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The generations of Terah.
GENESIS, Abram driven by famine into Egypi. 24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty 11 And it came to pass, when he was vears, and begat Terah:
come near to enter into Egypt, that he 25 And Nahor lived, after he begat Te- said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I rah, an hundred and nineteen years, and know that thou art a fair woman to look begat sons and daughters.
napon: 26 And Teral lived seventy years, and 12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when begat Abram, Nahor, and Harãi.
the Egyptians shall see thee, that they 27 New these are the generations of Te. shall sav; This is his wife, and they will rah : Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Ha- kill me, but they will save thee alive. ran; and Haran begat Lot.
13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister; 28 And Haran died before his father Te. that it may be well with me for thy sake: rah in the land of his nativity, in Crof and my soul shall live because of thee. the Chalders.
14 And it came to pass, that, when 29 And Abram and Nalor took then Abram was come into Egypt, thé Egypwives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai, tans beheld the woman that she was very and the name of Nahor's wife Milcah, the fair. daughter of Harali, the father of Milcah 15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and the father of Iscah.
and commended her before Pharaoh ; and 30 But Sarai was barren ; she had no the woman was taken into Pharaoh's child.
house. S1 And Terah took Abram his son, and 16 And he entreated Abram well for her Lot the son of Haran, his son's son, and sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's he-asses, and men-servants, and maidwife; and they went forth with them from servants, and she-asses, and camels. Ur of the Chaldees, 10 go into the land of 17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and Canaan: and they came unto Haran, and his house with greai plagues, because of dwelt there.
Sarai, Abram's wife. 32 And the days of Terah were two 18 And Pharaob called Abrain, and said, hundred and five years; and Terah died in What is this that thou hast donc unto me? Haran.
why didst thou not tell me that she was CHAP. XII.
thy wife? i God calleth Abram, and blesseth him with so I might have taken her to me to wife.
19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? a Promise of Christ. 4 His Departure now, therefore, behold thy wife, take her, from Haran. 7 Canaan is promised. and go thy way. N TOW the Lord had said unto Abram, 20 And Pharaoh commanded his men
Get thee out of thy country, and from concerning him: and they sent him away, thy kindred, and from thy father's house, and his wife, and all that he had. unto a land that I will shew thee : 2 And I will make of thee a great nation,
CHAP. XIII. and I will bless thee, and make thy name
1 Abram and Lot return out of Egypt. 7 By great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Discgreement they part asunder. 14 God's 3 And I will bless them that bless thee,
Promise rencied to Abram. and curse him thai curseth thee; and in thee shall all families of the carind be AD Abram went up out of Egypt, he,
and his wife, and all that he had, and blessed.
Lot with him, into the soutli. 49 So Abram departed, as the Lord had 2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: silver, and in gold. and Abram was seventy and five years old 3 And he went on his journeys from the when he departed out of Haran.
soutlı, even to Beth-el, unto the place 5 And Ahram took Sarai his wife, and where his tent had been at the beginning, Lot his brother's son, and all their sub- between Beth-el and Hai; stance, that they had gathered, and the souls 4 Unto the place of the altar, which that they had gotten in Haran: and they he had made there at the first : and went forth to go into the land of Canaan; there Abram called on the name of the and into the land of Canaan they came. LORD.
6 And Abram passed through the land 5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, unto the place of Sichem, unto
the plain of had focks, and herds, and tenis. Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in 6 And the land was not able to bear the land.
them that they might dwell together: for 7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, their substance was great, so that they and said, Unto thy seed will I give this could not dwell together. land : and there builded he an altar into 7 And there was a strife between the the LORD, who appeared unto him.
herd men of Abram's cattle and the herd. 8 And he removed from thence unto a men of Lot's catile. And the Canaanite mountain on the east of Beth-el, and and the Perizzite dwelled then in the pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the land. west, and Hai on the east; and there he 8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be builded an altar unto the LORD, and called no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, upon the name of the LORD.
and between my herdmen and thy herda 9 And Abram journeyed, going on still men : for we be brethren. toward the south.
