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Genesis 31:3-16Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

Especially the Lord saying to him: Return into the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred, and I will be with thee.

He sent, and called Rachel and Lia into the field, where he fed the flocks,

And said to them: I see your father's countenance is not towards me as yesterday and the other day: but the God of my father hath been with me.

And you know that I have served your father to the uttermost of my power.

Yea, your father also hath overreached me, and hath changed my wages ten times: and yet God hath not suffered him to hurt me.

If at any time he said: The speckled shall be thy wages: all the sheep brought forth speckled: but when he said on the contrary: Thou shalt take all the white ones for thy wages: all the flocks brought forth white ones.

And God hath taken your father's substance, and given it to me.

10 For after that time came of the ewes conceiving, I lifted up my eyes, and saw in my sleep that the males which leaped upon the females were of divers colours, and spotted, and speckled.

11 And the angel of God said to me in my sleep: Jacob? And I answered: Here I am.

12 And he said: Lift up thy eyes, and see that all the males leaping upon the females, are of divers colours, spotted, and speckled. For I have seen all that Laban hath done to thee.

13 I am the God of Bethel, where thou didst anoint the stone, and make a vow to me. Now therefore arise, and go out of this land, and return into thy native country.

14 And Rachel and Lia answered: Have we any thing left among the goods and inheritance of our father's house?

15 Hath he not counted us as strangers and sold us, and eaten up the price of us?

16 But God hath taken our father's riches, and delivered them to us, and to our children: wherefore do all that God hath commanded thee.

Proverbs 21:3-21Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

To do mercy and judgment, pleaseth the Lord more than victims.

Haughtiness of the eyes is the enlarging of the heart: the lamp of the wicked is sin.

The thoughts of the industrious always bring forth abundance: but every sluggard is always in want.

He that gathereth treasures by a lying tongue, is vain and foolish, and shall stumble upon the snares of death.

The robberies of the wicked shall be their downfall, because they would not do judgment.

The perverse way of a man is strange: but as for him that is pure, his work is right.

It is better to sit in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling women, and in a common house.

10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil, he will not have pity on his neighbour.

11 When a pestilent man is punished, the little one will be wiser: and if he follow the wise, he will receive knowledge.

12 The just considereth seriously the house of the wicked, that he may withdraw the wicked from evil.

13 He that stoppeth his ear against the cry of the poor, shall also cry himself and shall not be heard.

14 A secret present quencheth anger: and a gift in the bosom the greatest wrath.

15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: and dread to them that work iniquity.

16 A man that shall wander out of the way of doctrine, shall abide in the company of the giants.

17 He that loveth good cheer, shall be in want: he that loveth wine, and fat things, shall not be rich.

18 The wicked is delivered up for the just: and the unjust for the righteous.

19 It is better to dwell in a wilderness, than with a quarrelsome and passionate woman.

20 There is a treasure to be desired, and oil in the dwelling of the just: and the foolish man shall spend it.

21 He that followeth justice and mercy, shall find life, justice, and glory.

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