And God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."
And God called the firmament [the] heavens. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
And God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together to one place, and let the dry [land] appear," and it was so.
And God called the dry [land] earth; and the gathering together of the waters He called seas, and God saw that [it was] good.
And God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the earth," and it was so.
And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind, and God saw that [it was] good.
And the evening and the morning were the third day.
And God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.
And let them be lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth," and it was so.
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, [He made] the stars also.
And God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth,
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.
And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
And God said, "Let the waters abundantly bring forth the moving creature that has life, and fowl [that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of the heavens."
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 blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth."
And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
And God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind," and it was so.
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." [*36:71 - 72]
And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the 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 God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it, because in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made.
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 the heavens,
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 planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there He put the man whom He had formed.
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 a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it was parted, and became four heads.
The name of the first [is] Pison, that [is] it which encompasses the whole land of Havilah, where [there is] gold;
And the gold of that land [is] good, there [is] bdellium and the onyx stone.
And the name of the second river [is] Gihon, the same [is] it that [which] encompasses the whole land of Ethiopia.
And the name of the third river [is] Hiddekel, that [is] it which goes toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river [is] Euphrates.
And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat.
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.
And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there a helper was not found for him.
And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, He made a woman [*Book of Enoch 85:3], and brought her to the man.
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Now the serpent was more subtile than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You will not eat of every tree of the garden?'"
And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden.
And the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die.
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 called to Adam, and said to him, "Where [are] you?"
And he said, "I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I [was] naked; and I hid myself."
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?"
And the man said, "The woman whom You gave [to be] with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate."
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."
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.
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it will bruise your head, and you will bruise his heel."
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 Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all life.
To Adam also and to his wife the Lord God made coats of skins, and clothed them.
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."
Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from where he was taken.
And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain, and said, "I have gotten a man from the Lord."
And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground, an offering to the Lord.
And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect to Abel and his offering.
But to Cain and his offering He had no respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
And the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you wroth? And why has your countenance fallen?
And the Lord said to Cain, "Where [is] Abel, your brother?" And he said, "I do not know, [am] I my brother's keeper?"
And He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries to Me from the ground.
And now [are] you cursed from the earth, which has opened her mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand;
When you till the ground, from now on it will not yield to you her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond will you be in the earth."
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 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."
And the Lord said to him, "Therefore whoever slays Cain, vengeance will be taken on him seven fold." And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, unless anyone finding him should kill him.
And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
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.
And to Enoch was born Irad, and Irad fathered Mehujael, and Mehujael fathered Methusael, and Methusael fathered Lamech.
And Lamech took two wives to him, the name of the one [was] Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
And Adah bore Jabal, he was the father of such who dwells in tents, and [of such who have] cattle.
And his brother's name [was] Jubal, he was the father of all such who handle the harp and organ.
And Zillah, she also bore Tubalcain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron, and the sister of Tubalcain [was] Naamah.
And Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, 'Hear my voice; wives of Lamech, hear my speech, for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
If Cain will be avenged seven fold, truly Lamech seventy and seven fold.'"
And Adam knew his wife again; and she bore a son, and called his name Seth, "For God," [she said], "has appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew."
And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos, then men began to call upon the name of the Lord.
This [is] the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God He made him;
He created them male and female; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and fathered [a son] in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth.
And the days of Adam after he had fathered Seth were eight hundred years, and he fathered sons and daughters.
And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died.
And Seth lived a hundred and five years, and fathered Enos.
And Seth lived, after he fathered Enos, eight hundred and seven years, and fathered sons and daughters.
And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.
And Enos lived ninety years, and fathered Cainan.
And Enos lived, after he fathered Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and fathered sons and daughters.
And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years, and he died.
And Cainan lived seventy years, and fathered Mahalaleel.
And Cainan lived, after he fathered Mahalaleel, eight hundred and forty years, and fathered sons and daughters.
And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years, and he died.
And Mahalaleel lived sixty five years, and fathered Jared.
And Mahalaleel lived, after he fathered Jared, eight hundred and thirty years, and fathered sons and daughters.
And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred [and] ninety five years, and he died.
And Jared lived a hundred sixty two years, and he fathered Enoch.
And Jared lived, after he fathered Enoch, eight hundred years, and fathered sons and daughters.
And all the days of Jared were nine hundred [and] sixty two years, and he died.
And Enoch lived sixty five years, and fathered Methuselah.
And Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah, three hundred years, and fathered sons and daughters.
And all the days of Enoch were three hundred [and] sixty five years.
And Enoch walked with God, and he [was] not; for God took him.
And Methuselah lived a hundred eighty seven years, and fathered Lamech.
And Methuselah lived, after he fathered Lamech, seven hundred [and] eighty two years, and fathered sons and daughters.
And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred [and] sixty nine years, and he died.
And Lamech lived a hundred [and] eighty two years, and fathered a son.
And he called his name Noah, saying, "This [same] will comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord has cursed."
And Lamech lived, after he fathered Noah, five hundred [and] ninety five years, and fathered sons and daughters.
And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred [and] seventy seven years, and he died.
And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they [were] fair; and they took them wives of all whom they chose.
And the Lord said, "My spirit will not always strive with man, for he [is] also flesh, yet his days will be a hundred and twenty years."
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 God saw that the wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every imagination of the thoughts of his heart [was] continually only evil.
And it repented the Lord that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart.
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."
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
These [are] the generations of Noah, Noah was a just man [and] perfect in his generations, [and] Noah walked with God.
And Noah fathered three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The earth was also corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
Make an ark of gopher wood; you will make rooms in the ark, and will pitch it within and outside.
And this [is the fashion] which you will make it [of], 'The length of the ark [will be] three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
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].' [*11:37, *23:27]
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.
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] will come to you, to keep [them] alive.
And take to you of all food that is eaten, and you will gather [it] to you; and it will be food for you, and for them."
Thus did Noah do; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.
And the Lord said to Noah, "Come, and all your house, into the ark; for I have seen you have righteousness before Me in this generation.
Of every clean beast you will take to you by sevens, the male and his female, and of beasts that [are] not clean by two, the male and his female.
Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made I will destroy from off the face of the earth."
And Noah did according to all that the Lord commanded him.
And Noah [was] six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
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.
Of clean beasts, and of beasts that [are] not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creeps upon the earth,
There went in two and two to Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
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]
And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
In the selfsame day Noah entered, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;
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 they went in to Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein [is] the breath of life.
And those that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him, and the Lord shut him in.
And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth.
And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills that [were] under the whole heaven were covered.
Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth, and every man.
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 [*33:61 - 62], and Noah only remained [alive], and those who [were] with him in the ark [*11:40]. [*Luke 17:27]
The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were also stopped, and the rain from the heavens was restrained;
And the waters returned from off the earth continually, and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month, in the tenth [month], on the first [day] of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.
And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made.
And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters had dried up from off the earth.
He also sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
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 he stayed yet another seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;
And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, look, in her mouth [was] an olive leaf plucked off, so Noah knew that the waters had abated from off the earth.
And he stayed yet another seven days; and sent forth the dove; which did not return again to him anymore.
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.
And in the second month, on the twenty seventh day of the month, the earth was dried.
And God spoke to Noah, saying,
"Go forth from the ark, you, and your wife, and your sons, and your sons' wives with you.
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 Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him.
Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, [and] whatever creeps upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
And Noah built an altar to the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
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.
While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night will not cease."
And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
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.
Whoever sheds man's blood, by man will his blood be shed, for in the image of God He made man.
And you, be fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein."
And God spoke to Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
"And I, behold, I establish My covenant with you, and with your seed after you;
And with every living creature that [is] with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.
And I will establish My covenant with you; neither will all flesh be cut off anymore by the waters of a flood; neither will there anymore be a flood to destroy the earth."
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.
I set My bow in the cloud, and it will be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth.
And it will come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud.
And I will remember My covenant, which [is] between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters will no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
And the bow will be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that [is] upon the earth."
And God said to Noah, "This [is] the token of the covenant, which I have established between Me and all flesh that [is] upon the earth."
And the sons of Noah, who went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, and Ham [is] the father of Canaan.
These [are] the three sons of Noah, and of them was the whole earth overspread.
And Noah began [to be] a husbandman, and he planted a vineyard.
And he drank of the wine, and was drunk; and he was uncovered within his tent.
And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren outside.
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 Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him.
And he said, "Cursed [is] Canaan; he will be a servant of servants to his brethren."
And he said, "Blessed [is] the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan will be his servant.
God will enlarge Japheth, and he will dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan will be his servant."
And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died. [*29:14]
Now these [are] the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and to them were sons born after the flood.
