give you this land to inherit. 8 And he said, Lord GOD, How shall I know
that I shall inherit it? 9 And he said to him, Take a heifer of three years old for me
and a female goat of three years old and a ram of three years old and a turtledove
and a young pigeon. 10 And he took all these and divided them in the midst
and laid each piece one against the other but he did not divide the birds. 11 And when
the fowls came down on the carcases, Abram drove them away.
12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram and lo, a horror
of great darkness fell on him.
13 And he said to Abram, Know of a surety that your
seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs and shall serve them and they
shall afflict them four hundred years 14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve,
I will judge and afterward they shall come out with great substance. 15 And you
shall go to your fathers in peace, you shall be buried in a good old age. 16 But in the
fourth generation they shall come here again for the iniquity of the Amorites is not
17 And when the sun went down and it was dark, behold a
smoking furnace and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. 18 In the
same day The LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, To your seed I have
given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates, 19 The
Kenites and the Kenizzites and the Kadmonites 20 And the Hittites and the
Perizzites and the Rephaims 21 And the Amorites and the Canaanites and the
Girgashites and the Jebusites.
Now Sarai Abram's wife bore him no children and she had a handmaid, an
Egyptian, whose name was Hagar 2 And Sarai said to Abram, Behold now, The
LORD has restrained me from bearing, I beseech you, go in to my maid, it may be
that I may obtain children by her. And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai 3 And
Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar, her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelled ten
years in the land of Canaan and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
4 And he went in to Hagar and she conceived and when she saw that she had
conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. 5 And Sarai said to Abram, My
wrong is on you. I have given my maid into your bosom and when she saw that she
had conceived, I was despised in her eyes. The LORD judge between me and you. 6
But Abram said to Sarai, Behold, your maid is in your hand, do to her as it pleases
you. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
7 And the angel of The LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by
the fountain in the way to Shur 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, where did you
come from and where will you go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress
Sarai. 9 And the angel of The LORD said to her, Return to your mistress and submit
yourself under her hands.
10 And the angel of The LORD said to her, I will multiply your seed exceedingly so
that it shall not be numbered for multitude. 11 And the angel of The LORD said to
her, Behold, you are with child and shall bear a son and shall call his name Ishmael
because The LORD has heard your affliction. 12 And he will be a wild man, his
hand will be against every man and every man's hand against him and he shall
dwell in the presence of all his brothers. 13 And she called the name of The LORD
who spoke to her, (Atah Elraiy) you God see me for she said, I have also here looked after him who
sees me? 14 Therefore the well was called Beerlahairoi,
(The well of the living one who sees me) behold, it is between Kadesh
15 And Hagar bore Abram a son and Abram called his son's name, whom Hagar
bore, Ishmael. 16 And Abram was eighty six years old, when Hagar bore Ishmael to
And when Abram was ninety nine years old, The LORD appeared to Abram and
said to him, I am God Almighty, walk before me and be perfect. 2 And I will make
my covenant between me and you and will multiply you exceedingly. 3 And Abram
fell on his face and God talked with him, saying,
4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with you and you shall be a father of many
nations. 5 Neither shall your name be called Abram any more but your name shall
be Abraham for I have made you a father of many nations. 6 And I will make you
exceedingly fruitful and I will make nations of you and kings shall come out of you.
7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in
their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to you and to your seed
after you. 8 And I will give to you all the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession
and the land in which you are a stranger to your seed after you and I will be their
9 And God said to Abraham, therefore you shall keep my covenant, you and
your seed after you in their generations.
10 This is my covenant, which you shall
keep, between me and you and your seed after you. Every man child among you shall
be circumcised. 11 And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin and it shall
be a token of the covenant between me and you. 12 And he who is eight days old shall
be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he who is born in the
house or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of your seed. 13 He who
is born in your house and he who is bought with your money, must be circumcised
and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
14 And the
uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul
shall be cut off from his people, he has broken my covenant.
15 And God said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name
Sarai but her name shall be Sarah. 16 And I will bless her and give you a son also
of her. Yes, I will bless her and she shall be a mother of nations, kings of people shall
be of her. 17 Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said in his heart, Shall
a child be born to him who is one hundred years old and shall Sarah, who is ninety
years old, bear? 18 And Abraham said to God, O that Ishmael might live before you!
19 And God said, Sarah your wife shall indeed bear you a son and you shall call his
name Isaac and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant
and with his seed after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have
blessed him and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly, he shall sire twelve
princes and I will make him a great nation. 21 But I will establish my covenant with Isaac,
whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time in the next year.
22 And he left off talking with him and God went up from Abraham.
23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son and all who were born in his house and all
who were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house
and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said to
him. 24 And Abraham was ninety nine years old, when he was circumcised in the
flesh of his foreskin. 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was
circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 26 In the selfsame day Abraham and his son Ishmael were
circumcised 27 And all the men of his house, born in the house
and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.
And The LORD appeared to him in the plains of Mamre as he sat in the tent door
in the heat of the day 2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked and lo, three men
stood by him and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and
bowed himself toward the ground, 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favor in
your sight, I beseech you, do not pass away from your servant. 4 I beseech you,
let a little water be fetched and wash your feet and rest yourselves under the tree 5
And I will fetch a morsel of bread and comfort your hearts, after that you shall pass
on for therefore you have come to your servant. And they said, So do as you have
said. 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah and said, Make ready quickly
three measures of fine meal, knead it and make cakes on the hearth. 7 And
Abraham ran to the herd and fetched a tender and good calf and gave it to a young
man and he hurried to dress it. 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 ate.
9 And they said to him, Where is Sarah your wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
10 And he said, I will certainly return to you according to the time of life and lo,
Sarah your wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was
behind him. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age and it
ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. 12 Therefore Sarah laughed
within herself, saying, After I am grown old shall I have pleasure, my Lord being old
also? 13 And The LORD said to Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a
surety bear a child, who is old? 14 Is any thing too hard for The LORD? At the time
appointed I will return to you, according to the time of life and Sarah shall have a
son. 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I did not laugh for she was afraid. And he said,
No but you did laugh.
16 And the men rose up from there and looked toward Sodom and Abraham went
with them to bring them on the way. 17 And The LORD said, Shall I hide from
Abraham the thing which I am doing, 18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a
great and mighty nation and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19
For I know him that he will command his children and his household after him and
they shall keep the way of The LORD, to do justice and judgment so that The LORD
may bring on Abraham that which he has spoken of him. 20 And The LORD said,
Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great and because their sin is very
grievous, 21 I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether
according to its cry, which has come to me and if not, I will know. 22 And the
men turned their faces from there and went toward Sodom but Abraham stood
before The LORD.
23 And Abraham drew near and said, Will you also destroy the righteous with the
wicked? 24 Perhaps there are fifty righteous in the city, will you also destroy and not
spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it? 25 Let that be far from you to do
after this manner, to kill the righteous with the wicked and that the righteous should
be as the wicked, let that be far from you. Should not the Judge of all the earth do right?
26 And The LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous in the city, then I will
spare all the place for their sakes. 27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now,
I have taken on me to speak to The LORD, who is dust and ashes. 28 Perhaps
there shall lack five of the fifty righteous, will you destroy all the city for lack of five?
And he said, If I find there forty five, I will not destroy it. 29 And he spoke to him yet
again and said, Perhaps there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it
for forty's sake. 30 And he said to him, Oh let not The LORD be angry and I will
speak. Perhaps there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find
thirty there. 31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken on me to speak to The LORD.
Perhaps there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for
twenty's sake. 32 And he said, Oh let not The LORD be angry and I will speak yet
but this once. Perhaps ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for
ten's sake. 33 And The LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with
Abraham and Abraham returned to his place.
And two angels came to Sodom at evening and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom and
seeing them Lot rose up to meet them and he bowed himself with his face toward the
ground, 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords I beseech you turn into your
servant's house and tarry all night and wash your feet and you shall rise up early
and go on your ways. And they said, No but we will abide in the street all night. 3
And he pressed on them greatly and they turned in to him and entered into his
house and he made a feast for them and baked unleavened bread and they ate.
4 But before they lay down, the men of the city both old and young, even the men of Sodom, surrounded the house. All the people from every quarter 5 And they called to
Lot and said to him, Where are the men who came in to you this night? Bring them
out to us so that we may know them. 6 And Lot went out at the door to them and shut
the door after him, 7 And said, I beseech you, brothers, do not so wickedly. 8 Behold
now, I have two daughters which have not known man, I beseech you, let me bring
them out to you and do to them as is good in your eyes. Only do nothing to
these men for therefore they came under the shadow of my roof. 9 And they said,
Stand back. And they spoke saying, This one came in to sojourn and he wants to
be a judge. Now we will deal worse with you than with them. And they pressed sore
on the man, even Lot and came near to break the door. 10 But the men put out their
hand and pulled Lot into the house to them and shut the door. 11 And they struck
the men who were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great so
that they wearied themselves to find the door.
12 And the men said to Lot, Have you here any beside, son in law and your sons
and your daughters? and whoever you have in the city, bring them out of this place
13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is grown great before the
face of The LORD and The LORD has sent us to destroy it. 14 And Lot went out
and spoke to his sons in law, who had married his daughters and said, Up, get you
out of this place for The LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one who
mocked to his sons in law.
15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hurried Lot, saying, Arise, take your
wife and your two daughters, who are here, lest you be consumed in the iniquity of
the city. 16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold on his hand and on the hand
of his wife and on the hand of his two daughters, The LORD being merciful to him
and they brought him out and set him outside the city. 17 And when
they had brought them out abroad, he said, Escape for your life, do not
look behind you, neither stay in all the plain, escape to the mountain, lest you be
consumed. 18 And Lot said to them, Oh, not so, my lord, 19 Behold now, your
servant has found grace in your sight and you have magnified your mercy, which
you have shown to me in saving my life and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest
some evil take me and I die. 20 Behold now, this city is near to flee to and it is a
little one. Oh, let me escape there, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live. 21
And he said to him, See, I have accepted you concerning this thing also so that I will
not overthrow this city for which you have spoken. 22 Hurry, escape there for I
cannot do any thing till you have come there. Therefore the name of the city was called
Zoar (little, insignificant). 23 The sun was risen on the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
24 Then The LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from The
LORD out of heaven 25 And he overthrew those cities and all the plain and all the
inhabitants of the cities and that which grew on the ground.
26 But his wife looked back from behind him and she became a pillar of salt.
27 And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he stood before The
LORD 28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah and toward all the land of
the plain and beheld and lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a
furnace. 29 And when God destroyed the cities of the plain, God
remembered Abraham and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he
overthrew the cities in which Lot dwelled.
30 And Lot went up out of Zoar and dwelled in the mountain and his two daughters
with him for he feared to dwell in Zoar and he lived in a cave, he and his two
daughters. 31 And the firstborn said to the younger, Our father is old
and there is not
a man in the earth to come in to us after the manner of all the earth. 32 Come, let us
make our father drink wine and we will lie with him so that we may preserve seed of
our father. 33 And they made their father drink wine that night and the firstborn
went in and lay with her father and he did not perceive when she lay down nor when
she arose. 34 And on the next morning, the firstborn 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 so that we may preserve seed of our father.
35 And they made their father drink wine that night also and the younger arose and
lay with him and he did not perceive when she lay down nor when she arose. 36 Thus
were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. 37 And the firstborn bore a
son and called his name Moab (from his father) the same is the father of the Moabites to this day. 38
And the younger also bore a son and called his name Benammi son of my people, the same is the father of the children of Ammon to this day.
And Abraham journeyed from there toward the Negev and dwelled between Kadesh
and Shur and sojourned in Gerar. 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my
sister and Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.
3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, Behold, you are
a dead man because of the woman which you have taken for she is a man's wife. 4
But Abimelech had not come near her and he said, LORD, will you kill also a
righteous nation? 5 Did he not say to me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself
said, He is my brother. In the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands I have
done this. 6 And God said to him in a dream, Yes, I know that you did this in the
integrity of your heart for I also withheld you from sinning against me. Therefore I
did not allow you to touch her. 7 Now therefore restore to the man his wife for he is
a prophet and he shall pray for you and you shall live and if you do not restore her,
know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.
8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning and called all his servants and told
all these things in their ears and the men were sore afraid. 9 Then Abimelech called
Abraham and said to him, What have you done to us and how have I offended you so
that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds to
me that should not be done. 10 And Abimelech said to Abraham, What did you see
that you have done this thing? 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the
fear of God is not in this place and they will kill me for my wife's sake. 12 And yet
indeed she is my sister, she is the daughter of my father but not the daughter of my
mother and she became my wife. 13 And when God caused me to
wander from my father's house, I said to her, This is your kindness which you
shall show to me, at every place where we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.
