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The battle of four kings GENESIS.

against five. even as the garden of the LORD, like theraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Elasar; four kings with five.

11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and slime-pits; and the kings of Sodom and they separated themselves the one from Gomorrah'fled, and fell there: and they the other.

that remained fled to the mountain. 12 Abram dwelled in the land of Ca 11 And they took all the goods of S). naan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the dom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. and went their way.

13 But the men of Sodom were wicked 12 And they took Lot, Abram's hroand sinners before the LORD, exceedingly. ther's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his

14 | And the LORD said unto Abram, goods, and departed. after that Lot was separated from him, 13 | And there came one that had es. Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the caped, and told Abram the Hebrew ; for place where thou art, northward, and he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amosouthward, and eastward, and westward: rite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of

15 For all the land which thou seest, Aner: and these were confederate with to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for Abram. ever.

14 And when Abram heard that his 16 And I will make thy seed as the brother was taken captive, he armed his dust of the earth : so that if a man can trained servants, born in his own house, number the dust of the earth, then shall three hundred and eighteen, and pursued thy seed also be numbered.

them unto Dan. 17 Arise, walk through the land in the 15 And he divided himself against them, length of it and in the breadth of it; for he and his servants by night, and smote I will give it unto thee.

them, and pursued them unto Hobah, 18 Then Abrain removed his tent, and which is on the left hand of Damascus. came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, 16 And be brought back all the goods, which is in Hebron, and built there an and also brought again his brother Lot, altar unto the Lord.

and his goods, and the women also, and CHAP. XIV.

the people. Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch to meet him (after his retirn from the king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of slaughter of Chedorlaomer, an:1 of the Elam, and Tidal king of nations ; kings that were with him) at the valley of

2 That these made war with Bera king Shaved, which is the king's dale. of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Go 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem morrah, Shinab king of Admah, and She- brought forth bread and wine: and he meber king of Zeboiim, and the king of wars the priest of the Most High God. Bela, which is Zoar.

19 And he blessed him, and said, 3 All these were joined together in the Blessed be Abram of the Most High God, vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. possessor of heaven and earth :

4 Twelve years they served Chedor 20 And blessed be the Most High God, laomer,and in the thirteenth year they re- which hath delivered thine enemies into belled.

thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. 5 And in the fourteenth year came 21 And the king of Sodom said unto Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were Abram, Give me the persons, and take with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ash- the goods to thyself, teroth Karnajm, and the Zuzims in Ham, 27 And Abram said to the king of Soand the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, dom, I have listed up mine hand unto the

6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, LORD, the Most High God, the possessor of unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness. heaven and earth,

7 And they returned, and came to En 23 That I will not take from a thread mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all even to a shoe-latchet, and that I will not the country of the Amalekites, and also take any thing that is thine, lest thou the Amorítes, that dwelt in Hazezon- shouldest say, I have made Abram rich : tamar.

24 Save only that whicia the young men 8 And there went out the king of So- have eaten, and the portion of the men doni, and the king of Gomorrah, and the which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiin, Mamre; let then take their portion. and the king of Bela, (the same is Zoar;)

CHAP. XV.

the 9 With Chedor!aomer the king of Elam, saying, Fear no!, Abrain : I am thy shield, and with Tidal king of nations, and Am-land thy exceeding great reward.

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God encourages Abram CHAP. XVI, XVII. Hagar flees from Sarai. 2 And Abram said, Lord God, what

CHAP. XVI. give me, seeing I go

childless, W Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no zer of Damascus ?

an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behast given no seed: and lo, one born in hold, now, the LORD hath restrained me my house is mine beir.

from bearing : I pray thee go in unto my 4 And behold, the word of the LORD maid; it may be that I may obtain chilcame unto him, saying, This shall not be dren by her. And Abram hearkened to thine heir; but he that shall come forth the voice of Sarai. out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 3 And Sarai,Abram's wife, took Hagar her

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt said, Look now toward heaven, and tell ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave the stars, if thou be able to number them: her to her husband Abram to be his wife. and he said unto bim, So shall thy seed be. 4 | And he went in unto Hagar, and

6 And he believed in the LORD; and he she conceived: and when she saw that she counted it to him for righteousness. had conceived, her mistress was despised

7 And he said unto him, I am the Lord in her eyes. that brought thee out of Ur of the Chal 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong dees, to give thee this land to inherit it. be upon thee: I have given my maid into

