1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and
darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the
Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3. And God said, Let there be light: and there was
4 And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God
divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he
called Night. And the evening and the morning were the
6. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst
of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters
which [were] under the firmament from the waters which
[were] above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the
evening and the morning were the second day.
9. And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be
gathered together unto one place, and let the dry
[land] appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry [land] Earth; and the
gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and
God saw that [it was] good.
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the
herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit
after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the
earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb
yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding
fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind: and
God saw that [it was] good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third
14. And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament
of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let
them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the
heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light
to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the
night: [he made] the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to
give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and
to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that
[it was] good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth
20. And God said, Let the waters bring forth
abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl
[that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of
21 And God created great whales, and every living
creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth
abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl
after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and
multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl
multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth
24. And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living
creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing,
and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his
kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that
creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw
that [it was] good.
26. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after
our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish
of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the
cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping
thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his [own] image, in the
image of God created he him; male and female created he
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be
fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and
subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea,
and over the fowl of the air, and over every living
thing that moveth upon the earth.
29. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb
bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the
earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a
tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl
of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the
earth, wherein [there is] life, [I have given] every
green herb for meat: and it was so.
31. And God saw every thing that he had made, and,
behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the
morning were the sixth day.
1. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and
all the host of them.
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he
had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his
work which he had made.
3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it:
because that in it he had rested from all his work
which God created and made.
4. These [are] the generations of the heavens and of
the earth when they were created, in the day that the
LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
5 And every plant of the field before it was in the
earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for
the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth,
and [there was] not a man to till the ground.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and
watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the
ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of
life; and man became a living soul.
8. And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden;
and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow
every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for
food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden,
and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden;
and from thence it was parted, and became into four
11 The name of the first [is] Pison: that [is] it
which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where
[there is] gold;
12 And the gold of that land [is] good: there [is]
bdellium and the onyx stone.
13 And the name of the second river [is] Gihon: the
same [is] it that compasseth the whole land of
14 And the name of the third river [is] Hiddekel:
that [is] it which goeth toward the east of Assyria.
And the fourth river [is] Euphrates.
15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into
the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of
every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou
eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
18. And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the
man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for
19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every
beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and
brought [them] unto Adam to see what he would call
them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature,
that [was] the name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl
of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for
Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon
Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and
closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from
man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and
flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because
she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his
mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall
be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife,
and were not ashamed.
1. Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of
the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto
the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of
every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of
the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which [is] in the
midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of
it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof,
then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as
gods, knowing good and evil.
6. And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for
food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a
tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the
fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her
husband with her; and he did eat.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they
knew that they [were] naked; and they sewed fig leaves
together, and made themselves aprons.
8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in
the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his
wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God
amongst the trees of the garden.
9. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto
him, Where [art] thou?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and
I was afraid, because I [was] naked; and I hid myself.
11. And he said, Who told thee that thou [wast] naked?
Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee
that thou shouldest not eat?
12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest [to
be] with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What [is]
this [that] thou hast done? And the woman said, The
serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14. And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because
thou hast done this, thou [art] cursed above all
cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy
belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the
days of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman,
and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy
head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
16. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply
thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt
bring forth children; and thy desire [shall be] to thy
husband, and he shall rule over thee.
17. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened
unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree,
of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat
of it: cursed [is] the ground for thy sake; in sorrow
shalt thou eat [of] it all the days of thy life;
18 Thorns also 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 bread,
till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast
thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt
20. And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she
was the mother of all living.
21. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God
make coats of skins, and clothed them.
22. And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become
as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he
put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life,
and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the
garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east
of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword
which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of
1. And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and
bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a
keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain
brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his
flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect
unto Abel and to his offering:
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not
respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance
6. And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth?
and why is thy countenance fallen?
7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and
if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto
thee [shall be] his desire, and thou shalt rule over
8. And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came
to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up
against Abel his brother, and slew him.
9. And the LORD said unto Cain, Where [is] Abel thy
brother? And he said, I know not: [Am] I my brother's
10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy
brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
11 And now [art] thou cursed from the earth, which
hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood
from thy hand;
12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not
henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and
a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
13. And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment [is]
greater than I can bear.
14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the
face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid;
and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth;
and it shall come to pass, [that] every one that
findeth me shall slay me.
15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever
slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him
sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any
finding him should kill him.
16. And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD,
and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and
bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name
of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat
Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael
19. And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of
the one [was] Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as
dwell in tents, and [of such as have] cattle.
21 And his brother's name [was] Jubal: he was the
father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer
of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of
Tubalcain [was] Naamah.
23. And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah,
Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my
speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a
young man to my hurt.
24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech
seventy and sevenfold.
25. And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son,
and called his name Seth: For God, [said she], hath
appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain
26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and
he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon
the name of the LORD.
1. This [is] the book of the generations of Adam. In
the day that God created man, in the likeness of God
made he him;
2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them,
and called their name Adam, in the day when they were
3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and
begat [a son] in his own likeness, after his image; and
called his name Seth:
4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth
were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and
5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred
and thirty years: and he died.
6. And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat
7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred
and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:
8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and
twelve years: and he died.
9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:
10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred
and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:
11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and
five years: and he died.
12 And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat
13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight
hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:
14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and
ten years: and he died.
15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and
16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight
hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:
17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred
ninety and five years: and he died.
18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years,
and he begat Enoch:
19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred
years, and begat sons and daughters:
20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty
and two years: and he died.
21. And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat
22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat
Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and
23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty
and five years:
24 And Enoch walked with God: and he [was] not; for
God took him.
25. And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven
years, and begat Lamech:
26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven
hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and
27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred
sixty and nine years: and he died.
28. And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years,
and begat a son:
29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This [same]
shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our
hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath
30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred
ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:
31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred
seventy and seven years: and he died.
32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah
begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
1. And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on
the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that
they [were] fair; and they took them wives of all which
3. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always
strive with man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his
days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4. There were giants in the earth in those days; and
also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the
daughters of men, and they bare [children] to them, the
same [became] mighty men which [were] of old, men of
5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man [was] great
in the earth, and [that] every imagination of the
thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually.
6. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on
the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have
created from the face of the earth; both man, and
beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the
air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9 These [are] the generations of Noah: Noah was a
just man [and] perfect in his generations, [and] Noah
walked with God.
10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the
earth was filled with violence.
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was
corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the
13. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is
come before me; for the earth is filled with violence
through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the
14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou
make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without
15 And this [is the fashion] which thou shalt make it
[of]: The length of the ark [shall be] three hundred
cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height
of it thirty cubits.
16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a
cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the
ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; [with] lower,
second, and third [stories] shalt thou make it.
17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters
upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein [is] the
breath of life, from under heaven; [and] every thing
that [is] in the earth shall die.
18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and
thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and
thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of
every [sort] shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep
[them] alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after
their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after
his kind, two of every [sort] shall come unto thee, to
keep [them] alive.
21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten,
and thou shalt gather [it] to thee; and it shall be for
food for thee, and for them.
22. Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded
him, so did he.
1. And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy
house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous
before me in this generation.
2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by
sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that
[are] not clean by two, the male and his female.
3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and
the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the
4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain
upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every
living substance that I have made will I destroy from
off the face of the earth.
5. And Noah did according unto all that the LORD
6 And Noah [was] six hundred years old when the flood
of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and
his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the
waters of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that [are] not
clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth
upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark,
the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the
waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11. In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the
second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the
same day were all the fountains of the great deep
broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and
13. In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and
Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife,
and the three wives of his sons with them, into the
14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the
cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that
creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl
after his kind, every bird of every sort.
15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and
two of all flesh, wherein [is] the breath of life.
16 And they that went in, went in male and female of
all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut
17. And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and
the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was
lift up above the earth.
18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased
greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face
of the waters.
19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the
earth; and all the high hills, that [were] under the
whole heaven, were covered.
20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and
the mountains were covered.
21. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both
of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every
22 All in whose nostrils [was] the breath of life, of
all that [was] in the dry [land], died.
23 And every living substance was destroyed which was
upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and
the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and
they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only
remained [alive], and they that [were] with him in the
24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred
and fifty days.
1. And God remembered Noah, and every living thing,
and all the cattle that [was] with him in the ark: and
God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters
2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of
heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was
3 And the waters returned from off the earth
continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty
days the waters were abated.
4. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the
seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of
5 And the waters decreased continually until the
tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first [day]
of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
6. And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that
Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:
7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and
fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the
waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her
foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the
waters [were] on the face of the whole earth: then he
put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in
unto him into the ark.
10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he
sent forth the dove out of the ark;
11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and,
lo, in her mouth [was] an olive leaf pluckt off: so
Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the
12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth
the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.
13. And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first
year, in the first [month], the first [day] of the
month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and
Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and,
behold, the face of the ground was dry.
14 And in the second month, on the seven and
twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
15. And God spake unto Noah, saying,
16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy
sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.
17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that [is]
with thee, of all flesh, [both] of fowl, and of cattle,
and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the
earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and
be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.
18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife,
and his sons' wives with him:
19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl,
[and] whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their
kinds, went forth out of the ark.
20. And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took
of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and
offered burnt offerings on the altar.
21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD
said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground
any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's
heart [is] evil from his youth; neither will I again
smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest,
and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and
night shall not cease.
1. And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto
them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the
2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be
upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of
the air, upon all that moveth [upon] the earth, and
upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they
3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for
you; even as the green herb have I given you all
4 But flesh with the life thereof, [which is] the
blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require;
at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at
the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother
will I require the life of man.
6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood
be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth
abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
8. And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him,
9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you,
and with your seed after you;
10 And with every living creature that [is] with you,
of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the
earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to
every beast of the earth.
11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither
shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a
flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to
destroy the earth.
12. And God said, This [is] the token of the covenant
which I make between me and you and every living
creature that [is] with you, for perpetual generations:
13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for
a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud
over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the
15 And I will remember my covenant, which [is]
between me and you and every living creature of all
flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to
destroy all flesh.
16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look
upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant
between God and every living creature of all flesh that
[is] upon the earth.
17 And God said unto Noah, This [is] the token of the
covenant, which I have established between me and all
flesh that [is] upon the earth.
18. And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark,
were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham [is] the
father of Canaan.
19 These [are] the three sons of Noah: and of them
was the whole earth overspread.
20 And Noah began [to be] an husbandman, and he
planted a vineyard:
21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he
was uncovered within his tent.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness
of his father, and told his two brethren without.
23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid [it]
upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and
covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces
[were] backward, and they saw not their father's
24. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his
younger son had done unto him.
25 And he said, Cursed [be] Canaan; a servant of
servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26 And he said, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Shem;
and Canaan shall be his servant.
27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in
the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
28. And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and
29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and
fifty years: and he died.
