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Chapters from the Book of Genesis were displayed on Portal:Bible during the spring and summer of 2006.

Genesis 1

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GENESIS 1

The Bible starts with the creation account, which occurs in six days. On the first day God creates light; on the second, the firmament of heaven; on the third, he separates water and land, and creates plant life; on the fourth day he creates the sun, moon, and stars; on the fifth day marine life and birds; on the sixth day land animals, and man and woman.

PEOPLE: God - Spirit of God - the first man and woman

PLACES: Empty space, which becomes the universe, particularly the earth.

RELATED ARTICLES: Bereishit (parsha) - Creation according to Genesis - Tehom - Firmament - Framework interpretation (Genesis) - Biblical cosmology - Animal - Food - Image of God - Theomorphism - Marriage

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - Free - King James - Jewish Publication Society - Tyndale - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 2

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GENESIS 2

On the seventh day, the Sabbath, God rests, and sanctifies the day. God forms Adam out of earth ("adamah"), and sets him in the Garden of Eden, to watch over it. Adam is allowed to eat of all the fruit within it, except that of the "Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil." God then brings all the animals to Adam and Adam names them. When Adam does not find a helpmate, God then puts him into a deep sleep, takes a rib from his side, and from it forms a woman, to be his companion (his helpmate).

PEOPLE: יהוה‬ YHWH God - Adam and his wife

PLACES: Garden of Eden - Pishon - Gihon - Hiddekel - Euphrates

RELATED ARTICLES: Bereishit (parsha) - Creation according to Genesis - 7 (number) - Sabbath - Food - Tree of life - Tree of the knowledge of good and evil - Animal - Marriage - Nakedness

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - Free - King James - Jewish Publication Society - Tyndale - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 3

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GENESIS 3

Eve is convinced by a talking serpent to eat of the forbidden fruit. As punishment, the ground is cursed, Adam and Eve become mortal (because they no longer have access to the Tree of Life), and they are driven out of the garden. The entrance to the garden is then guarded by cherubim with a flaming sword.

PEOPLE: The serpent - יהוה‬ YHWH God - Eve - Adam - cherubim

PLACES: Garden of Eden

RELATED ARTICLES: Bereishit (parsha) - Fall of Man - The Fall and freedom of the will - Tree of the knowledge of good and evil - Good and evil - Summum bonum - Evil - Forbidden fruit - Food - Original sin - Nudity - Fig leaf - Divine presence - Theophany - Biblical curses - Bible prophecy - Childbirth - Patriarchy - Thorns, spines, and prickles - Thistle - Perspiration - Bread - Death - Decomposition - Hide (skin) - Biblical clothing - Tree of Life - Immortality - Agriculture - Tillage - Cherub - Flaming sword

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - Free - King James - Jewish Publication Society - Tyndale - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 4

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GENESIS 4

Cain and Abel are sons of Adam and Eve. They both offer sacrifice to the Lord, but the Lord favours Abel's sacrifice, and subsequently Cain murders Abel. The Lord questions Cain about Abel's location. Cain answers Am I my brother's keeper? Seeing through Cain's deception, the Lord curses Cain to wander the earth. Cain is overwhelmed by this and appeals in fear of being killed by other men, and so the Lord places a mark on Cain so that he would not be killed. Cain then departs to the Land of Nod. He fathers a lineage of children, and founds a city, which he named Enoch after the name of his son.

PEOPLE: Adam - Eve - Cain - Abel - יהוה‬ YHWH - Cain's wife - Enoch - Irad - Mehujael - Methusael - Lamech - Adah - Zillah - Jabal - Jubal - Tubal-cain - Naamah - Seth - Enos

PLACES: Land of Nod - City of Enoch

RELATED ARTICLES: Bereshit (parsha) - Sex - Shepherding[disambiguation needed] - Agriculture - Sacrifice - Anger - Sin - Murder - Death - Curses - Marriage - Polygamy - Animal husbandry - Music - Metallurgy - The name of YHVH

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - Free - King James - Jewish Publication Society - Tyndale - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 5

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GENESIS 5

The generations of Adam till Noah. Two names are traditionally given significance: Enoch, who walked with God, and was not, for God took him, and Methuselah who was the oldest person whose age is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. He reportedly reached the age of 969 years. A close reading of the dates reveals that Methuselah died in the year of the Great Flood.

