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GENESIS.

Lot urged to fee. 3 And he pressed upon them great- unto his sons in law, which married ly; and they turned in unto him, his daughters, and said, Up, get you and entered into his house; and he out of this place; for the LORD will made them a feast, and did bake destroy this city. But he seemed unleavened bread, and they did eat. as one that mocked unto his sons in 4. But before they lay down, the law. men of the city, even the men of 15 And when the morning arose, Sodom, compassed the house round, then the angels hastened Lot, sayboth old and young, all the people ing, Arise, take thy wife, and thy from every quarter:

two daughters, which are here; lest 5 And they called unto Lot, and thou be consumed in the iniquity of said unto him, Where are the men the city. which came in to thee this night? 16 And while he lingered, the men bring them out unto us, that we laid hold upon his hand, and upon may know them.

the hand of his wife, and upon the 6 And Lot went out at the door hand of his two daughters; the LORD unto them, and shut the door after being merciful unto him: and they him,

brought him forth, and set him with7 And said, I pray you, brethren, out the city. do not so wickedly.

17 And it came to pass, when 8 Behold now, I have two daugh- they had brought them forth abroad, ters which have not known man; that he said, Escape for thy life, let me, I pray you, bring them out look not behind thee, neither stay unto you, and do ye to them as is thou in all the plain; escape to the good in your eyes: only unto these mountain, lest thou be consumed. men do nothing ; for therefore came 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, they under the shadow of my roof. not so, my lord : 9 And they said, Stand back. And 19 Behold now, thy servant hath they said again, This one fellow found grace in thy sight, and thou came in to sojourn, and he will hast magnified thy mercy, which needs be a judge: now will we thou hast shewed unto me in saving deal worse with thee, than with my life; and I cannot escape to the them. And they pressed sore upon mountain, lest some evil take me, the

man, even Lot, and came near and I die: to break the door.

20 Behold now, this city is near to 10 But the men put forth their fee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, band, and pulled Lot into the house let me escape thither, (is it not a to them, and shut to the door. little one ?) and my soul shall live.

11 And they smote the men that 21 And he said unto him, See, I were at the door of the house with have accepted thee concerning this blindness

, both small and great: so thing also, that I will not overthrow that they wearied themselves to this city, for the which thou hast find the door.

spoken. 12 And the men said unto Lot, 22 Haste thee, escape thither; for Hast thou here any besides ? son in I cannot do any thing till thou be law, and thy sons, and thy daugh- come thither. Therefore the name ters

, and whatsoever thou hast in of the city was called Zoar. the city

, bring them out of this 23q The sun was risen upon the place:

earth when Lot entered into Zoar. 13 For we will destroy this place, 24 Then the Lord rained upon because the cry of them is waxen Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimgreat before the face of the LORD; stone and fire from the LORD out of and the Lord hath sent us to de- heaven; stroy it.

25 And he overthrew those cities, 14 And Lot went out, and spake and all the plain, and all the inhab

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Lot leaveth Zoar.

GENESIS.

Abraham at Gerar itants of the cities, and that which and called his name Moab: the same grew upon the ground.

is the father of the Moabites unto 26 But his wife looked back from this day. behind him, and she became a pillar 38 And the younger, she also bare of salt.

a son, and called his name Ben-am27 [ And Abraham gat up early mi: the same is the father of the in the morning to the place where children of Ammon unto this day. he stood before the LORD :

CHAPTER XX. 28 And he looked toward Sodom Abraham sojourneth at Gerar, 2 and denieth his and Gomorrah, and toward all the yise. 3 Abimelech taking her is re proved in a land of the plain, and beheld, and,

dream. 9 He rebuketh Abraham, 14 restorelh

Sarah, 16 and reproveth her. 17 At the interces lo, the smoke of the country went sion of Abraham, he is healed. up as the smoke of a furnace.

thence toward the south coundestroyed the cities of the plain, try, and dwelt between Kadesh and that God remembered Abraham, and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. sent Lot out of the midst of the over 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his throw, when he overthrew the cit- wife, She is my sister: and Abimeies in the which Lot dwelt.

lech king of Gerar sent, and took 30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, Sarah. and dwelt in the mountain, and his 3 But God came to Abimelech in two daughters with him ; for he a dream by night, and said to him, feared to dwell in Zoar: and he Behold, thou art but a dead man, dwelt in a cave, he and his two for the woman which thou hast daughters.

taken ; for she is a man's wife. 31 And the firstborn said unto the 4 But Abimelech had not come younger, Our father is old, and there near her: and he said, Lord, wilt is not a man in the earth to come thou slay also a righteous nation? in unto us after the manner of all 5 Said he not unto me, She is my the earth :

sister ? and she, even she herself 32 Come, let us make our father said, He is my brother: in the indrink wine, and we will lie with tegrity of my heart and innocency him, that we may preserve seed of of my hands have I done this. our father.

