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The generations of Noah. 1. Abbass



5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided 2347. in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.



b1 Chr. 6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and

7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth..


9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

* Gr.

10 And the beginning of his kingdom was * Babel, Babylon. and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.



19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Heb. Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto † Gaza; as thou goest unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations. 21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.




22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and
Heb. Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
Arpach 25 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and
Gether, and Mash-

24 And Arphaxad begat † Salah; and Salah begat


Or, 11 Out of that land || went forth Asshur, and builded he went Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

out into Assyria,

12 And Resen, between Nineveh and Calah: the tower, which the children of men builded. same is a great city.

|| Or,
streets of
13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and
the city. Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

+ Heb.

14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim. Taidon. Heth, 15 16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,

And Canaan begat †Sidon his first-born, and

17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, 18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.


+ Heb. Shelah.

d 1 Chr. 2.19. 2247.

25d And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.

26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and
Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these
were the sons of Joktan.

30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar, a mount of the east.

31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations. 32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

The confusion of tongues.

Before CHRIST 2247.


1 One language in the world. 3 The building of Babel,
and the confusion of tongues. 10 The generations of
Shem. 27 The generations of Terah, Abram's father.
31 Terah goeth from Ur to Haran, and dieth there.
AND the whole earth was of one + language, and Heb.
+ speech.


+ Heb.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the words. east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

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3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us † Heb. make brick, and † burn them thoroughly. And they said to had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. hisneighbour. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and + Heb. a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us burn make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the them to a burning. face of the whole earth.



6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.


7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.



9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; be- That is, Confu cause the LORD did there confound the language of sion. all the earth and from thence did the LORD scatter a Wisd. them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

10. 5. b


1. 17.

10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem 1 Chr. was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood.

11 And Shem lived, after he begat Arphaxad, five 2346. hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah.


13 And Arphaxad lived, after he begat Salah, four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters. 14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber. 15 And Salah lived, after he begat Eber, four hun. dred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat 2247. Peleg.

c 1 Chr.

1. 19.

d Called

17 And Eber lived, after he begat Peleg, four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters. Luke 18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu. 19 And Peleg lived, after he begat Reu, two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.

3.35. Phalce. 2217.

20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat 2185. Serug.

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21 Ånd Reu lived, after he begat Serug, two hun- Saruch. dred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.

5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the


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22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor. 2155. 23 And Serug lived, after he begat Nahor, two hun dred years, and begat sons and daughters.

24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and 2126. begat ' Terah.

f Luke 3.34.

25 And Nahor lived, after he begat Terah, an hun- Thara. dred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

God calleth Abram, and blesseth him:


26 And Terah lived seventy years, and 2056. Abram, Nahor, and Haran.


Now these are the generations of Terah : 1996. Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

g Joshua

24. 2.
1 Chron.

28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

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GENESIS. X Pharaoh taketh Abram's wife into his house. begat | Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to Before look upon :

CHRIST 1921.

12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife; and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.

13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee..

2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse b Chap him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families

18.18. & 22. 18.



1 God calleth Abram, and blesseth him with a promise of
Christ. 4 Abram with Lot depart from Haran: 6 he
journeyeth through Canaan, which is promised him in
a vision: 10 he is driven by a famine into Egypt; fear
maketh him feign his wife to be his sister. 14 Pharaoh
having taken her from him, by plagues is compelled to
restore her; he sendeth Abram away.
NOW the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee
out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and
from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew


of the earth be blessed.

3. 25.

4 ¶ So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto Gal. 3. 8. him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

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6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Chap. Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded


13. 15.

a Chap. he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.

d 18. 4.

8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east; and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.

Heb. 9 And Abram journeyed, † going on still toward in going the south. andjourneying.

10 And there was a famine in the land and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife,

14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.


16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and she-asses, and camels.

17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.

18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.

20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.

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1 Abram and Lot return out of Egypt: 7 by the disagree-
ment of their servants they part asunder. 10 Lot goeth
to Sodom. 14 God reneweth his promise to Abram:
18 he removeth to Hebron, and there buildeth an altar.

cir. 1920

AND Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his cir.1918.

wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.

2 And Abram was very and in gold.

rich in cattle, in silver, Heb.


3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai;

a Chap. 12. 7, 8

4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.

5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle. And the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelt then in the land.

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, 1917. I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be + brethren.

+ Heb.


9 Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thy-men brea self, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.


10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,

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13 But the men of Sodom were wicked, and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:

12 7. &

b Chap. 15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.


16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the 34.4. earth so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

17 Arise, walk through the land, in the length of it, and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee. 18 ¶ Then Abram removed his tent, and came and +Heb. dwelt in the † plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, plains. and built there an altar unto the LORD. CHAP. XIV. 1 The battle of four kings against five. 12 Lot is taken prisoner; 14 Abram rescueth him. 17 The king of Sodom meeteth Abram; Melchizedek blesseth him, to whom he giveth tithes: 21 the rest of the spoil, his partners having had their portion, he restoreth to the king of Sodom. cir. 1917. AND it came to pass, in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;

2 That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.


3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.

4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Or, Ham, and the Emims in || Shaveh Kiriathaim, the plain

of Kiria- 6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto | El

thaim paran, which is by the wilderness. Or, the

7 And they returned, and came to En-mishpat, Paran, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites that dwelt in Ha


8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale

of Siddim;

With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.

