Tyndale Bible

Genesis 29

Jacob cometh to the well of Haran.

Genesis 29:1 Then Iacob lyfte vp his fete and wet toward the east countre. Genesis 29:2 And as he loked aboute behold there was a well in the feld and .iij. flockes of shepe laye therby (for at that well were the flockes watered) and there laye a great stone at the well mouth Genesis 29:3 And the maner was to brynge the flockes thyther and to roull the stone fro the welles mouth and to water the shepe and to put the stone agayne vppon the wells mouth vnto his place. Genesis 29:4 And Iacob sayde vnto the: brethern whece be ye? and they sayde: of Haran ar we. Genesis 29:5 And he sayde vnto the: knowe ye Laban the sonne of Nahor. And they sayde: we knowe him. Genesis 29:6 And he sayde vnto the: is he in good health? And they sayde: he is in good health: and boholde his doughter Rahel cometh with ye shepe. Genesis 29:7 And he sayde: lo it is yet a great whyle to nyghte nether is it tyme yt the catell shulde be gathered together: water the shepe and goo and fede the. Genesis 29:8 And they sayde: we maye not vntill all ye flockes be brought together and the stone be roulled fro the wells mouth and so we water oure shepe.

He taketh acquaintance of Rachel.

Genesis 29:9 Whyle he yet talked with the Rahel came with hir fathers shepe for she kepte them. Genesis 29:10 As soone As Iacob sawe Rahel the doughter of Laban his mothers brother and the shepe of Laban his mothers brother he went and rowled the stone fro the wells mouth and watered the shepe of Laba his mothers brother Genesis 29:11 And Iacob kyssed Rahel and lyfte vp his voyce and wepte: Genesis 29:12 and tolde her also yt he was hir fathers brother and Rebeccas sonne. The Rahel ranne and tolde hir father.

Laban entertaineth him.

Genesis 29:13 When Laban herd tell of Iacob his sisters sonne he ranne agaynst him and embraced hi and kyssed him ad broughte him in to his house. And the Iacob told Laba all ye matter Genesis 29:14 And the Laba sayde: well thou art my bone and my flesh. Abyde with me the space of a moneth.

Genesis 29:15 And afterward Laban sayd vnto Iacob: though thou be my brother shuldest thou therfore serue me for nought? tell me what shall thi wages be? Genesis 29:16 And Laban had .ij. doughters the eldest called Lea and the yongest Rahel. Genesis 29:17 Lea was tender eyed: But Rahel was bewtifull ad well fauored.

Jacob covenanteth for Rachel.

Genesis 29:18 And Iacob loued her well and sayde: I will serue the .vij. yere for Rahel thy yongest doughter. Genesis 29:19 And Laban answered: it is better yt I geue her the than to another man? byde therfore with me. Genesis 29:20 And Iacob serued .vij. yeres for Rahel and they semed vnto him but a fewe dayes for the loue he had to her.

Genesis 29:21 And Iacob sayde vnto Laban geue me my wife that I maye lye with hir for the tyme appoynted me is come. Genesis 29:22 Than Laban bade all the men of that place and made a feast.

He is deceived with Leah.

Genesis 29:23 And when eue was come he toke Lea his doughter and broughte her to him and he went in vnto her. Genesis 29:24 And Laban gaue vnto his doughter Lea Zilpha his mayde to be hir seruaunte. Genesis 29:25 And when the mornynge was come beholde it was Lea. Than sayde he to Laban: wherfore hast thou played thus with me? dyd not I serue the for Rahel wherfore than hast thou begyled me? Genesis 29:26 Laban answered: it is not the maner of this place to marke the yongest before the eldest. Genesis 29:27 Passe out this weke and tha shall this also be geuen the for ye seruyce which thou shalt serue me yet .vij. yeres more.

He marrieth also Rachel, and serveth for her seven years more.

Genesis 29:28 And Iacob dyd eue so and passed out that weke and than he gaue hi Rahel his doughter to wyfe also. Genesis 29:29 And Laban gaue to Rahel his doughter Bilha his handmayde to be hir servaute. Genesis 29:30 So laye he by Rahel also and loued Rahel more than Lea and serued him yet .vij. yeres more.

Genesis 29:31 When the LORde sawe that Lea was despised he made her frutefull: but Rahel was baren.

Leah beareth Reuben,

Genesis 29:32 And Lea conceaued and bare a sonne ad called his name Rube for she sayde: the LORde hath loked apon my tribulation. And now my husbonde will loue me.


Genesis 29:33 And she conceaued agayne and bare a sonne and sayde: the LORde hath herde that I am despised ad hath therfore geuen me this sonne also and she called him Simeon.


Genesis 29:34 And she conceaued yet and bare a sonne ad sayde: now this once will my husbonde kepe me company because I haue borne him .iij. sonnes: and therfore she called his name Levi.

and Judah.

Genesis 29:35 And she conceaued yet agayne and bare a sonne saynge? Now will I prayse the LORde: therfore she called his name Iuda and left bearynge.

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