[17 no] Det Norsk Bibelselskap 1930 (DNB1930)
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17englishIn the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
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17englishThe earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep and God's Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters.
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17englishGod said, Let there be light, and there was light.
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17englishGod saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness.
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17englishGod called the light day, and the darkness he called night. There was evening and there was morning, the first day.
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17englishGod said, Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
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17englishGod made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.
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17englishGod called the expanse sky. There was evening and there was morning, a second day.
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17englishGod said, Let the waters under the sky be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear; and it was so.
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17englishGod called the dry land earth, and the gathering together of the waters he called seas. God saw that it was good.
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17englishGod said, Let the earth yield grass, herbs yielding seeds, and fruit trees bearing fruit after their kind, with their seeds in it, on the earth; and it was so.
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17englishThe earth yielded grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, with their seeds in it, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.
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17englishThere was evening and there was morning, a third day.
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17englishGod said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs to mark seasons, days, and years;
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17englishand let them be for lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth; and it was so.
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17englishGod made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars.
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17englishGod set them in the expanse of the sky to give light to the earth,
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17englishand to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good.
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17englishThere was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
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17englishGod said, Let the waters abound with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the sky.
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17englishGod created the large sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good.
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17englishGod blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.
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17englishThere was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.
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17englishGod said, Let the earth produce living creatures after their kind, livestock, creeping things, and animals of the earth after their kind; and it was so.
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17englishGod made the animals of the earth after their kind, and the livestock after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind. God saw that it was good.
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17englishGod said, Let's make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
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17englishGod created man in his own image. In God's image he created him; male and female he created them.
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17englishGod blessed them. God said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.
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17englishGod said, Behold,? I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food.
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17englishTo every animal of the earth, and to every bird of the sky, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food; and it was so.
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17englishGod saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. There was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.
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17englishThe heavens, the earth, and all their vast array were finished.
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17englishOn the seventh day God finished his work which he had done; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done.
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17englishGod blessed the seventh day, and made it holy, because he rested in it from all his work of creation which he had done.
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17englishThis is the history of the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.
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17englishNo plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth. There was not a man to till the ground,
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17englishbut a mist went up from the earth, and watered the whole surface of the ground.
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17englishThe LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
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17englishThe LORD God planted a garden eastward, in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed.
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17englishOut of the ground the LORD God made every tree to grow that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food, including the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
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17englishA river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it was parted, and became the source of four rivers.
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17englishThe name of the first is Pishon: it flows through the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
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17englishand the gold of that land is good. Bdellium? and onyx stone are also there.
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17englishThe name of the second river is Gihon. It is the same river that flows through the whole land of Cush.
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17englishThe name of the third river is Hiddekel. This is the one which flows in front of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.
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17englishThe LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate and keep it.
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17englishThe LORD God commanded the man, saying, You may freely eat of every tree of the garden;
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17englishbut you shall not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; for in the day that you eat of it, you will surely die.
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17englishThe LORD God said, It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to? him.
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17englishOut of the ground the LORD God formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called every living creature became its name.
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17englishThe man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field; but for man there was not found a helper comparable to him.
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17englishThe LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. As the man slept, he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.
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17englishThe LORD God made a woman from the rib which he had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.
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17englishThe man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She will be called 'woman,' because she was taken out of Man.
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17englishTherefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh.
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17englishThe man and his wife were both naked, and they were not ashamed.
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17englishNow the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, Has God really said, 'You shall not eat of any tree of the garden'?
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17englishThe woman said to the serpent, We may eat fruit from the trees of the garden,
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17englishbut not the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden. God has said, 'You shall not eat of it. You shall not touch it, lest you die.'
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17englishThe serpent said to the woman, You won't really die,
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17englishfor God knows that in the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.
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17englishWhen the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took some of its fruit, and ate. Then she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate it, too.
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17englishTheir eyes were opened, and they both knew that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together, and made coverings for themselves.
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17englishThey heard the LORD God's voice walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
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17englishThe LORD God called to the man, and said to him, Where are you?
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17englishThe man said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; so I hid myself.
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17englishGod said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?
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17englishThe man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate it.
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17englishThe LORD God said to the woman, What have you done? The woman said, The serpent deceived me, and I ate.
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17englishThe LORD God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed above all livestock, and above every animal of the field. You shall go on your belly and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.
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17englishI will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will bruise your head, and you will bruise his heel.
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17englishTo the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth. You will bear children in pain. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.
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17englishTo Adam he said, Because you have listened to your wife's voice, and have eaten from the tree, about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it,' the ground is cursed for your sake. You will eat from it with much labour all the days of your life.
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17englishIt will yield thorns and thistles to you; and you will eat the herb of the field.
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17englishYou will eat bread by the sweat of your face until you return to the ground, for you were taken out of it. For you are dust, and you shall return to dust.
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17englishThe man called his wife Eve because she would be the mother of all the living.
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17englishThe LORD God made garments of animal skins for Adam and for his wife, and clothed them.
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17englishThe LORD God said, Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand, and also take of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever?
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17englishTherefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken.
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17englishSo he drove out the man; and he placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
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17englishThe man knew Eve his wife. She conceived,? and gave birth to Cain, and said, I have gotten a man with the LORD's help.
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17englishAgain she gave birth, to Cain's brother Abel. Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
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17englishAs time passed, Cain brought an offering to the LORD from the fruit of the ground.
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17englishAbel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of its fat. The LORD respected Abel and his offering,
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17englishbut he didn't respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell.
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17englishThe LORD said to Cain, Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen?
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17englishIf you do well, won't it be lifted up? If you don't do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it.
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17englishCain said to Abel, his brother, Let's go into the field. While they were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and killed him.
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17englishThe LORD said to Cain, Where is Abel, your brother? He said, I don't know. Am I my brother's keeper?
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17englishThe LORD said, What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries to me from the ground.
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17englishNow you are cursed because of the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.
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17englishFrom now on, when you till the ground, it won't yield its strength to you. You will be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth.
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17englishCain said to the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
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17englishBehold, you have driven me out today from the surface of the ground. I will be hidden from your face, and I will be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth. Whoever finds me will kill me.
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17englishThe LORD said to him, Therefore whoever slays Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold. The LORD appointed a sign for Cain, so that anyone finding him would not strike him.
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17englishCain left the LORD's presence, and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
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17englishCain knew his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Enoch. He built a city, and named the city after the name of his son, Enoch.
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17englishIrad was born to Enoch. Irad became the father of Mehujael. Mehujael became the father of Methushael. Methushael became the father of Lamech.
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17englishLamech took two wives: the name of the first one was Adah, and the name of the second one was Zillah.
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17englishAdah gave birth to Jabal, who was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.
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17englishHis brother's name was Jubal, who was the father of all who handle the harp and pipe.
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17englishZillah also gave birth to Tubal Cain, the forger of every cutting instrument of bronze and iron. Tubal Cain's sister was Naamah.
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17englishLamech said to his wives, Adah and Zillah, hear my voice. You wives of Lamech, listen to my speech, for I have slain a man for wounding me, a young man for bruising me.
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17englishIf Cain will be avenged seven times, truly Lamech seventy-seven times.
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17englishAdam knew his wife again. She gave birth to a son, and named him Seth, saying, for God has given me another child instead of Abel, for Cain killed him.
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17englishA son was also born to Seth, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began to call on the LORD's name.
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17englishThis is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, he made him in God's likeness.
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17englishHe created them male and female, and blessed them. On the day they were created, he named them Adam.
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17englishAdam lived one hundred and thirty years, and became the father of a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth.
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17englishThe days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
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17englishAll the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years, then he died.
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17englishSeth lived one hundred and five years, then became the father of Enosh.
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17englishSeth lived after he became the father of Enosh eight hundred and seven years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.
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17englishAll of the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, then he died.
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17englishEnosh lived ninety years, and became the father of Kenan.
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17englishEnosh lived after he became the father of Kenan eight hundred and fifteen years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.
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17englishAll of the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years, then he died.
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17englishKenan lived seventy years, then became the father of Mahalalel.
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17englishKenan lived after he became the father of Mahalalel eight hundred and forty years, and became the father of other sons and daughters
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17englishand all of the days of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years, then he died.
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17englishMahalalel lived sixty-five years, then became the father of Jared.
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17englishMahalalel lived after he became the father of Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.
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17englishAll of the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred and ninety-five years, then he died.
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17englishJared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, then became the father of Enoch.
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17englishJared lived after he became the father of Enoch eight hundred years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.
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17englishAll of the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years, then he died.
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17englishEnoch lived sixty-five years, then became the father of Methuselah.
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17englishAfter Methuselah's birth, Enoch walked with God for three hundred years, and became the father of more sons and daughters.
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17englishAll the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.
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17englishEnoch walked with God, and he was not found, for God took him.
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17englishMethuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, then became the father of Lamech.
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17englishMethuselah lived after he became the father of Lamech seven hundred and eighty-two years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.
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17englishAll the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years, then he died.
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17englishLamech lived one hundred and eighty-two years, then became the father of a son.
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17englishHe named him Noah, saying, This one will comfort us in our work and in the toil of our hands, caused by the ground which the LORD has cursed.
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17englishLamech lived after he became the father of Noah five hundred and ninety-five years, and became the father of other sons and daughters.
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17englishAll the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years, then he died.
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17englishNoah was five hundred years old, then Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
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17englishWhen men began to multiply on the surface of the ground, and daughters were born to them,
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17englishGod's sons saw that men's daughters were beautiful, and they took any that they wanted for themselves as wives.
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17englishThe LORD said, My Spirit will not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; so his days will be one hundred and twenty years.
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17englishThe Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when God's sons came in to men's daughters and had children with them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
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17englishThe LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of man's heart was continually only evil.
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17englishThe LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him in his heart.
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17englishThe LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the surface of the ground?man, along with animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky?for I am sorry that I have made them.
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17englishBut Noah found favour in the LORD's eyes.
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17englishThis is the history of the generations of Noah: Noah was a righteous man, blameless amongst the people of his time. Noah walked with God.
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17englishNoah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
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17englishThe earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
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17englishGod saw the earth, and saw that it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.
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17englishGod said to Noah, I will bring an end to all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them and the earth.
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17englishMake a ship of gopher wood. You shall make rooms in the ship, and shall seal it inside and outside with pitch.
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17englishThis is how you shall make it. The length of the ship shall be three hundred cubits,? its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.
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17englishYou shall make a roof in the ship, and you shall finish it to a cubit upward. You shall set the door of the ship in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third levels.
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17englishI, even I, will bring the flood of waters on this earth, to destroy all flesh having the breath of life from under the sky. Everything that is in the earth will die.
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17englishBut I will establish my covenant with you. You shall come into the ship, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.
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17englishOf every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ship, to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female.
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17englishOf the birds after their kind, of the livestock after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every sort will come to you, to keep them alive.
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17englishTake with you some of all food that is eaten, and gather it to yourself; and it will be for food for you, and for them.
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17englishThus Noah did. He did all that God commanded him.
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17englishThe LORD said to Noah, Come with all of your household into the ship, for I have seen your righteousness before me in this generation.
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17englishYou shall take seven pairs of every clean animal with you, the male and his female. Of the animals that are not clean, take two, the male and his female.
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17englishAlso of the birds of the sky, seven and seven, male and female, to keep seed alive on the surface of all the earth.
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17englishIn seven days, I will cause it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights. I will destroy every living thing that I have made from the surface of the ground.
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17englishNoah did everything that the LORD commanded him.
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17englishNoah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came on the earth.
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17englishNoah went into the ship with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives, because of the floodwaters.
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17englishClean animals, unclean animals, birds, and everything that creeps on the ground
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17englishwent by pairs to Noah into the ship, male and female, as God commanded Noah.
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17englishAfter the seven days, the floodwaters came on the earth.
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17englishIn the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the sky's windows opened.
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17englishIt rained on the earth forty days and forty nights.
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17englishIn the same day Noah, and Shem, Ham, and Japheth?the sons of Noah?and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered into the ship?
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17englishthey, and every animal after its kind, all the livestock after their kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, every bird of every sort.
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17englishPairs from all flesh with the breath of life in them went into the ship to Noah.
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17englishThose who went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God commanded him; then the LORD shut him in.
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17englishThe flood was forty days on the earth. The waters increased, and lifted up the ship, and it was lifted up above the earth.
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17englishThe waters rose, and increased greatly on the earth; and the ship floated on the surface of the waters.
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17englishThe waters rose very high on the earth. All the high mountains that were under the whole sky were covered.
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17englishThe waters rose fifteen cubits higher, and the mountains were covered.
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17englishAll flesh died that moved on the earth, including birds, livestock, animals, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man.
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17englishAll on the dry land, in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died.
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17englishEvery living thing was destroyed that was on the surface of the ground, including man, livestock, creeping things, and birds of the sky. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ship.
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17englishThe waters flooded the earth one hundred and fifty days.
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17englishGod remembered Noah, all the animals, and all the livestock that were with him in the ship; and God made a wind to pass over the earth. The waters subsided.
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17englishThe deep's fountains and the sky's windows were also stopped, and the rain from the sky was restrained.
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17englishThe waters continually receded from the earth. After the end of one hundred and fifty days the waters receded.
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17englishThe ship rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on Ararat's mountains.
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17englishThe waters receded continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were visible.
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17englishAt the end of forty days, Noah opened the window of the ship which he had made,
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17englishand he sent out a raven. It went back and forth, until the waters were dried up from the earth.
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17englishHe himself sent out a dove to see if the waters were abated from the surface of the ground,
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17englishbut the dove found no place to rest her foot, and she returned into the ship to him, for the waters were on the surface of the whole earth. He put out his hand, and took her, and brought her to him into the ship.
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17englishHe waited yet another seven days; and again he sent the dove out of the ship.
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17englishThe dove came back to him at evening and, behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters were abated from the earth.
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17englishHe waited yet another seven days, and sent out the dove; and she didn't return to him any more.
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17englishIn the six hundred first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from the earth. Noah removed the covering of the ship, and looked. He saw that the surface of the ground was dry.
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17englishIn the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.
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17englishGod spoke to Noah, saying,
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17englishGo out of the ship, you, your wife, your sons, and your sons' wives with you.
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17englishBring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh, including birds, livestock, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply on the earth.
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17englishNoah went out, with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives with him.
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17englishEvery animal, every creeping thing, and every bird, whatever moves on the earth, after their families, went out of the ship.
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17englishNoah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal, and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
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17englishThe LORD smelled the pleasant aroma. The LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake because the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth. I will never again strike every living thing, as I have done.
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17englishWhile the earth remains, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night will not cease.
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17englishGod blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and replenish the earth.
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17englishThe fear of you and the dread of you will be on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the sky. Everything that moves along the ground, and all the fish of the sea, are delivered into your hand.
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17englishEvery moving thing that lives will be food for you. As I gave you the green herb, I have given everything to you.
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17englishBut flesh with its life, that is, its blood, you shall not eat.
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17englishI will surely require accounting for your life's blood. At the hand of every animal I will require it. At the hand of man, even at the hand of every man's brother, I will require the life of man.
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17englishWhoever sheds man's blood, his blood will be shed by man, for God made man in his own image.
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17englishBe fruitful and multiply. Increase abundantly in the earth, and multiply in it.
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17englishGod spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,
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17englishAs for me, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your offspring after you,
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17englishand with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the livestock, and every animal of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ship, even every animal of the earth.
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17englishI will establish my covenant with you: All flesh will not be cut off any more by the waters of the flood. There will never again be a flood to destroy the earth.
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17englishGod said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
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17englishI set my rainbow in the cloud, and it will be a sign of a covenant between me and the earth.
