Genesis 35-37 Young’s Literal Translation

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God Blesses Jacob at Beth-el

35 1  And God saith unto Jacob, 'Rise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there, and make there an altar to God, who appeared unto thee in thy fleeing from the face of Esau thy brother.' 2  And Jacob saith unto his household, and unto all who 'are' with him, 'Turn aside the gods of the stranger which 'are' in your midst, and cleanse yourselves, and change your garments; 3  and we rise, and go up to Bethel, and I make there an altar to God, who is answering me in the day of my distress, and is with me in the way that I have gone.' 4  And they give unto Jacob all the gods of the stranger that 'are' in their hand, and the rings that 'are' in their ears, and Jacob hideth them under the oak which 'is' by Shechem; 5  and they journey, and the terror of God is on the cities which 'are' round about them, and they have not pursued after the sons of Jacob.

6  And Jacob cometh in to Luz which 'is' in the land of Canaan (it 'is' Bethel), he and all the people who 'are' with him, 7  and he buildeth there an altar, and proclaimeth at the place the God of Bethel: for there had God been revealed unto him, in his fleeing from the face of his brother. 8  And Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, dieth, and she is buried at the lower part of Bethel, under the oak, and he calleth its name 'Oak of weeping.' 9  And God appeareth unto Jacob again, in his coming from Padan-Aram, and blesseth him; 10  and God saith to him, 'Thy name 'is' Jacob: thy name is no more called Jacob, but Israel is thy name;' and He calleth his name Israel. 11  And God saith to him, 'I 'am' God Almighty; be fruitful and multiply, a nation and an assembly of nations is from thee, and kings from thy loins go out; 12  and the land which I have given to Abraham and to Isaac—to thee I give it, yea to thy seed after thee I give the land.' 13  And God goeth up from him, in the place where He hath spoken with him. 14  And Jacob setteth up a standing pillar in the place where He hath spoken with him, a standing pillar of stone, and he poureth on it an oblation, and he poureth on it oil; 15  and Jacob calleth the name of the place where God spake with him Bethel.

The Death of Rachel

16  And they journey from Bethel, and there is yet a kibrath of land before entering Ephratha, and Rachel beareth, and is sharply pained in her bearing; 17  and it cometh to pass, in her being sharply pained in her bearing, that the midwife saith to her, 'Fear not, for this also 'is' a son for thee.' 18  And it cometh to pass in the going out of her soul (for she died), that she calleth his name Ben-Oni; and his father called him Benjamin; 19  and Rachel dieth, and is buried in the way to Ephratha, which 'is' Bethlehem, 20  and Jacob setteth up a standing pillar over her grave; which 'is' the standing pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

21  And Israel journeyeth, and stretcheth out his tent beyond the tower of Edar;

The Sons of Jacob

22  and it cometh to pass in Israel's dwelling in that land, that Reuben goeth, and lieth with Bilhah his father's concubine; and Israel heareth. 23  And the sons of Jacob are twelve. Sons of Leah: Jacob's first-born Reuben, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun. 24  Sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin. 25  And sons of Bilhah, Rachel's maid-servant: Dan and Naphtali. 26  And sons of Zilpah, Leah's maid-servant: Gad and Asher. These 'are' sons of Jacob, who have been born to him in Padan-Aram.

The Death of Isaac

27  And Jacob cometh unto Isaac his father, at Mamre, the city of Arba (which 'is' Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac have sojourned. 28  And the days of Isaac are a hundred and eighty years, 29  and Isaac expireth, and dieth, and is gathered unto his people, aged and satisfied with days; and bury him do Esau and Jacob his sons.

The Descendants of Esau

36 1  And these 'are' births of Esau, who 'is' Edom. 2  Esau hath taken his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah daughter of Anah, daughter of Zibeon the Hivite, 3  and Bashemath daughter of Ishmael, sister of Nebajoth. 4  And Adah beareth to Esau, Eliphaz; and Bashemath hath born Reuel; 5  and Aholibamah hath born Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah. These 'are' sons of Esau, who were born to him in the land of Canaan. 6  And Esau taketh his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance which he hath acquired in the land of Canaan, and goeth into the country from the face of Jacob his brother; 7  for their substance was more abundant than to dwell together, and the land of their sojournings was not able to bear them because of their cattle; 8  and Esau dwelleth in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.

