THE HOLY BIBLE Darby

Genesis (Author Moses)

27:1And it came to pass when Isaac had become old, and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, that he called Esau his elder son, and said to him, My son! And he said to him, Here am I.

27:2And he said, Behold now, I am become old; I know not the day of my death.

27:3And now, I pray thee, take thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field and hunt me venison,

27:4and prepare me a savoury dish such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, in order that my soul may bless thee before I die.

27:5And Rebecca heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt venison, to bring it.

27:6And Rebecca spoke to Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak to Esau thy brother, saying,

27:7Bring me venison, and prepare me a savoury dish, that I may eat, and bless thee before Jehovah, before my death.

27:8And now, my son, hearken to my voice in that which I command thee.

27:9Go, I pray thee, to the flock, and fetch me thence two good kids of the goats. And I will make of them a savoury dish for thy father, such as he loves.

27:10And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, in order that he may bless thee before his death.

27:11And Jacob said to Rebecca his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

27:12My father perhaps will feel me, and I shall be in his sight as one who mocks him, and I shall bring a curse on me, and not a blessing.

27:13And his mother said to him, On me be thy curse, my son! Only hearken to my voice, and go, fetch them.

27:14And he went, and fetched and brought them to his mother. And his mother prepared a savoury dish such as his father loved.

27:15And Rebecca took the clothes of her elder son Esau, the costly ones which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son;

27:16and she put the skins of the kids of the goats on his hands, and on the smooth of his neck;

27:17and she gave the savoury dishes and the bread that she had prepared into the hand of her son Jacob.

27:18And he came to his father, and said, My father! And he said, Here am I: who art thou, my son?

27:19And Jacob said to his father, I am Esau, thy firstborn. I have done according as thou didst say to me. Arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, in order that thy soul may bless me.

27:20And Isaac said to his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because Jehovah thy God put it in my way.

27:21And Isaac said to Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be really my son Esau or not.

27:22And Jacob drew near to Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

27:23And he did not discern him, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands; and he blessed him.

27:24And he said, Art thou really my son Esau? And he said, It is I.

27:25And he said, Bring it near to me, that I may eat of my son's venison, in order that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine, and he drank.

27:26And his father Isaac said to him, Come near, now, and kiss me, my son.

27:27And he came near, and kissed him. And he smelt the smell of his clothes, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which Jehovah hath blessed.

27:28And God give thee of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And plenty of corn and new wine.

27:29Let peoples serve thee, And races bow down to thee. Be lord over thy brethren, And let thy mother's sons bow down to thee. Cursed be they that curse thee, And blessed be they that bless thee.

27:30And it came to pass when Isaac had ended blessing Jacob, and when Jacob was only just gone out from Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came from his hunting.

27:31And he also had prepared savoury dishes, and he brought them in to his father, and said to his father, Let my father arise and eat of his son's venison, in order that thy soul may bless me.

27:32And Isaac his father said to him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn, Esau.

27:33Then Isaac trembled with exceeding great trembling, and said, Who was he, then, that hunted venison and brought it to me? And I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him; also blessed he shall be.

27:34When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said to his father, Bless me -- me also, my father!

27:35And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and has taken away thy blessing.

27:36And he said, Is it not therefore he was named Jacob, for he has supplanted me now twice? He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

27:37And Isaac answered and said to Esau, Behold, I have made him lord over thee, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants, and with corn and new wine have I supplied him -- and what can I do now for thee, my son?

27:38And Esau said to his father, Hast thou then but one blessing, my father? bless me -- me also, my father! And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.

27:39And Isaac his father answered and said to him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth, And of the dew of heaven from above;

27:40And by thy sword shalt thou live; And thou shalt serve thy brother; And it shall come to pass when thou rovest about, That thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

27:41And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him. And Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand, and I will slay my brother Jacob.

27:42And the words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebecca. And she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, comforts himself that he will kill thee.

27:43And now, my son, hearken to my voice, and arise, flee to Laban my brother, to Haran;

27:44and abide with him some days, until thy brother's fury turn away --

27:45until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget what thou hast done to him; then I will send and fetch thee thence. Why should I be bereaved even of you both in one day?

27:46And Rebecca 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, of the daughters of the land, what good should my life do me?

28:1And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said to him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

28:2Arise, go to Padan-Aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father, and take a wife thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.

