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The origin of the Moabites.
Abimelech and Abraham.
B. C. 1898. him, that we may preserve seed of 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early B.C. our father.
| in the morning, and called all his about 1898. 9 Mark 12. 19.
33 And they made their father drink servants, and told all these things
and said unto him, What hast thou
Ex. 32. 21.
35 And they made their father drink hast done this thing?
Ps. 36. 1.
t ch. 12. 12. &
26.7. 36 Thus were both the daughters 12 And yet indeed u she is my sister;
u See ch. 11. of Lot with child by their father. she is the daughter of my father, but | 29. 1897. 37 And the firstborn bare a son, and not the daughter of my mother; and r Deut. 2. 9. called his name Moab; "the same she became my wife. is the father of the Moabites unto 13 And it came to pass, when God ch. 12. 1, 9,
11, &c. this day.
caused me to wander from my father's Heb. 11. 8. 38 And the younger, she also bare a house, that I said unto her, This is
son, and called his name Ben-ammi : thy kindness which thou shalt shew & Deut. 2. 19. Sthe same is the father of the children unto me; at every place whither we of Ammon unto this day.
shall come, y say of me, He is my y ch. 12. 13. CHAPTER XX.
brother. Abraham sojourneth at Gerar, 2 and denieth his
14 And Abimelech ? took sheep, and z ch. 12. 16. wife. 3 Abimelech taking her is reproved in a dream.
servants, and gave them unto Abra-
| ham, and restored him Sarah his wife. about 1898. AND Abraham journeyed from 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, a ch. 13. 9. a ch. 18. 1. A a thence toward the south coun- a my land is before thee: dwell + where | | Heb. as is b ch. 16. 7, 14.
good in thine try, and dwelt between Kadesh and it pleaseth thee. c ch. 28. 6.
Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. | 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold,
2 And Abraham said of Sarah his I have given b thy brother a thousand ver. 5. ch. 12. 13. & wife, aShe is my sister: and Abimelech pieces of silver: cbehold, he is to ch. 26. 11. 26. 7.
king of Gerar sent, and e took Sarah. thee da covering of the eyes, unto d ch. 24. 65. e ch. 12. 15. f Ps. 105. 14.
3 But God came to Abimelech & in all that are with thee, and with all & Job 33. 15. a dream by night, and said to him, other : thus she was reproved. h ver. 7. h Behold, thou art but a dead man, 17 1 So Abraham @prayed unto God: / e Job 42. 9, 10.
for the woman which thou hast ta- and God healed Abimelech, and his | Heb. mar. | ken; for she is ta man's wife.
wife, and his maidservants; and they ried to a husband.
4 But Abimelech had not come near | bare children. i ch. 18. 23. | her: and he said, Lord, i wilt thou | 18 For the LORD fhad fast closed / ch. 12. 17. ver. 18.
slay also a righteous nation ? k 2 Kings 20.
up all the wombs of the house of 3. 2 Cor. 1.
5 Said he not unto me, She is my | Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abra12.
sister? and she, even she herself said, ham's wife. | Or, sim. He is my brother: Kin the ll integrity plicity, or, sincerity. of my heart and innocency of my
CHAPTER XXI. hands have I done this.
| Isaac is born. 4 He is circumcised. 6 Sarah's joy. 6 And God said unto him in a dream,
9 Hagar and Ishmael are cast forth. 15 Hagar in
distress. 17 The angel comforteth her. 22 ÅbimeI ch. 31. 7. & Yea, I know that thou didst this in lech's covenant with Abraham at Beer-sheba. 35. 5. Ex. 34. 24. 1 Sam. 25.
the integrity of thy heart; for 'I also AND the LORD à visited Sarah as a 1 Sam. 2. 21. 26, 34. withheld thee from sinning magainst A he had said, and the LORD did mch. 39. 9. Lev. 6.2.
b ch. 17. 19. & | me: therefore suffered I thee not to unto Sarah bas he had spoken.
18. 10, 14. Ps. 51. 4. touch her.
2 For Sarah conceived, and bare | Gal. 4. 23, 28. n 1 Sam. 7.5. 2 Kings 5.11.
| 7 Now therefore restore the man his Abraham a son in his old age, d at the C Acts 7. 8. Job 4Ž. 8. wife; "for he is a prophet, and he set time of which God had spoken to
Gal. 4. 22. James 5. 14,
Heb. 11. 11. 15. 1 John shall pray for thee, and thou shalt him.
d ch. 17. 21. 5. 16.
live: and if thou restore her not, 3 And Abraham called the name of o ch. 2. 1.
oknow thou that thou shalt surely his son that was born unto him, p Num. 16. 32,
die, thou, Pand all that are thine. whom Sarah bare to him, e Isaac. e ch. 17 19.
The purchase of Machpelah.
