1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
1:2 Now, the earth, had become waste and wild, and darkness, was on the face of the roaring deep, -- but, the Spirit of God, was brooding on the face of the waters,
1:3 And God said -- Light, be, And light was.
1:4 And God saw the light, that it was, good, and God divided the light, from the, darkness;
1:5 and God called the light, day, but the darkness, called he, night. So it was evening -- and it was morning, one day.
1:6 And God said, Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it be a means of dividing, between waters and waters,
1:7 And God made the expanse, and it divided between the waters that were under the expanse and the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so.
1:8 And God called the expanse, heavens. So it was evening -- and it was morning, a, second day.
1:9 And God said -- Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together, into one place, and let the dry -- ground appear. And it was so.
1:10 And God called, the dry-ground, land, but the gathering together of the waters, called he seas. And God saw that it was good.
1:11 And God said -- Let the land put-forth vegetation-herb yielding seed, fruit-tree, bearing fruit, after its kind, whose seed is within it on the land. And it was so,
1:12 And the land brought-forth vegetation -- herb yielding seed after its kind, and tree bearing fruit, whose seed is within it, after its kind, And God saw that it was good.
1:13 So it was evening -- and it was morning, a third day.
1:14 And God said -- Let there be luminaries in the expanse of the heavens, to divide between the day and the night, -- and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;
1:15 yea let them be for luminaries in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth. And it was so.
1:16 And God made the two great luminaries, -- the greater luminary to rule the day, and the lesser luminary to rule the night, also the stars.
1:17 And God set them in the expanse of the heavens, -- to give light on the earth;
1:18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
1:19 So it was evening -- and it was morning, a fourth day.
1:20 And God said -- Let the waters swarm with an abundance of living soul, and, birds, shall fly over the earth, over the face of the expanse of the heavens.
1:21 And God created the great sea-monsters, -- and every living soul that moveth -- [with] which the waters swarmed after their kind and every winged bird -- after its kind. And God saw that it was good.
1:22 And God blessed them, saying, -- Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let, the birds, multiply in the land.
1:23 So it was evening -- and it was morning, a fifth day.
1:24 And God said -- Let the land, bring forth, living soul, after its kind, tame-beast and creeping thing and wild-beast, of the land, after its kind. And it was so.
1:25 And God made the wild-beast of the land after its kind, and the tame-beast after its kind, and every creeping thing of the ground, after its kind. And God saw that it was good.
1:26 And God said -- Let us make man in our image after our likeness -- and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the bird of the heavens and over the tame-beast -- and over all the land, and over every creeping thing, that creepeth on the land.
1:27 And God created the man in his own image, In the image of God, created he him, -- Male and female, created he, them.
1:28 And God blessed them, and God said to them Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, -- and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the bird of the heavens, and over every living thing that moveth on the land.
1:29 And God said -- Lo! I have given to you -- every herb yielding seed which is on the face of all the land, and every tree wherein is the fruit of a tree yielding seed, -- to you, shall it be, for food;
1:30 and to every living thing of the land -- and to every bird of the heavens, and to every thing that moveth on the land, wherein is a living soul, every green herb for food. And it wins so.
1:31 And God saw every thing which he had made, and lo! it was very good. So it was evening -- and it was morning, the sixth day.
2:1 Thus were finished the heavens and the earth and all their host.
2:2 Thus God finished, on the seventh day his work which he had made, and rested, on the seventh day, from all his work which he had made.
2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it, -- because therein, rested he from all his work which God, by creating, had made.
2:4 These are the geneses of the heavens and the earth when they were created, -- in the day when Yahweh God made earth and heavens.
2:5 Now, no bush of the field, as yet -- was in the earth, and, no herb of the field, as yet had sprung up, -- because Yahweh God had not sent rain on the earth, and, man, was there none to till the ground;
2:6 but, a vapour, went up from the earth, -- and watered all the face of the ground.
2:7 So then Yahweh God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed in his nostrils the breath of life -- and man became a living soul.
2:8 And Yahweh God planted a garden in Eden, on the east, -- and put there the man whom he had formed.
2:9 And Yahweh God, caused to spring up, out of the ground, every tree pleasant to the sight and good for food, -- and the tree of life, in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
2:10 Now, a river, was coming forth out of Eden, to water the garden, -- and, from thence, it parted, and became four heads,
2:11 The name of the one, is Pishon, -- the same, is that which surroundeth all the land of Havilah, where is gold;
2:12 moreover the gold of that and, is good, -- there, is the bdellium, and the beryl stone,
2:13 And the name of the second river, is Gihon, -- the same, is that which surroundeth all the land of Cush,
2:14 And, the name of the third river, is Hiddekel, the same, is that which goeth in front of Assyria; and the fourth river, is Euphrates.
2:15 So Yahweh God took the man, -- and placed him in the garden of Eden, to till it and to keeps it.
2:16 And Yahweh God laid command on the man, saying, -- Of every tree of the garden, thou mayest eat;
2:17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not cat of it, -- for in the day thou eatest thereof, thou shelf die.
2:18 And Yahweh God said, It is, not good, that the man should remain alone, -- I will make for him a helper as his counterpart.
2:19 Now Yahweh God had formed from the ground every living thing of the field and every bird of the heavens, which he brought in unto the man, that he might see what he should call it, -- and, whatsoever the man should call it -- any living soul, that, should be the name thereof.
2:20 So the man gave names to all the tame-beasts, and to the birds of the heavens, and to all the wild-beasts of the field, -- but, for man, had there not been found a helper as his counterpart.
2:21 So Yahweh God caused a deep sleep to fall on the man, and he slept, -- and he took one of his ribs, and closed up flesh instead thereof.
2:22 And Yahweh God builded the rib which he had taken from the man, into a woman, and brought her in unto the man.
2:23 And the man said, This, one, now, is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh! This, one shall be called Woman, for, out of a man, hath this one been taken.
2:24 For this cause, will a man leave his father and his mother, and cleave unto his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
2:25 And they were both of them naked, the man and his wife, -- and put not each other to shame.
3:1 Now, the serpent, was more crafty than any living thing of the field which Yahweh God had made, so he said unto the woman, Can it really be that God hath said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, -- Of the fruit of the trees of the garden, we may eat;
3:3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said Ye shall not eat of it neither shall ye touch it, -- lest ye die.
3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, -- Ye shall not die,
3:5 For God doth know, that in the day ye eat thereof, then shall your eyes be opened, -- and ye shall become like God, knowing good and evil.
3:6 And, when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was desirable to the eyes and the tree was pleasant to make one knowing, then took she of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and she gave to her husband also, along with her, and he did eat.
3:7 Then were opened the eyes of them both, and they knew that, naked, they were, -- so they tacked together fig-leaves, and made for themselves girdles,
3:8 Then heard they the sound of Yahweh God, walking to and fro in the garden at the breeze of the day, -- so he hid himself -- the man with his wife, from the face of Yahweh God, amid the trees of the garden.
3:9 And Yahweh God called unto the man, -- and said to him, Where art thou?
3:10 And he said, The sound of thee, heard I in the garden, and I was afraid, for, naked, was I, so I hid myself.
3:11 And he said, Who told thee that, naked, thou wast? Of the tree whereof I commanded thee not to eat, hast thou eaten?
3:12 And the man said, -- The woman whom thou didst put with me, she, gave me of the tree, so I did eat.
3:13 Then said Yahweh God to the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, the serpent, deceived me, so I did eat.
3:14 Then said Yahweh God unto the serpent -- Because thou hast done this, Accursed, art thou above every tame-beast, and above every wild-beast of the field, -- on thy belly, shall thou go, and dust, shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.
3:15 And enmity, will I put between thee, and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed, -- He shall crush thy head, but, thou, shalt crush his heel.
3:16 Unto the woman, he said, I will, increase, thy pain of pregnancy, In pain, shalt thou year children, -- Yet, unto thy husband, shall be thy hinging, Though, he, rule over thee.
3:17 And, to the man, he said, Because thou didst hearken to the voice of thy wife, and so didst eat of the tree as to which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it, Accursed be the ground for thy sake, In pain, shalt thou eat of it, all the days of thy life;
3:18 Thorn also and thistle, shall it shoot forth to thee, -- when thou hast come to eat of the herb of the field:
3:19 In the sweat of thy face, shalt thou eat bread, until thou return to the ground, because therefrom, wast thou taken, -- For, dust, thou art, And, unto dust, shalt thou return.
3:20 So the man called the name of his wife, Eve, -- in that, she, was made mother of every one living.
3:21 And Yahweh God made for the man -- and for his wife -- tunics of skin and clothed them.
3:22 Then said Yahweh God -- Lo! man, hath become like one of us, in respect of knowing good and evil, -- Now, therefore, lest he thrust forth his hand, and take even of the tree of life, and eat, and live to times age-abiding, --
3:23 So Yahweh God put him forth from the garden of Eden, -- to till the ground wherefrom he had been taken.
3:24 So he expelled the man, -- and caused to dwell -- in front of the garden of Eden -- cherubim and a brandishing sword -- flame, to keep the way to the tree of life.
4:1 Now, the man, having come to know Eve his wife, -- she conceived and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a Man, even Yahweh!
4:2 And she went on to hear his brother, Abel, -- and Abel became a feeder of sheep, whereas Cain, was a tiller of the round.
4:3 So it came to pass, after certain days, that Cain brought in of the fruit of the ground, a present to Yahweh:
4:4 Abel, also, even, he, brought in of the firstlings of his sheep, and of their fat, and Yahweh approved of Abel and of his present;
4:5 but of Cain and his present, he approved not, -- and it angered Cain greatly, and his countenance fell.
4:6 So then Yahweh said unto Cain, -- Wherefore hath it angered thee, and wherefore hath thy countenance fallen?
4:7 Shall it not, if thou do right, be lifted up? But if thou do not right, at the entrance a sin-bearer is lying, -- Unto thee, moreover, shall be his longing, though, thou, rule over him.
4:8 And Cain said unto Abel his brother Let us go into the field And it came to pass when they were in the field that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
4:9 Then said Yahweh unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said know not, the keeper of my brother, am, I?
4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? With a voice, the shed-blood of thy brother is crying out to me from the ground,
4:11 Now therefore, accursed, art thou, -- from the ground which hath opened her mouth, to receive the shed-blood of thy brother at thy hand.
4:12 Though thou till the ground, it shall not go on to give its vigour to thee. A wanderer and a fugitive, shalt thou be in the earth.
4:13 And Cain said unto Yahweh -- Greater is my punishment than I can bear.
4:14 Lo! thou has driven me out, this day, from off the face of the ground And from thy face, shall I be hid, So shall I become a wanderer and a fugitive in the earth. And it shall come to pass, whosoever findeth me, will slay me.
4:15 And Yahweh said to him -- Not so, whosoever slayeth Cain seven -- fold, shall it be avenged. So Yahweh set, for Cain, a sign, that none finding him should smite him.
4:16 So Cain went forth from the presence of Yahweh, -- and dwelt in the land of Nod, eastward of Eden.
4:17 And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived, and bare Enoch, -- Now it happened that he was building a city, so he called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
4:18 And there was born to Enoch Irad, and, Irad, begat Mehujael, -- and Mehujael, begat Methusael, -- and Methusael, begat Lamech.
4:19 And Lamech took to himself two wives, -- the name of the one, was Adah, and, the name of the second Zillah.
4:20 And Adah bare Jabal, -- he, was father of such as dwell in tents, and have cattle;
4:21 and, the name of his brother, was Jubal, -- he, was father of everyone handling lyre and flute,
4:22 And, as for Zillah, she also, bare Tubal-Cain, a sharpener of every cutting instrument of bronze and iron, -- and, the sister of Tubal-Cain, was Naamah.
4:23 Then said Lamech to his wives, Adah and Zillah! hear ye my voice, Ye wives of Lamech! give ear to my tale, For a man, have I slain in dealing my wounds, Yea, a youth, in smiting my blows:
4:24 If, sevenfold, be, the avenging of Cain, Then, of Lamech, seventy and seven.
4:25 And Adam again knew his wife, and she bare a son, and called his name Seth, -- For God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, because Cain slew him!
4:26 And to Seth -- to him also, was born a son, and he called his name Enosh, -- then, was a beginning made, to call on the name of Yahweh.
5:1 This, is the record of the generations of Adam. In the day when God created man, In the likeness of God, made he him:
5:2 Male and female, created he them, -- and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day they were created.
5:3 And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begat [a son] in his likeness after his image, -- and called his name Seth:
5:4 and the days of Adam, after he begat Seth, were eight hundred years, and he begat sons and daughters.
5:5 So all the days of Adam which he lived, were nine hundred and thirty years, -- and he died.
5:6 And Seth lived a hundred and five years, -- and begat Enosh:
5:7 and Seth lived, after he begat Enosh, eight hundred and seven years, -- and begat sons and daughters:
5:8 and all the days of Seth were, nine hundred an I twelve years, -- and he died.
5:9 And Enosh lived ninety years, -- and begat Kenan;
5:10 and Enosh lived after he begat Kenan, eight hundred and fifteen years, -- and begat sons and daughters;
5:11 and all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years, -- and he died.
5:12 And Kenan, lived seventy years, -- and begat Mahalalel;
5:13 and Kenan lived after he begat Mahalalel, eight hundred and forty years, -- and begat sons and daughters;
5:14 and all the days of Kenan were, nine hundred and ten years, -- and he died.
5:15 And Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, -- and begat Jared;
5:16 and Mahalalel lived after he begat Jared, eight hundred and thirty years, -- and begat sons and daughters;
5:17 and all the days of Mahalalel were, eight hundred and ninety-five years, -- and he died.
5:18 And Jared lived, a hundred and sixty-two years, and begat Enoch;
5:19 and Jared lived after he begat Enoch, eight hundred years, -- and begat sons and daughters;
5:20 and all the days of Jared were, nine hundred and sixty-two years, -- and he died.
5:21 And Enoch lived sixty-five years, -- and begat Methuselah;
5:22 and Enoch walked with God, after he begat Methuselah, three hundred years, -- and begat sons and daughters;
5:23 and all the days of Enoch were, three hundred and sixty-five years;
5:24 and Enoch walked with God, -- and was not for God had taken him.
5:25 And Methuselah lived, a hundred and eighty-seven years, -- and begat Lamech;
5:26 and Methuselah lived, after he begat Lamech, seven hundred and eighty-two years, -- and begat sons and daughters;
5:27 and all the days of Methuselah were, nine hundred and sixty-nine years, -- and he died.
5:28 And Lamech lived, a hundred and eighty-two years, -- and begat a son;
5:29 and he called his name Noah saying, -- This, one shall give us rest from our work, And from the grievous toil of our hands, By reason of the ground which Yahweh hath cursed,
5:30 And Lamech lived, after he begat Noah, five hundred and ninety-five years, -- and begat sons and daughters;
5:31 and all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years, -- and he died.
5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old, -- and Noah begat Shem, Ham and Japheth.
6:1 And it came to pass when men had begun to multiply on the face of the ground and daughters had been born to them,
6:2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men! that they were, fair, -- so they took to themselves wives of whomsoever they chose,
6:3 And Yahweh said -- My spirit shall not rule in man to times age -- abiding, for that, he also, is flesh, -- Yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.
6:4 The giants, were in the each in these days, and also, after that, when the sons of God began to go in unto the daughters of men, and sons were born to them, the same, were the heroes that were from age-past times the men of renown.
6:5 Then Yahweh saw that great, was the wickedness of man in the earth, and that, every purpose of the devices of his heart, was only wicked all the day;
6:6 and it grieved Yahweh, that he had made man in the earth, -- and he took sorrow unto his heart.
6:7 And Yahweh said -- I must wipe off man whom I created from off the face of the ground, from man unto beast unto creeping thing, and unto the bird of the heavens, -- for I am grieved that I made them.
6:8 But, Noah, had found favour in the eyes, of Yahweh.
6:9 These, are the generations of Noah, Noah, was, a righteous man blameless, in his generations, -- with God, did Noah walk.
6:10 And Noah begat three sons, -- Shem, Ham and Japheth.
6:11 And the earth corrupted itself before God, -- and the earth was filled with violence,
6:12 And God beheld the earth, and lo! it had corrupted itself, -- surely all flesh had corrupted its way, on the earth.
6:13 So God said unto Noah: the end of all flesh, hath come in before me, for, filled, is the earth with violence, because of them, -- behold me, then, destroying them with the earth.
6:14 Make for thee an ark of timbers of gopher, Grooms, shalt thou make with the ark, -- and-thou shalt cover it within and without with pitch.
6:15 And, this, is how thou shalt make it, -- three hundred cubits, the length of the ark, fifty cubits, the breadth thereof, and thirty cubits the height thereof.
6:16 A place for light, shalt thou make to the ark and to a cubit, shalt thou finish it upwards, and the opening of the ark -- in the side thereof, shalt thou put, -- with lower, second and third stories, shalt thou make it.
6:17 And, I, behold me! bringing in the flood -- even waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh wherein is the spirit of life, from under the heavens, -- everything that is in the earth, shall cease to breathe:
6:18 therefore will I establish my covenant with thee, -- and thou shalt enter into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons wives, with thee.
6:19 Moreover of all the living creatures of all flesh -- two of each, shalt thou bring into the ark to keep alive with thee, -- male and female, shall they be.
6:20 Of the bird after its kind and of the beast after its kind, [and] of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of each, shall come in unto thee. for keeping alive.
6:21 But thou, take to thee of all food that is eaten, and gather it unto thee, -- and it shall be for thee and for them for food.
6:22 And Noah did [so], -- according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
7:1 And Yahweh said to Noah, Enter thou and all thy house, into the ark, -- for, thee, have I seen righteous before me, in this generation.
7:2 Of all the clean beasts, shalt thou take to thee by sevens, a male and his female, -- and, of the beasts that are not clean,, shall be two a male and his female.
7:3 Also of the bird of the heavens, by sevens, male and female, -- to keep alive a seed on the face of all the earth.
7:4 For in seven days more, I, am sending rain on the earth, forty days and forty nights, -- so will I wipe out all the living things which I have made, from off the face of the ground.
7:5 And Noah did, -- according to all that Yahweh commanded him.
7:6 Now, Noah, was six hundred years old, -- when, the flood, came, even waters on the earth.
7:7 So Noah entered, and his sons and his wife and his sons wives with him into the ark, -- from before the waters of the flood,
7:8 Of the beasts that were clean, and of the beasts that were not clean, -- and of the birds, and everything that creepeth on the ground,
7:9 two and two, went they in unto Noah, into the ark male and female,, -- as God commanded Noah.
7:10 And it came to pass, in the seven days, -- that the waters of the flood, came on the earth.
7:11 In the six hundredth year, the year of the life of Noah. in the second month on the seventeenth day of the month on this day, were burst open all the fountains of the great roaring deep, and the windows of the heavens, were set open.
7:12 (And it came to pass that the heavy rain was on the earth, -- forty days and forty nights.)
7:13 On this selfsame day, entered Noah, and Shem and Ham and Japheth. Noah's sons, -- and Noah's wife, and his sons' three wives with them into the ark:
7:14 they, and all the wild-beasts after their kind and all the tame-beasts after their kind, and all the creeping things that creep on the earth after their kind, -- and all the birds after their kind, every bird of every wing.
7:15 So they entered in unto Noah, into the ark, -- two and two of all flesh, wherein was the spirit of life.
7:16 And, they that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered, as God commanded him, -- and Yahweh shut him in round about.
7:17 And it came to pass, that the flood was forty days on the earth, -- and the waters increased and bare up the ark, and it was lifted high above the earth,
7:18 And the waters prevailed and increased greatly, on the earth, -- and the ark went its way on the face of the waters.
7:19 Yea the waters, prevailed very greatly, on the earth, -- so that all the high mountains became covered, that were under all the heavens:
7:20 fifteen cubits upwards, prevailed the waters, so that the mountains became covered.
7:21 And all flesh ceased to breathe that moved on the earth, of birds and of tame-beasts and of wild-beasts, and of all the swarming things that swarm on the earth, -- land all mankind.
7:22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life of all that were on the dry ground died.
7:23 Thus was wiped out all that existed on the face of the ground, from man unto beast unto creeping thing, and unto the bird of the heavens, thus were they wiped out from the earth, -- so that there was left -- only Noah and they that were with him in the ark.
7:24 Thus prevailed the waters on the earth, -- a hundred and fifty days.
8:1 And God remembered Noah, and all the wild -- beasts and all the tame-beasts that were with him in the ark, -- and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided;
8:2 and the fountains of the roaring-deep were shut, and the windows of the heavens, -- and the heavy rain was restrained from the heavens;
8:3 and the waters returned from off the earth they went on returning, -- and so the waters decreased at the end of a hundred and fifty days.
8:4 And the ark rested, in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, -- on the mountains of Ararat.
8:5 But, the waters went on decreasing, until the tenth month, -- in the tenth [month], on the first of the month, were seen the tops of the mountains.
8:6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made;
8:7 and sent forth a raven, -- and it kept going forth and returning, until the drying up of the waters from off the earth.
8:8 And he sent forth a dove from him, -- to see whether the waters had abated, from off the face of the ground;
8:9 but the dove found no resting-place for the sole of her foot so she returned unto him into the ark, for, waters, were on the face of all the earth; and he put forth his hand and took her, and brought her in unto him, into the ark.
8:10 Then stayed he yet seven days more, -- and, again sent forth the dove out of the ark.
8:11 And the dove came in unto him at eventide, and lo! a newly sprouted olive-leaf, in her mouth, -- so Noah knew that the waters had abated from off the earth.
8:12 And he stayed yet seven days more, -- and sent forth the dove, but she returned not again unto him any more.
8:13 So it came to pass in the six hundred and first year at the beginning, on the first of the month, that the waters had dried up from off the earth, -- and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked and lo! the face of the ground was dried.
8:14 And in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, was the earth dry.
8:15 So then, God spake to Noah, saying:
8:16 Come forth out of the ark, -- thou and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy song wives with thee.
8:17 All the living creatures that are with thee of all flesh among birds, and among beasts, and among all the creeping things that creep on the earth, bring forth with thee, -- and they shall swarm in the earth, and be fruitful and multiply, on the earth.
8:18 So Noah came forth, -- and his sons and his wife, and his sons wives with him:
8:19 All the living creatures, all that move along, and all birds, and all that moveth along over the earth -- by their families, came forth out of the ark.
8:20 And Noah builded an altar to Yahweh, -- and took of all the clean beasts and of all the clean birds, and caused ascending Sacrifices to go up on the altar.
8:21 And Yahweh smelled a satisfying odour, so Yahweh said to himself. I will not, again, curse any more the ground for man's sake, although the device of the heart of man, be wicked from his youth, -- neither will I again, any more smite every living thing, as I have done.
8:22 During all the days of the earth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat and summer and winter, and day and night, shall not cease.
9:1 So God blessed Noah and his sons, -- and said to them Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth;
9:2 and let the fear of you and the dread of you be upon every living creature of the earth, and upon every bird of the heavens, -- over everything that moveth along on the ground, and over all the fishes of the sea, -- into your hand, have they been given.
9:3 As for every moving thing that hath life, yours, shall it be, for food, -- Like the green herb, have I given you all things.
