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Dinah ravished by Shechem. CHAP. XXXIV. Hamor and Shechem circumcised. CHAP. XXXIV.

13 And the sons of Jacob answered I Dinah is ravished by Shechem. 4 He sueth Shechem and Hamor his father deto marry her. 13 The sons of Jacob offer the ceitfully, and said, Because he had decondition of circumcision to the Shechemites.

filed Dinah their sister: 20 Hamor and Shechem persuade them to accept it. 25 The sons of Jacob upon that arl 14 And they said unto them, We vantage slay them, 27 and spoil their city. 30 cannot do this thing, to give our sister Jacob reproveth Simeon and Levi.

to one that is uncircumcised: for that And Dinah the daughter of Leah, were a reproach unto us : which she bare unto Jacob, went out 15 But in this will we consent unto to see the daughters of the land. you: If ye will be as we be, that every

2 And when Shechem the son of male of you be circumcised ; Hamor the Hivite, prince of the coun 16 Then will we give our daughters try, saw her, he took her, and lay with unto you, and we will take your daughher, and defiled her.

ters to us, and we will dwell with you, 3 And his soul clave unto Dinah and we will become one people. the daughter of Jacoh, and he loved 17 But if

ye

will not hearken unto the damsel, and spake kindly unto the us, to be circumcised; then will we damsel.

take our daughter, and we will be gone. 4 And Shechem spake unto his fa- 18 And their words pleased Hamor, ther Hamor, saying, Get me this and Shechem, Hamor's son. damsel to wife.

19 And the young man deferred not 5 And Jacob heard that he had de- | to do the thing, because he had defiled Dinah his daughter : (now his light in Jacob's daughter: and he was sons were with his cattle in the field:

more

honourable than all the liouse of and Jacob held his peace until they his father. were come.)

20 | And Hamor and Shechem his 6 C And Hamor the father of She son came unto the gate of their city, chem went out unto Jacob to com and communed with the men of their mune with him.

city, saying, 7 And the sons of Jacob came out of 21 These men are peaceable with the field when they heard it: and the us, therefore let them dwell in the men were grieved, and they were very land, and trade therein: for the land, wroth, because he had wrought folly behold, it is large enough for them : in Israel, in lying with Jacob's daugh- let us take their daughters to us for ter; which thing ought not to be done. wives, and let us give them our 8 And Hamor communed with them, daughters. saying, The soul of my son Shechem 22 Only herein will the men conlongeth for your daughter: I pray sent unto us for to dwell with us, to you give her him to wife.

be one people, if every male among us 9 And make ye marriages with us, be circumcised, as they are circumand give your daughters unto us, and cised. take our daughters unto you.

23 Shall not their cattle, and their 10 And ye shall dwell with us: and substance, and every beast of their's the land shall be before you; dwell be our's?' only let us consent unto and trade ye therein, and get you them, and they will dwell with us possessions therein.

24 And unto Hamor, and un 11 And Shechem said unto her fa- chem his son, hearkened all t! ther, and unto her brethren, Let me

out of the gate of his city: find grace in your eyes, and what ye male was circumcised, all shall say unto me, I will give. out of the gate of his city 12 Ask me never so much dowry

25 | And it came to and gift, and I will give according as

third day, when they we ye shall say unto me: but give me two of the sons of Ja the damsel to wife.

and Levi, Dinah's breth

The Shechemites spoiled.

GENESIS,

God blesseth Jacob. man his sword, and came upon the their ears; and Jacob hid them under city boldly, and slew all the males. the oak which was by Shechem.

