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23 And Abraham set seven ewe-laints on 13 And Abralon liftinn 1,1 the fiuck by themselves.

looked, and, beholl. belun him a rain 99 Aud' Abimelech said unto Abraham, caught in a thic'set by liis horns: and AbriiWhat mean these seven ewe-lambs, which hain went and louk tle ram, and offered him thou hast set hy thengelves?

up for a burnt-offering in the stead of bisson. 30 And he said, For these seven ewe-lambs 16 And Abraham called the name of that shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be place Jehovati-jireli : as it is said to this day. a witness unto me that I have digged this well. In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.

31 Wherefore he called that place Beer-she- 15 | And the angel ottie LORD calledun. ba; because there they sware both of them. to Abraham out of heaven the second time,

32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer. 16 And said, By myself have I sworn, sheba : then Abimelech rose ap, and Phichol saith the LORD; for because thou hast done the chief captain of his host, and they relurn- this thing, and hast not williheld thy son, ed into the land of the Philistines.

thine only son; 33 1 And Abraham planted a grove in 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, ano Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of in multiplying I will multiply thy reed as the the LORD, the everlasting God.

stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Phili- upon the sea-store ; and thy seed shall posstines' land many days.

sess the gate of bis eneinies: CHAP. XXII.

18 And in thy secd shall all the nations of AND it came to pass after these things hele earth be blessed ; because thou hast ubey

and said ed my . unto him, Abraham. “And he said, Beliold, 19 So Abraham returned unto his young here I am.

men; and they rose up, and went together And he said, Take now thy son, thine to Beer-sheba: and Abrabain dwelt at Beer. only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and

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sheba. thee into the land of Moriah ; and offer liir 20 1 And it came to pass after these things, there for a burnt-offering upon one of the that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, mountains which I will lell thee of. Milcah, she hath also born children unto iliy

3 ! And Abraham rose up ear!y in the brother Nahor; morning, and saddled his ass, and took two 21 Huz his first-horn, and Buz his brother, of his young men with him, and Isaac his and Kemuel the father of Sram, son, anel chave the wood for the burnt-offer- 22 And Cliesed, and Hazo, and Piklash, ing, and rose up, and went unto the face of and Jillaplı, and Bethuel. which God had told him.

23 And Bethuel begut Rebekah: thiese eight 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted Milcah did bare la Nahor, Abraham's brolber. up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 24 And his coucubine, whose name nous

5 And Ahralam said unto his young men, Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gahe., Abiele ye here with the ass, and I and the and Thahash, and Maachah. Lad ui!l go yonder and worship, and come

CHAP. XXIII. again to you. 6 And Abraham cank tile wood of the AD Sarah was un bundred and seven

anci twenty years uld: these were the burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his years of the life of Sarah. ton; and be took the fire in his hand, and a 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba ; the knife : and they went holl of thein together. same is Hebron in the land of Canaan : ard

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his la- Abraham caine to mourn for Saralı, and to ther, and said, My father: and he said, Here wecp for her. am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire 3! And Abraham stood up from before his and the wood; but where is the lamb for a dead,end spake into the sons of Heth, saying, burnt-offering?

+ I am a stranger and a sojourner with 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will you give me a possession of a burying-place provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offering : with you, that I may bury any dead out of so they went both of them together. my sight.

9 And they came to the place which God *5 And the children of Heth answered nad told him of: and Abraham built an alAbraham, saying unto him, tar there, and laid the wood in order; and 6 Hear us, my lord : thou art a mighty bouni Isaac bis son, and laid him on the al prince among us ; in the choice of our se lar upon the wood.

pulchres bury thy dead: none of us shall 10 And Ab-aliam stretched forth his band, withbold from thee lis sepulchre, but tval and took the knife to slay his son.

thou mayest bury thy dead. 1! | And the angel of the Lore called un- 7 And Abrahám sicod up, and bowed him to him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, self to the people of the land, even to the Abraham! and he said, Here am I. children of Heth.

