Page images
PDF
EPUB

Noah enters into the ark. GENESIS,

The world dro and thy wife, and thy sons' wives and the windows of heaven with thee.

opened. 19 And of every living thing of 12 And the rain was upo all flesh, two of every sort shalt earth forty days and forty nig thou bring into the ark, to keep 13 In the self-same day er them alive with thee: they shall be Noah, and Shem, and Ham male and female.

Japheth, the sons of Noah 20 Of fowls after their kind, and Noah's wife, and the three of cattle after their kind, of every of his sons with them, int creeping thing of the earth after his ark: kind; two of every sort shall come 14 They, and every beast unto thee, to keep them alive. his kind, and all the cattle

21 And take thou unto thee of their kind, and every crec all food that is eaten, and thou thing that creepeth upon the shalt gather it to thee; and it shall after his kind, and every fowl be for food for thee, and for his kind, every bird of every se them.

15

And they went in unto N 22. Thus did Noah; according to into the ark, two and two o all that God commanded him, so flesh, wherein is the brea of did he.

16 And they that went in, CHAP. VII.

in male and female of all fles! The general Deluge. God had commanded him: and A Nome thor and authey house ND the LORD said unto Noah, LORD shut him in.

17 And the flood was forty d into the ark: for thee have I seen upon the earth: and the waters righteous before me in this genera- creased, and bare up the ark, i tion.

it was lifted up above the earth. 2 Of every clean beast thou shalt 18 And the waters prevailed, a take to thee by sevens, the male were increased greatly upon and his female; and of beasts that earth: and the ark went upon are not clean by two,

the male and face of the waters. his female.

19 And the waters prevailed 3 Of fowls also of the air by ceedingly upon the earth; and sevens, the male and the female; the high hills that were under to keep seed alive upon the face of whole heaven were covered. all the earth.

20 Fifteen cubits upward did t 4 For yet seven days, and I will waters prevail: and the mountai cause it to rain upon the earth were covered. forty days and forty nights, and 21

all flesh died that mov every living substance that I have upon the earth, both of fowl, ar made will I destroy from off the of cattle, and of beast, and of eve face of the earth.

creeping thing that creepeth up 5 And Noah did according unto the earth, and every man: all that the LORD commanded 22 All in whose nostrils was ih him.

breath of life, of all that was in th 6 And Noah was six hundred dry land, died. years old when the flood of waters 23 And every living substanc was upon the earth.

was destroyed which was upoi 7 And Noah went in, and his the face of the ground, both man sons, and his wife, and his sons and cattle, and the creeping things wives with him, into tho ark, be- and the fowl of the heaven; and cause of the waters of the flood. they were destroyed from the earth

8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts and Noah only remained alive, that are not clean, and of fowls, and they that were with him in the and of every thing that creepeth ark. upon the earth,

2 And the waters prevailed 9 There went in two and two upon the carth a hundred and fifty unto Noah into the ark, the male days. and the female, as God had com

CHAP. VIII. manded Noah,

The Waters assuage. seven days, that the waters of the and every living thing, and all flood were upon the earth.

the cattle that was with him in the 11 T In the six hundredth year of ark: and God made a wind to pass Noah's life, in the second month, over the earth, and the waters asthe seventeenth day of the month, suaged; the same day were all the foun- 2 The fountains also of the deep, tains of the great deep broken up, I and the windows of heaven wero

A

A

The waters assuage. CHAP. LX. God blesseth Noak. stopped, and the rain from heaven and be fruitful, and multiply upon was restrained;

the earth. 3 And the waters returned from 18 And Noah went forth, and his off the earth continually: and after sons, and his wife, and his sons' the end of the hundred and fifty wives with him: days the waters were abated. 19 Every beast, every creeping

4 11 And the ark rested in the se-thing, and every fowl, and what venth month, on the seventeenth soever creepeth upon the earth, day of the month, upon the moun- after their kinds, went forth out of tains of Ararat.

the ark. 5 And the waters decreased con- 20 TT And Noah builded an altar tinually, until the tenth month: in unto the LORD, and took of every the tenth month, on the first day of clean beast, and of every clean the month, were the tops of the fowl, and offered burnt-offerings mountains seen.

on the altar. 61 And it came to pass at the 21 And the LORD smelled a sweet end of forty days, that Noah open- savour; and the LORD said in his ed the window of the ark which he heart, I will not again curse the had made:

ground any more for man's sake; 7 And he sent forth a raven, for the imagination of man's

heart which went forth to and fro, until is evil from his youth: neither will the waters were dried up from off I again smite any more overy thing the earth.

