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Noah criters into the ark. GENESIS, The world drowned and thy wife, and thy sons' wives and the windows of heaven wero with thee.

opened. 19 And of every living thing of 12 And the rain was upon the all flesh, two of every sort shalt earth forty days and forty nights. thou bring into the ark, to keep 13 In the self-same day entered them alive with thee: they shall be Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and male and female.

Japheth, the song of Noah, and 20 Of fowls after their kind, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of cattle after their kind, of every of his sons with them, into the creeping thing of the earth after his ark: kind; two of every sort shall come 14 They, and every beast after unto thee, to keep them alive. his kind, and all the cattle after

21 And take thou unto thee of their kind, and every creeping all food that is eaten, and thou thing that creepeth upon the earth shalt gather it to thee; and it shall after his kind, and every fowl after be for food for thee, and for his kind, every bird of every sort. them.

15 And they went in unto Noah 22 Thus did Noah; according to into the ark, two and two of all all that God commanded him, so flesh, wherein is the breath of life. did he.

16 And they that went in, went CHAP. VII.

in male and female of all flesh, as The general Deluge. God had commanded him:

and the

Lord Bhut him in. Come thou and all thy house 17 And the flood was forty days into the ark: for thee have I seen upon the earth: and the waters inrighteous before me in this genera- creased, and bare up the ark, and tion.

it was lifted up above the earth. 2 Of every clean beast thou shalt 18 And the waters prevailed, and take to thee by sevens, the male wero increased greatly upon the and his female; and of beasts that earth: and the ark went upon the are not clean by two, the male and face of the waters. his female.

19 And the waters prevailed ex3 Of fowls also of the air by ceedingly upon the earth; and all sevens, the male and the female; the high hills that were under the to keep seed alive upon the face of whole

heaven were covered. all the earth.

20 Fifteen cubits upward did the 4 For yet seven days, and I will waters prevail: and the mountains cause it to rain upon the earth were covered. forty days and forty nights: and 21 And all flesh died that moved every living substance that I have upon the earth, both of fowl, and made will I destroy from off the of cattle, and of beast, and of every face of the earth.

creeping thing that creepeth upon 5 And Noah did according unto the earth, and every man: all that the LORD commanded 22 All in whose nostrils was the him.

breath of life, of

all that was in the 6 And Noah was six hundred dry land, died. years old when the flood of waters 23 And every living substance was upon the earth.

was destroyed which was upon 7 TT And Noah went in, and his the face of the ground, both man, bons, and his wife, and his sons and cattle, and the

creeping things, wives with him, into the ark, be- and the fowl of the heaven; and cause of the waters of the flood. they were destroyed from the earth;

8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts and Noah only remained alive, that are not clean, and of fowls, and they that were with him in the and of every thing that creepeth ark. upon the earth,

24 And the waters prevailed 9 There went în two and two upon the earth a hundred and fifty unto Noah into the ark, the male days. and the female, as God had com

CHAP. VIII. manded Noah.

The Waters assuage. even med either the tow a person er A God remembered. Mgahi flood were upon the earth. the cattle that was with him in the

11 11 In the six hundredth year of ark: and God made a wind to pass Noah's life, in the second month, over the earth, and the waters asthe seventeenth day of the month, suaged; the same day were all the foun 2 The fountains also of the deep, tains of the great deep broken up, I and the windows of heaven wero


The waters assuage. CHAP. LX. God blesseth Noak. stopped, and the rain from heaven and be fruitful, and multiply upon was restrained;

the earth. 3 And the waters returned from 18 And Noah went forth, and his off the earth continually: and after sons, and his wife, and his sons' the end of the hundred and fifty wives with him: days the waters were abated. 19 Every beast, every creeping

4 11 And the ark rested in the se-thing, and every fowl, and what venth month, on the seventeenth soever creepeth upon the earth, day of the month, upon the moun- after their kinds, went forth out of tains of Ararat.

the ark. 5 And the waters decreased con 20 TT And Noah builded an altar tinually, until the tenth month: in unto the LORD, and took of every the tenth month, on the first day of clean beast, and of every clean the month, were the tops of the fowl, and offered burnt-offerings mountains seen.

on the altar. 61 And it came to pass at the 21 And the LORD smelled a sweet end of forty days, that Noah open- savour; and the LORD said in his ed the window of the ark which he heart, I will not again curse the had made:

ground any more for man's sake; 7 And he sent forth a raven, for the imagination of man's

heart which went forth to and fro, until is evil from his youth: neither will the waters were dried up from off I again smite any more overy thing the earth.