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon 8 And he communed with them, saying, the laut, neither do thou any thing unto him: ir it be your unind that I should hury my for now I know that thon fearest God, seeing dead out of my sight, hear me, and eitrea Ihon hast not withheld they son, thine only for me to Epliron the son of Zóhar, sun, fronine.

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her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die,l 9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the thou, and a!l that are thine.

Fgyptian, which she had born unto Abra8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the ham, merking. moining, and called all his servants, and told 10 Wherefore she said unto Abrahain, all these u:ings iu their ears: and the men Cast out this bond-woman and her son: for were sore afraid.

(the son of this bond-woman shall not be heir 9! Then Abimelech called Abraham, and with my son, men with Isaac. said unto him, What kast thou done unto us? 11 And the thing was very grievous In and what lave I offended thee, that thou hast Abraham's sight because of his son. brought on m: and on my kingdom a great 12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it sin ? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not be grievous in thy sight because of the not to be done.

lad. and because of thy bord-woman; in all 10 And Abimelecli said unto Abraham, that Sarah liath said unto thee, hearkea uno What sawest thou, that thou hast done this her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be thing?

called. 11 Arid Abraham said, Because I thought, 13 And also of the son of the bond-women Surely the fear of God is not in this place; will I make a nation, because he is thy seed. and they will slay me for my wife's sake. 14 And Abraham rose up early in the

12 And yet indeed she is my sister : she is morning, and took bread and a bottle of the daughter of my father, but not the daugh- water, and gave it unto Hagar, (pulling it der of my mother; and slie became my wife. Son her shoulder,) and the child, and sent her

13 And it came to pass, when God caused away, and she departed, and wandered in me to wander from my father's house, that the wilderness of Beer-shoba. I said unto her, This is thy kindness which 15 | And the water was spent in the botthou shall shew unto '

me'; at every place tle, and she cast the child under one of the whither we shall come, say of me, He is any shrubs, brother.

16 And she wént, and sat her down over 14 1 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, against him a groul way off, as it were a howaad men-servants, and women-servants, and shot; for she said, I.et me not see the death gave them into Abraham, and restored him of the child. And she sat over against him, Sarah his wife.

and lifted up lier voice, and wept. 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land 17 And God heard the voice of the lad: is before thee : dwell where it pleaseth thee. and the angel of God called to Hagar out of

16 And unto Sarah le said, Behold, I have heaven, and said unto her, What aileth iivee, given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, voice of the lad where he is. unto all that are with thee, and with all other. 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in Thus slie was reproved.

thine hand, for I will make him a great na17 11 So Abraham prayed unto God: and tion. God heted Abimelech, and his wife, and his 19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw maid-servants; and they bare children. well of water: and she went and filled the

18 For the Loru had fast closed up alt bone with water, and gave the lad drink the wombs of the house of Abimelech be- And God was with the lad; and we cauze of Sarah, Abraham's wife.

few, and dwelt in the wilderuess, and be CHAP. XXI. AND the Lord visited Sarah, as he had 21 And he duelt in the wilderness of Pa

said, and the LORD did unto Saralı as ran: and his mother took him a wife out of he had spoken.

the land of Egypt. 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abra- 22 1 And it came to pass at that time, ibat ham a son in his old age, at the set time of Abimelechi, and Phichol the chief capain of which God had spoken to hiin.

his host, spake unto Abraham, saying, God 3 And Abruhain called the name of his son is with thee in all that thou doest. that was born unto hin, whom Sarah bare te 22 Now therefore sumar urto me here by him, Isaac.

God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, vor with my son, nor with my son's son: biel being eight days old, as God had command-according to the kindness that I have done ed him.

nnto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the 5 And Abraham was an hundred years land wherein thou hast sojruried. old when his son Isaac was born unto him. 24 And Abraliam said, I will swear.

6 1 And Sarah said, God hath made me to 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. because of a well of water, which Abimelechs

7 And she said, Who would have said unto servants had violently taken away. Abraham, that Sarah should have given chil- 26 And Abiinelech said, I wol not who dren suck ? for I have born him a son in his hath done this thing: neither didst thou tel. old age.

me, neither yet heard l oil. but to-day. 8 Ånd the child grew, and was wraned: 27 And Abraham look sheep and uxen and Abraham made a great feast the same and gave thein unto Abimelech and both day that Isaac was weaned.

