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The confusion of tongues. Before 5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided

CHAP. XI. 2347:" in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their 1 One language in the world. 3 The building of Babel, CHRIS So families, in their nations.

and the confusion of tongues. 10 The generalions of ? Chr. 6 9 6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Shem. 27 The generations of Terah, Abram's father. and Phut, and Canaan.

31 Terah goeth from Ur to Haran, and dieth there. 7. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and AND the whole earth was of one † language, and tiplieks. Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of one to speech.

+ Heb, of Raamah ; Sheba, and Dedan.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the words. cir,2218 8 And Cush begat Nimrod : he began to be a east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; mighty one in the earth.

and they dwelt there. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: where 3 T And + they said one to another, Go to, let us + Heb. fore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter be make brick, and † burn them thoroughly. And they said to fore the Lord.

had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. hisneigh10 And the beginning of his kingdom was * Babel, 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and

+ Hcb. Babylon. and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven ; and let us burn Shinar.

make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad


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burning 1. Or, 11 Out of that land || went forth Asshur, and builded face of the whole earth. he went Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the Assyria. 12 And Resen, between Nineveh and Calah : the tower, which the children of men builded. 1 Or, same is a great city.

6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, streets of

13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and and they have all one language; and this they begin the city. Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

to do : and now nothing will be restrained from them, 14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom which they have imagined to do. came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.

7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their + Heb. Tsidon,

15 T And Canaan begat | Sidon his first-born, and language, that they may not understand one another's Heth,

speech. 16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence Girgasite,

upon the face of all the earth : and they left off to 17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, build the city.

18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the 9 Therefore is the name of it called || Babel; a be- That is, Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the cause the Lord did there confound the language of sion. Canaanites spread abroad.

all the earth : and from thence did the Lord scatter a Wisd, 19 And the border of the Canaanites was from them abroad upon

the face of all the earth. Heb. Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto + Gaza; as 10 T These are the generations of Shem: Shem i Chr. Assah.

thou goest unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

years after the flood.
20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, af 11 And Shem lived, after he begat Arphaxad, five 2316.
ter their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations. hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children 12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and 2311.
of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to begat Salah.
him were children born.

13 And Arphaxad lived, after he begat Salah, four 1. 17.

22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters. Heb. † Arphexad, and Lud, and Aram.

14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber. Arpach 23 And the children of Aram ; Uz, and Hul, and 15 And Salah lived, after he begat Eber, four hunGether, and Mash

dred and three years, and begat sons and daughters. + Heb. 24 And Arphaxad begat | Salah ; and Salah begat 16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat 2247.

Peleg. 25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name 17 And Eber lived, after he begat Peleg, four hun2217. vided ; and his brother's name was Joktan. of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth di- dred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters. Luke

18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu.

Phalce. -26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and 19 And Peleg lived, after he begat Reu, two hunHazarmaveth, and Jerah,

dred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters. 27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,

20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat 2185. 28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

Serug. 29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab : all these 21 Ånd Reu lived, after he begat Serug, two hun-Saruch. were the sons of Joktan.

dred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters. 30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou 22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor. 2155, goest vihto Sephar, a mount of the east.

23 And Serug lived, after he begat Nahor, two hun. 31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, dred years, and begat sons and daughters. after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations. 24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and 2126. 32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, af-begat ' Terah.

f Luke ter their generations, in their nations: and by these 25 And Nahor lived, after he begat Terah, an hun- Thara. were the nations divided in the earth after the flood. dred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

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Pharaoh taketh Abram's wife into his house, 26 Ànd Terah lived seventy years, and 5 begat | Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to Before 2056. Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

27 Now these are the generations of Terah: 12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyp1996. Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran ; and Haran tians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife; g Joshua begat Lot.

and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. 28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live
29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives : the because of thee.
name of Abram's wife was Sarai ; and the name of 14 T And it came to pass, that, when Abram was
Nahor's wife Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman
father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

that she was very fair.
30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and com31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son mended her before Pharaoh : and the woman was

of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, taken into Pharaoh's house. h Neh. his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them 16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and Judith from "Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Ca he had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and men-servants,

naan ; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. and maid-servants, and she-asses, and camels.

