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The beginning of the flood. GENESIS, VII.

The waters asswage. after their kind, of every creeping thing of creased greatly upon the earth ; and the ark the earth after his kind, two of every sort went upon the face of the waters. shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. 19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly

21 And take thou unto thee of all food that upon the earth; and all the high hills, that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; were under the whole heaven, were covered. and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. 20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters 22 Thus did Noah; according to all that prevail; and the mountains were covered. God commanded him, 80 did he.

21 And all flesh died that moved upon the

earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of CHAPTER VII.

beast, and of every creeping thing that creep1 Noah, with his family, and the living creatures, eth upon the earth, and every man:

enter into the ark. 17 The beginning, increase, 22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of and continuance of the food.

life, of all that was in the dry land, died.

23 And every living substance was destroyed and all thy house into the ark; for thee which was upon the face of the ground, both have I seeu righteous before me in this gene- man, and cattle, and the creeping things, ration.

and the fowl of the heaven; and they were 2 of every clean beast thou shalt take to destroyed from the earth': and Noah only thee by sevens, the male and his female: and remained alive, and they that isere with him of beasts that are not clean by two, the male in the ark. and his female.

24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth 3 or fowls also of the air hy sevens, the male an hundred and fifty days. and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

CHAPTER VIII. 4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to 1 The waters asswage: 4:7he ark resteth on Ararat.

7 The raven and the dove. 15 Noah, being com. rain upon the earth forty days and forty

manded, 18 goeth forth of the ark. 20 He buildeth nights; and every living substance that I an altar, and offereth sacrifice, 21 which God achave made will I destroy from off the face cepteth, and promiscth to curse the earth no more. of the earth. 5. And Noah did according unto all that A Nidi God remembered Noah, and every

living thing, and all the cattle that was the LORD commanded him.

with him in the ark : and God made a wind to 6 And Noah was six hundred years old pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged; when the flood of waters was upon the earth. 2 The fountains also of the deep and the ? 9 And Noah went in, and his sons, and windows of heaven were stopped, and the his wife, and his sops' wives with him, into rain from heaven was restrained; the ark, because of the waters of the flood. 3 And the waters returned from off the

8 Of clean beasts, and of bcasts that are not earth continually: and after the end of the clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. creepeth upon the earth,

4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, 9 There went in two and two unto Noah on the seventeenth day of the month, upon into the ark, the male and the female, as the mountains of Ararat. God had commanded Noah.

5 And the waters decreased continually un10 And it came to pass after seven days, that til the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the waters of the flood were upon the earth. the first day of the month, were the tops of 11 ? In the six hundredth year of Noah's the mountains seen. life, in the second month, the seventeenth 6 9 And it came to pass at the end of forty day of the month, the same day were all the days, that Noah opened the window of the fountains of the great deep broken up, and ark which he had made: the windows of heaven were opened.

7 And he sent forth a raven, which went 12 A the rain was upon the earth forty fo to fro, until the waters were dried and forty nights

up from off the earth. Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of see if the waters were abated from off the Noah, and Noah's wife, and the thrce wives face of the ground; of his sons with them, into the ark;

9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of 14 They, and every beast after his kind, her foot, and she returned unto him into the and all the cattle after their kind, and every ark, for the waters were on the face of the creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth whole earth : then he put forth his hand, and after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, took her, and pulled her in unto him into every bird of every sort.

the ark. 15 And they went in unto Noah into the 10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the again be sent forth the dove out of the ark; breath of life.

11 And the dove came in to bim in the 16 and they that went in, went in male evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive and female of all flesh, as God had com- leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the manded him: and the LORD shut him in. waters were abated from off the earth.

17 And the flood was forty days upon the 12 And he stayed yet other seven days; earth; and the waters increased, and bare up and sent forth the dove; which returned not the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. again unto him any more. 18 And the waters prevailed, and were in- 13 4 And it came to pass in the six huu..

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God blesseth Noah.

God's covenant. dredth and first year, in the first month, the 9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant first day of the month, the waters were dried with you, and with your seed after you ; up from off the earth: and Noah removed 10 And with every living creature that is the covering of the ark, and looked, and, be with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of hold, the face of the ground was dry. every beast of the earth with you; from all

14 And in the second month, on the seven that go out of the ark, to every beast of the and twentieth day of the month, was the earth. earth dried.

