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right; or if they depart to the right hand, Aed, and fell there: and they that remaines then I will go to the left.

fled to the iconin tain. 10 And Lot fifted up his eyes, and beheld 11 And they took all the goods of Sodom all the plain of Jordan, that it was well wa- and Gomorrah, and all their viduals, and tered every where, before the LORD dettroy- went their way, ed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden 12 And they took Lot, Abram's brothers of the LORD, like the land of Egypt as thoufon, (who dwelt in Sodom,) and liis goods, comett unto Zoar.

and departed. 11 Then Lotchose liim all the plain of Jor 13 And there came one that liad ercaped, dan; and Lot journeyed eatt: and they repa- and told Abrain the Hebrew; for he dwelt rated themselves the one from the other. in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother

12 Abram ducit in the land of Canaan, of Ethcol, and brother of Aner: and these and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain, were confederate with Abram. and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

14 | And when Abram heard that his bro13 But the men of Sodom were wicked, ther was taken captive, he armed his trainand finners before the Lord exceedingly. ed fervants, born in his own house, three

14 And the Lord said unto Abram, after hundred and cighteen, and pursued them that Lot was separated from him, Lift up unto Dan, now thine eyes, and look from the place 15 And he divided himself against them, where thou art, northward, and fouthward, be and his servants by night, and fmote and eattward, and weltward:

them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which 15 For all the land which thou seett, to is on the left hand of Damascus. thee will I give it, and to thy feed for ever. 10 And he brought back all the goods, and

16 And I will make thy feed as the dust also brought again his brother Lot, and his of the earth : so that if a man can number goods, and the women allo, and the people. the duit of the earth, then shall thy feed also 17. 9. And the king of Sodom went out to be numbered.

meet him, (after his return from the Naugh17 Arise, walk through the land, in the ter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that length of it, and in the breadth of it: for I were with him,) at the vallcy of Shaveh, will give it unto thce.

which is the kings dale. 8. Then Abram removed his tent, and 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought camc and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, forth bread and wine: and he was the prieft which is in Hebron, and built there an altar of the most high God. unto the LORD.

19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed CHAP. XIV.

be Abram of the mott high God, pofTefTor of i The battle of the kings.. 12 Lot laken, 14 is heaven and earth :

refered by Altam. 18 Melchisedek bejeth 20 And blessed be the molt high God, which Söram. 20 Abravngivetk him tither. hath delivered thine eneinies into thy hand. A

Nd it came to pars, in the days of Amra. And he gave himn tithes of all.

phel king of shinar, Arioch king of Eva 21 And the king of Sodom faid unto Car, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal Abram, Give me the persons, and take the king of nations;

goods to thyself. 2 That these made war with Bera king of 22 And Abram faid to the king of Sodom, Sodom, and with Birtha king of Gomorrah, I have lift up mine land unto the LORD Shinab king of Admal, and Sliemeber king of the mott high God, the poffeffor of heaven Zeboilin, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar, and earth,

3 All there were joined together in the vale 23 That I will not take from a thread even of Siddim, whicli is the salt fea.

to a thoe-latchet, and that I will not take any 4 Twelve years they ferved Chedorlaomer, thing that is thine, lett thou shouldett say, 1 and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

have made Abram rich: 5 And in the fourteenth year came Che.

24 Save only that which the young men dorlaomer, and the kings that were with have caten, and the portion of the men him, and Imote the Replains in Anteroth which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Mamre; let them take their portion. Emims in sbaveh Kiriathaim,

CHAP. XV. 6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, 1 Abram is encouraged. 4-A son is promised: unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness. 6 he is justified by faith.' 7 Canaan is again

7 And they returned and came to En promised mishpat, which is Kadcih, and (mote all the

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Fter these things the word of the LORD country of the Amalekites, and also the A came unto Abram in a vision, saying, morites that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar. Fear not, Abram: I am thy fhield, and thy

8 And there went out the king of Sodom, exceeding great reward. and the king of Gomorral, and the king of 29 And Abram said, LORD God, what wilt Admah, and the king of Zeboum, and

the thou give me, secing 1.go childless, and the king of Bela, (the fame is Zoas;) and they fteward of my houle is this Eliezer of Da. joined battle with them in the vale of sid- mafcus!

3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou 2 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, halt given no feed: and, lo, one born in my ay witb Tidal king of nations, and Amra. house is mine heir. pin king of Shirar, and Arioch king of El 49And, behold, the word of the LORD came lafal four kings with five.

unto him, saying, This shall not be thine cond the vale of Siddim wasfull of Nime- heir; but he that ihall come forth out of pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah thise own bowels shall be thinc heis.