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17englishWhen I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow will be seen in the cloud,
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17englishI will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh, and the waters will no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
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17englishThe rainbow will be in the cloud. I will look at it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.
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17englishGod said to Noah, This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.
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17englishThe sons of Noah who went out from the ship were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Ham is the father of Canaan.
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17englishThese three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was populated.
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17englishNoah began to be a farmer, and planted a vineyard.
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17englishHe drank of the wine and got drunk. He was uncovered within his tent.
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17englishHam, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.
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17englishShem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it on both their shoulders, went in backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were backwards, and they didn't see their father's nakedness.
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17englishNoah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done to him.
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17englishHe said, Canaan is cursed. He will be a servant of servants to his brothers.
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17englishHe said, Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem. Let Canaan be his servant.
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17englishMay God enlarge Japheth. Let him dwell in the tents of Shem. Let Canaan be his servant.
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17englishNoah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood.
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17englishAll the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years, and then he died.
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17englishNow this is the history of the generations of the sons of Noah and of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Sons were born to them after the flood.
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17englishThe sons of Japheth were: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.
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17englishThe sons of Gomer were: Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.
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17englishThe sons of Javan were: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
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17englishOf these were the islands of the nations divided in their lands, everyone after his language, after their families, in their nations.
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17englishThe sons of Ham were: Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
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17englishThe sons of Cush were: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah were: Sheba and Dedan.
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17englishCush became the father of Nimrod. He began to be a mighty one in the earth.
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17englishHe was a mighty hunter before the LORD. Therefore it is said, like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD.
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17englishThe beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
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17englishOut of that land he went into Assyria, and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah,
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17englishand Resen between Nineveh and the great city Calah.
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17englishMizraim became the father of Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,
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17englishPathrusim, Casluhim (which the Philistines descended from), and Caphtorim.
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17englishCanaan became the father of Sidon (his firstborn), Heth,
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17englishthe Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites,
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17englishthe Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites,
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17englishthe Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites. Afterward the families of the Canaanites were spread abroad.
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17englishThe border of the Canaanites was from Sidon?as you go towards Gerar?to Gaza?as you go towards Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim?to Lasha.
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17englishThese are the sons of Ham, after their families, according to their languages, in their lands and their nations.
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17englishChildren were also born to Shem (the elder brother of Japheth), the father of all the children of Eber.
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17englishThe sons of Shem were: Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram.
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17englishThe sons of Aram were: Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.
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17englishArpachshad became the father of Shelah. Shelah became the father of Eber.
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17englishTo Eber were born two sons. The name of the one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided. His brother's name was Joktan.
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17englishJoktan became the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
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17englishHadoram, Uzal, Diklah,
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17englishObal, Abimael, Sheba,
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17englishOphir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.
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17englishTheir dwelling extended from Mesha, as you go towards Sephar, the mountain of the east.
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17englishThese are the sons of Shem, by their families, according to their languages, lands, and nations.
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17englishThese are the families of the sons of Noah, by their generations, according to their nations. The nations divided from these in the earth after the flood.
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17englishThe whole earth was of one language and of one speech.
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17englishAs they travelled east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they lived there.
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17englishThey said to one another, Come, let's make bricks, and burn them thoroughly. They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.
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17englishThey said, Come, let's build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top reaches to the sky, and let's make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad on the surface of the whole earth.
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17englishThe LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.
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17englishThe LORD said, Behold, they are one people, and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do. Now nothing will be withheld from them, which they intend to do.
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17englishCome, let's go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
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17englishSo the LORD scattered them abroad from there on the surface of all the earth. They stopped building the city.
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17englishTherefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth. From there, the LORD scattered them abroad on the surface of all the earth.
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17englishThis is the history of the generations of Shem: Shem was one hundred years old when he became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood.
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17englishShem lived five hundred years after he became the father of Arpachshad, and became the father of more sons and daughters.
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17englishArpachshad lived thirty-five years and became the father of Shelah.
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17englishArpachshad lived four hundred and three years after he became the father of Shelah, and became the father of more sons and daughters.
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17englishShelah lived thirty years, and became the father of Eber.
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17englishShelah lived four hundred and three years after he became the father of Eber, and became the father of more sons and daughters.
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17englishEber lived thirty-four years, and became the father of Peleg.
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17englishEber lived four hundred and thirty years after he became the father of Peleg, and became the father of more sons and daughters.
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17englishPeleg lived thirty years, and became the father of Reu.
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17englishPeleg lived two hundred and nine years after he became the father of Reu, and became the father of more sons and daughters.
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17englishReu lived thirty-two years, and became the father of Serug.
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17englishReu lived two hundred and seven years after he became the father of Serug, and became the father of more sons and daughters.
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17englishSerug lived thirty years, and became the father of Nahor.
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17englishSerug lived two hundred years after he became the father of Nahor, and became the father of more sons and daughters.
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17englishNahor lived twenty-nine years, and became the father of Terah.
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17englishNahor lived one hundred and nineteen years after he became the father of Terah, and became the father of more sons and daughters.
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17englishTerah lived seventy years, and became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
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17englishNow this is the history of the generations of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran became the father of Lot.
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17englishHaran died in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldees, while his father Terah was still alive.
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17englishAbram and Nahor married wives. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah, the daughter of Haran, who was also the father of Iscah.
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17englishSarai was barren. She had no child.
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17englishTerah took Abram his son, Lot the son of Haran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife. They went from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan. They came to Haran and lived there.
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17englishThe days of Terah were two hundred and five years. Terah died in Haran.
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17englishNow the LORD said to Abram, Leave your country, and your relatives, and your father's house, and go to the land that I will show you.
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17englishI will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing.
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17englishI will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who treats you with contempt. All the families of the earth will be blessed through you.
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17englishSo Abram went, as the LORD had told him. Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.
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17englishAbram took Sarai his wife, Lot his brother's son, all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people whom they had acquired in Haran, and they went to go into the land of Canaan. They entered into the land of Canaan.
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17englishAbram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time, Canaanites were in the land.
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17englishThe LORD appeared to Abram and said, I will give this land to your offspring. He built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him.
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17englishHe left from there to go to the mountain on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the LORD's name.
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17englishAbram travelled, still going on towards the South.
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17englishThere was a famine in the land. Abram went down into Egypt to live as a foreigner there, for the famine was severe in the land.
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17englishWhen he had come near to enter Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, See now, I know that you are a beautiful woman to look at.
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17englishIt will happen that when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' They will kill me, but they will save you alive.
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17englishPlease say that you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you.
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17englishWhen Abram had come into Egypt, Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.
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17englishThe princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
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17englishHe dealt well with Abram for her sake. He had sheep, cattle, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels.
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17englishThe LORD afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
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17englishPharaoh called Abram and said, What is this that you have done to me? Why didn't you tell me that she was your wife?
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17englishWhy did you say, 'She is my sister,' so that I took her to be my wife? Now therefore, see your wife, take her, and go your way.
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17englishPharaoh commanded men concerning him, and they escorted him away with his wife and all that he had.
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17englishAbram went up out of Egypt?he, his wife, all that he had, and Lot with him?into the South.
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17englishAbram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.
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17englishHe went on his journeys from the South as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,
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17englishto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first. There Abram called on the LORD's name.
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17englishLot also, who went with Abram, had flocks, herds, and tents.
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17englishThe land was not able to bear them, that they might live together; for their possessions were so great that they couldn't live together.
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17englishThere was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock. The Canaanites and the Perizzites lived in the land at that time.
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17englishAbram said to Lot, Please, let there be no strife between you and me, and between your herdsmen and my herdsmen; for we are relatives.
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17englishIsn't the whole land before you? Please separate yourself from me. If you go to the left hand, then I will go to the right. Or if you go to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
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17englishLot lifted up his eyes, and saw all the plain of the Jordan, that it was well-watered everywhere, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as you go to Zoar.
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17englishSo Lot chose the Plain of the Jordan for himself. Lot travelled east, and they separated themselves from one other.
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17englishAbram lived in the land of Canaan, and Lot lived in the cities of the plain, and moved his tent as far as Sodom.
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17englishNow the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinners against the LORD.
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17englishThe LORD said to Abram, after Lot was separated from him, Now, lift up your eyes, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward,
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17englishfor I will give all the land which you see to you and to your offspring forever.
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17englishI will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can count the dust of the earth, then your offspring may also be counted.
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17englishArise, walk through the land in its length and in its width; for I will give it to you.
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17englishAbram moved his tent, and came and lived by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and built an altar there to the LORD.
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17englishIn the days of Amraphel, king of Shinar; Arioch, king of Ellasar; Chedorlaomer, king of Elam; and Tidal, king of Goiim,
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17englishthey made war with Bera, king of Sodom; Birsha, king of Gomorrah; Shinab, king of Admah; Shemeber, king of Zeboiim; and the king of Bela (also called Zoar).
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17englishAll these joined together in the valley of Siddim (also called the Salt Sea).
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17englishThey served Chedorlaomer for twelve years, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
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17englishIn the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him came and struck the Rephaim in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim,
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17englishand the Horites in their Mount Seir, to El Paran, which is by the wilderness.
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17englishThey returned, and came to En Mishpat (also called Kadesh), and struck all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that lived in Hazazon Tamar.
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17englishThe king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (also called Zoar) went out; and they set the battle in array against them in the valley of Siddim
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17englishagainst Chedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of Goiim, Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings against the five.
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17englishNow the valley of Siddim was full of tar pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and some fell there. Those who remained fled to the hills.
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17englishThey took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their food, and went their way.
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17englishThey took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who lived in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
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17englishOne who had escaped came and told Abram, the Hebrew. At that time, he lived by the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner. They were allies of Abram.
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17englishWhen Abram heard that his relative was taken captive, he led out his three hundred and eighteen trained men, born in his house, and pursued as far as Dan.
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17englishHe divided himself against them by night, he and his servants, and struck them, and pursued them to Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
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17englishHe brought back all the goods, and also brought back his relative Lot and his goods, and the women also, and the other people.
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17englishThe king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, at the valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley).
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17englishMelchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High.
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17englishHe blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth.
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17englishBlessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand. Abram gave him a tenth of all.
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17englishThe king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the people, and take the goods for yourself.
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17englishAbram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand to the LORD, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,
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17englishthat I will not take a thread nor a sandal strap nor anything that is yours, lest you should say, 'I have made Abram rich.'
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17englishI will accept nothing from you except that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me: Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre. Let them take their portion.
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17englishAfter these things the LORD's word came to Abram in a vision, saying, Don't be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.
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17englishAbram said, Lord GOD, what will you give me, since I go childless, and he who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?
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17englishAbram said, Behold, you have given no children to me: and, behold, one born in my house is my heir.
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17englishBehold, the LORD's word came to him, saying, This man will not be your heir, but he who will come out of your own body will be your heir.
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17englishThe LORD brought him outside, and said, Look now towards the sky, and count the stars, if you are able to count them. He said to Abram, So your offspring will be.
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17englishHe believed in the LORD, who credited it to him for righteousness.
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17englishHe said to Abram, I am the LORD who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give you this land to inherit it.
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17englishHe said, Lord GOD, how will I know that I will inherit it?
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17englishHe said to him, Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
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17englishHe brought him all these, and divided them in the middle, and laid each half opposite the other; but he didn't divide the birds.
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17englishThe birds of prey came down on the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.
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17englishWhen the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. Now terror and great darkness fell on him.
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17englishHe said to Abram, Know for sure that your offspring will live as foreigners in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them. They will afflict them four hundred years.
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17englishI will also judge that nation, whom they will serve. Afterward they will come out with great wealth;
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17englishbut you will go to your fathers in peace. You will be buried at a good old age.
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17englishIn the fourth generation they will come here again, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full.
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17englishIt came to pass that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold, a smoking furnace and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.
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17englishIn that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, I have given this land to your offspring, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates:
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17englishthe land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites,
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17englishthe Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim,
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17englishthe Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
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17englishNow Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children. She had a servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
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17englishSarai said to Abram, See now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing. Please go in to my servant. It may be that I will obtain children by her. Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.
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17englishSarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her servant, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to Abram her husband to be his wife.
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17englishHe went in to Hagar, and she conceived. When she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
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17englishSarai said to Abram, This wrong is your fault. I gave my servant into your bosom, and when she saw that she had conceived, she despised me. May The LORD judge between me and you.
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17englishBut Abram said to Sarai, Behold, your maid is in your hand. Do to her whatever is good in your eyes. Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her face.
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17englishThe LORD's angel found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain on the way to Shur.
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17englishHe said, Hagar, Sarai's servant, where did you come from? Where are you going? She said, I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai.
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17englishThe LORD's angel said to her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands.
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17englishThe LORD's angel said to her, I will greatly multiply your offspring, that they will not be counted for multitude.
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17englishThe LORD's angel said to her, Behold, you are with child, and will bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because the LORD has heard your affliction.
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17englishHe will be like a wild donkey amongst men. His hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him. He will live opposed to all of his brothers.
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17englishShe called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, You are a God who sees, for she said, Have I even stayed alive after seeing him?
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17englishTherefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi. Behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
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17englishHagar bore a son for Abram. Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
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17englishAbram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.
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17englishWhen Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, I am God Almighty. Walk before me and be blameless.
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17englishI will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.
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17englishAbram fell on his face. God talked with him, saying,
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17englishAs for me, behold, my covenant is with you. You will be the father of a multitude of nations.
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17englishYour name will no more be called Abram, but your name will be Abraham; for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.
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17englishI will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you. Kings will come out of you.
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17englishI will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to you and to your offspring after you.
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17englishI will give to you, and to your offspring after you, the land where you are travelling, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession. I will be their God.
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17englishGod said to Abraham, As for you, you shall keep my covenant, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations.
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17englishThis is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your offspring after you. Every male amongst you shall be circumcised.
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17englishYou shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin. It will be a token of the covenant between me and you.
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17englishHe who is eight days old shall be circumcised amongst you, every male throughout your generations, he who is born in the house, or bought with money from any foreigner who is not of your offspring.
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17englishHe who is born in your house, and he who is bought with your money, must be circumcised. My covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
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17englishThe uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from his people. He has broken my covenant.
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17englishGod said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but her name shall be Sarah.
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17englishI will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. Yes, I will bless her, and she will be a mother of nations. Kings of peoples will come from her.
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17englishThen Abraham fell on his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Will a child be born to him who is one hundred years old? Will Sarah, who is ninety years old, give birth?
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17englishAbraham said to God, Oh that Ishmael might live before you!
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17englishGod said, No, but Sarah, your wife, will bear you a son. You shall call his name Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his offspring after him.
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17englishAs for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He will become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.
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17englishBut I will establish my covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this set time next year.
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17englishWhen he finished talking with him, God went up from Abraham.
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17englishAbraham took Ishmael his son, all who were born in his house, and all who were bought with his money: every male amongst the men of Abraham's house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the same day, as God had said to him.
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17englishAbraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
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17englishIshmael, his son, was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
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17englishIn the same day both Abraham and Ishmael, his son, were circumcised.
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17englishAll the men of his house, those born in the house, and those bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised with him.
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17englishThe LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day.
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17englishHe lifted up his eyes and looked, and saw that three men stood near him. When he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth,
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17englishand said, My lord, if now I have found favour in your sight, please don't go away from your servant.
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17englishNow let a little water be fetched, wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.
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17englishI will get a piece of bread so you can refresh your heart. After that you may go your way, now that you have come to your servant. They said, Very well, do as you have said.
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17englishAbraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, Quickly prepare three seahs of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes.
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17englishAbraham ran to the herd, and fetched a tender and good calf, and gave it to the servant. He hurried to dress it.