Abraham sendeth his servant
B. C. 1860. should bury my dead out of my sight, 1 AND Abraham a was old, and twell B. C. 1857.
hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron A stricken in age: and the LORDS
† Heb. gone
into days. 9 That he may give me the cave of 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest a ch. 18. 11. & Machpelah, which he hath, which is servant of his house, that d ruled over
b ch. 13. 2. † Heb. full in the end of his field; for tas much all that he had, e Put, I pray thee, thy 'ver. 35. money. money as it is worth he shall give it hand under my thigh:
Ps. 112. 3.
Prov. 10. 22. me for a possession of a buryingplace 3 And I will make thee fswear by c ch. 15. 2. * amongst you.
| the Lord, the God of heaven, and the d ver. 10. 10 And Ephron dwelt among the God of the earth, that 8 thou shalt not
ch. 39. 4, 5, 6.
e ch. 47. 29. children of Heth: and Ephron the take a wife unto my son of the daugh- 1 Chr. 29. 24. Hittite answered Abraham in the ters of the Canaanites, among whom
Lam. 5. 6.
fch. 14. 22. | Heb. ears. taudience of the children of Heth, I dwell :
Deut. 6. 13. I ch. 34. 20, 24. even of all that went in at the gate 4 h But thou shalt go iunto my coun
Josh. 2. 12. Ruth 4. 4.
g ch. 26. 35. & of his city, saying,
try, and to my kindred, and take a l °27.46. & 28. 2. g See 2 Sam. 11 . Nay, my lord, hear me: the wife unto my son Isaac.
Ex. 34. 16. 24. 21-24.
Deut. 7. 3. field give I thee, and the cave that! 5 And the servant said unto him, h ch. 28. 2. is therein, I give it thee; in the pres- | Peradventure the woman will not be i ch. 12. 1. ence of the sons of my people give I willing to follow me unto this land : it thee: bury thy dead.
must I needs bring thy son again unto 12 And Abraham bowed down him- the land from whence thou camest? self before the people of the land. I 6 And Abraham said unto him, Be
13 And he spake unto Ephron in ware thou that thou bring not my son the audience of the people of the thither again. land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, 7 | The Lord God of heaven, which I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee k took me from my father's house, and k ch. 12. 1. money for the field ; take it of me, from the land of my kindred, and and I will bury my dead there. which spake unto me, and that sware 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, unto me, saying, 'Unto thy seed will1 ch. 12. 7. &
13. 15. & 15. saying unto him, I give this land ; mhe shall send his
18. & 17. 8. 15 My lord, hearken unto me: the angel before thee, and thou shalt take Ex. 32. 13.
Deut. 1. 8. & h Ex. 30. 13. | land is worth four hundred hshekels a wife unto my son from thence. Ez. 45. 12. of silver; what is that betwixt me 8 And if the woman will not be will- | Acts 7. 5.
m Ex. 23. 20, and thee? bury therefore thy dead. ing to follow thee, then thou shalt
23. & 33. 2. 16 And Abraham hearkened unto be clear from this my oath : only | Heb. 1. 14.
n Josh. 2. 17, i Jer. 32. 9. Ephron; and Abraham iweighed to bring not my son thither again.
Ephron the silver, which he had 9 And the servant put his hand
current money with the merchant. matter.
was in Machpelah, which was before els of the camels of his master, and over. 2. & 50. 13. Acts 7. 16. Mamre, the field, and the cave which departed ; 'll for all the goods of his 1. Or, and.
was therein, and all the trees that master were in his hand : and he arose,
11 And he made his camels to kneel
q Ex. 2. 16. in the presence of the children of water at the time of the evening, even
1 Sam. 9. 11. Heth, before all that went in at the the time at that women go out to draw + Heb. that
women which water. gate of his city.
draw water 19 And after this, Abraham buried 12 And he said, O Lord God of my go forth. Sarah his wife in the cave of the field master Abraham, I pray thee, ssend
r ver. 27.
ch. 26. 24. & of Machpelah before Mamre: the me good speed this day, and shew 28. 13. & 32.9. same is Hebron in the land of Ca- | kindness unto my master Abraham.
Ex. 3. 6, 15.
s Neh. 1. 11. naan.
13 Behold, I stand here by the well | Ps. 37.5. 20 And the field, and the cave that of water; and u the daughters of the t ver. 43. 1 See Ruth 4. 1 is therein,' were made sure unto Abra- | men of the city come out to draw
u ch. 29. 9.
Ex. 2. 16. Jer:32. 10.11. ham for a possession of a burying water: place by the sons of Heth.
14 And let it come to pass, that the
damsel to whom I shall say, Let down CHAPTER XXIV.
thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may
drink; and she shall say, Drink, and
Isaac. 15 Rebekah meeteth him, 25 and inviteth I will give thy camels drink also : let
2 pointed for thy servant Isaac; and
to obtain a wife for Isaac.
