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Abram and Lot part.

Genefis their fubftance was great, fo that they could not dwell together.

7 And there was a ftrife between the herdmen of Abrams cattel, and the herdmen of Lots cattel: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.

8 And Abram faid unto Lot, Let there be no ftrife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen for we be brethren.

9 Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thy felf, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right, or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left

To And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD deftroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comeft unto Zoar. II Then Lot chofe him all the plain of Jordan, and Lot journeyed eaft: and they feparated themfelves the one from the other.

12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. 13 But the men of Sodom were wicked, and finners before the LORD exceedingly. 14 And the LORD faid unto Abram, after that Lot was feparated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, north-ward, and fouth-ward, and eaft-ward,and weft-ward. 15 For all the land which thou feeft, to thee will I give it, and to thy feed for ever. 16 And I will make thy feed as the duft of the earth: fo that if a man can number the duft of the earth, then fhall thy feed alfo be numbred.

17 Arife, walk through the land in the length of it, and in the breadth of it: for I will give it unto thee.

18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.


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king of Ellafar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;

2 That thefe made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zebolim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.

3 All the fe were joyned together in the vale of Siddim, which is the falt fea. 4. Twelve years they ferved Chedorlar, and in the thirteenth year they re

The battel of the kings

s And in the fourteenth year came Ch dorlaomer, and the kings that were w him, and fmote the Rephaims in Ath roth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ha and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim,

6 And the Horites in their mount Se unto El-paran, which u by the wilderne 7 And they returned and came to E mishpat, which is Kadefh, and fmote the country of the Amalekites, and al the Amorites that dwelt in Hazezon t mar,

8' And there went out the king of S dom, and the king of Gomorrah, and th king of Admah, and the king of Zebo im, and the king of Bela (the fame is Zoa and they joyned battel with them in th vale of Siddim,

9 With Chedorlaomer the king of 1 lam, and with Tidel king of nations, an Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch kin of Ellafar: four kings with five.

To And the vale of Siddim was full flime-pits, and the kings of Sodom an Gomorrah fled, and fell there: and the that remained fled to the mountain.

11 And they took all the goods of S dom and Gomorrah, and all their victual and went their way.

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12 And they took Lot, Abrams brother fon (who dwelt in Sodom) and his good and departed.

13 And there came one that had efca ped, and told Abram the Hebrew, for h dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite brother of Efhcol, and brother of Aner and thefe were confederate with Abram.

14 And when Abram heard that hi brother was taken captive, he armed hi trained fervants, born in his own houfe three hundred and eighteen, and purfue them unto Dan.

15 And he divided himself against them he and his fervants by night, and fmot them, and purfued them unto Hobah which is on the left hand of Damafcus.

16 And he brought back all the goods and alfo brought again his brother Lo and his goods, and the women alfo, an the people.

17 And the king of Sodom went ou to meet him (after his return from the flughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him) at the valley o Shaveh, which is the kings dale.

18 And Melchizedek king of Salen brought forth bread and wine: and he wa the priest of the moft high God.

19. And he ble fled him, and faid, Blef fed be Abram of the most high God, pol ft flour of heaven and earth:

20 And blt ffed be the most high God which hath delivered thine enemies int


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thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. fhall they come out with great fubftance. 21 And the king of Sodom faid unto Is And thou shalt go to thy fathers in Abram, Give me the perfons, and take the peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old goods to thy felf. age.

22 And Abram faid to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD the most high God, the poffeffour of heaven and earth,

23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoe-latchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, left thou houldft fay, I have made Abram rich: 24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Efhcol, and Mamre, let them take their portion. СНАР. ХV.

After these things the word of the

LORD came unto Abram in a vision, faying, Fear not Abram: I am thy fhield, and thy exceeding great reward.

2 And Abram faid, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, feeing I go childless,

16 But in the fourth generation they fhall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full.

17 And it came to pafs, that when the fun went down and it was dark, behold, a fmoaking furnace, and a burning lamp that paffed between those pieces.

