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I God Hesseth Noah.

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God blesseth Noah.

GENESIS, IX.

The curse of Canaan. 17 Bring forth with thee every living, is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both and of every beast of the earth with you; of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creep- from all that go out of the ark, to every ing thing that creepeth upon the earth; beast of the earth. that they may breed abundantly in the 11 And I will establish my covenant earth, and be fruitful, and multiply up with you; neither shall all flesh be cut on the earth.

off any more by the waters of a flood; 18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, neither shall there any more be a flood and his wife, and his sons' wives with him: to destroy the earth.

19 Every beast, every creeping thing, 12 And God said, This is the token of and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth the covenant which I make between me upon the earth, after their kinds, went and you and every living creature that forth out of the ark.

is with you, for perpetual generations: 20 And Noah builded an altar un- 13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and to the LORD; and took of every clean it shall be for a token of a covenant bebeast, and of every clean fowl, and of tween me and the earth. fered burnt offerings on the altar.

14 And it shall come to pass, when I 21 And the LORD smelled a sweet sa- bring a cloud over the earth, that the vour;

and the LORD said in his heart, I bow shall be seen in the cloud: will not again curse the ground any more 15 And I will remember my covenant, for man's sake; for the imagination of which is between me and you and every man's heart is evil from his youth ; nei- living creature of all flesh; and the wather will I again smite any more every ters shall no more become a flood to thing living, as I have done.

destroy all flesh. 22 While the earth remaineth, seed- 16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; time and harvest, and cold and heat, and I will look upon it, that I may and summer and winter, and day and remember the everlasting covenant benight shall not cease.

tween God and every living creature of CHAP. IX.

all flesh that is upon the earth.

17 And God said unto Noah, This is bidden. 8 God's corenant, 13 signified by the rainbox. 18 Noah replenisheth the world, 20 planteth

the token of the covenant, which I have & fineyard, 21 is drunken, and mocked of his son, established between me and all flesh 9 curseth Canaan, 26 blesseth Shem, 27 prayeth for that is upon the earth. Japheth, 29 and dieth.

ND God blessed Noah and his sons, 18 1 the sons of Noah, that went and multiply, and replenish the earth. and Japheth: and Ham is the father of

2 And the fear of you and the dread Canaan. of you shall be upon every beast of the 19 These are the three sons of Noah: earth, and upon every fowl of the air, and of them was the whole earth overupon all that moveth upon the earth, spread. and upon all the fishes of the

sea; into 20 And Noah began to be an husbandyour hand are they delivered.

man, and he planted a vineyard : 3 Every moving thing that liveth shall 21 And he drank of the wine, and was be meat for you, even as the green herb drunken; and he was uncovered within have I given you all things.

his tent. 4 But flesh with the life thereof, which 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. saw the nakedness of his father, and told

5 And surely your blood of your lives his two brethren without. will I require; at the hand of every beast 23 And Shem and Japheth took a will I require it, and at the hand of garment, and laid it upon both their man; at the hand of every man's bro- shoulders, and went backward, and cother will I require the life of man. vered the nakedness of their father; and

6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by their faces were backward, and they saw man shall his blood be shed: for in the not their father's nakedness. image of God made he man.

24 And Noah awoke from his wine, 7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multi- and knew what his younger son had ply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, done unto him. and multiply therein.

25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a 8! And God spake unto Noah, and to servant of servants shall he be unto his his sons with him, saying,

brethren. 9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant 26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD with you, and with your seed after you ; God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his 10 And with every living creature that servant.

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The generations of Noah. GENESIS, X, XI. The confusion of tongues. 27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he 20 These are the sons of Ham, after shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and their families, after their tongues, in their Canaan shall be his servant.

countries, and in their nations. 28 | And Noah lived after the flood 21 [ Unto Shem also, the father of all three hundred and fifty years.

the children of Eber, the brother of Ja29 And all the days of Noah were nine pheth the elder, even to him were chilhundred and fifty years: and he died. dren born. CHAP. X.

22 The children of Shem; Elam, and 1 The generations of Noah, 2 The song of Japheth. Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and 6 The sons of Ham. 8 Nimrod the first monarch.

