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  • Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers


    Genesis

    101In the beginning God created heaven, and earth.
    102And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.
    103And God said: Be light made. And light was made.
    104And God saw the light that it was good; and he divided the light from the darkness.
    105And he called the light Day, and the darkness Night; and there was evening and morning one day.
    106And God said: Let there be a firmament made amidst the waters: and let it divide the waters from the waters.
    107And God made a firmament, and divided the waters that were under the firmament, from those that were above the firmament, and it was so.
    108And God called the firmament, Heaven; and the evening and morning were the second day.
    109God also said: Let the waters that are under the heaven, be gathered together into one place: and let the dry land appear. And it was so done.
    110And God called the dry land, Earth; and the gathering together of the waters, he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
    111And he said: Let the earth bring forth the green herb, and such as may seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its kind, which may have seed in itself upon the earth. And it was so done.
    112And the earth brought forth the green herb, and such as yieldeth seed according to its kind, and the tree that beareth fruit, having seed each one according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
    113And the evening and the morning were the third day.
    114And God said: Let there be lights made in the firmament of heaven, to divide the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years:
    115To shine in the firmament of heaven, and to give light upon the earth. And it was so done.
    116And God made two great lights: a greater light to rule the day; and a lesser light to rule the night: and the stars.
    117And he set them in the firmament of heaven to shine upon the earth.
    118And to rule the day and the night, and to divide the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
    119And the evening and morning were the fourth day.
    120God also said: Let the waters bring forth the creeping creature having life, and the fowl that may fly over the earth under the firmament of heaven.
    121And God created the great whales, and every living and moving creature, which the waters brought forth, according to their kinds, and every winged fowl according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
    122And he blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the waters of the sea: and let the birds be multiplied upon the earth.
    123And the evening and morning were the fifth day.
    124And God said: Let the earth bring forth the living creature in its kind, cattle and creeping things, and beasts of the earth, according to their kinds. And it was so done.
    125And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds, and cattle, and every thing that creepeth on the earth after its kind. And God saw that it was good.
    126And he said: Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let him have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth.
    127And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them.
    128And God blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that move upon the earth.
    129And God said: Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed upon the earth, and all trees that have in themselves seed of their own kind, to be your meat:
    130And to all beasts of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to all that move upon the earth, and wherein there is life, that they may have to feed upon. And it was so done.
    131And God saw all the things that he had made, and they were very good. And the evening and morning were the sixth day.
    201So the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the furniture of them.
    202And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made: and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done.
    203And he blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
    204These are the generations of the heaven and the earth, when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the heaven and the earth:
    205And every plant of the field before it sprung up in the earth, and every herb of the ground before it grew: for the Lord God had not rained upon the earth; and there was not a man to till the earth.
    206But a spring rose out of the earth, watering all the surface of the earth.
    207And the Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth: and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul.
    208And the Lord God had planted a paradise of pleasure from the beginning: wherein he placed man whom he had formed.
    209And the Lord God brought forth of the ground all manner of trees, fair to behold, and pleasant to eat of: the tree of life also in the midst of paradise: and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
    210And a river went out of the place of pleasure to water paradise, which from thence is divided into four heads.
    211The name of the one is Phison: that is it which compasseth all the land of Hevilath, where gold groweth.
    212And the gold of that land is very good: there is found bdellium, and the onyx stone.
    213And the name of the second river is Gehon: the same is it that compasseth all the land of Ethiopia.
    214And the name of the third river is Tigris: the same passeth along by the Assyrians. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
    215And the Lord God took man, and put him into the paradise of pleasure, to dress it, and to keep it.
    216And he commanded him, saying: Of every tree of paradise thou shalt eat:
    217But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat. For in what day soever thou shalt eat of it, thou shalt die the death.
    218And the Lord God said: It is not good for man to be alone: let us make him a help like unto himself.
    219And the Lord God having formed out of the ground all the beasts of the earth, and all the fowls of the air, brought them to Adam to see what he would call them: for whatsoever Adam called any living creature the same is its name.
    220And Adam called all the beasts by their names, and all the fowls of the air, and all the cattle of the field: but for Adam there was not found a helper like himself.
    221Then the Lord God cast a deep sleep upon Adam: and when he was fast asleep, he took one of his ribs, and filled up flesh for it.
    222And the Lord God built 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 man.
    224Wherefore a man shall leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be two in one flesh.
    225And they were both naked: to wit, Adam and his wife: and were not ashamed.
    301Now the serpent was more subtle than any of the beasts of the earth which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman: Why hath God commanded you, that you should not eat of every tree of paradise?
    302And the woman answered him, saying: Of the fruit of the trees that are in paradise we do eat:
    303But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of paradise, God hath commanded us that we should not eat; and that we should not touch it, lest perhaps we die.
    304And the serpent said to the woman: No, you shall not die the death.
    305For God doth know that in what day soever you shall eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened: and you shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil.
    306And the woman saw that the tree was good to eat, and fair to the eyes, and delightful to behold: and she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave to her husband who did eat.
    307And the eyes of them both were opened: and when they perceived themselves to be naked, they sewed together fig leaves, and made themselves aprons.
    308And when they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in paradise at the afternoon air, Adam and his wife hid themselves from the face of the Lord God, amidst the trees of paradise.
    309And the Lord God called Adam, and said to him: Where art thou?
    310And he said: I heard thy voice in paradise; and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.
    311And he said to him: And who hath told thee that thou wast naked, but that thou hast eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat?
    312And Adam said: The woman, whom thou gavest me to be my companion, gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
    313And the Lord God said to the woman: Why hast thou done this? And she answered: The serpent deceived me, and I did eat.
    314And the Lord God said to the serpent: Because thou hast done this thing, thou art cursed among all cattle, and beasts of the earth: upon thy breast shalt thou go, and earth shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.
    315I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.
    316To the woman also he said: I will multiply thy sorrows, and thy conceptions: in sorrow shalt thou bring forth children, and thou shalt be under thy husband's power, and he shall have dominion over thee.
    317And to Adam he said: Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat, cursed is the earth in thy work; with labour and toil shalt thou eat thereof all the days of thy life.
    318Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herbs of the earth.
    319In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread till thou return to the earth, out of which thou wast taken: for dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return.
    320And Adam called the name of his wife Eve: because she was the mother of all the living.
    321And the Lord God made for Adam and his wife, garments of skins, and clothed them.
    322And he said: Behold Adam is become as one of us, knowing good and evil: now, therefore, lest perhaps he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever.
    323And the Lord God sent him out of the paradise of pleasure, to till the earth from which he was taken.
    324And he cast out Adam; and placed before the paradise of pleasure Cherubims, and a flaming sword, turning every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
    401And Adam knew Eve his wife: who conceived and brought forth Cain, saying: I have gotten a man through God.
    402And again she brought forth his brother Abel. And Abel was a shepherd, and Cain a husbandman.
    403And it came to pass after many days, that Cain offered, of the fruits of the earth, gifts to the Lord.
    404Abel also offered of the firstlings of his flock, and of their fat: and the Lord had respect to Abel, and to his offerings.
    405But to Cain and his offerings he had no respect: and Cain was exceedingly angry, and his countenance fell.
    406And the Lord said to him: Why art thou angry? and why is thy countenance fallen?
    407If thou do well, shalt thou not receive? but if ill, shall not sin forthwith be present at the door? but the lust thereof shall be under thee, and thou shalt have dominion over it.
    408And Cain said to Abel his brother: Let us go forth abroad. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and slew him.
    409And the Lord said to Cain: Where is thy brother Abel? And he answered, I know not: am I my brother's keeper?
    410And he said to him: What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth to me from the earth.
    411Now, therefore, cursed shalt thou be upon the earth, which hath opened her mouth and received the blood of thy brother at thy hand.
    412When thou shalt till it, it shall not yield to thee its fruit: a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be upon the earth.
    413And Cain said to the Lord: My iniquity is greater than that I may deserve pardon.
    414Behold thou dost cast me out this day from the face of the earth, and I shall be hidden from thy face, and I shall be a vagabond and a fugitive on the earth: every one, therefore, that findeth me, shall kill me.
    415And the Lord said to him: No, it shall not be so: but whosoever shall kill Cain, shall be punished sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, that whosoever found him should not kill him.
    416And Cain went out from the face of the Lord, and dwelt as a fugitive on the earth, at the east side of Eden.
    417And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived, and brought forth Henoch: and he built a city, and called the name thereof by the name of his son Henoch.
    418And Henoch begot Irad, and Irad begot Maviael, and Maviael begot Mathusael, and Mathusael begot Lamech:
    419Who took two wives: the name of the one was Ada, and the name of the other Sella.
    420And Ada brought forth Jabel: who was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of herdsmen.
    421And his brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of them that play upon the harp and the organs.
    422Sella also brought forth Tubalcain, who was a hammerer and artificer in every work of brass and iron. And the sister of Tubalcain was Noema.
    423And Lamech said to his wives Ada and Sella: Hear my voice, ye wives of Lamech, hearken to my speech: for I have slain a man to the wounding of myself, and a stripling to my own bruising.
    424Sevenfold vengeance shall be taken for Cain: but for Lamech seventy times sevenfold.
    425Adam also knew his wife again: and she brought forth a son, and called his name Seth, saying: God hath given me another seed, for Abel whom Cain slew.
    426But to Seth also was born a son, whom he called Enos; this man began to call upon the name of the Lord.
    501This is the book of the generation of Adam. In the day that God created man, he made him to the likeness of God.
    502He created them male and female; and blessed them: and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
    503And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begot a son to his own image and likeness, and called his name Seth.
    504And the days of Adam, after he begot Seth, were eight hundred years: and he begot sons and daughters.
    505And all the time that Adam lived came to nine hundred and thirty years, and he died.
    506Seth also lived a hundred and five years, and begot Enos.
    507And Seth lived after he begot Enos, eight hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters.
    508And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.
    509And Enos lived ninety years, and begot Cainan.
    510After whose birth he lived eight hundred and fifteen years, and begot sons and daughters.
    511And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years, and he died.
    512And Cainan lived seventy years, and begot Malaleel.
    513And Cainan lived after he begot Malaleel, eight hundred and forty years, and begot sons and daughters.
    514And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years, and he died.
    515And Malaleel lived sixty-five years, and begot Jared.
    516And Malaleel lived after he begot Jared, eight hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters.
    517And all the days of Malaleel were eight hundred and ninety-five years, and he died.
    518And Jared lived a hundred and sixty-two years, and begot Henoch.
    519And Jared lived after he begot Henoch, eight hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
    520And all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years, and he died.
    521And Henoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Mathusala.
    522And Henoch walked with God: and lived after he begot Mathusala, three hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
    523And all the days of Henoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.
    524And he walked with God, and was seen no more: because God took him.
    525And Mathusala lived a hundred and eighty-seven years, and begot Lamech.
    526And Mathusala lived after he begot Lamech, seven hundred and eighty-two years, and begot sons and daughters.
    527And all the days of Mathusala were nine hundred and sixty-nine years, and he died.
    528And Lamech lived a hundred and eighty-two years, and begot a son.
    529And he called his name Noe, saying: This same shall comfort us from the works and labours of our hands on the earth, which the Lord hath cursed.
    530And Lamech lived after he begot Noe, five hundred and ninety-five years, and begot sons and daughters.
    531And all the days of Lamech came to seven hundred and seventy-seven years, and he died. And Noe, when he was five hundred years old, begot Sem, Cham, and Japheth.
    601And after that men began to be multiplied upon the earth, and daughters were born to them,
    602The sons of God seeing the daughters of men, that they were fair, took to themselves wives of all which they chose.
    603And God said: My spirit shall not remain in man for ever, because he is flesh, and his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.
    604Now giants were upon the earth in those days. For after the sons of God went in to the daughters of men, and they brought forth children, these are the mighty men of old, men of renown.
    605And God seeing that the wickedness of men was great on the earth, and that all the thought of their heart was bent upon evil at all times,
    606It repented him that he had made man on the earth. And being touched inwardly with sorrow of heart,
    607He said: I will destroy man, whom I have created, from the face of the earth, from man even to beasts, from the creeping thing even to the fowls of the air, for it repenteth me that I have made them.
    608But Noe found grace before the Lord.
    609These are the generations of Noe: Noe was a just and perfect man in his generations, he walked with God.
    610And he begot three sons, Sem, Cham, and Japheth.
    611And the earth was corrupted before God, and was filled with iniquity.
    612And when God had seen that the earth was corrupted (for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth,)
    613He said to Noe: The end of all flesh is come before me, the earth is filled with iniquity through them, and I will destroy them with the earth.
    614Make thee an ark of timber planks: thou shalt make little rooms in the ark, and thou shalt pitch it within and without.
    615And thus shalt thou make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits: the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
    616Thou shalt make a window in the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish the top of it: and the door of the ark thou shalt set in the side: with lower, middle chambers, and third stories shalt thou make it.
    617Behold I will bring the waters of a great flood upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, under heaven. All things that are in the earth shall be consumed.
    618And I will establish my covenant with thee, and thou shalt enter into the ark, thou and thy sons, and thy wife, and the wives of thy sons with thee.
    619And of every living creature of all flesh, thou shalt bring two of a sort into the ark, that they may live with thee: of the male sex, and the female.
    620Of fowls according to their kind, and of beasts in their kind, and of every thing that creepeth on the earth according to its kind; two of every sort shall go in with thee, that they may live.
    621Thou shalt take unto thee of all food that may be eaten, and thou shalt lay it up with thee: and it shall be food for thee and them.
    622And Noe did all things which God commanded him.
    701And the Lord said to him: Go in thou and all thy house into the ark: for thee I have seen just before me in this generation.
    702Of all clean beasts take seven and seven, the male and the female.
    703But of the beasts that are unclean two and two, the male and the female. Of the fowls also of the air seven and seven, the male and the female: that seed may be saved upon the face of the whole earth.
    704For yet a while, and after seven days, I will rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and I will destroy every substance that I have made, from the face of the earth.
    705And Noe did all things which the Lord had commanded him.
    706And he was six hundred years old, when the waters of the flood overflowed the earth.
    707And Noe went in and his sons, his wife and the wives of his sons with him into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
    708And of beasts clean and unclean, and of fowls, and of every thing that moveth upon the earth,
    709Two and two went in to Noe into the ark, male and female, as the Lord had commanded Noe.
    710And after the seven days were passed, the waters of the flood overflowed the earth.
    711In the six hundredth year of the life of Noe, in the second month, in the seventeenth day of the month, all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the flood gates of heaven were opened:
    712And the rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
    713In the selfsame day Noe, and Sem, and Cham, and Japheth his sons: his wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, went into the ark:
    714They and every beast according to its kind, and all the cattle in their kind, and every thing that moveth upon the earth according to its kind, and every fowl according to its kind, all birds, and all that fly,
    715Went in to Noe into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein was the breath of life.
    716And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in on the outside.
    717And the flood was forty days upon the earth, and the waters increased, and lifted up the ark on high from the earth.
    718For they overflowed exceedingly: and filled all on the face of the earth: and the ark was carried upon the waters.
    719And the waters prevailed beyond measure upon the earth: and all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered.
    720The water was fifteen cubits higher than the mountains which it covered.
    721And all flesh was destroyed that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beasts, and of all creeping things that creep upon the earth: and all men.
    722And all things wherein there is the breath of life on the earth, died.
    723And he destroyed all the substance that was upon the earth, from man even to beast, and the creeping things and fowls of the air: and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noe only remained, and they that were with him in the ark.
    724And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.
    801And God remembered Noe, and all the living creatures, and all the cattle which were with him in the ark, and brought a wind upon the earth, and the waters were abated.
    802The fountains also of the deep, and the flood gates of heaven were shut up, and the rain from heaven was restrained.
    803And the waters returned from off the earth going and coming: and they began to be abated after a hundred and fifty days.
    804And the ark rested in the seventh month, the seven and twentieth day of the month, upon the mountains of Armenia.
    805And the waters were going and decreasing until the tenth month: for in the tenth month, the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains appeared.
    806And after that forty days were passed, Noe, opening the window of the ark which he had made, sent forth a raven:
    807Which went forth and did not return, till the waters were dried up upon the earth.
    808He sent forth also a dove after him, to see if the waters had now ceased upon the face of the earth.
    809But she, not finding where her foot might rest, returned to him into the ark: for the waters were upon the whole earth: and he put forth his hand, and caught her, and brought her into the ark.
    810And having waited yet seven other days, he again sent forth the dove out of the ark.
    811And she came to him in the evening, carrying a bough of an olive tree, with green leaves, in her mouth. Noe therefore understood that the waters were ceased upon the earth.
    812And he stayed yet other seven days: and he sent forth the dove, which returned not any more unto him.
    813Therefore in the six hundredth and first year, the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were lessened upon the earth, and Noe opening the covering of the ark, looked, and saw that the face of the earth was dried.
    814In the second month, the seven and twentieth day of the month, the earth was dried.
    815And God spoke to Noe, saying:
    816Go out of the ark, thou and thy wife, thy sons, and the wives of thy sons with thee.
    817All living things that are with thee of all flesh, as well in fowls as in beasts, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, bring out with thee, and go ye upon the earth: increase and multiply upon it.
    818So Noe went out, he and his sons: his wife, and the wives of his sons with him.
    819And all living things, and cattle, and creeping things that creep upon the earth, according to their kinds, went out of the ark.
    820And Noe built an altar unto the Lord: and taking of all cattle and fowls that were clean, offered holocausts upon the altar.
    821And the Lord smelled a sweet savour, and said: I will no more curse the earth for the sake of man: for the imagination and thought of man's heart are prone to evil from his youth: therefore I will no more destroy every living soul as I have done.
    822All the days of the earth, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, night and day, shall not cease.
    901And God blessed Noe and his sons. And he said to them: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth.
    902And let the fear and dread of you be upon all the beasts of the earth, and upon all the fowls of the air, and all that move upon the earth: all the fishes of the sea are delivered into your hand.
    903And every thing that moveth and liveth shall be meat for you: even as the green herbs have I delivered them all to you:
    904Saving that flesh with blood you shall not eat.
    905For I will require the blood of your lives at the hand of every beast, and at the hand of man, at the hand of every man, and of his brother, will I require the life of man.
    906Whosoever shall shed man's blood, his blood shall be shed: for man was made to the image of God.
    907But increase you and multiply, and go upon the earth, and fill it.
    908Thus also said God to Noe, and to his sons with him,
    909Behold I will establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you:
    910And with every living soul that is with you, as well in all birds as in cattle and beasts of the earth, that are come forth out of the ark, and in all the beasts of the earth.
    911I will establish my covenant with you, and all flesh shall be no more destroyed with the waters of a flood, neither shall there be from henceforth a flood to waste the earth.
    912And God said: This is the sign of the covenant which I give between me and you, and to every living soul that is with you, for perpetual generations.
    913I will set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be the sign of a covenant between me, and between the earth.
    914And when I shall cover the sky with clouds, my bow shall appear in the clouds:
    915And I will remember my covenant with you, and with every living soul that beareth flesh: and there shall no more be waters of a flood to destroy all flesh.
    916And the bow shall be in the clouds, and I shall see it, and shall remember the everlasting covenant, that was made between God and every living soul of all flesh which is upon the earth.
    917And God said to Noe: This shall be the sign of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh upon the earth.
    918And the sons of Noe who came out of the ark, were Sem, Cham, and Japheth: and Cham is the father of Chanaan.
