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have heard thee: behold, I TUKAnd as many as walk accordhave blessed him, and wijl ing to this Rule, Peace be on them,

make him fruitful, and will JJnodDMERCY' *"* uPon ,he lsRA" ot

multiply him exceedingly: °£L H. „ i„ whom aiso ye ,ie

twelve Princes shall he beget, circumcised with the circumcision

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Nation. by the Ciecumcision of Christ.

21 But my Covenant will

I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set Time in the next Year.

22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

23 And Abraham took Ifhmael his Son, and all that were born in his House, and all that were bought with his Money, every Male among the Men of Abraham's House; and circumcised the Flesh of their Fore-skin, in the self-same Day, as God had said unto him.

24 And Abraham was ninety Years old and nine when he was circumcised in the Flesh of his Fore-skin.

Z5 And Ifhmael his Son was thirteen Years old when he was circumcised in the Flesh of his Fore-skin.

26 In the self-same Day was Abraham circumcised, and Ifhmael his Son.

27 And all the Men of his House, born in the House, and bought with Money of the Stranger, were circumcise4 with him

CHAP. XVIII.

1 Abraham entertaineth three Angels. 9 Sarah is reproved for laughing at the strange Promise. 17 The Defruclion of Sodom is revealed to Abraham. 23 Abraham maketh Intercession for the Men thereof.

Ver. 1 A ND the Lord appeared unto him in the Plains, Jlx of Mamre : and he fat in the Tent-door in the Heat of the Day.

2 And he lift up his Eyes and looked, and lo, three Men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran lo meet them from the Tent-door, and bowed himself toward the Ground,

F? 3 And, 3 o And said, My Lord, ° ««*. xiii. z Be not forgetful ta

if nOW I have found Favour «TM«»in Strangers; tor thereby somf

, „■ i. •""""■»»•<■"" have entertained Angels unawares.

m thy Sight, pass not away,

I pray thee, from thy Servant.

4 Let a little Water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your Feet, and rest your selves under the Tree.

5 And I will fetch a Morsel of Bread, and comfort ye your Hearts; after that you shall pass on : for therefore are, ye come to your Servant. And they said, So do as thou hast said.

6 And Abraham hastned into the Tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three Measures of fine Meal, knead it, and make Cakes upon the Hearth.

7 And Abraham ran unto the Herd, and fetched a Calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young Man; and he hasted to dress it.

8 And he took Butter and Milk, and the Calf which he had drefl'ed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the Tree, and they did eat.

9 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy Wife I and he said, Behold, in the Tent.

Io And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the Time of Life; and lo, Sarah thy Wife shall have a Son. And Sarah heard it in the Tent-door, which was behind him.

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, and well stricken in Age: and it ceased to be with Sarah after the Manner of Women.

Ii Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying:, After T am waxed old, shall I have Pleasure, my Lord, being old also?

13 And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did, Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a Child, which am old?

14 Is any thing too Hard for the Lord? At the Time Appointed will I return unto thee, according to the Time of Life, and Sarah shall have a Son.

15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not: for she Was afraid. And he said, Nay, but thou didst laugh.

16 And the Men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: And Abraham went v.it,h them to bring them on their Way.

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17 And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that Thing which I do;

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and Mighty Nation, and all the Nations of the Earth (hall be Blessed in him?

19 For I know him, that he will Command his ChilDren and his Houshold after him, and they shall Keep The Way of the Lord, to do Justice and Judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

zo And the Lord said, Because the Cry of Sodom and, Gomorrah is great, and because their Sin is very GrieVous;

21 I will go down now, and fee whether they have done altogether according to the Cry pf it, which is come unto rne; and if not, I will know.

22 And the Men turned their Faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the Lord.

23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also Destroy the Righteous with the Wicked?

24 Peradventure there shall be Fifty Righteous within the City: wilt thou also destroy, and not Spare the Place for the fifty Righteous that are therein.

25 That be far from thee to do after this Manner, to Slay the Righteous with the Wicked: and that the Righteous should be as the Wicked, that be far from thee: shall not the Judge of all the Earth do Right?

26 And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom Fifty Righteous within the City, then will I spare all the Place for their Sakes.

27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold, now have I taken upon me to Speak unto the Lord, which am but, Dust and Ashes.

28 Perdventure there shall lack Five of the fifty Righteous: wilt thou destroy all the City for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.

