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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



Hag'ar cast forth.

The trial of hath said unto thee, hearken unto and oxen, and gave them unto her voice: for in Isaac shall thy Abimelech: and both of them seed be called.

made a covenant. 13 And also of the son of the 28 And Abraham set seven bond-woman will I make a nation, ewe-larnbs of the flock by thembecause he is thy seed.

selves. 14 And Abraham rose up early 29 And Abimelech said unto in the morning, and took bread, Abraham, What mean these seven and a bottle of water, and gave it ewe-lambs, which thou hast set by unto Hagar (putting it on her themselves ? shoulder) and the child, and sent 30 And he said, For these seven her away: and she departed, and ewe-lambs shalt thou take of my wandered in the wilderness of Beer- hand, that they may be a witness sheba.

unto me that I have digged this 15 And the water was spent in well. the bottle, and she cast the child 31 Wherefore he called that under one of the shrubs.

place Beer-sheba; because there 16 And she went, and sat her they sware both of them. down over against him, a good way

32 Thus they made a covenant off, as it were a bow-shot: for she at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech said,

Let me not see the death of rose up, and Phichol the chief the child. And she sat over against captain of his host, and they rehim, and lifted up her voice, and turned into the land of the Philiswept.

tines. 17 And God heard the voice of 33 | And Abraham planted a the lad: and the angel of God grove in Beer-sheba, and called called to Hagar out of heaven, and there on the name of the LORD, said unto her, What aileth thee, the everlasting God. Hagar ? Fear not; for God hath 34 And Abraham sojourned in heard the voice of the lad where the Philistines' land many days. he is.

CHAP. XXII. 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold Trial of Abraham's Faith. a great nation.

things, that God tempt 19 And God opened her eyes, Abraham, and said unto him, and she saw a well of water: and Abraham: And he said, Behold, she went, and filled the bottle with here I am. water, and gave the lad drink. 2 And he said, Take now thy

20 And God was with the lad; son, thine only, son Isaac, whom and he grew, and dwelt in the wil I thou lovest, and get thee into the derness, and became an archer. land of Moriah; and offer him

21 And he dwelt in the wilder- there for a burnt-offering upon one ness of Paran: and his mother took of the mountains which I will teli him a wife out of the land of thee of. Egypt.

3 T And Abraham rose up early 22 i And it came to pass at that in the morning, and saddled his ass, time, that Abimelech and Phichol and took two of his young men the chief captain of his host spake with him, and Isaac his son, and unto Abraham, saying, God is with clave the wood for the burnt-offerthee in all that thou doest:

ing, and rose up, and went unto 23 Now therefore swear unto me the place of which God had told here by God, that thou wilt not him. deal falsely with me, nor with my 4 Then on the third day Abrason, nor with my son's son: but ham lifted up his eyes, and saw the according to the kindness that I place afar off. have done unto thee, thou shalt do 5 And Abraham said unto his unto me, and to the land wherein young men, Abide ye here with tho thou hast sojourned.

ass, and I and the lad will go yon24 And Abraham said, I will der and worship, and come again swear.

to you. 25 And Abraham reproved Abi 6 And Abraham took the wood melech because of a well of water, of the burnt-offering, and laid it which Abimelech's servants had upon Isaac his son; and he took violently taken away.

the fire in his hand and a knife: and 26 And Abimelech said, I wot they went both of them together. not who hath done this thing: nei 7 And Isaac spake unto Abrather didst thou tell me, neither yet ham his father, and said, My faheard I of it, but to-day.

ther: and he said, Here am I, my 27 And Abraham took sheepl son. And he said, Behold the

Abraham's faith. CHAP. XXIII.

Saran's death fire and the wood: but where is 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: the lamb for a burnt-offering? these eight Milcah did bear to Na

8 And Abraham said, My son, hor, Abraham's brother. God will provide himself a lamb 24 And his concubine, whose for a burnt-offering: so they went name was Reumah, she bare also both of them together.

Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, 9 And they came to the place and Maachah. which God had told him of; and

CHAP. XXIII. Abraham built an altar there, and fald the wood in order; and bound A even rand twenty years old

Death and Burial of Saran.

ND Sarah was a hundred and Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

these were the years of the life of 10 And Abraham stretched forth Sarah. his hand, and took the knife to slay 2 And Sarah died in Kirjathhis son.

arba; the same is Hebron in the 11 And the angel of the LORD land of Canaan: And Abraham called unto him out of heaven, and came to mourn for Sarah, and to said, Abraham, Abraham. And weep for her. he said, Here am I.

