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Abraham sendeth sight, hear me, and entreat for me the same is Hebron in the land of to Ephron the son of Zohar,

Canaan. 9 That he may give me the cave of 20 And the field, and the cave that Machpelah, which he hath, which is is therein, were made sure unto in the end of his field; for as much Abraham for a possession of a burymoney as it is worth he shall give it ingplace by the sons of Heth. me for a possession of a burying

CHAPTER XXIV. place amongst you.

Abraham sendeth his servant to get a wife for his 10 And Ephron dwelt among the son Isaac. 15 His meeting with Rebekah at the children of Heth: and Ephron the

well. 29 Laban entertaineth him. 34 The sero

ant telleth his errand, 50 and obtaineth Rebekah. Hittite answered Abraham in the 62 Isaac meeteth her. audience of the children of Heth, AND Abraham was old, and well even of all that went in at the gate A stricken in age: and the Lord of his city, saying,

had blessed Abraham in all things. 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the 2 And Abraham said unto his eldfield give I thee, and the cave that est servant of his house, that ruled is therein, I give it thee; in the over all that he had, Put, I pray presence of the sons of my people thee, thy hand under my thigh: give I it thee: bury thy dead. | 3 And I will make thee swear by

12 And Abraham bowed down the LORD, the God of heaven, and himself before the people of the the God of the earth, that thou shalt land.

not take a wife unto my son of the 13 And he spake unto Ephron in daughters of the Canaanites, among the audience of the people of the whom I dwell : land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, 4 But thou shalt go unto my counI pray thee, hear me: I will give try, and to my kindred, and take a thee money for the field ; take it of wife unto my son Isaac. me, and I will bury my dead there. | 5 And the servant said unto him,

14 And Ephron answered Abra- Peradventure the woman will not ham, saying unto him,

l be willing to follow me unto this 15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land: must I needs bring thy son land is worth four hundred shekels again unto the land from whence of silver; what is that betwixt me thou camest? and thee? bury therefore thy dead. 6 And Abraham said unto him,

16 And Abraham hearkened unto Beware thou that thou bring not Ephron; and Abraham weighed to my son thither again. Ephron the silver, which he had | 1 The LORD God of heaven, which named in the audience of the sons took me from my father's house, of Heth, four hundred shekels of and from the land of my kindred, silver, current money with the mer- and which spake unto me, and that chant.

sware unto me, saying, Unto thy 17 And the field of Ephron, which seed will I give this land; he shall was in Machpelah, which was be- send his angel before thee, and thou fore Mamre, the field, and the cave shalt take a wife unto my son from which was therein, and all the trees thence. that were in the field, that were in 8 And if the woman will not be all the borders round about, were willing to follow thee, then thou made sure

shalt be clear from this my oath: 18 Unto Abraham for a possession only bring not my son thither again. in the presence of the children of 9 And the servant put his hand Heth, before all that went in at the under the thigh of Abraham his gate of his city.

master, and sware to him concern19 And after this, Abraham buried ing that matter. Sarah his wife in the cave of the 10 And the servant took ten field of Machpelah before Mamre: camels of the camels of his master,

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a wife for Isaac. and departed; for all the goods of held his peace, to wit whether the his master were in his hand : and ( LORD had made his journey prosperhe arose, and went to Mesopotamia, ous or not. unto the city of Nahor.

22 And it came to pass, as the 11 And he made his camels to kneel | camels had done drinking, that the down without the city by a well of man took a golden earring of half a water at the time of the evening, shekel weight, and two bracelets for even the time that women go out to her hands of ten shekels weight of draw water.

gold; 12 And he said, O LORD God of my 23 And said, Whose daughter art master Abraham, I pray thee, send thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there me good speed this day, and shew room in thy father's house for us to kindness unto my master Abra- lodge in? ham.

24 And she said unto him, I am the 13 Behold, I stand here by the well daughter of Bethuel the son of Milof water; and the daughters of the cah, which she bare unto Nahor. men of the city come out to draw 25 She said moreover unto him, water:

We have both straw and provender 14 And let it come to pass, that enough, and room to lodge in. the damsel to whom I shall say, Let 26 And the man bowed down his down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that head, and worshipped the LORD. I may drink; and she shall say, 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD Drink, and I will give thy camels God of my master Abraham, who drink also: let the same be she that hath not left destitute my master of thou hast appointed for thy servant his mercy and his truth : I being in Isaac; and thereby shall I know that the way, the LORD led me to the thou hast shewed kindness unto my house of my master's brethren. master.

28 And the damsel ran, and told 15. And it came to pass, before them of her mother's house these he had done speaking, that, behold, I things. Rebekah came out, who was born 29 s And Rebekah had a brother, to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife and his name was Laban: and Laof Nahor, Abraham's brother, with ban ran out unto the man, unto the her pitcher upon ber shoulder. well.

