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Contents

Genesis . . . . .
Exodus . . . . . .
Leviticus . . . . .
Numbers . . . . .
Deuteronomy . . .
Joshua . . . . . .
Judges . . . . . .
Ruth . . . . . . .
Kings I . . . . . .
Kings II . . . . .
Kings III . . . . .
Kings IV . . . . .
Chronicles I . . .
Chronicles II . . .
Ezra . . . . . . .
Nehemiah . . . .
Esther . . . . . .
Job . . . . . . .
Psalms . . . . . .
Proverbs . . . . .
Ecclesiastes . . . .
Song of Songs . . .
Esias . . . . . . .
Jeremias . . . . .
Lamentations . . .
Jezekiel . . . . .
Daniel . . . . . .
Osee . . . . . . .
Joel . . . . . . .
Amos . . . . . .
Obdias . . . . . .
Jonas . . . . . .
Michaeas . . . . .
Naum . . . . . .
Ambacum . . . .
Sophonias . . . .
Aggaeus . . . . .
Zacharias . . . .
Malachias . . . .
Tobit . . . . . .
Judith . . . . . .
Wisdom . . . . .
Sirach . . . . . .
Baruch . . . . . .
Epistle of Jeremy .
Prayer of Azarias .
Susanna . . . . .
Bel and the Dragon
I Maccabees . . .
II Maccabees . . .

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Translation of the Greek Septuagint into English by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton

Published in 1851, and now in the Public Domain.
If you find errors in the text, please report them so that we can correct them.
ISBN 978-1-5313-0209-2
PDF generated on 3 Jun 2016 from source files dated 29 Apr 2016
62f8f7cc-dcce-5317-a24f-ee09db21c76e

Genesis 1:1

1

GENESIS
In the beginning God made the heaven and
the earth. 2 But the earth was unsightly and
unfurnished, and darkness was over the deep,
and the Spirit of God moved over the water. 3 And
God said, Let there be light, and there was light.
4
And God saw the light that it was good, and
God divided between the light *and the darkness.
5
And God called the light Day, and the darkness
he called Night, and there was evening and there
was morning, the first day. 6 And God said, Let
there be a firmament in the midst of the water,
and let it be a division between water and water,
and it was so. 7 And God made the firmament, and
God divided between the water which was under
the firmament and the water which was above
the firmament. 8 And God called the firmament
Heaven, and God saw that it was good, and there
was evening and there was morning, the second
day. 9 And God said, Let the water which is under
the heaven be collected into one † place, and let
the dry land appear, and it was so. And the water
which was under the heaven was collected into
its places, ‡ and the dry land appeared. 10 And God
called the dry land Earth, and the § gatherings
of the waters he called Seas, and God saw that
it was good. 11 And God said, Let the earth bring
forth the herb of grass ** bearing seed according
to its kind †† and according to its likeness, and
the fruit-tree bearing fruit whose seed is in it,
according to its kind on the earth, and it was so.
12
And the earth brought forth the herb of grass
bearing seed according to its kind and according
to its likeness, and the fruit tree bearing fruit
whose seed is in it, according to its kind on the
earth, and God saw that it was good. 13 And there
was evening and there was morning, the third
day. 14 And God said, Let there be lights in the
firmament of the heaven ‡‡ to give light upon the
earth, to divide between day and night, and let
them be for signs and for seasons and for days
and for years. 15 And let them be for light in the
firmament of the heaven, so as to shine upon
the earth, and it was so. 16 And God made the
two great lights, the greater light for regulating
the day and the lesser light for regulating the
1

Genesis 1:31
night, the stars also. 17 And God placed them in
the firmament of the heaven, so as to shine upon
the earth, 18 and to regulate day and night, and
to divide between the light and the darkness.
And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was
evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
20
And God said, Let the waters bring forth reptiles
§§ having life, and winged creatures flying above
the earth in the firmament of heaven, and it was
so. 21 And God made great *** whales, and ††† every living reptile, which the waters brought forth
according to their kinds, and every creature that
flies with wings according to its kind, and God
saw that they were good. 22 And God blessed them
saying, Increase and multiply and fill the waters
in the seas, and let the creatures that fly be
multiplied on the earth. 23 And there was evening
and there was morning, the fifth day. 24 And
God said, Let the earth bring forth the living ‡‡‡
creature according to its kind, quadrupeds and
reptiles and wild beasts of the earth according
to their kind, and it was so. 25 And God made
the wild beasts of the earth according to their
kind, and cattle according to their kind, and all
the reptiles of the earth according to their kind,
and God saw that they were good. 26 And God
said, Let us make man according to our image
and likeness, and let them have dominion over
the fish of the sea, and over the flying creatures
of heaven, and over the cattle and all the earth,
and over all the reptiles that creep on the earth.
27
And God made man, according to the image of
God ✡ he made him, male and female he made
them. 28 And God blessed them, saying, Increase
and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it, and
have dominion over the fish of the seas and flying
creatures of heaven, and all the cattle and all the
earth, and all the reptiles that creep on the earth.
29
And God said, Behold I have given to you every
seed-bearing herb sowing seed which is upon all
the earth, and every tree which has in itself the
fruit of seed that is sown, to you it shall be for
food. 30 And to all the wild beasts of the earth,
and to all the flying creatures of heaven, and to
every reptile creeping on the earth, which has
in itself the §§§ breath of life, even every green
plant for food; and it was so. 31 And God saw all the
things that he had made, and, behold, they were

* 1:4 Gr. and between the darkness. Hebraism.
† 1:9 Gr. meeting ‡ 1:9 Gr. their meetings § 1:10 Gr. systems.
** 1:11
†† 1:11 Gr. λ Alex. + εἰς ὁμοιότητα.
‡‡ 1:14 Gr. for light or shining.
§§ 1:20 lit, of living souls *** 1:21 Or,
Gr. sowing.
††† 1:21 Gr. every soul of living reptiles.
‡‡‡ 1:24 Gr.
probably any large fish, or marine animals, whether cetaceous or not.
✡ 1:27 Mat 19.4
§§§ 1:30 Gr. soul.
soul.

Genesis 2:1

2

Genesis 3:8

very good. And there was evening and there was make for him a help §§ suitable to him. 19 And God
formed yet farther out of the earth all the wild
morning, the sixth day.
beasts of the field, and all the birds of the sky,
2
and he brought them to Adam, to see what he
1
And the heavens and the earth were finished, would call them, and whatever Adam called any
and the whole * world of them. 2 ✡ And God
*** that was the name of it. 20 And
finished on the sixth day his works which he living creature,
††† gave names to all the cattle and to all
made, and he ceased on the seventh day from Adam
all his works which he made. 3 And God blessed the birds of the sky, and to all the wild beasts of
the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it he the field, but for Adam there was not found a help
21
ceased from all his works which God † began to like to himself. And God brought a trance upon
do. 4 This is the book of the generation of heaven Adam, and he slept, and he took one of his ribs,
22
and earth, when ‡ they were made, in the day and filled up the flesh instead thereof. And God
‡‡‡ formed the rib which he took from Adam into
in which the Lord God made the heaven and the
23
earth, 5 and every herb of the field before it was a woman, and brought her to Adam. And Adam
on the earth, and all the grass of the field before said, This now is bone §§§ of my bones, and flesh
it sprang up, for God had not rained on the earth, of my flesh; she shall be called * woman, because
24
and there was not a man to cultivate it. 6 But there she was taken out † of her husband. Therefore
rose a fountain out of the earth, and watered the shall a‡ man leave his father and his mother and
whole face of the earth. 7 And God formed the shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be
man of dust of the earth, and breathed upon his one flesh.
face the breath of life, ✡ and the man became a
3
living soul. 8 And God planted a garden eastward
1
And the two were naked, both Adam and his
in Edem, and placed there the man whom he wife, and were not ashamed. Now the serpent
had formed. 9 And God made to spring up also was the most crafty of all the brutes on the earth,
out of the earth every tree beautiful § to the eye which the Lord God made, and the serpent said to
and good for food, and the tree of life in the the woman, Wherefore has God said, Eat not of
midst of the garden, and the tree of learning ** every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said
the knowledge of good and evil. 10 And a river to the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees
proceeds out of Edem to water the garden, thence of the garden, 3 but of the fruit of the tree which
it divides itself into four heads. 11 The name of the is in the midst of the garden, God said, Ye shall
one, Phisom, this it is which encircles the whole not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
land of Evilat, where there is gold. 12 And the gold 4
And the serpent said to the woman, * Ye shall not
of that land is good, there also is carbuncle and
surely die. 5 For God knew that in whatever day ye
emerald. 13 And the name of the second river is
Geon, this it is which encircles the whole land of should eat of it your eyes would be opened,6 and
Ethiopia. 14 And the third river is Tigris, this is ye would be as gods, knowing good and evil. And
that which flows forth over against the Assyrians. the woman saw that the tree was good for food,
And the fourth river is Euphrates. 15 And the Lord and that it was pleasant to the eyes to look upon
God took the man whom he had formed, and and beautiful to contemplate, and having taken
placed him in the garden of Delight, to cultivate of its fruit she ate, and she gave to her husband
and keep it. 16 And the Lord God gave a charge also with her, and they ate. 7 And the eyes of both
to Adam, saying, Of every tree which is in the were opened, and they perceived that they were
garden thou †† mayest freely eat, 17 but of the tree naked, and they sewed fig leaves together, and
of the knowledge of good and evil—of it ye shall made themselves aprons to go round them. 8 And
not eat, but in whatsoever day ye eat of it, ye they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in
shall ‡‡ surely die. 18 And the Lord God said, It the garden in the afternoon; and both Adam and
is not good that the man should be alone, let us his wife hid themselves from the face of the Lord
* 2:1 Or, order. See John 1. 10.
✡ 2:2 Heb 4. 4.
† 2:3 Or, made in the beginning. See Acts 1. 1.
‡ 2:4 Or, it took place.
✡ 2:7 1 Cor 15. 45.
§ 2:9 Gr. for sight.
** 2:9 Or, that which is to be known. Comp. Rom 1. 19.
†† 2:16 Or, eat for food.
‡‡ 2:17 Or, die by death.
§§ 2:18 Gr. according to him.
*** 2:19 Gr. soul.
††† 2:20 Gr. called.
‡‡‡ 2:22 Gr. built.
§§§ 2:23 Or, out of. See the force of ἐκ in Eph 5. 30.
* 2:23 Or, wife.
† 2:23 In the Heb. the reason of the name appears. She
‡ 2:24 Gr. be cemented. Mat 19. 5.
* 3:4 Gr. ye shall not die by death.
shall be called Issha because she was taken out of Ish.

Genesis 3:9

3

God in the midst of the trees of the garden. 9 And
the Lord God called Adam and said to him, Adam,
where art thou? 10 And he said to him, I heard
† thy voice as thou walkedst in the garden, and
I feared because I ‡ was naked and I hid myself.
11
And God said to him, Who told thee that thou
wast naked, unless thou hast eaten of the tree
concerning which I charged thee of it alone not
to eat? 12 And Adam said, The woman whom thou
gavest to be with me—she gave me of the tree
and I ate. 13 And the Lord God said to the woman,
Why hast thou done this? And the woman said,
The serpent deceived me and I ate. 14 And the
Lord God said to the serpent, Because thou hast
done this thou art cursed above all cattle and all
the brutes of the earth, on thy breast and belly
thou shalt go, and thou shalt eat earth all the
days of thy life. 15 And I will put enmity between
thee and the woman and between thy seed and
her seed, he shalt § watch against thy head, and
thou shalt ** watch against his heel. 16 And to
the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy
pains and thy groanings; in pain thou shalt bring
forth children, and thy submission †† shall be to
thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. 17 And
to Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened
to the voice of thy wife, and eaten of the tree
concerning which I charged thee of it only not to
eat—of that thou hast eaten, cursed is the ground
in thy labours, in pain shalt thou eat of it all the
days of thy life. 18 Thorns and thistles shall it bring
forth to thee, and thou shalt eat the herb of the
field. 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat thy
bread until thou return to the earth out of which
thou wast taken, for earth thou art and to earth
thou shalt return. 20 And Adam called the name of
his wife ‡‡ Life, because she was the mother of all
living. 21 And the Lord God made for Adam and his
wife garments of skin, and clothed them. 22 And §§
God said, Behold, Adam is become as one of us, to
know good and evil, and now lest at any time he
stretch forth his hand, and take of the tree of life
and eat, and so he shall live forever— 23 So the Lord
God sent him forth out of the garden of Delight to
cultivate the ground out of which he was taken.
24
And he cast out Adam and caused him to dwell
over against the garden of Delight, and stationed
the cherubs and the fiery sword that turns about
to keep the way of the tree of life.

4

Genesis 4:18

And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and brought forth Cain and said, I have
gained a man through God. 2 And she again bore
his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep,
but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3 And it was so
* after some time that Cain brought of the fruits
of the earth a sacrifice to the Lord. 4 And Abel
† also brought of the first born of his sheep and
of his fatlings, and God looked upon Abel and
his gifts, 5 but Cain and his sacrifices he regarded
not, and Cain was exceedingly sorrowful and his
countenance fell. 6 And the Lord God said to
Cain, Why art thou become very sorrowful and
why is thy countenance fallen? 7 Hast thou not
sinned if thou hast brought it rightly, but not
rightly divided it? be still, to thee shall be his
submission, and thou shalt rule over him. 8 And
Cain said to Abel his brother, Let us go out into
the plain; and it came to pass that when they
were in the plain Cain rose up against Abel his
brother, and slew him. 9 And the Lord God said
to Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? and he said,
I know not, am I my brother's keeper? 10 And
the Lord said, What hast thou done? the voice
of thy brother's blood cries to me out of the
ground. 11 And now thou art cursed from the
earth which has opened her mouth to receive
thy brother's blood from thy hand. 12 When thou
tillest the earth, then it shall not continue to
give its strength to thee: thou shalt be groaning
and trembling on the earth. 13 And Cain said to
the Lord God, My crime is too great for me to
be forgiven. 14 If thou castest me out this day
from the face of the earth, ‡ and I shall be hidden
from thy presence, and I shall be groaning and
trembling upon the earth, then it will be that
any one that finds me shall slay me. 15 And the
Lord God said to him, Not so, any one that slays
Cain shall § suffer seven-fold vengeance; and the
Lord God set a mark upon Cain that no one that
found him might slay him. 16 So Cain went forth
from the presence of God and dwelt in the land
of Nod over against Edem. 17 And Cain knew his
wife, and having conceived she bore Enoch; and
he ** built a city; and he named the city after
the name of his son, Enoch. 18 And to Enoch
was born Gaidad; and Gaidad begot Maleleel; and
1

† 3:10 Or, the sound of thee walking. ‡ 3:10 Gr. am. § 3:15 Gr. keep. Other readings of the passage are πλήξει and πλήξεις and
** 3:15 Gr. keep. Other readings of the passage are πλήξει and πλήξεις and τειρήσει
τειρήσει and τειρήσεις. See Parkhurst in ‫‏שֵׁ נִ י‬
and τειρήσεις. See Parkhurst in ‫ †† ‏שֵׁ נִ י‬3:16 Gr. turning. ‡‡ 3:20 Gr. Zoe. §§ 3:22 Alex. + the Lord. * 4:3 Gr. after days.
† 4:4 Gr. he also.
‡ 4:14 Or, then shall I be.
§ 4:15 Gr. pay seven penalties.
** 4:17 Or, was building.

Genesis 4:19

4

Maleleel begot Mathusala; and Mathusala begot
Lamech. 19 And Lamech took to himself two wives;
the name of the one was Ada, and the name of
the second Sella. 20 And Ada bore Jobel; he was
the father of those that dwell in tents, feeding
cattle. 21 And the name of his brother was Jubal;
he it was who †† invented the psaltery and harp.
22
And Sella ‡‡ also bore Thobel; he was a smith,
a manufacturer both of brass and iron; and the
sister of Thobel was Noema. 23 And Lamech said to
his wives, Ada and Sella, Hear my voice, ye wives
of Lamech, consider my words, because I have
slain a man to my §§ sorrow and a youth to my
*** grief. 24 Because vengeance has been exacted
seven times on Cain's behalf, on Lamech's it shall
be seventy times seven. 25 And Adam knew Eve
his wife, and she conceived and bore a son, and
called his name Seth, saying, For God has raised
up to me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain
slew. 26 And Seth had a son, and he called his name
Enos: he ††† hoped to call on the name of the Lord
God.

5

This is the genealogy * of men in the day in
which God made Adam; in the image of God he
made him: 2 male and female he made them, and
blessed them; and he called † his name Adam,
in the day in which he made them. 3 And Adam
lived two hundred and thirty years, and begot a
son after his own form, and after his own image,
and he called his name Seth. 4 And the days of
Adam, which he lived after his begetting Seth,
were seven hundred years; and he begot sons and
daughters. 5 And all the days of Adam which he
lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and
he died. 6 Now Seth lived two hundred and five
years, and begot Enos. 7 And Seth lived after his
begetting Enos, seven hundred and seven years,
and he begot sons and daughters. 8 And all the
days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years,
and he died. 9 And Enos lived an hundred and
ninety years, and begot Cainan. 10 And Enos lived
after his begetting Cainan, seven hundred and
fifteen years, and he begot sons and daughters.
11
And all the days of Enos were nine hundred
and five years, and he died. 12 And Cainan lived
an hundred and seventy years, and he begot
Maleleel. 13 And Cainan lived after his begetting
Maleleel, seven hundred and forty years, and he
1

Genesis 6:3

begot sons and daughters. 14 And all the days of
Cainan were nine hundred and ten years, and he
died. 15 And Maleleel lived an hundred and sixty
and five years, and he begot Jared. 16 And Maleleel
lived after his begetting Jared, seven hundred
and thirty years, and he begot sons and daughters. 17 And all the days of Maleleel were eight
hundred and ninety and five years, and he died.
18
And Jared lived an hundred and sixty and two
years, and begot Enoch: 19 and Jared lived after
his begetting Enoch, eight hundred years, and
he begot sons and daughters. 20 And all the days
of Jared were nine hundred and sixty and two
years, and he died. 21 And Enoch lived an hundred
and sixty and five years, and begat Mathusala.
22
And Enoch was well-pleasing to God after his
begetting Mathusala, two hundred years, and he
begot sons and daughters. 23 And all the days
of Enoch were three hundred and sixty and five
years. 24 And Enoch was well-pleasing to God,
and was not found, because God translated him.
25
And Mathusala lived ‡ an hundred and sixty and
seven years, and begot Lamech. 26 And Mathusala
lived after his begetting Lamech § eight hundred
and two years, and begot sons and daughters.
27
And all the days of Mathusala which he lived,
were nine hundred and sixty and nine years, and
he died. 28 And Lamech lived an hundred and
eighty and eight years, and begot a son. 29 And he
called his name Noe, saying, This one will cause
us to cease from our works, and from the toils of
our hands, and from the earth, which the Lord
God has cursed. 30 And Lamech lived after his
begetting Noe, five hundred and sixty and five
years, and begot sons and daughters. 31 And all the
days of Lamech were seven hundred and fiftythree years, and he died.

6

And Noe was five hundred years old, and he
begot three sons, Sem, * Cham, and Japheth. And
it came to pass when men began to be numerous
upon the earth, and daughters were born to
them, 2 that the † sons of God having seen the
daughters of men that they were beautiful, took
to themselves wives of all whom they chose. 3 And
the Lord God said, My Spirit shall certainly not
remain among these men for ever, because they
are flesh, but their days shall be an hundred and
1

†† 4:21 Gr. made known.
‡‡ 4:22 Gr. she also.
§§ 4:23 Gr. wound.
*** 4:23 Gr. hurt.
††† 4:26 Or, trusted, q.d. had
*
†
‡
§
* 6:1 Alex.
faith to call &c.
5:1 Gr. book of generation.
5:2 Alex. their.
5:25 Alex 187 years.
5:26 Alex 782.
†
Chaph.
6:2 Alex. angels of God.

Genesis 6:4

5

twenty years. 4 Now the giants were upon the
earth in those days; and after that when the sons
of God were wont to go in to the daughters of
men, they bore children to them, those were the
giants of old, the men of renown. 5 And the Lord
God, having seen that the wicked actions of men
were multiplied upon the earth, and that every
one in his heart was intently brooding over evil
continually, 6 then God laid it to heart that he
had made man upon the earth, and he pondered
it deeply. 7 And God said, I will blot out man
whom I have made from the face of the earth,
even man with cattle, and reptiles with flying
creatures of the sky, for I am ‡ grieved that I have
made them. 8 But Noe found grace before the Lord
God. 9 And these are the generations of Noe. Noe
was a just man; being perfect in his generation,
Noe was well-pleasing to God. 10 And Noe begot
three sons, Sem, § Cham, Japheth. 11 But the earth
was corrupted before God, and the earth was
filled with iniquity. 12 And the Lord God saw the
earth, and it was corrupted; because all flesh had
corrupted its way upon the earth. 13 And the Lord
God said to Noe, ** A period of all men is come
before me; because the earth has been filled with
iniquity by them, and, behold, I destroy them and
the earth. 14 Make therefore for thyself an ark
of square timber; thou shalt make the ark in ††
compartments, and thou shalt pitch it within and
without with pitch. 15 And thus shalt thou make
the ark; three hundred cubits the length of the
ark, and fifty cubits the breadth, and thirty cubits
the height of it. 16 Thou shalt narrow the ark in
making it, and in a cubit above thou shalt finish
it, and the door of the ark thou shalt make ‡‡ on
the side; with lower, second, and third stories
thou shalt make it. 17 And behold I bring a §§
flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh
in which is the breath of life under heaven, and
whatsoever things are upon the earth shall die.
18
And I will establish my covenant with thee, and
thou shalt enter into the ark, and thy sons and
thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee. 19 And of
all cattle and of all reptiles and of all wild beasts,
even of all flesh, thou shalt bring by *** pairs of
all, into the ark, that thou mayest feed them with
thyself: male and female they shall be. 20 Of all
winged birds after their kind, and of all cattle

Genesis 7:16
after their kind, and of all reptiles creeping upon
the earth after their kind, pairs of all shall come
in to thee, male and female to be fed with thee.
21
And thou shalt take to thyself of all kinds of
food which ye eat, and thou shalt gather them to
thyself, and it shall be for thee and them to eat.
22
And Noe did all things whatever the Lord God
commanded him, so did he.

7

And the Lord God said to Noe, Enter thou and
all thy * family into the ark, for thee have I seen
righteous before me in this generation. 2 And of
the clean cattle take in to thee sevens, male and
female, and of the unclean cattle pairs male and
female. 3 And of clean flying creatures of the sky
sevens, male and female, and of all unclean flying
creatures pairs, male and female, to maintain
seed on all the earth. 4 For yet seven days having
passed I bring rain upon the earth forty days and
forty nights, and I will blot out every offspring
which I have made from the face of all the earth.
5
And Noe did all things whatever the Lord God
commanded him. 6 And Noe was six hundred
years old when the flood of water was upon the
earth. 7 And then went in Noe and his sons and his
wife, and his sons' wives with him into the ark,
because of the water of the flood. 8 And of clean
flying creatures and of unclean flying creatures,
and of clean cattle and of unclean cattle, and
of all things that creep upon the earth, 9 pairs
went in to Noe into the ark, male and female,
as God commanded Noe. 10 And it came to pass
after the seven days that the water of the flood
came upon the earth. 11 In the six hundredth year
of the life of Noe, in the second month, on the
twenty-seventh day of the month, on this day all
the fountains of the abyss were broken up, and
the † flood-gates of heaven were opened. 12 And
the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty
nights. 13 On that very day entered Noe, Sem,
Cham, Japheth, the sons of Noe, and the wife of
Noe, and the three wives of his sons with him
into the ark. 14 And all the wild beasts after their
kind, and all cattle after their kind, and every
reptile moving itself on the earth after its kind,
and every flying bird after its kind, 15 went in to
Noe into the ark, pairs, male and female of all
flesh in which is the breath of life. 16 And they
that entered went in male and female of all flesh,
1

‡ 6:7 Gr. I have thought or reasoned. Alex. ἐθμώθην. I became angry.
§ 6:10 Alex. Chaph.
** 6:13 Gr. The time of every
††
‡‡
§§
***
* 7:1 Gr. house.
man.
6:14 Gr. nests.
6:16 out of the side.
6:17 Gr. flood, water.
6:19 Gr. two, two.
† 7:11 Or, bars, or, cataracts.

Genesis 7:17

6

as God commanded Noe, and the Lord God shut
the ark outside of him. 17 And the flood was upon
the earth forty days and forty nights, and the
water abounded greatly and bore up the ark, and
it was lifted on high from off the earth. 18 And the
water prevailed and abounded exceedingly upon
the earth, and the ark was borne upon the water.
19
And the water prevailed exceedingly upon the
earth, and covered all the high mountains which
were under heaven. 20 Fifteen cubits upwards
was the water raised, and it covered all the high
mountains. 21 And there died all flesh that moved
upon the earth, of flying creatures and cattle, and
of wild beasts, and every reptile moving upon the
earth, and every man. 22 And all things which
have the breath of life, and whatever was on
the dry land, died. 23 And God blotted out every
offspring which was upon the face of the earth,
both man and beast, and reptiles, and birds of the
sky, and they were blotted out from the earth,
and Noe was left alone, and those with him in the
ark. 24 And the water was raised over the earth an
hundred and fifty days.

