Most Popular Bible Verses in Genesis
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.
And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel."
Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden'?"
Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them"; and it was so.
Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father's house, To the land which I will show you;
Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him."
God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
To the woman He said, "I will greatly multiply Your pain in childbirth, In pain you will bring forth children; Yet your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you."
And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed."
Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;
God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.
Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am."
Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words.
Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, "I have gotten a manchild with the help of the LORD."
Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them,
but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die."
These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God.
This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven.
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.
Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.
There was evening and there was morning, a third day.
Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless.
When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.
The LORD God commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely;
After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great."
Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;
Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life.
Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever"--
"Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.
and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.
"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.
Now the LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent door in the heat of the day.
By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return."
The serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die!
And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; now he was a priest of God Most High.
The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life;
Then God said, "Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens."
Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.
And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing;
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.
"For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
"As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.
The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed.
Then God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters."
So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place.
Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years."
This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day when God created man, He made him in the likeness of God.
Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind"; and it was so.
There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
Then God said, "Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so.
"For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him."
Then Jacob departed from Beersheba and went toward Haran.
God called the light day, and the darkness He called night And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:
Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.
Seth lived one hundred and five years, and became the father of Enosh.
The man 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."
But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened.
The LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, "I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.
The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.
and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you; of all that comes out of the ark, even every beast of the earth.
God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.
that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.
He said, "Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you."
Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.
It came about when Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful.
"If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it."
And the LORD said, "The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.
and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so.
Out of the ground the LORD God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
"Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.
Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.
Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.
And Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before You!"
Arpachshad lived thirty-five years, and became the father of Shelah;
It came about when the sun had set, that it was very dark, and behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a flaming torch which passed between these pieces.
Of clean animals and animals that are not clean and birds and everything that creeps on the ground,
Pharaoh's officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
but the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, so she returned to him into the ark, for the water was on the surface of all the earth. Then he put out his hand and took her, and brought her into the ark to himself.
Bethuel became the father of Rebekah; these eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
"Why did you say, 'She is my sister,' so that I took her for my wife? Now then, here is your wife, take her and go."
He divided his forces against them by night, he and his servants, and defeated them, and pursued them as far as Hobah, which is north of Damascus.
But the LORD struck Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
Therefore he treated Abram well for her sake; and gave him sheep and oxen and donkeys and male and female servants and female donkeys and camels.
Now it came about at that time that Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, "God is with you in all that you do;
But a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground.
Again she said to him, "We have plenty of both straw and feed, and room to lodge in."
now behold, this town is near enough to flee to, and it is small. Please, let me escape there (is it not small?) that my life may be saved."
So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.
now therefore, swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my offspring or with my posterity, but according to the kindness that I have shown to you, you shall show to me and to the land in which you have sojourned."
"Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you will eat the plants of the field;
Then Seth lived eight hundred and seven years after he became the father of Enosh, and he had other sons and daughters.
"I will go down now, and see if they have done entirely according to its outcry, which has come to Me; and if not, I will know."
Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Then Pharaoh called Abram and said, "What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife?
and Resen between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.
The gold of that land is good; the bdellium and the onyx stone are there.
He brought back all the goods, and also brought back his relative Lot with his possessions, and also the women, and the people.
Then after his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley).
there went into the ark to Noah by twos, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.
and Arpachshad lived four hundred and three years after he became the father of Shelah, and he had other sons and daughters.
God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.
His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah and Gaham and Tahash and Maacah.
Eber lived thirty-four years, and became the father of Peleg;
Now may God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And an abundance of grain and new wine;
Now the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, and He opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.
He said to him, "Behold, I grant you this request also, not to overthrow the town of which you have spoken.
So he waited yet another seven days; and again he sent out the dove from the ark.
"Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you."
"This is how you shall make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, its breadth fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.
So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and indeed he loved Rachel more than Leah, and he served with Laban for another seven years.
Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they escorted him away, with his wife and all that belonged to him.
Shelah lived thirty years, and became the father of Eber;
Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is too great to bear!
and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh.
The name of the first is Pishon; it flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.
Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, while Abraham was still standing before the LORD.
The dove came to him toward evening, and behold, in her beak was a freshly picked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the water was abated from the earth.
"The one with whom you find your gods shall not live; in the presence of our kinsmen point out what is yours among my belongings and take it for yourself." For Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen them.
The woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat;
Now the sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem and Ham and Japheth; and Ham was the father of Canaan.
and Eber lived four hundred and thirty years after he became the father of Peleg, and he had other sons and daughters.
and Pathrusim and Casluhim (from which came the Philistines) and Caphtorim.
Mizraim became the father of Ludim and Anamim and Lehabim and Naphtuhim
Then Enosh lived eight hundred and fifteen years after he became the father of Kenan, and he had other sons and daughters.
Enosh lived ninety years, and became the father of Kenan.
"Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.
"But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark--you and your sons and your wife, and your sons' wives with you.
and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite."
And God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth."
The name of the second river is Gihon; it flows around the whole land of Cush.
May peoples serve you, And nations bow down to you; Be master of your brothers, And may your mother's sons bow down to you Cursed be those who curse you, And blessed be those who bless you."
Now these are the records of the generations of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran; and Haran became the father of Lot.
Then the man bowed low and worshiped the LORD.
"As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly He shall become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.
Isaac said to them, "Why have you come to me, since you hate me and have sent me away from you?"
The name of the third river is Tigris; it flows east of Assyria And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
It came about after the seven days, that the water of the flood came upon the earth.
Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and became the father of Terah;
"When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth."
and Shelah lived four hundred and three years after he became the father of Eber, and he had other sons and daughters.
"But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this season next year."
Then he said, "Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak only this once; suppose ten are found there?" And He said, "I will not destroy it on account of the ten."
"It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud,
Now to Enoch was born Irad, and Irad became the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael became the father of Methushael, and Methushael became the father of Lamech.
Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, Listen to my voice, You wives of Lamech, Give heed to my speech, For I have killed a man for wounding me; And a boy for striking me;
He spoke to Him yet again and said, "Suppose forty are found there?" And He said, "I will not do it on account of the forty."
and Nahor lived one hundred and nineteen years after he became the father of Terah, and he had other sons and daughters.
Canaan became the father of Sidon, his firstborn, and Heth
Abram passed through the land as far as the site of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. Now the Canaanite was then in the land.
He drank of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent.
and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Rephaim
the Kenite and the Kenizzite and the Kadmonite
These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was populated.