16 And the damsel was very fair 30 And it came to pass, when he to look upon, a virgin, neither had saw the earring, and bracelets upon any man known her: and she went his sister's hands, and when he heard down to the well, and filled her the words of Rebekah his sister, saypitcher, and came up.

ing, Thus spake the man unto me, 17 And the servant ran to meet that he came unto the man; and, her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, behold, he stood by the camels at drink a little water of thy pitcher. the well.

18 And she said, Drink, my lord: 31 And he said, Come in, thou and she hasted, and let down her blessed of the LORD ; wherefore pitcher upon her hand, and gave standest thou without ? for I have bim drink.

prepared the house, and room for the 19 And when she had done giving camels. him drink, she said, I will draw wa 32 And the man came into the ter for thy camels also, until they house: and he ungirded his camels. have done drinking.

and gave straw and provender for 20 And she hasted, and emptied the camels, and water to wash his her pitcher into the trough, and ran feet, and the men's feet that were again unto the well to draw water, with him. and drew for all his camels. 33 And there was set meat before 21 And the man wondering at her him to eat: but he said, I will not

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The servant's statement. GENESIS. He obtaineth Rebekah. eat, until I have told mine errand. I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray And he said, Speak on.

thée. 34 And he said, I am Abraham's 46 And she made haste, and let servant.

down her pitcher from her shoul35 And the LORD hath blessed my der, and said, Drink, and I will give master greatly, and he is become thy camels drink also : so I drank, great: and he hath given him flocks, and she made the camels drink and herds, and silver, and gold, and also. menservants, and maidservants, and 47 And I asked her, and said, camels, and asses.

Whose daughter art thou? And 36 And Sarah my master's wife she said, The daughter of Bethuel, bare a son to my master when she Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare was old: and unto him hath he given unto him: and I put the earring all that he hath.

upon her face, and the bracelets 37 And my master made me swear, upon her hands. saying, Thou shalt not take a wife 48 And I bowed down my head, and to my son of the daughters of the worshipped the LORD, and blessed Canaanites, in whose land I dwell: the LORD God of my master Abra

38 But thou shalt go unto my fa- ham, which had led me in the right ther's house, and to my kindred, and way to take my master's brother's take a wife unto my son.

daughter unto his son. 39 And I said unto my master, Per- 49 And now, if ye will deal kindly adventure the woman will not fol- and truly with my master, tell me: low me.

and if not, tell me, that I may turn 40 And he said unto me, The LORD, to the right hand, or to the left. before whom I walk, will send his | 50 Then Laban and Bethuel an. angel with thee, and prosper thy swered and said, The thing proceedway; and thou shalt take a wife eth from the LORD: we cannot speak for my son of my kindred, and of my unto thee bad or good. father's house:

51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee; 41 Then shalt thou be clear from take her, and go, and let her be thy this my oath, when thou comest to master's son's wife, as the LORD my kindred ; and if they give not hath spoken. thee one, thou shalt be clear from 52 And it came to pass, that, when my oath.

Abraham's servant heard their 42 And I came this day unto the words, he worshipped the LORD, well, and said, O LORD God of my bowing himself to the earth. master Abraham, if now thou do 53 And the servant brought forth prosper my way which I go: jewels of silver, and jewels of gold,

43 Behold, I stand by the well of and raiment, and gave them to Rewater; and it shall come to pass, bekah: he gave also to her brother that when the virgin cometh forth and to her mother precious things. to draw water, and I say to her, | 54 And they did eat and drink, he Give me, I pray thee, a little water and the men that were with him, and of thy pitcher to drink;

tarried all night; and they rose up 44 And she say to me, Both drink in the morning, and he said, Send thou, and I will also draw for thy me away unto my master. camels: let the same be the woman 55 And her brother and her mothwhom the Lord hath appointed out er said, Let the damsel abide with for my master's son.

us a few days, at the least ten; af: 45 And before I had done speak- ter that she shall go. ing in mine heart, behold, Rebekah 56 And he said unto them, Hinder came forth with her pitcher on her me not, seeing the Lord hath prosshoulder; and she went down un- pered my way; send me away that to the well, and drew water: and I ! I may go to my master.

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Isaac meeteth Rebekah. GENESIS. The death of Abraham. 57 And they said, We will call the were Asshurim, and Letushim, and damsel, and inquire at her mouth. Leummim.

58 And they called Rebekah, and 4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, said unto her, Wilt thou go with this and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abiman? And she said, I will go. dah, and Eldaah. All these were 59 And they sent away Rebekah the children of Keturah. their sister, and her nurse, and Abra- | 5 9 And Abraham gave all that ham's servant, and his men. he had unto Isaac. 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and 6 But unto the sons of the concusaid unto her, Thou art our sister ; be bines, which Abraham had, Abrathou the mother of thousands of mil ham gave gifts, and sent them lions, and let thy seed possess the away from Isaac his son, while he gate of those which hate them. yet lived, eastward, unto the east 61 And Rebekah arose, and her country. damsels, and they rode upon the 7 And these are the days of the camels, and followed the man: and years of Abraham's life which he the servant took Rebekah, and went lived, a hundred threescore and fifhis way.

teen years. 62 And Isaac came from the way 8 Then Abraham gave up the of the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt ghost, and died in a good old age, in the south country.

an old man, and full of years ; and 63 And Isaac went out to meditate was gathered to his people. in the field at the eventide: and he 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, be- buried him in the cave of Machpehold, the camels were coming.

| lah, in the field of Ephron the son 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, of Zohar the Hittite, which is beand when she saw Isaac, she light-fore Mamre; ed off the camel.