    919These three are the sons of Noe: and from these was all mankind spread over the whole earth.
    920And Noe, a husbandman, began to till the ground, and planted a vineyard.
    921And drinking of the wine was made drunk, and was uncovered in his tent.
    922Which when Cham the father of Chanaan had seen, to wit, that his father's nakedness was uncovered, he told it to his two brethren without.
    923But Sem and Japheth put a cloak upon their shoulders, and going backward, covered the nakedness of their father: and their faces were turned away, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
    924And Noe awaking from the wine, when he had learned what his younger son had done to him,
    925He said: Cursed be Chanaan, a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
    926And he said: Blessed be the Lord God of Sem, be Chanaan his servant.
    927May God enlarge Japheth, and may he dwell in the tents of Sem, and Chanaan be his servant.
    928And Noe lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years:
    929And all his days were in the whole nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.
    1001These are the generations of the sons of Noe: Sem, Cham, and Japheth: and unto them sons were born after the flood.
    1002The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Thubal, and Mosoch, and Thiras.
    1003And the sons of Gomer: Ascenez and Riphath and Thogorma.
    1004And the sons of Javan: Elisa and Tharsis, Cetthim and Dodanim.
    1005By these were divided the islands of the Gentiles in their lands, every one according to his tongue and their families in their nations.
    1006And the sons of Cham: Chus, and Mesram, and Phuth, and Chanaan.
    1007And the sons of Chus: Saba, and Hevila, and Sabatha, and Regma, and Sabatacha. The sons of Regma: Saba and Dadan.
    1008Now Chus begot Nemrod: he began to be mighty on the earth.
    1009And he was a stout hunter before the Lord. Hence came a proverb: Even as Nemrod the stout hunter before the Lord.
    1010And the beginning of his kingdom was Babylon, and Arach, and Achad, and Chalanne in the land of Sennaar.
    1011Out of that land came forth Assur, and built Ninive, and the streets of the city, and Chale.
    1012Resen also between Ninive and Chale: this is the great city.
    1013And Mesraim begot Ludim, and Anamim, and Laabim, Nepthuim,
    1014And Phetrusim, and Chasluim; of whom came forth the Philistines, and the Capthorim.
    1015And Chanaan begot Sidon, his firstborn, the Hethite,
    1016And the Jebusite, and the Amorrhite, and the Gergesite,
    1017The Hevite and the Aracite: the Sinite,
    1018And the Aradian, the Samarite, and the Hamathite: and afterwards the families of the Chanaanites were spread abroad.
    1019And the limits of Chanaan were from Sidon as one comes to Gerara even to Gaza, until thou enter Sodom and Gomorrha, and Adama, and Seboim even to Lesa.
    1020These are the children of Cham in their kindreds, and tongues, and generations, and lands, and nations.
    1021Of Sem also, the father of all the children of Heber, the elder brother of Japheth, sons were born.
    1022The sons of Sem: Elam and Assur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
    1023The sons of Aram: Us and Hull, and Gether, and Mess.
    1024But Arphaxad begot Sale, of whom was born Heber.
    1025And to Heber were born two sons: the name of the one was Phaleg, because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother's name Jectan.
    1026Which Jectan begot Elmodad, and Saleph, and Asarmoth, Jare,
    1027And Aduram, and Uzal, and Decla,
    1028And Ebal, and Abimael, Saba,
    1029And Ophir, and Hevila, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Jectan.
    1030And their dwelling was from Messa as we go on as far as Sephar, a mountain in the east.
    1031These are the children of Sem according to their kindreds and tongues, and countries in their nations.
    1032These are the families of Noe, according to their peoples and nations. By these were the nations divided on the earth after the flood.
    1101And the earth was of one tongue, and of the same speech.
    1102And when they removed from the east, they found a plain in the land of Sennaar, and dwelt in it.
    1103And each one said to his neighbour: Come, let us make brick, and bake them with fire. And they had brick instead of stones, and slime instead of mortar.
    1104And they said: Come, let us make a city and a tower, the top whereof may reach to heaven: and let us make our name famous before we be scattered abroad into all lands.
    1105And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of Adam were building.
    1106And he said: Behold, it is one people, and all have one tongue: and they have begun to do this, neither will they leave off from their designs, till they accomplish them in deed.
    1107Come ye, therefore, let us go down, and there confound their tongue, that they may not understand one another's speech.
    1108And so the Lord scattered them from that place into all lands, and they ceased to build the city.
    1109And therefore the name thereof was called Babel, because there the language of the whole earth was confounded: and from thence the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of all countries.
    1110These are the generations of Sem: Sem was a hundred years old when he begot Arphaxad, two years after the flood.
    1111And Sem lived after he begot Arphaxad, five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
    1112And Arphaxad lived thirty-five years, and begot Sale.
    1113And Arphaxad lived after he begot Sale, three hundred and three years; and begot sons and daughters.
    1114Sale also lived thirty years, and begot Heber.
    1115And Sale lived after he begot Heber, four hundred and three years; and begot sons and daughters.
    1116And Heber lived thirty-four years, and begot Phaleg.
    1117And Heber lived after he begot Phaleg, four hundred and thirty years: and begot sons and daughters.
    1118Phaleg also lived thirty years, and begot Reu.
    1119And Phaleg lived after he begot Reu, two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters.
    1120And Reu lived thirty-two years, and begot Sarug.
    1121And Reu lived after he begot Sarug, two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters.
    1122And Sarug lived thirty years, and begot Nachor.
    1123And Sarug lived after he begot Nachor, two hundred years: and begot sons and daughters.
    1124And Nachor lived nine and twenty years, and begot Thare.
    1125And Nachor lived after he begot Thare, a hundred and nineteen years: and begot sons and daughters.
    1126And Thare lived seventy years, and begot Abram, and Nachor, and Aran.
    1127And these are the generations of Thare: Thare begot Abram, Nachor, and Aran. And Aran begot Lot.
    1128And Aran died before Thare his father, in the land of his nativity in Ur of the Chaldees.
    1129And Abram and Nachor married wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai: and the name of Nachor's wife, Melcha, the daughter of Aran, father of Melcha, and father of Jescha.
    1130And Sarai was barren, and had no children.
    1131And Thare took Abram, his son, and Lot the son of Aran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, the wife of Abram his son, and brought them out of Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Chanaan: and they came as far as Haran, and dwelt there.
    1132And the days of Thare were two hundred and five years, and he died in Haran.
    1201And the Lord said to Abram: Go forth out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and out of thy father's house, and come into the land which I shall shew thee.
    1202And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and magnify thy name, and thou shalt be blessed.
    1203I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee, and IN THEE shall all the kindred of the earth be blessed:
    1204So Abram went out as the Lord had commanded him, and Lot went with him: Abram was seventy-five years old when he went forth from Haran.
    1205And he took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all the substance which they had gathered, and the souls which they had gotten in Haran: and they went out to go into the land of Chanaan. And when they were come into it,
    1206Abram passed through the country into the place of Sichem, as far as the noble vale: now the Chanaanite was at that time in the land.
    1207And the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him: To thy seed will I give this land. And he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
    1208And passing on from thence to a mountain, that was on the east side of Bethel, he there pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east; he built there also an altar to the Lord, and called upon his name.
    1209And Abram went forward, going, and proceeding on to the south.
    1210And there came a famine in the country; and Abram went down into Egypt, to sojourn there: for the famine was very grievous in the land.
    1211And when he was near to enter into Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife: I know that thou art a beautiful woman:
    1212And that when the Egyptians shall see thee, they will say: She is his wife: and they will kill me, and keep thee.
    1213Say, therefore, I pray thee, that thou art my sister: that I may be well used for thee, and that my soul may live for thy sake.
    1214And when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians saw the woman that she was very beautiful.
    1215And the princes told Pharao, and praised her before him: and the woman was taken into the house of Pharao.
    1216And they used Abram well for her sake. And he had sheep and oxen, and he asses, and menservants and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
    1217But the Lord scourged Pharao and his house with most grievous stripes for Sarai, Abram's wife.
    1218And Pharao called Abram, and said to him: What is this that thou hast done to me? Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
    1219For what cause didst thou say, she was thy sister, that I might take her to my wife? Now, therefore, there is thy wife, take her, and go thy way.
    1220And Pharao gave his men orders concerning Abram: and they led him away, 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 south.
    1302And he was very rich in possession of gold and silver.
    1303And he returned by the way that he came, from the south to Bethel, to the place where before he had pitched his tent between Bethel and Hai:
    1304In the place of the altar which he had made before; and there he called upon the name of the Lord.
    1305But Lot also, who was with Abram, had flocks of sheep, and herds of beasts, and tents.
    1306Neither was the land able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, and they could not dwell together.
    1307Whereupon also there arose a strife between the herdsmen of Abram and of Lot. And at that time the Chanaanite and the Pherezite dwelled in that country.
    1308Abram therefore said to Lot: Let there be no quarrel, I beseech thee, between me and thee, and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen: for we are brethren.
    1309Behold the whole land is before thee: depart from me I pray thee: if thou wilt go to the left hand, I will take the right: if thou choose the right hand, I will pass to the left.
    1310And Lot, lifting up his eyes, saw all the country about the Jordan, which was watered throughout, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrha, as the paradise of the Lord, and like Egypt as one comes to Segor.
    1311And Lot chose to himself the country about the Jordan, and he departed from the east: and they were separated one brother from the other.
    1312Abram dwelt in the land of Chanaan; and Lot abode in the towns that were about the Jordan, and dwelt in Sodom.
    1313And the men of Sodom were very wicked, and sinners before the face of the Lord, beyond measure.
    1314And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot was separated from him: Lift up thy eyes, and look from the place wherein thou now art, to the north and to the south, to the east and to the west.
    1315All the land which thou seest, I will give to thee, and to thy seed for ever.
    1316And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: if any man be able to number the dust of the earth, he shall be able to number thy seed also.
    1317Arise and walk through the land in the length, and in the breadth thereof: for I will give it to thee.
    1318So Abram removing his tent came and dwelt by the vale of Mambre, which is in Hebron: and he built there an altar to the Lord.
    1401And it came to pass at that time, that Amraphel king of Sennaar, and Arioch king of Pontus, and Chodorlahomor king of the Elamites, and Thadal king of nations,
    1402Made war against Bara king of Sodom, and against Bersa king of Gomorrha, and against Sennaab king of Adama, and against Semeber king of Seboim, and against the king of Bala, which is Segor.
    1403All these came together into the woodland vale, which now is the salt sea.
    1404For they had served Chodorlahomor twelve years, and in the thirteenth year they revolted from him.
    1405And in the fourteenth year came Chodorlahomor, and the kings that were with him: and they smote the Raphaim in Astarothcarnaim, and the Zuzim with them, and the Emim in Save of Cariathaim.
    1406And the Chorreans in the mountains of Seir, even to the plains of Pharan, which is in the wilderness.
    1407And they returned, and came to the fountain of Misphat, the same is Cades: and they smote all the country of the Amalecites, and the Amorrhean that dwelt in Asasonthamar.
    1408And the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrha, and the king of Adama, and the king of Seboim, and the king of Bala, which is Segor, went out: and they set themselves against them in battle array in the woodland vale:
    1409To wit, against Chodorlahomor king of the Elamites, and Thadal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Sennaar, and Arioch king of Pontus: four kings against five.
    1410Now the woodland vale had many pits of slime. And the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrha turned their backs and were overthrown there: and they that remained fled to the mountain.
    1411And they took all the substance of the Sodomites, and Gomorrhites, and all their victuals, and went their way:
    1412And Lot also, the son of Abram's brother, who dwelt in Sodom, and his substance.
    1413And behold one that had escaped told Abram the Hebrew, who dwelt in the vale of Mambre the Amorrhite, the brother of Escol, and the brother of Aner: for these had made league with Abram.
    1414Which when Abram had heard, to wit, that his brother Lot was taken, he numbered of the servants born in his house, three hundred and eighteen well appointed: and pursued them to Dan.
    1415And dividing his company, he rushed upon them in the night: and defeated them, and pursued them as far as Hoba, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
    1416And he brought back all the substance, and Lot his brother, with his substance, the women also and the people.
    1417And the king of Sodom went out to meet him, after he returned from the slaughter of Chodorlahomor, and of the kings that were with him in the vale of Save, which is the king's vale.
    1418But Melchisedech the king of Salem, bringing forth bread and wine, for he was the priest of the most high God,
    1419Blessed him, and said: Blessed be Abram by the most high God, who created heaven and earth.
    1420And blessed be the most high God, by whose protection the enemies are in thy hands. And he gave him the tithes of all.
    1421And the king of Sodom said to Abram: Give me the persons, and the rest take to thyself.
    1422And he answered him: I lift up my hand to the Lord God the most high, the possessor of heaven and earth,
    1423That from the very woof thread unto the shoe latchet, I will not take of any things that are thine, lest thou say I have enriched Abram:
    1424Except such things as the young men have eaten, and the shares of the men that came with me, Aner, Escol, and Mambre: these shall take their shares.
    1501Now when these things were done, the word of the Lord came to Abram by a vision, saying: Fear not, Abram, I am thy protector, and thy reward exceeding great.
    1502And Abram said: Lord God, what wilt thou give me? I shall go without children: and the son of the steward of my house is this Damascus Eliezer.
    1503And Abram added: But to me thou hast not given seed: and lo my servant, born in my house, shall be my heir.
    1504And immediately the word of the Lord came to him, saying: He shall not be thy heir: but he that shall come out of thy bowels, him shalt thou have for thy heir.
    1505And he brought him forth abroad, and said to him: Look up to heaven and number the stars, if thou canst. And he said to him: So shall thy seed be.
    1506Abram believed God, and it was reputed to him unto justice.
    1507And he said to him: I am the Lord who brought thee out from Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land, and that thou mightest possess it.
    1508But he said: Lord God, whereby may I know that I shall possess it?
    1509And the Lord answered, and said: Take me a cow of three years old, and a she goat of three years, and a ram of three years, a turtle also, and a pigeon.
    1510And he took all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid the two pieces of each one against the other; but the birds he divided not.
    1511And the fowls came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.
    1512And when the sun was setting, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a great and darksome horror seized upon him.
    1513And it was said unto him: Know thou beforehand that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land not their own, and they shall bring them under bondage, and afflict them four hundred years.
    1514But I will judge the nation which they shall serve, and after this they shall come out with great substance.
    1515And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace, and be buried in a good old age.
    1516But in the fourth generation they shall return hither: for as yet the iniquities of the Amorrhites are not at the full until this present time.
    1517And when the sun was set, there arose a dark mist, and there appeared a smoking furnace and a lamp of fire passing between those divisions.
    1518That day God made a covenant with Abram, saying: To thy seed will I give this land, from the river of Egypt even to the great river Euphrates.
    1519The Cineans and Cenezites, the Cedmonites,
    1520And the Hethites, and the Pherezites, the Raphaim also,
    1521And the Amorrhites, and the Chanaanites, and the Gergesites, and the Jebusites.
    1601Now Sarai the wife of Abram, had brought forth no children; but having a handmaid, an Egyptian, named Agar,
    1602She said to her husband: Behold, the Lord hath restrained me from bearing: go in unto my handmaid, it may be I may have children of her at least. And when he agreed to her request,
    1603She took Agar the Egyptian her handmaid, ten years after they first dwelt in the land of Chanaan, and gave her to her husband to wife.
    1604And he went in to her. But she, perceiving that she was with child, despised her mistress.
    1605And Sarai said to Abram: Thou dost unjustly with me: I gave my handmaid into thy bosom, and she perceiving herself to be with child, despiseth me. The Lord judge between me and thee.
    1606And Abram made answer, and said to her: Behold thy handmaid is in thy own hand, use her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai afflicted her, she ran away.
    1607And the angel of the Lord having found her, by a fountain of water in the wilderness, which is in the way to Sur in the desert,
    1608He said to her: Agar, handmaid of Sarai, whence comest thou? and whither goest thou? And she answered: I flee from the face of Sarai, my mistress.
    1609And the angel of the Lord said to her: Return to thy mistress, and humble thyself under her hand.
    1610And again he said: I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, and it shall not be numbered for multitude.
    1611And again: Behold, said he, thou art with child, and thou shalt bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Ismael, because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.
    1612He shall be a wild man: his hand will be against all men, and all men's hands against him: and he shall pitch his tents over against all his brethren.
    1613And she called the name of the Lord that spoke unto her: Thou the God who hast seen me. For she said: Verily here have I seen the hinder parts of him that seeth me.
    1614Therefore she called that well, The well of him that liveth and seeth me. The same is between Cades and Barad.
    1615And Agar brought forth a son to Abram: who called his name Ismael.
    1616Abram was fourscore and six years old when Agar brought him forth Ismael.
    1701And after he began to be ninety and nine years old, the Lord appeared to him: and said unto him: I am the Almighty God: walk before me, and be perfect.
    1702And I will make my covenant between me and thee: and I will multiply thee exceedingly.
    1703Abram fell flat on his face.
    1704And God said to him: I AM, and my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
    1705Neither shall thy name be called any more Abram: but thou shalt be called Abraham: because I have made thee a father of many nations.
    1706And I will make thee increase, exceedingly, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
    1707And I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and between thy seed after thee in their generations, by a perpetual covenant: to be a God to thee, and to thy seed after thee.
    1708And I will give to thee, and to thy seed, the land of thy sojournment, all the land of Chanaan for a perpetual possession, and I will be their God.
    1709Again God said to Abraham: And thou therefore shalt keep my covenant, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
    1710This is my covenant which you shall observe, between me and you, and thy seed after thee: All the male kind of you shall be circumcised:
    1711And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin, that it may be for a sign of the covenant between me and you.
    1712An infant of eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations: he that is born in the house, as well as the bought servant shall be circumcised, and whosoever is not of your stock:
    1713And my covenant shall be in your flesh for a perpetual covenant.
    1714The male, whose flesh of his foreskin shall not be circumcised, that soul shall be destroyed out of his people: because he hath broken my covenant.
    1715God said also to Abraham: Sarai thy wife thou shalt not call Sarai, but Sara.
    1716And I will bless her, and of her I will give thee a son, whom I will bless, and he shall become nations, and kings of people shall spring from him.
    1717Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, saying in his heart: Shall a son, thinkest thou, be born to him that is a hundred years old? and shall Sara that is ninety years old bring forth?
    1718And he said to God: O that Ismael may live before thee.
    1719And God said to Abraham: Sara thy wife shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name Isaac, and I will establish my covenant with him for a perpetual covenant, and with his seed after him.
    1720And as for Ismael I have also heard thee. Behold, I will bless him, and increase, and multiply him exceedingly: he shall beget twelve chiefs, and I will make him a great nation.
    1721But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sara shall bring forth to thee at this time in the next year.
    1722And when he had left off speaking with him, God went up from Abraham.
    1723And Abraham took Ismael his son, and all that were born in his house: and all whom he had bought, every male among the men of his house: and he circumcised the flesh of their foreskin forthwith the very same day, as God had commanded him.
    1724Abraham was ninety and nine years old, when he circumcised the flesh of his foreskin.
    1725And Ismael his son was full thirteen years old at the time of his circumcision.
    1726The selfsame day was Abraham circumcised and Ismael his son.
    1727And all the men of his house, as well they that were born in his house, as the bought servants and strangers were circumcised with him.
    1801And the Lord appeared to him in the vale of Mambre as he was sitting at the door of his tent, in the very heat of the day.
