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a son, and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

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.

30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth :

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

33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn 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 firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto

CHAP. XX. AND 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.

3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?

5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.

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.

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

this day.

38 And the younger, she also bare

me for

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

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


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

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

4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.

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

6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, 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 this bondwoman 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

my brother.

14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.

15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.

16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver : behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.

17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.

18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

his son.

12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; 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 bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a

CHAP. XXI. And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

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bottle of water, and gave it unto 25 And Abraham reproved AbiHagar, putting it on her shoulder, melech because of a well of water, and the child, and sent her away:

which Abimelech's servants had vioand she departed, and wandered in lently taken away. the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

26 And Abimelech said, I wot 15 And the water was spent in not who hath done this thing: neithe bottle, and she cast the child ther didst thou tell me, neither yet under one of the shrubs.

heard I of it, but to day. 16 And she went, and sat her 27 And Abraham took sheep and down over against him a good way oxen, and gave them unto Abimeoff, as it were a bowshot: for she lech; and both of them made a said, Let me not see the death of covenant. the child. And she sat over against

28 And Abraham set seven ewe him, and lift up her voice, and wept. lambs of the flock by themselves.

17 And God heard the voice of 29 And Abimelech said unto Athe lad; and the angel of God call- braham, What mean these seven ewe ed to Hagar out of heaven, and said lambs which thou hast set by themunto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? selves? fear not; for God hath heard the 30 And he said, For these seven voice of the lad where he is.

ewe lambs shalt thou take of my 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold hand, that they may be a witness him in thine hand; for I will make unto me, that I have digged this him a great nation.

well. 19 And God opened her eyes,

31 Wherefore he called that and she saw a well of water; and place Beer-sheba; because there she went, and filled the bottle with they sware both of them. water, and gave the lad drink.

32 Thus they made a covenant at 20 And God was with the lad; Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and he grew, and dwelt in the wil- and Phichol the chief captain of his derness, and became an archer. host, and they returned into the land

21 And he dwelt in the wilder- of the Philistines. ness of Paran : and his mother took 33 And Abraham planted a grove him a wife out of the land of Egypt. in Beer-sheba, and called there on

22 And it came to pass at that the name of the LORD, the everlasttime, that Abimelech and Phichol

ing God. the chief captain of his host spake 34 And Abraham sojourned in unto Abraham, saying, God is with the Philistines' land many days. thee in all that thou doest : 23 Now therefore swear unto me

CHAP. XXII. here by God that thou wilt not deal AND it came to pass after these falsly with me, nor with my son, nor things that God did tempt Abraham, with my son's son: but according to and said unto him, Abraham : and the kindness that I have done unto he said, Behold, here I am. thee, thou shalt do unto me, and 2 And he said, Take now thy to the land wherein thou hast so- son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou journed. The

lovest, and get thee into the land of 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. Moriah; and offer him there for a


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