10 The field which Abraham pur65 For she had said unto the serv- chased of the sons of Heth: there ant, What man is this that walketh was Abraham buried, and Sarah in the field to meet us? And the his wife. servant had said, It is my master: 11 And it came to pass after the therefore she took a vail, and cov- death of Abraham, that God blessed ered herself.

his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by 66 And the servant told Isaac all the well Lahai-roi. things that he had done.

12 T Now these are the genera67 And Isaac brought her into his tions of Ishmael, Abraham's son, mother Sarah's tent, and took Re- whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's bekah, and she became his wife ; / handmaid, bare unto Abraham: and he loved her: and Isaac was 13 And these are the names of the comforted after his mother's death. sons of Ishmael, by their names, ac

cording to their generations: the CHAPTER XXV. firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and The sons of Abrakam by Keturah. 5 The division Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, of his goods. 7 His age and death. 9 His burial. 12 The generations of Ishmael. 17 His age

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and and death, 21 Isaac prayeth for Rebekah. 24 Massa, The birth of Esan and Jacob. 27 Their dif. ference of character. 29 Esan selleth his birth. I 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur. Na. right.

phish, and Kedemah: THEN again Abraham took a wife, 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, I and her name was Keturah. and these are their names, by their 2 And she bare him Zimran, and towns, and by their castles; twelve Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, princes according to their nations, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

| 17 And these are the years of the 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirDedan. And the sons of Dedan (ty and seven years : and he gave up

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He goeth to Gerar. the ghost and died, and was gather- 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this ed unto his people.

day thy birthright. 18 And they dwelt from Havilah 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as the point to die: and what profit thou goest toward Assyria : and he shall this birthright do to me? died in the presence of all his breth- 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me ren.

this day; and he sware unto him: 19 And these are the genera- and he sold his birthright unto Jations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abra-cob. ham begat Isaac:

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread 20 And Isaac was forty years old and pottage of lentiles; and he did when he took Rebekah to wife, the eat and drink, and rose up, and went daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of his way. Thus Esau despised his Padan-aram, the sister to Laban birthright. the Syrian. 21 And Isaac entreated the LORD

CHAPTER XXVI.

Isaac because of famine goeth to Gerar. 2 God for his wife, because she was barren:

instructeth and blesseth him. 7 He is reproved and the LORD was entreated of him, by Abimelech for denying his wife. 12 He gror

elh rich. 18 He diggeth the tells Esek, Sitnah, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

and Rehoboth. 26 Abimelech maketh a covenant 22 And the children struggled to with him at Beer-sheba. 34 Esau's wives. gether within her; and she said, If AND there was a famine in the it be so, why am I thus? And she A land, beside the first famine went to inquire of the LORD. that was in the days of Abraham.

23 And the LORD said unto her, And Isaac went unto Abimelech Two nations are in thy womb, and king of the Philistines unto Gerar. two manner of people shall be sepa- 2 And the LORD appeared unto rated from thy bowels; and the one him, and said, Go not down into people shall be stronger than the Egypt; dwell in the land which I other people ; and the elder shall shall tell thee of. serve the younger.

| 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will 24 And when her days to be de- be with thee, and will bless thee; livered were fulfilled, behold, there for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I were twins in her womb.

will give all these countries, and I 25 And the first came out red, all will perform the oath which I sware over like a hairy garment; and they unto Abraham thy father; called his name Esau.

| 4 And I will make thy seed to 26 And after that came his broth- multiply as the stars of heaven, and er out, and his hand took hold on will give unto thy seed all these Esau's heel; and his name was call- countries; and in thy seed shall all ed Jacob: and Isaac was threescore the nations of the earth be blessed : years old when she bare them. I 5 Because that Abraham obeyed

27 And the boys grew: and Esau my voice, and kept my charge, my was a cunning hunter, a man of the commandments, my statutes, and my field; and Jacob was a plain man, laws. dwelling in tents.

6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar. 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because 7 And the men of the place asked he did eat of his venison: but Re- him of his wife ; and he said, She bekah loved Jacob.

is my sister : for he feared to say, 29 T And Jacob sod pottage: and She is my wife; lest, said he, the men Esau came from the field, and he of the place should kill me for Rewas faint:

bekah; because she was fair to look 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed upon. me, I pray thee, with that same red 8 And it came to pass, when he pottage ; for I am faint: therefore had been there a long time, that was his name called Edom. | Abimelech king of the Philistines

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