Book of Genesis
Based on the Authorised Version (King James) with the words "God" and "LORD"
restored to their original words, and various words
(thee, thine, shouldest, crieth, didst, etc) and
constructions (them that, etc) modernized.
1 In the beginning Elohim created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the
face of the deep. And the Spirit of Elohim moved upon the face of the
3 And Elohim said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And Elohim saw the light, that it was good: and Elohim divided the
light from the darkness.
5 And Elohim called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And Elohim said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters,
and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And Elohim made the firmament, and divided the waters which were
under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and
it was so.
8 And Elohim called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the
morning were the second day.
9 And Elohim said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together
unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And Elohim called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of
the waters called he Seas: and Elohim saw that it was good.
11 And Elohim 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.
12 And 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 Elohim saw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 And Elohim 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:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give
light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And Elohim made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day,
and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And Elohim set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light
upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light
from the darkness: and Elohim saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 And Elohim said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving
creature that has life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the
open firmament of heaven.
21 And Elohim created great whales, and every living creature that
moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and
every winged fowl after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good.
22 And Elohim blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill
the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 And Elohim 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.
25 And Elohim made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle
after their kind, and every thing that creeps upon the earth after his
kind: and Elohim saw that it was good.
26 And Elohim 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 creeps upon the earth.
27 So Elohim created man in his own image, in the image of Elohim
created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And Elohim blessed them, and Elohim 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 moves upon the earth.
29 And Elohim 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.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and
to every thing that creeps upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have
given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
31 And Elohim saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was
very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of
2 And on the seventh day Elohim ended his work which he had made; and
he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
3 And Elohim blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that
in it he had rested from all his work which Elohim created and made.
4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they
were created, in the day that YHVH Elohim made the earth and the
5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every
herb of the field before it grew: for YHVH Elohim had not caused it to
rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face
of the ground.
7 And YHVH Elohim formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
8 And YHVH Elohim planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put
the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made YHVH Elohim 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.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it
was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasses the whole
land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx
13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that
compasses the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goes
toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15 And YHVH Elohim took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to
dress it and to keep it.
16 And YHVH Elohim commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the
garden you may freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat
of it: for in the day that you eats thereof you shall surely die.
18 And YHVH Elohim said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I
will make him an help meet for him.
19 And out of the ground YHVH Elohim 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.
20 And 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.
21 And YHVH Elohim 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;
22 And the rib, which YHVH Elohim had taken from man, made he a woman,
and brought her unto the man.
23 And 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.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall
cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not
1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which
YHVH Elohim had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, has Elohim said,
You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the
trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden,
Elohim has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it,
lest you die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, You shall not surely die:
5 For Elohim does know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes
shall be opened, and you shall be as elohim, knowing good and evil.
6 And 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.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were
naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
8 And they heard the voice of YHVH Elohim walking in the garden in the
cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence
of YHVH Elohim amongst the trees of the garden.
9 And YHVH Elohim called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where are you?
10 And he said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid,
because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 And he said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the
tree, whereof I commanded you that you should not eat?
12 And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me
of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And YHVH Elohim said unto the woman, What is this that you have
done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14 And YHVH Elohim said unto the serpent, Because you have done this,
you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field;
upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of
15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your
seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your
conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children; and your desire
shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because you have hearkened unto the voice of
your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying,
You shall not eat of it: cursed is the ground for your sake; in sorrow
shall you eat of it all the days of your life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to you; and you shall
eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return unto
the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and unto
dust shall you return.
20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of
21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did YHVH Elohim make coats of skins,
and clothed them.
22 And YHVH Elohim 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:
23 Therefore YHVH Elohim sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to
till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So 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.
1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and
said, I have gotten a man from YHVH.
2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep,
but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the
fruit of the ground an offering unto YHVH.
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the
fat thereof. And YHVH had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was
very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 And YHVH said unto Cain, Why are you wroth? and why is your
7 If you do well, shall you not be accepted? and if you do not well,
sin lies at the door. And unto you shall be his desire, and you shall
rule over him.
8 And 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
9 And YHVH said unto Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I
know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
10 And he said, What have you done? the voice of your brother's blood
cries unto me from the ground.
11 And now are you cursed from the earth, which has opened her mouth to
receive your brother's blood from your hand;
12 When you till the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto you her
strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shall you be in the earth.
13 And Cain said unto YHVH, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
14 Behold, you have driven me out this day from the face of the earth;
and from your 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
finds me shall slay me.
15 And YHVH said unto him, Therefore whosoever slays Cain, vengeance
shall be taken on him sevenfold. And YHVH set a mark upon Cain, lest any
finding him should kill him.
16 And Cain went out from the presence of YHVH, and dwelt in the land
of Nod, on the east of Eden.
17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he
built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his
18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael
begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah,
and the name of the other Zillah.
20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents,
and of such as have cattle.
21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as
handle the harp and organ.
22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructor of every
artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.
23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; you
wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my
wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and
25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his
name Seth: For Elohim, said she, has appointed me another seed instead
of Abel, whom Cain slew.
26 And 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 YHVH.
1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that Elohim
created man, in the likeness of Elohim made he him;
2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their
name Adam, in the day when they were created.
3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his
own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:
4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred
years: and he begat sons and daughters:
5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years:
and he died.
6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:
7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and
begat sons and daughters:
8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he
9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:
10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen
years, and begat sons and daughters:
11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he
12 And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:
13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty
years, and begat sons and daughters:
14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he
15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:
16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty
years, and begat sons and daughters:
17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five
years: and he died.
18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:
19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat
sons and daughters:
20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and
21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
22 And Enoch walked with Elohim after he begat Methuselah three hundred
years, and begat sons and daughters:
23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
24 And Enoch walked with Elohim: and he was not; for Elohim took him.
25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat
26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and
two years, and begat sons and daughters:
27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine
years: and he died.
28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:
29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us
concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which
YHVH has cursed.
30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five
years, and begat sons and daughters:
31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven
years: and he died.
32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the
earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2 That the sons of Elohim saw the daughters of men that they were fair;
and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3 And YHVH 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.
4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that,
when the sons of Elohim came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare
children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of
5 And Elohim saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and
that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil
6 And it repented YHVH that he had made man on the earth, and it
grieved him at his heart.
7 And YHVH 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 repents me that I have made them.
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of YHVH.
9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in
his generations, and Noah walked with Elohim.
10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 The earth also was corrupt before Elohim, and the earth was filled
12 And Elohim looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for
all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And Elohim 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.
14 Make you an ark of gopher wood; rooms shall you make in the ark, and
shall pitch it within and without with pitch.
15 And this is the fashion which you shall 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.
16 A window shall you make to the ark, and in a cubit shall you finish
it above; and the door of the ark shall you set in the side thereof;
with lower, second, and third stories shall you make it.
17 And, 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.
18 But with you will I establish my covenant; and you shall come into
the ark, you, and your sons, and your wife, and your sons' wives with
19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shall you
bring into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and
20 Of 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 you, to keep them alive.
21 And take you unto you of all food that is eaten, and you shall
gather it to you; and it shall be for food for you, and for them.
22 Thus did Noah; according to all that Elohim commanded him, so did
1 And YHVH said unto Noah, Come you and all your house into the ark;
for you have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
2 Of every clean beast you shall take to you by sevens, the male and
his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his
3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep
seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
4 For 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.
5 And Noah did according unto all that YHVH commanded him.
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon
7 And 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.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and
of every thing that creeps upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the
female, as Elohim had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood
were upon the earth.
11 In 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.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 In 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;
14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their
kind, and every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth after his
kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.
15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh,
wherein is the breath of life.
16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as
Elohim had commanded him: and YHVH shut him in.
17 And 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.
18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth;
and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the
high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were
21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of
cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creeps upon the
earth, and every man:
22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the
dry land, died.