PEOPLE: God - Adam - Seth - Enos - Kenan - Mahalaleel - Jared - Enoch - Methuselah - Lamech - Noah - Shem - Ham - Japheth

PLACES: no locations mentioned

RELATED ARTICLES: Bereshit (parsha) - Longevity myths

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 6

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GENESIS 6

The sons of God take wives of the daughters of men, and have children. God observes man's evil behaviour and decides to flood the earth and destroy all life. However, God finds one good man, Noah, "a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time", and decides that he will carry forth the lineage of man. God tells Noah to make an ark, and to bring with him his wife, and his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Additionally, he is to bring pairs of all living creatures, male and female, and in order to provide sustenance, he is told to bring and store food.

PEOPLE: Sons of God - daughters of men - Nephilim - יהוה‬ YHWH God - Noah - Shem - Ham - Japheth - Wives aboard Noah's Ark

PLACES: no locations mentioned

RELATED ARTICLES: Bereishit (parsha) - Noach (parsha) - Noah's Ark - Deluge (mythology)

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 7

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GENESIS 7

When Noah, age 600, completes the Ark, he and his family and the animals enter, and "the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened, and the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights." The flood covers even the highest mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet, and all creatures on Earth die; only Noah and those with him on the Ark are left alive.

PEOPLE: Noah - יהוה‬ YHWH God - Shem - Ham - Japheth - Noah's wife - the wives of Noah's sons

PLACES: no locations mentioned

RELATED ARTICLES: Noach (parsha) - Noah's Ark - Deluge (mythology)

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 8

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GENESIS 8

Finally, the Ark comes to rest on the mountains of Ararat, and the waters recede until the mountaintops emerge. Noah sends out first a raven, and then a dove, and he knows that the waters have subsided. Then he and his family and all the animals leave the Ark, and Noah makes a sacrifice to God. God resolves that never again will He destroy all life in this manner.

PEOPLE: יהוה‬ YHWH God - Noah - Sons of Noah - Noah's wife - the wives of Noah's sons

PLACES: mountains of Ararat

RELATED ARTICLES: Noach (parsha)

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 9

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GENESIS 9

God makes a covenant with Noah: He and his descendants are free to eat meat, the animals will fear man; and man is forbidden to eat "flesh with its life, that is, its blood." God forbids murder, and gives a commandment: "Be fruitful and multiply." As a sign of His covenant, He sets the rainbow in the sky. Noah's son Ham sees his father naked and informs his brothers, who cover Noah while averting their eyes. Noah curses Ham's son Canaan, while giving his blessing to Shem and Japheth. Noah dies 350 years after the Flood, at the age of 950.

PEOPLE: God, Noah, sons of Noah, Canaan

PLACES: no locations mentioned

RELATED ARTICLES: Noach (parsha) - Noahic covenant

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 10

GENESIS 10

An extensive list of descendants of Noah, known as the Table of Nations, begins by listing Noah's immediate children: Ham, Shem, Japheth. It then proceeds to detail their descendants.

PEOPLE: Shem - Ham - Japheth - Gomer - Magog - Madai - Javan - Tubal - Meshech - Tiras - Ashkenaz - Riphath - Togarmah - Elishah - Tarshish - Kittim - Dodanim - Cush - Mizraim - Phut - Canaan - Seba - Havilah (son of Cush) - Sabtah - Raamah - Sabtechah - Sheba (son of Raamah) - Dedan - Nimrod - Ashur - Ludim - Anamim - Lehabim - Naphtuhim - Pathrusim - Casluhim - Caphtorim - Sidon - Heth - Jebusites - Amorites - Girgashites - Hivites - Arkites - Sinites - Arvadites - Zemarites - Hamathites - Elam - Arpachshad - Lud - Aram - Uz - Hul - Gether - Mash - Salah - Eber - Peleg - Joktan - Almodad - Sheleph - Hazarmaveth - Jerah - Hadoram - Uzal - Diklah - Obal - Abimael - Sheba (son of Joktan) - Ophir - Havilah (son of Joktan) - Jobab

PLACES: Babel - Erech - Accad - Calneh - Shinar - Nineveh - Rehoboth - Calah - Resen - Canaan - Sidon - Gerar - Gaza - Sodom - Gomorrah - Admah - Zeboim - Lasha - Mesha - Sephar

RELATED ARTICLES: Sons of Noah - Noach (parsha)

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 11

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GENESIS 11

Mankind settles in Shinar. Here, they attempt to build a city and a tower whose top might reach unto Heaven. To prevent this project from succeeding, God confuses their languages so that each spoke a different language. Abram, a Shemite living in Ur, takes Sarai as his wife, and they have no children.

