Genesis

Table of Contents - Genesis

 

Chapter 1

1-In the beginning God made the heaven and the earth.

 2-But the earth was unsightly and unfurnished, and darkness was over the deep, and the Spirit of God moved over the water.

 3-And God said, Let there be light, and there was light.

 4-And God saw the light that it was good, and God divided between the light and the darkness.

 5-And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night, and there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

 6-And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the water, and let it be a division between water and water, and it was so.

 7-And God made the firmament, and God divided between the water which was under the firmament and the water which was above the firmament.

 8-And God called the firmament Heaven, and God saw that it was good, and there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

 9-And God said, Let the water which is under the heaven be collected into one  place, and let the dry land appear, and it was so.

 And the water which was under the heaven was collected into its places,  and the dry land appeared.

 10-And God called the dry land Earth, and the  gatherings of the waters he called Seas, and God saw that it was good.

 11-And God said, Let the earth bring forth the herb of grass  bearing seed according to its kind  and according to its likeness, and the fruit tree bearing fruit whose seed is in it, according to its kind on the earth, and it was so.

 12-And the earth brought forth the herb of grass bearing seed according to its kind and according to its likeness, and the fruit tree bearing fruit whose seed is in it, according to its kind on the earth, and God saw that it was good.

 13-And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

 14-And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven  to give light upon the earth, to divide between day and night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and for years.

 15-And let them be for light in the firmament of the heaven, so as to shine upon the earth, and it was so.

 16-And God made the two great lights, the greater light for regulating the day and the lesser light for regulating the night, the stars also.

 17-And God placed them in the firmament of the heaven, so as to shine upon the earth, 18-and to regulate day and night, and to divide between the light and the darkness.

 And God saw that it was good.

 19-And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

 20-And God said, Let the waters bring forth reptiles  having life, and winged creatures flying above the earth in the firmament of heaven, and it was so.

 21-And God made great  whales, and  every living reptile, which the waters brought forth according to their kinds, and every creature that flies with wings according to its kind, and God saw that they were good.

 22-And God blessed them saying, Increase and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let the creatures that fly be multiplied on the earth.

 23-And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

 24-And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living  creature according to its kind, quadrupeds and reptiles and wild beasts of the earth according to their kind, and it was so.

 25-And God made the wild beasts of the earth according to their kind, and cattle according to their kind, and all the reptiles of the earth according to their kind, and God saw that they were good.

 26-And God said, Let us make man according to our image and likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the flying creatures of heaven, and over the cattle and all the earth, and over all the reptiles that creep on the earth.

 27-And God made man, according to the image of God  he made him, male and female he made them.

 28-And God blessed them, saying, Increase and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the seas and flying creatures of heaven, and all the cattle and all the earth, and all the reptiles that creep on the earth.

 29-And God said, Behold I have given to you every seed-bearing herb sowing seed which is upon all the earth, and every tree which has in itself the fruit of seed that is sown, to you it shall be for food.

 30-And to all the wild beasts of the earth, and to all the flying creatures of heaven, and to every reptile creeping on the earth, which has in itself the  breath of life, even every green plant for food; and it was so.

 31-And God saw all the things that he had made, and, behold, they were very good.

 And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

  

Chapter 2

1-And the heavens and the earth were finished, and the whole  world of them.

 2-  And God finished on the sixth day his works which he made, and he ceased on the seventh day from all his works which he made.

 3-And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it he ceased from all his works which God  began to do.

 4-This is the book of the generation of heaven and earth, when  they were made, in the day in which the Lord God made the heaven and the earth, 5-and every herb of the field before it was on the earth, and all the grass of the field before it sprang up, for God had not rained on the earth, and there was not a man to cultivate it.

 6-But there rose a fountain out of the earth, and watered the whole face of the earth.

 7-And God formed the man of dust of the earth, and breathed upon his face the breath of life,  and the man became a living soul.

 8-And God planted a garden eastward in Edem, and placed there the man whom he had formed.

 9-And God made to spring up also out of the earth every tree beautiful  to the eye and good for food, and the tree of life in the midst of the garden, and the tree of learning  the knowledge of good and evil.

 10-And a river proceeds out of Edem to water the garden, thence it divides itself into four heads.

 11-The name of the one, Phisom, this it is which encircles the whole land of Evilat, where there is gold.

 12-And the gold of that land is good, there also is carbuncle and emerald.

 13-And the name of the second river is Geon, this it is which encircles the whole land of Ethiopia.

 14-And the third river is Tigris, this is that which flows forth over against the Assyrians.

 And the fourth river is Euphrates.

 15-And the Lord God took the man whom he had formed, and placed him in the garden of Delight, to cultivate and keep it.

 16-And the Lord God gave a charge to Adam, saying, Of every tree which is in the garden you  may freely eat, 17-but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil—of it you° shall not eat, but in whatever day you° eat of it, you° shall  surely die.

 18-And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone, let us make for him a help  suitable to him.

 19-And God formed yet farther out of the earth all the wild beasts of the field, and all the birds of the sky, and he brought them to Adam, to see what he would call them, and whatever Adam called any living creature,  that was the name of it.

 20-And Adam  gave names to all the cattle and to all the birds of the sky, and to all the wild beasts of the field, but for Adam there was not found a help like to himself.

 21-And God brought a trance upon Adam, and he slept, and he took one of his ribs, and filled up the flesh instead thereof.

 22-And God  formed the rib which he took from Adam into a woman, and brought her to Adam.

 23-And Adam said, This now is bone  of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called  woman, because she was taken out  of her husband.

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

 25-And the two were naked, both Adam and his wife, and were not ashamed.

  

Chapter 3

1-And the two were naked, both Adam and his wife, and were not ashamed.

 Now the serpent was the most crafty of all the brutes on the earth, which the Lord God made, and the serpent said to the woman, Therefore has God said, Eat not of every tree of the garden? 2-And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden, 3-but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God said, You° shall not eat of it, neither shall you° touch it, lest you° die.

 4-And the serpent said to the woman,  You° shall not surely die.

 5-For God knew that in whatever day you° should eat of it your eyes would be opened, and you° would be as gods, knowing good and evil.

 6-And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes to look upon and beautiful to contemplate, and having taken of its fruit she ate, and she gave to her husband also with her, and they ate.

 7-And the eyes of both were opened, and they perceived that they were naked, and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons to go round them.

 8-And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the afternoon; and both Adam and his wife hid themselves from the face of the Lord God in the midst of the trees of the garden.

 9-And the Lord God called Adam and said to him, Adam, where are you? 10-And he said to him, I heard  your voice as you walked in the garden, and I feared because I  was naked and I hid myself.

 11-And God said to him, Who told you that you were naked, unless you have eaten of the tree concerning which I charged you of it alone not to eat? 12-And Adam said, The woman whom you gave to be with me—she gave me of the tree and I ate.

 13-And the Lord God said to the woman, Why have you done this? And the woman said, The serpent deceived me and I ate.

 14-And the Lord God said to the serpent, Because you have done this you are cursed above all cattle and all the brutes of the earth, on your breast and belly you shall go, and you shall eat earth all the days of your life.

 15-And I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed, he shall  watch against your head, and you shall  watch against his heel.

 16-And to the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your pains and your groanings; in pain you shall bring forth children, and your submission  shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you.

 17-And to Adam he said, Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and eaten of the tree concerning which I charged you of it only not to eat—of that you have eaten, cursed is the ground in your labors, in pain shall you eat of it all the days of your life.

 18-Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to you, and you shall eat the herb of the field.

 19-In the sweat of your face shall you eat your bread until you return to the earth out of which you were taken, for earth you are and to earth you shall return.

 20-And Adam called the name of his wife  Life, because she was the mother of all living.

 21-And the Lord God made for Adam and his wife garments of skin, and clothed them.

 22-And  God said, Behold, Adam is become as one of us, to know good and evil, and now lest at any time he stretch forth his hand, and take of the tree of life and eat, and so he shall live forever— 23-So the Lord God sent him forth out of the garden of Delight to cultivate the ground out of which he was taken.

 24-And he cast out Adam and caused him to dwell over against the garden of Delight, and stationed the cherubs and the fiery sword that turns about to keep the way of the tree of life.

  

Chapter 4

1-And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and brought forth Cain and said, I have gained a man through God.

 2-And she again bore his brother Abel.

 And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

 3-And it was so  after some time that Cain brought of the fruits of the earth a sacrifice to the Lord.

 4-And Abel  also brought of the first born of his sheep and of his fatlings, and God looked upon Abel and his gifts, 5-but Cain and his sacrifices he regarded not, and Cain was exceedingly sorrowful and his countenance fell.

 6-And the Lord God said to Cain, Why are you become very sorrowful and why is your countenance fallen? 7-Hast you not sinned if you have brought it rightly, but not rightly divided it? be still, to you shall be his submission, and you shall rule over him.

 8-And Cain said to Abel his brother, Let us go out into the plain; and it came to pass that when they were in the plain Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and killed him.

 9-And the Lord God said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? and he said, I know not, am I my brother's keeper? 10-And the Lord said, What have you done? the voice of your brother's blood cries to me out of the ground.

 11-And now you are cursed from the earth which has opened her mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.

 12-When you till the earth, then it shall not continue to give its strength to you: you shall be groaning and trembling on the earth.

 13-And Cain said to the Lord God, My crime is too great for me to be forgiven.

 14-If you cast me out this day from the face of the earth,  and I shall be hidden from your presence, and I shall be groaning and trembling upon the earth, then it will be that any one that finds me shall kill me.

 15-And the Lord God said to him, Not so, any one that slays Cain shall  suffer sevenfold vengeance; and the Lord God set a mark upon Cain that no one that found him might kill him.

 16-So Cain went forth from the presence of God and lived in the land of Nod over against Edem.

 17-And Cain knew his wife, and having conceived she bore Enoch; and he  built a city; and he named the city after the name of his son, Enoch.

 18-And to Enoch was born Gaidad; and Gaidad begot Maleleel; and Maleleel begot Mathusala; and Mathusala begot Lamech.

 19-And Lamech took to himself two wives; the name of the one was Ada, and the name of the second Sella.

 20-And Ada bore Jobel; he was the father of those that dwell in tents, feeding cattle.

 21-And the name of his brother was Jubal; he it was who  invented the lute and harp.

 22-And Sella  also bore Thobel; he was a smith, a manufacturer both of brass and iron; and the sister of Thobel was Noema.

 23-And Lamech said to his wives, Ada and Sella, Hear my voice, you° wives of Lamech, consider my words, because I have slain a man to my  sorrow and a youth to my  grief.

 24-Because vengeance has been exacted seven times on Cain's behalf, on Lamech's it shall be seventy times seven.

 25-And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore a son, and called his name Seth, saying, For God has raised up to me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain killed.

 26-And Seth had a son, and he called his name Enos: he  hoped to call on the name of the Lord God.

 

Chapter 5

1-This is the genealogy  of men in the day in which God made Adam; in the image of God he made him: 2-male and female he made them, and blessed them; and he called  his name Adam, in the day in which he made them.

 3-And Adam lived two hundred and thirty years, and begot a son after his own form, and after his own image, and he called his name Seth.

 4-And the days of Adam, which he lived after his begetting Seth, were seven hundred years; and he begot sons and daughters.

 5-And all the days of Adam which he lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died.

 6-Now Seth lived two hundred and five years, and begot Enos.

 7-And Seth lived after his begetting Enos, seven hundred and seven years, and he begot sons and daughters.

 8-And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.

 9-And Enos lived an hundred and ninety years, and begot Cainan.

 10-And Enos lived after his begetting Cainan, seven hundred and fifteen years, and he begot sons and daughters.

 11-And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years, and he died.

 12-And Cainan lived an hundred and seventy years, and he begot Maleleel.

 13-And Cainan lived after his begetting Maleleel, seven hundred and forty years, and he begot sons and daughters.

 14-And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years, and he died.

 15-And Maleleel lived an hundred and sixty and five years, and he begot Jared.

 16-And Maleleel lived after his begetting Jared, seven hundred and thirty years, and he begot sons and daughters.

 17-And all the days of Maleleel were eight hundred and ninety and five years, and he died.

 18-And Jared lived an hundred and sixty and two years, and begot Enoch: 19-and Jared lived after his begetting Enoch, eight hundred years, and he begot sons and daughters.

 20-And all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty and two years, and he died.

 21-And Enoch lived an hundred and sixty and five years, and became the father of Mathusala.

 22-And Enoch was well-pleasing to God after his begetting Mathusala, two hundred years, and he begot sons and daughters.

 23-And all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty and five years.

 24-And Enoch was well-pleasing to God, and was not found, because God translated him.

 25-And Mathusala lived  an hundred and sixty and seven years, and begot Lamech.

 26-And Mathusala lived after his begetting Lamech  eight hundred and two years, and begot sons and daughters.

 27-And all the days of Mathusala which he lived, were nine hundred and sixty and nine years, and he died.

 28-And Lamech lived an hundred and eighty and eight years, and begot a son.

 29-And he called his name Noe, saying, This one will cause us to cease from our works, and from the toils of our hands, and from the earth, which the Lord God has cursed.

 30-And Lamech lived after his begetting Noe, five hundred and sixty and five years, and begot sons and daughters.

 31-And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and fifty-three years, and he died.

 32-And Noe was five hundred years old, and he became the father of three sons, Sem, Cham, and Japheth.

 

Chapter 6

1-And Noe was five hundred years old, and he begot three sons, Sem,  Cham, and Japheth.

 And it came to pass when men began to be numerous upon the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2-that the  sons of God having seen the daughters of men that they were beautiful, took to themselves wives of all whom they chose.

 3-And the Lord God said, My Spirit shall certainly not remain among these men for ever, because they are flesh, but their days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

 4-Now the giants were upon the earth in those days; and after that when the sons of God were wont to go in to the daughters of men, they bore children to them, those were the giants of old, the men of renown.

 5-And the Lord God, having seen that the wicked actions of men were multiplied upon the earth, and that every one in his heart was intently brooding over evil continually, 6-then God laid it to heart that he had made man upon the earth, and he pondered it deeply.

