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Genesis

The Beginning

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« Genesis 1 »
King James Bible
The Beginning
(John 1:1-5)
1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2And the earth was without form, and
void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of
the waters.
The First Day: Light
3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4And God saw the light, that [it was] good:
and God divided the light from the darkness. 5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he
called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
The Second Day: Firmament
6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters
from the waters. 7And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which [were] under the
firmament from the waters which [were] above the firmament: and it was so. 8And God called the
firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
The Third Day: Dry Ground
9And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the
dry [land] appear: and it was so. 10And God called the dry [land] Earth; and the gathering together
of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that [it was] good. 11And God said, Let the earth bring
forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is]
in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding
seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind: and God
saw that [it was] good. 13And the evening and the morning were the third day.
The Fourth Day: Sun, Moon, Stars
14And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night;
and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 15And let them be for lights in
the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16And God made two
great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the
stars also. 17And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18And
to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw
that [it was] good. 19And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
The Fifth Day: Fish and Birds
20And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl
[that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21And God created great whales,
and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind,
and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good. 22And God blessed them,
saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
The Sixth Day: Creatures on Land
24And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping
thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. 25And God made the beast of the earth
after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his
kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
26And 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 fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth,
and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27So God created man in his [own]
image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28And God blessed
them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:
and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing
that moveth upon the earth. 29And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed,
which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding
seed; to you it shall be for meat. 30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air,
and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein [there is] life, [I have given] every green
herb for meat: and it was so. 31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was]
very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

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« Genesis 2 »
King James Bible
The Seventh Day: God Rests
(Exodus 16:22-36; Hebrews 4:1-11)
1Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2And on the seventh day
God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which
he had made. 3And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested
from all his work which God created and made.
The Creation of Man
4These [are] the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day
that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 5And every plant of the field before it was in
the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain
upon the earth, and [there was] not a man to till the ground. 6But there went up a mist from the
earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. 7And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of
the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
The Planting of the Garden
8And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had
formed. 9And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the
sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge
of good and evil.
10And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became
into four heads. 11The name of the first [is] Pison: that [is] it which compasseth the whole land of
Havilah, where [there is] gold; 12And the gold of that land [is] good: there [is] bdellium and the
onyx stone. 13And the name of the second river [is] Gihon: the same [is] it that compasseth the
whole land of Ethiopia. 14And the name of the third river [is] Hiddekel: that [is] it which goeth
toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river [is] Euphrates.
The Forbidden Fruit
15And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely
eat: 17But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that
thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Adam Names the Animals
18And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help
meet for him. 19And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every
fowl of the air; and brought [them] unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever
Adam called every living creature, that [was] the name thereof. 20And Adam gave names to all
cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found
an help meet for him.
The Creation of Woman
21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his
ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from
man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23And Adam said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called
Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they
shall be one flesh. 25And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

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« Genesis 3 »
King James Bible
The Serpent's Deception
(Genesis 7:1-5; Romans 5:12-21; 2 Peter 3:1-9)
1Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And
he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2And
the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3But 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. 4And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5For
God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as
gods, knowing good and evil. 6And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, and
that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the
fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7And the eyes
of them both were opened, and they knew that they [were] naked; and they sewed fig leaves
together, and made themselves aprons.
God Arraigns Adam and Eve
8And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam
and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
9And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where [art] thou? 10And he said, I
heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I [was] naked; and I hid myself. 11And he
said, Who told thee that thou [wast] naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded
thee that thou shouldest not eat? 12And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest [to be] with
me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. 13And the LORD God said unto the woman, What [is]
this [that] thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou [art] cursed above
all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat
all the days of thy life:
15And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall
bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
The Punishment of Mankind
16Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou
shalt bring forth children; and thy desire [shall be] to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
17And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten
of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed [is] the ground for
thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat [of] it all the days of thy life;
18Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast
thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.
20And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
The Expulsion from Paradise
21Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
22And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and
now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence
he was taken. 24So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden
Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

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« Genesis 4 »
King James Bible
Cain and Abel
(Romans 2:1-16; Jude 1:3-16)
1And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man
from the LORD. 2And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain
was a tiller of the ground. 3And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of
the ground an offering unto the LORD. 4And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and
of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: 5But unto Cain and to
his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. 6And the LORD
said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 7If thou doest well, shalt
thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee [shall be] his
desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
Cain Murders Abel
8And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain
rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
9And the LORD said unto Cain, Where [is] Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: [Am] I my
brother's keeper? 10And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto
me from the ground. 11And now [art] thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to
receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; 12When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth
yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. 13And Cain said
unto the LORD, My punishment [is] greater than I can bear. 14Behold, thou hast driven me out this
day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a
vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, [that] every one that findeth me shall slay me.
15And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on
him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
16And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of
Eden.
The Descendants of Cain
17And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the
name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. 18And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad
begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech. 19And Lamech took
unto him two wives: the name of the one [was] Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. 20And
Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and [of such as have] cattle. 21And
his brother's name [was] Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. 22And
Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of
Tubalcain [was] Naamah.
23And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken
unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
24If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
Seth and Enosh
25And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, [said
she], hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. 26And to Seth, to him also
there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the
LORD.

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« Genesis 5 »
King James Bible
The Descendants of Adam
(1 Chronicles 1:1-4)
1This [is] the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of
God made he him; 2Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name
Adam, in the day when they were created.
3And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat [a son] in his own likeness, after his
image; and called his name Seth: 4And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight
hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: 5And all the days that Adam lived were nine
hundred and thirty years: and he died.
6And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos: 7And Seth lived after he begat Enos
eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters: 8And all the days of Seth were nine
hundred and twelve years: and he died.
9And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan: 10And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight
hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters: 11And all the days of Enos were nine
hundred and five years: and he died.
12And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel: 13And Cainan lived after he begat
Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters: 14And all the days of
Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.
15And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared: 16And Mahalaleel lived after he begat
Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters: 17And all the days of
Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.
God Takes Up Enoch
18And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch: 19And Jared lived after he
begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: 20And all the days of Jared were
nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.
21And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: 22And Enoch walked with God after
he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: 23And all the days of
Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: 24And Enoch walked with God: and he [was] not;
for God took him.
From Methuselah to Noah
25And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech: 26And Methuselah
lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
27And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
28And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: 29And he called his name
Noah, saying, This [same] shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of
the ground which the LORD hath cursed. 30And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred
ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters: 31And all the days of Lamech were seven
hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.
32And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

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« Genesis 6 »
King James Bible
The Wickedness of Man
(Matthew 24:36-51; Mark 13:32-37; Luke 12:35-48)
1And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were
born unto them, 2That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they [were] fair; and they
took them wives of all which they chose. 3And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with
man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. 4There were
giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the
daughters of men, and they bare [children] to them, the same [became] mighty men which [were]
of old, men of renown.
5And GOD saw that the wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every imagination of
the thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually. 6And it repented the LORD that he had made
man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I
have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the
fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Noah's Favor with God
8But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9These [are] the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man [and] perfect in his generations, [and]
Noah walked with God. 10And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12And God looked
upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Noah Builds the Ark
(Genesis 9:1-17)
13And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with
violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 14Make thee an ark of
gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
15And this [is the fashion] which thou shalt make it [of]: The length of the ark [shall be] three
hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. 16A window shalt
thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou
set in the side thereof; [with] lower, second, and third [stories] shalt thou make it. 17And, behold,
I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein [is] the breath of
life, from under heaven; [and] every thing that [is] in the earth shall die. 18But with thee will I
establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy
sons' wives with thee. 19And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every [sort] shalt thou bring
into the ark, to keep [them] alive with thee; they shall be male and female. 20Of fowls after their
kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every
[sort] shall come unto thee, to keep [them] alive. 21And take thou unto thee of all food that is
eaten, and thou shalt gather [it] to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. 22Thus did
Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

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« Genesis 7 »
King James Bible
Entering the Ark
(Genesis 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21; 2 Peter 3:1-9)
1And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen
righteous before me in this generation. 2Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens,
the male and his female: and of beasts that [are] not clean by two, the male and his female. 3Of
fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the
earth. 4For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights;
and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. 5And
Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.
The Floodwaters Arrive
6And Noah [was] six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. 7And Noah
went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the
waters of the flood. 8Of clean beasts, and of beasts that [are] not clean, and of fowls, and of every
thing that creepeth upon the earth, 9There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male
and the female, as God had commanded Noah. 10And it came to pass after seven days, that the
waters of the flood were upon the earth. 11In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second
month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep
broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12And the rain was upon the earth forty days
and forty nights.
13In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and
Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; 14They, and every beast after
his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth
after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort. 15And they went in unto Noah
into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein [is] the breath of life. 16And they that went in, went
in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.
The Duration of the Flood
17And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and
it was lift up above the earth. 18And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the
earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. 19And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon
the earth; and all the high hills, that [were] under the whole heaven, were covered. 20Fifteen
cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. 21And all flesh died that
moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that
creepeth upon the earth, and every man: 22All in whose nostrils [was] the breath of life, of all that
[was] in the dry [land], died. 23And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face
of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they
were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained [alive], and they that [were] with him in
the ark. 24And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.

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« Genesis 8 »
King James Bible
The Ark Rests on Ararat
(Genesis 19:1-11)
1And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that [was] with him in the
ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged; 2The fountains also
of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
3And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty
days the waters were abated. 4And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of
the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. 5And the waters decreased continually until the tenth
month: in the tenth [month], on the first [day] of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
Noah Sends a Raven and a Dove
6And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he
had made: 7And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up
from off the earth. 8Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off
the face of the ground; 9But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto
him into the ark, for the waters [were] on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand,
and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark. 10And he stayed yet other seven days; and
again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; 11And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo,
in her mouth [was] an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the
earth. 12And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again
unto him any more.
Exiting the Ark
13And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first [month], the first [day] of the
month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark,
and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry. 14And in the second month, on the seven
and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried. 15And God spake unto Noah, saying, 16Go
forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee. 17Bring forth with
thee every living thing that [is] with thee, of all flesh, [both] of fowl, and of cattle, and of every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be
fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. 18And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his
sons' wives with him: 19Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, [and] whatsoever
creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
Noah Builds an Altar
20And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl,
and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD
said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of
man's heart [is] evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have
done.
22While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter,
and day and night shall not cease.

