Christianity According to Christ

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Covenants Notes


Ge 8:18a So Noah
Ge 8:18e and his
Ge 8:18f wife
Ge 8:18c together with his
Ge 8:18d sons
Ge 8:18g and his sons' (Ed: their) wives
Ge 8:19b/d and
Ge 8:19h one kind after another
Ge 8:19a/c/e/f All the (creatures) (Ed: they had taken with them) (birds) animals (everything) (that move) (s) (al)(on)(g) (the) (earth) (ground)
Ge 8:18b came out (of the ark)
(Ge 8:19g)
Ge 8:20a Then Noah built an altar
Ge 8:20c and, taking some of all the clean animals and cleanbirds (Ed: that he found most pleasing to the eye)
Ge 8:20d he sacrificed (Ed: them)
Ge 8:20g on it (Ed: And he)
Ge 8:20f (Ed: burned their carcasses as) offerings
Ge 8:20b to the Lord
Ge 9:20a (Ed: Then) (he) Noah
(Ge 9:21b)
Ge 9:20b a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard
Ge 9:21c became (Ed: get) drunk
Ge 9:21a When he drank (Ed: on) some of its wine (Ed: that he had made)
Ge 9:21d and lay uncovered (Ed: passed out naked) inside his tent
Ge 8:21a (Ed: When) The Lord (Ed: saw this)
Ge 8:21e and
Ge 8:21b smelled the
Ge 8:20e (Ed: odor of) burnt (Ed: flesh)
Ge 8:21f (Ed: he) said in his heart (Ed: to himself)
Ge 8:21h even though (Ed: Nothing has changed:) every inclination of his (Ed: man's) heart
Ge 8:21j from childhood (Ed: on)
Ge 8:21i is (Ed: still) evil

Ge 8:21d (Ed: But God found the) aroma (Ed: spirit of Noah's sacrifice and celebration)
Ge 8:21c pleasing
Ge 9:8a (And) Then (Ed: he) God said
(Ge 9:12a)
Ge 9:8b to Noah and his (Ed: family) sons with him
Ge 9:9a I (am) (Ed: going to) now (making) establish my (a) covenant with (between me and) you
(Ge 9:11a)
(Ge 9:12c/e)
Ge 9:9b and with your descendants after you
Ge 9:12f for all generations to come
Ge 8:21g Never again will I curse the ground because of man
Ge 8:21k And never again will I (Ed: bring) (there be) (a flood) (of) (the waters) (come) (to) destroy (Ge 9:11b) (cut off) all (life) living creatures (Ed: on) (the earth) (by) as I have done
(Ge 9:11c)
(Ge 9:15c)
Ge 8:22 As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.

Ge 9:3c (Ed: Furthermore,) Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you
Ge 9:10b every (all) living creature(s of every kind)
(Ge 9:10e)
(Ge 9:12f)
(Ge 9:15b)
Ge 9:10f on earth
Ge 9:2i all the fish of the sea
Ge 9:2e and
(Ge 9:2g)
Ge 9:2c all the beasts (livestock and wild animals) (every creature) of (that moves along) the
(ground) earth
(Ge 9:2f)
(Ge 9:10e)
Ge 9:2d and all (the birds) of the air
(Ge 9:10d)
Ge 9:10c that (who) was (were) (came out of the ark) with you
(Ge 9:10g)
(Ge 9:18b)
Ge 9:3a Everything
(Ge 9:3d)
Ge 9:3b that lives and moves will be food for you
Ge 9:2j they are (all) (those)
(Ge 9:10f)
Ge 9:2k given into your hands
Ge 9:4a But
Ge 9:4b you must not (Ed: in order to) eat meat that has its (Ed: of their flesh, you must take from
them their) lifeblood still in it.
Ge 9:2a (Ed: And so) The fear and dread of you will fall
Ge 9:2b upon
(Ge 9:2e)
(Ge 9:2h)
Ge 9:5f every animal (Ed: with which you have hitherto lived in peace.)
Ge 9:5a And
Ge 9:7a As for you
Ge 9:10a And (with)
Ge 9:5b for your lifeblood
Ge 9:6a Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood
Ge 9:5i too (Ed: also)
Ge 9:6b be shed
Ge 9:5g And (Ed: at the end of your days)
Ge 9:5c/d/j I will surely demand an accounting
Ge 9:5e/h from each man (Ed: of you)
Ge 9:5k for the life of his (Ed: your) fellow man
Ge 9:6c for in the (Ed: my own) image of God has God (Ed: have I) made (Ed: you) man

Ge 9:13a I have (Ed: Then the Lord) set my (a) rainbow in the clouds (Ed: saying) and
Ge 9:12b This (it) is (will be) the (a) sign of the (Ed: our) covenant
(Ge 9:13b)
Ge 9:14a Whenever
(Ge 9:16a)
Ge 9:14b I bring clouds over the earth
Ge 9:14d the (Ed: this) rainbow (Ed: will) appears in the clouds
(Ge 9:16b)
Ge 9:14c and
Ge 9:15a I will (see it and) remember my the (everlasting) covenant
(Ge 9:16b)
Ge 9:12d (between me) (God) (and you) and every (all) living creature(s of every kind) (Ed: that
(Ge 9:13c) dwell) with you (on) (the earth)
(Ge 9:15b)
(Ge 9:16c)
Ge 9:18a The(Ed: n God blessed the) (three) sons of Noah
(Ge 9:19b)
Ge 9:18c Shem, Ham and Japheth (Ed: and their wives as he had Adam and Eve, saying: "Now go
(Ge 10:1b) forth!")
Ge 9:7b be fruitful and
Ge 9:7f multiply
Ge 9:7h and
Ge 9:7d increase
(Ge 9:7i)
Ge 9:7e in number
Ge 9:7g (up)on (it) the earth
(Ge 9:7j)
Ge 9:19a/c (And from them) (These) (the) (Ed: three families) (nations)
(Ge 10:32f)
Ge 9:19d came the (Ed: multitudes) people who were scattered over (Ed: populate) the earth (Ed:


Ge 10:1e (Ed: And so it was that,) after the flood
(Ge 10:32i)
Ge 10:1c Noah's sons
(Ge 10:32b)
Ge 10:1d who themselves had sons
Ge 10:31c (Ed: and) their clans
Ge 10:32g (Ed: began to) spread out
Ge 11:2d ward
Ge 10:32h over the earth
Ge 2:14 (Ed: Some of) The(Ed: m eventually arrived at two great rivers, which they) name(Ed: d) of
the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Asshur. And the fourth river is the
Ge 11:2a (Ed: And) As men (Ed: they) moved east (Ed: along these rivers,)
Ge 11:2c they found (Ed: came to) a (Ed: broad, fertile) plain in (Ed: that they called) Shinar and
settled (Ed: began to congregate) there.
Ge 11:3a (Ed: And) They said
(Ge 11:4b)
Ge 11:3b to each other
Ge 11:4g not (Ed: Why must we) be scattered over the face of the whole earth
Ge 11:3c Come
(Ge 11:4c)
(Ge 11:7a)
Ge 11:3d let (u)'s (so that we may)
(Ge 11:4e)
(Ge 11:7b)
Ge 11:4f make a name for ourselves (Ed: right here) and
Ge 11:4d let us build ourselves a city with a tower that reaches to the heavens

Ge 11:3e (Ed: There was no stone to speak of there on that river plain, and so the men) ma(Ed: d)ke
bricks (Ed: of the rich soil) and bake(Ed: d) them thoroughly. (Ed: And) They used
(Ed: this) brick instead of stone (Ed: for their construction)
Ge 11:3f and
Ge 11:3h for mortar
Ge 11:3g (Ed: the) tar (Ed: that welled up from the ground in the nearby hills)
Ge 11:5c (Ed: God) came (Ed: looked) down to see (Ed: and saw) the city and the tower that
Ge 11:5d (they) the men
(Ge 11:6f)
Ge 11:5e were (have) (Ed: had) (begun to) building (do this)
(Ge 11:6g)
Ge 11:6a (Ed: and he) The Lord said (Ed: approvingly)
Ge 11:6b If
Ge 11:6d (Ed: these) people
Ge 11:6c (Ed: work together) as one
Ge 11:4a Then
(Ge 11:6f)
Ge 11:6h nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.
Ge 11:5a But
Ge 11:5b the Lord (Ed: was not pleased with the prideful spirit that motivated the men's work.)

Ge 11:1a Now (Ed: at this time,) the whole world
Ge 11:1b had (speaking) (Ed: but) one (the same) language
(Ge 11:6e)
Ge 11:1c and a common speech (Ed: dialect).
Ge 11:7e So
(Ge 11:8a)
Ge 11:8b the Lord (Ed: said, "I will)
(Ge 11:9g)
Ge 11:7c go down and
Ge 11:7d confuse(d the)ir language
(Ge 11:9d)
Ge 11:7f (Ed: Perhaps if) they will (Ed: do) not understand each other (Ed: so well, they will turn
their hearts to me.)
Ge 11:8g (Ed: This was done and, unable to communicate as) they (Ed: had, the men) stopped
building the city (Ed: and the tower that they had undertaken out of pride in themselves.)
Ge 11:9a That is why (Ed: And the city on the plain came to be)
Ge 11:9c called Babel (Ed: (or Babylon), which means "confusion"
Ge 11:9d because
Ge 11:9b it was
Ge 11:9e there (Ed: that) the Lord confused the language(Ed: s) of the whole world (Ed: as they
remain to this day.)

Ge 11:8f and (Ed: men began to drift away)
Ge 11:8d from there (Ed: in groups)
(Ge 11:9f)
Ge 10:32c according to their
Ge 10:31e languages
Ge 10:31d and
Ge 10:32d lines of descent
Ge 11:8c (Ed: and to) scattered them(Ed: selves)
(Ge 11:9h)
Ge 11:8e over all the (face of the whole) earth (Ed: as God had intended.)
(Ge 11:9i)
Ge 10:2a The (Ed: descendants of Noah's) sons of Japheth (Ed: migrated westward to the shore of
the great sea (Ed: which is known today as the Mediterranean.) And)
Ge 10:5 From these, (Ed: came) the maritime peoples (Ed: who) spread out (Ed: along the coast)
into their territories by their clans within their (Ed: which evolved into separate) nations,
each with its own language.
Ge 10:6a The sons of Ham
Ge 10:8b grew to be (Ed: gained reputations)
Ge 10:8d on the earth
Ge 10:9c/f (Ed: and in the eyes of) before the Lord
Ge 10:8c a(Ed: s) mighty (hunter)(Ed: s and) warrior(Ed: s)
(Ge 10:9b/e)
Ge 10:10 The(Ed: y retained possession) first centers of his kingdom were Babylon, Erech, Akkad
and Calneh in (Ed: the plain of) Shinar (Ed: and rapidly expanded)
Ge 10:11a From that land (Ed: in all directions), he (Ed: They completed settlement of the Euphrates
river valley, founding the great city of Ur downstream from Babylon. They) went (Ed:
northward in)to (Ed: what became) Assyria where he (Ed: they) built (the city of) Nineveh
Ge 10:19a and the borders of Canaan reached (Ed: southward along the Mediterranean coast) from
Sidon toward Gerar as far as Gaza, and then toward (Ed: inland from there, where they
established the cities of) Sodom and Gomorrah.
Ge 10:31a These are the (clans) sons (Ed: descendants) of Shem (Ed: or Semites)
(Ge 10:32a)
Ge 10:30a The region where they lived (Ed: settled)
Ge 10:30c in the
Ge 10:30e hill country (Ed: somewhere)
Ge 10:30d eastern
Ge 10:30b stretched from Mesha toward Sephar (Ed: of Babylon; probably to the north of what we
today call the Persian Gulf. They appear to have become, for the most part, semi-nomadic
sheepherders and peasant farmers.)

Ge 10:31f (Ed: And so it was that men settled) (with)in their (Ed: diverse) territories and nations. (Ed:
(Ge 10:32e) and, as time went on, these divisions became even more fragmented and intermingled.
Never again would mankind think and act as one. But this did not turn men's hearts to the
Lord as he had hoped, and they continued to go their separate ways, thinking only of themselves and their own material well-being.)


Ge 15:1a (Ed: Some centuries) After this (Ed: these events took place,)
Ge 11:29b The(Ed: re was a descendant of Shem by the) name of
Ge 11:31d Abram (Ed: who lived)
Ge 11:28d in (Ed: the city of) Ur
Ge 11:28f in the land
Ge 11:28e of (Ed: a people called) the Chaldeans
Ge 14:13b Abram the (Ed: called himself a) Hebrew,
Ge 10:21b (Ed: after one of) Shem(Ed: s great-great grandsons) was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber, (Ed: from whom he was descended).
Ge 11:29c Abram's (Ed: small household consisted of) (his) wife was Sarai
(Ge 12:5b)
Ge 11:28b his father Terah
Ge 12:4c and
Ge 12:5b his nephew Lot
Ge 11:30b (Ed: Because) (she) Sarai
(Ge 11:30d)
Ge 11:30c was barren
Ge 11:30e (Ed: Abram) had no children (Ed: of his own)

Ac 7:3b and (Ed: there)
Ge 15:1b the Word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision
Ge 12:1a The Lord (God) had (Ed: and) said to (Ed: him) Abram!
(Ac 7:3d)
Ge 17:1f I am God Almighty!
Ge 12:1b Leave your country
(Ac 7:3a)
Ge 12:1c your people
(Ac 7:3c)
Ge 12:1d and your father's household
Ge 12:1e and go to the land I will show you.
(Ac 7:3e)
Ge 15:1c Do not be afraid (Ed: to do this), Abram, (Ed: for) I am (Ed: will be) your shield (Ed: and) your very great reward.
Ge 12:3e whoever curses (Ed: seeks to harm) you I will curse
Ge 12:3d and
Ge 12:3c those who bless (Ed: show favor to) you
(Ge 12:2d)
Ge 12:3a I will
Ge 12:3b/f bless
Ge 12:2b/g and (through) you (all peoples on earth) will be a bless(ed)ing
Ge 12:2a/c/e (Ed: for) I will
Ge 12:2b make you into a great nation and
Ge 12:2f make (Ed: exalt) your name great

Ge 12:4a So Abram
He 11:8b obeyed and
Ge 12:4b left (went)
(He 11:8c)
Ge 11:31d (Ed: the land) of the Chaldeans
Ge 12:4c as the Lord (Ed: God) had told him
He 11:8d even though he did not know where he was going
Ge 15:6a (Ed: because he) Abram believed the Lord(Ed: 's promise) and he (Ed: God) credited it (Ed: this) to him as righteousness.
Ge 11:31b Abram (Ed: gathered up his meager possessions,) and together
Ge 12:4e with him
Ge 11:31a Terah took his son Abram
Ge 11:31b (and) his grandson (Lot) son of Haran
(Ge 12:4c)
Ge 11:31c and his daughter-in-law Sarai the wife of his son
Ge 11:31e set out from Ur
He 11:9b he liv(Ed: ing)ed in tents (Ed: and ever on the move)
Ge 11:31d they
Ge 12:6a Abram traveled (Ed: wandered northwest along the Euphrates river valley)
Ge 11:31f But when they came to (Ed: the city of) Haran (Ed: in western Mesopotamia), they settled
there (Ed: for a time: probably because Terah was too frail to continue.)
Ge 11:26 (Ed: He was,) After Terah had lived (Ed: all, more than) 70 years (Ed: old when) he
became the father(Ed: ed) of Abram, Nahor and Haran
Ge 12:4b Abram (Ed: himself) was 75 years old
Ge 11:30a Now (Ed: about that age.)

Ge 11:32e (Ed: There) in Haran
Ge 12:6a Abram
Ge 12:5c all the (Ed: acquired substantial) possessions
Ge 11:32c and, (Ed: it is thought, a position of some standing within the community. Nevertheless,)
Ge 11:32a/d (Ed: when) (he) Terah (died) lived
Ge 11:32b 205 years (Ed: at a ripe old age)
Gen 12:5f they (Ed: Abram again) set out (Ed: as the Lord had told him.)
Ge 12:5a He took his wife Sarai,
Ge 12:4e and (his nephew) Lot went with him
(Ge 12:5b)
Ge 12:5e and
Ge 12:5d (Ed: and all that) they had accumulated and the people they had acquired (Ed: there) in Haran
Ge 11:31d (for) to go (Ed: and headed south in)to (the land of) Canaan
(Gen 12:5g)
Ge 12:4g Abram was seventy five years old when he set out from Haran.

