[GE]   GENESIS

» Genesis 1

¶ Genesis 1 v1-5

{ heart }   [GE] 1v1

In the beginning
GOD created the heaven, and the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v2

And the earth was without form, and void,
and darkness was upon the face of the deep:
and the SPIRIT of GOD
moved upon the face of the waters.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v3

And GOD said,

Let there be light:

And there was light.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v4

And GOD saw the light, that it was good:
and GOD divided the light from the darkness.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v5

And GOD called the light,

Day,

And the darkness HE called

Night:

And the evening and the morning
were the first day.

¶ Genesis 1 v6-8

{ heart }   [GE] 1v6

And GOD said,

Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters:
and let it divide the waters from the waters.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v7

And GOD made the firmament;
and divided the waters,
which were under the firmament,
from the waters, which were above the firmament:
and it was so.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v8

And GOD called the firmament,

Heaven:

And the evening and the morning
were the second day.

¶ Genesis 1 v9-13

{ heart }   [GE] 1v9

And GOD said,

Let the waters under the heaven
be gathered together unto one place,
and let the dry land appear:


And it was so.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v10

And GOD called the dry land,

Earth,

And the gathering together of the waters called HE,

Seas:

And GOD saw that it was good.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v11

And GOD said,

Let the earth bring forth grass,
the herb yielding seed,
and the fruit tree, yielding fruit after his kind,
whose seed is in itself, upon the earth:


And it was so.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v12

And the earth brought forth grass,
and herb yielding seed after his kind,
and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself,
after his kind: and GOD saw that it was good.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v13

And the evening and the morning
were the third day.

¶ Genesis 1 v14-19

{ heart }   [GE] 1v14

And GOD said,

Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven,
to divide the day from the night:
and let them be for signs and for season,
and for days and years.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v15

And let them be for lights
in the firmament of the heaven,
to give light upon the earth:


And it was so.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v16

And GOD made two great lights:
the greater light to rule the day,
and the lesser light to rule the night:
HE made the stars also.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v17

And GOD set them in the firmament of the heaven,
to give light upon the earth:

{ heart }   [GE] 1v18

And to rule over the day, and over the night,
and to divide the light from the darkness:
and GOD saw that it was good.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v19

And the evening and the morning
were the fourth day.

¶ Genesis 1 v20-23

{ heart }   [GE] 1v20

And GOD said,

Let the waters bring forth abundantly
the moving creature that hath life,
and fowl that may fly above the earth
in the open firmament of heaven.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v21

And GOD created great whales,
and every living creature that moveth,
which the waters brought forth abundantly
after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind:
and GOD saw that it was good.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v22

And GOD blessed them,
saying,

Be fruitful, and multiply,
and fill the waters in the seas,
and let fowl multiply in the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v23

And the evening and the morning
were the fifth day.

¶ Genesis 1 v24-31

{ heart }   [GE] 1v24

And GOD said,

Let the earth bring forth the living creature
after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing,
and beast of the earth after his kind:


And it was so.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v25

And GOD made the beast of the earth after his kind,
and cattle after their kind,
and every thing that creepeth upon the earth
after his kind: and GOD saw that it was good.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v26

And GOD said,

Let US make man in OUR image,
after OUR likeness:
and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea,
and over the fowl of the air,
and over the cattle, and over all the earth,
and over every creeping thing that creepeth
upon the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v27

So GOD created man in HIS OWN image,
in the image of GOD created HE him;
male and female created HE them.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v28

And GOD blessed them, and GOD said unto them,

Be fruitful, and multiply,
and replenish the earth, and subdue it,
and have dominion over the fish of the sea,
and over the fowl of the air,
and over every living thing that moveth
upon the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v29

And GOD said,

Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed,
which is upon the face of all the earth,
and every tree,
in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed,
to you it shall be for meat.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v30

And to every beast of the earth,
and to every fowl of the air,
and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
wherin there is life,
I have given every green herb for meat:


And it was so.

{ heart }   [GE] 1v31

And GOD saw every thing that HE had made:
and behold, it was very good.
And the evening and the morning
were the sixth day.

» Genesis 2

¶ Genesis 2 v1-3

{ heart }   [GE] 2v1

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished,
and all the host of them.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v2

And on the seventh day GOD ended HIS work,
which HE had made:
And HE rested on the seventh day from all HIS work,
which HE had made.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v3

And GOD blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it:
because that in it HE had rested from all HIS work,
which GOD created and made.

¶ Genesis 2 v4-7

{ heart }   [GE] 2v4

These are the generations of the heavens,
and of the earth, when they were created;
in the day that the LORD GOD made the earth,
and the heavens,

{ heart }   [GE] 2v5

And every plant of the field, before it was in the earth,
and every herb of the field, before it grew:
for the LORD GOD had not caused it to rain
upon the earth,
and there was not a man to till the ground.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v6

But there went up a mist from the earth,
and watered the whole face of the ground.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v7

And the LORD GOD formed man
of the dust of the ground,
and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.

¶ Genesis 2 v8-17

{ heart }   [GE] 2v8

And the LORD GOD planted a garden
eastward in Eden;
and there HE put the man whom HE had formed.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v9

And out of the ground made the LORD GOD to grow
every tree that is pleasant to the sight,
and good for food:
the tree of life also in the midst of the garden,
and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v10

And a river went out of Eden to water the garden,
and from thence it was parted,
and became into four heads.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v11

The name of the first is Pishon:
that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah,
where there is gold.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v12

And the gold of that land is good:
There is bdellium and the onyx stone.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v13

And the name of the second river is Gihon:
the same is it that compasseth the whole land
of Ethiopia.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v14

And the name of the third river is Hiddekel:
that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria:
and the fourth river is Euphrates.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v15

And the LORD GOD took the man,
and put him into the garden of Eden,
to dress it, and to keep it.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v16

And the LORD GOD commanded the man,
saying,

Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v17

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
thou shalt not eat of it:
for in the day that thou eatest thereof,
thou shalt surely die.

¶ Genesis 2 v18-25

{ heart }   [GE] 2v18

And the LORD GOD said,

It is not good that the man should be alone:
I will make him an help meet for him.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v19

And out of the ground
the LORD GOD formed every beast of the field,
and every fowl of the air,
and brought them unto Adam,
to see what he would call them:
and whatsoever Adam called every living creature,
that was the name thereof.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v20

And Adam gave names to all cattle,
and to the fowl of the air,
and to every beast of the field:
but for Adam there was not found an help
meet for him.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v21

And the LORD GOD caused a deep sleep
to fall upon Adam, and he slept;
and HE took one of his ribs,
and closed up the flesh instead thereof.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v22

And the rib which the LORD GOD had taken
from man,
made HE a woman, and brought her unto the man.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v23

And Adam said,

This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh:
she shall be called

 ‘Woman,’ 

Because she was taken out of man.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v24

Therefore shall a man leave
his father and his mother,
and shall cleave unto his wife:
and they shall be one flesh.

{ heart }   [GE] 2v25

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

» Genesis 3

¶ Genesis 3 v1-7

{ heart }   [GE] 3v1

Now the Serpent was more subtle
than any beast of the field,
which the LORD GOD had made,
and He said unto the woman,

Yea, hath GOD said,
Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

{ heart }   [GE] 3v2

And the woman said unto the Serpent,

We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

{ heart }   [GE] 3v3

But of the fruit of the tree,
which is in the midst of the garden, GOD hath said,


Ye shall not eat of it,
neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

{ heart }   [GE] 3v4

And the Serpent said unto the woman,

Ye shall not surely die.

{ heart }   [GE] 3v5

For GOD doth know that in the day ye eat thereof,
then your eyes shall be opened:
and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

{ heart }   [GE] 3v6

And when the woman saw
that the tree was good for food,
and that it was pleasant to the eyes,
and a tree to be desired to make one wise,
she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat,
and gave also unto her husband with her,
and he did eat.

{ heart }   [GE] 3v7

And the eyes of them both were opened,
and they knew

That they were naked,

And they sewed fig leaves together,
and made themselves aprons.

¶ Genesis 3 v8-13

{ heart }   [GE] 3v8

And they heard the voice of the LORD GOD,
walking in the garden in the cool of the day:
and Adam and his wife hid themselves
from the presence of the LORD GOD,
amongst the trees of the garden.

{ heart }   [GE] 3v9

And the LORD GOD called unto

Adam,

And said unto him,

Where art thou?

{ heart }   [GE] 3v10

And he said,

I heard THY voice in the garden: and I was afraid,
because I was naked, and I hid myself.

{ heart }   [GE] 3v11

And HE said,

Who told thee that thou wast naked?
Hast thou eaten of the tree,
whereof I commanded thee

 ‘That thou shouldest not eat’?

{ heart }   [GE] 3v12

And the man said,

The woman whom THOU gavest to be with me,
she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

{ heart }   [GE] 3v13

And the LORD GOD said unto the woman,

What is this that thou hast done?

And the woman said,

The Serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

¶ Genesis 3 v14-19

{ heart }   [GE] 3v14

And the LORD GOD said unto the Serpent,

Because Thou hast done this,
Thou art cursed above all cattle,
and above every beast of the field:
upon Thy belly shalt Thou go,
and dust shalt Thou eat all the days of Thy life.

{ heart }   [GE] 3v15

And I will put enmity between Thee
and the woman,
and between Thy seed and her seed;
it shall bruise Thy head,
and Thou shalt bruise his heel.

{ heart }   [GE] 3v16

Unto the woman HE said,

I will greatly multiply thy sorrow
and thy conception,
In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children:
and thy desire shall be to thy husband,
and he shall rule over thee.

{ heart }   [GE] 3v17

And unto Adam HE said,

Because thou hast hearkened
unto the voice of thy wife,
and hast eaten of the tree,
of which I commanded thee,
saying,

 ‘Thou shalt not eat of it:’ 

Cursed is the ground for thy sake:
in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.

{ heart }   [GE] 3v18

Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee:
and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.

{ heart }   [GE] 3v19

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread,
till thou return unto the ground:
for out of it wast thou taken,
for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

¶ Genesis 3 v20-24

{ heart }   [GE] 3v20

And Adam called his wife's name

Eve,

Because she was the mother of all living.

{ heart }   [GE] 3v21

Unto Adam also, and to his wife,
did the LORD GOD make coats of skins,
and clothed them.

{ heart }   [GE] 3v22

And the LORD GOD said,

Behold, the man is become as one of US,
to know good and evil,
And now lest he put forth his hand,
and take also of the tree of life,
and eat and live forever:

{ heart }   [GE] 3v23

Therefore the LORD GOD sent him forth
from the garden of Eden,
to till the ground, from whence he was taken.

{ heart }   [GE] 3v24

So HE drove out the man:
and HE placed at the east of the garden of Eden,
Cherubim,
and a flaming sword which turned every way,
to keep the way of the tree of life.

» Genesis 4

¶ Genesis 4 v1-8

{ heart }   [GE] 4v1

And Adam knew Eve his wife,
and she conceived, and bare Cain,
and said,

I have gotten a man from the LORD.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v2

And she again bare his brother Abel,
and Abel was a keeper of sheep,
but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v3

And in process of time it came to pass,
that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground,
an offering unto the LORD.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v4

And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock,
and of the fat thereof:
and the LORD had respect unto Abel,
and to his offering.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v5

But unto Cain, and to his offering HE had not respect:
and Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v6

And the LORD said unto Cain,

Why art thou wroth?
And why is thy countenance fallen?

{ heart }   [GE] 4v7

If thou do well, shalt thou not be accepted?
and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door:
And unto thee shall be his desire,
and thou shalt rule over him.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v8

And Cain talked with Abel his brother:
and it came to pass when they were in the field,
that Cain rose up against Abel his brother,
and slew him.

¶ Genesis 4 v9-16

{ heart }   [GE] 4v9

And the LORD said unto Cain,

Where is Abel thy brother?

And he said,

I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

{ heart }   [GE] 4v10

And HE said,

What hast thou done?
the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto ME,
from the ground.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v11

And now art thou cursed from the earth,
which hath opened her mouth
to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v12

When thou tillest the ground,
it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength:
A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be
in
the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v13

And Cain said unto the LORD,

My punishment is greater, than I can bear.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v14

Behold, THOU hast driven me out this day
from the face of the earth,
and from THY face shall I be hid,
and I shall be a fugitive, and a vagabond in the earth:
and it shall come to pass,
that every one that findeth me, shall slay me.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v15

And the LORD said unto him,

Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain,
vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.


And the LORD set a mark upon Cain,
lest any finding him, should kill him.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v16

And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD,
and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

¶ Genesis 4 v17-24

{ heart }   [GE] 4v17

And Cain knew his wife,
and she conceived and bare Enoch,
and he builded a city, and called the name of the city,
after the name of his son,

Enoch.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v18

And unto Enoch was born Irad:
and Irad begat Mehujael,
and Mehujael begat Methushael,
and Methushael begat Lamech.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v19

And Lamech took unto him two wives:
the name of the one was

Adah,

And the name of the other

Zillah.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v20

And Adah bare Jabal:
he was the father of such as dwell in tents,
and of such as have cattle.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v21

And his brother's name was

Jubal:

He was the father of all such as handle
the harp and organ.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v22

And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain,
an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron:
and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v23

And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah,

Hear my voice, ye wives of Lamech,
hearken unto my speech:
for I have slain a man to my wounding,
and a young man to my hurt.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v24

If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold,
truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

¶ Genesis 4 v25-26

{ heart }   [GE] 4v25

And Adam knew his wife again,
and she bare a son, and called his name

Seth:

For GOD,

Said she,

Hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel,
whom Cain slew.

{ heart }   [GE] 4v26

And to Seth, to him also there was born a son,
and he called his name

Enosh:

Then began men to call upon

The NAME of the LORD.

» Genesis 5

¶ Genesis 5 v1-32

{ heart }   [GE] 5v1

This is the book of the generations of Adam:
In the day that GOD created man,
in the likeness of GOD made HE him.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v2

Male and female created HE them,
and blessed them, and called their name

Adam,

In the day when they were created.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v3

And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years,
and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image;
and called his name

Seth.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v4

And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth,
were eight hundred years:
and he begat sons and daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v5

And all the days that Adam lived,
were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v6

And Seth lived an hundred and five years:
and begat Enosh.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v7

And Seth lived, after he begat Enosh,
eight hundred and seven years,
and begat sons and daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v8

And all the days of Seth,
were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v9

And Enosh lived ninety years, and begat Cainan.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v10

And Enosh lived after he begat Cainan,
eight hundred and fifteen years,
and begat sons and daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v11

And all the days of Enosh
were nine hundred and five years; and he died.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v12

And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalalel.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v13

And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalalel,
eight hundred and forty years,
and begat sons and daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v14

And all the days of Cainan
were nine hundred and ten years; and he died.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v15

And Mahalalel lived sixty and five years,
and begat Jared.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v16

And Mahalalel lived after he begat Jared,
eight hundred and thirty years,
and begat sons and daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v17

And all the days of Mahalalel,
were eight hundred ninety and five years, and he died.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v18

And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years,
and he begat Enoch.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v19

And Jared lived after he begat Enoch,
eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v20

And all the days of Jared
were nine hundred sixty and two years, and he died.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v21

And Enoch lived sixty and five years,
and begat Methuselah.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v22

And Enoch walked with GOD,
after he begat Methuselah, three hundred years,
and begat sons and daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v23

And all the days of Enoch,
were three hundred sixty and five years:

{ heart }   [GE] 5v24

And Enoch walked with GOD:
and he was not; for GOD took him.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v25

And Methuselah lived
an hundred eighty and seven years,
and begat Lamech.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v26

And Methuselah lived, after he begat Lamech,
seven hundred eighty and two years,
and begat sons and daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v27

And all the days of Methuselah
were nine hundred, sixty and nine years, and he died.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v28

And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years:
and begat a son.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v29

And he called his name

Noah,

Saying,

This same shall comfort us,
concerning our work and toil of our hands,
because of the ground, which the LORD hath cursed.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v30

And Lamech lived, after he begat Noah,
five hundred ninety and five years,
and begat sons and daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v31

And all the days of Lamech
were seven hundred seventy and seven years,
and he died.

{ heart }   [GE] 5v32

And Noah was five hundred years old:
and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

» Genesis 6

¶ Genesis 6 v1-4

{ heart }   [GE] 6v1

And it came to pass,
when men began to multiply on the face of the earth,
and daughters were born unto them:

{ heart }   [GE] 6v2

That the sons of GOD saw the daughters of men,
that they were fair,
and they took them wives, of all which they chose.

{ heart }   [GE] 6v3

And the LORD said,

MY SPIRIT shall not always strive with man;
for that he also is flesh:
yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

{ heart }   [GE] 6v4

There were giants in the earth in those days:
and also after that, when the sons of GOD
came in unto the daughters of men,
and they bare children to them;
the same became mighty men, which were of old,
men of renown.

¶ Genesis 6 v5-8

{ heart }   [GE] 6v5

And GOD 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.

{ heart }   [GE] 6v6

And it repented the LORD
that HE had made man on the earth,
and it grieved HIM at HIS heart.

{ heart }   [GE] 6v7

And the LORD said,

I will destroy man, whom I have created,
from the face of the earth: both man and beast,
and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air:
for it repenteth ME that I have made them.

{ heart }   [GE] 6v8

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

¶ Genesis 6 v9-12

{ heart }   [GE] 6v9

These are the generations of Noah:
Noah was a just man, and perfect in his generations,
and Noah walked with GOD.

{ heart }   [GE] 6v10

And Noah begat three sons:
Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

{ heart }   [GE] 6v11

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

{ heart }   [GE] 6v12

And GOD looked upon the earth,
and behold, it was corrupt:
for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

¶ Genesis 6 v13-22

{ heart }   [GE] 6v13

And GOD said unto Noah,

The end of all flesh is come before ME;
for the earth is filled with violence through them;
and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 6v14

Make thee an ark of gopher wood;
rooms shalt thou make in the ark,
and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

{ heart }   [GE] 6v15

And this is the fashion, which thou shalt make it of:
the length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits,
the breadth of it fifty cubits,
and the height of it thirty cubits.

{ heart }   [GE] 6v16

A window shalt thou make to the ark,
and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above;
and the door of the ark shalt thou set
in the side thereof:
With lower, second, and third stories
shalt thou make it.

{ heart }   [GE] 6v17

And behold, I, even I do bring a flood of waters
upon the earth,
to destroy all flesh, wherin is the breath of life
from under heaven,
and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

{ heart }   [GE] 6v18

But with thee will I establish MY covenant:
and thou shalt come into the ark,
thou, and thy sons, and thy wife,
and thy son's wives with thee.

{ heart }   [GE] 6v19

And of every living thing of all flesh,
two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark,
to keep them alive with thee:
they shall be male and female.

{ heart }   [GE] 6v20

Of fowls after their kind,
and of cattle after their kind:
of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind,
two of every sort shall come unto thee,
to keep them alive.

{ heart }   [GE] 6v21

And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten,
and thou shalt gather it to thee;
and it shall be for food, for thee, and for them.

{ heart }   [GE] 6v22

Thus did Noah;
according to all that GOD commanded him, so did he.

» Genesis 7

¶ Genesis 7 v1-9

{ heart }   [GE] 7v1

And the LORD said unto Noah,

Come thou and all thy house into the ark:
for thee have I seen righteous before ME,
in this generation.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v2

Of every clean beast
thou shalt take to thee by sevens,
the male and his female:
and of beasts that are not clean by two,
the male and his female.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v3

Of fowls also of the air, by sevens,
the male and the female;
to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v4

For yet seven days,
and I will cause it to rain upon the earth,
forty days, and forty nights:
and every living substance that I have made,
will I destroy, from off the face of the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v5

And Noah did according unto
all that the LORD commanded him.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v6

And Noah was six hundred years old,
when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v7

And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife,
and his son's wives with him, into the ark,
because of the waters of the flood.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v8

Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean,
and of fowls,
and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,

{ heart }   [GE] 7v9

There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark,
the male and the female,
as GOD had commanded Noah.

¶ Genesis 7 v10-20

{ heart }   [GE] 7v10

And it came to pass after seven days,
that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v11

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life,
in the second month,
the seventeenth day of the month, the same day
were all the fountains of the great deep broken up,
and the windows of heaven were opened.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v12

And the rain was upon the earth,
forty days, and forty nights.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v13

In the selfsame day entered Noah,
and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah,
and Noah's wife,
and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark,

{ heart }   [GE] 7v14

They, and every beast after his kind,
and all the cattle after their kind,
and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth
after his kind,
and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v15

And they went in unto Noah into the ark,
two and two of all flesh, wherin is the breath of life.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v16

And they that went in,
went in male and female of all flesh,
as GOD had commanded him:
and the LORD shut him in.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v17

And the flood was forty days upon the earth,
and the waters increased, and bare up the ark,
and it was lift up above the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v18

And the waters prevailed,
and were increased greatly upon the earth:
and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v19

And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth,
and all the high hills,
that were under the whole heaven, were covered.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v20

Fifteen cubits upward, did the waters prevail;
and the mountains were covered.

¶ Genesis 7 v21-24

{ heart }   [GE] 7v21

And all flesh died that moved upon the earth,
both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast,
and of every creeping thing that creepeth
upon the earth, and every man.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v22

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

{ heart }   [GE] 7v23

And every living substance was destroyed,
which was upon the face of the ground,
both man and cattle, and the creeping things,
and the fowl of the heaven;
and they were destroyed from the earth:
and Noah only remained alive,
and they that were with him in the ark.

{ heart }   [GE] 7v24

And the waters prevailed upon the earth,
an hundred and fifty days.

» Genesis 8

¶ Genesis 8 v1-14

{ heart }   [GE] 8v1

And GOD remembered Noah,
and every living thing,
and all the cattle that was with him in the ark:
and GOD made a wind to pass over the earth,
and the waters asswaged.

{ heart }   [GE] 8v2

The fountains also of the deep,
and the windows of heaven were stopped,
and the rain from heaven was restrained.

{ heart }   [GE] 8v3

And the waters returned from off the earth continually:
and after the end of the hundred and fifty days
the waters were abated.

{ heart }   [GE] 8v4

And the ark rested in the seventh month,
on the seventeenth day of the month,
upon the mountains of Ararat.

{ heart }   [GE] 8v5

And the waters decreased continually
until the tenth month:
in the tenth month, on the first day of the month,
were the tops of the mountains seen.

{ heart }   [GE] 8v6

And it came to pass at the end of forty days,
that Noah opened the window of the ark
which he had made.

{ heart }   [GE] 8v7

And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro,
until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 8v8

Also he sent forth a dove from him,
to see if the waters were abated
from off the face of the ground.

{ heart }   [GE] 8v9

But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot,
and she returned unto him into the ark:
for the waters were on the face of the whole earth.
Then he put forth his hand, and took her,
and pulled her in unto him, into the ark.

{ heart }   [GE] 8v10

And he stayed yet other seven days;
and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark.

