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1 Sa. 26.12. Job 4.13.
God's Covenant with Abram.
Birth of Ishmael. divided a them in the midst, and laid each B. C. 1913. hardly with her, she fled from her piece one against another; but the birds
face. divided he not.
7 And the angel of the LORD found her 11 And when the fowls came down upon
by a fountain of water in the wilderness, the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
by the fountain in the way to Shur.o 12 And when the sun was going down, a
8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, deep sleep d fell upon Abram; and, lo, an
whence camest thou? and whither wilt horror of great darkness fell upon him.
thou go? And she said, I flee from the 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a
face of my mistress Sarai. surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in
9 And the angel of the LORD said unto a land that is not their's, and shall serve e 1 Pe.2.18. her, Return to thy mistress, and • submit them; and they shall afflict of them fours Ex.12.40. thyself under her hands. hundred years:
10 And the angel of the LORD said unto 14 And also that nation, whom they shall
her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, serve, will I 5 judge; and afterward shall - Ex.6.6.
that it shall not be numbered for multithey come out with great a substance.
tude. 15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old
her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt
bear a son, and shalt call his name Ish16 But in the fourth generation they shall 1,0, God mael; ' because the Lord hath heard thy come hither again; for the iniquity of the Ma.23.32. affliction. Amorites is not yet j full.
12 And he will be a wild
man; his 17 And it came to pass, that, when the
hand will be against every man,
and sun went down, and it was dark, behold, 2 a lamp of every man's hand against him: and he a smoking furnace, and 2 a burning lamp fire. shall dwell? in the presence of all his that passed between those pieces.
brethren. 18 In that same day the LORD made a
13 And she called the name of the Lord covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy
that spake unto her, Thou m God seest me: seed have I given this land, from the river
for she said, Have I also here looked after of Egypt unto the great river, the river
him that seeth me? Euphrates:
14 Wherefore the well was called Beer19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and ice, the well lahai-roi: 3 behold, it is between Kadesh the Kadmonites,
and Bered. 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites,
15. And Hagar bare Abram a son; and and the Rephaims,
Abram called his son's name, which Ha21 And the Amorites, and the Canaan
gar bare, Ishmael. ites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebu-a 0:21:9; 16 And Abram was fourscore and six sites.
years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to CHAP. XVI.
Abram. COW Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no Ep.3.20.
1 Th...16. k c.21.20.
nations. v Ne.9.7.
Egyptian, whose name was • Hagar.
old and nine, the LORD appeared to 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold * or, uprighe | Abram, and said unto him, P I am the Alnow, the LORD 9 hath restrained me from
mighty God: " walk before me, and be bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my
thou o perfect. maid; it may be that I may 3 obtain chil
2 And I will make my covenant between dren by her. And Abram hearkened to 5 he builded
me and thee, and will multiply thee ex
by her the voice of Sarai.
Ps.105.8,11. 3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar
3 And Abram fell on his face: and God her maid, the Egyptian, after Abram had » c.13.16. talked with him, saying, dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and a multitude ar 4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with gave her to her husband Abram to be his
thee, and thou shalt be “ a father of many wife.
20 1 Sa.1.6,8.
6 nations. 4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she
7 j.e. father
5 Neither shall thy name any more be conceived: and when she saw that she of a great called Abram; but " thy name shall be had conceived, her mistress was w despised Abraham; ' for * a father of many nations
y ver.16,2. have I made thee, 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong - c.31.53. 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitbe upon thee: I have given my maid
ful, and I will make y nations of thee, and into thy bosom; and when she saw that a 1 Pe.3.7. kings shall come out of thee, she had conceived, I was despised in her
7 And I will establish my covenant beeyes: the LORD judge: between me and
tween me and thee, and thy seed after thee. 6 But Abram said unto Sarai,
is good in thee, in their generations, for an everlast, Behold,
9 afflicted her.
tehnice center, ing covenant, to be a God unto thee, and thy maid is in thy hand; do to her 8 as it
to thy seed after thee, pleaseth thee. And when Sarai 9 dealt 17 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy
R0.4.11. 4 c.13.18.
5 i.e. Princess.
