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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

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

6 And he believed in the Lo
15 And he divided himself against and he counted it to him for 1
them, he and his servants by night, teousness.
and smote them, and pursued them 7 And he said unto him, I an
unto Hobah, which is on the left LORD

that brought thee out o hand of Damascus.

of the Chaldees, to give thee 16 And he brought back all the land to inherit it. goods, and also brought again his 8 And he said,

Lord God, wh brother Lot, and his goods, and by shall I know that I shall inl the women also, and the people. it?

17 1 And the king, of Sodom 9 And he said unto him, T went out to meet him (after his re- me a heifer of three years old, turn from the slaughter of Chedor- a she-goat of three years old, laomer, and of the kings that were a ram of three years old, and 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 18 And Melchizedek king of Sa- these, and divided them in lem brought forth bread and wine: midst, and laid each piece and he was the priest of the most against another: but the birds high God.

vided he not. 19 And he blessed him, and said, 11 And when the fowls car Blessed be Abram

of the most high down upon the carcasses, Abra God, possessor of heaven and earth: drove them away. 20 And blessed be the most high 12 And when

the sun was goin God, which hath delivered thine down, a deep sleep fell upo enemies into thy hand. And he Abram; and lo, a horror of gre gave him tithes of all.

darkness fell upon him.
21 And the king of Sodom said 13 And he said unto Abran
unto Abram, Give me the persons, Know of a surety that thy see
and take the goods to thyself. shall be a stranger in a land tha

22 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 fou
unto the LORD, the most high God, hundred years;
the possessor of heaven and earth, 14 And also that nation whon

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 witi
that I will not take any thing that great substance.
is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I 15 And thou shalt go to thy fa
have 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 me, 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 thý 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 unto the great river, the river Euhouse is this Eliezer of Damascus ? phrates:

3 And Abram said, Behold, to 19 The Kenites, 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. he 5 And he brought him forth Sarai giveth Hagar to Abram. and saiabroad and said to the start or N Barai: Aberam's wife, bare

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Hagar fleeth from Sarai. CHAP. XVI. Circumcision instituted. a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose son: and Abram called his son's name was Hagar.

name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, 16 And Abram was fourscore Behold, now, the LORD hath re- and six years old, when Hagar bare strained me from bearing : I pray Ishmael to Abram. thee go in unto my maid; it may

CHAP. XVII. that I

The Covenant renewed.

ND when voice of Sarai.

3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took appeared to Abram, and said unto Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after him, I am the Almighty God; Abram had dwelt ten years in the walk before me, and be thou perland of Canaan, and gave her to fect. her husband Abram to be his 2 And I will make my covenant wife.

between me and thee, and will

mul4 1 And he went in unto Hagar, tiply thee exceedingly. and she conceived: and when she 3 And Abram fell on his face: saw that she had conceived, her and God talked with him, saying, mistress despised in her 4 As for me, behold, my cove

nant is with thee, and thou shalt be 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, a father of many nations. My wrong be upon thee: I have 5 Neither shall thy name any given my maid into thy bosom; and more be called Abram; but thy when she saw that she had con- name shall be Abraham; for a ceived,

I was despised in her eyes: father of many nations have I made the LORD judge between me and thee. thee.

6 And I will make thee exceed6 But Abram said unto Sarai, ing fruitful, and I will make nations Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; of thee; and kings shall come out do to her as it pleaseth thee.. And of thee. when Sarai dealt hardly with her, 7 And I will establish my coveshe fled from her face.

nant between me and thee, and thy 71

And the angel of the LORD seed after thee, in their generations, found her by a fountain of water in for an everlasting covenant; to be the wilderness, by the fountain in a God unto thee, and to thy seed the way to Shur.

after thee. 8. And he said, Hagar, Sarai's 8 And I will give unto thee, and maid, whence camest thou ? and to thy, seed after thee, the land whither wilt thou go? And she wherein thou art a stranger, all the said, I flee from the face of my lana of Canaan, for an everlasting mistress Sarai.

possession; and I will be their 9 And the angel of the LORD God. said unto her, Return to thy mis- 91 And God said unto Abratress, and submit thyself under her ham, Thou shalt keep my covehands.