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the be upon thee: I have given my maid into Mars, if thou be able to number them. And thy bofom; and wben the faw that ibe had he taid unto him, so fhall thy seed be. conceived, I was defpised in her eyes: the

6 And he believed in the LORD; and he LORD judge between me and thee. counted it to him for rightcousness.

6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy 7 And he laid unto him, I am the LORD maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with to give thee this land to inherit it.

her, she fled from her face. 8 And he said, LORD God, whereby thall 79. And the angel of the LORD found her I know that I thall inherit it?

by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by 9 And he said unto him, 'Take me an hei- the fountain in the way to Shur. fer of three years old, and a fhe-goat of three 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence years old, and a ram of three years old, and a camett chou ? and whither wit thou go? And furtle-dove, and a young pigeon.

the said, I fee from the face of iny mistress 10 And he took unto him all these, and di- Sarai. vided them in the midtt, and laid each piece 9 And the angel of the LORD faid unto her, one againft another : but the birds divided he Return to thy mittress, and fubmit thylelf not.

under her hands. 11 And when the fowls came down upon 10 And the angel of the LORD said unthe carcasses, Abram drove them away. to her, I will multiply thy seed exceed

12 And when the fun was going down, a ingly, that it shall not be numbered for deep fleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an hor multitude. tor of great darkness fell upon him.

11 And the angel of the LORD said unto 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a her, Bchold, thou art with child, and thalt furety, that thy feed thall be a stranger in a bear a fon, and thalt call his name Ishmael; land that is not theirs, and thall ferve them, because the Lord hath heard thy affliction. and they shall aflid them four hundred 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand years:

will be against every man, and every mans 14 And also that nation, whom they thall hand againtt him : and he thall dwell in the Serve, will I judge: and afterward thall they presence of all his brethren. come out with great fubitance,

13 And the called the name of the LORD 15 And thouthalt go to thy fathers in that spake unto her, Thou God leeft me : peace; thou thalt be buried in a good old for the fari, Have I also here looked after age.

him that seeth me? '16 But in the fourth generation they shall 14 Wherefore the well was called Beercome hither again : for the iniquity of the lalal-roi : behold, it is between Kadesh and Amorites is not yet full.

Bered. 17 And it came to pass, that when the 15 | And Hagar bare Abram a fon; and sun went down, and it was dark, behold a Abram called his sons name, which Hagar smoking furnace, and a burning lamp, that bare, (thmael. patled between those pieces.

16 And Abram was four care and six years 18 In that same day the LORD made a old when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram, covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy

c H A P. XVII. seed Kave I given this land, from the ri- i The covenant is rentwed. $ Atrams name ver of Egypt unto the great river, the river changed. 10 Circumcision is inftituled. 16 Eupliratos:

tjancis promised. 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and ND when Abram was ninety years old the Kadmonites,

and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, 20 And thc Hittites, and the Perizzites, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God and the Rephaims,

walk before me, and be thou perfect. 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, 2 And I will make my covenant between and the Girgashites, and the Jebufites. me and thee; and will multiply thee ex. CHAP. XVI.

ceedingly 1 Sarai giveth Hagar :o Abram, o who, flee 3 And Abram fell on his face : and God

ing from her mijlref, 9 is sent back by an talked with him, faying, ange. 15 Ihmael is born.

4 As for me, behold, my covenant's with No rebaran Abrazenie bara hämaid hals toe ons and thou shalt be a father of many Egyptian, whole name was Hagar.

§ Neither shall thy name any more le 2 And Sarai faid unto Abram, Behold now, called Abram; but thy name thall be Abra. the LORD hath reftrained me from bearing hai: for a father of many nations have i I pray thee go in unto my maid; it may be made thee. that I may obtain children by hier. And 6 And I will make thee cxceeding fruitAbrain learkened to the voice of Sarai. ful, and I will make nations of thee; and

3 And Sarai, Abrams wife, took Hagar hier kings faall come out of thee. maid, the Egyptian, after Abram had'dwelt 7 And I will ettabllth any covenant be, ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave tween ine and thce, and thy feed after thee, her to her husband Abram to be his wifc. in their generations, for an everlasting cr

4 9 And he went in unto Hagar, and the venant ; to be a Gori unto thce, and to ** conceived: and when the saw that the had seed after thee. conceived, her mistress was despised in her 8 And I will give unto thee, and thy

feed after thce, the land whercio tkort *

the tree;

