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20 And blesse: I hethe inost high God, which| 16 But in Ine fourth generation they shan hath delivered thine enemies to thy hand. come hither again : for the iniquity of this And he gave him tithes of all.

Amorites is al yet full. 21 [ And the king of Sodom said unto 17 And it came lo pass, that when the Abram, Give me the persons, and take the sun went down, and it was dark, hebold a goods to thyself.

smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, passed between those pieces. I have listed up mine band uncoillie LORD, 18 In that same day the Lorn made a co the most high God, the possessor of heaven venant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seen and earti,

havel given this land, from the river of Egypt 23 That I will not take from a tloread even vun the great river, che river Euphrates : to a shoe-latchet, and that I will not lake any 19 The Keniles, and the Kenizzites, and thing that is thine, lese thou shouldest say, the Kadmonites, I have nadle Ibram rich:

20 And the Hillites, and the Perizzites, 24 Save only that which the young men and the Rephaims, have eaten, an.) the portion of the men which 21. And the Amorites, and the Canaaniles, went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Maire, and the Girgasiiites, and the Jebusites. let them take their portion.

CHAP. XVI.
CHAP. XV.

NOW Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no AFTER these ling the word of the children: and stie had an handmaid, ag

LORD came unto Abram in a vision, Egyptian, whose naine vons Hagar. saying, Fcar not, Abrain : I am thy shield, 2 And Sarai said unto \bram, Behold now, and thy exceeding great reward.

the Lord hath restrained me from bearing : 2 And Abram said, Lord God, what will I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the that I may obtain children by her. And steward of my house is this Eliezer of Da- Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. mascus ?

3 And Sarai, Abrain's wise, look Hagar ber 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou maid, the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt hast given no seed : and, lo, one burn in my ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave horise is mine heir.

her to her husband Abram to be his wise. 4 ! And, behold, the word of the LORD 4. |And he went in unto Hagar, and she came unto bim, saying, This shall not be conceived; and when she saw that she had thine heir ; but he that shall come forth conceived, her mistress was despised in her out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. eyes.

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and 5 And Sarni said unto Abram, My wrong said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the be upon thee: I have given my maid into slars, if thou be able to number thein. And thy besom; and when she saw that she had he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the

6 $ And he believed in the Lord); and he Lord judge betwern me and thee. counted it to him for righteousness.

6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy 7 11 And he said unto him, I am the Lord maid is in thy hand; do to lier as it pleaseth that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaidees, thee. And whe: Sarai dealt hardly with her, to give thee this land to interit it.

she fled from her face. 8 And he said, Lord God, whereby shall 7 9 And the angel of the Lord found her I know that I shall inherit it?'

by a fountain of water in the wilderness, hy 9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer the fountain in the way to Shur. of three years old, and a she-goat of three 8 And lie said, lagar, Sarai's maia; years old, and a ram of three years old, and whence camest thou ? and whither wilt thou á turtle dove, and a young pigeon. go? And she said, I fee from the face of my

10 And he took unto him all thesc, and mistress Sarai. divided them in the inidst, and laid each 9 And the angel of the Lord said unto her. piece one against another ; but the birds Return to thy mistress, and sulmit thyseli divided he not.

under her hands. 11 And when the fosvls came down upon 10 And the angel of the LORD said unto the carcases Abram drove them away. her, I will multiply thy sced exceedingly,

12 ! And when the sun was going down, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. ederp sieep fell Abram; and, lo, an 11 And the angel of the Lord said unto horror ul grear oss fell upon him. da:

her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a bear a son, and shalı call his name Ishmael; surely that thy seed shall be a stranger in a because the Lord hath heard thy aillicii in.

and that is not theirs, and slali serve them: 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand And they shall afflict them four hundrail gainst every man, and every man's yeary :

against liiin: and he shall dwell in the 14 And also that nation, whicm they shall presence of all his brethren. serve, wi!! I judge: ud af:erward shall they 13 And she called the name of the LORD come out will, groal substance.

that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: fus 15 And thou shall goto thy fathers in peace; she said, Have I also liere looked after him thoushalt he buried in a good old age. that seeth me?

14 Werefore the well was called Beer.laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child lahai-roi: behold, it is between Kadesla and be born unto him that is an hundred years Bereil.