8

And God remembered Noe, and all the wild
beasts, and all the cattle, and all the birds, and
all the reptiles that creep, as many as were with
him in the ark, and God brought a wind upon the
earth, and the water stayed. 2 And the fountains
of the deep were closed up, and the flood-gates of
heaven, and the rain from heaven was withheld.
3
And the water subsided, and went off the earth,
and after an hundred and fifty days the water
was diminished, and the ark rested in the seventh
month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month,
on the mountains of Ararat. 4 And the water
continued to decrease until the tenth month.
5
And in the tenth month, on the first day of the
month, the heads of the mountains were seen.
6
And it came to pass after forty days Noe opened
the window of the ark which he had made. 7 And
he sent forth * a raven; † and it went forth and
returned not until the water was dried from off
the earth. 8 And he sent ‡ a dove after it to see if
the water had ceased from off the earth. 9 And the
dove not having found rest for her feet, returned
to him into the ark, because the water was on all
the face of the earth, and he stretched out his
hand and took her, and brought her to himself
into the ark. 10 And having waited yet seven other
days, he again sent forth the dove from the ark.
1

* 8:7 Gr. the raven.
of grass.

Genesis 9:5

And the dove returned to him in the evening,
and had a leaf of olive, a sprig in her mouth;
and Noe knew that the water had ceased from off
the earth. 12 And having waited yet seven other
days, he again sent forth the dove, and she did
not return to him again any more. 13 And it came
to pass in the six hundred and first year of the
life of Noe, in the first month, on the first day
of the month, the water subsided from off the
earth, and Noe opened the covering of the ark
which he had made, and he saw that the water
had subsided from the face of the earth. 14 And
in the second month the earth was dried, on the
twenty-seventh day of the month. 15 And the Lord
God spoke to Noe, saying, 16 Come out from the
ark, thou and thy wife and thy sons, and thy
sons' wives with thee. 17 And all the wild beasts
as many as are with thee, and all flesh both of
birds and beasts, and every reptile moving upon
the earth, bring forth with thee: and increase ye
and multiply upon the earth. 18 And Noe came
forth, and his wife and his sons, and his sons'
wives with him. 19 And all the wild beasts and
all the cattle and every bird, and every reptile
creeping upon the earth after their kind, came
forth out of the ark. 20 And Noe built an altar to the
Lord, and took of all clean beasts, and of all clean
birds, and offered a whole burnt-offering upon
the altar. 21 And the Lord God smelled a smell of
sweetness, and the Lord God having considered,
said, I will not any more curse the earth, because
of the works of men, because the imagination of
man is intently bent upon evil things from his
youth, I will not therefore any more smite all
living flesh as I have done. 22 All the days of the
earth, seed and harvest, cold and heat, summer
and spring, shall not cease by day or night.
11

9

And God blessed Noe and his sons, and said
to them, Increase and multiply, and fill the earth
and have dominion over it. 2 And the dread and
the fear of you shall be upon all the wild beasts
of the earth, on all the birds of the sky, and on
all things moving upon the earth, and upon all
the fishes of the sea, I have placed them under
your * power. 3 And every reptile which is living
shall be to you for meat, I have given all things
to you as the † green herbs. 4 But flesh with
blood of life ye shall not eat. 5 For your blood of
your lives will I require at the hand of all wild

† 8:7 Alex. + to see if the water had ceased.

1

‡ 8:8 Gr. the dove.

* 9:2 Gr. hands.

† 9:3 Gr. herbs

Genesis 9:6

7

Genesis 10:24

beasts, and I will require the life of man at the
hand of his brother man. 6 He that sheds man's
blood, instead of that blood shall his own be shed,
for in the image of God I made man. 7 But do
ye increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and
have dominion over it. 8 And God spoke to Noe,
and to his sons with him, saying, 9 And behold I
establish my covenant with you, and with your
seed after you, 10 and with every ‡ living creature
with you, of birds and of beasts, and with all the
wild beasts of the earth, as many as are with
you, of all that come out of the ark. 11 And I
will establish my covenant with you and all flesh
shall not any more die by the water of the flood,
and there shall no more be a flood of water to
destroy all the earth. 12 And the Lord God said
to Noe, This is the sign of the covenant which
I set between me and you, and between every
living creature which is with you for perpetual
generations. 13 I set my bow in the cloud, and it
shall be for a sign of covenant between me and
the earth. 14 And it shall be when I gather clouds
upon the earth, that my bow shall be seen in
the cloud. 15 And I will remember my covenant,
which is between me and you, and between every
living soul in all flesh, and there shall no longer
be water for a deluge, so as to blot out all flesh.
16
And my bow shall be in the cloud, and I will look
to remember the everlasting covenant between
me and the earth, and between every living soul in
all flesh, which is upon the earth. 17 And God said
to Noe, This is the sign of the covenant, which
I have made between me § and all flesh, which
is upon the earth. 18 Now the sons of Noe which
came out of the ark, were Sem, Cham, Japheth.
And Cham was father of Chanaan. 19 These three
are the sons of Noe, of these were men scattered
over all the earth. 20 And Noe began to be a
husbandman, and he planted a vineyard. 21 And
he drank of the wine, and was drunk, and was
naked in his house. 22 And Cham the father of
Chanaan saw the nakedness of his father, and
he went out and told his two brothers without.
23
And Sem and Japheth having taken a garment,
put it on both their backs and went backwards,
and covered the nakedness of their father; and
their face was backward, and they saw not the
nakedness of their father. 24 And Noe recovered
from the wine, and knew all that his younger
son had done to him. 25 And he said, Cursed be
the servant Chanaan, a slave shall he be to his
brethren. 26 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God

of Sem, and Chanaan shall be his bond-servant.
27
May God make room for Japheth, and let him
dwell in the habitations of Sem, and let Chanaan
be his servant. 28 And Noe lived after the flood
three hundred and fifty years. 29 And all the days
of Noe were nine hundred and fifty years, and he
died.

‡ 9:10 Gr. living soul.

§ 9:17 Gr. and between.

10

Now these are the generations of the sons of
Noe, Sem, Cham, Japheth; and sons were born
to them after the flood. 2 The sons of Japheth,
Gamer, and Magog, and Madoi, and Jovan, and
Elisa, and Thobel, and Mosoch, and Thiras. 3 And
the sons of Gamer, Aschanaz, and Riphath, and
Thorgama. 4 And the sons of Jovan, Elisa, and
Tharseis, Cetians, Rhodians. 5 From these were
the islands of the Gentiles divided in their land,
each according to his tongue, in their tribes and
in their nations. 6 And the sons of Cham, Chus,
and Mesrain, Phud, and Chanaan. 7 And the
sons of Chus, Saba, and Evila, and Sabatha, and
Rhegma, and Sabathaca. And the sons of Rhegma,
Saba, and Dadan. 8 And Chus begot Nebrod: he
began to be a giant upon the earth. 9 He was a
giant hunter before the Lord God; therefore they
say, As Nebrod the giant hunter before the Lord.
10
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babylon,
and Orech, and Archad, and Chalanne, in the
land of Senaar. 11 Out of that land came Assur,
and built Ninevi, and the city Rhooboth, and
Chalach, 12 and Dase between Ninevi and Chalach:
this is the great city. 13 And Mesrain begot the
Ludiim, and the Nephthalim, and the Enemetiim,
and the Labiim, 14 and the Patrosoniim, and the
Chasmoniim (whence came forth Phylistiim) and
the Gaphthoriim. 15 And Chanaan begot Sidon his
first-born, and the Chettite, 16 and the Jebusite,
and the Amorite, and the Girgashite, 17 and the
Evite, and the Arukite, and the Asennite, 18 and
the Aradian, and the Samarean, and the Amathite; and after this the tribes of the Chananites
were dispersed. 19 And the boundaries of the
Chananites were from Sidon till one comes to
Gerara and Gaza, till one comes to Sodom and
Gomorrha, Adama and Seboim, as far as Dasa.
20
There were the sons of Cham in their tribes
according to their tongues, in their countries,
and in their nations. 21 And to Sem himself also
were children born, the father of all the sons of
Heber, the brother of Japheth the elder. 22 Sons
of Sem, Elam, and Assur, and Arphaxad, and Lud,
and Aram, and Cainan. 23 And sons of Aram, Uz,
and Ul, and Gater, and Mosoch. 24 And Arphaxad
1

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8

begot Cainan, and Cainan begot Sala. And Sala
begot Heber. 25 And to Heber were born two
sons, the name of the one, Phaleg, because in his
days the earth was divided, and the name of his
brother Jektan. 26 And Jektan begot Elmodad, and
Saleth, and Sarmoth, and Jarach, 27 and Odorrha,
and Aibel, and Decla, 28 Eval, and Abimael, and
Saba, 29 and Uphir, and Evila, and Jobab, all these
were the sons of Jektan. 30 And their dwelling
was from Masse, till one comes to Saphera, a
mountain of the east. 31 These were the sons of
Sem in their tribes, according to their tongues, in
their countries, and in their nations. 32 These are
the tribes of the sons of Noe, according to their
generations, according to their nations: of them
were * the islands of the Gentiles scattered over
the earth after the flood.

11

And all the earth was one lip, and there was
one language to all. 2 And it came to pass as they
moved from the east, they found a plain in the
land of Senaar, and they dwelt there. 3 And a man
said to his neighbour, Come, let us make bricks
and bake them with fire. And the brick was to
them for stone, and their mortar was bitumen.
4
And they said, Come, let us build to ourselves a
city and tower, whose top shall be to heaven, and
let us make to ourselves a name, before we are
scattered abroad upon the face of all the earth.
5
And the Lord came down to see the city and
the tower, which the sons of men built. 6 And
the Lord said, Behold, there is one race, and one
lip of all, and they have begun to do this, and
now nothing shall fail from them of all that they
may have undertaken to do. 7 Come, and having
gone down let us there confound their tongue,
that they may not understand each the voice of
his neighbour. 8 And the Lord scattered them
thence over the face of all the earth, and they
left off building the city and the tower. 9 On this
account its name was called Confusion, because
there the Lord confounded the languages of all
the earth, and thence the Lord scattered them
upon the face of all the earth. 10 And these are
the generations of Sem: and Sem was a hundred
years old when he begot Arphaxad, the second
year after the flood. 11 And Sem lived, after
he had begotten Arphaxad, five hundred years,
and begot sons and daughters, and died. 12 And
Arphaxad lived a hundred and thirty-five years,
1

Genesis 11:32
and begot Cainan. 13 And Arphaxad lived after
he had begotten Cainan, * four hundred years,
and begot sons and daughters, and died. And
Cainan lived a hundred and thirty years and begot Sala; and Canaan lived after he had begotten
Sala, three hundred and thirty years, and begot
sons and daughters, and died. 14 And Sala lived
an hundred and thirty years, and begot Heber.
15
And Sala lived after he had begotten Heber,
three hundred and thirty years, and begot sons
and daughters, and died. 16 And Heber lived an
hundred and thirty-four years, and begot Phaleg.
17
And Heber lived after he had begotten Phaleg †
two hundred and seventy years, and begot sons
and daughters, and died. 18 And Phaleg lived
and hundred and thirty years, and begot Ragau.
19
And Phaleg lived after he had begotten Ragau,
two hundred and nine years, and begot sons
and daughters, and died. 20 And Ragau lived and
hundred thirty and two years, and begot Seruch.
21
And Raau lived after he had begotten Seruch,
two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and
daughters, and died. 22 And Seruch lived a hundred and thirty years, and begot Nachor. 23 And
Seruch lived after he had begotten Nachor, two
hundred years, and begot sons and daughters,
and died. 24 And Nachor lived ‡ a hundred and
seventy-nine years, and begot Tharrha. 25 And
Nachor lived after he had begotten Tharrha, § an
hundred and twenty-five years, and begot sons
and daughters, and he died. 26 And Tharrha lived
seventy years, and begot Abram, and Nachor,
and Arrhan. 27 And these are the generations of
Tharrha. Tharrha begot Abram and Nachor, and
Arrhan; and Arrhan begot Lot. 28 And Arrhan
died in the presence of Tharrha his father, in
the land in which he was born, in the country
of the Chaldees. 29 And Abram and Nachor took
to themselves wives, the name of the wife of
Abram was Sara, ** and the name of the wife
of Nachor, Malcha, daughter of Arrhan, and he
was the father of Malcha, the father of Jescha.
30
And Sara was barren, and did not bear children.
31
And Tharrha took Abram his son, and Lot the
son Arrhan, the son of his son, and Sara his
daughter-in-law, the wife of Abram his son, and
led them forth out of the land of the Chaldees,
to go into the land of Chanaan, and they came
as far as Charrhan, and he dwelt there. 32 And all
the days of Tharrha in the land of Charrhan were

* 10:32 Or, simply Gentiles
* 11:13 Alex 430 years.
† 11:17 Alex 370 years.
‡ 11:24 Alex 79 years.
** 11:29 There seems to be no note of the date of Abram's marriage with Sara.
years.

§ 11:25 Alex 129

Genesis 12:1

9

Genesis 13:14

two hundred and five years, and Tharrha died in and severe afflictions, and his house, because of
Sara, Abram's wife. 18 And Pharao having called
Charrhan.
Abram, said, What is this thou hast done to me,
that thou didst not tell me that she was thy wife?
12
1
And the Lord said to Abram, Go forth out of 19 Wherefore didst thou say, She is my sister?
thy land and out of thy kindred, and out of the and I took her for a wife to myself; and now,
house of thy father, and come into the land which behold, thy wife is before thee, take her and
I will shew thee. 2 And I will make thee a great go quickly away. 20 And Pharao gave charge to
nation, and I will bless thee and magnify thy men concerning Abram, to join in sending him
name, and thou shalt be blessed. 3 And I will bless forward, and his wife, and all that he had. †
those that bless thee, and curse those that curse
thee, and in thee shall all the tribes of the earth
13
be blessed. 4 And Abram went as the Lord spoke
1
And
Abram
went
up
out of Egypt, he and his
to him, and Lot departed with him, and Abram
wife,
and
all
that
he
had,
and Lot with him, into
was seventy-five years old, when he went out of
2
the
wilderness.
And
Abram
was very rich in
5
Charrhan. And Abram took Sara his wife, and Lot
3
cattle,
and
silver,
and
gold.
And he went to
the son of his brother, and all their possessions,
as many as they had got, and every soul which the place whence he came, into the wilderness
they had got in Charrhan, and they went forth as far as Baethel, as far as the place where his
4
to go into the land of Chanaan. * 6 And Abram tent was before, between Baethel and Aggai, to
traversed the land lengthwise as far as the place the place of the altar, * which he built there at
Abram there called on the name of the
Sychem, to the high oak, and the Chananites then first, and
5
Lord.
And
Lot who went out with Abram had
7
inhabited the land. And the Lord appeared to
sheep, and oxen, † and tents. 6 And the land was
Abram, and said to him, I will give this land to thy
not large enough for them to live together, beseed. And Abram built an altar there to the Lord
8
who appeared to him. And he departed thence cause their possessions were great; and the land
not large enough for them to live together.
to the mountain eastward of Baethel, and there was
7
he pitched his tent in Baethel near the sea, and And there was a strife between the herdmen of
Aggai toward the east, and there he built an altar Abram's cattle, and the herdmen of Lot's cattle,
and the Chananites and the Pherezites then into the Lord, and called on the name of the Lord. habited the land. 8 And Abram said to Lot, Let
9
And Abram departed and went and encamped in there not be a strife between me and thee, and
the wilderness. 10 And there was a famine in the between my herdmen and thy herdmen, for we
land, and Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn are ‡ brethren. 9 Lo! is not the whole land before
there, because the famine prevailed in the land. thee? Separate thyself from me; if thou goest
11
And it came to pass when Abram drew nigh to to the left, I will go to the right, and if thou
enter into Egypt, Abram said to Sara his wife, I goest to the right, I will go to the left. 10 And Lot
know that thou art a fair woman. 12 It shall come having lifted up his eyes, observed all the country
to pass then that when the Egyptians shall see round about Jordan, that it was all watered,
thee, they shall say, This is his wife, and they before God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrha, as
shall slay me, but they shall save thee alive. 13 Say, the garden of the Lord, and as the land of Egypt,
therefore, I am his sister, that it may be well until thou come to Zogora. 11 And Lot chose for
with me on account of thee, and my soul shall himself all the country round Jordan, and Lot
live because of thee. 14 And it came to pass when went from the east, and they were separated
Abram entered into Egypt—the Egyptians having each from his brother. And Abram dwelt in the
seen his wife that she was very beautiful— 15 that land of Chanaan. 12 And Lot dwelt in a city of
the princes of Pharao saw her, and praised her to the neighbouring people, and pitched his tent in
Pharao and brought her into the house of Pharao. Sodom. 13 But the men of Sodom were evil, and
14
16
And they treated Abram well on her account, exceedingly sinful before God. And God said to
and he had sheep, and calves, and asses, and men- Abram after Lot was separated from him, Look up
servants, and women-servants, and mules, and with thine eyes, and behold from the place where
camels. 17 And God afflicted Pharao with great thou now art northward and southward, and
* 12:5 Alex. + and came into the land of Chanaan. So the Heb.
† 12:20 Alex. + and Lot with him.
† 13:5 Alex. cattle.
‡ 13:8 Gr. men, brethren.
or pitched his tent.

* 13:4 Alex. where he made

Genesis 13:15

10

eastward and seaward; 15 for all the land which
thou seest, I will give it to thee and to thy seed
for ever. 16 And I will make thy seed like the § dust
of the earth; if any one is able to number the dust
of the earth, then shall thy seed be numbered.
17
Arise and traverse the land, both in the length
of it and in the breadth; for to thee will I give it,
and to thy seed for ever. 18 And Abram having
** removed his tent, came and dwelt by the oak
of Mambre, which was in Chebrom, and he there
built an altar to the Lord.

14

And it came to pass in the reign of Amarphal
king of Sennaar, and Arioch king of Ellasar, that
Chodollogomor king of Elam, and Thargal king of
nations, 2 made war with Balla king of Sodom, and
with Barsa king of Gomorrha, and with Sennaar,
king of Adama, and with Symobor king of Seboim
and the king of Balac, this is Segor. 3 All these *
met with one consent at the salt valley; this is
now the sea of salt. 4 Twelve years they served
Chodollogomor, and the thirteenth year they
revolted. 5 And in the fourteenth year came
Chodollogomor, and the kings with him, and cut
to pieces the giants in Astaroth, and Carnain, and
strong nations with them, and the Ommaeans
in the city Save. 6 And the Chorrhaeans in the
mountains of Seir, to the turpentine tree of Pharan, which is in the desert. 7 And having turned
back they came to the well of judgment; this is
Cades, and they cut in pieces all the princes of
Amalec, and the Amorites dwelling in Asasonthamar. 8 And the king of Sodom went out, and
the king of Gomorrha, and king of Adama, and
king of Seboim, and king of Balac, this is Segor,
and they set themselves in array against them
for war in the salt valley, 9 against Chodollogomor
king of Elam, and Thargal king of nations, and
Amarphal king of Sennaar, and Arioch king of
Ellasar, the four kings against the five. 10 Now
the salt valley consists of slime-pits. And the king
of Sodom fled and the king of Gomorrha, and
they fell in there: and they that were left fled to
the mountain country. 11 And they took all the
cavalry of Sodom and Gomorrha, and all their
provisions, and departed. 12 And they took also
Lot the son of Abram's brother, and his baggage,
and departed, for he dwelt in Sodom. 13 And one
1

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of them that had been rescued came and told
Abram the † Hebrew; and he dwelt by the oak of
Mamre the Amorite the brother of Eschol, and
the brother of Aunan, who were confederates
with Abram. 14 And Abram having heard that Lot
his nephew had been taken captive, numbered
his own home-born servants three hundred and
eighteen, and pursued after them to Dan. 15 And
he came upon them by night, he and his servants,
and he smote them and pursued them as far as
Choba, which is on the left of Damascus. 16 And
he recovered all the cavalry of Sodom, and he recovered Lot his nephew, and all his possessions,
and the women and the people. 17 And the king of
Sodom went out to meet him, after he returned
from the slaughter of Chodollogomor, and the
kings with him, to the valley of Saby; this was
the plain of the kings. 18 And Melchisedec king
of Salem brought forth loaves and wine, and he
was the priest of the most high God. 19 And he
blessed Abram, and said, Blessed be Abram of
the most high God, who made heaven and earth,
20
and blessed be the most high God who delivered
thine enemies into thy ‡ power. And Abram gave
him the tithe of all. 21 And the king of Sodom said
to Abram, Give me the men, and take the § horses
to thyself. 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom,
I will stretch out my hand to the Lord the most
high God, who made the heaven and the earth,
23
that I will not take from all thy goods from a
string to a shoe-latchet, lest thou shouldest say,
I have made Abram rich. 24 Except what things
the young men have eaten, and the portion of the
men that went with me, Eschol, Aunan, Mambre,
these shall take a portion.

15

And after these things the word of the Lord
came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not,
Abram, I shield thee, thy reward shall be very
great. 2 And Abram said, Master and Lord, what
wilt thou give me? whereas I am departing
without a child, but the son of Masek my homeborn female slave, this Eliezer of Damascus is mine
heir. 3 And Abram said, I am grieved since thou
hast given me no seed, but my home-born servant
shall succeed me. 4 And immediately there was a
voice of the Lord to him, saying, This shall not
be thine heir; but he that shall come out of thee
shall be thine heir. 5 And he brought him out and
1

§ 13:16 Gr. sand.
** 13:18 Or, having dwelt at a distance.
* 14:3 Gr. agreed.
† 14:13 Gr. passer. Heb. [Heb. here]
‡ 14:20 Gr. under hand to thee.
§ 14:21 Or, cavalry. Heb.
✡ 15:5 Rom 4. 18.
✡ 15:6 Rom 4. 3.

Genesis 15:6

11

said to him, Look up now to heaven, and count
the stars, if thou shalt be able to number them
fully, and he said, ✡ Thus shall thy seed be. 6 ✡
And Abram believed God, and it was counted to
him for righteousness. 7 And he said to him, I
am God that brought thee out of the land of the
Chaldeans, so as to give thee this land to inherit.
8
And he said, Master and Lord, how shall I know
that I shall inherit it? 9 And he said to him, Take
for me an heifer in her third year, and a shegoat in her third year, and a ram in his third
year, and a dove and a pigeon. 10 So he took to
him all these, and divided them in the midst,
and set them opposite to each other, but the
birds he did not divide. 11 And birds came down
upon the bodies, even upon the divided parts of
them, and Abram * sat down by them. 12 And
about sunset a trance fell upon Abram, and lo! a
great gloomy terror falls upon him. 13 And it was
said to Abram, Thou shalt surely know that thy
seed shall be a sojourner in a land not their won,
and they shall enslave them, and afflict them,
and humble them four hundred years. 14 And the
nation whomsoever they shall serve I will judge;
and after this, they shall come forth hither with
much † property. 15 But thou shalt depart to thy
fathers in peace, nourished in a good old age.
16
And in the fourth generation they shall return
hither, for the sins of the Amorites are not yet
filled up, even until now. 17 And when the sun
was about to set, there was a flame, and behold a
smoking furnace and lamps of fire, which passed
between these divided pieces. 18 In that day the
Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, To thy
seed I will give this land, from the river of Egypt
to the great river Euphrates. 19 The Kenites, and
the Kenezites, and the Kedmoneans, 20 and the
Chettites, and the Pherezites, and the Raphaim,
21
and the Amorites, and the Chananites, and the
Evites, and the Gergesites, and the Jebusites.