9 Is not the whole land hefore thee? Se. 10 And there was a famine in the land : parate thyself, I pray thee, from me: If and Abram went down into Egypt to so- thou wilt iake the left hand, then I will go journ there; for the famine was grievous to the right; or if thou depart to the right in the land.
hand, then I will go to the left,
Promise of Canaan renewed. CHAP. XIV. XV.
Lot is taken, and rescued. 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of all the plain of Jordan, that it was well slimc-pits; and the kings of Sodom and watered every where, before the LORD Gomorrah fed, and fell there ; and they destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as that remained fled to the mountain. the garden of the LORD, like the land of 11 And they took all the goods of Sodom Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of went their way. Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they 12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's separated themselves the one from the son, (who dweli in Sodom,) and his goods, other.
and departed. 12 Abram dwelled in the land of 13 And there came one that had Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; the plain, and pitched his tent toward for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Sodom.
Amorite, brother of Eslıcol, and brother of 13 But the men of Sodom were wicked, Aner: and these were confederate with and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. Abram.
14 G And the LORD said unto Abram, 14 And when Abram heard that his bro. after that Lot was separated from him, ther was taken captive, he armed his trained Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the servants, born in his own house, three place where thou art, northward, and hundred and eighteen, and pursued them southward, and eastward, and westward : unto Dan.
15 For all the land which thou seest, 15 And he divided himself against them, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for he and his servants, by night, and emote ever.
them, and pursued them unto Hobah, 16 And I will make thy seed as the dust which is o the left hand of Damascus. of the earth: so that if a man can number 16 And he brought back all the goods, the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed and also brought again his brother Lot, and also be numbered.
his goods, and the women also, and the 17. Arise, walk through the land, in the people. length of it, and in the breadth of it: for I 17 And the king of Sodom went out will give it unto thee.
to meet him, (after his return from the 18 Then Abram 'removed his tent, and slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, kings that were with him,) at the valley of which is in Hebron, and built there an Shaveh, which is the king's dale. altar unto the LORD.
18 And Melchizedek king of Salem CHAP. XIV.
brought forth bread and winie; and he I The Battle of the Kings. 12 Lot taken,
was the priest of the most high God.
19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed 14 is rescued by Abram. 18 Melchizedek
be Abram of the most high God, possessor blesseth Abram, 20 who giveth him Tithes. of heaven and earth: A Bitecame to pass in the days of Am 20 And blessed be the most high God,
raphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of which hath delivered thine enemies into Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. Tidal king of nations;
21 And the king of Sodom said unto 2 That these made war with Bera king of Abram, Give me the persons, and take the Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, goods to thyself. Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king 22 And Abram said to the king of Soof Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which dom, I have lift up mine hand unto the is Zoar.
Lord, the most high God, the possessor of 3 All these were joined together in the heaven and earth, vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.
23 That I will not take from a thread 4 Twelve years they served Chedor- even to a shoe-latchct, and that I will not laomer, and in the thirteenth year they take any thing that is thine, lest thou rebelled.
shouldest say, I have made Abram rich : 5 And in the fourteenth year came Che- 24 Save only that which the young men dorlaomer, and the kings that were with have eaten, and the portion of the men him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth- which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Mamre; let them take their portion. Emims in Shaveh-kiriathaim, 6. And the Horites in their mount Seir,
CHAP. XV. unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness. 1 Abram is encouraged. 4 A Son is promised.
. And they returned and came to En- 6 He is justified by Faith. 7 Canaan is mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote promiseil again. all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites that dwelt in Hazezon. AFTER these things the word of the
LORD came unto Abram in a vision,
saying, Fear not, Abram : 1 an thy shield, 8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and thy exceeding great reward. and the king of Gomorrah, and the king 2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the king of Bela, (the same is Zoar ;) and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of they joined battle with them in the vale of Damascus ? Siddim ;
3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my and with Tidal king of nations, and Amra- house is mine ticir. phel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of 4 And, behold, the word of the LORD Ellasar; four kings with five.
came unto him, saying, This shall not be
Paraan is again promised.
