God's promise.

Abram and Lot.

CHAP. XIII, XIV. 18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and the plain, and pitched his tent toward said, What is this that thou hast done Sodom. unto me? Why didst thou not tell me, 13 But the men of Sodom were wick. that she was thy wife?

ed, and sinners before the LORD ex. 19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister ? ceedingly. so I might have taken her to ine to wife: 14 T And the LORD said unto Abram, now therefore behold, thy wife, take after that Lot was separated from him, her and go thy way.

Lift up now thine eyes, and look from 20 And Pharaoh commanded his men the place where thou art, northward, concerning him: and they sent him and southward, and eastward, and away, and his wife, and all that he had. westward. CHAP. XIII.

13 For all the land which thou seest, Abram and Lot return out of Egypt. to thee will I give it, and to thy seed AND Abram went up out of Egypt, forever,

he and his wife, and that he 16 And I will make thy sced as the had, and Lot with him, into the south. dust of the earth : so that if a man can

2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, nunber the dust of the earth, then shall in silver, and in gold.

thy seed also be numbered. 3 And he went on his journeys from 17 Arise, walk through the land, in the south, even to Beth-cl, unto the place the length of it, and in the breadth of it: where his tent had been at the begin. for I will give it unto thee. ning, between Betli-el and Hai:

18 Then Abram removed his tent, and 4 Unto the place of the altar, which came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, he had made there at the first : and which is in Hebron, and built there an there Abram called on the name of the altar unto the LORD. LORD.

CHAP. XIV. 5 And Lot also which went with The battle of four Kings against five. Abram, had flocks and herds, and tents. ND it came to pass in the days of

6 And the land was not able to bear Amraphel King of Shinar, Arioch them, that they might dwell together: King of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer King of for their substance was great, so that Elam, and Tidal King of nations : they could not dwell together.

2 That these made war with Bera 7 And there was a strife between the King of Sodom, and with Birsha King herdmen of Abrani's cattle, and the of Gomorrah, Shinab King of Admah, herdmen of Lot's cattle: And the Ca and Shemeber King of Zcboim, and naanite, and the Perizzite dwelled then the King of Bela, which is Zoar. in the land.

3 All these were joined together in the 8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let vale of Siddim ; which is the salt Sea. there be no strife, I pray thee, between 4 Twelve years they served Chedorla. me and thee, and between my herdmen omer, and in the thirteenth year they re. and thy herdmen: for we be brethren. belled.

9 Is not the whole land before thee? 5 And in the fourteenth year came Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: Chodorlaoner, and the Kings that were if thou wilt take the left hand, then I with him, and gmote the Replinims, in will go to the right: or if thou depart to Ashtooth Karnaiin, and the Zuzims in the right hand, then I will go to the left. Iam, and the Emims in Shavel Kiria.

10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and thaim; beheld all the plain of Jorılan, that it 6 and the Horites in their mount Seir, was well watered every where, before unto El-Paran, which is by the wilderthe Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomor- ness. rah, even as the garden of the LORD, 7 And they returned, and came to En. like the land of Egypt, as thou comest mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote unto Zoar.

all the country of the Amalekites, and 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain also the 'Amorites, that dwelt in Haze. of Jordan: and Lot journeyed east; zon-tamar. and they separated themselves the one 8 And there went out the King of So. from the other.

dom, and the King of Gomorrah, and 12 Abram dwelled in the land of Ca. the King of Admah, and the King of naan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of Zeboim, and the King of Bela, (the 2



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Abram's vision. me is Zoar) and they joined battle even to a shoe latchet, and that I will th them, in the vale of Siddim, not take any thing that is thine, lest thou

With Chedorlaomer the King of shouldest say, I have made Abram rich: Lam, and with Tidal King of nations, 24 Save only that which the young od Amraphel King of Shinar, and Ari. men have eaten, and the portion of the ch King of Ellasar; four Kings with men which went with me, Aner, Esh

col, and Mamre; let them take their 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of portion. ime-pits : and the Kings of Sodom and

CHAP. XV. Gomorrah fled, and fell there : and they God encourageth Abram. hat remained, fled to the mountain.

AFTER these things, the word of the 11 And they took all the goods of So. LORD came dom and Gomorrah, and all their victu- sion, saying; Fear not, Abram: I am als, and went their way.

thy shield, and thy exceeding great re. 12 And they took Lot, Abram's bro. ward. ther's son, (who dwelt in Sodom) and 2 And Abram said, Lord GOD, what his goods, and departed.

wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless ? 13 [ And there came one that had es. and the steward of my house is this Elicaped, and told Abram the Hebrew, for azer of Damascus. he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the 3 And Abram said; Behold, to me Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother thou hast given no seed : and lo, one of Aner: and these were confederate born in my house is mine heir. with Abram.

4 And behold, the word of the LORD 14 And when Abram heard that his came unto him, saying; This shall not brother was taken captive, he armed his be thine heir : but he that shall come trained servants born in his own house, forth out of thy own bowels, shall be three hundred and eighteen, and pur. thine heir. sued thein unto Dan.

