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foratam entertaineth three angels. CHAP. xviii. Destruction of Sodom. 19 my covenant with him for an everlasting || Sarah thy wife ? And he said, Behold, in Covenant, and with his seed after him. the tent.

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard 10 And he said, I will certainly return thee : behold, I have blessed him, and will unto thee according to the time of life ; kiake him fruitful, and will multiply him and lo, Sarah tly wife shall have a son. exceedingly ; twelve princes shall he be And Sarah heard it in the tent door, get, and I will make him a great nation which was behind him.

21 But my covenant will I establish 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto and well stricken in age ; and it ceased to thee at this set time in the next year. be with Sarah after the manner of women.

22 And he left off talking with him, 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within and God went up from Abraham.

herself, saying, Afterlam waxed old shall 3¢ And Abraham took Ishmael his son, I have pleasure, my lord being old also ? and all that were born in his house, and 13 And the Lord said unto Abraham, all that were bought with his money, ev- || Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall ery male among the men of Abraham's | I of a surety bear a child, which am old ? house ; and circumcised the flesh of their 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? foreskin, in the self-same day, as God had At the time appointed I will return unto said unto him.

thee, according to the time of life, and 24 And Abraham was ninety years old Sarah shall have a son. and nine, when he was circumcised in 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughthe flesh of his foreskin.

ed not ; for she was afraid. “And he said, 3 And Ishmael his son was thirteen | Nay; but thou didst laugh. years old, when he was circumcised in 16 And the men rose up from thence, the flesh of his foreskin.

and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham 26 In the self-same day was Abraham went with them to bring them on the circumcised, and Ishmael his son.

way. 27 And all the men of his house, born 17 | And the Lord said, Shall I hide in the house, and bought with money of from Abraham that thing which I do ; the stranger, were circumcised with him. 18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely CHAP. XVIII.

become a great and mighty nation, and 1.Abraham entertaineth three angels. 9 Sa | all the nations of the earth shall be blessed rah's laughter. 17 Sodom's destruction in him ? revealed to Abraham. 23 His intercession. 19 For I know him, that he will comAND the LORD appeared unto him in mand his children and his household after

the plains of Mamre: and he sat in him, and they shall keep the way of the the tent door in the heat of the day; LORD, to do justice and judgment ; that

2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked, || the Lord may bring upon Abraham that and lo, three men stood by him : and which he hath spoken of him. when he saw them, he ran to meet them 20 And the LORD said, Because the from the tent door, and bowed himself | cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, toward the ground,

and because their sin is very grievous ; 3 And said, My lord, if now I have 21 I will go down now, and see whether found favour in thy sight, pass not away, they have done altogether according to I pray thee, from thy servant :

the cry of it, which is come unto me ; 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be and if not, I will know. fetched, and wash your feet, and rest 22 And the men turned their faces from yourselves under the tree :

thence, and went toward Sodom : but 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, Abraham stood yet before the LORD. and comfort ye your hearts ; after that 23 s And Abraham drew near, and you shall pass on : for therefore are ye said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous come to your servant. And they said, with the wicked ? So do, as thou hast said.

24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent within the city : Wilt thou also destroy nito Sarah, and said, Make ready quick and not spare the place for the fifty k three measures of fine meal, knead it, righteous that are therein ? and make cakes upon the hearth.

25 That be far from thee to do after 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, this manner, to slay the righteous with and fetched a calf tender and good, and the wicked : and that the righteous should save it unto a young man ; and he hast || be as the wicked, that be far from thee : ed to dress it.

Shall not the Judge of all the earth do 8 And he took butter, and milk, and right? the calf which he had dressed, and set it 26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodbefore them; and he stood by them un- om fifty righteous within the city, then I der the tree, and they did eat.

will spare all the place for their sakes. 99 And they said unto him, Where is ll 27 And Abraháin answered and said,

20 Lot entertaineth two angels. GENESIS.

Lot directed to flee. Behold now, I have taken upon me to do ye to them as is good in your eyes : speak unto the LORD, which am but dust only unto these men do nothing ; for and ashes :

therefore came they under the shadow 28 Peradventure there shall lack five of my roof. of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy 9 And they said, Stand back. And they all the city for lack of five? And he said, I said again, This one fellow came in to soIf I find there forty and five, I will not journ, and he will needs be a judge : now destroy it.

will we deal worse with thee than with 29 And he spake unto him yet again, them. And they pressed sore upon the and said, Peradventure there shall be man, even Lot, and came near to break forty found there. And he said, I will the door. not do it for forty's sake.

