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Hagar fleeth from Sarai.


The covenant renewed. 16 But in the fourth generation they 11 And the angel of the Lord said shall come hither again : for the iniquity unto her, Behold, thou art with child, of the Amorites is not yet full.

and Malt bear a fon, and shalt call his 17 And it came to pass, that, when name Jihmael ; because the Lord hath the fun went down, and it was dark, be heard thy affliction. hold a smoking furnace, and a burning 12 And he will be a wild man; his lamp that pafled between those pieces.

hand will be against every man, and & in the fame day the Lord made a every man's hand against him ; and he covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy hall dwell in the presence of all his brefeed have I given this land, from the river thren. of Egypt unto the great river, the river

13 And the called the name of the Euphrates :

Lord that spake unto her, Thou God 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, seeft me: for the faid, Have I also here and the Kadmonites,

looked after him that feeth me? 20 And the Hittites, and the Periz

14 Wherefore the well was called Beerzites, and the Rephaims,

lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaan- and Bered. ites, and the Girgalhites, and the Jebulites. 15 | And Hagar bare Abram a son: CHAP. XVI.

and Abram called his son's name, which I Sarai giveth Hagar to Abram, 6 who Hagar bare, Ishmael. flying from her misirefs, 9 is sent back 16 And Abram was fourscore and fix by an angel. 15 Ishmael is born.

years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to

Abram. children: and the had an handmaid,

C H A P. XVII. an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. I The covenant is renewed. 5 Abram's

2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold name changed. 10 Circumcision is instinow, the Lord hath restrained me from

tuted. 16 Isaac is promised. bearing te magna alates may obtain chi? A old and mines the ears animatay dren by her. And Abram hearkened to to Abram, and said unto him, I am the the voice of Sarai.

Almighty God; walk before me, and be 3 And Sarai Abram’s wife took Hagar thou perfect, her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had 2 And I will make my covenant be. dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, tween me and thee, and will multiply and gave her to her husband Abram to thee exceedingly. be his wife.

3 And Abram fell on his face: and 4 And he went in unto Hagar, and God talked with him, saying, fhe conceived : and when he saw that 4. As for me, behold, my covenant is She had conceived, her mistress was de- with thee, and thou ihalt be a father of fpised in her eyes.

many nations. s And Sarai faid unto Abram, My Ś I Neither Thall thy name any more wrong be upon thee: I have given my be called Abram, but thy name shall be maid into thy bofom; and when she saw Abraham ; for a father of many nations that she had conceived, I was despised in bave I made thee. her eyes : the Lord judge between me 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitand thee.

ful, and I will make nations of thee, and 6 9 But Abram said unto Sarai, Be- kings shall come out of thee. hold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her 7 And I will establish my covenant as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt between me and thee and thy feed after hardly with her, she fed from her face. thee in their generations for an everlasting

7 And the angel of the Lord found covenant, to be a God unto thee, and her by a fountain of water in the wilder. Ito thy feed after thee. ness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. 8 And I will give unto thee, and to

8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, thy feed after thee, the land wherein whence camest thou ? and whither wilt thou art a stranger, all the land of Cathou go? And she said, I flee from the naan, for an everlasting poffeffion; and face of my mistress Sarai.

I will be their God. 9 4 And the angel of the Lord said 9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou unto her, Return to thy mistress, and halt keep my covenant therefore, thou, submit thyself under her hands. and thy feed after thee in their genera

10 And the angel of the Lord faid|tions. unto her, I will inultiply thy feed ex 10 | This is my covenant, which ye ceedingly, that it shall not be numbered hall keep, between me and you and thy for multitude.


Ifaac promised.

Chap. xviii. Abraham entertaineth three angels. seed after thee; Every man child among), 27 And all the men of his house, born you shall be circumcised.

in the house, and bought with money of II And ye shall circumcise the flesh of the stranger, were circumcised with him. your foreskin; and it shall be a token of

CHA P. XVIII. the covenant betwixt me and you. 1 Abraham entertaineth three angels. 9 Sa

12 And he that is eight days old shall rah's laughter. 17 Sodom's destruction be circumcised among you, every man revealed to Abraham. 23 His interceffoon. Child in your generations, he that is born A in the plains of Mamre : and he fat in the bouse, or bought with any stranger, which is not of thy feed. in the tent door in the heat of the day;

13 He that is born in thy house, and 2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, he that is bought with thy money, muft and, lo, three men stood by him : and needs be circumcised: and my covenant when he saw them, he ran to meet them fhall be in your flesh for an everlasting from the tent door, and bowed himself covenant.

toward the ground, 14 And the uncircumcised man child 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have whose flesh of his foreskin is not circum- found favour in thy sight, pass not away, cised, that foul shall be cut off from his I pray thee, from thy fervant: people ; he hath broken my covenant. 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be

15 And God said unto Abraham, As fetched, and wash your feet, and rest for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her yourselves under the tree : name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread,

16 | And I will bless her, and give and comfort ye your hearts ; after that thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye her, and the shall be a mother of nations; come to your servant. And they said, kings of people shall be of her.