1. Now these [are] the generations of the sons of
Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons
born after the flood.
2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai,
and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and
4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish,
Kittim, and Dodanim.
5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in
their lands; every one after his tongue, after their
families, in their nations.
6. And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut,
7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and
Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of
Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one
in the earth.
9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore
it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the
10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and
Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded
Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,
12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same [is]
a great city.
13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim,
14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came
Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
15. And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,
16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the
17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the
Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the
Canaanites spread abroad.
19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon,
as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto
Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto
20 These [are] the sons of Ham, after their families,
after their tongues, in their countries, [and] in their
21. Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of
Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him
were [children] born.
22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and
Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether,
24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.
25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one
[was] Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and
his brother's name [was] Joktan.
26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and
Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these
[were] the sons of Joktan.
30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest
unto Sephar a mount of the east.
31 These [are] the sons of Shem, after their
families, after their tongues, in their lands, after
32 These [are] the families of the sons of Noah,
after their generations, in their nations: and by these
were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.
1. And the whole earth was of one language, and of one
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the
east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar;
and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make
brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for
stone, and slime had they for morter.
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a
tower, whose top [may reach] unto heaven; and let us
make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the
face of the whole earth.
5. And the LORD came down to see the city and the
tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people [is] one, and
they have all one language; and this they begin to do:
and now nothing will be restrained from them, which
they have imagined to do.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their
language, that they may not understand one another's
8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon
the face of all the earth: and they left off to build
9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because
the LORD did there confound the language of all the
earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad
upon the face of all the earth.
10. These [are] the generations of Shem: Shem [was] an
hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after
11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five
hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and
13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four
hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:
15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred
and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat
17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred
and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:
19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and
nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat
21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and
seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:
23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred
years, and begat sons and daughters.
24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat
25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred
and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram,
Nahor, and Haran.
27. Now these [are] the generations of Terah: Terah
begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land
of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.
29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of
Abram's wife [was] Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife,
Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah,
and the father of Iscah.
30 But Sarai was barren; she [had] no child.
31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of
Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his
son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur
of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and
they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five
years: and Terah died in Haran.
1. Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of
thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy
father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will
bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse
him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families
of the earth be blessed.
4. So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him;
and Lot went with him: and Abram [was] seventy and five
years old when he departed out of Haran.
5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his
brother's son, and all their substance that they had
gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran;
and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and
into the land of Canaan they came.
6. And Abram passed through the land unto the place of
Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite
[was] then in the land.
7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto
thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an
altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the
east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, [having] Bethel
on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded
an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the
9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the
10. And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went
down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine [was]
grievous in the land.
11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to
enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife,
Behold now, I know that thou [art] a fair woman to look
12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the
Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This
[is] his wife: and they will kill me, but they will
save thee alive.
13 Say, I pray thee, thou [art] my sister: that it
may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall
live because of thee.
14. And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come
into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she
[was] very fair.
15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended
her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into
16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he
had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and
maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with
great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.
18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What [is] this
[that] thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell
me that she [was] thy wife?
19 Why saidst thou, She [is] my sister? so I might
have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy
wife, take [her], and go thy way.
20 And Pharaoh commanded [his] men concerning him:
and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he
1. And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife,
and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
2 And Abram [was] very rich in cattle, in silver, and
3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to
Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the
beginning, between Bethel and Hai;
4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made
there at the first: and there Abram called on the name
of the LORD.
5. And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks,
and herds, and tents.
6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they
might dwell together: for their substance was great, so
that they could not dwell together.
7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of
Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the
Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I
pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen
and thy herdmen; for we [be] brethren.
9 [Is] not the whole land before thee? separate
thyself, I pray thee, from me: if [thou wilt take] the
left hand, then I will go to the right; or if [thou
depart] to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
10. And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the
plain of Jordan, that it [was] well watered every
where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,
[even] as the garden of the LORD, like the land of
Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and
Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the
one from the other.
12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot
dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched [his]
tent toward Sodom.
13 But the men of Sodom [were] wicked and sinners
before the LORD exceedingly.
14. And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was
separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look
from the place where thou art northward, and southward,
and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I
give it, and to thy seed for ever.
16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth:
so that if a man can number the dust of the earth,
[then] shall thy seed also be numbered.
17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it
and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
18 Then Abram removed [his] tent, and came and dwelt
in the plain of Mamre, which [is] in Hebron, and built
there an altar unto the LORD.
1. And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of
Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of
Elam, and Tidal king of nations;
2 [That these] made war with Bera king of Sodom, and
with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and
Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which
3 All these were joined together in the vale of
Siddim, which is the salt sea.
4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the
thirteenth year they rebelled.
5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and
the kings that [were] with him, and smote the Rephaims
in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the
Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim,
6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan,
which [is] by the wilderness.
7 And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which
[is] Kadesh, and smote all the country of the
Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in
8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king
of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of
Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same [is] Zoar;) and
they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim;
9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal
king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and
Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.
10 And the vale of Siddim [was full of] slimepits;
and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell
there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.
11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah,
and all their victuals, and went their way.
12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who
dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
13. And there came one that had escaped, and told
Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre
the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner:
and these [were] confederate with Abram.
14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken
captive, he armed his trained [servants], born in his
own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued
[them] unto Dan.
15 And he divided himself against them, he and his
servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them
unto Hobah, which [is] on the left hand of Damascus.
16 And he brought back all the goods, and also
brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the
women also, and the people.
17. And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after
his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of
the kings that [were] with him, at the valley of
Shaveh, which [is] the king's dale.
18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread
and wine: and he [was] the priest of the most high God.
19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed [be] Abram
of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath
delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him
tithes of all.
21. And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the
persons, and take the goods to thyself.
22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift
up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the
possessor of heaven and earth,
23 That I will not [take] from a thread even to a
shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that
[is] thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram
24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and
the portion of the men which went with me, Aner,
Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.
1. After these things the word of the LORD came unto
Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I [am] thy
shield, [and] thy exceeding great reward.
2. And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me,
seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house [is]
this Eliezer of Damascus?
3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no
seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
4 And, behold, the word of the LORD [came] unto him,
saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall
come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now
toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to
number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed
6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to
him for righteousness.
7. And he said unto him, I [am] the LORD that brought
thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land
to inherit it.
8 And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I
shall inherit it?
9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three
years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram
of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young
10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them
in the midst, and laid each piece one against another:
but the birds divided he not.
11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases,
Abram drove them away.
12. And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell
upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell
13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy
seed shall be a stranger in a land [that is] not
theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict
them four hundred years;
14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will
I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great
15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou
shalt be buried in a good old age.
16 But in the fourth generation they shall come
hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites [is] not
17. And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down,
and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a
burning lamp that passed between those pieces.
18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with
Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land,
from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river
19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the
20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the
21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the
Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
1. Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and
she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name [was]
2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD
hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in
unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by
her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the
Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land
of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his
4. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and
when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was
despised in her eyes.
5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong [be] upon thee:
I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw
that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the
LORD judge between me and thee.
6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid [is] in
thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai
dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
7. And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain
of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way
8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest
thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee
from the face of my mistress Sarai.
9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to
thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
10. And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will
multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be
numbered for multitude.
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold,
thou [art] with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt
call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy
12 And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be]
against every man, and every man's hand against him;
and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake
unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also
here looked after him that seeth me?
14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi;
behold, [it is] between Kadesh and Bered.
15. And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his
son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
16 And Abram [was] fourscore and six years old, when
Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.
1. And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the
LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I [am] the
Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee,
and will multiply thee exceedingly.
3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with
4. As for me, behold, my covenant [is] with thee, and
thou shalt be a father of many nations.
5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram,
but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many
nations have I made thee.
6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will
make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
7. And I will establish my covenant between me and
thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for
an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to
thy seed after thee.
8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after
thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the
land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I
will be their God.
9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my
covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in
10 This [is] my covenant, which ye shall keep,
between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man
child among you shall be circumcised.
11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your
foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant
betwixt me and you.
12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised
among you, every man child in your generations, he that
is born in the house, or bought with money of any
stranger, which [is] not of thy seed.
13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is
bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and
my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting
14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his
foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off
from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
15. And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife,
thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah [shall]
her name [be].
16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of
her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be [a mother]
of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and
said in his heart, Shall [a child] be born unto him
that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is
ninety years old, bear?
18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might
live before thee!
19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son
indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will
establish my covenant with him for an everlasting
covenant, [and] with his seed after him.
20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I
have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will
multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he
beget, and I will make him a great nation.
21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which
Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next
22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up
23. And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that
were born in his house, and all that were bought with
his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house;
and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the
selfsame day, as God had said unto him.
24 And Abraham [was] ninety years old and nine, when
he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
25 And Ishmael his son [was] thirteen years old, when
he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
26 In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and
Ishmael his son.
27 And all the men of his house, born in the house,
and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised
1. And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of
Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the
2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three
men stood by him: and when he saw [them], he ran to
meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward
3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in
thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy
4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and
wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:
5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye
your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore
are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as
thou hast said.
6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and
said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal,
knead [it], and make cakes upon the hearth.
7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf
tender and good, and gave [it] unto a young man; and he
hasted to dress it.
8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he
had dressed, and set [it] before them; and he stood by
them under the tree, and they did eat.
9. And they said unto him, Where [is] Sarah thy wife?
And he said, Behold, in the tent.
10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee
according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife
shall have a son. And Sarah heard [it] in the tent
door, which [was] behind him.
11 Now Abraham and Sarah [were] old [and] well
stricken in age; [and] it ceased to be with Sarah after
the manner of women.
12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying,
After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord
being old also?
13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did
Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child,
which am old?
14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time
appointed I will return unto thee, according to the
time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she
was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
16. And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward
Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the
17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that
thing which I do;
18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great
and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth
shall be blessed in him?
19 For I know him, that he will command his children
and his household after him, and they shall keep the
way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the
LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken
20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and
Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very
21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done
altogether according to the cry of it, which is come
unto me; and if not, I will know.
22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and
went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the
23. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also
destroy the righteous with the wicked?
24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the
city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place
for the fifty righteous that [are] therein?
25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to
slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the
righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from
thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty
righteous within the city, then I will spare all the
place for their sakes.
27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have
taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which [am but]
dust and ashes:
28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty
righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for [lack of]
five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I
will not destroy [it].
29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said,
Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he
said, I will not do [it] for forty's sake.
30 And he said [unto him], Oh let not the Lord be
angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall
thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do [it],
if I find thirty there.
31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to
speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty
found there. And he said, I will not destroy [it] for
32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I
will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be
found there. And he said, I will not destroy [it] for
33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left
communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his
1. And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot
sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing [them] rose up
to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward
2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray
you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night,
and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go
on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in
the street all night.
3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned
in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made
them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they
4. But before they lay down, the men of the city,
[even] the men of Sodom, compassed the house round,
both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where
[are] the men which came in to thee this night? bring
them out unto us, that we may know them.