{ heart }   [GE] 8v11

And the dove came in to him in the evening,
and lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off:
So Noah knew

That the waters were abated from off the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 8v12

And he stayed yet other seven days,
and sent forth the dove,
which returned not again unto him any more.

{ heart }   [GE] 8v13

And it came to pass
in the six hundredth and one year,
in the first month, the first day of the month,
the waters were dried up from off the earth:
and Noah removed the covering of the ark,
and looked,
and behold, the face of the ground was dry.

{ heart }   [GE] 8v14

And in the second month,
on the seven and twentieth day of the month,
was the earth dried.

¶ Genesis 8 v15-19

{ heart }   [GE] 8v15

And GOD spake unto Noah,
saying,

{ heart }   [GE] 8v16

Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife,
and thy sons, and thy son's wives with thee.

{ heart }   [GE] 8v17

Bring forth with thee every living thing
that is with thee,
of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle,
and of every creeping thing that creepeth
upon the earth,
that they may breed abundantly in the earth,
and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 8v18

And Noah went forth, and his sons,
and his wife, and his son's wives with him:

{ heart }   [GE] 8v19

Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl,
and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth,
after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.

¶ Genesis 8 v20-22

{ heart }   [GE] 8v20

And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD,
and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl,
and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

{ heart }   [GE] 8v21

And the LORD smelled a sweet savor,
and the LORD said in HIS heart,

I will not again curse the ground any more
for man's sake;
for the imagination of man's heart is evil
from his youth:
neither will I again smite any more
every thing living, as I have done.

{ heart }   [GE] 8v22

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest,
and cold and heat, and summer and winter,
and day and night, shall not cease.

» Genesis 9

¶ Genesis 9 v1-7

{ heart }   [GE] 9v1

And GOD blessed Noah and his sons,
and said unto them,

Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v2

And the fear of you, and the dread of you
shall be upon every beast of the earth,
and upon every fowl of the air,
upon all that moveth upon the earth,
and upon all the fishes of the sea;
into your hand are they delivered.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v3

Every moving thing that liveth
shall be meat for you;
even as the green herb have I given you all things.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v4

But flesh with the life thereof,
which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v5

And surely your blood of your lives will I require:
at the hand of every beast will I require it,
and at the hand of man,
at the hand of every man's brother
will I require the life of man.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v6

Whoso sheddeth man's blood,
by man shall his blood be shed:
for in the image of GOD made HE man.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v7

And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply,
bring forth abundantly in the earth,
and multiply therein.

¶ Genesis 9 v8-11

{ heart }   [GE] 9v8

And GOD spake unto Noah,
and to his sons with him,
saying;

{ heart }   [GE] 9v9

And I, behold, I establish MY covenant with you,
and with your seed after you:

{ heart }   [GE] 9v10

And with every living creature that is with you,
of the fowl, of the cattle,
and of every beast of the earth with you,
from all that go out of the ark,
to every beast of the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v11

And I will establish MY covenant with you,
neither shall all flesh be cut off any more,
by the waters of a flood.
neither shall there any more be a flood
to destroy the earth.

¶ Genesis 9 v12-17

{ heart }   [GE] 9v12

And 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.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v13

I do set MY bow in the cloud,
and it shall be for a token of a covenant,
between ME and the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v14

And it shall come to pass,
when I bring a cloud over the earth,
that the bow shall be seen in the cloud.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v15

And I will remember MY covenant,
which is between ME and you,
and every living creature of all flesh:
and the waters shall no more become a flood
to destroy all flesh.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v16

And the bow shall be in the cloud;
and I will look upon it,
that I may remember the everlasting covenant
between GOD and every living creature,
of all flesh that is upon the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v17

And GOD said unto Noah,

This is the token of the covenant,
which I have established between ME and all flesh,
that is upon the earth.

¶ Genesis 9 v18-19

{ heart }   [GE] 9v18

And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark,
were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth:
and Ham is the father of Canaan.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v19

These are the three sons of Noah:
and of them was the whole earth overspread.

¶ Genesis 9 v20-27

{ heart }   [GE] 9v20

And Noah began to be an husbandman,
and he planted a vineyard.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v21

And he drank of the wine, and was drunken,
and he was uncovered within his tent.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v22

And Ham, the father of Canaan,

Saw the nakedness of his father,

And told his two brethren without.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v23

And Shem and Japheth took a garment,
and laid it upon both their shoulders,
and went backward,
and covered the nakedness of their father,
and their faces were backward,
and they saw not their father's nakedness.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v24

And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew

What his younger son had done unto him.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v25

And he said,

Cursed be Canaan:
a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v26

And he said,

Blessed be the LORD GOD of Shem,
and Canaan shall be his servant.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v27

GOD shall enlarge Japheth,
and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem,
and Canaan shall be his servant.

¶ Genesis 9 v28-29

{ heart }   [GE] 9v28

And Noah lived after the flood,
three hundred and fifty years.

{ heart }   [GE] 9v29

And all the days of Noah
were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died.

» Genesis 10

¶ Genesis 10 v1

{ heart }   [GE] 10v1

Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah;
Shem, Ham, and Japheth:
and unto them were sons born after the flood.

¶ Genesis 10 v2-5

{ heart }   [GE] 10v2

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

{ heart }   [GE] 10v3

And the sons of Gomer:
Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

{ heart }   [GE] 10v4

And the sons of Javan:
Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

{ heart }   [GE] 10v5

By these were the isles of the Gentiles
divided in their lands, every one after his tongue:
after their families, in their nations.

¶ Genesis 10 v6-20

{ heart }   [GE] 10v6

And the sons of Ham:
Cush, and Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan.

{ heart }   [GE] 10v7

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

{ heart }   [GE] 10v8

And Cush begat Nimrod:
he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 10v9

He was a mighty hunter before the LORD:
wherefore it is said,

Even as Nimrod
the mighty hunter before the LORD.

{ heart }   [GE] 10v10

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

{ heart }   [GE] 10v11

Out of that land went forth Asshur,
and builded Nineveh,
and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

{ heart }   [GE] 10v12

And Resen between Nineveh and Calah:
the same is a great city.

{ heart }   [GE] 10v13

And Mizraim begat
Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

{ heart }   [GE] 10v14

And Pathrusim, and Casluhim
(out of whom came Philistines) and Caphtorim.

{ heart }   [GE] 10v15

And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,

{ heart }   [GE] 10v16

And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,

{ heart }   [GE] 10v17

And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

{ heart }   [GE] 10v18

And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite,
and the Hamathite:
and afterward were the families of the Canaanites
spread abroad.

{ heart }   [GE] 10v19

And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon,
as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza;
as thou goest unto Sodom and Gomorrah,
and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

{ heart }   [GE] 10v20

These are the sons of Ham,
after their families, after their tongues,
in their countries, and in their nations.

¶ Genesis 10 v21-31

{ heart }   [GE] 10v21

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

{ heart }   [GE] 10v22

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

{ heart }   [GE] 10v23

And the children of Aram:
Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

{ heart }   [GE] 10v24

And Arpachshad begat Shelah,
and Shelah begat Eber.

{ heart }   [GE] 10v25

And unto Eber were born two sons:
the name of one was

Peleg,

For in his days was the earth divided,
and his brother's name was

Joktan.

{ heart }   [GE] 10v26

And Joktan begat
Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

{ heart }   [GE] 10v27

And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,

{ heart }   [GE] 10v28

And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

{ heart }   [GE] 10v29

And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab:
all these were the sons of Joktan.

{ heart }   [GE] 10v30

And their dwelling was from Mesha,
as thou goest unto Sephar, a mount of the east.

{ heart }   [GE] 10v31

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

¶ Genesis 10 v32

{ heart }   [GE] 10v32

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

» Genesis 11

¶ Genesis 11 v1-9

{ heart }   [GE] 11v1

And the whole earth was of one language,
and of one speach.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v2

And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east,
that they found a plain in the land of Shinar,
and they dwelt there.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v3

And they said one to another;

Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly.

And they had brick for stone,
and slime had they for mortar.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v4

And they said,

Go to, let us build us a city and a tower,
whose top may reach unto heaven;
and let us make us a name,
lest we be scattered abroad
upon the face of the whole earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v5

And the LORD came down to see the city
and the tower, which the children of men builded.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v6

And the LORD said;

Behold, the people is one,
and they have all one language:
and this they begin to do:
and now nothing will be restrained from them,
which they have imagined to do.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v7

Go to, let US go down,
and there confound their language,
that they may not understand
one another's speech.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v8

So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence,
upon the face of all the earth:
and they left off to build the city.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v9

Therefore is the name of it called

Babel,

Because the LORD did there confound the language
of all the earth:
and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad
upon the face of all the earth.

¶ Genesis 11 v10-26

{ heart }   [GE] 11v10

These are the generations of Shem.
Shem was an hundred years old,
and begat Arpachshad two years after the flood.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v11

And Shem lived, after he begat Arpachshad,
five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v12

And Arpachshad lived five and thirty years,
and begat Shelah.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v13

And Arpachshad lived, after he begat Shelah,
four hundred and three years,
and begat sons and daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v14

And Shelah lived thirty years, and begat Eber.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v15

And Shelah lived, after he begat Eber,
four hundred and three years,
and begat sons and daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v16

And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v17

And Eber lived, after he begat Peleg,
four hundred and thirty years,
and begat sons and daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v18

And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v19

And Peleg lived, after he begat Reu,
two hundred and nine years,
and begat sons and daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v20

And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v21

And Reu lived, after he begat Serug,
two hundred and seven years,
and begat sons and daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v22

And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v23

And Serug lived, after he begat Nahor,
two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v24

And Nahor lived nine and twenty years,
and begat Terah.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v25

And Nahor lived, after he begat Terah,
an hundred and nineteen years,
and begat sons and daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v26

And Terah lived seventy years,
and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

¶ Genesis 11 v27-32

{ heart }   [GE] 11v27

Now these are the generations of Terah:
Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran:
and Haran begat Lot.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v28

And Haran died before his father Terah
in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v29

And Abram and Nahor took them wives:
the name of Abram's wife was

Sarai,

And the name of Nahor's wife,

Milcah,

The daughter of Haran,
the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v30

But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v31

And Terah took Abram his son,
and Lot the son of Haran his son's son,
and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife,
and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees,
to go into the land of Canaan:
and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

{ heart }   [GE] 11v32

And the days of Terah
were two hundred and five years:
and Terah died in Haran.

» Genesis 12

¶ Genesis 12 v1-9

{ heart }   [GE] 12v1

Now the LORD had said unto Abram,

Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred,
and from thy father's house,
unto a land that I will show thee:

{ heart }   [GE] 12v2

And I will make of thee a great nation,
and I will bless thee, and make thy name great;
and thou shalt be a blessing.

{ heart }   [GE] 12v3

And I will bless them that bless thee,
and curse him that curseth thee:
and in thee shall all families of the earth
be blessed.

{ heart }   [GE] 12v4

So Abram departed,
as the LORD had spoken unto him,
and Lot went with him:
and Abram was seventy and five years old
when he departed out of Haran.

{ heart }   [GE] 12v5

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

{ heart }   [GE] 12v6

And Abram passed through the land
unto the place of Shechem, unto the plain of Moreh.
And the Canaanite was then in the land.

{ heart }   [GE] 12v7

And the LORD appeared unto Abram,
and said,

Unto thy seed will I give this land:

And there builded he an altar unto the LORD,
WHO appeared unto him.

{ heart }   [GE] 12v8

And he removed from thence
unto a mountain on the east of Bethel,
and pitched his tent,
having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east:
and there he builded an altar unto the LORD,
and called upon

The NAME of the LORD.

{ heart }   [GE] 12v9

And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.

¶ Genesis 12 v10-20

{ heart }   [GE] 12v10

And there was a famine in the land,
and Abram went down into Egypt, to sojourn there:
for the famine was grievous in the land.

{ heart }   [GE] 12v11

And it came to pass
when he was come near to enter into Egypt,
that he said unto Sarai his wife,

Behold now,
I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon.

{ heart }   [GE] 12v12

Therefore it shall come to pass,
when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say,

 ‘This is his wife:’ 

And they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.

{ heart }   [GE] 12v13

Say, I pray thee,

 ‘Thou art my sister,’ 

That it may be well with me, for thy sake;
and my soul shall live, because of thee.

{ heart }   [GE] 12v14

And it came to pass,
that when Abram was come into Egypt,
the Egyptians beheld the woman
that she was very fair.

{ heart }   [GE] 12v15

The princes also of Pharaoh saw her,
and commended her before Pharaoh:
and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

{ heart }   [GE] 12v16

And he entreated Abram well for her sake:
and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses,
and menservants, and maidservants,
and she asses, and camels.

{ heart }   [GE] 12v17

And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house
with great plagues, because of Sarai Abram's wife.

{ heart }   [GE] 12v18

And Pharaoh called

Abram,

And said,

What is this that thou hast done unto me?
Why diddest thou not tell me,

 ‘That she was thy wife’?

{ heart }   [GE] 12v19

Why saidst thou,

 ‘She is my sister’? 

So I might have taken her to me to wife:
now therefore behold, thy wife,
take her and go thy way.

{ heart }   [GE] 12v20

And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him:
and they sent him away,
and his wife, and all that he had.

» Genesis 13

¶ Genesis 13 v1

{ heart }   [GE] 13v1

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

¶ Genesis 13 v2-13

{ heart }   [GE] 13v2

And Abram was very rich
in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

{ heart }   [GE] 13v3

And he went on his journeys from the south,
even to Bethel, unto the place
where his tent had been at the beginning,
between Bethel and Hai:

{ heart }   [GE] 13v4

Unto the place of the altar,
which he had made there at the first:
and there Abram called on

The NAME of the LORD.

{ heart }   [GE] 13v5

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

{ heart }   [GE] 13v6

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

{ heart }   [GE] 13v7

And there was a strife between
the herdsmen of Abram's cattle,
and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle:
And the Canaanite, and the Perizzite dwelled then
in the land.

{ heart }   [GE] 13v8

And Abram said unto Lot,

Let there be no strife, I pray thee,
between me and thee,
and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen:
for we be brethren.

{ heart }   [GE] 13v9

Is not the whole land before thee?
Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me:
if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right:
or if thou depart to the right hand,
then I will go to the left.

{ heart }   [GE] 13v10

And Lot lifted up his eyes,
and beheld all the plain of Jordan,
that it was well watered everywhere
before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,
even as the garden of the LORD,
like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

{ heart }   [GE] 13v11

Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan:
and Lot journeyed east;
and they separated themselves the one from the other.

{ heart }   [GE] 13v12

Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan,
and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain,
and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

{ heart }   [GE] 13v13

But the men of Sodom were wicked,
and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

¶ Genesis 13 v14-18

{ heart }   [GE] 13v14

And the LORD said unto Abram,
after that Lot was separated from him,

Lift up now thine eyes,
and look from the place where thou art,
northward, and southward,
and eastward, and westward.

{ heart }   [GE] 13v15

For all the land which thou seest,
to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever.

{ heart }   [GE] 13v16

And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth:
so that if a man can number the dust of the earth,
then shall thy seed also be numbered.

{ heart }   [GE] 13v17

Arise, walk through the land, in the length of it,
and in the breadth of it: for I will give it unto thee.

{ heart }   [GE] 13v18

Then Abram removed his tent,
and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre,
which is in Hebron,
and built there an altar unto the LORD.

» Genesis 14

¶ Genesis 14 v1-7

{ heart }   [GE] 14v1

And it came to pass
in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar,
Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam,
and Tidal king of nations:

{ heart }   [GE] 14v2

That these made war with Bera king of Sodom,
and with Birsha king of Gomorrah,
Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim,
and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.

{ heart }   [GE] 14v3

All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim,
which is the salt sea;

{ heart }   [GE] 14v4

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

{ heart }   [GE] 14v5

And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer,
and the kings that were with him,
and smote the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim,
and the Zuzim in Ham,
and the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim;

{ heart }   [GE] 14v6

And the Horites in their mount Seir,
unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness.

{ heart }   [GE] 14v7

And they returned, and came to En-mishpat,
which is Kadesh,
and smote all the country of the Amalekites,
and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazazon-tamar.

¶ Genesis 14 v8-12

{ heart }   [GE] 14v8

And there went out the king of Sodom,
and the king of Gomorrah,
and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim,
and the king of Bela, (the same is Zoar)
and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim,

{ heart }   [GE] 14v9

With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam,
and with Tidal king of nations,
and Amraphel king of Shinar,
and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.

{ heart }   [GE] 14v10

And the vale of Siddim was full of slime pits:
and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled,
and fell there:
and they that remained, fled to the mountain.

{ heart }   [GE] 14v11

And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah,
and all their victuals, and went their way.

{ heart }   [GE] 14v12

And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son,
(who dwelt in Sodom) and his goods, and departed.

¶ Genesis 14 v13-16

{ heart }   [GE] 14v13

And there came one that had escaped,
and told Abram the Hebrew,
for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite,
brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner:
and these were confederate with Abram.

{ heart }   [GE] 14v14

And when Abram heard

That his brother was taken captive,

He armed his trained servants born in his own house,
three hundred and eighteen,
and pursued them unto Dan.

{ heart }   [GE] 14v15

And he divided himself against them,
he and his servants by night, and smote them,
and pursued them unto Hobah,
which is on the left hand of Damascus:

{ heart }   [GE] 14v16

And he brought back all the goods,
and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods,
and the women also, and the people.

¶ Genesis 14 v17-20

{ heart }   [GE] 14v17

And the king of Sodom went out to meet him
(after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer,
and of the kings that were with him)
at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale.

{ heart }   [GE] 14v18

And MELCHIZEDEK KING of Salem
brought forth bread and wine;
and HE was the priest of the most high GOD.

{ heart }   [GE] 14v19

And HE blessed him,
and said;

Blessed be Abram of the most high GOD,
POSSESSOR of heaven and earth,

{ heart }   [GE] 14v20

And blessed be the most high GOD,
WHICH hath delivered thine enemies
into thy hand:


And he gave HIM tithes of all.

¶ Genesis 14 v21-24

{ heart }   [GE] 14v21

And the king of Sodom said unto Abram,

Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.

{ heart }   [GE] 14v22

And Abram said to the king of Sodom,

I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD,
the most high GOD,
the POSSESSOR of heaven and earth,

{ heart }   [GE] 14v23

That I will not take from a thread
even to a shoe latchet,
and that I will not take any thing that is thine,
lest thou shouldest say,

 ‘I have made Abram rich’:

{ heart }   [GE] 14v24

Save only that which the young men have eaten,
and the portion of the men which went with me,
Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

» Genesis 15

¶ Genesis 15 v1-6

{ heart }   [GE] 15v1

After these things,
the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision,
saying;

Fear not, Abram: I AM thy SHIELD,
and thy exceeding great REWARD.

{ heart }   [GE] 15v2

And Abram said,

LORD GOD, what wilt THOU give me,
seeing I go childless?
and the steward of my house is this Eliezer
of Damascus.

{ heart }   [GE] 15v3

And Abram said,

Behold, to me THOU hast given no seed:
and lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

{ heart }   [GE] 15v4

And behold, the word of the LORD came unto him,
saying;

This shall not be thine heir:
but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels,
shall be thine heir.

{ heart }   [GE] 15v5

And HE brought him forth abroad,
and said,

Look now towards heaven, and tell the stars,
if thou be able to number them:


And HE said unto him,

So shall thy seed be.

{ heart }   [GE] 15v6

And he believed in the LORD;
and HE counted it to him for righteousness.

¶ Genesis 15 v7-16

{ heart }   [GE] 15v7

And HE said unto him,

I AM the LORD
THAT brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees,
to give thee this land, to inherit it.

{ heart }   [GE] 15v8

And he said,

LORD GOD,
whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?

{ heart }   [GE] 15v9

And HE said unto him,

Take me an heifer of three years old,
and a she goat of three years old,
and a ram of three years old,
and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.

{ heart }   [GE] 15v10

And he took unto him all these,
and divided them in the midst,
and laid each piece one against another:
but the birds divided he not.

{ heart }   [GE] 15v11

And when the fowls came down upon the carcasses,
Abram drove them away.

{ heart }   [GE] 15v12

And when the sun was going down,
a deep sleep fell upon Abram:
and lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

{ heart }   [GE] 15v13

And HE said unto Abram,

Know of a surety

 ‘That thy seed shall be a stranger,
in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them,
and they shall afflict them four hundred years’.

{ heart }   [GE] 15v14

And also that nation whom they shall serve,
will I judge:
and afterward shall they come out
with great substance.

{ heart }   [GE] 15v15

And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace;
thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

{ heart }   [GE] 15v16

But in the fourth generation
they shall come hither again:
for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

¶ Genesis 15 v17-21

{ heart }   [GE] 15v17

And it came to pass
that when the sun went down, and it was dark,
behold, a smoking FURNACE,
and a burning LAMP that passed between
those pieces.

{ heart }   [GE] 15v18

In the same day
the LORD made a covenant with Abram,
saying,

Unto thy seed have I given this land,
from the river of Egypt unto the great river,
the river Euphrates:

{ heart }   [GE] 15v19

The Kenites, and the Kenizzites,
and the Kadmonites:

{ heart }   [GE] 15v20

And the Hittites, and the Perizzites,
and the Rephaim,

{ heart }   [GE] 15v21

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

» Genesis 16

¶ Genesis 16 v1-6

{ heart }   [GE] 16v1

Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children:
and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian,
whose name was

Hagar.

{ heart }   [GE] 16v2

And Sarai said unto Abram,

Behold now,
the LORD hath restrained me from bearing:
I pray thee go in unto my maid:
it may be that I may obtain children by her:


And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

{ heart }   [GE] 16v3

And Sarai Abram's wife,
took Hagar her maid, the Egyptian,
after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan,
and gave her to her husband Abram, to be his wife.

{ heart }   [GE] 16v4

And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived:
And when she saw that she had conceived,
her mistress was despised in her eyes.

{ heart }   [GE] 16v5

And Sarai said unto Abram,

My wrong be upon thee:
I have given my maid into thy bosom,
and when she saw that she had conceived,
I was despised in her eyes:
the LORD judge between me and thee.

{ heart }   [GE] 16v6

But Abram said unto Sarai,

Behold, thy maid is in thy hand;
do to her as it pleaseth thee.


And when Sarai dealt hardly with her,
she fled from her face.

¶ Genesis 16 v7-16

{ heart }   [GE] 16v7

And the ANGEL of the LORD found her
by a fountain of water, in the wilderness,
by the fountain, in the way to Shur:

{ heart }   [GE] 16v8

And HE said,

Hagar Sarai's maid, whence camest thou?
and whither wilt thou go?


And she said,

I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

{ heart }   [GE] 16v9

And the ANGEL of the LORD said unto her,

Return to thy mistress,
and submit thyself under her hands.