23 And 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.
24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
1 And Elohim remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the
cattle that was with him in the ark: and Elohim made a wind to pass over
the earth, and the waters asswaged;
2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were
stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the
end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of
the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the
tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the
6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the
window of the ark which he had made:
7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the
waters were dried up from off the earth.
8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated
from off the face of the ground;
9 But 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.
10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove
out of the ark;
11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth
was an olive leaf plucked off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated
from off the earth.
12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which
returned not again unto him any more.
13 And 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.
14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the
month, was the earth dried.
15 And Elohim spoke unto Noah, saying,
16 Go forth of the ark, you, and your wife, and your sons, and your
sons' wives with you.
17 Bring forth with you every living thing that is with you, of all
flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that
creeps upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and
be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.
18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives
19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever
creeps upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
20 And Noah built an altar unto YHVH; and took of every clean beast,
and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
21 And YHVH smelled a sweet savour; and YHVH 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.
22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat,
and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
1 And Elohim blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be
fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
2 And 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 moves upon the
earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they
3 Every moving thing that lives shall be meat for you; even as the
green herb have I given you all things.
4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall
you not eat.
5 And 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.
6 Whoso sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the
image of Elohim made he man.
7 And you, be you fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the
earth, and multiply therein.
8 And Elohim spoke unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed
10 And 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.
11 And 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.
12 And Elohim said, This is the token of the covenant which I make
between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for
13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a
covenant between me and the earth.
14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that
the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
15 And 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.
16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I
may remember the everlasting covenant between Elohim and every living
creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
17 And Elohim said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which
I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and
Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth
20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered
within his tent.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and
told his two brethren without.
23 And 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
24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done
25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be
unto his brethren.
26 And he said, Blessed be YHVH Elohim of Shem; and Canaan shall be his
27 Elohim shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of
Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.
29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he
1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and
Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and
Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every
one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and
Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
9 He was a mighty hunter before YHVH: wherefore it is said, Even as
Nimrod the mighty hunter before YHVH.
10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad,
and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and built Nineveh, and the
city Rehoboth, and Calah,
12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.
13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and
15 And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,
16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,
17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward
were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as you come to
Gerar, unto Gaza; as you go, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and
Zeboim, even unto Lasha.
20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their
tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother
of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.
22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and
23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.
25 And 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.
26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of
30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as you go unto Sephar a mount of
31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their
tongues, in their lands, after their nations.
32 These 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.
1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found
a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them
thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
4 And 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.
5 And YHVH came down to see the city and the tower, which the children
of men built.
6 And YHVH 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.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they
may not understand one another's speech.
8 So YHVH scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the
earth: and they left off to build the city.
9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because YHVH did there
confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did YHVH scatter
them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old,
and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:
11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat
sons and daughters.
12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:
13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three
years, and begat sons and daughters.
14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:
15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years,
and begat sons and daughters.
16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:
17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years,
and begat sons and daughters.
18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:
19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and
begat sons and daughters.
20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:
21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and
begat sons and daughters.
22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:
23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat
sons and daughters.
24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:
25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years,
and begat sons and daughters.
26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor,
and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity,
in Ur of the Chaldees.
29 And 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.
30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
31 And 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.
32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah
died in Haran.
1 Now YHVH had said unto Abram, Get you out of your country, and from
your kindred, and from your father's house, unto a land that I will show
2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make
your name great; and you shall be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you:
and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.
4 So Abram departed, as YHVH had spoken unto him; and Lot went with
him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of
5 And 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.
6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the
plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
7 And YHVH appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto your seed will I give
this land: and there built he an altar unto YHVH, who appeared unto
8 And 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 built an altar unto YHVH, and called upon the name of YHVH.
9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt
to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
11 And 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 you are a fair
woman to look upon:
12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see you,
that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they
will save you alive.
13 Say, I pray you, you are my sister: that it may be well with me for
your sake; and my soul shall live because of you.
14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the
Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.
15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before
Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and
oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses,
17 And YHVH plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of
Sarai Abram's wife.
18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that you have done
unto me? why did you not tell me that she was your wife?
19 Why said you, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to
wife: now therefore behold your wife, take her, and go your way.
20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him
away, and his wife, and all that he had.
1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he
had, and Lot with him, into the south.
2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
3 And 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;
4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first:
and there Abram called on the name of YHVH.
5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and
6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell
together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell
7 And 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.
8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray you, between
me and you, and between my herdmen and your herdmen; for we be brethren.
9 Is not the whole land before you? separate yourself, I pray you, from
me: if you will take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if
you depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that
it was well watered every where, before YHVH destroyed Sodom and
Gomorrah, even as the garden of YHVH, like the land of Egypt, as you
come unto Zoar.
11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east:
and they separated themselves the one from the other.
12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities
of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before YHVH
14 And YHVH said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him,
Lift up now your eyes, and look from the place where you are northward,
and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land which you see, to you will I give it, and to your
seed for ever.
16 And I will make your seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man
can number the dust of the earth, then shall your seed also be numbered.
17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth
of it; for I will give it unto you.
18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of
Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto YHVH.
1 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch
king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of 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.
3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the
4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year
5 And 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,
6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the
7 And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote
all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in
8 And 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;
9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations,
and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with
10 And 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
11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their
victuals, and went their way.
12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and
his goods, and departed.
13 And 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.
14 And 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.
15 And 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
16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his
brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
17 And 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.
18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he
was the priest of the most high El.
19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high El,
possessor of heaven and earth:
20 And blessed be the most high El, which has delivered your enemies
into your hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take
the goods to yourself.
22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto
YHVH, the most high El, the possessor of heaven and earth,
23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I
will not take any thing that is your, lest you should say, I have made
24 Save 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
1 After these things the word of YHVH came unto Abram in a vision,
saying, Fear not, Abram: I am your shield, and your exceeding great
2 And Abram said, Adonay YHVH, what will you give me, seeing I go
childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?
3 And Abram said, Behold, to me you have given no seed: and, lo, one
born in my house is mine heir.
4 And, behold, the word of YHVH came unto him, saying, This shall not
be your heir; but he that shall come forth out of your own bowels shall
be your heir.
5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven,
and tell the stars, if you be able to number them: and he said unto him,
So shall your seed be.
6 And he believed in YHVH; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
7 And he said unto him, I am YHVH that brought you out of Ur of the
Chaldees, to give you this land to inherit it.
8 And he said, Adonay YHVH, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit
9 And 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.
10 And 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.
11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them
12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and,
lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.
13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that your seed shall be a
stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they
shall afflict them four hundred years;
14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and
afterward shall they come out with great substance.
15 And you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a
good old age.
16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the
iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
17 And 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
18 In the same day YHVH made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto your
seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great
river, the river Euphrates:
19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the
1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid,
an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, YHVH has restrained me from
bearing: I pray you, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain
children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
3 And 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.
4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that
she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon you: I have given my maid
into your bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised
in her eyes: YHVH judge between me and you.
6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, your maid is in your hand; do to
her as it pleases you. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled
from her face.
7 And the angel of YHVH found her by a fountain of water in the
wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence came you? and where will you
go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
9 And the angel of YHVH said unto her, Return to your mistress, and
submit yourself under her hands.
10 And the angel of YHVH said unto her, I will multiply your seed
exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
11 And the angel of YHVH said unto her, Behold, you are with child, and
shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ishmael; because YHVH has
heard your affliction.
12 And 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
13 And she called the name of YHVH that spoke unto her, You El see me:
for she said, Have I also here looked after him that sees me?
14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between
Kadesh and Bered.
15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which
Hagar bare, Ishmael.
16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael
1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, YHVH appeared to Abram,
and said unto him, I am the Almighty El; walk before me, and be you
2 And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you
3 And Abram fell on his face: and Elohim talked with him, saying,
4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father
of many nations.