9:4 Yet flesh with the life thereof, the bleed thereof, shall ye not eat;
9:5 And surely your blood, of your lives, will I require, From the hand of every living creature, will I require it, -- and from the hand of man From the hand of each ones brother, will I require the life of man:
9:6 He that sheddeth man's blood, by man, shall his blood be shed, -- For, in the image of God, made he man.
9:7 Ye, therefore, be fruitful and multiply, swarm in the earth and multiply therein.
9:8 And God spake unto Noah, and unto his sons with him saying:
9:9 I, therefore, behold me! establishing my covenant with you, -- and with your seed after you;
9:10 and with every living soul that is with you, of birds, of tame-beasts and of all wild-beasts of the earth that are with you, -- of all coming forth out of the ark, even to all wild-beasts of the earth;
9:11 yea, I will establish my covenant with you, so that all flesh shall not be cut off any more, by reason of the waters of a flood, -- neither shall there he any more a flood to destroy the earth.
9:12 And God said, This, is the sign of the covenant which I am granting betwixt me and you, and every living soul that is with you, -- to age-abiding generations: --
9:13 My bow, have I set in the cloud, -- and it shall be for a sign of a covenant, betwixt me and the earth;
9:14 and it shall be when I draw a veil of cloud over the earth, -- and the bow in the cloud appeareth,
9:15 then will I remember my covenant which is betwixt me and you, and every living soul among all flesh, -- that the waters may no more become a flood, to destroy all flesh:
9:16 so the bow shall be in the cloud, -- and I will behold it, to remember an age-abiding covenant, between God, and every living soul among all flesh that is on the earth.
9:17 And God said unto Noah, This is the sign of the covenant which have established, between me and all flesh that is on the earth.
9:18 And the sons of Noah who came forth out of the ark, were -- Shem and Ham and Japheth, -- now, Ham, was the father of Canaan.
9:19 These three, were the sons of Noah, -- and from these, was all the earth overspread.
9:20 And Noah began to he a husbandman, -- so he planted a vineyard:
9:21 and dank of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself in the midst of his tent.
9:22 And Ham the father of Canaan saw his father's shame, -- and told his two brethren outside.
9:23 And Shem and Japheth took a mantle, and put it on the shoulder of them both and went backwards, and covered the shame of their father, but their faces were backwards, and the shame of their father, saw they not.
9:24 And Noah awoke from his wine, -- and came to know what his youngest sore had done to him.
9:25 And he said, Accursed be Canaan, -- a servant of servants, shall he be to his brethren!
9:26 And he said, Blessed be Yahweh, God of Shem, -- And let Cantata he their servant:
9:27 God give extension to Japheth, But make his habitation in the tents of Shem, And let Canaan be their servant.
9:28 And Noah lived after the flood, -- three hundred and fifty years:
9:29 so, all the days of Noah, were -- nine hundred and fifty years, -- and he died.
10:1 Now, these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and there were born to them sons after the flood.
10:2 The sons of Japheth: Gomer and Magog, and Madai, and Javan and Tubal, -- and Meshech, and Tiras.
10:3 And the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz and Riphath, and Togarmah.
10:4 And the sons of Javan: Elisha, and Tarshish. Kittim, and Rodanim, --
10:5 From these, were dispersed [the inhabitants] of the coastlands of the nations, in their lands, each man by his tongue, by their families in their nations.
10:6 And, the sons of Ham: Cush and Mizraim and Phut and Canaan.
10:7 And, the sons of Cush: Seba and Havilah, and Sabtah and Raamah, and Sabtechah, -- And the sons of Raamah, Sheba and Dedan.
10:8 And, Cush begat Nimrod. -- he, became a hero in the earth;
10:9 he, became a hero of hunting before Yahweh, for this cause, it is said. Like Nimrod, a hero of hunting before Yahweh.
10:10 So the beginning of his kingdom came to be Babel, and Erech, and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
10:11 From that land, went forth Asshur, -- and he built Nineveh, and Rehoboth-ir, and Calah:
10:12 and Resen, between Niveveh and Calah, -- the same is the great city.
10:13 And, Mizraim, begat Ludim and Anamim and Lehabim, and Naphtuchim;
10:14 and Pathrusim and Casluhim whence came forth Philistim and Caphtorim.
10:15 And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth:
10:16 and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite;
10:17 and the Hivite and the Arkite, and the Sinite:
10:18 and the Arvadite and the Zemarite and the Hamathite, -- and after-wards, were spread abroad the families of the Canaanite.
10:19 And it came to pass that the boundary of the Canaanite was from Zidon, as thou enterest in towards Gerar unto Gaza, -- as thou enterest in towards Sodom and Gomorrah and Admah and Zeboim, as far as Lasha.
10:20 These, are the sons of Ham, by their families by their tongues, in their lands in their nations.
10:21 Now, to Shem, father of all the sons of Eber, elder brother of Japheth, to him also, were children born.
10:22 The sons of Shem, Elam and Asshur, -- and Arpachshad and Lud and Aram.
10:23 And, the sons of Aram: Uz and Hul, and Gether and Mash.
10:24 Now Arpachshad, begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber.
10:25 And to Eber, were born two sons, -- the name of the one was Peleg, for in his days, was the earth divided, and the name of his brother was Joktan.
10:26 Now, Joktan, begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah;
10:27 and Hadoram and Uzai, and Diklah:
10:28 and Obal and Abimael, and Sheba:
10:29 and Ophir and Havilah, and Jobab -- all these were sons of Joktan.
10:30 And it came to pass that their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou enterest in towards Sephar, the mountain of the east.
10:31 These are the sons of Shem, by their families by their tongues, in their lands by their nations.
10:32 These, are the families of the sons of Noah, by their generations in their nations, and from these, were dispersed the nations in the earth after the flood.
11:1 So it came to pass that, all the earth, was of one manner of speech, -- and of one stock of words.
11:2 And it came to pass as they brake away onwards, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and dwelt there.
11:3 Then said they, each man to his friend, Come on! let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly, -- So the bricks, served them for stone, and bitumen, served them for mortar,
11:4 And they said Come on! let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower with its head in the heavens, so let us make for ourselves a name, -- lest we be scattered abroad over the face of all the earth.
11:5 And Yahweh came down, to behold the city, and the tower, -- which the sons of men had built.
11:6 Then said Yahweh: Lo! one people and one manner of speech, have they all, this, then is what they have begun to do, -- now, therefore, nothing will be withholden from them which they may plan to do.
11:7 Come on! let us go down, and there confuse their speech, -- that they may not under-stand, each man the speech of his friend.
11:8 So Yahweh scattered them from thence over the face of all the earth, -- and so they left off building the city.
11:9 For this cause, was the name thereof called Babel [="Confusion"]; because there, did Yahweh confuse the speech of all the earth, -- and, from thence, did Yahweh scatter them abroad, over the face of all the earth.
11:10 These, are the genealogies of Shem, Shem was a hundred years old when he begat Arpachshad, two years after the flood
11:11 and Shem lived after he begat Arpachshad, five hundred years, -- and begat sons and daughters.
11:12 And, Arpachshad, lived thirty-five years, -- and begat Shelah;
11:13 and Arpachshad lived after he begat Shelah, four hundred and three years, -- and begat sons and daughters.
11:14 And, Shelah, lived thirty years, -- and begat Eber;
11:15 and Shelah lived, after he begat Eber, four hundred and three years, -- and begat sons and daughters.
11:16 And Eber lived thirty-four years, -- and begat Peleg;
11:17 and Eber lived after he begat Peleg, four hundred and thirty years, -- and begat sons and daughters.
11:18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:
11:19 and Peleg lived after he begat Reu, two hundred and nine years, -- and begat sons and daughters.
11:20 And Reu lived thirty-two years -- and begat Serug;
11:21 and Reu lived after he begat Serug, two hundred and seven years, -- and begat sons and daughters.
11:22 And Serug lived thirty years, -- and begat Nahor;
11:23 and Serug lived after he begat Nahor, two hundred years, -- and begat sons and daughters.
11:24 And Nahor lived twenty-nine years, -- and begat Terah;
11:25 and Nahor lived, after he begat Terah, a hundred and nineteen years, -- and begat sons and daughters.
11:26 And Terah lived seventy years, -- and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
11:27 These, then are the generations of Terah, Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran, -- and, Haran, begat Lot;
11:28 and Haran died, in the presence of Terah his father, -- in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldees.
11:29 And Abram and Nahor took to themselves wives; the name of Abrams wife, was Sarai; and, the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, daughter of Haran father of Milcah, and father of Iscah.
11:30 And, Sara, remained barren, -- she had no child,
11:31 And Terah took Abram his son and Lot son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, wife of Abram his son, -- and came forth with them out of Ur of the Chaldees, that they might go their way towards the land of Canaan, and they came in as far as Haran and dwelt there.
11:32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, -- and Terah died in Haran.
12:1 And Yahweh said unto Abram: Come thou on thy way, Out of thy land and out of the place of thy birth and out of the house of thy father, -- Unto the land that I will show thee;
12:2 That I may make thee into a great nation, And bless thee and make great thy name, And become thou a blessing;
12:3 That I may bless them who bless thee, But him who maketh light of thee, will I curse, -- So shall be, blessed in thee, all the families of the ground.
12:4 And Abram came on his way, according to that which Yahweh had spoken unto him, and Lot came with him, -- now, Abram, was seventy-five years old, when he came forth out of Haran.
12:5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, with all the goods that they bad gathered and the souls that they had gained in Haran, -- and they came forth to go towards the land of Canaan, and came in to the land of Canaan.
12:6 And Abram passed along throughout the land, as far as the place of Shechem as far as the Teacher's Terebinth, the Canaanite being then in the land.
12:7 And Yahweh appeared unto Abram, and said: To thy seed, will I give this land, -- And he built there an altar, unto Yahweh who appeared unto him.
12:8 And he moved on from thence towards the hill country, on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, -- with Bethel on the west, and Ai on the east, and bulk there an altar to Yahweh, and called on the name of Yahweh.
12:9 Thus Abram brake up, again and again, towards the South.
12:10 And it came to pass that there was a famine, in the land, -- so Abram went down towards Egypt, to sojourn there, because grievous, was the famine in the land.
12:11 And it came to pass when he had come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife: Behold! I beseech thee I know that a woman fair to look on, thou art:
12:12 so will it come to pass when the Egyptians behold thee, that they will say, His wife, this! and will slay me while thee, they preserve alive.
12:13 Say, I beseech thee that my sister, art thou, -- to the end it may be well with me for thy sake, so shall my soul be preserved alive because of thee.
12:14 And so it was when Abram entered into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman, that fair, was she exceedingly.
12:15 And the princes of Pharaoh beheld her, and praised her unto Pharaoh, -- so the woman was taken to the house of Pharaoh;
12:16 and with Abram, dealt he well for her sake, -- so that he came to have flocks and herds and he-asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and she-asses and camels.
12:17 And Yahweh plagued Pharaoh with great plagues, also his house, -- for the matter of Sarai, wife of Abram.
12:18 And Pharaoh called out to Abram, and said, What is this thou hast done to me? Wherefore didst thou not tell me, that she was, thy wife?
12:19 Wherefore saidst thou My sister, she; and so I was about to take her to me, to wife? But now, lo! thy wife take her and go thy way.
12:20 And Pharaoh gave command concerning him unto certain men, -- and sent him away, with his wife and all that he had.
13:1 So Abram came up out of Egypt he and his wife and all that he had and Lot with him, towards the South.
13:2 Now, Abram, was very rich, -- in cattle, in silver and in gold.
13:3 And he went his way, by his removals, from the South even as far as to Bethel, -- as far as the place where his tent was at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai:
13:4 unto the place of the altar, which he made there at first, -- and Abram called there, on the name of Yahweh.
13:5 Now, Lot also, who was going with Abram, had flocks and herds and tents.
13:6 And the land suffered them not to dwell together, -- because their substance had become, great, so that they could not dwell together.
13:7 And there arose a strife betwixt the herdmen of Abram, and the herdmen of Lot. Now the Canaanite and the Perizzite, were then dwelling in the land.
13:8 So then Abram said unto Lot Pray let not cause of strife arise betwixt me and thee, or betwixt my herdmen and thy herdmen; for brethren, are we.
13:9 Is not, all the land, before thee? I pray thee, separate thyself from me, -- if to the left hand, then I will go to the right, if to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
13:10 So Lot lifted up his eyes and beheld all the circuit of the Jordan, that the whole of it, was well-watered, -- before Yahweh destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the Garden of Yahweh, like the land of Egypt, as thou enterest into Zoar.
13:11 And Lot chose for himself all the circuit of the Jordan, so Lot brake up eastwards, -- and they separated themselves, each man from his brother:
13:12 Abram, fixed his dwelling in the land of Canaan, -- but, Lot, fixed his dwelling among the cities, of the circuit, and moved his tent as far as Sodom.
13:13 Now, the men of Sodom were base and sinful, -- against Yahweh, exceedingly.
13:14 And, Yahweh, said unto Abram after that Lot had separated himself from him, Lift up, I pray thee thine eyes and look, from the place where thou art, -- northward and southward and eastward and westward;
13:15 for all the land which thou art beholding -- to thee, will I give it, and to thy seed unto times age-abiding;
13:16 and I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth, -- so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, thy seed also, may be numbered.
13:17 Rise! go up and down in the land, to the length thereof and to the breadth thereof, for to thee, will I give it.
13:18 So Abram moved his tent and came in and dwelt among the oaks of Mamre, which were in Hebron, -- and built there an altar to Yahweh.
14:1 And it came to pass, in the days of Amraphel, king of Shinar, Arioch, king of Ellasar, -- Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goim,
14:2 that they made war, with Bera, king of Sodom, and with Birsha, king of Gomorrah, -- Shinab, king of Admah, and Shemeber, king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela -- the same, is Zoar.
14:3 All these, joined together in the valley of the open fields, the same, is the Salt Sea.
14:4 Twelve years, had they served Chedorlaomer, -- but in the thirteenth year had they rebelled;
14:5 and in the fourteenth year, had Chedorlaomer come in and the kings who were with him, so they smote the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, -- and the Emim, in Shaveh-kiriathaim;
14:6 and the Horites in their Mount Seir, -- as far as El-paran, which is by the desert.
14:7 So they returned and came in unto En-mishpat, the same, is Kadish, and smote all the field of the Amalekites, -- and the Amorites also that dwelt in Hazazon-tamar,
14:8 Thus then went forth the King of Sodom and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah and the king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela the same, is Zoar -- and set themselves in array against them for battle, in the valley of the open fields:
14:9 against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goim, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar, -- four kings against five.
14:10 Now, the valley of the open fields, had many pits of bitumen, so the king of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there, -- while, they who remained, towards a mountain, fled.
14:11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food and went their way.
14:12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son with his goods, and went their way, -- he, being a dweller in Sodom.
14:13 Then came in a fugitive, and told Abram the Hebrew, -- he, having his dwelling among the oaks of Mature the Amorite brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner, they, also having a covenant with Abram.
14:14 So Abram, hearing that his brother had been taken captive, drew forth his trained men born in his house three hundred and eighteen, and pursued as far as Dan.
14:15 And he divided himself against them by night, he, and his servants, and smote them, -- and pursued them as far as Hobah, which was on the left of Damascus.
14:16 So he brought back all the goods, -- yea Lot also his brother with his goods, did he bring back, and the women also, and the people.
14:17 Then came forth the king of Sodom to meet him, after his return from the smiting of Chedorlaomer, and the kings who were with him, -- into the vale of Shaveh the same, was the vale of the king.
14:18 flow Melchizedek king of Salem, had brought forth bread and wine, -- he, being priest of GOD Most High.
14:19 So he blessed him and said, -- Blessed be Abram of GOD Most High, possessor of [the] heavens and earth;
14:20 And blessed be GOD Most High, who hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. So he gave unto him a tenth of all.
14:21 Then said the king of Sodom unto Abram, -- Give unto me the persons, but the goods, take thou for thyself.
14:22 And Abram said unto the king of Sodom, -- I have lifted up my hand unto Yahweh GOD Most High, possessor of [the] heavens and earth:
14:23 That not from a thread even unto a sandal-thong, -- will I take, anything, that is thine, -- Lest thou shouldst say, I, enriched Abram!
14:24 Save only what the young men have eaten, and the share of the men who went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre, they may rake their share.
15:1 After these things, came the word of Yahweh unto Abram, in a vision saying, -- Do not fear Abram, am a shield to thee, thine exceeding great reward.
15:2 And Abram said My Lord Yahweh, what canst thou give me, when, I, am going on childless, -- and the heir of my house, is Eliezer, of Damascus,
15:3 And Abram said -- Lo, to me, hast thou not given seed, --
15:4 And lo! a son of my household, is mine heir! And lo! the word of Yahweh [came] unto him, saying, This one, shall not be thine heir: But one who cometh forth of thy body -- he shall be thine heir.
15:5 And he brought him forth abroad and said -- Look steadfastly. I pray thee towards the heavens, and number the stars, if thou be able to number, them, And he said to him, Thus, shall be thy seed.
15:6 And he had faith in Yahweh, -- so he reckoned it to him as righteousness.
15:7 And he said unto him, -- I, am Yahweh, who brought thee forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
15:8 And he said, My Lord Yahweh, whereby, can I know that I shall inherit it?
15:9 And he said unto him, Take for me a heifer three years old, and a she-goat three years old, and a ram three years old, and a turtle-dove and a young pigeon.
15:10 So he took for him all these, and divided them, in the midst, and placed each piece over against its fellow, hut the birds, divided he not.
15:11 Then came down the birds of prey upon the carcass, and Abram drove them away.
15:12 And it came to pass when, the sun, was shout to go in. and a deep sleep, had fallen upon Abram, lo! a terror a great darkness, was falling upon him.
15:13 And he said to Abram -- Thou must surely know, that, sojourners, will thy seed become in a land not theirs, and shall serve them and they will humble them, four hundred years;
15:14 moreover also, the nation whom they will serve, I, am going to judge, and after that, shall they come forth with great substance.
15:15 But, thou, shalt go in unto thy fathers in peace, thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
15:16 And, in the fourth generation, shall they return hither, -- for not complete, is the iniquity of the Amorites, as yet,
15:17 So it came to pass when, the sun, had gone in, and Ira thick darkness, had come on, that lo there was a smoking hearth and torch of fire, which passed through between these pieces.
15:18 In that day, did Yahweh solemnise with Abram a covenant, saying, -- To thy seed, have I given this land, from the river of Egypt as far as the great river -- the river Euphrates:
15:19 the Kenite, and the Kenizzite, and the Kadmonite;
15:20 and the Hittite and the Perizzite, and the Rephaim;
15:21 and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Girgashite, and the Jebusite.
16:1 But Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children, -- she had, however, an Egyptian handmaid, whose name was Hagar.
16:2 So then Sarai said unto Abram Behold, I pray thee, Yahweh hath restrained me, from bearing, go in I pray thee unto, my handmaid, peradventure I may be built up from, her, And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
16:3 So Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian. her handmaid, at the end of ten years of Abrams dwelling in the land of Canaan, and gave her to Abram her husband, to be to him as a wife.
16:4 And he went in unto Hagar anti she conceived, -- and when she saw that she had conceived, lightly esteemed, was her lady, in her eyes.
16:5 Then said Sarai unto Abram: My wrong, is, on thee! I, gave my handmaid into thy broom, and when she seeth that she hath conceived, then am lightly esteemed in her eyes Yahweh judge betwixt me and her.
16:6 And Abram said unto Sarai, Lo! thy handmaid, is in thy hand, do to her what is good in thine eyes. So Sarai humbled her, and she fled from her face.
16:7 And the messenger of Yahweh b found her by the fountain of water in the desert, -- by the fountain in the way to Shur.
16:8 So he said Hagar! handmaid of Sarai! Whence hast thou come, and whither wouldst thou go? And she said, From the face of Sarai, my lady, am, I, fleeing.
16:9 And the messenger of Yahweh said to her, Return unto thy lady, -- and humble thyself under her hands.
16:10 And the messenger of Yahweh said to her, I will, greatly multiply, thy seed -- so that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
16:11 And the messenger of Yahweh said to her, Behold thee! with child, and about bearing a son -- and thou shalt call his name Ishmael [="God hearkeneth"] for Yahweh hath hearkened unto thy humiliation.
16:12 But, he, will be a wild ass of a man, his hand, against every one, and every ones hand against him -- yet, in presence of all his brethren, shall he have his habitation.
16:13 And she called the name of Yahweh, who had spoken unto her, Thou GOD of vision! For she said. Do I even here, retain my vision after a vision?
16:14 On this account, is the well called, the well of the life of vision, lo! it is between Kadesh and Bered.
16:15 So Hagar bare to Abram a son, -- and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bare, Ishmael.
16:16 Now, Abram, was eighty -- six years old, -- when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.
17:1 And it came to pass that, when Abram was ninety and nine years old, Yahweh appeared unto Abram, and said unto him, I, am GOD Almighty, -- Walk, thou before me and become thou blameless:
17:2 That I may set my covenant betwixt me and thee, And may multiply thee, exceedingly.
17:3 And Abram fell on his face, -- and God spake with him, saying:
17:4 As for me, lo! my covenant is with thee, -- So shalt thou become -- father of a multitude of nations;
17:5 And thy name shall no more be called Abram, -- but thy name shall become Abraham, for father of a multitude of nations, have I appointed thee;
17:6 And I will make thee fruitful, exceedingly, and grant thee to be nations, -- Yea kings, out of thee, shall come forth;
17:7 And I will confirm my covenant betwixt me and thee and thy seed after thee to their generations for an age-abiding covenant, -- to become to thee a God, and to thy seed after thee;
17:8 And I will give to thee and to thy seed after thee the land of thy sojournings -- all the land of Canaan, for an age-abiding possession -- And I will be to them a God.
17:9 And God said unto Abraham, But, as for thee, my covenant, must thou keep, thou and thy seed after thee, to their generations: --
17:10 This, is my covenant which ye shall keep, betwixt me and you, and thy seed after thee, -- To circumcise to you every male:
17:11 So shall ye be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, -- So shall it become a sign of a covenant, betwixt me and you.
17:12 And he that is eight days old, shall be circumcised to you every male to your generations, -- he that is born of the house, and he that is bought with silver of any son of a stranger, who is, not of thy seed,
17:13 He must surely be circumcised, born of thy house or bought with thy silver, -- So shall my covenant be in your flesh for an age-abiding covenant.
17:14 But, as for the uncircumcised male who shall not be circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, -- that person shall be cut off from among his people, -- my covenant, hath he made void.
17:15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, -- but, Sarah, is her name;
17:16 and I will bless her, yea moreover will give -- from her -- to thee, a son, -- And I will bless her, and she shall become nations. Kings of peoples, from her, shall arise.
17:17 And Abraham fell on his face and laughed, -- and said in his heart To one a hundred years old, shall a child be born? And shall even Sarah, who is ninety years old, give birth?
17:18 And Abraham said unto God, -- Oh that, Ishmael, might live before thee!
17:19 And God said -- Truly, Sarah thy wife, is about to bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name, Isaac, -- and I will establish my covenant with him as an age-abiding covenant, to his seed after him.
