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The age and death of Sarah.

Before CHRIST 1872.

i ch. 15-5. Jer. 33-22. k ch. 13. 16. + Heb. lip.

1 ch. 24. 60. Mic. 1.9

n ch. 12. 3. & 18. 18 & 26.4. Ecclus.

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in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and 'thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18 "And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

19 So Abraham returned unto his Acts young men, and they rose up and went , 9, 16, 18. together to Beer-sheba; and Abraham over. 3, 10. dwelt at Beer-sheba.

3. 25. Gal. 3.

ch. 26. 5

p ch. 21. 31.

20 ¶ And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, q ch. 11. 29. Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;

r Job 1. 1.


21 'Huz his firstborn, and Buz his broJob 32. 2. ther, and Kemuel the father of Aram, 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

t ch.24. 15. u Called, Rom. 9, 10. Rebecca.


15. Judg. 1

23 And Bethuel begat "Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.

24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah. CHAP. XXIII.

1 The age and death of Sarah. 3 The purchase of Machpelah, 19 where Sarah was buried.

The purchase of Machpe


went in at the gate of his city, saying, Befe 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give f ch. 3 it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.

12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.

13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me : I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there. 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,

15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred "shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.

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17 And the field of Ephron, which keba was in Machpelah, which was before 32& Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the

AND Sarah was an hundred and see field, that were in all the borders round

ven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.


2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; a Josh. 14. the same is 'Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.


h ch. 13. 18. ver. 19.

c ch. 17. 8.


15. Ps. 105. 12. Hebr. 11. 9, 13.

d Acts 7.5.

+ Heb. a prince of God.

1.1. 14. & 24.


3¶ And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,

4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,

6 Hear us, my lord: thou art +oa mighty prince among us: in the choice c ch. 13.2.& of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead. 7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.

8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, 9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in leb full the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you. 10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite ↑ Heb. ears answered Abraham in the +audience of the children of Heth, even of all that


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Abraham sweareth his servant.

CHRIST 1857.


The servant is entertained by Laban. camels also, until they have done drinking. Before 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.

CHAP. XXIV. Before 5 And the servant said unto him, Per- | adventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again. 7 The LORD God of heaven, which kek 121, took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, Jeh. 127. & saying, 'Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my 14 Acts 7- son from thence.

17. 15 & 15

Deut. 1.8. &

Exod. 2324,13 & 3 2. Heb. 1. 14


8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then " thou shalt be clear Josh. 2. 17, from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.

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9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand and he arose, and went to Mep ch. 27-43- sopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.

¡Or, and.

11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time Heb. that that women go out to draw water. 12 ¶ And he said, 'O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, 'send me 15. 1 Sam. 9. good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.

which draw aster go forth.

1 Exod. 2


r ver. 27. ch. 25.24 & 28. 13 & 32.9.

13 Behold, I stand here by the well of Exod 3.6, water; and "the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

Neb. 1. 11. Ps. 37.5 t ver. • ch. 29. 9.

14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy Lad pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; *See Judges and thereby shall I know that thou hast Sam 67. shewed kindness unto my master.


& 14.8 & 20. 7. 1 Plac. 5.

15¶ And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son 1 of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.


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21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had ver. 12, 56. made his journey prosperous or not.

22 ¶ And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden || earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;

23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?

24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.

25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.

26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren.

28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.


29 ¶ And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.

30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

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32 And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave Judg. 19. 21. straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.

33 And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, 'I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on,

34 ¶ And he said, I am Abraham's ser


Job 23. 12. Eph.45,6,

John 4. 34


m ver. 1. ch.

35 And the LORD hath blessed my 3.2. master greatly; and he is become great : and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.

n ch. 21. 2.

36 And Sarah my master's wife "bare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath.25.5

© ch. 21. 10

The servant sheweth his message.

Before CHRIST 1857.

p ver. 3.

q ver. 4.

r ver. 5.

⚫ ver. 7. ch. 17. 1.

u ver. 8.

w ver. 12.

X VCE. 13.

y ver. 15, &c. z 1 Sam. 1. 13.


Befo CHR

Laban and Bethuel approve 37 And my master made me swear, | Abraham's servant heard their words, he saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in the earth. whose land I dwell:

38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.

39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.

40 And he said unto me, The LORD, t before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house:

41 "Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.

42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, "O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:

43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink;

44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's son.

45 And before I had done 'speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.

46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.

47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom a Ezek. 16. Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.

11, 12.

b ver. 26.