18 In that fame day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, faying, Unto thy feed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt, unto the great river, the river Euphrates:


19 The Kenites and the Kenizzites, and


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

21 And the Amorites and the Canaanites, and the Girgafhites, and the Jebufites. CHAP. XVI.

the feward of my houfe is this Elie- Now Sarai Abrams wife bare him no

zer of Damafcus?

3 And Abram faid, Behold, to me thou haft given no feed and lo, one born in my houfe is mine heir.

4 And behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, faying, This fhall not be thine heir, but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels fhall be thine heir. And he brought him forth abroad,and faid, Look now toward heaven, and tell the ftars, if thou be able to number them: And he faid unto him, So fhall thy feed be, 6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteoufnefs.

7 And he faid unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldeer, to give thee this land to inherit it, And he faid, Lord GOD, whereby fall I know that I fhall inherit ?

9 And he faid unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a fhe-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old,and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon, 10 And he took unto him all thefe, and divided them in the midft, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.

11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcafes, Abram drove them away. 12 And when the fun was going down, a deep deep fell upon Abram, and lo, an horrour of great darkness fell upon him.

children: and the had an handmaid an Egyptian, whofe name was Hagar.

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2 And Sarai faid unto Abram, Behold, now the LORD hath reftrained me from bearing: I pray thee go in unto my maid it may be that I may obtain children by her and Abram hearkned to the voice of Sarai.

3 And Sarai Abrams wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.

And he went in unto Hagar, and the conceived: and when the faw that the had conceived, her miftrefs was defpifed in her eyes.

s And Sarai faid unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bofom, and when the faw that the had conceived, I was defpifed in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.

6 But Abram faid unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand, do to her as it pleafeth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, the fled from her face.

7. And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wildernefs, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

8 And he faid, Hagar, Sara's maid, whence cameft thou? and whither wilt 13 And he faid unto Abram, Know of thou go? And the faid, I flee from the furety that thy feed fhall be a ftranger face of my miftrefs Sarai.

in a land hat is not theirs, and thall ferve 9 And the angel of the LORD faid unto them, and they hail act them four hum her, Return to thy mistress, and fubasis thy felf under her hands.


14 And alfo that nation whom they 19 And the angel of the LORD!
fall ferve, will I judge:. and afterward to her, will multiply thy feed

Abrams name changed. Genefis. ingly, that it fhall not be numbred for multitude..

II And the angel of the LORD faid unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and fhalt bear a fon, and fhalt call his name Ifhmael, becaufe the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

12 And he will be a wild man ; his hand will be against every man, and every mans hand againft him: and he fhall dwell in the prefence of all his brethren.

13 And the called the name of the LORD that fpake unto her, Thou God feeft me: for the faid, Have I alfo here looked after him that feeth me?

14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahai roi, behold, it is between Cadesh and Bered.

Is And Hagar bare Abram a fon: and Abram called his fons name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

16 And Abram was fourscore and fix years old when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.


Nd when Abram was ninety years

Haac promijed. your fore-skin, and it fhall be a token the covenant betwixt me and you.

12 And he that is eight days old fhall] circumcifed among you, every man-chil in your generations, he that is born in t houfe,or bought with money of any ftra ger, which is not of thy feed.


13 He that is born in thy houfe, and that is bought with thy money, muft nee be circumcifed: and my covenant fhall b your flesh for an everlasting covenant 14 And the uncircumcifed man-chil whofe flesh of his fore-skin is not circun cifed,that foul fhall be cut off from his pe ple: he hath broken my covenant.

Is And God faid unto Abraham, A for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call he name Sarai, but Sarah ball her name be 16 And I will bless her, and give the fon alfo of her: yea, I will blefs her,an the fhall be a mother of nations, kings d people shall be of her.


