Verses that are in the category ‘Uncategorized Scripture’

Genesis 2:5

No plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Yahweh God had not caused it to rain on the earth. There was not a man to till the ground,

Genesis 2:6

but a mist went up from the earth, and watered the whole surface of the ground.

Genesis 2:7

Yahweh God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Genesis 2:8

Yahweh God planted a garden eastward, in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Genesis 2:10

A river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it was parted, and became four heads.

Genesis 2:11

The name of the first is Pishon: this is the one which flows through the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

Genesis 2:12

and the gold of that land is good. There is aromatic resin and the onyx stone.

Genesis 2:13

The name of the second river is Gihon: the same river that flows through the whole land of Cush.

Genesis 2:14

The name of the third river is Hiddekel: this is the one which flows in front of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.

Genesis 2:15

Yahweh God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

Genesis 2:16

Yahweh God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;

Genesis 2:17

but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it; for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die."

Genesis 2:18

Yahweh God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him."

Genesis 2:19

Out of the ground Yahweh God formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.

Genesis 2:20

The man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field; but for man there was not found a helper suitable for him.

Genesis 2:21

Yahweh God caused a deep sleep to fall on the man, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.

Genesis 2:22

He made the rib, which Yahweh God had taken from the man, into a woman, and brought her to the man.

Genesis 2:23

The man said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken out of Man."

Genesis 2:24

Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh.

Genesis 2:25

They were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Genesis 3:1

Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which Yahweh God had made. He said to the woman, "Has God really said, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?’"

Genesis 3:2

The woman said to the serpent, "Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat,

Genesis 3:3

but of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’"

Genesis 3:4

The serpent said to the woman, "You won’t surely die,

Genesis 3:5

for God knows that in the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

Genesis 3:7

The eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

Genesis 3:8

They heard the voice of Yahweh God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden.

Genesis 3:9

Yahweh God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?"

Genesis 3:10

The man said, "I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself."

Genesis 3:11

God said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?"

Genesis 3:12

The man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate."

Genesis 3:13

Yahweh God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

Genesis 3:14

Yahweh God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you are cursed above all livestock, and above every animal of the field. On your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.

Genesis 3:15

I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will bruise your head, and you will bruise his heel."

Genesis 3:16

To the woman he said, "I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth. In pain you will bear children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you."

Genesis 3:17

To Adam he said, "Because you have listened to your wife’s voice, 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 toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.

Genesis 3:18

It will yield thorns and thistles to you; and you will eat the herb of the field.

Genesis 3:19

By the sweat of your face will you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

Genesis 3:20

The man called his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all living.

Genesis 3:21

Yahweh God made coats of skins for Adam and for his wife, and clothed them.

Genesis 3:22

Yahweh God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand, and also take of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever…"

Genesis 3:23

Therefore Yahweh God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken.

Genesis 3:24

So he drove out the man; and he placed Cherubs at the east of the garden of Eden, and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.

Genesis 4:1

The man knew Eve his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Cain, and said, "I have gotten a man with Yahweh’s help."

Genesis 4:2

Again she gave birth, to Cain’s brother Abel. Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

Genesis 4:3

As time passed, it happened that Cain brought an offering to Yahweh from the fruit of the ground.

Genesis 4:4

Abel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of its fat. Yahweh respected Abel and his offering,

Genesis 4:5

but he didn’t respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell.

Genesis 4:6

Yahweh said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen?

Genesis 4:7

If you do well, will it not be lifted up? If you don’t do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it."

Genesis 4:8

Cain said to Abel, his brother, "Let’s go into the field." It happened when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and killed him.

Genesis 4:9

Yahweh said to Cain, "Where is Abel, your brother?" He said, "I don’t know. Am I my brother’s keeper?"

Genesis 4:10

Yahweh said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries to me from the ground.

Genesis 4:11

Now you are cursed because of the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.

Genesis 4:12

From now on, when you till the ground, it won’t yield its strength to you. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth."

Genesis 4:13

Cain said to Yahweh, "My punishment is greater than I can bear.

Genesis 4:14

Behold, you have driven me out this day from the surface of the ground. I will be hidden from your face, and I will be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth. It will happen that whoever finds me will kill me."

Genesis 4:15

Yahweh said to him, "Therefore whoever slays Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold." Yahweh appointed a sign for Cain, lest any finding him should strike him.

Genesis 4:16

Cain went out from Yahweh’s presence, and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

Genesis 4:17

Cain knew his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Enoch. He built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

Genesis 4:18

To Enoch was born Irad. Irad became the father of Mehujael. Mehujael became the father of Methushael. Methushael became the father of Lamech.

Genesis 4:19

Lamech took two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

Genesis 4:20

Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.

Genesis 4:21

His brother’s name was Jubal, who was the father of all who handle the harp and pipe.

Genesis 4:22

Zillah also gave birth to Tubal Cain, the forger of every cutting instrument of brass and iron. Tubal Cain’s sister was Naamah.

Genesis 4:23

Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, hear my voice. You wives of Lamech, listen to my speech, for I have slain a man for wounding me, a young man for bruising me.

Genesis 4:24

If Cain will be avenged seven times, truly Lamech seventy-seven times."

Genesis 4:25

Adam knew his wife again. She gave birth to a son, and named him Seth, "for God has appointed me another child instead of Abel, for Cain killed him."

Genesis 5:1

This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, he made him in God’s likeness.

Genesis 5:2

He created them male and female, and blessed them, and called their name "Adam," {"Adam" and "Man" are spelled with the exact same consonants in Hebrew, so this can be correctly translated either way.} in the day when they were created.

Genesis 5:3

Adam lived one hundred thirty years, and became the father of a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth.

Genesis 5:4

The days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years, and he became the father of sons and daughters.

Genesis 5:5

All the days that Adam lived were nine hundred thirty years, then he died.

Genesis 5:6

Seth lived one hundred five years, and became the father of Enosh.

Genesis 5:7

Seth lived after he became the father of Enosh eight hundred seven years, and became the father of sons and daughters.

Genesis 5:8

All the days of Seth were nine hundred twelve years, then he died.

Genesis 5:9

Enosh lived ninety years, and became the father of Kenan.

Genesis 5:10

Enosh lived after he became the father of Kenan, eight hundred fifteen years, and became the father of sons and daughters.

Genesis 5:11

All the days of Enosh were nine hundred five years, then he died.

Genesis 5:12

Kenan lived seventy years, and became the father of Mahalalel.

Genesis 5:13

Kenan lived after he became the father of Mahalalel eight hundred forty years, and became the father of sons and daughters

Genesis 5:14

and all the days of Kenan were nine hundred ten years, then he died.

Genesis 5:15

Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Jared.

Genesis 5:16

Mahalalel lived after he became the father of Jared eight hundred thirty years, and became the father of sons and daughters.

Genesis 5:17

All the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred ninety-five years, then he died.

Genesis 5:18

Jared lived one hundred sixty-two years, and became the father of Enoch.

Genesis 5:19

Jared lived after he became the father of Enoch eight hundred years, and became the father of sons and daughters.

Genesis 5:20

All the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty-two years, then he died.

Genesis 5:21

Enoch lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Methuselah.

Genesis 5:22

Enoch walked with God after he became the father of Methuselah three hundred years, and became the father of sons and daughters.

Genesis 5:23

All the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty-five years.

Genesis 5:24

Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.

Genesis 5:25

Methuselah lived one hundred eighty-seven years, and became the father of Lamech.

Genesis 5:26

Methuselah lived after he became the father of Lamech seven hundred eighty-two years, and became the father of sons and daughters.

Genesis 5:27

All the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty-nine years, then he died.

Genesis 5:28

Lamech lived one hundred eighty-two years, and became the father of a son,

Genesis 5:29

and he named him Noah, saying, "This same will comfort us in our work and in the toil of our hands, because of the ground which Yahweh has cursed."

Genesis 5:30

Lamech lived after he became the father of Noah five hundred ninety-five years, and became the father of sons and daughters.

Genesis 5:31

All the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy-seven years, then he died.

Genesis 5:32

Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis 6:1

It happened, when men began to multiply on the surface of the ground, and daughters were born to them,

Genesis 6:2

that God’s sons saw that men’s daughters were beautiful, and they took for themselves wives of all that they chose.

Genesis 6:3

Yahweh said, "My Spirit will not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; yet will his days be one hundred twenty years."

Genesis 6:4

The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when God’s sons came in to men’s daughters. They bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

Genesis 6:5

Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Genesis 6:6

Yahweh was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him in his heart.

Genesis 6:7

Yahweh said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the surface of the ground; man, along with animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them."

Genesis 6:8

But Noah found favor in Yahweh’s eyes.

Genesis 6:9

This is the history of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time. Noah walked with God.

Genesis 6:10

Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis 6:11

The earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

Genesis 6:12

God saw the earth, and saw that it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

Genesis 6:13

God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before me, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Genesis 6:14

Make a ship of gopher wood. You shall make rooms in the ship, and shall seal it inside and outside with pitch.

Genesis 6:15

This is how you shall make it. The length of the ship will be three hundred cubits, its breadth fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.

Genesis 6:16

You shall make a roof in the ship, and you shall finish it to a cubit upward. You shall set the door of the ship in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third levels.

Genesis 6:17

I, even I, do bring the flood of waters on this earth, to destroy all flesh having the breath of life from under the sky. Everything that is in the earth will die.

Genesis 6:18

But I will establish my covenant with you. You shall come into the ship, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.

Genesis 6:19

Of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ship, to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female.

Genesis 6:20

Of the birds after their kind, of the livestock after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every sort shall come to you, to keep them alive.

Genesis 6:21

Take with you of all food that is eaten, and gather it to yourself; and it will be for food for you, and for them."

Genesis 6:22

Thus Noah did. According to all that God commanded him, so he did.

Genesis 7:1

Yahweh said to Noah, "Come with all of your household into the ship, for I have seen your righteousness before me in this generation.

Genesis 7:2

You shall take seven pairs of every clean animal with you, the male and his female. Of the animals that are not clean, take two, the male and his female.

Genesis 7:3

Also of the birds of the sky, seven and seven, male and female, to keep seed alive on the surface of all the earth.

Genesis 7:4

In seven days, I will cause it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights. Every living thing that I have made, I will destroy from the surface of the ground."

Genesis 7:5

Noah did everything that Yahweh commanded him.

Genesis 7:6

Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came on the earth.

Genesis 7:7

Noah went into the ship with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives, because of the waters of the flood.

Genesis 7:8

Clean animals, animals that are not clean, birds, and everything that creeps on the ground

Genesis 7:9

went by pairs to Noah into the ship, male and female, as God commanded Noah.

Genesis 7:10

It happened after the seven days, that the waters of the flood came on the earth.

Genesis 7:11

In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep were burst open, and the sky’s windows were opened.

Genesis 7:12

The rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.

Genesis 7:13

In the same day Noah, and Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, entered into the ship;

Genesis 7:14

they, and every animal after its kind, all the livestock after their kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, every bird of every sort.

Genesis 7:15

They went to Noah into the ship, by pairs of all flesh with the breath of life in them.

Genesis 7:16

Those who went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God commanded him; and Yahweh shut him in.

Genesis 7:17

The flood was forty days on the earth. The waters increased, and lifted up the ship, and it was lifted up above the earth.

Genesis 7:18

The waters prevailed, and increased greatly on the earth; and the ship floated on the surface of the waters.

Genesis 7:19

The waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth. All the high mountains that were under the whole sky were covered.

Genesis 7:20

The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.

Genesis 7:21

All flesh died that moved on the earth, including birds, livestock, animals, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man.

