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Their wickedness. GENESIS
Lot urged to flee. 3 And he pressed upon them great- | unto his sons in law, which married ly; and they turned in unto him, his daughters, and said, Up, get you and entered into his house; and he out of this place ; for the LORD will made them a feast, and did bake destroy this city. But he seemed unleavened bread, and they did eat, as one that mocked unto his sons in
4. But before they lay down, the law. men of the city, even the men of 15 And when the morning arose, Sodom, compassed the house round, then the angels hastened Lot, sayboth old and young, all the people ing, Arise, take thy wife, and thy from every quarter:
two daughters, which are here; lest 5 And they called unto Lot, and thou be consumed in the iniquity of said unto him, Where are the men the city. which came in to thee this night? | 16 And while he lingered, the men bring them out unto us, that we laid hold upon his hand, and upon may know them.
the hand of his wife, and upon the 6 And Lot went out at the door hand of his two daughters; the LORD unto them, and shut the door after being merciful unto him: and they
brought him forth, and set him with7 And said, I pray you, brethren, out the city. do not so wickedly.
| 17 | And it came to pass, when 8 Behold now, I have two daugh- they had brought them forth abroad, ters which have not known man; that he said, Escape for thy life, let me, I pray you, bring them out | look not behind thee, neither stay unto you, and do ye to them as is thou in all the plain; escape to the good in your eyes: only unto these mountain, lest thou be consumed. men do nothing: for therefore camel 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, they under the shadow of my roof. not so, my lord : 9 And they said, Stand back. And 19 Behold now, thy servant hath they said again. This one fellow | found grace in thy sight, and thou came in to sojourn, and he will hast magnified thy mercy, which needs be a judge: now will we thou hast shewed unto me in saving deal worse with thee, than with my life; and I cannot escape to the them. And they pressed sore upon mountain, lest some evil take me, the man, even Lot, and came near and I die: to break the door.
20 Behold now, this city is near to 10 But the men put forth their fee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, band, and pulled Lot into the house let me escape thither, (is it not a to them, and shut to the door. little one ?) and my soul shall live.
11 And they smote the men that 21 And he said unto him, See, I were at the door of the house with ) have accepted thee concerning this blindness, both small and great: so thing also, that I will not overthrow that they wearied themselves to this city, for the which thou hast find the door.
spoken. 12 And the men said unto Lot, | 22 Haste thee, escape thither; for Hast thou here any besides ? son in I cannot do any thing till thou be law, and thy sons, and thy daugh- come thither. Therefore the name ters, and whatsoever thou hast in of the city was called Zoar. the city, bring them out of this ! 23 | The sun was risen upon the place:
earth when Lot entered into Zoar. 13 For we will destroy this place, | 24 Then the LORD rained upon because the cry of them is waxen Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimgreat before the face of the LORD; stone and fire from the LORD out of and the Lord hath sent us to de- | heaven; stroy it.
25 And he overthrew those cities, 14 And Lot went out, and spake and all the plain, and all the inhab. Lot lcaveth Zoar.
Abraham at Gerar itants of the cities, and that which and called his name Moab: the same grew upon the ground.
is the father of the Moabites unto 26 But his wife looked back from this day. behind him, and she became a pillar | 38 And the younger, she also bare of salt.
la son, and called his name Ben-am- . 27 And Abraham gat up early mi: the same is the father of the in the morning to the place where children of Ammon unto this day. he stood before the LORD :
CHAPTER XX. 28 And he looked toward Sodom
Abraham sojourneth at Gerar, 2 and denieth his and Gomorrah, and toward all the rife. 3 Abimelech taking her is re proved in a land of the plain, and beheld, and,
dream. 9 He rebuketh Abraham, 14 restorech
Sarah, 16 and reproveth her. 17 At the interces lo, the smoke of the country went sion of Abraham, he is healed. up as the smoke of a furnace. AND Abraham journeyed from
29 And it came to pass, when God A thence toward the south coundestroyed the cities of the plain, try, and dwelt between Kadesh and that God remembered Abraham, and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. sent Lot out of the midst of the over 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his throw, when he overthrew the cit- wife, She is my sister: and Abimeies in the which Lot dwelt.
lech king of Gerar sent, and took 30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, Sarah. and dwelt in the mountain, and his 3 But God came to Abimelech in two daughters with him; for he a dream by night, and said to him, feared to dwell in Zoar: and he | Behold, thou art but a dead man, dwelt in a cave, he and his two for the woman which thou hast daughters.
| taken ; for she is a man's wife. 31 And the firstborn said unto the 4 But Abimelech had not come younger, Our father is old, and there near her: and he said, Lord, wilt is not a man in the earth to come thou slay also a righteous nation ? in unto us after the manner of all 5 Said he not unto me, She is my the earth :
sister? and she, even she herself 32 Come, let us make our father said, He is my brother: in the indrink wine, and we will lie with tegrity of my heart and innocency him, that we may preserve seed of of my hands have I done this. our father.
