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Trial of Abraham's faith. and the angel of God called to Hagar out 1* of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth | A hait came to pass after these things, chafers r.

thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard said unto him, Abraham: and he said,
the voice of the lad where he is.

+ Behold, here I am. 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine iz Jem. 1: Ver. 13 in thine hand; for "I will make him a l' only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get 1 Heb. Begreat nation.

thee into the land of Moriah; and offer 19 And "God opened her eyes, and him there for a burnt offering upon one 17 its she saw a well of water; and she went, of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 2Chron. 3.

and filled the bottle with water, and gave 39 And Abraham rose up early in the
the lad drink.

morning, and saddled his ass, and took
20 And God' was with the lad; and two of his young men with him, and Isaac

he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, his son, and clave the wood for the burnt 1 c. & 12 ? and became an archer.

offering, and rose up, and went unto the 21. And he dwelt in the wilderness of place of which God had told him. :d44 Paran: and his mother took him a wife 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted out of the land of Egypt.

up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 229 And it came to pass at that time, that

5 And Abraham said unto his young Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I

of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, and the lad will go yonder and worship, ch. a 28. God is with thee in all that thou doest: and come again to you.

23 Now therefore & swear unto me 6 And Abraham took the wood of the

here by God that thou wilt not deal burnt offering, and a laid it upon Isaac his d John ig. ble to see falsely with me, nor with my son, nor son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a

with my son's son: but according to the knife; and they went both of them together.
kindness that I have done unto thee, 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his
thou shalt do unto me, and to the land father, and said, My father: and he said,
wherein thou hast sojourned.

+ Here am I, my son. And he said, Beeb. Er24 And Abraham said, I will swear. hold the fire and the wood: but where is

25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech the || lamb for a burnt offering?

because of a well of water, which Abime- 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will See on me . lech's servants € had violently taken away. provide himself a lamb for a burnt offer

26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who ing: so they went both of them together. hath done this thing: neither didst thou 9 And they came to the place which tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day. God had told him of; and Abraham

27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, built an altar there, and laid the wood in

and gave them unto Abimelech; and order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid Ich z6. 31. both of them 'made a covenant. him on the altar upon the wood.

28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs 10 And Abraham stretched forth his
of the flock by themselves.

hand, and took the knife to slay his son. 29 And Abimelech said unto Abra- 11 1 And the angel of the LORD called sch. 33. & ham, What mean these seven ewe lambs unto him out of heaven, and said, Abra

which thou hast set by themselves ? ham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

30 And he said, For these seven ewe 12 And he said, 'Lay not thine hand Sam 15

lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that upon the lad, neither do thou any thing 7, 8. bech. 31. 98, they may be a witness unto me, that I unto him: for now I know that thou Sach. 2 have digged this well.

fearest God, seeing thou hast not with-
31 Wherefore he called that place held thy son, thine only son from me,
| Beer-sheba; because there they sware 13 And Ábraham lifted up his eyes,
both of them.

and looked, and behold behind him a ram GL . 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer-caught in a thicket by his horns : and

sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phi- Abraham went and took the ram, and
chol the chief captain of his host, and they offered him up for a burnt offering in the
returned into the land of the Philistines. stead of his son.
33 And Abraham planted a || grove

14 And Abraham called the name of kde se in Beer-sheba, and called there on the that place || Jehovah-jireh: as it is said 2208 Deus me name of the LORD, 'the everlasting God. to this day, In the mount of the Lord it will see, or,

34 And Abraham sojourned in the Phi- shall be seen. listines' land many days.

15(And the angel of the LORD called unCHẮP. XXII.