nant therefore, thou, and thy seed 10 And the angel of the LORD after thee, in their generations, said unto her, I will multiply thy 10 This is my covenant, which seed exceedingly, that it shall not ye shall keep, between me and you, be numbered for multitude. and thy, seed after thee;. Every

11 And the angel of the LORD man-child among you shall be cirsaid unto her, Behold, thou art cumcised. with child, and shalt bear a son, 11 And ye shall circumcise the and shalt call his name Ishmael; flesh of your foreskin; and it shall because the LORD hath heard thy be a token of the covenant betwixt affliction.

mo and you. 12 And he will be a wild man; 12 And he that is eight days old his hand will be against every man, shall be circumcised among you, and every man's hand against him; every man-child in your genera and he shall dwell in the presencé tions, he that is born in the house, of all his brethren.

or bought with money of any 13 And she called the name of stranger, which is not of thy the LORD that spake unto her, seed. Thou God seest me: for she said, 13 He that is born in thy house, Have I also here looked after him and he that is bought with thy that seeth me?

money, must needs be circum14 Wherefore the well was called cised: and my covenant shall be Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is be-in your flesh for an everlasting tween Kadesh and Bered.

covenant. 15 11 And Hagar bare Abram al 14 And the uncircumcised mar

Ishmael circumcised. GENESIS,

Isaac promised child, whose flesh of his foreskin is 2 And he lifted up his eyes and not circumcised, that soul shall be looked, and lo, three men stood by cut off from his people; he hath him: and when he saw them, he broken my covenant.

ran to meet them from the tent15 | And God said unto Abra- door, and bowed himself toward ham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou the ground, shalt not call her name Sarai, but 3 And said, My Lord, if now I Sarah shall her name be.

have found favour in thy sight, 16 And I will bless her, and give pass not away, I pray thee, froni thee a son also of her: yea, I will thy servant: bless her, and she shall be a mother 4 Let a little water, I pray you, of nations; kings of people shall be be fetched, and wash your feet, of her.

and rest yourselves under the 17 Then Abraham fell upon his treex face, and laughed, and said in his 5 And I will fetch a morsel of heart, Shall a child be born unto bread, and comfort ye your hearts; him that is a hundred years old ? after that ye shall pass on: for and shall Sarah, that is ninety years therefore are ye come to your seroid, bear?

vant. And they said, So do, as 18 And Abraham said unto God, thou hast said.

that Ishmael might live before 6 And Abraham hastened into thee!

the tent unto Şarah, and said, 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife Make ready quickly three meashall bear thee a son indeed; and sures of fine meal, knead it, and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and make cakes upon the hearth. I will establish my covenant with 7 And Abraham ran unto the him for an everlasting covenant, herd, and fetched a calf tender and and with his seed after him. good, and gave it unto a young

20 And as for Ishmael, I have man; and he hasted to dress it. heard thee:

Behold, I have blessed 8 And he took butter, and milk, him, and will make him fruitful, and the calf which he had dressed, and will multiply him exceedingly; and set it before them; and he twelve princes shall he beget, and stood by them under the tree, and I will make him a great nation. they did eat.

21 But my covenant will I esta 9° And they said unto him, blish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall Where is Sarah thy wife? And he bear unto thee at this set time in said, Behold, in the tent. the next year.

10' And he said, I will certainly 22 And he left off talking with return unto thee according to the him, and God went up from Abra- time of life; and lo, Sarah thy ham..

wife shall have a son. And Sarah 23 T And Abraham took Ishmael heard it in the tent-door, which his son, and all that were born in was behind him. his house, and all that were bought 11 Now Abraham and Sarah with his money, every male among were old and well stricken in age; the men of Abraham's house; and and it ceased to be with Sarah alcircumcised the flesh of their fore- ter the manner of women. skin, in the self-same day, as God 12 Therefore Sarah laughed had said unto him.

within herself, saying, After I am 24 And Abraham was ninety waxed old shall I have pleasure, years old and nine, when he was my lord being old also ? circumcised in the flesh of his 13 And the LORD said unto Abraforeskin.

ham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, 25 And Ishmael his son was thir- saying, Shall I of a surety bear a teen years old, when he was cir-child, which am old? cumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 14 Is any thing too hard for the 26 In the self-same day

was Abra- LORD? At the time appointed I ham circumcised, and Ishmael his will return unto thee, according to son;

the time of life, and Sarah shall 27 And all the men of his house, have a son. born in the house, and bought with 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I money of the stranger, were cir- laughed not;

for she was afraid. cumcised with him.