The covenant with Abraham renewed. GENESIS, XVIII. · Abraham's interview with the Angels. seed after thee, the land 1 wherein thou) B. C. 1898. 24 And Abraham was ninety years old art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for
1 of thy so
and nine, when he was circumcised in the an everlasting“ possession; and 6 I will journings. flesh of his foreskin. be their God.
25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen 9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou o Ex.6.7 years old, when he was circumcised in the shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou,
flesh of his foreskin. and thy seed after thee, in their genera
26 In the self-same day was Abraham tions.
circumcised and Ishmael his son; 10 This is my covenant, which shall
27 And all the men of his house, born in keep, between me, and you, and thy seed
the house, and bought with money of the after thee; Every man-child among you
stranger, were circumcised with him. shall be circumcised.
CHAP. XVIII. 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of
ND the Lord appeared unto him in your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
the tent-door in the heat of the day: 12 And 2 he that is eight days old shall 2 a son of 2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, be circumcised among you, every, man
einale days. and, lo, three men stood by him: and child in your generations; he that is born
when he saw thein, he ran to meet them f in the house, or bought with money of Ex.12.44. from the tent-door, and bowed himself toany stranger, which is not of thy seed.
ward the ground, 13 He that is born in thy house, and he
3 And said, My Lord, if now I have that is bought with thy money, must needs g He.13.2.
found favour in thy sight, pass not away, be circumcised: and my covenant shall be
I pray thee, from thy servant: in your flesh for an everlasting cove-| c.43.24. 4 Let a little he water, I pray you, be nant,
fetched, and wash your feet, and rest 14 And the uncircumcised man-child,
yourselves under the tree: whose flesh of his foreskin is not circum
5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and cised, that soul shall be cut off i from his
3 comfort ye your hearts; after that ye people; he hath broken my covenant.
shall pass on: for therefore * are you come 15 And God said unto Abraham, As for
passed. to your servant. And they said, So do, as Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name
thou hast said. Sarai, but 5 Sarah shall her name be.
6 And Abraham hastened into the tent 16 And I will bless her, j and give theels 6:18.10. unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly a son also of her; yea, I will bless her,
three measures of fine meal, knead it, and and ? she shall be a mother of nations; 7 she shall be- make cakes upon the hearth. kings of people shall be of her.
7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and 17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and
fetched a calf tender and good, and gave laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a
it unto a young man; and he hasted to child be born unto him that is an hundred
dress it. years old ? and shall Sarah, that is ninety 1 Ju.5.25. 8 And he took butter, ' and milk, and years old, bear?
the calf which he had dressed, and set it 18 And Abraham said unto God, O that
before them; and he stood by them under Ishmael might live before thee!
the tree, and they did eat. 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall
9 And they said unto him, Where is bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call
Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in his name Isaac: and I will establish my
the tent. covenant with him for an everlasting cove
10 And he said, I will certainly return nant, and with his seed after him.
unto thee m according to the time of life; 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard
and, lo, Sarah n thy wife shall have a son. thee; Behold, I have blessed him, and
And Sarah heard it in the tent-door, which will make him fruitful, and will multiply
was behind him. him exceedingly: otwelve princes shall he o c.25.13,&c. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were p old beget; and I will make him a great na
and well stricken in age; and it ceased tion.
to be with Sarah 9 after the manner of 21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at 6.21.6. 12 Therefore Sarah" laughed within herthis set time s.in the next year.
self, saying, After I am waxed * old shall 22 And he left off talking with him, and 41:18: I have pleasure, my « lord being old also? God went up from Abraham.
13 And the Lord said unto Abraham, 23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son,
Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, and all that were born in his house, and
Shall I of a surety bear a child, which all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house,
14 Is any thing too hard for the Lord? 1 and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin
At the time appointed will I return unto in the self-same day, as God had said unto thee, according to the time of life, w and him.
18 Sarah shall have a son
k c. 18.12.
22.18. Ps.72.17. Ac.3.25.
Ga.3.8. g c.18 22.
Abraham's Intercession for Sodom. GENESIS, XIX.
Lot urged to quit Sodom. 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed B. C. 1896. there. And he said, I will not destroy it not; for she was afraid. And he said,
for twenty's sake. Nay; but thou didst laugh.
