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Abraham entertaineth three angels. GENESIS. llis intercession for Sodom. mise. 17 The destruction of Sodom is reveal- 20 And the LORD said. Because the cry of ed to Abraham. 23.abraham maketh interces-Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because sion for the men thereof.

their sin is very grievous, A Dihe boRiDappeared onto bait in the

21 I will go down now, and see whether plains of Mamre: and he sat in the they have done altogether according to the tent-door in the heat of the day;

cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, 2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and I will know. lo, three men stood by him: and when he 22 And the men turned their faces from saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent- thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abradoor, and bowed himself toward the ground, ham stood yet before the LORD. 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found 23 | And Abraham drew near, and said, favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the thee, from thy servant:

wicked? 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under within the city: wilt thou also destroy and the tree:

not spare the place for the fifty righteous 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and that are therein ? comfort ye your hearts; atier that ye shall 25 That be far from thee to do after this pass on: for therefore are ye come to your manner, to slay the righteous with the wickservant. And they said, So do, as thou hast ed; and that the righteous should be as the said.

wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Judge of all the earth do right? Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three 26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom measures of fine meal, knead it, and make fifty righteous within the city, then I will cakes upon the hearth.

spare all the place for their sakes. 7 And Abraham ran into the herd, and. 27 And Abraham answered and said, Befetched a calf tender and good, and gave it hold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it. unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:

8 And he took butter, and milk, and the 28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the calf which he had dressed, and set it before fisty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city them; and he stood by them under the tree, for lack of five? And he said, Ii I find there and they did eat.

forty and five, I will not destroy it. 9 | And they said unto him, Where is Sa- 29 And he spake unto him yet again, and rah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the said, Peradventure there shall be forty found tent.

there. And he said, I will not do it for for10 And he said, I will certainly return unto ty's sake. thee according to the time of life; and lo, 30 And he said unto him, Ohi, let not the Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradlieard it in the tent-door, which was behind venture there shall thirty be found there. nim.

And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and there. well stricken in age; and it ceased to be 31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken with Sarah after the manner of women. upon mne to speak into the Lord: Perad

12 Therefore Sarah laurhed within herself, venture there shall be twenty found there. saying. After I am waxed old shall I have And he said, I will not destroy it for twenpleasure, my lord being old also ?

ty's sake. 13 And the Lord said unto Abraham, 32 And he said, Oh, let not the Lord be Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I angry, and I will speak yet but this once : of a surety bear a child, whichi am old ? Peradventure ten shall be found there. And

14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake. the time appointed I will return unto thee, 33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as according to the time of life, and Sarah shall he had left communing with Abraham: and have a son.

Abraham returned into his place. 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed

CHAP. XIX. not; for she was afraid.' And he said, Nay; 1 Lot entertaineth two angels. 4 The vicious Sobut thou didst laugh.

domites are stricken with blindness. 12 Lot is 16 And the men rose up from thence, and

sent for safety into the mountains. 18 He oblooked toward Sodom: and Abraham went

taineth leave to go into Zoar. 24 Sodom and with them to bring them on the way.

Gomorrah are destroyed. 26 Lot's wife is a 17 | And the Lord said, Shall I hide from pillar of salt. 30 Lot dwelleth in a cave. 31 Abraham that thing which I do;

Theincestuous original of Moab and Ammon. 18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the AND there came two angels to Sodom at

even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sonations of the earth shall be blessed in him? dom; and Lot, seeing them, rose up to meet

19 For I know him, that he will command them; and he bowed himself with his face his children and his household after him, and toward the ground; they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, tum justice and judgment; that the Lord may in, I pray you, into your servant's house, bring upon Abraham that which he hath and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and spoken of liim.

ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways.

The Sodomites are stricken blind. CHAP. XIX. Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me street all night.

in saving my life: and I cannot escape to the 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and mountain, lest some evil take

me,

and I die: they turned in unto him, and entered into his 20 Behold now, this city is near to flee house; and he made them a feast, and did unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me es. bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. cape thither! (is it not a little one ?) and 4 9 But before they lay down, the men of my soul shall live. the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed 21 And he said unto him, See, I have ac the house round, both old and young, all the cepted thee concerning this thing also, that people from every quarter:

I will not overthrow this city, for the which 5 Ånd they called unto Lot, and said unto thou hast spoken. him, Where are the men which came in to 22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot thee this night? bring them out unto us, do any thing till thou be come thither: therethat we may know them.

fore the name of the city was called Zoar. 6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, 23 | The sun was risen upon the earth and shut the door after him,

when Lot entered into Zoar. 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so 24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and wickedly.

upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the 8 Behold now, I have two daughters which LORD out of heaven; have not known man; let me, I pray you, 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all bring them out unto you, and do ye to them the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, as is good in your eyes: only unto these men and that which grew upon the ground. do nothing; for therefore came they under 26 | But his wife looked back from behind the shadow of my roof.

him, and she became a pillar of salt. 9. And they said, Stand back. And they 27 ? And Abraham gat up early in the said again, This one fellow came in to so- morning to the place where he stood before journ, and he will needs be a judge: Now the LORD: will we deal worse with thee than with them. 28 And he looked toward Sodom and Go. And they pressed sore upon the man, even morrah, and toward all the land of the plain, Lot, and came near to break the door. and beheld, and lo, the smoke of the coun

10 But the men put forth their hand, and try went up as the smoke of a furnace. pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut | 29 And it came to pass, when God deto the door.

stroyed the cities of the plain, that God re11 And they smote the men that were at the membered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the door of the house with blindness, both small midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew and great: so that they wearied themselves the cities in the which Lot dwelt. to find the door.

30 | And Lot went up out of Zoar, and 12 | And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou dwelt in the mountain, and his two daugh here any besides ? son-in-law, and thy sons, ters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast and he dwelt in a cave, he, and his two in the city, bring them out of this place: daughters. 13 For we will destroy this place, because 31 | And the first-born said unto the youngthe

cry of them is waxen great before the er, Our father is old, and there is not a man face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent in the earth to come in unto us after the manus to destroy it.

ner of all the earth: 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, sons-in-law, which married his daughters, and we will lie with him, that we may preand said, Up, get you out of this place; for serve seed of our father. the LORD will destroy this city: but he seem- 33 And they made their father drink wine ed as one that mocked unto his sons-in-law. that night: and the first-born went in, and 15 9 And when the morning arose, then lay with her father; and he perceived not the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take when she lay down, nor when she arose. thy wife, and thy two daughters which are 34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that here, lest thou be consumed in the iniquity the first-born said unto the younger, Behold, of the city.

I lay yesternight with my father: let us 16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold make him drink wine this night also; and upon his hand, and upon the hand of his go thou in, and lie with him, that we may wife, and upon the hand of his two daugh- preserve seed of our father. ters; the LORD being merciful unto him; 35 And they made their father drink wine and tley brought him forth, and set him that night also : and the younger arose, and without the city.

lay with him; and he perceived not when 17 And it came to pass, when they had she lay down, nor when she arose. brought them forth abroad, that he said, Es- 36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot cape for thy life: look not behind thee, with child by their father. neither stay thou in all the plain: escape to 37 And the first-born bare a son, and called the mountain, lest thou be consumed. his name Moab: the same is the father of 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my the Moabites unto this day. Lord!

38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified father of the children of Ammon unto thi day.

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God reproveth Avrimelech.

GENESIS. Isaac born, and Hagar banished. CHAP. XX.

| 17 9 So Abraham prayed unto God: and 1 Abraham sojourneth at Gerar, 2 denieth his God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and

wife, and loseth her. 3 Abimelech is reproved his maid-servants; and they bare children. for her in a dream. 9 He rebuketh Abraham, 18 For the Lord had fast closed up all the 14 restoreth Sarah, 16 and reproveth her. 17 wombs of the house of Abimelech, because He is healed by Abraham's prayer.

of Sarah, Abraham's wife. ND Abraham journeyed from thence

CHAP. XXI. toward the south country, and dwelled 1 Isaac is born. 4 He is circumcised. 6 Sarah's between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned

joy. 9 Hagar and Ishmael are cast forth. 15 in Gerar.

Hagar in distress. 17 The angel comfortoth 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, her. 22 Abimelech's covenant with Abraham She is my sister: And Abimelech king of

at Beer-sheba. Gerar sent and took Sarah.

ND the Lord visited Sarah as he had 3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as py night, and said to him, Behold, thou art he had spoken. but a dead man, for the woman which thou 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham hast taken: for she is a man's wife.

a son in his old age, at the set time of which 4 But Abimelech had not come near her: God had spoken to him. and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a

3 And Abraham called the name of his son righteous nation ?

that was born wito him, whom Sarah bare to 5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? | him, Isaac. and she, even she herself said, He is iny 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, brother: in the integrity of my heart and being eight days old, as God had commandinnocency of my hands have I done this. ed bim.

6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, 5 And Abraham was a hundred years old, I know that thou didst this in the integrity when his son Isaac was born unto him. of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from 6 | And Sarah said, God hath made me to sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee laugh, so that all that bear will laugh with me. not to touch her.