I 6 And God said unto him in a 33 And they made their father dream, Yea, I know that thou didst drink wine that night: and the first this in the integrity of thy heart; born went in, and lay with her fa- for I also withheld thee from sinther; and he perceived not when ning against me: therefore suffered she lay down, nor when she arose. I thee not to touch her.
34 And it came to pass on the 7 Now therefore restore the man morrow, that the firstborn said unto his wife; for he is a prophet, and the younger, Behold, I lay yester- he shall pray for thee, and thou night with my father: let us make shalt live: and if thou restore her him drink wine this night also; not, know thou that thou shalt sureand go thou in, and lie with him, ly die, thou, and all that are thine. that we may preserve seed of our 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early father.
in the morning, and called all his 35 And they made their father servants, and told all these things drink wine that night also: and the in their ears: and the men were younger arose, and lay with him ; | sore afraid. and he perceived not when she lay | 9 Then Abimelech called Abradown, nor when she arose.
| ham, and said unto him, What hast 36 Thus were both the daughters thou done unto us? and what have of Lot with child by their father. I offended thee, that thou hast 37 And the firstborn bare a son, I brought on me and on my kingdom
Lot leaveth Zoar. GENESIS
The birth of Isaac. itants of the cities, and that which and called his name Moab: the same
d his name Moab: the same a great sin! thou hast done deeds
a great sin! thou hast done deeds grew upon the ground.
3 And Abraham called the name
and | 18 the lather of the Moabites untu unto me that ought not to be done. of his son that was born unto him, 26 But his wife looked back from this day. behind him, and she became a pillar
10 And Abimelech said unto Abra- whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
38 And the younger, she also ban of salt.
ham, What sawest thou, that thou 4 And Abraham circumcised his a son, and called his name Ben-all hast done this thing?
son Isaac being eight days old, as 27 And Abraham gat up early mi: the same is the father of the 11 And Abraham said, Because I God had commanded him. in the morning to the place where children of Ammon unto this day. thought, Surely the fear of God is 5 And Abraham was a hundred he stood before the LORD:
CHAPTER XX. not in this place; and they will slay years old, when his son Isaac was 28 And he looked toward Sodom
Abraham smjourneth at Gerar, 2 and denial
born unto him.
dream. 9 He rebuketh Abraham, 14 rested
ter; she is the daughter of my fa- made me to laugh, so that all that lo, the smoke of the country went sion of Abraham, he is healed. ther, but not the daughter of my hear will laugh with me. up as the smoke of a furnace. LA ND Abraham journeyed from mother; and she became my wife. 7 And she said, Who would have
29 And it came to pass, when God A thence toward the south cour 13 And it came to pass, when God said unto Abraham, that Sarah destroyed the cities of the plain, try, and dwelt between Kadesh aat caused me to wander from my fa- should have given children suck ? that God remembered Abraham, and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. ther's house, that I said unto her, for I have borne him a son in his sent Lot out of the midst of the over- 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his This is thy kindness which thou old age. throw, when he overthrew the cit- / wife, She is my sister: and Abime
shalt shew unto me; at every place 8 And the child grew, and was ies in the which Lot dwelt. llech king of Gerar sent, and tons
nither we shall come, say of me, weaned : and Abraham made a
He is my brother. 30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, Sarah.
great feast the same day that Isaac
14 And Abimelech took sheep, and was weaned. and dwelt in the mountain, and his 3 But God came to Abimelech i two daughters with him; for he a dream by night, and said to hin
axen, and menservants, and women- 9 And Sarah saw the son of feared to dwell in Zoar: and he Behold, thou art but a dead man
servants, and gave them unto Abra- | Hagar the Egyptian, which she had
ham, and restored him Sarah his borne unto Abraham, mocking. dwelt in a cave, he and his two for the woman which thou hast daughters. taken; for she is a man's wife.