Ge 12:6a (Ed: They) Abram traveled through the land
Ge 12:6d At that time (Ed: until)
Gen 12:5h and they arrived there
Ge 12:6b as far as (Ed: at) the site of the great tree of Moreh at (Ed: near)
Ge 12:6e the Canaanites (Ed: city of)
Ge 12:6c Shechem
Ge 12:7i there
Ge 12:8g Abram
(Ge 13:4b)
(Ge 17:3a)
Ge 12:8d pitched his tent(Ed: s)
Ge 12:8c and
Ge 12:7h he buil(Ed:ding)t an altar
Ge 12:7g he
Ge 17:3b fell facedown (Ed: before it) and
Ge 12:8k called on
(Ge 13:4d)
Ge 12:7i to the (name of the) Lord
(Ge 12:8h/l)
(Ge 13:4e)
Ge 12:7j who had appeared to him (Ed: in Ur)
Ge 12:7a (Ed: Once again,) The Lord appeared to (Ed: him) Abram and (Ed: he) said
Ge 13:14c Lift up your eyes from where you are
Ge 13:14d and
Ge 13:14e look north and south, east and west.
Ge 12:7e (Ed: All) this (Ed: the) land (Ed: you can see, and more!)
Ge 12:7d I will give
Ge 12:7b To your offspring (Ed: heirs) (after you)
Ge 13:17a (Ed: Now) Go (Ed: on from here, and) walk through the length and breadth of
Ge 13:17b/d (it) the land
Ge 13:17c for (Ed: so that you will know the extent of the reward) I am giving
Ge 13:17e to you

Ge 12:9a (So) Then Abram
(Ge 13:18a)
Ge 13:18b moved (Ed: struck) his tents
Ge 12:9c and
Ge 12:9b set out
Ge 13:3b he went (Ed: traveling) from place to place
Ge 12:6f were in (Ed: throughout ) the land (Ed: and)
Ge 12:8e he buil(Ed: ding)t an altar to the Lord (Ed: each time he stopped.)
Ge 12:8a From there (Ed: Tree of Moreh) he went on toward (Ed: a place in) the hills (Ed: country)
Ge 12:8b/e east of (with) Bethel (though the city used to be) (Ed: which was) (called Luz) (Ed: at the (Ge 28:19b) time) and on the west (Ed: of) Ai on the east
Ge 12:9d continued(Ed: ing south, in)toward the Negev (Ed: desert north of Egypt.)
Ge 12:10e while (Ed: he was in the Negev,)
Ge 12:10b there was a famine in the land, and Abram went (Ed: on) down (Ed: in)to Egypt to live
Ge 12:10d for a (Ed: time)
Ge 12:10f because the famine (Ed: food shortage)
Ge 12:10c there
Ge 12:10g was (Ed: less) severe

Ge 12:10a Now
(Ge 20:1a)
Ge 12:11c his (Ed: despite her age, Abram's) wife Sarai
Ge 12:11e (Ed: was still) a beautiful woman
Ge 12:11a As (when) he (Abram) was (Ed: they were) about to enter (came to) Egypt
(Ge 12:14a)
Ge 12:11b he said to (Ed: her)
Ge 12:11d I know what (Ed: 's going to happen)
Ge 12:13i because of you.
Ge 12:12a When the Egyptians see you, they will say
Ge 12:12b 'This is (Ed: a desirable woman)
Ge 12:12d but
Ge 12:12c (Ed: she's t)his (Ed: man's) wife,' Then (Ed: and) they will kill me
Ge 12:12e will let (for) (Ed: to possess) you(r sake) live
(Ge 12:13e)
Ge 12:13a Say (Ed: Tell everyone)
Ge 12:11f you are
(Ge 12:13b)
Ge 12:13c my sister, so that
Ge 12:13h my life will be spared
Ge 12:13g and
Ge 12:13d I will be
Ge 12:13f well
Ge 12:13e treated
Ge 20:12 Besides, she (Ed: Strictly speaking, Sarai) really is my (Ed: was Abram's) sister, the daughter of my father (Ed: Terah) though not of my (Ed: a different) mother; and (Ed: It was not unusual according to the customs of the times that) she became my (Ed: his) wife.

Ge 12:14b the Egyptians (Ed: indeed) saw that she (Ed: Sarai) was a very beautiful woman.
Ge 12:15 And when Pharaoh's officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace.
Ge 12:16a He treated Abram well for her sake, and (Ed: seeing to it that) Abram acquired (Ed: additional) sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys
Ge 12:16d camels
Ge 12:16c and
Ge 12:16b menservants and maid(Ed: bond)servants
Ge 12:17a But the Lord
Ge 12:17c (Ed: was displeased) because of Abram's wife Sarai(Ed: 's abandonment and he)
Ge 12:17b inflicted serious diseases on Pharaoh and his household
Ge 12:18-19 So (Ed: Discovering the cause of his misfortunes,) Pharaoh summoned Abram: "What have you done to me," he said. "Why didn't you tell me she (Ed: this woman) was your wife? Why did you say, 'She is my sister,' so that I (Ed: felt free to take) took her (Ed: in)to be my (Ed: household) wife? Now then, here (Ed: she) is your wife. Take her (Ed: back) and go!"

Ge 12:20a Then Pharaoh gave orders about
Ge 12:20c to his men, and they sent
Ge 12:20b/d (him) Abram
(Ge 13:1b)
Ge 12:20e on his way
Ge 12:20f with his wife (Ed: Sarai)
(Ge 13:1d)
Ge 13:1g Lot
Ge 12:20g and everything he had
(Ge 13:1e)
Ge 13:1h went (Ed: brought) with him (Ed: into Egypt and acquired while he was there).
Ge 20:1b/g (he) Abraham
Ge 13:1c went up (moved on) from (there) Egypt (Ed: back) (in)to the (region of the) Negev (and)
(Ge 20:1c)
Ge 20:1d/h lived (stayed)
Ge 20:1f For a while
Ge 20:1i in Gerar
Ge 20:1e between Kadesh and Shur
Ge 20:2c (I) (Ed: Again) Abraham said of (to her) his wife Sara(Ed: i)h
(Ge 20:13b)
Ge 20:13 'This is how you can show your love to me: Everywhere we go, say of me, "He is my brother" '," (Ed: and I will say,)
Ge 20:2d "She is my sister."
Ge 20:2a and
Ge 20:2e Then (Ed: again, the local ruler)
Ge 20:2f Abimelech
Ge 20:2g king of Gerar
Ge 20:2h (Ed: hearing of Sarai's beauty,) sent for (Ed: her) Sarah and took her (Ed: into his household.)

Ge 20:18c because of (Ed: This time, in his displeasure at) Abraham's wife Sara(Ed: i's treatment)h.
Ge 20:18b the Lord had closed up every womb in Abimelech's household
Ge 20:3 But God (Ed: And he) came to Abimelech in a dream one night and said to him, "You are (Ed: line is) as good as dead because of the woman you have taken; she is a married woman
Ge 20:7c (Ed: to) he (Ed: this man Abram)
Ge 20:7b for (Ed: who)
(Ge 20:18a
Ge 20:7d is a (Ed: my) prophet
Ge 20:7a Now return this man's wife (Ed: her to him)
Ge 20:7e and he will pray for you and you(Ed: r family) will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all yours will die (Ed: without issue.)

Ge 20:8 Early the next morning, Abimelech summoned all his officials and - when he told them all that had happened - they were very much afraid.
Ge 20:9a Then Abimelech called Abraham in and said
Ge 20:9d/g you
Ge 20:9c/h have
Ge 20:9e (Ed: caused) (things to) (Ed: be) done to us (me)
Ge 20:9j that should (Ed: we did)not (Ed: deserve) be done."
Ge 20:10a And (Ed: he) Abimelech asked Abraham
Ge 20:9b What
(Ge 20:10b)
Ge 20:10c was your reason for doing this?"
Ge 20:9f How have I wronged you that you have brought such great guilt upon me and my kingdom?
Ge 20:11a Abraham replied
Ge 20:13b God had me wander from my father's household (Ed: and promised to protect me.)
Ge 20:13a And (Ed: But) when (Ed: I came)
Ge 20:11c in(Ed: to) this place
Ge 20:11b I said to myself, 'There is surely no fear of God (Ed: here,)
Ge 20:11d and they will kill me because of (Ed: to possess) my wife."

Ge 20:14b Abimelech brought sheep and cattle and male and female slaves and gave them to Abraham, and he returned Sara(Ed: i)h his wife to him, (Ed: saying)
Ge 20:16 To (Ed: her)Sarah he said, "I am giving you a thousand shekels (Ed: 25 pounds) of silver. This is to cover the offense against you before all who are (Ed: traveling) with you; you are completely vindicated."
Ge 20:14a Then
(Ge 20:17a)
Ge 20:17b Abraham prayed to God, and (Ed: the Lord) God healed Abimelech, his wife and his slave girls so they could
Ge 20:17c again
Ge 20:17b have children
Ac 7:7a But
Ac 7:6a (Ed: the Lord) God (said) spoke
(Ac 7:7c)
Ac 7:6b to him (Ed: Abram,) in this way: "(Ed: Because you did not trust me here and in Egypt to protect you as I promised,)Your children (Ed: descendants) will be strangers in a country not their own and (Ed: where)
Ac 7:6c they will be enslaved and mistreated
Ac 7:7b (Ed: Eventually,) I will punish the nation they serve as slaves
Ac 7:7d and they will come (Ed: lead them) out of that country and (Ed: to) worship me in this place (Ed: land I have given you).
Ac 7:7e (Ed: but only) afterward
Ac 7:6d four hundred (Ed: long, hard) years (Ed: of captivity.)

Ge 13:1a So (Ed: Abram departed from)
Ge 20:2b there
Ge 13:1f and
Ge 13:3a (Ed: proceeded north) From the Negev
Ge 13:3c until he came
Ge 13:3d/f to
Ge 13:3g the place between
Ge 13:3e/h Bethel
Ge 13:3i and Ai where his tent had been earlier
Ge 13:4a and where he had first built an altar (Ed: commemorating the Lord's promise. Thus, he completed his tour of the promised land: From the time he left Haran, his journey had taken him about ten years.)


Ge 13:5a Now (Ed: not only)
Ge 13:2b had
Ge 13:2a Abram
Ge 13:2c become very wealthy iin livestock and (Ed: as well as) in silver and gold
Ge 13:6a But
Ge 13:5b (Ed: his nephew) Lot, who was moving about with (Ed: him) Abram
Ge 13:5d had
Ge 13:5c also
Ge 13:5e (Ed: acquired sizable) flocks and herds and tents (Ed: of his own)
Ge 13:6d (Ed: Abram could see that) their (Ed: combined) possessions were so great that
Ge 13:6b the land could not support them while (Ed: if) they stayed together
Ge 13:8a So (Ed: he) Abram said to Lot
Ge 13:8d we are brothers, (you and I,)
Ge 13:6e they (Ed: but if) were not able (Ed: try) to stay together
Ge 13:8b Let's not have any (Ed: there's bound to be) quarreling
Ge 13:8d or between your herdsmen and mine
Ge 13:8c (Ed: and then) between you and me
Ge 13:9a Is not the whole (Ed: And there's no need for that: look at all this) land before you (Ed: us). Let's part company (Ed: separate in peace here and now). If you go to the left, I'll go to the right; if you go to the right, I'll go to the left.

Ge 13:12f and
Ge 13:11a So
Ge 13:11c The two men parted company.
Ge 13:10a Lot looked up (Ed: out over the land) and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan (Ed: River) was well-watered, like the (Ed: a sort of) garden of (Ed: Eden) the Lord, like the land of (Ed: Nile valley in) Egypt
Ge 13:11b (Ed: He) Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the (Ed: south)east
Ge 13:10b toward
Ge 13:12e the (Ed: great) cities of the plain
Ge 13:10c Zoar, (Ed: Sodom and Gomorrah.)
Ge 13:12b while Lot
Ge 13:12g pitched his tents near (Ed: and grazed his herds and flocks outside of) Sodom
Ge 13:18c and (Ed: took his family to)
Ge 13:12d lived among (Ed: the people of the town.)

Ge 13:14b after (this) Lot had (Ed: de)parted from him
(Ge 15:1a)
Ge 13:12a Abram (went to live)d in the land of (the great trees) (of) (at) (Mamre) (near) Canaan (Ge 13:18d) (Hebron)
Ge 13:18e w(Ed: T)here (Ed: as always,) he built an altar to the Lord.
Ge 15:1b (Ed: And one night in his tent,) the Word of the Lord (Ed: God again) (appeared) came to (Ge 15:4b) (him) Abram
(Ge 17:1b)
Ge 15:1c in a vision (Ed: and said,)
Ge 13:15 All (Ed: of) the land that you (Ed: have) see(Ed: n in your travels), I will give to you and your offspring (Ed: heirs) forever.
Ge 15:2a (And) But Abram said,
(Ge 15:3a)
Ge 15:2b O Sovereign Lord
Ge 15:2b what can you give me (Ed: that has any real meaning,) since
Ge 15:2c I remain (you have given me no) child(ren)less (Ed: of my own.)
(Ge 15:3b)
Ge 15:2d and (so) (Ed: As it now stands,) the one who will inherit my estate (be my heir) is (a servant (Ge 15:3c) in my household) Eliezer of Damascus

Ge 15:5d (Ed: And) he (Ed: the Lord) said to him
Ge 15:4d This man will not be your heir but a son coming from your own body
Ge 17:6a I will make you very fruitful
Ge 17:2c and will greatly increase your numbers.
Ge 15:4a Then
(Ge 15:5c)
Ge 15:5a He took him (Ed: Abram) outside and said,
Ge 15:5b Look up at the heavens and count the stars - if indeed you can count them.
Ge 15:5d So shall your offspring be.
Ge 13:16 I will make (Ed: them) your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the (Ed: particles of) dust, then your offspring could be counted.
Ge 17:5a No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham
Ge 13:6c for
(Ge 13:8c)
(Ge 17:5c)
Ge 17:5d I have made (will make of) you a (Ed: the) father of many nations
(Ge 17:6b)
Ge 17:6c and kings will come from (Ed: be) you(Ed: r issue (Abram means "exalted father;" Abraham, "the father of many").)

Hagar and Ishmael

Ge 16:1c (Ed: When) Abram's, (Ed: - or Abraham, as the Lord had renamed him - told) (his) wife
(Ge 16:3c)
Ge 16:1b Sarai
(Ge 16:3b)
Ge 16:2k what
Ge 16:1d had (Ed: happened,)
Ge 16:2b/l she (Sarai) said to (Ed: him) Abram
Ge 16:2c The Lord has
Ge 16:1e borne him no (kept me from having) (Ed: your) children
(Ge 16:2d)
Ge 16:1f But
Ge 16:2h perhaps (Ed: he intends that) I can build a family through
Ge 16:1g she had an (my) (her) Egyptian maidservant named Hagar.
(Ge 16:2g)
(Ge 16:3e)
Ge 16:2e Go (Ed: and) sleep with
Ge 16:2h her. Abra(Ed: ha)m agreed to (Ed: this)
Ge 16:3f and
Ge 16:3d took
Ge 16:3g gave her (Ed: Hagar) to her husband to be his (Ed: second) wife.
Ge 16:4a He slept with (Ed: her)Hagar and she conceived.

Ge 16:4b When she knew (Ed: Hagar discovered) she was pregnant, (Ed: however,) she began to despise her mistress (Ed: treat Sarai with contempt).
Ge 16:5a Then (Ed: Wounded by this, Sarai (Ed: went) to Abra(Ed: ha)m (Ed: and) said
Ge 16:5c I (Ed: know that I) put my servant in your arms
Ge 16:1a (Ed: but) now
(Ge 16:5e)
Ge 16:5f that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me.
Ge 16:5b (Ed: Rightly or wrongly, I hold) You are responsible for the wrong (Ed: humiliation) I am suffering
Ge 16:5f May the Lord judge between you and me."
Ge 16:6 "(Ed: She's) Your servant is in your hands," Abra(Ed: ha)m said. "Do with her whatever you think best." Then, Sarai mistreated Hagar; so (Ed: badly that Hagar) she fled from her
Ge 16:7b (Ed: out) in(Ed: to) the desert

Ge 16:7a The (Ed: An) angel of (Ed: sent by) the Lord found Hagar near a(Ed: n oasis) spring
Ge 16:7c it was the spring that is beside (Ed: on) the road to (Ed: Gaza) Shur.
Ge 16:8 And he said, "Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?" "I'm running away from my mistress Sarai," she answered.
Ge 16:9a Then the angel of the Lord (added) (also) told (said to) her
(Ge 16:10a)
(Ge 16:11a)
Ge 16:11c The Lord has heard of your misery, (Ed: and has sent me to tell you:)
Ge 16:11c with (Ed: The) child
Ge 16:11b You are now (Ed: carrying)
Ge 16:11e you will have (Ed: be) a son
Ge 16:11d and
Ge 16:11f You shall name him Ishmael (Ed: which means, "God hears") for
Ge 16:12c and
Ge 16:16b when
Ge 16:12a/d He (Ed: is grown, he) will (live) be (Ed: free and untamed)
Ge 16:12b a (Ed: like the) wild donkey of (Ed: the desert) a man
Ge 16:12e to the east of all his brothers.
Ge 16:12c his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him
Ge 21:18b (Ed: but) I will make him into a great nation.
Ge 16:9b (Ed: Now) Go back to your mistress and submit to her, (Ed: and)
Ge 16:10b I will so increase your descendants that they will be too numerous to count.