9  And these 'are' births of Esau, father of Edom, in mount Seir. 10  These 'are' the names of the sons of Esau: Eliphaz son of Adah, wife of Esau; Reuel son of Bashemath, wife of Esau. 11  And the sons of Eliphaz are Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz; 12  and Timnath hath been concubine to Eliphaz son of Esau, and she beareth to Eliphaz, Amalek; these 'are' sons of Adah wife of Esau. 13  And these 'are' sons of Reuel: Nahath and Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah; these were sons of Bashemath wife of Esau. 14  And these have been the sons of Aholibamah daughter of Anah, daughter of Zibeon, wife of Esau; and she beareth to Esau, Jeush and Jaalam and Korah. 15  These 'are' chiefs of the sons of Esau: sons of Eliphaz, first-born of Esau: chief Teman, chief Omar, chief Zepho, chief Kenaz, 16  chief Korah, chief Gatam, chief Amalek; these 'are' chiefs of Eliphaz, in the land of Edom; these 'are' sons of Adah. 17  And these 'are' sons of Reuel son of Esau: chief Nahath, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, chief Mizzah; these 'are' chiefs of Reuel, in the land of Edom; these 'are' sons of Bashemath wife of Esau. 18  And these 'are' sons of Aholibamah wife of Esau: chief Jeush, chief Jaalam, chief Korah; these 'are' chiefs of Aholibamah daughter of Anah, wife of Esau. 19  These 'are' sons of Esau (who 'is' Edom), and these their chiefs.

20  These 'are' sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, 21  and Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan; these 'are' chiefs of the Horites, sons of Seir, in the land of Edom. 22  And the sons of Lotan are Hori and Heman; and a sister of Lotan 'is' Timna. 23  And these 'are' sons of Shobal: Alvan and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho and Onam. 24  And these 'are' sons of Zibeon, both Ajah and Anah: it 'is' Anah that hath found the Imim in the wilderness, in his feeding the asses of Zibeon his father. 25  And these 'are' sons of Anah: Dishon, and Aholibamah daughter of Anah. 26  And these 'are' sons of Dishon: Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran. 27  These 'are' sons of Ezer: Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan. 28  These 'are' sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran. 29  These 'are' chiefs of the Horite: chief Lotan, chief Shobal, chief Zibeon, chief Anah, 30  chief Dishon, chief Ezer, chief Dishan: these 'are' chiefs of the Horite in reference to their chiefs in the land of Seir.

31  And these 'are' the kings who have reigned in the land of Edom before the reigning of a king over the sons of Israel. 32  And Bela son of Beor reigneth in Edom, and the name of his city 'is' Dinhabah; 33  and Bela dieth, and reign in his stead doth Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah; 34  and Jobab dieth, and reign in his stead doth Husham from the land of the Temanite. 35  And Husham dieth, and reign in his stead doth Hadad son of Bedad (who smiteth Midian in the field of Moab), and the name of his city 'is' Avith; 36  and Hadad dieth, and reign in his stead doth Samlah of Masrekah; 37  and Samlah dieth, and reign in his stead doth Saul from Rehoboth of the River; 38  and Saul dieth, and reign in his stead doth Baal-hanan son of Achbor; 39  and Baal-hanan son of Achbor dieth, and reign in his stead doth Hadar, and the name of his city 'is' Pau; and his wife's name 'is' Mehetabel daughter of Matred, daughter of Me-zahab. 40  And these 'are' the names of the chiefs of Esau, according to their families, according to their places, by their names: chief Timnah, chief Alvah, chief Jetheth, 41  chief Aholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon, 42  chief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar, 43  chief Magdiel, chief Iram: these 'are' chiefs of Edom, in reference to their dwellings, in the land of their possession; he 'is' Esau father of Edom.

Joseph Sold into Egypt

37 1  And Jacob dwelleth in the land of his father's sojournings—in the land of Canaan. 2  These 'are' births of Jacob: Joseph, a son of seventeen years, hath been enjoying himself with his brethren among the flock, (and he 'is' a youth,) with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives, and Joseph bringeth in an account of their evil unto their father. 3  And Israel hath loved Joseph more than any of his sons, for he 'is' a son of his old age, and hath made for him a long coat; 4  and his brethren see that their father hath loved him more than any of his brethren, and they hate him, and have not been able to speak 'to' him peaceably.

