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11 And they smote the men that were at 29 And it came to pass, when God de the door of the house with blindness, both stroyed the cities of the plain, that God re small and great; so that they wearied them-membered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the selves to find the door. midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew 12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and

here any besides son-in-law, and thy sons,
and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast dwelt in the mountain, and his two daugh-
in the city bring them out of this place :) ters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar:
and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two
daughters.

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.

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

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14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons-in-law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get ye out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons-in-law. 15 ¶ And when the morning arose, then 33 And they made their father drink the angels hastened Lot, saying, (Arise, take wine that night and the first-born went thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are in, and lay with her father; and he perhere; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity ceived not when she lay down, nor when of the city. she arose.

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

16 And, while he lingered, the men laid 34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that hold upon his band, and upon the hand of the first-born said unto the younger, Behold, his wife, and upon the hand of his two I lay yesternight with my father: let us make daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him drink wine this night also; and go thou him and they brought him forth, and set in, and lie with him, that we may preserve him without the city./ seed of our father.

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.

CHAP. XX.

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 AND Abraham journeyed from thence

toward the south and dwelled 21 And he said unto him, See, I have ac-between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned cepted thee concerning this thing also, that in Gerar. I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.

22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither: therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

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

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

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.

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 1 And Abraham gat up early in the
morning to the place where he stood before
the LORD.

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

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 integ rity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, 7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; and belield, and lo, the smoke of the country for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for went up as the smoke of a furnace. thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou

GENESIS.
9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the
Egyptian, which she had born unto Abra-

mot, know thou that thou shalt surely die,
, and all that are thine.
Therefore Abimelech rose early in the ham, mocking.
ning, and called all his servants, and told
hese things in their ears: and the men
e sore afraid.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bond-woman and her son: for the son of this bond-woman 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.

Then Abimelech called Abraham, and dunto him, What hast thou done unto us? what have I offended thee, that thou hast Ought on me and on my kingdom a great

12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it

? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not be grievous in thy sight because of the
lad, and because of thy bond-woman; in all
t to be done.

10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto
called.
That sawest thou, that thou hast done this her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be
Fing?

1 And Abraham said, Because I thought,

13 And also of the son of the bond-woman

14 And Abraham rose up early in the urely the fear of God is not in this place; will I make a nation, because he is thy seed. nd they will slay me for my wife's sake.

12 And yet indeed she is my sister she is morning, and took bread and a bottle of e daughter of my father, but not the daugh- water, and gave it unto Hagar, (putting it er of my mother; and she became my wife. on her shoulder,) and the child, and sent her 13 And it came to pass, when God caused away; and she departed, and wandered in me to wander from my father's house, that the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

15¶ And the water was spent in the botsaid unto her, This is thy kindness which Chou shalt shew unto me; at every place tle, and she cast the child under one of the whither we shall come, say of me, He is my shrubs.

brother.

16 And she went, and sat her down over 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, against him a good way off, as it were a bowAnd she sat over against him, and men-servants, and women-servants, and shot; for she said, Let me not see the death her voice, and wept. and lifted up gave them unto Abraham, and restored him of the child. 17 And God heard the voice of the lad. Sarah his wife.

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

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 maid-servants; 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. CHAP. XXI.

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 Pa

ND the LORD visited Sarah as he had

as

he had spoken.

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.

the land of Egypt

22 1 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.

23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the according to the kindness that I have done 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: neiths didst thou teli me, neither yet heard I of it, but to-day.

27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, lof them made a covenant. and gave them unto Abimelech: and both

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.

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

23 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and the flock by themselves. 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.

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; because there they sware both of them.

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

15 ¶ And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, 16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD; for because thou hast done thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phicho the chief captain of his host, and they return-this ed into the land of the Philistines.

33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

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

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 Phili-upon the sea-shore; and thy seed shall pos sess the gate of his enemies:

CHAP. XXII.

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ND it came to pass after these things,
unto him, Abraham. And he said, Behoid,
here I am.

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.

31 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.

13 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because thou hast obey

1. So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up, and went together to Beer-sheba, and Abraham dwelt at Beer. sheba.

30 ¶ 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

21 Huz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,

22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

3 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bare to Nahor, Abraham's brother. 4 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah. CHAP. XXIII.

4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come to you. gand Abraham took the wood of the A and twenty years old. these toere the

Sarah was an hundred and seven

years of the life of Sarah.

burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba, the knife and they went both of them together. same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his fa- Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to ther, and said, My father and he said, Here weep for her. am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire 3 And Abraham stood up from before his and the wood; but where is the lamb for a dead,and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, burnt-offering? 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.

