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    British English Septuagint 2012
    (LXX2012)
  • Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers


    Genesis

    101In the beginning God made the heaven and the earth.
    102But the earth was unsightly and unfurnished, and darkness was over the deep, and the Spirit of God moved over the water.
    103And God said, Let there be light, and there was light.
    104And God saw the light that it was good, and God divided between the light and the darkness.
    105And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night, and there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
    106And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the water, and let it be a division between water and water, and it was so.
    107And God made the firmament, and God divided between the water which was under the firmament and the water which was above the firmament.
    108And God called the firmament Heaven, and God saw that it was good, and there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
    109And God said, Let the water which is under the heaven be collected into one place, and let the dry land appear, and it was so. And the water which was under the heaven was collected into its places, and the dry land appeared.
    110And God called the dry land Earth, and the gatherings of the waters he called Seas, and God saw that it was good.
    111And God said, Let the earth bring forth the herb of grass bearing seed according to its kind and according to its likeness, and the fruit tree bearing fruit whose seed is in it, according to its kind on the earth, and it was so.
    112And the earth brought forth the herb of grass bearing seed according to its kind and according to its likeness, and the fruit tree bearing fruit whose seed is in it, according to its kind on the earth, and God saw that it was good.
    113And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.
    114And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, to divide between day and night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and for years.
    115And let them be for light in the firmament of the heaven, so as to shine upon the earth, and it was so.
    116And God made the two great lights, the greater light for regulating the day and the lesser light for regulating the night, the stars also.
    117And God placed them in the firmament of the heaven, so as to shine upon the earth,
    118and to regulate day and night, and to divide between the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
    119And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
    120And God said, Let the waters bring forth reptiles having life, and winged creatures flying above the earth in the firmament of heaven, and it was so.
    121And God made great whales, and every living reptile, which the waters brought forth according to their kinds, and every creature that flies with wings according to its kind, and God saw that they were good.
    122And God blessed them saying, Increase and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let the creatures that fly be multiplied on the earth.
    123And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.
    124And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind, quadrupeds and reptiles and wild beasts of the earth according to their kind, and it was so.
    125And God made the wild beasts of the earth according to their kind, and cattle according to their kind, and all the reptiles of the earth according to their kind, and God saw that they were good.
    126And God said, Let us make man according to our image and likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the flying creatures of heaven, and over the cattle and all the earth, and over all the reptiles that creep on the earth.
    127And God made man, according to the image of God he made him, male and female he made them.
    128And God blessed them, saying, Increase and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the seas and flying creatures of heaven, and all the cattle and all the earth, and all the reptiles that creep on the earth.
    129And God said, Behold I have given to you every seed- bearing herb sowing seed which is upon all the earth, and every tree which has in itself the fruit of seed that is sown, to you it shall be for food.
    130And to all the wild beasts of the earth, and to all the flying creatures of heaven, and to every reptile creeping on the earth, which has in itself the breath of life, even every green plant for food; and it was so.
    131And God saw all the things that he had made, and, behold, they were very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
    201And the heavens and the earth were finished, and the whole world of them.
    202And God finished on the sixth day his works which he made, and he ceased on the seventh day from all his works which he made.
    203And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it he ceased from all his works which God began to do.
    204This is the book of the generation of heaven and earth, when they were made, in the day in which the Lord God made the heaven and the earth,
    205and every herb of the field before it was on the earth, and all the grass of the field before it sprang up, for God had not rained on the earth, and there was not a man to cultivate it.
    206But there rose a fountain out of the earth, and watered the whole face of the earth.
    207And God formed the man of dust of the earth, and breathed upon his face the breath of life, and the man became a living soul.
    208And God planted a garden eastward in Edem, and placed there the man whom he had formed.
    209And God made to spring up also out of the earth every tree beautiful to the eye and good for food, and the tree of life in the midst of the garden, and the tree of learning the knowledge of good and evil.
    210And a river proceeds out of Edem to water the garden, thence it divides itself into four heads.
    211The name of the one, Phisom, this it is which encircles the whole land of Evilat, where there is gold.
    212And the gold of that land is good, there also is carbuncle and emerald.
    213And the name of the second river is Geon, this it is which encircles the whole land of Ethiopia.
    214And the third river is Tigris, this is that which flows forth over against the Assyrians. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
    215And the Lord God took the man whom he had formed, and placed him in the garden of Delight, to cultivate and keep it.
    216And the Lord God gave a charge to Adam, saying, Of every tree which is in the garden you may freely eat,
    217but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil- of it you shall not eat, but in whatever day you eat of it, you shall surely die.
    218And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone, let us make for him a help suitable to him.
    219And God formed yet farther out of the earth all the wild beasts of the field, and all the birds of the sky, and he brought them to Adam, to see what he would call them, and whatever Adam called any living creature, that was the name of it.
    220And Adam gave names to all the cattle and to all the birds of the sky, and to all the wild beasts of the field, but for Adam there was not found a help like to himself.
    221And God brought a trance upon Adam, and he slept, and he took one of his ribs, and filled up the flesh instead thereof.
    222And God formed the rib which he took from Adam into a woman, and brought her to Adam.
    223And Adam said, This now is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of her husband.
    224Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
    301And the two were naked, both Adam and his wife, and were not ashamed. Now the serpent was the most crafty of all the brutes on the earth, which the Lord God made, and the serpent said to the woman, Therefore has God said, Eat not of every tree of the garden?
    302And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden,
    303but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.
    304And the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die.
    305For God knew that in whatever day you should eat of it your eyes would be opened, and you would be as gods, knowing good and evil.
    306And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes to look upon and beautiful to contemplate, and having taken of its fruit she ate, and she gave to her husband also with her, and they ate.
    307And the eyes of both were opened, and they perceived that they were naked, and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons to go round them.
    308And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the afternoon; and both Adam and his wife hid themselves from the face of the Lord God in the midst of the trees of the garden.
    309And the Lord God called Adam and said to him, Adam, where are you?
    310And he said to him, I heard your voice as you walked in the garden, and I feared because I was naked and I hid myself.
    311And God said to him, Who told you that you were naked, unless you have eaten of the tree concerning which I charged you of it alone not to eat?
    312And Adam said, The woman whom you gave to be with me- she gave me of the tree and I ate.
    313And the Lord God said to the woman, Why have you done this? And the woman said, The serpent deceived me and I ate.
    314And the Lord God said to the serpent, Because you have done this you are cursed above all cattle and all the brutes of the earth, on your breast and belly you shall go, and you shall eat earth all the days of your life.
    315And I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed, he shall watch against your head, and you shall watch against his heel.
    316And to the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your pains and your groanings; in pain you shall bring forth children, and your submission shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you.
    317And to Adam he said, Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and eaten of the tree concerning which I charged you of it only not to eat- of that you have eaten, cursed is the ground in your labours, in pain shall you eat of it all the days of your life.
    318Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to you, and you shall eat the herb of the field.
    319In the sweat of your face shall you eat your bread until you return to the earth out of which you were taken, for earth you are and to earth you shall return.
    320And Adam called the name of his wife Life, because she was the mother of all living.
    321And the Lord God made for Adam and his wife garments of skin, and clothed them.
    322And God said, Behold, Adam is become as one of us, to know good and evil, and now lest at any time he stretch forth his hand, and take of the tree of life and eat, and so he shall live forever-
    323So the Lord God sent him forth out of the garden of Delight to cultivate the ground out of which he was taken.
    324And he cast out Adam and caused him to dwell over against the garden of Delight, and stationed the cherubs and the fiery sword that turns about to keep the way of the tree of life.
    401And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and brought forth Cain and said, I have gained a man through God.
    402And she again bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
    403And it was so after some time that Cain brought of the fruits of the earth a sacrifice to the Lord.
    404And Abel also brought of the first born of his sheep and of his fatlings, and God looked upon Abel and his gifts,
    405but Cain and his sacrifices he regarded not, and Cain was exceedingly sorrowful and his countenance fell.
    406And the Lord God said to Cain, Why are you become very sorrowful and why is your countenance fallen?
    407Hast you not sinned if you have brought it rightly, but not rightly divided it? be still, to you shall be his submission, and you shall rule over him.
    408And Cain said to Abel his brother, Let us go out into the plain; and it came to pass that when they were in the plain Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and killed him.
    409And the Lord God said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? and he said, I know not, am I my brother's keeper?
    410And the Lord said, What have you done? the voice of your brother's blood cries to me out of the ground.
    411And now you are cursed from the earth which has opened her mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.
    412When you till the earth, then it shall not continue to give its strength to you: you shall be groaning and trembling on the earth.
    413And Cain said to the Lord God, My crime is too great for me to be forgiven.
    414If you cast me out this day from the face of the earth, and I shall be hidden from your presence, and I shall be groaning and trembling upon the earth, then it will be that any one that finds me shall kill me.
    415And the Lord God said to him, Not so, any one that slays Cain shall suffer sevenfold vengeance; and the Lord God set a mark upon Cain that no one that found him might kill him.
    416So Cain went forth from the presence of God and lived in the land of Nod over against Edem.
    417And Cain knew his wife, and having conceived she bore Enoch; and he built a city; and he named the city after the name of his son, Enoch.
    418And to Enoch was born Gaidad; and Gaidad begot Maleleel; and Maleleel begot Mathusala; and Mathusala begot Lamech.
    419And Lamech took to himself two wives; the name of the one was Ada, and the name of the second Sella.
    420And Ada bore Jobel; he was the father of those that dwell in tents, feeding cattle.
    421And the name of his brother was Jubal; he it was who invented the lute and harp.
    422And Sella also bore Thobel; he was a smith, a manufacturer both of brass and iron; and the sister of Thobel was Noema.
    423And Lamech said to his wives, Ada and Sella, Hear my voice, you wives of Lamech, consider my words, because I have slain a man to my sorrow and a youth to my grief.
    424Because vengeance has been exacted seven times on Cain's behalf, on Lamech's it shall be seventy times seven.
    425And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore a son, and called his name Seth, saying, For God has raised up to me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain killed.
    426And Seth had a son, and he called his name Enos: he hoped to call on the name of the Lord God.
    501This is the genealogy of men in the day in which God made Adam; in the image of God he made him:
    502male and female he made them, and blessed them; and he called his name Adam, in the day in which he made them.
    503And Adam lived two hundred and thirty years, and begot a son after his own form, and after his own image, and he called his name Seth.
    504And the days of Adam, which he lived after his begetting Seth, were seven hundred years; and he begot sons and daughters.
    505And all the days of Adam which he lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died.
    506Now Seth lived two hundred and five years, and begot Enos.
    507And Seth lived after his begetting Enos, seven hundred and seven years, and he begot sons and daughters.
    508And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.
    509And Enos lived an hundred and ninety years, and begot Cainan.
    510And Enos lived after his begetting Cainan, seven hundred and fifteen years, and he begot sons and daughters.
    511And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years, and he died.
    512And Cainan lived an hundred and seventy years, and he begot Maleleel.
    513And Cainan lived after his begetting Maleleel, seven hundred and forty years, and he begot sons and daughters.
    514And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years, and he died.
    515And Maleleel lived an hundred and sixty and five years, and he begot Jared.
    516And Maleleel lived after his begetting Jared, seven hundred and thirty years, and he begot sons and daughters.
    517And all the days of Maleleel were eight hundred and ninety and five years, and he died.
    518And Jared lived an hundred and sixty and two years, and begot Enoch:
    519and Jared lived after his begetting Enoch, eight hundred years, and he begot sons and daughters.
    520And all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty and two years, and he died.
    521And Enoch lived an hundred and sixty and five years, and became the father of Mathusala.
    522And Enoch was well- pleasing to God after his begetting Mathusala, two hundred years, and he begot sons and daughters.
    523And all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty and five years.
    524And Enoch was well- pleasing to God, and was not found, because God translated him.
    525And Mathusala lived an hundred and sixty and seven years, and begot Lamech.
    526And Mathusala lived after his begetting Lamech eight hundred and two years, and begot sons and daughters.
    527And all the days of Mathusala which he lived, were nine hundred and sixty and nine years, and he died.
    528And Lamech lived an hundred and eighty and eight years, and begot a son.
    529And he called his name Noe, saying, This one will cause us to cease from our works, and from the toils of our hands, and from the earth, which the Lord God has cursed.
    530And Lamech lived after his begetting Noe, five hundred and sixty and five years, and begot sons and daughters.
    531And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and fifty- three years, and he died.
    601And Noe was five hundred years old, and he begot three sons, Sem, Cham, and Japheth. And it came to pass when men began to be numerous upon the earth, and daughters were born to them,
    602that the sons of God having seen the daughters of men that they were beautiful, took to themselves wives of all whom they chose.
    603And the Lord God said, My Spirit shall certainly not remain amongst these men for ever, because they are flesh, but their days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
    604Now the giants were upon the earth in those days; and after that when the sons of God were wont to go in to the daughters of men, they bore children to them, those were the giants of old, the men of renown.
    605And the Lord God, having seen that the wicked actions of men were multiplied upon the earth, and that every one in his heart was intently brooding over evil continually,
    606then God laid it to heart that he had made man upon the earth, and he pondered it deeply.
    607And God said, I will blot out man whom I have made from the face of the earth, even man with cattle, and reptiles with flying creatures of the sky, for I am grieved that I have made them.
    608But Noe found grace before the Lord God.
    609And these are the generations of Noe. Noe was a just man; being perfect in his generation, Noe was well- pleasing to God.
    610And Noe begot three sons, Sem, Cham, Japheth.
    611But the earth was corrupted before God, and the earth was filled with iniquity.
    612And the Lord God saw the earth, and it was corrupted; because all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth.
    613And the Lord God said to Noe, A period of all men is come before me; because the earth has been filled with iniquity by them, and, behold, I destroy them and the earth.
    614Make therefore for yourself an ark of square timber; you shall make the ark in compartments, and you shall pitch it within and without with pitch.
    615And thus shall you make the ark; three hundred cubits the length of the ark, and fifty cubits the breadth, and thirty cubits the height of it.
    616You shall narrow the ark in making it, and in a cubit above you shall finish it, and the door of the ark you shall make on the side; with lower, second, and third storeys you shall make it.
    617And behold I bring a flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven, and whatever things are upon the earth shall die.
    618And I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall enter into the ark, and your sons and your wife, and your sons' wives with you.
    619And of all cattle and of all reptiles and of all wild beasts, even of all flesh, you shall bring by pairs of all, into the ark, that you may feed them with yourself: male and female they shall be.
    620Of all winged birds after their kind, and of all cattle after their kind, and of all reptiles creeping upon the earth after their kind, pairs of all shall come in to you, male and female to be fed with you.
    621And you shall take to yourself of all kinds of food which you eat, and you shall gather them to yourself, and it shall be for you and them to eat.
    622And Noe did all things whatever the Lord God commanded him, so did he.
    701And the Lord God said to Noe, Enter you and all your family into the ark, for you have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
    702And of the clean cattle take in to you sevens, male and female, and of the unclean cattle pairs male and female.
    703And of clean flying creatures of the sky sevens, male and female, and of all unclean flying creatures pairs, male and female, to maintain seed on all the earth.
    704For yet seven days having passed I bring rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will blot out every offspring which I have made from the face of all the earth.
    705And Noe did all things whatever the Lord God commanded him.
    706And Noe was six hundred years old when the flood of water was upon the earth.
    707And then went in Noe and his sons and his wife, and his sons' wives with him into the ark, because of the water of the flood.
    708And of clean flying creatures and of unclean flying creatures, and of clean cattle and of unclean cattle, and of all things that creep upon the earth,
    709pairs went in to Noe into the ark, male and female, as God commanded Noe.
    710And it came to pass after the seven days that the water of the flood came upon the earth.
    711In the six hundredth year of the life of Noe, in the second month, on the twenty- seventh day of the month, on this day all the fountains of the abyss were broken up, and the flood- gates of heaven were opened.
    712And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
    713On that very day entered Noe, Sem, Cham, Japheth, the sons of Noe, and the wife of Noe, and the three wives of his sons with him into the ark.
    714And all the wild beasts after their kind, and all cattle after their kind, and every reptile moving itself on the earth after its kind, and every flying bird after its kind,
    715went in to Noe into the ark, pairs, male and female of all flesh in which is the breath of life.
    716And they that entered went in male and female of all flesh, as God commanded Noe, and the Lord God shut the ark outside of him.
    717And the flood was upon the earth forty days and forty nights, and the water abounded greatly and bore up the ark, and it was lifted on high from off the earth.
    718And the water prevailed and abounded exceedingly upon the earth, and the ark was borne upon the water.
    719And the water prevailed exceedingly upon the earth, and covered all the high mountains which were under heaven.
    720Fifteen cubits upwards was the water raised, and it covered all the high mountains.
    721And there died all flesh that moved upon the earth, of flying creatures and cattle, and of wild beasts, and every reptile moving upon the earth, and every man.
    722And all things which have the breath of life, and whatever was on the dry land, died.
    723And God blotted out every offspring which was upon the face of the earth, both man and beast, and reptiles, and birds of the sky, and they were blotted out from the earth, and Noe was left alone, and those with him in the ark.
    724And the water was raised over the earth an hundred and fifty days.
    801And God remembered Noe, and all the wild beasts, and all the cattle, and all the birds, and all the reptiles that creep, as many as were with him in the ark, and God brought a wind upon the earth, and the water stayed.
    802And the fountains of the deep were closed up, and the flood- gates of heaven, and the rain from heaven was withheld.
    803And the water subsided, and went off the earth, and after an hundred and fifty days the water was diminished, and the ark rested in the seventh month, on the twenty- seventh day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.
    804And the water continued to decrease until the tenth month.
    805And in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the heads of the mountains were seen.
    806And it came to pass after forty days Noe opened the window of the ark which he had made.
    807And he sent forth a raven; and it went forth and returned not until the water was dried from off the earth.
    808And he sent a dove after it to see if the water had ceased from off the earth.
    809And the dove not having found rest for her feet, returned to him into the ark, because the water was on all the face of the earth, and he stretched out his hand and took her, and brought her to himself into the ark.
    810And having waited yet seven other days, he again sent forth the dove from the ark.
    811And the dove returned to him in the evening, and had a leaf of olive, a sprig in her mouth; and Noe knew that the water had ceased from off the earth.
    812And having waited yet seven other days, he again sent forth the dove, and she did not return to him again any more.
    813And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year of the life of Noe, in the first month, on the first day of the month, the water subsided from off the earth, and Noe opened the covering of the ark which he had made, and he saw that the water had subsided from the face of the earth.
    814And in the second month the earth was dried, on the twenty- seventh day of the month.
    815And the Lord God spoke to Noe, saying,
    816Come out from the ark, you and your wife and your sons, and your sons' wives with you.
    817And all the wild beasts as many as are with you, and all flesh both of birds and beasts, and every reptile moving upon the earth, bring forth with you: and increase you and multiply upon the earth.
    818And Noe came forth, and his wife and his sons, and his sons' wives with him.
    819And all the wild beasts and all the cattle and every bird, and every reptile creeping upon the earth after their kind, came forth out of the ark.
    820And Noe built an altar to the Lord, and took of all clean beasts, and of all clean birds, and offered a whole burnt offering upon the altar.
    821And the Lord God smelled a smell of sweetness, and the Lord God having considered, said, I will not any more curse the earth, because of the works of men, because the imagination of man is intently bent upon evil things from his youth, I will not therefore any more strike all living flesh as I have done.
    822All the days of the earth, seed and harvest, cold and heat, summer and spring, shall not cease by day or night.
    901And God blessed Noe and his sons, and said to them, Increase and multiply, and fill the earth and have dominion over it.
    902And the dread and the fear of you shall be upon all the wild beasts of the earth, on all the birds of the sky, and on all things moving upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea, I have placed them under your power.
    903And every reptile which is living shall be to you for meat, I have given all things to you as the green herbs.
    904But flesh with blood of life you shall not eat.
    905For your blood of your lives will I require at the hand of all wild beasts, and I will require the life of man at the hand of his brother man.
    906He that sheds man's blood, instead of that blood shall his own be shed, for in the image of God I made man.
    907But do you increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and have dominion over it.
    908And God spoke to Noe, and to his sons with him, saying,
    909And behold I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you,
    910and with every living creature with you, of birds and of beasts, and with all the wild beasts of the earth, as many as are with you, of all that come out of the ark.
    911And I will establish my covenant with you and all flesh shall not any more die by the water of the flood, and there shall no more be a flood of water to destroy all the earth.
    912And the Lord God said to Noe, This is the sign of the covenant which I set between me and you, and between every living creature which is with you for perpetual generations.
