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Abimelech's covenant with ebraham. Chap. xxii. Abraham offeretb Ifaac.
Behold, here I am.
thee into the land of Moriali ; and offer 19 And God opened her eyes, and the him there for a burnt offering upon one saw a well of water; and the went, and of the mountains which I will tell thee of. filled the bottle with water, and gave 3 And Abraham rose up early in the the lad drink.
morning, and faciuled his ass, and took 20 And God was with the lad; and two of his young men with him, and Isaac he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, his son, and clave the wood for the burnt and became an archer.
offering, and rote up, and went unto the 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of place of which God had told him. Paran : and his mother took him a wife 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifta out of the land of Egypt.
ed up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 22 1 And it came to pass at that time, s And Abraham said unto his young that Abimelech and Phic the chiefcap-men, Abide ye he with the ass; and I tain of his hoft fpake unto Abraham, fay- and the lad will go yonder and worthip, ing, God is with thee in áft that thondoelt: and come again to you.
23 Now therefore swear unto me here 6 And Abraham took the wood of the
father, and laid, My father: and he said, 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. Here am I, my son. And he said, Be
25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech hold the fire and the wood : but where because of a well of water, which Abime-l is the lamb for a burnt offering? lech's servants had violently taken away. 8 And Abrahami laid, My son, God will
26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who provide hinself a lamb for a burnt offerhath done this thing: neither didft thou ing: so they went both of them together. tellme, neither yet heard! I of it, but today. 9 And they came to the place which
27 And Abraham took meep and oxen, God had told him of; and Abraham built and gave them unto Abimelech; and both an altar there, and laid the wood in orof them made a covenant.
der, and bound Isaac his son, and laid 28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs him on the altar upon the wood. of the flock by themselves.
Jo And Abraham stretched forth his 29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, hand, and took the knife to say his son. What mean these seven ewe lambs which II And the angel of the Lord called 'thou haft set by themselves ?
unto him out of heaven, and said, Abra30 And he said, For these seven ewe ham, Abraham : and he said, Here am I. lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that 12 1 And he said, Lay 'not thine hand they may be a witness unto me, that I upon the lad, neither do thou any thing have digged this well.
unto him : for now I know that thou 31 Wherefore he called that place Beer- fearest God, seeing thou hast not withneba; because there they tware both of held thy fon, thine only fon from me. them.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer- and looked, and behold behind him a ram fheba : then Abimelech rose up, and Phi- caught in a thicket by his horns: and chol the chief captain of his hoft, and they Abraham went and took the ram, and returned into the land of the Philistines. offered him up for a burnt offering in thç
33 And Abraham planted a grove instead of his son. Beer-sheba, and called there on the name 14 And Abraham called the name o of the LORD, the everlasting God. that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to
34 And Abraham sojourned in the this day, In the mount of the Lord it
Thall be seen.
15 T And the angel of the Lord called
GENESIS. Abraham's charge to his servant.' saith the LORD, for because thou haft the end of his field; for as much money done this thing, and hast not withheld as it is worth he tall give it me for a thy son, thine only fon :
poffession of a burying place amongst you. 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and 10 And Ephron dwelt among the chilin multiplying, I will multiply thy feed dren of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand answered Abraham in the audience of the which is upon the sea fhore; and thy children of Heth, even of all that went seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; in at the gate of his city, saying,
18 And in thy feed shall all the nations II Nay, my lord, hear me: the field of the earth be blessed; because thou hast give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I obeyed my voice.
give it thee; in the presence of the foris of 19 So Abraham returned unto his my people give I it thee : bury thy dead. young men, and they rose up and went 12 And Abraham bowed down himself together to Beer-sheba ; and Abraham before the people of the land. dwelt at Beer-fheba.
13 And he spake unto Ephron in the 20 | And it came to pass after these audience of the people of the land, saythings, that it was told Abraham, saying, ing, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born chil- hear me: I will give thee money for the dren unto thy brother Nahor;
field ; take it of me, and I will bury my 21 H-Iuz his firstborn, and Buz his bro-| dead there. ther, and Kemuel the father of Aram, 14 And Ephron answered Abraham,
22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, saying unto him, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
15 My lord, hearken unto me: the 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: there land is worth four hundred thckels of fileight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abra- ver; what is that betwixt me and thee? ham's brother.
bury therefore thy dead. 24 And his concubine, whose name 16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephwas Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and ron ; and Abraham weighed to Ephron Gaham, and Thahash and Maachah. the silver, which he had named in the CHAP. XXIII.
audience of the fons of Heth, four hunSarah's age and death. 3 The purchafi dred shekels of silver, current money with of Machpelah, 19 where Sarah was the merchant. buried.