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

Ishmael might live before thee! 16 And Abram was fourscore and six years 19 And God said, Saral thy wise shall bear Id, when Hagar bare Islımael to Abram. thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his CHAP. XVI.

name Isaac: I my coveAbram was ninety

and with his seed after him. md said unto himn, I am the Almighty God: 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: walk before me, and be thou perfect. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make

And I will make my covenant between bim fruitful, and will moltiply him exceed nie and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly: twelve princes shall he beget; and ingly;

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

Isaac, whom Saralı 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 Balions,

God went up from Abrałam. 51 Neither shall thy name any more be 237 And Abraham took Ishimacl his son, called Abram, but thy name shall be Abra, and all that were born in his house, and all bom: 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 circumcised the flesh of their foreskiú and I will make nations of thee, and kings in the self-san:e day, as God had said unito shall come out of thee.

him. 7 And I will establish my covenant be- 24 And Abraham vas ninety years old seen me and thee, and thy seed after thee, and nine when he was cireumcised in the in their generations, for an everlasting cove-fiezh of his foreskin. tant, to be a God unto thee, and to thiy seed 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years after thee.

old whien he was circumcised in the flesh of 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy his foreskin. Beed alter thee, the land wherein thou art a 6 In the self-same day was Abraham cirEtranger, 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 liis louse, 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 thee, in their generations.

CHAP. XVIII. keer, between me and yon, and they seed AND the LORD appeared unto him in the

plains of Mamre: and be sat in the after thee; Every man-child 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 of 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 lie that is eight days old shall be ground, circumcised among 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 sighi, pess not away, I pray louse,

or bouglit 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, nust needs under the tree; be circumcised: and mny covenant shall be in 5 And I will fetch a morsel or 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 nesh of his foreskin is not circum- servant. And they said, So do, as thou Jast

cised, that soul shall be cut off from his said. 1 people; he hath broken my covenant. 6 And Abrahain hastened into the tent

15 T And God said unto Abraham, As for unio Sarah, and said, Make ready, quickly Sarai thy wife, thou shall not call her name three measures of fine meal, knead it, ani! Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. make cakes upon the hearth.

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

9 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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28 l'eraclventure there shall jack five of and they did eat.

the fifty righteous: wilt thon destroy all the 9 1 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah city for luck of five? And he said, If I Sad thy wife? And he said, Pelold, in the teni. (there forly and five, I will not destroy it.

10 And he said, I will certainly return 29 And le spake unto him yet again, and unto thee according to the time of life; said, Peradventure there shall be forty found And, lo, Saralı thy wife shall liave a sou. there. And he said, I will put do it for And Sarah hcard it in the lent-door, which forty's sake. was behind him.

30 And he said unto him, Oh let nut the Il Now Abraham and Sarah were id arul Lord be angry, and I will speak: l'erade well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with vetture there shall thirty be found there. Sarah after the inanner of women.

And lie said, I will not do it, if I find l'ring 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within berse's, there. saying, After I am waxed old slali I have SI Andlie said, Bchold 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 (wenty found there Wherefore did Sarah laughi, saying, Shall And lie said, I wili noi destroy it for twenty's I of a surety bear a child, whicuam uld? ake.

14 Is any thing too hard for the Lor!? 32 And he said, Ols, let not the Lord be At the tine appoirted I will return unto angry, and I will speak yel but diis once: thiec, according to the time of life, and Peradventure ten shall be found there. And Saralı siiall have a son.

he said, I will not destroy it fur ten's sake. 15 Then Sarahı denied, saying, I laughed 33 And the LORD) went his way, as soon as not: for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; he had iesi communing with Abraham · and but thou didst laughi.

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

CHAP. XIX. looked toward Sodom: and Abrahain went

AND ilere came two angels to Sodom al wiilivem, to bring them on the way.

even; and Lot sal in the gale of So17 li And the Lord said, Shall I hide from com: and Lot, seeing them, rose up to meet Abraham that thing which' I do;

them; and hie bowed himself williliis face 18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely be toward the ground: come a great and anigl:ty nation, and all 2 And he said, Behold now, mv lords, lura the nations of the earth sliall be blessed in in, I pray you, into your servants louse, and bim:

Larry all niglit, and wash your feet, and ye 19 For I know him, that lie will comman shall rise up early, and go on your ways. his children, and his lóusebold alier him; and they suid, Nay; but we will abide in and they shall keep the way of the LORD, lo lhe street all nighii. do justice and juryment; liiat the Loki may 3 And lie presserl upon them greatly; and bring upon Abraham that which he hath they turned in unto him, and entered into his spoken of him.

limuse; and he made them a feast, and did 20 And the LORD saiel, Because the cry or take unleavened bread, and they did pai. Sodoin and Gomorrah is great and because 41 Bill, before they lay down, vie men of their sin is very grievous,

the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed 2 I will go down now, and see wliether 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 a 5 And they called unlo Lri, and seni unto not, I will know.

him, Where are the men whirl came in to 22. And the men turned their faces from thee this night? bring them out un:o us, thience, and went toward Sorlom: out Abra-fthat we inay know them. han stood vet belure the Lord.