14 And Abimelech took sheep and oxen and menservants and women servants and
gave them to Abraham and restored Sarah his wife to him. 15 And Abimelech said,
Behold, my land is before you, dwell where it pleases you. 16 And to Sarah he said,
Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver. Behold, it is a
covering of the eyes for you and to all who are with you and with all others.
Thus she was reproved. 17 So Abraham prayed to God and God healed Abimelech and his wife
and his maidservants and they bore children. 18 For The LORD had fast closed up
all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of Sarah Abraham's wife.
And The LORD visited Sarah as he had said and The LORD did to Sarah as he had
spoken. 2 For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time
which God had spoken to him. 3 And Abraham called the name of his son who
was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac. 4 And Abraham circumcised his
son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him. 5 And Abraham was
one hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born to him. 6 And Sarah said, God
has made me to laugh so that all who hear will laugh with me. 7 And she said, Who
would have said to Abraham that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have
born him a son in his old age. 8 And the child grew and was weaned and Abraham
made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.
9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had born to Abraham,
mocking. 10 Therefore she said to Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son
for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. 11
And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son. 12 And God
said to Abraham, Do not let it be grievous in your sight because of the lad and because
of your bondwoman. In all that Sarah has said to you, listen to her voice for in Isaac
your seed shall be called. 13 And I will also make a nation of the son of the bondwoman because he is your seed.
14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning and took bread and a bottle of water
and gave it and the child to Hagar, putting the bread and water on her shoulder
and sent her away and
she departed and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba. 15 And the water in the bottle was
spent and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. 16 And she went
and sat down opposite him a good way off, even as a bowshot for she said, Let me
not see the death of the child. And she sat opposite him and lifted up her voice and
wept. 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 troubles you, Hagar? Do not fear for God has heard
the voice of the lad where he is. 18 Arise, lift up the lad and strengthen him by your hand
for I will make him a great nation. 19 And God opened her eyes and she saw a well
of water and she went and filled the bottle with water and gave drink to the lad. 20
And God was with the lad and he grew and dwelled in the wilderness and became
an archer. 21 And he dwelled in the wilderness of Paran and his mother took a
wife for him out of the land of Egypt.
22 And at that time Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of
his host spoke to Abraham, saying, God is with you in all that you do. 23 Now
therefore swear here to me 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 where you have sojourned. 24 And Abraham said, I
will swear. 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which
Abimelech's servants had violently taken away. 26 And Abimelech said, I did not
know who did this thing neither did you tell me nor have I heard it until
today. 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech and both
of them made a covenant. 28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by
themselves. 29 And Abimelech said to Abraham, What do these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves
mean? 30 And he said, Because you shall take
these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that they may be a witness to me that I dug
this well. 31 Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because both
of them swore there (Sheva means both Oath and Seven). 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba. Then Abimelech rose up and Phichol the chief captain of his host and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba and there called on the name of The
LORD, the everlasting God. 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.
And after these things God tested Abraham and said to him,
Abraham and he said, Behold, here I am. 2 And he said, Take now your son, your
only son Isaac, whom you love and go to the land of Moriah and offer him
there for a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.
3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning and saddled his ass and took two of
his young men with him and Isaac his son and split the wood for the burnt offering
and rose up and went to the place of which God had told him. 4 Then on the third
day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place afar off. 5 And Abraham said to
his young men, Stay here with the ass and I and the lad will go yonder and worship
and come again to you. 6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid
it on Isaac his son and he took the fire in his hand and a knife and they went both
of them together. 7 And Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, My father and
he said, Here I am my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood but where is
the lamb for a burnt offering? 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide
himself a lamb for a burnt offering. So both of them went together. 9 And they
came to the place of which God had told him and Abraham built an altar there and
laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar on the
wood. 10 And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to kill his son.
11 And the angel of The LORD called to him out of heaven and said, Abraham,
Abraham and he said, Here I am. 12 And he said, Do not lay your hand on the lad
neither do any thing to him for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not
withheld your son, your only son from me. 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes and
looked and behold behind him a ram was caught in a thicket by his horns and
Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering instead of
his son. 14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh (The LORD will see), as it is said to
this day, In the mount of The LORD it shall be seen.
15 And the angel of The LORD called to Abraham out of heaven the second time 16
And said, I have sworn by myself says The LORD for because you have done this
thing and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 That in blessing I will bless
you and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven and as the
sand which is on the sea shore and your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies
18 And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed because you have
obeyed my voice. 19 So Abraham returned to his young men and they rose up and
went together to Beersheba and Abraham dwelled at Beersheba.
Rebekah is introduced into the narrative.
20 And after these
things Abraham was told, saying, Behold,
Milcah, has also born children to your brother Nahor, 21 Huz his firstborn and Buz
his brother and Kemuel the father of Aram 22 And Chesed and Hazo and Pildash
and Jidlaph and Bethuel. 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to
Nahor, Abraham's brother. 24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah
also bore Tebah and Gaham and Thahash and Maachah.
And Sarah was one hundred twenty seven years old, these were the years of the life
of Sarah. 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath Arba (Villiage of four), the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.
3 And Abraham stood up from the presence of his dead and spoke to the sons of
Heth, saying, 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you. Give me a possession of a
burying place with you so that I may bury my dead out of my sight. 5 And the children
of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him, 6 Hear us, my lord, you are a mighty
prince among us. In the choice of our sepulchres bury your dead, none of us shall
withhold from you his sepulcher so that you may bury your dead. 7 And Abraham
stood up and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
8 And he communed with them, saying, If it is your mind that I should bury my
dead out of my sight, hear me and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar 9 That
he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he has, which is in the end of his
field. For as much money as it is worth he shall give it to me for a possession of a
burying place among you. 10 And Ephron dwelled among the children of Heth and
Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even
all who went in at the gate of his city, saying, 11 No, my lord, hear me, I give the
field to you and the cave that is in it, I give it to you, in the presence of the sons of
my people I give it to you. Bury your dead. 12 And Abraham bowed down himself
before the people of the land. 13 And he spoke to Ephron in the audience of the
people of the land, saying but if you will give it, I beseech you, hear me. I will give
you money for the field, take it from me and I will bury my dead there. 14 And
Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him, 15 My Lord, hear me, the land is worth
four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between me and you? Therefore bury your
16 And Abraham heard Ephron and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which
he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver,
current money with the merchant. 17 And 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 borders around it, were
made sure 18 to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth,
before all who went in at the gate of his city. 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. 20 And the field and the cave that is in it, were made
sure to Abraham for a possession of a burying place by the sons of Heth.
And Abraham was old, having come to many days and The LORD had blessed
Abraham in all things. 2 And Abraham said to his oldest servant of his house, who
ruled over all that he had, I beseech you, put your hand under my thigh 3 And I
will make you swear by The LORD the God of heaven and the God of the earth
that you shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among
whom I dwell. 4 But you shall go to my country and to my kindred and take a wife
for my son Isaac. 5 And the servant said to him, Perhaps the woman will not be
willing to follow me to this land. Must I bring your son again to the land from where
you came? 6 And Abraham said to him, Beware that you do not bring my son there
again. 7 The LORD God of heaven, who took me from my father's house and from
the land of my kindred and who spoke to me and who swore to me, saying, I will give this
land to your seed, he shall send his angel before you and you shall take a
wife for my son from there. 8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow you,
then you shall be clear from this my oath. Only do not bring my son there again. 9
And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master and swore to
him concerning that matter.
10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master and departed for all
the goods of his master were in his hand and he arose and went to Mesopotamia, to
the city of Nahor. 11 And he made his camels to kneel down outside the city by a
well of water at evening time, even the time that women go out to draw water. 12
And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I beseech you, send me good
speed this day and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 Behold, I stand here
by the well of water and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw
water 14 And let it be that the maiden to whom I shall say, Let down
your pitcher, I beseech you so that I may drink and she shall say, Drink and I will
give your camels drink also, let the same be she whom you have appointed for your
servant Isaac and by this I shall know that you have shown kindness to my master.
15 And behold, before he had finished speaking, Rebekah who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah,
the wife of Nahor, Abraham's
brother, came out with her pitcher on her shoulder. 16 And the maiden was very fair to look
on, a virgin, neither had any man known her and she went down to the well and
filled her pitcher and came up. 17 And the servant ran to meet her and said, Let
me, I beseech you, drink a little water of your pitcher. 18 And she said, Drink, my
Lord and she hurried and let down her pitcher on her hand and gave him drink. 19
And when she had finished giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for your
camels also, until they have finished drinking. 20 And she hurried and emptied her
pitcher into the trough and ran again to the well to draw water and drew for all his
camels. 21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to know whether The
LORD had made his journey prosperous or not. 22 And when the
camels had finished drinking, the man took a golden earring of half a shekel
weight and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold, 23 And said,
Whose daughter are you? tell me, I beseech you. Is there room in your father's house
for us to lodge in? 24 And she said to him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of
Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor. 25 Moreover she said to him, We have both straw
and provender enough and room to lodge in. 26 And the man bowed down his head
and worshiped The LORD. 27 And he said, Blessed be The LORD God of my
master Abraham, who has not left my master destitute of his mercy and his truth, I
being in the way, The LORD led me to the house of my master's brothers. 28 And
the maiden ran and told these things to her mother's household.
29 And Rebekah had a brother and his name was Laban and Laban ran out to the
man to the well. 30 And when he saw the earring and bracelets on
his sister's hands and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus
the man spoke to me, then he came to the man and behold, he stood by the camels
at the well 31 And he said, Come in, you blessed of The LORD, why do you stand
outside? for I have prepared the house and room for the camels. 32 And the man
came into the house and he ungirded his camels and gave straw and provender for
the camels and water to wash his feet and the men's feet who were with him. 33
And food to eat was set before him but he said, I will not eat, until I have told
my errand. And he said, Speak on. 34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. 35 And
The LORD has blessed my master greatly and he has become great and he has given
him flocks and herds and silver and gold and menservants and maidservants and
camels and asses. 36 And Sarah my master's wife bore a son to my master when
she was old and he has given all that he has to him. 37 And my master made me
swear, saying, you shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the
Canaanites, in whose land I dwell 38 But you shall go to my father's house and to
my kindred and take a wife for my son. 39 And I said to my master, Perhaps the
woman will not follow me. 40 And he said to me, The LORD, 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. 41 Then you shall be clear from
this my oath, when you come to my kindred and if they do not give you one, you
shall be clear from my oath. 42 And I came this day to the well and said, O LORD
God of my master Abraham, if now you prosper my way in which I go, 43 Behold, I
stand by the well of water and it shall be that when the virgin comes
out to draw water and I say to her, I beseech you, give me a little water from your
pitcher to drink, 44 And she says to me, Drink and I will also draw for both you and
your camels, let the same be the woman whom The LORD has appointed for my
master's son. 45 And before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah
came out with her pitcher on her shoulder and she went down to the well and
drew water and I said to her, I beseech you let me drink. 46 And she hurried and
let down her pitcher from her shoulder and said, Drink and I will also give your camels
drink, so I drank and she made the camels drink also. 47 And I asked 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 earring on her face and the bracelets on her
hands. 48 And I bowed down my head and worshiped The LORD and blessed The
LORD God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the right way to take my
master's brother's daughter for his son. 49 And now if you will deal kindly and truly
with my master, tell me and if not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand or to
the left. 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from
The LORD. We cannot speak good or bad to you. 51 Behold, Rebekah is before you,
take her and go and let her be your master's son's
wife, as The LORD has spoken.
52 And when Abraham's servant heard their words, he
worshiped The LORD, bowing himself to the earth. 53 And the servant brought
out jewels of silver and jewels of gold and raiment and gave them to Rebekah. He also
gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.
54 And they ate and drank, he and the men who were with him and stayed all night
and they rose up in the morning and he said, Send me away to my master. 55 And
her brother and her mother said, Let the maiden abide with us a few days, at the least
ten, after that she shall go. 56 And he said to them, Do not hinder me, seeing The
LORD has prospered my way, send me away that I may go to my master. 57 And
they said, We will call the maiden and enquire at her mouth. 58 And they called
Rebekah and said to her, Will you go with this man? And she said, I will go. 59
And they sent Rebekah their sister and her nurse and Abraham's servant and
his men away. 60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, You are our sister, be the
mother of thousands of millions and let your seed possess the gate of those which
hate them. 61 And Rebekah and her maidens arose and they rode on the camels
and followed the man and the servant took Rebekah and went their way.
62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi for he dwelled in the Negev.
63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at evening and he lifted up his
eyes and saw and behold, the camels were coming. 64 And Rebekah lifted up her
eyes and when she saw Isaac she jumped off the camel. 65 For she had said to the
servant, What man is this who walks in the field to meet us? And the servant had
said, It is my master. Therefore she took a veil and covered herself. 66 And the
servant told Isaac all things that he had done. 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.