32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and 17 And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house 3921. five years : and Terah died in Haran.

with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife. CHAP. XII.

18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is
1 God colleth Abram, and blesselh him with a promise of this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not

Christ. 4 Abram with Lot depart from Haran : 6 he tell me that she was thy wife ?
journeyeth through Canaan, which is promised him in 19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister ? so I might
a vision: 10 he is driven by a famine into Egypt; fear have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold
makcth him feign his wise to be his sister. 14 Pharaoh thy wise, take her, and go thy way.
having taken her from him, by plagues is compelled to 20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning
restore her; he sendeth Abram away.

him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all
Now the Lord hed said unto Abram, Get thee that he had.
out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and

from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew 1 Abram and Lot return out of Egypt: 7 by the disagree-

ment of their servants they part asunder. 10 Lot goeth
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I to Sodom. 14 God reneweth his promise to Abram:
will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou 18 he removeth to Hebron, and there buildeth an altar.
shalt be a blessing:

A ND Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his cir.1918. 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, Chap; him that curseth thee: band in thee shall all families into the south. of the earth be blessed.

2 And Abram was very + rich in cattle, in silver, + Heb.

heavy. 49 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto and in gold. Gal. 3.8. him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy 3 And he went on his journeys from the south even

and five years old when he departed out of Haran. to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at

5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai; brother's son, and all their substance that they had 4 Unto the a place of the altar, which he had made a Chapa

12. 7, 82
gathered, and the souls that they had gotien in Haran; there at the first: and there Abram called on the name
and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; of the Lord.
and into the land of Canaan they came.

5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks,
6 And Abram passed through the land unto the and herds, and tents.
place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the 6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they
Canaanite was then in the land.

might dwell together : for their substance was great,
7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, so that they could not dwell together.
Chap. Unto thy seed will I give this land : and there builded 7 T And there was a strife between the herdmen
d Chap.

d altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him. of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle. 8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on And the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelt then in the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Betb-el the land. on the west, and Hai on the east; and there he builded 8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, 1917. an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my the LORD.

herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be † brethren. + Heb. 9 And Abram journeyed, † going on still toward 9 Is not the whole land before thee ? Separate thy- men brea in going the south. andjour

self, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left neying. 10 I And there was a famine in the land : and hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to

Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there ; for the right hand, then I will go to the left.
the famine was grievous in the land.

10 T And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the 11 And it came to pass, when he was come near plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,

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Abram blessed by Melchizedek. Before even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, 11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Go. Before cir, 1917. as thou comest unto Zoar,

morrah, and all their victuals, and went their way. 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan ; 12 9 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, and Lot journeyed east: and they separated them- (who dwelt in Sodom,) and his goods, and departed. selves the one from the other.

13 And there came one that had escaped, and told 12 Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot Abram the Hebrew ; for he dwelt in the plain of dwelt in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother toward Sodom.

of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram. 13 But the men of Sodom were wicked, and sinners 14 And when Abram heard that his brother was before the Lord exceedingly. taken captive, he || armed his trained servants, born Or;

led forth. 14 | And the Lord said unto Abram, after that in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and or, inLot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, pursued them unto Dan. and look from the place where thou art, northward, 15 And he divided himself against them, he and his and southward, and eastward, and westward:

servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them b Chap. · 15 For all the land which thou seest, “to thee will unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. 23. 7. & I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

16 And he brought back all the goods, and also Deuter

. 16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and 34. 4.

earth : : so that if a man can number the dust of the the women also, and the people. earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him 17 Arise, walk through the land, in the length of it, (after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee. and of the kings that were with him) at the valley of

18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and Shaveh, which is the king's dale. 1, Heb. dwelt in the † plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth 8.1.8. plains, and built there an altar unto the Lord.

bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most 7, 1. CHAP. XIV.

high God. 1 The battle of four kings against five. 12 Lot is taken 19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram prisoner ; 14 Abram rescueth him.

17 The king of of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth : Sodom meeteth Abram; Melchizedek blesseth him, to 20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath whom he giveth tithes : 21 the rest of the spoil, his delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he partners having had their portion, he restoreth to the him “tithes of all. king of Sodom.