5 Neither shall your name any more be called Abram, but your name shall
be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made you.
6 And I will make you exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of
you, and kings shall come out of you.
7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed
after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a
Elohim unto you, and to your seed after you.
8 And I will give unto you, and to your seed after you, the land
wherein you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting
possession; and I will be their Elohim.
9 And Elohim said unto Abraham, You shall keep my covenant therefore,
you, and your seed after you in their generations.
10 This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and
your seed after you; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
11 And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be
a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
12 And 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 your seed.
13 He that is born in your house, and he that is bought with your
money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh
for an everlasting covenant.
14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not
circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he has broken
15 And Elohim said unto Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not
call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
16 And I will bless her, and give you 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.
17 Then 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?
18 And Abraham said unto Elohim, O that Ishmael might live before you!
19 And Elohim said, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son indeed; and
you shall call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him
for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: 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.
21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear
unto you at this set time in the next year.
22 And he left off talking with him, and Elohim went up from Abraham.
23 And 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 Elohim had said unto him.
24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised
in the flesh of his foreskin.
25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised
in the flesh of his foreskin.
26 In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
27 And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with
money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.
1 And YHVH appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the
tent door in the heat of the day;
2 And 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,
3 And said, My Adonay, if now I have found favour in your sight, pass
not away, I pray you, from your servant:
4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and
rest yourselves under the tree:
5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort you your hearts;
after that you shall pass on: for therefore are you come to your
servant. And they said, So do, as you have said.
6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready
quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the
7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good,
and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.
8 And 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
9 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah your wife? And he said,
Behold, in the tent.
10 And he said, I will certainly return unto you according to the time
of life; and, lo, Sarah your wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it
in the tent door, which was behind him.
11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it
ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old
shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
13 And YHVH said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall
I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
14 Is any thing too hard for YHVH? At the time appointed I will return
unto you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he
said, Nay; but you did laugh.
16 And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and
Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
17 And YHVH said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation,
and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household
after him, and they shall keep the way of YHVH, to do justice and
judgment; that YHVH may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of
20 And YHVH said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and
because their sin is very grievous;
21 I 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
22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom:
but Abraham stood yet before YHVH.
23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Will you also destroy the righteous
with the wicked?
24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: will you also
destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are
25 That be far from you 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 you: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
26 And YHVH said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city,
then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to
speak unto Adonay, which am but dust and ashes:
28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: will you
destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there
forty and five, I will not destroy it.
29 And he spoke 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.
30 And he said unto him, Oh let not Adonay 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.
31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto Adonay:
Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not
destroy it for twenty's sake.
32 And he said, Oh let not Adonay 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.
33 And YHVH went his way, as soon as he had left communing with
Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.
1 And 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;
2 And 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 you shall
rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will
abide in the street all night.
3 And 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.
4 But 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
5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which
came in to you this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know
6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I
pray you, bring them out unto you, and do you to them as is good in your
eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the
shadow of my roof.
9 And 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
you, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and
came near to break the door.
10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to
them, and shut to the door.
11 And 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
12 And the men said unto Lot, Have you here any besides? son in law,
and your sons, and your daughters, and whatsoever you have in the city,
bring them out of this place:
13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen
great before the face of YHVH; and YHVH has sent us to destroy it.
14 And Lot went out, and spoke unto his sons in law, which married his
daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for YHVH will
destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in
15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying,
Arise, take your wife, and your two daughters, which are here; lest you
be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
16 And 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; YHVH being
merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the
17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that
he said, Escape for your life; look not behind you, neither stay you in
all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest you be consumed.
18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:
19 Behold now, your servant has found grace in your sight, and you have
magnified your mercy, which you have showed unto me in saving my life;
and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
20 Behold 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
21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted you concerning this thing
also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which you have
22 Haste you, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till you be
come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
24 Then YHVH rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire
from YHVH out of heaven;
25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the
inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of
27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood
28 And 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.
29 And it came to pass, when Elohim destroyed the cities of the plain,
that Elohim remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the
overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two
daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a
cave, he and his two daughters.
31 And 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:
32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him,
that we may preserve seed of our father.
33 And 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.
34 And 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 you in, and lie with him, that we may
preserve seed of our father.
35 And 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.
36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
37 And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is
the father of the Moabites unto this day.
38 And 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.
1 And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and
dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech
king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
3 But Elohim came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him,
Behold, you are but a dead man, for the woman which you have taken; for
she is a man's wife.
4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Adonay, will you
slay also a righteous nation?
5 Said 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.
6 And Elohim said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that you did this in
the integrity of your heart; for I also withheld you from sinning
against me: therefore suffered I you not to touch her.
7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he
shall pray for you, and you shall live: and if you restore her not, know
you that you shall surely die, you, and all that are your.
8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his
servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore
9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What have you done
unto us? and what have I offended you, that you have brought on me and
on my kingdom a great sin? you have done deeds unto me that ought not to
10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What saw you, that you have done
11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of Elohim is
not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.
12 And 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.
13 And it came to pass, when Elohim caused me to wander from my
father's house, that I said unto her, This is your kindness which you
shall show unto me; at every place where we shall come, say of me, He is
14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and
womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his
15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before you: dwell where it
16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given your brother a thousand
pieces of silver: behold, he is to you a covering of the eyes, unto all
that are with you, and with all other: thus she was reproved.
17 So Abraham prayed unto Elohim: and Elohim healed Abimelech, and his
wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.
18 For YHVH had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech,
because of Sarah Abraham's wife.
1 And YHVH visited Sarah as he had said, and YHVH did unto Sarah as he
2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the
set time of which Elohim had spoken to him.
3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom
Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as Elohim
had commanded him.
5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born
6 And Sarah said, Elohim has made me to laugh, so that all that hear
will laugh with me.
7 And 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.
8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast
the same day that Isaac was weaned.
9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto
10 Wherefore 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
11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his
12 And Elohim said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in your sight
because of the lad, and because of your bondwoman; in all that Sarah has
said unto you, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall your seed be
13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because
he is your seed.
14 And 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.
15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under
one of the shrubs.
16 And 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.
17 And Elohim heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of Elohim
called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What ails you, Hagar?
fear not; for Elohim has heard the voice of the lad where he is.
18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in your hand; for I will make
him a great nation.
19 And Elohim opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she
went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
20 And Elohim was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the
wilderness, and became an archer.
21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a
wife out of the land of Egypt.
22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the
chief captain of his host spoke unto Abraham, saying, Elohim is with you
in all that you do:
23 Now therefore swear unto me here by Elohim that you will not deal
falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according
to the kindness that I have done unto you, you shall do unto me, and to
the land wherein you have sojourned.
24 And Abraham said, I will swear.
25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which
Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
26 And Abimelech said, I wnow not who has done this thing: neither did
you tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.
27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and
both of them made a covenant.
28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs
which you have set by themselves?
30 And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shall you take of my hand,
that they may be a witness unto me, that I have dug this well.
31 Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware
both of them.
32 Thus 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.
33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the
name of YHVH, the everlasting El.
34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.
1 And it came to pass after these things, that Elohim did tempt
Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
2 And he said, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love,
and get you into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt
offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell you of.
3 And 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 chopped the
wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of
which Elohim had told him.
4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place
5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide you here with the ass; and
I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
6 And 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.
7 And Isaac spoke 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?
8 And Abraham said, My son, Elohim will provide himself a lamb for a
burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
9 And they came to the place which Elohim 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.
10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his
11 And the angel of YHVH called unto him out of heaven, and said,
Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lay not your hand upon the lad, neither do you any
thing unto him: for now I know that you fear Elohim, seeing you have
not withheld your son, your only son from me.
13 And 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.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place YHVH-jireh: as it is
said to this day, In the mount of YHVH it shall be seen.