7 And she said, Who would have said unto 7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; Abraham, that Sarah should have given for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for children suck? for I have borne him a son thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore in his old age. her pot, know thou that thou shalt surely die, 8 And the child grew, and was weaned: thou and all that are thine.

and Abraham made a great feast the same 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the day that Isaac was weaned. morning, and called all his servants, and 9' T And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the tuld all these things in their ears: and the Egyptian, which she had borne unto Abramen were sore afraid.

ham, mocking. 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast said unto him, Wbat hast thou done unto out this bond-woman, and her son: for the us? and what have I offended thee, that son of this bond-woman shall not be heir thou hast brought on me and on my king- with my son, even with Isaac. dom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto 11 And the thing

as very grievous in Abrame that ought not to be done.

ham's sight, because of his son. 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, 12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it What sawest thou, that thou hast done this not be grievous in thy sight, because of the thing?

lad, and because of thy bond-woman; in all 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto Surely the fear of God is not in this place; her voice: forin Isaac shallthy seed be called. and they will slay me for my wife's sake. 13 And also of the son of the bond-woman

12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she is will I make a nation, because he is thy seed. the daughter of my father, but not the daugh- 14 And Abraham rose up early in the mornter of my mother: and she became my wife. ing, and took bread, and a bottle of water,

13 And it came to pass, when God caused and gave it unto Hagar (putting it on her me to wander from my father's house, that shoulder) and the child, and sent her away: I said unto her, This is thy kindness which and she departed, and wandered in the wilthou shalt shew unto me; at every place derness of Beer-sheba. whither we shall come, say of me, He is my 15 And the water was spent in the bottle, brother.

and she cast the child underone of the shrubs. 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, 16 And she went, and sat her down over and men-servants, and women-servants, and against him, a good way off, as it were a bow gave them unto Abraham, and restored him shot: for she said, Let me not see the death Sarah his wife.

of the child. And she sat over against him, 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is and listed up her voice, and wept. before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee. 17 And God heard the voice of the lad:

16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have and the angel of God called to Hagar out of given thy brother a thousand pieces of sil- heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, vor: behold, he is to thee a covering of the Hagar? Fear not; for God hath heard the eyes unto all that are with thee, and with all voice of the lad where he is. other: thus she was reproved.

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him w

Covenant with Abimelech.

CHAP. XXII. Abraham's faith and obedience. thy hand: for I will make him a great nation. son, and clave the wood for the burnt-offer19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw ing, and rose up, and went unto the place of a weli of water: and she went, and filled the which God had told him. bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. 4 Then on the third day Abraham listed up

20 And God was with the lad; and he his eyes, and saw the place afar off. grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and be- 5 And Abraham said unto his young men, came an archer.

Abide ye here with the ass, and I and the 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Pa- lad will go yonder and worship, and come ran: and his mother took him a wife out of | again to you. the land of Egypt.

6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt22 | And it came to pass at that time, that offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of he took the fire in his hand and a knife: and his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God they went both of them together. is with thee in all that thou doest:

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his fa. 23 Now therefore swear unto me here by ther, and said, My father: and he said, Here God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but and the wood: but where is the lamb for a according to the kindness that I have done burnt-offering ? unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will land wherein thou hast sojourned.

provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offering : 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. so they went both of them together. 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech be- 9 And they came to the place which God cause of a well of water, which Abimelech's had told him of; and Abraham built an altar servants had violently taken away.

there, and laid the wood in order; and bound 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, the wood. neither yet heard I of it, but to-day.

10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and took the knife to slay his son. and gave thein unto Abimelech : and both 11 And the angel of the LORD called unto of them made a covenant.

him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abra. 28 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of ham. And he said, Here am I. the flock by themselves.

12 And he said, Lay not thine band upon 29 And Åbimelech said unto Abraham, the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: What mean these seven ewe-lambs, which for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast set by themselves?

thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only 30 And he said, For these seven ewe-lambs son, from me. shalt thou take of my hand, that they may 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and be a witness unto me that I have digged this looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught well.

in a thicket by his horns: And Abraham 31 Wherefore he called that place Beers went and took the ram, and offered him up sheba; because there they sware both of for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son. them.

14 And Abraham called the name of that 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer- place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phi. In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen. chol the chief captain of his host, and they 15 | And the angel of the Lord called unto returned into the land of the Philistines, Abraham out of heaven the second time,

33 | And Abraham planted a grove in Beer- 16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith sheba, and called there on the name of the the LORD, for because thou hast done this LORD, the everlasting God.

thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philis-only son: tines' land many days.

17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in CHAP. XXII.

multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the 1 Abrahamis tempted to offer Isaac. 3 He giveth stars of the heaven, and as the sand which

proof of his faith and obedience. 11 The angel is upon the sea-shore; and thy seed shall stayeth him. 13 Isaac is exchanged with a possess the gate of his enemies; ram. 14 The place is called Jehovah jireh. 15 18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of Abraham is blessed again. 20 The generation the earth be blessed; because thou hast of Nahor unto Rebekah.

obeyed my voice. ND it came to pass after these things, 19 So Abraham returned unto his young

that God did tempt Abraham, and said men, and they rose up, and went together to unto hin, Abraham: Ånd he said, Behold, Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beerhere I am.

sheba. 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine 20 | And it came to pass after these things, only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him Milcah, she hath also borne children unto there for a burnt-offering upon one of the thy brother Nahor; mountains which I will tell thee of.

21 Huz his first-born, and Buz his brother, 3 | And Abraham rose up early in the and Kemuel the father of Aram, morning, and saddled his ass, and took two 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, of his young men with him, and Isaac his I and Jidlaph, and' Bethuel.

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The death of Sarah.
GENESIS.

Her burial. 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these the field and the care which was therein, eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's and all the trees that were in the field, that brother.

were in all the borders round about, were 24 And his concubine, whose name was made sure Reumah, she bare also Tebal, and Gahain, 18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the and Thahash, and Maachah.

presence of the children of Heth, before all CHAP. XXIII.

that went in at the gate of his city. 1 The age and death of Sarah. 3 The purchase his wife in the cave of the field of Machipe

19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah of Machpelah, 19 where Sarah was buried. ND Sarali was a hundred and seven lah, before Mamre: the same is llebron in

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

20 And the field, and the cave that is there2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same in were made sure unto Abraham for a posis Hebron in the land of Canaan: And Abra- session of a burying-place, by the sons of ham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep | lleth. for her.

CILAP. XXIV. 3 | And Abraham stood up from before his 1 Abraham sweareth his servant. 10 The serdead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, say

vant's journey : 12 his prayer : 14 his sign. ing,

15 Rebekah meeteth him, 18 fulfilleth his sign,

22 receiveth jewels, 23 she weth her kindred, 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you:

25 and inviteth him home. 26 The servant give me a possession of a burying-place with

blesseth God. 29 Laban entertaineth him. 34 you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

The servant sheweth his message. 50 Laban 5 And the children of Heth answered Abra- and Bethuel approve it. 58 Rebekah consentham, saying unto him,

eth to go. 62 Isaac meeteth her. 6 Hear us, my lord; thou art a mighty ND Abraham was old and well stricken prince among us: in the choice of our sepui- in age: and the Lord had blessed chres bury thy dead: none of us shall with. Abraham in all things. hold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest sermayest bury thy dead.

vant of his house, that ruled over all that he 7 And Abraham stood up and bowed him- had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my self to the people of the land, even to the thigh : children of Heth.

3 And I will make thee swear by the Lord, 8 And he communed with them, saying, If the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, it be your mind that I should bury my dead that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me of the daughters of the Canaanites ainong to Ephron the son of Zohar,

whom I dwell: 9 That he may give me the cave of Mach- 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to pelah, which he hath, which is in the end my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac. of his field; for as much money as it is worth 5 And the servant said unto him, Perad. he shall give it me, for a possession of a bury- venture the woman will not be willing to ing-place among you.

follow me unto this land: must I needs bring 10 And Ephron dwelt among the children thy son again unto the land from whence of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered thou camest ? Abraham in the audience of the children of 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of thou, that thou bring not my son thither again. his city, saying,

7 | The Lord God of heaven, which took 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I ne from my father's house, and from the thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it land of my kindred, and which spake unto thee; in the presence of the sons of my peo- me, and that sware mto me, saying, Unto ple give I it thee: bury thy dead.

thy seed will I give this land: he shall send 12 And Abraham bowed down himself be- his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a fore the people of the land.

wife unto my son from thence. 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audi- 8 And if the woman will not be willing to ence of the people of the land, saying, But follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I this mine oath; only bring not my son thither will give thee money for the field: take it again. of me, and I will bury my dead there. 9. And the servant put his hand under the

14 And Ephron answered Abraham, say- thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to ing unto him,

bim concerning that matter. 15 My lord, bearken unto me: the land is 10 | And the servant took ten camels, of worth four hundred shekels of silver; what the camels of his master, and departed; (for is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore all the goods of his master were in his hand ;) thy dead.

and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, 16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron, unto the city of Nahor. and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver 11 And he made his camels to kneel down which he had named in the audience of the without the city by a well of water, at the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, time of the evening, even the time that wocurrent money with the merchant.

men go out to draw water : 17 9 And the field of Ephron, which was 12 T' And he said, O Lord God of my masin Machpelah, which was before Mamre, ter Abraham, I pray thee, send me good

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