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The purchase of Machy Skorst in multiplying I will multiply thy seed ' as, 'went in at the gate of his city, saying, chi

the stars of the heaven, and as the sand 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give which is upon the sea + shore; and 'thy I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give sch

seed shall possess " the gate of his enemies; it thee; in the presence of the sons of my se + Heb. lip. 18 "And in thy seed shall all the na- people give I it thee: bury thy dead. I ch. 24. 60. tions of the earth be blessed; ° because 12 And Abraham bowed down him-, thou hast obeyed my voice.

self before the people of the land. 19 So Abraham returned unto his 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the 1932. Acts young men, and they rose up and went audience of the people of the land, saying, 8, 9, 16, 18.* together to 'Beer-sheba; and Abraham But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: o ver. 3, 10. dwelt at Beer-sheba.

I will give thee money for the field; take it 20 g And it came to pass after these of me, and I will bury my dead there.

things, that it was told Abraham, saying, 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, 9 ch. 11.29. Behold, Milcah, she hath also born saying unto him, children unto thy brother Nahor;

15 My lord, hearken unto me: the 21 'Huz his firstborn, and Buz his bro- land is worth four hundred bshekels of .. • Job 32. 2. ther, and Kemuel the father of Aram,


what is that betwixt me and thee? 12. 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pil- bury therefore thy dead. dash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

16 And Abraham hearkened unto E23 And • Bethuel begat "Rebekah : phron; and Abraham ' weighed to Ephron i Je Rom.9. 10. these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, the silver, which he had named in the Abraham's brother.

audience of the sons of Heth, four hun. 24 And his concubine, whose name dred shekels of silver, current money with was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and the merchant. Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah. 17 And the field of Ephron, which is CHAP. XXIII.

was in Machpelah, which was before za 1 The age and death of Sarah. 3 The purchase Mamre, the field, and the cave which was

of Machpelah, 19 where Sarah was buried. therein, and all the trees that were in the A ,

ND Sarah was an hundred and se-field, that were in all the borders round were the years of the life of Sarah.

18 Unto Abraham for a possession in 2 And Sarah died in “Kirjath-arba; the presence of the children of Heth, be3 Joshi 14 the same is Hebron in the land of Ca-fore all that went in at the gate of his city.

naan: and Abraham came to mourn for 19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah, and to weep for her.

Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of 3 [ And Abraham stood up from be- Machpelah before Mamre: the same is fore his dead, and spake unto the sons of Hebron in the land of Canaan. Heth, saying,

20 And the field, and the cave that is 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner therein, 1 were made sure unto Abraham ** 15. T. 105with you: "give me a possession of a for a possession of a buryingplace by the ser?

buryingplace with you, that I may bury sons of Heth. d Acts 7.5 my dead out of my sight.

CHAP. XXIV. 5 And the children of Heth answered 1 Abraham sweareth his servant. 10 The Abraham, saying unto him,

servant's journey. 12 His prayer. 14 His 6 Hear us, my lord: thou art toa sign. 15 Rebekah meeteth him, 18 fulfilleth prince of

mighty prince among us: in the choice his sign, 22 receiveth jewels, 23 sheweth her ech. 13.2.& of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none

kindred, 25 and inviteth him hume. 26 The

servant blesseth God. 29 Laban entertaineth of us shall withhold from thee his sepul- hime 34 The servant sheweth his message. chre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead. 50 Laban and Bethuel approve it. 58 Rebe

7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed kah consenteth to go. 62 Isaac meeteth her: himself to the people of the land, even to A the children of Heth.

stricken in age: and the LORD had He 8 And he communed with them, say- blessed Abraham in all things. ing, If it be your mind that I should bury 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest ver. 3 my dead out of my sight; hear me, and in- servant of his house, that a ruled over all 10.22 treat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, that he had, "Put, I pray thee, thy handch.

That he may give me the cave of under my thigh :

Machpelah, which he hath, which is in 3 And I will make thee fswear by the ch. Itebe full the end of his field; for fas much money Lord, the God of heaven, and the God 24. La

as it is worth he shall give it me for a pos- of the earth, that 8 thou shalt not take a behet session of a buryingplace amongst you. wife unto my son of the daughters of the Josh.