PEOPLE: people of Earth - יהוה‬ YHWH - Shem - Arpachshad - Salah - Eber - Peleg - Reu - Serug - Nahor, son of Serug - Terah - Abram - Nahor, son of Terah - Haran - Lot - Sarai - Milcah - Iscah

PLACES: Shinar - Ur -Chaldea - Canaan - Haran

RELATED ARTICLES: Noach (parsha)

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 12

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GENESIS 12

God directs Abram to migrate to Canaan. There God appears to him and promises the land to his descendants. Abram is forced to go to Egypt in order to evade a famine. Abram asks his wife Sarai to pretend she is his sister. The Egyptians recognise Sarai's beauty, and Sarai becomes part of Pharaoh's house, but the Lord sends a plague to punish Pharaoh for (unknowingly) causing adultery. Pharaoh sends Sarai and Abram away from Egypt.

PEOPLE: יהוה‬ YHWH - Abram - Sarai - Lot - Pharaoh

PLACES: Haran - Canaan - Sichem - Moreh - Bethel - Hai - Egypt

RELATED ARTICLES: Lech-Lecha

'ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 13

GENESIS 13

Abram returns to Canaan, and separates from Lot in order to put an end to disputes about pasturage. He gives Lot the choice of his abode. Lot went southeast to plains near the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, since the land there was well watered. God again appears to Abram, and promises to him the whole country.

PEOPLE: Abram - Sarai - Lot - Canaanites - Perizzites - men of Sodom - יהוה‬ YHWH

PLACES: Egypt - Bethel - Hai - Jordan - Sodom - Gomorrah - Zoar - Mamre

RELATED ARTICLES: Lech-Lecha

'ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 14

GENESIS 14

Lot is taken prisoner during a war. Abram pursues with his armed retainers. Returning victorious, Abram is met by Melchizedek, the king and high priest of Salem (Jerusalem), who blesses him, and in return Abram gives him a tithe of his booty, refusing his share of the same.

PEOPLE: Amraphel - Arioch - Chedorlaomer - Tidal - Bera - Birsha - Shinab - Shemeber - Rephaim - Zuzim - Emims - Horites - Amalekites - Amorites - Lot - Abram - Melchizedek

PLACES: Shinar - Ellasar - Elam - Sodom - Gomorrah - Admah - Zeboiim - Bela (Zoar) - Vale of Siddim - Ashteroth Karnaim - Ham - Shaveh Kiriathaim - Seir - Elparan - Enmishpat (Kadesh) - Hazezontamar - Dan - Hobah - Damascus - Salem

RELATED ARTICLES: Lech-Lecha

'ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 15

GENESIS 15

The Lord again appears to Abram and promises him protection, a rich reward, and numerous progeny. These descendants will pass four hundred years in servitude in a strange land; but after God has judged their oppressors they shall leave the land of their affliction, and the fourth generation shall return to Canaan.

PEOPLE: יהוה‬ YHWH - Abram - Kenites - Kenizzites - Kadmonites - Hittites - Perizzites - Rephaims - Amorites - Canaanites - Girgashites - Jebusites

PLACES: Egypt - Euphrates

RELATED ARTICLES: Lech-Lecha

'ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 16

GENESIS 16

Sarai gives Abram her maid-servant Hagar to bear him children. Hagar becomes pregnant and despises Sarai who then expels Hagar from the home. Hagar flees into the wilderness, where the Angel of the Lord appeared to her. The angel tells her to return, and she has a son named Ishmael.

PEOPLE: Sarai - Hagar - Abram - יהוה‬ YHWH - Angel of the Lord - Ishmael

PLACES: Shur - Beerlahairoi - Kadesh - Bered

RELATED ARTICLES: Lech-Lecha

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 17

GENESIS 17

God again appears to Abram, and enters into a personal covenant with him securing Abram's future: God promises him a numerous progeny, changes his name to "Abraham" and that of Sarai to "Sarah," and institutes the circumcision of all males as an eternal sign of the covenant.

PEOPLE: Abram - יהוה‬ YHWH

PLACES: Canaan

RELATED ARTICLES: Lech-Lecha

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 18

GENESIS 18

God sends Abraham three angels, whom Abraham receives hospitably. They announce that he will have a son within a year, although he and his wife are already very old. Also that God intends to execute judgment upon Sodom and Gomorrah, whereupon he intercedes for the sinners.