21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give cir. 1917. A ND it came to pass, in the days of Amraphel me the 4 persons, and take the goods to thyself. + Heb.

souls, king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedor 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have laomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations ; lift


mine hand unto the Lord, the most high God, ? That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, the possessor of heaven and earth, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of 25 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoe Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king latchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, of Bela, which is Zoar.

lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich : 3 All these were joined together in the vale of Sid 24 Save only that which the young men have dim, which is the salt sea.

eaten, and the portion of the meri which went with cir, 1913., 4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their the thirteenth year they rebelled.

portion, 5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer,

CHAP. XV. and the kings that were with him, and smote the Re 1 God encourageth Abran, who complaineth for want phaims in Åshteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in

of an heir.

4 God promiseth him a son, and a multi, 9. Or, Ham, and the Emims in || Shaveh Kiriathaim,

plying of his seed. 6 Abram is justified by faith, &c. of Kiria And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto || El AFTER these things the word of the Lord came thaim. paran, which is by the wilderness. po ng the ? And they returned, and came to En-mishpat, Abram : I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great icosa

a Psalm parant which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the reward. Amalekites, and also the Amorites that dwelt in Ha 2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give

me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house :8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the is this Eliezer of Damascus ? king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, (the same is no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir, Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale 4 T And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto

him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that
9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with shall coine forth out of thine own bowels shall be
Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, thine heir.
and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five. 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said,

10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slime pits; Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou
and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah"fied, and fell be able to number them. And he said unto him, b Rom,
there; and they that remained fled to the mountain. b So shall thy seed be.


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Hagar, being afflicted, fleeth from. Sarai. 6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised. Before 1913." it to him for righteousness.

in her eyes: the Lord judge between me and thee. 7 And he said unto him, I am the Lord that 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is c Rom. brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee in thy hand: do to her tas it pleaseth thee. And when Heb. Gal. 3.6. this land to inherit it.

Sarai + dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face. which is James

8 And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know 7 9 And the angel of the Lord found her by a good in that I shall inherit it?

fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain 9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of in the way to Shur.

+ Heb. three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest afflicted a' ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a thou ? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee young pigeon.

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mistress Sarai. 10 And he took unto him all these, and divided 9 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Return them in the midst, and laid each piece one against to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. another: but the birds divided he not.

10 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, I will 11 And when the fowls came down upon the car- multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be cases, Abram drove them away.

numbered for multitude. 12 T And when the sun was going down, a deep 11 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Besleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great hold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and darkness fell upon him.

shalt call his name || Ishmael; because the Lord hath That is: 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety heard thy affliction. d that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against

. not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict every man, and every man's hand against him: and 25. 18. them four hundred years.

he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. 14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, 13 And she called the name of the Lord that spake will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I great substance.

also here looked after him that seeth me? 15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou 14 Wherefore the well was called || Beer-lahai-roi; b. Chap. shalt be buried in a good old age.

behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

||That is, 16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither 15 | And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram The well again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full. called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went 16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old veth, and

down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram. * Hcb. ta burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

CHAP XVII. a lamp of fire. 18 In that same day the Lord made a covenant 1 God reneweth his covenant with Abram; Abram's name e Chap: with Abram, saying, "Unto thy seed have I given this is changed, in token of greater blessings. 9 Circumcision 13. 15.& land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the is instituted. 15 Sarai's name is changed, and Isaac, river Euphrates:

with the blessing of a numerous issue, promised her. Deuter,

19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kad- AND when Abram was ninety years old and nine, 1896. monites,

, 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the I am the Almighty God; a walk before me, and be a Chap. Rephaims,

thou || perfect. 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the 2 And I will make my covenant between me and upright


or, Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. CHAP. XVI.

3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked 1 Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Abram. 4 Hagar, with him, saying,

being afflicted for despising her mistress, runneth away: 4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee,
7 an angel sendeth her back to submit herself, &c. and thou shalt be a father of + many nations.

of Heba dif.1913 NOW Sarai, Abram’s wife, bare him no children : 5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Ab- tude of

and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose ram; but thy name shall be || Abraham: "for a father nations. name was Hagar.

of many nations have I made thee.

