Cross-References Between The Bible And The Urantia Book
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S = "Same" — Both books recite the same incident.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face
of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
- In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the
evening and the morning were the first day.
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and
let it divide the waters from the waters.
And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the
firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were
the second day.
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto
one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters
called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed,
and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself,
upon the earth: and it was so.
And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind,
and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and
God saw that it was good.
And the evening and the morning were the third day.
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide
the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for
days, and years:
And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light
upon the earth: and it was so.
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the
lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the
And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from
the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature
that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament
And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which
the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl
after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters
in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind,
cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it
And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their
kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God
saw that it was good.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let
them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air,
and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing
that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him;
male and female created he them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,
and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of
the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth
upon the earth.
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is
upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit
of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every
thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every
green herb for meat: and it was so.
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.
And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it
he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
- Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
- And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested
on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were
created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb
of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon
the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into
his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the
man whom he had formed.
And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant
to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the
garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was
parted, and became into four heads.
The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land
of Havilah, where there is gold;
And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth
the whole land of Ethiopia.
And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward
the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress
it and to keep it.
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden
thou mayest freely eat:
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of
it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will
make him an help meet for him.
And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and
every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call
them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name
And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every
beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and
he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and
brought her unto the man.
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she
shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave
unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees
of the garden:
- Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD
God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not
eat of every tree of the garden?
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath
said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall
be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was
pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took
of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her;
and he did eat.
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked;
and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool
of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the
LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because
I was naked; and I hid myself.
And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the
tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me
of the tree, and I did eat.
And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done?
And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou
art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy
belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed
and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception;
in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy
husband, and he shall rule over thee.
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy
wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou
shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou
eat of it all the days of thy life;
Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat
the herb of the field;
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the
ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt
And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all
Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and
And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know
good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree
of life, and eat, and live for eveR:
Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till
the ground from whence he was taken.
So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden
Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of
the tree of life.
And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but
Cain was a tiller of the ground.
- And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said,
I have gotten a man from the LORD.
And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit
of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat
thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very
wroth, and his countenance fell.
And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance
If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well,
sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule
And Cain talked with Abel his brotheR: and it came to pass, when they were
in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I
know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth
unto me from the ground.
And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to
receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;
When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her
strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and
from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in
the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall
And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance
shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any
finding him should kill him.
And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land
of Nod, on the east of Eden.
And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded
a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat
Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the
name of the other Zillah.
And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of
such as have cattle.
And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle
the harp and organ.
And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in
brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.
And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives
of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding,
and a young man to my hurt.
If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth:
For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain
And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos:
then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name
Adam, in the day when they were created.
- This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created
man, in the likeness of God made he him;
And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own
likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:
And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years:
and he begat sons and daughters:
And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and
And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:
And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat
sons and daughters:
And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.
And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:
And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and
begat sons and daughters:
And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.
And Cainan lived seventy years and begat Mahalaleel:
And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years,
and begat sons and daughters:
And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.
And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:
And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years,
and begat sons and daughters:
And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years:
and he died.
And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:
And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons
And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he
And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years,
and begat sons and daughters:
And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech.
And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two
years, and begat sons and daughters:
And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years:
and he died.
And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:
And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning
our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath
And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years,
and begat sons and daughters:
And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years:
and he died.
And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and
they took them wives of all which they chose.
- And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth,
and daughters were born unto them,
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that
he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when
the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children
to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that
every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved
him at his heart.
And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face
of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of
the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his
generations, and Noah walked with God.
And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh
had corrupted his way upon the earth.
And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the
earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them
with the earth.
Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and
shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the
ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the
height of it thirty cubits.
A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it
above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower,
second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy
all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing
that is in the earth shall die.
But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the
ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring
into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping
thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee,
to keep them alive.
And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather
it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.
- And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark;
for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
- Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his
female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
- Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed
alive upon the face of all the earth.
- For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days
and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy
from off the face of the earth.
And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the
And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with
him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of
every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female,
as God had commanded Noah.
And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were
upon the earth.
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth
day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken
up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons
of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into
They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind,
and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and
every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.
And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein
is the breath of life.
And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had
commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.
And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased,
and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and
the ark went upon the face of the waters.
And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills,
that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle,
and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and
All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry
And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the
ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the
heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive,
and they that were with him in the ark.
And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto
him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then
he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
- And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that
was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the
- The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped,
and the rain from heaven was restrained;
- And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end
of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
- And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the
month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
- And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth
month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
- And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window
of the ark which he had made:
- And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters
were dried up from off the earth.
- Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from
off the face of the ground;
And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out
of the ark;
And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an
olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the
And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned
not again unto him any more.
And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month,
the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and
Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of
the ground was dry.
And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was
the earth dried.
And God spake unto Noah, saying,
Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives
Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh,
both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon
the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and
multiply upon the earth.
And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with
Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth
upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast,
and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I
will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination
of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more
every thing living, as I have done.
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and
summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth,
and multiply therein.
- And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and
multiply, and replenish the earth.
- And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the
earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth,
and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
- Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green
herb have I given you all things.
- But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not
- And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every
beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's
brother will I require the life of man.
- Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the
image of God made he man.
And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after
And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle,
and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark,
to every beast of the earth.
And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut
off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood
to destroy the earth.
And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me
and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant
between me and the earth.
And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the
bow shall be seen in the cloud:
And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every
living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood
to destroy all flesh.
