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ed, and set it before them; and he great, and because their sinisvery stood by them under the tree, and grievous, they did eat.

21 I will go down now, and see f9f And they said onto him, whether they have done altoWhere is Sarah thy wife? And he gether according to the cry of it, said, Behold, in the tent. which is come unto me ; and if not, r 10 And he said, I will certainly I will know. return unto thee according to the ( 22 And the men turned their fa. time of life ; and lo, Sarah thy ces from thence, and went toward wife shall have a son. And Sarah Sodom : but Abraham stood yet, heard it in the tent-door, which before the LORD. was behind him.

2 23 | And Abraham drew near, 11 Now Abraham and Sarah and said, Wilt thou also destroy were old and well stricker in age; the righteous with the wicked ? and it ceased to be with Sarah af 24 Peradventure there be fifty. ter the manner of women. righteous within the city: wilt u 12 Therefore Sarah laughed thou also destroy and not spare within herself, saying, After I am the place for the fifty righteous waxed old shall I have pleasure, that are therein ? my lord being old also ?

t 25 That be far from thee to do 13 And the LORD said unto after this manner, to slay the Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah righteous with the wicked; and laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety that the righteous should be as the bear a child, which am old ? wicked, that be far from thee : q 14 Is any thing too hard for the Shall not the Judge of all the LORD? At the time appointed I earth do right? will return unto thee, according to 6 26 And the LORD said, If I find the time of life, and Sarah shall in Sodom fisty righteous within have a son.

the city, then I will spare all the u 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, place for their sakes. I laughed not ; for she was afraid c 27 And Abraham answered and And he said, Nay, but thou didst said, Behold now, I have taken laugh.

upon me to speak unto the LORD, & 16 And the men rose up from which am brut dust and ashes : thence, and looked toward Sodom : 6 28 Peradventure there shall and Abraham went with them to lack five of the fifty righteous : bring them on the way.

wilt thou destroy all the city for 17 1 And the LORD said, Shall lack of five? And he said, if I I hide from Abraham that thing find there forty and five, I will not which I do ;

destroy it. q 18 Seeing that Abraham shall 29 And he spake unto him yet surely become a great and mighty again, and said, Peradventure nation, and all the nations of the there shall be forty found there. earth shall be blessed in bim? And he said, I will not do it for d 19 For I know him, that he will forty's sake. command his children and his 30/ And he said unto him, Oh, household after him, and they shall let not the LORD be angry, and I keep the way of the LORD, to do will speak: Peradventure there justice and judgment; that the shall thirty be found there. And LORD may bring upon Abraham he said, I will not do it, if I find that which hath spoken of him. thirty there. g 20 And the LORD said, Because 6 31 And he said, Behold now. I the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is have taken upon me to speak unto

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the LORD: Peradventure there them out unto you, and do ye to shall be twenty found there. And them as is good in your eyes : he said, I will not destroy it for only unto these men do nothing ; twenty's sake.

for therefore came they under the c 32 And he said, Oh, let not the shadow of my roof. LORD be angry, and I will speak c 9 And they said, Stand back. yet but this once : Peradventure And they said again. This one ten shall be found there. And he fellow came in to sojourn, and he said, I will not destroy it for ten's will needs be a judge: Now will sake.

we deal worse with thee than with t 33 And the LORD went his way, them. And they pressed sore upas soon as he had left communing on the man, even Lot, and came with Abraham : and Abraham re- near to break the door. turned unto his place.

10 But the men put forth their CHAP. XIX.

hand, and pulled Lot into the ND there came two angels house to them, and shut to the

to Sodom at even; and door. Lot sat in the gate of Sodpm; and m 11 And they smote the men Lot, seeing them, rose up to meet that were at the door of the house them; and he bowed himself with with blindness, both small and his face toward the ground; great : so that they wearied themd 2 And he said, Behold now, my selves to find the door. lords, turn in, I pray you, into d 12 | And the men said unto your servant's house, and tarry all Lot, Hast thou here any besides? night, and wash your feet, and ye son-in-law, and thy sons, and thy shall rise up early, and go on your daughters, and whatsoever thou ways. And they said, Nay; but hast in the city, bring them out of we will abide in the street all this place : night.