6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut
the door after him,
7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not
known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you,
and do ye to them as [is] good in your eyes: only unto
these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the
shadow of my roof.
9 And they said, Stand back. And they said [again],
This one [fellow] came in to sojourn, and he will needs
be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with
them. And they pressed sore upon the man, [even] Lot,
and came near to break the door.
10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot
into the house to them, and shut to the door.
11 And they smote the men that [were] at the door of
the house with blindness, both small and great: so that
they wearied themselves to find the door.
12. And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any
besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters,
and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring [them] out
of this place:
13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of
them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and
the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law,
which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out
of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But
he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
15. And when the morning arose, then the angels
hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two
daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the
iniquity of the city.
16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his
hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand
of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him:
and they brought him forth, and set him without the
17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them
forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look
not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain;
escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:
19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy
sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou
hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot
escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I
20 Behold now, this city [is] near to flee unto, and
it [is] a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, ([is]
it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee
concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow
this city, for the which thou hast spoken.
22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any
thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of
the city was called Zoar.
23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered
24. Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah
brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain,
and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which
grew upon the ground.
26. But his wife looked back from behind him, and she
became a pillar of salt.
27. And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the
place where he stood before the LORD:
28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and
toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo,
the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a
29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities
of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot
out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew
the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
30. And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the
mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared
to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his
31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our
father [is] old, and [there is] not a man in the earth
to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:
32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we
will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our
33 And they made their father drink wine that night:
and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and
he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the
firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay
yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine
this night also; and go thou in, [and] lie with him,
that we may preserve seed of our father.
35 And they made their father drink wine that night
also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he
perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by
37 And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name
Moab: the same [is] the father of the Moabites unto
38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called
his name Benammi: the same [is] the father of the
children of Ammon unto this day.
1. And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south
country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and
sojourned in Gerar.
2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She [is] my
sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took
3. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and
said to him, Behold, thou [art but] a dead man, for the
woman which thou hast taken; for she [is] a man's wife.
4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said,
Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?
5 Said he not unto me, She [is] my sister? and she,
even she herself said, He [is] my brother: in the
integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I
6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that
thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I
also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore
suffered I thee not to touch her.
7 Now therefore restore the man [his] wife; for he
[is] a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou
shalt live: and if thou restore [her] not, know thou
that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that [are]
8. Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and
called all his servants, and told all these things in
their ears: and the men were sore afraid.
9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him,
What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended
thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a
great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not
to be done.
10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou,
that thou hast done this thing?
11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the
fear of God [is] not in this place; and they will slay
me for my wife's sake.
12 And yet indeed [she is] my sister; she [is] the
daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my
mother; and she became my wife.
13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander
from my father's house, that I said unto her, This [is]
thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every
place whither we shall come, say of me, He [is] my
14. And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and
menservants, and womenservants, and gave [them] unto
Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.
15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land [is] before
thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.
16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy
brother a thousand [pieces] of silver: behold, he [is]
to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that [are]
with thee, and with all [other]: thus she was reproved.
17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed
Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they
18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of
the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's
1. And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the
LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his
old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to
3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was
born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight
days old, as God had commanded him.
5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son
Isaac was born unto him.
6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, [so
that] all that hear will laugh with me.
7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham,
that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have
born [him] a son in his old age.
8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham
made a great feast the [same] day that Isaac was
9. And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which
she had born unto Abraham, mocking.
10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this
bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman
shall not be heir with my son, [even] with Isaac.
11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight
because of his son.
12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous
in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy
bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee,
hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be
13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a
nation, because he [is] thy seed.
14. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took
bread, and a bottle of water, and gave [it] unto Hagar,
putting [it] on her shoulder, and the child, and sent
her away: and she departed, and wandered in the
wilderness of Beersheba.
15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she
cast the child under one of the shrubs.
16 And she went, and sat her down over against [him]
a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let
me not see the death of the child. And she sat over
against [him], and lift up her voice, and wept.
17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel
of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto
her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath
heard the voice of the lad where he [is].
18 Arise, lift up the lad, 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
water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water,
and gave the lad drink.
20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt
in the wilderness, and became an archer.
21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his
mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
22. And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech
and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto
Abraham, saying, God [is] with thee in all that thou
23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou
wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor
with my son's son: [but] according to the kindness that
I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to
the land wherein thou hast sojourned.
24 And Abraham said, I will swear.
25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well
of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently
26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this
thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I
[of it], but to day.
27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them
unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.
28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by
29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What [mean] these
seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?
30 And he said, For [these] seven ewe lambs shalt
thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto
me, that I have digged this well.
31 Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because
there they sware both of them.
32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then
Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his
host, and they returned into the land of the
33. And [Abraham] planted a grove in Beersheba, and
called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting
34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land
1. And it came to pass after these things, that God
did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he
said, Behold, [here] I [am].
2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only [son]
Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of
Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon
one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
3. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and
saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with
him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the
burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of
which God had told him.
4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes,
and saw the place afar off.
5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here
with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and
worship, and come again to you.
6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering,
and laid [it] upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire
in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them
7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said,
My father: and he said, Here [am] I, my son. And he
said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where [is] the
lamb for a burnt offering?
8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself
a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them
9 And they came to the place which God had told him
of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood
in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the
altar upon the wood.
10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the
knife to slay his son.
11. And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of
heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad,
neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that
thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy
son, thine only [son] from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and
behold behind [him] a ram caught in a thicket by his
horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered
him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place
Jehovahjireh: as it is said [to] this day, In the mount
of the LORD it shall be seen.
15. And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out
of heaven the second time,
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD,
for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not
withheld thy son, thine only [son]:
17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in
multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of
the heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea
shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his
18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth
be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they
rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham
dwelt at Beersheba.
20. And it came to pass after these things, that it
was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also
born children unto thy brother Nahor;
21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel
the father of Aram,
22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph,
23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did
bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
24 And his concubine, whose name [was] Reumah, she
bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
1. And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years
old: [these were] the years of the life of Sarah.
2 And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same [is] Hebron
in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for
Sarah, and to weep for her.
3. And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and
spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,
4 I [am] a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me
a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may
bury my dead out of my sight.
5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying
6 Hear us, my lord: thou [art] a mighty prince among
us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none
of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that
thou mayest bury thy dead.
7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the
people of the land, [even] to the children of Heth.
8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your
mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear
me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he
hath, which [is] in the end of his field; for as much
money as it is worth he shall give it me for a
possession of a buryingplace amongst you.
10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and
Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of
the children of Heth, [even] of all that went in at the
gate of his city, saying,
11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and
the cave that [is] therein, I give it thee; in the
presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury
12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people
of the land.
13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the
people of the land, saying, But if thou [wilt give it],
I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the
field; take [it] of me, and I will bury my dead there.
14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land [is worth] four
hundred shekels of silver; what [is] that betwixt me
and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
16. And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham
weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the
audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of
silver, current [money] with the merchant.
17 And the field of Ephron, which [was] in Machpelah,
which [was] before Mamre, the field, and the cave which
[was] therein, and all the trees that [were] in the
field, that [were] in all the borders round about, were
18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of
the children of Heth, before all that went in at the
gate of his city.
19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in
the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the
same [is] Hebron in the land of Canaan.
20 And the field, and the cave that [is] therein,
were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a
buryingplace by the sons of Heth.
1. And Abraham was old, [and] well stricken in age:
and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.
2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his
house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray
thee, thy hand under my thigh:
3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of
heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not
take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the
Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my
kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the
woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land:
must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from
whence thou camest?
6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou
bring not my son thither again.
7 The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my
father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and
which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying,
Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his
angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my
son from thence.
8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow
thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only
bring not my son thither again.
9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of
Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that
10. And the servant took ten camels of the camels of
his master, and departed; for all the goods of his
master [were] in his hand: and he arose, and went to
Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the
city by a well of water at the time of the evening,
[even] the time that women go out to draw [water].
12 And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I
pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew
kindness unto my master Abraham.
13 Behold, I stand [here] by the well of water; and
the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw
14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I
shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I
may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give
thy camels drink also: [let the same be] she [that]
thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby
shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my
15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking,
that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to
Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's
brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.
16 And the damsel [was] very fair to look upon, a
virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went
down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me,
I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and
let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said,
I will draw [water] for thy camels also, until they
have done drinking.
20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the
trough, and ran again unto the well to draw [water],
and drew for all his camels.
21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to
wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or
22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done
drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a
shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten
[shekels] weight of gold;
23 And said, Whose daughter [art] thou? tell me, I
pray thee: is there room [in] thy father's house for us
to lodge in?
24 And she said unto him, I [am] the daughter of
Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.
25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and
provender enough, and room to lodge in.
26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped
27 And he said, Blessed [be] the LORD God of my
master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master
of his mercy and his truth: I [being] in the way, the
LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren.
28 And the damsel ran, and told [them of] her
mother's house these things.
29. And Rebekah had a brother, and his name [was]
Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.
30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and
bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard
the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the
man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he
stood by the camels at the well.
31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD;
wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared
the house, and room for the camels.
32 And the man came into the house: and he ungirded
his camels, and gave straw and provender for the
camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet
that [were] with him.
33 And there was set [meat] before him to eat: but he
said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand.
And he said, Speak on.
34 And he said, I [am] Abraham's servant.
35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and
he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and
herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and
maidservants, and camels, and asses.
36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master
when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that
37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt
not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the
Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:
38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to
my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.
39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman
will not follow me.
40 And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk,
will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and
thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of
my father's house:
41 Then shalt thou be clear from [this] my oath, when
thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee
[one], thou shalt be clear from my oath.
42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O
LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper
my way which I go:
43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall
come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw
[water], and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a
little water of thy pitcher to drink;
44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will
also draw for thy camels: [let] the same [be] the woman
whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's son.
45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart,
behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her
shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew
[water]: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray
46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from
her [shoulder], and said, Drink, and I will give thy
camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels
47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter [art]
thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's
son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring
upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.
48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD,
and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which
had led me in the right way to take my master's
brother's daughter unto his son.
49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my
master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn
to the right hand, or to the left.
50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The
thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto
thee bad or good.
51 Behold, Rebekah [is] before thee, take [her], and
go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD
52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant
heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, [bowing
himself] to the earth.
53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver,
and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave [them] to
Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother
54. And they did eat and drink, he and the men that
[were] with him, and tarried all night; and they rose
up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my
55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the
damsel abide with us [a few] days, at the least ten;
after that she shall go.
56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the
LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go
to my master.
57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and
enquire at her mouth.
58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt
thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.
59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her
nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.
60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou
[art] our sister, be thou [the mother] of thousands of
millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those
which hate them.
61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode
upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant
took Rebekah, and went his way.