Aram.
W these are the generations of 23 And the children of Aram ; Uz,

the Japheth: and unto them were sons born 24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and after the flood.

Salah begat Eber. 2 The sons of Japheth ; Gomer, and 25 And unto Eber were born two sons: Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tu- the name of one was Peleg ; for in his bal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

days was the earth divided; and his bro3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, ther's name was Joktan. and Riphath, and Togarmah.

26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and 4 And the sons of Javan ; Elishah, Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,

5 By these were the isles of the Gen- 28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, tiles divided in their lands; every one 29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Joafter his tongue, after their families, in bab: all these were the sons of Joktan. their nations.

30 And their dwelling was from Me6 1 And the sons of Ham ; Cush, and sha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

of the east. 7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and 31 These are the sons of Shem, after Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and their families, after their tongues, in their Sabtechah : and the sons of Raamah; lands, after their nations. Sheba, and Dedan.

32 These are the families of the sons 8 And Cush begat Nimrod : he began of Noah, after their generations, in their to be a mighty one in the earth.

nations: and by these were the nations 9 He was a mighty hunter before the divided in the earth after the flood. LORD; wherefore it is said, Even as Nim

CHAP. XI. rod the mighty hunter before the Lord. 1 One language in the world. 3 The

building of Babel. 10 And the beginning of his kingdom 5 The confusion of tongues. 10 The generations of

Shem. 27 The generations of Terah the futher of was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Abram. 31 Terah goeth from Ur to Haran. Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

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guage, and of one speech. shur, and builded Nineveh, and the city 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed Rehoboth, and Calah,

from the east, that they found a plain in 12 And Resen between Nineveh and the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. Calah: the same is a great city.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, 13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and A- let us make brick, and burn them throughnamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, ly. And they had brick for stone, and

14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out slime had they for morter. of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us

15 9 And Canaan begat Sidon his first- a city and a tower, whose top may reach born, and Heth,

unto heaven; and let us make us a name, 16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face and the Girgasite,

of the whole earth. 17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, 5 And the LORD came down to see the and the Sinite,

city and the tower, which the children 18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, of men builded. and the Hamathite: and afterward were 6 And the Lord said, Behold, the the families of the Canaanites spread people is one, and they have all one abroad.

language; and this they begin to do: 19 And the border of the Canaanites and now nothing will be restrained from was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, them, which they have imagined to do. unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, 7. Go to, let us go down, and there and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, confound their language, that they may even unto Lasha.

not understand one another's speech.

11 Out of that land went forth As- Amathe whole earth was of one langat Salah four hundred and three years, N Bram Get thee out of thy coun

The generations of Shem. GENESIS, XII.

God calleth Abram. 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad 30 But Sarai was barren; she had no from thence upon the face of all the earth: child. and they left off to build the city.

31 And Terah took Abram his son, 9 Therefore is the name of it called Ba- and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, bel; because the Lord did there con- and Sarai his daughter in law, his son found the language of all the earth: and Abram's wife; and they went forth with from thence did the Lord scatter them them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go abroad upon the face of all the earth. into the land of Canaan; and they came 10 These are the generations of unto Haran, and dwelt there. Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, 32 And the days of Terah were two and begat Arphaxad two years after the hundred and five years: and Terah died flood:

in Haran. 11 And Shem lived after he begat Ar

CHAP. XII. phakad five hundred years, and begat 1 God calleth Abram, and blesseth him with a promise sons and daughters.

of Christ.

4 He departeth with Lot from Haran.

6 He journeyeth through Canaan, 7 uhich is pro12 And Arphaxad lived five and thir." mised him in a vision. 10 He is driren by a fa.

mine into Egypt. 11 Fear maketh him feign his ty years, and begat Salah :

wife to be his sister. 14 Pharaoh, having taken her he from him, by piagues is compelled to restore her.

OW the Lord had said unto Aand begat sons and daughters.