These are the sons of Shem, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, according to their nations.
"I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered.
So Laban went into Jacob's tent and into Leah's tent and into the tent of the two maids, but he did not find them. Then he went out of Leah's tent and entered Rachel's tent.
And he said, "Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord; suppose twenty are found there?" And He said, "I will not destroy it on account of the twenty."
"You shall make a window for the ark, and finish it to a cubit from the top; and set the door of the ark in the side of it; you shall make it with lower, second, and third decks.
Then he waited yet another seven days, and sent out the dove; but she did not return to him again.
Peleg lived thirty years, and became the father of Reu;
and Peleg lived two hundred and nine years after he became the father of Reu, and he had other sons and daughters.
"Behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish.
It came about when he came near to Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, "See now, I know that you are a beautiful woman;
Now it came about in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, on the first of the month, the water was dried up from the earth. Then Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the surface of the ground was dried up.
Now these are the records of the generations of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah; and sons were born to them after the flood.
Terah lived seventy years, and became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran.
"Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you, birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may breed abundantly on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth."
Joktan became the father of Almodad and Sheleph and Hazarmaveth and Jerah
Reu lived thirty-two years, and became the father of Serug;
"Hurry, escape there, for I cannot do anything until you arrive there." Therefore the name of the town was called Zoar.
and the Hivite and the Arkite and the Sinite
The sons of Shem were Elam and Asshur and Arpachshad and Lud and Aram.
and the Jebusite and the Amorite and the Girgashite
Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because there the two of them took an oath.
They said, "We see plainly that the LORD has been with you; so we said, 'Let there now be an oath between us, even between you and us, and let us make a covenant with you,
Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldeans.
So he said, "What shall I give you?" And Jacob said, "You shall not give me anything. If you will do this one thing for me, I will again pasture and keep your flock:
The territory of the Canaanite extended from Sidon as you go toward Gerar, as far as Gaza; as you go toward Sodom and Gomorrah and Admah and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha.
And Jacob said, "First swear to me"; so he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.
"When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth."
On the very same day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark,
Serug lived thirty years, and became the father of Nahor;
and Reu lived two hundred and seven years after he became the father of Serug, and he had other sons and daughters.
The rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.
So all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years, and he died.
"Behold, You have driven me this day from the face of the ground; and from Your face I will be hidden, and I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me."
These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, by their lands, by their nations.
As for Zillah, she also gave birth to Tubal-cain, the forger of all implements of bronze and iron; and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran outside to the man at the spring.
Lamech took to himself two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other, Zillah.
It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.
And Abraham replied, "Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord, although I am but dust and ashes.
In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.
Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephew, and all their possessions which they had accumulated, and the persons which they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan; thus they came to the land of Canaan.
The LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth.
Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did.
Two sons were born to Eber; the name of the one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife'; and they will kill me, but they will let you live.
Then he proceeded from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the LORD and called upon the name of the LORD.
His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.
Arpachshad became the father of Shelah; and Shelah became the father of Eber.
Also to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, and the older brother of Japheth, children were born.
He said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken His lovingkindness and His truth toward my master; as for me, the LORD has guided me in the way to the house of my master's brothers."
When he saw the ring and the bracelets on his sister's wrists, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, "This is what the man said to me," he went to the man; and behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring.
From these the coastlands of the nations were separated into their lands, every one according to his language, according to their families, into their nations.
He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them Man in the day when they were created.
"Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive.
The sons of Japheth were Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan and Tubal and Meshech and Tiras.
So they went into the ark to Noah, by twos of all flesh in which was the breath of life.
"Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will You indeed sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it?
Sarai was barren; she had no child.
He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well."
They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.
"Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons' wives with you.
Abram and Nahor took wives for themselves The name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah and Iscah.
Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew; and he ate and drank, and rose and went on his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
Kenan lived seventy years, and became the father of Mahalalel.
Esau said, "Behold, I am about to die; so of what use then is the birthright to me?"
Then he said, "Is he not rightly named Jacob, for he has supplanted me these two times? He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing." And he said, "Have you not reserved a blessing for me?"
The sun had risen over the earth when Lot came to Zoar.
and the Arvadite and the Zemarite and the Hamathite; and afterward the families of the Canaanite were spread abroad.
Then Kenan lived eight hundred and forty years after he became the father of Mahalalel, and he had other sons and daughters.
Then the flood came upon the earth for forty days, and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above the earth.
Then Abram moved his tent and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and there he built an altar to the LORD.
Every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out by their families from the ark.
She conceived again and bore a son and said, "Now this time my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons." Therefore he was named Levi.
The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz and Riphath and Togarmah.
When He finished talking with him, God went up from Abraham.
and Ophir and Havilah and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan.
they and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, all sorts of birds.
"The LORD, the God of heaven, who took me from my father's house and from the land of my birth, and who spoke to me and who swore to me, saying, 'To your descendants I will give this land,' He will send His angel before you, and you will take a wife for my son from there.
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD."
So all the days of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years, and he died.
Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters.
Now Isaac loved Esau, because he had a taste for game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
and Serug lived two hundred years after he became the father of Nahor, and he had other sons and daughters.
The sons of Javan were Elishah and Tarshish, Kittim and Dodanim.
Jared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, and became the father of Enoch.
So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years, and he died.
Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.
Then Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth on the Euphrates River became king in his place.
"Suppose the fifty righteous are lacking five, will You destroy the whole city because of five?" And He said, "I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there."
Then Mahalalel lived eight hundred and thirty years after he became the father of Jared, and he had other sons and daughters.
Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Jared.
"As for you, take for yourself some of all food which is edible, and gather it to yourself; and it shall be for food for you and for them."
and Shem lived five hundred years after he became the father of Arpachshad, and he had other sons and daughters.
All flesh that moved on the earth perished, birds and cattle and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind;
So they made a covenant at Beersheba; and Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, arose and returned to the land of the Philistines.
Now Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
The sons of Aram were Uz and Hul and Gether and Mash.
When Noah awoke from his wine, he knew what his youngest son had done to him.
Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him; and the LORD closed it behind him.
So all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred and ninety-five years, and he died.
He blessed him and said, "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth;
So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.
And he said, "Come in, blessed of the LORD! Why do you stand outside since I have prepared the house, and a place for the camels?"
The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered.
Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.
The water decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.
So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.
"May God enlarge Japheth, And let him dwell in the tents of Shem; And let Canaan be his servant."