Then Abraham again took a wife and her name was Keturah. 2 And she bore him
Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian and Ishbak and Shuah. 3 And to Sheba and Dedan
were born to Jokshan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim and
Letushim and Leummim. 4 And the sons of Midian, Ephah and Epher and
Hanoch and Abida and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah. 5 And
Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac. 6 But to the sons of the concubines, which
Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts and sent them away eastward to the east country from Isaac
his son, while he
yet lived, 7 And these are the days of the years of
Abraham's life which he lived, one hundred seventy five years. 8 Then Abraham
gave up the ghost and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years and was
gathered to his people. 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of
Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before
Mamre, 10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth. There Abraham and Sarah his wife
were buried. 11 And after the death of Abraham,
God blessed his son Isaac and Isaac dwelled by the well Lahairoi.
12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the
Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bore to Abraham 13 And these are the names of the
sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations, the firstborn of
Ishmael, Nebajoth and Kedar and Adbeel and Mibsam, 14 And Mishma and
Dumah and Massa, 15 Hadar and Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah. 16 These
are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their towns and by their
castles, twelve princes according to their nations. 17 And these are the years of the
life of Ishmael, one hundred thirty seven years and he gave up the ghost and died
and was gathered to his people. 18 And they dwelled from Havilah as you go toward Assyria to
Shur, which is before Egypt and he died in the presence of all his
19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son. Isaac was born to
Abraham 20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah the sister
of Laban the Syrian, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram for a wife. 21
And Isaac entreated The LORD for his wife, because she was barren and The
LORD was entreated of him and his wife Rebekah conceived. 22 And the children
struggled together within her and she said, If it is so, why am I thus? And she went
to enquire of The LORD. 23 And The LORD said to her, Two nations are in your
womb and two manner of people shall be separated from your bowels and one
people shall be stronger than the other people and the older shall serve the younger.
24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her
womb 25 And the first came out red, like a hairy garment all over and they called
his name Esau. 26 And after that his brother came out and his hand took hold on
Esau's heel and his name was called Jacob and Isaac was sixty years old when she
bore them. 27 And the boys grew and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the
field and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. 28 And Isaac loved Esau
because he ate of his venison but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29 And Jacob boiled a pottage and Esau came from the field and he was faint.
30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I beseech you, with that same red pottage for I
am faint. Therefore his name was called Edom. 31 And Jacob said, Sell me your
birthright today. 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die and what profit
shall this birthright do for me? 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day and he
swore to him and he sold his birthright to Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread
and pottage of lentils and he ate and drank and rose up and went his way. Thus
Esau despised his birthright.
And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of
Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines. 2 And The
LORD appeared to him and said, Do not go down into Egypt, dwell in the land of
which I shall tell you. 3 Sojourn in this land and I will be with you and will bless
you for I will give all these countries to you and to your seed and I will perform
the oath which I swore to your father Abraham 4 And I will make your seed to
multiply as the stars of heaven and will give all these countries to your seed and in
your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed 5 Because Abraham obeyed
my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes and my laws.
6 And Isaac dwelled in Gerar. 7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife and
he said, She is my sister for he feared to say, She is my wife, lest, he said,
of the place may kill me for Rebekah because she was fair to look on. 8 And when he had been there a long time
Abimelech king of the
Philistines looked out a window and saw and behold, Isaac was sporting with
Rebekah his wife. 9 And Abimelech called Isaac and said, Behold, surely she is
your wife and how did you say, She is my sister? And Isaac said to him, Because I
said, Lest I die for her. 10 And Abimelech said, What is this that you have done to
us? one of the people might lightly have laid with your wife and you might have
brought guiltiness on us. 11 And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He who
touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.
12 Then Isaac sowed in that land and received in the same year one hundredfold
and The LORD blessed him. 13 And the man grew great and went forward and
grew until he became very great 14 For he had possessions of flocks and
possessions of herds and great store of servants and the Philistines envied him. 15
For all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his
father, the Philistines had stopped them and filled them with earth. 16 And
Abimelech said to Isaac, Go from us for you are more mighty than we. 17 And
Isaac departed from there and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar and dwelled
there. 18 And Isaac dug the wells of water again, 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. 19
And Isaac's servants dug in the valley and found a well of springing water there. 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 strove with him. 21 And they
dug another well and strove for that also and he called its name Sitnah enmity. 22
And he removed from there and dug another well and they did not strive for that
and he called its name Rehoboth a wide place and he said for now The LORD has made
room for us and we shall be fruitful in the land. 23 And he went up from there to
Beersheba. 24 And The LORD 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. 25 And he built an altar there
and called on the name of The LORD and pitched his tent there and Isaac's
servants dug a well there.
26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar and Ahuzzath one of his friends and
Phichol the chief captain of his army. 27 And Isaac said to them, Why do you come
to me, seeing you hate me and have sent me away from you? 28 And they said, We
certainly saw that The LORD 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 29 That
you will not hurt us, 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 The
LORD. 30 And he made a feast for them and they ate and drank. 31 And they rose up
early in the morning and swore to each other and Isaac sent them away and they
departed from him in peace. 32 And on the same day, Isaac's
servants came and told him concerning the well which they had dug and said to
him, We have found water. 33 And he called it Sheba, Therefore the name of the
city is Beersheba to this day.
34 And Esau was forty years old when he took for a wife Judith the daughter of
Beeri the Hittite and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite, 35 Which were a
grief of mind to Isaac and to Rebekah.
And when Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he
could not see, he called Esau his oldest son and said to him, My son and he said to
him, Behold, here I am. 2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I do not know the
day of my death, 3 Now therefore I beseech you, take your weapons, your quiver
and your bow and go out to the field and take some venison for me, 4 And make
savory meat for me, such as I love and bring it to me so that I may eat so that my soul may bless
you before I die. 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.
6 And Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard your father speak to
Esau your brother, saying, 7 Bring me venison and make savory meat for me so that I
may eat and bless you before The LORD before my death. 8 Now therefore, my
son, obey my voice according to that which I command you. 9 Go now to the flock
and fetch me from there two good kids of the goats and I will make them savory
meat for your father, such as he loves 10 And you shall bring it to your father so that
he may eat and that he may bless you before his death. 11 And Jacob said to
Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man and I am a smooth
man. 12 Perhaps my father will feel me and I shall seem to him as a deceiver and I
shall bring a curse on me and not a blessing. 13 And his mother said to him, Let your curse be on me,
my son, only obey my voice and go fetch them to me. 14 And he went
and fetched and brought them to his mother and his mother made savory meat,
such as his father loved. 15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her oldest son
Esau, which were with her in the house and put them on Jacob her younger son 16
And she put the skins of the kids of the goats on his hands and on the smooth of his
neck. 17 And she gave the savory meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into
the hand of her son Jacob.
18 And he came to his father and said, My father and he said, Here I am, who are
you, my son? 19 And Jacob said to his father, I am Esau your firstborn, I have done
as you asked me, arise, I beseech you, sit and eat of my venison so that your soul may
bless me. 20 And Isaac said to his son, How is it that you have found it so quickly,
my son? And he said, Because The LORD your God brought it to me. 21 And Isaac
said to Jacob, Come near, I beseech you so that I may feel you, my son, whether you
are my very son Esau or not. 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. 23
And he did not discern him because his hands were hairy as his brother Esau's
hands. So he blessed him 24 And he said, Are you my very son Esau? And he said, I
am. 25 And he said, Bring it near to me and I will eat of my son's venison so that my
soul may bless you. And he brought it near to him and he ate and he brought him
wine and he drank. 26 And his father Isaac said to him, Come near now and kiss
me, my son. 27 And he came near and kissed him and he smelled the smell of his
raiment and blessed him and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field
which The LORD has blessed. 28 Therefore God give you of the dew of heaven
and the fatness of the earth and plenty of corn and wine. 29 Let people 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 who curses you and blessed be he who blesses
30 And 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, Esau his
brother came in from his hunting. 31 And he also had made savory meat and
brought it to his father and said to his father, Let my father rise and eat of his son's
venison so that your soul may bless me. 32 And Isaac his father said to him, Who are
you? And he said, I am your son, your firstborn Esau. 33 And Isaac trembled very
exceedingly and said, Who? where is he who has taken venison and brought it to me
and I have eaten of all before you came and have blessed him? yes and he shall be
blessed. 34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and
exceedingly bitter cry and said to his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
35 And he said, Your brother came with subtlety and has taken away your blessing.
36 And he said, Is he not rightly named 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? 37 And Isaac answered and
said to Esau, Behold, I have made him your lord and I given have all his brothers to
him for servants and with corn and wine have I sustained him and what shall I do
now to you, my son? 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.
39 And Isaac his father answered and said to him, Behold, your dwelling shall be the
fatness of the earth and of the dew of heaven from above, 40 And by your sword
you shall live and shall serve your brother and it shall be when you shall
have the dominion that you shall break his yoke from off your neck.
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
I will kill my brother Jacob. 42 And these words of her older son Esau were told to
Rebekah and she sent and called Jacob her younger son and said to him, Behold,
your brother Esau, as touching you, comforts himself, purposing to kill you. 43
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice and arise, flee to Laban my brother to
Haran, 44 And tarry with him a few days, until your brother's fury turns away, 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 deprived
also of you both in one day? 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 which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?
And Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and charged him and said to him, you
shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. 2 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the
house of Bethuel your mother's father and take a wife from there of the daughters
of Laban your mother's brother. 3 And God Almighty bless you and make you
fruitful and multiply you so that you may be a multitude of people,
4 And give you
the blessing of Abraham to you and to your seed with you, that you may inherit the
land in which you are a stranger, which God gave to Abraham. 5 And Isaac sent
Jacob away and he went to Padanaram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the
brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
6 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Padanaram, to
take 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, 7 And that Jacob obeyed his father
and his mother and had gone to Padanaram 8 And Esau seeing that the daughters
of Canaan did not please Isaac his father, 9 Then Esau went to Ishmael and added
to the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the
sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
10 And Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran. 11 And he lighted
on a certain place and tarried there all night, because the sun was set and he took of
the stones of that place and put them for his pillows and lay down in that place to
sleep. 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 were ascending and descending on
it. 13 and behold, The LORD stood above it and said, I am The LORD God of
Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The land where you lie, I will give to
you and to your seed 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 all the families of the earth shall be blessed. 15 and
behold, I am with you and will keep you in all places where ever 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.
16 And Jacob wakened out of his sleep and he said, Surely The LORD is in this
place and I did not know it. 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. 18 And Jacob
rose up early in the morning and took the stone that he had put for his pillows and
set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. 19 And he called the name of
that place Bethel but the name of that city was called Luz at the first. 20 And Jacob
vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me and will keep me in the way that I go
and will give me bread to eat and raiment to put on 21 So that I come again to my
father's house in peace, then The LORD shall be my God 22 And this stone, which
I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house and of all that you shall give me I will
surely give the tenth to you.
Then Jacob went on his journey and came to the land of the people of the east 2
And he looked and behold a well in the field and lo, there were three flocks of
sheep lying by it for they watered the flocks out of that well and a great stone was
on the well's mouth. 3 And the flocks were all gathered there and they rolled the
stone from the well's mouth and watered the sheep and put the stone in its place again on the
well's mouth. 4 And Jacob said to them, My brothers, where are you
from? And they said, We are from Haran. 5 And he said to them, Do you know
Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him. 6 And he said to them, Is he
well? And they said, He is well and behold, Rachel his daughter comes with the
sheep. 7 And he said, Look, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should
be gathered together. Water the sheep and go and feed them. 8 And they said, We
cannot, until all the flocks are gathered together and till they roll the stone from the
well's mouth, then we water the sheep.
9 And while he yet spoke with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep for she
kept them. 10 And when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban
his mother's brother and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, Jacob went
near and rolled the stone from the well's mouth and watered the flock of Laban his
mother's brother. 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel and lifted up his voice and wept. 12
And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother and that he was Rebekah's
son and she ran and told her father. 13 And when Laban heard the
tidings of Jacob his sister's son, he ran to meet him and embraced him and
kissed him and brought him to his house and he told Laban all these things. 14
And Laban said to him, Surely you are my bone and my flesh. And he abode with
him about a month.
15 And Laban said to Jacob, Because you are my brother, should you therefore
serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be? 16 And Laban had two
daughters, the name of the older was Leah and the name of the younger was Rachel.