17 And the field of Ephron, which was A
ND Sarah was an hundred and fe- in Machpelah, which was before Mamre,
ven and twenty years old : these the field, and the cave which was therein, were the years of the life of Sarah. and all the trees that were in the field,
2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba ; the that were in all the borders round about, same is Hebron the land of Canaan : were made sure and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, 18 Unto Abraham for a poffeflion in the and to weep for her.
presence of the children of Heih, before 31 And Abraham stood up from be- all that went in at the gate of his city. fore his dead, and spake unto the soits of 19 9 And after this, Abraham buried Heth, saying,
Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with Machpelah before Mamre: the same is you : give me a possession of a burying- Hebron 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 fight.
therein, were made fure unto Abraham s And the children of Heth answered for a poffeflion of a burying place by the Abraham, saying unto him,
fons of Heth. 6 Hear us, my lord : thou art a mighty
CHAP. XXIV. prince among us: in the choice of our i Abraham feneth his servant to get a tepulchres bury thy dead; none of us wife for bis fon Isaac. 58 He obtaineth fall withhold from thee his fepulchre, Rebekah. 62 Ifauc meeteth her. but that bury
ND Abraham was old, and well 7 An himself to the people of the land, even blessed Abraham in all things. to the children of Heth.
2 And Abraham faid unto his eldest 8 And he communed with them, saying, servant of his houte, that ruled over all If it be your mind that I Mould bury my that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat under my thigh : for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, 3. And I will make thee swear by the
That he may give me the cave of Lord, the God of heaven, and the God Machpelah, which he hath, which is in of the earth, that thou shalt not take a
Abraham food up, and bowed A tricken an age : "and the Lord had
Abraham's fervant meeteth Chap. xxiv.
Rebekah as the well. wife unto my son of the daughters of the 17 And the servant ran to meet her, Canaanites, among whom I dwell: and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a
4 But thou shalt go unto my country, little water of thy pitcher. and to my kindred, and take a wife unto 18 And the said, Drink, my lord : and my son Ifaac.
the basted, and let down her pitcher up5 And the servant said unto him, Per-Ion her hand, and gave him drink. adventure the woman will not be willing 19 And when she had done giving him to follow me unto this land : must I drink, the faid, I will draw water for thy needs bring thy son again unto the land camels alfo, until they have done drinking. from whence thou camelt?
20 And she hafted, and emptied her 6 And Abraham said unto him, Be- pitcher into the trough, and ran again ware thou that thou bring not my fon unto the well to draw water, and drew thither again.
ior all his camels. 7 The LORD God of heaven, which 21 And the man wondering at her held took me from my father's house, and his peace, to wit whether the Lord had from the land of my kindred, and which made his journey prosperous or not. spake unto me, and that sware unto me, 22 And it came to pass, as the camels saying, Unto thy feed will I give this had done drinking, that the man took a land; he shall send his angel before thee, golien earring of ha a Thekel weight, and thou Nalt take a wife unto my son and two bracelets for her hands of ten from thence.
Thekels weight of gold ; 8 And if the woman will not be willing 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear telline, I pray thee: is there room in thy from this my oath : only bring not my father's house for us to lodge in? son thither again.
24 And Me said unto him, I am the 9 And the servant put his hand under daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, the thigh of Abrabam his master, and which she bare unto Nahor. sware to him concerning that matter. 25 She faid moreover unto him, We
10 And the servant took ien camels of have both straw and provender enough, the camels of his master, and departed; and room to lodge in. for all the goods of his inafter were in 26 And the man bowed down his head, his hand : and he arose, and went to Me- and worshipped the LORD. sopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. 27 And he said, Bletled be the LORD God
II And he made his camels to kneel of my master Abraham, who hath not left down without the city by a well of water dertitute my master of his mercy and his at the time of the evening, even the time truth, 1 being in the way, the LORD led that women go ont to draw quater. me to the house of my master's brethren.
