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tower they begin to build, and now, 1 15 And Terah lived seventy years, nothing will be restrained from them, and begat Abram, Nahor, and which they have imagined, except I, | Haran. the Lord, confound their language, 16 Now these were the generations that they may not understand one of Terah; Terah begat Abram, Nahor another's speech. So I, the Lord, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot. will scatter tbem abroad from thence, 17 And Harap died before his faupon all the face of the land, and ther Terah, in the land of his natiunto every quarter of the earth. vity, in Ur of the Chaldees.
6 And they were confounded, and 18 And Abram and Nahor took left off to build the city, and they them wives; and the name of Abram's hearkened not onto the Lord, there wife was Sarai; and the name of fore, is the name of it called Babel, Nahor's wife, Milcha, the daughter because the Lord was displeased with of Haran, the father of Milcha and their works, and did there confound the father of Iscah; but Sarai was the language of all the earth; and barren, and she bear no child. from thence did the Lord scatter 19 And Terah took Abram his son, them abroad upon the face thereof. and Lot the son of Haran, his son's
7 And these were the generations son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, of Shem. And Shem being an hun. his son Abram's wife; and went forth dred years old, begat Arphaxad two with them from Ur of the Chaldees, years after the food; and Shem lived to go into the land of Canaan; and after he begat Arphaxad five hun- they came unto Haran, and dwelt dred years, and begat sons and daugh-there. ters.
20 And the days of Terah were two 8 And Arphaxad lived five and hundred and five years; and Teruh thirty years, and begat Salah; and died in Haran, Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah,
CILAPTER XII. four hundred and three years, and
God's command to Alrram--He by faith begat sons and daughters.
obwys--Currnant with Abram-Pharuoh 9 And Salah lived thirty years, and plagued for Surai's sake. begat Eber; and Salah lived after he NOW, the Lord had said unto begat Eber four hundred and three W Abram, Got thee out of thy years, and begat sons and daughters. country, and from thy kindred, and
10 And Eber lived four and thirty | from thy father's house, unto a land years, and begat Peleg; and Eber that I will show thee; lived after he begat Peleg four hun- 2 And I will make of thee a great dred and thirty years, and begat nation, and I will bless thee, and sons and daughters.
make thy name great; and thou 11 And Peleg lived thirty years, shalt be a blessing; and I will bless and begat Reu; and Peleg lived after then that bless thee, and curse thein he begat Reu, two hundred and nine that curse thee; and in thee shall the years, and begat sons and daugh- families of the earth be blessed. ters.
3 So Abram departed, as the Lord 12 And Reu lived two and thirty | had spoken unto him; and Lot went years, and begat Serug; and Reu with him. And Abram was seventy hired after he begat Serug two hun- and five years old when he departed dred and seven years, and begat sons vut of Haran. and daughters.
14 And Abram took Sarai. his wife. 13 And Serug lived thirty years, I and Lot, his brother's son, and all and begat Nahor; and Serug lived their substance that they had grafter he begat Nahor two hundred thered, and the souls that they had years, and begat sons and daugh-gotten in Haran ; and they went forth ters.
| to go into the land of Canaan; and 14 And Nahor lived nine and twenty | into the land of Canaan they came. years, and begat Terah; and Nahor 5 And Abram passed through the lived after he begat Terah an hun- land unto the place of Sichem, and the dred and nineteen years, and begat plain of Moreh. And the Canaanites sons and daughters.
I were then in the land
6 And the Lord appeared unto
CHAPTER XIII. .' Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will Abram journeys out of Egypt-Separation I give this land. And there builded of Abram anul Lot, with their substance he an altar unto the Lord, who ap Abrum dwells in Mamre, Lot in the plain
toward Sudom. peared unto him.