3 IT Abraham stood up from 12 And he said, Lay not thine before his dead, and spake unto hand upon the lad, neither do the sons of Heth, saying, thou any thing unto him: for now 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner I know that thou fearest God, see- with you: give me a possession of ing thou hast not withheld thy son, a burying-place with you, that I thine only son, from me.

may bury my dead out of my 13 And Abraham lifted up his sight. eyes, and looked, and behold, be 5 And the children of Heth anhind him a ram caught in a thicket swered Abraham, saying unto by his horns: And Abraham went him, and took the ram, and offered him 6 Hear us, my lord; thou art a up for a burnt-offering in the stead mighty prince among us: in the of his son.

choice of our sepulchres bury thy 14 And Abraham called the dead: none of us shall withhold name of that place Jehovah-jireh: from thee his sepulchre, but that as it is said to this day, In the thou mayest bury thy dead. mount of the LORD it shall be 7 And Abraham stood up and seen.

bowed himself to the people of 15 | And the angel of the LORD the land, even to the children of called unto Abraham out of hea- Heth. ven the second time,

8 And he communed with them, 16 And said, By myself have I saying, If it be your mind that I sworn, saith the LORD, for because should bury my dead out of my thou hast done this thing, and hast sight, hear me, and entreat for me not withheld thy son, thine only to Ephron the son of Zohar, son :

9 That he may give me the cave 17 That in blessing I will bless of Machpelah, which he hath, thee, and in multiplying I will mul- which is in the end of his field;

for tiply thy seed as the stars of the as much money as it is worth he heaven, and as the sand which is shall give it me, for a possession of upon the

sea-shore; and thy seed a burying place among you. shall possess the gate of his eno 10 And Ephron dwelt

among the mies;

children of Heth. And Ephron the 18 And in thy seed shall all the Hittite answered Abraham in the nations of the earth be blessed; audience

of the children of Heth, because thou hast obeyed my voice. even of all that went in at the gate

19 So Abraham returned unto of his city, saying, his young men, and they rose up, 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: and went together to Beer-sheba; the field give thee, and the cave and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba. that is therein, I give it thee;

20 11 And it came to pass after in the presence of the sons of my these things, thot it was told Abra- people give I it thee: bury thy ham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she dead. hath also borne children unto thy 12 And Abraham bowed down brother Nahor ;

himself before the people of the 21 Hụz his first-born, and Buz land. his brother, and Kemuel the father 13 And he spake unto Ephron in of Aram,

the audience of the people nf the 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and land, saying, But if thou wilt gina Pildash, and Jillaph, and Bethuel.lit, I pray thee, hear me: I will

Sarah's burial.


Abraham's s give thee money for the field: take house, and from the land it of me, and I will bury my dead kindred, and which spake ui there.

and that sware unto me, 14 And Ephron answered Abra- Unto thy seed will I give thi ham, saying unto him,

he shall send his angel befor 15 My lord, hearken unto me: and thou shalt take a wife u the land is worth four hundred son from thence. shekels of silver ; what is that be- 8 And if the woman will twixt me and thee? bury therefore willing to follow thee, the thy dead.

shalt be clear from this mine 16 And Abraham hearkened unto only bring not my son Ephron, and Abraham weighed to again. Ephron the silver which he had 9 And the servant put his named in the audience of the sons under the thigh of Abraha of Heth, four hundred shekels of master, and sware to him co silver, current money with the mering that matter. chant.

10 I And the servant too 17 | And the field of Ephron, camels, of the camels of his m which was in Machpelah, which and departed; (for all the go was before Mamre, the field and his master were in his hand; the cave which was therein, and he arose, and went to Meso all the trees that were in the field, mia, unto the city of Nahor. that were in all the borders round 11 And he made his came about, were made sure

kneel down without the city 18 Únto Abraham for a posses-well of water, at the time o sion in the presence of the children evening, even the time that wo of Heth, before all that went in at go out to draw water: the gate of his city.

12 T And he said, O LORD 19. And after this, Abraham bu- of my master Abraham, ,11 ried Sarah his wife in the cave of thee, send me good speed this the field of Machpelah, before and shew kindness unto my ma Mamre: the same is Hebron in the Abraham. land of Canaan.

13 Behold, I stand here by 20 And the field, and the cave well of water; and the daug! that is therein were made sure of the men of the city come ou unto Abraham for a possession of draw water: a burying-place, by the sons of

14 And let it come to pass, Heth.

the damsel to whom I shall CHAP. XXIV.

Let down thy pitcher, I pray u Wife sought for Isaac. that I may drinkį and she s

well stricken in age : and the camels drink also: let the sa LORD had blessed Abraham in all be she that thou hast appointed things.

thy servant Isaac; and there 2 And Abraham said unto his shall I know that thou hast shew eldest servant of his house, that kindness unto my master. ruled over all that he had, Put, I 15 1 And it came to pass, befo pray thee, thy hand under my he had done speaking, that beho thigh:

Rebekah came out, who was bo 3 And I will make thee swear to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wi by the LORD, the

God of heaven, of Nahor, Abraham's brother, wi and the

God of the earth, that thou her pitcher upon her shoulder. shalt not take a wife unto my son 16 And the damsel was very fa of the daughters of the Canaanites to look upon, a virgin; neither he among whom I dwell:

any man known her: and she wel 4 But thou shalt go unto my down to the well, and filled he country, and to my kindred, and pitcher, and came up. take a wife unto my son Isaac.' 17 And the servant ran to med

5 And the servant said unto him, her, and said, Let me, I pray the Peradventure the woman will not drink a little water of thy pitcher be willing to follow me unto this 18 And she said, Drink, my lord land: must I needs bring thy son and she hasted, and let down he again unto the land from whence pitcher upon her hand, and gave thou camest ?

him drink. 6 And Abraham said unto him, 19 And when she had done girBeware thou, that thou bring not ing him drink, she said, I will draw my son thither again.

water for thy camels also, unti 7 T The LORD God of heaven, they have done drinking. which took me from my father's 20 And she hasted, and emptici

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