8 And he said, Lord God, whereby thy bosom; and when she saw that she had shall I know that I shall inherit it? conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the

9 And he said unto him, Take me a LORD judge between me and thee. heifer of three ycars old, and a she-goat 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, of three years old, and a ram of three years thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon. pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt

10 And he took unto him all these, and hardly with her, she fled from her face. divided them in the midst, and laid each 7. And the angel of the Lord found piece one against another: but the birds her by a fountain of water in the wilderdivided he not.

ness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. 11 And when the fowls came down upon 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, the carcasses, Abram drove them away. whence camest thou ? and whither wilt

12 And when the sun was going down, thou go? And she said, I flee from the face a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, a of my mistress Sarai. horror of great darkness fell upon him. 9 And the angel of the LORD said unto

13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a her, Return to thy mistress, and submit surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in thyself under her hands. a land that is not theirs, and shall serve 10 And the angel of the LORD said unto them; and they shall aflict them four her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, hundred years ;

that it shall not be numbered for multitude. 14 And also that nation whom they shall 11_And the angel of the LORD said unto serve, will I judge: and afterward shall her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt they come out with great substance. bear a son, and shalt call his name Ish

15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in mael; because the LORD bath heard thy peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old affliction. age.

12 And he will be a wild man; his hand 16 But in the fourth generation they will be against every man, and every man's shall come hither again: for the iniquity hand against him; and he shall dwell in of the Amorites is not yet full.

the presence of all his brethren. 17 And it came to pass, that, when the 13 And she called the name of the LORD sun went down, and it was dark, behold that spake unto her, Thou God seest me : a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp for she said, Have I also here looked after that passed between those pieces. him that seeth me?

18 In that same day the LORD made a 14 Wherefore the well was called Beercovenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy labai-roi ; behold, st is between Kadesh seed have I given this land, from the river and Bered. of Egypt unto the great river, the river 15 | And Hagar bare Abram a son: Euphrates :

and Abram called his son's name, which 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, Hagar bare, Ishmael. and the Kadmonites,

16 | And Abram was fourscore and 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to and the Rephaims,

Abram. ites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebu | Aana huine, the LORD appeared to 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaan

CHAP. XVII. sites.

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Circumcision instituted. GENESIS. bruham entcrtuincth angels. Abram, and said unto him, I am the Al-L. 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall mighty God; walk before me, and be thou bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt perfect.

call his name Isaac: and I will establish 2 And I will make my covenant be- my covenant with him for an everlasting tween me and thee, and will multiply thee covenant, and with his seed after him. exceedingly.

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and talked with him, saying,

will make him fruitful, and will multiply 4 As for ine, behold, my covenant is him exceedingly: twelve princes shall be with thee, and thou shalt be a father of beget, and I will make him a great nation. many nations.

21 But my covenant will I establish 5 Neither shall thy name any more be with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto called Abram, but thy name shall be Abra- thee at this set time in the next year. bam; for a father of many nations have I 22 And he left off talking with him, and made thee.

God went up from Abraham. 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruit 23 | And Abraham took Ishmael his ful, and I will make nations of thee; and son, and all that were born in his house, kings shall come out of thee.

and all that were bought with his inoney, 7 And I will establish my covenant be- every male among the men of Abraham's tween me and thee, and thy seed aster house; and circumcised the flesh of their thee, in their generations, for an everlast. foreskin, in the self-same day, as God had ing covenant; to be a God unto thee,and said unto him. to thy seed after thee.

24 And Abraham was ninety years old 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy and nine, when he was circumcised in the seed after thee, the land wherein thou art flesh of his foreskin. a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen everlasting possession; and I will be their years. old, when he was circumcised in God.

the flesh of his foreskin. 9 | And God said unto Abraham, Thou 26 In the self-same day was Abraham shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, circumcised, and Ishmael' his son; and thy seedasterthee, in their generations. 27 And all the men of his house, born

10 This is my covenant, which ye shall in the house, and bought with money, of keep, between ine and you, and thy seed the stranger, were circumcised with him. after thee; Every man-child among you

CHAP. XVIII. shall be circumcised. 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of AND the Lord appeared unto him in

the plains of Mamre: and he sat in your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the tent-door in the heat of the day; the covenant betwixt me and you.

