THE HOLY BIBLE Darby

Genesis (Author Moses)

33:1And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and with him four hundred men. And he distributed the children to Leah, and to Rachel, and to the two maidservants:

33:2and he put the maidservants and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindmost.

33:3And he passed on before them, and bowed to the earth seven times, until he came near to his brother.

33:4And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him; and they wept.

33:5And he lifted up his eyes and saw the women and the children, and said, Who are these with thee? And he said, The children that God has graciously given thy servant.

33:6And the maidservants drew near, they and their children, and they bowed.

33:7And Leah also, with her children, drew near, and they bowed. And lastly Joseph drew near, and Rachel, and they bowed.

33:8And he said, What meanest thou by all the drove which I met? And he said, To find favour in the eyes of my lord.

33:9And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; let what thou hast be thine.

33:10And Jacob said, No, I pray thee; if now I have found favour in thine eyes, then receive my gift from my hand; for therefore have I seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou hast received me with pleasure.

33:11Take, I pray thee, my blessing which has been brought to thee; because God has been gracious to me, and because I have everything. And he urged him, and he took it.

33:12And he said, Let us take our journey, and go on, and I will go before thee.

33:13And he said to him, My lord knows that the children are tender, and the suckling sheep and kine are with me; and if they should overdrive them only one day, all the flock would die.

33:14Let my lord, I pray thee, pass on before his servant, and I will drive on at my ease according to the pace of the cattle that is before me, and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord, to Seir.

33:15And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the people that are with me. And he said, What need? Let me find favour in the eyes of my lord.

33:16And Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.

33:17And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built himself a house, and for his cattle he made booths. Therefore the name of the place was called Succoth.

33:18And Jacob came safely to the city Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-Aram; and he encamped before the city.

33:19And he bought the portion of the field where he had spread his tent, of the hand of the sons of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred kesitahs.

33:20And there he set up an altar, and called it El-Elohe-Israel.

34:1And Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

34:2And when Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and humbled her.

34:3And his soul fastened on Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the maiden, and spoke consolingly to the maiden.

34:4And Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, Take me this girl as wife.

34:5And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter; but his sons were with his cattle in the fields, and Jacob said nothing until they came.

34:6And Hamor the father of Shechem came out to Jacob, to speak to him.

34:7And the sons of Jacob came from the fields when they heard it; and the men were grieved, and they were very angry, because he had wrought what was disgraceful in Israel, in lying with Jacob's daughter, which thing ought not to be done.

34:8And Hamor spoke to them, saying, My son Shechem's soul cleaves to your daughter: I pray you, give her to him as wife.

34:9And make marriages with us: give your daughters to us, and take our daughters to you.

34:10And dwell with us, and the land shall be before you: dwell and trade in it, and get yourselves possessions in it.

34:11And Shechem said to her father and to her brethren, Let me find favour in your eyes; and what ye shall say to me I will give.

34:12Impose on me very much as dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say to me; but give me the maiden as wife.

34:13And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and spoke -- because he had defiled Dinah their sister --

34:14and said to them, We cannot do this, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach to us.

34:15But only in this will we consent to you, if ye will be as we, that every male of you be circumcised;

34:16then will we give our daughters to you, and take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and be one people.

34:17But if ye do not hearken to us, to be circumcised, then will we take our daughter and go away.

34:18And their words were good in the eyes of Hamor and Shechem, Hamor's son.

34:19And the youth did not delay to do this, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter. And he was honourable above all in the house of his father.

34:20And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and spoke to the men of their city, saying,

34:21These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade in it. And the land -- behold, it is of wide extent before them. We will take their daughters as wives, and give them our daughters.

34:22But only in this will the men consent to us to dwell with us, to be one people -- if every male among us be circumcised, just as they are circumcised.

34:23Their cattle, and their possessions, and every beast of theirs, shall they not be ours? only let us consent to them, and they will dwell with us.

34:24And all that went out at the gate of his city hearkened to Hamor and to Shechem his son; and every male was circumcised -- all that went out at the gate of his city.

34:25And 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 his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.

34:26And Hamor and Shechem his son they slew with the edge of the sword; and took Dinah out of Shechem's house; and went out.

34:27The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister.

34:28Their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and what was in the city, and what was in the field they took;

34:29and all their goods, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and plundered them, and all that was in the houses.

34:30And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me, in that ye make me odious among the inhabitants of the land -- among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and I am few men in number, and they will gather themselves against me and smite me, and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

34:31And they said, Should people deal with our sister as with a harlot?

35:1And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there, and make there an altar unto the łGod that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

35:2And Jacob said to his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and cleanse yourselves, and change your garments;

35:3and we will arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar to the łGod that answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way that I went.

35:4And they gave to Jacob all the strange gods that were in their hand, and the rings that were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the terebinth that is by Shechem.

35:5And 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.

35:6And Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.

35:7And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el; because there God had appeared to him when he fled from the face of his brother.

35:8And Deborah, Rebecca's nurse, died; and she was buried beneath Bethel, under the oak; and the name of it was called Allon-bachuth.