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« Genesis 9 »
King James Bible
The Covenant of the Rainbow
(Genesis 6:13-22)
1And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish
the earth. 2And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and
upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth [upon] the earth, and upon all the fishes of the
sea; into your hand are they delivered. 3Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even
as the green herb have I given you all things. 4But flesh with the life thereof, [which is] the blood
thereof, shall ye not eat. 5And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every
beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the
life of man.
6Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he
man.
7And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
8And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, 9And I, behold, I establish my
covenant with you, and with your seed after you; 10And with every living creature that [is] with
you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the
ark, to every beast of the earth. 11And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh
be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the
earth. 12And God said, This [is] the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and
every living creature that [is] with you, for perpetual generations: 13I do set my bow in the cloud,
and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 14And it shall come to pass,
when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: 15And I will
remember my covenant, which [is] between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and
the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16And the bow shall be in the cloud;
and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every
living creature of all flesh that [is] upon the earth. 17And God said unto Noah, This [is] the token of
the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that [is] upon the earth.
Noah's Sons
18And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham
[is] the father of Canaan. 19These [are] the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth
overspread.
Noah's Shame and Canaan's Curse
20And Noah began [to be] an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: 21And he drank of the wine,
and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. 22And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw
the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. 23And Shem and Japheth took a
garment, and laid [it] upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness
of their father; and their faces [were] backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness. 24And
Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
25And he said, Cursed [be] Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
Shem's Blessing and Noah's Death
26And he said, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
27God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his
servant.
28And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. 29And all the days of Noah were
nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.

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« Genesis 10 »
King James Bible
The Japhethites
(1 Chronicles 1:5-7)
1Now these [are] the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them
were sons born after the flood.
2The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and
Tiras. 3And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. 4And the sons of Javan;
Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 5By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their
lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
The Hamites
(1 Chronicles 1:8-16)
6And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. 7And the sons of Cush; Seba,
and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
8And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. 9He was a mighty hunter
before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. 10And
the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
11Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,
12And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same [is] a great city. 13And Mizraim begat Ludim,
and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, 14And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came
Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
15And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth, 16And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the
Girgasite, 17And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, 18And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite,
and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad. 19And the
border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto
Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha. 20These [are] the sons of Ham,
after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, [and] in their nations.
The Semites
(1 Chronicles 1:17-27)
21Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to
him were [children] born. 22The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and
Aram. 23And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. 24And Arphaxad begat
Salah; and Salah begat Eber. 25And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one [was] Peleg;
for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name [was] Joktan. 26And Joktan begat
Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, 27And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, 28And
Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, 29And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these [were] the sons of
Joktan. 30And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east.
31These [are] the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their
nations.
32These [are] the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by
these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

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« Genesis 11 »
King James Bible
The Tower of Babel
(Daniel 1:1-7)
1And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. 2And it came to pass, as they
journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 3And
they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for
stone, and slime had they for morter. 4And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower,
whose top [may reach] unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon
the face of the whole earth. 5And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the
children of men builded. 6And the LORD said, Behold, the people [is] one, and they have all one
language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they
have imagined to do. 7Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may
not understand one another's speech. 8So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the
face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 9Therefore is the name of it called Babel;
because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD
scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
Genealogy from Shem to Abram
10These [are] the generations of Shem: Shem [was] an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two
years after the flood: 11And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat
sons and daughters.
12And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah: 13And Arphaxad lived after he begat
Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
14And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber: 15And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred
and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
16And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg: 17And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four
hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
18And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu: 19And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred
and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
20And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug: 21And Reu lived after he begat Serug two
hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
22And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor: 23And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two
hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
24And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah: 25And Nahor lived after he begat Terah
an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
26And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
Terah's Descendants
27Now these [are] the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran
begat Lot. 28And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the
Chaldees. 29And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife [was] Sarai; and
the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of
Iscah. 30But Sarai was barren; she [had] no child.
31And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in
law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the
land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. 32And the days of Terah were two
hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.

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« Genesis 12 »
King James Bible
The Calling of Abram
(Genesis 26:1-5)
1Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from
thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou
shalt be a blessing:
3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families
of the earth be blessed.
4So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram [was]
seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. 5And Abram took Sarai his wife, and
Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had
gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan
they came. 6And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of
Moreh. And the Canaanite [was] then in the land. 7And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said,
Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared
unto him. 8And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his
tent, [having] Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the
LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD. 9And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the
south.
Abram and Sarai in Egypt
10And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the
famine [was] grievous in the land. 11And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into
Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou [art] a fair woman to look
upon: 12Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say,
This [is] his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. 13Say, I pray thee, thou [art]
my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee. 14And it
came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she
[was] very fair. 15The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and
the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house. 16And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he
had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and
camels.
17And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.
18And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What [is] this [that] thou hast done unto me? why didst
thou not tell me that she [was] thy wife? 19Why saidst thou, She [is] my sister? so I might have
taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take [her], and go thy way. 20And Pharaoh
commanded [his] men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.

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« Genesis 13 »
King James Bible
Abram and Lot Part Ways
1And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the
south.
2And Abram [was] very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. 3And he went on his journeys from the
south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and
Hai; 4Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on
the name of the LORD. 5And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.
6And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was
great, so that they could not dwell together. 7And there was a strife between the herdmen of
Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in
the land.
8And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between
my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we [be] brethren. 9[Is] not the whole land before thee?
separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if [thou wilt take] the left hand, then I will go to the right;
or if [thou depart] to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Lot Pitches Toward Sodom
10And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it [was] well watered every
where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, [even] as the garden of the LORD, like
the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. 11Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot
journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. 12Abram dwelled in the
land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched [his] tent toward Sodom.
13But the men of Sodom [were] wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
God Renews the Promise to Abram
14And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes,
and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. 16And I will
make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, [then]
shall thy seed also be numbered. 17Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the
breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee. 18Then Abram removed [his] tent, and came and dwelt in
the plain of Mamre, which [is] in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.

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« Genesis 14 »
King James Bible
The War of the Kings
1And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer
king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations; 2[That these] made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with
Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of
Bela, which is Zoar. 3All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.
4Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. 5And in the
fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that [were] with him, and smote the Rephaims
in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, 6And the
Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which [is] by the wilderness. 7And they returned, and
came to Enmishpat, which [is] Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the
Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezontamar. 8And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of
Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same [is]
Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim; 9With Chedorlaomer the king of
Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four
kings with five.
Lot Seized by the Four Kings
10And the vale of Siddim [was full of] slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell
there; and they that remained fled to the mountain. 11And they took all the goods of Sodom and
Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way. 12And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son,
who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
Abram Rescues Lot
13And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of
Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these [were] confederate with
Abram. 14And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained
[servants], born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued [them] unto Dan.
15And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and
pursued them unto Hobah, which [is] on the left hand of Damascus. 16And he brought back all the
goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
Melchizedek Blesses Abram
(Hebrews 7:1-10)
17And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer,
and of the kings that [were] with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which [is] the king's dale. 18And
Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he [was] the priest of the most high
God.
19And he blessed him, and said, Blessed [be] Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven
and earth:
20And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he
gave him tithes of all.
21And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.
22And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high
God, the possessor of heaven and earth, 23That I will not [take] from a thread even to a
shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that [is] thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made
Abram rich: 24Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which
went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

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« Genesis 15 »
King James Bible
God's Covenant with Abram
(Romans 4:1-12; Galatians 3:1-9; Hebrews 11:8-19; James 2:14-26)
1After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I
[am] thy shield, [and] thy exceeding great reward.
2And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my
house [is] this Eliezer of Damascus? 3And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and,
lo, one born in my house is mine heir. 4And, behold, the word of the LORD [came] unto him,
saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be
thine heir. 5And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the
stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6And he
believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness. 7And he said unto him, I [am]
the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
God Confirms His Promise
(Numbers 34:1-15; Romans 4:13-25)
8And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? 9And he said unto him, Take
me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old,
and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. 10And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the
midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. 11And when the fowls
came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.
12And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great
darkness fell upon him. 13And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a
stranger in a land [that is] not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred
years; 14And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come
out with great substance. 15And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a
good old age. 16But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the
Amorites [is] not yet full.
17And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace,
and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.
18In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this
land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
19The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, 20And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and
the Rephaims, 21And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

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« Genesis 16 »
King James Bible
Sarah, Hagar and Ishmael
1Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose
name [was] Hagar. 2And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from
bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram
hearkened to the voice of Sarai. 3And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after
Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his
wife. 4And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived,
her mistress was despised in her eyes. 5And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong [be] upon thee: I
have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in
her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee. 6But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid [is]
in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her
face.
7And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in
the way to Shur. 8And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou
go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai. 9And the angel of the LORD said unto
her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. 10And the angel of the LORD said
unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
11And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou [art] with child, and shalt bear a son, and
shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be] against every man, and every man's hand against
him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
13And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have
I also here looked after him that seeth me? 14Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold,
[it is] between Kadesh and Bered.
15And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
16And Abram [was] fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

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« Genesis 17 »
King James Bible
Abram Named Abraham
1And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him,
I [am] the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
2And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
3And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
4As for me, behold, my covenant [is] with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
5Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of
many nations have I made thee.
6And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out
of thee. 7And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their
generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. 8And I
will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of
Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
The Covenant of Circumcision
(Leviticus 12:1-8; Joshua 5:1-9; Acts 15:1-4)
9And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after
thee in their generations. 10This [is] my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and
thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. 11And ye shall circumcise the
flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you. 12And he that is
eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born
in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which [is] not of thy seed. 13He that is born in
thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant
shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. 14And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh
of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my
covenant.
15And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah
[shall] her name [be]. 16And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her,
and she shall be [a mother] of nations; kings of people shall be of her. 17Then Abraham fell upon
his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall [a child] be born unto him that is an hundred
years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? 18And Abraham said unto God, O that
Ishmael might live before thee! 19And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and
thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting
covenant, [and] with his seed after him. 20And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have
blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he
beget, and I will make him a great nation. 21But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which
Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year. 22And he left off talking with him, and
God went up from Abraham.
23And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought
with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their
foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him. 24And Abraham [was] ninety years old and
nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 25And Ishmael his son [was] thirteen
years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 26In the selfsame day was
Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son. 27And all the men of his house, born in the house, and
bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

