THE HOLY BIBLE Young's Literal

Genesis (Author Moses)

23:1And the life of Sarah is a hundred and twenty and seven years -- years of the life of Sarah;

23:2and Sarah dieth in Kirjath-Arba, which is Hebron, in the land of Caanan, and Abraham goeth in to mourn for Sarah, and to bewail her.

23:3And Abraham riseth up from the presence of his dead, and speaketh unto the sons of Heth, saying,

23:4`A sojourner and a settler I am with you; give to me a possession of a burying-place with you, and I bury my dead from before me.'

23:5And the sons of Heth answer Abraham, saying to him,

23:6`Hear us, my lord; a prince of God art thou in our midst; in the choice of our burying-places bury thy dead: none of us his burying-place doth withhold from thee, from burying thy dead.'

23:7And Abraham riseth and boweth himself to the people of the land, to the sons of Heth,

23:8and he speaketh with them, saying, `If it is your desire to bury my dead from before me, hear me, and meet for me with Ephron, son of Zoar;

23:9and he giveth to me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the extremity of his field; for full money doth he give it to me, in your midst, for a possession of a burying-place.'

23:10And Ephron is sitting in the midst of the sons of Heth, and Ephron the Hittite answereth Abraham in the ears of the sons of Heth, of all those entering the gate of his city, saying,

23:11`Nay, my lord, hear me: the field I have given to thee, and the cave that is in it, to thee I have given it; before the eyes of the sons of my people I have given it to thee -- bury thy dead.'

23:12And Abraham boweth himself before the people of the land,

23:13and speaketh unto Ephron in the ears of the people of the land, saying, `Only -- if thou wouldst hear me -- I have given the money of the field -- accept from me, and I bury my dead there.'

23:14And Ephron answereth Abraham, saying to him,

23:15`My lord, hear me: the land -- four hundred shekels of silver; between me and thee, what is it? -- thy dead bury.'

23:16And Abraham hearkeneth unto Ephron, and Abraham weigheth to Ephron the silver which he hath spoken of in the ears of the sons of Heth, four hundred silver shekels, passing with the merchant.

23:17And established are the field of Ephron, which is in Machpelah, which is before Mamre, the field and the cave which is in it, and all the trees which are in the field, which are in all its border round about,

23:18to Abraham by purchase, before the eyes of the sons of Heth, among all entering the gate of his city.

23:19And after this hath Abraham buried Sarah his wife at the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre (which is Hebron), in the land of Canaan;

23:20and established are the field, and the cave which is in it, to Abraham for a possession of a burying-place, from the sons of Heth.

24:1And Abraham is old, he hath entered into days, and Jehovah hath blessed Abraham in all things;

24:2and Abraham saith unto his servant, the eldest of his house, who is ruling over all that he hath, `Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh,

24:3and I cause thee to swear by Jehovah, God of the heavens, and God of the earth, that thou dost not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanite, in the midst of whom I am dwelling;

24:4but unto my land and unto my kindred dost thou go, and hast taken a wife for my son, for Isaac.'

24:5And the servant saith unto him, `It may be the woman is not willing to come after me unto this land; do I at all cause thy son to turn back unto the land from whence thou camest out?'

24:6And Abraham saith unto him, `Take heed to thyself, lest thou cause my son to turn back thither;

24:7Jehovah, God of the heavens, who hath taken me from the house of my father, and from the land of my birth, and who hath spoken to me, and who hath sworn to me, saying, To thy seed I give this land, He doth send His messenger before thee, and thou hast taken a wife for my son from thence;

24:8and if the woman be not willing to come after thee, then thou hast been acquitted from this mine oath: only my son thou dost not cause to turn back thither.'

24:9And the servant putteth his hand under the thigh of Abraham his lord, and sweareth to him concerning this matter.

24:10And the servant taketh ten camels of the camels of his lord and goeth, also of all the goods of his lord in his hand, and he riseth, and goeth unto Aram-Naharaim, unto the city of Nahor;

24:11and he causeth the camels to kneel at the outside of the city, at the well of water, at even-time, at the time of the coming out of the women who draw water.

24:12And he saith, `Jehovah, God of my lord Abraham, cause to meet, I pray Thee, before me this day -- (and do kindness with my lord Abraham;

24:13lo, I am standing by the fountain of water, and daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water;

24:14and it hath been, the young person unto whom I say, Incline, I pray thee, thy pitcher, and I drink, and she hath said, Drink, and I water also thy camels) -- her Thou hast decided for Thy servant, for Isaac; and by it I know that Thou hast done kindness with my lord.'

24:15And it cometh to pass, before he hath finished speaking, that lo, Rebekah (who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, wife of Nahor, brother of Abraham) is coming out, and her pitcher on her shoulder,

24:16and the young person is of very good appearance, a virgin, and a man hath not known her; and she goeth down to the fountain, and filleth her pitcher, and cometh up.