29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be Forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's Sake.

30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be AnpRY, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall Thirty

b; be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to Speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be TwenTy found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's Sake.

32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be Angry, and J will speak yet but this once: Peradventure Ten (hall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's Sake.

33 And the Lord went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his Place.

CHAP. XIX.

1 Lot entertaineth two Angeh. 4 Tbt vitious Sodomites are 'Jlricken with Blindness. 12 Lot is sent for Safety into the Mountains: 18 He obtaineth Leave to go into Zoar. 24 Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed. 26 Lot's Wist is a Pillar of Salt. 30 Lot dwelleth in a Cave. 31 The incestuous Original of Moab and Ammon.

Ver. 1 A N D P there came l\ two Angels to Sodom at Even; and Lot fat in the Gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them, rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his Face toward the Ground.

2 And he said, Behold now my Lords, turn in I pray you, into your Servant's House, and tarry all Night, and wash your Feet, and ye shall rife up early, and go on your Ways. And they said, Nay, but we will abide in the Street all Night.

3 And he prefl'ed upon them greatly; and they turned in tmto him, a,nd entred into his

p Htm. i. 1* For the Wrath of God is revealed fiom Heaven against all Ungodliness, and Unrighteousness of Men, who hold the Truth in Unrighteousnfss

»i Because that when they Knew God. they Glorified him not as God, neither were thankful, but became Vain in their Imaginations, and their foolish Heait was Darkned.

Ix Professing themselves to be Wise, they became Foots.

13 And' changed the Glory of the Uncorruptible God, into an Image made like to corruptible Man, and to Birds and fout-footed Beasts, and creeping Things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them. Up to Uncleanness, through the Lusts of their own Hearts, to DisHonour their own Bod:es between themselves:

15 Who changed the Truth of Gon into a Lie, and worshipped arid Served the Creature more than the Creator, who U blcsted for ever.

House;

House: and he made them a Feast, and did bake unleavened Bread, and they did eat.

4 But before they lay down, the Men of the City, even the Men of Sodom compassed the House round, both Old and Young, all the People from every Quarter.

5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the Men which came in to thee this Night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

6 And Lot went out of the Door unto them, and shut the Door after him,

7 And said, I pray you, Brethren, do not so WickEdly.

8 Behold now, I have two Daughters which have not known Man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your Eyes: only unto these Men do nothing; for therefore came they under the Shadow of my Roof.

9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one Fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be i Judge: how will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the Man, even Lot, and came near to break the Door.

i o But the Men put forth their Hand, and pulled Lot into the House to them, and shut the Door.

26 For this Cause God gave them up unto Vile Affections: for even their Women did change the natural Use into that which is Against NaTure:

27 And likewise also the Men, leaving the natural Use of Womarl, burned in their own Lust one toward another, Men with Men, working that which is unseemly, and ReceiVing in themselves that Recompense of their Error which was meet.

Lakt zvii. 28 As it was in the Days of Lot, they did eat, they drank, they bought, they fold, they planted, they builded:

29 But the fame Day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained Fire and Brimstone from Heaven, and De* Sroted them all:

30 Even Thus shall it Be in the Day when the Son of Man is Revealed.

J I Remember Lot's Wife.

Jmtt 7 Even as Sodom and GoMorrah and the Cities about them in like manner giving themselves over to Fornication, and going after Strange Flesh, are set forth for an Examplf, suffering the Vengeance of Eternal Fire.

Is: iii. 9 The Shew of their Counrenance doth witness against them, and they Declare their Sra as Sodom, rhey hide it not: wo unto their Soul, for they have rewarded Evil unto) themselves.

10 Say ye to the Righteous, that it (hall be Well with him: for they shall eat the Fruit of their Doings.

n Wo unto the Wicked, it (hall be Ill with him : for the Reward of his Hands shall be given him.

Evk: *«• 49 Behold this was the Iniquity of Sodom, Pride, Fullness of Bread, and abundance of IdleNess was in her, and in her Daughters, neither did (he Strengthen the Hand of the Poor and Needy.

50 And they were Haughty, and committed Abomination before me, therefore I Took them away as I saw good.

2 Pit. iii. 7 The Heavens and th* Earth which aie now, by the same Wotd ate kept in Stoie, Reserved unto Fire, against the Day of JudgMent, and PkiioinoM of Ungodly Max.

11 And

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