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« Genesis 18 »
King James Bible
Abraham's Celestial Visitors
1And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat
of the day; 2And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw
[them], he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, 3And said,
My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 4Let
a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: 5And
I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore
are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said. 6And Abraham hastened into
the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead [it], and
make cakes upon the hearth. 7And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good,
and gave [it] unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it. 8And he took butter, and milk, and the
calf which he had dressed, and set [it] before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and
they did eat.
Sarah Laughs at the Promise
9And they said unto him, Where [is] Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. 10And he
said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have
a son. And Sarah heard [it] in the tent door, which [was] behind him. 11Now Abraham and Sarah
[were] old [and] well stricken in age; [and] it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
12Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my
lord being old also? 13And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I
of a surety bear a child, which am old? 14Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time
appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. 15Then
Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
Abraham Begs for Sodom
16And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to
bring them on the way. 17And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
18Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the
earth shall be blessed in him? 19For I know him, that he will command his children and his
household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that
the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. 20And the LORD said,
Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; 21I will
go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come
unto me; and if not, I will know.
22And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet
before the LORD. 23And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with
the wicked? 24Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not
spare the place for the fifty righteous that [are] therein? 25That be far from thee to do after this
manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that
be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? 26And the LORD said, If I find in
Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. 27And Abraham
answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which [am but]
dust and ashes: 28Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the
city for [lack of] five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy [it]. 29And he
spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I
will not do [it] for forty's sake. 30And he said [unto him], Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will
speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do [it], if I find thirty
there. 31And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure
there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy [it] for twenty's sake. 32And he
said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be
found there. And he said, I will not destroy [it] for ten's sake. 33And the LORD went his way, as
soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

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« Genesis 19 »
King James Bible
Lot Welcomes the Angels
(Genesis 8:1-5)
1And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing
[them] rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; 2And he
said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and
wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will
abide in the street all night. 3And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and
entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did
eat. 4But before they lay down, the men of the city, [even] the men of Sodom, compassed the
house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5And they called unto Lot,
and said unto him, Where [are] the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us,
that we may know them. 6And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
7And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. 8Behold now, I have two daughters which
have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as [is] good
in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my
roof. 9And they said, Stand back. And they said [again], This one [fellow] came in to sojourn, and
he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore
upon the man, [even] Lot, and came near to break the door. 10But the men put forth their hand,
and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. 11And they smote the men that
[were] at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied
themselves to find the door.
Lot Flees to Zoar
12And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy
daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring [them] out of this place: 13For we will
destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the
LORD hath sent us to destroy it. 14And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which
married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city.
But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
15And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy
two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. 16And while he
lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his
two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him
without the city. 17And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said,
Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain,
lest thou be consumed. 18And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord: 19Behold now, thy servant
hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto
me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
20Behold now, this city [is] near to flee unto, and it [is] a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, ([is]
it not a little one?) and my soul shall live. 21And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee
concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.
22Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the
name of the city was called Zoar.
23The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
24Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of
heaven; 25And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and
that which grew upon the ground.
Lot's Wife Looks Back
26But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
27And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD: 28And
he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo,
the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
29And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham,
and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot
dwelt.
Lot and his Daughters
30And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he
feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters. 31And the firstborn said
unto the younger, Our father [is] old, and [there is] not a man in the earth to come in unto us after
the manner of all the earth: 32Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him,
that we may preserve seed of our father. 33And they made their father drink wine that night: and
the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when
she arose. 34And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold,
I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, [and]
lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. 35And they made their father drink wine that
night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor
when she arose. 36Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. 37And the
firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same [is] the father of the Moabites unto this
day. 38And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same [is] the
father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

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« Genesis 20 »
King James Bible
Abraham, Sarah and Abimelech
1And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and
Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. 2And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She [is] my sister: and
Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. 3But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night,
and said to him, Behold, thou [art but] a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she
[is] a man's wife. 4But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a
righteous nation? 5Said he not unto me, She [is] my sister? and she, even she herself said, He [is]
my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this. 6And God
said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also
withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her. 7Now therefore
restore the man [his] wife; for he [is] a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live:
and if thou restore [her] not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that [are] thine.
8Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things
in their ears: and the men were sore afraid. 9Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him,
What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and
on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done. 10And
Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing? 11And Abraham
said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God [is] not in this place; and they will slay me for my
wife's sake. 12And yet indeed [she is] my sister; she [is] the daughter of my father, but not the
daughter of my mother; and she became my wife. 13And it came to pass, when God caused me to
wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This [is] thy kindness which thou shalt shew
unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He [is] my brother. 14And Abimelech
took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave [them] unto Abraham, and
restored him Sarah his wife. 15And Abimelech said, Behold, my land [is] before thee: dwell where it
pleaseth thee. 16And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand [pieces] of
silver: behold, he [is] to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that [are] with thee, and with all
[other]: thus she was reproved. 17So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and
his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare [children]. 18For the LORD had fast closed up all the
wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

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« Genesis 21 »
King James Bible
The Birth of Isaac
(Romans 8:12-17; Galatians 4:1-7)
1And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken. 2For
Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken
to him. 3And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to
him, Isaac. 4And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded
him. 5And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. 6And Sarah
said, God hath made me to laugh, [so that] all that hear will laugh with me. 7And she said, Who
would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born [him]
a son in his old age.
8And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the [same] day that Isaac
was weaned.
Sarah Turns against Hagar
9And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.
10Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this
bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, [even] with Isaac. 11And the thing was very grievous in
Abraham's sight because of his son. 12And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy
sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee,
hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. 13And also of the son of the
bondwoman will I make a nation, because he [is] thy seed. 14And Abraham rose up early in the
morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave [it] unto Hagar, putting [it] on her
shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of
Beersheba.
15And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. 16And she
went, and sat her down over against [him] a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let
me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against [him], and lift up her voice, and wept.
17And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and
said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he
[is]. 18Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. 19And
God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water,
and gave the lad drink.
20And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.
21And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of
Egypt.
The Covenant at Beersheba
22And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake
unto Abraham, saying, God [is] with thee in all that thou doest: 23Now therefore swear unto me
here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: [but]
according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land
wherein thou hast sojourned. 24And Abraham said, I will swear. 25And Abraham reproved
Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away. 26And
Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I
[of it], but to day.
27And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a
covenant. 28And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. 29And Abimelech said
unto Abraham, What [mean] these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? 30And he
said, For [these] seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto
me, that I have digged this well. 31Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they
sware both of them. 32Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and
Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines. 33And
[Abraham] planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the
everlasting God. 34And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.

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« Genesis 22 »
King James Bible
The Offering of Isaac
(John 3:16-21; Romans 5:6-11)
1And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham:
and he said, Behold, [here] I [am]. 2And he said, Take now thy son, thine only [son] Isaac, whom
thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one
of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 3And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled
his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the
burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. 4Then on the
third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 5And Abraham said unto his
young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come
again to you. 6And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid [it] upon Isaac his son;
and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. 7And Isaac
spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here [am] I, my son. And he
said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where [is] the lamb for a burnt offering? 8And Abraham
said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them
together.
9And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid
the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. 10And
Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
The Sacrifice Averted
11And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he
said, Here [am] I. 12And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto
him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only [son]
from me. 13And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind [him] a ram caught in
a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt
offering in the stead of his son. 14And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is
said [to] this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
15And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, 16And said, By
myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld
thy son, thine only [son]: 17That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy
seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall
possess the gate of his enemies; 18And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
because thou hast obeyed my voice. 19So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up
and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
Nahor's Sons
20And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath
also born children unto thy brother Nahor; 21Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the
father of Aram, 22And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 23And Bethuel
begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother. 24And his concubine,
whose name [was] Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

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« Genesis 23 »
King James Bible
The Death and Burial of Sarah
1And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: [these were] the years of the life of
Sarah. 2And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same [is] Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham
came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. 3And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and
spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, 4I [am] a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a
possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. 5And the children
of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, 6Hear us, my lord: thou [art] a mighty prince among
us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his
sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead. 7And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the
people of the land, [even] to the children of Heth. 8And he communed with them, saying, If it be
your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the
son of Zohar, 9That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which [is] in the end of
his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace
amongst you. 10And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered
Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, [even] of all that went in at the gate of his city,
saying, 11Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that [is] therein, I give it thee;
in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead. 12And Abraham bowed
down himself before the people of the land. 13And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the
people of the land, saying, But if thou [wilt give it], I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for
the field; take [it] of me, and I will bury my dead there. 14And Ephron answered Abraham, saying
unto him, 15My lord, hearken unto me: the land [is worth] four hundred shekels of silver; what [is]
that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead. 16And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and
Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth,
four hundred shekels of silver, current [money] with the merchant.
17And the field of Ephron, which [was] in Machpelah, which [was] before Mamre, the field, and the
cave which [was] therein, and all the trees that [were] in the field, that [were] in all the borders
round about, were made sure 18Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of
Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city. 19And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife
in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same [is] Hebron in the land of Canaan.
20And the field, and the cave that [is] therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a
buryingplace by the sons of Heth.