24:17And the servant runneth to meet her, and saith, `Let me swallow, I pray thee, a little water from thy pitcher;'

24:18and she saith, `Drink, my lord;' and she hasteth, and letteth down her pitcher upon her hand, and giveth him drink.

24:19And she finisheth giving him drink, and saith, `Also for thy camels I draw till they have finished drinking;'

24:20and she hasteth, and emptieth her pitcher into the drinking-trough, and runneth again unto the well to draw, and draweth for all his camels.

24:21And the man, wondering at her, remaineth silent, to know whether Jehovah hath made his way prosperous or not.

24:22And it cometh to pass when the camels have finished drinking, that the man taketh a golden ring (whose weight is a bekah), and two bracelets for her hands (whose weight is ten bekahs of gold),

24:23and saith, `Whose daughter art thou? declare to me, I pray thee, is the house of thy father a place for us to lodge in?'

24:24And she saith unto him, `I am daughter of Bethuel, son of Milcah, whom she hath borne to Nahor.'

24:25She saith also unto him, `Both straw and provender are abundant with us, also a place to lodge in.'

24:26And the man boweth, and doth obeisance to Jehovah,

24:27and saith, `Blessed is Jehovah, God of my lord Abraham, who hath not left off His kindness and His truth with my lord; -- I being in the way, Jehovah hath led me to the house of my lord's brethren.'

24:28And the young person runneth, and declareth to the house of her mother according to these words.

24:29And Rebekah hath a brother, and his name is Laban, and Laban runneth unto the man who is without, unto the fountain;

24:30yea, it cometh to pass, when he seeth the ring, and the bracelets on the hands of his sister, and when he heareth the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, `Thus hath the man spoken unto me,' that he cometh in unto the man, and lo, he is standing by the camels by the fountain.

24:31And he saith, `Come in, O blessed one of Jehovah, why standest thou without, and I -- I have prepared the house and place for the camels!'

24:32And he bringeth in the man into the house, and looseth the camels, and giveth straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the feet of the men who are with him:

24:33and setteth before him to eat; but he saith, `I do not eat till I have spoken my word;' and he saith, `Speak.'

24:34And he saith, `I am Abraham's servant;

24:35and Jehovah hath blessed my lord exceedingly, and he is great; and He giveth to him flock, and herd, and silver, and gold, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and camels, and asses;

24:36and Sarah, my lord's wife, beareth a son to my lord, after she hath been aged, and he giveth to him all that he hath.

24:37`And my lord causeth me to swear, saying, Thou dost not take a wife to my son from the daughters of the Canaanite, in whose land I am dwelling.

24:38If not -- unto the house of my father thou dost go, and unto my family, and thou hast taken a wife for my son.

24:39`And I say unto my lord, It may be the woman doth not come after me;

24:40and he saith unto me, Jehovah, before whom I have walked habitually, doth send His messenger with thee, and hath prospered thy way, and thou hast taken a wife for my son from my family, and from the house of my father;

24:41then art thou acquitted from my oath, when thou comest unto my family, and if they give not one to thee; then thou hast been acquitted from my oath.

24:42`And I come to-day unto the fountain, and I say, Jehovah, God of my lord Abraham, if Thou art, I pray Thee, making prosperous my way in which I am going --

24:43(lo, I am standing by the fountain of water), then the virgin who is coming out to draw, and I have said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee, a little water from thy pitcher,

24:44and she hath said unto me, Both drink thou, and also for thy camels I draw -- she is the woman whom Jehovah hath decided for my lord's son.

24:45`Before I finish speaking unto my heart, then lo, Rebekah is coming out, and her pitcher on her shoulder, and she goeth down to the fountain, and draweth; and I say unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee,

24:46and she hasteth and letteth down her pitcher from off her and saith, Drink, and thy camels also I water; and I drink, and the camels also she hath watered.

24:47`And I ask her, and say, Whose daughter art thou? and she saith, Daughter of Bethuel, son of Nahor, whom Milcah hath borne to him, and I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her hands,

24:48and I bow, and do obeisance before Jehovah, and I bless Jehovah, God of my lord Abraham, who hath led me in the true way to receive the daughter of my lord's brother for his son.

24:49`And now, if ye are dealing kindly and truly with my lord, declare to me; and if not, declare to me; and I turn unto the right or unto the left.'

24:50And Laban answereth -- Bethuel also -- and they say, `The thing hath gone out from Jehovah; we are not able to speak unto thee bad or good;

24:51lo, Rebekah is before thee, take and go, and she is a wife to thy lord's son, as Jehovah hath spoken.'