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17englishHe took butter, milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them. He stood by them under the tree, and they ate.
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17englishThey asked him, Where is Sarah, your wife? He said, There, in the tent.
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17englishHe said, I will certainly return to you at about this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son. Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him.
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17englishNow Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age. Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.
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17englishSarah laughed within herself, saying, After I have grown old will I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
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17englishThe LORD said to Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, 'Will I really bear a child when I am old?'
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17englishIs anything too hard for the LORD? At the set time I will return to you, when the season comes around, and Sarah will have a son.
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17englishThen Sarah denied it, saying, I didn't laugh, for she was afraid. He said, No, but you did laugh.
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17englishThe men rose up from there, and looked towards Sodom. Abraham went with them to see them on their way.
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17englishThe LORD said, Will I hide from Abraham what I do,
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17englishsince Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed in him?
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17englishFor I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that the LORD may bring on Abraham that which he has spoken of him.
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17englishThe LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous,
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17englishI will go down now, and see whether their deeds are as bad as the reports which have come to me. If not, I will know.
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17englishThe men turned from there, and went towards Sodom, but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
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17englishAbraham came near, and said, Will you consume the righteous with the wicked?
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17englishWhat if there are fifty righteous within the city? Will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it?
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17englishMay it be far from you to do things like that, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be like the wicked. May that be far from you. Shouldn't the Judge of all the earth do right?
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17englishThe LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare the whole place for their sake.
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17englishAbraham answered, See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord, although I am dust and ashes.
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17englishWhat if there will lack five of the fifty righteous? Will you destroy all the city for lack of five? He said, I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there.
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17englishHe spoke to him yet again, and said, What if there are forty found there? He said, I will not do it for the forty's sake.
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17englishHe said, Oh don't let the Lord be angry, and I will speak. What if there are thirty found there? He said, I will not do it if I find thirty there.
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17englishHe said, See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord. What if there are twenty found there? He said, I will not destroy it for the twenty's sake.
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17englishHe said, Oh don't let the Lord be angry, and I will speak just once more. What if ten are found there? He said, I will not destroy it for the ten's sake.
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17englishThe LORD went his way as soon as he had finished communing with Abraham, and Abraham returned to his place.
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17englishThe two angels came to Sodom at evening. Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them. He bowed himself with his face to the earth,
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17englishand he said, See now, my lords, please come into your servant's house, stay all night, wash your feet, and you can rise up early, and go on your way. They said, No, but we will stay in the street all night.
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17englishHe urged them greatly, and they came in with him, and entered into his house. He made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.
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17englishBut before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter.
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17englishThey called to Lot, and said to him, Where are the men who came in to you this night? Bring them out to us, that we may have sex with them.
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17englishLot went out to them through the door, and shut the door after himself.
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17englishHe said, Please, my brothers, don't act so wickedly.
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17englishSee now, I have two virgin daughters. Please let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them what seems good to you. Only don't do anything to these men, because they have come under the shadow of my roof.
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17englishThey said, Stand back! Then they said, This one fellow came in to live as a foreigner, and he appoints himself a judge. Now we will deal worse with you than with them! They pressed hard on the man Lot, and came near to break the door.
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17englishBut the men reached out their hand, and brought Lot into the house to them, and shut the door.
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17englishThey struck the men who were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
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17englishThe men said to Lot, Do you have anybody else here? Sons-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whomever you have in the city, bring them out of the place:
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17englishfor we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown so great before the LORD that the LORD has sent us to destroy it.
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17englishLot went out, and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry his daughters, and said, Get up! Get out of this place, for the LORD will destroy the city! But he seemed to his sons-in-law to be joking.
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17englishWhen the morning came, then the angels hurried Lot, saying, Get up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
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17englishBut he lingered; and the men grabbed his hand, his wife's hand, and his two daughters' hands, the LORD being merciful to him; and they took him out, and set him outside of the city.
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17englishIt came to pass, when they had taken them out, that he said, Escape for your life! Don't look behind you, and don't stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be consumed!
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17englishLot said to them, Oh, not so, my lord.
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17englishSee now, your servant has found favour in your sight, and you have magnified your loving kindness, which you have shown to me in saving my life. I can't escape to the mountain, lest evil overtake me, and I die.
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17englishSee now, this city is near to flee to, and it is a little one. Oh let me escape there (isn't it a little one?), and my soul will live.
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17englishHe said to him, Behold, I have granted your request concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow the city of which you have spoken.
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17englishHurry, escape there, for I can't do anything until you get there. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
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17englishThe sun had risen on the earth when Lot came to Zoar.
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17englishThen the LORD rained on Sodom and on Gomorrah sulphur and fire from the LORD out of the sky.
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17englishHe overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew on the ground.
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17englishBut Lot's wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
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17englishAbraham went up early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the LORD.
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17englishHe looked towards Sodom and Gomorrah, and towards all the land of the plain, and saw that the smoke of the land went up as the smoke of a furnace.
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17englishWhen God destroyed the cities of the plain, God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the middle of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in which Lot lived.
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17englishLot went up out of Zoar, and lived in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he was afraid to live in Zoar. He lived in a cave with his two daughters.
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17englishThe firstborn said to the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in to us in the way of all the earth.
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17englishCome, let's make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve our father's family line.
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17englishThey made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father. He didn't know when she lay down, nor when she arose.
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17englishIt came to pass on the next day, that the firstborn said to the younger, Behold, I lay last night with my father. Let's make him drink wine again tonight. You go in, and lie with him, that we may preserve our father's family line.
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17englishThey made their father drink wine that night also. The younger went and lay with him. He didn't know when she lay down, nor when she got up.
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17englishThus both of Lot's daughters were with child by their father.
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17englishThe firstborn bore a son, and named him Moab. He is the father of the Moabites to this day.
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17englishThe younger also bore a son, and called his name Ben Ammi. He is the father of the children of Ammon to this day.
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17englishAbraham travelled from there towards the land of the South, and lived between Kadesh and Shur. He lived as a foreigner in Gerar.
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17englishAbraham said about Sarah his wife, She is my sister. Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
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17englishBut God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, Behold, you are a dead man, because of the woman whom you have taken; for she is a man's wife.
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17englishNow Abimelech had not come near her. He said, Lord, will you kill even a righteous nation?
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17englishDidn't he tell me, 'She is my sister'? She, even she herself, said, 'He is my brother.' I have done this in the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands.
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17englishGod said to him in the dream, Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also withheld you from sinning against me. Therefore I didn't allow you to touch her.
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17englishNow therefore, restore the man's wife. For he is a prophet, and he will pray for you, and you will live. If you don't restore her, know for sure that you will die, you, and all who are yours.
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17englishAbimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ear. The men were very scared.
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17englishThen Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, What have you done to us? How have I sinned against you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds to me that ought not to be done!
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17englishAbimelech said to Abraham, What did you see, that you have done this thing?
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17englishAbraham said, Because I thought, 'Surely the fear of God is not in this place. They will kill me for my wife's sake.'
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17englishBesides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
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17englishWhen God caused me to wander from my father's house, I said to her, 'This is your kindness which you shall show to me. Everywhere that we go, say of me, He is my brother. '
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17englishAbimelech took sheep and cattle, male servants and female servants, and gave them to Abraham, and restored Sarah, his wife, to him.
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17englishAbimelech said, Behold, my land is before you. Dwell where it pleases you.
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17englishTo Sarah he said, Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver. Behold, it is for you a covering of the eyes to all that are with you. In front of all you are vindicated.
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17englishAbraham prayed to God. So God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female servants, and they bore children.
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17englishFor the LORD had closed up tight all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.
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17englishThe LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had spoken.
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17englishSarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
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17englishAbraham called his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.
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17englishAbraham circumcised his son, Isaac, when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
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17englishAbraham was one hundred years old when his son, Isaac, was born to him.
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17englishSarah said, God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears will laugh with me.
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17englishShe said, Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age.
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17englishThe child grew and was weaned. Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.
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17englishSarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.
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17englishTherefore she said to Abraham, Cast out this servant and her son! For the son of this servant will not be heir with my son, Isaac.
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17englishThe thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight on account of his son.
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17englishGod said to Abraham, Don't let it be grievous in your sight because of the boy, and because of your servant. In all that Sarah says to you, listen to her voice. For your offspring will be named through Isaac.
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17englishI will also make a nation of the son of the servant, because he is your child.
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17englishAbraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread and a container of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder; and gave her the child, and sent her away. She departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
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17englishThe water in the container was spent, and she put the child under one of the shrubs.
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17englishShe went and sat down opposite him, a good way off, about a bow shot away. For she said, Don't let me see the death of the child. She sat opposite him, and lifted up her voice, and wept.
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17englishGod heard the voice of the boy. The angel of God called to Hagar out of the sky, and said to her, What troubles you, Hagar? Don't be afraid. For God has heard the voice of the boy where he is.
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17englishGet up, lift up the boy, and hold him with your hand. For I will make him a great nation.
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17englishGod opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went, filled the container with water, and gave the boy a drink.
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17englishGod was with the boy, and he grew. He lived in the wilderness, and as he grew up, he became an archer.
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17englishHe lived in the wilderness of Paran. His mother got a wife for him out of the land of Egypt.
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17englishAt that time, Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his army spoke to Abraham, saying, God is with you in all that you do.
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17englishNow, therefore, swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son. But according to the kindness that I have done to you, you shall do to me, and to the land in which you have lived as a foreigner.
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17englishAbraham said, I will swear.
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17englishAbraham complained to Abimelech because of a water well, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
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17englishAbimelech said, I don't know who has done this thing. You didn't tell me, and I didn't hear of it until today.
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17englishAbraham took sheep and cattle, and gave them to Abimelech. Those two made a covenant.
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17englishAbraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
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17englishAbimelech said to Abraham, What do these seven ewe lambs, which you have set by themselves, mean?
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17englishHe said, You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, that it may be a witness to me, that I have dug this well.
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17englishTherefore he called that place Beersheba,? because they both swore an oath there.
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17englishSo they made a covenant at Beersheba. Abimelech rose up with Phicol, the captain of his army, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
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17englishAbraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.
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17englishAbraham lived as a foreigner in the land of the Philistines many days.
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17englishAfter these things, God tested Abraham, and said to him, Abraham! He said, Here I am.
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17englishHe said, Now take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go into the land of Moriah. Offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you of.
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17englishAbraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his donkey; and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son. He split the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went to the place of which God had told him.
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17englishOn the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place far off.
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17englishAbraham said to his young men, Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go over there. We will worship, and come back to you.
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17englishAbraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. He took in his hand the fire and the knife. They both went together.
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17englishIsaac spoke to Abraham his father, and said, My father? He said, Here I am, my son. He said, Here is the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
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17englishAbraham said, God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son. So they both went together.
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17englishThey came to the place which God had told him of. Abraham built the altar there, and laid the wood in order, bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, on the wood.
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17englishAbraham stretched out his hand, and took the knife to kill his son.
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17englishThe LORD's angel called to him out of the sky, and said, Abraham, Abraham! He said, Here I am.
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17englishHe said, Don't lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.
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17englishAbraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and saw that behind him was a ram caught in the thicket by his horns. Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering instead of his son.
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17englishAbraham called the name of that place The LORD Will Provide. As it is said to this day, On the LORD's mountain, it will be provided.
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17englishThe LORD's angel called to Abraham a second time out of the sky,
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17englishand said, 'I have sworn by myself,' says the LORD, 'because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son,
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17englishthat I will bless you greatly, and I will multiply your offspring greatly like the stars of the heavens, and like the sand which is on the seashore. Your offspring will possess the gate of his enemies.
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17englishAll the nations of the earth will be blessed by your offspring, because you have obeyed my voice.'
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17englishSo Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba. Abraham lived at Beersheba.
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17englishAfter these things, Abraham was told, Behold, Milcah, she also has borne children to your brother Nahor:
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17englishUz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram,
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17englishChesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
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17englishBethuel became the father of Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
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17englishHis concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah.
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17englishSarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years. This was the length of Sarah's life.
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17englishSarah died in Kiriath Arba (also called Hebron), in the land of Canaan. Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
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17englishAbraham rose up from before his dead and spoke to the children of Heth, saying,
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17englishI am a stranger and a foreigner living with you. Give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
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17englishThe children of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,
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17englishHear us, my lord. You are a prince of God amongst us. Bury your dead in the best of our tombs. None of us will withhold from you his tomb. Bury your dead.
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17englishAbraham rose up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, to the children of Heth.
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17englishHe talked with them, saying, If you agree that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
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17englishthat he may sell me the cave of Machpelah, which he has, which is in the end of his field. For the full price let him sell it to me amongst you as a possession for a burial place.
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17englishNow Ephron was sitting in the middle of the children of Heth. Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the children of Heth, even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,
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17englishNo, my lord, hear me. I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it. In the presence of the children of my people I give it to you. Bury your dead.
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17englishAbraham bowed himself down before the people of the land.
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17englishHe spoke to Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if you will, please hear me. I will give the price of the field. Take it from me, and I will bury my dead there.
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17englishEphron answered Abraham, saying to him,
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17englishMy lord, listen to me. What is a piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver between me and you? Therefore bury your dead.
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17englishAbraham listened to Ephron. Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the hearing of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, according to the current merchants' standard.
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17englishSo the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, the cave which was in it, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all of its borders, were deeded
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17englishto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.
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17englishAfter this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre (that is, Hebron), in the land of Canaan.
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17englishThe field, and the cave that is in it, were deeded to Abraham by the children of Heth as a possession for a burial place.
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17englishAbraham was old, and well advanced in age. The LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.
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17englishAbraham said to his servant, the elder of his house, who ruled over all that he had, Please put your hand under my thigh.
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17englishI will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, amongst whom I live.
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17englishBut you shall go to my country, and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Isaac.
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17englishThe servant said to him, What if the woman isn't willing to follow me to this land? Must I bring your son again to the land you came from?
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17englishAbraham said to him, Beware that you don't bring my son there again.
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17englishThe LORD, the God of heaven?who took me from my father's house, and from the land of my birth, who spoke to me, and who swore to me, saying, 'I will give this land to your offspring?he will send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there.
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17englishIf the woman isn't willing to follow you, then you shall be clear from this oath to me. Only you shall not bring my son there again.
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17englishThe servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.
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17englishThe servant took ten of his master's camels, and departed, having a variety of good things of his master's with him. He arose, and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.
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17englishHe made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water.
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17englishHe said, The LORD, the God of my master Abraham, please give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.
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17englishBehold, I am standing by the spring of water. The daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water.
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17englishLet it happen, that the young lady to whom I will say, 'Please let down your pitcher, that I may drink,' then she says, 'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink,'?let her be the one you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.
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17englishBefore he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher on her shoulder.
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17englishThe young lady was very beautiful to look at, a virgin. No man had known her. She went down to the spring, filled her pitcher, and came up.
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17englishThe servant ran to meet her, and said, Please give me a drink, a little water from your pitcher.
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17englishShe said, Drink, my lord. She hurried, and let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him a drink.
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17englishWhen she had finished giving him a drink, she said, I will also draw for your camels, until they have finished drinking.
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17englishShe hurried, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw, and drew for all his camels.
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17englishThe man looked steadfastly at her, remaining silent, to know whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
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17englishAs the camels had done drinking, the man took a golden ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold,
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17englishand said, Whose daughter are you? Please tell me. Is there room in your father's house for us to stay?
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17englishShe said to him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor.
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17englishShe said moreover to him, We have both straw and feed enough, and room to lodge in.
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17englishThe man bowed his head, and worshipped the LORD.
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17englishHe said, Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his loving kindness and his truth towards my master. As for me, the LORD has led me on the way to the house of my master's relatives.