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« Genesis 24 »
King James Bible
A Wife for Isaac
1And Abraham was old, [and] well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.
2And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray
thee, thy hand under my thigh: 3And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and
the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the
Canaanites, among whom I dwell: 4But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and
take a wife unto my son Isaac. 5And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not
be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence
thou camest? 6And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.
7The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my
kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this
land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.
8And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath:
only bring not my son thither again. 9And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his
master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
10And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of
his master [were] in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
11And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the
evening, [even] the time that women go out to draw [water]. 12And he said, O LORD God of my
master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master
Abraham. 13Behold, I stand [here] by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city
come out to draw water: 14And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down
thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink
also: [let the same be] she [that] thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I
know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.
Rebekah is Chosen
15And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was
born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her
shoulder. 16And the damsel [was] very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her:
and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. 17And the servant ran to meet
her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher. 18And she said, Drink, my
lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. 19And when
she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw [water] for thy camels also, until they have
done drinking. 20And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the
well to draw [water], and drew for all his camels. 21And the man wondering at her held his peace,
to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
22And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half
a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten [shekels] weight of gold; 23And said,
Whose daughter [art] thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room [in] thy father's house for us to
lodge in? 24And she said unto him, I [am] the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she
bare unto Nahor. 25She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and
room to lodge in. 26And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD. 27And he said,
Blessed [be] the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his
mercy and his truth: I [being] in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren.
28And the damsel ran, and told [them of] her mother's house these things. 29And Rebekah had a
brother, and his name [was] Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well. 30And it came
to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the
words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man;
and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well. 31And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the
LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.
32And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender
for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that [were] with him. 33And there
was set [meat] before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he
said, Speak on. 34And he said, I [am] Abraham's servant. 35And the LORD hath blessed my master
greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and
menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses. 36And Sarah my master's wife bare a son
to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath. 37And my master
made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites,
in whose land I dwell: 38But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a
wife unto my son. 39And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.
40And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper
thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house: 41Then
shalt thou be clear from [this] my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee
[one], thou shalt be clear from my oath.
42And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do
prosper my way which I go: 43Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that
when the virgin cometh forth to draw [water], and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water
of thy pitcher to drink; 44And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels:
[let] the same [be] the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's son.
45And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on
her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew [water]: and I said unto her, Let me
drink, I pray thee. 46And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her [shoulder], and said,
Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also. 47And
I asked her, and said, Whose daughter [art] thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's
son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her
hands. 48And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of
my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter
unto his son. 49And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me;
that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.
50Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot
speak unto thee bad or good. 51Behold, Rebekah [is] before thee, take [her], and go, and let her
be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken.
52And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD,
[bowing himself] to the earth. 53And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold,
and raiment, and gave [them] to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious
things. 54And they did eat and drink, he and the men that [were] with him, and tarried all night;
and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master. 55And her brother
and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us [a few] days, at the least ten; after that she
shall go. 56And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send
me away that I may go to my master. 57And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her
mouth. 58And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I
will go. 59And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his
men.
60And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou [art] our sister, be thou [the mother] of
thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
61And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and
the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
Isaac Marries Rebekah
62And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country. 63And Isaac
went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold,
the camels [were] coming. 64And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted
off the camel. 65For she [had] said unto the servant, What man [is] this that walketh in the field to
meet us? And the servant [had] said, It [is] my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered
herself. 66And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done. 67And Isaac brought her into his
mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was
comforted after his mother's [death].

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« Genesis 25 »
King James Bible
Abraham and Keturah
1Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name [was] Keturah. 2And she bare him Zimran, and
Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. 3And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan.
And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. 4And the sons of Midian;
Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these [were] the children of Keturah.
5And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. 6But unto the sons of the concubines, which
Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived,
eastward, unto the east country.
The Death of Abraham
(1 Chronicles 1:28-33)
7And these [are] the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and
fifteen years. 8Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full
[of years]; and was gathered to his people. 9And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the
cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which [is] before Mamre;
10The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah
his wife. 11And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and
Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.
The Descendants of Ishmael
12Now these [are] the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's
handmaid, bare unto Abraham: 13And these [are] the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their
names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel,
and Mibsam, 14And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, 15Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and
Kedemah: 16These [are] the sons of Ishmael, and these [are] their names, by their towns, and by
their castles; twelve princes according to their nations. 17And these [are] the years of the life of
Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was
gathered unto his people. 18And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that [is] before Egypt, as thou
goest toward Assyria: [and] he died in the presence of all his brethren.
Jacob and Esau
(Malachi 1:1-5; Romans 9:6-18)
19And these [are] the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac: 20And Isaac was
forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram,
the sister to Laban the Syrian. 21And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she [was]
barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 22And the children
struggled together within her; and she said, If [it be] so, why [am] I thus? And she went to inquire
of the LORD.
23And the LORD said unto her, Two nations [are] in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be
separated from thy bowels; and [the one] people shall be stronger than [the other] people; and
the elder shall serve the younger.
24And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, [there were] twins in her womb. 25And
the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau. 26And after
that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob:
and Isaac [was] threescore years old when she bare them.
27And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob [was] a plain
man, dwelling in tents. 28And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of [his] venison: but Rebekah
loved Jacob.
Esau Sells his Birthright
29And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he [was] faint: 30And Esau said to
Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red [pottage]; for I [am] faint: therefore was his
name called Edom. 31And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. 32And Esau said, Behold, I
[am] at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? 33And Jacob said, Swear to
me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. 34Then Jacob gave
Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus
Esau despised [his] birthright.

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« Genesis 26 »
King James Bible
God's Promise to Isaac
(Genesis 12:1-9)
1And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And
Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. 2And the LORD appeared unto him,
and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: 3Sojourn in this land,
and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these
countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father; 4And I will make thy
seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy
seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; 5Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and
kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
Isaac Deceives Abimelech
6And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: 7And the men of the place asked [him] of his wife; and he said, She [is]
my sister: for he feared to say, [She is] my wife; lest, [said he], the men of the place should kill me
for Rebekah; because she [was] fair to look upon. 8And it came to pass, when he had been there a
long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold,
Isaac [was] sporting with Rebekah his wife. 9And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a
surety she [is] thy wife: and how saidst thou, She [is] my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because
I said, Lest I die for her. 10And Abimelech said, What [is] this thou hast done unto us? one of the
people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.
11And Abimelech charged all [his] people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely
be put to death.
Isaac's Prosperity
12Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD
blessed him. 13And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:
14For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the
Philistines envied him. 15For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of
Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth. 16And Abimelech
said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we. 17And Isaac departed thence,
and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.
18And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his
father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names
after the names by which his father had called them. 19And Isaac's servants digged in the valley,
and found there a well of springing water. 20And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's
herdmen, saying, The water [is] ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they
strove with him. 21And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name
of it Sitnah. 22And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not:
and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us,
and we shall be fruitful in the land.
23And he went up from thence to Beersheba.
24And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I [am] the God of Abraham thy
father: fear not, for I [am] with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant
Abraham's sake.
25And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there:
and there Isaac's servants digged a well.
Isaac's Covenant with Abimelech
26Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief
captain of his army. 27And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me,
and have sent me away from you? 28And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee:
and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, [even] betwixt us and thee, and let us make a
covenant with thee; 29That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have
done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou [art] now the blessed of
the LORD. 30And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink. 31And they rose up betimes in
the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in
peace. 32And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning
the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water. 33And he called it
Shebah: therefore the name of the city [is] Beersheba unto this day.
Esau's Wives
34And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and
Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: 35Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to
Rebekah.

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« Genesis 27 »
King James Bible
Jacob's Deception
1And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he
called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, [here am] I.
2And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death: 3Now therefore take, I pray
thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me [some] venison;
4And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring [it] to me, that I may eat; that my soul
may bless thee before I die.
5And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt [for]
venison, [and] to bring [it]. 6And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy
father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, 7Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I
may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death. 8Now therefore, my son, obey my
voice according to that which I command thee. 9Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence
two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth:
10And thou shalt bring [it] to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his
death. 11And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother [is] a hairy man, and I
[am] a smooth man: 12My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver;
and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing. 13And his mother said unto him, Upon me
[be] thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me [them]. 14And he went, and fetched,
and brought [them] to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.
15And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which [were] with her in the house,
and put them upon Jacob her younger son: 16And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon
his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck: 17And she gave the savoury meat and the bread,
which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
18And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here [am] I; who [art] thou, my
son?
Isaac Blesses Jacob
19And Jacob said unto his father, I [am] Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest
me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me. 20And Isaac said
unto his son, How [is it] that thou hast found [it] so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the
LORD thy God brought [it] to me. 21And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may
feel thee, my son, whether thou [be] my very son Esau or not. 22And Jacob went near unto Isaac
his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice [is] Jacob's voice, but the hands [are] the hands of
Esau. 23And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so
he blessed him. 24And he said, [Art] thou my very son Esau? And he said, I [am]. 25And he said,
Bring [it] near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he
brought [it] near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank. 26And his father
Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.
27And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and
said, See, the smell of my son [is] as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:
28Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn
and wine:
29Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy
mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed [be] every one that curseth thee, and blessed [be] he
that blesseth thee.
The Stolen Blessing
30And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet
scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his
hunting. 31And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his
father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me. 32And Isaac
his father said unto him, Who [art] thou? And he said, I [am] thy son, thy firstborn Esau. 33And
Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where [is] he that hath taken venison, and
brought [it] me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, [and] he
shall be blessed. 34And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and
exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, [even] me also, O my father. 35And he
said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing. 36And he said, Is not he
rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and,
behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for
me? 37And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his
brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what
shall I do now unto thee, my son? 38And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my
father? bless me, [even] me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
39And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the
earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;
40And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when
thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
41And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in
his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob. 42And
these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her
younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself,
[purposing] to kill thee. 43Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my
brother to Haran; 44And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's fury turn away; 45Until thy
brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget [that] which thou hast done to him: then I will
send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?
46And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take
a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these [which are] of the daughters of the land, what good
shall my life do me?

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« Genesis 28 »
King James Bible
Jacob Flees to Laban
1And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take
a wife of the daughters of Canaan. 2Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's
father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother. 3And God
Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of
people; 4And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou
mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham. 5And Isaac
sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of
Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
Esau Marries Mahalath
6When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a
wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a
wife of the daughters of Canaan; 7And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone
to Padanaram; 8And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father; 9Then
went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael
Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
Jacob's Ladder
10And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran. 11And he lighted upon a certain
place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place,
and put [them for] his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. 12And he dreamed, and behold
a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God
ascending and descending on it. 13And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I [am] the
LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I
give it, and to thy seed; 14And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread
abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy
seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15And, behold, I [am] with thee, and will keep
thee in all [places] whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave
thee, until I have done [that] which I have spoken to thee of. 16And Jacob awaked out of his sleep,
and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew [it] not. 17And he was afraid, and said,
How dreadful [is] this place! this [is] none other but the house of God, and this [is] the gate of
heaven.
The Stone of Bethel
18And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put [for] his pillows, and
set it up [for] a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. 19And he called the name of that place
Bethel: but the name of that city [was called] Luz at the first. 20And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If
God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and
raiment to put on, 21So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be
my God: 22And this stone, which I have set [for] a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou
shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

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« Genesis 29 »
King James Bible
Jacob Meets Rachel
1Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east. 2And he
looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there [were] three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out
of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone [was] upon the well's mouth. 3And thither
were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the
sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.
4And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence [be] ye? And they said, Of Haran [are] we. 5And
he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know [him]. 6And he said
unto them, [Is] he well? And they said, [He is] well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with
the sheep. 7And he said, Lo, [it is] yet high day, neither [is it] time that the cattle should be
gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go [and] feed [them]. 8And they said, We cannot, until
all the flocks be gathered together, and [till] they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we
water the sheep.
9And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept them. 10And
it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep
of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth,
and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother. 11And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his
voice, and wept. 12And Jacob told Rachel that he [was] her father's brother, and that he [was]
Rebekah's son: and she ran and told her father.
13And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet
him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these
things.
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
14And Laban said to him, Surely thou [art] my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space
of a month.
15And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou [art] my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for
nought? tell me, what [shall] thy wages [be]? 16And Laban had two daughters: the name of the
elder [was] Leah, and the name of the younger [was] Rachel. 17Leah [was] tender eyed; but
Rachel was beautiful and well favoured. 18And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee
seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter. 19And Laban said, [It is] better that I give her to
thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me. 20And Jacob served seven years
for Rachel; and they seemed unto him [but] a few days, for the love he had to her.
21And Jacob said unto Laban, Give [me] my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto
her. 22And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast. 23And it came to
pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto
her. 24And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid [for] an handmaid. 25And it came to
pass, that in the morning, behold, it [was] Leah: and he said to Laban, What [is] this thou hast
done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me? 26And
Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn. 27Fulfil
her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven
other years. 28And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to
wife also. 29And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid. 30And he
went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven
other years.
Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah
31And when the LORD saw that Leah [was] hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel [was] barren.
32And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the
LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me. 33And she
conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the LORD hath heard that I [was] hated, he
hath therefore given me this [son] also: and she called his name Simeon. 34And she conceived
again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have
born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi. 35And she conceived again, and bare a
son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah; and left
bearing.