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up for a burnt-offering in the stead of bisson. 30 And he said, For these seven ewe-lambs 14 And Abraham called the name of that shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be place Jehovat-jireh : as it is said to this day. a witness unto me that I have digged this well. In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

31 Wherefore he called that place Beer-she- 15 | And the angel ottie LORD called unba; because there they sware both of tiem. to Abraham out of lieaven the second time,

32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer 16 And said, By myself lave I sworn, skeha : then Abimelech rose up, and Phicbol saith the Lord; for hecause thou hast done the chief captain of liis host, and they return- this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, ed into the land of the Philistines.

thine only son; 33 | And Abmhuin planted a grove in 17 That in blessing I will bless them, ano Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of in multiplying I will multiply t:y feed as the the LORD, the everlasting God..

stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is 31 and Abraham sojourned in the Phili- upon the sea-shore ; and thy seed shall pos. stines' land many days.

sess the gate cf his enemies: CHAP. XXII.

18 And in thy secd shall all the nations of AND came to pass after these things, die earth be blessed ; because thou hast ubey unto him, Abraham. 'And he said, Belold, 19 So Abraham returned unto his young here I am.

men; and they rose up, and went together And he said, Take now thy son, thine to Beer-sheba: aud Abrabain dwelt at Beer. only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get sheba. thee iver; toe land of Moriah ; and offer him 2011 And it came to pass asier these things, these for a burnt-offering upon one of the hat it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, mountains which I will tell thee of.

Milcalı, she hath also born children unto thy 3 And Abraham rose up early in the brother Nahor; morning, and saddled his ass, and look (wo 21 Huz his first-horn, aod Buz kis brother, of his young men with him, and Isaac his) and Kemuel the father of Aram, on, and chave the wood for the burnt-offer- 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pillash, ing, and rose up, and went unto the face of and Jijlaph, and Bethuel. which God had told him.

23 And Bethuel begal Rebekah: thiese eiglio 4 Thien on the third day Abraham lifted Milcah did bare la Nahor, Abraliam's hro!ber. up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 24 And his coucubine, whose name vous

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CHAP. XXIII.
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6 And Abraham took the wood of the and twenty years uld : these were the
burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his years of the life of Sarah.
ton; and he took the fire in his hand, and a 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba ; the
knife : and they went holl of them together, same is Hebron in the land of Canaan :'ard

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his fa- Abraham caine to mourn for Surals, and to
ther, and said, My father : and he said, Here weep for her.
on ), my son.

And he said, Behold the fire 31 And Abraham stood up from before his and the wood; but where is the la:nb for a dead.end spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, burnt-offering?

4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will you: give me a possession of a burying-place provide himself a lamb for a burni-offering : with you, tha. I may bury my dead out of so they went both of their together. my sight.

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pulchres bury thy deal: none of us sliall 10 And Abraham stretched forth his band, withbold from thee his sepulclire, but tival And took the knife to slay his son.

thou mayest bury thy dead. 1! 1 And the angel of the Lorc called un- 7 And Abraham sicod up, and bowed him to him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, self to the people of the land, even to the Abraham! and he said, Here am I.

children of Heth. 12 And he said, Lay not thine band upon

8 And he communed with them, saying, the lat, neither do thou any thing unto him: ir it be your mind that I should hury my lut now I know that thou fearest God, seeing dead out of my sight, hear me, and eitrea thom tast not withheld ely son, thine only for me to Epliron the son of Zobar, wor, froin me.