So do, as thou hast said. 17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, 6 And Abraham haftened into the tent and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly a child be born unto him that is an hun-three measures of fine meal, knead it, dred years old ? and shall Sarah, that is and make cakes upon the hearth. ninety years old, bear?

7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, 18 And Abraham said unto God, o and fetclit a calf tender and good, and that Ishmael might live before thee ! gave it unto a young man; and he hasted

19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall to dress it. bear thee a son indeed ; and thou slalt 8 And he took butter, and milk, and call his name Isaac: and I will establish the calf which he had dresled, and set it my covenant with him for an everlasting before them; and he stood by thein uncovenant, and with his seed after him. der the tree, and they did eat.

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard 99 And they said unto him, Where is thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, make him fruitful, and will multiply him in the tent. exceedingly; twelve princes shall he be Jo And he said, I will certainly return get, and I will make him a great nation. unto thee according to the time of life ;

21 But my covenant will I establish and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto And Sarah heard it in the tint door, thee at this set time in the next year.

which was behind him. 22 And he left off talking with him, 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and God went up from Abraham. and well itricken in age ; and it ceased to

23 And Abraham took Ihmael his son, be with Sarah after the manner of women. and all that were born in his house, and 12 'Therefore Sarah laughed within herall that were bought with his money, felf, saying, After I am waxed old shall I every male among the men of Abraham's have pleasure, my lord being old also ? house; and circumcised the flesh of their 13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall said unto him.

I of a surety bear a child, which an, old ? 24 And Abraham was ninety years old 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? and nine, when he was circumcised in At the time appointed I will return unto the flesh of his foreikin.

thee, according to the time of life, and 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen Sarah shall have a son. years old, when he was circumcised in 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughthe flesh of his foreskin.

ed not; for she was afraid. And he said, 26 In the selfsame day was Abraham Nay; but thou didst laugh. circumcised, and Ishmael his fone 16 And the men rose up from thence,



the way:

Abrahan intercedeth for Sodom. GENESIS. Lot entertaineth two angels. and looked toward Sodom ; and Abra 32 And he said, Oh let not the LORD ham went with them to bring them on be angry, and I will speak yet but this

once : Peradventure ten shall be found 17 | And the Lord said, Shall I hide there. And he said, I will not destroy from Abraham that thing which I do; it for ten’s fake.

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely 33 And the Lord went his way, as become a great and mighty nation, and soon as he had left communing with all the nations of the earth shall be blessed Abraham: and Abraham returned unto in him ?

his place. 19 For I know him, that he will com

CHAP. XIX. mand his children and his houshold after 1 Lot eniertaineth two angels. 24 Sodom him, and they shall keep the way of the and Gomorrah destroyed. 26 Lot’s wife LORD, to do justice and judgment; that punished. 31 His incest. the LORD-may bring upou Abraham that


ND there came two angels to Sowhich he hath spoken of him.

dom at even ; and Lot fat in the 20 And the Lord said, Because the cry gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and up to meet them; and he bowed himself because their fin is very grievous ; with his face toward the ground;

21 I will go down now, and see whe 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, ther they have done altogether according turn in, I pray you, into your servant's to the cry of it, which is come unto me; house, and tarry all night, and wash your and if not, I will know.

feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on 22 And the men turned their faces from your ways. And the said, Nay; but thence, and went toward Sodom : but we will abide in the street all night. Abraham stood yet before the LORD. 3' And he pressed upon them greatly ;

23 | And Abraham drew near, and and they turned in unto him, and ensaid, Wilt thou also destroy the right- tered into his house; and he made them eous with the wicked?

a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, 24. Peradventure there be fifty right- and they did eil. eous within the city : wilt thou also de 4 But before they lay down, the men Itroy and not spare the place for the fifty of the city, even the men of Sodom, comrighteous that are therein ?

passed the house round, both old and 25. That be far from thee to do after young, all the people from every quarter: this manner, to slay the righteous with 5 And they called unto Lot, and taid the wicked: and that the righteous unto him, Where are the men which hould be as the wicked, that be far came in to thee this night? bring them from thee: Shall not the Judge of all out untò us, that we may know them. the earth do right?

6 And Lot went out at the door unto 26 And the LORD said, If I find in So- them, and hut the door after him, dom fifty righteous within the city, then 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do I will spare all the place for their lakes. not so wickelly.

27 And Abraham answered and faid, 8 Behold now, I have two daughters Behold now, I have taken upon me to which have not known man; let me, I speak unto the LORD, which am but duft pray you, bring them ont unto yoll, and and ashes:

do ye to them as is good in your eyes : 28 Peradventure there shall lack five of only unto these men do nothing ; for the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all therefore came they under the shadow the city for lack of five? and he said, of my roof. If I find there forty and five, I will not 9 And they said, Stand back. And destroy it.

they said again, This one fellow came in 29 And he spake unto him yet again, to fojourn, and he will needs be a judge : and said, Peradventure there shall be now will we deal worfe with thee, than forty found there. And he faid, I will with them. And they pressed sore upon not do it for forty's sake.

the man, even Lot, and came near to 30 And he said unto him, Oh let not break the door. the LORD be angry, and I will speak: 10 But the men put forth their hand, Peradventure there shall thirty be found and pulled Lot into the house to them, there. And he said, I will not do it, if and shut to the door. I find thirty there.

J1 And they smote the men that were 31 And he said, Behold now, I have at the door of the house with blindness, taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: both small and great: so that they weaPeradventure there mall be twenty found ried themselves to find the door. there. And he said, I will not destroy it 12 And the men said unto Lot, Haft for twenty's sake.


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The destruction of Sodom.
Chap. xx.

Lot's inceft. thou here any besides ? son in law, and 28 And he looked toward Sodom and thy sons, and thy daughters, and what- Gomorrah, and toward all the land of soever thou hast in the city, bring then the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke out of this place:

of the country went up as the smoke of 13 For we will destroy this place, be-a furnace. cause the cry of them is waxen great be 29 And it came to pass, when God fore the face of the LORD; and the LORD destroyed the cities of the plain, that hath sent us to destroy it.

God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto out of the midst of the overthrow, when his sons in law, which married his daugh- he overthrew the cities in the which Lot ters, and said, Up, get you out of this dwelt. place; for the Lord will destroy this 30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and city. But he seemed as one that mocked dwelt in the mountain, and his two unto his sons in law.

daughters with him ; for he feared to 15 And when the morning arose, then dwell in Zoar: and he dweit in a cave, the angels bastened Lot, saying, Arise, he and his two daughters. take thy wife, and thy two daughters, 31 | And the firitborn said unto the which are here; left thou be consumed younger, Our father is old, and there is in the iniquity of the city.

not a man in the earth to come in unto 16 And while he lingered, the men us after the manner of all the earth : laid hold upon his hand, and upon the 32 Come, let us make our father drink hand of his wife, and upon the hand of wine, and we will lie with him, that we his two daughters; the Lord being mer- may preserve feed of our father. ciful unto him : and they brought him 33 And they made their father drink forth, and set him without the city. wine that night: and the firstborn went

17 And it came to pass, when they had in, and lay with her father; and he perbrought them forth abroad, that he said, ceived not when the lay down, nor when Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, she arose. neither stay thou in all the plain; escape 34. And it came to pass on the morrow, to the mountain, left thou be consumed. that the firstborn said unto the younger,

18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: so, my Lord:

let us make him drink wine this night 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found also; and go thou in, and lie with him, grace in thy sight, and thou hast magni- that we may preserve seed of our father. fied thy mercy, which thou hast fewed 35 And they made their father drink unto me in saving my life; and I cannot wine that night also: and the younger escape to the mountain, lest some evil arose, and lay with him ; and he per take me, and I die :

ceived not when Mhe lay down, nor when 20 Behold now, this city is near to flee me arose. unto, and it is a little one : oh, let me 36 Thus were both the daughters of escape thither, (is it not a little one ?) Lot with child by their father. and my soul thall live.

37 And the firstborn bare a son, and 21 And he faid unto him, See, I have called his name Moab: the same is the accepted thee concerning this thing also, father of the Moabites unto this day. that I will not overthrow this city, for 38 And the younger, she also bare a the which thou haft spoken.

fon, and called his name Ben-ammi: the 22 Hafte thee, escape thither; for I same is the father of the children of Amcannot do any thing till thou be come mon unto this day. thither. Therefore the name of the city

CHA P. XX. was called Zoar.

i Abraham denieth his wife, and loseth her. 23 The sun was risen upon the earth 14 Abimelech refioreth her. when Lot entered into Zoar.