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« Genesis 30 »
King James Bible
Dan and Naphtali
1And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto
Jacob, Give me children, or else I die. 2And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said,
[Am] I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb? 3And she said, Behold
my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children
by her. 4And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her. 5And Bilhah
conceived, and bare Jacob a son. 6And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my
voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan. 7And Bilhah Rachel's maid
conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son. 8And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I
wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.
Gad and Asher
9When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.
10And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son. 11And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his
name Gad. 12And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son. 13And Leah said, Happy am I, for
the daughters will call me blessed: and she called his name Asher.
14And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought
them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's
mandrakes. 15And she said unto her, [Is it] a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? and
wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with
thee to night for thy son's mandrakes. 16And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah
went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my
son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.
Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah
17And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. 18And Leah said,
God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his
name Issachar. 19And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son. 20And Leah said, God
hath endued me [with] a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born
him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun. 21And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called
her name Dinah.
The Birth of Joseph
22And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. 23And she
conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach: 24And she called his
name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son.
Jacob Prospers
25And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away,
that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country. 26Give [me] my wives and my children, for
whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.
27And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, [tarry: for] I have
learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake. 28And he said, Appoint me thy
wages, and I will give [it]. 29And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and
how thy cattle was with me. 30For [it was] little which thou hadst before I [came], and it is [now]
increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall
I provide for mine own house also? 31And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou
shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed [and] keep thy flock:
32I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle,
and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and [of
such] shall be my hire. 33So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall
come for my hire before thy face: every one that [is] not speckled and spotted among the goats,
and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me. 34And Laban said, Behold, I
would it might be according to thy word. 35And he removed that day the he goats that were
ringstraked and spotted, and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, [and] every one
that had [some] white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave [them] into the hand of
his sons. 36And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of
Laban's flocks.
37And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white
strakes in them, and made the white appear which [was] in the rods. 38And he set the rods which
he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to
drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink. 39And the flocks conceived before the
rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted. 40And Jacob did separate the
lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of
Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle. 41And it
came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes
of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods. 42But when the cattle were
feeble, he put [them] not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's. 43And the man
increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and
asses.

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« Genesis 31 »
King James Bible
Jacob Flees from Laban
1And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that [was] our father's;
and of [that] which [was] our father's hath he gotten all this glory. 2And Jacob beheld the
countenance of Laban, and, behold, it [was] not toward him as before. 3And the LORD said unto
Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee. 4And Jacob
sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock, 5And said unto them, I see your father's
countenance, that it [is] not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.
6And ye know that with all my power I have served your father. 7And your father hath deceived
me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me. 8If he said thus, The
speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked
shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked. 9Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your
father, and given [them] to me. 10And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I
lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle
[were] ringstraked, speckled, and grisled. 11And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream,
[saying], Jacob: And I said, Here [am] I. 12And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the
rams which leap upon the cattle [are] ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that
Laban doeth unto thee. 13I [am] the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, [and] where
thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of
thy kindred. 14And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, [Is there] yet any portion or
inheritance for us in our father's house? 15Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold
us, and hath quite devoured also our money. 16For all the riches which God hath taken from our
father, that [is] ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.
17Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels; 18And he carried away all his
cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in
Padanaram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan. 19And Laban went to shear his
sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that [were] her father's. 20And Jacob stole away
unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled. 21So he fled with all that he
had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face [toward] the mount Gilead.
Laban Pursues Jacob
22And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled. 23And he took his brethren with him,
and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead. 24And God
came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not
to Jacob either good or bad.
25Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his
brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead. 26And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that
thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives [taken] with
the sword? 27Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell
me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?
28And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in
[so] doing. 29It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto
me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad. 30And
now, [though] thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house,
[yet] wherefore hast thou stolen my gods? 31And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I
was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me. 32With
whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what [is]
thine with me, and take [it] to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.
33And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but
he found [them] not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent. 34Now
Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban
searched all the tent, but found [them] not. 35And she said to her father, Let it not displease my
lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women [is] upon me. And he searched,
but found not the images.
36And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What [is]
my trespass? what [is] my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? 37Whereas thou hast
searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? set [it] here before my
brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both. 38This twenty years [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. 39That which was torn [of beasts] I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it;
of my hand didst thou require it, [whether] stolen by day, or stolen by night. 40[Thus] I was; in the
day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.
41Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters,
and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten times. 42Except the God of my
father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me
away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked [thee]
yesternight.
Jacob's Covenant with Laban
43And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, [These] daughters [are] my daughters, and [these]
children [are] my children, and [these] cattle [are] my cattle, and all that thou seest [is] mine: and
what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?
44Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness
between me and thee. 45And Jacob took a stone, and set it up [for] a pillar. 46And Jacob said unto
his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon
the heap. 47And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed. 48And Laban said, This
heap [is] a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;
49And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from
another. 50If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take [other] wives beside my
daughters, no man [is] with us; see, God [is] witness betwixt me and thee. 51And Laban said to
Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold [this] pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee; 52This
heap [be] witness, and [this] pillar [be] witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and
that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm. 53The God of Abraham,
and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his
father Isaac. 54Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread:
and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount. 55And early in the morning Laban rose
up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned
unto his place.

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« Genesis 32 »
King James Bible
Jacob's Fear of Esau
1And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 2And when Jacob saw them, he said,
This [is] God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
3And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of
Edom. 4And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant
Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now: 5And I have oxen, and
asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may
find grace in thy sight.
6And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh
to meet thee, and four hundred men with him. 7Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and
he divided the people that [was] with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two
bands; 8And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is
left shall escape.
9And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst
unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee: 10I am not
worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy
servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands. 11Deliver
me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will
come and smite me, [and] the mother with the children. 12And thou saidst, I will surely do thee
good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
13And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau
his brother; 14Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,
15Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals.
16And he delivered [them] into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto
his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove. 17And he commanded
the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose [art]
thou? and whither goest thou? and whose [are] these before thee? 18Then thou shalt say, [They
be] thy servant Jacob's; it [is] a present sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, also he [is] behind
us. 19And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On
this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him. 20And say ye moreover, Behold, thy
servant Jacob [is] behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me,
and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me. 21So went the present over
before him: and himself lodged that night in the company.
Jacob Wrestles with God
22And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven
sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok. 23And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and
sent over that he had.
24And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. 25And
when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow
of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. 26And he said, Let me go, for the day
breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. 27And he said unto him, What
[is] thy name? And he said, Jacob. 28And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but
Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. 29And Jacob
asked [him], and said, Tell [me], I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore [is] it [that] thou
dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there. 30And Jacob called the name of the place
Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. 31And as he passed over Penuel
the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh. 32Therefore the children of Israel eat not [of]
the sinew which shrank, which [is] upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched
the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.

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« Genesis 33 »
King James Bible
Jacob Meets Esau
1And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred
men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. 2And
he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and
Joseph hindermost. 3And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven
times, until he came near to his brother.
4And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they
wept. 5And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who [are] those
with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant. 6Then the
handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves. 7And Leah also with
her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they
bowed themselves. 8And he said, What [meanest] thou by all this drove which I met? And he said,
[These are] to find grace in the sight of my lord. 9And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep
that thou hast unto thyself. 10And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy
sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had
seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me. 11Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is
brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he
urged him, and he took [it].
12And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee. 13And he said unto
him, My lord knoweth that the children [are] tender, and the flocks and herds with young [are]
with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die. 14Let my lord, I pray
thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth
before me and the children be able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.
15And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee [some] of the folk that [are] with me. And he said,
What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord. 16So Esau returned that day on his way
unto Seir. 17And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his
cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.
Jacob Settles in Shechem
18And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which [is] in the land of Canaan, when he came
from Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city. 19And he bought a parcel of a field, where
he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred
pieces of money. 20And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.

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« Genesis 34 »
King James Bible
The Defiling of Dinah
1And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the
land. 2And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took
her, and lay with her, and defiled her. 3And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and
he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel. 4And Shechem spake unto his father
Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife. 5And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his
daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they were
come. 6And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him. 7And the
sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard [it]: and the men were grieved, and they were
very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing
ought not to be done.
8And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter:
I pray you give her him to wife. 9And make ye marriages with us, [and] give your daughters unto
us, and take our daughters unto you. 10And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before
you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein. 11And Shechem said unto her
father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will
give. 12Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me:
but give me the damsel to wife.
The Revenge of Dinah's Brothers
13And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he
had defiled Dinah their sister: 14And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our
sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that [were] a reproach unto us: 15But in this will we consent
unto you: If ye will be as we [be], that every male of you be circumcised; 16Then will we give our
daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will
become one people. 17But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our
daughter, and we will be gone.
18And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son. 19And the young man deferred not
to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he [was] more honourable than
all the house of his father. 20And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and
communed with the men of their city, saying, 21These men [are] peaceable with us; therefore let
them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, [it is] large enough for them; let us
take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters. 22Only herein will the
men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be
circumcised, as they [are] circumcised. 23[Shall] not their cattle and their substance and every
beast of theirs [be] ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us. 24And unto
Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every
male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.
25And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon
and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all
the males. 26And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took
Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out. 27The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and
spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister. 28They took their sheep, and their oxen, and
their asses, and that which [was] in the city, and that which [was] in the field, 29And all their
wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all that [was] in
the house. 30And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among
the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I [being] few in number,
they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my
house. 31And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?

