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Abraham entertains angels,

GENESIS.

18 And Abraham fald unto God, that Ifhmael might live before thee!

19 And God faid, Sarah thy wife fhall bear thee a fon indeed; and thou thalt call his name Ifaac: and i will eftablish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his feed after him.

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have bleffed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly: twelve princes hall he beget, and i will make him a great nation.

21 But my covenant will I establish with Ifaac, which Sarah fhall bear unto thee at this fet time in the next year.

22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

23¶ And Abraham took Ishmael his fon, and all that were born in his houfe, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's houfe; and circumcifed the flesh of their forefkin in the felf fame day, as God had faid unto him.

24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcicifed in the flesh of his forefkin.

25 And Ifhmael his fon was thirteen years old, when he was circumcifed in the fleth of his foreskin.

26 In the felf fame day was Abraham sircumcifed, and Ifhmael his fon.

27 And all the men of his houfe, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcited with him.

CHAP. XVIII.

ND the LORD appeared unto him

and reproves Sarah. Sarah thy wife? And he faid, Behold, in the tent.

10 And he faid, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife fhall have a fon. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. II Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herfelf, faying, After I am waxed old fhall I have pleafure, my lord being old alfo?

13 And the LORD faid unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, faying, Shall I of a furety bear a child, which am old?

14 is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah fhall have a fon.

15 Then Sarah denied, faying, I laughed not; for fhe was afraid. And he faid, Nay; but thou didit laugh

16 And the men rofe up from thence, and looked toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

17 And the LORD faid, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which 1 do;

18 Seeing that Abraham fhall furely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be bleffed in him?

19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his house. hold after him, and they fhall keep the, way of the LORD, to do juftice

A and judgment; LORD may

bring upon Abraham that which he hath fpoken of him.

fat in the tent door in the heat of the day; 2 And he lifted up his eyes and look- 20 And the LORD faid, Because ed,and, lo,three men ftood by him: and the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is when he faw them, he ran to meet great, and because their fin is very them from the tent door, and bowed grievous; himfelf toward the ground,

3 And faid, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy light, pafs not away, 1 pray thee, from thy fervant: 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and reft yourselves under the tree:

5 And I will fetch a morfel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye fhall pafs on: for therefore are ye come to your fervant. And they faid, So do as thou haft faid.

6 And Abraham haftened into the tent unto Sarah, and faid, Make ready quickly three meatures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.

7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he

hafted to dress it.

8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dreffed, and fet it before them; and he flood by them under the tree, and they did eat. 9And they laid unto him, Where is

21 I will go down now, and fee whether they have done altogether ac cording to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom but Abraham ftood yet before the LORD.

23¶ And Abraham drew near, and faid, Wilt thou also destroy the righ teous with the wicked?

24 Peradventure there be fifty righ teous within the city: wilt thou alfo destroy and not fpare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to flay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righ teous fhould be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

26 And the LORD faid, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their fakes.

He intercedes for Sadom.

CHAP. XIX. Lot entertains two angels.

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27 And Abraham answered and faid,jjudge now will we deal worfe with Bebold now, I have taken upon me to thee, than with them. And they prefffpeak unto the LORD, which am but ed fore upon the man, even Lot, and duft and afhes: and came near to break the door."

28 Peradventure there fhall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou deftroy all the city for lack of five And he faid, If I find there forty and Sve, I will not destroy it.

10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and fhut to the door.

11 And they fmote the men that were at the door of the house with 20 And he fpake unto him yet blindness, both fmall and great fo again, and faid, Peradventure there that they wearied themselves to find shall be forty found there. And he the door.

hid, I will not do it for forty's fake. 12 And the men faid unto Lot, 30 And he faid unto him, Oh, let Haft thou here any befides? fon-innot the LORD be angry, and I will law, and thy fons, and thy daughters, Speak: Peradventure there fhall thirty and whatfoever thou haft in the city, be found there. And he faid, I will bring them out of this place: not do it, If I find thirty there.

