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their substance was great, so that they 5 And in the fourteenth year came Cha could not dwell together.

dorlaomer, and the kings that were with 7 And there was a frife between the him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteherdmen of Abrams cattel, and the herde roth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, men of Lotscattel: and the Canaanite and and the Enims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. 6 And the Horites in their mount Seir,

8 And Abram said to Lor, Let there unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness. be no Arife, I pray thee, berween me and 7. And they returned and came to En. thee, and between my herdmen and thy mishpat, which is Radesh, and (mote all herdmen: for we be brethren.

the country of the Amalekites, and also 9 Is not the whole lard before thee? the Amorites that dwelt in Hazezon ta Separate thy self, I pray thee, from me: if mar, Thou wilt take the left hand, then I will 8' And there went out the king of So go to the right, or if thou depart to the dom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the right hand, then I will go to the left king of Admah, and the king of Zeboi.

To And Lot lifted up his eyes, and be im, and the king of Bula (the fame is Zoar, held all the plain of Jordan, that it was and they joyned battel with them in the well watered every where, before the vale of Siddim ; Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, 9 With Chedorlaower the king of E even as the garden of the LORD, like the lam, and with Tidel king of nations, and land of Egypt, as thou comeft unto Zoar. Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king

11 Then Lor chose him all the plain of of Ellafar : four kings with five. Jordan; and Lot journeyed eaft: and they 10 And the vale of Siddim was full oj ieparated themfelves the one from the Nime-pits, and the kings of Sodom and other.

Gomorrah'fled, and fell there : and they 12 Abram dwelled in the land of Ca. that remained Aed to the mountain. naan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the 11 And they took all the goods of So plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. dom and Gomorrah, and all their viduals

13 But the men of Sodom were wicked, and went their way. and finners before the LORD exceedingly. 12 And they took Lot, Abrams brother

14 9 And the LORD frid unto Abram, fon (who dwelt in Sodom) and his goods, after that Lor was separated from him, and departed. Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the 13 And there came one that had esca. place where thou art, north-ward, and ped, and told Abram the Hebrew ; for he fouth-ward, and east-ward,and weft-ward. dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite

Is For all the land which thou seeft, to brother of Ethcol, and brother of Aner thee will I give it, and to thy feed for ever. and these were confederate with Abram.

16 And I will make thy seed as the duft 14. And when Abram heard that his of the earth: so that if a man

can number brother was taken captive, he armed hit the duft of the earth, then Mall thy feed trained servants, born in his own house also be numbred.

three hundred and eighteen, and pursuec 17 Arise, walk through the land in the them unto Dan. length of it, and in the breadth of it : for 15 And he divided himself againft them I will give it unto thee.

he and his sei vants by night, and i'more 18 Then Abram removed his tent, and them, and pursued them unto Hobah, came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is on the left hand of Damascus. which is in Hebron, and built there an al 16 And he brought back all the goods tar unto the LORD.

and also brought again his brother Lor CHA P. XIV.

and his goods, and the women also, anc Amraphe king of Shinar, Arioch 19 x And the king of Sodom went out king of Ellafur, Credorlaomer king of to meet him (afrer his recurn from the Elam, and Tidal king of pagions ; fighter of Chedoriaomer, and of the

2 That tiefe made war with Bera king kings that were with him) at the valley o! of Sodon, and with Birsaa king of Go- Shaveh, which is the kings dale. morrah, Shinab king of Admah, and She. 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem mebei king of Zebolim, and the king of brought forth bread and wine: and he w4. Bela, which is Zoar.

The prieft of the moft high God. 3. All tht se were joyned together in 19 And he bleed him, and said, Blef the vale of Siddim, which is the sale fia. ledve Abram of the most high God, por

4. Twelve years they ferved Chedo:la. fclour of heaven and earth : ir, and in she thirret nib year they re- co And ble tid be the most high God,

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by hand. And he gave him eithes of all, fall they come out with great substance.

21 And ihe king of Sodom said unto IS And thou shalt go to thy fathers in Abram, Give me the persons, and take the peace; thou halt be buried in a good old goods to thy self.

age. 22 And Abram said to the king of So 16 Bur in the fourth generation they dom, I have lift up mine band unto the hall come hither again : for the iniquity LORD the most high God, the poffeffour of the Amorite is not yet full. of heaven and earth,

17 And it came to pass, that when the 23 That I will not take from a thread fun went down and it was dark, behold, a even to a fhoe-latcher, and that I will not smoaking furnace, and a burning lamp take any thing that is thine, left thou that paffed between those pieces. houldīt say, I have made Abram rich : 18 In that same day the Lord made a 24 Save only that which the young men covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy have eaten, and the portion of the men seed have I given this land, from the river which went with me, Aner, Escol, and of Egypt, unto the great river, the river Mamre ; let them take their portion. Euphrates: CHA P. XV.

i9 The Kenites and the Kenizzites, and Fter these things the word of the the Kadmonites,

20 And the Hitcites, and the Perizzites, saying

, Fear not Abram: I am thy shield, and the Rephaims, and thy exceeding great

reward. 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaa. 2 And Abram faid, Lord God, what nites,and the Girgashites, and the Jebufies, wil give me, go ,

CHAP. XVI.