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48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which ech. 22. 23. had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son. 49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.

dch. 47. 29. Josh. 2. 14.

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57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth.

58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.

59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's m ch. 35 servant, and his men.

60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou "the mother of thousands of millions, and a ch. 17. let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

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64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, 'she lighted off the is camel.

65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.

66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.

67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac 'was comforted after his mo- 5 ch. 38. ther's death.


1 The sons of Abraham by Keturah. 5 The division of his goods. 7 His age, and death. 9 His burial. 12 The generations of _Ishmael. 17 His age, and death. 21 Isaac prayeth for Rebekah, being barren. 22 The

The age, death, and burial of Abraham.


eir. 1853

a 1 Chroa. L 32.


CHRIST 1773.

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The birth of Esau and Jacob. children strive in her womb. 24 The birth | Isaac, Abraham's son: 'Abraham begat Before of Esan and Jacob. 27 Their difference. Isaac: Esau selleth his birthright. THEN again Abraham took a wife, THEN and her name was Keturah. 2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

15 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and De-
dan. And the sons of Dedan were As-
shurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and
Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and El-
daah. All these were the children of

5¶ And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, cch. 21. 14 and sent them away from Isaac his son, Judg. 6.3 while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.


7 ¶ And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and ch 15 15 died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

Ich. 15 29 19-33

(ch 35.29 à sa 13

b ch. 23. 16. ich


9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;

10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his teh. 16 14 son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi.

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20 And Isaac was forty years old when Matt. 1.2. he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.

1857. s ch. 22. 23. t ch. 24. 29.


21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: "and Chron. 5the LORD was intreated of him, and "Re- 33-13. bekah his wife conceived.

22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.

20. 2 Chron.
Ezra 8. 23-
w Rom.9.10,

x1 Sam. 9-9

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27 ¶ And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and ech. 27. 3, 5 Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because the did heat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, † with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called || Edom.

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

J. 1,8. 37-37. Hebr.11.9.

+ Heb. venison was in his mouth.


ch. 27. 13, 25, 31.

i ch. 27. 6.

that red, with that

+ Heb. with

red pottage. That is, red.

cir. 1805. + Heb. going

32 And Esau said, Behold, I am tat the point to die: and what profit shall to die. this birthright do to me?

33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he Hebr. 12. sold his birthright unto Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.


1 Isauc because of famine went to Gerar. 2
God instructeth, and blesseth him. 9 He is
reproved by Abimelech for denying his wife.
12 He groweth rich. 18 He diggeth Esek,
Sitnah, and Rehoboth. 26 Abimelech mak-
eth a covenant with him at Beer-sheba. 34
Esau's wives.


Eccles. 8. 13. Cor.

15. Isai. 22. 15. 32.

beside the first famine that was in ach. 12. 10. ND there was a famine in the land, eir. 1804. the days of Abraham. And Isaac went

God instructeth and blesseth Isaac.


Abimelech covenanteth with I


Before unto Abimelech king of the Philistines | days of Abraham his father; for the PhiCHRIST cir. 1804. unto Gerar.

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7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and "he said, She is my sister: for "he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.

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8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.

9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.

10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy pch. 20. 9. wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.

11 And Abimelech charged all his peoP. 105. 15. ple, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

+ Heb. found.

12Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him: 13 And the man waxed great, and ver. 3. ch.+went forward, and grew until he became Job 42. 12. very great:

r Matt. 13.8. Mark 4. 8.

24. 1, 35

t ch. 24.35

+ Heb. went


P's. 112. 3. 14 For he had possession of flocks, and Prov. 10. 22. possession of herds, and great store of || sergoing. vants: and the Philistines "envied him. I Or, husbandry. 15 For all the wells which his father's u ch. 37. 11. servants had digged in the days of Abrawch. 21. 30. ham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth. 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go x Exod. 1.9 from us; for thou art much mightier than we.

Eccles. 4.4.

17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the

listines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.



y ch.

19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of † spring-t ing water.

1 He

20 And the herdmen of Gerardid strive z ch. with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is our's: and he called the name of the well ||| Esek; because they strove with him.

21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it || Sitnah.





22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the Tha LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.


a ch. & 28. 41.5

23 ¶ And he went up from thence to Exod Beer-sheba.

& 24

24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God bch. of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am 28. 13 with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply Acts thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake. ch.


d ver

25 And he builded an altar there, and 'called upon the name of the LORD, & 13. and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.

f Ps.

26¶Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army. 8 ch. 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing "ye hate me, hJud and have sent me away from you?

i ver.

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