Aranger, all the land of Canaan, for an

CHA P. XVIII. everlasting poffeffion; and I will be their i Abraham entertaineth three angels. Saraki God.

laughter. 17 Sodoms deflrudior revealed to 9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou Abraham: 23 his intercedox. tralt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and A plains of Mamre : and he sat in the

him in io This is my covenant which ye shall tent-door in the heat of the day. keep between me and you, and thy feed af 2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, ter thee; Every man-child ameng you thall to, three men itood by lim: and, when he bc circumcised.

saw them, he ran to meet them from the 11 And ye thall circumcise the flesh of your tent-door, and bowed himself toward the forelkin; and it shall be a token of the cove- ground, nant betwixt me and you.

3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found 12 And he that is cight days old fhall be favoar in thy light, pals not away, I pray circumcised among you, every man-child in thee, from thy fervant. your generations; he that is orn in the 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, house, or bought' with money of any itran- and wash your feet, and rett yourselves under ger, which is not of thy feed.

13.He that is born in thy house, and he 5 And I will fetch a morfel of bread, and that is bonght with thy money, mult needs comfort ye your hearts , after that ye shall be circumcited : and my covenant shall be pals on : for therefore are ye come to your in your flesh for an everlaiting covenant.

fervant. And they said, So do as thou haft 14 And the uncircumcised man-child, whore said. feth of his forctkin is not circumcised, that 6 And Abraham haftened into the tent foul shall be cut off from his people; he unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly hath broken my covenant.

three ineasures of fine meal, knead it, and 15 9 And God said unto Abraham, As for inake cakes upon the hearth. Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and Sarai, but Sarah shall lier name be:

fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it 16 And I will bless her, and give thce a unto a young man; and he hafted to dress it. fon also of her : yes, I will blets her, and 8 And he took butter and milk, and the The shall be a moiner of nations; kings of calf which he had dressed, and let it before people thall be of her.

them; and inc ftood by them ander the tree, 17. Then Abraham fell upon his face, and and they did eat. langhed, and said in his heart, shall a child 2 And they said unto him, where is be born unto him that is an hundred years Sarah thy wife And he said, Behold, in the old? and Mall Sarah, that is ninety years tent. old, bear!

10 And he said, I will certainly return unto 18 And Abraham faid unto God, that thee according to the time of lifc; and, lo, Ishmael might live before thee!

Sarah thy wife thall have a fon. And Sarah 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear heard it in the tent-door, which was behind thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his him. name llaac: and I will ettablish my covenant 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, and with him for an everlasting covenart, and well Aricken in age; and it ceased to be with wkh his feed alter him.

Sarah after the manner of women. 20 And as for Ithmael, I have heard thee; 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herBehold, I have blessed him, and will make felf, saying, After I am waxed old thall I him fruitful, and will multiply hint exceed- have pleasure, my lord being old alfo! ingly : twelve princes shall he beget; and 1

13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, will make him a great nation.

Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall i 21 But my covenant will i eftablish with of a furety bear a child, which am old? Ifaac, which Sarab shall bear unto thee, at 14. Is any thing too hard for the LORD this set time in the next year.

At the time appointed I will return unto 22 And he left off talking with him, and thee, according to the time of life, and God went up from Abraham.

Sarah shall have a fon. 23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed and all that were born in his house, and all not for the was afraid. And he said, Nay; that were bought with his money, every but thou didtt laugh. male among the men of Abrahams house, 16 9 And the men rose up from thence, and circumcised the felh of their foreskin and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham in the feil-lamc day, as God had said unto went with them, to bring them on the way. him.

17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from 24 And Abraham was ninety years old Abrahain that thing which I do; and nine when he was circumcised in the 18 Seeing that Abraham thall surely be Besh of his foreskin.

come a great and mighty nation, and all 25 And Ihmael his fon was thirteen years the nations of the carth fhall be blessed in old when he was circumcised in the flesh of him? his foreskin,

19 For I know him, that he will command 26 In the self-fame day was Abraham cir- his children and his household after him, and cumcised, and Ilhmacl his son.

they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do 27 And all the men of his honle, born in juftice and judgment; that the LORD inay the house, and bought with money of the bring upon Abraham that which he hath ftranger, were circumcised with him. spoken of him.

