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she went down to the well, and and Laban ran out unto the man, filled her pitcher, and came up.

unto the well. 17 And the servant ran to ineet 30 And it came to pass, when her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, he saw the ear-ring, and bracelets drink a little water of thy pitcher. upon his sister's hanıls, and when

18 And she saitl, Drink, my lie heard the words of Rebekah ord: and she hasted, and let down his sister, saying. Thus spake the her pitcher upon her hand, and man unto me; that he came unto gave him drink.

the man, and behold, he stood by 19 And when she had done the camels at the well. giving him drink, she said, I will 31 And he said, Come in, thou draw water for thy camels also, blessed of the LORD, wherefore until they have done drinking. standest thou without ? for I have f 20 And she hasted, and emptied prepared the house, and room for her pitcher into the trough, anıl the camels. ran again unto the well to draw f 32 And the man came into the water, and drew for all his camels. house: and he ungirded his camels,

21 And the man, wondering at an:l gave straw and provender her, held his peace, to wit whether for the camels, and water to wash the LORD had made his journey his feet, and the men's feet that prosperous, or not.

were with him. 22 And it came to pass, as the 33 And there was set meat becamels had done drinking, that the fore him to eat : but he said, I will man took a golden ear-ring, of not eat until I have told mine erhalf a shekel weight, and two rand. And he said, Speak on. bracelets for her hands of ten 34 And he said, I am Abraham's shekels weight of gold,

23 And said, Whose daughter 35 And the LORD hath blessed art thou ? tell me, I pray thee: is my master greatly, and he is bethere room in thy father's house come great : and he hath given for us to lodge in?

him flocks, and herds, and silver, 24 And she said unto him, I am and gold, and men-servants, and the daughter of Bethuel the son of maid-servants, and camels, and Milcah, which she bare unto Na- asses. hor.

36 And Sarah, my master's 25 She said, moreover, unto him, wife, bare a son to my master We have both straw and proven- when she was old : and unto him der enough, and room to lodge in. hath he given all that he hath.

26 And the man bowell down f 37 And my master made me his head, and worshipped the swear, saying, Thou shalt not take LORD.

a wise to my son of the daughc 27 And he said, Blessed be the ters of the Canaanites, in whose LORD God of my master Abra- land I dwell: ham, who hath not lest destitute 38 But thou shalt go unto my my master of his mercy and his father's house, and to any kindred, truth : I being in the way, the and take a wise unto my son. LORD led me to the house of my 39 And I said unto my master, master's brethren.

Peradventure the woman will not 28 And the damsel ran, and follow me. told them of her mother's house r 40 And he said unto me, The these things.

LORD, before whom I walk, will f 29 And Rebekah had a bro- send bis angel with thee, and pros. ther, and his name was Laban :1 per thy way; and thou shall take

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a wife for my son of my kindred, I may turn to the right hand, or to and of my father's house.

the left. 41 Then shalt thou be clear 50 Then Laban and Bethuel from this mine oath, when thou answered, and said, The thing procomest to my kindred; and if they ceedeth from the LORD: we cangive not thee one, thou shalt be not speak unto thee bad or good. clear from my bath.

51 Behold, Rebekah is before f '42 And I came this day unto thee, take her, and and let her the well, and said, O Lord God be thy master's son's wife, as the of my master Abraham, if now Lord hath spoken. thou do prosper my way which I c 52 And it came to pass, that,

when Abraham's servant heard 43 Behold, I stand by the well their words, he worshipped the of water; and it shall come to Lord, bowing himself to the pass, that when the virgin cometh earth. forth to draw water, and I say to f 53 And the servant brought her, Give me, I pray thee, a little forth jewels of silver, and jewels water of thy pitcher to drink ; of gold, and raiment, and gave

44 And she say to me, Both them to Rebekah. He drink thou, and I will also draw to her brother and to her mother for thy camels : let the same be precious things. the woman whom the Lord hath 54 And they did eat and drink, appointed out for my master's son. he and the men that were with

45 And before I had done speak- him, and tarried all night ; and ing in mine heart, behold, Rebekalı they rose up in the morning, and came forth with her pitcher on her he said, Send me away unto my shoulder; and she went down master. unto the well, and drew water : 55 And her brother and her and I said unto her, Let ine drink, mother said, Let the damsel abide I pray thee.

with us a few days, at the least 46° And she made haste, and let ten; after that she shall go. down her pitcher from her shoul- 56 And he said unto them, Hinder, and said, Drink, and I will der me not, seeing the Lord hath give thy camels drink also : so I prospered my way: send me away, drank, and she made the camels that I may go to my master. drink also.