    1802And when he had lifted up his eyes, there appeared to him three men standing near him: and as soon as he saw them he ran to meet them from the door of his tent, and adored down to the ground.
    1803And he said: Lord, if I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away from thy servant:
    1804But I will fetch a little water, and wash ye your feet, and rest ye under the tree.
    1805And I will set a morsel of bread, and strengthen ye your heart, afterwards you shall pass on: for therefore are you come aside to your servant. And they said: Do as thou hast spoken.
    1806Abraham made haste into the tent to Sara, and said to her: Make haste, temper together three measures of flour, and make cakes upon the hearth.
    1807And he himself ran to the herd, and took from thence a calf very tender and very good, and gave it to a young man: who made haste and boiled it.
    1808He took also butter and milk, and the calf which he had boiled, and set before them: but he stood by them under the tree.
    1809And when they had eaten, they said to him: Where is Sara thy wife? He answered: Lo, she is in the tent.
    1810And he said to him: I will return and come to thee at this time, life accompanying and Sara thy wife shall have a son. Which when Sara heard, she laughed behind the door of the tent.
    1811Now they were both old, and far advanced in years, and it had ceased to be with Sara after the manner of women.
    1812And she laughed secretly, saying: After I am grown old and my lord is an old man, shall I give myself to pleasure?
    1813And the Lord said to Abraham: Why did Sara laugh, saying: Shall I who am an old woman bear a child indeed?
    1814Is there any thing hard to God? According to appointment I will return to thee at this same time, life accompanying, and Sara shall have a son.
    1815Sara denied, saying: I did not laugh: for she was afraid. But the Lord said, Nay: but thou didst laugh:
    1816And when the men rose up from thence, they turned their eyes towards Sodom: and Abraham walked with them, bringing them on the way.
    1817And the Lord said: Can I hide from Abraham what I am about to do:
    1818Seeing he shall become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth shall be blessed?
    1819For I know that he will command his children, and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord, and do judgment and justice: that for Abraham's sake the Lord may bring to effect all the things he hath spoken unto him.
    1820And the Lord said: The cry of Sodom and Gomorrha is multiplied, and their sin is become exceedingly grievous.
    1821I will go down and see whether they have done according to the cry that is come to me: or whether it be not so, that I may know.
    1822And they turned themselves from thence, and went their way to Sodom: but Abraham as yet stood before the Lord.
    1823And drawing nigh he said: Wilt thou destroy the just with the wicked?
    1824If there be fifty just men in the city, shall they perish withal? and wilt thou not spare that place for the sake of the fifty just, if they be therein?
    1825Far be it from thee to do this thing, and to slay the just with the wicked, and for the just to be in like case as the wicked, this is not beseeming thee: thou who judgest all the earth, wilt not make this judgment.
    1826And the Lord said to him: If I find in Sodom fifty just within the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake.
    1827And Abraham answered, and said: Seeing I have once begun, I will speak to my Lord, whereas I am dust and ashes.
    1828What if there be five less than fifty just persons? wilt thou for five and forty destroy the whole city? And he said: I will not destroy it, if I find five and forty.
    1829And again he said to him: But if forty be found there, what wilt thou do? He said: I will not destroy it for the sake of forty.
    1830Lord, saith he, be not angry, I beseech thee, if I speak: What if thirty shall be found there? He answered: I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
    1831Seeing, saith he, I have once begun, I will speak to my Lord. What if twenty be found there? He said: I will not destroy it for the sake of twenty.
    1832I beseech thee, saith he, be not angry, Lord, if I speak yet once more: What if ten should be found there? And he said: I will not destroy it for the sake of ten.
    1833And the Lord departed, after he had left speaking to Abraham: and Abraham returned to his place.
    1901And the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of the city. And seeing them, he rose up and went to meet them: and worshipped prostrate to the ground,
    1902And said: I beseech you, my lords, turn in to the house of your servant, and lodge there: wash your feet, and in the morning you shall go on your way. And they said: No, but we will abide in the street.
    1903He pressed them very much to turn in unto him: and when they were come into his house, he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread and they ate:
    1904But before they went to bed, the men of the city beset the house both young and old, all the people together.
    1905And they called Lot, and said to him: Where are the men that came in to thee at night? bring them out hither that we may know them:
    1906Lot went out to them, and shut the door after him, and said:
    1907Do not so, I beseech you, my brethren, do not commit this evil.
    1908I have two daughters who as yet have not known man: I will bring them out to you, and abuse you them as it shall please you, so that you do no evil to these men, because they are come in under the shadow of my roof.
    1909But they said: Get thee back thither. And again: Thou camest in, said they, as a, stranger, was it to be a judge? therefore we will afflict thee more than them. And they pressed very violently upon Lot: and they were even at the point of breaking open the doors.
    1910And behold the men put out their hand, and drew in Lot unto them, and shut the door:
    1911And them that were without, they struck with blindness from the least to the greatest, so that they could not find the door.
    1912And they said to Lot: Hast thou here any of thine? son in law, or sons, or daughters, all that are thine bring them out of this city:
    1913For we will destroy this place, because their cry is grown loud before the Lord, who hath sent us to destroy them.
    1914So Lot went out, and spoke to his sons in law that were to have his daughters, and said: Arise: get you out of this place, because the Lord will destroy this city. And he seemed to them to speak as it were in jest.
    1915And when it was morning, the angels pressed him, saying: Arise, take thy wife, and the two daughters which thou hast: lest thou also perish in the wickedness of the city.
    1916And as he lingered, they took his hand, and the hand of his wife, and of his two daughters, because the Lord spared him.
    1917And they brought him forth, and set him without the city: and there they spoke to him, saying: Save thy life: look not back, neither stay thou in all the country about: but save thyself in the mountain, lest thou be also consumed.
    1918And Lot said to them: I beseech thee my Lord,
    1919Because thy servant hath found grace before thee, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewn to me, in saving my life, and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil seize me, and I die:
    1920There is this city here at hand, to which I may flee, it is a little one, and I shall be saved in it: is it not a little one, and my soul shall live?
    1921And he said to him: Behold also in this, I have heard thy prayers, not to destroy the city for which thou hast spoken.
    1922Make haste and be saved there, because I cannot do any thing till thou go in thither. Therefore the name of that city was called Segor.
    1923The sun was risen upon the earth, and Lot entered into Segor.
    1924And the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrha brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.
    1925And he destroyed these cities, and all the country about, all the inhabitants of the cities, and all things that spring from the earth.
    1926And his wife looking behind her, was turned into a statue of salt.
    1927And Abraham got up early in the morning and in the place where he had stood before with the Lord,
    1928He looked towards Sodom and Gomorrha, and the whole land of that country: and he saw the ashes rise up from the earth as the smoke of a furnace.
    1929Now when God destroyed the cities of that country, remembering Abraham, he delivered Lot out of the destruction of the cities wherein he had dwelt.
    1930And Lot went up out of Segor, and abode in the mountain, and his two daughters with him, (for he was afraid to stay in Segor,) and he dwelt 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 man left on the earth, to come in unto us after the manner of the whole earth.
    1932Come, let us make him drunk with wine, and let us lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
    1933And they made their father drink wine that night: and the elder went in and lay with her father: but he perceived not neither when his daughter lay down, nor when she rose up.
    1934And the next day the elder said to the younger: Behold I lay last night with my father, let us make him drink wine also to night, and thou shalt lie with him, that we may save seed of our father.
    1935They made their father drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went in, and lay with him: and neither then did he perceive when she lay down, nor when she rose up.
    1936So the two daughters of Lot were with child by their father.
    1937And the elder bore a son, and she called his name Moab: he is the father of the Moabites unto this day.
    1938The younger also bore a son, and she called his name Ammon, that is, the son of my people: he is the father of the Ammonites unto this day.
    2001Abraham removed from thence to the south country, and dwelt between Cades and Sur, and sojourned in Gerara.
    2002And he said of Sara his wife: She is my sister. So Abimelech the king of Gerara sent, and took her.
    2003And God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and he said to him: Lo thou shalt die for the woman thou hast taken: for she hath a husband.
    2004Now Abimelech had not touched her, and he said: Lord, wilt thou slay a nation, that is ignorant and just?
    2005Did not he say to me: She is my sister: and she say, He is my brother? in the simplicity of my heart, and cleanness of my hands have I done this.
    2006And God said to him: And I know that thou didst it with a sincere heart: and therefore I withheld thee from sinning against me, and I suffered thee not to touch her.
    2007Now therefore restore the man his wife, for he is a prophet: and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: but if thou wilt not restore her, know that thou shalt surely die, thou and all that are thine.
    2008And Abimelech forthwith rising up in the night, called all his servants: and spoke all these words in their hearing, and all the men were exceedingly afraid.
    2009And Abimelech called also for Abraham, and said to him: What hast thou done to us? what have we offended thee in, that thou hast brought upon me and upon my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done to us what thou oughtest not to do.
    2010And again he expostulated with him, and said, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this?
    2011Abraham answered: I thought with myself, saying: Perhaps there is not the fear of God in this place: and they will kill me for the sake of my wife:
    2012Howbeit, otherwise also she is truly my sister, the daughter of my father, and not the daughter of my mother, and I took her to wife.
    2013And after God brought me out of my father's house, I said to her: Thou shalt do me this kindness: In every place, to which we shall come, thou shalt say that I am thy brother.
    2014And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and servants and handmaids, and gave to Abraham: and restored to him Sara, his wife.
    2015And said: The land is before you, dwell wheresoever it shall please thee.
    2016And to Sara he said: Behold I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: this shall serve thee for a covering of thy eyes to all that are with thee, and whithersoever thou shalt go: and remember thou wast taken.
    2017And when Abraham prayed, God healed Abimelech and his wife, and his handmaids, and they bore children:
    2018For the Lord had closed up every womb of the house of Abimelech on account of Sara, Abraham's wife.
    2101And the Lord visited Sara, as he had promised: and fulfilled what he had spoken.
    2102And she conceived and bore a son in her old age, at the time that God had foretold her.
    2103And Abraham called the name of his son, whom Sara bore him, Isaac.
    2104And he circumcised him the eighth day, as God had commanded him,
    2105When he was a hundred years old: for at this age of his father was Isaac born.
    2106And Sara said: God hath made a laughter for me: whosoever shall hear of it will laugh with me.
    2107And again she said: Who would believe that Abraham should hear that Sara gave suck to a son, whom she bore to him in his old age.
    2108And the child grew and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast on the day of his weaning.
    2109And when Sara had seen the son of Agar the Egyptian playing with Isaac her son, she said to Abraham:
    2110Cast out this bondwoman, and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with my son Isaac.
    2111Abraham took this grievously for his son.
    2112And God said to him: Let it not seem grievous to thee for the boy, and for thy bondwoman: in all that Sara hath said to thee, hearken to her voice: for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
    2113But I will make the son also of the bondwoman a great nation, because he is thy seed.
    2114So Abraham rose up in the morning, and taking bread and a bottle of water, put it upon her shoulder, and delivered the boy, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Bersabee.
    2115And when the water in the bottle was spent, she cast the boy under one of the trees that were there.
    2116And she went her way, and sat over against him a great way off as far as a bow can carry, for she said: I will not see the boy die: and sitting over against, she lifted up her voice and wept.
    2117And God heard the voice of the boy: and an angel of God called to Agar from heaven, saying: What art thou doing, Agar? fear not: for God hath heard the voice of the boy, from the place wherein he is.
    2118Arise, take up the boy, and hold him by the hand: for I will make him a great nation.
    2119And God opened her eyes: and she saw a well of water, and went and filled the bottle, and gave the boy to drink.
    2120And God was with him: and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became a young man, an archer.
    2121And he dwelt in the wilderness of Pharan, and his mother took a wife for him out of the land of Egypt.
    2122At the same time Abimelech, and Phicol the general of his army said to Abraham: God is with thee in all that thou dost.
    2123Swear therefore by God, that thou wilt not hurt me, nor my posterity, nor my stock: but according to the kindness that I have done to thee, thou shalt do to me, and to the land wherein thou hast lived a stranger.
    2124And Abraham said: I will swear.
    2125And he reproved Abimelech for a well of water, which his servants had taken away by force.
    2126And Abimelech answered: I knew not who did this thing: and thou didst not tell me, and I heard not of it till to day.
    2127And Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech: and both of them made a league.
    2128And Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs of the flock.
    2129And Abimelech said to him: What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set apart?
    2130But he said: Thou shalt take seven ewe lambs at my hand: that they may be a testimony for me, that I dug this well.
    2131Therefore that place was called Bersabee: because there both of them did swear.
    2132And they made a league for the well of oath.
    2133And Abimelech, and Phicol the general of his army arose and returned to the land of the Palestines. But Abraham planted a grove in Bersabee, and there called upon the name of the Lord God eternal.
    2134And he was a sojourner in the land of the Palestines many days.
    2201After these things, God tempted Abraham, and said to him: Abraham, Abraham. And he answered: Here I am.
    2202He said to him: Take thy only begotten son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and go into the land of vision: and there thou shalt offer him for an holocaust upon one of the mountains which I will shew thee.
    2203So Abraham rising up in the night, saddled his ass: and took with him two young men, and Isaac his son: and when he had cut wood for the holocaust he went his way to the place which God had commanded him.
    2204And on the third day, lifting up his eyes, he saw the place afar off.
    2205And he said to his young men: Stay you here with the ass: I and the boy will go with speed as far as yonder, and after we have worshipped, will return to you.
    2206And he took the wood for the holocaust, and laid it upon Isaac his son: and he himself carried in his hands fire and a sword. And as they two went on together,
    2207Isaac said to his father: My father. And he answered: What wilt thou, son? Behold, saith he, fire and wood: where is the victim for the holocaust?
    2208And Abraham said: God will provide himself a victim for an holocaust, my son. So they went on together.
    2209And they came to the place which God had shewn him, where he built an altar, and laid the wood in order upon it: and when he had bound Isaac his son, he laid him on the altar upon the pile of wood.
    2210And he put forth his hand and took the sword, to sacrifice his son.
    2211And behold an angel of the Lord from heaven called to him, saying: Abraham, Abraham. And he answered: Here I am.
    2212And he said to him: Lay not thy hand upon the boy, neither do thou any thing to him: now I know that thou fearest God, and hast not spared thy only begotten son for my sake.
    2213Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw behind his back a ram amongst the briers sticking fast by the horns, which he took and offered for a holocaust instead of his son.
    2214And he called the name of that place, The Lord seeth. Whereupon even to this day it is said: In the mountain the Lord will see.
    2215And the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven, saying:
    2216By my own self have I sworn, saith the Lord: because thou hast done this thing, and hast not spared thy only begotten son for my sake:
    2217I will bless thee, and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the sea shore: thy seed shall possess the gates of their enemies.
    2218And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because thou hast obeyed my voice.
    2219Abraham returned to his young men, and they went to Bersabee together, and he dwelt there.
    2220After these things, it was told Abraham that Melcha also had borne children to Nachor his brother.
    2221Hus the firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Camuel the father of the Syrians,
    2222And Cased, and Azau, and Pheldas, and Jedlaph,
    2223And Bathuel, of whom was born Rebecca: These eight did Melcha bear to Nachor Abraham's brother.
    2224And his concubine, named Roma, bore Tabee, and Gaham, and Tahas, and Maacha.
    2301And Sara lived a hundred and twenty-seven years.
    2302And she died in the city of Arbee which is Hebron, in the land of Chanaan: and Abraham came to mourn and weep for her.
    2303And after he rose up from the funeral obsequies, he spoke to the children of Heth, saying:
    2304I am a stranger and sojourner among you: give me the right of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead.
    2305The children of Heth answered, saying:
    2306My Lord, hear us, thou art a prince of God among us: bury thy dead in our principal sepulchres: and no man shall have power to hinder thee from burying thy dead in his sepulchre.
    2307Abraham rose up, and bowed down to the people of the land, to wit the children of Heth:
    2308And said to them: If it please your soul that I should bury my dead, hear me, and intercede for me to Ephron the son of Seor.
    2309That he may give me the double cave, which he hath in the end of his field: for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me before you, for a possession of a buryingplace.
    2310Now Ephron dwelt in the midst of the children of Heth. And Ephron made answer to Abraham in the hearing of all that went in at the gate of the city, saying:
    2311Let it not be so, my lord, but do thou rather hearken to what I say: The field I deliver to thee, and the cave that is therein, in the presence of the children of my people, bury thy dead.
    2312Abraham bowed down before the people of the land,
    2313And he spoke to Ephron, in the presence of the people: I beseech thee to hear me: I will give money for the field: take it, and so I will bury my dead in it.
    2314And Ephron answered:
    2315My lord, hear me. The ground which thou desirest, is worth four hundred sicles of silver: this is the price between me and thee: but what is this? bury thy dead.
    2316And when Abraham had heard this, he weighed out the money that Ephron had asked, in the hearing of the children of Heth, four hundred sicles of silver of common current money.
    2317And the field that before was Ephron's, wherein was the double cave, looking towards Mambre, both it and the cave, and all the trees thereof in all its limits round about,
    2318Was made sure to Abraham for a possession, in the sight of the children of Heth, and of all that went in at the gate of his city.
    2319And so Abraham buried Sara his wife, in a double cave of the field, that looked towards Mambre, this is Hebron in the land of Chanaan.
    2320And the field was made sure to Abraham, and the cave that was in it, for a possession to bury in, by the children of Heth.
    2401Now Abraham was old; and advanced in age: and the Lord had blessed him in all things.
    2402And he said to the elder servant of his house, who was ruler over all he had: Put thy hand under my thigh,
    2403That I may make thee swear by the Lord the God of heaven and earth, that thou take not a wife for my son, of the daughters of the Chanaanites, among whom I dwell:
    2404But that thou go to my own country and kindred, and take a wife from thence for my son Isaac.
    2405The servant answered: If the woman will not come with me into this land, must I bring thy son back again to the place, from whence thou camest out?
    2406And Abraham said: Beware thou never bring my son back again thither.
    2407The Lord God of heaven, who took me out of my father's house, and out of my native country, who spoke to me, and swore to me, saying: To thy seed will I give this land: he will send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take from thence a wife for my son.
    2408But if the woman will not follow thee, thou shalt not be bound by the oath; only bring not my son back thither again.
    2409The servant therefore put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his lord, and swore to him upon this word.
    2410And he took ten camels of his master's herd, and departed, carrying something of all his goods with him, and he set forward and went on to Mesopotamia to the city of Nachor.
    2411And when he had made the camels lie down without the town near a well of water in the evening, at the time when women are wont to come out to draw water, he said:
    2412O Lord the God of my master Abraham, meet me to day, I beseech thee, and shew kindness to my master Abraham.
    2413Behold I stand nigh the spring of water, and the daughters of the inhabitants of this city will come out to draw water.
    2414Now, therefore, the maid to whom I shall say: Let down thy pitcher that I may drink: and she shall answer, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let it be the same whom thou hast provided for thy servant Isaac: and by this I shall understand, that thou hast shewn kindness to my master.
    2415He had not yet ended these words within himself, and behold Rebecca came out, the daughter of Bathuel, son of Melcha, wife to Nachor the brother of Abraham, having a pitcher on her shoulder:
    2416An exceeding comely maid, and a most beautiful virgin, and not known to man: and she went down to the spring, and filled her pitcher and was coming back.
    2417And the servant ran to meet her, and said: Give me a little water to drink of thy pitcher.
    2418And she answered: Drink, my lord. And quickly she let down the pitcher upon her arm, and gave him drink.