62. And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi;
for he dwelt in the south country.
63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the
eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and,
behold, the camels [were] coming.
64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw
Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
65 For she [had] said unto the servant, What man [is]
this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the
servant [had] said, It [is] my master: therefore she
took a vail, and covered herself.
66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had
67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's
tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he
loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's
1. Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name [was]
2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan,
and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of
Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and
Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these [were] the
children of Keturah.
5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham
had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac
his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east
7 And these [are] the days of the years of Abraham's
life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen
8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good
old age, an old man, and full [of years]; and was
gathered to his people.
9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the
cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of
Zohar the Hittite, which [is] before Mamre;
10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of
Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
11. And it came to pass after the death of Abraham,
that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the
12 Now these [are] the generations of Ishmael,
Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's
handmaid, bare unto Abraham:
13 And these [are] the names of the sons of Ishmael,
by their names, according to their generations: the
firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel,
14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
16 These [are] the sons of Ishmael, and these [are]
their names, by their towns, and by their castles;
twelve princes according to their nations.
17 And these [are] the years of the life of Ishmael,
an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up
the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.
18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that [is]
before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: [and] he
died in the presence of all his brethren.
19. And these [are] the generations of Isaac,
Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:
20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah
to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of
Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because
she [was] barren: and the LORD was intreated of him,
and Rebekah his wife conceived.
22 And the children struggled together within her;
and she said, If [it be] so, why [am] I thus? And she
went to enquire of the LORD.
23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations [are] in
thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated
from thy bowels; and [the one] people shall be stronger
than [the other] people; and the elder shall serve the
24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled,
behold, [there were] twins in her womb.
25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy
garment; and they called his name Esau.
26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand
took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called
Jacob: and Isaac [was] threescore years old when she
27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter,
a man of the field; and Jacob [was] a plain man,
dwelling in tents.
28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of [his]
venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29. And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the
field, and he [was] faint:
30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with
that same red [pottage]; for I [am] faint: therefore
was his name called Edom.
31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
32 And Esau said, Behold, I [am] at the point to die:
and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware
unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of
lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and
went his way: thus Esau despised [his] birthright.
1. And there was a famine in the land, beside the
first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac
went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.
2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not
down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell
3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and
will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I
will give all these countries, and I will perform the
oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;
4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars
of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these
countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the
earth be blessed;
5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my
charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
6. And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:
7 And the men of the place asked [him] of his wife;
and he said, She [is] my sister: for he feared to say,
[She is] my wife; lest, [said he], the men of the place
should kill me for Rebekah; because she [was] fair to
8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long
time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out
at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac [was] sporting
with Rebekah his wife.
9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a
surety she [is] thy wife: and how saidst thou, She [is]
my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said,
Lest I die for her.
10 And Abimelech said, What [is] this thou hast done
unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with
thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness
11 And Abimelech charged all [his] people, saying, He
that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put
12. Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the
same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.
13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and
grew until he became very great:
14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of
herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines
15 For all the wells which his father's servants had
digged in the days of Abraham his father, the
Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with
16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for
thou art much mightier than we.
17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in
the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.
18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which
they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for
the Philistines had stopped them after the death of
Abraham: and he called their names after the names by
which his father had called them.
19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and
found there a well of springing water.
20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's
herdmen, saying, The water [is] ours: and he called the
name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.
21 And they digged another well, and strove for that
also: and he called the name of it Sitnah.
22 And he removed from thence, and digged another
well; and for that they strove not: and he called the
name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath
made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.
23 And he went up from thence to Beersheba.
24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and
said, I [am] the God of Abraham thy father: fear not,
for I [am] with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply
thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.
25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the
name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there
Isaac's servants digged a well.
26. Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and
Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief
captain of his army.
27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me,
seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?
28 And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was
with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath
betwixt us, [even] betwixt us and thee, and let us make
a covenant with thee;
29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not
touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but
good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou [art] now
the blessed of the LORD.
30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and
31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware
one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they
departed from him in peace.
32 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's
servants came, and told him concerning the well which
they had digged, and said unto him, We have found
33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the
city [is] Beersheba unto this day.
34. And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife
Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath
the daughter of Elon the Hittite:
35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to
1. And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and
his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called
Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he
said unto him, Behold, [here am] I.
2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the
day of my death:
3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy
quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take
me [some] venison;
4 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring
[it] to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee
before I die.
5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son.
And Esau went to the field to hunt [for] venison, [and]
to bring [it].
6. And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying,
Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother,
7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I
may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my
8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to
that which I command thee.
9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two
good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury
meat for thy father, such as he loveth:
10 And thou shalt bring [it] to thy father, that he
may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.
11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau
my brother [is] a hairy man, and I [am] a smooth man:
12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall
seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse
upon me, and not a blessing.
13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me [be] thy
curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me
14 And he went, and fetched, and brought [them] to
his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as
his father loved.
15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son
Esau, which [were] with her in the house, and put them
upon Jacob her younger son:
16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats
upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:
17 And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which
she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
18. And he came unto his father, and said, My father:
and he said, Here [am] I; who [art] thou, my son?
19 And Jacob said unto his father, I [am] Esau thy
firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me:
arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy
soul may bless me.
20 And Isaac said unto his son, How [is it] that thou
hast found [it] so quickly, my son? And he said,
Because the LORD thy God brought [it] to me.
21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee,
that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou [be] my very
son Esau or not.
22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he
felt him, and said, The voice [is] Jacob's voice, but
the hands [are] the hands of Esau.
23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were
hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.
24 And he said, [Art] thou my very son Esau? And he
said, I [am].
25 And he said, Bring [it] near to me, and I will eat
of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And
he brought [it] near to him, and he did eat: and he
brought him wine, and he drank.
26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now,
and kiss me, my son.
27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled
the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said,
See, the smell of my son [is] as the smell of a field
which the LORD hath blessed:
28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and
the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to
thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's
sons bow down to thee: cursed [be] every one that
curseth thee, and blessed [be] he that blesseth thee.
30. And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an
end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone
out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau
his brother came in from his hunting.
31 And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it
unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my
father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy
soul may bless me.
32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who [art]
thou? And he said, I [am] thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said,
Who? where [is] he that hath taken venison, and brought
[it] me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest,
and have blessed him? yea, [and] he shall be blessed.
34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he
cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said
unto his father, Bless me, [even] me also, O my father.
35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and
hath taken away thy blessing.
36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he
hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my
birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my
blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a
blessing for me?
37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I
have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I
given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have
I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my
38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one
blessing, my father? bless me, [even] me also, O my
father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him,
Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth,
and of the dew of heaven from above;
40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve
thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt
have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from
off thy neck.
41. And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing
wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his
heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand;
then will I slay my brother Jacob.
42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to
Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son,
and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as
touching thee, doth comfort himself, [purposing] to
43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise,
flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;
44 And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's
fury turn away;
45 Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and
he forget [that] which thou hast done to him: then I
will send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be
deprived also of you both in one day?
46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life
because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife
of the daughters of Heth, such as these [which are] of
the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do
1. And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and
charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a
wife of the daughters of Canaan.
2 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy
mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of
the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.
3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee
fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a
multitude of people;
4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and
to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the
land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto
5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram
unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of
Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
6. When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and
sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from
thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a
charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the
daughters of Canaan;
7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother,
and was gone to Padanaram;
8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan
pleased not Isaac his father;
9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the
wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael
Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
10. And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward
11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried
there all night, because the sun was set; and he took
of the stones of that place, and put [them for] his
pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the
earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold
the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I
[am] the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of
Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give
it, and to thy seed;
14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth,
and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the
east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee
and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be
15 And, behold, I [am] with thee, and will keep thee
in all [places] whither thou goest, and will bring thee
again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until
I have done [that] which I have spoken to thee of.
16. And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said,
Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew [it] not.
17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful [is]
this place! this [is] none other but the house of God,
and this [is] the gate of heaven.
18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took
the stone that he had put [for] his pillows, and set it
up [for] a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but
the name of that city [was called] Luz at the first.
20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with
me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will
give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
21 So that I come again to my father's house in
peace; then shall the LORD be my God:
22 And this stone, which I have set [for] a pillar,
shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give
me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
1. Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the
land of the people of the east.
2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and,
lo, there [were] three flocks of sheep lying by it; for
out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great
stone [was] upon the well's mouth.
3 And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they
rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the
sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in
4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence [be]
ye? And they said, Of Haran [are] we.
5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of
Nahor? And they said, We know [him].
6 And he said unto them, [Is] he well? And they said,
[He is] well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh
with the sheep.
7 And he said, Lo, [it is] yet high day, neither [is
it] time that the cattle should be gathered together:
water ye the sheep, and go [and] feed [them].
8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be
gathered together, and [till] they roll the stone from
the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.
9. And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with
her father's sheep: for she kept them.
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 went near,
and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered
the flock of Laban his mother's brother.
11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice,
12 And Jacob told Rachel that he [was] her father's
brother, and that he [was] Rebekah's son: and she ran
and told her father.
13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings
of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and
embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his
house. And he told Laban all these things.
14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou [art] my bone
and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a
15. And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou [art] my
brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought?
tell me, what [shall] thy wages [be]?
16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder
[was] Leah, and the name of the younger [was] Rachel.
17 Leah [was] tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful
and well favoured.
18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve
thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
19 And Laban said, [It is] better that I give her to
thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide
20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they
seemed unto him [but] a few days, for the love he had
21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give [me] my wife, for
my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the
place, and made a feast.
23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took
Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went
in unto her.
24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his
maid [for] an handmaid.
25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold,
it [was] Leah: and he said to Laban, What [is] this
thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for
Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our
country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also
for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet
seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he
gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his
handmaid to be her maid.
30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also
Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven
31. And when the LORD saw that Leah [was] hated, he
opened her womb: but Rachel [was] barren.
32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called
his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath
looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband
will love me.
33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said,
Because the LORD hath heard that I [was] hated, he hath
therefore given me this [son] also: and she called his
34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said,
Now this time will my husband be joined unto me,
because I have born him three sons: therefore was his
name called Levi.
35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she
said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called
his name Judah; and left bearing.
1. And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no
children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto
Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.
2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and
he said, [Am] I in God's stead, who hath withheld from
thee the fruit of the womb?
3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto
her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also
have children by her.
4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and
Jacob went in unto her.
5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.
6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also
heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore
called she his name Dan.
7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare
Jacob a second son.
8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I
wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she
called his name Naphtali.
9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took
Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.
10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.
11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his
12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.
13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will
call me blessed: and she called his name Asher.
14. And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and
found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his
mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray
thee, of thy son's mandrakes.
15 And she said unto her, [Is it] a small matter that
thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away
my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he
shall lie with thee to night for thy son's mandrakes.
16 And Jacob came out of the field in the evening,
and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come
in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's
mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.
17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived,
and bare Jacob the fifth son.