17:20 Yet as for Ishmael, I have heard thee; o! I have blessed trim and will make him fruitful, and multiply him, exceedingly, -- twelve princes, shall he beget, and I will grant him to be a great nation;
17:21 But my covenant, will I establish with Isaac, -- whom Sarah shall bear, to thee, by this set time, in the next year.
17:22 And he left off speaking with him, -- and God went up from Abraham.
17:23 So Abraham took Ishmael his son and all born of his house and all bought with his silver -- every male among the men of the house of Abraham, -- and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin on this selfsame day, according to that which God had spoken with him.
17:24 Now Abraham, was ninety-nine years old, -- when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
17:25 And Ishmael, his son, was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
17:26 On this selfsame day, was Abraham circumcised, -- and Ishmael his son;
17:27 and, all the men of his house, born of his house, and bought with silver from the son of a stranger, were circumcised with him.
18:1 And Yahweh appeared unto him among the oaks of Mamre, -- as, he, was sitting at the opening of the tent in the heat of the day.
18:2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and lo! three men, standing over against him, -- so he looked and ran to meet them from the opening of the tent, and bowed himself to the earth;
18:3 and said, -- O My Lord! if, I pray thee, I have found favour in thine eyes, do not I pray thee pass on from thy servant.
18:4 Let there be fetched, I pray thee a little water, and bathe ye your feet, -- and rest yourselves under the tree.
18:5 And let me fetch a morsel of bread, and stay ye your heart, Afterwards, ye may pass on, For on this account, have ye passed by, over against your servant. And they said, Thus, shalt thou do as thou hast spoken.
18:6 So Abraham hastened towards the tent unto Sarah, -- and said, Hasten thou three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make hearth-cakes.
18:7 And unto the herd, ran Abraham, -- and took a calf tender and good and gave unto the young man, and he hastened to make it ready.
18:8 And he took butter and milk and the calf that he had made ready, and set before them, -- while, he, was standing near them under the tree, they did eat.
18:9 And they said unto him, As to Sarah thy wife... And he said Lo! [she is] in the tent.
18:10 And he said, I will, surely return, unto thee at the quickening season, -- and lo! a son for Sarah thy wife. Now Sarah, was hearkening at the opening of the tent, it, being behind him.
18:11 But Abraham and Sarah, were old, far gone in days, -- it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
18:12 So then Sarah laughed within herself, saying: After I am past age, hath there come to me pleasure, my lord, also being old?
18:13 And Yahweh said unto Abraham, -- Wherefore now did Sarah laugh saying. Can it really and truly be that I should bear, seeing that have become old?
18:14 Is anything, too wonderful for Yahweh? At the appointed time, I will return unto thee, at the quickening season and Sarah, shall have a son.
18:15 And Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not, For she was afraid. And he said -- Nay! but thou didst laugh!
18:16 And the men rose up from hence, and looked out over the face of Sodom, -- Abraham also going with them to set them on their way.
18:17 Now, Yahweh, had said, -- Am I going to hide from Abraham what I do,
18:18 when, Abraham, shall surely become, a great and mighty nation, -- and all the nations of the earth, shall be blessed in him?
18:19 For I have become his intimate friend, To the end that he may command his sons and his house after him, so shall they keep the way of Yahweh, by doing righteousness and justice. To the end that Yahweh may bring in for Abraham, what he hath spoken concerning him.
18:20 So Yahweh said, The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah, because it hath become great, -- And their sin, because it hath become exceeding grievous,
18:21 Let me go down, pray, and let me behold, whether according to their outcry which hath come in unto me, they have done altogether, And if not. I must know!
18:22 And the men turned from thence, and went their way, towards Sodom, -- but, Yahweh was yet standing before Abraham.
18:23 So then Abraham drew near and said, Wilt thou really sweep away, the righteous with the lawless?
18:24 Peradventure there are fifty righteous, in the midst of the city, Wilt thou really sweep away, and not spare the place, for the sake of the fifty righteous which are therein?
18:25 Far be it from thee! to do after this manner. to put to death the righteous with the lawless! Then should righteous and lawless be alike, Far be it from thee! Shall, the Judge of all the earth not do justice?
18:26 And Yahweh said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous in the midst of the city, then will I spare all the place for their sake.
18:27 And Abraham responded and said, -- Behold I pray thee I have ventured to speak unto My Lord, though I am dust and ashes:
18:28 Peradventure there may lack, of the fifty righteous, five, Wilt thou destroy for five all the city? And he said, I will not destroy, if I find there forty and five.
18:29 And he added, yet once more, to speak unto him, and said, Peradventure there may be found there -- forty. And he said -- I will not do it, for the sake of the forty.
18:30 And he said Let it not, I pray thee, be vexing to My Lord, but let me speak, Peradventure there may be found there -- thirty And be said, I will not to it, if I find there -- thirty.
18:31 And he sad Behold, I pray thee, I have ventured to speak unto My Lord, Peradventure there may be found there -- twenty. And he said I will not destroy it, for the sake of the twenty.
18:32 And he said, Let it not, I pray thee, be vexing to My Lord, but let me speak only this once, Peradventure there may be found there -- ten. And he said, I will not destroy [it], for the sake of the ten!
18:33 And Yahweh went his way, when he had made an end. of speaking unto Abraham, -- Abraham, also returned to his place.
19:1 So the two messengers went in towards Sodom at eventide, Lot, being seated in the gate of Sodom, -- so Lot beheld and rose up to meet them, and bowed himself with his face to the earth.
19:2 And he said Behold, I pray you my lords turn aside, I pray you, into the house of your servant, -- and tarry the night and bathe your feet, so shall ye rise early, and go on your way. And they said, Nay, but, in the broad way, will we tarry the night.
19:3 But he became exceeding urgent with them, so they turned aside unto him and entered into his house, -- and he made for them a banquet, unleavened cakes, also did he bake, and they did eat.
19:4 Ere yet they lay down, the men of the city -- the men of Sodom, had come round against the house, from youth even unto age, -- all the people from every quarter,
19:5 And they called unto Lot and said to him, Where are the men who have come in unto thee tonight? Bring them forth unto us, and let us know them!
19:6 And Lot went forth unto them to the entrance; but the door, closed he behind him.
19:7 And he said, -- Do not I pray you my brethren act wickedly.
19:8 Behold, I pray you, I, have two daughters who have not known man, I must needs now bring, them, forth unto you, and do ye to them, as may be good in your eyes, -- Only to these men, ye may do nothing; for on this account, have they come under the shade of my roof.
19:9 And they said, Stand back, And they said, This one, by himself, hath come in to sojourn and must always be acting the judge, Now, will we do more wickedly to thee, than to them. So they pressed sere upon the man -- upon Lot -- exceedingly, and drew near to break open the door.
19:10 And the men thrust forth their hand, and brought Lot in unto them into the house -- and, the door, they closed:
19:11 the men also who were at the entrance of the house, smote they with blindness, from small even unto great, so that they wearied themselves to find the entrance.
19:12 And the men said unto Lot, Whom besides hast thou here? Son-in-law and thy sons and thy daughters, and all that thou hast in the city, bring thou forth out of the place;
19:13 For we are about to destroy this place, -- for, great, is the outcry of them unto the face of Yahweh, so that Yahweh hath sent us to destroy it.
19:14 And Lot went forth and spake unto his sons-in -- law who were about to take his two daughters and said Arise come forth out of this place, for Yahweh is about to destroy the city. And it came to pass, that he was as one that laughed, in the eyes of his sons-in-law.
19:15 But as soon as, the dawn had sprung up, the messengers hastened Lot saying, -- Arise! take thy wife and thy two daughters that are at hand, lest thou be swept away in the punishment of the city.
19:16 And he lingered -- so the men laid hold of his hand and of the hand of his wife and of the hand of his two daughters, in the tenderness of Yahweh towards him, -- and they brought him out and led him forth outside the city.
19:17 And it came to pass when they had brought them forth outside, that they said, Escape for thy life, Look not behind thee, neither stand still in all the vale, -- To the mountain, escape thou lest thou be swept away.
19:18 And Lot said unto them, -- No, I pray thee, My Lord!
19:19 Behold, I pray thee thy servant hath found favour in thine eyes, so that thou hast magnified thy lovingkindness which thou hast performed with me in keeping alive my soul. -- But, I, cannot escape to the mountain, lest calamity overtake me so shall I die.
19:20 Behold, I pray thee, this city, is near for fleeing thither And, it, is a little one, let me I pray thee, escape thither -- is it not a, little, one? That my soul may live!
19:21 And he said unto him, Behold! I have lifted up thy countenance, even as to this thing, -- so that I will not overthrow the city, of which thou hast spoken.
19:22 Haste thee escape thither, for I cannot do anything, until thou have come in thither. For this cause: was the name of the city called Zoar.
19:23 When, the sun, had come forth on the earth, Lot had entered into Zoar.
19:24 And, Yahweh, rained, upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah, brimstone and fire, -- from Yahweh, out of the heavens:
19:25 so he overthrew these cities, and all the circuit, -- and all the inhabitants of the cities, and the produce of the ground.
19:26 But his wife looked from behind him, -- and became -- a pillar of salt.
19:27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning, unto the place where he had stood before Yahweh;
19:28 and he looked out over the face of Sodom and Gomorrah, and over all the face of the land of the circuit, and beheld and lo! the smoke of the land went up, like the smoke of a furnace.
19:29 And it came to pass when God destroyed the cities of the circuit, that God remembered Abraham, and sent forth Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities wherein Lot had dwelt.
19:30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain and his two daughters with him. for he feared to dwell in Zoar, so he dwelt in a cave, he, and his two daughters.
19:31 And the firstborn said unto the younger. Our father is old, -- and, a man, there is not in the earth to come in unto us, after the way of all the earth.
19:32 Come on! let us cause our father to drink wine and let us lie with him, that we may keep alive from our father, a seed.
19:33 So they caused their father to drink wine that night, -- and the firstborn went in. and lay with her father, but he noticed not her lying down nor her rising up.
19:34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Lo! I lay, last night with my father, let us cause him to drink wine this night also, and go thou in -- lie with him, that we may keep alive from our father, a seed.
19:35 So they caused their father, on that night also to drink wine, and the younger arose, and lay with him, but he noticed not her lying down, nor her rising up.
19:36 Thus did, the two daughters of Lot conceive from their father.
19:37 And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab, -- the same, is the father of Moab, unto this day.
19:38 And the younger she also bare a son, and called his name Ben-ammi, -- the same, is the father of the sons of Ammon -- unto this day.
20:1 And Abraham brake up from thence, towards the land of the South, and fixed his dwelling between Kadesh and Shur, so he sojourned in Gerar.
20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife: My, sister, is she, -- So Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
20:3 Then God went in unto Abimelech, in a dream of the night, -- and said to him, Behold thee dead! because of the woman whom thou hast taken, seeing that, she, is a married woman.
20:4 Now, Abimelech, had not come near unto her, -- so he said, O My Lord! a nation even a righteous one, wilt thou slay?
20:5 Had not, he himself, said to me, My sister, is she? and even she herself, said, My brother, is he? In the integrity of my heart and in the pureness of my hand, have I done this!
20:6 And God said unto him in a dream, I, also, knew, that in the integrity of thy heart, thou didst this, so then, even I myself, withheld thee from sinning against me, for this reason, have I not suffered thee to touch her.
20:7 Now, therefore restore the man's wife, for a prophet, is he, that he may pray for thee and live thou, -- But if thou art not going to restore her, know, that thou shalt die, thou -- and all that are thine.
20:8 So Ahimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and spake all these words in their ears, and the men feared greatly.
20:9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, What hast thou done to us? and wherein had I sinned against thee, that thou shouldst have brought in over me and over my kingdom, a sin so great? Deeds, which should not be done, hast thou done with me.
20:10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, -- What hadst thou seen, that thou shouldst have done this thing?
20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely there is no fear of God, in this place, -- therefore will they slay me for the sake of my wife.
20:12 Moreover also, in truth, my sister daughter of my father, she is, only not daughter of my mother, -- so she became my wife.
20:13 And so it came to pass when the Gods caused me to wander from my fathers house, that I said to her, This, is thy lovingkindness, wherewith thou shalt deal with me, -- Into what-soever place we enter, say of me My brother, is he.
20:14 Then took Abimelech sheep and oxen and men -- servants and maid-servants, and gave to Abraham, -- and restored to him Sarah his wife.
20:15 And Abimelech, said, Lo! my land is before thee, -- wherever it may seem good in thine eyes, dwell.
20:16 And to Sarah, he said, Lo! I have given a thousand of silver unto thy brother: Lo! that is for thee as a covering of eyes, to all who are with thee, -- And so in every way, hath right been done.
20:17 And Abraham prayed unto God, -- and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants, so that they bare children,
20:18 For Yahweh, had restrained from bearing, every female a of the house of Abimelech, -- because of Sarah, wife of Abraham.
21:1 Now, Yahweh, visited Sarah, as he had said, -- And Yahweh did for Sarah as he had spoken.
21:2 So, Sarah, conceived and bare, to Abraham, a son, for his old age, at the set time, of which God had spoken with him.
21:3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born to him, whom, Sarah, bare to him, Isaac.
21:4 And Abraham circumcised Isaac his son, when eight days old, -- as God commanded him.
21:5 Now Abraham was a hundred years old, -- when Isaac his son was born to him.
21:6 And Sarah said, A laughing, hath God made for me, -- Everyone that heareth will laugh with me.
21:7 And she said -- Who would have announced to Abraham, Sarah hath suckled children? yet have I borne a son, for his old age!
21:8 And the child grew, and was weaned, -- and Abraham made a great banquet, on the day of the weaning of Isaac.
21:9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian woman whom she had borne to Abraham laughing!
21:10 So she said to Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son, -- for the son of this bondwoman must not inherit with my son with Isaac.
21:11 And the word was very grievous in the eyes of Abraham, -- on account of his son.
21:12 And God said unto Abraham Let it not be grievous in thine eyes concerning the boy and concerning thy bondwoman, In all that Sarah may say unto thee, hearken to her voice, -- For in Isaac, shall there be called to thee -- a seed.
21:13 Yet even the son of the bondwoman, will I appoint to become, a nation, because thy seed, he is.
21:14 So Abraham rose up early in the morning -- and took bread and a skin of water and gave unto hagar, -- putting them on her shoulder and the child, and sent her forth, -- so she went her way and wandered, in the desert of Beer-sheba.
21:15 And the water out of the skin was spent, -- so she cant the child under one of the shrubs;
21:16 and went and sat her down over against him at a distance like as of such as draw the bow, for she said Let me not look upon the death of the child, -- So she sat down over against him, and the boy lifted up his voice, and wept
21:17 And God heard the voice of the boy, and a messenger of God called unto Hagar out of the heavens; and said to her, What aileth thee, Hagar? Do not fear, for God hath hearkened unto the voice of the boy where he is.
21:18 Arise lift up the boy, and hold him up with thy hand, -- for, a great nation, will I make him.
21:19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water, -- and went and filled the skin with water, and gave drink unto the boy
21:20 And it came to pass that God was with the boy, and he grew, -- and dwelt in the desert, and he became as he grew up, an archer,
21:21 And he dwelt in the desert of Paran, -- and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
21:22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech, with Phicol chieftain of his host, spake unto Abraham, saying, -- God, is with thee in all that, thou art doing.
21:23 Now, therefore, swear to me by God, here, that thou wilt not deal falsely by me, nor by mine offspring, nor by my descendants, -- according to the lovingkindness wherewith I have dealt with thee, shalt thou deal with me, and with the land wherein thou hast sojourned.
21:24 And Abraham said, I, will swear.
21:25 But Abraham reproved Abimelech, -- on account of the well of water, which the servants of Abimelech had seized.
21:26 And Abimelech said, I know not, who hath done this thing, -- nor hast even thou, ever told me, nor have even I, ever heard, save to-day.
21:27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, stud gave to Abimelech, -- and they two solemnised a covenant
21:28 So then Abram set seven young sheep of the flock by them-selves,
21:29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What, then mean these seven young sheep here, which thou hast set by themselves?
21:30 And he said, The seven young sheep, shalt thou take at my hand, -- that they may serve as my witness, that I digged this well.
21:31 On this account, was the name of that place called Beer-sheba [="oath well"], -- because there, had they two sworn.
21:32 And when they had solemnised a covenant in Beer-sheba, -- then arose Abimelech, with Phicol chief of his host, and returned unto the land of the Philistines.
21:33 Then planted he a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, -- and called there on the name of Yahweh the age-abiding GOD.
21:34 So Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines many days.
22:1 And it cared to pass after these things, that God, did prove Abraham, -- and he said unto him, Abraham! And he said Behold me!
22:2 And he said -- Take, I pray thee, thy son, thine only one, whom thou lovest, even, Isaac, and get thee into the land of Moriah and cause him to ascend there as an ascending-sacrifice, on one of the mountains which I shall name unto thee.
22:3 So Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took his two young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the pieces of wood for an ascending-sacrifice, and mounted and went his way unto the place which God had named to him.
22:4 It was, on the third day, that Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
22:5 And Abraham said unto his young men -- Tarry by yourselves here with the ass, but I and the young man must go yonder, -- that we may bow ourselves down and return unto you.
22:6 So Abraham took the pieces of wood for the ascending-sacrifice, and laid them on Isaac his son, and took in his own hand the fire and the knife, and they went on their way, both of them together.
22:7 Then said Isaac unto Abraham his father, then said he; My father! And he said, Behold me, my son, And he said, Behold the fire, and the pieces of wood, -- but where is the lamb, for an ascending-sacrifice?
22:8 And Abraham said, God, will provide for himself the lamb for an ascending-sacrifice, my son! So they went on their way, both of them, together.
22:9 Then came they into the place which God had named to him, and Abraham built there the altar, and aid in order the pieces of wood, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, above the pieces of wood.
22:10 And Abraham put forth his hand, and took the knife, -- to slay his son.
22:11 Then called out unto him the messenger of Yahweh out of the heavens, and said. Abraham, Abraham! And he said Behold me!
22:12 Then he said, Do not put forth thy hand unto the young man, neither do to him -- anything at all, -- for, now, know I that one who reverest God, thou art, when thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only one, from me.
22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and lo! a ram, behind, caught in a thicket by his horns, and Abraham went, and took the ram, and caused him to ascend as an ascending-sacrifice instead of his son.
22:14 So Abraham called the name of that place Yahweh, -- as to which it is still said to-day, In the mountain of Yahweh, will provision be made.
22:15 Then called out the messenger of Yahweh unto Abraham, -- a second time out of the heavens;
22:16 and said, By myself, have I sworn is the oracle of Yahweh, -- Because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only one,
22:17 That I will, richly bless, thee, and, abundantly multiply, thy seed, as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is on the lip of the sea, -- that thy seed may take possession of the gate of his foes:
22:18 So shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves in thy seed, -- Because thou didst hearken unto my voice.
22:19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they mounted, and went on their way together unto Beer-sheba, -- and Abraham dwelt in Beer-sheba.
22:20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, -- Behold! Milcah -- she also, hath borne sons, to Nahor thy brother:
22:21 Uz his firstborn and Buz his brother, -- and Kemuel, father of Aram --
22:22 and Chesed and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, -- and Bethuel;
22:23 And, Bethuel, hath begotten Rebekah, -- These eight, hath Milcah borne to Nahor brother of Abraham.
22:24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she also, hath borne Tebah and Gaham, and Tahash, and Maacah.
23:1 And the life of Sarah came to be, a hundred and twenty-seven years, -- the years of the life of Sarah.
23:2 And Sarah died in Kiriath-arba, the same, is Hebron in the land of Canaan, -- and Abraham went in to wail for Sarah and to weep for her.
23:3 And Abraham rose up from over the face of his dead, -- and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying;
23:4 A sojourner and settler, am I with you, -- Give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, That I may bury my dead, from before me.
23:5 And the sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him:
23:6 Hear us, my lord! A prince of God, art thou in our midst, In the choice of our buryingplaces, bury thy dead, -- Not, a man from among us his, burying-place, will withhold from thee, from burying thy dead.
23:7 And Abraham rose up, and bowed himself down to the people of the land, to the sons of Heth;
23:8 and spake with them, saying, -- If it is with the consent of your minds that I should bury my dead from before me, hear me, and intercede for me, with Ephron son of Zohar:
23:9 That he would give me, the cave of Machpelah, which pertaineth unto him, which is within the bounds of his field, -- For full silver, let him give it me in your midst, For a possession of a buryingplace.
23:10 Now, Ephron, was sitting in the midst of the sons of Heth, -- so Ephron the Hittite responded to Abraham, in the ears of the sons of Heth, even all that were entering the gate of his city, saying:
23:11 Nay, my lord, hear me, The field, have I given to thee And, the cave that is therein, to thee, have I given it, -- In the eyes of the sons of my people, have I given it thee Bury thy dead.
23:12 So Abraham boweth himself down, before the people of the land:
23:13 and spake unto Ephron in the ears of the people of the land saying, Only if, thou, wouldst, hear me, -- I have given the silver of the field Take it of me, That I may bury my dead here.
23:14 And Ephron responded to Abraham, saying to him,
23:15 My lord, hear me, -- Land worth four hundred shekels of silver -- betwixt me and thee, what is that? And thy dead., bur. thou.
23:16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron, and Abraham weighed out to Ephron the silver of which he had spoken in the ears of the sons of Heth, -- four hundred shekels of silver, current with the merchant,
23:17 So was con-firmed the field of Ephron, which is in Machpelah, which is before Mamre, -- the field and the cave which is therein, and all the timber which was in the field, which was in all the boundary thereof round about,
23:18 to Abraham as a purchase in the eyes of the sons of Heth, -- with all who were entering the gate of his city.
23:19 And after this, did Abraham bury Sarah his wife, within the cave of the field of Machpelah, over against Mamre, the same, is Hebron, -- in the land of Canaan.
23:20 So was confirmed the field with the cave which was therein to Abraham, for a possession of a buryingplace, -- from the sons of Heth.
24:1 Now, Abraham, was old, far gone in days, -- and, Yahweh, had blessed Abraham, in all things.
24:2 So Abraham said unto his servant, elder of his house, ruler of all that he had, -- Place, I pray thee thy hand under my thigh;
24:3 that I may put thee on oath, by Yahweh God of the heavens and God of the earth -- That thou wilt not take a wife for my son, from among the daughters of the Canaanites in the midst of whom, I, am dwelling:
24:4 but unto my own land and unto my own kindred, wilt go, -- So shalt thou take a wife for my son -- for Isaac.
24:5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman may not be willing to follow me into this land, -- May I take back thy son, into the land from whence thou earnest?
24:6 And Abraham said unto him, -- Beware that thou do not take back my son thither!
24:7 Yahweh, God of the heavens, and God of the earth, who took me out of the house of my father, and out of the land of my kindred, and, who spake to me, and who sware to me, saying, To thy seed, will I give this land, he, will send his messenger before thee, so shalt then take a wife for my son from thence.
24:8 But if unwilling be the woman to follow thee, then shalt thou be clear from this mine oath, -- Only my son, shalt thou not take back thither
24:9 So the servant placed his hand, under the thigh of Abraham, his lord, -- and sware to him, over this thing.