    2419And when he had drunk, she said: I will draw water for thy camels also, till they all drink.
    2420And pouring out the pitcher into the troughs, she ran back to the well to draw water: and having drawn she gave to all the camels.
    2421But he musing beheld her with silence, desirous to know whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not.
    2422And after that the camels had drunk, the man took out golden earrings, weighing two sicles: and as many bracelets of ten sicles weight.
    2423And he said to her: Whose daughter art thou? tell me: is there any place in thy father's house to lodge?
    2424And she answered: I am the daughter of Bathuel, the son of Melcha, whom she bore to Nachor.
    2425And she said moreover to him: We have good store of both straw and hay, and a large place to lodge in.
    2426The man bowed himself down, and adored the Lord,
    2427Saying: Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath not taken away his mercy and truth from my master, and hath brought me the straight way into the house of my master's brother.
    2428Then the maid ran, and told in her mother's house, all that she had heard.
    2429And Rebecca had a brother named Laban, who went out in haste to the man, to the well.
    2430And when he had seen the earrings and bracelets in his sister's hands, and had heard all that she related, saying: Thus and thus the man spoke to me: he came to the man who stood by the camels, and near to the spring of water,
    2431And said to him: Come in, thou blessed of the Lord: why standest thou without? I have prepared the house, and a place for the camels.
    2432And he brought him in into his lodging: and he unharnessed the camels and gave straw and hay, and water to wash his feet, and the feet of the men that were come with him.
    2433And bread was set before him. But he said: I will not eat, till I tell my message. He answered him: Speak.
    2434And he said: I am the servant of Abraham:
    2435And the Lord hath blessed my master wonderfully, and he is become great: and he hath given him sheep and oxen, silver and gold, menservants and womenservants, camels and asses.
    2436And Sara my master's wife hath borne my master a son in her old age, and he hath given him all that he had.
    2437And my master made me swear, saying: Thou shalt not take a wife for my son of the Chanaanites, in whose land I dwell:
    2438But thou shalt go to my father's house, and shalt take a wife of my own kindred for my son:
    2439But I answered my master: What if the woman will not come with me?
    2440The Lord, said he, in whose sight I walk, will send his angel with thee, and will direct thy way: and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my own kindred, and of my father's house.
    2441But thou shalt be clear from my curse, when thou shalt come to my kindred, if they will not give thee one.
    2442And I came to day to the well of water, and said: O Lord God of my master Abraham, if thou hast prospered my way, wherein I now walk,
    2443Behold I stand by the well of water, and the virgin, that shall come out to draw water, who shall hear me say: Give me a little water to drink of thy pitcher:
    2444And shall say to me: Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman, whom the Lord hath prepared for my master's son.
    2445And whilst I pondered these things secretly with myself, Rebecca appeared coming with a pitcher, which she carried on her shoulder: and she went down to the well and drew water. And I said to her: Give me a little to drink.
    2446And she speedily let down the pitcher from her shoulder, and said to me: Both drink thou, and to thy camels I will give drink. I drank, and she watered the camels.
    2447And I asked her, and said: Whose daughter art thou? And she answered: I am the daughter of Bathuel, the son of Nachor, whom Melcha bore to him. So I put earrings on her to adorn her face, and I put bracelets on her hands.
    2448And falling down I adored the Lord, blessing the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath brought me the straight way to take the daughter of my master's brother for his son.
    2449Wherefore if you do according to mercy and truth with my master, tell me: but if it please you otherwise, tell me that also, that I may go to the right hand, or to the left.
    2450And Laban and Bathuel answered: The word hath proceeded from the Lord, we cannot speak any other thing to thee but his pleasure.
    2451Behold Rebecca is before thee, take her and go thy way, and let her be the wife of thy master's son, as the Lord hath spoken.
    2452Which when Abraham's servant heard, falling down to the ground he adored the Lord.
    2453And bringing forth vessels of silver and gold, and garments, he gave them to Rebecca for a present. He offered gifts also to her brothers, and to her mother.
    2454And a banquet was made, and they ate and drank together, and lodged there. And in the morning, the servant arose, and said: Let me depart, that I may go to my master.
    2455And her brother and mother answered: Let the maid stay at least ten days with us, and afterwards she shall depart.
    2456Stay me not, said he, because the Lord hath prospered my way: send me away, that I may go to my master.
    2457And they said: Let us call the maid, and ask her will.
    2458And they called her, and when she was come, they asked: Wilt thou go with this man? She said: I will go.
    2459So they sent her away, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his company,
    2460Wishing prosperity to their sister, and saying: Thou art our sister, mayst thou increase to thousands of thousands, and may thy seed possess the gates of their enemies.
    2461So Rebecca and her maids, being set upon camels, followed the man: who with speed returned to his master.
    2462At the same time Isaac was walking along the way to the well which is called Of the living and the seeing: for he dwelt in the south country.
    2463And he was gone forth to meditate in the field, the day being now well spent: and when he had lifted up his eyes, he saw camels coming afar off.
    2464Rebecca also, when she saw Isaac, lighted off the camel,
    2465And said to the servant: Who is that man who cometh towards us along the field? And he said to her: That man is my master. But she quickly took her cloak, and covered herself.
    2466And the servant told Isaac all that he had done.
    2467Who brought her into the tent of Sara his mother, and took her to wife: and he loved her so much, that it moderated the sorrow which was occasioned by his mother's death.
    2501And Abraham married another wife, named Cetura:
    2502Who bore him Zamran, and Jecsan, and Madan, and Madian, and Jesboc, and Sue.
    2503Jecsan also begot Saba and Dadan. The children of Dadan were Assurim, and Latusim, and Loomin.
    2504But of Madian was born Epha, and Opher, and Henoch, and Abida, and Eldaa: all these were the children of Cetura.
    2505And Abraham gave all his possessions to Isaac.
    2506And to the children of the concubines he gave gifts, and separated them from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, to the east country.
    2507And the days of Abraham's life were a hundred and seventy-five years.
    2508And decaying he died in a good old age, and having lived a long time, and being full of days: and was gathered to his people.
    2509And Isaac and Ismael his sons buried him in the double cave, which was situated in the field of Ephron the son of Seor the Hethite, over against Mambre;
    2510Which he had bought of the children of Heth: there was he buried, and Sara his wife.
    2511And after his death, God blessed Isaac his son, who dwelt by the well named Of the living and seeing.
    2512These are the generations of Ismael the son of Abraham, whom Agar the Egyptian, Sara's servant, bore unto him:
    2513And these are the names of his children according to their calling and generations. The firstborn of Ismael was Nabajoth, then Cedar, and Adbeel, and Mabsam.
    2514And Masma, and Duma, and Massa,
    2515Hadar, and Thema, and Jethur, and Naphis, and Cedma.
    2516These are the sons of Ismael: and these are their names by their castles and towns, twelve princes of their tribes.
    2517And the years of Ismael's life were a hundred and thirty-seven, and decaying he died, and was gathered unto his people.
    2518And he dwelt from Hevila as far as Sur, which looketh towards Egypt, to them that go towards the Assyrians. He died in the presence of all his brethren.
    2519These also are the generations of Isaac the son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac:
    2520Who when he was forty years old, took to wife Rebecca the daughter of Bathuel the Syrian of Mesopotamia, sister to Laban.
    2521And Isaac besought the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and he heard him, and made Rebecca to conceive.
    2522But the children struggled in her womb: and she said: If it were to be so with me, what need was there to conceive? And she went to consult the Lord.
    2523And he answering said: Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples shall be divided out of thy womb, and one people shall overcome the other, and the elder shall serve the younger.
    2524And when her time was come to be delivered, behold twins were found in her womb.
    2525He that came forth first was red, and hairy like a skin: and his name was called Esau. Immediately the other coming forth, held his brother's foot in his hand, and therefore he was called Jacob.
    2526Isaac was threescore years old when the children were born unto him.
    2527And when they were grown up, Esau became a skillful hunter, and a husbandman, but Jacob a plain man dwelt in tents.
    2528Isaac loved Esau, because he ate of his hunting: and Rebecca loved Jacob.
    2529And Jacob boiled pottage: to whom Esau, coming faint out of the field,
    2530Said: Give me of this red pottage, for I am exceeding faint. For which reason his name was called Edom.
    2531And Jacob said to him: Sell me thy first birthright.
    2532He answered: Lo I die, what will the first birthright avail me?
    2533Jacob said: Swear therefore to me. Esau swore to him, and sold his first birthright.
    2534And so taking bread and the pottage of lentils, he ate, and drank, and went his way; making little account of having sold his first birthright.
    2601And when a famine came in the land, after that barrenness which had happened in the days of Abraham, Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Palestines to Gerara.
    2602And the Lord appeared to him and said: Go not down into Egypt, but stay in the land that I shall tell thee.
    2603And sojourn in it, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee: for to thee and to thy seed I will give all these countries, to fulfill the oath which I swore to Abraham thy father.
    2604And I will multiply thy seed like the stars of heaven: and I will give to thy posterity all these countries: and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.
    2605Because Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my precepts and commandments, and observed my ceremonies and laws.
    2606So Isaac abode in Gerara.
    2607And when he was asked by the men of that place, concerning his wife, he answered: She is my sister; for he was afraid to confess that she was his wife, thinking lest perhaps they would kill him because of her beauty.
    2608And when very many days were passed, and he abode there, Abimelech king of the Palestines looking out through a window, saw him playing with Rebecca his wife.
    2609And calling for him, he said: It is evident she is thy wife: why didst thou feign her to be thy sister? He answered: I feared lest I should die for her sake.
    2610And Abimelech said: Why hast thou deceived us? Some man of the people might have lain with thy wife, and thou hadst brought upon us a great sin. And he commanded all the people, saying:
    2611He that shall touch this man's wife, shall surely be put to death.
    2612And Isaac sowed in that land, and he found that same year a hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him.
    2613And the man was enriched, and he went on prospering and increasing, till he became exceeding great:
    2614And he had possessions of sheep and of herds, and a very great family. Wherefore the Palestines envying him,
    2615Stopped up at that time all the wells, that the servants of his father Abraham had digged, filling them up with earth:
    2616Insomuch that Abimelech himself said to Isaac: Depart from us, for thou art become much mightier than we.
    2617So he departed and came to the torrent of Gerara, to dwell there:
    2618And he digged again other wells, which the servants of his father Abraham had digged, and which, after his death, the Palestines had of old stopped up: and he called them by the same names by which his father before had called them.
    2619And they digged in the torrent, and found living water.
    2620But there also the herdsmen of Gerara strove against the herdsmen of Isaac, saying: It is our water. Wherefore he called the name of the well, on occasion of that which had happened, Calumny.
    2621And they digged also another; and for that they quarrelled likewise, and he called the name of it, Enmity.
    2622Going forward from thence, he digged another well, for which they contended not: therefore he called the name thereof, Latitude, saying: Now hath the Lord given us room, and made us to increase upon the earth.
    2623And he went up from that place to Bersabee,
    2624Where the Lord appeared to him that same night, saying: I am the God of Abraham thy father; do not fear, for I am with thee: I will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.
    2625And he built there an altar: and called upon the name of the Lord, and pitched his tent: and commanded his servants to dig a well.
    2626To which place when Abimelech, and Ochozath his friend, and Phicol chief captain of his soldiers came from Gerara,
    2627Isaac said to them: Why are ye come to me, a man whom you hate, and have thrust out from you?
    2628And they answered: We saw that the Lord is with thee, and therefore we said: Let there be an oath between us, and let us make a covenant,
    2629That thou do us no harm, as we on our part have touched nothing of thine, nor have done any thing to hurt thee: but with peace have sent thee away increased with the blessing of the Lord.
    2630And he made them a feast, and after they had eaten and drunk:
    2631Arising in the morning, they swore one to another: and Isaac sent them away peaceably to their own home.
    2632And behold the same day the servants of Isaac came, telling him of a well which they had digged, and saying: We have found water.
    2633Whereupon he called it Abundance: and the name of the city was called Bersabee, even to this day.
    2634And Esau being forty years old, married wives, Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hethite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon of the same place.
    2635And they both offended the mind of Isaac and Rebecca.
    2701Now Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, and he could not see: and he called Esau, his elder son, and said to him: My son? And he answered: Here I am.
    2702And his father said to him: Thou seest that I am old, and know not the day of my death.
    2703Take thy arms, thy quiver, and bow, and go abroad: and when thou hast taken some thing by hunting,
    2704Make me savoury meat thereof, as thou knowest I like, and bring it, that I may eat: and my soul may bless thee before I die.
    2705And when Rebecca had heard this, and he was gone into the field to fulfill his father's commandment,
    2706She said to her son Jacob: I heard thy father talking with Esau thy brother, and saying to him:
    2707Bring me of thy hunting, and make me meats that I may eat, and bless thee in the sight of the Lord, before I die.
    2708Now, therefore, my son, follow my counsel:
    2709And go thy way to the flock, bring me two kids of the best, that I may make of them meat for thy father, such as he gladly eateth:
    2710Which when thou hast brought in, and he hath eaten, he may bless thee before he die.
    2711And he answered her: Thou knowest that Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am smooth.
    2712If my father shall feel me, and perceive it, I fear lest he will think I would have mocked him, and I shall bring upon me a curse instead of a blessing.
    2713And his mother said to him: Upon me be this curse, my son: only hear thou my voice, and go, fetch me the things which I have said.
    2714He went, and brought, and gave them to his mother. She dressed meats, such as she knew his father liked.
    2715And she put on him very good garments of Esau, which she had at home with her:
    2716And the little skins of the kids she put about his hands, and covered the bare of his neck.
    2717And she gave him the savoury meat, and delivered him bread that she had baked.
    2718Which when he had carried in, he said: My father? But he answered: I hear. Who art thou, my son?
    2719And Jacob said: I am Esau thy firstborn: I have done as thou didst command me: arise, sit, and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
    2720And Isaac said to his son: How couldst thou find it so quickly, my son? He answered: It was the will of God, that what I sought came quickly in my way.
    2721And Isaac said: Come hither, that I may feel thee, my son, and may prove whether thou be my son Esau, or not.
    2722He came near to his father, and when he had felt him, Isaac said: The voice indeed is the voice of Jacob; but the hands are the hands of Esau.
    2723And he knew him not, because his hairy hands made him like to the elder. Then blessing him,
    2724He said: Art thou my son Esau? He answered: I am.
    2725Then he said: Bring me the meats of thy hunting, my son, that my soul may bless thee. And when they were brought, and he had eaten, he offered him wine also, which after he had drunk,
    2726He said to him: Come near me, and give me a kiss, my son.
    2727He came near, and kissed him. And immediately as he smelled the fragrant smell of his garments, blessing him, he said: Behold the smell of my son is as the smell of a plentiful field, which the Lord hath blessed.
    2728God give thee the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, abundance of corn and wine.
    2729And let peoples serve thee, and tribes worship thee: be thou lord of thy brethren, and let thy mother's children bow down before thee. Cursed be he that curseth thee: and let him that blesseth thee be filled with blessings.
    2730Isaac had scarce ended his words, when Jacob being now gone out abroad, Esau came,
    2731And brought in to his father meats made of what he had taken in hunting, saying: Arise, my father, and eat of thy son's venison; that thy soul may bless me.
    2732And Isaac said to him: Why! who art thou? He answered: I am thy firstborn son Esau.
    2733Isaac was struck with fear, and astonished exceedingly: and wondering beyond what can be believed, said Who is he then that even now brought me venison that he had taken, and I ate of all before thou camest? and I have blessed him, and he shall be blessed.
    2734Esau having heard his father's words, roared out with a great cry: and being in a great consternation, said: Bless me also, my father.
    2735And he said: Thy brother came deceitfully and got thy blessing.
    2736But he said again: Rightly is his name called Jacob; for he hath supplanted me lo this second time: my first birthright he took away before, and now this second time he hath stolen away my blessing. And again he said to his father: Hast thou not reserved me also a blessing?
    2737Isaac answered: I have appointed him thy lord, and have made all his brethren his servants: I have established him with corn and wine, and after this, what shall I do more for thee, my son?
    2738And Esau said to him: Hast thou only one blessing, father? I beseech thee bless me also. And when he wept with a loud cry,
    2739Isaac being moved, said to him: In the fat of the earth, and in the dew of heaven from above,
    2740Shall thy blessing be. Thou shalt live by the sword and shalt serve thy brother: and the time shall come, when thou shalt shake off and loose his yoke from thy neck.
    2741Esau therefore always hated Jacob for the blessing wherewith his father had blessed him: and he said in his heart: The days will come of the mourning of my father, and I will kill my brother Jacob.
    2742These things were told to Rebecca: and she sent and called Jacob her son, and said to him: Behold Esau thy brother threateneth to kill thee.
    2743Now therefore, my son, hear my voice: arise and flee to Laban my brother to Haran:
    2744And thou shalt dwell with him a few days, till the wrath of thy brother be assuaged,
    2745And his indignation cease, and he forget the things thou hast done to him: afterwards I will send, and bring thee from thence hither. Why shall I be deprived of both my sons in one day?
    2746And Rebecca said to Isaac: I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the stock of this land, I choose not to live.
    2801And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, saying: Take not a wife of the stock of Chanaan:
    2802But go, and take a journey to Mesopotamia of Syria, to the house of Bathuel thy mother's father, and take thee a wife thence of the daughters of Laban thy uncle.
    2803And God almighty bless thee, and make thee to increase, and multiply thee: that thou mayst be a multitude of people.
    2804And give the blessings of Abraham to thee, and to thy seed after thee: that thou mayst possess the land of thy sojournment, which he promised to thy grandfather.
    2805And when Isaac had sent him away, he took his journey and went to Mesopotamia of Syria to Laban the son of Bathuel the Syrian, brother to Rebecca his mother.
    2806And Esau seeing that his father had blessed Jacob, and had sent him into Mesopotamia of Syria, to marry a wife thence; and that after the blessing he had charged him, saying: Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Chanaan:
    2807And that Jacob obeying his parents was gone into Syria:
    2808Experiencing also that his father was not well pleased with the daughters of Chanaan:
    2809He went to Ismael, and took to wife, besides them he had before, Maheleth the daughter of Ismael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nabajoth.
    2810But Jacob being departed from Bersabee, went on to Haran.
    2811And when he was come to a certain place, and would rest in it after sunset, he took of the stones that lay there, and putting under his head, slept in the same place.
    2812And he saw in his sleep a ladder standing upon the earth, and the top thereof touching heaven: the angels also of God ascending and descending by it;
    2813And the Lord leaning upon the ladder, saying to him: I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac; the land, wherein thou sleepest, I will give to thee and to thy seed.
    2814And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth: thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and IN THEE and thy seed all the tribes of the earth SHALL BE BLESSED.
    2815And I will be thy keeper whithersoever thou goest, and will bring thee back into this land: neither will I leave thee, till I shall have accomplished all that I have said.
    2816And when Jacob awaked out of sleep, he said: Indeed the Lord is in this place, and I knew it not.
    2817And trembling he said: How terrible is this place! this is no other but the house of God, and the gate of heaven.
    2818And Jacob, arising in the morning, took the stone, which he had laid under his head, and set it up for a title, pouring oil upon the top of it.
    2819And he called the name of the city Bethel, which before was called Luza.
    2820And he made a vow, saying: If God shall be with me, and shall keep me in the way by which I walk, and shall give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
    2821And I shall return prosperously to my father's house: the Lord shall be my God:
    2822And this stone, which I have set up for a title, shall be called the house of God: and of all things that thou shalt give to me, I will offer tithes to thee.
