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to go into Zoar.

CHAP. XX. Abraham denieth his wife. 20 Behold now, this city is near to he perceived not when she lay down,

nor when she arose. let me escape thither! (is it not a little 34 And it came to pass on the morone?) and my soul shall live.

row, that the firstborn said unto the 21 And he said unto him, See, I have younger, Behold, I lay yesternight accepted thee concerning this thing with my father: let us make him drink also, that I will not overthrow this city, wine this night also; and go thou in, for the which thou hast spoken. and lie with him, that we may preserve

22 Haste thee, escape thither; for seed of our father. I cannot do any thing till thou be come 35 And they made their father drink thither. Therefore the name of the wine that night also : and the younger city was called Zoar.

arose, and lay with him; and he per23 | The sun was risen upon the ceived not when she lay down, nor earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

when she arose. 24 Then the Lord rained

upon

So 36 Thus were both the daughters of dom and upon Gomorrah brimstone Lot with child by their father. and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 37 And the firstborn bare a son, and

25 And he overthrew those cities, called his name Moab: the same is the and all the plain, and all the inhabit- father of the Moabites unto this day. ants of the cities, and that which grew 38 And the younger, she also bare upon the ground.

a son,

and called his name Ben-ammi: 26 | But his wife looked back from the same is the father of the children behind him, and she became a pillar of Ammon unto this day, of salt.

CHAP. XX. 27 And Abraham gat up early in 1 Abraham sojourneth at Gerar, 2 denieth his

wife, and loseth her. 3 Abimelech is reproved the morning to the place where he

for her in a dream. 9 He rebuketh Abraham, stood before the LORD:

14 restoreth Sarah, 16 and reproveth her. 17 28 And he looked toward Sodom He is healed by Abraham's prayer. and Gomorrah, and toward all the land And Abraham journeyed from thence of the plain, and beheld, and lo, the toward the south country, and dwellsmoke of the country went up as the ed between Kadesh and Shur, and sosmoke of a furnace.

journed in Gerar. 29 | And it came to pass, when 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his God destroyed the cities of the plain, wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech that God remembered Abraham, and king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. sent Lot out of the midst of the over 3 But God came to Abimelech in a throw, when he overthrew the cities dream by night, and said to him, Bein the which Lot dwelt.

hold, thou art but a dead man, for the 30 | And Lot went up out of Zoar, woman which thou hast taken: for she and dwelt in the mountain, and his two is a man's wife. daughters with him ; for he feared to 4 But Abimelech had not come near dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, her: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay he, and his two daughters.

also a righteous nation ? 31 And the firstborn said unto the 5 Said he not unto me, She is my younger, Our father is old, and there is sister and she, even she herself said, pot a man in the earth to come in unto He is my brother: in the integrity of us after the manner of all the earth : my heart and innocency of my hands

32 Come, let us make our father have I done this. drink wine, and we will lie with him, 6 And God said unto him in a dream, that we may preserve seed of our fa- | Yea, I know that thou didst this in the ther.

integrity of thy heart; for I also with33 And they made their father drink held thee from sinning against me: wine that night: and the firstborn therefore suffered I thee not to touch went in, and lay with her father; and her,

are thine.

Abimelech restoreth Sarah. GENESIS.

Isaac is born, 7 Now therefore restore the man his lech, because of Sarah, Abraham's wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall wife. pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and

CHAP. XXI. if thou restore her not, know thou that 1 Isaac is born. 4 He is curcumcised. 6 Sa

rah's joy. 9 Hagar and Ishmael are cast thou shalt surely die, thou and all that

forth. 15 Hagar in distress. 17 The angel

comforteth her. 22 Abimelech's covenant with 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in Abraham at Beer-sheba. the morning, and called all his servants, And the LORD visited Sarah as he and told all these things in their ears: had said, and the Lord did unto Saand the men were sore afraid.

rah as he had spoken. 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare and said unto him, What hast thou Abraham a son in his old age, at the done unto us? and what have I offend- set time of which God had spoken to ed thee, that thou hast brought on me him. and on my kingdom a great sin? thou 3 And Abraham called the name of hast done deeds unto me that ought his son that was born unto him, whom not to be done.