Ge 16:15a (Ed: And) So Hagar (Ed: returned to the house of) Abra(Ed: ha)m (Ed: and, in due time,) (Ge 16:16c) bore (him) a son, and Abra(Ed: ha)m gave the (Ed: child the) name Ishmael (Ed: as the Lord had commanded) to the son she had borne.
Ge 16:16a (Ed: When Ishmael was born,) Abra(Ed: ha)m was eighty-six years old.
Ge 16:3a So after Abram (Ed: He) had been living in Canaan for ten years

The Original Covenant

Ge 15:18a (Then) (When) On that day
(Ge 17:1a)
(Ge 17:18a)
(Ge 17:24b)
Ge 17:1b Abra(ha)m was ninety-nine years old
(Ge 17:24a)
Ge 17:25 and his son Ishmael was thirteen
Ge 15:18b the Lord (Ed: again)
(Ge 17:1c)
(Ge 17:9a)
Ge 17:1d appeared to him
Ge 15:18d and said to (Abraham!)
(Ge 17:1e)
Ge 17:3a Abraham fell face down,
(Ge 17:17a)
Ge 17:3b and God said to him:
Ge 15:18c made a (I will) (Ed: The time has come to) (establish my) covenant with Abraham
(Ge 17:7a)
Ge 17:7b (is to be) as an everlasting covenant between me and you
(Ge 17:13f)
Ge 15:18e (and) your descendants
(Ge 17:7c)
(Ge 17:9d)
Ge 17:7d after you for the (all) generations to come
(Ge 17:9e)
(Ge 17:12a)

Ge 17:4a As for me,
Ge 17:4b this is my covenant with you
(Ge 17:10a)
Ge 17:4c You will be the father of many nations
Ge 17:8d and
Ge 17:8a The whole land of Canaan where you are now an alien
Ge 15:18g from the river (Ed: Great Wadi) of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates
Ge 15:18f I (will) give this land
Ge 17:8b
Ge 15:18e To (you and) your descendants (after you)
(Ge 17:8c)
Ge 17:8c as an everlasting possession
Ge 17:9c As for you,
Ge 17:9d (Ed: this is) (the) covenant you must (are to) keep my
(Ge 17:10c)
Ge 17:7c to (I will) be
(Ge 17:8e)
Ge 17:7d your God and
Ge 17:7e the(ir) God
(Ge 17:8f)
Ge 17:7f of your descendants after you.
Ge 17:1i be blameless (Ed: in this)
Ge 17:1h and (Ed: always)
Ge 17:1g walk (Ed: only) before me.

Ge 17:11c and it (Ed: this) will be the sign
Ge 17:13e in your flesh
Ge 17:11d of the (my) covenant between me and you.
(Ge 17:13d)
Ge 17:11a You,
Ge 17:10b and (Ed: each of) your (Ed: male) descendants after you
Ge 17:12c who is eight days old,
Ge 17:10e must be circumcised.
(Ge 17:12d)
Ge 17:10d (Ed: And) Every male among you
(Ge 17:12b)
Ge 17:12h those who are (Ed: is) not your offspring
Ge 17:12e (Whether) including those
Ge 17:13a
Ge 17:12f born in your household or bought with (your) money
(Ge 17:13b)
Ge 17:12g from a(Ed: n outsider) foreigner
Ge 17:11b (they) are to (must) undergo circumcision (be circumcised).
(Ge 17:13c)
Ge 17:14a Any uncircumcised male who has not been circumcised in the flesh
Ge 17:14c he has broken my (Ed: is not a part of our) covenant (Ed: and)
Ge 17:14b will be cut off from his people

Ge 17:15 God also said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be (Ed: but) Sarah (Ed: Sarah means "Princess").
Ge 17:16d (Ed: for) so that
Ge 17:16e she will be the mother of nations (Ed: and) kings of (Ed: my) peoples will come (Ed: descend) from her.
Ge 17:16a/c I will bless her
Ge 17:16b and surely give you a son by her.

Ge 17:17b he (Ed: Abraham) laughed and said to himself, "Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sara(Ed: i)h (Ed: to) bear a child at the age of ninety?"
Ge 17:18-19a And Abraham (Ed: he) said to God, "(Ed: Lord, it will be enough) If only Ishmael might live under your blessing." Then God said, "Yes, but
Ge 18:14b (Ed: do you think that) anything
Ge 18:14a Is
Ge 18:14c too hard for the Lord? I will return to you
Ge 18:14d at the appointed (by this) time next year
(Ge 17:21b)
Ge 17:19b (and) your wife Sarah will bear you (have) a son
(Ge 18:14e)
Ge 17:19c and you will call him Isaac (Ed: which means, "he laughs").
Ge 17:19e with (Ed: And it is through) him
Ge 17:19g for (Ed: and) his descendants after him
Ge 17:19d (Ed: that) I will establish (Ed: hand down) my covenant
Ge 17:19e as an (Ed: the) everlasting covenant (Ed: between me and you.)

Ge 17:20b as for Ishmael, I have heard you,
Ge 17:20a And
Ge 17:20c I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers and I will make him into a great nation.
Ge 17:21a But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you
Ge 17:22 (Ed: And) When he had finished speaking with (Ed: saying this to) Abraham, God went (Ed: ascended) up (Ed: and out of his sight) from him.

Ge 17:23a On that very (same) day
(Ge 17:26d)
Ge 17:23b Abraham
(Ge 17:26a)
Ge 17:23c took his son Ishmael
(Ge 17:26b)
Ge 17:27d with him
Ge 17:14d (and) he was (Ed: they) (were both) circumcised.
(Ge 17:24c)
(Ge 17:26c)
(Ge 17:27c)
Ge 17:23e (And) every male in his (Abraham's) household
(Ge 17:27a)
Ge 17:23d and (including) all those born in his household (Ed: there) or bought with his money (from (Ge 17:27b) a foreigner)
Ge 17:23f and (Ed: were also) circumcised them
Ge 17:23e as God had (Ed: commanded) told him.

Sodom and Gomorrah

Ge 18:1c (Ed: Not long after this,) Abraham
Ge 18:1f was sitting at the entrance to his tent
Ge 18:1d near (Ed: in) the great trees of Mamre while (Ed: during)
Ge 18:1g in the heat of the day.
Ge 18:1e he
Ge 18:2b looked up and saw three men
Ge 18:1b appeared to
Ge 18:2c standing (under a) nearby (tree).
(Ge 18:8i)
Ge 18:2d When (Ed: As soon as) he saw them
Ge 18:2a Abraham (Ed: knew that it was the Word of)
Ge 18:1a The Lord (Ed: with two of his angels).
Ge 18:2e-3 he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground. (Ed: And) He said, "If I have found favor in your eyes, O Lord, do not pass your servant by.
Ge 18:5d now that you(Ed: 're here,) have come to your servant,
Ge 18:4a Let (Ed: me bring) a little water be brought
Ge 18:4c (Ed: so) you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree.
Ge 18:4b and then
(Ge 18:5b)
Ge 18:5a Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed
Ge 18:5c (Ed: before you) go on your way
Ge 18:5e "Very well," they (Ed: Lord) answered, "do as you say."

Ge 18:6-7 So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah. "Quick," he said, "get three seahs of (Ed: take some of our) fine(Ed: est) flour and knead it and bake some bread." Then he ran to the herd and selected a choice, tender calf and gave it to a servant, who hurried to prepare it.
Ge 18:8f (Ed: When) the calf that had been prepared
Ge 18:8a He (Ed: Abraham)
Ge 18:8c brought (Ed: it with the freshly-baked bread)
Ge 18:8e and
Ge 18:8d some curds and milk
Ge 18:8g and set these before them (Ed: three men).
Ge 18:8b then
Ge 18:8h While they ate, he stood near them, (Ed: ready to get anything else they might require).

Ge 18:16a When the men got up to leave,
Ge 18:16c Abraham walked along with them to see them on their way.
Ge 18:16b they (Ed: came to the crest of a hill that over)looked down toward Sodom, and
Ge 18:17b the Lord said (Ed: to himself), "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?"
Ge 18:20a Then, (Ed: deciding, he) the Lord said (Ed: to Abraham), The outcry against
Ge 13:13b the men of
Ge 13:13c Sodom
(Ge 18:20c)
Ge 18:20d-21 and Gomorrah is so great and their sin(Ed: s of which they are accused) so grievous that I will go (Ed: have brought my angels) down and (Ed: to) see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry (Ed: reports) that has (Ed: have) reached me (Ed: say). If not, I will know (Ed: and will spare them).
Ge 13:13d (Ed: But if they are as) were wicked and were sinning (Ed: as) greatly against the Lord (Ed: me as I have heard,)
Ge 18:17a Then
Ge 13:10d This was before the Lord (Ed: I will) destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah (Ed: and all who dwell in them.)

Ge 18:22 The men (Ed: angels) turned away and went (Ed: headed) toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the Lord.
Ge 18:23a Then (he) Abraham approached him and said:
(Ge 18:32a)
Ge 18:32b May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more.
Ge 18:23b Will you sweep away (to kill) (treating) the righteous with (Ed: and) the wicked (alike)?
(Ge 18:25c/d)
Ge 18:25a/d Far be it from you
Ge 18:25b to do such a thing
Ge 18:32c What if only ten (Ed: righteous men) can be found there (Ed: in Sodom)?"
Ge 18:25e Will not the Judge of the Earth do right?"
Ge 18:32d-33 He (Ed: The Lord) answered, "For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it." When (Ed: And having said this,) the Lord had finished speaking with Abraham, he left, and Abraham returned home.

Ge 13:13a Now
Ge 19:1-3 The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he (Ed: too recognized them as the Lord's messengers. He) got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. "My lords," he said, "please turn aside to your servant's house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning." "No," they answered, "we will spend the night in the square." But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate.

Ge 19:4-7 (Ed: Just) Before they had gone (Ed: went) to bed, all the men from (Ed: of) Sodom - both young and old - (Ed: came and) surrounded the (Ed: Lot's) house. (Ed: And) They called out to (Ed: him) Lot: "Where are th(Ed: os)e men who came to you (Ed: here) tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them!" Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him, and (Ed: he) said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing."
Ge 19:9 "Get out of our way," they replied. And then they said, "This fellow came here as an alien, and now he wants to play the judge. We'll treat you worse than them!" (Ed: And) They kept putting pressure(Ed: d in) on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.

Ge 19:10 But the men (Ed: two angels) inside (Ed: the house) reached out and pulled Lot back into the house (Ed: to safety) and shut the door.
Ge 19:11b they struck (Ed: all ot) the men who were at the door of (Ed: surrounding) the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.
Ge 19:11a Then
Ge 19:12a The two men said to (Ed: they asked) Lot, "Do you have anyone else here - sons in law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the (Ed: righteous people in this) city who belongs to (Ed: other than) you(Ed: rself)? (Ed: As many as nine?")
Ge 19:15d Take your (Ed: "Only my) wife and your two daughters who are here (Ed: in the house," (Ed: he replied. "And perhaps the (Ed: two) men who are engaged to my daughters."19:12b (Ed: "Then you'd better) Get them out of here," the angels said,
Ge 19:13a "because
Ge 19:13d The outcry to the Lord against
Ge 19:13c this place (Ed: and)
Ge 19:13e its people is so great that
Ge 19:13b/f we are going (he has sent us) to destroy (it.")

Ge 19:14b Lot went (Ed: ran) out and spoke to his sons-in-law (Ed: found the men) who were pledged to marry his daughters, (Ed: and) He said (Ed: to them): "(Ed: Let's) Hurry and get out of this place because the Lord is about to destroy the city!" But (Ed: they) his sons-in-law thought he was joking.
Ge 19:14a So
Ge 19:15b Lot
Ge 19:15a (Ed: returned home) With(Ed: out them.) the coming of dawn (Ed: was near, and) the angels urged (Ed: him to)
Ge 19:15c saying: Hurry (Ed: his departure.)
Ge 19:16a (Ed: And) When he (Ed: Lot) hesitated, the(Ed: y) men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters and led them safely out of the city.
Ge 19:17a As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said
Ge 19:17b/e (Ed: Now) Flee
Ge 19:17f to (Ed: Zoar, and run) the mountains
Ge 19:17c for your lives!
Ge 19:17d Don't look back and don't stop anywhere (Ed: else on) in the plain
Ge 19:15e or you will be swept away
(Ge 19:17g)
Ge 19:15f when the city is punished.

Ge 19:23a By the time Lot
Ge 19:23c (Ed: and his family drew near to) Zoar, the sun had risen over the land.
Ge 19:24a Then
Ge 19:24b/f the Lord
Ge 19:24c rained down burning sulfur
Ge 19:24e from
Ge 19:24g out of the heavens
Ge 19:24d on Sodom and Gomorrah
Ge 19:25b and the entire (Ed: surrounding) plain
Ge 19:23b (Ed: Lot and his daughters continued to run and safely) reached
Ge 19:26 (Ed: the town,) But Lot's (Ed: his) wife (Ed: stopped and) looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

Ge 19:27 Early the next morning, Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before the Lord.
Ge 19:28a He looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah, toward all (Ed: and) the (Ed: fertile) land
Ge 19:28b of the plain
(Ge 19:29b)
Ge 19:28c (Ed: but all) he saw (Ed: was) dense smoke -
Ge 19:28e like smoke from a furnace -
Ge 19:28d rising from the land.
Ge 19:25a Thus (So when) he (God) overthrew (destroyed the) those (Ed: wicked) cities
(Ge 19:29a)
Ge 19:25c including all those living (Ed: who lived) in (Ed: them) the cities and also the (Ed: rich) vegetation in the land (Ed: surrounding them.)
Ge 19:29e (Ed: But even in the midst) of the catastrophe (Ed: this total devastation,) that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.
Ge 19:16b For (he) the Lord
(Ge 19:29c)
Ge 19:29d remembered Abraham (Ed: and)
Ge 19:16c was merciful to him,
Ge 19:29e and he brought (Ed: his nephew) Lot out (Ed: alive).

Isaac's Birth: Ishmael's Exile

Ge 21:1a Now
Ge 21:1b/f the Lord
Ge 21:1c was gracious to Sarah
Ge 21:1e and
Ge 21:1g did for (Ed: her) Sarah
Ge 21:1d as he had said.
Ge 21:2a (Ed: She) Sarah became pregnant and bore
Ge 21:2c to Abraham
Ge 21:2b a son
Ge 21:2d in his old age
Ge 21:5 Abraham (Ed: he) was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
Ge 21:2e at the very time
Ge 21:1h what he (God) had promised (him).
(Ge 21:2f)
Ge 21:4a When his son Isaac (Ed: the boy) was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him (Ed: and)
Ge 21:3 Abraham gave (Ed: him) the name Isaac (Ed: "he laughs"), to the son Sarah bore him.
Ge 21:4b as God (Ed: had) commanded him.
Ge 21:6-7 (Ed: And) Sarah said: "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me, And she added (Ed: For) Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse (Ed: a) children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old (Ed: at the) age (Ed: of ninety?).

Ge 21:8-12a The child grew and was weaned, and on the (Ed: that) day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast. But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking (Ed: caught Ishmael making fun of Isaac), and she said to Abraham, "Get rid of that slave woman and her son (Ed: brat once and) for that (Ed: all! No) slave woman's son will never share in the inheritance with (Ed: of) my son Isaac." The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned (Ed: Ishmael was) his (Ed: eldest and - for nearly fourteen years - only) son. But God said to him, "Do not be so distressed about (Ed: agonize over the fate of) the boy and your maidservant:
Ge 21:13b because he is your offspring,
Ge 21:13a I will make the son of the maidservant (Ed: Ishmael as well) into a (Ed: great) nation also
Ge 21:12b (Ed: But) Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring (Ed: our covenant) will be (Ed: judged) reckoned.
Ge 21:14 (Ed: And so it was that,) Early the next morning, Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her (Ed: Hagar's) shoulders. and then (Ed: he) sent her off with the boy She went on her way and wandered in(Ed: to) the (Ed: Negev) desert of Beersheba.