7 And he removed from thence unto AND Abram went up out of Egypt, a mountain on the east of Bethel, and A he, and his wife, and all that he pitched his tent, leaving Bethel on had, and Lot with him, unto the south. the west, and Hai was on the east. | And Abram was very rich in cattle, And there he builded an altar unto in silver, and in gold. the Lord, and called upon the name 2 And he went on his journey from of the Lord. And Abram journeyed, the south, even to Bethel, unto the going on still toward the south. place where his tent had been at the
8 And there was a famine in the beginning, between Bethel and Hai; land; and Abram went down into unto the place of the altar, which he Egypt to sojourn there; for the had made there at the first; and there famine became grievous in the land. Abram called on the name of the
9 And it came to pass, when he was | Lord. come near to enter into Egypt, that 3 And Lot also, which went with he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold, | Abram, had flocks, and herds, and now I know thee to be a fair woman , tents. to look upon; therefore it shall come 4 And the land was not able to bear to pass, when the Egyptians shall them, that they might dwell together; see thee, that they y shall sav. This is for their substance was great, so that bis wife; and they will kill me, but they could not dwell together. And they will save thee alive; eny I pray there was a strife between the herd. thee unto them, I am his sister; that men of Abram's cattle, and the herdit may be well with me for thy sake; men of Lot's cattle, that they could and my soul shall live because of not dwell together. thee.
5 And the Canaanite, and the Per10 And it came to pass, that when / rizzite dwelled then in the land. Abram was come into Egypt, the 6 And Abrain said unto Lot, Let Egyptians beheld the woman, that there be no strife, I pray thee, beshe was very fair.
tween me and thee, and between my 11 The princes also of Pharaoh saw herdmen and thy herdmen; for we her, and commanded her to be brought are brethren. before Pharaoh; and the woman was 7 Is not the whole land before thee? taken into Pharaoh's house.
Separate thyself, I pray thee, from 12 And he entreated Abram well for | me; if thou go to the left hand, then her sake; and he had sheep, and I will go to the right; if thou go to the oxen, and he asses, and men servants, | right hand, then I will go to the left. and maid servants, and she asses, 8 And Lot lifted and cainels.
beheld all the plain of Jordan, that 13 And the Lord plagued Pharaoh it was well watered everywhere, be. and his house with great plagues, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and cause of Sarai, Abram's wife.
Gomorrah, like as the garden of the 14 And Pharaoh called Abram, and Lord, like the land of Egypt. said, What hast thou done unto me! 9 Then Lot chose him all the plain in this thing? Why didst thou not of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east; tell me that she was thy wife? Why and they separated themselves the saidst thou. She is my sister? so I lone from the other. might have taken her unto ine to 10 Abram dwelled in the land of wife; now therefore, behold I say Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities unto thee, Take thy wife and go thy of the plain, and pitched his tent to. way.
ward Sodom. 15 And Pharaoh commanded men 11 But the men of Sodom becoming concerning him; and they sent him sinners, and exceedingly wicked beAway, and his wife, and all that he fore the Lord, the Lord was angry bad.
| with them.
12 And the Lord said unto Abram, ites, and also the Amorites, in Hazeafter that Lot was separated from zontamar. bim, Lift up nov thine eyes, and look 7 And there went out the king of from the place where thou art, north- Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, Ward, and southward, and eastward, and the king of Admah, and the king and westward:
of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, 13 And remember the covenant which is Zoar; which I make with thee; for it shall 8 And they joined battle with them be an everlasting covenant; and thou in the vale of Siddim ; with Chedershalt remember the days of Enoch laomer king of Elam, and with Tidal thy father:
king of nations, and Amraphel king 14 For all the land which thou of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellaseest, will I give thee, and to thy sar; four kings with five seed for ever; and I will make thy | 9 And the vale of Siddim was filled seed as the dust of the earth ; so that with sliine pits; and the kings of if a man can number the dust of the Sodom and Gomorrah fled and fell earth, thy seed shall also be num- there; and they that remained fled to bered.
the mountain which was called Hana15 Arise, walk through the land in bal. the length of it, and in the breadth of 10 And they took all the goods of it, for I will give it anto thee. Then Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their Abram removed his tent, and came victuals, and went their way. and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, 11 And they took Lot, Abram's which was in Hebron, and built there brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, an altar unto the Lord.
and his goods and departed.
