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14 Vlierefore the well was called Beer. auglied, and said in his heart, Shall a child khai-roi: behold, it is between Kadesh and le born unto him that is an hundred years Cerer.

old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years 15 1 And Magar bare Abrain a son: and old, bear? Abram called his son's name, which Hagur 18 And Abraham said unto God, O that bare, Ishinael.

Ishinael might live before thee! 16 And Abram was fourscore and six years. 19 And God said, Saral thy wife shall bear #d, when Hagar bare Islımael to Abram. thee a son indeed, and thou shalt coll his CHAP. XVI,

name Isaac : and I will establish my coveND when Abram was ninety sparsida nant with him for an everlasting covenant, and nine, the Lord

appeared Ibrain, and with his seed after him. and said unto hiin, I am the Almighty God: 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee : ik before ine, and be thou perfect. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make

And I will make my covenant between bim fruitful, and will multiply him exceedne and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly: twelve princes shall be veget; and ingly:

I will make him a great nation. 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God 21 But my covenant will, I establish with talked with him, sayirg,

Isaar, whom Sarah shall bear unto thee at 4 As for me, beloid, my covenant is with this set time in the next year. thee, and thou shalt be a fatirer of many 22 And he left off talking with him, and dations.

God went up from Abraham. 5! Neither sha!) thy name any more be 239 And Ábraliam took Islimacl his son, called Abram, hui thy name shall be Abra- and all that were born in his house, and all boni: for a father of many nations have that were bought with his money, every made thee.

male among the men of Abrahain's liouse, 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and circuncised the flesh of their foreskin and I will make nations of thee, and kings in the self-san.e day, as God had said unto shall come out of thee.

him. 7 And I will establish my covenant be- 24 And Abraham ras ninety years old reen me and thee, and thy seed after tivee, and nine when he was cireumcised in the in their generations, for an everlasting cove-flesh of his foreskin. want, to be a God unto thee, and to iliy seed 25 And Ishmael his son was diinteen years aller thee.

old when he was circumcised in the flesh of 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy his foreskin. Beed after thee, the land wherein thou art a 26 In the self-same day was Abraham cirNranger, all the land of Canaan, for an ever-cumcised, and Ishmael bis son; lasting possession; and I will be their God. 27 And all the men of his liouse, born in

91° And God said anto Abraham, Thou the house, and bought with money of the shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and stranger, were circumcised with him. thy sped after thiec, in their generations.

CHAP. XVIII. keep, between you, and thy seed 20. This een mage covenant, which are sold AND ihe Lo Rappeared unto him in the

plains of : be after thee; Every man-cluild anung you shall tent-door in the heat of the day; be circumcised.

2 And he lifted up his eyes, and looked, 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh or and, lo, three men stood by him: and, when your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the he saw them, he ran to meet them from the covenant betwixt me and you.

Lent-door, and bowed bimself toward the 12 And he that is eight days old! shall be ground, circumcised arnong you, every man-child in 3 And said, My lord, if now I have found your generations; he that is born in the favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray house, or bouglie with money of any stran- thee, from thy servant : ger, which is not of thy seed.

4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetch 13 He that is born in thy house, and he ed, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves that is bought with thy money, naust needs under the tree; be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and your flesh for an everlasting covenant. comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall

14 And the uncircumcised man-child, pass on: for therefore are ye come to your whose flesh of his foreskin is not circuin-servant. And they said, Sodo, as thou hast cised, that soul shall be cut off from his said. people; he hath broken my covenant. 6 And Abrahain hastened into the lent

15 F And God said unto Abraliam, As for unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly Sarai thy wise, thou shall not call her name threc measures of fine meal, knead it, and Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. make cakes upon the hearth.

16 And I will bless her, and give thee a! 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it shall be a mother or natious; kings of people unto a young man; and he hasled to dress it. shall be of ler.