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17englishThe young lady ran, and told her mother's house about these words.
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17englishRebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban. Laban ran out to the man, to the spring.
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17englishWhen he saw the ring, and the bracelets on his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, This is what the man said to me, he came to the man. Behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring.
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17englishHe said, Come in, you blessed of the LORD. Why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.
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17englishThe man came into the house, and he unloaded the camels. He gave straw and feed for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.
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17englishFood was set before him to eat, but he said, I will not eat until I have told my message. Laban said, Speak on.
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17englishHe said, I am Abraham's servant.
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17englishThe LORD has blessed my master greatly. He has become great. The LORD has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male servants and female servants, and camels and donkeys.
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17englishSarah, my master's wife, bore a son to my master when she was old. He has given all that he has to him.
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17englishMy master made me swear, saying, 'You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live,
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17englishbut you shall go to my father's house, and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son.'
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17englishI asked my master, 'What if the woman will not follow me?'
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17englishHe said to me, 'The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with you, and prosper your way. You shall take a wife for my son from my relatives, and of my father's house.
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17englishThen you will be clear from my oath, when you come to my relatives. If they don't give her to you, you shall be clear from my oath.'
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17englishI came today to the spring, and said, 'The LORD, the God of my master Abraham, if now you do prosper my way which I go?
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17englishbehold, I am standing by this spring of water. Let it happen, that the maiden who comes out to draw, to whom I will say, Please give me a little water from your pitcher to drink,
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17englishthen she tells me, Drink, and I will also draw for your camels,?let her be the woman whom the LORD has appointed for my master's son.'
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17englishBefore I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came out with her pitcher on her shoulder. She went down to the spring, and drew. I said to her, 'Please let me drink.'
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17englishShe hurried and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, 'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink.' So I drank, and she also gave the camels a drink.
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17englishI asked her, and said, 'Whose daughter are you?' She said, 'The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him.' I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her hands.
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17englishI bowed my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter for his son.
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17englishNow if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me. If not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.
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17englishThen Laban and Bethuel answered, The thing proceeds from the LORD. We can't speak to you bad or good.
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17englishBehold, Rebekah is before you. Take her, and go, and let her be your master's son's wife, as the LORD has spoken.
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17englishWhen Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself down to the earth to the LORD.
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17englishThe servant brought out jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and clothing, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave precious things to her brother and her mother.
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17englishThey ate and drank, he and the men who were with him, and stayed all night. They rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away to my master.
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17englishHer brother and her mother said, Let the young lady stay with us a few days, at least ten. After that she will go.
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17englishHe said to them, Don't hinder me, since the LORD has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master.
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17englishThey said, We will call the young lady, and ask her.
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17englishThey called Rebekah, and said to her, Will you go with this man? She said, I will go.
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17englishThey sent away Rebekah, their sister, with her nurse, Abraham's servant, and his men.
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17englishThey blessed Rebekah, and said to her, Our sister, may you be the mother of thousands of ten thousands, and let your offspring possess the gate of those who hate them.
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17englishRebekah arose with her ladies. They rode on the camels, and followed the man. The servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
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17englishIsaac came from the way of Beer Lahai Roi, for he lived in the land of the South.
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17englishIsaac went out to meditate in the field at the evening. He lifted up his eyes and looked. Behold, there were camels coming.
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17englishRebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she got off the camel.
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17englishShe said to the servant, Who is the man who is walking in the field to meet us? The servant said, It is my master. She took her veil, and covered herself.
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17englishThe servant told Isaac all the things that he had done.
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17englishIsaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife. He loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.
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17englishAbraham took another wife, and her name was Keturah.
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17englishShe bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.
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17englishJokshan became the father of Sheba, and Dedan. The sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim.
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17englishThe sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.
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17englishAbraham gave all that he had to Isaac,
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17englishbut Abraham gave gifts to the sons of Abraham's concubines. While he still lived, he sent them away from Isaac his son, eastward, to the east country.
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17englishThese are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived: one hundred and seventy-five years.
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17englishAbraham gave up his spirit, and died at a good old age, an old man, and full of years, and was gathered to his people.
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17englishIsaac and Ishmael, his sons, buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron, the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is near Mamre,
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17englishthe field which Abraham purchased from the children of Heth. Abraham was buried there with Sarah, his wife.
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17englishAfter the death of Abraham, God blessed Isaac, his son. Isaac lived by Beer Lahai Roi.
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17englishNow this is the history of the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's servant, bore to Abraham.
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17englishThese are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to the order of their birth: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth, then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,
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17englishMishma, Dumah, Massa,
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17englishHadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.
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17englishThese are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their villages, and by their encampments: twelve princes, according to their nations.
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17englishThese are the years of the life of Ishmael: one hundred and thirty-seven years. He gave up his spirit and died, and was gathered to his people.
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17englishThey lived from Havilah to Shur that is before Egypt, as you go towards Assyria. He lived opposite all his relatives.
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17englishThis is the history of the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham became the father of Isaac.
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17englishIsaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Paddan Aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian, to be his wife.
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17englishIsaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren. The LORD was entreated by him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
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17englishThe children struggled together within her. She said, If it is like this, why do I live? She went to enquire of the LORD.
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17englishThe LORD said to her, Two nations are in your womb. Two peoples will be separated from your body. The one people will be stronger than the other people. The elder will serve the younger.
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17englishWhen her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
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17englishThe first came out red all over, like a hairy garment. They named him Esau.
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17englishAfter that, his brother came out, and his hand had hold on Esau's heel. He was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.
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17englishThe boys grew. Esau was a skilful hunter, a man of the field. Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents.
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17englishNow Isaac loved Esau, because he ate his venison. Rebekah loved Jacob.
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17englishJacob boiled stew. Esau came in from the field, and he was famished.
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17englishEsau said to Jacob, Please feed me with some of that red stew, for I am famished. Therefore his name was called Edom.
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17englishJacob said, First, sell me your birthright.
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17englishEsau said, Behold, I am about to die. What good is the birthright to me?
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17englishJacob said, Swear to me first. He swore to him. He sold his birthright to Jacob.
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17englishJacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew. He ate and drank, rose up, and went his way. So Esau despised his birthright.
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17englishThere was a famine in the land, in addition to the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, to Gerar.
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17englishThe LORD appeared to him, and said, Don't go down into Egypt. Live in the land I will tell you about.
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17englishLive in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you. For I will give to you, and to your offspring, all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.
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17englishI will multiply your offspring as the stars of the sky, and will give all these lands to your offspring. In your offspring all the nations of the earth will be blessed,
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17englishbecause Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my requirements, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
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17englishIsaac lived in Gerar.
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17englishThe men of the place asked him about his wife. He said, She is my sister, for he was afraid to say, My wife, lest, he thought, the men of the place might kill me for Rebekah, because she is beautiful to look at.
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17englishWhen he had been there a long time, Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was caressing Rebekah, his wife.
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17englishAbimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, surely she is your wife. Why did you say, 'She is my sister?' Isaac said to him, Because I said, 'Lest I die because of her.'
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17englishAbimelech said, What is this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt on us!
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17englishAbimelech commanded all the people, saying, He who touches this man or his wife will surely be put to death.
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17englishIsaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year one hundred times what he planted. The LORD blessed him.
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17englishThe man grew great, and grew more and more until he became very great.
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17englishHe had possessions of flocks, possessions of herds, and a great household. The Philistines envied him.
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17englishNow all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped, and filled with earth.
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17englishAbimelech said to Isaac, Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we.
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17englishIsaac departed from there, encamped in the valley of Gerar, and lived there.
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17englishIsaac dug again the wells of water, which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham. He called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
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17englishIsaac's servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of flowing water.
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17englishThe herdsmen of Gerar argued with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The water is ours. So he called the name of the well Esek,? because they contended with him.
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17englishThey dug another well, and they argued over that, also. So he called its name Sitnah.?
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17englishHe left that place, and dug another well. They didn't argue over that one. So he called it Rehoboth. He said, For now the LORD has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land.
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17englishHe went up from there to Beersheba.
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17englishThe LORD appeared to him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham your father. Don't be afraid, for I am with you, and will bless you, and multiply your offspring for my servant Abraham's sake.
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17englishHe built an altar there, and called on the LORD's name, and pitched his tent there. There Isaac's servants dug a well.
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17englishThen Abimelech went to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his army.
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17englishIsaac said to them, Why have you come to me, since you hate me, and have sent me away from you?
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17englishThey said, We saw plainly that the LORD was with you. We said, 'Let there now be an oath between us, even between us and you, and let's make a covenant with you,
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17englishthat you will do us no harm, as we have not touched you, and as we have done to you nothing but good, and have sent you away in peace.' You are now the blessed of the LORD.
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17englishHe made them a feast, and they ate and drank.
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17englishThey rose up some time in the morning, and swore an oath to one another. Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
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17englishThe same day, Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had dug, and said to him, We have found water.
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17englishHe called it Shibah. Therefore the name of the city is Beersheba?? to this day.
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17englishWhen Esau was forty years old, he took as wife Judith, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath, the daughter of Elon the Hittite.
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17englishThey grieved Isaac's and Rebekah's spirits.
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17englishWhen Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his elder son, and said to him, My son? He said to him, Here I am.
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17englishHe said, See now, I am old. I don't know the day of my death.
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17englishNow therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and get me venison.
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17englishMake me savoury food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat, and that my soul may bless you before I die.
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17englishRebekah heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
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17englishRebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,
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17english'Bring me venison, and make me savoury food, that I may eat, and bless you before the LORD before my death.'
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17englishNow therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command you.
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17englishGo now to the flock and get me two good young goats from there. I will make them savoury food for your father, such as he loves.
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17englishYou shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death.
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17englishJacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.
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17englishWhat if my father touches me? I will seem to him as a deceiver, and I would bring a curse on myself, and not a blessing.
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17englishHis mother said to him, Let your curse be on me, my son. Only obey my voice, and go get them for me.
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17englishHe went, and got them, and brought them to his mother. His mother made savoury food, such as his father loved.
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17englishRebekah took the good clothes of Esau, her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob, her younger son.
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17englishShe put the skins of the young goats on his hands, and on the smooth of his neck.
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17englishShe gave the savoury food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
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17englishHe came to his father, and said, My father? He said, Here I am. Who are you, my son?
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17englishJacob said to his father, I am Esau your firstborn. I have done what you asked me to do. Please arise, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me.
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17englishIsaac said to his son, How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son? He said, Because the LORD your God gave me success.
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17englishIsaac said to Jacob, Please come near, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau or not.
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17englishJacob went near to Isaac his father. He felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
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17englishHe didn't recognise him, because his hands were hairy, like his brother Esau's hands. So he blessed him.
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17englishHe said, Are you really my son Esau? He said, I am.
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17englishHe said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless you. He brought it near to him, and he ate. He brought him wine, and he drank.
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17englishHis father Isaac said to him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.
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17englishHe came near, and kissed him. He smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him, and said, Behold, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed.
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17englishGod give you of the dew of the sky, of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and new wine.
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17englishLet peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers. Let your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you. Blessed be everyone who blesses you.
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17englishAs soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had just gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
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17englishHe also made savoury food, and brought it to his father. He said to his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that your soul may bless me.
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17englishIsaac his father said to him, Who are you? He said, I am your son, your firstborn, Esau.
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17englishIsaac trembled violently, and said, Who, then, is he who has taken venison, and brought it to me, and I have eaten of all before you came, and have blessed him? Yes, he will be blessed.
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17englishWhen Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, Bless me, even me also, my father.
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17englishHe said, Your brother came with deceit, and has taken away your blessing.
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17englishHe said, Isn't he rightly named Jacob? For he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright. See, now he has taken away my blessing. He said, Haven't you reserved a blessing for me?
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17englishIsaac answered Esau, Behold, I have made him your lord, and all his brothers I have given to him for servants. I have sustained him with grain and new wine. What then will I do for you, my son?
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17englishEsau said to his father, Do you have just one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, my father. Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
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17englishIsaac his father answered him, Behold, your dwelling will be of the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of the sky from above.
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17englishYou will live by your sword, and you will serve your brother. It will happen, when you will break loose, that you will shake his yoke from off your neck.
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17englishEsau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him. Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand. Then I will kill my brother Jacob.
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17englishThe words of Esau, her elder son, were told to Rebekah. She sent and called Jacob, her younger son, and said to him, Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself about you by planning to kill you.
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17englishNow therefore, my son, obey my voice. Arise, flee to Laban, my brother, in Haran.
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17englishStay with him a few days, until your brother's fury turns away?
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17englishuntil your brother's anger turns away from you, and he forgets what you have done to him. Then I will send, and get you from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?
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17englishRebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth. If Jacob takes a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these, of the daughters of the land, what good will my life do me?
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17englishIsaac called Jacob, blessed him, and commanded him, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.
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17englishArise, go to Paddan Aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father. Take a wife from there from the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother.
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17englishMay God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a company of peoples,
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17englishand give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your offspring with you, that you may inherit the land where you travel, which God gave to Abraham.
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17englishIsaac sent Jacob away. He went to Paddan Aram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
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17englishNow Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan Aram, to take him a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he gave him a command, saying, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;
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17englishand that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Paddan Aram.
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17englishEsau saw that the daughters of Canaan didn't please Isaac, his father.
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17englishSo Esau went to Ishmael, and took, in addition to the wives that he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife.
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17englishJacob went out from Beersheba, and went towards Haran.
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17englishHe came to a certain place, and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. He took one of the stones of the place, and put it under his head, and lay down in that place to sleep.
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17englishHe dreamt and saw a stairway set upon the earth, and its top reached to heaven. Behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
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17englishBehold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. I will give the land you lie on to you and to your offspring.
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17englishYour offspring will be as the dust of the earth, and you will spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. In you and in your offspring, all the families of the earth will be blessed.
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17englishBehold, I am with you, and will keep you, wherever you go, and will bring you again into this land. For I will not leave you until I have done that which I have spoken of to you.
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17englishJacob awakened out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place, and I didn't know it.
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17englishHe was afraid, and said, How awesome this place is! This is none other than God's house, and this is the gate of heaven.
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17englishJacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil on its top.
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17englishHe called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.
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17englishJacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and clothing to put on,
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17englishso that I come again to my father's house in peace, and the LORD will be my God,
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17englishthen this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, will be God's house. Of all that you will give me I will surely give a tenth to you.
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17englishThen Jacob went on his journey, and came to the land of the children of the east.
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17englishHe looked, and saw a well in the field, and saw three flocks of sheep lying there by it. For out of that well they watered the flocks. The stone on the well's mouth was large.
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17englishThere all the flocks were gathered. They rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone back on the well's mouth in its place.
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17englishJacob said to them, My relatives, where are you from? They said, We are from Haran.
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17englishHe said to them, Do you know Laban, the son of Nahor? They said, We know him.
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17englishHe said to them, Is it well with him? They said, It is well. See, Rachel, his daughter, is coming with the sheep.
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17englishHe said, Behold, it is still the middle of the day, not time to gather the livestock together. Water the sheep, and go and feed them.
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17englishThey said, We can't, until all the flocks are gathered together, and they roll the stone from the well's mouth. Then we will water the sheep.
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17englishWhile he was yet speaking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she kept them.
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17englishWhen Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban, his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban, his mother's brother, Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.
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17englishJacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
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17englishJacob told Rachel that he was her father's relative, and that he was Rebekah's son. She ran and told her father.
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17englishWhen Laban heard the news of Jacob, his sister's son, he ran to meet Jacob, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. Jacob told Laban all these things.
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17englishLaban said to him, Surely you are my bone and my flesh. Jacob stayed with him for a month.