30 And the LORD said, Because the cry of 49 But, before they lay down, the inen of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because the city, even the ment of Sodom, compalled their fin is very gricvous ;

the house round, both old and young, all the 21 I will go down now, and see whether people from every quarter. they have done altogether according to the 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto cry of it, which is come into ine, and if him, Where are the men which came in to not, I will know.

thee this night! bring them out unto us, 22 And the men turned their faces from that we may know them. thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abra 6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, hamn itood yet before the LORD,

and shut the door after hiin, 239 And Abraham drew near, and said, 7. And said, I pray you, brethren, do not fo Wilt thou also dettroy the righteous with thc wickedly.. wicked !

8 Bchold now, I have two daughters which 24. Peradventure there be fifty righteous have not known man ; let me, I pray you, within the city : wilt thou also dettroy and bring them out unto you, and do ye to them not spare the place for the fifty rigistcous as is good in your eyes : only into these that are therein!

men do nothing; for therefore came they 25 That be far from thce to do after this under the shadow of my roof. manner, to lay the righteous with the wick 9. And they said, Stand back. And they ed, and that the righteous ihould be as the said again, this one fellowu came in to fowicked, that be far from thee. Shall not journ, and he will needs be a judge: now the Judge of all the earth do right?

will we deal worte with thee than with them. 26 And the Lord said, if I find in Sodom And they presied fore upon the man, even fifty righteous within the city, then I will Lot, and came gear to break the door. fpare all the place for their sikes.

10 But the men put forth their band, and 27 And Abraliam answered and said, Be pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut hold now, I have taken upor me to speak to the door. unto the LORD, which am lut suit and athes : It And they smote the men that were at

28 Peradventure there ihl) lack tive of the door of the house with biindness, both the fifty righteous : wilt thou deltroy all fmail and great: so that they wearicd theinthe city for lack of five? And he mid, if selves to find the door. I find there forty and five, I will not dee 12 1 And the men laid anto Lot, Hathon Atroy it.

here any befides! Ion-in-law, and thy fons, 29 And he spake unto him yet again, and and thy daughters, and whatfoever thou hali faid, Peradventure there hall he forty found in the city, bring them out of this place: there. And he said, I will not do it for 13 For we will deitroy this place, because fortys lake.

the cry of them is waxen great before the 30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the face of the LORD, and the LORD hath sent LOND be angry, and I will speak : Perad- us to dettroy it. venture there thall thirty be found there. 14. And Lot went out, and spake unto his And he said, I will not do it if I find thirty fons-in-law, which married luis daughters, there.

and fail, Up: get ye out of this place; 31 And he said, Bchoid now, I have taken for the LORD wifi defroy this city. But he upon me to speak into the LORD : Perad- seemed as one that mocked unto his fousventure there shall be twenty found there, in-law. And he said, I will not destroy it for twentys 15 9 And when the morning arole, then fake.

the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arife, take 32 And he said, Oh let not the LORD be thy wife, and thy two daughters which are angry, and I will peak yet but this once: here; lett thou be consumed in the iniqnity Peradventure ten shall be found there. And of the city. he said, I will not deftroy it for tens fake. 16 And while he lingerce, the men laid 33 And the Lord went his way, as foon es hold upon his hand, and upon the hand

of he had left communing with Abraham : and his wife, and upon the hand of his two Abraham returned unto his place.

daugliters; the LORD being merciful unto CHA P. xix.

him and they brought him forth, and ict Lot entertaineth two angels. 24 So lom and him without the city. Gomorrah defroyed. 26 Lot's wife punished. 17 And it came to pass, when they had 31 His incest.

brought them forth abroad, that he said, even; and Lot fat in the gate of So- neither itay thou in all the plain : escape to dom: and Lot seeing them, rose up to meet the mountain, left thou be consumed. them; and he bowed himseif with his face 18 And Loi said unto them, Oh! not so, toward the ground;

my lord. 2, And he laid, Behold now, my lords, turn ig Behold now, thy servant hath found in, 1 pray you, into your servants house, grace in thy fighi, and thou hast magnified and tarry all niglit, and wash your feet, and thy mercy, which thou hast thewed unto me ye thall rise up early, and go on your ways. in saving my life, and I cannot cfcape to And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the mountain, icht some evil take me,' and the Atrčer all night.