AND Abraham journey edfrom thence, 24 [ Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and dwelled between Kadeth and Shur, and fire from the LORD out of heaven ; sojourned in Gerar,

25 And he overthrew those cities, and 2 And. Abraham said of Sarah his wife, all the plain, and all the inhabitants of She is my fifter: and Abimelech king of the cities, and that which grew upon the Gerar fent, and took Sarah. ground.

3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream 26 But his wife looked back from be- by night, and said to him, Behold, thou hind him, and the became a pillar of salt. are but a dead man, for the woman which

27.And Abraham gat up early in the thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife. morning to the place where he stood be 4 But Abimelech had not come near fore the LORD ;

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Abimelech refloreth Abraham's avife. GENESIS.

ifaal is born. her,: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay!

CHAP. XXI. also a righteous nation ?

2 Ifaac is born. 9 Hagar and Ishmael are s Said he not unto me, She is my

fifter? cost forth. 22 Abimelech's and fe, even she herself said, He is my with Abraham. brother: in the integrity of my hcart and innocency of my hands have done this. And the Lord visited Sarah as he

had said, and the Lord did unto 6 And God said unto himn in a dream, Sarah as he had spoken. Yea, I know that thou didst this in the 2 ? For Sarah conceived, and bare integrity of thy heart; for I also with- Abraham a fon in liis old age, at the set held thee from sinning against me : there- time of which God had spoken to him. fore suffered I thee not to touch her. 3 And Abraham called the name of his

7 Now therefore restore the man his son that was born unto him, whom Sawife ; for he is a prophet, and he Mall rah bare to him, Isaac. pray for thee, and thou shalt live : and 4 And Abraham circumcised his son if thou restore her not, know thou that Ifaac being eight days old, as God had thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that commanded him. are thine.

s And Abraham was an hundred years 8 Therefore Abimelech rofe early in old, when his fon Ifaac was born unto him. the morning, and called all his servants, 6 And Sarah said, God hath made me and told all these things in their ears : to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh and the men were fore afraid.

9. Then Abimelech called Abraham, 7 And she said, who would have said and said unto him, What halt thou done unto Abraham, that Sarah should have unto us? And what have I offended thee, given children fuck? for I have born him that thou hast brought on me and on my a son in his old age. kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds 8 And the child grew, and was weanunto me that ought not to be done. ed: and Abraham made a great feast the

Jo And Abimelech said unto Abraham, same day that Isaac was weaned. What sawest thou, that thou hast done 9 [ And Sarah saw the son of Hagar this thing?

the Egyptian, which she had born unto II And Abraham said, Because I Abraham, mocking. thought, Surely the fear of God is not in 10 Wherefore the said unto Abraham, this place; and they will say me for my Caft out this bondwoman and her son : wife's sake.

for the fon of this bondwoman shall not 12 And yet indeed she is my fister; she be heir with my fon, even with Isaac. is the daughter of my father, but not the 11 And the thing was very grievous in daughter of my mother; and he became Abraham's light because of his son.

12 And God said unto Abraham, Let 13. And it came to pass, when God it not be grievous in thy light because of caused me to wander from my father's the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; house, that I said unto her, This is thy in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, kindness which thou shalt thew unto me; hearken unto her voice ; for in Ifaac fhall at every place whither we shall come, thy feed be called. say of me, He is my brother.

13 And also of the son of the bondwo14 9 And Abimelech took sheep, and man will I make a nation, because he is oxen, and menservants, and womenfer- thy feed. vants, and gave them unto Abraham, 14 And Abraham rose up early in the and restored him Saralı his wife.

morning, and took bread, and a bottle 15 And Abimelech faid, Behold, my of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting land is before thee : dwell where it pleal- it on her Moulder, and the child, and sent eth thee.

her away: and the departed, and wan16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, Idered in the wilderness of Beer-lheba. have given thy brother a thousand pieces 15 And the water was spent in the botof silver: behold, he is to thee a covering tle, and the cast the child under one of of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, the shrubs. and with all other : thus she was reproved. 16 And she went, and sat her down

17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and over against him a good way off, as it God healed Abimelech, and his wife, were a bowshot : for she said, Let me and his maid servants; and they bare not see the death of the child. And the children.

sat over against him, and lift up her voice, 18 For the LORD had fait closed up all and wept. the wombs of the house of Abimelech, 17 And God heard the voice of the because of Sarah Abraham's wife. lad; and the angel of God called to


my wife.

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