15 And the angel of YHVH called unto Abraham out of heaven the second
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, said YHVH, for because you have
done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son:
17 That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will
multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is
upon the sea shore; and your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
18 And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
because you have obeyed my voice.
19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went
together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham,
saying, Behold, Milcah, she has also born children unto your brother
21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of
22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor,
24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and
Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
1 And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were
the years of the life of Sarah.
2 And 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.
3 And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spoke unto the sons of
4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a
burying place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
6 Hear us, my lord: you are a mighty prince among us: in the choice of
our sepulchres bury your dead; none of us shall withhold from you his
sepulchre, but that you may bury your dead.
7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land,
even to the children of Heth.
8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should
bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the
son of Zohar,
9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he has, 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 burying place amongst you.
10 And 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,
11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I you, and the cave that is
therein, I give it you; in the presence of the sons of my people give I
it you: bury your dead.
12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
13 And he spoke unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land,
saying, But if you will give it, I pray you, hear me: I will give you
money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.
14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of
silver; what is that betwixt me and you? bury therefore your dead.
16 And 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.
17 And 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
18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of
Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
19 And 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
20 And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto
Abraham for a possession of a burying place by the sons of Heth.
1 And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and YHVH had blessed
Abraham in all things.
2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled
over all that he had, Put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh:
3 And I will make you swear by YHVH, the Elohim of heaven, and the
Elohim of the earth, that you shall not take a wife unto my son of the
daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
4 But you shall go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife
unto my son Isaac.
5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be
willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring your son again
unto the land from whence you came?
6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware you that you bring not my son
7 YHVH Elohim of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from
the land of my kindred, and which spoke unto me, and that sware unto me,
saying, Unto your seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel
before you, and you shall take a wife unto my son from thence.
8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow you, then you shall be
clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.
9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master,
and sware to him concerning that matter.
10 And 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.
11 And 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
12 And he said, O YHVH Elohim of my master Abraham, I pray you, send me
good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham.
13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the
men of the city come out to draw water:
14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let
down your pitcher, I pray you, that I may drink; and she shall say,
Drink, and I will give your camels drink also: let the same be she that
you have appointed for your servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that
you have showed kindness unto my master.
15 And 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.
16 And 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.
17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray you, drink
a little water of your pitcher.
18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her
pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water
for your camels also, until they have done drinking.
20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran
again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether YHVH had
made his journey prosperous or not.
22 And 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;
23 And said, Whose daughter are you? tell me, I pray you: is there room
in your father's house for us to lodge in?
24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of
Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.
25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough,
and room to lodge in.
26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped YHVH.
27 And he said, Blessed be YHVH Elohim of my master Abraham, who has
not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the
way, YHVH led me to the house of my master's brethren.
28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these
29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out
unto the man, unto the well.
30 And 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 spoke the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and,
behold, he stood by the camels at the well.
31 And he said, Come in, you blessed of YHVH; wherefore stand you
without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.
32 And 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.
33 And 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.
34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant.
35 And YHVH has blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and
he has given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and
menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old:
and unto him has he given all that he has.
37 And my master made me swear, saying, You shall not take a wife to my
son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:
38 But you shall go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take
a wife unto my son.
39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow
40 And he said unto me, YHVH, before whom I walk, will send his angel
with you, and prosper your way; and you shall take a wife for my son of
my kindred, and of my father's house:
41 Then shall you be clear from this my oath, when you come to my
kindred; and if they give not you one, you shall be clear from my oath.
42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O YHVH Elohim of my
master Abraham, if now you do prosper my way which I go:
43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass,
that when the virgin comes forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give
me, I pray you, a little water of your pitcher to drink;
44 And she say to me, Both drink you, and I will also draw for your
camels: let the same be the woman whom YHVH has appointed out for my
45 And 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 you.
46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and
said, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also: so I drank, and she
made the camels drink also.
47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter are you? 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.
48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped YHVH, and blessed YHVH
Elohim of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take
my master's brother's daughter unto his son.
49 And now if you 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.
50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from
YHVH: we cannot speak unto you bad or good.
51 Behold, Rebekah is before you, take her, and go, and let her be your
master's son's wife, as YHVH has spoken.
52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words,
he worshipped YHVH, bowing himself to the earth.
53 And 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.
54 And 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.
55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a
few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.
56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing YHVH has prospered my
way; send me away that I may go to my master.
57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth.
58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Will you go with this
man? And she said, I will go.
59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and
Abraham's servant, and his men.
60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, You are our sister, be
you the mother of thousands of millions, and let your seed possess the
gate of those which hate them.
61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels,
and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in
the south country.
63 And 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.
64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted
off the camel.
65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walks in
the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master:
therefore she took a veil, and covered herself.
66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
67 And 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.
1 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and
Ishbak, and Shuah.
3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were
Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and
Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.
5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
6 But 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.
7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived,
an hundred threescore and fifteen years.
8 Then 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.
9 And 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
10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was
Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that Elohim blessed
his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.
12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar
the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham:
13 And 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,
14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their
towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
17 And 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.
18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as you
go toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.
19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat
20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the
daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the
21 And Isaac entreated YHVH for his wife, because she was barren: and
YHVH was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it
be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of YHVH.
23 And YHVH said unto her, Two nations are in your womb, and two manner
of people shall be separated from your bowels; and the one people shall
be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the
24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were
twins in her womb.
25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they
called his name Esau.
26 And 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.
27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the
field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah
29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was
30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray you, with that same red
pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day your birthright.
32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit
shall this birthright do to me?
33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he
sold his birthright unto Jacob.
34 Then 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
1 And 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.
2 And YHVH appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell
in the land which I shall tell you of:
3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you; for
unto you, and unto your seed, I will give all these countries, and I
will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham your father;
4 And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and
will give unto your seed all these countries; and in your seed shall all
the nations of the earth be blessed;
5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my
commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:
7 And 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
8 And 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.
9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is your
wife: and how said you, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him,
Because I said, Lest I die for her.
10 And Abimelech said, What is this you have done unto us? one of the
people might lightly have lien with your wife, and you should have
brought guiltiness upon us.
11 And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that touches this
man or his wife shall surely be put to death.
12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an
hundredfold: and YHVH blessed him.
13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became
14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great
store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.
15 For all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days
of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them
16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for you are much mightier
17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of
Gerar, and dwelt there.
18 And Isaac dug again the wells of water, which they had dug in
the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them
after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by
which his father had called them.
19 And Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of
20 And 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.
21 And they dug another well, and strove for that also: and he
called the name of it Sitnah.
22 And he removed from thence, and dug another well; and for that
they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For
now YHVH has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.
23 And he went up from thence to Beersheba.
24 And YHVH appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the Elohim
of Abraham your father: fear not, for I am with you, and will bless you,
and multiply your seed for my servant Abraham's sake.
25 And he built an altar there, and called upon the name of YHVH, and
pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants dug a well.
26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his
friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.
27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come you to me, seeing you hate
me, and have sent me away from you?
28 And they said, We saw certainly that YHVH was with you: and we said,
Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and you, and let us
make a covenant with you;
29 That you will do us no hurt, as we have not touched you, and as we
have done unto you nothing but good, and have sent you away in peace:
you are now the blessed of YHVH.
30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.
31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another:
and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
32 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and
told him concerning the well which they had dug, and said unto him,
We have found water.
33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba
unto this day.
34 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the
daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the
35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.
1 And 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.
2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:
3 Now therefore take, I pray you, your weapons, your quiver and your
bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;
4 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I
may eat; that my soul may bless you before I die.
5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to
the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
6 And Rebekah spoke unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard your
father speak unto Esau your brother, saying,
7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless
you before YHVH before my death.
8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I
9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the
goats; and I will make them savoury meat for your father, such as he
10 And you shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, and that he
may bless you before his death.