{ heart }   [GE] 16v10

And the ANGEL of the LORD said unto her,

I will multiply thy seed exceedingly,
that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

{ heart }   [GE] 16v11

And the ANGEL of the LORD said unto her,

Behold, thou art with child,
and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name

 ‘Ishmael;’ 

Because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

{ heart }   [GE] 16v12

And he will be a wild man;
his hand will be against every man,
and every man's hand against him:
and he shall dwell in the presence
of all his brethren.

{ heart }   [GE] 16v13

And she called the NAME of the LORD
THAT spake unto her,

THOU GOD seest me:

For she said,

Have I also here looked after HIM THAT seeth me?

{ heart }   [GE] 16v14

Wherefore the well was called

Beer-lahai-roi:

Behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

{ heart }   [GE] 16v15

And Hagar bare Abram a son:
and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare,

Ishmael.

{ heart }   [GE] 16v16

And Abram was fourscore and six years old,
when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

» Genesis 17

¶ Genesis 17 v1-8

{ heart }   [GE] 17v1

And when Abram was ninety years old and nine,
the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him,

I AM the ALMIGHTY GOD,
walk before ME, and be thou perfect.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v2

And I will make MY covenant
between ME and thee,
and will multiply thee exceedingly.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v3

And Abram fell on his face, and GOD talked with him,
saying,

{ heart }   [GE] 17v4

As for ME, behold, MY covenant is with thee,
and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v5

Neither shall thy name any more be called

 ‘Abram,’ 

But thy name shall be

 ‘Abraham;’ 

For a father of many nations have I made thee.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v6

And I will make thee exceedingly fruitful,
and I will make nations of thee,
and kings shall come out of thee.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v7

And I will establish MY covenant
between ME and thee, and thy seed after thee,
in their generations for an everlasting covenant,
to be a GOD unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v8

And I will give unto thee,
and to thy seed after thee,
the land wherin thou art a stranger,
all the land of Canaan,
for an everlasting possession,
and I will be their GOD.

¶ Genesis 17 v9-14

{ heart }   [GE] 17v9

And GOD said unto Abraham,

Thou shalt keep MY covenant therefore,
thou, and thy seed after thee, in their generations.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v10

This is MY covenant,
which ye shall keep between ME and you,
and thy seed after thee:
every man child among you shall be circumcised.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v11

And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin;
and it shall be a token of the covenant
betwixt ME and you.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v12

And he that is eight days old,
shall be circumcised among you,
every man child in your generations,
he that is born in the house,
or bought with money of any stranger,
which is not of thy seed.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v13

He that is born in thy house,
and he that is bought with thy money,
must needs be circumcised:
and MY covenant shall be in your flesh,
for an everlasting covenant.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v14

And the uncircumcised man child,
whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised,
that soul shall be cut off from his people:
he hath broken MY covenant.

¶ Genesis 17 v15-22

{ heart }   [GE] 17v15

And GOD said unto Abraham,

As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name

 ‘Sarai,’ 

But

 ‘Sarah’ 

Shall her name be.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v16

And I will bless her,
and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her,
and she shall be a mother of nations;
kings of people shall be of her.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v17

Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed,
and said in his heart,

Shall a child be born unto him
that is an hundred years old?
and shall Sarah that is ninety years old, bear?

{ heart }   [GE] 17v18

And Abraham said unto GOD,

O that Ishmael might live before THEE.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v19

And GOD said,

Sarah, thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed,
and thou shalt call his name

 ‘Isaac:’ 

And I will establish MY covenant with him
for an everlasting covenant,
and with his seed after him.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v20

And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee:
behold, I have blessed him,
and will make him fruitful,
and will multiply him exceedingly:
Twelve princes shall he beget,
and I will make him a great nation.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v21

But MY covenant will I establish with Isaac,
which Sarah shall bear unto thee,
at this set time, in the next year.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v22

And HE left off talking with him,
and GOD went up from Abraham.

¶ Genesis 17 v23-27

{ heart }   [GE] 17v23

And Abraham took Ishmael his son,
and all that were born in his house,
and all that were bought with his money,
every male, among the men of Abraham's house,
and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin,
in the selfsame day, as GOD had said unto him.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v24

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

{ heart }   [GE] 17v25

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

{ heart }   [GE] 17v26

In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised,
and Ishmael his son.

{ heart }   [GE] 17v27

And all the men of his house, born in the house,
and bought with money of the stranger,
were circumcised with him.

» Genesis 18

¶ Genesis 18 v1-8

{ heart }   [GE] 18v1

And the LORD appeared unto him,
in the plains of Mamre:
and he sat in the tent door, in the heat of the day.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v2

And he lift up his eyes and looked,
and lo, THREE MEN stood by him:
and when he saw THEM,
he ran to meet THEM from the tent door,
and bowed himself toward the ground,

{ heart }   [GE] 18v3

And said,

My LORD, if now I have found favor in THY sight,
pass not away, I pray THEE, from THY servant:

{ heart }   [GE] 18v4

Let a little water, I pray YOU, be fetched,
and wash YOUR feet,
and rest YOURSELVES under the tree:

{ heart }   [GE] 18v5

And I will fetch a morsel of bread;
and comfort YE YOUR hearts,
after that YE shall pass on:
for therefore are YE come to YOUR servant.


And THEY said;

So do, as thou hast said.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v6

And Abraham hastened into the tent, unto Sarah,
and said,

Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal,
knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v7

And Abraham ran unto the herd,
and fetched a calf, tender and good,
and gave it unto a young man:
and he hasted to dress it.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v8

And he took butter, and milk,
and the calf which he had dressed,
and set it before THEM;
and he stood by THEM under the tree:
and THEY did eat.

¶ Genesis 18 v9-15

{ heart }   [GE] 18v9

And THEY said unto him,

Where is Sarah thy wife?

And he said,

Behold, in the tent.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v10

And HE said,

I will certainly return unto thee
according to the time of life;
and lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son.


And Sarah heard it in the tent door,
which was behind him.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v11

Now Abraham and Sarah were old,
and well stricken in age:
and it ceased to be with Sarah
after the manner of women.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v12

Therefore Sarah laughed within herself,
saying,

After I am waxed old, shall I have pleasure,
my lord being old also?

{ heart }   [GE] 18v13

And the LORD said unto Abraham,

Wherefore did Sarah laugh,
saying,

 ‘Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?’ 

{ heart }   [GE] 18v14

Is any thing too hard for the LORD?
At the time appointed
I will return unto thee, according to the time of life,
and Sarah shall have a son.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v15

Then Sarah denied,
saying,

I laughed not:

For she was afraid.
And HE said,

Nay, but thou diddest laugh.

¶ Genesis 18 v16-21

{ heart }   [GE] 18v16

And the MEN rose up from thence,
and looked toward Sodom:
and Abraham went with THEM,
to bring THEM on the way.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v17

And the LORD said,

Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;

{ heart }   [GE] 18v18

Seeing that Abraham shall surely become
a great and mighty nation,
and all the nations of the earth
shall be blessed in him?

{ heart }   [GE] 18v19

For I know him, that he will command his children,
and his household after him,
and they shall keep the way of the LORD,
to do justice and judgment,
that the LORD may bring upon Abraham,
that which HE hath spoken of him.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v20

And the LORD said,

Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great,
and because their sin is very grievous:

{ heart }   [GE] 18v21

I will go down now,
and see whether they have done altogether
according to the cry of it, which is come unto ME:
and if not, I will know.

¶ Genesis 18 v22-23

{ heart }   [GE] 18v22

And the Men turned Their faces from thence,
and went toward Sodom:
but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v23

And Abraham drew near,
and said,

Wilt THOU also destroy the righteous
with the wicked?

{ heart }   [GE] 18v24

Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city;
wilt THOU also destroy,
and not spare the place for the fifty righteous,
that are therein?

{ heart }   [GE] 18v25

That be far from THEE to do after this manner,
to slay the righteous with the wicked,
and that the righteous should be as the wicked,
that be far from THEE:
Shall not the JUDGE of all the earth do right?

{ heart }   [GE] 18v26

And the LORD said,

If I find in Sodom fifty righteous, within the city,
then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v27

And Abraham answered,
and said,

Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak
unto the LORD,
which am but dust and ashes.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v28

Peradventure there shall lack five
of the fifty righteous:
wilt THOU destroy all the city for lack of five?


And HE said,

If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v29

And he spake unto HIM yet again,
and said,

Peradventure there shall be forty found there.

And HE said,

I will not do it for forty's sake.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v30

And he said unto HIM,

Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak:
Peradventure there shall thirty be found there.


And HE said,

I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v31

And he said,

Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak
unto the LORD:
Peradventure there shall be twenty found there.


And HE said,

I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v32

And he said,

Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak
yet but this once:
Peradventure ten shall be found there.


And HE said,

I will not destroy it for ten's sake.

{ heart }   [GE] 18v33

And the LORD went HIS way,
as soon as HE had left communing with Abraham:
and Abraham returned unto his place.

» Genesis 19

¶ Genesis 19 v1-11

{ heart }   [GE] 19v1

And there came two Angels to Sodom at evening,
and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom:
and Lot seeing Them, rose up to meet Them,
and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

{ heart }   [GE] 19v2

And he said,

Behold now, my Lords, turn in, I pray you,
into Your servant's house, and tarry all night,
and wash Your feet,
and Ye shall rise up early, and go on Your ways.


And They said,

Nay: but We will abide in the street all night.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v3

And he pressed upon Them greatly,
and They turned in unto him,
and entered into his house:
and he made Them a feast,
and did bake unleavened bread, and They did eat.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v4

But before They lay down,
the men of the city, even the men of Sodom,
compassed the house round,
both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

{ heart }   [GE] 19v5

And they called unto

Lot,

And said unto him,

Where are the Men That came in to thee this night?
Bring Them out unto us, that we may know Them.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v6

And Lot went out at the door unto them,
and shut the door after him,

{ heart }   [GE] 19v7

And said,

I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v8

Behold now, I have two daughters,
which have not known man;
let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you,
and do ye to them as is good in your eyes:
only unto these Men do nothing:
for therefore came They
under the shadow of my roof.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v9

And they said,

Stand back.

And they said again,

This one fellow came in to sojourn,
and he will needs be a judge:
now will we deal worse with thee, then with Them.


And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot,
and came near to break the door.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v10

But the Men put forth Their hand,
and pulled Lot into the house to Them,
and shut to the door.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v11

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

¶ Genesis 19 v12-22

{ heart }   [GE] 19v12

And the Men said unto Lot,

Hast thou here any besides?
Son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters,
and whatsoever thou hast in the city,
bring them out of this place.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v13

For We will destroy this place,
because the cry of them is waxen great
before the face of the LORD:
and the LORD hath sent Us to destroy it.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v14

And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law,
which married his daughters,
and said,

Up, get ye out of this place:
for the LORD will destroy this city.


But he seemed as one that mocked,
unto his sons in law.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v15

And when the morning arose,
then the Angels hastened Lot,
saying,

Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters,
which are here,
lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v16

And while he lingered,
the Men laid hold upon his hand,
and upon the hand of his wife,
and upon the hand of his two daughters,
the LORD being merciful unto him:
and They brought him forth,
and set him without the city.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v17

And it came to pass,
when They had brought them forth abroad,
that He said,

Escape for thy life, look not behind thee,
neither stay thou in all the plain:
escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v18

And Lot said unto Them,

Oh not so, my Lord.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v19

Behold now,
thy servant hath found grace in Thy sight,
and Thou hast magnified Thy mercy,
which Thou hast showed unto me, in saving my life,
and I cannot escape to the mountain,
lest some evil overtake me, and I die.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v20

Behold now,
this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one:
Oh let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?)
and my soul shall live.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v21

And He said unto him,

See,
I have accepted thee concerning this thing also,
that I will not overthrow this city,
for which thou hast spoken.

¶ Genesis 19 v23-29

{ heart }   [GE] 19v22

Haste thee, escape thither:
for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither:


Therefore the name of the city was called

Zoar.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v23

The sun was risen upon the earth,
when Lot entered into Zoar.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v24

Then the LORD rained upon Sodom
and upon Gomorrah,
brimstone and fire, from the LORD out of heaven.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v25

And HE overthrew those cities, and all the plain,
and all the inhabitants of the cities,
and that which grew upon the ground.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v26

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

{ heart }   [GE] 19v27

And Abraham gat up early in the morning,
to the place, where he stood before the LORD.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v28

And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah,
and toward all the land of the plain,
and beheld, and lo, the smoke of the country
went up as the smoke of a furnace.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v29

And it came to pass,
when GOD destroyed the cities of the plain,
that GOD remembered Abraham,
and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow,
when HE overthrew the cities in which Lot dwelt.

¶ Genesis 19 v30-38

{ heart }   [GE] 19v30

And Lot went up out of Zoar,
and dwelt in the mountain,
and his two daughters with him:
for he feared to dwell in Zoar,
and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v31

And the firstborn said unto the younger,

Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth
to come in unto us, after the manner of all the earth:

{ heart }   [GE] 19v32

Come, let us make our father drink wine,
and we will lie with him,
that we may preserve seed of our father.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v33

And they made their father drink wine that night:
and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father:
and he perceived not
when she lay down, nor when she arose.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v34

And it came to pass on the morrow,
that the firstborn said unto the younger,

Behold, I lay last night with my father:
let us make him drink wine this night also,
and go thou in, and lie with him,
that we may preserve seed of our father.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v35

And they made their father drink wine that night also:
and the younger arose, and lay with him:
and he perceived not
when she lay down, nor when she arose.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v36

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

{ heart }   [GE] 19v37

And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name

Moab:

The same is the father of the Moabites
unto this day.

{ heart }   [GE] 19v38

And the younger, she also bare a son,
and called his name

Ben-ammi:

The same is the father of the children of Ammon,
unto this day.

» Genesis 20

¶ Genesis 20 v1-7

{ heart }   [GE] 20v1

And Abraham journeyed from thence
toward the south country,
and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur,
and sojourned in Gerar.

{ heart }   [GE] 20v2

And Abraham said of Sarah his wife,

She is my sister:

And Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

{ heart }   [GE] 20v3

But GOD came to Abimelech in a dream by night,
and said to him,

Behold, thou art but a dead man,
for the woman which thou hast taken:
for she is a man's wife.

{ heart }   [GE] 20v4

But Abimelech had not come near her:
and he said,

LORD, wilt THOU slay also a righteous nation?

{ heart }   [GE] 20v5

Said he not unto me,

 ‘She is my sister’? 

And she, even she herself said,

 ‘He is my brother:’ 

In the integrity of my heart
and innocency of my hands have I done this.

{ heart }   [GE] 20v6

And GOD said unto him in a dream,

Yea, I know

 ‘That thou diddest this in the integrity of thy heart:’ 

For I also withheld thee from sinning against ME:
therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

{ heart }   [GE] 20v7

Now therefore restore the man his wife:
for he is a prophet,
and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live:
and if thou restore her not, know thou

 ‘That thou shalt surely die,
thou, and all that are thine’.

{ heart }   [GE] 20v8

Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning,
and called all his

Servants,

And told all these things in their ears:
and the men were sore afraid.

¶ Genesis 20 v8-18

{ heart }   [GE] 20v9

Then Abimelech called

Abraham,

And said unto him,

What hast thou done unto us?
and what have I offended thee,
that thou hast brought on me, and on my kingdom
a great sin?
thou hast done deeds unto me
that ought not to be done.

{ heart }   [GE] 20v10

And Abimelech said unto Abraham,

What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?

{ heart }   [GE] 20v11

And Abraham said,

Because I thought,

 ‘Surely the fear of GOD is not in this place:
and they will slay me for my wife's sake’.

{ heart }   [GE] 20v12

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

{ heart }   [GE] 20v13

And it came to pass
when GOD caused me to wander
from my father's house, that I said unto her,

 ‘This is thy kindness which thou shalt show unto me;
at every place whither we shall come, say of me,

He is my brother’.

{ heart }   [GE] 20v14

And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen,
and menservants, and women servants,
and gave them unto Abraham,
and restored him Sarah his wife.

{ heart }   [GE] 20v15

And Abimelech said,

Behold, my land is before thee:
dwell where it pleaseth thee.

{ heart }   [GE] 20v16

And unto Sarah he said,

Behold, I have given thy brother
a thousand pieces of silver:
behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes,
unto all that are with thee, and with all other:


Thus she was reproved.

{ heart }   [GE] 20v17

So Abraham prayed unto GOD:
and GOD healed Abimelech, and his wife,
and his maidservants, and they bare children.

{ heart }   [GE] 20v18

For the LORD had fast closed up
all the wombs of the house of Abimelech,
because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

» Genesis 21

¶ Genesis 21 v1-7

{ heart }   [GE] 21v1

And the LORD visited Sarah as HE had said,
and the LORD did unto Sarah as HE had spoken.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v2

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

{ heart }   [GE] 21v3

And Abraham called the name of his son
that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him,

Isaac.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v4

And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac
being eight days old, as GOD had commanded him.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v5

And Abraham was an hundred years old,
when his son Isaac was born unto him.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v6

And Sarah said,

GOD hath made me to laugh,
so that all that hear, will laugh with me.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v7

And she said,

Who would have said unto Abraham,

 ‘That Sarah should have nurse children?’ 

For I have born him a son in his old age.

¶ Genesis 21 v8-21

{ heart }   [GE] 21v8

And the child grew, and was weaned:
and Abraham made a great feast,
the same day that Isaac was weaned.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v9

And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian,
whom she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v10

Wherefore she said unto Abraham,

Cast out this bondwoman, and her son:
for the son of this bondwoman
shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v11

And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight,
because of his son.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v12

And GOD said unto Abraham,

Let it not be grievous in thy sight
because of the lad,
and because of thy bondwoman.
In all that Sarah hath said unto thee,
hearken unto her voice:
for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v13

And also, of the son of the bondwoman
will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v14

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

{ heart }   [GE] 21v15

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

{ heart }   [GE] 21v16

And she went, and sat her down over against him,
a good way off, as it were a bow shoot: for she said,

Let me not see the death of the child.

And she sat over against him,
and lift up her voice, and wept.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v17

And GOD heard the voice of the lad,
and the ANGEL of GOD called to Hagar
out of heaven, and said unto her,

What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not:
for GOD hath heard the voice of the lad,
where he is.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v18

Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand:
for I will make him a great nation.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v19

And GOD opened her eyes,
and she saw a well of water; and she went,
and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v20

And GOD was with the lad, and he grew,
and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v21

And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran:
and his mother took him a wife
out of the land of Egypt.

¶ Genesis 21 v22-34

{ heart }   [GE] 21v22

And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech
and Phichol the chief captain of his host
spake unto Abraham, saying,

GOD is with thee in all that thou doest.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v23

Now therefore swear unto me here by GOD,
that thou wilt not deal falsely with me,
nor with my son, nor with my son's son:
but according to the kindness
that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me,
and to the land wherin thou hast sojourned.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v24

And Abraham said,

I will swear.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v25

And Abraham reproved Abimelech,
because of a well of water,
which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v26

And Abimelech said,

I know not who hath done this thing:
neither diddest thou tell me,
neither yet heard I of it, but today.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v27

And Abraham took sheep and oxen,
and gave them unto Abimelech:
and both of them made a covenant.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v28

And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock
by themselves.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v29

And Abimelech said unto Abraham,

What mean these seven ewe lambs
which thou hast set by themselves?

{ heart }   [GE] 21v30

And he said,

For these seven ewe lambs
shalt thou take of my hand,
that they may be a witness unto me,
that I have digged this well.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v31

Wherefore he called that place

Beer-sheba,

Because there they swear both of them.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v32

Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba:
then Abimelech rose up,
and Phichol the chief captain of his host,
and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v33

And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba,
and called there on

The NAME of the LORD, the everlasting GOD.

{ heart }   [GE] 21v34

And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land,
many days.

» Genesis 22

¶ Genesis 22 v1-14

{ heart }   [GE] 22v1

And it came to pass after these things,
that GOD did tempt Abraham,
and said unto him,

Abraham.

And he said,

Behold, here I am.

{ heart }   [GE] 22v2

And HE said,

Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac,
whom thou lovest,
and get thee into the land of Moriah:
and offer him there for a burnt offering
upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

{ heart }   [GE] 22v3

And Abraham rose up early in the morning,
and saddled his ass,
and took two of his young men with him,
and Isaac his son,
and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up,
and went unto the place of which GOD had told him.

{ heart }   [GE] 22v4

Then on the third day Abraham lift up his eyes,
and saw the place afar off.

{ heart }   [GE] 22v5

And Abraham said unto his young men,

Abide you here with the ass,
and I and the lad will go yonder and worship,
and come again to you.

{ heart }   [GE] 22v6

And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering,
and laid it upon Isaac his son:
and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife:
and they went both of them together.

{ heart }   [GE] 22v7

And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father,
and said,

My father:

And he said,

Here am I, my son.

And he said,

Behold the fire and the wood:
but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

{ heart }   [GE] 22v8

And Abraham said,

My son, GOD will provide HIMSELF a lamb
for a burnt offering:


So they went both of them together.

{ heart }   [GE] 22v9

And they came to the place
which GOD had told him of,
and Abraham built an altar there,
and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son,
and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

{ heart }   [GE] 22v10

And Abraham stretched forth his hand,
and took the knife to slay his son.

{ heart }   [GE] 22v11

And the ANGEL of the LORD called unto him
out of heaven, and said,

Abraham, Abraham.

And he said,

Here am I.

{ heart }   [GE] 22v12

And HE said,

Lay not thine hand upon the lad,
neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know

 ‘That thou fearest GOD,’ 

Seeing thou hast not withheld thy son,
thine only son from ME.

{ heart }   [GE] 22v13

And Abraham lifted up his eyes,
and looked, and behold,
behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns:
And Abraham went and took the ram,
and offered him up for a burnt offering
in the stead of his son.

{ heart }   [GE] 22v14

And Abraham called the name of that place

JEHOVAH-jireh,

As it is said to this day,

In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

¶ Genesis 22 v15-19

{ heart }   [GE] 22v15

And the ANGEL of the LORD called unto

Abraham

Out of heaven the second time,

{ heart }   [GE] 22v16

And said,

By MYSELF have I sworn, saith the LORD,
for because thou hast done this thing,
and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son,

{ heart }   [GE] 22v17

That in blessing I will bless thee,
and in multiplying,
I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven,
and as the sand which is upon the sea shore,
and thy seed
shall possess the gate of his enemies.

{ heart }   [GE] 22v18

And in thy seed
shall all the nations of the earth be blessed,
because thou hast obeyed MY voice.

{ heart }   [GE] 22v19

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

¶ Genesis 22 v20-24

{ heart }   [GE] 22v20

And it came to pass after these things,
that it was told Abraham, saying,

Behold Milcah, she hath also born children
unto thy brother Nahor,

{ heart }   [GE] 22v21

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

{ heart }   [GE] 22v22

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

{ heart }   [GE] 22v23

And Bethuel begat Rebekah:
these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor,
Abraham's brother.