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17englishLaban said to Jacob, Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what will your wages be?
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17englishLaban had two daughters. The name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
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17englishLeah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful in form and attractive.
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17englishJacob loved Rachel. He said, I will serve you seven years for Rachel, your younger daughter.
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17englishLaban said, It is better that I give her to you, than that I should give her to another man. Stay with me.
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17englishJacob served seven years for Rachel. They seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had for her.
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17englishJacob said to Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her.
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17englishLaban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
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17englishIn the evening, he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to Jacob. He went in to her.
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17englishLaban gave Zilpah his servant to his daughter Leah for a servant.
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17englishIn the morning, behold, it was Leah! He said to Laban, What is this you have done to me? Didn't I serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?
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17englishLaban said, It is not done so in our place, to give the younger before the firstborn.
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17englishFulfil the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you will serve with me for seven more years.
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17englishJacob did so, and fulfilled her week. He gave him Rachel his daughter as wife.
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17englishLaban gave Bilhah, his servant, to his daughter Rachel to be her servant.
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17englishHe went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him seven more years.
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17englishThe LORD saw that Leah was hated, and he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.
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17englishLeah conceived, and bore a son, and she named him Reuben. For she said, Because the LORD has looked at my affliction; for now my husband will love me.
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17englishShe conceived again, and bore a son, and said, Because the LORD has heard that I am hated, he has therefore given me this son also. She named him Simeon.
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17englishShe conceived again, and bore a son. She said, Now this time my husband will be joined to me, because I have borne him three sons. Therefore his name was called Levi.
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17englishShe conceived again, and bore a son. She said, This time I will praise the LORD. Therefore she named him Judah. Then she stopped bearing.
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17englishWhen Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister. She said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I will die.
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17englishJacob's anger burnt against Rachel, and he said, Am I in God's place, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?
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17englishShe said, Behold, my maid Bilhah. Go in to her, that she may bear on my knees, and I also may obtain children by her.
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17englishShe gave him Bilhah her servant as wife, and Jacob went in to her.
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17englishBilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son.
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17englishRachel said, God has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son. Therefore she called his name Dan.
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17englishBilhah, Rachel's servant, conceived again, and bore Jacob a second son.
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17englishRachel said, I have wrestled with my sister with mighty wrestlings, and have prevailed. She named him Naphtali.
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17englishWhen Leah saw that she had finished bearing, she took Zilpah, her servant, and gave her to Jacob as a wife.
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17englishZilpah, Leah's servant, bore Jacob a son.
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17englishLeah said, How fortunate! She named him Gad.
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17englishZilpah, Leah's servant, bore Jacob a second son.
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17englishLeah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me happy. She named him Asher.
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17englishReuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother, Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Please give me some of your son's mandrakes.
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17englishLeah said to her, Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband? Would you take away my son's mandrakes, also? Rachel said, Therefore he will lie with you tonight for your son's mandrakes.
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17englishJacob came from the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, You must come in to me; for I have surely hired you with my son's mandrakes. He lay with her that night.
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17englishGod listened to Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son.
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17englishLeah said, God has given me my hire, because I gave my servant to my husband. She named him Issachar.
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17englishLeah conceived again, and bore a sixth son to Jacob.
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17englishLeah said, God has endowed me with a good dowry. Now my husband will live with me, because I have borne him six sons. She named him Zebulun.
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17englishAfterwards, she bore a daughter, and named her Dinah.
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17englishGod remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb.
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17englishShe conceived, bore a son, and said, God has taken away my reproach.
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17englishShe named him Joseph, saying, May the LORD add another son to me.
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17englishWhen Rachel had borne Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my own place, and to my country.
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17englishGive me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me go; for you know my service with which I have served you.
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17englishLaban said to him, If now I have found favour in your eyes, stay here, for I have divined that the LORD has blessed me for your sake.
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17englishHe said, Appoint me your wages, and I will give it.
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17englishJacob said to him, You know how I have served you, and how your livestock have fared with me.
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17englishFor it was little which you had before I came, and it has increased to a multitude. The LORD has blessed you wherever I turned. Now when will I provide for my own house also?
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17englishLaban said, What shall I give you? Jacob said, You shall not give me anything. If you will do this thing for me, I will again feed your flock and keep it.
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17englishI will pass through all your flock today, removing from there every speckled and spotted one, and every black one amongst the sheep, and the spotted and speckled amongst the goats. This will be my hire.
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17englishSo my righteousness will answer for me hereafter, when you come concerning my hire that is before you. Every one that is not speckled and spotted amongst the goats, and black amongst the sheep, that might be with me, will be considered stolen.
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17englishLaban said, Behold, let it be according to your word.
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17englishThat day, he removed the male goats that were streaked and spotted, and all the female goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had white in it, and all the black ones amongst the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.
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17englishHe set three days' journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
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17englishJacob took to himself rods of fresh poplar, almond, and plane tree, peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.
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17englishHe set the rods which he had peeled opposite the flocks in the watering troughs where the flocks came to drink. They conceived when they came to drink.
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17englishThe flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks produced streaked, speckled, and spotted.
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17englishJacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks towards the streaked and all the black in Laban's flock. He put his own droves apart, and didn't put them into Laban's flock.
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17englishWhenever the stronger of the flock conceived, Jacob laid the rods in front of the eyes of the flock in the watering troughs, that they might conceive amongst the rods;
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17englishbut when the flock were feeble, he didn't put them in. So the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.
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17englishThe man increased exceedingly, and had large flocks, female servants and male servants, and camels and donkeys.
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17englishJacob heard Laban's sons' words, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was our father's. He has obtained all this wealth from that which was our father's.
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17englishJacob saw the expression on Laban's face, and, behold, it was not towards him as before.
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17englishThe LORD said to Jacob, Return to the land of your fathers, and to your relatives, and I will be with you.
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17englishJacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field to his flock,
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17englishand said to them, I see the expression on your father's face, that it is not towards me as before; but the God of my father has been with me.
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17englishYou know that I have served your father with all of my strength.
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17englishYour father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times, but God didn't allow him to hurt me.
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17englishIf he said, 'The speckled will be your wages,' then all the flock bore speckled. If he said, 'The streaked will be your wages,' then all the flock bore streaked.
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17englishThus God has taken away your father's livestock, and given them to me.
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17englishDuring mating season, I lifted up my eyes, and saw in a dream, and behold, the male goats which leapt on the flock were streaked, speckled, and grizzled.
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17englishThe angel of God said to me in the dream, 'Jacob,' and I said, 'Here I am.'
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17englishHe said, 'Now lift up your eyes, and behold, all the male goats which leap on the flock are streaked, speckled, and grizzled, for I have seen all that Laban does to you.
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17englishI am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, where you vowed a vow to me. Now arise, get out from this land, and return to the land of your birth.'
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17englishRachel and Leah answered him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?
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17englishAren't we considered as foreigners by him? For he has sold us, and has also used up our money.
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17englishFor all the riches which God has taken away from our father are ours and our children's. Now then, whatever God has said to you, do.
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17englishThen Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives on the camels,
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17englishand he took away all his livestock, and all his possessions which he had gathered, including the livestock which he had gained in Paddan Aram, to go to Isaac his father, to the land of Canaan.
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17englishNow Laban had gone to shear his sheep; and Rachel stole the teraphim that were her father's.
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17englishJacob deceived Laban the Syrian, in that he didn't tell him that he was running away.
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17englishSo he fled with all that he had. He rose up, passed over the River, and set his face towards the mountain of Gilead.
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17englishLaban was told on the third day that Jacob had fled.
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17englishHe took his relatives with him, and pursued him seven days' journey. He overtook him in the mountain of Gilead.
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17englishGod came to Laban the Syrian in a dream of the night, and said to him, Be careful that you don't speak to Jacob either good or bad.
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17englishLaban caught up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mountain, and Laban with his relatives encamped in the mountain of Gilead.
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17englishLaban said to Jacob, What have you done, that you have deceived me, and carried away my daughters like captives of the sword?
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17englishWhy did you flee secretly, and deceive me, and didn't tell me, that I might have sent you away with mirth and with songs, with tambourine and with harp;
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17englishand didn't allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now have you done foolishly.
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17englishIt is in the power of my hand to hurt you, but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, 'Be careful that you don't speak to Jacob either good or bad.'
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17englishNow, you want to be gone, because you greatly longed for your father's house, but why have you stolen my gods?
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17englishJacob answered Laban, Because I was afraid, for I said, 'Lest you should take your daughters from me by force.'
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17englishAnyone you find your gods with shall not live. Before our relatives, discern what is yours with me, and take it. For Jacob didn't know that Rachel had stolen them.
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17englishLaban went into Jacob's tent, into Leah's tent, and into the tent of the two female servants; but he didn't find them. He went out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.
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17englishNow Rachel had taken the teraphim, put them in the camel's saddle, and sat on them. Laban felt around all the tent, but didn't find them.
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17englishShe said to her father, Don't let my lord be angry that I can't rise up before you; for I'm having my period. He searched, but didn't find the teraphim.
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17englishJacob was angry, and argued with Laban. Jacob answered Laban, What is my trespass? What is my sin, that you have hotly pursued me?
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17englishNow that you have felt around in all my stuff, what have you found of all your household stuff? Set it here before my relatives and your relatives, that they may judge between us two.
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17englishThese twenty years I have been with you. Your ewes and your female goats have not cast their young, and I haven't eaten the rams of your flocks.
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17englishThat which was torn of animals, I didn't bring to you. I bore its loss. Of my hand you required it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night.
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17englishThis was my situation: in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from my eyes.
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17englishThese twenty years I have been in your house. I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you have changed my wages ten times.
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17englishUnless the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty. God has seen my affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked you last night.
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17englishLaban answered Jacob, The daughters are my daughters, the children are my children, the flocks are my flocks, and all that you see is mine! What can I do today to these my daughters, or to their children whom they have borne?
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17englishNow come, let's make a covenant, you and I. Let it be for a witness between me and you.
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17englishJacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
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17englishJacob said to his relatives, Gather stones. They took stones, and made a heap. They ate there by the heap.
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17englishLaban called it Jegar Sahadutha,? but Jacob called it Galeed.?
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17englishLaban said, This heap is witness between me and you today. Therefore it was named Galeed
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17englishand Mizpah, for he said, The LORD watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.
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17englishIf you afflict my daughters, or if you take wives in addition to my daughters, no man is with us; behold, God is witness between me and you.
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17englishLaban said to Jacob, See this heap, and see the pillar, which I have set between me and you.
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17englishMay this heap be a witness, and the pillar be a witness, that I will not pass over this heap to you, and that you will not pass over this heap and this pillar to me, for harm.
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17englishThe God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us. Then Jacob swore by the fear of his father, Isaac.
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17englishJacob offered a sacrifice in the mountain, and called his relatives to eat bread. They ate bread, and stayed all night in the mountain.
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17englishEarly in the morning, Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them. Laban departed and returned to his place.
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17englishJacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
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17englishWhen he saw them, Jacob said, This is God's army. He called the name of that place Mahanaim.
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17englishJacob sent messengers in front of him to Esau, his brother, to the land of Seir, the field of Edom.
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17englishHe commanded them, saying, This is what you shall tell my lord, Esau: 'This is what your servant, Jacob, says. I have lived as a foreigner with Laban, and stayed until now.
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17englishI have cattle, donkeys, flocks, male servants, and female servants. I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favour in your sight.'
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17englishThe messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother Esau. He is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him.
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17englishThen Jacob was greatly afraid and was distressed. He divided the people who were with him, along with the flocks, the herds, and the camels, into two companies.
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17englishHe said, If Esau comes to the one company, and strikes it, then the company which is left will escape.
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17englishJacob said, God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD, who said to me, 'Return to your country, and to your relatives, and I will do you good,'
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17englishI am not worthy of the least of all the loving kindnesses, and of all the truth, which you have shown to your servant; for with just my staff I crossed over this Jordan; and now I have become two companies.
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17englishPlease deliver me from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and strike me and the mothers with the children.
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17englishYou said, 'I will surely do you good, and make your offspring as the sand of the sea, which can't be counted because there are so many.'
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17englishHe stayed there that night, and took from that which he had with him a present for Esau, his brother:
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17englishtwo hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,
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17englishthirty milk camels and their colts, forty cows, ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten foals.
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17englishHe delivered them into the hands of his servants, every herd by itself, and said to his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space between herd and herd.
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17englishHe commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau, my brother, meets you, and asks you, saying, 'Whose are you? Where are you going? Whose are these before you?'
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17englishThen you shall say, 'They are your servant, Jacob's. It is a present sent to my lord, Esau. Behold, he also is behind us.'
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17englishHe commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the herds, saying, This is how you shall speak to Esau, when you find him.
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17englishYou shall say, 'Not only that, but behold, your servant, Jacob, is behind us.' For, he said, I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face. Perhaps he will accept me.
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17englishSo the present passed over before him, and he himself stayed that night in the camp.
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17englishHe rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two servants, and his eleven sons, and crossed over the ford of the Jabbok.
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17englishHe took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that which he had.
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17englishJacob was left alone, and wrestled with a man there until the breaking of the day.
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17englishWhen he saw that he didn't prevail against him, the man touched the hollow of his thigh, and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was strained as he wrestled.
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17englishThe man said, Let me go, for the day breaks. Jacob said, I won't let you go unless you bless me.
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17englishHe said to him, What is your name? He said, Jacob.
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17englishHe said, Your name will no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have fought with God and with men, and have prevailed.
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17englishJacob asked him, Please tell me your name. He said, Why is it that you ask what my name is? So he blessed him there.
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17englishJacob called the name of the place Peniel;? for he said, I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
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17englishThe sun rose on him as he passed over Peniel, and he limped because of his thigh.
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17englishTherefore the children of Israel don't eat the sinew of the hip, which is on the hollow of the thigh, to this day, because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew of the hip.
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17englishJacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau was coming, and with him four hundred men. He divided the children between Leah, Rachel, and the two servants.
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17englishHe put the servants and their children in front, Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph at the rear.
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17englishHe himself passed over in front of them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
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17englishEsau ran to meet him, embraced him, fell on his neck, kissed him, and they wept.
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17englishHe lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are these with you? He said, The children whom God has graciously given your servant.
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17englishThen the servants came near with their children, and they bowed themselves.
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17englishLeah also and her children came near, and bowed themselves. After them, Joseph came near with Rachel, and they bowed themselves.
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17englishEsau said, What do you mean by all this company which I met? Jacob said, To find favour in the sight of my lord.
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17englishEsau said, I have enough, my brother; let that which you have be yours.
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17englishJacob said, Please, no, if I have now found favour in your sight, then receive my present at my hand, because I have seen your face, as one sees the face of God, and you were pleased with me.
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17englishPlease take the gift that I brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. He urged him, and he took it.
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17englishEsau said, Let's take our journey, and let's go, and I will go before you.
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17englishJacob said to him, My lord knows that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young, and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die.
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17englishPlease let my lord pass over before his servant, and I will lead on gently, according to the pace of the livestock that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord to Seir.
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17englishEsau said, Let me now leave with you some of the people who are with me. He said, Why? Let me find favour in the sight of my lord.
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17englishSo Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.
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17englishJacob travelled to Succoth, built himself a house, and made shelters for his livestock. Therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.
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17englishJacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan Aram; and encamped before the city.
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17englishHe bought the parcel of ground where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for one hundred pieces of money.
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17englishHe erected an altar there, and called it El Elohe Israel.?
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17englishDinah, the daughter of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.
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17englishShechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her. He took her, lay with her, and humbled her.
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17englishHis soul joined to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young lady, and spoke kindly to the young lady.