The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; everyone after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha, and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
And Cush fathered Nimrod, he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
He was a mighty hunter before the Lord, therefore it is said, "Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord."
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Out of that land went forth Asshur, and built Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,
And Resen between Nineveh and Calah, the same [is] a great city.
And Mizraim fathered Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
And Canaan fathered Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,
And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,
And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite, and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
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.
These [are] the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, [and] in their nations.
To Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were [children] born.
The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
And Arphaxad fathered Shelah; and Shelahfathered Eber.
And to Eber were born two sons, the name of one [was] Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name [was] Joktan.
And Joktan fathered Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab, all these [were] the sons of Joktan.
And their dwelling was from Mesha, as you go to Sephar, a mount of the east.
These [are] the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.
These [are] the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations, and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
And they said, "Go, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top [may reach] to the heavens; and let us make us a name, unless we become scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth." [*~28:38, *~40:36 - 37]
And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.
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.
Go, let Us go down, and confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."
So the Lord scattered them abroad from there upon the face of all the earth, and they left off to build the city.
Therefore the name of it is called Babel; because the Lord confounded the language of all the earth, and from there the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
These [are] the generations of Shem, Shem [was] a hundred years old, and fathered Arphaxad two years after the flood.
And Shem lived, after he fathered Arphaxad, five hundred years, and fathered sons and daughters.
And Arphaxad lived thirty five years, and fathered Shelah.
And Arphaxad lived, after he fathered Shelah, four hundred and three years, and fathered sons and daughters.
And Shelah lived thirty years, and fathered Eber.
And Shelah lived, after he fathered Eber, four hundred and three years, and fathered sons and daughters.
And Eber lived thirty four years, and fathered Peleg.
And Eber lived, after he fathered Peleg, four hundred and thirty years, and fathered sons and daughters.
And Peleg lived thirty years, and fathered Reu.
And Peleg lived, after he fathered Reu, two hundred and nine years, and fathered sons and daughters.
And Reu lived thirty two years, and fathered Serug.
And Reu lived, after he fathered Serug, two hundred and seven years, and fathered sons and daughters.
And Serug lived thirty years, and fathered Nahor.
And Serug lived, after he fathered Nahor, two hundred years, and fathered sons and daughters.
And Nahor lived twenty nine years, and fathered Terah.
And Nahor lived, after he fathered Terah, a hundred and nineteen years, and fathered sons and daughters.
And Terah lived seventy years, and fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
Now these [are] the generations of Terah, Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot.
And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.
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.
But Sarai was barren; she [had] no child.
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 I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you will be a blessing.
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 Abram passed through the land to the place of Sichem, to the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite [was] in the land then.
And the Lord appeared to Abram, and said, "To your seed I will give this land," and there he built an altar to the Lord, who appeared to him.
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.
And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
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.
And it came to pass, when he had come near to enter into Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, "Behold now, I know that you [are] a fair woman to look upon.
Therefore it will come to pass, when the Egyptians will see you, that they will say, 'This [is] his wife, and they will kill me, but they will save you alive.'
Say, I pray you, you [are] my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake; and my soul will live because of you."
And it came to pass, that, when Abram was brought into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she [was] very fair.
The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh, and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
And he entreated Abram well for her sake, and he had sheep, and oxen, and male donkeys, and menservants, and maidservants, and female donkeys, and camels.
And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
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?
Why did you say, 'She [is] my sister?' So I might have taken her to me to wife, now therefore behold your wife, take [her], and go your way."
And Pharaoh commanded [his] men concerning him, and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
And Abram [was] very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;
To the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first, and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.
And Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.
And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together, for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle, and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelt then in the land.
And Abram said to Lot, "Let there be no strife, I pray you, between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we [are] brethren.
[Is] not the whole land before you? Separate yourself, I pray you, from me, if [you will take] the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if [you 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.
Then Lot chose all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east, and they separated themselves, one from the other.
Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain, and pitched [his] tent toward Sodom.
But the men of Sodom [were] wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.
And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot was separated from him, "Lift up your eyes now, and look from the place where you are, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward.
For all the land which you see, to you I will give it, and to your seed forever.
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 will also be numbered.
Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it to you."
Then Abram removed [his] tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which [is] in Hebron, and built an altar there to the Lord.
And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel, king of Shinar, Arioch, king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, and Tidal, king of nations;
[That 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, who is Zoar.
All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.
They served Chedorlaomer twelve years, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
And in the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer came, and the kings who [were] with him, and struck the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim,
And the Horites in their Mount Seir, to Elparan, which [is] by the wilderness.
And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which [is] Kadesh, and struck all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, who dwelt in Hazezontamar.
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;
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.
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.
And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.
And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
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 when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained [servants], born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued [them] to Dan.
And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and struck them, and pursued them to Hobah, which [is] on the left hand of Damascus.
And he brought back all the goods, and also brought his brother Lot again, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and the kings who [were] with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which [is] the king's dale.
And Melchizedek, king of Salem brought forth bread and wine, and he [was] the priest of the Most High God.
And he blessed him, and said, "Blessed [is] Abram of the Most High God, Possessor of the heavens and earth.
And blessed is the Most High God, who has delivered your enemies into your hand." And he gave him tithes of all.
And the king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the persons, and take the goods to yourself."
And Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have lifted up my hand to the Lord, the Most High God, the Possessor of the heavens and earth,
That I will not [take] from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take anything that [is] yours, unless you should say, 'I have made Abram rich.'
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, "Do not fear, Abram, I [am] your shield, [and] your exceedingly great reward."
And Abram said, "Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house [is] this Eliezer of Damascus?"
And Abram said, "Behold, to me You have given no seed, and, look, one born in my house is my heir."
And he said, "Lord God, whereby will I know that I will inherit it?"
And He said to him, "Take Me a heifer of three years old, and a goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon."
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 when the fowls came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
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 you will go to your fathers in peace; you will be buried in a good old age.
But in the fourth generation they will come here again, for the iniquity of the Amorites [is] not yet full."
And it came to pass, that when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp passed between those pieces.
In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates.
The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
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.
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 he went in to Hagar, and she conceived, and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
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."
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.
And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
And he said, "Hagar, Sarai's maid, from where did you come? And where will you go?" And she said, "I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai."
And the angel of the Lord said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands."
And the angel of the Lord said to her, "I will multiply your seed exceedingly, that it will not be numbered for multitude."
And the angel of the Lord said to her, "Behold, you [are] with child, and will bear a son, and will call his name Ishmael; because the Lord has heard your affliction.
And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be] against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he will dwell in the presence of all his brethren."
And she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, "You, God, see me," for she said, "Have I also looked after Him who sees me?"
Therefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, [it is] between Kadesh and Bered.
And Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram called his son's name, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
And Abram [was] eighty six years old, when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.
And when Abram was ninety nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, "I [am] the Almighty God; walk before Me, and be perfect.
And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."
"As for Me, behold, My covenant [is] with you, and you will be a father of many nations.
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 I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations to you, and kings will come out of you.
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.
And I will give to you, and to your seed after you, the land wherein you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."
And God said to Abraham, "You will keep My covenant therefore, you, and your seed after you in their generations.
This [is] My covenant, which you will keep, between Me and you and your seed after you; 'Every male child among you will be circumcised.'
And you will circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it will be a token of the covenant between Me and you.
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.
He who is born in your house, and he who is bought with your money, needs to be circumcised, and My covenant will be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
And the uncircumcised male child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul will be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant."
And God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you will not call her name Sarai, but her name [will be] Sarah.
And I will bless her, and give you a son also by her, indeed, I will bless her, and she will be [a mother] of nations; kings of people will be by her."
Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, "Should [a child] be born to him who is a hundred years old? And will Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear?"
And Abraham said to God, "O that Ishmael might live before You!"
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.
But I will establish My covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this set time in the next year."
And He left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.
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 Abraham [was] ninety nine years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
And Ishmael, his son [was] thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
In the selfsame day Abraham was circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
And the Lord appeared to him in the plains of Mamre, and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
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 said, "My Lord, if now I have found favor in Your sight, do not pass away, I pray You, from Your servant.
Let a little water, I pray you, fetch, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.
And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort your hearts; after that You will pass on, for You have therefore come to Your servant." And they said, "So do as you have said."
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.
And he said, "I will certainly return to you according to the time of life; and, look, Sarah your wife will have a son [*15:53]." 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]
Then Sarah denied, saying, "I did not laugh;" for she was afraid. And He said, "No; but you did laugh."
And the men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom, and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
And the Lord said, "Should I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they will keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment [*2:132]; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which He has spoken of him."