    2901Then Jacob went on in his journey, and came into the east country.
    2902And he saw a well in the field, and three flocks of sheep lying by it: for the beasts were watered out of it, and the mouth thereof was closed with a great stone.
    2903And the custom was, when all the sheep were gathered together to roll away the stone, and after the sheep were watered, to put it on the mouth of the well again.
    2904And he said to the shepherds: Brethren, whence are you? They answered: Of Haran.
    2905And he asked them, saying: Know you Laban the son of Nachor? They said: We know him.
    2906He said: Is he in health? He is in health, say they: and behold Rachel his daughter cometh with his flock.
    2907And Jacob said: There is yet much day remaining, neither is it time to bring the flocks into the folds again: first give the sheep drink, and so lead them back to feed.
    2908They answered: We cannot, till all the cattle be gathered together, and we remove the stone from the well's mouth, that we may water the flocks.
    2909They were yet speaking, and behold Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she fed the flock.
    2910And when Jacob saw her, and knew her to be his cousin-german, and that they were the sheep of Laban, his uncle: he removed the stone wherewith the well was closed.
    2911And having watered the flock, he kissed her: and lifting up his voice, wept.
    2912And he told her that he was her father's brother, and the son of Rebecca: but she went in haste and told her father.
    2913Who, when he heard that Jacob his sister's son was come, ran forth to meet him; and embracing him, and heartily kissing him, brought him into his house. And when he had heard the causes of his journey,
    2914He answered: Thou art my bone and my flesh. And after the days of one month were expired,
    2915He said to him: Because thou art my brother, shalt thou serve me without wages? Tell me what wages thou wilt have.
    2916Now he had two daughters, the name of the elder was Lia: and the younger was called Rachel.
    2917But Lia was blear eyed: Rachel was well favoured, and of a beautiful countenance.
    2918And Jacob being in love with her, said: I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
    2919Laban answered: It is better that I give her to thee than to another man; stay with me.
    2920So Jacob served seven years for Rachel: and they seemed but a few days, because of the greatness of his love.
    2921And he said to Laban: Give me my wife; for now the time is fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
    2922And he, having invited a great number of his friends to the feast, made the marriage.
    2923And at night he brought in Lia his daughter to him,
    2924Giving his daughter a handmaid, named Zelpha. Now when Jacob had gone in to her according to custom when morning was come he saw it was Lia:
    2925And he said to his father in law: What is it that thou didst mean to do? did not I serve thee for Rachel? why hast thou deceived me?
    2926Laban answered: It is not the custom in this place, to give the younger in marriage first.
    2927Make up the week of days of this match: and I will give thee her also, for the service that thou shalt render me other seven years.
    2928He yielded to his pleasure: and after the week was past, he married Rachel:
    2929To whom her father gave Bala for her servant.
    2930And having at length obtained the marriage he wished for, he preferred the love of the latter before the former, and served with him other seven years.
    2931And the Lord seeing that he despised Lia, opened her womb, but her sister remained barren.
    2932And she conceived and bore a son, and called his name Ruben, saying: The Lord saw my affliction: now my husband will love me.
    2933And again she conceived and bore a son, and said: Because the Lord heard that I was despised, he hath given this also to me: and she called his name Simeon.
    2934And she conceived the third time, and bore another son: and said: Now also my husband will be joined to me, because I have borne him three sons: and therefore she called his name Levi.
    2935The fourth time she conceived and bore a son, and said: now will I praise the Lord: and for this she called him Juda. And she left bearing.
    3001And Rachel, seeing herself without children, envied her sister, and said to her husband: Give me children, otherwise I shall die.
    3002And Jacob being angry with her, answered: Am I as God, who hath deprived thee of the fruit of thy womb?
    3003But she said: I have here my servant Bala: go in unto her, that she may bear upon my knees, and I may have children by her.
    3004And she gave him Bala in marriage: who,
    3005When her husband had gone in unto her, conceived and bore a son.
    3006And Rachel said: The Lord hath judged for me, and hath heard my voice, giving me a son, and therefore she called his name Dan.
    3007And again Bala conceived and bore another,
    3008For whom Rachel said: God hath compared me with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called him Nephtali.
    3009Lia, perceiving that she had left off bearing, gave Zelpha her handmaid to her husband.
    3010And when she had conceived and brought forth a son,
    3011She said: Happily. And therefore called his name Gad.
    3012Zelpha also bore another.
    3013And Lia said: This is for my happiness: for women will call me blessed. Therefore she called him Aser.
    3014And Ruben, going out in the time of the wheat harvest into the field, found mandrakes: which he brought to his mother Lia. And Rachel said: Give me part of thy son's mandrakes.
    3015She answered: Dost thou think it a small matter, that thou hast taken my husband from me, unless thou take also my son's mandrakes? Rachel said: He shall sleep with thee this night, for thy son's mandrakes.
    3016And when Jacob returned at even from the field, Lia went out to meet him, and said: Thou shalt come in unto me, because I have hired thee for my son's mandrakes. And he slept with her that night.
    3017And God heard her prayers: and she conceived and bore the fifth son,
    3018And said: God hath given me a reward, because I gave my handmaid to my husband. And she called his name Issachar.
    3019And Lia conceived again, and bore the sixth son,
    3020And said: God hath endowed me with a good dowry: this turn also my husband will be with me, because I have borne him six sons: and therefore she called his name Zabulon.
    3021After whom she bore a daughter, named Dina.
    3022The Lord also remembering Rachel, heard her, and opened her womb.
    3023And she conceived, and bore a son, saying: God hath taken away my reproach.
    3024And she called his name Joseph, saying: The Lord give me also another son.
    3025And when Joseph was born, Jacob said to his father in law: Send me away that I may return into my country, and to my land.
    3026Give me my wives, and my children, for whom I have served thee, that I may depart: thou knowest the service that I have rendered thee.
    3027Laban said to him: Let me find favour in thy sight: I have learned by experience, that God hath blessed me for thy sake.
    3028Appoint thy wages which I shall give thee.
    3029But he answered: Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how great thy possession hath been in my hands.
    3030Thou hadst but little before I came to thee, and now thou art become rich: and the Lord hath blessed thee at my coming. It is reasonable therefore that I should now provide also for my own house.
    3031And Laban said: What shall I give thee? But he said: I require nothing: but if thou wilt do what I demand, I will feed, and keep thy sheep again.
    3032Go round through all thy flocks, and separate all the sheep of divers colours, and speckled: and all that is brown and spotted, and of divers colours, as well among the sheep, as among the goats, shall be my wages.
    3033And my justice shall answer for me to morrow before thee when the time of the bargain shall come: and all that is not of divers colours, and spotted, and brown, as well among the sheep as among the goats, shall accuse me of theft.
    3034And Laban said: I like well what thou demandest.
    3035And he separated the same day the she goats, and the sheep, and the he goats, and the rams of divers colours, and spotted: and all the flock of one colour, that is, of white and black fleece, he delivered into the hands of his sons.
    3036And he set the space of three days' journey betwixt himself and his son in law, who fed the rest of his flock.
    3037And Jacob took green rods of poplar, and of almond, and of plane trees, and pilled them in part: so when the bark was taken off, in the parts that were pilled, there appeared whiteness: but the parts that were whole remained green: and by this means the colour was divers.
    3038And he put them in the troughs, where the water was poured out: that when the flocks should come to drink, they might have the rods before their eyes, and in the sight of them might conceive.
    3039And it came to pass that in the very heat of coition, the sheep beheld the rods, and brought forth spotted, and of divers colours, and speckled.
    3040And Jacob separated the flock, and put the rods in the troughs before the eyes of the rams: and all the white and the black were Laban's: and the rest were Jacob's, when the flocks were separated one from the other.
    3041So when the ewes went first to ram, Jacob put the rods in the troughs of water before the eyes of the rams, and of the ewes, that they might conceive while they were looking upon them:
    3042But when the latter coming was, and the last conceiving, he did not put them. And those that were lateward, became Laban's: and they of the first time, Jacob's.
    3043And the man was enriched exceedingly, and he had many flocks, maid servants and men servants, camels and asses.
    3101But after that he heard the words of the sons of Laban, saying: Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's, and being enriched by his substance is become great:
    3102And perceiving also that Laban's countenance was not towards him as yesterday and the other day,
    3103Especially the Lord saying to him: Return into the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred, and I will be with thee.
    3104He sent, and called Rachel and Lia into the field, where he fed the flocks,
    3105And said to them: I see your father's countenance is not towards me as yesterday and the other day: but the God of my father hath been with me.
    3106And you know that I have served your father to the uttermost of my power.
    3107Yea, your father also hath overreached me, and hath changed my wages ten times: and yet God hath not suffered him to hurt me.
    3108If at any time he said: The speckled shall be thy wages: all the sheep brought forth speckled: but when he said on the contrary: Thou shalt take all the white ones for thy wages: all the flocks brought forth white ones.
    3109And God hath taken your father's substance, and given it to me.
    3110For after that time came of the ewes conceiving, I lifted up my eyes, and saw in my sleep that the males which leaped upon the females were of divers colours, and spotted, and speckled.
    3111And the angel of God said to me in my sleep: Jacob? And I answered: Here I am.
    3112And he said: Lift up thy eyes, and see that all the males leaping upon the females, are of divers colours, spotted, and speckled. For I have seen all that Laban hath done to thee.
    3113I am the God of Bethel, where thou didst anoint the stone, and make a vow to me. Now therefore arise, and go out of this land, and return into thy native country.
    3114And Rachel and Lia answered: Have we any thing left among the goods and inheritance of our father's house?
    3115Hath he not counted us as strangers and sold us, and eaten up the price of us?
    3116But God hath taken our father's riches, and delivered them to us, and to our children: wherefore do all that God hath commanded thee.
    3117Then Jacob rose up, and having set his children and wives upon camels, went his way.
    3118And he took all his substance, and flocks, and whatsoever he had gotten in Mesopotamia, and went forward to Isaac his father to the land of Chanaan.
    3119At that time Laban was gone to shear his sheep, and Rachel stole away her father's idols.
    3120And Jacob would not confess to his father in law that he was flying away.
    3121And when he was gone, together with all that belonged to him, and having passed the river, was going on towards mount Galaad,
    3122It was told Laban on the third day that Jacob fled.
    3123And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days; and overtook him in the mount of Galaad.
    3124And he saw in a dream God saying to him: Take heed thou speak not any thing harshly against Jacob.
    3125Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mountain: and when he with his brethren had overtaken him, he pitched his tent in the same mount of Galaad.
    3126And he said to Jacob: Why hast thou done thus, to carry away, without my knowledge, my daughters, as captives taken with the sword.
    3127Why wouldst thou run away privately and not acquaint me, that I might have brought thee on the way with joy, and with songs, and with timbrels, and with harps?
    3128Thou hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and daughters: thou hast done foolishly: and now, indeed,
    3129It is in my power to return thee evil: but the God of your father said to me yesterday: Take heed thou speak not any thing harshly against Jacob.
    3130Suppose thou didst desire to go to thy friends, and hadst a longing after thy father's house: why hast thou stolen away my gods?
    3131Jacob answered: That I departed unknown to thee, it was for fear lest thou wouldst take away thy daughters by force.
    3132But whereas thou chargest me with theft: with whomsoever thou shalt find thy gods, let him be slain before our brethren. Search, and if thou find any of thy things with me, take them away. Now when he said this, he knew not that Rachel had stolen the idols.
    3133So Laban went into the tent of Jacob, and of Lia, and of both the handmaids, and found them not. And when he was entered into Rachel's tent,
    3134She in haste hid the idols under the camel's furniture, and sat upon them: and when he had searched all the tent, and found nothing,
    3135She said: Let not my lord be angry that I cannot rise up before thee, because it has now happened to me, according to the custom of women, So his careful search was in vain.
    3136And Jacob being angry, said in a chiding manner: For what fault of mine, and for what offence on my part hast thou so hotly pursued me,
    3137And searched all my household stuff? What hast thou found of all the substance of thy house? lay it here before my brethren, and thy brethren, and let them judge between me and thee.
    3138Have I therefore been with thee twenty years? thy ewes and goats were not barren, the rams of thy flocks I did not eat:
    3139Neither did I shew thee that which the beast had torn, I made good all the damage: whatsoever was lost by theft, thou didst exact it of me:
    3140Day and night was I parched with heat, and with frost, and sleep departed from my eyes.
    3141And in this manner have I served thee in thy house twenty years, fourteen for thy daughters, and six for thy flocks: thou hast changed also my wages ten times.
    3142Unless the God of my father Abraham, and the fear of Isaac had stood by me, peradventure now thou hadst sent me away naked: God beheld my affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesterday.
    3143Laban answered him: The daughters are mine and the children, and thy flocks, and all things that thou seest are mine: what can I do to my children, and grandchildren?
    3144Come therefore, let us enter into a league: that it may be for a testimony between me and thee.
    3145And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a title:
    3146And he said to his brethren: Bring hither stones. And they gathering stones together, made a heap, and they ate upon it.
    3147And Laban called it The witness heap: and Jacob, The hillock of testimony: each of them according to the propriety of his language.
    3148And Laban said: This heap shall be a witness between me and thee this day, and therefore the name thereof was called Galaad, that is, The witness heap.
    3149The Lord behold and judge between us when we shall be gone one from the other.
    3150If thou afflict my daughters, and if thou bring in other wives over them: none is witness of our speech but God, who is present and beholdeth.
    3151And he said again to Jacob: Behold, this heap, and the stone which I have set up between me and thee,
    3152Shall be a witness: this heap, I say, and the stone, be they for a testimony, if either I shall pass beyond it going towards thee, or thou shalt pass beyond it, thinking harm to me.
    3153The God of Abraham, and the God of Nachor, the God of their father, judge between us. And Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.
    3154And after he had offered sacrifices in the mountain, he called his brethren to eat bread. And when they had eaten, they lodged there:
    3155But Laban arose in the night, and kissed his sons, and daughters, and blessed them: and returned to his place.
    3201Jacob also went on the journey he had begun: and the angels of God met him.
    3202And when he saw them, he said: These are the camps of God, and he called the name of that place Mahanaim, that is, Camps.
    3203And he sent messengers before him to Esau his brother to the land of Seir to the country of Edom:
    3204And he commanded them, saying: Thus shall ye speak to my lord Esau: Thus saith thy brother Jacob: I have sojourned with Laban, and have been with him until this day.
    3205I have oxen, and asses, and sheep, and menservants, and womenservants: and now I send a message to my lord, that I may find favour in thy sight.
    3206And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying: We came to Esau thy brother, and behold he cometh with speed to meet thee with four hundred men.
    3207Then Jacob was greatly afraid; and in his fear divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and the sheep, and the oxen, and the camels, into two companies,
    3208Saying: If Esau come to one company and destroy it, the other company that is left shall escape.
    3209And Jacob said: O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, O Lord, who saidst to me: Return to thy land and to the place of thy birth, and I will do well for thee,
    3210I am not worthy of the least of all thy mercies, and of thy truth which thou hast fulfilled to thy servant. With my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I return with two companies.
    3211Deliver me from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am greatly afraid of him: lest perhaps he come, and kill the mother with the children.
    3212Thou didst say that thou wouldst do well by me, and multiply my seed like the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
    3213And when he had slept there that night, he set apart, of the things which he had, presents for his brother Esau.
    3214Two hundred she goats, twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,
    3215Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and twenty bulls, twenty she asses, and ten of their foals.
    3216And he sent them by the hands of his servants, every drove by itself, and he said to his servants: Go before me, and let there be a space between drove and drove.
    3217And he commanded the first, saying: If thou meet my brother Esau, and he ask thee: Whose art thou? or whither goest thou? or whose are these before thee?
    3218Thou shalt answer: Thy servant Jacob's: he hath sent them as a present to my lord Esau: and he cometh after us.
    3219In like manner he commanded the second and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying: Speak ye the same words to Esau, when ye find him.
    3220And ye shall add: Thy servant Jacob himself also followeth after us: for he said: I will appease him with the presents that go before, and afterwards I will see him, perhaps he will be gracious to me.
    3221So the presents went before him, but himself lodged that night in the camp.
    3222And rising early he took his two wives, and his two handmaids, with his eleven sons, and passed over the ford of Jaboc.
    3223And when all things were brought over that belonged to him,
    3224He remained alone: and behold a man wrestled with him till morning.
    3225And when he saw that he could not overcome him, he touched the sinew of his thigh, and forthwith it shrank.
    3226And he said to him: Let me go, for it is break of day. He answered: I will not let thee go except thou bless me.
    3227And he said: What is thy name? He answered: Jacob.
    3228But he said: Thy name shall not be called Jacob, but Israel: for if thou hast been strong against God, how much more shalt thou prevail against men?
    3229Jacob asked him, Tell me by what name art thou called? He answered: Why dost thou ask my name? And he blessed him in the same place.
    3230And Jacob called the name of the place Phanuel, saying: I have seen God face to face, and my soul has been saved.
    3231And immediately the sun rose upon him, after he was past Phanuel; but he halted on his foot.
    3232Therefore the children of Israel, unto this day, eat not the sinew, that shrank in Jacob's thigh: because he touched the sinew of his thigh and it shrank.
    3301And Jacob lifting up his eyes, saw Esau coming, and with him four hundred men: and he divided the children of Lia, and of Rachel, and of the two handmaids:
    3302And he put both the handmaids and their children foremost: and Lia and her children in the second place: and Rachel and Joseph last.
    3303And he went forward and bowed down with his face to the ground seven times until his brother came near.
    3304Then Esau ran to meet his brother, and embraced him: and clasping him fast about the neck, and kissing him, wept.
    3305And lifting up his eyes, he saw the women and their children, and said: What mean these? And do they belong to thee? He answered: They are the children which God hath given to me thy servant.
    3306Then the handmaids and their children came near, and bowed themselves.
    3307Lia also with her children came near, and bowed down in like manner, and last of all Joseph and Rachel bowed down.
    3308And Esau said: What are the droves that I met? He answered: That I might find favour before my lord.
    3309But he said: I have plenty, my brother, keep what is thine for thyself.
    3310And Jacob said: Do not so I beseech thee, but if I have found favour in thy eyes, receive a little present at my hands: for I have seen thy face, as if I should have seen the countenance of God: be gracious to me,
    3311And take the blessing, which I have brought thee, and which God hath given me, who giveth all things. He took it with much ado at his brother's earnest pressing him,
    3312And said: Let us go on together, and I will accompany thee in thy journey.
    3313And Jacob said: My lord, thou knowest that I have with me tender children, and sheep, and kine with young: which if I should cause to be overdriven, in one day all the flocks will die.
    3314May it please my lord to go before his servant: and I will follow softly after him, as I shall see my children to be able, until I come to my lord in Seir.
    3315Esau answered: I beseech thee, that some of the people at least, who are with me, may stay to accompany thee in the way. And he said: There is no necessity: I want nothing else but only to find favour, my lord, in thy sight.
    3316So Esau returned, that day, the way that he came, to Seir.
    3317And Jacob came to Socoth: where having built a house, and pitched tents, he called the name of the place Socoth, that is, Tents.
    3318And he passed over to Salem, a city of the Sichemites, which is in the land of Chanaan, after he returned from Mesopotamia of Syria: and he dwelt by the town:
    3319And he bought that part of the field, in which he pitched his tents, of the children of Hemor, the father of Sichem for a hundred lambs.
