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Hagar fleeth from Sarai. CHAP. XVI. Circumcision institutek 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

CHẤP. XVII. be that I may obtain children by The Covenant renewed. heice and Abram hearkened to the A year bea Abrameweke ninety

3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took appeared to Abram, 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 perJand 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 was despised in her 4 As for me, behold, my coveeyes.

nant is with thce, 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 7 1 And the angel of the LORD seed after thec, 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 sood 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 land 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 seedl 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.

me 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 generaand he shall dwell in the presence 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 T And Hagar baro Abram al 14 And the uncircumcised mair

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


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

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.



Lot leaves Sodom. GENESIS,

His incest 11 And they smote the men that Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimtoere at the door of the house with stone and fire from the LORD out blindness, both small and great: so of heaven; that they wearied themselves to 25 And he overthrew those cities, find the door.

and all the plain, and all the inha12 | And the men said unto Lot, bitants of the cities, and that which Hast thou here any besides ? son- grew upon the ground, in-law, and thy sons, and thy 26 | But his wife looked back daughters, and whatsoever thou from behind him, and she became a hast in the city, bring them out of pillar of salt. this place :

27 T And Abraham gat up early 13 For we will destroy this place, in the morning to the place where because the cry of them is waxen he stood before the LORD: great before the face of the LORD; 28 And he looked toward Sodom and the LORD hath sent us to de- and Gomorrah, and toward all the stroy it.

land of the plain, and beheld, and 14 And Lot went out, and lo, the smoke of the country went spake unto his sons-in-law, which up as the smoke of a furnace. married his daughters, and said, 29 | And it came to pass, when Up, get you out of this place ; for God destroyed the cities of the the LORD will destroy this city! but plain, that God remembered Abrahe seemed as one that mocked unto ham, and sent Lot out of the midst his sons-in-law.

of the overthrow, when he over15 1 And when the morning threw the cities in the which Lot arose, then the angels hastened dwelt. Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, 30 I And Lot went up out of and thy two daughters which are Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, here, lest thou be consumed in the and his two daughters with him iniquity of the city.

for he feared to dwell in Zoar : and 16 And while he lingered, the he dwelt in a cave, he, and his two men laid hold upon his hand, and daughters. upon the hand of his wife, and upon 31 1 And the first-born said unto the hand of his two daughters; the the younger, Our father is old, and LORD being merciful unto him; there is not a man in the earth to and they brought him forth, and set come in unto us after the manner him without the city.

of all the earth: 17 And it came to pass, when 32 Come, let us make our father they had brought them forth drink wine, and we will lie with abroad, that he said, Escape for him, that we may preserve seed of thy life: look not behind thee, nei- our father. ther stay thou in all the plain: es 33 And they made their father cape to the mountain,

lest thou be drink wine that night: and the firstconsumed.

born went in, and lay with her fa18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, ther; and he perceived not when not so, my Lord!

she lay down, nor when she arose. 19 Behold now, thy servant hath 34 And it came to pass on the found grace in thy sight, and thou morrow, that the first-born said hast magnified thy mercy, which unto the younger, Behold, I lay thou hast shewed unto me in saving yesternight with my father: let us my life: and I cannot escape to the make him drink wine this night mountain, lest some evil take me, also; and go thou in, and lie with and I die :

him, that we may preserve seed of 20 Behold now, this city is near our father. to flee unto, and it is a little one: 35. And they made their father Oh, let me escape thither! (is it drink wine that night also: and tho not a little one ?) and my soul shall younger arose, and lay with him ; live.

and he perceived not when she lay 21 And he said unto him, See, I down, nor when she arose. have accepted thee concerning this 36 Thus were both the daughthing also, that I will not over-ters of Lot with child by their throw this city, for the which thou father. hast spoken.

37 And the first-born bare a son, 22 Haste thee, escape thither; and called his name Moab: the for I cannot do any thing till thoú same is the father of the Moabites become thither: therefore the name unto this day. of the city was called Zoar.