 7-And God said, I will blot out man whom I have made from the face of the earth, even man with cattle, and reptiles with flying creatures of the sky, for I am  grieved that I have made them.

 8-But Noe found grace before the Lord God.

 9-And these are the generations of Noe.

 Noe was a just man; being perfect in his generation, Noe was well-pleasing to God.

 10-And Noe begot three sons, Sem,  Cham, Japheth.

 11-But the earth was corrupted before God, and the earth was filled with iniquity.

 12-And the Lord God saw the earth, and it was corrupted; because all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth.

 13-And the Lord God said to Noe,  A period of all men is come before me; because the earth has been filled with iniquity by them, and, behold, I destroy them and the earth.

 14-Make therefore for yourself an ark of square timber; you shall make the ark in  compartments, and you shall pitch it within and without with pitch.

 15-And thus shall you make the ark; three hundred cubits the length of the ark, and fifty cubits the breadth, and thirty cubits the height of it.

 16-You shall narrow the ark in making it, and in a cubit above you shall finish it, and the door of the ark you shall make  on the side; with lower, second, and third stories you shall make it.

 17-And behold I bring a  flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven, and whatever things are upon the earth shall die.

 18-And I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall enter into the ark, and your sons and your wife, and your sons' wives with you.

 19-And of all cattle and of all reptiles and of all wild beasts, even of all flesh, you shall bring by  pairs of all, into the ark, that you may feed them with yourself: male and female they shall be.

 20-Of all winged birds after their kind, and of all cattle after their kind, and of all reptiles creeping upon the earth after their kind, pairs of all shall come in to you, male and female to be fed with you.

 21-And you shall take to yourself of all kinds of food which you° eat, and you shall gather them to yourself, and it shall be for you and them to eat.

 22-And Noe did all things whatever the Lord God commanded him, so did he.

  

Chapter 7

1-And the Lord God said to Noe, Enter you and all your  family into the ark, for you have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

 2-And of the clean cattle take in to you sevens, male and female, and of the unclean cattle pairs male and female.

 3-And of clean flying creatures of the sky sevens, male and female, and of all unclean flying creatures pairs, male and female, to maintain seed on all the earth.

 4-For yet seven days having passed I bring rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will blot out every offspring which I have made from the face of all the earth.

 5-And Noe did all things whatever the Lord God commanded him.

 6-And Noe was six hundred years old when the flood of water was upon the earth.

 7-And then went in Noe and his sons and his wife, and his sons' wives with him into the ark, because of the water of the flood.

 8-And of clean flying creatures and of unclean flying creatures, and of clean cattle and of unclean cattle, and of all things that creep upon the earth, 9-pairs went in to Noe into the ark, male and female, as God commanded Noe.

 10-And it came to pass after the seven days that the water of the flood came upon the earth.

 11-In the six hundredth year of the life of Noe, in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, on this day all the fountains of the abyss were broken up, and the  flood-gates of heaven were opened.

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

 13-On that very day entered Noe, Sem, Cham, Japheth, the sons of Noe, and the wife of Noe, and the three wives of his sons with him into the ark.

 14-And all the wild beasts after their kind, and all cattle after their kind, and every reptile moving itself on the earth after its kind, and every flying bird after its kind, 15-went in to Noe into the ark, pairs, male and female of all flesh in which is the breath of life.

 16-And they that entered went in male and female of all flesh, as God commanded Noe, and the Lord God shut the ark outside of him.

 17-And the flood was upon the earth forty days and forty nights, and the water abounded greatly and bore up the ark, and it was lifted on high from off the earth.

 18-And the water prevailed and abounded exceedingly upon the earth, and the ark was borne upon the water.

 19-And the water prevailed exceedingly upon the earth, and covered all the high mountains which were under heaven.

 20-Fifteen cubits upwards was the water raised, and it covered all the high mountains.

 21-And there died all flesh that moved upon the earth, of flying creatures and cattle, and of wild beasts, and every reptile moving upon the earth, and every man.

 22-And all things which have the breath of life, and whatever was on the dry land, died.

 23-And God blotted out every offspring which was upon the face of the earth, both man and beast, and reptiles, and birds of the sky, and they were blotted out from the earth, and Noe was left alone, and those with him in the ark.

 24-And the water was raised over the earth an hundred and fifty days.

  

Chapter 8

1-And God remembered Noe, and all the wild beasts, and all the cattle, and all the birds, and all the reptiles that creep, as many as were with him in the ark, and God brought a wind upon the earth, and the water stayed.

 2-And the fountains of the deep were closed up, and the flood-gates of heaven, and the rain from heaven was withheld.

 3-And the water subsided, and went off the earth, and after an hundred and fifty days the water was diminished, and the ark rested in the seventh month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.

 4-And the water continued to decrease until the tenth month.

 5-And in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the heads of the mountains were seen.

 6-And it came to pass after forty days Noe opened the window of the ark which he had made.

 7-And he sent forth  a raven;  and it went forth and returned not until the water was dried from off the earth.

 8-And he sent  a dove after it to see if the water had ceased from off the earth.

 9-And the dove not having found rest for her feet, returned to him into the ark, because the water was on all the face of the earth, and he stretched out his hand and took her, and brought her to himself into the ark.

 10-And having waited yet seven other days, he again sent forth the dove from the ark.

 11-And the dove returned to him in the evening, and had a leaf of olive, a sprig in her mouth; and Noe knew that the water had ceased from off the earth.

 12-And having waited yet seven other days, he again sent forth the dove, and she did not return to him again any more.

 13-And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year of the life of Noe, in the first month, on the first day of the month, the water subsided from off the earth, and Noe opened the covering of the ark which he had made, and he saw that the water had subsided from the face of the earth.

 14-And in the second month the earth was dried, on the twenty-seventh day of the month.

 15-And the Lord God spoke to Noe, saying, 16-Come out from the ark, you and your wife and your sons, and your sons' wives with you.

 17-And all the wild beasts as many as are with you, and all flesh both of birds and beasts, and every reptile moving upon the earth, bring forth with you: and increase you° and multiply upon the earth.

 18-And Noe came forth, and his wife and his sons, and his sons' wives with him.

 19-And all the wild beasts and all the cattle and every bird, and every reptile creeping upon the earth after their kind, came forth out of the ark.

 20-And Noe built an altar to the Lord, and took of all clean beasts, and of all clean birds, and offered a whole burnt offering upon the altar.

 21-And the Lord God smelled a smell of sweetness, and the Lord God having considered, said, I will not any more curse the earth, because of the works of men, because the imagination of man is intently bent upon evil things from his youth, I will not therefore any more strike all living flesh as I have done.

 22-All the days of the earth, seed and harvest, cold and heat, summer and spring, shall not cease by day or night.

  

Chapter 9

1-And God blessed Noe and his sons, and said to them, Increase and multiply, and fill the earth and have dominion over it.

 2-And the dread and the fear of you shall be upon all the wild beasts of the earth, on all the birds of the sky, and on all things moving upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea, I have placed them under your  power.

 3-And every reptile which is living shall be to you for meat, I have given all things to you as the  green herbs.

 4-But flesh with blood of life you° shall not eat.

 5-For your blood of your lives will I require at the hand of all wild beasts, and I will require the life of man at the hand of his brother man.

 6-He that sheds man's blood, instead of that blood shall his own be shed, for in the image of God I made man.

 7-But do you° increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and have dominion over it.

 8-And God spoke to Noe, and to his sons with him, saying, 9-And behold I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you, 10-and with every  living creature with you, of birds and of beasts, and with all the wild beasts of the earth, as many as are with you, of all that come out of the ark.

 11-And I will establish my covenant with you and all flesh shall not any more die by the water of the flood, and there shall no more be a flood of water to destroy all the earth.

 12-And the Lord God said to Noe, This is the sign of the covenant which I set between me and you, and between every living creature which is with you for perpetual generations.

 13-I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of covenant between me and the earth.

 14-And it shall be when I gather clouds upon the earth, that my bow shall be seen in the cloud.

 15-And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you, and between every living soul in all flesh, and there shall no longer be water for a deluge, so as to blot out all flesh.

 16-And my bow shall be in the cloud, and I will look to remember the everlasting covenant between me and the earth, and between every living soul in all flesh, which is upon the earth.

 17-And God said to Noe, This is the sign of the covenant, which I have made between me  and all flesh, which is upon the earth.

 18-Now the sons of Noe which came out of the ark, were Sem, Cham, Japheth.

 And Cham was father of Chanaan.

 19-These three are the sons of Noe, of these were men scattered over all the earth.

 20-And Noe began to be a husbandman, and he planted a vineyard.

 21-And he drank of the wine, and was drunk, and was naked in his house.

 22-And Cham the father of Chanaan saw the nakedness of his father, and he went out and told his two brothers without.

 23-And Sem and Japheth having taken a garment, put it on both their backs and went backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their face was backward, and they saw not the nakedness of their father.

 24-And Noe recovered from the wine, and knew all that his younger son had done to him.

 25-And he said, Cursed be the servant Chanaan, a slave shall he be to his brethren.

 26-And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Sem, and Chanaan shall be his bond-servant.

 27-May God make room for Japheth, and let him dwell in the habitations of Sem, and let Chanaan be his servant.

 28-And Noe lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

 29-And all the days of Noe were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died.

  

Chapter 10

1-Now these are the generations of the sons of Noe, Sem, Cham, Japheth; and sons were born to them after the flood.

 2-The sons of Japheth, Gamer, and Magog, and Madoi, and Jovan, and Elisa, and Thobel, and Mosoch, and Thiras.

 3-And the sons of Gamer, Aschanaz, and Riphath, and Thorgama.

 4-And the sons of Jovan, Elisa, and Tharseis, Cetians, Rhodians.

 5-From these were the islands of the Gentiles divided in their land, each according to his tongue, in their tribes and in their nations.

 6-And the sons of Cham, Chus, and Mesrain, Phud, and Chanaan.

 7-And the sons of Chus, Saba, and Evila, and Sabatha, and Rhegma, and Sabathaca.

 And the sons of Rhegma, Saba, and Dadan.

 8-And Chus begot Nebrod: he began to be a giant upon the earth.

 9-He was a giant hunter before the Lord God; therefore they say, As Nebrod the giant hunter before the Lord.

 10-And the beginning of his kingdom was Babylon, and Orech, and Archad, and Chalanne, in the land of Senaar.

 11-Out of that land came Assur, and built Ninevi, and the city Rhooboth, and Chalach, 12-and Dase between Ninevi and Chalach: this is the great city.

 13-And Mesrain begot the Ludiim, and the Nephthalim, and the Enemetiim, and the Labiim, 14-and the Patrosoniim, and the Chasmoniim (whence came forth Phylistiim) and the Gaphthoriim.

 15-And Chanaan begot Sidon his firstborn, and the Chettite, 16-and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite, 17-and the Evite, and the Arukite, and the Asennite, 18-and the Aradian, and the Samarean, and the Amathite; and after this the tribes of the Chananites were dispersed.

 19-And the boundaries of the Chananites were from Sidon till one comes to Gerara and Gaza, till one comes to Sodom and Gomorrha, Adama and Seboim, as far as Dasa.

 20-There were the sons of Cham in their tribes according to their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

 21-And to Sem himself also were children born, the father of all the sons of Heber, the brother of Japheth the elder.

 22-Sons of Sem, Elam, and Assur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Cainan.

 23-And sons of Aram, Uz, and Ul, and Gater, and Mosoch.

 24-And Arphaxad begot Cainan, and Cainan begot Sala.

 And Sala begot Heber.

 25-And to Heber were born two sons, the name of the one, Phaleg, because in his days the earth was divided, and the name of his brother Jektan.

 26-And Jektan begot Elmodad, and Saleth, and Sarmoth, and Jarach, 27-and Odorrha, and Aibel, and Decla, 28-Eval, and Abimael, and Saba, 29-and Uphir, and Evila, and Jobab, all these were the sons of Jektan.

 30-And their dwelling was from Masse, till one comes to Saphera, a mountain of the east.

 31-These were the sons of Sem in their tribes, according to their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

 32-These are the tribes of the sons of Noe, according to their generations, according to their nations: of them were  the islands of the Gentiles scattered over the earth after the flood.

 

Chapter 11

1-And all the earth was one lip, and there was one language to all.

 2-And it came to pass as they moved from the east, they found a plain in the land of Senaar, and they lived there.

 3-And a man said to his neighbor, Come, let us make bricks and bake them with fire.

 And the brick was to them for stone, and their mortar was bitumen.

 4-And they said, Come, let us build to ourselves a city and tower, whose top shall be to heaven, and let us make to ourselves a name, before we are scattered abroad upon the face of all the earth.

 5-And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of men built.

 6-And the Lord said, Behold, there is one race, and one lip of all, and they have begun to do this, and now nothing shall fail from them of all that they may have undertaken to do.

 7-Come, and having gone down let us there confound their tongue, that they may not understand each the voice of his neighbor.

 8-And the Lord scattered them thence over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city and the tower.

 9-On this account its name was called Confusion, because there the Lord confounded the languages of all the earth, and thence the Lord scattered them upon the face of all the earth.

 10-And these are the generations of Sem: and Sem was a hundred years old when he begot Arphaxad, the second year after the flood.

 11-And Sem lived, after he had begotten Arphaxad, five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.

 12-And Arphaxad lived a hundred and thirty-five years, and begot Cainan.

 13-And Arphaxad lived after he had begotten Cainan,  four hundred years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.

 And Cainan lived a hundred and thirty years and begot Sala; and Canaan lived after he had begotten Sala, three hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.

 14-And Sala lived an hundred and thirty years, and begot Heber.

 15-And Sala lived after he had begotten Heber, three hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.

 16-And Heber lived an hundred and thirty-four years, and begot Phaleg.

 17-And Heber lived after he had begotten Phaleg  two hundred and seventy years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.

 18-And Phaleg lived and hundred and thirty years, and begot Ragau.

 19-And Phaleg lived after he had begotten Ragau, two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.

 20-And Ragau lived an hundred thirty and two years, and begot Seruch.

