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M And the Thing was very grievous in Abraham's Sight, because of his Son.

12 And God laid unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy Sight, because os the Lad, and because of thy Bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her Voice: for in Isaac shall thy Seed be Called.

I 3 And also of the Son of the Bond-woman will I make i Nation, because he is thy Seed.

14 And Abraham rose up early m the Morning, and took Bread, and a Bottle of Water, and gave it unto Hagar (putting it on her Shoulder) and the Child, and sent her away; and she departed, and wandred in the Wilderness of Beersheba.

i j And the Water was spent in the Bottle, and she cast the Child under one of the Shrubs.

16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a Bow-shot: for she said, Let me not see the Death of the Child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her Voice, and wept.

17 And Ood heard the Voice of the Lad: And the AnCel of God called to Hagar out of Heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not j for God hath heard the Voice of the Lad where he is.

18 Arise, lift up the Lad, and hold him in thine Hand: for I will make him a great Nation.

19 And God opened her Eyes, and she saw a Well of Water: and she went, and filled the Bottle with Water, and gave the Lad Drink.

20 And God was with the Lad, and he grew, and dwelt in the Wilderness, and became an Archer.

21 And he dwelt in the Wilderness of Paran: and his Mother took him a Wife out of the Land of Egypt.

i Abraham offering Isaac, 11 is stayed by an Angel: 15 He is blejfed again. 20 The Generation of Nahor to Rebekah.

VtT. I A ND * it Came to '«<*•*!• «7 By Faith Abraham

Things, that God did TEMPT 'mises, orFERED up his only begotten

Abraham, and said unto him, SoM».'

CHAP. XXII.

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and get thee into the Land of our FatherjusTiFtED by Works, when Moriah; and offer him there he had offered Isaac his Son upon r n a- the Altar?

tor a Burnt-ortering upon one „ Seest thou

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of the Mountains which I Will with his Worxs, and by Works was tell thee Of. Faith made Perfect?

, . , . 2} And the Scripture was fulfilled

3 And Abraham role up which faith, Abraham Believed God,

early in the Morning, and and it was. Imputed unto him for

saddled his Ass, and took R'«hteousko» t and he was called

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him, and Isaac his Son; and clave the Wood for the Burntoffering, and rose up, and went unto the Place of which God had told him.

4 Then on the Third Day Abraham lift up his Eyes, and saw the Place asar off.

5 And Abraham said unto his young Men, Abide you here with the Ass; and I and the Lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

6 And Abraham took the Wood of the Burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his Son; and he took the Fire in his Hand,- and a Knife: and they went both of them together.

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his Father, and said, My Father: and he said, Here am I, my Son. And he said, Behold, the Fire and the Wood: but where is the Lam3 for a Burnt-offering?

8 Abraham said, My Son, God will Provide himself a Lamb for a Burnt-offering: so they went both of them together.

9 And they came to the Place which God had told him of, and Abraham built an Altar there, and laid the Wood in Order; and Bound Isaac his Son, and laid him on the Altar upon the Wood.

10 And Abraham Stretched forth his Hand, and took the Knife to Slay his Son.

. 11 And the Angel of the Lord called unto him out of Heaven, and laid, Abraham, Abraham. And he said, Here am I. , , ..... . , ., ... ,

12 And he said, Lay not thine Hand upon the Lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not Withheld thy Son, time Only Son from me.

13 And Abraham lifted up his Eyes, and looked, and behold, behind him a Ram caught in a Thicket by his Horns: And Abraham went and took the Ram, and offered him up for a Bumt-offering, in the Stead of his Son.

14 And Abraham had called the Name of that Place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this Day, in the Mount of the Lord it shall be seen.

15 And the Angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of Heaven the second time,

I 6 * And said, By MY SELF * H,b- vi- »» We defise that every

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have I s woRN,iaith the Lord, gencc> £ th {M Assurance of HopE

because thou hast done this Thing, and hast not withheld thy Son, thine Only Son.

17 That in Blessing L will Bless Thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy Seed as the Stars of the Heaven, and as the Sand which is upon the Sea-shore; and thy Seed shall possess the Gate of his Enemies.

18 And in thy Seed shall ail the Nations of the Earth be Blessed: because thou hast Obeyed my Voice.

19 So Abraham returned unto his young Men, and they rose up, and went together to Beer-sheba, and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

unto the End:

14 That ye be not Slothful, but Followers of them, who thtough Faith and Patience inherit the ProMises.

i] For when God made Promise to Abraham, because he could Swear by Ho Greater, he Sware by HimSelf,

14 Saying, Surely Blessing I will Bless thee, and multiplying, I will multiply thee.

15 And (o after he had Patientlt endured, he obtained the Promise.

For Men verily Swear by the greater: and an Oath sot Confirmation is to them and End of all Strife.

