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is promised again, and confirmed by a Sign, 12 and a

Vision. Ver. 1 AFTER these Things the Word of the LORD

a came unto Abram in a Vision, saying, Fear not, Abram : I am thy SHIELD, and thy exceeding great REWARD.

2 And Abram said, LORD God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go CHILDLESS, and the Steward of my House is this Eliezer of Damascus ?

3 And Abram faid, Behold, to me thou hast given no SEED : and lo, one born in my House is mine Heir.

4 And behold, the WORD of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine Heir, but he that shall come forth out of thine own Bowels fhall be thine Heir..

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward Heaven, and tell the SȚARS, if thou be able to NUMBER them : and he said unto him, So shall thy Seed be.

6 i And he BELIEVED in 'Rom. iv. 3 What saith the Scrithe LORD: and he counted it prure! Abraham BELIEVED God, and

" it was counted unto him for RIGHto him for RIGHTEOUSNESS. TEOUSNESS 7 And he said unto him, 13 For the PROMISE that he should

be the Heir of the World, was not I am the LORD that brought is I am the LORD that brought to Abraham, or to his Seed through thee out of the Land of Ur the Law, but through the RIGHTËof the Chaldees, to give thee OUSNESS of Faith,

14 For if they which are of the this Land to inherit it.

Law be HEIRS, Faith is made void, 8 And he said, LORD and the PROMISE made of none EfGod, whereby shall I know feat.

Is Because the Law worketh Wrath: that I shall inherit it?

for where no Law is, there is no 9 And he said unto him, Transgression. " Take me an Heifer of three . 16. Therefore it is of Faith, that

it might be by Grace; to the END Years old, and a She-goat of the PROMISE might be sure to all three Years old, and a Ram the Seed, not to that only which is of three Years old, and a

of the Law, but to that allo which is of three i ears old, asta a of the Faith of ABRAHAM, who is Turtle-dove, and a young the Father of us all, Pigeon.

17 (As it is written, I have made 10 And he took unto him 10 And he took unto niin before him whom he BELIEVED, even

thee a FATHER of many Nations ) all there, and divided them God who QUICKNETH the Dead, and in the Midst, and laid each calleth those Things which BE NOT,

as though THEY WERE. Piece one againit another: 18 Who against HOPE, BELIEVED but the Birds divided he in Hope, that he might become the

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11 And when the Fowls to that which was spoken, so thall came down upon the Carca

sca 19 And being not weak in FAITH, fes, Abram drove them away. he considered not his own Body now 12 And when the Sun was DEAD, whco he was about an hun

dred Years old, neither yet the DEADgoing down, a deep Sleep fell

NESS of Sarah's Womb. upon Abram; and lo, an Hor 20 HE STAGGERED not at the Proror of great Darkness fell up- MISE of God through UNBELIEF ; but

was STRONG in FAITH, giving GLORY on him.

to God. 21 And being fully PERSWADED, that what he had PROMISED, he was ABLE allo to perform. - 22 And therefore it was IMPUTED to him for RIGHTEOUSNESS. 23 Now it was not WRITTEN for his SAKE ALONE, that it was impured to

24 But for us ALSO, to whom it shall be iMPUTED, if we BELIEVE On him that RAISED up JEsus our LORD from the Dead,

25 Who was DELIVERED for our OFFENCES, and was RAISED again for our JUSTIFICATION.

Gal. iii, 6 Even as Abraham BELIEVED God, and it was accounted to him for RIGHTEOUSNESS.

7 Know ye therefore, that they which are of Faith, the same are the CHILDREN of Abraham,

8 And the Scripture foreseeing that God would justify the HEATHEN through FAITH, preached before the GOSPEL unto Abraham, saying, In chec thall all NATIONS bc BLESSED.

9 So then they which be of FAITH, are BLESSED with faithful Araham.

13 CHRIST hath redeemed us from the Curse of the Law, being made a Curse for us : for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a Tree :

14 That the BLESSING of Abraham might come on the GENTILES through JESUS CHRIST ; that we might receive the PROMISE of the SPIRIT through FAITH

John viji, s6 Abraham REJOYCED to see my Day, and he saw it, and was glad.

s7 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty Years old, and haft thou seen Abraham? So And Jesus faith unto them, Before Abraham was, I AM. 13 k And he said unto A- * Ads vii. 6 And God spake on

this wife, That his Seed should robram, Know of a Surety that it

1 surely mal journ in a strange Land, and that thy Seed shall be a Stranger in they should bring them into Bon: a Land that is not theirs, and dage, and intreat them EyIL FOUR

HUNDRED Years, Inall lerve them, and they 7 And the Nation to whom they Thall afflict them FOUR HUN- shall be in Bondage, will I JUDGE, DRED Years.

said God: and after that shall they

come forth, and serve me in this 14 And also that Nation


PLS whom they shall serve, will I JUDGE : and afterward shall they come out with great Substance.

15 And thou shalt go to thy Fathers in Peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old Age.

16 But in the fourth Generation they shall come hither ägain : for the Iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

17 And it came to pass, that wben the Sun went down, and it was dark, behold, a smoaking Furnace, and a burning Lamp that passed between those Pieces.

18 In that same Day the LORD made a Covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy Seed have I given this Land, from the River of Egypt, unto the great River, the River Euphrates :

19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,

21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

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Ver. N O W I Sarai A- ' Gal. iv. 22. It is written, That IV bram's Wife bare Abraham had two Sons, the one by

are a Bond-maid, the other by a Frcehim no Children : and she woman. had an Handmaid an Egyp- 23 Bar he who was of the Bond

woman was born after the FLESH: tian, whose Name was Ha- but he of the Free-woman was by gar.

PROMISE. 2 And Sarai faid unto A

24. Which Things are an ALLEGObram, Behold, now the LORD the one from the MOUNT SINAI, which

RY; for these are the two COVENANTS ; hath restrained me from bear- gendereth to BONDAGE, which is Aing: I pray thee go in unto gar..

25 For this Agar is MOUNT SINAI my Maid ; it may be that I in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusamay obtain Children by her : lem which now is, and is in BONDAGE and Abam bearkened to the with her Children. and Abram hearkned to the w

• 26 But Jerusalem which is above, Voice of Sarai.

is FREE, which is the Mother of us 3 And Sarai Abram's Wife all. took Hagar her Maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten Years in the Land of Canaan, and gave her to her Huse band Abram to be his Wife.

4. And he went in unto Hagar, and the conceived : And when she saw that she had conceived, her Mistress was despised in her Eyes.

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Ver. 1 AND when Abram was ninety Years old and nine,

1 the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

2 And I will make my COVENANT between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

3 And Abram fell on his Face : and God talked with him, saying,

4 As for me, behold, my Covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a Father of many Nations.

5 Neither shall thy Name any more be called Abram ; but thy Name shall be ABRAHAM, for a Father of many Nations have I made thee.

6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make Nations of thee ; and Kings shall come out of thee.

7 And I will establish my COVENANT between me and thee, and thy Seed after thee, in their Generations for an everlasting Covenant ; to be a God unto thee, and to thy Seed after thee.

8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy Seed after thee, the Land wherein thou art a Stranger, all the Land of Canaan, for an everlasting Poffeflion ; and I will be their

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