Genesis 7:22

All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, of all that was on the dry land, died.

Genesis 7:23

Every living thing was destroyed that was on the surface of the ground, including man, livestock, creeping things, and birds of the sky. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ship.

Genesis 7:24

The waters prevailed on the earth one hundred fifty days.

Genesis 8:1

God remembered Noah, all the animals, and all the livestock that were with him in the ship; and God made a wind to pass over the earth. The waters subsided.

Genesis 8:2

The deep’s fountains and the sky’s windows were also stopped, and the rain from the sky was restrained.

Genesis 8:3

The waters receded from the earth continually. After the end of one hundred fifty days the waters decreased.

Genesis 8:4

The ship rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on Ararat’s mountains.

Genesis 8:5

The waters receded continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.

Genesis 8:6

It happened at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ship which he had made,

Genesis 8:7

and he sent out a raven. It went back and forth, until the waters were dried up from the earth.

Genesis 8:8

He sent out a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from the surface of the ground,

Genesis 8:9

but the dove found no place to rest her foot, and she returned to him into the ship; for the waters were on the surface of the whole earth. He put out his hand, and took her, and brought her to him into the ship.

Genesis 8:10

He stayed yet another seven days; and again he sent the dove out of the ship.

Genesis 8:11

The dove came back to him at evening, and, behold, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off. So Noah knew that the waters were abated from the earth.

Genesis 8:12

He stayed yet another seven days, and sent out the dove; and she didn’t return to him any more.

Genesis 8:13

It happened in the six hundred first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from the earth. Noah removed the covering of the ship, and looked. He saw that the surface of the ground was dried.

Genesis 8:14

In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.

Genesis 8:15

God spoke to Noah, saying,

Genesis 8:16

"Go out of the ship, you, and your wife, and your sons, and your sons’ wives with you.

Genesis 8:17

Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh, including birds, livestock, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply on the earth."

Genesis 8:18

Noah went out, with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives with him.

Genesis 8:19

Every animal, every creeping thing, and every bird, whatever moves on the earth, after their families, went out of the ship.

Genesis 8:20

Noah built an altar to Yahweh, and took of every clean animal, and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

Genesis 8:21

Yahweh smelled the pleasant aroma. Yahweh said in his heart, "I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake, because the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I ever again strike everything living, as I have done.

Genesis 8:22

While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."

Genesis 9:1

God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

Genesis 9:2

The fear of you and the dread of you will be on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the sky. Everything that the ground teems with, and all the fish of the sea are delivered into your hand.

Genesis 9:3

Every moving thing that lives will be food for you. As the green herb, I have given everything to you.

Genesis 9:4

But flesh with its life, its blood, you shall not eat.

Genesis 9:5

I will surely require your blood of your lives. At the hand of every animal I will require it. At the hand of man, even at the hand of every man’s brother, I will require the life of man.

Genesis 9:7

Be fruitful and multiply. Increase abundantly in the earth, and multiply in it."

Genesis 9:8

God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,

Genesis 9:9

"As for me, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your offspring after you,

Genesis 9:10

and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the livestock, and every animal of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ship, even every animal of the earth.

Genesis 9:11

I will establish my covenant with you: all flesh will not be cut off any more by the waters of the flood, neither will there ever again be a flood to destroy the earth."

Genesis 9:12

God said, "This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:

Genesis 9:13

I set my rainbow in the cloud, and it will be for a sign of a covenant between me and the earth.

Genesis 9:14

It will happen, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow will be seen in the cloud,

Genesis 9:15

and I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh, and the waters will no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

Genesis 9:16

The rainbow will be in the cloud. I will look at it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth."

Genesis 9:17

God said to Noah, "This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth."

Genesis 9:18

The sons of Noah who went out from the ship were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Ham is the father of Canaan.

Genesis 9:19

These three were the sons of Noah, and from these, the whole earth was populated.

Genesis 9:20

Noah began to be a farmer, and planted a vineyard.

Genesis 9:21

He drank of the wine and got drunk. He was uncovered within his tent.

Genesis 9:22

Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.

Genesis 9:23

Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it on both their shoulders, went in backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were backwards, and they didn’t see their father’s nakedness.

Genesis 9:24

Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done to him.

Genesis 9:25

He said, "Canaan is cursed. He will be servant of servants to his brothers."

Genesis 9:26

He said, "Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Shem. Let Canaan be his servant.

Genesis 9:27

May God enlarge Japheth. Let him dwell in the tents of Shem. Let Canaan be his servant."

Genesis 9:28

Noah lived three hundred fifty years after the flood.

Genesis 9:29

All the days of Noah were nine hundred fifty years, then he died.

Genesis 10:1

Now this is the history of the generations of the sons of Noah and of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Sons were born to them after the flood.

Genesis 10:2

The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.

Genesis 10:3

The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.

Genesis 10:4

The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

Genesis 10:5

Of these were the islands of the nations divided in their lands, everyone after his language, after their families, in their nations.

Genesis 10:6

The sons of Ham: Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.

Genesis 10:7

The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.

Genesis 10:8

Cush became the father of Nimrod. He began to be a mighty one in the earth.

Genesis 10:9

He was a mighty hunter before Yahweh. Therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before Yahweh."

Genesis 10:10

The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Genesis 10:11

Out of that land he went into Assyria, and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah,

Genesis 10:12

and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (the same is the great city).

Genesis 10:13

Mizraim became the father of Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,

Genesis 10:14

Pathrusim, Casluhim (which the Philistines descended from), and Caphtorim.

Genesis 10:15

Canaan became the father of Sidon (his firstborn), Heth,

Genesis 10:16

the Jebusite, the Amorite, the Girgashite,

Genesis 10:17

the Hivite, the Arkite, the Sinite,

Genesis 10:18

the Arvadite, the Zemarite, and the Hamathite. Afterward the families of the Canaanites were spread abroad.

Genesis 10:19

The border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as you go toward Gerar, to Gaza; as you go toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, to Lasha.

Genesis 10:20

These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their languages, in their lands, in their nations.

Genesis 10:21

To Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, to him also were children born.

Genesis 10:22

The sons of Shem: Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram.

Genesis 10:23

The sons of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.

Genesis 10:24

Arpachshad became the father of Shelah. Shelah became the father of Eber.

Genesis 10:25

To Eber were born two sons. The name of the one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided. His brother’s name was Joktan.

Genesis 10:26

Joktan became the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,

Genesis 10:27

Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,

Genesis 10:28

Obal, Abimael, Sheba,

Genesis 10:29

Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.

Genesis 10:30

Their dwelling was from Mesha, as you go toward Sephar, the mountain of the east.

Genesis 10:31

These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their languages, in their lands, after their nations.

Genesis 10:32

These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations. Of these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

Genesis 12:3

I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you. All of the families of the earth will be blessed in you."

Genesis 12:4

So Abram went, as Yahweh had spoken to him. Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed out of Haran.

Genesis 12:5

Abram took Sarai his wife, Lot his brother’s son, all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls whom they had gotten in Haran, and they went to go into the land of Canaan. Into the land of Canaan they came.

Genesis 12:6

Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. The Canaanite was then in the land.

Genesis 12:7

Yahweh appeared to Abram and said, "I will give this land to your seed {or, offspring}." He built an altar there to Yahweh, who appeared to him.

Genesis 12:8

He left from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to Yahweh and called on the name of Yahweh.

Genesis 12:9

Abram traveled, going on still toward the South.

Genesis 12:10

There was a famine in the land. Abram went down into Egypt to live as a foreigner there, for the famine was severe in the land.

Genesis 12:11

It happened, when he had come near to enter Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, "See now, I know that you are a beautiful woman to look at.

Genesis 12:12

It will happen, when the Egyptians will see you, that they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ They will kill me, but they will save you alive.

Genesis 12:13

Please say that you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you."

Genesis 12:14

It happened that when Abram had come into Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.

Genesis 12:15

The princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.

Genesis 12:16

He dealt well with Abram for her sake. He had sheep, cattle, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels.

Genesis 12:17

Yahweh plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.

Genesis 12:18

Pharaoh called Abram and said, "What is this that you have done to me? Why didn’t you tell me that she was your wife?

Genesis 12:19

Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Now therefore, see your wife, take her, and go your way."

Genesis 12:20

Pharaoh commanded men concerning him, and they brought him on the way with his wife and all that he had.

Genesis 13:1

Abram went up out of Egypt: he, his wife, all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South.

Genesis 13:3

He went on his journeys from the South even to Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,

Genesis 13:4

to the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first. There Abram called on the name of Yahweh.

Genesis 13:5

Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

Genesis 13:6

The land was not able to bear them, that they might live together: for their substance was great, so that they could not live together.

Genesis 13:7

There was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite lived in the land at that time.

Genesis 13:8

Abram said to Lot, "Please, let there be no strife between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are relatives.

Genesis 13:9

Isn’t the whole land before you? Please separate yourself from me. If you go to the left hand, then I will go to the right. Or if you go to the right hand, then I will go to the left."

Genesis 13:10

Lot lifted up his eyes, and saw all the plain of the Jordan, that it was well-watered everywhere, before Yahweh destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the garden of Yahweh, like the land of Egypt, as you go to Zoar.

Genesis 13:11

So Lot chose the Plain of the Jordan for himself. Lot traveled east, and they separated themselves the one from the other.

Genesis 13:12

Abram lived in the land of Canaan, and Lot lived in the cities of the plain, and moved his tent as far as Sodom.

Genesis 13:13

Now the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinners against Yahweh.

Genesis 13:14

Yahweh said to Abram, after Lot was separated from him, "Now, lift up your eyes, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward,

Genesis 13:15

for all the land which you see, I will give to you, and to your offspring forever.

Genesis 13:16

I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then your seed may also be numbered.

Genesis 13:17

Arise, walk through the land in its length and in its breadth; for I will give it to you."

Genesis 13:18

Abram moved his tent, and came and lived by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and built an altar there to Yahweh.

Genesis 14:1

It happened in the days of Amraphel, king of Shinar, Arioch, king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, and Tidal, king of Goiim,

Genesis 14:2

that they made war with Bera, king of Sodom, and with Birsha, king of Gomorrah, Shinab, king of Admah, and Shemeber, king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar).

Genesis 14:3

All these joined together in the valley of Siddim (the same is the Salt Sea).

Genesis 14:4

Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year, they rebelled.

Genesis 14:5

In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer came, and the kings who were with him, and struck the Rephaim in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim,

Genesis 14:6

and the Horites in their Mount Seir, to Elparan, which is by the wilderness.

Genesis 14:7

They returned, and came to En Mishpat (the same is Kadesh), and struck all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that lived in Hazazon Tamar.

Genesis 14:8

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) went out; and they set the battle in array against them in the valley of Siddim;

Genesis 14:9

against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings against the five.

Genesis 14:10

Now the valley of Siddim was full of tar pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and they fell there, and those who remained fled to the hills.

Genesis 14:11

They took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their food, and went their way.

Genesis 14:12

They took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son, who lived in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.

Genesis 14:13

One who had escaped came and told Abram, the Hebrew. Now he lived by the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner; and these were allies of Abram.

Genesis 14:14

When Abram heard that his relative was taken captive, he led out his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued as far as Dan.

Genesis 14:15

He divided himself against them by night, he and his servants, and struck them, and pursued them to Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.

Genesis 14:16

He brought back all the goods, and also brought back his relative, Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

Genesis 14:17

The king of Sodom went out to meet him, after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, at the valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).

Genesis 14:18

Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine: and he was priest of God Most High.