32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be 16 And the men rose up from thence, Ju.6.39. angry, and I will speak yet but this once: and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham
Peradventure ten shall be found there. went with them to bring them on the c Ac.15.3. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's way.
sake. 17 And the LORD said, Shall I ¢ hide from a Job 33.23. 33 And the LORD went his way, as soon Abraham that thing which I do;
as he had left communing with Abraham: 18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely be Jno.15.15. and Abraham returned unto his place. come a great and mighty nation, and all c.12.3.
CHAP. XIX. the nations of the earth shall be blessed
ND there & came two Angels to Soin him?
dom at even; and Lot sat in the gate 19 For I know him, that he will com
of Sodom; and Lot seeing them, rose up mand his children - and his household after De.4.9,10. to meet them; and he bowed himself with him, and they shall keep the way of the
his face toward the ground; LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the Ep.6.4. 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, LORD may bring upon Abraham that which
your servant's he hath spoken of him. j
j 1 Sa.2.30.
house, and tarry all night, and wash your 20 And the LORD said, Because the k cry
feet; and ye shall rise up early, and go on of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and be- 1 Lu.24.23. your ways. And they said, Nay;? but cause their sin is very grievous;
we will abide in the street all night. 21 I will go down m now, and see wheth-mc.11,5. 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; er they have done altogether according to
and they turned in unto him, and entered the cry of it, which is come unto me; and c.18.8. into his house: ” and he made them a feast, if not, • I will know.
and did bake unleavened bread, and they 22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom; but Abra
4 But before they lay down, the men of ham stood yet before the LORD.
the city, even the men of Sodom, compass23 And Abraham P drew near, and said, p Je.30,2%, ed the house round, both old and young, Wilt I thou also destroy the righteous with
all the people from every quarter: the wicked?
5 And they called unto Lot, and said un24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous
to him, Where are the men which came in within the city: wilt thou also destroy and
to thee this night? " bring them out unto not spare the place for the fifty righteous
us, that we may know them. that are therein?
6 And Lot went out at the door unto 25 That be far from thee to do after this
them, and shut the door after him; manner, to slay the righteous with the s Le.18.22. 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not wicked: and that the righteous should be
so wickedly. as the wicked, that be far from thee: 1
8 Behold now, I have two daughters Shall not the Judge of all the earth do
which have not known man; let me,
31.17. you, bring them out unto you, " and do ye 26 And the LORD said, "If I find in So
to them as is good in your eyes: only unto dom fifty righteous within the city, then I fu Ro.3.8. these men do nothing; for therefore came will spare all the place for their sakes.
they under the shadow of my roof. 27 And Abraham answered and said, Be
9 And they said, Stand back. And they hold now, I have taken upon me to speak
said again. This one fellow came in to sounto the LORD, which am w but dust and
journ, * and he will needs be a judge: now ashes.
2 P.2.7,8. will we deal worse with thee than with 28 Peradventure there shall lack five of
them. And they pressed sore upon the the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all
man, even Lot, and came near to break the the city for lack of five? And he said, If I
door. find there forty and five, I will not destroy
10 But the men put forth their hands, it.
and pulled Lot into the house to them, and 29 And he spake unto him yet again, and
shut to the door. said, Peradventure there shall be forty
11 And they smote the men that were at found there. And he said, I will not do it y 2K.6:18. the door of the house with y blindness, for forty's sake.
both small and great; so that they wearied 30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the
themselves to find the door. Lord be angry, and I will speak: Perad
12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast venture there shall thirty be found there.
thou here any besides? son-in-law, and thy And he said, I will not do it, if I find thir
sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever ty there.
thou hast in the city, bring them out of this 31 And he said, Behold now, I have
place: taken upon me to speak unto the LORD:
13 For we will destroy this place, bePeradventure there shall be twenty found 19
cause the :
cry of them is waxen great
w Joh 4.19.
Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed. GENESIS, XX. Abraham's denial of his wife. before the face of the LORD; and a thel B. C. 1898. (remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
of the midst of the overthrow, when 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his 1.36.10 he overthrew the cities in the which Lot sons-in-law, which married his daughters, Nu.16.26.
dwelt. and said, Up, get ye out of this place;
30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and for the LORD will destroy this city. But a ver.17.19. dwelt in the d mountain, and his two he seemed as one that mocked unto his Ex9:21:
2Ch.36.16. daughters with him; for he feared to sons-in-law.
dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he 15 And when the morning arose, then
and his two daughters. the Angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise,
31 And the first-born said unto the take thy wife, and thy two daughters,
younger, Our father is old, and there is which are here; lest thou be consumed : are found. not a man in the earth to come in unto us
2 ot, punishin the 2 iniquity of the city.
after the manner of all the earth: 16 And while he lingered, the men laid
32 Come, let us make our father drink hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of
wine, and we will lie with him, that we his wife, and upon the hand of his two
Imay preserve seed of our father. daughters; the LORD being merciful unto P.34.12. 33 And they made their father drink him: and they brought him forth, and set g Pr.23.31-33. wine that night: 8 and the first-born went him without the city.
in, and lay with her father; and he per17 And it came to pass, when they had
ceived not when she lay down, nor when brought them forth abroad, that he said, a 18a. 19.11. she arose. Escape 4 for thy life; • look not behind: 1K.19.3. 34 And it came to pass on the morrow, thee, neither stay thou in all the plain;
that the first-born said unto the younger, escape to the mountain, lest thou be con
Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: sumed.
let us make him drink wine this night also; 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so,
and go thou in, and lie with him, that we
may preserve seed of our father. 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found
35 And they made their father drink grace in thy sight, and thou hast i magni- ; 1 Ti.1.14. wine that night also: and the younger fied thy mercy, which thou hast shewed k 1 Sa.27.1. arose, and lay with him; and he perunto me in saving my life; and I cannot ? Le.18.67. ceived not when she lay down, nor when escape to the mountain, lest some evil m Pr.3.5-7.
she arose. take me, and I die.
36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot 20 Behold now, this city is near to flee De.2.9,19. with child by their father.? unto, and it is a little one:
37 And the first-born bare a son, and escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and pc. 1.7. called his name Moab: the same is the
Job 42.8,9. my soul shall live.
father of the Moabites o unto this day. 21 And he said unto him, See, I have 9 Ne,13.1. 38 And the younger, she also bare a son, accepted 3 thee P concerning this thing Zep.2.9. and called his name Ben-ammi: the same also, that I will not overthrow this city, for 0:33:26 is the father of the 9 children of Ammon the which thou hast spoken.
untoʻthis day. 22 Haste thee, escape thither; for " I
CHAP. XX. cannot do any thing till thou be come : c.16.7,11, thither: therefore the name of the city 2.26.6.
toward the south country, and dwellwas called 4 Zoar.
u c.12.13,26.7 ed between Kadesh and • Shur, and so23 The sun was
the earth Job 18.15. journed in Gerar. when Lot entered into Zoar.
2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, 24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom, Je.49.18. She u is my sister: and Abimelech king and upon Gomorrah, brimstone " and fire
of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. from the Lord out of heaven;
3 But w God came to Abimelech in a 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all
dream by night, and said to him, Behold, the plain, and all the inhabitants of the Mat.11.23. thou art but a dead man, for the woman cities, and that which grew
which thou hast taken; for she is a 6 man's ground.
wife. 26 But his wife looked back from behind ? Ps.107.34. 4 But Abimelech had not come near her: him, and she became y a pillar of salt. an husband. and he said, LORD, ' wilt thou slay also a
27 And Abraham gat up early in the y Lu.17.32. righteous nation? morning to the place where a he stood be a c.18.22. 5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? fore the LORD:
Por, simplici- and she, even she herself, said, He is my 28 And he looked toward Sodom and cerity. brother: In the ? integrity b of my heart, Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the
and innocency of my hands, have I done plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of
this. the country went up as the smoke of a 1 c.31.7. 6 And God said unto him in a dream, furnace.
Yea, I know that thou didst this in the 29 And it came to pass, when God de
integrity of thy heart; for I also d withstroyed the cities of the plain, that God 20 held thee from sinning' against me.
Oh, let me 3 thy face.