And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may
remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of
all flesh that is upon the earth.
And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have
established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and
Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within
And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told
his two brethren without.
And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders,
and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces
were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto
And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his
And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and
Canaan shall be his servant.
And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.
And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.
The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal,
and Meshech, and Tiras.
- Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth:
and unto them were sons born after the flood.
And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one
after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah:
and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod
the mighty hunter before the LORD.
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh,
in the land of Shinar.
Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth,
And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.
And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth,
And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,
And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were
the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar,
unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim,
even unto Lasha.
These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in
their countries, and in their nations.
Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of
Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.
The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.
And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his
days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.
And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of
These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues,
in their lands, after their nations.
These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in
their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the
And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a
plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
- And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly.
And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may
reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad
upon the face of the whole earth.
And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children
of men builded.
And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language;
and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which
they have imagined to do.
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may
not understand one another's speech.
So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the
earth: and they left off to build the city.
Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound
the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad
upon the face of all the earth.
These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat
Arphaxad two years after the flood:
And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons
And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:
And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and
begat sons and daughters.
And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:
And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat
sons and daughters.
And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:
And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and
begat sons and daughters.
And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:
And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat
sons and daughters.
And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:
And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat
sons and daughters.
And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:
And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons
And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:
And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and
begat sons and daughters.
And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran;
and Haran begat Lot.
And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in
Ur of the Chaldees.
And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai;
and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of
Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and
Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with
them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came
unto Haran, and dwelt there.
And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make
thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
- Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from
thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee:
and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him:
and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their
substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran;
and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan
And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain
of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this
land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched
his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded
an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.
And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn
there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he
said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to
Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that
they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save
Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy
sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians
beheld the woman that she was very fair.
The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh:
and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and
he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of
Sarai Abram's wife.
And Pharaoh called Abram and said, What is this that thou hast done unto
me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife:
now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.
And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and
his wife, and all that he had.
And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
- And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had,
and Lot with him, into the south.
And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place
where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;
Unto the place of the altar, which he had make there at the first: and
there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.
And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen
of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me
and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.
Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from
me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou
depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it
was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,
even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto
Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and
they separated themselves the one from the other.
Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the
plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift
up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward,
and eastward, and westward:
For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed
And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can
number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of
it; for I will give it unto thee.
Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre,
which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.
With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and
Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.
- And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king
of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;
- That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah,
Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela,
which is Zoar.
- All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt
- Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they
- And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with
him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and
the Emins in Shaveh Kiriathaim,
- And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the wilderness.
- And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all
the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezontamar.
- And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the
king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is
Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim;
And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and
Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.
And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals,
and went their way.
And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods,
And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he
dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother
of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.
And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained
servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them
And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and
smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot,
and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter
of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh,
which is the king's dale.
And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was
the priest of the most high God.
And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor
of heaven and earth:
And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into
thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the
goods to thyself.
And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the
LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will
not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram
Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men
which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.
And Abram said, LORD God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless,
and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?
- After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying,
Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born
in my house is mine heir.
And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not
be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall
be thine heir.
And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and
tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall
thy seed be.
And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the
Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
And he said, LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat
of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a
And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid
each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.
And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo,
an horror of great darkness fell upon him.
And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger
in a land that is not their's, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict
them four hundred years;
And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward
shall they come out with great substance.
And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good
But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity
of the Amorites is not yet full.
And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold
a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.
In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed
have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the
The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had
dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to
be his wife.
- Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an
Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
- And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from
bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children
by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she
had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid
into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in
her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.
But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand; do to her
as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her
And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness,
by the fountain in the way to Shur.
And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt
thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit
thyself under her hands.
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly,
that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and
shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard
And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every
man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest
me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?
Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh
And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar
And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.
And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee
- And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram,
and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father
of many nations.
Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be
Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee,
and kings shall come out of thee.
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after
thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee,
and to thy seed after thee.
And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein
thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession;
and I will be their God.
And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou,
and thy seed after thee in their generations.
This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed
after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token
of the covenant betwixt me and you.
And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man
child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money
of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.
He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must
needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting
And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised,
that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her
name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea,
I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people
shall be of her.
Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall
a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that
is ninety years old, bear?
And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt
call his name IsaaC: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting
covenant, and with his seed after him.
And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and
will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes
shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto
thee at this set time in the next year.
And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.
And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house,
and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's
house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as
God had said unto him.
And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the
flesh of his foreskin.
And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in
the flesh of his foreskin.
In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money
of the stranger, were circumcised with him.
And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and
when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself
toward the ground,
- And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the
tent door in the heat of the day;
And said, My LORD, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away,
I pray thee, from thy servant:
Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest
yourselves under the tree:
And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that
ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said,
So do, as thou hast said.
And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly
three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave
it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.
And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set
it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in
And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of
life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the
tent door, which was behind him.
Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased
to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall
I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall
I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return
unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said,
Nay; but thou didst laugh.
And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went
with them to bring them on the way.
And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and
all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after
him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment;
that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and
because their sin is very grievous;
I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according
to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.
And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but
Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with
Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy
and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with
the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from
thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city,
then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak
unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:
Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy
all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five,
I will not destroy it.
And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be
forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.
And he said unto him, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure
there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find
And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD: Peradventure
there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for
And he said, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak yet but this
once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy
it for ten's sake.
And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham:
and Abraham returned unto his place.