 21-And Raau lived after he had begotten Seruch, two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.

 22-And Seruch lived a hundred and thirty years, and begot Nachor.

 23-And Seruch lived after he had begotten Nachor, two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.

 24-And Nachor lived  a hundred and seventy-nine years, and begot Tharrha.

 25-And Nachor lived after he had begotten Tharrha,  an hundred and twenty-five years, and begot sons and daughters, and he died.

 26-And Tharrha lived seventy years, and begot Abram, and Nachor, and Arrhan.

 27-And these are the generations of Tharrha.

 Tharrha begot Abram and Nachor, and Arrhan; and Arrhan begot Lot.

 28-And Arrhan died in the presence of Tharrha his father, in the land in which he was born, in the country of the Chaldees.

 29-And Abram and Nachor took to themselves wives, the name of the wife of Abram was Sara,  and the name of the wife of Nachor, Malcha, daughter of Arrhan, and he was the father of Malcha, the father of Jescha.

 30-And Sara was barren, and did not bear children.

 31-And Tharrha took Abram his son, and Lot the son Arrhan, the son of his son, and Sara his daughter-in-law, the wife of Abram his son, and led them forth out of the land of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Chanaan, and they came as far as Charrhan, and he lived there.

 32-And all the days of Tharrha in the land of Charrhan were two hundred and five years, and Tharrha died in Charrhan.

  

Chapter 12

1-And the Lord said to Abram, Go forth out of your land and out of your kindred, and out of the house of your father, and come into the land which I will show you.

 2-And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you and magnify your name, and you shall be blessed.

 3-And I will bless those that bless you, and curse those that curse you, and in you shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed.

 4-And Abram went as the Lord spoke to him, and Lot departed with him, and Abram was seventy-five years old, when he went out of Charrhan.

 5-And Abram took Sara his wife, and Lot the son of his brother, and all their possessions, as many as they had got, and every soul which they had got in Charrhan, and they went forth to go into the land of Chanaan.

  6-And Abram traversed the land lengthwise as far as the place Sychem, to the high oak, and the Chananites then inhabited the land.

 7-And the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, I will give this land to your seed.

 And Abram built an altar there to the Lord who appeared to him.

 8-And he departed thence to the mountain eastward of Baethel, and there he pitched his tent in Baethel near the sea, and Aggai toward the east, and there he built an altar to the Lord, and called on the name of the Lord.

 9-And Abram departed and went and encamped in the wilderness.

 10-And there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, because the famine prevailed in the land.

 11-And it came to pass when Abram drew near to enter into Egypt, Abram said to Sara his wife, I know that you are a fair woman.

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

 13-Say, therefore, I am his sister, that it may be well with me on account of you, and my soul shall live because of you.

 14-And it came to pass when Abram entered into Egypt—the Egyptians having seen his wife that she was very beautiful— 15-that the princes of Pharao saw her, and praised her to Pharao and brought her into the house of Pharao.

 16-And they treated Abram well on her account, and he had sheep, and calves, and asses, and menservants, and women-servants, and mules, and camels.

 17-And God afflicted Pharao with great and severe afflictions, and his house, because of Sara, Abram's wife.

 18-And Pharao having called Abram, said, What is this you have done to me, that you did not tell me that she was your wife? 19-Therefore did you say, She is my sister? and I took her for a wife to myself; and now, behold, your wife is before you, take her and go quickly away.

 20-And Pharao gave charge to men concerning Abram, to join in sending him forward, and his wife, and all that he had.

  

Chapter 13

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

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

 3-And he went to the place whence he came, into the wilderness as far as Baethel, as far as the place where his tent was before, between Baethel and Aggai, 4-to the place of the altar,  which he built there at first, and Abram there called on the name of the Lord.

 5-And Lot who went out with Abram had sheep, and oxen,  and tents.

 6-And the land was not large enough for them to live together, because their possessions were great; and the land was not large enough for them to live together.

 7-And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle, and the herdmen of Lot's cattle, and the Chananites and the Pherezites then inhabited the land.

 8-And Abram said to Lot, Let there not be a strife between me and you, and between my herdmen and your herdmen, for we are  brethren.

 9-Behold! is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself from me; if you go to the left, I will go to the right, and if you go to the right, I will go to the left.

 10-And Lot having lifted up his eyes, observed all the country round about Jordan, that it was all watered, before God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrha, as the garden of the Lord, and as the land of Egypt, until you come to Zogora.

 11-And Lot chose for himself all the country round Jordan, and Lot went from the east, and they were separated each from his brother.

 And Abram lived in the land of Chanaan.

 12-And Lot lived in a city of the neighbouring people, and pitched his tent in Sodom.

 13-But the men of Sodom were evil, and exceedingly sinful before God.

 14-And God said to Abram after Lot was separated from him, Look up with your eyes, and behold from the place where you now are northward and southward, and eastward and seaward; 15-for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your seed for ever.

 16-And I will make your seed like the  dust of the earth; if any one is able to number the dust of the earth, then shall your seed be numbered.

 17-Arise and traverse the land, both in the length of it and in the breadth; for to you will I give it, and to your seed for ever.

 18-And Abram having  removed his tent, came and lived by the oak of Mambre, which was in Chebrom, and he there built an altar to the Lord.

 

Chapter 14

1-And it came to pass in the reign of Amarphal king of Sennaar, and Arioch king of Ellasar, that Chodollogomor king of Elam, and Thargal king of nations, 2-made war with Balla king of Sodom, and with Barsa king of Gomorrha, and with Sennaar, king of Adama, and with Symobor king of Seboim and the king of Balac, this is Segor.

 3-All these  met with one consent at the salt valley; this is now the sea of salt.

 4-Twelve years they served Chodollogomor, and the thirteenth year they revolted.

 5-And in the fourteenth year came Chodollogomor, and the kings with him, and cut to pieces the giants in Astaroth, and Carnain, and strong nations with them, and the Ommaeans in the city Save.

 6-And the Chorrhaeans in the mountains of Seir, to the turpentine tree of Pharan, which is in the desert.

 7-And having turned back they came to the well of judgment; this is Cades, and they cut in pieces all the princes of Amalec, and the Amorites dwelling in Asasonthamar.

 8-And the king of Sodom went out, and the king of Gomorrha, and king of Adama, and king of Seboim, and king of Balac, this is Segor, and they set themselves in array against them for war in the salt valley, 9-against Chodollogomor king of Elam, and Thargal king of nations, and Amarphal king of Sennaar, and Arioch king of Ellasar, the four kings against the five.

 10-Now the salt valley consists of slime-pits.

 And the king of Sodom fled and the king of Gomorrha, and they fell in there: and they that were left fled to the mountain country.

 11-And they took all the cavalry of Sodom and Gomorrha, and all their provisions, and departed.

 12-And they took also Lot the son of Abram's brother, and his baggage, and departed, for he lived in Sodom.

 13-And one of them that had been rescued came and told Abram the  Hebrew; and he lived by the oak of Mamre the Amorite the brother of Eschol, and the brother of Aunan, who were confederates with Abram.

 14-And Abram having heard that Lot his nephew had been taken captive, numbered his own home-born servants three hundred and eighteen, and pursued after them to Dan.

 15-And he came upon them by night, he and his servants, and he struck them and pursued them as far as Choba, which is on the left of Damascus.

 16-And he recovered all the cavalry of Sodom, and he recovered Lot his nephew, and all his possessions, and the women and the people.

 17-And the king of Sodom went out to meet him, after he returned from the slaughter of Chodollogomor, and the kings with him, to the valley of Saby; this was the plain of the kings.

 18-And Melchisedec king of Salem brought forth loaves and wine, and he was the priest of the most high God.

 19-And he blessed Abram, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, who made heaven and earth, 20-and blessed be the most high God who delivered your enemies into your  power.

 And Abram gave him the tithe of all.

 21-And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the men, and take the  horses to yourself.

 22-And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I will stretch out my hand to the Lord the most high God, who made the heaven and the earth, 23- that I will not take from all your goods from a string to a shoe-latchet, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich.

 24-Except what things the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men that went with me, Eschol, Aunan, Mambre, these shall take a portion.

  

Chapter 15

1-And after these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I shield you, your reward shall be very great.

 2-And Abram said, Master and Lord, what will you give me? whereas I am departing without a child, but the son of Masek my home-born female slave, this Eliezer of Damascus is my heir.

 3-And Abram said, I am grieved since you have given me no seed, but my home-born servant shall succeed me.

 4-And immediately there was a voice of the Lord to him, saying, This shall not be your heir; but he that shall come out of you shall be your heir.

 5-And he brought him out and said to him, Look up now to heaven, and count the stars, if you shall be able to number them fully, and he said,  Thus shall your seed be.

 6-  And Abram believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness.

 7-And he said to him, I am God that brought you out of the land of the Chaldeans, so as to give you this land to inherit.

 8-And he said, Master and Lord, how shall I know that I shall inherit it? 9-And he said to him, Take for me an heifer in her third year, and a she-goat in her third year, and a ram in his third year, and a dove and a pigeon.

 10-So he took to him all these, and divided them in the midst, and set them opposite to each other, but the birds he did not divide.

 11-And birds came down upon the bodies, even upon the divided parts of them, and Abram  sat down by them.

 12-And about sunset a trance fell upon Abram, and behold! a great gloomy terror falls upon him.

 13-And it was said to Abram, You shall surely know that your seed shall be a sojourner in a land not their own, and they shall enslave them, and afflict them, and humble them four hundred years.

 14-And the nation whoever they shall serve I will judge; and after this, they shall come forth hither with much  property.

 15-But you shall depart to your fathers in peace, nourished in a good old age.

 16-And in the fourth generation they shall return hither, for the sins of the Amorites are not yet filled up, even until now.

 17-And when the sun was about to set, there was a flame, and behold a smoking furnace and lamps of fire, which passed between these divided pieces.

 18-In that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, To your seed I will give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates.

 19-The Kenites, and the Kenezites, and the Kedmoneans, 20-and the Chettites, and the Pherezites, and the Raphaim, 21-and the Amorites, and the Chananites, and the Evites, and the Gergesites, and the Jebusites.

  

Chapter 16

1-And Sara the wife of Abram bore him no children; and she had an Egyptian maid, whose name was Agar.

 2-And Sara said to Abram, Behold, the Lord has restrained me from bearing, go therefore in to my maid, that I may get children for myself through her.

 And Abram listened to the voice of Sara.

 3-So Sara the wife of Abram having taken Agar the Egyptian her handmaid, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Chanaan, gave her to Abram her husband as a wife to him.

 4-And he went in to Agar, and she conceived, and saw that she was with child, and her mistress was dishonored before her.

 5-And Sara said to Abram, I am injured by you; I gave my handmaid into your bosom, and when I saw that she was with child, I was dishonored before her.

 The Lord judge between me and you.

 6-And Abram said to Sara, Behold your handmaid is in your hands, use her as it may seem good to you.

 And Sara afflicted her, and she fled from her face.

 7-And an angel of the Lord found her by the fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Sur.

 8-And the angel of the Lord said to her, Agar, Sara's maid, whence come you, and wither go you? and she said, I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sara.

 9-And the angel of the Lord said to her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands.

 10-And the angel of the Lord said to her, I will surely multiply your seed, and it shall not be numbered for multitude.

 11-And the angel of the Lord said to her, Behold you are with child, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ismael, for the Lord has listened to your humiliation.

 12-He shall be a wild man, his hands against all, and the hands of all against him, and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

 13-And she called the name of the Lord God who spoke to her, You are God who see me; for she said, For I have openly seen him that appeared to me.

 14-Therefore she called the well, The well of him whom I have openly seen; behold it is between Cades and Barad.

 15-And Agar bore a son to Abram; and Abram called the name of his son which Agar bore to him, Ismael.

 16-And Abram was eighty-six years old, when Agar bore Ismael to Abram.

  

Chapter 17

1-And Abram was ninety-nine years old, and the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, I am your God, be well-pleasing before me, and be blameless.

 2-And I will establish my covenant between me and you, and I will multiply you exceedingly.

 3-And Abram fell upon his face, and God spoke to him, saying, 4-And I, behold! my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of a multitude of nations.

 5-And your name shall no more be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraam,  for I have made you a father of many nations.

 6-And I will increase you very exceedingly, and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come out of you.

 7-And I will establish my covenant between you and your seed after you, to their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be your God, and the God of your seed after you.

 8-And I will give to you and to your seed after you the land wherein you sojourn, even all the land of Chanaan for an everlasting possession, and I will be to them a God.

 9-And God said to Abraam, You also shall fully keep my covenant, you and your seed after you for their generations.

 10-And this is the covenant which you shall fully keep between me and you, and between your seed after you for their generations; every male of you shall be circumcised.

 11-And you° shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between me and you.

 12-And the child of eight days old shall be circumcised by you, every male throughout your generations, and the servant born in the house and he that is bought with money, of every son of a stranger, who is not of your seed.

 13-He that is born in your house, and he that is bought with money shall be surely circumcised, and my covenant shall be on your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

 14-And the uncircumcised male, who shall not be circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin on the eighth day, that soul shall be utterly destroyed from its family, for he has broken my covenant.

 15-And God said to Abraam, Sara your wife—her name shall not be called Sara, Sarrha shall be her name.

 16-And I will bless her, and give you a son of her, and I will bless him, and he shall become nations, and kings of nations shall be of him.

 17-And Abraam fell upon his face, and laughed; and spoke in his heart, saying, Shall there be a child to one who is a hundred years old, and shall Sarrha who is ninety years old, bear? 18-And Abraam said to God, Let this Ismael live before you.

 19-And God said to Abraam, Yes, behold, Sarrha your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish my covenant with him, for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to him and to his seed after him.

 20-And concerning Ismael, behold, I have heard you, and, behold, I have blessed him, and will increase him and multiply him exceedingly; twelve nations shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

 21-But I will establish my covenant with Isaac, whom Sarrha shall bear to you at this time, in the next year.

 22-And he left off speaking with him, and God went up from Abraam.