IS And he took bwter and milk, and the 17 Then Abraham foll upon his face. and call which he had dressed, and set it before 13

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them; and he stood by them under the tree, l, 28 Peradventure there shall lack five of and they did eat.

the fifty righteous : wilt thon destroy all the 91 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah city for luck of five? And he said, If I find ! thy wife? And he said, Lelold, in the tent. there forly and five, I will not destroy it.

10 And he said, I will certainly return 29 And le spake unto himn yet again, and unto thee according to the time of life ; sail, Peradventure there shall be forty found and, lö, Sarail thy wise shall have a sou. there. And lie said, I will not do it for And Sarah heard it in the lent-door, which forty's sake. was behind him.

30 And he said in'o him, Oh let not the Il Now Abraham and Sarah were oid aru Lord be angry, and I will speak: l'erade well stricken in age; unil it ceased to be with (ve&ture there shall thirty be found there. Sarah after the inanner of women.

And he said, I will not do it, if I find l'ring 12 Therefore Saralı laughed within herself, ihere. saying, After I am waxed old slali I have S1 And lie said, Behold now, I have pleasure, my lord being old also ?

upou me to speak unto the Lord: 13 And the Lord said unto Abraham. venture there shall be lwenty found thiëre Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall And lie said, I wili noi destroy it for twenty's I of a surety bear a child, whicu an old ? ake.

14 Is any thing too hyrd for the Lory? 32 And he said, Oli, let not the Lord be At the tiine appoir.ted I will return unto angry, and I will speak yet but this once: thiec, according to the time of life, and Perailventure len sliall be found there. And Saralı sall have a son.

he said, I will not destroy it sur sen's sake. 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed 33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as not: for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; lie had ieli communing with Abraham and but thou didst laughi.

Abraham returned unto his place. 16 And the men rose up from thence, and

CHAP. XIX. looked toward Sodom: and Abrahain went wiilivem, to bring them on the way.

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even; 17 li And the Lord said, Shall I hide from slon: and Lot, seeing them, rose up, lo med Abraham that thing which I do ;

them; and lie buwed himself willi liis face 13 Seeing that Abraham shall surely be toward the ground: Come a great and anigl.ty nation, and all 2 And he said, Behold now, mnv lords, lura the nations of the earth sliall be blessed in in, I pray you, into your servant's bouse, and bim?

carry all night, and wash your feet, and ye 19 For I know liim, that lie will commanel shall rise 11; early, and go on your ways. his children, and his household alier him; And they suid, Nay; but ne wül abide in and they shall keep the way of the LORI), lo the street all nighii. do justice and judgment; liiat the Lord may 3 And lie pressed upon them greatly; and bring upon Abraham that which he liath they turned in unto him, and entered into his spoken of him.

House; and le maile them a feast, and did 20 And the LORD said, Because the cry or take unleavened loreal, and they did pai. Souloin and Gomorrah is great,and because * But, before they lay down, the men of their sin is very grievous,

the city, even the men of Sodım, compassed 21 I will go down now, and see whether the house round, both old and young, ali the they have done altogether according to the people from every quarier, ry of it, which is come unto me; and 5 And they called unlo Lei, and saivi unto not, I will know.

min, Where irre the men whirl came in to 22 And the men turned their faces from thee this nighie: bring them out un:o us, thienre, and went toward Sodom: nul Abra- that we inay know them. han stood vet belure the LORD).

6 And Lot went out al the door wito 2.3 ! And Abraliain drew near, and said, ther, did shut the door alter lim, Wilt thou also destroy the riglieous sil! 7 Ansarii, I pray you, brethren, do not the wicked?

so wickedly. 21 Peradventure there be fifty rigkteous Beliolit now, I have wo daughters witiin the city: will thiou also desmoy and which have not known man; let me, I pray nur spare the place for the fly riglileous you, bring (licin out unto you, and do ye i that are therein?

them as is good in your eyes: only unso ivese 25 Thal be far from thee to do after this men do nothing; for therefore came they manner, to slay the riglitev us will be wick- under the shadow of my roof. od; and that the rigbicous should he as the 9 And they said, Slaid back. And they wicked, that he far from thee: Shall not said again., This one fellow came in 19 30. the Judge of ail the earth do right? journ, and lie will needs be a judge: now

6 And thie LORD said, iri fiud in Sodorn will we deal worse will thee than with thein. fifty righteous within the city, t:en I will And they pressed sore upon the man, ezen spare all de place for their sakes.