    913I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of covenant between me and the earth.
    914And it shall be when I gather clouds upon the earth, that my bow shall be seen in the cloud.
    915And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you, and between every living soul in all flesh, and there shall no longer be water for a deluge, so as to blot out all flesh.
    916And my bow shall be in the cloud, and I will look to remember the everlasting covenant between me and the earth, and between every living soul in all flesh, which is upon the earth.
    917And God said to Noe, This is the sign of the covenant, which I have made between me and all flesh, which is upon the earth.
    918Now the sons of Noe which came out of the ark, were Sem, Cham, Japheth. And Cham was father of Chanaan.
    919These three are the sons of Noe, of these were men scattered over all the earth.
    920And Noe began to be a husbandman, and he planted a vineyard.
    921And he drank of the wine, and was drunk, and was naked in his house.
    922And Cham the father of Chanaan saw the nakedness of his father, and he went out and told his two brothers without.
    923And Sem and Japheth having taken a garment, put it on both their backs and went backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their face was backward, and they saw not the nakedness of their father.
    924And Noe recovered from the wine, and knew all that his younger son had done to him.
    925And he said, Cursed be the servant Chanaan, a slave shall he be to his brethren.
    926And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Sem, and Chanaan shall be his bond- servant.
    927May God make room for Japheth, and let him dwell in the habitations of Sem, and let Chanaan be his servant.
    928And Noe lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.
    929And all the days of Noe were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died.
    1001Now these are the generations of the sons of Noe, Sem, Cham, Japheth; and sons were born to them after the flood.
    1002The sons of Japheth, Gamer, and Magog, and Madoi, and Jovan, and Elisa, and Thobel, and Mosoch, and Thiras.
    1003And the sons of Gamer, Aschanaz, and Riphath, and Thorgama.
    1004And the sons of Jovan, Elisa, and Tharseis, Cetians, Rhodians.
    1005From these were the islands of the Gentiles divided in their land, each according to his tongue, in their tribes and in their nations.
    1006And the sons of Cham, Chus, and Mesrain, Phud, and Chanaan.
    1007And the sons of Chus, Saba, and Evila, and Sabatha, and Rhegma, and Sabathaca. And the sons of Rhegma, Saba, and Dadan.
    1008And Chus begot Nebrod: he began to be a giant upon the earth.
    1009He was a giant hunter before the Lord God; therefore they say, As Nebrod the giant hunter before the Lord.
    1010And the beginning of his kingdom was Babylon, and Orech, and Archad, and Chalanne, in the land of Senaar.
    1011Out of that land came Assur, and built Ninevi, and the city Rhooboth, and Chalach,
    1012and Dase between Ninevi and Chalach: this is the great city.
    1013And Mesrain begot the Ludiim, and the Nephthalim, and the Enemetiim, and the Labiim,
    1014and the Patrosoniim, and the Chasmoniim (whence came forth Phylistiim) and the Gaphthoriim.
    1015And Chanaan begot Sidon his firstborn, and the Chettite,
    1016and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,
    1017and the Evite, and the Arukite, and the Asennite,
    1018and the Aradian, and the Samarean, and the Amathite; and after this the tribes of the Chananites were dispersed.
    1019And the boundaries of the Chananites were from Sidon till one comes to Gerara and Gaza, till one comes to Sodom and Gomorrha, Adama and Seboim, as far as Dasa.
    1020There were the sons of Cham in their tribes according to their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
    1021And to Sem himself also were children born, the father of all the sons of Heber, the brother of Japheth the elder.
    1022Sons of Sem, Elam, and Assur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Cainan.
    1023And sons of Aram, Uz, and Ul, and Gater, and Mosoch.
    1024And Arphaxad begot Cainan, and Cainan begot Sala. And Sala begot Heber.
    1025And to Heber were born two sons, the name of the one, Phaleg, because in his days the earth was divided, and the name of his brother Jektan.
    1026And Jektan begot Elmodad, and Saleth, and Sarmoth, and Jarach,
    1027and Odorrha, and Aibel, and Decla,
    1028Eval, and Abimael, and Saba,
    1029and Uphir, and Evila, and Jobab, all these were the sons of Jektan.
    1030And their dwelling was from Masse, till one comes to Saphera, a mountain of the east.
    1031These were the sons of Sem in their tribes, according to their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
    1032These are the tribes of the sons of Noe, according to their generations, according to their nations: of them were the islands of the Gentiles scattered over the earth after the flood.
    1101And all the earth was one lip, and there was one language to all.
    1102And it came to pass as they moved from the east, they found a plain in the land of Senaar, and they lived there.
    1103And a man said to his neighbour, Come, let us make bricks and bake them with fire. And the brick was to them for stone, and their mortar was bitumen.
    1104And they said, Come, let us build to ourselves a city and tower, whose top shall be to heaven, and let us make to ourselves a name, before we are scattered abroad upon the face of all the earth.
    1105And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of men built.
    1106And the Lord said, Behold, there is one race, and one lip of all, and they have begun to do this, and now nothing shall fail from them of all that they may have undertaken to do.
    1107Come, and having gone down let us there confound their tongue, that they may not understand each the voice of his neighbour.
    1108And the Lord scattered them thence over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city and the tower.
    1109On this account its name was called Confusion, because there the Lord confounded the languages of all the earth, and thence the Lord scattered them upon the face of all the earth.
    1110And these are the generations of Sem: and Sem was a hundred years old when he begot Arphaxad, the second year after the flood.
    1111And Sem lived, after he had begotten Arphaxad, five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.
    1112And Arphaxad lived a hundred and thirty- five years, and begot Cainan.
    1113And Arphaxad lived after he had begotten Cainan, four hundred years, and begot sons and daughters, and died. And Cainan lived a hundred and thirty years and begot Sala; and Canaan lived after he had begotten Sala, three hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.
    1114And Sala lived an hundred and thirty years, and begot Heber.
    1115And Sala lived after he had begotten Heber, three hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.
    1116And Heber lived an hundred and thirty- four years, and begot Phaleg.
    1117And Heber lived after he had begotten Phaleg two hundred and seventy years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.
    1118And Phaleg lived and hundred and thirty years, and begot Ragau.
    1119And Phaleg lived after he had begotten Ragau, two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.
    1120And Ragau lived and hundred and thirty and two years, and begot Seruch.
    1121And Raau lived after he had begotten Seruch, two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.
    1122And Seruch lived a hundred and thirty years, and begot Nachor.
    1123And Seruch lived after he had begotten Nachor, two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.
    1124And Nachor lived a hundred and seventy- nine years, and begot Tharrha.
    1125And Nachor lived after he had begotten Tharrha, an hundred and twenty- five years, and begot sons and daughters, and he died.
    1126And Tharrha lived seventy years, and begot Abram, and Nachor, and Arrhan.
    1127And these are the generations of Tharrha. Tharrha begot Abram and Nachor, and Arrhan; and Arrhan begot Lot.
    1128And Arrhan died in the presence of Tharrha his father, in the land in which he was born, in the country of the Chaldees.
    1129And Abram and Nachor took to themselves wives, the name of the wife of Abram was Sara, and the name of the wife of Nachor, Malcha, daughter of Arrhan, and he was the father of Malcha, the father of Jescha.
    1130And Sara was barren, and did not bear children.
    1131And Tharrha took Abram his son, and Lot the son Arrhan, the son of his son, and Sara his daughter- in- law, the wife of Abram his son, and led them forth out of the land of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Chanaan, and they came as far as Charrhan, and he lived there.
    1132And all the days of Tharrha in the land of Charrhan were two hundred and five years, and Tharrha died in Charrhan.
    1201And the Lord said to Abram, Go forth out of your land and out of your kindred, and out of the house of your father, and come into the land which I will show you.
    1202And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you and magnify your name, and you shall be blessed.
    1203And I will bless those that bless you, and curse those that curse you, and in you shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed.
    1204And Abram went as the Lord spoke to him, and Lot departed with him, and Abram was seventy- five years old, when he went out of Charrhan.
    1205And Abram took Sara his wife, and Lot the son of his brother, and all their possessions, as many as they had got, and every soul which they had got in Charrhan, and they went forth to go into the land of Chanaan.
    1206And Abram traversed the land lengthwise as far as the place Sychem, to the high oak, and the Chananites then inhabited the land.
    1207And the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, I will give this land to your seed. And Abram built an altar there to the Lord who appeared to him.
    1208And he departed thence to the mountain eastward of Baethel, and there he pitched his tent in Baethel near the sea, and Aggai towards the east, and there he built an altar to the Lord, and called on the name of the Lord.
    1209And Abram departed and went and encamped in the wilderness.
    1210And there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, because the famine prevailed in the land.
    1211And it came to pass when Abram drew near to enter into Egypt, Abram said to Sara his wife, I know that you are a fair woman.
    1212It shall come to pass then that when the Egyptians shall see you, they shall say, This is his wife, and they shall kill me, but they shall save you alive.
    1213Say, therefore, I am his sister, that it may be well with me on account of you, and my soul shall live because of you.
    1214And it came to pass when Abram entered into Egypt- the Egyptians having seen his wife that she was very beautiful-
    1215that the princes of Pharao saw her, and praised her to Pharao and brought her into the house of Pharao.
    1216And they treated Abram well on her account, and he had sheep, and calves, and asses, and menservants, and women- servants, and mules, and camels.
    1217And God afflicted Pharao with great and severe afflictions, and his house, because of Sara, Abram's wife.
    1218And Pharao having called Abram, said, What is this you have done to me, that you did not tell me that she was your wife?
    1219Therefore did you say, She is my sister? and I took her for a wife to myself; and now, behold, your wife is before you, take her and go quickly away.
    1220And Pharao gave charge to men concerning Abram, to join in sending him forward, and his wife, and all that he had.
    1301And Abram went up out of Egypt, he and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the wilderness.
    1302And Abram was very rich in cattle, and silver, and gold.
    1303And he went to the place whence he came, into the wilderness as far as Baethel, as far as the place where his tent was before, between Baethel and Aggai,
    1304to the place of the altar, which he built there at first, and Abram there called on the name of the Lord.
    1305And Lot who went out with Abram had sheep, and oxen, and tents.
    1306And the land was not large enough for them to live together, because their possessions were great; and the land was not large enough for them to live together.
    1307And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle, and the herdmen of Lot's cattle, and the Chananites and the Pherezites then inhabited the land.
    1308And Abram said to Lot, Let there not be a strife between me and you, and between my herdmen and your herdmen, for we are brethren.
    1309Behold! is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself from me; if you go to the left, I will go to the right, and if you go to the right, I will go to the left.
    1310And Lot having lifted up his eyes, observed all the country round about Jordan, that it was all watered, before God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrha, as the garden of the Lord, and as the land of Egypt, until you come to Zogora.
    1311And Lot chose for himself all the country round Jordan, and Lot went from the east, and they were separated each from his brother. And Abram lived in the land of Chanaan.
    1312And Lot lived in a city of the neighbouring people, and pitched his tent in Sodom.
    1313But the men of Sodom were evil, and exceedingly sinful before God.
    1314And God said to Abram after Lot was separated from him, Look up with your eyes, and behold from the place where you now are northward and southward, and eastward and seaward;
    1315for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your seed for ever.
    1316And I will make your seed like the dust of the earth; if any one is able to number the dust of the earth, then shall your seed be numbered.
    1317Arise and traverse the land, both in the length of it and in the breadth; for to you will I give it, and to your seed for ever.
    1318And Abram having removed his tent, came and lived by the oak of Mambre, which was in Chebrom, and he there built an altar to the Lord.
    1401And it came to pass in the reign of Amarphal king of Sennaar, and Arioch king of Ellasar, that Chodollogomor king of Elam, and Thargal king of nations,
    1402made war with Balla king of Sodom, and with Barsa king of Gomorrha, and with Sennaar, king of Adama, and with Symobor king of Seboim and the king of Balac, this is Segor.
    1403All these met with one consent at the salt valley; this is now the sea of salt.
    1404Twelve years they served Chodollogomor, and the thirteenth year they revolted.
    1405And in the fourteenth year came Chodollogomor, and the kings with him, and cut to pieces the giants in Astaroth, and Carnain, and strong nations with them, and the Ommaeans in the city Save.
    1406And the Chorrhaeans in the mountains of Seir, to the turpentine tree of Pharan, which is in the desert.
    1407And having turned back they came to the well of judgement; this is Cades, and they cut in pieces all the princes of Amalec, and the Amorites dwelling in Asasonthamar.
    1408And the king of Sodom went out, and the king of Gomorrha, and king of Adama, and king of Seboim, and king of Balac, this is Segor, and they set themselves in array against them for war in the salt valley,
    1409against Chodollogomor king of Elam, and Thargal king of nations, and Amarphal king of Sennaar, and Arioch king of Ellasar, the four kings against the five.
    1410Now the salt valley consists of slime- pits. And the king of Sodom fled and the king of Gomorrha, and they fell in there: and they that were left fled to the mountain country.
    1411And they took all the cavalry of Sodom and Gomorrha, and all their provisions, and departed.
    1412And they took also Lot the son of Abram's brother, and his baggage, and departed, for he lived in Sodom.
    1413And one of them that had been rescued came and told Abram the Hebrew; and he lived by the oak of Mamre the Amorite the brother of Eschol, and the brother of Aunan, who were confederates with Abram.
    1414And Abram having heard that Lot his nephew had been taken captive, numbered his own home- born servants three hundred and eighteen, and pursued after them to Dan.
    1415And he came upon them by night, he and his servants, and he struck them and pursued them as far as Choba, which is on the left of Damascus.
    1416And he recovered all the cavalry of Sodom, and he recovered Lot his nephew, and all his possessions, and the women and the people.
    1417And the king of Sodom went out to meet him, after he returned from the slaughter of Chodollogomor, and the kings with him, to the valley of Saby; this was the plain of the kings.
    1418And Melchisedec king of Salem brought forth loaves and wine, and he was the priest of the most high God.
    1419And he blessed Abram, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, who made heaven and earth,
    1420and blessed be the most high God who delivered your enemies into your power. And Abram gave him the tithe of all.
    1421And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the men, and take the horses to yourself.
    1422And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I will stretch out my hand to the Lord the most high God, who made the heaven and the earth,
    1423that I will not take from all your goods from a string to a shoe- latchet, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich.
    1424Except what things the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men that went with me, Eschol, Aunan, Mambre, these shall take a portion.
    1501And after these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I shield you, your reward shall be very great.
    1502And Abram said, Master and Lord, what will you give me? whereas I am departing without a child, but the son of Masek my home- born female slave, this Eliezer of Damascus is mine heir.
    1503And Abram said, I am grieved since you have given me no seed, but my home- born servant shall succeed me.
    1504And immediately there was a voice of the Lord to him, saying, This shall not be your heir; but he that shall come out of you shall be your heir.
    1505And he brought him out and said to him, Look up now to heaven, and count the stars, if you shall be able to number them fully, and he said, Thus shall your seed be.
    1506And Abram believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness.
    1507And he said to him, I am God that brought you out of the land of the Chaldeans, so as to give you this land to inherit.
    1508And he said, Master and Lord, how shall I know that I shall inherit it?
    1509And he said to him, Take for me an heifer in her third year, and a she- goat in her third year, and a ram in his third year, and a dove and a pigeon.
    1510So he took to him all these, and divided them in the midst, and set them opposite to each other, but the birds he did not divide.
    1511And birds came down upon the bodies, even upon the divided parts of them, and Abram sat down by them.
    1512And about sunset a trance fell upon Abram, and behold! a great gloomy terror falls upon him.
    1513And it was said to Abram, You shall surely know that your seed shall be a sojourner in a land not their won, and they shall enslave them, and afflict them, and humble them four hundred years.
    1514And the nation whoever they shall serve I will judge; and after this, they shall come forth hither with much property.
    1515But you shall depart to your fathers in peace, nourished in a good old age.
    1516And in the fourth generation they shall return hither, for the sins of the Amorites are not yet filled up, even until now.
    1517And when the sun was about to set, there was a flame, and behold a smoking furnace and lamps of fire, which passed between these divided pieces.
    1518In that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, To your seed I will give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates.
    1519The Kenites, and the Kenezites, and the Kedmoneans,
    1520and the Chettites, and the Pherezites, and the Raphaim,
    1521and the Amorites, and the Chananites, and the Evites, and the Gergesites, and the Jebusites.
    1601And Sara the wife of Abram bore him no children; and she had an Egyptian maid, whose name was Agar.
    1602And Sara said to Abram, Behold, the Lord has restrained me from bearing, go therefore in to my maid, that I may get children for myself through her. And Abram listened to the voice of Sara.
    1603So Sara the wife of Abram having taken Agar the Egyptian her handmaid, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Chanaan, gave her to Abram her husband as a wife to him.
    1604And he went in to Agar, and she conceived, and saw that she was with child, and her mistress was dishonoured before her.
    1605And Sara said to Abram, I am injured by you; I gave my handmaid into your bosom, and when I saw that she was with child, I was dishonoured before her. The Lord judge between me and you.
    1606And Abram said to Sara, Behold your handmaid is in your hands, use her as it may seem good to you. And Sara afflicted her, and she fled from her face.
    1607And an angel of the Lord found her by the fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Sur.
    1608And the angel of the Lord said to her, Agar, Sara's maid, whence come you, and wither go you? and she said, I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sara.
    1609And the angel of the Lord said to her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands.
    1610And the angel of the Lord said to her, I will surely multiply your seed, and it shall not be numbered for multitude.
    1611And the angel of the Lord said to her, Behold you are with child, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ismael, for the Lord has listened to your humiliation.
    1612He shall be a wild man, his hands against all, and the hands of all against him, and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
    1613And she called the name of the Lord God who spoke to her, You are God who see me; for she said, For I have openly seen him that appeared to me.
    1614Therefore she called the well, The well of him whom I have openly seen; behold it is between Cades and Barad.
    1615And Agar bore a son to Abram; and Abram called the name of his son which Agar bore to him, Ismael.
    1616And Abram was eighty- six years old, when Agar bore Ismael to Abram.
    1701And Abram was ninety- nine years old, and the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, I am your God, be well- pleasing before me, and be blameless.
    1702And I will establish my covenant between me and you, and I will multiply you exceedingly.
    1703And Abram fell upon his face, and God spoke to him, saying,
    1704And I, behold! my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of a multitude of nations.
    1705And your name shall no more be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraam, for I have made you a father of many nations.
    1706And I will increase you very exceedingly, and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come out of you.
    1707And I will establish my covenant between you and your seed after you, to their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be your God, and the God of your seed after you.
    1708And I will give to you and to your seed after you the land wherein you sojourn, even all the land of Chanaan for an everlasting possession, and I will be to them a God.
    1709And God said to Abraam, You also shall fully keep my covenant, you and your seed after you for their generations.
    1710And this is the covenant which you shall fully keep between me and you, and between your seed after you for their generations; every male of you shall be circumcised.
    1711And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between me and you.
    1712And the child of eight days old shall be circumcised by you, every male throughout your generations, and the servant born in the house and he that is bought with money, of every son of a stranger, who is not of your seed.
    1713He that is born in your house, and he that is bought with money shall be surely circumcised, and my covenant shall be on your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
    1714And the uncircumcised male, who shall not be circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin on the eighth day, that soul shall be utterly destroyed from its family, for he has broken my covenant.
    1715And God said to Abraam, Sara your wife- her name shall not be called Sara, Sarrha shall be her name.
    1716And I will bless her, and give you a son of her, and I will bless him, and he shall become nations, and kings of nations shall be of him.
    1717And Abraam fell upon his face, and laughed; and spoke in his heart, saying, Shall there be a child to one who is a hundred years old, and shall Sarrha who is ninety years old, bear?
    1718And Abraam said to God, Let this Ismael live before you.
    1719And God said to Abraam, Yes, behold, Sarrha your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish my covenant with him, for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to him and to his seed after him.
    1720And concerning Ismael, behold, I have heard you, and, behold, I have blessed him, and will increase him and multiply him exceedingly; twelve nations shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
    1721But I will establish my covenant with Isaac, whom Sarrha shall bear to you at this time, in the next year.
    1722And he left off speaking with him, and God went up from Abraam.
    1723And Abraam took Ismael his son, and all his home- born servants, and all those bought with money, and every male of the men in the house of Abraam, and he circumcised their foreskins in the time of that day, according as God spoke to him.
    1724And Abraam was ninety- nine years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
    1725And Ismael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
    1726And at the period of that day, Abraam was circumcised, and Ismael his son,
    1727and all the men of his house, both those born in the house, and those bought with money of foreign nations.