10 But the men put forth their hand, 30 And he said unto him, Oh, let not the and pulled Lot into the house to them, Lord be angry, and I will speak: Perad- and shut to the door. venture there shall thirty be found there. 11 And they smote the men that were And he said, I will not do it, if I find at the door of the house with blindness, thirty there.

both small and great : so that they wea31 And he said, Behold now, I have | ried themselves to find the door. taken upon me to speak unto the Lord : 12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast Peradventure there thall be twenty found thou here any besides? son-in-law, and thy there. And he said, I will not destroy it sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever for twenty's sake.

thou hast in the city, bring thein out of 32 And he said, Oh, let not the Lord this place: be angry, and I will speak yet but this 13 For we will destroy this place, beonce : Peradventure ten shall be found cause the cry of them is waxen great bethere. And he said, I will not destroy it | fore the face of the LORD ; and the LORD for ten's sake.

hath sent us to destroy it. 33 And the LORD went his way, as | 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto soon as he had left communing with his sons-in-law, which married his daughAbraham ; and Abraham returned unto ters, and said, Up, get ye out of this his place.

place; for the LORD will destroy this city: CHAP. XIX.

but he seemed as one that mocked unto his 1 Lot entertaineth two angels. 24 Sodom sons-in-law,

and Gomorrah destroyed. 26 Lot's wife 15 And when the morning arose, then punished. 31 His incest.

the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, Å ND there came two angels to Sodom take thy wife, and thy two daughters A at even ; and Lot sat in the gate of which are here ; lest thou be consumed Sodom; and Lot seeing them, rose up to in the iniquity of the city. meet them; and he bowed himself with 16 And while he lingered, the men his face towards the ground;

laid hold upon his hand, and upon the 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, || hand of his wife, and upon the hand of turn in, I pray you, into your servant's || his two daughters; the LORD being merhouse, and tarry all night, and wash your ciful unto him: and they brought him feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on forth, and set him without the city. your ways. And they said, Nay ; but we 17 And it came to pass, when they had will abide in the street all night.

brought them forth abroad, that he said, 3 And he pressed upon them greatly ; || Escape for thy life : look not behind thee, and they turned in unto him, and en- neither stay thou in all the plain : escape tered into his house ; and he made them to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, and they did eat.

my Lord ! 4 | But before they laid down, the men 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found of the city, even the men of Sodom, com- grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnipassed the house round, both old and tied thy mercy, which thou hast shewed young, all the people from every quarter: unto me in saving my life : and I cannot

5 And they called unto Lot, and said escape to the mountain, lest some evil unto him, Where are the men which take me, and I die : came in to thee this night? bring them 20 Behold now, this city is near to flee out unto us, that we may know them. unto, and it is a little one : Oh, let me es

6 And Lot went out at the door unto cape thither! (Is it not a little one ) and them, and shut the door after him, my soul shall live.

7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do 21 And he said unto him, See, I have not so wickedly.

accepted thee concerning this thing also, 8 Behold now, I have two daughters that I will not overthrow this city, for the which have not known man ; let me, I which thou hast spoken. pray you, bring them out into you, and 22 Haste thee, escape thither ; for I

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CHAP. XX. Abraham's wife restored. 21 cannot do any thing till thou be come ||

CHAP. XX. thither : therefore the name of the city 12 Abraham denieth his wife, and loseth was called Zoar,

her. 14 Abimelech restoreth her. 23 The sun was risen upon the earth | AND Abraham journeyed from thence when Lot entered into Zoar.

A toward the south country, and dwell24 Then the LORD rained upon Soc W ed between Kadesh and Shur, and sojournom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and ed in Gerar. fire from the LORD out of heaven;

2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, 25 And he overthrew those cities, and she is my sister : and Abimelech king of all the plain, and all the inhabitants of Gerar sent and took Sarah. the cities, and that which grew upon the S But God came toAbimelech in a dream grund.

by night, and said to him, Behold, thou 26 But his wife looked back from be | art but a dead man, for the woman which hind him, and she became a pillar of salt. thou hast taken : for she is a man's wife.

27 1 And Abrabam gat up early in the 4 But Abimelech had not come near morning to the place where he stood be her: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay fore the LORD:

also a righteous nation ? 28 And he looked toward Sodom and 5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the land she, even she herself said, He is my plain, and beheld, and lo, the smoke of brother: in the integrity of my heart, and the country went up as the smoke of a innocency of my hands have I done this. furnace.

6 And God said unto him in a dream, 29 And it came to pass, when God || Yea, I know that thou didst this in the destroyed the cities of the plain, that integrity of thy heart ; for I also withGod remembered Abraham, and sent Lot || held thee from sinning against me: thereout of the midst of the overthrow, when fore suffered I thee not to touch her. he overthrew the cities in the which Lot W 7 Now therefore restore the man his dwelt.

wife, for he is a prophet, and he shall 30 f And Lot went up out of Zoar, and pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if dwelt in the mountain, and his two thou restore her not, know thou that thou daughters with him ; for he feared to shalt surcly die, thou and all that are dwell in Loar : and he dwelt in a cave, thine. be, and his two daughters.