{ heart }   [GE] 22v24

And his concubine, whose name was

Reumah,

She bare also
Tebah, and Gaham, and Tahash, and Maacah.

» Genesis 23

¶ Genesis 23 v1-9

{ heart }   [GE] 23v1

And Sarah was an hundred and seven
and twenty years old:
these were the years of the life of Sarah.

{ heart }   [GE] 23v2

And Sarah died in Kiriath-arba;
the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan:
and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah,
and to weep for her.

{ heart }   [GE] 23v3

And Abraham stood up from before his dead,
and spake unto the sons of Heth,
saying,

{ heart }   [GE] 23v4

I am a stranger and a sojourner with you:
give me a possession of a burying place with you,
that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

{ heart }   [GE] 23v5

And the children of Heth answered Abraham,
saying unto him,

{ heart }   [GE] 23v6

Hear us, my lord, thou art a mighty prince among us:
in the choice of our sepulchers bury thy dead:
none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulcher,
but that thou mayest bury thy dead.

{ heart }   [GE] 23v7

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

{ heart }   [GE] 23v8

And he communed with them,
saying,

If it be your mind
that I should bury my dead out of my sight,
hear me,
and entreat for me to Ephron, the son of Zohar:

{ heart }   [GE] 23v9

That he may give me the cave of Machpelah,
which he hath, which is in the end of his field:
for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me,
for a possession of a burying place amongst you.

¶ Genesis 23 v10-20

{ heart }   [GE] 23v10

And Ephron dwelt amongst the children of Heth.
And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham
in the audience of the children of Heth,
even of all that went in at the gate of his city,
saying,

{ heart }   [GE] 23v11

Nay, my lord, hear me:
the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein,
I give it thee, in the presence of the sons of my people
give I it thee: bury thy dead.

{ heart }   [GE] 23v12

And Abraham bowed down himself
before the people of the land.

{ heart }   [GE] 23v13

And he spake unto Ephron
in the audience of the people of the land,
saying,

But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me:
I will give thee money for the field:
take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.

{ heart }   [GE] 23v14

And Ephron answered Abraham,
saying unto him,

{ heart }   [GE] 23v15

My lord, hearken unto me:
the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver:
what is that betwixt me and thee?
bury therefore thy dead.

{ heart }   [GE] 23v16

And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron,
and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver,
which he had named
in the hearing of the sons of Heth,
four hundred shekels of silver,
current money with the merchant.

{ heart }   [GE] 23v17

And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah,
which was before Mamre,
the field, and the cave which was therein,
and all the trees that were in the field,
that were in all the borders round about,
were made sure.

{ heart }   [GE] 23v18

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

{ heart }   [GE] 23v19

And after this Abraham buried Sarah his wife
in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre:
the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.

{ heart }   [GE] 23v20

And the field, and the cave that is therein,
were made sure unto Abraham,
for a possession of a burying place,
by the sons of Heth.

» Genesis 24

¶ Genesis 24 v1-9

{ heart }   [GE] 24v1

And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age:
and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v2

And Abraham said
unto his eldest servant of his house,
that ruled over all that he had,

Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:

{ heart }   [GE] 24v3

And I will make thee swear by the LORD
the GOD of heaven, and the GOD of the earth,
that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son
of the daughters of the Canaanites,
amongst whom I dwell.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v4

But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred,
and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v5

And the servant said unto him,

Peradventure the woman will not be willing
to follow me unto this land:
must I needs bring thy son again,
unto the land from whence thou camest?

{ heart }   [GE] 24v6

And Abraham said unto him,

Beware thou,
that thou bring not my son thither again.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v7

The LORD GOD of heaven
WHICH took me from my father's house,
and from the land of my kindred,
and WHICH spake unto me,
and THAT swore unto me, saying,


Unto thy seed will I give this land,

HE shall send HIS Angel before thee,
and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v8

And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee,
then thou shalt be clear from this my oath:
only bring not my son thither again.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v9

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

¶ Genesis 24 v10-14

{ heart }   [GE] 24v10

And the servant took ten camels,
of the camels of his master, and departed,
(for all the goods of his master were in his hand)
and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia,
unto the city of Nahor.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v11

And he made his camels to kneel down
without the city, by a well of water
at the time of the evening,
even the time that women go out to draw water.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v12

And he said,

O LORD GOD of my master Abraham,
I pray THEE, send me good speed this day,
and show kindness unto my master Abraham.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v13

Behold, I stand here by the well of water;
and the daughters of the men of the city
come out to draw water:

{ heart }   [GE] 24v14

And let it come to pass,
that the damsel to whom I shall say,

 ‘Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink,’ 

And she shall say,

 ‘Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also:’ 

Let the same be she that THOU hast appointed
for THY servant Isaac: and thereby shall I know

 ‘That THOU hast showed kindness unto my master’.

¶ Genesis 24 v15-20

{ heart }   [GE] 24v15

And it came to pass before he had done speaking,
that behold, Rebekah came out,
who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah,
the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother,
with her pitcher upon her shoulder.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v16

And the damsel was very fair to look upon,
a virgin, neither had any man known her;
and she went down to the well,
and filled her pitcher, and came up.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v17

And the servant ran to meet her,
and said,

Let me (I pray thee) drink a little water of thy pitcher.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v18

And she said,

Drink, my lord:

And she hasted,
and let down her pitcher upon her hand,
and gave him drink.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v19

And when she had done giving him drink,
she said,

I will draw water for thy camels also,
until they have done drinking.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v20

And she hastened,
and emptied her pitcher into the trough,
and ran again unto the well to draw water,
and drew for all his camels.

¶ Genesis 24 v21-28

{ heart }   [GE] 24v21

And the man wondering at her, held his peace,
to wit,
whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous,
or not.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v22

And it came to pass as the camels had done drinking,
that the man took a golden earring,
of half a shekel weight,
and two bracelets for her hands
of ten shekels weight of gold,

{ heart }   [GE] 24v23

And said,

Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee:

 ‘Is there room in thy father's house
for us to lodge in?’ 

{ heart }   [GE] 24v24

And she said unto him,

I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Milcah,
whom she bare unto Nahor.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v25

She said moreover unto him,

We have both straw and provender enough,
and room to lodge in.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v26

And the man bowed down his head,
and worshipped the LORD.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v27

And he said,

Blessed be the LORD GOD of my master Abraham,
WHO hath not left destitute my master
of HIS mercy, and HIS truth:
I being in the way, the LORD led me
to the house of my master's brethren.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v28

And the damsel ran,
and told them of her mother's house, these things.

¶ Genesis 24 v29-33

{ heart }   [GE] 24v29

And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was

Laban:

And Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v30

And it came to pass when he saw the earring,
and bracelets upon his sister's hands,
and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister,
saying,

Thus spake the man unto me,

That he came unto the man;
and behold, he stood by the camels, at the well.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v31

And he said,

Come in, thou blessed of the LORD,
wherefore standest thou without?
for I have prepared the house,
and room for the camels.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v32

And the man came into the house:
and he ungirded his camels,
and gave straw and provender for the camels,
and water to wash his feet,
and the men's feet that were with him.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v33

And there was set meat before him to eat:
but he said,

I will not eat, until I have told mine errand.

And he said,

Speak on.

¶ Genesis 24 v34-49

{ heart }   [GE] 24v34

And he said,

I am Abraham's servant.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v35

And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly:
and he is become great: and HE hath given him
flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold,
and menservants, and maidservants,
and camels, and asses.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v36

And Sarah my master's wife
bare a son to my master when she was old:
and unto him hath he given all that he hath.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v37

And my master made me swear,
saying,

 ‘Thou shalt not take a wife to my son,
of the daughters of the Canaanites,
in whose land I dwell’:

{ heart }   [GE] 24v38

But thou shalt go unto my father's house,
and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v39

And I said unto my master,

 ‘Peraduenture the woman will not follow me’.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v40

And he said unto me,

 ‘The LORD, before WHOM I walk,
will send HIS Angel with thee, and prosper thy way:
and thou shalt take a wife for my son
of my kindred, and of my father's house’.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v41

Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath,
when thou comest to my kindred,
and if they give not thee one,
thou shalt be clear from my oath.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v42

And I came this day unto the well,
and said,

 ‘O LORD GOD of my master Abraham,
if now THOU do prosper my way, which I go’:

{ heart }   [GE] 24v43

Behold, I stand by the well of water;
and it shall come to pass,
that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water,
and I say to her,

 ‘Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher
to drink’;

{ heart }   [GE] 24v44

And she say to me,

 ‘Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels:’ 

Let the same be the woman
who the LORD hath appointed out
for my master's son’.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v45

And before I had done speaking in mine heart,
behold, Rebekah came forth
with her pitcher on her shoulder;
and she went down unto the well, and drew water:
and I said unto her,

 ‘Let me drink, I pray thee’.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v46

And she made haste,
and let down her pitcher from her shoulder,
and said,

 ‘Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also:’ 

So I drank, and she made the camels drink also.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v47

And I asked her, and said,

 ‘Whose daughter art thou?’ 

And she said,

 ‘The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son,
whom Milcah bare unto him:’ 

And I put the earring upon her face,
and the bracelets upon her hands.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v48

And I bowed down my head,
and worshipped the LORD,
and blessed the LORD GOD of my master Abraham,
WHICH had led me in the right way
to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v49

And now, if ye will deal kindly and truly
with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me,
that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.

¶ Genesis 24 v50-61

{ heart }   [GE] 24v50

Then Laban and Bethuel answered
and said,

The thing proceedeth from the LORD:
we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v51

Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go,
and let her be thy master's son's wife,
as the LORD hath spoken.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v52

And it came to pass,
that when Abraham's servant heard their words,
he worshipped the LORD,
bowing himself to the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v53

And the servant brought forth
jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment,
and gave them to Rebekah:
he gave also to her brother, and to her mother
precious things.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v54

And they did eat and drink,
he and the men that were with him,
and tarried all night, and they rose up in the morning,
and he said,

Send me away unto my master.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v55

And her brother and her mother said,

Let the damsel abide with us a few days,
at the least ten; after that, she shall go.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v56

And he said unto them,

Hinder me not,
seeing the LORD hath prospered my way:
send me away, that I may go to my master.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v57

And they said,

We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v58

And they called

Rebekah,

And said unto her,

Wilt thou go with this man?

And she said,

I will go.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v59

And they sent away Rebekah their sister,
and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v60

And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her,

Thou art our sister,
be thou the mother of thousands of millions,
and let thy seed
possess the gate of those which hate them.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v61

And Rebekah arose, and her damsels,
and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man:
and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

¶ Genesis 24 v62-67

{ heart }   [GE] 24v62

And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi,
for he dwelt in the south country.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v63

And Isaac went out, to meditate in the field,
at the eventide: and he lift up his eyes, and saw,
and behold, the camels were coming.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v64

And Rebekah lift up her eyes,
and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v65

For she had said unto the servant,

What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us?

And the servant had said,

It is my master:

Therefore she took a veil and covered herself.

{ heart }   [GE] 24v66

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

{ heart }   [GE] 24v67

And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent,
and took Rebekah, and she became his wife;
and he loved her:
and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

» Genesis 25

¶ Genesis 24 v1-6

{ heart }   [GE] 25v1

Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was

Keturah.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v2

And she bare him
Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan,
and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v3

And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan.
And the sons of Dedan were
Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v4

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

{ heart }   [GE] 25v5

And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v6

But unto the sons of the concubines,
which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts,
and sent them away from Isaac his son
(while he yet lived) eastward, unto the east country.

¶ Genesis 25 v7-11

{ heart }   [GE] 25v7

And these are the days of the years
of Abraham's life which he lived;
an hundred, threescore and fifteen years.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v8

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.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v9

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

{ heart }   [GE] 25v10

The field which Abraham purchased
of the sons of Heth:
there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v11

And it came to pass after the death of Abraham,
that GOD blessed his son Isaac,
and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi.

¶ Genesis 25 v12-18

{ heart }   [GE] 25v12

Now these are the generations of Ishmael
Abraham's son,
whom Hagar the Egyptian Sarah's handmaid,
bare unto Abraham:

{ heart }   [GE] 25v13

And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael,
by their names, according to their generations;
The firstborn of Ishmael,
Nebajoth, and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

{ heart }   [GE] 25v14

And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

{ heart }   [GE] 25v15

Hadad, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v16

These are the sons of Ishmael,
and these are their names,
by their towns and by their castles;
twelve princes according to their nations.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v17

And these are the years of the life of Ishmael;
an hundred and thirty and seven years:
and he gave up the ghost and died;
and was gathered unto his people.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v18

And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur,
that is before Egypt, as thou goest towards Assyria:
and he died in the presence of all his brethren.

¶ Genesis 25 v19-28

{ heart }   [GE] 25v19

And these are the generations of Isaac,
Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v20

And Isaac was forty years old,
when he took Rebekah to wife,
the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Paddan-aram,
the sister to Laban the Syrian.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v21

And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife,
because she was barren:
and the LORD was entreated of him,
and Rebekah his wife conceived.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v22

And the children struggled together within her;
and she said,

If it be so, why am I thus?

And she went to enquire of the LORD.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v23

And the LORD said unto her,

Two nations are in thy womb,
and two manner of people shall be separated
from thy bowels:
and the one people shall be stronger
than the other people:
and the elder shall serve the younger.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v24

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

{ heart }   [GE] 25v25

And the first came out red,
all over like an hairy garment:
and they called his name

Esau.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v26

And after that came his brother out,
and his hand took hold on Esau's heel;
and his name was called

Jacob:

And Isaac was threescore years old,
when she bare them.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v27

And the boys grew:
and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field:
and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v28

And Isaac loved Esau,
because he did eat of his venison:
but Rebekah loved Jacob.

¶ Genesis 25 v29-34

{ heart }   [GE] 25v29

And Jacob sod pottage:
and Esau came from the field, and he was faint.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v30

And Esau said to Jacob,

Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage:
for I am faint;


Therefore was his name called

Edom.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v31

And Jacob said,

Sell me this day thy birthright.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v32

And Esau said,

Behold, I am at the point to die:
and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

{ heart }   [GE] 25v33

And Jacob said,

Swear to me this day:

And he swore unto him:
and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

{ heart }   [GE] 25v34

Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles;
and he did eat and drink,
and rose up, and went his way:
thus Esau despised his birthright.

» Genesis 26

¶ Genesis 26 v1-6

{ heart }   [GE] 26v1

And there was a famine in the land,
beside the first famine
that was in the days of Abraham.
And Isaac went unto Abimelech
king of the Philistines, unto Gerar.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v2

And the LORD appeared unto him,
and said,

Go not down into Egypt;
dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v3

Sojourn in this land,
and I will be with thee, and will bless thee:
for unto thee, and unto thy seed
I will give all these countries,
and I will perform the oath,
which I swore unto Abraham thy father.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v4

And I will make thy seed
to multiply as the stars of heaven,
and will give unto thy seed all these countries:
and in thy seed
shall all the nations of the earth be blessed:

{ heart }   [GE] 26v5

Because that Abraham obeyed MY voice,
and kept MY charge, MY commandments,
MY statutes, and MY laws.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v6

And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:

¶ Genesis 26 v7-11

{ heart }   [GE] 26v7

And the men of the place asked him of his wife:
and he said,

She is my sister:

For he feared to say,

She is my wife; lest,

Said he,

The men of the place should kill me for Rebekah,
because she was fair to look upon.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v8

And it came to pass
when he had been there a long time,
that Abimelech king of the Philistines
looked out at a window, and saw,
and behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v9

And Abimelech called

Isaac

And said,

Behold, of a surety she is thy wife:
and how saidst thou,

 ‘She is my sister’?


And Isaac said unto him,

Because I said,

 ‘Lest I die for her’.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v10

And Abimelech said,

What is this thou hast done unto us?
one of the people might lightly have lain with thy wife,
and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v11

And Abimelech charged all his people,
saying,

He that toucheth this man or his wife,
shall surely be put to death.

¶ Genesis 26 v12-17

{ heart }   [GE] 26v12

Then Isaac sowed in that land,
and received in the same year an hundredfold:
and the LORD blessed him.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v13

And the man became great, and went forward,
and grew until he became very great.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v14

For he had possession of flocks,
and possession of herds, and great store of servants,
and the Philistines envied him.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v15

For all the wells which his father's servants
had digged in the days of Abraham his father,
the Philistines had stopped them,
and filled them with earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v16

And Abimelech said unto Isaac,

Go from us: for thou art much mightier than we.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v17

And Isaac departed thence,
and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar,
and dwelt there.

¶ Genesis 26 v18-22

{ heart }   [GE] 26v18

And Isaac digged again the wells of water,
which they had digged
in the days of Abraham his father:
for the Philistines had stopped them
after the death of Abraham, and he called their names
after the names by which his father had called them.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v19

And Isaac's servants digged in the valley,
and found there a well of springing water.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v20

And the herdsmen of Gerar
did strive with Isaac's herdsmen,
saying,

The water is ours;

And he called the name of the well

Esek,

Because they strove with him.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v21

And they digged another well, and strove for that also:
and he called the name of it

Sitnah.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v22

And he removed from thence,
and digged another well, and for that they strove not:
and he called the name of it

Rehoboth:

And he said,

For now the LORD hath made room for us,
and we shall be fruitful in the land.

¶ Genesis 26 v23-25

{ heart }   [GE] 26v23

And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v24

And the LORD appeared unto him the same night,
and said,

I AM the GOD of Abraham thy father:
fear not, for I AM with thee,
and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed
for MY servant Abraham's sake.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v25

And he builded an altar there, and called upon

The NAME of the LORD,

And pitched his tent there:
and there Isaac's servants digged a well.

¶ Genesis 26 v26-33

{ heart }   [GE] 26v26

Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar,
and Ahuzzath one of his friends,
and Phichol the chief captain of his army.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v27

And Isaac said unto them,

Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me,
and have sent me away from you?

{ heart }   [GE] 26v28

And they said,

We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee:
and we said,

 ‘Let there be now an oath betwixt us,
even betwixt us and thee,
and let us make a covenant with thee’,

{ heart }   [GE] 26v29

That thou wilt do us no hurt,
as we have not touched thee,
and as we have done unto thee nothing but good,
and have sent thee away in peace:
thou art now the blessed of the LORD.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v30

And he made them a feast,
and they did eat and drink.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v31

And they rose up betimes in the morning,
and swore one to another: and Isaac sent them away,
and they departed from him in peace.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v32

And it came to pass the same day,
that Isaac's servants came, and told him
concerning the well which they had digged,
and said unto him,

We have found water.

{ heart }   [GE] 26v33

And he called it

Shebah:

Therefore the name of the city is

Beer-sheba

Unto this day.

¶ Genesis 26 v34-35

{ heart }   [GE] 26v34

And Esau was forty years old,
when he took to wife Judith,
the daughter of Beeri the Hittite,
and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:

{ heart }   [GE] 26v35

Who were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

» Genesis 27

¶ Genesis 27 v1-4

{ heart }   [GE] 27v1

And it came to pass that when Isaac was old,
and his eyes were dim,
so that he could not see, he called

Esau

His eldest son, and said unto him,

My son.

And he said unto him,

Behold, here am I.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v2

And he said,

Behold now, I am old,
I know not the day of my death.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v3

Now therefore take, I pray thee,
thy weapons, thy quiver, and thy bow,
and go out to the field, and take me some venison.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v4

And make me savory meat, such as I love,
and bring it to me, that I may eat,
that my soul may bless thee before I die.

¶ Genesis 27 v5-17

{ heart }   [GE] 27v5

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

{ heart }   [GE] 27v6

And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son,
saying,

Behold, I heard thy father speak
unto Esau thy brother, saying,

{ heart }   [GE] 27v7

Bring me venison, and make me savory meat,
that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD,
before my death.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v8

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

{ heart }   [GE] 27v9

Go now to the flock,
and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats,
and I will make them savory meat for thy father,
such as he loveth.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v10

And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat,
and that he may bless thee, before his death.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v11

And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother,

Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man,
and I am a smooth man.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v12

My father peradventure will feel me,
and I shall seem to him as a deceiver,
and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v13

And his mother said unto him,

Upon me be thy curse, my son:
only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v14

And he went, and fetched,
and brought them to his mother,
and his mother made savory meat,
such as his father loved.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v15

And Rebekah took goodly raiment
of her eldest son Esau,
which were with her in the house,
and put them upon Jacob her younger son:

{ heart }   [GE] 27v16

And she put the skins of the kids of the goats
upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v17

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

¶ Genesis 27 v18-29

{ heart }   [GE] 27v18

And he came unto his father,
and said,

My father:

And he said,

Here am I: who art thou, my son?

{ heart }   [GE] 27v19

And Jacob said unto his father,

I am Esau thy firstborn;
I have done according as thou badest me:
arise, I pray thee, sit ,and eat of my venison,
that thy soul may bless me.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v20

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.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v21

And Isaac said unto Jacob,

Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son,
whether thou be my very son Esau, or not.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v22

And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father:
and he felt him, and said,

The voice is Jacob's voice,
but the hands are the hands of Esau.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v23

And he discerned him not,
because his hands were hairy,
as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v24

And he said,

Art thou my very son Esau?

And he said,

I am.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v25

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.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v26

And his father Isaac said unto him,

Come near now, and kiss me, my son.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v27

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 blessed.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v28

Therefore GOD give thee of the dew of heaven,
and the fatness of the earth,
and plenty of corn and wine.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v29

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 blessed be he that blesseth thee.

¶ Genesis 27 v30-40

{ heart }   [GE] 27v30

And it came to pass,
as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob,
and Jacob was yet scarce gone out
from the presence of Isaac his father,
that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v31

And he also had made savory meat,
and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father,

Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison,
that thy soul may bless me.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v32

And Isaac his father said unto him,

Who art thou?

And he said,

I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v33

And Isaac trembled very exceedingly,
and said,

Who? Where is he that hath taken venison,
and brought it me,
and I have eaten of all before thou camest,
and have blessed him? yea and he shall be blessed.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v34

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.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v35

And he said,

Thy brother came with subtlety,
and hath taken away thy blessing.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v36

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?

{ heart }   [GE] 27v37

And Isaac answered and said unto Esau,

Behold, I have made him thy lord,
and all his brethren have I given to him for servants:
and with corn and wine have I sustained him:
and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?

{ heart }   [GE] 27v38

And Esau said unto his father,

Hast thou but one blessing, my father?
bless me, even me also, O my father.


And Esau lift up his voice, and wept.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v39

And Isaac his father answered,
and said unto him,

Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth,
and of the dew of heaven from above.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v40

And by thy sword shalt thou live,
and shalt serve thy brother: and it shall come to pass
when thou shalt have the dominion,
that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

¶ Genesis 27 v41-45

{ heart }   [GE] 27v41

And Esau hated Jacob, because of the blessing,
wherewith his father blessed him:
and Esau said in his heart,

The days of mourning for my father are at hand;
then will I slay my brother Jacob.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v42

And these words of Esau her elder son
were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called

Jacob

Her younger son, and said unto him,

Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee,
doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v43

Now therefore my son, obey my voice: and arise,
flee thou to Laban my brother, to Haran.