Abram journeyed on, continuing toward the Negev.
of all that was on the dry land, all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died.
So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him.
Then Isaac trembled violently, and said, "Who was he then that hunted game and brought it to me, so that I ate of all of it before you came, and blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed."
The water prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.
Isaac his father said to him, "Who are you?" And he said, "I am your son, your firstborn, Esau."
If Cain is avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold."
and Hadoram and Uzal and Diklah
and Obal and Abimael and Sheba
Then Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen and put the gold necklace around his neck.
But his wife, from behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
Jacob said to his kinsmen, "Gather stones." So they took stones and made a heap, and they ate there by the heap.
Now their settlement extended from Mesha as you go toward Sephar, the hill country of the east.
Thus He blotted out every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky, and they were blotted out from the earth; and only Noah was left, together with those that were with him in the ark.
The king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give the people to me and take the goods for yourself."
The sons of Cush were Seba and Havilah and Sabtah and Raamah and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan.
Then it came about at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made;
Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and became the father of Lamech.
Now when the words of her elder son Esau were reported to Rebekah, she sent and called her younger son Jacob, and said to him, "Behold your brother Esau is consoling himself concerning you by planning to kill you.
And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines for many days.
"As for you, be fruitful and multiply; Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it."
As soon as He had finished speaking to Abraham the LORD departed, and Abraham returned to his place.
The water prevailed fifteen cubits higher, and the mountains were covered.
"My master made me swear, saying, 'You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live;
"Now behold, I Myself do establish My covenant with you, and with your descendants after you;
He named the second Ephraim, "For," he said, "God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction."
He also said, "Blessed be the LORD, The God of Shem; And let Canaan be his servant.
Now he called his name Noah, saying, "This one will give us rest from our work and from the toil of our hands arising from the ground which the LORD has cursed."
Esau said to his father, "Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father." So Esau lifted his voice and wept.
"Though you have felt through all my goods, what have you found of all your household goods? Set it here before my kinsmen and your kinsmen, that they may decide between us two.
Now Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed.
and the water receded steadily from the earth, and at the end of one hundred and fifty days the water decreased.
So all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years, and he died.
Then Laban replied to Jacob, "The daughters are my daughters, and the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks, and all that you see is mine. But what can I do this day to these my daughters or to their children whom they have borne?
"By your sword you shall live, And your brother you shall serve; But it shall come about when you become restless, That you will break his yoke from your neck."
"For after seven more days, I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights; and I will blot out from the face of the land every living thing that I have made."
behold, I am standing by the spring, and may it be that the maiden who comes out to draw, and to whom I say, "Please let me drink a little water from your jar";
Also the fountains of the deep and the floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained;
The water prevailed upon the earth one hundred and fifty days.
Then Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all the servants who were born in his house and all who were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's household, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the very same day, as God had said to him.
Cain had relations with his wife and she conceived, and gave birth to Enoch; and he built a city, and called the name of the city Enoch, after the name of his son.
During the seven years of plenty the land brought forth abundantly.
"These twenty years I have been with you; your ewes and your female goats have not miscarried, nor have I eaten the rams of your flocks.
"And I bowed low and worshiped the LORD, and blessed the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who had guided me in the right way to take the daughter of my master's kinsman for his son.
But Abraham complained to Abimelech because of the well of water which the servants of Abimelech had seized.
Then Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him entered the ark because of the water of the flood.
Lamech lived one hundred and eighty-two years, and became the father of a son.
Then he sent out a dove from him, to see if the water was abated from the face of the land;
Now there was a famine in the land; so Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land.
Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground.
Now Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of water came upon the earth.
Now Sarai, Abram's wife had borne him no children, and she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.
"He said to me, 'The LORD, before whom I have walked, will send His angel with you to make your journey successful, and you will take a wife for my son from my relatives and from my father's house;
So all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years, and he died.
Now these are the records of the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham became the father of Isaac;
"Stay with him a few days, until your brother's fury subsides,
God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
Then the girl ran and told her mother's household about these things.
Noah lived three hundred and fifty years after the flood.
Then Noah began farming and planted a vineyard.
Then the LORD took note of Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had promised.
So he gathered all the food of these seven years which occurred in the land of Egypt and placed the food in the cities; he placed in every city the food from its own surrounding fields.
and he sent out a raven, and it flew here and there until the water was dried up from the earth.
Then Jared lived eight hundred years after he became the father of Enoch, and he had other sons and daughters.
The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
and Esau said to Jacob, "Please let me have a swallow of that red stuff there, for I am famished." Therefore his name was called Edom.
And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
Then the firstborn said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of the earth.
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.
Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?"
And He took him outside and said, "Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them " And He said to him, "So shall your descendants be."
Now he arose that same night and took his two wives and his two maids and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.
that you will do us no harm, just as we have not touched you and have done to you nothing but good and have sent you away in peace. You are now the blessed of the LORD.'"
Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have sworn to the LORD God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,
Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven,
He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, "Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward;
"Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall cover it inside and out with pitch.
Then the LORD said to Noah, "Enter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this time.
Then Methuselah lived seven hundred and eighty-two years after he became the father of Lamech, and he had other sons and daughters.
"While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease."
Then Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
Noah did according to all that the LORD had commanded him.
"Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?"
But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it upon both their shoulders and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were turned away, so that they did not see their father's nakedness.
All the men of his household, who were born in the house or bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised with him.
And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand." He gave him a tenth of all.
The LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land " So he built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him.
Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four rivers.
also of the birds of the sky, by sevens, male and female, to keep offspring alive on the face of all the earth.
Then Lamech lived five hundred and ninety-five years after he became the father of Noah, and he had other sons and daughters.
He said, "Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed."
"Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.
And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.
And Abimelech said, "I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, nor did I hear of it until today."
So the LORD said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare the whole place on their account."
Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him from the Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there.
In the very same day Abraham was circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
When Adam had lived one hundred and thirty years, he became the father of a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth.
Now there was a famine in the land, besides the previous famine that had occurred in the days of Abraham So Isaac went to Gerar, to Abimelech king of the Philistines.
So all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died.
The days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.
The LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them."
"I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you.
Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
let me pass through your entire flock today, removing from there every speckled and spotted sheep and every black one among the lambs and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and such shall be my wages.
Now when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she became jealous of her sister; and she said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I die."
Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence.
The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him.
Now Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.
Now the man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.
When he lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three men were standing opposite him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth,
So Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and charged him, and said to him, "You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan.
