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Chap. XX, XX1 Abimelech rejtoreth Sarah. rein Zoar : and he dwelt in a cave, he the morning, and called all his servants, is two daughters.

and told all these things in their ears; and 11 And the firft born laid unto the the men were sore afraid. ger, Our father is old, and there is not 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham,and

an in the earth to come in unto us after said unto him, What bast thou done unto the maoner of all the earth.

us ? and what have I offended thee, that za Come, let us make our father drink thou hast brought on me and on my kingwine, and we will lie with him, that we dom a great fin? thou hast done deeds may preserve seed of our father. unto me that ought not to be done.

33 And they made their father drink 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, wine that night: and the firit-born went What saweft thou, that thou baft done in, and lay with her father, and he per. this thing? crived not when she lay down, nor when 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Lee arose.

Surely the fear of God is not in this place ; 34 And it came to pass on the morrow and they will Nay me for my wifes fake. that the firft-borg said unto the younger,

12 And

indeed me is my fifter; the Behold, I lay yesternight with my father is the daughter of my father, but not the let us make him drink wine this night al- daughter of my mother : and the became so; and go thou in and lie with him, that my wife. we may preserve feed of our father. 13 And it came to pass, when God ciu.

35 And they made their father drink fed me to wander from my fathers housë, wine that night also:and the younger arose that I said unto her, This is thy kindness and iay with him ; and he perceived not which thou shalt thew unto me; Ac every when the lay down, nor when she arose. place whicher we shall come, say of me,

36 Thus were both the daughters of He is my brother. Lor with child by their father.

14 And Abimelech took meep, and ox. 37. And the fi ft-born bare a fon, and en, and men servants, and women-fer. called his name Moab; the fame is the fa- vants, and gave them un o Abraham, and iber of the Moabites unto this day. restored him Sarah his wife.

38 And the younger the allo bare a son, 15 And Abimelech faid, Bhold, my and called his name Ben-ammi : the same land is before thee : dwell where it pleá

the father of the children of Ammon seth thee. unco this day.

16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I CHA P. XX.

have given thy brother a thousand pieces Nd Abraham journed from thence of filver : behold, he is ro thee a cover. dwelled between Cadena and Shar, and thee, and with all other : thas she was resojoured in Gerar.

proved. 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, 17 G So Abraham prayed unto God : She is my fifter : and Abimelech king of and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, Gerar fenc, and cook Sarah.

and his maid- servants, and they bare Bur God came to Abimelech in a dream children. by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art 18 For the Lord had faft closed up all txi a dead man, for the woman which thou the wombs of the house of Abimelech, be, haft taken: for she is a mans wife. cause of Sarah Abrahams wife. But Abimelech had not come near

CHA P. XXI. ber: and he said, LORD, wilt thou flay allo a righteous nation?

had said, and the LORD did unto $ Said he not unto me, She is my fifter? Sarah as he had spoken. and the even she her self said, He is my bro 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abrather: in the integrity of my heart, and in. ham a fon in his old age, at the set time of Docency of my hands have I done this. which God had spoken to him.

6 And God said unto him in a dream, 3 And Abraham called the name of his Yea, I know that thou didit this in the fon that was born unto him, whom Sarah integrity of thy heart, for I also withheld bare to him, Isaac. thee from finning againit me : therefore 4 And Abraham circumcised his son uffered I thee not to touch her.

Isaac, being eight days old, as God had 2. Now therefore refore the man his commanded him. wife ; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray s And Abraham was an hundred years for thee, and thou shale live: and if thou old, when his son Ifaac was born unto him. Afore her not, know thou that thou shalt 69 And Sarah said, God hath made me farely die, thou and all that are thine. to laugh, so that all that bear, will laugh

8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in with me.



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God tempteih Abraha 7 And Me faid, who would have said nor with my son, nor with my sons fon : unto Abraham thar Sarah Thould have gi. according to the kindness that I have d. ven children fuck ? for I have born him unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and a con in his old age.

the land wherein thou hast rojourned. 8 And the child grew, and was wean 24 And Abraham said, I will swear ed; and Abraham made a great feast the 25 And Abraham reproved Abinelo same day that Ifaac was weaned.

because of a well of water which Abir . | And Sarahsaw the fon of Hagar the lechs servants had violently taken away Egyprian, which the had born unto Abra 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not w ham, mocking.

hath done this thing: neither didft ct 10 Wherefore she faid unio Abraham, tell me, neither yet heard I of it but to a Cast out this bond-woman and her fon: 27 And Abraham took sheep and ox for the son of this bond woman shall not and gave them unto Abimelech : be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

both of them made a covenant.11 And the thing was very prievous in 28 And Abraham fet leven ew-lar Abrahams fight, because of his son. of the flock by themselves.

