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1 Sa. 18.3.
The Command to sacrifice Isaac. GENESIS, XXII.
Trial of Abraham's faith. that Abimelech, and Phichol the chief | B. C. 1897. (men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I captain of his host, spake unto Abraham,
and the lad will go yonder and worship, saying, God is with thee in all that thou
and come again to you. doest:
6 And Abraham took the wood of the 23 Now, therefore, swear unto me here 66.24.3; burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac hy God, that thou wilt not deal falsely Jno.19.17., his son; and he took the fire in his hand, vith me, nor with my son, nor with my
and a knife: and they went both of them "on's son: but according to the kindness
together. hat I have done unto thee, thou shalt do
7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his into me, and to the land wherein thou hast
father, and said, My father: and he tojourned.
Here am I, my son. And he 24 And Abraham said, I will swear.
said, Behold the fire and the wood; 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech 3 or,
but where is the 3 lamb for a burntbecause of a well of water, which Abime
offering? lech's servants d had violently taken & c.26.15-22. 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will away.
provide himself a lamb • for a burnt26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who
offering: so they went both of them tohath done this thing; neither didst thou
gether. tell me, neither yet heard I of it but to
9 And they came to the place which God day.
had told him of: and Abraham built an 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen,
altar there, and laid the wood in order; and gave them unto Abimelech; and both Ps.118.27.
and bound Isaac his son, and & laid him of them made a covenant.
g He.11.17. on the altar upon the wood. 28 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs 1 c.31.44. 10 And Abraham stretched forth his of the flock by themselves.
hand, and took the knife to slay his son. 29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham,
11 And the Angel of the LORD called What i mean these seven ewe-lambs, which i c.33.8. unto him out of heaven, and said, Abrathou hast set by themselves?
ham, Abraham; j and he said, Here am I. 30 And he said, For these seven ewe
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand uplambs shalt thou take of my hand, that
on the lad, neither do thou any thing unto they may be a k witness unto me that I li Mi.6.7,8. him: ' for now I know that thou fearest have digged this well.
1 Sa.15.22. God, m seeing thou hast not withheld thy 31 Wherefore he called that place Beer
son, thine only son,
from me. sheba; 4 because there they sware both of
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes,
looked, and, behold, behind him a ram 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer
caught in a thicket by his horns;
n and sheba: Then Abimelech rose up, and " 2 Co.10,3.. Abraham went and took the ram, and Phichol the chief captain of his host,
offered him up for a burnt-offering in the and they returned into the land of the De.16.21. stead of his son. Philistines.
14 And Abraham called the name of that 33 And Abraham planted a grove
o in 5 or, tree. place 6 Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this Beer-sheba, and P called there on the name
day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be of the LORD, the everlasting God. I
or, provide. 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Phi- p .c.4.26. 15 And the Angel of the LORD called listines' land many days.
unto Abraham out of heaven the second CHAP. XXII.
16 And said, By myself have I * sworn, that God did tempt Abraham, and over saith the LORD; for because thou hast said unto him, Abraham: and he said,
done this thing, and hast not withheld thy Behold, here I
He.6.13,14. son, thine only son; 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine u De.8.2. 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and
in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as get thee into the land of " Morialı; and
the stars w of the heaven, and as the sand Offer him there for a burnt-offering upon
which is upon the 8 sea-shore; and thy one of the mountains which I will tell behold me.
seed shall possess the gate of his enemies: thee of.
18 And in thy seed shall all the nations 3 And Abraham rose up early in the
of the earth be blessed; is because thou
8 lip. morning, and saddled his ass, and took 2 <.12.3. hast obeyed y my voice. two of his young men with him, and
19 So Abraham returned unto his young Isaac his son, and clave the wood for
men; and they rose up, and went together the burnt-offering, and rose up, and went
to Beer-sheba: and Abraham dwelt at unto the place of which God had told
20 And it came to pass after these things, 4 Then on the third day Abraham lift up that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
Milcah, she hath also borne children unto 5 And' Abraham said unto his young
22 thy brother Nahor;
6 i. e, the
v 2 Ch.3.1.
A and Surehty years old: these
49.30. 50.13. Ac.7.16.
Burial of Sarah.
