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The Second Period: From the Flood to the Calling of Abram, contains

ing about the Space of 427 Years.

CH A P. VIII.

1 The Waters afswage. 4 The Ark refleth on Ararat. 7 The

Rasien, and the Dove. 15 Noah, being commanded, goeth forth of the Ark : 20 He buildeth an Altar, and affereth Sacrifice, 21 which God accepteth, and promiseth to curse the Earth no more.

Ver. 1

ND God remembred Noah, and every

living Thing, and all the Cattle, that was A

with him in the Ark : And God made a Wind to pass over the Earth, and the

Waters afswaged. 2 The Fountains also of the Deep, and the Windows of Heaven were stopped, and the Rain from Heaven was reAtrained.

3 And the Waters returned from off the Earth continually : and after the End of the hundred and fifty Days the Waters were abated.

4 And the Ark rested in the seventh Month, on the reventeenth Day of the Month, upon the Mountains of Ararat.

5 And the Waters decreased continually until the tenth Month: in the tenth Month, on the first Day of the Month were the Tops of the Mountains seen.

6 And it came to pass at the End of forty Days, that Noah opened the Window of the Ark which he had made.

13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first Month, the first Day of the Month, the Waters were dried up from off the Earth : And Noah removed the Covering of the Ark, and looked, and behold, the Face of the Ground was dry.

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14 And in the second Month, on the seven and twentieth Day of the Month, was the Earth dried.

15 And God spake unto Noah, saying,

16 Go forth of the Ark, thou, and thy Wife, and thy Sons, and thy Sons Wives with thee.

17 Bring forth with thee every living Thing that is with thee, of all Flesh, both of Fowl, and of Cattle, and of every creeping Thing that creepeth upon the Earth; that they may breed abundantly in the Earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the Earth.

18 And Noah went forth, and his Sons, and his Wife, and his Sons Wives with him :

19 Every Beast, every creeping Thing, and every Fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the Earth, after their Kinds, went forth out of the Ark.

20 And Noah builded an Altar unto the LORD, and took of every clean Beast, and of every clean Fawl, and offered burnt-offerings on the Altar.

21 And the LORD smelled a sweet favour; and the LORD faid in his Heart, I will not again curse the Ground any more for Man's Sake ; for the Imagination of Man's Heart is Evil from his Youth : neither will I again smite any more every Thing living, as I have done. 22 y While the Earth re

" Ads xiv. 1? He left nos himself maineth, Seed-time and Har- without Witness, in that he did Good, vest, and Cold and Heat, and and gave us Rain from Heaven, and

fruitful Sealons, filling our Hearts Summer and Winter, and Day with Food and Gladncis. and Night shall not cease.

CHA P. IX.

! God blesseth Noah. 4 Blood and Murder are forbidden,

8 God's Covenant, 13 signified by the Rainbow. 18 Noah replenisheth the World, 20 planteth a Vineyard, 21 is drunken, and mocked of his Son, 25 curseth Canaan, 26 blesseth

Shem, 27 prayeth for Japheth, 29 and dieth. Ver. 1

ND God blefred Noah and his Sons, and said un

to them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the Earth.

2 And the Fear of you, and the Dread of you, shall be upon every Beast of the Earth, and upon every Fowl of the

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Air, upon all that moveth upon the Earth, and upon all the Fishes of the Sea ; into your Hand are they delivered.

3 Every moving Thing that liveth shall be Meat for you; sven as the green Herb have I given you all Things :

4 But Flesh with the Life thereof, which is the Blood thereof, shall you not eat.

5 And surely your Blood of your Lives will I require : at the Hand of every Beast will I require it; and at the Hand of Man, at the Hand of every Man's Brother will I require the Life of Man.

6 2 Whoso sheddeth Man's * Exod. xx. 13 Thou shalt not kill, Blood, by Man shall his Blood

Psal. v. 6 The LORD will abhor the

bloody and deceitful Man. be shed : for in the Image of Psal. lv. 23. Bloody and deceitful God made he Man.

Men shall not live out half their

Days. 7 And you, be ye fruitful,

Matth. xxvi. 52 Then said Jesus and multiply, bring forth a- unto him, Put up again thy sword bundantly in the Earth, and into his place: for all they that take

the Sword, shall perich with the Sword. multiply therein.