35:9And God appeared to Jacob again after he had come from Padan-Aram, and blessed him.

35:10And God said to him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not henceforth be called Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name. And he called his name Israel.

35:11And God said to him, I am the Almighty łGod: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee; and kings shall come out of thy loins.

35:12And the land that I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

35:13And God went up from him in the place where he had talked with him.

35:14And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he had talked with him, a pillar of stone, and poured on it a drink-offering, and poured oil on it.

35:15And Jacob called the name of the place where God had talked with him, Beth-el.

35:16And they journeyed from Bethel. And there was yet a certain distance to come to Ephrath, when Rachel travailed in childbirth; and it went hard with her in her childbearing.

35:17And it came to pass when it went hard with her in her childbearing, that the midwife said to her, Fear not; for this also is a son for thee.

35:18And it came to pass as her soul was departing -- for she died -- that she called his name Benoni; but his father called him Benjamin.

35:19And Rachel died, and was buried on the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.

35:20And Jacob erected a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.

35:21And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent on the other side of Migdal-Eder.

35:22And it came to pass when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah, his father's concubine; and Israel heard of it. And the sons of Jacob were twelve.

35:23The sons of Leah: Reuben -- Jacob's firstborn -- and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun.

35:24The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.

35:25And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's maidservant: Dan and Naphtali.

35:26And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's maidservant: Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob that were born to him in Padan-Aram.

35:27And Jacob came to Isaac his father to Mamre -- to Kirjath-Arba, which is Hebron; where Abraham had sojourned, and Isaac.

35:28And the days of Isaac were a hundred and eighty years.

35:29And Isaac expired and died, and was gathered to his peoples, old and full of days. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

36:1And these are the generations of Esau, that is Edom.

36:2Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, daughter of Zibeon the Hivite,

36:3and Basmath Ishmael's daughter, the sister of Nebaioth.

36:4And Adah bore to Esau Eliphaz; and Basmath bore Reuel.

36:5And Oholibamah bore Jeush and Jaalam and Korah. These are the sons of Esau that were born to him in the land of Canaan.

36:6And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the souls of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his possessions, that he had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went into a country away from his brother Jacob.

36:7For their property was too great for them to dwell together, and the land where they were sojourners could not bear them, because of their cattle.

36:8Thus Esau dwelt in mount Seir; Esau is Edom.

36:9And these are the generations of Esau, the father of Edom, in mount Seir.

36:10These are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz, the son of Adah the wife of Esau; Reuel, the son of Basmath the wife of Esau.

36:11-- And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.

36:12And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son, and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz. These are the sons of Adah Esau's wife.

36:13-- And these are the sons of Reuel: Nahath and Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These are the sons of Basmath Esau's wife.

36:14-- And these are the sons of Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah, daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bore to Esau Jeush and Jaalam and Korah.

36:15These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz, the firstborn of Esau: chief Teman, chief Omar, chief Zepho, chief Kenaz,

36:16chief Korah, chief Gatam, chief Amalek. These are the chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah.

36:17And these are the sons of Reuel Esau's son: chief Nahath, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, chief Mizzah: these are the chiefs of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Basmath Esau's wife.

36:18-- And these are the sons of Oholibamah Esau's wife: chief Jeush, chief Jaalam, chief Korah; these are the chiefs of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.

36:19These are the sons of Esau, and these their chiefs: he is Edom.

36:20These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitant of the land: Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,

36:21and Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan. These are the chiefs of the Horites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom.

36:22-- And the sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister was Timna.

36:23-- And these are the sons of Shobal: Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho and Onam.

36:24-- And these are the sons of Zibeon: both Ajah and Anah. This is the Anah that found the warm springs in the wilderness as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.

36:25-- And these are the sons of Anah: Dishon, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah.

36:26-- And these are the sons of Dishon: Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.

36:27-- These are the sons of Ezer: Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.

36:28-- These are the sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

36:29These are the chiefs of the Horites: chief Lotan, chief Shobal, chief Zibeon, chief Anah,

36:30chief Dishon, chief Ezer, chief Dishan. These are the chiefs of the Horites, according to their chiefs in the land of Seir.

36:31And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before there reigned a king over the children of Israel.

36:32And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom; and the name of his city was Dinhabah.

36:33And Bela died; and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.

36:34And Jobab died; and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead.

36:35And Husham died; and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the fields of Moab, reigned in his stead. And the name of his city was Avith.

36:36And Hadad died; and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.

36:37And Samlah died; and Saul of Rehoboth on the river reigned in his stead.

36:38And Saul died; and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

36:39And Baal-hanan 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 daughter of Mezahab.

36:40And these are the names of the chiefs of Esau, according to their families, after their places, with their names: chief Timna, chief Alvah, chief Jetheth,

36:41chief Oholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon,

36:42chief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar,

36:43chief Magdiel, chief Iram. These are the chiefs of Edom, according to their dwelling-places in the land of their possession. This is Esau, the father of Edom.



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