10 And Ephron dwelt among the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite

4 + But thou shalt go 'unto my coun- 34. 16. * Heb. ears answered Abraham in the taudience of try, and to my kindred, and take a wife 3

the children of Heth, even of all that I unto my son Isaac.

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CHAP. XXIV. The servant is entertained by Laban. 5 And the servant said unto him, Per- camels also, until they have done drinking. adrenture the woman will not be willing 20 And she hasted, and emptied her to follow me unto this land: must I needs pitcher into the trough, and ran again unbring thy son again unto the land from to the well to draw water, and drew for whenee thou camest?

all his camels. 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware 21 And the man wondering at her held thou that thou bring not my son thither his peace, to wit whether the Lord had •ves. 12, 36. again.

made his journey prosperous or not. 7 The LORD God of heaven, which 22 And it came to pass, as the caich 12 1, took me from my father's house, and mels had done drinking, that the man

from the land of my kindred, and which took a golden 6 || earring of half a shekel body

spake unto me, and that sware unto me, weight, and two bracelets for her hands 270, 2. Ich 127 & saying, 'Unto thy seed will I give this of ten shekels weight of gold; land;" he shall send his angel before 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou?

ļ Or, jewel Free thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my tell me, I pray thee : is there room in thy hero he fore4 Aas 7. son from thence.

father's house for us to lodge in? 8 And if the woman will not be willing 24 And she said unto him, 'I am the c ch. 22. 23.

to follow thee, then " thou shalt be clear daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah,
doak. 2. 17, from this my oath: only bring not my son which she bare unto Nahor.
thither again.

25 She said moreover unto him, We
9 And the servant put his hand under have both straw and provender enough,
the thigh of Abraham his master, and and room to lodge in.
sware to him concerning that matter.

26 And the man bowed down his Exod. 4.-31.
10 9 And the servant took ten camels head, and worshipped the LORD.
of the camels of his master, and departed; 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD Exod. 18.
• || for all the goods of his master were in God of my master Abraham, who hath not in San

his hand : and he arose, and went to Me left destitute my master off his mercy and Sam. 18. 28. prh. 47. 43 sopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. his truth : I being in the way, the LORD ch.32. 10.

11 And he made his camels to kneelled me to the house of my master's bre- Ps. 98. 3. down without the city by a well of water thren.

at the time of the evening, even the time 28 And the damsel ran, and told them Hebe that + that women go out to draw water. of her mother's house these things.

12 1 And he said, 'O LORD God of my 29 9 And Rebekah had a brother, and

master Abraham, I pray thee, 'send me his name was "Laban: and Laban ran Eisdir, good speed this day, and shew kindness out unto the man, unto the well. unto my master Abraham.

30 And it came to pass, when he saw 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of the earring and bracelets upon his sister's Rok water; and the daughters of the men of hands, and when he heard the words of

the city come out to draw water : Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the

14 And let it come to pass, that the man unto me; that he came unto the

damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy man; and, behold, he stood by the camels Ex. 2 & pitcher, ! pray thee, that I may drink; at the well.

and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy 31 And he said, Come in, thou bless- j ch.26. 29, camels drink also: let the same be she that ed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou Buthz.c.

thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; without ? for I have prepared the house, badges and thereby shall I know that thou hast and room for the camels. isane.. shewed kindness unto my master.

32 And the man came into the house: 15 And it came to pass, before he had and he ungirded his camels, and gave Jude: 19:24

: done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah straw and provender for the camels, and

came out, who was born to Bethuel, son water to wash his feet, and the men's feet 1.99 of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's that were with him.

brother, with her pitcher upon her shoul- 33 And there was set meat before him

to eat: but he said, 'I will not eat, until Job 23. 12. goth; 16 And the damsel' was f very fair to I have told mine errand. And he said, Eph. 6-5, 6,

body look upon, a virgin, neither had any man Speak on.

known her: and she went down to the 34 | And he said, I am Abraham's ser-
well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. vant.