Lul, and came near to break the door. 27 And Abrahain answered and said, Be- 10 But the mes puil forth their band, and hold now, I have taken upon me io speak ud- pulled Lot into the house tr, vem, and shu

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11 Ind ther sm te the men that were at 29 and it came w pass, wlicu Grd op top sloor the house with blindnes, both stroyed the cities of the ilan shull (iod rosa!! and neat; so that they wearied them- membered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the El Ps to find the door.

midst of the overthrow. wlies lie overtirew 2 And the men said unto Lot, llast thou the cities in the which Lot dwell.. bere an; besicles? son-in-law, and thy sons, 30 ! And Lot went up out of Zoar, and Bilthy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast dwell in the mountain, and his iwo daughin the city, bring them out of this place : iters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoer:

13 For we will destroy this place, because and he dwcli in a cave, lic and lus (wo the cry of them is waxen great before the daughiers. face of the LORD; and the Lord hath sent 31 1 And the first-born said unto the us to destroy it.

younger, Our father is old, and there is not Ji And Lei went out, and spake unto his a man in the eartli to coine in unlo us aller in-law, which married his daugliters, the manner of all the earth: hid, Up, get ye cut of this place; for the 32 Come, let us inake our father Crink

will destroy this city. But he seemed wine, and we will lie with. liim, that we may as one that mocked unto his sons-in-law.

preserve seed of our father. 15 | And when the morning arose, llen 33 And Iney made their father drink the angels hastened Lut, saying, Arise, lake wine that niglii: and the first-born wem ty wile, and thy two daughters, which are in, and lay with lier father, and he perbere ; le-se thou be consumed in the iniquityceived not when she lay down, nor wheo of the city:

she arose. 16 And, while he lingered, the men laid 31 And it came to pass on the morrow, that

his hand, and upon the hand of the first-born said unto the younger, Behold, his wife, and upon the band of his tho I lay yesternight with my father: jet us make danghters; the LORD being mercitul unto him drink wine this night also ; and go throu him and they brouglil him forth, and set in, and lie with vim, liat we may preserve him without the city.

seed of our father. 17 And it came to pass, when they had 35 And they made their father drink wine brought them forth abroad, that he said, that night also: and the younger arose, and Escape fur thy life; look not behind thee, lay with him; and lie perceived not when neither stay thu in all the plain: escape to she lay down, nor when she arose. the mountain, Jest thou be consumed. 36 Thus were both the daugbiers of Lot

18 And Lot said urto them, Oh! not so, with chill by leir father. my Lord.

37 And the first-born barenson and called 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found his name Moab: the same is the father of the gruce in thy sight, and thou hast magnified Moabites unto this day. uy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me 33 And the younger, slie also bare a son, in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the and called luis name Benammi : the same is mountain Jest some evil take me, and I die, the father of the children of Ammün unto 20 Behold now, this city is near to

this say: mo, and it is a little one : Oh! let me one

CHAP. XX. prithar, (is it not a litde one ?) and my Bhuail live.

toward tlie south country, and dweller! And he said unto hin, See, I have ac- between Kadeshi and Shur, and sojourned cepted thee concerning this thing also, that in Gerar. I will not overthrow this city, for the which And Abraham çard of Sarah his wife, thuu hast spoken.