8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in $1 f And the first-born said unto the || the morning, and called all his servants, yamger, Our father is old, and there is and told all these things in their ears : DC a man in the earth to come in unto us || and the men were sore afraid. after the manner of all the earth :

9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, 32 Come, let us make our father drink and said unto him, What hast thou done wine, and we will lie with him, that we | unto us and what have I offended thee, may preserve seed of our father.

that thou hast brought on me and on my 33 And they made their father drink kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds sine that night, and the first-born went | unto me that ought not to be done. in and lay with her father, and he per 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, ceived not when she lay down, nor when What sawest thou, that thou hast done she arose.

this thing? 34 And it came to pass on the morrow 11 And Abraham said, Because I that the first-born said unto the younger, thought, surely the fear of God is not in Behold, I lay yesternight with my father : | this place; and they will slay me for my let us make him drink wine this night || wife's sake. also: and go thou in, and lie with him, 12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she that we may preserve seed of our fa is the daughter of my father, but not the ther.

daughter of my mother : and she became 35 And they made their father drink my wife. wine that night also: and the younger 13 And it came to pass, when God amee, and lay with him; and he perceiv caused me to wander from my father's id not when she lay down, nor when she house, that I said unto her, This is thy

kindness which thou shalt shew unto me : 36 Thus were both the daughters of at every place whither we shall come, say Lot with child by their father.

of me, He is my brother. 37 And the first-born bare a son, and 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and called his name Moab: the same is the oxen, and men-servants, and women-sertather of the Moabites unto this day. vants, and gave them unto Abraham, and

38 And the younger, she also bare a restored him Sarah his wife. on, and called his name Ben-ammi: the 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my Same is the father of the children of Amr land is before thee: dwell where it pleasTid unto this day,

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Abimelech's covenant. 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I, tle, and she cast the child under one of have given thy brother a thousand pieces the shrubs. of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering 16 And she went, and sat her down of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, over against him, a good way off, as it and with all other : thus she was reprov were a bow-shot : for she said, Let me

not see the death of the child. And she 17 So Abraham prayed unto God: sat over against him, and lifted up her and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, voice, and wept. and his maid-servants; and they bare 17 And God lieard the voice of the children.

|| lad ; and the angel of God called to Ha18 For the Lord had fast closed up all gar out of heaven, and said unto her, the wombs of the house of Abimelech, | What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not ; for because of Sarah Abraham's wife. God hath heard the voice of the lad CHAP. XXI.

where he is. 2 Isaac is born. 9 Hagar and Ishmael 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him

are cast forth. 22 Abimelech's cove- in thine hand : for I will make him a . nant with Abraham.

great nation. ' AND the LORD visited Sarah as he had 19 And God opened her eyes, and she H said, and the Lord did unto Sarah saw a well of water : and she went, and as he had spoken.

filled the bottle with water, and gave the 2 For Sarah conceived and bare A-| lad drink. braham a son in his old age, at the set 20 And God was with the lad; and he time of which God had spoken to him. grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and

3 And Abraham called the name of his became an archer. son that was born unto him, whom Sarah 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of bare to him, Isaac.

Paran : and his mother took him a wife 4 And Abraham circumcised his son out of the land of Egypt. Isaac, being eight days old, as God had | 22 || And it came to pass at that time, commanded him.

that Abimelech and Phichol the chief cap5 And Abraham was an hundred years tain of his host spake unto Abraham, sayold, when his son Isaac was born unto him. ing, God is with thee in all that thou do

6 And Sarah said, God hath made me i est : to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh | 23 Now therefore swear unto me here with me.

by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely 7 And she said, Who would have said with me, nor with my son, nor with my unto Abraham, that Sarah should have | son's son : but according to the kindness given children suck ? for I have born him that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do a son in his old age.

unto me, and to the land wherein thou 8 And the child grew, and was weaned: hast sojourned. and Abraham made a great feast the same \ 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. day that Isaac was weaned.

25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech 9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar because of a well of water, which Abimethe Egyptian, which she had born unto | lech's servants had violently taken away. , Abraham, mocking.

26 And Abimelech said, 'I wot not who 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, | hath done this thing: neither didst thou Cast out this bond-woman, and her son : || tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but tofor the son of this bond-woman shall not day. be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, 11 And the thing was very grievous in and gave them unto Abimelech : and Abraham's sight, because of his son. both of them made a covenant.