13 Fer we will deffrey this place,

31 And he faid, Behold now, I have because the cry of them is waxen taken upon me to fpeak unto the great before the face of the LORD; LORD: Peradventure there fhall be and the LORD hath fent us to deftroy twenty found there. And he said, Iit.

will not deftroy it for twenty's fake. 14 And Lot went out, and fpake 32 And he faid, Oh, let not the LORD unto his fons-in-law, which married be angry, and I will fpeak yet but this his daughters, and faid, Up, met ve once: Peradventure ten fhall be found out of this place; for the LORD will there. And he faid, I will not deftroy, deftroy this city. But he feemed as it for ten's fake. one that mocked unto his fons-in-law, 33 And the LORD went his way, as 15 And when the morning arofe, fern as he had left communing with then the angels haftened Lot, faying, Abraham; and Abraham returned un-Arife, take thy wife, and thy two to his place. daughters, which are here; left thou be confumed in the iniquity of the

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CHAP. XIX.

ND there came two angels to city. Sodern at even; and Lot fat in 16 And while he lingered, the men the gate of Sodom: and Lot feeing laid hold upon his hand, and upon the them rofe up to meet them; and he hand of his wife, and upon the hand bowed himself with his face toward of his two daughters; the LORD being the ground; merciful unto him: and they brought 2 And he faid, Behold now, my him forth, and fet him without the lords, turn in, 1 pray you, into your city.

fervant's houfe, and tarry all night, 17 And it came to pafs, when they and wash your feet, and ye shall rife had brought them forth abroad, that up early, and go on your ways. And he faid, Efcape for thy life; look not they faid, Nay; but we will abide in behind thee, neither ftay thou in all the street all night. the plain; efcape to the mountain, left

3 And he preffed upon them great-thou be confumed. ly; and they turned in unto him, and 18 And I.ot faid unto them, Oh, not entered into his houfe; and he made fo, my lord: them a feaft, and did hake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

19 Behold now, thy fervant hath found grace in thy fight, and thou 4 But before they lay down, the haft magnified thy mercy, which thou men of the city, even the men of So- haft fhewed unto me in faving my dom, compaffed the house round, both life; and I cannot escape to the old and young, all the people from mountain, left fome evil take me, and every quarter: I die:

know them.

5 And they called unto Lot, and 20 Behold now, this city is near to faid unto him, Where are the men flee unto, and it is a little one: oh, which came in to thee this night? let me escape thither, is it not a little bring them out unto us, that we may lone?) and my foul thali live. 21 And he said unto him, See, I 6 And Lot went out at the door on- have accepted thee concerning this to them, and fhut the door after him, thing alfo, that I will not overthrow 7 And faid, I pray you, brethren, this city, for the which thou haft do not fo wickedly. (poken.

8 Behold now, I have two daughters 22 Hate thee, efcape thither; for which have not known man; let me, I cannot do any thing till thou be I pray you bring them out unto you, come thither. Therefore the name of and do ye to them as is good in your the city was called 7oar. eyes: only unto thefe men do no- 23 The fun was rifen upon the earth thing: for therefore came they under when Lot entered into Zoar. the fhadow of my root.

24 Then the LORD rained upon 9 And they faid, Stand back. And Sedom and upon Gomorrah brimftone they faid again, This one fellow came and fire from the Loan out of heaven; In to journ, and he will needs be al 25 And he overthrew thofe cities,

The deftruction of Sodom, &c. GENESIS. Abraham denicth his wife.

and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and the became a pillar of

falt.

27 ¶ And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he flood before the LORD:

28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the fmoke of the country went up as the imoke of a furnace.

29 And it came to pafs, when God deftroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and fent Lot out of the midft of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him? for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

31 ¶ And the first born faid unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preferve feed of our father.

33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firft born went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when the lay down, nor when the arofe.

her: and he faid, LORD, wilt thou flay alfo a righteous nation?

5 Said he not unto ue, She is my fifter? and the, even the herfell faid, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.

6 And God faid unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didit this in the integrity of thy heart; for alfo withheld thee from uning against me; therefore fulfered I the not to touch her.

7 Now therefore reflore the man bis wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou reitore her not, know thou that thou shalt furely die, thou, and all that are thine.

8 Therefore Abimelech rofe early in the morning, and called all his fervants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were fore afraid.