24:10 Then took the servant ten camels, from among the camels of his lord, and went his way, -- all the goods of his master being in his hand, -- so be mounted, and went his way unto Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
24:11 And he made the camels kneel down outside the city, against the well of water, -- at the time of evening, at the time of the coming forth of the women that drew water,
24:12 Then he said, O Yahweh, God of my lord Abraham! I pray thee cause it to fall out before me today, that thou deal in lovingkindness with my lord Abraham.
24:13 Here am, I, stationed by the fountain of water, -- and, the daughters of the men of the city, are coming forth to draw water:
24:14 so it shall come to pass that the young woman unto whom I shall say. Let down pray. thy pitcher that I may drink, and she shall say, Drink, and to thy camels also, will I give to drink, that, her! hast thou appointed for thy servant for Isaac, And, hereby, shall I get to know, that thou hast dealt in lovingkindness with my lord!
24:15 And it came to pass, ere yet, he, had done speaking, that lo! Rebekah, was coming forth who had been born to Bethuel son of Milcah, wife of Nahor, brother of Abraham, -- with her pitcher upon her shoulder,
24:16 Now the young woman! was of very pleasing appearance, a virgin whom, no man, had known, -- and she went down unto the fountain, and filled her pitcher and came up.
24:17 And the servant ran to meet her, -- and said, I pray thee let me drink a little water out of thy pitcher.
24:18 And she said, Drink my lord, -- And she hastened and lowered her pitcher on her hand and let him drink.
24:19 And when she had done giving him drink, -- she said For thy camels also, will I draw, until they have done drinking.
24:20 So she hastened and emptied her pitcher into the drinking-trough, and ran again unto the well, to draw, -- and she drew for all his camels.
24:21 Now the man, was eagerly watching her, -- keeping silence to see -- whether Yahweh had prospered his way., or not.
24:22 And it came to pass when the camels had done drinking, that the man took a ring of gold, half a shekel its weight, -- and two bracelets for her hands, ten of gold their weight;
24:23 and said Whose daughter art, thou? I pray thee, tell me. Is there in the house of thy father a place for us to tarry the night?
24:24 And she said unto him, Daughter of Bethuel, am, I, -- [Bethuel] son of Milcah whom she bare to Nahor.
24:25 And she said unto him, Both straw and fodder in plenty, have we, -- also a place to tarry the night.
24:26 Then the man bowed his head, and bent himself down unto Yahweh;
24:27 and said, Blessed be Yahweh. God of my lord Abraham, who hath not withdrawn his lovingkindness and his faithfulness, from my lord, -- I -- being in the way, Yahweh led me unto the house of the brethren of my lord!
24:28 And the young woman ran, and told the household of her mother, -- according to these words.
24:29 Now, Rebekah, had a brother, whose name, was Laban, -- so Laban ran unto the man outside, unto the fountain.
24:30 And it came to pass, when he saw the ring, and the bracelets on the hands of his sister, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister saying, Thus, did the man speak unto me, that he came unto the man, and lo! he was standing by the camels near the fountain;
24:31 and he said, Come in. thou blessed of Yahweh, -- Wherefore shouldst thou stand outside, when I have made ready the house and a place for the camels?
24:32 So the man came in towards the house, and ungirded the camels, -- and there was given him straw and fodder for the camels, and water for bathing his own feet and the feet of the men who were with him;
24:33 and [food] was set before him to eat, But he said, I cannot eat, until I have spoken my words. And he said -- Speak!
24:34 Then said he, -- Servant of Abraham, am I.
24:35 Now, Yahweh, having blessed my lord exceedingly, and made him great, -- and given him flocks and herds and silver and gold, and men-servants and maid-servants, and camels, and asses,
24:36 then did Sarah wife of my lord, bear a son to my lord, after she had become old, -- so he gave to him all that he had;
24:37 And my lord put me on oath saying, -- Thou shalt not take a wife for my son, of the daughters of the Canaanites in whose land, I, am dwelling;
24:38 but, unto the house of my father, shalt thou go, and unto my family, -- and take a wife for my son.
24:39 So I said unto my lord, -- Peradventure the woman will not follow me.
24:40 And he said unto me, -- Yahweh, before whom I have walked to and fro, will send his messenger with thee, so shall he prosper thy way, and thou shalt take a wife for my son out of my kindred and out of the house of my father.
24:41 Then, shalt thou clear thyself from mine oath, for thou shalt go in unto my kindred, -- and, if they will not grant her unto thee, then shalt thou be clear from mine oath.
24:42 So I came in to-day, unto the fountain, -- and I said O Yahweh God of my lord Abraham! if, I pray thee thou art prospering my way whereon am going,
24:43 here, am I stationed by the fountain of water, -- so then it shall come to pass that, the maiden that is coming forth to draw, and I shall say unto her Let me drink. I pray thee a little water out of thy pitcher;
24:44 and she shall say unto me Both, thou, drink, and for thy camels also, will I draw, the same, shall be the woman whom Yahweh hath appointed for the son of my lord.
24:45 Ere yet, I, could make an end of speaking unto mine own heart, lo! then Rebekah, coming forth, with her pitcher on her shoulder, and she went down to the fountain, and drew, -- and I said unto her Let me drink I pray thee!
24:46 So she hastened and lowered her pitcher from off her, and said. Drink! and to thy camels also, will I give to drink, -- So I drank and the camels also, she let drink.
24:47 Then I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said Daughter of Bethuel son of Nahor, whom, Milcah, bare to him, -- Then put I the ring upon her nose, and the bracelets upon her hands;
24:48 and bowed my head and bent myself down unto Yahweh, -- and I blessed Yahweh God of my lord Abraham, who had led me in a way of faithfulness, to take the daughter of the brother of my lord for his son.
24:49 Now, therefore, if ye are dealing in lovingkindness and faithfulness with my lord, tell me, -- and, if not, tell me, that I may turn unto the right hand or unto the left.
24:50 Then answered Laban and Bethuel and said, from Yahweh, hath come forth the word, -- we cannot speak unto thee ill or well.
24:51 Go! Rebekah, is before thee, Take her and go thy way, -- And let her become wife unto the son of thy lord, as Yahweh hath spoken.
24:52 And it came to pass when Abraham's servant heard their words, that he bowed himself down towards the earth unto Yahweh.
24:53 Then the servant brought forth jewels of silver and jewels of gold and raiment, and gave unto Rebekah, -- and precious things, gave he to her brother and to her mother.
24:54 And they did eat and drink he, and the men who were with him, and they tarried the night, -- and when they arose in the morning, he said Let me go unto my lord!
24:55 Then said her brother and her mother, Let the young woman remain with us some days or rather ten, -- After that, she shall go.
24:56 And he said unto them, Do not hinder me, when, Yahweh, hath prospered my journey, -- Let me go, that I may take my journey unto my lord!
24:57 Then said they, We must call the young woman and ask at her mouth.
24:58 So they called Rebekah and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.
24:59 So they let go Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant and his men.
24:60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, Our sister! become thou, thousands of ten thousands, -- And let thy seed take possession of the gate of them that hate them!
24:61 Then mounted Rebekah and her young woman and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man, -- so the servant took Rebekah. and went his way.
24:62 Now, Isaac, had come in at the entrance, of Beer-lahai-roi, -- for, he, was dwelling in the land of the South:
24:63 and Isaac came forth to meditate in the field at the approach of evening, -- so he lifted up his eyes and looked, and lo! camels, coming in.
24:64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and saw Isaac, -- so she alighted with haste from off the camel;
24:65 and said unto the servant, Who is this man that is walking in the field to meet us? And the servant said, That, is my lord. So she took the veil and covered herself.
24:66 And the servant recounted to Isaac, -- all the things which he had done.
24:67 And Isaac brought her into the tent of Sarah his mother; thus he took Rebekah and she became his wife and he loved her, -- and Isaac consoled himself, for the loss of his mother.
25:1 And Abraham took another wife and her name, was Keturah;
25:2 and she bare to him Zimran, and Yokshan, and Medan, and Midian, -- and Ishbak, and Shuah.
25:3 And, Yokshan, begat Sheba and Dedan, -- and, the sons of Dedan, were Asshurim and Letushim, and Leummim.
25:4 And the sons of Midian, Ephah and Epher and Hanoch, and Abida. and Eldaah, -- all these, were the sons of Keturah.
25:5 And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac;
25:6 but, to the sons of the concubines whom Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, -- and then sent them away from Isaac his son while he himself yet lived, eastward unto the land of the east.
25:7 Now, these, are the days of the years of the life of Abraham which he lived -- a hundred and seventy-five years.
25:8 So Abraham breathed his last, and died in a fine old age, old and satisfied, -- and was gathered unto his people,
25:9 And Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him, in the cave of Machpelah, -- in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite, which is over against Mamre;
25:10 the field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth, -- there, was buried Abraham, with Sarah his wife.
25:11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed Isaac his son, -- and Isaac dwelt by Beer-lahai-roi.
25:12 Now, these, are the generations of Ishmael son of Abraham, -- whom hagar the Egyptian woman the handmaid of Sarah bare to Abraham;
25:13 and these, are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names after their generations, -- the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth, and Kedar and Adbeel and Mibsam;
25:14 and Mishma and Dumah, and Massa;
25:15 Ha-dad, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
25:16 these, same, are the sons of Ishmael and these, their names, by their villages and by their encampments, -- twelve princes, after their tribes.
25:17 And these, are the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty-seven years, -- and he breathed his last and died, and was gathered unto his people.
25:18 And they stretched their habitations from Havilah as far as to Shur, which is over against Egypt, as thou goest in towards Assyria, -- over against all his brethren, he settled down.
25:19 And, these, are the generations of Isaac, son of Abraham, -- Abraham, begat Isaac;
25:20 and it came to pass that, Isaac, was forty years old, when he took Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Syrian, of the Plain of Syria, -- sister of Laban the Syrian. to himself to wife.
25:21 So then Isaac made entreaty unto Yahweh in behalf of his wife, for she was, barren, -- and Yahweh suffered himself to be entreated by him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
25:22 And the sons within her struggled together, so she said -- If so, wherefore now am, I, [thus] ? And she went to seek Yahweh.
25:23 And Yahweh said to her. Two nations, are in thy womb, And two races, from thy body, shall be parted, -- And, one race, shall be stronger, than the other race, And the elder, shall serve the younger.
25:24 Then were fulfilled her days to bring forth, -- and lo! twins in her womb.
25:25 And the first came forth red, all over, as a mantle of hair, -- so they called his name, Esau,
25:26 And, after that, came forth his brother with his hand fast hold of the heel of Esau, so they called his name Jacob -- Now, Isaac, was sixty years old when she bare them,
25:27 And when the youths grew up, it came to pass that Esau was a man skilled in game a man of the field, -- but, Jacob, was a ready man, dwelling in tents.
25:28 And, Isaac, loved, Esau, because of the game he put in his mouth, -- but, Rebekah, was a lover of Jacob!.
25:29 And Jacob had boiled pottage, -- when Esau came in from the field, he, being famished.
25:30 So Esau said unto Jacob. Do let me devour some of the red -- this red, for, famished, I am. For this cause, was his name called Edom.
25:31 And Jacob said, -- Come sell, just now, thy birthright unto me.
25:32 And Esau said, Here am I, on the point of dying, -- wherefore, then, should I, have, a birthright?
25:33 And Jacob said, Come swear to me just now! And he sware to him, -- and sold his birthright to Jacob.
25:34 And Jacob, having given to Esau bread and a dish of lentils, he did eat and drink and rose up, and went his way, -- thus Esau despised his birthright!
26:1 And there came to be a famine in the land, besides the first famine which happened in the days of Abraham, -- so Isaac went his way unto Abimelech, king of the Philistines towards Gerar;
26:2 and Yahweh appeared unto him, and said, do not go down towards Egypt, -- Make thy habitation in the land, which I may name unto thee:
26:3 Sojourn in this land, that I may be with thee and bless thee, -- for, to thee, and to thy seed, will I give all these lands, So will I establish the oath which I sware to Abraham thy father;
26:4 and will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heavens, and will give to thy seed, all these lands, -- And all the nations of the earth shall bless themselves in thy seed:
26:5 Because that Abraham hearkened unto my voice, -- and so kept my charge, my commandments my statutes and my laws.
26:6 So Isaac dwelt in Gerar.
26:7 Then asked the men of the place as to his wife, and he said, My sister, is she, -- For he feared to say My wife, lest [said he] the men of the place should slay me on account of Rebekah, for fair to Nook on, she is.
26:8 And it came to pass when the days had lengthened out to him there, that Abimelech king of the Philistines, looked out through the lattice of a window, -- and he beheld and lo! Isaac -- laughing with Rebekah his wife.
26:9 So Abimelech called for Isaac, and said, But to she is, thy wife! How then, saidst thou, She is, my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because, I said, Lest I die on her account.
26:10 Then, said, Abimelech, What is this thou hast done to us? A little more, and one of the people might have lien with thy wife, so shouldst thou have brought upon us, guilt.
26:11 And Abimelech commanded all the people saying, -- He that toucheth this man or his wife, shall surely be put to death
26:12 And Isaac sowed in that land, and found in the same year, a hundredfold, -- seeing that Yahweh had blessed him.
26:13 So the man waxed great, -- and went on and on waxing great until that he had waxed exceeding great.
26:14 So he came to have possessions of flocks gild possessions of herds, and a large body of servants, -- and the Philistines envied him.
26:15 And as for all the wells which the servants of his father digged, in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stepped them up, and filled them with dust.
26:16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, -- Get thee from us, for thou hast become far mightier than we.
26:17 So Isaac went from thence, -- and encamped in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.
26:18 And Isaac again digged the wells of water which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father, and which the Philistines stopped up after the death of Abraham, -- and he called their names, after the names which his father called them.
26:19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, -- and found there a well of living water.
26:20 And the herdmen of Gerar disputed with the herdmen of Isaac saying, Ours, is thee, water! So he called the name of the well Esek, because they had stirred up a quarrel with him.
26:21 And they digged another well, and they disputed over that also, -- so he called the name thereof Sitnah.
26:22 And he moved on from thence and digged another well, and they disputed not for it, -- so he called the name thereof. Rehoboth, and said, For, now, hath Yahweh made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.
26:23 And be went up from thence, to Beer-sheba.
26:24 And Yahweh appeared unto him the same night, and said, I, am the God of Abraham thy father, -- Do not fear for with thee, am, I, And I will bless thee and multiply thy seed, For the sake of Abraham my servant.
26:25 So he builded there all altar and called on the name of Yahweh, and spread out there, his rent, -- and the servants of Isaac cut out there a well.
26:26 And, Abimelech, came unto him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol, commander of his host.
26:27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore have ye come in mite me, seeing that, ye, hated me, and sent me away from you?
26:28 And they said: We, saw plainly, that Yahweh was with thee, so we said, Let there be we pray thee an oath betwixt us both, betwixt us and thee, -- and let us solemnise a covenant with thee: --
26:29 That, thou wilt not do wrong by us, according as we touched not thee, and according as we did by thee nothing but good, and then sent thee away in peace, thee who, now, art blessed of Yahweh!
26:30 So he made for them a banquet, and they did eat and drink, --
26:31 and rose up early in the morning, and took an oath each man to his brother, so Isaac let them go, and they departed from him in peace.
26:32 And it came to pass, on the same day, that the servants of Isaac came in, and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said to him, We have found water!
26:33 So he called it, Shibah. For this cause, hath the name of the city, been Beer-sheba, unto this day.
26:34 And when Esau was forty years old, he took to wife Judith, daughter of Beeri. the Hittite; and Basemath, daughter of Elon, the Hittite;
26:35 and they became a bitterness of spirit, to Isaac and to Rebekah.
27:1 And it came to pass that Isaac, was old, and his eyes became too dim to see, so he called Esau his elder son and said unto him My son! And he said unto him, Behold me!
27:2 And he said, Behold, I pray thee, I am old, -- I know not the day of my death.
27:3 Now, therefore, take I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and catch for me game;
27:4 and make for me dainty meats, such as I love and bring in to me, that I may eat, -- To the end my soul may bless thee, ere yet I lie!
27:5 Now, Rebekah, was hearkening, when Isaac spake unto Esau his son, and Esau went his way to the field, to catch game, to bring in.
27:6 Rebekah, therefore spake unto Jacob her son saying, -- Lo! I heard thy father, speaking unto Esau thy brother, saying,
27:7 Bring in for me gains and make for me dainty meats, that I may eat; and let me bless thee in the presence of Yahweh before my death.
27:8 Now, therefore my son, hearken unto my voice, -- in that which I am commanding thee:
27:9 Go, I pray thee, unto the flock, and fetch me from thence two kids of the goats, fine ones, -- that I may make of them dainty meats for thy father such as he loveth:
27:10 Then shalt thou take them in unto thy father and he shall eat, -- To the end he may bless thee before his death.
27:11 And Jacob said unto Rebekah his mother, Lo! Esau my brother, is a hairy man, whereas, I, am a smooth man:
27:12 peradventure my father might feel me, then should I be in his eyes as one that mocketh, -- and should bring upon myself a reproach, and not a blessing!
27:13 And his mother said to him, Upon me, be thy reproach my son, -- only hearken unto my voice and go fetch [them] for me.
27:14 So he went, and fetched [them], and brought them in to his mother, and his mother made dainty meats, such as his father loved.
27:15 Then took Rebekah the garments of Esau her elder son, the costly ones, which were with her in the house, -- and put them on Jacob her younger son:
27:16 and the, skins of the kids of the goats, put she upon his hands, -- and on the smooth part of his neck;
27:17 then placed she the dainty meats and the bread, which she had made ready, in the hand of Jacob her son.
27:18 So he went in unto his father, and said My father! And he said Behold me! who art, thou, my son?
27:19 And Jacob said unto his father I, am Esau thy firstborn, I have made ready, as thou didst bid me. Rise, I pray thee, sit up, and eat thou of my game, To the end thy soul may bless me.
27:20 Then said Isaac unto his son. How is it thou hast been so quick in finding, my son? And he said, Because Yahweh thy God caused it so to fall out before me.
27:21 Then said Isaac unto Jacob. Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee my son -- whether, thou thyself, art my son Esau, or not.
27:22 So Jacob came near unto Isaac his father, and he felt him; then said he the voice is the voice of Jacob; But, the hands, are the hands of Esau.
27:23 So he did not find him out, because, his hands were like the hands of Esau his brother hairy, -- so he blessed him.
27:24 And he said, Thou thyself, art my son Esau? And he said, I am!
27:25 So he said, Bring it near to me., that I may eat of the game of my son, To the end my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat, and be brought in to him wine, and he drank.
27:26 Then Isaac his father said unto him, -- Come thou near I pray thee and kiss me my son.
27:27 So he came near, and kissed him, and he smelled the smell of his garments and blessed him, -- and said. See! the smell of my son, As the smell of a field, which Yahweh hath blessed;
27:28 Then, may God give thee of the dew of the heavens, And of the fatness of the earth, -- And abundance of corn and new wine:
27:29 Let peoples serve thee And races bow down to thee, Become thou lord to thy brethren, And let the sons of thy mother bow down to thee, -- He that curseth thee, be accursed! And he that blesseth thee, be blessed!
27:30 And it came to pass as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, -- yea it came to pass when Jacob, had only just gone forth, from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother, came in from his hunting.
27:31 Then, he too, made dainty meats, and brought in to his father, -- and said to his father, Let my father rise that he may eat of the game of his son, To the end thy soul may bless me!
27:32 And Isaac his father said to him Who art, thou? And he said, I, am thy son thy firstborn, Esau.
27:33 Then did Isaac tremble with an exceeding great trembling, and said Who then was it that caught game and brought in to me and I did eat of all ere yet thou didst come in and I blessed him? Yea blessed, shall he remain!
27:34 When Esau heard the words of his father, then cried he out with an outcry loud and bitter exceedingly, -- and said to his father, Bless even me also, O my father!
27:35 Then he said, Thy brother came in with deceit, -- and took away thy blessing.
27:36 And he said, Is it because his name, is called, Jacob, that he hath tricked me, now twice? My birthright, he took away, And lo! now, he hath taken away my blessing! And he said, Hast thou not reserved for me a blessing?
27:37 Then answered Isaac and said to Esau, -- Lo a lord, have I appointed him unto thee, And, all his brethren, lave I given to him as servants, And with corn and new wine, have I sustained him, -- And for thee -- now, what can I do, my son?
27:38 And Esau said unto his father, But one blessing, hast thou, O my father? Bless, me also, O my father! And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.
27:39 Then answered Isaac his father and said unto him, -- Lo! of the fat parts of the earth, shall be thy dwelling, And of the dew of the heavens, above;
27:40 And on thy sword, shalt thou live, And thy brother, shalt thou serve: But it shall come to pass when thou shalt rove at large, Then shalt thou break his yoke from off thy neck.
27:41 And Esau lay in wait for Jacob, on account of the blessing wherewith his father had blessed him, -- and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father draw near, when I can slay Jacob my brother.
27:42 Then were told to Rebekah, the words of Esau her elder son, so she sent and called for Jacob, her younger son, and said unto him -- Lo! Esau, thy brother, is consoling himself as touching thee, to slay thee.
27:43 Now, therefore, my son, hearken to my voice, -- and rise flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;
27:44 And thou shalt dwell with him a few days, -- until that the wrath of thy brother turn away:
27:45 until the turning away of the anger of thy brother from thee, and he forget what thou hast done to him, and I send and fetch thee from thence. Wherefore should I lose, you both, in one day?
27:46 So then Rebekah said unto Isaac, I am disgusted with my life because of the daughters of Heth, -- Should Jacob be taking a wife of the daughters of Heth, like these, of the daughters of the land, wherefore could I wish for life?
28:1 Then Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, -- and commanded him and said to him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.
28:2 Rise, go thy way to Padan-aram to the house of Bethuel, thy mothers father, -- and take thee from thence a wife, of the daughters of Laban, thy mothers brother.
28:3 And, GOD Almighty, bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, so shalt thou become a multitude of peoples.
28:4 And may he give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee, -- that thou mayest possess the land of thy sojournings, which God gave to Abraham.
28:5 So Isaac sent away Jacob, and he took his journey to Padan-aram, -- unto Laban son of Bethuel, the Syrian, brother of Rebekah, mother of Jacob and Esau.
28:6 And Esau beheld that Isaac, when he blessed Jacob, and sent him to Padan-aram, to take to himself from thence a wife, that in blessing him, he laid command upon him, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;
28:7 And that Jacob hearkened unto his father and unto his mother, -- and took his journey to Padan-aram.
28:8 So then Esau beheld that displeasing, were the daughters of Caanan, -- in the eyes of Isaac his father:
28:9 Esau therefore went unto Ishmael, -- and took Mahalath daughter of Ishmael son of Abraham sister of Nebaioth, to himself to wife, in addition to the wives that he had.
28:10 So Jacob went forth from Beer-sheba, and journeyed towards Haran.
28:11 And he lighted on a place, and tarried the night there, because the sun had gone in, -- and he took of the stones of the place, and put for his pillow, and lay down in that place,
28:12 And he dreamed, and lo! a stairway, planted earthwards, with, its top, reaching towards the heavens, -- and lo! messengers of God, ascending and descending thereon;
28:13 and lo! Yahweh, standing by him, -- and he said, I, am Yahweh, God of Abraham thy father and God of Isaac, -- The land whereon, thou, art lying, to thee, will I give it and to thy seed;
28:14 And thy seed shall become as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt break forth westward and eastward, and northward and southward, -- And all the families of the ground shall be blessed in thee and in thy seed.