18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because
I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called
his name Issachar.
19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth
20 And Leah said, God hath endued me [with] a good
dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I
have born him six sons: and she called his name
21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her
22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to
her, and opened her womb.
23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God
hath taken away my reproach:
24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD
shall add to me another son.
25. And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph,
that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go
unto mine own place, and to my country.
26 Give [me] my wives and my children, for whom I
have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my
service which I have done thee.
27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have
found favour in thine eyes, [tarry: for] I have learned
by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy
28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give
29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have
served thee, and how thy cattle was with me.
30 For [it was] little which thou hadst before I
[came], and it is [now] increased unto a multitude; and
the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now
when shall I provide for mine own house also?
31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob
said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do
this thing for me, I will again feed [and] keep thy
32 I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing
from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and
all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted
and speckled among the goats: and [of such] shall be my
33 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to
come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face:
every one that [is] not speckled and spotted among the
goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted
stolen with me.
34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be
according to thy word.
35 And he removed that day the he goats that were
ringstraked and spotted, and all the she goats that
were speckled and spotted, [and] every one that had
[some] white in it, and all the brown among the sheep,
and gave [them] into the hand of his sons.
36 And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and
Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
37. And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of
the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in
them, and made the white appear which [was] in the
38 And he set the rods which he had pilled before the
flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the
flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when
they came to drink.
39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and
brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and
40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the
faces of the flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the
brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks
by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle.
41 And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger
cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before
the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might
conceive among the rods.
42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put [them] not
in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger
43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had much
cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels,
1. And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying,
Jacob hath taken away all that [was] our father's; and
of [that] which [was] our father's hath he gotten all
2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and,
behold, it [was] not toward him as before.
3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land
of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with
4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the
field unto his flock,
5 And said unto them, I see your father's
countenance, that it [is] not toward me as before; but
the God of my father hath been with me.
6 And ye know that with all my power I have served
7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my
wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.
8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages;
then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus,
The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the
9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father,
and given [them] to me.
10 And it came to pass at the time that the cattle
conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a
dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the
cattle [were] ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.
11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream,
[saying], Jacob: And I said, Here [am] I.
12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all
the rams which leap upon the cattle [are] ringstraked,
speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban
doeth unto thee.
13 I [am] the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst
the pillar, [and] where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now
arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the
land of thy kindred.
14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him,
[Is there] yet any portion or inheritance for us in our
15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath
sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.
16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our
father, that [is] ours, and our children's: now then,
whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.
17. Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives
18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his
goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting,
which he had gotten in Padanaram, for to go to Isaac
his father in the land of Canaan.
19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had
stolen the images that [were] her father's.
20 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian,
in that he told him not that he fled.
21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up,
and passed over the river, and set his face [toward]
the mount Gilead.
22 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob
23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued
after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in
the mount Gilead.
24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by
night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not
to Jacob either good or bad.
25. Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched
his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren
pitched in the mount of Gilead.
26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that
thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away
my daughters, as captives [taken] with the sword?
27 Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal
away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have
sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret,
and with harp?
28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my
daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in [so] doing.
29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but
the God of your father spake unto me yesternight,
saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob
either good or bad.
30 And now, [though] thou wouldest needs be gone,
because thou sore longedst after thy father's house,
[yet] wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?
31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I
was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take
by force thy daughters from me.
32 With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not
live: before our brethren discern thou what [is] thine
with me, and take [it] to thee. For Jacob knew not that
Rachel had stolen them.
33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's
tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but he
found [them] not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and
entered into Rachel's tent.
34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in
the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban
searched all the tent, but found [them] not.
35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease
my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the
custom of women [is] upon me. And he searched, but
found not the images.
36. And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and
Jacob answered and said to Laban, What [is] my
trespass? what [is] my sin, that thou hast so hotly
pursued after me?
37 Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast
thou found of all thy household stuff? set [it] here
before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may
judge betwixt us both.
38 This twenty years [have] I [been] with thee; thy
ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, and
the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.
39 That which was torn [of beasts] I brought not unto
thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou
require it, [whether] stolen by day, or stolen by
40 [Thus] I was; in the day the drought consumed me,
and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine
41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I
served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and
six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my
wages ten times.
42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham,
and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou
hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine
affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked
43. And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, [These]
daughters [are] my daughters, and [these] children
[are] my children, and [these] cattle [are] my cattle,
and all that thou seest [is] mine: and what can I do
this day unto these my daughters, or unto their
children which they have born?
44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I
and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and
45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up [for] a
46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones;
and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did
eat there upon the heap.
47 And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob
called it Galeed.
48 And Laban said, This heap [is] a witness between
me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it
49 And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me
and thee, when we are absent one from another.
50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou
shalt take [other] wives beside my daughters, no man
[is] with us; see, God [is] witness betwixt me and
51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and
behold [this] pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and
52 This heap [be] witness, and [this] pillar [be]
witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee,
and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this
pillar unto me, for harm.
53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God
of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by
the fear of his father Isaac.
54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and
called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat
bread, and tarried all night in the mount.
55 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed
his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban
departed, and returned unto his place.
1. And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God
2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This [is] God's
host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
3. And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his
brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak
unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have
sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:
5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and
menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell
my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.
6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We
came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet
thee, and four hundred men with him.
7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and
he divided the people that [was] with him, and the
flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;
8 And said, If Esau come to the one company, and
smite it, then the other company which is left shall
9. And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God
of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me,
Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will
deal well with thee:
10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies,
and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy
servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan;
and now I am become two bands.
11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my
brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he
will come and smite me, [and] the mother with the
12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and
make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be
numbered for multitude.
13. And he lodged there that same night; and took of
that which came to his hand a present for Esau his
14 Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two
hundred ewes, and twenty rams,
15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine,
and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals.
16 And he delivered [them] into the hand of his
servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his
servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt
drove and drove.
17 And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau
my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose
[art] thou? and whither goest thou? and whose [are]
these before thee?
18 Then thou shalt say, [They be] thy servant
Jacob's; it [is] a present sent unto my lord Esau: and,
behold, also he [is] behind us.
19 And so commanded he the second, and the third, and
all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner
shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.
20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob
[is] behind us. For he said, I will appease him with
the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will
see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.
21 So went the present over before him: and himself
lodged that night in the company.
22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives,
and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and
passed over the ford Jabbok.
23 And he took them, and sent them over the brook,
and sent over that he had.
24. And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man
with him until the breaking of the day.
25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him,
he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of
Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with
26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And
he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
27 And he said unto him, What [is] thy name? And he
28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more
Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with
God and with men, and hast prevailed.
29 And Jacob asked [him], and said, Tell [me], I pray
thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore [is] it [that]
thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for
I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon
him, and he halted upon his thigh.
32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not [of] the
sinew which shrank, which [is] upon the hollow of the
thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of
Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank. Genesis 33
1. And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and,
behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And
he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and
unto the two handmaids.
2 And he put the handmaids and their children
foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel
and Joseph hindermost.
3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself
to the ground seven times, until he came near to his
4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and
fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.
5. And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and
the children; and said, Who [are] those with thee? And
he said, The children which God hath graciously given
6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their
children, and they bowed themselves.
7 And Leah also with her children came near, and
bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and
Rachel, and they bowed themselves.
8 And he said, What [meanest] thou by all this drove
which I met? And he said, [These are] to find grace in
the sight of my lord.
9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that
thou hast unto thyself.
10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have
found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my
hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I
had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with
11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to
thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and
because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took
12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us
go, and I will go before thee.
13 And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the
children [are] tender, and the flocks and herds with
young [are] with me: and if men should overdrive them
one day, all the flock will die.
14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his
servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the
cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to
endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.
15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee [some]
of the folk that [are] with me. And he said, What
needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.
16. So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.
17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an
house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the
name of the place is called Succoth.
18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which
[is] in the land of Canaan, when he came from
Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city.
19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had
spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor,
Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money.
20 And he erected there an altar, and called it
1. And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto
Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.
2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite,
prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay
with her, and defiled her.
3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of
Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto
4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying,
Get me this damsel to wife.
5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his
daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the
field: and Jacob held his peace until they were come.
6. And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob
to commune with him.
7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when
they heard [it]: and the men were grieved, and they
were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel
in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not
to be done.
8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of
my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you
give her him to wife.
9 And make ye marriages with us, [and] give your
daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.
10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be
before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you
11 And Shechem said unto her father and unto her
brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye
shall say unto me I will give.
12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will
give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the
damsel to wife.
13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor
his father deceitfully, and said, because he had
defiled Dinah their sister:
14 And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing,
to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for
that [were] a reproach unto us:
15 But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will
be as we [be], that every male of you be circumcised;
16 Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we
will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with
you, and we will become one people.
17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be
circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we
will be gone.
18. And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's
19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing,
because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he
[was] more honourable than all the house of his father.
20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate
of their city, and communed with the men of their city,
21 These men [are] peaceable with us; therefore let
them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the
land, behold, [it is] large enough for them; let us
take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give
them our daughters.
22 Only herein will the men consent unto us for to
dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us
be circumcised, as they [are] circumcised.
23 [Shall] not their cattle and their substance and
every beast of theirs [be] ours? only let us consent
unto them, and they will dwell with us.
24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened
all that went out of the gate of his city; and every
male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of
25. And it came to pass on the third day, when they
were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and
Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and
came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.
26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the
edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's
house, and went out.
27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled
the city, because they had defiled their sister.
28 They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their
asses, and that which [was] in the city, and that which
[was] in the field,
29 And all their wealth, and all their little ones,
and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all
that [was] in the house.
30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have
troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants
of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites:
and I [being] few in number, they shall gather
themselves together against me, and slay me; and I
shall be destroyed, I and my house.
31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as
with an harlot?
1. And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel,
and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that
appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of
Esau thy brother.
2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that
[were] with him, Put away the strange gods that [are]
among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will
make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the
day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I
4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which
[were] in their hand, and [all their] earrings which
[were] in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak
which [was] by Shechem.
5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon
the cities that [were] round about them, and they did
not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
6. So Jacob came to Luz, which [is] in the land of
Canaan, that [is], Bethel, he and all the people that
[were] with him.
7 And he built there an altar, and called the place
Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he
fled from the face of his brother.
8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was
buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it
was called Allonbachuth.
9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out
of Padanaram, and blessed him.
10 And God said unto him, Thy name [is] Jacob: thy
name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel
shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.
11 And God said unto him, I [am] God Almighty: be
fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of
nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of
12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to
thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I
give the land.
13 And God went up from him in the place where he
talked with him.
14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he
talked with him, [even] a pillar of stone: and he
poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil
15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God
spake with him, Bethel.
16. And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but
a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed,
and she had hard labour.
17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour,
that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt
have this son also.
18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing,
(for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his
father called him Benjamin.