28:3And the Almighty God bless thee, and make thee fruitful and multiply thee, that thou mayest become a company of peoples.

28:4And may he give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee and to thy seed with thee, in order that thou mayest possess the land of thy sojourning, which God gave to Abraham!

28:5And Isaac sent away Jacob; and he went to Padan-Aram, to Laban the son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebecca, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

28:6And Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-Aram, to take a wife thence, blessing him, and giving him a charge saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;

28:7and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-Aram.

28:8And Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan were evil in the sight of Isaac his father.

28:9And Esau went to Ishmael, and took, besides the wives that he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife.

28:10And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went towards Haran.

28:11And he lighted on a certain place, and lodged there, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of the place, and made it his pillow, and lay down in that place.

28:12And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to the heavens. And behold, angels of God ascended and descended upon it.

28:13And behold, Jehovah stood above it. And he said, I am Jehovah, the God of Abraham, thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land on which thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed.

28:14And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south; and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

28:15And behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places to which thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee until I have done what I have spoken to thee of.

28:16And Jacob awoke from his sleep, and said, Surely Jehovah is in this place, and I knew it not.

28:17And 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.

28:18And Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had made his pillow, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil on the top of it.

28:19And he called the name of that place Beth-el; but the name of that city was Luz at the first.

28:20And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and keep me on this road that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and a garment to put on,

28:21and I come again to my father's house in peace -- then shall Jehovah be my God.

28:22And this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God's house; and of all that thou wilt give me I will without fail give the tenth to thee.

29:1And Jacob continued his journey, and went into the land of the children of the east.

29:2And he looked, and behold, there was a well in the fields, and behold there, three flocks of sheep were lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks, and a great stone was at the mouth of the well.

29:3And when all the flocks were gathered there, they rolled the stone from the mouth of the well, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again on the mouth of the well in its place.

29:4And Jacob said to them, My brethren, whence are ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

29:5And he said to them, Do ye know Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We do know him.

29:6And he said to them, Is he well? And they said, He is well; and behold, there comes Rachel his daughter with the sheep.

29:7And he said, Behold, it is yet high day; it is not time that the cattle should be gathered together; water the sheep, and go, feed them.

29:8And they said, We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together, and they roll the stone from the mouth of the well, and we water the sheep.

29:9While he was still speaking to them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she was a shepherdess.

29:10And 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 mouth of the well, and watered the sheep of Laban his mother's brother.

29:11And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice and wept.

29:12And Jacob told Rachel that he was a brother of her father, and that he was Rebecca's son; and she ran and told her father.

29:13And 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.

29:14And Laban said to him, Thou art indeed my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him a month's time.

29:15And Laban said to Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou serve me for nothing? tell me, what shall be thy wages?

29:16And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger, Rachel.

29:17And the eyes of Leah were tender; but Rachel was of beautiful form and beautiful countenance.

29:18And Jacob loved Rachel, and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.

29:19And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.

29:20And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they were in his eyes as single days, because he loved her.

29:21And Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her.

29:22And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

29:23And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in to her.

29:24And Laban gave to her Zilpah, his maidservant, to be maidservant to Leah his daughter.

29:25And it came to pass in the morning, that behold, it was Leah. And he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done to me? Have I not served thee for Rachel? Why then hast thou deceived me?

29:26And Laban said, It is not so done in our place, to give the younger before the firstborn.

29:27Fulfil the week with this one: then we will give thee the other one also, for the service that thou shalt serve me yet seven other years.

29:28And Jacob did so, and fulfilled the week with this one, and he gave him Rachel his daughter to be his wife.

29:29And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, Bilhah, his maidservant, to be her maidservant.

29:30And he went in also to Rachel; and he loved also Rachel more than Leah. And he served with him yet seven other years.

29:31And when Jehovah saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.

29:32And Leah conceived, and bore a son, and called his name Reuben; for she said, Because Jehovah has looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me.

29:33And she again conceived, and bore a son, and said, Because Jehovah has heard that I am hated, he has therefore given me this one also; and she called his name Simeon.

29:34And she again conceived, and bore a son, and said, Now this time will my husband be united to me, for I have borne him three sons; therefore was his name called Levi.

29:35And she again conceived, and bore a son, and said, This time will I praise Jehovah; therefore she called his name Judah. And she ceased to bear.



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