12 And there came one that had CHAPTER XIV.
escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew, W iedek blesses Altam, and gives him bud und wine--takm captire, is res
the man of God, for he dwelt in the uud by Airam-The prirsthood-- Alramplain of Mamre the Amorite, brother paya tithes to Melchisedek, keeper of the of Eschol, and brother of Ener; and Lord's strehouse.
these were confederate with Abram. AND it came to pass, in the days 13 And when Abram heard that A of Amraphel king of Shinar, Lot, his brother's son, was taken capand Arioch king of Ellasar, and Che- tive, he armed his trained men, and derlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal they which were born in his own king of nations:
house, three hundred and eighteen, 2 That these kings made war with and pursued unto Dan. Bera king of Sodom, and with Bersha 14 And he divided himself against king of Gomorrab, Shinab king of them, he and his men, by night, and Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboi-smote them, and pursued them unto im, and the king of Bela, which is Hobah, which was on the left hand Zoar.
of Damascus. 3 All these were joined together in 15 And he brought back Lot, his the vale of Siddim, which is the salt brother's son, and all his goods, and
the women also, and the people. 4 Twelve years they served Cheder- | 16 And the king of Sodom also went laomer, and in the thirteenth year out to meet him after his return from tbey rebelled.
the slaughter of Chederlaomer, and 5. And in the fourteenth year came of the kings that were with him, at Chederlaomer, and the kings that the valley of Shaveh, which was the were with him, and smote the Re- king's dale. phaims in Asbteroth Karnaim, and 17 And Mechisedek, king of Salem, the Zozims in Ham, and the Emims in brought forth bread and wine; and Shareh Kiriathaim, and the Horites he break bread and blest it; and he in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, blest the wine, he being the priest of whicb wa, by the wilderness.
the most high God, 6 And they returned and came to ! 18 And he gave to Abram, and he Enmisbpat, which is Kadesh, and blessed him, and said, Blessed Abram, enote all the country of the Amalek- I thou art a man of the most higb
God, possessor of heaven and of earth; and this by the will of the Son of
19 And blessed is the name of the God which was from before the founmost high God, which hath delivered dation of the world. thine enemies into thine hand:
32 And men having this faith, com20 And Abram gave him tithes of ing up unto this order of God, were all he had taken.
translated and taken up into heaven. 21 And the king of Sodom said to 33 And now, Melchisedek was a Abram, Give me the persons, and take priest of this order; therefore he the goods to thyself.
obtained peace in Salem, and was 22 And Abram said to the king of called the Prince of peace. Sodom, I have lifted up my hand 34 And his people wrought rightunto the Lord, the most high God, eousness, and obtained heaven, and the possessor of heaven and earth, sought for the city of Enoch which
23 And have sworn that I will not God had before taken, separating it take of thee from a thread even to a from the earth, having reserved it ehoe-latchet, and that I will not take unto the latter days, or the end of the anything that is thine, (lest thou world; shouldst say, I have made Abram 35 And hath said, and sworn with rich :)
an oath, that the heavens and the 24 Save only that which the voung I earth should come together; and the men have eaten, and the portion of sons of God should be tried so as by the men which went with me, Ener, fire. Eechol, and Mamre; let them take 36 And this Melchisedek, having their portion.
thus established righteousness, was 25 And Melchisedek lifted up his i called the king of heaven by his voice and blessed Abram.
| people, or, in other words, the King 26 Now Melchisedek was a man of of peace. faith, who wrought righteousness: 37 And he lifted up his voice, and and when a child he feared God, and he blessed Abram, being the bigh stopped the mouths of lions, and priest, and the keeper of the storequenched the violence of fire.
house of God; 27 And thus, having been approved 38 Him whom God had appointed of God, he was ordained an high to receive tithes for the poor. priest after the order of the covenant | 39 Wherefore, Abram paid unto him which God made with Enoch,
tithes of all that he had, of all the 28 It being after the order of the riches which he possessed, which God Son of God; which order came, not had given him more than that which by man, nor the will of man: neither he had need. by father nor mother; neither by be- i 40 And it came to pass, that God ginning of days nor end of years; blessed Abram, and gave unto him but of God;
riches, and honor, and lands for an 29 And it was delivered unto men everlasting possession ; according to by the calling of his own voice, ac the covenant which he had made, and cording to his own will, unto as many according to the blessing wherewith as believed on his name.