 23-And Abraam took Ismael his son, and all his home-born servants, and all those bought with money, and every male of the men in the house of Abraam, and he circumcised their foreskins in the time of that day, according as God spoke to him.

 24-And Abraam was ninety-nine years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

 25-And Ismael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

 26-And at the period of that day, Abraam was circumcised, and Ismael his son, 27-and all the men of his house, both those born in the house, and those bought with money of foreign nations.

  

Chapter 18

1-And God appeared to him by the oak of Mambre, as he sat by the door of his tent at noon.

 2-And he lifted up his eyes and [*]saw, and behold! three men stood before him; and having seen them he ran to meet them from the door of his tent, and did obeisance to the ground.

 3-And he said, Lord, if indeed I have found grace in your sight, pass not by your servant.

 4-Let water now be brought, and let them wash your feet, and do you° refresh yourselves under the tree.

 5-And I will bring bread, and you° shall eat, and after this you° shall depart on your journey, on account of which refreshment you° have turned aside to your servant.

 And he said, So do, as you have said.

 6-And Abraam hasted to the tent to Sarrha, and said to her, Hasten, and knead three measures of fine flour, and make cakes.

 7-And Abraam ran to the kine, and took a young calf, tender and good, and gave it to his servant, and he hasted to dress it.

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

 9-And he said to him, Where is Sarrha your wife? And he answered and said, Behold! in the tent.

 10-And he said,  I will return and come to you according to this period seasonably, and Sarrha your wife shall have a son; and Sarrha heard at the door of the tent, being behind him.

 11-And Abraam and Sarrha were old, advanced in days, and the custom of women ceased with Sarrha.

 12-And Sarrha laughed in herself, saying,  The thing has not as yet happened to me, even until now, and my lord is old.

 13-And the Lord said to Abraam, Why is it that Sarrha has laughed in herself, saying, Shall I then indeed bear? but I am grown old.

 14-Shall anything be impossible with the Lord? At this time I will return to you seasonably, and Sarrha shall have a son.

 15-But Sarrha denied, saying, I did not laugh, for she was afraid.

 And he said to her, Nay, but you did laugh.

 16-And the men having risen up from thence looked towards Sodom and Gomorrha.

 And Abraam went with them, attending them on their journey.

 17-And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraam my servant what things I intend to do? 18-But Abraam shall become a great and populous nation, and in him shall all the nations of the earth be blest.

 19-For I know that he will order his sons, and his house after him, and they will keep the ways of the Lord, to do justice and judgment, that the Lord may bring upon Abraam all things whatever he has spoken to him.

 20-And the Lord said, The cry of Sodom and Gomorrha has been increased towards me, and their sins are very great.

 21-I will therefore go down and see, if they completely  correspond with the cry which comes to me, and if not, that I may know.

 22-And the men having departed thence, came to Sodom; and Abraam was still standing before the Lord.

 23-And Abraam drew near and said, Wouldest you destroy the righteous with the wicked, and shall the righteous be as the wicked? 24-Should there be fifty righteous in the city, will you destroy them? will you not spare the whole place for the sake of the fifty righteous, if they be in it? 25-By no means shall you do as this thing is so as to destroy the righteous with the wicked, so the righteous shall be as the wicked: by no means.

 You that judge the whole earth, shall you not do right? 26-And the Lord said, If there should be in Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will spare the whole city, and the whole place for their sakes.

 27-And Abraam answered and said, Now I have begun to speak to my Lord, and I am earth and ashes.

 28-But if the fifty righteous should be diminished to forty-five, will you destroy the whole city because of the five lacking? And he said, I will not destroy it, if I should find there forty-five.

 29-And he continued to speak to him still, and said, But if there should be found there forty? And he said, I will not destroy it for the forty's sake.

 30-And he said, Will there be anything against me, Lord, if I shall speak? but if there be found there thirty? And he said, I will not destroy it for the thirty's sake.

 31-And he said, Since I am able to speak to the Lord, what if there should be found there twenty? And he said, I will not destroy it, if I should find there twenty.

 32-And he said, Will there be anything against me, Lord, if I speak yet once? but if there should be found there ten? And he said, I will not destroy it for the ten's sake.

 33-And the Lord departed, when he left off speaking to Abraam, and Abraam returned to his place.

  

Chapter 19

1-And the two angels came to Sodom at evening.

 And Lot sat by the gate of Sodom, and Lot having seen them, rose up to meet them, and he worshipped with his face to the ground, and said, 2-Behold! my lords, turn aside to the house of your servant, and rest from your journey, and wash your feet, and having risen early in the morning you° shall depart on your journey.

 And they said, Nay, but we will lodge in the street.

 3-And he constrained them, and they turned aside to him, and they entered into his house, and he made a feast for them, and baked unleavened cakes for them, and they did eat.

 4-But before they went to sleep, the men of the city, the Sodomites, compassed the house, both young and old, all the people together.

 5-And they called out Lot, and said to him, Where are the men that went in to you this night? bring them out to us that we may be with them.

 6-And Lot went out to them to the porch, and he shut the door after him, 7-and said to them, By no means, brethren, do not act villanously.

 8-But I have two daughters, who have not known a man.

 I will bring them out to you, and do you° use them as it may please you, only do not injury to these men, to avoid which they came under the shelter of my  roof.

 9-And they said to him, Stand back there, you came in to sojourn, was it also to judge? Now then we would harm you more than them.

 And they pressed hard on the man, even Lot, and they drew near to break the door.

 10-And the men stretched forth their hands and drew Lot in to them into the house, and shut the door of the house.

 11-And they struck the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great, and they were wearied with seeking the door.

 12-And the men said to Lot, Hast you here sons-in-law, or sons or daughters, or if you have any other friend in the city, bring them out of this place.

 13-  For we are going to destroy this place; for their cry has been raised up before the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy  it.

 14-And Lot went out, and spoke to his sons-in-law who had married his daughters, and said, Rise up, and depart out of this place, for the Lord is about to destroy the city; but he seemed to be speaking absurdly before his sons-in-law.

 15-But when it was morning, the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise and take your wife, and your two daughters whom you have, and go forth; lest you also be destroyed with the iniquities of the city.

 16-And they were troubled, and the angels laid hold on his hand, and the hand of his wife, and the hands of his two daughters, in that the Lord spared him.

 17-And it came to pass when they brought them out, that they said, Save your own life by all means; look not round to that which is behind, nor stay in all the country round about, escape to the mountain, lest perhaps you be overtaken together with them.

 18-And Lot said to them, I pray, Lord, 19-since your servant has found mercy before you, and you have magnified your righteousness, in what you do towards me that my soul may live, —but I shall not be able to escape to the mountain, lest perhaps the calamity overtake me and I die.

 20-Behold this city is near for me to escape there, which is a small one, and there shall I be preserved, is it not little? and my soul shall live because of you.

 21-And he said to him, Behold, I have had respect to  you also about this thing, that I should not overthrow the city about which you have spoken.

 22-Hasten therefore to escape there, for I shall not be able to do anything until you are come there; therefore he called the name of that city, Segor.

 23-The sun was risen upon the earth, when Lot entered into Segor.

 24-And the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrha brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.

 25-And he overthrew these cities, and all the country round about, and all that lived in the cities, and the plants springing out of the ground.

 26-And his wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

 27-And Abraam rose up early to go to the place, where he had stood before the Lord.

 28-And he looked towards Sodom and Gomorrha, and towards the surrounding country, and saw, and behold a flame went up from the earth, as the smoke of a furnace.

 29-And it came to pass that when God destroyed all the cities of the region round about, God remembered Abraam, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when the Lord overthrew those cities in which Lot lived.

 30-And Lot went up out of Segor, and lived in the mountain, he and his two daughters with him, for he feared to dwell in Segor; and he lived in a cave, he and his two daughters with him.

 31-And the elder said to the younger, Our father is old, and there is no one on the earth who shall come in to us, as it is fit in all the earth.

 32-Come and let us make our father drink wine, and let us sleep with him, and let us raise up seed from our father.

 33-So they made their father drink wine in that night, and the elder went in and lay with her father that night, and he knew not when he slept and when he rose up.

 34-And it came to pass on the morrow, that the elder said to the younger, Behold, I slept yesternight with our father, let us make him drink wine in this night also, and do you go in and sleep with him, and let us raise up seed of our father.

 35-So they made their father drink wine in that night also, and the younger went in and slept with her father, and he knew not when he slept, nor when he arose.

 36-And the two daughters of Lot conceived by their father.

 37-And the elder bore a son and called his name Moab, saying, He is of my father.

 This is the father of the Moabites to this present day.

 38-And the younger also bore a son, and called his name Amman, saying, The son of my family.

 This is the father of the Ammanites to this present day.

  

Chapter 20

1-And Abraam removed thence to the southern country, and lived between Cades and Sur, and sojourned in Gerara.

 2-And Abraam said concerning Sarrha his wife, She is my sister, for he feared to say, She is my wife, lest at any time the men of the city should kill him for her sake.

 So Abimelech king of Gerara sent and took Sarrha.

 3-And God came to Abimelech by night in sleep, and said, Behold, you die for the woman, whom you have taken, whereas she has lived with a husband.

 4-But Abimelech had not touched her, and he said, Lord, will you destroy an ignorantly sinning and just nation? 5-Said he not to me, She is my sister, and said she not to me, He is my brother? with a pure heart and in the righteousness of my hands have I done this.

 6-And God said to him in sleep, Yes, I knew that you did this with a pure heart, and I spared you, so that you should not sin against me, therefore I suffered you not to touch her.

 7-But now return the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and shall pray for you, and you shall live; but if you restore her not, know that you shall die and all your.

 8-And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and he spoke all these words in their ears, and all the men feared exceedingly.

 9-And Abimelech called Abraam and said to him, What is this that you have done to us? Have we sinned against you, that you have brought upon me and upon my kingdom a great sin? You have done to me a deed, which no one ought to do.

 10-And Abimelech said to Abraam, What have you seen in me that you have done this? 11-And Abraam said, Why I said, Surely there is not the worship of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.

 12-For truly she is my sister by my father, but not by my mother, and she became my wife.

 13-And it came to pass when God brought me forth out of the house of my father, that I said to her, This righteousness you shall perform to me, in every place into which we may enter, say of me, He is my brother.

 14-And Abimelech took a thousand  pieces of silver, and sheep, and calves, and servants, and maidservants, and gave them to Abraam, and he returned him Sarrha his wife.

 15-And Abimelech said to Abraam, Behold, my land is before you, dwell wherever it may please you.

 16-And to Sarrha he said, Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver, those shall be to you for the price of your countenance, and to all the women with you, and speak the truth in all things.

 17-And Abraam prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his women servants, and they bore children.

 18-Because the Lord had fast closed from without every womb in the house of Abimelech, because of Sarrha Abraam's wife.

  

Chapter 21

1-And the Lord visited Sarrha, as he said, and the Lord did to Sarrha, as he spoke.

 2-And she conceived and bore to Abraam a son in old age, at the set time according as the Lord spoke to him.

 3-And Abraam called the name of his son that was born to him, whom Sarrha bore to him, Isaac.

 4-And Abraam circumcised Isaac on the eighth day, as God commanded him.

 5-And Abraam was a hundred years old when Isaac his son was born to him.

 6-And Sarrha said, The Lord has made laughter for me, for whoever shall hear shall rejoice with me.

 7-And she said, Who shall say to Abraam that Sarrha suckles a child? for I have born a child in my old age.

 8-And the child grew and was weaned, and Abraam made a great feast the day that his son Isaac was weaned.

 9-And Sarrha having seen the son of Agar the Egyptian who was born to Abraam, sporting with Isaac her son, 10-then she said to Abraam,  Cast out this bondwoman and her son, for the son of this bondwoman shall not inherit with my son Isaac.

 11-But the  word appeared very hard before Abraam concerning his son.

 12-But God said to Abraam, Let it not be hard before you concerning the child, and concerning the bondwoman; in all things whatever Sarrha shall say to you, hear her voice, for  in Isaac shall your seed be called.

 13-And moreover I will make the son of this bondwoman a great nation, because he is your seed.

 14-And Abraam rose up in the morning and took loaves and a skin of water, and gave them to Agar, and he put the child on her shoulder, and sent her away, and she having departed wandered in the wilderness  near the well of the oath.

 15-And the water failed out of the skin, and she cast the child under a fir tree.

 16-And she departed and sat down opposite him at a distance, as it were a bow-shot, for she said, Surely I can’t see the death of my child: and she sat opposite him, and the child cried aloud and wept.

 17-And God heard the voice of the child from the place where he was, and an angel of God called Agar out of heaven, and said to her, What is it, Agar? fear not, for God has heard the voice of the child from the place where he is.

 18-Rise up, and take the child, and hold him in your hand, for I will make him a great nation.

 19-And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well  of springing water; and she went and filled the skin with water, and gave the child drink.

 20-And God was with the child, and he grew and lived in the wilderness, and became an archer.

 21-And he lived in the wilderness, and his mother took him a wife out of Pharan of Egypt.

 22-And it came to pass at that time that Abimelech spoke, and Ochozath  his friend, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, to Abraam, saying, God is with you in all things, whatever you may do.

 23-Now therefore swear to me by God that you will not injure me, nor my seed, nor my name, but according to the righteousness which I have performed with you you shall deal with me, and with the land in which you have sojourned.

 24-And Abraam said, I will swear.

 25-And Abraam reproved Abimelech because of the wells of water, which the servants of Abimelech took away.

 26-And Abimelech said to him, I know not who has done this thing to you, neither did you tell it me, neither heard I it but only today.

 27-And Abraam took sheep and calves, and gave them to Abimelech, and both made a covenant.

 28-And Abraam set seven ewe-lambs by themselves.

 29-And Abimelech said to Abraam, What are these seven ewe-lambs which you have set alone? 30-And Abraam said, You shall receive the seven ewe-lambs of me, that they may be for me as a witness, that I dug this well.

 31-Therefore he named the name of that place, The Well of the Oath, for there they both swore.

 32-And they made a covenant at the well of the oath.