Genesis 14:19

He blessed him, and said, "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth:

Genesis 14:20

and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand." Abram gave him a tenth of all.

Genesis 14:21

The king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the people, and take the goods to yourself."

Genesis 14:22

Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have lifted up my hand to Yahweh, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,

Genesis 14:23

that I will not take a thread nor a sandal strap nor anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich.’

Genesis 14:24

I will accept nothing from you except that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me: Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre. Let them take their portion."

Genesis 15:1

After these things the word of Yahweh came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Don’t be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward."

Genesis 15:2

Abram said, "Lord {The word translated "Lord" is "Adonai."} Yahweh, what will you give me, since I go childless, and he who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?"

Genesis 15:3

Abram said, "Behold, to me you have given no seed: and, behold, one born in my house is my heir."

Genesis 15:4

Behold, the word of Yahweh came to him, saying, "This man will not be your heir, but he who will come out of your own body will be your heir."

Genesis 15:5

Yahweh brought him outside, and said, "Look now toward the sky, and count the stars, if you are able to count them." He said to Abram, "So shall your seed be."

Genesis 15:6

He believed in Yahweh; and he reckoned it to him for righteousness.

Genesis 15:7

He said to him, "I am Yahweh who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give you this land to inherit it."

Genesis 15:8

He said, "Lord Yahweh, how will I know that I will inherit it?"

Genesis 15:9

He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

Genesis 15:10

He brought him all of these, and divided them in the middle, and laid each half opposite the other; but he didn’t divide the birds.

Genesis 15:11

The birds of prey came down on the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

Genesis 15:12

When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. Now terror and great darkness fell on him.

Genesis 15:13

He said to Abram, "Know for sure that your seed will live as foreigners in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them. They will afflict them four hundred years.

Genesis 15:14

I will also judge that nation, whom they will serve. Afterward they will come out with great wealth,

Genesis 15:15

but you will go to your fathers in peace. You will be buried in a good old age.

Genesis 15:16

In the fourth generation they will come here again, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full."

Genesis 15:17

It came to pass that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold, a smoking furnace, and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.

Genesis 15:18

In that day Yahweh made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your seed I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates:

Genesis 15:19

the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites,

Genesis 15:20

the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim,

Genesis 15:21

the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites."

Genesis 16:1

Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, bore him no children. She had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

Genesis 16:2

Sarai said to Abram, "See now, Yahweh has restrained me from bearing. Please go in to my handmaid. It may be that I will obtain children by her." Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.

Genesis 16:3

Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her handmaid, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to Abram her husband to be his wife.

Genesis 16:4

He went in to Hagar, and she conceived. When she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

Genesis 16:5

Sarai said to Abram, "This wrong is your fault. I gave my handmaid into your bosom, and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes. Yahweh judge between me and you."

Genesis 16:6

But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your maid is in your hand. Do to her whatever is good in your eyes." Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her face.

Genesis 16:7

The angel of Yahweh found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:8

He said, "Hagar, Sarai’s handmaid, where did you come from? Where are you going?" She said, "I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai."

Genesis 16:9

The angel of Yahweh said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands."

Genesis 16:10

The angel of Yahweh said to her, "I will greatly multiply your seed, that they will not be numbered for multitude."

Genesis 16:11

The angel of Yahweh said to her, "Behold, you are with child, and will bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because Yahweh has heard your affliction.

Genesis 16:12

He will be like a wild donkey among men. His hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him. He will live opposite all of his brothers."

Genesis 16:13

She called the name of Yahweh who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees," for she said, "Have I even stayed alive after seeing him?"

Genesis 16:14

Therefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi. {Beer Lahai Roi means "well of the one who lives and sees me."} Behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Genesis 16:15

Hagar bore a son for Abram. Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.

Genesis 16:16

Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.

Genesis 17:1

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, Yahweh appeared to Abram, and said to him, "I am God Almighty. Walk before me, and be blameless.

Genesis 17:2

I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."

Genesis 17:3

Abram fell on his face. God talked with him, saying,

Genesis 17:4

"As for me, behold, my covenant is with you. You will be the father of a multitude of nations.

Genesis 17:5

Neither will your name any more be called Abram, but your name will be Abraham; for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.

Genesis 17:6

I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you. Kings will come out of you.

Genesis 17:7

I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to you and to your seed after you.

Genesis 17:8

I will give to you, and to your seed after you, the land where you are traveling, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession. I will be their God."

Genesis 17:9

God said to Abraham, "As for you, you will keep my covenant, you and your seed after you throughout their generations.

Genesis 17:10

This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your seed after you. Every male among you shall be circumcised.

Genesis 17:11

You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin. It will be a token of the covenant between me and you.

Genesis 17:12

He who is eight days old will be circumcised among you, every male throughout your generations, he who is born in the house, or bought with money from any foreigner who is not of your seed.

Genesis 17:13

He who is born in your house, and he who is bought with your money, must be circumcised. My covenant will be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

Genesis 17:14

The uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from his people. He has broken my covenant."

Genesis 17:15

God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but her name will be Sarah.

Genesis 17:16

I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. Yes, I will bless her, and she will be a mother of nations. Kings of peoples will come from her."

Genesis 17:17

Then Abraham fell on his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, "Will a child be born to him who is one hundred years old? Will Sarah, who is ninety years old, give birth?"

Genesis 17:18

Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before you!"

Genesis 17:19

God said, "No, but Sarah, your wife, will bear you a son. You shall call his name Isaac. {Isaac means "he laughs."} I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his seed after him.

Genesis 17:20

As for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He will become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.

Genesis 17:21

But my covenant I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this set time next year."

Genesis 17:22

When he finished talking with him, God went up from Abraham.

Genesis 17:23

Abraham took Ishmael his son, all who were born in his house, and all who were bought with his money; every male among the men of Abraham’s house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the same day, as God had said to him.

Genesis 17:24

Abraham was ninety-nine years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Genesis 17:25

Ishmael, his son, was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Genesis 17:26

In the same day both Abraham and Ishmael, his son, were circumcised.

Genesis 17:27

All the men of his house, those born in the house, and those bought with money of a foreigner, were circumcised with him.

Genesis 18:7

Abraham ran to the herd, and fetched a tender and good calf, and gave it to the servant. He hurried to dress it.

Genesis 18:8

He took butter, milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them. He stood by them under the tree, and they ate.

Genesis 18:9

They asked him, "Where is Sarah, your wife?" He said, "See, in the tent."

Genesis 18:10

He said, "I will certainly return to you when the season comes round. Behold, Sarah your wife will have a son." Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him.

Genesis 18:11

Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age. Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.

Genesis 18:12

Sarah laughed within herself, saying, "After I have grown old will I have pleasure, my lord being old also?"

Genesis 18:13

Yahweh said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Will I really bear a child, yet I am old?’

Genesis 18:14

Is anything too hard for Yahweh? At the set time I will return to you, when the season comes round, and Sarah will have a son."

Genesis 18:15

Then Sarah denied, saying, "I didn’t laugh," for she was afraid. He said, "No, but you did laugh."

Genesis 18:16

The men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom. Abraham went with them to see them on their way.

Genesis 18:17

Yahweh said, "Will I hide from Abraham what I do,

Genesis 18:18

since Abraham has surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed in him?

Genesis 18:19

For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of Yahweh, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that Yahweh may bring on Abraham that which he has spoken of him."

Genesis 18:20

Yahweh said, "Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous,

Genesis 18:21

I will go down now, and see whether their deeds are as bad as the reports which have come to me. If not, I will know."

Genesis 18:22

The men turned from there, and went toward Sodom, but Abraham stood yet before Yahweh.

Genesis 18:23

Abraham drew near, and said, "Will you consume the righteous with the wicked?

Genesis 18:24

What if there are fifty righteous within the city? Will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it?

Genesis 18:25

Be it far from you to do things like that, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be like the wicked. May that be far from you. Shouldn’t the Judge of all the earth do right?"

Genesis 18:26

Yahweh said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake."

Genesis 18:27

Abraham answered, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord, who am but dust and ashes.

Genesis 18:28

What if there will lack five of the fifty righteous? Will you destroy all the city for lack of five?" He said, "I will not destroy it, if I find forty-five there."

Genesis 18:29

He spoke to him yet again, and said, "What if there are forty found there?" He said, "I will not do it for the forty’s sake."

Genesis 18:30

He said, "Oh don’t let the Lord be angry, and I will speak. What if there are thirty found there?" He said, "I will not do it, if I find thirty there."

Genesis 18:31

He said, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord. What if there are twenty found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the twenty’s sake."

Genesis 18:32

He said, "Oh don’t let the Lord be angry, and I will speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the ten’s sake."

Genesis 18:33

Yahweh went his way, as soon as he had finished communing with Abraham, and Abraham returned to his place.

Genesis 19:1

The two angels came to Sodom at evening. Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them. He bowed himself with his face to the earth,

Genesis 19:2

and he said, "See now, my lords, please turn aside into your servant’s house, stay all night, wash your feet, and you can rise up early, and go on your way." They said, "No, but we will stay in the street all night."

Genesis 19:3

He urged them greatly, and they came in with him, and entered into his house. He made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.

Genesis 19:4

But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter.

Genesis 19:5

They called to Lot, and said to him, "Where are the men who came in to you this night? Bring them out to us, that we may have sex with them."

Genesis 19:6

Lot went out to them to the door, and shut the door after him.

Genesis 19:7

He said, "Please, my brothers, don’t act so wickedly.

Genesis 19:8

See now, I have two virgin daughters. Please let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them what seems good to you. Only don’t do anything to these men, because they have come under the shadow of my roof."

Genesis 19:9

They said, "Stand back!" Then they said, "This one fellow came in to live as a foreigner, and he appoints himself a judge. Now will we deal worse with you, than with them!" They pressed hard on the man Lot, and drew near to break the door.

Genesis 19:10

But the men reached out their hand, and brought Lot into the house to them, and shut the door.

Genesis 19:11

They struck the men who were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

Genesis 19:12

The men said to Lot, "Do you have anybody else here? Sons-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whoever you have in the city, bring them out of the place:

Genesis 19:13

for we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown great before Yahweh that Yahweh has sent us to destroy it."

Genesis 19:14

Lot went out, and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry his daughters, and said, "Get up! Get out of this place, for Yahweh will destroy the city." But he seemed to his sons-in-law to be joking.

Genesis 19:15

When the morning came, then the angels hurried Lot, saying, "Get up! Take your wife, and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the iniquity of the city."

Genesis 19:16

But he lingered; and the men grabbed his hand, his wife’s hand, and his two daughters’ hands, Yahweh being merciful to him; and they took him out, and set him outside of the city.

Genesis 19:17

It came to pass, when they had taken them out, that he said, "Escape for your life! Don’t look behind you, and don’t stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be consumed!"

Genesis 19:18

Lot said to them, "Oh, not so, my lord.

Genesis 19:19

See now, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your loving kindness, which you have shown to me in saving my life. I can’t escape to the mountain, lest evil overtake me, and I die.

Genesis 19:20

See now, this city is near to flee to, and it is a little one. Oh let me escape there (isn’t it a little one?), and my soul will live."

Genesis 19:21

He said to him, "Behold, I have granted your request concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow the city of which you have spoken.

Genesis 19:22

Hurry, escape there, for I can’t do anything until you get there." Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar. {Zoar means "little."}

Genesis 19:25

He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew on the ground.

Genesis 19:26

But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Genesis 19:27

Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he had stood before Yahweh.

Genesis 19:28

He looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and looked, and saw that the smoke of the land went up as the smoke of a furnace.