Ge 21:15-16a When the water in the skin was gone, she (Ed: Hagar) put the boy (Ed: Ishmael) under one of the (Ed: scrub) bushes (Ed: there.) Then she went off
Ge 21:16c about a bowshot away
Ge 21:16b/e and (as she) sat down, (there) nearby
Ge 21:16d for she thought, "I cannot (Ed: bear to) watch the boy (Ed: my son) die." And
Ge 21:16f she began to sob.
Ge 21:17 God heard the boy (Ed: her) crying, and the angel of God (Ed: he) called to (Ed: her) Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there.
Ge 21:18e take
Ge 21:18b the boy
Ge 21:18g by the hand
Ge 21:18d and
Ge 21:18a Lift
Ge 21:18f him
Ge 21:18c up
Ge 21:18h for I will make him into a great nation."
Ge 21:19 Then God (Ed: And she) opened her eyes and she saw a (Ed: bubbling spring) well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy (Ed: Ishmael) a drink,

Ge 21:20b He lived (Ed: They stayed there in the desert,)
Ge 21:20d and
Ge 21:20a God was with (Ed: faithful to) the boy as he grew up.
Ge 21:20c (Ed: Ishmael) became an archer (Ed: of renown, and)
Ge 25:18a His descendants (Ed: eventually) settled in the (Ed: entire) area
Ge 21:20c in (Ed: of) the (Ed: Ru'ub al Khali; the great ) desert
Ge 25:18b (Ed: which stretches) from Havilah to Shur (Ed: just north of Yemen to the Sinai.) near the border of Egypt, as you go to Asshur. And, (Ed: as the Lord prophesied,) they (Ed: have) lived in hostility toward all their brothers.

Isaac and Rebekah

Ge 25:20b forty years (Ed: went by,)
Ge 24:1b and
Ge 24:1a Abraham was now old and well advanced in years.
Ge 23:1a (She) (Ed: His wife) Sarah
(Ge 23:2a)
Ge 23:2b (Ed: had) died at Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan
Ge 23:1b lived to be (Ed: three years before at the age of) a hundred and twenty-seven years old.
Ge 23:2c and Abraham went to (Ed: still) mourn(Ed: ed and wept) for Sarah and to weep over her.
Ge 24:1c the Lord had blessed him, (Ed: though,) in every (Ed: other) way (Ed: but one:)
Ge 25:20a and (Ed: His son) Isaac was
Ge 25:20c old when he (Ed: still un)married
Ge 24:2b (Ed: And so Abraham called in) the chief servant in his household, the one (Ed: who was) in (Ed: complete) charge of all (Ed: that) he had (Ed: Abraham owned.)
Ge 24:2a He (Ed: And he) said to (Ed: the servant:)
Ge 24:3a I want you to
Ge 24:4d get (Ed: find) a wife for my son Isaac
Ge 24:4c and
Ge 24:2c Put your hand under my thigh (Ed: you must) (swear)
(Ge 24:3b)
Ge 24:3c by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not
Ge 24:3e (Ed: choose her) from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am (Ed: we are) living,
Ge 24:4a but will go to my country (Ed: native land)
Ge 24:4b and
Ge 24:3d get (Ed: him) a wife for my son
Ge 24:4c (Ed: from among) my own relatives.
Ge 24:9c and
Ge 24:9a So the servant
Ge 24:9b/d put his hand under the thigh of (swore) an (Ed: the) (oath) (to) his master Abraham (Ed: asked of) (him)
Ge 24:9e concerning this matter.

Ge 24:10a Then (Ed: next day) the servant took ten of his master's (Ed: Abraham's) camels
Ge 24:10d taking (Ed: laden) with him all kinds of good things (Ed: rich gifts) from his master
Ge 24:10b and
Ge 24:10c/e (He) left (set out for)
Ge 24:10f Aram Naharaim (Ed: western Mesopotamia.) and (Ed: he) made his way to Nahor (Ed: a village near Haran, where Abraham had begunhis journey to Canaan).
Ge 24:11b it was toward evening, the time the women go out to draw water.
Ge 24:11a He (Ed: The servant) had the camels kneel down near the well outside the town
Ge 24:12a Then (Ed: And) he prayed: "O Lord, God of
Ge 24:12b/d
Ge 24:12e (have)show(n) kindness to (Ed: me)
(Ge 24:14e)
Ge 24:12d today,
Ge 24:12d and
Ge 24:12c give me success
Ge 24:13 See, (Ed: Here) I am standing beside this spring (Ed: well), and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water.
Ge 24:14a May it be that when I say to a girl, 'Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,' and she says, 'Drink, and I'll water your camels too.'
Ge 24:14d By this I will know that you (Ed: have heard my prayer,)
Ge 24:14b let her be (Ed: and that she is) the one you have chosen for your servant,
Ge 24:14f my master Abraham(Ed: 's son)
Ge 24:14c Isaac.

Ge 24:19a After (Ed: No sooner had)
Ge 24:15b he had finished praying,
Ge 24:16b (Ed: than a) very beautiful (Ed: girl)
Ge 24:15d came out (Ed: of the town) with her (Ed: water) jar on her shoulder.
Ge 24:15e (Ed: One sensed at a glance that) She (The girl) was
(Ge 24:16a)
Ge 24:16c a virgin: (Ed: that) no man had ever lain with her.
Ge 24:16d-18 She went down (Ed: in)to the (Ed: well) spring, filled her jar and came up again. The servant hurried to meet her and said, "Please give me a little water from your jar." "Drink, my lord," she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink.
Ge 24:21 Without saying a word, the man (Ed: servant) watched her closely to learn whether or not the Lord had made his journey successful.
Ge 24:19b-20 she had given him a drink (Ed: And when he had drunk his fill), she (Ed: the girl) said, "I'll draw water for your camels too, until they have finished drinking (Ed: are filled as well.) So (Ed: And) she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back (Ed: down in)to the well to draw more water, and drew (Ed: continued this until she had drawn) enough for all his camels.

Ge 24:22a When the camels had finished drinking, the man (Ed: servant)
Ge 24:23b asked (Ed: the girl:)
Ge 24:23d Please tell me (Ed: your name and)
Ge 24:23c Whose daughter (Ed: family) you are (Ed: from)?
Ge 24:24a She answered, "I am
Ge 24:15c Rebekah
(Ge 25:20d)
Ge 25:20f and sister of Laban the Aramean.
Ge 24:15f (Ed: We are) the daughter (Ed: children) of Bethuel (the Aramean from Paddan Aram)
(Ge 24:24b)
(Ge 25:20e)
Ge 24:15g (the) son of (that) Milcah (bore to) who was the wife of (Ed: and) (Nahor)
(Ge 24:24c)
Ge 24:15i Nahor (Ed: was)
Ge 24:15h Abraham's brother!
Ge 24:26-27a Then the man bowed down (Ed: servant fell to his knees) and worshiped the Lord, saying: "Praise be to the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As (Ed: Or to)
Ge 24:27c me
Ge 24:27b for
Ge 24:27d the Lord has (Ed: gone)
Ge 24:15a Before (Ed: me)
Ge 24:27f on the (Ed: my) journey
Ge 24:27e (Ed: and) led me
Ge 24:27g (Ed: straight) to the house of my master's relatives."

Ge 24:23a Then he (Ed: stood up, and)
Ge 24:22b took out (Ed: taking) a gold nose ring weighing a beka and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels (Ed: from the treasure Abraham had sent with him, gave them to)
Ge 24:28a The girl
Ge 24:23b (Ed: And he) asked (Ed: her,)
Ge 24:23e is there room in your
Ge 24:23f father's (Ed: and) (mother's) house(hold)
(Ge 24:28d)
Ge 24:23g for us (Ed: me) to spend the night?
Ge 24:29b (Ed: "I'll see, sir,") Rebekah (Ed: said, and she)
Ge 24:28b ran (Ed: home)
Ge 24:28c and told her
Ge 24:29c had a brother named Laban
Ge 24:28e about these things (Ed: all that had happened).
Ge 24:29a/d (and) Now
Ge 24:30a As soon as he had seen (Ed: laid eyes on) the (Ed: gold) nose ring and the bracelets on his sister's arms
Ge 24:29e he (Ed: Laban) hurried (went) out to the man (Ed: servant)
(Ge 24:30b)
Ge 24:30c and found him standing by the (Ed: with his) camels
Ge 24:29f at (near) (Ed: beside) the (Ed: well) spring
(Ge 24:30d)

Ge 24:31d "Why are you standing out here,
Ge 24:31b you who are blessed by the Lord?"
Ge 24:31c he said (Ed: Laban asked.)
Ge 24:31a "Come!
Ge 24:31e I have prepared the house (Ed: for you) and a place for the (Ed: your) camels.
Ge 24:32a So
(Ge 24:34a)
Ge 24:32b the man (Ed: servant) went (Ed: with him) to the house, and the camels were unloaded. Straw and fodder were brought for the camels, and water for him and his men to wash their (Ed: his) feet.
Ge 24:33 Then food was set before him, but he said, "I will not eat until I have told you what I have to say." "Then tell us," Laban said (Ed: encouraged).
Ge 24:34b he said, "I am (Ed: only a)
Ge 24:34d servant (Ed: of your grandfather's brother,)
Ge 24:34c Abraham's
Ge 24:38a but (Ed: He instructed me to) go to my (Ed: find his) father's family
Ge 24:38b/e and
Ge 24:38c to
Ge 24:38f get a wife for my (Ed: his) son (Ed: Isaac)
Ge 24:38d my (Ed: from within his) own clan. (Ed: And he went on to recount everything that had happened to bring him to their house.)

Ge 24:49-50a (Ed: When the servant had finished his account, he said) Now if you will show (Ed: the same) kindness and faithfulness to my master (Ed: that the Lord has shown him,) tell me (that I might take Rebekah back with me to my master's house); and if not, tell me so that I may know which way to turn. Laban and Bethuel (Ed: his father conferred for a moment and)
Ge 24:57a Then
Ge 24:50b (they) answered (said)
(Ge 24:57b)
Ge 24:50c "This is (Ed: clearly) from the Lord(Ed: 's doing), (Ed: but) we can say nothing to you one way or the other.
Ge 24:57c Let's call the girl and ask her about it.
Ge 24:58a So they called Rebekah and asked her, "Will you
Ge 24:58b go (went back) with this (the) man (Ed: to the house of Abraham)?"
(Ge 24:61g)
Ge 24:58c "I will go," she said.

Ge 24:59f and
Ge 24:59a So (Ed: it was that) they
Ge 24:59c (Ed: entrusted) their sister Rebekah
Ge 24:59g (Ed: to) Abraham's servant and his men.
Ge 24:61b (Ed: She) Rebekah
Ge 24:61d got ready (Ed: immediately readied herself) and
Ge 24:59e along with her nurse
Ge 24:61c and her maids
Ge 24:61e mounted their (Ed: his) camels
Ge 24:60a And (Ed: as her family)
Ge 24:59b sent (Ed: her)
Ge 24:59d on her way
Ge 24:60b they blessed Rebekah, and said to her (Ed: calling out): "Our sister! may you increase to thousands upon thousands! may your offspring possess the gates of their enemies!"
Ge 24:61f and,
Ge 24:61a Then (Ed: with that,)
Ge 24:58h So the (Ed: Abraham's faithful) servant took Rebekah and left (Ed: on the long journey back to Canaan).

Ge 24:62a Now Isaac had come (Ed: up) from Beer Lahai Roi
Ge 24:62c in the Negev
Ge 24:62b for (Ed: where) he was living (Ed: to visit his father.)
Ge 24:63d and
Ge 24:63b one evening
Ge 24:63a He went out to the field
Ge 24:63c to meditate
Ge 24:63e (Ed: Hearing some noise,) as he looked up he (Ed: and) saw camels approaching.
Ge 24:64a Rebekah also looked up (Ed: at the same time)
Ge 24:64c from her (Ed: seat on one of the) camel(Ed: s)
Ge 24:64b and saw Isaac. She got down
Ge 24:65-66a and asked the servant, "Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?" "He (Ed: That) is my master(Ed: 's son Isaac,") the servant answered. So she took (Ed: Rebekah quickly lowered) her veil and covered herself (Ed: face, as was the custom in her land when the bride and the groom first met.) Then the servant told Isaac all he had done, (Ed: and introduced him to Rebekah.)
Ge 24:67h and he (Ed: Isaac) loved her (Ed: from that very moment.)
Ge 24:67a Isaac brought (Ed: He carried) her into the (Ed: empty) tent of his mother Sarah
Ge 24:67g she became his wife
Ge 24:67b and
Ge 24:67f So (Ed: it was that Isaac and)
Ge 24:67e Rebekah (Ed: were)
Ge 24:67d married
Ge 24:67h and
Ge 24:67c he (Ed: and his father Abraham were)
Ge 24:67i was comforted after his mother'sdeath (Ed: over the loss of Sarah.)

The Death of Abraham

Ge 25:1 Abraham (Ed: was so reinvigorated that he) took another wife, whose name was Keturah, (Ed: and)
Ge 25:2 She bore him (Ed: six more sons!) Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah.
Ge 25:6a But, (Ed: ever conscious that)
Ge 25:6d from his son Isaac (Ed: would inherit his covenant with the Lord,)
Ge 25:5a Abraham
Ge 25:6d gave gifts to the (Ed: all his other) sons (Ed: when they had grown to manhood, including those from) of his concubines, and sent them away
Ge 25:6e to the land(Ed: s) of the east.
Ge 25:5c everything (Ed: else that) he owned,
Ge 25:6c he
Ge 25:5b left
Ge 25:5d to Isaac
Ge 25:6b while he was still living.

Ge 25:8-9a Then, (Ed: as all men must,) Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and full of years; and he was gathered to his people. His sons Isaac and Ishmael (Ed: came together, perhaps for the only time during their adult lives, and)
Ge 25:9b (There was) buried him (Abraham)
(Ge 25:10d)
Ge 25:10e with (Ed: next to) his wife Sarah
Ge 25:9c in the cave of Machpelah, near Mamre in (Ed: on)
Ge 25:9d the field (Ed: a plot of ground that)
(Ge 25:10a)
Ge 25:10b Abraham had bought from
Ge 25:9e of Ephron son of Zohar
Ge 25:9f the Hittite(s). (Ed: It was the only part of the promised land that Abraham ever actually
(Ge 25:10c) owned.)

Jacob and Esau

Ge 25:26b (Ed: The years passed, and) Isaac was (Ed: nearing his) sixty(Ed: ieth birthday) years old
Ge 25:21b (Ed: And he was unhappy) because
Ge 25:21c/f she (Rebekah)
Ge 25:21d was (Ed: had thus far been) barren
Ge 25:21a (Ed: So) Isaac prayed to the Lord on (Ed: her) behalf of his wife (Ed: and)
Ge 25:21e The Lord answered his prayer (Ed: to overflowing). and his wife
Ge 25:21g became pregnant.
Ge 25:24b (Ed: With) twin boys!

Ge 25:22a (Ed: A few months into her pregnancy,) The babies (Ed: began to) jostled (Ed: painfully with) each other
Ge 25:22b with(in) her (womb)
(Ge 25:24c)
Ge 25:22c and
Ge 25:22d/f (So) she said (went to inquire) (Ed: Rebekah cried out to)
Ge 25:22g of the Lord.
Ge 25:22e "Why is this happening to me?
Ge 25:23a The Lord said to her, "Two nations
Ge 25:23c and two peoples
Ge 25:23b/d are (from with)in (you)r womb
Ge 25:23e (Ed: They) will be separated, (Ed: and their dispute has already begun); one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger."

Ge 25:24a When the time came for her (Rebekah) to give (gave) birth (to them), there were
(Ge 25:26c)
Ge 25:25 The first (Ed: of the twins) to come out was (Ed: covered with fine) red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment,; so they named him Esau (Ed: which means "hairy.")
Ge 25:30b That is why (Ed: and) he was also (Ed: somethimes) called (Ed: him) Edom, (which means "red.")
Ge 25:26a After this his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau's heel; so he was named Jacob (Ed: which means "heel-catcher," or - figuratively and prophetically - "deceiver.")

Ge 25:27-28 The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country. while Jacob was a quiet man, staying among the tents. Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau (Ed: the most), but Rebekah loved Jacob (Ed: more).

Ge 25:29a Once when
Ge 25:29d Esau came in from the open country (Ed: wilds) famished,
Ge 25:29b (Ed: he found) Jacob was cooking
Ge 25:29c some (Ed: a tasty) stew
Ge 25:30c (Ed: of) red
Ge 25:34b lentil(Ed: s)
Ge 25:30a (Ed: And) He said
Ge 25:30b to Jacob, "Quick (Ed: brother,) let me have some of that
Ge 25:30d stew! I'm famished (Ed: starving to death!"
Ge 25:31a Jacob (said) replied
Ge 25:33b)
Ge 25:33a (Ed: "All right,) But
Ge 25:31b First, (Ed: you must)
(Ge 25:33e)
Ge 25:33c Swear (Ed: that you'll)
Ge 25:31c sell me your birthright
Ge 25:33d to me (Ed: in exchange for it.")
Ge 25:32b Esau said
Ge 25:32a "Look, (Ed: If) I'm about to die (dead),

Ge 25:32c "What good is the (Ed: will my) birthright (Ed: be) to me (Ed: then)?"
Ge 25:34e he (Ed: I) despised (Ed: it!") his
Ge 25:33f So (Ed: And) he (Esau)
(Ge 25:34d)
Ge 25:33g (Ed: impetuously) swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.
Ge 25:34a Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some
Ge 25:34c stew. He ate and drank (Ed: his fill), and then got up and left, (Ed: thinking no more about his lightly-given oath).