    1801And God appeared to him by the oak of Mambre, as he sat by the door of his tent at noon.
    1802And he lifted up his eyes and []saw, and behold! three men stood before him; and having seen them he ran to meet them from the door of his tent, and did obeisance to the ground.
    1803And he said, Lord, if indeed I have found grace in your sight, pass not by your servant.
    1804Let water now be brought, and let them wash your feet, and do you refresh yourselves under the tree.
    1805And I will bring bread, and you shall eat, and after this you shall depart on your journey, on account of which refreshment you have turned aside to your servant. And he said, So do, as you have said.
    1806And Abraam hasted to the tent to Sarrha, and said to her, Hasten, and knead three measures of fine flour, and make cakes.
    1807And Abraam ran to the kine, and took a young calf, tender and good, and gave it to his servant, and he hasted to dress it.
    1808And he took butter and milk, and the calf which he had dressed; and he set them before them, and they did eat, and he stood by them under the tree.
    1809And he said to him, Where is Sarrha your wife? And he answered and said, Behold! in the tent.
    1810And he said, I will return and come to you according to this period seasonably, and Sarrha your wife shall have a son; and Sarrha heard at the door of the tent, being behind him.
    1811And Abraam and Sarrha were old, advanced in days, and the custom of women ceased with Sarrha.
    1812And Sarrha laughed in herself, saying, The thing has not as yet happened to me, even until now, and my lord is old.
    1813And the Lord said to Abraam, Why is it that Sarrha has laughed in herself, saying, Shall I then indeed bear? but I am grown old.
    1814Shall anything be impossible with the Lord? At this time I will return to you seasonably, and Sarrha shall have a son.
    1815But Sarrha denied, saying, I did not laugh, for she was afraid. And he said to her, Nay, but you did laugh.
    1816And the men having risen up from thence looked towards Sodom and Gomorrha. And Abraam went with them, attending them on their journey.
    1817And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraam my servant what things I intend to do?
    1818But Abraam shall become a great and populous nation, and in him shall all the nations of the earth be blest.
    1819For I know that he will order his sons, and his house after him, and they will keep the ways of the Lord, to do justice and judgement, that the Lord may bring upon Abraam all things whatever he has spoken to him.
    1820And the Lord said, The cry of Sodom and Gomorrha has been increased towards me, and their sins are very great.
    1821I will therefore go down and see, if they completely correspond with the cry which comes to me, and if not, that I may know.
    1822And the men having departed thence, came to Sodom; and Abraam was still standing before the Lord.
    1823And Abraam drew near and said, Wouldest you destroy the righteous with the wicked, and shall the righteous be as the wicked?
    1824Should there be fifty righteous in the city, will you destroy them? will you not spare the whole place for the sake of the fifty righteous, if they be in it?
    1825By no means shall you do as this thing is so as to destroy the righteous with the wicked, so the righteous shall be as the wicked: by no means. You that judge the whole earth, shall you not do right?
    1826And the Lord said, If there should be in Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will spare the whole city, and the whole place for their sakes.
    1827And Abraam answered and said, Now I have begun to speak to my Lord, and I am earth and ashes.
    1828But if the fifty righteous should be diminished to forty- five, will you destroy the whole city because of the five lacking? And he said, I will not destroy it, if I should find there forty- five.
    1829And he continued to speak to him still, and said, But if there should be found there forty? And he said, I will not destroy it for the forty's sake.
    1830And he said, Will there be anything against me, Lord, if I shall speak? but if there be found there thirty? And he said, I will not destroy it for the thirty's sake.
    1831And he said, Since I am able to speak to the Lord, what if there should be found there twenty? And he said, I will not destroy it, if I should find there twenty.
    1832And he said, Will there be anything against me, Lord, if I speak yet once? but if there should be found there ten? And he said, I will not destroy it for the ten's sake.
    1833And the Lord departed, when he left off speaking to Abraam, and Abraam returned to his place.
    1901And the two angels came to Sodom at evening. And Lot sat by the gate of Sodom, and Lot having seen them, rose up to meet them, and he worshipped with his face to the ground, and said,
    1902Behold! my lords, turn aside to the house of your servant, and rest from your journey, and wash your feet, and having risen early in the morning you shall depart on your journey. And they said, Nay, but we will lodge in the street.
    1903And he constrained them, and they turned aside to him, and they entered into his house, and he made a feast for them, and baked unleavened cakes for them, and they did eat.
    1904But before they went to sleep, the men of the city, the Sodomites, compassed the house, both young and old, all the people together.
    1905And they called out Lot, and said to him, Where are the men that went in to you this night? bring them out to us that we may be with them.
    1906And Lot went out to them to the porch, and he shut the door after him,
    1907and said to them, By no means, brethren, do not act villanously.
    1908But I have two daughters, who have not known a man. I will bring them out to you, and do you use them as it may please you, only do not injury to these men, to avoid which they came under the shelter of my roof.
    1909And they said to him, Stand back there, you came in to sojourn, was it also to judge? Now then we would harm you more than them. And they pressed hard on the man, even Lot, and they drew near to break the door.
    1910And the men stretched forth their hands and drew Lot in to them into the house, and shut the door of the house.
    1911And they struck the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great, and they were wearied with seeking the door.
    1912And the men said to Lot, Hast you here sons- in- law, or sons or daughters, or if you have any other friend in the city, bring them out of this place.
    1913For we are going to destroy this place; for their cry has been raised up before the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.
    1914And Lot went out, and spoke to his sons- in- law who had married his daughters, and said, Rise up, and depart out of this place, for the Lord is about to destroy the city; but he seemed to be speaking absurdly before his sons- in- law.
    1915But when it was morning, the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise and take your wife, and your two daughters whom you have, and go forth; lest you also be destroyed with the iniquities of the city.
    1916And they were troubled, and the angels laid hold on his hand, and the hand of his wife, and the hands of his two daughters, in that the Lord spared him.
    1917And it came to pass when they brought them out, that they said, Save your own life by all means; look not round to that which is behind, nor stay in all the country round about, escape to the mountain, lest perhaps you be overtaken together with them.
    1918And Lot said to them, I pray, Lord,
    1919since your servant has found mercy before you, and you have magnified your righteousness, in what you do towards me that my soul may live, - but I shall not be able to escape to the mountain, lest perhaps the calamity overtake me and I die.
    1920Behold this city is near for me to escape there, which is a small one, and there shall I be preserved, is it not little? and my soul shall live because of you.
    1921And he said to him, Behold, I have had respect to you also about this thing, that I should not overthrow the city about which you have spoken.
    1922Hasten therefore to escape there, for I shall not be able to do anything until you are come there; therefore he called the name of that city, Segor.
    1923The sun was risen upon the earth, when Lot entered into Segor.
    1924And the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrha brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.
    1925And he overthrew these cities, and all the country round about, and all that lived in the cities, and the plants springing out of the ground.
    1926And his wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
    1927And Abraam rose up early to go to the place, where he had stood before the Lord.
    1928And he looked towards Sodom and Gomorrha, and towards the surrounding country, and saw, and behold a flame went up from the earth, as the smoke of a furnace.
    1929And it came to pass that when God destroyed all the cities of the region round about, God remembered Abraam, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when the Lord overthrew those cities in which Lot lived.
    1930And Lot went up out of Segor, and lived in the mountain, he and his two daughters with him, for he feared to dwell in Segor; and he lived in a cave, he and his two daughters with him.
    1931And the elder said to the younger, Our father is old, and there is no one on the earth who shall come in to us, as it is fit in all the earth.
    1932Come and let us make our father drink wine, and let us sleep with him, and let us raise up seed from our father.
    1933So they made their father drink wine in that night, and the elder went in and lay with her father that night, and he knew not when he slept and when he rose up.
    1934And it came to pass on the morrow, that the elder said to the younger, Behold, I slept yesternight with our father, let us make him drink wine in this night also, and do you go in and sleep with him, and let us raise up seed of our father.
    1935So they made their father drink wine in that night also, and the younger went in and slept with her father, and he knew not when he slept, nor when he arose.
    1936And the two daughters of Lot conceived by their father.
    1937And the elder bore a son and called his name Moab, saying, He is of my father. This is the father of the Moabites to this present day.
    1938And the younger also bore a son, and called his name Amman, saying, The son of my family. This is the father of the Ammanites to this present day.
    2001And Abraam removed thence to the southern country, and lived between Cades and Sur, and sojourned in Gerara.
    2002And Abraam said concerning Sarrha his wife, She is my sister, for he feared to say, She is my wife, lest at any time the men of the city should kill him for her sake. So Abimelech king of Gerara sent and took Sarrha.
    2003And God came to Abimelech by night in sleep, and said, Behold, you die for the woman, whom you have taken, whereas she has lived with a husband.
    2004But Abimelech had not touched her, and he said, Lord, will you destroy an ignorantly sinning and just nation?
    2005Said he not to me, She is my sister, and said she not to me, He is my brother? with a pure heart and in the righteousness of my hands have I done this.
    2006And God said to him in sleep, Yes, I knew that you did this with a pure heart, and I spared you, so that you should not sin against me, therefore I suffered you not to touch her.
    2007But now return the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and shall pray for you, and you shall live; but if you restore her not, know that you shall die and all your.
    2008And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and he spoke all these words in their ears, and all the men feared exceedingly.
    2009And Abimelech called Abraam and said to him, What is this that you have done to us? Have we sinned against you, that you have brought upon me and upon my kingdom a great sin? You have done to me a deed, which no one ought to do.
    2010And Abimelech said to Abraam, What have you seen in me that you have done this?
    2011And Abraam said, Why I said, Surely there is not the worship of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.
    2012For truly she is my sister by my father, but not by my mother, and she became my wife.
    2013And it came to pass when God brought me forth out of the house of my father, that I said to her, This righteousness you shall perform to me, in every place into which we may enter, say of me, He is my brother.
    2014And Abimelech took a thousand pieces of silver, and sheep, and calves, and servants, and maidservants, and gave them to Abraam, and he returned him Sarrha his wife.
    2015And Abimelech said to Abraam, Behold, my land is before you, dwell wherever it may please you.
    2016And to Sarrha he said, Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver, those shall be to you for the price of your countenance, and to all the women with you, and speak the truth in all things.
    2017And Abraam prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his women servants, and they bore children.
    2018Because the Lord had fast closed from without every womb in the house of Abimelech, because of Sarrha Abraam's wife.
    2101And the Lord visited Sarrha, as he said, and the Lord did to Sarrha, as he spoke.
    2102And she conceived and bore to Abraam a son in old age, at the set time according as the Lord spoke to him.
    2103And Abraam called the name of his son that was born to him, whom Sarrha bore to him, Isaac.
    2104And Abraam circumcised Isaac on the eighth day, as God commanded him.
    2105And Abraam was a hundred years old when Isaac his son was born to him.
    2106And Sarrha said, The Lord has made laughter for me, for whoever shall hear shall rejoice with me.
    2107And she said, Who shall say to Abraam that Sarrha suckles a child? for I have born a child in my old age.
    2108And the child grew and was weaned, and Abraam made a great feast the day that his son Isaac was weaned.
    2109And Sarrha having seen the son of Agar the Egyptian who was born to Abraam, sporting with Isaac her son,
    2110then she said to Abraam, Cast out this bondwoman and her son, for the son of this bondwoman shall not inherit with my son Isaac.
    2111But the word appeared very hard before Abraam concerning his son.
    2112But God said to Abraam, Let it not be hard before you concerning the child, and concerning the bondwoman; in all things whatever Sarrha shall say to you, hear her voice, for in Isaac shall your seed be called.
    2113And moreover I will make the son of this bondwoman a great nation, because he is your seed.
    2114And Abraam rose up in the morning and took loaves and a skin of water, and gave them to Agar, and he put the child on her shoulder, and sent her away, and she having departed wandered in the wilderness near the well of the oath.
    2115And the water failed out of the skin, and she cast the child under a fir tree.
    2116And she departed and sat down opposite him at a distance, as it were a bow- shot, for she said, Surely I can't see the death of my child: and she sat opposite him, and the child cried aloud and wept.
    2117And God heard the voice of the child from the place where he was, and an angel of God called Agar out of heaven, and said to her, What is it, Agar? fear not, for God has heard the voice of the child from the place where he is.
    2118Rise up, and take the child, and hold him in your hand, for I will make him a great nation.
    2119And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of springing water; and she went and filled the skin with water, and gave the child drink.
    2120And God was with the child, and he grew and lived in the wilderness, and became an archer.
    2121And he lived in the wilderness, and his mother took him a wife out of Pharan of Egypt.
    2122And it came to pass at that time that Abimelech spoke, and Ochozath his friend, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, to Abraam, saying, God is with you in all things, whatever you may do.
    2123Now therefore swear to me by God that you will not injure me, nor my seed, nor my name, but according to the righteousness which I have performed with you you shall deal with me, and with the land in which you have sojourned.
    2124And Abraam said, I will swear.
    2125And Abraam reproved Abimelech because of the wells of water, which the servants of Abimelech took away.
    2126And Abimelech said to him, I know not who has done this thing to you, neither did you tell it me, neither heard I it but only today.
    2127And Abraam took sheep and calves, and gave them to Abimelech, and both made a covenant.
    2128And Abraam set seven ewe- lambs by themselves.
    2129And Abimelech said to Abraam, What are these seven ewe- lambs which you have set alone?
    2130And Abraam said, You shall receive the seven ewe- lambs of me, that they may be for me as a witness, that I dug this well.
    2131Therefore he named the name of that place, The Well of the Oath, for there they both swore.
    2132And they made a covenant at the well of the oath. And there rose up Abimelech, Ochozath his friend, and Phichol the commander- in- chief of his army, and they returned to the land of the Phylistines.
    2133And Abraam planted a field at the well of the oath, and called there on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God.
    2134And Abraam sojourned in the land of the Phylistines many days.
    2201And it came to pass after these things that God tempted Abraam, and said to him, Abraam, Abraam; and he said, Behold! I am here.
    2202And he said, Take your son, the beloved one, whom you have loved- Isaac, and go into the high land, and offer him there for a whole burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you of.
    2203And Abraam rose up in the morning and saddled his ass, and he took with him two servants, and Isaac his son, and having split wood for a whole burnt offering, he arose and departed, and came to the place of which God spoke to him,
    2204on the third day; and Abraam having lifted up his eyes, saw the place afar off.
    2205And Abraam said to his servants, Sit you here with the ass, and I and the lad will proceed thus far, and having worshipped we will return to you.
    2206And Abraam took the wood of the whole burnt offering, and laid it on Isaac his son, and he took into his hands both the fire and the knife, and the two went together.
    2207And Isaac said to Abraam his father, Father. And he said, What is it, son? And he said, Behold the fire and the wood, where is the sheep for a whole burnt offering?
    2208And Abraam said, God will provide himself a sheep for a whole burnt offering, my son. And both having gone together,
    2209came to the place which God spoke of to him; and there Abraam built the altar, and laid the wood on it, and having bound the feet of Isaac his son together, he laid him on the altar upon the wood.
    2210And Abraam stretched forth his hand to take the knife to kill his son.
    2211And an angel of the Lord called him out of heaven, and said, Abraam, Abraam. And he said, Behold, I am here.
    2212And he said, Lay not your hand upon the child, neither do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, and for my sake you have not spared your beloved son.
    2213And Abraam lifted up his eyes and []saw, and behold! a ram caught by his horns in a plant of Sabec; and Abraam went and took the ram, and offered him up for a whole burnt offering in the place of Isaac his son.
    2214And Abraam called the name of that place, The Lord has seen; that they might say today, In the mount the Lord was seen.
    2215And an angel of the Lord called Abraam the second time out of heaven, saying, I have sworn by myself, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and on my account have not spared your beloved son,
    2216surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand which is by the shore of the sea, and your seed shall inherit the cities of their enemies.
    2217And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have listened to my voice.
    2218And Abraam returned to his servants, and they arose and went together to the well of the oath; and Abraam lived at the well of the oath.
    2219And it came to pass after these things, that it was reported to Abraam, saying, Behold, Melcha herself too has born sons to Nachor your brother,
    2220Uz the firstborn, and Baux his brother, and Camuel the father of the Syrians, and Chazad, and
    2221Azav and Phaldes, and Jeldaph, and Bathuel, and Bathuel begot Rebecca;
    2222these are eight sons, which Melcha bore to Nachor the brother of Abraam.
    2223And his concubine whose name was Rheuma, she also bore Tabec, and Taam, and Tochos, and Mocha.
    2301And the life of Sarrha was an hundred and twenty- seven years.
    2302And Sarrha died in the city of Arboc, which is in the valley, this is Chebron in the land of Chanaan; and Abraam came to lament for Sarrha and to mourn.
    2303And Abraam stood up from before his dead; and Abraam spoke to the sons of Chet, saying,
    2304I am a sojourner and a stranger amongst you, give me therefore possession of a burying- place amongst you, and I will bury my dead away from me.
    2305And the sons of Chet answered to Abraam, saying, Not so, Sir,
    2306but hear us; you are in the midst of us a king from God; bury your dead in our choice sepulchres, for not one of us will by any means withhold his sepulchre from you, so that you should not bury your dead there.
    2307And Abraam rose up and did obeisance to the people of the land, to the sons of Chet.
    2308And Abraam spoke to them, saying, If you have it in your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, listen to me, and speak for me to Ephron the son Saar.
    2309And let him give me the double cave which he has, which is in a part of his field, let him give it me for the money it is worth for possession of a burying- place amongst you.
    2310Now Ephron was sitting in the midst of the children of Chet, and Ephron the Chettite answered Abraam and spoke in the hearing of the sons of Chet, and of all who entered the city, saying,
    2311Attend to me, my lord, and hear me, I give to you the field and the cave which is in it; I have given it you before all my country men; bury your dead.
    2312And Abraam did obeisance before the people of the land.
    2313And he said in the ears of Ephron before the people of the land, Since you are on my side, hear me; take the price of the field from me, and I will bury my dead there.
    2314But Ephron answered Abraam, saying,
    2315Nay, my lord, I have heard indeed, the land is worth four hundred silver didrachmas, but what can this be between me and you? nay, do you bury your dead.
    2316And Abraam listened to Ephron, and Abraam rendered to Ephron the money, which he mentioned in the ears of the sons of Chet, four hundred didrachmas of silver approved with merchants.
    2317And the field of Ephron, which was in Double Cave, which is opposite Mambre, the field and the cave, which was in it, and every tree which was in the field, and whatever is in its borders round about, were made sure in its borders round about, were made sure
    2318to Abraam for a possession, before the sons of Chet, and all that entered into the city.
    2319After this Abraam buried Sarrha his wife in the Double Cave of the field, which is opposite Mambre, this is Chebron in the land of Chanaan.
    2320So the field and the cave which was in it were made sure to Abraam for possession of a burying place, by the sons of Chet.
    2401And Abraam was old, advanced in days, and the Lord blessed Abraam in all things.
    2402And Abraam said to his servant the elder of his house, who had rule over all his possessions, Put your hand under my thigh,
    2403and I will adjure you by the Lord the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that you take not a wife for my son Isaac from the daughters of the Chananites, with whom I dwell, in the midst of them.
    2404But you shall go instead to my country, where I was born, and to my tribe, and you shall take from thence a wife for my son Isaac.
    2405And the servant said to him, Shall I carry back your son to the land whence you came forth, if haply the woman should not be willing to return with me to this land?
    2406And Abraam said to him, Take heed to yourself that you carry not my son back there.
    2407The Lord the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, who took me out of my father's house, and out of the land whence I sprang, who spoke to me, and who swore to me, saying, I will give this land to you and to your seed, he shall send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife to my son from thence.
    2408And if the woman should not be willing to come with you into this land, you shall be clear from my oath, only carry not my son there again.
    2409And the servant put his hand under the thigh of his master Abraam, and swore to him concerning this matter.
    2410And the servant took ten camels of his master's camels, and he took of all the goods of his master with him, and he arose and went into Mesopotamia to the city of Nachor.
    2411And he rested his camels without the city by the well of water towards evening, when damsels go forth to draw water.
    2412And he said, O Lord God of my master Abraam, prosper my way before me to day, and deal mercifully with my master Abraam.
    2413Behold! I stand by the well of water, and the daughters of them that inhabit the city come forth to draw water.
    2414And it shall be, the virgin to whoever I shall say, Incline your water- pot, that I may drink, and she shall say, Drink you, and I will give your camels drink, until they shall have done drinking- even this one you have prepared for your servant Isaac, and hereby shall I know that you have dealt mercifully with my master Abraam.