 And there rose up Abimelech, Ochozath his friend, and Phichol the commander-in-chief of his army, and they returned to the land of the Phylistines.

 33-And Abraam planted a field at the well of the oath, and called there on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God.

 34-And Abraam sojourned in the land of the Phylistines many days.

  

Chapter 22

1-And it came to pass after these things that God tempted Abraam, and said to him, Abraam, Abraam; and he said, Behold! I am here.

 2-And he said, Take your son, the beloved one, whom you have loved—Isaac, and go into the high land, and offer him there for a whole burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you of.

 3-And Abraam rose up in the morning and saddled his ass, and he took with him two servants, and Isaac his son, and having split wood for a whole burnt offering, he arose and departed, and came to the place of which God spoke to him, 4-on the third day; and Abraam having  lifted up his eyes, saw the place afar off.

 5-And Abraam said to his servants, Sit you° here with the ass, and I and the lad will proceed thus far, and having worshipped we will return to you.

 6-And Abraam took the wood of the whole burnt offering, and laid it on Isaac his son, and he took into his hands both the fire and the  knife, and the two went together.

 7-And Isaac said to Abraam his father, Father.

 And he said, What is it, son? And he said, Behold the fire and the wood, where is the sheep for a whole burnt offering? 8-And Abraam said, God will provide himself a sheep for a whole burnt offering, my son.

 And both having gone together, 9-came to the place which God spoke of to him; and there Abraam built the altar, and laid the wood on it, and having bound the feet of Isaac his son together, he laid him on the altar upon the wood.

 10-And Abraam stretched forth his hand to take the knife to kill his son.

 11-And an angel of the Lord called him out of heaven, and said, Abraam, Abraam.

 And he said, Behold, I am here.

 12-And he said, Lay not your hand upon the child, neither do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, and for my sake you have not spared your beloved son.

 13-And Abraam lifted up his eyes and [*]saw, and behold! a ram caught by his horns in a  plant of Sabec; and Abraam went and took the ram, and offered him up for a whole burnt offering in the place of Isaac his son.

 14-And Abraam called the name of that place, The Lord has seen; that they might say today, In the mount the Lord was seen.

 15-And an angel of the Lord called Abraam the second time out of heaven, 16-saying, I have sworn by myself, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and on my account have not spared your beloved son, 17-  surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand which is by the shore of the sea, and your seed shall inherit the cities of their enemies.

 18-And  in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have listened to my voice.

 19-And Abraam returned to his servants, and they arose and went together to the well of the oath; and Abraam lived at the well of the oath.

 20-And it came to pass after these things, that it was reported to Abraam,  saying, Behold, Melcha herself too has born sons to Nachor your brother, 21-Uz the firstborn, and Baux his brother, and Camuel the father of the Syrians, and Chazad, and 22-Azav and Phaldes, and Jeldaph, and Bathuel, and Bathuel begot Rebecca; 23-these are eight sons, which Melcha bore to Nachor the brother of Abraam.

 24-And his concubine whose name was Rheuma, she also bore Tabec, and Taam, and Tochos, and Mocha.

  

Chapter 23

1-And the life of Sarrha was an hundred and twenty-seven years.

 2-And Sarrha died in the city of Arboc, which is in the valley, this is Chebron in the land of Chanaan; and Abraam came to lament for Sarrha and to mourn.

 3-And Abraam stood up from before his dead; and Abraam spoke to the sons of Chet, saying, 4-I am a sojourner and a stranger among you, give me therefore possession of a burying-place among you, and I will bury my dead away from me.

 5-And the sons of Chet answered to Abraam, saying, Not so, Sir, 6-but hear us; you are in the midst of us a king from God; bury your dead in our choice sepulchres, for not one of us will by any means withhold his sepulchre from you, so that you should not bury your dead there.

 7-And Abraam rose up and did obeisance to the people of the land, to the sons of Chet.

 8-And Abraam spoke to them, saying, If you° have it in your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, listen to me, and speak for me to Ephron the son Saar.

 9-And let him give me the double cave which he has, which is in a part of his field, let him give it me for the money it is worth for possession of a burying-place among you.

 10-Now Ephron was sitting in the midst of the children of Chet, and Ephron the Chettite answered Abraam and spoke in the hearing of the sons of Chet, and of all who entered the city, saying, 11-  Attend to me, my lord, and hear me, I give to you the field and the cave which is in it; I have given it you before all my country men; bury your dead.

 12-And Abraam did obeisance before the people of the land.

 13-And he said in the ears of Ephron before the people of the land, Since you are on my side, hear me; take the price of the field from me, and I will bury my dead there.

 14-But Ephron answered Abraam, saying, 15-Nay, my lord, I have heard indeed, the land is worth four hundred silver didrachmas, but what can this be between me and you? nay, do you bury your dead.

 16-And Abraam listened to Ephron, and Abraam rendered to Ephron the money, which he mentioned in the ears of the sons of Chet, four hundred didrachmas of silver approved with merchants.

 17-And the field of Ephron, which was in Double Cave, which is opposite Mambre, the field and the cave, which was in it, and every tree which was in the field, and whatever is in its borders round about, were made sure in its borders round about, were made sure 18-to Abraam for a possession, before the sons of Chet, and all that entered into the city.

 19-After this Abraam buried Sarrha his wife in the Double Cave of the field, which is opposite Mambre, this is Chebron in the land of Chanaan.

 20-So the field and the cave which was in it were made sure to Abraam for possession of a burying place, by the sons of Chet.

  

Chapter 24

1-And Abraam was old, advanced in days, and the Lord blessed Abraam in all things.

 2-And Abraam said to his servant the elder of his house, who had rule over all his possessions, Put your hand under my thigh, 3-and I will adjure you by the Lord the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that you take not a wife for my son Isaac from the daughters of the Chananites, with whom I dwell, in the midst of them.

 4-But you shall go instead to my country, where I was born, and to my tribe, and you shall take from thence a wife for my son Isaac.

 5-And the servant said to him, Shall I carry back your son to the land whence you came forth,  if haply the woman should not be willing to return with me to this land? 6-And Abraam said to him, Take heed to yourself that you carry not my son back there.

 7-The Lord the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, who took me out of my father's house, and out of the land whence I sprang, who spoke to me, and who swore to me, saying, I will give this land to you and to your seed, he shall send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife to my son from thence.

 8-And if the woman should not be willing to come with you into this land, you shall be clear from my oath, only carry not my son there again.

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

 10-And the servant took ten camels of his master's camels, and he took of all the goods of his master with him, and he arose and went into Mesopotamia to the city of Nachor.

 11-And he  rested his camels without the city by the well of water towards evening, when damsels go forth to draw water.

 12-And he said, O Lord God of my master Abraam, prosper my way before me to day, and deal mercifully with my master Abraam.

 13-Behold! I stand by the well of water, and the daughters of them that inhabit the city come forth to draw water.

 14-And it shall be, the virgin to whoever I shall say, Incline your water-pot, that I may drink, and she shall say, Drink you, and I will give your camels drink, until they shall have done drinking—even this one you have prepared for your servant Isaac, and hereby shall I know that you have dealt mercifully with my master Abraam.

 15-And it came to pass before he had done speaking in his mind, that behold, Rebecca the daughter of Bathuel, the son of Melcha, the wife of Nachor, and the same  the brother of Abraam, came forth, having a water-pot on her shoulders.

 16-And the virgin was very beautiful in appearance, she was a virgin, a man had not known her; and she went down to the well, and filled her water-pot, and came up.

 17-And the servant ran up to meet her, and said, Give me a little water to drink out of your pitcher; 18-and she said, Drink, Sir; and she hasted, and let down the pitcher upon her arm, and gave him to drink, till he ceased drinking.

 19-And she said, I will also draw water for your camels, till they shall all have drunk.

 20-And she hasted, and emptied the water-pot into the trough, and ran to the well to draw again, and drew water for all the camels.

 21-And the man took great notice of her, and remained silent to know whether the Lord had made his way prosperous or not.

 22-And it came to pass when all the camels ceased drinking, that the man took golden ear-rings, each of a drachm weight, and he put two bracelets on her hands, their weight was ten pieces of gold.

 23-And he asked her, and said, Whose daughter are you? Tell me if there is room for us to lodge with your father.

 24-And she said to him, I am the daughter of Bathuel the son of Melcha, whom she bore to Nachor.

 25-And she said to him, We have both straw and much provender, and a place for resting.

 26-And the man being well pleased, worshipped the Lord, 27-and said, Blessed be the Lord the God of my master Abraam, who has not suffered his righteousness to fail, nor his truth from my master, and the Lord has brought me prosperously to the house of the brother of my lord.

 28-And the damsel ran and reported to the house of her mother according to these words.

 29-And Rebecca had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran out to meet the man, to the well.

 30-And it came to pass when he saw the ear-rings and the bracelets on the hands of his sister, and when he heard the words of Rebecca his sister, saying, Thus the man spoke to me, that he went to the man, as he stood by the camels at the well.

 31-And he said to him, Come in hither, you blessed of the Lord, why stand you without, whereas I have prepared the house and a place for the camels? 32-And the man entered into the house, and unloaded the camels, and gave the camels straw and provender, and water to wash his feet, and the feet of the men that were with him.

 33-And he set before them loaves to eat; but he said, I will not eat, until I have  told my errand.

 And he said, Speak on.

 34-And he said, I am a servant of Abraam; 35-and the Lord has blessed my master greatly, and he is exalted, and he has given him sheep, and calves, and silver, and gold, servants and servant-maids, camels, and asses.

 36-And Sarrha my master's wife bore one son to my master after he had grown old; and he gave him whatever he had.

 37-And my master caused me to swear, saying, You shall not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Chananites, among whom I sojourn in their land.

 38-But you shall go to the house of my father, and to my tribe, and you shall take thence a wife for my son.

 39-And I said to my master, Haply the woman will not go with me.

 40-And he said to me, The Lord God to whom I have been acceptable in his presence, himself shall send out his angel with you, and shall prosper your journey, and you shall take a wife for my son of my tribe, and of the house of my father.

 41-Then shall you be clear from my curse, for whenever you shall have come to my tribe, and they shall not give her to you, then shall you be clear from my oath.

 42-And having come this day to the well, I said, Lord God of my master Abraam, if you prosper my journey on which I am now going, 43-behold, I stand by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city come forth to draw water, and it shall be that the damsel to whom I shall say, Give me a little water to drink out of your pitcher, 44-and she shall say to me, Both drink you, and I will draw water for your camels, this shall be the wife whom the Lord has prepared for his own servant Isaac; and hereby shall I know that you have wrought mercy with my master Abraam.

 45-And it came to pass before I had done speaking in my mind, straightway Rebecca came forth, having her pitcher on her shoulders; and she went down to the well, and drew water; and I said to her, Give me to drink.

 46-And she hasted and let down her pitcher on her arm  from her head, and said, Drink you, and I will give your camels drink; and I drank, and she gave the camels drink.

 47-And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter are you? tell me; and she said, I am daughter of Bathuel the son of Nachor, whom Melcha bore to him; and I put on her the ear-rings, and the bracelets on her hands.

 48-And being well-pleased I worshipped the Lord, and I blessed the Lord the God of my master Abraam, who has prospered me in a true way, so that I should take the daughter of my master's brother for his son.

 49-If then you° will deal mercifully and justly with my lord, tell me, and if not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand or to the left.

 50-And Laban and Bathuel answered and said, This matter has come forth from the Lord, we shall not be able to answer you bad or good.

 51-Behold, Rebecca is before you, take her and  go away, and let her be wife to the son of your master, as the Lord has said.

 52-And it came to pass when the servant of Abraam heard these words, he bowed himself to the Lord down to the earth.

 53-And the servant having brought forth jewels of silver and gold and raiment, gave them to Rebecca, and gave gifts to her brother, and to her mother.

 54-And both he and the men with him ate and drank and went to sleep.

 And he arose in the morning and said, Send me away, that I may go to my master.

 55-And her brethren and her mother said, Let the virgin remain with us about ten days, and after that she shall depart.

 56-But he said to them, Hinder me not, for the Lord has prospered my journey for me; send me away, that I may depart to my master.

 57-And they said, Let us call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth.

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

 59-So they sent forth Rebecca their sister, and her goods, and the servant of Abraam, and his attendants.

 60-And they blessed Rebecca, and said to her, You are our sister; become you thousands of myriads, and let your seed possess the cities of their enemies.

 61-And Rebecca rose up and her maidens, and they mounted the camels and went with the man; and the servant having taken up Rebecca, departed.

 62-And Isaac went through the wilderness to the well of the vision, and he lived in the land toward the south.

 63-And Isaac went forth into the plain toward evening to meditate; and having lifted up his eyes, he saw camels coming.

 64-And Rebecca lifted up her eyes, and saw Isaac; and she alighted briskly from the camel, 65-and said to the servant, Who is that man that walks in the plain to meet us? And the servant said, This is my master; and she took her veil and covered herself.

 66-And the servant told Isaac all  that he had done.

 67-And Isaac went into the house of his mother, and took Rebecca, and she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted for Sarrha his mother.

  

Chapter 25

1-And Abraam again took a wife, whose name was Chettura.

 2-And she bore to him Zombran, and Jezan, and Madal, and Madiam, and Jesboc, and Soie.

 3-And Jezan begot Saba and Dedan.

 And the sons of Dedan were the Assurians and the Latusians, and Laomim.

 4-And the sons of Madiam were Gephar and Aphir, and Enoch, and Abeida, and Eldaga; all these were sons of Chettura.

 5-But Abraam gave all his possessions to Isaac his son.

 6-But to the sons of his concubines Abraam gave gifts, and he sent them away from his son Isaac, while he was yet living, to the east into the country of the east.

 7-And these were the years of the days of the life of Abraam as many as he lived, a hundred and seventy-five years.

 8-And Abraam failing died in a good old age, an old man and full of days, and was added to his people.

 9-And Isaac and Ismael his sons buried him in the double cave, in the field of Ephron the son of Saar the Chettite, which is over against Mambre: 10- even the field and the cave which Abraam bought of the sons of Chet; there they buried Abraam and Sarrha his wife.