19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to
Ephrath, which [is] Bethlehem.
20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that [is]
the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
21. And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond
the tower of Edar.
22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that
land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's
concubine: and Israel heard [it]. Now the sons of Jacob
23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and
Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:
24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:
25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan,
26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and
Asher: these [are] the sons of Jacob, which were born
to him in Padanaram.
27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre,
unto the city of Arbah, which [is] Hebron, where
Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and
29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was
gathered unto his people, [being] old and full of days:
and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
1. Now these [are] the generations of Esau, who [is]
2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan;
Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah
the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
3 And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of
4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare
5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah:
these [are] the sons of Esau, which were born unto him
in the land of Canaan.
6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his
daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his
cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance,
which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into
the country from the face of his brother Jacob.
7 For their riches were more than that they might
dwell together; and the land wherein they were
strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.
8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau [is] Edom.
9. And these [are] the generations of Esau the father
of the Edomites in mount Seir:
10 These [are] the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the
son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of
Bashemath the wife of Esau.
11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho,
and Gatam, and Kenaz.
12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and
she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these [were] the sons of
Adah Esau's wife.
13 And these [are] the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and
Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons of
Bashemath Esau's wife.
14 And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the
daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife:
and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
15 These [were] dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons
of Eliphaz the firstborn [son] of Esau; duke Teman,
duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,
16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, [and] duke Amalek: these
[are] the dukes [that came] of Eliphaz in the land of
Edom; these [were] the sons of Adah.
17 And these [are] the sons of Reuel Esau's son; duke
Nahath, duke Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these
[are] the dukes [that came] of Reuel in the land of
Edom; these [are] the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.
18 And these [are] the sons of Aholibamah Esau's
wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these [were]
the dukes [that came] of Aholibamah the daughter of
Anah, Esau's wife.
19 These [are] the sons of Esau, who [is] Edom, and
these [are] their dukes.
20. These [are] the sons of Seir the Horite, who
inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and
21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these [are] the
dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land
22 And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and
Lotan's sister [was] Timna.
23 And the children of Shobal [were] these; Alvan,
and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
24 And these [are] the children of Zibeon; both Ajah,
and Anah: this [was that] Anah that found the mules in
the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his
25 And the children of Anah [were] these; Dishon, and
Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.
26 And these [are] the children of Dishon; Hemdan,
and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
27 The children of Ezer [are] these; Bilhan, and
Zaavan, and Akan.
28 The children of Dishan [are] these; Uz, and Aran.
29 These [are] the dukes [that came] of the Horites;
duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,
30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these [are]
the dukes [that came] of Hori, among their dukes in the
land of Seir.
31. And these [are] the kings that reigned in the land
of Edom, before there reigned any king over the
children of Israel.
32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the
name of his city [was] Dinhabah.
33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of
Bozrah reigned in his stead.
34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani
reigned in his stead.
35 And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who
smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his
stead: and the name of his city [was] Avith.
36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in
37 And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth [by] the
river reigned in his stead.
38 And Saul died, and Baalhanan the son of Achbor
reigned in his stead.
39 And Baalhanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar
reigned in his stead: and the name of his city [was]
Pau; and his wife's name [was] Mehetabel, the daughter
of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
40 And these [are] the names of the dukes [that came]
of Esau, according to their families, after their
places, by their names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke
41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these [be] the dukes of
Edom, according to their habitations in the land of
their possession: he [is] Esau the father of the
1. And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was
a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
2 These [are] the generations of Jacob. Joseph,
[being] seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with
his brethren; and the lad [was] with the sons of
Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's
wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil
3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children,
because he [was] the son of his old age: and he made
him a coat of [many] colours.
4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved
him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and
could not speak peaceably unto him.
5. And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told [it] his
brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream
which I have dreamed:
7 For, behold, we [were] binding sheaves in the
field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright;
and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made
obeisance to my sheaf.
8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed
reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over
us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and
for his words.
9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his
brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream
more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven
stars made obeisance to me.
10 And he told [it] to his father, and to his
brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto
him, What [is] this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall
I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow
down ourselves to thee to the earth?
11 And his brethren envied him; but his father
observed the saying.
12. And his brethren went to feed their father's flock
13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren
feed [the flock] in Shechem? come, and I will send thee
unto them. And he said to him, Here [am I].
14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether
it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks;
and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale
of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
15 And a certain man found him, and, behold, [he was]
wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying,
What seekest thou?
16 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray
thee, where they feed [their flocks].
17 And the man said, They are departed hence; for I
heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went
after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he
came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay
19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer
20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast
him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast
hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of
21 And Reuben heard [it], and he delivered him out of
their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.
22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, [but]
cast him into this pit that [is] in the wilderness, and
lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of
their hands, to deliver him to his father again.
23. And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his
brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat,
[his] coat of [many] colours that [was] on him;
24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and
the pit [was] empty, [there was] no water in it.
25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up
their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of
Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing
spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry [it] down to
26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit [is
it] if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?
27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and
let not our hand be upon him; for he [is] our brother
[and] our flesh. And his brethren were content.
28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and
they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold
Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty [pieces] of
silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
29 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold,
Joseph [was] not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.
30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The
child [is] not; and I, whither shall I go?
31. And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of
the goats, and dipped the coat in 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 now whether it [be] thy son's coat or no.
33 And he knew it, and said, [It is] my son's coat;
an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without
doubt rent in pieces.
34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon
his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to
comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he
said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son
mourning. Thus his father wept for him.
36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto
Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, [and] captain of the
1. And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went
down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain
Adullamite, whose name [was] Hirah.
2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain
Canaanite, whose name [was] Shuah; and he took her, and
went in unto her.
3 And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called
his name Er.
4 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she
called his name Onan.
5 And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and
called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she
6 And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose
name [was] Tamar.
7 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight
of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.
8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's
wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and
it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's
wife, that he spilled [it] on the ground, lest that he
should give seed to his brother.
10 And the thing which he did displeased the LORD:
wherefore he slew him also.
11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law,
Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my
son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die
also, as his brethren [did]. And Tamar went and dwelt
in her father's house.
12. And in process of time the daughter of Shuah
Judah's wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up
unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend
Hirah the Adullamite.
13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father
in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep.
14 And she put her widow's garments off from her, and
covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat
in an open place, which [is] by the way to Timnath; for
she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given
unto him to wife.
15 When Judah saw her, he thought her [to be] an
harlot; because she had covered her face.
16 And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go
to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew
not that she [was] his daughter in law.) And she said,
What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto
17 And he said, I will send [thee] a kid from the
flock. And she said, Wilt thou give [me] a pledge, till
thou send [it]?
18 And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And
she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff
that [is] in thine hand. And he gave [it] her, and came
in unto her, and she conceived by him.
19 And she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail
from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.
20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend
the Adullamite, to receive [his] pledge from the
woman's hand: but he found her not.
21 Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where
[is] the harlot, that [was] openly by the way side? And
they said, There was no harlot in this [place].
22 And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find
her; and also the men of the place said, [that] there
was no harlot in this [place].
23 And Judah said, Let her take [it] to her, lest we
be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not
24. And it came to pass about three months after, that
it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law
hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she [is] with
child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and
let her be burnt.
25 When she [was] brought forth, she sent to her
father in law, saying, By the man, whose these [are,
am] I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee,
whose [are] these, the signet, and bracelets, and
26 And Judah acknowledged [them], and said, She hath
been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not
to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.
27 And it came to pass in the time of her travail,
that, behold, twins [were] in her womb.
28 And it came to pass, when she travailed, that [the
one] put out [his] hand: and the midwife took and bound
upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out
29 And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand,
that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How
hast thou broken forth? [this] breach [be] upon thee:
therefore his name was called Pharez.
30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the
scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called
1. And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar,
an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an
Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites,
which had brought him down thither.
2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a
prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master
3 And his master saw that the LORD [was] with him,
and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in
4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served
him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all
[that] he had he put into his hand.
5 And it came to pass from the time [that] he had
made him overseer in his house, and over all that he
had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for
Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon
all that he had in the house, and in the field.
6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and
he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did
eat. And Joseph was [a] goodly [person], and well
7. And it came to pass after these things, that his
master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said,
Lie with me.
8 But he refused, and said unto his master's wife,
Behold, my master wotteth not what [is] with me in the
house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my
9 [There is] none greater in this house than I;
neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee,
because thou [art] his wife: how then can I do this
great wickedness, and sin against God?
10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by
day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her,
[or] to be with her.
11 And it came to pass about this time, that [Joseph]
went into the house to do his business; and [there was]
none of the men of the house there within.
12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie
with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled,
and got him out.
13. And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left
his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,
14 That she called unto the men of her house, and
spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an
Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie
with me, and I cried with a loud voice:
15 And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted
up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with
me, and fled, and got him out.
16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord
17 And she spake unto him according to these words,
saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought
unto us, came in unto me to mock me:
18 And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and
cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.
19. And it came to pass, when his master heard the
words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying,
After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath
20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the
prison, a place where the king's prisoners [were]
bound: and he was there in the prison.
21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him
mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper
of the prison.
22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's
hand all the prisoners that [were] in the prison; and
whatsoever they did there, he was the doer [of it].
23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing
[that was] under his hand; because the LORD was with
him, and [that] which he did, the LORD made [it] to
1. And it came to pass after these things, [that] the
butler of the king of Egypt and [his] baker had
offended their lord the king of Egypt.
2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two [of] his
officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against
the chief of the bakers.
3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain
of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph
4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with
them, and he served them: and they continued a season
5. And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his
dream in one night, each man according to the
interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker
of the king of Egypt, which [were] bound in the prison.
6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and
looked upon them, and, behold, they [were] sad.
7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that [were] with
him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore
look ye [so] sadly to day?
8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream,
and [there is] no interpreter of it. And Joseph said
unto them, [Do] not interpretations [belong] to God?
tell me [them], I pray you.
9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and
said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine [was] before
10 And in the vine [were] three branches: and it
[was] as though it budded, [and] her blossoms shot
forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe
11 And Pharaoh's cup [was] in my hand: and I took the
grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave
the cup into Pharaoh's hand.
12 And Joseph said unto him, This [is] the
interpretation of it: The three branches [are] three
13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine
head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt
deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former
manner when thou wast his butler.
14 But think on me when it shall be well with thee,
and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make
mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this
15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of
the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that
they should put me into the dungeon.
16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation
was good, he said unto Joseph, I also [was] in my
dream, and, behold, [I had] three white baskets on my
17 And in the uppermost basket [there was] of all
manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat
them out of the basket upon my head.
18 And Joseph answered and said, This [is] the
interpretation thereof: The three baskets [are] three
19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy
head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and
the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
20. And it came to pass the third day, [which was]
Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his
servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler
and of the chief baker among his servants.
