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So God made the vaulted dome, and he caused a separation between the waters which [were] under the vaulted dome and between the waters which were over the vaulted dome. And it was so.

These are the generations of heaven and earth when they were created, in the day [that] Yahweh God made earth and heaven--

Then he asked, "Who told you that you [were] naked? Have you eaten from {the tree from which I forbade you to eat}?"

And the days of Adam after he fathered Seth were eight hundred years. And he fathered sons and daughters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And it happened [that], when humankind began to multiply on the face of the ground, daughters were born to them.

The Nephilim [were] upon the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God went into the daughters of humankind, and they bore children to them.

In the six hundredth year of the life of Noah, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month--on that day all the springs of the great deep were split open, and the windows of heaven were opened.

And the waters prevailed {overwhelmingly} upon the earth, and they covered all the high mountains which were under the entire heaven.

And he blotted out every living thing upon the surface of the ground, from humankind, to animals, to creeping things, and to the birds of heaven; they were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah and those who [were] with him in the ark remained.

And God remembered Noah and all the wild animals, and all the domesticated animals that [were] with him in the ark. And God caused a wind to blow over the earth, and the waters subsided.

And the fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, and the rain from the heavens was restrained.

And he sent out a raven; {it went to and fro} until the waters were dried up from upon the earth.

But the dove did not find a resting place for the sole of her foot, and she returned to him into the ark, for the waters [were still] on the face of the earth. And he stretched out his hand and took her, and brought her to himself into the ark.

Now the sons of Noah who came out of the ark [were] Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Ham [was] the father of Canaan.)

These three [were] the sons of Noah, and from these {the whole earth was populated}.

Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, and the two of them put [it] on [their] shoulders and, walking backward, they covered the nakedness of their father. And their faces [were turned] backward, so that they did not see the nakedness of their father.

These [are] the generations of the sons of Noah--Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Children were born to them after the flood.

the Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites. Afterward the families of the Canaanites were spread abroad.

And to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the older brother of Japheth, [children] were also born.

And to Eber two sons were born. The name of the one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided, and the name of his brother [was] Joktan.

Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these [were] the sons of Joktan.

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

And Abram traveled through the land up to the place of Shechem, to the Oak of Moreh. Now the Canaanites [were] in the land at that time.

And the land could not {support them} [so as] to live together, because their possessions were [so] many that they were not able to live together.

And there was a quarrel between the herdsmen of the livestock of Abram and the herdsmen of the livestock of Lot. Now at that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites were living in the land.

Now the men of Sodom {were extremely wicked sinners against Yahweh}.

I will make your descendants like the dust of the earth which, if anyone were able to count the dust of the earth, your descendants would be [so] counted.

So Abram pitched his tent, and he came and settled at the oaks of Mamre, which [were] at Hebron. And there he built an altar to Yahweh.

In the fourteenth year Kedorlaomer and the kings who [were] with him came and defeated the Rephaim in Ashteroth-Karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh-Kiriathaim,

Then they turned back and came to En-Mishpat (that [is], Kadesh). And they defeated the whole territory of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites who were living in Hazazon-Tamar.

Then one who escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew. And he was living at the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner. {They were allies with Abram}.

After his return from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings who [were] with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that [is], the Valley of the King).

And Abraham took Ishmael his son and all who were born of his house, and all [those] acquired by his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house, and he circumcised the flesh of their foreskin on the same day that God spoke with him.

Abraham and his son Ishmael [were] circumcised on the same day.

And all the men of his house, {those born in the house, and those acquired by money from a foreigner}, were circumcised with him.

And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, three men were standing near him. And he saw [them] and ran from the doorway of the tent to meet them. And he bowed down to the ground.

And the men who [were] at the entrance of the house they struck with blindness, both small and great, and they were unable to find the entrance.

Then Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law [who were] taking his daughters and said, "Get up! Go out from this place, because Yahweh [is going] to destroy the city!" But {it seemed like a joke} in the eyes of his sons-in-law.

So Abimelech rose early in the morning. And he called all his servants and {told them all these things}, and the men were very afraid.

And Abimelech said to Abraham, "{What were you thinking} that you did this thing?"