Birth of Ishmael. thine heir; but he that shall come forth 4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she out of thine own bowels shall be thine conceived; and, when she saw that she had heir.
conceived, her mistress was despised in her 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and eyes. said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the 5 And Sarai said unto Atram, My wrong stars, if thou be able to number thern. And be upon thee: I have given my maid into he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. thy bosom; and when she saw that she had
6 And he believed in the LORD; and he conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the counted it to him for righteousness. Lord judge between me and thee.
7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy that brought thee ont of Ur of the Chaldees, maid is in thy hand : do to her as it pleasto give thee this land to inherit it.
cth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly 8 And he said, Lord God, whereby shall with her, she fled from her face. I know that I shall inherit it?
7 And the angel of the LORD found her 9 And he said unto him, Take me an by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of the fountain in the way to Shur. three years old, and a ram of three years 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, old, and a turile-dove, and a young whence cainest thou? and whither wilt pigeon.
thou go? And she said, I flee from the 10 And he took unto him all these, and face of my mistress Sarai. divided them in the midst, and laid each 9 And the angel of the Lord said unto piece one against another ; but the birds her, Return to thy mistress, and subinit divided he not.
thyself under her bands. 11 And when the fowls came down upon 10 And the angel of the LORD said unto the carcases, Abram drove them away. her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly,
12 And when the sun was going down, a that it shall not be numbered for multideep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an tudc. horror of great darkness fell upon hiin. 11 And the angel of the Lord said unto
13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt surety, that thy seed shall be a stranger in bear a son, and shalt call his naine Isha land that is not theirs, and shall serve mael; because the Lord hath heard thy them; and they shall afflict the four affliction. hundred years :
12 And he will be a wild man; his hand 14 And also that nation, whom they shall will de against every man, and every man's serve, will I judge; and afterward shall hand against him: and he shall dwell in they come out with great substance. the presence of all his brethren.
15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in 13 And she called the name of the LORD peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: age.
for she said, Have I also liere looked after 16 But in the fourth generation they him that seeth me! shall come hither again : for the iniquity 14 Wherefore the well was called Beerof the Amorites is not yet full.
lahai-roi: behold, it is between Kadesia 17 And it came to pass, that, when the and Bered. sun went down, and it was dark, behoid, a 15 And Hagar bare Abram a son; and smoking furnace and a burning lamp that Abram called his son's name, which Hagar passed between those pieces.
bare, Ishmael. 18 In that same day the LORD made a 16 And Abrain was fourscore and six years covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy old when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram. seed have I given this land, from the river
CHAP. XVII. of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates :
i The Corenant is renewed. 5 Abram's Name 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and changed. 10 Circumcision is instituted. the Kadmonites,
16 Isaac is promised. 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
old and nine, the Lord appeared to 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, Abram, and said unto him, I am the and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites. Alinighty God : walk before ine, and be CHAP. XVI.
2 And I will make my covenant between I Sarai giveth Hagar to Abram, 6 who
me and thee; and will multiply thee ex. flying from her Mistress 9 is sent back by ceedingly. an Angel. 15 Ishmael is born.
3 And Abram fell on his face: and God COW Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no talked with him, saying,
children i and she had an handmaid, 4 As for me, behold, iny covenant is with an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. thee, and thou shalt be a father of many
2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold nations. now, the Lord hath restrained ine from 5 Neither shall thy name any more be bearing: I pray thee, go in unto iny maid; called Abram ; but thiy naine shall be Abra it may be that I may obtain children by hain : for a father of many nations have I her. And Abram hearkened to the voice made thee. of Sarai.
