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Chap. xx, xxj.

Abimelech restoreth Sarah.

in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave,he the morning, and called all his fervants is two daughters. and told all these things in their ears; and the men were fore afraid.

And the firft born faid unto the ager, Our father is old,and there is not an in the earth to come in unto us after he manner of all the earth.

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preferve feed of our father.

33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firft-born went in, and lay with her father, and he perived not when the lay down, nor when The arofe.

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

10 And Abimelech faid unto Abraham, What faweft thou, that thou baft done this thing?

II And Abraham faid, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place 34 And it came to pass on the morrow and they will flay me for my wifes fake. that the first-born faid unto the younger, 12 And yet indeed fhe is my fifter, the Behold, I lay yefternight with my father: is the daughter of my father, but not the let us make him drink wine this night al- daughter of my mother: and the became fo; and go thou in and lie with him, that my wife. we may preferve feed of our father.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night alfo: and the younger arofe end lay with him; and he perceived not when the lay down, nor when the arofe. 36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

37. And the fi ft-born bare a fon, and called his name Moab: the fame is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

38 And the younger the alfo bare a fon, and called his name Ben-ammi: the fame ss the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.


Nd Abraham journed from thence

dwelled between Cadesh and Shur, and fojourned in Gerar.

2 And Abraham faid of Sarah his wife, She is my fifter: and Abimelech king of Gerar fent, and took Sarah.

But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and faid to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man,for the woman which thou haft taken: for fhe is a mans wife.

4 But Abimelech had not come near

13 And it came to pafs, when God caufed me to wander from my fathers houfe, that I faid unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt fhew unto me; At every place whither we shall come, fay of me, He is my brother.

14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and men fervants, and women-fervants, and gave them un o Abraham, and reftored him Sarah his wife.

15 And Abimelech faid, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it plea feth thee.

16 And unto Sarah he faid, Behold, I have given thy brother a thoufand pieces of filver: behold, he is to thee a cover

thee, and with all other: thas the was reproved.

17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-fervants, and they bare children.

18 For the LORD had faft clofed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, becaufe of Sarah Abrahams wife. CHAP. XXI.

to a rightfand, LORD, wilt thou fay al- ANd the Lorn visited Sarah as he righteous nation?

Said he not unto me,She is my fifter? and the,even the her felf faid, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart, and innocency of my hands have I done this.

6 And God faid unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didft this in the integrity of thy heart, for I alfo withheld thee from finning againft me: therefore (uffered I thee not to touch her.

had faid, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a fon in his old age, at the fet time of which God had fpoken to him.

3 And Abraham called the name of his fon that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Ifaac.

4 And Abraham circumcifed his fon Ifaac, being eight days old, as God had

s And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his fon Ifaac was born unto him.

7 Now therefore reftore the man his commanded him. wife, for he is a prophet,and he fhall pray for thee, and thou fhal live: and if thou ktore ker not, know thou that thou shalt furely die, thou and all that are thine.

8 Therefore Abimelech rofe early in

6 And Sarah faid, God hath made me to laugh, fo that all that hear, will laugh with me.

Hagar departeth from Sarah.


7 And the faid, Who would have faid unto Abraham thar Sarah fhould have given children fuck? for I have born him a fon in his old age.

8 And the child grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feaft the fame day that Ifaac was weaned.

9 And Sarah faw the fon of Hagar the Egyptian, which he had born unto Abraham, mocking.

10 Wherefore the faid unto Abraham, Caft out this bond-woman and her fon: for the fon of this bond woman shall not be heir with my fon, even with Ifaac.

11 And the thing was very grievous in Abrahams fight, becaufe of his fon.

12 And God faid unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy fight, becaufe of the lad, and becaufe of thy bond-woman; in all that Sarah hath faid unto thee, hearken unto her voice: for in Ifaac fhall thy feed be called.

13 And also of the fon of the bond-woman will I make a nation, because he is thy feed.

14 And Abraham rofe 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 fent her away and the departed, and wandred in the wilderness of Beer-fheba.