Then the men rose up from there, and looked down toward Sodom; and Abraham was walking with them to send them off.
So it came about in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to the LORD of the fruit of the ground.
Now it came about, as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had hardly gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" And he said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"
Then Pharaoh named Joseph Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On, as his wife. And Joseph went forth over the land of Egypt.
"In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."
So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, he and his wife and all that belonged to him, and Lot with him.
God said to Abram, "Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed four hundred years.
Now Jacob lived in the land where his father had sojourned, in the land of Canaan.
Lot lifted up his eyes and saw all the valley of the Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere--this was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah--like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt as you go to Zoar.
Now it came about, when Isaac was old and his eyes were too dim to see, that he called his older son Esau and said to him, "My son." And he said to him, "Here I am."
But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided.
God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,
Leah conceived and bore a son and named him Reuben, for she said, "Because the LORD has seen my affliction; surely now my husband will love me."
When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he led out his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.
indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies.
Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth.
In the morning they arose early and exchanged oaths; then Isaac sent them away and they departed from him in peace.
These are the records of the generations of Shem. Shem was one hundred years old, and became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood;
that I will not take a thread or a sandal thong or anything that is yours, for fear you would say, 'I have made Abram rich.'
"Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man's brother I will require the life of man.
Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant.
When the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a peaceful man, living in tents.
Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?
Then Shaul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor became king in his place.
These are the families of the sons of Noah, according to their genealogies, by their nations; and out of these the nations were separated on the earth after the flood.
Lot went up from Zoar, and stayed in the mountains, and his two daughters with him; for he was afraid to stay in Zoar; and he stayed in a cave, he and his two daughters.
When Esau was forty years old he married Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite;
And it came about in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim,
Again, she gave birth to his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
And He said to him, "I am the LORD who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess it."
Then a fugitive came and told Abram the Hebrew Now he was living by the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner, and these were allies with Abram.
Then Jacob summoned his sons and said, "Assemble yourselves that I may tell you what will befall you in the days to come.
He said, "I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself."
God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
Abraham called the name of that place The LORD Will Provide, as it is said to this day, "In the mount of the LORD it will be provided."
"You shall take with you of every clean animal by sevens, a male and his female; and of the animals that are not clean two, a male and his female;
Then God said to Jacob, "Arise, go up to Bethel and live there, and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau."
He had him ride in his second chariot; and they proclaimed before him, "Bow the knee!" And he set him over all the land of Egypt.
He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to Me from the ground.
To Seth, to him also a son was born; and he called his name Enosh Then men began to call upon the name of the LORD.
And it came about at that time, that Judah departed from his brothers and visited a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.
The angel of the LORD said to her further, "Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.
Now Abraham was old, advanced in age; and the LORD had blessed Abraham in every way.
Then God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.
Before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter;
"No longer shall your name be called Abram, But your name shall be Abraham; For I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.
Now it happened at the end of two full years that Pharaoh had a dream, and behold, he was standing by the Nile.
But God said, "No, but Sarah your wife will bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
"Please say that you are my sister so that it may go well with me because of you, and that I may live on account of you."
The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.
Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and they went out together from Ur of the Chaldeans in order to enter the land of Canaan; and they went as far as Haran, and settled there.
Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried, "Have everyone go out from me." So there was no man with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers.
"Judah, your brothers shall praise you; Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; Your father's sons shall bow down to you.
In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat.
But God said to Abraham, "Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac your descendants shall be named.
So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, "I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved."
Now Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah.
Then Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.
They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."
I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.
but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.
and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food"; and it was so.
And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?"
The man said, "The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate."
Pharaoh said to Joseph, "See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt."
Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Abraham said, "God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son." So the two of them walked on together.
Now Rachel had taken the household idols and put them in the camel's saddle, and she sat on them. And Laban felt through all the tent but did not find them.
Then God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.
Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, "Will a child be born to a man one hundred years old? And will Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?"
Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD answered him and Rebekah his wife conceived.
"I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."
In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him, came and defeated the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim and the Zuzim in Ham and the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim,
Now Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
He said, "I will surely return to you at this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son." And Sarah was listening at the tent door, which was behind him.
since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed?
When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, "Bless me, even me also, O my father!"
The LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do,
"As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, And you will be the father of a multitude of nations.
Now Abraham arose early in the morning and went to the place where he had stood before the LORD;
God said, "This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations;
Adam had relations with his wife again; and she gave birth to a son, and named him Seth, for, she said, "God has appointed me another offspring in place of Abel, for Cain killed him."
Now Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the Negev, and settled between Kadesh and Shur; then he sojourned in Gerar.
And she conceived again and bore a son and said, "This time I will praise the LORD." Therefore she named him Judah. Then she stopped bearing.
"I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth."
Then he also made savory food, and brought it to his father; and he said to his father, "Let my father arise and eat of his son's game, that you may bless me."
So he called it Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.
So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba.
Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions And the LORD had regard for Abel and for his offering;
The LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb; And two peoples will be separated from your body; And one people shall be stronger than the other; And the older shall serve the younger."
God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth."
but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'"
On the following day, the firstborn said to the younger, "Behold, I lay last night with my father; let us make him drink wine tonight also; then you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve our family through our father."
From that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh and Rehoboth-Ir and Calah,
So Abram went forth as the LORD had spoken to him; and Lot went with him. Now Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.
So Sarai said to Abram, "Now behold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.
"Is anything too difficult for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son."
Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the daughters of the land.
The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.
and they called to Lot and said to him, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them."
When Jacob had cooked stew, Esau came in from the field and he was famished;
"He will be a wild donkey of a man, His hand will be against everyone, And everyone's hand will be against him; And he will live to the east of all his brothers."
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a varicolored tunic.
Then he made them a feast, and they ate and drank.
Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."
Sarah laughed to herself, saying, "After I have become old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?"
Then Jacob went on his journey, and came to the land of the sons of the east.
"Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."
So the LORD said to him, "Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold " And the LORD appointed a sign for Cain, so that no one finding him would slay him.
Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs mean, which you have set by themselves?"
So the man entered the house. Then Laban unloaded the camels, and he gave straw and feed to the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.
He said, "Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me."
"Yet when they had devoured them, it could not be detected that they had devoured them, for they were just as ugly as before. Then I awoke.
Abraham came near and said, "Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?
Abram said, "O Lord GOD, what will You give me, since I am childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?"
The child grew and was weaned, and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.