28:15 Lo! then, I, am with thee, so will I keep thee in every place whithersoever thou mayest go, and will bring thee back unto this soil, -- For I will not forsake thee until I have done that of which I have spoken to thee.
28:16 And Jacob awoke from his sleep, and said. Surely, Yahweh was in this place, And I, knew it not.
28:17 And he feared and said, How fearful is this place! None other this, than the house of God! Nor this than the gate of the heavens
28:18 So Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone which he halt lint for his pillow, and put it for a pillar, -- and poured out oil upon the top thereof;
28:19 and called the name of that place -- Beth-el, -- nevertheless, Luz, was the name of the city, aforetime.
28:20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, -- If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way whereon, I, am going, and give me bread to eat and raiment to put on;
28:21 and I come back in prosperity unto the house of my father, Then will Yahweh prove to be my God, --
28:22 And, this stone which I have put for a pillar, shall be the house of God, -- And, of all which thou shalt give me, a tenth, will I tithe unto thee.
29:1 Then Jacob lifted up his feet, -- and went his way towards the land of the sons of the East.
29:2 And he looked, and lo! a well, in the field and lo! there, three flocks of sheep, lying down near it, for out of that well, do they water the flocks, but, the stone, is great, on the mouth of the well:
29:3 so they gather together thither all the flocks, and roll away the stone from off the mouth of the well, and water the sheep, -- and put hack the stone upon the mouth of the well, to its place.
29:4 And Jacob said to them, My brethren, whence are ye? And they said: From haran, are we.
29:5 And he said to them, Know ye Laban, son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.
29:6 And he said to them, Is it well with him. And they said, Well, but lo! Rachel his daughter, coming in with the sheep.
29:7 And he said Lo! the day is yet high, it is not time for gathering together the cattle, -- water the sheep, and go feed.
29:8 And they said, We cannot, until that all the flocks are gathered together, and they roll away the stone, from off the mouth of the well, -- and then can we water the sheep.
29:9 While yet he was speaking with them, Rachel, had come in with the sheep which belonged to her father, for a shepherdess, was she.
29:10 And it came to pass when Jacob saw Rachel daughter of Laban, his mothers brother, and the sheep of Laban, his mothers brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled away the stone from off the mouth of the well, and watered the sheep of Laban his mother's brother,
29:11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, -- and lifted up his voice, and wept.
29:12 And when Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son, then ran she, and told her father.
29:13 And it came to pass when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sisters son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fondly kissed him, and brought him into his house, -- when he recounted to Laban all these things.
29:14 And Laban said to him, Surely, my bone and my flesh, art thou. So he abode with him a month of days.
29:15 Then said Laban to Jacob, Is it because my brother, thou art, that thou shouldst serve me for naught? Come tell me! What shall be thy wages?
29:16 Now, Laban, had two daughters, -- the name of the elder, Leah, and the name of the younger, Rachel,
29:17 But, the eyes of Leah were weak, -- whereas, Rachel, was comely in form and comely in countenance.
29:18 So Jacob loved Rachel, -- and he said, I will serve thee seven years, for Rachel thy younger daughter.
29:19 And Laban said, Better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man, -- Abide with me!
29:20 So Jacob served for Rachel -- seven years, -- and they became, in his eyes, as single days, for his love to her.
29:21 Then said Jacob unto Laban: Come give me my wife, for fulfilled are my days, -- that I may go in unto her.
29:22 So Laban gathered together all the men of the place and made a banquet,
29:23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter and brought her in unto him, -- and he went in unto her.
29:24 And Laban gave her Zilpah, his handmaid, unto Leah his daughter. as handmaid.
29:25 And it came to pass in the morning, that lo! it was Leah, -- and he said unto Laban, What is this thou hast done to me? Was it not, for Rachel, I served with thee? Wherefore then hast thou deceived me?
29:26 And Laban said, It must not be done so in our place, -- to give the later-born before the firstborn.
29:27 Fulfil the week of this one, -- then must we give thee, the other one also, for the service wherewith thou shalt serve with me, yet seven years more.
29:28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled the week of this one, -- and he gave him Rachel his daughter -- to him to wife.
29:29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid, -- to be hers as a handmaid.
29:30 So he went in, unto Rachel also, and loved, Rachel also, more than Leah, -- and he served with him, yet seven years more.
29:31 And, when Yahweh saw that Leah was hated, he granted her to bear children, -- whereas, Rachel, was barren.
29:32 So Leah conceived, and hare a son, and called his name Reuben, -- for she said, Because, Yahweh hath looked upon my humiliation, For, now, will my husband love me.
29:33 And she conceived again, and bare a son, and said. Because Yahweh heard that, I, was I hated, he gave me, this one also. So she called his name Simeon.
29:34 And she conceived again and bare a son, and said, Now -- this time, will my husband he bound unto me, For I have borne him three sons, -- For this cause, called she his name Levi.
29:35 And she conceived again and bare a son, and said This time, will I praise Yahweh, For which cause, she called his name Judah. And she left off bearing.
30:1 And Rachel saw she had borne no children unto Jacob, so Rachel became envious of her sister, -- and said unto Jacob, Come! give me children, or else, I die.
30:2 Then kindled the anger of Jacob with Rachel, -- and he said, Am I, in the place of God, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?
30:3 And she said, Lo! my handmaid, Bilhah. Go in unto her, -- that she may hear upon my knees, so that, I also, may be builded up by her!
30:4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid, to wife, -- and Jacob went in unto her;
30:5 and Bilhah conceived, and bare unto Jacob a son;
30:6 and Rachel said God hath vindicated me. Moreover also he hath hearkened unto my voice, and hath given me a son. For this cause, called she his name Dan.
30:7 And Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid conceived again, and bare a second son to Jacob.
30:8 Then said Rachel With wrestlings of God, have I wrestled with my sister Yea I have prevailed. So she called his name, Naphtali.
30:9 Then saw Leah, that she had left off bearing, -- so she took Zilpah, her handmaid, and gave her to Jacob to wife.
30:10 And Zilpah, Leah's handmaid, bare to Jacob a son:
30:11 and Leah said, Victory hath come! So she called his name Gad.
30:12 And Zilpah, Leah's handmaid bare a second son to Jacob;
30:13 and Leah said, For my happiness, surely happy have daughters pronounced me. So she called his name, Asher.
30:14 Then went Reuben, in the days of the wheat harvest, and found mandrakes, in the field, and brought them in unto Leah his mother, and Rachel said unto Leah, Pray give me, stone of the mandrakes of thy son
30:15 And she said to her, Is it, a small thing, that thou hast taken away my husband? And wouldst thou take away, even the mandrakes of my son? Then said Rachel, Therefore, shall he lie with thee to-night, for the mandrakes of thy son.
30:16 And Jacob came in from the field, in the evening, so Leah went out to meet him and said: Unto me, shall thou come in, for I have hired, thee, even with the mandrakes of my son. And he lay with her that night,
30:17 And God hearkened unto Leah, -- and she conceived and bare to Jacob a fifth son.
30:18 Then said Leah. God hath given my hire, in that I gave my handmaid to my husband. So she called his name, Issachar.
30:19 And Leah conceived again and bare a sixth son to Jacob.
30:20 Then said Leah, God hath dowered me even me with a hand-some dowry, Now! will my husband dwell with me, for I have borne him six sons. So she called his name, Zebulon.
30:21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, -- so she called her name, Dinah.
30:22 Then God remembered Rachel, -- and God hearkened unto her, and granted her to bear.
30:23 So she conceived and bare a son, -- and said, God hath taken away my reproach;
30:24 So she called his name Joseph, saying, Yahweh is adding unto me another son.
30:25 And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Let me go that I may take my journey, unto my place, and to my land.
30:26 Come, give me my wives and my children for whom I have served thee and let me take my journey, -- for, thou, knowest my service wherewith I have served thee.
30:27 And Laban said unto him, If, I pray thee, I have found favour in thine eyes, ...I have divined that Yahweh hath blessed me for thy sake.
30:28 And he said, -- Come, fix thy wages for me, that I may give it!
30:29 And he said unto him, Thou, knowest how I have served thee, -- and how thy cattle have fared, with me.
30:30 For it was, little I that thou hadst -- before I came and then it brake forth into multitude, and Yahweh blessed thee at my every step. Now, therefore, when am, I, also to do something for my own house?
30:31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said: Thou shall give me, nothing at all, If thou wilt do for me this thing, I will return, I will shepherd thy flock I will keep it:
30:32 Let me pass through all thy flock to-day, removing from thence every young one that is speckled and spotted and every young one that is dark-coloured among the young sheep, and spotted and speckled among the goats, and they shall he my wages.
30:33 And my righteousness shall answer for me on a future day, when thou shall come in respecting my hire that is before thee, Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats and dark-coloured among the young sheep, stolen, shall it be accounted, if found with me.
30:34 Then said Laban, Lo! would it might he according to thy word!
30:35 So he removed, on that day, the he-goats that were striped and spotted and all the she-goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had white in it, and every dark-coloured one among the young sheep, -- and delivered then into the hand of his sons;
30:36 then put he a journey of three days between himself and Jacob, -- but, Jacob himself, continued tending the flocks of Laban that were left.
30:37 So then Jacob took him rods of young storax, and hazel and maple, -- and peeled in them white stripes, laying bare the white which was on the rods.
30:38 And he set the reds which he had peeled, in the channels in the troughs of water, -- where the flocks came in to drink straight before the flocks, and the females of the flock used to be in heat when they came in to drink;
30:39 and the males of the flock were in heat before the rods, -- so the flocks brought forth ring-straked, speckled, and spotted.
30:40 The rams also, did Jacob separate, and then set the faces of the flocks towards the ring-straked and all the dark-coloured, among the flocks of Laban, -- and he put his own droves by themselves, and put them not with the flocks of Laban.
30:41 So it came to pass whensoever the stronger of the flocks were in heat, that Jacob set the rods before the eyes of the flocks in the channels, -- that the females might be in heat among the rods;
30:42 but, when the flocks were late in bearing, he did not set them, -- and so the late-born were Laban's, out the strong ones Jacob's.
30:43 Thus did the man break forth, exceedingly, -- thus came he to have flocks in abundance, and maid-servants, and men-servants and camels and asses.
31:1 Then heard he the words of the sons of Laban, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that belonged to our father; Yea out of what belonged to our father, hath he made all this wealth.
31:2 And Jacob looked upon the face of Laban, -- and lo! it was not with him as afore-time.
31:3 Then said Yahweh unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers and to thy kindred, -- that I may be with thee.
31:4 So Jacob sent, and called for Rachel and for Leah, to the field unto his flock;
31:5 and said to them, Beholding, am I the face of your father, that it is not towards me as aforetime, -- nevertheless, the God of my father, hath been with me;
31:6 and, ye, know that with all my vigour, have I served your father.
31:7 But, your father, hath deceived me, and hath changed my wages ton times, -- yet God hath not suffered him to deal harmfully with me.
31:8 If thus he saith, The speckled, shall be thy wages, then do all the flock bring forth speckled, -- But if thus he saith, The ring-straked, shall be thy wages, then do all the flock bring forth ring-straked.
31:9 So hath God stripped away the herds of your father, and given them to me.
31:10 And it came to pass in the season when the flock were in heat, then lifted I mine eyes and beheld in a dream, -- and lo! the he-goats that were leaping upon the flock, were ring-straked speckled and dappled.
31:11 And the messenger of God said unto me in a dream, Jacob! and I said, Behold me!
31:12 Then he said Lift, I pray thee, thine eyes and behold All, the he-goats that are leaping upon the flock are ring-straked, speckled, and dappled, -- for I have seen all that Laban, has been doing to thee.
31:13 I, am the GOD of Beth-el, where thou didst anoint a pillar, where thou didst vow to me a vow, -- Now, rise, go forth out of this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.
31:14 Then responded Rachel and Leah, and said to him, -- Have we any longer a portion or an inheritance in the house of our father?
31:15 Are we not accounted, aliens, to him seeing that having sold us, he hath then gone on devouring, our silver?
31:16 Surely all the riches which God hath stripped off from our father, unto us, it belongeth, and unto our sons, -- Now, therefore, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.
31:17 So Jacob arose, -- and mounted his sons and his wives on the camels;
31:18 and drave away all his herds and all his goods which he had gathered, the gains he had gained, which he had gathered in Padan-aram; that he might go in unto Isaac his father unto the land of Canaan.
31:19 Now, Laban, had gone, to shear his sheep, -- so Rachel stole the household gods that belonged to her father,
31:20 Thus Jacob stole away unawares to Laban, the Syrian, -- in that he had not told him that he was about to flee.
31:21 So he fled, the -- and all that he had, and he arose, and passed over the River, -- and set his face towards the mountain of Gilead.
31:22 And it was told Laban, on the third day, -- that Jacob had fled.
31:23 So he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him a journey of seven days -- and overtook him in the mountain of Gilead.
31:24 And God went in unto Laban the Syrian in a dream of the night, -- and said to him Take heed to thyself that thou speak not with Jacob either good or bad.
31:25 So then Laban came up with Jacob, -- Jacob, having pitched his tent in the mountain, Laban, also, with his brethren pitched in the mountain of Gilead.
31:26 Then said Laban to Jacob, What hadst thou done, that thou shouldst steal away unawares to me, -- and shouldst carry off my daughters, as captives of the sword?
31:27 Wherefore didst thou secretly flee, and rob me, -- and didst not tell me, that I might send thee away with rejoicing and with songs, with timbrel and with lyre;
31:28 and didst not suffer me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now, hast thou done, foolishly.
31:29 It is in the power of my hand, to deal with thee for harm, -- but the God of your father, last night, spake unto me, saying, Take heed to thyself that thou speak not with Jacob, either good or bad.
31:30 But, now, though thou, didst even take thy journey, because thou, didst sorely long, for the house of thy father,, wherefore didst thou steal away my gods?
31:31 And Jacob answered and said unto Laban, -- Because I was afraid, for I said, Lest thou take by force thy daughters from me!
31:32 He with whom thou find thy gods, shall not live! Before our brethren, note thou for thyself what is with me and take what is thine. Neither did Jacob know that, Rachel, had stolen them.
31:33 Then entered Laban into the tent of Jacob and into the tent of Leah and into the tent of the two handmaids, and found nothing, -- then went he forth out of the tent of Leah, and entered into the tent of Rachel.
31:34 Now Rachel, had taken the household gods and put them in the basket-saddle of the camel, and taken her seat upon them. And Laban felt about throughout all the tent, and found them not.
31:35 And she said unto her father, Let it not be vexing in the eyes of my lord that I cannot rise up at thy presence, for, the way of women, is upon me. So he made search, but found not the household gods,
31:36 And it was vexing to Jacob and he contended with Laban, -- and Jacob responded and said to Laban, What was my trespass, what my sin, that thou shouldst have come burning after me?
31:37 Now that thou hast felt about among all my goods, what hast thou found of the goods of thine own house? Set it out here, right before my brethren and thy brethren, -- that they may give sentence betwixt us two.
31:38 This twenty years' time, have, I, been with thee -- Thy ewes and thy she-goats, have not cast their young, -- And the rams of thy flock, have I not eaten,
31:39 The torn, have I not brought in unto thee -- I bare the loss, At my hand, didst thou require it, -- Stolen by day, or stolen by night.
31:40 Thus have I been -- By day, drought hath consumed me, And, frost, by, night, -- So that my sleep fled away from mine eyes.
31:41 This, hath been my lot twenty years in thy house, -- I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, And six years for thy sheep -- And thou didst change my wages ten times: --
31:42 But that the God of my father -- The God of Abraham, and the Dread of Isaac -- Proved to he mine, Surely even now, empty, hadst thou let me go? My humiliation and the wearying toil of my hands, God had seen, And therefore gave sentence last night!
31:43 Then responded Laban and said unto Jacob -- the daughters, are my daughters, And the sons, are my sons, And the sheep are my sheep, And, all that, thou, beholdest, To me doth it belong! But to my daughters, what can I do to these this day, Or to their sons whom they have borne?
31:44 Now, therefore, come on! Let us solemnise a covenant, I and thou, -- So shall it be a witness betwixt me and thee.
31:45 So Jacob took a stone, -- and set it up as a pillar.
31:46 Then said Jacob to his brethren -- Gather stones. And they took stones and made a heap, -- and they did eat there, by the heap.
31:47 And Laban called it, Jegar-sahadutha, -- but, Jacob, called it, Galeed.
31:48 Then said Laban: This heap, be witness betwixt me, and thee, to-day. For this cause, is the name thereof called Galeed;
31:49 also, The Watch Tower, as to which it is said, Yahweh watch betwixt me and thee, when we are parted one from another.
31:50 If thou oppress my daughters, or if thou take wives besides my daughters, -- there may be no man with us -- see! God, be witness betwixt me, and thee!
31:51 And Laban said to Jacob -- Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have set betwixt me, and thee:
31:52 A witness, be this heap, and, a witness, the pillar, -- That, I, am not to pass, unto thee, over this heap, And, thou, art not to pass, unto me, over this heap and this pillar for harm.
31:53 The Gods of Abraham and the Gods of Nahor judge betwixt us -- the Gods of their fathers. And Jacob sware by the Dread of his father Isaac:
31:54 and Jacob offered sacrifice in the mountain, and called on his brethren to eat bread. So they did eat bread, and tarried the night in the mountain.
31:55 And Laban rose up early in the morning, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban went his way and returned to his place.
32:1 When, Jacob, had gone on his way, there met him, messengers of God.
32:2 And Jacob said, when he saw them, the camp of God, is this! So he called the name of that place, Mahanaim.
32:3 Then did Jacob send messengers before him unto Esau his brother, to the land of Seir, the field of Edom.
32:4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus, shall ye say to my lord to Esau, Thus, saith thy servant Jacob, With Laban, have I sojourned, and tarried until now:
32:5 And I have oxen and asses, flocks and men-servants, and maid-servants, So I must needs send to tell my lord, that I might find favour in thine eyes.
32:6 And the messengers returned unto Jacob, saying, -- We came in unto thy brother unto Esau, moreover also he is on his way to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.
32:7 Then was Jacob greatly afraid, and in distress. So he divided the people that were with him and the flocks and the herds and the camels into two camps,
32:8 And he said. Should Esau come upon the one camp, and smite it, yet shall the camp that is left escape.
32:9 And Jacob said, God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, -- Yahweh, who wast saying unto me, -- Return to thy land and to thy kindred that I may deal well with thee:
32:10 I am too small for all the lovingkindnesses and for all the faithfulness, which thou hast done unto thy servant, -- For with my staff, passed I over this Jordan, But, now, have I become two camps.
32:11 Deliver me I pray thee out of the hand of my brother out of the hand of Esau, for I, am afraid of him, lest he come in and smite mother as well as sons
32:12 But, thou thyself, saidst, -- I wilt deal well with thee. So will I make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which is not to be counted, for multitude.
32:13 And he tarried there that night, and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother:
32:14 She-goats, two hundred; And he-goats, twenty; Ewes, two hundred; And rams, twenty;
32:15 Milch camels, with their colts, thirty; Cows, forty; And bulls, ten; She-asses, twenty; And
32:16 And he gave them into the hand of his Servants, each drove by itself, and said unto his servants -- Pass over before me, and, a breathing-space, shall ye put betwixt drove and drove.
32:17 And be commanded the first one saying: When Esau my brother shall fall in with thee, and shall ask thee, saying Whose art thou? and whither wouldst thou go? and to whom belong these before thee?
32:18 then shalt thou say, To thy servant Jacob: It is, a present, sent to my lord, to Esau; And behold he himself also is behind us,
32:19 And he commanded the second also, and the third yea all that were going on behind the droves, saying, -- According to this word, shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.
32:20 Then shall ye say, Also, lo! thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said: I must pacify him with the present that goeth on before me. And, after that, will I see his face: Peradventure he will accept me.
32:21 So the present passed over before him, -- whereas he himself tarried that night in the camp.
32:22 And he arose in that night and took his two wives, and his two handmaids, and his eleven sons, -- and pressed over the ford of Jabbok.
32:23 So he took them, and sent them over the brook, -- and sent over that which he had.
32:24 And Jacob was left alone, -- and there wrestled a man with him, until the uprisings of the dawn.
32:25 And when he saw, that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh, -- and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was put out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
32:26 Then said he -- Let me go, for uprisen hath the dawn. And he said: I will not let thee go, except thou have blessed me
32:27 Then he said unto him -- What is thy name? And he said -- Jacob.
32:28 Then he said -- Not Jacob, shall thy name be called any more, but Israel, -- For thou hast contended with God and with men and hast prevailed.
32:29 Then asked Jacob and said, Do, I pray thee, tell me thy name! And he said -- Wherefore now, shouldest thou ask for my name? And he blessed him there,
32:30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel; For I saw God face to face; and my soul was delivered,
32:31 And the sun rose on him as soon as he had passed over Penuel, -- he, moreover was halting upon his thigh,
32:32 For this cause, the sons of Israel eat not of the nerve of the large hip-sinew, which is by the hollow of the thigh, until this day, -- because he touched the hollow of the thigh of Jacob, in the nerve of the hip-sinew.
33:1 Then Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and lo! Esau, coming in, -- and with him, four hundred men. So he divided the children -- unto Leah and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids;
33:2 and put the handmaids and their children first, -- and Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph next;
33:3 but he himself, passed over before them, and bowed himself to the earth seven times, until he had come near unto his brother.
33:4 Then ran Esau to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, -- and they wept.
33:5 Then lifted he up his eyes, and beheld the women and the children, and said What are these to thee? And he said -- The children wherewith God hath favoured thy servant,
33:6 Then came near the handmaids, they -- and their children, -- and bowed themselves.
33:7 Then came near Leah also with her children, -- and they bowed themselves. And afterwards, came near Joseph with Rachel, and they bowed themselves,
33:8 Then said he, What to thee is all this camp, which I have fallen in with? And he said, -- To find favour in the eyes of my lord.
33:9 Then said Esau, I have an abundance, -- my brother, be thine what thou hast!
33:10 Then said Jacob, Nay, I pray thee, if, I pray thee, have found favour in thine eyes, then thou wilt take my present at my hand, -- For on this account, hath my seeing thy face been like seeing the face of God in that thou wast well-pleased with me.
33:11 Take, I pray thee my blessing which hath been brought in to thee, because God hath shewed me favour and because I have everything. So he was urgent with him and he took it.
33:12 Then he said, Let us break up and go, and let me go on before thee.
33:13 And he said unto him, My lord, is taking note, that, the children are tender, -- and the flocks and the herds are giving suck with me, -- and, should I overdrive them a single day, then would all the flocks die.
33:14 Let my lord, I pray thee pass over before his servant, and let, me, lead on in my own easy way, at the pace of the cattle that are before me, and at the pace of the children, until that I come in unto my lord, towards Seir.
33:15 Then said Esau: Let me leave, I pray thee, along with thee, some of the people who are with me! And he said -- Why so? let me find favour in the eyes of my lord!