6 And I will make thee exceeding fruit. 3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar ful, and I will make nations of thee, and her maid, the Egyptian, after Abrain liad kings shall come out of thce. dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and 7 And i will establish my covenant gave her to her husband Abram to be his between me and thee, and thy seed wife.
alter thee, in their generations, for an
shålt keep my covenant therefore enteria: A the plaing of Namre and he sat in
Isaac is promiseda everiasting covenant, to be a God unto 27 And all the men of his house, born in thee, ard to thy seed after thee.
the house, and bought with money of the 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy stränger, were circumcised with him. seed after thee, the land wherein thou art
CHAP. XVIII. a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession ; and I will be their i Abraham entertaineth three Angels. 9 Sa. God.
rah's Langhter. 17 Sodom's Destruction 99 And God said unto Abraham, Thou
Terealed to Abraham. 23 His Intercession,
ND the appeared unto and thy in tions.
the tent-door in the heat of the day : 10 This is my covenant, which ye shall 2 And he list up his eyes, and looked, keep, between me and you, and thy seed and, to, three men stood by him: and after thee: Every man-child among you when he saw them, he ran to meet them shall be circumcised.
from the tent-door, and bowed himself to11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of ward the ground, your foreskin; and it shall be a token of 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found ihe covenant betwixt me and you.
favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray 12 And he that is eight days old shall be thee, from thy servant : circumcised among you, every man-chik 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be in your generations; he that is born in the fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourhouse, or bought with money of any selves under the tree : stranger, which is not of thy seed.
5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and 13 He that is born in thy house, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall he that is bought with thy inoney, must pass on : for therefore are ye come to your needs be circumcised: and my covenant servant. And they said, So do as thou hast shall be in your flesh for an everlasting said. covenant.
6 And Abraham hastened into the tent 14 And the uncircumcised man-child, unto Sarahi, and said, Make ready quickly whose flesh of his foreskin is not circum- three measures of fine meal, knead it, and cised, that soul shall be cut off from his make cakes upon the hearth. people : he hath broken my covenant. 7 And Abraham ran unto the hierd, and
154 And God said unto Abraham, As for fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her naine it untó a young inan; and he hasted to Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
dress it. 16 And I will bless her, and give thee a 8 And he took butter and milk, and the son also of her; yea, I will bless her, and calf which he had dressed, and set it before she shall be a mother of nations, kings of them; and he stood by them under the people shall be of her.
tree, and they did eat. 17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and 9 And they said unto him, Where is laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a' child Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in he born unto him that is an hundred years the tent. old ? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years 10 And he said, I will certainly return old, bear?
unto thee according to the time of life ; 18 And Abraham said unto God, Othat and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. Ishmael might live before thee!
And Sarah heard it in the tent-door, which 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall was behind him. bear thee a son indeed ; and thou shalt call 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, and! his naine Isaac: and I will establish my well stricken in age; and it ceased to be covenant with him for an everlasting co- with Sarah after the manner of women. venant, and with his seed after him.
12 Therefore Sarah laughed within her20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee; self, saying, After I am waxed old shall I Behold, I have blessed him, and will make have pleasure, my lord being old also? him fruitful, and will multiply him exceed. 13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, ingly: twelve princes shall he beget; and I Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall í will make him a great nation.
of a surety bear a child which am old ? 21 But my covenant will I establish with 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at At the time appointed I will return unto this set time in the next year.
thee according to the time of life, and 22 And he left off talking with him, and Sarah shall have a son. God went up from Abraham.
15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed 23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; and all that were born in his house, and but thou didst laugh. all that were bought with his money, every 16 4 And the men rose up from thence, male among the inen of Abraham's house, and looked toward Sodomi and Abralain and circumcised the flesh o! their foreskin went with them to bring them on the way. in the self-same day, as God had said unto 17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from hin.
Abraham that thing which I do; 24 And Abraham was ninety years old 18 Secing that Abraham shall surely and nine, when he was circumcised in the become a great and mighty nation, and all flesh of his foreskin.
the nations of the earth shall be blessed in 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen him? years old, when he was circumcised in the 19 For I know him, that he will comflesh of his foreskin.
mand his children and his household after 26 la the self-same day was Abraham cir- him, and they shall keep the way of the cumcised and Ishmael his son ;
LORD, to do justice and judgment; that Abraham's intercession for Sodom. GENESIS,
The Sodomiles stricken blind. the LORD may bring upon Abraham that 4 But before they lay down, the men of which h. hath spoken of nin.
the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed 20 And the LORD said, Because the cry the house round, both oid and young, all of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and be the people from every quarter: cause their sin is very grievous;
5 And they called unto Lot, and said 21 I will go down now, and see whether unto him, Where are the men which came they have done altogether according to the in to thee this night? bring them out unto cry of it, which is come unto me; and if us, that we may know them. not, I will know.
