Genesis

The First Book of Moses

Outline of Genesis

PART FIRST: A GENERAL HISTORY FROM ADAM TO ABRAHAM. Gen. 1:1-11:9.

 

    A. AN ACCOUNT OF CREATION. Gen. 1:1-2:7.                                                        Page      1-65
       1. The Beginning. Gen. 1:1, 2.                                                                                      Pages        1-8
       2. The Darkness Terminated. Gen. 1:3-5.                                                                 Pages      9-13     
       3. A Firmament Made. Gen. 1:6-8.                                                                             Pages    14-16
       4. Dry Land, Seas, and Vegetation. Gen. 1:9-13.                                                      Pages    17-20
       5. The Heavenly Bodies Made to Give Light and to Serve as Signs.                    Pages     21-27
       6. Fishes and Fowls Created. Gen. 1:20-23.                                                              Pages    28-34
       7. Creation of Land Animals and Man. Gen. 1:24-28.                                             Pages    35-47
       8. Food for Man and Beast. Gen. 1:29-31.                                                                 Pages     48-52
       9. The Origin of the Sabbath. Gen. 2:1-3.                                                                  Pages     53-57
      10. Other Details of Creation. Gen. 2:4-7.                                                                  Pages      58-65

   B. THE PRIMEVAL STATE OF MAN AND HIS FALL. Gen. 2:8-3:24.                  Pages    66-140
       1. A Home Provided for Man. Gen. 2:8-14.                                                               Pages    66-74
       2. Man's Privilege and Duty in the Garden. Gen. 2:15-17.                                     Pages    75-80

       3. The Process of Forming the Woman. Gen. 2:18-25.                                           Pages     81-94 
       4. The Pair Are Tempted into Sin. Gen. 3:1-7.                                                          Pages   95-109
       5. The Parties Arraigned and Sentenced. Gen. 3:8-21.                                           Pages 110-133
       6. The Pair Expelled from the Garden. Gen. 3:22-24.                                             Pages 134-140

  C. THREE SONS OF ADAM AND THEIR POSTERITY. Gen. 4:1-5:32.                  Page 141-178
       1. Cain and Abel. Gen. 4:1-8.                                                                                         Page 141-155
       2. Sentence Pronounced on Cain. Gen. 4:9-15.                                                         Page 156-163
       3. Cain's Later Home and Some of His Noted Descendants.
          Gen. 4:16-24.                                                                                                                 Page 164-168
       4. Birth of Seth and Days of Enosh. Gen. 4:25, 26.                                                   Page 169-170
       5. The Book of the Generations of Adam. Gen. 5:1-32.                                            Page 171-178

   D. THE DESTRUCTION OF MAN AND BEAST BY A FLOOD. Gen. 6:1-8:22.     Page 179-212
       1. The Corruption of Men and the Decree of God. Gen. 6:1-8.                               Page 179-183
       2. "The Generations of Noah". Gen. 6:9-12.                                                               Page 184-186
       3. God Directs Noah to Make an Ark. Gen. 6:13-22.                                                 Page 187-192
       4. A New Order Concerning the Beasts. Gen. 7:1-5.                                                   Page 193-195
       5. Entering into the Ark and Beginning of the Flood. Gen. 7:6-16.                        Page 196-198
       6. Extent and Effect of the Flood. Gen. 7:17-24.                                                         Page 199-203 
       7. Subsidence of the Waters. Gen. 8:1-14.                                                                    Page 204-207
       8. The Departure from the Ark. Gen. 8:15-22.                                                            Page 208-212

    E. FURTHER HISTORY OF NOAH. Gen. 9:1-29.                                                        Page 213-229
       1. A Law Concerning Animal Food and Blood. Gen. 9:1-7.                                       Page 213-217
       2. God Makes a Covenant with Noah. Gen. 9:8-17.                                                     Page 218-221
       3. Noah Predicts the Future of His Sons. Gen. 9:18-29.                                            Page 222-229

   F. "THE GENERATIONS OF THE SONS OF NOAH". Gen. 10:1-11:9.                      Page 230-250
       1. Those of Japheth. Gen. 10:1-5.                                                                                    Page 230-232   
       2. The Sons of Ham. Gen. 10:6-20.                                                                                Page 233-235
       3. The Sons of Shem. Gen. 10:21-32.                                                                             Page 236-238
       4. The Confusion of Tongues. Gen. 11:1-9.                                                                  Page 239-250
 

PART SECOND: AN ACCOUNT OF ABRAHAM. Gen. 11:10-25:18.