- 13 For we will destroy this 3 And he pressed upon them place, because the cry of them is greatly ; and they turned in unto waxen great before the face of the him, and entered into his house; LORD; and the LORD hath sent and he made them a feast, and us to destroy it. did bake unleavened bread, and w 14 And Lot went out, and spake they did eat.

unto his sons-in-law, which mar& 4 1 But before they lay down, ried his daughters, and said, Up, the men of the city, even the men get you out of this place ; for the of Sodom, compassed the house LORD will destroy this city: but round, both old and young, all the he seemed as one that mocked unpeople from every quarter : to his sons-in-law. c 5 And they called unto Lot, and a 15 ( And when the morning said unto him, Where are the men arose, then the angels hastened which came in to thee this night ? Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, bring them but unto us, that we and thy two daughters which are may know them.

here, lest thou be consumed in the 6 And Lot went out at the door iniquity of the city. unto them, and shut the door after f 16 And while he lingered, the him,

men laid hold upon his band, and 7 And said, I pray you, bre. upon the hand of his wife, and upthren, do not so wickedly. on the hand of his two daughters ; u 8 Behold

now, I have two the LORD being merciful unto daughters which have not known him; and they brought him forth, man; let me, I pray you, bring and set him without the city.

w 17 And it came to pass, when 6 29 1 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth God destroyed the cities of the abroad, that he said, Escape for plain, that God remembered Abrathy life : look not behind thee, nei- ham, and sent Lot out of the midst ther stay thou in all the plain: es of the overthrow, when he over. cape to the mountain, lest thou be threw the cities in the which Lot consumed.

dwelt. 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, g 30 I And Lot went up out of Dot so, my Lord !

Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, c 19 Behold now, thy servant and his two daughters with him; hath found grace in thy sight, and for he feared to dwell in Zoar : thou hast magnified thy mercy, and he dwelt in a cave, he, and which thou hast shewed unto me his two daughters. in saving my life: and I cannot f 31 1 And the first-born said unescape to the mountain, lest some to the younger, Our father is old, evil take me, and I die :

and there is not a man in the earth 20 Behold now, this city is to come in unto us after the inannear to flee unto, and it is a little ner of all the earth : one : Oh, let me escape thither! 32 Come, let us make our father (is it not a little one?) and my drink wine, and we will lie with soul shall live.

him, that we may preserve seed of 21 And he said unto him, See, our father. I have accepted thee concerning u 33 And they made their father this thing also, that I will not drink wine that night : and the overthrow this city, for the which first-born went in, and lay with thou hast spoken.

her father; and he perceived not g 22 Haste thee, escape thither; when she lay down, nor when she for I cannot do any thing till thou arose. be come thither: therefore the 34 And it came to pass on the pame of the city was called Zoar. morrow, that the first-born said f 23 The sun was risen upon unto the younger, Behold, I lay the earth when Lot entered into yesternight with my father : let Zoar.

us make him drink wine this night 8 24 Then the LORD rained up- also; and go thou in, and lie with on Sodom and upon Gomonah him, that we may preserye seed brimstone and fire from the LORD of our father. out of heaven;

u 35 And they made their father a 25 And he overthrew those ci-drink wine that night also : and ties, and all the plain, and all the the younger arose, and lay with inhabitants of the cities, and that him; and he perceived not when which grew upon the ground. she lay down, nor when she arose. c 26 | But his wife looked back 36 Thus were both the daughfrom behind him, and she became ters of Lot with child by their a pillar of salt.

father. a 27 And Abraham gat up ear. f37 And the first-born bare a son, ly in the morning to the place and called his name Moab: the where he stood before the LORD same is the father of the Moabites § 28 And he looked toward unto this day. dog and Gomorrada

, and toward all 38 And the younger, she also the land of the plain, and beheld, bare a son, and called his namo and lo, the smoke of the country Ben-ammi : the same is the father went up as the smoke of a fur- of the children of Ammon unto nace.

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CHAP. XX.

11 And Abraham said, Because ND Abrahany journeyed I thought, Surely the fear of God south country, and dwelled be- slay me for my wife's sake. tween Kadesh and Shur, and so- f 12 And yet indeed she is my *oumed in Gerar.

sister; she is the daughter of my u 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his father, but not the daughter of my wife, She is my sister : And Abim- mother: and she became my wife. elech king of Gerar sent and took 13 And it came to pass, when Sarah.

God caused me to wander from v 3 But God came to Abimelech my father's house, that I said unto in a dream by night, and said to her, This is thy kindness which him, Behold, thou art but a dead thou shalt shew unto me; at eveman, for the woman which thou ry place whither we shall come, hast taken: for she is a man's wife. say of me, He is my brother.

4 But Abimelech liad not come c 14 And Abimelech took sheep, noar-her: and he said, LORD; wilt and oxen, and men-servants, and thou slay also a righteous nation ?! women-servants, and gave them C 5 Said he not anto me, She is unto Abraham, and restored him my sister and she, even she her- Sarah his wife. self said, He is my brother: in 15 And Abimelech said, Behold. the integrity of my heart and inno- my land is before thee: dweli cency of my hands have I done this. where it pleaseth thee.