living, as I have done. 8 Also he sent forth a dove from 22 While the earth remaineth, him, to see if the waters were seed-time and harvest, and cold abated from off the face of the and heat, and summer and winter, ground;

and day and night, shall not cease. 9 But the dove found no rest for

CHAP. IX. the sole of her foot, and she re- God's Covenant with Noah. turned unto him into the ark; for ND God blessed Noah and his the waters were on the face of the sons, and said unto them, Be whole earth. Then he put forth fruitful, and multiply,

and replenish his hand, and took her, and pulled the earth. her in unto him into the ark. 2 And the fear of you, and the 10 And he

stayed yet other seven dread of you, shall be upon every days, and again he sent forth the beast of the earth, and upon every dove out of the ark.

fowl of the air, upon all that mo11 And the dove came in to him veth upon the earth, and upon all in the evening, and lo, in her the fishes of the sea; into your mouth was an Olive-leaf pluckt hand are they delivered. off. So Noah knew that the 3 Every moving thing that liveth waters were abated from off the shall be meat for you; even as the earth.

green herb have I given you all 12 And he stayed yet other seven things. days, and sent forth the dove; 4 | But flesh with the life thereof, which returned not again unto him which is the blood thereof, shall yo any more.

not eat. 13 | And it came to pass in the 5 And surely your blood of your six hundredth and first year, in the lives will I require: at the hang of first month, the first day of the every beast will I require it, and at month, the waters were dried up the hand of man; at the hand of from off the earth: and Noah re every man's brother will I require moved the covering of the ark, and the life of man. looked, and behold, the face of the 6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, ground was dry.

by man shall his blood be shed: 14 And in the second month, on for in the image of God made he the seven and twentieth day of the man. month, was the earth dried.

7 And you, be ye fruitful, and 15 T And God spake unto Noah, multiply; bring forth abundantly in saying,

the earth, and multiply therein. 16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and 81 And God spake unto Noal, thy wife, and thy sons, and thy and to his sons with him, saying, sons' wives with thee.

9 And I, behold, I establish my 17 Bring forth with thee every covenant with you, and with your living thing that is with thee, of all seed after you; flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, 10 And with every living creaand of every creeping thing that ture that is with you, of the fowl, creepeth upon the earth;

that they of the cattle, and of every beast of may breed abundantly in the earth, I the earth with you, from all that

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

Noah's disgrace.

GENESIS,

The gener go out of the ark, to every beast of LORD God of Shem; and C: ihe earth.

shall be his servant. 11 And I will establish my cove- 27 God shall enlarge Jar nant with you; neither shall all and he shall dwell in the tei fiesh be cut off any more by the Shem; and Canaan shall i waters of a flood; neither shall servant. there any more be a flood to destroy 28 TT And Noah lived afte the earth.

flood three hundred and filly? 12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make were nine hundred and fifty y between me and you, and every and he died. living creature that is with you, for

CHAP. X. perpetual generations.

The Descendants of Noa. and it shall be for a token of a of the sons of ; S. covenant between me and the Ham, and Japheth: and unto 1 earth.

were sons born after the flood. 14 And it shall come to pass, 2. The sons of Japheth; Go when I bring, a cloud over the and Magog, and Madai, and earth, that the bow shall be seen in van, and Tubal, and Meshech, the cloud:

Tiras. 15 And I will remember my 3 And the sons of Gomer; covenant, which is between me kenaz, and Riphath, and To and you, and every living creature mah. of all flesh; and the waters shall 4 And the song of Javan; no more become a flood to destroy sha, and Tarshish, Kittim, all flesh.

Dodanim. 16 And the bow shall be in the 5 By these were the isles of cloud ; and I will look upon it, that Gentiles divided in their lan I may remember the everlasting every one after his tongue, a covenant between God and every their families, in their nations. living creature of all flesh that is 6. And the sons of Ham; Cu upon the earth.

and Mizraim, and Phut, and 17 And God said unto Noah, naan. This is the token of the covenant 7. And the sons of Cush; Sei which I have established between and Havilah, and Sabtah, and R: me and all flesh that is upon the mah, and Sabtecha; and the se earth.

of Raamah; Şheba, and Dedan. 18 I And the sons of Noah that 8 And Cush begat Nimrod : went forth of the ark, were Shem, began to be a mighty one in t and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham earth. is the father of Canaan.