And the Lord said, "Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which has come to Me; and if not, I will know."
And Abraham drew near, and said, "Will you also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
Perhaps there are fifty righteous within the city, will You also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who [are] therein?
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 the Lord said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake."
And Abraham answered and said, "Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak to the Lord, who [am but] dust and ashes.
Perhaps there will lack five of the fifty righteous, will You destroy all the city for [lack of] five?" And He said, "If I find forty five there, I will not destroy [it]."
And he spoke to Him yet again, and said, "Perhaps there will be forty found there." And He said, "I will not do [it] for forty's sake."
And he said [to Him], "Oh do not let the Lord be angry, and I will speak, 'Perhaps there will be thirty found there.'" And He said, "I will not do [it], if I find thirty there."
And he said, "Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak to the Lord, 'Perhaps there will be twenty found there.'" And He said, "I will not destroy [it] for twenty's sake."
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; and he prostrated with his face toward the ground; [*11:77]
And he said, "Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, 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 he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in to him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.
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]
And said, "I pray you, brethren, do not do so wickedly.
Behold now, I have two daughters who have not known man; let me, I pray you, 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 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 Lot said to them, "Oh, not so, my Lord.
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.
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 will live."
And He said to him, "See, I have accepted you concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for which you have spoken.
Haste, escape there; for I cannot do anything until you are brought there." Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord.
And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, look, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
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 Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar, and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.
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.
Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father."
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.
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 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.
Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
And the firstborn bore a son, and called his name Moab, the same [is] the father of the Moabites to this day.
And the younger, she also bore a son, and called his name Benammi, the same [is] the father of the children of Ammon to this day.
And Abraham journeyed from there toward the south country, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She [is] my sister, and Abimelech, king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah."
But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, "Behold, you [are but] a dead man, for the woman whom you have taken, she [is] a man's wife."
But Abimelech had not come near her, and he said, "Lord, will You also slay a righteous nation?
He did 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 innocence of my hands have I done this."
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."
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.
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 Abimelech said to Abraham, "What did you see, that you have done this thing?"
And Abraham said, "Because I thought, 'Surely the fear of God [is] not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.'
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."
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 Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave [them] to Abraham, and restored him Sarah, his wife.
And Abimelech said, "Behold, my land [is] before you, dwell where it pleases you."
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.
So Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bore [children].
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.
For Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time which God had spoken to him.
And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.
And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.
And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born to him.
And Sarah said, "God has made me laugh, [so that] all who hear will laugh with me."
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."
And the child grew, and was weaned, and Abraham made a great feast the [same] day that Isaac was weaned.
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 also of the son of the bondwoman I will make a nation, because he [is] your seed."
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 the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
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].
Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in your hand; for I will make him a great nation."
And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.
And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol, the chief captain of his host, spoke to Abraham, saying, "God [is] with you in all that you do.
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 Abraham said, "I will swear."
And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
And Abimelech said, "I do not know who has done this thing, neither did you tell me, neither did I yet hear [of it], but today."
And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them to Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.
And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
And Abimelech said to Abraham, "What [do] these seven ewe lambs [mean], which you have set by themselves?"
And he said, "For [these] seven ewe lambs will you take of my hand, that they may be a witness to me, that I have dug this well."
Therefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they both swore.
Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba, then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
And [Abraham] planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God.
And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.
And it came to pass after these things, that God tempted Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham," and he said, "Behold, [here] I [am]."
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.
Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
And Abraham said to his young men, "Abide here with the donkey; and I and the lad will go further and prostrate, and come again to you."
And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid [it] upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they both went together.
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 Abraham said, "My son, God will provide Himself a lamb for a burnt offering," so they both went together.
And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
And the angel of the Lord called to him out of the heavens, and said, "Abraham, Abraham," and he said, "Here I [am]." [*37:104]
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]
And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh, as it is said [to] this day, "In the mount of the Lord it will be seen."
And said, "By Myself have I sworn," says the Lord, "For because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only [son],
So Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, "Behold, Milcah, she has also born children to your brother Nahor;
Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel."
And Bethuel fathered Rebekah, these eight did Milcah bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
And his servant-wife, whose name [was] Reumah, she bore also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
And Sarah was a hundred and twenty seven years old, [these were] the years of the life of Sarah.
And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same [is] Hebron in the land of Canaan, and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,
"I [am] a stranger and a sojourner with you, give me a possession of a burying place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight."
And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,
"Hear us, my lord, you [are] a mighty prince among us, in the choice of our sepulchers bury your dead; none of us will withhold his sepulcher from you, but that you may bury your dead."
And Abraham stood up, and prostrated to the people of the land, [even] to the children of Heth.
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,
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 Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth, and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, [even] of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,
"No, my lord, hear me, the field I give to you, and the cave that [is] therein, I give it to you; in the presence of the sons of my people I give it to you, bury your dead."
And Abraham prostrated down before the people of the land.
And he spoke to Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, "But if you [will give it], I pray you, hear me, I will give you money for the field; take [it] of me, and I will bury my dead there."
And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,
"My lord, hear me, the land [is worth] four hundred shekels of silver; what [is] that between me and you? Bury therefore your dead."
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
To Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.
And after this, Abraham buried Sarah, his wife, in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre, the same [is] Hebron in the land of Canaan.
And the field, and the cave that [is] therein, were made sure to Abraham for a possession of a burying place by the sons of Heth.
And Abraham was old, [and] well-stricken in age, and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.
And Abraham said to his eldest servant of his house, who ruled over all that he had, "Put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh.
And I will make you swear by the Lord, the God of the heavens, and the God of the earth, that you will not take a wife to my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell.
But you will go to my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife to my son Isaac."
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?"
And Abraham said to him, "Beware that you do not bring my son there again.
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 if the woman will not be willing to follow you, then you will be clear from my oath, only do not bring my son there again."
And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham, his master, and swore to him concerning that matter.
And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master [were] in his hand, and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.
And he made his camels to kneel down outside the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, [even] the time that women go out to draw [water].
And he said, "O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray You, send me good speed this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.
Behold, I stand [here] by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water.
And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I will say, 'Let down your pitcher, I pray you, 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 damsel [was] very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her, and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
And the servant ran to meet her, and said, "Let me, I pray you, drink a little water of your pitcher."
And she said, "Drink, my lord," and she hastened, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
And when she had finished giving him drink, she said, "I will draw [water] for your camels also, until they have finished drinking."
And she hastened, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw [water], and drew for all his camels.
And the man, wondering at her, held his peace, to know whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not.
And it came to pass, as the camels had finished drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands, of ten [shekels] weight of gold;
And said, "Whose daughter [are] you? Tell me, I pray you, is there room [in] your father's house for us to lodge in?"
And she said to him, "I [am] the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor."
She said moreover to him, "We have both enough straw and provender, and room to lodge in."
And the man bowed down his head, and prostrated to the Lord.
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 the damsel ran, and told [those of] her mother's house these things.
And Rebekah had a brother, and his name [was] Laban, and Laban ran out to the man, to the well.
And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, "Thus the man spoke to me; that he came to the man;" and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.
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."
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.
And [meat] was set before him to eat, but he said, "I will not eat, until I have told my errand." And he said, "Speak on."
And he said, "I [am] Abraham's servant.
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.
And Sarah, my master's wife, bore a son to my master when she was old, and to him he has given all that he has.
And my master made me swear, saying, 'You will not take a wife to my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell.
But you will go to my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife to my son.'
And I said to my master, 'Perhaps the woman will not follow me.'
And he said to me, 'The Lord, before whom I walk, will send His angel with you, and prosper your way; and you will take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house.
Then you will be clear from my oath, when you come to my kindred; and if they do not give you [one], you will be clear from my oath.'
And I came this day to the well, and said, 'O Lord God of my master Abraham, if now You do prosper my way which I go.
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, 'Give me, I pray you, a little water of your pitcher to drink;'
And she says to me, 'Both drink, and I will also draw for your camels,' [let] the same [be] the woman whom the Lord has appointed out for my master's son.
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, 'Let me drink, I pray you.'
And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her [shoulder], and said, 'Drink, and I will give your camels drink also,' so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.
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 I bowed down my head, and prostrated to 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 to his son.
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."
Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, "The thing proceeds from the Lord, we cannot speak to you bad or good.
And it came to pass, that when Abraham's servant heard their words, he prostrated to the Lord, toward the earth. [*48:29]
And the servant brought forth 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.
And they ate and drank, he and the men who [were] with him, and abode all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, "Send me away to my master."
And her brother and her mother said, "Let the damsel abide with us [a few] days, at the least ten; after that she will go."