14 And Salah lived thirty years, and try, and from thy kindred, and from thy begat Eber:

father's house, unto a land that I will 15 And Salah lived after he begat E- shew thee: ber four hundred and three years, and

2 And I will make of thee a great nabegat sons and daughters.

tion, and I will bless thee, and make thy 16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, name great ; and thou shalt be a blessing: and begat Peleg:

3 And I will bless them that bless thee, 17 And Eber lived after he begat Pe- and curse him that curseth thee: and in leg four hundred and thirty years, and thee shall all families of the earth be begat sons and daughters.

blessed. is And Peleg lived thirty years, and 4 So Abram departed, as the Lord had begat Reu:

spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: 19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu and Abram was seventy and five years old two hundred and nine years, and begat when he departed out of Haran. sons and daughters.

5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and 20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, Lot his brother's son, and all their suband begat Serug:

stance that they had gathered, and the 21 And Reu lived after he begat Se- souls that they had gotten in Haran ; rug two hundred and seven years, and and they went forth to go into the land begat sons and daughters.

of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan 22 And Serug lived thirty years, and they came. begat Nahor:

6°4 And Abram passed through the 23 And Serug lived after he begat Na- land unto the place of Sichern, unto the hor two hundred years, and begat sons plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was and daughters.

then in the land. 24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty 7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, years, and begat Terah:

and said, Unto thy seed will I give this 25 And Nahor lived after he begat Te- land: and there builded he an altar unto rah an hundred and nineteen years, and the LORD, who appeared unto him. begat sons and daughters.

8 And he removed from thence unto a 26 And Terah lived seventy years, and mountain on the east of Beth-el, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the 27 Now these are the generations of west, and Hai on the east : and there Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and he builded an altar unto the Lord, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

called upon the name of the LORD. 28 And Haran died before his father 9 And Abram journeyed, going on still Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur toward the south. of the Chaldees.

10 I And there was a famine in the 29 And Abram and Nahor took them land: and Abram went down into Ewives: the name of Abram's wife was gypt to sojourn there; for the famine Sarai ; and the name of Nahor's wife, was grievous in the land. Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the fa- 11 And it came to pass, when he was ther of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. come near to enter into Egypt, that he said Abram sojourns in Egypt. GENESIS, XIII, XIV. Abram and Lot disagree. unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know and thee, and between my herdmen and that thou art a fair woman to look upon: thy herdmen; for we be brethren.

12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when 9 Is not the whole land before thee? the Egyptians shall see thee, that they separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if shall say, This is his wife: and they will thou wilt take the left hand, then I will kill me, but they will save thee alive. go to the right; or if thou depart to the

13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: right hand, then I will go to the left. that it may be well with me for thy sake; 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beand my soul shall live because of thee. held all the plain of Jordan, that it was

14 1 And it came to pass, that, when A- well watered every where, before the bram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, beheld the woman that she was very fair. even as the garden of the Lord, like the

15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw | land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. her, and coinmended her before Pha- 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain raoh : and the woman was taken into of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and Pharaoh's house.

they separated themselves the one from 16 And he entreated Abram well for the other. her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, 12 Abram dwelled in the land of Caand he asses, and menservants, and maid naan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the servants, and she asses, and camels. plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

17 And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and 13 But the men of Sodom were wicked his house with great plagues because of and sinners before the Lord exceedingly. Sarai Abram's wife.

14 | And the Lord said unto Abram, 18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and after that Lot was separated from him, said, What is this that thou hast done 'Lift up now thine eyes, and look from unto me? why didst thou not tell me the place where thou art northward, and that she was thy wife?

southward, and eastward, and westward : 19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister ? 15 For all the land which thou seest, so I might have taken her to me to wife: to thee will I give it, and to thy seed now therefore behold thy wife, take her, for ever. and go thy way.

16 And I will make thy seed as the 20 And Pharaoh commanded his men dust of the earth: so that if a man can concerning him: and they sent him a- number the dust of the earth, then shall way, and his wife, and all that he had.

thy seed also be numbered. CHAP. XIII.

17 Arise, walk through the land in the 1 Abram and Lot return out of Egypt. 7 By disagree length of it and in the breadth of it; for mment they part asunder; 10 lat greth to wicked so I will give it unto thee.

He removeth to Hebron, and there buildeth an altar. 18 Then Abram removed his tent, and ANP. Abram went up out of Egypt: came and dwelt in the plain

of Mamre

, had, and Lot with him, into the south. altar unto the LORD. 2 And Abram was very rich in cattle,

CHAP. XIV. in silver, and in gold.