And {Sarah lived} one hundred and twenty-seven years; [these were] the years of the life of Sarah.

Now Ephron was sitting among the Hittites. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the Hittites with respect to all [who were] entering the gate of his city, [and] said,

So the field of Ephron which [was] in the Machpelah, which [was] near Mamre--the field and the cave which [was] in it, with all the trees that [were] in the field, which [were] within all its surrounding boundaries--{passed}

to Abraham as a property in the presence of the Hittites, with respect to all [who were] entering the gate of his city.

And the man came to the house and unloaded the camels. And he gave straw and fodder to the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who [were] with him.

And he and the men who [were] with him ate and drank, and they spent the night. And they got up in the morning, and he said, "Let me go to my master."

And Isaac went out to meditate in the field {early in the evening}, and he lifted up his eyes and saw--behold, camels were coming.

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

And the sons of Midian [were] Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abidah, and Eldaah. All of these [were] the children of Keturah.

And when her days to give birth were completed, then--behold--twins [were] in her womb.

Then Rebekah took [some of] her older son Esau's best garments that [were] with her in the house, and she put [them] on Jacob her younger son.

And he did not recognize him because his hands were hairy like the hands of Esau his brother. And he blessed him.

But the words of Esau her older son were told to Rebekah. And she sent and called for her younger son Jacob. And she said to him, "Look, Esau your brother [is] consoling himself concerning you, [intending] to kill you.

Then Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan [were] evil in the eyes of Isaac his father,

And behold, Yahweh [was] standing beside him, and he said, "I [am] Yahweh, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. The ground on which you [were] sleeping I will give to you and to your descendants.

And he looked, and behold, [there was] a well in the field, and behold, there [were] three flocks of sheep lying beside it, for out of that well the flocks were watered. And the stone on the mouth of the well [was] large.

And [when] all the flocks were gathered there, they rolled away the stone from the mouth of the well. And they watered the sheep and returned the stone upon the mouth of the well to its place.

And he set the branches that he had peeled in front of the flocks, in the troughs [and] in the water containers. And they were in heat when they came to drink.

And whenever any of the stronger of the flocks were in heat, Jacob put the branches {in full view} of the flock in the troughs that they might mate among the branches.

But with the more feeble of the flock he would not put [them there]. So the feebler were Laban's and the stronger [were] Jacob's.

Now it happened [that] at the time of the mating of the flock I lifted up my eyes and saw in a dream, and behold, the rams mounting the flock [were] streaked, speckled, and dappled.

Then Jacob was very frightened and distressed. So he divided the people, flocks, cattle, and camels that [were] with him into two companies.

And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked. And behold, Esau [was] coming and four hundred men [were] with him. And he divided the children among Leah and among Rachel, and among the two of his female servants.

And Jacob heard that Dinah his daughter had been defiled, but his sons were with his flocks in the field. And Jacob kept silent until they came.

And the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard [it]. And the men were distressed and very angry because he had done a disgraceful thing in Israel by having sexual relations with the daughter of Jacob--{something that} should not be done.

And their words were good in the eyes of Hamor and in the eyes of Shechem, the son of Hamor.

And it happened [that] on the third day, while they were in pain, two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, the brothers of Dinah, each took his sword and came against the unsuspecting city and killed all the males.

Then Jacob said to his household and to all who [were] with him, "Get rid of the foreign gods that [are] in your midst and purify yourselves and change your garments.

So they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods that [were] in their hands, and the ornamental rings that [were] in their ears. And Jacob buried them under the oak which [was] near Shechem.

Then they set out on their journey, and the terror of God was upon the cities that [were] all around them, so that they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

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

Then they journeyed from Bethel. And {when they were still some distance} from Ephrath, Rachel went into labor. And she had hard labor.

The sons of Zilpah, the female servant of Leah: Gad and Asher. These [were] the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Paddan-Aram.

and Oholibamah bore Jeush and Jalam, and Korah. These [are] the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan.

For their possessions were {too many to live together}, so that the land of their sojourning was not able to support them on account of their livestock.

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

And the sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam. And Lotan's sister [was] Timna.