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And God made the arch for a division between the waters which were under the arch and those which were over it: and it was so.

And God gave the dry land the name of Earth; and the waters together in their place were named Seas: and God saw that it was good.

These are the generations of the heaven and the earth when they were made.

In the day when the Lord God made earth and heaven there were no plants of the field on the earth, and no grass had come up: for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no man to do work on the land.

And he said, Who gave you the knowledge that you were without clothing? Have you taken of the fruit of the tree which I said you were not to take?

And all the years of Seth's life were nine hundred and twelve: and he came to his end.

And all the years of Enosh were nine hundred and five: and he came to his end.

And all the years of Kenan's life were nine hundred and ten; and he came to his end.

And all the years of Mahalalel's life were eight hundred and ninety-five: and he came to his end.

And all the years of Jared's life were nine hundred and sixty-two: and he came to his end.

And all the years of Enoch's life were three hundred and sixty-five:

And all the years of Methuselah's life were nine hundred and sixty-nine: and he came to his end.

And all the years of Lamech's life were seven hundred and seventy-seven: and he came to his end.

And after a time, when men were increasing on the earth, and had daughters,

There were men of great strength and size on the earth in those days; and after that, when the sons of God had connection with the daughters of men, they gave birth to children: these were the great men of old days, the men of great name.

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, all the fountains of the great deep came bursting through, and the windows of heaven were open;

And for forty days the waters were over all the earth; and the waters were increased so that the ark was lifted up high over the earth.

And the waters overcame everything and were increased greatly on the earth, and the ark was resting on the face of the waters.

And the waters overcame everything on the earth; and all the mountains under heaven were covered.

The waters went fifteen cubits higher, till all the mountains were covered.

Every living thing on the face of all the earth, man and cattle and things moving on the face of the earth, and birds of the air, came to destruction: only Noah and those who were with him in the ark, were kept from death.

And the waters were over the earth a hundred and fifty days.

And God kept Noah in mind, and all the living things and the cattle which were with him in the ark: and God sent a wind over the earth, and the waters went down.

And the fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were shut, and the rain from heaven was stopped.

And the waters went slowly back from the earth, and at the end of a hundred and fifty days the waters were lower.

And still the waters went on falling, till on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains were seen.

Noah sent out a raven, which went this way and that till the waters were gone from the earth.

But the dove saw no resting-place for her foot, and came back to the ark, for the waters were still over all the earth; and he put out his hand, and took her into the ark.

And in the six hundred and first year, on the first day of the first month, the waters were dry on the earth: and Noah took the cover off the ark and saw that the face of the earth was dry.

And the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth; and Ham is the father of Canaan.

These three were the sons of Noah and from them all the earth was peopled.

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

And the Lord came down to see the town and the tower which the children of men were building.

And Terah took Abram, his son, and Lot, the son of Haran, and Sarai, his daughter-in-law, the wife of his son Abram and they went out from Ur of the Chaldees, to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran, and were there for some time.

And all the years of Terah's life were two hundred and five: and Terah came to his end in Haran.

And Abram went through the land till he came to Shechem, to the holy tree of Moreh. At that time, the Canaanites were still living in the land.

And there was an argument between the keepers of Abram's cattle and the keepers of Lot's cattle: at that time the Canaanites and Perizzites were still living in the land.

So Lot took for himself all the valley of Jordan, and went to the east, and they were parted from one another.

For twelve years they were under the rule of Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they put off his control.

And in the fourteenth year, Chedorlaomer and the kings who were on his side, overcame the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim,

Now the valley of Siddim was full of holes of sticky earth; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah were put to flight and came to their end there, but the rest got away to the mountain.

And one who had got away from the fight came and gave word of it to Abram the Hebrew, who was living by the holy tree of Mamre, the Amorite, the brother of Eshcol and Aner, who were friends of Abram.

And let the Most High God be praised, who has given into your hands those who were against you. Then Abram gave him a tenth of all the goods he had taken.

And the angel of the Lord said, See, you are with child and will give birth to a son, to whom you will give the name Ishmael, because the ears of the Lord were open to your sorrow.