17 Leah was tender eyed but Rachel was beautiful and well favored. 18 And Jacob
loved Rachel and said, I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger
daughter. 19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to you, than that I should
give her to another man. Abide with me. 20 And Jacob served seven years for
Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days for the love he had to her. 21 And
Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife for my days are fulfilled so that I may go in to
her. 22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place and made a feast. 23
And in the evening he took Leah his daughter and brought her
to him and he went in to her. 24 And Laban gave Zilpah his maid to his daughter
Leah for a handmaid. 25 And in the morning, behold, it was
Leah and he said to Laban, What is this you have done to me? Did I not serve with
you for Rachel? Why then have you beguiled me? 26 And Laban said, It must not be
so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn. 27 Fulfil her week
and we will also give her to you for the service which you shall serve with me yet
another seven years. 28 And Jacob did so and fulfilled her week and he gave him
Rachel his daughter for a wife also. 29 And Laban gave Bilhah his handmaid to
Rachel his daughter to be her maid. 30 And he went in also to Rachel and he also loved
Rachel more than Leah and served with him yet another seven years.
31 And when The LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb but
Rachel was barren. 32 And Leah conceived and bore a son and she called his name
Reuben for she said, Surely The LORD has looked on my affliction, now therefore
my husband will love me. 33 And she conceived again and bore a son and said,
Because The LORD has heard that I was hated, he has therefore given me this son
also and she called his name Simeon. 34 And she conceived again and bore a son
and said, Now this time will my husband be joined to me because I have born him
three sons. Therefore his name was called Levi. 35 And she conceived again and
bore a son and she said, Now will I praise The LORD. Therefore she called his name
Judah and left bearing.
And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister and
said to Jacob, Give me children or else I die. 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled
against Rachel and he said, Am I in God's place, who has withheld from you the
fruit of the womb? 3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in to her and she
shall bear on my knees so that I may also have children by her. 4 And she gave him
Bilhah her handmaid for a wife and Jacob went in to her. 5 And Bilhah conceived
and bore Jacob a son. 6 And Rachel said, God has judged me and has also heard my
voice and has given me a son. Therefore she called his name Dan. 7 And Bilhah
Rachel's maid conceived again and bore Jacob a second son. 8 And Rachel said,
With a great wrestling I have wrestled with my sister and I have prevailed and she
called his name Naphtali. 9 When Leah saw that she had stopped bearing, she took
Zilpah her maid and gave her to Jacob for a wife. 10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bore
Jacob a son. 11 And Leah said, A troop comes and she called his name Gad. 12
And Zilpah Leah's maid bore Jacob a second son. 13 And Leah said, Happy am I,
for the daughters will call me blessed and she called his name Asher.
14 And in the days of wheat harvest Reuben went and found mandrakes in the field
and brought them to his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, I beseech
you, give me of your son's mandrakes. 15 And she said to her, Is it a small matter that you
have taken my husband and would you take away my son's mandrakes too? And
Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with you tonight for your son's mandrakes. 16
And Jacob came out of 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. 17 And God heard Leah and she conceived and
bore Jacob the fifth son. 18 And Leah said, God has given me my wages because I
have given my maiden to my husband and she called his name Issachar. 19 And
Leah conceived again and bore Jacob the sixth son. 20 And Leah said, God has
endowed me with a good dowry, now will my husband dwell with me because I
have born him six sons and she called his name Zebulun. 21 And afterwards she
bore a daughter and called her name Dinah. 22 And God remembered Rachel and
God heard her and opened her womb. 23 And she conceived and bore a son and
said, God has taken away my reproach 24 And she called his name Joseph and
said, The LORD shall add to me another son.
25 And when Rachel had born Joseph, Jacob said to Laban,
Send me away so that I may go to my own place and to my country. 26 Give me my
wives and my children for whom I have served you and let me go for you know
my service which I have done for you. 27 And Laban said to him, I beseech you, if I
have found favor in your eyes, wait for I have learned by experience that The
LORD has blessed me for your sake. 28 And he said, Appoint me your wages and I
will give it. 29 And he said to him, you know how I have served you and how your
cattle were with me. 30 For what you had was little before I came and it is now
increased to a multitude and The LORD has blessed you since my coming and now
when shall I also provide for my own house? 31 And he said, What shall I give
you? And Jacob said, You shall not give me any thing. If you will do this thing for
me, I will again feed and keep your flock. 32 I will pass through all your flock today,
removing from there all the speckled and spotted cattle and all the brown cattle
among the sheep and the spotted and speckled among the goats and of such shall be
my hire. 33 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall
come for my hire before your face. Every one that is not speckled and spotted among
the goats and brown among the sheep that shall be counted stolen with me. 34 And
Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to your word. 35 And he removed
that day the male goats that were ring streaked and spotted and all the female goats
that were speckled and spotted and every one that had some white in it and all the
brown among the sheep and gave them into the hand of his sons. 36 And he set
three days' journey between himself and Jacob and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's
37 And Jacob took rods of green poplar and of the hazel and chestnut tree and
pealed white streaks in them and made the white appear which was in the rods. 38
And he set the rods which he had pealed before the flocks in the gutters in the
watering troughs when the flocks came to drink so that they should conceive when
they came to drink. 39 And the flocks conceived before the rods and brought forth
cattle ring streaked, speckled and spotted. 40 And Jacob separated the lambs and
set the faces of the flocks toward the ring streaked and all the brown in the flock of
Laban and he put his own flocks by themselves and did not put them with Laban's
cattle. 41 And whenever the stronger cattle conceived, Jacob
laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters so that they might conceive
among the rods. 42 But when the cattle were feeble, he did not put them in. So the
feebler were Laban's and the stronger Jacob's. 43 And the man increased
exceedingly and had much cattle and maidservants and menservants and camels
And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was
our father's and of that which was our father's has he gotten all this glory. 2 And
Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban and behold, it was not toward him as
before. 3 And The LORD said to Jacob, Return to the land of your fathers and to
your kindred and I will be with you. 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah
to the field to his flock, 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. 6 And you
know that with all my power I have served your father. 7 And your father has
deceived me and changed my wages ten times but God did not allow him to hurt
me. 8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be your wages, then all the cattle bore
speckled and if he said thus, The ring streaked shall be your hire, then all the cattle
bore ring streaked. 9 Thus God has taken away the cattle of your father and given
them to me. 10 And at the time that the cattle conceived, I lifted
up my eyes and saw in a dream and behold, the rams which leaped on the cattle
were ring streaked, speckled and grizzled. 11 And the angel of God spoke to me in
a dream, saying, Jacob and I said, Here I am. 12 And he said, Lift up your eyes
now and see, all the rams which leap on the cattle are ring streaked, speckled and
grizzled for I have seen all that Laban does to you. 13 I am the God of Bethel,
where you anointed the pillar and where you vowed a vow to me. Now arise, get
out of this land and return to the land of your kindred. 14 And Rachel and Leah
answered and said to him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our
father's house? 15 Are we not counted strangers by him? For he has sold us and has
also quite devoured our money. 16 For all the riches which God has taken from our
father is ours and our children's. Now then, whatever God has said to you, do.
17 Then Jacob rose up and set his sons and his wives on camels, 18 And he carried
away all his cattle and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting,
which he had gotten in Padanaram, to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.
19 And Laban went to shear his sheep but Rachel had stolen the images that were
her father's. 20 And Jacob stole away unaware to Laban the Syrian, because he did
not tell him that he fled. 21 So he fled with all that he had and he rose up and
passed over the river and set his face toward Mount Gilead. 22 And Laban was told on the third day that Jacob had fled 23 And he took his brothers with him
and pursued after him seven days' journey and they overtook him in Mount Gilead.
24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night and said to him, Take
heed that you do not speak to Jacob either good or bad.
25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount and
Laban with his brothers pitched in Mount Gilead. 26 And Laban said to Jacob, What
have you done that you have stolen away unaware to me and carried away my
daughters, as captives taken with the sword? 27 Why did you flee away secretly and
steal away from me and did not tell me because I might have sent you away with
mirth and with songs, with tabret and with harp? 28 And you have not allowed me
to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now you have done foolishly in so doing. 29 It is
in the power of my hand to hurt you but the God of your father spoke to me last
night, saying, Take heed that you do not speak to Jacob either good or bad.
30 And now, though you would be gone because you have sore longed after your father's
house, yet why have you stolen my gods? 31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban
Because I was afraid for I said, Perhaps you would take your daughters from me by
force. 32 With whoever you find your gods, let him not live. Before our brothers,
discern what is yours with me and take it to you. For Jacob did not know that
Rachel had stolen them. 33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent and into Leah's tent
and into the two maidservants' tents but he did not find them. Then he went out of
Leah's tent and entered into Rachel's tent. 34 Now Rachel had taken the images
and put them in the camel's furniture and sat on them. And Laban searched all the
tent but did not find them. 35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease my
lord that I cannot rise up before you for the custom of women is on me. And he
searched but did not find the images.
36 And Jacob was angry and argued with Laban and Jacob answered and said
to Laban, What is my trespass? What is my sin that you have so hotly pursued after
me? 37 Now that you have searched all my stuff, what have you found of all your
household stuff? Set it here before my brothers and your brothers so that they may
judge between us both. 38 These twenty years I have been with you, your ewes and
your she goats have not cast their young and I have not eaten the rams of your flock.
39 I did not bring to you that which was torn of animals, I bore its loss. Of my
hand you required it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night. 40 Thus I was, in the
day the drought consumed me and the frost by night and my sleep departed from
my eyes. 41 Thus I have been twenty years in your house, I served you fourteen
years for your two daughters and six years for your cattle and you have changed my
wages ten times. 42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the fear
of Isaac, had been with me, surely you would have now sent me away empty. God
has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands and rebuked you last night.
43 And Laban answered and said to Jacob, These daughters are my daughters and
these children are my children and these cattle are
my cattle and all that you see is
mine and what can I do this day to these my daughters or to their children which
they have born? 44 Now therefore come, let us make a covenant, I and you and let it
be for a witness between me and you. 45 And Jacob took a stone and set it up for a
pillar. 46 And Jacob said to his brothers, Gather stones and they took stones and
made a heap and they ate there on the heap. 47 And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha (Aramaic. Pile of witness),
but Jacob called it Galead (Heb. heap of witness). 48 And Laban said, This heap is
a witness between me
and you this day. Therefore its name called was Gilead, 49 And Mizpah (watchtower) for he
said, The LORD watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.
50 If you shall afflict my daughters or if you shall take other wives beside my
daughters, no man is with us, see, God is witness between me and you. 51 And
Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap and behold this pillar, which I have cast
between me and you, 52 This heap is witness and this pillar is 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. 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. 54
Then Jacob offered sacrifice on the mount and called his brothers to eat bread and
they ate bread and tarried all night in the mount. 55 And early in the morning
Laban rose up and kissed his sons and his daughters and blessed them and Laban
departed and returned to his place.
And Jacob went on his way and the angels of God met him. 2 And when Jacob saw
them, he said, This is God's army and he called the name of that place
Mahanaim Heb.(dual) two camps.
3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to the country of Edom to his brother Esau
in the land of Seir. 4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus you shall speak to my
lord Esau, Your servant Jacob says thus, I have sojourned with Laban and stayed
there until now 5 And I have oxen and asses, flocks and menservants and
womenservants and I have sent to tell my lord so that I may find grace in your sight. 6
And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother Esau and
also he comes to meet you and four hundred men with him. 7 Then Jacob was
greatly afraid and distressed and he divided the people who were with him and the
flocks and herds and the camels, into two bands, 8 And said, If Esau comes to the
one company and strikes it, then the other company which is left shall escape.
9 And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, The
LORD who said to me, Return to your country and to your kindred and I will deal
well with you. 10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth,
which you have shown to your servant for I passed over this Jordan with my staff
and now I am become two bands. 11 I beseech you, deliver me from the hand of
my brother, from the hand of Esau for I fear him, lest he will come and strike me
and the mother with the children. 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.
13 And he lodged there that same night and took of that which came to his hand a
present for Esau his brother, 14 Two hundred female goats and twenty male goats,
two hundred ewes and twenty rams, 15 Thirty milk camels with their calves forty
cows and ten bulls, twenty female asses and ten foals. 16 And he delivered them
into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves and said to his servants,
Pass over before me and put a space between each drove. 17 And he commanded
the foremost, saying, When my brother Esau meets you and asks you, saying,
Whose are you? and where are you going? and whose are these before you? 18 Then
you shall say, They are your servant Jacob's, it is a present sent to my lord Esau
and, behold, also he is behind us. 19 And so he commanded the second and the
third and all who followed the droves, saying, You shall speak to Esau in this manner when you find him. 20 And also say, 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. 21 So the present went over before
him and he himself lodged that night in the camp. 22 And he rose up that night
and took his two wives and his two women servants and his eleven sons and
passed over the ford Jabbok. 23 And he took them and sent them over the brook
and sent over what he had.