The Covenant Passes On

Ge 26:1a Now there was (Ed: once again) a famine in the land, besides the earlier famine
Ge 26:1c and Isaac went (Ed: moved his tents) to
Ge 26:1g in Gerar
Ge 26:1e (Ed: where a) king of (Ed: named)
Ge 26:1d Abimelech (Ed: still ruled. It is thought that "Abimelech," which means "His father is Moloch," had become a dynastic title, like "Pharaoh" in Egypt, and that this was a different Abimelech than in)
Ge 26:1b of Abraham's time nearly a hundred years earlier.
Ge 26:1f During those years, the area had been taken over by a people called) of the Philistines, (Ed: who had originally been brought in by the Canaanites as mercenary soldiers.)

Ge 26:2b Isaac (Ed: was preparing to continue)
Ge 26:2e down (Ed: in)to Egypt (Ed: as his father had done.)
Ge 26:2a (Ed: But) (That night) The Lord appeared to (him)
(Ge 26:24a)
Ge 26:2c and said
(Ge 26:24b)
Ge 26:24c (Ed: Isaac!) I am the God of your father Abraham.
Ge 26:5c obeyed me and kept my requirements, (Ed: keep) my commands my decrees and my laws (Ed: as he did)
Ge 26:24h for the sake of my servant (Ed: as he) Abraham (Ed: did).
Ge 26:3g and (Ed: I) will confirm (Ed: to you) the oath (Ed: covenant) I swore to your father
Ge 26:3h (Ed: him) Abraham.
(Ge 26:5b)
Ge 26:4a I will make (increase the number of) your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky
(Ge 26:24g)
Ge 26:3e to you and I will give (them) your descendants all these lands (Ed: in which you are now an (Ge 26:4b) alien.)
Ge 26:4c and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed,
Ge 26:3d (because) For (Ed: you will make me known to them.)
(Ge 26:5a)
Ge 26:2f live (Stay) in the (this) land
(Ge 26:3a)
Ge 26:3b for a while (Ed: now, and)
Ge 26:2d Do not go (Ed: into Egypt). And
Ge 26:2f where(Ed: ever) I tell you to live,
Ge 26:24d Do not be afraid (Ed: to go,)

Ge 26:3c And (for) I will be (am) with you and (I) will bless you (Ed: in everything you do.)
(Ge 26:24e)

Ge 26:6 (Ed: And) So, (Ed: trusting in the Lord's promise) Isaac stayed (Ed: there) in Gerar.
Ge 26:12a Isaac (Ed: He) planted crops in that land the same year and reaped a hundredfold because the Lord blessed him.
Ge 26:13a The man (Ed: He) became rich and
Ge 26:14 He had so many flocks and herds that the Philistines envied him.
Ge 26:15c the Philistines (Ed: They) stopped up
Ge 26:15b all the wells that his father's servants had dug in the time of Abraham
Ge 26:15d filling them with earth.
Ge 26:15a So, (Ed: without protest,)
Ge 26:17b Isaac moved away from there and encamped
Ge 26:17c in (Ed: another part of) the Valley
(Ge 26:19b)
Ge 26:17d of Gerar
Ge 26:19a Isaac's (Ed: He had his) servants (Ed: dig) dug
Ge 26:19d there,
Ge 26:19c and (Ed: they) discovered a well of fresh water.
Ge 26:17c and (Ed: Isaac) settled there (Ed: for a time,)
Ge 26:20 But the herdsmen of Gerar (Ed: Philistines) quarreled with (Ed: his) Isaac's herdsmen and said (Ed: saying), "The water is ours (Ed: here belongs to us)!"
Ge 26:21 Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also.
Ge 26:13b his (Ed: Despite these troubles, however, Isaac's) wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy (Ed: the richest man in that part of the country).
Ge 26:16 Then (Ed: Finally,) Abimelech (Ed: sent for him and) said to Isaac, "Move away from (Ed: here!) us; you have become too powerful for us."

Ge 26:17a So
Ge 26:25a Isaac
Ge 26:23a (Ed: gathered up his possessions and moved away) From there, (Ed: and) he went up (Ed: in)to (Ed: the dry hills of southern Canaan.)
Ge 26:25c/e/g there
Ge 26:25f he pitched his tent(Ed: s), and
Ge 26:25b built an altar
Ge 26:25d and (Ed: he) called on the name of the Lord (Ed: to aid him in that barren land.)
Ge 26:25h (Ed: Then Isaac sent) (they) his servants (had) dug (Ed out to dig) a (the) well
(Ge 26:32e)
Ge 26:32a (Ed: And) That (Ed: same) day
Ge 26:32b/f (They) Isaac's servants
Ge 26:32c came (Ed: they came running back to him) and
Ge 26:32d/g (said) told him about
Ge 26:32g "We've found water!"
Ge 26:33a He (Ed: Isaac) called it (Ed: the well) Shibah and, (Ed: down) to this day, the name of the (Ed: nearby) town has been
Ge 26:23b Beersheba, (Ed: which means, "The well of the Covenant.")
(Ge 26:33b)

Jacob's Blessings

Ge 27:1a When Isaac was (Ed: grew) old(Ed: er,) and his eyes were (Ed: became) so weak that he could no longer see. (Ed: And one day), he called for Esau his older son
Ge 27:1c "Here I am, (Ed: father," Esau) he answered.
Ge 27:1b and (Ed: Isaac) said to him, "My son,
Ge 27:4b (Ed: I want to be sure I have some of my favorite food) before I die.
(Ge 27:7c)
Ge 27:3c get your weapons - your quiver and your bow - and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me.
Ge 27:3b then
Ge 27:4a Prepare (Ed: it for) me (Ed: in) the kind of tasty food (Ed: way that you know) I like and bring it to me to eat, so that (Ed: And) I may (Ed: will) give you my blessing
Ge 27:7b in the presence of the Lord

Ge 27:3a Now
Ge 27:5b-7a Rebekah was listening as Isaac spoke to his son Esau. (Ed: And) When Esau left for the open country to hunt, game and bring it back, (Ed: she) Rebekah said to her (Ed: favorite) son Jacob, "Look, I (Ed: just) overheard your father say to your brother Esau, 'Bring me some game and some tasty food to eat, so that (Ed: and) I may (Ed: will) give you my blessing
Ge 27:8-10 Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you: Go out to the flock and bring me two choice young goats, so (Ed: and) I can (Ed: will) prepare some (Ed: a) tasty food (Ed: gamy dish) for your father just the way he likes it. Then take it to (Ed: him) your father to eat, so that (Ed: and) he may give you (Ed: will bestow) his blessing (Ed: on you) before he dies
Ge 27:12b rather than (Ed: on Esau)."

Ge 27:11a Jacob said to
Ge 27:11c his mother,
(Ge 27:13a)
Ge 27:11d "But my brother Esau is a hairy man, and I'm a man with smooth skin(Ed: ned).
Ge 27:12a What if my father touches me? (Ed: He'd know immediately that) I (Ed: was trying) would appear to be tricking him, and would bring down a curse on myself (Ed: me instead of)
Ge 27:12c a blessing."
Ge 27:13d "let the curse fall on me;
Ge 27:13c My son,"
Ge 27:11b Rebekah
Ge 27:13b said to him,
Ge 27:13e-17 Just do what I say. go and get them (Ed: those goats) for me, (Ed: and I'll take care of everything)." So he (Ed: Jacob) went and got them (Ed: selected two choice young goats) and brought them to his mother, and she prepared some tasty food (Ed: them) just the way his father liked it. Then Rebekah (Ed: And she) took the best (Ed: some unwashed) clothes of (Ed: that) Esau her older son, which she had in the house, (Ed: had worn) and put them on her younger son Jacob, She also (Ed: and) covered (Ed: the backs of) his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins. Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food (Ed: meat) and the (Ed: some) bread she had made,
Ge 27:18c and
Ge 27:18b (Ed: sent him) to his father'(Ed: s tent.)

Ge 27:18a He (Ed: Jacob) went (Ed: and)
Ge 27:18d-19a said (Ed: called out from the tent entrance), "My father?" "Yes, my son," he (Ed: Isaac) answered. "Who is it?" Jacob said to his father, "I(Ed: t's) am Esau, (Ed: father) your firstborn. I have done as you told me,
Ge 27:19c (Ed: and brought you) some of my (Ed: wild) game.
Ge 27:19b Please sit up and eat
Ge 27:19d-21a so that you may give me your blessing." Isaac asked his son, "How did you find it so quickly, my son?" "The Lord your God gave me success," he replied. Then Isaac said to Jacob,
Ge 27:21c my son, to know whether you really (Ed: "You say you) are my son Esau or not.
Ge 27:22c but
Ge 27:22b The (Ed: your) voice is the voice of Jacob.
Ge 27:21b Come near so I can touch you.
Ge 27:22a Jacob (Ed: fearfully) went (Ed: up) close to his father (Ed: and) Isaac, who touched him and said
Ge 27:27e "Ah,
Ge 27:22d the(Ed: se) hands are the hands of Esau.
Ge 27:24a Then (Ed: And) he said
Ge 27:5a Now
Ge 27:24b My son, give me some of your (Ed: that) game to eat
Ge 27:24e Jacob brought it to him (Ed: the meat and bread)
Ge 27:24g and he brought him some wine
Ge 27:24f and he (Ed: Isaac) ate
Ge 27:24h and he drank."

Ge 27:26 Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come here, my son, and kiss me,
Ge 27:24d so that I may give you my blessing."
Ge 27:22e So
(Ge 27:27a)
Ge 27:27b he (Ed: Jacob) went to him and kissed him. (Ed. And) When Isaac caught the smell of his (Ed: Esau's) clothes,
Ge 27:27e (Ed: he) said
Ge 27:27f the smell of my son is like the smell of a field that the Lord has blessed.
Ge 27:27d and
Ge 27:22f he blessed him (Ed: Jacob, saying:)
(Ge 27:27c)
Ge 27:28 May God give you of heaven's dew and earth's riches; an abundance of grain and new wine.
Ge 27:29a May nations serve you and peoples
Ge 27:29b/h bow down to you.
Ge 27:29f may
Ge 27:29c (Ed: you) Be lord over
Ge 27:29g the sons of your mother
Ge 27:29e and
Ge 27:29d (Ed: all) your brothers.
Ge 27:29i May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed.

Ge 27:30e Jacob had scardely left (Ed: the tent) his father's presence
Ge 27:30a After
Ge 27:31b his father
Ge 27:30c (Ed: had) finished blessing him
Ge 27:30f (Ed: than) his brother Esau came in from hunting.
Ge 27:31a He too prepared some tasty food and brought it to
Ge 27:30b Isaac
Ge 27:30d and
Ge 27:31c Then he said to him,
Ge 27:31e sit up
Ge 27:31d My father!
Ge 27:31g eat some of my (Ed: this) game (Ed: I brought you,)
Ge 27:31f and
Ge 27:31h so that you(Ed: 'll)
Ge 27:33i indeed
Ge 27:31j may (Ed: want to) give me your blessing."
Ge 27:32a His father Isaac asked him, "Who are you?" "(Ed: Why,) I am
Ge 27:32b/e your
Ge 27:32f firstborn
Ge 27:32c son
Ge 27:32g Esau,"
Ge 27:32d he answered (Ed: jovially.)
Ge 27:33a Isaac trembled violently and said, "Who was it, then, that
Ge 27:33b (brought) hunted (it) game
(Ge 27:33d)
Ge 27:33e to me
Ge 27:33g just before you came (Ed: in?)
Ge 27:33f I ate it
Ge 27:33h and I blessed him.
Ge 27:37b (Oh,) my son!
Ge 27:35b Your brother (Ed: Jacob has come) came deceitfully and took (Ed: taken) your blessing,
Ge 27:33c and (Ed: it is him who)
Ge 27:33k he will be blessed!"

Ge 27:34a When Esau heard his father's words.
Ge 27:34c and (Ed: he) said
Ge 27:34e to his father, "Bless me - me, too! - my father!"
(Ge 27:38c)
Ge 27:35a But he (Ed: Isaac) said,
Ge 27:37a I have made him (Ed: Jacob) lord over you and have made all his relatives his servants, and I have sustained him with grain and new wine. So what could (Ed: is left that) I possibly do for (Ed: can give to) you?
Ge 27:36b Then
(Ge 27:38d)
Ge 27:38a/e Esau
Ge 27:38f wept aloud
Ge 27:33i and
Ge 27:36c he (said to) asked (his father), "(Do) Haven't you reserved any (only) (Ed: have even) (one) (Ge 27:38b) blessing for me, (my father)?"
Ge 27:39 His father (Ed: Isaac) answered him: "Your dwelling will be away from the earth's richness, away from the dew of heaven above.
Ge 27:40b and you will serve your brother.
Ge 27:40c But
Ge 27:40a You will live by the sword
Ge 27:40d (Ed: and) when you grow restless, you will throw his yoke from off your neck."

Ge 27:34b (Ed: After) he (Ed: left Isaac's tent,) (Esau ) (said to himself) burst out with a loud and bitter (Ge 27:36a) cry:
(Ge 27:41c)
Ge 27:36b "Isn't
Ge 27:36c he (my brother) rightly named Jacob?
Ge 27:41d)
Ge 27:36d He has deceived me these two times (Ed: twice)! (Ed: First), He took my birthright and now he's taken my blessing!"
Ge 27:41d The days of mourning for my father are near; (Ed: and) then I will kill (Ed: him!)

Ge 27:42a When Rebekah was told what her older son Esau had said, she sent for her younger son Jacob and said to him: "Your brother Esau is consoling himself
Ge 27:41b against Jacob because (Ed: over losing) of the blessing his (Ed: your) father had given him (Ed: gave to you)
Ge 27:42b with the thought of killing you
Ge 27:45b Why should (Ed: and) I (Ed: don't want to) lose you both in one day (Ed: if it comes to a fight.)
Ge 27:43c my son, do what I say (Ed: and) Flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran (Ed: Mesopotamia).
Ge 27:44a Stay with him for a while until
Ge 27:44b your brother (Esau)'s fury (held a grudge)
(Ge 27:41a)
Ge 27:44c subsides, (Ed: and)
Ge 27:45a When your brother (Ed: he) is no longer angry with you and forgets what you did to him, I'll send word for you to come back from there. (Ed: But before you go, let me secure your father's blessing for your journey.)

Ge 27:43a Now
Ge 26:34 When Esau was forty years old, he(Ed: 'd) married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the (Ed: two) Hittite. They (Ed: women, who) were a (Ed: constant) source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.
Ge 28:1a So
Ge 27:46a Then Rebekah (Ed: went)
Ge 27:46c to Isaac (Ed: and)
Ge 27:46b said:
Ge 27:46d "I'm disgusted with living because of these Hittite women (Ed: of Esau's). If Jacob (Ed: also) takes a wife from among the women of this land, from Hittite women like these, my life will (Ed: wo)not be worth living."
Ge 28:1b (Ed: So) Isaac called for Jacob
Ge 28:1d and commanded him:
Ge 28:1e "(Ed: I) Do not (Ed: want you to) marry a Canaanite woman (Ed: from this country).
Ge 28:2a Go at once
Ge 28:2b to Paddan Aram, to the house of (Laban son of) your mother's father Bethuel (the
(Ge 28:5c) Aramean)
Ge 28:2c (Ed: and) Take a wife for yourself there from among the daughters of
Ge 28:5d (Rebekah) your (who was the mother)'s (of Jacob and Esau) (the) brother (Ed: uncle)
(Ge 28:2e)
Ge 28:2d Laban
Ge 27:43b then (Isaac)
(Ge 28:5a)
Ge 28:5b sent Jacob on his way
Ge 28:1c and (Ed: with this) bless(Ed: ing:)ed him
Ge 28:3-4a "May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples. May he give to you and your descendants the blessing given to Abraham, so that you may take possession of
Ge 28:4b/d the land
Ge 28:4e God gave to (Ed: my father) Abraham (Ed: and to me,)
Ge 28:4c where you (Ed: we) now live as an alien(Ed: s.")