9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and faid unto him, What haft thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great fin? thou haft done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.

IO And Abimelech faid unto Abra ham, What faweft thou, that thou haft done this thing?

II And Abraham faid, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will flay me for my wife's fake.

12 And yet indeed be is my fifter; 34 And it came to pass on the mor-fhe is the daughter of my father, but row, that the first born faid unto the not the daughter of my mother; and younger, Behold, I lay yeiternigh. the became my wife. with my father: let us make him drink wine this night alfo; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preferve feed of our father.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night alfo: and the younger arofe, and lay with him; and he perceived not when the lay down, nor when the arofe.

36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

37 And the firft born bare a fon, and called his name Moab: the fame is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

38 And the younger, fhe alfo bare a fon, and called his naine Ben-ammi: the fame is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

CHAP. XX.

ND Abraham journeyed from thence toward the fouth country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and fojourned in Gerar.

2 And Abraham faid of Sarah his wife, She is my fifter: and Abimelech king of Gerar fent, and took Sarah.

13 And it came to pafs, when God caufed me to wander from my father's houfe, that 1 faid unto her, This is thy kindness which thou fhalt fhew unto me; at every place whither we thall come, fay of me, He is my brother.

14 And Abimelech took fheep, and oxen, and men fervants, and wo men fervants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.

15 And Abimelech faid, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleafeth thee.

16 And unto Sarah he faid, Behold, I have given thy brother a thoufand pieces of filver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus the was reproved.

17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his naid fervants; and they bare children.

18 For the LORD had faft clofed up all the wombs of the house of Abime.. lech, becaufe of Sarah Abraham's

3 But God came to Abimelech in a drean by night, and faid to him, Be-wife. hold, thou art but a dead man, for the

the is a man's wife.

CHAP. XXI.

ND the LORD vifited Sarah as he

woman which thou halt taken; for A had faid, and the LORD did unto 4 But Abimelech had not come wear | Sarah as he had ipoken.

Teac born. Abimelech's

CHAP. XXII.

2 For Sarah conceived, and harep Abraham a fon in his old age, at the fet time of which God had fpoken to him

3 And Abraham called the name of his fon that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Ifaac.

4 And Abraham circumcifed his fon aac, being eight days old, as God had commanded him.

5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his fon Ifaac was bern unto him.

6 And Sarah faid, God hath made me to laugh, fo ibar all that hear will Laugh with me.

7 And the faid, Who would have id unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children fuck? for I have burn him a fon in his old age.

And the child grew, and was weaned and Abraham made a great the fame day that Ifaac was

weaned.

9And Sarah faw the fon of Hagar the Egyptian, which fhe had born. Ento Abraham, mocking.

covenant with Abraham.

21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

22 And it came to pafs at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol, the chief captain of his hoft fpake unto Abraham, faying, God is with thee in all that thou doeft:

23 Now therefore fwear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falfely with me, nor with my fon, nor with my fon's fon: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou fhalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou haft fo journed.

24 And Abraham faid, I will fwear." 25 And Abraham reproved Abime. lech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's fervants had violently taken away.

26 And Abimelech faid, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didit thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.

27 And Abraham took fheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech, and both of them made a covenant. 28 And Abraham fet feven ewe

10 Wherefore the faid unto Abrafam, Cait out this bond-woman and ber fon for the fon of this bond-lambs of the flock by themselves. woma fhall not be heir with my son, even with Iac.

11 And the thing was very grievous is Abraham's fight, becaufe of his fon. 12 And God faid unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy fight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath faid o thee, hearken unto her voice: for in faac fhall thy feed be called.

13 And alfo of the fon of the bondwoman will make a nation, because he is thy feed.

14 And Abraham rofe up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Har, (putting it on her shoulder) and the child, and fent her away and the departed, and wandered in the wildernefs of Beer. sheba.

15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and the caft the child under one of the fhrubs.

16 And the went, and fat her down

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over againft bim a good way off, as were a bow shot: for fhe faid, Let me not ice the death of the child. And the fat over against him, and lifted up ber voice, and wept.