11 And I will establish my covenant with 15 | And God spake unto Noah, saying, you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any 16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, more by the waters of a flood; neither shall and thy sons, and thy song' wives with thee. there any more be a flood to destroy the

17 Bring forth with thee every living thing carth. that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, 12 And God said, This is the token of the and of cattle, and of every creeping thing covenant which I make between me and you that creepeth upon the earth; that they and every living creature that is with you, may breed abundantly in the earth, and be for perpetual generations: fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall 18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and be for a token of a covenant between me and his wife, and his sons' wives with him: the earth.

19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and 14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be the earth, after their kinds, went forth out seen in the cloud: of the ark.

15 And I will remember my covenant, which 20 4 And Noah builded an altar unto the is between me and you and every living creaLORD; and took of every clean beast, and of ture of all flesh; and the waters shall no every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings more become a flood to destroy all flesh. on the altar.

16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and 21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; I will look upon it, that I may remember the and the LORD said in his heart, I will not everlasting covenant between God and every again curse the ground any more for man's living creature of all flesh that is upon the sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil earth. from his youth; neither will I again smite 17 And God said unto Noah, This is the any more every thing living, as I have done. token of the covenant, which have estab

22 While the earth reinaineth, seedtime lished between me and all flesh that is upon and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer the earth. and winter, and day and night shall not cease. 18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth

of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and JaCHAPTER IX.

pheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan. 1 God Blesseth Noah. 4 Blood and murder are forbid- 19 These are the three sons of Noah: and

den. 8 God's covenant, 13 signified by the rainbur. of them was the whole earth overspread. 18 Noah replenisheth the world, 20 planteth a vine 20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, curseth Canaan, 26 blesseth Shem, 27 prayeth for and he planted a vineyard : Japheth, 29 and dieth.

21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunkA said unto them, Be fruitful, and mulND God blessed Noah and his sons, and en; and he was uncovered within his tent.

22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the tiply, and replenish the earth.

nakedness of his father, and told his two 2 And the fear of you and the dread of you brethren without. shall be upon every beast of the earth, and 23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, upon every fowl of the air, upon all that and laid it upon both their shoulders, and moveth upon the earth, and upon all the went backward, and covered the nakedness fishes of the sea; into your hand are they of their father, and their faces were backdelivered.

ward, and they saw not their father's naked. 3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be ness. meat for you; even as the green herb have I 24 And Noah awoke from his wife, and knew given you all things.

what his younger son had done unto him. 4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is 25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a serthe blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

vant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. 5 And surely your blood of your lives will 26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of I require; at the hand of every beast will I Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. require it, and at the hand of man; at the 27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall band of every man's brother will I 'require dwell in the tents of shem; and Canaan the life of man.

shall be his servant. 6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man 28 ( And Noah lived after the flood three shall his blood be shed : for in the image of hundred and Afty years. God made he man.

29 And all the days of Noah were nine 7. And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; hundred and fifty years : and he died. bring forth abundantly in the earth, and

CHAPTER X. multiply therein. 8 1 And God spake unto Noah, and to his 1 The generations of Noah. 2 The sons of Japheth 6 sons with him, saying,

The sons of Ham. 8 Nimrod the first monarch. 22

The sons of Shem,

The generations of Noah.


The confusion of tongues. Northese are the generations of the sons 29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab:

of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and all these were the sons of Joktan. unto them were sons born after the flood, 30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as

2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Ma- thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east. gog, and Madai, and Javan, and subal, and 31 These are the sons of Shem, after their Meshech, and Tiras.

families, after their tongues, in their lands, 3. And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and after their nations. Riphath, and Togarmah

32 These are the families of the sons of 4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Noah, after their generations, in their naTarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

tions: and by these were the nations divided 5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles in the earth after the flood. divided in their lands; every one after his

CHAPTER XI. tongue, after their families, in their nations. 1 one language in the world. 3 The building of Babel.