{ heart }   [GE] 27v44

And tarry with him a few days,
until thy brother's fury turn away;

{ heart }   [GE] 27v45

Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee,
and he forget that, which thou hast done to him:
then I will send, and fetch thee from thence:
why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?

¶ Genesis 27 v46

{ heart }   [GE] 27v46

And Rebekah said to Isaac,

I am weary of my life
because of the daughters of Heth:
If Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth,
such as these which are of the daughters of the land,
what good shall my life do me?

» Genesis 28

¶ Genesis 28 v1-5

{ heart }   [GE] 28v1

And Isaac called

Jacob,

And blessed him, and charged him,
and said unto him,

Thou shalt not take a wife,
of the daughters of Canaan.

{ heart }   [GE] 28v2

Arise, go to Paddan-aram,
to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father,
and take thee a wife from thence,
of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.

{ heart }   [GE] 28v3

And GOD ALMIGHTY bless thee,
and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee,
that thou mayest be a multitude of people:

{ heart }   [GE] 28v4

And give thee the blessing of Abraham,
to thee, and to thy seed with thee,
that thou mayest inherit the land
wherin thou art a stranger,
which GOD gave unto Abraham.

{ heart }   [GE] 28v5

And Isaac sent away Jacob,
and he went to Paddan-aram unto Laban,
son of Bethuel the Syrian,
the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

¶ Genesis 28 v6-9

{ heart }   [GE] 28v6

When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob,
and sent him away to Paddan-aram,
to take him a wife from thence;
and that as he blessed him, he gave him a charge,
saying,

Thou shalt not take a wife
of the daughters of Canaan;

{ heart }   [GE] 28v7

And that Jacob obeyed his father, and his mother,
and was gone to Paddan-aram;

{ heart }   [GE] 28v8

And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan
pleased not Isaac his father.

{ heart }   [GE] 28v9

Then went Esau unto Ishmael,
and took unto the wives which he had,
Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son,
the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.

¶ Genesis 28 v10-19

{ heart }   [GE] 28v10

And Jacob went out from Beersheba,
and went toward Haran.

{ heart }   [GE] 28v11

And he lighted upon a certain place,
and tarried there all night, because the sun was set:
and he took of the stones of that place,
and put them for his pillows,
and lay down in that place to sleep.

{ heart }   [GE] 28v12

And he dreamed,
and behold, a ladder set up on the earth,
and the top of it reached to heaven:
and behold the Angels of GOD
ascending and descending on it.

{ heart }   [GE] 28v13

And behold, the LORD stood above it,
and said,

I AM the LORD GOD of Abraham thy father,
and the GOD of Isaac:
the land whereon thou liest,
to thee will I give it, and to thy seed.

{ heart }   [GE] 28v14

And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth,
and thou shalt spread abroad
to the west, and to the east,
and to the north, and to the south:
and in thee, and in thy seed,
shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

{ heart }   [GE] 28v15

And behold, I AM with thee,
and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest,
and will bring thee again into this land:
for I will not leave thee, until I have done
that which I have spoken to thee of.

{ heart }   [GE] 28v16

And Jacob awaked out of his sleep,
and he said,

Surely the LORD is in this place, and I knew it not.

{ heart }   [GE] 28v17

And he was afraid, and said,

How dreadful is this place?
this is none other, but the house of GOD,
and this is the gate of heaven.

{ heart }   [GE] 28v18

And Jacob rose up early in the morning,
and took the stone that he had put for his pillows,
and set it up for a pillar,
and poured oil upon the top of it.

{ heart }   [GE] 28v19

And he called the name of that place

Bethel:

But the name of that city was called

Luz,

At the first.

¶ Genesis 28 v20-22

{ heart }   [GE] 28v20

And 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 raiment to put on,

{ heart }   [GE] 28v21

So that I come again to my father's house in peace:
then shall the LORD be my GOD.

{ heart }   [GE] 28v22

And this stone, which I have set for a pillar,
shall be GOD'S house:
and of all that THOU shalt give me,
I will surely give the tenth unto THEE.

» Genesis 29

¶ Genesis 29 v1-8

{ heart }   [GE] 29v1

Then Jacob went on his journey,
and came into the land of the people of the east.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v2

And he looked, and behold a well in the field,
and lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it;
for out of that well they watered the flocks:
and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v3

And thither were all the flocks gathered:
and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth,
and watered the sheep,
and put the stone again upon the well's mouth
in his place.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v4

And Jacob said unto them,

My brethren, whence be ye?

And they said,

Of Haran are we.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v5

And he said unto them,

Know ye Laban the son of Nahor?

And they said,

We know him.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v6

And he said unto them,

Is he well?

And they said,

He is well: and behold, Rachel his daughter
cometh with the sheep.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v7

And he said,

Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time
that the cattle should be gathered together:
water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v8

And they said,

We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together,
and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth:
then we water the sheep.

¶ Genesis 29 v9-24

{ heart }   [GE] 29v9

And while he yet spake with them,
Rachel came with her father's sheep:
for she kept them.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v10

And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel
the daughter of Laban his mother's brother,
and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother,
that Jacob went near,
and rolled the stone from the well's mouth,
and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v11

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

{ heart }   [GE] 29v12

And Jacob told Rachel

That he was her father's brother,
and that he was Rebekah's son:


And she ran and told her father.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v13

And it came to pass, when Laban heard
the tidings of Jacob his sister's son,
that he ran to meet him,
and embraced him, and kissed him,
and brought him to his house:
and he told Laban all these things.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v14

And Laban said to him,

Surely thou art my bone and my flesh.

And he abode with him the space of a month.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v15

And Laban said unto Jacob,

Because thou art my brother,
shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought?
tell me,

 ‘What shall thy wages be?’ 

{ heart }   [GE] 29v16

And Laban had two daughters:
the name of the elder was

Leah,

And the name of the younger was

Rachel.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v17

Leah was tender eyed:
but Rachel was beautiful and well favored.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v18

And Jacob loved Rachel,
and said,

I will serve thee seven years
for Rachel thy younger daughter.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v19

And Laban said,

It is better that I give her to thee,
than that I should give her to another man:
abide with me.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v20

And Jacob served seven years for Rachel:
and they seem unto him but a few days,
for the love he had to her.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v21

And Jacob said unto Laban,

Give me my wife (for my days are fulfilled)
that I may go in unto her.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v22

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

{ heart }   [GE] 29v23

And it came to pass in the evening,
that he took Leah his daughter,
and brought her to him, and he went in unto her.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v24

And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah,
Zilpah his maid, for an handmaid.

¶ Genesis 29 v25-30

{ heart }   [GE] 29v25

And it came to pass, that in the morning,
behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban,

What is this thou hast done unto me?
did not I serve with thee for Rachel?
wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

{ heart }   [GE] 29v26

And Laban said,

It must not be so done in our country,
to give the younger before the firstborn.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v27

Fulfill her week, and we will give thee this also,
for the service which thou shalt serve with me,
yet seven other years.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v28

And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:
and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v29

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

{ heart }   [GE] 29v30

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

¶ Genesis 29 v31-35

{ heart }   [GE] 29v31

And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated,
HE opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v32

And Leah conceived and bare a son,
and she called his name

Reuben:

For she said,

Surely, the LORD hath looked upon my affliction;
now therefore my husband will love me.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v33

And she conceived again, and bare a son,
and said,

Because the LORD hath heard that I was hated,
HE hath therefore given me this son also,


And she called his name

Simeon.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v34

And she conceived again, and bare a son;
and said,

Now this time will my husband be joined unto me,
because I have born him three sons:


Therefore was his name called

Levi.

{ heart }   [GE] 29v35

And she conceived again, and bare a son:
and she said,

Now will I praise the LORD:

Therefore she called his name

Judah,

And left bearing.

» Genesis 30

¶ Genesis 30 v1-8

{ heart }   [GE] 30v1

And when Rachel saw
that she bare Jacob no children,
Rachel envied her sister, and said unto Jacob,

Give me children, or else I die.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v2

And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel,
and he said,

Am I in GOD'S stead,
WHO hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

{ heart }   [GE] 30v3

And she said,

Behold my maid Bilhah: go in unto her,
and she shall bear upon my knees,
that I may also have children by her.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v4

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

{ heart }   [GE] 30v5

And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v6

And Rachel said,

GOD hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice,
and hath given me a son:


Therefore called she his name

Dan.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v7

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

{ heart }   [GE] 30v8

And Rachel said,

With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister,
and I have prevailed:


And she called his name

Naphtali.

¶ Genesis 30 v9-13

{ heart }   [GE] 30v9

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

{ heart }   [GE] 30v10

And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v11

And Leah said,

A troop cometh.

And she called his name

Gad.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v12

And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v13

And Leah said,

Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed:

And she called his name

Asher.

¶ Genesis 30 v14-21

{ heart }   [GE] 30v14

And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest,
and found mandrakes in the field,
and brought them unto his mother Leah.
Then Rachel said to Leah,

Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v15

And she said unto her,

Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband?
and wouldest thou
take away my son's mandrakes also?


And Rachel said,

Therefore he shall lie with thee tonight,
for thy son's mandrakes.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v16

And Jacob came out of the field in the evening,
and Leah went out to meet him,
and said,

Thou must come in unto me:
for surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes.


And he lay with her that night.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v17

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

{ heart }   [GE] 30v18

And Leah said,

GOD hath given me my hire,
because I have given my maiden to my husband:


And she called his name

Issachar.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v19

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

{ heart }   [GE] 30v20

And Leah said,

GOD hath endued me with a good dowry:
Now will my husband dwell with me,
because I have born him six sons:


And she called his name

Zebulun.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v21

And afterwards she bare a daughter,
and called her name

Dinah.

¶ Genesis 30 v22-24

{ heart }   [GE] 30v22

And GOD remembered Rachel,
and GOD hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v23

And she conceived, and bare a son,
and said;

GOD hath taken away my reproach:

{ heart }   [GE] 30v24

And she called his name

Joseph,

And said,

The LORD shall add to me another son.

¶ Genesis 30 v25-36

{ heart }   [GE] 30v25

And it came to pass when Rachel had born Joseph,
that Jacob said unto Laban,

Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place,
and to my country.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v26

Give me my wives and my children,
for whom I have served thee, and let me go:
for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v27

And Laban said unto him,

I pray thee, if I have found favor in thine eyes, tarry:
for I have learned by experience
that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v28

And he said,

Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v29

And he said unto him,

Thou knowest how I have served thee,
and how thy cattle was with me.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v30

For it was little which thou hadst before I came;
and it is now increased unto a multitude;
and the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming:
and now
when shall I provide for mine own house also?

{ heart }   [GE] 30v31

And he said,

What shall I give thee?

And Jacob said,

Thou shalt not give me any thing;
if thou wilt do this thing for me,
I will again feed and keep thy flock.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v32

I will pass through all thy flock today,
removing from thence
all the speckled and spotted cattle:
and all the brown cattle among the sheep,
and the spotted and speckled among the goats,
and of such shall be my hire.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v33

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

{ heart }   [GE] 30v34

And Laban said,

Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v35

And he removed that day
the he goats that were ring-straked and spotted,
and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted,
and every one that had some white in it,
and all the brown among the sheep,
and gave them into the hand of his sons.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v36

And he set three days' journey
betwixt himself and Jacob:
and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.

¶ Genesis 30 v37-43

{ heart }   [GE] 30v37

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

{ heart }   [GE] 30v38

And he set the rods which he had peeled,
before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs
when the flocks came to drink,
that they should conceive when they came to drink.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v39

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

{ heart }   [GE] 30v40

And Jacob did separate the lambs,
and set the faces of the flocks toward the ring-straked,
and all the brown in the flock of Laban:
and he put his own flocks by themselves,
and put them not unto Laban's cattle.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v41

And it came to pass,
whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive,
that Jacob laid the rods
before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters,
that they might conceive among the rods.

{ heart }   [GE] 30v42

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

{ heart }   [GE] 30v43

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

» Genesis 31

¶ Genesis 31 v1-16

{ heart }   [GE] 31v1

And he heard the words of Laban's sons,
saying,

Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's;
and of that which was our father's,
hath he gotten all this glory.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v2

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

{ heart }   [GE] 31v3

And the LORD said unto Jacob,

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

{ heart }   [GE] 31v4

And Jacob sent and called

Rachel and Leah

To the field unto his flock,

{ heart }   [GE] 31v5

And said unto them,

I see your father's countenance,
that it is not toward me as before:
but the GOD of my father hath been with me.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v6

And ye know

 ‘That with all my power I have served your father’.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v7

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

{ heart }   [GE] 31v8

If he said thus,

 ‘The speckled shall be thy wages,’ 

Then all the cattle bare speckled:
and if he said thus,

 ‘The ring-straked shall be thy hire;’ 

Then bare all the cattle ring-straked.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v9

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

{ heart }   [GE] 31v10

And it came to pass
at the time that the cattle conceived,
that I lifted up mine eyes and saw in a dream,
and behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle
were ring-straked, speckled, and spotted.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v11

And the ANGEL of GOD spake unto me in a dream,
saying,


Jacob;

And I said,

 ‘Here am I’.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v12

And HE said,

Lift up now thine eyes, and see,
all the rams which leap upon the cattle
are ring-straked, speckled, and grisled:
for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v13

I AM the GOD of Bethel,
where thou anointedst the pillar,
and where thou vowedst a vow unto ME:
now arise, get thee out from this land,
and return unto the land of thy kindred.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v14

And Rachel and Leah answered
and said unto him,

Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us
in our father's house?

{ heart }   [GE] 31v15

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

{ heart }   [GE] 31v16

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

¶ Genesis 31 v17-31

{ heart }   [GE] 31v17

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

{ heart }   [GE] 31v18

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

{ heart }   [GE] 31v19

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

{ heart }   [GE] 31v20

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

{ heart }   [GE] 31v21

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

¶ Genesis 31 v21-24

{ heart }   [GE] 31v22

And it was told Laban on the third day

That Jacob was fled.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v23

And he took his brethren with him,
and pursued after him seven days' journey,
and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v24

And GOD came to Laban the Syrian,
in a dream by night, and said unto him,

Take heed
that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

¶ Genesis 31 v25-35

{ heart }   [GE] 31v25

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

{ heart }   [GE] 31v26

And Laban said to Jacob,

What hast thou done,
that thou hast stolen away unawares to me,
and carried away my daughters,
as captives taken with the sword?

{ heart }   [GE] 31v27

Wherefore diddest thou flee away secretly,
and steal away from me, and diddest not tell me,
that I might have sent thee away with mirth,
and with songs, with timbrel, and with harp?

{ heart }   [GE] 31v28

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

{ heart }   [GE] 31v29

It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt:
but the GOD of your father spake unto me last night,
saying,


Take thou heed
that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v30

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

{ heart }   [GE] 31v31

And Jacob answered and said to Laban,

Because I was afraid: for I said,

 ‘Peradventure thou wouldest take by force
thy daughters from me’.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v32

With whomsoever thou findest thy gods,
let him not live:
before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me,
and take it to thee.


For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v33

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

{ heart }   [GE] 31v34

Now Rachel had taken the images,
and put them in the camel's furniture,
and sat upon them:
and Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v35

And she said to her father,

Let it not displease my lord,
that I cannot rise up before thee;
for the custom of women is upon me:


And he searched, but found not the images.

¶ Genesis 31 v36-44

{ heart }   [GE] 31v36

And Jacob was wroth, and contended with Laban:
and Jacob answered and said to Laban,

What is my trespass? what is my sin,
that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

{ heart }   [GE] 31v37

Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff,
what hast thou found of all thy household stuff?
Set it here before my brethren and thy brethren,
that they may judge betwixt us both.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v38

This twenty years have I been with thee:
thy ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young,
and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v39

That which was torn of beasts,
I brought not unto thee:
I bare the lose of it; of my hand diddest thou require it,
whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v40

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

{ heart }   [GE] 31v41

Thus have I been twenty years in thy house:
I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters,
and six years for thy cattle;
and thou hast changed my wages ten times.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v42

Except the GOD of my father, the GOD of Abraham,
and the fear of Isaac had been with me,
surely thou hadst sent me away now empty:
GOD hath seen mine affliction,
and the labor of my hands,
and rebuked thee last night.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v43

And Laban answered and said unto Jacob,

These daughters are my daughters,
and these children are my children,
and these cattle are my cattle,
and all that thou seest, is mine:
and what can I do this day unto these my daughters,
or unto their children whom they have born?

{ heart }   [GE] 31v44

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

¶ Genesis 31 v45-54

{ heart }   [GE] 31v45

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

{ heart }   [GE] 31v46

And Jacob said unto his brethren,

Gather stones:

And they took stones, and made an heap:
and they did eat there upon the heap.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v47

And Laban called it

Jegar-sahadutha:

But Jacob called it

Galeed.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v48

And Laban said,

This heap is a witness between me and thee
this day.


Therefore was the name of it called

Galeed,

{ heart }   [GE] 31v49

And

Mizpah:

For he said,

The LORD watch between me and thee
when we are absent one from another.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v50

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

{ heart }   [GE] 31v51

And Laban said to Jacob,

Behold this heap, and behold this pillar,
which I have cast betwixt me and thee.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v52

This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness,
that I will not pass over this heap to thee,
and that thou shalt not pass over this heap,
and this pillar unto me, for harm.

{ heart }   [GE] 31v53

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

{ heart }   [GE] 31v54

Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount,
and called his brethren

To eat bread,

And they did eat bread,
and tarried all night in the mount.

¶ Genesis 31 v55

{ heart }   [GE] 31v55

And early in the morning Laban rose up,
and kissed his sons and his daughters,
and blessed them:
and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.

» Genesis 32

¶ Genesis 32 v1-2

{ heart }   [GE] 32v1

And Jacob went on his way,
and the Angels of GOD met him.

{ heart }   [GE] 32v2

And when Jacob saw Them,
he said,

This is GOD'S Host:

And he called the name of that place

Mahanaim.

¶ Genesis 32 v3-8

{ heart }   [GE] 32v3

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

{ heart }   [GE] 32v4

And he commanded them,
saying,

Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau,

 ‘Thy servant Jacob saith thus,
I have sojourned with Laban,
and stayed there until now’.

{ heart }   [GE] 32v5

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

{ heart }   [GE] 32v6

And the messengers returned to Jacob,
saying,

We came to thy brother Esau,
and also he cometh to meet thee,
and four hundred men with him.

{ heart }   [GE] 32v7

Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and distressed:
and he divided the people that was with him,
and the flocks, and herds, and the camels,
into two bands,

{ heart }   [GE] 32v8

And said,

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

¶ Genesis 32 v9-12

{ heart }   [GE] 32v9

And Jacob said,

O GOD of my father Abraham,
and GOD of my father Isaac,
the LORD WHICH saidst unto me,


Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred,
and I will deal well with thee:

{ heart }   [GE] 32v10

I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies,
and of all the truth,
which THOU hast showed unto THY servant:
for with my staff I passed over this Jordan,
and now I am become two bands.

{ heart }   [GE] 32v11

Deliver me, I pray THEE,
from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau:
for I fear him, lest he will come, and smite me,
and the mother with the children.

{ heart }   [GE] 32v12

And THOU saidst,

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

¶ Genesis 32 v13-23

{ heart }   [GE] 32v13

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

{ heart }   [GE] 32v14

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

{ heart }   [GE] 32v15

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

{ heart }   [GE] 32v16

And he delivered them into the hand of his servants,
every drove by themselves,
and said unto his servants,

Pass over before me,
and put a space betwixt drove and drove.

{ heart }   [GE] 32v17

And he commanded the foremost,
saying,

When Esau my brother meeteth thee,
and asketh thee, saying,

 ‘Whose art thou? and whither goest thou?
and whose are these before thee?’ 

{ heart }   [GE] 32v18

Then thou shalt say,

 ‘They be thy servant Jacob's:
it is a present sent unto my lord Esau:
and behold also, he is behind us’.

{ heart }   [GE] 32v19

And so commanded he the second, and the third,
and all that followed the droves,
saying,

On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau,
when ye find him.

{ heart }   [GE] 32v20

And say ye moreover,

Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us.

For he said,

I will appease him with the present
that goeth before me,
and afterward I will see his face;
peradventure he will accept of me.

{ heart }   [GE] 32v21

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

{ heart }   [GE] 32v22

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

{ heart }   [GE] 32v23

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

¶ Genesis 32 v24-32

{ heart }   [GE] 32v24

And Jacob was left alone:
and there wrestled a MAN with him,
until the breaking of the day.

{ heart }   [GE] 32v25

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

{ heart }   [GE] 32v26

And HE said,

Let ME go, for the day breaketh:

And he said,

I will not let THEE go, except THOU bless me.

{ heart }   [GE] 32v27

And HE said unto him,

What is thy name?

And he said,

Jacob.

{ heart }   [GE] 32v28

And HE said,

Thy name shall be called no more

 ‘Jacob,’ 

But

 ‘Israel:’ 

For as a prince hast thou power with GOD,
and with men, and hast prevailed.

{ heart }   [GE] 32v29

And Jacob asked HIM,
and said,

Tell me, I pray THEE, THY NAME:

And HE said,

Wherefore is it,
that thou dost ask after MY NAME?


And HE blessed him there.

{ heart }   [GE] 32v30

And Jacob called the name of the place

Peniel:

For I have seen GOD face to face,
and my life is preserved.

{ heart }   [GE] 32v31

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

{ heart }   [GE] 32v32

Therefore the children of Israel
eat not of the sinew which shrank,
which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day:
because HE touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh,
in the sinew that shrank.

» Genesis 33

¶ Genesis 33 v1-11

{ heart }   [GE] 33v1

And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked,
and behold, Esau came,
and with him four hundreth men:
and he divided the children unto Leah,
and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.

{ heart }   [GE] 33v2

And he put the handmaids,
and their children foremost,
and Leah and her children after,
and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

{ heart }   [GE] 33v3

And he passed over before them,
and bowed himself to the ground seven times,
until he came near to his brother.

{ heart }   [GE] 33v4

And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him,
and fell on his neck, and kissed him, and they wept.

{ heart }   [GE] 33v5

And he lifted up his eyes,
and saw the women, and the children,
and said,

Who are those with thee?

And he said,

The children
which GOD hath graciously given thy servant.

{ heart }   [GE] 33v6

Then the handmaidens came near;
they and their children, and they bowed themselves.

{ heart }   [GE] 33v7

And Leah also with her children came near,
and bowed themselves:
and after came Joseph near and Rachel,
and they bowed themselves.

{ heart }   [GE] 33v8

And he said,

What meanest thou by all this drove which I met?

And he said,

These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.

{ heart }   [GE] 33v9

And Esau said,

I have enough: my brother,
keep that thou hast unto thyself.

