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Battle of the kings. GENESIS

Abram rescueth Lot. 2 That these made war with Bera 14 And when Abram heard that king of Sodom, and with Birsha his brother was taken captive, he king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of armed his trained servants, born in Admah, and Shemeber king of Ze- his own house, three hundred and boiim, and the king of Bela, which eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan. is Zoar.

15 And he divided himself against 3 All these were joined together them, he and his servants, by night, in the vale of Siddim, which is the and smote them, and pursued them salt sea.

unto Hobah, which is on the left 4 Twelve years they served Ched- hand of Damascus. orlaomer, and in the thirteenth year 16 And he brought back all the they rebelled.

goods, and also brought again his 5 And in the fourteenth year came brother Lot, and his goods, and the Chedorlaomer, and the kings that women also, and the people. were with him, and smote the Reph- 17 And the king of Sodom went aim in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the out to meet him, after his return from Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and Shaveh Kiriathaim,

of the kings that were with him, at 6 And the Horites in their mount the valley of Shaveh, which is the Seir, unto El-paran, which is by king's dale. the wilderness.

| 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem 7 And they returned, and came to brought forth bread and wine: and En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and he was the priest of the most high smote all the country of the Ama- God. lekites, and also the Amorites, that 19 And he blessed him, and said, dwelt in Hazezon-tamar.

Blessed be Abram of the most high 8 And there went out the king of God, possessor of heaven and carth: Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, 20 And blessed be the most high and the king of Admah, and the God, which hath delivered thine enking of Zebojim, and the king of emies into thy hand. And he gave Bela, the same is Zoar; and they him tithes of all. joined battle with them in the vale 21 And the king of Sodom said of Siddim;

unto Abram, Give me the persons, 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of and take the goods to thyself. Elam, and with Tidal king of na- | 22 And Abram said to the king of tions, and Amraphel king of Shinar, Sodom, I have lifted up mine hand and Arioch king of Ellasar; four unto the Lord, the most high God, kings with five.

the possessor of heaven and earth, 10 And the vale of Siddim was 23 That I will not take from a full of slimepits; and the kings of thread even to a shoelatchet, and Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell that I will not take any thing that there; and they that remained fled | is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I to the mountain.

have made Abram rich: 11 And they took all the goods of 24 Save only that which the young Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their men have eaten, and the portion of victuals, and went their way. the men which went with me, Aner,

12 And they took Lot, Abram's Eshcol, and Mamre ; let them take brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, their portion. and his goods, and departed.

CHAPTER XV. 13 | And there came one that had

God encourageth Abram. 2 Abram complaineth escaped, and told Abram the He

for want of an heir. 4 God promiseth him a son,

and a numerous seed, 6 Abram is justified by brew; for he dwelt in the plain of

failh. 7 Canaan is promised again, and conMamre the Amorite, brother of Esh firmed by a sign, and a vision. col, and brother of Aner: and these AFTER these things the word of were confederate with Abram. | the LORD came unto Abram in

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Elam, and with Tidal king of na- ) 22 And Abram said to the king of tions, and Amraphel king of Shinar, Sodom, I have lifted up mine han and Arioch king of Ellasar; four / unto the Lord, the most high God kings with five.

the possessor of heaven and earth, 10 And the vale of Siddim was 23 That I will not take from full of slimepits; and the kings of thread even to a shoelatchet, and Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell that I will not take any thing that there ; and they that remained filed is thine, lest thou shouldest saf, ! to the mountain.

have made Abram rich: 11 And they took all the goods of 24 Save only that which the young Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their men have eaten, and the portion of victuals, and went their way. the men which went with me, Aner,

12 And they took Lot, Abram's Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, their portion. and his goods, and departed.

CHAPTER XV. 13 And there came one that had God encourageth Abram. 2 Abram concert escaped, and told Abram the He- for want of an heir. 4 God promiseth limest brew; for he dwelt in the plain of

1 failk7 Canaan is promised again, and a Mamre the Amorite, brother of Esh- / firmed by a sign, and a vision. col, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

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The birth of Ishmael. GENESIS. Abram's name changed. Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled 4 As for me, behold, my covenant des from her face.

is with thee, and thou shalt be a se 7 T And the angel of the LORD | father of many nations. found her by a fountain of water in 5 Neither shall thy name any more. the wilderness, by the fountain in | be called Abram, but thy name shall the way to Shur.

be Abraham ; for a father of many 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, nations have I made thee. whence camest thou ? and whither 6 And I will make theo exceeding wilt thou go? And she said, I flee fruitful, and I will make nations of from the face of my mistress Sarai. thee, and kings shall come out of

9 And the angel of the LORD said thee. unto her, Return to thy mistress, 7 And I will establish my covenant and submit thyself under her hands. between me and thee and thy secd

10 And the angel of the LORD said after thee in their generations, for an unto her, I will multiply thy seed everlasting covenant, to be a God exceedingly, that it shall not be unto thee and to thy seed after thee. numbered for multitude.

8 And I will give unto thee, and to 11 And the angel of the LORD said thy seed after thee, the land whereunto her, Behold, thou art with child, in thou art a stranger, all the land and shalt bear a son, and shalt call of Canaan, for an everlasting poshis name Ishmael; because the LORD session; and I will be their God. hath heard thy affliction.

9 And God said unto Abraham, 12 And he will be a wild man; his Thou shalt keep my covenant therehand will be against every man, and fore, thou, and thy seed after thee in every man's hand against him : and their generations. he shall dwell in the presence of all 10 This is my covenant, which ye his brethren.

shall keep, between me and you and 13 And she called the name of the thy seed after thee; Every man child LORD that spake unto her, Thou God among you shall be circumcised. seest me: for she said, Have I also 11 And ye shall circumcise the here looked after him that seeth me? | flesh of your foreskin; and it shall

14 Wherefore the well was called be a token of the covenant betwixt Beer-lahai-roi : behold, it is between me and you. Kadesh and Bered.