Genesis 19:29

It happened, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the middle of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in which Lot lived.

Genesis 19:30

Lot went up out of Zoar, and lived in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he was afraid to live in Zoar. He lived in a cave with his two daughters.

Genesis 19:31

The firstborn said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in to us in the way of all the earth.

Genesis 19:32

Come, let’s make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve our father’s seed."

Genesis 19:33

They made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father. He didn’t know when she lay down, nor when she arose.

Genesis 19:34

It came to pass on the next day, that the firstborn said to the younger, "Behold, I lay last night with my father. Let us make him drink wine again, tonight. You go in, and lie with him, that we may preserve our father’s seed."

Genesis 19:35

They made their father drink wine that night also. The younger went and lay with him. He didn’t know when she lay down, nor when she got up.

Genesis 19:36

Thus both of Lot’s daughters were with child by their father.

Genesis 19:37

The firstborn bore a son, and named him Moab. He is the father of the Moabites to this day.

Genesis 19:38

The younger also bore a son, and called his name Ben Ammi. He is the father of the children of Ammon to this day.

Genesis 20:1

Abraham traveled from there toward the land of the South, and lived between Kadesh and Shur. He lived as a foreigner in Gerar.

Genesis 20:2

Abraham said about Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

Genesis 20:3

But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Behold, you are a dead man, because of the woman whom you have taken. For she is a man’s wife."

Genesis 20:4

Now Abimelech had not come near her. He said, "Lord, will you kill even a righteous nation?

Genesis 20:5

Didn’t he tell me, ‘She is my sister?’ She, even she herself, said, ‘He is my brother.’ In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands have I done this."

Genesis 20:6

God said to him in the dream, "Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also withheld you from sinning against me. Therefore I didn’t allow you to touch her.

Genesis 20:7

Now therefore, restore the man’s wife. For he is a prophet, and he will pray for you, and you will live. If you don’t restore her, know for sure that you will die, you, and all who are yours."

Genesis 20:8

Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ear. The men were very scared.

Genesis 20:9

Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, "What have you done to us? How have I sinned against you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds to me that ought not to be done!"

Genesis 20:10

Abimelech said to Abraham, "What did you see, that you have done this thing?"

Genesis 20:11

Abraham said, "Because I thought, ‘Surely the fear of God is not in this place. They will kill me for my wife’s sake.’

Genesis 20:12

Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

Genesis 20:13

It happened, when God caused me to wander from my father’s house, that I said to her, ‘This is your kindness which you shall show to me. Everywhere that we go, say of me, "He is my brother."’"

Genesis 20:14

Abimelech took sheep and cattle, male servants and female servants, and gave them to Abraham, and restored Sarah, his wife, to him.

Genesis 20:15

Abimelech said, "Behold, my land is before you. Dwell where it pleases you."

Genesis 20:16

To Sarah he said, "Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver. Behold, it is for you a covering of the eyes to all that are with you. In front of all you are vindicated."

Genesis 20:17

Abraham prayed to God. God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his female servants, and they bore children.

Genesis 20:18

For Yahweh had closed up tight all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham’s wife.

Genesis 21:1

Yahweh visited Sarah as he had said, and Yahweh did to Sarah as he had spoken.

Genesis 21:2

Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

Genesis 21:3

Abraham called his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac. {Isaac means "He laughs."}

Genesis 21:4

Abraham circumcised his son, Isaac, when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.

Genesis 21:5

Abraham was one hundred years old when his son, Isaac, was born to him.

Genesis 21:6

Sarah said, "God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears will laugh with me."

Genesis 21:7

She said, "Who would have said to Abraham, that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age."

Genesis 21:8

The child grew, and was weaned. Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

Genesis 21:9

Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.

Genesis 21:10

Therefore she said to Abraham, "Cast out this handmaid and her son! For the son of this handmaid will not be heir with my son, Isaac."

Genesis 21:11

The thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight on account of his son.

Genesis 21:12

God said to Abraham, "Don’t let it be grievous in your sight because of the boy, and because of your handmaid. In all that Sarah says to you, listen to her voice. For from Isaac will your seed be called.

Genesis 21:13

I will also make a nation of the son of the handmaid, because he is your seed."

Genesis 21:14

Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread and a bottle of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder; and gave her the child, and sent her away. She departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.

Genesis 21:15

The water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

Genesis 21:16

She went and sat down opposite him, a good way off, about a bow shot away. For she said, "Don’t let me see the death of the child." She sat over against him, and lifted up her voice, and wept.

Genesis 21:17

God heard the voice of the boy. The angel of God called to Hagar out of the sky, and said to her, "What ails you, Hagar? Don’t be afraid. For God has heard the voice of the boy where he is.

Genesis 21:18

Get up, lift up the boy, and hold him in your hand. For I will make him a great nation."

Genesis 21:19

God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went, filled the bottle with water, and gave the boy drink.

Genesis 21:20

God was with the boy, and he grew. He lived in the wilderness, and became, as he grew up, an archer.

Genesis 21:21

He lived in the wilderness of Paran. His mother took a wife for him out of the land of Egypt.

Genesis 21:29

Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves mean?"

Genesis 21:30

He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, that it may be a witness to me, that I have dug this well."

Genesis 21:31

Therefore he called that place Beersheba, {Beersheba can mean "well of the oath" or "well of seven."} because they both swore there.

Genesis 21:32

So they made a covenant at Beersheba. Abimelech rose up with Phicol, the captain of his army, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

Genesis 21:33

Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and called there on the name of Yahweh, the Everlasting God.

Genesis 21:34

Abraham lived as a foreigner in the land of the Philistines many days.

Genesis 22:1

It happened after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" He said, "Here I am."

Genesis 22:2

He said, "Now take your son, your only son, whom you love, even Isaac, and go into the land of Moriah. Offer him there for a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you of."

Genesis 22:3

Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son. He split the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went to the place of which God had told him.

Genesis 22:4

On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place far off.

Genesis 22:5

Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go yonder. We will worship, and come back to you."

Genesis 22:6

Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. He took in his hand the fire and the knife. They both went together.

Genesis 22:7

Isaac spoke to Abraham his father, and said, "My father?" He said, "Here I am, my son." He said, "Here is the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?"

Genesis 22:8

Abraham said, "God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son." So they both went together.

Genesis 22:9

They came to the place which God had told him of. Abraham built the altar there, and laid the wood in order, bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, on the wood.

Genesis 22:10

Abraham stretched out his hand, and took the knife to kill his son.

Genesis 22:11

The angel of Yahweh called to him out of the sky, and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" He said, "Here I am."

Genesis 22:12

He said, "Don’t lay your hand on the boy, neither do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me."

Genesis 22:13

Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and saw that behind him was a ram caught in the thicket by his horns. Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering instead of his son.

Genesis 22:14

Abraham called the name of that place Yahweh Will Provide {or, Yahweh-Jireh, or, Yahweh-Seeing}. As it is said to this day, "On Yahweh’s mountain, it will be provided."

Genesis 22:15

The angel of Yahweh called to Abraham a second time out of the sky,

Genesis 22:16

and said, "I have sworn by myself, says Yahweh, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son,

Genesis 22:17

that I will bless you greatly, and I will multiply your seed greatly like the stars of the heavens, and like the sand which is on the seashore. Your seed will possess the gate of his enemies.

Genesis 22:18

In your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice."

Genesis 22:19

So Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba. Abraham lived at Beersheba.

Genesis 22:20

It happened after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, "Behold, Milcah, she also has borne children to your brother Nahor:

Genesis 22:21

Uz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram,

Genesis 22:22

Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel."

Genesis 22:23

Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.

Genesis 22:24

His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah.

Genesis 23:1

Sarah lived one hundred twenty-seven years. This was the length of Sarah’s life.

Genesis 23:2

Sarah died in Kiriath Arba (the same is Hebron), in the land of Canaan. Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

Genesis 23:3

Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spoke to the children of Heth, saying,

Genesis 23:4

"I am a stranger and a foreigner living with you. Give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight."

Genesis 23:5

The children of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,

Genesis 23:6

"Hear us, my lord. You are a prince of God among us. Bury your dead in the best of our tombs. None of us will withhold from you his tomb. Bury your dead."

Genesis 23:7

Abraham rose up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.

Genesis 23:8

He talked 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,

Genesis 23:9

that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he has, which is in the end of his field. For the full price let him give it to me among you for a possession of a burying-place."

Genesis 23:10

Now Ephron was sitting in the middle of the children of Heth. Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the children of Heth, even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Genesis 23:11

"No, my lord, hear me. I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it. In the presence of the children of my people I give it to you. Bury your dead."

Genesis 23:12

Abraham bowed himself down before the people of the land.

Genesis 23:13

He spoke to Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, "But if you will, please hear me. I will give the price of the field. Take it from me, and I will bury my dead there."

Genesis 23:14

Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,

Genesis 23:15

"My lord, listen to me. What is a piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver between me and you? Therefore bury your dead."

Genesis 23:16

Abraham listened to Ephron. Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the audience of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, according to the current merchants’ standard.

Genesis 23:17

So the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, the cave which was in it, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all of its borders, were deeded

Genesis 23:18

to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.

Genesis 23:19

After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre (that is, Hebron), in the land of Canaan.

Genesis 23:20

The field, and the cave that is in it, were deeded to Abraham for a possession of a burying place by the children of Heth.

Genesis 24:1

Abraham was old, and well stricken in age. Yahweh had blessed Abraham in all things.

Genesis 24:2

Abraham said to his servant, the elder of his house, who ruled over all that he had, "Please put your hand under my thigh.

Genesis 24:3

I will make you swear by Yahweh, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I live.

Genesis 24:4

But you shall go to my country, and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Isaac."

Genesis 24:5

The servant said to him, "What if the woman isn’t willing to follow me to this land? Must I bring your son again to the land you came from?"

Genesis 24:6

Abraham said to him, "Beware that you don’t bring my son there again.

Genesis 24:7

Yahweh, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my birth, who spoke to me, and who swore to me, saying, ‘I will give this land to your seed {or, offspring}.’ He will send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there.

Genesis 24:8

If the woman isn’t willing to follow you, then you shall be clear from this my oath. Only you shall not bring my son there again."

Genesis 24:9

The servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.

Genesis 24:10

The servant took ten camels, of his master’s camels, and departed, having a variety of good things of his master’s with him. He arose, and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.

Genesis 24:11

He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water.

Genesis 24:12

He said, "Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

Genesis 24:13

Behold, I am standing by the spring of water. The daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water.

Genesis 24:14

Let it happen, that the young lady to whom I will say, ‘Please let down your pitcher, that I may drink,’ and she will say, ‘Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink,’–let her be the one you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master."

Genesis 24:15

It happened, before he had finished speaking, that behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher on her shoulder.

Genesis 24:16

The young lady was very beautiful to look at, a virgin, neither had any man known her. She went down to the spring, filled her pitcher, and came up.

Genesis 24:17

The servant ran to meet her, and said, "Please give me a drink, a little water from your pitcher."

Genesis 24:18

She said, "Drink, my lord." She hurried, and let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him drink.

Genesis 24:19

When she had done giving him drink, she said, "I will also draw for your camels, until they have done drinking."

Genesis 24:20

She hurried, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw, and drew for all his camels.

Genesis 24:21

The man looked steadfastly at her, remaining silent, to know whether Yahweh had made his journey prosperous or not.

Genesis 24:22

It happened, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold,

Genesis 24:23

and said, "Whose daughter are you? Please tell me. Is there room in your father’s house for us to lodge in?"

Genesis 24:24

She said to him, "I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor."