12 9 And God said unto Abraham, Let | 28 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs it not be prievous in thy sight, because of of the flock by themselves. thie lad, and because of thy bond-woman; || 29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, || What mean these seven ewe-lambs, which hearken unto her voice : for in Isaac shall thou hast set by themselves ? thy seed be called.

SO And he said, For these seven ewe13 And also of the son of the bond-wom- | lambs shalt thou take off my hand, that an will I make a nation, because he is they may be a witness unto me, that I thy seed.

have digged this well. 14 And Abraham rose up early in the 31 Wherefore he called that place morning, and took bread, and a bottle of || Beer-sheba ; because there they sware water, and gave it unto Hagar (putting it | both of them. on her shoulder) and the child, and sent 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beerlier away: and she departed, and wander- sheba : then Abimelech rose up, and Phiecl in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

chol the chief captain of his host, and they 15 And the water was spent in the bot-Il returned into the land of the Philistines,

Abraham offereth Isaac. CHAP. XXII, XXIII. Sarah's age and death. 23

3 And Abraham planted a grove in this day, In the mount of the Lord it Beer-sheba, and called there on the name shall be seen. of the LORD, the everlasting Gal.

15 And the angel of the LORD called 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Phil- unto Abraham out of heaven the second istines land many days.

time, CHAP. XXII.

16 And said, By myself have I sworn, 3.Abraham offering Isaac, 12 is stayed by saith the LORD, for because thou hast an angel: he is blessed again. 20 The | done this thing, and hast not withheld thy generation of Nahor unto Rebekah. son, thine only son : AND it came to pass after these things, 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and A that God did tempt Abraham, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as said unto him, Abraham : and he said, the stars of the heaven, and as the sand Behold, here I am.

which is upon the sea short; and thy 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine seed shall possess the gate of his enemies ; anly son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get 18 And in thy seeri shall all the nations thee into the land of Moriah ; and offer of the earth be blessed : because thou hast him there for a burnt-offering upon one of obeyed my voice. the mountains which I will tell thee of. 19 So Abraham returned unto his young

js And Abraham rose up early in the men, and they rose up, and went togethmorning, and saddled his ass, and took || er to Beer-sheba ; and Abraham dwelt two of his young men with him, and Isaac at Beer-sheba. his son, and clave the wood for the burnt 20 | And it came to pass after these offering, and rose up, and went unto the things, that it was told Abraham, saying. place of which God had told him.

Behold, Milcah, she hath also born chu4 Then on the third day Abraham lift- dren unto thy brother Nahor ; ed up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 21 Huz his first-born, and Buz his broth

5 And Abraham said unto his young er, and Kemuel the father of Aram, men, Abide you here with the ass, and I | 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildaslı, and the lad will go yonder and worship, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. and come again to you.

23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah : these 6 And Abraham took the wood of the eight Milcah did bear to Nahor Abraburnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his | ham's brother. son; and he took the fire in his hand, il 24 And his concubine, whose name was and a knife : and they went both of them Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gatogether.

ham, and Thahash, and Maachah. 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his !

CHAP. XXIII. father, and said, My father: and he said, 1 Sarah's age and death. 3 The purchase of Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold Machpelah, 19 where Sarah was burica. the fire and the wood : but where is the LAND Sarah was an hundred and seven lamb for a burnt-offering?

11 and twenty years old : these were the 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will 1 years of the life of Sarah. provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offer 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba ; the ing: so they went both of them together. same is Hebron in the land of Canaan :

9 And they came to the place which || and Abraham came to mourn for Saralı, God had told him of ; and Abraham built and to weep for her. an altar there, and laid the wood in or 31 And Abraham stood up from before der; and bound Isaac his son, and laid || his dead, and spake unto the sons of Hetli, him on the altar upon the wood.

saying, 10 And Abraham stretched forth his 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with band, and took the knife to slay his son. you : give me a possession of a burving

11 And the angel of the LORD called place with you, that I may bury my dead into him out of heaven, and said, Abra- | out of my sight. bam, Abraham. And he said, Here am I. 5 And the children of Heth answered

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand | Abraham, saying unto him, w the lad, neither do thou any thing 6 Hear us, my lord ; thou art a mighty wato him : for now I know that thou fear- | prince among us : in the choice of our * God, seeing thou hast not withheld sepulchres bury thy dead: none of us shall thy san, thinc only son from me.

withliold from thce his sepulchre, but that

thou mayest bury thy dead. and looked, and behold, behind him a ram 7 And Abraham stood up and bowed caught in a thicket by his horns : and himself to the people of the land, even to Abraham went and took the ram, and the children of Heth. offered him up for a burnt-offering in the | 8 And he communed with them, saying, stead of his son.

If it be your mind that I should bury my 14 And Abraham called the name of dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat that place Jehovah-jireh : as it is said to "for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,

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