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« Genesis 35 »
King James Bible
Jacob Returns to Bethel
1And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto
God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother. 2Then Jacob
said unto his household, and to all that [were] with him, Put away the strange gods that [are]
among you, and be clean, and change your garments: 3And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I
will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in
the way which I went. 4And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which [were] in their hand,
and [all their] earrings which [were] in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which [was]
by Shechem.
5And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that [were] round about them, and
they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob. 6So Jacob came to Luz, which [is] in the land of
Canaan, that [is], Bethel, he and all the people that [were] with him. 7And he built there an altar,
and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of
his brother. 8But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak:
and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.
Jacob is Named Israel
9And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.
10And God said unto him, Thy name [is] Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but
Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.
11And God said unto him, I [am] God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of
nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;
12And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee
will I give the land.
13And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him. 14And Jacob set up a pillar in
the place where he talked with him, [even] a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering
thereon, and he poured oil thereon. 15And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake
with him, Bethel.
Benjamin is Born, Rachel Dies
16And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel
travailed, and she had hard labour. 17And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the
midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also. 18And it came to pass, as her soul
was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him
Benjamin. 19And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which [is] Bethlehem. 20And
Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that [is] the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day. 21And Israel
journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.
The Sons of Jacob
(1 Chronicles 2:1-2)
22And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his
father's concubine: and Israel heard [it]. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: 23The sons of Leah;
Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: 24The
sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin: 25And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and
Naphtali: 26And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these [are] the sons of
Jacob, which were born to him in Padanaram.
The Death of Isaac
27And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which [is] Hebron,
where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
28And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years. 29And Isaac gave up the ghost, and
died, and was gathered unto his people, [being] old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob
buried him.

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« Genesis 36 »
King James Bible
Esau's Descendants
1Now these [are] the generations of Esau, who [is] Edom.
2Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and
Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite; 3And Bashemath Ishmael's
daughter, sister of Nebajoth. 4And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel; 5And
Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these [are] the sons of Esau, which were born
unto him in the land of Canaan.
6And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his
cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went
into the country from the face of his brother Jacob. 7For their riches were more than that they
might dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of
their cattle. 8Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau [is] Edom.
9And these [are] the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir: 10These [are]
the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath
the wife of Esau. 11And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.
12And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these [were]
the sons of Adah Esau's wife. 13And these [are] the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah,
and Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife. 14And these were the sons of
Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau
Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
The Chiefs of Edom
(1 Chronicles 1:43-54)
15These [were] dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the firstborn [son] of Esau; duke
Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz, 16Duke Korah, duke Gatam, [and] duke Amalek:
these [are] the dukes [that came] of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these [were] the sons of Adah.
17And these [are] the sons of Reuel Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, duke Shammah, duke
Mizzah: these [are] the dukes [that came] of Reuel in the land of Edom; these [are] the sons of
Bashemath Esau's wife. 18And these [are] the sons of Aholibamah Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke
Jaalam, duke Korah: these [were] the dukes [that came] of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah,
Esau's wife. 19These [are] the sons of Esau, who [is] Edom, and these [are] their dukes.
20These [are] the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon,
and Anah, 21And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these [are] the dukes of the Horites, the children
of Seir in the land of Edom. 22And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister
[was] Timna. 23And the children of Shobal [were] these; Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho,
and Onam. 24And these [are] the children of Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this [was that] Anah
that found the mules in the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father. 25And the children
of Anah [were] these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah. 26And these [are] the
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children of Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran. The children of Ezer [are]
these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan. 28The children of Dishan [are] these; Uz, and Aran. 29These
[are] the dukes [that came] of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,
30Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these [are] the dukes [that came] of Hori, among their
dukes in the land of Seir.
The Kings of Edom
31And these [are] the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over
the children of Israel. 32And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his city [was]
Dinhabah. 33And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead. 34And
Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in his stead. 35And Husham died, and
Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the
name of his city [was] Avith. 36And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.
37And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth [by] the river reigned in his stead. 38And Saul died, and
Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead. 39And Baalhanan the son of Achbor died, and
Hadar reigned in his stead: and the name of his city [was] Pau; and his wife's name [was]
Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
40And these [are] the names of the dukes [that came] of Esau, according to their families, after
their places, by their names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth, 41Duke Aholibamah, duke
Elah, duke Pinon, 42Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar, 43Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these
[be] the dukes of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession: he [is] Esau
the father of the Edomites.

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« Genesis 37 »
King James Bible
Joseph's Dreams
1And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. 2These [are]
the generations of Jacob. Joseph, [being] seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his
brethren; and the lad [was] with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives:
and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report. 3Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his
children, because he [was] the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of [many] colours.
4And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him,
and could not speak peaceably unto him.
5And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told [it] his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
6And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: 7For, behold, we
[were] binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold,
your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. 8And his brethren said to him,
Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him
yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
9And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a
dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
10And he told [it] to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him,
What [is] this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed
come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? 11And his brethren envied him; but his father
observed the saying.
Joseph Sold by his Brothers
12And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem. 13And Israel said unto Joseph, Do
not thy brethren feed [the flock] in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to
him, Here [am I]. 14And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren,
and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and
he came to Shechem.
15And a certain man found him, and, behold, [he was] wandering in the field: and the man asked
him, saying, What seekest thou? 16And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where
they feed [their flocks]. 17And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say, Let
us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
18And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against
him to slay him. 19And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. 20Come now
therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath
devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams. 21And Reuben heard [it], and he
delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him. 22And Reuben said unto them, Shed
no blood, [but] cast him into this pit that [is] in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he
might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again. 23And it came to pass, when
Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, [his] coat of [many]
colours that [was] on him; 24And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit [was] empty,
[there was] no water in it.
25And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a
company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh,
going to carry [it] down to Egypt. 26And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit [is it] if we slay
our brother, and conceal his blood? 27Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our
hand be upon him; for he [is] our brother [and] our flesh. And his brethren were content. 28Then
there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and
sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty [pieces] of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
29And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph [was] not in the pit; and he rent his
clothes. 30And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child [is] not; and I, whither shall I go?
Jacob Mourns Joseph
31And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;
32And they sent the coat of [many] colours, and they brought [it] to their father; and said, This
have we found: know now whether it [be] thy son's coat or no. 33And he knew it, and said, [It is]
my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces. 34And
Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
35And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted;
and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.
36And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, [and] captain of
the guard.

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« Genesis 38 »
King James Bible
Judah and Tamar
(1 Chronicles 2:3-12)
1And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a
certain Adullamite, whose name [was] Hirah. 2And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain
Canaanite, whose name [was] Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her. 3And she conceived,
and bare a son; and he called his name Er. 4And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she
called his name Onan. 5And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah:
and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.
6And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name [was] Tamar. 7And Er, Judah's firstborn,
was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him. 8And Judah said unto Onan, Go in
unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. 9And Onan knew that the
seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he
spilled [it] on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. 10And the thing which he did
displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also. 11Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law,
Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure
he die also, as his brethren [did]. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.
12And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died; and Judah was comforted, and
went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite. 13And it was
told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep. 14And she put
her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an
open place, which [is] by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not
given unto him to wife. 15When Judah saw her, he thought her [to be] an harlot; because she had
covered her face. 16And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, 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, that thou mayest come in unto me? 17And he said, I will send [thee] a kid from the flock.
And she said, Wilt thou give [me] a pledge, till thou send [it]? 18And he said, What pledge shall I
give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that [is] in thine hand. And he
gave [it] her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him. 19And she arose, and went away,
and laid by her vail from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.
20And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive [his] pledge from the
woman's hand: but he found her not. 21Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where [is]
the harlot, that [was] openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in this [place].
22And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find her; and also the men of the place said, [that]
there was no harlot in this [place]. 23And Judah said, Let her take [it] to her, lest we be shamed:
behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.
24And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter
in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she [is] with child by whoredom. And Judah said,
Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. 25When she [was] brought forth, she sent to her father in
law, saying, By the man, whose these [are, am] I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee,
whose [are] these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff. 26And Judah acknowledged [them], and
said, She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he
knew her again no more.
The Birth of Pharez and Zarah
27And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins [were] in her womb. 28And it
came to pass, when she travailed, that [the one] put out [his] hand: and the midwife took and
bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. 29And it came to pass, as he
drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth?
[this] breach [be] upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. 30And afterward came out his
brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.

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« Genesis 39 »
King James Bible
Joseph and Potiphar's Wife
1And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard,
an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.
2And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his
master the Egyptian. 3And his master saw that the LORD [was] with him, and that the LORD made
all that he did to prosper in his hand. 4And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and
he made him overseer over his house, and all [that] he had he put into his hand. 5And it came to
pass from the time [that] he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that
the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon
all that he had in the house, and in the field. 6And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he
knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was [a] goodly [person], and
well favoured. 7And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon
Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. 8But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my
master wotteth not what [is] with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my
hand; 9[There is] none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me
but thee, because thou [art] his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against
God? 10And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her,
to lie by her, [or] to be with her. 11And it came to pass about this time, that [Joseph] went into the
house to do his business; and [there was] none of the men of the house there within. 12And she
caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and
got him out.
Joseph Falsely Imprisoned
13And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,
14That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought
in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:
15And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment
with me, and fled, and got him out. 16And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came
home. 17And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which
thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me: 18And it came to pass, as I lifted up my
voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.
19And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him,
saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled. 20And Joseph's master
took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners [were] bound: and he
was there in the prison. 21But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him
favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 22And the keeper of the prison committed to
Joseph's hand all the prisoners that [were] in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was
the doer [of it]. 23The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing [that was] under his hand;
because the LORD was with him, and [that] which he did, the LORD made [it] to prosper.