1 The battle of four kings against five. 3 And he went on his journeys from

taken prisoner. 14 Abram rescueth him. the south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the begin

had their portions,' he restoreth to the king of ning, between Beth-el and Hai;

ND it came pass in the days of had made there at the first and there king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Abram called on the name of the Lord. Elam, and Tidal king of nations ;

5 And Lot also, which went with A- 2 That these made war with Bera king bram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Go

6 And the land was not able to bear morrah, Shinab king of Admah, and them, that they might dwell together: for Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king their substance was great, so that they of Bela, which is Zoar. could not dwell together.

3 All these were joined together in the 7 And there was a strife between the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herd- 4 Twelve years they served Chedormen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite | laomer, and in the thirteenth year they and the Perizzite dwelled then in the rebelled. land.

5 And in the fourteenth year came Che8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there dorlaomer, and the kings that were with be no strife, I pray thee, between me him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashte

rom.

12 Lot is

18 Melchizedek blesseth Abram. 20 Abram giveth him tithe. 22 The rest of the spoil, his partners having

Sodom.

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Melchizedek blesseth Abram. GENESIS, XV. Abram justified by faith. roth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, \ Abram, Give me the persons, and take and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, the goods to thyself.

6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, 22 And Abram said to the king of Sounto El-paran, which is by the wilderness. dom, I have lift up mine hand unto the

7 And they returned, and came to En- Lord, the most high God, the possessor mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all of heaven and earth, the country of the Amalekites, and also 23 That I will not take from a thread the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon- even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not tamar.

take any thing that is thine, lest thou $ And there went out the king of So- shouldest say, I have made Abram rich : dom, and the king of Gomorrah, and 24 Save only that which the young men the king of Admah, and the king of Ze- have eaten, and the portion of the men boiim, and the king of Bela (the same which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and is Zoar;) and they joined battle with Mamre ; let them take their portion. them in the vale of Siddim;

CHAP. XV. 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of E

1 God encourageth Abram. 2 Abram complaineth for lam, and with Tidal king of nations, and want of an heir.. 4 God promiseth him a son, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch a multiplying of his seed. 6 Abram is justified by

faith. 7 Canaan is promised again, and confirmed king of Ellasar; four kings with five. by a sign, 12 and a vision. lice and the wale of Siddir was full

of AFTER these things the awardh of the Gomorrah filed, and fell there; and they sion, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy that remained fled to the mountain. shield, and thy exceeding great reward. 11 And they took all the goods of So- 2 And Abram said, Lord God, what dom and Gomorrah, and all their vic- wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, tuals, and went their way.

and the steward of my house is this 12 And they took Lot, Abram's bro- Eliezer of Damascus? ther's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou goods, and departed.

hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in 13 And there came one that had es- my house is mine heir. caped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for 4 And, behold, the word of the LORD he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the A- came unto him, saying, This shall not morite, brother of Eshcol, and brother be thine heir; but he that shall come of Aner: and these were confederate with forth out of thine own bowels shall be Abram.

thine heir. 14 And when Abram heard that his 5 And he brought him forth abroad, brother was taken captive, he armed his and said, Look now toward heaven, and trained servants, born in his own house, tell the stars, if thou be able to number three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them : and he said unto him, So shall them unto Dan.

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

16 And he brought back all the goods, the Chaldees, to give thee this land to and also brought again his brother Lot, inherit it. and his goods, and the women also, and

8 And he said, Lord God, whereby the people.

shall I know that I shall inherit it? 17" ? And the king of Sodom went out 9 And he said unto him, Take me an to meet him after his return from the heifer of three years old, and a she goat slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the of three years old, and a ram of three kings that were with him, at the valley years old, and a turtledove, and a young of Shaveh, which is the king's dale. pigeon.

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

19 And he blessed him, and said, Bless- birds divided he not. ed be Abram of the most high God, 11 And when the fowls came down possessor of heaven and earth:

upon the carcases, Abram drove them 20 And blessed be the most high God, away. which hath delivered thine enemies into 12 And when the sun was going down, thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an 21 And the king of Sodom said unto horror of great darkness fell upon him.

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