21 And he restored the chief butler unto his
butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's
22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had
interpreted to them.
23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but
1. And it came to pass at the end of two full years,
that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the
2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven
well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a
3 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them
out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and
stood by the [other] kine upon the brink of the river.
4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat
up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh
5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and,
behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank
6 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the
east wind sprung up after them.
7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and
full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, [it was] a
8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit
was troubled; and he sent and called for all the
magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and
Pharaoh told them his dream; but [there was] none that
could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
9. Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I
do remember my faults this day:
10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in
ward in the captain of the guard's house, [both] me and
the chief baker:
11 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we
dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his
12 And [there was] there with us a young man, an
Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we
told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each
man according to his dream he did interpret.
13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so
it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he
14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they
brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved
[himself], and changed his raiment, and came in unto
15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a
dream, and [there is] none that can interpret it: and I
have heard say of thee, [that] thou canst understand a
dream to interpret it.
16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, [It is] not
in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
17. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold,
I stood upon the bank of the river:
18 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven
kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a
19 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them,
poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I
never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness:
20 And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up
the first seven fat kine:
21 And when they had eaten them up, it could not be
known that they had eaten them; but they [were] still
ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.
22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears
came up in one stalk, full and good:
23 And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, [and]
blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:
24 And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears:
and I told [this] unto the magicians; but [there was]
none that could declare [it] to me.
25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh
[is] one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he [is] about to
26 The seven good kine [are] seven years; and the
seven good ears [are] seven years: the dream [is] one.
27 And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came
up after them [are] seven years; and the seven empty
ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of
28 This [is] the thing which I have spoken unto
Pharaoh: What God [is] about to do he sheweth unto
29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty
throughout all the land of Egypt:
30 And there shall arise after them seven years of
famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the
land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;
31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by
reason of that famine following; for it [shall be] very
32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh
twice; [it is] because the thing [is] established by
God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
33. Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet
and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
34 Let Pharaoh do [this], and let him appoint
officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of
the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.
35 And let them gather all the food of those good
years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of
Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
36 And that food shall be for store to the land
against the seven years of famine, which shall be in
the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the
37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and
in the eyes of all his servants.
38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find
[such a one] as this [is], a man in whom the Spirit of
39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God
hath shewed thee all this, [there is] none so discreet
and wise as thou [art]:
40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto
thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the
throne will I be greater than thou.
41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee
over all the land of Egypt.
42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and
put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures
of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot
which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee:
and he made him [ruler] over all the land of Egypt.
44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I [am] Pharaoh, and
without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in
all the land of Egypt.
45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah;
and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of
Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over [all]
the land of Egypt.
46. And Joseph [was] thirty years old when he stood
before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from
the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the
land of Egypt.
47 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought
forth by handfuls.
48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven
years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the
food in the cities: the food of the field, which [was]
round about every city, laid he up in the same.
49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea,
very much, until he left numbering; for [it was]
50 And unto Joseph were born two sons before the
years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of
Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn
Manasseh: For God, [said he], hath made me forget all
my toil, and all my father's house.
52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For
God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my
53 And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in
the land of Egypt, were ended.
54 And the seven years of dearth began to come,
according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all
lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the
people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said
unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith
to you, do.
56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth:
And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto
the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of
57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to
buy [corn]; because that the famine was [so] sore in
1. Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt,
Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon
2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is
corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us
from thence; that we may live, and not die.
3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in
4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with
his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief
5 And the sons of Israel came to buy [corn] among
those that came: for the famine was in the land of
6 And Joseph [was] the governor over the land, [and]
he [it was] that sold to all the people of the land:
and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves
before him [with] their faces to the earth.
7. And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but
made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto
them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they
said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not
9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed
of them, and said unto them, Ye [are] spies; to see the
nakedness of the land ye are come.
10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy
food are thy servants come.
11 We [are] all one man's sons; we [are] true [men],
thy servants are no spies.
12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the
nakedness of the land ye are come.
13 And they said, Thy servants [are] twelve brethren,
the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold,
the youngest [is] this day with our father, and one
14 And Joseph said unto them, That [is it] that I
spake unto you, saying, Ye [are] spies:
15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh
ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest
brother come hither.
16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother,
and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be
proved, whether [there be any] truth in you: or else by
the life of Pharaoh surely ye [are] spies.
17 And he put them all together into ward three days.
18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do,
and live; [for] I fear God:
19 If ye [be] true [men], let one of your brethren be
bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn
for the famine of your houses:
20 But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall
your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they
21. And they said one to another, We [are] verily
guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the
anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would
not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.
22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto
you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would
not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is
23 And they knew not that Joseph understood [them];
for he spake unto them by an interpreter.
24 And he turned himself about from them, and wept;
and returned to them again, and communed with them, and
took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.
25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with
corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack,
and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he
26 And they laded their asses with the corn, and
27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass
provender in the inn, he espied his money; for, behold,
it [was] in his sack's mouth.
28 And he said unto his brethren, My money is
restored; and, lo, [it is] even in my sack: and their
heart failed [them], and they were afraid, saying one
to another, What [is] this [that] God hath done unto
29. And they came unto Jacob their father unto the
land of Canaan, and told him all that befell unto them;
30 The man, [who is] the lord of the land, spake
roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
31 And we said unto him, We [are] true [men]; we are
32 We [be] twelve brethren, sons of our father; one
[is] not, and the youngest [is] this day with our
father in the land of Canaan.
33 And the man, the lord of the country, said unto
us, Hereby shall I know that ye [are] true [men]; leave
one of your brethren [here] with me, and take [food
for] the famine of your households, and be gone:
34 And bring your youngest brother unto me: then
shall I know that ye [are] no spies, but [that] ye
[are] true [men: so] will I deliver you your brother,
and ye shall traffick in the land.
35 And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks,
that, behold, every man's bundle of money [was] in his
sack: and when [both] they and their father saw the
bundles of money, they were afraid.
36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye
bereaved [of my children]: Joseph [is] not, and Simeon
[is] not, and ye will take Benjamin [away]: all these
things are against me.
37 And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my
two sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into
my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.
38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you;
for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if
mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then
shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the
1. And the famine [was] sore in the land.
2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the
corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father
said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.
3 And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did
solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my
face, except your brother [be] with you.
4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go
down and buy thee food:
5 But if thou wilt not send [him], we will not go
down: for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my
face, except your brother [be] with you.
6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye [so] ill with
me, [as] to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?
7 And they said, The man asked us straitly of our
state, and of our kindred, saying, [Is] your father yet
alive? have ye [another] brother? and we told him
according to the tenor of these words: could we
certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother
8 And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad
with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live,
and not die, both we, and thou, [and] also our little
9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou
require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him
before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:
10 For except we had lingered, surely now we had
returned this second time.
11. And their father Israel said unto them, If [it
must be] so now, do this; take of the best fruits in
the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a
present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and
myrrh, nuts, and almonds:
12 And take double money in your hand; and the money
that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks,
carry [it] again in your hand; peradventure it [was] an
13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto
14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man,
that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin.
If I be bereaved [of my children], I am bereaved.
15. And the men took that present, and they took
double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up,
and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to
the ruler of his house, Bring [these] men home, and
slay, and make ready; for [these] men shall dine with
me at noon.
17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man
brought the men into Joseph's house.
18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought
into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the
money that was returned in our sacks at the first time
are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against
us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our
19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's
house, and they communed with him at the door of the
20 And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first
time to buy food:
21 And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that
we opened our sacks, and, behold, [every] man's money
[was] in the mouth of his sack, our money in full
weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.
22 And other money have we brought down in our hands
to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our
23 And he said, Peace [be] to you, fear not: your
God, and the God of your father, hath given you
treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he
brought Simeon out unto them.
24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house,
and gave [them] water, and they washed their feet; and
he gave their asses provender.
25 And they made ready the present against Joseph
came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread
26. And when Joseph came home, they brought him the
present which [was] in their hand into the house, and
bowed themselves to him to the earth.
27 And he asked them of [their] welfare, and said,
[Is] your father well, the old man of whom ye spake?
[Is] he yet alive?
28 And they answered, Thy servant our father [is] in
good health, he [is] yet alive. And they bowed down
their heads, and made obeisance.
29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother
Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, [Is] this your
younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said,
God be gracious unto thee, my son.
30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn
upon his brother: and he sought [where] to weep; and he
entered into [his] chamber, and wept there.
31 And he washed his face, and went out, and
refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.
32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them
by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat
with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might
not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that [is] an
abomination unto the Egyptians.
33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according
to his birthright, and the youngest according to his
youth: and the men marvelled one at another.
34 And he took [and sent] messes unto them from
before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much
as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with
1. And he commanded the steward of his house, saying,
Fill the men's sacks [with] food, as much as they can
carry, and put every man's money in his sack's mouth.
2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth
of the youngest, and his corn money. And he did
according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent
away, they and their asses.
4 [And] when they were gone out of the city, [and]
not [yet] far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up,
follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them,
say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for
5 [Is] not this [it] in which my lord drinketh, and
whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so
6 And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these
7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord
these words? God forbid that thy servants should do
according to this thing:
8 Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks'
mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of
Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord's
house silver or gold?
9 With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both
let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen.
10 And he said, Now also [let] it [be] according unto
your words: he with whom it is found shall be my
servant; and ye shall be blameless.
11 Then they speedily took down every man his sack to
the ground, and opened every man his sack.
12 And he searched, [and] began at the eldest, and
left at the youngest: and the cup was found in
13 Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man
his ass, and returned to the city.
14 And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house;
for he [was] yet there: and they fell before him on the
15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed [is] this
that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can
16 And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord?
what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves?
God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants:
behold, we [are] my lord's servants, both we, and [he]
also with whom the cup is found.
17 And he said, God forbid that I should do so: [but]
the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my
servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your
18. Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my
lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my
lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy
servant: for thou [art] even as Pharaoh.
19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a
father, or a brother?
20 And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old
man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his
brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother,
and his father loveth him.
21 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down
unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him.
22 And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his
father: for [if] he should leave his father, [his
father] would die.
23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your
youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my
face no more.
24 And it came to pass when we came up unto thy
servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.
25 And our father said, Go again, [and] buy us a
26 And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest
brother be with us, then will we go down: for we may
not see the man's face, except our youngest brother
[be] with us.
27 And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know
that my wife bare me two [sons]:
28 And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely
he is torn in pieces; and I saw him not since:
29 And if ye take this also from me, and mischief
befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with
sorrow to the grave.
30 Now therefore when I come to thy servant my
father, and the lad [be] not with us; seeing that his
life is bound up in the lad's life;
31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad
[is] not [with us], that he will die: and thy servants
shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our
father with sorrow to the grave.
32 For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my
father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I
shall bear the blame to my father for ever.
33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide
instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the
lad go up with his brethren.
34 For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad
[be] not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that
shall come on my father.
1. Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all
them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man
to go out from me. And there stood no man with him,
while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.
2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house
of Pharaoh heard.
3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I [am] Joseph;
doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not
answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.
4 And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me,
I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I [am]
Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with
yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me
before you to preserve life.
6 For these two years [hath] the famine [been] in the
land: and yet [there are] five years, in the which
[there shall] neither [be] earing nor harvest.
7 And God sent me before you to preserve you a
posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a
8 So now [it was] not you [that] sent me hither, but
God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord
of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land
9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him,
Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all
Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:
10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and
thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and
thy children's children, and thy flocks, and thy herds,
and all that thou hast:
11 And there will I nourish thee; for yet [there are]
five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and
all that thou hast, come to poverty.
12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my
brother Benjamin, that [it is] my mouth that speaketh
13 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in
Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste
and bring down my father hither.
14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and
wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon
them: and after that his brethren talked with him.
16. And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house,
saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased
Pharaoh well, and his servants.
17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy
brethren, This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you
unto the land of Canaan;
18 And take your father and your households, and come
unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of
Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.
19 Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you
wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones,
and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all
the land of Egypt [is] yours.
21 And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave
them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh,
and gave them provision for the way.
22 To all of them he gave each man changes of
raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred [pieces]
of silver, and five changes of raiment.
23 And to his father he sent after this [manner]; ten
asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she
asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father
by the way.
24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed:
and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the
25. And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the
land of Canaan unto Jacob their father,
26 And told him, saying, Joseph [is] yet alive, and
he [is] governor over all the land of Egypt. And
Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.
27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which
he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which
Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their
28 And Israel said, [It is] enough; Joseph my son
[is] yet alive: I will go and see him before I die. Genesis 46
1. And Israel took his journey with all that he had,
and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the
God of his father Isaac.
2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the
night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here [am]
3 And he said, I [am] God, the God of thy father:
fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make
of thee a great nation:
4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will
also surely bring thee up [again]: and Joseph shall put
his hand upon thine eyes.
5. And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of
Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little
ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had
sent to carry him.
6 And they took their cattle, and their goods, which
they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into
Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him:
7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his
daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed
brought he with him into Egypt.
8 And these [are] the names of the children of
Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons:
Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and
Hezron, and Carmi.
10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and
Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a
11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah,
and Pharez, and Zerah: but Er and Onan died in the land
of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and
13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and
Job, and Shimron.
14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and
15 These [be] the sons of Leah, which she bare unto
Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the
souls of his sons and his daughters [were] thirty and
16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni,
and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.
17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and
Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons
of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.
18 These [are] the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to
Leah his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob,
[even] sixteen souls.
19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and
20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born
Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of
Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
21 And the sons of Benjamin [were] Belah, and Becher,
and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim,
and Huppim, and Ard.
22 These [are] the sons of Rachel, which were born to
Jacob: all the souls [were] fourteen.
23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and
Jezer, and Shillem.
25 These [are] the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave
unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto
Jacob: all the souls [were] seven.
26 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt,
which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons'
wives, all the souls [were] threescore and six;
27 And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in
Egypt, [were] two souls: all the souls of the house of
Jacob, which came into Egypt, [were] threescore and
28. And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to
direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the
land of Goshen.
29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to
meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented
himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on
his neck a good while.
30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since
I have seen thy face, because thou [art] yet alive.
31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his
father's house, I will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say
unto him, My brethren, and my father's house, which
[were] in the land of Canaan, are come unto me;
32 And the men [are] shepherds, for their trade hath
been to feed cattle; and they have brought their
flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.
33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call
you, and shall say, What [is] your occupation?
34 That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been
about cattle from our youth even until now, both we,
[and] also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land
of Goshen; for every shepherd [is] an abomination unto
1. Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My
father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their
herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land
of Canaan; and, behold, they [are] in the land of
2 And he took some of his brethren, [even] five men,
and presented them unto Pharaoh.
3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What [is] your
occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants
[are] shepherds, both we, [and] also our fathers.
4 They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in
the land are we come; for thy servants have no pasture
for their flocks; for the famine [is] sore in the land
of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy
servants dwell in the land of Goshen.
5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father
and thy brethren are come unto thee:
6 The land of Egypt [is] before thee; in the best of
the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the
land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest
[any] men of activity among them, then make them rulers
over my cattle.
7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him
before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old [art] thou?
9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years
of my pilgrimage [are] an hundred and thirty years: few
and evil have the days of the years of my life been,
and have not attained unto the days of the years of the
life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from
11 And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and
gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the
best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh
12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren,
and all his father's household, with bread, according
to [their] families.
13. And [there was] no bread in all the land; for the
famine [was] very sore, so that the land of Egypt and
[all] the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the
14 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was
found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan,
for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the
money into Pharaoh's house.
15 And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in
the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph,
and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy
presence? for the money faileth.
16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give
you for your cattle, if money fail.
17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and
Joseph gave them bread [in exchange] for horses, and
for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and
for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their
cattle for that year.
18 When that year was ended, they came unto him the
second year, and said unto him, We will not hide [it]
from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also
hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in
the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:
19 Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we
and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and
our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give [us]
seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be
20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for
Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field,
because the famine prevailed over them: so the land
21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities
from [one] end of the borders of Egypt even to the
[other] end thereof.
22 Only the land of the priests bought he not; for
the priests had a portion [assigned them] of Pharaoh,
and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them:
wherefore they sold not their lands.
23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have
bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo,
[here is] seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.
24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye
shall give the fifth [part] unto Pharaoh, and four
parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for
your food, and for them of your households, and for
food for your little ones.
25 And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us
find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be
26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt
unto this day, [that] Pharaoh should have the fifth
[part]; except the land of the priests only, [which]
became not Pharaoh's.
27. And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the
country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein,
and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen
years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty
and seven years.
29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and
he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I
have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy
hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me;
bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:
30 But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt
carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their
buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said.
31 And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him.
And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.
1. And it came to pass after these things, that [one]
told Joseph, Behold, thy father [is] sick: and he took
with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
2 And [one] told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son
Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened
himself, and sat upon the bed.
3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared
unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee
fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a
multitude of people; and will give this land to thy
seed after thee [for] an everlasting possession.
5 And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which
were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came
unto thee into Egypt, [are] mine; as Reuben and Simeon,
they shall be mine.
6 And thy issue, which thou begettest after them,
shall be thine, [and] shall be called after the name of
their brethren in their inheritance.
7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died
by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet [there
was] but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I
buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same [is]
8. And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who
9 And Joseph said unto his father, They [are] my
sons, whom God hath given me in this [place]. And he
said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will
10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, [so that]
he could not see. And he brought them near unto him;
and he kissed them, and embraced them.
11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to
see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy
12 And Joseph brought them out from between his
knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.
13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right
hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his
left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought
[them] near unto him.
14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid
[it] upon Ephraim's head, who [was] the younger, and
his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands
wittingly; for Manasseh [was] the firstborn.
15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom
my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which
fed me all my life long unto this day,
16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless
the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the
name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow
into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right
hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and
he held up his father's hand, to remove it from
Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my
father: for this [is] the firstborn; put thy right hand
upon his head.
19 And his father refused, and said, I know [it], my
son, I know [it]: he also shall become a people, and he
also shall be great: but truly his younger brother
shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a
multitude of nations.
20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee
shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim
and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but
God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the
land of your fathers.
22 Moreover I have given to thee one portion above
thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the
Amorite with my sword and with my bow.
1. And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather
yourselves together, that I may tell you [that] which
shall befall you in the last days.
2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of
Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.
3 Reuben, thou [art] my firstborn, my might, and the
beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity,
and the excellency of power:
4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because
thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst
thou [it]: he went up to my couch.
5. Simeon and Levi [are] brethren; instruments of
cruelty [are in] their habitations.
6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto
their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in
their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they
digged down a wall.
7 Cursed [be] their anger, for [it was] fierce; and
their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in
Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
8. Judah, thou [art he] whom thy brethren shall
praise: thy hand [shall be] in the neck of thine
enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before
9 Judah [is] a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son,
thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a
lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a
lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and
unto him [shall] the gathering of the people [be].
11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt
unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine,
and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
12 His eyes [shall be] red with wine, and his teeth
white with milk.
13. Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and
he [shall be] for an haven of ships; and his border
[shall be] unto Zidon.
14 Issachar [is] a strong ass couching down between
15 And he saw that rest [was] good, and the land that
[it was] pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and
became a servant unto tribute.
16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes
17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the
path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider
shall fall backward.
18 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.
19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall
overcome at the last.
20 Out of Asher his bread [shall be] fat, and he
shall yield royal dainties.
21 Naphtali [is] a hind let loose: he giveth goodly
22. Joseph [is] a fruitful bough, [even] a fruitful
bough by a well; [whose] branches run over the wall:
23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot [at
him], and hated him:
24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his
hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty [God]
of Jacob; (from thence [is] the shepherd, the stone of
25 [Even] by the God of thy father, who shall help
thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with
blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that
lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above
the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound
of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of
Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was
separate from his brethren.
27 Benjamin shall ravin [as] a wolf: in the morning
he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide
28. All these [are] the twelve tribes of Israel: and
this [is it] that their father spake unto them, and
blessed them; every one according to his blessing he
29 And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to
be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in
the cave that [is] in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
30 In the cave that [is] in the field of Machpelah,
which [is] before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which
Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for
a possession of a buryingplace.
31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife;
there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there
I buried Leah.
32 The purchase of the field and of the cave that
[is] therein [was] from the children of Heth.
33 And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his
sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded
up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people. Genesis 50
1. And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept
upon him, and kissed him.
2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to
embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.
3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are
fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the
Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.
4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph
spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have
found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the
ears of Pharaoh, saying,
5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my
grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan,
there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I
pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.
6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father,
according as he made thee swear.
7. And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him
went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his
house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
8 And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and
his father's house: only their little ones, and their
flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of
9 And there went up with him both chariots and
horsemen: and it was a very great company.
10 And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which
[is] beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great
and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for
his father seven days.
11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the
Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they
said, This [is] a grievous mourning to the Egyptians:
wherefore the name of it was called Abelmizraim, which
[is] beyond Jordan.
12 And his sons did unto him according as he
13 For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan,
and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah,
which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of
a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his
brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his
father, after he had buried his father.
15. And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father
was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us,
and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did
16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy
father did command before he died, saying,
17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee
now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for
they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive
the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father.
And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
18 And his brethren also went and fell down before
his face; and they said, Behold, we [be] thy servants.
19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for [am] I in
the place of God?
20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; [but]
God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as [it is]
this day, to save much people alive.
21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and
your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake
kindly unto them.
22. And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's
house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.
23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third
[generation]: the children also of Machir the son of
Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.
24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God
will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land
unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and
25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel,
saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry
up my bones from hence.
26 So Joseph died, [being] an hundred and ten years
old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin
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