The purchase of Machpelah. 21 Huz « his first-born, and Buz his B. C. 1872. 15 My lord, hearken unto me: The land brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram, a Job 1.1. is worth four hundred shekels of silver;
22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, Job 32.2. what is that betwixt me and thee? bury and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
therefore thy dead. 23 And Bethuel begat · Rebekah: 1 these
16 And Abraham hearkened unto Epheight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's
ron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron brother.
the silver, which he had named in the 24 And his concubine, whose name was
audience of the sons of Heth, four hunReumah, she bare also Tebah, and Ga
dred shekels of silver, current money with ham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
the merchant. CHAP. XXIII.
17 And the field of Ephron, d which was ND Sarah was an hundred and seven
in Machpelah, which was before Mamre,
the field, and the cave which was therein, years of the life of Sarah.
and all the trees that were in the field, that 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; · the Jos.14.15. were in all the borders round about, were same is Hebron f in the land of Canaan: 10.13.18. made sure and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, 2 89.5.3. 18 Unto Abraham for a possession, in the and to weep for her.
presence of the children of Heth, before 3 And Abraham stood up from before
all that went in at the gates of his city. his dead, and spake unto the sons of
19 And after this Abraham buried Sarah Heth, saying,
his wife in the cave of the field of Mach4 I am a stranger 8 and a sojourner with boche, 29,15. pelah, before Mamre: the same is Hebron you: give me a possession of a burying
in the land of Canaan. place with you, that I may " bury my dead
20 And the field, and the cave that is out of my sight.
therein, were made sure i unto Abraham, 5 And the children of Heth answered
for a possession of a burying-place, by the Abraham, saying unto him,
sons of Heth. 6 Hear us, my lord: Thou 2
CHAP. XXIV. mighty prince i among us: in the choice
j c.13.2. of our sepulchres bury thy dead: none
stricken in age: and the Lord had of us shall withhold from thee his se days.
blessed k Abraham in all things. pulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy |* ver.35.
2 And Abraham said unto his eldest serdead.
Ps.112.1-3. vant ? of his house, that ruled m 7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed
that he had, Put, ” I pray. thee, thy hand himself to the people of the land, even to
under my thigh; the children of Heth.
3 And I will make thee swear ° by the 8 And he communed with them, say
LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of ing, If it be your mind that I should bury P c.6.2,&c. the earth, that thou shalt not take P a wife my dead out of my sight, hear me, and
unto my son of the daughters of the Caentreat for me to Ephron the
naanites, among whom I dwell: Zohar,
q c.11.25,&c. 4 But thou shalt go unto my ! country, 9 That he may give me the cave 'of
and to my kindred, and take a wife unto Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field: for 4 as much money as 4 full money.
5 And the servant said unto him, Per it is worth he shall give it me, for a pos
adventure the woman will not be willing session of a burying-place amongst you.
to follow me unto this land: must I needs 10 And Ephron dwelt arnong the chil
bring thy son again unto the land from dren of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite
whence thou camest? answered Abraham in the 5 audience of
6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware the children of Heth, even of all that went thou, that thou bring not my son thither in at the gates" of his city, saying,
- c.34.20,24. again. 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: The field
7 The LORD God of heaven,
which five I thee, and the cave that is therein,
took me from my father's house, and I give it thee; in the presence of the sons e c.12.1,7. from the land of my kindred, and which of my people give l'it thee: bury thy De.1:8. 31.4. spake unto me, and that sware unto me, dead.
saying, Unto thy seed will I give this 12 And Abraham bowed down himself u Ex.23.23. land, he shall send his angel“ before thee; before the people of the land.
and thou shalt take a wife unto my son 13 And he spake unto Ephron, in the
from thence. audience of the people of the land, saying,
8 And if the woman will not be willing But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee hear Jos.2.17,20.
to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear me: I will give thee money w for the field; z 2 Sa.21.24. from this my oath: only bring not my son take it of me, and I will bury my dead
thither again. there.
9 And the servant put his hand under the 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, say
thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to ing unto him,
him concerning that matter.
my son Isaac.
s Ezra 1.2.
33.2. Ps.34.7. 18.63.9. lle.1.14.
1 or, and.