15 And the water was fpent in the bottle, and the caft the child under one of the fhrubs.

16 And the went, and fat her down over against him, a good way off, as it were a bow fhot: for the faid, Let me not fee the death of the child. And the fat over againft 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 faid unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

18 Arife, 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 the faw a well of water: and the went and filled a 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 wildernefs of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

God tempteth Abraham. nor with my fon,nor with my fons fon : according to the kindness that I have do unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and the land wherein thou haft fojourned.

24 And Abraham faid, I will (wear 25 And Abraham reproved Abimele because of a well of water which Abir lechs fervants had violently taken away


22 And it came to pafs at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his hoft fpake unto Abraham, faying, God is with thee in all that thou doeft. 23 Now therefore fwear unto me here by that thou wilt not deal falfly with me,

26 And Abimelech faid, I wot not w hath done this thing: neither didft th tell me, neither yet heard I of it but to d

27 And Abraham took fheep and ox and gave them unto Abimelech : N both of them made a covenant.

28 And Abraham fet feven ew-lar of the flock by themselves.

29 And Abimelech faid unto Abrah What mean thefe feven ew-lambs, wh thou haft fer by themfelves?

30 And he faid, For thefe feven e lambs fhalt thou take of my hand, t they may be a witnefs unto me, th have digged this well.

31 Wherefore he called that place Be fheba: because there they fware both them.

32 Thus they made a covenant at Be theba: then Abimelech rofe up,and Phic the chief captain of his hoft, and they turned into the land of the Philiftines.

33 And Abraham planted a gro in Beer fheba, and called there on t name of the LORD, the everlasting Go

34 And Abraham fojourned in the F liftines land many days.


And it came to pafs after these thin

that God did tempt Abraham, a faid unto him, Abraham. And he said, hold, here I am.

2 And he said, take now thy fon, th only fon Ifaac, whom thou loveft, and thee into the land of Moriah and of him there for a burnt-offering upon one the mountains which I will tell thee of


3¶And Abraham rofe up early in 1 morning, and faddled his afs, and to two of his young men with him, and If his fon, and clave the wood for the bur offering, and rofe up, and went unto place of which God had told him.

4 Then on the third day Abraham) up his eyes and faw the place afar off.

s And Abraham faid unto his you men, abide you here with the afs, and and the lad will go yonder and worth and come again to you.

6 And Abraham took the wood of t burnt-offering, and laid it upon Ifaac fon; and he took the fire in his har and a knife: and they went both of th together.

7 And Ifaac fpake unto Abraham his

He is blefed again.

Chap. xxiif.

Sarahs death her, and faid, My father and he faid, Reumah, the bare alfo Tebah, and Gaham, ere am I, my fon. And he faid, Behold, and Thahash, and Maachah.

We fire and the wood: but where is the

amb for a burnt-offering?

8 And Abraham faid, My fon, God will A


Nd Sarah was an hundred and feven and twenty years old: thefe were rovide himself a lamb for a burnt-offer- the years of the life of Sarah. ng: fo they went both of them together. 9 And they came to the place which Ged had told him of, and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Ifaac his fon, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

10 And Abraham ftretched forth his hand, and took the knife to flay his fon. 11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and faid, Abraham, Abraham. And he faid, Here am I. 12 And he faid, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing un:o him: for now I know that thou feareft God, feeing thou haft not withheld thy fon, thine only fon from me.

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 ftead of his fon.

14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is faid to this day, in the mount of the LORD it all be feen.

15¶And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the fecond time,

16 And faid, By my felf have I fworn, faith the LORD, for becaufe thou haft done this thing, and haft not withheld thy fon, thine only fon:

17. That in bleffing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy feed as the ftars of the heaven, and as the fand which is upon the fea-fhore; and thy feed fhall poffefs the gate of his enemies, 18 And in thy feed fhall all the nations of the earth be bleffed: because thou haft obeyed my voice.

2 And Sarah died in Kirjath arba, the fame is Hebron, in the land of Canaan : and Abraham came to mourn for Sarab, and to weep for her.

