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6 Dut Abram said unto Sarai, Be- 2 And I will make my covenant behold, thy maid is in thy hands; do tween me and thee, and I will multito her as it pleaseth thee.

ply thec exceedingly. 7 And when Sarai dealt hardly with 3 And it came to pass, that Abram her, she fled from her face.

fell on bis face, and called upon the 8 And an angel of the Lord found name of the Lord. her by a fountain of water in the 4 And God talked with him, saying, wilderness, by the fountain in the My people have gone astray from my way to Shur.

precepts, and have not kept mine or. 9 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, dinances, which I gave unto their whence comest thou, and whither wilt | fathers; thou go? and she said, I flee from 5 And they have not observed mine the face of my mistress Sarai. anointing, and the burial, or baptism

10 And the angel of the Lord said wherewith I commanded them ; unto her, Return to thy mistress, and 6 But have turned from the comsubmit thyself unto her hands. mandment, and taken unto them.

11 And the angel of the Lord said selves the washing of children, and unto her, The Lord will multiply thy | the blood of sprinkling; seed exceedingly, so that it shall not 7 And have said that the blood of be numbered for multitude.

the righteous Abel was shed for sins; 12 And the angel of the Lord said and have not known wherein they are unto her, Behold, thou art with child. / accountable before me. and shalt bear a son, and shall call | 8 But as for thee, behold, I will his name Ishmael; because the Lord make my covennat with thee, and hath heard thy afllictions.

thou shalt be a father of many na 13 And he will be a wild man; and

tions. his hand will be against every man, l 9 And this covenant I make, that and every man's hand against him; thy children may be known among and he shall dwell in the presence of

| all nations. Neither shall thy name all bis brethren.

any more be called Abrain, but thy 14 And she called the name of the name shall be called Abraham ; for, angel of the Lord.

a father of many nations have I made 15 And he spake unto her, say

thee. ing, Knowest thou that God seest 10 And I will make thee exceedthee?

ingly fruitful, and I will make na16 And she said. I know that God tions of thee, and kings shall come seest me, for I have also here looked of thee, and of thy seed. after him.

11 And I will establish a covenant 17 And there was a well between of circumcision with thee, and it Kadesh and Bered, near where Ha shall be my covenant between me gar saw the angel.

and thee, and thy seed after thee, in 18. And the name of the angel was their generations; that thou mayest Beer-la-hai-roi: wherefore the well know for ever that children are not was called Beer-la-hai-roi, for a accountable before me until they are memorial.

eight years old. 19 And Hagar bear Abram a son ;| 12 And thou shalt observe to keep and Abram called his son's name, all my covenants wherein I covewhich Hagar hear, Ishmael.

nanted with thy fathers; and thou 20 And Abram was four-score and shalt keep the commandments which six years old, when Hagar bare Ish- I have given thee with mine own mael to Abram.

mouth, and I will be a God unto thee CHAPTER XVII.

and thy sced after thee. Abram's new name-Circumcisim instituted. 13 And I will give unto thee and

ND when Abram was ninety and thy seed after thee, a land wherein A nine years old, the Lord ap- thou art a stranger: all the land of peared to Abram, and said unto him, I Canaan, for an everlasting possesI, the Almighty God, give unto thee sion ; and I will be their God, a commandment that thou shalt walk 14 And God said unto Abraham, uprightly before me, and be perfect. Therefore thou shalt keep my cove. Dant, thou and thy seed after thee, unto thee at this set time in the next in their generations.

year. 15 And this shall be my covenant 29 And he left off talking with him; which ye sball keep between me and and God went up from Abraham. thee and thy seed after thee; every | 30 And Abraham took Ishmael his man child among you shall be cir- son, and all that were born in his cumcised.

house, and all that were bought with 16 And ye shall circumcise the flesh his money, every male among the of your foreskin; and it shall be a men of Abraham's house; and cirtoken of the covenant betwixt me cumcised the flesh of their foreskin and you.

in the self-same day, as God bad said 17 And he that is eight days old unto him. shall be circumcised among you, 31 And Abraham was ninety and every man child in your generations; nine years old when he was circum