Ge 28:5b and (Ed: so it was that) he (Jacob) went (left) (Ed: fled from) (Beersheba) (Ed: with the clothes on his back)
(Ge 28:10a)
Ge 28:10b-13a and set out for Haran (Ed: western Mesopotamia). When (Ed: Some days later,) he reached (Ed: came to) a certainplace (Ed: near the city of Luz just as), he stopped for the night because the sun had (Ed: was) set(Ed: ting). (Ed: And) Taking one of the (Ed: a large) stones (Ed: from) there, he put (Ed: rested against) it under his head and lay down to sleep. (Ed: That night,) He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above (Ed: At the head of the stairway) it stood the Lord, and he said: (Ed: to Jacob:) "I am the Lord, the God of
Ge 28:13c Abraham and the God of
Ge 28:13b your father
Ge 28:13d Isaac.
Ge 28:15 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. I will bring you back to this land, (Ed: and) I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
Ge 28:14a Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you (Ed: they) will spread out to the west and to the east, (Ed: and) to the north and to the south,
Ge 28:13g (Ed: from) the land (Ed: ground) on which you are lying .
Ge 28:13e (Ed: All this) I will give (Ed: to) you and
Ge 28:14d your offspring.
Ge 28:14c (Ed: And) through you and
Ge 28:13f your descendants,
Ge 28:14b All peoples on earth will be blessed.

Ge 28:18a Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head
Ge 28:18b and (that I have) set it (this stone) up(Ed: right)
(Ge 28:22a)
Ge 28:18d and poured oil on top of (Ed: he consecrated) it.
Ge 28:18c as a pillar (Ed: monument to)
(Ge 28:22b)
Ge 28:21c the
Ge 28:19c place
Ge 28:19b that (Ed: God had spoken to him.)
Ge 28:19a He called (Ed: it)
Ge 28:19d Bethel
Ge 28:22c will be (Ed: which means) "God's house," (Ed: and it is known by that name to this day.)
Ge 28:20a Then Jacob made a vow, saying:
Ge 28:21d Lord
Ge 28:20b "If God (Ed: you) will be with me and watch over me on this journey I am taking, and (Ed: if you) will give me food to eat and clothes to wear;
Ge 28:21a (Ed: if you will make it) so that I (Ed: may one day) return safely to my father's house, then
Ge 28:21e (Ed: you) will be my God.
Ge 28:22d and
Ge 28:22f I will give (Ed: return to) you a tenth
Ge 28:22e of all that you give me.

The Covenant with Israel

Ge 35:26i (Ed: The Lord was faithful in his promises, and saw Jacob safely to) in Paddan Aram
Ge 35:23b (Ed: where he went to work for his uncle Laban. He married two of Laban's daughters,) Leah
Ge 35:25d and
Ge 35:24b Rachel
Ge 35:26d and (Ed: by them and their)
Ge 35:26b Leah's maidservant(Ed: s) Zilpah
Ge 35:23e and
Ge 35:25b Rachel's maidservant Bilhah
Ge 35:23a The (Ed: he had eleven sons of
Ge 35:26f These were
Ge 35:24a The sons of
(Ge 35:25a)
(Ge 35:26a)
(Ge 35:26g)
Ge 35:26h Jacob who were born to him
Ge 35:23c Reuben the firstborn of Jacob, Simeon, Levi, Judah,
Ge 35:25c Dan,
Ge 35:25e Naphtali
Ge 35:26c Gad,
Ge 35:26e Asher,
Ge 35:23d Issachar,
Ge 35:23f Zebulun
Ge 35:24d and Benjamin.
Ge 35:24c Joseph
Ge 30:43a In this way the man (Ed: And, over time, Jacob) grew exceedingly prosperous and came to own
Ge 30:43d maidservants and menservants
Ge 30:43f camels and donkeys,
Ge 30:43c and
Ge 30:43b large flocks (Ed: of sheep)
Ge 30:43e and (Ed: herds of cattle and goats.)

Ge: 31:3a Then, (Ed: after twenty years,) the Lord (Ed: again appeared to)
Ge: 31:3c Jacob
Ge: 31:3b (Ed: and) said to (Ed: him)
Ge: 31:3d "(Ed: The time has come.) Go back to the land of your (country) fathers and to your relatives
(Ge 32:9f)
Ge: 31:3e and I will be with you."
Ge 31:21 So he fled (Ed: Jacob left Mesopotamia) with all he had, and crossing the (Ed: Euphrates) River, he headed for (Ed: down into) the hill country of Gilead (Ed: east of the Jordan River).
Ge 32:9a Then (Ed: When he reached there,) Jacob prayed:
Ge 32:9b "O God of my father(Ed: s) Abraham, God of
Ge 32:10c when I crossed this Jordan (Ed: valley twenty years ago,)
Ge 32:10b I had only my staff.
Ge 32:10d but
Ge 32:9e who (Ed: you) said to me
Ge 32:9h I will (Ed: you would) make you Ed: me) prosper,
Ge 32:9g and
Ge 32:10f I have become (Ed: a community, as) two groups.
Ge 32:9c my father Isaac (Ed: prophesied.)
Ge 32:10a I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness you have (Ed: already) shown (Ed: me) your servant, (Ed: but I must ask you)
Ge 32:11c for (Ed: one thing more.)
Ge 32:10e now
Ge 32:9d O Lord,
Ge 32:11d I am afraid (Ed: that when)
Ge 32:11b my brother Esau (Ed: finds out that I have returned to this land,)
Ge 32:11d he will come and attack me and also the mothers with my (Ed: women and) children (Ed: in my household).32:11a Save (Ed: us) me, I pray, from the (Ed: his) hand of

Ge 32:23a After he had (Ed: finished praying,)
Ge 32:22b Jacob got up and
Ge 32:22c (he) (sent) took (them) (over) his two wives, and his eleven sons (Ed: and) (all his
(Ge 32:23b/d) possessions)
Ge 32:22d and (across)ed the ford of the Jabbok, (Ed: a tributary of the Jordan.)
(Ge 32:23c)
Ge 32:24a So
Ge 32:24c (Ed: that he) was left alone (Ed: there on the northern bank of the)
Ge 32:23d stream.
Ge 32:24d and
Ge 32:22a That night
Ge 32:24e a man (Ed: stranger appeared and challenged)
Ge 32:24b Jacob
Ge 32:24f (as he) wrestled with him (the man) (Ed: throughout the night, neither gaining an
(Ge 32:25b) advantage.)

Ge 32:25a When the man saw that he could not overpower him (Ed: Jacob),
Ge 32:26b the man (Ed: he) said, "Let me go, for it is
Ge 32:24g (Ed: near) till (daybreak), (Ed: and neither of us is going to win this contest.)
(Ge 32:26c)
Ge 32:26d But (he) Jacob (said) replied
(Ge 32:29a/c)
Ge 32:26e "I will not let you go unless you
Ge 32:29b Please tell me (What is) your name (Ed: and)
(Ge 32:27b)
Ge 32:26f bless me."
Ge 32:29d Why do you (Ed: really need to) ask my name?
Ge 32:27a/d (he) The man asked (answered) him.
Ge 32:26a Then
(Ge 32:28a)
Ge 32:25b he (Ed: merely) touched the socket of Jacob's hip so that his hip (Ed: and it) was (Ed: painfully) wrenched!
Ge 35:11a And
Ge 32:28b (God) the man said (to him)
(Ge 35:10a)
(Ge 35:11b)
Ge 35:11b "I am God Almighty!
Ge 32:28c (Ed: and) Your name
(Ge 35:10b)
Ge 32:27c (will be) (is) (Ed: are) Jacob
(Ge 32:28d/f)
(Ge 35:10c)
Ge 32:28e/g (but) (you will) no longer
(Ge 35:10d)
Ge 35:10e be called (Ed: by that name.) Jacob
Ge 35:10f your name will be
Ge 32:28h Israel
(Ge 35:10g)
Ge 32:28i because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome."

Ge 35:10h (Ed: And) So he (Ed: it was that the Lord) named him (Ed: Jacob and his heirs) Israel, (Ed: which means, "he struggles with God.")
Ge 32:29d Then (Ed: And) he blessed him there (Ed: in Gilead, saying:)
Ge 35:11c-12 be fruitful and increase in number. A nation and a community of nations will come from you, and (Ed: their) kings will come from your body. (Ed: And this) The land (Ed: that) I gave to Abraham and Isaac I also give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you."


Ge 32:13-18a He spent the (Ed: next morning, Jacob crossed over the stream and rejoined his household.) night there and from what (Ed: the livestock) he had with him, he selected a gift for his brother Esau two (Ed: of nearly six) hundred female goats and twenty male (Ed: of his finest) goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams (Ed: sheep), thirty female camels with their young, forty cows and ten bulls, and twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys. He put them in the care of his servants, each herd by itself, and said to (Ed: them) his servants, "Go (Ed: on) ahead of me, and keep some space between the herds." He instructed the one in the lead: "When my brother Esau meets you and asks, 'To whom do you belong, and where are you going, and who owns (Ed: with) all these animals in front of you?' then you are to say, 'They belong to your servant Jacob
Ge 32:18d he (Ed: who) is coming behind us,
Ge 32:18c and
Ge 32:18b They are a gift sent to my lord Esau.'

Ge 32:6 When the messengers returned to (Ed: No sooner had) Jacob (Ed: started out with the main body of his household than two of his servants returned, saying) they said, "We went to (Ed: met) your brother Esau, and now he is coming to meet you, and (Ed: right behind us with) four hundred men are with him!"
Ge 33:1-4a Jacob looked up and there was (Ed: could see) Esau, coming with (Ed: and) his four hundred men (Ed: coming); so he divided the children among Leah, Rachel and the two maidservants. He (Ed: quickly) put the maidservants (Ed: his women) and their children in front (Ed: of his remaining livestock), Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph in the rear. (Ed: while) He himself went on ahead. and, (Ed: fearing the worst, he) bowed down (Ed: low) to the ground seven times as he approached his brother. But Esau ran to meet Jacob and
Ge 33:4d he threw his arms around his neck and kissed
Ge 33:4c/e him.
Ge 33:4f And they (Ed: two brothers)
Ge 33:4b embraced (Ed: and)
Ge 33:4g wept.

Ge 33:5a Then Esau looked up and saw the women and children (Ed: ranged behind Jacob). "Who are (Ed: all) these (Ed: people) with you?" he asked. Jacob answered, "They are
Ge 33:5b the (Ed: wives,) (maidservants and their) children
(Ge 33:6b)
Ge 33:5c-6a God has graciously given (Ed: to me) your servant." Then
Ge 33:7a Next (Last of all), Leah (Ed: each of the women) and (Rachel) (came) her children (Joseph)
(Ge 33:7c)
Ge 33:6c (came) (Ed: forward,) approached and (they too) bowed down (Ed: to Esau).
(Ge 33:7b/d)

Ge 33:8a Esau (Ed: embraced and blessed each of them. And then he) asked, "What do you (Ed: was the) mean(Ed: ing of) by all th(Ed: o)ese droves I met (Ed: on my way to you)?"
Ge 33:8b "To find (if I have found) favor in your eyes,
(Ge 33:10b)
Ge 33:8c my lord, he (Ed: Jacob) said, (Ed: and as some small compensation for the birthright and blessing that I took from you.)
Ge 33:11a Please
Ge 33:10c accept this gift from me
Ge 33:10d For
(Ge 33:11c)
Ge 33:11d God has been gracious to me and I have all I need."
Ge 33:9a But Esau said, "I already have plenty,
Ge 33:9c my brother. Keep what you have for yourself."
Ge 33:10a "No, please!" said Jacob.
Ge 33:10f now that you have received me favorably,
Ge 33:10e to see your face is like seeing the face of God.
Ge 33:11b accept the (Ed: this) present that (Ed: as though it) was (Ed: him who) brought to you."
Ge 33:11e And because Jacob insisted, Esau accepted it (Ed: the gift).

Ge 33:16-18a So (Ed: it was) that (Ed: on that) day, (Ed: the two brothers were reconciled.) Esau started on his way (Ed: headed) back to Seir (Ed: his home in the mountains east of the Sea of Arabah, which we know today as the Dead Sea.) Jacob, however, went (Ed: west along the River Jabbok) to (Ed: the Jordan valley,) Succoth, where he built a place for himself and made shelters for his livestock. That is why th(Ed: at)e place is called Succoth, (Ed: which means "shelter," to this day.) After (Ed: For reasons which are not known,) Jacob came from Paddan Aram, he arrived safely (Ed: remained) at (Ed: Succoth for several - perhaps as many as ten -years; ).
Ge 33:18d (Then, for equally unknown reasons, he picked up camp and crossed the Jordan) in(Ed: to) Canaan. and (Ed: where he) camped within sight of
Ge 33:18b/e the city
Ge 33:18c of Shechem.
Ge 33:20 There he (Ed: Jacob) set up an altar and called it El Elohe Israel, (Ed: which means, "God, the God of Israel."

Painful Journey Home

Ge 34:2a When (Ed: Some time after they set up camp there at) Shechem (Ed: the) son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw
Ge 34:3d Jacob(Ed: 's)
Ge 34:3c daughter of
Ge 34:3b Dinah
Ge 34:3e and
Ge 34:3a His heart was drawn to
Ge 34:2c her.
Ge 34:3f he loved the girl (Ed: at first sight.)
Ge 34:2d he took her (Ed: aside)
Ge 34:3f and spoke tenderly to her,
Ge 34:2b and (Ed: then he) violated her.
Ge 34:7a Now Jacob's sons had come in from the field as soon as they heard what had happened, (Ed: and) They were filled with grief and fury. because Shechem (Ed: The ruler's son) had done a disgracetul thing against Israel
Ge 34:7d - a thing which sh(Ed: c)ould not be (Ed: tolerated) done -
Ge 34:7c by lying with Jacob's daughter (Ed: their virgin sister).

Ge 34:8b Hamor (Ed: The ruler himself came and tried to make peace, saying) said to them, "My son Shechem has his heart set on your daughter (Ed: sister). Please (Ed: persuade your father to) give her to him as his wife."
Ge 34:8a But
Ge 34:14a They said to them (Ed: replied),
Ge 34:14b/d "We can't do (give)
Ge 34:14e our sister (Ed: her) to a man who is (Ed: has) not (Ed: been) circumcised.
Ge 34:14c/f (that) such a thing
Ge 34:14g would be a disgrace to us."
Ge 34:24c Hamor (Ed: The ruler)
Ge 34:24b agreed with (Ed: this)
Ge 34:24e and
Ge 34:24d (Ed: he) and his son, Shechem
Ge 34:24a/f All the men (Ed: along with) (every male) who went out of (in) the city,
Ge 34:24g was (Ed: allowed themselves to be) circumcised.
Ge 34:25a Three days later, while (Ed: when) all of them (Ed: Shechemite men) were still in (Ed: immobilized by) pain, two of
Ge 34:25b/d Jacob's sons (Dinah's) (Ed: the) (brothers)
Ge 34:25c Simeon and Levi
Ge 34:25f attacked the unsuspecting (Ed: went through the defenseless) city
Ge 34:25e took (Ed: with) their swords and
Ge 34:25g killing (Ed: methodically murdered) every male.
Ge 34:27a The(Ed: n their brothers) sons of Jacob came
Ge 34:27c and looted the city where their sister had been defiled.
Ge 34:27b upon the dead bodies
Ge 34:29d and
Ge 34:29a They carried off
Ge 34:29b/e all their
Ge 34:29f women and children
Ge 34:29c/h (Ed: and) (everything) (Ed: else of value that they could find) wealth (in the houses)
Ge 34:29g taking as plunder.

Ge 34:30a Then (Ed: When) Jacob (Ed: heard about these terrible things, he) said to Simeon and Levi,
Ge 34:30c by making me (Ed: Your wicked deeds have made us) a stench to (Ed: in) the Canaanites and Perizzites, (Ed: nostrils of) the people living in this land.
Ge 34:30b "You have brought (Ed: great) trouble on me (Ed: us all, for)
Ge 34:30d We are few in number, and if they (Ed: towns around here) join forces against me and attack me, I and my household (Ed: us, we) will be destroyed.
Ge 35:1a (Ed: But) Then (Ed: the Lord) God
Ge 35:1c (Ed: came) to Jacob
Ge 35:1f and
Ge 35:1b said
Ge 35:1d "Go up to Bethel
Ge 35:1g who (Ed: where I) appeared to you when you were (he was) fleeing from your (his) brother (Ge 35:7g) Esau,
Ge 35:1g (Ed: and) build an altar
Ge 35:1i to (Ed: me) God
Ge 35:1e/h and settle there (Ed: you will find refuge.)

Ge 35:2a So Jacob said to his (Ed: family) household and to all (Ed: the others) who were with him:
Ge 35:3b Come! Let us go up to Bethel where I will build an altar to (Ed: my) God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone."
Ge 35:2b "(Ed: But first,) Get rid of
Ge 35:2c the (Ed: any) foreign gods
(Ge 35:4b)
Ge 35:4d and the rings in their ears (Ed: cult symbols)
Ge 35:2d you (they) have (had) with you, and
(Ge 35:4c)
Ge 35:3a Then
Ge 35:2d purify (Ed: wash) yourselves and change your (Ed: into new) clothes, (Ed: as a sign that my God is the God of us all.)
Ge 35:4a So they gave (Ed: came forward and surrendered all their pagan gods and symbols to) Jacob all
Ge 35:4e-5 and (Ed: he) Jacob buried them under the (Ed: an) oak at (Ed: tree there in) Shechem. Then they set out, and the terror of God fell upon the towns all around them so that no one pursued them.