17 Wherein God Willing more abundantly to (hew unto the Heirs of Promise the Immutability of his Counsel, confirmed it by an Oath.

ThatbyTwoiMMUTABLEThingt in which it was impollible for God to Lie, we might have a Strong ConsoLation, who have fled for Refuge to

lay hold upon the Hope set before us

19 Which Hope we have as an Anchor of the Soul both sure and stedfast, and which cntieth into that within the Vail,

20 Whiihet the Forerunner is for us entied, even Jesus made an High; Pjulst for evei after [he Oidci of Mclchisedek.

CHAP, CHAP. XXIII.

i Sarah's Age and Death. 3 The Purchase os Machpelah. 19 Where Sarah was buried.

CHAP. XXIV.

1 Abraham fweareth his Servant. 1 o The Servant's Journey: 12 His Prayer: 14 His Sign. 15 Rebekah meeteth him;

18 sulfilkth his Sign; 22 receivesh Jewels; 23 fheweth her Kindred; 25 and inviteth him home. 26 The Servant blesjeth God. 29 Laban entertaineth him. 34 The Servant Jheweth his Message: 50 Laban and Bethuel approve it. 58 Rebekah consent et h to go. 62 Isaac meeteth her.

CHAP. XXV.

% The Sons of Abraham by Keturah: 5 The Division of his Goods: 7 His Age and Death: 9 His Burial. 12 The Generations of IJhmael: 17 His Age and Death. 21 Isaac pray eth for Rebekah being barren: 22 The Children strive in her Womb. 24 The Birth of Esau and Jacob .-27 Their Difference. 29 Esau selleth his Birthright.

Ver. 7 A ND these are the Days of the Years of Abraham's l\ Life which he lived, an Hundred Threescore and Fifteen Years.

8 Then Abraham gave up the Ghost, and died in a good old Age, an old Man, and full of Years; and was gathered to his People.

19 And these are the Generations of Isaac Abraham's Son: Abraham begat Isaac.

20 And Isaac was forty Years old when he took Rebekah to Wife, the Daughter of Bethuel the Syrian, of Padanaram, the Sister to Laban the Syrian.

21 And Isaac intreated the Lord for his Wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was Intreated of him, and Rebekah his Wife conceived.

22 « And the Children «ix-»<> when Rebekah had Struggled together with- conceived by one, even by out Fain her: and {he said, If it be ,htt l5*AC'

so, Why am I thus? And she "Fo' the Children bring not » * r.u T y*t born, neither having done any

went to enquire of the Lord. ^ood o; EvJl that thegPuRP05EaD0^

13 And the LORD said Un- God according to Election might

to her, Two Nations are in st"d, not of Works, but of him that

thy Womb, and two Man- CA^'.M ftM onto her, The«»« ner of People shall be sepa- shall serve the Younser.

rated from thy Bowels: and , '» ALS « j» Jacob havel

, r» 1 /v ir u loved, but Eliu have I hated,

the one People shall be ,+what (hall we say then ?Is there

STRONGER than the Other Unrighteousness with God.' God for

People: and the Elder shall bld- .. . .

, r , 1 j For he faith to Moses, I will

fcrye the YOUNGER. have Mercy on whom 1 will have

24 And when her Davs to Mercy, and I will have Companion

be delivered were fulfilled, °\??TMlTMlh?"?tZ¥lfZ^ „ 16 so then it is not or him that

behold, there were 1 Wins in willeth, not of him that runneth, but

ter Womb. °^ ^OD tnat Sheweth Mercy.

25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy Garment: and they called his Name Esau.

26 And after that came his Brother out, and his Hand took hold on Esau's Heel; and his Name was called Jacob: azd Isaac was threescore Years old when she bare them.

27 And the Boys grew: and Esau was a cunning Hunter, a Man of the Field; and Jacob was a plain Man dwelling in Tents.

28 And' Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his Veaison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29'And Jacob sod Pottage: and Esau came from the Field, and he was fains.

30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that fame red Pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his Name called Edom.

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this Day thy Birth-right.

32 » And Esau said, Be- . H(t. tJ Looking diligently bid, I am at the Point to left any Man Fail of the Grace of

die: and what Profit shall GoD-, . , . _

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m Birth-right do to Mophank Person as Esau, who sot

rr.c r 'One Morsel of Meat fold his Birth

33 And Jacob said, Swear R,0BI

lo me this Day, and he sware unto him: and he sold his Birth-right unto Jacob. .

3+ Then Jacob gave Esau Bread and Pottage of Lentiles; md he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: 4us Esau despised his Birth-right.

CHAP.

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