Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Read The Bible Daily

Read the Douay-Rheims Latin Vulgate Bible everyday from Genesis to Apocalypse, the reading is currently at: Genesis 31:31-40


31 Jacob answered: That I departed unknown to thee, it was for fear lest thou wouldst take away thy daughters by force. 32 But whereas thou chargest me with theft: with whomsoever thou shalt find thy gods, let him be slain before our brethren. Search, and if thou find any of thy things with me, take them away. Now when he said this, he knew not that Rachel had stolen the idols. 33 So Laban went into the tent of Jacob, and of Lia, and of both the handmaids, and found them not. And when he was entered into Rachel's tent, 34 She in haste hid the idols under the camel's furniture, and sat upon them: and when he had searched all the tent, and found nothing, 35 She said: Let not my lord be angry that I cannot rise up before thee, because it has now happened to me, according to the custom of women, So his careful search was in vain.

36 And Jacob being angry, said in a chiding manner: For what fault of mine, and for what offence on my part hast thou so hotly pursued me, 37 And searched all my household stuff? What hast thou found of all the substance of thy house? lay it here before my brethren, and thy brethren, and let them judge between me and thee. 38 Have I therefore been with thee twenty years? thy ewes and goats were not barren, the rams of thy flocks I did not eat: 39 Neither did I show thee that which the beast had torn, I made good all the damage: whatsoever was lost by theft, thou didst exact it of me: 40 Day and night was I parched with heat, and with frost, and sleep departed from my eyes.

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