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Abram is encouraged. 4 A Jon is pro-x mised. 6 He is justified by failb. 7 Canaan is promised again.

Fterthefe things word of the LORD

Hagars flight.

Sarai giveth Hagar to Abram, 6 whe
tying from ber mistreß, 7 is sent back
by an angel. 15 Ibmael is born.
Ow Abrams wife


Acame unto Abram in a vision, laying, Nobildrar, and he had a hand-maid an

Fear not, Abram, I am thy fhield, and thy Egyptian, whofe name was Hagar. exceeding great regard. 2 And Sarai faid unto Abram, Behold


2 And Abram faid, Lord GOD, what now, the LORD hath reftrained me from wilt thou give me, feeing I go childlefs, bearing: I pray thee go in unto my majd,it and the fteward of my houfe is this Eliezer may be that I may obtain children by her: of Damafcus? & Abram hearkened to the voice ofSarai. 3 And Abram faid, Behold, to me And Sarai Abrams wife took Hagar her thou halt given no feed: and lo, one born maid, the Egyptian,afterAbram had dwelt n my houle is mine heir. ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave 4 And behold, the word of the LORD her to her husband Abram to be his wife. came unto him, faying, This fhall not be 4 And he went in unto Hagar, and thine heir,but he that hall come forth out the conceived: And when the law that fhe of thine own bowels fhall be thine heir. had conceived, her mittrefs was defpited 5 And he brought him forth abroad,and in her eyes. faid, Look now toward heaven and tell the ftars, if thou be able to number them. And he faid unto him, So fhall thy feed be. 6 And he beleeved in the LORD: and he counted it to him for righteoufnefs. 7 And he faid unto him, I am the LORD 6 But Abraham laid unto Sarai,Behold, that brought thee out of Ur of the Chal- thy maid isxin thy hand do to her as it dees, to give thee this land to inherit it. pleafeth thee. And when Sarai dealt hard8 And he laid, Lord GOD, whereby ly with her, the fled from her face. fhall I know that I fhall inherit it? 7 And the angel of the LORD found 9 And he laid unto him, Take me an her by a fountain of water in the wilder heifer of three years old, and a fhe-goat of nefs, by the fountain in the way to Shur: three years old, and a ram of thee years 8 And he faid, Hagar, Sarais maid, old,and a turtle-dove,and a young pigeon whence camelt thou? and whither wilt 10 And he took unto him all thele, and thou go? And the faid, I flee from the face divided them in the midit, and laid each of my mittrefs Sarai.

5 And Saraisaid untoAbram, My wrong upon thee: 1 have given my maid into thy bofoni: and when the faw that she had conceived, I was defpifed in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.

piece one againft another, but the birds 9 And theangel of the LORD faid undivided he not. to her, Return to thy miftrefs and submit

And when the fowls came down up- thy felfunder her hands. on the carcafes, Abram drove them away. to And the angel of the LORD faid unto 12 And when the fun was going down, her, I will multiply thy feed exceedingly, a deep fleep fell upon Abram and to, an that it fhall not be numbred for multitude. horror of great darknefs fell upon him. And the angel of the LORD faid unto 13 And he faid unto Abram, Know of a her, Behold, thouart with child,and fhalt furety that thy feed thall be aftranger in bear a fon,and fhalt call his name Ifhmael, a land that is not theirs, and hall ferve becaufe LORD hath heard thy affliction. them, and they fhall afflict them four 12. And he will be a wild man; his hand hundred years! will be against every man,and every mans 14 And alfo that nation whom they fhall hand againft him and he shall dwell in ferve will I judge: and afterward hall the prefence of all his brethren. they come out with great fubftance. 113 And the called the Name of the 15 And thoufhalt go to thy fathers in LORD that (pake unto her, Thou God peace, thou shalt be buried in a good old feeft me; for the faid, Have I allo here age. looked after hint that feeth me? 14 Wherefore the Well was called Beer-la-hai-roi: behold, it is between Cadeth and Bered.

16 But in the fourth generation they fhall come hither again, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.


17 And it came to pafs that when the 15 And Hagar bare Abram a fun: and fun went down, and it was dark, behold a Abram called his fons name, whichHagar fmoking furnace, and a burning lamp that bare, Ifhmael. paffed between thofe pieces.