 11-And it came to pass after Abraam was dead, that God blessed Isaac his son, and Isaac lived by the well of the vision.

 12-And these are the generations of Ismael the son of Abraam, whom Agar the Egyptian the handmaid of Sarrha bore to Abraam.

 13-And these are the names of the sons of Ismael, according to the names of their generations.

 The firstborn of Ismael, Nabaioth, and Kedar, and Nabdeel, and Massam, 14-and Masma, and Duma, and Masse, 15-and Choddan, and Thaeman, and Jetur, and Naphes, and Kedma.

 16-These are the sons of Ismael, and these are their names in their tents and in their dwellings, twelve princes according to their nations.

 17-And these are the years of the life of Ismael, a hundred and thirty-seven years; and he failed and died, and was added to his  fathers.

 18-And he lived from Evilat to Sur, which is opposite Egypt, until one comes to the Assyrians; he lived in the presence of all his brethren.

 19-And these are the generations of Isaac the son of Abraam.

 20-Abraam begot Isaac.

 And Isaac was forty years old when he took as wife Rebecca, daughter of Bathuel the Syrian, out of Syrian Mesopotamia, sister of Laban the Syrian.

 21-And Isaac prayed the Lord concerning Rebecca his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord heard him, and his wife Rebecca conceived in her womb.

 22-And the babes leaped within her; and she said, If it will be so with me, why is this to me? And she went to enquire of the Lord.

 23-And the Lord said to her, There are two nations in your womb, and two peoples shall be separated from your belly, and one people shall excel the other, and the  elder shall serve the younger.

 24-And the days were fulfilled that she should be delivered, and she had twins in her womb.

 25-And the first came out red, hairy all over like a skin; and she called his name Esau.

 26-And after this came forth his brother, and his hand took hold of the heel of Esau; and she called his name Jacob.

 And Isaac was sixty years old when Rebecca bore them.

 27-And the lads grew, and Esau was a man skilled in hunting, dwelling in the country, and Jacob a simple man, dwelling in a house.

 28-And Isaac loved Esau, because his venison was his food, but Rebecca loved Jacob.

 29-And Jacob cooked pottage, and Esau came from the plain, fainting.

 30-And Esau said to Jacob, Let me taste of that red pottage, because I am fainting; therefore his name was called Edom.

 31-And Jacob said to Esau, Sell me this day your birthright.

 32-And Esau said, Behold, I am going to die, and for what good does this birthright belong to me? 33-And Jacob said to him, Swear to me this day; and he swore to him; and Esau sold his birthright to Jacob.

 34-And Jacob gave bread to Esau, and pottage of lentiles; and he ate and drank, and he arose and departed; so Esau slighted his birthright.

  

Chapter 26

1-And there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine, which was in the time of Abraam; and Isaac went to Abimelech the king of the Phylistines to Gerara.

 2-And the Lord appeared to him and said, Go not down to Egypt, but dwell in the land, which I shall tell you of.

 3-And sojourn in this land; and I will be with you, and bless you, for I will give to you and to your seed all this land; and I will establish my oath which I swore to your father Abraam.

 4-And I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven; and I will give to your seed all this land, and all the nations of the earth shall be blest in your seed.

 5-Because Abraam your father listened to my voice, and kept my injunctions, and my commandments, and my ordinances, and my statutes.

 6-And Isaac lived in Gerara.

 7-And the men of the place questioned him concerning Rebecca his wife, and he said, She is my sister, for he feared to say, She is my wife, lest at any time the men of the place should kill him because of Rebecca, because she was  fair.

 8-And he remained there a long time, and Abimelech the king of Gerara leaned to look through the window, and saw Isaac sporting with Rebecca his wife.

 9-And Abimelech called Isaac, and said to him, Is she then your wife? why have you said, She is my sister? And Isaac said to him, I did so, for I said, Lest at any time I die on her account.

 10-And Abimelech said to him, Why have you done this to us? one of my kindred  within a little had lain with your wife, and you would have brought a sin of ignorance upon us.

 11-And Abimelech charged all his people, saying Every man that touches this man and his wife shall be liable to death.

 12-And Isaac sowed in that land, and he found in that year barley and hundred-fold, and the Lord blessed him.

 13-And the man was exalted, and advancing he increased, till he became very great.

 14-And he had cattle of sheep, and cattle of oxen, and many tilled lands, and the Phylistines envied him.

 15-And all the wells which the servants of his father had dug in the time of his father, the Phylistines stopped them, and filled them with earth.

 16-And Abimelech said to Isaac, Depart from us, for you are become much mightier than we.

 17-And Isaac departed thence, and rested in the valley of Gerara, and lived there.

 18-And Isaac dug again the wells of water, which the servants of his father Abraam had dug, and the Phylistines had stopped them, after the death of his father Abraam; and he gave them names, according to the names by which his father named them.

 19-And the servants of Isaac dug in the valley of Gerara, and they found there a well of living water.

 20-And the shepherds of Gerara strove with the shepherds of Isaac, saying that the water was theirs; and they called the name of the well, Injury, for they injured him.

 21-And having departed thence he dug another well, and they strove also for that; and he named the name of it, Enmity.

 22-And he departed thence and dug another well; and they did not strive about that; and he named the name of it, Room, saying, Because now the Lord has made room for us, and has increased us upon the earth.

 23-And he went up thence to the well of the oath.

 24-And the Lord appeared to him in that night, and said, I am the God of Abraam your father; fear not, for I am with you, and I will bless you, and multiply your seed for the sake of Abraam your father.

 25-And he built there an altar, and called on the name of the Lord, and there he pitched his tent, and there the servants of Isaac dug a well in the valley of Gerara.

 26-And Abimelech came to him from Gerara, and so did Ochozath his  friend, and Phichol the commander-in-chief of his army.

 27-And Isaac said to them, Therefore have you° come to me? whereas you° hated me, and sent me away from you.

 28-And they said, We have surely seen that the Lord was with you, and we said, Let there be an oath between us and you, and we will make a covenant with you, 29-that you shall do no wrong by us, as we have not abhorred you, and according as we have treated you well, and have sent you forth peaceably; and now you are blessed of the Lord.

 30-And he made a feast for them, and they ate and drank.

 31-And they arose in the morning, and swore each to his neighbor; and Isaac sent them forth, and they departed from him in safety.

 32-And it came to pass in that day, that the servants of Isaac came and told him of the well which they had dug; and they said, We have not found water.

 33-And he called it, Oath: therefore he called the name of that city, the Well of Oath, until this day.

 34-And Esau was forty years old; and he took as wife Judith the daughter of Beoch the  Chettite, and Basemath, daughter of Helon the Chettite.

 35-And they were provoking to Isaac and Rebecca.

  

Chapter 27

1-And it came to pass after Isaac was old, that his eyes were dimmed so that he could not see; and he called Esau, his elder son, and said to him, My son; and he said, Behold, I am here.

 2-And he said, Behold, I am grown old, and know not the day of my death.

 3-Now then take the weapons, both your quiver and your bow, and go into the plain, and get me venison, 4-and make me meats, as I like them, and bring them to me that I may eat, that my soul may bless you, before I die.

 5-And Rebecca heard Isaac speaking to Esau his son; and Esau went to the plain to procure venison for his father.

 6-And Rebecca said to Jacob her younger son, Behold, I heard your father speaking to Esau your brother, saying, 7-Bring me venison, and prepare me meats, that I may eat and bless you before the Lord before I die.

 8-Now then, my son, listen to me, as I command you.

 9-And go to the cattle and take for me thence two kids, tender and good, and I will make them meats for your father, as he likes.

 10-And you shall bring them in to your father, and he shall eat, that your father may bless you before he dies.

 11-And Jacob said to his mother Rebecca, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I a smooth man.

 12-Peradventure my father may feel me, and I shall be before him as one ill-intentioned, and I shall bring upon me a curse, and not a blessing.

 13-And his mother said to him, On me be your curse, son; only listen to my voice, and go and bring them me.

 14-So he went and took and brought them to his mother; and his mother made meats, as his father liked them.

 15-And Rebecca having taken the fine raiment of her elder son Esau which was with her in the house, put it on Jacob her younger son.

 16-And she put on his arms the skins of the kids, and on the bare parts of his neck.

 17-And she gave the meats, and the loaves which she had prepared, into the hands of Jacob her son.

 18-And he brought them to his father, and said, Father; and he said, Behold I am here; who are you, son? 19-And Jacob said to his father, I, Esau your firstborn, have done as you told me; rise, sit, and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me.

 20-And Isaac said to his son, What is this which you have quickly found? And he said, That which the Lord your God presented before me.

 21-And Isaac said to Jacob, Draw near to me, and I will feel you, son, if you are my son Esau or not.

 22-And Jacob drew near to his father Isaac, and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

 23-And he knew him not, for his hands were as the hands of his brother Esau, hairy; and he blessed him, 24-and he said, Are you my son Esau? and he said, I am.

 25-And he said, Bring hither, and I will eat of your venison, son, that my soul may bless you; and he brought it near to him, and he ate, and he brought him wine, and he drank.

 26-And Isaac his father said to him, Draw near to me, and kiss me, son.

 27-And he drew near and kissed him, and smelled the smell of his garments, and blessed him, and said, Behold, the smell of my son is as the smell of an abundant field, which the Lord has blessed.

 28-And may God give you of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, and abundance of corn and wine.

 29-And let nations serve you, and princes bow down to you, and be you lord of your brother, and the sons of your father shall do you reverence; accursed is he that curses you, and blessed is he that blesses you.

 30-And it came to pass after Isaac had ceased blessing his son Jacob, it even came to pass, just when Jacob had gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

 31-And he also had made meats and brought them to his father; and he said to his father, Let my father arise and eat of his son's venison, that your soul may bless me.

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

 33-And Isaac was amazed with very great amazement, and said, Who then is it that has procured venison for me and brought it to me? and I have eaten of all before you came, and I have blessed him, and he shall be blessed.

 34-And it came to pass when Esau heard the words of his father Isaac, he cried out with a great and very bitter cry, and said, Bless, I pray you, me also, father.

 35-And he said to him, Your brother has come with subtlety, and taken your blessing.

 36-And he said, Rightly was his name called Jacob, for behold! this second time has he supplanted me; he has both taken my birthright, and now he has taken my blessing; and Esau said to his father, Hast you not left a blessing for me, father? 37-And Isaac answered and said to Esau, If I have made him your lord, and have made all his brethren his servants, and have strengthened him with corn and wine, what then shall I do for you, son? 38-And Esau said to his father, Hast you only one blessing, father? Bless, I pray you, me also, father.

 And  Isaac being troubled, Esau cried aloud and wept.

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

 40-And you shall live by your sword, and shall serve your brother; and there shall be a time when you shall break and loosen his yoke from off your neck.

 41-And Esau was angry with Jacob because of the blessing, with which his father blessed him; and Esau said in his mind, Let the days of my father's mourning draw near, that I may kill my brother Jacob.

 42-And the words of Esau her elder son were reported to Rebecca, and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, Behold, Esau your brother threatens you to kill you.

 43-Now then, my son, hear my voice, and rise and depart quickly into Mesopotamia to Laban my brother into Charran.

 44-And dwell with him certain days, until your brother's anger 45-and rage depart from you, and he forget what you have done to him; and I will send and fetch you thence, lest at any time I should be bereaved of you both in one day.

 46-And Rebecca said to Isaac, I am weary of my life, because of the daughters of the sons of Chet; if Jacob shall take a wife of the daughters of this land, therefore should I live?  


Chapter 28

1-And Isaac having called for Jacob, blessed him, and charged him, saying, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of the Chananites.

 2-Rise and depart quickly into Mesopotamia, to the house of Bathuel the father of your mother, and take to yourself thence a wife of the daughters of Laban your mother's brother.

 3-And may my God bless you, and increase you, and multiply you, and you shall become gatherings of nations.

 4-And may he give you the blessing of my father Abraam, even to you and to your seed after you, to inherit the land of your sojourning, which God gave to Abraam.

 5-So Isaac sent away Jacob, and he went into Mesopotamia to Laban the son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebecca the mother of Jacob and Esau.

 6-And Esau saw that Isaac blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Mesopotamia of Syria as he blessed him, to take to himself a wife thence, and that he charged him, saying, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of the Chananites; 7-and that Jacob listened to his father and his mother, and went to Mesopotamia of Syria.

 8-And Esau also having seen that the daughters of Chanaan were evil before his father Isaac, 9-Esau went to Ismael, and took Maeleth the daughter of Ismael, the son of Abraam, the sister of Nabeoth, a wife in addition to his other wives.

 10-And Jacob went forth from the well of the oath, and departed into Charrhan.

 11-And came to a certain place and slept there, for the sun had gone down; and he took one of the stones of the place, and put it at his head, and lay down to sleep in that place, 12-and dreamed, and behold a ladder fixed on the earth, whose top reached to heaven, and the angels of God ascended and descended on it.

 13-And the Lord  stood upon it, and said, I am the God of your father Abraam, and the God of Isaac; fear not, the land on which you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed.

 14-And your seed shall be as the sand of the earth; and it shall spread abroad to the sea, and the south, and the north, and to the east; and in you and in your seed shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed.

 15-And behold I am with you to preserve you continually in all the way wherein you shall go; and I will bring you back to this land; for I will not desert you, until I have done all that I have said to you.

 16-And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and said, The Lord is in this place, and I knew it not.

 17-And he was afraid, and said, How fearful is this place! this is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

 18-And Jacob rose up in the morning, and took the stone  he had laid there by his head, and he set it up as a pillar, and poured oil on the top of it.

 19-And he called the name of that place, the House of God; and the name of the city before was Ulam-luz.

 20-And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If the Lord God will be with me, and guard me throughout on this journey, on which I am going, and give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, 21-and bring me back in safety to the house of my father, then shall the Lord be for a God to me.

 22-And this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be to me a house of God; and of all whatever you shall give me, I will tithe a tenth for you.

  

Chapter 29

1-And Jacob  started and went to the land of the east to Laban, the son of Bathuel the Syrian, and the brother of Rebecca, mother of Jacob and Esau.