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."
And they said, "We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth."
And they called Rebekah, and said to her, "Will you go with this man?" And she said, "I will go."
And they sent away Rebekah, their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.
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 who hate them."
And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man, and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country.
And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the evening, and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels [were] coming.
And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
For she [had] said 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 the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her, and Isaac was comforted after his mother's [death].
Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name [was] Keturah.
And she bore him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
And Jokshan fathered Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these [were] the children of Keturah.
And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac.
But to the sons of the servant-wives, whom Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he still lived, eastward, to the east country.
And these [are] the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, a hundred seventy five years.
Then Abraham breathed out, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full [of years]; and was gathered to his people.
And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron, the son of Zohar the Hittite, which [is] before Mamre;
The field which Abraham purchased from the sons of Heth, there Abraham was buried, and Sarah his wife.
And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.
Now these [are] the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bore to Abraham.
And these [are] the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations, the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.
These [are] the sons of Ishmael, and these [are] their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
And these [are] the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty seven years, and he breathed out and died; and was gathered to his people.
And they dwelt from Havilah to Shur, that [is] before Egypt, as you go toward Assyria, [and] he died in the presence of all his brethren.
And these [are] the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son, Abraham fathered Isaac.
And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel, the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
And Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife, because she [was] barren, and the Lord was entreated by him, and Rebekah, his wife, conceived.
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 when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, [there were] twins in her womb.
And the first came out red, all over like a hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
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.
And the boys grew, and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob [was] a plain man, dwelling in tents.
And Isaac loved Esau, because he ate of [his] venison, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
And Jacob sod pottage, and Esau came from the field, and he [was] faint.
And Esau said to Jacob, "Feed me, I pray you, with that same red [pottage]; for I [am] faint," therefore his name was called Edom.
And Jacob said, "Sell me your birthright this day."
And Esau said, "Behold, I [am] at the point to die, and what profit will this birthright do to me?"
And Jacob said, "Swear to me this day;" and he swore to him, and he sold his birthright to Jacob.
Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; 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 Abimelech, king of the Philistines, to Gerar.
And the Lord appeared to him, and said, "Do not go down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I will tell you of.
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 I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of the heavens, and will give to your seed all these countries; and in your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed;
Because Abraham obeyed My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws."
And Isaac dwelt in Gerar.
And the men of the place asked [him] of his wife; and he said, "She [is] my sister, for he feared to say, '[She is] my wife;' 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 Abimelech said, "What [is] this you have done to us? One of the people might lightly have lien with your wife, and you should have brought guiltiness upon us."
And Abimelech charged all [his] people, saying, "He who touches this man or his wife will surely be put to death."
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold, and the Lord blessed him.
And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great.
For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants, and the Philistines envied him.
For all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.
And Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go from us; for you are much mightier than us."
And Isaac departed from there, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.
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 Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found a well of springing water there.
And the herdmen of Gerar strove with Isaac's herdmen, saying, "The water [is] ours," and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.
And they dug another well, and strove for that also, and he called the name of it Sitnah.
And he built an altar there, and called upon the name of the Lord, and pitched his tent there, and there Isaac's servants dug a well.
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath, one of his friends, and Phichol, the chief captain of his army.
And Isaac said to them, "Therefore you come to me, seeing you hate me, and have sent me away from you?"
And they said, "We saw certainly 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;
That you will do us no harm, as we have not touched you, and as we have done nothing to you but good, and have sent you away in peace, you [are] now the blessed of the Lord."
And he made them a feast, and they ate and drank.
And they rose up early in the morning, and swore to one another, and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had dug, and said to him, "We have found water."
And he called it Shebah, therefore the name of the city [is] Beersheba to this day.
And Esau was forty years old when he took Judith to wife, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath, the daughter of Elon the Hittite.
Who were a grief of mind to Isaac and to Rebekah.
And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau, his eldest son, and said to him, "My son," and he said to him, "Behold, [here] I [am]."
And he said, "Behold now, I am old, I do not know the day of my death.
Now therefore take, I pray you, your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and take me [some] venison;
And make me savory meat, such as I love, and bring [it] to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless you before I die."
And Rebekah heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt [for] venison, [and] to bring [it].
And Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, "Behold, I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,
'Bring me venison, and make me savory meat, that I may eat, and bless you before the Lord before my death.'
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command you.
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.
And you will bring [it] to your father, that he may eat, and that he may bless you before his death."
And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "Behold, Esau my brother [is] a hairy man, and I [am] a smooth man.
My father will perhaps feel me, and I will seem to him as a deceiver; and I will bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing."
And his mother said to him, "Upon me [is] your curse, my son, only obey my voice, and go fetch me [them]."
And he went, and fetched, and brought [them] to his mother, and his mother made savory meat, such as his father loved.
And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, who [was] with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob, her younger son.
And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck.
And she gave the savory meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
And he came to his father, and said, "My father," and he said, "Here I [am]; who [are] you, my son?"
And Jacob said to his father, "I [am] Esau your firstborn; I have done according as you bade me, arise, I pray you, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me."
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."
And Isaac said to Jacob, "Come near, I pray you, that I may feel you, my son, whether you [are] my very son Esau or not."
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."
And he did not discern him, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands, so he blessed him.
And he said, "[Are] you my very son Esau?" And he said, "I [am]."
And he said, "Bring [it] near me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless you." And he brought [it] near him, and he ate, and he brought him wine, and he drank.
And his father Isaac said to him, "Come near now, and kiss me, my son."
And he came near, and kissed him, and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, "See, the smell of my son [is] as the smell of a field which the Lord has blessed.
Therefore God will give you of the dew of the heavens, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine.
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 he also had made savory meat, and brought it to his father, and said to his father, "Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that your soul may bless me."
And Isaac his father said to him, "Who [are] you?" And he said, "I [am] your son, your firstborn Esau."
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 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."
And he said, "Your brother came with subtilty, and has taken away your blessing."
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 said to his father, "Do you have but one blessing, my father? Bless me, [even] me also, O my father." And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
And Isaac, his father, answered and said to him, "Behold, your dwelling will be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of the heavens from above;
And by your sword you will live, and will serve your brother; and it will come to pass when you will have the dominion, that you will break his yoke from off your neck."
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.
Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee to Laban, my brother, to Haran;
And dwell with him a few days, until your brother's fury turns away;
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?"
And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said to him, "You will not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan.
Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel, your mother's father; and take a wife from there from the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother.
And God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a multitude of people;
And give you the blessing of Abraham, to you, and to your seed with you; that you may inherit the land wherein you are a stranger, which God gave to Abraham."
And Isaac sent away Jacob, and he went to Padanaram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take 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 that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and had gone to Padanaram;
And Esau, seeing that the daughters of Canaan did not please Isaac his father;
Then Esau went to Ishmael, and took to the wives whom he had, Mahalath, the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
And he lighted upon a certain place, and 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 he dreamed, and behold, a ladder set upon the earth, and the top of it reached to the heavens, and behold, the angels of God, ascending and descending on it.
And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, "I [am] the Lord God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac, the land whereon you lie, to you I will give it, and to your seed;
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 Jacob awakened out of his sleep, and he said, "Surely the Lord is in this place; and I did not know [it]."
And he was afraid, and said, "How dreadful [is] this place! This [is] none other but the House of God, and this [is] the gate of the heavens."
And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put [for] his pillows, and set it up [for] a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
And he called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of that city [was called] Luz at first.
And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, "If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then the Lord will be my God.
And this stone, which I have set [for] a pillar, will be God's House, and of all that You will give me I will surely give the tenth to You."
Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.
And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, 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 there all the flocks were gathered, and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.
And Jacob said to them, "My brethren, from where [are] you?" And they said, "We [are] of Haran."
And he said to them, "[Is] he well?" And they said, "[He is] well, and, behold, Rachel, his daughter, comes with the sheep."
And he said, "Behold, [it is] yet high day, neither [is it] time that the cattle should be gathered together, water the sheep, and go [and] feed [them].
And they said, "We cannot, until all the flocks are gathered together, and [until] they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep."
And while he still spoke with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she kept them.
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. [*~28:23 - 24]
And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
And Jacob told Rachel that he [was] her father's brother, and that he [was] Rebekah's son, and she ran and told her father.
And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob, his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.
And Laban said to him, "Surely you [are] my bone and my flesh." And he abode with him the space of a month.
And Laban had two daughters, the name of the elder [was] Leah, and the name of the younger [was] Rachel.
Leah [was] tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favored.
And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, "I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter." [*~28:27 - 28]
And Laban said, "[It is] better that I give her to you, than that I should give her to another man, abide with me."