I die. 3 And he prefied upon them greatly; and 20 Behold now, this city is near to flee they turned in unto him, and entered into his unto, and it is a little one: Oh! let ine escape horse: and he made thein a feaft, and did thither, (is it not a little one') and my soul Lake unleavened bread, and they did cat. Dall live,

21 And he said unto him, See, I have ac 3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream Septed thec concerning this thing also, that by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art

will not overthrow this city fof the which but a dead inan, for the woman which thou ibau haft spoken.

hatt taken; for the is a mans wife. 22 Hatte thee, etcape thither; for I cannot 4 But Abimelech bad not come near her: doany thing till thou be come thither : there and he said, LORD, wilt thou fay also a righfore the name of the city was called Zoar. teous nation?

23 x The fun was risen upon the earth S Said he not unto me, she is my fifter! wlian Lot entered into Zoar.

and she, even the herself said, He is my bro24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom, and ther: in the integrity of my heart, and innoupon Gomorrah, brimstone and tire from the cency of my hands, have I donc this. LORD out of heaven;

6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yca, 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all I know that thou didit this in the integrity the plain, and all the inhabitants of the ci- of thy heart; for I also with-held thee from ties, and that which grew upon the ground. finning againit me: therefore fuffered 1 thee

26 1 But his wife looked back from be- not to touch her. hind him, and the became a pillar of falt. 7 Now, therefore, reitore the man his wife; morning to the place where he flood before thee, and thou ihalt live: and if thon rettore

27 . And Abraham gat up early in the for he is a prophet, and he thall pray for the LORD.

her not, know thou that thou thalt surely 28 And he looked toward Sodom and Go- die, thou, and all that are thine. marrah, and toward all the land of the plain, 8 Therefore Abimelech rofe early in the and beheld, and, fo, the fmoke of the country morning, and called all his servants, and went up as the smoke of a furnace.

told all these things in their ears: and the 29 q And it came to pass, when God de- men were fore afraid. froyed the cities of the plain, that God te 94 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and membered Abraham, and Tent Lotout of the said unto him, What haft thou done unto midtt of the overthrow, when lie overthrew us? and what have I offended thee, that the cities in the whicli Lot dwelt.

thou hatt brought on me, and on my kingo 30 I And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dom, a great lin? thou hat done deeds.unto dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters nie that ought not to be done. with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and 10 And Abimelech faid unto Abraham, he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters. What sawest thou, that thou hast done this

31 $ And the first-born said unto the young- thing er, Our father is old, and there is not a man 11 And Abraham faid, Because I thought, in the carth to come in unto us after the surely the fear of God is not in this place; manner of all the earth.

and they will Nay me for my wifes fake. 32 Come, let us make our father drink 12 And yet indeed she is my fifter; the winc, and we will lie with him, that we is the daughter of my father, but not the may prelerve feed of our f ther.

daughter of any mother : and she became 33 And they made their father drink wine my wife. that night, and the firit-born went in, and 13 And it came to pass, when God caused lay with her father; and he perceived not me to wander from my fathers house, that when the lay down, nor when the arose. I said unto her, This is thy kindness which

34 And it came to pafs on the morrow, that thou thalt few unto me; At every place the lirit-born said unto the younger, Behold, whither we thall come, fay of me, He is my I lay yesternight with my father: let us inake brother. him drink wine this night also; and go thog 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, in, ard lie with him, that we may preserve and when-servants, and women-cervants, and seed of our father.

gave them unto Abraham, and restored him 35 And they made their father drink winc Sarah his wife. that night also: and the younger atose, and 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land Jay with him ; and he perceived not when the is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee. lay down, nor when the aruse.

16 And unto Sarah lie faid, Behold, I have 36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot giren thy brother a thousand pieces of filver; with child by their father.

behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes 57 and the firit-born bare a fon, and called unto all that are with thce, and with all his naine Moab; the same is the father of the other : thus the was reproved. Moabites unto this day.

179 So Abraham prayed unto God; and 38 And the younger, the also bare a son, and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and called his name Ben-aimi: the faine is the his maid-fervants; and they bare children. father of the children of Ammon unto this 18 For the LORD had fait closed up all the day.

kombs of the house of Abimelech, because CHAP. XX,

of Sarah, Abralı m's wife. Araham denicth his wife, and loseth her :

CHAP XXI. 14 Abimelech reforeth her.

2 lade is born. Hogar and Ihmael are car Nd Abraham journeyed from thence to Birth. 23 Abimelech's covenant with Abrahan. A ward the south country, and dweiled between Kadern and slur, and sojourned in and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had

Nd the LORD visited Sarah as he had said,

A Gerar.

spoken. 2 And Abraliam said of Sarah his wife, She 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham is my litter and Abimelech king of Ġerar a fon in his old age, at the set time of whith sent and took Sarah.

God liad spoken to him.

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