Pr.3.6. i c.29.5.
Journey of Abraham's Servant, GENESIS, XXIV.
to seek a wife for Isaac 10 And the servant took ten camels, of B. C. 1857. 26 And the man a bowed down his head, the camels of his master, and departed;
and worshipped the LORD. (for 1 all the goods of his master were in
27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD his hand;) and he arose, and went to Mes
God of my master Abraham, who hath opotamia, o unto the city of d Nahor.
not left destitute my master of his mercy 11 And he made his camels to kneel | Ex. 18.10. and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD down without the city by a well of water, sc De.23.4. led me to the house of my master's brethat the time of the evening, even the time Ju.3.8, 10. that women go out to draw water,
28 And the damsel ran, and told them of 12 And he said, O LORD God of my mas
which draw her mother's house these things. ter Abrahaın, I pray thee, send me good forth. 29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his speed * this day, and shew kindness unto
i Laban: and Laban ran out my master Abraham.
unto the man, unto the well. 13 Behold, I stand here by the j well of
30 And it came to pass, when he saw the water; and the daughters of the men of the 182.9.11. ear-ring, and bracelets upon his sister's city come out to draw water:
hands, and when he heard the words of 14 And let it come to pass, that the
Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake damsel to whom I shall say, Let down a No.1.11. the man unto me, that he came unto the thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink;
man; and, behold, he stood by the camels and she shall say, Drink; and I will givej ver.43. at the well. thy camels drink also: let the same be shek c.26.29. 31 And he said, Come in, k thou blessed that thou hast appointed for thy servant
of the LORD; wherefore standest thou withIsaac; and thereby ? shall I know that
out? for I have prepared the house, and thou hast shewed kindness unto my mas
room for the camels. ter.
32 And the man came into the house: 15 And it came to pass, before he had
and he ungirded his camels, and gave done m speaking, that, behold, Rebekahm Is.65.24. straw and provender for the camels, and came out, who was born to Bethuel, son
water to wash his feet, and the men's feet of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's
that were with him. brother, with her pitcher upon her shoul
33 And there was set meat before him to der.
* Ps.132.3-5. eat: but he said, n I will not eat until I 16 And the damsel was
have told mine errand. And he said, Speak upon, a virgin, neither had any man known good of her; and she went down to the well, and
34 And he said, I am Abraham's serfilled her pitcher, and came up.
vant. 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and
35 And the Lord hath blessed my massaid, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little o ver.1. ter greatly, ° and he is become great; P water of thy pitcher.
and he hath given him flocks, and herds, 18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she
and silver, and gold, and men-servants,
P P.18.35. hasted, and let down her pitcher upon
and maid-servants, and camels, and asses. hand, and
36 And Sarah, my master's wife, bare a 19 And, when she had done giving him
son to my master when she was old: and drink, she said, I will draw water for thy
unto him hath he given all that he hath. camels also, until they have done drink-? 1 Pe.4.9. 37 And my master made" me swear, ing.
saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my 20 And she hasted, and emptied her
son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto
whose land I dwell: the well to draw water, and drew for all his
38 But thou shalt go unto my father's camels.
house, and to my kindred, and take a wife 21 And the man, wondering at her, held s Lu.2.19,51. unto my son. his peace, to wit, whether the Lord had
39 And I said unto my master,
Peradmade his journey prosperous or not.
venture the woman will not follow me. 22 And it came to pass, as the camels
40 And he said unto me, The LORD, behad done drinking, that the man took a
fore whom I walk, will send his angel with golden ear-ring of half a shekel weight, or, jersel for thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt and two bracelets for her hands of ten e Ez. 16.11,12. take a wife for my son of my kindred, and shekels weight of gold,
of my father's house. 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou?
41 Then shalt thou be clear from this my I pray thee. Is there room in thy
oath, when thou comest to my kindred; father's house for us to lodge in?
and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be 24 And she said unto him, I am the - 6.22:23. clear from my
oath. daughter of Bethuel, " the son of Milcah,
42 And I came this day unto the well, which she bare unto Nahor.
and said, O LORD God of my master 25 She said moreover unto him, We have Abraham, if now thou do prosper my both straw and provender enough, and
way which I go; loom to lodge in.