 2-And he looks, and behold! a well in the plain; and there were there three flocks of sheep resting at it, for out of that well they watered the flocks, but there was a great stone at the mouth of the well.

 3-And there were all the flocks gathered, and they used to roll away the stone from the mouth of the well, and water the flocks, and set the stone again in its place on the mouth of the well.

 4-And Jacob said to them, Brethren, whence are you°? and they said, We are of Charrhan.

 5-And he said to them, Know you° Laban, the son of Nachor? and they said, We do know him.

 6-And he said to them, Is he well? And they said, He is well.

 And behold Rachel his daughter came with the sheep.

 7-And Jacob said, it is yet high day, it is not yet time that the flocks be gathered together; water you° the flocks, and depart and feed them.

 8-And they said, We shall not be able, until all the shepherds be gathered together, and they shall roll away the stone from the mouth of the well, then we will water the flocks.

 9-While he was yet speaking to them, behold, Rachel the daughter of Laban came with her father's sheep, for she fed the sheep of her father.

 10-And it came to pass when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban, his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban, his mother's brother, that Jacob came and rolled away the stone from the mouth of the well, and watered the sheep of Laban, his mother's brother.

 11-And Jacob kissed Rachel, and cried with a loud voice and wept.

 12-And he told Rachel that he was the near relative of her father, and the son of Rebecca; and she ran and reported to her father according to these words.

 13-And it came to pass when Laban heard the name of Jacob, his sister's son, he ran to meet him, and embraced and kissed him, and brought him into his house; and he told Laban all these sayings.

 14-And Laban said to him, You are of my bones and of my flesh; and he was with him a  full month.

 15-And Laban said to Jacob, Surely you shall not serve me for nothing, because you are my brother; tell me what your reward is to be.

 16-Now Laban had two daughters, the name of the elder was Lea, and the name of the younger, Rachel.

 17-And the eyes of Lea were weak.

 But Rachel was beautiful in appearance, and exceedingly fair in countenance.

 18-And Jacob loved Rachel, and said, I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.

 19-And Laban said to him, It is better that I should give her to you, than that I should give her to another man; dwell with me.

 20-And Jacob served for Rachel seven years, and they were before him as a few days, by reason of his loving her.

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

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

 23-And it was even, and he took his daughter Lea, and brought her in to Jacob, and Jacob went in to her.

 24-And Laban gave to his daughter Lea, Zelpha his handmaid, as a handmaid for her.

 25-And it was morning, and behold it was Lea; and Jacob said to Laban, What is this that you have done to me? did I not serve you for Rachel? and therefore have you deceived me? 26-And Laban answered, It is not done thus in our country, to give the younger before the elder.

 27-Fulfil then her sevens, and I will give to you her also in return for your labor, which you labor with me, yet seven other years.

 28-And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her sevens; and Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to wife.

 29-And Laban gave to his daughter his handmaid Balla, for a handmaid to her.

 30-And he went in to Rachel; and he loved Rachel more than Lea; and he served him seven other years.

 31-And when the Lord God saw that Lea was hated, he opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.

 32-And Lea conceived and bore a son to Jacob; and she called his name, Ruben; saying, Because the Lord has looked on my humiliation, and has given me a son, now then my husband will love me.

 33-And she conceived again, and bore a second son to Jacob; and she said, Because the Lord has heard that I am hated, he has given to me this one also; and she called his name, Simeon.

 34-And she conceived yet again, and bore a son, and said, In the present time my husband will be with me, for I have born him three sons; therefore she called his name, Levi.

 35-And having conceived yet again, she bore a son, and said, Now yet again this time will I give thanks to the Lord; therefore she called his name, Juda; and ceased bearing.

  

Chapter 30

1-And Rachel having perceived that she bore Jacob no children, was jealous of her sister; and said to Jacob, Give me children; and if not, I shall die.

 2-And Jacob was angry with Rachel, and said to her, Am I in the place of God, who has deprived you of the fruit of the womb? 3-And Rachel said to Jacob, Behold my handmaid Balla, go in to her, and she shall bear upon my knees, and I also shall have children by her.

 4-And she gave him Balla her maid, for a wife to him; and Jacob went in to her.

 5-And Balla, Rachel's maid, conceived, and bore Jacob a son.

 6-And Rachel said, God has given judgment for me, and listened to my voice, and has given me a son; therefore she called his name, Dan.

 7-And Balla, Rachel's maid, conceived yet again, and bore a second son to Jacob.

 8-And Rachel said, God has helped me, and I contended with my sister and prevailed; and she called his name, Nephthalim.

 9-And Lea saw that she ceased from bearing, and she took Zelpha her maid, and gave her to Jacob for a wife; and he went in to her.

 10-And Zelpha the maid of Lea conceived, and bore Jacob a son.

 11-And Lea said, It is happily: and she called his name, Gad.

 12-And Zelpha the maid of Lea conceived yet again, and bore Jacob a second son.

 13-And Lea said, I am blessed, for the women will pronounce me blessed; and she called his name, Aser.

 14-And Ruben went in the day of barley harvest, and found apples of mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother Lea; and Rachel said to Lea her sister, Give me of your son's mandrakes.

 15-And Lea said, Is it not enough for you that you have taken my husband, will you also take my son's mandrakes? And Rachel said, Not so: let him lie with you tonight for your son's mandrakes.

 16-And Jacob came in out of the field at even; and Lea went forth to meet him, and said, You shall come in to me this day, for I have hired you for my son's mandrakes; and he lay with her that night.

 17-And God listened to Lea, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son.

 18-And Lea said, God has given me my reward, because I gave my maid to my husband; and she called his name Issachar, which is, Reward.

 19-And Lea conceived again, and bore Jacob a sixth son.

 20-And Lea said, God has given me a good gift in this time; my husband will choose me, for I have born him six sons: and she called his name, Zabulon.

 21-And after this she bore a daughter; and she called her name, Dina.

 22-And God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and he opened her womb.

 23-And she conceived, and bore Jacob a son; and Rachel said, God has taken away my reproach.

 24-And she called his name Joseph, saying, Let God add to me another son.

 25-And it came to pass when Rachel had born Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my place and to my land.

 26-Restore my wives and my children, for whom I have served you, that I may depart, for you know the service wherewith I have served you.

 27-And Laban said to him, If I have found grace in your sight,  I would augur well, for the Lord has blessed me at your coming in.

 28-Appoint  me your wages, and I will give them.

 29-And Jacob said, You know in what things I have served you, and how many cattle of your are with me.

 30-For it was little you had before my time, and it is increased to a multitude, and the Lord God has blessed you  since my coming; now then, when shall I set up also my own house? 31-And Laban said to him, What shall I give you? and Jacob said to him, You shall not give me anything; if you will do this thing for me, I will again tend your flocks and keep them.

 32-Let all your sheep pass by today, and separate thence every grey sheep among the rams, and every one that is speckled and spotted among the goats—this shall be my reward.

 33-And my righteousness shall  answer for me on the morrow, for it is my reward before you: whatever shall not be spotted and speckled among the goats, and grey among the rams, shall be stolen with me.

 34-And Laban said to him, Let it be according to your word.

 35-And he separated in that day the spotted and speckled he-goats, and all the spotted and speckled she-goats, and all that was grey among the rams, and every one that was white among them, and he gave them into the hand of his sons.

 36-And he set a distance of a three days' journey between them  and Jacob.

 And Jacob tended the cattle of Laban that were left behind.

 37-And Jacob took to himself green rods of storax tree and walnut and plane tree; and Jacob peeled in them white stripes; and as  he drew off the green, the white stripe which he had made appeared alternate on the rods.

 38-And he laid the rods which he had peeled, in the hollows of the watering-troughs, that whenever the cattle should come to drink, as they should have come to drink before the rods, the cattle might conceive at the rods.

 39-So the cattle conceived at the rods, and the cattle brought forth young speckled, and streaked and spotted with ash-colored spots.

 40-And Jacob separated the lambs, and set before the sheep a speckled ram, and every variegated one among the lambs, and he separated flocks for himself alone, and did not mingle them with the sheep of Laban.

 41-And it came to pass in the time wherein the cattle became pregnant, conceiving in the belly, Jacob put the rods before the cattle in the troughs, that they might conceive by the rods.

  42-But he did not put them in indiscriminately whenever the cattle happened to bring forth, but the unmarked ones were Laban's, and the marked ones were Jacob's.

 43-And the man became very rich, and he had many cattle, and oxen, and servants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.

  

Chapter 31

1-And Jacob heard the words of the sons of Laban, saying, Jacob has taken all that was our father's, and of our father's property has he gotten all this glory.

 2-And Jacob saw the countenance of Laban, and behold it was not toward him as  before.

 3-And the Lord said to Jacob, Return to the land of your father, and to your family, and I will be with you.

 4-And Jacob sent and called Lea and Rachel to the plain where the flocks were.

 5-And he said to them, I see the face of your father, that it is not toward me as before, but the God of my father was with me.

 6-And you° too know that with all my might I have served your father.

 7-But your father deceived me, and changed my wages for the ten lambs, yet God gave him not power to hurt me.

 8-If he should say thus, The speckled shall be your reward, then all the cattle would bear speckled; and if he should say, The white shall be your reward, then would all the cattle bear white.

 9-So God has taken away all the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

 10-And it came to pass when the cattle conceived and were with young, that I [*]saw with my eyes in sleep, and behold the he-goats and the rams leaping on the sheep and the she-goats, speckled and variegated and spotted with ash-colored spots.

 11-And the angel of God said to me  in a dream, Jacob; and I said, What is it? 12-And he said, Look up with your eyes, and behold the he-goats and the rams leaping on the sheep and the she-goats, speckled and variegated and spotted with ash-colored spots; for I have seen all things that Laban does to you.

 13-I am God that appeared to you in the place of God where you anointed a pillar to me, and vowed to me there a vow; now then arise and depart out of this land, depart into the land of your nativity, and I will be with you.

 14-And Rachel and Lea answered and said to him, Have we yet a part or inheritance in the house of our father? 15-Are we not considered strangers by him? for he has sold us, and quite devoured our money.

 16-All the wealth and the glory which God has taken from our father, it shall be our's and our children's; now then do whatever God has said to you.

 17-And Jacob arose and took his wives and his children up on the camels; 18-and he took away all his possessions and all his store, which he had gotten in Mesopotamia, and all that belonged to him, to depart to Isaac his father in the land of Chanaan.

 19-And Laban went to shear his sheep; and Rachel stole her father's images.

 20-And Jacob hid the matter from Laban the Syrian, so as not to tell him that he ran away.

 21-And he departed himself and all that belonged to him, and passed over the river, and went into the mountain Galaad.

 22-But it was told Laban the Syrian on the third day, that Jacob was fled.

 23-And having taken his brethren with him, he pursued after him seven days' journey, and overtook him on Mount Galaad.

 24-And God came to Laban the Syrian in sleep by night, and said to him, Take heed to yourself that you speak not at any time to Jacob evil things.

 25-And Laban overtook Jacob; and Jacob pitched his tent in the mountain; and Laban stationed his brothers in the mount Galaad.

 26-And Laban said to Jacob, What have you done? therefore did you run away secretly, and pillage me, and lead away my daughters as captives taken with the sword? 27-Whereas if you had told me, I would have sent you away with mirth, and with songs, and timbrels, and harp.

 28-And I was not counted worthy to embrace my children and my daughters; now then you have wrought foolishly.

 29-And now my hand has power to hurt you; but the God of your father spoke to me yesterday, saying, Take heed to yourself that you speak not evil words to Jacob.

 30-Now then go on your way, for you have earnestly desired to depart to the house of your father; therefore have you stolen my gods? 31-And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid; for I said, Lest at any time you should take away your daughters from me, and all my possessions.

 32-And Jacob said, With whoever you shall find your gods, he shall not live in the presence of our brethren; take notice of what I have of your property, and take it; and he observed nothing with him, but Jacob knew not that his wife Rachel had stolen them.

 33-And Laban went in and searched in the house of Lea, and found them not; and he went out of the house of Lea, and searched in the house of Jacob, and in the house of the two maidservants, and found them not; and he went also into the house of Rachel.

 34-And Rachel took the idols, and cast them among the camel's packs, and sat upon them.

 35-And she said to her father, Be not indignant, Sir; I can’t rise up before you, for it is with me according to the manner of women.

 Laban searched in all the house, and found not the images.

 36-And Jacob was angry, and strove with Laban; and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my injustice, and what my sin, that you have pursued after me, 37-and that you have searched all the furniture of my house? what have you found of all the furniture of your house? set it here between your relations and my relations, and let them decide between us two.

 38-These twenty years have I been with you; your sheep, and your she-goats have not failed in bearing; I devoured not the rams of your cattle.

 39-That which was taken of beasts I brought not to you; I made good of myself the thefts of the day, and the thefts of the night.

 40-I was parched with heat by day, and chilled with frost by night, and my sleep departed from my eyes.

 41-These twenty years have I been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years among your sheep, and you did falsely rate my wages for ten lambs.

 42-Unless I had the God of my father Abraam, and the fear of Isaac, now you would have sent me away empty; God saw my humiliation, and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you yesterday.

 43-And Laban answered and said to Jacob, The daughters are my daughters, and the sons my sons, and the cattle are my cattle, and all things which you see are mine, and the property of my daughters; what shall I do to them today, or their children which they bore? 44-Now then come, let me make a covenant, both I and you, and it shall be for a witness between me and you; and he said to him, Behold, there is no one with us; behold, God is witness between me and you.

 45-And Jacob having taken a stone, set it up for a pillar.

 46-And Jacob said to his brethren, Gather stones; and they gathered stones and made a heap, and ate there upon the heap; and Laban said to him, This heap witnesses between me and you today.

 47-And Laban called it, the Heap of Testimony; and Jacob called it, the Witness Heap.

 48-And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and the pillar, which I have set between me and you; this heap witnesses, and this pillar witnesses; therefore its name was called, the Heap witnesses.