2 And he listed up his eyes and looked, 12 And he that is eight days old shall and lo, three men stood by him: and be circumcised among you, every man- when he saw them, he ran to meet them child in your generations, he that is born from the tent-door, and bowed himself toin the house, or bought with money of ward the ground, any stranger, which is not of thy seed. 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have

13 He that is born in thy house, and he found favour in thy sight, pass not away, that is bought with thy money, must needs I pray thee, from thy servant : he circumcised: and my covenant shall be 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. fetched, and wash your feet, and rest

14 And the uncircumcised man-child, yourselves under the tree: whose flesh of his foreskin is not circum 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, cised, that soul shall be cut off from his and comfort ye your hearts ; after that people ; he hath broken my covenant. you shall pass on : for therefore are ye

15 T’And God said unto Abraham, As come to your servant. And they said, So for Sarai thy wise, thou shalt not call her do, as thou hast said. name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent

16 And I will bless her, and give thee unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, three measures of fine meal, knead it, and she shall be a mother of nations ; kings and make cakes apon the hearth. of people shall be of her.

7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and 17 Tben Abraham fell upon his face, fetched a calf tender and good, and gave and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall it unto a young man ; and he hasted to a child be born unto him that is a hundred dress it. years old ? and shall Saralı, that is ninety 8 And he took butter, and milk, and years old, bear?

the calf which he had dressed, and set it 18 And Abraham said unto God, Othat before them; and he stood by them under Ishmael might live before thee! the tree, and they did eat.

Women.

Destruction of Sodom revealed: CHAP. XIX. Abraham intercedes for it.

9 | And they said unto him, Where is 27 And Abraham answered and said, Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in Behold now, I have taken upon me tó the tent.

speak unto the LORD, wlrich am but dust 10 And he said, I will certainly return and ashes : unto thee according to the time of life ; 28 Peradventure there shall lack five and lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son of the fifty righteous : wilt thou destroy And Sarah heard it in the tent-door, which all the city for lack of five? And he said, was behind him.

If I find there forty and five, I will not de11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old stroy it. and well stricken in age ; and it ceased 29 And he spake unto him yet again, to be with Sarah after the manner of and said, Peradventure there shall be for

ty found there. And he said, I will not 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within do it for forty's sake. herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall 30 And he said unto him, Oh, let not I have pleasure, my lord being old also ? the LORD be angry, and I will speak :

13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Peradventure there shall thirty be found Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall there. And he said, I will not do it, if I I of a surety bear a child, which am old ? find thirty there.

14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? 31 And he said, Behold now, I have At the time appointed I will return unto taken upon me to speak unto the LORD : thee, according to the time of life, and Peradventure there shall be twenty found Sarah shall have a son.

there. And he said, I will not destroy it 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laugh- for twenty's sake, ed not; for she was afraid. “And he said, 32 And he said, Oh,let not the LORD Nay ; but thou didst laugh.

be angry, and I will speak yet but this 16' And the men rose up from thence, once : Peradventure ten shall be found and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham there. And he said, I will not destroy it went with them to bring them on the way. for ten's sake.

17 | And the LORD said, Shall I hide 33 And the LORD went his way, as soon from Abraham that thing which I do ; as he had left communing with Abraham :

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely and Abraham returned unto his place. become a great and mighty nation, and

CHAP. XIX. all the nations of the earth shall be blessed ND there came two angels to Sodom in him ?

at even ; and Lot sat in the gate of 19 For I know him, that he will com- Sodom ; and Lot seeing them, rose up to mand his children and his household after meet them ; and he bowed himself with him, and they shall keep the way of the his face toward the ground ; LORD, to do justice and judgment; that 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, the Lord may bring upon Abraham that turn in, I pray you, into your servant's which he hath spoken of him.

house, and tarry all night, and wash your 20 And the LORD said, Because the cry feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and be- on your ways. And they said, Nay; but cause their sin is very grievous,

we will abide in the street all night. 21 I will go down now, and see whether 3 And he pressed upon them greatly ; they have done altogether according to the and they turned in unto him, and entered cry of it, which is come unto me ; and if into his house; and he made them a feast, not, I will know.

and did bake unleavened bread, and they 22 And the men turned their faces from did eat. thence, and went toward Sodom : but 4 1 But before they lay down, the men Abraham stood yet before the LORD. of the city, even the men of Sodom, com

23 | And Abraham drew near, and passed the house round, both old and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous young, all the people from every quarter: with the wicked ?