    A. HIS FAMILY AND HIS GREAT JOURNEYS. Gen. 11:10-13:4.                             Page 251-286
       1. "The Generations of Shem." Gen. 11:10-26.                                                             Page 251-258
       2. "The Generations of Terah." Gen. 11:27-32.                                                            Page 259-268
       3. Abram's Migration into Canaan. Gen. 12:1-9.                                                          Page 269-277
       4. Abram Visits Egypt. Gen. 12:10-13:4.                                                                       Page 278-286

   B. ABRAM'S TROUBLES ON ACCOUNT OF LOT. Gen. 13:5-14:24.                         Page 287-308
       1. Separation from Lot. Gen. 13:5-13.                                                                            Page 287-292
       2. The Promise Renewed and a Home Selected. Gen. 13:14-18.                              Page 293-294
       3. Lot Captured and Rescued. Gen. 14:1-16.                                                                 Page 295-300
       4. An Interview with Melchizedek and the King of Sodom.                                      Page 301-308

          Gen. 14:17-24.

  C. OFFSPRING AND CIRCUMCISION. Gen. 15:1-17:27.                                              Page 309-361
       1. Definite Promise of a Son. Gen. 15:1-6.                                                                     Page 309-316
       2. The Promise of Canaan Renewed. Gen. 15:7-21.                                                     Page 317-328
       3. The Birth of Ishmael. Gen. 16:1-16.                                                                           Page 329-340
       4. Circumcision Appointed. Gen. 17:1-14.                                                                     Page 341-352
       5. Promise of a Son by Sarai. Gen. 17:15-27.                                                                Pg. 353-361

   D. THE DESTRUCTION OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH. Gen. 18:1-19:38.            Pg. 362-409
       1. Abraham Entertains Three Angels. Gen. 18:1-15.                                                    Pg. 362-371
       2. Abraham Pleads for Sodom. Gen. 18:16-33.                                                             Pg. 372-382
       3. The Two Angels Entertained by Lot. Gen. 19:1-11.                                                  Pg. 383-393
       4. Lot Rescued and the Cities Destroyed. Gen. 19:12-29.                                           Pg. 394-403
       5. Lot's Daughters Commit Incest. Gen. 19:30-38.                                                     Pg. 404-409

    E. INCIDENTS OF ABRAHAM'S SOJOURN IN THE SOUTH. Gen. 20:1-22:24.  Pg. 410-452
       1. Sarah Is Taken by Abimelech. Gen. 20:1-8.                                                               Pg. 410-416
       2. Abraham Rebuked for Deceiving Abimelech. Gen. 20:9-18.                                  Pg. 417-423
       3. The Birth of Isaac. Gen. 21:1-7.                                                                                   Pg. 424-429
       4. The Expulsion of Ishmael. Gen. 21:8-21.                                                                    Pg. 430-441
       5. A Covenant Made with Abimelech. Gen. 21:25-34.                                                Pg. 442-448
       6. Abraham's Great Trial. Gen. 22:1-19.                                                                         Pg. 449- 477     
       7. Abraham Hears from Nahor. Gen. 22:20-24.                                                           Pg. 448-452

   F. DEATH AND MARRIAGES. Gen. 23:1-25:18.                                                            Pg. 453-546
       1. Death and Burial of Sarah. Gen. 23:1-20.                                                                  Pg. 453- 470
       2. Abraham Seeks a Wife for Isaac. Gen. 24:1-9.                                                         Pg. 471-483
       3. The Servant's Journey and Prayer. Gen. 24:10-28.                                                 Pg. 484-504
       4. The Servant Received and Entertained. Gen. 24:29-33.                                        Pg. 505-510
       5. The Errand Is Told. Gen. 24:34-49.                                                                             Pg. 511-516
       6. The Marriage Contract. Gen. 24:50-60.                                                                     Pg. 517-528
       7. Rebekah Presented to Her Husband. Gen. 24:61-67.                                              Pg. 529-536
       8. Second Marriage and Death of Abraham. Gen. 25:1-11.                                         Pg. 537-542
       9. "The Generations of Ishmael". Gen. 25:12-18.                                                          Pg. 543-546
 

PART THIRD: HISTORY OF ISAAC AND JACOB. Gen. 25:19-36:43.