33:16 So Esau returned, that day, to his journey towards Mount Seir.
33:17 But, Jacob, brake up towards Succoth, and built for himself a house, for his cattle, made he places of shelter, for which cause, the name of the place was called, Succoth.
33:18 And Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, -- when he came in from Padan-aram, -- and he encamped before the city.
33:19 And he bought the portion of the field where he had spread out his tent, at the hand of the sons of Hamor, father of Shechem, -- for a hundred kesitahs.
33:20 And he set up there an altar, -- and called it, El-elohe-Israel.
34:1 Then went forth Dinah, the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, -- to see the daughters of the land.
34:2 And Shechem, son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the lend, saw her, -- so he took her, and lay with her, and humbled her.
34:3 And his soul clave unto Dinah, daughter of Jacob, -- and he loved the young woman, and spake to the heart of the young woman.
34:4 Then spake Shechem unto Hamor his father, saying, -- Take me this girl to wife!
34:5 Now, Jacob, had heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter, but, his sons, happened to be with his cattle in the field, -- so Jacob kept quiet until they came in.
34:6 Then came forth Hamor, father of Shechem, unto Jacob, -- to speak with him.
34:7 Now the sons of Jacob came in from the field as soon as they heard, and the men were grieved, and it was vexing to them exceedingly, -- for, a disgraceful deed, had he done with Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter, seeing that so, it should not be done.
34:8 So then Hamor spake with them saying -- As for Shechem my son, his soul hath be-come attached to your daughter, -- I pray you give her to him, to wife.
34:9 And exchange ye daughters with us in marriage, -- your daughters, shall ye give to us, and our daughters, shall ye take to you.
34:10 And with us, stroll ye dwell, -- and, the land, shall be before you, tarry, and go through it, and get possessions therein.
34:11 Then said Shechem unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find favour in your eyes, -- and, whatsoever ye may say unto me, will I give:
34:12 Heap on me, exceedingly, dowry and gift, and I will give, just as ye may say unto me, -- but give me the young woman, to wife.
34:13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and spake (because he had defiled Dinah their sister) --
34:14 and said unto them -- We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to a man that is uncircumcised, -- for a reproach, it would be to us.
34:15 Only herein, can we consent to you, -- If ye will become like us, by circumcising to you every male,
34:16 then will we give our daughters to you, and your daughters, will we take to us, -- and we will dwell with you, and become one people.
34:17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised, then will we take our daughter and be gone.
34:18 And their words looked fair in the eyes of Hamor, -- and in the eyes of Shechem, Hamor's son;
34:19 and the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter, -- he, moreover being more honourable than all the house of his father.
34:20 So Hamor entered with Shechem his son into the gate of their city, -- and they spake unto the men of their city, saying:
34:21 As for these men, in peace, they are with us -- let them therefore dwell in the land and go through it, for, the land, lo! it is roomy on both hands before them, -- their daughters, let us take to us for wives, and our daughters, let us give to them.
34:22 Only herein, will the men consent to us, to dwell with us, to become one people, -- If we circumcise to us every male, even as they are circumcised.
34:23 Their herds and their substance, and all their beasts, shall they, not be, ours? Only, we must consent to them, that they may dwell with us.
34:24 And they hearkened unto Hamor, and unto Shechem his son, even all that were going forth out of the gate of his city, -- and every male was circumcised, all that were going forth out of the gate of his city.
34:25 And it came to pass on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of the sons of Jacob Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took each man his sword, and came in upon the city, boldly, -- and slew every, male;
34:26 Hamor also, and Shechem his son, slew they with the edge of the sword, -- and took Dinah out of the house of Shechem, and came forth,
34:27 The sons of Jacob, came in upon the slain and plundered the city, -- because they had defiled their sister:
34:28 their flocks, and their herds and their asses, -- and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field, they took;
34:29 and all their wealth and all their little ones, and their women, took they captive, and seized as plunder, -- even all that was in their houses.
34:30 Then said Jacob unto Simeon and unto Levi -- Ye have troubled me by making me odious among them that dwell in the land, among the Canaanites, and among the Perizzites, -- I, having only men that may be counted, they will gather themselves, together against me and smite me, -- and I shall be destroyed both I and my house.
34:31 And they said, -- As with a harlot, was he to deal with our sister.
35:1 Then said God unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there, -- and make there an altar, to the GOD who appeared unto thee, when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
35:2 And Jacob said unto his house, and unto all who were with him, -- Put away the gods of the alien which are in your midst, and purify yourselves, and change your garments;
35:3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el, -- that I may make there an altar to the GOD who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way that I went.
35:4 So they gave unto Jacob all the gods of the alien which were in their hand, and the earrings which were in their ears, -- and Jacob hid them under the oak, which was by Shechem.
35:5 And they brake up, -- and it came to pass that the terror of God, was on the cities which were round about them, so that they pursued not after the sons of Jacob.
35:6 And Jacob came in towards Luz, which was in the land of Canaan, the same, is Beth-el, -- he and all the people who were with him.
35:7 And he built there an altar, and called the place El-Beth-el, -- because, there, God revealed himself unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother,
35:8 And Deborah, Rebekah's nurse died, and was buried below Beth-el, under the oak, -- so the name thereof was called, Allon-bacuth.
35:9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came in from Padan-aram, -- and blessed him.
35:10 And God said to him, Thy name, is Jacob, -- Thy name shall no longer he called Jacob But, Israel, shall be thy name. So he called his name, Israel.
35:11 And God said to him -- I, am GOD Almighty! Be fruitful and multiply, A nation, and a multitude of nations shall spring from thee, -- And, kings, from thy loins, shall come forth;
35:12 And, the land which I gave to Abraham and to Isaac, To thee, will I give it, -- And to thy seed after thee, will I give the land.
35:13 And God went up from him at the place where he had spoken with him.
35:14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he had spoken with him, a pillar of stone, -- and he poured out thereon a drink-offering, and poured thereon oil.
35:15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God had spoken with him, Beth-el.
35:16 Then brake they up from Beth-el, and it came to pass when there was yet a stretch of country, to enter into Ephrath, that Rachel was in childbirth, and had hard-labour in her child-birth.
35:17 So it came to pass when she was in hard-labour in her child-birth, that the midwife said to her -- Do not fear, for this also of thine, is, a son.
35:18 And it came to pass when her soul was going forth -- for she died, that she called his name Ben-oni, -- but, his father, called him, Ben-jamin.
35:19 So Rachel died, -- and was buried on the way to Ephrath, the same, is Bethlehem.
35:20 And Jacob set up a pillar, over her grave, -- the same, is -- The Pillar of the Grave of Rachel until this day.
35:21 Then Israel brake up, -- and spread his tent at a distance from Migdal Eder.
35:22 And it came to pass while Israel inhabited that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine; and Israel heard of it. And so the Sons of Israel came to be Twelve.
35:23 The sons of Leah, the firstborn of Jacob, Reuben, -- And Simeon and Levi and Judah, and Issachar and Zebulon:
35:24 The sons of Rachel, Joseph and Benjamin:
35:25 And the sons of Bilhah, handmaid of Rachel, Dan, and Naphtali:
35:26 And the sons of Zilpah, handmaid of Leah, Gad and Asher: These, are the sons of Jacob, who were born to him, in Padan-aram.
35:27 Then came Jacob unto Isaac his father, to Mature, the city of Arba, -- the same, is Hebron, where had sojourned Abraham and Isaac.
35:28 And the days of Isaac came to be -- n hundred and eighty years.
35:29 And Isaac breathed his last, and died and was added unto his people, old, and satisfied with days, -- and Esau and Jacob his sons buried him.
36:1 Now these, are the generations of Esau the same, is Edom.
36:2 Esau, took his wives of the daughters of Canaan, -- Even Adah, daughter of Elon, the Hittite, And Oholibamah daughter of Anah, son of Zibeon, the Hivite;
36:3 And Basemath daughter of Ishmael sister of Nebaioth.
36:4 So Adah bare to Esau, Eliphaz, and, Basemath, bare Reuel;
36:5 and Oholibamah, bare Jeush and Jalam and Korah. These, are the sons of Esau, who were born to him in the land of Canaan.
36:6 Then took Esau his wives, and his sons, and his daughters and all the souls of his house, and his herds and all his beasts, and all his possessions whatsoever he had gathered in the land of Canaan, -- and went into a land, away from the face of Jacob his brother,
36:7 For their substance had become too great for them to dwell together, -- neither could the land of their sojournings sustain them, because of their herds,
36:8 So Esau dwelt in Mount Seir, Esau, is Edom.
36:9 And, these, are the generations of Esau father of Edom, -- in Mount Seir.
36:10 These, are the name of the sons of Esau, -- Eliphaz son of Adah wife of Esau, Reuel son of Basemath wife of Esau.
36:11 Then came the sons of Eliphaz to be, -- Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.
36:12 Now, Timna, became the concubine of Eliphaz son of Esau, and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek. These, are the sons of Adah, wife of Esau.
36:13 And, these, are the sons of Reuel, Nahath and Zerah Shammah and Mizzah, -- These were the sons of Basemath wife of Esau.
36:14 And, these, were the sons of Oholibamah daughter of Anah, son of Zibeon, wife of -- Esau, -- she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah.
36:15 These, are the chiefs of the sons of Esau: -- The sons of Eliphaz, firstborn of Esau, -- Chief Teman, chief Omar, chief Zepho, chief Kenaz,
36:16 chief Korah, chief Gatam, chief Amalek. These are the chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Edom, these, the sons of Adah.
36:17 And these, are the sons of Reuel, son of Esau -- Chief Nahath, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, chief Mizzah, -- These are the chiefs of Reuel, in the land of Edom, these, the sons of Basemath wife of Esau.
36:18 And these, are the sons of Oholibamah wife of Esau, Chief Jeush chief Jalam, chief Korah, -- These are the chiefs of Oholibamah daughter of Anah wife of Esau.
36:19 These, are the sons of Esau, and, these, their chiefs -- the same, is Edom.
36:20 These, are the sons of Seir, the Horite, who were dwelling in the land, -- Lotan and Shobal and Zibeon and Anah;
36:21 and Dishon and Ezer and Dishan, -- These, are the chiefs of the Horites the sons of Seir, in the land of Edom.
36:22 Then came the sons of Lotan to be, Hori and Hemam, -- And, the sister of Lotan was Timna.
36:23 And, these, are the sons of Shobal, Alvan and Manahath, and Ebal, -- Shepho, and Onam.
36:24 And, these, are the sons of Zibeon: Both Aiah and Anah, -- The same, is the Anah that found the warm springs in the desert, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.
36:25 And these are the sons of Anah Dishon, -- and Oholibamah, is daughter of Anah.
36:26 And, these, are the sons of Dishon, -- Hemdan and Eshban, and Ithran and Cheran.
36:27 These, are the sons of Ezer, -- Bilhan and Zaavan, and Akan.
36:28 These, are the sons of Dishan, -- Uz and Aran.
36:29 These, are the chiefs of the Horites, -- Chief Lotan, chief Shobal, chief Zibeon, chief Anah;
36:30 chief Dishon, chief Ezer, chief Dishan. These, are the chiefs of the Horites, after their chiefs in the land of Seir.
36:31 And, these, are the kings, who reigned in the land of Edom, -- before there reigned a king of the sons of Israel:
36:32 There reigned in Edom, Bela, son of Beor, -- and the name of his city, was Dinhabah.
36:33 Then died Bela, -- and there reigned in his stead, Jobab son of Zerah, from Bozrah.
36:34 Then died Jobab, -- and there reigned in his stead, Husham, from the land of the Temanites.
36:35 Then died Husham, -- and there reigned in his stead, Hadad, son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field of Moab, and, the name of his city, was Avith.
36:36 Then died Hadad, -- and there reigned in his stead, Samlah from Masrekah.
36:37 Then died Samlah, -- and there reigned in his stead, Shaul, from Rohoboth of the River.
36:38 Then died Shaul, -- and there reigned in his stead, Baal-hanan, son of Achbor.
36:39 Then died Baal-hanan son of Achbor, and there reigned in his stead Hadar, and the name of his city, was Pau, -- and, the name of his wife, Mehetabel, daughter of Matred, daughter of Me-zahab.
36:40 These then are the names of the chiefs of Esau after their families, after their places by their names, -- Chief Timnah, chief Alvah chief Jetheth;
36:41 chief Oholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon;
36:42 chief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar;
36:43 chief Magdiel, chief Iram. These, are the chiefs of Edom -- after their dwellings in the land of their possession, the same, is Esau, father of Edom.
37:1 So Jacob dwelt in the land of the sojournings of his father, -- in the land of Canaan.
37:2 These, are the generations of Jacob -- Joseph, when seventeen years old, was shepherding with his brethren among the flocks, and, he, being a youth, was with the sons of Bilhah and with the sons of Zilpah wives of his father, -- so then Joseph brought in the talk about them -- something bad, unto their father.
37:3 Now, Israel, loved Joseph more than any of his sons, because he was to him, the son of his old age, and he had made him, a long tunic.
37:4 So his brethren saw that their father loved him, more than any of his brethren, and they hated him, and could not bid him prosper,
37:5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and told it to his brethren, and they went on yet more to hate him.
37:6 And he said unto them, Hear ye I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
37:7 Lo! then, we, were binding sheaves in the midst of the field, when lo my sheaf rose up, yea and took its stand, -- and lo! round about came your sheaves, and bowed themselves down to my sheaf.
37:8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou, reign, over us, shalt thou, have dominion over us? So they went on yet more to hate him, because of his dreams and because of his words.
37:9 Then dreamed he, yet another, dream, and related it to his brethren, and said: -- Lo! I have dreamed a dream, yet again, Lo! then, the sun and the moon, and eleven stars, were bowing themselves down to me.
37:10 So he related it unto his father, and unto his brethren, -- and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream which thou hast dreamed? Shall we, indeed come in, I, and thy mother and thy brethren, to bow our-selves down to thee to the earth?
37:11 Then were his brethren jealous of him, but his father, marked the word.
37:12 Now his brethren went their way, -- to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
37:13 So Israel said unto Joseph Are not, thy brethren, feeding the flock in Shechem? Come on! and let me send thee unto them. And he said to him Behold me!
37:14 So he said to him -- Go, I pray thee, look after the welfare of thy brethren, and the welfare of the flock, and bring me back word. And he sent him from the vale of Hebron, and he came in towards Shechem.
37:15 And a man found him, and to! he was wandering about in the field, so the man asked him saying -- What seekest thou?
37:16 And he said, My brethren, am, I, seeking, -- do tell me, I pray thee, where they are feeding their flock.
37:17 And the man said, They have broken up from hence, for I heard them saying Let us go our way towards Dothan. So Joseph went after his brethren, and found them, in Dothan.
37:18 And they saw him afar off, -- and, ere yet he drew near unto them, they conspired against him, to put him to death.
37:19 And they said each man unto his brother, Lo! that master of dreams yonder, coming in!
37:20 Now, therefore, come! let us slay him and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say A cruel beast, hath devoured him, -- And let us see what will become of his dreams.
37:21 And Reuben heard it, and rescued him out of their hand, and said Let us not smite him, so as to take his life!
37:22 And Reuben said unto them Do not shed blood! Cast him into this pit, which is in the wilderness, but put not forth, a hand, against him! that he might rescue him out of their hand, to restore him unto his father.
37:23 So it came to pass, when Joseph had come in unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph of his tunic, the long tunic which was upon him,
37:24 and took him, and cast him into the pit, but the pit, was empty, there was in it no water.
37:25 And when they had sat down to eat bread, they lifted up their eyes and looked, and lo! a caravan of Ishmaelites, coming in from Gilead, -- and, their camels, were bearing tragacanth gum, and balsam and cistus-gum, they were going their way, to take them down to Egypt.
37:26 So Judah said unto his brethren, -- What profit that we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?
37:27 Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites; but let not, out own hand, be upon him, for our own brother, our own flesh, is he And his brethren hearkened.
37:28 And there passed by certain Midianites travelling merchants, so they drew forth and uplifted Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites, for twenty pieces of silver, -- and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
37:29 And Reuben returned unto the pit, and lo Joseph was not in the pit, so he rent his clothes;
37:30 and returned unto his brethren, and said, -- The, lad, is not! And, I, oh where can I, go?
37:31 And they took Joseph's tunic, -- and slaughtered a buck of the goats, and dipped the tunic in the blood;
37:32 and sent the long tunic and brought it in unto their father, and said This, have we found! Examine, we pray thee, whether it is the tunic of thy son, or not!
37:33 So he examined it, and said -- The tunic of my son! A cruel beast hath devoured him, -- torn in pieces -- torn in pieces, is Joseph!
37:34 And Jacob rent his garments, and put sackcloth upon his loins, -- and mourned over his son many days.
37:35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to console him but he refused to be consoled, and said -- Surely I will go down unto my son mourning to hades! And his father wept for him.
37:36 Now, the Midianites, sold him into Egypt, -- to Potiphar courtier of Pharaoh, chief of the royal executioners.
38:1 And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down away from his brethren, -- and turned aside unto a certain Adullamite, whose, name, was Hirah.
38:2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose, name, was Shua, -- and he took her, and went in unto her;
38:3 and she conceived and bare a son, -- and he called his name Er.
38:4 And she conceived again and bare a son, -- and she called his name Chart.
38:5 And she, yet again, bare a son, and called his name Shelah, -- and she, was at Chezib, when she bare him.
38:6 And Judah took a wife, for Er his firstborn, -- and, her name, was Tamar.
38:7 And it came to pass that Er, Judah's firstborn was displeasing in the eyes of Yahweh, -- so Yahweh put him to death,
38:8 Then said Judah to Onan, Go in unto thy brothers wife, and fulfil the duty of a brother-in-law unto her, -- and raise up seed, to thy brother.
38:9 And Onan knew that the seed would not be his, -- and so although he did go in unto his brothers wife, yet made he waste upon the ground, so as not to give seed to his brother.
38:10 And it was displeasing, in the eyes of Yahweh what he had done, -- so he put, him also, to death,
38:11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter-in-law -- Remain a widow in the house of thy father until Shelah my son grow up. For he said, Lest, he also, die, like his brethren. So Tamar went her way, and remained in the house of her father.
38:12 And when the days were multiplied, then died Shua's daughter, Judah's wife, -- and Judah consoled himself and went up unto his sheep shearers, he and Hirah his friend the Adullamite, towards Timnah.
38:13 And it was told Tamar saying, -- Lo! thy father-in-law is going up towards Timnah, to the shearing of his sheep.
38:14 So she put off from her the garments of her widowhood and covered herself with a veil and wrapped herself up, and sat down in the entrance of, Enaim, which is by the way towards Timnah, -- for she saw that Shelah had grown up, and she, had not been given him to wife.
38:15 And Judah, seeing her, reckoned her to be an unchaste woman, -- for she had covered her face.
38:16 So he turned aside unto her. by the way, and said Grant it! I pray thee, let me come in unto thee! For he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said, What wilt thou give me, if thou shouldst come in unto me?
38:17 And he said, I, will send a kid of the goats from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give a pledge until thou send it?
38:18 And he said -- What is the pledge that I shall give thee? And She said -- Thy signet-ring, and thy guard, and thy staff that is in thy hand. So he gave them to her and came in unto her and she conceived by him.
38:19 Then she arose and went her way, and put off her veil from her, -- and put on the garments of her widowhood.
38:20 And Judah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge at the hand of the woman, -- but he found her not.
38:21 So he asked the men of her place saying. Where is the devotee, she that was in Enaim, by the way? And they said, -- Then hath been here no devotee.
38:22 Then returned he unto Judah, and said -- I found her not, -- moreover also, the men of the place said, There hath been here no devotee..
38:23 And Judah said: Thou must take it to her, lest we become a contempt, -- lo! I sent this kid, and, thou, hast not found her.
38:24 And it came to pass that about three months after, it was told Judah, saying -- Tamar thy daughter-in-law hath been guilty of unchastity, moreover also lo! she hath conceived by unchastity. Then said Judah, Bring her forth and let her be burnt.
38:25 When, she, was about to be brought forth, then, she herself, sent unto her father-in-law saying, By the man to whom these belong, have I, conceived! And she said -- Examine, I pray thee, to whom belong the signet-ring, and the guard, and the staff -- these!
38:26 So Judah examined them and said -- More righteous than I! forasmuch, as I had not given her to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.
38:27 And, it came to pass at the time of her travail, that lo! twins, were in her womb.
38:28 And it came to pass when she was in travail, that one put forth a hand, -- so the midwife took and bound upon his hand a crimson thread, saying -- This came first!
38:29 And so it was that, no sooner had he withdrawn his hand, than lo! his brother had come. And she said, Wherefore hast thou made for thyself a breach? So his name was called Perez.
38:30 And afterwards, came his brother, on whose hand was the crimson thread, -- so his name was called, Zerah.
39:1 Now, Joseph, was taken down to Egypt, -- and Potiphar, courtier of Pharaoh, chief of the royal executioners, an Egyptian bought him, at the hand of the Ishmaelites, who had brought him down thither.
39:2 And it came to pass that Yahweh, was with Joseph, so that he became a prosperous man, -- and was in the house of his lord the Egyptian.
39:3 And his lord saw, that, Yahweh, was with him -- and that whatsoever, he was doing, Yahweh, was causing to prosper in his hand.
39:4 So Joseph found favour in his eyes and waited upon him, -- and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had, gave he into his hand.
39:5 And it came to pass from the time that he made him overseer in his house and over all that he had, that Yahweh blessed the house of the Egyptian, for Joseph's sake, -- yea it came to pass, that the blessing of Yahweh, was with all that he had, in the house and in the field;
39:6 so that he left all that he had in the hand of Joseph, and took note with him of nothing, save only the bread which, he himself, was eating. And so it was that Joseph was comely in form and comely in countenance.
39:7 And it came to pass after these things, that his lord's wife lifted up her eyes unto Joseph, -- and she said -- Come! lie with me.
39:8 And he refused and said unto his lord's wife, Lo! my lord, taketh no note with me as to what is in the house, -- but, all that pertaineth to him, hath he delivered into my hand:
39:9 There is no one greater in this house than I, neither hath he withheld from me anything, save only thyself in that thou, art his wife, -- how, then could I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
39:10 And it came to pass, that although she Spake unto Joseph day after day, yet hearkened he not unto her to lie beside her to be with her.
39:11 And it came to pass, when, on a certain day, he went into the house to attend to his business, -- and there was no man of the household, there in the house,
39:12 that she caught him by his garment, saying -- Come! lie with me. Then left he his garment in her hand, and fled and gut forth outside,
39:13 And it came to pass when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, -- and fled forth outside,
39:14 that she cried out to the men of her house and spake to them, saying, Look ye! he hath brought in to us a Hebrew man to insult us, -- He came in unto me, to lie with me, so I cried out with a loud voice.
39:15 And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted high my voice, and cried out, then left he his garment beside me, and fled and gut forth outside.
39:16 So she laid by his garment beside her, -- until his lord should come into his house,
39:17 Then spake she unto him, according to these words, saying, -- He hath been in unto me -- the Hebrew servant whom thou didst bring in to us -- to insult me.