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Machpelah, which he hath, which is in die 6 And Abraliam said unto himn, Beware end oi nis field: for as much money as it is thou that thou bring not my son thither again. worth he shall give it me, for a possession of 7 The Lord God of heaven, which took a burying-place ainong you.

me from my father's ho'ise, and from the 10 And Ephron dweli ainong the children land of my kindred, and which spake unto of Heth. And F.phron the Hillite answered nie, and that sware unto ine, saying, Unto Abrahain in the audience of the children of thy seed will I give this land; he shall send Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a his city, saying,

wise unto my son from thence. 11 Nay, my lord, Hear me: the field give 8 And if the woman will not he willing to I thce, and the cave that is therein, I give it follow thee, then thou shalt be clear froin ibis thee; in the presence of the scris of my my oath: only bring not my son thither again. people give l ii thee: bury thy dead. 9 And the servanı pın his hand under the

12 And Abraham bowed down himself thigh of Abraham his inaster, and sware to before the people of the land.

him concerning that matter. 13 And he spake unto Ephron, i.: the au- 10 | And the servant took ten camels, of dience of the people of the land, saying, But the camels of liis master, and deported; (for if thou will give it, I pray thee, hear me: all the goods of his master ivere in his I will give thee money for the field; take it hand ;) and he arose, and went lo Mesopise of me, aud I will bury my dead there. lamia, unto the city of Nahor.

14 And Ephron answered Abral;am, say. 11 And he made his camels to kneel down ing unto him,

without the city by a well of water, at the 15 My lord, hearken unto me: the iard time of the evening, eren the time that wois worth four hundred shekels of silver, what men go out to draw waler. is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore 12°1 And he said, O LORD God of my thy dead.

master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good 16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; speed this day, and shew kindness unto my and Abrabain weighed to Ephron the silver, niaster Abraham. which he had named in the audience of the 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of wabons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silve:, ter; and the daughters of the men of the current money with the merchant.

city conie oul lo diaw water: 17 And the field of Ephron, which was 14 And let it come to pass, that the damsc! in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the to whom I shall say, Let clown thy pitcher, field, and the cave which was therein, and I pray thee, that I inay drink; and she shali all the trees that were in the field, thai were say, Drink; and I will give thy camels in all the borders round about, were made drink also: let the sitme be she that thou

hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and 13 Unto Abraham for a possession, in the thereby shall I know ihat thou hast shiewed presence of the children of Heth, before all kindness unto my master. that went in at the gate of his city..

15 | And it came to pass, before he had 19 F And after this, Abraham buried Sarah donc speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came his wife in the cave of the field of Machpe- out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, lah, before Mamre: the sarne is Hebron in the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with the land of Canaan.

her pitcher upon her shoulder. 20 Aad the field, and the cave that is there- 16 And the damsel wus very fair to look in, were made sure unto Abraham, for a pos- upon, a virgin; neither biad any man known session of a burying-place, by the sons or her: and she went down to the well, and Heth,

filled her pitcher, and came up. CHAP. XXIV.

17 And the servant ran to meet her, and ND Abraham was old, and well stricken said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little wa Abrahain in all things.

18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and 2 And Abraham sa d unto his eldest servant she hasied, and let down her pircher upop of his house, that ruled over all that he had, her hand, and gave him drink. Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh; 19 And when she had done giving hiin

3' And I will make shee swear by the drink, she said, I will draw witer for thy LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of camels also, until they have done drinking. the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife un-. 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher to my son of the daughters of the Canaan- into the trough, and ran again unto the well iles, among whom I uwe':

to draw water, and drew for all his camels. * But thou shalt go unto my country, and 21 And the man, wondering at her, held to my kindred, and take a wiso unió my his peace, to wit whether the Lord bad son Isaac.

made his journey prosperous or not. 5 And the servant said unto him, Perad- 22 11 And it came io pass, as the camels vepture the woman will not be willing to nad done drinking, that the man took a gol. follow me unto this land: must I nceds bring den ear-ring of half a shekel weight, and thy son again unto the land from whence wo bracelets for her hands of tcu shekels diou cainest ?