And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants
of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
- And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of
Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with
his face toward the ground;
- And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's
house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early,
and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all
- And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered
into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and
they did eat.
- But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed
the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarteR:
- And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came
in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
- And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
- And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
- Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray
you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only
unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my
- And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in
to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee,
than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near
to break the door.
- But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them,
and shut to the door.
- And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness,
both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
- And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and
thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them
out of this place:
- For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great
before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
- And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters,
and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city.
But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
- And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise,
take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed
in the iniquity of the city.
- And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand
of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful
unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
- And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said,
Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain;
escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
- And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my LORD:
- Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified
thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot
escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
- Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh,
let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
- And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also,
that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.
- Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou be come
thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
- The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
- Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from
the LORD out of heaven;
But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before
And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the
plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke
of a furnace.
And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God
remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he
overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters
with him; for he feared to dwell in ZoaR: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his
And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is
not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:
Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that
we may preserve seed of our father.
And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went
in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when
And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger,
Behold, I lay yesternight with my fatheR: let us make him drink wine this
night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of
And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger
arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when
Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
And the first born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the
father of the Moabites unto this day.
And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the
same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.
And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sisteR: and Abimelech king
of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
- And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled
between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold,
thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a
But Abimelech had not come near heR: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay
also a righteous nation?
Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said,
He is my brotheR: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have
I done this.
And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the
integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me:
therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.
Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall
pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou
that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.
Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants,
and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.
Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto
us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my
kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.
And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done
And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this
place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.
And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but
not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house,
that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me;
at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.
And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants,
and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.
And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth
And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces
of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are
with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.
So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and
his maidservants; and they bare children.
For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech,
because of Sarah Abraham's wife.
For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set
time of which God had spoken to him.
- And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah
as he had spoken.
And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah
bare to him, Isaac.
And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had
And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto
And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh
And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have
given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.
And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the
same day that Isaac was weaned.
And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham,
Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for
the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.
And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.
And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because
of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto
thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is
And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle
of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child,
and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one
of the shrubs.
And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were
a bow shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat
over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.
And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar
out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God
hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him
a great nation.
And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and
filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and
became an archer.
And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife
out of the land of Egypt.
And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief
captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that
Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely
with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness
that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein
thou hast sojourned.
And Abraham said, I will swear.
And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's
servants had violently taken away.
And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing; neither didst thou
tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.
And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both
of them made a covenant.
And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which
thou hast set by themselves?
And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that
they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well.
Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both
Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol
the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name
of the LORD, the everlasting God.
And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.
And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest,
and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering
upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
- And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and
said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took
two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the
burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told
Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar
And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I
and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac
his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both
of them together.
And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said,
Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is
the lamb for a burnt offering?
And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering:
so they went both of them together.
And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built
an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid
him on the altar upon the wood.
And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham,
Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing
unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld
thy son, thine only son from me.
And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram
caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered
him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to
this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second
And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast
done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply
thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea
shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because
thou hast obeyed my voice.
So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together
to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying,
Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;
Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's
And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham,
and Thahash, and Maachah.
And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan:
and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
- And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the
years of the life of Sarah.
And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth,
I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace
with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our
sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre,
but that thou mayest bury thy dead.
And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even
to the children of Heth.
And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury
my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of
That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the
end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for
a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.
And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered
Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in
at the gate of his city, saying,
Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein,
I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury
And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying,
But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for
the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.
And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver;
what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver,
which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels
of silver, current money with the merchant.
And the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre,
the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in
the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure
Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth,
before all that went in at the gate of his city.
And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field
of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.
And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham
for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.
And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over
all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:
- And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed
Abraham in all things.
And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God
of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters
of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto
my son Isaac.
And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing
to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land
from whence thou camest?
And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither
The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from
the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying,
Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee,
and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.
And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be
clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.
And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and
sware to him concerning that matter.
And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed;
for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to
Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water
at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.
And he said O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good
speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.
Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men
of the city come out to draw wateR:
And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down
thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and
I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed
for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness
unto my master.
And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah
came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's
brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.
And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man
known heR: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came
And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a
little water of thy pitcher.
And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher
upon her hand, and gave him drink.
And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for
thy camels also, until they have done drinking.
And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again
unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had
made his journey prosperous or not.
And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took
a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands
of ten shekels weight of gold;
And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room
in thy father's house for us to lodge in?
And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah,
which she bare unto Nahor.
She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and
room to lodge in.
And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.
And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not
left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the
LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren.
And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.
And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto
the man, unto the well.
And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's
hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake
the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels
at the well.
And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou
without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.
And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw
and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet
that were with him.
And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat,
until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.
And he said, I am Abraham's servant.
And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and
he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants,
and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old: and
unto him hath he given all that he hath.
And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son
of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:
But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a
wife unto my son.
And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.
And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel
with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my
kindred, and of my father's house:
Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred;
and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.
And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my master Abraham,
if now thou do prosper my way which I go:
Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when
the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee,
a little water of thy pitcher to drink;
And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels:
let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's
And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth
with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew
water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.
And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said,
Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the
camels drink also.
And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, the daughter
of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring
upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.
And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD
God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's
brother's daughter unto his son.
And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if
not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.
Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the
LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's
son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken.
And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he
worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.
And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and
raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her
mother precious things.
And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried
all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto
And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few
days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.