17 And the servant ran to meet her, 35 And the LORD " hath blessed my 13.2. and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a master greatly; and he is become great : little water of thy pitcher,

and he hath given him flocks, and herds, + 1 Pet. 3. &

18 ' And she said, Drink, my lord: and and silver, and gold, and menservants, she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon and maidservants, and camels, and asses. her hand, and gave him drink.

36 And Sarah my master's wife " bare a 19 And when she had done giving him son to my master when she was old; and drink, she said, I will draw water for thy unto him hath he given all that he hath. & 25.5

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Laban and Bethuel appro 37 And my master P 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:

53 And the servant brought forth 38 "But thou shalt go unto my father's +' jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and tells house, and to my kindred, and take a raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he i Ex wife unto my son.

gave also to her brother and to her mo39 'And I said unto my master, Perad- ther 'precious things. venture the woman will not follow me. 54 And they did eat and drink, he and 1.62

40 * And he said unto me, The LORD, the men that were with him, and tarried 1 ch. 17. 1. + before whom I walk, will send his angel all night; and they rose up in the morn

with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou ing; and he said, "Send me away unto y en
shalt take a wife for my son of my kin- | my master.
dred, and of my father's house:

55 And her brother and her mother said, 41 "Then shalt thou be clear from this Let the damsel abide with us || a few days, my oath, when thou comest to my kin- | at the least ten; after that she shall go.

Judg dred; and if they give not thee one, thou 56 And he said unto them, Hinder me shalt be clear from my


not, seeing the Lord hath prospered my 42 And I came this day unto the well, way; send me away that I may go to my and said, "O LORD God of my master master. Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way 57 And they said, We will call the which I go:

damsel, and enquire at her mouth. 43 * Behold, I stand by the well of wa- 58 And they called Rebekah, and said ter; and it shall come to pass, that when | unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? the virgin cometh forth to draw water, And she said, I will go. and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a 59 And they sent away Rebekah their little water of thy pitcher to drink; sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's met

44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, servant, and his men. and I will also draw for thy camels: let 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said the same be the woman whom the LORD unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou hath appointed out for my master's son. "the mother of thousands of millions, and a ch.

45 "And before I had done speaking olet thy seed possess the gate of those in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came which hate them. forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; 61 And Rebekah arose, and her damand she went down unto the well, and sels, and they rode upon the camels, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me followed the man: and the servant took drink, I pray thee.

Rebekah, and went his way. 46 And she made haste, and let down 62 | And Isaac came from the way of her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, the Pwell Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the Drink, and I will give thy camels drink south country. also: so I drank, and she made the ca- 63 And Isaac went out lloto meditate 10r mels drink also.

in the field at the eventide: and he lifted 25.1. 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the ca- & 14 daughter art thou? And she said, The mels were coming. daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's


whom 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and Ezek. 16. Milcah bare unto him: and I put the when she saw Isaac, "she lighted off the 12.03

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65 for she had said unto the servant, 48 ► And I bowed down my head, and What man is this that walketh in the field worshipped the Lord, and blessed the to meet us? And the servant had said, It

LORD God of my master Abraham, which is my master: therefore she took a vail, c ch. 22. 23. had led me in the right way to take my and covered herself.

master's brother's daughter unto his son. 66 And the servant told Isaac all things

49 And now if ye will a deal kindly and that he had done. truly with my master, tell me: and if 67 And Isaac brought her into his monot, tell me; that I may turn to the right ther Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and hand, or to the left.

she became his wife; and he loved her: 50 T Then Laban and Bethuel answer and Isaac 'was comforted after his mo- sch Ps. 118.23. ed and said, 'The thing proceedeth from ther's death. Mark 12. 11. the LORD: we cannot 'speak unto thee I ch. 31. 24. bad or good.

CHAP. xxv. 51 Behold, Rebekah 6 is before thee, 1 The Sons of Abraham by Keturah. 5 The

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The age, death, and burial of Abraham. CHAP. XXV. XXVI. The birth of Esau and Jacob.,

children strive in her womb. 24 The birth | Isaac, Abraham's son: * Abraham begat c Before t
of Esan and Jacob. 27 Their difference. Isaac :
* Esau selleth his birthright.