17 Then Abraham fell upon his face and laughed, and said in his heart, fhall child be born unto him that is an hundre years old? and shall Sarah that is ninet

And was ninety verard years old, bear?

to Abram, and faid 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, faying,

4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

5 Neither fhall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name fhall 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 fhall come out of thee.

7 And I will eftablish my covenant between me and thee, and thy feed after thee, in their generations, for an everlafting covenant; to be a God unto thee, and to thy feed after theer

8 And I will give unto thee and to thy feed after thee, the land wherein thou art a ftranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting poffeffion, and I will be their God.

9 And God faid unto Abraham, Thou fhalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy feed after thee, in their generations.

10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep between me and you, and thy feed thee, Every man-child among you comicifed.

18 And Abraham faid unto God, O tha Ishmael might live before thee!

19 And God faid, Sarah thy wife fhal bear thee a fon indeed; and thou fhalt call his name Ifaac: and I will eftablifh my co venant with him for an everlafting cove nant, and with his feed after him.

20 And as for Ifhmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have bleffed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly: twelve princes fhall he be get, and I will make him a great nation.

21 But my covenant will I eftabl:h with Ifaac, whom Sarah fhall bear unto thee at this fet time in the next year.

22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

23 And Abraham took Ishmael his fon, and all that were born in his houfe, and all that were bought with his money every male among the men of Abrahams houfe, and circumcifed the flesh of their fore-skin, in the felf fame day, as God had faid unto him.

24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcifed in the flesh of his fore-skin.

25 And Ihmael his fon was thirteen years old, when he was circumcifed in the flesh of his fore-skin.

26 In the felf fame day was Abraham circumcifed, and Ishmael his fon.

27 And all the men of his house, born in the houfe, and bought with money of the ftranger, were circumcifed with

thall circumcife the flesh of him.


Abraham entertaineth three angels: Chap. xiij.


Nd the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he fat in tent-door in the heat of the day.

2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and lo,three men food by him: and when he faw them, he ran to meet them from the tent-door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

3 And faid, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy fight, pafs not away, I pray thee from thy fervant.

4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and reft your felves under the tree.

And I will fetch a morfel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts, after that, you shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your fervant. And they faid, So do as thou haft faid.

6 And Abraham haftned into the tent unto Sarah, and faid, Make ready quickly three meafures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.

7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he haft ed to dress it.

8 And he took butter and milk, and the calf which he had dreffed, and fet it before them, and he ftood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

And they faid unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? and he faid, Behold, in the tent.

to And he faid, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and lo. Sarah thy wife fhall have a fon. And Sarah heard it in the tent-door,which was behind him.

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, and well ftricken in age: and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within her felf, faying, After I am waxed old, fhall bave pleafure, my lord being old alfo?


And the LORD faid unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, faying, Shall fa furety bear a child, which am old?

14 is any thing too hard for the LORD? at the time appointed will I return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah fhall have a fon.

Is Then Sarah denied, faying, I laughed not: for the was afraid. And he faid, Nay, but thou didst laugh.

16 And the men rofe up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way. 17 And the LORD faid,Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do,

He intercedes for Sodom. all the nations of the earth fhall be bleffed in him?

19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his houthold after him, and they fhall keep the way of the LORD, to do juftice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath fpoken of him.

20 And the LORD faid, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and becaufe their fin is very grievous;

21 I will go down now, and fee whether they have done altogether, according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went towards Sodom: but Abraham ftood yet before the LORD.

23 And Abraham drew near, and faid, Wilt thou alfo destroy the righteous with the wicked?

24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou alfo deftroy and not fpare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to flay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous fhould be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

26 And the LORD faid, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will fpare all the place for their fakes.

27 And Abraham anfwered and faid, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but duft and afhes.

28 Peradventure there fhall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou deftroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not deftroy it.

29 And he fpake unto him yet again, and faid, Peradventure there fhall be forty found there. And he faid, I will not do it for forties fake.

30 And he faid unto him, Oh let not
the Lord be angry, and I will fpeak:
Peradventure there fhall thirty be found
there. And he faid, I will not do it, if I
find thirty there.

