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So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game and bring it,  Rebekah said to her son Jacob, "I heard your father say to your brother Esau,  'Bring me game, and prepare for me savory food to eat, that I may bless you before the LORD before I die. I have done as you told me; now sit up and eat of my game, so that you may bless me. Be lord over your brothers, and may your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you, and blessed be everyone who blesses you! And he said to his father, "Let my father sit up and eat of his son's game, so that you may bless me.
For he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright; and look, now he has taken away my blessing. What then can I do for you, my son? Bless me, me also, father! Why should I lose both of you in one day? If Jacob marries one of the Hittite women such as these, one of the women of the land, what good will my life be to me? Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place. This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. The stone on the well's mouth was large,  and when all the flocks were gathered there, the shepherds would roll the stone from the mouth of the well, and water the sheep, and put the stone back in its place on the mouth of the well.
Water the sheep, and go, pasture them. Jacob told Laban all these things,  and Laban said to him, "Surely you are my bone and my flesh! Tell me, what shall your wages be? And Jacob said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me?
Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me? He served Laban for another seven years. For the women will call me happy"; so she named him Asher. Then Rachel said to Leah, "Please give me some of your son's mandrakes.
Would you take away my son's mandrakes also? But now when shall I provide for my own household also? Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats and black among the lambs, if found with me, shall be counted stolen. Let it be as you have said. And since they bred when they came to drink,  the flocks bred in front of the rods, and so the flocks produced young that were striped, speckled, and spotted. But the God of my father has been with me. Now leave this land at once and return to the land of your birth. For he has sold us, and he has been using up the money given for us.
Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill country, and Laban with his kinsfolk camped in the hill country of Gilead. You have deceived me, and carried away my daughters like captives of the sword. I would have sent you away with mirth and songs, with tambourine and lyre. What you have done is foolish. In the presence of our kinsfolk, point out what I have that is yours, and take it. And he went out of Leah's tent, and entered Rachel's. Laban felt all about in the tent, but did not find them.
Jacob said to Laban, "What is my offense? What is my sin, that you have hotly pursued me?
Set it here before my kinsfolk and your kinsfolk, so that they may decide between us two. God saw my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you last night. But what can I do today about these daughters of mine, or about their children whom they have borne?
Book of Ezra
Where are you going? And whose are these ahead of you? So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two maids. When they heard of it, the men were indignant and very angry, because he had committed an outrage in Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter, for such a thing ought not to be done.
Now he was the most honored of all his family. Only let us agree with them, and they will live among us.
Book of Haggai - Wikipedia
Make an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau. So it was called Allon-bacuth. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve. These were the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Paddan-aram.
These are the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan. These were the sons of Adah, Esau's wife.
These were the sons of Esau's wife, Basemath. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. Suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright; then your sheaves gathered around it, and bowed down to my sheaf.
Are you indeed to have dominion over us? Shall we indeed come, I and your mother and your brothers, and bow to the ground before you? Come, I will send you to them. He came to Shechem,  and a man found him wandering in the fields; the man asked him, "What are you seeking? The pit was empty; there was no water in it. And they took Joseph to Egypt. A wild animal has devoured him; Joseph is without doubt torn to pieces. She was in Chezib when she bore him.
So Tamar went to live in her father's house. She saw that Shelah was grown up, yet she had not been given to him in marriage. She said, "What will you give me, that you may come in to me? Now Joseph was handsome and good-looking. How then could I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
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He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice;  and when he heard me raise my voice and cry out, he left his garment beside me, and fled outside. Please tell them to me. As soon as it budded, its blossoms came out and the clusters ripened into grapes. And Pharaoh awoke. Pharaoh awoke, and it was a dream. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them to Pharaoh. When we told him, he interpreted our dreams to us, giving an interpretation to each according to his dream.
When he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh. I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it. Never had I seen such ugly ones in all the land of Egypt. Then I awoke. But when I told it to the magicians, there was no one who could explain it to me. They are seven years of famine. Thus Joseph gained authority over the land of Egypt.
And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went through all the land of Egypt. There was famine in every country, but throughout the land of Egypt there was bread.