57 And they said, We will call f 47 And I asked her, and said, the damsel, and inquire at her Whose daughter art thou? And mouth. she said, The daughter of Bethuel, 53 And they called Rebekah, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare and said unto her, Wilt thou go unto him: and I put the ear-ring with this man? And she said, 1 upon her face, and the bracelets will go. upon her hands.

s 59 And they sent away Rebe48 And I bowed down my head, kah their sister, and her murse, and and worshipped the Lord, and Abraham's servant, and his men. blessed the Lord God of my inas- 60 And they blessed Rebekah, ter Abraham, which had led me and said unto her, Thou art our in the right way to take my mas. sister; be thou the mother of ter's brother's daughter unto his thousands of millions, and let thy

seed possess the gate of those T 49 And now if ye will deal which hate them. kindly and truly with my master, 61 I And Rebekah arose and tell me : and if not, tell me ; that'her damsels, and they rode upon

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the camels, and followed the man : years of Abraham's life which he and the servant took Rebekah, and lived, a hundred threescore and went his way.

fifteen years. f 62 And Isaac came from the s 8 Then Abraham gave up the way of the well Lahai-roi ; for be ghost, and died in a good old age. dwelt in the south country. an old man, and full of years ; c 63 And Isaac went out to medi- and was gathered to his people. tate in the field at the even-tide : g 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishand he lifted up his eyes, and saw, mael buried him in the cave of and behold, the camels were co- Machpelah, in the field of Ephron ming.

the son of Zohar the Hittite. f 64 And Rebekah lifted up her which is before Mamre ; eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she f 10 The field which Abraham lighted off the camel.

purchased of the sons of Heth: o 65 For she had said unto the there was Abraham buried, and servant, What man is this that Sarah his wife. walketh in the field to meet us? g 11 ( And it came to pass after And the servant had said, It is my the death of Abraham, that God master : therefore she took a vail blessed his son Isaac : and Isaac and covered herself.

dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. 66 And the servant told Isaac 12 I Now these are the genera'all things that he had done. tions of Ishmael, Abraham's son, f 67 And Isaac brought her into whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sahis mother Sarah's tent, and took rah's handmaid, bare unto AbraRebekah, and she became his wife ; ham. and he loved her : and Isaac s 13 And these are the names of was comforted after his mother's ihe sons of Ishmael, by their death.

names, according to their generaCHAP. XXV.

tions : the first-born of 'shmael, THEN again Abraham took Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel,

a wife, and her name was and Mibsan, Keturah.

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, 2 And she bare him Zimran, and and Massa, Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

Naphish, and Kedemah : 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, 16 These are the sons of Ishand Dedan. And the sons of De- mael, and these are their names, dan were Asshurim, and Letushim, by their towns, and by their cas. and Leummim.

tles; twelve princes according to 4 And the sons of Midian ; their nations. Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, f 17 And these are the years of and Abidah, and Eldaan. All the life of Ishmael: a hundred these were the children of Ketu- and thirty and seven years : and rah.

he gave up the ghost and died, and f 5 And Abraham gave all was gathered unto his people. that he had unto Isaac.

g 18 And they dwelt from Havi. 6 But unto the sons of the con lah unto Shur, that is before cubines which Abraham had, A- Egypi, as thou goest toward Asbraham gave gists, and sent them syria : and he died in the preaway from Isaac his son (while he sence of an his brethren. yet lived) eastward, unto the east f 19 f And these are the genera country.

tions of Isaac, Abraham's son : f 7 And these are the days of the Abraham begat Isaac :

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20 And Isaac was forty years (fit shall this birthright do to me? old when he took Rebekah to wife, 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me the daughter of Bethuel the Syri- this day ; and he sware unto him: an of Padan-aram, the sister to and he sold his birthright unto Laban the Syrian.

Jacob. 21 And Isaac entreated the 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread LORD for his wife, because she and pottage of lentiles; and he was barren: and the LORD was did eat and drink, and rose up, entreated of him, and Rebekah and went his way : thus Esau dehis wife conceived.

spised his birthright. A 22 And the children struggled

CHAP. XXVI. said, If it be so, why am I thus ?

the land, besides the first And she went to inquire of the famine that was in the days of LORD.

Abraham. And Isaac went unto g 23 And the LORD said unto her, Abimelech king of the Philistines Two nations are in thy womb, and unto Gerar. two manner of people shall be se- 2 And the LORD appeared unto parated from thy bowels: and the him, and said, Go not down into one people shall be stronger than Egypt : dwell in the land which I the other people; and the elder shall tell thee of. shall serve the younger.