26 And they slew Hamor and She 5 And they journeyed : and the terchem his son with the edge of the ror of God was upon the cities that sword, and took Dinah out of She- were round about them, and they did chem's house, and went out.

not pursue after the sons of Jacob. 27 The sons of Jacob came upon 6 So Jacob came to Luz, which the slain, and spoiled the city, because is in the land of Canaan (that is Beththey had defiled their sister.

el) he and all the people that were 23 They took their sheep, and their with him. oxen, and their

asses,

and that which 7 And he built there an altar, and was in the city, and that which was called the place El-beth-el; because in the field.

there God appeared unto him, when 29 And all their wealth and all he fled from the face of his brother. their little ones, and their wives took 8 But Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, they captive, and spoiled even all that died, and she was buried beneath Bethwas in the house.

el, under an oak: and the name of it 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and was called Allon-bachuth. Levi, Ye have troubled me to make 9 me to stink among the inhabitants of again when he came out of Padanthe ;

in number, they shall gather themselves name is Jacob: thy name shall not be together against me, and slay me, and called any more Jacob, but Israel I shall be destroyed, I and my house. shall be thy name ; and he called his

31 And they said, Should he deal name Israel. with our sister as with an harlot ? 11 And God said unto him, I am

God Almighty: be fruitful and mulCHAP. XXXV. | God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el, 2 He purgeth tions shall be of thee, and kings shall

tiply; a nation and a company of nahis house of idols. 6 He buildeth an ultar at Beth-el. 8 Deborah dicd at Allon-bachuth. come out of thy loins; 9 God blesseth Jacob at Beth-el. 16 Rachel 12 And the land which I gave Abratravaileth of Benjamin, and dieth in the way ham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, to Edlar. 22 Reuben lieth with Bilhah. 23 The sons of Jacob. 27 Jacob cometh to Isaac and to thy seed after thee will I give at Hebron. 28 The age, death, und burial of the land. Isaac.

13 And God went up from him, in And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go the place where he talked with him. up to Beth-el, and dwell there : and 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the make there an altar unto God, that place where he talked with him, even appeared unto thee when thou fleddest a pillar of stone: and he poured a from the face of Esau thy brother. drink offering thereon, and he poured

2 Then Jacob said unto his house- oil thereon. hold, and to all that were with him, 15 And Jacob called the name of Put away the strange gods that are the place where God spake with him, among you, and be clean and change Beth-el. your garments :

16 | And they journeyed from Beth3 And let us arise, and go up to el; and there was but a little way to Beth-el; and I will make there an come to Ephrath : and Rachel traaltar unto God, who answered me in vailed, and she had hard labour. the day of my distress, and was with 17 And it came to pass when she me in the way which I went. was in hard labour, that the midwife

4 And they gave unto Jacob all the said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt strange gods which were in their hand, have this son also. and all their earrings which were in 18 And it came to pass as her soul

The age and death of Isaac. CHAP. XXXVI.

Esau's sons. was in departing, (for she died,) that 4 And Adah bare to Esau, Eliphaz; she called his name Ben-oni: but his and Bashemath bare Reuel; father called him Benjamin.

5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and 19 And Rachel died, and was buried Jaalam, and Korah: these are the in the way to Ephrath, which is Beth sons of Esau, which were born unto lehem.

him in the land of Canaan. 20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her 6 And Esau took his wives, and his grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's sons, and his daughters, and all the grave unto this day.

persons of his house, and his cattle, 21 [ And Israel journeyed, and and all his beasts, and all his subspread his tent beyond the tower of stance which he had got in the land Edar.

of Canaan; and went into the coun22 And it came to pass, when Israel try from the face of his brother Jacob. dwelt in that land, that Reuben went 7 For their riches were more than and lay with Bilhah his father's con- that they might dwell together : and cubine: and Israel heard it. Now the the land wherein they were strangers sons of Jacob were twelve :

could not bear them because of their 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, cattle. Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and 8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir : Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Esau is Edom. Zebulun:

9 | And these are the generations 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, of Esau the father of the Edomites, in and Benjamin :

mount Seir : 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's 10 These are the names of Esau's handmaid; Dan and Naphtali : sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the

26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's wife of Esau ; Reuel the son of Bahandmaid; Gad, and Asher. These shemath the wife of Esau. are the sons of Jacob, which were 11 And the sons of Eliphaz were, born to him in Padan-aram.

Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, 27 | And Jacob came unto Isaac and Kenaz. his father unto Mamre, unto the city 12 And Timna was concubine to of Arbah (which is Hebron) where Eliphaz, Esau's son; and she bare to Abraham and Isaac sojourned. Eliphaz, Amalek: these were the sons

28 And the days of Isaac were an of Adah, Esau's wife. hundred and fourscore years.

13 And these are the sons of Reu29 And Isaac gave up the ghost and el; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, died, and was gathered unto his peo- and Mizzah: these were the sons of ple, being old and full of days ; and Bashemath, Esau's wife. his sons Esau and Jacob buried him. 14 | And these were the sons of

Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah, CHAP. XXXVI.

the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife : | Esau's three wives. 6 His removing to mount Seir. 9 His sons. 15 The dukes which des

and she bare to Esau,Jeush, and Jacended of his sons. 20 The sons and dukes of alam, and Korah. Seir. 24 Anah findeth mules. 31 The kings 15 These were the dukes of the sons of Edom. 40 The dukes that descended of Esau. of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz, the firstNow these are the generations of born son of Esau ; duke Teman, duke Esau, who is Edom.

Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz, 2 Esau took his wives of the daugh 16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and ters of Canaan ; Adah the daughter of duke Amalek : these are the dukes Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the that came of Eliphaz, in the land of daughter of Anah the daughter of Edom : these were the sons of Adah. Zibeon the Hivite;

17 And these are the sons of 3 And Bashemath Ishmael's daugh- Reuel, Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke ter, sister of Nebajoth.

Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah:

The sons and dukes of Seir. GENESIS.

The kings of Edom. these are the dukes that came of Reu son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in el, in the land of Edom : these are the his stead. sons of Bashemath, Esau's wife. 34 And Jobab died, and Husham

18 | And these are the sons of Aho- of the land of Temani reigned in his libamal, Esau's wife; duke Jeush, stead. duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these were 35 And Husham dicd, and Hadad the dukes that came of Aholibamah the the son of Bedad (who smote Midian daughter of Anah, Esau's wife. in the field of Moab) reigned in his

19 These are the sons of Esau (who stead : and the name of his city was is Edom) and these are their dukes. Avith.

20 | These are the sons of Seir 36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of the Horite, who inhabited the land; Masrekah reigned in his stead. Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and 37 And Samlah died, and Saul of Anah,

Rehoboth by the river reigned in his 21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Di- stead. shan: these are the dukes of the 38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan Horites, the children of Seir in the the son of Achbor reigned in his stead. land of Edom.

39 And Baal-hanan the son of Ach22 And the children of Lotan were bor died, and Hadar reigned in his Hori, and Heman; and Lotan's sister stead : and the name of his city was uas Timna.

Pau; and his wife's name was Mehe23 And the children of Shobal were tabel, the daughter of Matred, the these; Alvan, and Manahath, and daughter of Mezahab. Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

40 And these are the names of 24 And these are the children of the dukes that came of Esau, accord. Zibeon ; both Ajah, and Anah: this ing to their families, after their places, was that Anah that found the mules in by their names; duke Timnah, duke the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Alvah, duke Jetheth, Zibeon his father.

41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, 25 And the children of Anah were duke Pinon, these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the 42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke daughter of Anah.

Mibzar, 26 And these are the children of

43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and be the dukes of Edom, according to Ithran, and Cheran.

their habitations, in the land of their 27 The children of Ezer are these; possession : he is Esau, the father of Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.

the Edomites. 28 The children of Dishan are these;

CHAP. XXXVII. Uz, and Aran.

2 Joseph is hated of his brethren. 5 His two 29 These are the dukes that came of dreams. 13 Jacob sendeth him to visit his the Horites; duke Lotan, duke Sho brethren. 18 His brethren conspire his death.