18 In that fame day the LORD made a covenant with Abrani, faying, Unto thy feed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river the river Euphrates:

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The Kenite, and the Kenizite, and

the Kadmonite,

20 And the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Rephaims,

21 And the Amorite, & the Canaanite, and the Girgafhite, and the Jebufge.

16 And Abram was fourfcore & lix years old, when Hagar bare Ifhmael to Abram. CHAP. XVII. The covenant is renewed. 5 Abrams name changed. to Circumcifion inftituted. 16 Ifaac promised.

Anine, the LORD appeared to Abram,

Nd when Abram was ninety years old

& faid unto him, I am the Almighty God
walk before me, and be thou perfect.
2 And I will make my covenant between


Circumcifion in fituted. Chap. xviii. me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, faying,

4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou thalt be a father of many nations:

5 Neither hall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name fhall be Abraham: for a father of many nations have I made thee.

6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitfult,and I will make nations of thee, and kings thall come out of thee.

7 And I willettablish my covenant between me, and thee, and thy feed after thee, in their generations, for an everlafting covenantsto be a God unto thee, and to thy feed after thee.

8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy, feed after thee, the land wherein thou art a ftranger,all land of Canaan, for an everlalting poffeflion: and I will be their God. 9AndGud faid unto Abraham, Thou fhalt keep my covenant therefore, thon, &

to This is my covenant, which ye shall keep between me, and you, and thy feed after thee: Every man-child among you fhall be circumcifed.

11 And ye fhall circumcife the fiefh of your foreskin, and it fhall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

12 And he that is eight dayes old fhall be circumcifed among you, every manchild in your generations, he that is born in the houfe, or bought with money of any ftranger, which is not of thy feed.

Ifane promised. 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 Abrahams houfes and circumcifed the flesh of their foreskin, in the felf-fanie day, as God had faid unto him.

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

25 And hmael his fon was thirteen years old when he was circumcifed in the Heth of his foreskin.

26 In the felf-fame day was Abraham circumcifed and Ifhmael his fon.

27 And all the men of his house, born. in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcifed with him. CHAP. XVIII.

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Abraham entertaineth three angels, 9 Sarabslaughter. 17 Sodoms deftruation revealed, 23 Abrabams interceßion. Nd the LORD appeared unto him in the tent-door in the heat of the day.

2 And he lift up his eyes and looked & lo,three men ftood by him:and when he faw them, he ran to meet them from y tentdoor, & bowed himleff toward ground,

3 And faid, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy fight, país not away pray thee, from thy fervant:

4 Let a little water, I pray you, be
fetched, and wafli your feet, and relt your
felvs under the tree.

5 And I will fetch a morfel of bread, and 13 He that is born in thy houfe, and he comfort ye your hearts, after that you fhal that is bought with thy money, mult needs pafs on; for therefore are ye come to your be circumcifed: and my covenant fhall be fervant. And they faid, So do as thou haft in your fleth for an everlasting covenant. faid.

14 And the uncircumcifed man-child, 6 And Abraham haftened into the tent whofe flesh of his foreskin is not circum- unto Sarah, and faid, Make ready quickly cifed, that foul fhall be cut off from his three meafures of fine meal, knead it, and people: he hath broken my covenant. make cakes upon the hearth.

15 And God faid unto Abraham, As for Saraithy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah ball her name be.

16 And I will blefs her, and give thee afon allo of her: yea, I will hlefs her, and the fhall be a mother of nations: kings of people fhall be of her.

17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, & laughed, Scfaid in his heart, Shalla child be born unto himy is an hundred years old?& Thall Sarah,that is ninety years old, bear? 18 And Abraham faid unto God,Othat Ifhmaet might live before thee?

19 And God faid, Sarah thy wife fhall cear thee a fon indeed, and thou shalt call his name Ifaac, and I will eftablish my Covenant with him for an everjalting covenant, and with his feed after him.

20 And as for Ifhmael, I have heard thee, Behold, I have bleffed him, and will make him fruitfull, and will multiply him exceedingly:twelve princes thall he beget, and I will make hini a great nation.

21 But my covenant will I eftablish with Ifaac, whom Sarah fhall bear unto theç at this fet time in the next year.

7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetchta calftender and good, and gave is unto a young man, & he hafted to drefs it.

8 And he took butter and milk, and the calfwhich he had dreffed, and fet it before them: and he (tood by them under the tree: and they did eat.

9 And they faid unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he (aid, Behold, in tent.

to And he faid, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life: & lo, Sarah thy wife fhall have a fon. And Sarah heard it in the tent-door, which was behind him.

