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Abraham intercedeth for Sodom.



23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou 1898. also destroy the righteous with the wicked?



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

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

26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:

28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.

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

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

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

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

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


1 Lot entertaineth two angels. 4 The vicious Sodomites
are stricken with blindness. 12 Lot is sent for safety
sent for safety
unto the mountain; but obtaineth leave to go into Zoar.
24 Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed. 26 Lot's wife's
punishment. 30 Lot cometh out of Zoar, and dwelleth in
a cave. 31 The incestuous origin of Moab and Ammon.
ND there came two angels to Sodom at even;
and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom and Lot,
seeing them, rose up to meet them; and he bowed
himself with his face toward the ground;


2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all a Chap. night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

18. 4.

The Sodomites stricken blind. 6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and Before shut the door after him,

CHRIST 1898.

7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. 8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

4¶But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter. 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

10' But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.

19. 17.

11 And they smote the men that were at the door b Wisd. of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son-in-law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:

13 For we will destroy this place, because the 'cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.

14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sonsin-law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons-in-law.

c Chap.

18, 20.


15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be con- + Heb. sumed in the iniquity of the city. found. 16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon Or, his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon puniskthe hand of his two daughters; the LORD being mer- d Wisd. ciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set 10. 6. him without the city.



17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh! not so, my Lord. 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die.

20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh! let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.

† Heb. thy face. 21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted +thee That is, Little. concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow + Heb. this city, for the which thou hast spoken. forth. 22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any e Deut. thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name 29. 23. of the city was called || Zoar.


23 The sun was trisen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

Isaiah 13. 19. Jerem. 50.40. Amos 4. 11.


24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD Luke out of heaven:

17.29. Jude 7.

The origin of Moab and Ammon.

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

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

27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD:

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


Before CHRIST 1898.



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


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34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the first-born said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. 36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. 37 And the first-born bare a son, and called his name Moab the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.


38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.


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1 Abraham, sojourning at Gerar, denieth his wife; Abimelech taketh her, but is reproved of God in a dream. 9 Abimelech rebuketh Abraham, 14 and restoreth Sarah, &c. AND ND Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.

2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister and Abimelech king of Gerar sent and, took Sarah.

Abimelech rebuketh Abraham. tegrity of my heart, and innocency of my hands, Before have I done this.

CHRIST cir. 1898.

6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

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3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for +Heb. the woman which thou hast taken; for she is ta married man's wife. good and to husband. 4 But Abimelech had not come near her and he Or, said, LORD, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation? simpli city, or, 5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, sincerity even she herself said, He is my brother in the in

7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

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

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

10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?

11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.

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

13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, Say of me, 12h3 He is my brother.


a Chap.

14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and men-servants, and women-servants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.

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1 Isaac is born, and circumcised. 6 Sarah's joy. 9 Hagar and Ishmael are cast forth. 15 Hagar in distress is relieved and comforted by an angel. 22 Abimelech's covenant with Abraham. 33 Abraham calleth on the Lord in Beer-sheba.

AND the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.



a Chap. 17.19.&

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a șon 18. 10. in his old age, at the set time of which God had bActs spoken to him.

7.8. Galat.


3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was 4. 22. born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, being


Chap. 17. 12.


eight days old, as God had commanded him.

5 And Abraham was an hundred years old when cir. 1897. his son Isaac was born unto him.

11. 11.


Hagar and Ishmael cast out.

Before 6And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, dir. 1897 so that all that hear will laugh with me.


7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.


8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned. 9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out d Galat. this bond-woman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. 11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.

cir. 1892.

4. 30.

12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bond-woman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice: for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

13 And also of the son of the bond-woman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed,

14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, (putting it on her shoulder,) and the child, and sent her away; and she departed, and wandered in the

wilderness of Beer-sheba.

15 ¶ And the water was spent in the bottle, and ahe cast the child under one of the shrubs.

16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bow-shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.

17 And God heard the voice of the lad: and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.

19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all

that thou doest:

if thou

23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God, + Heb. that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with shalt lie my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the unto me. kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned. 24 And Abraham said, I will swear.

25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing; neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to-day.