    3320And raising an altar there, he invoked upon it the most mighty God of Israel.
    3401And Dina the daughter of Lia went out to see the women of that country.
    3402And when Sichem the son of Hemor the Hevite, the prince of that land, saw her, he was in love with her: and took her away, and lay with her, ravishing the virgin.
    3403And his soul was fast knit unto her, and whereas she was sad, he comforted her with sweet words.
    3404And going to Hemor his father, he said: Get me this damsel to wife.
    3405But when Jacob had heard this, his sons being absent, and employed in feeding the cattle, he held his peace till they came back.
    3406And when Hemor the father of Sichem was come out to speak to Jacob,
    3407Behold his sons came from the field: and hearing what had passed, they were exceeding angry, because he had done a foul thing in Israel, and committed an unlawful act, in ravishing Jacob's daughter,
    3408And Hemor spoke to them: The soul of my son Sichem has a longing for your daughter: give her him to wife:
    3409And let us contract marriages one with another: give us your daughters and take you our daughters,
    3410And dwell with us: the land is at your command, till, trade, and possess it.
    3411Sichem also said to her father and to her brethren: Let me find favour in your sight: and whatsoever you shall appoint I will give.
    3412Raise the dowry, and ask gifts, and I will gladly give what you shall demand: only give me this damsel to wife.
    3413The sons of Jacob answered Sichem and his father deceitfully, being enraged at the deflowering of their sister:
    3414We cannot do what you demand, nor give our sister to one that is uncircumcised, which with us is unlawful and abominable.
    3415But in this we may be allied with you, if you will be like us, and all the male sex among you be circumcised:
    3416Then will we mutually give and take your daughters, and ours: and we will dwell with you, and will be one people:
    3417But if you will not be circumcised, we will take our daughter and depart:
    3418Their offer pleased Hemor, and Sichem his son:
    3419And the young man made no delay, but forthwith fulfilled what was required, for he loved the damsel exceedingly, and he was the greatest man in all his father's house.
    3420And going into the gate of the city they spoke to the people:
    3421These men are peaceable and willing to dwell with us: let them trade in the land, and till it, which being large and wide wanteth men to till it: we shall take their daughters for wives, and we will give them ours.
    3422One thing there is for which so great a good is deferred: We must circumcise every male among us, following the manner of the nation.
    3423And their substance, and cattle, and all that they possess, shall be ours: only in this let us condescend, and by dwelling together, we shall make one people.
    3424And they all agreed, and circumcised all the males.
    3425And behold the third day, when the pain of the wound was greatest, two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, the brothers of Dina, taking their swords, entered boldly into the city, and slew all the men:
    3426And they killed also Hemor and Sichem, and took away their sister Dina, out of Sichem's house.
    3427And when they were gone out, the other sons of Jacob came upon the slain; and plundered the city in revenge of the rape.
    3428And they took their sheep and their herds and their asses, wasting all they had in their houses and in the fields.
    3429And their children and wives they took captive,
    3430And when they had boldly perpetrated these things, Jacob said to Simeon and Levi: You have troubled me, and made me hateful to the Chanaanites and Pherezites, the inhabitants of this land: we are few: they will gather themselves together and kill me; and both I, and my house, shall be destroyed.
    3431They answered: Should they abuse our sister as a strumpet?
    3501In the meantime God said to Jacob: Arise, and go up to Bethel, and dwell there, and make there an altar to God, who appeared to thee when thou didst flee from Esau thy brother.
    3502And Jacob having called together all his household, said: Cast away the strange gods that are among you, and be cleansed and change your garments.
    3503Arise, and let us go up to Bethel, that we may make there an altar to God: who heard me in the day of my affliction, and accompanied me in my journey.
    3504So they gave him all the strange gods they had, and the earrings which were in their ears: and he buried them under the turpentine tree, that is behind the city of Sichem.
    3505And when they were departed, the terror of God fell upon all the cities round about, and they durst not pursue after them as they went away.
    3506And Jacob came to Luza, which is in the land of Chanaan, surnamed Bethel: he and all the people that were with him.
    3507And he built there an altar, and called the name of that place, The house of God: for there God appeared to him when he fled from his brother.
    3508At the same time Debora the nurse of Rebecca died, and was buried at the foot of Bethel under an oak: and the name of that place was called, The oak of weeping.
    3509And God appeared again to Jacob, after he returned from Mesopotamia of Syria, and he blessed him,
    3510Saying: Thou shalt not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name. And he called him Israel.
    3511And said to him: I am God Almighty, increase thou and be multiplied. Nations and peoples of nations shall be from thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins.
    3512And the land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give to thee, and to thy seed after thee.
    3513And he departed from him.
    3514But he set up a monument of stone, in the place where God had spoken to him: pouring drink offerings upon it, and pouring oil thereon:
    3515And calling the name of that place Bethel.
    3516And going forth from thence, he came in the springtime to the land which leadeth to Ephrata: wherein when Rachel was in travail,
    3517By reason of her hard labour she began to be in danger, and the midwife said to her: Fear not, for thou shalt have this son also.
    3518And when her soul was departing for pain, and death was now at hand, she called the name of her son Benoni, that is, The son of my pain: but his father called him Benjamin, that is, The son of the right hand.
    3519So Rachel died, and was buried in the highway that leadeth to Ephrata, this is Bethlehem.
    3520And Jacob erected a pillar over her sepulchre: this is the pillar of Rachel's monument, to this day.
    3521Departing thence, he pitched his tent beyond the Flock tower.
    3522And when he dwelt in that country, Ruben went, and slept with Bala, the concubine of his father: which he was not ignorant of. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve.
    3523The sons of Lia: Ruben the firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Juda, and Issachar, and Zabulon.
    3524The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.
    3525The sons of Bala, Rachel's handmaid: Dan and Nephtali.
    3526The sons of Zelpha, Lia's handmaid: Gad and Aser: these are the sons of Jacob, that were born to him in Mesopotamia of Syria.
    3527And he came to Isaac his father in Mambre, the city of Arbee, this is Hebron: wherein Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
    3528And the days of Isaac were a hundred and eighty years.
    3529And being spent with age he died, and was gathered to his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
    3601And these are the generations of Esau, the same is Edom.
    3602Esau took wives of the daughters of Chanaan: Ada the daughter of Elon the Hethite, and Oolibama the daughter of Ana, the daughter of Sebeon the Hevite:
    3603And Basemath the daughter of Ismael, sister of Nabajoth.
    3604And Ada bore Eliphaz: Basemath bore Rahuel:
    3605Oolibama bore Jehus and Ihelon and Core. These are the sons of Esau, that were born to him in the land of Chanaan.
    3606And Esau took his wives and his sons and daughters, and every soul of his house, and his substance, and cattle, and all that he was able to acquire in the land of Chanaan: and went into another country, and departed from his brother Jacob.
    3607For they were exceeding rich, and could not dwell together: neither was the land in which they sojourned able to bear them, for the multitude of their flocks.
    3608And Esau dwelt in mount Seir: he is Edom.
    3609And these are the generations of Esau the father of Edom in mount Seir,
    3610And these the names of his sons: Eliphaz the son of Ada the wife of Esau: and Rahuel the son of Basemath his wife.
    3611And Eliphaz had sons: Theman, Omar, Sepho, and Gatham, and Cenez.
    3612And Thamna was the concubine of Eliphaz the son of Esau: and she bore him Amalech. These are the sons of Ada the wife of Esau.
    3613And the sons of Rahuel were Nahath and Zara, Samma and Meza. These were the sons of Basemath the wife of Esau.
    3614And these were the sons of Oolibama, the daughter of Ana, the daughter of Sebeon, the wife of Esau, whom she bore to him, Jehus, and Ihelon, and Core.
    3615These were dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the firstborn of Esau: duke Theman, duke Omar, duke Sepho, duke Cenez,
    3616Duke Core, duke Gatham, duke Amalech: these are the sons of Eliphaz, in the land of Edom, and these the sons of Ada.
    3617And these were the sons of Rahuel, the son of Esau: duke Nahath, duke Zara, duke Samma, duke Meza. And these are the dukes of Rahuel, in the land of Edom: these the sons of Basemath the wife of Esau.
    3618And these the sons of Oolibama the wife of Esau: duke Jehus, duke Ihelon, duke Core. These are the dukes of Oolibama, the daughter of Ana, and wife of Esau.
    3619These are the sons of Esau, and these the dukes of them: the same is Edom.
    3620These are the sons of Seir the Horrite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan, and Sobal, and Sebeon, and Ana,
    3621And Dison, and Eser, and Disan. These are dukes of the Horrites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom.
    3622And Lotan had sons: Hori and Heman. And the sister of Lotan was Thamna.
    3623And these the sons of Sobal: Alvan and Manahat, and Ebal, and Sepho, and Oman.
    3624And these the sons of Sebeon: Aia and Ana. This is Ana that found the hot waters in the wilderness, when he fed the asses of Sebeon his father:
    3625And he had a son Dison, and a daughter Oolibama.
    3626And these were the sons of Dison: Hamdan, and Eseban, and Jethram, and Charan.
    3627These also were the sons of Eser: Balaan, and Zavan, and Acan.
    3628And Disan had sons: Hus, and Aram.
    3629These were dukes of the Horrites: duke Lotan, duke Sobal, duke Sebeon, duke Ana,
    3630Duke Dison, duke Eser, duke Disan: these were dukes of the Horrites that ruled in the land of Seir.
    3631And the kings that ruled in the land of Edom, before the children of Israel had a king were these:
    3632.pBela the son of Beor, and the name of his city Denaba.
    3633And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zara of Bosra reigned in his stead.
    3634And when Jobab was dead, Husam of the land of the Themanites reigned in his stead.
    3635And after his death, Adad the son of Badad reigned in his stead, who defeated the Madianites in the country of Moab: and the name of his city was Avith.
    3636And when Adad was dead, there reigned in his stead, Semla of Masreca.
    3637.pAnd he being dead, Saul of the river Rohoboth, reigned in his stead.
    3638And when he also was dead, Balanan the son of Achobor succeeded to the kingdom.
    3639This man also being dead, Adar reigned in his place, and the name of his city was Phau: and his wife was called Meetabel, the daughter of Matred, daughter of Mezaab.
    3640And these are the names of the dukes of Esau in their kindreds, and places, and callings: duke Thamna, duke Alva, duke Jetheth,
    3641Duke Oolibama, duke Ela, duke Phinon,
    3642Duke Cenez, duke Theman, duke Mabsar,
    3643Duke Magdiel, duke Hiram: these are the dukes of Edom dwelling in the land of their government; the same is Esau the father of the Edomites.
    3701And Jacob dwelt in the land of Chanaan wherein his father sojourned.
    3702And these are his generations: Joseph, when he was sixteen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren, being but a boy: and he was with the sons of Bala and of Zelpha his father's wives: and he accused his brethren to his father of a most wicked crime.
    3703Now Israel loved Joseph above all his sons, because he had him in his old age: and he made him a coat of divers colours.
    3704And his brethren seeing that he was loved by his father, more than all his sons, hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.
    3705Now it fell out also that he told his brethren a dream, that he had dreamed: which occasioned them to hate him the more.
    3706And he said to them: Hear my dream which I dreamed.
    3707I thought we were binding sheaves in the field: and my sheaf arose as it were, and stood, and your sheaves standing about, bowed down before my sheaf.
    3708His brethren answered: Shalt thou be our king? or shall we be subject to thy dominion? Therefore this matter of his dreams and words ministered nourishment to their envy and hatred.
    3709He dreamed also another dream, which he told his brethren, saying: I saw in a dream, as it were the sun, and the moon, and eleven stars worshipping me.
    3710And when he had told this to his father and brethren, his father rebuked him, and said: What meaneth this dream that thou hast dreamed? shall I and thy mother, and thy brethren worship thee upon the earth?
    3711His brethren therefore envied him: but his father considered the thing with himself.
    3712And when his brethren abode in Sichem feeding their father's flocks,
    3713Israel said to him: Thy brethren feed the sheep in Sichem: come, I will send thee to them. And when he answered:
    3714I am ready: he said to him: Go, and see if all things be well with thy brethren, and the cattle: and bring me word again what is doing. So being sent from the vale of Hebron, he came to Sichem:
    3715And a man found him there wandering in the field, and asked what he sought.
    3716But he answered: I seek my brethren; tell me where they feed the flocks.
    3717And the man said to him: They are departed from this place: for I heard them say: Let us go to Dothain. And Joseph went forward after his brethren, and found them in Dothain.
    3718And when they saw him afar off, before he came nigh them, they thought to kill him.
    3719And said one to another: Behold the dreamer cometh.
    3720Come, let us kill him, and cast him into some old pit: and we will say: Some evil beast hath devoured him: and then it shall appear what his dreams avail him:
    3721And Ruben hearing this, endeavoured to deliver him out of their hands, and said:
    3722Do not take away his life, nor shed his blood: but cast him into this pit, that is in the wilderness, and keep your hands harmless: now he said this, being desirous to deliver him out of their hands and to restore him to his father.
    3723And as soon as he came to his brethren, they forthwith stript him of his outside coat, that was of divers colours:
    3724And cast him into an old pit, where there was no water.
    3725And sitting down to eat bread, they saw some Ismaelites on their way coming from Galaad, with their camels, carrying spices, and balm, and myrrh to Egypt.
    3726And Juda said to his brethren: What will it profit us to kill our brother, and conceal his blood?
    3727It is better that he be sold to the Ismaelites, and that our hands be not defiled: for he is our brother and our flesh. His brethren agreed to his words.
    3728And when the Madianite merchants passed by, they drew him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ismaelites, for twenty pieces of silver: and they led him into Egypt.
    3729And Ruben, returning to the pit, found not the boy:
    3730And rending his garments he went to his brethren, and said: The boy doth not appear and whither shall I go?
    3731And they took his coat, and dipped it in the blood of a kid, which they had killed:
    3732Sending some to carry it to their father, and to say: This we have found: see whether it be thy son's coat, or not.
    3733And the father acknowledging it, said: It is my son's coat, an evil wild beast hath eaten him, a beast hath devoured Joseph.
    3734And tearing his garments, he put on sackcloth, mourning for his son a long time.
    3735And all his children being gathered together to comfort their father in his sorrow, he would not receive comfort, but said: I will go down to my son into hell, mourning. And whilst he continued weeping,
    3736The Madianites sold Joseph in Egypt to Putiphar, an eunuch of Pharao, captain of the soldiers.
    3801At that time Juda went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Odollamite, named Hiras.
    3802And he saw there the daughter of a man of Chanaan, called Sue: and taking her to wife, he went in unto her.
    3803And she conceived, and bore a son, and called his name Her.
    3804And conceiving again, she bore a son, and called him Onan.
    3805She bore also a third: whom she called Sela. After whose birth, she ceased to bear any more.
    3806And Juda took a wife for Her his firstborn, whose name was Thamar.
    3807And Her, the firstborn of Juda, was wicked in the sight of the Lord: and was slain by him.
    3808Juda, therefore said to Onan his son: Go in to thy brother's wife and marry her, that thou mayst raise seed to thy brother.
    3809He knowing that the children should not be his, when he went in to his brother's wife, spilled his seed upon the ground, lest children should be born in his brother's name.
    3810And therefore the Lord slew him, because he did a detestable thing.
    3811Wherefore Juda said to Thamar his daughter in law: Remain a widow in thy father's house, till Sela my son grow up: for he was afraid lest he also might die, as his brethren did. She went her way and dwelt in her father's house.
    3812And after many days were past, the daughter of Sue the wife of Juda died: and when he had taken comfort after his mourning, he went up to Thamnas, to the shearers of his sheep, he and Hiras the Odollamite the shepherd of his flock.
    3813And it was told Thamar that her father in law was come up to Thamnas to shear his sheep.
    3814And she put off the garments of her widowhood, and took a veil: and changing her dress, sat in the cross way, that leadeth to Thamnas: because Sela was grown up, and she had not been married to him.
    3815When Juda saw her, he thought she was a harlot: for she had covered her face, lest she should be known.
    3816And going to her, he said: Suffer me to lie with thee: for he knew her not to be his daughter in law. And she answered: What wilt thou give me to enjoy my company?
    3817He said: I will send thee a kid out of the flock. And when she said again: I will suffer what thou wilt, if thou give a pledge, till thou send what thou promisest,
    3818Juda said: What wilt thou have for a pledge? She answered: Thy ring and bracelet, and the staff which thou holdest in thy hand. The woman therefore at one copulation conceived.
    3819And she arose and went her way: and putting off the apparel which she had taken, put on the garments of her widowhood.
    3820And Juda sent a kid by his shepherd, the Odollamite, that he might receive the pledge again, which he had given to the woman: but he, not finding her,
    3821Asked the men of that place: Where is the woman that sat in the cross way? And when they all made answer: There was no harlot in this place,
    3822He returned to Juda, and said to him: I have not found her; moreover the men of that place said to me, that there never sat a harlot there.
    3823Juda said: Let her take it to herself; surely she cannot charge us with a, lie: I sent the kid which I promised: and thou didst not find her.
    3824And behold after three months they told Juda, saying: Thamar, thy daughter in law hath played the harlot, and she appeareth to have a big belly. And Juda said: Bring her out that she may be burnt.
    3825But when she was led to execution, she sent to her father in law, saying: By the man, to whom these things belong, I am with child. See whose ring, and bracelet, and staff this is.
    3826But he acknowledging the gifts, said: She is juster than I: because I did not give her to Sela, my son. However, he knew her no more.
    3827And when she was ready to be brought to bed, there appeared twins in her womb: and in the very delivery of the infants, one put forth a hand, whereon the midwife tied a scarlet thread, saying:
    3828This shall come forth the first.
    3829But he drawing back his hand, the other came forth: and the woman said: Why is the partition divided for thee? and therefore called his name Phares.
    3830Afterwards his brother came out, on whose hand was the scarlet thread: and she called him Zara.
    3901And Joseph was brought into Egypt, and Putiphar an eunuch of Pharao, chief captain of the army, an Egyptian, bought him of the Ismaelites, by whom he was brought.
    3902And the Lord was with him, and he was a prosperous man in all things: and he dwelt in his master's house,
    3903Who knew very well that the Lord was with him, and made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
    3904And Joseph found favour in the sight of his master, and ministered to him: and being set over all by him, he governed the house committed to him, and all things that were delivered to him:
    3905And the Lord blessed the house of the Egyptian for Joseph's sake, and multiplied all his substance, both at home, and in the fields.
    3906Neither knew he any other thing, but the bread which he ate. And Joseph was of a beautiful countenance, and comely to behold.
    3907And after many days his mistress cast her eyes on Joseph, and said: Lie with me.
    3908But he, in no wise consenting to that wicked act, said to her: Behold, my master hath delivered all things to me, and knoweth not what he hath in his own house:
    3909Neither is there any thing which is not in my power, or that he hath not delivered to me, but thee, who art his wife: how then can I do this wicked thing, and sin against my God?
    3910With such words as these day by day, both the woman was importunate with the young man, and he refused the adultery.
    3911Now it happened on a certain day, that Joseph went into the house, and was doing some business without any, man with him:
    3912And she catching the skirt of his garment, said: Lie with me. But he leaving the garment in her hand, fled, and went out.
    3913And when the woman saw the garment in her hands, and herself disregarded,
    3914She called to her the men of her house, and said to them: See, he hath brought in a Hebrew, to abuse us: he came in to me, to lie with me: and when I cried out,
    3915And he heard my voice, he left the garment that I held, and got him out.