18 He that is born in the house, or cised in the flesh of his foreskin. bought with money of any stranger, 32 And Ishmael was thirteen years which is not of thy seed.

old when he was circumcised in the 19 He that is born in thy house, and flesh of his foreskin. be that is bought with thy money, l 33 In the self-saine day Abraham must needs be circumcised, and my was circumcised, and Ishmael his corenant shall be in your flesh for an son; and all the men of his house, everlasting covenant.

which were born in his house, and 20 And the uncircumcised man bought with money of strangers, child, whose flesh of his foreskin is were also circumcised with him. not circumcised, that soul shall be

CHAPTER XVIII. cut off from his people, he hath

The Lord appears to Abraham-Lot being broken my covenant.

warned of God, flees. 21 And God said unto Abrabam, as AND the Lord appeared unto for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call | A Abraham in the plains of Mamre. her Dame Sarai, but Sarah thou shalt | And he sat in his tent door in the call her name.

heat of the day; 22 And I will bless her, and I will 2 And he lifted up his eyes and give thee a son of her; yea, I will looked, and lo, three men stood by bless her, and she shall be blessed, him; and when he saw, he ran to The mother of nations; kings and meet them from his tent door, and people shall be of her.

bowed himself toward the ground, 23' Then Abraham fell on his face and said; and rejoiced, and said in his heart, 3 My brethren, if now I have found

that is an hundred years old, and pray you from thy servant. Sarah that is ninety years old shall 4 Let a little water I pray you be bear.

fetched, and wash your feet, and rest 24 Aud Abrabam said unto God, Oh yourselves under the tree, and I will that Ishmael might live uprightly fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort before thee!

ve your hearts ; after that you shall 25 And God said, Sarah thy wife pass on ; for therefore are ye come to eball hare thee a son, and thou shalt your servant. And they said, So do, call his name Isaac; and I will as thou hast said. establish my covenant with him also, 5 And Abraham hastened into the for an everlasting covenant with his tent unto Sarah, and said, Make seed after him.

ready quickly three measures of fine 26 And as for Ishmael, I have heard meal, knead, and make cakes upon thee: Behold, I have blessed him, the hearth. and will make him fruitful, and will 6 And Abraham ran unto the herd, multiply him exceedingly;

and fetched a calf, tender and good, 27 Twelve princes shall he beget, and gave it unto a young man, and and I will make him a great nation. he hasted to dress it.

29 But my covenant will I establish 7 And he took butter and milk, and Lith Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear the calf which he had dressed, and set thein berore them, and he stood by l go down now, and see tbat their them under the tree, and they did eat. iniquities are rewarded unto them.

S And they said unto him, Where is 21 And ye shall have all things Sarab thy wile? And he said, Be- done altogether according to the cry bold, in the tent.

of it, which is come unto me. 9 And one of them blessed Abraham, 22 And if ye do it not, it shall be and he said, I will certainly return upon your heads; for I will destroy unto thee from my journey, and lo, them, and you shall know that I will according to the time of life, Sarah do it, for it shall be before your eyes. thy wife shall have a son.

23 And the angels which were holy 10 And Sarah heard him, in the men, and were sent forth after the tent dour.

order of God, turned their faces from 11 Aud now Abraham and Sarah thence and went toward Sodom. being old, and stricken in age; there- 24 But Abraham stood yet before fore it had ceased to be with Sarah the Lord, remembering the things after the manner of women;

which bad been told him. 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within 25 And Abraham drew near to herself, saying, After I have waxed Sodom, and said unto the Lord, calling old shall I bave pleasure, my lord upon his name, saying, Wilt thou debeing old also ?

stroy the righteous with the wicked? 13 And the angel of the Lord said Wilt thou not spare them? unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah ! 26 Peradventure there may be fifty laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety righteous within the city, wilt thou bear a child, which ain old? Is any. also destroy and not spare the place thing too hard for the Lord ?

for the fifty righteous that may be 14 At the time appointed, behold, I therein ? will return unto thee from my journey, 27 O may that be far from thee to which the Lord hath sent me; and I do after this manner, to slay the according to the time of life thou righteous with the wicked ; and that mayest know that Sarah shall have a the righteous should be as the wicked. son.