And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my
way; send me away that I may go to my master.
And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth.
And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man?
And she said, I will go.
And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant,
and his men.
And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou
the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of
those which hate them.
And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and
followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south
And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted
up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.
And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off
For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the
field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my masteR: therefore she
took a vail, and covered herself.
And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah,
and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac
was comforted after his mother's death.
And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak,
- Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim,
and Letushim, and Leummim.
And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah.
All these were the children of Keturah.
And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts,
and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto
the east country.
And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an
hundred threescore and fifteen years.
Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man,
and full of years; and was gathered to his people.
And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in
the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;
The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham
buried, and Sarah his wife.
And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son
Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.
Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the
Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham:
And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according
to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel,
And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns,
and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and
seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his
And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest
toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.
And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:
And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter
of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and
the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be
so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner
of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be
stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins
in her womb.
And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called
his name Esau.
And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel;
and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she
And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and
Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved
And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:
And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage;
for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall
this birthright do to me?
And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold
his birthright unto Jacob.
Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and
drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments,
my statutes, and my laws.
- And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in
the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines
- And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell
in the land which I shall tell thee of:
- Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for
unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will
perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;
- And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give
unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of
the earth be blessed;
And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:
And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my
sister:for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the
place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.
And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech
king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac
was sporting with Rebekah his wife.
And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife;
and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I
said, Lest I die for her.
And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people
might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness
And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man
or his wife shall surely be put to death.
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold:
and the LORD blessed him.
And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very
For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store
of servants: and the Philistines envied him.
For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of
Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with
And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than
And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar,
and dwelt there.
And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the
days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the
death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father
had called them.
And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing
And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water
is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with
And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the
name of it Sitnah.
And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they
strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the
LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.
And he went up from thence to Beersheba.
And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of
Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and
multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.
And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and
pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.
Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends,
and Phichol the chief captain of his army.
And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and
have sent me away from you?
And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee: and we said,
Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us
make a covenant with thee;
That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have
done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art
now the blessed of the LORD.
And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.
And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and
Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told
him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have
And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto
And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of
Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:
Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.
- And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so
that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My
son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I.
- And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:
- Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and
go out to the field, and take me some venison;
- And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may
eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.
- And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the
field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
- And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father
speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,
- Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee
before the LORD before my death.
- Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command
- Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats;
and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth:
- And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may
bless thee before his death.
- And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy
man, and I am a smooth man:
- My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver;
and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.
- And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my
voice, and go fetch me them.
- And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother
made savoury meat, such as his father loved.
- And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with
her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:
- And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon
the smooth of his neck:
- And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into
the hand of her son Jacob.
- And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am
I; who art thou, my son?
- And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy first born; I have done according
as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy
soul may bless me.
- And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly,
my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me.
- And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee,
my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.
- And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The
voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
- And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother
Esau's hands: so he blessed him.
- And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.
- And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that
my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and
he brought him wine and he drank.
- And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.
- And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment,
and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field
which the LORD hath blessed:
- Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth,
and plenty of corn and wine:
- Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren,
and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth
thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
- And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob,
and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that
Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
- And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and
said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that
thy soul may bless me.
- And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy
son, thy firstborn Esau.
- And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath
taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest,
and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.
- And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and
exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O
- And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.
- And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these
two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away
my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?
- And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord,
and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine
have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?
- And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless
me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
- And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall
be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;
- And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall
come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his
yoke from off thy neck.
- And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed
him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at
hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.
- And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent
and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau,
as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.
- Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; arise, flee thou to Laban my brother
- And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away;
- Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which
thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence: why should
I be deprived also of you both in one day?
- And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters
of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which
are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?
And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee;
that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave
- And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto
him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.
- Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and
take thee a wife from thence of the daughers of Laban thy mother's brother.
- And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee,
that thou mayest be a multitude of people;
And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto Laban, son of
Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram,
to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge,
saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughers of Canaan;
And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padanaram;
And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;
Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath
the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because
the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for
his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of
it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending
And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham
thy father, and the God of IsaaC: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will
I give it, and to thy seed;
And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad
to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee
and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou
goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee,
until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this
place; and I knew it not.
And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other
but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had
put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top
And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city
was called Luz at the first.
And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me
in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD
be my God:
And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and
of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should
give her to another man: abide with me.
- Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of
- And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three
flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks:
and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.
- And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from
the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the
well's mouth in his place.
- And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of
Haran are we.
- And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We
- And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, behold,
Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.
- And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle
should be gathered togetheR: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.
- And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and
till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.
- And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep;
for she kept them.
- And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's
brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near,
and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban
his mother's brother.
- And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
- And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that he was
Rebekah's son: and she ran and told her father.
- And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's
son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought
him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.
- And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode
with him the space of a month.
- And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou
therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?
- And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name
of the younger was Rachel.
- Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
- And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel
thy younger daughter.
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a
few days, for the love he had to her.
And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled,
that I may go in unto her.
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and
brought her to him; and he went in unto her.
And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.
And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said
to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for
Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger
before the firstborn.
Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which
thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter
to wife also.
And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah,
and served with him yet seven other years.
And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel
And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for
she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my
husband will love me.
And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the LORD hath
heard I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called
his name Simeon.
And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my
husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was
his name called Levi.
And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise
the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.
- And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her
sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.
- And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's
stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?
- And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear
upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.
- And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.
- And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.
- And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and
hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.