 49-And the vision of which he said—Let God look to it between me and you, because we are about to depart from each other, — 50-If you shall humble my daughters, if you should take wives in addition to my daughters, see, there is no one with us looking on.

 God is witness between me and you.

 50a-And Laban said to Jacob, Behold, this heap, and this pillar are a witness.

 52-For if I should not cross over to you, neither should you cross over to me, for mischief beyond this heap and this pillar.

 53-The God of Abraam and the God of Nachor judge between us; and Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac.

 54-And he offered a sacrifice in the mountain, and called his brethren, and they ate and drank, and slept in the mountain.

  

Chapter 32

1-And Laban rose up in the morning, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them; and Laban having turned back, departed to his place.

 

2-And Jacob departed for his journey; and having looked up, he saw the  host of God encamped; and the angels of God met him.

 3-And Jacob said, when he saw them, This is the Camp of God; and he called the name of that place, Encampments.

 4-And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother to the land of Seir, to the country of Edom.

 5-And he charged them, saying, Thus shall you° say to my lord Esau: Thus says your servant Jacob; I have sojourned with Laban and tarried until now.

 6-And there were born to me oxen, and asses, and sheep, and menservants and women-servants; and I sent to tell my lord Esau, that your servant might find grace in your sight.

 7-And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother Esau, and behold! he comes to meet you, and four hundred men with him.

 8-And Jacob was greatly terrified, and was perplexed; and he divided the people that was with him, and the cows, and the camels, and the sheep, into two camps.

 9-And Jacob said, If Esau should come to one camp, and strike it, the other camp shall be in safety.

 10-And Jacob said, God of my father Abraam, and God of my father Isaac, O Lord, you are he that said to me, Depart quickly to the land of your birth, and I will do you good.

 11-Let there be to me a sufficiency of all the justice and all the truth which you have wrought with your servant; for with this my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two camps.

 12-Deliver me from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau, for I am afraid of him, lest haply he should come and strike me, and the mother upon the children.

 13-But you said, I will do you good, and will make your seed as the sand of the sea, which shall not be numbered for multitude.

 14-And he slept there that night, and took of the gifts which he carried with him, and sent out to Esau his brother, 15-two hundred she-goats, twenty he-goats, two hundred sheep, twenty rams, 16-milch camels, and their foals, thirty, forty kine, ten bulls, twenty asses, and ten colts.

 17-And he gave them to his servants each drove apart; and he said to his servants, Go on before me, and put a space between drove and drove.

 18-And he charged the first, saying, If Esau my brother meet you, and he ask you, saying, Whose are you? and whither would you go, and whose are these possessions advancing before you? 19-You shall say, Your servant Jacob's; he has sent gifts to my lord Esau, and behold! he is behind us.

 20-And he charged the first and the second and the third, and all that went before him after these flocks, saying, Thus shall you° speak to Esau when you° find him; 21-and you° shall say, Behold your servant Jacob comes after us.

 For he said, I will propitiate his countenance with the gifts going before his presence, and afterwards I will behold his face, for perhaps he will accept  me.

 22-So the presents went on before him, but he himself lodged that night in the camp.

 23-And he rose up in that night, and took his two wives and his two servant-maids, and his eleven children, and crossed over the ford of Jaboch.

 24-And he took them, and passed over the torrent, and brought over all his possessions.

 25-And Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him till the morning.

 26-And he saw that he prevailed not against him; and he touched the broad part of his thigh, and the broad part of Jacob's thigh was benumbed in his wrestling with him.

 27-And he said to him, Let me go, for the day has dawned; but he said, I will not let you go, except you bless me.

 28-And he said to him, What is your name? and he answered, Jacob.

 29-And he said to him, Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name; for you have prevailed with God, and shall be mighty with men.

 30-And Jacob asked and said, Tell me your name; and he said, Therefore do you ask after my name? and he blessed him there.

 31-And Jacob called the name of that place, the Face of God; for, said he, I have seen God face to face, and my life was preserved.

 32-And the sun rose upon him, when he passed the Face of God; and he halted upon his thigh.

 33-Therefore the children of Israel will by no means eat of the sinew which was benumbed, which is on the broad part of the thigh, until this day, because  the angel touched the broad part of the thigh of Jacob—even the sinew which was benumbed.

 

Chapter 33

1-And Jacob  lifted up his eyes, and [*]saw, and behold! Esau his brother coming, and four hundred men with him; and Jacob divided the children to Lea and to Rachel, and the two handmaidens.

 2-And he put the two handmaidens and their children with the first, and Lea and her children behind, and Rachel and Joseph last.

 3-But he advanced himself before them, and did reverence to the ground seven times, until he drew near to his brother.

 4-And Esau ran on to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him; and they both wept.

 5-And Esau looked up and saw the women and the children, and said, What are these to you? And he said, The children with which God has mercifully blessed your servant.

 6-And the maidservants and their children drew near and did reverence.

 7-And Lea and her children drew near and did reverence; and after this drew near Rachel and Joseph, and did reverence.

 8-And he said, What are these things to you, all these companies that I have met? And he said, That your servant might find grace in your sight, my lord.

 9-And Esau said, I have much, my brother; keep your own.

 10-And Jacob said, If I have found grace in your sight, receive the gifts through my hands; therefore have I seen your face, as if any one should see the face of God, and you shall be well-pleased with me.

 11-Receive my blessings, which I have brought you, because God has had mercy on me, and I have all things; and he constrained him, and he took them.

 12-And he said, Let us depart, and proceed right onward.

 13-And he said to him, My lord knows, that the children are very tender, and the flocks and the herds with me are with young; if then I shall drive them hard one day, all the cattle will die.

 14-Let my lord go on before his servant, and I shall have strength on the road according to the ease of the journey before me, and according to the  strength of the children, until I come to my lord to Seir.

 15-And Esau said, I will leave with you some of the people who are with me.

 And he said, Why so? it is enough that I have found favor before you, my lord.

 16-And Esau returned on that day on his journey to Seir.

 17-And Jacob departs to his tents; and he made for himself there habitations, and for his cattle he made booths; therefore he called the name of that place, Booths.

 18-And Jacob came to Salem, a city of Secima, which is in the land of Chanaan, when he departed out of Mesopotamia of Syria, and  took up a position in front of the city.

 19-And he bought the portion of the field, where he pitched his tent, of Emmor the father of Sychem, for a hundred lambs.

 20-And he set up there an altar, and called on the God of Israel.

  

Chapter 34

1-And Dina, the daughter of Lea, whom she bore to Jacob, went forth to observe the daughters of the inhabitants.

 2-And Sychem the son of Emmor the  Evite, the ruler of the land, saw her, and took her and lay with her, and humbled her.

 3-And he was attached to the soul of Dina the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and he spoke  kindly to the damsel.

 4-Sychem spoke to Emmor his father, saying, Take for me this damsel to wife.

 5-And Jacob heard that the son of Emmor had defiled Dina his daughter (now his sons were with his cattle in the plain).

 And Jacob was silent until they came.

 6-And Emmor the father of Sychem went forth to Jacob, to speak to him.

 7-And the sons of Jacob came from the plain; and when they heard, the men were deeply pained, and it was very grievous to them, because the man wrought folly in Israel, having lain with the daughter of Jacob, and so it  must not be.

 8-And Emmor spoke to them, saying, Sychem my son has chosen in his heart your daughter; give her therefore to him for a wife, 9-and intermarry with us.

 Give us your daughters, and take our daughters for your sons.

 10-And dwell in the midst of us; and, behold, the land is spacious before you, dwell in it, and trade, and get possessions in it.

 11-And Sychem said to her father and to her brothers, I would find grace before you, and we will give whatever you° shall name.

 12-Multiply your demand of dowry very much, and I will give accordingly as you° shall say to me, only you° shall give me this damsel for a wife.

 13-And the sons of Jacob answered to Sychem and Emmor his father craftily, and spoke to them, because they had defiled Dina their sister.

 14-And Symeon and Levi, the brothers of Dina, said to them, We shall not be able to do this thing, to give our sister to a man who is uncircumcised, for it is a reproach to us.

 15-Only on these terms will we conform to you, and dwell among you, if you° also will be as we are, in that every male of you be circumcised.

 16-And we will give our daughters to you, and we will take of your daughters for wives to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will be as one race.

 17-But if you° will not listen to us to be circumcised, we will take our daughter and depart.

 18-And the words pleased Emmor, and Sychem the son of Emmor.

 19-And the young man delayed not to do this  thing, for he was much attached to Jacob's daughter, and he was the most honorable of all in his father's house.

 20-And Emmor and Sychem his son came to the gate of their city, and spoke to the men of their city, saying, 21-These men are peaceful, let them dwell with us upon the land, and let them trade in it, and behold the land is extensive before them; we will take their daughters to us for wives, and we will give them our daughters.

 22-Only on these terms will the men conform to us to dwell with us so as to be one people, if every male of us be circumcised, as they also are circumcised.

 23-And shall not their cattle and their  herds, and their possessions, be ours? only in this let us conform to them, and they will dwell with us.

 24-And all that went in at the gate of their city listened to Emmor and Sychem his son, and they were circumcised in the flesh of their foreskin every male.

 25-And it came to pass on the third day, when they were in pain, the two sons of Jacob, Symeon and Levi, Dina's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city securely, and killed every male.

 26-And they killed Emmor and Sychem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dina out of the house of Sychem, and went forth.

 27-But the sons of Jacob came upon the  wounded, and ravaged the city wherein they had defiled Dina their sister.

 28-And their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses they took, and all things whatever were in the city, and whatever were in the plain.

 29-And they took captive all the persons of them, and all their store, and their wives, and plundered both whatever things there were in the city, and whatever things there were in the houses.

 30-And Jacob said to Symeon and Levi, You° have made me hateful so that I should be evil to all the inhabitants of the land, both among the Chananites and the Pherezites, and I am few in number; they will gather themselves against me and cut me in pieces, and I shall be utterly destroyed, and my house.

 31-And they said, Nay, but shall they treat our sister as an harlot?  


Chapter 35

1-And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to the place, Baethel, and dwell there; and make there an altar to the God that appeared to you, when you fled from the face of Esau your brother.

 2-And Jacob said to his house, and to all that were with him, Remove the strange gods that are with you from the midst of you, and purify yourselves, and change your clothes.

 3-And let us rise and go up to Baethel, and let us there make an altar to God who listened to me in the day of calamity, who was with me, and preserved me throughout in the journey, by which I went.

 4-And they gave to Jacob the strange gods, which were in their hands, and the ear-rings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the turpentine tree which is in Secima, and  destroyed them to this day.

 5-So Israel departed from Secima, and the fear of God was upon the cities round about them, and they did not pursue after the children of Israel.

 6-And Jacob came to Luza, which is in the land of Chanaan, which is Baethel, he and all the people that were with him.

 7-And he built there an altar, and called the name of the place Baethel; for there God appeared to him, when he fled from the face of his brother Esau.

 8-And Deborrha, Rebecca's nurse, died, and was buried below Baethel under the oak; and Jacob called its name, The Oak of Mourning.

 9-And God appeared to Jacob once more in Luza, when he came out of Mesopotamia of Syria, and God blessed him.

 10-And God said to him, Your name shall not be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name; and he called his name Israel.

 11-And God said to him, I am your God; increase and multiply; for nations and gatherings of nations shall be of you, and kings shall come out of your loins.

 12-And the land which I gave to Abraam and Isaac, I have given it to you; and it shall come to pass that I will give this land also to your seed after you.

 13-And God went up from him from the place where he spoke with him.

 14-And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where God spoke with him, even a pillar of stone; and offered a libation upon it, and poured oil upon it.

 15-And Jacob called the name of the place in which God spoke with him, Baethel.

 16-  [And Jacob removed from Baethel, and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Gader,] and it came to pass when he drew near to Chabratha, to enter into Ephratha, Rachel travailed; and in her travail she was in hard labor.

 17-And it came to pass in her hard labor, that the midwife said to her, Be of good courage, for you shall also have this son.

 18-And it came to pass in her giving up the ghost (for she was dying), that she called his name, The son of my pain; but his father called his name Benjamin.

 19-So Rachel died, and was buried in the way of the course of Ephratha, this is Bethleem.

 20-And Jacob set up a pillar on her tomb; this is the pillar on the tomb of Rachel, until this day.

 22-And it came to pass when Israel lived in that land, that Ruben went and lay with Balla, the concubine of his father Jacob; and Israel heard, and the thing appeared grievous before him.

 

And the sons of Jacob were twelve.

 23-The sons of Lea, the firstborn of Jacob; Ruben, Symeon, Levi, Judas, Issachar, Zabulon.

 24-And the sons of Rachel; Joseph and Benjamin.

 25-And the sons of Balla, the handmaid of Rachel; Dan and Nephthalim.

 26-And the sons of Zelpha, the handmaid of Lea; Gad and Aser.

 These are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Mesopotamia of Syria.

 27-And Jacob came to Isaac his father to Mambre, to a city of the plain; this is Chebron in the land of Chanaan, where Abraam and Isaac sojourned.

 28-And the days of Isaac which he lived were an hundred and eighty years.

 29-And Isaac gave up the ghost and died, and was laid to his family, old and full of days; and Esau and Jacob his sons buried him.

  

Chapter 36

1-And these are the generations of Esau; this is Edom.

 2-And Esau took to himself wives of the daughters of the Chananites; Ada, the daughter of Aelom the Chettite; and Olibema, daughter of Ana the son of Sebegon, the Evite; 3-and Basemath, daughter of Ismael, sister of Nabaioth.

 4-And Ada bore to him Eliphas; and Basemath bore Raguel.

 5-And Olibema bore Jeus, and Jeglom, and Core; these are the sons of Esau, which were born to him in the land of Chanaan.

 6-And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and all his possessions, and all his cattle, and all that he had got, and all things whatever he had acquired in the land of Chanaan; and Esau went forth from the land of Chanaan, from the face of his brother Jacob.

 7-For their substance was too great for them to dwell together; and the land of their sojourning could not bear them, because of the abundance of their possessions.

 8-And Esau lived in mount Seir; Esau, he is Edom.

 9-And