5 And he brought him forth abroad, 15 And he divided himself against and said, Look now toward heaven, them, he and his servants by night, and and tell the stars, if thou be able to smote them, and pursued them unto number them. And he said unto him, Hobah, which is on the left hand of Da. So shall thy seed be.

6 And he believed in the LORD; 16 And he brought back all the goods, and he counted it to him for righteousness. and also brought again his brother Lot, 7 And he said unto him ; I am the and his goods, and the women also, and LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the people.

the Chaldees, to give thee this land, to

And the king of Sodom went out inherit it.
to mcet him, (after his return from the 8 And he said, Lord GOD, whereby
slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the shall I know that I shall inherit it?
Kings that were with him) at the valley

9 And he said unto him, Take me a
of Shaveh, which is the King's dale. heifer of three years old, and a she goat

18 And Melchizedek King of Salem of three years old, and a ram of three
brought forth bread and wine : and he years old, and a turtle dove, and a young
was the Priest of the most high God. pigeon.

19 And he blessed him, and said; 10 And he took unto him all these,
Blessed be Abram of the most high God, and divided them in the midst, and laid
possessor of heaven and earth,

each piece one against another: but
20 And blessed be the most high God, the birds divided he not.
which hath delivered thine enemies into 11 And when the fowls came down
thy hand: and he gave him tithes of all. upon the carcasses, Abram drove them

21 And the King of Sodom said unto away.
Abram, give me the persons, and take 12 And when the sun was going
the goods to thyself.

down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram :
22 And Abram said to the King of and lo, a horror of great darkness fell
Sodom, I have lifted up my hand unto upon him.
the LORD, the most high God, the pos- 13 And he said unto Abram, Know
sessor of heaven and earth,

of a surety, that thy seed shall be a
23 That I will not take from a thread ( stranger, in a land that is not theirs, and



old age.


Hagar fleeth

Abraham. shall serve them, and they shall afflict | her by a fountain of water, in the wilder. them four hundred years.

ness, by the fountain, in the way to Shur: 14 And also that nation whom they 8 And he said, Hagar Sarai's maid, shall serve, will I judge: and afterward whence camest thou ? and whither wilt shall they come out with great substance. thou go? And she said, I flee from the

15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in face of my mistress Sarai. peace; thou shalt be buried in a good 9 And the Angel of the LORD said

unto her, Return to thy mistress, and 16 But in the fourth generation they submit thyself under her hands. shall come hither again : for the iniquity 10 And the Angel of the LORD said of the Amorites is not yet full.

unto her, I will multiply thy seed ex. 17 And it came to pass that when the ceedingly, that it shall not be numbered sun went down, and it was dark, behold, for multitude. a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp 11 And the Angel of the LORD said that passed between those pieces. unto her, Behold, thou art with child,

18 In that same day the LORD made and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his a covenant with Abram, saying; Unto name Ishmael ; because the LORD hath thy seed have I given this land from the heard thy affliction. river of Egypt unto the great river, the 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand river Euphrates :

will be against every man, and every 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, man's hand against him: and he shall and the Kadmonites :

dwell in the presence of all his brethren. 20 And the Hittites, and the Periz. 13 And she called the name of the zites, and the Rephaims,

LORD that spake unto her, Thou God 21 And the Amorites, and the Cana- seest me : for she said, Have I also here anites, and the Girgashites, and the looked after him that seeth me? Jebusites

14 Wherefore the well was called, CHAP. XVI.

Beer-lahai-roi: Behold, It is between Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Kadesh and Bered. Abram.

15.1 And Hagar bare Abram a son: OW

which childrenand she had a , , . an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. 16 And Abram was fourscore and six

2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to now, the LORD hath restrained me Abram. from bearing: I pray thee go in unto

CHAP. XVII. my maid : it may be that I may obtain God reneweth the Covenant. children by hers and Abram hearkened AD when Abram was ninety years of

old and 3 And Sarai Abram's wife, took Ha to Abram, and said unto him, I am the gar her maid, the Egyptian, aster Abram | almighty God, walk before me, and be had dwelt ten years in the land of Ca. thou perfect. naan, and gave her to her husband 2 And I will make my covenant beAbram, to be his wife.

tween me and thee, and will multiply 41 And he went in unto Hagar, and thee exceedingly. she conceived: And when she saw that 3 And Abram fell on his face, and God che had conceived, her mistress was de. talked with him, saying, spised in her eyes.

4 As for me, behold, my covenant is 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My with thee, and thou shalt be a father of wrong be upon thee: I have given my many nations. maid into thy bosom, and when she saw 5 Neither shall thy name any more be that she had conceived, I was despised called Abram, but thy name shall be in her eyes: the LORD judge between Abraham: for a father of many nations me and thee.

have I made thee. 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, 6 And I will make thee exceeding thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt and Kings shall come out of thee. hardly with her, she fled from her face. 7 And I will establish my covenant 79 And the Angel of the LORD found | between me and thee, and thy seed after



: Abram's wife bare him no and Abram called his son's name,

Oj Circumcision.