20 And Isaac was forty years old when , Matt. 1. . THEN again Abraham took a wife, he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter

of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the ch. 32.23 Ches. ? And she bare him Zimran, and sister to Laban the Syrian.

Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and 21 [ And Isaac intreated the LORD
Ishbak, and Shuah.

for his wife, because she was barren: "and
3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and De- the Lord was intreated of him, and "Re- . 23.
dan. And the sons of Dedan were As-bekah his wife conceived.
shurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. 22 And the children struggled together

4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and within her; and she said, If it be so, why Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and El- am I thus ? * And she went to enquire of kn daah. All these were the children of the LORD. Keturah,

23 And the Lord said unto her, 'Two Xe chyby 16. & ch. 246 5 ( And Abraham gave all that he nations are in thy womb, and two manner had unto Isaac.

of people shall be separated from thy bow6 But unto the sons of the concubines, els; and 'the one people shall be stronger 2.2 Sam. 8.

which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, than the other people; and the elder Ach. 27. 29. cca. 14 and sent them away from Isaac his son, shall serve the younger. Judg. 6.3 while he yet lived, eastward, unto the 24 | And when her days to be delieast country.

vered were fulfilled, behold, there were 7 1 And these are the days of the twins in her womb. years of Abraham's life which he lived, an 25 And the first came out red, ball bach, 27. 11, hundred threescore and fifteen years. over like an hairy garment; and they

8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and called his name Esau. Ich 1515 died in a good old age, an old man, and 26 And after that came his brother out, ich. 35. full of years; and was gathered to his and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; e Hos. 12. 3. people.

and a his name was called Jacob; and d eh. 27. 36. 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael Isaac was threescore years old when she buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in bare them. the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the 27 | And the boys grew: and Esau was Hittite, which is before Mamre;

a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and ech. 17.3,5 bch. 23. 16 10 b' The field which Abraham pur- Jacob was ' a plain man, dwelling in tents. & 2.3. B. ich 3 31. chased of the sons of Heth : there was 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because the 37. 37.

Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. did heat of his venison: but Rebekah Hebr. 11.2

11 | And it came to pass after the loved Jacob.

death of Abraham, that God blessed his 29 | And Jacob sod pottage: and E- 1 ch. 27. 13. 194 son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well sau came from the field, and he was faint: 35, 31. Lahai-roi.

30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, 12 Now these are the generations of I pray thee, t with that same red pottage; the beqarith i e£. 1€ 15. Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar for I am faint: therefore was his name with that

red pottage. the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare called || Edom. unto Abraham :

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day 13 And these are the names of the thy birthright. sons of Ishmael, by their names, accord- 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am tat cir. 1803. ing to their generations: the firstborn of the point to die: and what profit shall to die.. Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Ad- this birthright do to me? beel, and Mibsam,

33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, day; and he sware unto him: and "he k Hebr. 12. Me, Hered, 15 || Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, sold his birthright unto Jacob. and Kedemah:

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and pottage of lentiles; and 'he did eat and Eccles. 8.

these are their names, by their towns, drink, and rose up, and went his way: 13. Cor. 19 and by their castles; twelve princes ac- thus Esau despised his birthright. cording to their nations.

17 And these are the years of the life 1 Isaac because of famine went to Gerar. ?
of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and se- God instructeth, and blesseth him. 9 He is
ven years: and he gave up the ghost and

reproved by Abimelech for denying his wife.
died; and was gathered unto his people.

12 He groweth rich. 18 He diggeth Esek, i Sm 15

Sitnah, and Rehoboth. 26 Abimelech mak18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto eth a covenant with him at Beer-sheba. 34

Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest Esau's wives. other toward Asyria: and he + died 'in the A Nosider ehe first famine that was in a ch. 12. 10.

ND there was a eir skap te presence of all his brethren. 19 9 And these are the generations of the days of Abraham. And Isaac went

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