Ow Sarai Zer of Damafcus ? 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. haft given no leed: and lo, one born in 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold, my house is mine heir.

now the LORD hath reftrained me from And behold, the word of the LORD bearing: I pray thee go in unto my maid , came unto him, saying, This thall not be it may be that I may obtain children by thine beit, but he that thall come forth out her : and Abram hearkned to the voice of of thise own bowels thall be thine heir. Sarai.

$ And he brought him forth abroad and 3 And Sarai Abrams wife took Hagar laid, Look now toward heaven, and tell her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had the fars, if thou be able to nutaber them : dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, And be said unto him, So Thall thy feed be. and gave her to her husband Abram to be

6 And he believed in the LORD ; and his wife. he counted it to him for righteousness.

4 | And he went in unto Hagar, and 7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD the conceived : and wben she saw that the akat brought thee out of Ur of the Chal- had conceived, her mistress was despised deer

, to give thee this land to inherit it, & And he said, Lord GOD, whereby s And Sarai said unto Abram, My fall I know that I shall inherit t? wrong be upon thee: I have given my 9 And he said unto him, Take me an maid into thy borom, and when the law beifer of three years old, and a she-goat of that she had conceived, I was despised in three years old, and a ram of three years her eyes : the LORD judge between me old and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon. and thee.

10 And he took unto him all these, and 6 But Abram laid unto Sarai, Behold, divided tbem in the midft, and laid each thy maid is in thy hand, do to her as it piece one againf another : but the birds pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hard

jy with her, the fled from her face. 11 And when the fowls came down up 7.4 And the angel of the LORD found on the carcases, Abram drove them away. her by a fountain of water in the wilder

12 And when the sun was going down, ness, by. the fountain in the way to Shur. : deep deep fell upon Abram ; and lo, an 8. And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, hortour of great darkness fell upon him.

whence cameft thou ? and whither wilt 3 And he said unto Abram, Krow of thou go? And she faid, I fee from the obsery that thy feed fall be a ftranger face of my miftres Sarai. in a land best is not theirs, and shall kirve 2 And the angel of the LORD said unto them, end they fail id them four hum her, Return to thy mistress, and fubo is

thy self under her hands. 14 And also that nation whom they 19 And the angel of the LORD? naü ftare, will I i ydge :. and afterward. so beri Lwill multiply thy fear!

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the covenant betwixt me and you. 11 And the angel of the Lord said un 12 And he that is eight days old shall E to her, Behold, thou art with child, and circumcised among you, every man-chil Male bear a son, and shalt call his name in your generations, he that is born in th Ishmael, because the Lord hath heard house,or bought with money of any ftras thy affliction.

ger, which is not of thy feed. 12 And he will be a wild man his 13. He that is born in thy house, and hand will be again't every man, and every that is bought with thy money, must need mans hand against him; and he shall dwell be circumcifed : and my covenant shall b in the presence of all his brethren. in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

13 And the called the name of the LORD 14 And the uncircumcised man-chilo that spake unto her, Thou God seeft me: whole flesh of his fore-skin is not circum for the faid, Have I also here looked after cised that foul shall be cut off from his pec him that seeth me?

ple: he hath broken my covenant. 14 Wherefore the well was called Reer Isi 9 And God said unto Abraham, A lahai roi ; behold, it is between Cadeth for Sarai thy wife, thou fale not call he and Bered.

name Sarai, but Sarah Mall her name be. 15 And Hagar bare Abram a fon : 16 and I will bless her, and give the and Abram called his sons name, which a son also of her: yea, I will bless her,an Hagar bare, Immael.