Genesis 24:25

She said moreover to him, "We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in."

Genesis 24:26

The man bowed his head, and worshiped Yahweh.

Genesis 24:27

He said, "Blessed be Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his loving kindness and his truth toward my master. As for me, Yahweh has led me in the way to the house of my master’s relatives."

Genesis 24:28

The young lady ran, and told her mother’s house about these words.

Genesis 24:29

Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban. Laban ran out to the man, to the spring.

Genesis 24:30

It happened, when he saw the ring, and the bracelets on his sister’s hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, "This is what the man said to me," that he came to the man. Behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring.

Genesis 24:31

He said, "Come in, you blessed of Yahweh. Why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house, and room for the camels."

Genesis 24:32

The man came into the house, and he unloaded the camels. He gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.

Genesis 24:33

Food was set before him to eat, but he said, "I will not eat until I have told my message." He said, "Speak on."

Genesis 24:34

He said, "I am Abraham’s servant.

Genesis 24:35

Yahweh has blessed my master greatly. He has become great. He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male servants and female servants, and camels and donkeys.

Genesis 24:36

Sarah, my master’s wife, bore a son to my master when she was old. He has given all that he has to him.

Genesis 24:37

My master made me swear, saying, ‘You shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live,

Genesis 24:38

but you shall go to my father’s house, and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son.’

Genesis 24:39

I asked my master, ‘What if the woman will not follow me?’

Genesis 24:40

He said to me, ‘Yahweh, before whom I walk, will send his angel with you, and prosper your way. You shall take a wife for my son of my relatives, and of my father’s house.

Genesis 24:41

Then will you be clear from my oath, when you come to my relatives. If they don’t give her to you, you shall be clear from my oath.’

Genesis 24:42

I came this day to the spring, and said, ‘Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, if now you do prosper my way which I go–

Genesis 24:43

behold, I am standing by this spring of water. Let it happen, that the maiden who comes out to draw, to whom I will say, "Please give me a little water from your pitcher to drink,"

Genesis 24:44

and she will tell me, "Drink, and I will also draw for your camels,"–let her be the woman whom Yahweh has appointed for my master’s son.’

Genesis 24:45

Before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came out with her pitcher on her shoulder. She went down to the spring, and drew. I said to her, ‘Please let me drink.’

Genesis 24:46

She hurried and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, ‘Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink.’ So I drank, and she also gave the camels a drink.

Genesis 24:47

I asked her, and said, ‘Whose daughter are you?’ She said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom Milcah bore to him.’ I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her hands.

Genesis 24:48

I bowed my head, and worshiped Yahweh, and blessed Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the right way to take my master’s brother’s daughter for his son.

Genesis 24:49

Now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me. If not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left."

Genesis 24:50

Then Laban and Bethuel answered, "The thing proceeds from Yahweh. We can’t speak to you bad or good.

Genesis 24:51

Behold, Rebekah is before you. Take her, and go, and let her be your master’s son’s wife, as Yahweh has spoken."

Genesis 24:52

It happened that when Abraham’s servant heard their words, he bowed himself down to the earth to Yahweh.

Genesis 24:53

The servant brought out jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and clothing, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave precious things to her brother and her mother.

Genesis 24:54

They ate and drank, he and the men who were with him, and stayed all night. They rose up in the morning, and he said, "Send me away to my master."

Genesis 24:55

Her brother and her mother said, "Let the young lady stay with us a few days, at least ten. After that she will go."

Genesis 24:56

He said to them, "Don’t hinder me, since Yahweh has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master."

Genesis 24:57

They said, "We will call the young lady, and ask her."

Genesis 24:58

They called Rebekah, and said to her, "Will you go with this man?" She said, "I will go."

Genesis 24:59

They sent away Rebekah, their sister, with her nurse, Abraham’s servant, and his men.

Genesis 24:60

They blessed Rebekah, and said to her, "Our sister, may you be the mother of thousands of ten thousands, and let your seed possess the gate of those who hate them."

Genesis 24:61

Rebekah arose with her ladies. They rode on the camels, and followed the man. The servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

Genesis 24:62

Isaac came from the way of Beer Lahai Roi, for he lived in the land of the South.

Genesis 24:63

Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the evening. He lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, there were camels coming.

Genesis 24:64

Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she dismounted from the camel.

Genesis 24:65

She said to the servant, "Who is the man who is walking in the field to meet us?" The servant said, "It is my master." She took her veil, and covered herself.

Genesis 24:66

The servant told Isaac all the things that he had done.

Genesis 24:67

Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife. He loved her. Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

Genesis 25:1

Abraham took another wife, and her name was Keturah.

Genesis 25:2

She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

Genesis 25:3

Jokshan became the father of Sheba, and Dedan. The sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim.

Genesis 25:4

The sons of Midian: Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

Genesis 25:5

Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac,

Genesis 25:6

but to the sons of Abraham’s concubines, Abraham gave gifts. He sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, to the east country.

Genesis 25:7

These are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived: one hundred seventy-five years.

Genesis 25:8

Abraham gave up the spirit, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years, and was gathered to his people.

Genesis 25:9

Isaac and Ishmael, his sons, buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron, the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre,

Genesis 25:10

the field which Abraham purchased of the children of Heth. Abraham was buried there with Sarah, his wife.

Genesis 25:11

It happened after the death of Abraham that God blessed Isaac, his son. Isaac lived by Beer Lahai Roi.

Genesis 25:12

Now this is the history of the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s handmaid, bore to Abraham.

Genesis 25:13

These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to the order of their birth: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth, then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,

Genesis 25:14

Mishma, Dumah, Massa,

Genesis 25:15

Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.

Genesis 25:16

These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their villages, and by their encampments: twelve princes, according to their nations.

Genesis 25:17

These are the years of the life of Ishmael: one hundred thirty-seven years. He gave up the spirit and died, and was gathered to his people.

Genesis 25:18

They lived from Havilah to Shur that is before Egypt, as you go toward Assyria. He lived opposite all his relatives.

Genesis 25:19

This is the history of the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son. Abraham became the father of Isaac.

Genesis 25:20

Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Paddan Aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian, to be his wife.

Genesis 25:21

Isaac entreated Yahweh for his wife, because she was barren. Yahweh was entreated by him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

Genesis 25:22

The children struggled together within her. She said, "If it be so, why do I live?" She went to inquire of Yahweh.

Genesis 25:23

Yahweh said to her, "Two nations are in your womb. Two peoples will be separated from your body. The one people will be stronger than the other people. The elder will serve the younger."

Genesis 25:24

When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

Genesis 25:25

The first came out red all over, like a hairy garment. They named him Esau.

Genesis 25:26

After that, his brother came out, and his hand had hold on Esau’s heel. He was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.

Genesis 25:27

The boys grew. Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field. Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents.

Genesis 25:28

Now Isaac loved Esau, because he ate his venison. Rebekah loved Jacob.

Genesis 25:29

Jacob boiled stew. Esau came in from the field, and he was famished.

Genesis 25:30

Esau said to Jacob, "Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am famished." Therefore his name was called Edom.

Genesis 25:31

Jacob said, "First, sell me your birthright."

Genesis 25:32

Esau said, "Behold, I am about to die. What good is the birthright to me?"

Genesis 25:33

Jacob said, "Swear to me first." He swore to him. He sold his birthright to Jacob.

Genesis 25:34

Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils. He ate and drank, rose up, and went his way. So Esau despised his birthright.

Genesis 26:1

There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, to Gerar.

Genesis 26:2

Yahweh appeared to him, and said, "Don’t go down into Egypt. Live in the land I will tell you about.

Genesis 26:3

Live in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you. For to you, and to your seed, I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.

Genesis 26:4

I will multiply your seed as the stars of the sky, and will give to your seed all these lands. In your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed,

Genesis 26:5

because Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my requirements, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."

Genesis 26:6

Isaac lived in Gerar.

Genesis 26:7

The men of the place asked him about his wife. He said, "She is my sister," for he was afraid to say, "My wife," lest, he thought, "the men of the place might kill me for Rebekah, because she is beautiful to look at."

Genesis 26:8

It happened, 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 caressing Rebekah, his wife.

Genesis 26:9

Abimelech called Isaac, and said, "Behold, surely she is your wife. Why did you say, ‘She is my sister?’" Isaac said to him, "Because I said, ‘Lest I die because of her.’"

Genesis 26:10

Abimelech said, "What is this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt on us!"

Genesis 26:11

Abimelech commanded all the people, saying, "He who touches this man or his wife will surely be put to death."

Genesis 26:12

Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year one hundred times what he planted. Yahweh blessed him.

Genesis 26:13

The man grew great, and grew more and more until he became very great.

Genesis 26:14

He had possessions of flocks, possessions of herds, and a great household. The Philistines envied him.

Genesis 26:15

Now all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped, and filled with earth.

Genesis 26:16

Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go from us, for you are much mightier than we."

Genesis 26:17

Isaac departed from there, encamped in the valley of Gerar, and lived there.

Genesis 26:18

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. He called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

Genesis 26:19

Isaac’s servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.

Genesis 26:20

The herdsmen of Gerar argued with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, "The water is ours." He called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him.

Genesis 26:21

They dug another well, and they argued over that, also. He called its name Sitnah.

Genesis 26:22

He left that place, and dug another well. They didn’t argue over that one. He called it Rehoboth. He said, "For now Yahweh has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

Genesis 26:23

He went up from there to Beersheba.

Genesis 26:24

Yahweh appeared to him the same night, and said, "I am the God of Abraham your father. Don’t be afraid, for I am with you, and will bless you, and multiply your seed for my servant Abraham’s sake."

Genesis 26:25

He built an altar there, and called on the name of Yahweh, and pitched his tent there. There Isaac’s servants dug a well.

Genesis 26:26

Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his army.

Genesis 26:27

Isaac said to them, "Why have you come to me, since you hate me, and have sent me away from you?"

Genesis 26:28

They said, "We saw plainly that Yahweh was with you. We said, ‘Let there now be an oath between us, even between us and you, and let us make a covenant with you,

Genesis 26:29

that you will do us no harm, as we have not touched you, and as we have done to you nothing but good, and have sent you away in peace.’ You are now the blessed of Yahweh."

Genesis 26:30

He made them a feast, and they ate and drank.

Genesis 26:31

They rose up some time in the morning, and swore one to another. Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.

Genesis 26:32

It happened the same day, that Isaac’s servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had dug, and said to him, "We have found water."

Genesis 26:33

He called it Shibah. {Shibah means "oath" or "seven."} Therefore the name of the city is Beersheba {Beersheba means "well of the oath" or "well of the seven"} to this day.

Genesis 26:34

When Esau was forty years old, he took as wife Judith, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath, the daughter of Elon the Hittite.

Genesis 26:35

They grieved Isaac’s and Rebekah’s spirits.

Genesis 27:1

It happened, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his elder son, and said to him, "My son?" He said to him, "Here I am."

Genesis 27:2

He said, "See now, I am old. I don’t know the day of my death.

Genesis 27:3

Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and take me venison.

Genesis 27:4

Make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat, and that my soul may bless you before I die."

Genesis 27:5

Rebekah heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.

Genesis 27:6

Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, "Behold, I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,

Genesis 27:7

‘Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat, and bless you before Yahweh before my death.’

Genesis 27:8

Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command you.

Genesis 27:9

Go now to the flock, and get me from there two good young goats. I will make them savory food for your father, such as he loves.

Genesis 27:10

You shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death."

Genesis 27:11

Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

Genesis 27:12

What if my father touches me? I will seem to him as a deceiver, and I would bring a curse on myself, and not a blessing."