PEOPLE: יהוה‬ YHWH - Abraham - Sarah

PLACES: Mamre

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayeira

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 19

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GENESIS 19

Two angels go to Sodom, where they are hospitably received by Lot. The men of the city wish to have sexual relations with them. Having thus shown that they have deserved their fate, Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed by fire and brimstone. Only Lot and his two daughters are saved. Lot's incestuous relationship with his daughters, which resulted in the births of Ammon and Moab, is also described.

PEOPLE: Angels - Lot - men of Sodom - Lot's sons-in-law - Lot's wife - Lot's daughters - יהוה‬ YHWH - Abraham - Moab - Benammi

PLACES: Sodom - Gomorrah - Zoar

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayeira - Divine retribution

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 20

GENESIS 20

Abraham journeys to Gerar, the country of Abimelech. Here once again he represents Sarah as his sister, and Abimelech plans to gain possession of her. He desists on being warned by God.

PEOPLE: Abraham - Abimalech - Sarah - servants of Abimalech

PLACES: Kadesh - Shur - Gerar

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayeira

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 21

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GENESIS 21

At last the long-expected son is born, and receives the name of "Isaac" At Sarah's insistence Ishmael together with his mother Hagar is driven out of the house. They also have a great future promised to them by God. Abraham, during the banquet that he gives in honor of Isaac's birth, enters into a covenant with Abimelech, who confirms his right to the well Beersheba.

PEOPLE: יהוה‬ YHWH God - Sarah - Abraham - Isaac - Hagar - Ishmael - Phichol - Abimalech - Philistines

PLACES: Beersheba - Paran - Egypt

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayeira

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 22

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GENESIS 22

God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac on Mount Moriah. Abraham agrees to God's command without argument, even though God gives him no reason for the sacrifice. After Isaac is bound to an altar, an angel stops Abraham at the last minute, at which point Abraham discovers a ram caught in some nearby bushes. Abraham then sacrifices the ram in Isaac's stead.

PEOPLE: יהוה‬ YHWH God - Abraham - Isaac - Angel of the Lord - Milcah - Nahor - Huz - Buz - Kemual - Aram - Chesed - Hazo - Pildash - Jidlaph - Bethuel - Rebekah - Reumah - Tebah - Gaham - Thahash - Maachah

PLACES: Moriah - Jehovahjireh - Beersheba

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayeira

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 23

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GENESIS 23

Sarah, age 127, dies in Hebron. Abraham mourns for her, and seeks to acquire a tomb. Ephron the Hittite gives him Machpelah ("The Cave of the double caves or tombs") and Araham buries Sarah.

PEOPLE: Sarah - Abraham - sons of Heth - Ephron the Hittite

PLACES: Kirjatharba (Hebron) - Canaan - Machpelah - Mamre

RELATED ARTICLES: Chayei Sarah

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 24

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GENESIS 24

Abraham sends his servant to his homeland to find a wife for Isaac. When the servant arrives in Nahor, he prays to God to determine who would be a good wife. Rebeccah shows kindness, proving she is worthy. He gives her special jewelry and clothing as a bridal gift. Rebeccah's family sends her away to marry Isaac.

PEOPLE: Abraham - servant of Abraham - יהוה‬ YHWH God - angel - Rebeccah - Bethuel - Laban - Isaac

PLACES: Canaan - Nahor, Mesopotamia - Beerlahairoi

RELATED ARTICLES: Chayei Sarah

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 25

GENESIS 25

Abraham marries Keturah and has children. Abraham is buried at Machpelah. Ishmael dies also. Isaac and Rebeccah have twins: Esau and Jacob. Esau sells Jacob his birthright.

PEOPLE: Abraham - Keturah - Zimran - Jokshan - Medan - Midian - Ishbak - Shuah - Sheba - Dedan - Asshurim - Letushim - Leummim - Ephah - Epher - Hanoch - Abidah - Eldaah - Isaac - The Lord God - Ishmael - Nebajoth - Kedar - Adbeel - Mibsam - Mishma - Dumah - Massa - Hadar - Tema - Jetur - Naphish - Kedemah - Rebeccah - Esau - Jacob

PLACES: east country - Machpelah - Mamre - Lahairoi - Havilah - Shur - Egypt - Assyria

RELATED ARTICLES: Chayei Sarah - Toledot

ENGLISH: King James - World English - American Standard

Genesis 26

GENESIS 26

A famine obliges Isaac to retire to Gerar, where Abimelech is king, and as his father had done previously, he reports that Rebeccah is his sister. Abimelech, having discovered that she is his wife reproves him for the deception. Isaac grows very rich and his flocks multiply; the Philistines of Gerar are so envious that they fill up Isaac's wells. At the desire of Abimelech he departs and pitches his tent in the valley of Gerar where he digs new wells, but is again put to some difficulties and returns to Beersheba. Here the Lord appears to him, and renews the promise of blessing him. Abimelech visits him to form an alliance. Esau takes two Hittite women for wives.