12 ¢ And God said unto Abraham, Let 29 And Abimelech said unto Abrahi it not be grievous in thy fight, because of What mean these seven ew-lambs, wh the lad, and because of thy bond-woman; thou haft ser by themselves ? in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hear 30 And he said, For these feven e ken unto her voice : for in Isaac that thy. lambs Malt thou take of my hand, t feed be called

they may be a witness unto me, thi 13 And also of the son of the bond-wo- have digged this well. man will I make a nation, because he is 31 Wherefore he called that place Be thy feed.

fheba : because there they fware both 14. And Abrahap rose up early in the them. morning, and cook bread, and a bottle of 32 Thus they made a covenant at Be water and gave it unto Hagar (putting it fheba: then Abimelech rose up,and Phic on her Moulder) and the child, and lent the chief captain of his hoft, and they her away: and the departed , and wan- turned into the land of the Philiftines. dred in the wilderness of Beer-fheba, 33 | And Abraham planted a grc

15. And the water was spent in the in Beer-sheba, and called there on : bottle, and she caft the child under one name of the Lord, the everlafting Go of the fhrubs.

34 And Abraham sojourned in the I 16 And she went, and fat her down over liftines land many days. against him, a good way off, as it were a


Nd it came to death of the . And bim, and lift up her voice and wept. said unto him, Abraham. And he said;

17 And God heard the voice of the lad: hold, here I am. and the angel of God called to Hagar out 2 And he faid, take now thy son, th. of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth only fon Isaac, whom thou loveft, and thee, Hagar? fear not ; for God hath thee into the land of Moriah , and of heard the voice of the lad where he is. him there for a burnt offering upon one

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him the mountains which I will tell thee of. in thine hand: for I will make him a great 3 And abraham rose up early in il nation.

morning, and faddled his ass, and to 19 And God opened her eyes, and the two of his young men with him, and I saw a well of water : and she went and his son, and clave the wood for the bur filled a bottle with water, and gave the offering, and rose up, and went unto 1. lad drink,

place of which God had told him. 20 And God was with the lad, and he 4. Then on the third day Abraham grew and dwelt in the wilderness, and up his eyes and saw the place afar off. Became an archer.

s And Abraham laid unto his you 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of men, abide you here with the ass , ano Paran: and his mother took him a wife out and the lad will go yonder and worth of the land of Egypt.

and come again to you, 22 9. And it came to pass at that time, 6 And Abraham took the wood oft that Abimelech and Phichol the chief ca- burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac i ptain of his hoft spake unto Abraham, say- son, and he took the fire in his har ing, God is with thee in all that thou doeft, and a knife: and they went both of the 23 Now therefore swear unto me here by together.

that thou wilt nor deal fally with me, 7 And Isaac fpake unto Abraham. his


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CHA P. XXIII. umb for a burnt-offering?

Nd Sarah was an hundred and seven rovide himself a lamb for a burnt-offer- the years of the life of Sarah. 08: So they went both of them together. 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba the

And they came to the place which fame is Hebron, in the land of Canaan : Ged bad told him of, and Abraham built and Abraham came to mourn for Sarab, an altar there, and laid the wood in order ; and to weep for her. and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on 3 | And Abraham ftood up from bethe altar upon the wood.

fore his dead, and (pake unto the sons of 10 And Abraham ftretched forth his Hech, saying, hand, and took the knife to lay his son. 4 I am a stranger and a lojourner with

11 And the angel of the LORD called you : give me a poffeffion of a burying; unto him out of heaven, and said, Abra- place with you, that I may bury my dead ham, Abrabam. And he said, Here am I. out of my fighr.

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand s And the children of Heth answered upon the lad, neither do thou any thing Abraham, saying unto him, un:o him ; for now I know that thou 6 Hear us, my lord, thou art a mighty - feareft God, seeing thou haft not with prince amongit us , in the choice of our held thy son, thine only fon from me. sepulchres bury thy dead: none of us shall 11 And Abraham

lifted up his eyes, withhold from thee his fepulchre, but that and looked, and behold, behind him a thou mayet bury thy dead. ram caught in a thicker by his horns : 7 And Abraham stood up and bowed and Abraham went and took the ram, and himself to the people of the land, even to offered him up for a burnt offering, in the the children of Heth. stead of his son.

8 And he communed with them, say: 14 And Abraham called the name of ing, If it be your mind that I should bury that place Jehovah jireh : as it is said to my dead out of my fight, hear me, and inthis day, in the mount of the LORD it treat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar: fall be seen.