6 3 Sojourn in this land, and I 24 | And when her days to be will be with thee, and will bless delivered were fulfilled, behold, thee : for unto thee, and unto thy there were twins in her womb. seed I will give all these countries,

25 And the first came out red, and I will perform the oath which all over like a hairy garment: and I sware unto Abraham thy father; they called his name Esau. r 4 And I will make thy seed to

26 And after that came his bro- multiply as the stars of heaven, ther out, and his hand took hold and will give unto thy seed all on Esau's heel; and his name these countries : and in thy seed was called Jacob : and Isaac was shall all the nations of the earth threescore years old when she be blessed : bare them.

c 5 Because that Abraham obey. f 27 And the boys grew : and ed my voice, and kept my charge, Esau was a cunning hunter, a man my commandments, my statutes, of the field ; and Jacob was a and my laws. plain man, dwelling in tents. g 6 | And Isaac dwelt in Gerar :

28 And Isaac loved Esau, be- u 7 And the men of the place cause he did eat of his venison : asked him of his wife; and he but Rebekah loved Jacob. said, She is my sister : for be

f 29 1 And Jacob sod pottage: feared to say, She is my wife; and Esau came from the field, and lest, said he, the men of the place he was faint.

should kill me for Rebekah; be. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, cause she was fair to look upon. Feed me, I pray thee, with that f 8 And it came to pass when he same red pottage; for I am faint: had been there a long time, that therefore was his name called Abimelech king of the Pbilistines Edom.

looked out at a window, and saw, 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this and behold, Isaac was sporting day thy birthright.

with Rebekah his wife. c 32 Ånd Esau said, Behold, I am 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, at the point to die : and what pro- and said, Behold, of a surety she is

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thy wife: and how saidst thou, in 21 And they digged another well, She is my sister? And Isaac said and strove for that also : and he unto him, Because I said, Lest I called the name of it Sitnah. die for her.

22 And he removed from thence, 10 And Abimelech said, What and digged another well; and for is this thou hast done unto us that they strove not: and he callone of the people might lightly ed the name of it Rehoboth ; and have lain with thy wife, and thou he said, For now the LORD hath shouldest have brought guiltiness made room for us, and we shall be upon us.

fruitful in the land. 11 And Abimelech charged all g 23 And he went up from thence his people, saying, He that touch- to Beer-sheba. eth this man or his wife shall sure- 6 24 And the LORD appeared unly be put to death.

to him the same night, and said, I f 12 Then Isaac sowed in that am the God of Abraham thy faland, and received in the same ther: fear not, for I am with thee, year a hundred-fold : and the and will bless thee, and multiply LORD blessed him :

thy seed for my servant Abraham's 13 And the man waxed great, sake. and went forward, and grew until d 25 And he builded an altar he became very great.

there, and called upon the name of 14 For he had possession of the Lord, and pitched his tent Rocks, and possession of herils, there : and there Isaac's servants and great store of servants : And digged a well. the Philistines envied him. f 26 ? Then Abimelech went to

15 For all the wells which his him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one father's servants had digged in the of his friends, and Phichol the days of Abraham his father, the chief captain of his army. Philistines had stopped them, and 27 And Isaac said unto them, filled them with earth.

Wherefore come ye to me, seeing 16 And Abimelech said unto ye hate me, and have sent me Isaac, Go from us : for thou art away from you ? much mightier than we.

23 And they said, We saw cer§ 17 1 And Isaac departed thence, lainly that the LORD was with thee : and pitched his tent in the valley and we said, Let there be now an of Gerar, and dwelt there.

oath betwixt us, even betwixt us f 18 And Isaac digged again the and thee, and let us make a covewells of water which they had nant with thee : digged in the days of Abraham 29 That thou wilt do us no his father ; for the Philistines had hurt, as we have not touched thee, stopped them after the death of and as we have done unto thee Abraham: and he called their nothing but good, and have sent names after the names by which thee away in peace : thou art now his father had called them.

the blessed of the Lord. 19 And Isaac's servants digged 30 And he made them a feast, in the valley, and found there a and they did eat and drink. well of springing water.

31 And they rose up betimes in & 20 And the herdmen of Gerar the morning, and sware one to did strive with Isaac's herdmen, another : and Isaac sent them saying, The water is ours : and away, and they departed from him he called the name of the well in peace. Esek ; because they strove with 32 And it came to pass the

same day, that Isaac's servants

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