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Fatherof 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the Lord 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will

hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in un make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of theę, multiHebr. to my maid; it may be that I may t'obtain children 7 And I will establish my covenant between me and ed by her. by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. thee, and thy seed after thee, in their generations, for 4. 17.

3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar her maid, an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and 1911. the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the to thy seed after thee.

land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram, 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after to be his wife.

thee, the land + wherein thou art a stranger, all the trio 4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she con land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession ; and journa ceived": and when she saw that she had conceived, I will be their God.

. her mistress was despised in her eyes.

9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee, thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and in their generations.

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Circumcision instituted. Isaac promised. CHAP. XVII, XVIII.

Abraham entertaineth three angels. Before 10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, be- 1 2 a And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, Before POSEST tween me and you, and thy seed after thee; Every three men stood by him: and, when he saw them, he 1898. roman-child among you shall be circumcised.

ran to meet them from the tent-door, and bowed Acts 11 And

ye shall circumcise the flesh of your fore-himself toward the ground, d Acts skin; and it shall be da token of the covenant betwixt 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in me and you.

thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant. Romans

12 And + he that is eight days old shall be cir 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and + Heb. cumcised among you, every man-child in your gene wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree;

+ Heb. a son of rations, he that is born in the house, or bought with 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and 4 comeight

stay. days. money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. fort ye your hearts ; after that ye shall pass on : for e Levit.

13 'He that is born in thy house, and he that is therefore fare ye come to your servant. And they + lleb. Luke bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised; said, So do as thou hast said.

passed. and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an ever 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, lasting covenant

and said, + Make ready quickly three measures of fine 7Heb. 14 And the uncircumcised man-child, whose flesh meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth. of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.

. calf tender and good, and gave il unto a young man ; 15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai and he hasted to dress it. thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but 8 And he took butter and milk, and the calf which Sarah shall her name be.

he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood 16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of by them under the tree, and they did eat. Meb, her: yea, I will bless her, and † she shall be a mother 9 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy ölcshell of nations ; kings of people shall be of her.

wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. nations.

17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, 10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy choose that is an hundred years old ? and shall Sarah, that wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the 21. 2. is ninety years old, bear?

tent-door, which was behind him. 18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well might live before thee!

stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after tChap.

19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee the manner of women. 18.10.& a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac : 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, 21.2.

and I will establish my covenant with him for an After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord 3.6. everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. being old also ?

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, 13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore

I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a Chap. 6 will multiply him exceedingly: twelve princes shall child, which am old? he beget; and I will make him a great nation.

14 Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the 21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, time appointed I will return unto thee, according to which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. the next year,

15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not: for she 22 And he left off talking with him, and God went was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh. up from Abraham.

16 And the men rose up from thence, and looked 23 4 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to that were born in his house, and all that were bought bring them on the way. with his money, every male among the men of Abra 17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham ham's house, and circumcised the flesh of their fore- that thing which I do ;

skin in the self-same day, as God had said unto him. 18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great 1898. 24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. shall be blessed in him?

d Chap 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when 19 For I know him, that he will command his he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. children and his household after him, and they shall Acts

26 In the self-same day was Abraham circumcised keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judg- Gal. 3. 8. and Ishmael his son ;

ment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that · 27 And all the men of his house, born in the house, which he hath spoken of him. and bought with money of the stranger, were circum 20 And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom cised with him.

and Gomcrrch is great, and because their sin is very CHAP. XVIII.

1 Abrahamentertaineth three angels. 9 The promise of Isaac 21 I will go down now, and see whether they have

is renewed; Sarah's laughing reproved. 17 The destruc-done altogether according to the cry of it, which is
tion of Sodom revealed to Abraham; he intercedeth for it. come unto me; and if not, I will know,
ND the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of 22 And the men turned their faces from thence,

Mamire: and he sat in the tent-door in the heat and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet of the day;

before the LORD.

ci Pet.

12. 3. & 22, 18,

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