6 married to
62 K. 20.3.
35.5. e Ps.51.4.
GENESIS, XXI. Hagar and Ishmael cast forth. therefore suffered I thee not to touch B. C. 1897. Isaac, being eight days old, as God had her.
commanded him. a 7 Now, therefore, restore the man his
5 And Abraham was an hundred years wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall 0 1 82.7.5. old when his son Isaac was born unto him. pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if
6 And Sarah said, God hath made me thou restore her not, know thou that thou | P8.126.2.: to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh shalt surely die, thou, and all that are a Nu.23.23. thine.
7 And she said, Who would have d said
Eph.3.20. 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the
unto Abraham, that Sarah should have morning, and called all his servants, and
given children suck? for I have borne him told all these things in their ears: and the
a son in his old age. men were sore afraid.
8 And the child grew, and was weaned: 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and
and Abraham made a great feast the same said unto him, What hast thou done unto
day that Isaac was weaned. us? and what have I offended thee, that e c.16.1,15. 9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the thou hast brought on me and on my king
Egyptian, e which she had borne unto dom s a great sin? thou hast done deeds Ex.32.21. Abraham, mocking: unto me that ought not 8 to be done.
10 Wherefore she said unto Abrahám, 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, Ga.4.30. Cast out this bond-woman and her son: What sawest thou, that thou hast done
for the son of this bond-woman shall not this thing?
be heir with my son, even with Isaac. 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought,
11 And the thing was very grievous in Surely the fear of God j is not in this : c.17.18. Abraham's sight, because of his son. place; and they will slay me for my wife's
12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it sake.
not be grievous in thy sight, because of 12 And yet indeed she is my
the lad, and because of thy bond-woman: she is the daughter of my father, but not
in all that Sarah hath said unto thee,
I Ro.9.7,8. the daughter of my mother; and she be
hearken unto her voice; for ' in Isaac came my wife.
shall thy seed be called. 13 And it came to pass, when God caused
13 And also of the son of the bondme to wander from my father's house, that m ver:18. woman will I make
nation, because he I said unto her, This is thy kindness which
is thy seed. thou shalt shew unto me; at every place
14 And Abraham rose up early in the whither we shall come, say of me, He is
morning, and took bread and a bottle of
water, and gave it unto Hagar, (putting it 14 And Abimelech took sheep and oxen,
on her shoulder,) and the child, and sent and men-servants, and women-servants,
* her away: and she departed, and wanand gave them unto Abraham, and restored
dered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. him Sarah his wife.
15 And the water was spent in the bot15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my
tle, and she cast the child under one of land is before thee: dwell 1 where it as is good in the shrubs. pleaseth thee.
16 And she went, and sat her down over 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I
against him a good way off, as it were a have given thy brother a thousand pie
bow-shot: for she said, Let me not see the ces of silver; behold, he is to thee a cov
death of the child. And she sat over ering of the eyes, unto all that are with
against him, and lift up her voice, and thee, and with all other: thus she was
17 And a God heard the voice of the 17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and 9 Ex.3.7. lad: and the angel of God called to Hagar God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and
out of heaven, and said unto her, What his maid-servants; and they bare chil- |Ps.107.4-6. aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; " for God hath dren.
heard the voice of the lad where he is. 18 For the LORD had fast closed up all • 4.12.17; 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him ip the wombs of the house of Abimelech, e ver.13. thine hand; for I will make him a great because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.
nation.' CHAP. XXI.
19 And God opened her eyes, and she
2 K.6.17,20. saw a well of water; and she went, and had said, and the LORD did unto - c.17.19. filled the bottle with water, and
the Sarah as " he had spoken:
18.10,14. lad drink. 2 For Sarah * conceived, and bare Abra- c.17.20. 20 And God was with the lad; 9 and he ham a son in his old age, at the set time grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and of which God had spoken to him.
became an archer... 3 And Abraham called the name of his c c.24.4. 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of son that was born unto him, whom Sarah
Paran! b and his mother c took him a wife bare to him, a Isaac.
out of the land of Egypt. 4 And Abraham circumcised his son 21 22 And it came to pass at that time,
u 1 Sa.2.21.
Lu.1.68. o Nu.22.31.
A ", as