16

And Sara the wife of Abram bore him no
children; and she had an Egyptian maid, whose
name was Agar. 2 And Sara said to Abram, Behold,
the Lord has restrained me from bearing, go
therefore in to my maid, that I may get children
for myself through her. And Abram hearkened
to the voice of Sara. 3 So Sara the wife of Abram
having taken Agar the Egyptian her handmaid,
after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of
1

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Chanaan, gave her to Abram her husband as a
wife to him. 4 And he went in to Agar, and she
conceived, and saw that she was with child, and
her mistress was dishonoured before her. 5 And
Sara said to Abram, I am injured by thee; I gave
my handmaid into thy bosom, and when I saw
that she was with child, I was dishonoured before
her. The Lord judge between me and thee. 6 And
Abram said to Sara, Behold thy handmaid is in
thy hands, use her as it may seem good to thee.
And Sara afflicted her, and she fled from her
face. 7 And an angel of the Lord found her by
the fountain of water in the wilderness, by the
fountain in the way to Sur. 8 And the angel of
the Lord said to her, Agar, Sara's maid, whence
comest thou, and wither goest thou? and she
said, I am fleeing from the face of my mistress
Sara. 9 And the angel of the Lord said to her,
Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under
her hands. 10 And the angel of the Lord said to her,
I will surely multiply thy seed, and it shall not be
numbered for multitude. 11 And the angel of the
Lord said to her, Behold thou art with child, and
shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ismael,
for the Lord hath hearkened to thy humiliation.
12
He shall be a wild man, his hands against all,
and the hands of all against him, and he shall
dwell in the presence of all his brethren. 13 And
she called the name of the Lord God who spoke
to her, Thou art God who seest me; for she said,
For I have openly seen him that appeared to me.
14
Therefore she called the well, The well of him
whom I have openly seen; behold it is between
Cades and Barad. 15 And Agar bore a son to Abram;
and Abram called the name of his son which Agar
bore to him, Ismael. 16 And Abram was eighty-six
years old, when Agar bore Ismael to Abram.

17

And Abram was ninety-nine years old, and the
Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, I am thy
God, be well-pleasing before me, and be blameless. 2 And I will establish my covenant between
me and thee, and I will multiply thee exceedingly.
3
And Abram fell upon his face, and God spoke to
him, saying, 4 And I, behold! my covenant is with
thee, and thou shalt be a father of a multitude of
nations. 5 And thy name shall no more be called
Abram, but thy name shall be Abraam, ✡ for I
have made thee a father of many nations. 6 And
I will increase thee very exceedingly, and I will

* 15:11 Or, drove them away. The LXX. seem to have read ‫ ישנ‬for ‫שינ‬

1

† 15:14 Lit. baggage.

✡ 17:5 Rom 4. 17.

Genesis 17:7

12

make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of
thee. 7 And I will establish my covenant between
thee and thy seed after thee, to their generations,
for an everlasting covenant, to be thy God, and
the God of thy seed after thee. 8 And I will give to
thee and to thy seed after thee the land wherein
thou sojournest, even all the land of Chanaan
for an everlasting possession, and I will be to
them a God. 9 And God said to Abraam, Thou also
shalt fully keep my covenant, thou and thy seed
after thee for their generations. 10 And this is the
covenant which thou shalt fully keep between
me and you, and between thy seed after thee
for their generations; every male of you shall be
circumcised. 11 And ye shall be circumcised in
the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be for a
sign of a covenant between me and you. 12 And
the child of eight days old shall be circumcised
by you, every male throughout your generations,
and the servant born in the house and he that is
bought with money, of every son of a stranger,
who is not of thy seed. 13 He that is born in thy
house, and he that is bought with money shall
be surely circumcised, and my covenant shall
be on your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
14
And the uncircumcised male, who shall not be
circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin on the
eighth day, that soul shall be utterly destroyed
from its family, for he has broken my covenant.
15
And God said to Abraam, Sara thy wife —her
name shall not be called Sara, Sarrha shall be her
name. 16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son
of her, and I will bless him, and he shall become
nations, and kings of nations shall be of him.
17
And Abraam fell upon his face, and laughed; and
spoke in his heart, saying, Shall there be a child to
one who is a hundred years old, and shall Sarrha
who is ninety years old, bear? 18 And Abraam said
to God, Let this Ismael live before thee. 19 And
God said to Abraam, Yea, behold, Sarrha thy wife
shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name
Isaac; and I will establish my covenant with him,
for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to him
and to his seed after him. 20 And concerning
Ismael, behold, I have heard thee, and, behold,
I have blessed him, and will increase him and
multiply him exceedingly; twelve nations shall
he beget, and I will make him a great nation. 21 But
I will establish my covenant with Isaac, whom
Sarrha shall bear to thee at this time, in the next
year. 22 And he left off speaking with him, and God
✡ 18:10 Rom 9. 9.

Genesis 18:14
went up from Abraam. 23 And Abraam took Ismael
his son, and all his home-born servants, and all
those bought with money, and every male of the
men in the house of Abraam, and he circumcised
their foreskins in the time of that day, according
as God spoke to him. 24 And Abraam was ninetynine years old, when he was circumcised in the
flesh of his foreskin. 25 And Ismael his son was
thirteen years old when he was circumcised in
the flesh of his foreskin. 26 And at the period of
that day, Abraam was circumcised, and Ismael his
son, 27 and all the men of his house, both those
born in the house, and those bought with money
of foreign nations.

18

And God appeared to him by the oak of Mambre, as he sat by the door of his tent at noon. 2 And
he lifted up his eyes and beheld, and lo! three
men stood before him; and having seen them he
ran to meet them from the door of his tent, and
did obeisance to the ground. 3 And he said, Lord, if
indeed I have found grace in thy sight, pass not by
thy servant. 4 Let water now be brought, and let
them wash your feet, and do ye refresh yourselves
under the tree. 5 And I will bring bread, and ye
shall eat, and after this ye shall depart on your
journey, on account of which refreshment ye have
turned aside to your servant. And he said, So do,
as thou hast said. 6 And Abraam hasted to the
tent to Sarrha, and said to her, Hasten, and knead
three measures of fine flour, and make cakes.
7
And Abraam ran to the kine, and took a young
calf, tender and good, and gave it to his servant,
and he hasted to dress it. 8 And he took butter and
milk, and the calf which he had dressed; and he
set them before them, and they did eat, and he
stood by them under the tree. 9 And he said to
him, Where is Sarrha thy wife? And he answered
and said, Behold! in the tent. 10 And he said,
✡ I will return and come to thee according to
this period seasonably, and Sarrha thy wife shall
have a son; and Sarrha heard at the door of the
tent, being behind him. 11 And Abraam and Sarrha
were old, advanced in days, and the custom of
women ceased with Sarrha. 12 And Sarrha laughed
in herself, saying, * The thing has not as yet
happened to me, even until now, and my lord
is old. 13 And the Lord said to Abraam, Why is it
that Sarrha has laughed in herself, saying, Shall
I then indeed bear? but I am grown old. 14 Shall
1

* 18:12 Gr. The difference turns on the word Heb. pleasure. Gr until now.

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13

anything be impossible with the Lord? At this
time I will return to thee seasonably, and Sarrha
shall have a son. 15 But Sarrha denied, saying, I
did not laugh, for she was afraid. And he said
to her, Nay, but thou didst laugh. 16 And the
men having risen up from thence looked towards
Sodom and Gomorrha. And Abraam went with
them, attending them on their journey. 17 And the
Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraam my servant
what things I intend to do? 18 But Abraam shall
become a great and populous nation, and in him
shall all the nations of the earth be blest. 19 For I
know that he will order his sons, and his house
after him, and they will keep the ways of the
Lord, to do justice and judgment, that the Lord
may bring upon Abraam all things whatsoever
he has spoken to him. 20 And the Lord said, The
cry of Sodom and Gomorrha has been increased
towards me, and their sins are very great. 21 I will
therefore go down and see, if they completely †
correspond with the cry which comes to me, and
if not, that I may know. 22 And the men having
departed thence, came to Sodom; and Abraam
was still standing before the Lord. 23 And Abraam
drew nigh and said, Wouldest thou destroy the
righteous with the wicked, and shall the righteous be as the wicked? 24 Should there be fifty
righteous in the city, wilt thou destroy them?
wilt thou not spare the whole place for the sake of
the fifty righteous, if they be in it? 25 By no means
shalt thou do as this thing is so as to destroy
the righteous with the wicked, so the righteous
shall be as the wicked: by no means. Thou that
judgest the whole earth, shalt thou not do right?
26
And the Lord said, If there should be in Sodom
fifty righteous in the city, I will spare the whole
city, and the whole place for their sakes. 27 And
Abraam answered and said, Now I have begun
to speak to my Lord, and I am earth and ashes.
28
But if the fifty righteous should be diminished
to forty-five, wilt thou destroy the whole city
because of the five wanting? And he said, I will
not destroy it, if I should find there forty-five.
29
And he continued to speak to him still, and said,
But if there should be found there forty? And
he said, I will not destroy it for the forty's sake.
30
And he said, Will there be anything against me,
Lord, if I shall speak? but if there be found there
thirty? And he said, I will not destroy it for the
thirty's sake. 31 And he said, Since I am able to
† 18:21 Gr. συντελόῦνται. Heb. A.V. have done altogether.

Genesis 19:13

speak to the Lord, what if there should be found
there twenty? And he said, I will not destroy it,
if I should find there twenty. 32 And he said, Will
there be anything against me, Lord, if I speak yet
once? but if there should be found there ten?
And he said, I will not destroy it for the ten's
sake. 33 And the Lord departed, when he left off
speaking to Abraam, and Abraam returned to his
place.

19

And the two angels came to Sodom at evening.
And Lot sat by the gate of Sodom, and Lot having
seen them, rose up to meet them, and he worshipped with his face to the ground, and said, 2 Lo!
my lords, turn aside to the house of your servant,
and rest from your journey, and wash your feet,
and having risen early in the morning ye shall
depart on your journey. And they said, Nay, but
we will lodge in the street. 3 And he constrained
them, and they turned aside to him, and they
entered into his house, and he made a feast for
them, and baked unleavened cakes for them, and
they did eat. 4 But before they went to sleep,
the men of the city, the Sodomites, compassed
the house, both young and old, all the people
together. 5 And they called out Lot, and said to
him, Where are the men that went in to thee this
night? bring them out to us that we may be with
them. 6 And Lot went out to them to the porch,
and he shut the door after him, 7 and said to them,
By no means, brethren, do not act villanously.
8
But I have two daughters, who have not known
a man. I will bring them out to you, and do ye
use them as it may please you, only do not injury
to these men, to avoid which they came under
the shelter of my * roof. 9 And they said to him,
Stand back there, thou camest in to sojourn, was
it also to judge? Now then we would harm thee
more than them. And they pressed hard on the
man, even Lot, and they drew nigh to break the
door. 10 And the men stretched forth their hands
and drew Lot in to them into the house, and shut
the door of the house. 11 And they smote the men
that were at the door of the house with blindness,
both small and great, and they were wearied with
seeking the door. 12 And the men said to Lot, Hast
thou here sons-in-law, or sons or daughters, or
if thou hast any other friend in the city, bring
them out of this place. 13 † For we are going to
destroy this place; for their cry has been raised
1

* 19:8 Lit. beams.

† 19:13 See Note, Lam 3. 21.

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14

up before the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to
destroy ‡ it. 14 And Lot went out, and spoke to
his sons-in-law who had married his daughters,
and said, Rise up, and depart out of this place,
for the Lord is about to destroy the city; but he
seemed to be speaking absurdly before his sonsin-law. 15 But when it was morning, the angels
hastened Lot, saying, Arise and take thy wife, and
thy two daughters whom thou hast, and go forth;
lest thou also be destroyed with the iniquities of
the city. 16 And they were troubled, and the angels
laid hold on his hand, and the hand of his wife,
and the hands of his two daughters, in that the
Lord spared him. 17 And it came to pass when they
brought them out, that they said, Save thine own
life by all means; look not round to that which is
behind, nor stay in all the country round about,
escape to the mountain, lest perhaps thou be
overtaken together with them. 18 And Lot said to
them, I pray, Lord, 19 since thy servant has found
mercy before thee, and thou hast magnified thy
righteousness, in what thou doest towards me
that my soul may live, —but I shall not be able
to escape to the mountain, lest perhaps the
calamity overtake me and I die. 20 Behold this
city is near for me to escape thither, which is a
small one, and there shall I be preserved, is it
not little? and my soul shall live because of thee.
21
And he said to him, Behold, I have had respect
to § thee also about this thing, that I should
not overthrow the city about which thou hast
spoken. 22 Hasten therefore to escape thither, for
I shall not be able to do anything until thou art
come thither; therefore he called the name of
that city, Segor. 23 The sun was risen upon the
earth, when Lot entered into Segor. 24 And the
Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrha brimstone
and fire from the Lord out of heaven. 25 And
he overthrew these cities, and all the country
round about, and all that dwelt in the cities, and
the plants springing out of the ground. 26 And
his wife looked back, and she became a pillar of
salt. 27 And Abraam rose up early to go to the
place, where he had stood before the Lord. 28 And
he looked towards Sodom and Gomorrha, and
towards the surrounding country, and saw, and
behold a flame went up from the earth, as the
smoke of a furnace. 29 And it came to pass that
when God destroyed all the cities of the region
round about, God remembered Abraam, and sent
‡ 19:13 αὐτήν. Scil. πόλιν.

§ 19:21 Gr. thy countenance.

Genesis 20:6

Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when the
Lord overthrew those cities in which Lot dwelt.
30
And Lot went up out of Segor, and dwelt in the
mountain, he and his two daughters with him,
for he feared to dwell in Segor; and he dwelt in
a cave, he and his two daughters with him. 31 And
the elder said to the younger, Our father is old,
and there is no one on the earth who shall come
in to us, as it is fit in all the earth. 32 Come and let
us make our father drink wine, and let us sleep
with him, and let us raise up seed from our father.
33
So they made their father drink wine in that
night, and the elder went in and lay with her
father that night, and he knew not when he slept
and when he rose up. 34 And it came to pass on
the morrow, that the elder said to the younger,
Behold, I slept yesternight with our father, let us
make him drink wine in this night also, and do
thou go in and sleep with him, and let us raise up
seed of our father. 35 So they made their father
drink wine in that night also, and the younger
went in and slept with her father, and he knew
not when he slept, nor when he arose. 36 And the
two daughters of Lot conceived by their father.
37
And the elder bore a son and called his name
Moab, saying, He is of my father. This is the
father of the Moabites to this present day. 38 And
the younger also bore a son, and called his name
Amman, saying, The son of my family. This is the
father of the Ammanites to this present day.

20

And Abraam removed thence to the southern
country, and dwelt between Cades and Sur, and
sojourned in Gerara. 2 And Abraam said concerning Sarrha his wife, She is my sister, for
he feared to say, She is my wife, lest at any
time the men of the city should kill him for her
sake. So Abimelech king of Gerara sent and took
Sarrha. 3 And God came to Abimelech by night
in sleep, and said, Behold, thou diest for the
woman, whom thou hast taken, whereas she has
lived with a husband. 4 But Abimelech had not
touched her, and he said, Lord, wilt thou destroy
an ignorantly sinning and just nation? 5 Said he
not to me, She is my sister, and said she not to
me, He is my brother? with a pure heart and in
the righteousness of my hands have I done this.
6
And God said to him in sleep, Yea, I knew that
thou didst this with a pure heart, and I spared
thee, so that thou shouldest not sin against me,
1

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15

therefore I suffered thee not to touch her. 7 But
now return the man his wife; for he is a prophet,
and shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live; but
if thou restore her not, know that thou shalt
die and all thine. 8 And Abimelech rose early in
the morning, and called all his servants, and he
spoke all these words in their ears, and all the
men feared exceedingly. 9 And Abimelech called
Abraam and said to him, What is this that thou
hast done to us? Have we sinned against thee,
that thou hast brought upon me and upon my
kingdom a great sin? Thou hast done to me a
deed, which no one ought to do. 10 And Abimelech
said to Abraam, What hast thou seen in me that
thou hast done this? 11 And Abraam said, Why I
said, Surely there is not the worship of God in this
place, and they will slay me because of my wife.
12
For truly she is my sister by my father, but not
by my mother, and she became my wife. 13 And
it came to pass when God brought me forth out
of the house of my father, that I said to her, This
righteousness thou shalt perform to me, in every
place into which we may enter, say of me, He is
my brother. 14 And Abimelech took a thousand
* pieces of silver, and sheep, and calves, and
servants, and maid-servants, and gave them to
Abraam, and he returned him Sarrha his wife.
15
And Abimelech said to Abraam, Behold, my land
is before thee, dwell wheresoever it may please
thee. 16 And to Sarrha he said, Behold, I have given
thy brother a thousand pieces of silver, those
shall be to thee for the price of thy countenance,
and to all the women with thee, and speak the
truth in all things. 17 And Abraam prayed to
God, and God healed Abimelech, and his wife,
and his women servants, and they bore children.
18
Because the Lord had fast closed from without
every womb in the house of Abimelech, because
of Sarrha Abraam's wife.

21

And the Lord visited Sarrha, as he said, and
the Lord did to Sarrha, as he spoke. 2 And she
conceived and bore to Abraam a son in old age,
at the set time according as the Lord spoke to
him. 3 And Abraam called the name of his son that
was born to him, whom Sarrha bore to him, Isaac.
4
And Abraam circumcised Isaac on the eighth
day, as God commanded him. 5 And Abraam was a
hundred years old when Isaac his son was born
1

Genesis 21:23
to him. 6 And Sarrha said, The Lord has made
laughter for me, for whoever shall hear shall
rejoice with me. 7 And she said, Who shall say to
Abraam that Sarrha suckles a child? for I have
born a child in my old age. 8 And the child grew
and was weaned, and Abraam made a great feast
the day that his son Isaac was weaned. 9 And
Sarrha having seen the son of Agar the Egyptian
who was born to Abraam, sporting with Isaac her
son, 10 then she said to Abraam, ✡ Cast out this
bondwoman and her son, for the son of this bondwoman shall not inherit with my son Isaac. 11 But
the * word appeared very hard before Abraam
concerning his son. 12 But God said to Abraam, Let
it not be hard before thee concerning the child,
and concerning the bondwoman; in all things
whatsoever Sarrha shall say to thee, hear her
voice, for ✡ in Isaac shall thy seed be called. 13 And
moreover I will make the son of this bondwoman
a great nation, because he is thy seed. 14 And
Abraam rose up in the morning and took loaves
and a skin of water, and gave them to Agar, and
he put the child on her shoulder, and sent her
away, and she having departed wandered in the
wilderness † near the well of the oath. 15 And
the water failed out of the skin, and she cast
the child under a fir tree. 16 And she departed
and sat down opposite him at a distance, as it
were a bow-shot, for she said, Surely I cannot
see the death of my child: and she sat opposite
him, and the child cried aloud and wept. 17 And
God heard the voice of the child from the place
where he was, and an angel of God called Agar
out of heaven, and said to her, What is it, Agar?
fear not, for God has heard the voice of the child
from the place where he is. 18 Rise up, and take
the child, and hold him in thine hand, for I will
make him a great nation. 19 And God opened her
eyes, and she saw a well ‡ of springing water;
and she went and filled the skin with water, and
gave the child drink. 20 And God was with the
child, and he grew and dwelt in the wilderness,
and became an archer. 21 And he dwelt in the
wilderness, and his mother took him a wife out
of Pharan of Egypt. 22 And it came to pass at that
time that Abimelech spoke, and Ochozath § his
friend, and Phichol the chief captain of his host,
to Abraam, saying, God is with thee in all things,
whatsoever thou mayest do. 23 Now therefore
swear to me by God that thou wilt not injure me,

* 20:14 Gr. didrachma.
✡ 21:10 Gal 4. 30.
* 21:11 Gr. Gr. saying, or matter.
✡ 21:12 Rom 9. 7.
† 21:14 Or, near
‡ 21:19 Or, Gr. living.
§ 21:22 Not in the Heb. friend of bridegroom, or attendant at marriage.
Beersheba.

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16

nor my seed, nor my name, but according to the
righteousness which I have performed with thee
thou shalt deal with me, and with the land in
which thou hast sojourned. 24 And Abraam said,
I will swear. 25 And Abraam reproved Abimelech
because of the wells of water, which the servants
of Abimelech took away. 26 And Abimelech said to
him, I know not who has done this thing to thee,
neither didst thou tell it me, neither heard I it but
only to-day. 27 And Abraam took sheep and calves,
and gave them to Abimelech, and both made a
covenant. 28 And Abraam set seven ewe-lambs
by themselves. 29 And Abimelech said to Abraam,
What are these seven ewe-lambs which thou hast
set alone? 30 And Abraam said, Thou shalt receive
the seven ewe-lambs of me, that they may be for
me as a witness, that I dug this well. 31 Therefore
he named the name of that place, The Well of the
Oath, for there they both swore. 32 And they made
a covenant at the well of the oath. And there rose
up Abimelech, Ochozath his friend, and Phichol
the commander-in-chief of his army, and they
returned to the land of the Phylistines. 33 And
Abraam planted a field at the well of the oath,
and called there on the name of the Lord, the
everlasting God. 34 And Abraam sojourned in the
land of the Phylistines many days.

22

Genesis 23:2

the fire and the wood, where is the sheep for a
whole-burnt-offering? 8 And Abraam said, God
will provide himself a sheep for a whole-burntoffering, my son. And both having gone together,
9
came to the place which God spoke of to him;
and there Abraam built the altar, and laid the
wood on it, and having bound the feet of Isaac
his son together, he laid him on the altar upon
the wood. 10 And Abraam stretched forth his hand
to take the knife to slay his son. 11 And an angel
of the Lord called him out of heaven, and said,
Abraam, Abraam. And he said, Behold, I am here.
12
And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the child,
neither do anything to him, for now I know that
thou fearest God, and for my sake thou hast not
spared thy beloved son. 13 And Abraam lifted
up his eyes and beheld, and lo! a ram caught
by his horns in a ‡ plant of Sabec; and Abraam
went and took the ram, and offered him up for
a whole-burnt-offering in the place of Isaac his
son. 14 And Abraam called the name of that place,
The Lord hath seen; that they might say to-day,
In the mount the Lord was seen. 15 And an angel
of the Lord called Abraam the second time out of
heaven, saying, I have sworn by myself, says the
Lord, because thou hast done this thing, and on
my account hast not spared thy beloved son, 16 ✡
surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I
will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and
as the sand which is by the shore of the sea, and
thy seed shall inherit the cities of their enemies.
17
And ✡ in thy seed shall all the nations of the
earth be blessed, because thou hast hearkened to
my voice. 18 And Abraam returned to his servants,
and they arose and went together to the well of
the oath; and Abraam dwelt at the well of the
oath. 19 And it came to pass after these things,
that it was reported to Abraam, § saying, Behold,
Melcha herself too has born sons to Nachor thy
brother, 20 Uz the first-born, and Baux his brother,
and Camuel the father of the Syrians, and Chazad,
and 21 Azav and Phaldes, and Jeldaph, and Bathuel,
and Bathuel begot Rebecca; 22 these are eight
sons, which Melcha bore to Nachor the brother
of Abraam. 23 And his concubine whose name
was Rheuma, she also bore Tabec, and Taam, and
Tochos, and Mocha.

And it came to pass after these things that
God tempted Abraam, and said to him, Abraam,
Abraam; and he said, Lo! I am here. 2 And he
said, Take thy son, the beloved one, whom thou
hast loved—Isaac, and go into the high land, and
offer him there for a whole-burnt-offering on
one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
3
And Abraam rose up in the morning and saddled
his ass, and he took with him two servants, and
Isaac his son, and having split wood for a wholeburnt-offering, he arose and departed, and came
to the place of which God spoke to him, 4 on the
third day; and Abraam having * lifted up his eyes,
saw the place afar off. 5 And Abraam said to his
servants, Sit ye here with the ass, and I and the
lad will proceed thus far, and having worshipped
we will return to you. 6 And Abraam took the
wood of the whole-burnt-offering, and laid it on
Isaac his son, and he took into his hands both the
fire and the † knife, and the two went together.
23
7
1
And Isaac said to Abraam his father, Father. And
And the life of Sarrha was an hundred and
he said, What is it, son? And he said, Behold twenty-seven years. 2 And Sarrha died in the city
1

* 22:4 Lit. look up with.
† 22:6 μάχαιραν, a short dagger used both for defence and sacrifice, etc.
✡ 22:16 Heb 6. 14.
✡ 22:17 Acts 3. 25.
§ 22:19 Men, understood.

‡ 22:13 Heb. in a thicket.