Sarah bare to him, Isaac. 10 And Abimelech said unto Abra 4 And Abraham circumcised his son ham, What sawest thou, that thou hast Isaac, being eight days old, as God had done this thing?

commanded him.

I thought, Surely the fear of God is not years old, when his son Isaac was in this place; and they will slay me born unto him. for my wife's sake.

6 And Sarah said, God hath made 12 And yet indeed she is my sister; me to laugh, so that all that hear will she is the daughter of my father, but laugh with me. not the daughter of my mother: and 7 And she said, Who would have she became my wife.

said unto Abraham, that Sarah should 13 And it came to pass, when God have given children suck ? for I have caused me to wander from

my

father's borne him a son in his old age. house, that I said unto her

, This is thy | 8 And the child grew, and was weankindness which thou shalt shew unto ed: And Abraham made a great feast me; at every place whither we shall the same day that Isaac was weaned. come, say of me, He is my brother. 9 | And Sarah saw the son of Ha

14 And Abimelech took sheep, and gar the Egyptian, which she had borne oxen, and menservants, and women- unto Abraham, mocking. servants, and gave them unto Abra 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his ham, Cast out this bondwoman, and wife.

her son: for the son of this bond15 And Abimelech said, Behold, woman shall not be heir with my son, my land is before thee: dwell where even with Isaac. it pleaseth thee.

11 And the thing was very grievous 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, in Abraham's sight,because of his son. I have given thy brother a thousand 12 And God said unto Abraham, pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee Let it not be grievous in thy sight,bea covering of the eyes unto all that cause of the lad, and because of thy are with thee, and with all other: thus bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath she was reproved.

said unto thee, hearken unto her voice: 17 So Abraham prayed unto God: for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. and God healed Abimelech, and his

his 013 And also of the son of the bondwife, and his maidservants; and they woman will I make a nation, because bare children.

he is thy seed. 18 For the LORD had fast closed

up 14 And Abraham rose up early in all the wombs of the house of Abime- | the morning, and took bread, and a

An angel comforteth Hagar. CHAP. XXII. Trial of Abraham's faith. bottle of water, and gave it unto Ha 27 And Abraham took sheep and gar (putting it on her shoulder) and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech: the child, and sent her away: and she and both of them made a covenant. departed, and wandered in the wilder 28 And Abraham set seven eweness of Beer-sheba.

lambs of the flock by themselves. 15 And the water was spent in the 29 And Abimelech said unto Abrabottle, and she cast the child under ham, What mean these seven ewe one of the shrubs.

lambs, which thou hast set by them16 And she went, and sat her down selves? over against him a good way off, as it 30 And he said, For these seven ewe were a bowshot: for she said, Let me lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that not see the death of the child. And they may be a witness unto me that she sat over against him, and lifted up I have digged this well. her voice, and wept.

31 Wherefore he called that place 17 And God heard the voice of the Beer-sheba; because there they sware lad: and the angel of God called to both of them. Hagar out of heaven, and said unto 32 Thus they made a covenant at ber, What aileth thee, Hagar ? Fear Peer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, not; for God bath heard the voice of and Phichol the chief captain of his the lad where he is.

host, and they returned into the land 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold of the Philistines. him in thine hand; for I will make $3 9 And Abraham planted a grove him a great nation.

in Beer-sheba, and called there on the 19 And God opened her eyes, and name of the LORD, the everlasting she saw a well of water : and she God. went, and filled the bottle with water, 34 And Abraham sojourned in the and gave the lad drink.