11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a
hairy man, and I am a smooth man:
12 My 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.
13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me be your curse, my son: only
obey my voice, and go fetch me them.
14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his
mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.
15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were
with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:
16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and
upon the smooth of his neck:
17 And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared,
into the hand of her son Jacob.
18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here
am I; who are you, my son?
19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau your firstborn; I have
done according as you bade me: arise, I pray you, sit and eat of my
venison, that your soul may bless me.
20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that you have found it so
quickly, my son? And he said, Because YHVH your Elohim brought it to me.
21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray you, that I may feel
you, my son, whether you be my very son Esau or not.
22 And 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.
23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his
brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.
24 And he said, Are you my very son Esau? And he said, I am.
25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's
venison, that my soul may bless you. And he brought it near to him, and
he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank.
26 And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my
27 And 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 YHVH has blessed:
28 Therefore Elohim give you of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of
the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
29 Let people serve you, and nations bow down to you: be lord over your
brethren, and let your mother's sons bow down to you: cursed be every
one that curses you, and blessed be he that blesses you.
30 And 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.
31 And 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 your soul may bless me.
32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who are you? And he said, I am
your son, your firstborn Esau.
33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that
has taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before you
came, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.
34 And 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.
35 And he said, Your brother came with subtlety, and has taken away
36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he has supplanted me
these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he has
taken away my blessing. And he said, Have you not reserved a blessing
37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him your
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 you, my
38 And Esau said unto his father, Have you but one blessing, my father?
bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and
39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, your
dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven
40 And by your sword shall you live, and shall serve your brother; and
it shall come to pass when you shall have the dominion, that you shall
break his yoke from off your neck.
41 And 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.
42 And 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, your
brother Esau, as touching you, does comfort himself, purposing to kill
43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee you to Laban
my brother to Haran;
44 And tarry with him a few days, until your brother's fury turn away;
45 Until your brother's anger turn away from you, and he forget that
which you have done to him: then I will send, and fetch you from thence:
why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?
46 And 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
1 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said
unto him, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.
2 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father;
and take you a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban your mother's
3 And El Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you,
that you may be a multitude of people;
4 And give you the blessing of Abraham, to you, and to your seed with
you; that you may inherit the land wherein you are a stranger, which
Elohim gave unto Abraham.
5 And 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
6 When 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, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of
7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to
8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his
9 Then 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.
10 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
11 And 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.
12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top
of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of Elohim ascending and
descending on it.
13 And, behold, YHVH stood above it, and said, I am YHVH Elohim of
Abraham your father, and the Elohim of Isaac: the land whereon you lie,
to you will I give it, and to your seed;
14 And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall
spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the
south: and in you and in your seed shall all the families of the earth
15 And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you in all places where
you go, and will bring you again into this land; for I will not leave
you, until I have done that which I have spoken to you of.
16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely YHVH is in
this place; and I knew it not.
17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is
none other but the house of Elohim, and this is the gate of heaven.
18 And 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.
19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that
city was called Luz at the first.
20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If Elohim 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,
21 So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall YHVH
be my Elohim:
22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be Elohim's
house: and of all that you shall give me I will surely give the tenth
1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people
of the east.
2 And 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.
3 And 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.
4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be you? And they said,
Of Haran are we.
5 And he said unto them, Know you Laban the son of Nahor? And they
said, We know him.
6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and,
behold, Rachel his daughter comes with the sheep.
7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the
cattle should be gathered together: water you the sheep, and go and feed
8 And 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
9 And while he yet spoke with them, Rachel came with her father's
sheep: for she kept them.
10 And 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.
11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that he
was Rebekah's son: and she ran and told her father.
13 And 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.
14 And Laban said to him, Surely you are my bone and my flesh. And he
abode with him the space of a month.
15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because you are my brother, should you
therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall your wages be?
16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the
name of the younger was Rachel.
17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve you seven years for
Rachel your younger daughter.
19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to you, than that I
should give her to another man: abide with me.
20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him
but a few days, for the love he had to her.
21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are
fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a
23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter,
and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.
24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an
25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and
he said to Laban, What is this you have done unto me? did not I serve
with you for Rachel? wherefore then have you beguiled me?
26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the
younger before the firstborn.
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give you this also for the service
which you shall serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his
daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her
30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than
Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
31 And when YHVH saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but
Rachel was barren.
32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben:
for she said, Surely YHVH has looked upon my affliction; now therefore
my husband will love me.
33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because YHVH has
heard that I was hated, he has therefore given me this son also: and she
called his name Simeon.
34 And 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.
35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I
praise YHVH: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.
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
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
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 to night 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
24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, YHVH shall add to me
25 And 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
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 favour in your
eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that YHVH 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 were with me.
30 For it was little which you had before I came, and it is now
increased unto a multitude; and YHVH 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 today, 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.
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 ringstreaked 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 betwixt 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 streaks 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
ringstreaked, speckled, and spotted.
40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks
toward the ringstreaked, 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, 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.
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.
1 And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob has taken away
all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's has he
gotten all this glory.
2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not
toward him as before.
3 And YHVH said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of your fathers, and
to your kindred; and I will be with you.
4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his
5 And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not
toward me as before; but the Elohim of my father has been with me.
6 And you know that with all my power I have served your father.
7 And your father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but
Elohim suffered him not to hurt me.
8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be your wages; then all the
cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstreaked shall be
your hire; then bare all the cattle ringstreaked.
9 Thus Elohim has taken away the cattle of your father, and given them
10 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 ringstreaked, speckled, and grisled.
11 And the angel of Elohim spoke unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And
I said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lift up now your eyes, and see, all the rams which leap
upon the cattle are ringstreaked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen
all that Laban does unto you.
13 I am the El of Bethel, where you anointed the pillar, and where you
vowed a vow unto me: now arise, get you out from this land, and return
unto the land of your kindred.
14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any
portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?
15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he has sold us, and has
quite devoured also our money.
16 For all the riches which Elohim has taken from our father, that is
ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever Elohim has said unto you,
17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;
18 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 Padanaram, for
to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.
19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images
that were her father's.
20 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told
him not that he fled.
21 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.
22 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.
23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days'
journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.
24 And Elohim came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said
unto him, Take heed that you speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the
mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.
26 And Laban said to Jacob, What have you done, that you have stolen
away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken
with the sword?
27 Wherefore did you flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and
did not tell me, that I might have sent you away with mirth, and with
songs, with tabret, and with harp?
28 And have not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? you have
now done foolishly in so doing.
29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the Elohim of your
father spoke unto me yesternight, saying, Take you heed that you speak
not to Jacob either good or bad.
30 And now, though you would needs be gone, because you sore longed
after your father's house, yet wherefore have you stolen my elohim?
31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I
said, Peradventure you would take by force your daughters from me.
32 With whomsoever you find your elohim, let him not live: before our
brethren discern you what is your with me, and take it to you. For Jacob
knew not that Rachel had stolen them.
33 And 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.
34 Now 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
35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I
cannot rise up before you; for the custom of women is upon me. And he
searched, but found not the images.
36 And Jacob was wroth, and chided with Laban: and Jacob answered and
said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that you have so
hotly pursued after me?
37 Whereas you have searched all my stuff, what have you found of all
your household stuff? set it here before my brethren and your brethren,
that they may judge betwixt us both.
38 This twenty years have I been with you; your ewes and your she goats
have not cast their young, and the rams of your flock have I not eaten.
39 That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto you; I bare the
loss of it; of my hand did you 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.
41 Thus have I been twenty years in your house; I served you fourteen
years for your two daughters, and six years for your cattle: and you
have changed my wages ten times.
42 Except the Elohim of my father, the Elohim of Abraham, and the fear
of Isaac, had been with me, surely you had sent me away now empty.