PEOPLE: Isaac - Abimalech - Philistines - יהוה‬ YHWH - Esau - Hittites

PLACES: Gerar - Beersheba

RELATED ARTICLES: Toledot

ENGLISH: King James - World English - American Standard

Genesis 27

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GENESIS 27

Isaac, old and blind, wants to bless his eldest son before he dies. He sends Esau to hunt meat and prepare a meal, after which he would receive his blessing. Rebeccah overhears this exchange. She instructs Jacob to fetch two goats, prepares a meal, and commands him to bring the meal to Isaac to receive the blessing. She places goatskins over his neck and arms to fool Isaac, and he blesses Jacob. Esau swears to kill Jacob as soon as his father is dead.

PEOPLE: Isaac - Esau - Rebeccah - Jacob

PLACES: Beersheba (Genesis 26, 28)

RELATED ARTICLES: Toledot

ENGLISH: King James - World English - American Standard

Genesis 28

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GENESIS 28

Rebeccah commands Jacob to flee to the house of her brother, Laban, until Esau's rage subsides. En route to Haran, Jacob experiences a vision in which he beholds a ladder reaching into heaven with angels going up and down it, a vision that is commonly referred to as Jacob's Ladder. From the top of the ladder he hears the voice of God, who repeats many of the blessings upon him.

PEOPLE: Rebeccah - Jacob - Laban - Esau - Canaanites - יהוה‬ YHWH God

PLACES: Padanaram - Beersheba - Haran - House of God - Luz

RELATED ARTICLES: Toledot - Vayetze

ENGLISH: King James - World English - American Standard

Genesis 29

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GENESIS 29

Jacob stops in Haran by a well and meets Laban's younger daughter, his cousin Rachel. He loves her immediately, and asks for her hand in marriage in return for working seven years for Laban. But when the seven years are complete, Laban deceives Jacob by switching his older daughter, Leah, as the veiled bride. In the morning, Laban agrees to give Rachel in marriage as well if Jacob works another seven years for him. Jacob loves Rachel more than anything in the world, and Leah feels hated. God opens Leah's womb and she gives birth to four sons in succession: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah.

PEOPLE: Jacob - Laban - Rachel - Leah - Zilpah - Reuben - Simeon - Levi - Judah

PLACES: Haran

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayetze

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay–Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 30

GENESIS 30

Rachel offers her handmaid to Jacob and two sons are born. Leah desires more children and offers her handmaid to her husband, and the latter bears two more sons. Leah produces another two sons and a daughter, and Rachel herself bears a son. Jacob desires to return home, but Laban is reluctant to release him. Laban offers to pay Jacob, and Jacob suggests that Laban remove all the spotted, speckled and brown goats and sheep from the flock; whichever ones would be born after that would be Jacob's wages. Jacob plants rods of poplar, hazel, and chestnut in front of the flocks' watering holes, and the animals give birth to spotted, speckled and brown foals. Thus Jacob becomes quite wealthy.

PEOPLE: Rachel - Jacob - Bilhah - Dan - Naphtali - Leah - Zilpah - Gad - Asher - )|Reuben - יהוה‬ YHWH God - Issachar - Zebulun - Dinah - Joseph - Laban

PLACES: Laban resides in Haran (Genesis 29)

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayetze

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay–Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 31

GENESIS 31

Laban's sons notice that Jacob is taking the better part of their flocks, and Laban's friendly attitude towards Jacob begins to change. God tells Jacob he should now leave, and he does so without informing Laban. Before they leave, Rachel steals Laban's religious icons. Laban pursues Jacob. The night before he catches up, God speaks to him in a dream and warns him not to say anything good or bad to Jacob. When the two meet, Laban plays the part of the injured father-in-law and demands his icons back. Knowing nothing about Rachel's theft, Jacob says whoever stole them should die, and offers to let him search. Rachel hides the icons by sitting on them. Jacob and Laban part from each other in peace.