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« Genesis 40 »
King James Bible
The Cupbearer and the Baker
1And it came to pass after these things, [that] the butler of the king of Egypt and [his] baker had
offended their lord the king of Egypt. 2And Pharaoh was wroth against two [of] his officers, against
the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers. 3And he put them in ward in the house
of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph [was] bound. 4And the captain
of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.
5And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according
to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which [were]
bound in the prison. 6And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and,
behold, they [were] sad. 7And he asked Pharaoh's officers that [were] with him in the ward of his
lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye [so] sadly to day? 8And they said unto him, We have
dreamed a dream, and [there is] no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, [Do] not
interpretations [belong] to God? tell me [them], I pray you.
9And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine [was]
before me; 10And in the vine [were] three branches: and it [was] as though it budded, [and] her
blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes: 11And Pharaoh's cup [was]
in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into
Pharaoh's hand. 12And Joseph said unto him, This [is] the interpretation of it: The three branches
[are] three days: 13Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto
thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou
wast his butler. 14But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee,
unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house: 15For indeed I
was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they
should put me into the dungeon.
16When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also [was] in
my dream, and, behold, [I had] three white baskets on my head: 17And in the uppermost basket
[there was] of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket
upon my head. 18And Joseph answered and said, This [is] the interpretation thereof: The three
baskets [are] three days: 19Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and
shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
20And it came to pass the third day, [which was] Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all
his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his
servants. 21And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into
Pharaoh's hand: 22But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them. 23Yet did
not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

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« Genesis 41 »
King James Bible
The Dreams of Pharaoh
1And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by
the river. 2And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed;
and they fed in a meadow. 3And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill
favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the [other] kine upon the brink of the river. 4And the ill
favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.
5And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one
stalk, rank and good. 6And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after
them. 7And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and,
behold, [it was] a dream. 8And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he
sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them
his dream; but [there was] none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
9Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day: 10Pharaoh
was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, [both] me
and the chief baker: 11And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man
according to the interpretation of his dream. 12And [there was] there with us a young man, an
Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our
dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret. 13And it came to pass, as he
interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.
Joseph Interprets Pharaoh's Dreams
14Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he
shaved [himself], and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. 15And Pharaoh said unto
Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and [there is] none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of
thee, [that] thou canst understand a dream to interpret it. 16And Joseph answered Pharaoh,
saying, [It is] not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace. 17And Pharaoh said unto
Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river: 18And, behold, there came up
out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow: 19And,
behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I
never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness: 20And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up
the first seven fat kine: 21And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had
eaten them; but they [were] still ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke. 22And I saw in my
dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good: 23And, behold, seven ears,
withered, thin, [and] blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them: 24And the thin ears
devoured the seven good ears: and I told [this] unto the magicians; but [there was] none that
could declare [it] to me.
25And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh [is] one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what
he [is] about to do. 26The seven good kine [are] seven years; and the seven good ears [are] seven
years: the dream [is] one. 27And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them [are]
seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.
28This [is] the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God [is] about to do he sheweth
unto Pharaoh. 29Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:
30And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in
the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land; 31And the plenty shall not be known in
the land by reason of that famine following; for it [shall be] very grievous. 32And for that the
dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; [it is] because the thing [is] established by God, and God
will shortly bring it to pass. 33Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set
him over the land of Egypt. 34Let Pharaoh do [this], and let him appoint officers over the land, and
take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years. 35And let them gather all
the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them
keep food in the cities. 36And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of
famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.
Joseph Given Charge of Egypt
37And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.
38And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find [such a one] as this [is], a man in whom the
Spirit of God [is]? 39And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this,
[there is] none so discreet and wise as thou [art]: 40Thou shalt be over my house, and according
unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. 41And
Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. 42And Pharaoh took off
his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen,
and put a gold chain about his neck; 43And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he
had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him [ruler] over all the land of Egypt.
44And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I [am] Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or
foot in all the land of Egypt. 45And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave
him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over [all] the
land of Egypt.
The Seven Years of Plenty
46And Joseph [was] thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went
out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. 47And in the seven
plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls. 48And he gathered up all the food of the
seven years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the
field, which [was] round about every city, laid he up in the same. 49And Joseph gathered corn as
the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for [it was] without number.
The Sons of Joseph
50And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the
daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him. 51And Joseph called the name of the firstborn
Manasseh: For God, [said he], hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house. 52And
the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my
affliction.
The Famine Begins
53And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended. 54And the
seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all
lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. 55And when all the land of Egypt was famished,
the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph;
what he saith to you, do. 56And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened
all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
57And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy [corn]; because that the famine was [so]
sore in all lands.

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« Genesis 42 »
King James Bible
Joseph's Brothers Sent to Egypt
1Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one
upon another? 2And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down
thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die. 3And Joseph's ten brethren
went down to buy corn in Egypt. 4But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his
brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him. 5And the sons of Israel came to buy
[corn] among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
6And Joseph [was] the governor over the land, [and] he [it was] that sold to all the people of the
land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him [with] their faces to
the earth. 7And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them,
and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the
land of Canaan to buy food.
8And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him. 9And Joseph remembered the dreams
which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye [are] spies; to see the nakedness of the land
ye are come. 10And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.
11We [are] all one man's sons; we [are] true [men], thy servants are no spies. 12And he said unto
them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come. 13And they said, Thy servants [are]
twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest [is] this
day with our father, and one [is] not. 14And Joseph said unto them, That [is it] that I spake unto
you, saying, Ye [are] spies: 15Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go
forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither. 16Send one of you, and let him fetch your
brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether [there be any]
truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye [are] spies. 17And he put them all together
into ward three days.
18And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; [for] I fear God: 19If ye [be] true
[men], let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the
famine of your houses: 20But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified,
and ye shall not die. And they did so. 21And they said one to another, We [are] verily guilty
concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we
would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us. 22And Reuben answered them, saying,
Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore,
behold, also his blood is required. 23And they knew not that Joseph understood [them]; for he
spake unto them by an interpreter. 24And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and
returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him
before their eyes.
Joseph's Brothers Return to Canaan
25Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man's money into his
sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he unto them.
26And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence. 27And as one of them opened his
sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it [was] in his sack's
mouth. 28And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, [it is] even in my sack: and
their heart failed [them], and they were afraid, saying one to another, What [is] this [that] God
hath done unto us?
29And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell unto
them; saying, 30The man, [who is] the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies
of the country. 31And we said unto him, We [are] true [men]; we are no spies: 32We [be] twelve
brethren, sons of our father; one [is] not, and the youngest [is] this day with our father in the land
of Canaan. 33And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye [are]
true [men]; leave one of your brethren [here] with me, and take [food for] the famine of your
households, and be gone: 34And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye
[are] no spies, but [that] ye [are] true [men: so] will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall
traffick in the land.
35And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man's bundle of money
[was] in his sack: and when [both] they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were
afraid. 36And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved [of my children]: Joseph [is]
not, and Simeon [is] not, and ye will take Benjamin [away]: all these things are against me. 37And
Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into
my hand, and I will bring him to thee again. 38And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for
his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then
shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

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« Genesis 43 »
King James Bible
The Return to Egypt with Benjamin
1And the famine [was] sore in the land. 2And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn
which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.
3And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see
my face, except your brother [be] with you. 4If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down
and buy thee food: 5But if thou wilt not send [him], we will not go down: for the man said unto us,
Ye shall not see my face, except your brother [be] with you. 6And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye
[so] ill with me, [as] to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother? 7And they said, The man asked
us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, [Is] your father yet alive? have ye [another]
brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he
would say, Bring your brother down? 8And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me,
and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, [and] also our little
ones. 9I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and
set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever: 10For except we had lingered, surely
now we had returned this second time.
11And their father Israel said unto them, If [it must be] so now, do this; take of the best fruits in
the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices,
and myrrh, nuts, and almonds: 12And take double money in your hand; and the money that was
brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry [it] again in your hand; peradventure it [was] an
oversight: 13Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man: 14And God Almighty give
you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be
bereaved [of my children], I am bereaved. 15And the men took that present, and they took double
money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before
Joseph.
Joseph's Hospitality to his Brothers
16And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring [these] men
home, and slay, and make ready; for [these] men shall dine with me at noon. 17And the man did
as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house. 18And the men were afraid,
because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was
returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and
fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses. 19And they came near to the steward of
Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house, 20And said, O sir, we came
indeed down at the first time to buy food: 21And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that
we opened our sacks, and, behold, [every] man's money [was] in the mouth of his sack, our
money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand. 22And other money have we
brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks. 23And he
said, Peace [be] to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in
your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them. 24And the man brought the
men into Joseph's house, and gave [them] water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their
asses provender. 25And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard
that they should eat bread there.
26And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which [was] in their hand into the
house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth. 27And he asked them of [their] welfare, and
said, [Is] your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? [Is] he yet alive? 28And they answered,
Thy servant our father [is] in good health, he [is] yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and
made obeisance. 29And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and
said, [Is] this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious
unto thee, my son. 30And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he
sought [where] to weep; and he entered into [his] chamber, and wept there. 31And he washed his
face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread. 32And they set on for him by
himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves:
because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that [is] an abomination unto the
Egyptians. 33And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest
according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another. 34And he took [and sent] messes
unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they
drank, and were merry with him.

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« Genesis 44 »
King James Bible
Benjamin and the Silver Cup
1And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks [with] food, as much as
they can carry, and put every man's money in his sack's mouth. 2And put my cup, the silver cup, in
the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the word that
Joseph had spoken. 3As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their
asses. 4[And] when they were gone out of the city, [and] not [yet] far off, Joseph said unto his
steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore
have ye rewarded evil for good? 5[Is] not this [it] in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed
he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.
6And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words. 7And they said unto him,
Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this
thing: 8Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto thee out
of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold? 9With
whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen.
10And he said, Now also [let] it [be] according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be
my servant; and ye shall be blameless. 11Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the
ground, and opened every man his sack. 12And he searched, [and] began at the eldest, and left at
the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. 13Then they rent their clothes, and laded
every man his ass, and returned to the city.
14And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he [was] yet there: and they fell before
him on the ground. 15And Joseph said unto them, What deed [is] this that ye have done? wot ye
not that such a man as I can certainly divine? 16And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord?
what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy
servants: behold, we [are] my lord's servants, both we, and [he] also with whom the cup is found.
17And he said, God forbid that I should do so: [but] the man in whose hand the cup is found, he
shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.
Judah Pleads for Benjamin
18Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word
in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou [art] even as Pharaoh.
19My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother? 20And we said unto my lord,
We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and
he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him. 21And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring
him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him. 22And we said unto my lord, The lad
cannot leave his father: for [if] he should leave his father, [his father] would die. 23And thou saidst
unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no
more. 24And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words
of my lord. 25And our father said, Go again, [and] buy us a little food. 26And we said, We cannot
go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down: for we may not see the man's
face, except our youngest brother [be] with us. 27And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know
that my wife bare me two [sons]: 28And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in
pieces; and I saw him not since: 29And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye
shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. 30Now therefore when I come to thy
servant my father, and the lad [be] not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;
31It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad [is] not [with us], that he will die: and thy
servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave. 32For
thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I
shall bear the blame to my father for ever. 33Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide
instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren. 34For how shall I
go up to my father, and the lad [be] not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come
on my father.