38 And the younger, she also bare 23 | The sun was risen upon the a son, and called his namo Benearth when Lot entered into Zoar. ammi: the same is the father of the 24 Then the LORD raised upon children of Ammon unto this day.


Abimelech restores


Sarak to Abraham CHAP. XX.

14 And Abimelech took sheep, Abraham denieth his Wife. and oxen, and men-servants, and

thence toward the south coun-unto Abraham, and restored him try, and dwelled between Kadesh Sarah his wife. and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. 15 And Abimelech said, Behold,

2 And Abraham said of Sarah my land is before thee: dwell his wife, She is my sister: And where it pleaseth thee. Abimelech king of Gerar sent and 16 And unto Sarah he said, Betook Sarah.

hold, I have given thy brother a 3 But God came to Abimelech thousand pieces of silver: behold, in a dream by night, and said to he is to thee a covering of the eyes him, Behold, thou art but a dead unto all that are with thee, and man, for the woman which thou with all other : thus she was rehast taken: for she is a man's proved. wife.

17 T So Abraham prayed unto 4 But Abimelech had not come God: and God healed Abimelech, near her: and he said, LORD, wilt and his wife, and his maid-serthou slay also a righteous nation? vants; and they bare children,

5 Said he not unto me, She is my 18 For the LORD had fast closed sister and she, even she herself up all the wombs of the house of said, He is my brother; in the in- Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abrategrity

of my heart and innocency ham's wife. of my hands have I done this.

CHAP. XXI. 6 And God said unto him in a The Birth of Isaac, This in the integrity of thyoncade AND the LORD visited Sarah as

he had said, and the LORD did for I also withheld thee from sinunto Sarah as he had spoken. ping against me: therefore suffered 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare I thee not to touch her.

Abraham a son in his old age, at 7 Now therefore restore the man the set time of which God had his wife; for he is a prophet, and spoken to him, he shall pray for thee, and thou 3 And Abraham called the name shalt live: and if thou restore her of his son that was born unto him, not, know thou that thou shalt whom Şarah bare to him, Isaac. surely die, thou and all that are 4 And Abraham circumcised his thine.

son Isaac, being eight days old, as 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early God had commanded him. in the morning, and called all his 5 And Abraham was a hundred servants, and told all these things years old, when his son Isaac was in their ears: and the men were born unto him. sore afraid.

6 T And Şarah said, God hath 9 Then Abimelech called Abra- made me to laugh, so that all that ham, and said unto him, What

hast hear will laugh with me. thou done unto us? and what have 7 And she said, Who would have I offended thee, that thou hast said unto Abraham, that Sarah brought on me and on my kingdom should have given children suck? a great sin? thou hast done deeds for I have borne him a son in his unto me that ought not to be old age. done.

8 And the child grew, and was 10 And Abimelech said unto weaned: and Abraham made a Abraham, What sawest thou, that great feast the same day that Isaac thou hast done this thing?

was weaned. 11 And Abraham said, Because 91 And Sarah saw the son of I thought, Surely the fear of God is Hagar the Egyptian, which she not in this place; and they will had borne unto Abraham, mockslay me for my wife's sake. 12 And yet indeed she is my sis

"LÖWherefore she said unto Abrater; she is the daughter of my ham, Cast out this bond-woman, father, but not the daughter of and her son: for the son of this my mother: and she became my bond-woman shall not be heir with wife.

my son, even with Isaac. 13 And it came to pass, when 11 And the thing was very God caused me to wander from my grievous in Abraham's sight, befather's house, that I said unto her, cause of his son. This is thy kindness which thou 121 And God said untó Abraham, Bhaltshew unto me; at every place Let it not be grievous in thy sight, whither we shall come, say of me, because of the lad, and because of He is my brother.

thy bond-woman; in all that Sarah



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