6 And Lol went out at the door unito 2.) ! And Abraham drew bear, and said, filiera, and shut the door alter lım, Wilt thou also destroy the riglieous with 7 Ansait, I pray you, brethren, do 1104 the wicked?

so wickedly. 24 Peradventure there be fifty rigkteous 8 Beholdt now, I have :wo daughtery witilin the city: will thou also desery and which have not known man; let me, I pray nul spare the place for lile lily riglileous you, bring thien out unto you, and do ye iv that are therein?

ihem as is uod in your eyes: only un:o iljeve 25 Thal be far from thee to do after this men do nothing; for therefore came they manner, to slay the riglite us with the wick- under the shadow of my root. od; and that the rigbieous should he as the 9 And they said, Staid back. And they wicked that be far from thee: Shall nou said again. This one felluir came in to cothe Judge of ail the earth do right? journ, and lie will needs be a judge: now

26 And die LORD sail, if I fiud in Sodon will we deal worse with thee inaii with them. listy righteous within the city, ien I will And they pressed sore upon the man, ezen spare all ul.e piace for their sakes.

Lul, and came near to weak the door. 27 And Abraliain answered and said, Be- 10 But the men put forth their banil. and hoknow, I have taken upon me io speak up pulled Lot into the house is bem, and shu

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Jl. Ind they smte the men that were at, 29 and it came w pass, wlicu Cird esp the sloor of the louse with blindness, both stroyed the cities of the jumlu Godire iez!! und grat: so that they wearied ihem- membered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the seles o find the door.

midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou the cities in the which Lot dwelt. dopra an; besides ? son-in-law, and thy sons, 30 ! And Lol went up out of Zoar, and & I thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughin the city, bring them out of this place: ters with lim; for he feared to dwell in Zver:

13 For we will destroy this place, because and lie dwch in a cave, he and his two T'era

the cry of them is waren great before the daughters. lit. 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 li And Lci went out, and spake unto his a man in the eartlı to come in užlo us after -i:1-law, which married his daugliters, the manner of all the earth:

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Will destroy this city. But he seemed wine, and we will lie witli liim, that we may ent as one that mocked unto his sons-in-law. preserve seed of our father.

15 | And when the morning arose, then 33 And they made their father drink ante the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take wine that niglií: and the first-born went

ty wile, and thy two daughters, which are in, and lay with ber father; and le perbere ; lese thou be consumed in the iniquilyceived not wien slie lay down, nor wbco of the city

she arose. 16 And, while he lingered, the men laid 31 And it came to pass on the morrow, that hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of de first-born said unto the younger, Behold, bis wife, and upon the band of bis two I lay yesternight with my father: jet us make danghters; the LORD being mercitul unto him drink wine this might also ; and go thon him and they brouglit him forth, and setjin, and lie with vim, that we may preserve hin without the city.

seed of our father. 17 And it came to pass, wben they had 35 And they made their father drink wine brought them forth abroad, that he said, that niglit also: and the younger arose, and Escape fur ihy life; look not behind thee, lay with him; and lie perceived not when neither stay the u in all the plain : escape to she lay down, nor when she arose.

the mountain, lest thou be consumed. 36 Tlus were both the daughiers of Lot -0,3

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

37 And the first-born bare n son and called
19 Behold now, thy servant hath found his name Mob: the same is the father of the
gaer in thy sight, and thou hast magnified Moabites unto this day.
uny inercy, which thou hast shewed unto me 33 And the younger, she also bare a son,
in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is
mountain. test some evil take me, and I die thie father of the children of Ammún unto

go Behold now, tiris city is near to this day.
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CHAP. XX.
lither, (is it not a little one?) and my

thence alia Shail live.

toward the south country, and dwellel 2 And he said unto him, See, I lave ac- between Kadesi and Shur, and sojourned cepted thee concerning this thing also, that in Gerar. I will not overthrow this city, for the which And Abraham said of Sarab bis wife, thuu hast spoken.

