1 wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his
heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand;
then will I slay my brother Jacob.
2 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to
Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her
1 which I have spoken to thee of.
2 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it
3 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of
God, and this is the ga
1 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.
2 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless
thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank.
3 And h
1 and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;
2 and give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee ; that thou mayest
inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.
3 And Isaac sent away
And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make there an altar
unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away
1 conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a
dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the
cattle were ring-streaked, speckled, and grizzled.
2 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying,
Jacob : and I said, Here am I
1 themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.
2 And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find
grace in the sight of my lord.
3 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep
1 Bring me venison, and make me savory meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD
before my death.
2 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee.
3 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of th
41 sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labor of my hands, and
rebuked thee yesternight.
42 ^ And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these
children are my children, and these cattle are my ca
2 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy
father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant
3 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the nam
1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of
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 clave un
41 and Mizpah [a beacon orwatchtower]; for he said, The
LORD watch between me and thee, when we are
absent one from another.
42 If thou shaft afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take
other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us;
1 blessing for me?
2 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his
brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and
what shall I do now unto thee, my son?
3 And Esau said un
God Appears to Jacob at Beth-el
1 ^ And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.
2 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set ; and
he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pill
Jacob and Esau Reconciled
1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred
men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.
2 And he put the handmaids and their childr
Jacob Serves Laban for Rachel and Leah
1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into 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 out of that well they wa
1 served thee, and how thy cattle was with me.
2 For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is
now increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath
blessed thee since my coming : and now, when shall I
provide for mine own house als
1 and we will become one people.
2 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised;
then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.
3 ^ And their words pleased Hamor and Shechem
4 And the young man deferred not to do
1 and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some
2 and make me savory meat, such as I love, and bring it
to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee
before I die.
3 ^ And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son
1 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be
gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the
well's mouth; then we water the sheep.
2 ^ And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with
her father's sheep: for she kept them.
1 upon Jacob her younger son:
2 and she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his
3 and she gave the savory meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her
4 ^ And he came unto his
1 of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father,
that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
2 And he also had made savory meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father,
Let my father arise
43Now therefore, my son, obey my voice ; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;
44 and tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away;
45 until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to
1 that I may find grace in thy sight.
2 ^ And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he
cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.
3 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people
2 one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
3 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the
well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water.
4 And he calle
2 art much mightier than we.
3 ^ And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.
4 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his
father; for the Philistines had stopped
that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of
Laban his mother's brother.
1 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
2 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that he was
1 ^ And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and
brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy
2 And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast
1 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our
2 For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children's: now
then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.
1 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger
2 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man:
abide with me.
3 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel