And God created great whales, 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.
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 upon the earth."
And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, *23:79, *67:24 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 upon the earth."
And God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it will be for meat.
And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creeps upon the earth, wherein [there is] life, [I have given] every green herb for meat," and it was so.
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 upon the earth, and [there was] not a man to till the ground.
And the Lord God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, *Book of Enoch 85:3, *6:2, *15:26, *23:12, *32:7, *37:11, *55:14 and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; *15:29, *32:9, *38:72 and man became a living soul.
And out of the ground, the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the Tree of Life also in the midst of the garden, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
And the Lord God said, "[It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make a helper for him." *Tobit 8:6
And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought [them] to Adam to see what he would call them, and whatever Adam called every living creature, that [was] the name thereof.
For God knows that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes will be opened, and you will be as gods, *7:20 knowing good and evil."
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 the fruit thereof, and ate, and gave also to her husband with her; and he ate.
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they [were] naked; and they sowed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. *7:22
And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
And the Lord God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you [are] cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly you will go, and will you eat dust all the days of your life.
To the woman He said, "I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you will bring forth children; and your desire [will be] to your husband, and he will rule over you."
And to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, 'You will not eat of it, cursed [is] the ground for your sake; in sorrow you will eat [of] it all the days of your life;
In the sweat of your face will you eat bread, till you return to the ground; for out of it you were taken, for you [are] dust, and to dust you will return.'" *20:55
And the Lord God said, "Behold, the man has become as one of Us, to know good and evil, and now, unless he puts forth his hand, and also takes of the Tree of Life, and eat, and live forever."
And she again bore his brother Abel. *Book of Enoch 85:3 And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Behold, You have driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and I will be hidden from Your Face; and I will be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it will come to pass, [that] everyone who finds me will slay me."
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore [children] to them, the same [became] mighty men who [were] of old, men of renown.
And the Lord said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repents Me that I have made them."
You will make a window to the ark, and in a cubit you will finish it above; and you will set the door of the ark in the side thereof; you will make it [with] lower, second, and third [stories].'
And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein [is] the breath of life, from under the heavens; [and] everything that [is] in the earth will die.
And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every [sort] you will bring into the ark, to keep [them] alive with you; they will be male and female. *11:40
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of the heavens were opened. *54:11 - 12
They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.
And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heavens; and they were destroyed from the earth, *Luke 17:27, *33:61 - 62 and Noah only remained [alive], and those who [were] with him in the ark. *11:40
But the dove found no 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 forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in to him into the ark.
And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first [month], the first [day] of the month, the waters had dried up from off the earth, and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.
Bring forth 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 upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth."
And the Lord smelled a sweet savor; and the Lord said in His heart, "I will not again curse the ground anymore for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart [is] evil from his youth; neither will I again strike anymore every thing living, as I have done.
And the fear of you and the dread of you will be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moves [upon] the earth, and upon all the fish of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.
I set My bow in the cloud, and it will be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth. *Book of Enoch 55:2
And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid [it] upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces [were] backward, and they did not see their father's nakedness.
And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died. *29:14
And they said, "Go, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top [may reach] to the heavens; *~28:38, *~40:36 - 37 and let us make us a name, unless we become scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth."
And Terah took Abram, his son, and Lot, the son of Haran, his son's son, and Sarai, his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran, and dwelt there.
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. *Acts 7:3
And Abram took Sarai, his wife, and Lot, his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and they came into the land of Canaan.
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 there he built an altar to the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord.
[Is] not the whole land before you? Please separate yourself from me, if [you will take] the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if [you depart] to the right hand, then I will go to the left."
And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it [was] well watered everywhere, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, [even] as the Garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as you come to Zoar.
And the king went out of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same [is] Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim;
And there came one who had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner, and these [were] confederate with Abram.
And He brought him forth abroad, and said, "Look now toward the heavens, and tell the stars, if you are able to number them, and He said to him, "So will your seed be." *Romans 4:18
And he took to him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another, but the birds he did not divide. *~2:260
And He said to Abram, "Know of a surety that your seed will be a stranger in a land [that is] not theirs, and will serve them; and they will afflict them four hundred years; *Galatians 3:16 - 17
And Sarai said to Abram, "Behold now, the Lord has restrained me from bearing, please go in to my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.
And Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar, her Egyptian maid, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. *4:3
And Sarai said to Abram, "My wrong [is] upon 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."
Neither will your name be called Abram anymore, but your name will be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. *Romans 4:17
And he who is eight days old will be circumcised among you, every male child in your generations, he who is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, who [is] not of your seed.
And God said, "Sarah your wife will bear you a son indeed; and you will call his name Isaac, and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, [and] with his seed after him.
And as for Ishmael, I have heard you, 'Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; he will father twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.
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.
And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, look, three men stood by him, and when he saw [them], he ran to meet them from the tent door, and prostrated toward the ground, *48:29
And he said, "I will certainly return to you according to the time of life; and, look, Sarah your wife will have a son." *11:71, *15:53, *51:28 And Sarah heard [it] in the tent door, which [was] behind him.
Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah will have a son." *Romans 9:9
For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they will keep the way of the Lord, *2:132 to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which He has spoken of him."
That is far from You to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked, and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that is far from You, 'Should not the Judge of all the earth do right?'"
And he said, "Oh do not let the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once, 'Perhaps ten will be found there.'" And He said, "I will not destroy [it] for ten's sake." *11:74 - 76
And there came two angels to Sodom at evening; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom, and Lot, seeing [them], rose up to meet them; *11:77 and he prostrated with his face toward the ground;
And he said, "Behold now, my lords, please turn into your servant's house, and rest all night, and wash your feet, and you will rise up early, and go on your ways." And they said, "No; we will abide in the street all night."
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, that we may know them." *54:37
Behold now, I have two daughters who have not known man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them as [is] good in your eyes, only to these men do nothing; for therefore they came under the shadow of my roof." *11:78, *15:71
And they said, "Stand back." And they said [again], "This one [fellow] came in to sojourn, and he needs to be a judge, now we will deal worse with you, than with them." And they pressed sore upon the man, [even] Lot, and came near to break the door.
And they struck the men who [were] at the door of the house with blindness, *54:37 both small and great, so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
For we will destroy this place, because their cry has waxed great before the Face of the Lord; and the Lord has sent us to destroy it." *29:34
And Lot went out, and spoke to his sons in law, who married his daughters, and said, "Up, get out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city." But he seemed as one who mocked his sons in law.
And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, "Arise, take your wife, and your two daughters, who are here; unless you are consumed in the iniquity of the city." *11:81
And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful to him, and they brought him forth, and set him outside the city.
And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that He said, "Escape for your life; do not look behind you, *11:81, *15:65 neither stay in all the plain; escape to the mountain, unless you are consumed."
Behold now, Your servant *19:93, *21:26 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, unless some evil take me, and I die.
And He overthrew those cities, *2 Peter 2:6 and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot dwelt.
And it came to pass on the morrow, that 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, that we may preserve seed of our father."
And God said to him in a dream, "Indeed, 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.
Now therefore restore the man [his] wife; for he [is] a prophet, and he will pray for you, and you will live, and if you do not restore [her], know that you will surely die, you, and all who [are] yours."
Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, "What have you done to us? And what have I offended you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds to me that should not be done."
And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said to her, "This [is] your kindness which you will show to me; at every place where we will come, say of me, 'He [is] my brother.'"
And to Sarah he said, "Behold, I have given your brother a thousand [pieces] of silver, behold, he [is] to you a covering of the eyes, to all who [are] with you, and with all [others]," thus she was reproved.
Therefore she said to Abraham, "Cast out this bondwoman and her son, for the son of this bondwoman will not be heir with my son, [even] with Isaac." *Galatians 4:30
And God said to Abraham, "Let it not be grievous in your sight because of the lad, and because of your bondwoman; in all that Sarah has said to you, hear her voice; for in Isaac will your seed be called. *Romans 9:7, *Hebrews 11:18
And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave [it] to Hagar, putting [it] on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away, and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
And she went, and sat down over against [him] a good way off, as it were a bowshot, for she said, "Let me not see the death of the child." And she sat over against [him], and lifted up her voice, and wept.
And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of the heavens, and said to her, "What ails you, Hagar? Do not fear; for God has heard the voice of the lad where he [is].
Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son, [but] according to the kindness that I have done to you, you will do to me, and to the land wherein you have sojourned."
And He said, "Take now your son, your only [son] Isaac, whom you love, and get into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell you of."
And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went to the place of which God had told him.
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?"
And the angel of the Lord called to him out of the heavens, and said, "Abraham, Abraham," *37:103 - 104 and he said, "Here I [am]."
And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind [him], a ram caught in a thicket by his horns, and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. *53:37 - 38, *37:107
That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea shore; and your seed will possess the gate of his enemies; *Hebrews 6:13 - 14
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 will give it to me for a possession of a burying place amongst you."
And he spoke to Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, "But if you [will give it], please hear me, I will give you money for the field; take [it] of me, and I will bury my dead there."
And Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed the silver to Ephron, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current [money] with the merchant.
And the field of Ephron, which [was] in Machpelah, which [was] before Mamre, the field, and the cave which [was] therein, and all the trees that [were] in the field, that [were] in all the borders round about, were made sure
The Lord God of the heavens, 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, 'To your seed will I give this land;' He will send His angel before you, and you will take a wife to my son from there.
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.
And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I will say, 'Please let down your pitcher, that I may drink;' and she will say, 'Drink, and I will give your camels drink also,' [let the same be] her [whom] You have appointed for Your servant Isaac; and thereby I will know that You have shown kindness to my master."
And it came to pass, before he had finished speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.
And the man bowed down his head, and prostrated to the Lord. *48:29
And he said, "Blessed [is] the Lord God of my master Abraham, who has not left destitute my master of His mercy and His truth, I [being] in the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master's brethren."
And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, "Thus the man spoke to me;" that he came to the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.
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 donkeys.
Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it will come to pass, that when the virgin comes forth to draw [water], and I say to her, 'Please give me a little water of your pitcher to drink;'
And before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down to the well, and drew [water], and I said to her, 'Please let me drink.'
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 upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.
And it came to pass, that when Abraham's servant heard their words, he prostrated to the Lord, toward the earth. *48:29
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.
And Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife, because she [was] barren, and the Lord was entreated by him, and Rebekah, his wife, conceived. *42:26
And the Lord said to her, "Two nations [are] in your womb, and two manner of people will be separated from your bowels; and [the one] people will be stronger than [the other] people; and the elder will serve the younger." *Romans 9:12
And Jacob said, "Swear to me this day;" and he swore to him, and he sold his birthright to Jacob. *Hebrews 12:16
Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you; for to you, and to your seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father;
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;" unless, [he said], "The men of the place should kill me for Rebekah;" because she [was] fair to look upon.
And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech, king of the Philistines, looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac [was] sporting with Rebekah his wife.
And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, "Behold, of a surety she [is] your wife, and how did you say, 'She [is] my sister?'" And Isaac said to him, "Because I said, 'Unless I die for her.'"
And Isaac dug again the wells of water, which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham, and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
And he removed from there, and dug another well; and for that they did not strive, and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, "For now the Lord has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."
And the Lord appeared to him the same night, and said, "I [am] the God of Abraham your father, do not fear, for I [am] with you, and will bless you, and multiply your seed for My servant Abraham's sake."
And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau, his eldest son, and said to him, "My son," and he said to him, "Behold, [here] I [am]."
Let people serve you, and nations prostrate to you, be lord over your brethren, and let your mother's sons prostrate to you, cursed [is] everyone who curses you, and blessed [is] he who blesses you."
And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob had surely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
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? Indeed, [and] he will be blessed."
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, "Do you not have a reserved blessing for me?"
And Isaac answered and said to Esau, "Behold, I have made him your lord, and I have given all his brethren to him for servants; and I have sustained him with corn and wine, and what will I do now to you, my son?"
And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing whereby his father blessed him, and Esau said in his heart, "The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob."
And these words of Esau, her elder son, were told to Rebekah, and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, "Behold, your brother Esau, as touching you, does comfort himself, [purposing] to kill you.
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?"
And Rebekah said to Isaac, "I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth, if Jacob takes a wife from the daughters of Heth, such as these [who are] of the daughters of the land, what good will my life do me?"
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 will not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan;"
And he lighted upon a certain place, and abode there all night, because the sun had set; and he took from the stones of that place, and put [them for] his pillows, and laid down in that place to sleep.
And your seed will be as the dust of the earth, and you will spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south, and in you and in your seed will all the families of the earth be blessed.
And, behold, I [am] with you, and will keep you in all [places] where you go, and will bring you again into this land; for I will not leave you, until I have done [that] which I have spoken to you of."
And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, look, there [were] three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks, and a great stone [was] upon the well's mouth.
And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel, the daughter of Laban, his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban, his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban, his mother's brother.
And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob, his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.
And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, "I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter." *~28:27
And it came to pass, that 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?"
And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife, *4:3 and Jacob went in to her.
When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. *4:3
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 also?" And Rachel said, "Therefore he will lie with you tonight for your son's mandrakes."
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 surely I have hired you with my son's mandrakes." And he lay with her that night.
For [it was] little which you had before I [came], and it is [now] increased to a multitude; and the Lord has blessed you since my coming, and now when will I provide for my own house also?"
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] will be my hire.
So my righteousness will answer for me in time to come, when it will come for my hire before your face, everyone who [is] not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that will be counted stolen with me."
And he removed that day the male goats that were striped and spotted, and all the female goats that were speckled and spotted, [and] every one which had [some] white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave [them] into the hand of his sons.
And Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the striped, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and did not put them to Laban's cattle.
And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up my eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle [were] striped, speckled, and grisled.
And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his acquisition, which he had gotten in Padanaram, to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.
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.
Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely you had sent me away now empty. God has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked [you] last night."
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?
I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which You have shown to Your servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I have become two bands.
And say moreover, 'Behold, your servant Jacob [is] behind us.'" For he said, "I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face; perhaps he will accept of me."
And Jacob said, "No, please, if now I have 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.
Let my lord, please pass over before his servant, and I will lead on softly, accordingly as the cattle that go before me and the children are able to endure, until I come to my lord to Seir."
And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard [it], and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had angered folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing should not be done.
"These men [are] peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, [it is] large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters.
And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.
And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have troubled me to make me stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites, and I, [being] few in number, they will gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I will be destroyed, I and my house."
And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah, his father's servant-wife, and Israel heard [it]. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve. *Book of Enoch 89:12
And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, 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.
And these [are] the sons of Reuel, Esau's son; duke Nahath, 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.
And Baalhanan, the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead, and the name of his city [was] Pau; and his wife's name [was] Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
These [are] the generations of Jacob. Joseph, [being] seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; 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.
And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brethren, and said, "Behold, I have dreamed a dream again; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars prostrated to me." *12:4
And he told [it] to his father, and to his brethren, and his father rebuked him, and said to him, "What [is] this dream that you have dreamed? Should I and your mother and your brethren indeed come to prostrate to you to the earth?"
And he said to him, "Go, please see whether it is well with your brethren, 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.
And Reuben said to them, "Shed no blood, [but] cast him into this pit that [is] in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him;" *12:10 that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.
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.
Then Midianites merchantmen passed by there; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, *12:19 and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty [pieces] of silver, *12:20 and they brought Joseph into Egypt. *Book of Enoch 89:13
And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood; *12:18
And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, "I will go down into the grave to my son mourning." Thus his father wept for him.
And the Midianites sold him into Egypt *12:21 to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, [and] captain of the guard.
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, "Unless perhaps he also dies, as his brethren [did]." And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.
And she put her widow's garments off 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 to wife.
And he turned to her by the way, and said, "Go, please let me come in to you;" (for he did not know that she [was] his daughter in law.) And she said, "What will you give me, that you may come in to me?"
And he said, "What pledge will 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 came in to her, and she conceived by him.
And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told to Judah, saying, "Tamar, your daughter in law has played the harlot; and also, behold, she [is] with child by whoredom." And Judah said, "Bring her forth, and let her be burnt."
When she [was] brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying, "By the man, whose these [are, am] I with child," and she said, "Please discern whose [are] these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff."
And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out, and she said, "How have you broken forth? [This] breach [is] upon you," therefore his name was called Pharez.
And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand, and his name was called Zarah. *Matthew 1:3
And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the hands of the Ishmeelites, who had brought him down there.
And it came to pass from the time [that] he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he did not know he had anything, except the bread which he ate. And Joseph was well favored in shape as well as well favored to the sight.
[There are] none greater in this house than I; neither has he kept back anything from me but you, because you [are] his wife, how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?"
And they dreamed a dream, both of them, each man, his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, who [were] bound in the prison.
And Pharaoh's cup [was] in my hand, and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, *12:36 and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand."
Yet within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head, and restore you to your place, and you will deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, *12:41 after the former manner when you were his butler.'
But think on me when it will be well with you, and please show kindness to me, and make mention of me to Pharaoh, *12:42 and bring me out of this house.
And in the uppermost basket [there was] of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds ate them out of the basket upon my head." *12:36
Yet within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head from off you, and will hang you on a tree; and the birds will eat your flesh from off you.'" *12:41
And it came to pass the third day, [which was] Pharaoh's birthday, that 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.
Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgot him. *12:42
And the ill favored and leanfleshed young cows ate up the seven well favored and fat young cows. *12:43 So Pharaoh awoke.
And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. *12:43 And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, [it was] a dream.
And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof, and Pharaoh told them his dream; but [there were] none who could interpret them to Pharaoh. *12:43 - 44
Then the chief butler spoke to Pharaoh, saying, "I do remember *12:45 my faults this day.
And the lean and the ill favored young cows ate up the first seven fat young cows. *12:46
And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears, and I told [this] to the magicians; but [there were] none who could declare [it] to me." *12:46
And that food will be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, *12:47 - 48 which will be in the land of Egypt; that the land does not perish through the famine."
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt." *12:55
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.
And Joseph [was] the governor over the land, [and it was] he who sold to all the people of the land, and Joseph's brethren came, and prostrated down before him, [with] their faces to the earth.
And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange to them, and spoke roughly to them; and he said to them, "From where did you come?" And they said, "From the land of Canaan to buy food."
And Joseph knew his brethren, but they did not know him. *12:58
Hereby will you be proved, 'By the life of Pharaoh you will not go forth from here, unless your youngest brother comes here.' *12:59
Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and you will be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether [there is any] truth in you, or else by the life of Pharaoh surely you [are] spies."
And they said to one another, "We [are] verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore this distress has come upon us."
Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, *12:62 and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way, and thus he did to them.
And he said to his brethren, "My money is restored; *12:65 and, look, [it is] even in my sack," and their heart failed [them], and they were afraid, saying to one another, "What [is] this [that] God has done to us?"
And the man, the lord of the country, said to us, 'Hereby will I know that you [are] true [men]; leave one of your brethren [here] with me, and take [food for] the famine of your households, and be gone.
And bring your youngest brother to me, then I will know that you [are] not spies, but [that] you [are] true [men, so] will I deliver you your brother, and you will be merchants in the land.'"