And he said, Nay; but thou didst CHAP. XVIII.

laugh. Abraham entertains three Angels. 16 And the men rose up from

ND the LORD appeared unto thence, and looked toward Sodom: Al him in the plains of Mamre: and Abraham went with them to and he sat in the tent-door in the bring them on the way. heat of the day;

17 1 And the LORD said, Shall I 16

Abraham intercedes

CHAP. XIX.

for Sodom. hide from Abraham that thing shall be twenty found there. And which I do;

he said, I will not destroy it for
18 Seeing that Abraham shall twenty's sake.
surely become a great and mighty 32 And he said, Oh, let not the
nation, and all the nations of the LORD be angry, and I will speak
earth shall be blessed in him ? yet but this once : Peradventure

19 For I know him, that he will ten shall be found there. And he
command his children and his said, I will not destroy it for ten's
household after him, and they shall sake.
keep the way of the LORD, to do 33 And the LORD went his way,
justice and judgment; that the LORD as soon as he had left communing
may bring upon Abraham that with Abraham : and Abraham re-
which he hath spoken of him. turned unto his place.
20 And the LORD said, Because

CHAP. XIX.
the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is Lot entertains two Angels.
great, and because their sin is very

A grievous,

Sodom at even; and Lotsat in 21 I will go down now, and see the gate of Sodom; and Lot, seeing whether they have done altogether them, rose up to meet them; and he according to the cry of it, which is bowed bimself with his face toward come unto me; and if not, I will the ground; know.

2 And he said, Behold now, my 22 And the men turned their faces lords, turn in, I pray you, into your from thence, and went toward $o- seryant's house, and tarry all night, dom: but Abraham stood yet be- and wash your feet, and ye shall fore the LORD.

rise up early, and go on your ways. 23 | And Abraham drew near, and they said, Nay; but we will and said, Wilt thou also de-abide in the street all night. stroy the righteous with the wick 3 And he pressed upon them ed 7

greatly; and they turned in unto 24 Peradventure there be fifty him, and entered into his house; righteous within the city : wilt thou and he made them a feast, and did also destroy and not spare the bake unleavened bread, and they place for the fifty righteous that did eat. are therein ?

4 1 But before they lay down, 25 That be far from thee to do the men of the city, even the men after this manner, to slay the righ- of Sodom, compassed the house teous with the wicked ; and that round, both old and young, all the the righteous should be as the people from every quarter: wicked, that be far from thee : 5 And they called unto Lot, and Shall not the Judge of all the earth said unto him, Where are the men do right?

which came in to thee this night? 26 And the LORD said, If I find bring them out unto us, that we in Sodom fifty righteous within the may

know them. city, then I will spare all the

place 6 And Lot went out at the door for their sakes.

unto them, and shut the door after 27 And Abraham answered and him, said, Behold now, I have taken T'And said, I pray you, brethren, upon me to speak unto the LORD, do not so wickedly. which am but dust and ashes : 8 Behold now, I have two

28 Peradventure there shall lack daughters which have not known five of the fifty righteous : wilt thou man; let me, I pray you, bring destroy all the city for lack of five ? them out unto you, and do ye to And he said, if I find there forty them as is good in your eyes : only and five, I will not destroy it. unto these men do nothing; for

29. And he spake unto him yet therefore came they under the again,

, and said, Peradventure shadow of my roof. there shall be forty found there. 9 And they said, Stand back. And he said, I will not do it for And they said again, This one fel forty's sake.

low came in to sojourn, and he will 30 And he said unto him, Oh, let needs be a judge: Now will we not the LORD be angry, and I will dcal worse with thee than with speak : Peradventure there shall them. And they pressed sore upon thirty be found there. And he the man, even Lot, and came near said, I will not do it, if I find thirty to break the door. there.

10 But the men put forth their 31 And he said, Behold now, I hand, and pulled Lot into the have taken upon me to speak unto house to them, and shut to the the LORD : Peradventure there I door.

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