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17

of Arboc, which is in the valley, this is Chebron
in the land of Chanaan; and Abraam came to
lament for Sarrha and to mourn. 3 And Abraam
stood up from before his dead; and Abraam spoke
to the sons of Chet, saying, 4 I am a sojourner
and a stranger among you, give me therefore
possession of a burying-place among you, and
I will bury my dead away from me. 5 And the
sons of Chet answered to Abraam, saying, Not
so, Sir, 6 but hear us; thou art in the midst of us
a king from God; bury thy dead in our choice
sepulchres, for not one of us will by any means
withhold his sepulchre from thee, so that thou
shouldest not bury thy dead there. 7 And Abraam
rose up and did obeisance to the people of the
land, to the sons of Chet. 8 And Abraam spoke
to them, saying, If ye have it in your mind that
I should bury my dead out of my sight, hearken
to me, and speak for me to Ephron the son Saar.
9
And let him give me the double cave which he
has, which is in a part of his field, let him give
it me for the money it is worth for possession
of a burying-place among you. 10 Now Ephron
was sitting in the midst of the children of Chet,
and Ephron the Chettite answered Abraam and
spoke in the hearing of the sons of Chet, and of
all who entered the city, saying, 11 * Attend to me,
my lord, and hear me, I give to thee the field
and the cave which is in it; I have given it thee
before all my country men; bury thy dead. 12 And
Abraam did obeisance before the people of the
land. 13 And he said in the ears of Ephron before
the people of the land, Since thou art on my side,
hear me; take the price of the field from me, and I
will bury my dead there. 14 But Ephron answered
Abraam, saying, 15 Nay, my lord, I have heard
indeed, the land is worth four hundred silver
didrachms, but what can this be between me and
thee? nay, do thou bury thy dead. 16 And Abraam
hearkened to Ephron, and Abraam rendered to
Ephron the money, which he mentioned in the
ears of the sons of Chet, four hundred didrachms
of silver approved with merchants. 17 And the
field of Ephron, which was in Double Cave, which
is opposite Mambre, the field and the cave, which
was in it, and every tree which was in the field,
and whatever is in its borders round about, were
made sure in its borders round about, were made
sure 18 to Abraam for a possession, before the sons
of Chet, and all that entered into the city. 19 After

Genesis 24:14
this Abraam buried Sarrha his wife in the Double
Cave of the field, which is opposite Mambre, this
is Chebron in the land of Chanaan. 20 So the field
and the cave which was in it were made sure to
Abraam for possession of a burying place, by the
sons of Chet.

24

And Abraam was old, advanced in days, and
the Lord blessed Abraam in all things. 2 And
Abraam said to his servant the elder of his house,
who had rule over all his possessions, Put thy
hand under my thigh, 3 and I will adjure thee
by the Lord the God of heaven, and the God of
the earth, that thou take not a wife for my son
Isaac from the daughters of the Chananites, with
whom I dwell, in the midst of them. 4 But thou
shalt go instead to my country, where I was born,
and to my tribe, and thou shalt take from thence
a wife for my son Isaac. 5 And the servant said to
him, Shall I carry back thy son to the land whence
thou camest forth, * if haply the woman should
not be willing to return with me to this land?
6
And Abraam said to him, Take heed to thyself
that thou carry not my son back thither. 7 The
Lord the God of heaven, and the God of the earth,
who took me out of my father's house, and out
of the land whence I sprang, who spoke to me,
and who swore to me, saying, I will give this land
to thee and to thy seed, he shall send his angel
before thee, and thou shalt take a wife to my son
from thence. 8 And if the woman should not be
willing to come with thee into this land, thou
shalt be clear from my oath, only carry not my
son thither again. 9 And the servant put his hand
under the thigh of his master Abraam, and swore
to him concerning this matter. 10 And the servant
took ten camels of his master's camels, and he
took of all the goods of his master with him, and
he arose and went into Mesopotamia to the city
of Nachor. 11 And he † rested his camels without
the city by the well of water towards evening,
when damsels go forth to draw water. 12 And he
said, O Lord God of my master Abraam, prosper
my way before me to day, and deal mercifully
with my master Abraam. 13 Lo! I stand by the
well of water, and the daughters of them that
inhabit the city come forth to draw water. 14 And
it shall be, the virgin to whomsoever I shall say,
Incline thy water-pot, that I may drink, and she
shall say, Drink thou, and I will give thy camels
1

* 23:11 Gr. be with me.
* 24:5 See the use of μή ποτε in a somewhat similar case, 2 Tim 2. 25.
down. Gr. caused to sleep.

† 24:11 Heb. caused to kneel

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18

drink, until they shall have done drinking—even
this one thou hast prepared for thy servant Isaac,
and hereby shall I know that thou hast dealt
mercifully with my master Abraam. 15 And it came
to pass before he had done speaking in his mind,
that behold, Rebecca the daughter of Bathuel, the
son of Melcha, the wife of Nachor, and the same
‡ the brother of Abraam, came forth, having a
water-pot on her shoulders. 16 And the virgin was
very beautiful in appearance, she was a virgin,
a man had not known her; and she went down
to the well, and filled her water-pot, and came
up. 17 And the servant ran up to meet her, and
said, Give me a little water to drink out of thy
pitcher; 18 and she said, Drink, Sir; and she hasted,
and let down the pitcher upon her arm, and gave
him to drink, till he ceased drinking. 19 And she
said, I will also draw water for thy camels, till
they shall all have drunk. 20 And she hasted, and
emptied the water-pot into the trough, and ran
to the well to draw again, and drew water for
all the camels. 21 And the man took great notice
of her, and remained silent to know whether
the Lord had made his way prosperous or not.
22
And it came to pass when all the camels ceased
drinking, that the man took golden ear-rings,
each of a drachm weight, and he put two bracelets
on her hands, their weight was ten pieces of gold.
23
And he asked her, and said, Whose daughter art
thou? Tell me if there is room for us to lodge
with thy father. 24 And she said to him, I am the
daughter of Bathuel the son of Melcha, whom she
bore to Nachor. 25 And she said to him, We have
both straw and much provender, and a place
for resting. 26 And the man being well pleased,
worshipped the Lord, 27 and said, Blessed be the
Lord the God of my master Abraam, who has not
suffered his righteousness to fail, nor his truth
from my master, and the Lord has brought me
prosperously to the house of the brother of my
lord. 28 And the damsel ran and reported to the
house of her mother according to these words.
29
And Rebecca had a brother whose name was
Laban; and Laban ran out to meet the man, to the
well. 30 And it came to pass when he saw the earrings and the bracelets on the hands of his sister,
and when he heard the words of Rebecca his
sister, saying, Thus the man spoke to me, that he
went to the man, as he stood by the camels at the
well. 31 And he said to him, Come in hither, thou
‡ 24:15 i.e. Nachor.

§ 24:33 Gr. spoken my words.

Genesis 24:46

blessed of the Lord, why standest thou without,
whereas I have prepared the house and a place
for the camels? 32 And the man entered into the
house, and unloaded the camels, and gave the
camels straw and provender, and water to wash
his feet, and the feet of the men that were with
him. 33 And he set before them loaves to eat;
but he said, I will not eat, until I have § told my
errand. And he said, Speak on. 34 And he said, I am
a servant of Abraam; 35 and the Lord has blessed
my master greatly, and he is exalted, and he has
given him sheep, and calves, and silver, and gold,
servants and servant-maids, camels, and asses.
36
And Sarrha my master's wife bore one son to my
master after he had grown old; and he gave him
whatever he had. 37 And my master caused me to
swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my
son of the daughters of the Chananites, among
whom I sojourn in their land. 38 But thou shalt go
to the house of my father, and to my tribe, and
thou shalt take thence a wife for my son. 39 And
I said to my master, Haply the woman will not
go with me. 40 And he said to me, The Lord God
to whom I have been acceptable in his presence,
himself shall send out his angel with thee, and
shall prosper thy journey, and thou shalt take a
wife for my son of my tribe, and of the house of
my father. 41 Then shalt thou be clear from my
curse, for whensoever thou shalt have come to
my tribe, and they shall not give her to thee, then
shalt thou be clear from my oath. 42 And having
come this day to the well, I said, Lord God of my
master Abraam, if thou prosperest my journey on
which I am now going, 43 behold, I stand by the
well of water, and the daughters of the men of
the city come forth to draw water, and it shall
be that the damsel to whom I shall say, Give me
a little water to drink out of thy pitcher, 44 and
she shall say to me, Both drink thou, and I will
draw water for thy camels, this shall be the wife
whom the Lord has prepared for his own servant
Isaac; and hereby shall I know that thou hast
wrought mercy with my master Abraam. 45 And
it came to pass before I had done speaking in my
mind, straightway Rebecca came forth, having
her pitcher on her shoulders; and she went down
to the well, and drew water; and I said to her, Give
me to drink. 46 And she hasted and let down her
pitcher on her arm ** from her head, and said,
Drink thou, and I will give thy camels drink; and

** 24:46 Gr. from herself.

Genesis 24:47

19

I drank, and she gave the camels drink. 47 And I
asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou?
tell me; and she said, I am daughter of Bathuel the
son of Nachor, whom Melcha bore to him; and I
put on her the ear-rings, and the bracelets on her
hands. 48 And being well-pleased I worshipped
the Lord, and I blessed the Lord the God of my
master Abraam, who has prospered me in a true
way, so that I should take the daughter of my
master's brother for his son. 49 If then ye will deal
mercifully and justly with my lord, tell me, and if
not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand or
to the left. 50 And Laban and Bathuel answered
and said, This matter has come forth from the
Lord, we shall not be able to answer thee bad or
good. 51 Behold, Rebecca is before thee, take her
and †† go away, and let her be wife to the son of
thy master, as the Lord has said. 52 And it came
to pass when the servant of Abraam heard these
words, he bowed himself to the Lord down to the
earth. 53 And the servant having brought forth
jewels of silver and gold and raiment, gave them
to Rebecca, and gave gifts to her brother, and to
her mother. 54 And both he and the men with him
ate and drank and went to sleep. And he arose
in the morning and said, Send me away, that I
may go to my master. 55 And her brethren and
her mother said, Let the virgin remain with us
about ten days, and after that she shall depart.
56
But he said to them, Hinder me not, for the
Lord has prospered my journey for me; send me
away, that I may depart to my master. 57 And they
said, Let us call the damsel, and enquire at her
mouth. 58 And they called Rebecca, and said to
her, Wilt thou go with this man? and she said,
I will go. 59 So they sent forth Rebecca their sister,
and her goods, and the servant of Abraam, and
his attendants. 60 And they blessed Rebecca, and
said to her, Thou art our sister; become thou
thousands of myriads, and let thy seed possess
the cities of their enemies. 61 And Rebecca rose up
and her maidens, and they mounted the camels
and went with the man; and the servant having
taken up Rebecca, departed. 62 And Isaac went
through the wilderness to the well of the vision,
and he dwelt in the land toward the south. 63 And
Isaac went forth into the plain toward evening
to meditate; and having lifted up his eyes, he
saw camels coming. 64 And Rebecca lifted up her
eyes, and saw Isaac; and she alighted briskly from
the camel, 65 and said to the servant, Who is that
†† 24:51 Gr. run away.

Genesis 25:19

man that walks in the plain to meet us? And the
servant said, This is my master; and she took her
veil and covered herself. 66 And the servant told
Isaac all ‡‡ that he had done. 67 And Isaac went
into the house of his mother, and took Rebecca,
and she became his wife, and he loved her; and
Isaac was comforted for Sarrha his mother.

25

And Abraam again took a wife, whose name
was Chettura. 2 And she bore to him Zombran,
and Jezan, and Madal, and Madiam, and Jesboc,
and Soie. 3 And Jezan begot Saba and Dedan. And
the sons of Dedan were the Assurians and the
Latusians, and Laomim. 4 And the sons of Madiam
were Gephar and Aphir, and Enoch, and Abeida,
and Eldaga; all these were sons of Chettura. 5 But
Abraam gave all his possessions to Isaac his son.
6
But to the sons of his concubines Abraam gave
gifts, and he sent them away from his son Isaac,
while he was yet living, to the east into the
country of the east. 7 And these were the years of
the days of the life of Abraam as many as he lived,
a hundred and seventy-five years. 8 And Abraam
failing died in a good old age, an old man and full
of days, and was added to his people. 9 And Isaac
and Ismael his sons buried him in the double
cave, in the field of Ephron the son of Saar the
Chettite, which is over against Mambre: 10 even
the field and the cave which Abraam bought of
the sons of Chet; there they buried Abraam and
Sarrha his wife. 11 And it came to pass after
Abraam was dead, that God blessed Isaac his son,
and Isaac dwelt by the well of the vision. 12 And
these are the generations of Ismael the son of
Abraam, whom Agar the Egyptian the hand-maid
of Sarrha bore to Abraam. 13 And these are the
names of the sons of Ismael, according to the
names of their generations. The firstborn of
Ismael, Nabaioth, and Kedar, and Nabdeel, and
Massam, 14 and Masma, and Duma, and Masse,
15
and Choddan, and Thaeman, and Jetur, and
Naphes, and Kedma. 16 These are the sons of
Ismael, and these are their names in their tents
and in their dwellings, twelve princes according
to their nations. 17 And these are the years of
the life of Ismael, a hundred and thirty-seven
years; and he failed and died, and was added
to his * fathers. 18 And he dwelt from Evilat to
Sur, which is opposite Egypt, until one comes to
the Assyrians; he dwelt in the presence of all his
brethren. 19 And these are the generations of Isaac
1

‡‡ 24:66 Lit. all the words which. Hebraism.

* 25:17 Gr. family.

Genesis 25:20

20

the son of Abraam. 20 Abraam begot Isaac. And
Isaac was forty years old when he took to wife
Rebecca, daughter of Bathuel the Syrian, out of
Syrian Mesopotamia, sister of Laban the Syrian.
21
And Isaac prayed the Lord concerning Rebecca
his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord
heard him, and his wife Rebecca conceived in her
womb. 22 And the babes leaped within her; and
she said, If it will be so with me, why is this to
me? And she went to enquire of the Lord. 23 And
the Lord said to her, There are two nations in thy
womb, and two peoples shall be separated from
thy belly, and one people shall excel the other,
and the † elder shall serve the younger. 24 And the
days were fulfilled that she should be delivered,
and she had twins in her womb. 25 And the first
came out red, hairy all over like a skin; and she
called his name Esau. 26 And after this came forth
his brother, and his hand took hold of the heel of
Esau; and she called his name Jacob. And Isaac
was sixty years old when Rebecca bore them.
27
And the lads grew, and Esau was a man skilled
in hunting, dwelling in the country, and Jacob
a simple man, dwelling in a house. 28 And Isaac
loved Esau, because his venison was his food,
but Rebecca loved Jacob. 29 And Jacob cooked
pottage, and Esau came from the plain, fainting.
30
And Esau said to Jacob, Let me taste of that
red pottage, because I am fainting; therefore his
name was called Edom. 31 And Jacob said to Esau,
Sell me this day thy birthright. 32 And Esau said,
Behold, I am going to die, and for what good does
this birthright belong to me? 33 And Jacob said to
him, Swear to me this day; and he swore to him;
and Esau sold his birthright to Jacob. 34 And Jacob
gave bread to Esau, and pottage of lentiles; and
he ate and drank, and he arose and departed; so
Esau slighted his birthright.

26

And there was a famine in the land, besides
the former famine, which was in the time of
Abraam; and Isaac went to Abimelech the king
of the Phylistines to Gerara. 2 And the Lord
appeared to him and said, Go not down to Egypt,
but dwell in the land, which I shall tell thee of.
3
And sojourn in this land; and I will be with thee,
and bless thee, for I will give to thee and to thy
seed all this land; and I will establish my oath
which I swore to thy father Abraam. 4 And I will
multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven; and I will
1

† 25:23 Gr. the greater shall serve the less. Rom 9. 12.

Genesis 26:22

give to thy seed all this land, and all the nations
of the earth shall be blest in thy seed. 5 Because
Abraam thy father hearkened to my voice, and
kept my injunctions, and my commandments,
and my ordinances, and my statutes. 6 And Isaac
dwelt in Gerara. 7 And the men of the place
questioned him concerning Rebecca his wife, and
he said, She is my sister, for he feared to say, She
is my wife, lest at any time the men of the place
should slay him because of Rebecca, because she
was * fair. 8 And he remained there a long time,
and Abimelech the king of Gerara leaned to look
through the window, and saw Isaac sporting with
Rebecca his wife. 9 And Abimelech called Isaac,
and said to him, Is she then thy wife? why hast
thou said, She is my sister? And Isaac said to him,
I did so, for I said, Lest at any time I die on her
account. 10 And Abimelech said to him, Why hast
thou done this to us? one of my kindred † within
a little had lain with thy wife, and thou wouldest
have brought a sin of ignorance upon us. 11 And
Abimelech charged all his people, saying Every
man that touches this man and his wife shall be
liable to death. 12 And Isaac sowed in that land,
and he found in that year barley and hundredfold, and the Lord blessed him. 13 And the man
was exalted, and advancing he increased, till he
became very great. 14 And he had cattle of sheep,
and cattle of oxen, and many tilled lands, and
the Phylistines envied him. 15 And all the wells
which the servants of his father had dug in the
time of his father, the Phylistines stopped them,
and filled them with earth. 16 And Abimelech said
to Isaac, Depart from us, for thou art become
much mightier than we. 17 And Isaac departed
thence, and rested in the valley of Gerara, and
dwelt there. 18 And Isaac dug again the wells of
water, which the servants of his father Abraam
had dug, and the Phylistines had stopped them,
after the death of his father Abraam; and he gave
them names, according to the names by which
his father named them. 19 And the servants of
Isaac dug in the valley of Gerara, and they found
there a well of living water. 20 And the shepherds
of Gerara strove with the shepherds of Isaac,
saying that the water was theirs; and they called
the name of the well, Injury, for they injured him.
21
And having departed thence he dug another
well, and they strove also for that; and he named
the name of it, Enmity. 22 And he departed thence

* 26:7 Gr. fair of countenance.

† 26:10 q.d. had almost.

Genesis 26:23

21

and dug another well; and they did not strive
about that; and he named the name of it, Room,
saying, Because now the Lord has made room for
us, and has increased us upon the earth. 23 And
he went up thence to the well of the oath. 24 And
the Lord appeared to him in that night, and said,
I am the God of Abraam thy father; fear not, for I
am with thee, and I will bless thee, and multiply
thy seed for the sake of Abraam thy father. 25 And
he built there an altar, and called on the name
of the Lord, and there he pitched his tent, and
there the servants of Isaac dug a well in the
valley of Gerara. 26 And Abimelech came to him
from Gerara, and so did Ochozath his ‡ friend,
and Phichol the commander-in-chief of his army.
27
And Isaac said to them, Wherefore have ye come
to me? whereas ye hated me, and sent me away
from you. 28 And they said, We have surely seen
that the Lord was with thee, and we said, Let
there be an oath between us and thee, and we will
make a covenant with thee, 29 that thou shalt do
no wrong by us, as we have not abhorred thee,
and according as we have treated thee well, and
have sent thee forth peaceably; and now thou art
blessed of the Lord. 30 And he made a feast for
them, and they ate and drank. 31 And they arose
in the morning, and swore each to his neighbour;
and Isaac sent them forth, and they departed
from him in safety. 32 And it came to pass in that
day, that the servants of Isaac came and told him
of the well which they had dug; and they said, We
have not found water. 33 And he called it, Oath:
therefore he called the name of that city, the Well
of Oath, until this day. 34 And Esau was forty years
old; and he took to wife Judith the daughter of
Beoch the § Chettite, and Basemath, daughter of
Helon the Chettite. 35 And they were provoking to
Isaac and Rebecca.

27

And it came to pass after Isaac was old, that his
eyes were dimmed so that he could not see; and
he called Esau, his elder son, and said to him, My
son; and he said, Behold, I am here. 2 And he said,
Behold, I am grown old, and know not the day
of my death. 3 Now then take the weapons, both
thy quiver and thy bow, and go into the plain,
and get me venison, 4 and make me meats, as I
like them, and bring them to me that I may eat,
that my soul may bless thee, before I die. 5 And
Rebecca heard Isaac speaking to Esau his son;
1

‡ 26:26 q.d. he that gives away in marriage.

Genesis 27:27

and Esau went to the plain to procure venison
for his father. 6 And Rebecca said to Jacob her
younger son, Behold, I heard thy father speaking
to Esau thy brother, saying, 7 Bring me venison,
and prepare me meats, that I may eat and bless
thee before the Lord before I die. 8 Now then, my
son, hearken to me, as I command thee. 9 And
go to the cattle and take for me thence two kids,
tender and good, and I will make them meats for
thy father, as he likes. 10 And thou shalt bring
them in to thy father, and he shall eat, that thy
father may bless thee before he dies. 11 And Jacob
said to his mother Rebecca, Esau my brother is a
hairy man, and I a smooth man. 12 Peradventure
my father may feel me, and I shall be before him
as one ill-intentioned, and I shall bring upon me
a curse, and not a blessing. 13 And his mother said
to him, On me be thy curse, son; only hearken to
my voice, and go and bring them me. 14 So he went
and took and brought them to his mother; and
his mother made meats, as his father liked them.
15
And Rebecca having taken the fine raiment of
her elder son Esau which was with her in the
house, put it on Jacob her younger son. 16 And she
put on his arms the skins of the kids, and on the
bare parts of his neck. 17 And she gave the meats,
and the loaves which she had prepared, into the
hands of Jacob her son. 18 And he brought them to
his father, and said, Father; and he said, Behold
I am here; who art thou, son? 19 And Jacob said
to his father, I, Esau thy first-born, have done as
thou toldest me; rise, sit, and eat of my venison,
that thy soul may bless me. 20 And Isaac said to
his son, What is this which thou hast quickly
found? And he said, That which the Lord thy
God presented before me. 21 And Isaac said to
Jacob, Draw night to me, and I will feel thee,
son, if thou art my son Esau or not. 22 And Jacob
drew nigh to his father Isaac, and he felt him,
and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands
are the hands of Esau. 23 And he knew him not,
for his hands were as the hands of his brother
Esau, hairy; and he blessed him, 24 and he said, Art
thou my son Esau? and he said, I am. 25 And he
said, Bring hither, and I will eat of thy venison,
son, that my soul may bless thee; and he brought
it near to him, and he ate, and he brought him
wine, and he drank. 26 And Isaac his father said to
him, Draw nigh to me, and kiss me, son. 27 And
he drew nigh and kissed him, and smelled the
smell of his garments, and blessed him, and said,

§ 26:34 Alex. Hivite.

Genesis 27:28

22

Behold, the smell of my son is as the smell of
an abundant field, which the Lord has blessed.
28
And may God give thee of the dew of heaven,
and of the fatness of the earth, and abundance
of corn and wine. 29 And let nations serve thee,
and princes bow down to thee, and be thou lord
of thy brother, and the sons of thy father shall do
thee reverence; accursed is he that curses thee,
and blessed is he that blesses thee. 30 And it came
to pass after Isaac had ceased blessing his son
Jacob, it even came to pass, just when Jacob had
gone out from the presence of Isaac his father,
that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
31
And he also had made meats and brought them
to his father; and he said to his father, Let my
father arise and eat of his son's venison, that thy
soul may bless me. 32 And Isaac his father said to
him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy firstborn son Esau. 33 And Isaac was amazed with very
great amazement, and said, Who then is it that
has procured venison for me and brought it to
me? and I have eaten of all before thou camest,
and I have blessed him, and he shall be blessed.
34
And it came to pass when Esau heard the words
of his father Isaac, he cried out with a great and
very bitter cry, and said, Bless, I pray thee, me
also, father. 35 And he said to him, Thy brother has
come with subtlety, and taken thy blessing. 36 And
he said, Rightly was his name called Jacob, for lo!
this second time has he supplanted me; he has
both taken my birthright, and now he has taken
my blessing; and Esau said to his father, Hast thou
not left a blessing for me, father? 37 And Isaac
answered and said to Esau, If I have made him thy
lord, and have made all his brethren his servants,
and have strengthened him with corn and wine,
what then shall I do for thee, son? 38 And Esau
said to his father, Hast thou only one blessing,
father? Bless, I pray thee, me also, father. And *
Isaac being troubled, Esau cried aloud and wept.
39
And Isaac his father answered and said to him,
Behold, thy dwelling shall be of the fatness of
the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above.
40
And thou shalt live by thy sword, and shalt
serve thy brother; and there shall be a time when
thou shalt break and loosen his yoke from off thy
neck. 41 And Esau was angry with Jacob because
of the blessing, with which his father blessed
him; and Esau said in his mind, Let the days of
my father's mourning draw nigh, that I may slay
my brother Jacob. 42 And the words of Esau her
* 27:38 Heb. — Isaac being troubled.

Genesis 28:12

elder son were reported to Rebecca, and she sent
and called Jacob her younger son, and said to
him, Behold, Esau thy brother threatens thee to
kill thee. 43 Now then, my son, hear my voice,
and rise and depart quickly into Mesopotamia to
Laban my brother into Charran. 44 And dwell with
him certain days, until thy brother's anger 45 and
rage depart from thee, and he forget what thou
hast done to him; and I will send and fetch thee
thence, lest at any time I should be bereaved of
you both in one day. 46 And Rebecca said to Isaac,
I am weary of my life, because of the daughters of
the sons of Chet; if Jacob shall take a wife of the
daughters of this land, wherefore should I live?