24 43 Behold, I stand by the well of water,
to ver. 12.
d I Sa.1.13.
or, to pray.
Journey of Abraham's Servant. GENESIS, XXV.
Isaac's Marriage. and it shall come to pass, that when the B. C. 1857. And she said, I will go. virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I
59 And they sent away Rebekah their say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little
sister, and her nurse,
a and Abraham's water of thy pitcher to drink;
servant and his men. 44 And she say to me, Both drink thou,
60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said
Ru.4.11, 12. and I will also draw for thy camels: let
unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the the same be the woman whom the LORD
mother of thousands of millions, and let hath appointed out e for my master's son. c Pr.19.14. thy seed possess the gate of those which 45 And before I had done speaking in
hate them. mine heart, & behold, Rebekah came
61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels,
Ne.2.4. forth with her pitcher on her shoulder;
and they rode upon the camels, and foland she went down unto the well, and
lowed the man: and the servant took drew water: and I said unto her, Let
Rebekah, and went his way. me drink, I pray thee.
62 And Isaac came from the way of the 46 And she made haste, and let down e c.16.14. well · Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south her pitcher from her shoulder, and said,
country. Drink; and I will give thy camels drink
63 And Isaac went out 1 to f meditate in
s Jos.1.8. also. So I drank, and she made the camels
the field at the even-tide: and he lifted up drink also.
his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose
were coming daughter art_thou? And she said, The
64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Jos.15.13. when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the Milcah bare unto him: and I put the ear
camel. ring upon her face, and the bracelets k Ez.16.10-12. 65 For she had said unto the servant, upon her hands.
What man is this that walketh in the field 48 And I bowed down my head, i and i ver.26. to meet us? And the servant had said, It worshipped the Lord, and blessed the
is my master: therefore she took a veil, LORD God of my master Abraham, which ; 1 Ti.2.9. i and covered herself. had led me in the right way k to take my < Ps.3.8. 66 And the servant told Isaac all things master's brother's daughter unto his son.
that he had done. 49 And now if ye will deal ? kindly
67 And Isaac brought her into his mother and truly with my master,
Sarah's tent, m and took Rebekah, and she if not, tell me; that I may turn to the
became his wife; and he loved her: and right hand, or to the left.
Isaac * was comforted after his mother's 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the
CHAP. XXV. LORD; we cannot speak P unto thee bado Ps:118.23.
THEN again Abraham took a wife, or good.
and her name was I Keturah. 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee; take
q 1 Ch.1.32.
2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokher, and go, and let her be thy master's - No:22,4. shan, and Medan, and Midian," and Ishson's wife, as the Lord hath spoken.
bak, and Shuah. : 52 And it came to pass, that when : Job 2.11, 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, * and DeAbraham's servant heard their words, he
And the sons of Dedan were Asworshipped the LORD, bowing himself to Jer. 3.2: shurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
o the earth.
4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, 53. And the servant brought forth jewels
and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and 2 of silver, and jewels - of gold, and a texaslon Eldaah. All these were the children of raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he
Keturah. gave also to her brother and to her mother
5 And Abraham gave all that he had precious y things.
y De.33.13-16. Junto Isaac. 54 And they did eat and drink, he and
6 But unto the sons of the concubines, the men that were with him, and tarried
which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, all night: and they rose up in the morn- : Ps.17.14. and sent them away from Isaac his son ing, and he said, Send me away unto my a Ju.6.3. (while he yet lived), eastward, unto a the master.
east country. 55 And her mother and her brother said,
7 And these are the days of the years of Let the damsel abide with us
a few days, or, a full
Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred at the least ten; after that, she shall go.
threescore and fifteen years. 56 And he said unto them, Hinder me
8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, not, seeing the Lord hath prospered
and died in a good d old age, an old man, my way; send me away, that I may go to
and full of years; and was gathered to my master.
his people. 57 And they said, We will call the dam
9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried sel, and inquire at her mouth.
him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field 58 And they called Rebekah, and said
of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? " 25 which is before Mamre;
i Th.4.13. death.
Ps.95.6. to Is.60.6.
year, or, ten
49.29. Job 5.26. e c.35.29.
2 1. e. red.
God blesseth Isaac.