27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant

The trial and proof of Abraham's faith.

28 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of the flock Before by themselves.

CHRIST cir. 1892.

29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe-lambs which thou hast set by themselves?

30 And he said, For these seven ewe-lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me that I have digged this well.

31 Wherefore he called that place || Beer-sheba; The well because there they sware both of them.

That is, of the

cir. 1891.

32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: oath. then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.


And Abraham planted a || grove in Beer-sheba, || Or, and called there on the name of the LORD, the ever- tree. lasting God.

34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.


1 Abraham commanded to offer up Isaac: 3 he giveth proof
of his faith and obedience: 11 an angel stayeth him, and
a ram is substituted in Isaac's stead; Abraham calleth
the place Jehovah-jireh. 15 Abraham is again blessed.
AND it came to pass after these things, that God 198
did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham. 11. 17.
And he said, + Behold, here I am.


a Hebr.

+ Heb. Behold


2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah, and offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.

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7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father. And he said, + Here am I, my son. And + Heb. he said, Behold the fire and the wood; but where is me. the lamb for a burnt-offering?


8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offering: so they went both of them together.

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9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

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10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and 2. 21, took the knife to slay his son.

11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham! And he said, Here am I

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12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know

Abraham again blessed.

Before that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld cir. 1872, thy son, thine only son, from me.



14 And Abraham called the name of that place That is, Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount LORD of the LORD it shall be seen.



13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son.

will see,

15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraor, pro- ham out of heaven the second time,


c Psalm 105.9.


44. 21.

Luke 1.73.4


6. 18

3. 25. Gal. 3. 8.


16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD; for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:



17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea † shore; Heb. and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies: 18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth 12. && be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. 19 So Abraham returned unto his young men ; and 44. 22. they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba: and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

d Chap.





20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;

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1 The age and death of Sarah. 3 The purchase of the field and cave of Machpelah, 19 where Sarah was buried



Sarah was an hundred and seven and

years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah. 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

3 And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, ON

4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.


5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,

+ Heb. prince


6 Hear us, my lord: Thou art † a mighty prince God among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.

7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.


8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,

9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for

Abraham buyeth a burying-place.


as much money as it is worth he shall give it me, Before for a possession of a burying-place amongst you. 1860. 10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the † Heb. full audience of the children of Heth, even of all that money. went in at the gate of his city, saying,

† Heb.


11 Nay, my lord, hear me: The field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.

12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.

13 And he spake unto Ephron, in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.

14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him, 15 My lord, hearken unto me: The land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.

16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.

17. And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure

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20 And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.

CHAP. XXIV. 1 Abraham sweareth his servant. 10 The servant's journey: 12 his prayer and sign. 15 Rebekah meeteth him, and fulfilleth his sign: 22 she receiveth jewels, sheweth her kindred, and inviteth him home; the servant blesseth God. 29 Laban entertaineth him. 34 The servant sheweth his message, and asketh for Rebekah. 50 Laban and Bethuel approve of his proposal ; Rebekah consenteth to go with him: 62 Isaac meeteth her on her way.

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ND Abraham was old, and † well stricken in and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things. + Heb. 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his goneinto days. house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray a Chap. thee, thy hand under my thigh;


47. 29.

3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

Abraham's servant's journey:


Before 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that
1857. bring not my son thither again.

7 The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, b Chap. saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall 13. 15. & send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife 15.18. & unto my son from thence.


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8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.

9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

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draw water go forth. 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and eVer.43. the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

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14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink; and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. + Heb. 16 And the damsel was † very fair to look upon, good of a virgin, neither had any man known her and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and


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921 And the man, wondering at her, held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.


And it came to pass, as the camels had done || Or, drinking, that the man took a golden ear-ring of Jewel for half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold,

the head.

23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee. Is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?


Laban entertaineth him.

24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Before Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto CHRIST Nahor.


25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in. 26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren. 28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.

29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.

30 And it came to pass, when he saw the ear-ring, and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me, that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

32 And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.

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40 And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house:

41 Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give. not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.

42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go;

43 Behold, I stand by the well of water: and it dVer.15. shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink;

44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's son.

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