{ heart }   [GE] 33v10

And Jacob said,

Nay, I pray thee:
if now I have found grace in thy sight,
then receive my present at my hand:
for therefore I have seen thy face,
as though I had seen the face of GOD,
and thou wast pleased with me.

{ heart }   [GE] 33v11

Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee;
because GOD hath dealt graciously with me,
and because I have enough:


And he urged him, and he took it.

¶ Genesis 33 v12-16

{ heart }   [GE] 33v12

And he said,

Let us take our journey, and let us go,
and I will go before thee.

{ heart }   [GE] 33v13

And he said unto him,

My lord knoweth, that the children are tender,
and the flocks and herds with young are with me:
and if men should overdrive them one day,
all the flock will die.

{ heart }   [GE] 33v14

Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant:
and I will lead on softly,
according as the cattle that goeth before me,
and the children be able to endure,
until I come unto my lord unto Seir.

{ heart }   [GE] 33v15

And Esau said,

Let me now leave with thee
some of the folk that are with me:


And he said,

What needeth it?
let me find grace in the sight of my lord.

{ heart }   [GE] 33v16

So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

¶ Genesis 33 v17-20

{ heart }   [GE] 33v17

And Jacob journeyed to Succoth,
and built him an house,
and made booths for his cattle:
therefore the name of the place is called

Succoth.

{ heart }   [GE] 33v18

And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem,
which is in the land of Canaan,
when he came from Paddan-aram,
and pitched his tent before the city.

{ heart }   [GE] 33v19

And he bought a parcel of a field
where he had spread his tent,
at the hand of the children of Hamor Shechem's father,
for an hundred pieces of money.

{ heart }   [GE] 33v20

And he erected there an altar, and called it

El-elohe-Israel.

» Genesis 34

¶ Genesis 34 v1-24

{ heart }   [GE] 34v1

And Dinah the daughter of Leah,
which she bare unto Jacob,
went out to see the daughters of the land.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v2

And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite,
prince of the country saw her,
he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v3

And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob,
and he loved the damsel,
and spake kindly unto the damsel.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v4

And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor,
saying,

Get me this damsel to wife.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v5

And Jacob heard

That he had defiled Dinah his daughter

(Now his sons were with his cattle in the field)
and Jacob held his peace until they were come.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v6

And Hamor the father of Shechem,
went out unto Jacob to commune with him.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v7

And the sons of Jacob came out of the field
when they heard it: and the men were grieved:
and they were very wroth,
because he had wrought folly in Israel
in lying with Jacob's daughter;
which thing ought not to be done.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v8

And Hamor spake with them,
saying,

The soul of my son Shechem longeth
for your daughter:
I pray you give her him to wife.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v9

And make ye marriages with us,
and give your daughters unto us,
and take our daughters unto you.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v10

And ye shall dwell with us:
and the land shall be before you:
dwell and trade ye therein,
and get you possessions therein.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v11

And Shechem said unto her father
and unto her brethren,

Let me find grace in your eyes,
and what ye shall say unto me, I will give.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v12

Ask me ever so much dowry and gift,
and I will give according as ye shall say unto me:
but give me the damsel to wife.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v13

And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem,
and Hamor his father deceitfully,
and said,

Because he had defiled Dinah their sister.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v14

And they said unto them,

We cannot do this thing,
to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised:
for that were a reproach unto us.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v15

But in this will we consent unto you:
If ye will be as we be,
that every male of you be circumcised:

{ heart }   [GE] 34v16

Then will we give our daughters unto you,
and we will take your daughters to us,
and we will dwell with you,
and we will become one people.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v17

But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised,
then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v18

And their words pleased Hamor,
and Shechem Hamor's son.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v19

And the young man deferred not to do the thing,
because he had delight in Jacob's daughter:
and he was more honorable
than all the house of his father.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v20

And Hamor and Shechem his son
came unto the gate of their city,
and communed with the men of their city,
saying,

{ heart }   [GE] 34v21

These men are peaceable with us,
therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein:
for the land, behold, it is large enough for them:
let us take their daughters to us for wives,
and let us give them our daughters.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v22

Only herein will the men consent unto us,
for to dwell with us to be one people,
if every male among us be circumcised,
as they are circumcised.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v23

Shall not their cattle, and their substance,
and every beast of theirs be ours?
only let us consent unto them,
and they will dwell with us.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v24

And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son,
hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city;
and every male was circumcised,
all that went out of the gate of his city.

¶ Genesis 34 v25-31

{ heart }   [GE] 34v25

And it came to pass on the third day,
when they were sore,
that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi,
Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword
and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v26

And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son,
with the edge of the sword,
and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v27

The sons of Jacob came upon the slain,
and spoiled the city,
because they had defiled their sister.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v28

They took their sheep, and their oxen,
and their asses, and that which was in the city,
and that which was in the field.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v29

And all their wealth, and all their little ones,
and their wives took they captive,
and spoiled even all that was in the house.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v30

And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi,

Ye have troubled me to make me to stink
among the inhabitants of the land,
amongst the Canaanites, and the Perizzites:
and I being few in number,
they shall gather themselves together against me,
and slay me;
and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

{ heart }   [GE] 34v31

And they said,

Should he deal with our sister, as with an harlot?

» Genesis 35

¶ Genesis 35 v1-8

{ heart }   [GE] 35v1

And GOD said unto Jacob,

Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there:
and make there an altar unto GOD,
THAT appeared unto thee, when thou fleddest
from the face of Esau thy brother.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v2

Then Jacob said unto his household,
and to all that were with him,

Put away the strange gods that are among you,
and be clean, and change your garments,

{ heart }   [GE] 35v3

And let us arise, and go up to Bethel;
and I will make there an altar unto GOD,
WHO answered me in the day of my distress,
and was with me in the way which I went.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v4

And they gave unto Jacob
all the strange gods which were in their hand,
and all their earrings which were in their ears,
and Jacob hid them under the oak
which was by Shechem.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v5

And they journeyed:
and the terror of GOD was upon the cities,
that were round about them,
and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v6

So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan
(that is Bethel)
he and all the people that were with him.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v7

And he built there an altar, and called the place

El-bethel,

Because there GOD appeared unto him,
when he fled from the face of his brother.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v8

But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died,
and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak:
and the name of it was called

Allon-bacuth.

¶ Genesis 35 v9-15

{ heart }   [GE] 35v9

And GOD appeared unto Jacob again,
when he came out of Paddan-aram, and blessed him.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v10

And GOD said unto him,

Thy name is Jacob:
thy name shall not be called any more Jacob,
but Israel shall be thy name;


And HE called his name

Israel.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v11

And GOD said unto him,

I AM GOD ALMIGHTY: be fruitful and multiply:
a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee,
and kings shall come out of thy loins.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v12

And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac,
to thee I will give it,
and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v13

And GOD went up from him,
in the place where HE talked with him.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v14

And Jacob set up a pillar in the place
where HE talked with him, even a pillar of stone:
and he poured a drink offering thereon,
and he poured oil thereon.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v15

And Jacob called the name of the place
where GOD spake with him,

Bethel.

¶ Genesis 35 v16-20

{ heart }   [GE] 35v16

And they journeyed from Bethel:
and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath;
and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v17

And it came to pass, when she was in hard labor,
that the midwife said unto her,

Fear not: thou shalt have this son also.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v18

And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing,
(for she died) that she called his name

Ben-oni:

But his father called him

Benjamin.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v19

And Rachel died,
and was buried in the way to Ephrath,
which is Bethlehem.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v20

And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave:
that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

¶ Genesis 35 v21-22

{ heart }   [GE] 35v21

And Israel journeyed
and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v22

And it came to pass when Israel dwelt in that land,

That Reuben went and lay with Bilhah
his father's concubine:


And Israel heard it.
Now the sons of Jacob were twelve.

¶ Genesis 35 v23-26

{ heart }   [GE] 35v23

The sons of Leah:
Reuben Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi,
and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v24

The sons of Rachel:
Joseph, and Benjamin.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v25

And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid:
Dan and Naphtali.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v26

And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid:
Gad, and Asher.
These are the sons of Jacob,
which were born to him in Paddan-aram.

¶ Genesis 35 v27-29

{ heart }   [GE] 35v27

And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre,
unto the city of Arba (which is Hebron)
where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v28

And the days of Isaac
were an hundred and fourscore years.

{ heart }   [GE] 35v29

And Isaac gave up the ghost and died,
and was gathered unto his people,
being old and full of days:
and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

» Genesis 36

¶ Genesis 36 v1-5

{ heart }   [GE] 36v1

Now these are the generations of Esau,
who is Edom.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v2

Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan:
Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite,
and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah
the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite:

{ heart }   [GE] 36v3

And Basemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v4

And Adah bare to Esau, Eliphaz:
and Basemath bare Reuel.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v5

And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah:
these are the sons of Esau,
which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.

¶ Genesis 36 v6-8

{ heart }   [GE] 36v6

And Esau took his wives, and his sons,
and his daughters, and all the persons of his house,
and his cattle, and all his beasts,
and all his substance,
which he had got in the land of Canaan:
and went into the country
from the face of his brother Jacob.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v7

For their riches were more
than that they might dwell together:
and the land wherin they were strangers,
could not bear them, because of their cattle.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v8

Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir:
Esau is Edom.

¶ Genesis 36 v9-14

{ heart }   [GE] 36v9

And these are the generations of Esau,
the father of the Edomites in mount Seir.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v10

These are the names of Esau's sons:
Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau,
Reuel the son of Basemath, the wife of Esau.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v11

And the sons of Eliphaz were,
Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v12

And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son,
and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek:
these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v13

And these are the sons of Reuel:
Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah:
these were the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v14

And these were the sons of Aholibamah,
the daughter of Anah,
the daughter of Zibeon Esau's wife:
and she bare to Esau,
Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah.

¶ Genesis 36 v15-19

{ heart }   [GE] 36v15

These were dukes of the sons of Esau:
the sons of Eliphaz the firstborn son of Esau,
duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,

{ heart }   [GE] 36v16

Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Amalek:
These are the dukes that came of Eliphaz,
in the land of Edom: These were the sons of Adah.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v17

And these are the sons of Reuel Esau's son:
duke Nahath, duke Zerah,
duke Shammah, duke Mizzah:
These are the dukes that came of Reuel,
in the land of Edom:
these are the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v18

And these are the sons of Aholibamah Esau's wife:
duke Jeush, duke Jalam, duke Korah:
these were the dukes that came of Aholibamah
the daughter of Anah Esau's wife.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v19

These are the sons of Esau, (who is Edom)
and these are their dukes.

¶ Genesis 36 v20-30

{ heart }   [GE] 36v20

These are the sons of Seir the Horite,
who inhabited the land,
Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v21

And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan:
these are the dukes of the Horites
the children of Seir in the land of Edom.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v22

And the children of Lotan, were
Hori, and Hemam: and Lotan's sister was Timna.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v23

And the children of Shobal were these:
Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v24

And these are the children of Zibeon,
both Ajah, and Anah:
this was that Anah that found the mules
in the wilderness,
as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v25

And the children of Anah were these:
Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v26

And these are the children of Dishon:
Hemdan and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v27

The children of Ezer are these:
Bilhan and Zaavan, and Akan.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v28

The children of Dishan are these:
Uz, and Aran.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v29

These are the dukes that came of the Horites:
duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,

{ heart }   [GE] 36v30

Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan:
these are the dukes that came of Hori,
among their dukes in the land of Seir.

¶ Genesis 36 v31-39

{ heart }   [GE] 36v31

And these are the kings that reigned
in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king
over the children of Israel.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v32

And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom:
and the name of his city was

Dinhabah.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v33

And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah
reigned in his stead.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v34

And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani
reigned in his stead.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v35

And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad,
(who smote Midian in the field of Moab)
reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was

Avith.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v36

And Hadad died,
and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v37

And Samlah died,
and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v38

And Saul died, and Baal-hanan, the son of Achbor
reigned in his stead.

{ heart }   [GE] 36v39

And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died,
and Hadad reigned in his stead:
and the name of his city was

Pau,

And his wife's name was

Mehetabel,

The daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.

¶ Genesis 36 v40-43

{ heart }   [GE] 36v40

And these are the names of the dukes
that came of Esau, according to their families,
after their places, by their names:
duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth,

{ heart }   [GE] 36v41

Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,

{ heart }   [GE] 36v42

Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,

{ heart }   [GE] 36v43

Duke Magdiel, duke Iram.
These be the dukes of Edom,
according to their habitations,
in the land of their possession:
he is Esau the father of the Edomites.

» Genesis 37

¶ Genesis 37 v1-4

{ heart }   [GE] 37v1

And Jacob dwelt in the land
wherin his father was a stranger,
in the land of Canaan.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v2

These are the generations of Jacob,
Joseph being seventeen years old,
was feeding the flock with his brethren;
and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah,
and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives:
and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v3

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.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v4

And when his brethren saw
that their father loved him more than all his brethren,
they hated him,
and could not speak peaceably unto him.

¶ Genesis 37 v5-11

{ heart }   [GE] 37v5

And Joseph dreamed a dream,
and he told it his brethren,
and they hated him yet the more.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v6

And he said unto them,

Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v7

For behold, we were binding sheaves in the field,
and lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright;
and behold, your sheaves stood round about,
and made obeisance to my sheaf.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v8

And his brethren said to him,

Shalt thou indeed reign over us?
or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us?


And they hated him yet the more
for his dreams, and for his words.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v9

And he dreamed yet another dream,
and told it his brethren,
and said,

Behold, I have dreamed a dream more:
and behold, the sun and the moon,
and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v10

And he told it to his father, and to his brethren:
and his father rebuked him, and said unto him,

What is this dream that thou hast dreamed?
shall I, and thy mother, and thy brethren indeed come
to bow down ourselves to thee, to the earth?

{ heart }   [GE] 37v11

And his brethren envied him:
but his father observed the saying.

¶ Genesis 37 v5-11

{ heart }   [GE] 37v12

And his brethren went to feed their father's flock
in Shechem.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v13

And Israel said unto Joseph,

Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem?
Come, and I will send thee unto them:


And he said to him,

Here am I.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v14

And he said to him,

Go, I pray thee,
see whether it be well with thy brethren,
and well with the flocks, and bring me word again:


So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron,
and he came to Shechem.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v15

And a certain man found him,
and behold, he was wandering in the field,
and the man asked him, saying,

What seekest thou?

{ heart }   [GE] 37v16

And he said,

I seek my brethren:
tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v17

And the man said,

They are departed hence, for I heard them say,

 ‘Let us go to Dothan’.


And Joseph went after his brethren,
and found them in Dothan.

¶ Genesis 37 v18-24

{ heart }   [GE] 37v18

And when they saw him afar off,
even before he came near unto them,
they conspired against him

To slay him.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v19

And they said one to another,

Behold, this dreamer cometh.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v20

Come now therefore, and let us slay him,
and cast him into some pit, and we will say,

 ‘Some evil beast hath devoured him:’ 

And we shall see what will become of his dreams.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v21

And Reuben heard it,
and he delivered him out of their hands,
and said;

Let us not kill him.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v22

And Reuben said unto them,

Shed no blood,
but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness,
and lay no hand upon him;


That he might rid him out of their hands,
to deliver him to his father again.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v23

And it came to pass
when Joseph was come unto his brethren,
that they stripped Joseph out of his coat,
his coat of many colors that was on him.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v24

And they took him and cast him into a pit:
and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.

¶ Genesis 37 v35-28

{ heart }   [GE] 37v25

And they sat down to eat bread:
and they lifted up their eyes and looked,
and behold, a company of Ishmaelites came
from Gilead, with their camels,
bearing spicery, and balm, and myrrh,
going to carry it down to Egypt.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v26

And Judah said unto his brethren,

What profit is it if we slay our brother,
and conceal his blood?

{ heart }   [GE] 37v27

Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites,
and let not our hand be upon him:
for he is our brother, and our flesh;


And his brethren were content.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v28

Then there passed by Midianites merchant men,
and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit,
and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites
for twenty pieces of silver:
and they brought Joseph into Egypt.

¶ Genesis 37 v29-36

{ heart }   [GE] 37v29

And Reuben returned unto the pit,
and behold, Joseph was not in the pit:
and he rent his clothes.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v30

And he returned unto his brethren,
and said,

The child is not, and I, whither shall I go?

{ heart }   [GE] 37v31

And they took Joseph's coat,
and killed a kid of the goats,
and dipped the coat in the blood.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v32

And they sent the coat of many colors,
and they brought it to their father,
and said,

This have we found:
know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v33

And he knew it, and said,

It is my son's coat: an evil beast hath devoured him;
Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v34

And Jacob rent his clothes,
and put sackcloth upon his loins,
and mourned for his son many days.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v35

And all his sons, and all his daughters rose up
to comfort him: but he refused to be comforted:
and he said,

For I will go down into the grave unto my son,
mourning;


Thus his father wept for him.

{ heart }   [GE] 37v36

And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar,
an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.

» Genesis 38

¶ Genesis 38 v1-11

{ heart }   [GE] 38v1

And it came to pass at that time,
that Judah went down from his brethren,
and turned in to a certain Adullamite,
whose name was Hirah:

{ heart }   [GE] 38v2

And Judah saw there a daughter
of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah:
and he took her, and went in unto her.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v3

And she conceived and bare a son;
and he called his name

Er.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v4

And she conceived again, and bare a son,
and she called his name

Onan.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v5

And she yet again conceived and bare a son,
and called his name

Shelah:

And he was at Chezib, when she bare him.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v6

And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn,
whose name was Tamar.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v7

And Er, Judah's firstborn
was wicked in the sight of the LORD,
and the LORD slew him.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v8

And Judah said unto Onan,

Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her,
and raise up seed to thy brother.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v9

And Onan knew that the seed should not be his;
and it came to pass
when he went in unto his brother's wife,
that he spilled it on the ground,
lest that he should give seed to his brother.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v10

And the thing which he did displeased the LORD:
wherefore HE slew him also.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v11

Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law,

Remain a widow at thy father's house,
till Shelah my son be grown:


(For he said,

Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did)

And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.

¶ Genesis 38 v12-13

{ heart }   [GE] 38v12

And in process of time,
the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died:
and Judah was comforted,
and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath,
he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v13

And it was told Tamar,
saying,

Behold, thy father in law goeth up to Timnath
to shear his sheep.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v14

And she put her widow's garments off from her,
and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself,
and sat in an open place,
which is by the way to Timnath:
for she saw that Shelah was grown,
and she was not given unto him to wife.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v15

When Judah saw her, he thought her

To be an harlot:

Because she had covered her face.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v16

And he turned unto her by the way,
and said,

Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee:

(For he knew not that she was his daughter in law.)
And she said,

What wilt thou give me,
that thou mayest come in unto me?

{ heart }   [GE] 38v17

And he said,

I will send thee a kid from the flock.

And she said,

Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?

{ heart }   [GE] 38v18

And he said,

What pledge shall I give thee?

And she said,

Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff,
that is in thine hand.


And he gave it her, and came in unto her,
and she conceived by him.

¶ Genesis 38 v19-23

{ heart }   [GE] 38v19

And she arose and went away,
and laid by her vail from her,
and put on the garments of her widowhood.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v20

And Judah sent the kid
by the hand of his friend the Adullamite,
to receive his pledge from the woman's hand:
but he found her not.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v21

Then he asked the men of that place,
saying,

Where is the harlot,
that was openly by the way side?


And they said,

There was no harlot in this place.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v22

And he returned to Judah,
and said,

I cannot find her: and also the men of the place said,

 ‘That there was no harlot in this place’.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v23

And Judah said,

Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed:
behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.

¶ Genesis 38 v24-26

{ heart }   [GE] 38v24

And it came to pass about three months after,
that it was told Judah,
saying,

Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot,
and also behold, she is with child by whoredom:


And Judah said,

Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v25

When she was brought forth,
she sent to her father in law,
saying,

By the man whose these are, am I with child:

And she said,

Discern, I pray thee, whose are these,
the signet, and bracelets, and staff.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v26

And Judah acknowledged them,
and said,

She hath been more righteous than I:
because that I gave her not to Shelah my son.


And he knew her again no more.

¶ Genesis 38 v27-30

{ heart }   [GE] 38v27

And it came to pass in the time of her travail,
that behold, twins were in her womb.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v28

And it came to pass when she travailed,
that the one put out his hand, and the midwife took
and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread,
saying,

This came out first.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v29

And it came to pass as he drew back his hand,
that behold, his brother came out:
and she said,

How hast thou broken forth?
this breach be upon thee:


Therefore his name was called

Pharez.

{ heart }   [GE] 38v30

And afterward came out his brother,
that had the scarlet thread upon his hand,
and his name was called

Zarah.

» Genesis 39

¶ Genesis 39 v1-6

{ heart }   [GE] 39v1

And Joseph was brought down to Egypt,
and Potiphar an officer of Pharaoh,
captain of the guard, an Egyptian,
bought him of the hands of the Ishmaelites,
which had brought him down thither.

{ heart }   [GE] 39v2

And the LORD was with Joseph,
and he was a prosperous man,
and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

{ heart }   [GE] 39v3

And his master saw that the LORD was with him,
and that the LORD made all that he did
to prosper in his hand.

{ heart }   [GE] 39v4

And Joseph found grace in his sight,
and he served him;
and he made him overseer over his house,
and all that he had he put into his hand.

{ heart }   [GE] 39v5

And it came to pass
from the time that he had made him
overseer in his house, and over all that he had,
that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house
for Joseph's sake: and the blessing of the LORD
was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

{ heart }   [GE] 39v6

And he left all that he had, in Joseph's hand:
and he knew not ought he had,
save the bread which he did eat:
and Joseph was a goodly person, and well favored.

¶ Genesis 39 v7-15

{ heart }   [GE] 39v7

And it came to pass after these things,
that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph,
and she said,

Lie with me.

{ heart }   [GE] 39v8

But he refused, and said unto his master's wife,

Behold, my master knoweth not
what is with me in the house,
and he hath committed all that he hath, to my hand.

{ heart }   [GE] 39v9

There is none greater in this house than I:
neither hath he kept back any thing from me,
but thee, because thou art his wife:
how then can I do this great wickedness,
and sin against GOD?

{ heart }   [GE] 39v10

And it came to pass
as she spake to Joseph day by day,
that he hearkened not unto her,

To lie by her,

Or

To be with her.

{ heart }   [GE] 39v11

And it came to pass about this time,
that Joseph went into the house, to do his business,
and there was none of the men of the house
there within.

{ heart }   [GE] 39v12

And she caught him by his garment,
saying,

Lie with me:

And he left his garment in her hand,
and fled, and got him out.

{ heart }   [GE] 39v13

And it came to pass, when she saw
that he had left his garment in her hand,
and was fled forth;

{ heart }   [GE] 39v14

That she called unto the men of her house,
and spake unto them, saying,

See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us,
to mock us: he came in unto me to lie with me,
and I cried with a loud voice.

{ heart }   [GE] 39v15

And it came to pass,
when he heard that I lifted up my voice, and cried,
that he left his garment with me,
and fled, and got him out.