31 And he faid, Behold now, I have taken upon me to fpeak unto the Lord: Peradventure there fhall be twenty found there. And he faid, I will not deftroy it for twenties fake.

32 And he faid, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will fpeak yet but this once: Peradventure ten fhall be found there. And he faid, I will not deftroy it for tens fake.

33 And the LORD went his way affoon 18 Seeing that Abraham fhall furely as he had left communing with Abraham become a great and mighty nation, and and Abraham returned unto his place.


Lot Javed, and



the Sodomites destroyed Is And when the morning ar

And there came two angels to Sodom then the angels haftned Lot, faying,

at even; and Lot fat in the gate of rife, take thy wife, and thy two daug Sodom: and Lot feeing them, rofe up to ters which are here, left thou be con meet them, and he bowed himself with med in the iniquity of the city. his face toward the ground,

2 And he said, Behold, now my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your fervants houfe, and terry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rife up early, and go on your ways. And they faid, Nay, but we will abide in the ftreet all night.

3 And he preffed upon them greatly, and they turned in unto him, and entred into his houfe: and he made them a feaft, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compaffed the houfe round,both old and young, all the people from every quarter.

s And they called unto Lot, and faid unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,

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7 And faid, I pray you, Brethren, do not fo wickedly.

8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man, let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto the fe men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

9 And they faid, Stand back. And they faid again, This one fellow came in to fo journ, and he will needs be a judge: Now will we deal worfe with thee, than with them And they preffed fore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. 10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and fur to the door.

I And they fmote the men that were at the door of the houfe with blindnefs, both fmall and great: fo that they wearied themselves to find the door.

12 And the men faid unto Lot, Haft thou here any befides? fon in law, and thy fons, and thy daughters, and whatfo ever thou haft in the city, bring them out of this place.

13 For we will deftroy this place: becaufe the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD, and the LORD hath fent us to destroy it.

16 And while he lingred, the men la hold upon his hand, and upon the ha of his wife, and upon the hand of his tv daughters; the LORD being merciful u to him: and they brought him forth, a fet him without the city.

14 And Lot went out, and fpake unto his fons in law, which married his daughters, and faid, Up,gecye out of this place; for the LORD will deftroy this city: but he feemed as one that mocked unto his ns in law.

17 And it came to pafs when they h brought them forth abroad, that he fa Efcape for thy life, look not behind the neither ftay thou in all the plain: efca to the mountain, left thou be confumed 18 And Lot faid unto them, Oh, not my Lord

19 Behold now, thy fervant hath fou grace in thy fight, and thou haft mag fied thy mercy, which thou haft fhew unto me, in faving my life and I cant efcape to the mountain, left fome e take me, and I die.


20 Behold now, this city is near to f unto, and it is a little one: Oh let efcape thither, (is it not a little one?) a my foul fhall live.

21 And he faid unto him, See, I ha accepted thee concerning this thing al that I will not overthrow this city for t which thou haft fpoken.

22 Hafte thee, efcape thither, for I c not do any thing, till thou be come t ther: therefore the name of the city y called Zoar.

23 The fun was rifen upon the ea when Lot entred into Zoar.

24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodo and upon Gomorrah brimftone and f from the LORD out of heaven.

25 And he overthrew thofe cities, and the plain, and all the inhabitants of the ties, and that which grew upon the grour

26 But his wife looked back from t hind him, and the became a pillar of fal

27 And Abraham gat up early in t morning, to the place where he food t fore the LORD.

28 And he looked toward Sodom a Gomorrah, and toward all the land of t plain, and beheld, and lo, the fmoak the country went up, as the fmoak of furnace.

29 And it came to pafs, when God ftroyed the cities of the plain, that God membred Abraham, and fent Lot out the midft of the overthrow, when overthrew the cities in the which I dwelt.

30 And Lot went up out of Zo and dwelt in the mountain, and his t daughters with him; for he feared


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