Genesis 27:13

His mother said to him, "Let your curse be on me, my son. Only obey my voice, and go get them for me."

Genesis 27:14

He went, and got them, and brought them to his mother. His mother made savory food, such as his father loved.

Genesis 27:15

Rebekah took the good clothes of Esau, her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob, her younger son.

Genesis 27:16

She put the skins of the young goats on his hands, and on the smooth of his neck.

Genesis 27:17

She gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

Genesis 27:18

He came to his father, and said, "My father?" He said, "Here I am. Who are you, my son?"

Genesis 27:19

Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done what you asked me to do. Please arise, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me."

Genesis 27:20

Isaac said to his son, "How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?" He said, "Because Yahweh your God gave me success."

Genesis 27:21

Isaac said to Jacob, "Please come near, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau or not."

Genesis 27:22

Jacob went near to Isaac his father. He felt him, and said, "The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau."

Genesis 27:23

He didn’t recognize him, because his hands were hairy, like his brother, Esau’s hands. So he blessed him.

Genesis 27:24

He said, "Are you really my son Esau?" He said, "I am."

Genesis 27:25

He said, "Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son’s venison, that my soul may bless you." He brought it near to him, and he ate. He brought him wine, and he drank.

Genesis 27:26

His father Isaac said to him, "Come near now, and kiss me, my son."

Genesis 27:27

He came near, and kissed him. He smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him, and said, "Behold, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which Yahweh has blessed.

Genesis 27:28

God give you of the dew of the sky, of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and new wine.

Genesis 27:29

Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers. Let your mother’s sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you. Blessed be everyone who blesses you."

Genesis 27:30

It happened, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob had just gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

Genesis 27:31

He also made savory food, and brought it to his father. He said to his father, "Let my father arise, and eat of his son’s venison, that your soul may bless me."

Genesis 27:32

Isaac his father said to him, "Who are you?" He said, "I am your son, your firstborn, Esau."

Genesis 27:33

Isaac trembled violently, and said, "Who, then, is he who has taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before you came, and have blessed him? Yes, he will be blessed."

Genesis 27:34

When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceeding great and bitter cry, and said to his father, "Bless me, even me also, my father."

Genesis 27:35

He said, "Your brother came with deceit, and has taken away your blessing."

Genesis 27:36

He said, "Isn’t he rightly named Jacob? For he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright. See, now he has taken away my blessing." He said, "Haven’t you reserved a blessing for me?"

Genesis 27:37

Isaac answered Esau, "Behold, I have made him your lord, and all his brothers have I given to him for servants. With grain and new wine have I sustained him. What then will I do for you, my son?"

Genesis 27:38

Esau said to his father, "Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, my father." Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.

Genesis 27:39

Isaac his father answered him, "Behold, of the fatness of the earth will be your dwelling, and of the dew of the sky from above.

Genesis 27:40

By your sword will you live, and you will serve your brother. It will happen, when you will break loose, that you shall shake his yoke from off your neck."

Genesis 27:41

Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him. Esau said in his heart, "The days of mourning for my father are at hand. Then I will kill my brother Jacob."

Genesis 27:42

The words of Esau, her elder son, were told to Rebekah. She sent and called Jacob, her younger son, and said to him, "Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself about you by planning to kill you.

Genesis 27:43

Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. Arise, flee to Laban, my brother, in Haran.

Genesis 27:44

Stay with him a few days, until your brother’s fury turns away;

Genesis 27:45

until your brother’s anger turn away from you, and he forgets what you have done to him. Then I will send, and get you from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?"

Genesis 27:46

Rebekah said to Isaac, "I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth. If Jacob takes a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these, of the daughters of the land, what good will my life do me?"

Genesis 28:1

Isaac called Jacob, blessed him, and commanded him, "You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

Genesis 28:2

Arise, go to Paddan Aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father. Take a wife from there from the daughters of Laban, your mother’s brother.

Genesis 28:3

May God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a company of peoples,

Genesis 28:4

and give you the blessing of Abraham, to you, and to your seed with you, that you may inherit the land where you travel, which God gave to Abraham."

Genesis 28:5

Isaac sent Jacob away. He went to Paddan Aram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, Rebekah’s brother, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.

Genesis 28:6

Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan Aram, to take him a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he gave him a command, saying, "You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan,"

Genesis 28:7

and that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Paddan Aram.

Genesis 28:8

Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan didn’t please Isaac, his father.

Genesis 28:9

Esau went to Ishmael, and took, besides the wives that he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife.

Genesis 28:10

Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.

Genesis 28:11

He came to a certain place, and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. He took one of the stones of the place, and put it under his head, and lay down in that place to sleep.

Genesis 28:12

He dreamed. Behold, a stairway set upon the earth, and its top reached to heaven. Behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

Genesis 28:13

Behold, Yahweh stood above it, and said, "I am Yahweh, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed.

Genesis 28:14

Your seed will be as the dust of the earth, and you will spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. In you and in your seed will all the families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 28:15

Behold, I am with you, and will keep you, wherever 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 of to you."

Genesis 28:16

Jacob awakened out of his sleep, and he said, "Surely Yahweh is in this place, and I didn’t know it."

Genesis 28:17

He was afraid, and said, "How dreadful is this place! This is none other than God’s house, and this is the gate of heaven."

Genesis 28:18

Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil on its top.

Genesis 28:19

He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.

Genesis 28:20

Jacob vowed a vow, saying, "If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and clothing to put on,

Genesis 28:21

so that I come again to my father’s house in peace, and Yahweh will be my God,

Genesis 28:22

then this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, will be God’s house. Of all that you will give me I will surely give the tenth to you."

Genesis 29:1

Then Jacob went on his journey, and came to the land of the children of the east.

Genesis 29:2

He looked, and behold, a well in the field, and, behold, three flocks of sheep lying there by it. For out of that well they watered the flocks. The stone on the well’s mouth was large.

Genesis 29:3

There all the flocks were gathered. They rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again on the well’s mouth in its place.

Genesis 29:4

Jacob said to them, "My relatives, where are you from?" They said, "We are from Haran."

Genesis 29:5

He said to them, "Do you know Laban, the son of Nahor?" They said, "We know him."

Genesis 29:6

He said to them, "Is it well with him?" They said, "It is well. See, Rachel, his daughter, is coming with the sheep."

Genesis 29:7

He said, "Behold, it is still the middle of the day, not time to gather the livestock together. Water the sheep, and go and feed them."

Genesis 29:8

They said, "We can’t, until all the flocks are gathered together, and they roll the stone from the well’s mouth. Then we water the sheep."

Genesis 29:9

While he was yet speaking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep, for she kept them.

Genesis 29:10

It happened, 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.

Genesis 29:11

Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

Genesis 29:12

Jacob told Rachel that he was her father’s brother, and that he was Rebekah’s son. She ran and told her father.

Genesis 29:13

It happened, when Laban heard the news of Jacob, his sister’s son, that he ran to meet Jacob, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. Jacob told Laban all these things.

Genesis 29:14

Laban said to him, "Surely you are my bone and my flesh." He lived with him for a month.

Genesis 29:15

Laban said to Jacob, "Because you are my brother, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what will your wages be?"

Genesis 29:16

Laban had two daughters. The name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

Genesis 29:17

Leah’s eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful in form and attractive.

Genesis 29:18

Jacob loved Rachel. He said, "I will serve you seven years for Rachel, your younger daughter."

Genesis 29:19

Laban said, "It is better that I give her to you, than that I should give her to another man. Stay with me."

Genesis 29:20

Jacob served seven years for Rachel. They seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had for her.

Genesis 29:21

Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her."

Genesis 29:22

Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

Genesis 29:23

It happened in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him. He went in to her.

Genesis 29:24

Laban gave Zilpah his handmaid to his daughter Leah for a handmaid.

Genesis 29:25

It happened in the morning that, behold, it was Leah. He said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me? Didn’t I serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?"

Genesis 29:26

Laban said, "It is not done so in our place, to give the younger before the firstborn.

Genesis 29:27

Fulfill the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you will serve with me yet seven other years."

Genesis 29:28

Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week. He gave him Rachel his daughter as wife.

Genesis 29:29

Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah, his handmaid, to be her handmaid.

Genesis 29:30

He went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

Genesis 29:31

Yahweh saw that Leah was hated, and he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.

Genesis 29:32

Leah conceived, and bore a son, and she named him Reuben. For she said, "Because Yahweh has looked at my affliction. For now my husband will love me."

Genesis 29:33

She conceived again, and bore a son, and said, "Because Yahweh has heard that I am hated, he has therefore given me this son also." She named him Simeon.

Genesis 29:34

She conceived again, and bore a son. Said, "Now this time will my husband be joined to me, because I have borne him three sons." Therefore his name was called Levi.

Genesis 29:35

She conceived again, and bore a son. She said, "This time will I praise Yahweh." Therefore she named him Judah. Then she stopped bearing.

Genesis 30:1

When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister. She said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I will die."

Genesis 30:2

Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel, and he said, "Am I in God’s place, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?"

Genesis 30:3

She said, "Behold, my maid Bilhah. Go in to her, that she may bear on my knees, and I also may obtain children by her."

Genesis 30:4

She gave him Bilhah her handmaid as wife, and Jacob went in to her.

Genesis 30:5

Bilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son.

Genesis 30:6

Rachel said, "God has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son." Therefore called she his name Dan.

Genesis 30:7

Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid, conceived again, and bore Jacob a second son.

Genesis 30:8

Rachel said, "With mighty wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed." She named him Naphtali.

Genesis 30:9

When Leah saw that she had finished bearing, she took Zilpah, her handmaid, and gave her to Jacob as a wife.

Genesis 30:10

Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid, bore Jacob a son.

Genesis 30:11

Leah said, "How fortunate!" She named him Gad.

Genesis 30:12

Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid, bore Jacob a second son.

Genesis 30:13

Leah said, "Happy am I, for the daughters will call me happy." She named him Asher.

Genesis 30:14

Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother, Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, "Please give me some of your son’s mandrakes."

Genesis 30:15

She said to her, "Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband? Would you take away my son’s mandrakes, also?" Rachel said, "Therefore he will lie with you tonight for your son’s mandrakes."

Genesis 30:16

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

Genesis 30:17

God listened to Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son.

Genesis 30:18

Leah said, "God has given me my hire, because I gave my handmaid to my husband." She named him Issachar.

Genesis 30:19

Leah conceived again, and bore a sixth son to Jacob.

Genesis 30:20

Leah said, "God has endowed me with a good dowry. Now my husband will live with me, because I have borne him six sons." She named him Zebulun.

Genesis 30:21

Afterwards, she bore a daughter, and named her Dinah.

Genesis 30:22

God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb.

Genesis 30:23

She conceived, bore a son, and said, "God has taken away my reproach."

Genesis 30:24

She named him Joseph, {Joseph means "may he add."} saying, "May Yahweh add another son to me."

Genesis 30:25

It happened, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, "Send me away, that I may go to my own place, and to my country.

Genesis 30:26

Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me go; for you know my service with which I have served you."

Genesis 30:27

Laban said to him, "If now I have found favor in your eyes, stay here, for I have divined that Yahweh has blessed me for your sake."

Genesis 30:28

He said, "Appoint me your wages, and I will give it."

Genesis 30:29

He said to him, "You know how I have served you, and how your livestock have fared with me.

Genesis 30:30

For it was little which you had before I came, and it has increased to a multitude. Yahweh has blessed you wherever I turned. Now when will I provide for my own house also?"

Genesis 30:31

He said, "What shall I give you?" Jacob said, "You shall not give me anything. If you will do this thing for me, I will again feed your flock and keep it.