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17englishShechem spoke to his father, Hamor, saying, Get me this young lady as a wife.
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17englishNow Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah, his daughter; and his sons were with his livestock in the field. Jacob held his peace until they came.
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17englishHamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to talk with him.
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17englishThe sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it. The men were grieved, and they were very angry, because he had done folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter, a thing that ought not to be done.
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17englishHamor talked with them, saying, The soul of my son, Shechem, longs for your daughter. Please give her to him as a wife.
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17englishMake marriages with us. Give your daughters to us, and take our daughters for yourselves.
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17englishYou shall dwell with us, and the land will be before you. Live and trade in it, and get possessions in it.
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17englishShechem said to her father and to her brothers, Let me find favour in your eyes, and whatever you will tell me I will give.
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17englishAsk me a great amount for a dowry, and I will give whatever you ask of me, but give me the young lady as a wife.
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17englishThe sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with deceit when they spoke, because he had defiled Dinah their sister,
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17englishand said to them, We can't do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised; for that is a reproach to us.
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17englishOnly on this condition will we consent to you. If you will be as we are, that every male of you be circumcised,
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17englishthen will we give our daughters to you; and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.
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17englishBut if you will not listen to us and be circumcised, then we will take our sister, and we will be gone.
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17englishTheir words pleased Hamor and Shechem, Hamor's son.
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17englishThe young man didn't wait to do this thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter, and he was honoured above all the house of his father.
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17englishHamor and Shechem, his son, came to the gate of their city, and talked with the men of their city, saying,
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17englishThese men are peaceful with us. Therefore let them live in the land and trade in it. For behold, the land is large enough for them. Let's take their daughters to us for wives, and let's give them our daughters.
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17englishOnly on this condition will the men consent to us to live with us, to become one people, if every male amongst us is circumcised, as they are circumcised.
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17englishWon't their livestock and their possessions and all their animals be ours? Only let's give our consent to them, and they will dwell with us.
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17englishAll who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor, and to Shechem his son; and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.
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17englishOn the third day, when they were sore, two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword, came upon the unsuspecting city, and killed all the males.
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17englishThey killed Hamor and Shechem, his son, with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went away.
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17englishJacob's sons came on the dead, and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister.
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17englishThey took their flocks, their herds, their donkeys, that which was in the city, that which was in the field,
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17englishand all their wealth. They took captive all their little ones and their wives, and took as plunder everything that was in the house.
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17englishJacob said to Simeon and Levi, You have troubled me, to make me odious to the inhabitants of the land, amongst the Canaanites and the Perizzites. I am few in number. They will gather themselves together against me and strike me, and I will be destroyed, I and my house.
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17englishThey said, Should he deal with our sister as with a prostitute?
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17englishGod said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and live there. Make there an altar to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother.
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17englishThen Jacob said to his household, and to all who were with him, Put away the foreign gods that are amongst you, purify yourselves, change your garments.
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17englishLet's arise, and go up to Bethel. I will make there an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me on the way which I went.
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17englishThey gave to Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hands, and the rings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
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17englishThey travelled, and a terror of God was on the cities that were around them, and they didn't pursue the sons of Jacob.
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17englishSo Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him.
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17englishHe built an altar there, and called the place El Beth El; because there God was revealed to him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
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17englishDeborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried below Bethel under the oak; and its name was called Allon Bacuth.
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17englishGod appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan Aram, and blessed him.
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17englishGod said to him, Your name is Jacob. Your name shall not be Jacob any more, but your name will be Israel. He named him Israel.
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17englishGod said to him, I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations will be from you, and kings will come out of your body.
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17englishThe land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give it to you, and to your offspring after you I will give the land.
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17englishGod went up from him in the place where he spoke with him.
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17englishJacob set up a pillar in the place where he spoke with him, a pillar of stone. He poured out a drink offering on it, and poured oil on it.
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17englishJacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him Bethel.
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17englishThey travelled from Bethel. There was still some distance to come to Ephrath, and Rachel travailed. She had hard labour.
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17englishWhen she was in hard labour, the midwife said to her, Don't be afraid, for now you will have another son.
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17englishAs her soul was departing (for she died), she named him Benoni, but his father named him Benjamin.?
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17englishRachel died, and was buried on the way to Ephrath (also called Bethlehem).
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17englishJacob set up a pillar on her grave. The same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.
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17englishIsrael travelled, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Eder.
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17englishWhile Israel lived in that land, Reuben went and lay with Bilhah, his father's concubine, and Israel heard of it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve.
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17englishThe sons of Leah: Reuben (Jacob's firstborn), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun.
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17englishThe sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.
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17englishThe sons of Bilhah (Rachel's servant): Dan and Naphtali.
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17englishThe sons of Zilpah (Leah's servant): Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Paddan Aram.
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17englishJacob came to Isaac his father, to Mamre, to Kiriath Arba (which is Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac lived as foreigners.
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17englishThe days of Isaac were one hundred and eighty years.
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17englishIsaac gave up the spirit and died, and was gathered to his people, old and full of days. Esau and Jacob, his sons, buried him.
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17englishNow this is the history of the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).
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17englishEsau took his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon, the Hittite; and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, the Hivite;
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17englishand Basemath, Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebaioth.
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17englishAdah bore to Esau Eliphaz. Basemath bore Reuel.
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17englishOholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These are the sons of Esau, who were born to him in the land of Canaan.
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17englishEsau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, and all the members of his household, with his livestock, all his animals, and all his possessions, which he had gathered in the land of Canaan, and went into a land away from his brother Jacob.
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17englishFor their substance was too great for them to dwell together, and the land of their travels couldn't bear them because of their livestock.
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17englishEsau lived in the hill country of Seir. Esau is Edom.
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17englishThis is the history of the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir:
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17englishthese are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz, the son of Adah, the wife of Esau; and Reuel, the son of Basemath, the wife of Esau.
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17englishThe sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.
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17englishTimna was concubine to Eliphaz, Esau's son; and she bore to Eliphaz Amalek. These are the descendants of Adah, Esau's wife.
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17englishThese are the sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These were the descendants of Basemath, Esau's wife.
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17englishThese were the sons of Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: she bore to Esau Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.
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17englishThese are the chiefs of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the firstborn of Esau: chief Teman, chief Omar, chief Zepho, chief Kenaz,
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17englishchief Korah, chief Gatam, chief Amalek. These are the chiefs who came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom. These are the sons of Adah.
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17englishThese are the sons of Reuel, Esau's son: chief Nahath, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, chief Mizzah. These are the chiefs who came of Reuel in the land of Edom. These are the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife.
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17englishThese are the sons of Oholibamah, Esau's wife: chief Jeush, chief Jalam, chief Korah. These are the chiefs who came of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.
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17englishThese are the sons of Esau (that is, Edom), and these are their chiefs.
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17englishThese are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,
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17englishDishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These are the chiefs who came of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.
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17englishThe children of Lotan were Hori and Heman. Lotan's sister was Timna.
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17englishThese are the children of Shobal: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
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17englishThese are the children of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah. This is Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he fed the donkeys of Zibeon his father.
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17englishThese are the children of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah.
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17englishThese are the children of Dishon: Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran.
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17englishThese are the children of Ezer: Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan.
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17englishThese are the children of Dishan: Uz and Aran.
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17englishThese are the chiefs who came of the Horites: chief Lotan, chief Shobal, chief Zibeon, chief Anah,
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17englishchief Dishon, chief Ezer, and chief Dishan. These are the chiefs who came of the Horites, according to their chiefs in the land of Seir.
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17englishThese are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned over the children of Israel.
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17englishBela, the son of Beor, reigned in Edom. The name of his city was Dinhabah.
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17englishBela died, and Jobab, the son of Zerah of Bozrah, reigned in his place.
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17englishJobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place.
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17englishHusham died, and Hadad, the son of Bedad, who struck Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his place. The name of his city was Avith.
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17englishHadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place.
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17englishSamlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth by the river, reigned in his place.
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17englishShaul died, and Baal Hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place.
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17englishBaal Hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his place. The name of his city was Pau. His wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
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17englishThese are the names of the chiefs who came from Esau, according to their families, after their places, and by their names: chief Timna, chief Alvah, chief Jetheth,
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17englishchief Oholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon,
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17englishchief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar,
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17englishchief Magdiel, and chief Iram. These are the chiefs of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession. This is Esau, the father of the Edomites.
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17englishJacob lived in the land of his father's travels, in the land of Canaan.
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17englishThis is the history of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. Joseph brought an evil report of them to their father.
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17englishNow Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age, and he made him a tunic of many colours.
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17englishHis brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, and they hated him, and couldn't speak peaceably to him.
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17englishJoseph dreamt a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more.
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17englishHe said to them, Please hear this dream which I have dreamt:
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17englishfor behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves came around, and bowed down to my sheaf.
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17englishHis brothers asked him, Will you indeed reign over us? Will you indeed have dominion over us? They hated him all the more for his dreams and for his words.
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17englishHe dreamt yet another dream, and told it to his brothers, and said, Behold, I have dreamt yet another dream: and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed down to me.
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17englishHe told it to his father and to his brothers. His father rebuked him, and said to him, What is this dream that you have dreamt? Will I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow ourselves down to the earth before you?
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17englishHis brothers envied him, but his father kept this saying in mind.
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17englishHis brothers went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
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17englishIsrael said to Joseph, Aren't your brothers feeding the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send you to them. He said to him, Here I am.
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17englishHe said to him, Go now, see whether it is well with your brothers, and well with the flock; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
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17englishA certain man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field. The man asked him, What are you looking for?
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17englishHe said, I am looking for my brothers. Tell me, please, where they are feeding the flock.
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17englishThe man said, They have left here, for I heard them say, 'Let's go to Dothan.' Joseph went after his brothers, and found them in Dothan.
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17englishThey saw him afar off, and before he came near to them, they conspired against him to kill him.
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17englishThey said to one another, Behold, this dreamer comes.
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17englishCome now therefore, and let's kill him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, 'An evil animal has devoured him.' We will see what will become of his dreams.
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17englishReuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said, Let's not take his life.
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17englishReuben said to them, Shed no blood. Throw him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but lay no hand on him?that he might deliver him out of their hand, to restore him to his father.
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17englishWhen Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the tunic of many colours that was on him;
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17englishand they took him, and threw him into the pit. The pit was empty. There was no water in it.
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17englishThey sat down to eat bread, and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing spices and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
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17englishJudah said to his brothers, What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?
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17englishCome, and let's sell him to the Ishmaelites, and not let our hand be on him; for he is our brother, our flesh. His brothers listened to him.
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17englishMidianites who were merchants passed by, and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. The merchants brought Joseph into Egypt.
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17englishReuben returned to the pit, and saw that Joseph wasn't in the pit; and he tore his clothes.
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17englishHe returned to his brothers, and said, The child is no more; and I, where will I go?
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17englishThey took Joseph's tunic, and killed a male goat, and dipped the tunic in the blood.
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17englishThey took the tunic of many colours, and they brought it to their father, and said, We have found this. Examine it, now, and see if it is your son's tunic or not.
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17englishHe recognised it, and said, It is my son's tunic. An evil animal has devoured him. Joseph is without doubt torn in pieces.
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17englishJacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his waist, and mourned for his son many days.
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17englishAll his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. He said, For I will go down to Sheol to my son, mourning. His father wept for him.
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17englishThe Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard.
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17englishAt that time, Judah went down from his brothers, and visited a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.
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17englishThere, Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite man named Shua. He took her, and went in to her.
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17englishShe conceived, and bore a son; and he named him Er.
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17englishShe conceived again, and bore a son; and she named him Onan.
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17englishShe yet again bore a son, and named him Shelah. He was at Chezib when she bore him.
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17englishJudah took a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.
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17englishEr, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the LORD's sight. So the LORD killed him.
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17englishJudah said to Onan, Go in to your brother's wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her, and raise up offspring for your brother.
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17englishOnan knew that the offspring wouldn't be his; and when he went in to his brother's wife, he spilled his semen on the ground, lest he should give offspring to his brother.
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17englishThe thing which he did was evil in the LORD's sight, and he killed him also.
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17englishThen Judah said to Tamar, his daughter-in-law, Remain a widow in your father's house, until Shelah, my son, is grown up; for he said, Lest he also die, like his brothers. Tamar went and lived in her father's house.
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17englishAfter many days, Shua's daughter, the wife of Judah, died. Judah was comforted, and went up to his sheep shearers to Timnah, he and his friend Hirah, the Adullamite.
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17englishTamar was told, Behold, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep.
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17englishShe took off the garments of her widowhood, and covered herself with her veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in the gate of Enaim, which is on the way to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown up, and she wasn't given to him as a wife.
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17englishWhen Judah saw her, he thought that she was a prostitute, for she had covered her face.
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17englishHe turned to her by the way, and said, Please come, let me come in to you, for he didn't know that she was his daughter-in-law. She said, What will you give me, that you may come in to me?
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17englishHe said, I will send you a young goat from the flock. She said, Will you give me a pledge, until you send it?
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17englishHe said, What pledge will I give you? She said, Your signet and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand. He gave them to her, and came in to her, and she conceived by him.
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17englishShe arose, and went away, and put off her veil from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.
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17englishJudah sent the young goat by the hand of his friend, the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand, but he didn't find her.
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17englishThen he asked the men of her place, saying, Where is the prostitute, that was at Enaim by the road? They said, There has been no prostitute here.
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17englishHe returned to Judah, and said, I haven't found her; and also the men of the place said, 'There has been no prostitute here.'
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17englishJudah said, Let her keep it, lest we be shamed. Behold, I sent this young goat, and you haven't found her.
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17englishAbout three months later, Judah was told, Tamar, your daughter-in-law, has played the prostitute. Moreover, behold, she is with child by prostitution. Judah said, Bring her out, and let her be burnt.
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17englishWhen she was brought out, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, I am with child by the man who owns these. She also said, Please discern whose these are?the signet, and the cords, and the staff.
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17englishJudah acknowledged them, and said, She is more righteous than I, because I didn't give her to Shelah, my son. He knew her again no more.
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17englishIn the time of her travail, behold, twins were in her womb.
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17englishWhen she travailed, one put out a hand, and the midwife took and tied a scarlet thread on his hand, saying, This came out first.
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17englishAs he drew back his hand, behold, his brother came out, and she said, Why have you made a breach for yourself? Therefore his name was called Perez.
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17englishAfterward his brother came out, who had the scarlet thread on his hand, and his name was called Zerah.?
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17englishJoseph was brought down to Egypt. Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the hand of the Ishmaelites that had brought him down there.
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17englishThe LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man. He was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
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17englishHis master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did prosper in his hand.
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17englishJoseph found favour in his sight. He ministered to him, and Potiphar made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
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17englishFrom the time that he made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake. The LORD's blessing was on all that he had, in the house and in the field.
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17englishHe left all that he had in Joseph's hand. He didn't concern himself with anything, except for the food which he ate. Joseph was well-built and handsome.
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17englishAfter these things, his master's wife set her eyes on Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
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17englishBut he refused, and said to his master's wife, Behold, my master doesn't know what is with me in the house, and he has put all that he has into my hand.
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17englishNo one is greater in this house than I am, and he has not kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
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17englishAs she spoke to Joseph day by day, he didn't listen to her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
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17englishAbout this time, he went into the house to do his work, and there were none of the men of the house inside.
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17englishShe caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me! He left his garment in her hand, and ran outside.
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17englishWhen she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and had run outside,
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17englishshe called to the men of her house, and spoke to them, saying, Behold, he has brought a Hebrew in to us to mock us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice.
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17englishWhen he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, he left his garment by me, and ran outside.