8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his Sons with him, saying,

9 And I, behold I establish my Covenant with you, and with your Seed after you ;

10 And with every living Creature that is with you, of the Fowl, of the Cattle, and of every Beast of the Earth with you, from all that go out of the Ark, to every Beast of the Earth. 11 a And I will establish I'ai, liv. 9 For this is as the Wa

ters of Noah unto me: for as I have my Covenant with

sworn that the Waters of Noah should ther shall all Flesh be cut off no more go over the Earth. any more by the Waters of a Flood : neither shall there any more be a Flood to destroy the Earth.

12 And God said, This is the Token of the Covenant which I make between me and you, and every living Creature that is with you, for perpetual Generations :

13 b I do set my Bow in b Psal. lxxxix. 37 As a faithful the Cloud, and it shall be for Witness in Heaven. a Token of a Covenant between me and the Earth.

14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a Cloud over the Earth, that the Bow shall be seen in the Cloud :

15 And I will remember my Covenant, which is between me and you, and every living Creature of all Flesh; and the Waters shall no more become a Flood to destroy all Flesh,

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16 And the Bow shall be in the Cloud ; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting Covenant between God and every living Creature of all Flesh that is upon the Earth.

17 And God said unto Noah, This is the Token of the Covenant, which I have established between me and all Flesh that is upon the Earth.

18 And the Sons of Noah that went forth of the Ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth : and Ham is the Father of Canaan.

19 These are the three Sons of Noah : and of them was the whole Earth oyerspread.

20 And Noah began to be an Husbandman, and he planted a Vineyard.

21 And he drank of the Wine, and was drunken, and he was uncovered within his Tent.

22 And Ham the Father of Canaan saw the Nakedness of his Father, and told his two Brethren without.

23 And Shem and Japheth took a Garment, and laid it upon both their Shoulders, and went backward, and covered the Nakedness of their Father; and their Faces were backward, and they saw not their Father's Nakedness.

24 And Noah awoke from his Wine, and knew what his younger Son had done unto him.

25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a Servant of Servants shall he be unto his Brethren.

26 And he said, Blefied be the LORD God of Shem ; and Canaan shall be his Servant.

27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the Tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his Servant.

28 And Noah lived after the Flood three hundred and fif

ty Years.

29 And all the Days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty Years : and he died.

CH A P. X.

1 The Generations of Noah. 2 The Sons of Japheth. 6 The

Sons of Ham. $ Nimrod the first Monarch, 21 The Sons

of Shem.

C H A B.

C H A P. XI.

í One Language in the World. 3 The building of Babel. s

Tbe Confusion of Tongues. 10 The Generations of Shem,

The Generations of Terah, the Father of Abram. 31 Terah goeth from Ur to Haran.

Ver.1 An of one Speech

ND the whole Earth was of one Language, and

2 And it came to pass as they journeyed from the East, that they found a Plain in the Land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make Brick, and burn them throughly. And they had Brick for Stone, and Slime had they for Morter.

4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a City and a Tower, whose Top may reach unto Heaven, and let us make us a Name, left we be scattered abroad upon the Face of the whole Earth.

5 And the LORD came down to see the City and the Tower, which the Children of Men builded.

6 And the LORD said, Behold, the People is one, and they have all one Language, and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their Language, that they may not understand one anothers Speech.

8 < So the LORD scattered · Deut. xxxii. 7. Remember the them abroad from thence upon many Generations : ask thy Father,

Days of old, consider the Years of the Face of all the Earth : and and he will thew thee, thy Elders, they left off to build the City, and they will tell thee.

8 When the Most High divided to the Nations their Inheritance, when he SEPARATED the Sons of Adam, he set the BOUNDS of the People according to the Number of the Children of Israel. 9 d Therefore is the Name Afts ii. 3 And there appeared un

to them CLOVEN TONGUES, like as of of it called Babel, because the

Fire, and it sat upon each of them : LORD did there conFOUND 4. And they were all filled with the the LANGUAGE of all the Holy Ghost, and began to Speak Earth.

with other TONGUES, as the SPIRIT

gave them UTTER ANCE. 10 These are the Generations of Shem : Shem was an hundred Years old, and begat

Arphaxad

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