28

And Isaac having called for Jacob, blessed
him, and charged him, saying, Thou shalt not
take a wife of the daughters of the Chananites.
2
Rise and depart quickly into Mesopotamia, to
the house of Bathuel the father of thy mother,
and take to thyself thence a wife of the daughters
of Laban thy mother's brother. 3 And may my God
bless thee, and increase thee, and multiply thee,
and thou shalt become gatherings of nations.
4
And may he give thee the blessing of my father
Abraam, even to thee and to thy seed after thee,
to inherit the land of thy sojourning, which God
gave to Abraam. 5 So Isaac sent away Jacob,
and he went into Mesopotamia to Laban the son
of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebecca
the mother of Jacob and Esau. 6 And Esau saw
that Isaac blessed Jacob, and sent him away to
Mesopotamia of Syria as he blessed him, to take
to himself a wife thence, and that he charged
him, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the
daughters of the Chananites; 7 and that Jacob
hearkened to his father and his mother, and went
to Mesopotamia of Syria. 8 And Esau also having
seen that the daughters of Chanaan were evil
before his father Isaac, 9 Esau went to Ismael, and
took Maeleth the daughter of Ismael, the son of
Abraam, the sister of Nabeoth, a wife in addition
to his other wives. 10 And Jacob went forth from
the well of the oath, and departed into Charrhan.
11
And came to a certain place and slept there, for
the sun had gone down; and he took one of the
stones of the place, and put it at his head, and
lay down to sleep in that place, 12 and dreamed,
and behold a ladder fixed on the earth, whose
top reached to heaven, and the angels of God

* 28:13 Gr. was established.

1

Genesis 28:13

23

ascended and descended on it. 13 And the Lord *
stood upon it, and said, I am the God of thy father
Abraam, and the God of Isaac; fear not, the land
on which thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to
thy seed. 14 And thy seed shall be as the sand of
the earth; and it shall spread abroad to the sea,
and the south, and the north, and to the east; and
in thee and in thy seed shall all the tribes of the
earth be blessed. 15 And behold I am with thee to
preserve thee continually in all the way wherein
thou shalt go; and I will bring thee back to this
land; for I will not desert thee, until I have done
all that I have said to thee. 16 And Jacob awaked
out of his sleep, and said, The Lord is in this place,
and I knew it not. 17 And he was afraid, and said,
How fearful is this place! this is none other than
the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
18
And Jacob rose up in the morning, and took the
stone † he had laid there by his head, and he set
it up as a pillar, and poured oil on the top of it.
19
And he called the name of that place, the House
of God; and the name of the city before was Ulamluz. 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If the Lord
God will be with me, and guard me throughout
on this journey, on which I am going, and give me
bread to eat, and raiment to put on, 21 and bring
me back in safety to the house of my father, then
shall the Lord be for a God to me. 22 And this stone,
which I have set up for a pillar, shall be to me a
house of God; and of all whatsoever thou shalt
give me, I will tithe a tenth for thee.

29

And Jacob * started and went to the land of the
east to Laban, the son of Bathuel the Syrian, and
the brother of Rebecca, mother of Jacob and Esau.
2
And he looks, and behold! a well in the plain; and
there were there three flocks of sheep resting at
it, for out of that well they watered the flocks, but
there was a great stone at the mouth of the well.
3
And there were all the flocks gathered, and they
used to roll away the stone from the mouth of
the well, and water the flocks, and set the stone
again in its place on the mouth of the well. 4 And
Jacob said to them, Brethren, whence are ye? and
they said, We are of Charrhan. 5 And he said to
them, Know ye Laban, the son of Nachor? and
they said, We do know him. 6 And he said to them,
Is he well? And they said, He is well. And behold
Rachel his daughter came with the sheep. 7 And
Jacob said, it is yet high day, it is not yet time
1

† 28:18 Lit. put under. See 1 Tim 3.15.

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that the flocks be gathered together; water ye the
flocks, and depart and feed them. 8 And they said,
We shall not be able, until all the shepherds be
gathered together, and they shall roll away the
stone from the mouth of the well, then we will
water the flocks. 9 While he was yet speaking to
them, behold, Rachel the daughter of Laban came
with her father's sheep, for she fed the sheep of
her father. 10 And it came to pass when Jacob
saw Rachel the daughter of Laban, his mother's
brother, and the sheep of Laban, his mother's
brother, that Jacob came and rolled away the
stone from the mouth of the well, and watered
the sheep of Laban, his mother's brother. 11 And
Jacob kissed Rachel, and cried with a loud voice
and wept. 12 And he told Rachel that he was
the near relative of her father, and the son of
Rebecca; and she ran and reported to her father
according to these words. 13 And it came to pass
when Laban heard the name of Jacob, his sister's
son, he ran to meet him, and embraced and kissed
him, and brought him into his house; and he told
Laban all these sayings. 14 And Laban said to him,
Thou art of my bones and of my flesh; and he
was with him a † full month. 15 And Laban said to
Jacob, Surely thou shalt not serve me for nothing,
because thou art my brother; tell me what thy
reward is to be. 16 Now Laban had two daughters,
the name of the elder was Lea, and the name of
the younger, Rachel. 17 And the eyes of Lea were
weak. But Rachel was beautiful in appearance,
and exceedingly fair in countenance. 18 And Jacob
loved Rachel, and said, I will serve thee seven
years for thy younger daughter Rachel. 19 And
Laban said to him, It is better that I should give
her to thee, than that I should give her to another
man; dwell with me. 20 And Jacob served for
Rachel seven years, and they were before him as
a few days, by reason of his loving her. 21 And
Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife, for my days
are fulfilled, that I may go in to her. 22 And Laban
gathered together all the men of the place, and
made a marriage-feast. 23 And it was even, and
he took his daughter Lea, and brought her in to
Jacob, and Jacob went in to her. 24 And Laban
gave to his daughter Lea, Zelpha his handmaid,
as a handmaid for her. 25 And it was morning,
and behold it was Lea; and Jacob said to Laban,
What is this that thou hast done to me? did I
not serve thee for Rachel? and wherefore hast
thou deceived me? 26 And Laban answered, It is

* 29:1 Gr. having lifted up his feet, went, etc.

† 29:14 Gr. month of days.

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24

not done thus in our country, to give the younger
before the elder. 27 Fulfil then her sevens, and I
will give to thee her also in return for thy labour,
which thou labourest with me, yet seven other
years. 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her sevens;
and Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to wife.
29
And Laban gave to his daughter his handmaid
Balla, for a handmaid to her. 30 And he went in
to Rachel; and he loved Rachel more than Lea;
and he served him seven other years. 31 And when
the Lord God saw that Lea was hated, he opened
her womb; but Rachel was barren. 32 And Lea
conceived and bore a son to Jacob; and she called
his name, Ruben; saying, Because the Lord has
looked on my humiliation, and has given me a
son, now then my husband will love me. 33 And
she conceived again, and bore a second son to
Jacob; and she said, Because the Lord has heard
that I am hated, he has given to me this one
also; and she called his name, Simeon. 34 And she
conceived yet again, and bore a son, and said, In
the present time my husband will be with me, for
I have born him three sons; therefore she called
his name, Levi. 35 And having conceived yet again,
she bore a son, and said, Now yet again this time
will I give thanks to the Lord; therefore she called
his name, Juda; and ceased bearing.

30

And Rachel having perceived that she bore
Jacob no children, was jealous of her sister; and
said to Jacob, Give me children; and if not, I shall
die. 2 And Jacob was angry with Rachel, and said
to her, Am I in the place of God, who has deprived
thee of the fruit of the womb? 3 And Rachel said
to Jacob, Behold my handmaid Balla, go in to her,
and she shall bear upon my knees, and I also shall
have children by her. 4 And she gave him Balla
her maid, for a wife to him; and Jacob went in
to her. 5 And Balla, Rachel's maid, conceived, and
bore Jacob a son. 6 And Rachel said, God has given
judgment for me, and hearkened to my voice,
and has given me a son; therefore she called his
name, Dan. 7 And Balla, Rachel's maid, conceived
yet again, and bore a second son to Jacob. 8 And
Rachel said, God has helped me, and I contended
with my sister and prevailed; and she called his
name, Nephthalim. 9 And Lea saw that she ceased
from bearing, and she took Zelpha her maid, and
gave her to Jacob for a wife; and he went in to
her. 10 And Zelpha the maid of Lea conceived, and
1

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bore Jacob a son. 11 And Lea said, It is happily:
and she called his name, Gad. 12 And Zelpha
the maid of Lea conceived yet again, and bore
Jacob a second son. 13 And Lea said, I am blessed,
for the women will pronounce me blessed; and
she called his name, Aser. 14 And Ruben went
in the day of barley-harvest, and found apples
of mandrakes in the field, and brought them
to his mother Lea; and Rachel said to Lea her
sister, Give me of thy son's mandrakes. 15 And
Lea said, Is it not enough for thee that thou hast
taken my husband, wilt thou also take my son's
mandrakes? And Rachel said, Not so: let him
lie with thee to-night for thy son's mandrakes.
16
And Jacob came in out of the field at even; and
Lea went forth to meet him, and said, Thou shalt
come in to me this day, for I have hired thee
for my son's mandrakes; and he lay with her
that night. 17 And God hearkened to Lea, and she
conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son. 18 And Lea
said, God has given me my reward, because I gave
my maid to my husband; and she called his name
Issachar, which is, Reward. 19 And Lea conceived
again, and bore Jacob a sixth son. 20 And Lea said,
God has given me a good gift in this time; my
husband will choose me, for I have born him six
sons: and she called his name, Zabulon. 21 And
after this she bore a daughter; and she called her
name, Dina. 22 And God remembered Rachel, and
God hearkened to her, and he opened her womb.
23
And she conceived, and bore Jacob a son; and
Rachel said, God has taken away my reproach.
24
And she called his name Joseph, saying, Let
God add to me another son. 25 And it came to
pass when Rachel had born Joseph, Jacob said
to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my
place and to my land. 26 Restore my wives and my
children, for whom I have served thee, that I may
depart, for thou knowest the service wherewith
I have served thee. 27 And Laban said to him, If
I have found grace in thy sight, * I would augur
well, for the Lord has blessed me at thy coming
in. 28 Appoint † me thy wages, and I will give them.
29
And Jacob said, Thou knowest in what things I
have served thee, and how many cattle of thine
are with me. 30 For it was little thou hadst before
my time, and it is increased to a multitude, and
the Lord God has blessed thee ‡ since my coming;
now then, when shall I set up also my own house?
31
And Laban said to him, What shall I give thee?
and Jacob said to him, Thou shalt not give me

* 30:27 Stay thou, perhaps understood. Heb. I have argued that, etc.
but Gr. and Heb. literally, at my foot.

† 30:28 Lit. thy wages to or with me.

‡ 30:30 So A.V.

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Genesis 31:18

anything; if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will
again tend thy flocks and keep them. 32 Let all thy
sheep pass by to-day, and separate thence every
grey sheep among the rams, and every one that is
speckled and spotted among the goats—this shall
be my reward. 33 And my righteousness shall §
answer for me on the morrow, for it is my reward
before thee: whatever shall not be spotted and
speckled among the goats, and grey among the
rams, shall be stolen with me. 34 And Laban said
to him, Let it be according to thy word. 35 And he
separated in that day the spotted and speckled
he-goats, and all the spotted and speckled shegoats, and all that was grey among the rams, and
every one that was white among them, and he
gave them into the hand of his sons. 36 And he
set a distance of a three days' journey between
them ** and Jacob. And Jacob tended the cattle
of Laban that were left behind. 37 And Jacob took
to himself green rods of storax tree and walnut
and plane-tree; and Jacob peeled in them white
stripes; and as †† he drew off the green, the white
stripe which he had made appeared alternate on
the rods. 38 And he laid the rods which he had
peeled, in the hollows of the watering-troughs,
that whensoever the cattle should come to drink,
as they should have come to drink before the
rods, the cattle might conceive at the rods. 39 So
the cattle conceived at the rods, and the cattle
brought forth young speckled, and streaked and
spotted with ash-coloured spots. 40 And Jacob
separated the lambs, and set before the sheep a
speckled ram, and every variegated one among
the lambs, and he separated flocks for himself
alone, and did not mingle them with the sheep of
Laban. 41 And it came to pass in the time wherein
the cattle became pregnant, conceiving in the
belly, Jacob put the rods before the cattle in the
troughs, that they might conceive by the rods.
‡‡ 42 But he did not put them in indiscriminately
whenever the cattle happened to bring forth,
but the unmarked ones were Laban's, and the
marked ones were Jacob's. 43 And the man became
very rich, and he had many cattle, and oxen, and
servants, and maid-servants, and camels, and
asses.

Laban, saying, Jacob has taken all that was our father's, and of our father's property has he gotten
all this glory. 2 And Jacob saw the countenance
of Laban, and behold it was not toward him as
* before. 3 And the Lord said to Jacob, Return to
the land of thy father, and to thy family, and I
will be with thee. 4 And Jacob sent and called Lea
and Rachel to the plain where the flocks were.
5
And he said to them, I see the face of your father,
that it is not toward me as before, but the God
of my father was with me. 6 And ye too know
that with all my might I have served your father.
7
But your father deceived me, and changed my
wages for the ten lambs, yet God gave him not
power to hurt me. 8 If he should say thus, The
speckled shall be thy reward, then all the cattle
would bear speckled; and if he should say, The
white shall be thy reward, then would all the
cattle bear white. 9 So God has taken away all the
cattle of your father, and given them to me. 10 And
it came to pass when the cattle conceived and
were with young, that I beheld with mine eyes
in sleep, and behold the he-goats and the rams
leaping on the sheep and the she-goats, speckled
and variegated and spotted with ash-coloured
spots. 11 And the angel of God said to me † in a
dream, Jacob; and I said, What is it? 12 And he said,
Look up with thine eyes, and behold the he-goats
and the rams leaping on the sheep and the shegoats, speckled and variegated and spotted with
ash-coloured spots; for I have seen all things that
Laban does to thee. 13 I am God that appeared to
thee in the place of God where thou anointedst a
pillar to me, and vowedst to me there a vow; now
then arise and depart out of this land, depart into
the land of thy nativity, and I will be with thee.
14
And Rachel and Lea answered and said to him,
Have we yet a part or inheritance in the house
of our father? 15 Are we not considered strangers
by him? for he has sold us, and quite devoured
our money. 16 All the wealth and the glory which
God has taken from our father, it shall be our's
and our children's; now then do whatsoever God
has said to thee. 17 And Jacob arose and took his
wives and his children up on the camels; 18 and
he took away all his possessions and all his store,
which he had gotten in Mesopotamia, and all that
31
1
And Jacob heard the words of the sons of belonged to him, to depart to Isaac his father

§ 30:33 Hearken to or obey me.
** 30:36 Gr. and between. Hebraism.
†† 30:37 Apparently the nom. absol.
‡‡ 30:41 The
meaning of the Hebrew seems to be, when the cattle were weak from any cause. The LXX. by assigning the yeaning time as the cause,
* 31:2 Gr. yesterday and the day before. Hebraism.
have obscured the passage. Of course Jacob would not put them in then.
† 31:11 Lit. in sleep.

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in the land of Chanaan. 19 And Laban went to
shear his sheep; and Rachel stole her father's
images. 20 And Jacob hid the matter from Laban the
Syrian, so as not to tell him that he ran away.
21
And he departed himself and all that belonged
to him, and passed over the river, and went into
the mountain Galaad. 22 But it was told Laban the
Syrian on the third day, that Jacob was fled. 23 And
having taken his brethren with him, he pursued
after him seven days' journey, and overtook him
on Mount Galaad. 24 And God came to Laban
the Syrian in sleep by night, and said to him,
Take heed to thyself that thou speak not at any
time to Jacob evil things. 25 And Laban overtook
Jacob; and Jacob pitched his tent in the mountain;
and Laban stationed his brothers in the mount
Galaad. 26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou
done? wherefore didst thou run away secretly,
and pillage me, and lead away my daughters as
captives taken with the sword? 27 Whereas if thou
hadst told me, I would have sent thee away with
mirth, and with songs, and timbrels, and harp.
28
And I was not counted worthy to embrace my
children and my daughters; now then thou hast
wrought foolishly. 29 And now my hand has power
to hurt thee; but the God of thy father spoke to
me yesterday, saying, Take heed to thyself that
thou speak not evil words to Jacob. 30 Now then
go on thy way, for thou hast earnestly desired
to depart to the house of thy father; wherefore
hast thou stolen my gods? 31 And Jacob answered
and said to Laban, Because I was afraid; for I
said, Lest at any time thou shouldest take away
thy daughters from me, and all my possessions.
32
And Jacob said, With whomsoever thou shalt
find thy gods, he shall not live in the presence
of our brethren; take notice of what I have of thy
property, and take it; and he observed nothing
with him, but Jacob knew not that his wife Rachel
had stolen them. 33 And Laban went in and
searched in the house of Lea, and found them not;
and he went out of the house of Lea, and searched
in the house of Jacob, and in the house of the two
maid-servants, and found them not; and he went
also into the house of Rachel. 34 And Rachel took
the idols, and cast them among the camel's packs,
and sat upon them. 35 And she said to her father,
Be not indignant, Sir; I cannot rise up before
thee, for it is with me according to the manner
of women. Laban searched in all the house, and
found not the images. 36 And Jacob was angry,
and strove with Laban; and Jacob answered and
said to Laban, What is my injustice, and what

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my sin, that thou hast pursued after me, 37 and
that thou hast searched all the furniture of my
house? what hast thou found of all the furniture
of thine house? set it here between thy relations
and my relations, and let them decide between us
two. 38 These twenty years have I been with thee;
thy sheep, and thy she-goats have not failed in
bearing; I devoured not the rams of thy cattle.
39
That which was taken of beasts I brought not
to thee; I made good of myself the thefts of the
day, and the thefts of the night. 40 I was parched
with heat by day, and chilled with frost by night,
and my sleep departed from my eyes. 41 These
twenty years have I been in thy house; I served
thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and
six years among thy sheep, and thou didst falsely
rate my wages for ten lambs. 42 Unless I had the
God of my father Abraam, and the fear of Isaac,
now thou wouldest have sent me away empty;
God saw my humiliation, and the labour of my
hands, and rebuked thee yesterday. 43 And Laban
answered and said to Jacob, The daughters are
my daughters, and the sons my sons, and the
cattle are my cattle, and all things which thou
seest are mine, and the property of my daughters;
what shall I do to them to-day, or their children
which they bore? 44 Now then come, let me make
a covenant, both I and thou, and it shall be for
a witness between me and thee; and he said to
him, Behold, there is no one with us; behold, God
is witness between me and thee. 45 And Jacob
having taken a stone, set it up for a pillar. 46 And
Jacob said to his brethren, Gather stones; and
they gathered stones and made a heap, and ate
there upon the heap; and Laban said to him,
This heap witnesses between me and thee to-day.
47
And Laban called it, the Heap of Testimony; and
Jacob called it, the Witness Heap. 48 And Laban
said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and the pillar,
which I have set between me and thee; this heap
witnesses, and this pillar witnesses; therefore
its name was called, the Heap witnesses. 49 And
the vision of which he said—Let God look to it
between me and thee, because we are about to
depart from each other, — 50 If thou shalt humble
my daughters, if thou shouldest take wives in
addition to my daughters, see, there is no one
with us looking on. God is witness between me
and thee. 51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold,
this heap, and this pillar are a witness. 52 For
if I should not cross over unto thee, neither
shouldest thou cross over to me, for mischief

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beyond this heap and this pillar. 53 The God of
Abraam and the God of Nachor judge between us;
and Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac.
54
And he offered a sacrifice in the mountain, and
called his brethren, and they ate and drank, and
slept in the mountain. 55 And Laban rose up in the
morning, and kissed his sons and his daughters,
and blessed them; and Laban having turned back,
departed to his place.

32

And Jacob departed for his journey; and having looked up, he saw the * host of God encamped;
and the angels of God met him. 2 And Jacob said,
when he saw them, This is the Camp of God; and
he called the name of that place, Encampments.
3
And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau
his brother to the land of Seir, to the country of
Edom. 4 And he charged them, saying, Thus shall
ye say to my lord Esau: Thus saith thy servant
Jacob; I have sojourned with Laban and tarried
until now. 5 And there were born to me oxen, and
asses, and sheep, and men-servants and womenservants; and I sent to tell my lord Esau, that thy
servant might find grace in thy sight. 6 And the
messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came
to thy brother Esau, and lo! he comes to meet
thee, and four hundred men with him. 7 And
Jacob was greatly terrified, and was perplexed;
and he divided the people that was with him, and
the cows, and the camels, and the sheep, into two
camps. 8 And Jacob said, If Esau should come to
one camp, and smite it, the other camp shall be in
safety. 9 And Jacob said, God of my father Abraam,
and God of my father Isaac, O Lord, thou art he
that said to me, Depart quickly to the land of thy
birth, and I will do thee good. 10 Let there be to
me a sufficiency of all the justice and all the truth
which thou hast wrought with thy servant; for
with this my staff I passed over this Jordan, and
now I am become two camps. 11 Deliver me from
the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau,
for I am afraid of him, lest haply he should come
and smite me, and the mother upon the children.
12
But thou saidst, I will do thee good, and will
make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which shall
not be numbered for multitude. 13 And he slept
there that night, and took of the gifts which he
carried with him, and sent out to Esau his brother,
14
two hundred she-goats, twenty he-goats, two
hundred sheep, twenty rams, 15 milch camels, and
1

* 32:1 Gr. camp

† 32:20 Gr. my face.

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their foals, thirty, forty kine, ten bulls, twenty
asses, and ten colts. 16 And he gave them to
his servants each drove apart; and he said to
his servants, Go on before me, and put a space
between drove and drove. 17 And he charged
the first, saying, If Esau my brother meet thee,
and he ask thee, saying, Whose art thou? and
whither wouldest thou go, and whose are these
possessions advancing before thee? 18 Thou shalt
say, Thy servant Jacob's; he hath sent gifts to
my lord Esau, and lo! he is behind us. 19 And he
charged the first and the second and the third,
and all that went before him after these flocks,
saying, Thus shall ye speak to Esau when ye find
him; 20 and ye shall say, Behold thy servant Jacob
comes after us. For he said, I will propitiate
his countenance with the gifts going before his
presence, and afterwards I will behold his face,
for peradventure he will accept † me. 21 So the
presents went on before him, but he himself
lodged that night in the camp. 22 And he rose
up in that night, and took his two wives and
his two servant-maids, and his eleven children,
and crossed over the ford of Jaboch. 23 And he
took them, and passed over the torrent, and
brought over all his possessions. 24 And Jacob was
left alone; and a man wrestled with him till the
morning. 25 And he saw that he prevailed not
against him; and he touched the broad part of
his thigh, and the broad part of Jacob's thigh was
benumbed in his wrestling with him. 26 And he
said to him, Let me go, for the day has dawned;
but he said, I will not let thee go, except thou
bless me. 27 And he said to him, What is thy name?
and he answered, Jacob. 28 And he said to him, Thy
name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel
shall be thy name; for thou hast prevailed with
God, and shalt be mighty with men. 29 And Jacob
asked and said, Tell me thy name; and he said,
Wherefore dost thou ask after my name? and he
blessed him there. 30 And Jacob called the name of
that place, the Face of God; for, said he, I have seen
God face to face, and my life was preserved. 31 And
the sun rose upon him, when he passed the Face
of God; and he halted upon his thigh. 32 Therefore
the children of Israel will by no means eat of
the sinew which was benumbed, which is on the
broad part of the thigh, until this day, because the
angel touched the broad part of the thigh of Jacob
—even the sinew which was benumbed.

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33

28

And Jacob * lifted up his eyes, and beheld, and
lo! Esau his brother coming, and four hundred
men with him; and Jacob divided the children
to Lea and to Rachel, and the two handmaidens.
2
And he put the two handmaidens and their
children with the first, and Lea and her children
behind, and Rachel and Joseph last. 3 But he
advanced himself before them, and did reverence
to the ground seven times, until he drew near to
his brother. 4 And Esau ran on to meet him, and
embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed
him; and they both wept. 5 And Esau looked
up and saw the women and the children, and
said, What are these to thee? And he said, The
children with which God has mercifully blessed
thy servant. 6 And the maid-servants and their
children drew near and did reverence. 7 And Lea
and her children drew near and did reverence;
and after this drew near Rachel and Joseph, and
did reverence. 8 And he said, What are these
things to thee, all these companies that I have
met? And he said, That thy servant might find
grace in thy sight, my lord. 9 And Esau said, I
have much, my brother; keep thine own. 10 And
Jacob said, If I have found grace in thy sight,
receive the gifts through my hands; therefore
have I seen thy face, as if any one should see
the face of God, and thou shalt be well-pleased
with me. 11 Receive my blessings, which I have
brought thee, because God has had mercy on me,
and I have all things; and he constrained him,
and he took them. 12 And he said, Let us depart,
and proceed right onward. 13 And he said to him,
My lord knows, that the children are very tender,
and the flocks and the herds with me are with
young; if then I shall drive them hard one day,
all the cattle will die. 14 Let my lord go on before
his servant, and I shall have strength on the road
according to the ease of the journey before me,
and according to the † strength of the children,
until I come to my lord to Seir. 15 And Esau said,
I will leave with thee some of the people who
are with me. And he said, Why so? it is enough
that I have found favour before thee, my lord.
16
And Esau returned on that day on his journey
to Seir. 17 And Jacob departs to his tents; and he
made for himself there habitations, and for his
cattle he made booths; therefore he called the
name of that place, Booths. 18 And Jacob came to
1

* 33:1 Gr. looked up with.
† 33:14 Gr. foot.
is a mere mistake. So Bos and P. Junius thought.
damsel — to her. A literal version of the Hebrew.