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed to him [but] a few days, for the love he had to her.
And Jacob said to Laban, "Give [me] my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her."
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in to her.
And Laban gave to his daughter Leah, Zilpah his maid [for] a handmaid.
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 Laban said, "It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
Fulfill her week, and we will give you this also for the service which you will serve with me yet seven other years."
And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week, and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
And Laban gave to Rachel, his daughter Bilhah, his handmaid to be her maid.
And he went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
And when the Lord saw that Leah [was] hated, He opened her womb, but Rachel [was] barren.
And Leah conceived, and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben, for she said, "Surely the Lord has looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me."
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.
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.
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."
And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel, and he said, "[Am] I in God's stead, who has withheld the fruit of the womb from you?"
And she said, "Behold my maid Bilhah, go in to her; and she will bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her."
And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife, and Jacob went in to her.
And Bilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son.
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.
And Bilhah, Rachel's maid, conceived again, and bore Jacob a second son.
When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. [*4:3]
And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bore Jacob a son.
And Leah said, "A troop comes," and she called his name Gad.
And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bore Jacob a second son.
And Leah said, "Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed," and she called his name Asher.
And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, "Give me, I pray you, of your son's mandrakes."
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.
And God listened to Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob the fifth son.
And Leah said, "God has given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband," and she called his name Issachar.
And Leah conceived again, and bore Jacob the sixth son.
And Leah said, "God has endued me [with] a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons," and she called his name Zebulun.
And afterwards she bore a daughter, and called her name Dinah.
And God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb.
And she conceived, and bore a son; and said, "God has taken away my reproach."
And she called his name Joseph; and said, "The Lord will add to me another son."
And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, "Send me away, that I may go to my own place, and to my country.
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 you."
And Laban said to him, "I pray 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."
And he said, "Appoint me your wages, and I will give [it]."
And he said to him, "You know how I have served you, and how your cattle were with me.
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?"
And he said, "What will I give you?" And Jacob said, "You will not give me anything, if you will do this thing for me, I will again feed [and] keep your flock.
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 Laban said, "Behold, perhaps it might be according to your word."
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 he set three days' journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which [was] in the rods.
And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink.
And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle striped, speckled, and spotted.
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, whenever the stronger cattle conceived, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods.
But when the cattle were feeble, he did not put [them] in, so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger, Jacob's.
And the man increased exceedingly, and had many cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and donkeys.
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 he has gotten all this glory."
And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it [was] not toward him as before.
And the Lord said to Jacob, "Return to the land of your fathers, and to your kindred; and I will be with you."
And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field to his flock,
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.
And you know that with all my power I have served your father.
And your father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God did not allow him to hurt me.
If he said thus, 'The speckled will be your wages; then all the cattle bore speckled,' and if he said thus, 'The striped will be your hire;' then all the cattle bore stripes.
Thus God has taken away the cattle of your father, and given [them] to me.
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 the angel of God spoke to me in a dream, [saying], 'Jacob,' And I said, 'Here I [am].'
And he said, 'Lift up your eyes now, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle [are] striped, speckled, and grisled, for I have seen all that Laban does to you.
I [am] the God of Bethel, where you anointed the pillar, [and] where you vowed a vow to Me, now arise, get out from this land, and return to the land of your kindred.'"
And Rachel and Leah answered and said to him, "[Is there] yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?
Are we not counted strangers of him? For he has sold us, and has quite devoured also our money.
For all the riches which God has taken from our father, that [is] ours, and our children's, now then, whatever God has said to you, do."
Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;
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 to shear his sheep, and Rachel had stolen the images that [were] her father's.
And Jacob stole away the heart to Laban the Syrian, in that he did not tell him that he fled.
So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face [toward] the mount Gilead.
And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob had fled.
And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.
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."
Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount, and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.
And Laban said to Jacob, "What have you done, that you have stolen away my heart, and carried away my daughters, as captives [taken] with the sword?
Therefore you fled away secretly, and stole away from me; and did not tell me, that I might have sent you away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?
And have not allowed me to kiss my sons and my daughters? You have now done foolishly in [so] doing.
It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt, but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, 'Take you heed that you do not speak to Jacob either good or bad.'
And now, [though] you need to be gone, because you fearingly longed after your father's house, [yet] why have you stolen my gods?"
And Jacob answered and said to Laban, "Because I was afraid, for I said, 'Perhaps you would take by force your daughters from me.'
With whomever you find your gods, let him not live, before our brethren discerns what [is] yours with me, and take [it] to you." For Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen them.
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.
Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but did not find [them].
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] upon me." And he searched, but did not find the images.
And Jacob was wroth, and chode 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?
Whereas you have searched all my stuff, what have you found of all your household stuff? Set [it] here before my brethren and your brethren, that they may judge between us both.
These twenty years I [have been] with you; your ewes and your female goats have not cast their young, and I have not eaten the rams of your flock.
That which was torn [of beasts] I did not bring to you; I bore the loss of it; you required it from my hand, [whether] stolen by day, or stolen by night.
[Thus] I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from my eyes.
Thus I have been in your house twenty years; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your cattle, and you have changed my wages ten times.
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?
Now therefore come, let us make a covenant, I and you; and let it be for a witness between me and you."
And Jacob took a stone, and set it up [for] a pillar.
And Jacob said to his brethren, "Gather stones;" and they took stones, and made a heap, and they ate there upon the heap.
And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed.
And Laban said, "This heap [is] a witness between me and you this day." Therefore the name of it was called Galeed;
And Mizpah; for he said, "The Lord watches between me and you, when we are absent from one another.
If you will afflict my daughters, or if you will take [other] wives beside my daughters, no man [is] with us; see, God [is] witness between me and you."
And Laban said to Jacob, "Behold this heap, and behold [this] pillar, which I have cast between me and you;
This heap [is] witness, and [this] pillar [is] witness, that I will not pass over this heap to you, and that you will not pass over this heap and this pillar to me, for harm.
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.
Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread, and they ate bread, and abode all night in the mount.
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.
And when Jacob saw them, he said, "This [is] God's host," and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother to the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
And he commanded them, saying, "Thus will you speak to my lord Esau; 'Your servant Jacob says thus, 'I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now.
And I have oxen, and donkeys, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants, and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in your sight.'"
And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, "We came to your brother Esau, and he also comes to meet you, and four hundred men with him."
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;
And said, "If Esau comes to the one company, and strike it, then the other company which is left will escape."
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.'
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.
Deliver me, I pray You, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau, for I fear him, unless he will come and strike me, [and] the mother with the children.
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.'"
And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand, a present for Esau his brother;
Two hundred female goats, and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,
Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty young cows, and ten bulls, twenty she donkeys, and ten foals.
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 space between drove and drove."
And he commanded the foremost, saying, "When Esau my brother meets you, and asks you, saying, 'Whose [are] you? And where do you go? And whose [are] these before you?'
Then you will say, '[They are] your servant Jacob's; it [is] a present sent to my lord Esau, and, behold, he [is] also behind us.'"
And so he commanded the second, and the third, and all who followed the droves, saying, "On this manner will you speak to Esau, when you find him.
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."
So the present went over before him, and he lodged that night in the company.
And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.
And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that [which] he had.
And Jacob was left alone; and there a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.
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.
And he said, "Let me go, for the day breaks." And he said, "I will not let you go, except you bless me."
And he said to him, "What [is] your name?" And he said, "Jacob."
And he said, "Your name will no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for as a prince you have power with God and with men, and have prevailed."
And Jacob asked [him], and said, "Tell [me], I pray you, your name." And he said, "Why [is] it [that] you ask after my name?" And he blessed him there.
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, for "I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved."
And as he passed over Penuel, the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.
Therefore the Children of Israel did not eat [of] the sinew which shrank, which [is] upon 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.
And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.
And he passed over before them, and prostrated to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him, and they wept.
And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, "Who [are] those with you?" And he said, "The children which God has graciously given your servant."
Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they prostrated.
And Leah also with her children came near, and prostrated, and after, Joseph came near, and Rachel, and they prostrated.
And he said, "What [do] you [mean] by all this drove which I met?" And he said, "[These are] to find grace in the sight of my lord."
And Esau said, "I have enough, my brother; keep that [which] you have to yourself."
And Jacob said, "No, I pray you, 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.
Take, I pray 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].
And he said, "Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before you."
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.
Let my lord, I pray you, 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 Esau said, "Let me now leave with you [some] of the folk who [are] with me." And he said, "What [is] the need? Let me find grace in the sight of my lord."
So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.