- And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.
- And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister,
and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.
- When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and
gave her Jacob to wife.
- And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.
- And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.
- And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.
- And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and
she called his name Asher.
- And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the
field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give
me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes.
- And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband?
and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore
he shall lie with thee to night for thy son's mandrakes.
- And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet
him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with
my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.
- And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth
- And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden
to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.
- And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.
- And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good dowry; now will my husband
dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun.
- And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.
- And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
- And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach:
- And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another
- And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto
Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.
- Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let
me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.
- And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes,
tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for
- And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.
- And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy
cattle was with me.
- For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased
unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now
when shall I provide for mine own house also?
- And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give
me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep
- I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the
speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and
the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.
- So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall
come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted
among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with
- And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.
- And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and spotted,
and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had
some white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the
hand of his sons.
- And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed
the rest of Laban's flocks.
- And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree;
and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the
- And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters
in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive
when they came to drink.
- And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked,
speckled, and spotted.
- And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward
the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own
flocks by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle.
- And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that
Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they
might conceive among the rods.
- But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were
Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.
- And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants,
and menservants, and camels, and asses.
And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion
or inheritance for us in our father's house?
- And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all
that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all
- And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward
him as before.
- And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and
to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.
- And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,
- And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward
me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.
- And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.
- And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God
suffered him not to hurt me.
- If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare
speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare
all the cattle ringstraked.
- Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.
- And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted
up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon
the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.
- And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said,
Here am I.
- And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon
the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that
Laban doeth unto thee.
- I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou
vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return
unto the land of thy kindred.
Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite
devoured also our money.
For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours,
and our children's: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.
Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;
And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten,
the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padanaram, for to go to
Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.
And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that
were her father's.
And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him
not that he fled.
So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river,
and set his face toward the mount Gilead.
And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.
And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey;
and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.
And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him,
Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount:
and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.
And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away
unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the
Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst
not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs,
with tabret, and with harp?
And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast now
done foolishly in so doing.
It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father
spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob
either good or bad.
And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst
after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?
And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said,
Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.
With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren
discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not
that Rachel had stolen them.
And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two
maidservants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent,
and entered into Rachel's tent.
Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture,
and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.
And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot
rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched but
found not the images.
And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said
to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued
Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy
household stuff? set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they
may judge betwixt us both.
This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she goats have
not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.
That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss
of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen
Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night;
and my sleep departed from mine eyes.
Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years
for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed
my wages ten times.
Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac,
had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen
mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.
And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters,
and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all
that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters,
or unto their children which they have born?
Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it
be for a witness between me and thee.
And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones,
and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.
And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.
And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore
was the name of it called Galeed;
And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are
absent one from another.
If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside
my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.
And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which
I have cast betwixt me and thee:
This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass
over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this
pillar unto me, for harm.
The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge
betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.
Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to
eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.
And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters,
and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.
- And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
- And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the
name of that place Mahanaim.
- And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land
of Seir, the country of Edom.
- And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy
servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until
- And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants:
and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.
- And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau,
and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.
- Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people
that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;
- And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other
company which is left shall escape.
- And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac,
the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred,
and I will deal well with thee:
- I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth,
which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this
Jordan; and now I am become two bands.
- Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of
Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with
- And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand
of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
- And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his
hand a present for Esau his brother;
- Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty
- Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty
she asses, and ten foals.
- And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves;
and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove
- And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee,
and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose
are these before thee?
- Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob's; it is a present sent
unto my lord Esau: and, behold, also he is behind us.
- And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the
droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.
- And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said,
I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I
will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.
- So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night in the
- And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants,
and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.
- And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.
- And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking
of the day.
- And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow
of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled
- And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let
thee go, except thou bless me.
- And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
- And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as
a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
- And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said,
Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
- And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face
to face, and my life is preserved.
- And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon
- Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which
is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow
of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.
- And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with
him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel,
and unto the two handmaids.
- And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her
children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.
- And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times,
until he came near to his brother.
- And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed
him: and they wept.
- And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said,
Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously
given thy servant.
- Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed
- And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after
came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.
- And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he said,
These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.
- And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself.
- And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight,
then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as
though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.
- Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath
dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and
he took it.
- And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before
- And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and
the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive them
one day, all the flock will die.
- Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead
on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be
able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.
- And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with
me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.
- So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.
- And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths
for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.
- And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan,
when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city.
- And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the
hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of
- And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.
- And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to
see the daughters of the land.
- And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw
her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.
- And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel,
and spake kindly unto the damsel.
- And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to
- And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now
his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until
they were come.
- And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him.
- And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the
men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in
Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter: which thing ought not to be done.
- And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth
for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife.
- And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and take
our daughters unto you.
- And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and
trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.
- And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace
in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.
- Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall
say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.
- And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully,
and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sisteR:
- And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to
one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us:
- But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that every
male of you be circumcised;
- Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters
to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.
- But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take
our daughter, and we will be gone.
- And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.
- And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight
in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honourable than
all the house of his father.
- And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed
with the men of their city, saying,
- These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land,
and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them; let
us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters.
- Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one
people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.
- Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of their's be
our's? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.
- And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of
the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of
the gate of his city.
- And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of
the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword,
and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.
- And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and
took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.
- The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they
had defiled their sister.
- They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that which
was in the city, and that which was in the field,
- And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they
captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house.
- And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink
among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites:
and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me,
and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.