Philistines' land many days. 20 And God was with the lad; and

CHAP. XXII. he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, 1 Abraham is tempted to offer Isaac. 3 He and became an archer.

giveth proof of his faith and obedience. 11 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness

The angel stayeth him. 13 Isaac is erchanged

14 The place is called Jehovahof Paran : and his mother took him a jireh. 15 Abraham is blessed again. 20 The wife out of the land of Egypt.

generation of Nahor unto Rebekah. 22 & And it came to pass at that And it came to pass after these things, time, that Abimelech and Phichol the that God did tempt Abraham, and said ehief captain of his host spake unto unto him, Abraham: and he said, BeAbraham, saying, God is with thee in hold, here I am. all that thou doest :

2 And he said, Take now thy son, 23 Now therefore swear unto me thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, bere by God, that thou wilt not deal and get thee into the land of Moriah; falsely with me, nor with my son, nor and offer him there for a burnt offerwith my son's son: but according to ing upon one of the mountains which the kindness that I have done unto I will tell thee of. thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the 3 And Abraham rose up early in land wherein thou hast sojourned. the morning, and saddled his ass, and

24 And Abraham said, I will swear. took two of his young men with him,

25 And Abraham reproved Abime- and Isaac his son, and clave the wood lech because of a well of water, for the burnt offering, and rose up, which Abimelech's servants had vio- and went unto the place of which God lently taken away.

had told him. 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not 4 Then on the third day Abraham who hath done this thing: neither didst lifted up his eyes, and saw the place thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, afar off. bat to day.

5 And Abraham said unto his young

with a ram.

!

Abraham is blessed.

GENESIS.

The death of Sarah. men, Abide ye here with the ass, and and thy seed shall possess the gate of I and the lad will go yonder and wor- his enemies; ship, and come again to you.

18 And in thy seed shall all the na6 And Abraham took the wood of tions of the earth be blessed; because the burnt offering, and laid it upon thou hast obeyed my voice. Isaac his son; and he took the fire in 19 So Abraham returned unto his bis hand and a knife: and they went young men, and they rose up,and went both of them together.

together to Beer-sheba; and Abraham 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba. his father, and said, My father: and he 20 | And it came to pass after these said, Here am I, my son. And he said, things, that it was told Abraham, sayBehold the fire and the wood: but | ing, Behold, Milcah, she hathalso borne where is the lamb for a burnt offering ? children unto thy brother Nahor;

8 And Abraham said, My son, God 21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his will provide himself a lamb for a burnt brother, and Kemuel the father of offering: so they went both of them Aram, together.

22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pil9 And they came to the place which dash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. God had told him of; and Abraham 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: built an altar there, and laid the wood these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, in order; and bound Isaac his son, and Abraham's brother. laid him on the altar

upon

the wood. 24 And his concubine, whose name 10 And Abraham stretched forth his was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and hand, and took the knife to slay his son. Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah. 11 And the angel of the LORD call

CHAP. XXIII. ed unto him out of heaven, and said, | 1 The age and death of Sarah. 3 The purchase Abraham, Abraham. And he said,

of Machpelah, 19 where Sarah was buried. Here am I.

And Sarah was an hundred and seven 12 And he said, Lay not thine hand and twenty years old: these were the upon the lad, neither do thou any thing years of the life of Sarah. unto him: for now I know that thou 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba ; fearest God, seeing thou hast not with- the same is Hebron in the land of Caheld thy son, thine only son, from me. naan : and Abraham came to mourn 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, for Sarah, and to weep for her.

a 3 [ And Abraham stood up from ram caught in a thicket by his horns: before his dead, and spake unto the and Abraham went and took the ram, sons of Heth, saying, and offered him up for a burnt offering 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner in the stead of his son.

with you : give me a possession of a 14 And Abraham called the name buryingplace with you, that I may of that place Jehovah-jireh : as it is bury my dead out of my sight. said to this day, In the mount of the 5 And the children of Heth answerLORD it shall be seen.