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, and wellftricken in age: and it ceafed to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

12 Therefore Sarah laughed within her felf, faying, After I am waxed old, fhall I have pleature, my lord being old allo?

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13 And the LORD faid unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, faying, Shall ofa furety bear a child, which am old? 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time oppointed will I retum unto A 7

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Sedoms deftruction. Genefis. thee, according to the time of life: and Sarah fhall have a fon.

15 Then Sarah denied, faying, I laughot: for the was afraid. And he faid, but thou didst laugh.

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1 Lot entertaineth two angels. 24 Sodom and Gomorrah deftroyed. 26 Lots wife is punished. 31 Lots inceft.

Nd there came two angels to Sodom

And the men rose up from thence, Aat even, and Lot lat, in the gate.of

oked toward Sodom and Abraham we with them to bring them on the way. 17 he LORD faid, Shall I hide from that thing which I do; 18 See Abraham fhall furely become a grea & mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth inal be bleffed in him? 19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his houthold after him, and they thall keep the way of the LORD, to do juftice and judgement, that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath ipoken of him.

20 And the LORD faid, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and be caule their tin is very grievous;

211 will go down now, and fee whether they have don altogether according to the cry of it, whichis conie 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 allo destroy the righteous with the wicked?

24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city, wilt thou alfo deftroy,and not fpare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

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


Sodom, and Lot feeing them, rofe up to meet them, ar dhe bowed himself with bis face toward the ground:

2 And he faid, Behold now, my Lords, turn in, I pay you, in o your fervants houfe, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye fhail rife up early, and go on your ways. And they faid, Nay, but we will abide in the street all night.

3 And he preffed upon them greatly, and they turned in unto him,& entred into his houfe: and he made them a feaft, and did. bake unleavened bread; and they did eat.

4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom compaffed the house round, bo hold and young, all the people from every quarter.

5 And they called unto Lot, and faid. unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out untɑ us, that we may know them.

6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and fhut the door after him:

And faid, I pray you, brethren, de not fo wickedly.

8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man, let me, I pray you,bring them out unto you, and do ye to them, as is good in your eyes: onely unto thefe men do nothing; for therefore came they under the fhadow of my roof.

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9 And they faid, Stand back: And they faidagain, This one fellow came into fo journ, and he will needs be a judge: Now will we deal worfe with thee, than with them. And they prefled fore upon the man, I even Lot, and came near to break the door. to But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the houfe to them, and thut to the door.

26 And the LORD faid, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then will fpare all the place for their fakes. 27, And Abraham anfwered and faid, Behold now, I have taken upon me to fpeak unto the Lord, which am but duft & afhes. 18 Peradventure there fhall lack five of the fifty righteous wilt thou deftroy all city for lack of five? And he faid, IfI find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. 29 And he ipake unto him yet again,and faid, Peradventae there fhall be forty found there. And he faid, I will not do it for forties fake.

30 And he laid unto bim, Olet not the LORD be angry, and I will fpeak: Peradventure there fhall thirty be found there, And he faid, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

31. And he faid,Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD: Peradventure there fhall be twenty found there. And he laid, I will not deftroy it. for twenties fae..

11 And they fmote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both fmall and great fo that they wearied themfelvs to find the door.

12 And the men faid unto Lot, Halt thou here any belides? fon in law,and thy fons, and thy daughters, and whatfoever thou haft in citysbring them out of this place.

13 For we will deftroy this place; be caule the cry of them is waxen great be ore the face of the LORD, and the LORD hath fent us to destroy it.

14 And Lot went out and fpake unto his fons in law which married his daughters, and faid, Up, get ye out of this place; for Lord will deftroy this city but he feemed as one that mocked unto his fons in law.

15. And when the morning arofe, then the angels haftened Lot, laying, Arife, 32 And he fail, O let not the Lord be an- take thy wife, and thy two daughters which Bry, &c. I will fpeak yet but this once: Per--are here;leaft thou be confumed in the ini Adventure ten fhall be found there. And quity of the city. he faid, I will not deftroy it for tens fake. 33 And the LORD went his way, affoon as he had left communing with Abraham: Ond Abrahamn returned unto his place.

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hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of 16 And while he ingred, the men laid his wife, and upon the hand of his two

daughters ;.

Solom de proyed.

Chap. xx.