- And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?
And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and
to thy seed after thee will I give the land.
- And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make
there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the
face of Esau thy brother.
- Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put
away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
- And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto
God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way
which I went.
- And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand,
and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under
the oak which was by Shechem.
- And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were
round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
- So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel,
he and all the people that were with him.
- And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there
God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
- But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under
an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.
- And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed
- And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called
any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.
- And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation
and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy
And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him.
And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a
pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil
And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel.
And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come
to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.
And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said
unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.
And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that
she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.
And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.
And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave
unto this day.
And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.
And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and
lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons
of Jacob were twelve:
The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and
Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:
The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:
And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:
And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid: Gad, and Asher: these are the
sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padanaram.
And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah,
which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.
And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people,
being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
These are the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of
Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau.
- Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.
- Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon
the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the
- And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.
- And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;
- And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of
Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.
- And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons
of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which
he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face
of his brother Jacob.
- For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and the
land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.
- Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.
- And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount
And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.
And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz
Amalek: these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife.
And these are the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah:
these were the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.
And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the daughter
of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
These were dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the firstborn
son of Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,
Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Amalek: these are the dukes that came
of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these were the sons of Adah.
And these are the sons of Reuel Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, duke
Shammah, duke Mizzah: these are the dukes that came of Reuel in the land of
Edom; these are the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.
And these are the sons of Aholibamah Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaalam,
duke Korah: these were the dukes that came of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah,
These are the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these are their dukes.
These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, and
Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,
And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these are the dukes of the Horites, the
children of Seir in the land of Edom.
And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister was Timna.
And the children of Shobal were these; Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho,
And these are the children of Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this was that
Anah that found the mules in the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon
And the children of Anah were these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter
And these are the children of Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and
The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.
The children of Dishan are these; Uz, and Aran.
These are the dukes that came of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal,
duke Zibeon, duke Anah,
Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these are the dukes that came of Hori,
among their dukes in the land of Seir.
And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there
reigned any king over the children of Israel.
And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his city was
And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.
And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in his stead.
And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field
of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith.
And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.
And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead.
And Saul died, and Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.
And Baalhanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and
the name of his city was Pau; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter
of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
And these are the names of the dukes that came of Esau, according to their
families, after their places, by their names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke
Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these be the dukes of Edom, according to their
habitations in the land of their possession: he is Esau the father of the
Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and
we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will
become of his dreams.
- And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land
- These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old,
was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of
Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought
unto his father their evil report.
- Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the
son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
- And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his
brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
- And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated
him yet the more.
- And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
- For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose,
and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made
obeisance to my sheaf.
- And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt
thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his
dreams, and for his words.
- And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold,
I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven
stars made obeisance to me.
- And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked
him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I
and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee
to the earth?
- And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.
- And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
- And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem?
come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I.
- And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren,
and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the
vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
- And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field:
and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?
- And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed
- And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say, Let us
go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
- And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they
conspired against him to slay him.
- And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.
And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said,
Let us not kill him.
And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that
is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out
of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.
And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they
stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him;
And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there
was no water in it.
And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked,
and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing
spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother,
and conceal his blood?
Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon
him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.
Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up
Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces
of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit;
and he rent his clothes.
And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither
shall I go?
And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped
the coat in the blood;
And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father;
and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.
And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured
him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned
for his son many days.
And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused
to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son
mourning. Thus his father wept for him.
And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's,
and captain of the guard.
And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the
LORD slew him.
- And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren,
and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.
- And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah;
and he took her, and went in unto her.
- And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.
- And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan.
- And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah:
and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.
- And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.
And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her,
and raise up seed to thy brother.
And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when
he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest
that he should give seed to his brother.
And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.
Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father's
house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die
also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.
And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died; and Judah
was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend
Hirah the Adullamite.
And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath
to shear his sheep.
And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a vail,
and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath;
for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.
When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she had covered
And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me
come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law.) And
she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?
And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. And she said, Wilt
thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?
And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and
thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and
came in unto her, and she conceived by him.
And she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail from her, and put on
the garments of her widowhood.
And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive
his pledge from the woman's hand: but he found her not.
Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot, that
was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in this place.
And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find her; and also the men
of the place said, that there was no harlot in this place.
And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent
this kid, and thou hast not found her.
And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying,
Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is
with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.
When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying, By the
man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee,
whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff.
And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more righteous than
I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no
And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were
in her womb.
And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand:
and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This
came out first.
And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother
came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee:
therefore his name was called Pharez.
And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his
hand: and his name was called Zarah.
- And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh,
captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites,
which had brought him down thither.
- And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in
the house of his master the Egyptian.
- And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all
that he did to prosper in his hand.
- And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him
overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
- And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his
house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house
for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in
the house, and in the field.
- And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he
had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and
- And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her
eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
- But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth
not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to
- There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any
thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this
great wickedness, and sin against God?
- And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened
not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
- And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to
do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.
- And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his
garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
- And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand,
and was fled forth,
- That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying,
See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to
lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:
- And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried,
that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.
- And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.
- And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant,
which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:
- And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his
garment with me, and fled out.
- And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which
she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that
his wrath was kindled.
- And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where
the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.
- But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour
in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
- And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners
that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of
- The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand;
because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to
When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto
Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on
- And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of
Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.
- And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of
the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
- And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into
the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
- And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them:
and they continued a season in ward.
- And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night,
each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the
baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.
- And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and,
behold, they were sad.