24:52And it cometh to pass, when the servant of Abraham hath heard their words, that he boweth himself towards the earth before Jehovah;

24:53and the servant taketh out vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and giveth to Rebekah; precious things also he hath given to her brother and to her mother.

24:54And they eat and drink, he and the men who are with him, and lodge all night; and they rise in the morning, and he saith, `Send me to my lord;'

24:55and her brother saith -- her mother also -- `Let the young person abide with us a week or ten days, afterwards doth she go.'

24:56And he saith unto them, `Do not delay me, seeing Jehovah hath prospered my way; send me away, and I go to my lord;'

24:57and they say, `Let us call for the young person, and ask at her mouth;'

24:58and they call for Rebekah, and say unto her, `Dost thou go with this man?' and she saith, `I go.'

24:59And they send away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men;

24:60and they bless Rebekah, and say to her, `Thou art our sister; become thou thousands of myriads, and thy seed doth possess the gate of those hating it.'

24:61And Rebekah and her young women arise, and ride on the camels, and go after the man; and the servant taketh Rebekah and goeth.

24:62And Isaac hath come in from the entrance of the Well of the Living One, my Beholder; and he is dwelling in the land of the south,

24:63and Isaac goeth out to meditate in the field, at the turning of the evening, and he lifteth up his eyes, and looketh, and lo, camels are coming.

24:64And Rebekah lifteth up her eyes, and seeth Isaac, and alighteth from off the camel;

24:65and she saith unto the servant, `Who is this man who is walking in the field to meet us?' and the servant saith, `It is my lord;' and she taketh the veil, and covereth herself.

24:66And the servant recounteth to Isaac all the things that he hath done,

24:67and Isaac bringeth her in unto the tent of Sarah his mother, and he taketh Rebekah, and she becometh his wife, and he loveth her, and Isaac is comforted after the death of his mother.

25:1And Abraham addeth and taketh a wife, and her name is Keturah;

25:2and she beareth to him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

25:3And Jokshan hath begotten Sheba and Dedan; and the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim;

25:4and the sons of Midian are Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah: all these are sons of Keturah.

25:5And Abraham giveth all that he hath to Isaac;

25:6and to the sons of the concubines whom Abraham hath, Abraham hath given gifts, and sendeth them away from Isaac his son (in his being yet alive) eastward, unto the east country.

25:7And these are the days of the years of the life of Abraham, which he lived, a hundred and seventy and five years;

25:8and Abraham expireth, and dieth in a good old age, aged and satisfied, and is gathered unto his people.

25:9And Isaac and Ishmael his sons bury him at the cave of Machpelah, at the field of Ephron, son of Zoar the Hittite, which is before Mamre --

25:10the field which Abraham bought from the sons of Heth -- there hath Abraham been buried, and Sarah his wife.

25:11And it cometh to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blesseth Isaac his son; and Isaac dwelleth by the Well of the Living One, my Beholder.

25:12And these are births of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, hath borne to Abraham;

25:13and these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their births: first-born of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

25:14and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

25:15Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

25:16these are sons of Ishmael, and these their names, by their villages, and by their towers; twelve princes according to their peoples.

25:17And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty and seven years; and he expireth, and dieth, and is gathered unto his people;

25:18and they tabernacle from Havilah unto Shur, which is before Egypt, in thy going towards Asshur; in the presence of all his brethren hath he fallen.

25:19And these are births of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham hath begotten Isaac;

25:20and Isaac is a son of forty years in his taking Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel the Aramaean, from Padan-Aram, sister of Laban the Aramaean, to him for a wife.

25:21And Isaac maketh entreaty to Jehovah before his wife, for she is barren: and Jehovah is entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceiveth,

25:22and the children struggle together within her, and she saith, `If it is right -- why am I thus?' and she goeth to seek Jehovah.

25:23And Jehovah saith to her, `Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples from thy bowels are parted; and the one people than the other people is stronger; and the elder doth serve the younger.'

25:24And her days to bear are fulfilled, and lo, twins are in her womb;

25:25and the first cometh out all red as a hairy robe, and they call his name Esau;

25:26and afterwards hath his brother come out, and his hand is taking hold on Esau's heel, and one calleth his name Jacob; and Isaac is a son of sixty years in her bearing them.

25:27And the youths grew, and Esau is a man acquainted with hunting, a man of the field; and Jacob is a plain man, inhabiting tents;

25:28and Isaac loveth Esau, for his hunting is in his mouth; and Rebekah is loving Jacob.

25:29And Jacob boileth pottage, and Esau cometh in from the field, and he is weary;

25:30and Esau saith unto Jacob, `Let me eat, I pray thee, some of this red red thing, for I am weary;' therefore hath one called his name Edom Red;

25:31and Jacob saith, `Sell to-day thy birthright to me.'