And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house, and made booths for his cattle, therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.
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 the city.
And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces of money.
And he erected an altar there, and called it Elelohe-Israel.
And Dinah, the daughter of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.
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.
And his soul clave to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spoke kindly to the damsel.
And Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, "Get me this damsel to wife."
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 had come.
And Hamor, the father of Shechem, went out to Jacob to commune with him.
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.
And Hamor communed with them, saying, "The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter, I pray you, give her to him to wife.
And make marriages with us, [and] give your daughters to us, and take our daughters to you.
And you will dwell with us, and the land will be before you; dwell and trade therein, and get possessions therein."
And Shechem said to her father and to her brethren, "Let me find grace in your eyes, and what you will say to me, I will give.
Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give accordingly as you will say to me, but give me the damsel to wife."
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister.
And they said to them, "We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised; for that [was] a reproach to us.
But in this we will consent to you, if you will be as we [are], that every male of you is circumcised;
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.
But if you will not hear us, to be circumcised; then we will take our daughter, and we will be gone."
And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.
And the young man did not defer to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter, and he [was] more honorable than all the house of his father.
And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,
"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.
Only herein 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.
[Should] their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs not [be] ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will dwell with us."
And all who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor and to Shechem his son; and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.
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 they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.
The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.
They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their donkeys, and that which [was] in the city, and that which [was] in the field,
And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives they took captive, and spoiled even all that [was] in the house.
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 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 there an altar to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother."
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.
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."
And they gave to Jacob all the strange gods which [were] in their hand, and [all their] earrings which [were] in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which [was] by Shechem.
And they journeyed, and the terror of God was upon the cities that [were] round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
So Jacob came to Luz, which [is] in the land of Canaan, that [is], Bethel, he and all the people who [were] with him.
And he built an altar there, and called the place Elbethel, because God appeared there to him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
But Deborah, Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak, and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.
And God appeared to Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.
And God said to him, "Your name [is] Jacob, your name will not be called Jacob anymore, but Israel will be your name," and He called his name Israel.
And God said to him, "I [am] God Almighty, be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations will be of you, and kings will come out of your loins;
And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to you I will give it, and to your seed after you I will give the land."
And God went up from him in the place where He talked with him.
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 thereon, and he poured oil thereon.
And Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him, Bethel.
And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath, and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor.
And it came to pass, when she was in hard labor, that the midwife said to her, "Do not fear; you will have this son also."
And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni, but his father called him Benjamin.
And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which [is] Bethlehem.
And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave, that [is] the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.
And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.
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.
The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun.
The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin.
And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:
And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher, these [are] the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Padanaram.
And Jacob came to Isaac his father to Mamre, to the city of Arbah, which [is] Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
And the days of Isaac were a hundred and eighty years.
And Isaac breathed out 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.
Esau took his wives from the daughters of Canaan; Adah, the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
And Bashemath, Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.
And Adah bore to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bore Reuel;
And Aholibamah bore Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah, these [are] the sons of Esau, who were born to him in the land of Canaan.
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.
For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were, strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.
Thus Esau dwelt in Mount Seir, Esau [is] Edom.
And these [are] the generations of Esau, the father of the Edomites in Mount Seir.
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.
And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.
And Timna was a servant-wife to Eliphaz, Esau's son; and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz, these [were] the sons of Adah, Esau's wife.
And these [are] the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah, these were the sons of Bashemath, Esau's wife.
And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife, and she bore Jeush to Esau, and Jaalam, and Korah.
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,
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.
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 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.
These [are] the sons of Esau, who [is] Edom, and these [are] their dukes.
These [are] the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,
And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan, these [are] the dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.
And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister [was] Timna.
And the children of Shobal [were] these; Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
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 donkeys of Zibeon his father.
And the children of Anah [were] these; Dishon, and Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah.
And these [are] the children of Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
The children of Ezer [are] these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.
The children of Dishan [are] these; Uz, and Aran.
These [are] the dukes [who came] of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,
Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan, these [are] the dukes [who came] of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir.
And these [are] the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned over the Children of Israel.
And Bela, the son of Beor, reigned in Edom, and the name of his city [was] Dinhabah.
And Bela died, and Jobab, the son of Zerah of Bozrah, reigned in his stead.
And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in his stead.
And Husham died, and Hadad, the son of Bedad, who struck Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead, and the name of his city [was] Avith.
And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.
And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth, [by] the river, reigned in his stead.
And Saul died, and Baalhanan, the son of Achbor, reigned in his stead.
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.
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,
Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
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 the Edomites.
And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
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.
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.
And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told [it] his brethren, and they hated him more still.
And he said to them, "Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed.
For, behold, we [were] binding sheaves in the field, and, look, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood around, and prostrated to my sheaf."
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 his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.
And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
And Israel said to Joseph, "Do your brethren not feed [the flock] in Shechem? Come, and I will send you to them." And he said to him, "Here [I am]."
And he said to him, "Go, I pray you, 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 a certain man found him, and, behold, [he was] wandering in the field, and the man asked him, saying, "What do you seek?"
And he said, "I seek my brethren, tell me, I pray you, where they feed [their flocks]."
And the man said, "They have departed from here; for I heard them say, 'Let us go to Dothan.'" And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near them, they conspired against him to slay him.
And they said to one another, "Behold, this dreamer comes.
And Reuben heard [it], and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, "Let us not kill him."
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;" that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again. [*12:10]
And it came to pass, when Joseph was brought to his brethren, that they stripped Joseph out of his coat, [his] coat of [many] colors that [was] on him;
And they took him, and cast him into a pit, and the pit [was] empty; [there was] no water in it.
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.
And Judah said to his brethren, "What profit [is it] if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?
Then Midianites 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. [*12:19]
And Reuben returned to the pit; and, behold, Joseph [was] not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.
And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood; [*12:18]
And they sent the coat of [many] colors, and they brought [it] to their father; and said, "We have found this, identify whether it [is] your son's coat or not."
And he knew it, and said, "[It is] my son's coat; an evil beast has devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces."
And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned his son many days.
And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name [was] Hirah.
And Judah saw a daughter of a certain Canaanite there, whose name [was] Shuah; and he took her, and went in to her.
And she conceived, and bore a son; and he called his name Er.
And she conceived again, and bore a son; and she called his name Onan.
And she yet again conceived, and bore a son; and called his name Shelah, and he was at Chezib, when she bore him.
And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name [was] Tamar.
And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him.
And Judah said to Onan, "Go in to your brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to your brother."
And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in to his brother's wife, that he spilled [it] on the ground, unless he should give seed to his brother.
And the thing which he did displeased the Lord, therefore He slew him also.
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 in process of time the daughter of Shuah, Judah's wife, died; and Judah was comforted, and went up to his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
And it was told to Tamar, saying, "Behold, your father in law goes up to Timnath to shear his sheep."
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.
When Judah saw her, he thought her [to be] a harlot; because she had covered her face.
And he turned to her by the way, and said, "Go, I pray you, 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, "I will send [you] a kid from the flock." And she said, "Will you give [me] a pledge, until you send [it]?"
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 she arose, and went away, and took off her veil from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.
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.
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 this [place]."
And he returned to Judah, and said, "I cannot find her;" and also the men of the place said, "There was no harlot in this [place]."
And Judah said, "Let her take [it] to her, unless we are shamed, behold, I sent this kid, and you have not found her."
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, "Discern, I pray you, whose [are] these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff."
And Judah acknowledged [them], and said, "She has been more righteous than I; because I did not give her to Shelah my son." And he knew her again no more.
And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins [were] in her womb.
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 the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
And his master saw that the Lord [was] with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
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.
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 it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, "Lie with me."
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 to my hand;
[There is] 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?" [*12:23]
And it came to pass, as she spoke to Joseph day by day, that he did not listen to her, to lie by her, [or] to be with her.
And she caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me," and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out. [*12:25]
And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,
That she called to the men of her house, and spoke to them, saying, "See, he has brought in a Hebrew to us to mock us; he came in to me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice.
And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got himself out."
And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.
And she spoke to him according to these words, saying, "The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought to us, came in to me to mock me.
And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out."
And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, "After this manner your servant did to me;" that his wrath was kindled.
And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners [were] bound, and he was there in the prison.
But the Lord was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners who [were] in the prison; and whatever they did there, he was the doer [of it].
The keeper of the prison did not look to anything [that was] under his hand; because the Lord was with him, and [that] which he did, the Lord made [it] prosper.
And it came to pass after these things, [that] the butler of the king of Egypt and [his] baker had offended their lord, the king of Egypt.