10 Wherefore she said unto Abra
15 And Abimelech said, Behold. I ham, Cast out this bondwoman and 31 And the firstborn said unto the 4 But Abimelech had not come
my land is before thee: dwell where younger, Our father is old, and there near her: and he said, Lord, will
her son: for the son of this bondwo
man shall not be heir with my son, is not a man in the earth to come thou slay also a righteous nation!
5 Said he not unto me, She is mi
16 And unto Sarah he said, Be- even with Isaac. in unto us after the manner of all sister ? and she, even she herself
I have given thy brother al 11 And the thing was very grievthe earth :
nd pieces of silver: behold, ous in Abraham's sight because of 32 Come, let us make our father said, He is my brother: in the it
he is to thee a covering of the eyes, his son. drink wine, and we will lie with tegrity of my heart and innocency
that are with thee, and 12 And God said unto Abraham, 6 And God said unto him in s
Other : thus she was re- Let it not be grievous in thy sight proved.
| because of the lad, and because of 7 80 Abraham prayed unto thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah
! God healed Abimelech, hath said unto thee, hearken unto vile, and his maidservants; her voice; for in Isaac shall thy
seed be called. ne LORD had fast closed 13 And also of the son of the bond
woman will I make a nation, be
it pleaseth thee.
up all the wombs of the house of
Abimelech, because of Sara
him, that we may preserve seed of of my hands have I done this. our father.
33 And they made their father dream, Yea, I know that thou didst drink wine that night: and the first this in the integrity of thy heart; born went in, and lay with her fa- for I also withheld thee from SDther; and he perceived not when / ning against me: therefore suffered she lay down, nor when she arose. I thee not to touch her. .
34 And it came to pass on the 7 Now therefore restore the man morrow, that the firstborn said unto his wife; for he is a prophet, and the younger, Behold, I lay yester- he shall pray for thee, and to night with my father: let us make shalt live: and if thou restore het him drink wine this night also: /not, know thou that thou shalt sureand go thou in, and lie with him. I ly die, thou, and all that are thine. that we may preserve seed of our 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early father.
1 in the morning, and called all his 35 And they made their father / servants, and told all these things drink wine that night also: and the in their ears: and the men weru younger arose, and lay with him; sore afraid. and he perceived not when she lar! 9 Then Abimelech called Apa down, nor when she arose.
ham, and said unto him, What hast 36 Thus were both the daughters thou done unto us? and what have of Lot with child by their father. il offended thee, that thou hast 37 And the firstborn bare a son, ' brought on me and on my kingdom
par in distress. 17 An angel comforteth
and the child, and sem
2 For Sarah conceive
14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a
bottle of water, and gave it unto and Ishmael are cast forth. 15 Hagar, putting it on her shoulder,
and the child, and sent her away:
and she departed, and wandered in RD visited Sarah as the wilderness of Beer-sheba. ou said, and the LORD did 15 And the water was spent in the
e nad spoken. bottle, and she cast the child under arah conceived, and bare one of the shrubs.
| 16 And she went, and sat her down od had spo- over against him a good way off, as Tit were a bowshot: for she said, Let
Abraham ordered me not see the death of the child. ewe lambs shalt thou take of my And she sat over against him, and hand, that they may be a witness lifted up her voice, and wept. unto me, that I have digged this
17 And God heard the voice of well. the lad; and the angel of God call- 31 Wherefore he called that place ed to Hagar out of heaven, and said Beer-sheba ; because there they unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? | sware both of them. fear not; for God hath heard the 32 Thus they made a covenant at voice of the lad where he is, Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up,
18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold and Phichol the chief captain of his him in thine hand; for I will make host, and they returned into the him a great nation.
land of the Philistines. 19 And God opened her eyes, and 33 And Abraham planted a grove she saw a well of water; and she in Beer-sheba, and called there on went, and filled the bottle with wa- the name of the LORD, the everlastter, and gave the lad drink.
ing God. 20 And God was with the lad; 34 And Abraham sojourned in the and he grew, and dwelt in the wil- Philistines' land many days. derness, and became an archer. 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness
CHAPTER XXII. of Paran : and his mother took him
Abraham commanded to offer Isaac. 3 He giveth
proof of his faith and obedience. 11 The Angel a wife out of the land of Egypt. stayeth him. 13 A ram is sacrificed instead of 22 And it came to pass at that
Isaac. 14 The place is called Jehovah-jireh. 15
Abraham es blessed again. 20 The children time, that Abimelech and Phichol of Nahor. the chief captain of his host spake AND it came to pass after these unto Abraham, saying, God is with A things, that God did tempt thee in all that thou doest:
Abraham, and said unto him, Abra23 Now therefore swear unto me ham: and he said, Behold, here I am. here by God, that thou wilt not deal 2 And he said, Take now thy son, falsely with me, nor with my son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou nor with my son's son: but accord- lovest, and get thee into the land of ing to the kindness that I have done Moriah ; and offer him there for a unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, burnt offering upon one of the and to the land wherein thou hast mountains which I will tell thee of. sojourned.