    3916For a proof therefore of her fidelity, she kept the garment, and shewed it to her husband when he returned home:
    3917And said: The Hebrew servant, whom thou hast brought, came to me to abuse me.
    3918And when he heard me cry, he left the garment which I held, and fled out.
    3919His master hearing these things, and giving too much credit to his wife's words, was very angry.
    3920And cast Joseph into the prison, where the king's prisoners were kept, and he was there shut up.
    3921But the Lord was with Joseph and having mercy upon him gave him favour in the sight of the chief keeper of the prison:
    3922Who delivered into his hand all the prisoners that were kept in custody: and whatsoever was done was under him.
    3923Neither did he himself know any thing, having committed all things to him: for the Lord was with him, and made all that he did to prosper.
    4001After this, it came to pass, that two eunuchs, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, offended their lord.
    4002And Pharao being angry with them (now the one was chief butler, the other chief baker)
    4003He sent them to the prison of the commander of the soldiers, in which Joseph also was prisoner,
    4004But the keeper of the prison delivered them to Joseph, and he served them. Some little time passed, and they were kept in custody.
    4005And they both dreamed a dream the same night, according to the interpretation agreeing to themselves:
    4006And when Joseph was come in to them in the morning, and saw them sad,
    4007He asked them, saying: Why is your countenance sadder to day than usual?
    4008They answered: We have dreamed a dream, and there is nobody to interpret it to us. And Joseph said to them: Doth not interpretation belong to God? Tell me what you have dreamed.
    4009The chief butler first told his dream: I saw before me a vine,
    4010On which were three branches, which by little and little sent out buds, and after the blossoms brought forth ripe grapes:
    4011And the cup of Pharao was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into the cup which I held, and I gave the cup to Pharao.
    4012Joseph answered: This is the interpretation of the dream: The three branches are yet three days:
    4013After which Pharao will remember thy service, and will restore thee to thy former place: and thou shalt present him the cup according to thy office, as before thou wast wont to do.
    4014Only remember me, when it shall be well with thee, and do me this kindness: to put Pharao in mind to take me out of this prison:
    4015For I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews, and here without any fault was cast into the dungeon.
    4016The chief baker seeing that he had wisely interpreted the dream, said: I also dreamed a dream, That I had three baskets of meal upon my head:
    4017And that in one basket which was uppermost, I carried all meats that are made by the art of baking, and that the birds ate out of it.
    4018Joseph answered: This is the interpretation of the dream: The three baskets are yet three days:
    4019After which Pharao will take thy head from thee, and hang thee on a cross, and the birds shall tear thy flesh.
    4020The third day after this was the birthday of Pharao: and he made a great feast for his servants, and at the banquet remembered the chief butler, and the chief baker.
    4021And he restored the one to his place to present him the cup:
    4022The other he hanged on a gibbet, that the truth of the interpreter might be shewn.
    4023But the chief butler, when things prospered with him, forgot his interpreter.
    4101After two years Pharao had a dream. He thought he stood by the river,
    4102Out of which came up seven kine, very beautiful and fat: and they fed in marshy places.
    4103Other seven also came up out of the river, ill favoured, and leanfleshed: and they fed on the very bank of the river, in green places:
    4104And they devoured them, whose bodies were very beautiful and well conditioned. So Pharao awoke.
    4105He slept again, and dreamed another dream: Seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk full and fair:
    4106Then seven other ears sprung up thin and blasted,
    4107And devoured all the beauty of the former. Pharao awaked after his rest:
    4108And when morning was come, being struck with fear, he sent to all the interpreters of Egypt, and to all the wise men: and they being called for, he told them his dream, and there was not any one that could interpret it.
    4109Then at length the chief butler remembering, said: I confess my sin:
    4110The king being angry with his servants, commanded me and the chief baker to be cast into the prison of the captain of the soldiers:
    4111Where in one night both of us dreamed a dream foreboding things to come.
    4112There was there a young man a Hebrew, servant to the same captain of the soldiers: to whom we told our dreams,
    4113And we heard what afterwards the event of the thing proved to be so. For I was restored to my office: and he was hanged upon a gibbet.
    4114Forthwith at the king's command, Joseph was brought out of the prison, and they shaved him, and changing his apparel, brought him in to him.
    4115And he said to him: I have dreamed dreams, and there is no one that can expound them: Now I have heard that thou art very wise at interpreting them.
    4116Joseph answered: Without me, God shall give Pharao a prosperous answer.
    4117So Pharao told what he had dreamed: Methought I stood upon the bank of the river,
    4118And seven kine came up out of the river exceeding beautiful and full of flesh: and they grazed on green places in a marshy pasture.
    4119And behold, there followed these, other seven kine, so very ill favoured and lean, that I never saw the like in the land of Egypt:
    4120And they devoured and consumed the former,
    4121And yet gave no mark of their being full: but were as lean and ill favoured as before. I awoke, and then fell asleep again,
    4122And dreamed a dream: Seven ears of corn grew upon one stalk, full and very fair.
    4123Other seven also thin and blasted, sprung of the stock:
    4124And they devoured the beauty of the former: I told this dream to the conjecturers, and there is no man that can expound it.
    4125Joseph answered: The king's dream is one: God hath shewn to Pharao what he is about to do.
    4126The seven beautiful kine, and the seven full ears, are seven years of plenty: and both contain the same meaning of the dream.
    4127And the seven lean and thin kine that came up after them, and the seven thin ears that were blasted with the burning wind, are seven years of famine to come:
    4128Which shall be fulfilled in this order:
    4129Behold, there shall come seven years of great plenty in the whole land of Egypt:
    4130After which shall follow other seven years of so great scarcity, that all the abundance before shall be forgotten: for the famine shall consume all the land,
    4131And the greatness of the scarcity shall destroy the greatness of the plenty.
    4132And for that thou didst see the second time a dream pertaining to the same thing: it is a token of the certainty, and that the word of God cometh to pass, and is fulfilled speedily.
    4133Now therefore let the king provide a wise and industrious man, and make him ruler over the land of Egypt:
    4134That he may appoint overseers over all the countries: and gather into barns the fifth part of the fruits, during the seven fruitful years,
    4135That shall now presently ensue: and let all the corn be laid up under Pharao's hands and be reserved in the cities.
    4136And let it be in readiness, against the famine of seven years to come, which shall oppress Egypt, and the land shall not be consumed with scarcity.
    4137The counsel pleased Pharao and all his servants.
    4138And he said to them: Can we find such another man, that is full of the spirit of God?
    4139He said therefore to Joseph: Seeing God hath shewn thee all that thou hast said, can I find one wiser and one like unto thee?
    4140Thou shalt be over my house, and at the commandment of thy mouth all the people shall obey: only in the kingly throne will I be above thee.
    4141And again Pharao said to Joseph: Behold, I have appointed thee over the whole land of Egypt.
    4142And he took his ring from his own hand, and gave it into his hand: and he put upon him a robe of silk, and put a chain of gold about his neck.
    4143And he made him go up into his second chariot, the crier proclaiming that all should bow their knee before him, and that they should know he was made governor over the whole land of Egypt.
    4144And the king said to Joseph: I am Pharao; without thy commandment no man shall move hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
    4145And he turned his name, and called him in the Egyptian tongue, The saviour of the world. And he gave him to wife Aseneth the daughter of Putiphare priest of Heliopolis. Then Joseph went out to the land of Egypt:
    4146Now he was thirty years old when he stood before king Pharao and he went round all the countries of Egypt.
    4147And the fruitfulness of the seven years came: and the corn being bound up into sheaves was gathered together into the barns of Egypt.
    4148And all the abundance of grain was laid up in every city.
    4149And there was so great abundance of wheat, that it was equal to the sand of the sea, and the plenty exceeded measure.
    4150And before the famine came, Joseph had two sons born: whom Aseneth the daughter of Putiphare priest of Heliopolis bore unto him.
    4151And he called the name of the firstborn Manasses, saying: God hath made me to forget all my labours, and my father's house.
    4152And he named the second Ephraim, saying: God hath made me to grow in the land of my poverty.
    4153Now when the seven years of the plenty that had been in Egypt were past:
    4154The seven years of scarcity, which Joseph had foretold, began to come: and the famine prevailed in the whole world, but there was bread in all the land of Egypt.
    4155And when there also they began to be famished, the people cried to Pharao for food. And he said to them: Go to Joseph: and do all that he shall say to you.
    4156And the famine increased daily in all the land: and Joseph opened all the barns, and sold to the Egyptians: for the famine had oppressed them also.
    4157And all provinces came into Egypt, to buy food, and to seek some relief of their want.
    4201And Jacob hearing that food was sold in Egypt, said to his sons: Why are ye careless?
    4202I have heard that wheat is sold in Egypt: go ye down, and buy us necessaries, that we may live, and not be consumed with want.
    4203So the ten brethren of Joseph went down, to buy corn in Egypt:
    4204Whilst Benjamin was kept at home by Jacob, who said to his brethren: Lest perhaps he take any harm in the journey.
    4205And they entered into the land of Egypt with others that went to buy. For the famine was in the land of Chanaan.
    4206And Joseph was governor in the land of Egypt, and corn was sold by his direction to the people. And when his brethren had bowed down to him,
    4207And he knew them, he spoke as it were to strangers somewhat roughly, asking them: Whence came you? They answered: From the land of Chanaan, to buy necessaries of life.
    4208And though he knew his brethren, he was not known by them.
    4209And remembering the dreams, which formerly he had dreamed, he said to them: You are spies. You are come to view the weaker parts of the land.
    4210But they said: It is not so, my lord, but thy servants are come to buy food.
    4211We are all the sons of one man: we are come as peaceable men, neither do thy servants go about any evil.
    4212And he answered them: It is otherwise: you are come to consider the unfenced parts of this land.
    4213But they said: We thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Chanaan: the youngest is with our father, the other is not living.
    4214He saith: This is it that I said: You are spies.
    4215I shall now presently try what you are: by the health of Pharao you shall not depart hence, until your youngest brother come.
    4216Send one of you to fetch him: and you shall be in prison, till what you have said be proved, whether it be true or false: or else by the health of Pharao you are spies.
    4217So he put them in prison three days.
    4218And the third day he brought them out of prison, and said: Do as I have said, and you shall live: for I fear God.
    4219If you be peaceable men, let one of your brethren be bound in prison: and go ye your ways and carry the corn that you have bought, unto your houses.
    4220And bring your youngest brother to me, that I may find your words to be true, and you may not die. They did as he had said.
    4221And they talked one to another: We deserve to suffer these things, because we have sinned against our brother, seeing the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear: therefore is this affliction come upon us.
    4222And Ruben one of them, said: Did not I say to you: Do not sin against the boy: and you would not hear me? Behold his blood is required.
    4223And they knew not that Joseph understood, because he spoke to them by an interpreter.
    4224And he turned himself away a little while, and wept: and returning he spoke to them.
    4225And taking Simeon, and binding him in their presence, he commanded his servants to fill their sacks with wheat, and to put every man's money again in their sacks, and to give them besides provisions for the way: and they did so.
    4226But they having loaded their asses with the corn, went their way.
    4227And one of them opening his sack, to give his beast provender in the inn, saw the money in the sack's mouth;
    4228And said to his brethren: My money is given me again, behold it is in the sack. And they were astonished, and troubled, and said to one another: What is this that God hath done unto us?
    4229And they came to Jacob their father in the land of Chanaan, and they told him all things that had befallen them, saying:
    4230The lord of the land spoke roughly to us, and took us to be spies of the country.
    4231And we answered him: We are peaceable men, and we mean no plot.
    4232We are twelve brethren born of one father: one is not living, the youngest is with our father in the land of Chanaan.
    4233And he said to us: Hereby shall I know that you are peaceable men: Leave one of your brethren with me, and take ye necessary provision for your houses, and go your ways.
    4234And bring your youngest brother to me, that I may know you are not spies: and you may receive this man again, that is kept in prison: and afterwards may have leave to buy what you will.
    4235When they had told this, they poured out their corn and every man found his money tied in the mouth of his sack: and all being astonished together,
    4236Their father Jacob said: You have made me to be without children: Joseph is not living, Simeon is kept in bonds, and Benjamin you will take away: all these evils are fallen upon me.
    4237And Ruben answered him: Kill my two sons if I bring him not again to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will restore him to thee.
    4238But he said: My son shall not go down with you: his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if any mischief befall him in the land to which you go, you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to hell.
    4301In the mean time the famine was heavy upon all the land.
    4302And when they had eaten up all the corn, which they had brought out of Egypt, Jacob said to his sons: Go again and buy us a little food.
    4303Juda answered: The man declared unto us with the attestation of an oath, saying: You shall not see my face, unless you bring your youngest brother with you.
    4304If therefore thou wilt send him with us, we will set out together, and will buy necessaries for thee.
    4305But if thou wilt not, we will not go: for the man, as we have often said, declared unto us, saying: You shall not see my face without your youngest brother.
    4306Israel said to them: You have done this for my misery in that you told him you had also another brother.
    4307But they answered: The man asked us in order concerning our kindred: if our father lived: if we had a brother: and we answered him regularly, according to what he demanded: could we know that he would say: Bring hither your brother with you?
    4308And Juda said to his father: Send the boy with me, that we may set forward, and may live: lest both we and our children perish.
    4309I take the boy upon me, require him at my hand: unless I bring him again, and restore him to thee, I will be guilty of sin against thee for ever.
    4310If delay had not been made, we had been here again the second time.
    4311Then Israel said to them: If it must needs be so, do what you will: take of the best fruits of the land in your vessels, and carry down presents to the man, a little balm, and honey, and storax, myrrh, turpentine, and almonds.
    4312And take with you double money, and carry back what you found in your sacks, lest perhaps it was done by mistake.
    4313And take also your brother, and go to the man.
    4314And may my almighty God make him favourable to you; and send back with you your brother, whom he keepeth, and this Benjamin: and as for me I shall be desolate without children.
    4315So the men took the presents, and double money, and Benjamin: and went down into Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
    4316And when he had seen them, and Benjamin with them, he commanded the steward of his house, saying: Bring in the men into the house, and kill victims, and prepare a feast: because they shall eat with me at noon.
    4317He did as he was commanded, and brought the men into the house.
    4318And they being much afraid, said there one to another: Because of the money, which we carried back the first time in our sacks, we are brought in: that he may bring upon us a false accusation, and by violence make slaves of us and our asses.
    4319Wherefore going up to the steward of the house, at the door,
    4320They said: Sir, we desire thee to hear us: We came down once before to buy food:
    4321And when we had bought, and come to the inn, we opened our sacks, and found our money in the mouths of the sacks: which we have now brought again in the same weight.
    4322And we have brought other money besides, to buy what we want: we cannot tell who put it in our bags.
    4323But he answered: Peace be with you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father hath given you treasure in your sacks. For the money, which you gave me, I have for good. And he brought Simeon out to them.
    4324And having brought them into the house, he fetched water, and they washed their feet, and he gave provender to their asses.
    4325But they made ready the presents, against Joseph came at noon: for they had heard that they should eat bread there.
    4326Then Joseph came into his house, and they offered him the presents holding them in their hands, and they bowed down with their face to the ground.
    4327But he, courteously saluting them again, asked them, saying: Is the old man your father in health, of whom you told me? Is he yet living?
    4328And they answered: Thy servant our father is in health, he is yet living. And bowing themselves they made obeisance to him.
    4329And Joseph lifting up his eyes, saw Benjamin his brother, by the same mother, and said: Is this your young brother, of whom you told me? And he said: God be gracious to thee, my son.
    4330And he made haste because his heart was moved upon his brother, and tears gushed out: and going into his chamber he wept.
    4331And when he had washed his face, coming out again, he refrained himself, and said: Set bread on the table.
    4332And when it was set on, for Joseph apart, and for his brethren apart, for the Egyptians also that ate with him, apart, (for it is unlawful for the Egyptians to eat with the Hebrews, and they think such a feast profane:):
    4333They sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his age. And they wondered very much:
    4334Taking the messes which they received of him: and the greater mess came to Benjamin, so that it exceeded by five parts. And they drank, and were merry with him.
    4401And Joseph commanded the steward of his house, saying: Fill their sacks with corn, as much as they can hold: and put the money of every one in the top of his sack.
    4402And in the mouth of the younger's sack put my silver cup, and the price which he gave for the wheat. And it was so done.
    4403And when the morning arose, they were sent away with their asses.
    4404And when they were now departed out of the city, and had gone forward a little way; Joseph sending for the steward of his house, said: Arise, and pursue after the men: and when thou hast overtaken them, say to them: Why have you returned evil for good?
    4405The cup which you have stolen is that in which my lord drinketh, and in which he is wont to divine: you have done a very evil thing.
    4406He did as he had commanded him. And having overtaken them, he spoke to them the same words.
    4407And they answered: Why doth our lord speak so, as though thy servants had committed so heinous a fact?
    4408The money, that we found in the top of our sacks, we brought back to thee from the land of Chanaan: how then should it be that we should steal out of thy lord's house, gold or silver?
    4409With whomsoever of thy servants shall be found that which thou seekest, let him die, and we will be the bondmen of my lord.
    4410And he said to them: Let it be according to your sentence: with whomsoever it shall be found, let him be my servant, and you shall be blameless.
    4411Then they speedily took down their sacks to the ground, and every man opened his sack.
    4412Which when he had searched, beginning at the eldest and ending at the youngest, he found the cup in Benjamin's sack.
    4413Then they rent their garments, and loading their asses again, returned into the town.
    4414And Juda at the head of his brethren went in to Joseph, (for he was not yet gone out of the place,) and they altogether fell down before him on the ground.
    4415And he said to them: Why would you do so? know you not that there is no one like me in the science of divining.
    4416And Juda said to him: What shall we answer my lord? or what shall we say, or be able justly to allege? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are all bondmen to my lord, both we, and he with whom the cup was found.
    4417Joseph answered: God forbid that I should do so: he that stole the cup, he shall be my bondman: and go you away free to your father.
    4418Then Juda coming nearer, said boldly: I beseech thee, my lord, let thy servant speak a word in thy ears, and be not angry with thy servant: for after Pharao thou art,
    4419My lord. Thou didst ask thy servants the first time: Have you a father or a brother?
    4420And we answered thee, my lord: We have a father an old man, and a young boy, that was born in his old age; whose brother by the mother is dead: and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him tenderly.
    4421And thou saidst to thy servants: Bring him hither to me, and I will set my eyes on him.
    4422We suggested to my lord: The boy cannot leave his father: for if he leave him, he will die.
    4423And thou saidst to thy servants: Except your youngest brother come with you, you shall see my face no more.
    4424Therefore when we were gone up to thy servant our father, we told him all that my lord had said.
    4425And our father said: Go again, and buy us a little wheat.
    4426And we said to him: We cannot go: if our youngest brother go down with us, we will set out together: otherwise, without him we dare not see the man's face.
    4427Whereunto he answered: You know that my wife bore me two.
    4428One went out, and you said: A beast devoured him: and hitherto he appeareth not.
    4429If you take this also, and any thing befall him in the way you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow unto hell.
    4430Therefore if I shall go to thy servant our father, and the boy be wanting, (whereas his life dependeth upon the life of him,)
    4431And he shall see that he is not with us, he will die, and thy servants shall bring down his gray hairs with sorrow unto hell.
    4432Let me be thy proper servant, who took him into my trust, and promised, saying: If I bring him not again, I will be guilty of sin against my father for ever.