10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slime pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.

Abram blessed by Melchizedek.


11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Go- Before morrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.

CHRIST 1913.

12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, (who dwelt in Sodom,) and his goods, and departed.

13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

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19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: 20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.


|| Or, instructed.

16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him (after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him) at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale.


a 2 Sam.


b Hebr.

18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth 18.18. bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most 7.1. high God.

21 ¶ And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the + persons, and take the goods to thyself. 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoe latchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:

24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion,

2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus ?


1 God encourageth Abram, who complaineth for want of an heir. 4 God promiseth him a son, and a multiplying of his seed. 6 Abram is justified by faith, &c. AFTER these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great 16. 5. reward.

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3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir,

o Hebr.


4 T And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be

thine heir.

+ Heb. souls.

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them. And he said unto him, b Rom,

4. 18

So shall thy seed be.

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The promise of Canaan renewed, &c.

Before 6


And he believed in the LORD; and he counted 1913. it to him for righteousness.

7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that c Rom. brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee Gal. 3. 6. this land to inherit it.





eir. 1913.

8 And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?

9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.

10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.

11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.

12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

d 7.6.


13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety Acts that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years.

14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

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

17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

+Heb. a lamp of fire. 18 In that same day the LORD made a covenant e Chap. with Abram, saying, "Unto thy seed have I given this 127.& land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the 26.4. river Euphrates:

13. 15. &

Deuter. 34.4.

19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kad


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

21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.


1 Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Abram. 4 Hagar, being afflicted for despising her mistress, runneth away: 7 an angel sendeth her back to submit herself, &c. NOW Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

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2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unHeb. to my maid; it may be that I may obtain children ed by her. by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. 3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar her maid, 1911. the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram, to be his wife.


Hagar, being afflicted, fleeth from Sarai. when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised Before in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee. 1911. 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand: do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when + Heb. Sarai + dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face. which is 7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a good in fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain eyes. in the way to Shur.



+ Heb. her.

8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest afflicted thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and

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

11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name || Ishmael; because the LORD hath That is, heard thy affliction.

Godshall hear..


12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against a Chap. every man, and every man's hand against him: and 25. 18. he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

14 Wherefore the well was called "Beer-lahai-roi; b Chap. behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

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The well

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15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. 16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram. CHAP XVII.

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seeth me 1910.

1 God reneweth his covenant with Abram; Abram's name is changed, in token of greater blessings. 9 Circumcision is instituted. 15 Sarai's name is changed, and Isaac, with the blessing of a numerous issue, promised her. AND when Abram was ninety years old and nine, 1898. the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be a Chap. thou || perfect.

5. 22.

# Or,

2 And I will make my covenant between me and upright, 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.

+ Heb. multi

5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Ab- tude of ram; but thy name shall be || Abraham: for a father nations. ||That is, of many nations have I made thee. Fatherof

b Rom.

6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will a great make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. multi7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their generations, for 4. 17. an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.


8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the Heb of thy soland of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and journ I will be their God.


9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee, in their generations.

Circumcision instituted. Isaac promised.



CHAP. XVII, XVIII. Abraham entertaineth three angels. Before 10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, be- | 2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, Before tween me and you, and thy seed after thee; Every three men stood by him: and, when he saw them, he 1898. man-child among you shall be circumcised. ran to meet them from the tent-door, and bowed fore-himself toward the ground,



11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your skin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant. 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree; 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and † comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they + Heb. said, So do as thou hast said.

you have passed. 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, † Make ready quickly three measures of fine Heb. meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.


7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man ; and he hasted to dress it.

8 And he took butter and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

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

c Acts

7. 8.

d Acts

7.8. Romans

4. 11.

12 And he that is eight days old shall be cir+Heb. cumcised among you, every man-child in your genea son of rations, he that is born in the house, or bought with eight days. money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. 13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is Luke bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised; and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

e Levit.

2.21. John


14 And the uncircumcised man-child, whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.

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

16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of + Heb. her: yea, I will bless her, and † she shall be a mother ake shall of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

become nations.

17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

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



f Chap.
19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee
18. 10. & a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac:
and I will establish my covenant with him for an
everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and Chap. will multiply him exceedingly: twelve princes shall he beget; and I will make him a great nation.


21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set 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 son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the self-same day, as God had said unto him.

24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

26 In the self-same day was Abraham circumcised and Ishmael his son;

27 And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.


1 Abraham entertaineth three angels. 9 The promise of Isaac is renewed; Sarah's laughing reproved. 17 The destruction of Sodom revealed to Abraham; he intercedeth for it. ND the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre and he sat in the tent-door in the heat



of the day:


b Chap.

10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy 17. 19.& wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the 21. 2. tent-door, which was behind him.

13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord 3. 6. being old also?

c 1 Pet.

14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

a Heb.

13. 2.

15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not: for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

16 And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

17¶And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;

+ Heb. stay.

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

d Chap. 12. 9. &


19 For I know him, that he will command his 22. 18. children and his household after him, and they shall Acts keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judg- Gal. 3. 8. ment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous,

21 I will go down now, and see 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 Abraham stood yet

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