living, as I have done. 8 Also he sent forth a dove from 22 While the earth remaineth, him, to see if the waters were seed-time and harvest, and cold abated from off the face of the and heat, and summer and winter, ground;

and day and night, shall not cease. 9 But the dove found no rest for

CHAP. IX. the sole of her foot, and she re God's Covenant with Noah. turned unto him into the ark; for ND God blessed Noah and his the waters were on the face of the sons, and said unto them, Be whole earth. Then he put forth fruitful, and multiply,

and replenish his hand, and took her, and pulled the earth. her in unto him into the ark. 2 And the fear of you, and the 10 And he

stayed yet other seven dread of you, shall be upon every days, and again he sent forth the beast of the earth, and upon every dove out of the ark.

fowl of the air, upon all that mo11 And the dove came in to him veth upon the earth, and upon all in the evening, and lo, in her the fishes of the sea; into your mouth was an Olive-leaf pluckt hand are they delivered. off. So Noah knew that the 3 Every moving thing that liveth waters were abated from off the shall be meat for you; even as the earth.

green herb have I given you all 12 And he stayed yet other seven things. days, and sent forth the dove; 4 | But flesh with the life thereof, which returned not again unto him which is the blood thereof, shall yo any more.

not eat. 13 | And it came to pass in the 5 And surely your blood of your six hundredth and first year, in the lives will I require: at the hang of first month, the first day of the every beast will I require it, and at month, the waters were dried up the hand of man; at the hand of from off the earth: and Noah re every man's brother will I require moved the covering of the ark, and the life of man. looked, and behold, the face of the 6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, ground was dry.

by man shall his blood be shed: 14 And in the second month, on for in the image of God made he the seven and twentieth day of the man. month, was the earth dried.

7 And you, be ye fruitful, and 15 T And God spake unto Noah, multiply; bring forth abundantly in saying,

the earth, and multiply therein. 16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and 81 And God spake unto Noal, thy wife, and thy sons, and thy and to his sons with him, saying, sons' wives with thee.

9 And I, behold, I establish my 17 Bring forth with thee every covenant with you, and with your living thing that is with thee, of all seed after you; flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, 10 And with every living creaand of every creeping thing that ture that is with you, of the fowl, creepeth upon the earth;

that they of the cattle, and of every beast of may breed abundantly in the earth, I the earth with you, from all that

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Terah's descendants. GENESIS, Abram denies his wife.

26 And Terah lived seventy Beth-el, and pitched his tent, havyears, and begat Abram, Nahor, ing Beth-el on the west, and Hai and Haran.

on the east: and there he builded 27 1 Now these are the generations an altar unto the LORD, and called of Terah: Terah begat Abram, upon the name of the LORD. Nahor, and Haran: and Haran 9 And Abram journeyed, going begat Lot.

on still toward the south. 58 And Haran died before his 10 1 And there was a famine in father Terah in the land of his na- the land : and Abram went down tivity, in Ur of the Chaldees. into Egypt to sojourn there; for

29 And Abram and Nahor took the famine was grievous in the them wives: the name of Abram's land. wife was Sarai; and the name of 11 And it came to pass, when Nahor's wife Milcah, the daughter he was come near to enter into of Haran, the father of Milcah, and Egypt that he said unto Sarai the father of Iscah.

his wife, Behold now, I know that 30 But Sarai was barren; she thou art a fair woman to look had no child.

upon : 31 And Terah took Abram his 12 Therefore it shall come to son, and Lot the son of Haran, his pass, when the Egyptians shall see son's son, and Sarai his daughter-thee, that they shall say, This is in-law, his son Abram's wife; and his wife: and they will kill they went forth with

them from Ur they will save thee alive. of the Chaldees, to go into the land 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my of Canaan; and they came unto sister: that it may be well with Haran, and dwelt there.

me for thy sake; and my soul shall 32 And the days of Terah were live because of thee. two hundred and five years : and 14 1 And it came to pass, that Terah died in Haran.

when Abram was come into Egypt, CHAP. XII.

the Egyptians beheld the woman God calleth Abram. that she was very fair. NOW the LORD had said unto 15 The princes also of Pharaoh

Abram, Get thee out of thy saw her, and commended her becountry, and from thy kindred, and fore Pharaoh: and the woman was from thy father's house, unto a land taken into Pharaoh's house. that I will shew thee :