She is my sister : and Abimelech king of Ge22 Haste thee, escape thitlier; for I cannot rar sent and inck Sarah. do any thing till thou be come thitber: there- 3 But (ied came to Abimelecl ir a dream fore the name of the city was called Zoar. by night, and said to him, Behoid, 11.00 art

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

hast taken; for she is a man's wife. 11 Tuen the Lord rained upon Sodom 4 But Abimelech baci not come near her: and up in Gomorrah brimstone and fire from and lie suid. Lord, wilt thou siay also a the LORD out of heaven.

righteous nation?
25 And he overthrew those cities, and all 5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister!
the plain, and all the inhabitants of ile cities, and she, even she herself said, He is my bro-
and that which grew upon the ground. ther. In the integrity of my beart, and iv-

6 ! Putnis wife joohed track from behind nocency of my hards, unve ! done this.
him, and she became a pillar of salt.

6 And God said unto him in a dreain, 27 ! And Abrahan gut up early in the Yea, I know that thou dirls this in the integ. morning to the place where he slood before rity of thy heart; for I also williheld thee Jie LORD.

from sinning against me: iberefore su Tered 23 And he looked toward Sulum and Go- I thee not ic toucsi lier. morrah. and toward all the land of the pl.in, . 7 Now therefore restore the inan his wife; kind beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country for lie is a prophet, and le sla! pray for sent up as the smoke of a furnace. thee, and thou shalt live: andir liou restore

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her not, know thou that thru shalt surely die, 99 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the thou, and all that are thine.

Fgyption, which she had born unto Abra8 Therefore Abimelech rose carly in the ham, morking. morning, and called all his servants, and told 10 Wherefore she said unto Abrahain, all these things in their ears: and the men Cast out inis bond-woman and her son : for were sore afraid.

the son of this bond-wonian shall not be heir 9 4 Then Abimelecli called Abraliam, and with my son, men with Iskac. said unto lim, What tast thou done unto us? 11 And the thing was very grievous in and what have I offended thee, that thou hast Abraham's siglie because of liis son. brought on me and on my kingdom a great 12 And God said unto Abrabam, Let it sin ? thou hast done deeds unto me that ougiit pot be grievous in thy sight because of the not to be done.

lad. and because of thy bord-woman; in all 10 And Abimelech, said unto Abraham, that Sarah hath said unto thee, liearken anto What sawest thou, that thou hast done this ber voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed thing?

called. Il 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 Aud yet indeed she is my sister: she is morning, and look bread and a buttle of the daughter of my father, but not the daugh-water, and gave it unto Hagar, (puiting it ter of my mother; and she became my wife on her shoulder,) and the chill, and sent hier

13 And it came to pass, when God caused away: and she departed, and wavdered in me to wander from my father's house, that the wilderness of Beer-shdia. I said unto her, This is tly kindness which 151 And the water was spent in the hotlliou shalt 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 my shrubs. brother.

16 And she went, and sat her down over 14 11 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, against him a good way off, as it were a bowadd men-servants, and women-servants, and shot; for she said, J.et me not see the deaths gave them into Abraham, and restored himn of the child. And she sat over against him, Sarah his wife.

and lifted up lier voice, and wepe. 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land 17 And God lieard 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 he said, Behold, I have heaven, and said unto her, Wbat aileth thee, given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: Hagar? fear noi; for God hath heard the behold, he is to thee a covering ot'thie 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 na. 17 | So Abraham prayed unto God: and tion. God hettled Abimelech, and l.is 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 al sole 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, Abrahain's wife.

Pw, and dwelt in the wilderuess, and his CHAP. XXI. ND the LORD visited Sarah as lie had And le duelt in the wilderness of Pa

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the land of Egypt. 2 For Saralı 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 captain of which God had spoken to hiin.

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 te 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 isanc, vor with my son, nor with my son's son: bill being eight days old, as God had command- according o tle kindness that I lave done ed him.

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

61 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 take away. Abraham, that Sarah should have given chil- 26 And Abinelech said, I wol not who dren suck ? for I have born him a son in his liath done this thing: neither itidst thou tel, old age.

me, neither y'et heard l of il. but to-day. 8 Ånd the child grew, and was wraned: 27 And Abraham took sheep and urna and Abraham made a great least the same and gave them unto Abimelech and bulb day that Isaac was weaned.

lof thelp made a covenant.

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