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1 Sarah's Age and Death. 3 The Purchase of Machpelah,

19 Where Sarah was buried.


i Abraham sweareth his Servant. 10 The Servant's Journey:

12 His Prayer : 14 His Sign. 15 Rebekah meeteth him;
18 fulfilleth his Sign; 22 receiveth Jewels; 23 sherueth
her Kindred; 25 and inviteth him home. 26 The Ser-
vant blefleth God. 29 Laban entertaineth him.
Servant meweth his Mesage : 50 Laban and Bethuel ap-
prove it, 58 Rebekah consenteth to go. 62 Isaac meeteth

34 The



1 The Sons of Abraham by Keturah : 5 The Diviion of his

Goods : 7 His Age and Death: 9Hs Burial. 12 The
Generations of Ishmael : 17. His Age and Death. 21 1126
prayeth for Řebekal being barren : 22 The Children pirive
in her womb. 24 The Birth of Ecru and Jacob : 27 Their

Difference. 29 Efau selleth his Birthright.
Ver. 7 AND these are the Days of the Years of Abraham's

Life which he lived, an HUNDRED THREESCORE and FIFTEEN Years.

8 Then Abraham gave up the Ghost, and died in a good old Age, an old Man, and full of Years; and was gathered to his People.

19 And these are the Generations of Isaac Abraham's Son : Abraham begat Ifaac.

20 And Isaac was forty Years old when he took Rebekah to Wife, the Daughter of Bethuel the Syrian, of Padanaram, the Sister to Laban the Syrian.

21 And Ifaac intreated the LORD for his Wife, because she was barren : and the LORD was INTREATED of him, and Rebekah his Wife conceived. 22 † And the Children

* Rom. ix. 10 When Rebekah had STRUGGLED together with- conceived by one, even by our Fain her : and she said, If it be ther Isaac.



so, why am I thus? And she 11 For the CHILDREN being not went to enquire of the Lord. yet born, neither having done any

Good or Evil, that the PURPOSE of 23 And the LORD said un- God according to ELECTION might to her, Two Nations are in stand, not of Works, but of him that thy Womb, and two Man

12 It was said unto her, The ELDER ner of People shall be sepa- lhall serve the YOUNGER. rated from thy Bowels : and 13. As it is written, Jacob have I the one People shall be loved, but Esau have i hated.

14 What shall we say then? Is there STRONGER than the other Unrighteousness with God? God forPeople; and the ELDER shall

Is For he saith to Moses, I will serve the YOUNGER.

have MERCY on whom I will have 24 And when her Days to Mercy, and I will have Compassion be delivered were fulfilled, on whom I will have Compaflion.

16 So then it is not of him thac behold, there were Twins in willeth, nor of him that runneth, but her Womb.

of God that shEWETH MERCY, 25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy Garment : and they called his Name Efau.

26 And after that came his Brother out, and his Hand took hold on Efau's Heel; and his Name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore Years old when she bare them.

27 And the Boys grew : and Efau was a cunning Hunter, a Man of the Field ; and Jacob was a plain Man dwelling in Tents.

28 And Ifaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his Venison : but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29 And Jacob fod Pottage : and Efau came from the Field, and he was faint.

30 And Efau faid to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that fame red Pottage ; for I am faint: therefore was his Name called Edom.

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this Day thy Birth-right. 32 " And Efau faid, Be

Heb. xii. is Looking diligently hold, I am at the Point to lest any Man Fail of the Grace of die : and what PROFIT shall God. this BIRTH-RIGHT do to

16 Left there be any Fornicator or

PROPHANE PERSON as ESAU, who for me?

ONE MORSEL of Meat (old his BIRTH33 And Jacob said, Swear RIGHT. to me this Day, and he sware unto him: and he sold his Birth-right unto Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau Bread and Pottage of Lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way : thus Efau despised his Birth-right.

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1 Isaac because of Famine went to Gerar. 2 God instructeth

and blesseth him. 7 He is reproved by Abimelech for denying his Wife. 12 He groweth rich. 26 Abimelech maketh a Covenant with him at Beer-Meba. 34 Efau's Wives.


i Isaac sendeth Esau for Venison. 6 Jacob, instructed by Re

bekah, obtaineth the Blessing. 41 Esau threatneth him.


