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January 16


Genesis 31:1-55
1. And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was our father's, and of what was our father's he has acquired all this glory.
2. And Jacob saw the countenance of Laban, and behold, it was not toward him as previously.
3. And Jehovah said to Jacob, Return into the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.
4. And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the fields to his flock,
5. and said to them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as previously; but the God of my father has been with me.
6. And you know that with all my power I have served your father.
7. And your father has mocked me, and has changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.
8. If he said thus; The speckled shall be thy hire, then all the flocks bore speckled; and if he said thus: The ringstraked shall be thy hire, then all the flocks bore ringstraked.
9. And God has taken away the cattle of your father, and given [them] to me.
10. And it came to pass at the time of the ardour of the flocks, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and behold, the rams that leaped upon the flocks were ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.
11. And the Angel of God said to me in a dream, Jacob! And I said, Here am I.
12. And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see: all the rams that leap upon the flock are ringstraked, speckled, and spotted; for I have seen all that Laban does to thee.
13. I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, where thou vowedst a vow to me. Now arise, depart out of this land, and return to the land of thy kindred.
14. And Rachel and Leah answered and said to him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?
15. Are we not reckoned of him strangers? for he has sold us, and has even constantly devoured our money.
16. For all the wealth that God has taken from our father is ours and our children's; and now whatever God has said to thee do.
17. And Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels,
18. and carried away all his cattle, and all his property that he had acquired the cattle of his possessions that he had acquired in Padan-Aram, to go to Isaac his father, into the land of Canaan.
19. And Laban had gone to shear his sheep. And Rachel stole the teraphim that [belonged] to her father.
20. And Jacob deceived Laban the Syrian, in that he did not tell him that he fled.
21. And he fled with all that he had; and he rose up and passed over the river, and set his face [toward] mount Gilead.
22. And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob had fled.
23. And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey, and overtook him on mount Gilead.
24. And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said to him, Take care thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
25. And Laban came up with Jacob; and Jacob had pitched his tent on the mountain; Laban also with his brethren pitched on mount Gilead.
26. And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast deceived me, and hast carried away my daughters as captives of war?
27. Why didst thou flee away covertly, and steal away from me, and didst not tell me, that I might have conducted thee with mirth and with songs, with tambour and with harp;
28. and hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now thou hast acted foolishly.
29. It would be in the power of my hand to do you hurt; but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, Take care that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
30. And now that thou must needs be gone, because thou greatly longedst after thy father's house, why hast thou stolen my gods?
31. And Jacob answered and said to Laban, I was afraid; for I said, Lest thou shouldest take by force thy daughters from me.
32. With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, he shall not live. Before our brethren discern what is thine with me, and take [it] to thee. But Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen them.
33. And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two handmaids' tents, and found nothing; and he went out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.
34. Now Rachel had taken the teraphim and put them under the camel's saddle; and she sat upon them. And Laban explored all the tent, but found nothing.
35. And she said to her father, Let it not be an occasion of anger in the eyes of my lord that I cannot rise up before thee, for it is with me after the manner of women. And he searched carefully, but did not find the teraphim.
36. And Jacob was angry, and he disputed with Laban. And Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my fault, what my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
37. Whereas thou hast explored all my baggage, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? Set [it] here before my brethren and thy brethren, and let them decide between us both.
38. These twenty years have I been with thee: thy ewes and thy she-goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock I have not eaten.
39. What was torn I have not brought to thee; I had to bear the loss of it: of my hand hast thou required it, [whether] stolen by day or stolen by night.
40. Thus it was with me: in the day the heat consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from mine eyes.
41. I have been these twenty years in thy house: I have served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy flock; and thou hast changed my wages ten times.
42. Had not the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, been with me, it is certain thou wouldest have sent me away now empty. God has looked upon my affliction and the labour of my hands, and has judged last night.
43. And Laban answered and said to Jacob, The daughters are my daughters, and the sons are my sons, and the flock is my flock, and all that thou seest is mine; but as for my daughters, what can I do this day to them, or to their sons whom they have brought forth?
44. And now, come, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be a witness between me and thee.
45. And Jacob took a stone, and set it up [for] a pillar.
46. And Jacob said to his brethren, Gather stones. And they took stones, and made a heap, and ate there upon the heap.
47. And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha, and Jacob called it Galeed.
48. And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed,
49. and Mizpah; for he said, Let Jehovah watch between me and thee, when we shall be hidden one from another:
50. if thou shouldest afflict my daughters, or if thou shouldest take wives besides my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness between me and thee!
51. And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold the pillar which I have set up between me and thee:
52. [let] this heap be witness, and the pillar a witness, that neither I pass this heap [to go] to thee, nor thou pass this heap and this pillar [to come] to me, for harm.
53. The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us! And Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.
54. And Jacob offered a sacrifice upon the mountain, and invited his brethren to eat bread: and they ate bread, and lodged on the mountain.
55. And Laban rose early in the morning, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them; and Laban went and returned to his place.

Genesis 32:1-32
1. And Jacob went on his way; and the angels of God met him.
2. And when Jacob saw them he said, This is the camp of God. And he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
3. And Jacob sent messengers before his face to Esau his brother, into the land of Seir, the fields of Edom.
4. And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak to my lord, to Esau: Thy servant Jacob speaks thus With Laban have I sojourned and tarried until now;
5. and I have oxen, and asses, sheep, and bondmen, and bondwomen; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favour in thine eyes.
6. And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother, to Esau; and he also is coming to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.
7. Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and was distressed; and he divided the people that were with him, and the sheep and the cattle and the camels, into two troops.
8. And he said, If Esau come to the one troop and smite it, then the other troop which is left shall escape.
9. And Jacob said, God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, Jehovah, who saidst unto me: Return into thy country and to thy kindred, and I will do thee good,
10. I am too small for all the loving-kindness and all the faithfulness that thou hast shewn unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two troops.
11. Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and smite me, [and] the mother with the children.
12. And thou saidst, I will certainly deal well with thee, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
13. And he lodged there that night; and took of what came to his hand a gift for Esau his brother
14. two hundred she-goats, and twenty he-goats; two hundred ewes, and twenty rams;
15. thirty milch camels with their colts; forty kine, and ten bulls; twenty she-asses, and ten young asses.
16. And he delivered [them] into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself; and he said to his servants, Go on before me, and put a space between drove and drove.
17. And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meets thee, and asks thee, saying, Whose art thou, and where goest thou, and whose are these before thee?
18. then thou shalt say, Thy servant Jacob's: it is a gift sent to my lord, to Esau. And behold, he also is behind us.
19. And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, According to this word shall ye speak to Esau when ye find him.
20. And, moreover, ye shall say, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will propitiate him with the gift that goes before me, and afterwards I will see his face: perhaps he will accept me.
21. And the gift went over before him; and he himself lodged that night in the camp.
22. And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two maidservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford of the Jabbok;
23. and he took them and led them over the river, and led over what he had.
24. And Jacob remained alone; and a man wrestled with him until the rising of the dawn.
25. And when he saw that he did not prevail against him, he touched the joint of his thigh; and the joint of Jacob's thigh was dislocated as he wrestled with him.
26. And he said, Let me go, for the dawn ariseth. And he said, I will not let thee go except thou bless me.
27. And he said to him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
28. And he said, Thy name shall not henceforth be called Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast wrestled with God, and with men, and hast prevailed.
29. And Jacob asked and said, Tell [me], I pray thee, thy name. And he said, How is it that thou askest after my name? And he blessed him there.
30. And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel For I have seen God face to face, and my life has been preserved.
31. And as he passed over Peniel, the sun rose upon him; and he limped upon his hip.
32. Therefore the children of Israel do not eat of the sinew that is over the joint of the thigh, to this day; because he touched the joint of Jacob's thigh the sinew.

Psalms 8:6-9
6. Thou hast made him to rule over the works of thy hands; thou hast put everything under his feet:
7. Sheep and oxen, all of them, and also the beasts of the field;
8. The fowl of the heavens, and the fishes of the sea, [whatever] passeth through the paths of the seas.
9. Jehovah our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

Proverbs 3:19-20
19. Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens.
20. By his knowledge the deeps were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.

Matthew 11:1-30
1. And it came to pass when Jesus had finished commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and preach in their cities.
2. But John, having heard in the prison the works of the Christ, sent by his disciples,
3. and said to him, Art *thou* the coming [one]? or are we to wait for another?
4. And Jesus answering said to them, Go, report to John what ye hear and see.
5. Blind [men] see and lame walk; lepers are cleansed, and deaf hear; and dead are raised, and poor have glad tidings preached to them:
6. and blessed is whosoever shall not be offended in me.
7. But as they went [away], Jesus began to say to the crowds concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? a reed moved about by the wind?
8. But what went ye out to see? a man clothed in delicate raiment? behold, those who wear delicate things are in the houses of kings.
9. But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet:
10. this is he of whom it is written, Behold, *I* send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.
11. Verily I say to you, that there is not arisen among [the] born of women a greater than John the baptist. But he who is a little one in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he.
12. But from the days of John the baptist until now, the kingdom of the heavens is taken by violence, and [the] violent seize on it.
13. For all the prophets and the law have prophesied unto John.
14. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, who is to come.
15. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
16. But to whom shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the markets, which, calling to their companions,
17. say, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced: we have mourned to you, and ye have not wailed.
18. For John has come neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon.
19. The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and they say, Behold, a man [that is] eating and wine-drinking, a friend of tax-gatherers, and of sinners: and wisdom has been justified by her children.
20. Then began he to reproach the cities in which most of his works of power had taken place, because they had not repented.
21. Woe to thee, Chorazin! woe to thee Bethsaida! for if the works of power which have taken place in you, had taken place in Tyre and Sidon, they had long ago repented in sackcloth and ashes.
22. But I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in judgment-day than for you.
23. And *thou*, Capernaum, who hast been raised up to heaven, shalt be brought down even to hades. For if the works of power which have taken place in thee, had taken place in Sodom, it had remained until this day.
24. But I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable for [the] land of Sodom in judgment-day than for thee.
25. At that time, Jesus answering said, I praise thee, Father, Lord of the heaven and of the earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes.
26. Yea, Father, for thus has it been well-pleasing in thy sight.
27. All things have been delivered to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son but the Father, nor does any one know the Father, but the Son, and he to whom the Son may be pleased to reveal [him].
28. Come to me, all ye who labour and are burdened, and *I* will give you rest.
29. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls;
30. for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.