PEOPLE: Jacob - sons of Laban - Laban - יהוה‬ YHWH God - Rachel - Angel of the Lord - sons of Jacob - Leah

PLACES: Padan-aram - Mount Gilead - Jegarsahadutha - Galeed - Mizpah

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayetze

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 32

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GENESIS 32

Approaching home Jacob is in fear of Esau, to whom he sends gifts. While sleeping, a man wrestles with him. The "man" pleads to be released, but Jacob demands a blessing. He announces to Jacob that he shall bear the name "Israel" ("one who wrestled with God").

PEOPLE: Jacob - Angels - יהוה‬ YHWH God

PLACES: Mahanaim - Seir, Edom - Jordan River - Peniel

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayetze - Vayishlach

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 33

GENESIS 33

In the morning Jacob assembles his wives and 11 sons, placing Rachel and her children in the rear and Leah and her children in the front. Jacob himself takes the foremost position. Esau's spirit of revenge, however, has by this time been appeased. Their reunion is an emotional one. Esau offers to accompany them on their way back to Israel, but Jacob protests that his children are still young and tender; they will eventually catch up with Esau at Mount Seir. Jacob arrives in Shechem, where he buys a parcel of land.

PEOPLE: Jacob - Esau - Leah - Rachel - Joseph

PLACES: Seir - Succoth - Shechem, Canaan - Padan-aram

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayishlach

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 34

GENESIS 34

Dinah is spotted by the prince of the region, who is also called Shechem. He takes her to his palace and defiles her. Dinah's brothers are outraged by what has happened. Hamor and Shechem try to pacify them by suggesting a proper wedding, a huge dowry, and a permanent treaty benefitting both peoples. Dinah's brothers concede on condition that all the men be circumcised. Shechem and his people agree. Three days later, two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi enter the city and slaughter all the male inhabitants.

PEOPLE: Dinah - Shechem - Hivites - Hamor - Jacob - Simeon - Levi

PLACES: Shechem

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayishlach

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 35

GENESIS 35

As Jacob and his entourage near the border of Canaan, Rachel goes into labor and dies as she gives birth to her second—and Jacob's twelfth—son, Benjamin. Jacob buries her and erects a monument over her grave, which is located just outside Bethlehem. Jacob is finally reunited with his father Isaac in Mamre, outside Hebron. When Isaac dies at the age of 180, Jacob and Esau bury him.

PEOPLE: God Almighty - Jacob Israel - Deborah - Rebeccah - Rachel - Benjamin - Reuban - Bilhah - Leah - Simeon - Levi - Judah - Issachar - Zebulun - Joseph - Dan - Naphtali - Zilpah - Gad - Asher - Isaac - Esau

PLACES: Bethel (Luz, Canaan) - Shechem - Paddan Aram - Ephrath (Bethlehem) - Mamre - Arbah (Hebron)

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayishlach

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay–Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 36

GENESIS 36

A history of Esau's family and of the kings of Edom.

PEOPLE: Esau (Edom) - Adah - Aholibamah - Basemath - Eliphaz - Reuel - Jeush - Jaalam - Korah - Teman - Omar - Zepho - Gatam - Kenaz - Timna - Amalek - Nahath - Zerah - Shammah - Mizzah - Seir - Lotan - Shobal - Zibeon - Anah - Dishon - Ezer - Dishan - Hori - Hemam - Alvan - Manahath - Ebal - Shepho - Onam - Ajah - Hemdan - Eshban - Ithran - Cheran - Bilhan - Zaavan - Akan - Uz - Aran - Bela ben Beor - Jobab ben Zerah - Husham - Hadad ben Bedad - Samlah of Masrekah - Saul - Baal-hanan ben Achbor - Hadar - Mehetabel - Timnah - Alvah - Jetheth - Elah - Pinon - Kenaz - Mibzar - Magdiel - Iram

PLACES: Canaan - Mount Seir - Dinhabah - Avith - Pau

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayishlach

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 37

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GENESIS 37

Joseph, Jacob's favorite son, is hated by his brothers on account of his dreams prognosticating his future dominion, and on the advice of Judah is secretly sold to a caravan of Ishmaelitic merchants going to Egypt. His brothers tell their father that a wild animal has devoured Joseph. Joseph, carried to Egypt, is there sold as a slave to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh's officials.