"Then in the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete."
"And every male among you who is eight days old shall be circumcised throughout your generations, a servant who is born in the house or who is bought with money from any foreigner, who is not of your descendants.
When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, "What if Joseph bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong which we did to him!"
Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it."
Now Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.
Then some Midianite traders passed by, so they pulled him up and lifted Joseph out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver Thus they brought Joseph into Egypt.
And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, "I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants.
Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying,
"Joseph is a fruitful bough, A fruitful bough by a spring; Its branches run over a wall.
Then Jacob took fresh rods of poplar and almond and plane trees, and peeled white stripes in them, exposing the white which was in the rods.
The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
"The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.
"Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech."
Now the angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.
"This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: every male among you shall be circumcised.
because Abraham obeyed Me and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My laws."
It came about after these events that his master's wife looked with desire at Joseph, and she said, "Lie with me."
Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I take, and will give me food to eat and garments to wear,
and said, "By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son,
Enoch lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Methuselah.
Then they sat down to eat a meal. And as they raised their eyes and looked, behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing aromatic gum and balm and myrrh, on their way to bring them down to Egypt.
for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever.
Then they came to the place of which God had told him; and Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood, and bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.
Then the days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years, and he had other sons and daughters.
Afterward his brother came forth with his hand holding on to Esau's heel, so his name was called Jacob; and Isaac was sixty years old when she gave birth to them.
"Come, let us make our father drink wine, and let us lie with him that we may preserve our family through our father."
Then Laban said to Jacob, "Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?"
It came about while Israel was dwelling in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine, and Israel heard of it.
"And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.
So he said, "Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants He shall be to his brothers."
The sons of Ham were Cush and Mizraim and Put and Canaan.
"Judah is a lion's whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up He couches, he lies down as a lion, And as a lion, who dares rouse him up?
Then Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar became king in his place; and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, daughter of Mezahab.
Then Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son.
So Abram said to Lot, "Please let there be no strife between you and me, nor between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers.
Then she conceived again and bore a son and said, "Because the LORD has heard that I am unloved, He has therefore given me this son also." So she named him Simeon.
and he looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the valley, and he saw, and behold, the smoke of the land ascended like the smoke of a furnace.
Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, "Why are you staring at one another?"
Then Judah said to Onan, "Go in to your brother's wife, and perform your duty as a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother."
Now it came about after these things that Joseph was told, "Behold, your father is sick." So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim with him.
"But an uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant."
Then Isaac dug again the wells of water which had been dug in the days of his father Abraham, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham; and he gave them the same names which his father had given them.
Then they said to him, "Where is Sarah your wife?" And he said, "There, in the tent."
"The LORD has greatly blessed my master, so that he has become rich; and He has given him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and servants and maids, and camels and donkeys.
But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am."
Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he owned, "Please place your hand under my thigh,
Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees"; for she said, "Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?"
"I will take nothing except what the young men have eaten, and the share of the men who went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their share."
So He said to him, "Bring Me a three year old heifer, and a three year old female goat, and a three year old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon."
Now Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and went through all the land of Egypt.
Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She is my sister " So Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.
Then they journeyed from Bethel; and when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and she suffered severe labor.
So Esau bore a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him; and Esau said to himself, "The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob."
Then Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more.
Now as Jacob went on his way, the angels of God met him.
God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.
"And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be the sign of the covenant between Me and you.
Now the men of Sodom were wicked exceedingly and sinners against the LORD.
God heard the lad crying; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What is the matter with you, Hagar? Do not fear, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is.
Then behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "This man will not be your heir; but one who will come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir."
So Israel set out with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
"Sojourn in this land and I will be with you and bless you, for to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to your father Abraham.
"Simeon and Levi are brothers; Their swords are implements of violence.
So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died.
Now all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped up by filling them with earth.
Now he had still another dream, and related it to his brothers, and said, "Lo, I have had still another dream; and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me."
The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian.
God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good.
"Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the shelter of my roof."
Thus it came about, when God destroyed the cities of the valley, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot lived.
He came to a certain place and spent the night there, because the sun had set; and he took one of the stones of the place and put it under his head, and lay down in that place.
When they had brought them outside, one said, "Escape for your life! Do not look behind you, and do not stay anywhere in the valley; escape to the mountains, or you will be swept away."
Then the angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven,
Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold.
"Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, "Quickly, prepare three measures of fine flour, knead it and make bread cakes."
Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, "My father!" And he said, "Here I am, my son." And he said, "Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?"
So they made their father drink wine that night, and the firstborn went in and lay with her father; and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose.
Therefore she said to Abraham, "Drive out this maid and her son, for the son of this maid shall not be an heir with my son Isaac."
Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over it too, so he named it Sitnah.
and He overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.
that they made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar).
After Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Abram's wife Sarai took Hagar the Egyptian, her maid, and gave her to her husband Abram as his wife.
"This stone, which I have set up as a pillar, will be God's house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You."
"Besides, she actually is my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife;
therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken.
Then Jacob lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two maids.
Now these are the records of the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's maid, bore to Abraham;
Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother's wife, he wasted his seed on the ground in order not to give offspring to his brother.
But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is married."
and said, "My Lord, if now I have found favor in Your sight, please do not pass Your servant by.
God also said to him, "I am God Almighty; Be fruitful and multiply; A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, And kings shall come forth from you.
God said further to Abraham, "Now as for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.
But the children struggled together within her; and she said, "If it is so, why then am I this way?" So she went to inquire of the LORD.
So Joseph died at the age of one hundred and ten years; and he was embalmed and placed in a coffin in Egypt.
He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.
and these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, in the order of their birth: Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael, and Kedar and Adbeel and Mibsam
These are the records of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, when seventeen years of age, was pasturing the flock with his brothers while he was still a youth, along with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives And Joseph brought back a bad report about them to their father.
Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to him.
Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go over there; and we will worship and return to you."
Then his brothers went to pasture their father's flock in Shechem.
So Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on its top.
"I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and will give your descendants all these lands; and by your descendants all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;
"May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.
When morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, "Up, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away in the punishment of the city."
Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror and great darkness fell upon him.
Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan; and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.
and I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I live,
Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the LORD blessed him,
Now it came about on the same day, that Isaac's servants came in and told him about the well which they had dug, and said to him, "We have found water."
But his bow remained firm, And his arms were agile, From the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),
Now before the year of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On, bore to him.