19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rofe up, and went together to Beer-fheba, and Abraham dwelt at Beer-fheba.

20 And it came to pafs after thefe things, that it was told Abraham, faying, Behold Milcah, the bath alfo born children unto thy brother Nahor

3 And Abraham ftood up from before his dead, and fpake unto the fons of Heth, faying,

4 I am a ftranger and a fojourner with you: give me a poffeffion of a burying. place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my fight.

21 Huz his firft-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram, 22 And Chefed, and Hezo, and Pildafh, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: thefe eight Milcah did bear to Nahor Abrahams brother.

24 And his concubine whofe name was

s And the children of Heth answered Abraham, faying unto him,

6 Hear us, my lord, thou art a mighty prince amongst us, in the choice of our fepulchres bury thy dead: none of us fhall withhold from thee his fepulchre, but that thou mayeft bury thy dead.

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

8 And he communed with them, faying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my fight, hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the fon of Zohar:

9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field, for as much money as it is worth he fhall give it me, for a poffeffion of a burying place amongst you.

10 And Ephron dwelt among ft the children of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite anfwered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gates of his city, faying,

11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein I give it thee; in the prefence of the fons 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 fpake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, faying, 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, faying unto him,

Is My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred fhekels of filver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.

16 And Abraham hearkned unto Ephron, and Abraham weighed to Ephron the filver, which he had named in the audience of the fons of Heth, four hun

Abrahams fervants


journey, and fuc

dred shekels of filver, currant money with down without the city, by a well o the merchant. ter, at the time of the evening, eve time that women go out to draw wa

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 fure

18 Unto Abraham for a poffeffion in the prefence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city. 19 And after this Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre: the fame is Hebron in the land of Canaan.

20 And the field and the cave that is therein were made fure unto Abraham, for a poffeffion of a burying-place, by the fons of Heth.


ftricken in age: and the LORD had bleffed Abraham in all things.

2 And Abraham faid unto his eldeft fervant of his houfe, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:

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

But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my fon Ifaac.

And the fervant faid unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: muft I needs bring thy fon again unto the land from whence thou cameft?

6 And Abraham faid unto him, Beware thou, that thou bring not my fon thither again.

7 The LORD God of heaven which took me from my fathers houfe, and from the land of my kindred, and which fpake unto me, and that fware unto me, faying, Unto thy feed will I give this land,he fhall fend his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my fon from thence.

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

9 And the fervant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his mafter, and fware to him concerning that matter.

To And the fervant took ten camels, of the camels of his mafter, and departed (for all the goods of his mafter were in his hand:) and he arofe and went to Mefotamia unto the city of Nahor.

And he made his camels to kneel

12 And he faid, O LORD God of mafter Abraham, pray thee fend good fpeed this day, and fhew kin unto my mafter Abraham.

13 Behold, I ftand here by the we water, and the daughters of the me the city come out to draw water: 14 And let it come to pass, that damfel to whom I fhall fay, Let down pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink the fhall fay, Drink, and I will give camels drink allo: let the fame be the thou haft appointed for thy fervant Ifa and thereby fhall I know that thou fhewed kindness unto my mafter.


Is And it came to pafs before he done fpeaking, that behold, Rebe


Milcah the wife of Nahor Abrahams ther, with her pitcher upon her should 16 And the damfel was very fair to upon, a virgin, neither had any 1 known her and the went down to well, and filled her pitcher, and came

17 And the fervant ran to meet and faid, Let me (I pray thee) drin little water of thy pitcher.

18 And the faid, Drink, my lord: the hafted, and let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him drink.

19 And when he had done giving drink, the faid, I will draw water thy camels alfo, until they have d drinking.

20 And the hafted, and emptied pitcher into the trough, and ran ag unto the well to draw water, and di for all his camels.