He maketh known his errand.
B. C. 1857. w thereby shall I know that thou hast | Thus spake the man unto me, that B. C. 1857.
shewed kindness unto my master. he came unto the man; and, behold, w See Judg. 6. 15 | And it came to pass, before he he stood by the camels at the well. 17, 37. i'Sam. 6.7.& | had done speaking, that, behold, Re- 31 And he said, Come in, i thou | i ch. 26. 29. 14. 10. & 20.7. | bekah came out, who was born to l blessed of the LORD; wherefore stand
the Loon. whomofon stond Judg. 17. 2.
Ruth 3. 10. x ch. 11. 29. & Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of est thou without? for I have prepared Ps. 115. 15.
Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her the house, and room for the camels. y ch. 6. 7. pitcher upon her shoulder.
32 | And the man came into the † Heb. good of 16 And the damsel y was very fair house : and he ungirded his camels,
to look upon, a virgin, neither had and k gave straw and provender for k ch. 43. 24. any man known her: and she went the camels, and water to wash his
Judg. 19. 21. down to the well, and filled her feet, and the men's feet that were pitcher, and came up.
with him. 17 And the servant ran to meet her, 33 And there was set meat before and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink him to eat: but he said, 'I will not 1 Job 23. 12. a little water of thy pitcher. eat, until I have told mine errand.
John 4. 34.
Eph. 6.5,6,7. z 1 Pet. 3. 8. & 18 2 And she said, Drink, my lord : And he said, Speak on.
and she hasted, and let down her 34 And he said, I am Abraham's
35 And the LORD mhath blessed m ver. 1.
ch. 13. 2. 19 And when she had done giving my master greatly, and he is become him drink, she said, I will draw water great: and he hath given him flocks, for thy camels also, until they have and herds, and silver, and gold, and done drinking.
menservants, and maidservants, and 20 And she hasted, and emptied her camels, and asses. pitcher into the trough, and ran again 36 And Sarah my master's wife n bare 1 ch. 21. 2. unto the well to draw water, and drew a son to my master when she was for all his camels.
old : and unto him hath he given all o ch. 21. 10. & 21 And the man wondering at her that he hath. a ver. 12, 56. held his peace, to wit whether a the 37 And my master Pmade me swear, p ver. 3.
Lord had made his journey prosper- saying, Thou shalt not take a wife b Ex. 32. 2, 3. ous or not.
to my son of the daughters of the 18.3.19,20,21. 22 And it came to pass, as the cam- | Canaanites, in whose land I dwell : Ez. 16. 11, 12. 1 Pet. 3. 3.
els had done drinking, that the man 38 9 But thou shalt go unto my fa- q ver. 4. I! Or, jewel took a golden bll earring of half a ther's house, and to my kindred, and for the fore shekel weight, and two bracelets for take a wife unto my son. head.
her hands of ten shekels weight of 39 ' And I said unto my master, Per rver. 5. gold;
adventure the woman will not follow 23 And said, Whose daughter art me. thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there 40 % And he said unto me, The Lord, ver. 7. room in thy father's house for us tot before whom I walk, will send his tch. 17. 1. lodge in ?
angel with thee, and prosper thy way; c ch. 22. 23. 24 And she said unto him, I am and thou shalt take a wife for my son
the daughter of Bethuel the son of of my kindred, and of my father's
25 She said moreover unto him, We 41 Then shalt thou be clear from u ver. 8.
my kindred; and if they give not d ver. 52. 26 And the man d bowed down his thee one, thou shalt be clear from my Ex. 4. 31.
head, and worshipped the Lord. oath. e Ex. 18. 10. 27 And he said, e Blessed be the 42 And I came this day unto the Ruth 4. 14. 1 Sam. 25. 32,
LORD God of my master Abraham, well, and said, "O LORD God of my v ver. 12
who hath not left destitute my master master Abraham, if now thou do Luke 1.68.of his mercy and his truth : 1 being prosper my way which I go: fch. 32. 10. in the way, the LORD & led me to the 43 w Behold, I stand by the well of w ver. 13.
Ps. 98. 3. & ver. 48.
house of my master's brethren. water; and it shall come to pass, that
28 And the damsel ran, and told when the virgin cometh forth to draw them of her mother's house these water, and I say to her, Give me, I things.
pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher 29 | And Rebekah had a brother, to drink; h ch. 29. 5. and his name was h Laban : and Laban 44 And she say to me, Both drink
ran out unto the man, unto the well. thou, and I will also draw for thy
30 And it came to pass, when he saw camels : let the same be the woman
x ver. 15, &c. words of Rebekah his sister, saying, | 45 *And before I had done y speaking y 1 Sam. 1. 13.