9 Thar he may give me the cave of is And the angel of the Lord call- Machpelah, which he hath, which is in ed unto Abraham out of heaven the fe. the end of his field; for as much money as

it is worth he shall give it 'me, for a pos16 And laid, By my self have I sworn, session of a burying place among& you. faith the LORD, for because thou hatt 10 And Ephron dwelt amongAt the childoge this thing, and halt not withheld dren of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite thy son, thine only fon :

answered Abraham in the audience of the 17. That in blessing I will bless thee, children of Heth, even of all that went in and in makiplying I will multiply thy at the gates of his city, saying, feed as the stars of the heaven, and as the 11 Nay, my lord, hear me': the field land which is upon the sea-shore ; and thy give ! thee, and the cave

that is therein I leed foall poffels the gate of his enemies; give it thee; in the presence of the sons of

18 And in thy feed fall all the nations my people give I it thee: bury thy dead. of the earth be bleffed: because thou hast 12 And Abraham bowed down himself obeyed my voice.

before the people of the land. 19 So Abraham returned unto his 13 And he (pake unto Ephron in the young men, and they rose up, and went audience of the people of the land, saying, togerber to Beer-Sheba, and Abraham Bit if thou wilt give it, I pray thee hear dwelt at Beer-fheba.

me : I will give thee money for the field; 20 And it came to pass after these take it of me, and I will bury my dead things, that it was

told Abraham, saying, there. Behold Milcah, the bath also born chil 14 And Ephron anlwered Abraham, dren unto thy brother Nahor ,

laying unto him, 21 Huz his firft-born, and Buz his bro Is My lord, hearken unto me: che land ther, and Kemuel the father of Aram, is worit four hundred fhekels of filver ;

22 And Chesed, and Hezo, and Puldah, what is that becwixt me and thee? bury and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

therefore chy dead. 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these 16 And Abraham hearkned unto E. eight Mulcah did bear to Nahor Abra. phron, and Abraham weighed 10 Ephron hans brother.

the filves, which he had named in the 24 And his concubine whose name as audience of the sons of Hech, four hun

cond time,

Abrahams servants


journey, and fucos dred shekels of filver, currant money with down without the city, by a well of the merchant.

ter, at the time of the evening, even 17 9 And the field of Ephron, which time that women go out to draw war was in Machpelah,, which was before 12 And he said, O LORD God of Mamre, the field and the cave which was mafter Abraham, I pray thee fend therein, and all the trees that were in the good speed this day, and new kind field, that were in all the borders round unto my matter Abraham. about, were made sure

13. Behold, I ftand here by the we 18 Unto Abraham for a poffeffion in water, and the daughters of the me the presence of the children of Hech, be the city come out to draw water : fore all that went in at the gate of his city. 14 And let it come to pass, that

19 And after this Abraham buried Sa- damsel to whom I fall say, Let down rah his wife in the cave of the field of pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drinks Machpelah, before Mamre : the fame is the fall say, Drink, and I will give Hebron in the land of Canaan.

camels drink allo: let the same be the 20 And the field and the cave that i thou hast appointed for thy servant Isa therein were made sure unto Abraham, and thereby shall I know that thou for a poffefsion of a burying-place, by the fewed kindness unto my mafter. fons of Heth.

IS I And it came to pass before he CHA P. XXIV.

done speaking, that behold, Rebe Nd Abraham was old and well came out who was born to Bethuel fo bleffed Abraham in all things:

ther, with her pitcher upon her should 2 And Abraham said unto his eldeft fer 16 And the damsel was very fair tol vant of his house, that ruled over all that upon, a virgin, neither had any i he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under known her and she went down to my thigh:

well, and filled her pitcher, and came 3 And I will make thee fwear by the 17 And the servant ran to meet 1 LORD, the God of heaven and the God and said, Let me (I pray chee) drin of the earth, that thou shalt not take a little water

of thy pitcher. wife unto my son of the daughters of the 18 And she said, Drink, my lord : : Canaanites amongft whom I dwell: Me hafted, and let down her pitcher

4. But thou malt go unto my country, on her hand, and gave bim drink, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto 19. And when she had done giving my fon Isaac.

drink, she said, I will draw water s And the fervant said unto him, Per- thy camels allo, until they have a adventure the woman will not be willing drinking. to follow me unto this land: muft I needs 20 And she hafted, and emptied bring thy fon again unto the land from pitcher into the grough, and ran ac whence thou cameft?

unto the well to draw water, and di 6 And Abraham faid unto him, Deware for all his camels, thou, that thou bring not my con thither 21 And the man wondring at her, h again.

his peace, to wit, whether the LORD 7 9 The LORD God of heaven which made his journey prosperous or not. took me from my fathers house, and from 22 And it came to pass as the can the land of my kindred, and which spake had done drinking, that the man too unto

me, and that sware unto me, saying, golden ear ring, of half a shekel weig Unto thy feed will I give this land he shall and two bracelets for her hands, of send his angel before thee, and thou shalt hekels weight of gold ; take a wife unto my fon from thence. 23 And laid, whose daughter art the

