Compiled by: Carl Grinde Date: March 19 2016
King James Bible translated into modern english
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Updated May 14 2016
After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am your shield, and your exceeding great reward.
And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
And he lighted upon a certain place, and stayed there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
And he dreamed, and see a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and see the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
And, see, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed;
And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in you and in your seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
And, see, I am with you, and will keep you in all places where you go, and will bring you again into this land; for I will not leave you, until I have done that which I have spoken to you of.
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.
And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
Jacob gets his two wifes Leah and Rachel, Genesis 29
This is the story about how Jacob got his two wifes Leah and Rachel. Jacob had to serve 14 years to get his wife Rachel.
And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother to the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
And he commanded them, saying, This shall you speak to my lord Esau; your servant Jacob says this, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:
And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in your sight.
And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother Esau, and also he comes to meet you, and four hundred men with him.
Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;
And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.
And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the Lord which said to me, Return to your country, and to your kindred, and I will deal well with you:
I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which you hast showed to your servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.
Deliver me, I ask you, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, unless he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children.
And you said, I will surely do you good, and make your seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;
Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,
Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals.
And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, all drove by themselves; and said to his servants, Pass over before me, and put some space between the droves.
And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meets you, and asks you, saying, To who do you belong? and where are you going? and whose are these before you?
Then you shall say, They are your servant Jacob's; it is a present sent to my lord Esau: and, see, also he is behind us.
And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall you speak to Esau, when you find him.
And say you moreover, see, your servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face; hopefully he will accept me.
So the present went over before him: and he himself lodged that night in the company.
And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the river Jabbok.
And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.
And Jacob was left alone; and there a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.
And when he saw that he could not prevail against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not let you go, except you bless me.
And he said to him, What is your name? And he said, Jacob.
And he said, your name shall no more be called Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince have you power with God and with men, and have prevailed.
And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I ask you, your name. And he said, Why do you ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.
Therefore the children of Israel don't eat of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, to this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.
The 12 sons of Jacob. Israels 12 tribes. God changed Jacob's name to Israel
The 12 sons of Jacob, of Israel.
Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.
And he looked, and see a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.
And there all the flocks were gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.
And Jacob said to them, My brothers, where are you from? And they said, we are from Haran.
And he said to them, Do you know Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.
And he said to them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, see, Rachel his daughter comes with the sheep.
And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water you the sheep, and go and feed them.
And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.
And while he yet spoke with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep; for she kept them.
And then, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.
And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son: and she ran and told her father.
And then, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.
And Laban said to him, Surely you are my bone and my flesh. And he abided with him for one month.
And Laban said to Jacob, Because you are my brother, should you therefore serve me for noughting? tell me, what shall your wages be?
And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.
And Laban said, It is better that I give her to you, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
And Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her.
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
And then in the evening, he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in to her.
And Laban gave to his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.
And then in the morning, see, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this you have done to me? did not I serve with you for Rachel? wherefore then have you deceived me?
And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
Fulfil her week, and we will give you this also for the service which you shall serve with me yet seven other years.
And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
And he went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.
And Leah conceived, and gave birth to a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the Lord has looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.
And she conceived again, and gave birth to a son; and said, Because the Lord has heard I was hated, he has therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon.
And she conceived again, and gave birth to a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined to me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.
And she conceived again, and gave birth to a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.
Jacob renamed Israel
And God appeared to Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.
And God said to him, your name is Jacob: your name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be your name: and he called his name Israel.
And God said to him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of you, and kings shall come out of your loins;
The Garments of the Priests
The breast plate has 12 stones, exactly as many as Israel's 12 son's.
Bible Kohen Gadol (High priest) garment and Priest wearing Ephod tabernacle
Resources for Israel Bible Lands Study
Pictorial Library: Israel Collection
Division of the promised land map
One of Jacob's Israel's sons was Joseph. He was sold by his brothers as a slave to egypt
And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph told his father about bad things that his brothers did.
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
And when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak friendly to him.
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers: and they hated him even more.
And he said to them, Listen I ask you, about this dream which I have dreamed:
Listen, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, see, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and your sheaves stood round about, and bowed doen to my sheaf.
And his brothers said to him, Shall you indeed reign over us? or shall you indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brothers, and said, Listen, I have dreamed anohter dream; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars bowed to me.
And he told it to his father, and to his brothers: and his father rebuked him, and said to him, What is this dream that you hast dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow down ourselves before you to the earth?
And his brothers envied him; but his father wondered about the dreams.
And his brothers went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
And Israel said to Joseph, Do not your brothers feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send you to them. And he said to him, Here am I.
And he said to him, Go, I ask you, see whether it be well with your brothers, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What are you looking for?
And he said, I seek my brothers: tell me, I ask you, where they feed their flocks.
And the man said, They are departed from here; for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brothers, and found them in Dothan.
Joseph sold into slavery to Egypt
And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.
And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer comes.
Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.
And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.
And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.
And then, when Joseph came to his brothers, they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him;
And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.
And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, see, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
And Judah said to his brothers, What do we gain if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?
Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brothers were content.
Then Midianites merchantmen passed by; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
And Reuben returned to the pit; but Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.
And he returned to his brethren, and said, The child is gone; and I, where shall I go?
And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;
And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.
And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast has devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave to my son mourning. Like this his father wept for him.
And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.
Great People of the Bible: Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob & Joseph
Joseph of the Bible
Great People of the Bible: Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob & Joseph
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