6. And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

5 The confusion of tongues. 20. The generations of

Shem. 21 The generations of Terah the father of 7 And the sons

of Cush; Seba, and Ha- Abram. 31 Terah goeth from Ur to Haran. Filaha and Sabtah, and Raamah and Sab- AND the whole earth was of one languages and Dedan.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed 8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be from the east, that they found a plain in the a mighty one in the earth.

land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: 3 And they said one to another, Go to, let wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the us make brick, and burn them throughly, mighty hunter before the LORD.

And they had brick for stone, and slime had 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was they for morter. Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a in the land of Sbinar.

city and a tower, whose top may reach unto 11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and be scattered abroad upon the face of the Calah,

whole earth. 12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah : 5 And the LORD came down to see the city the same is a great city.

and the tower, which the children of men 13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Ana- builded. mim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, 6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people

14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of is one, and they have all one language; and whom came Philistím,) and Caphtorim. this they begin to do: and now nothing will

15 | And Canaan begat Sidon his first be restrained from them, which they have born, and Heth,

imagined to do. 16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and 7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound the Girgasite,

their language, that they may not under17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the stand one another's speech. Sinite,

8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from 18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, thence upon the face of all the earth: and and the Hamathite: and afterward were the they left off to build the city. families of the Canaanites spread abroad. 9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel;

19 And the border of the Canaanites was because the LORD did there confound the from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto language of all the earth: and from thence Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Go- did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the morrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto face of all the earth. Lasha.

10 1 These are the generations of Shem: 20 These are the sons of Ham, after their Shem was an hundred years old, and begat families, after their tongues, in their coun- Arphaxad two years after the ficod: tries, and in their nations.

11 And Shem lived after he begat Ar21 T Unto Sliem also, the father of all the phaxad five hundred years, and begat sons children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the and daughters. elder, even to him were children born. 12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty

22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, years, and begat Salah: and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. 13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat

23. And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, Salah four hundred and three years, and and Gether, and Mash.

begat sons and daughters. 24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah 14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat begat Eber.

Eber: 25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the 15 And Salah lived after he begat Cher name of one was Peleg; for in his days was four hundred and three years, and begat the earth divided ; and his brother's name sons and daughters. was Joktan.

16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, 26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and She- and begat Peleg: leph, and Hazarmaveth,

and Jerah, 17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg 27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, four hundred and thirty years, and begat 28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, sons and daughters.

God calleth Abram.


Abram goeth into Egypt. 18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat 6 And Abram passed through the land Reu:

unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of 19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the hundred and nine years, and begat sons and land. daughters.

7. And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and 20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and begat Serug:

there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who 21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two appeared unto him. hundred and seven years, and begat sons 8 And he removed from thence unto a and daughters.

mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched 22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai Nahor:

on the east: and there he builded an altar 23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor unto the LORD, and called upon the name of two hundred years, and begat sons and the LORD. daughters.

9 And Abram journeyed, going on still to24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, ward the south. and begat Terah :

10 | And there was a famine in the land: 25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn an hundred and nineteen years, and begat there; for the famine was grievous in the land. sons and daughters.

11 And it came to pass, when he was come 26 And Terah lived seventy years, and be- near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto gat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou 27 1 Now these are the generations of art a fair woman to look upon : Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and 12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, 28 And Haran died before his father Terah This is his wife: and they will kill me, but in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the they will save thee alive. Chaldees.

13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that 29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: it may be well with me for thy sake; and my the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and soul shall live because of thee. the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daugh- 14 9 And it came to pass, that, when Abram ter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld father of Iscah,

the woman that she was very fair. 30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child. 15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, 31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot and commended her before Pharaoh: and the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house. his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; 16 And he entreated Abram well for her and they went forth with them from Ur of sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he the Chaidees, to go into the land of Canaan; asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. and she asses, and camels.

32 And the days of Terah were two hundred 17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his and five years: and Terah diod in Haran. house with great plagues because of Sarai

Abram's wife.