Genesis 34:15
Salem, a city of Secima, which is in the land of
Chanaan, when he departed out of Mesopotamia
of Syria, and ‡ took up a position in front of the
city. 19 And he bought the portion of the field,
where he pitched his tent, of Emmor the father
of Sychem, for a hundred lambs. 20 And he set up
there an altar, and called on the God of Israel.

34

And Dina, the daughter of Lea, whom she bore
to Jacob, went forth to observe the daughters of
the inhabitants. 2 And Sychem the son of Emmor
the * Evite, the ruler of the land, saw her, and took
her and lay with her, and humbled her. 3 And he
was attached to the soul of Dina the daughter of
Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and he spoke †
kindly to the damsel. 4 Sychem spoke to Emmor
his father, saying, Take for me this damsel to
wife. 5 And Jacob heard that the son of Emmor had
defiled Dina his daughter (now his sons were with
his cattle in the plain). And Jacob was silent until
they came. 6 And Emmor the father of Sychem
went forth to Jacob, to speak to him. 7 And the
sons of Jacob came from the plain; and when they
heard, the men were deeply pained, and it was
very grievous to them, because the man wrought
folly in Israel, having lain with the daughter of
Jacob, and so it ‡ must not be. 8 And Emmor spoke
to them, saying, Sychem my son has chosen in
his heart your daughter; give her therefore to
him for a wife, 9 and intermarry with us. Give us
your daughters, and take our daughters for your
sons. 10 And dwell in the midst of us; and, behold,
the land is spacious before you, dwell in it, and
trade, and get possessions in it. 11 And Sychem
said to her father and to her brothers, I would
find grace before you, and we will give whatever
ye shall name. 12 Multiply your demand of dowry
very much, and I will give accordingly as ye shall
say to me, only ye shall give me this damsel for a
wife. 13 And the sons of Jacob answered to Sychem
and Emmor his father craftily, and spoke to them,
because they had defiled Dina their sister. 14 And
Symeon and Levi, the brothers of Dina, said to
them, We shall not be able to do this thing, to
give our sister to a man who is uncircumcised, for
it is a reproach to us. 15 Only on these terms will
we conform to you, and dwell among you, if ye
1

‡ 33:18 Or, pitched his tent. Alex. παρενέβαλε, for which probably παρενέλαβε
* 34:2 Alex. the chorrhæan.
† 34:3 Lit. spoke according to the heart of the
‡ 34:7 Lit. shall not be.

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also will be as we are, in that every male of you
be circumcised. 16 And we will give our daughters
to you, and we will take of your daughters for
wives to us, and we will dwell with you, and we
will be as one race. 17 But if ye will not hearken to
us to be circumcised, we will take our daughter
and depart. 18 And the words pleased Emmor,
and Sychem the son of Emmor. 19 And the young
man delayed not to do this § thing, for he was
much attached to Jacob's daughter, and he was
the most honourable of all in his father's house.
20
And Emmor and Sychem his son came to the
gate of their city, and spoke to the men of their
city, saying, 21 These men are peaceable, let them
dwell with us upon the land, and let them trade in
it, and behold the land is extensive before them;
we will take their daughters to us for wives, and
we will give them our daughters. 22 Only on these
terms will the men conform to us to dwell with
us so as to be one people, if every male of us be
circumcised, as they also are circumcised. 23 And
shall not their cattle and their ** herds, and their
possessions, be ours? only in this let us conform
to them, and they will dwell with us. 24 And all
that went in at the gate of their city hearkened
to Emmor and Sychem his son, and they were
circumcised in the flesh of their foreskin every
male. 25 And it came to pass on the third day,
when they were in pain, the two sons of Jacob,
Symeon and Levi, Dina's brethren, took each man
his sword, and came upon the city securely, and
slew every male. 26 And they slew Emmor and
Sychem his son with the edge of the sword, and
took Dina out of the house of Sychem, and went
forth. 27 But the sons of Jacob came upon the
†† wounded, and ravaged the city wherein they
had defiled Dina their sister. 28 And their sheep,
and their oxen, and their asses they took, and all
things whatsoever were in the city, and whatsoever were in the plain. 29 And they took captive all
the persons of them, and all their store, and their
wives, and plundered both whatever things there
were in the city, and whatever things there were
in the houses. 30 And Jacob said to Symeon and
Levi, Ye have made me hateful so that I should be
evil to all the inhabitants of the land, both among
the Chananites and the Pherezites, and I am few
in number; they will gather themselves against
me and cut me in pieces, and I shall be utterly

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destroyed, and my house. 31 And they said, Nay,
but shall they treat our sister as an harlot?

35

And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to the
place, Baethel, and dwell there; and make there
an altar to the God that appeared to thee, when
thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
2
And Jacob said to his house, and to all that were
with him, Remove the strange gods that are with
you from the midst of you, and purify yourselves,
and change your clothes. 3 And let us rise and go
up to Baethel, and let us there make an alter to
God who hearkened to me in the day of calamity,
who was with me, and preserved me throughout
in the journey, by which I went. 4 And they gave
to Jacob the strange gods, which were in their
hands, and the ear-rings which were in their
ears, and Jacob hid them under the turpentine
tree which is in Secima, and * destroyed them to
this day. 5 So Israel departed from Secima, and
the fear of God was upon the cities round about
them, and they did not pursue after the children
of Israel. 6 And Jacob came to Luza, which is in
the land of Chanaan, which is Baethel, he and all
the people that were with him. 7 And he built
there an altar, and called the name of the place
Baethel; for there God appeared to him, when
he fled from the face of his brother Esau. 8 And
Deborrha, Rebecca's nurse, died, and was buried
below Baethel under the oak; and Jacob called its
name, The Oak of Mourning. 9 And God appeared
to Jacob once more in Luza, when he came out
of Mesopotamia of Syria, and God blessed him.
10
And God said to him, Thy name shall not be
called Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name; and he
called his name Israel. 11 And God said to him, I am
thy God; increase and multiply; for nations and
gatherings of nations shall be of thee, and kings
shall come out of thy loins. 12 And the land which I
gave to Abraam and Isaac, I have given it to thee;
and it shall come to pass that I will give this land
also to thy seed after thee. 13 And God went up
from him from the place where he spoke with
him. 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where
God spoke with him, even a pillar of stone; and
offered a libation upon it, and poured oil upon
it. 15 And Jacob called the name of the place in
which God spoke with him, Baethel. 16 † [And Jacob
1

§ 34:19 Gr. word.
** 34:23 Gr. quadrupeds.
†† 34:27 Or, slain, which seems frequently the sense in LXX.
† 35:16 Note. — The words between brackets form the 21st verse of this chapter in the Hebrew.

* 35:4 Or, lost.

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removed from Baethel, and pitched his tent beyond
the tower of Gader,] and it came to pass when he
drew nigh to Chabratha, to enter into Ephratha,
Rachel travailed; and in her travail she was in
hard labour. 17 And it came to pass in her hard
labour, that the midwife said to her, Be of good
courage, for thou shalt also have this son. 18 And
it came to pass in her giving up the ghost (for she
was dying), that she called his name, The son of
my pain; but his father called his name Benjamin.
19
So Rachel died, and was buried in the way of
the course of Ephratha, this is Bethleem. 20 And
Jacob set up a pillar on her tomb; this is the pillar
on the tomb of Rachel, until this day. 21 And it
came to pass when Israel dwelt in that land, that
Ruben went and lay with Balla, the concubine of
his father Jacob; and Israel heard, and the thing
appeared grievous before him. 22 And the sons
of Jacob were twelve. 23 The sons of Lea, the
first-born of Jacob; Ruben, Symeon, Levi, Judas,
Issachar, Zabulon. 24 And the sons of Rachel;
Joseph and Benjamin. 25 And the sons of Balla, the
hand-maid of Rachel; Dan and Nephthalim. 26 And
the sons of Zelpha, the hand-maid of Lea; Gad and
Aser. These are the sons of Jacob, which were
born to him in Mesopotamia of Syria. 27 And Jacob
came to Isaac his father to Mambre, to a city of
the plain; this is Chebron in the land of Chanaan,
where Abraam and Isaac sojourned. 28 And the
days of Isaac which he lived were an hundred and
eighty years. 29 And Isaac gave up the ghost and
died, and was laid to his family, old and full of
days; and Esau and Jacob his sons buried him.

36

And these are the generations of Esau; this is
Edom. 2 And Esau took to himself wives of the
daughters of the Chananites; Ada, the daughter
of Aelom the Chettite; and Olibema, daughter of
Ana the son of Sebegon, the Evite; 3 and Basemath,
daughter of Ismael, sister of Nabaioth. 4 And Ada
bore to him Eliphas; and Basemath bore Raguel.
5
And Olibema bore Jeus, and Jeglom, and Core;
these are the sons of Esau, which were born to
him in the land of Chanaan. 6 And Esau took his
wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all
the persons of his house, and all his possessions,
and all his cattle, and all that he had got, and all
things whatsoever he had acquired in the land of
Chanaan; and Esau went forth from the land of
Chanaan, from the face of his brother Jacob. 7 For
their substance was too great for them to dwell
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together; and the land of their sojourning could
not bear them, because of the abundance of their
possessions. 8 And Esau dwelt in mount Seir; Esau,
he is Edom. 9 And these are the generations of
Esau, the father of Edom in the mount Seir. 10 And
these are the names of the sons of Esau. Eliphas,
the son of Ada, the wife of Esau; and Raguel, the
son of Basemath, wife of Esau. 11 And the sons of
Eliphas were Thaeman, Omar, Sophar, Gothom,
and Kenez. 12 And Thamna was a concubine of
Eliphaz, the son of Esau; and she bore Amalec
to Eliphas. These are the sons of Ada, the wife
of Esau. 13 And these are the sons of Raguel;
Nachoth, Zare, Some, and Moze. These were the
sons of Basemath, wife of Esau. 14 And these are
the sons of Olibema, the daughter of Ana, the
son of Sebegon, the wife of Esau; and she bore
to Esau, Jeus, and Jeglom, and Core. 15 These are
the chiefs of the son of Esau, even the sons of
Eliphas, the first-born of Esau; chief Thaeman,
chief Omar, chief Sophar, chief Kenez, 16 chief
Core, chief Gothom, chief Amalec. These are the
chiefs of Eliphas, in the land of Edom; these are
the sons of Ada. 17 And these are the sons of
Raguel, the son of Esau; chief Nachoth, chief Zare,
chief Some, chief Moze. These are the chiefs of
Raguel, in the land of Edom; these are the sons of
Basemath, wife of Esau. 18 And these are the sons
of Olibema, wife of Esau; chief Jeus, chief Jeglom,
chief Core. These are the chiefs of Olibema,
daughter of Ana, wife of Esau. 19 These are the sons
of Esau, and these are the chiefs; these are the
sons of Edom. 20 And these are the sons of Seir, the
Chorrhite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, Sobal,
Sebegon, Ana, 21 and Deson, and Asar, and Rison.
These are the chiefs of the Chorrhite, the son
of Seir, in the land of Edom. 22 And the sons of
Lotan were Chorrhi and Haeman; and the sister of
Lotan, Thamna. 23 And these are the sons of Sobal;
Golam, and Manachath, and Gaebel, and Sophar,
and Omar. 24 And these are the sons of Sebegon;
Aie, and Ana; this is the Ana who found Jamin
in the wilderness, when he tended the beasts of
his father Sebegon. 25 And these are the sons of
Ana; Deson—and Olibema was daughter of Ana.
26
And these are the sons of Deson; Amada, and
Asban, and Ithran, and Charrhan. 27 And these are
the sons of Asar; Balaam, and Zucam, and Jucam.
28
And these are the sons of Rison; Hos, and Aran.
29
And these are the chiefs of Chorri; chief Lotan,
chief Sobal, chief Sebegon, chief Ana, 30 chief
Deson, chief Asar, chief Rison. These are the
chiefs of Chorri, in their principalities in the land
of Edom. 31 these are the kings which reigned in
Edom, before a king reigned in Israel. 32 And Balac,

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31

son of Beor, reigned in Edom; and the name of his
city was Dennaba. 33 And Balac died; and Jobab,
son of Zara, from Bosorrha reigned in his stead.
34
And Jobab died; and Asom, from the land of the
Thaemanites, reigned in his stead. 35 And Asom
died; and Adad son of Barad, who cut off Madiam
in the plain of Moab, ruled in his stead; and the
name of his city was Getthaim. 36 And Adad died;
and Samada of Massecca reigned in his stead.
37
Samada died; and Saul of Rhooboth by the
river reigned in his stead. 38 And Saul died; and
Ballenon the son of Achobor reigned in his stead.
39
And Ballenon the son of Achobor died; and Arad
the son of Barad reigned in his stead; and the
name of his city was Phogor; and the name of
his wife was Metebeel, daughter of Matraith, son
of Maizoob. 40 These are the names of the chiefs
of Esau, in their tribes, according to their place,
in their countries, and in their nations; chief
Thamna, chief Gola, chief Jether, 41 chief Olibema,
chief Helas, chief Phinon, 42 chief Kenez, chief
Thaeman, chief Mazar, 43 chief Magediel, chief
Zaphoin. These are the chiefs of Edom in their
dwelling-places in the land of their possession;
this is Esau, the father of Edom. 44 And Jacob dwelt
in the land where his father sojourned, in the
land of Chanaan.

37

And these are the generations of Jacob.
And Joseph was seventeen years old, feeding
the sheep of his father with his brethren, being
young; with the sons of Balla, and with the
sons of Zelpha, the wives of his father; * and
Joseph brought to Israel their father their evil
reproach. 3 And Jacob loved Joseph more than
all his sons, because he was to him the son of
old age; and he made for him a coat of many
colours. 4 And his brethren having seen that his
father loved him more than all his sons, hated
him, and could not speak anything peaceable to
him. 5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and reported
it to his brethren. 6 And he said to them, Hear
this dream which I have dreamed. 7 I thought ye
were binding sheaves in the middle of the field,
and my sheaf stood up and was erected, and your
sheaves turned round, and did obeisance to my
sheaf. 8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou
indeed reign over us, or shalt thou indeed be lord
over us? And they hated him still more for his
dreams and for his words. 9 And he † dreamed
1-2

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another dream, and related it to his father, and
to his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed
another dream: as it were the sun, and the moon,
and the eleven stars did me reverence. 10 And
his father rebuked him, and said to him, What
is this dream which thou hast dreamed? shall
indeed both I and thy mother and thy brethren
come and bow before thee to the earth? 11 And
his brethren envied him; but his father observed
the saying. 12 And his brethren went to feed the
sheep of their father to Sychem. 13 And Israel said
to Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed their flock in
Sychem? Come, I will send thee to them; and he
said to him, Behold, I am here. 14 And Israel said
to him, Go and see if thy brethren and the sheep
are well, and bring me word; and he sent him out
of the valley of Chebron, and he came to Sychem.
15
And a man found him wandering in the field;
and the man asked him, saying, What seekest
thou? 16 And he said, I am seeking my brethren;
tell me where they feed their flocks. 17 And the
man said to him, They have departed hence, for
I heard them saying, Let us go to Dothaim; and
Joseph went after his brethren, and found them
in Dothaim. 18 And they spied him from a distance
before he drew nigh to them, and they wickedly
took counsel to slay him. 19 And each said to his
brother, Behold, that dreamer comes. 20 Now then
come, let us kill him, and cast him into one of
the pits; and we will say, An evil wild beast has
devoured him; and we shall see what his dreams
will be. 21 And Ruben having heard it, rescued him
out of their hands, and said, Let us not ‡ kill him.
22
And Ruben said to them, Shed not blood; cast
him into one of these pits in the wilderness, but
do not lay your hands upon him; that he might
rescue him out of their hands, and restore him
to his father. 23 And it came to pass, when Joseph
came to his brethren, that they stripped Joseph
of his many-coloured coat that was upon him.
24
And they took him and cast him into the pit; and
the pit was empty, it had not water. 25 And they
sat down to eat bread; and having lifted up their
eyes they beheld, and lo, Ismaelitish travellers
came from Galaad, and their camels were heavily
loaded with spices, and resin, and § myrrh; and
they went to bring them to Egypt. 26 And Judas
said to his brethren, What profit is it if we slay
our brother, and conceal his blood? 27 Come, let
us sell him to these Ismaelites, but let not our
hands be upon him, because he is our brother

* 37:1-2 Or, according to some copies, they brought an evil report of Joseph, etc.
§ 37:25 Gr. stacte.
life.

† 37:9 Gr. saw.

‡ 37:21 Gr. smite him to the

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and our flesh; and his brethren hearkened. 28 And
the men, the merchants of Madian, went by, and
they drew and lifted Joseph out of the pit, and
sold Joseph to the Ismaelites for twenty pieces of
gold; and they brought Joseph down into Egypt.
29
And Ruben returned to the pit, and sees not
Joseph in the pit; and he rent his garments. 30 And
he returned to his brethren and said, The boy
is not; and I, whither am I yet to go? 31 And
having taken the coat of Joseph, they slew a kid
of the goats, and stained the coat with the blood.
32
And they sent the coat of many colours; and
they brought it to their father, and said, This
have we found; know if it be thy son's coat or
no. And he recognised it, and said, It is my
son's coat, an evil wild beast has devoured him;
a wild beast has carried off Joseph. 33 And Jacob
rent his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins,
and mourned for his son many days. 34 And all
his sons and his daughters gathered themselves
together, and came to comfort him; but he would
not be comforted, saying, I will go down to my
son mourning to Hades; and his father wept for
him. 35 And the Madianites sold Joseph into Egypt;
to Petephres, the eunuch of Pharao, captain of
the guard.

38

And it came to pass at that time that Judas
went down from his brethren, and came as far
as to a certain man of Odollam, whose name was
Iras. 2 And Judas saw there the daughter of a
Chananitish man, whose name was Sava; and he
took her, and went in to her. 3 And she conceived
and bore a son, and called his name, Er. 4 And
she conceived and bore a son again; and called
his name, Aunan. 5 And she again bore a son; and
called his name, Selom: and she was in Chasbi
when she bore them. 6 And Judas took a wife for
Er his first-born, whose name was Thamar. 7 And
Er, the first-born of Judas, was wicked before the
Lord; and God killed him. 8 And Judas said to
Aunan, Go in to thy brother's wife, and marry
her as her brother-in-law, and raise up seed to
thy brother. 9 And Aunan, knowing that the seed
should not be his—it came to pass when he went
in to his brother's wife, that he spilled it upon
the ground, so that he should not give seed to his
brother's wife. 10 And his doing this appeared evil
before God; and he slew him also. 11 And Judas said
to Thamar, his daughter-in-law, Sit thou a widow
in the house of thy father-in-law, until Selom my
son be grown; for he said, lest he also die as his
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brethren; and Thamar departed, and sat in the
house of her father. 12 And the days were fulfilled,
and Sava the wife of Judas died; and Judas, being
comforted, went to them that sheared his sheep,
himself and Iras his Shepherd the Odollamite, to
Thamna. 13 And it was told Thamar his daughterin-law, saying, Behold, thy father-in-law goeth
up to Thamna, to shear his sheep. 14 And having
taken off the garments of her widowhood from
her, she put on a veil, and ornamented her face,
and sat by the gates of Aenan, which is in the way
to Thamna, for she saw that Selom was grown;
but he gave her not to him for a wife. 15 And when
Judas saw her, he thought her to be a harlot;
for she covered her face, and he knew her not.
16
And he went out of his way to her, and said
to her, Let me come in to thee; for he knew not
that she was his daughter-in-law; and she said,
What wilt thou give me if thou shouldest come
in to me? 17 And he said, I will send thee a kid
of the goats from my flock; and she said, Well, if
thou wilt give me an earnest, until thou send it.
18
And he said, What is the earnest that I shall give
thee? and she said, Thy ring, and thy bracelet,
and the staff in thy hand; and he gave them to
her, and went in to her, and she conceived by
him. 19 And she arose and departed, and took her
veil from off her, and put on the garments of
her widowhood. 20 And Judas sent the kid of the
goats by the hand of his shepherd the Odollamite,
to receive the pledge from the woman; and he
found her not. 21 And he asked the men of the
place, Where is the harlot who was in Aenan by
the way-side? and they said, There was no harlot
here. 22 And he returned to Judas, and said, I
have not found her; and the men of the place
say, There is no harlot here. 23 And Judas said,
Let her have them, but let us not be ridiculed; I
sent this kid, but thou hast not found her. 24 And
it came to pass after three months, that it was
told Judas, saying, Thamar thy daughter-in-law
has grievously played the harlot, and behold she
is with child by whoredom; and Judas said, Bring
her out, and let her be burnt. 25 And as they
were bringing her, she sent to her father-inlaw, saying, I am with child by the man whose
these things are; and she said, See whose is this
ring and bracelet and staff. 26 And Judas knew
them, and said, Thamar is cleared rather than I,
forasmuch as I gave her not to Selom my son:
and he knew her not again. 27 And it came to pass
when she was in labour, that she also had twins

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in her womb. 28 And it came to pass as she was
bringing forth, one thrust forth his hand, and the
midwife having taken hold of it, bound upon his
hand a scarlet thread, saying, This one shall come
out first. 29 And when he drew back his hand,
then immediately came forth his brother; and
she said, Why has the barrier been cut through
because of thee? and she called his name, Phares.
30
And after this came forth his brother, on whose
hand was the scarlet thread; and she called his
name, Zara.

39

And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and
Petephres the eunuch of Pharao, the* captain of
the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands
of the Ismaelites, who brought him down thither.
2
And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a
prosperous man; and he was in the house with his
lord the Egyptian. 3 And his master knew that the
Lord was with him, and the Lord prospers in his
hands whatsoever he happens to do. 4 And Joseph
found grace in the presence of his lord, and was
well-pleasing to him; and he set him over his
house, and all that he had he gave into the hand
of Joseph. 5 And it came to pass after that he was
set over his house, and over all that he had, that
the Lord blessed the house of the Egyptian for
Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the Lord was on
all his possessions in the house, and in his field.
6
And he committed all that he had into the hands
of Joseph; and he knew not of anything that
belonged to him, save the bread which he himself
ate. And Joseph was handsome in form, and
exceedingly beautiful in countenance. 7 And it
came to pass after these things, that his master's
wife cast her eyes upon Joseph, and said, Lie with
me. 8 But he would not; but said to his master's
wife, If because of me my master knows nothing
in his house, and has given into my hands all
things that belong to him: 9 and in this house
there is nothing above me, nor has anything been
kept back from me, but thou, because thou art
his wife—how then shall I do this wicked thing,
and sin against God? 10 And when she talked with
Joseph day by day, and he hearkened not to her
to sleep with her, so as to be with her, 11 † it came
to pass on a certain day, that Joseph went into
the house to do his business, and there was no
one of the household within. 12 And she caught
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hold of him by his clothes, and said, Lie with me;
and having left his clothes in her hands, he fled,
and went forth. 13 And it came to pass, when she
saw that he had left his clothes in her hands, and
fled, and gone forth, 14 that she called those that
were in the house, and spoke to them, saying,
See, he has brought in to us a Hebrew servant
to mock us—he came in to me, saying, Lie with
me, and I cried with a loud voice. 15 And when he
heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, having
left his clothes with me, he fled, and went forth
out. 16 So she leaves the clothes by her, until the
master came to his house. 17 And she spoke to him
according to these words, saying, The Hebrew
servant, whom thou broughtest in to us, came
in to me to mock me, and said to me, I will lie
with thee. 18 And when he heard that I lifted up
my voice and cried, having left his clothes with
me, he fled and departed forth. 19 And it came
to pass, when his master heard all the words of
his wife, that she spoke to him, saying, Thus did
thy servant to me, that he was very angry. 20 And
his master took Joseph, and cast him into the
prison, into the place where the king's prisoners
are kept, there in the prison. 21 And the Lord was
with Joseph, and poured down mercy upon him;
and he gave him favour in the sight of the chief
keeper of the prison. 22 And the chief keeper of the
prison gave the prison into the hand of Joseph,
and all the prisoners ‡ as many as were in the
prison; and all things whatsoever they do there,
he did them. 23 Because of him the chief keeper
of the prison knew nothing, for all things were
in the hand of Joseph, because the Lord was with
him; and whatever things he did, the Lord made
them to prosper in his hands.

40

And it came to pass after these things, that
the chief cupbearer of the king of Egypt and the
chief baker trespassed against their lord the king
of Egypt. 2 And Pharao was wroth with his two
eunuchs, with his chief cupbearer, and with his
chief baker. 3 And he put them in ward, into
the prison, into the place whereinto Joseph had
been led. 4 And the chief keeper of the prison
committed them to Joseph, and he stood by them;
and they were some days in the prison. 5 And they
both * had a dream in one night; and the vision
1

* 39:1 Gr. chief cook. The same Hebrew word signifies a cook, who was also a butcher; and a guardsman, who was also an executioner.
† 39:11 Lit. there happened such a day, and, etc.
‡ 39:22 Lit. men led away to prison or punishment.
* 40:5 Gr. saw.