Elohim has seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked
43 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 you see is mine: and what can I do this day unto
these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?
44 Now therefore come you, let us make a covenant, I and you; and let
it be for a witness between me and you.
45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took
stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.
47 And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.
48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and you this day.
Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;
49 And Mizpah; for he said, YHVH watch between me and you, when we are
absent one from another.
50 If you shall afflict my daughters, or if you shall take other wives
beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, Elohim is witness betwixt
me and you.
51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar,
which I have cast betwixt me and you;
52 This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not
pass over this heap to you, and that you shall not pass over this heap
and this pillar unto me, for harm.
53 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
54 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
55 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
1 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 you speak unto my lord
Esau; Your servant Jacob said thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and
stayed there until now:
5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and
womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in
6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother
Esau, and also he comes to meet you, and four hundred men with him.
7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the
people that were 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, YHVH which said unto me, Return unto your country, and to
your kindred, and I will deal well with you:
10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the
truth, which you have showed unto your servant; for with my staff I
passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.
11 Deliver me, I pray you, 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 you said, I will surely do you good, and make your 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
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 meets
you, and asks you, saying, Whose are you? and where go you? and whose
are these before you?
18 Then you shall say, They be your servant Jacob's; it is a present
sent unto my lord 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 you speak unto Esau, when you
20 And say you moreover, Behold, your servant Jacob is behind us. For
he said, I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and
afterward I will see his face; 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
womenservants, 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
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 breaks. And he said, I will
not let you go, except you bless me.
27 And he said unto him, What is your name? And he said, Jacob.
28 And he said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel:
for as a prince have you power with Elohim and with men, and have
29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray you, your name. And
he said, Wherefore is it that you do ask after my name? And he blessed
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 Penuel 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.
1 And 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.
2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and
her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.
3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven
times, until he came near to his brother.
4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and
kissed him: and they wept.
5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and
said, Who are those with you? And he said, The children which Elohim has
graciously given your servant.
6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they
7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and
after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.
8 And he said, What means you by all this drove which I met? And he
said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.
9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that you have unto
10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray you, if now I have found grace in your
sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen
your face, as though I had seen the face of Elohim, and you were pleased
11 Take, I pray you, my blessing that is brought to you; because Elohim
has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged
him, and he took it.
12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go
13 And he said unto him, My lord knows 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.
14 Let my lord, I pray you, pass over before his servant: and I will
lead on softly, according as the cattle that goes before me and the
children be able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.
15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with you some of the folk that are
with me. And he said, What needs it? let me find grace in the sight of
16 So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.
17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made
booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called
18 And 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
19 And 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.
20 And he erected there an altar, and called it Elelohe-Israel.
1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out
to see the daughters of the land.
2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country,
saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.
3 And his soul chopped unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the
damsel, and spoke kindly unto the damsel.
4 And Shechem spoke unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel
5 And 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
6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with
7 And 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
8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem
longs for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife.
9 And make you marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and
take our daughters unto you.
10 And you shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell
and trade you therein, and get you possessions therein.
11 And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find
grace in your eyes, and what you shall say unto me I will give.
12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as
you shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.
13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father
deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:
14 And 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:
15 But in this will we consent unto you: If you will be as we be, that
every male of you be circumcised;
16 Then 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
17 But if you will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we
take our daughter, and we will be gone.
18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.
19 And 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.
20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and
communed with the men of their city, saying,
21 These 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
22 Only 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
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.
24 And 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.
25 And 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.
26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword,
and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.
27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because
they had defiled their sister.
28 They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that
which was in the city, and that which was in the field,
29 And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives
took they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house.
30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, You 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
31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?
1 And Elohim said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there:
and make there an altar unto El, that appeared unto you when you fled
from the face of Esau your brother.
2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him,
Put away the strange elohim that are among you, and be clean, and change
3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar
unto El, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in
the way which I went.
4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange elohim 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.
5 And they journeyed: and the terror of Elohim was upon the cities that
were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is,
Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.
7 And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because
there Elohim appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his
8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel
under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.
9 And Elohim appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram,
and blessed him.
10 And Elohim said unto him, Your name is Jacob: your name shall not be
called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be your name: and he called his
11 And Elohim said unto him, I am El Almighty: be fruitful and
multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of you, and kings
shall come out of your loins;
12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to you I will give it,
and to your seed after you will I give the land.
13 And Elohim went up from him in the place where he talked with him.
14 And 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.
15 And Jacob called the name of the place where Elohim spoke with him,
16 And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to
come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.
17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife
said unto her, Fear not; you shall have this son also.
18 And 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.
19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is
20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of
Rachel's grave unto this day.
21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.
22 And 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:
23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi,
and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:
24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:
25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:
26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are
the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padanaram.
27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of
Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.
29 And 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
1 Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.
2 Esau 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;
3 And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.
4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;
5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons
of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.
6 And 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.
7 For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and
the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of
8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.
9 And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in
10 These 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.
11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and
12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to
Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife.
13 And these are the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and
Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.
14 And 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,
15 These were dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the
firstborn son of Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,
16 Duke 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.
17 And 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.
18 And 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.
19 These are the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these are their dukes.
20 These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land;
Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,
21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these are the dukes of the
Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.
22 And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister
23 And the children of Shobal were these; Alvan, and Manahath, and
Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
24 And 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.
25 And the children of Anah were these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the
daughter of Anah.
26 And these are the children of Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and
Ithran, and Cheran.
27 The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.
28 The children of Dishan are these; Uz, and Aran.
29 These are the dukes that came of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke
Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,
30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these are the dukes that came
of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir.
31 And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before
there reigned any king over the children of Israel.
32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his city
33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his
34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in his
35 And 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.
36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.
37 And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his
38 And Saul died, and Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.
39 And 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.
40 And 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,
41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
43 Duke 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.
1 And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the
land of Canaan.
2 These 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.
3 Now 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.
4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all
his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they
hated him yet the more.
6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have
7 For, 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.
8 And his brethren said to him, Shall you indeed reign over us? or
shall you indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more
for his dreams, and for his words.
9 And 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.
10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father
rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that you have
dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brethren indeed come to bow
down ourselves to you to the earth?
11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.
12 And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not your brethren feed the flock in
Shechem? come, and I will send you unto them. And he said to him, Here
14 And he said to him, Go, I pray you, see whether it be well with your
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.
15 And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the
field: and the man asked him, saying, What seek you?
16 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray you, where they
feed their flocks.
17 And 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
18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them,
they conspired against him to slay him.
19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer comes.
20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit,
and we will say, Some evil beast has devoured him: and we shall see what
will become of his dreams.
21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and
said, Let us not kill him.
22 And 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.
23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that
they stripped Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was
24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty,
there was no water in it.
25 And 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
26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our
brother, and conceal his blood?
27 Come, 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
28 Then 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.
29 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the
pit; and he rent his clothes.
30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and
I, where shall I go?
31 And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and
dipped the coat in the blood;
32 And 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 your son's
coat or no.
33 And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast has
devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and
mourned for his son many days.
35 And 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.
36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of
Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.
1 And 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.
2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was
Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her.
3 And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.
4 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name
5 And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name
Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.
6 And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.
7 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of YHVH; and YHVH
8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto your brother's wife, and marry
her, and raise up seed to your brother.
9 And 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.
10 And the thing which he did displeased YHVH: wherefore he slew him
11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at your
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.
12 And 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.
13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold your father in law goes up to
Timnath to shear his sheep.
14 And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with
a veil, 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.
15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she had
covered her face.
16 And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray you, let
me come in unto you; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law.)
And she said, What will you give me, that you may come in unto me?
17 And he said, I will send you a kid from the flock. And she said,
Will you give me a pledge, till you send it?
18 And he said, What pledge shall I give you? And she said, Your
signet, and your bracelets, and your staff that is in your hand. And he
gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.