18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, 1 God catleth Abram, and blesseth him with a promise What is this that thou hast done unto me?

of Christ. 4 He departeth with Lot from Haran, 6 why didst thou not tell me that she was thy him in a vision. 10 He is driven by a famine into wife? Egypt. U Fear maketh him feign his wife to be his 19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister ? so I sister. 14 Pharaoh, having taken her from him, by might have taken her to me to wife:now thereplagries is compelled to restore her.

fore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way. NrWethe Lord had said unto Abram, Get 20 And Pharaoh commanded his men con

thee out of thy country, and from thy cerning him: and they sent him away, and kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a his wife, and all that he had. land that I will shew thee:

CHAPTER XIII. 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, 1 Abram and Lot

return out of Egypt. 7 By disagree. and I will bless thee, and make thy name

ment they part asunder. 10 Lot goeth to wicked Sogreat ; and thou shalt be a blessing:

dom, 14 God reneweth the promise to Abram, 18 He 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and

removeth to Hebron, and there buildeth an altar. curse him that curseth thee; and in the A and his

wife, and all that he had, and

ND Abram went up out of Egypt, lie, shall all families of the earth be blessed.

4. So Abram departed, as the LORD had Lot with him, into the south. spoken unto him, and Lot went with him: 2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in and Abram was seventy and five years old silver, and in gold. when he departed out of Haran.

3 And he went on his journeys from the 5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his brother's son, and all their substance that his tent had been at the beginning, between they had gathered, and the souls that they Beth-el and Hai; had gotten in Haran, and they went forth 4 Unto the of the altar, which he had to go into the land of Canaan; and into the made there at the first: and there Abram land of Canaan they came.

called on the name of the LORD.

The battle of the kings.

GENESIS, XIV. Melchizedek blesseth Abram. 5 9 And Lot also, which went with Abram, dorlaomer, and the kings that were with had flocks, and herds, and tents.

him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth 6 And the land was not able to bear them, Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the that they might dwell together: for their Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, substance was great, so that they could not 6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto dwell together.

El-paran, which is by the wilderness. 7 And there was a strife between the herd- 7 And they returned, and came to En-mishmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of pat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Pe- country of the Amalekites, and also the rizzite dwelled then in the land.

Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar. 8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be 8 And there went out the king of Sodom, no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of and between my herdmen and thy herd- Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the men; for we be brethren.

king of Bela (the same is Zoar;) and they 9 18 not the whole land before thee? sepa- joined battle with them in the vale of Sidrate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou dim; wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and right; or if thou depart to the right hand, with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel then I will go to the left.

king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all four kings with five. the plain of Jordan, that it was well water- 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slime: ed every where, before the LORD destroyed pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of Aed, and fell there; and they that remained the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou fled to the mountain. comest unto Zoar.

11 And they took all the goods of Sodom 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they went their way. separated themselves the one from the other. 12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's

12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, departed. and pitched his tent toward Sodom. 131 And there came one that had escaped,

13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother 14 1 And the LORD said unto Abram, after of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these that Lot was separated from him, Líft up were confederate with Abram. now thine eyes, and look from the place 14 And when Abram heard that his browhere thou art northward, and southward, ther was taken captive, he armed his trained and eastward, and westward :

servants, born in his own house, three hun15 For all the land which thou seest, to thce dred and eighteen, and pursued them unto will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

Dan. 16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of 15 And he divided himself against them, be the earth : so that if a man can number the and his servants, by night, and smote them, dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on pumbered

the left hand of Damascus. 17 Arise, walk through the land in the 16 And he brought back all the goods, and length of it and in the breadth of it; for also brought again his brother Lot, and his I will give it unto thee.

goods, and the women also, and the people. 18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came 17 [ And the king of Sodom went out to and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which meet him after his return from the slaughter is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were the LORD.

with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is CHAPTER XIV.

the king's dale.

18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought 1 The battle of four kings against five. 12 Lot is taken prisoner. 11 Abram rescueth him. 18 Melchizedek forth bread and wine: and he was the priest blesseth Abram. 20 Abram giveth him tithe. 22 of the most high God. The rest of the spoil, his partners having had their 19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be portions, he restoreth to the king of Sodom.

Abram of the most high God, possessor of raphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of

heaven anleseartbeat

20 And blessed be the most high God, which Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. Tidal king of nations;

And he gave him tithes of all. 2 That these made war with Bera king of 21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Give me the persons, and take the goods to Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of thyself. Zeboilm, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom,

3 All these were joined together in the vale I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, of Siddim, which is the salt sea.

the most high God, the possessor of heaven 4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and earth, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. 23 That I will not take from a thread even 6 And in the fourteenth year cane Che-l to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any

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