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of the dream of the chief cupbearer and chief
baker, who belonged to the king of Egypt, who
were in the prison, was this. 6 Joseph went in to
them in the morning, and saw them, and they
had been troubled. 7 And he asked the eunuchs of
Pharao who were with him in the prison with his
master, saying, Why is it that your countenances
are sad to-day? 8 And they said to him, We have
seen a dream, and there is no interpreter of it.
And Joseph said to them, Is not the interpretation
of them through god? tell them than to me.
9
And the chief cupbearer related his dream to
Joseph, and said, In my † dream a vine was before
me. 10 And in the vine were three stems; and
it budding shot forth blossoms; the clusters of
grapes were ripe. 11 And the cup of Pharao was
in my hand; and I took the bunch of grapes, and
squeezed it into the cup, and gave the cup into
Pharao's hand. 12 And Joseph said to him, This
is the interpretation of it. The three stems are
three days. 13 Yet three days and Pharao shall
remember thy office, and he shall restore thee
to thy place of chief cupbearer, and thou shalt
give the cup of Pharao into his hand, according
to thy former high place, as thou wast wont to
be cupbearer. 14 But remember me of thyself,
when it shall be well with thee, and thou shalt
deal mercifully with me, and thou shalt make
mention of me to Pharao, and thou shalt bring
me forth out of this dungeon. 15 For surely I was
stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews, and
here I have done nothing, but they have cast me
into this pit. 16 And the chief baker saw that he
interpreted aright; and he said to Joseph, I also
saw a dream, and methought I took up on my
head three baskets of mealy food. 17 And in the
upper basket there was the work of the baker
of every kind which Pharao eats; and the fowls
of the air ate them out of the basket that was
on my head. 18 And Joseph answered and said to
him, This is the interpretation of it; The three
baskets are three days. 19 Yet three days, and
Pharao shall take away thy head from off thee,
and shall hang thee on a tree, and the birds of the
sky shall eat thy flesh from off thee. 20 And it came
to pass on the third day that it was Pharao's birthday, and he made a banquet for all his servants,
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and the office of the baker in the midst of his
servants. 21 And he restored the chief cupbearer
to his office, and he gave the cup into Pharao's
hand. 22 And he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph,
interpreted to them. 23 Yet did not the chief
cupbearer remember Joseph, but forgot him.

41

And it came to pass after two * full years that
Pharao had a dream. He thought he stood upon
the bank of the river. 2 And lo, there came up
as it were out of the river seven cows, fair in
appearance, and choice of flesh, and they fed on
the sedge. † 3 And other seven cows came up
after these out of the river, ill-favoured and leanfleshed, and fed by the other cows on the bank
of the river. 4 And the seven ill-favoured and
lean cows devoured the seven well-favoured and
choice-fleshed cows; and Pharao awoke. 5 And
he dreamed again. And, behold, seven ears
came up on one stalk, choice and good. 6 And,
behold, seven ears thin and blasted with the
wind, grew up after them. 7 And the seven thin
ears and blasted with the wind devoured the
seven choice and full ears; and Pharao awoke,
and it was a dream. 8 And it was morning, and
his soul was troubled; and he sent and called all
the interpreters of Egypt, and all her wise men;
and Pharao related to them his dream, and there
was no one to ‡ interpret it to Pharao. 9 And
the chief cupbearer spoke to Pharao, saying, I
this day remember my fault: 10 Pharao was angry
with his servants, and put us in prison in the
house of the captain of the guard, both me and
the chief baker. 11 And we § had a dream both
in one night, I and he; we saw, each according
to his dream. 12 And there was there with us
a young man, a Hebrew servant of the captain
of the guard; and we related to him our dreams,
and he interpreted them to us. 13 And it came
to pass, as he interpreted them to us, so also it
happened, both that I was restored to my office,
and that he was hanged. 14 And Pharao having
sent, called Joseph; and they brought him out
from the prison, and shaved him, and changed
his dress, and he came to Pharao. 15 And Pharao
said to Joseph, I have seen a vision, and there
is no one to interpret it; but I have heard ** say
concerning thee that thou didst hear dreams and
interpret them. 16 And Joseph answered Pharao
1

† 40:9 Gr. sleep.
* 41:1 Gr. years of days.
† 41:2 The Hebrew word which the LXX. have here written in Greek characters
‡ 41:8
without translating it, is rendered in the place A.V. by meadow, in Job 8.11, the only other passage where it occurs, by flag.
§ 41:11 Gr. saw.
** 41:15 Gr. men saying.
Or, tell.

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35

and said, Without God an answer of safety shall
not be given to Pharao. 17 And Pharao spoke to
Joseph, saying, In my dream methought I stood
by the bank of the river; 18 and there came up as it
were out of the river, seven cows well-favoured
and choice-fleshed, and they fed on the sedge.
19
And behold seven other cows came up after
them out of the river, evil and ill-favoured and
lean-fleshed, such that I never saw worse in all
the land of Egypt. 20 And the seven ill-favoured
and thin cows ate up the seven first good and
choice cows. 21 And they went into their bellies;
and †† it was not perceptible that they had gone
into their bellies, and their appearance was illfavoured, as also at the beginning; and after I
awoke I slept, 22 and saw again in my sleep, and as
it were seven ears came up on one stem, full and
good. 23 And other seven ears, thin and blasted
with the wind, sprang up close to them. 24 And the
seven thin and blasted ears devoured the seven
fine and full ears: so I spoke to the interpreters,
and there was no one to explain it to me. 25 And
Joseph said to Pharao, The dream of Pharao is
one; whatever God does, he has shewn to Pharao.
26
The seven good cows are seven years, and the
seven good ears are seven years; the dream of
Pharao is one. 27 And the seven thin kine that
came up after them are seven years; and the
seven thin and blasted ears are seven years; there
shall be seven years of famine. 28 And as for the
word which I have told Pharao, whatsoever God
intends to do, he has shewn to Pharao: 29 behold,
for seven years there is coming great plenty in all
the land of Egypt. 30 But there shall come seven
years of famine after these, and they shall forget
the plenty that shall be in all Egypt, and the
famine shall consume the land. 31 And the plenty
shall not be known in the land by reason of the
famine that shall be after this, for it shall be very
grievous. 32 And concerning the repetition of the
dream to Pharao twice, it is because the saying
which is from God shall be true, and God will
hasten to accomplish it. 33 Now then, look out a
wise and prudent man, and set him over the land
of Egypt. 34 And let Pharao make and appoint local
governors over the land; and let them take up a
fifth part of all the produce of the land of Egypt
for the seven years of the plenty. 35 And let them
gather all the food of these seven good years that
are coming, and let the corn be gathered under
the hand of Pharao; let food be kept in the cities.
†† 41:21 Gr. they were.

‡‡ 41:40 Gr. mouth.

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And the stored food shall be for the land against
the seven years of famine, which shall be in the
land of Egypt; and the land shall not be utterly
destroyed by the famine. 37 And the word was
pleasing in the sight of Pharao, and in the sight
of all his servants. 38 And Pharao said to all his
servants, Shall we find such a man as this, who
has the Spirit of God in him? 39 And Pharao said
to Joseph, Since God has shewed thee all these
things, there is not a wiser or more prudent man
than thou. 40 Thou shalt be over my house, and all
my people shall be obedient to thy ‡‡ word; only
in the throne will I excel thee. 41 And Pharao said
to Joseph, Behold, I set thee this day over all the
land of Egypt. 42 And Pharao took his ring off his
hand, and put it on the hand of Joseph, and put
on him a robe of fine linen, and put a necklace
of gold about his neck. 43 And he mounted him
on the second of his chariots, and a herald made
proclamation before him; and he set him over all
the land of Egypt. 44 And Pharao said to Joseph, I
am Pharao; without thee no one shall lift up his
hand on all the land of Egypt. 45 And Pharao called
the name of Joseph, Psonthomphanech; and he
gave him Aseneth, the daughter of Petephres,
priest of Heliopolis, to wife. 46 And Joseph was
thirty years old when he stood before Pharao,
king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the
presence of Pharao, and went through all the
land of Egypt. 47 And the land produced, in the
seven years of plenty, whole handfuls of corn.
48
And he gathered all the food of the seven years,
in which was the plenty in the land of Egypt; and
he laid up the food in the cities; the food of the
fields of a city round about it he laid up in it. 49 And
Joseph gathered very much corn as the sand of
the sea, until it could not be numbered, for there
was no number of it. 50 And to Joseph were born
two sons, before the seven years of famine came,
which Aseneth, the daughter of Petephres, priest
of Heliopolis, bore to him. 51 And Joseph called
the name of the first-born, Manasse; for God, said
he, has made me forget all my toils, and all §§ my
father's house. 52 And he called the name of the
second, Ephraim; for God, said he, has increased
me in the land of my humiliation. 53 And the
seven years of plenty passed away, which were
in the land of Egypt. 54 And the seven years of
famine began to come, as Joseph said; and there
was a famine in all the land; but in all the land of
36

§§ 41:51 Gr. things belong to my father.

Genesis 41:55

36

Egypt there was bread. 55 And all the land of Egypt
was hungry; and the people cried to Pharao for
bread. And Pharao said to all the Egyptians, Go to
Joseph, and do whatsoever he shall tell you. 56 And
the famine was on the face of all the earth; and
Joseph opened all the granaries, and sold to all
the Egyptians. 57 And all countries came to Egypt
to buy of Joseph, for the famine prevailed in all
the earth.

42

And Jacob having seen that there was a sale
of corn in Egypt, said to his sons, Why are ye
indolent? 2 Behold, I have heard that there is corn
in Egypt; go down thither, and buy for us a little
food, that we may live, and not die. 3 And the ten
brethren of Joseph went down to buy corn out of
Egypt. 4 But Jacob sent not Benjamin, the brother
of Joseph, with his brethren; for he said, Lest,
haply, disease befall him. 5 And the sons of Israel
came to buy with those that came, for the famine
was in the land of Chanaan. 6 And Joseph was
ruler of the land; he sold to all the people of the
land. And the brethren of Joseph, having come,
did reverence to him, bowing with the face to the
ground. 7 And when Joseph saw his brethren, he
knew them, and estranged himself from them,
and spoke hard words to them; and said to them,
Whence are ye come? And they said, Out of the
land of Chanaan, to buy food. 8 And Joseph knew
his brethren, but they knew not him. 9 And Joseph
remembered his dream, which he saw; and he
said to them, Ye are spies; to observe the marks
of the land are ye come. 10 But they said, Nay,
Sir, we thy servants are come to buy food; 11 we
are all sons of one man; we are peaceable, thy
servants are not spies. 12 And he said to them,
Nay, but ye are come to observe the marks of
the land. 13 And they said, We thy servants are
twelve brethren, in the land of Chanaan; and,
behold, the youngest is with our father to-day,
but the other one is not. 14 And Joseph said to
them, This is it that I spoke to you, saying, ye
are spies; 15 herein shall ye be manifested; by
the health of Pharao, ye shall not depart hence,
unless your younger brother come hither. 16 Send
one of you, and take your brother; and go ye
to prison, till your words be clear, whether ye
speak the truth or not; but, if not, by the health
of Pharao, verily ye are spies. 17 And he put them
1

* 42:19 Gr. the purchase of your gift of corn.

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in prison three days. 18 And he said to them on
the third day, This do, and ye shall live, for I fear
God. 19 If ye be peaceable, let one of your brethren
be detained in prison; but go ye, and carry back
the * corn ye have purchased. 20 And bring your
younger brother to me, and your words shall be
believed; but, if not, ye shall die. And they did
so. 21 And each said to his brother, Yes, indeed,
for we are in fault concerning our brother, when
we disregarded the anguish of his soul, when he
besought us, and we hearkened not to him; and
therefore has this affliction come upon us. 22 And
Ruben answered them, saying, Did I not speak to
you, saying, Hurt not the boy, and ye heard me
not? and, behold, his blood is required. 23 But
they knew not that Joseph † understood them; for
there was an interpreter between them. 24 And
Joseph turned away from them, and wept; and
again he came to them, and spoke to them; and he
took Symeon from them, and bound him before
their eyes. 25 And Joseph gave orders to fill their
vessels with corn, and to return their money to
each into his sack, and to give them provision
for the way; and it was so done to them. 26 And
having put the corn on the asses, they departed
thence. 27 And one having opened his sack to give
his asses fodder, at the place where they rested,
saw also his bundle of money, for it was on the
mouth of his sack. 28 And he said to his brethren,
My money has been restored to me, and behold
this is in my sack. And their heart was wonderstruck, and they were troubled, saying one to
another, What is this that God has done to us?
29
And they came to their father, Jacob, into the
land of Chanaan, and reported to him all that had
happened to them, saying, 30 The man, the lord of
the land, spoke harsh words to us, and put us in
prison as spies of the land. 31 And we said to him,
We are men of peace, we are not spies. 32 We are
twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not,
and the youngest is with his father to-day in the
land of Chanaan. 33 And the man, the lord of the
land, said to us, Herein shall I know that ye are
peaceable; leave one brother here with me, and
having taken the corn ye have purchased for your
family, depart. 34 And bring to me your younger
brother; then I shall know that ye are not spies,
but that ye are men of peace: and I will restore
you your brother, and ye shall trade in the land.
35
And it came to pass as they were emptying their

† 42:23 Gr. heard them.

Genesis 42:36

37

sacks, there was each man's bundle of money
in his sack; and they and their father saw their
bundles of money, and they were afraid. 36 And
their father Jacob said to them, Ye have bereaved
me. Joseph is not, Symeon is not, and will ye
take Benjamin? all these things have come upon
me. 37 And Ruben spoke to his father, saying, Slay
my two sons, if I bring him not to thee; give him
into my hand, and I will bring him back to thee.
38
But he said, My son shall not go down with you,
because his brother is dead, and he only has been
left; and suppose it shall come to pass that he is
afflicted by the way by which ye go, then ye shall
bring down my old age with sorrow to Hades.

43

But the famine prevailed in the land. 2 And
it came to pass, when they had finished eating
the corn which they had brought out of Egypt,
that their father said to them, Go again; buy us a
little food. 3 And Judas spoke to him, saying, The
man, the lord of the country, positively testified
to us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, unless
your younger brother be with you. 4 If, then, thou
send our brother with us, we will go down, and
buy thee food; 5 but if thou send not our brother
with us, we will not go: for the man spoke to
us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, unless your
younger brother be with you. 6 And Israel said,
Why did ye harm me, inasmuch as ye told the
man that ye had a brother? 7 And they said, The
man closely questioned us about our family also,
saying, Does your father yet live, and have ye a
brother? and we answered him according to this
question: did we know that he would say to us,
Bring your brother? 8 And Judas said to his father
Israel, Send the boy with me, and we will arise
and go, that we may live and not die, both we
and thou, and our store. 9 And I engage for him;
at my hand do thou require him; if I bring him
not to thee, and place him before thee, I shall
be guilty toward thee for ever. 10 For if we had
not tarried, we should now have returned twice.
11
And Israel, their father, said to them, If it be
so, do this; take of the fruits of the earth in your
vessels, and carry down to the man presents of
gum and honey, and frankincense, and stacte,
and turpentine, and walnuts. 12 And take double
money in your hands, and the money that was
1

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returned in your sacks, carry back with you, lest
peradventure it is a mistake. 13 And take your *
brother; and arise, go down to the man. 14 And
my God give you favour in the sight of the man,
and send away your other brother, and Benjamin,
for I accordingly as I have been bereaved, am
bereaved. 15 And the men having taken these
presents, and the double money, took in their
hands also Benjamin; and they rose up and went
down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. 16 And
Joseph saw them and his brother Benjamin, born
of the same mother; and he said to the steward
of his household, Bring the men into the house,
and slay beasts and make ready, for the men are
to eat bread with me at noon. 17 And the man
did as Joseph said; and he brought the men into
the house of Joseph. 18 And the men, when they
perceived that they were brought into the house
of Joseph, said, We are brought in because of the
money that was returned in our sacks at the first;
even in order to inform against us, and lay it
to our charge; to take us for servants, and our
asses. 19 And having approached the man who was
over the house of Joseph, they spoke to him in
the porch of the house, 20 saying, We pray thee,
Sir; we came down at first to buy food. 21 And
it came to pass, when we came to unlade, and
opened our sacks, there was also this money of
each in his sack; we have now brought back our
money by weight in our hands. 22 And we have
brought other money with us to buy food; we
know not who put the money into our sacks.
23
And he said to them, God deal mercifully with
you; be not afraid; your God, and the God of your
fathers, has given you treasures in your sacks,
and † I have enough of your good money. And he
brought Symeon out to them. 24 And he brought
water to wash their feet; and gave provender
to their asses. 25 And they prepared their gifts,
until Joseph came at noon, for they heard that
he was going to dine there. 26 And Joseph entered
into the house, and they brought him the gifts
which they had in their hands, into the house;
and they did him reverence with their face to the
ground. 27 And he asked them, How are ye? and
he said to them, Is your father, the old man of
whom ye spoke, well? Does he yet live? 28 And
they said, Thy servant our father is well; he is yet
alive. And he said, Blessed be that man by God;

* 43:13 Gr. one.
† 43:23 q.d. I am satisfied with the money you have given me, both as to quality and quantity.
having looked up with, etc.

‡ 43:29 Gr.

Genesis 43:29

38

—and they bowed, and did him reverence. 29 And
Joseph ‡ lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother
Benjamin, born of the same mother; and he said,
Is this your younger brother, whom ye spoke of
bringing to me? and he said, God have mercy
on thee, my son. 30 And Joseph was troubled,
for his bowels yearned over his brother, and he
sought to weep; and he went into his chamber,
and wept there. 31 And he washed his face and
came out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on
bread. 32 And they set on bread for him alone,
and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians feasting with him by themselves, for the
Egyptians could not eat bread with the Hebrews,
for it is an abomination to the Egyptians. 33 And
they sat before him, the first-born according to
his seniority, and the younger according to his
youth; and the men § looked with amazement
every one at his brother. 34 And they took their
portions from him to themselves; but Benjamin's
portion was ** five times as much as the portions
of the others. And they drank and were filled with
drink with him.

44

And Joseph charged the steward of his house,
saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much
as they can carry, and put the money of each in
the mouth of his sack. 2 And put my silver cup
into the sack of the youngest, and the price of his
corn. And it was done according to the word of
Joseph, as he said. 3 The morning dawned, and the
men were sent away, they and their asses. 4 And
when they had gone out of the city, and were not
far off, then Joseph said to his steward, Arise, and
pursue after the men; and thou shalt overtake
them, and say to them, Why have ye returned evil
for good? 5 Why have ye stolen my silver cup? is
it not this * out of which my lord drinks? and he
divines augury with it; ye have accomplished evil
in that which ye have done. 6 And he found them,
and spoke to them according to these words.
7
And they said to him, Why does our lord speak
according to these words? far be it from thy
servants to do according to this word. 8 If we
brought back to thee out of the land of Chanaan
the money which we found in our sacks, how
should we steal silver or gold out of the house of
thy lord? 9 With whomsoever of thy servants thou
1

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shalt find the cup, let him die; and, moreover, we
will be servants to our lord. 10 And he said, Now
then it shall be as ye say; with whomsoever the
cup shall be found, he shall be my servant, and
ye shall be clear. 11 And they hasted, and took
down every man his sack on the ground, and they
opened every man his sack. 12 And he searched,
beginning from the eldest, until he came to the
youngest; and he found the cup in Benjamin's
sack. 13 And they rent their garments, and laid
each man his sack on his ass, and returned to
the city. 14 And Judas and his brethren came in
to Joseph, while he was yet there, and fell on the
ground before him. 15 And Joseph said to them,
What is this thing that ye have done? know
ye not that a man such as I can surely divine?
16
And Judas said, What shall we answer to our
lord, or what shall we say, or wherein should we
be justified? † whereas God has discovered the
unrighteousness of thy servants; behold, we are
slaves to our lord, both we and he with whom the
cup has been found. 17 And Joseph said, Far be it
from me to do this thing; the man with whom
the cup has been found, he shall be my servant;
but do ye go up with safety to your father. 18 And
Judas drew near him, and said, I pray, Sir, let
thy servant speak a word before thee, and be
not angry with thy servant, for thou art next to
Pharao. 19 Sir, thou askedst thy servants, saying,
Have ye a father or a brother? 20 And we said to
my lord, We have a father, an old man, and he
has a son of his old age, a young one, and his
brother is dead, and he alone has been left behind
to his mother, and his father loves him. 21 And
thou saidst to they servants, Bring him down to
me, and I will take care of him. 22 And we said to
my lord, The child will not be able to leave his
father; but if he should leave his father, he will
die. 23 But thou saidst to they servants, Except
your younger brother come down with you, ye
shall not see my face again. 24 And it came to pass,
when we went up to thy servant our father, we
reported to him the words of our lord. 25 And our
father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.
26
And we said, We shall not be able to go down;
but if our younger brother go down with us, we
will go down; for we shall not be able to see the
man's face, our younger brother not being with
us. 27 And thy servant our father said to us, Ye
know that my wife bore me two sons; 28 and one

§ 43:33 Gr. were amazed. ** 43:34 Gr. was magnified beyond the portions of all five times in comparison of theirs.
† 44:16 Gr. but.
in which.

* 44:5 Gr.

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39

is departed from me; and ye said that he was
devoured of wild beasts, and I have not seen him
until now. 29 If then ye take this one also from my
presence, and an affliction happen to him by the
way, then shall ye bring down my old age with
sorrow to ‡ the grave. 30 Now then, if I should go
in to they servant, and our father, and the boy
should not be with us, (and his life depends on
this lad's life) 31 —it shall even come to pass, when
he sees the boy is not with us, that he will die,
and thy servants will bring down the old age of
thy servant, and our father, with sorrow to the
grave. § 32 For thy servant has received the boy
in charge from his father, saying, If I bring him
not to thee, and place him before thee, I shall be
guilty towards my father for ever. 33 Now then I
will remain a servant with thee instead of the lad,
a domestic of my lord; but let the lad go up with
his brethren. 34 For how shall I go up to my father,
the lad not being with us? lest I behold the evils
which will befall my father.

45

And Joseph could not refrain himself when all
were standing by him, but said, Dismiss all from
me; and no one stood near Joseph, when he made
himself known to his brethren. 2 And he uttered
his voice with weeping; and all the Egyptians
heard, and it was reported to the house of Pharao.
3
And Joseph said to his brethren, I am Joseph;
doth my father yet live? And his brethren could
not answer him, for they were troubled. 4 And
Joseph said to his brethren, Draw nigh to me; and
they drew nigh; and he said, I am your brother
Joseph, whom ye sold into Egypt. 5 Now then be
not grieved, and let it not seem hard to you that
ye sold me hither, for God sent me before you
for life. 6 For this second year there is famine on
the earth, and there are yet five years remaining,
in which there is to be neither ploughing, nor
mowing. 7 For God sent me before you, that there
might be left to you a remnant upon the earth,
even to nourish a great remnant of you. 8 Now
then ye did not send me hither, but God; and he
hath made me as a father of Pharao, and lord of
all his house, and ruler of all the land of Egypt.
9
Hasten, therefore, and go up to my father, and
say to him, These things saith thy son Joseph;
God has made me lord of all the land of Egypt;
come down therefore to me, and tarry not. 10 And
1

‡ 44:29 Gr. Hades.

§ 44:31 Gr. Hades.

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thou shalt dwell in the land of Gesem of Arabia;
and thou shalt be near me, thou and thy sons,
and thy sons' sons, thy sheep and thine oxen, and
whatsoever things are thine. 11 And I will nourish
thee there: for the famine is yet for five years;
lest thou be consumed, and thy sons, and all thy
possessions. 12 Behold, your eyes see, and the
eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth
that speaks to you. 13 Report, therefore, to my
father all my glory in Egypt, and all things that
ye have seen, and make haste and bring down
my father hither. 14 And he fell on his brother
Benjamin's neck, and wept on him; and Benjamin
wept on his neck. 15 And he kissed all his brethren,
and wept on them; and after these things his
brethren spoke to him. 16 And the report was
carried into the house of Pharao, saying, Joseph's
brethren are come; and Pharao was glad, and
his household. 17 And Pharao said to Joseph, Say
to thy brethren, Do this; fill your waggons, and
depart into the land of Chanaan. 18 And take up
your father, and your possessions, and come to
me; and I will give you of all the goods of Egypt,
and ye shall eat the marrow of the land. 19 And
do thou charge them thus; that they should take
for them waggons out of the land of Egypt, for
your little ones, and for your wives; and take up
your father, and come. 20 And be not sparing in
regard to your property, for all the good of Egypt
shall be yours. 21 And the children of Israel did
so; and Joseph gave to them waggons, according
to the words spoken by king Pharao; and he gave
them provision for the journey. 22 And he gave
to them all two sets of raiment apiece; but to
Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of gold,
and five changes of raiment. 23 And to his father
he sent presents at the same rate, and ten asses,
bearing some of all the good things of Egypt, and
ten mules, bearing bread for his father for thy
journey. 24 And he sent away his brethren, and
they went; and he said to them, Be not angry
by the way. 25 And they went up out of Egypt,
and came into the land of Chanaan, to Jacob their
father. 26 And they reported to him, saying, Thy
son Joseph is living, and he is ruler over all the
land of Egypt; and Jacob was * amazed, for he
did not believe them. 27 But they spoke to him
all the words uttered by Joseph, whatsoever he
said to them; and having seen the chariots which

* 45:26 Gr. amazed in mind.

