ImmerseBeginnings NLT - Page 69



36:32–37:7
G enesis
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Bela son of Beor, who ruled in Edom from his city of Dinhabah.
When Bela died, Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah became king in his
place.
When Jobab died, Husham from the land of the Temanites became king
in his place.
When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad became king in his place
and ruled from the city of Avith. He was the one who defeated the
Midianites in the land of Moab.
When Hadad died, Samlah from the city of Masrekah became king in his
place.
When Samlah died, Shaul from the city of ­Rehoboth-­on-­the-­River
became king in his place.
When Shaul died, ­Baal-­hanan son of Acbor became king in his place.
When B
­ aal-­hanan son of Acbor died, Hadad became king in his place
and ruled from the city of Pau. His wife was Mehetabel, the daughter
of Matred and granddaughter of ­Me-­zahab.
These are the names of the leaders of the clans descended from Esau,
who lived in the places named for them: Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, Magdiel, and Iram. These are
the leaders of the clans of Edom, listed according to their settlements in
the land they occupied. They all descended from Esau, the ancestor of the
Edomites.
So Jacob settled again in the land of Canaan, where his father had lived
as a foreigner.
This is the account of Jacob and his family.
When Joseph was seventeen years old, he often tended his father’s flocks.
He worked for his half brothers, the sons of his father’s wives Bilhah and
Zilpah. But Joseph reported to his father some of the bad things his brothers were doing.
Jacob loved Joseph more than any of his other children because Joseph
had been born to him in his old age. So one day Jacob had a special gift
made for ­Joseph—­a beautiful robe. But his brothers hated Joseph because
their father loved him more than the rest of them. They couldn’t say a kind
word to him.
One night Joseph had a dream, and when he told his brothers about it,
they hated him more than ever. “Listen to this dream,” he said. “We were
out in the field, tying up bundles of grain. Suddenly my bundle stood up,
and your bundles all gathered around and bowed low before mine!”





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