28 O God, may that be far from 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I thee, for shall not the Judge of all laughed not ; for she was afraid. And the earth do right? he said, Nay, but thou didst laugh. | 29 And the Lord said unto Abraham,

16 And the angels rose up from If thou findest in Sodom, fifty rightthence, and looked toward Sodom ; eous within the city, then I will spare and Abrabam went with them to all the place for their sakes. bring them on the way.

| 30 And Abraham answered and 17 And the angel of the Lord, said, said, Behold, now, I have taken upon Shall I hide froin Abraham that thing me to speak unto the Lord, which is which the Lord will do for bim ; able to destroy the city, and lay all seeing that Abraham shall surely be the people in dust and ashes: come a great and mighty nation, and 31 Will the Lord spare them perall the nations of the carth shall be adventure there lack five of the fifty blessed in him ?

righteous; wilt thou destroy all the 18 For I know him, that he will city for their wickedness, if I find cominand his children, and his house- / there forty and five righteous ? hold after him, and they shall keep 32 And he said, I will not destroy, the way of the Lord, to do justice and / but spare them. judgment, that the Lord may bring 33 Ånd he spake unto him again, upon Abraham that which he has and said, Peradventure there should spoken of him.

be fort y found there? 19 And the angel of the Lord said 34 And he said, I will not destroy unto Abraham, The Lord said unto it for forty's sake. us, Because the cry of Sodom and 35 And he said again unto the Lord, Gomorrah is great, and because their o, let not the Lord be angry, and I sin is very grievous, I will destroy will speak; Peradventure there shall them.

thirty be found there? 20 And I will send you, and ye shall 36 And he said, I will not destroy

them if thou shalt find thirty there., back. And they were angry with

37 And he said, Behold now, I have him. taken upon me to speak unto the 10 And they said among themLord; wilt thou destroy them if per- selves, This one man came in to adventure there shall twenty be found sojourn among us, and he will needs there?

now make himself to be a judge; 38 And he said, I will not destroy | now we will deal worse with him them for twenty's sake.

than with them. 39 And Abraham said unto the 11 Wherefore they said unto the Lord, 0, let not the Lord be angry, man, We will have the men, and thy and I will speak yet but this once. I daughters also: and we will do with peradventure ten shall be found there? | them as seemeth us good.

40 And the Lord said, I will not 12 Now this was after the wickeddestroy them for ten's sake. And nesss of Sodom. the Lord ceased speaking with Abra- 13 And Lot said, Behold now, I hamn.

have two daughters which have not 41 And as soon as he had left com known man ; let me, I pray you, muning with the Lord, Abraham plead with my brethren that I may went his way.

not bring them out unto you; and ye 42 And it came to pass that Abra- shall not do unto them as seemeth ham returned unto his tent.

good in your eyes: CHAPTER XIX.

14 For Gool will not justify his Orythme of dom and Gomorrah- Let's

servant in this thing; wherefore, let integrity Mercy of Go-Lots flightLes infe perished - Iniquity of Lot's

| me plead with my brethren, this daughters.

once only, that unto these men ye AND it came to pass, that there do nothing, that they may have A came three angels to Sodom in peace in my house; for therefore the evening; and Lot sat in the door came they under the shadow of my of his house. in the city of Sodom. roof.

2 And Lot, seeing the angels, rose 15 And they were angry with Lot op to meet them; and he bowed him- and came near to break the door, self with his face toward the ground; but the angels of God, which were

3 And he said, Behold now, my holy men, put forth their hand and lords, turn in, I pray you, into your pulled Lot into the house unto them, servant's house, and tarry all night, and shut the door. and wash your feet, and ye shall rise 16 And they smote the men with up early, and go on your ways. | blindness, both small and great, that

4 And they said, Nay; but we will they could not come at the door. abide in the street all night.

17 And they were angry, so that 5 And he pressed upon them greatly; they wearied themselves to find the and they turned in unto him, and I door, and could not find it. entered into bis house; and he made 18 And these holy men said unto then a feast, and did bake unlea-Lot, Hast thou any here besides thy Vened bread, and they did eat. sons-in-law, and thy son's sons and

6 But before they lay down to rest, thy daughters ? the men of the city of Sodom com 19 And they commanded Lot, saypassed the house round, even mening, Whatsoever thou hast in the which were both old and young, city, thou shalt bring out of this even the people from every quarter; place, for we will destroy this place;

7 And they called unto Lot, and 20 Because the cry of them is waxen said unto him, Where are the men great, and their abominations have which came in unto thee this night? come up before the face of the Lord; bring them out unto us, that we may and the Lord hath sent us to destroy know them.

it. 8 And Lot went out of the door, 21 And Lot went out and spake onto them, and shut the door after unto his sons-in-law, which married bini, and said, I pray you, brethren, his daughters, and said, Up, get ye do not so wickedly.

out of this place, for the Lord will 9 And they said unto him, Stand | destroy this city.

22 But he seemed as one that hind him, and became a pillar of salt. mocked, unto his sons-in-law. | 34 And Abraham got up carly in

23 And when the morning came, the morning to the place where he the angels bastened Lot, saying, stood before the Lord: and he looked Arise, take thy wife, and thy two toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and daughters which are here, lest thou toward all the land of the plain, and be consumed in the iniquity of the bebold, lo, the smoke of the country city.

went up as the smoke of a furnace. 24 And while he lingered the angels 35 And it came to pass, when God laid hold upon his hand, and upon had destroyed the cities of the plain, the band of his wife, and upon the that God spake unto Abraham, say. hand of his two daughters; the Lord ing, I have remembered Lot, and being merciful unto them; and they sent him out of the midst of the brought them forth, and set them overthrow, that thy brother might down without the city.

not be destroyed, when I overthrew 25 And it came to pass, when they the city in the which thy brother Lot had brought them forth abroad that dwelt. they said unto them, Escape for your 36 And Abraham was comforted. lives; look pot behind you, neither And Lot went up out of Zoar, and stay you in all the plain ; escape to dwelt in the mountain, and his two the mountain lest you be consumed. daughters with him ; for he feared to

26 And Lot said unto one of them, dwell in Zoar. And he dwelt in a Oh, not so inv Lord! behold now, thy cave, he and his two daughters. servant has found grace in thy sight, 37 And the first-born dealt wickedly, and thou hast magnified thy mercy and said unto the younger, Our father which thou hast showed unto me in has become old, and we have not a saving my life; and I cannot escape man on the earth to come in unto us, to the mountain, lest some evil over-to live with us after the manner of all take me, and I die.

that live on the earth; 27 Behold now, here is another city, 38 Therefore como, let us make our and this is near to flee unto, and it is father drink wine, and we will lie a little one; ob, let me escape thither, with hiin, that we may preserve seed and may not the Lord destroy it, and of our father. my soul shall live.

39 And they did wickedly, and made 28 And the angel said unto him, their father drink wine that night; See, I have accepted thee concerning and the first-born went in and lay this thing also, that I will not over- | with her father; and he perceived throw this city, for the which thou not when she lay down, nor when she hast spoken; haste thee, escape arose. thither, for I cannot do anything 40 And it came to pass on the mor. until thou be come thither.

row, that the first-born said unto the I the name of the city was younger. Behold. I lav ves called Zoar. Therefore the sun was with my father; let us make him risen upon the earth when Lot en-drink wine this night also, and go tered into Zoar.

thou in and lie with him, that we may 30 And the Lord did not destroy | preserve seed of our father. Sodom until Lot had entered into Zoar. 141 And they made their father drink

31 And then, when Lot had entered wine that night also; and the younger into Zoar, the Lord rained upon arose, and lay with him, and he perSodom, and upon Gomorrah; for the ceived not when she lay down, nor angels called upon the name of the when she arose. Lord for brimstone and fire from the 42 Thus were both the daughters of Lord out of heaven.

Lot with child by their father. 32 And thus they overthrew those 43 And the first-born bare a son, cities and all the plain, and all the and called his name Moab; the fainhabitants of the cities, and that ther of the Moabites, the same which which grew upon the ground. are unto this day.

33 But it came to pass, when Lot 44 And the younger, she also bare fled, his wife looked back from be- a son, and called his name Ben-ammi:

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