    2415And it came to pass before he had done speaking in his mind, that behold, Rebecca the daughter of Bathuel, the son of Melcha, the wife of Nachor, and the same the brother of Abraam, came forth, having a water- pot on her shoulders.
    2416And the virgin was very beautiful in appearance, she was a virgin, a man had not known her; and she went down to the well, and filled her water- pot, and came up.
    2417And the servant ran up to meet her, and said, Give me a little water to drink out of your pitcher;
    2418and she said, Drink, Sir; and she hasted, and let down the pitcher upon her arm, and gave him to drink, till he ceased drinking.
    2419And she said, I will also draw water for your camels, till they shall all have drunk.
    2420And she hasted, and emptied the water- pot into the trough, and ran to the well to draw again, and drew water for all the camels.
    2421And the man took great notice of her, and remained silent to know whether the Lord had made his way prosperous or not.
    2422And it came to pass when all the camels ceased drinking, that the man took golden ear- rings, each of a drachm weight, and he put two bracelets on her hands, their weight was ten pieces of gold.
    2423And he asked her, and said, Whose daughter are you? Tell me if there is room for us to lodge with your father.
    2424And she said to him, I am the daughter of Bathuel the son of Melcha, whom she bore to Nachor.
    2425And she said to him, We have both straw and much provender, and a place for resting.
    2426And the man being well pleased, worshipped the Lord,
    2427and said, Blessed be the Lord the God of my master Abraam, who has not suffered his righteousness to fail, nor his truth from my master, and the Lord has brought me prosperously to the house of the brother of my lord.
    2428And the damsel ran and reported to the house of her mother according to these words.
    2429And Rebecca had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran out to meet the man, to the well.
    2430And it came to pass when he saw the ear- rings and the bracelets on the hands of his sister, and when he heard the words of Rebecca his sister, saying, Thus the man spoke to me, that he went to the man, as he stood by the camels at the well.
    2431And he said to him, Come in hither, you blessed of the Lord, why stand you without, whereas I have prepared the house and a place for the camels?
    2432And the man entered into the house, and unloaded the camels, and gave the camels straw and provender, and water to wash his feet, and the feet of the men that were with him.
    2433And he set before them loaves to eat; but he said, I will not eat, until I have told my errand. And he said, Speak on.
    2434And he said, I am a servant of Abraam;
    2435and the Lord has blessed my master greatly, and he is exalted, and he has given him sheep, and calves, and silver, and gold, servants and servant- maids, camels, and asses.
    2436And Sarrha my master's wife bore one son to my master after he had grown old; and he gave him whatever he had.
    2437And my master caused me to swear, saying, You shall not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Chananites, amongst whom I sojourn in their land.
    2438But you shall go to the house of my father, and to my tribe, and you shall take thence a wife for my son.
    2439And I said to my master, Haply the woman will not go with me.
    2440And he said to me, The Lord God to whom I have been acceptable in his presence, himself shall send out his angel with you, and shall prosper your journey, and you shall take a wife for my son of my tribe, and of the house of my father.
    2441Then shall you be clear from my curse, for whenever you shall have come to my tribe, and they shall not give her to you, then shall you be clear from my oath.
    2442And having come this day to the well, I said, Lord God of my master Abraam, if you prosper my journey on which I am now going,
    2443behold, I stand by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city come forth to draw water, and it shall be that the damsel to whom I shall say, Give me a little water to drink out of your pitcher,
    2444and she shall say to me, Both drink you, and I will draw water for your camels, this shall be the wife whom the Lord has prepared for his own servant Isaac; and hereby shall I know that you have wrought mercy with my master Abraam.
    2445And it came to pass before I had done speaking in my mind, straightway Rebecca came forth, having her pitcher on her shoulders; and she went down to the well, and drew water; and I said to her, Give me to drink.
    2446And she hasted and let down her pitcher on her arm from her head, and said, Drink you, and I will give your camels drink; and I drank, and she gave the camels drink.
    2447And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter are you? tell me; and she said, I am daughter of Bathuel the son of Nachor, whom Melcha bore to him; and I put on her the ear- rings, and the bracelets on her hands.
    2448And being well- pleased I worshipped the Lord, and I blessed the Lord the God of my master Abraam, who has prospered me in a true way, so that I should take the daughter of my master's brother for his son.
    2449If then you will deal mercifully and justly with my lord, tell me, and if not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand or to the left.
    2450And Laban and Bathuel answered and said, This matter has come forth from the Lord, we shall not be able to answer you bad or good.
    2451Behold, Rebecca is before you, take her and go away, and let her be wife to the son of your master, as the Lord has said.
    2452And it came to pass when the servant of Abraam heard these words, he bowed himself to the Lord down to the earth.
    2453And the servant having brought forth jewels of silver and gold and raiment, gave them to Rebecca, and gave gifts to her brother, and to her mother.
    2454And both he and the men with him ate and drank and went to sleep. And he arose in the morning and said, Send me away, that I may go to my master.
    2455And her brethren and her mother said, Let the virgin remain with us about ten days, and after that she shall depart.
    2456But he said to them, Hinder me not, for the Lord has prospered my journey for me; send me away, that I may depart to my master.
    2457And they said, Let us call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth.
    2458And they called Rebecca, and said to her, Will you go with this man? and she said, I will go.
    2459So they sent forth Rebecca their sister, and her goods, and the servant of Abraam, and his attendants.
    2460And they blessed Rebecca, and said to her, You are our sister; become you thousands of myriads, and let your seed possess the cities of their enemies.
    2461And Rebecca rose up and her maidens, and they mounted the camels and went with the man; and the servant having taken up Rebecca, departed.
    2462And Isaac went through the wilderness to the well of the vision, and he lived in the land towards the south.
    2463And Isaac went forth into the plain towards evening to meditate; and having lifted up his eyes, he saw camels coming.
    2464And Rebecca lifted up her eyes, and saw Isaac; and she alighted briskly from the camel,
    2465and said to the servant, Who is that man that walks in the plain to meet us? And the servant said, This is my master; and she took her veil and covered herself.
    2466And the servant told Isaac all that he had done.
    2467And Isaac went into the house of his mother, and took Rebecca, and she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted for Sarrha his mother.
    2501And Abraam again took a wife, whose name was Chettura.
    2502And she bore to him Zombran, and Jezan, and Madal, and Madiam, and Jesboc, and Soie.
    2503And Jezan begot Saba and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were the Assurians and the Latusians, and Laomim.
    2504And the sons of Madiam were Gephar and Aphir, and Enoch, and Abeida, and Eldaga; all these were sons of Chettura.
    2505But Abraam gave all his possessions to Isaac his son.
    2506But to the sons of his concubines Abraam gave gifts, and he sent them away from his son Isaac, while he was yet living, to the east into the country of the east.
    2507And these were the years of the days of the life of Abraam as many as he lived, a hundred and seventy- five years.
    2508And Abraam failing died in a good old age, an old man and full of days, and was added to his people.
    2509And Isaac and Ismael his sons buried him in the double cave, in the field of Ephron the son of Saar the Chettite, which is over against Mambre:
    2510even the field and the cave which Abraam bought of the sons of Chet; there they buried Abraam and Sarrha his wife.
    2511And it came to pass after Abraam was dead, that God blessed Isaac his son, and Isaac lived by the well of the vision.
    2512And these are the generations of Ismael the son of Abraam, whom Agar the Egyptian the handmaid of Sarrha bore to Abraam.
    2513And these are the names of the sons of Ismael, according to the names of their generations. The firstborn of Ismael, Nabaioth, and Kedar, and Nabdeel, and Massam,
    2514and Masma, and Duma, and Masse,
    2515and Choddan, and Thaeman, and Jetur, and Naphes, and Kedma.
    2516These are the sons of Ismael, and these are their names in their tents and in their dwellings, twelve princes according to their nations.
    2517And these are the years of the life of Ismael, a hundred and thirty- seven years; and he failed and died, and was added to his fathers.
    2518And he lived from Evilat to Sur, which is opposite Egypt, until one comes to the Assyrians; he lived in the presence of all his brethren.
    2519And these are the generations of Isaac the son of Abraam.
    2520Abraam begot Isaac. And Isaac was forty years old when he took as wife Rebecca, daughter of Bathuel the Syrian, out of Syrian Mesopotamia, sister of Laban the Syrian.
    2521And Isaac prayed the Lord concerning Rebecca his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord heard him, and his wife Rebecca conceived in her womb.
    2522And the babes leapt within her; and she said, If it will be so with me, why is this to me? And she went to enquire of the Lord.
    2523And the Lord said to her, There are two nations in your womb, and two peoples shall be separated from your belly, and one people shall excel the other, and the elder shall serve the younger.
    2524And the days were fulfilled that she should be delivered, and she had twins in her womb.
    2525And the first came out red, hairy all over like a skin; and she called his name Esau.
    2526And after this came forth his brother, and his hand took hold of the heel of Esau; and she called his name Jacob. And Isaac was sixty years old when Rebecca bore them.
    2527And the lads grew, and Esau was a man skilled in hunting, dwelling in the country, and Jacob a simple man, dwelling in a house.
    2528And Isaac loved Esau, because his venison was his food, but Rebecca loved Jacob.
    2529And Jacob cooked pottage, and Esau came from the plain, fainting.
    2530And Esau said to Jacob, Let me taste of that red pottage, because I am fainting; therefore his name was called Edom.
    2531And Jacob said to Esau, Sell me this day your birthright.
    2532And Esau said, Behold, I am going to die, and for what good does this birthright belong to me?
    2533And Jacob said to him, Swear to me this day; and he swore to him; and Esau sold his birthright to Jacob.
    2534And Jacob gave bread to Esau, and pottage of lentiles; and he ate and drank, and he arose and departed; so Esau slighted his birthright.
    2601And there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine, which was in the time of Abraam; and Isaac went to Abimelech the king of the Phylistines to Gerara.
    2602And the Lord appeared to him and said, Go not down to Egypt, but dwell in the land, which I shall tell you of.
    2603And sojourn in this land; and I will be with you, and bless you, for I will give to you and to your seed all this land; and I will establish my oath which I swore to your father Abraam.
    2604And I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven; and I will give to your seed all this land, and all the nations of the earth shall be blest in your seed.
    2605Because Abraam your father listened to my voice, and kept my injunctions, and my commandments, and my ordinances, and my statutes.
    2606And Isaac lived in Gerara.
    2607And the men of the place questioned him concerning Rebecca his wife, and he said, She is my sister, for he feared to say, She is my wife, lest at any time the men of the place should kill him because of Rebecca, because she was fair.
    2608And he remained there a long time, and Abimelech the king of Gerara leaned to look through the window, and saw Isaac sporting with Rebecca his wife.
    2609And Abimelech called Isaac, and said to him, Is she then your wife? why have you said, She is my sister? And Isaac said to him, I did so, for I said, Lest at any time I die on her account.
    2610And Abimelech said to him, Why have you done this to us? one of my kindred within a little had lain with your wife, and you would have brought a sin of ignorance upon us.
    2611And Abimelech charged all his people, saying Every man that touches this man and his wife shall be liable to death.
    2612And Isaac sowed in that land, and he found in that year barley and hundred- fold, and the Lord blessed him.
    2613And the man was exalted, and advancing he increased, till he became very great.
    2614And he had cattle of sheep, and cattle of oxen, and many tilled lands, and the Phylistines envied him.
    2615And all the wells which the servants of his father had dug in the time of his father, the Phylistines stopped them, and filled them with earth.
    2616And Abimelech said to Isaac, Depart from us, for you are become much mightier than we.
    2617And Isaac departed thence, and rested in the valley of Gerara, and lived there.
    2618And Isaac dug again the wells of water, which the servants of his father Abraam had dug, and the Phylistines had stopped them, after the death of his father Abraam; and he gave them names, according to the names by which his father named them.
    2619And the servants of Isaac dug in the valley of Gerara, and they found there a well of living water.
    2620And the shepherds of Gerara strove with the shepherds of Isaac, saying that the water was theirs; and they called the name of the well, Injury, for they injured him.
    2621And having departed thence he dug another well, and they strove also for that; and he named the name of it, Enmity.
    2622And he departed thence and dug another well; and they did not strive about that; and he named the name of it, Room, saying, Because now the Lord has made room for us, and has increased us upon the earth.
    2623And he went up thence to the well of the oath.
    2624And the Lord appeared to him in that night, and said, I am the God of Abraam your father; fear not, for I am with you, and I will bless you, and multiply your seed for the sake of Abraam your father.
    2625And he built there an altar, and called on the name of the Lord, and there he pitched his tent, and there the servants of Isaac dug a well in the valley of Gerara.
    2626And Abimelech came to him from Gerara, and so did Ochozath his friend, and Phichol the commander- in- chief of his army.
    2627And Isaac said to them, Therefore have you come to me? whereas you hated me, and sent me away from you.
    2628And they said, We have surely seen that the Lord was with you, and we said, Let there be an oath between us and you, and we will make a covenant with you,
    2629that you shall do no wrong by us, as we have not abhorred you, and according as we have treated you well, and have sent you forth peaceably; and now you are blessed of the Lord.
    2630And he made a feast for them, and they ate and drank.
    2631And they arose in the morning, and swore each to his neighbour; and Isaac sent them forth, and they departed from him in safety.
    2632And it came to pass in that day, that the servants of Isaac came and told him of the well which they had dug; and they said, We have not found water.
    2633And he called it, Oath: therefore he called the name of that city, the Well of Oath, until this day.
    2634And Esau was forty years old; and he took as wife Judith the daughter of Beoch the Chettite, and Basemath, daughter of Helon the Chettite.
    2635And they were provoking to Isaac and Rebecca.
    2701And it came to pass after Isaac was old, that his eyes were dimmed so that he could not see; and he called Esau, his elder son, and said to him, My son; and he said, Behold, I am here.
    2702And he said, Behold, I am grown old, and know not the day of my death.
    2703Now then take the weapons, both your quiver and your bow, and go into the plain, and get me venison,
    2704and make me meats, as I like them, and bring them to me that I may eat, that my soul may bless you, before I die.
    2705And Rebecca heard Isaac speaking to Esau his son; and Esau went to the plain to procure venison for his father.
    2706And Rebecca said to Jacob her younger son, Behold, I heard your father speaking to Esau your brother, saying,
    2707Bring me venison, and prepare me meats, that I may eat and bless you before the Lord before I die.
    2708Now then, my son, listen to me, as I command you.
    2709And go to the cattle and take for me thence two kids, tender and good, and I will make them meats for your father, as he likes.
    2710And you shall bring them in to your father, and he shall eat, that your father may bless you before he dies.
    2711And Jacob said to his mother Rebecca, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I a smooth man.
    2712Peradventure my father may feel me, and I shall be before him as one ill- intentioned, and I shall bring upon me a curse, and not a blessing.
    2713And his mother said to him, On me be your curse, son; only listen to my voice, and go and bring them me.
    2714So he went and took and brought them to his mother; and his mother made meats, as his father liked them.
    2715And Rebecca having taken the fine raiment of her elder son Esau which was with her in the house, put it on Jacob her younger son.
    2716And she put on his arms the skins of the kids, and on the bare parts of his neck.
    2717And she gave the meats, and the loaves which she had prepared, into the hands of Jacob her son.
    2718And he brought them to his father, and said, Father; and he said, Behold I am here; who are you, son?
    2719And Jacob said to his father, I, Esau your firstborn, have done as you told me; rise, sit, and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me.
    2720And Isaac said to his son, What is this which you have quickly found? And he said, That which the Lord your God presented before me.
    2721And Isaac said to Jacob, Draw night to me, and I will feel you, son, if you are my son Esau or not.
    2722And Jacob drew near to his father Isaac, and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
    2723And he knew him not, for his hands were as the hands of his brother Esau, hairy; and he blessed him,
    2724and he said, Are you my son Esau? and he said, I am.
    2725And he said, Bring hither, and I will eat of your venison, son, that my soul may bless you; and he brought it near to him, and he ate, and he brought him wine, and he drank.
    2726And Isaac his father said to him, Draw near to me, and kiss me, son.
    2727And he drew near and kissed him, and smelled the smell of his garments, and blessed him, and said, Behold, the smell of my son is as the smell of an abundant field, which the Lord has blessed.
    2728And may God give you of the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, and abundance of corn and wine.
    2729And let nations serve you, and princes bow down to you, and be you lord of your brother, and the sons of your father shall do you reverence; accursed is he that curses you, and blessed is he that blesses you.
    2730And it came to pass after Isaac had ceased blessing his son Jacob, it even came to pass, just when Jacob had gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
    2731And he also had made meats and brought them to his father; and he said to his father, Let my father arise and eat of his son's venison, that your soul may bless me.
    2732And Isaac his father said to him, Who are you? And he said, I am your firstborn son Esau.
    2733And Isaac was amazed with very great amazement, and said, Who then is it that has procured venison for me and brought it to me? and I have eaten of all before you came, and I have blessed him, and he shall be blessed.
    2734And it came to pass when Esau heard the words of his father Isaac, he cried out with a great and very bitter cry, and said, Bless, I pray you, me also, father.
    2735And he said to him, Your brother has come with subtlety, and taken your blessing.
    2736And he said, Rightly was his name called Jacob, for behold! this second time has he supplanted me; he has both taken my birthright, and now he has taken my blessing; and Esau said to his father, Hast you not left a blessing for me, father?
    2737And Isaac answered and said to Esau, If I have made him your lord, and have made all his brethren his servants, and have strengthened him with corn and wine, what then shall I do for you, son?
    2738And Esau said to his father, Hast you only one blessing, father? Bless, I pray you, me also, father. And Isaac being troubled, Esau cried aloud and wept.
    2739And Isaac his father answered and said to him, Behold, your dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above.
    2740And you shall live by your sword, and shall serve your brother; and there shall be a time when you shall break and loosen his yoke from off your neck.
    2741And Esau was angry with Jacob because of the blessing, with which his father blessed him; and Esau said in his mind, Let the days of my father's mourning draw near, that I may kill my brother Jacob.
    2742And the words of Esau her elder son were reported to Rebecca, and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, Behold, Esau your brother threatens you to kill you.
    2743Now then, my son, hear my voice, and rise and depart quickly into Mesopotamia to Laban my brother into Charran.
    2744And dwell with him certain days, until your brother's anger
    2745and rage depart from you, and he forget what you have done to him; and I will send and fetch you thence, lest at any time I should be bereaved of you both in one day.
    2746And Rebecca said to Isaac, I am weary of my life, because of the daughters of the sons of Chet; if Jacob shall take a wife of the daughters of this land, therefore should I live?
    2801And Isaac having called for Jacob, blessed him, and charged him, saying, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of the Chananites.
    2802Rise and depart quickly into Mesopotamia, to the house of Bathuel the father of your mother, and take to yourself thence a wife of the daughters of Laban your mother's brother.
    2803And may my God bless you, and increase you, and multiply you, and you shall become gatherings of nations.
    2804And may he give you the blessing of my father Abraam, even to you and to your seed after you, to inherit the land of your sojourning, which God gave to Abraam.
    2805So Isaac sent away Jacob, and he went into Mesopotamia to Laban the son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebecca the mother of Jacob and Esau.
    2806And Esau saw that Isaac blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Mesopotamia of Syria as he blessed him, to take to himself a wife thence, and that he charged him, saying, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of the Chananites;
    2807and that Jacob listened to his father and his mother, and went to Mesopotamia of Syria.
    2808And Esau also having seen that the daughters of Chanaan were evil before his father Isaac,
    2809Esau went to Ismael, and took Maeleth the daughter of Ismael, the son of Abraam, the sister of Nabeoth, a wife in addition to his other wives.
    2810And Jacob went forth from the well of the oath, and departed into Charrhan.
    2811And came to a certain place and slept there, for the sun had gone down; and he took one of the stones of the place, and put it at his head, and lay down to sleep in that place,
    2812and dreamt, and behold a ladder fixed on the earth, whose top reached to heaven, and the angels of God ascended and descended on it.
    2813And the Lord stood upon it, and said, I am the God of your father Abraam, and the God of Isaac; fear not, the land on which you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed.
    2814And your seed shall be as the sand of the earth; and it shall spread abroad to the sea, and the south, and the north, and to the east; and in you and in your seed shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed.
    2815And behold I am with you to preserve you continually in all the way wherein you shall go; and I will bring you back to this land; for I will not desert you, until I have done all that I have said to you.
    2816And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and said, The Lord is in this place, and I knew it not.
    2817And he was afraid, and said, How fearful is this place! this is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
    2818And Jacob rose up in the morning, and took the stone he had laid there by his head, and he set it up as a pillar, and poured oil on the top of it.