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17englishShe laid up his garment by her, until his master came home.
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17englishShe spoke to him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought to us, came in to me to mock me,
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17englishand as I lifted up my voice and cried, he left his garment by me, and ran outside.
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17englishWhen his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, This is what your servant did to me, his wrath was kindled.
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17englishJoseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were bound, and he was there in custody.
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17englishBut the LORD was with Joseph, and showed kindness to him, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
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17englishThe keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners who were in the prison. Whatever they did there, he was responsible for it.
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17englishThe keeper of the prison didn't look after anything that was under his hand, because the LORD was with him; and that which he did, the LORD made it prosper.
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17englishAfter these things, the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker offended their lord, the king of Egypt.
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17englishPharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief cup bearer and the chief baker.
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17englishHe put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
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17englishThe captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he took care of them. They stayed in prison many days.
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17englishThey both dreamt a dream, each man his dream, in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the cup bearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were bound in the prison.
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17englishJoseph came in to them in the morning, and saw them, and saw that they were sad.
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17englishHe asked Pharaoh's officers who were with him in custody in his master's house, saying, Why do you look so sad today?
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17englishThey said to him, We have dreamt a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. Joseph said to them, Don't interpretations belong to God? Please tell it to me.
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17englishThe chief cup bearer told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was in front of me,
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17englishand in the vine were three branches. It was as though it budded, it blossomed, and its clusters produced ripe grapes.
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17englishPharaoh's cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.
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17englishJoseph said to him, This is its interpretation: the three branches are three days.
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17englishWithin three more days, Pharaoh will lift up your head, and restore you to your office. You will give Pharaoh's cup into his hand, the way you did when you were his cup bearer.
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17englishBut remember me when it is well with you. Please show kindness to me, and make mention of me to Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house.
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17englishFor indeed, I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also I have done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.
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17englishWhen the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said to Joseph, I also was in my dream, and behold, three baskets of white bread were on my head.
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17englishIn the uppermost basket there were all kinds of baked food for Pharaoh, and the birds ate them out of the basket on my head.
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17englishJoseph answered, This is its interpretation. The three baskets are three days.
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17englishWithin three more days, Pharaoh will lift up your head from off you, and will hang you on a tree; and the birds will eat your flesh from off you.
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17englishOn the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, he made a feast for all his servants, and he lifted up the head of the chief cup bearer and the head of the chief baker amongst his servants.
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17englishHe restored the chief cup bearer to his position again, and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand;
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17englishbut he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them.
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17englishYet the chief cup bearer didn't remember Joseph, but forgot him.
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17englishAt the end of two full years, Pharaoh dreamt, and behold, he stood by the river.
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17englishBehold, seven cattle came up out of the river. They were sleek and fat, and they fed in the marsh grass.
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17englishBehold, seven other cattle came up after them out of the river, ugly and thin, and stood by the other cattle on the brink of the river.
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17englishThe ugly and thin cattle ate up the seven sleek and fat cattle. So Pharaoh awoke.
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17englishHe slept and dreamt a second time; and behold, seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, healthy and good.
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17englishBehold, seven heads of grain, thin and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.
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17englishThe thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven healthy and full ears. Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dream.
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17englishIn the morning, his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all of Egypt's magicians and wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them to Pharaoh.
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17englishThen the chief cup bearer spoke to Pharaoh, saying, I remember my faults today.
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17englishPharaoh was angry with his servants, and put me in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, with the chief baker.
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17englishWe dreamt a dream in one night, he and I. Each man dreamt according to the interpretation of his dream.
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17englishThere was with us there a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard, and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams. He interpreted to each man according to his dream.
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17englishAs he interpreted to us, so it was. He restored me to my office, and he hanged him.
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17englishThen Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon. He shaved himself, changed his clothing, and came in to Pharaoh.
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17englishPharaoh said to Joseph, I have dreamt a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. I have heard it said of you, that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.
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17englishJoseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It isn't in me. God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
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17englishPharaoh spoke to Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood on the brink of the river;
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17englishand behold, seven fat and sleek cattle came up out of the river. They fed in the marsh grass;
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17englishand behold, seven other cattle came up after them, poor and very ugly and thin, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for ugliness.
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17englishThe thin and ugly cattle ate up the first seven fat cattle;
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17englishand when they had eaten them up, it couldn't be known that they had eaten them, but they were still ugly, as at the beginning. So I awoke.
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17englishI saw in my dream, and behold, seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, full and good;
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17englishand behold, seven heads of grain, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.
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17englishThe thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads of grain. I told it to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me.
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17englishJoseph said to Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one. What God is about to do he has declared to Pharaoh.
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17englishThe seven good cattle are seven years; and the seven good heads of grain are seven years. The dream is one.
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17englishThe seven thin and ugly cattle that came up after them are seven years, and also the seven empty heads of grain blasted with the east wind; they will be seven years of famine.
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17englishThat is the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh. God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do.
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17englishBehold, seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt are coming.
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17englishSeven years of famine will arise after them, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt. The famine will consume the land,
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17englishand the plenty will not be known in the land by reason of that famine which follows; for it will be very grievous.
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17englishThe dream was doubled to Pharaoh, because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
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17englishNow therefore let Pharaoh look for a discreet and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt.
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17englishLet Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint overseers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt's produce in the seven plenteous years.
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17englishLet them gather all the food of these good years that come, and store grain under the hand of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them keep it.
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17englishThe food will be to supply the land against the seven years of famine, which will be in the land of Egypt; so that the land will not perish through the famine.
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17englishThe thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.
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17englishPharaoh said to his servants, Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?
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17englishPharaoh said to Joseph, Because God has shown you all of this, there is no one so discreet and wise as you.
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17englishYou shall be over my house. All my people will be ruled according to your word. Only in the throne I will be greater than you.
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17englishPharaoh said to Joseph, Behold, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.
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17englishPharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand, and put it on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in robes of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck.
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17englishHe made him ride in the second chariot which he had. They cried before him, Bow the knee! He set him over all the land of Egypt.
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17englishPharaoh said to Joseph, I am Pharaoh. Without you, no man shall lift up his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt.
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17englishPharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphenath-Paneah. He gave him Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On as a wife. Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.
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17englishJoseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.
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17englishIn the seven plenteous years the earth produced abundantly.
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17englishHe gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities. He stored food in each city from the fields around that city.
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17englishJoseph laid up grain as the sand of the sea, very much, until he stopped counting, for it was without number.
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17englishTo Joseph were born two sons before the year of famine came, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On, bore to him.
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17englishJoseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh, For, he said, God has made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.
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17englishThe name of the second, he called Ephraim:? For God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.
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17englishThe seven years of plenty, that were in the land of Egypt, came to an end.
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17englishThe seven years of famine began to come, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
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17englishWhen all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread, and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, Go to Joseph. What he says to you, do.
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17englishThe famine was over all the surface of the earth. Joseph opened all the store houses, and sold to the Egyptians. The famine was severe in the land of Egypt.
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17englishAll countries came into Egypt, to Joseph, to buy grain, because the famine was severe in all the earth.
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17englishNow Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, Why do you look at one another?
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17englishHe said, Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there, and buy for us from there, so that we may live, and not die.
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17englishJoseph's ten brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt.
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17englishBut Jacob didn't send Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with his brothers; for he said, Lest perhaps harm happen to him.
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17englishThe sons of Israel came to buy amongst those who came, for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
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17englishJoseph was the governor over the land. It was he who sold to all the people of the land. Joseph's brothers came, and bowed themselves down to him with their faces to the earth.
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17englishJoseph saw his brothers, and he recognised them, but acted like a stranger to them, and spoke roughly with them. He said to them, Where did you come from? They said, From the land of Canaan, to buy food.
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17englishJoseph recognised his brothers, but they didn't recognise him.
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17englishJoseph remembered the dreams which he dreamt about them, and said to them, You are spies! You have come to see the nakedness of the land.
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17englishThey said to him, No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.
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17englishWe are all one man's sons; we are honest men. Your servants are not spies.
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17englishHe said to them, No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land!
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17englishThey said, We, your servants, are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and behold, the youngest is today with our father, and one is no more.
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17englishJoseph said to them, It is like I told you, saying, 'You are spies!'
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17englishBy this you shall be tested. By the life of Pharaoh, you shall not go out from here, unless your youngest brother comes here.
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17englishSend one of you, and let him get your brother, and you shall be bound, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you, or else by the life of Pharaoh surely you are spies.
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17englishHe put them all together into custody for three days.
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17englishJoseph said to them the third day, Do this, and live, for I fear God.
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17englishIf you are honest men, then let one of your brothers be bound in your prison; but you go, carry grain for the famine of your houses.
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17englishBring your youngest brother to me; so will your words be verified, and you won't die. They did so.
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17englishThey said to one another, We are certainly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he begged us, and we wouldn't listen. Therefore this distress has come upon us.
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17englishReuben answered them, saying, Didn't I tell you, saying, 'Don't sin against the child,' and you wouldn't listen? Therefore also, behold, his blood is required.
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17englishThey didn't know that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them.
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17englishHe turned himself away from them, and wept. Then he returned to them, and spoke to them, and took Simeon from amongst them, and bound him before their eyes.
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17englishThen Joseph gave a command to fill their bags with grain, and to restore each man's money into his sack, and to give them food for the way. So it was done to them.
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17englishThey loaded their donkeys with their grain, and departed from there.
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17englishAs one of them opened his sack to give his donkey food in the lodging place, he saw his money. Behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.
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17englishHe said to his brothers, My money is restored! Behold, it is in my sack! Their hearts failed them, and they turned trembling to one another, saying, What is this that God has done to us?
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17englishThey came to Jacob their father, to the land of Canaan, and told him all that had happened to them, saying,
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17englishThe man, the lord of the land, spoke roughly with us, and took us for spies of the country.
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17englishWe said to him, 'We are honest men. We are no spies.
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17englishWe are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is no more, and the youngest is today with our father in the land of Canaan.'
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17englishThe man, the lord of the land, said to us, 'By this I will know that you are honest men: leave one of your brothers with me, and take grain for the famine of your houses, and go your way.
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17englishBring your youngest brother to me. Then I will know that you are not spies, but that you are honest men. So I will deliver your brother to you, and you shall trade in the land.'
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17englishAs they emptied their sacks, behold, each man's bundle of money was in his sack. When they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were afraid.
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17englishJacob, their father, said to them, You have bereaved me of my children! Joseph is no more, Simeon is no more, and you want to take Benjamin away. All these things are against me.
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17englishReuben spoke to his father, saying, Kill my two sons, if I don't bring him to you. Entrust him to my care, and I will bring him to you again.
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17englishHe said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he only is left. If harm happens to him along the way in which you go, then you will bring down my grey hairs with sorrow to Sheol.
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17englishThe famine was severe in the land.
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17englishWhen they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said to them, Go again, buy us a little more food.
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17englishJudah spoke to him, saying, The man solemnly warned us, saying, 'You shall not see my face, unless your brother is with you.'
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17englishIf you'll send our brother with us, we'll go down and buy you food;
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17englishbut if you don't send him, we won't go down, for the man said to us, 'You shall not see my face, unless your brother is with you.'
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17englishIsrael said, Why did you treat me so badly, telling the man that you had another brother?
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17englishThey said, The man asked directly concerning ourselves, and concerning our relatives, saying, 'Is your father still alive? Have you another brother?' We just answered his questions. Is there any way we could know that he would say, 'Bring your brother down?'
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17englishJudah said to Israel, his father, Send the boy with me, and we'll get up and go, so that we may live, and not die, both we, and you, and also our little ones.
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17englishI'll be collateral for him. From my hand will you require him. If I don't bring him to you, and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever;
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17englishfor if we hadn't delayed, surely we would have returned a second time by now.
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17englishTheir father, Israel, said to them, If it must be so, then do this: Take from the choice fruits of the land in your bags, and carry down a present for the man, a little balm, a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts, and almonds;
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17englishand take double money in your hand, and take back the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks. Perhaps it was an oversight.
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17englishTake your brother also, get up, and return to the man.
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17englishMay God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may release to you your other brother and Benjamin. If I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.
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17englishThe men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and got up, went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
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17englishWhen Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, Bring the men into the house, and butcher an animal, and prepare; for the men will dine with me at noon.
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17englishThe man did as Joseph commanded, and the man brought the men to Joseph's house.
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17englishThe men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time, we're brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, attack us, and seize us as slaves, along with our donkeys.
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17englishThey came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they spoke to him at the door of the house,
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17englishand said, Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food.
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17englishWhen we came to the lodging place, we opened our sacks, and behold, each man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight. We have brought it back in our hand.
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17englishWe have brought down other money in our hand to buy food. We don't know who put our money in our sacks.
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17englishHe said, Peace be to you. Don't be afraid. Your God, and the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks. I received your money. He brought Simeon out to them.
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17englishThe man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet. He gave their donkeys fodder.
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17englishThey prepared the present for Joseph's coming at noon, for they heard that they should eat bread there.
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17englishWhen Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves down to the earth before him.
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17englishHe asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he yet alive?
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17englishThey said, Your servant, our father, is well. He is still alive. They bowed down humbly.
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17englishHe lifted up his eyes, and saw Benjamin, his brother, his mother's son, and said, Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me? He said, God be gracious to you, my son.
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17englishJoseph hurried, for his heart yearned over his brother; and he sought a place to weep. He entered into his room, and wept there.
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17englishHe washed his face, and came out. He controlled himself, and said, Serve the meal.
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17englishThey served him by himself, and them by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because the Egyptians don't eat with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination to the Egyptians.
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17englishThey sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth, and the men marvelled with one another.
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17englishHe sent portions to them from before him, but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as any of theirs. They drank, and were merry with him.
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17englishHe commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man's money in his sack's mouth.
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17englishPut my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, with his grain money. He did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
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17englishAs soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their donkeys.
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17englishWhen they had gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, Up, follow after the men. When you overtake them, ask them, 'Why have you rewarded evil for good?
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17englishIsn't this that from which my lord drinks, and by which he indeed divines? You have done evil in so doing.'
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17englishHe overtook them, and he spoke these words to them.
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17englishThey said to him, Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from your servants that they should do such a thing!
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17englishBehold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again to you out of the land of Canaan. How then should we steal silver or gold out of your lord's house?
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17englishWith whomever of your servants it is found, let him die, and we also will be my lord's slaves.
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17englishHe said, Now also let it be according to your words. He with whom it is found will be my slave; and you will be blameless.
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17englishThen they hurried, and each man took his sack down to the ground, and each man opened his sack.
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17englishHe searched, beginning with the oldest, and ending at the youngest. The cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
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17englishThen they tore their clothes, and each man loaded his donkey, and returned to the city.
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17englishJudah and his brothers came to Joseph's house, and he was still there. They fell on the ground before him.
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17englishJoseph said to them, What deed is this that you have done? Don't you know that such a man as I can indeed do divination?
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17englishJudah said, What will we tell my lord? What will we speak? How will we clear ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of your servants. Behold, we are my lord's slaves, both we and he also in whose hand the cup is found.
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17englishHe said, Far be it from me that I should do so. The man in whose hand the cup is found, he will be my slave; but as for you, go up in peace to your father.
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17englishThen Judah came near to him, and said, Oh, my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord's ears, and don't let your anger burn against your servant; for you are even as Pharaoh.
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17englishMy lord asked his servants, saying, 'Have you a father, or a brother?'
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17englishWe said to my lord, 'We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother; and his father loves him.'
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17englishYou said to your servants, 'Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes on him.'
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17englishWe said to my lord, 'The boy can't leave his father, for if he should leave his father, his father would die.'
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17englishYou said to your servants, 'Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you will see my face no more.'