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

9 And they came to the place which God 5 And the children of Heth answered had told him of: and Abraham built an al-Abraham, saying unto him,

tar there, and laid the wood in order; and Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the al-prince among us; in the choice of our se tar upon the wood. pulchres bury thy dead: none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.

10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and 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.

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,

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: If it be your mind that I should bury my for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, son, from me.

9 That he may give me the cave o

Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware end of his field for as much money as it is thou that thou bring not my son thither again. worth he shall give it me, for a possession of 7 The LORD God of heaven, which took a burying-place among you. me from my father's house, and from the

10 And Ephron dwelt among the children land of my kindred, and which spake unto of Heth And Ephron the Hittite answered me. and that sware unto me, saying, Unto Abraham in the audience of the children of thy seed will I give this land; he shall send Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a his city, saying, wife unto my son from thence.

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.

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.

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

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

13 And he spake unto Ephron, in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thon will 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.

10 And the servant took ten camels, of the camels of his master, and departed (for all the goods of his master were in his hand;) and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.

14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,

land

15 My lord, hearken unto me. the is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.

il And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water, at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.

12 And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abr ham.

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.

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

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

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14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, pray thee, that I may drink; and she shal! 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 19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah caine his wife in the cave of the field of Machpe-out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, lah, before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with the land of Canaan. her pitcher upon her shoulder.

20 And the field, and the cave that is there- 16 And the damsel was very fair to look in, were made sure unto Abraham, for a pos-upon, a virgin; neither had any man known session of a burying-place, by the sons of her and she went down to the well, and Heth. filled her pitcher, and came up.

CHAP. XXIV. 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and ND Abraham was old, and well stricken said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little wa

sure

18 Unto Abraham for a possession, in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

Abraham in all things.

18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon of his house, that ruled over all that he had, her hand, and gave him drink. Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh; 19 And when she had done giving him 3 And I will make thee swear by the drink, she said, I will draw water for thy LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of camels also, until they have done drinking." the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife un- 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher to my son of the daughters of the Canaan-into the trough, and ran again unto the well ites, among whom I dwell: to draw water, and drew for all his camels.

4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and 21 And the man, wondering at her, held to my kindred, and take a wife unto my his peace, to wit whether the LORD had son Isaac. made his journey prosperous or not.

5 And the servant said unto him, Perad- 22 And it came to pass, as the camels venture 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?

had done drinking, that the man took a golden ear-ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold,

23 And said, Whose daughter art thou ? if now thou do prosper my way which I go: tell me, I pray thee. Is there room in thy 43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; father's house for us to lodge in? and it shall come to pass. that when the vir 24 And she said unto him, I am the daugh-gin cometh forth to draw water, and I say ter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water bare unto Nahor. of thy pitcher to drink;

25 She said, moreover, unto him, Wel 44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, have both straw and provender enough, and and I will also draw for thy camels: let the room to lodge in. same be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's son.

26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart. Behold, Rebekah came forth

27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she destitute my master of his mercy and his went down unto the well, and drew water; truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray to the house of my master's brethren.

thee.

23 And the damsel ran, and told them of 46 And she made haste, and let down her her mother's house these things. pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink; and I will give thy camels drink also, so Í drank, and she made the camels drink also. 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose

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 daughter art thou And she said, The daugh. ear-ring, and bracelets upon his sister's ter of Bethuel, Nabor's son, whom Milcah hands, and when he heard the words of Re-bare unto him: and I put the ear-ring upon bekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man her face, and the bracelets upon her hands. unto ine; that he came unto the man: and 48 And I bowed down my head, and worbehold, he stood by the camels at the well. shipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way, to take my maste brother's daughter unto his son.

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.

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

50 ¶ Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD; we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.

51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take

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.

33 And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on. 34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. her, and go, and let her be thy master's 35 And the LORD hath blessed my master son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken. greatly, and he is become great: and he hath 52 And it came to pass, that, when Abragiven him flocks and herds, and silver and ham's servant heard their words, he worship. gold, and men-servants, and maid-servants, ped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth. and camels, and asses. 53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her Brother and to her mother precious things.

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

55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, ai the least ten; after that she shall go.

56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send ine away, that I may go to my master.

57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth.

58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.

59 And they sent away Rebekah their sis. ter, and her nurse, and Abraham`s servant, and his men.

36 And Sarah, my master's wife, bare a son to my master when she was old; and unto him hath he given all that he hath.

37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:

38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife

unto my son.

39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.

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,

60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said n her, Thou art our sister; be thou the

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