    2819And he called the name of that place, the House of God; and the name of the city before was Ulam- luz.
    2820And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If the Lord God will be with me, and guard me throughout on this journey, on which I am going, and give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
    2821and bring me back in safety to the house of my father, then shall the Lord be for a God to me.
    2822And this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be to me a house of God; and of all whatever you shall give me, I will tithe a tenth for you.
    2901And Jacob started and went to the land of the east to Laban, the son of Bathuel the Syrian, and the brother of Rebecca, mother of Jacob and Esau.
    2902And he looks, and behold! a well in the plain; and there were there three flocks of sheep resting at it, for out of that well they watered the flocks, but there was a great stone at the mouth of the well.
    2903And there were all the flocks gathered, and they used to roll away the stone from the mouth of the well, and water the flocks, and set the stone again in its place on the mouth of the well.
    2904And Jacob said to them, Brethren, whence are you°? and they said, We are of Charrhan.
    2905And he said to them, Know you Laban, the son of Nachor? and they said, We do know him.
    2906And he said to them, Is he well? And they said, He is well. And behold Rachel his daughter came with the sheep.
    2907And Jacob said, it is yet high day, it is not yet time that the flocks be gathered together; water you the flocks, and depart and feed them.
    2908And they said, We shall not be able, until all the shepherds be gathered together, and they shall roll away the stone from the mouth of the well, then we will water the flocks.
    2909While he was yet speaking to them, behold, Rachel the daughter of Laban came with her father's sheep, for she fed the sheep of her father.
    2910And it came to pass when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban, his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban, his mother's brother, that Jacob came and rolled away the stone from the mouth of the well, and watered the sheep of Laban, his mother's brother.
    2911And Jacob kissed Rachel, and cried with a loud voice and wept.
    2912And he told Rachel that he was the near relative of her father, and the son of Rebecca; and she ran and reported to her father according to these words.
    2913And it came to pass when Laban heard the name of Jacob, his sister's son, he ran to meet him, and embraced and kissed him, and brought him into his house; and he told Laban all these sayings.
    2914And Laban said to him, You are of my bones and of my flesh; and he was with him a full month.
    2915And Laban said to Jacob, Surely you shall not serve me for nothing, because you are my brother; tell me what your reward is to be.
    2916Now Laban had two daughters, the name of the elder was Lea, and the name of the younger, Rachel.
    2917And the eyes of Lea were weak. But Rachel was beautiful in appearance, and exceedingly fair in countenance.
    2918And Jacob loved Rachel, and said, I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.
    2919And Laban said to him, It is better that I should give her to you, than that I should give her to another man; dwell with me.
    2920And Jacob served for Rachel seven years, and they were before him as a few days, by reason of his loving her.
    2921And Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her.
    2922And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a marriage- feast.
    2923And it was even, and he took his daughter Lea, and brought her in to Jacob, and Jacob went in to her.
    2924And Laban gave to his daughter Lea, Zelpha his handmaid, as a handmaid for her.
    2925And it was morning, and behold it was Lea; and Jacob said to Laban, What is this that you have done to me? did I not serve you for Rachel? and therefore have you deceived me?
    2926And Laban answered, It is not done thus in our country, to give the younger before the elder.
    2927Fulfil then her sevens, and I will give to you her also in return for your labour, which you labour with me, yet seven other years.
    2928And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her sevens; and Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to wife.
    2929And Laban gave to his daughter his handmaid Balla, for a handmaid to her.
    2930And he went in to Rachel; and he loved Rachel more than Lea; and he served him seven other years.
    2931And when the Lord God saw that Lea was hated, he opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.
    2932And Lea conceived and bore a son to Jacob; and she called his name, Ruben; saying, Because the Lord has looked on my humiliation, and has given me a son, now then my husband will love me.
    2933And she conceived again, and bore a second son to Jacob; and she said, Because the Lord has heard that I am hated, he has given to me this one also; and she called his name, Simeon.
    2934And she conceived yet again, and bore a son, and said, In the present time my husband will be with me, for I have born him three sons; therefore she called his name, Levi.
    2935And having conceived yet again, she bore a son, and said, Now yet again this time will I give thanks to the Lord; therefore she called his name, Juda; and ceased bearing.
    3001And Rachel having perceived that she bore Jacob no children, was jealous of her sister; and said to Jacob, Give me children; and if not, I shall die.
    3002And Jacob was angry with Rachel, and said to her, Am I in the place of God, who has deprived you of the fruit of the womb?
    3003And Rachel said to Jacob, Behold my handmaid Balla, go in to her, and she shall bear upon my knees, and I also shall have children by her.
    3004And she gave him Balla her maid, for a wife to him; and Jacob went in to her.
    3005And Balla, Rachel's maid, conceived, and bore Jacob a son.
    3006And Rachel said, God has given judgement for me, and listened to my voice, and has given me a son; therefore she called his name, Dan.
    3007And Balla, Rachel's maid, conceived yet again, and bore a second son to Jacob.
    3008And Rachel said, God has helped me, and I contended with my sister and prevailed; and she called his name, Nephthalim.
    3009And Lea saw that she ceased from bearing, and she took Zelpha her maid, and gave her to Jacob for a wife; and he went in to her.
    3010And Zelpha the maid of Lea conceived, and bore Jacob a son.
    3011And Lea said, It is happily: and she called his name, Gad.
    3012And Zelpha the maid of Lea conceived yet again, and bore Jacob a second son.
    3013And Lea said, I am blessed, for the women will pronounce me blessed; and she called his name, Aser.
    3014And Ruben went in the day of barley harvest, and found apples of mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother Lea; and Rachel said to Lea her sister, Give me of your son's mandrakes.
    3015And Lea said, Is it not enough for you that you have taken my husband, will you also take my son's mandrakes? And Rachel said, Not so: let him lie with you tonight for your son's mandrakes.
    3016And Jacob came in out of the field at even; and Lea went forth to meet him, and said, You shall come in to me this day, for I have hired you for my son's mandrakes; and he lay with her that night.
    3017And God listened to Lea, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son.
    3018And Lea said, God has given me my reward, because I gave my maid to my husband; and she called his name Issachar, which is, Reward.
    3019And Lea conceived again, and bore Jacob a sixth son.
    3020And Lea said, God has given me a good gift in this time; my husband will choose me, for I have born him six sons: and she called his name, Zabulon.
    3021And after this she bore a daughter; and she called her name, Dina.
    3022And God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and he opened her womb.
    3023And she conceived, and bore Jacob a son; and Rachel said, God has taken away my reproach.
    3024And she called his name Joseph, saying, Let God add to me another son.
    3025And it came to pass when Rachel had born Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my place and to my land.
    3026Restore my wives and my children, for whom I have served you, that I may depart, for you know the service wherewith I have served you.
    3027And Laban said to him, If I have found grace in your sight, I would augur well, for the Lord has blessed me at your coming in.
    3028Appoint me your wages, and I will give them.
    3029And Jacob said, You know in what things I have served you, and how many cattle of your are with me.
    3030For it was little you had before my time, and it is increased to a multitude, and the Lord God has blessed you since my coming; now then, when shall I set up also my own house?
    3031And Laban said to him, What shall I give you? and Jacob said to him, You shall not give me anything; if you will do this thing for me, I will again tend your flocks and keep them.
    3032Let all your sheep pass by today, and separate thence every grey sheep amongst the rams, and every one that is speckled and spotted amongst the goats- this shall be my reward.
    3033And my righteousness shall answer for me on the morrow, for it is my reward before you: whatever shall not be spotted and speckled amongst the goats, and grey amongst the rams, shall be stolen with me.
    3034And Laban said to him, Let it be according to your word.
    3035And he separated in that day the spotted and speckled he- goats, and all the spotted and speckled she- goats, and all that was grey amongst the rams, and every one that was white amongst them, and he gave them into the hand of his sons.
    3036And he set a distance of a three days' journey between them and Jacob. And Jacob tended the cattle of Laban that were left behind.
    3037And Jacob took to himself green rods of storax tree and walnut and plane tree; and Jacob peeled in them white stripes; and as he drew off the green, the white stripe which he had made appeared alternate on the rods.
    3038And he laid the rods which he had peeled, in the hollows of the watering- troughs, that whenever the cattle should come to drink, as they should have come to drink before the rods, the cattle might conceive at the rods.
    3039So the cattle conceived at the rods, and the cattle brought forth young speckled, and streaked and spotted with ash- coloured spots.
    3040And Jacob separated the lambs, and set before the sheep a speckled ram, and every variegated one amongst the lambs, and he separated flocks for himself alone, and did not mingle them with the sheep of Laban.
    3041And it came to pass in the time wherein the cattle became pregnant, conceiving in the belly, Jacob put the rods before the cattle in the troughs, that they might conceive by the rods. 4 But he did not put them in indiscriminately whenever the cattle happened to bring forth, but the unmarked ones were Laban's, and the marked ones were Jacob's.
    3042And the man became very rich, and he had many cattle, and oxen, and servants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
    3101And Jacob heard the words of the sons of Laban, saying, Jacob has taken all that was our father's, and of our father's property has he gotten all this glory.
    3102And Jacob saw the countenance of Laban, and behold it was not towards him as before.
    3103And the Lord said to Jacob, Return to the land of your father, and to your family, and I will be with you.
    3104And Jacob sent and called Lea and Rachel to the plain where the flocks were.
    3105And he said to them, I see the face of your father, that it is not towards me as before, but the God of my father was with me.
    3106And you too know that with all my might I have served your father.
    3107But your father deceived me, and changed my wages for the ten lambs, yet God gave him not power to hurt me.
    3108If he should say thus, The speckled shall be your reward, then all the cattle would bear speckled; and if he should say, The white shall be your reward, then would all the cattle bear white.
    3109So God has taken away all the cattle of your father, and given them to me.
    3110And it came to pass when the cattle conceived and were with young, that I []saw with mine eyes in sleep, and behold the he- goats and the rams leaping on the sheep and the she- goats, speckled and variegated and spotted with ash- coloured spots.
    3111And the angel of God said to me in a dream, Jacob; and I said, What is it?
    3112And he said, Look up with your eyes, and behold the he- goats and the rams leaping on the sheep and the she- goats, speckled and variegated and spotted with ash- coloured spots; for I have seen all things that Laban does to you.
    3113I am God that appeared to you in the place of God where you anointed a pillar to me, and vowed to me there a vow; now then arise and depart out of this land, depart into the land of your nativity, and I will be with you.
    3114And Rachel and Lea answered and said to him, Have we yet a part or inheritance in the house of our father?
    3115Are we not considered strangers by him? for he has sold us, and quite devoured our money.
    3116All the wealth and the glory which God has taken from our father, it shall be our's and our children's; now then do whatever God has said to you.
    3117And Jacob arose and took his wives and his children up on the camels;
    3118and he took away all his possessions and all his store, which he had gotten in Mesopotamia, and all that belonged to him, to depart to Isaac his father in the land of Chanaan.
    3119And Laban went to shear his sheep; and Rachel stole her father's images.
    3120And Jacob hid the matter from Laban the Syrian, so as not to tell him that he ran away.
    3121And he departed himself and all that belonged to him, and passed over the river, and went into the mountain Galaad.
    3122But it was told Laban the Syrian on the third day, that Jacob was fled.
    3123And having taken his brethren with him, he pursued after him seven days' journey, and overtook him on Mount Galaad.
    3124And God came to Laban the Syrian in sleep by night, and said to him, Take heed to yourself that you speak not at any time to Jacob evil things.
    3125And Laban overtook Jacob; and Jacob pitched his tent in the mountain; and Laban stationed his brothers in the mount Galaad.
    3126And Laban said to Jacob, What have you done? therefore did you run away secretly, and pillage me, and lead away my daughters as captives taken with the sword?
    3127Whereas if you had told me, I would have sent you away with mirth, and with songs, and timbrels, and harp.
    3128And I was not counted worthy to embrace my children and my daughters; now then you have wrought foolishly.
    3129And now my hand has power to hurt you; but the God of your father spoke to me yesterday, saying, Take heed to yourself that you speak not evil words to Jacob.
    3130Now then go on your way, for you have earnestly desired to depart to the house of your father; therefore have you stolen my gods?
    3131And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid; for I said, Lest at any time you should take away your daughters from me, and all my possessions.
    3132And Jacob said, With whoever you shall find your gods, he shall not live in the presence of our brethren; take notice of what I have of your property, and take it; and he observed nothing with him, but Jacob knew not that his wife Rachel had stolen them.
    3133And Laban went in and searched in the house of Lea, and found them not; and he went out of the house of Lea, and searched in the house of Jacob, and in the house of the two maidservants, and found them not; and he went also into the house of Rachel.
    3134And Rachel took the idols, and cast them amongst the camel's packs, and sat upon them.
    3135And she said to her father, Be not indignant, Sir; I can't rise up before you, for it is with me according to the manner of women. Laban searched in all the house, and found not the images.
    3136And Jacob was angry, and strove with Laban; and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my injustice, and what my sin, that you have pursued after me,
    3137and that you have searched all the furniture of my house? what have you found of all the furniture of your house? set it here between your relations and my relations, and let them decide between us two.
    3138These twenty years have I been with you; your sheep, and your she- goats have not failed in bearing; I devoured not the rams of your cattle.
    3139That which was taken of beasts I brought not to you; I made good of myself the thefts of the day, and the thefts of the night.
    3140I was parched with heat by day, and chilled with frost by night, and my sleep departed from my eyes.
    3141These twenty years have I been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years amongst your sheep, and you did falsely rate my wages for ten lambs.
    3142Unless I had the God of my father Abraam, and the fear of Isaac, now you would have sent me away empty; God saw my humiliation, and the labour of my hands, and rebuked you yesterday.
    3143And Laban answered and said to Jacob, The daughters are my daughters, and the sons my sons, and the cattle are my cattle, and all things which you see are mine, and the property of my daughters; what shall I do to them today, or their children which they bore?
    3144Now then come, let me make a covenant, both I and you, and it shall be for a witness between me and you; and he said to him, Behold, there is no one with us; behold, God is witness between me and you.
    3145And Jacob having taken a stone, set it up for a pillar.
    3146And Jacob said to his brethren, Gather stones; and they gathered stones and made a heap, and ate there upon the heap; and Laban said to him, This heap witnesses between me and you today.
    3147And Laban called it, the Heap of Testimony; and Jacob called it, the Witness Heap.
    3148And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and the pillar, which I have set between me and you; this heap witnesses, and this pillar witnesses; therefore its name was called, the Heap witnesses.
    3149And the vision of which he said- Let God look to it between me and you, because we are about to depart from each other, -
    3150If you shall humble my daughters, if you should take wives in addition to my daughters, see, there is no one with us looking on. God is witness between me and you.
    3151And Laban said to Jacob, Behold, this heap, and this pillar are a witness.
    3152For if I should not cross over to you, neither should you cross over to me, for mischief beyond this heap and this pillar.
    3153The God of Abraam and the God of Nachor judge between us; and Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac.
    3154And he offered a sacrifice in the mountain, and called his brethren, and they ate and drank, and slept in the mountain.
    3155And Laban rose up in the morning, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them; and Laban having turned back, departed to his place.
    3201And Jacob departed for his journey; and having looked up, he saw the host of God encamped; and the angels of God met him.
    3202And Jacob said, when he saw them, This is the Camp of God; and he called the name of that place, Encampments.
    3203And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother to the land of Seir, to the country of Edom.
    3204And he charged them, saying, Thus shall you say to my lord Esau: Thus says your servant Jacob; I have sojourned with Laban and tarried until now.
    3205And there were born to me oxen, and asses, and sheep, and menservants and women- servants; and I sent to tell my lord Esau, that your servant might find grace in your sight.
    3206And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother Esau, and behold! he comes to meet you, and four hundred men with him.
    3207And Jacob was greatly terrified, and was perplexed; and he divided the people that was with him, and the cows, and the camels, and the sheep, into two camps.
    3208And Jacob said, If Esau should come to one camp, and strike it, the other camp shall be in safety.
    3209And Jacob said, God of my father Abraam, and God of my father Isaac, O Lord, you are he that said to me, Depart quickly to the land of your birth, and I will do you good.
    3210Let there be to me a sufficiency of all the justice and all the truth which you have wrought with your servant; for with this my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two camps.
    3211Deliver me from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau, for I am afraid of him, lest haply he should come and strike me, and the mother upon the children.
    3212But you said, I will do you good, and will make your seed as the sand of the sea, which shall not be numbered for multitude.
    3213And he slept there that night, and took of the gifts which he carried with him, and sent out to Esau his brother,
    3214two hundred she- goats, twenty he- goats, two hundred sheep, twenty rams,
    3215milch camels, and their foals, thirty, forty kine, ten bulls, twenty asses, and ten colts.
    3216And he gave them to his servants each drove apart; and he said to his servants, Go on before me, and put a space between drove and drove.
    3217And he charged the first, saying, If Esau my brother meet you, and he ask you, saying, Whose are you? and whither would you go, and whose are these possessions advancing before you?
    3218You shall say, Your servant Jacob's; he has sent gifts to my lord Esau, and behold! he is behind us.
    3219And he charged the first and the second and the third, and all that went before him after these flocks, saying, Thus shall you speak to Esau when you find him;
    3220and you shall say, Behold your servant Jacob comes after us. For he said, I will propitiate his countenance with the gifts going before his presence, and afterwards I will behold his face, for perhaps he will accept me.
    3221So the presents went on before him, but he himself lodged that night in the camp.
    3222And he rose up in that night, and took his two wives and his two servant- maids, and his eleven children, and crossed over the ford of Jaboch.
    3223And he took them, and passed over the torrent, and brought over all his possessions.
    3224And Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him till the morning.
    3225And he saw that he prevailed not against him; and he touched the broad part of his thigh, and the broad part of Jacob's thigh was benumbed in his wrestling with him.
    3226And he said to him, Let me go, for the day has dawned; but he said, I will not let you go, except you bless me.
    3227And he said to him, What is your name? and he answered, Jacob.
    3228And he said to him, Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name; for you have prevailed with God, and shall be mighty with men.
    3229And Jacob asked and said, Tell me your name; and he said, Therefore do you ask after my name? and he blessed him there.
    3230And Jacob called the name of that place, the Face of God; for, said he, I have seen God face to face, and my life was preserved.
    3231And the sun rose upon him, when he passed the Face of God; and he halted upon his thigh.
    3232Therefore the children of Israel will by no means eat of the sinew which was benumbed, which is on the broad part of the thigh, until this day, because the angel touched the broad part of the thigh of Jacob- even the sinew which was benumbed.
    3301And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and []saw, and behold! Esau his brother coming, and four hundred men with him; and Jacob divided the children to Lea and to Rachel, and the two handmaidens.
    3302And he put the two handmaidens and their children with the first, and Lea and her children behind, and Rachel and Joseph last.
    3303But he advanced himself before them, and did reverence to the ground seven times, until he drew near to his brother.
    3304And Esau ran on to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him; and they both wept.
    3305And Esau looked up and saw the women and the children, and said, What are these to you? And he said, The children with which God has mercifully blessed your servant.
    3306And the maidservants and their children drew near and did reverence.
    3307And Lea and her children drew near and did reverence; and after this drew near Rachel and Joseph, and did reverence.
    3308And he said, What are these things to you, all these companies that I have met? And he said, That your servant might find grace in your sight, my lord.
    3309And Esau said, I have much, my brother; keep your own.
    3310And Jacob said, If I have found grace in your sight, receive the gifts through my hands; therefore have I seen your face, as if any one should see the face of God, and you shall be well- pleased with me.
    3311Receive my blessings, which I have brought you, because God has had mercy on me, and I have all things; and he constrained him, and he took them.
    3312And he said, Let us depart, and proceed right onward.
    3313And he said to him, My lord knows, that the children are very tender, and the flocks and the herds with me are with young; if then I shall drive them hard one day, all the cattle will die.
    3314Let my lord go on before his servant, and I shall have strength on the road according to the ease of the journey before me, and according to the strength of the children, until I come to my lord to Seir.
    3315And Esau said, I will leave with you some of the people who are with me. And he said, Why so? it is enough that I have found favour before you, my lord.
    3316And Esau returned on that day on his journey to Seir.
    3317And Jacob departs to his tents; and he made for himself there habitations, and for his cattle he made booths; therefore he called the name of that place, Booths.
    3318And Jacob came to Salem, a city of Secima, which is in the land of Chanaan, when he departed out of Mesopotamia of Syria, and took up a position in front of the city.
    3319And he bought the portion of the field, where he pitched his tent, of Emmor the father of Sychem, for a hundred lambs.
    3320And he set up there an altar, and called on the God of Israel.