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17englishWhen we came up to your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.
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17englishOur father said, 'Go again and buy us a little food.'
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17englishWe said, 'We can't go down. If our youngest brother is with us, then we will go down: for we may not see the man's face, unless our youngest brother is with us.'
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17englishYour servant, my father, said to us, 'You know that my wife bore me two sons.
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17englishOne went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I haven't seen him since.
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17englishIf you take this one also from me, and harm happens to him, you will bring down my grey hairs with sorrow to Sheol.'
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17englishNow therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the boy is not with us; since his life is bound up in the boy's life;
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17englishit will happen, when he sees that the boy is no more, that he will die. Your servants will bring down the grey hairs of your servant, our father, with sorrow to Sheol.?
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17englishFor your servant became collateral for the boy to my father, saying, 'If I don't bring him to you, then I will bear the blame to my father forever.'
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17englishNow therefore, please let your servant stay instead of the boy, my lord's slave; and let the boy go up with his brothers.
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17englishFor how will I go up to my father, if the boy isn't with me??lest I see the evil that will come on my father.
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17englishThen Joseph couldn't control himself before all those who stood before him, and he called out, Cause everyone to go out from me! No one else stood with him, while Joseph made himself known to his brothers.
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17englishHe wept aloud. The Egyptians heard, and the house of Pharaoh heard.
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17englishJoseph said to his brothers, I am Joseph! Does my father still live? His brothers couldn't answer him; for they were terrified at his presence.
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17englishJoseph said to his brothers, Come near to me, please. They came near. He said, I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.
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17englishNow don't be grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.
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17englishFor these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are yet five years, in which there will be no ploughing and no harvest.
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17englishGod sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to save you alive by a great deliverance.
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17englishSo now it wasn't you who sent me here, but God, and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, lord of all his house, and ruler over all the land of Egypt.
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17englishHurry, and go up to my father, and tell him, 'This is what your son Joseph says, God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me. Don't wait.
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17englishYou shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you will be near to me, you, your children, your children's children, your flocks, your herds, and all that you have.
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17englishThere I will provide for you; for there are yet five years of famine; lest you come to poverty, you, and your household, and all that you have. '
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17englishBehold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaks to you.
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17englishYou shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that you have seen. You shall hurry and bring my father down here.
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17englishHe fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.
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17englishHe kissed all his brothers, and wept on them. After that his brothers talked with him.
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17englishThe report of it was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brothers have come. It pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
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17englishPharaoh said to Joseph, Tell your brothers, 'Do this: Load your animals, and go, travel to the land of Canaan.
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17englishTake your father and your households, and come to me, and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and you will eat the fat of the land.'
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17englishNow you are commanded to do this: Take wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
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17englishAlso, don't concern yourselves about your belongings, for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.
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17englishThe sons of Israel did so. Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
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17englishHe gave each one of them changes of clothing, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of clothing.
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17englishHe sent the following to his father: ten donkeys loaded with the good things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and provision for his father by the way.
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17englishSo he sent his brothers away, and they departed. He said to them, See that you don't quarrel on the way.
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17englishThey went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan, to Jacob their father.
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17englishThey told him, saying, Joseph is still alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt. His heart fainted, for he didn't believe them.
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17englishThey told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said to them. When he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob, their father, revived.
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17englishIsrael said, It is enough. Joseph my son is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.
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17englishIsrael travelled with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father, Isaac.
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17englishGod spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob! He said, Here I am.
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17englishHe said, I am God, the God of your father. Don't be afraid to go down into Egypt, for there I will make of you a great nation.
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17englishI will go down with you into Egypt. I will also surely bring you up again. Joseph's hand will close your eyes.
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17englishJacob rose up from Beersheba, and the sons of Israel carried Jacob, their father, their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
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17englishThey took their livestock, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt?Jacob, and all his offspring with him,
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17englishhis sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and he brought all his offspring with him into Egypt.
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17englishThese are the names of the children of Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
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17englishThe sons of Reuben: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
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17englishThe sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.
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17englishThe sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
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17englishThe sons of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.
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17englishThe sons of Issachar: Tola, Puvah, Iob, and Shimron.
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17englishThe sons of Zebulun: Sered, Elon, and Jahleel.
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17englishThese are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan Aram, with his daughter Dinah. All the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty-three.
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17englishThe sons of Gad: Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.
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17englishThe sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and Serah their sister. The sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.
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17englishThese are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah, his daughter, and these she bore to Jacob, even sixteen souls.
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17englishThe sons of Rachel, Jacob's wife: Joseph and Benjamin.
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17englishTo Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him.
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17englishThe sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard.
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17englishThese are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.
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17englishThe son of Dan: Hushim.
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17englishThe sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem.
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17englishThese are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel, his daughter, and these she bore to Jacob: all the souls were seven.
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17englishAll the souls who came with Jacob into Egypt, who were his direct offspring, in addition to Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were sixty-six.
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17englishThe sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two souls. All the souls of the house of Jacob, who came into Egypt, were seventy.
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17englishJacob sent Judah before him to Joseph, to show the way before him to Goshen, and they came into the land of Goshen.
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17englishJoseph prepared his chariot, and went up to meet Israel, his father, in Goshen. He presented himself to him, and fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.
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17englishIsrael said to Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive.
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17englishJoseph said to his brothers, and to his father's house, I will go up, and speak with Pharaoh, and will tell him, 'My brothers, and my father's house, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me.
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17englishThese men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock, and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.'
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17englishIt will happen, when Pharaoh summons you, and will say, 'What is your occupation?'
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17englishthat you shall say, 'Your servants have been keepers of livestock from our youth even until now, both we, and our fathers:' that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.
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17englishThen Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brothers, with their flocks, their herds, and all that they own, have come out of the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen.
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17englishFrom amongst his brothers he took five men, and presented them to Pharaoh.
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17englishPharaoh said to his brothers, What is your occupation? They said to Pharaoh, Your servants are shepherds, both we, and our fathers.
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17englishThey also said to Pharaoh, We have come to live as foreigners in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants' flocks. For the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. Now therefore, please let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen.
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17englishPharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, Your father and your brothers have come to you.
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17englishThe land of Egypt is before you. Make your father and your brothers dwell in the best of the land. Let them dwell in the land of Goshen. If you know any able men amongst them, then put them in charge of my livestock.
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17englishJoseph brought in Jacob, his father, and set him before Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
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17englishPharaoh said to Jacob, How old are you?
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17englishJacob said to Pharaoh, The years of my pilgrimage are one hundred and thirty years. The days of the years of my life have been few and evil. They have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
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17englishJacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from the presence of Pharaoh.
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17englishJoseph placed his father and his brothers, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.
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17englishJoseph provided his father, his brothers, and all of his father's household with bread, according to the sizes of their families.
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17englishThere was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very severe, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine.
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17englishJoseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the grain which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.
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17englishWhen the money was all spent in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph, and said, Give us bread, for why should we die in your presence? For our money fails.
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17englishJoseph said, Give me your livestock; and I will give you food for your livestock, if your money is gone.
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17englishThey brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for the horses, and for the flocks, and for the herds, and for the donkeys: and he fed them with bread in exchange for all their livestock for that year.
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17englishWhen that year was ended, they came to him the second year, and said to him, We will not hide from my lord how our money is all spent, and the herds of livestock are my lord's. There is nothing left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands.
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17englishWhy should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants to Pharaoh. Give us seed, that we may live, and not die, and that the land won't be desolate.
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17englishSo Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for every man of the Egyptians sold his field, because the famine was severe on them, and the land became Pharaoh's.
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17englishAs for the people, he moved them to the cities from one end of the border of Egypt even to the other end of it.
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17englishOnly he didn't buy the land of the priests, for the priests had a portion from Pharaoh, and ate their portion which Pharaoh gave them. That is why they didn't sell their land.
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17englishThen Joseph said to the people, Behold, I have bought you and your land today for Pharaoh. Behold, here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land.
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17englishIt will happen at the harvests, that you shall give a fifth to Pharaoh, and four parts will be your own, for seed of the field, for your food, for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.
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17englishThey said, You have saved our lives! Let us find favour in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.
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17englishJoseph made it a statute concerning the land of Egypt to this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth. Only the land of the priests alone didn't become Pharaoh's.
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17englishIsrael lived in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they got themselves possessions therein, and were fruitful, and multiplied exceedingly.
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17englishJacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years. So the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were one hundred and forty-seven years.
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17englishThe time came near that Israel must die, and he called his son Joseph, and said to him, If now I have found favour in your sight, please put your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me. Please don't bury me in Egypt,
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17englishbut when I sleep with my fathers, you shall carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their burying place. Joseph said, I will do as you have said.
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17englishIsrael said, Swear to me, and he swore to him. Then Israel bowed himself on the bed's head.
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17englishAfter these things, someone said to Joseph, Behold, your father is sick. He took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
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17englishSomeone told Jacob, and said, Behold, your son Joseph comes to you, and Israel strengthened himself, and sat on the bed.
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17englishJacob said to Joseph, God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
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17englishand said to me, 'Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make of you a company of peoples, and will give this land to your offspring after you for an everlasting possession.'
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17englishNow your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh, even as Reuben and Simeon, will be mine.
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17englishYour offspring, whom you become the father of after them, will be yours. They will be called after the name of their brothers in their inheritance.
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17englishAs for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died beside me in the land of Canaan on the way, when there was still some distance to come to Ephrath, and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (also called Bethlehem).
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17englishIsrael saw Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?
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17englishJoseph said to his father, They are my sons, whom God has given me here. He said, Please bring them to me, and I will bless them.
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17englishNow the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he couldn't see well. Joseph brought them near to him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.
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17englishIsrael said to Joseph, I didn't think I would see your face, and behold, God has let me see your offspring also.
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17englishJoseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.
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17englishJoseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand towards Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand towards Israel's right hand, and brought them near to him.
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17englishIsrael stretched out his right hand, and laid it on Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh's head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn.
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17englishHe blessed Joseph, and said, The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has fed me all my life long to this day,
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17englishthe angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads, and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. Let them grow into a multitude upon the earth.
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17englishWhen Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it displeased him. He held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head.
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17englishJoseph said to his father, Not so, my father, for this is the firstborn. Put your right hand on his head.
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17englishHis father refused, and said, I know, my son, I know. He also will become a people, and he also will be great. However, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his offspring will become a multitude of nations.
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17englishHe blessed them that day, saying, Israel will bless in you, saying, 'God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh' He set Ephraim before Manasseh.
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17englishIsrael said to Joseph, Behold, I am dying, but God will be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.
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17englishMoreover I have given to you one portion above your brothers, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.
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17englishJacob called to his sons, and said: Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which will happen to you in the days to come.
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17englishAssemble yourselves, and hear, you sons of Jacob. Listen to Israel, your father.
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17englishReuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, excelling in dignity, and excelling in power.
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17englishBoiling over like water, you shall not excel, because you went up to your father's bed, then defiled it. He went up to my couch.
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17englishSimeon and Levi are brothers. Their swords are weapons of violence.
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17englishMy soul, don't come into their council. My glory, don't be united to their assembly; for in their anger they killed men. In their self-will they hamstrung cattle.
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17englishCursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel. I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
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17englishJudah, your brothers will praise you. Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies. Your father's sons will bow down before you.
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17englishJudah is a lion's cub. From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He stooped down, he crouched as a lion, as a lioness. Who will rouse him up?
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17englishThe sceptre will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs. The obedience of the peoples will be to him.
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17englishBinding his foal to the vine, his donkey's colt to the choice vine, he has washed his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes.
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17englishHis eyes will be red with wine, his teeth white with milk.
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17englishZebulun will dwell at the haven of the sea. He will be for a haven of ships. His border will be on Sidon.
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17englishIssachar is a strong donkey, lying down between the saddlebags.
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17englishHe saw a resting place, that it was good, the land, that it was pleasant. He bows his shoulder to the burden, and becomes a servant doing forced labour.
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17englishDan will judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
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17englishDan will be a serpent on the trail, an adder in the path, that bites the horse's heels, so that his rider falls backward.
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17englishI have waited for your salvation, LORD.
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17englishA troop will press on Gad, but he will press on their heel.
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17englishAsher's food will be rich. He will produce royal dainties.
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17englishNaphtali is a doe set free, who bears beautiful fawns.
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17englishJoseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine by a spring. His branches run over the wall.
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17englishThe archers have severely grieved him, shot at him, and persecuted him:
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17englishBut his bow remained strong. The arms of his hands were made strong, by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, (from there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel),
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17englisheven by the God of your father, who will help you, by the Almighty, who will bless you, with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies below, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb.
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17englishThe blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of your ancestors, above the boundaries of the ancient hills. They will be on the head of Joseph, on the crown of the head of him who is separated from his brothers.
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17englishBenjamin is a ravenous wolf. In the morning he will devour the prey. At evening he will divide the plunder.
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17englishAll these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father spoke to them, and blessed them. He blessed everyone according to his own blessing.
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17englishHe instructed them, and said to them, I am to be gathered to my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
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17englishin the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite as a burial place.
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17englishThere they buried Abraham and Sarah, his wife. There they buried Isaac and Rebekah, his wife, and there I buried Leah:
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17englishthe field and the cave that is therein, which was purchased from the children of Heth.
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17englishWhen Jacob finished charging his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, breathed his last breath, and was gathered to his people.
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17englishJoseph fell on his father's face, wept on him, and kissed him.
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17englishJoseph commanded his servants, the physicians, to embalm his father; and the physicians embalmed Israel.
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17englishForty days were used for him, for that is how many days it takes to embalm. The Egyptians wept for Israel for seventy days.
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17englishWhen the days of weeping for him were past, Joseph spoke to Pharaoh's staff, saying, If now I have found favour in your eyes, please speak in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
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17english'My father made me swear, saying, Behold, I am dying. Bury me in my grave which I have dug for myself in the land of Canaan. Now therefore, please let me go up and bury my father, and I will come again.'
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17englishPharaoh said, Go up, and bury your father, just like he made you swear.
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17englishJoseph went up to bury his father; and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, all the elders of the land of Egypt,
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17englishall the house of Joseph, his brothers, and his father's house. Only their little ones, their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.
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17englishBoth chariots and horsemen went up with him. It was a very great company.
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17englishThey came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and there they lamented with a very great and severe lamentation. He mourned for his father seven days.
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17englishWhen the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning by the Egyptians. Therefore its name was called Abel Mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.
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17englishHis sons did to him just as he commanded them,
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17englishfor his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field, as a possession for a burial site, from Ephron the Hittite, near Mamre.
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17englishJoseph returned into Egypt?he, and his brothers, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
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17englishWhen Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, It may be that Joseph will hate us, and will fully pay us back for all the evil which we did to him.
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17englishThey sent a message to Joseph, saying, Your father commanded before he died, saying,
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17english'You shall tell Joseph, Now please forgive the disobedience of your brothers, and their sin, because they did evil to you. ' Now, please forgive the disobedience of the servants of the God of your father. Joseph wept when they spoke to him.
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17englishHis brothers also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we are your servants.
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17englishJoseph said to them, Don't be afraid, for am I in the place of God?
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17englishAs for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to save many people alive, as is happening today.
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17englishNow therefore don't be afraid. I will provide for you and your little ones. He comforted them, and spoke kindly to them.
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17englishJoseph lived in Egypt, he, and his father's house. Joseph lived one hundred and ten years.
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17englishJoseph saw Ephraim's children to the third generation. The children also of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born on Joseph's knees.
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17englishJoseph said to his brothers, I am dying, but God will surely visit you, and bring you up out of this land to the land which he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
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17englishJoseph took an oath from the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.
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17englishSo Joseph died, being one hundred and ten years old, and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

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