9 He was a mighty hunter befo 19 These are the three sons of the LORD: wherefore it is sai Noah: and of them was the whole Even as Nimrod the mighty hunt earth overspread

before the LORD. 20 And Noah

began to be a hus- 10 And the beginning of his kin bandman, and he planted a vine- dom was Babel, and Erech, ar yard:

Accad, and Calneh, in the land 21 And he drank of the wine, Shinar. and was drunken; and he was un- 11 Out of that land went fort covered within his tent.

Asshur, and builded Nineveh, an 22 And Ham, the father of Ca- the city Rehoboth, and Calah, naan, saw the nakedness of his 12 And Resen between Nineve father, and told his two brethren and Calah: the same is a grea without

city. 23 And Shem and Japheth took 13 And Mizraim begat Ludim a garment, and laid it upon both and Anamim, and Lehabim, and their shoulders, and went back- Naphtuhim, ward, and covered the nakedness 14 And Pathrusim, and Caslu. of their

father: and their faces were him, (out of whom came Philistim,) backward, and they saw not their and Caphtorim. father's nakedness.

15 And Canaan begat Sidon his 24 And

Noah awoke from his first-born, and Heth, wine, and knew what his younger 16 And the Jebusite, and the son had done unto him.

Amorite, and the Girgasite, 25 And he said, Cursed be Ca- 17 And the Hivite, and the Arknaan; a servant of servants shall ite, and the Sinite, he be unto his brethren.

18 And the Arvadite, and the 26 And he said, Blessed be tho Zemarite, and the Hamathito: and

10

of Noah.

CHAP. XI.

Generations of Shem. afterward were the families of the scattered abroad upon the face of Canaanites spread abroad.

the whole earth. 19 And the border of the Ca- 5 And the LORD came down to naanites was from Sidon, as thou see the city and the tower, which comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as the children of men builded! thou goest unto Sodom and Go- 6 And the LORD said, Behold, morrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, the people is one, and they have ali even unto Lasha.

one language; and this they begin 20 These are the sons of Ham, to do: and now nothing will be reafter their families, after their strained from them, which they tongues, in their countries, and in have imagined to do. their nations.

7 Go to, let us go down, and there 27 Unto Shem also, the father confound their language, that they of all the children of Eber, the may not understand one another's brother of Japheth the elder, even speech. to him were children born.

8 So the LORD scattered them 22 The children of Shem; Elam, abroad from thence upon the face and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and of all the earth: and they left off Lud, and Aram.

to build the city. 23. And the children of Aram; 9 Therefore is the name of it Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and called Babel, because the LORD Mash.

did there confound the language of 24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; all the earth: and from thence did and Salah begat Eber.

the LORD scatter them abroad upon 25 And unto Eber were born the face of all the earth. two sons: the name of one was 10 | These are the generations Peleg, for in his days was the earth of Shem: Shem was a hundred divided; and his brother's name years old, and begat

Arphaxad two was Joktan.

years after the flood: 26 And Joktan begat Almodad, 11 And Shem lived after he beand Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, gat Arphaxad five hundred years, and Jerah,

and begat sons and daughters. 27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and 12 And Arphaxad lived five and Diklah,

thirty years, and begat Salah. * And Obal, and Abimael, and 13 And Arphaxad lived after Sheba,

he begat Salah four hundred and 29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and three years, and begat sons and Jobab: all these were the sons of daughters. Joktan.

14 And Salah lived thirty years, 30 And their dwelling was from and begat Eber: Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar, 15 And Salah lived after he begat a mount of the east.

Eber four hundred and three years, 31 These are the sons of Shem, and begat sons and daughters. after their families, after their 16 And Eber lived four and tongues, in their lands, after their thirty years, and begat Peleg: nations.

17 And Eber lived after he begat 32 These are the families of the Peleg four hundred and thirty years, sons of Noah, after their genera- and begat sons and daughters. tions, in their nations: and by these 18 And Peleg

lived thirty years, were the nations divided in the and begat Reu: earth after the flood.

