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And God made a firmament and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.

These are the origins of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens

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

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

and all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years, and he died.

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

and all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety-five years and he died.

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

and all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty-five years.

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

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

There were giants in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore sons to them, the same became mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

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

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

And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth, and all the high mountains that were under all the heavens were covered.

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

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

And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark; and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters ceased;

the fountains also of the deep and the windows of the heavens were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

and the waters turned back and forth upon the earth, and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

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

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

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

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

and the dove came in to him in the evening, and, behold, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off, so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

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

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

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

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

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

and Arvadite and Zemarite and Hamathite; and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.

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

And unto Eber were born two sons; the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.

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

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

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

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

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

And in the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him came and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim and the Zuzims in Ham and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim

And one came that had escaped and told Abram the Hebrew, who dwelt among the terebinth trees of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner; and these were confederate with Abram.

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

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

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

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

And Lot went out and spoke unto his sons-in-law, those who were to marry his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons-in-law.

And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that were with thee and with everyone: thus she was reproved.

And she went and sat her down over against him a good way off as it were a bowshot; for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him and lifted up her voice and wept.

And Sarah was one hundred and twenty-seven years old; these were the years of the life of Sarah.

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

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

Then the man came into the house, and Laban ungirded his camels and gave straw and fodder for the camels and water to wash his feet and the men's feet that were with him.

And they ate and drank, he and the men that were with him, and slept; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.

And Isaac had gone out to pray in the field at the evening hour; and he lifted up his eyes and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.

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

And the sons of Midian: Ephah, Epher, Enoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.

And these were the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, one hundred seventy-five years.

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

Who were bitterness of spirit unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

And it came to pass, that when Isaac became old, and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called Esau, his eldest son, and said unto him, My son, and he said unto him, Behold, here am I.

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

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

And these words of Esau, her elder son, were told to Rebekah; and she sent and called Jacob her younger son and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as concerning thee, does comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.

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

And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and spotted and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted and every one that had some white in it, and all the brown among the sheep and gave them into the hand of his sons.

But when the sheep were feeble, he did not put them in; so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

And it came to pass at the time that the sheep conceived, that I lifted up my eyes and saw in dreams, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the females were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.

If the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, were not with me, surely thou would send me away now empty. God has seen my affliction and the work of my hands and rebuked thee last night.

Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed, and he divided the people that were with him, and the sheep and the cows and the camels, into two bands

And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah, his daughter; now his sons were with his cattle in the field, and Jacob remained silent until they were come.

And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter, a thing which ought not to be done.

And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword and came upon the city boldly and slew all the males.

Then Jacob said unto his household and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you and be clean and change your garments:

So they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their power and all their earrings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

And they journeyed, and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

And Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.

And it came to pass when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah, his father's concubine, and Israel heard of it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid: Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Padanaram.

and Aholibamah bore Jeush and Jaalam and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, who were born unto him in the land of Canaan.

For their riches were more than that they might dwell together, and the land in which they were strangers could not bear them because of their livestock.

And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.

And these are the sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah; these were the sons of Bashemath, Esau's wife.

And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: she gave birth unto Esau Jeush, Jaalam, and Korah.