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« Genesis 45 »
King James Bible
Joseph Reveals his Identity
1Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every
man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto
his brethren. 2And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard. 3And
Joseph said unto his brethren, I [am] Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not
answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.
4And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he
said, I [am] Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. 5Now therefore be not grieved, nor
angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
6For these two years [hath] the famine [been] in the land: and yet [there are] five years, in the
which [there shall] neither [be] earing nor harvest. 7And God sent me before you to preserve you a
posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. 8So now [it was] not you
[that] sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his
house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
Joseph Sends for his Father
9Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made
me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not: 10And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen,
and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks,
and thy herds, and all that thou hast: 11And there will I nourish thee; for yet [there are] five years
of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty. 12And, behold,
your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that [it is] my mouth that speaketh unto you.
13And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall
haste and bring down my father hither. 14And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept;
and Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them:
and after that his brethren talked with him.
Pharaoh Invites Jacob to Egypt
16And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it
pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants. 17And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren,
This do ye; lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; 18And take your father and
your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall
eat the fat of the land. 19Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of
Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come. 20Also regard not
your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt [is] yours.
21And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment
of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way. 22To all of them he gave each man changes of
raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred [pieces] of silver, and five changes of raiment.
23And to his father he sent after this [manner]; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and
ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way.
24
So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out
by the way.
The Revival of Jacob
25And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father, 26And
told him, saying, Joseph [is] yet alive, and he [is] governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's
heart fainted, for he believed them not. 27And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had
said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of
Jacob their father revived: 28And Israel said, [It is] enough; Joseph my son [is] yet alive: I will go
and see him before I die.

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« Genesis 46 »
King James Bible
Jacob's Journey to Egypt
1And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices
unto the God of his father Isaac. 2And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said,
Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here [am] I. 3And he said, I [am] God, the God of thy father: fear not
to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation: 4I will go down with thee into
Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up [again]: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.
5And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little
ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 6And they took their
cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob,
and all his seed with him: 7His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons'
daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.
Those who went to Egypt
(Exodus 1:1-7)
8And these [are] the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons:
Reuben, Jacob's firstborn. 9And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.
10And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the
son of a Canaanitish woman. 11And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 12And the sons
of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zerah: but Er and Onan died in the land of
Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul. 13And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and
Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron. 14And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel. 15These
[be] the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the
souls of his sons and his daughters [were] thirty and three. 16And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and
Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli. 17And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah,
and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel. 18These
[are] the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob,
[even] sixteen souls. 19The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin. 20And unto Joseph
in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah
priest of On bare unto him. 21And the sons of Benjamin [were] Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel,
Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard. 22These [are] the sons of
Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls [were] fourteen. 23And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
24And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. 25These [are] the sons of
Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls
[were] seven. 26All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides
Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls [were] threescore and six; 27And the sons of Joseph, which were
born him in Egypt, [were] two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt,
[were] threescore and ten.
Joseph Meets Jacob
28And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into
the land of Goshen. 29And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to
Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good
while. 30And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou
[art] yet alive. 31And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father's house, I will go up, and
shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father's house, which [were] in the land of
Canaan, are come unto me; 32And the men [are] shepherds, for their trade hath been to feed
cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have. 33And it shall
come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What [is] your occupation? 34That ye
shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, [and]
also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd [is] an abomination
unto the Egyptians.

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« Genesis 47 »
King James Bible
Jacob Settles in Goshen
1Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and
their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they [are] in
the land of Goshen. 2And he took some of his brethren, [even] five men, and presented them unto
Pharaoh. 3And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What [is] your occupation? And they said unto
Pharaoh, Thy servants [are] shepherds, both we, [and] also our fathers. 4They said moreover unto
Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we come; for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks;
for the famine [is] sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell
in the land of Goshen. 5And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are
come unto thee: 6The land of Egypt [is] before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and
brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest [any] men of activity
among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.
7And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
8And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old [art] thou? 9And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the
years of my pilgrimage [are] an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years
of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the
days of their pilgrimage. 10And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh. 11And
Joseph placed 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. 12And Joseph nourished his
father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to [their] families.
Joseph's Leadership in Famine
13And [there was] no bread in all the land; for the famine [was] very sore, so that the land of Egypt
and [all] the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine. 14And Joseph gathered up all the
money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they
bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house. 15And when money failed in the land
of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread:
for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth. 16And Joseph said, Give your cattle;
and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail. 17And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and
Joseph gave them bread [in exchange] for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the
herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year. 18When that
year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide [it] from
my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought left
in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands: 19Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes,
both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto
Pharaoh: and give [us] seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.
20And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field,
because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh's. 21And as for the people,
he removed them to cities from [one] end of the borders of Egypt even to the [other] end thereof.
22Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion [assigned them] of
Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.
23Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for
Pharaoh: lo, [here is] seed for you, and ye shall sow the land. 24And it shall come to pass in the
increase, that ye shall give the fifth [part] unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed
of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.
25And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be
Pharaoh's servants. 26And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, [that]
Pharaoh should have the fifth [part]; except the land of the priests only, [which] became not
Pharaoh's.
27And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein,
and grew, and multiplied exceedingly. 28And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so
the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.
29And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If
now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and
truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt: 30But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt
carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said.
31And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's
head.

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« Genesis 48 »
King James Bible
Jacob Blesses Ephraim and Manasseh
1And it came to pass after these things, that [one] told Joseph, Behold, thy father [is] sick: and he
took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. 2And [one] told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy
son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed. 3And Jacob
said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
4And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a
multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee [for] an everlasting possession.
5And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt
before I came unto thee into Egypt, [are] mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine. 6And
thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, [and] shall be called after the name of
their brethren in their inheritance. 7And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in
the land of Canaan in the way, when yet [there was] but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I
buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same [is] Bethlehem.
8And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who [are] these? 9And Joseph said unto his father,
They [are] my sons, whom God hath given me in this [place]. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee,
unto me, and I will bless them. 10Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, [so that] he could not
see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them. 11And Israel
said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.
12And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to
the earth. 13And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and
Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought [them] near unto him. 14And
Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid [it] upon Ephraim's head, who [was] the younger, and
his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh [was] the firstborn.
15And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the
God which fed me all my life long unto this day,
16The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them,
and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of
the earth.
17And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased
him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
18And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this [is] the firstborn; put thy right hand
upon his head. 19And his father refused, and said, I know [it], my son, I know [it]: he also shall
become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he,
and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
20And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as
Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
21And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto
the land of your fathers. 22Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I
took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

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« Genesis 49 »
King James Bible
Jacob Blesses his Sons
1And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you [that]
which shall befall you in the last days.
2Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.
3Reuben, thou [art] my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of
dignity, and the excellency of power:
4Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then
defiledst thou [it]: he went up to my couch.
5Simeon and Levi [are] brethren; instruments of cruelty [are in] their habitations.
6O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united:
for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.
7Cursed [be] their anger, for [it was] fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in
Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
8Judah, thou [art he] whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand [shall be] in the neck of thine
enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.
9Judah [is] a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched
as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
10The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come;
and unto him [shall] the gathering of the people [be].
11Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in
wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
12His eyes [shall be] red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
13Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he [shall be] for an haven of ships; and his
border [shall be] unto Zidon.
14Issachar [is] a strong ass couching down between two burdens:
15And he saw that rest [was] good, and the land that [it was] pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to
bear, and became a servant unto tribute.
16Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
17Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his
rider shall fall backward.
18I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.
19Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.
20Out of Asher his bread [shall be] fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.
21Naphtali [is] a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.
22Joseph [is] a fruitful bough, [even] a fruitful bough by a well; [whose] branches run over the
wall:
23The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot [at him], and hated him:
24But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the
mighty [God] of Jacob; (from thence [is] the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
25[Even] by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee
with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts,
and of the womb:
26The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost
bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of
him that was separate from his brethren.
27Benjamin shall ravin [as] a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall
divide the spoil.
28All these [are] the twelve tribes of Israel: and this [is it] that their father spake unto them, and
blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.
The Death of Jacob
29And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: bury me with
my fathers in the cave that [is] in the field of Ephron the Hittite, 30In the cave that [is] in the field
of Machpelah, which [is] before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the
field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace. 31There they buried Abraham and
Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah. 32The
purchase of the field and of the cave that [is] therein [was] from the children of Heth. 33And when
Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded
up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.

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« Genesis 50 »
King James Bible
Mourning and Burial for Jacob
1And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him. 2And Joseph
commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.
3And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed:
and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.
4And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If
now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, 5My father
made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan,
there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will
come again. 6And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.
7And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the
elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, 8And all the house of Joseph, and his
brethren, and his father's house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in
the land of Goshen. 9And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very
great company. 10And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which [is] beyond Jordan, and
there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father
seven days. 11And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor
of Atad, they said, This [is] a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was
called Abelmizraim, which [is] beyond Jordan.
12And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them: 13For his sons carried him into the
land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with
the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre. 14And Joseph
returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he
had buried his father.
Joseph Comforts his Brothers
15And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure
hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him. 16And they sent a
messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying, 17So shall ye say
unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto
thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And
Joseph wept when they spake unto him. 18And his brethren also went and fell down before his
face; and they said, Behold, we [be] thy servants. 19And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for [am]
I in the place of God? 20But as for you, ye thought evil against me; [but] God meant it unto good,
to bring to pass, as [it is] this day, to save much people alive. 21Now therefore fear ye not: I will
nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
The Death of Joseph
22And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten
years. 23And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third [generation]: the children also of Machir
24the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees. And Joseph said unto his brethren, I
die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 25And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God
will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. 26So Joseph died, [being] an
hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.