"I will establish My covenant between Me and you, And I will multiply you exceedingly."
"I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings will come forth from you.
He blessed Joseph, and said, "The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, The God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day,
So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son; and he split wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.
Then they turned back and came to En-mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and conquered all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, who lived in Hazazon-tamar.
So Jacob served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her.
Moreover, Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Though I am Pharaoh, yet without your permission no one shall raise his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt."
It came about as her soul was departing (for she died), that she named him Ben-oni; but his father called him Benjamin.
Now Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents.
"Please let a little water be brought and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree;
Now Jacob heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, "Jacob has taken away all that was our father's, and from what belonged to our father he has made all this wealth."
When Laban had gone to shear his flock, then Rachel stole the household idols that were her father's.
"Reuben, you are my firstborn; My might and the beginning of my strength, Preeminent in dignity and preeminent in power.
The LORD appeared to him and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; stay in the land of which I shall tell you.
Then Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
Then the servant took ten camels from the camels of his master, and set out with a variety of good things of his master's in his hand; and he arose and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.
Now it came about when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, "Send me away, that I may go to my own place and to my own country.
Then it came about after these things, the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt offended their lord, the king of Egypt.
Then Judah approached him, and said, "Oh my lord, may your servant please speak a word in my lord's ears, and do not be angry with your servant; for you are equal to Pharaoh.
And Abram said, "Since You have given no offspring to me, one born in my house is my heir."
Now in the days of wheat harvest Reuben went and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, "Please give me some of your son's mandrakes."
Joseph said to his brothers, "I am about to die, but God will surely take care of you and bring you up from this land to the land which He promised on oath to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob."
Now it was about three months later that Judah was informed, "Your daughter-in-law Tamar has played the harlot, and behold, she is also with child by harlotry." Then Judah said, "Bring her out and let her be burned!"
Moreover, the angel of the LORD said to her, "I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be too many to count."
and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife.
On the third day Abraham raised his eyes and saw the place from a distance.
But when food was set before him to eat, he said, "I will not eat until I have told my business." And he said, "Speak on."
He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight.
The firstborn bore a son, and called his name Moab; he is the father of the Moabites to this day.
Then the two men said to Lot, "Whom else have you here? A son-in-law, and your sons, and your daughters, and whomever you have in the city, bring them out of the place;
The angel who has redeemed me from all evil, Bless the lads; And may my name live on in them, And the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; And may they grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."
Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and he took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.
and Mizpah, for he said, "May the LORD watch between you and me when we are absent one from the other.
So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.
She said to her father, "Let not my lord be angry that I cannot rise before you, for the manner of women is upon me " So he searched but did not find the household idols.
"Now you have indeed gone away because you longed greatly for your father's house; but why did you steal my gods?"
"Now therefore, restore the man's wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours."
And he said, "Your brother came deceitfully and has taken away your blessing."
"Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.
Then he said, "Let me go, for the dawn is breaking." But he said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
Now Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.
So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father.
Then Jacob became angry and contended with Laban; and Jacob said to Laban, "What is my transgression? What is my sin that you have hotly pursued me?
Then Joseph fell on his father's face, and wept over him and kissed him.
Then his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, facing Mamre,
And he said, "Now behold, my lords, please turn aside into your servant's house, and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way." They said however, "No, but we shall spend the night in the square."
Meanwhile, the Midianites sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, Pharaoh's officer, the captain of the bodyguard.
and Esau went to Ishmael, and married, besides the wives that he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nebaioth.
He took curds and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and placed it before them; and he was standing by them under the tree as they ate.
It came about after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac lived by Beer-lahai-roi.
They said to one another, "Here comes this dreamer!
So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, "Put away the foreign gods which are among you, and purify yourselves and change your garments;
They settled from Havilah to Shur which is east of Egypt as one goes toward Assyria; he settled in defiance of all his relatives.
Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; Sarah was past childbearing.
Rebekah said to Isaac, "I am tired of living because of the daughters of Heth; if Jacob takes a wife from the daughters of Heth, like these, from the daughters of the land, what good will my life be to me?"
Thus it came about on the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants; and he lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants.
Now Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac;
Now he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out the way before him to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.
But Er, Judah's firstborn, was evil in the sight of the LORD, so the LORD took his life.
Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, and said, "Up, get out of this place, for the LORD will destroy the city " But he appeared to his sons-in-law to be jesting.
But Joseph said to them, "Do not be afraid, for am I in God's place?
"So my honesty will answer for me later, when you come concerning my wages. Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats and black among the lambs, if found with me, will be considered stolen."
Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, "Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning for my son." So his father wept for him.
Now these are the records of the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).
She bore to him Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian and Ishbak and Shuah.
All these came as allies to the valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).
"Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father; and from there take to yourself a wife from the daughters of Laban your mother's brother.
So he left everything he owned in Joseph's charge; and with him there he did not concern himself with anything except the food which he ate. Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.
When he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he touched the socket of his thigh; so the socket of Jacob's thigh was dislocated while he wrestled with him.
"Zebulun will dwell at the seashore; And he shall be a haven for ships, And his flank shall be toward Sidon.
Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Please come closer to me." And they came closer. And he said, "I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt.
Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me."
Then he commanded his house steward, saying, "Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man's money in the mouth of his sack.
But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your maid is in your power; do to her what is good in your sight." So Sarai treated her harshly, and she fled from her presence.
Now these are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the sons of Israel.
So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).
"As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you will be buried at a good old age.
Now the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau.
Jacob said, "O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O LORD, who said to me, 'Return to your country and to your relatives, and I will prosper you,'
Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
Then he charged them and said to them, "I am about to be gathered to my people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
He was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven."
When the camels had finished drinking, the man took a gold ring weighing a half-shekel and two bracelets for her wrists weighing ten shekels in gold,
And Sarai said to Abram, "May the wrong done me be upon you I gave my maid into your arms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her sight May the LORD judge between you and me."
Abraham breathed his last and died in a ripe old age, an old man and satisfied with life; and he was gathered to his people.
Now it came about after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, "Behold, Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor:
"There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife How then could I do this great evil and sin against God?"
From the God of your father who helps you, And by the Almighty who blesses you With blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
Then their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: take some of the best products of the land in your bags, and carry down to the man as a present, a little balm and a little honey, aromatic gum and myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds.
He bought the piece of land where he had pitched his tent from the hand of the sons of Hamor, Shechem's father, for one hundred pieces of money.