- And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's
house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?
- And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter
of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell
me them, I pray you.
- And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream,
behold, a vine was before me;
- And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and
her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes:
- And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them
into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.
- And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches
are three days:
- Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee
unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after
the former manner when thou wast his butler.
- But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray
thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this
- For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also
have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.
And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh;
and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.
And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three
baskets are three days:
Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and
shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he
made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief
butler and of the chief baker among his servants.
And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave
the cup into Pharaoh's hand:
But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.
Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.
And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand,
and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his
- And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed:
and, behold, he stood by the river.
- And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and
fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.
- And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill
favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the
- And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured
and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.
- And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn
came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
- And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after
- And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh
awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.
- And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he
sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof:
and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them
- Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults
- Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain
of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker:
- And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according
to the interpretation of his dream.
- And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain
of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each
man according to his dream he did interpret.
- And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored
unto mine office, and him he hanged.
- Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of
the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto
- And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none
that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand
a dream to interpret it.
- And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh
an answer of peace.
- And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank
of the river:
- And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed and
well favoured; and they fed in a meadow:
- And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured
and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness:
- And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine:
- And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten
them; but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.
- And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full
- And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind,
sprung up after them:
- And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the
magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.
- And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed
Pharaoh what he is about to do.
- The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven
years: the dream is one.
- And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven
years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven
years of famine.
- This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to
do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.
- Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land
- And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty
shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the
- And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine
following; for it shall be very grievous.
- And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the
thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
- Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him
over the land of Egypt.
- Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take
up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.
- And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay
up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
- And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of
famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through
- And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his
- And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is,
a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
- And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this,
there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:
- Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people
be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
- And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of
And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried
before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man
lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife
Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over
all the land of Egypt.
And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt.
And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all
the land of Egypt.
And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.
And he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which were in the land
of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which
was round about every city, laid he up in the same.
And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left
numbering; for it was without number.
And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which
Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he,
hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.
And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to
be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were
And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said:
and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh
for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he
saith to you, do.
And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph opened all
the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in
the land of Egypt.
And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that
the famine was so sore in all lands.
- Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons,
Why do ye look one upon another?
- And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you
down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.
- And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.
- But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he
said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.
- And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the
famine was in the land of Canaan.
- And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all
the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves
before him with their faces to the earth.
- And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange
unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come
ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
- And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
- And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto
them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
- And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants
- We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.
- And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are
- And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in
the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father,
and one is not.
- And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye
- Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth
hence, except your youngest brother come hither.
- Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in
prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you:
or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.
- And he put them all together into ward three days.
- And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear
- If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your
prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:
- But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified,
and ye shall not die. And they did so.
- And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother,
in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would
not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.
- And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not
sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his
blood is required.
- And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by
- And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to them again,
and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their
- Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every
man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus
did he unto them.
- And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.
- And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn,
he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.
- And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even
in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one
to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?
- And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told
him all that befell unto them; saying,
- The man, who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us
for spies of the country.
- And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:
- We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest
is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
- And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know
that ye are true men; leave one of your brethren here with me, and take food
for the famine of your households, and be gone:
- And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are
no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and
ye shall traffick in the land.
- And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man's
bundle of money was in his sack: and when both they and their father saw the
bundles of money, they were afraid.
- And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children:
Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these
things are against me.
- And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring
him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.
- And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead,
and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go,
then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
- And the famine was sore in the land.
- And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought
out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.
- And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us,
saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.
- If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food:
- But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for the man said unto
us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.
- And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man
whether ye had yet a brother?
- And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred,
saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him
according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would
say, Bring your brother down?
- And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will
arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our
- I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring
him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for
- For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time.
- And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this;
take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man
a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and
- And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again
in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was
- Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:
- And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your
other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.
- And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand
and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
- And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house,
Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall dine with
me at noon.
- And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph's
- And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house;
and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the
first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall
upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.
- And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed
with him at the door of the house,
- And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:
- And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks,
and, behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in
full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.
- And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot
tell who put our money in our sacks.
- And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father,
hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon
out unto them.
- And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and
they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.
- And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard
that they should eat bread there.
- And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their
hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.
- And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the
old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?
- And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet
alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
- And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son,
and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said,
God be gracious unto thee, my son.
- And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brotheR: and he
sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.
- And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said,
Set on bread.
- And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for
the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians
might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the
- And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and
the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another.
- And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess
was five times so much as any of their's. And they drank, and were merry with
- And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks
with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in his sack's
- And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and
his corn money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
- As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their
- And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said
unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them,
say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?
- Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth?
ye have done evil in so doing.
- And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.
- And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid
that thy servants should do according to this thing:
- Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again
unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord's
house silver or gold?
- With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and we also
will be my lord's bondmen.
- And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom
it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.
- Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened
every man his sack.
- And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and
the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
- Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned
to the city.
- And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there:
and they fell before him on the ground.
- And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? wot ye
not that such a man as I can certainly divine?
- And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or
how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants:
behold, we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup
- And he said, God forbid that I should do so: but the man in whose hand
the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace
unto your father.
- Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I
pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against
thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.
- My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother?
- And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of
his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of
his mother, and his father loveth him.
- And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set
mine eyes upon him.
- And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should
leave his father, his father would die.
- And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother come down
with you, ye shall see my face no more.
- And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told
him the words of my lord.
- And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.