5 And they called unto Lot, and said 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous unto him, Where are the men which came within the city : wilt thou also destroy in to thee this night ? bring them out unto and not spare the place for the fifty righi- us, that we may know them. eous that are therein ?

6 And Lot went out at the door unto 25 That be far from thee to do after them, and shut the door after him, this manner, to slay the righteous with the 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do wicked; and that the righteous should be not so wickedly. as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall 8 Behold now, I have two daughters not the Judge of all the earth do right? which have not known man; let me, I

26 And the LORD said, If I find in So-pray you, bring them out unto you, and dom fifty righteous within the city, then I do ye to them as is good in your eyes: will spare all the place for their antes. only unto these men do nothing ; for

my roof.

Lot entertaineth two angels. GENESIS. Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed. therefore came they under the shadow of thither : therefore the name of the city

was called Zoar. 9 And they said, Stand back. And 23 | The sun was risen upon the earth they said again, This one fellow came in when Lot entered into Zoar. to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: 24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom Now will we deal worse with thee than and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire with them. And they pressed sore upon from the LORD out of heaven; the man, even Lot, and came near to break 25 And he overthrew those cities, and the door.

all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the 10 But the men put forth their hand, cities, and that which grew upon the and pulled Lot into the house to them, ground. and shut to the door.

26 | But his wife looked back from be. 11 And they smote the men that were bind him, and she became a pillar of salt. at the door of the house with blindness, 27 | And Abraham gat up early in the both small and great: so that they wea- morning, to the place where he stood beried themselves to find the door.

fore the LORD: 12 | And the men said unto Lot, Hast 28 And he looked toward Sodom and thou here any besides ? son-in-law, and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatso-plain, and beheld, and lo, the smoke of the ever thou hast in the city, bring them out country went up as the smoke of a furnace. of this place :

29 T And it came to pass, when God 13 For we will destroy this place, be- destroyed the cities of the plain, that God cause the cry of them is waxen great be- remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out fore the face of the LORD ; and the LORD of the midstof the overthrow, when he overbath sent us to destroy it.

threw the cities in the which Lot dwelt. 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto 30 | And Lot went up out of Zoar, and his sons-in-law, which married his daugh- dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this ters with him ; for he feared to dwell in place; for the LORD will destroy this city: Zoar; and he dwelt in a cave, he, and but he seemed as one that mocked unto his two daughters. his sons-in-law.

31 | And the first-born said unto the 15 | And when the morning arose, younger, Our father is old, and there is then the angels bastened Lot, saying, not a man in the carth to come in unto us Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daugh- after the manner of all the earth : ters which are here ; lest thou be consum 32 Come, let us make our father drink ed in the iniquity of the city.

wine, and we will lie with him, that we 16 And while he lingered, the men laid inay preserve seed of our father. hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of 33 And they made their father drink his wife, and upon the hand of his two wine that night: and the first-born went daughters; the LORD being merciful unto in, and lay with her father ; and he perhim : and they brought him forth, and set ceived not when she lay down, nor when bim without the city.

she arose. 17 And it came to pass, when they had 34 And it came to pass on the morrow, brought them forth abroad, that he said, that the first-born said unto the younger, Escape for thy life : look not behind thee, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: neither stay thou in all the plain : escape let us make him drink wine this night to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. also; and go thou in, and lie with him,

18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, that we may preserve seed of our father. my Lord !

35 And they made their father drink 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found wine that night also : and the younger grace in thy sight, and thou hast magni- arose, and lay with him ; and he perceive fied thy mercy, which thou hast shewed ed not when she lay down, nor when she unto me in saving my life: and I cannot arose. escape to the mountain, lest some evil 36 Thus were both the daughters of take me, and I die :

Lot with child by their father. 20 Behold now, this city is near to flee 37 And the first-born bare a son, and unto, and it is a little one : Oh, let me called his name Moab : the same is the escape thither! (is it not a little one ?) father of the Moabites unto this day. and my soul shall live.

38 And the younger, she also bare a 21 And he said upto him, See, I have son, and called his name Ben-ammi : the accepted thee concerning this thing also, same is the father of the children of Amthat I will not overthrow this city, for the mon unto this day: which thou bast spoken.

CHAP. XX. 22 Haste thee, escape thither; formeA toward the south country, and dwell

ND Abraham journeyed from thence cannot do any thing till thou be come!

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