/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// //#8 OT // /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// var title="JACOB'S FLIGHT"; var title2="Event 8 Genesis 25-28"; Text=new Array(20); aposstr=new String; speechstr=new String; aposstr="'"; speechstr='"'; for (var x=0; x<21;x++) { Text[x]=""; } max=20; Text[0]=" 1. Isaac and Rebekah had twin boys. Isaac loved Esau, and Rebekah loved Jacob."; Text[1]=" 2. Esau became a hunter. His father Isaac loved to eat the animals Esau shot."; Text[2]=" 3. Jacob liked to stay home and help take care of the sheep and goats."; Text[3]=" 4. One day Esau came home very hungry. He found Jacob cooking a stew and said, "+speechstr+"I'm starving. Let me eat some of your stew."+speechstr+""; Text[4]=" 5. "+speechstr+"Not till you sell me your birthright,"+speechstr+" answered Jacob. "+speechstr+"And you must swear to it."+speechstr+""; Text[5]=" 6. "+speechstr+"I'm dying of hunger,"+speechstr+" said Esau. "+speechstr+"What good will the birthright do me."+speechstr+" He swore to give Jacob his birthright."; Text[6]=" 7. When Isaac was old, he became blind. He called Esau and said, "+speechstr+"I don"+aposstr+"t have much longer to live. Go hunting. When you"+aposstr+"ve shot an animal, cook it just as I like my food and bring it to me. Then I will bless you."+speechstr+""; Text[7]=" 8. Rebekah had been listening in to Isaac. She called Jacob and said, "+speechstr+"Do what I tell you and don"+aposstr+"t worry. Go, bring two little goats. I will cook them the way your father likes his food. You will take it to him so he may bless you instead of Esau."+speechstr+""; Text[8]=" 9. Jacob brought Rebekah two little goats. She cooked them. Then she had Jacob put on Esau"+aposstr+"s clothes. She put the skin of the goats on his hands and neck. She gave him the food to take to Isaac."; Text[9]=" 10. Jacob went to his father and said, "+speechstr+"Father, I"+aposstr+"m Esau. Sit up and eat."+speechstr+" Isaac answered, "+speechstr+"Come near, my son. Let me feel you to see if you"+aposstr+"re really Esau."+speechstr+" When Jacob came close, Isaac felt him and said, "+speechstr+"Your voice sounds like Jacob, but your hands are Esau"+aposstr+"s."+speechstr+""; Text[10]=" 11. When Isaac finished eating, he blessed Jacob and said "+speechstr+"Your clothes smell like the country. May God bless your fields with good crops."+speechstr+" He went on to give him a very special blessing. Then Jacob left his father."; Text[11]=" 12. Soon after this Esau came to Isaac and said, "+speechstr+"Father, get up and eat so you may bless me."+speechstr+" But Isaac answered, "+speechstr+"Someone else brought me food. I ate and blessed him. Yes, my blessing shall stay with him."+speechstr+""; Text[12]=" 13. Esau cried bitterly. "+speechstr+"Bless me too, Father,"+speechstr+" he begged. "+speechstr+"Don"+aposstr+"t you have any blessing left for me or did you give everything to Jacob?"+speechstr+""; Text[13]=" 14. Then Isaac blessed Esau. "+speechstr+"You shall live by your sword, but you shall serve your brother."+speechstr+" he said."; Text[14]=" 15. Esau was very angry and said, "+speechstr+"I"+aposstr+"m going to kill Jacob. He has stolen the blessing from me!"+speechstr+""; Text[15]=" 16. When Rebekah heard about it, she told Jacob, "+speechstr+"Esau wants to kill you. You must leave. Go, visit my brother Laban in Haran until Esau forgets. I"+aposstr+"ll let you know when it"+aposstr+"s safe to come back home. "+speechstr+""; Text[16]=" 17. Then Isaac called Jacob and said, "+speechstr+"Jacob, don"+aposstr+"t marry a Canaanite girl, but go to Haran and marry one of Laban"+aposstr+"s daughters. May God bless and keep you."+speechstr+""; Text[17]=" 18. Jacob left Beersheba and walked to Bethel. Here he lay down to sleep, using a stone for a pillow."; Text[18]=" 19. In a dream he saw angels going up and coming down from heaven. He heard God say, "+speechstr+"In your seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. I am with you and will bring you back to this land."+speechstr+""; Text[19]=" 20. Then Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put at his head, set it up as a pillar, and poured oil on top of it. And he called the name of that place Bethel."; // *** POSITIONING AND STYLES ********************************************* //**DO NOT EDIT THIS ***** //*********************** //************************