17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and faid unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear t; for God hath heard the voice of the had where he is.

18 Arife, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation."

10 And God opened her eyes, and the faw a well of water; and fie went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

20 And God was with the lad; and be grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

29 And Abimelech faid unto Abra. ham, What mean these feven ewe lambs which thou haft fet by themfelves?

30 And he faid, For thefe feven ewe lambs fhalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well.

31 Wherefore he called that place Beer-fheba; because there they fware both of them.

32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer-fheba: then Abimelech rofe up, and Phichol the chief captain of his hoft, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

33 And Abraham planted agrove in Beer-fbeba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

34 And Abraham fojourned in the Philiftines' land many days. CHAP. XXII.

AND it came to pafs after thefe things that God did tempt Abraham, and faid unto him, Abraham : and he faid, Behold, here I am.

2 And he faid, Take now thy fon, thine only fon Ifaac, whom thou lov left, and get thee into the land of Mo riah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

3 And Abraham rofe up early in the morning, and faddled, his afs, and took two of his young men with him, and Ifaac his fon, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rofe up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.

4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and faw the place afar off.

5 And Abraham faid unto his young Imen, Abide ve here with the als;

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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 Ifaac his fon; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.

7 And Ifaac fpake unto Abraham. father, father:

his fid, fl, and fall, My fat and he faid, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

8 And Abraham faid, My fon, God will provide himfelf a lamb for a burnt offering: fo 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 Ifaac his fon, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

10 And Abraham ftretched forth his hand, and took the knife to flay Dis fon.

11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and faid, Abraham, Abraham: and he faid, Here am 1.

12 And he faid, Lav not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou feareft God, feeing thou Laft not withheld thy fon, thine only fon from me.

He buries Saral."

23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: thefe eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.

24 And his concubine, whofe name was Reumah, the bare alfo Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahafh, and Maachah.

CHAP. XXIII.

ND Sarah was an hundred and

even and twenty years old, theje were the years of the life of Sarah."

2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba the fame is Hebron in the land of Caanan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

3 And Abrahamn ftood up from before his dead, and fpake unto the fons of Heth, faying,

4 I am a stranger and a fojourner with you give ine a poffeffion of a burying place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my fight.

5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, faying unto him,

6 Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our fepulchres bury thy dead; none of us thal! withhold from thee his fepulchre, but that thou mayeft bury thy dead.

7 And Abraham food up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.

8 And he communed with them, faying, If it be your mind that I fhould bury my dead out of my fight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the fon of Zohar,

13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind bim a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: 9 That he may give me the cave of and Abraham went and took the ram, Machpelah, which he hath, which is and offered him up for a burnt offer-in the end of his field; for as much ing in the ftead of his fon. money as it is worth he fhall give it me for a poffeffion of a burying place among you.

14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is faid to this day, In the mount of the LORD it fhall be feen.

10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the 15 And the angel of the LORD call-Hittite anfwered Abraham in the aued unto Abraham out of heaven the dience of the children of Heth, even fecond time, of all that went in at the gates of his city, faying,

16 And faid, By myfelf have I fworn, faith the LORD; for becaufe thou haft done this thing, and haft not withheld thy fon, thine only fon: 17 That in bleffing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy feed as the stars of the heaven, and as the fand which is upon the fea fhore; and thy feed fhall poffefs the gate of his enemies;

II Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein I give it thee; in the prefence of the fons of my people give 1 it thee: bury thy dead.

12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land. 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, 18 And in thy feed fhall all the na-faying, But if thou will give it, I pray tions of the earth be bleffed; becaufe thou haft obeyed my voice.

19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rofe up and went together to Beer-fheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-fheba.

20 And it came to país after thefe things, that it was told Abraham, faying, Behold, Milcah, the hath alfo born children unto thy brother Nahor;

21 Huz his first born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,

22 And Chefed, and Hazo, and Pildah, and Jedlaph, and Bethuel.

thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.

14 And Ephron answered Abraham, faying unto him,

15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of filver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.

16 And Abraham hearkened unte Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the filver, which he had named in the audience of the fons of Heth, four hundred thekels of filver, current money with the merchant.

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