And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, 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.
And he said, "My son will not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone, if mischief befalls him by the way in which you go, then you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave."
And they said, "The man asked us straightly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, '[Is] your father still alive? Do you have [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?'"
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 a present down to the man, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds.
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; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our donkeys."
And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, [every] man's money [was] in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight, and we have brought it again in our hand.
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."
And they set 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.
And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, *12:70 and his corn money." And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
[And] when they had gone out of the city, [and] not [still] far off, 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?
And he searched, [and] began at the eldest, and left at the youngest, and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. *12:76
And Judah said, "What will we say to my lord? What will we speak? Or how will 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."
Then Judah came near him, and said, "Oh my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord's ears, and do not let your anger burn against your servant, for you [are] even as Pharaoh.
It will come to pass, when he sees that the lad [is] not [with us], that he will die, and your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant, our father, with sorrow to the grave.
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 there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known to his brethren.
And Joseph said to his brethren, "Please come near me." And they came near. And he said, "I [am] Joseph your brother, *12:90 whom you sold into Egypt.
Now therefore do not be grieved, nor angry with yourselves, *12:92 that you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.
And Joseph said to his brethren, and to his father's house, "I will go up, and show Pharaoh, and say to him, 'My brethren, and my father's house, who [were] in the land of Canaan, are brought to me;
That you will say, 'Your servants' trade has been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, [and] also our fathers, 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 brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are brought out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they [are] in the land of Goshen."
They said moreover 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 therefore, please let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen."
The land of Egypt [is] before you; make your father and brethren to 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."
And Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The days of the years of my pilgrimage [are] a hundred and thirty years, the days of the years of my life have been few and evil, and have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage."
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 fails."
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 donkeys, and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.
When that year had ended, they came to him the second year, and said to him, "We will not hide [it] from my lord, how our money is spent; my lord also has our herds of cattle; there is nothing left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands.
Why will we die before your eyes, both us and our land? Buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants to Pharaoh, and give [us] seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land does not become desolate."
Only the land of the priests he did not buy; for the priests had a portion [assigned to them] from Pharaoh, and ate their portion which Pharaoh gave them, therefore they did not sell their lands.
And it will come to pass in the increase, that you will give the fifth [part] to Pharaoh, and four parts will 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."
And the time drew near that Israel must die, and he called his son Joseph, and said to him, "If now I have found grace in your sight, please put your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; please do not bury me in Egypt.
And said to me, 'Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make a multitude of people from you; and will give this land to your seed after you [for] an everlasting possession.'
And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when [there was] still but a little way to come to Ephrath, and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same [is] Bethlehem."
And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid [it] upon Ephraim's head, who [was] the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh [was] the firstborn.
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."
And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him, and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head.
And his father refused, and said, "I know [it], my son, I know [it], he also will become a people, and he will also be great, but truly his younger brother will be greater than him, and his seed will become a multitude of nations." *Barnabas 13:5
[Even] by the God of your father, who will help you; and by the Almighty, who will bless you with blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the deep that lies underneath, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb.
The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills, they will be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brethren.
All these [are] the twelve tribes of Israel, *5:12 and this [is it] which their father spoke to them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.
In the cave that [is] in the field of Machpelah, which [is] before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a burying place.
'My father made me swear, saying, 'Behold, I die, in my grave which I have dug for me in the land of Canaan, there will you bury me.' Now therefore, please let me go up and bury my father, and I will come again."
And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, "This [is] a grievous mourning to the Egyptians," therefore the name of it was called Abelmizraim, which [is] beyond Jordan.
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 of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
'So you will say to Joseph, 'Please forgive the trespass of your brethren, and their sin; for they did evil to you, and now, please forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of your father.'" *~12:97 - 98 And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.
And Joseph took an oath of the Children of Israel, saying, "God will surely visit you, and you will carry up my bones from here." *Hebrews 11:22