39:18 And it came to pass when I lifted high my voice and cried out, then left he his garment beside me, and fled outside.
39:19 And it came to pass, when his lord heard the words of his wife which she spake unto him saying, According to these words, hath thy servant done to me, Then was kindled his anger.
39:20 So Joseph's lord took him and delivered him up to the prison,: the place where, the prisoners of the king, were imprisoned, -- so he was there, in the prison.
39:21 And it came to pass that, Yahweh, was with Joseph, and extended unto him lovingkindness, -- and gave him his favour in the eyes of the chief of the prison.
39:22 So the chief of the prison delivered up, into Joseph's hand all the prisoners who were in the prison, -- and of all that was doing them, he, was the doer.
39:23 After nothing, was the chief of the prison looking, of whatever was in his hand, -- in that Yahweh, was with him, and whatsoever, he was doing, Yahweh, was causing to prosper.
40:1 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt, and the baker, had sinned against their lord the king of Egypt.
40:2 Then fell the wroth of Pharaoh upon his two courtiers, upon the chief of the butlers, and upon the chief of the bakers;
40:3 so he delivered them up into the ward of the house of the chief of the royal executioners, into the prison, -- the place where Joseph was imprisoned.
40:4 And the chief of the royal executioners charged Joseph with them and he waited upon them, and they were some days in ward.
40:5 And they dreamed a dream they two, each man, his dream in one night, each man, according to the interpretation of his dream, -- the butler and the baker who belonged to the king of Egypt, who were imprisoned in the prison.
40:6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, -- and looked at them, and lo! they were sad.
40:7 So he asked Pharaoh's courtiers who were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Why are your faces troubled to-day!
40:8 And they said unto him, A dream, have we dreamed, but there is none, to interpret, it. Then said Joseph unto them -- Is it not unto God, that interpretations belong? Relate it. I pray you, to me.
40:9 And the chief of the butlers related his dream to Joseph, -- and said to him, In my dream, then lo! a vine, before me;
40:10 and, in the vine, three shoots, -- and the same at sprouting time, had shot up her blossom, and her clusters had brought to perfection ripe grapes.
40:11 Now, the cup of Pharaoh, being in my hand, I took the ripe grapes and pressed them out into the cup of Pharaoh, and set the cup upon Pharaohs palm.
40:12 And Joseph said to him, This, is the interpretation thereof, -- The three shoots are three days:
40:13 In three days more, will Pharaoh lift up thy head, and restore thee to thine office, and thou shalt set the cup of Pharaoh in his hand, according to the former custom when thou wast his butler.
40:14 But if thou remember how I was with thee when it shall go well with thee, then wilt thou I pray thee do me a lovingkindness, -- and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me forth out of this house;
40:15 For I was, stolen, out of the land of the Hebrews, -- and, even here, had I done nothing, that they should have put me in the dungeon,
40:16 Then the chief of the bakers, seeing that he had well interpreted, said unto Joseph, I, too, was in my dream, when lo! three wicker baskets of fine bread were on my head;
40:17 and, in the uppermost basket, was some of every kind of food for Pharaoh that a baker could make, -- but, the birds, kept eating them out of the basket from off my head.
40:18 And Joseph responded and said, This, is the interpretation thereof, The three baskets, are, three days:
40:19 In three days more, will Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and hang thee upon a tree, and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
40:20 And it came to pass on the third day the birthday of Pharaoh, that he made a banquet for all his servants, and uplifted the head of the chief of the butlers and the head of the chief of the bakers in the midst of his servants;
40:21 and restored the chief of the butlers to his butlership, so that he set the cup upon the palm of Pharaoh;
40:22 but, the chief of the bakers, he hanged, -- as, Joseph, had interpreted unto them.
40:23 Yet the chief of the butlers made no mention of Joseph but did forget him.
41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two years of days, that, Pharaoh, was dreaming, when lo! he was standing by the river (Nile);
41:2 and lo! from the river, were coming up seven heifers, comely in appearance and fat in flesh, -- and they fed among the rushes.
41:3 And lo! seven heifers more coming up after them out of the river, uncomely in appearance and lean in flesh, -- and they came and stood beside the heifers, by the lip of the river.
41:4 Then did the heifers that were uncomely in appearance, and lean in flesh, eat up, the seven heifers that were comely in appearance and fat. So Pharaoh awoke.
41:5 And he fell asleep, and dreamed a second time, when lo! seven ears, coming up on one stalk fat and good;
41:6 and lo! seven ears, lean and shrivelled by an east wind, coming up after them.
41:7 Then did the lean ears swallow up the seven fat and full ears. So Pharaoh awoke and lo! it was a dream.
41:8 And it came to pass in the morning, that his spirit became restless, so he sent and called for all the sacred scribes of Egypt and all her wise men, -- and Pharaoh related to them his dreams, a but there was no one that could interpret them. to Pharaoh.
41:9 Then spake the chief of the butlers with Pharaoh saying, My faults, would mention this day.
41:10 Pharaoh, was wroth with his servants, -- and put them in the ward of the house of the chief of the royal executioners, me, and the chief of the bakers.
41:11 Then must we needs dream, a dream in one night, I and he, -- each man, according to the interpretation of his dream, did we dream.
41:12 And, there with us, was a young man, a Hebrew servant to the chief of the royal executioners, and we related to him, and he interpreted to us our dreams, -- to each man -- according to his dream, did he interpret,
41:13 And it came to pass as he interpreted to us, so, it happened, -- me, he restored to mine office but him, he hanged.
41:14 Then sent Pharaoh and summoned Joseph, and they hastened him out of the dungeon, -- so he shaved himself and changed his garments, and came in unto Pharaoh.
41:15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, A dream, have I dreamed, but none can interpreted it, -- but, I, have heard say concerning thee, that on hearing a dream, thou canst interpret it.
41:16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh saying, Not to me, doth it pertain! May, God grant in answer, the prosperity of Pharaoh!
41:17 Then spake Pharaoh unto Joseph, -- In my dream, there was I, standing on the lip of the river;
41:18 When lo! out of the river, were coming up seven heifers, fat in flesh and comely in form, -- and they fed among the rushes.
41:19 And lo! seven other heifers, coming up after them, poor and very uncomely in form and lean in flesh, -- I had never seen such in all the land of Egypt, for uncomeliness.
41:20 Then did the lean and uncomely heifers eat up the first seven fat heifers;
41:21 and they passed into their stomach yet could it not be known that they had passed into them, their appearance, being uncomely, as at the beginning. So I awoke.
41:22 Then looked I in my dream, -- And lo! seven ears, coming up on one stalk, full and good;
41:23 And lo! seven ears, withered lean shrivelled by an east wind growing up after them.
41:24 Then did the lean ears swallow up, the seven good ears. So I told [these things] unto the sacred scribes, but there was none that could explain [them] to me.
41:25 Then said Joseph unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh, is, one. What God is about to do hath he announced to Pharaoh.
41:26 The seven good heifers, are, seven years, and, the seven good ears are, seven years, -- the dream, is, one.
41:27 And the seven lean and uncomely heifers that were coming up after them, are seven years, and the seven lean ears, shrivelled by an east wind, will turn out to be -- seven years of famine.
41:28 The very word that I spake unto Pharaoh, what, God, is about to do, hath he showed unto Pharaoh.
41:29 Lo! seven years, coming in, -- of great plenty, in all the land of Egypt.
41:30 Then shall arise seven years of famine, after them, so shall be forgotten all the plenty in the land of Egypt, -- and the famine shall consume the land;
41:31 neither shall the plenty in the land be discernible, because of that famine coming after, -- for it shall be livery severe.
41:32 And for that there was a repeating of the dream unto Pharaoh, twice, it is because the thing, is established, from God, and God is hastening to do it.
41:33 Now, therefore, let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, -- and set him over the land of Egypt.
41:34 Let Pharaoh do this, that he may appoint overseers over the land, -- so shall he take up a fifth of the land of Egypt, during the seven years of plenty.
41:35 And let them gather up all the food of these seven good years that are coming in, -- and let them heap up corn under the hand of Pharaoh as food in cities so shall they keep it.
41:36 So shall the food become a store for the land, for the seven years of famine which shall come about in the land of Egypt, -- and the land shall not be cut off in the famine.
41:37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, -- and in the eyes of all his servants;
41:38 and Pharaoh said unto his servants, -- Can we find such a one, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?
41:39 So Pharaoh said unto Joseph, After God hath made known unto thee all this, there is no one discreet and wise like thee.
41:40 Thou, shalt be over my house, and on thy mouth, shall all my people kiss, -- only as to the throne, will I be greater than thou.
41:41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, -- See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.
41:42 So Pharaoh took his ring from off his hands and put it upon Joseph's hand, -- and clothed him in garments of fine linen, and put the chain of gold upon his neck;
41:43 and made him ride in the second chariot which belonged to him, and they cried out before him. Bow the knee! thus setting him over all the land of Egypt.
41:44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph. I, am Pharaoh, Without thee, therefore shah no man raise his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt.
41:45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphenath-paneah, and gave him Asenath daughter of Poti-phera priest of On, to wife, -- and Joseph went forth over the land of Egypt.
41:46 Now, Joseph, was thirty years old, when he took his station, before Pharaoh king of Egypt. So Joseph went forth from before Pharaoh, and passed along through all the land of Egypt.
41:47 And the land produced, in the seven years of plenty, by handfuls,
41:48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven years in which there was plenty in the land of Egypt, and laid up food in cities -- the food of the fields of the city. which were round about it, laid he up within it.
41:49 Thus did Joseph heap up corn like the sand of the sea making it exceeding abundant, -- until one hath left off reckoning, because it cannot be reckoned.
41:50 Now to Joseph, were born two sons, ere yet came in the year of famine, -- whom Asenath daughter of Poti-phera priest of On, bare to him.
41:51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh, -- For God hath made me forget all my trouble, and all the house of my father.
41:52 And, the name of the second, called he Ephraim, For God hath made me fruitful in the land of my humiliation.
41:53 Then came to an end the seven years of the plenty, -- which was in the land of Egypt;
41:54 and the seven years of famine began to come in, according as Joseph had said, -- and it came to pass that there was a famine in all the lands, but in all the land of Egypt, there was bread.
41:55 Yet was famine felt in all the land of Egypt, and the people made outcry; unto Pharaoh for bread, -- and Pharaoh said to all Egypt, -- Go ye unto Joseph, that which he saith to you, shall ye do.
41:56 Now, the famine, was over all the face of the land, -- so Joseph opened all [places] wherein it was and sold corn to the Egyptians, and the famine laid fast hold of the land of Egypt.
41:57 All the earth also, came in to Egypt to buy corn, unto Joseph, -- because the famine had laid fast hold on an the earth.
42:1 Then saw Jacob that there was corn in Egypt, -- and Jacob said to his sons, Wherefore look ye one at another?
42:2 And he said, Lo I have heard that there is corn in Egypt, -- Go down thither and buy corn for us from thence, that we may live and not die.
42:3 So Joseph's ten brethren went down, -- to buy corn from the Egyptians;
42:4 but, Benjamin, Joseph's own brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren, -- for he said, Lest there befall him any mischief.
42:5 Thus came in the sons of Israel, to buy corn in the midst of them that came -- for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
42:6 Now, Joseph -- he, it was, that was in power over the land, he, it was that was selling corn to all the people of the land, -- so Joseph's brethren came in, and bowed themselves down to him, with their faces to the earth.
42:7 And Joseph beheld his brethren and recognised them, -- and made himself a stranger unto them and spake with them harsh things and said unto them -- Whence have ye come in? And they said, From the land of Canaan, to buy food.
42:8 And Joseph recognised his brethren, -- whereas they, recognised him not.
42:9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he had dreamed regarding them, -- so he said unto them -- Spies, are, ye! to see the nakedness of the land, have ye come in!
42:10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, -- but, thy servants, are come to buy food.
42:11 All of us, are, sons of one man, -- honest men, are we: thy servants are not, spies.
42:12 And he said unto him, -- Nay! but, the nakedness of the land, are ye come in to see.
42:13 And they said: We, thy twelve servants, are, brethren, sons of one man in the and of Canaan, -- and lo! the youngest: is with our father this day, and, the one, is not!
42:14 And Joseph said unto them, -- The very thing, that I spake unto you, saying -- Spies, are, ye.
42:15 Hereby, shall ye be proved, -- By the life of Pharaoh, ye shall not go forth from hence, save only by the coming in of your youngest brother hither.
42:16 Send -- from among you -- one that he may fetch your brother, but be, ye, held as prisoners, that your words may be proved whether, truth, is with you, -- and, if not, by the life of Pharaoh, surely, spies, ye are.
42:17 So he drew them all together into ward, for three days.
42:18 And Joseph said unto them on the third day, This, do and live, -- God himself, do, I, revere.
42:19 If ye, are, honest men, one brother of you shall be kept as a prisoner in your house of ward, -- but, ye, go, take in corn for the famine of your houses;
42:20 and your youngest brother, shall ye bring in unto me, that your words may be confirmed, and ye die not. And they did so.
42:21 And they said each man unto his brother -- Verily guilty, we are, respecting our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul when he appealed unto us for favour and we hearkened not, -- therefore, hath come in unto us this distress.
42:22 And Reuben responded to them, saying -- Spake I not unto you saying, Do not sin against the child! And ye hearkened not? His very blood, therefore lo! it is required.
42:23 But, they, knew not that Joseph was hearkening, -- for, the interpreter, was between them.
42:24 So he turned away from them, and wept, -- then came back unto them and spake unto them, and took away from them Simeon, and bound him prisoner before their eyes.
42:25 Then commanded Joseph that their bags should be filled with corn, and their silver be returned each man's into his sack, and provision be given for the journey, -- and it was done to them thus.
42:26 So they lifted up their corn on their asses, -- and went their way, from thence.
42:27 And the first opened his sack to give fodder to his ass at the inn, -- and beheld his silver, yea there, it was in the mouth of his sack!
42:28 So he said unto his brethren My silver hath been returned, yea verily, there it is in my sack! Then went forth their heart and they turned trembling -- each man unto his brother saying. Wharf is this that God hath done to us?
42:29 So they came in unto Jacob their father to the land of Canaan, -- and told him all that had befallen them saying:
42:30 The man that is lord of the land spake unto us harsh things, -- and then delivered us up. as spies of the land.
42:31 And we said unto him Honest men, are, we, -- we are not spies!
42:32 Twelve brethren, are, we, sons of our father, -- the one, is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
42:33 Then said the man the lord of the land unto us, Hereby, shall I get to know that honest men, ye are, -- One brother of you, leave ye remaining with me, and corn for the famine of your houses, take ye and go your way;
42:34 And bring ye in your youngest brother unto me, So must I get to know that ye are, not spies, but are honest men: Your brother, will I give up to you, and with the land, shall ye traffic.
42:35 And it came to pass when, they, were emptying their, sacks then lo! each man's bundle of silver, was in his sack, -- and when they beheld their bundles of silver -- they and their father, they were afraid,
42:36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me, have ye bereaved, -- Joseph, is not, and, Simeon, is not, and Benjamin, ye would take! Against me, have happened all these things.
42:37 Then spake Reuben unto his father saying, My two sons, shalt thou put to death, if I bring him not unto thee, -- Come give him up upon my hand, and I, will restore him unto thee.
42:38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you, -- For, his brother, is dead and, he alone, is left, and as surely as there befall him any mischief by the way wherein ye go, so surely shall ye bring down my grey hairs with sorrow unto hades.
43:1 But the famine, was severe in the land.
43:2 So it came to pass when they had made an end of eating the corn which they had brought in out of Egypt, that their father said unto them, -- Return buy for us a little food.
43:3 Then spake Judah unto him saying, -- The man, did protest, to us saying -- Ye shall not see my face, except, your brother, is with you.
43:4 If thou art sending our brother with us, we will certainly go down, and buy for thee food;
43:5 but, if thou art not sending him, we will not go down, for the man, said unto us Ye shall not see my face, except, your brother, is with you.
43:6 And Israel said, Wherefore did ye ill to me, -- to tell the man, there yet remained to you a brother?
43:7 And they said, The man did ask I concerning ourselves and concerning our kindred saying -- Is your father yet alive? Have ye a brother? So we told him according to the tenor of these words. Could we, at all know, that he would say, Bring down your brother?
43:8 Then said Judah unto Israel his father -- Come! send thou down the young man with me that we may arise and go our way, -- and live and not die, both we and thou and our little ones.
43:9 I, will be surety for him, at my hand, shalt thou require him, -- as surely as I bring him not in unto thee, and set him down before thee, so surely will I be counted a sinner against thee all the days,
43:10 For, if we had not lingered, surely now, had we come back here a second time.
43:11 Then Israel their father said unto them -- If so, then do this, -- Take of the song of the land in your vessels, and carry down to the man a present, -- A little balsam and a little honey, tragacanth gum and cistus gum, pistachio nuts, and almonds.
43:12 And double silver, take in your hand, -- also the silver that was put back in the mouth of your sacks, carry ye back in your hand, peradventure it was an error,
43:13 Your brother also, take ye, -- and arise go again unto the man.
43:14 And, God Almighty, give you compassion before the man, so shall he send with you, your other brother, and Benjamin. But, as for me, when I am bereaved, I am bereaved!
43:15 So the men took this present, double silver also, took they in their hand and Benjamin, -- and arose and went down into Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
43:16 And Joseph saw -- with them -- Benjamin, so he said to him that was over his house Bring the men into the house, -- and slay meat and make ready, for with me, shall the men eat at noon.
43:17 So the men did as Joseph had said, and the man brought the men into Joseph's house,
43:18 Then were the men afraid because they had been brought into the house of Joseph, and they said -- For the matter of the silver that came back in our sacks at the beginning, have, we, been brought in, -- that he may turn round upon us and fall upon us, and take us for servants and our asses.
43:19 So they drew near unto the man that was over Joseph's house, -- and spake unto him at the entrance of the house;
43:20 and said, May it please my lord! We, did indeed come down, at the beginning to buy food.
43:21 And it came to pass when we had entered into the inn, that we opened our sacks, and lo! the silver of each man, in the mouth of his sack, -- our silver in its full weight, -- so we have bought it back in our hand!
43:22 And, more silver, have we brought down in our hand, to buy food, -- we know not who put our silver in our sacks.
43:23 And he said -- Peace to you do not fear! Your God, and the God of your father, hath given you secret treasure, in your sacks, as for your silver, it came in unto me. And he brought forth unto them Simeon.
43:24 So the man brought the men into Joseph's house, -- and gave them water and they bathed their feet, and he gave them provender for their asses.
43:25 And they made ready the present, against the coming in of Joseph at noon, -- for they heard that it was there they should eat bread.
43:26 So when Joseph came into the house, they brought in to him the present which was in their hand into the house, -- and bowed themselves down to him to the earth.
43:27 Then asked he after their welfare, and said -- Is it well with your aged father, of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?
43:28 And they said -- It is well with thy servant our father, he is yet alive. And they bent their heads and bowed them-selves down.
43:29 Then lifted he up his eyes, and saw Benjamin his brother son of his mother, and said -- Is, this, your youngest brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God, grant thee favour my son!
43:30 And Joseph made haste for his compassions towards his brother were pent up, and he sought to weep, -- so he went into the inner chamber and wept there,
43:31 Then bathed he his face and came forth, -- and restrained himself, and said Set on bread!
43:32 So they set on for him -- by himself, and for them -- by themselves, -- and for the Egyptians that were eating with him -- by themselves, for the Egyptians might not eat, bread, with the Hebrews for an abomination, had that been to Egyptians.
43:33 So they took their seats before him, the firstborn, according to his birthright and the youngest, according to his youth, -- and the men looked with amazement, each one at his companion.
43:34 And he sent portions from before him unto them, and the portion of Benjamin exceeded the portions of them all, five-fold. And they drank and made merry with him.
44:1 Then commanded he him who was over his house saying -- Fill the sacks of the men, with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man's silver in the mouth of his sack;
44:2 and my cup -- the cup of silver, shalt thou put in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, with his corn-silver. So he did, according to the word of Joseph, which he had spoken.
44:3 By the time, the morning, was light, the men, had been sent away, they, and their asses.
44:4 They themselves, had gone out of the city -- they had not gone far, when Joseph said to him who was over his house, Rise chase after the men, -- so shalt thou overtake them and shalt say unto them, Wherefore have ye requited evil for good?
44:5 Is not this that in which my lord drinketh, and whereby, he himself, doth divine? Ye have done evil in what ye have done.
44:6 So he overtook them, -- and spake unto them these words.
44:7 And they said unto him, Wherefore should my lord speak such words as these? Far be thy servants, from doing such a thing as this!
44:8 Lo! the silver that we found in the mouth of our sacks, we brought back unto thee out of the land of Canaan, -- how then could we steal out of the house of thy lord, silver or gold?
44:9 With whomsoever of thy servants it can be found, he shall die, -- and, we also, will become my lord's servants.
44:10 And he said, Yea, now, according to your words, so, let it be, -- he with whom it is found, shall be my servant, Ye, however, shall be clear.
44:11 So they hastened and took down each man his sack to the ground, -- and opened each man his sack.
44:12 Then made he thorough search, with the eldest, he began, and with the youngest, he ended, -- and the cup was found in the sack of Benjamin!
44:13 And they rent their mantles, -- and laded each man his ass, and returned to the city.
44:14 And Judah and his brethren came into the house of Joseph, he, yet being there, -- and fell down before him to the earth.
44:15 And Joseph said to them, What is this deed which ye have done? Know ye not that such a man as I, can even divine?
44:16 Then said Judah -- What shall we say to my lord, how shall we speak and how shall we justify ourselves, -- when, God himself, hath found out the iniquity of thy servants? Behold us! my lord's servants, both we, and he in whose hand the cup hath been found.
44:17 And he said, Far be it from me to do this thing! The man in whose hand the cup hath been found, he, shall be my servant, but as for you, go ye up in peace unto your father.
44:18 Then Judah drew near unto him, and said -- Pardon my lord! Pray let thy servant speak a word in the ears of my lord, and do not let thine anger be kindled against thy servant, -- for, thus, art, thou as Pharaoh!
44:19 It was, my lord, who asked his servants, saying, -- Have ye a father, or a brother?
44:20 So we said unto my lord, We have an aged father, and the child of his old age a youth, -- his brother, being dead, he alone, is left of his mother and, his father, loveth him.
44:21 So then thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me, -- that I may set mine eyes upon him.
44:22 And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father, -- as surely as he leaveth his father, so surely will he, die.
44:23 And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother do come down with you, ye shall not again behold my face.
44:24 So it came to pass when we had gone up unto thy servant, my father, that we told him the words of my lord.
44:25 Then said our father, -- Go again buy us a little food,
44:26 And we said, We cannot go down, -- If our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down, for we cannot see the face of the man if, our youngest brother, is not with us.
44:27 Then said thy servant my father, unto us, -- Ye yourselves, know, that, two, did my wife bear to me,
44:28 and the one went forth from me, and I said -- Certainly he hath been, torn in pieces, --
44:29 And I have never seen him since. As surely as ye take, this one also, away from before my face and there befall him any mischief, so surely shall ye bring down my grey hairs, with misfortune to hades.