21 Reuben saveth him. 26 They sell him to bal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,

the Ishmaelites. 31 His father, deceired by 30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke the bloody coat, mourneth for him, 36 He is Dishan: these are the dukes that

sold to Potiphar în Egypt. of Hori, among their dukes in the land And Jacob dwelt in the land whereof Seir.

in his father was a stranger, in the land 31 9 And these are the kings that of Canaan. reigned in the land of Edom, before 2 These are the generations of Jathere reigned any king over the child-cob: Joseph being seventeen years ren of Israel.

old, was feeding the flock with his bre32 And Bela the son of Beor reign thren, and the lad was with the sons ed in Edom: and the name of his city of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilwas Dinhabah.

pah, his father's wives : and Joseph 33 And Bela died, and Jobab the I brought unto his father their evil report.

came

Joseph's two dreams.
CHAP. XXXVII.

His brethren sell him, 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more field: and the man asked him, saying, than all his children, because he was What seekest thou ? the son of his old age: and he made 16 And he said, I seek my brethren: him a coat of many colours.

tell me, I pray thee, where they feed 4 And when his brethren saw that their flocks. their father loved him more than all 17 And the man said, They are dehis brethren, they hated him, and could parted hence: for I heard them say, not speak peaceably unto him. Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph

5 | And Joseph dreamed a dream, went after his brethren, and found and he told it bis brethren: and they them in Dothan. hated him yet the more.

18 And when they saw him afar off, 6 And he said unto them, Hear, I even before he came near unto them, pray you, this dream which I have they conspired against him to slay him. dreamed:

19 And they said one to another, 7 For behold, we were binding Behold this dreamer cometh. sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf 20 Come now therefore, and let us arose, and also stood upright; and be- slay him, and cast him into some pit; hold, your sheaves stood round about, and we will say, Some evil beast hath and made obeisance to my sheaf. devoured him; and we shall see what

8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt will become of his dreams. thou indeed reign over us? or shalt 21 And Reuben heard it, and he dethou indeed have dominion over us? | livered him out of their hands; and And they hated him yet the more for said, Let us not kill him. his dreams and for his words.

22 And Reuben said unto them, 9 And he dreamed yet another Shed no blood, but cast him into this dream, and told it his brethren, and pit that is in the wilderness, and lay said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream no hand upon him; that he might rid more: and behold, the sun and the him out of their hands, to deliver him moon and the eleven stars made obei- to his father again. sance to me.

23 | And it came to pass when Jo10 And he told it to his father, and seph was come unto his brethren, that o his brethren: and his father rebuked they stript Joseph out of his coat, his him, and said unto him, What is this coat of many colours that was on him. dream that thou hast dreamed ? Shall 24 And they took him, and cast him I and thy mother and thy brethren in- into a pit: and the pit was empty, deed come to bow down ourselves to there was no water in it. thee to the earth ?

25 And they sat down to eat bread: 11 And his brethren envied him; and they lifted up their eyes and lookbut his father observed the saying. ed, and behold, a company of Ish

12 | And his brethren went to feed maelites came from Gilead, with their their father's flock in Shechem. camels bearing spicery and balm and

13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt. not thy brethren feed the flock in She 26 And Judah said unto his brechem? Come, and I will send thee thren, What profit is it if we slay our unto them. And he said to him, brother, and conceal his blood ? Here am I.

27 Come, and let us sell him to the 14 And he said to him, Go, I pray Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be thee, see whether it be well with thy upon him; for he is our brother, and brethren, and well with the flocks; our flesh : and his brethren were and bring me word again. So he content. sent him out of the vale of Hebron, 28 Then there passed by Midianites and he came to Shechem.

merchantmen; and they drew and 15 And a certain man found him, lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and and behold, he was wandering in the sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for

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