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13 And said, W'hose daughter art thou ? ii now thou do prosper my way which I go! tell me, I pray thee. Is there room in thy 43 Behold, I stand by the well of water ; father's house for us to Inelye in?

and it shall come to pass, that when the vir: 21 And she said unto him, I am the daugh- gia cometh furth to draw water, and I say ter of Bethel tie son of Milcal, which she in her, Give ine, I pray thee, a little water bare onto Nabor.

of thy pitchier lo drink 25 Sbe sail, moreover, unto him, We 44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, bave both straw and provender enough, and and I will also draw for thy camels : let the room to lodge in.

same lie the woman whom the LORD halb 26 And the man bowed down his bead, appointed out for my master's sou. and worshipped the LORD.

45 And before lad done speaking in 21 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God mine neart, Behold, Rebekah came forth f mv muster Abraham, who hath not left wish her pitcher on her shoulder; and she destiinte my master of luis merey and his went down unto the well, and drew water ; truth: I bring in the way, the Lord led me and I said unto lier, Let me drink, I pray to the house of my master's brethren. thee.

28 And the dam el ran, and told them of 46 And she maile haste, and let down her her mother's house these things.

pitcher from ber shoulier, and said, Drink; 29 And Rebekah liad a brother, and and I will give thiy camela drink also : 30 1 his naine rous Laban : and Laban ran out drank, and she made the cainels drick also. unto the man, unto the well.

47 And I asked her, and said, Wbose 39 And it came to pass, when he saw the daughter art thou? And she said, The daughear-ring, and bracelets upon bis sister's ter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah hands, and when he heard the words of Re- bare unto him : and I put the ear-ring upon bekalı his sister, saying, Thus spake the man her face, and the bracelets upon her hands. anto me, that he came unto the man; and, 43 And I bowed down my head, and worbehold, he stood hy the camels at the well. Ishipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD

31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of God of my master Abrahain, which had led the Lord; wherefore standest thou without ? me in the right way, to take my master'a for I have prepared the house, and room for brother's daugiter unto his son. the ceinels.

49 And now, if ye will deal kindly and 32 And the man came into the house: truly with my master, tell me: and if not, and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw tell me ; thai I may turn to the right hand, and provender for the camels, and water to or to the left. wash his feet, and the men's feet that were 50 1 Then Laban and Bethuel answered with him.

and said, The thing proceedeth from the 33 And there was set meat before him to LORD; we cannot speak unto thee bad or eet: but he said, I will not eat, until I have good. told mine errand. And he said, Speak on. 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take 34 1 And he said, I am Abrahain's servant.ler, and go, and let hier be thy master's

35 And the LORD hath blessed my master son's wise, as the LORD liath spoken. greatly, and he is become great: and se hath 52 And it canie to pass, that, when Abra given him flocks and herds, and silver and hain's servant heard their words, he worskio. gold, nnd men-servants, and maid-servants, ped the I. ORD, bouing himself to the earta. and camels, and asses.

5.3 And the servant brought forth jewels of 36 And Sarah, my master's wife, bare a silver, and jewels of gold, and ruiment, and son to my master when she was old; and un- gave them to Rebekah : he gave also to her to lim hath be given all that he hath, brother and to her mother precious things.

37 And my master made me swear, say- 54 And diey did eat and drink, he and the ing, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of men that were with him, and tairied all the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose nig!t; and they rose up in the morning; land I dwell :

and he said, Send me away urto my master 33 But thou shalt go unto my father's 55 And her brother and her mother said, tenuse, and to my kindred, and take a wife Let the damsel abide with us a few days, ai unto my son.

the least ten; after that she shall go. 39 And I said unto my master, Perad- 56 And he said unto them, Hinder une nch, enture the woman will not follow me. seeing the LORD hath prospered my way;

40 And he said unto me, The LORD, be- send me away, that I may go to my master fore whom I walk, will send his angel with 57 And they said, We will call the damsel, thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt and enquire at her mouth. take a wise for my son of my kindred, and 58 And they called Rebekah, and said of my father's house.

unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And 41 Then shalt thou be clear froin this my she said, I will go. oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and 59 And they sent away Rebekah their sisif they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear ter, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, from my oath.

and bis men. 42 And I came this day unto the well, and 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto said, O Lon God of my master Abraham, her. Thou art our sister ; be thou the mother

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