I ND it came to pass that when Ifaac was old, and

his Eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest Son, and said unto him, My Son : And he said unto him, Behold, here am I.

2 And he said, Behold, now I am old, I know not the Day of my Death.

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy Weapons, thy Quiver, and thy Bow, and go out to the Field, and take me fome Venison ;

4 And make me favoury Meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat ; that my Soul may bless thee before I die.

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his Son : and Efau went to the Field to hunt for Venison, and to bring it.

6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her Son, saying, Behold, I heard thy Father speak unto Efau thy Brother, saying,

7 Bring me Venison, and make me favoury Meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the Lord before my Death.

8 Now therefore, my Son, obey my Voice, according to that which I command thee.

9 Go now to the Flock, and fetch me from thence two good Kids of the Goats; and I will make them favoury Meat for thy Father, such as he loveth.

10 And thou shalt bring it to thy Father, that he may bless thee before his Death.

11 And Jacob faid to Rebekah his Mother, Behold, Esau my Brother is a hairy Man, and I am a smooth Man.

12 My Father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a Deceiver ; and I shall bring a Curse upon me, and not a Blefling.

13 And bis Mother said unto him, Upon me be thy Curse, my Son : only obey my Voice, and fetch me them.

14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them unto his Mother : and his Mother made favoury Meat, such as his Father loved.

15 And Rebekah took goodly Raiment of her eldest Son Erau, which were with her in the House, and put them upon Jacob her youngest Son.

16 And she put the Skins of the Kids of the Goats upon his Hands, and upon the Smooth of his Neck.

17 And she gave the savoury Meat, and the Bread which The had prepared, into the Hand of her Son Jacob.

18 And he came unto his father, and said, My Father : And he said, Here am I, who art thou, my Son?

19 And Jacob said unto his Father, I am Efau thy Firstborn ; I have done according as thou badeft me : arise, I pray thee, fit and eat of my Venison, that thy Soul may bless me.

20 And Isaac said unto his Son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my Son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me.

21 And Ifaac faid unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my Son, whether thou be my very Son Esau or not.

22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his Father, and he felt him; and said, The Voice is Jacob's Voice, but the Hands are the Hands of Efau.

23 And he discerned him not, because his Hands were hairy, as his Brother Esau's Hands : so he blessed him.

And he said, Art thou my very Son Esau ? And he said, I am.

25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my Son's Venison, that my Soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat : and he brought him Wine, and he drank.

26 And his Father Ifaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my Son.

27 And he came near, and kissed him : and he smelled the Smell of his Raiment, and blessed him, and said, See,



the Smell of my Son is as the Smell of a Field, which the LORD hath blefled.

28 Therefore God give thee of the Dew of Heaven, and the Fatness of the Earth, and Plenty of Corn and Wine.

29 Let People serve thee, and Nations bow down to thee; be Lord over thy Brethren, and let thy Mother's Sons bow down to thee : Cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blefled be he that blefleth thee.

30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was scarce gone out from the Presence of Isaac his Father, that Efau his Brother came in from his hunting.

31 And he also had made favoury Meat, and brought it to his Father; and said unto his Father, Let my Fathes arise, and eat of his Son's Venison, that thy Soul may bless me.

32 And Isaac his Father said unto him, Who art thou ? And he said, I am thy Son, thy First-born Efau.

33 And Ifaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, who, where is he that hath taken Venison, and brought it mes and I have eaten of all before thou camcit, and have blefled him ? yea, and he shall be blessed.

34 And when Esau heard the Words of his Father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter Cry, and said unto his Father, Bless me, even me also, O my Father.

35 And he said, Thy Brother came with Subtilty, and hath taken away thy Blefing.

36 And he said, 'Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two Times : he took away my Birthright; and behold, now he hath taken away my Blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a Blessing for me?

37 And Ifaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy Lord, and all his Brethren have I given 10 him for Servants; and with Corn and Wine have I suftained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my Son?

38 w And Esau said unto his Father, Hast thou but

w Heb. xii. 17 For ye know how

that afterward when he would have one BLESSING, my Father?

INHERITED the BLESSING, he was REBLESS me, even me also, O JECTED : for he found no Place of And Efau lift REPENTANCE, though he fought is

carefully with TEARS. up his Voice, and wept.

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my Father.

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