Lots inceft daughters the LORD being merciful unto 35 And they made their father drink wine him: and they brought him forth, and fet that night allo, and the younger arofe, and him without the city. laid with him: and he perceived not when

17 And it came to pafs, when they had the laid down, nor when the arofe. brought them forth abroad, that he faid, 36 Thus were both the daughters of Efcape for thy life, look not behind thee, Lot with child by their father. neither ftay thou in all the plain; efcape 37 And the firft-horn bare a fon, and to the mountain, left thou be confumed. called his name Moab: the fame is the fa 18 And Lot faid unto them, Oh not fo, ther of the Moabites, unto this day. my Lord: 38 And the younger, fhe allo bare a fon, 19 Behold now, thy fervant hath found and called his name Ben-ammi: the fame grace in thy fight,and thou haft magnified is the father of the chikiren of Ammon thy mercy, which thou haft thewed unto me unto this day. in faving my life,& I cannotefcape to the mountain, lealt fome evil take me, & I die. 2 Abrabam denieth bis wife and losetb ber, 20 Behold now, this city is near to flee 14 Abimelech reftoreth Sarab. unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me A toward the fouth-countrey, and dwelNd Abraham journeyed from thence efcape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my foul thali live.


Ted between Cadefh and Shur and fo

21 And he faid unto him, See, I have journed in Gerar.

accepted thee concerning this thing, that 2 And Abraham faid of Sarah his wife, I will not overthrow this city, for the She is my fifter: And Abimelech king of which thou haft (poken. Gerar fent, and took Sarah.

22 Haft thee, efcape thither, for I cannot, 3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream d any thing till thou be come thither by night, and faid to him, Behold, thou art therefore the name of the city was called but a dead man for the woman, which thou Zuar. haft taken: for the is a mans wife.

23 The fun was rifen upon the earth when Lot entred into Zoar.

24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah, brimftone, and fire from the LORD out ofheaven.

4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he faid, LORD, wilt thou flay alfoa righteous nation?

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

25 And he overthrew thofe cities, and all the plain,and all the inhabitants of the cities, & that which grew upon the ground. 6 And God faid unto him in a dream, 25 But his wife looked back from be- Yea, I know that thou didst this in the inhind him, and the became a pillar of falt. tegrity of thy heart: for I alfo withheld 27 And Abraham gat up early in the thee from finning againft me, therefore morning, to the place where he stood be fuffered I thee not to touch her. fore the LORD. 7 Now therefore reftore the man bis 28 And he looked toward Sodom and wife: for he is a prophet, and he fhall pray Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the for thee, and thou fhalt live: and if thou plain,and beheld,and lo, the fmoke of the reftore ber not, know thou that thou shalt Countrey went up as y fmoke ofa furnace. furely die, thou, and all that are thine. 29 And it came to pafs, when God de- 8 Therefore Abimelech rofe early in the ftroyed the cities ofthe plain, that God morning, and called all his fervants, and remembred Abraham, and fent Lot out of told all these things in their cars: and the the midft of the overthrow, when he over- men were fore afraid.

threw the cities, in the which Lot dwelt. 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and 30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and faid unto him, What haft thou don unto dwelt in the mountain, and his two daugh- us? and what have I offended thee, that ters with him: for he feared to dwell in thou haft brought on me and on my kingZoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his dom a great fin? thou haft don deeds untwo daughters. to me that ought not to be don.

31 And the firft-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.

10 And Abimelech faid unto Abraham, What fawelt thou, that thou hast don this thing?

And Abraham faid, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they will flay me for my wives fake. 12 And yet indeed he is my lifter, the is 33 And they made their father drink wine daughter of my father, but not the daugh that night and the firft-burn went in, and ter of my mother: & the became my wife. laid with her father: and he perceived not 13 And it came to pafs, when God caufwhen the laid down, nor when the arofe. ed me to wander from my fathers houfe, 34 And it came to pafs on the morrow, that I faid unto her, This is thy kindness that the firft-born faid unto the younger, which thou shalt fhew unto me at every Behold, I laid yesternight with my father: place whither we fhalt come, fay of me, let us make him drink wine this night al- He is my brother. fo: and gothou in, and lie with him, that 14 And Abimelech took fheep,and oxen, we may prefervefeed of our father. and men-fervants, and women fervants,