GENESIS, XXVI. Esau's sale of his brrth-right. 10 The field which Abraham purchased) B. C. 1773. 29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau of the sons of Heth: a there was Abraham
came from the field, and he was faint. buried, and Sarah his wife.
30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, 11 And it came to pass after the death 1 with that I pray thee, ' with that same red pottage;
red, with of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac:
for I am faint: therefore was his name and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi.
pottage. called Edom. 2 12 Now these are the generations of
31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar
birth-right. the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare going to die. 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am 3 at the unto Abraham.
b Job 21.15. point to die; and what profit shall this 13 And these are the names of the scns
birth-right do to me? of Ishmael, by their names, according tu
33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this their generations: the first-born of Ish
day; and he sware unto him: and he sold mael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, < c.27.36. his birth-right" unto Jacob. and Mibsam,
34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, 1 Is.22.13. pottage of lentiles; and he did eat d and 15 Hadar, 4 and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, 4 or, Hedad. drink, and rose up, and went his way. and Kedemah:
1 ch.1.30. Thus Esau despised his birth-right. 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and
Ac.13.41. these are their names, by their towns,
ND there was a famine in the land, and by their castles; twelve princes ac- c.12.10.
besides the first famine 5 that was in cording to their nations.
the days of Abraham. And Isaac went 17 And these are the years of the life of a c.20.2. unto Abimelech * king of the Philistines, Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven
unto Gerar. years: and he gave up the ghost and died,
2 And the Lord appeared unto him, and and was gathered unto his people.
said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the 18 And they dwelt from. Havilah unto i 1 Sa.15.7. land which I shall tell thee of. Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest); Ps.39.12. 3 Sojourn ; in this land, and I will be toward Assyria: and he s died in the pres
with thce, and will bless thee: for unto ence of all his brethren.
thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all 19 And these are the generations of Isaac,
these countries; and I will perform the Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac.
oath " which I sware unto Abraham thy 20 And Isaac was forty years old when
father. he took Rebekah to wife, n the daughter
4 And I will make thy seed to multiply of Bethuel • the Syrian of Padan-aram, n c.24.67. as the stars of heaven, and will give unto the sister to Laban the Syrian.
thy seed all these countries; and in thy 21 And Isaac entreated the Lord P for p 1 Sa.1.11. seed I shall all the nations of the earth be his wife, because she was barren : and
90.22.18. the Lord was entreated of " him, and
5 Because that Abraham obeyed my Rebekah his wife conceived.
2 Ch.33.13. voice,' and kept my charge, my com22 And the children struggled together Ezr233 mandments, my statutes, and my
laws. within her: and she said, If it be so, why Pr.10.24. 6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar. am I thus? And she went to inquiree of
7 And the men of the place asked him of the LORD. i 1 Sa.22.15. his wife: and he said, " She is my
sister: 23 And the LORD said unto her, Two
for he feared' to say, She is my wife; lest, nations are in thy womb, and two manner - ¢.202,13. said he, the men of the place should kill of people shall be separated from thy bow
me for Rebekah, because she was fair to els: and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall
8 And it came to pass, when he had been serve w the younger.
there a long time, that Abimelech, king of 24 And when her days to be delivered
the Philistines, looked out at a window, were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in
and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting her womb.
Ro.9.10-12. with Rebekah his wife. 25 And the first came out red, all over
9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, like an hairy garment; and they called his
Bchold, of a surety she is thy wife: and name Esau.
how saidst thou, She is my sister? And 26 And after that came his brother out, and
Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest his hand took hold on Esau's heel; * and 2 Hos.12.3. I die for her. his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was
10 And Abimelech said, What is this threescore years old when she bare them. 2 c.27.3. thou hast done y unto us? one of the peo
27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a * venison ple might lightly have lien with thy wife, cunning ? hunter, a man of the field; and
and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in a tents. 0 e.27.19.
upon us. 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because 6 hec Ps.105.15. ii And Abimelech charged all his peodid eat of his venison; but Rebekah
ple, saying, He that toucheth o this man, loved Jacob.
26 or his wife, shall surely be put to death.
Ps.72.17. rl Ch.5.20.
Ro.9.10. s c.22.16.
was in his