She is my sister : and Abimelech king of Geo 22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot rar sent and took Sarah. do any thing till thou be come tbitber: there- 3 But Ged came to & bimeleclo ir a dream fore the name of the city was called Zoar. by right, and said to him, Bebold, the art

23 The sun was risen upon the earth wiien but a dead man, for the woman which thou Lot entered into Zoar.

hast laken; for she is a man's wife. 19 Tuen the Lord rained upon Sodom 4 But Abimelech haci not come pear ber: and up e Giomorrah brimstone and fire from and he said. LORD, wil tou siay also a che LORD uit of heaven.

righteous nation? 5 And lie overthrew those cities, and all 5 Said he not unto me, Slie is my sister i the plain, and all ine inhabitants of ihe cities, and she, even sie herself said, He is my broand that which grew upon the ground. uier, ln the integrity of my beart, and in

26 9 But his wife looked lack from behind nocency of my haizdis, have I done this. biin, and she became a pillar of salt.

6 And God said unto him in a drenin, 279 And Abrahani sat up early in the Yea, I know that thou di:lsthis in the imega morning to the place where he stood before rity of thy heart; for I also withheld thiee Jie I.ORD.

from sinning against me: Werefore eu.Yered 28 And he lohed toward Salum and Go- I thee not to louci her. morrah. and toward all the land of the pk.in, 7 Now therefore restora the nan his wife; and hehell, and, lo, the smoke of the country for lie is a prophet, and 1:e sla! pray for went up as the sinoke or a furnace. Ithee, and thou shalt live: and in Hou restore

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GENESIS. her noi, know thou that thru slialt surely die, 91 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the thou, and a!! that are thine.

Fgyptian, which she had born unto Abra8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the ham, morking. morning, and called all his servants, and told 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, all these usings !u their ears: and die men Cast out this bond-woman and her son: for were sore afraid.

the son of this bond-woman shall not be heir 9 4 Then Abimelech called Abralram, and with my son, men with Isaac. said unto liim, What kast thou done unto us? 11 And the thing was very grievous in and what liave I offended thee, that thou hast Abraham's sight because of his son. brought on me and on my kingdom a great 12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it sin ? thou hast done deeds unto me that ougit not be grievous in thy sight because of the not to be done.

lad. and because of thy bord-woman; in all 10 And Abimelecl, said unto Abraham, that Sarah liath said unto thee, liearken an: What sawest thou, that thou hast done this her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed ling?

called. 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, 13 And also of the son of the bond-Woman 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 Avd yet indeed she is my sister: she is morning, and wok bread and a bottle of the daughter of my father, but not the daugh-water, and gave it unto Hagar, (putting is ter of my mother, and she became my wife. on her shoulder,) and the child, and sent hier

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-shola. I said unto her, This is thy kindness which 15 1 And ihe water was spent in the hot. thou shalt shew unto me; al every place tle, and she cast the child under one of the whithier we shall come, say of me, He is any shrubs. brother.

16 And she went, and sat her down over 14 1 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, against him a good way off, as it were a bowand 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 her voice, and wept.
15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land 17 And God heard ille voice of the lad:
is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee. and the angel of God called to Hogar out of

16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have heaven, and said unto her, Wbat aileth thee,
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 she was reproved.

thine hand; for I will make him a great na.
17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and tion.

healed Abimelech, and liis 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 Loro had fast closed up all Bodle with water, and gave the lad drin!
the wombs of the house of Abimelech be- And God was with the lad; and we
cause of Sarah, Abrahan's wife.

hew, and dwelt in the wilderuess, and be
CHAP. XXI.
ND the LORD visited Sarah as he had And lie dwelt in the wilderness of Pa-
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he had spoken.

the land of Egypt.
2 For Sarali conceived, and bare Abra- 22 1 Arid it came to pass at that time, ibat
ham a son in his old age, at the set time of Abimelech, and Phichol the chief capdain of
which God had spoken to him.

his host, spake unto Abraham, saying, God
3 And Abraham called the name of his son is with thee in all that thou doest.
that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to 23 Now therefore swear unto me here by
him, Isaac.

