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GENESIS.

Hagar fleeth from Sarai.

16 But in the fourth generation they fhall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

17 And it came to pafs, that, when the fun went down, and it was dark, behold a fmoking furnace, and a burning lamp that pafled between thofe pieces.

18 In the fame day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, faying, Unto thy feed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,

zi And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgalhites, and the Jebufites. CHAP. XVI.

The covenant renewed.

II And the angel of the LORD faid unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and fhalt bear a fon, and fhalt call his name Ifhmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he fhall dwell in the prefence of all his brethren.

13 And she called the name of the LORD that fpake unto her, Thou God feeft me: for the faid, Have I alfo here looked after him that feeth me?

14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

15 ¶ And Hagar bare Abram a fon: and Abram called his fon's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

16 And Abram was fourfcore and fix years old, when Hagar bare Ifhmael to

1 Sarai giveth Hagar to Abram, 6 who fying from her mistress, 9 is fent back by an angel. 15 Ishmael is born.

NOW Sarai Abram's wife bare him no Abram.

children and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whofe name quas Hagar.

2 And Sarai faid unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from

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go maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to

the voice of Sarai.

3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.

CHAP. XVII.

I The covenant is renewed. 3 Abram's name changed. 10 Circumcifion is inftituted. 16 Ifaac is promifed.

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ND when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and faid unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

5 T Neither fhall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name fhall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

4 And he went in unto Hagar, and fhe conceived: and when the faw that fhe had conceived, her mistress was defpifed in her eyes.

5 And Sarai faid unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bofom; and when the faw that she had conceived, I was defpifed in her eyes: the LORD judge between me 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and

and thee.

6 ¶ But Abram faid unto Sarai, Be-kings fhall come out of thee. hold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleafeth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, fhe fled from her face. 7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wildernefs, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

8 And he faid, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence cameft thou? and whither wilt thou go? And fhe faid, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

9 And the angel of the LORD faid unto her, Return to thy miftrefs, and fubmit thyself under her hands.

10 And the angel of the LORD faid unto her, I will multiply thy feed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

7 And I will eftablifh my covenant between me and thee and thy feed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy feed after thee.

8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy feed after thee, the land wherein thou art a ftranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlafting poffeffion; and I will be their God.

9 And God faid unto Abraham, Thou fhalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy feed after thee in their generations.

10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy feed

Ifaac promifed.

feed after thee; Every man child among you fhall be circumcifed.

.Chap. xviii. Abraham entertaineth three angels.
27 And all the men of his house, born
in the house, and bought with money of
the ftranger, were circumcised with him.
CHAP. XVIII.

II And ye shall circumcife the flesh of your forefkin; and it fhall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

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12 And he that is eight days old fhall be circumcifed among you, every man your generations,

Abraham entertaineth three angels. 9 Sa rah's laughter. 17 Sodom's deftruction revealed to Abraham. 23 His interceffion. LORD appeared unto him

in the boule, or bought with money of A in the plains of Mamre, and he lat

is any stranger, which is not of thy feed.

13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, muft needs be circumcifed: and my covenant hall be in your flesh for an everlasting

covenant.

14 And the uncircumcised man child whofe flesh of his forefkin is not circumcifed, that foul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.

15 And God faid unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah ball her name be.

3 And faid, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy fight, pafs not away, pray thee, from thy fervant:

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4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

16 And I will blefs her, and give thee a fon also of her: yea, I will blefs her, and the shall be a mother of nations; kings of people fhall be of her.

5 And I will fetch a morfel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye fhall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your fervant. And they faid, So do, as thou haft faid.

6 And Abraham haftened into the tent unto Sarah, and faid, Make ready quickly a child be born unto him that is an hun-three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.

17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and faid in his heart, Shall

dred years old? and fhall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

18 And Abraham faid unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!

7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hafted to drefs it.

19 And God faid, Sarah thy wife fhall bear thee a fon indeed; and thou shalt call his name Ifaac: and I will eftablish my covenant with him for an everlafting covenant, and with his feed after him.

20 And as for Ifhmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have bleffed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes fhall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

21 But my covenant will I eftablish with Ifaac, which Sarah fhall bear unto thee at this fet time in the next year.

22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

23 And Abraham took Ishmael his fon, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's houfe; and circumcifed the flesh of their foreskin in the felfsame day, as God had faid unto him.

24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcifed in the flesh of his foreskin.

25 And Ishmael his fon was thirteen years old, when he was circumcifed in the flesh of his foreskin.

in the tent door in the heat of the day;

2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men ftood by him and when he faw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

26 In the felfsame day was Abraham circumcifed, and Ishmael his fon.

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8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dreffed, and fet it before them; and he ftood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

9 ¶ And they faid unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he faid, Behold, in the tent.

10 And he faid, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife fhall have a fon. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him..

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19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his houthold after him, and they fhall keep the way of the LORD, to do juftice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upou Abraham that which he hath fpoken of him.

20 And the LORD faid, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their fin is very grievous;

21 I will go down now, and fee whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraliam food yet before the LORD.

23 ¶ And Abraham drew near, and faid, Wilt thou alfo deftroy the righteous with the wicked?

Lot entertaineth two angels.

32 And he faid, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten fhall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's fake.

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33 And the LORD went his way, as foon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

CHAP. XIX.

1 Lot entertaineth tavo angels. 24 Sodom
and Gomorrah deftroyed. 26 Lot's wife
punished. 31 His inceft.

there came two angels to

dom at even; and Lot fat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot fecing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

2 And he faid, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your fervant's houfe, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye fhall rife up early, and go on your ways. And they faid, Nay; but we will abide in the ftreet all night.

3 And he preffed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his houfe; and he made them a feaft, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did ear.

24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou alfo deftroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein ?

25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to flay the righteous with the wicked and that the righteous fhould be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

26 And the LORD faid, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will fpare all the place for their fakes.

27 And Abraham anfwered and faid, Behold now, I have taken upon me to fpeak unto the LORD, which am but duft | pray you, bring them out unto you, and and afhes: do ye to them as is good in your eyes:

28 Peradventure there fhall lack five of only unto thefe men do nothing; for the fifty righteous: wilt thou deftroy all therefore came they under the fhadow the city for lack of five? and he faid, of my roof. If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.

29 And he spake unto him yet again, and faid, Peradventure there fhall be forty found there. And he faid, I will not do it for forty's fake.

30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there fhall thirty be found there. And he faid, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

31 And he faid, Behold now, I have taken upon me to fpeak unto the LORD: Peradventure there fhall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's fake.

4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compaffed the houfe round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

5 And they called unto Lot, and faid unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,

7 And faid, I pray you, brethren, do not fo wickedly.

8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I

9 And they faid, Stand back. And they faid again, This one fellow came in to fojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worfe with thee, than with them. And they preffed fore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

IO But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and hut to the door.

II And they fmote the men that were
the door of the house with blindness,
both fmall and great: fo that they wea-
ried themselves to find the door.

12 And the men faid unto Lot, Haft
thou

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28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

25 And he overthrew thofe cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

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26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and fhe became a pillar of falt.

27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he ftood be fore the LORD:

29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and fent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

31 T And the firstborn faid unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve feed of our father.

33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when the lay down, nor when fhe arose.

34 And it came to pafs on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yefternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night alfo; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preferve feed of our father.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night alfo: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he per ceived not when she lay down, nor when fhe arose.

36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

37 And the firstborn bare a fon, and called his name Moab: the fame is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

38 And the younger, fhe alfo bare a fon, and called his name Ben-ammi: the fame is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

CHAP. XX.

1 Abraham denieth his wife, and lofeth her. 14 Abimelech reftoreth her.

AND Abraham journeyed from thence, dwelled between Kadeth and Shur, and fojourned in Gerar.

2 And Abraham faid of Sarah his wife, She is my fifter: and Abimelech king of Gerar fent, and took Sarah.

3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou are but a dead man, for the woman which thou haft taken; for fhe is a man's wife.

4 But Abimelech had not come near B2 her:

Abimelech reftoreth Abraham's wife. GENESIS.
her, and he faid, LORD, wilt thou flay|
alfo a righteous nation?

5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and fhe, even fhe herself faid, He is my brother in the integrity of my heart and

innocency of my hands have I done this. AND the LORD vifited Sarah as he

had faid, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

6 And God faid unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I alfo withheld thee from finning against me: therefore fuffered I thee not to touch her.

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

3 And Abraham called the name of his fon that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Ifaac.

7 Now therefore reftore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he fhall pray for thee, and thou fhalt live and if thou reftore her not, know thou that thou shalt furely die, thou, and all that are thine.

8 Therefore Abimelech rofe early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears and the men were fore afraid.

9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and faid unto him, What haft thou done unto us? And what have I offended thee, that thou haft brought on me and on my kingdom a great fin? thou haft done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.

so And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What fawest thou, that thou haft done this thing?

II And Abraham faid, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will flay me for my wife's fake.

12 And yet indeed he is my fifter; fhe is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

13 And it came to pafs, when God caufed me to wander from my father's houfe, that I faid unto her, This is thy kindness which thou fhalt fhew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, fay of me, He is my brother.

14 ¶ And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menfervants, and womenfervants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.

Ifaac is born.
CHAP. XXI.

2 Ifaac is born. 9 Hagar and Ishmael are
cast forth. 22 Abimelech's covenant
with Abraham.

4 And Abraham circumcifed his fon Ifaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.

5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his fon Ifaac was born unto him.

6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

18 For the LORD had faft clofed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, becaufe of Sarah Abraham's wife.

7 And the faid, Who would have faid unto Abraham, that Sarah fhould have given children fuck? for I have born him a fon in his old age.

8 And the child, grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the Same day that Ifaac was weaned.

9 ¶ And Sarah faw the fon of Hagar the Egyptian, which he had born unto Abraham, mocking.

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14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting

15 And Abimelech faid, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaf-it on her shoulder, and the child, and fent her away and fhe departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-fheba.

eth thee.

17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid fervants; and they bare children.

16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of filver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus fhe was reproved. 16 And fhe went, and fat her down over againft him a good way off, as it were a bowfhot: for the faid, Let me not fee the death of the child. And she fat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.

17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar

15 And the water was fpent in the bottle, and fhe caft the child under one of the fhrubs.

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