    3401And Dina, the daughter of Lea, whom she bore to Jacob, went forth to observe the daughters of the inhabitants.
    3402And Sychem the son of Emmor the Evite, the ruler of the land, saw her, and took her and lay with her, and humbled her.
    3403And he was attached to the soul of Dina the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and he spoke kindly to the damsel.
    3404Sychem spoke to Emmor his father, saying, Take for me this damsel to wife.
    3405And Jacob heard that the son of Emmor had defiled Dina his daughter (now his sons were with his cattle in the plain). And Jacob was silent until they came.
    3406And Emmor the father of Sychem went forth to Jacob, to speak to him.
    3407And the sons of Jacob came from the plain; and when they heard, the men were deeply pained, and it was very grievous to them, because the man wrought folly in Israel, having lain with the daughter of Jacob, and so it must not be.
    3408And Emmor spoke to them, saying, Sychem my son has chosen in his heart your daughter; give her therefore to him for a wife,
    3409and intermarry with us. Give us your daughters, and take our daughters for your sons.
    3410And dwell in the midst of us; and, behold, the land is spacious before you, dwell in it, and trade, and get possessions in it.
    3411And Sychem said to her father and to her brothers, I would find grace before you, and we will give whatever you shall name.
    3412Multiply your demand of dowry very much, and I will give accordingly as you shall say to me, only you shall give me this damsel for a wife.
    3413And the sons of Jacob answered to Sychem and Emmor his father craftily, and spoke to them, because they had defiled Dina their sister.
    3414And Symeon and Levi, the brothers of Dina, said to them, We shall not be able to do this thing, to give our sister to a man who is uncircumcised, for it is a reproach to us.
    3415Only on these terms will we conform to you, and dwell amongst you, if you also will be as we are, in that every male of you be circumcised.
    3416And we will give our daughters to you, and we will take of your daughters for wives to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will be as one race.
    3417But if you will not listen to us to be circumcised, we will take our daughter and depart.
    3418And the words pleased Emmor, and Sychem the son of Emmor.
    3419And the young man delayed not to do this thing, for he was much attached to Jacob's daughter, and he was the most honourable of all in his father's house.
    3420And Emmor and Sychem his son came to the gate of their city, and spoke to the men of their city, saying,
    3421These men are peaceful, let them dwell with us upon the land, and let them trade in it, and behold the land is extensive before them; we will take their daughters to us for wives, and we will give them our daughters.
    3422Only on these terms will the men conform to us to dwell with us so as to be one people, if every male of us be circumcised, as they also are circumcised.
    3423And shall not their cattle and their herds, and their possessions, be ours? only in this let us conform to them, and they will dwell with us.
    3424And all that went in at the gate of their city listened to Emmor and Sychem his son, and they were circumcised in the flesh of their foreskin every male.
    3425And it came to pass on the third day, when they were in pain, the two sons of Jacob, Symeon and Levi, Dina's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city securely, and killed every male.
    3426And they killed Emmor and Sychem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dina out of the house of Sychem, and went forth.
    3427But the sons of Jacob came upon the wounded, and ravaged the city wherein they had defiled Dina their sister.
    3428And their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses they took, and all things whatever were in the city, and whatever were in the plain.
    3429And they took captive all the persons of them, and all their store, and their wives, and plundered both whatever things there were in the city, and whatever things there were in the houses.
    3430And Jacob said to Symeon and Levi, You have made me hateful so that I should be evil to all the inhabitants of the land, both amongst the Chananites and the Pherezites, and I am few in number; they will gather themselves against me and cut me in pieces, and I shall be utterly destroyed, and my house.
    3431And they said, Nay, but shall they treat our sister as an harlot?
    3501And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to the place, Baethel, and dwell there; and make there an altar to the God that appeared to you, when you fled from the face of Esau your brother.
    3502And Jacob said to his house, and to all that were with him, Remove the strange gods that are with you from the midst of you, and purify yourselves, and change your clothes.
    3503And let us rise and go up to Baethel, and let us there make an altar to God who listened to me in the day of calamity, who was with me, and preserved me throughout in the journey, by which I went.
    3504And they gave to Jacob the strange gods, which were in their hands, and the ear- rings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the turpentine tree which is in Secima, and destroyed them to this day.
    3505So Israel departed from Secima, and the fear of God was upon the cities round about them, and they did not pursue after the children of Israel.
    3506And Jacob came to Luza, which is in the land of Chanaan, which is Baethel, he and all the people that were with him.
    3507And he built there an altar, and called the name of the place Baethel; for there God appeared to him, when he fled from the face of his brother Esau.
    3508And Deborrha, Rebecca's nurse, died, and was buried below Baethel under the oak; and Jacob called its name, The Oak of Mourning.
    3509And God appeared to Jacob once more in Luza, when he came out of Mesopotamia of Syria, and God blessed him.
    3510And God said to him, Your name shall not be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name; and he called his name Israel.
    3511And God said to him, I am your God; increase and multiply; for nations and gatherings of nations shall be of you, and kings shall come out of your loins.
    3512And the land which I gave to Abraam and Isaac, I have given it to you; and it shall come to pass that I will give this land also to your seed after you.
    3513And God went up from him from the place where he spoke with him.
    3514And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where God spoke with him, even a pillar of stone; and offered a libation upon it, and poured oil upon it.
    3515And Jacob called the name of the place in which God spoke with him, Baethel.
    3516And Jacob removed from Baethel, and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Gader, and it came to pass when he drew near to Chabratha, to enter into Ephratha, Rachel travailed; and in her travail she was in hard labour.
    3517And it came to pass in her hard labour, that the midwife said to her, Be of good courage, for you shall also have this son.
    3518And it came to pass in her giving up the ghost (for she was dying), that she called his name, The son of my pain; but his father called his name Benjamin.
    3519So Rachel died, and was buried in the way of the course of Ephratha, this is Bethleem.
    3520And Jacob set up a pillar on her tomb; this is the pillar on the tomb of Rachel, until this day.
    3521And it came to pass when Israel lived in that land, that Ruben went and lay with Balla, the concubine of his father Jacob; and Israel heard, and the thing appeared grievous before him.
    3522And the sons of Jacob were twelve.
    3523The sons of Lea, the firstborn of Jacob; Ruben, Symeon, Levi, Judas, Issachar, Zabulon.
    3524And the sons of Rachel; Joseph and Benjamin.
    3525And the sons of Balla, the handmaid of Rachel; Dan and Nephthalim.
    3526And the sons of Zelpha, the handmaid of Lea; Gad and Aser. These are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Mesopotamia of Syria.
    3527And Jacob came to Isaac his father to Mambre, to a city of the plain; this is Chebron in the land of Chanaan, where Abraam and Isaac sojourned.
    3528And the days of Isaac which he lived were an hundred and eighty years.
    3529And Isaac gave up the ghost and died, and was laid to his family, old and full of days; and Esau and Jacob his sons buried him.
    3601And these are the generations of Esau; this is Edom.
    3602And Esau took to himself wives of the daughters of the Chananites; Ada, the daughter of Aelom the Chettite; and Olibema, daughter of Ana the son of Sebegon, the Evite;
    3603and Basemath, daughter of Ismael, sister of Nabaioth.
    3604And Ada bore to him Eliphas; and Basemath bore Raguel.
    3605And Olibema bore Jeus, and Jeglom, and Core; these are the sons of Esau, which were born to him in the land of Chanaan.
    3606And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and all his possessions, and all his cattle, and all that he had got, and all things whatever he had acquired in the land of Chanaan; and Esau went forth from the land of Chanaan, from the face of his brother Jacob.
    3607For their substance was too great for them to dwell together; and the land of their sojourning could not bear them, because of the abundance of their possessions.
    3608And Esau lived in mount Seir; Esau, he is Edom.
    3609And these are the generations of Esau, the father of Edom in the mount Seir.
    3610And these are the names of the sons of Esau. Eliphas, the son of Ada, the wife of Esau; and Raguel, the son of Basemath, wife of Esau.
    3611And the sons of Eliphas were Thaeman, Omar, Sophar, Gothom, and Kenez.
    3612And Thamna was a concubine of Eliphaz, the son of Esau; and she bore Amalec to Eliphas. These are the sons of Ada, the wife of Esau.
    3613And these are the sons of Raguel; Nachoth, Zare, Some, and Moze. These were the sons of Basemath, wife of Esau.
    3614And these are the sons of Olibema, the daughter of Ana, the son of Sebegon, the wife of Esau; and she bore to Esau, Jeus, and Jeglom, and Core.
    3615These are the chiefs of the son of Esau, even the sons of Eliphas, the firstborn of Esau; chief Thaeman, chief Omar, chief Sophar, chief Kenez,
    3616chief Core, chief Gothom, chief Amalec. These are the chiefs of Eliphas, in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Ada.
    3617And these are the sons of Raguel, the son of Esau; chief Nachoth, chief Zare, chief Some, chief Moze. These are the chiefs of Raguel, in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Basemath, wife of Esau.
    3618And these are the sons of Olibema, wife of Esau; chief Jeus, chief Jeglom, chief Core. These are the chiefs of Olibema, daughter of Ana, wife of Esau.
    3619These are the sons of Esau, and these are the chiefs; these are the sons of Edom.
    3620And these are the sons of Seir, the Chorrhite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, Sobal, Sebegon, Ana,
    3621and Deson, and Asar, and Rison. These are the chiefs of the Chorrhite, the son of Seir, in the land of Edom.
    3622And the sons of Lotan were Chorrhi and Haeman; and the sister of Lotan, Thamna.
    3623And these are the sons of Sobal; Golam, and Manachath, and Gaebel, and Sophar, and Omar.
    3624And these are the sons of Sebegon; Aie, and Ana; this is the Ana who found Jamin in the wilderness, when he tended the beasts of his father Sebegon.
    3625And these are the sons of Ana; Deson- and Olibema was daughter of Ana.
    3626And these are the sons of Deson; Amada, and Asban, and Ithran, and Charrhan.
    3627And these are the sons of Asar; Balaam, and Zucam, and Jucam.
    3628And these are the sons of Rison; Hos, and Aran.
    3629And these are the chiefs of Chorri; chief Lotan, chief Sobal, chief Sebegon, chief Ana,
    3630chief Deson, chief Asar, chief Rison. These are the chiefs of Chorri, in their principalities in the land of Edom.
    3631these are the kings which reigned in Edom, before a king reigned in Israel.
    3632.pAnd Balac, son of Beor, reigned in Edom; and the name of his city was Dennaba.
    3633And Balac died; and Jobab, son of Zara, from Bosorrha reigned in his stead.
    3634And Jobab died; and Asom, from the land of the Thaemanites, reigned in his stead.
    3635And Asom died; and Adad son of Barad, who cut off Madiam in the plain of Moab, ruled in his stead; and the name of his city was Getthaim.
    3636And Adad died; and Samada of Massecca reigned in his stead.
    3637.pSamada died; and Saul of Rhooboth by the river reigned in his stead.
    3638And Saul died; and Ballenon the son of Achobor reigned in his stead.
    3639And Ballenon the son of Achobor died; and Arad the son of Barad reigned in his stead; and the name of his city was Phogor; and the name of his wife was Metebeel, daughter of Matraith, son of Maizoob.
    3640These are the names of the chiefs of Esau, in their tribes, according to their place, in their countries, and in their nations; chief Thamna, chief Gola, chief Jether,
    3641chief Olibema, chief Helas, chief Phinon,
    3642chief Kenez, chief Thaeman, chief Mazar,
    3643chief Magediel, chief Zaphoin. These are the chiefs of Edom in their dwelling- places in the land of their possession; this is Esau, the father of Edom.
    3644And Jacob lived in the land where his father sojourned, in the land of Chanaan.
    3701And these are the generations of Jacob. And Joseph was seventeen years old, feeding the sheep of his father with his brethren, being young; with the sons of Balla, and with the sons of Zelpha, the wives of his father; and Joseph brought to Israel their father their evil reproach.
    3703And Jacob loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was to him the son of old age; and he made for him a coat of many colours.
    3704And his brethren having seen that his father loved him more than all his sons, hated him, and could not speak anything peaceful to him.
    3705And Joseph dreamt a dream, and reported it to his brethren.
    3706And he said to them, Hear this dream which I have dreamt.
    3707I thought you were binding sheaves in the middle of the field, and my sheaf stood up and was erected, and your sheaves turned round, and did obeisance to my sheaf.
    3708And his brethren said to him, Shall you indeed reign over us, or shall you indeed be lord over us? And they hated him still more for his dreams and for his words.
    3709And he dreamt another dream, and related it to his father, and to his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamt another dream: as it were the sun, and the moon, and the eleven stars did me reverence.
    3710And his father rebuked him, and said to him, What is this dream which you have dreamt? shall indeed both I and your mother and your brethren come and bow before you to the earth?
    3711And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.
    3712And his brethren went to feed the sheep of their father to Sychem.
    3713And Israel said to Joseph, Do not your brethren feed their flock in Sychem? Come, I will send you to them; and he said to him, Behold, I am here.
    3714And Israel said to him, Go and see if your brethren and the sheep are well, and bring me word; and he sent him out of the valley of Chebron, and he came to Sychem.
    3715And a man found him wandering in the field; and the man asked him, saying, What seek you?
    3716And he said, I am seeking my brethren; tell me where they feed their flocks.
    3717And the man said to him, They have departed hence, for I heard them saying, Let us go to Dothaim; and Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothaim.
    3718And they spied him from a distance before he drew near to them, and they wickedly took counsel to kill him.
    3719And each said to his brother, Behold, that dreamer comes.
    3720Now then come, let us kill him, and cast him into one of the pits; and we will say, An evil wild beast has devoured him; and we shall see what his dreams will be.
    3721And Ruben having heard it, rescued him out of their hands, and said, Let us not kill him.
    3722And Ruben said to them, Shed not blood; cast him into one of these pits in the wilderness, but do not lay your hands upon him; that he might rescue him out of their hands, and restore him to his father.
    3723And it came to pass, when Joseph came to his brethren, that they stripped Joseph of his many- coloured coat that was upon him.
    3724And they took him and cast him into the pit; and the pit was empty, it had not water.
    3725And they sat down to eat bread; and having lifted up their eyes they []saw, and behold, Ismaelitish travellers came from Galaad, and their camels were heavily loaded with spices, and resin, and myrrh; and they went to bring them to Egypt.
    3726And Judas said to his brethren, What profit is it if we kill our brother, and conceal his blood?
    3727Come, let us sell him to these Ismaelites, but let not our hands be upon him, because he is our brother and our flesh; and his brethren listened.
    3728And the men, the merchants of Madian, went by, and they drew and lifted Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ismaelites for twenty pieces of gold; and they brought Joseph down into Egypt.
    3729And Ruben returned to the pit, and sees not Joseph in the pit; and he tore his garments.
    3730And he returned to his brethren and said, The boy is not; and I, whither am I yet to go?
    3731And having taken the coat of Joseph, they killed a kid of the goats, and stained the coat with the blood.
    3732And they sent the coat of many colours; and they brought it to their father, and said, This have we found; know if it be your son's coat or no. And he recognised it, and said, It is my son's coat, an evil wild beast has devoured him; a wild beast has carried off Joseph.
    3733And Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
    3734And all his sons and his daughters gathered themselves together, and came to comfort him; but he would not be comforted, saying, I will go down to my son mourning to Hades; and his father wept for him.
    3735And the Madianites sold Joseph into Egypt; to Petephres, the eunuch of Pharao, captain of the guard.
    3801And it came to pass at that time that Judas went down from his brethren, and came as far as to a certain man of Odollam, whose name was Iras.
    3802And Judas saw there the daughter of a Chananitish man, whose name was Sava; and he took her, and went in to her.
    3803And she conceived and bore a son, and called his name, Er.
    3804And she conceived and bore a son again; and called his name, Aunan.
    3805And she again bore a son; and called his name, Selom: and she was in Chasbi when she bore them.
    3806And Judas took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Thamar.
    3807And Er, the firstborn of Judas, was wicked before the Lord; and God killed him.
    3808And Judas said to Aunan, Go in to your brother's wife, and marry her as her brother- in- law, and raise up seed to your brother.
    3809And Aunan, knowing that the seed should not be his- it came to pass when he went in to his brother's wife, that he spilled it upon the ground, so that he should not give seed to his brother's wife.
    3810And his doing this appeared evil before God; and he killed him also.
    3811And Judas said to Thamar, his daughter- in- law, Sit you a widow in the house of your father- in- law, until Selom my son be grown; for he said, lest he also die as his brethren; and Thamar departed, and sat in the house of her father.
    3812And the days were fulfilled, and Sava the wife of Judas died; and Judas, being comforted, went to them that sheared his sheep, himself and Iras his Shepherd the Odollamite, to Thamna.
    3813And it was told Thamar his daughter- in- law, saying, Behold, your father- in- law goes up to Thamna, to shear his sheep.
    3814And having taken off the garments of her widowhood from her, she put on a veil, and ornamented her face, and sat by the gates of Aenan, which is in the way to Thamna, for she saw that Selom was grown; but he gave her not to him for a wife.
    3815And when Judas saw her, he thought her to be a harlot; for she covered her face, and he knew her not.
    3816And he went out of his way to her, and said to her, Let me come in to you; for he knew not that she was his daughter- in- law; and she said, What will you give me if you should come in to me?
    3817And he said, I will send you a kid of the goats from my flock; and she said, Well, if you will give me an earnest, until you send it.
    3818And he said, What is the earnest that I shall give you? and she said, Your ring, and your bracelet, and the staff in your hand; and he gave them to her, and went in to her, and she conceived by him.
    3819And she arose and departed, and took her veil from off her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.
    3820And Judas sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his shepherd the Odollamite, to receive the pledge from the woman; and he found her not.
    3821And he asked the men of the place, Where is the harlot who was in Aenan by the wayside? and they said, There was no harlot here.
    3822And he returned to Judas, and said, I have not found her; and the men of the place say, There is no harlot here.
    3823And Judas said, Let her have them, but let us not be ridiculed; I sent this kid, but you have not found her.
    3824And it came to pass after three months, that it was told Judas, saying, Thamar your daughter- in- law has grievously played the harlot, and behold she is with child by whoredom; and Judas said, Bring her out, and let her be burnt.
    3825And as they were bringing her, she sent to her father- in- law, saying, I am with child by the man whose these things are; and she said, See whose is this ring and bracelet and staff.
    3826And Judas knew them, and said, Thamar is cleared rather than I, forasmuch as I gave her not to Selom my son: and he knew her not again.
    3827And it came to pass when she was in labour, that she also had twins in her womb.
    3828And it came to pass as she was bringing forth, one thrust forth his hand, and the midwife having taken hold of it, bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This one shall come out first.
    3829And when he drew back his hand, then immediately came forth his brother; and she said, Why has the barrier been cut through because of you? and she called his name, Phares.
    3830And after this came forth his brother, on whose hand was the scarlet thread; and she called his name, Zara.
    3901And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Petephres the eunuch of Pharao, thecaptain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ismaelites, who brought him down there.
    3902And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house with his lord the Egyptian.
    3903And his master knew that the Lord was with him, and the Lord prospers in his hands whatever he happens to do.
    3904And Joseph found grace in the presence of his lord, and was well- pleasing to him; and he set him over his house, and all that he had he gave into the hand of Joseph.
    3905And it came to pass after that he was set over his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the house of the Egyptian for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the Lord was on all his possessions in the house, and in his field.
    3906And he committed all that he had into the hands of Joseph; and he knew not of anything that belonged to him, save the bread which he himself ate. And Joseph was handsome in form, and exceedingly beautiful in countenance.
    3907And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph, and said, Lie with me.
    3908But he would not; but said to his master's wife, If because of me my master knows nothing in his house, and has given into my hands all things that belong to him:
    3909and in this house there is nothing above me, nor has anything been kept back from me, but you, because you are his wife- how then shall I do this wicked thing, and sin against God?
    3910And when she talked with Joseph day by day, and he listened not to her to sleep with her, so as to be with her,
    3911it came to pass on a certain day, that Joseph went into the house to do his business, and there was no one of the household within.
    3912And she caught hold of him by his clothes, and said, Lie with me; and having left his clothes in her hands, he fled, and went forth.
    3913And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his clothes in her hands, and fled, and gone forth,
    3914that she called those that were in the house, and spoke to them, saying, See, he has brought in to us a Hebrew servant to mock us- he came in to me, saying, Lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice.
    3915And when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, having left his clothes with me, he fled, and went forth out.
    3916So she leaves the clothes by her, until the master came to his house.