24 And Jacob was left alone and a man wrestled with him there until the breaking
of day. 25 And when he saw that he did not prevail against him, he touched the
hollow of his thigh and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint as he wrestled
with him. 26 And he said, Let me go for the day breaks. And he said, I will not let
you go, unless you bless me. 27 And he said to him, What is your name? And he
said, Jacob. 28 And he said, Your name shall not be called Jacob anymore but Israel for
as a prince you have power with God and with men and you have prevailed. 29 And
Jacob asked him and said, I beseech you, tell me your name. And he said, Why is
it that you ask my name? And he blessed him there. 30 And Jacob called the
name of the place Penuel for I have seen God face to face and my life is preserved.
31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose on him and he halted on his thigh. 32
Therefore the children of Israel do not eat of the sinew which shrank, which is on the
hollow of the thigh, to this day because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in
the sinew that shrank.
And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked and behold, Esau came and with him four
hundred men. And he divided the children to Leah and to Rachel and to the two
handmaids. 2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost and Leah and
her children after and Rachel and Joseph last. 3 And he passed over before them
and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. 4
And Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him
and they wept.
5 And he lifted up his eyes and saw the women and the children and said, Who are
these with you? And he said, The children which God has graciously given your
servant. 6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children and they
bowed themselves. 7 And Leah also with her children came near and bowed
themselves and after Joseph and Rachel came near and they bowed themselves. 8
And he said, What do you mean by all the droves which I met? And he said, These
are to find grace in the sight of my lord. 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my
brother, keep what you have for yourself. 10 And Jacob said, No, I beseech you, if
I have now found grace in your sight, then receive my present at my hand for
therefore I have seen your face, as though I had seen the face of God and you were
pleased with me. 11 Take, I beseech you, my blessing 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. 12 And he said, Let us take our journey and let us go and I will go
before you. 13 And he said to him, My lord knows that the children are tender and
the flocks and herds with young are with me and if men should overdrive them one
day, all the flock will die. 14 I beseech you, let my lord pass over before his
servant and I will lead on slowly, according as the cattle that go before me and the
children are able to endure, until I come to my lord in Seir. 15 And Esau said, Let
me now leave with you some of the folk who are with me. And he said, What for? let
me find grace in the sight of my Lord.
16 So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir. 17 And Jacob journeyed to
Succoth (booths or huts) and built a house and made huts for his cattle. Therefore the name of the
place is called Succoth. 18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is
in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram and pitched his tent before
19 And he purchased a parcel of a field where he had spread his tent, from the
hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father for one hundred pieces of money.
20 And he erected an altar there and called it El Elohey-Yisrael (God the God of Israel).
And Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob, went out to see the
daughters of the land. 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of
the country, saw her, he took her and lay with her and defiled her. 3 And his soul
linked to Dinah the daughter of Jacob and he loved the maiden and spoke kindly to
the maiden. 4 And Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, Get me this maiden
for a wife. 5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter. Now his sons
were with his cattle in the field and Jacob held his peace until they came.
6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to commune with him. 7 And
the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it and the men were
grieved and they were very angry because he had worked folly in Israel in lying
with Jacob's daughter, which thing ought not to be done. 8 And Hamor communed
with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter. I beseech
you give her to him as a wife. 9 And make marriages with us and give your
daughters to us and take our daughters to you. 10 And you shall dwell with us and
the land shall be before you, dwell and trade in it and get possessions in it. 11 And
Shechem said to her father and to her brothers, Let me find grace in your eyes and
what you shall say to me I will give. 12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift and I
will give it according as you shall say to me but give me the maiden as a wife. 13
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully because he had defiled Dinah their sister.
14 And they said to them, We
cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised for that is a
reproach to us. 15 But in this will we consent to you. If you will be as we are that
every male of you will be circumcised. 16 Then we will 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. 17 But if you will not hear us, to be circumcised, then we will
take our daughter and we will be gone.
18 And their words pleased Hamor and Shechem Hamor's son. 19 And the young
man deferred not to do the thing because he had delight in Jacob's daughter and he
was more honorable than all the house of his father. 20 And Hamor and Shechem
his son came to the gate of their city and communed with the men of their city,
saying, 21 These men are peaceable with us, therefore let them dwell in the land
and trade in it 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. 22 Only in this will
the men consent to us to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us is
circumcised, as they are circumcised. 23 Shall not their cattle and their substance
and every animal of theirs be ours? only let us consent to them and they will dwell
with us. 24 And all who went out of the gate of his city obeyed Hamor and Shechem his son
and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.
25 And on the third day, when they were sore, two of the sons of
Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each man took his sword and came on
the city boldly and killed all the males. 26 And they killed Hamor and Shechem his
son with the edge of the sword and took Dinah out of Shechem's house and went
out. 27 The sons of Jacob came on the slain and spoiled the city, because they had
defiled their sister. 28 They took their sheep and their oxen and their asses and that
which was in the city and that which was in the field 29 And all their wealth and
all their little ones and they took their wives captive and spoiled even all that was in
the house. 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, you have troubled me to make me
to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites
and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me and kill
me and I shall be destroyed, I and my house. 31 And they said, Should he deal with
our sister as with a harlot?
And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there and make an
altar there to God who appeared to you when you fled from the face of your brother Esau.
2 Then Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, Put away the
strange gods that are among you and be clean and change your garments 3 And let
us arise and go up to Bethel and I will make an altar there to God who answered
me in the day of my distress and was with me in the way which I went 4 And they
gave all the strange gods which were in their hands to Jacob and all their earrings
which were in their ears and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
5 And they journeyed and the terror of God was on the cities that were around
them and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan that is Bethel, he and all
the people who were with him. 7 And he built an altar there and called the place
Elbethel (God of the house of God) because God appeared to him there,
when he fled from the face of his
brother. 8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died and she was buried beneath Bethel
under an oak and its name was called Allonbachuth the oak of weeping. 9 And God appeared to
Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram and blessed him. 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. 11 And God said to him, I am
God Almighty, be fruitful and multiply, a nation and a company of nations shall be
of you and kings shall come out of your loins, 12 And the land which I gave to
Abraham and Isaac, I will give it to you and I will give the
land to your seed after you. 13 And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him. 14 And
Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone
and he poured a drink offering on it and he poured oil on it. 15 And Jacob called the
name of the place where God spoke with him, Bethel.
16 And they journeyed from Bethel and there was but a little way to come to
Ephrath and Rachel travailed and she had hard labor. 17 And when she
was in hard labor, the midwife said to her, Fear not you shall also have
this son. 18 And as her soul was departing (for she died)
she called his name Benoni but his father called him Benjamin. 19 And Rachel
died and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem. 20 And Jacob set a
pillar on her grave. That is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.
21 And Israel journeyed and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar. 22 And
when Israel dwelled in that land Reuben went and lay with
Bilhah his father's concubine and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were
twelve, 23 The sons of Leah, Reuben, Jacob's firstborn and Simeon and Levi and
Judah and Issachar and Zebulun. 24 The sons of Rachel, Joseph and Benjamin 25
And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid, Dan and Naphtali 26 And the sons of
Zilpah, Leah's handmaid, Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob, which were
born to him in Padanaram. 27 And Jacob came to Isaac his father to Mamre, to the
city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned. 28 And the
days of Isaac were one hundred eighty years. 29 And Isaac gave up the ghost and
died and was gathered to his people, being old and full of days and his sons Esau
and Jacob buried him.
Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom. 2 Esau took wives of the
daughters of Canaan, Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite and Aholibamah the
daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite 3 And Bashemath Ishmael's
daughter, sister of Nebajoth. 4 And Adah bore Eliphaz to Esau and Bashemath bore
Reuel 5 And Aholibamah bore Jeush and Jaalam and Korah. These are the sons of
Esau, who were born to him in the land of Canaan. 6 And Esau took his wives
and his sons and his daughters and all the persons of his house and his cattle and
all his animals and all his substance which he had gotten in the land of Canaan and
went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob. 7 For their riches were
more than that they might dwell together and the land in which they were strangers
could not bear them because of their cattle. 8 Thus Esau dwelled in Mount Seir.
Esau is Edom.
9 And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in Mount Seir.
10 These are the names of Esau's sons, Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau,
Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau. 11 And the sons of Eliphaz were
Teman, Omar, Zepho and Gatam and Kenaz. 12 And Timna was concubine to
Eliphaz Esau's son and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz. These were the sons of Adah
Esau's wife. 13 And these are the sons of Reuel, Nahas and Zerah, Shammah and
Mizzah. These were the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife. 14 And these were the sons
of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife and she
bore Jeush and Jaalam and Korah to Esau. 15 These were dukes of the sons of
Esau, the sons of Eliphaz the firstborn son of Esau, duke Teman, duke Omar, duke
Zepho, duke Kenaz, 16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam and duke Amalek. These are the
dukes who came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom, these were the sons of Adah. 17
And these are the sons of Reuel Esau's son, duke Nahas, duke Zerah, duke
Shammah, duke Mizzah. These are the dukes who came of Reuel in the land of
Edom, these are the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife. 18 And these are the sons of
Aholibamah Esau's wife, duke Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah. These were the
dukes who came of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife. 19 These are
the sons of Esau, who is Edom and these are their dukes.
20 These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land, Lotan and Shobal
and Zibeon and Anah, 21 And Dishon and Ezer and Dishan. These are the dukes
of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom. 22 And the children of
Lotan were Hori and Hemam and Lotan's sister was Timna. 23 And the children of
Shobal were these, Alvan and Manahas and Ebal, Shepho and Onam. 24 And
these are the children of Zibeon, both Ajah and Anah. This was that Anah who
found the mules in the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father. 25 And
the children of Anah were these, Dishon and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah. 26
And these are the children of Dishon, Hemdan and Eshban and Ithran and Cheran.
27 The children of Ezer are these, Bilhan and Zaavan and Akan. 28 The children
of Dishan are these, Uz and Aran. 29 These are the dukes who came of the Horites,
duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah, 30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer,
duke Dishan. These are the dukes who came of Hori, among their dukes in the land
31 And these are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned
over the children of Israel. 32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom
and the name of his city was Dinhabah. 33 And Bela died and Jobab the son of
Zerah of Bozrah reigned in stead. 34 And Jobab died and Husham of the land of
Temani reigned in stead. 35 And Husham died and Hadad the son of Bedad,
who struck Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in stead and the name of his
city was Avith. 36 And Hadad died and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in stead.
37 And Samlah died and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in stead. 38 And
Saul died and Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in stead. 39 And Baalhanan
the son of Achbor died and Hadar reigned in stead and the name of his city was
Pau and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of
Mezahab. 40 And these are the names of the dukes who came of Esau, according to
their families, after their places, by their names, duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke
Jetheth, 41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon, 42 Duke Kenaz, duke
Teman, duke Mibzar, 43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These are the dukes of Edom,
according to their habitations in the land of their possession. He is Esau the father of
And Jacob dwelled in the land where his father was a stranger, in the land of
Canaan. 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old,
was feeding the flock with his brothers and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah and
with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives and Joseph brought their evil
report to his father. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children because he
was the son
of his old age and he made him a coat of many colors. 4 And when his brothers
saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could
not speak peaceably to him.
5 And Joseph dreamed a dream and he told his brothers and they hated him even
more. 6 And he said to them, I beseech you, hear this dream which I have dreamed
7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field and lo, my sheaf arose and also
stood upright and behold, your sheaves stood round about and bowed down to my
Verse 8. bowed down The word "hishtachavey" means to worship.
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 yet the more for his dreams and for his
9 And he dreamed yet another dream and told his brothers and said, Behold,
I have dreamed another dream and behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven
stars bowed down to me. 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? 11 And his brothers envied him but his father observed the saying.
12 And his brothers went to feed their father's flock in Shechem. 13 And Israel said
to Joseph, Don't your brothers feed the flock in Shechem? Come and I will send
you to them and he said to him, Here I am. 14 And he said to him, Go, I beseech
you, see whether it is well with your brothers and well with the flocks and bring me
word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron and he came to Shechem. 15
And a certain man found him and behold, he was wandering in the field and the
man asked him, saying, What do you seek? 16 And he said, I seek my brothers, tell
me, I beseech you, where they feed their flocks. 17 And the man said, They have
departed from here for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went
after his brothers and found them in Dothan. 18 And when they saw him afar off,
even before he came near to them, they conspired against him to kill him. 19 And
they said to one another, Behold, the dreamer comes. 20 Come now therefore and
let us kill him and cast him into some pit and we will say, Some evil animal has
devoured him and we shall see what will become of his dreams. 21 And Reuben
heard it and he delivered him out of their hands and said, Let us not kill him. 22
And Reuben said to them, Do not shed blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the
wilderness and do not lay a hand on him so that he might deliver him out of their hands, to
restore him to his father again.