Genesis 30:32

I will pass through all your flock today, removing from there every speckled and spotted one, and every black one among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats. This will be my hire.

Genesis 30:33

So my righteousness will answer for me hereafter, when you come concerning my hire that is before you. Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and black among the sheep, that might be with me, will be counted stolen."

Genesis 30:34

Laban said, "Behold, let it be according to your word."

Genesis 30:35

That day, he removed the male goats that were streaked and spotted, and all the female goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had white in it, and all the black ones among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.

Genesis 30:36

He set three days’ journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks.

Genesis 30:37

Jacob took to himself rods of fresh poplar, almond, plane tree, peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

Genesis 30:38

He set the rods which he had peeled opposite the flocks in the gutters in the watering-troughs where the flocks came to drink. They conceived when they came to drink.

Genesis 30:39

The flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks produced streaked, speckled, and spotted.

Genesis 30:40

Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the streaked and all the black in the flock of Laban: and he put his own droves apart, and didn’t put them into Laban’s flock.

Genesis 30:41

It happened, whenever the stronger of the flock conceived, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the flock in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods;

Genesis 30:42

but when the flock were feeble, he didn’t put them in. So the feebler were Laban’s, and the stronger Jacob’s.

Genesis 30:43

The man increased exceedingly, and had large flocks, female servants and male servants, and camels and donkeys.

Genesis 31:1

He heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, "Jacob has taken away all that was our father’s. From that which was our father’s, has he gotten all this wealth."

Genesis 31:2

Jacob saw the expression on Laban’s face, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.

Genesis 31:3

Yahweh said to Jacob, "Return to the land of your fathers, and to your relatives, and I will be with you."

Genesis 31:4

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

Genesis 31:5

and said to them, "I see the expression on your father’s face, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father has been with me.

Genesis 31:6

You know that I have served your father with all of my strength.

Genesis 31:7

Your father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times, but God didn’t allow him to hurt me.

Genesis 31:8

If he said this, ‘The speckled will be your wages,’ then all the flock bore speckled. If he said this, ‘The streaked will be your wages,’ then all the flock bore streaked.

Genesis 31:9

Thus God has taken away your father’s livestock, and given them to me.

Genesis 31:10

It happened during mating season that I lifted up my eyes, and saw in a dream, and behold, the male goats which leaped on the flock were streaked, speckled, and grizzled.

Genesis 31:11

The angel of God said to me in the dream, ‘Jacob,’ and I said, ‘Here I am.’

Genesis 31:12

He said, ‘Now lift up your eyes, and behold, all the male goats which leap on the flock are streaked, speckled, and grizzled, for I have seen all that Laban does to you.

Genesis 31:13

I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, where you vowed a vow to me. Now arise, get out from this land, and return to the land of your birth.’"

Genesis 31:14

Rachel and Leah answered him, "Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father’s house?

Genesis 31:15

Aren’t we accounted by him as foreigners? For he has sold us, and has also quite devoured our money.

Genesis 31:16

For all the riches which God has taken away from our father, that is ours and our children’s. Now then, whatever God has said to you, do."

Genesis 31:17

Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives on the camels,

Genesis 31:18

and he took away all his livestock, and all his possessions which he had gathered, including the livestock which he had gained in Paddan Aram, to go to Isaac his father, to the land of Canaan.

Genesis 31:19

Now Laban had gone to shear his sheep: and Rachel stole the teraphim {teraphim were household idols that may have been associated with inheritance rights to the household property.} that were her father’s.

Genesis 31:20

Jacob deceived Laban the Syrian, in that he didn’t tell him that he was running away.

Genesis 31:21

So he fled with all that he had. He rose up, passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.

Genesis 31:22

Laban was told on the third day that Jacob had fled.

Genesis 31:23

He took his relatives with him, and pursued after him seven days’ journey. He overtook him in the mountain of Gilead.

Genesis 31:24

God came to Laban, the Syrian, in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Take heed to yourself that you don’t speak to Jacob either good or bad."

Genesis 31:25

Laban caught up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mountain, and Laban with his relatives encamped in the mountain of Gilead.

Genesis 31:26

Laban said to Jacob, "What have you done, that you have deceived me, and carried away my daughters like captives of the sword?

Genesis 31:27

Why did you flee secretly, and deceive me, and didn’t tell me, that I might have sent you away with mirth and with songs, with tambourine and with harp;

Genesis 31:28

and didn’t allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now have you done foolishly.

Genesis 31:29

It is in the power of my hand to hurt you, but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, ‘Take heed to yourself that you don’t speak to Jacob either good or bad.’

Genesis 31:30

Now, you want to be gone, because you greatly longed for your father’s house, but why have you stolen my gods?"

Genesis 31:31

Jacob answered Laban, "Because I was afraid, for I said, ‘Lest you should take your daughters from me by force.’

Genesis 31:32

Anyone you find your gods with shall not live. Before our relatives, discern what is yours with me, and take it." For Jacob didn’t know that Rachel had stolen them.

Genesis 31:33

Laban went into Jacob’s tent, into Leah’s tent, and into the tent of the two female servants; but he didn’t find them. He went out of Leah’s tent, and entered into Rachel’s tent.

Genesis 31:34

Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, put them in the camel’s saddle, and sat on them. Laban felt about all the tent, but didn’t find them.

Genesis 31:35

She said to her father, "Don’t let my lord be angry that I can’t rise up before you; for I’m having my period." He searched, but didn’t find the teraphim.

Genesis 31:36

Jacob was angry, and argued with Laban. Jacob answered Laban, "What is my trespass? What is my sin, that you have hotly pursued after me?

Genesis 31:37

Now that you have felt around in all my stuff, what have you found of all your household stuff? Set it here before my relatives and your relatives, that they may judge between us two.

Genesis 31:38

"These twenty years I have been with you. Your ewes and your female goats have not cast their young, and I haven’t eaten the rams of your flocks.

Genesis 31:39

That which was torn of animals, I didn’t bring to you. I bore its loss. Of my hand you required it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night.

Genesis 31:40

This was my situation: in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from my eyes.

Genesis 31:41

These twenty years I have been in your house. I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you have changed my wages ten times.

Genesis 31:42

Unless the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty. God has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you last night."

Genesis 31:43

Laban answered Jacob, "The daughters are my daughters, the children are my children, the flocks are my flocks, and all that you see is mine: and what can I do this day to these my daughters, or to their children whom they have borne?

Genesis 31:44

Now come, let us make a covenant, you and I; and let it be for a witness between me and you."

Genesis 31:45

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

Genesis 31:46

Jacob said to his relatives, "Gather stones." They took stones, and made a heap. They ate there by the heap.

Genesis 31:47

Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, {"Jegar Sahadutha" means "Witness Heap" in Aramaic.} but Jacob called it Galeed. {"Galeed" means "Witness Heap" in Hebrew.}

Genesis 31:48

Laban said, "This heap is witness between me and you this day." Therefore it was named Galeed

Genesis 31:49

and Mizpah, for he said, "Yahweh watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.

Genesis 31:50

If you afflict my daughters, or if you take wives besides my daughters, no man is with us; behold, God is witness between me and you."

Genesis 31:51

Laban said to Jacob, "See this heap, and see the pillar, which I have set between me and you.

Genesis 31:52

May this heap be a witness, and the pillar be a witness, that I will not pass over this heap to you, and that you will not pass over this heap and this pillar to me, for harm.

Genesis 31:53

The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us." Then Jacob swore by the fear of his father, Isaac.

Genesis 31:54

Jacob offered a sacrifice in the mountain, and called his relatives to eat bread. They ate bread, and stayed all night in the mountain.

Genesis 31:55

Early in the morning, Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them. Laban departed and returned to his place.

Genesis 32:1

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

Genesis 32:2

When he saw them, Jacob said, "This is God’s army." He called the name of that place Mahanaim.

Genesis 32:3

Jacob sent messengers in front of him to Esau, his brother, to the land of Seir, the field of Edom.

Genesis 32:4

He commanded them, saying, "This is what you shall tell my lord, Esau: ‘This is what your servant, Jacob, says. I have lived as a foreigner with Laban, and stayed until now.

Genesis 32:5

I have cattle, donkeys, flocks, male servants, and female servants. I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favor in your sight.’"

Genesis 32:6

The messengers returned to Jacob, saying, "We came to your brother Esau. Not only that, but he comes to meet you, and four hundred men with him."

Genesis 32:7

Then Jacob was greatly afraid and was distressed. He divided the people who were with him, and the flocks, and the herds, and the camels, into two companies;

Genesis 32:8

and he said, "If Esau comes to the one company, and strikes it, then the company which is left will escape."

Genesis 32:9

Jacob said, "God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, Yahweh, who said to me, ‘Return to your country, and to your relatives, and I will do you good,’

Genesis 32:10

I am not worthy of the least of all the loving kindnesses, and of all the truth, which you have shown to your servant; for with just my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I have become two companies.

Genesis 32:11

Please deliver me from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he come and strike me, and the mothers with the children.

Genesis 32:12

You said, ‘I will surely do you good, and make your seed as the sand of the sea, which can’t be numbered because there are so many.’"

Genesis 32:13

He lodged there that night, and took from that which he had with him, a present for Esau, his brother:

Genesis 32:14

two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,

Genesis 32:15

thirty milk camels and their colts, forty cows, ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten foals.

Genesis 32:16

He delivered them into the hands of his servants, every herd by itself, and said to his servants, "Pass over before me, and put a space between herd and herd."

Genesis 32:17

He commanded the foremost, saying, "When Esau, my brother, meets you, and asks you, saying, ‘Whose are you? Where are you going? Whose are these before you?’

Genesis 32:18

Then you shall say, ‘They are your servant, Jacob’s. It is a present sent to my lord, Esau. Behold, he also is behind us.’"

Genesis 32:19

He commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the herds, saying, "This is how you shall speak to Esau, when you find him.

Genesis 32:20

You shall say, ‘Not only that, but 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. Perhaps he will accept me."

Genesis 32:21

So the present passed over before him, and he himself lodged that night in the camp.

Genesis 32:22

He rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two handmaids, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford of the Jabbok.

Genesis 32:23

He took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that which he had.

Genesis 32:24

Jacob was left alone, and wrestled with a man there until the breaking of the day.

Genesis 32:25

When he saw that he didn’t prevail against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh, and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was strained, as he wrestled.

Genesis 32:26

The man said, "Let me go, for the day breaks." Jacob said, "I won’t let you go, unless you bless me."

Genesis 32:27

He said to him, "What is your name?" He said, "Jacob."

Genesis 32:28

He said, "Your name will no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have fought with God and with men, and have prevailed."

Genesis 32:29

Jacob asked him, "Please tell me your name." He said, "Why is it that you ask what my name is?" He blessed him there.

Genesis 32:30

Jacob called the name of the place Peniel {Peniel means "face of God."}: for, he said, "I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved."

Genesis 32:31

The sun rose on him as he passed over Peniel, and he limped because of his thigh.

Genesis 32:32

Therefore the children of Israel don’t eat the sinew of the hip, which is on the hollow of the thigh, to this day, because he touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh in the sinew of the hip.

Genesis 33:1

Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau was coming, and with him four hundred men. He divided the children between Leah, Rachel, and the two handmaids.

Genesis 33:2

He put the handmaids and their children in front, Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph at the rear.

Genesis 33:3

He himself passed over in front of them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

Genesis 33:4

Esau ran to meet him, embraced him, fell on his neck, kissed him, and they wept.