6 And God said unto him in a 33 And they made their father dream, Yea, I know that thou didst drink wine that night: and the first this in the integrity of thy heart; born went in, and lay with her fa- for I also withheld thee from sinther; and he perceived not when ning against me: therefore suffered she lay down, nor when she arose. I thee not to touch her.

34 And it came to pass on the 7 Now therefore restore the man morrow, that the firstborn said unto his wife; for he is a prophet, and the younger, Behold, I lay yester- he shall pray for thee, and thou night with my father: let us make shalt live: and if thou restore her him drink wine this night also; not, know thou that thou shalt sureand go thou in, and lie with him, ly die, thou, and all that are thine. that we may preserve seed of our 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early father.

in the morning, and called all his 35 And they made their father servants, and told all these things drink wine that night also: and the in their ears: and the men were younger arose, and lay with him ; sore afraid. and he perceived not when she lay 9 Then Abimelech called Abradown, nor when she arose.

ham, and said unto him, What hast 36 Thus were both the daughters thou done unto us? and what have of Lot with child by their father. I offended thee, that thou hast 37 And the firstborn bare a son, brought on me and on my kingdom

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The birth of Isaac. a great sin? thou hast done deeds 3 And Abraham called the name unto me that ought not to be done. of his son that was born unto him,

10 And Abimelech said unto Abra- whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. ham, What sawest thou, that thou 4 And Abraham circumcised his hast done this thing?

son Isaac being eight days old, as 11 And Abraham said, Because I God had commanded him. thought, Surely the fear of God is 5 And Abraham was a hundred not in this place; and they will slay years old, when his son Isaac was me for my wife's sake.

born unto him. 12 And yet indeed she is my

sis 6 And Sarah said, God hath ter; she is the daughter of my fa- made me to laugh, so that all that ther, but not the daughter of my hear will laugh with me. mother; and she became my wife. 7 And she said, Who would have 13 And it came to pass, when God said unto Abraham, that Sarah caused me to wander from my fa- should have given children suck? ther's house, that I said unto her, for I have borne him a son in his This is thy kindness which thou old age. shalt shew unto me ; at every place 8 And the child grew, and was whither we shall come, say of me, weaned : and Abraham made a He is my brother.

great feast the same day that Isaac 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and was weaned. axen, and menservants, and women 9 And Sarah saw the son of servants, and gave them unto Abra- Hagar the Egyptian, which she had ham, and restored him Sarah his borne unto Abraham, mocking. wife.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abra15 And Abimelech said, Behold, ham, Cast out this bondwoman and my land is before thee: dwell where her son: for the son of this bondwoit pleaseth thee.

man shall not be heir with my son, 16 And unto Sarah he said, Be- even with Isaac. hold, I have given thy brother a

11 And the thing was very grievthousand pieces of silver: behold, ous in Abraham's sight because of he is to thee a covering of the eyes, his son. unto all that are with thee, and

12 And God said unto Abraham, with all other: thus she was re- Let it not be grievous in thy sight proved.

because of the lad, and because of 17 ? So Abraham prayed unto thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah God: and God healed Abimelech, hath said unto thee, hearken unto and his wife

, and his maidservants; her voice; for in Isaac shall thy and they bare children.

seed be called. 18 For the Lord had fast closed 13 And also of the son of the bondup all the wombs of the house of woman will I make a nation, beAbimelech , because of Sarah, Abra- cause he is thy seed.

14 And Abraham rose up early in CHAPTER XXI.

the morning, and took bread, and a Isage is born, 4 He is circumcised. 6 Sarah's

bottle of water, and gave it unto joy. 9 Hagar and Ishmael are cast forth. 15 Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, Hagar in distress. 17 An angel comforteth and the child, and sent her away: ber. 22 Abimelech's covenant with Abraham at Beer-sheba.

and she departed, and wandered in AND the Lord visited Sarah as the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

15 And the water was spent in the unto Sarah as he had spoken. bottle, and she cast the child under 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare one of the shrubs. Abraham a sou in his old age, at 16 And she went, and sat her down the set time of which God had spo- over against him a good way off, as ken to him.

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Hagar comforted.

GENESIS.

Abraham orderei me not see the death of the child. | ewe lambs shalt thou take of my And she sat over against him, and hand, that they may be a witness lifted up her voice, and wept. unto me, that I have digged this

17 And God heard the voice of well. the lad; and the angel of God call 31 Wherefore he called that place ed to Hagar out of heaven, and said Beer-sheba ; because there they unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? sware both of them. fear not; for God hath heard the 32 Thus they made a covenant at voice of the lad where he is. Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up,

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold and Phichol the chief captain of his him in thine hand; for I will make host, and they returned into the him a great nation.

land of the Philistines. 19 And God opened her eyes, and 33 And Abraham planted a grove she saw a well of water; and she in Beer-sheba, and called there on went, and filled the bottle with wa- the name of the LORD, the everlastter, and gave the lad drink. ing God.