    A. ISAAC'S FAMILY AND SOME TROUBLES. Gen. 25:19-26:35.                               Pg. 547-552
       1. Births of Jacob and Esau. Gen. 25:19-26.                                                                    Pg. 547-552
       2. Esau Sells His Birthright. Gen. 25:27-34.                                                                   Pg. 553-560
       3. The Promises Extended to Isaac. Gen. 26:1-5.                                                           Pg. 561-566
       4. Trouble about Rebekah. Gen. 26:6-11.                                                                         Pg. 567-571
       5. Trouble about Wells. Gen. 26:12-33.                                                                            Pg. 572-589

Part 1: The Blessing (12-14)                                                                                          Pg. 572-575

Part 2: The Conflict (15-17)                                                                                           Pg. 576-578

Part 3: The Search (18-22)                                                                                            Pg. 579-582

Part 4: The Assurance (23-25)                                                                                      Pg. 583-585

                  Part 5: The Agreement (26-33)                                                                                    Pg. 586-589

   6. Trouble about Esau's Wives. Gen. 26:34, 35.                                                              Pg. 590-591

   B. JACOB'S FRAUD AND FLIGHT. Gen. 27:1-28:22.                                                      Pg. 592-633
       1. Isaac's Command and Rebekah's Plot. Gen. 27:1-17.                                                 Pg. 592-601
       2. Jacob Obtains the Blessing. Gen. 27:18-29.                                                               Pg. 602-607
       3. Esau's Disappointment. Gen. 27:30-40.                                                                      Pg. 608-613
       4. Esau's Threat and Jacob's Flight. Gen. 27:41-28:5.                                                  Pg. 614-620
       5. Esau Takes Another Wife. Gen. 28:6-9.                                                                       Pg. 621-623
       6. Jacob's Vision of the Ladder. Gen. 28:10-22.                                                             Pg. 624-633

  C. JACOB'S RESIDENCE IN PADANARAM. Gen. 29:1-30:43.                                       Pg. 634-677
       1. He Reaches Laban's House. Gen. 29:1-14.                                                                   Pg. 634-641
       2. He obtains Leah and Rachel for Wives. Gen. 29:15-30.                                           Pg. 642-650
       3. Leah Bears Four Sons and Quits Bearing. Gen. 29:31-35.                                       Pg. 651-655
       4. Four Sons by the Handmaids. Gen. 30:1-13.                                                              Pg. 656-660
       5. Leah Bears Two More Sons and a Daughter. Gen. 30:14-21.                                  Pg. 661-666
       6. A Son Born to Rachel. Gen. 30:22-24.                                                                         Pg. 667-668
       7. A New Contract with Laban. Gen. 30:25-43.                                                              Pg. 669-677

   D. JACOB'S RETURN TO CANAAN. Gen. 31:1-33:17.                                                      Pg. 678-736
       1. His Departure from Padanaram. Gen. 31:1-21.                                                           Pg. 678-686
       2. Laban Pursues Jacob. Gen. 31:22-35.                                                                          Pg. 687-693
       3. Jacob Rebukes Laban. Gen. 31:36-42.                                                                         Pg. 694-697
       4. A Covenant Made and a Monument Erected. Gen. 31:43-32:2.                             Pg. 698-703
       5. A Friendly Message to Esau. Gen. 32:3-6.                                                                  Pg. 704-706
       6. Jacob Prepares to Meet Esau. Gen. 32:7-12.                                                               Pg. 707-712
       7. He Sends a Present to Esau. Gen. 32:13-21.                                                                 Pg. 713-719
       8. Jacob Receives a New Name. Gen. 32:22-32.                                                             Pg. 720-727
       9. The Meeting with Esau. Gen. 33:1-17.                                                                         Pg. 728-736

    E. JACOB'S RESIDENCE AT SHECHEM, BETH-EL AND                                            Pg. 737-782

         HEBRON. Gen. 33:18-36:43.
       1. He Settles at Shechem. Gen. 33:18-20.                                                                        Pg. 737-740
       2. His Daughter Is Defiled by Shechem. Gen. 34:1-31.                                                  Pg. 741-751
       3. Jacob Returns to Beth-el. Gen. 35:1-8.                                                                         Pg. 752-759 
       4. The Promises Renewed and a Pillar Set Up. Gen. 35:9-15.                                     Pg. 760-763
       5. The Death of Rachel and the Sin of Reuben. Gen. 35:16-22.                                   Pg. 764-769
       6. Jacob's Sons and the Death of Isaac. Gen. 35:23-29.                                                Pg. 770-772
       7. The Generations of Esau. Gen. 36:1-43.                                                                       Pg. 773-782


 

PART FOURTH: JOSEPH AND HIS BRETHREN. Gen. 37:1-50:26.