19 And Peleg lived after he begat CHAP. XI.

Reu two hundred and nine years, The Confusion of Languages. and begat sons and daughters. AND the whole earth was of

20 And Reu lived two and thirty one language, and of one years, and begat Serug. speech.

21 And Reu lived after he be2 And it came to pass, as they gat Serug two hundred and seven journeyed from the east, that they years,

and begat sons anddaughters. found a plain in the land of Shinar,

22 And Serug
lived thirty

years, and they dwelt there.

and begat Nahor: 3 And they said one to another, 23 And Serug lived after he beGo to, let us make brick, and burn gat Nahor two hundred years, and them thoroughly. And they had begat sons and daughters. brick for stone, and slime had they A And Nahor lived nine and for mortar.

twenty years, and begat Terah. 4 And they said, Go to, let us 25 And Nahor lived after he bebuild us a city, and a tower, whose gat Terah a hundred and nine top may reach unto heaven; and teen years, and begat sons and let us make us a name, lest we be daughters.

11

me, but

Terah's descendants. GENESIS, Abram denies his wife.

26 And Terah lived seventy Beth-el, and pitched his tent, havyears, and begat Abram, Nahor, ing Beth-el on the west, and Hai and Haran.

on the east: and there he builded 27 1 Now these are the generations an altar unto the LORD, and called of Terah: Terah begat Abram, upon the name of the LORD. Nahor, and Haran: and Haran 9 And Abram journeyed, going begat Lot.

on still toward the south. 58 And Haran died before his 10 1 And there was a famine in father Terah in the land of his na- the land : and Abram went down tivity, in Ur of the Chaldees. into Egypt to sojourn there; for

29 And Abram and Nahor took the famine was grievous in the them wives: the name of Abram's land. wife was Sarai; and the name of 11 And it came to pass, when Nahor's wife Milcah, the daughter he was come near to enter into of Haran, the father of Milcah, and Egypt that he said unto Sarai the father of Iscah.

his wife, Behold now, I know that 30 But Sarai was barren; she thou art a fair woman to look had no child.

upon : 31 And Terah took Abram his 12 Therefore it shall come to son, and Lot the son of Haran, his pass, when the Egyptians shall see son's son, and Sarai his daughter-thee, that they shall say, This is in-law, his son Abram's wife; and his wife: and they will kill they went forth with

them from Ur they will save thee alive. of the Chaldees, to go into the land 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my of Canaan; and they came unto sister: that it may be well with Haran, and dwelt there.

me for thy sake; and my soul shall 32 And the days of Terah were live because of thee. two hundred and five years : and 14 1 And it came to pass, that Terah died in Haran.

when Abram was come into Egypt, CHAP. XII.

the Egyptians beheld the woman God calleth Abram. that she was very fair. NOW the LORD had said unto 15 The princes also of Pharaoh

Abram, Get thee out of thy saw her, and commended her becountry, and from thy kindred, and fore Pharaoh: and the woman was from thy father's house, unto a land taken into Pharaoh's house. that I will shew thee :

16 And he entreated Abram well 2 And I will make of thee a great for her sake: and he had sheep, nation, and I will bless thee, and and oxen, and he-asses, and men make thy name great; and thou servants, and maid-servants, and shalt be a blessing:

she-asses, and camels. 3 And I will bless them that bless 17 And the LORD plagued Phathee, and curse him that curseth raoh and his house with great thee: and in thee shall all families plagues because of Sarai, Abram's of the earth be blessed.

wife. 4 So. Abram departed, as the 18 And Pharaoh called Abram, LORD had spoken unto him, and and said, What is this that thou Lot went with hirn: and Abram hast done unto me? why didst was seventy and five years old thou not tell me that she was thy when he departed out of Haran. wife?

5 And Abram took Sarai his 19 Why saidst thou, She is my wife, and Lot his brother's son, sister ? so I might have taken her and all their substance that they to me to wife: now therefore behad gathered, and the souls that hold thy wife, take her, and go thy they had gotten in Haran; and they way. went forth to go into the land of 20 And Pharaoh commanded his Canaan; and into the land of Ca- men concerning him: and they sent naan they came.

him away, and his wife, and all 6 And Abram passed through that he had. the land unto the place of Sichem,

CHAP. XIII. unto the plain of Moreh. And Abram and Lot separate. faed. Canaanite was then in the A NED Abram want i supieront of

7 And the LORD appeared unto all that he had, and Lot with him, Abram, and said, Unto thy seed into the south. will I give this land and there 2 And Abram was very rich in builded he an altar

unto the LORD, cattle, in silver, and in gold. who appeared unto him.

3 And he went on his journeys 8 And he removed from thence from the south oven to Beth-el, unto a mountain on the east ofl unto the place where his tent had

12

« PreviousContinue »