    4433Therefore I thy servant will stay instead of the boy in the service of my lord, and let the boy go up with his brethren.
    4434For I cannot return to my father without the boy, lest I be a witness of the calamity that will oppress my father.
    4501Joseph could no longer refrain himself before many that stood by: whereupon he commanded that all should go out, and no stranger be present at their knowing one another.
    4502And he lifted up his voice with weeping, which the Egyptians and all the house of Pharao heard.
    4503And he said to his brethren: I am Joseph: is my father yet living? His brethren could not answer him, being struck with exceeding great fear.
    4504And he said mildly to them: Come nearer to me. And when they were come near him, he said: I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.
    4505Be not afraid, and let it not seem to you a hard case that you sold me into these countries: for God sent me before you into Egypt for your preservation.
    4506For it is two years since the famine began to be upon the land, and five years more remain, wherein there can be neither ploughing nor reaping.
    4507And God sent me before, that you may be preserved upon the earth, and may have food to live.
    4508Not by your counsel was I sent hither, but by the will of God: who hath made me as it were a father to Pharao, and lord of his whole house, and governor in all the land of Egypt.
    4509Make haste, and go ye up to my father, and say to him: Thus saith thy son Joseph: God hath made me lord of the whole land of Egypt: come down to me, linger not.
    4510And thou shalt dwell in the land of Gessen: and thou shalt be near me, thou and thy sons, and thy sons' sons, thy sheep, and thy herds, and all things that thou hast.
    4511And there I will feed thee, (for there are yet five years of famine remaining,) lest both thou perish, and thy house, and all things that thou hast.
    4512Behold, your eyes, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see that it is my mouth that speaketh to you.
    4513You shall tell my father of all my glory, and all things that you have seen in Egypt: make haste and bring him to me.
    4514And falling upon the neck of his brother Benjamin, he embraced him and wept: and Benjamin in like manner wept also on his neck.
    4515And Joseph kissed all his brethren, and wept upon every one of them: after which they were emboldened to speak to him.
    4516And it was heard, and the fame was abroad in the king's court: The brethren of Joseph are come: and Pharao with all his family was glad.
    4517And he spoke to Joseph that he should give orders to his brethren, saying: Load your beasts, and go into the land of Chanaan.
    4518And bring away from thence your father and kindred, and come to me: and I will give you all the good things of Egypt, that you may eat the marrow of the land.
    4519Give orders also that they take wagons out of the land of Egypt, for the carriage of their children and their wives: and say: Take up your father, and make haste to come with all speed:
    4520And leave nothing of your household stuff: for all the riches of Egypt shall be yours.
    4521And the sons of Israel did as they were bid. And Joseph gave them wagons according to Pharao's commandment: and provisions for the way.
    4522He ordered also to be brought out for every one of them two robes: but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver with five robes of the best:
    4523Sending to his father as much money and raiment, adding besides ten he asses to carry off all the riches of Egypt, and as many she asses, carrying wheat and bread for the journey.
    4524So he sent away his brethren, and at their departing said to them: Be not angry in the way.
    4525And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Chanaan to their father Jacob.
    4526And they told him, saying: Joseph thy son is living: and he is ruler in all the land of Egypt. Which when Jacob heard, he awaked as it were out of a deep sleep, yet did not believe them.
    4527They, on the other side, told the whole order of the thing. And when he saw the wagons and all that he had sent his spirit revived,
    4528And he said: It is enough for me, if Joseph my son be yet living: I will go and see him before I die.
    4601And Israel taking his journey, with all that he had, came to the well of the oath, and killing victims there to the God of his father Isaac,
    4602He heard him by a vision in the night calling him, and saying to him: Jacob, Jacob. And he answered him: Lo, here I am.
    4603God said to him: I am the most mighty God of thy father: fear not, go down into Egypt, for I will make a great nation of thee there.
    4604I will go down with thee thither, and will bring thee back again from thence: Joseph also shall put his hands upon thy eyes.
    4605And Jacob rose up from the well of the oath: and his sons took him up, with their children and wives in the wagons, which Pharao had sent to carry the old man,
    4606And all that he had in the land of Chanaan, and he came into Egypt with all his seed:
    4607His sons, and grandsons, daughters, and all his offspring together.
    4608And these are the names of the children of Israel, that entered into Egypt, he and his children. His firstborn Ruben,
    4609The sons of Ruben: Henoch and Phallu, and Hesron and Charmi.
    4610The sons of Simeon: Jamuel and Jamin and Ahod, and Jachin and Sohar, and Saul the son of a woman of Chanaan.
    4611The sons of Levi: Gerson and Caath and Merari.
    4612The sons of Juda: Her and Onan and Sela and Phares and Zara. And Her and Onan died in the land of Chanaan. And sons were born to Phares: Hesron and Hamul.
    4613The sons of Issachar: Thola and Phua and Job and Semron.
    4614The sons of Zabulon: Sared and Elon and Jahelel.
    4615These are the sons of Lia, whom she bore in Mesopotamia of Syria, with Dina his daughter. All the souls of her sons and daughters, thirty-three.
    4616The sons of Gad: Sephian and Haggi and Suni and Esebon and Heri and Arodi and Areli.
    4617The sons of Aser: Jamne and Jesua and Jessuri and Beria, and Sara their sister. The sons of Beria: Heber and Melchiel.
    4618These are the sons of Zelpha, whom Laban gave to Lia his daughter. And these she bore to Jacob, sixteen souls.
    4619The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife: Joseph and Benjamin.
    4620And sons were born to Joseph, in the land of Egypt, whom Aseneth the daughter of Putiphare priest of Heliopolis bore him: Manasses and Ephraim.
    4621The sons of Benjamin: Bela and Bechor and Asbel and Gera and Naaman and Echi and Ros and Mophim and Ophim and Ared.
    4622These are the sons of Rachel, whom she bore to Jacob: all the souls, fourteen.
    4623The sons of Dan: Husim.
    4624The sons of Nephtali: Jaziel and Guni and Jeser and Sallem.
    4625These are the sons of Bala, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter: and these she bore to Jacob: all the souls, seven.
    4626All the souls that went with Jacob into Egypt, and that came out of his thigh, besides his sons' wives, sixty-six.
    4627And the sons of Joseph, that were born to him in the land of Egypt, two souls. All the souls of the house of Jacob, that entered into Egypt, were seventy.
    4628And he sent Juda before him to Joseph, to tell him; and that he should meet him in Gessen.
    4629And when he was come thither, Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet his father, in the same place: and seeing him, he fell upon his neck, and embracing him wept.
    4630And the father said to Joseph: Now shall I die with joy, because I have seen thy face, and leave thee alive.
    4631And Joseph said to his brethren, and to all his father's house: I will go up, and will tell Pharao, and will say to him: My brethren and my father's house, that were in the land of Chanaan, are come to me:
    4632And the men are shepherds, and their occupation is to feed cattle: their flocks and herds, and all they have, they have brought with them.
    4633And when he shall call you, and shall say: What is your occupation?
    4634You shall answer: We thy servants are shepherds, from our infancy until now, both we and our fathers. And this you shall say, that you may dwell in the land of Gessen, because the Egyptians have all shepherds in abomination.
    4701Then Joseph went in and told Pharao, saying: My father and brethren, their sheep and their herds, and all that they possess, are come out of the land of Chanaan: and behold they stay in the land of Gessen.
    4702Five men also the last of his brethren, he presented before the king:
    4703And he asked them: What is your occupation? They answered: We thy servants are shepherds, both we, and our fathers.
    4704We are come to sojourn in thy land, because there is no grass for the flocks of thy servants, the famine being very grievous in the land of Chanaan: and we pray thee to give orders that we thy servants may be in the land of Gessen.
    4705The king therefore said to Joseph: Thy father and thy brethren are come to thee.
    4706The land of Egypt is before thee: make them dwell in the best place, and give them the land of Gessen. And if thou knowest that there are industrious men among them, make them rulers over my cattle.
    4707After this Joseph brought in his father to the king, and presented him before him: and he blessed him.
    4708And being asked by him: How many are the days of the years of thy life?
    4709He answered: The days of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years, few, and evil, and they are not come up to the days of the pilgrimage of my fathers.
    4710And blessing the king, he went out.
    4711But Joseph gave a possession to his father and his brethren in Egypt, in the best place of the land, in Ramesses, as Pharao had commanded.
    4712And he nourished them, and all his father's house, allowing food to every one.
    4713For in the whole world there was want of bread, and a famine had oppressed the land: more especially of Egypt and Chanaan.
    4714Out of which he gathered up all the money for the corn which they bought, and brought it into the king's treasure.
    4715And when the buyers wanted money, all Egypt came to Joseph, saying: Give us bread: why should we die in thy presence, having now no money.
    4716And he answered them: Bring me your cattle, and for them I will give you food, if you have no money.
    4717And when they had brought them, he gave them food in exchange for their horses, and sheep, and oxen, and asses and he maintained them that year for the exchange of their cattle.
    4718And they came the second year, and said to him: We will not hide from our lord, how that our money is spent, and our cattle also are gone: neither art thou ignorant that we have nothing now left but our bodies and our lands.
    4719Why therefore shall we die before thy eyes? we will be thine, both we and our lands: buy us to be the king's servants, and give us seed, lest for want of tillers the land be turned into a wilderness.
    4720So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt, every man selling his possessions, because of the greatness of the famine. And he brought it into Pharao's hands:
    4721And all its people from one end of the borders of Egypt, even to the other end thereof,
    4722Except the land of the priests, which had been given them by the king: to whom also a certain allowance of food was given out of the public stores, and therefore they were not forced to sell their possessions.
    4723Then Joseph said to the people: Behold as you see, both you and your lands belong to Pharao: take seed and sow the fields,
    4724That you may have corn. The fifth part you shall give to the king: the other four you shall have for seed, and for food for your families and children.
    4725And they answered: Our life is in thy hand: only let my lord look favourably upon us, and we will gladly serve the king.
    4726From that time unto this day, in the whole land of Egypt, the fifth part is paid to the king, and it is become as a law, except the land of the priests, which was free from this covenant.
    4727So Israel dwelt in Egypt, that is, in the land of Gessen, and possessed it: and grew, and was multiplied exceedingly.
    4728And he lived in it seventeen years: and all the days of his life came to a hundred and forty-seven years.
    4729And when he saw that the day of his death drew nigh, he called his son Joseph, and said to him: If I have found favour in thy sight, put thy hand under my thigh; and thou shalt shew me this kindness and truth, not to bury me in Egypt:
    4730But I will sleep with my fathers, and thou shalt take me away out of this land, and bury me in the burying place of my ancestors. And Joseph answered him: I will do what thou hast commanded.
    4731And he said: Swear then to me. And as he was swearing, Israel adored God, turning to the bed's head.
    4801After these things, it was told Joseph that his father was sick: and he set out to go to him, taking his two sons Manasses and Ephraim.
    4802And it was told the old man: Behold thy son Joseph cometh to thee. And being strengthened he sat on his bed.
    4803And when Joseph was come in to him, he said: God Almighty appeared to me at Luza, which is in the land of Chanaan: and he blessed me,
    4804And he said: I will cause thee to increase and multiply, and I will make of thee a multitude of people: and I will give this land to thee, and to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.
    4805So thy two sons who were born to thee in the land of Egypt before I came hither to thee, shall be mine: Ephraim and Manasses shall be reputed to me as Ruben and Simeon.
    4806But the rest whom thou shalt have after them, shall be thine, and shall be called by the name of their brethren in their possessions.
    4807For, when I came out of Mesopotamia, Rachel died from me in the land of Chanaan in the very journey, and it was springtime: and I was going to Ephrata, and I buried her near the way of Ephrata, which by another name is called Bethlehem.
    4808Then seeing his sons, he said to him: Who are these?
    4809He answered: They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. And he said: Bring them to me that I may bless them.
    4810For Israel's eyes were dim by reason of his great age, and he could not see clearly. And when they were brought to him, he kissed and embraced them.
    4811And said to his son: I am not deprived of seeing thee: moreover God hath shewed me thy seed.
    4812And when Joseph had taken them from his father's lap, he bowed down with his face to the ground.
    4813And he set Ephraim on his right hand, that is, towards the left hand of Israel; but Manasses on his left hand, to wit, towards his father's right hand, and brought them near to him.
    4814But he stretching forth his right hand, put it upon the head of Ephraim the younger brother; and the left upon the head of Manasses who was the elder, changing his hands.
    4815And Jacob blessed the sons of Joseph, and said: God, in whose sight my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, God that feedeth me from my youth until this day;
    4816The angel that delivereth me from all evils, bless these boys: and let my name be called upon them, and the names of my fathers Abraham, and Isaac, and may they grow into a multitude upon the earth.
    4817And Joseph seeing that his father had put his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, was much displeased: and taking his father's hand he tried to lift it from Ephraim's head, and to remove it to the head of Manasses.
    4818And he said to his father: It should not be so, my father: for this is the firstborn, put thy right hand upon his head.
    4819But he refusing, said: I know, my son, I know: and this also shall become peoples, and shall be multiplied: but this younger brother shall be greater than he: and his seed shall grow into nations.
    4820And he blessed them at that time, saying: In thee shall Israel be blessed, and it shall be said: God do to thee as to Ephraim, and as to Manasses. And he set Ephraim before Manasses.
    4821And he said to Joseph his son: Behold I die, and God will be with you, and will bring you back into the land of your fathers.
    4822I give thee a portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorrhite with my sword and bow.
    4901And Jacob called his sons, and said to them: Gather yourselves together that I may tell you the things that shall befall you in the last days.
    4902Gather yourselves together, and hear, O ye sons of Jacob, hearken to Israel your father:
    4903Ruben, my firstborn, thou art my strength, and the beginning of my sorrow: excelling in gifts, greater in command.
    4904Thou art poured out as water, grow thou not: because thou wentest up to thy father's bed, and didst defile his couch.
    4905Simeon and Levi brethren: vessels of iniquity, waging war.
    4906Let not my soul go into their counsel, nor my glory be in their assembly: because in their fury they slew a man, and in their selfwill they undermined a wall.
    4907Cursed be their fury, because it was stubborn: and their wrath because it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and will scatter them in Israel.
    4908Juda, thee shall thy brethren praise: thy hands shall be on the necks of thy enemies: the sons of thy father shall bow down to thee.
    4909Juda is a lion's whelp: to the prey, my son, thou art gone up: resting thou hast couched as a lion, and as a lioness, who shall rouse him?
    4910The sceptre shall not be taken away from Juda, nor a ruler from his thigh, till he come that is to be sent, and he shall be the expectation of nations.
    4911Tying his foal to the vineyard, and his ass, O my son, to the vine. He shall wash his robe in wine, and his garment in the blood of the grape.
    4912His eyes are more beautiful than wine, and his teeth whiter than milk.
    4913Zabulon shall dwell on the sea shore, and in the road of ships, reaching as far as Sidon.
    4914Issachar shall be a strong ass lying down between the borders.
    4915He saw rest that it was good: and the land that it was excellent: and he bowed his shoulder to carry, and became a servant under tribute.
    4916Dan shall judge his people like another tribe in Israel.
    4917Let Dan be a snake in the way, a serpent in the path, that biteth the horse's heels that his rider may fall backward.
    4918I will look for thy salvation, O Lord.
    4919Gad, being girded, shall fight before him: and he himself shall be girded backward.
    4920Aser, his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield dainties to kings.
    4921Nephtali, a hart let loose, and giving words of beauty.
    4922Joseph is a growing son, a growing son and comely to behold; the daughters run to and fro upon the wall.
    4923But they that held darts provoked him, and quarrelled with him, and envied him.
    4924His bow rested upon the strong, and the bands of his arms and his hands were loosed, by the hands of the mighty one of Jacob: thence he came forth a pastor, the stone of Israel.
    4925The God of thy father shall be thy helper, and the Almighty shall bless thee with the blessings of heaven above, with the blessings of the deep that lieth beneath, with the blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
    4926The blessings of thy father are strengthened with the blessings of his fathers: until the desire of the everlasting hills should come; may they be upon the head of Joseph, and upon the crown of the Nazarite among his brethren.
    4927Benjamin a ravenous wolf, in the morning shall eat the prey, and in the evening shall divide the spoil.
    4928All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: these things their father spoke to them, and he blessed every one, with their proper blessings.
    4929And he charged them, saying: I am now going to be gathered to my people: bury me with my fathers in the double cave, which is in the field of Ephron the Hethite,
    4930Over against Mambre in the land of Chanaan, which Abraham bought together with the field of Ephron the Hethite for a possession to bury in.
    4931There they buried him, and Sara his wife: there was Isaac buried with Rebecca his wife: there also Lia doth lie buried.
    4932And when he had ended the commandments, wherewith he instructed his sons, he drew up his feet upon the bed, and died: and he was gathered to his people.
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    5001And when Joseph saw this, he fell upon his father's face weeping and kissing him.
    5002And he commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father.
    5003And while they were fulfilling his commands, there passed forty days: for this was the manner with bodies that were embalmed, and Egypt mourned for him seventy days.
    5004And the time of the mourning being expired, Joseph spoke to the family of Pharao: If I have found favour in your sight, speak in the ears of Pharao:
    5005For my father made me swear to him, saying: Behold I die: thou shalt bury me in my sepulchre which I have digged for myself in the land of Chanaan. So I will go up and bury my father, and return.
    5006And Pharao said to him: Go up and bury thy father according as he made thee swear.
    5007So he went up, and there went with him all the ancients of Pharao's house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
    5008And the house of Joseph with his brethren, except their children, and their flocks and herds, which they left in the land of Gessen.
    5009He had also in his train chariots and horsemen: and it was a great company.
    5010And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is situated beyond the Jordan: where celebrating the exequies with a great and vehement lamentation, they spent full seven days.
    5011And when the inhabitants of Chanaan saw this, they said: This is a great mourning to the Egyptians. And therefore the name of that place was called, The mourning of Egypt.
    5012So the sons of Jacob did as he had commanded them.
    5013And carrying him into the land of Chanaan, they buried him in the double cave which Abraham had bought together with the field for a possession of a buryingplace, of Ephron the Hethite over against Mambre.
    5014And Joseph returned into Egypt with his brethren, and all that were in his company, after he had buried his father.
    5015Now he being dead, his brethren were afraid, and talked one with another: Lest perhaps he should remember the wrong he suffered, and requite us all the evil that we did to him.
    5016And they sent a message to him, saying: Thy father commanded us before he died,
    5017That we should say thus much to thee from him: I beseech thee to forget the wickedness of thy brethren, and the sin and malice they practiced against thee: we also pray thee, to forgive the servants of the God of thy father this wickedness. And when Joseph heard this, he wept.
    5018And his brethren came to him: and worshipping prostrate on the ground they said: We are thy servants.
    5019And he answered them: Fear not: can we resist the will of God?
    5020You thought evil against me: but God turned it into good, that he might exalt me, as at present you see, and might save many people.
    5021Fear not: I will feed you and your children. And he comforted them, and spoke gently and mildly.
    5022And he dwelt in Egypt with all his father's house: and lived a hundred and ten years. And he saw the children of Ephraim to the third generation. The children also of Machir the son of Manasses were born on Joseph's knees.
    5023After which he told his brethren: God will visit you after my death, and will make you go up out of this land, to the land which he swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
    5024And he made them swear to him, saying: God will visit you, carry my bones with you out of this place:
    5025And he died being a hundred and ten years old. And being embalmed he was laid in a coffin in Egypt.