And Pharaoh was wroth against two [of] his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph [was] bound.
And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them, and they continued a season in ward.
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 Joseph came in toward them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they [were] sad.
And he asked Pharaoh's officers who [were] with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, "Why do you look [so] sad today?"
And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, "In my dream, behold, a vine [was] before me;
And in the vine [were] three branches, and it [was] as though it budded, [and] her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes.
And Joseph said to him, "This [is] the interpretation of it, 'The three branches [are] three days.
But think on me when it will be well with you, and show kindness, I pray you, to me, and make mention of me to Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house. [*12:42]
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.
And Joseph answered and said, "This [is] the interpretation thereof, 'The three baskets [are] three days.
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.
And he restored the chief butler to his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.
Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.
And it came to pass at the end of two full years [*12:42], that Pharaoh dreamed, and, behold, he stood by the river.
And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favored young cows and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.
And, behold, seven other young cows came up after them out of the river, ill favored and leanfleshed; and stood by the [other] young cows upon the brink of the river.
And the ill favored and leanfleshed young cows ate up the seven well favored and fat young cows. So Pharaoh awoke.
And he slept and dreamed the second time, and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
And, behold, seven thin ears, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.
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 my faults this day.
Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, [both] me and the chief baker.
And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream.
And a young man [was] with us, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; he interpreted to each man according to his dream.
And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; he restored me to my office, and he hanged him."
Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon, and he shaved [himself], and changed his raiment, and came in toward Pharaoh.
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I have dreamed a dream, and [there are] none who can interpret it, and I have heard [it] said of you, [that] you can understand a dream to interpret it."
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river.
And, behold, there came up out of the river seven young cows, fatfleshed and well favored; and they fed in a meadow.
And, behold, seven other young cows came up after them, poor and very ill favored and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness.
And the lean and the ill favored young cows ate up the first seven fat young cows.
And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good.
And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, [and] blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.
And Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dream of Pharaoh [is] one, God has shown Pharaoh what He [is] about to do.
The seven good young cows [are] seven years; and the seven good ears [are] seven years, the dream [is] one.
And the seven thin and ill favored young cows that came up after them [are] seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind will be seven years of famine.
This [is] the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh, 'What God [is] about to do, He shows to Pharaoh.'
Behold, seven years of great plenty come throughout all the land of Egypt.
And there will arise after them, seven years of famine; and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine will consume the land;
And the plenty will not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it [will be] very grievous.
And for that, the dream was doubled to Pharaoh twice; [it is] because the thing [is] established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass. [*12:47 - 48]
Now therefore, let Pharaoh look out for a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
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.
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.
And that food will be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which will be in the land of Egypt; that the land does not perish through the famine."
And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.
And Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find [one such] as this, a man in whom the Spirit of God [is]?"
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Forasmuch as God has shown you all this, [there are] none so discreet and wise as you [are].
You will be over my house, and according to your word will all my people be ruled, only in the throne will I be greater than you."
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt."
And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, "Bow the knee," and he made him [ruler] over all the land of Egypt.
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I [am] Pharaoh, and without you will no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt."
And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife, Asenath, the daughter of Potipherah, priest of On. And Joseph went out over [all] the land of Egypt.
And Joseph [was] thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.
And in the seven plenteous years, the earth brought forth by handfuls.
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 gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for [it was] without number.
And to Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potipherah, priest of On, bore to him.
And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh, "For God," [he said], "has made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house."
And the name of the second he called Ephraim, "For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction."
And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, had ended.
And the seven years of famine began to come, accordingly as Joseph had said, and the famine was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
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."
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 waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
And he said, "Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt, get down there, and buy for us from there; that we may live, and not die."
But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob did not send with his brethren; for he said, "Unless perhaps mischief befalls him."
And the sons of Israel came to buy [corn] among those who came, for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
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 knew his brethren, but they did not know him. [*12:58]
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."
And they said to him, "No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.
We [are] all one man's sons; we [are] true [men], your servants are not spies."
And he said to them, "No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land."
And they said, "Your servants [are] twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest [is] with our father this day, and one [is] not."
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 he put them all together into the ward for three days.
And Joseph said to them the third day, "Do this, and live; [for] I fear God.
If you [are] true [men], let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison, go, carry corn for the famine of your houses.
But bring your youngest brother to me; so your words will be verified, and you will not die." And they did so.
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."
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, his blood is also required."
And they did not know that Joseph understood [them]; for he spoke to them by an interpreter.
Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way, and thus he did to them. [*12:62]
And as one of them opened his sack to give his donkey provender in the inn, he saw his money; for, behold, it [was] in his sack's mouth.
And he said to his brethren, "My money is restored; 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?" [*12:65]
And they came to Jacob their father, to the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell them; saying,
"The man, [who is] the lord of the land, spoke roughly to us, and took us as spies of the country.
And we said to him, 'We [are] true [men]; we are not spies.
We [are] twelve brethren, sons of our father; one [is] not, and the youngest [is] this day with our father in the land of Canaan.'
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 Jacob their father said to them, "You have bereaved me [of my children], Joseph [is] not, and Simeon [is] not, and you will take Benjamin [away], all these things are against me."
And Reuben spoke to his father, saying, "Slay my two sons, if I do not bring him to you, deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to you again."
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 the famine [was] sore in the land.
And it came to pass, 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."
And Judah spoke to him, saying, "The man did solemnly protest to us, saying, "You will not see my face, unless your brother [is] with you.
If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food.
But if you will not send [him], we will not go down, for the man said to us, 'You will not see my face, unless your brother [is] with you.'"
And Israel said, "Why did you deal [so] ill with me, [as] to tell the man whether you still had a brother?"
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 Judah said to Israel his father, "Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and you, [and] also our little ones.
I will be security for him; you will require him of my hand, if I do not bring him to you, and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever.
For unless we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time."
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 take twice the 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.
Take your brother also, and arise, go again to the man.
And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send your other brother away, and Benjamin. If I am bereaved [of my children], I am bereaved."
And the men took that present, and they took twice the money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, "Bring [these] men home, and slay, and make ready; for [these] men will dine with me at noon."
And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.
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 they came near the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,
And said, "O sir, we came down indeed at the first time to buy food."
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 we have brought other money down in our hands to buy food, we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks."
And he said, "Peace to you, do not fear, 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.
And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave [them] water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their donkeys provender.
And they made the present ready until Joseph came at noon, for they heard that they should eat bread there.
And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which [was] in their hand into the house, and prostrated to him to the earth.
And he asked them of [their] welfare, and said, "[Is] your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? [Is] he still alive?"
And they answered, "Your servant, our father, [is] in good health, he [is] still alive." And they bowed down their heads, and prostrated.
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 Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother, and he sought [where] to weep; and he entered into [his] chamber, and wept there.
And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, "Set bread."
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 they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth, and the men marveled at one another.
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.
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.
As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their donkeys.
[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?
[Is] this not [it] in which my lord drinks, and whereby he indeed divined? You have done evil in so doing.'" [*12:70]
And he overtook them, and he spoke these same words to them.
And they said to him, "Why does my lord say these words? God forbid that your servants should do according to this thing.
Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again to you out of the land of Canaan, how then should we steal out of your lord's house silver or gold?
With whomever of your servants it is found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen."
Then every man speedily took down his sack to the ground, and every man opened his sack.
And he searched, [and] began at the eldest, and left at the youngest, and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. [*12:76]
Then they rent their clothes, and every man laded his donkey, and returned to the city.
And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he [was] still there, and they fell before him on the ground.
And Joseph said to them, "What deed [is] this that you have done? Did you not know that such a man as I can certainly divine?"
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."
And he said, "God forbid that I should do so, [but] the man in whose hand the cup is found, he will be my servant; and as for you, get up in peace to your father."
Then Judah came near him, and said, "Oh my lord, let your servant, I pray you, speak a word in my lord's ears, and do not let your anger burn against your servant, for you [are] even as Pharaoh.
My lord asked his servants, saying, 'Do you have a father, or a brother?'
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.'
And you said to your servants, 'Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes upon him.'
And we said to my lord, 'The lad cannot leave his father, for [if] he should leave his father, [his father] would die.'
And you said to your servants, 'Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you will see my face no more.'
And it came to pass when we came up to your servant, my father, we told him the words of my lord.
And our father said, 'Go again, [and] buy us a little food.'
And we said, 'We cannot go down, if our youngest brother is with us, then will we go down, for we may not see the man's face, unless our youngest brother [is] with us.'
And your servant, my father, said to us, 'You know that my wife bore me two [sons].
And the one went out from me, and I said, 'Surely he is torn in pieces; and I did not see him since.