16 And he entreated Abram well 2 And I will make of thee a great for her sake: and he had sheep, nation, and I will bless thee, and and oxen, and he-asses, and men make thy name great; and thou servants, and maid-servants, and shalt be a blessing:

she-asses, and camels. 3 And I will bless them that bless 17 And the LORD plagued Phathee, and curse him that curseth raoh and his house with great thee: and in thee shall all families plagues because of Sarai, Abram's of the earth be blessed.

wife. 4 So. Abram departed, as the 18 And Pharaoh called Abram, LORD had spoken unto him, and and said, What is this that thou Lot went with hirn: and Abram hast done unto me? why didst was seventy and five years old thou not tell me that she was thy when he departed out of Haran. wife?

5 And Abram took Sarai his 19 Why saidst thou, She is my wife, and Lot his brother's son, sister ? so I might have taken her and all their substance that they to me to wife: now therefore behad gathered, and the souls that hold thy wife, take her, and go thy they had gotten in Haran; and they way. went forth to go into the land of 20 And Pharaoh commanded his Canaan; and into the land of Ca- men concerning him: and they sent naan they came.

him away, and his wife, and all 6 And Abram passed through that he had. the land unto the place of Sichem,

CHAP. XIII. unto the plain of Moreh. And Abram and Lot separate. faed. Canaanite was then in the A NED Abram want i supieront of

7 And the LORD appeared unto all that he had, and Lot with him, Abram, and said, Unto thy seed into the south. will I give this land and there 2 And Abram was very rich in builded he an altar

unto the LORD, cattle, in silver, and in gold. who appeared unto him.

3 And he went on his journeys 8 And he removed from thence from the south oven to Beth-el, unto a mountain on the east ofl unto the place where his tent had


Canaan promised. CHAP. XIV.

Lot taken been at the beginning, between tent, and came and dwelt in the Beth-el and Hai;

plain of Mamre, which is in He4 Unto the place of the altar, bron, and built there an altar unto which he had made there at the the LORD. first: and there Abram called on

CHAP. XIV. the name of the LORD.

The Battle of the Kings. 5 And Lotalso, which went with A NP it came to pass, in the days

, tonts.

Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlao6 And the land was not able to mer king of Elam,

and Tidal king bear them, that they might dwell of nations ; together: for their substance was 2 That these made war with great, so that they could not dwell Bera king of Sodom, and with Birtogether:

sha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king, And there was a strife between of Admah, and Shemeber king of the herdmen of Abram's cattle and Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and which is Zoar. the Canaanite and the Perizzite 3 All these

were joined together dwelled then in the land,

in the vale of Siddim, which is the 8 And Abram said unto Lot, salt sea. Let there be no strife, I pray thee, 4. Twelve years they served Chebetween me and thee, and between dorlaomer, and in the thirteenth my her men and thy herdmen; year they rebelled. for we be brethren.

5 And in the fourteenth year 9 Is not the whole land before came Chedorlaomer, and the kings thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, that were with him, and smote the from me: if thou wilt take the left Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, hand, then I will go to the right; and the Zuzims in Ham, and the or if thou depart to the right hand, Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, then I will go to the left.

6 And the Horites in their mount 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, Seir, unto El-paran, which is by and beheld

all the plain of Jordan, the wilderness. that it was well watered every 7 And they returned, and came to where, before the LORD destroyed En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the smote all the country of the Amagarden of the LORD, like the land lekites, and also the Amorites, that of Egypt, as thou comest unto dwelt in Hazezon-tamar. Zoar.

8. And there went out the king of 11 Then Lot chose him all the Sodom, and the king of Gomorplain of Jordan; and Lot journey-rah, and the king of Admah, and ed east; and they separated them- the king of Zeboiim, and the king selves the one from the other. of Bela, (the same is Zoar;) and

12 Abram dwelled in the land of they joined battle with them in the Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the vale of Siddim; cities of the plain, and pitched his 9 With

Chedorlaomer the king, tent toward Sodom.

of Elam, and with Tidal king of 13 But the men of Sodom were nations, and Amraphel king of wicked and sinners before the Shinar, and Arioch king of ElLORD, exceedingly.