23 And when Joseph came to his brothers they stripped Joseph
of his coat, his coat of many colors which was on him, 24 And they took
him and cast
him into a pit and the pit was empty, there was no water in it. 25 And they sat down
to eat bread and they lifted up their eyes and looked and behold, a company of
Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spices and balm and myrrh,
going to carry it down to Egypt. 26 And Judah said to his brothers, What profit is it
if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? 27 Come and let us sell him to the
Ishmeelites and let not our hand be on him for he is our brother and our flesh and
his brothers were content.
28 Then Midianite merchantmen passed by there and
they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for
twenty pieces of silver and they brought Joseph into Egypt. 29 And Reuben
returned to the pit and behold, Joseph was not in the pit and he tore his clothes. 30
And he returned to his brothers and said, The child is not there and I, where shall I
31 And they took Joseph's coat and killed a kid of the goats and dipped the coat in
the blood, 32 And they sent the coat of many colors and they brought it to their
father and said, We have found this. Know now whether it is your son's coat or not.
33 And he knew it and said, It is my son's coat, an evil animal has devoured him,
Joseph is without doubt torn in pieces. 34 And Jacob tore his clothes and put
sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days. 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 mourning into the grave to my son. Thus his father wept for
him. 36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh
and captain of the guard.
And at that time, Judah went down from his brothers and turned
in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. 2 And Judah saw a daughter of a
certain Canaanite there, whose name was Shuah and he took her and went in to
her. 3 And she conceived and bore a son and he called his name Er. 4 And she
conceived again and bore a son and she called his name Onan. 5 And she
conceived yet again and bore a son and called his name Shelah and he was at
Chezib, when she bore him. 6 And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose
name was Tamar. 7 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of The
LORD and The LORD killed him. 8 And Judah said to Onan, Go in to your
brother's wife and marry her and raise up seed for your brother. 9 And Onan knew
that the seed would not be his and when he went in to his brother's
wife, he spilled it on the ground, lest he should give seed to his brother.
the thing which he did displeased The LORD. Therefore he also killed him. 11 Then
Judah said to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at your father's house, till
Shelah my son is grown for he said, Lest perhaps he might die also, as his brothers. 11 And
Tamar went and dwelled in her father's house.
12 And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died and Judah was
comforted and went up to his sheep shearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the
Adullamite. 13 And Tamar was told, saying, Behold your father in law is going
up to Timnath to shear his sheep. 14 And she put off her widow's garments from
her and covered herself with a veil and wrapped herself and sat in an open place,
which is by the way to Timnath for she saw that Shelah was grown and she was
not given to him as a wife. 15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a harlot,
because she had covered her face.
Verse 15. Harlot Harlot is from the word "zonah" in this place meaning a
16 And he turned to her by the way and said, Come now, I beseech you, let me
come into you, (for he did not know that she was his daughter in law.) And she said,
What will you give me so that you may come into me? 17 And he said, I will send you
a kid from the flock and she said, Will you give me a pledge, till you send it? 18
And he said, What pledge shall I give you? And she said, Your signet and your
bracelets and your staff that is in your hand. And he gave it to her and went into
her and she conceived by him. 19 And she arose and went away and laid aside her
veil from her and put on the garments of her widowhood. 20 And Judah sent the kid
by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman's
hand but he did not find her. 21 Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where
is the harlot, who was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in
Verse 21. Harlot Harlot is from the word "qedeshah"
in this verse and verse 22, which means a Temple Priestess, literally "a holywoman." Under ususal circumstances of
Canaanite religious practice, if a child would be born of the union, it would be put to death as a
sacrifice to an idol.
22 And he returned to Judah and said, I cannot find her and also the men of the
place said, that there was no harlot (qedeshah) in this place. 23 And Judah said,
Let her take it to her, lest we are shamed. behold. I sent this kid and you have not found her.
24 And about three months after Judah was told, saying,
Tamar your daughter in law has played the harlot, [Heb. zantah] and also, behold,
she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her out and let her be
burned. 25 When she had been brought out, she sent to her father in law, saying, By the
man, whose these are, I am with child and she said, Discern, I beseech you, whose
these are, the signet and bracelets and staff. 26 And Judah acknowledged them
and said, She has been more righteous than I, because I did not give Shelah my
son to her. And he did not know her again anymore. 27 And in the time of her
travail, behold, twins were in her womb. 28 And when she
travailed, one put out his hand and the midwife took and bound a scarlet thread
on his hand, saying, This came out first. 29 And as he drew back his
hand, behold, his brother came out and she said, How have you broken out?
This breach (Heb. Pharez) is on you. Therefore his name was called
Pharez breach or split. 30 And afterward his
brother came out who had the scarlet thread on his hand and his name was called Zarah rising.
And Joseph was brought down to Egypt. And Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, an Egyptian
captain of the guard bought him from the hands of the Ishmeelites,
who had brought him down there. 2 And The LORD was with Joseph and he was a
prosperous man and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. 3 And his
master saw that The LORD was with him and that The LORD made all that he did
prosper in his hand. 4 And Joseph found grace in his sight and he served him
and he made him overseer over his house and all that he had he put into his hand. 5
And from the time that he made him overseer in his house and
over all that he had. The LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake
and the blessing of The LORD was on all that he had in the house and in the field. 6
And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand and he did not know what he had,
except the bread which he ate. And Joseph was comley and well favored.
7 And after these things, his master's wife cast her eyes on
Joseph and she said, Lie with me. 8 But he refused and said to his master's wife,
Behold, my master does not know what is with me in the house and he has
committed all that he has into my hand. 9 There is no one greater in this house than I,
neither has he kept back any thing from me but you because you are his wife. How
then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God? 10 And as
she spoke to Joseph day by day, to lie with her or to be with
her, he did not listen to her. 11 And about that time Joseph went into the house
to do his business and not one of the men were there in the house.
12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me and he left his garment in her hand and
fled and got out.
13 And when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and
had fled, 14 She called to the men of her house and spoke to them, saying,
Look, 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 15 And when he heard that I lifted up
my voice and cried, he left his garment with me and fled and got out. 16 And
she laid up his garment with her, until his Lord came home. 17 And she spoke to him
according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which you have brought to
us, came in to me to mock me 18 And as I lifted up my voice and
cried, he left his garment with me and fled.
19 And when his master heard the words of his wife, which she
spoke to him, saying, After this manner your servant did to me, his wrath was
kindled. 20 And Joseph's master took him and put him in the prison, a place where
the king's prisoners were bound and he was there in the prison. 21 But The LORD
was with Joseph and showed him mercy and gave him favor in the sight of the
keeper of the prison. 22 And the keeper of the prison committed
all the prisoners that were in the prison to Joseph's hand and whatever they did there, he was the doer
of it. 23 The keeper of the prison did not look to any thing that was under his hand
because The LORD was with him and The LORD prospered
And after these things, the butler of the king of Egypt and his
baker had offended their lord king of Egypt. 2 And Pharaoh was angry with two of
his officers, against the chief of the butlers and against the chief of the bakers. 3
And he put them in prison in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison,
the place where Joseph was bound. 4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph
with them and he served them and they continued a season in prison
5 And both of them dreamed a dream, 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. 6 And Joseph came in to them in the
morning and looked at them and behold, they were sad. 7 And he asked Pharaoh's
officers who were with him in the prison of his lord's house, saying, Why do you
look so sad today? 8 And they said to him, We have dreamed a dream and there is
no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them, Do not interpretations belong to God?
I beseech you tell me. 9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph and said to
him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me, 10 And in the vine were three
branches and it was as though it budded and its blossoms shot forth and its
clusters brought forth ripe grapes 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. 12 And Joseph said to him, This is its interpretation. The three branches
are three days. 13 Yet within three days Pharaoh shall lift up your head and restore
you to your place and you shall deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former
manner when you were his butler. 14 But think on me when it shall be well with
you and I beseech you, show kindness to me and make mention of me to Pharaoh
and bring me out of this house 15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of
the Hebrews and here also I have done nothing that they should put me into the
dungeon. 16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said to
Joseph, I also was in my dream and behold, I had three white baskets on my head
17 And in the uppermost basket there was all manner of baked goods for
Pharaoh and the birds ate them out of the basket on my head. 18 And Joseph
answered and said, This is its interpretation. The three baskets are three days.
19 Yet within three days Pharaoh shall lift up your head off you and shall hang
you on a tree and the birds shall eat your flesh off you.
20 And the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, he made a
feast to all his servants and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief
baker among his servants. 21 And he restored the chief butler to his butlership
again and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand 22 But he hanged the chief baker, as
Joseph had interpreted to them. 23 yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph but
And at the end of two full years, Pharaoh dreamed and behold,
he stood by the river 2 And behold, there came up out of the river seven well
favored and fat cows and they fed in a meadow 3 And behold, seven other cows
came up after them out of the river, ill favored and thin and stood by the other cows
on the brink of the river 4 And the ill favored and thin cows ate up the seven well
favored and fat cows. So Pharaoh awoke. 5 And he slept and dreamed the second
time and behold, seven ears of corn came up on one stalk, full and good 6 And
behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprang up after them 7 And
the seven thin ears devoured the seven good and full ears and Pharaoh awoke and
behold, it was a dream. 8 And in the morning his spirit was
troubled and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all the wise men
and Pharaoh told them his dreams but there was no one who could interpret them to
9 Then the chief butler spoke to Pharaoh, saying, This day I do remember my faults.
10 Pharaoh was angry with his servants and put me in prison in the captain of the
guard's house, both me and the chief baker 11 And we dreamed a dream in one
night, he and I, we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream.
12 And a young man was with us there, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of the
guard and we told him and he interpreted our dreams to us, he interpreted to each
man according to his dream. 13 And as he interpreted to us, so it
was, me he restored to my office and him he hanged. 14 Then Pharaoh sent and
called Joseph and they made him run out of the dungeon and he shaved and
changed his raiment and came in to Pharaoh. 15 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I
have dreamed a dream and there is no one who can interpret it and I have heard it
said of you, that you can understand a dream and interpret it. 16 And Joseph
answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me. God shall give Pharaoh an answer of
17 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Behold in my dream I stood on the bank of the river
18 And behold, seven cows came up out of the river, fat and well favored and
they fed in a meadow 19 And behold, seven other cows came up after them, poor
and very ill favored and thin, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for
badness 20 And the thin and ill favored cows ate up the first seven fat cows 21
And when they had eaten them, it could not be known that they had eaten them but
they were still ill favored, as at the beginning. So I awoke. 22 And I saw in my
dream and behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good 23 And behold,
seven ears, withered, thin and blasted with the east wind, sprang up after them 24
And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears and I told this to the magicians but
there was no one who could declare it to me. 25 And Joseph said to Pharaoh, The
dream of Pharaoh is one. God has shown to Pharaoh what he is about to do. 26 The
seven good cows are seven years and the seven good ears are seven years. The
dream is one. 27 And the seven thin and ill favored cows that came up after them
are seven years and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven
years of famine. 28 This is the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh. What God is
about to do he has shown to Pharaoh. 29 Behold, there will come seven years of
great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt 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 31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land
by reason of the famine following for it shall be very grievous. 32 And because the
dream was doubled to Pharaoh twice, it is because the thing is established by God
and God will shortly bring it to be.
33 Now therefore let Pharaoh seek out a man discreet and wise and set him over the
land of Egypt. 34 Let Pharaoh do this and let him appoint officers over the land and
take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years. 35 And let
them gather all the food of those good years that come and lay up corn under the
hand of Pharaoh and let them keep food in the cities. 36 And that food shall be
stored in the land for the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt
so that the land does not perish from the famine. 37 And the thing was good in the
eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants.
38 And Pharaoh said to his
servants, Can we find such a one as this one is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
39 And Pharaoh said to Joseph forasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is
no one so discreet and wise as you. 40 You shall be over my house and all my
people shall be ruled according to your word. Only in the throne will I be greater than
you. 41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.
42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand and
dressed him in vestures of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck 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. 44 And Pharaoh
said to Joseph, I am Pharaoh and without you no man shall lift up his hand or foot
in all the land of Egypt. 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnath Paaneah
and he gave him Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On for a wife. And
Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.
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
Joseph was 17 when he was sold into Egypt and now 13 years have gone by.
When his brothers stood before him after the 7 years of plenty, 20 years would have gone by from
their selling him into slavery.
47 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.
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 around
every city, he laid up in the same city. 49 And Joseph gathered very much
corn as the sand of the sea, until he left numbering it for it was without number.
