GENESIS
Chapter 30

Biblical references for the remainder of the Book of Genesis will be taken from the Revised New King James Version

(Genesis 30:1-43),

1  And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

2  And Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in Elohim’s stead, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?

3  And 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.

4  And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.

5  And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.

6  And Rachel said, Elohim has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

7  And Bilhah, Rachel’s maid, conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.

8  And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

9  When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.

10  And Zilpah, Leah’s maid, bare Jacob a son.

11  And Leah said, A troop comes: and she called his name Gad.

12  And Zilpah, Leah’s maid, bare Jacob a second son.

13  And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she called his name Asher.

14  And 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 you, of your son’s mandrakes.

15  And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that you have taken my husband? and would you take away my son’s mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with you tonight for your son’s mandrakes.

16  And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, You must come in unto me; for surely I have hired you with my son’s mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

17  And Elohim hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son.

18  And Leah said, Elohim has given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.

19  And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.

20  And Leah said, Elohim has 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.

21  And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.

22  And Elohim remembered Rachel, and Elohim hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, Elohim has taken away my reproach:

24  And she called his name Joseph; and said, Yahweh shall add to me another son.

25  And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto my own place, and to my country.

26  Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served you, and let me go: for you know my service which I have done you.

27  And Laban said unto him, I pray you, if I have found favor in your eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that Yahweh has blessed me for your sake.

28  And he said, Appoint me your wages, and I will give it.

29 And he said unto him, You know how I have served you, and how your cattle was with me.

30  For it was little which you had before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and Yahweh has blessed you since my coming: and now when shall I provide for my own house also?

31  And he said, What shall I give you? And Jacob said, You shall not give me any thing: if you will do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep your flock:

32  I will pass through all your flock to day, removing from there 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.

33  So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before your face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.

34  And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to your word.

35  And he removed that day the he goats that were ring-straked 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. 

36  And he set three days journey between himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks.

37  And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chestnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

38  And 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. 

39  And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ring-straked, speckled, and spotted.

40  And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ring-straked, 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.

41  And it came to pass, whenever 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.

42  But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban’s, and the stronger Jacob's.

43  And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.

 

GENESIS
Chapter 31

(Genesis 31:1-55)

And he heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our fathers; and of that which was our fathers hath he gotten all this glory.

And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.

And Yahweh said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,

And said unto them, I see your fathers countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the Elohim of my father hath been with me.

And you know that with all my power I have served your father.

And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but Elohim suffered him not to hurt me.

If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ring straked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ring straked.

Thus Elohim hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

And 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 ring straked, speckled, and grisled.

And the angel of Elohim spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.

And 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.

I am the El 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.

And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?

Are we not counted of him strangers? For he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.

For all the riches which Elohim hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children’s: now then, whatsoever Elohim hath said unto thee, do.

Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;

And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padan-aram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.

And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.

And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.

So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.

And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled. And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

And Elohim 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.

Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.

And 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?

Wherefore 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?

And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the El of your father spoke unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father’s house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my mighty ones?

And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.

With whomsoever thou findest thy mighty ones, 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.

And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah’s tent, and into the two maid servants’ tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah’s tent, and entered into Rachel’s tent.

Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camels furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.

And she said to her father, Let it not displease my master that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.

And 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?

Whereas 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.

This 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.

That 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.

Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.

Thus 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.

Except the Elohim of my father, the Elohim of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. Elohim hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.

And 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?

Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.

And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.

And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.

And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;

And Mizpah; for he said, Yahweh watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.

If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, Elohim is witness betwixt me and thee.

And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee;

This 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.

The Elohim of Abraham, and the Elohim of Nahor, the Elohim of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.

Then 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.

And 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.

 

GENESIS
Chapter 32

 (Genesis 32:1-32)

And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of Elohim met him. 

2  And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is Elohim's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim. 

3  And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.

 4  And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my master Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now: 

5  And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and women servants: and I have sent to tell my master, that I may find grace in thy sight. 

6  And 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.

7  Then 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; 

8  And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape. 

9  And Jacob said, O Elohim of my father Abraham, and Elohim of my father Isaac, Yahweh which said unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee: 

10  I 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. 

11  Deliver 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. 

12  And thou said, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude. 

13  And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother; 

14  Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams, 

15  Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals. 

16  And 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. 

17  And 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? 

18  Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my master Esau: and, behold, also he is behind us. 

19  And 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. 

20  And 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. 

21  So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night in the company. 

22  And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two women servants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok. 

23  And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had. 

24  And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. 

25  And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. 

26  And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. 

27  And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. 

28  And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with Elohim and with men, and hast prevailed. 

29  And 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. 

30  And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen Elohim face to face, and my life is preserved. 

31  And as he passed over Peniel, the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh. 

32  Therefore, 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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