25:32And Esau saith, `Lo, I am going to die, and what is this to me -- birthright?'

25:33and Jacob saith, `Swear to me to-day:' and he sweareth to him, and selleth his birthright to Jacob;

25:34and Jacob hath given to Esau bread and pottage of lentiles, and he eateth, and drinketh, and riseth, and goeth; and Esau despiseth the birthright.

26:1And there is a famine in the land, besides the first famine which was in the days of Abraham, and Isaac goeth unto Abimelech king of the Philistines, to Gerar.

26:2And Jehovah appeareth unto him, and saith, `Go not down towards Egypt, tabernacle in the land concerning which I speak unto thee,

26:3sojourn in this land, and I am with thee, and bless thee, for to thee and to thy seed I give all these lands, and I have established the oath which I have sworn to Abraham thy father;

26:4and I have multiplied thy seed as stars of the heavens, and I have given to thy seed all these lands; and blessed themselves in thy seed have all nations of the earth;

26:5because that Abraham hath hearkened to My voice, and keepeth My charge, My commands, My statutes, and My laws.'

26:6And Isaac dwelleth in Gerar;

26:7and men of the place ask him of his wife, and he saith, `She is my sister:' for he hath been afraid to say, `My wife -- lest the men of the place kill me for Rebekah, for she is of good appearance.'

26:8And it cometh to pass, when the days have been prolonged to him there, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looketh through the window, and seeth, and lo, Isaac is playing with Rebekah his wife.

26:9And Abimelech calleth for Isaac, and saith, `Lo, she is surely thy wife; and how hast thou said, She is my sister?' and Isaac saith unto him, `Because I said, Lest I die for her.'

26:10And Abimelech saith, `What is this thou hast done to us? as a little thing one of the people had lain with thy wife, and thou hadst brought upon us guilt;'

26:11and Abimelech commandeth all the people, saying, `He who cometh against this man or against his wife, dying doth die.'

26:12And Isaac soweth in that land, and findeth in that year a hundredfold, and Jehovah blesseth him;

26:13and the man is great, and goeth on, going on and becoming great, till that he hath been very great,

26:14and he hath possession of a flock, and possession of a herd, and an abundant service; and the Philistines envy him,

26:15and all the wells which his father's servants digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines have stopped them, and fill them with dust.

26:16And Abimelech saith unto Isaac, `Go from us; for thou hast become much mightier than we;'

26:17and Isaac goeth from thence, and encampeth in the valley of Gerar, and dwelleth there;

26:18and Isaac turneth back, and diggeth the wells of water which they digged in the days of Abraham his father, which the Philistines do stop after the death of Abraham, and he calleth to them names according to the names which his father called them.

26:19And Isaac's servants dig in the valley, and find there a well of living water,

26:20and shepherds of Gerar strive with shepherds of Isaac, saying, `The water is ours;' and he calleth the name of the well `Strife,' because they have striven habitually with him;

26:21and they dig another well, and they strive also for it, and he calleth its name `Hatred.'

26:22And he removeth from thence, and diggeth another well, and they have not striven for it, and he calleth its name Enlargements, and saith, `For -- now hath Jehovah given enlargement to us, and we have been fruitful in the land.'

26:23And he goeth up from thence to Beer-Sheba,

26:24and Jehovah appeareth unto him during that night, and saith, `I am the God of Abraham thy father, fear not, for I am with thee, and have blessed thee, and have multiplied thy seed, because of Abraham My servant;'

26:25and he buildeth there an altar, and preacheth in the name of Jehovah, and stretcheth out there his tent, and there Isaac's servants dig a well.

26:26And Abimelech hath gone unto him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phichol head of his host;

26:27and Isaac saith unto them, `Wherefore have ye come unto me, and ye have hated me, and ye send me away from you?'

26:28And they say, `We have certainly seen that Jehovah hath been with thee, and we say, `Let there be, we pray thee, an oath between us, between us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;

26:29do not evil with us, as we have not touched thee, and as we have only done good with thee, and send thee away in peace; thou art now blessed of Jehovah.'

26:30And he maketh for them a banquet, and they eat and drink,

26:31and rise early in the morning, and swear one to another, and Isaac sendeth them away, and they go from him in peace.

26:32And it cometh to pass during that day that Isaac's servants come and declare to him concerning the circumstances of the well which they have digged, and say to him, `We have found water;'

26:33and he calleth it Shebah, oath, therefore the name of the city is Beer-Sheba, well of the oath, unto this day.

26:34And Esau is a son of forty years, and he taketh a wife, Judith, daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath, daughter of Elon the Hittite,

26:35and they are a bitterness of spirit to Isaac and to Rebekah.



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