50 And two sons were born to Joseph before the famine years came, whom Asenath the daughter
of Potipherah priest of On bore to him. 51 And Joseph called the name of
the firstborn Manasseh made to forget for he said God, has made me forget all my toil and all my
father's house. 52 And the name of the second he called Ephraim I am doubly fruitful for God has
caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction. 53 And the seven years of
plenty that were in the land of Egypt were ended. 54 And the seven years of dearth
began to come, according as Joseph had said and the dearth was in all lands but in
all the land of Egypt there was bread. 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. 56 And the famine was over all
the face of the earth and Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the
Egyptians and the famine grew heavy in the land of Egypt. 57 And all countries
came into Egypt to Joseph to buy food because the famine was so strong in all
Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, Why do
you look at one another? 2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in
Egypt, go down there and buy from there for us so that we may live and not die. 3
And Joseph's ten brothers went down to buy corn in Egypt. 4 But Jacob did not send Joseph's brother
Benjamin with his brothers for he said, Lest perhaps mischief
befall him. 5 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those who came for the
famine was in the land of Canaan. 6 And Joseph was the governor over the land
and it was he who sold to all the people of the land and Joseph's brothers came and
bowed themselves down before him with their faces to the earth.
7 And Joseph saw his brothers and he knew them but made himself strange to
them and spoke roughly to them and he said to them, Where did you come from?
And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food. 8 And Joseph knew his
brothers but they did not know him. 9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which
he dreamed of them and said to them, you are spies, you have come to see the nakedness of the
land. 10 And they said to him, No, my Lord but your servants have
come to buy food. 11 We are all one man's sons, we are true men, your servants are not spies. 12 And he said to them, No but you have come to see the nakedness of the land. 13 And they said, 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. 14 And Joseph said to them, This is that which I spoke to you, saying, you are
spies. 15 Hereby you shall be proved. By the life of Pharaoh you shall not go from
here except your youngest brother comes here. 16 Send one of you and let him fetch
your brother and you shall be kept in prison so that your words may be proved
whether there is any truth in you or else, by the life of Pharaoh, surely you are spies.
17 And he put them all together in prison three days. 18 And Joseph said to them
on the third day, This do and live, for I fear God. 19 If you are true men, let one of
your brothers be bound in the house of your prison and you go, carry corn for the
famine of your houses 20 But bring your youngest brother to me, so shall your
words be verified and you shall not die and they did so.
21 And they said to one another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother, in that
we saw the anguish of his soul, when he begged us and we would not hear,
therefore is this distress come on us. 22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Did I
not speak to you, saying, Do not sin against the child and you would not hear?
Therefore, behold, also his blood is required. 23 And they did not know that Joseph
understood them for he spoke to them by an interpreter. 24 And he turned himself
about from them and wept and returned to them again and communed with them
and took Simeon from them and bound him before their eyes. 25 Then Joseph
commanded to fill their sacks with corn and to restore every man's money in his
sack and to give them provision for the way. Thus he did to them 26 And they
loaded their asses with the corn and departed from there. 27 And as one of them
opened his sack in the inn to give his ass food, he found his money for behold, it
was in his sack's mouth. 28 And he said to his brothers, My money is restored and
lo, it is even in my sack and their hearts failed them and they were afraid, saying to one another, What is this that God is doing to us?
29 And they came to Jacob their father to the land of Canaan and told him all that
befell them, saying, 30 The man, who is Lord of the land, spoke roughly to us and
took us for spies of the country. 31 And we said to him, We are true men, we are
not spies. 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. 33 And the man, lord of the
country, said to us, Hereby I shall know that you are true men. Leave one of your
brothers here with me and take food for the famine of your households and be
gone 34 And bring your youngest brother to me. Then I shall know that you are not
spies but that you are true men. Yhen I will deliver you your
brother and you shall do business in the land. 35 And as they emptied their sacks, behold,
every man's bundle of money was in his sack and when both they and their
father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid. 36 And Jacob their father said to
them, You have bereaved me of my children. Joseph is not and Simeon is not and
you would take Benjamin away. All these things are against me. 37 And Reuben
spoke to his father, saying, Kill my two sons if I do not return him to you. Deliver
him into my hand and I will bring him to you again. 38 And he said, My son shall
not go down with you for his brother is dead and he is left alone. If mischief befalls
him by the way in the which you go, then you shall bring down my gray hairs with
sorrow to the grave.
And the famine was sore in the land. 2 And when they had eaten up
the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said to them, Go again,
buy us a little food. 3 And Judah spoke to him, saying, The man solemnly protested
to us, saying, you shall not see my face, except your brother is with you. 4 If you
will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy food for you 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 is with you. 6 And Israel said, Why have you dealt so ill
with me, to tell the man whether you had another a brother? 7 And they said, The man
asked us straitly of our state and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive?
Have you another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words.
Could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down? 8 And
Judah said to Israel his father, Send the lad with me and we will arise and go so that
we may live and not die, both we and you and also our little ones. 9 I will be
surety for him, of my hand you shall require him. If I do not bring him to you and set
him before you, then let me bear the blame for ever 10 For except that we had lingered,
surely now we would have returned the second time.
11 And their father Israel said to them, If it must be so now, do this, take of the best
fruits in the land in your vessels and carry down a present to the man, a little balm
and a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts and almonds 12 And take double money
in your hand and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks,
carry it again in your hand, perhaps it was an oversight. 13 Take also your brother
and arise, go again to the man 14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the
man so that he may send your other brother and Benjamin away. If I am bereaved of
my children, I am bereaved.
15 And the men took the present and they took double money in their hand and
Benjamin and rose up and went down to Egypt and stood before Joseph. 16 And
when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these
men home and kill and make ready for these men shall dine with me at noon. 17
And the man did as Joseph asked and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.
18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house and
they said, we are brought in because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time
so that he may seek occasion against us and fall on us and take us for
bondmen and our asses. 19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house
and they communed with him at the door of the house 20 And said, O sir, we indeed came
down at the first time to buy food 21 And when we came to
the inn, 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. 22
And other money we have brought down in our hands to buy food. We cannot tell
who put our money in our sacks. 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. 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 fodder. 25 And they made the present ready for when Joseph came at noon for
they heard that they should eat bread there.
26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their
hand into the house and bowed themselves to him to the earth. 27 And he asked
them of their welfare and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke,
Is he yet alive? 28 And they answered, Your servant our father is in good health, he
is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads and made obeisance. 29 And he
lifted up his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son and said, Is this
your younger brother of whom you spoke to me? And he said, God be gracious to
you, my son. 30 And Joseph made haste for his heart yearned for his brother and
he sought a place to weep and he entered into his chamber and wept there. 31 And
he washed his face and went out and refrained himself and said, Set on bread. 32
And they set on for him by himself and for them by themselves and for the
Egyptians, who ate with him, by themselves because the Egyptians might not eat
bread with the Hebrews for that is an abomination to the Egyptians. 33 And they sat
before him, the firstborn according to his birthright and the youngest according to
his youth and the men marveled at one another. 34 And he took and sent messes to
them from before him but Benjamin's mess was five times as much as any of theirs.
And they drank and were merry with him.
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. 2 And
put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest and his corn money.
And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken. 3 As soon as the morning
was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses. 4 And when they had not yet gone far off out of the city, Joseph said to his steward, Up, follow after the
men and when you overtake them, say to them, Why have you rewarded evil for
good? 5 Is it not that in which my Lord drinks and by which indeed he divines?
You have done evil in so doing. 6 And he overtook them and he spoke to them these
same words. 7 And they said to him, Why does my lord say these words? God forbid
that your servants should do according to this thing. 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 silver or gold out of your lord's house? 9 With whomever of
your servants it is found, both let him die and we also will be my lord's bondmen.
10 And he said, Now also let it be according to your words. He with whom it is
found shall be my servant and you shall be blameless. 11 Then they speedily took
down every man his sack to the ground and opened every man his sack. 12 And he
searched and began at the oldest and left at the youngest and the cup was found in
Benjamin's sack. 13 Then they tore their clothes and loaded every man his ass and
returned to the city. 14 And Judah and his brothers came to Joseph's house for he
was still there and they fell before him on the ground. 15 And Joseph said to them,
What deed is this that you have done? Do you not know that such a man as I can
certainly divine? 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 servants, both we and he also with whom the
cup is found. 17 And he said, God forbid that I should do so but the man in whose
hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant and as for you, get up in peace to your
18 Then Judah came near to him and said, Oh my lord, I beseech
you, let your servant speak a word in my lord's ears and let not your anger burn against your
servant for you are even as Pharaoh. 19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have
you a father or a brother? 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. 21 And you said to your servants, Bring him
down to me so that I may set my eyes on him. 22 And we said to my lord, The lad
cannot leave his father for if he should leave his father, his father would die. 23 And you said to your servants, Except your youngest brother comes down with you, you
shall see my face no more. 24 And when we came up to your servant
my father, we told him the words of my lord. 25 And our father said, Go again and
buy us a little food. 26 And we said, We cannot go down. If our youngest brother is
with us, then we go will down for we may not see the man's face, except our
youngest brother is with us. 27 And your servant my father said to us, you know that
my wife bore me two sons 28 And the one went out from me and I said, Surely he
is torn in pieces and I did not see him since 29 And if you take this one also from
me and mischief befalls him, you shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the
grave. 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, 31 When he sees that the lad is not with us, he will die and your servants shall
bring down the gray hairs of your servant our father with sorrow to the grave. 32 For
your servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, If I do not bring him to you,
then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever. 33 Now therefore, I beseech you,
let your servant abide a bondman to my Lord instead of the lad and let the lad go up
with his brothers. 34 For how shall I go up to my father and the lad is not with me?
lest perhaps I see the evil that shall come on my father.
Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all those who stood by him and he
cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And no man stood with him while
Joseph made himself known to his brothers. 2 And he wept aloud and the Egyptians
and the house of Pharaoh heard. 3 And Joseph said to his brothers, I am Joseph,
does my father yet live? And his brothers could not answer him for they were
troubled at his presence. 4 And Joseph said to his brothers, Come near to me, I
beseech you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom you
sold into Egypt. 5 Now therefore do not be grieved nor be angry with yourselves that you
sold me here for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For these two years has
the famine been in the land and yet there are five years in which
there shall be neither earing nor harvest. 7 And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. 8 So now it was not you who sent me here but God and he has made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his
house and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. 9 Hurry 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, don't delay 10 And you shall dwell in the land of Goshen and
you shall be near me, you and your children and your children's children and
your flocks and your herds and all that you have 11 And I will nourish you there
for there are yet five years of famine, lest you and your household and all that you
have, come to poverty. 12 and behold, your eyes see and the eyes of my brother
Benjamin that it is my mouth that speaks to you. 13 And you shall tell my father of
all my glory in Egypt and of all that you have seen and you shall hurry and bring my father
down here. 14 And he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept and
Benjamin wept on his neck. 15 Moreover he kissed all his brothers and wept on
them and after that his brothers talked with him.
16 And the fame of it was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brothers have
come and it pleased Pharaoh and his servants well. 17 And Pharaoh said to Joseph,
Say to your brothers, This do, load your animals and go, get you to the land of
Canaan, 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 you shall eat the fat of the land. 19 Now
you are commanded, this do, take wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little
ones and for your wives and bring your father and come. 20 Also do not regard your
stuff for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours. 21 And the children of Israel did
so and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh and
gave them provisions for the way. 22 He gave each man changes of raiment to all of them but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of
raiment. 23 And to his father he sent after this manner, ten asses laden with the good
things of Egypt and ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father
by the way. 24 So he sent his brothers away and they departed and he said to them,
See that you do not fall out by the way.
25 And they went up out of Egypt and came into the land of Canaan to Jacob their
father, 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is still alive and he is governor over all the
land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted for he did not believe it. 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
28 And Israel said, It is enough, Joseph my son is still alive. I will go and see him
before I die.
And Israel took his journey with all that he had and came to Beersheba and offered
sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. 2 And God spoke to Israel in the visions of
the night and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here I am. 3 And he said, I am God,
the God of your father. Fear not to go down into Egypt for I will make a
great nation of you there. 4 I will go down with you into Egypt and I will also surely bring you
up again and Joseph shall put his hand on your eyes.
5 And Jacob rose up from Beersheba 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. 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, 7 His
sons and his sons' sons with him, his daughters and his sons' daughters and he brought all his
seed with him into Egypt. 8 And these are the names of the children of
Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons Reuben, Jacob's firstborn. 9 And
the sons of Reuben, Hanoch and Phallu and Hezron and Carmi. 10 And the sons
of Simeon, Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jachin and Zohar and Shaul the son
of a Canaanitish woman. 11 And the sons of Levi, Gershon, Kohath and Merari.