12 And he that is eight days old 15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: shall be circumcised among you, evand Abram called his son's name, ery man child in your generations, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. he that is born in the house, or

16 And Abram was fourscore and bought with money of any stranger, six years old, when Hagar bare Ish which is not of thy seed. mael to Abram.

13 He that is born in thy house, CHAPTER XVII.

and he that is bought with thy monGod reneweth his covenant. 5 The name of Abram

| ey, must needs be circumcised : and a greater bles

my covenant shall be in your flesh cumcision is instituted. 15 The name of Sarai

mai for an everlasting covenant. is changed. 16 A son is promised to her. 23 Abraham and his household are circumcised. 14 And the uncircumcised man AND when Abram was ninety child whose flesh of his foreskin is A years old and nine, the LORD not circumcised, that soul shall be appeared to Abram, and said unto cut off from his people; he hath him, I am the Almighty God; walk broken my covenant. before me, and be thou perfect. 15 And God said unto Abraham,

2 And I will make my covenant As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not between me and thee, and will mul- call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall tiply thee exceedingly.

her naine be. 3 And Abram fell on his face: 16 And I will bless her, and give and God talked with him, saying, thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless

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16 And Abram was fourscore and bought with money of any stranger six years old, when Hagar bare Ish- which is not of thy seed. mael to Abram.

13 He that is born in thy house, CHAPTER XVII.

and he that is bought with thy mot God reneweth his covenant. 5 The name of Abramy

ey, must needs be circumcised: and is changed in token of a greater blessing. 10 Cir- my covenant shall be in your lish cumcision is instituted. 15 The name of Sarai for an everlasting covenant. is changed. 16 A son is promised to her. 23 Abraham and his household are circumcised. 14 And the uncircumcised man AND when Abram was ninety child whose flesh of his foreskin 15 A years old and nine, the LORD not circumcised, that soul shall be appeared to Abram, and said unto cut off from his people; he hata him, I am the Almighty God; walk broken my covenant. before me, and be thou perfect. 15 And God said unto Abraham,

2 And I will make my covenant As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt nor between me and thee, and will mul- call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall tiply thee exceedingly.

her name be. 3 And Abram fell on his face: 16 And I will bless her, and give and God talked with him, saying, thee a son also of her: yea, lwille

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Abraham intercedeth GENESIS for the men of Sodom
LORD? At the time appointed 1 city, then I will spare all the place
will return unto thee, according to for their sakes.
the time of life, and Sarah shall 27 And Abraham answered and
have a son.

said, Behold now, I have taken up-
15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I on me to speak unto the Lord, which
laughed not; for she was afraid. am but dust and ashes:
And he said, Nay; but thou didst 28 Peradventure there shall lack
laugh.

five of the fifty righteous : wilt thou 16 And the men rose up from destroy all the city for lack of five ? thence, and looked toward Sodom: And he said, If I find there forty and and Abraham went with them to five, I will not destroy it. bring them on the way.

29 And he spake unto him yet 17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide again, and said, Peradventure there from Abraham that thing which I shall be forty found there. And he do;

said, I will not do it for forty's sake. 18 Seeing that Abraham shall sure- 30 And he said unto him, Oh let ly become a great and mighty na- not the Lord be angry, and I will tion, and all the nations of the earth speak: Peradventure there shall shall be blessed in him ?

thirty be found there. And he said, 19 For I know him, that he will I will not do it, if I find thirty there. command his children and his house- 31 And he said, Behold now, I have hold after him, and they shall keep taken upon me to speak unto the the way of the LORD, to do justice Lord : Peradventure there shall be and judgment; that the Lord may | twenty found there. And he said, I bring upon Abraham that which he will not destroy it for twenty's hath spoken of him.

sake. 20 And the LORD said, Because 32 And he said, Oh let not the the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is Lord be angry, and I will speak yet great, and because their sin is very but this once: Peradventure ten grievous,

shall be found there. And he said, 21 I will go down now, and see I will not destroy it for ten's sake. whether they have done altogether 33 And the LORD went his way, as according to the cry of it, which is soon as he had left communing with come unto me; and if not, I will Abraham: and Abraham returned know.

unto his place. 22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sod

CHAPTER XIX. om : but Abraham stood yet before Lot entertaineth two angels. 4 The Sodomiles are

stricken with blindness. 12 Lot is commanded the Lord.

lo Nee for safety to the mountain. 18 He is per. 23 T And Abraham drew near, mitted to go into Zoar. 24 Sodom and Gomor

rah are destroyed. 26 Lot's wife becometh a pil. and said, Wilt thou also destroy the ||

lar of salt. 30 Lot drcelleth in a cave. 31 The righteous with the wicked ?

origin of Moab and Ammon. 24 Peradventure there be fifty AND there came two angels to righteous within the city: wilt thou A Sodom at even; and Lot sat in also destroy and not spare the the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing place for the fifty righteous that are them rose up to meet them; and therein ?

he bowed himself with his face to25 That be far from thee to do af ward the ground; ter this manner, to slay the right- 2 And he said, Behold now, my eous with the wicked; and that the lords, turn in, I pray you, into your righteous should be as the wicked, servant's house, and tarry all night, that be far from thee. Shall not and wash your feet, and ye shall the Judge of all the earth do right? rise up early, and go on your ways.

26 And the LORD said, If I find in And they said, Nay; but we will Sodom fifty righteous within the l abide in the street all night.

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