PEOPLE: Jacob - Joseph - Reuben - Midianites - Ishmeelites - Judah - Potiphar

PLACES: Canaan - Shechem - Dothan - Gilead - Egypt

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayeshev

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 38

GENESIS 38

Judah marries and has three sons, Er, Onan, Shelah. Er marries Tamar, but dies childless. According to custom his widow is given in marriage to his brother Onan, who is slain for misconduct; and she is then promised to the third son, Shelah. This promise is not fulfilled, and Tamar disguises herself as a temple prostitute and offers herself to her father-in-law Judah. She claims his staff and signet as pledge of payment. When she later becomes pregnant and Judah accuses her of fornication, she produces the staff and signet and identifies Judah himself as the father. Tamar had twin sons, Zarah and Pharez.

PEOPLE: Judah - Hirah the Adullamite - daughter of Shuah - Er - Onan - Shelah - Tamar - יהוה‬ YHWH - Pharez - Zarah

PLACES: Chezib - Timnath

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayeshev

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 39

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GENESIS 39

Joseph, carried to Egypt, is there sold as a slave to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh's officials. Joseph prospers in Potiphar's household and is eventually made head of the servants. Potiphar's wife attempts to seduce Joseph. When Joseph demurs, Potiphar's wife falsely accuses Joseph of attempting to molest her and supports her false accusation with a piece of Joseph's garment. As a result, Joseph is sent to prison.

PEOPLE: Joseph - Potiphar - Ishmeelites - יהוה‬ YHWH - Potiphar's wife - prison keeper

PLACES: Egypt

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayeshev

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 40

GENESIS 40

Two servants of Pharaoh's household are in jail with Joseph and ask him to interpret their dreams. Joseph correctly predicts the future based on their dreams: one will be reinstated in his post while the other will be executed. Joseph urges the first, a royal cupbearer, to get him out of prison once he is reinstated, but the cupbearer forgets about him

PEOPLE: Pharaoh's chief butler and chief baker - Joseph

PLACES: Egypt

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayeshev - Ancient Egypt

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 41

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GENESIS 41

At the end of two years, Pharaoh is troubled by dreams that no one is able to interpret. The chief cupbearer remembers Joseph and at his suggestion, Joseph is brought from prison to interpret the king's dreams. Joseph predicts seven years of plenty to be followed by seven years of famine and advises the Pharaoh to appoint someone to store up surplus grain. Pharaoh is pleased with Joseph's interpretation and advice, and gives him authority over all the land of Egypt. At age 30, Joseph marries Asenath, the daughter of Poti-pherah, the priest of On, by whom he has two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

PEOPLE: Pharaoh - magicians and wise men - chief butler - Joseph - Asenath - Manasseh - Ephraim

PLACES: Egypt

RELATED ARTICLES: Miketz - Ancient Egypt

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 42

GENESIS 42

During the famine, Joseph's brothers, except for Benjamin, came down to Egypt to buy grain. On reaching Egypt, Joseph's brothers, not recognizing him, bowed before him, thus fulfilling in part his earlier dream. However, in order to fulfill the dream completely, Joseph needed Benjamin to come to Egypt as well, so he disguised his identity from his brothers and devised a plot: he accused them of being spies and imprisoned them for three days. He then sent them away with grain, retaining Simeon as a hostage, while ordering them not to return without Benjamin.

PEOPLE: Jacob - sons of Israel - Benjamin - Joseph - Interpreter - Simeon

PLACES: Canaan - Egypt

RELATED ARTICLES: Miketz - Ancient Egypt

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - King James - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 43

GENESIS 43

When their food stores run out and the famine worsens, Judah becomes surety for his brother Benjamin, and prevails upon his father to let him go down to Egypt according to the request of Joseph. Jacob agrees to Judah's promise to protect Benjamin from harm. The brothers return to Joseph, and when Joseph sees Benjamin he is overcome with emotion. Joseph receives them kindly and throws a feast for them.

PEOPLE: sons of Jacob - Jacob - Judah - Benjamin - Joseph - Simeon - Egyptians

PLACES: Canaan - Egypt

RELATED ARTICLES: Miketz - Ancient Egypt

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - Free - King James - Jewish Publication Society - Tyndale - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 44

GENESIS 44

Joseph tests his brothers further by accusing Benjamin of theft. Judah makes a most touching and persuasive plea for the release of Benjamin, offering himself as a slave instead.