20 And God was with the lad; 34 And Abraham sojourned in the and he grew, and dwelt in the wil. Philistines' land many days. derness, and became an archer. 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness

CHAPTER XXII. of Paran : and his mother took him Abraham commanded to offer Isaac. 3 He giveth

proof of his faith and obedience. Il The Angel a wife out of the land of Egypt. stayeth him. 13 A ram is sacrificed instead of 22 | And it came to pass at that

Isaac, 14 The place is called Jehovah-jireh. 13

Abraham is blessed again. 20 The children time, that Abimelech and Phichol of Nahor, the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with things, that God did tempt thee in all that thou doest:

Abraham, and said unto him, Abra23 Now therefore swear unto me ham: and he said, Behold, here I am. here by God, that thou wilt not deal 2 And he said, Take now thy son, falsely with me, nor with my son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou nor with my son's son: but accord- lovest, and get thee into the land of ing to the kindness that I have done Moriah ; and offer him there for a unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, burnt offering upon one of the and to the land wherein thou hast mountains which I will tell thee of. sojourned.

3 [ And Abraham rose up early 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. in the morning, and saddled his ass, 25 And Abraham reproved Abim- and took two of his young men with elech because of a well of water, him, and Isaac his son, and clave which Abimelech's servants had vio- the wood for the burnt offering, and lently taken away.

rose up, and went unto the place of 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not which God had told him. who hath done this thing: neither 4 Then on the third day Abraham didst thou tell me, neither yet heard lifted up his eyes, and saw the place I of it, but to day.

afar off. 27 And Abraham took sheep and 5 And Abraham said unto his oxen, and gave them unto Abime- young men, Abide ye here with the lech; and both of them made a ass; and I and the lad will go yonder covenant.

and worship, and come again to you. 28 And Abraham set seven ewe 6 And Abraham took the wood of lambs of the flock by themselves. the burnt offering, and laid it upon

29 And Abimelech said unto Abra- Isaac his son; and he took the fire ham, What mean these seven ewe in his hand, and a knife; and they lambs which thou hast set by them. went both of them together. selves?

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham 30 And he said, For these seven his father, and said, My father: and

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to offer up Isaac. GENESIS

Death of Sarah. he said, Here am I, my son.

And 19 So Abraham returned unto his he said, Behold the fire and the young men, and they rose up and wood: but where is the lamb for a went together to Beer-sheba; and burnt offering?

Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba. 8 And Abraham said, My son, God 20 T And it came to pass after will provide himself a lamb for a these things, that it was told Abraburnt offering: so they went both ham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she of them together.

hath also borne children unto thy 9 And they came to the place which brother Nahor; God had told him of; and Abraham 21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his built an altar there, and laid the brother, and Kemuel the father of wood in order, and bound Isaac his Aram, son, and laid him on the altar upon 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pilthe wood.

dash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 10 And Abraham stretched forth 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: his hand, and took the knife to slay these eight Milcah did bear to Na

hor, Abraham's brother. 11 And the Angel of the LORD 24 And his concubine, whose name called unto him out of heaven, and was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, said, Abraham, Abraham: and he and Gaham, and Thahash, and said, Here am I.

Maachah. 12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou

CHAPTER XXIII. any thing unto him : for now I know the age and death of Sarah. 3 The purchase of that thou fearest God, seeing thou

Machpelah, 19 where Sarah was buried.

his son.

bali na maithheld thy son, thine A Nev Saraha was eat hundred and

only son from me.

twenty years old : 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, these were the years of the life of and looked, and behold behind him Sarah. a ram caught in a thicket by his

2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba ; horns: and Abraham went and took the same is Hebron in the land of the ram, and offered him up for a Canaan: and Abraham came to burnt offering in the stead of his mourn for Sarah, and to weep for son.

her. 14 And Abraham called the name 3 And Abraham stood up from af that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is before his dead, and spake unto the said to this day, In the mount of the sons of Heth, saying, Lord it shall be seen.

4 I am a stranger and a sojourner 15 And the Angel of the Lord with you: give me a possession of a called unto Abraham out of heaven buryingplace with you, that I may the second time,

bury my dead out of my sight. 16 And said, By myself have I 5 And the children of Heth answersworn, saith the LORD, for because ed Abraham, saying unto him, thou hast done this thing, and hast 6 Hear us, my lord : thou art a not withheld thy son, thine only son, mighty prince among us: in the 17 That in blessing I will bless choice of our sepulchres bury thy thee, and in multiplying I will mul- dead; none of us shall withhold tiply thy seed as the stars of the from thee his sepulchre, but that heaven, and as the sand which is thou mayest bury thy dead. upon the sea shore; and thy seed 7 And Abraham stood up, and bowshall possess the gate of his ene- ed himself to the people of the land, mies:

even to the children of Heth, 18 And in thy seed shall all the 8 And he communed with them, nations of the earth be blessed; be- saying, If it be your mind that I cause thou hast obeyed my voice. should bury my dead out of my

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