6 And Lot went out at the door upto 29 And the men turned their faces from them, and shut the door after him. thence, and went toward Sudom : but Abra- 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not hain stood yet before thLORD,
so wickedly. 23 And Abraham drew near, and said, 8 Behold now, I have two daughters which Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with have not known man ; let me, I pray you, the wicked?
bring them out unto you, and do ye to them 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous as is good in your eyes : only into these within the city: wilt thou also destroy and men do nothing. for thercrore came they not spare the place for the fifty righteous under the shadow of my roof. that are therein
9 And they said, Stand back. And they 25 That be far from thee to do after this said again, This one fellow came in to somanner, to slay the righteous with the jour, and he will needs be a judge: now wicked; and that the righteous should be will we deal worse with thee than with as the wicked, that be far from thee. Shall them. And they pressed sore upon the man, not the Judge of all the earth do right? eren Lot, and came near to break the door.
26 And the LORD said, If I find in So. 10 But the men put forth their hand, dom fifty righteous within the city, then I and pulled Lot into the house to them, and will spare all the place for their sakes. shut to the door.
27 And Abraham answered and said, Be. 11 And they smote the men that were at hold now, I have taken upon me to speak the door of the house with blindness, both unto the LORD, which am but dust and small and great ; so that they wearied ashes :
themselves to find the door. 28 Peradventure there shall lack five of 12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast the fifty righteous : wilt thou destroy all the thou here any besides ? son-in-law, and thy city for lack of five? And he said, If I find sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever there forty and five, I will not destroy it. thou hast in the city, bring them out of
29 And he spake unto him yet again, and this place : said, Peradventure there shall be forty 13 For we will destroy this place, because found there. And he said, I will not do it the cry of them is waxen great before the for forty's sake.
face of the LORD ; and the LORD hath sent 30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the us to destroy it. LORD be angry, and I will speak : Perad- 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his venture there shall thirty be found there. sons-in-law, which married his daughters, And he said, I will not do it if I tind thirty and said, Up, get ye out of this place; for there.
the LORD will destroy this city. But he 31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken seemed as one that inocked unto his sonsupon me to speak unto the LORD: Perad. in-law. venture there shall be twenty found there. 15 And when the morning arose, then And he said, I will not destroy it for the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take twenty's sake.
thy wife, and thy two daughters, which 32 And he said, Oh let not the LORD be are here; lest thou be consumed in the angry, and I will speak yet but this once: iniquity of the city. Peradventure ten shall be found there. And 16 And while he lingered, the men laid he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake, hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of
39 And the LORD went his way, as soon his wife, and upon the hand of his two as he had left communing with Abraham : daughters; the Lord being merciful unto and Abraham returned unto his place. him: and they brought him forth, and set
him without the city. CHAP. XIX.
17 And it came to pass, when they had i Lot entertaineth two Angels. 24 Sodom brought them forth abroad, that he said,
and Gomorrah destroyed. 26 Lot's Wife Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, punished. 91 His Incest.
neither stay thou in all the plain ; escape at and Lot in gate of 18 And Lot them, Oh, so, Sodom: and Lot, seeing them, rose up to my lord : meet them; and he bowed himself with 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found his face toward the ground;
grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified 2 And he said, Behold now, my Lords, thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto turn in, I pray you, into your servant's me in saving my life; and I cannot escape house, and tarry all night, and wash your to the mountain, lest some evil take me, feet, and ye shall risc early, and go on and I die. your ways. And they said, Nay; but we 20 Behold now, this city is near to flee will abide in the street all night.
unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and escape thither, (is it not a little one ?) and they turned in unto him, and entered into my soul shall live. his house : and he made them a feast, and 21 And he said unto him, See, I have did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. accepted thee concerning this thing also,
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