12 And the sons of Judah, Er and Onan and Shelah and Pharez and Zerah but Er
and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and
Hamul. 13 And the sons of Issachar, Tola and Phuvah and Job and Shimron. 14
And the sons of Zebulun, Sered and Elon and Jahleel. 15 These are the sons of
Leah, which she bore to Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah. All the souls
of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three. 16 And the sons of Gad,
Ziphion and Haggi, Shuni and Ezbon, Eri and Arodi and Areli. 17 And the sons
of Asher, Jimnah and Ishuah and Isui and Beriah and Serah their sister and the
sons of Beriah, Heber and Malchiel. 18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban
gave to Leah his daughter and she bore these to Jacob, even sixteen souls. 19 The
sons of Rachel Jacob's wife, Joseph and Benjamin. 20 And Manasseh and Ephraim were born to
Joseph in the land of Egypt, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah
priest of On bore to him. 21 And the sons of Benjamin were Belah and Becher and
Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, Ehi and Rosh, Muppim and Huppim and Ard. 22
These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob. All the souls were fourteen.
23 And the sons of Dan, Hushim. 24 And the sons of Naphtali, Jahzeel and Guni
and Jezer and Shillem. 25 These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to
Rachel his daughter and she bore these to Jacob. All the souls were seven.
26 All the souls who came with Jacob into Egypt, who came out of his loins, beside Jacob's
sons' wives, all the souls were sixty six.
27 And the sons of Joseph, who were
born to him in Egypt, were two souls. All the souls of the house of Jacob, which came
into Egypt, were seventy.
Verse 27. "All the souls" But there were those who were not numbered. As it says in vs 26, "besides Jacob's sons' wives." So: wives and daughters except those who
have had a place in the narrative are not in the number. Thus there were many
more than seventy actual descendants of Jacob and his sons' wives who entered Egypt.
Almost all the descendants mentioned in the number 70 are men.
28 And he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to direct his face to Goshen and they
came into the land of Goshen. 29 And Joseph made his chariot ready and went up to
Goshen to meet Israel his father and presented himself to him and he fell on his
neck and wept on his neck a good while. 30 And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me
die, since I have seen your face because you are still alive. 31 And Joseph said to his
brothers and to his father's house, I will go up and show Pharaoh and say to him,
My brothers and my father's house, which were in the land of Canaan, have come to
me, 32 And the men are shepherds for their trade has been to feed cattle and they
have brought their flocks and their herds and all that they have. 33 And when Pharaoh shall call you and shall say, What is your occupation?
34 You shall say, Your servants' trade has been about cattle from our youth
even until now, both we and also our fathers so that you may dwell in the land of
Goshen for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.
Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh and said, My father and my brothers and their
flocks and their herds and all that they have, have come out of the land of Canaan
and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen. 2 And he took some of his brothers,
even five men and presented them to Pharaoh. 3 And Pharaoh said to his brothers,
What is your occupation? And they said to Pharaoh, Your servants are shepherds,
both we and also our fathers. 4 Moreover they said to Pharaoh, We have come to
sojourn in the land for your servants have no pasture for their flocks for the famine
is sore in the land of Canaan. Now we pray you therefore, let your servants dwell in
the land of Goshen. 5 And Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, Your father and your
brothers have come to you. 6 The land of Egypt is before you, make your father and
brothers dwell in the best of the land, let them dwell in the land of Goshen and if
you know any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle. 7
And Joseph brought in Jacob his father and set him before Pharaoh and Jacob
blessed Pharaoh. 8 And Pharaoh said to Jacob, How old are you? 9 And Jacob said
to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are one hundred thirty years.
Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life and have not attained to the
days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage. 10 And
Jacob blessed Pharaoh and went out from before Pharaoh. 11 And Joseph placed
his father and his brothers in the best of the land and gave them a possession
in the land of Egypt in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded. 12 And
Joseph nourished his father and his brothers and all his father's household with
bread, according to their families.
13 And there was no bread in all the land for the famine was very sore so that the
land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine. 14 And
Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the
land of Canaan for the corn which they bought and Joseph brought the money into
Pharaoh's house. 15 And when money failed 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 the money has failed. 16 And Joseph said, Give your
cattle and I will give you food for your cattle, if money fails. 17 And they brought
their cattle to Joseph and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses and for
the flocks and for the cattle of the herds and for the asses and he fed them with
bread for all their cattle for that year. 18 When that year was ended, they came to
him the second year and said to him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our
money is spent, my Lord also has our herds of cattle, there is not anything left in the
sight of my Lord but our bodies and our lands. 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 so that we may live and not die so that the land
will not be desolate. 20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh for every one of the Egyptians sold his field because the famine prevailed over them.
So the land became Pharaoh's 21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities
from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end of it. 22 Only he did not buy the land of
the priests for the priests had a portion assigned to them from Pharaoh
and they ate their portion which Pharaoh gave them. Therefore they did not sell their
lands. 23 Then Joseph said to the people, Behold, I have bought you and your land
this day for Pharaoh. Lo, here is seed for you and you shall sow the land. 24 And it
shall be in the increase that you shall give the fifth part to Pharaoh and
four parts shall be your own for seed of the field and for your food and for those of
your households and for food for your little ones. 25 And they said, you have saved
our lives. Let us find grace in the sight of my Lord and we will be Pharaoh's
servants. 26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt to this day, that
Pharaoh should have the fifth part, except the land of the priests only, which did not
27 And Israel dwelled in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen and they had
possessions there and grew and multiplied exceedingly. 28 And Jacob lived in the
land of Egypt seventeen years. So the whole age of Jacob was one hundred forty
seven years. 29 And the time drew near that Israel would die and he called his son
Joseph and said to him, If now I have found grace in your sight, I beseech you, put
your hand under my thigh and deal kindly and truly with me, I beseech you, do not
bury me in Egypt 30 But I will lie with my fathers and you shall carry me out of
Egypt and bury me in their burying place. And he said, I will do as you have said.
31 And he said, Swear to me. And he swore to him. And Israel bowed himself on
the bed's head.
And after these things, someone told Joseph, Behold, your father is
sick and he took Manasseh and Ephraim, his two sons with him. 2 And someone told
Jacob and said, Behold, your son Joseph comes to you and Israel strengthened
himself and sat on the bed. 3 And Jacob said to Joseph, God Almighty appeared to
me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me 4 And said to me, Behold, I will
make you fruitful and multiply you and I will make of you a multitude of people
and will give this land to your seed after you for an everlasting possession. 5 And
now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born to you in the land of
Egypt before I came to you in Egypt are mine, as Reuben and Simeon, they shall
be mine. 6 And your issue, who shall be born to you after them, shall be yours and
shall be called after the name of their brothers in their inheritance. 7 And as for me,
when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when
there was yet but a little way to come to Ephrath and I buried her there in the way
of Ephrath, the same is Bethlehem.
8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons and said, Who are these? 9 And Joseph said to his
father, They are my sons, whom God has given me in this place. And he said, I
beseech you, bring them, to me and I will bless them. 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. 11 And Israel said to Joseph, I had not thought to see
your face and lo, God has shown me also your seed. 12 And Joseph brought them
out from between his knees and he bowed himself with his face to the earth. 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.
14 And Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim's head, who was
the younger and his left hand on Manasseh's head, guiding his hands knowingly for
Manasseh was the firstborn. 15 And he blessed Joseph and said, God, before whom
my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who fed me all my life long to this
day, 16 The Angel who 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. 17 And when Joseph saw that his
father laid his right hand on 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. 18 And
Joseph said to his father, Not so, my father for this is the firstborn, put your right
hand on his head. 19 And his father refused and said, I know, my son, I know.
He also shall become a people and he also shall be great but truly his younger brother
shall be greater than he and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. 20 And he
blessed them that day, saying, In you shall Israel bless, saying, God make you as
Ephraim and as Manasseh and he set Ephraim before Manasseh. 21 And Israel said
to Joseph, Behold, I die but God shall be with you and bring you again to the land of
your fathers. 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.
And Jacob called to his sons and said, Gather yourselves together so that I may tell you
what shall befall you in the latter days. 2 Gather yourselves together and hear,
you sons of Jacob and listen to Israel your father. 3 Reuben, you are my firstborn,
my might and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity and the
excellency of power. 4 Unstable as water, you shall not excel, because you went up to
your father's bed, then you defiled it. He went up to my couch.
5 Simeon and Levi are brothers, instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. 6 O
my soul, do not come into their secret nor to their assembly, do not let my honor be united. For
in their anger they killed a man and in their self will they dug down a wall. 7 Cursed
is their anger for it was fierce and their wrath for it was cruel. I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel.
8 Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise. Your hand shall be on the neck
of your enemies, your father's children shall bow down before you. 9 Judah is a
lion's whelp. My son, you are gone up from the prey, he stooped down, he couched
as a lion and as an old lion, who shall rouse him up?
10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah nor a lawgiver from between his feet until Shiloh come and the gathering of the people shall be to him. 11 Binding his foal to the vine and his ass's colt to the choice vine, he washes his garments in wine and his clothes in the blood of grapes.
12 His eyes shall be red with wine and his teeth white with milk.
13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea and he shall be for a haven of ships
and his border shall be to Sidon. 14 Issachar is a strong ass couching down between
two burdens 15 And he saw that rest was good and the land was pleasant and
bowed his shoulder to bear and became a servant to tribute. 16 Dan shall judge his
people, as one of the tribes of Israel. 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder
in the path that bites the horse heels so that his rider shall fall backward. 18 I have
waited for your salvation, O LORD. 19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him but he
shall overcome at the last. 20 Asher's bread shall grow rich and he shall give dainties to kings.
21 Naphtali is a hind let loose. He gives goodly words.
22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well,
whose branches run
over the wall. 23 The archers have sorely grieved him and shot at him and hated
him 24 But his bow abode in strength and the arms of his hands were made strong
by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob, (from there is the shepherd, the stone of
Israel) 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 lie
under, blessings of the breasts and of the womb. 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 who was separate from his brothers. 27 Benjamin shall tear as a wolf. In the
morning he shall devour the prey and at night he shall divide the spoil.
28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel and this is that
which their father spoke to them and blessed them, he blessed them every one according to his blessing. 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, 30 In the cave that
in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which
Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a burying
place. 31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife, there they buried Isaac and
Rebekah his wife and there I buried Leah. 32 The purchase of the field and of the
cave that is in it was from the children of Heth. 33 And when Jacob had made an end
of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed and yielded up the
ghost and was gathered to his people.
And Joseph fell on his father's face and wept on him and kissed him. 2 And Joseph
commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father and the physicians
embalmed Israel. 3 And forty days were fulfilled for him for so are fulfilled the days
of those who are embalmed and the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days. 4
And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spoke to the house of Pharaoh,
saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I beseech you, in the ears of
Pharaoh, saying, 5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die and you shall bury me in my grave which I
have dug for me in the land of Canaan. Now therefore I beseech you, let me
go up and bury my father and I will come again. 6 And Pharaoh said,
Go up and bury your father, according as he made you swear.
7 And Joseph went up to bury his father. All the servants of
Pharaoh and the elders of his house and all the elders of the land of Egypt went up with him
8 And all the house of Joseph and his brothers and his father's house. They only left
their little ones and their flocks and their herds in the land of Goshen. 9 And both chariots and horsemen went up
with him and it was a very great company. 10 And they
came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan and there they mourned
with a great and very sore lamentation and he made a mourning for his father seven
days. 11 And when the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land, saw the mourning in
the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians. Therefore
its name was called Abelmizraim, (mourning of Egypt) which is beyond Jordan. 12 And his sons did
to him according as he commanded them 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 with the field for a possession of a burying place from Ephron the Hittite, before
Mamre. 14 And Joseph returned into Egypt after he had buried his father, he and
his brothers and all who had gone up with him to bury his father.
15 And when Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, Perhaps
Joseph will hate us and will certainly return to us all the evil which we did to him. 16
And they sent a messenger to Joseph, saying, Your father commanded us before he
died, saying, 17 You shall say thus to Joseph, I beseech you forgive now the trespass
of your brothers and their sin for they did evil to you and now, we ask you forgive
the trespass of the servants of the God of your father. And Joseph wept when they
spoke to him. 18 And his brothers also went and fell down before his face and they
said, Behold, we are your servants. 19 And Joseph said to them, Fear not for am I in
the place of God? 20 But as for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it
for good, to bring to be, as it is this day, to save many people alive. 21 Now
therefore fear not. I will nourish you and your little ones and he comforted them
and spoke kindly to them.
22 And Joseph dwelled in Egypt, he and his father's house and Joseph lived one
hundred ten years. 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation,
also the children of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up on Joseph's knees.
24 And Joseph said to his brothers, I die and God will surely visit you and bring you
out of this land to the land which he swore to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. 25
And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you
and you shall carry my bones up from here. 26 So Joseph died, being one hundred
ten years old and they embalmed him and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.