ed Abraham, saying unto him, 15 And the angel of the LORD 6 Hear us, my lord; thou art a called unto Abraham out of heaven mighty prince among us: in the choice the second time,

of our sepulchres bury thy dead: none 16 And said, By myself have I sworn, of us shall withhold from thee his sesaith the LORD, for because thou hast pulchre, but that thou mayest bury done this thing, and hast not withheld thy dead. thy son, thine only son :

7 And Abraham stood up and bow17 That in blessing I will bless thee, ed himself to the people of the land, and in multiplying I will multiply thy even to the children of Heth. seed as the stars of the heaven, and as 8 And he communed with them, saythe sand which is upon the sea shore; 1 ing, If it be your mind that I should

from

The purchase of Machpelah. CHAP. XXIV. Abraham sweareth his servant. bury my dead out of my sight; hear 20 And the field, and the cave that me, and entreat for me to Ephron the is therein were made sure unto Abrason of Zohar,

ham for a possession of a burying9 That he may give me the cave of place, by the sons of Heth, Machpelah, which he hath, which is

CHAP. XXIV. in the end of his field; for as much 1 Abraham sweareth his servant. 10 The ser

vant's journey: 12 His prayer: 14 His sign. money as it is worth he shall give it

15 Rebekah meeteth him, 18 fulfilleth his me, for a possession of a buryingplace sign, 22 receiveth jewels, 23 sheweih her kin. among you.

dred, 25 and inviteth him home. 26 The ser. 10 And Ephron dwelt among the

vant blesseth God. 29 Laban entertaineth

him. 34 The servant sheweth his message. children of Heth. And Ephron the 50 Laban and Bethuel approve it. 58 Rebe Hittite answered Abraham in the au kah consenteth to go. 62 Isaac meeteth her. dience of the children of Heth, even And Abraham was old and well of all that went in at the gate of his stricken in age: and the LORD had city, saying,

blessed Abraham in all things. 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest give I thee, and the cave that is there- servant of his house, that ruled over in, I give it thee; in the presence of all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy the sons of my people give I it thee: hand under my thigh : bury thy dead.

3 And I will make thee swear by the 12 And Abraham bowed down him- LORD, the God of heaven, and the self before the people of the land. God of the earth, that thou shalt not

13 And he spake unto Ephron in the take a wife unto my son of the daughaudience of the people of the land, say- ters of the Canaanites among whom ing, But if thou wilt give it, I pray I dwell : thee, hear me: I will give thee money 4 But thou shalt go unto my counfor the field: take it of me, and I will try, and to my kindred, and take a wife bury my dead there.

unto my son Isaac. 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, 5 And the servant said unto him, saying unto him,

Peradventure the woman will not be 15 My lord, hearken unto me: the willing to follow me unto this land : land is worth four hundred shekels of must I needs bring thy son again unto silver; what is that betwixt me and the land from whence thou camest? thee? bury therefore thy dead.

6 And Abraham said unto him, Be16 And Abraham hearkened unto ware thou, that thou bring not my son Ephron, and Abraham weighed to thither again. Ephron the silver which he had named 7 The LORD God of heaven, in the audience of the sons of Heth, which took me from my father's house, four hundred shekels of silver, current and from the land of my kindred, and money with the merchant.

which spake unto me, and that sware 17 And the field of Ephron, which unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I ucas in Machpelah, which was before give this land : he shall send his angel Mamre, the field and the cave which before thee, and thou shalt take a wife was therein, and all the trees that were unto my son from thence. in the field, that were in all the borders 8 And if the woman will not be willround about, were made sure ing to follow thee, then thou shalt be

18 Unto Abraham for a possession, clear from this mine oath ; only bring in the presence of the children of not my son thither again. Heth, before all that went in at the 9 And the servant put his hand under gate of his city.

the thigh of Abraham his master, and 19 And after this, Abraham buried sware to him concerning that matter. Sarah his wife in the cave of the field 10 | And the servant took ten caof Machpelah before Mamre: the mels, of the camels of his master, and same is Hebron in the land of Canaan. I departed; (for all the goods of his

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