 
    A. JOSEPH IS SOLD AS A SLAVE. Gen. 37:1-36.                                                             Pg. 783-806
       1. Beginning of His Troubles. Gen. 37:1-11.                                                                     Pg. 783-790
       2. His Brothers Attempt to Kill Him. Gen. 37:12-24.                                                    Pg. 791-797
       3. They Sell Him, and He Is Taken to Egypt. Gen. 37:25-36.                                      Pg. 798-806

B. THE FAMILY OF JUDAH. Gen. 38:1-30.                                                                 Pg.807-825
       1. His First Two Sons and Their Fate. Gen. 38:1-11.                                             Pg 807-813 

       2 Tamar Commits Incest. Gen. 38:12-23.                                                                Pg. 814-820  
       3. Tamar Is Exposed and Twins Are Born to Her. Gen. 38:24-30.                    Pg. 821-825

  C. JOSEPH BECOMES GOVERNOR OF EGYPT. Gen. 39:1-41:57.                           Pg. 826-882
       1. His Prosperity under Potiphar. Gen. 39:1-6.                                                          Pg. 826-832
       2. He Is Falsely Accused and Imprisoned. Gen. 39:7-20.                                       Pg. 833-839
       3. He Is Promoted in Prison. Gen. 39:21-23.                                                              Pg. 840-842
       4. He Interprets Dreams. Gen. 40:1-23.                                                                     Pg. 843-851
       5. Pharaoh Has a Dream and Joseph Is Remembered. Gen. 41:1-14.                    Pg. 852-857 
       6. The Dream Stated and Interpreted. Gen. 41:15-36.                                              Pg. 858-870
       7. Joseph Is Made Governor. Gen. 41:37-46.                                                              Pg. 871-876
       8. His Administration and His Family. Gen. 41:47-57.                                            Pg. 877-882

   D. VISITS OF JOSEPH'S BROTHERS. Gen. 42:1-45:28.                                            Pg. 883-971
       1. They Come and Are Imprisoned. Gen. 42:1-17.                                                       Pg. 883-892
       2. Simeon Is Retained and the Others Released. Gen. 42:18-24.                           Pg. 893-898
       3. Their Return and Their Report to Jacob. Gen. 42:25-38.                                    Pg. 899-905
       4. The Brother Are Sent Again. Gen. 43:1-14.                                                              Pg. 906-917
       5. They Are Brought to Joseph's House, and Simeon Is Released.
          Gen. 43:15-25.                                                                                                                  Pg. 918-923   
       6. They Dine with Joseph. Gen. 43:26-34.                                                                    Pg. 924-930
       7. The Device of the Cup. Gen. 44:1-17.                                                                          Pg. 931-940 
       8. Judah's Speech and Proposal. Gen. 44:18-34.                                                         Pg. 941-950
       9. Joseph Makes Himself Known. Gen. 45:1-15.                                                          Pg. 951-962
       10. Joseph Sends for the Family. Gen. 45:16-28.                                                         Pg. 963-971

    E. THE MIGRATION INTO EGYPT. Gen. 46:1-47:27                                                   Pg. 972-1018
       1. The Departure from Canaan. Gen. 46:1-7.                                                                 Pg. 972-978
       2. Jacob's offspring by Leah. Gen. 46:8-15.                                                                   Pg. 979-981
       3. Offspring by Zilpah. Gen. 46:16-18.                                                                            Pg 982-983
       4. Offspring by Rachel. Gen. 46:19-22.                                                                           Pg 984-985
       5. Offspring of Bilhah. Gen. 46:23-25.                                                                           Pg. 986-987
       6. The Whole Number of Children. Gen. 46:26, 27.                                                     Pg. 988-991  
       7. Joseph Comes to Meet His Father. Gen. 46:28-34.                                                 Pg. 992-997
       8. He Introduced His Brothers and His Father to Pharaoh. Gen. 47:1-12.               Pg. 998-1008
       9. The Other Years of the Famine. Gen. 47:13-27.                                                      Pg. 1009-1018

   F. THE LAST DAYS OF JACOB AND OF JOSEPH. Gen. 47:28-50:26.                    Pg. 1019-1088
       1. Jacob's Age and His Last Request. Gen. 47:28-51.                                                 Pg. 1019-1023        
       2. Jacob Adopts the Sons of Joseph. Gen. 48:1-7.                                                      Pg. 1024-1029   
       3. He Blesses Ephraim and Manasseh. Gen. 48:8-22.                                              Pg. 1030-1043
       4. Jacob Predicts the Future of His Sons. Gen. 49:1-28.                                          Pg. 1044-1063     
       5. He Repeats His Last request, and Dies. Gen. 49:29-33.                                      Pg. 1064-1066      
       6. Jacob Is Embalmed and Buried. Gen. 50:1-14.                                                      Pg. 1067-1074
       7. Joseph Comforts His Brethren. Gen. 50:15-21.                                                      Pg. 1075-1082
       8. The Close of Joseph's Career. Gen. 50:22-26.                                                       Pg. 1083-1088

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