God, that thou wilt nou deal falsely with me,
4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, vor with my son, nor with my son's son: hal
being eight days old, as God had command according to the kindness that I liave done
ed him.

into thee, thou shalt do urto 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 Abrałam said, I will swear.

6 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 Abimelech s

7 And she said, Who would have said unto servants had violently taken away.
Abraham, thal Sarah should have given chil- 26 And Abiinelech said, I wol pot who
dren suck ? for I have born him a son in his hatt done this thing: neither didst thou tel,

me, neither yet heard I of il. but w-day.
8 And the child grew, and was weaned: 27 And Abraham look sheep and Oxfm
and Abraham made a great least the same and gave them unto Abimelech and burb
day that Isaac was weaned.

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23 And Abraham set seven ewe-laints on 13 And Abralo in lineup !, -ryes, and the fiuck by themselves.

looked, and, beholl. belund him a rain 2 And' Abimelech said unto Abraham, caught in a ticket by liis horns; and AbraWhat mean these seven ewe-lambs, which hain went and louk the ram, and offered him thou bast set hy then.selves?

up for a burnt-offering in the stead of bissoli. 30 And he said, For these seven ewe-lambs 11 And Abraham called the name of that shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be place Jehovat-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 of the LORD calledunba; 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, slieha : then Abimelech rose ap, and Phichol saith the Lord; for because thou hast done the chief captain of his host, and they return- this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, ed into the land of the Philistines,

thine only son; 33 | And Abraham 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 thy reed 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

pod. stines' land many days.

sess the gule cf bris enemies: CHAP. XXII.

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

and said my voice. 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 get sheba. thee into the land of Moriah ; and offer liito! 20.1 And it came to pass after these things, there for a burnt-offering upon one of sehat it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, mountains which I will tell thee of.

Milcah; she hath also born children unto thiy 3 ! And Abraham rose up early in the brother Nahor; morning, and saddled bis ass, and look (wo 21 Huz his first-horn, aod Buz lis brother, of bis young men with him, and Isaac his and Kemuel the father of Aram, soli, and chave the wood for the burnt-offer- 22 And Chiesed, and Hazo, and Piklash, ing; and rose up, and went unto the face of and Jihlaph, and Bethuel. which God had told him.

23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: thiese eight 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted Milcandid bare lə Nalor, Abraham's brober. up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 24 And his concubine, whose name ious

5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, Abiele ye bere with the ass, and I and the and Thahash, and Maachah. lad will go yonder and worship, and come

CHAP. XXIII. again to you.

6 And Abraham took the wood of the anci twenty years old : these were the burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his years of the life of Sarah. com; and be took the fire in his hand, and a 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba ; thie knise : and they went hot of them together. same is Hebron in the land of Canaan : ard

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his la- Abraham caine, lo mourn for Sarah, and to ther, and said, My father: and he said, Here wecp for her. am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire 31 And Abraham stond up from before his aud vhe wood; but where is the lamb for a dead and spake unto thesons of Heth, saying, burnt-offering?

4 l am a stranger and a sojourner wiih 8 And Aluruham said, My son, God will you give me a possession of a burying-place provide himself a lamb> for a bursit-offering : with you, that I may bury iny dead out of so they went both of their 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 al. Abraham, saying unto him, tar there, and laid the wood in order; and 6 Year us, my lord : thou art a mighty bouni Isaac his son, and laid him on the al- prince among us ; in the choice of our se tar upon the wood.

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

thou mayest bury thy dead. 11 | And the angel of the Lort called un- 7 And Abraham sicod up, and bowed him to him out of learen, and said, Abraham, self to the people of the land, even to the Abraham! and he said, Here am I. children of leth.

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 inind that I should bury my fur now I know that thou fearest God, seeing dead out of my sight, hear me, and entrea I bou hast nol withheld thy son, thine only for me to Epliron the son of Zohar, svn, fruin me.

19 That he may give me the cave of

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