    3917And she spoke to him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, whom you brought in to us, came in to me to mock me, and said to me, I will lie with you.
    3918And when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, having left his clothes with me, he fled and departed forth.
    3919And it came to pass, when his master heard all the words of his wife, that she spoke to him, saying, Thus did your servant to me, that he was very angry.
    3920And his master took Joseph, and cast him into the prison, into the place where the king's prisoners are kept, there in the prison.
    3921And the Lord was with Joseph, and poured down mercy upon him; and he gave him favour in the sight of the chief keeper of the prison.
    3922And the chief keeper of the prison gave the prison into the hand of Joseph, and all the prisoners as many as were in the prison; and all things whatever they do there, he did them.
    3923Because of him the chief keeper of the prison knew nothing, for all things were in the hand of Joseph, because the Lord was with him; and whatever things he did, the Lord made them to prosper in his hands.
    4001And it came to pass after these things, that the chief cupbearer of the king of Egypt and the chief baker trespassed against their lord the king of Egypt.
    4002And Pharao was angry with his two eunuchs, with his chief cupbearer, and with his chief baker.
    4003And he put them in ward, into the prison, into the place whereinto Joseph had been led.
    4004And the chief keeper of the prison committed them to Joseph, and he stood by them; and they were some days in the prison.
    4005And they both had a dream in one night; and the vision of the dream of the chief cupbearer and chief baker, who belonged to the king of Egypt, who were in the prison, was this.
    4006Joseph went in to them in the morning, and saw them, and they had been troubled.
    4007And he asked the eunuchs of Pharao who were with him in the prison with his master, saying, Why is it that your countenances are sad today?
    4008And they said to him, We have seen a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them, Is not the interpretation of them through god? tell them than to me.
    4009And the chief cupbearer related his dream to Joseph, and said, In my dream a vine was before me.
    4010And in the vine were three stems; and it budding shot forth blossoms; the clusters of grapes were ripe.
    4011And the cup of Pharao was in my hand; and I took the bunch of grapes, and squeezed it into the cup, and gave the cup into Pharao's hand.
    4012And Joseph said to him, This is the interpretation of it. The three stems are three days.
    4013Yet three days and Pharao shall remember your office, and he shall restore you to your place of chief cupbearer, and you shall give the cup of Pharao into his hand, according to your former high place, as you were wont to be cupbearer.
    4014But remember me of yourself, when it shall be well with you, and you shall deal mercifully with me, and you shall make mention of me to Pharao, and you shall bring me forth out of this dungeon.
    4015For surely I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews, and here I have done nothing, but they have cast me into this pit.
    4016And the chief baker saw that he interpreted aright; and he said to Joseph, I also saw a dream, and I thought I took up on my head three baskets of mealy food.
    4017And in the upper basket there was the work of the baker of every kind which Pharao eats; and the fowls of the air ate them out of the basket that was on my head.
    4018And Joseph answered and said to him, This is the interpretation of it; The three baskets are three days.
    4019Yet three days, and Pharao shall take away your head from off you, and shall hang you on a tree, and the birds of the sky shall eat your flesh from off you.
    4020And it came to pass on the third day that it was Pharao's birth- day, and he made a banquet for all his servants, and he remembered the office of the cupbearer and the office of the baker in the midst of his servants.
    4021And he restored the chief cupbearer to his office, and he gave the cup into Pharao's hand.
    4022And he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph, interpreted to them.
    4023Yet did not the chief cupbearer remember Joseph, but forgot him.
    4101And it came to pass after two full years that Pharao had a dream. He thought he stood upon the bank of the river.
    4102And behold, there came up as it were out of the river seven cows, fair in appearance, and choice of flesh, and they fed on the sedge.
    4103And other seven cows came up after these out of the river, ill- favoured and lean- fleshed, and fed by the other cows on the bank of the river.
    4104And the seven ill- favoured and lean cows devoured the seven well- favoured and choice- fleshed cows; and Pharao awoke.
    4105And he dreamt again. And, behold, seven ears came up on one stalk, choice and good.
    4106And, behold, seven ears thin and blasted with the wind, grew up after them.
    4107And the seven thin ears and blasted with the wind devoured the seven choice and full ears; and Pharao awoke, and it was a dream.
    4108And it was morning, and his soul was troubled; and he sent and called all the interpreters of Egypt, and all her wise men; and Pharao related to them his dream, and there was no one to interpret it to Pharao.
    4109And the chief cupbearer spoke to Pharao, saying, I this day remember my fault:
    4110Pharao was angry with his servants, and put us in prison in the house of the captain of the guard, both me and the chief baker.
    4111And we had a dream both in one night, I and he; we saw, each according to his dream.
    4112And there was there with us a young man, a Hebrew servant of the captain of the guard; and we related to him our dreams, and he interpreted them to us.
    4113And it came to pass, as he interpreted them to us, so also it happened, both that I was restored to my office, and that he was hanged.
    4114And Pharao having sent, called Joseph; and they brought him out from the prison, and shaved him, and changed his dress, and he came to Pharao.
    4115And Pharao said to Joseph, I have seen a vision, and there is no one to interpret it; but I have heard say concerning you that you did hear dreams and interpret them.
    4116And Joseph answered Pharao and said, Without God an answer of safety shall not be given to Pharao.
    4117And Pharao spoke to Joseph, saying, In my dream I thought I stood by the bank of the river;
    4118and there came up as it were out of the river, seven cows well- favoured and choice- fleshed, and they fed on the sedge.
    4119And behold seven other cows came up after them out of the river, evil and ill- favoured and lean- fleshed, such that I never saw worse in all the land of Egypt.
    4120And the seven ill- favoured and thin cows ate up the seven first good and choice cows.
    4121And they went into their bellies; and it was not perceptible that they had gone into their bellies, and their appearance was ill- favoured, as also at the beginning; and after I awoke I slept,
    4122and saw again in my sleep, and as it were seven ears came up on one stem, full and good.
    4123And other seven ears, thin and blasted with the wind, sprang up close to them.
    4124And the seven thin and blasted ears devoured the seven fine and full ears: so I spoke to the interpreters, and there was no one to explain it to me.
    4125And Joseph said to Pharao, The dream of Pharao is one; whatever God does, he has shown to Pharao.
    4126The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good ears are seven years; the dream of Pharao is one.
    4127And the seven thin kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven thin and blasted ears are seven years; there shall be seven years of famine.
    4128And as for the word which I have told Pharao, whatever God intends to do, he has shown to Pharao:
    4129behold, for seven years there is coming great plenty in all the land of Egypt.
    4130But there shall come seven years of famine after these, and they shall forget the plenty that shall be in all Egypt, and the famine shall consume the land.
    4131And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of the famine that shall be after this, for it shall be very grievous.
    4132And concerning the repetition of the dream to Pharao twice, it is because the saying which is from God shall be true, and God will hasten to accomplish it.
    4133Now then, look out a wise and prudent man, and set him over the land of Egypt.
    4134And let Pharao make and appoint local governors over the land; and let them take up a fifth part of all the produce of the land of Egypt for the seven years of the plenty.
    4135And let them gather all the food of these seven good years that are coming, and let the corn be gathered under the hand of Pharao; let food be kept in the cities.
    4136And the stored food shall be for the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; and the land shall not be utterly destroyed by the famine.
    4137And the word was pleasing in the sight of Pharao, and in the sight of all his servants.
    4138And Pharao said to all his servants, Shall we find such a man as this, who has the Spirit of God in him?
    4139And Pharao said to Joseph, Since God has showed you all these things, there is not a wiser or more prudent man than you.
    4140You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be obedient to your word; only in the throne will I excel you.
    4141And Pharao said to Joseph, Behold, I set you this day over all the land of Egypt.
    4142And Pharao took his ring off his hand, and put it on the hand of Joseph, and put on him a robe of fine linen, and put a necklace of gold about his neck.
    4143And he mounted him on the second of his chariots, and a herald made proclamation before him; and he set him over all the land of Egypt.
    4144And Pharao said to Joseph, I am Pharao; without you no one shall lift up his hand on all the land of Egypt.
    4145And Pharao called the name of Joseph, Psonthomphanech; and he gave him Aseneth, the daughter of Petephres, priest of Heliopolis, to wife.
    4146And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharao, king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharao, and went through all the land of Egypt.
    4147And the land produced, in the seven years of plenty, whole handfuls of corn.
    4148And he gathered all the food of the seven years, in which was the plenty in the land of Egypt; and he laid up the food in the cities; the food of the fields of a city round about it he laid up in it.
    4149And Joseph gathered very much corn as the sand of the sea, until it could not be numbered, for there was no number of it.
    4150And to Joseph were born two sons, before the seven years of famine came, which Aseneth, the daughter of Petephres, priest of Heliopolis, bore to him.
    4151And Joseph called the name of the firstborn, Manasse; for God, said he, has made me forget all my toils, and all my father's house.
    4152And he called the name of the second, Ephraim; for God, said he, has increased me in the land of my humiliation.
    4153And the seven years of plenty passed away, which were in the land of Egypt.
    4154And the seven years of famine began to come, as Joseph said; and there was a famine in all the land; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
    4155And all the land of Egypt was hungry; and the people cried to Pharao for bread. And Pharao said to all the Egyptians, Go to Joseph, and do whatever he shall tell you.
    4156And the famine was on the face of all the earth; and Joseph opened all the granaries, and sold to all the Egyptians.
    4157And all countries came to Egypt to buy of Joseph, for the famine prevailed in all the earth.
    4201And Jacob having seen that there was a sale of corn in Egypt, said to his sons, Why are you indolent?
    4202Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt; go down there, and buy for us a little food, that we may live, and not die.
    4203And the ten brethren of Joseph went down to buy corn out of Egypt.
    4204But Jacob sent not Benjamin, the brother of Joseph, with his brethren; for he said, Lest, haply, disease befall him.
    4205And the sons of Israel came to buy with those that came, for the famine was in the land of Chanaan.
    4206And Joseph was ruler of the land; he sold to all the people of the land. And the brethren of Joseph, having come, did reverence to him, bowing with the face to the ground.
    4207And when Joseph saw his brethren, he knew them, and estranged himself from them, and spoke hard words to them; and said to them, Whence are you come? And they said, Out of the land of Chanaan, to buy food.
    4208And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
    4209And Joseph remembered his dream, which he saw; and he said to them, You are spies; to observe the marks of the land are you come.
    4210But they said, Nay, Sir, we your servants are come to buy food;
    4211we are all sons of one man; we are peaceful, your servants are not spies.
    4212And he said to them, Nay, but you are come to observe the marks of the land.
    4213And they said, We your servants are twelve brethren, in the land of Chanaan; and, behold, the youngest is with our father today, but the other one is not.
    4214And Joseph said to them, This is it that I spoke to you, saying, you are spies;
    4215herein shall you be manifested; by the health of Pharao, you shall not depart hence, unless your younger brother come here.
    4216Send one of you, and take your brother; and go you to prison, till your words be clear, whether you speak the truth or not; but, if not, by the health of Pharao, verily you are spies.
    4217And he put them in prison three days.
    4218And he said to them on the third day, This do, and you shall live, for I fear God.
    4219If you be peaceful, let one of your brethren be detained in prison; but go you°, and carry back the corn you have purchased.
    4220And bring your younger brother to me, and your words shall be believed; but, if not, you shall die. And they did so.
    4221And each said to his brother, Yes, indeed, for we are in fault concerning our brother, when we disregarded the anguish of his soul, when he implored us, and we listened not to him; and therefore has this affliction come upon us.
    4222And Ruben answered them, saying, Did I not speak to you, saying, Hurt not the boy, and you heard me not? and, behold, his blood is required.
    4223But they knew not that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them.
    4224And Joseph turned away from them, and wept; and again he came to them, and spoke to them; and he took Symeon from them, and bound him before their eyes.
    4225And Joseph gave orders to fill their vessels with corn, and to return their money to each into his sack, and to give them provision for the way; and it was so done to them.
    4226And having put the corn on the asses, they departed thence.
    4227And one having opened his sack to give his asses fodder, at the place where they rested, saw also his bundle of money, for it was on the mouth of his sack.
    4228And he said to his brethren, My money has been restored to me, and behold this is in my sack. And their heart was wonder- struck, and they were troubled, saying one to another, What is this that God has done to us?
    4229And they came to their father, Jacob, into the land of Chanaan, and reported to him all that had happened to them, saying,
    4230The man, the lord of the land, spoke harsh words to us, and put us in prison as spies of the land.
    4231And we said to him, We are men of peace, we are not spies.
    4232We are twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is with his father today in the land of Chanaan.
    4233And the man, the lord of the land, said to us, Herein shall I know that you are peaceful; leave one brother here with me, and having taken the corn you have purchased for your family, depart.
    4234And bring to me your younger brother; then I shall know that you are not spies, but that you are men of peace: and I will restore you your brother, and you shall trade in the land.
    4235And it came to pass as they were emptying their sacks, there was each man's bundle of money in his sack; and they and their father saw their bundles of money, and they were afraid.
    4236And their father Jacob said to them, You have bereaved me. Joseph is not, Symeon is not, and will you take Benjamin? all these things have come upon me.
    4237And Ruben spoke to his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to you; give him into my hand, and I will bring him back to you.
    4238But he said, My son shall not go down with you, because his brother is dead, and he only has been left; and suppose it shall come to pass that he is afflicted by the way by which you go, then you shall bring down my old age with sorrow to Hades.
    4301But the famine prevailed in the land.
    4302And it came to pass, when they had finished eating the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, that their father said to them, Go again; buy us a little food.
    4303And Judas spoke to him, saying, The man, the lord of the country, positively testified to us, saying, You shall not see my face, unless your younger brother be with you.
    4304If, then, you send our brother with us, we will go down, and buy you food;
    4305but if you send not our brother with us, we will not go: for the man spoke to us, saying, You shall not see my face, unless your younger brother be with you.
    4306And Israel said, Why did you harm me, inasmuch as you told the man that you had a brother?
    4307And they said, The man closely questioned us about our family also, saying, Does your father yet live, and have you a brother? and we answered him according to this question: did we know that he would say to us, Bring your brother?
    4308And Judas said to his father Israel, Send the boy with me, and we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, both we and you, and our store.
    4309And I engage for him; at my hand do you require him; if I bring him not to you, and place him before you, I shall be guilty towards you for ever.
    4310For if we had not tarried, we should now have returned twice.
    4311And Israel, their father, said to them, If it be so, do this; take of the fruits of the earth in your vessels, and carry down to the man presents of gum and honey, and frankincense, and stacte, and turpentine, and walnuts.
    4312And take double money in your hands, and the money that was returned in your sacks, carry back with you, lest perhaps it is a mistake.
    4313And take your brother; and arise, go down to the man.
    4314And my God give you favour in the sight of the man, and send away your other brother, and Benjamin, for I accordingly as I have been bereaved, am bereaved.
    4315And the men having taken these presents, and the double money, took in their hands also Benjamin; and they rose up and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
    4316And Joseph saw them and his brother Benjamin, born of the same mother; and he said to the steward of his household, Bring the men into the house, and kill beasts and make ready, for the men are to eat bread with me at noon.
    4317And the man did as Joseph said; and he brought the men into the house of Joseph.
    4318And the men, when they perceived that they were brought into the house of Joseph, said, We are brought in because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first; even in order to inform against us, and lay it to our charge; to take us for servants, and our asses.
    4319And having approached the man who was over the house of Joseph, they spoke to him in the porch of the house,
    4320saying, We pray you, Sir; we came down at first to buy food.
    4321And it came to pass, when we came to unlade, and opened our sacks, there was also this money of each in his sack; we have now brought back our money by weight in our hands.
    4322And we have brought other money with us to buy food; we know not who put the money into our sacks.
    4323And he said to them, God deal mercifully with you; be not afraid; your God, and the God of your fathers, has given you treasures in your sacks, and I have enough of your good money. And he brought Symeon out to them.
    4324And he brought water to wash their feet; and gave provender to their asses.
    4325And they prepared their gifts, until Joseph came at noon, for they heard that he was going to dine there.
    4326And Joseph entered into the house, and they brought him the gifts which they had in their hands, into the house; and they did him reverence with their face to the ground.
    4327And he asked them, How are you°? and he said to them, Is your father, the old man of whom you spoke, well? Does he yet live?
    4328And they said, Your servant our father is well; he is yet alive. And he said, Blessed be that man by God; - and they bowed, and did him reverence.
    4329And Joseph lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, born of the same mother; and he said, Is this your younger brother, whom you spoke of bringing to me? and he said, God have mercy on you, my son.
    4330And Joseph was troubled, for his bowels yearned over his brother, and he sought to weep; and he went into his chamber, and wept there.
    4331And he washed his face and came out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.
    4332And they set on bread for him alone, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians feasting with him by themselves, for the Egyptians could not eat bread with the Hebrews, for it is an abomination to the Egyptians.
    4333And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his seniority, and the younger according to his youth; and the men looked with amazement every one at his brother.
    4334And they took their portions from him to themselves; but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as the portions of the others. And they drank and were filled with drink with him.
    4401And Joseph charged the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put the money of each in the mouth of his sack.
    4402And put my silver cup into the sack of the youngest, and the price of his corn. And it was done according to the word of Joseph, as he said.
    4403The morning dawned, and the men were sent away, they and their asses.
    4404And when they had gone out of the city, and were not far off, then Joseph said to his steward, Arise, and pursue after the men; and you shall overtake them, and say to them, Why have you returned evil for good?
    4405Why have you stolen my silver cup? is it not this out of which my lord drinks? and he divines augury with it; you have accomplished evil in that which you have done.
    4406And he found them, and spoke to them according to these words.
    4407And they said to him, Why does our lord speak according to these words? far be it from your servants to do according to this word.
    4408If we brought back to you out of the land of Chanaan the money which we found in our sacks, how should we steal silver or gold out of the house of your lord?
    4409With whoever of your servants you shall find the cup, let him die; and, moreover, we will be servants to our lord.
    4410And he said, Now then it shall be as you say; with whoever the cup shall be found, he shall be my servant, and you shall be clear.
    4411And they hasted, and took down every man his sack on the ground, and they opened every man his sack.
    4412And he searched, beginning from the oldest, until he came to the youngest; and he found the cup in Benjamin's sack.
    4413And they tore their garments, and laid each man his sack on his ass, and returned to the city.
    4414And Judas and his brethren came in to Joseph, while he was yet there, and fell on the ground before him.
    4415And Joseph said to them, What is this thing that you have done? know you not that a man such as I can surely divine?
    4416And Judas said, What shall we answer to our lord, or what shall we say, or wherein should we be justified? whereas God has discovered the unrighteousness of your servants; behold, we are slaves to our lord, both we and he with whom the cup has been found.
    4417And Joseph said, Far be it from me to do this thing; the man with whom the cup has been found, he shall be my servant; but do you go up with safety to your father.
    4418And Judas drew near him, and said, I pray, Sir, let your servant speak a word before you, and be not angry with your servant, for you are next to Pharao.
    4419Sir, you asked your servants, saying, Have you a father or a brother?
    4420And we said to my lord, We have a father, an old man, and he has a son of his old age, a young one, and his brother is dead, and he alone has been left behind to his mother, and his father loves him.
    4421And you said to they servants, Bring him down to me, and I will take care of him.
    4422And we said to my lord, The child will not be able to leave his father; but if he should leave his father, he will die.
    4423But you said to they servants, Except your younger brother come down with you, you shall not see my face again.
    4424And it came to pass, when we went up to your servant our father, we reported to him the words of our lord.
    4425And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.
    4426And we said, We shall not be able to go down; but if our younger brother go down with us, we will go down; for we shall not be able to see the man's face, our younger brother not being with us.
    4427And your servant our father said to us, You know that my wife bore me two sons;
    4428and one is departed from me; and you said that he was devoured of wild beasts, and I have not seen him until now.
    4429If then you take this one also from my presence, and an affliction happen to him by the way, then shall you bring down my old age with sorrow to the grave.
    4430Now then, if I should go in to they servant, and our father, and the boy should not be with us, (and his life depends on this lad's life)
    4431it shall even come to pass, when he sees the boy is not with us, that he will die, and your servants will bring down the old age of your servant, and our father, with sorrow to the grave.
    4432For your servant has received the boy in charge from his father, saying, If I bring him not to you, and place him before you, I shall be guilty towards my father for ever.
    4433Now then I will remain a servant with you instead of the lad, a domestic of my lord; but let the lad go up with his brethren.
    4434For how shall I go up to my father, the lad not being with us? lest I behold the evils which will befall my father.
    4501And Joseph could not refrain himself when all were standing by him, but said, Dismiss all from me; and no one stood near Joseph, when he made himself known to his brethren.