As for the younger, she also bore a son, and called his name Ben-ammi; he is the father of the sons of Ammon to this day.
Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maids, so that they bore children.
God was with the lad, and he grew; and he lived in the wilderness and became an archer.
Now Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram, and camped before the city.
Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; so the length of Jacob's life was one hundred and forty-seven years.
Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
When Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her, he took her and lay with her by force.
He said, "O Lord GOD, how may I know that I will possess it?"
Yet he urged them strongly, so they turned aside to him and entered his house; and he prepared a feast for them, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.
"I will bless her, and indeed I will give you a son by her Then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her."
"So now come, let us make a covenant, you and I, and let it be a witness between you and me."
"If the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had not been for me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed God has seen my affliction and the toil of my hands, so He rendered judgment last night."
The LORD appeared to him the same night and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham; Do not fear, for I am with you I will bless you, and multiply your descendants, For the sake of My servant Abraham."
"Now behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your lovingkindness, which you have shown me by saving my life; but I cannot escape to the mountains, for the disaster will overtake me and I will die;
Now the famine was severe in the land.
Esau took his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah and the granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
Abram settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled in the cities of the valley, and moved his tents as far as Sodom.
God said to him, "Your name is Jacob; You shall no longer be called Jacob, But Israel shall be your name." Thus He called him Israel.
"Then I asked her, and said, 'Whose daughter are you?' And she said, 'The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him'; and I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her wrists.
Uz his firstborn and Buz his brother and Kemuel the father of Aram
Then God appeared to Jacob again when he came from Paddan-aram, and He blessed him.
Then Pharaoh sent and called for Joseph, and they hurriedly brought him out of the dungeon; and when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came to Pharaoh.
Before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor, came out with her jar on her shoulder.
He called the name of that place Bethel; however, previously the name of the city had been Luz.
And Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful of form and face.
Laban said, "Good, let it be according to your word."
"And of the son of the maid I will make a nation also, because he is your descendant."
But he hesitated. So the men seized his hand and the hand of his wife and the hands of his two daughters, for the compassion of the LORD was upon him; and they brought him out, and put him outside the city.
Then Abraham rose from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,
Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening; and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, camels were coming.
"Uncontrolled as water, you shall not have preeminence, Because you went up to your father's bed; Then you defiled it--he went up to my couch.
When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
'I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, where you made a vow to Me; now arise, leave this land, and return to the land of your birth.'"
The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho and Gatam and Kenaz.
Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son, and he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together.
"I am a stranger and a sojourner among you; give me a burial site among you that I may bury my dead out of my sight."
Now there was no food in all the land, because the famine was very severe, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan languished because of the famine.
When the time for Israel to die drew near, he called his son Joseph and said to him, "Please, if I have found favor in your sight, place now your hand under my thigh and deal with me in kindness and faithfulness. Please do not bury me in Egypt,
"Now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon are.
"Dan shall be a serpent in the way, A horned snake in the path, That bites the horse's heels, So that his rider falls backward.
Now the valley of Siddim was full of tar pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and they fell into them But those who survived fled to the hill country.
"At the harvest you shall give a fifth to Pharaoh, and four-fifths shall be your own for seed of the field and for your food and for those of your households and as food for your little ones."
and the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt were two; all the persons of the house of Jacob, who came to Egypt, were seventy.
Then Laban and Bethuel replied, "The matter comes from the LORD; so we cannot speak to you bad or good.
and the Horites in their Mount Seir, as far as El-paran, which is by the wilderness.
So Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The years of my sojourning are one hundred and thirty; few and unpleasant have been the years of my life, nor have they attained the years that my fathers lived during the days of their sojourning."
"Thus I was: by day the heat consumed me and the frost by night, and my sleep fled from my eyes.
And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock Now the Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land.
"Now Sarah my master's wife bore a son to my master in her old age, and he has given him all that he has.
He also commanded them saying, "Thus you shall say to my lord Esau: 'Thus says your servant Jacob, "I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed until now;
Now Jacob loved Rachel, so he said, "I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel."
But his father refused and said, "I know, my son, I know; he also will become a people and he also will be great. However, his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations."
Then Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, and said, "My father and my brothers and their flocks and their herds and all that they have, have come out of the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen."
The girl was very beautiful, a virgin, and no man had had relations with her; and she went down to the spring and filled her jar and came up.
Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh, "For," he said, "God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father's household."
"A servant who is born in your house or who is bought with your money shall surely be circumcised; thus shall My covenant be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
Abraham said, "Because I thought, surely there is no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.
Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver which he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, commercial standard.
Now after a considerable time Shua's daughter, the wife of Judah, died; and when the time of mourning was ended, Judah went up to his sheepshearers at Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
"Then the angel of God said to me in the dream, 'Jacob,' and I said, 'Here I am.'
"That which was torn of beasts I did not bring to you; I bore the loss of it myself. You required it of my hand whether stolen by day or stolen by night.
The people of all the earth came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all the earth.
And the king of Sodom and the king of Gomorrah and the king of Admah and the king of Zeboiim and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) came out; and they arrayed for battle against them in the valley of Siddim,
Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the skin with water and gave the lad a drink.
"Issachar is a strong donkey, Lying down between the sheepfolds.
He took them and sent them across the stream. And he sent across whatever he had.
Then Jacob asked him and said, "Please tell me your name." But he said, "Why is it that you ask my name?" And he blessed him there.
After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field at Machpelah facing Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.
She named him Joseph, saying, "May the LORD give me another son."
Isaac said, "Behold now, I am old and I do not know the day of my death.
Then God said to him in the dream, "Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also kept you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her.
"He ties his foal to the vine, And his donkey's colt to the choice vine; He washes his garments in wine, And his robes in the blood of grapes.
But Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on the head of Ephraim, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh's head, crossing his hands, although Manasseh was the firstborn.
The birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.
These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan and Shobal and Zibeon and Anah,
Timna was a concubine of Esau's son Eliphaz and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz. These are the sons of Esau's wife Adah.
Then Isaac his father answered and said to him, "Behold, away from the fertility of the earth shall be your dwelling, And away from the dew of heaven from above.
So Joseph's master took him and put him into the jail, the place where the king's prisoners were confined; and he was there in the jail.
So he came close and kissed him; and when he smelled the smell of his garments, he blessed him and said, "See, the smell of my son Is like the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed;
Then God remembered Rachel, and God gave heed to her and opened her womb.