The shall be a mother of nations ; kings c 16 & And Abram was fourscore and six people shall be of her. years old when Hagar bare Ishmael to 19 Then Abraham fell upon his face Abram.

and laughed, and said in his heart, shall. C = A P. XVII.

child be born unto him that is an hundre: And when Aberaman was ninety pred years old, band fall Sarah that is ninet to Abram, and said unto him, I am the 18 And Abraham faid unto God, tha Almighty God, walk before me, and be Ihmael miglir live before thee! thou perfect

19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shal 2 And I will make my covenant be. bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt cal: tween me and thee, and will multiply his name llaac: and I will establish my co thee exceedingly.

venant with him for an everlasting cove 3. And Abram fell on his face: and God nant, and with his feed after him. talked with him, saying,

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard 4. As for me, behold, my covenant is thee: Behold, I have bleffed him, and wil with thee, and thou shalt be a father of make him fruitful, and will multiply him many nations.

exceedingly : twelve princes shall he be ş Neither shall thy name any more be get, and I will make him a great nation. called Abram, but thy name shall be A 21 But my covenant will I eftabl:sh with · braham, for a father of many nations have Ifaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto thee at I made thee.

this set time in the next year. 6 And I will make thee exceeding 22 And he left off talking with him, fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and God went up from Abraham. and kings Thall come out of thee.

23 ! And Abraham took Ishmael his 7 And I will establish my covenant be- fon, and all that were born in his house, tween me and thee, and thy feed after and all that were bought with his money, thee, in their generations, for an everlaft- every male among the men of Abrahams ing covenant ; to be a God.unto thee, and house; and circumcised the Aeth of their to thy feed afer theer'

fore-skin, in the self same day, as God had 8 And I will give unto thee and to thy said unto him. feed after thee, the land wherein thou art 24 And Abraham was ninety years old a ftranger, all the land of Canaan, for an and nine, when he was circumcised in the everlasting poffeffion, and I will be their ficib of his fore.skin. God.

25 And Ihmael his son was thirteen ? And God said unto Abraham, Thou years old, when he was circumcised in the fhalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and flcth of his fore-skin. thy leed after thee, in their generacions. 26 In the self same day was Abraham 1010 This is my covenant, which ye shall circumcised, and linnael his son. keep between me and you, and thy feed 27 And all the men of his house, born

hee, Every man-child among you in the house, and bought with money of vornicised.

ine stranger, were circumcised with ihall circumcise the fleth of him.

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all the nations of the earth Thall be blessed Nd the Lord appeared unto him in in him ?

the plains of Mamre: and he fat in 19 For I know him, that he will comne rent-door in the heat of the day. mand his children and his houfhold after ? And he lift up his eyes and looked, him, and they hall keep the way of the and lo,chree men food by him: and when Lond, to do justice and judgment; that he few tbem, he ran to meet them from the LORD may bring upon Abraham that she tent-door, and bowed himself toward which he hath spoken of him. the ground,

20 And the Lord laid, Because the cry 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and befound favour in thy fight, pass not away, cause their fin is very grievous ; I pray thee from thy fervant.

21 I will go down now, and fee whe. 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be ther they have done altogether, according fetched, and wash your feet, and reft your to the cry of it, which is come unto me; fcleos under the tree.

and if not, I will know. ş And I will fetch a morsel of bread, 22 And the men turned their faces from and comfort ye your hearts, after that, you thence, and went towards Sodom : but fall cas on: for therefore are ye come to Abraham stood yet before the LORD. your servant. And they said, So do as thou 23 I And Abraham drew near, and haft said.

frid, Wilt thou alo destroy the righteous 6 And Abraham haftned into the tent with the wicked ? uneo Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly 24 Peradventure there be fifty rightetree measures of fine meal, knead it, and ous within the city: wilt thou allo defroy make cakes upon the hearth.

and not (pare the place for the fifty righ7. And Abraham ran unto the herd, teous that are therein ? and fetcht a calf tender and good, and 25 That be far from thee to do after give it unto a young man ; and he haft this manner, to Nay the righteous with

the ed to dress it.

wicked : and that the righteous should be & And he took butter and milk, and as the wicked, that be far from thee : Shall the calf which he had dressed, and let it not the Judge of all the earth do right? before them; and he stood by them un 26 And the Lord (uid, if I find in Soder the tree, and they did eat:

dom fifty righteous within the city, then And they laid unto him, Where is I will spare all the place for their lakes. Sarah thy wife? and he said, Behold, in 27 And Abraham answered and said, Be

hold now, I have taken upon me to speak 10 And he said, I will certainly return unto the Lord, which am but duft and ashes. trato che according to the time of life ; 28 Peradventure there thall lack five of and lo. Sarah thy wife shall have a son. the fifty righteous : wilt thou deftroy all And Sarah heard it in the tenr-door,which the city for lack of five? And he said, If ** behind him.