Ge 35:6a (Ed: So) Jacob and all the people with him came to (Ed: traveled safely through)
Ge 35:6d in the land of Canaan
Ge 35:7d (Ed: to) the place
Ge 35:6b (Ed: near the city of) Luz
Ge 35:7c (Ed: that) he (Ed: had) called
Ge 35:6c (that is,) (El) (Bethel)
(Ge 35:7e)
Ge 35:7f because it was there that God (Ed: first) revealed himself to him.
Ge 35:7b and
Ge 35:7a There he built an altar (Ed: as the Lord had commanded.)
Ge 35:16b they (Ed: remained at)
Ge 35:16d Bethel (Ed: for some time, and)
Ge 35:16a Then
Ge 35:16c moved on from (Ed there southward toward)
Ge 35:27c near Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron)
Ge 35:16f (Ed: Now) Rachel (Ed: was pregnant with Jacob's twelfth son,)
Ge 35:16h and
Ge 35:16e While (Ed: when) they were still some distance from (Ed: came near to) Ephrath (Ed: Bethlehem,)
Ge 35:16g (Ed: she) began to give birth.
Ge 35:16i (Ed: She) had great difficulty, (Ed: and)
Ge 35:18a As
Ge 35:18c she named her son Ben-Oni (Ed: was delivered,)
Ge 35:18b she breathed her last, for she was dying
Ge 35:18d But his father (Ed: Jacob) named him (Ed: the boy) Benjamin; (Ed: which means "son of my right hand," for Rachel was the most beloved of his wives.)
Ge 35:19a So
Ge 35:20b Jacob
Ge 35:19c died and was buried
Ge 35:19b Rachel
Ge 35:19d on (Ed: there beside) the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).
Ge 35:20d and
Ge 35:20c (Ed: he) set up a pillar
Ge 35:20a Over her tomb
Ge 35:20e to this day that pillar mark(Ed: ed)s Rachel's tomb (Ed: the place for centuries).

Ge 35:27a (Ed: Finally,) Jacob came home to his father Isaac,
Ge 35:27d and Isaac (Ed: who) had stayed (Ed: moved his flocks and herds back to)
Ge 35:27b in Mamre, near Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron)
Ge 35:27c where Abraham (Ed: had lived. It had been almost thirty years since Jacob had fled Esau's wrath to Mesopotamia, and the brothers were now nearly a hundred and ten years old. Isaac, who was sixty when his sons were born, was a hundred and seventy.)
Ge 35:28 Isaac (Ed: He) lived a(Ed: nother ten) hundred and eighty years,
Ge 35:29 Then he breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people; old and full of years. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him (Ed: there among the great trees).

Joseph and His Brothers

Ge 37:3a Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and, (Ed: to show his love,) he made
Ge 37:3c for him
Ge 37:3b a richly-(Ed: colored) ornamented robe.
Ge 37:4a/c When (they) his brothers
Ge 37:4d hated him (Ed: Joseph for this bright reminder)
Ge 37:4b saw that (Ed: of) their father(Ed: 's preference) loved him more than any of them,
Ge 37:4e and could not speak a kind word to him.
Ge 37:5a (And) (Ed: To make matters worse,) Joseph had a (because of his) dream and (what) when (Ge 37:8b/d) (Ed: that) he told (had said) (Ed: related) it
Ge 37:5b to his brothers
Ge 37:6b to (Ed: that caused) them
Ge 37:5c they (Ed: to) hated him all the more.
(Ge 37:8c)
Ge 37:6c "Listen to this dream I had,"
Ge 37:6a He said.
Ge 37:7-8a "We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it." (Ed: They) His brothers said to him (Ed: were furious, and exclaimed: "Do (Ed: Are you telling us that) you intend to reign over us? Will (Ed: That) you (Ed: are) actually (Ed: worthy to) rule us?"

Ge 37:12 Now, (Ed: soon after this, Joseph's) his brothers had gone (Ed: went off) to graze their father's flocks near Shechem.
Ge 37:13a and (so he) Israel
(Ge 37:14a)
Ge 37:13d (Ed: called) Joseph
Ge 37:13c to ( him) (Ed:and)
(Ge 37:14c)
Ge 37:13b said,
(Ge 37:14b)
Ge 37:13e "As you know, your brothers are grazing the (Ed: our) flocks (Ed: up around) near Shechem.
Ge 37:13f Come, I am going to send (Ed: want) you to
Ge 37:14d go and see if all is well with
Ge 37:13g them (your brothers)
(Ge 37:14e)
Ge 37:14f and with the flocks, and bring word back to me."
Ge 37:13h "Very well, (Ed: father)," he (Ed: Joseph) replied,
Ge 37:14g Then he (Ed: and Israel) sent him off from the valley of Hebron (Ed: on his way).

Ge 37:17b So Joseph went after his brothers and (Ed: finally) found them (Ed: well to the north of Shechem), near Dothan.
Ge 37:18b they (Ed: The brothers) saw him (Ed: approaching) in the distance
Ge 37:25a As they sat down to eat their (Ed: mid-day) meal
Ge 37:27f and
Ge 37:19b they said to each other,
Ge 37:19a "(Ed: Look!) Here comes that dreamer! (Ed: Let's rid ourselves of him once and for all!)"
Ge 37:18c and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him (Ed: Joseph when he got there.)
Ge 37:25b (Ed: Just then, though,) they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead. Their camels were loaded with spices, balm and myrrh, and they were on their way to take them down to (Ed: bound for) Egypt.
Ge 37:27c and
Ge 37:26 Judah said to (Ed: the others,) his brothers, "What will we gain if we kill (Ed: him) our brother and cover up his blood?
Ge 37:27e after all, he is our brother, our own flesh
Ge 37:27a Come, let's
Ge 37:27d not lay (Ed: stain) our hands on him,
Ge 37:27f (Ed: with his) blood
Ge 37:18a But
Ge 37:27b sell him to the Ishmaelites."
Ge 37:27f His brothers agreed,
Ge 37:23a So - when
(Ge 37:28a)
Ge 37:23b Joseph came to his brothers (Ed: arrived at their camp -) they stripped him of his robe - the richly ornamented robe he was wearing.
Ge 37:28c came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern and (Ed: they) sold him for twenty shekels (Ed: half a pound) of silver to
Ge 37:28b/d the Midianite (Ishmaelites) merchants
Ge 37:28e who took (Ed: carried) him (Ed: off) to Egypt.

Ge 37:31d (Ed: After the caravan had gone, the brothers) slaughtered a goat and
Ge 37:31e dipped the robe in (Ed: poured) its blood
Ge 37:31c got (Ed: over) Joseph's robe.
Ge 37:31a Then
Ge 37:31b they
(Ge 37:32a)
Ge 37:32b took the ornamented (Ed: bloody) robe back to their father and said, "We found this (Ed: on our way back from grazing your flocks). Examine it to see whether it is your son's robe."
Ge 37:33a He examined (Ed: Israel took one look at) it and said (Ed: cried out), "It is
Ge 37:33b/e my son(Joseph)'s robe!
Ge 37:33c Some ferocious animal has
Ge 37:33f has surely been torn (Ed: him) to pieces (Ed: and)
Ge 37:33d devoured him!
Ge 37:34a (so) Then (his father) Jacob (Ed: Israel)
(Ge 37:35b)
Ge 37:35c wept
Ge 37:34d for (him) his (Ed: lost) son
(Ge 37:35d)
Ge 37:34b (Ed: He) tore his clothes, put on sackcloth
Ge 37:34c and mourned (Ed: without ceasing for)
Ge 37:34e many days.
Ge 37:35 All (Ed: of) his (Ed: other) sons and daughters came to comfort him (Ed: with consoling words), but he refused to be comforted. "No!" he said, "in mourning will I go down to the grave with my son."


Ge 37:36a Meanwhile,
Ge 37:36b the (Ishmaelites) Midianites
(Ge 39:1g)
Ge 39:1b/g (who) had (bought) Joseph (from) (Ed: his brothers) been taken down to (there) (Ed:
(Ge 39:1f) arrived) (in) Egypt, (Ed: where they) (sold) (him)
Ge 37:36c to
Ge 39:1d an Egyptian (Ed: named)
Ge 37:36d Potiphar
(Ge 39:1c)
Ge 39:1e (who was
Ge 37:36f one of the officials, the captain of Pharaoh's guard.
(Ge 39:1e)
Ge 39:2c and he (Ed: Joseph went to) lived in the house of his Egyptian master.
Ge 39:2a (Ed: But) The Lord was with (him) Joseph
(Ge 39:3b)
Ge 39:2b and, (Ed: even in slavery,)
Ge 39:2c he prospered.
Ge 39:3d And
Ge 39:3a When his master saw that
Ge 39:3e that the Lord gave him success in everything he did,
Ge 39:4a Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his (Ed: personal) attendant.
Ge 39:4b (Ed: Eventually,) Potiphar put him in charge of his (Ed: entire) household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned.

Ge 39:1a Now
(Ge 39:6b)
Ge 39:6c-7a Joseph was well-built and handsome and, after a while, his master's wife took notice of (Ed: him).
Ge 39:7c And (Ed: once, when no one else was within hearing, she) said (Ed: to)
Ge 39:7b Joseph
Ge 39:7d "Come to bed with me!"
Ge 39:10b He (Ed: steadfastly) refused to go to bed with her or even be (Ed: alone) with her,
Ge 39:10a And (Ed: even) though she spoke (Ed: continued) to (Ed: importune him in this way) Joseph day after day.
Ge 39:11-12a (Ed: But) One day (Ed: when) he went into the house to attend to his duties, and (Ed: she had contrived that) none of the (Ed: other) household servants was inside. She caught him by his cloak (Ed: to keep him from leaving,) and said, "(Ed: Now you will) Come to bed with me!" But
Ge 39:12b he (had) left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.
(Ge 39:13b)

Ge 39:13a When she saw that (Ed: Joseph was never going to make love to her,)
Ge 39:14a she (Ed: Potiphar's wife)
Ge 39:14g screamed.
Ge 39:14b called her household servants (Ed: came running in, and)
Ge 39:14d she said to them,
Ge 39:14e "This (He) (That) Hebrew (slave you) has been brought to us (Ed: Joseph) (came in) (Ed: (Ge 39:17c) here and tried) to make sport of (sleep with) (me) us!
Ge 39:14f but (as soon as) (when) I (he heard me) (scream)(ed) (for help)
(Ge 39:18a)
(Ge 39:15a)
Ge 39:15b he
Ge 39:15e ran out of the house.
(Ge 39:18e)
Ge 39:15d and
(Ge 39:18d)
Ge 39:14c Look!
Ge 39:18b he
Ge 39:15c left his cloak (Ed: here) beside me!
(Ge 39:18c)
Ge 39:19a When his master (Ed: Potiphar returned home)
Ge 39:19c his wife told (Ed: berated) him, saying,
Ge 39:19e "This is (Ed: Listen to) how your (Ed: pet) slave treated me,"
Ge 39:17a Then (Ed: and) she told him
Ge 39:17b this (Ed: the) story (Ed: she had concocted for her servants.)

Ge 39:19b (Ed: When he) heard (Ed: her tale,) the story
Ge 39:20a Joseph's master (Ed: Potiphar)
Ge 39:19f he burned with anger.
Ge 39:20b took (Ed: and had) him and put him (Ed: Joseph thrown) in(Ed: to the) prison the place where the king's (Ed: those who had offended Pharaoh) prisoners were confined.
Ge 39:20c-21 But while Joseph was (Ed: even) there in the prison, the Lord was with him (Ed: Joseph); he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.
Ge 40:1a Some (Ed: Within a short) time later,
Ge 39:22 So the warden put Joseph in charge of all those held in the (Ed: other) prison(Ed: ers), and he was made (Ed: him) responsible for all that was done there (Ed: the daily prison activities).

Ge 40:1b (Ed: Now one of) the (Ed: prisoners was Pharaoh's) cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt (Ed: who had somehow) offended their (Ed: his) master, the king of Egypt.
Ge 40:9a So (Ed: And one day,) the chief cupbearer told (Ed: came to) Joseph his (Ed: and asked him if he could interpret a) dream (Ed: he'd had). He said to him, "In my dream, I saw a vine
Ge 40:10a and on the vine were (Ed: with) three branches.
Ge 40:9b in front of me (Ed: Before my eyes,)
Ge 40:10b As soon as it budded, it blossomed, and its (Ed: produced) clusters (Ed: of) ripened into grapes.
Ge 40:11a (Ed: I was holding) Pharaoh's cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes, squeezed them into
Ge 40:11c (Ed: the) cup and put (Ed: it) the cup in
Ge 40:11b/d (his) Pharaoh's
Ge 40:11e hand."

Ge 40:12-13 "This is what it (Ed: your dream means," Joeph said to him. "The three branches are three days. Within three days (Ed: from now) Pharoah will lift up your head and restore you to your position, and you will put Pharaoah's cup in his hand, just as you used to do when you were his cupbearer.
Ge 40:20-21 Now the third day was Pharaoh's birthday, and he gave a feast for all his officials, (Ed: including those who were out of favor.) He lifted up the heads of the chief cupbearer and, (Ed: just as Joseph had predicted.) the chief baker in the presence of his officials: He restored the chief cupbearer to his position, so that he once again put the cup into Pharaoh's hand.

Ge 41:1-4a When (Ed: One night) two full years had passed (Ed: later), Pharoah (Ed: himself) had a (Ed: disturbing) dream: He was standing by the Nile when out of the river there came up seven cows, sleek and fat, and they grazed among the reeds. After them, seven other cows, ugly and gaunt, came up out of the Nile and stood beside those on the riverbank. And the cows that were ugly and gaunt ate up the seven sleek, fat cows.
Ge 41:4c Pharaoh woke up (Ed: startled, but)
(Ge 41:7c)
Ge 41:5b fell asleep again.
Ge 41:5c and
Ge 41:4b Then
(Ge 41:7b)
Ge 41:5a He
Ge 41:5d had a second dream: Seven heads of grain, healthy and good, were growing on a single stalk. After them,
Ge 41:5f sprouted
Ge 41:5e seven other heads of grain
Ge 41:5g thin and scorched (Ed: -looking.) by the east wind
Ge 41:7a The thin heads of grain swallowed up the (Ed: nourishment of the) seven healthy, full heads, (Ed: and the entire stalk crumbled into dust.)

Ge 41:7d it (Ed: They) had (Ed: only) been a dream(Ed: s but,)
Ge 41:8a In the morning, his mind was (Ed: still) troubled (Ed: by them). so he sent for all the magicians and wise men of Egypt. Pharaoh (Ed: and) told them (Ed: to)
Ge 41:8d interpret
Ge 41:8b/e (them) his dreams
Ge 41:8f for him,
Ge 41:8c but no one could.
Ge 41:9a Then the chief (Ed: his) cupbearer said to Pharaoh, (Ed: him, "My lord,)
Ge 41:10b once (Ed: when)
Ge 41:10a Pharaoh was
Ge 41:10c angry with his servants , and he imprisoned me and the chief baker in the house (Ed: dungeons) of the captain of the guard.
Ge 41:9b (Now) Today
(Ge 41:12a)
Ge 41:9c I am reminded (Ed: that) of my shortcomings.
Ge 41:12d there
Ge 41:12c was
Ge 41:12b a young Hebrew (Ed: in prison)
Ge 41:12e-13 with us; servant (Ed: a slave) of the captain of the guard. We told (Ed: would tell) him our dreams and he interpreted them for us, giving each man the (Ed: would give us) interpretation(Ed: s) of (Ed: them) his dream. And things turned out exactly as he interpreted them to us: I, (Ed: for example,) was restored to my position, (Ed: just as he foretold.) and the other man was hanged.

Ge 41:14-17 So Pharaoah sent for Joseph, and he was quickly brought from the dungeon. When he had shaved and changed his clothes, he came before Pharaoh. Pharaoh (Ed: who) said to (Ed: him) Joseph, "I(Ed: 've) had a dream(Ed: s that) and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream (Ed: perhaps) you can interpret it." "I cannot do it (Ed: on my own)," Joseph replied, "but (Ed: my) God will give Pharaoh (Ed: me) the answer he desires." Then (Ed: And) Pharaoh said to Joseph, " In my (told him what he had) dream(Ed: ed) I was standing on the bank of the Nile.

