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haYashar Jasher 28

1 a:

And in those days, after the death of Av'raham (85), in that year Y'hovah (3068) brought a heavy famine in the land, and whilst the famine was raging in the land of K'na'an (3667), Yits'chaq (3327) rose up to go down to Mits'rayim (4714) on account of the famine, as his father Av'raham (85) had done.

2 b:

And Y'hovah (3068) appeared that night to Yits'chaq (3327) and he said to him, Do not go down to Mits'rayim (4714) but rise and go to G'rar (1642), to Avimelekh (40) one reigning of the P'lish'tim (6430), and remain there till the famine shall cease.

3 g:

And Yits'chaq (3327) rose up and went to G'rar (1642), as Y'hovah (3068) commanded him, and he remained there a full year.

4 d:

And when Yits'chaq (3327) came to G'rar (1642), the people of the land saw that Riv'qah (7259) his wife was of a beautiful appearance, and the people of G'rar (1642) asked Yits'chaq (3327) concerning his wife, and he said, She is my sister, for he was afraid to say she was his wife lest the people of the land should slay him on account of her.

5 h:

And the princes of Avimelekh (40) went and praised the woman to the king, but he answered them not, neither did he attend to their words.

6 w:

But he heard them say that Yits'chaq (3327) declared her to be his sister, so the king reserved this within himself.

7 z:

And when Yits'chaq (3327) had remained three months in the land, Avimelekh (40) looked out at the window, and he saw, and behold Yits'chaq (3327) was sporting with Riv'qah (7259) his wife, for Yits'chaq (3327) dwelt in the outer house belonging to the king, so that the house of Yits'chaq (3327) was opposite the house of the king.

8 x:

And the king said unto Yits'chaq (3327), What is this thou hast done to us in saying of thy wife, She is my sister? how easily might one of the great men of the people have lain with her, and thou wouldst then have brought guilt upon us.

9 j:

And Yits'chaq (3327) said unto Avimelekh (40), Because I was afraid lest I die on account of my wife, therefore I said, She is my sister.

10 y:

At that time Avimelekh (40) gave orders to all his princes and great men, and they took Yits'chaq (3327) and Riv'qah (7259) his wife and brought them before the king.

11 ay:

And the king commanded that they should dress them in princely garments, and make them ride through the streets of the city, and proclaim before them throughout the land, saying, This is the man and this is his wife; whoever touches this man or his wife shall surely die. And Yits'chaq (3327) returned with his wife to the king's house, and Y'hovah (3068) was with Yits'chaq (3327) and he continued to wax great and lacked nothing.

12 by:

And Y'hovah (3068) caused Yits'chaq (3327) to find favor in the sight of Avimelekh (40), and in the sight of all his subjects, and Avimelekh (40) acted well with Yits'chaq (3327), for Avimelekh (40) remembered the oath and the covenant that existed between his father and Av'raham (85).

13 gy:

And Avimelekh (40) said unto Yits'chaq (3327), Behold the whole earth is before thee; dwell wherever it may seem good in thy sight until thou shalt return to thy land; and Avimelekh (40) gave Yits'chaq (3327) fields and vineyards and the best part of the land of G'rar (1642), to sow and reap and eat the fruits of the ground until the days of the famine should have passed by.

14 dy:

And Yits'chaq (3327) sowed in that land, and received a hundred-fold in the same year, and Y'hovah (3068) blessed him.

15 hj:

And the man waxed great, and he had possession of flocks and possession of herds and great store of servants.

16 wj:

And when the days of the famine had passed away Y'hovah (3068) appeared to Yits'chaq (3327) and said unto him, Rise up, go forth from this place and return to thy land, to the land of K'na'an (3667); and Yits'chaq (3327) rose up and returned to Chev'ron (2275) which is in the land of K'na'an (3667), he and all belonging to him as Y'hovah (3068) commanded him.

17 zy:

And after this Shelach (7974) the son at Ar'pakh'shad (775) died in that year, which is the eighteenth year of the lives of Ya'aqov (3290) and Esav (6215); and all the days that Shelach (7974) lived were four hundred and thirty-three years and he died.

18 xy:

At that time Yits'chaq (3327) sent his younger son Ya'aqov (3290) to the house of Shem (8035) and Ever (5677), and he learned the instructions of Y'hovah (3068), and Ya'aqov (3290) remained in the house of Shem (8035) and Ever (5677) for thirty-two years, and Esav (6215) his brother did not go, for he was not willing to go, and he remained in his father's house in the land of K'na'an (3667).

19 jy:

And Esav (6215) was continually hunting in the fields to bring home what he could get, so did Esav (6215) all the days.

20 k:

And Esav (6215) was a designing and deceitful man, one who hunted after the hearts of men and inveigled them, and Esav (6215) was a valiant man in the field, and in the course of time went as usual to hunt; and he came as far as the field of Se'ir (8165), the same is Edom (123).

21 ak:

And he remained in the land of Se'ir (8165) hunting in the field a year and four months.

22 bk:

And Esav (6215) there saw in the land of Se'ir (8165) the daughter of a man of K'na'an (3667), and her name was Y'hudit (3067), the daughter of B'eri (882), son of Epher (6081), from the families of Chet (2845) the son of K'na'an (3667).

23 gk:

And Esav (6215) took her for a wife, and he came unto her; forty years old was Esav (6215) when he took her, and he brought her to Chev'ron (2275), the land of his father's dwelling place, and he dwelt there.

24 dk:

And it came to pass in those days, in the hundred and tenth year of the life of Yits'chaq (3327), that is in the fiftieth year of the life of Ya'aqov (3290), in that year died Shem (8035) the son of No'ach (5146); Shem (8035) was six hundred years old at his death.

25 hk:

And when Shem (8035) died Ya'aqov (3290) returned to his father to Chev'ron (2275) which is in the land of K'na'an (3667).

26 wk:

And in the fifty-sixth year of the life of Ya'aqov (3290), people came from Haran (2039), and Riv'qah (7259) was told concerning her brother Lavan (3837) the son of B'tu'el (1328).

27 zk:

For the wife of Lavan (3837) was barren in those days, and bare no children, and also all his handmaids bare none to him.

28 xk:

And Y'hovah (3068) afterward remembered Adinah the wife of Lavan (3837), and she conceived and bare twin daughters, and Lavan (3837) called the names of his daughters, the name of the elder Le'ah (3812), and the name of the younger Rachel (7354).

29 jk:

And those people came and told these things to Riv'qah (7259), and Riv'qah (7259) rejoiced greatly that Y'hovah (3068) had visited her brother and that he had got children.

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