He went on his journeys from the Negev as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,
They also took Lot, Abram's nephew, and his possessions and departed, for he was living in Sodom.
Now Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried below Bethel under the oak; it was named Allon-bacuth.
Then Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find a man like this, in whom is a divine spirit?"
Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, and laid each half opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds.
So Joseph settled his father and his brothers and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had ordered.
the sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, then Simeon and Levi and Judah and Issachar and Zebulun;
She said, "Here is my maid Bilhah, go in to her that she may bear on my knees, that through her I too may have children."
These are all the years of Abraham's life that he lived, one hundred and seventy-five years.
When they saw him from a distance and before he came close to them, they plotted against him to put him to death.
"But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve, and afterward they will come out with many possessions.
Then the angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself to her authority."
And the land could not sustain them while dwelling together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to remain together.
And he put a distance of three days' journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
Then he erected there an altar and called it El-Elohe-Israel.
They blessed Rebekah and said to her, "May you, our sister, Become thousands of ten thousands, And may your descendants possess The gate of those who hate them."
Now these are the names of the sons of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
"The God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us " So Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.
So they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods which they had and the rings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the oak which was near Shechem.
Then they said to him, "We have had a dream and there is no one to interpret it " Then Joseph said to them, "Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell it to me, please."
"Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; In the morning he devours the prey, And in the evening he divides the spoil."
He set the rods which he had peeled in front of the flocks in the gutters, even in the watering troughs, where the flocks came to drink; and they mated when they came to drink.
"Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me; if to the left, then I will go to the right; or if to the right, then I will go to the left."
So Ephron's field, which was in Machpelah, which faced Mamre, the field and cave which was in it, and all the trees which were in the field, that were within all the confines of its border, were deeded over
So she removed her widow's garments and covered herself with a veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in the gateway of Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah had grown up, and she had not been given to him as a wife.
Then Esau ran to meet him and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.
Now the sun rose upon him just as he crossed over Penuel, and he was limping on his thigh.
She caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me!" And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and went outside.
Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
"Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him by the hand, for I will make a great nation of him."
But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer.
I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant; for with my staff only I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two companies.
"For You said, 'I will surely prosper you and make your descendants as the sand of the sea, which is too great to be numbered.'"
But they said, "Stand aside." Furthermore, they said, "This one came in as an alien, and already he is acting like a judge; now we will treat you worse than them." So they pressed hard against Lot and came near to break the door.
But Isaac replied to Esau, "Behold, I have made him your master, and all his relatives I have given to him as servants; and with grain and new wine I have sustained him. Now as for you then, what can I do, my son?"
Now Joseph said to Pharaoh, "Pharaoh's dreams are one and the same; God has told to Pharaoh what He is about to do.
But Laban said to him, "If now it pleases you, stay with me; I have divined that the LORD has blessed me on your account."
He said, "O LORD, the God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today, and show lovingkindness to my master Abraham.
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble on me by making me odious among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and my men being few in number, they will gather together against me and attack me and I will be destroyed, I and my household."
to the place of the altar which he had made there formerly; and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
for we are about to destroy this place, because their outcry has become so great before the LORD that the LORD has sent us to destroy it."
Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the sons of Heth; even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,
His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers; and so they hated him and could not speak to him on friendly terms.
Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife, for my time is completed, that I may go in to her."
"God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance.
Therefore, to this day the sons of Israel do not eat the sinew of the hip which is on the socket of the thigh, because he touched the socket of Jacob's thigh in the sinew of the hip.
The sons of Issachar: Tola and Puvvah and Iob and Shimron.
So it came about, when Joseph reached his brothers, that they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the varicolored tunic that was on him;
"I give you one portion more than your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorite with my sword and my bow."
God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, "Jacob, Jacob." And he said, "Here I am."
Abraham also ran to the herd, and took a tender and choice calf and gave it to the servant, and he hurried to prepare it.
And the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, saying, 'Shall I indeed bear a child, when I am so old?'
and I will bring a piece of bread, that you may refresh yourselves; after that you may go on, since you have visited your servant." And they said, "So do, as you have said."
Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.
Then his father Isaac said to him, "Please come close and kiss me, my son."
and said, "Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly.
Now in the morning his spirit was troubled, so he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all its wise men And Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them to Pharaoh.
Now it came about on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword and came upon the city unawares, and killed every male.
He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at evening time, the time when women go out to draw water.
They struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves trying to find the doorway.
"Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you shall serve with me for another seven years."
and it came about, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said to her, 'This is the kindness which you will show to me: everywhere we go, say of me, "He is my brother."'"
Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre of Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had sojourned.
So Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days.
Rachel and Leah said to him, "Do we still have any portion or inheritance in our father's house?
chief Magdiel, chief Iram. These are the chiefs of Edom (that is, Esau, the father of the Edomites), according to their habitations in the land of their possession.
He moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he named it Rehoboth, for he said, "At last the LORD has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."
So Abimelech arose early in the morning and called all his servants and told all these things in their hearing; and the men were greatly frightened.
then you will be free from my oath, when you come to my relatives; and if they do not give her to you, you will be free from my oath.'
and Chesed and Hazo and Pildash and Jidlaph and Bethuel."
Then Jacob arose and put his children and his wives upon camels;
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.
Then Jacob's anger burned against Rachel, and he said, "Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?"
Then Leah said, "How fortunate!" So she named him Gad.
So Jacob came close to Isaac his father, and he felt him and said, "The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau."
For the LORD had closed fast all the wombs of the household of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.
"Dan shall judge his people, As one of the tribes of Israel.
Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it for us to kill our brother and cover up his blood?
He said, "Hagar, Sarai's maid, where have you come from and where are you going?" And she said, "I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai."
Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, "God will surely take care of you, and you shall carry my bones up from here."
"The blessings of your father Have surpassed the blessings of my ancestors Up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills; May they be on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of the one distinguished among his brothers.
All the persons belonging to Jacob, who came to Egypt, his direct descendants, not including the wives of Jacob's sons, were sixty-six persons in all,
And Isaac departed from there and camped in the valley of Gerar, and settled there.
"Now as for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died, to my sorrow, in the land of Canaan on the journey, when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath; and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem)."
So Esau lived in the hill country of Seir; Esau is Edom.
When the water in the skin was used up, she left the boy under one of the bushes.
Jacob said when he saw them, "This is God's camp." So he named that place Mahanaim.
When Leah saw that she had stopped bearing, she took her maid Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife.