The Book of Jasher
|XXX:1 And Jacob went forth continuing his road to Haran and he came as far as mount Moriah, and
he tarried there all night near the city of Luz; and Yehuveh appeared there unto Jacob on
that night, and he said unto him, I am Yehuveh Elohim of Abraham and the Elohim of Isaac
thy father, the land upon which thou liest I will give unto thee and thy seed.
XXX:2 And behold I am with thee and will keep thee wherever thou goest, and I will multiply thy
seed as the stars of Heaven, and I will cause all thine enemies to fall before thee; and when
they shall make war with thee they shall not prevail over thee, and I will bring thee again
unto this land with joy, with children, and with great riches.
XXX:3 And Jacob awoke from his sleep and he rejoiced greatly at the vision which he had seen; and
he called the name of that place Bethel.
XXX:4 And Jacob rose up from that place quite rejoiced, and when he walked his feet felt light to
him for joy, and he went from there to the land of the children of the East, and he returned
to Haran and he sat by the shepherdís well.
XXX:5 And he there found some men going from Haran to feed their flocks, and Jacob made
inquiries of them, and they said, We are from Haran.
XXX:6 And he said unto them, Do you know Laban, the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him,
and behold his daughter Rachel is coming along to feed her fatherís flock.
XXX:7 Whilst he was yet speaking with them, Rachel the daughter of Laban came to feed her
fatherís sheep, for she was a shepherdess.
XXX:8 And when Jacob saw Rachel, the daughter of Laban, his motherís brother, he ran and
kissed her, and lifted up his voice and wept.
XXX:9 And Jacob told Rachel that he was the son of Rebecca, her fatherís sister, and Rachel ran
and told her father, and Jacob continued to cry because he had nothing with him to bring to
the house of Laban. (Having been robbed on the road by Eliphaz, the son of Esau.)
XXX:10 And when Laban heard that his sisterís son Jacob had come, he ran and kissed him and
embraced him, and brought him into the house and gave him bread, and he ate.
Commentary on Jasher XXX:1 (21 April 2009):
Originally Written: 21 April 2009
Latest Update: 21 April 2009
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