Genesis 33:5

He lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, "Who are these with you?" He said, "The children whom God has graciously given your servant."

Genesis 33:6

Then the handmaids came near with their children, and they bowed themselves.

Genesis 33:7

Leah also and her children came near, and bowed themselves. After them, Joseph came near with Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

Genesis 33:8

Esau said, "What do you mean by all this company which I met?" Jacob said, "To find favor in the sight of my lord."

Genesis 33:9

Esau said, "I have enough, my brother; let that which you have be yours."

Genesis 33:10

Jacob said, "Please, no, if I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present at my hand, because I have seen your face, as one sees the face of God, and you were pleased with me.

Genesis 33:11

Please take the gift that I brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough." He urged him, and he took it.

Genesis 33:12

Esau said, "Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before you."

Genesis 33:13

Jacob said to him, "My lord knows that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young, and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die.

Genesis 33:14

Please let my lord pass over before his servant, and I will lead on gently, according to the pace of the livestock that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord to Seir."

Genesis 33:15

Esau said, "Let me now leave with you some of the folk who are with me." He said, "Why? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord."

Genesis 33:16

So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.

Genesis 33:17

Jacob traveled to Succoth, built himself a house, and made shelters for his livestock. Therefore the name of the place is called Succoth. {succoth means shelters or booths.}

Genesis 33:18

Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan Aram; and encamped before the city.

Genesis 33:19

He bought the parcel of ground where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for one hundred pieces of money.

Genesis 33:20

He erected an altar there, and called it El Elohe Israel. {El Elohe Israel means "God, the God of Israel" or "The God of Israel is mighty."}

Genesis 34:1

Dinah, the daughter of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

Genesis 34:2

Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her. He took her, lay with her, and humbled her.

Genesis 34:3

His soul joined to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young lady, and spoke kindly to the young lady.

Genesis 34:4

Shechem spoke to his father, Hamor, saying, "Get me this young lady as a wife."

Genesis 34:5

Now Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah, his daughter; and his sons were with his livestock in the field. Jacob held his peace until they came.

Genesis 34:6

Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to talk with him.

Genesis 34:7

The sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it. The men were grieved, and they were very angry, because he had done folly in Israel in lying with Jacob’s daughter; a which thing ought not to be done.

Genesis 34:8

Hamor talked with them, saying, "The soul of my son, Shechem, longs for your daughter. Please give her to him as a wife.

Genesis 34:9

Make marriages with us. Give your daughters to us, and take our daughters for yourselves.

Genesis 34:10

You shall dwell with us, and the land will be before you. Live and trade in it, and get possessions in it."

Genesis 34:11

Shechem said to her father and to her brothers, "Let me find favor in your eyes, and whatever you will tell me I will give.

Genesis 34:12

Ask me a great amount for a dowry, and I will give whatever you ask of me, but give me the young lady as a wife."

Genesis 34:13

The sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with deceit, and spoke, because he had defiled Dinah their sister,

Genesis 34:14

and said to them, "We can’t do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised; for that is a reproach to us.

Genesis 34:15

Only on this condition will we consent to you. If you will be as we are, that every male of you be circumcised;

Genesis 34:16

then will we give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.

Genesis 34:17

But if you will not listen to us, to be circumcised, then we will take our sister, {Hebrew has, literally, "daughter"} and we will be gone."

Genesis 34:18

Their words pleased Hamor and Shechem, Hamor’s son.

Genesis 34:19

The young man didn’t wait to do this thing, because he had delight in Jacob’s daughter, and he was honored above all the house of his father.

Genesis 34:20

Hamor and Shechem, his son, came to the gate of their city, and talked with the men of their city, saying,

Genesis 34:21

"These men are peaceful with us. Therefore let them live in the land and trade in it. For behold, the land is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters.

Genesis 34:22

Only on this condition will the men consent to us to live with us, to become one people, if every male among us is circumcised, as they are circumcised.

Genesis 34:23

Won’t their livestock and their possessions and all their animals be ours? Only let us give our consent to them, and they will dwell with us."

Genesis 34:24

All who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor, and to Shechem his son; and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.

Genesis 34:25

It happened on the third day, when they were sore, that two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, each took his sword, came upon the unsuspecting city, and killed all the males.

Genesis 34:26

They killed Hamor and Shechem, his son, with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem’s house, and went away.

Genesis 34:27

Jacob’s sons came on the dead, and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister.

Genesis 34:28

They took their flocks, their herds, their donkeys, that which was in the city, that which was in the field,

Genesis 34:29

and all their wealth. They took captive all their little ones and their wives, and took as plunder everything that was in the house.

Genesis 34:30

Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have troubled me, to make me odious to the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites. I am few in number. They will gather themselves together against me and strike me, and I will be destroyed, I and my house."

Genesis 34:31

They said, "Should he deal with our sister as with a prostitute?"

Genesis 35:1

God said to Jacob, "Arise, go up to Bethel, and live there. Make there an altar to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother."

Genesis 35:2

Then Jacob said to his household, and to all who were with him, "Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, change your garments.

Genesis 35:3

Let us arise, and go up to Bethel. I will make there an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went."

Genesis 35:4

They gave to Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hands, and the rings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

Genesis 35:5

They traveled, and a terror of God was on the cities that were around them, and they didn’t pursue the sons of Jacob.

Genesis 35:6

So Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him.

Genesis 35:7

He built an altar there, and called the place El Beth El; because there God was revealed to him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

Genesis 35:8

Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse, died, and she was buried below Bethel under the oak; and its name was called Allon Bacuth.

Genesis 35:9

God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan Aram, and blessed him.

Genesis 35:10

God said to him, "Your name is Jacob. Your name shall not be Jacob any more, but your name will be Israel." He named him Israel.

Genesis 35:11

God said to him, "I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations will be from you, and kings will come out of your body.

Genesis 35:12

The land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give it to you, and to your seed after you will I give the land."

Genesis 35:13

God went up from him in the place where he spoke with him.

Genesis 35:14

Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he spoke with him, a pillar of stone. He poured out a drink offering on it, and poured oil on it.

Genesis 35:15

Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him "Bethel."

Genesis 35:16

They traveled from Bethel. There was still some distance to come to Ephrath, and Rachel travailed. She had hard labor.

Genesis 35:17

When she was in hard labor, the midwife said to her, "Don’t be afraid, for now you will have another son."

Genesis 35:18

It happened, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she named him Benoni, {"Benoni" means "son of my trouble."} but his father named him Benjamin. {"Benjamin" means "son of my right hand."}

Genesis 35:19

Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath (the same is Bethlehem).

Genesis 35:20

Jacob set up a pillar on her grave. The same is the Pillar of Rachel’s grave to this day.

Genesis 35:21

Israel traveled, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Eder.

Genesis 35:22

It happened, while Israel lived in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah, his father’s concubine, and Israel heard of it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve.

Genesis 35:23

The sons of Leah: Reuben (Jacob’s firstborn), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun.

Genesis 35:24

The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.

Genesis 35:25

The sons of Bilhah (Rachel’s handmaid): Dan and Naphtali.

Genesis 35:26

The sons of Zilpah (Leah’s handmaid): Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Paddan Aram.

Genesis 35:27

Jacob came to Isaac his father, to Mamre, to Kiriath Arba (which is Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac lived as foreigners.

Genesis 35:28

The days of Isaac were one hundred eighty years.

Genesis 35:29

Isaac gave up the spirit, and died, and was gathered to his people, old and full of days. Esau and Jacob, his sons, buried him.

Genesis 36:1

Now this is the history of the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).

Genesis 36:2

Esau took his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon, the Hittite; and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, the Hivite;

Genesis 36:3

and Basemath, Ishmael’s daughter, sister of Nebaioth.

Genesis 36:4

Adah bore to Esau Eliphaz. Basemath bore Reuel.

Genesis 36:5

Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These are the sons of Esau, who were born to him in the land of Canaan.

Genesis 36:6

Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, and all the members of his household, with his livestock, all his animals, and all his possessions, which he had gathered in the land of Canaan, and went into a land away from his brother Jacob.

Genesis 36:7

For their substance was too great for them to dwell together, and the land of their travels couldn’t bear them because of their livestock.

Genesis 36:8

Esau lived in the hill country of Seir. Esau is Edom.

Genesis 36:9

This is the history of the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir:

Genesis 36:10

these are the names of Esau’s sons: Eliphaz, the son of Adah, the wife of Esau; and Reuel, the son of Basemath, the wife of Esau.

Genesis 36:11

The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.

Genesis 36:12

Timna was concubine to Eliphaz, Esau’s son; and she bore to Eliphaz Amalek. These are the sons of Adah, Esau’s wife.

Genesis 36:13

These are the sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These were the sons of Basemath, Esau’s wife.

Genesis 36:14

These were the sons of Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, Esau’s wife: she bore to Esau Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.

Genesis 36:15

These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the firstborn of Esau: chief Teman, chief Omar, chief Zepho, chief Kenaz,

Genesis 36:16

chief Korah, chief Gatam, chief Amalek: these are the chiefs who came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah.

Genesis 36:17

These are the sons of Reuel, Esau’s son: chief Nahath, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, chief Mizzah: these are the chiefs who came of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Basemath, Esau’s wife.

Genesis 36:18

These are the sons of Oholibamah, Esau’s wife: chief Jeush, chief Jalam, chief Korah: these are the chiefs who came of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau’s wife.

Genesis 36:19

These are the sons of Esau (that is, Edom), and these are their chiefs.

Genesis 36:20

These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,

Genesis 36:21

Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These are the chiefs who came of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.

Genesis 36:22

The children of Lotan were Hori and Heman. Lotan’s sister was Timna.

Genesis 36:23

These are the children of Shobal: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

Genesis 36:24

These are the children of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah. This is Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he fed the donkeys of Zibeon his father.

Genesis 36:25

These are the children of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah.

Genesis 36:26

These are the children of Dishon: Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran.

Genesis 36:27

These are the children of Ezer: Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan.

Genesis 36:28

These are the children of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

Genesis 36:29

These are the chiefs who came of the Horites: chief Lotan, chief Shobal, chief Zibeon, chief Anah,

Genesis 36:30

chief Dishon, chief Ezer, and chief Dishan: these are the chiefs who came of the Horites, according to their chiefs in the land of Seir.

Genesis 36:31

These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned over the children of Israel.

Genesis 36:32

Bela, the son of Beor, reigned in Edom. The name of his city was Dinhabah.

Genesis 36:33

Bela died, and Jobab, the son of Zerah of Bozrah, reigned in his place.

Genesis 36:34

Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place.

Genesis 36:35

Husham died, and Hadad, the son of Bedad, who struck Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his place. The name of his city was Avith.

Genesis 36:36

Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place.

Genesis 36:37

Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth by the river, reigned in his place.

Genesis 36:38

Shaul died, and Baal Hanan, the son of Achbor reigned in his place.

Genesis 36:39

Baal Hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his place. The name of his city was Pau. His wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.

Genesis 36:40

These are the names of the chiefs who came from Esau, according to their families, after their places, and by their names: chief Timna, chief Alvah, chief Jetheth,

Genesis 36:41

chief Oholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon,

Genesis 36:42

chief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar,

Genesis 36:43

chief Magdiel, and chief Iram. These are the chiefs of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession. This is Esau, the father of the Edomites.

Genesis 37:1

Jacob lived in the land of his father’s travels, in the land of Canaan.

Genesis 37:2

This is the history of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives. Joseph brought an evil report of them to their father.

Genesis 37:3

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 colors.

Genesis 37:4

His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, and they hated him, and couldn’t speak peaceably to him.

Genesis 37:5

Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more.