Then Sarah said, I was not laughing; for she was full of fear. And he said, No, but you were laughing.

But the men who were outside the door they made blind, all of them, small and great, so that they were tired out with looking for the door.

And Lot went out and said to his sons-in-law, who were married to his daughters, Come, let us go out of this place, for the Lord is about to send destruction on the town. But his sons-in-law did not take him seriously.

So Abimelech got up early in the morning and sent for all his servants and gave them word of these things, and they were full of fear.

Bethuel was the father of Rebekah: these eight were the children of Milcah and Nahor, Abraham's brother.

And the field and the hollow rock were handed over to Abraham as his property by the children of Heth.

And even before his words were ended, Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Milcah, who was the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, came out with her water-vessel on her arm.

Then the man came into the house, and Laban took their cords off the camels and gave them dry grass and food, and he gave to him and the men who were with him water for washing their feet.

Then he and the men who were with him had food and drink, and took their rest there that night; and in the morning he got up, and said, Let me now go back to my master.

And from Midian came Ephah and Epher and Hanoch and Abida and Eldaah. All these were the offspring of Keturah.

And the years of Ishmael's life were a hundred and thirty-seven: and he came to his end, and was put to rest with his people.

And the children were fighting together inside her, and she said, If it is to be so, why am I like this? So she went to put her question to the Lord.

And when the time came for her to give birth, there were two children in her body.

For he had great wealth of flocks and herds and great numbers of servants; so that the Philistines were full of envy.

Now Isaac's words to his son were said in Rebekah's hearing. Then Esau went out to get the meat.

And Rebekah took the fair robes of her oldest son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob, her younger son:

And he did not make out who he was, because his hands were covered with hair like his brother Esau's hands: so he gave him a blessing.

And coming to a certain place, he made it his resting-place for the night, for the sun had gone down; and he took one of the stones which were there, and putting it under his head he went to sleep in that place.

So that day he took all the he-goats which were banded or coloured, and all the she-goats which were marked or coloured or had white marks, and all the black sheep, and gave them into the care of his sons;

And because of this, the flock gave birth to young which were marked with bands of colour.

But when the flocks were feeble, he did not put the sticks before them; so that the feebler flocks were Laban's and the stronger were Jacob's.

Now it came to the ears of Jacob that Laban's sons were saying, Jacob has taken away all our father's property, and in this way he has got all this wealth.

And at the time when the flock were with young, I saw in a dream that all the he-goats which were joined with the she-goats were banded and marked and coloured.

So Laban went into Jacob's tent and into Leah's tent, and into the tents of the two servant-women, but they were not there; and he came out of Leah's tent and went into Rachel's.

And he gave the same orders to the second and the third and to all those who were with the herds, saying, This is what you are to say to Esau when you see him;

Then Esau came running up to him, and folding him in his arms, gave him a kiss: and the two of them were overcome with weeping.

And he said, What were all those herds which I saw on the way? And Jacob said, They were an offering so that I might have grace in my lord's eyes.

Now Jacob had word of what Shechem had done to his daughter; but his sons were in the fields with the cattle, and Jacob said nothing till they came.

Now the sons of Jacob came in from the fields when they had news of it, and they were wounded and very angry because of the shame he had done in Israel by having connection with Jacob's daughter; and they said, Such a thing is not to be done.

And their words were pleasing to Hamor and his son Shechem.

But on the third day after, before the wounds were well, two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took their swords and came into the town by surprise and put all the males to death.

And the sons of Jacob came on them when they were wounded and made waste the town because of what had been done to their sister;

But they said, Were we to let him make use of our sister as a loose woman?

And God said to Jacob, Go up now to Beth-el and make your living-place there: and put up an altar there to the God who came to you when you were in flight from your brother Esau.

Then they gave to Jacob all the strange gods which they had, and the rings which were in their ears; and Jacob put them away under the holy tree at Shechem.

So they went on from Beth-el; and while they were still some distance from Ephrath, the pains of birth came on Rachel and she had a hard time.

Now while they were living in that country, Reuben had connection with Bilhah, his father's servant-woman: and Israel had news of it.