12 And he said, O LORD God of my 28 And the damfel ran, and told them master Abraham, I pray thee, fend me of her mother's house these things. good speed this day, and thew kindness
And Rebekah had a brother, and unto my master Abraham.
his name was Laban; and Laban ran out 13 Behold, I stand bere by the well of unto the man, unto the well. water; and the daughters of the men of 30 And it came to pass, when he saw the city come out to draw water: the earring and bracelets upon his fifter's
14 And let it.come to pass, that the hands, and when he heard the words of damsel to whom I shall lay, Let downı Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may the man unto me; that he came unto the drink; and she shall fay, Drink, and I man; and, behold, he stood by the cawill give thy camels drink also : let the mels at the well. jame be the that thou hast appointed for 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I of the LORD; wherefore standelt thou know that thou hast Thewed kindness without? for I have prepared the house, unto my master.
and room for the camels. 15 And it came to pass, before he had 32 And the man came into the house: done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah (and he ungirded his camels, and gave came out, who was born to Bethuel, son straw and provender for the camels, and of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's water to wash his feet, and the men's brother, with her pitcher upon her feet that were with him. shoulder.
3.3 And there was set meat before him to 16 And the damsel was very fair to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have look upon, a virgin, neither had any man told mine errand. And he said, Speak on. known her: and she went down to the 34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. 35 And the Lord hath blessed my mal
way which ]
Abraham's servant sheweth his message. GENESIS. Ifaac meeteth Rebekah. ter greatly : and he is become great: and 5-0 Then Laban and Bethuel answered he hath given him flocks, and herds, and and said, The thing proceedeth from the silver, and gold, and menservants, and LORD : we cannot speak unto thee bad or maidservants, and camels, and asses. good.
36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take son to my inafter when she was old : and bei, and go, and let her be thy master's unto him hath he given all that he hath. son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken.
37 And my master made me sware, 52 And it came to pass, that, when saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my Abraham's servant heard their words, he son of the daughters of the Canaanites, worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to in whose land I dwell:
the earıh. 38 But thou shalt go unto my
father's 53 And the servant brought forth jewhouse, and to my kindred, and take a els of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiwife unto my son.
ment, and gave them to Rebekah : he 39 And I said unto my master, Perad- gave also to her brother and to her moventure the woman will not follow me. ther precious things.
40 And he said unto me, The LORD, 54 And they did eat and drink, he and before whom I walk, will send his angel the men that were with him, and tarried with thee, and prosper thy way; and all night; and they rose up in the mornthou shalt take a wife for my son of my ing, and he said, Send me away unto my kindred, and of my father's house : master.
41. Then shalt thou be clear from this 55 And her brother and her mother said, my oath, when thou comeft 10 my kin- Let the damsel abide with us a few days, dred; and if they give not thee one, thou at the least ten ; after that she shall go. shalt be clear from iny oath.
56 And he said unto them, Hinder me 42 And I came this day unto the well, not, seeing the Lord hath prospered my and said, O LORD God of my master way; send me away that I may go to Abraham, if now thou do prosper my my master.
57 And they said, We will call the 43 Behold, I stand by the well of wa- damsel, and enquire at her mouth. ter; and it Mall come to pass, that when 58 And they called Rebekah, and said the virgin cometh forth to draw water, unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, and she said, I will go. a little water of thy pitcher to drink; 59 And they sent away Rebekah their
44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, fifter, and her nurse,' and Abraham's ferand I will also draw for thy camels : let vant, and his men. the fame be the woman whom the Lord 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said hath appointed out for my master's son. unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou
45 And before I had done speaking in the moiber of thousands of millions, and mine heart, Behold, Rebekah came forth let thy feed pofsess the gate of those which with her pitcher on her shoulder; and hate them. she went down unto the well, and drew 61 And Rebekah arose, and her damwater: and I said unto hei, Let me drink, fels, and they rode upon the camels, and I
followed the man : and the servant took 46 And she made hafte, and let down Rebekah, and went his way. her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, 62 | And Isaac came from the way of Drink, and I will give thy camels drink the well Lahai-roi : for he dwelt in the also: so I drank, and she made the ca- fouth country. mels drink also.