    4502And he uttered his voice with weeping; and all the Egyptians heard, and it was reported to the house of Pharao.
    4503And Joseph said to his brethren, I am Joseph; does my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him, for they were troubled.
    4504And Joseph said to his brethren, Draw near to me; and they drew near; and he said, I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt.
    4505Now then be not grieved, and let it not seem hard to you that you sold me hither, for God sent me before you for life.
    4506For this second year there is famine on the earth, and there are yet five years remaining, in which there is to be neither ploughing, nor mowing.
    4507For God sent me before you, that there might be left to you a remnant upon the earth, even to nourish a great remnant of you.
    4508Now then you did not send me hither, but God; and he has made me as a father of Pharao, and lord of all his house, and ruler of all the land of Egypt.
    4509Hasten, therefore, and go up to my father, and say to him, These things says your son Joseph; God has made me lord of all the land of Egypt; come down therefore to me, and wait not.
    4510And you shall dwell in the land of Gesem of Arabia; and you shall be near me, you and your sons, and your sons' sons, your sheep and your oxen, and whatever things are your.
    4511And I will nourish you there: for the famine is yet for five years; lest you be consumed, and your sons, and all your possessions.
    4512Behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaks to you.
    4513Report, therefore, to my father all my glory in Egypt, and all things that you have seen, and make haste and bring down my father hither.
    4514And he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept on him; and Benjamin wept on his neck.
    4515And he kissed all his brethren, and wept on them; and after these things his brethren spoke to him.
    4516And the report was carried into the house of Pharao, saying, Joseph's brethren are come; and Pharao was glad, and his household.
    4517And Pharao said to Joseph, Say to your brethren, Do this; fill your waggons, and depart into the land of Chanaan.
    4518And take up your father, and your possessions, and come to me; and I will give you of all the goods of Egypt, and you shall eat the marrow of the land.
    4519And do you charge them thus; that they should take for them waggons out of the land of Egypt, for your little ones, and for your wives; and take up your father, and come.
    4520And be not sparing in regard to your property, for all the good of Egypt shall be yours.
    4521And the children of Israel did so; and Joseph gave to them waggons, according to the words spoken by king Pharao; and he gave them provision for the journey.
    4522And he gave to them all two sets of raiment apiece; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of gold, and five changes of raiment.
    4523And to his father he sent presents at the same rate, and ten asses, bearing some of all the good things of Egypt, and ten mules, bearing bread for his father for your journey.
    4524And he sent away his brethren, and they went; and he said to them, Be not angry by the way.
    4525And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Chanaan, to Jacob their father.
    4526And they reported to him, saying, Your son Joseph is living, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt; and Jacob was amazed, for he did not believe them.
    4527But they spoke to him all the words uttered by Joseph, whatever he said to them; and having seen the chariots which Joseph sent to take him up, the spirit of Jacob their father revived.
    4528And Israel said, It is a great thing for me if Joseph my son is yet alive. I will go and see him before I die.
    4601And Israel departed, he and all that he had, and came to the well of the oath; and he offered sacrifice to the God of his father Isaac.
    4602And God spoke to Israel in a night vision, saying, Jacob, Jacob; and he said, What is it?
    4603And he says to him, I am the God of your fathers; fear not to go down into Egypt, for I will make you there a great nation.
    4604And I will go down with you into Egypt, and I will bring you up at the end; and Joseph shall put his hands on your eyes.
    4605And Jacob rose up from the well of the oath; and the sons of Israel took up their father, and the baggage, and their wives on the waggons, which Joseph sent to take them.
    4606And they took up their goods, and all their property, which they had gotten in the land of Chanaan; they came into the land of Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him.
    4607The sons, and the sons of his sons with him; his daughters, and the daughters of his daughters; and he brought all his seed into Egypt.
    4608And these are the names of the sons of Israel that went into Egypt with their father Jacob- Jacob and his sons. The firstborn of Jacob, Ruben.
    4609And the sons of Ruben; Enoch, and Phallus, Asron, and Charmi.
    4610and the sons of Symeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Aod, and Achin, and Saar, and Saul, the son of a Chananitish woman.
    4611And the sons of Levi; Gerson, Cath, and Merari.
    4612And the sons of Judas; Er, and Aunan, and Selom, and Phares, and Zara: and Er and Aunan died in the land of Chanaan.
    4613And the sons of Phares were Esron, and Jemuel. And the sons of Issachar; Thola, and Phua, and Asum, and Sambran.
    4614And the sons of Zabulun, Sered, and Allon, and Achoel.
    4615These are the sons of Lea, which she bore to Jacob in Mesopotamia of Syria, and Dina his daughter; all the souls, sons and daughters, thirty- three.
    4616And the sons of Gad; Saphon, and Angis, and Sannis, and Thasoban, and Aedis, and Aroedis, and Areelis.
    4617And the sons of Aser; Jemna, Jessua, and Jeul, and Baria, and Sara their sister. And the sons of Baria; Chobor, and Melchiil.
    4618These are the sons of Zelpha, which Laban gave to his daughter Lea, who bore these to Jacob, sixteen souls.
    4619And the sons of Rachel, the wife of Jacob; Joseph, and Benjamin.
    4620And there were sons born to Joseph in the land of Egypt, whom Aseneth, the daughter of Petephres, priest of Heliopolis, bore to him, even Manasses and Ephraim. And there were sons born to Manasses, which the Syrian concubine bore to him, even Machir. And Machir begot Galaad. And the sons of Ephraim, the brother of Manasses; Sutalaam, and Taam. And the sons of Sutalaam; Edom.
    4621and the sons of Benjamin; Bala, and Bochor, and Asbel. And the sons of Bala were Gera, and Noeman, and Anchis, and Ros, and Mamphim. And Gera begot Arad.
    4622These are the sons of Rachel, which she bore to Jacob; all the souls eighteen.
    4623And the sons of Dan; Asom.
    4624And the sons of Nephthalim; Asiel, and Goni, and Issaar, and Sollem.
    4625These are the sons of Balla, whom Laban gave to his daughter Rachel, who bore these to Jacob; all the souls, seven.
    4626And all the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, who came out of his loins, besides the wives of the sons of Jacob, even all the souls were sixty- six.
    4627And the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in the land of Egypt, were nine souls; all the souls of the house of Jacob who came with Joseph into Egypt, were seventy- five souls.
    4628And he sent Judas before him to Joseph, to meet him to the city of Heroes, into the land of Ramesses.
    4629And Joseph having made ready his chariots, went up to meet Israel his father, at the city of Heroes; and having appeared to him, fell on his neck, and wept with abundant weeping.
    4630And Israel said to Joseph, After this I will gladly die, since I have seen your face, for you are yet living.
    4631And Joseph said to his brethren, I will go up and tell Pharao, and will say to him, My brethren, and my father's house, who were in the land of Chanaan, are come to me.
    4632And the men are shepherds; for they have been feeders of cattle, and they have brought with them their cattle, and their kine, and all their property.
    4633If then Pharao call you, and say to you, What is you occupation?
    4634You shall say, We your servants are herdsmen from our youth until now, both we and our fathers: that you may dwell in the land of Gesem of Arabia, for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.
    4701And Joseph came and told Pharao, saying, My father, and my brethren, and their cattle, and their oxen, and all their possessions, are come out of the land of Chanaan, and behold, they are in the land of Gesem.
    4702And he took of his brethren five men, and set them before Pharao.
    4703And Pharao said to the brethren of Joseph, What is your occupation? and they said to Pharao, Your servants are shepherds, both we and our father.
    4704And they said to Pharao, We are come to sojourn in the land, for there is no pasture for the flocks of your servants, for the famine has prevailed in the land of Chanaan; now then, we will dwell in the land of Gesem. And Pharao said to Joseph, Let them dwell in the land of Gesem; and if you know that there are amongst them able men, make them overseers of my cattle. So Jacob and his sons came into Egypt, to Joseph; and Pharao, king of Egypt, heard of it.
    4705And Pharao spoke to Joseph, saying, Your father, and your brethren, are come to you.
    4706Behold, the land of Egypt is before you; settle your father and your brethren in the best land.
    4707And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharao; and Jacob blessed Pharao.
    4708And Pharao said to Jacob, How many are the years of the days of your life?
    4709And Jacob said to Pharao, The days of the years of my life, wherein I sojourn, are a hundred and thirty years; few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, they have not attained to the days of the life of my fathers, in which days they sojourned.
    4710And Jacob blessed Pharao, and departed from him.
    4711And Joseph settled his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best land, in the land of Ramesses, as Pharao commanded.
    4712And Joseph gave provision to his father, and his brethren, and to all the house of his father, corn for each person.
    4713And there was no corn in all the land, for the famine prevailed greatly; and the land of Egypt, and the land of Chanaan, fainted for the famine.
    4714And Joseph gathered all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and the land of Chanaan, in return for the corn which they bought, and he distributed corn to them; and Joseph brought all the money into the house of Pharao.
    4715And all the money failed out of the land of Egypt, and out of the land of Chanaan; and all the Egyptians came to Joseph, saying, Give us bread, and why do we die in your presence? for our money is spent.
    4716And Joseph said to them, Bring your cattle, and I will give you bread for your cattle, if your money is spent.
    4717And they brought their cattle to Joseph; and Joseph gave them bread in return for their horses, and for their sheep, and for their oxen, and for their asses; and Joseph maintained them with bread for all their cattle in that year.
    4718And that year passed, and they came to him in the second year, and said to him, Must we then be consumed from before our lord? for if our money has failed, and our possessions, and our cattle, brought to you our lord, and there has not been left to us before our lord more than our own bodies and our land, we are indeed destitute.
    4719In order, then, that we die not before you, and the land be made desolate, buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants to Pharao: give seed that we may sow, and live and not die, so our land shall not be made desolate.
    4720And Joseph bought all the land of the Egyptians, for Pharao; for the Egyptians sold their land to Pharao; for the famine prevailed against them, and the land became Pharao's.
    4721And he brought the people into bondage to him, for servants, from one extremity of Egypt to the other,
    4722except only the land of the priests; Joseph bought not this, for Pharao gave a portion in the way of gift to the priests; and they ate their portion which Pharao gave them; therefore they sold not their land.
    4723And Joseph said to all the Egyptians, Behold, I have bought you and your land this day for Pharao; take seed for you, and sow the land.
    4724And there shall be the fruits of it; and you shall give the fifth part to Pharao, and the four remaining parts shall be for yourselves, for seed for the earth, and for food for you, and all that are in your houses.
    4725And they said, You have saved us; we have found favour before our lord, and we will be servants to Pharao.
    4726And Joseph appointed it to them for an ordinance until this day; to reserve a fifth part for Pharao, on the land of Egypt, except only the land of the priests, that was not Pharao's.
    4727And Israel lived in Egypt, in the land of Gesem, and they gained an inheritance upon it; and they increased and multiplied very greatly.
    4728And Jacob survived seventeen years in the land of Egypt; and Jacob's days of the years of his life were a hundred and forty- seven years.
    4729and the days of Israel drew near for him to die: and he called his son Joseph, and said to him, If I have found favour before you, put your hand under my thigh, and you shall execute mercy and truth towards me, so as not to bury me in Egypt.
    4730But I will sleep with my fathers, and you shall carry me up out of Egypt, and bury me in their sepulchre. And he said, I will do according to your word.
    4731And he said, Swear to me; and he swore to him. And Israel did reverence, leaning on the top of his staff.
    4801And it came to pass after these things, that it was reported to Joseph, Behold, your father is ill; and, having taken his two sons, Manasse and Ephraim, he came to Jacob.
    4802And it was reported to Jacob, saying, Behold, your son Joseph comes to you; and Israel having strengthened himself, sat upon the bed.
    4803And Jacob said to Joseph, My God appeared to me in Luza, in the land of Chanaan, and blessed me,
    4804and said to me, Behold, I will increase you, and multiply you, and will make of you multitudes of nations; and I will give this land to you, and to your seed after you, for an everlasting possession.
    4805Now then your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt, before I came to you into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasse, as Ruben and Symeon they shall be mine.
    4806And the children which you shall beget hereafter, shall be in the name of their brethren; they shall be named after their inheritances.
    4807And as for me, when I came out of Mesopotamia of Syria, Rachel, your mother, died in the land of Chanaan, as I drew night to the horse- course of Chabratha of the land of Chanaan, so as to come to Ephratha; and I buried her in the road of the course; this is Bethlehem.
    4808And when Israel saw the sons of Joseph, he said, Who are these to you?
    4809And Joseph said to his father, They are my sons, whom God gave me here; and Jacob said, Bring me them, that I may bless them.
    4810Now the eyes of Israel were dim through age, and he could not see; and he brought them near to him, and he kissed them, and embraced them.
    4811And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I have not been deprived of seeing your face, and behold! God has showed me your seed also.
    4812And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and they did reverence to him, with their face to the ground.
    4813And Joseph took his two sons, both Ephraim in his right hand, but on the left of Israel, and Manasse on his left hand, but on the right of Israel, and brought them near to him.
    4814But Israel having stretched out his right hand, laid it on the head of Ephraim, and he was the younger; and his left hand on the head of Manasse, guiding his hands crosswise.
    4815And he blessed them and said, The God in whose sight my fathers were well pleasing, even Abraam and Isaac, the God who continues to feed me from my youth until this day;
    4816the angel who delivers me from all evils, bless these boys, and my name shall be called upon them, and the name of my fathers, Abraam and Isaac; and let them be increased to a great multitude on the earth.
    4817And Joseph having seen that his father put his right hand on the head of Ephraim- it seemed grievous to him; and Joseph took hold of the hand of his father, to remove it from the head of Ephraim to the head of Manasse.
    4818And Joseph said to his father, Not so, father; for this is the firstborn; lay your right- hand upon his head.
    4819And he would not, but said, I know it, son, I know it; he also shall be a people, and he shall be exalted, but his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
    4820And he blessed them in that day, saying, In you shall Israel be blessed, saying, God make you as Ephraim and Manasse; and he set Ephraim before Manasse.
    4821And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die; and God shall be with you, and restore you to the land of your fathers.
    4822And I give to you Sicima, a select portion above your brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorites with my sword and bow.
    4901And Jacob called his sons, and said to them,
    4902Assemble yourselves, that I may tell you what shall happen to you in the last days. Gather yourselves together, and hear me, sons of Jacob; hear Israel, hear your father.
    4903Ruben, you are my firstborn, you my strength, and the first of my children, hard to be endured, hard and self- willed.
    4904You were insolent like water, burst not forth with violence, for you went up to the bed of your father; then you defiled the couch, whereupon you went up.
    4905Symeon and Levi, brethren, accomplished the injustice of their cutting off.
    4906Let not my soul come into their counsel, and let not mine inward parts contend in their conspiracy, for in their wrath they killed men, and in their passion they houghed a bull.
    4907Cursed be their wrath, for it was wilful, and their anger, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
    4908Juda, your brethren have praised you, and your hands shall be on the back of your enemies; your father's sons shall do you reverence.
    4909Juda is a lion's whelp: from the tender plant, my son, you are gone up, having couched you lie as a lion, and as a whelp; who shall stir him up?
    4910A ruler shall not fail from Juda, nor a prince from his loins, until there come the things stored up for him; and he is the expectation of nations.
    4911Binding his foal to the vine, and the foal of his ass to the branch of it, he shall wash his robe in wine, and his garment in the blood of the grape.
    4912His eyes shall be more cheering than wine, and his teeth whiter than milk.
    4913Zabulon shall dwell on the coast, and he shall be by a haven of ships, and shall extend to Sidon.
    4914Issachar has desired that which is good; resting between the inheritances.
    4915And having seen the resting place that it was good, and the land that it was fertile, he subjected his shoulder to labour, and became a husbandman.
    4916Dan shall judge his people, as one tribe too in Israel.
    4917And let Dan be a serpent in the way, besetting the path, biting the heel of the horse (and the rider shall fall backward),
    4918waiting for the salvation of the Lord.
    4919Gad, a plundering troop shall plunder him; but he shall plunder him, pursuing him closely.
    4920Aser, his bread shall be fat; and he shall yield dainties to princes.
    4921Nephthalim is a spreading stem, bestowing beauty on its fruit.
    4922Joseph is a son increased; my dearly loved son is increased; my youngest son, turn to me.
    4923Against whom men taking evil counsel reproached him, and the archers pressed hard upon him.
    4924But their bow and arrows were mightily consumed, and the sinews of their arms were slackened by the hand of the mighty one of Jacob; thence is he that strengthened Israel from the God of your father;
    4925and my God helped you, and he blessed you with the blessing of heaven from above, and the blessing of the earth possessing all things, because of the blessing of the breasts and of the womb,
    4926the blessings of your father and your mother- it has prevailed above the blessing of the lasting mountains, and beyond the blessings of the everlasting hills; they shall be upon the head of Joseph, and upon the head of the brothers of whom he took the lead.
    4927Benjamin, as a ravening wolf, shall eat still in the morning, and at evening he gives food.
    4928All these are the twelve sons of Jacob; and their father spoke these words to them, and he blessed them; he blessed each of them according to his blessing.
    4929And he said to them, I am added to my people; you shall bury me with my fathers in the cave, which is in the field of Ephron the Chettite,
    4930in the double cave which is opposite Mambre, in the land of Chanaan, the cave which Abraam bought of Ephron the Chettite, for a possession of a sepulchre.
    4931There they buried Abraam and Sarrha his wife; there they buried Isaac, and Rebecca his wife; there they buried Lea;
    4932in the portion of the field, and of the cave that was in it, purchased of the sons of Chet.
    4933And Jacob ceased giving charges to his sons; and having lifted up his feet on the bed, he died, and was gathered to his people.
    5001And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept on him, and kissed him.
    5002And Joseph commanded his servants the embalmers to embalm his father; and the embalmers embalmed Israel.
    5003And they fulfilled forty days for him, for so are the days of embalming numbered; and Egypt mourned for him seventy days.
    5004And when the days of mourning were past, Joseph spoke to the princes of Pharao, saying, If I have found favour in your sight, speak concerning me in the ears of Pharao, saying,
    5005My father adjured me, saying, In the sepulchre which I dug for myself in the land of Chanaan, there you shall bury me; now then I will go up and bury my father, and return again.
    5006And Pharao said to Joseph, Go up, bury your father, as he constrained you to swear.
    5007So Joseph went up to bury his father; and all the servants of Pharao went up with him, and the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt.
    5008And all the household of Joseph, and his brethren, and all the house of his father, and his kindred; and they left behind the sheep and the oxen in the land of Gesem.
    5009And there went up with him also chariots and horsemen; and there was a very great company.
    5010And they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan; and they bewailed him with a great and very sore lamentation; and he made a mourning for his father seven days.
    5011And the inhabitants of the land of Chanaan saw the mourning at the floor of Atad, and said, This is a great mourning to the Egyptians; therefore he called its name, The mourning of Egypt, which is beyond Jordan.
    5012And thus his sons did to him.
    5013So his sons carried him up into the land of Chanaan, and buried him in the double cave, which cave Abraam bought for possession of a burying place, of Ephrom the Chettite, before Mambre.
    5014And Joseph returned to Egypt, he and his brethren, and those that had gone up with him to bury his father.
    5015And when the brethren of Joseph saw that their father was dead, they said, Let us take heed, lest at any time Joseph remember evil against us, and recompense to us all the evils which we have done against him.
    5016And they came to Joseph, and said, Your father adjured us before his death, saying,
    5017Thus say you to Joseph, Forgive them their injustice and their sin, forasmuch as they have done you evil; and now pardon the injustice of the servants of the God of your father. And Joseph wept while they spoke to him.
    5018And they came to him and said, We, these persons, are your servants.
    5019And Joseph said to them, Fear not, for I am God's.
    5020You took counsel against me for evil, but God took counsel for me for good, that the matter might be as it is today, and much people might be fed.
    5021And he said to them, Fear not, I will maintain you, and your families: and he comforted them, and spoke kindly to them.
    5022And Joseph lived in Egypt, he and his brethren, and all the family of his father; and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years.
    5023And Joseph saw the children of Ephraim to the third generation; and the sons of Machir the son of Manasse were borne on the sides of Joseph.
    5024And Joseph spoke to his brethren, saying, I die, and God will surely visit you, and will bring you out of this land to the land concerning which God sware to our fathers, Abraam, Isaac, and Jacob.
    5025And Joseph adjured the sons of Israel, saying, At the visitation with which God shall visit you, then you shall carry up my bones hence with you.
    5026And Joseph died, aged an hundred and ten years; and they prepared his corpse, and put him in a coffin in Egypt.