Fast is born. 4 Genefis. Hagar comforted. and gave them unto Abraham, and restored 17 And God heard the voyce of the lad. him Sarah his wife. And the angel of God called to Hagar out 15And Abimelech faid,Behold, my land is ofheaven, and faid unto her, What aileth before thee, dwell where it plealeth thee. thee, Hagar? fear not ; for God hath heard 16 And unto Sarah he laid, Behold, I the voyce ofthe lad where he is: have given thy brother a thousand pieces. 18 Arife, lift up the lad, and hold him of filver: behold, he is to thee a covering in thine hand: for I will make him a great of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and nation.

with all other: thus fhe was reproved. 19 And God opened her eyes,and the faw 17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and a well of water, and the went, and filled the God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. his maid-fervants, and they bare ebildren. 20 And God was with the lad; and he 18 For the LORD had faft clofed up all grew, and dwelt in the wilderneis, and the wombs of the houte of Abimelech, be- became an archer.. caule of Saralı Abrahams wife.


21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother took him a wite Ifaac is born. 9 Hagar and Ifbmael are out of the land of Egypt.. caft forth. 21 Abimelecks covenant with 22 And it came to pafs at that time Abrabam. thatAbimelech, and Phichol the chief caNd the LORD vifited Sarah as he hadptain of his holt fpake unto Abraham,fay

Alaid, and the LORD did unto Sarah as ing, God is with thee in all that thou doeft he had spoken.

22 Now therefore fwear unto me here 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abra- by God, that thou wilt not deal falfly with hama fon in his old age, at the fet time, nie, nor with my fon, nor with my fons of which Godhad fpoken to him. fon: but according to kindnefs y I have 3 And Abraham called the name of his don unto thee, thou fhalt do unto me, & fon that was born unto him, whom Sarah to the land wherein thou hatt fojourned. bare to him, Ifaac.

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

24 And Abraham faid, I will fwear. 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech, because of aWell of water, which Abimelechs fervants had violently taken away. And Abraham was an hundred years 26 And Abimelech faid, I wot not whe old, when his fon Ifaac was born unto him. hath don this thing: neither didit thou 6And Sarah faid, God hath made me to tell me,neither yet heard of it but to day. laugh fo thatally hear will laugh with me 27 And Abraham took theep and oxen, 7 And the faid, Who would have faid and gave them unto Abimelech and both unto Abraham, that Sarah should have of them made a covenant. given children fuck? for I have born bim a fon in his old age.

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

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

10 Wherefore the faid unto Abraham, Caft out this bond-woman, and her fon: for the fon of this bond-woman fhall not be keir with my fon, even with Ifaac.

11 And the thing was very grievous in Abrahams fight, becaufe of his fon.

12 And God faid unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy fight, becaufe of the lad, and because of thy bond-woman. In allthat Sarah hath faid unto thee,hearken unto her voice: for in Ifaac fhall thy feed be called.

12 And alfo of fon of the bond-woman will I make a nation, becaule he is thy feed 14 And Abraham rufe up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar (putting t on her shoulder) and the child, and fent her away and the departed, and wandred in the wildernefs of Beer-theba.

28 And Abraham fet feven ew-lambs of the flock by themfelvs.

29 And Abimelech faid unto Abraham, What mean thefe feven ew-lambs, which thou haft fet by themfelvs?

30 And he laid, For thefe feven ewlambs fhalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witnefs unto me, that I have digged this Well.

31 Wherefore he called y place Beer-fheba: becaufe there they fware both of them. 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beertheba: then Abimelech rofe up, and Phichol the chief captain of his holt, & they returned into the land of the Philistins. 33 And Abrabam planted a grove in Beer-fheba, and called there on the Name ofthe Lord, the everlafting God.

34 And Abraham fojourned in the Phi liftins land, many days.

CHAP. XXII. Abrabamoffering Ifaac, is stayed by an angel 15 He is bleffed again. 20 The generations of Nabor

And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and fai. unto him, Abraham. And he faid, Behold, bere I am.

15And the water was spent in the bottle, 2 And he faid, Take now thy fon, thine & the caft child under one of the fhrubs. onelyfon Ifaac, whom thou lovett and get 16 And he went and fat her down over thee into the land of Moriah: & offer him againit bim, a good way off, as it were a there for a burnt-offering upon one of the baw-fhor: for the faid, Let me not fee the mountains, which I will tell thee of.. death of the child, And the fat over a aft him, and lift up her voyce, and wept. 7 And Abraham rofe up early in the inotning,

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