19 And she arose, and went away, and laid by her veil from her, and put
on the garments of her widowhood.
20 And 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.
21 Then 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
22 And 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.
23 And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I
sent this kid, and you have not found her.
24 And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told
Judah, saying, Tamar your daughter in law has played the harlot; and
also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her
forth, and let her be burnt.
25 When 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 you, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff.
26 And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She has been more righteous
than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her
again no more.
27 And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins
were in her womb.
28 And 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.
29 And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his
brother came out: and she said, How have you broken forth? this breach
be upon you: therefore his name was called Pharez.
30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon
his hand: and his name was called Zarah.
1 And 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.
2 And YHVH was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in
the house of his master the Egyptian.
3 And his master saw that YHVH was with him, and that YHVH made all
that he did to prosper in his hand.
4 And 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.
5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in
his house, and over all that he had, that YHVH blessed the Egyptian's
house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of YHVH was upon all that he
had in the house, and in the field.
6 And 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.
7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast
her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
8 But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master
worries not what is with me in the house, and he has committed all that
he has to my hand;
9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither has he kept back
any thing from me but you, because you are his wife: how then can I do
this great wickedness, and sin against Elohim?
10 And it came to pass, as she spoke to Joseph day by day, that he
hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
11 And 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
12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left
his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
13 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in
her hand, and was fled forth,
14 That she called unto the men of her house, and spoke unto them,
saying, See, he has 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:
15 And 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.
16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.
17 And she spoke unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew
servant, which you have brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:
18 And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left
his garment with me, and fled out.
19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife,
which she spoke unto him, saying, After this manner did your servant to
me; that his wrath was kindled.
20 And 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.
21 But YHVH was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favour
in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
22 And 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.
23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his
hand; because YHVH was with him, and that which he did, YHVH made it to
1 And 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.
2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief
of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard,
into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served
them: and they continued a season in ward.
5 And 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.
6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them,
and, behold, they were sad.
7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his
lord's house, saying, Wherefore look you so sadly to day?
8 And 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 Elohim? tell me them, I pray you.
9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my
dream, behold, a vine was before me;
10 And 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
11 And 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.
12 And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The
three branches are three days:
13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head, and restore
you unto your place: and you shall deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand,
after the former manner when you were his butler.
14 But think on me when it shall be well with you, and show kindness, I
pray you, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out
of this house:
15 For 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.
16 When 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:
17 And 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.
18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof:
The three baskets are three days:
19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head from off you,
and shall hang you on a tree; and the birds shall eat your flesh from
20 And 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.
21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he
gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:
22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.
23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.
1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh
dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.
2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine
and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.
3 And, 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.
4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well
favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.
5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of
corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
6 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up
7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And
Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.
8 And 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.
9 Then spoke the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my
faults this day:
10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the
captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker:
11 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man
according to the interpretation of his dream.
12 And 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.
13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he
restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.
14 Then 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.
15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is
none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of you, that you can
understand a dream to interpret it.
16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: Elohim shall
give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the
bank of the river:
18 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed
and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow:
19 And, 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
20 And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven
21 And 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
22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk,
full and good:
23 And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east
wind, sprung up after them:
24 And 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.
25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: Elohim
has showed Pharaoh what he is about to do.
26 The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are
seven years: the dream is one.
27 And 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.
28 This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What Elohim is
about to do he shows unto Pharaoh.
29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the
land of Egypt:
30 And 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;
31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that
famine following; for it shall be very grievous.
32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because
the thing is established by Elohim, and Elohim will shortly bring it to
33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set
him over the land of Egypt.
34 Let 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
35 And 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
36 And 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.
37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of
all his servants.
38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this
is, a man in whom the Spirit of Elohim is?
39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as Elohim has showed you all
this, there is none so discreet and wise as you are:
40 You shall be over my house, and according unto your word shall all
my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than you.
41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land
42 And 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;
43 And 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
44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without you shall no
man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
45 And 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.
46 And 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.
47 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by
48 And 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.
49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he
left numbering; for it was without number.
50 And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came,
which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For Elohim,
said he, has made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.
52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For Elohim has caused
me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
53 And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt,
54 And 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.
55 And 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 said to you, do.
56 And 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.
57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because
that the famine was so sore in all lands.
1 Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his
sons, Why do you look one upon another?
2 And 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
3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.
4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for
he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.
5 And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for
the famine was in the land of Canaan.
6 And 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.
7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself
strange unto them, and spoke roughly unto them; and he said unto them,
Whence come you? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
9 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said
unto them, You are spies; to see the nakedness of the land you are come.
10 And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are your
11 We are all one man's sons; we are true men, your servants are no
12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land you
13 And they said, Your 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.
14 And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spoke unto you, saying,
You are spies:
15 Hereby you shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh you shall not go
forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.
16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and you 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 you are spies.
17 And he put them all together into ward three days.
18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I
19 If you be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house
of your prison: go you, carry corn for the famine of your houses:
20 But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be
verified, and you shall not die. And they did so.
21 And 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.
22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do
not sin against the child; and you would not hear? therefore, behold,
also his blood is required.
23 And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spoke unto
them by an interpreter.
24 And 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.
25 Then 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.
26 And they loaded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.
27 And 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.
28 And 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 Elohim has done unto us?
29 And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and
told him all that befell unto them; saying,
30 The man, who is the lord of the land, spoke roughly to us, and took
us for spies of the country.
31 And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:
32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the
youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
33 And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I
know that you are true men; leave one of your brethren here with me, and
take food for the famine of your households, and be gone:
34 And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that you
are no spies, but that you are true men: so will I deliver you your
brother, and you shall traffic in the land.
35 And 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.
36 And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have you bereaved of my
children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and you will take Benjamin
away: all these things are against me.
37 And Reuben spoke unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I
bring him not to you: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to
38 And 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 you go, then shall you bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the
1 And the famine was sore in the land.
2 And 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
3 And Judah spoke unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto
us, saying, You shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.
4 If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you
5 But if you will not send him, we will not go down: for the man said
unto us, You shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.
6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt you so ill with me, as to tell the
man whether you had yet a brother?
7 And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our
kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have you 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?
8 And 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 you, and
also our little ones.
9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shall you require him: if I
bring him not unto you, and set him before you, then let me bear the
blame for ever:
10 For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second
11 And 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:
12 And 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:
13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:
14 And El 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
15 And 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
16 And 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.
17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into
18 And 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.
19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they
communed with him at the door of the house,
20 And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:
21 And 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.
22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we
cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.
23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your Elohim, and the Elohim
of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money.
And he brought Simeon out unto them.
24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them
water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.
25 And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for
they heard that they should eat bread there.
26 And 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.
27 And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well,
the old man of whom you spoke? Is he yet alive?
28 And they answered, Your servant our father is in good health, he is
yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his
mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom you spoke
unto me? And he said, Elohim be gracious unto you, my son.
30 And 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
31 And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and
said, Set on bread.
32 And 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.
33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright,
and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at
34 And 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.
1 And 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.
2 And 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
3 As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and
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 you do
overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have you rewarded evil for good?
5 Is not this it in which my lord drinks, and whereby indeed he
divines? you have done evil in so doing.
6 And he overtook them, and he spoke unto them these same words.
7 And they said unto him, Wherefore said my lord these words? Elohim
forbid that your servants should do according to this thing:
8 Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought
again unto you out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out
of your lord's house silver or gold?
9 With whomsoever of your servants it be found, both let him die, and
we also will be my lord's bondmen.
10 And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with
whom it is found shall be my servant; and you shall be blameless.
11 Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and
opened every man his sack.
12 And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest:
and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
13 Then they rent their clothes, and loaded every man his ass, and
returned to the city.
14 And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was yet
there: and they fell before him on the ground.
15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that you have done? wnow
you not that such a man as I can certainly divine?