- And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then
will we go down: for we may not see the man's face, except our youngest brother
be with us.
- And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me two
- And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces;
and I saw him not since:
- And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring
down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
- Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not
with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;
- It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that
he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant
our father with sorrow to the grave.
- For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I
bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever.
- Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the lad a
bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren.
- For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure
I see the evil that shall come on my father.
To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he
gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.
- Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him;
and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with
him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.
- And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.
- And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live?
And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.
- And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they
came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
- Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me
hitheR: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
- For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are
five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
- And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and
to save your lives by a great deliverance.
- So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me
a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all
the land of Egypt.
- Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son
Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:
- And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto
me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, and
thy herds, and all that thou hast:
- And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine;
lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.
- And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it
is my mouth that speaketh unto you.
- And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye
have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.
- And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept
upon his neck.
- Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that
his brethren talked with him.
- And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren
are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
- And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your
beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;
- And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will
give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.
- Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of
Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and
- Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is your's.
- And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according
to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good
things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat for
his father by the way.
So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them,
See that ye fall not out by the way.
And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob
And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all
the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.
And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them:
and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit
of Jacob their father revived:
And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and
see him before I die.
I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee
up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.
- And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba,
and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.
- And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob,
Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
- And he said, I am God, the God of thy fatheR: fear not to go down into
Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:
And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob
their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which
Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the
land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him:
His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters,
and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.
And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt,
Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.
And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar,
and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.
And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah:
but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron
And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.
These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padanaram, with
his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty
And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi,
And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah
their sisteR: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.
These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and
these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.
The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.
And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which
Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and
Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls were
And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.
These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter,
and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.
All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins,
besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six;
And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: all
the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and
And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen;
and they came into the land of Goshen.
And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father,
to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept
on his neck a good while.
And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face,
because thou art yet alive.
And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father's house, I will
go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father's house,
which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me;
And the men are shepherds, for their trade hath been to feed cattle; and
they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.
And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say,
What is your occupation?
That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle from our
youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in
the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
- Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren,
and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of
the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.
- And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto
- And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said
unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.
- They said morever unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we come;
for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine is sore
in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell
in the land of Goshen.
- And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are
come unto thee:
- The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father
and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest
any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.
- And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and
Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
- And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?
- And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are
an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my
life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of
my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
- And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
- And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession
in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as
Pharaoh had commanded.
- And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's
household, with bread, according to their families.
- And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so
that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the
- And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt,
and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought
the money into Pharaoh's house.
- And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan,
all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should
we die in thy presence? for the money faileth.
- And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle,
if money fail.
- And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in
exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds,
and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that
- When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said
unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my
lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in the sight of
my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:
- Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us
and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh:
and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.
- And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians
sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land
- And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders
of Egypt even to the other end thereof.
- Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion
assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them:
wherefore they sold not their lands.
- Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and
your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.
- And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth
part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field,
and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your
- And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight
of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.
- And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh
should have the fifth part, except the land of the priests only, which became
- And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they
had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
- And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age
of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.
- And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph,
and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee,
thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I
pray thee, in Egypt:
- But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and
bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said.
- And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself
upon the bed's head.
- And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy
father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
- And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee:
and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
- And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the
land of Canaan, and blessed me,
- And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee,
and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to
thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.
- And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in
the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben
and Simeon, they shall be mine.
- And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall
be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.
- And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of
Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath:
and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem.
- And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?
- And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given
me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will
- Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And
he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.
- And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo,
God hath shewed me also thy seed.
- And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself
with his face to the earth.
- And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left
hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought
them near unto him.
- And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head,
who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands
wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
- And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and
Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,
- The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name
be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them
grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
- And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of
Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it
from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
- And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my fatheR: for this is the firstborn;
put thy right hand upon his head.
- And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also
shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother
shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
- And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying,
God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
- And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you,
and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.
- Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took
out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.
The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors
unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head
of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his
- And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that
I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
- Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto
Israel your father.
- Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength,
the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of poweR:
- Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy
father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.
- Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.
- O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour,
be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill
they digged down a wall.
- Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel:
I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
- Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in
the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.
- Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped
down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
- The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his
feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
- Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine;
he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
- His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
- Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven
of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.
- Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:
- And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed
his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.
- Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
- Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the
horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
- I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.
- Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.
- Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.
- Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.
- Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches
run over the wall:
- The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
- But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong
by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the
stone of Israel:)
- Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty,
who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep
that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey,
and at night he shall divide the spoil.
All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father
spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he
And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people:
bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in
the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite
for a possession of a buryingplace.
There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and
Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.
The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was from the
children of Heth.
And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his
feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.
And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house:
only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the
land of Goshen.
- And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.
- And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his fatheR: and the physicians embalmed Israel.
- And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of
those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and
- And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house
of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray
you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
- My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged
for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let
me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.
- And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee
- And Joseph went up to bury his fatheR: and with him went up all the servants
of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very
And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and
there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning
for his father seven days.
And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning
in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians:
wherefore the name of it was called Abelmizraim, which is beyond Jordan.
And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:
For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the
cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a
possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went
up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph
will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which
we did unto him.
And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before
he died, saying,
So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of
thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray
thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph
wept when they spake unto him.
And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said,
Behold, we be thy servants.
And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good,
to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And
he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph lived
an hundred and ten years.
And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the children
also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.
And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you,
and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to
Isaac, and to Jacob.
And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely
visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.
So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him,
and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.