PEOPLE: Joseph - sons of Jacob - Benjamin - Judah

PLACES: Egypt

RELATED ARTICLES: Miketz - Vayigash - Ancient Egypt

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - Free - King James - Jewish Publication Society - Tyndale - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 45

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GENESIS 45

Convinced of his brothers' repentance and overcome with emotion, Joseph finally reveals his identity to his brothers. He forgives them the wrong they did him and sends for his father Jacob and all their families and possessions to come to settle in Egypt.

PEOPLE: Joseph - sons of Israel - Egyptians - Benjamin - Jacob

PLACES: Egypt - Canaan

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayigash - Ancient Egypt

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - Free - King James - Jewish Publication Society - Tyndale - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 46

GENESIS 46

Jacob brings his whole family, numbering 66 persons, to Egypt, this making, inclusive of Joseph and his sons and himself, 70 persons. Pharaoh receives them amicably and assigns to them the land of Goshen

PEOPLE: Israel - God - Reuben - Hanoch - Phallu - Hezron son of Reuban - Carmi - Simeon - Jemuel - Jamin - Ohad - Jachin - Zohar - Shaul - Levi - Gershon - Kohath - Merari - Judah - Er - Onan - Shelah - Pharez - Zerah - Hezron son of Pharez - Hamul - Issachar - Tola - Phuvah - Job - Shimron - Zebulun - Sered - Elon - Jahleel - Leah - Dinah - Gad - Ziphion - Haggi - Shuni - Ezbon - Eri - Arodi - Areli - Asher - Jimnah - Ishuah - Isui - Beriah - Serah - Heber - Malchiel - Zilpah - Rachel - Joseph - Benjamin - Manasseh - Ephraim - Asenath - Belah - Becher - Ashbel - Gera - Naaman - Ehi - Rosh - Muppim - Huppim - Ard - Dan - Hushim - Naphtali - Jahzeel - Guni - Jezer - Shillem

PLACES: Beersheba - Egypt - Goshen

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayigash - Ancient Egypt

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - Free - King James - Jewish Publication Society - Tyndale - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 47

GENESIS 47

During this period of famine, all the cattle and all the land, and at last the Egyptians themselves, become the property of Pharaoh. Jacob's last seventeen years are spent in tranquility in Egypt. Shortly before his death he makes Joseph take an oath that Joseph will bury him with his fathers.

PEOPLE: Joseph - Pharaoh - sons of Jacob - Jacob - Egyptians

PLACES: Canaan - Land of Goshen - Egypt - Rameses

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayigash - Vayechi - Ancient Egypt

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - Free - King James - Jewish Publication Society - Tyndale - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 48

GENESIS 48

When Jacob feels the approach of death he sends for Joseph and his sons, and receives Ephraim and Manasseh among his own sons. The intention of Joseph was that the right hand of the aged patriarch should be placed on the head of the elder of the two; but Jacob set Ephraim the younger before his brother, "guiding his hands wittingly."

PEOPLE: Joseph - Jacob (Israel) - Manasseh - Ephraim

PLACES: Egypt

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayechi - Ancient Egypt

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - Free - King James - Jewish Publication Society - Tyndale - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 49

GENESIS 49

Jacob calls his sons to his bedside and reveals their future to them. He also blesses each of his sons. Jacob rebukes Simeon and Levi for their anger at Shechem. He again commands his sons to bury him in the Cave of Machpelah. Jacob is "gathered unto his people."

PEOPLE: Jacob (Israel) - Reuben - Tribe of Simeon - Levi - Judah - Zebulun - Issachar - Dan - Gad - Asher - Naphtali - Joseph - Benjamin -

PLACES: Jacob dies in the Land of Goshen in Egypt.

RELATED ARTICLES: Vaychi - Ancient Egypt

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - Free - King James - Jewish Publication Society - Tyndale - World English - Wycliffe

Genesis 50

GENESIS 50

With Pharaoh's permission, Joseph led a huge state funeral back to the land of Canaan, with the 12 sons carrying their father's coffin and many Egyptian officials accompanying them. Joseph lived to the age of 110. Shortly before his death he made the Israelites take an oath that they would resettle his bones in Canaan.

PEOPLE: Joseph - Egyptians - Pharaoh - Joseph's brothers - Canaanites - Ephraim - Manasseh

PLACES: Egypt - Land of Goshen - Atad - Jordan - Canaan

RELATED ARTICLES: Vayechi - Ancient Egypt

ENGLISH: American Standard - Douay-Rheims - Free - King James - Jewish Publication Society - Tyndale - World English - Wycliffe

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