Melchisedek had blessed him. 30 For God having sworn unto
CHAPTER XV. Enoch and unto his sced with an God covenants with Alirim-- Abram's vision oath by himself; that every one
- The captirity foretold. being ordained after this order and AND it came to pass, that after calling should have power, hy faith, A these things, the word of the to break mountains, to divide the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, seas, to dry up waters, to turn them saying: out of their course;
2 Fcar not, Abram ; I will be thy 31 To put at defiance the armies of shieli; I will be thy exceeding great nations, to divide the earth, to break reward. And according to the blessevery band, to stand in the presence inrs of my servant, I will give unto of God: to do all things according to thee, his will, according to his command, 3 And Abram said, Lord God, what subdue principalitios and powers; wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and Eleazer of Damascus was | land which shall not be theirs, and made steward of my house?
shall serve strangers; and they shall 4 And Abram said, Behold, to me be afflicted, and serve them four hunthou hast given no secd ; and lo, one dred years; and also that nation born in my house is mine heir
whom they shall serve will I judge; 5 And behoid, the word of the Lord and afterwards shall they come out came unto him again, saying, with great substance.
6 This shall not be thine heir; but 18 And thou shalt die, and go to he that shall come forth out of thine thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be own bowels shall be thine heir. buried in a good old age.
And he brought him forth abroad. 19 But in the fourth generation they and he said, Look now toward hea- shall come hither again ; for the iniven, and tell the stars, if thou be able quity of the Amorites is not yet full. to number them.
20 And it came to pass, that when 8 And he said unto him, So shall the sun went down, and it was dark, thy seed be.
behold, a smoking furnace, and a 9 And Abram said, Lord God, how burning lamp which passed between wilt thou give me this land for an those pieces which Abram had dieverlasting inheritance ?
vided. 10 And the Lord said, Though thou 21 And in that same day the Lord wast dead, yet am I not able to give made a covenant with Abram, saying, it thee?
Unto thy seed have I given this land, 11 And if thou shalt die, yet thou from the river of Egypt unto the shalt possess it, for the day cometh, I great river Euphrates; ibat the Son of Man shall live; but 22 The Kenites, and the Kenazites, how can he live if he be not dead ?) and the Kadmonites, and Hittites. be must first be quickened.
and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, 1 And it came to pass, that Abram and the Amorites, and the Canaanites. looked forth and saw the days of the and the Girgashites, and the JebuSon of Man, and was glad, and his sites. soul found rest, and he believed in
CHAPTER XVI. the Lord: and the Lord counted it Sarais gift to Abram-God does not acunto him for righteousness.
knowlerige Hagar as Abram's wife-Ish. 13 And the Lord said unto him, I, miut born-Sirai is promised a child. the Lord, brought thee out of Ur, of N OW Sarai, Abrain's wife, bare the Chalde thee this land
him no children. And she had to inherit it.
a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose 14 And Abram said, Lord, whereby name was Hagar. shall I know that I shall inherit it? 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, BeFet he believed God. And the Lord hold, now, the Lord hath restrained said unto him, Take me a heifer of me from bearing; I pray thee go in three years old, and a she goat of unto my maid; it may be that I may three years old, and a ram of three obtain children by her. And Abram rears old, and a turtle-dove, and a hearkened unto the voice of Sarai. young pigeon.
3 And Sarai. Abrain's wife, took 15 And he took unto him all these, Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, after and be divided them in the midst, Abram had dwelt ten years in the and be laid each piece one against land of Canaan, and gave her to her the other; but the birds divided he husband, Abram, to be his wife. not.
4 And he went in unto Hagar, and 16 And when the fowls came down she conceived; and when she saw upon the carcasses, Abram drove that she had conceived, her mistress them away. And when the sun was was despised in her eyes. zoing down, a deep sleep fell upon 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My Abrarn; and, lo, a great horror of wrong is upon thee; I have given my darkness fell upon him.
maid into thy bosom; and when she 17 And the Lord spake, and he said saw that she had conceived, I was into Abram, Know of a surety that despised in her eyes; the Lord judge thy seed shall be a stranger in a between me and thce.