| 3 ( And Abraham rose up early 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. in the morning, and saddled his ass, 25 And Abraham reproved Abim- and took two of his young men with elech because of a well of water, him, and Isaac his son, and clave which Abimelech's servants had vio- the wood for the burnt offering, and lently taken away.
rose up, and went unto the place of 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not which God had told him. who hath done this thing: neither 4 Then on the third day Abraham didst thou tell me, neither yet heard lifted up his eyes, and saw the place I of it, but to day.
afar off. 27 And Abraham took sheep and 5 And Abraham said unto his oxen, and gave them unto Abime- young men, Abide ye here with the lech; and both of them made a ass; and I and the lad will go yonder covenant.
and worship, and come again to you. 28 And Abraham set seven ewe 6 And Abraham took the wood of lambs of the flock by themselves. the burnt offering, and laid it upon
29 And Abimelech said unto Abra- Isaac his son; and he took the fire ham, What mean these seven ewe in his hand, and a knife; and they lambs which thou hast set by them. went both of them together. selves?
| 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham 30 And he said, For these seven his father, and said, My father: and
to offer up Isaac. GENESIS.
Death of Sarah. he said, Here am I, my son. And 19 So Abraham returned unto his he said, Behold the fire and the young men, and they rose up and wood: but where is the lamb for a went together to Beer-sheba; and burnt offering ?
| Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba. 8 And Abraham said, My son, God 20 And it came to pass after will provide himself a lamb for a these things, that it was told Abraburnt offering: so they went both ham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she of them together.
hath also borne children unto thy 9 And they came to the place which brother Nahor; God had told him of; and Abraham 21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his built an altar there, and laid the brother, and Kemuel the father of wood in order, and bound Isaac his Aram, son, and laid him on the altar upon 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pi). the wood.
dash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 10 And Abraham stretched forth 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: his hand, and took the knife to slay these eight Milcah did bear to Nahis son.
hor, Abraham's brother. 11 And the Angel of the LORD 24 And his concubine, whose name called unto him out of heaven, and was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, said, Abraham, Abraham: and he and Gaham, and Thahash, and said, Here am I.
Maachah. 12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou
CHAPTER XXIII. any thing unto him : for now I know The age and death of Sarah. 3 The purchase of that thou fearest God, seeing thou
Machpelah, 19 where Sarah was buried. hast not withheld thy son, thine AND Sarah was a hundred and only son from me.
A seven and twenty years old : 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, these were the years of the life of and looked, and behold behind him Sarah. a ram caught in a thicket by his 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; horns: and Abraham went and took the same is Hebron in the land of the ram, and offered him up for a Canaan: and Abraham came to burnt offering in the stead of his mourn for Sarah, and to weep for
her. 14 And Abraham called the name ! 3 And Abraham stood up from of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is before his dead, and spake unto the said to this day, In the mount of the sons of Heth, saying, Lord it shall be seen.
4 I am a stranger and a sojourner 15 And the Angel of the Lord with you: give me a possession of a called unto Abraham out of heaven buryingplace with you, that I may the second time,
bury my dead out of my sight. 16 And said, By myself have I 5 And the children of Heth answersworn, saith the LORD, for because ed Abraham, saying unto him, thou hast done this thing, and hast 6 Hear us, my lord : thou art a not withheld thy son, thine only son, mighty prince among us: in the
17 That in blessing I will bless choice of our sepulchres bury thy thee, and in multiplying I will mul- dead; none of us shall withhold tiply thy seed as the stars of the from thee his sepulchre, but that heaven, and as the sand which is thou mayest bury thy dead. upon the sea shore; and thy seed 7 And Abraham stood up, and bowshall possess the gate of his ene- / ed himself to the people of the land, mies:
even to the children of Heth. 18 And in thy seed shall all the 8 And he communed with them, nations of the earth be blessed; be- saying, If it be your mind that i canse thou hast obeyed my voice. should bury my dead out of my