¶ Genesis 39 v16-23

{ heart }   [GE] 39v16

And she laid up his garment by her,
until his lord came home.

{ heart }   [GE] 39v17

And she spake unto him according to these words,
saying,

The Hebrew servant which thou hast brought unto us,
came in unto me to mock me:

{ heart }   [GE] 39v18

And it came to pass as I lift up my voice, and cried,
that he left his garment with me, and fled out.

{ heart }   [GE] 39v19

And it came to pass,
when his master heard the words of his wife,
which she spake unto him, saying,

After this manner did thy servant to me,

That his wrath was kindled.

{ heart }   [GE] 39v20

And Joseph's master took him,
and put him into the prison,
a place where the king's prisoners were bound:
and he was there in the prison.

{ heart }   [GE] 39v21

But the LORD was with Joseph,
and showed him mercy, and gave him favor
in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

{ heart }   [GE] 39v22

And the keeper of the prison
committed to Joseph's hand
all the prisoners that were in the prison,
and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.

{ heart }   [GE] 39v23

The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing
that was under his hand,
because the LORD was with him:
and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.

» Genesis 40

¶ Genesis 40 v1-8

{ heart }   [GE] 40v1

And it came to pass after these things,
that the butler of the king of Egypt, and his baker,
had offended their lord the king of Egypt.

{ heart }   [GE] 40v2

And Pharaoh was angry against two of his officers,
against the chief of the butlers,
and against the chief of the bakers.

{ heart }   [GE] 40v3

And he put them in ward
in the house of the captain of the guard,
into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

{ heart }   [GE] 40v4

And the captain of the guard
charged Joseph with them, and he served them:
and they continued a season in ward.

{ heart }   [GE] 40v5

And they dreamed a dream both of them,
each man his dream in one night,
each man according to the interpretation of his dream,
the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt,
which were bound in the prison.

{ heart }   [GE] 40v6

And Joseph came in unto them in the morning,
and looked upon them, and behold, they were sad.

{ heart }   [GE] 40v7

And he asked Pharaoh's officers
that were with him in the prison of his lord's house,
saying,

Wherefore look ye so sadly today?

{ heart }   [GE] 40v8

And they said unto him,

We have dreamed a dream,
and there is no interpreter of it.


And Joseph said unto them,

Do not interpretations belong to GOD?
tell me them, I pray you.

¶ Genesis 40 v9-15

{ heart }   [GE] 40v9

And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph,
and said to him,

In my dream, behold, a vine was before me:

{ heart }   [GE] 40v10

And in the vine were three branches,
and it was as though it budded,
and her blossoms shot forth;
and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes.

{ heart }   [GE] 40v11

And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand:
and I took the grapes and pressed them
into Pharaoh's cup,
and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.

{ heart }   [GE] 40v12

And Joseph said unto him,

This is the interpretation of it:
the three branches are three days,

{ heart }   [GE] 40v13

Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head,
and restore thee unto thy place,
and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand,
after the former manner when thou wast his butler.

{ heart }   [GE] 40v14

But think on me, when it shall be well with thee,
and show kindness, I pray thee, unto me,
and make mention of me unto Pharaoh,
and bring me out of this house.

{ heart }   [GE] 40v15

For indeed I was stolen away
out of the land of the Hebrews:
and here also have I done nothing,
that they should put me into the dungeon.

¶ Genesis 40 v16-19

{ heart }   [GE] 40v16

When the chief baker saw
that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph,

I also was in my dream,
and behold, I had three white baskets on my head.

{ heart }   [GE] 40v17

And in the uppermost basket
there was of all manner of bake-meats for Pharaoh,
and the birds did eat them out of the basket
upon my head.

{ heart }   [GE] 40v18

And Joseph answered,
and said,

This is the interpretation thereof:
the three baskets are three days:

{ heart }   [GE] 40v19

Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head
from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree,
and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.

¶ Genesis 40 v20-23

{ heart }   [GE] 40v20

And it came to pass the third day,
which was Pharaoh's birthday,
that he made a feast unto all his servants:
and he lifted up the head of the chief butler
and of the chief baker among his servants.

{ heart }   [GE] 40v21

And he restored the chief butler
unto his butlership again,
and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.

{ heart }   [GE] 40v22

But he hanged the chief baker,
as Joseph had interpreted to them.

{ heart }   [GE] 40v23

Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph,
but forgot him.

» Genesis 41

¶ Genesis 41 v1-17

{ heart }   [GE] 41v1

And it came to pass at the end of two full years,
that Pharaoh dreamed:
and behold, he stood by the river.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v2

And behold, there came up out of the river
seven well favored kine, and fat fleshed,
and they fed in a meadow.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v3

And behold, seven other kine came up after them
out of the river, ill favored and lean fleshed,
and stood by the other kine, upon the brink of the river.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v4

And the ill favored and lean fleshed kine,
did eat up the seven well favored and fat kine:
So Pharaoh awoke.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v5

And he slept and dreamed the second time:
and behold, seven ears of corn came up
upon one stalk, rank and good.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v6

And behold, seven thin ears
and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v7

And the seven thin ears
devoured the seven rank and full ears.
and Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dream.

¶ Genesis 41 v8-13

{ heart }   [GE] 41v8

And it came to pass in the morning,
that his spirit was troubled,
and he sent and called for

All the magicians of Egypt,
and all the wise men thereof:


And Pharaoh told them his dream;
but there was none
that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v9

Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh,
saying,

I do remember my faults this day.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v10

Pharaoh was wroth with his servants,
and put me in ward,
in the captain of the guard's house,
both me, and the chief baker.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v11

And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he:
we dreamed each man
according to the interpretation of his dream.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v12

And there was there with us a young man an Hebrew,
servant to the captain of the guard:
and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams,
to each man according to his dream, he did interpret.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v13

And it came to pass,
as he interpreted to us, so it was;
me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.

¶ Genesis 41 v14-24

{ heart }   [GE] 41v14

Then Pharaoh sent and called

Joseph,

And they brought him hastily out of the dungeon:
And he shaved himself, and changed his raiment,
and came in unto Pharaoh.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v15

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,

I have dreamed a dream,
and there is none that can interpret it:
and I have heard say of thee,

 ‘That thou canst understand a dream,
to interpret it’.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v16

And Joseph answered Pharaoh,
saying,

It is not in me:
GOD shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v17

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph;

In my dream,
behold, I stood upon the bank of the river.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v18

And behold, there came up out of the river
seven kine, fat fleshed and well favored,
and they fed in a meadow:

{ heart }   [GE] 41v19

And behold, seven other kine came up after them,
poor and very ill favored, and lean fleshed,
such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt
for badness.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v20

And the lean, and the ill favored kine,
did eat up the first seven fat kine.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v21

And when they had eaten them up,
it could not be known that they had eaten them,
but they were still ill favored, as at the beginning:
So I awoke.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v22

And I saw in my dream,
and behold, seven ears came up in one stalk,
full and good.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v23

And behold, seven ears withered,
thin and blasted with the east wind,
sprung up after them.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v24

And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears:
and I told this unto the magicians.
but there was none that could declare it to me.

¶ Genesis 41 v25-36

{ heart }   [GE] 41v25

And Joseph said unto Pharaoh,

The dream of Pharaoh is one;
GOD hath showed Pharaoh what HE is about to do.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v26

The seven good kine are seven years:
and the seven good ears are seven years:
the dream is one.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v27

And the seven thin and ill favored kine
that came up after them, are seven years:
and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind
shall be seven years of famine.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v28

This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh:
what GOD is about to do, HE showeth unto Pharaoh.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v29

Behold, there come seven years of great plenty,
throughout all the land of Egypt.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v30

And there shall arise after them,
seven years of famine,
and all the plenty shall be forgotten
in the land of Egypt:
and the famine shall consume the land.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v31

And the plenty shall not be known in the land,
by reason of that famine following:
for it shall be very grievous.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v32

And for that the dream was doubled
unto Pharaoh twice,
it is because the thing is established by GOD:
and GOD will shortly bring it to pass.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v33

Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man
discreet and wise,
and set him over the land of Egypt.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v34

Let Pharaoh do this,
and let him appoint officers over the land,
and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt,
in the seven plenteous years.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v35

And let them gather all the food
of those good years that come,
and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh,
and let them keep food in the cities.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v36

And that food shall be for store to the land,
against the seven years of famine,
which shall be in the land of Egypt,
that the land perish not through the famine.

¶ Genesis 41 v37-49

{ heart }   [GE] 41v37

And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh,
and in the eyes of all his servants.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v38

And Pharaoh said unto his servants,

Can we find such a one, as this is,
a man in whom the SPIRIT of GOD is?

{ heart }   [GE] 41v39

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,

Forasmuch as GOD hath shown thee all this,
there is none so discreet and wise, as thou art:

{ heart }   [GE] 41v40

Thou shalt be over my house,
and according unto thy word
shall all my people be ruled:
only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v41

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,

See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v42

And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand,
and put it upon Joseph's hand,
and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen,
and put a gold chain about his neck.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v43

And he made him to ride in the second chariot
which he had: and they cried before him,

Bow the knee:

And he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v44

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,

I am Pharaoh,
and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot
in all the land of Egypt.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v45

And Pharaoh called Joseph's name

Zaphenath-paneah,

And he gave him to wife Asenath
the daughter of Poti-phera, priest of On:
and Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v46

(And Joseph was thirty years old
when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt)
and Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh,
and went throughout all the land of Egypt.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v47

And in the seven plenteous years
the earth brought forth by handfuls.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v48

And he gathered up all the food of the seven years,
which were in the land of Egypt,
and laid up the food in the cities:
the food of the field which was round about every city,
laid he up in the same.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v49

And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea,
very much, until he left numbering:
for it was without number.

¶ Genesis 41 v50-52

{ heart }   [GE] 41v50

And unto Joseph were born two sons,
before the years of famine came: which Asenath
the daughter of Poti-phera, priest of On
bare unto him.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v51

And Joseph called the name of the firstborn

Manasseh:

For GOD,

Said he,

Hath made me forget all my toil,
and all my father's house.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v52

And the name of the second called he

Ephraim:

For GOD hath caused me to be fruitful
in the land of my affliction.

¶ Genesis 41 v53-57

{ heart }   [GE] 41v53

And the seven years of plenteousness,
that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v54

And the seven years of dearth began to come,
according as Joseph had said:
and the dearth was in all lands:
but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v55

And when all the land of Egypt was famished,
the people cried to Pharaoh for bread:
and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians,

Go unto Joseph: what he saith to you, do.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v56

And the famine was over all the face of the earth;
and Joseph opened all the storehouses,
and sold unto the Egyptians:
and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.

{ heart }   [GE] 41v57

And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph,
for to buy corn,
because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

» Genesis 42

¶ Genesis 42 v1-4

{ heart }   [GE] 42v1

Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt,
Jacob said unto his sons,

Why do ye look one upon another?

{ heart }   [GE] 42v2

And he said,

Behold, I have heard

 ‘That there is corn in Egypt:’ 

Get you down thither and buy for us from thence,
that we may live, and not die.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v3

And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn
in Egypt.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v4

But Benjamin Joseph's brother,
Jacob sent not with his brethren:
for he said,

Lest peradventure mischief befall him.

¶ Genesis 42 v5-17

{ heart }   [GE] 42v5

And the sons of Israel came to buy corn
among those that came:
for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v6

And Joseph was the governor over the land,
and he it was that sold to all the people of the land:
and Joseph's brethren came,
and bowed down themselves before him,
with their faces to the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v7

And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them,
but made himself strange unto them,
and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them,

Whence come ye?

And they said,

From the land of Canaan, to buy food.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v8

And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v9

And Joseph remembered the dreams
which he dreamed of them,
and said unto them,

Ye are spies: to see the nakedness of the land
you are come.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v10

And they said unto him,

Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v11

We are all one man's sons, we are true men:
thy servants are no spies.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v12

And he said unto them,

Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land,
you are come.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v13

And they said,

Thy servants are twelve brethren,
the sons of one man in the land of Canaan:
and behold, the youngest is this day with our father,
and one is not.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v14

And Joseph said unto them,

That is it that I spake unto you,
saying,

 ‘Ye are spies’.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v15

Hereby ye shall be proved:
by the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence,
except your youngest brother come hither.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v16

Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother,
and ye shall be kept in prison,
that your words may be proved,
whether there be any truth in you:
or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v17

And he put them all together into ward, three days.

¶ Genesis 42 v18-24

{ heart }   [GE] 42v18

And Joseph said unto them the third day,

This do, and live: for I fear GOD.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v19

If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound
in the house of your prison:
go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v20

But bring your youngest brother unto me,
so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die.


And they did so.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v21

And they said one to another,

We are verily guilty concerning our brother,
in that we saw the anguish of his soul,
when he besought us, and we would not hear:
therefore is this distress come upon us.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v22

And Reuben answered them,
saying,

Spake I not unto you, saying,

 ‘Do not sin against the child,’ 

And ye would not hear?
therefore behold also, his blood is required.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v23

And they knew not that Joseph understood them:
for he spake unto them by an interpreter.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v24

And he turned himself about from them, and wept,
and returned to them again,
and communed with them,
and took from them Simeon,
and bound him before their eyes.

¶ Genesis 42 v25-28

{ heart }   [GE] 42v25

Then Joseph commanded

To fill their sacks with corn,
and to restore every man's money into his sack,
and to give them provision for the way:


And thus did he unto them.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v26

And they loaded their asses with the corn,
and departed thence.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v27

And as one of them opened his sack
to give his ass provender in the inn,
he espied his money:
for behold, it was in his sack's mouth.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v28

And he said unto his brethren,

My money is restored, and lo, it is even in my sack:

And their heart failed them,
and they were afraid, saying one to another,

What is this that GOD hath done unto us?

¶ Genesis 42 v29-34

{ heart }   [GE] 42v29

And they came unto Jacob their father,
unto the land of Canaan,
and told him all that befell unto them,
saying;

{ heart }   [GE] 42v30

The man who is the lord of the land,
spake roughly to us,
and took us for spies of the country.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v31

And we said unto him,

 ‘We are true men; we are no spies’.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v32

We be twelve brethren, sons of our father:
one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father,
in the land of Canaan.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v33

And the man the lord of the country
said unto us,

 ‘Hereby shall I know

That ye are true men:

Leave one of your brethren here with me,
and take food for the famine of your households,
and be gone’.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v34

And bring your youngest brother unto me:
then shall I know

 ‘That ye are no spies, but that ye are true men:’ 

So will I deliver you your brother,
and ye shall traffic in the land.

¶ Genesis 42 v35-38

{ heart }   [GE] 42v35

And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks,
that behold, every man's bundle of money
was in his sack: and when both they and their father
saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v36

And Jacob their father said unto them,

Me have ye bereaved of my children:
Joseph is not, and Simeon is not,
and ye will take Benjamin away:
all these things are against me.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v37

And Reuben spake unto his father,
saying,

Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee:
deliver him into my hand,
and I will bring him to thee again.

{ heart }   [GE] 42v38

And he said,

My son shall not go down with you,
for his brother is dead, and he is left alone:
if mischief befall him
by the way in the which ye go,
then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow
to the grave.

» Genesis 43

¶ Genesis 43 v1-14

{ heart }   [GE] 43v1

And the famine was sore in the land.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v2

And it came to pass when they had eaten up the corn,
which they had brought out of Egypt,
their father said unto them,

Go again, buy us a little food.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v3

And Judah spake unto him, saying,

The man did solemnly protest unto us,
saying,

 ‘Ye shall not see my face,
except your brother be with you’.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v4

If thou wilt send our brother with us,
we will go down and buy thee food:

{ heart }   [GE] 43v5

But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down:
for the man said unto us,

 ‘Ye shall not see my face,
except your brother be with you’.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v6

And Israel said,

Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me,
as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

{ heart }   [GE] 43v7

And they said,

The man asked us straitly of our state,
and of our kindred,
saying,

 ‘Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother?’ 

And we told him according to the tenor of these words:
Could we certainly know that he would say,

 ‘Bring your brother down’?

{ heart }   [GE] 43v8

And Judah said unto Israel his father,

Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go,
that we may live, and not die,
both we, and thou, and also our little ones.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v9

I will be surety for him;
of my hand shalt thou require him:
if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee,
then let me bear the blame forever:

{ heart }   [GE] 43v10

For except we had lingered,
surely now we had returned this second time.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v11

And their father Israel said unto them,

If it must be so now, do this:
take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels,
and carry down the man a present,
a little balm, and a little honey, spices,
and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:

{ heart }   [GE] 43v12

And take double money in your hand,
and the money that was brought again
in the mouth of your sacks: carry it again in your hand,
peradventure it was an oversight.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v13

Take also your brother,
and arise, go again unto the man.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v14

And GOD ALMIGHTY give you mercy
before the man,
that he may send away your other brother,
and Benjamin:
If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.

¶ Genesis 42 v15-25

{ heart }   [GE] 43v15

And the men took that present,
and they took double money in their hand,
and Benjamin, and rose up,
and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v16

And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them,
he said to the ruler of his house,

Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready:
for these men shall dine with me at noon.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v17

And the man did as Joseph bade:
and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v18

And the men were afraid,
because they were brought into Joseph's house,
and they said,

Because of the money that was returned in our sacks
at the first time are we brought in,
that he may seek occasion against us,
and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen,
and our asses.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v19

And they came near to the steward
of Joseph's house,
and they spake with him at the door of the house,

{ heart }   [GE] 43v20

And said,

O sir, we came indeed down at the first time
to buy food.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v21

And it came to pass when we came to the inn,
that we opened our sacks,
and behold, every man's money
was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight:
and we have brought it again in our hand.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v22

And other money have we brought down
in our hands to buy food:
we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v23

And he said,

Peace be to you, fear not:
your GOD, and the GOD of your father,
hath given you treasure in your sacks:
I had your money.


And he brought Simeon out unto them.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v24

And the man brought the men into Joseph's house,
and gave them water, and they washed their feet,
and he gave their asses provender.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v25

And they made ready the present
against Joseph came at noon: for they heard

That they should eat bread there.

¶ Genesis 43 v26-34

{ heart }   [GE] 43v26

And when Joseph came home,
they brought him the present which was in their hand
into the house,
and bowed themselves to him to the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v27

And he asked them of their welfare,
and said,

Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake?
Is he yet alive?

{ heart }   [GE] 43v28

And they answered,

Thy servant our father is in good health,
he is yet alive:


And they bowed down their heads,
and made obeisance.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v29

And he lift up his eyes,
and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son,
and said,

Is this your younger brother,
of whom ye spake unto me?


And he said,

GOD be gracious unto thee, my son.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v30

And Joseph made haste:
for his bowels did yearn upon his brother:
and he sought where to weep,
and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v31

And he washed his face, and went out,
and refrained himself, and said,

Set on bread.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v32

And they set on for him by himself,
and for them by themselves,
and for the Egyptians which did eat with him,
by themselves:
because the Egyptians might not eat bread
with the Hebrews:
for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v33

And they sat before him,
the first-born according to his birthright,
and the youngest according to his youth:
and the men marveled one at another.

{ heart }   [GE] 43v34

And he took and sent messes unto them
from before him:
but Benjamin's mess was five times so much
as any of theirs.
And they drunk, and were merry with him.

» Genesis 44

¶ Genesis 44 v1-5

{ heart }   [GE] 44v1

And he commanded the steward of his house,
saying,

Fill the men's sacks with food,
as much as they can carry,
and put every man's money in his sack's mouth.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v2

And put my cup, the silver cup,
in the sack's mouth of the youngest,
and his corn money.


And he did according to the word
that Joseph had spoken.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v3

As soon as the morning was light,
the men were sent away, they, and their asses.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v4

And when they were gone out of the city,
and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward,

Up, follow after the men;
and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them,

 ‘Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?’ 

{ heart }   [GE] 44v5

Is not this it in which my lord drinketh,
and whereby indeed he divineth?
ye have done evil in so doing.

¶ Genesis 44 v6-13

{ heart }   [GE] 44v6

And he overtook them,
and he spake unto them these same words.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v7

And they said unto him,

Wherefore saith my lord these words?
GOD forbid that thy servants
should do according to this thing.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v8

Behold, the money which we found
in our sacks' mouths,
we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan:
how then should we steal out of thy lord's house,
silver or gold?

{ heart }   [GE] 44v9

With whomsoever of thy servants it be found,
both let him die,
and we also will be my lord's bondmen.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v10

And he said,

Now also let it be according unto your words:
he with whom it is found,
shall be my servant: and ye shall be blameless.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v11

Then they speedily took down every man his sack
to the ground, and opened every man his sack.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v12

And he searched,
and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest:
and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v13

Then they rent their clothes,
and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city.

¶ Genesis 44 v14-17

{ heart }   [GE] 44v14

And Judah and his brethren came
to Joseph's house: for he was yet there:
and they fell before him on the ground.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v15

And Joseph said unto them,

What deed is this that ye have done?
Wote ye not, that such a man as I
can certainly divine?

{ heart }   [GE] 44v16

And Judah said,

What shall we say unto my lord?
what shall we speak?
or how shall we clear ourselves?
GOD hath found out the iniquity of thy servants:
behold, we are my lord's servants,
both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v17

And he said,

GOD forbid that I should do so:
but the man in whose hand the cup is found,
he shall be my servant;
and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.

¶ Genesis 44 v18-34

{ heart }   [GE] 44v18

Then Judah came near unto him,
and said,

Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee,
speak a word in my lord's ears,
and let not thine anger burn against thy servant:
for thou art even as Pharaoh.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v19

My lord asked his servants,
saying;

 ‘Have ye a father, or a brother?’ 

{ heart }   [GE] 44v20

And we said unto my lord,

 ‘We have a father, an old man,
and a child of his old age, a little one:
and his brother is dead,
and he alone is left of his mother,
and his father loveth him’.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v21

And thou saidst unto thy servants,

 ‘Bring him down unto me,
that I may set mine eyes upon him’.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v22

And we said unto my lord,

 ‘The lad cannot leave his father;
for if he should leave his father, his father would die’.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v23

And thou saidst unto thy servants,

 ‘Except your youngest brother come down with you,
ye shall see my face no more’.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v24

And it came to pass
when we came up unto thy servant my father,
we told him the words of my lord.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v25

And our father said,

 ‘Go again, and buy us a little food’.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v26

And we said,

 ‘We cannot go down:
if our youngest brother be with us,
then will we go down:
for we may not see the man's face,
except our youngest brother be with us’.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v27

And thy servant my father said unto us,

 ‘Ye know that my wife bare me two sons’.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v28

And the one went out from me, and I said,

 ‘Surely he is torn in pieces:’ 

And I saw him not since.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v29

And if ye take this also from me,
and mischief befall him,
ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow
to the grave.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v30

Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father,
and the lad be not with us;
(seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life.)