5  And Joseph dreameth a dream, and declareth to his brethren, and they add still more to hate him. 6  And he saith unto them, 'Hear ye, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: 7  that, lo, we are binding bundles in the midst of the field, and lo, my bundle hath arisen, and hath also stood up, and lo, your bundles are round about, and bow themselves to my bundle.' 8  And his brethren say to him, 'Dost thou certainly reign over us? dost thou certainly rule over us?' and they add still more to hate him, for his dreams, and for his words. 9  And he dreameth yet another dream, and recounteth it to his brethren, and saith, 'Lo, I have dreamed a dream again, and lo, the sun and the moon, and eleven stars, are bowing themselves to me.' 10  And he recounteth unto his father, and unto his brethren; and his father pusheth against him, and saith to him, 'What 'is' this dream which thou hast dreamt? do we certainly come—I, and thy mother, and thy brethren—to bow ourselves to thee, to the earth?' 11  and his brethren are zealous against him, and his father hath watched the matter.

12  And his brethren go to feed the flock of their father in Shechem, 13  and Israel saith unto Joseph, 'Are not thy brethren feeding in Shechem? come, and I send thee unto them;' and he saith to him, 'Here 'am' I;' 14  and he saith to him, 'Go, I pray thee, see the peace of thy brethren, and the peace of the flock, and bring me back word;' and he sendeth him from the valley of Hebron, and he cometh to Shechem. 15  And a man findeth him, and lo, he is wandering in the field, and the man asketh him, saying, 'What seekest thou?' 16  and he saith, 'My brethren I am seeking, declare to me, I pray thee, where they are feeding?' 17  And the man saith, 'They have journeyed from this, for I have heard some saying, Let us go to Dothan,' and Joseph goeth after his brethren, and findeth them in Dothan. 18  And they see him from afar, even before he draweth near unto them, and they conspire against him to put him to death. 19  And they say one unto another, 'Lo, this man of the dreams cometh; 20  and now, come, and we slay him, and cast him into one of the pits, and have said, An evil beast hath devoured him; and we see what his dreams are.' 21  And Reuben heareth, and delivereth him out of their hand, and saith, 'Let us not smite the life;' 22  and Reuben saith unto them, 'Shed no blood; cast him into this pit which 'is' in the wilderness, and put not forth a hand upon him,'—in order to deliver him out of their hand, to bring him back unto his father.

23  And it cometh to pass, when Joseph hath come unto his brethren, that they strip Joseph of his coat, the long coat which 'is' upon him, 24  and take him and cast him into the pit, and the pit 'is' empty, there is no water in it. 25  And they sit down to eat bread, and they lift up their eyes, and look, and lo, a company of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, and their camels bearing spices, and balm, and myrrh, going to take 'them' down to Egypt. 26  And Judah saith unto his brethren, 'What gain when we slay our brother, and have concealed his blood? 27  Come, and we sell him to the Ishmaelites, and our hands are not on him, for he 'is' our brother—our flesh;' and his brethren hearken. 28  And Midianite merchantmen pass by and they draw out and bring up Joseph out of the pit, and sell Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty silverlings, and they bring Joseph into Egypt. 29  And Reuben returneth unto the pit, and lo, Joseph is not in the pit, and he rendeth his garments, 30  and he returneth unto his brethren, and saith, 'The lad is not, and I—whither am I going?'

31  And they take the coat of Joseph, and slaughter a kid of the goats, and dip the coat in the blood, 32  and send the long coat, and they bring 'it' in unto their father, and say, 'This have we found; discern, we pray thee, whether it 'is' thy son's coat or not?' 33  And he discerneth it, and saith, 'My son's coat! an evil beast hath devoured him; torn—torn is Joseph!' 34  And Jacob rendeth his raiment, and putteth sackcloth on his loins, and becometh a mourner for his son many days, 35  and all his sons and all his daughters rise to comfort him, and he refuseth to comfort himself, and saith, 'For—I go down mourning unto my son, to Sheol,' and his father weepeth for him. 36  And the Medanites have sold him unto Egypt, to Potiphar, a eunuch of Pharaoh, head of the executioners.

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