21 And the man wondring at her, b his peace, to wit, whether the LORD made his journey profperous or not.

22 And it came to pafs as the can had done drinking, that the man too golden ear ring, of half a fhekel weis and two bracelets for her hands, of fhekels weight of gold;

23 And faid, Whofe daughter art the tell me, I pray thee: is there room thy fathers houfe for us to lodge in?

24 And the faid unto him, I am daughter of Bethuel the fon of Milc which the bare unto Nahor.

25 She faid moreover unto him, have both ftraw and provender enou and room to lodge in.

26 And the man bowed down his he and worshipped the LORD.

27 And he faid, Bleffed be the Lo God of my mafter Abraham, who b not left deftitute my mafter of his me

aban entertaineth him,

Chap. xxiv.
his truth: I being in the way, the
AD led me to the house of my mafters

28 And the damfel ran, and told them
her mothers houfe thefe things.
29 And Rebekah had a brother, and
name was Laban: and Laban ran out
to the man unto the well.

30 And it came to pafs when he faw
e ear-ring and bracelets upon his fifters
ands, and when he heard the words of
bekah his fifter, faying, Thus fpake
e man unto me, that he came unto the
an, and behold, he stood by the camels
t the well.

31 And he faid, Come in, thou bleffed f the LORD, wherefore ftandeft thou zithout? for I have prepared the houfe, nd room for the camels.

and receiveth his message,

a little water of thy pitcher to drink 44 And the fay to me, Both drink thou, and I will alfo draw for thy camels: let the fame be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my mafters fon.

45 And before I had done fpeaking in mine heart, behold Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her fhoulder, and the went down unto the well, and drew water: and I faid unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.

46 And the made hafte, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and faid, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink alfo: fo I drank, and the made the camels drink also.

47. And I asked her, and faid, Whofe daughter art thou? And the faid, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahors fon, whom 32 And the man came into the Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earoufe: and he ungirded his camels, and ring upon her face, and the bracelets upave ftraw and provender for the camels, on her hands.

nd water to wash his feet, and the mens 48 And I bowed down my head, and tet that were with him.

33 And there was fet meat before him beat: but he faid, I will not eat, until have told mine errand. And he said, ipeak on.

34 And he faid, I am Abrahams fervant. 35 And the LORD hath bleffed my mater greatly, and he is become great: and e hath given him flocks and herds, and ver and gold, and men-fervants, and naid-fervants, and camels, and affes. 36 And Sarah my mafters wife bare a fon to my mafter when the was old: and to him hath he given all that he hath. 37 And my mafter made me fwear, fayg. Thou halt not take a wife to my En of the daughters of the Canaanites, whofe land I dwell:

But thou fhalt go unto my fathers fe, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my fon.

19 And I faid unto my mafter, Peradtoure the woman will not follow me.

And he faid unto me, The LORD before whom I walk, will fend his angel with thee, and profper thy way; and thou take a wife for my fon of my kinred, and of my fathers houfe.

Then fhalt thou be clear from this youth, when thou comeft to my kinred, and if they give not thee one, thou alt be clear from my oath.

42 And I came this day unto the well, nd fad, O LORD God of my mafter ABraham, if now thou do profper my way

which I go:,

43 Behold, I. ftand by the well of waand it shall come to pafs, that when virgin cometh forth to draw water, Ifay to her, Give me, I pray thee,

worshipped the LORD, and bleffed the LORD God of my mafter Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my mafters brothers daughter unto his fon.

49 And now if you will deal kindly and truly with my mafter, tell me: and if not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand or to the left.

so Then Laban and Bethuel answered and faid, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.

51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee,take her, and go, and let her be thy mafters fons wife, as the LORD hath fpoken.

52 And it came to pafs, that when Abrahams fervant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.

53 And the fervant brought forth jew els of filver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: He gave alfo to her brother, and to her mo ther precious things.

54 And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night: and they rofe up in the morning, and he faid, Send me away unto my master.

ss And her brother and her mother faid, Let the damfel abide with us a few days, at the leaft ten; after that the shall go.

56 And he faid unto them, Hinder me not, feeing the LORD hath profpered my way fend me away, that I may go to my mafter.

$7 And they faid, We will call the damfel, and enquire at her mouth 58 And they called Rebekah

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