{ heart }   [GE] 44v31

It shall come to pass, when he seeth
that the lad is not with us, that he will die,
and thy servants shall bring down
the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow
to the grave.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v32

For thy servant became surety for the lad
unto my father, saying,

 ‘If I bring him not unto thee,
then I shall bear the blame to my father forever’.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v33

Now therefore, I pray thee,
let thy servant abide instead of the lad,
a bondman to my lord,
and let the lad go up with his brethren.

{ heart }   [GE] 44v34

For how shall I go up to my father,
and the lad be not with me,
lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come
on my father?

» Genesis 45

¶ Genesis 45 v1-15

{ heart }   [GE] 45v1

Then Joseph could not refrain himself
before all them that stood by him:
and he cried,

Cause every man to go out from me;

And there stood no man with him,
while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v2

And he wept aloud:
and the Egyptians, and the house of Pharaoh heard.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v3

And Joseph said unto his brethren,

I am Joseph; doth my father yet live?

And his brethren could not answer him:
for they were troubled at his presence.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v4

And Joseph said unto his brethren,

Come near to me, I pray you:

And they came near; and he said,

I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v5

Now therefore be not grieved,
nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither:
for GOD did send me before you, to preserve life.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v6

For these two years hath the famine been in the land:
and yet there are five years,
in which there shall neither be plowing nor harvest.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v7

And GOD sent me before you,
to preserve you a posterity in the earth,
and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v8

So now it was not you that sent me hither, but GOD:
and HE hath made me a father to Pharaoh,
and lord of all his house,
and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v9

Haste you, and go up to my father,
and say unto him,

 ‘Thus saith thy son Joseph;
GOD hath made me lord of all Egypt;
come down unto me, tarry not’.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v10

And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen,
and thou shalt be near unto me,
thou, and thy children, and thy children's children,
and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v11

And there will I nourish thee,
(for yet there are five years of famine)
lest thou and thy household, and all that thou hast,
come to poverty.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v12

And behold, your eyes see,
and the eyes of my brother Benjamin,
that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v13

And ye shall tell my father

 ‘Of all my glory in Egypt,
and of all that ye have seen,’ 

And ye shall haste, and bring down my father hither.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v14

And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck,
and wept: and Benjamin wept upon his neck.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v15

Moreover, he kissed all his brethren,
and wept upon them:
and after that, his brethren talked with him.

¶ Genesis 45 v16-24

{ heart }   [GE] 45v16

And the report thereof was heard
in Pharaoh's house, saying,

Joseph's brethren are come:

And it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v17

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,

Say unto thy brethren,

 ‘This do ye, lade your beasts and go,
get you unto the land of Canaan’.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v18

And take your father, and your households,
and come unto me:
and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt,
and ye shall eat the fat of the land.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v19

Now thou art commanded,

 ‘This do ye; Take you wagons out of the land of Egypt
for your little ones, and for your wives,
and bring your father, and come’.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v20

Also regard not your stuff:
for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v21

And the children of Israel did so:
and Joseph gave them wagons,
according to the commandment of Pharaoh,
and gave them provision for the way.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v22

To all of them
he gave each man changes of raiment:
but to Benjamin
he gave three hundred pieces of silver,
and five changes of raiment.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v23

And to his father he sent after this manner:
ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt,
and ten she asses laden with corn,
and bread and meat for his father by the way.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v24

So he sent his brethren away, and they departed:
and he said unto them,

See that ye fall not out by the way.

¶ Genesis 45 v25-28

{ heart }   [GE] 45v25

And they went up out of Egypt,
and came into the land of Canaan
unto Jacob their father,

{ heart }   [GE] 45v26

And told him, saying,

Joseph is yet alive,
and he is governor over all the land of Egypt.


And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v27

And they told him all the words of Joseph,
which he had said unto them:
and when he saw the wagons
which Joseph had sent to carry him,
the spirit of Jacob their father revived.

{ heart }   [GE] 45v28

And Israel said,

It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive:
I will go and see him before I die.

» Genesis 46

¶ Genesis 46 v1-7

{ heart }   [GE] 46v1

And Israel took his journey with all that he had,
and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices
unto the GOD of his father Isaac.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v2

And GOD spake unto Israel in the visions of the night,
and said,

Jacob, Jacob.

And he said,

Here am I.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v3

And HE said,

I AM GOD, the GOD of thy father,
fear not to go down into Egypt:
for I will there make of thee a great nation.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v4

I will go down with thee into Egypt;
and I will also surely bring thee up again:
and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v5

And Jacob rose up from Beersheba:
and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father,
and their little ones, and their wives,
in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v6

And they took their cattle, and their goods,
which they had gotten in the land of Canaan,
and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him:

{ heart }   [GE] 46v7

His sons, and his son's sons with him,
his daughters, and his son's daughters,
and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.

¶ Genesis 46 v8-27

{ heart }   [GE] 46v8

And these are the names of the children of Israel,
which came into Egypt,
Jacob and his sons: Reuben Jacob's firstborn;

{ heart }   [GE] 46v9

And the sons of Reuben:
Hanoch, and Pallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v10

And the sons of Simeon:
Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar,
and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v11

And the sons of Levi:
Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v12

And the sons of Judah:
Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Perez, and Zerah:
but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.
And the sons of Perez, were Hezron, and Hamul.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v13

And the sons of Issachar:
Tola, and Puvah, and Job, and Shimron.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v14

And the sons of Zebulun:
Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v15

These be the sons of Leah,
which she bare unto Jacob in Paddan-aram,
with his daughter Dinah:
all the souls of his sons and his daughters,
were thirty and three.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v16

And the sons of Gad:
Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon,
Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v17

And the sons of Asher:
Imnah, and Ishvah, and Ishvi, and Beriah,
and Serah their sister:
and the sons of Beriah: Heber, and Malchiel.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v18

These are the sons of Zilpah,
whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter:
and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v19

The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife:
Joseph, and Benjamin.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v20

And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt,
were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath
the daughter of Poti-phera priest of On
bare unto him.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v21

And the sons of Benjamin were
Bela, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman,
Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v22

These are the sons of Rachel
which were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v23

And the sons of Dan:
Hushim.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v24

And the sons of Naphtali:
Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v25

These are the sons of Bilhah,
which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter,
and she bare these unto Jacob:
all the souls were seven.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v26

All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt,
which came out of his loins,
besides Jacob's son's wives,
all the souls were threescore and six.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v27

And the sons of Joseph,
which were born him in Egypt, were two souls:
all the souls of the house of Jacob,
which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.

¶ Genesis 46 v28-34

{ heart }   [GE] 46v28

And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph,
to direct his face unto Goshen,
and they came into the land of Goshen.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v29

And Joseph made ready his chariot,
and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen,
and presented himself unto him:
and he fell on his neck,
and wept on his neck a good while.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v30

And Israel said unto Joseph,

Now let me die, since I have seen thy face,
because thou art yet alive.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v31

And Joseph said unto his brethren,
and unto his father's house,

I will go up, and show Pharaoh, and say unto him,

 ‘My brethren, and my father's house,
which were in the land of Canaan,
are come unto me’.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v32

And the men are shepherds,
for their trade hath been to feed cattle:
and they have brought their flocks, and their herds,
and all that they have.

{ heart }   [GE] 46v33

And it shall come to pass
when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say,

 ‘What is your occupation?’ 

{ heart }   [GE] 46v34

That ye shall say,

 ‘Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle,
from our youth even until now,
both we, and also our fathers:’ 

That ye may dwell in the land of Goshen;
for every shepherd is an abomination
unto the Egyptians.

» Genesis 47

¶ Genesis 47 v1-6

{ heart }   [GE] 47v1

Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh,
and said,

My father and my brethren, and their flocks,
and their herds, and all that they have,
are come out of the land of Canaan:
and behold, they are in the land of Goshen.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v2

And he took some of his brethren,
even five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v3

And Pharaoh said unto his brethren,

What is your occupation?

And they said unto Pharaoh,

Thy servants are shepherds,
both we, and also our fathers.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v4

They said moreover unto Pharaoh,

For to sojourn in the land are we come:
for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks,
for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan:
now therefore, we pray thee,
let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v5

And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph,
saying,

Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v6

The land of Egypt is before thee:
in the best of the land
make thy father and brethren to dwell:
in the land of Goshen let them dwell:
and if thou knowest any man of activity amongst them,
then make them rulers over my cattle.

¶ Genesis 47 v7-12

{ heart }   [GE] 47v7

And Joseph brought in Jacob his father,
and set him before Pharaoh:
and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v8

And Pharaoh said unto Jacob,

How old art thou?

{ heart }   [GE] 47v9

And Jacob said unto Pharaoh,

The days of the years of my pilgrimage
are an hundred and thirty years:
few and evil have the days of the years
of my life been, and have not attained unto
the days of the years of the life of my fathers
in the days of their pilgrimage.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v10

And Jacob blessed Pharaoh,
and went out from before Pharaoh.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v11

And Joseph placed his father and his brethren,
and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt,
in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses,
as Pharaoh had commanded.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v12

And Joseph nourished his father and his brethren,
and all his father's household with bread,
according to their families.

¶ Genesis 47 v13-22

{ heart }   [GE] 47v13

And there was no bread in all the land:
for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt
and all the land of Canaan fainted
by reason of the famine.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v14

And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found
in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan,
for the corn which they bought:
and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v15

And when money failed
in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan,
all the Egyptians came unto Joseph,
and said,

Give us bread:
for why should we die in thy presence?
for the money faileth.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v16

And Joseph said,

Give your cattle:
and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v17

And they brought their cattle unto Joseph:
and Joseph gave them bread in exchange
for horses, and for the flocks,
and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses,
and he fed them with bread, for all their cattle
for that year.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v18

When that year was ended,
they came unto him the second year,
and said unto him,

We will not hide it from my lord,
how that our money is spent,
my lord also hath our herds of cattle:
there is not ought left in the sight of my lord,
but our bodies, and our lands.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v19

Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes,
both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread,
and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh:
and give us seed that we may live and not die,
that the land be not desolate.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v20

And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh:
for the Egyptians sold every man his field,
because the famine prevailed over them:
so the land became Pharaoh's.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v21

And as for the people, he removed them to cities
from one end of the borders of Egypt,
even to the other end thereof.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v22

Only the land of the priests bought he not:
for the priests had a portion assigned them
of Pharaoh,
and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them:
wherefore they sold not their lands.

¶ Genesis 47 v23-26

{ heart }   [GE] 47v23

Then Joseph said unto the people,

Behold, I have bought you this day,
and your land for Pharaoh:
lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v24

And it shall come to pass in the increase,
that ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh,
and four parts shall be your own,
for seed of the field, and for your food,
and for them of your households,
and for food for your little ones.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v25

And they said,

Thou hast saved our lives:
let us find grace in the sight of my lord,
and we will be Pharaoh's servants.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v26

And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt
unto this day,

That Pharaoh should have the fifth part:

Except the land of the priests only,
which became not Pharaoh's.

¶ Genesis 47 v27-31

{ heart }   [GE] 47v27

And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt,
in the country of Goshen,
and they had possessions therein,
and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v28

And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years:
so the whole age of Jacob
was an hundred forty and seven years.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v29

And the time drew nigh that Israel must die;
and he called his son,

Joseph,

And said unto him,

If now I have found grace in thy sight,
put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh,
and deal kindly and truly with me,
bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v30

But I will lie with my fathers,
and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt,
and bury me in their burying place:


And he said,

I will do as thou hast said.

{ heart }   [GE] 47v31

And he said,

Swear unto me:

And he swore unto him.
And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.

» Genesis 48

¶ Genesis 48 v1-7

{ heart }   [GE] 48v1

And it came to pass after these things,
that one told Joseph,

Behold, thy father is sick:

And he took with him his two sons,
Manasseh and Ephraim.

{ heart }   [GE] 48v2

And one told Jacob, and said,

Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee:

And Israel strengthened himself,
and sat upon the bed.

{ heart }   [GE] 48v3

And Jacob said unto Joseph,

GOD ALMIGHTY appeared unto me at Luz
in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

{ heart }   [GE] 48v4

And said unto me,

Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee,
and I will make of thee a multitude of people,
and will give this land to thy seed after thee,
for an everlasting possession.

{ heart }   [GE] 48v5

And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh,
which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt,
before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine:
as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

{ heart }   [GE] 48v6

And thy issue, which thou begettest after them,
shall be thine,
and shall be called after the name of their brethren
in their inheritance.

{ heart }   [GE] 48v7

And as for me, when I came from Paddan,
Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan, in the way,
when yet there was but a little way to come
unto Ephrath: and I buried her there
in the way of Ephrath, the same is Bethlehem.

¶ Genesis 48 v8-16

{ heart }   [GE] 48v8

And Israel beheld Joseph's sons,
and said,

Who are these?

{ heart }   [GE] 48v9

And Joseph said unto his father,

They are my sons,
whom GOD hath given me in this place:


And he said,

Bring them, I pray thee, unto me,
and I will bless them.

{ heart }   [GE] 48v10

(Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age,
so that he could not see,)
And he brought them near unto him,
and he kissed them, and embraced them.

{ heart }   [GE] 48v11

And Israel said unto Joseph,

I had not thought to see thy face:
and lo, GOD hath showed me also thy seed.

{ heart }   [GE] 48v12

And Joseph brought them out
from between his knees,
and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.

{ heart }   [GE] 48v13

And Joseph took them both,
Ephraim in his right hand, toward Israel's left hand,
and Manasseh in his left hand
towards Israel's right hand,
and brought them near unto him.

{ heart }   [GE] 48v14

And Israel stretched out his right hand,
and laid it upon Ephraim's head who was the younger;
and his left hand upon Manasseh's head,
guiding his hands wittingly:
for Manasseh was the first-born.

{ heart }   [GE] 48v15

And he blessed Joseph,
and said,

GOD before WHOM my fathers
Abraham and Isaac did walk,
the GOD WHO fed me all my life long unto this day,

{ heart }   [GE] 48v16

An ANGEL WHO redeemed me from all evil,
bless the lads , and let my name be named on them,
and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac,
and let them grow into a multitude
in the midst of the earth.

¶ Genesis 48 v17-20

{ heart }   [GE] 48v17

And when Joseph saw that his father
laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim,
it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand,
to remove it from Ephraim's head
unto Manasseh's head.

{ heart }   [GE] 48v18

And Joseph said unto his father,

Not so my father: for this is the first-born;
put thy right hand upon his head.

{ heart }   [GE] 48v19

And his father refused,
and said,

I know it, my son, I know it:
he also shall become a people,
and he also shall be great:
but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he;
and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

{ heart }   [GE] 48v20

And he blessed them that day,
saying,

In thee shall Israel bless,

Saying,

GOD make thee as Ephraim, and as Manasseh:

And he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

¶ Genesis 48 v21-22

{ heart }   [GE] 48v21

And Israel said unto Joseph,

Behold, I die: but GOD shall be with you,
and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

{ heart }   [GE] 48v22

Moreover, I have given to thee one portion
above thy brethren,
which I took out of the hand of the Amorite
with my sword, and with my bow .

» Genesis 49

¶ Genesis 49 v1-2

{ heart }   [GE] 49v1

And Jacob called unto his sons,
and said,

Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you

 ‘That which shall befall you in the last days’.

{ heart }   [GE] 49v2

Gather yourselves together,
and hear ye sons of Jacob,
and hearken unto Israel your father.

¶ Genesis 49 v3-4

{ heart }   [GE] 49v3

Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might,
and the beginning of my strength,
the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

{ heart }   [GE] 49v4

Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel,
because thou wentest up to thy father's bed:
then defiledst thou it. he went up to my couch.

¶ Genesis 49 v5-7

{ heart }   [GE] 49v5

Simeon and Levi are brethren,
instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.

{ heart }   [GE] 49v6

O my soul, come not thou into their secret:
unto their assembly mine honor be not thou united:
for in their anger they slew a man,
and in their self will they digged down a wall.

{ heart }   [GE] 49v7

Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce;
and their wrath, for it was cruel:
I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

¶ Genesis 49 v8-12

{ heart }   [GE] 49v8

Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise:
thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies,
thy father's children shall bow down before thee.

{ heart }   [GE] 49v9

Judah is a lion's whelp:
from the prey, my son, thou art gone up:
he stooped down, he couched as a lion,
and as an old lion: who shall rouse him up?

{ heart }   [GE] 49v10

The scepter shall not depart from Judah,
nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
until Shiloh come:
and unto HIM shall the gathering of the people be:

{ heart }   [GE] 49v11

Binding his foal unto the vine,
and his ass's colt unto the choice vine;
he washed his garments in wine,
and his clothes in the blood of grapes.

{ heart }   [GE] 49v12

His eyes shall be red with wine,
and his teeth white with milk.

¶ Genesis 49 v13

{ heart }   [GE] 49v13

Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea,
and he shall be for an haven of ships:
and his border shall be unto Sidon.

¶ Genesis 49 v14-15

{ heart }   [GE] 49v14

Issachar is a strong ass
crouching down between two burdens.

{ heart }   [GE] 49v15

And he saw that rest was good,
and the land that it was pleasant:
and bowed his shoulder to bear,
and became a servant unto tribute.

¶ Genesis 49 v16-18

{ heart }   [GE] 49v16

Dan shall judge his people,
as one of the tribes of Israel.

{ heart }   [GE] 49v17

Dan shall be a serpent by the way,
an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels,
so that his rider shall fall backward.

{ heart }   [GE] 49v18

I have waited for THY salvation, O LORD.

¶ Genesis 49 v19

{ heart }   [GE] 49v19

Gad, a troop shall overcome him:
but he shall overcome at the last.

¶ Genesis 49 v20

{ heart }   [GE] 49v20

Out of Asher his bread shall be fat,
and he shall yield royal dainties.

¶ Genesis 49 v21

{ heart }   [GE] 49v21

Naphtali is a hind let loose:
He giveth goodly words.

¶ Genesis 49 v22-26

{ heart }   [GE] 49v22

Joseph is a fruitful bough,
even a fruitful bough by a well,
whose branches run over the wall.

{ heart }   [GE] 49v23

The archers have sorely grieved him,
and shot at him, and hated him.

{ heart }   [GE] 49v24

But his bow abode in strength,
and the arms of his hands were made strong,
by the hands of the mighty GOD of Jacob:
from thence is the SHEPHERD,
the STONE of Israel,

{ heart }   [GE] 49v25

Even by the GOD of thy father,
WHO shall help thee,
and by the ALMIGHTY, WHO shall bless thee
with blessings of heaven above,
blessings of the deep that lieth under,
blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

{ heart }   [GE] 49v26

The blessings of thy father have prevailed
above the blessings of my progenitors:
unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills,
they shall be on the head of Joseph,
and on the crown of the head of him
that was separate from his brethren.

¶ Genesis 49 v27

{ heart }   [GE] 49v27

Benjamin shall ravine as a wolf:
In the morning he shall devour the prey,
and at night he shall divide the spoil.

¶ Genesis 49 v28

{ heart }   [GE] 49v28

All these are the twelve tribes of Israel,
and this is that which their father spake unto them,
and blessed them:
every one according to his blessing, he blessed them.

¶ Genesis 49 v29-33

{ heart }   [GE] 49v29

And he charged them, and said unto them,

I am to be gathered unto my people:
bury me with my fathers,
in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,

{ heart }   [GE] 49v30

In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah,
which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan,
which Abraham bought with the field
of Ephron the Hittite,
for a possession of a burying place.

{ heart }   [GE] 49v31

(There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife,
there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife,
and there I buried Leah.)

{ heart }   [GE] 49v32

The purchase of the field and of the cave
that is therein, was from the children of Heth.

{ heart }   [GE] 49v33

And when Jacob had made an end
of commanding his sons,
he gathered up his feet into the bed,
and yielded up the ghost,
and was gathered unto his people.

» Genesis 50

¶ Genesis 50 v1-11

{ heart }   [GE] 50v1

And Joseph fell upon his father's face,
and wept upon him, and kissed him.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v2

And Joseph commanded his servants, the physicians,

To embalm his father:

And the physicians embalmed Israel.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v3

And forty days were fulfilled for him,
(for so are fulfilled the days of those
which are embalmed)
and the Egyptians mourned for him
threescore and ten days.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v4

And when the days of his mourning were past,
Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh,
saying,

If now I have found grace in your eyes,
speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh,
saying,

{ heart }   [GE] 50v5

My father made me swear,
saying,

 ‘Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me
in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me.’ 

Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee,
and bury my father, and I will come again.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v6

And Pharaoh said,

Go up, and bury thy father,
according as he made thee swear.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v7

And Joseph went up to bury his father:
and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh,
the elders of his house,
and all the elders of the land of Egypt,

{ heart }   [GE] 50v8

And all the house of Joseph,
and his brethren, and his father's house:
only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds,
they left in the land of Goshen.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v9

And there went up with him both chariots
and horsemen: and it was a very great company.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v10

And they came to the threshing floor of Atad,
which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned
with a great and very sore lamentation:
and he made a mourning for his father seven days.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v11

And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites
saw the mourning in the threshing floor of Atad,
they said,

This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians:

Wherefore the name of it was called

Abel-mizraim,

Which is beyond Jordan.

¶ Genesis 50 v12-14

{ heart }   [GE] 50v12

And his sons did unto him
according as he commanded them.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v13

For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan,
and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah,
which Abraham bought with the field
for a possession of a burying place,
of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v14

And Joseph returned into Egypt, he and his brethren,
and all that went up with him to bury his father,
after he had buried his father.

¶ Genesis 50 v15-21

{ heart }   [GE] 50v15

And when Joseph's brethren
saw that their father was dead, they said,

Joseph will peradventure hate us,
and will certainly requite us
all the evil which we did unto him.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v16

And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying,

Thy father did command before he died,
saying,

{ heart }   [GE] 50v17

So shall ye say unto Joseph,

 ‘Forgive, I pray thee now,
the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin:
for they did unto thee evil:’ 

And now, we pray thee,
forgive the trespass of the servants
of the GOD of thy father.


And Joseph wept, when they spake unto him.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v18

And his brethren
also went and fell down before his face,
and they said,

Behold, we are thy servants.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v19

And Joseph said unto them,

Fear not: for am I in the place of GOD?

{ heart }   [GE] 50v20

But as for you, ye thought evil against me,
but GOD meant it unto good,
to bring to pass, as it is this day,
to save many people alive.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v21

Now therefore fear ye not:
I will nourish you, and your little ones.


And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

¶ Genesis 50 v22-26

{ heart }   [GE] 50v22

And Joseph dwelt in Egypt,
he, and his father's house:
and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v23

And Joseph saw Ephraim's children,
of the third generation:
the children also of Machir, the son of Manasseh
were brought up upon Joseph's knees.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v24

And Joseph said unto his brethren,

I die: and GOD will surely visit you,
and bring you out of this land,
unto the land which HE swore
to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v25

And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel,
saying,

GOD will surely visit you,
and ye shall carry up my bones from here.

{ heart }   [GE] 50v26

So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old:
and they embalmed him,
and he was put in a coffin, in Egypt.