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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.

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.

And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?"

Then the days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years, and he had other sons and daughters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them,

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.

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 water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered.

The water prevailed fifteen cubits higher, and the mountains were covered.

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.

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.

Also the fountains of the deep and the floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained;

Now the sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem and Ham and Japheth; and Ham was the father of Canaan.

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

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.

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.

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

The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz and Riphath and Togarmah.

The sons of Javan were Elishah and Tarshish, Kittim and Dodanim.

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.

The sons of Ham were Cush and Mizraim and Put and Canaan.

The sons of Cush were Seba and Havilah and Sabtah and Raamah and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan.

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

Also to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, and the older brother of Japheth, children were born.

The sons of Shem were Elam and Asshur and Arpachshad and Lud and Aram.

The sons of Aram were Uz and Hul and Gether and Mash.

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

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.

The days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.

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 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 the men of Sodom were wicked exceedingly and sinners against the LORD.

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,

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 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).

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.

All the men of his household, who were born in the house or bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised with him.

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,

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.

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.

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.

Now Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.

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 the field and the cave that is in it, were deeded over to Abraham for a burial site by the sons of Heth.

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.

Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night. When they arose in the morning, he said, "Send me away to my master."

Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening; and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, camels were coming.

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

The sons of Midian were Ephah and Epher and Hanoch and Abida and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.

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

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."

Then Rebekah took the best garments of Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.

He did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau's hands; so he blessed him.

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.

He looked, and saw a well in the field, and behold, three flocks of sheep were lying there beside it, for from that well they watered the flocks. Now the stone on the mouth of the well was large.

When all the flocks were gathered there, they would then roll the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep, and put the stone back in its place on the mouth of the well.

Moreover, whenever the stronger of the flock were mating, Jacob would place the rods in the sight of the flock in the gutters, so that they might mate by the rods;

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

"And it came about at the time when the flock were mating that I lifted up my eyes and saw in a dream, and behold, the male goats which were mating were striped, speckled, and mottled.

When Laban had gone to shear his flock, then Rachel stole the household idols that were her father's.

Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks and the herds and the camels, into two companies;

Now Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter; but his sons were with his livestock in the field, so Jacob kept silent until they came in.

Now the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved, and they were very angry because he had done a disgraceful thing in Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter, for such a thing ought not to be done.

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.

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;

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.

As they journeyed, there was a great terror upon the cities which were around them, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.

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

and the sons of Zilpah, Leah's maid: Gad and Asher. These are 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.

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

These are the sons of Reuel: Nahath and Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were the sons of Esau's wife Basemath.

These were the sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah and the granddaughter of Zibeon: she bore to Esau, Jeush and Jalam and Korah.

The sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister was Timna.

for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf rose up and also stood erect; and behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf."

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."