I find there forty and five, I will not de11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, ftroy it. dwell stricken in age : and it ceased to 29 And he spake unto him yet again, be with Sarah after the manner of women. and said, Peradventure there shall be forry

!: Therefore Sarah laughed within her found there. And he said, I will not do it felf

, saying, After I am waxed old, shall I for forties fake. have pleasure, my lord being old allo? 30 And he said unto him, Oh let not

! And the Lord said unto Abraham, the Lord be angry, and I will speak : Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall i Peradventure there shall thirty be found Ga lurety bear a child, which am old? there. And he said, I will not do it, if I 14 is any thing too hard for the LORD ? find thirty there. at the time appointed will I return unto 31 And he said, Behold now, I have thee, according to the time of life, and taken upon me to speak unto the Lord : Sarah shall have a son.

Peradventure there shall be twenty found Is Then Sarah denied, saying, I laugh- there. And he said, I will not deftroy it ed not: for the was afraid. And he said, for twenties fake. Ney, but thou didft laugh.

32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord 1. And the men rose up from thence, be angry, and I will speak yet but this and looked toward Sodom and Abraham once : Peradventure ten fhall be found weat with

them to bring them on the way. there. And he faid, I will not destroy it 17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide froin for tens lake. Abraham that thing which I do,

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

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CHAP. XIX.

Is And when the morning arof Nd there came two angels to Sodom then the angels haftned Lot, saying,

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

16 And while he lingred, the men lai 2 And he said, Behold, now my lords, hold upon his hand, and upon the har. turn in, I pray you, into your servants of his wife, and upon the hand of his tu house, and terry all night, and wash your daughters ; the LORD being merciful u feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on to him: and they brought him forth, ar your ways. And they said, Nay, but we set him without the city. will abide in the ftreer all night.

17 And it came to pass when they ha 3 And he pressed upon them greatly, brought them forth abroad, that he fair and they turned in unto him, and entred Escape for thy life ; look not behind the into his house : and he made them a neither Aay thou in all the plain : escay feaft, and did bake unleavened bread, and to the mountain, left thou be consumed they did eat.

18 And Lot laid unto them, Oh, not: 4.9 But before they lay down, the men my Lord of the city, even the men of Sodom, com 19 Behold now, thy servant hath four. poffed the house round, both oldandyoung, grace in thy sight, and thou hast magn all the people from every quarter. fied thy mercy, which thou hast shewe

s And they called unto Lot, and said unto me, in saving my life: and I canna unto him, Where are the men which came escape to the mountain, left fome ev in to thee this night? bring them out un take me, and I die. to us, that we may know them.

20 Behold now, this city is near to file 6 And Lot went out at the door unto unto, and it is a little one: Oh ler o them, and thut the door after him, escape thither, (is it nor a little one?) ac

7 And faid, I pray you, Brethren, do my soul thall live. not fo wickedly.

21 And he said unto him, See, I hav 8 Behold now, I have two daughters accepred thee concerning this thing all which have not known man ; let me, I that I will not overthrow this city for th pray you, bring them out unto you, and do which thou haft spoken. ye to them as is good in your eyes : only 22 Hafte thee, escape thither; for I car unto these men do nothing; for therefore not do any thing, till thou be come tb came they under the shadow of my roof. ther: therefore the name of the city w

9 And they said, Stand back. And they called Zoar. faid again. This one fellow came in to foc 23 The fun was risen upon the eart journ, and he will needs be a judge: Now when Lot entred into Zoar. will we deal worfe with thee, than with 24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodop them and they pregled fore upon the man, and upon Gömorr-h brimstone and for even Lot, and came near to break the door. from the LORD Out of heaven.

10 But the men put forth their hand, 25. And he overthrew those cities, and al and pulled Lot into the house to them, the plain, and all the inhabitants of the c and four to the door.

ties, and that which grew upon the ground It And they (mote the men that were 26 9 But his wife looked back from be at the door of the house with blindness, hind him, and the became a pillar of salt, both small and great: so that they wearied 27 4 And Abraham gar up early in th themselves to find the door.

morning, to the place where he tood be 12 9 And the men said unto Lot, Haft fore the LORD. thou here any besides ? fon in law, and 28 And he looked toward Sodom an thy fons, and thy daughters, and whatso Gomorrah, and toward all the land of th ever thou haft in the city, bring them out plain, and beheld, and lo, the smoak o of this place.

the country went up, as the smoak of 13 For we will destroy this place : be- furnace. cause the cry of them is waxen great be 29 ? And it came to pass, when God de fore the face of the LORD, and the LORD stroyed the cities of the plain, that God re hath fent us to destroy it.

membred Abraham, and sent Lot out o 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto the midft of the overthrow, when b his sons in law, which married his daugh- overthrew the cities in the which Lo ters, and said, Up,gęcye out of this place; dwelt. for the LORD will destroy this city: but 30 I And Lot went up out of Zoal he seemed as one that mocked unto his and dwelt in the mountain, and his twi ons in law.

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