44:30 Now, therefore, as surely as I go in unto thy servant my father, and, the lad, is not with us, -- seeing that his soul is bound up with the lads soul,
44:31 so surely shall it come to pass that when he sooth that the lad is not with us, then will he die. So shall thy servants bring down the grey hairs of thy servant our father, with sorrow to hades.
44:32 For thy servant, became surety for the lad, while away from my father saying, -- If I bring him not unto thee, then will I count myself a sinner against my father all the days.
44:33 Now, therefore, I pray thee let thy servant remain instead of the lad, as servant to my lord, -- but as for the lad, let him go up with his brethren.
44:34 For how can I go up unto my father, should the lad, not be with me? lest I look on the calamity, that shall find out my father,
45:1 And Joseph could not restrain himself before all who were stationed near him, so he cried out -- Have forth every man from me! And there stood no man with him, when Joseph made himself known unto his brethren,
45:2 Then gave he forth his voice in weeping, -- and the Egyptians heard, and the house of Pharaoh heard.
45:3 Then said Joseph unto his brethren: I, am Joseph, is my father yet alive? But his brethren could not answer him, for they were terrified because of him.
45:4 Then said Joseph unto his brethren -- Draw near I pray you, unto me. And they drew near. And he said -- I, am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
45:5 But, now, do not grieve, neither let it be vexing in your eyes, that ye sold me hither, -- for, to save life, did God send me before you.
45:6 For these two years, hath the famine been in the midst of the land, -- and, yet five years, are there, in which there shall be neither ploughing, nor harvest.
45:7 So then God sent me before you, to plant for you a remainder in the earth, -- and to save you alive, by a great deliverance,
45:8 Now, therefore it was not ye, who sent me hither, but, God, himself, -- who also appointed me to be a father to Pharaoh, and a lord to all his house, and a ruler over all the land of Egypt.
45:9 Haste ye and go up unto my father, then shall ye say unto him -- Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath appointed me lord to all Egypt, -- come down unto me do not delay;
45:10 so shalt thou dwell in the land of Goshen, and shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy sons, and thy son's sons, -- and thy flocks and thy herds and all that is thine;
45:11 so will I sustain thee, there, for there are yet five years of famine, -- lest thou come to poverty -- thou and thy house and all who are thine.
45:12 Now lo! your own eyes do see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, -- that it is my own mouth, that doth speak unto you.
45:13 As soon as ye have told my father all my honour in Egypt, and all that ye have seen, so soon shall ye hasten and bring down my father hither.
45:14 Then fell he upon the neck of Benjamin his brother, and wept, -- and Benjamin wept on his neck.
45:15 Then kissed he all his brethren, and wept upon them, -- and, thereafter, his brethren spake with him.
45:16 Now, the report, was heard by the house of Pharaoh, saying, The brethren of Joseph have come in, And it was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.
45:17 So then Pharaoh said unto Joseph -- Say unto thy brethren This, do, -- lade your asses, and go enter into the land of Canaan;
45:18 and fetch your father and your households and come in unto me, -- that I may give you the best of the land of Egypt, and eat ye the fat of the land.
45:19 Thou, therefore command them, This, do ye, -- Take you out of the land of Egypt, waggons for your little ones and for your wives, so shall ye bring your father and come in.
45:20 Your eye, moreover, let it not look with pity upon your goods, -- for, the best of all the land of Egypt, is, yours.
45:21 And the sons of Israel did so, and Joseph gave them waggons, at the bidding of Pharaoh, -- and gave them provisions for the way:
45:22 to all of them, gave he to each man changes of raiment, -- but, to Benjamin, he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.
45:23 Moreover, to his father, sent he as followeth -- ten he-asses, laden from the best of Egypt, -- and ten she-asses laden with corn and bread and nourishing food for his father for the way.
45:24 Thus sent he forth his brethren and they departed, -- and he said unto them, Do not fall out by the way.
45:25 And they went up out of Egypt, -- and came into the land of Canaan, unto Jacob their father.
45:26 And they told him saying -- Joseph: is, yet alive, yea, indeed, he, is ruler in all the land of Egypt. And his heart became faint, for he believed them not.
45:27 So they spake unto him all the words of Joseph which he had spoken unto them h then saw he the waggons, which Joseph had sent to carry him, -- and the spirit of Jacob their father revived.
45:28 And Israel said, Enough! Joseph my son is, yet alive, I must go and see him before I die!
46:1 So Israel brake up, with all that he had, and came in to Beer-sheba, -- and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
46:2 And God said to Israel in the visions of the night, and he said -- Jacob! Jacob!
46:3 And he said -- Behold me! And he said: I, am GOD himself, the God of thy father, -- Be not afraid of going down to Egypt, seeing that for a great nation, will I plant thee there.
46:4 I will go down with thee to Egypt, and will bring thee up, yea wholly up, -- and, Joseph, shall lay his own hand upon thine eyes.
46:5 So Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba, -- and the sons of Israel brought Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the waggons which Pharaoh had sent to bring him;
46:6 and they took their cattle and the gains which they had gained in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, -- Jacob and all his seed with him:
46:7 his sons, and his son's sons with him, his daughters, and his sons daughters, and all his seed, brought he with him into Egypt.
46:8 Now, these, are the names of the sons of Israel who came into Egypt -- Jacob and his sons, -- the firstborn of Jacob, Reuben:
46:9 And, the sons of Reuben, -- Hanoch and Pallu, and Hezron and Carmi;
46:10 And, the sons of Simeon, -- Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jachin and Zohar, -- and Shaul, son of the Canaanitess;
46:11 And the sons of Levi, -- Gershon, Kohath and Merari;
46:12 And the sons of Judah, -- Er and Onan and Shelah, and Perez and Zerah, -- but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan, and the sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul;
46:13 And, the sons of Issachar, -- Tola and Puvah, and Iob and Shimron;
46:14 And the sons of Zebulon, -- Sered and Elon, and Jahleel.
46:15 These, are the sons of Leah whom she bare to Jacob in Padan-aram, with Dinah also his daughter, -- All the souls of his sons and of his daughters, were thirty-three.
46:16 And, the sons of Gad, -- Zaphon and Haggi, Shuni and Ezbon, -- Eri and Arodi and Areli;
46:17 And, the sons of Asher, -- Imnah and Ishvah and Ishvi and Beriah, and Serah their sister, -- and the sons of Beriah, Heber and Malchiel.
46:18 These, are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, -- so she bare these to Jacob, -- sixteen souls.
46:19 The sons of Rachel, Jacob's wife, -- Joseph and Benjamin;
46:20 And there were born to Joseph in the land of Egypt, whom Asenath daughter of Poti-phera, priest of On, bare to him,: Manasseh and Ephraim;
46:21 And the sons of Benjamin -- Bela and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, Ehi and Resh, -- Muppim and Huppim, and Ard.
46:22 These, are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob, -- all the souls, were fourteen.
46:23 And, the sons of Dan, -- Hushim;
46:24 And the sons of Naphtali, -- Jahzeel and Guni, and Jezer and Shillem.
46:25 These, are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, -- so she bare these to Jacob, -- all the souls, were seven.
46:26 All the souls that came in with Jacob to Egypt that had come forth of his loins, besides Jacob's sons wives, -- all the souls, were sixty-six;
46:27 and, the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt, were two souls: All the souls of the house of Jacob that came into Egypt, were seventy.
46:28 And he sent, Judah, before him unto Joseph, to direct his face to Goshen, -- so they came in towards the land of Goshen.
46:29 Then yoked Joseph his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father towards Goshen, -- and he appeared unto him, and fell upon his neck, and wept upon his neck a good while.
46:30 Then said Israel unto Joseph I am ready to die at last, -- now that I have seen thy face, in that thou art, yet alive.
46:31 Then said Joseph unto his brethren and unto the house of his father, I must go up, and must tell Pharaoh -- and must say unto him, My brethren, and the house of my father, who were in the land of Canaan, have come in unto me.
46:32 Now, the men, are feeders of flocks, for men of cattle, they are, -- and their flocks and their herds and all that they have, have they brought in.
46:33 So shall it come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call for you, -- and shall say -- What is your occupation?
46:34 Then shall ye say -- Men of cattle, have thy servants been from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers, -- To the end ye may dwell in the land of Goshen, for an abomination to Egyptians, is every feeder of a flock,
47:1 So then Joseph went in, and told Pharaoh, and said -- My father and my brethren, and their flocks and their herds and all that they have, are come in from the land of Canaan, -- and, here they are, in the land of Goshen.
47:2 Moreover out of the whole number of his brethren, he took with him five men, -- and set them before Pharaoh.
47:3 And Pharaoh said unto the brethren of Joseph -- What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh -- Feeders of flocks, are thy servants, both we and our fathers.
47:4 And they said unto Pharaoh -- To sojourn in the land, are we come in, for there is no pasture for the flocks which pertain to thy servants, for, severe, is the famine in the land of Canaan. Now, therefore, let thy servants dwell we pray thee in the land of Goshen.
47:5 Then spake Pharaoh unto Joseph saying, -- Thy father and thy brethren, are come in unto thee.
47:6 The land of Egypt, is, before thee, in the best of the land, cause thou thy father and thy brethren to dwell, -- let them dwell in the land of Goshen, And if thou knowest that there are among them men of ability, then shalt thou set them as chieftains of cattle over mine.
47:7 So Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and caused him to stand before Pharaoh, -- and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
47:8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob: About how many, have been the days of the years of thy life?
47:9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my sojournings, have been a hundred and thirty years, -- Few and evil, have been the days of the years of my life, neither have they attained unto the days of the years of the lives of my fathers, in the days of their sojournings.
47:10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, -- and came forth from the presence of Pharaoh.
47:11 So then Joseph fixed the dwelling of his father and his brethren, 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.
47:12 And Joseph nourished his father and his brethren, and all his father's house, -- with bread, according to the need of their little ones.
47:13 But, bread, was there none 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,
47:14 So Joseph gathered up all the silver that was found in the land of Egypt. and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which, they, were buying, -- and Joseph brought the silver into the house of Pharaoh.
47:15 And the silver was spent out of the land of Egypt and out of the land of Canaan, so all the Egyptians came in unto Joseph, saying -- Do give us bread, for why should we die before thee, although, silver, hath failed?
47:16 Then said Joseph: Give your cattle, and I will give you for your cattle, -- if silver hath failed.
47:17 So they brought in their cattle unto Joseph, and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for the horses and for the cattle of the flock and for the cattle of the herd, and for the asses, -- and he provided them with bread for all their cattle, throughout that year.
47:18 When that year was ended, then came they unto him in the second year and said to him -- We will not hide from my lord, how that the silver and the herds of beasts for my lord are come to an end, -- there is nothing left before my lord, save only our bodies and our ground:
47:19 Wherefore should we die before thine eyes both we, and our ground? Buy thou us and our ground, for bread, -- and we and our ground will become servants to Pharaoh, and give seed, that we may live, and not die, and the ground, not lie waste.
47:20 So Joseph bought all the ground of the Egyptians for Pharaoh, for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine had laid fast hold upon them, -- so the land became Pharaohs.
47:21 And as for the people, he brought them into bondage as servants, -- from one end of the boundary of Egypt unto the other end thereof.
47:22 Only, the ground of the priests, bought he not, -- for the priests had a statutory-portion, from Pharaoh and they had been eating their statutory-portion, which Pharaoh had given them, for which cause, they had not sold their ground.
47:23 And Joseph said unto the people, Lo! I have bought you this day, and your ground for Pharaoh, -- see, here is seed for you, so shall ye sow the ground;
47:24 and it shall come to pass that, of the yield, ye shall give a fifth to Pharaoh, -- but the four parts, shall be your own -- for seed for the field, and for your food and for them who are in your households and for food for your little ones.
47:25 And they said -- Thou hast saved our lives! let us find favour in the eyes of my lord, so will we become Pharaohs servants.
47:26 And Joseph appointed it for a statute -- until this day, regarding the ground of Egypt, that Pharaoh, should take a fifth, -- only, the ground of the priests, was, theirs alone, it had not become Pharaohs.
47:27 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt in the land of Goshen, -- and gained possessions therein, and became fruitful and multiplied exceedingly.
47:28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years, -- so it came to pass that the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were a hundred and forty-seven years.
47:29 And the days of Israel drew near that he must die, so he called for his son for Joseph and said to him -- If, I pray thee I have found favour in thine eyes, place, I pray thee thy hand under my thigh, -- so shalt thou deal with me in lovingkindness and faithfulness -- Do not I pray thee, bury me in Egypt.
47:30 When I shall lie down with my fathers, then shalt thou carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said: I, will do according to thy word.
47:31 Then he said: Come, swear to me! And he sware to him. Then did Israel how himself down on the head of the couch.
48:1 And it came to pass after these things, that one said to Joseph, Lo! thy father, is sick. So he took his two sons with him, Manasseh and Ephraim.
48:2 And one told Jacob, and said -- Lo! thy son Joseph, coming in unto thee. So Israel strengthened himself, and sat up on the couch.
48:3 Then said Jacob unto Joseph, GOD Almighty, appeared unto me in Luz in the land of Canaan, -- and blessed me;
48:4 and said unto me -- Behold me! about to make thee fruitful, so will I multiply thee, and give thee to become a multitude of peoples, -- so will I give this land to thy seed after thee, as an age-abiding possession.
48:5 Now, therefore thy two sons who were born to thee in the land of Egypt, before I came in unto thee in Egypt, are Ephraim and Manasseh, like Reuben and Simeon, shall be mine.
48:6 But thine offspring which thou hast begotten after them, thine own shall they be, -- after the name of their brethren, shall they be called in their inheritance.
48:7 But, as for me, when I came in from Padan, Rachel died by me, in the land of Canaan, in the way, while yet there was a stretch of country to come into Ephrath, -- so I buried her there in the way to Ephrath, the same, is Bethlehem.
48:8 Then Israel saw Joseph's sons, -- and said -- Who are these?
48:9 And Joseph said unto his father, My sons, they are, whom God hath given me, in this place. And he said -- Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, that I may bless them.
48:10 Now, the eyes of Israel, had become dim from old age, -- he could not see, -- so he drew them near unto him, and kissed them, and embraced them.
48:11 And Israel said unto Joseph, To see thine own face, had I not thought, -- and lo! God hath caused me to see even thy seed!
48:12 And Joseph brought them out from beside his knees, and bowed himself down with his face towards the earth.
48:13 And Joseph took them both, -- Ephraim in his right hand on Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand, on Israel's right hand, and drew them near unto him.
48:14 Then Israel put forth his right hand and laid it upon the head of Ephraim, though, he, was the younger, and his left hand upon the head of Manasseh, -- crossing his hands, although, Manasseh, was the first-born.
48:15 Thus blessed he Joseph, and said, -- God himself -- before whom walked my fathers. Abraham and Isaac, God himself -- who hath been my shepherd, since I came into being until this day; --
48:16 The Messenger -- who hath been my redeemer from all evil -- bless the lads! And may there be called upon them, my name, and the name of my fathers. Abraham and Isaac; And may they swarm into a multitude, in the midst of the earth!
48:17 And Joseph saw that his father had laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim and it was displeasing in his eyes, -- so he took hold of his fathers hand to remove it from off the bead of Ephraim, on to the head of Manasseh.
48:18 And Joseph said unto his father -- Not so, my father! for, this, is the firstborn, lay thy right hand upon his head.
48:19 And his father refused, and said -- I know -- my son, I know! He also, shall become a people, and he also, shall become great, -- but nevertheless, his younger brother, shall become greater than he, and his seed, shall become a filling up of the nations.
48:20 And he blessed them on that day, saying -- In thee, let Israel bless himself saying, God set thee as Ephraim, and as Manasseh! So he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
48:21 And Israel said unto Joseph: Lo! I, am about to die, -- but it shall come to pass that, God will be with you, and will take you back into the land of your fathers.
48:22 But, I, have given to thee one mountain-track above thy brethren, -- which I took out of the hand of the Amorite, with my sword and with my bow.
49:1 Then called Jacob unto his sons, -- and said -- Gather yourselves together, and let me tell you, that which shall befall you in the afterpart of the days.
49:2 Assemble yourselves and hear ye sons of Jacob, -- And hearken unto Israel your father!
49:3 Reuben, my first-born, thou, My vigour, and the first-fruit of my strength, -- Pre-eminence of elevation and pre-eminence of power:
49:4 Boiling over like water, thou mayest not have pre-eminence, Because thou didst mount the bed of thy father, -- Then, wast thou profane -- My marriage-bed, he mounted!
49:5 Simeon and Levi, are brethren, -- Instruments of violence, are their agreements:
49:6 Into their circle, do not thou enter my soul! In their convocation, do not thou join mine honour! For in their anger, they slew brave men, And in their wantonness, they hamstrung oxen.
49:7 Accursed, be their anger, because fierce, And their wrath because cruel, -- I divide them in Jacob, And I disperse them in Israel.
49:8 Judah, as for thee, thy brethren shall praise thee when thy hand is on the neck of thy foes, -- The sons of thy father, shall bow them-selves down to thee:
49:9 A lion's whelp, is Judah, From the prey, my son hast thou come up! He hath stooped -- hath crouched As a lion -- or as a lioness, Who shall rouse him?
49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, Nor the commanders staff a from between his feet, -- Until that he come in as a Shiloh, And, his, be the obedience of the peoples:
49:11 Binding, to the vine, his ass, And to the choice vine his ass's colt, He hath washed in wine his raiment, And in the blood of grapes, his mantle:
49:12 Darker -- his eyes, than wine, -- Whiter -- his teeth than milk!
49:13 Zebulon, by a haven of seas, shall he settle down, -- Even he, by a haven of ships, With his utmost part upon b Zidon.
49:14 Issachar, an ass of strength, -- couching between the pens;
49:15 Then beholdeth he rest, that it is good, And the ground that it is pleasant, -- So he bendeth his shoulder to bear, And becometh a tributary servant.
49:16 Dan, shall vindicate his people, -- as one of the tribes of Israel;
49:17 It cometh to pass that, Dan, is a serpent upon the way, A horned viper, upon the path, -- That biteth the heels of the horse, And his rider falleth backwards: --
49:18 For thy salvation, have I waited O Yahweh!
49:19 Gad! a troop shall troop on him, -- But, he, shall troop on the rear.
49:20 Out of Asher, fatness, is his feed, -- So, he, setteth forth dainties for a king.
49:21 Naphtali, is a slender hind, -- That putteth forth antlers of beauty. A fruitful bough, is Joseph,
49:22 A fruitful bough over a fountain, -- Branches creeping over a wail.
49:23 So they attack him and have shot, -- So they enclose him, do the masters of arrows.
49:24 But abideth, as an enduring one, his bow, And supple are the arms of his hands, -- From the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, From thence, is the Shepherd the Stone of Israel:
49:25 From the GOD of thy father who doth help thee And GOD Almighty who doth bless thee, Blessings of the heavens, above, Blessings of the abyss, couching beneath, -- Blessings of breasts and womb:
49:26 The blessings of thy father, have prevailed, Over the blessings of the perpetual mountains, The charm of the age-abiding hills, -- They turn out to be, for the head of Joseph, And for the crown of the head of him who was set apart from his brethren.
49:27 Benjamin a wolf that teareth in pieces, In the morning, he eateth prey, And at eventide, he divideth spoil.
49:28 All these, are the twelve tribes of Israel, -- And this, is that which their father spake to them when he blessed them, Each man severally according to the blessing wherewith he blessed them.
49:29 Then commanded he them and said unto them -- I, am about to be gathered unto my people, Bury me among my fathers, -- within the cave, that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite:
49:30 in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah which is over against Mamre, in the land of Canaan, -- which Abraham bought, along with the field, from Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace: --
49:31 There, buried they Abraham, and Sarah his wife, There, buried they Isaac, and Rebekah his wife, -- And there, buried I Leah: --
49:32 buying the field and the cave that is therein, from the sons of Heth.
49:33 So Jacob made an end of commanding his sons, and gathered up his feet into the couch, -- and ceased to breathe and was gathered unto his people.
50:1 And Joseph fell upon the face of his father, and wept upon him and kissed him.
50:2 Then Joseph commanded his servants the physicians, to embalm his father, -- so the physicians embalmed Israel.
50:3 And they fulfilled for him forty days, for so, are they wont to fulfil the days of the embalmed, -- and the Egyptians wept for him seventy days.
50:4 And, when the days of weeping for him were passed, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh saying, -- If I pray you, I have found favour in your eyes, speak ye I pray you in the ears of Pharaoh saying:
50:5 My father, made me swear saying, -- Lo! I, am about to die, -- in my grave which I digged for myself in the land of Canaan, there, shalt thou bury me. Now, therefore, let me go up, I pray thee and bury my father, and return.
50:6 And Pharaoh said, -- Go up., and bury thy father according as he made thee swear.
50:7 So Joseph went up. to bury his father, -- and there went up with him all the servants of Pharaoh the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt;
50:8 and all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and the house of his father, -- only their little ones and their flocks and their herds, left they. in the land of Goshen.
50:9 And there went up with him, both chariots and horsemen, -- so it came to pass that, the company, was exceeding great,
50:10 And they came in, as far as the threshing-floor of the Buckthorn, which is beyond the Jordan, then wailed they there -- an exceeding great and grievous walling, -- and he made for his father a mourning, of seven days.
50:11 And when the dwellers in the land -- the Canaanites -- saw the mourning in the threshing-floor of the Buckthorn, they said, -- A grievous mourning, this! for the Egyptians. For this cause, was the name thereof called Abel Mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.
50:12 And his sons did for him thus as he had commanded them;
50:13 so his sons carried him to the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, -- which Abraham bought -- with the field -- for a possession of a buryingplace from Ephron the Hittite over against Mamre.
50:14 Then Joseph returned to Egypt he and his brethren and all who had been up with him to bury his father, -- after he had buried his father.
50:15 Now when the brethren of Joseph saw that their father was dead, they said -- Oh! if Joseph should lie in wait for us, -- and should return, to us, all the evil wherewith we requited him!
50:16 So they sent in charge unto Joseph saying, -- Thy father, gave command before he died saying:
50:17 Thus, shall ye say to Joseph -- Ah now! do forgive we pray thee the transgression of thy brethren and their sin in that with evil, they requited thee. Now, therefore grant forgiveness we pray thee, for the transgression of the servants of the God of thy father! And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
50:18 Then went his brethren also, and fell down before him, -- and said, Behold us! thine for servants.
50:19 And Joseph said unto them -- Do not fear, -- although in place of God, I am.
50:20 Ye, indeed, planned against me, evil, -- God, planned it, for good, for the sake of doing, as at this day, to save alive much people.
50:21 Now, therefore do not fear! I will nourish you and your little ones. Thus he consoled them, and spake unto their heart.
50:22 And Joseph abode in Egypt, he, and his fathers house, -- and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years.
50:23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's, sons of three generations -- moreover the sons of Machir, son of Manasseh, were born upon Joseph's knees.
50:24 Then said Joseph unto his brethren, I, am about to die, -- but God will surely concern, himself for you, so will he take you up out of this land, into the land which he sware to Abraham to Isaac and to Jacob.
50:25 Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear saying, -- God will, surely concern, himself for you, So shall ye carry up my bones, from hence.
50:26 So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old, -- and they embalmed him, and put him in a coffin in Egypt.