And if you take this also from me, and mischief befalls him, you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.'
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;
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.
For your servant became security for the lad to my father, saying, 'If I do not bring him to you, then I will bear the blame to my father forever.'
Now therefore, I pray you, let your servant abide instead of the lad [as] a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren.
For how will I go up to my father, and the lad [is] not with me? Unless perhaps I see the evil that will 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 there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known to his brethren.
And he wept aloud, and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.
Now therefore do not be grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. [*12:92]
For these two years the famine [has been] in the land, and [there are] still five years, in the which [there will] neither [be] earing nor harvest.
And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
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.
Hurry, and go up to my father, and say to him, 'Thus your son Joseph says, 'God has made me lord of all Egypt, come down to me, do not stay.'
And you will dwell in the land of Goshen, and you will be near me, you, and your children, and your children's children, and your flocks, and your herds, and all that you have.
And I will nourish you there; for [there are] still five years of famine; unless you, and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty.
And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that [it is] my mouth that speaks to you.
And you will tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that you have seen; and you will hurry and bring my father down here."
And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them, and after that, his brethren talked with him.
And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, "Joseph's brethren have come," and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Say to your brethren, 'Do this; lade your beasts, and go, get to the land of Canaan;
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 will eat the fat of the land.'
Now you are commanded, do this; take wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
Also do not regard your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt [is] yours."
And the children of Israel did so, and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred [pieces] of silver, and five changes of raiment.
And he sent after this [manner] to his father; ten donkeys laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way.
So he sent his brethren away, and they departed, and he said to them, "See that you do not fall out by the way."
And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan to Jacob their father,
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 them.
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.
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.
And God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, "Jacob, Jacob." And he said, "Here I [am]."
And He said, "I [am] God, the God of your father, do not fear to go down into Egypt; for I will make a great nation of you there.
I will go down with you into Egypt; and I will also surely bring you up [again], and Joseph will put his hand upon your eyes."
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.
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.
His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed he brought with him into Egypt.
And these [are] the names of the children of Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons, Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.
And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanitish woman.
And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
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.
And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.
These [are] the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah, all the souls of his sons and his daughters [were] thirty three.
And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.
And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister, and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.
These [are] the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah, his daughter, and she bore these to Jacob, [even] sixteen souls.
The sons of Rachel, Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.
And to Joseph in the land of Egypt, Manasseh and Ephraim were born, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potipherah, priest of On, bore to him.
And the sons of Benjamin [were] Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
These [are] the sons of Rachel, whom were born to Jacob, all the souls [were] fourteen.
And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.
These [are] the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel, his daughter, and she bore these to Jacob, all the souls [were] seven.
All the souls who came with Jacob into Egypt, who came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls [were] sixty six;
And the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, [were] two souls, all the souls of the house of Jacob, who came into Egypt, [were] seventy.
And he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to direct his face to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.
And Joseph made his chariot ready, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself to him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.
And Israel said to Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen your face, because you [are] still alive."
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;
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.'
And it will come to pass, when Pharaoh will call you, and will say, 'What [is] your occupation?'
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."
And he took some of his brethren, [even] five men, and presented them to Pharaoh.
And Pharaoh said to his brethren, "What [is] your occupation?" And they said to Pharaoh, "Your servants [are] shepherds, both we, [and] also our fathers."
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, we pray you, let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen."
And Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, "Your father and your brethren are brought to you.
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 Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
And Pharaoh said to Jacob, "How old [are] you?"
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 Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.
And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to [their] families.
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.
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.
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 Joseph said, "Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if 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 we and our land? Buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants to Pharaoh, and give [us] seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land does not become desolate."
And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them, so the land became Pharaoh's.
And as for the people, he removed them to cities from [one] end of the borders of Egypt even to the [other] end thereof.
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.
Then Joseph said to the people, "Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh, look, [here is] seed for you, and you will sow the land.
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 they said, "You have saved our lives, let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants."
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 become Pharaoh's.
And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt for seventeen years, so the whole age of Jacob was a hundred forty seven years.
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, put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; do not bury me, I pray you, in Egypt.
But I will lie with my fathers, and you will carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their burying place." And he said, "I will do as you have said."
And he said, "Swear to me." And he swore to him. And Israel prostrated upon the bed's head.
And it came to pass after these things, that [one] told Joseph, "Behold, your father [is] sick," and he took his two sons with him, Manasseh and Ephraim.
And [one] told Jacob, and said, "Behold, your son Joseph comes to you," and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
And Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
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 now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you into Egypt, [are] mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they will be mine.
And your issue, whom you begot after them, will be yours, [and] will be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.
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 beheld Joseph's sons, and said, "Who [are] these?"
And Joseph said to his father, "They [are] my sons, whom God has given to me in this [place]." And he said, "Bring them, I pray you, to me, and I will bless them."
Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, [so that] he could not see. And he brought them near him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.
And Israel said to Joseph, "I had not thought to see your face, and, look, God has also shown me your seed."
And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he prostrated with his face to the earth.
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 him.
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.
And he blessed Joseph, and said, "God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God who fed me all my life long to this day,
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 Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father, for this [is] the firstborn; put your right hand upon his 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]
And he blessed them that day, saying, "In you will Israel bless, saying, "God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh, and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
And Israel said to Joseph, "Behold, I die, but God will be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.
Moreover I have given to you one portion above your brethren, 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, that I may tell you [that] which will befall you in the last days.
Gather yourselves together, and hear, sons of Jacob; and hear Israel your father.
Reuben, you [are] my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power.
Unstable as water, you will not excel; because you went up to your father's bed; then you defiled [it], he went up to my couch.
Simeon and Levi [are] brethren; instruments of cruelty [are in] their habitations.
O my soul, do not come into their secret; to their assembly, my honor, do not be united, for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they dug down a wall.
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.
Judah, you [are he] whom your brethren will praise, your hand [will be] in the neck of your enemies; your father's children will prostrate before you.
Judah [is] a lion's whelp, from the prey, my son, you have gone up, he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who will rouse him up?
The sceptre will not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to him [will] the gathering of the people [be].
Binding his foal to the vine, and his donkey's colt to the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes.
His eyes [will be] red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
Zebulun will dwell at the haven of the sea; and he [will be] for a haven of ships; and his border [will be] to Zidon.
Issachar [is] a strong donkey reclining between two burdens.
And he saw that rest [was] good, and the land, that [it was] pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant to tribute.
Dan will judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
Dan will be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that bites the horse heels, so that his rider will fall backward.
I have waited for Your salvation, O Lord.
Gad, a troop will overcome him, but he will overcome at the last.
Out of Asher, his bread [will be] fat, and he will yield royal dainties.
Naphtali [is] a hind let loose, he gives goodly words.
Joseph [is] a fruitful bough, [even] a fruitful bough by a well; [whose] branches run over the wall.
The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot [at him], and hated him.
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.
[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, and this [is it] which their father spoke to them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them. [*5:12]
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,
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.
There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.
The purchase of the field and of the cave that [is] therein [was] from the children of Heth."
And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and breathed out, and was gathered to his people.
And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.
And Joseph commanded his servants, the physicians, to embalm his father, and the physicians embalmed Israel.
And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those who are embalmed, and the Egyptians mourned seventy days for him.
And when the days of his mourning had past, Joseph spoke to the house of Pharaoh, saying, "If I have now found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
'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 let me go up, I pray you, and bury my father, and I will come again."
And Pharaoh said, "Go up, and bury your father, accordingly as he made you swear."
And Joseph went up to bury his father, and all the servants of Pharaoh went up with him, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house, they left only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, in the land of Goshen.
And both chariots and horsemen went up with him, and it was a very great company.
And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which [is] beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation, and he made a mourning seven days for his father.
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.
And his sons did to him accordingly as he commanded them.
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.
And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all who went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, "Joseph will perhaps hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did to him."
And they sent a messenger to Joseph, saying, "Your father commanded before he died, saying,
'So you will say to Joseph, 'Forgive, I pray you now, the trespass of your brethren, and their sin; for they did evil to you, and now, we pray you, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of your father.'" And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, "Behold, we [are] your servants."
And Joseph said to them, "Do not fear, for [am] I in the place of God?
But as for you, you thought evil against me; [but] God meant it to good, to bring to pass, as [it is] this day, to save many people alive.
Now therefore do not fear, I will nourish you, and your little ones." And he comforted them, and spoke kindly to them.
And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house, and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years.
And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third [generation], the children also of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were brought up upon Joseph's knees.
And Joseph said to his brethren, "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."
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."
So Joseph died, [being] a hundred and ten years old, and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.