16 And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak?
or how shall we clear ourselves? Elohim has found out the iniquity of
your servants: behold, we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also
with whom the cup is found.
17 And he said, Elohim 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.
18 Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let your
servant, I pray you, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not your
anger burn against your servant: for you are even as Pharaoh.
19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have you a father, or a brother?
20 And 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 loves him.
21 And you said unto your servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may
set mine eyes upon him.
22 And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he
should leave his father, his father would die.
23 And you said unto your servants, Except your youngest brother come
down with you, you shall see my face no more.
24 And it came to pass when we came up unto your servant my father, we
told him the words of my lord.
25 And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.
26 And 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.
27 And your servant my father said unto us, You know that my wife bare
me two sons:
28 And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in
pieces; and I saw him not since:
29 And if you take this also from me, and mischief befall him, you
shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
30 Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the lad be
not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;
31 It shall come to pass, when he sees that the lad is not with us,
that he will die: and your servants shall bring down the gray hairs of
your servant our father with sorrow to the grave.
32 For your servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying,
If I bring him not unto you, then I shall bear the blame to my father
33 Now therefore, I pray you, let your servant abide instead of the lad
a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren.
34 For 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.
1 Then 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.
2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.
3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; does my father yet
live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at
4 And 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 you sold
5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you
sold me hither: for Elohim did send me before you to preserve life.
6 For these two years has the famine been in the land: and yet there
are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
7 And Elohim sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the
earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but Elohim: and he has
made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler
throughout all the land of Egypt.
9 Haste you, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus said your
son Joseph, Elohim has made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me,
10 And you shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near
unto me, you, and your children, and your children's children, and your
flocks, and your herds, and all that you have:
11 And there will I nourish you; for yet there are five years of
famine; lest you, and your household, and all that you have, come to
12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin,
that it is my mouth that speaks unto you.
13 And you shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all
that you have seen; and you shall haste and bring down my father hither.
14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin
wept upon his neck.
15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after
that his brethren talked with him.
16 And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's
brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto your brethren, This do you;
lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;
18 And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I
will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat the fat
of the land.
19 Now you are commanded, this do you; take you wagons out of the land
of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your
father, and come.
20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is
21 And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons,
according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the
22 To 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.
23 And 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 you fall not out by the way.
25 And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto
Jacob their father,
26 And 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
27 And 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:
28 And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go
and see him before I die.
1 And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to
Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the Elohim of his father Isaac.
2 And Elohim spoke unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said,
Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
3 And he said, I am El, the Elohim of your father: fear not to go down
into Egypt; for I will there make of you a great nation:
4 I will go down with you into Egypt; and I will also surely bring you
up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon your eyes.
5 And 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.
6 And 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
7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons'
daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.
8 And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into
Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.
10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and
Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.
11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and
Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of
Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.
13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.
15 These 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.
16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and
Arodi, and Areli.
17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and
Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.
18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter,
and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.
19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.
20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim,
which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
21 And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera,
and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
22 These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the
souls were fourteen.
23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.
25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his
daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.
26 All 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
27 And 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.
28 And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto
Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.
29 And 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.
30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen your
face, because you are yet alive.
31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father's house, I
will go up, and show Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my
father's house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me;
32 And the men are shepherds, for their trade has been to feed cattle;
and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they
33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall
say, What is your occupation?
34 That you shall say, Your servants' trade has been about cattle from
our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that you may
dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto
1 Then 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
2 And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them
3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they
said unto Pharaoh, Your servants are shepherds, both we, and also our
4 They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we
come; for your servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine
is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray you, let your
servants dwell in the land of Goshen.
5 And Pharaoh spoke unto Joseph, saying, Your father and your brethren
are come unto you:
6 The land of Egypt is before you; in the best of the land make your
father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and
if you know any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over
7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh:
and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old are you?
9 And 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.
10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
11 And 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.
12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his
father's household, with bread, according to their families.
13 And 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.
14 And 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.
15 And 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 your presence? for the money faileth.
16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your
cattle, if money fail.
17 And 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.
18 When 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 has our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in
the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:
19 Wherefore shall we die before your eyes, both we and our land? buy
us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto
Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land
be not desolate.
20 And 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.
21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the
borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.
22 Only 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.
23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day
and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and you shall sow
24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that you 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.
25 And they said, You have saved our lives: let us find grace in the
sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.
26 And 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.
27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and
they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole
age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.
29 And 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 your sight, put,
I pray you, your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me;
bury me not, I pray you, in Egypt:
30 But I will lie with my fathers, and you shall carry me out of Egypt,
and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as you have
31 And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed
himself upon the bed's head.
1 And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold,
your father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and
2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, your son Joseph comes unto you:
and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, El Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in
the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you,
and I will make of you a multitude of people; and will give this land to
your seed after you for an everlasting possession.
5 And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto you
in the land of Egypt before I came unto you into Egypt, are mine; as
Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.
6 And your issue, which you beget after them, shall be your, and shall
be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.
7 And 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
8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?
9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom Elohim has
given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray you, unto me,
and I will bless them.
10 Now 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
11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see your face:
and, lo, Elohim has showed me also your seed.
12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed
himself with his face to the earth.
13 And 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.
14 And 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.
15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, Elohim, before whom my fathers
Abraham and Isaac did walk, the Elohim which fed me all my life long
unto this day,
16 The 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.
17 And 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.
18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the
firstborn; put your right hand upon his head.
19 And 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.
20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In you shall Israel bless,
saying, Elohim make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim
21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but Elohim shall be with
you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.
22 Moreover I have given to you one portion above your brethren, which
I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.
1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together,
that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, you sons of Jacob; and hearken
unto Israel your father.
3 Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my
strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
4 Unstable as water, you shall not excel; because you went up to your
father's bed; then defiled you it: he went up to my couch.
5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their
6 O my soul, come not you into their secret; unto their assembly, mine
honour, be not you united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in
their selfwill they dug down a wall.
7 Cursed 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.
8 Judah, you are he whom your brethren shall praise: your hand shall be
in the neck of your enemies; your father's children shall bow down
9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: he
stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse
10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between
his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the
11 Binding 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
12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an
haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.
14 Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:
15 And 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.
16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that bites
the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
18 I have waited for your salvation, O YHVH.
19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.
20 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal
21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he gives goodly words.
22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose
branches run over the wall:
23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made
strong by the hands of the mighty Elohim of Jacob; (from thence is the
shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
25 Even by the El of your father, who shall help you; and by the
Almighty, who shall bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings
of the deep that lies under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
26 The blessings of your 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.
27 Benjamin shall ravage as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the
prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.
28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their
father spoke unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his
blessing he blessed them.
29 And 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,
30 In 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.
31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried
Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.
32 The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was from
the children of Heth.
33 And 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.
1 And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed
2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his
father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.
3 And 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.
4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spoke 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,
5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have
dug for me in the land of Canaan, there shall you bury me. Now
therefore let me go up, I pray you, and bury my father, and I will come
6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury your father, according as he made
7 And 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,
8 And 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.
9 And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a
very great company.
10 And 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.
11 And 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
12 And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:
13 For 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.
14 And 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.
15 And 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.
16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Your father did
command before he died, saying,
17 So shall you say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray you now, the trespass
of your brethren, and their sin; for they did unto you evil: and now, we
pray you, forgive the trespass of the servants of the Elohim of your
father. And Joseph wept when they spoke unto him.
18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they
said, Behold, we be your servants.
19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of
20 But as for you, you thought evil against me; but Elohim meant it
unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people
21 Now therefore fear you not: I will nourish you, and your little
ones. And he comforted them, and spoke kindly unto them.
22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph
lived an hundred and ten years.
23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the
children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon
24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and Elohim will surely
visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware
to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, Elohim
will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from hence.
26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they
embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
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