Ge 41:25a Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The (Ed: Both) dreams of Pharaoh
Ge 41:25b (They) are (it is) (Ed: carry) one and the same (dream) (Ed: message).
(Ge 41:26b)
(Ge 41:27b)
Ge 41:25c God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do.
Ge 41:26a The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good heads of grain are
Ge 41:26b seven years
(Ge 41:29a)
Ge 41:29b of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt.
Ge 41:30a but seven years of famine (Ed: unfruitfulness)
(Ge 41:27c)
Ge 41:27a The seven lean, ugly cows that came up afterward, are seven years, and so are the seven worthless heads of grain scorched by the east wind:
Ge 41:30c will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten (Ed: only a memory,) and the famine will ravage the land.
Ge 41:33b now
Ge 41:34a Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance.
Ge 41:35a They should collect all the (Ed: this) food of these years that are coming and store (Ed: it) up the grain
Ge 41:35c to be kept in the cities (Ed: and villages)
Ge 41:35d for food (Ed: distribution when the famine strikes).
Ge 41:33a And
Ge 41:33c let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of the land of Egypt
Ge 41:35b under the authority of Pharaoh, (Ed: to supervise this task.)

Ge 41:37 The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials,
Ge 41:39a (so) Then Pharaoh said to Joseph:
(Ge 41:41a)
(Ge 41:44a)
Ge 41:39b "Since (Ed: Because it is your) God (Ed: who) has made all this known to you, there is (Ed: can be) no one (Ed: else)
Ge 41:44d in all Egypt,
Ge 41:39c so discerning and wise as you.
Ge 41:44b I am Pharaoh, but
Ge 41:43a He had him (Ed: you will) ride in a (Ed: royal) chariot (Ed: throughout the land)
Ge 41:43c and his (Ed: my) men (Ed: will) shouted before (Ed: you) him, Make way
Ge 41:43b (Ed: for) as his (Ed: the Pharaoh's) second-in-command
Ge 41:44c without your word , no one will lift hand or foot.
Ge 41:45 Pharaoh gave Joseph the name (Ed: And so that none will doubt your word as that of a foreigner, you will be called) Zaphenath-Paneah and gave him (Ed: take) Asenath - daughter of Potiphera, (Ed: the) priest of On (Ed: Heliopolis) - to be his (Ed: your) wife.
Ge 41:42a Then Pharoah took his (Ed: the) signet ring from his (Ed: own) finger and put it on Joseph's finger, (Ed: and) He (Ed: ordered that Joseph be) dressed him in robes of fine linen and put (Ed: with) a gold chain around his neck.
Ge 41:41b (Thus) (Ed: did) I (he) (Ed: Pharaoh) hereby put (him) you (Ed: Joseph) in charge of the (Ge 41:43b) whole land of Egypt.


Ge 41:45b And (Ed: so) Joseph went (out from Pharaoh's presence and traveled) throughout the (Ge 41:46b) land of Egypt.
Ge 41:46a Joseph (Ed: He) was (Ed: now) thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt
Ge 41:47-49 During the seven years of abundance the land produced plentifully. Joseph collected all the (Ed: surplus) food produced in those seven years of abundance in Egypt and stored it (Ed: in warehouses that he ordered built) in the (Ed: centrally-located) cities. (Ed: And) In (Ed: this way) each city he put the food grown in the fields surrounding it. (Ed: he) Joseph stored up huge quantities of grain; like the sand(Ed: s) of the sea; it was so much that he stopped keeping records because it was beyond measure.

Ge 41:53-54a The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end, and the seven (Ed: lean) years of famine began, just as Joseph had (Ed: predicted) said.
Ge 41:54b (because) There was (the) (severe) famine in all (Ed:throughout that part of) the (world)
(Ge 41:57b)
Ge 41:54d but in the whole land of Egypt there was food.
Ge 41:54c (And all the) (Ed: people from) other lands (countries)
(Ge 41:57a)
Ge 41:57b came (Ed: swarmed in)to (Ed: the country) Egypt to buy grain from Joseph.
Ge 42:1-2 When Jacob, (Ed: called Israel by God,) learned (Ed: of this back in Canaan) that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons: "Why do(Ed: n't) you just keep (Ed: stand around here) looking at each other. He continued, "I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy some for us, so that (Ed: before) we may live and not (Ed: all) die (Ed: starve to death)!"

Ge 42:3 Then ten of (Ed: And so) Joseph's (Ed: the) brothers went down (Ed: set out) to buy grain from (Ed: in) Egypt.
Ge 42:6a Now Joseph was the governor of the land, the one who sold (Ed: had taken personal charge of selling) grain to all its (Ed: the) people (Ed: coming in from other lands). So when Joseph's (Ed: his) brothers arrived, they (Ed: were brought before him)
Ge 42:7a As soon as Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them
(Ge 42:8b)
Ge 42:7b but (Although)
(Ge 42:8a)
Ge 42:8c they did not recognize him. (Ed: Joseph, after all, had matured considerably since they had last seen him; was shaven and attired like a prince of Egypt, and was even known by the Egyptian name Pharaoh had conferred on him.

Ge 42:7c (Ed: So) he (Ed: Joseph) pretended to be a stranger and spoke harshly to them: "Where do you come from?" he asked (Ed: demanded). "From the land of Canaan," they replied, "to buy food."
Ge 42:9b (Ed: "Liars!") and said to them, (Ed: Joseph shouted). "You are spies! You have come (Ed: sent here) to see where our land is unprotected!"
Ge 42:16b you will (Ed: all) be kept (Ed: here) in prison!
Ge 43:27b how (Ed: Dismayed,) they were
Ge 42:6b bowed (Ed: fell) down to (Ed: before) him with their faces to the ground,

Ge 42:9a Then he (Ed: and Joseph) remembered his (Ed: youthful) dreams about them.
Ge 42:10b (Ed: And) they answered (Ed: cried out,)
Ge 42:10 "No, my lord!"
Ge 42:10c Your servants
(Ge 42:11b)
Ge 42:11c are honest men, not spies!"
Ge 42:11a We are all the sons of one man
Ge 42:10d have come (Ed: who has sent us here only) to buy food!

Ge 43:27a/f He (Ed: Joseph) (said) asked them
Ge 43:27g "How is your aged father you told me about? Is he still living
Ge 43:27e then?
Ge 43:27c and
Ge 44:18a Then Judah went (Ed: spoke) up, to him and said (Ed: saying), "Please
Ge 44:18b/f my lord!
Ge 44:18g Do not be angry with (Ed: us!)
Ge 44:18i (Ed: Even) though you are equal to Pharaoh himself,
Ge 44:18c let
Ge 44:18d/h your servant
Ge 44:18e speak a word (Ed: plainly to you.")
Ge 44:20 And we answered (Ed: Joseph nodded his assent and Judah said:) "We have an aged father, and there is a young(Ed: est of us" - he said pointing to Benjamin - "is one of two) son(Ed: s) born to him in his old age (Ed: by the wife he loved most. But) His brother is dead, and he is the only one of his mother's sons left. and his (Ed: Our) father (Ed: has placed all the) loves (Ed: he felt for the dead son in) him (Ed: and, if he does not return, out father will surely die.)

Ge 45:1a Then (Ed: At that,) Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and
Ge 45:1b he (Joseph) cried out (said)
(Ge 45:3a
Ge 45:3b to his brothers: "I am Joseph!"
Ge 45:4-5 (Ed: At first, they couldn't believe it was him, but he) Then Joseph said to (Ed: them:) his brothers "Come close to me." (Ed: And) When they had done so, he said: "I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt. And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save (Ed: your) lives that God sent me ahead of you.
Ge 45:12 (Ed: Look closely at me, and) you can see for yourselves and so can my brother Benjamin, that it is really I who am speaking to you."
Ge 45:14a Then he threw his arms around
Ge 45:14b his brother(s)
(Ge 45:15c)
Ge 45:15a And he kissed
Ge 45:15e them,
Ge 45:14c Benjamin and (Ed: they) (all) wept (over), and Benjamin embraced him, weeping (Ed: for (Ge 45:15b/d) joy).
Ge 45:15f Afterward, his brothers (Ed: they) talked with him (Ed: together for a long time about all that had taken place since Joseph had come to Egypt).

Israel in Egypt

Ge 45:16-17a When the news reached Pharaoh's palace that Joseph's brothers had come, Pharaoh and all his officials were pleased. (Ed: For, by now, Joseph was considered indispensable, and they saw this as an opportunity to perpetuate his ties to Egypt: So) Pharaoh (Ed: called)
Ge 45:17c Joseph (Ed: to the palace and)
Ge 45:17b said to (Ed: him:)
Ge 45:19a You are also directed to
Ge 45:17e Do this
(Ge 45:19c)
Ge 45:19d Take some (Ed: of our) carts from Egypt
Ge 45:17d Tell (Ed: and give them to) your brothers. (Ed: And)
Ge 45:19b tell them
Ge 45:17f Load your animals and (Ed: these carts with grain, and) return to the land of Canaan
Ge 45:17g and (Ed: Then) bring (get) your father and (for) your (children and wives) families (and (Ge 45:19e) come) back to me (Ed: here).
Ge 45:20a Never mind about your belongings (Ed: in Canaan), because
Ge 45:18a/c/g the best (of all Egypt) I will (be yours) give you
(Ge 45:20b)
Ge 45:18d and you can (Ed: will) enjoy the fat
Ge 45:18b/f of the land.

Ge 45:25-27 (Ed: And) So they (Joseph's brothers) went up out of Egypt and came (Ed: returned) to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan. They told him, "Joseph is still alive! In fact, he is the ruler (Ed: governor) of all Egypt!" Jacob (Ed: Israel) was stunned; (Ed: and) he did not believe them. But when they told him everything Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the carts Joseph had sent to them to carry him back, the (Ed: his) spirit of their father Jacob revived (Ed: enough to consent to accompany his offspring back to Egypt).

Ge 46:1-4 So Israel set out with all that was his and, when he reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. And God spoke to (Ed: him) Israel in a vision at (Ed: that) night, and said (Ed: calling out), "Jacob! Jacob! (Ed: Israel! Israel! ). "Here I am," he replied. "I am God, the God of your father(Ed: s)," he (Ed: the Lord) said. "Do not be afraid to go down into Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there. I will go down into Egypt (Ed: always be) with you and, (Ed: one day,) I will surely bring you (Ed: that nation) back again. And, (Ed: as for you,) Joseph's own hand will close your eyes."
Ge 45:28 And Israel said, "I'm convinced, (Ed: Lord!) My son Joseph is still alive, and I will go and see him before I die!"

Ge 46:28c (Ed: Thus did) they (Israel)
(Ge 46:29b)
Ge 46:28d arrived in the region of Goshen (Ed: make his way to Egypt,)
Ge 46:29e wept for a long time (Ed: where he was tearfully)
Ge 46:29a/c Joseph had his chariot made ready and went to Goshen to meet (Ed: reunited with) his father. As soon as (Ed: son) Joseph appeared before him, he threw his arms around his father
Ge 46:29d and
Ge 47:5a (Ed: As he had promised,) Pharaoh said to Joseph
Ge 47:5c have come to (is before) you (Ed: gave)
(Ge 47:6d)
Ge 47:5b (Ed: them) Your father and your brothers
(Ge 47:6f)
Ge 47:6g in the best part of
Ge 47:6b/h the land
Ge 47:6c of Egypt (Ed: in the country)
Ge 47:6e (Ed: on which to) settle.
Ge 47:9a And Jacob (Ed: Israel) said to Pharaoh, "The years of my pilgrimage are (Ed: was) a hundred and thirty (years old)
Ge 46:28b When
Ge 47:28b (Ed: he arrived) in Egypt
Ge 47:6a and
Ge 47:28a (Ed: he) Jacob lived
Ge 47:28c (Ed: another) seventeen years.
Ge 47:29a When the time drew near for (Ed: him) Israel to die,
Ge 47:29b (Then) he (Jacob) called for his son(s) Joseph
(Ge 49:1a)
Ge 47:29c and (then) (Jacob) (Israel) said to (Ed: them) him (Joseph)
(Ge 48:3a)
(Ge 48:21a)
(Ge 49:1b)
Ge 49:1c Gather around (Assemble)
(Ge 49:2a)
Ge 49:1d so I (Ed: you) can (Ed: hear me,)
Ge 49:2d (Ed: my) sons of Jacob
Ge 49:2c/e listen
Ge 49:2f to your father Israel,
Ge 49:2b and (Ed: I will)
Ge 49:1e tell you what will (Ed: is to) happen to you in the days to come."

Ge 48:3b (Ed: When I left my father's home to go to Mesopotamia,) God almighty appeared to me (Ed: neart the town of) Luz, at (Ed: the place I called Beth-El.)
Ge 48:3f and there he blessed me
Ge 48:4a and said to me: "I am going to (Ed: will) make you fruitful and will increase your numbers. I will make (Ed: until) you (Ed: are) a community of peoples, and I will give
Ge 48:3c in the (this) land of Canaan
(Ge 48:4b)
(Ge 48:7b)
Ge 48:4c as an everlasting possession to your descendants after you."
Ge 48:21d (Ed: Thus) will God be with you and take you (Ed: our children's children) back to the (Ed: promised) land

Ge 47:31c Then
Ge 47:31b he (Ed: Israel) said
Ge 48:21b I am about to die (be gathered to my people),
(Ge 49:29b)
Ge 47:29d If I have found favor in your eyes,
Ge 47:29e put your hand under my thigh and promise (Swear to me)
(Ge 47:31a)
Ge 47:29f that you will show me kindness and faithfulness (Ed: even after I am gone).
Ge 49:29a (Ed: And) Then he gave them (Ed: his sons) these instructions:
Ge 47:29g Do not bury me in Egypt
Ge 47:30a but
(Ge 48:21c)
Ge 47:30b when I (Ed: let me) rest
Ge 47:30c (of) with my (your) fathers
(Ge 48:21e)
(Ge 49:29d)
Ge 47:30d carry me (Ed: up) out of Egypt and
Ge 47:30c Bury me
(Ge 49:29c)
Ge 47:30d where they are buried;
Ge 49:29e in the cave (Ed: of Machpelah) in the field of (Ed: that Abraham bought from) Ephron the Hittite.
Ge 49:33a When
Ge 47:31f (Ed: he) Jacob
Ge 49:33c had finished giving (Ed: these) instrucftions, to his sons
Ge 47:30c he (Joseph) said (swore to him).
(Ge 47:31e)
Ge 47:30b "I (Ed: We) will do as you say, (Ed: father.")
(Ge 47:31d)
Ge 48:15a Then
Ge 49:33b Israel
Ge 47:31g worshiped (Ed: the Lord,) as he leaned on the top of his staff.
Ge 47:31e and
Ge 48:15b he blessed Joseph and said (Ed: his family, saying:) "May the God before whom
Ge 48:15c my fathers Abraham and Isaac
(Ge 48:16g)
Ge 48:15d walked;
Ge 48:15e the God (Angel) who has
(Ge 48:16a)
Ge 48:15f been my shepherd all my life
Ge 48:16e and
Ge 48:16b delivered me from all harm
Ge 48:15g to this day:
Ge 48:16c May he bless these boys (Ed: you all). May (Ed: you) they be called by
Ge 48:16d/f my (the) name(s of)
Ge 48:16h and may they increase greatly upon the earth.
Ge 49:33d (Ed: Then) he (Ed: Israel) drew his feet up into the bed, breathed his last, and was gathered to his people.

Ge 50:12 So (Ed: His) Jacob's sons did as he had commanded them.
Ge 50:13 They carried him (Ed: back) to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre, which Abraham had bought as a burial place from Ephron the Hittite along with the field.
Ge 50:14 After burying his father, (Ed: Then they) Joseph returned to Egypt, together with his brothers and all the others who had gone with him to bury his father. (Ed: where their families lived for generations in peace and prosperity.)
Ex 1:7b (Ed: Israel's blessings) were (Ed: honored by God,) fruitful and (Ed: they) multiplied greatly; and became (Ed: becoming)
Ex 1:7c/e (so) exceedingly
Ex 1:7d numerous
Ex 1:7f that the(Ed: y spread out over the entire) land was filled with them.
Ex 1:7a But the (Ed: And they came to be called) Israelites.

Ex 1:6 Now Joseph and all his brothers, and all (Ed: of) that generation, died (Ed: eventually passed away).
Ex 1:8a Then (Ed: And) a new king (Ed: pharaoh), who did not know about (Ed: knew nothing of Joseph(Ed: 's stature and achievements)
Ex 1:8d in Egypt
Ex 1:8c came to power.
Ex 1:9 "Look," he said to his people (Ed: officials), "the(Ed: se) Israelites have become to numerous (Ed: and prosperous) for us,
Ex 1:10c and
Ex 1:10b or they will become even (Ed: only increase) more (Ed: as time goes on.) numerous
Ex 1:10d (Ed: I am concerned that) if war breaks out, (Ed: they) will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country (Ed: with all their wealth)."
Ex 1:10a Come, we must deal shrewdly with them.
Ex 1:11a (Ed: And) So (Ed: it was that) they (Ed: Egypt confiscated the Israelites' belongings and) put slave masters over them;) to oppress them with forced labor. (Ed: Thus began the four hundred years of captivity that the Lord had prophesied to Abraham centuries before in Gerar.)


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