63. And Ifaac went out to meditate in 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose the field at the eventide: and he lifted daughter art thou? And she said, The up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom camels were coming. Milcah bare unto him : and I put the 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, carring upon her face, and the bracelets and when she saw Isaac, the lighted off upon her hands.
the camel. 48 And I bowed down my head, and 65 For The had said unto the servant, worshipped the LORD, and blessed the What man is this that walketh in the LORD God of my master Abraham, which field to meet us? And the servant had had led me in the right way to take my faid, It is my master : therefore she took master's brother's daughter unto his son. a vail, and covered herself.
49 And now if ye will deal kindly and 66 And the servant told Isaac all things Truly with my master, tell me : and if that he had done. Tiot, tell me ; that I may turn to the right 67 And Ifaac brought her into his mohand, or to the left.
Abraham's death and burial. Chap. xxv, xxvi. The birth of Efau and Facob. ther Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and 18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto The became his wife; and he loved her : Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goeft and Ifaac was comforted after his mo- toward Assyria : and he died in the prether's death.
sence of all his brethren. CHA P. XXV.
19 Andthefearethe generations of Ifaac, ! The Sons of Abraham by Keturah. 7 His Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:
age and death. 24 The birth of Efau and 20 And Isaac was forty years old when Jacob. 29 Esau selleth his birthright. he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of TH 'HEN again Abraham took a wife, Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the
and her name was Keturah. lifter to Laban the Syrian. 2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jok 21 And Ifaac intreated the LORD for Than, and Medan, and Midian, and Ilh- his wife, because she was barren : and bak, and Shuah.
the Lord was intreated of him, and 3 And Jokfhan begat Sheba, and De- Rebekah his wife conceived. dan. And the sons of Dedan were Asfhu 22 And the children struggled together rim, Letushim, and Leummim. 'vithin her; and she said, if it be fo, why
4 And the fons of Midian ; Ephah, am I thus ? And she went to enquire of and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidab, and the Lord. Eldaah. All these were the children of 23 And the Lord said unto her, Two Keturah.
nations are in thy womb, and two man5 And Abraham gave all that he had ner of people Thall be separated from thy unto Isaac.
bowels; and the one people shall be 6 But unto the sons of the concubines, stronger than the other people; and the which Abraham had, Abraham gave elder thall serve the younger. gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his 24 1 And when her days to be delivered Ton, while he yet lived, eastward, unto were fulfilled, behold, there were twins the east country.
in her womb. 7 f'And these are the days of the years 25 And the first came out red, all over of Abraham's life which he lived, an hun- like an hairy garment; and they called 'dred threescore and fifteen years.
his name Efau. 8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, 26 And after that came his brother and died in a good old age, an old man, out, and his hand took hold on Esau's and full of years; and was gathered to heel; and his name was called Jacob: his people.
and Isaac was threescore years old when 9 And his fons Isaac'and Ismael bu- she bare them. ried him in the cave of Machpelah, in 27 And the boys grew : and Efau was the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Hittite, which is before Mamre; Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
10. The field which Abraham pur 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he chased of the sons of Heth : there was did eat of his venison : but Rebekah lov. Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. ed Jacob.
11 And it came to pass after the death 29 | And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau of Abraham,that God blessed his son Isaac; came from the field, and he was faint: and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. 30 And Elau said to Jacob, Feed me,
12 Now these are the generations of I pray thee, with that same red pottage ; Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar for I am faint : therefore was his name the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare called Edom. unto Abraham:
31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day 13 And these are the names of the sons thy birthright. of Ishmael, by their names, according to 32 And Llau said, Behold, I am at their generations ; the first born of im- the point to die: and what profit shall mael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Ad- this birthright do to me? beel, and Mibfam,
33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, day; and he sware unto him: and he
15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, Cold his birthright unto Jacob. and Kedemah :
34 Then Jacob gave Efau bread and 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and these are their names, by their towns, and drink, and rose up, and went his way: by their castles; twelve princes accord- thus Efau despised his birthright. ing to their nations.
CHAP. XXVI. 17 And these are the years of the life 1 Ifaac goeth to Gerar. 2 God blesseth of 'Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and him, 26 Abimelech's covenant with him. seven years : and he gave up the ghost and 34 Efar's wives. died; and was gathered unto his people.