lasar; four kings with five. 14 f And the LORD said unto 10 And the vale of Siddim was Abram, after that Lot was sepa- full of slime-pits; and the

kings of rated from him, Lift up now thine Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and eyes, and look from the place fell there: and they that remained where thou art, northward, and fled to the mountain. Bouthward, and eastward,' and 11 And they took all the goods westward :

of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all 15 For all the land which thou their victuals, and went their way. seest, to thee will I give it, and to 12 And they took Lot, Abram's thy seed for ever.

brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, 16 And I will make thy seed as and his goods, and departed. the dust of the earth : 80 that if a 13 | And there came one that man can number the dust of the had escaped, and told Abram the earth, then shall thy seed also be Hebrew, for he dwelt in the plain numbered.

of Mamre the Amorite, brother 17 Arise, walk through the land of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: in the length of it and in the and these were confederate with breadth of it; for I will give it unto Abram. thee.

14 And when Abram heard that 18 Then Abram removed his his brother was taken captive, he


Melchizedek and Abram. GENESIS, Canaan again promised. armed his trained servants, born thou be able to number them : and in his own house, three hundred he said unto him, So shall thy seed and eighteen, and pursued them be. unto Dan.

6 And he believed in the LORD; 15 And he divided himself against and he counted it to him for righthem, he and his servants by night, teousness. and smote them, and pursued them 7 And he said unto him, I am the unto Hobah, which is on the left (LORD that brought thee out of Ur hand of Damascus.

of the Chaldees, to give thee this 16 And he brought back all the land to inherit it. goods, and also brought again his 8 And he said, Lord GOD, wherebrother Lot, and his goods, and by shall I know that I shall inherit the women also, and the people. it?

17 | And the king, of Sodom 9 And he said unto him, Take went out to meet him (after his re- me a heifer of three years old, and turn from the

slaughter of Chedor- a she-goat of three years old, and laomer, and of the kings that were a ram of threo years old, and a with him,) at the valley of Shaveh, turtle dove, and a young pigeon. which is the king's dale.

10 And he took unto him all 18 And Melchizedek king of Sa- these, and divided them in the lem brought forth bread and wine: midst, and laid each piece, one and he was the priest of the most against another: but the birds dihigh God.

vided he not. 19 And he blessed him, and said, 11 And when the fowls came Blessed be Abram of the most high down upon the carcasses,

Abram God, possessor of heaven and earth: drove them away.

20 And blessed be the most high 12 And when the sun was going God, which hath delivered thine down, a deep sleep fell upon enemies into thy hand. And he Abram; and lo, a horror of great gave him tithes of all.

darkness fell upon him. 21 And the king of Sodom said 13 And he said unto Abram, unto Abram, Give me the persons, Know of a surety that thy seed and take the goods to thyself.

shall be a stranger in a land that 2 And Abram said to the king is not theirs, and shall serve them; of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand and they shall afflict them four unto the LORD, the most high God, hundred years; the possessor of heaven and earth, 14 And also that nation whom

23 That I will not take from a they shall serve, will I judge: and thread even to a shoe-latchet, and afterward shall they come out with that I will not take any thing that great substance. is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I 15 And thou shalt go to thy fahave made Abram rich:

thers in peace; thou shalt be buried 24 Save only that which the in a good old age. young men have eaten, and the 16 But in the fourth generation portion of the men which went with they shall come hither again: for mo, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let the iniquity of the Amorites is not them take their portion.

yet full. CHAP. XV.

17 And it came to pass, that God's Promise to Abram. when the sun went down, and it

FTER these things the word was dark, behold a smoking furin a vision, saying, Fear not, passed between those pieces. Abram: I am thy shield, and thy 18 In that same day the LORD exceeding great reward.

made a covenant with Abram, 2 And Abram said, Lord God, saying, Unto thy seed have I given what wilt thou give me, seeing this land, from the river of Egypt go childless, and the steward of my upto the great river, the river Euhouse is this Eliezer of Damascus ? phrates:

3 And Abram said, Behold, to 19 The Ķenites, and the Kenizme thou hast given no seed: and lo, zites, and the Kadmonites, one born in my house is mine heir. 20 And the Hittites, and the Pe

4 And behold, the word of the rizzites, and the Rephaims, LORD came unto him, saying, This 21 And the Amorites, and the shall not be thine heir; but he that Canaanites, and the Girgashites, shall come forth out of thine own and the Jebusites. bowels shall be thine heir.

CHAP. XVI. 5 And he brought him forth Sarai giveth Hagar to Abram. , now to

him no had 14


ward heaven, and teliike ture, or NOW Sarai, Abram's wife, bare

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