6 And God said unto him in a 16 And im to Sarah he said, Bedream, Yea, I know that thou hold, I have given thy brother a didst this in the integrity of thy thousand pieces of silver : behold, heart; for I also withheld thee he is to thee a covering of the from sinning against me: there- eyes unto all that are with thee, fore suffered I thee not to touch and with all other : thus she was hers

reproved. d 7 Now therefore restore the m 17 & So Abraham prayed unro man his wife ; for he is a prophet, God : and God healed Abimelech. and he shall pray for thee, and and his wife, and his maid-sera thou shalt live: and if thou' re- vants; and they bare children. store her not, know thou that thon 18 For the LORD had fast close shalt surely die, thou and all that ed up all the wombs of the house are thine,

of Abimelech, because of Sarahy | 8 Therefore Abimelech rose Abraham's wife. early in the morning, and called

CHAP. XXI. all his servants, and told all these things in their ears : and the men as he had said, and the were sore afraid.

LORD did unto Sarah as he had 29 Then Abimelceh called A- spoken. braham, and said unto him, What a 2 For Sarah conceived, and hast thou done unto us? and what bare Abraham son in his old have offended thee, that thon age, at the set time of which God last brought on me and on my had spoken to him. kingdom a great sin ? thou hast n 3 And Abraham called the name done deeds anto me that ought of his son that was born unto him, dot to be done.

whom Sarah bare to bim, Isaac. 10 And Abimelech said unto 4 And Abraham circumcised his Abraham, What savest thou, that son Isaac, being eight days old, as thou hast done this thing? God had commanded him.

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f5 And Abraham was a hundred over against him, and lifted up years old, when his son Isaac was her voice, and wept. born unto him.

f 17 An:1 God heard the voice of 6 | And Sarah said, God hath the lad : and the angel of God made me to laugh, so that all that called to Hagar out of heaven, hear will laugh with me.

and said unto her, What aileth 7 And she said, Who would thee, Hagar ? Fear not ; for God have said unto Abraham, that Sa- hath heard the voice of the lad rah should have given children where he is. suck ? for I have borne him a son 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and in his old age.

hold him in thy hand : for I will 8 And the child grew, and was make bim a great nation. weaned : and Abraham made a m 19 And Gol opened her eyes, great feast the same day thai Isaac and she saw a well of water : and was weaned.

she went, and filled the bottle f9 | And Sarah saw the son of with water, and gave the lad Hagar the Egyptian, which she drink. had borne unto Abraham, mock 20 And God was with the lad; ing.

and be grew, and dwelt in the 10 Wherefore she said unto wilderness, and became an archer. Abraham, Cast out this bond-wo- 5 21 And he dwelt in the wilderman, and her son: for the son of ness of Paran: and his mother this bond-woman shall not be heir took him a wife out of the land of with my son, even with Isaac. Egypt.

11 And the thing was very 1 22 1 And it came to pass at that grievous in Abraham's sight, be- time, that Abimelech and Phichol cause of his son.

the chief captain of his host spake 12 I And God said unto Abra- unto Abraham, saying, God is ham, Let it not be grievous in thy with thee in all that thou doest: sight, because of the lad, and be 23 Now therefore wear unto cause of thy bond-woman; in all me here by God, that thou wilt that Sarah hath said unto thee, not deal falsely with me, nor with hearken unto her voice: for in my son, nor with my son's son: Isaac shall thy seed be called. but according to the kindness that

13 And also of the son of the I have done unto thee, thou shalt bond-woman will I make a nation, do unto me, and to the land wherebecause he is tby seed.

in thou hast sojourned. g 14 And Abraham rose up early 24 And Abraham said, I will in the morning, and took bread, swear. and a bottle of water, and gave it p 25 And Abraham reproved Aunto Hagar (putting it on herbimelech because of a well of washoulder) and the child, and sent ter, which Abimelech's servants her away: and she departed, and had violently taken away. wandered in the wilderness of 26 And Abimelech said, I wot Beer-sheba.

not who hath done this thing : f 15 And the water was spent in neither didst thou tell me, neither the bottle, and she cast the child yet heard I of it, but to-day. under one of the shrubs.

f 27 And Abraham took sheep 16 And she went, and sat her and oxen, and gave them unto down over against him, a good Abimelech: and both of them way off, as it were a bow-shot : made a covenant. for she said, Let me not see the 28 And Abraham set seven ewedeath of the child. And she sat lambs of the flock by themselves.

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