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Joseph sent to take him up, the spirit of Jacob
their father revived. 28 And Israel said, It is a great
thing for me if Joseph my son is yet alive. I will
go and see him before I die.

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in the land of Egypt, whom Aseneth, the daughter
of Petephres, priest of Heliopolis, bore to him,
even Manasses and Ephraim. And there were sons
born to Manasses, which the Syrian concubine
bore to him, even Machir. And Machir begot
Galaad. And the sons of Ephraim, the brother
of Manasses; Sutalaam, and Taam. And the sons
of Sutalaam; Edom. 21 and the sons of Benjamin;
Bala, and Bochor, and Asbel. And the sons of Bala
were Gera, and Noeman, and Anchis, and Ros,
and Mamphim. And Gera begot Arad. 22 These
are the sons of Rachel, which she bore to Jacob;
all the souls eighteen. 23 And the sons of Dan;
Asom. 24 And the sons of Nephthalim; Asiel, and
Goni, and Issaar, and Sollem. 25 These are the
sons of Balla, whom Laban gave to his daughter
Rachel, who bore these to Jacob; all the souls,
seven. 26 And all the souls that came with Jacob
into Egypt, who came out of his * loins, besides
the wives of the sons of Jacob, even all the souls
were sixty-six. 27 And the sons of Joseph, who
were born to him in the land of Egypt, were nine
souls; all the souls of the house of Jacob who
came with Joseph into Egypt, were seventy-five
souls. 28 And he sent Judas before him to Joseph, to
meet him to the city of † Heroes, into the land of
Ramesses. 29 And Joseph having ‡ made ready his
chariots, went up to meet Israel his father, at the
city of Heroes; and having appeared to him, fell
on his neck, and wept with § abundant weeping.
30
And Israel said to Joseph, After this I will gladly
die, since I have seen thy face, for thou art yet
living. 31 And Joseph said to his brethren, I will
go up and tell Pharao, and will say to him, My
brethren, and my father's house, who were in
the land of Chanaan, are come to me. 32 And the
men are shepherds; for they have been feeders
of cattle, and they have brought with them their
cattle, and their kine, and all their property. 33 If
then Pharao call you, and say to you, What is
you occupation? 34 Ye shall say, We thy servants
are herdsmen from our youth until now, both
we and our fathers: that ye may dwell in the
land of Gesem of Arabia, for every shepherd is an
abomination to the Egyptians.

And Israel departed, he and all that he had,
and came to the well of the oath; and he offered
sacrifice to the God of his father Isaac. 2 And God
spoke to Israel in a night vision, saying, Jacob,
Jacob; and he said, What is it? 3 And he says
to him, I am the God of thy fathers; fear not to
go down into Egypt, for I will make thee there
a great nation. 4 And I will go down with thee
into Egypt, and I will bring thee up at the end;
and Joseph shall put his hands on thine eyes.
5
And Jacob rose up from the well of the oath; and
the sons of Israel took up their father, and the
baggage, and their wives on the waggons, which
Joseph sent to take them. 6 And they took up
their goods, and all their property, which they
had gotten in the land of Chanaan; they came into
the land of Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him.
7
The sons, and the sons of his sons with him; his
daughters, and the daughters of his daughters;
and he brought all his seed into Egypt. 8 And these
are the names of the sons of Israel that went into
Egypt with their father Jacob—Jacob and his sons.
The first-born of Jacob, Ruben. 9 And the sons of
Ruben; Enoch, and Phallus, Asron, and Charmi.
10
and the sons of Symeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and
Aod, and Achin, and Saar, and Saul, the son of
a Chananitish woman. 11 And the sons of Levi;
Gerson, Cath, and Merari. 12 And the sons of Judas;
Er, and Aunan, and Selom, and Phares, and Zara:
and Er and Aunan died in the land of Chanaan.
13
And the sons of Phares were Esron, and Jemuel.
And the sons of Issachar; Thola, and Phua, and
Asum, and Sambran. 14 And the sons of Zabulun,
Sered, and Allon, and Achoel. 15 These are the sons
of Lea, which she bore to Jacob in Mesopotamia
of Syria, and Dina his daughter; all the souls,
sons and daughters, thirty-three. 16 And the
sons of Gad; Saphon, and Angis, and Sannis, and
Thasoban, and Aedis, and Aroedis, and Areelis.
17
And the sons of Aser; Jemna, Jessua, and Jeul,
and Baria, and Sara their sister. And the sons
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of Baria; Chobor, and Melchiil. 18 These are the
1
And Joseph came and told Pharao, saying, My
sons of Zelpha, which Laban gave to his daughter
Lea, who bore these to Jacob, sixteen souls. 19 And father, and my brethren, and their cattle, and
the sons of Rachel, the wife of Jacob; Joseph, and their oxen, and all their possessions, are come
Benjamin. 20 And there were sons born to Joseph out of the land of Chanaan, and behold, they
1

* 46:26 Gr. thighs.

† 46:28 Heb. Goshen.

‡ 46:29 Gr. yoked.

§ 46:29 Gr. fat.

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are in the land of Gesem. 2 And he took of his
brethren five men, and set them before Pharao.
3
And Pharao said to the brethren of Joseph, What
is your occupation? and they said to Pharao, Thy
servants are shepherds, both we and our father.
4
And they said to Pharao, We are come to sojourn
in the land, for there is no pasture for the flocks
of thy servants, for the famine has prevailed in
the land of Chanaan; now then, * we will dwell
in the land of Gesem. And Pharao said to Joseph,
Let them dwell in the land of Gesem; and if thou
knowest that there are among them able men,
make them overseers of my cattle. So Jacob and
his sons came into Egypt, to Joseph; and Pharao,
king of Egypt, heard of it. 5 And Pharao spoke
to Joseph, saying, Thy father, and thy brethren,
are come to thee. 6 Behold, the land of Egypt is
before thee; settle thy father and thy brethren
in the best land. 7 And Joseph brought in Jacob
his father, and set him before Pharao; and Jacob
blessed Pharao. 8 And Pharao said to Jacob, How
many are the years of the days of thy life? 9 And
Jacob said to Pharao, The days of the years of
my life, wherein I sojourn, are a hundred and
thirty years; few and evil have been the days
of the years of my life, they have not attained
to the days of the life of my fathers, in which
days they sojourned. 10 And Jacob blessed Pharao,
and departed from him. 11 And Joseph settled
his father and his brethren, and gave them a
possession in the land of Egypt, in the best land,
in the land of Ramesses, as Pharao commanded.
12
And Joseph gave provision to his father, and
his brethren, and to all the house of his father,
corn for each person. 13 And there was no corn
in all the land, for the famine prevailed greatly;
and the land of Egypt, and the land of Chanaan,
fainted for the famine. 14 And Joseph gathered all
the money that was found in the land of Egypt,
and the land of Chanaan, in return for the corn
which they bought, and he distributed corn to
them; and Joseph brought all the money into the
house of Pharao. 15 And all the money failed out of
the land of Egypt, and out of the land of Chanaan;
and all the Egyptians came to Joseph, saying, Give
us bread, and why do we die in thy presence?
for our money is spent. 16 And Joseph said to
them, Bring your cattle, and I will give you bread
for your cattle, if your money is spent. 17 And
they brought their cattle to Joseph; and Joseph
gave them bread in return for their horses, and
* 47:4 Or, let us dwell. See 1 Tim 6.8.

Genesis 47:30
for their sheep, and for their oxen, and for their
asses; and Joseph maintained them with bread
for all their cattle in that year. 18 And that year
passed, and they came to him in the second year,
and said to him, Must we then be consumed from
before our lord? for if our money has failed, and
our possessions, and our cattle, brought to thee
our lord, and there has not been left to us before
our lord more than our own bodies and our land,
we are indeed destitute. 19 In order, then, that we die
not before thee, and the land be made desolate,
buy us and our land for bread, and we and our
land will be servants to Pharao: give seed that
we may sow, and live and not die, so our land
shall not be made desolate. 20 And Joseph bought
all the land of the Egyptians, for Pharao; for
the Egyptians sold their land to Pharao; for the
famine prevailed against them, and the land became Pharao's. 21 And he brought the people into
bondage to him, for servants, from one extremity
of Egypt to the other, 22 except only the land of the
priests; Joseph bought not this, for Pharao gave
a portion in the way of gift to the priests; and
they ate their portion which Pharao gave them;
therefore they sold not their land. 23 And Joseph
said to all the Egyptians, Behold, I have bought
you and your land this day for Pharao; take seed
for you, and sow the land. 24 And there shall be
the fruits of it; and ye shall give the fifth part to
Pharao, and the four remaining parts shall be for
yourselves, for seed for the earth, and for food
for you, and all that are in your houses. 25 And
they said, Thou hast saved us; we have found
favour before our lord, and we will be servants to
Pharao. 26 And Joseph appointed it to them for an
ordinance until this day; to reserve a fifth part for
Pharao, on the land of Egypt, except only the land
of the priests, that was not Pharao's. 27 And Israel
dwelt in Egypt, in the land of Gesem, and they
gained an inheritance upon it; and they increased
and multiplied very greatly. 28 And Jacob survived
seventeen years in the land of Egypt; and Jacob's
days of the years of his life were a hundred and
forty-seven years. 29 and the days of Israel drew
nigh for him to die: and he called his son Joseph,
and said to him, If I have found favour before
thee, put thy hand under my thigh, and thou
shalt execute mercy and truth toward me, so as
not to bury me in Egypt. 30 But I will sleep with my
fathers, and thou shalt carry me up out of Egypt,
and bury me in their sepulchre. And he said, I

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Genesis 49:8

will do according to thy word. 31 And he said, his hands crosswise. 15 And he blessed them and
Swear to me; and he swore to him. And Israel did said, The God in whose sight my fathers were well
reverence, leaning on the top of his staff.
pleasing, even Abraam and Isaac, the God who
continues to feed me from my youth until this
day; 16 the angel who delivers me from all evils,
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bless these boys, and my name shall be called
1
And it came to pass after these things, that upon them, and the name of my fathers, Abraam
it was reported to Joseph, Behold, thy father and Isaac; and let them be increased to a great
is ill; and, having taken his two sons, Manasse multitude on the earth. 17 And Joseph having seen
and Ephraim, he came to Jacob. 2 And it was that his father put his right hand on the head of
reported to Jacob, saying, Behold, thy son Joseph
Ephraim—it seemed grievous to him; and Joseph
cometh to thee; and Israel having strengthened
took hold of the hand of his father, to remove it
himself, sat upon the bed. 3 And Jacob said to from the head of Ephraim to the head of Manasse.
Joseph, My God appeared to me in Luza, in the 18 And Joseph said to his father, Not so, father;
land of Chanaan, and blessed me, 4 and said to for this is the first-born; lay thy right-hand upon
me, Behold, I will increase thee, and multiply his head. 19 And he would not, but said, I know
thee, and will make of thee multitudes of nations; it, son, I know it; he also shall be a people, and
and I will give this land to thee, and to thy seed he shall be exalted, but his younger brother shall
after thee, for an everlasting possession. 5 Now be greater than he, and his seed shall become a
then thy two sons, who were born to thee in the multitude of nations. 20 And he blessed them in
land of Egypt, before I came to thee into Egypt, that day, saying, In you shall Israel be blessed,
are mine; Ephraim and Manasse, as Ruben and saying, God make thee as Ephraim and Manasse;
Symeon they shall be mine. 6 And the children and he set Ephraim before Manasse. 21 And Israel
which thou shalt beget hereafter, shall be in the said to Joseph, Behold, I die; and God shall be with
name of their brethren; they shall be named after you, and restore you to the land of your fathers.
their inheritances. 7 And as for me, when I came 22 And I give to thee Sicima, a select portion above
out of Mesopotamia of Syria, Rachel, thy mother, thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the
died in the land of Chanaan, as I drew night to the Amorites with my sword and bow.
horse-course of Chabratha of the land of Chanaan,
so as to come to Ephratha; and I buried her in
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the road of the course; this is Bethlehem. 8 And
1
when Israel saw the sons of Joseph, he said, Who
And Jacob called his sons, and said to them,
are these to thee? 9 And Joseph said to his father, 2 Assemble yourselves, that I may tell you what
They are my sons, whom God gave me here; and shall happen to you in the last days. Gather
Jacob said, Bring me them, that I may bless them. yourselves together, and hear me, sons of Jacob;
10
Now the eyes of Israel were dim through age, hear Israel, hear your father. 3 Ruben, thou * art
and he could not see; and he brought them near my first-born, thou my strength, and the first of
to him, and he kissed them, and embraced them. my children, hard to be endured, hard and self11
And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I have not willed. 4 Thou wast insolent like water, burst
been deprived of seeing thy face, and lo! God has not forth with violence, for thou wentest up to
showed me thy seed also. 12 And Joseph brought the bed of thy father; then thou defiledst the
them out from between his knees, and they did couch, whereupon thou wentest up. 5 Symeon
reverence to him, with their face to the ground. and Levi, brethren, accomplished the injustice of
13
And Joseph took his two sons, both Ephraim their cutting off. 6 Let not my soul come into their
in his right hand, but on the left of Israel, and counsel, and let not mine inward parts contend
Manasse on his left hand, but on the right of in their conspiracy, for in their wrath they slew
Israel, and brought them near to him. 14 But Israel men, and in their passion they houghed a bull.
having stretched out his right hand, laid it on 7 Cursed be their wrath, for it was willful, and
the head of Ephraim, and he was the younger; their anger, for it was † cruel: I will divide them
and his left hand on the head of Manasse, guiding in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel. 8 Juda, thy
* 49:3 Or, thou my first-born, etc., nom. and voc. not being always regularly distinguished in the LXX. See Heb 1.8. ὁ θεὸς.
‡ 49:9 The terminations of proper names are occasionally varied.
more lit. hardened or aggravated.

† 49:7

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brethren have praised thee, and thy hands shall
be on the back of thine enemies; thy father's sons
shall do thee reverence. 9 ‡ Juda is a lion's whelp:
from the tender plant, my son, thou art gone
up, having couched thou liest as a lion, and as a
whelp; who shall stir him up? 10 A ruler shall not
fail from Juda, nor a prince from his § loins, until
there come the things stored up for him; and he
is the expectation of nations. 11 Binding his foal to
the vine, and the foal of his ass to the branch of it,
he shall wash his robe in wine, and his garment
in the blood of the grape. 12 His eyes shall be more
cheering than wine, and his teeth whiter than
milk. 13 Zabulon shall dwell on the coast, and he
shall be by a haven of ships, and shall extend to
Sidon. 14 Issachar has desired that which is good;
resting between the inheritances. 15 And having
seen the resting place that it was good, and the
land that it was fertile, he subjected his shoulder
to labour, and became a husbandman. 16 Dan shall
judge his people, as one tribe too in Israel. 17 And
let Dan be a serpent in the way, besetting the
path, biting the heel of the horse (and the rider
shall fall backward), 18 waiting for the salvation
of the Lord. 19 Gad, a plundering troop shall
plunder him; but he shall plunder him, pursuing
him closely. 20 Aser, his bread shall be fat; and
he shall yield dainties to princes. 21 Nephthalim
is a spreading stem, bestowing beauty on its
fruit. 22 Joseph is a son increased; my dearly
loved son is increased; my youngest son, turn
to me. 23 Against whom men taking evil counsel
reproached him, and the archers pressed hard
upon him. 24 But their bow and arrows were
mightily consumed, and the sinews of their arms
were slackened by the hand of the mighty one
of Jacob; thence is he that strengthened Israel
from the God of thy father; 25 and my God helped
thee, and he blessed thee with the blessing of
heaven from above, and the blessing of the earth
possessing all things, because of the blessing of
the breasts and of the womb, 26 the blessings
of thy father and thy mother—it has prevailed
above the blessing of the lasting mountains, and
beyond the blessings of the everlasting hills; they
shall be upon the head of Joseph, and upon the
head of the brothers of whom he took the lead.
27
Benjamin, as a ravening wolf, shall eat still in
the morning, and at evening he gives food. 28 All
these are the twelve sons of Jacob; and their
§ 49:10 Gr. thighs.

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father spoke these words to them, and he blessed
them; he blessed each of them according to his
blessing. 29 And he said to them, I am added to my
people; ye shall bury me with my fathers in the
cave, which is in the field of Ephron the Chettite,
30
in the double cave which is opposite Mambre,
in the land of Chanaan, the cave which Abraam
bought of Ephron the Chettite, for a possession
of a sepulchre. 31 There they buried Abraam and
Sarrha his wife; there they buried Isaac, and
Rebecca his wife; there they buried Lea; 32 in the
portion of the field, and of the cave that was in it,
purchased of the sons of Chet. 33 And Jacob ceased
giving charges to his sons; and having lifted up
his feet on the bed, he died, and was gathered to
his people.

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And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and
wept on him, and kissed him. 2 And Joseph commanded his servants the embalmers to embalm
his father; and the embalmers embalmed Israel.
3
And they fulfilled forty days for him, for so
are the days of embalming numbered; and Egypt
mourned for him seventy days. 4 And when the
days of mourning were past, Joseph spoke to
the princes of Pharao, saying, If I have found
favour in your sight, speak concerning me in the
ears of Pharao, saying, 5 My father adjured me,
saying, In the sepulchre which I dug for myself
in the land of Chanaan, there thou shalt bury
me; now then I will go up and bury my father,
and return again. 6 And Pharao said to Joseph,
Go up, bury thy father, as he constrained thee
to swear. 7 So Joseph went up to bury his father;
and all the servants of Pharao went up with him,
and the elders of his house, and all the elders
of the land of Egypt. 8 And all the household of
Joseph, and his brethren, and all the house of
his father, and his kindred; and they left behind
the sheep and the oxen in the land of Gesem.
9
And there went up with him also chariots and
horsemen; and there was a very great company.
10
And they came to the threshing-floor of Atad,
which is beyond Jordan; and they bewailed him
with a great and very sore lamentation; and he
made a mourning for his father seven days. 11 And
the inhabitants of the land of Chanaan saw the
mourning at the floor of Atad, and said, This is
a great mourning to the Egyptians; therefore he
called its name, The mourning of Egypt, which
1

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is beyond Jordan. 12 And thus his sons did to
him. 13 So his sons carried him up into the land
of Chanaan, and buried him in the double cave,
which cave Abraam bought for possession of a
burying place, of Ephrom the Chettite, before
Mambre. 14 And Joseph returned to Egypt, he and
his brethren, and those that had gone up with
him to bury his father. 15 And when the brethren
of Joseph saw that their father was dead, they
said, Let us take heed, lest at any time Joseph
remember evil against us, and recompense to us
all the evils which we have done against him.
16
And they came to Joseph, and said, Thy father
adjured us before his death, saying, 17 Thus say ye
to Joseph, Forgive them their injustice and their
sin, forasmuch as they have done thee evil; and
now * pardon the injustice of the servants of the
God of thy father. And Joseph wept while they
spoke to him. 18 And they came to him and said,
We, these persons, are thy servants. 19 And Joseph
said to them, Fear not, for I am God's. 20 Ye took
counsel against me for evil, but God took counsel
for me for good, that the matter might be as it is
to-day, and much people might be fed. 21 And he
said to them, Fear not, I will maintain you, and
your families: and he comforted them, and spoke
kindly to them. 22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he
and his brethren, and all the family of his father;
and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years. 23 And
Joseph saw the children of Ephraim to the third
generation; and the sons of Machir the son of
Manasse were borne on the † sides of Joseph.
24
And Joseph spoke to his brethren, saying, I die,
and God will surely visit you, and will bring you
out of this land to the land concerning which God
sware to our fathers, Abraam, Isaac, and Jacob.
25
And Joseph adjured the sons of Israel, saying, At
the visitation with which God shall visit you, then
ye shall carry up my bones hence with you. 26 And
Joseph died, aged an hundred and ten years; and ‡
they prepared his corpse, and put him in a coffin
in Egypt.

* 50:17 Gr. accept.

† 50:23 Gr. thighs.

‡ 50:26 Gr. buried him.

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Exodus 2:14

And God did well to the midwives, and the
people multiplied, and grew very strong. 21 And
as the midwives feared God, they established for
EXODUS
themselves families. 22 And Pharao charged all his
1
These are the names of the sons of Israel that people, saying, Whatever male child shall be born
came into Egypt together with Jacob their fa- to the Hebrews, cast into the river; and every
ther; they came in each with their whole family. female, save it alive.
2
Ruben, Simeon, Levi, Judas, 3 Issachar, Zabulon,
2
Benjamin, 4 Dan and Nephthalim, Gad and Aser.
1
And
there
was
a
certain
man of the tribe of
5
But Joseph was in Egypt. And all the souls born Levi, who took to wife one of the daughters of
of Jacob were seventy-five. 6 And Joseph died, and Levi. 2 And she conceived, and bore a male child;
all his brethren, and all that generation. 7 And and having seen that he was fair, they hid him
the children of Israel increased and multiplied, three months. 3 And when they could no longer
and became numerous and grew exceedingly hide him, his mother took for him an ark, and
strong, and the land multiplied them. 8 And besmeared it with * bitumen, and cast the child
4
there arose up another king over Egypt, who into it, and put it in the ooze by the river. And
knew not Joseph. 9 And he said to his nation, his sister was watching from a distance, to learn
5
Behold, the race of the children of Israel is a great what would happen to him. And the daughter
multitude, and is stronger than we: 10 come then, of Pharao came down to the river to bathe; and
let us deal craftily with them, lest at any time her maids walked by the river's side, and having
they be increased, and whensoever war shall seen the ark6 in the ooze, she sent her maid, and
took it up. And having opened it, she sees the
happen to us, these also shall be added to our
babe weeping in the ark: and the daughter of
enemies, and having prevailed against us in war,
Pharao had compassion on it, and said, This is
they will depart out of the land. 11 And he set
one of the Hebrew's children. 7 And his sister said
over them task-masters, who should afflict them to the daughter of Pharao, Wilt thou that I call
in their works; and they built strong cities for
to thee a nurse of the Hebrews, and shall she
Pharao, both Pitho, and Ramesses, and On, which suckle the child for thee? 8 And the daughter of
12
is Heliopolis. But as they humbled them, by
Pharao said, Go: and the young woman went,
so much they multiplied, and grew exceedingly
and called the mother of the child. 9 And the
strong; and the Egyptians greatly abhorred the daughter of Pharao said to her, Take care of this
children of Israel. 13 And the Egyptians tyrannised child, and suckled it for me, and I will give thee
over the children of Israel by force. 14 And they the wages; and the woman took the child, and
embittered their life by hard labours, in the clay suckled it. 10 And when the boy was grown, she
and in brick-making, and all the works in the brought him to the daughter of Pharao, and he
plains, according to all the works, wherein they became her son; and she called his name, Moses,
caused them to serve with violence. 15 And the saying, I took him out of the water. 11 And it
king of the Egyptians spoke to the midwives of came to pass in that length of time, that Moses
the Hebrews; the name of the one was, Sepphora; having grown, went out to his brethren the sons
and the name of the second, Phua. 16 And he said, of Israel: and having noticed their distress, he
When ye do the office of midwives to the Hebrew
sees an Egyptian smiting a certain Hebrew of his
women, and they are about to be delivered, if it
brethren the children of Israel. 12 And having
be a male, kill it; but if a female, save it. 17 But
the midwives feared God, and did not as the king looked round this way and that way, he sees no
of Egypt appointed them; and they saved the one; and he 13smote the Egyptian, and hid him
male children alive. 18 And the king of Egypt in the sand. And having gone out the second
called the midwives, and said to them, Why is day he sees two Hebrew men fighting; and he
Wherefore smitest thou thy
it that ye have done this thing, and saved the says to the injurer,
14
neighbour?
And
he
said, Who made thee a ruler
19
male children alive? And the midwives said
and
a
judge
over
us?
wilt thou slay me as thou
to Pharao, The Hebrew women are not as the
women of Egypt, for they are delivered before the yesterday slewest the Egyptian? Then Moses was
midwives go in to them. So they bore children. alarmed, and said, If it be thus, this matter has
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* 2:3 i.e. a peculiar kind, more resembling vegetable pitch



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