8 And if the woman will not be willing tell me, I pray thee : is there rooo to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear thy fathers houle for us to lodge in? from this my oath; only bring not my son 24 And the said unto him, I am thither again.

daughter of Bethuel the son of Milc 9 And the servant put his hand under which the bare unto Nahor. the thigh of Abraham his master, and 29 She faid moreover unto him, 1 sware to him concerning that matter. have both Atraw and provender enou

1o ( And the servant took ten mels, and room to lodge in. of the camels of his mafter, and departed 26 And the man bowed down his he ( for all the goods of his master were in his and worshipped the LORD. hand :) and he arose and went to Meso 27 And he said, Bleffed be the Lo ramia unto the city of Nahor.

God of my master Abraham, who h. And he made his camels to kneci pot left defiture my matter of his me

Fan eni olaineth bim, Chap. xxiv.

and receiveth his message. 1 his truth : I being in the way, the a little water of thy pitcher to drinki AD led me to the house of my mafters 44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, thren.

and I will also draw for thy camels : let 28 And the damsel ran, and told them the same be the woman whom the LORD her mothers house these things. hath appointed out for my masters son. 29 (And Rebekah had a brother, and 45 And before I had done speaking in 1 Dame was Laban: and Laban ran out mine heart, behold Rebekah came forth ito the man unto the well.

with her pitcher on her shoulder , and 30 And it came to pass when he saw the went down unto the well, and drew xea-ring and bracelets upon his fifters water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, ads, and when he heard the words of I pray thee. bekab his fifter, saying, Thus spake 46 And the made hafte, and let down * man unto me; that he came unto the her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, 331, and behold, he ftood by the camels Drink, and I will give thy camels drink t the well.

allo: so I drank, and the made the camels 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed drink allo. f the LORD, wherefore ftandeft thou 47. And I asked her, and said, whose zithout ? for I have prepared the house, daughter art thou? And she said, The nd room for the camels.

daughter of Bethuel, Nahors son, whom 3a And the man came into the Milcah bare unto him: and I put the ear. oufe: and he ungirded his camels, and ring upon her face, and the bracelets upu zve Araw and provender for the camels, on her hands. od water to wath his feet, and the mens 48 And I bowed down my head, and bet that were with him.'

worshipped the LORD, and blessed the 33 And there was set meat before him LORD God of my matter Abraham, which bea: but he said, I will not eat, until had led me in the right way to take my

have told mine errand. And he said, mafters brothers daughter unto his son. ipeak on.

49 And now if you will deal kindly 34 And he said, I am Abrahams servant and truly with my master, tell me: and 35 And the Lord hath blessed my ma. if not, tell me ; that I may turn to the ter greatly, and he is become great and right hand or to the left. 3 hath given him flocks and herds, and So Then Laban and Bethuel answered živer and gold, and men-servants, and and said, The thing proceedeth from the Daid-Cervants, and camels, and affes. LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or

36 And Sarah my matters wife bare a good. Con to my matter when she was old and si Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take nuo him harb he given all that he hath. her, and go, and let her be thy masters

37 And my master made me swear, say. fons wife, as the Lord hath spoken. 2. Thou halt not take a wife to my S2 And it came to pass, chat when ASon of the daughters of the Canaanitee, brahams servant heard their words, he whole land i dwell :

worshipped the LoĄD, bowing himself to 3$ Bar thou shalt go unto my fathers the earth. pake, and to my kindred, and take a 5} And the servant brought forth jewa wif unto my fon.

els of

and jewels of gold, and rai. 2 And I said unto my mafter, Perad. ment, and gave them to Rebekah : He feature the woman will not follow me. gave also to her brother, and to her mos

And he said unto me, The LORD ther precious things. before whom I walk, will send his angel 54. And they did eat and drink, he and with thee, and profper thy way, and thou the men that were with him, and tarried s take a wife for my son of my kin. all night: and they rose up in the morndres, and of my fathers house.

ing, and he said, Send me away unto my 21 Then shalt thou be clear from this master.

sach, when thou comeft to my kin Ss And her brother and her mother Ered, and if they give not thee one, thou raid, Let the damsel abide with us a fero halt be clear from my oath.

days, at the leaft tep, after that the hall 42 And I came this day unto the well, go. led läd, O LORD God of my matter A. 56 And he said unto them, Hinder me braham, if now thou do prosper by way not, seeing the Lord bath prospered my

way: send me away, that I may go to 13 Behold, I, ftand by the well of wa- my mafter. ; and it hall come to pass, that when 57. And they said, We will call the

virgin correth forth to draw water, damsel, and ecquire at her mouth Ily to ber, Give me, I pray chee, 58 And they called Rebekah

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