Three Angels thee, in their generations for an everlast-, with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto ing covenant, to be a God unto thee, and thee, at this set time, in the next year. to thy seed after thee.

22 And he left off talking with him, 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy and God went up from Abraham. seed after thee, the land wherein thou 23 And Abraham took Ishmael his art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, son, and all that were born in his house, for an everlasting possession, and I will and all that were bought with his money, be their God.

every male, among the men of Abra. 9 I And God said unto Abraham, hani's house, and circumcised the flesh Thou shalt keep my covenant there of their foreskin, in the self same day, fore, thou, and thy seed after thee, in as God had said unto him. their generations.

24 And Abraham was ninety years old 10 This is my covenant, which ye shall and nine, when he was circumcised in keep between me and you, and thy seed the fleshi of his foreskin. after thee : every man-child among you 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen shall be circumcised.

years old, when he was circumcised in 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of the flesh of his foreshin. your foreskin; and it shall be a token of 26 In the self same day was Abraham the covenant betwixt me and you. circumcised, and Ishinacl his son.

12 And he that is eight days old, shall 27 And all the men of his house, born be circumcised among you, every man. in the house, and bought with money of child in your generations, he that is born the stranger, were circumcised with him. in the house, or bought with money of

CHAP. XVIII. any stranger, which is not of thy seed. Abraham entertaineth three Angels.

13 Ile that is born in thy house, and ND the LORD appeared unto him he that is bought with thy money, must in the plains of Mamre: and he needs be circumcised : and iny covenant sat in the tent door, in the heat of the day. shall be in your flesh, for an everlasting 2 And he listed up his eyes and look. covenant.

ed, and lo, three men stood by hiin: and 14 And the uncircumcised man-child, when he saw them, he ran to meet them whose flesh of his foreskin is not circum- from the tent door, and bowed himself cised, that soul shall be cut off from his toward the ground, people : he hath broken my covenant. 3 And said, My Lord, If now I have

15 I And God said unto Abraham, found favour in thy sight, pass not away, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not I pray thee, from thy servant: call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be her name be.

fetched, and wash your feet, and rest 16 And I will bless her, and give thee yourselves under the trce : a son also of her: yea I will bless her, 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread; and she shall be a mother of nations; and comfort ye your hearts, after that Kings of people shall be of her. you shall pass on: for therefore are you

17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, come to your servant. And they said; and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall So do, as thou hast said. a child be born unto him that is a hun. 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent dred years old ? and shall Sarah that is unto Saralı, and said; Mahe ready quick. ninety years old, bear ?

ly three measures of fine meni, knead it, 18 And Abraham said unto God, o and make cakes upon the hearth. that Ishmael might live before thee. 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd,

19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall and fetched a calf, tender and good, bear thee a son indeed, and thou shalt and gave it unto a young man: and he call his name Isaac: and I will establish hasted to dress it. my covenant with him, for an everlasting 8 And he took butter, and milk, and covenant, and with his seed after him. the calf which he had dressed, and set

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard it before them ; and he stood by them thee: behold, I have blessed him, and will under the tree, and they did eat. make him fruitful, and will multiply him 9 | And they said unto him, Where exceedingly: twelve princes shall he be is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Be. get, and I will make him a great nation. hold, in the tent. 21 But my covenant will I establish 10 And he said, I will certainly return



the way:

Abraham prayeth


for the Sodomit unto thee according to the time of life ; be as the wicked, that be far from the and lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. Shall not the Judge of all the earth And Sarah heard it in the tent door, right? which was behind him.

26 And the LORD said, If I find 11 Now Abrahain and Sarah were old, Sodom fifty righteous, within the citand well stricken in age: and it ceased then I will spare all the place for the to be with Sarah afier the manner of sakes.

27 And Abraham answered, and said 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within her. Behold now, I have taken upon me te self, saying, After I am waxed old, shall speak unto the LORD, which am bu I have pleasure, my lord being old also ? | dust and ashes.

13 And the LORD said unto Abra. 28 Peradventure there shall lack five ham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, say. of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy ing, Shall I of a surely bear a child, all the city for lack of five ? And lie which am old ?

said, If I find there forty and five, I will 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? | not destroy it. At the time appointed will I return unto 29 And he spake unto him yet again, thee, according to the time of life, and and said, Peradventure there shall be Sarah shall have a son.

forty found there : and he said, I will 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laugh. not do it for forty's sake. ed not: for she was afraid. And he 30 And he said unto him, Oh let not said, Nay, but thou didst laugh. the Lord be angry, and I will speak:

16 [ And the men rose up from thence, Peradventure there shall thirty be found and looked toward Sodom: and Abra- there. And he said, I will not do it, if ham went with them, to bring them on I find thirty there.

31 And he said, Behold now, I have 17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide taken upon me to speak unto the Lord : from Abraham that thing which I do; Peradventure there shall be twenty

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely found there. And he said, I will not
become a great and mighty nation, and destroy it for twenty's sake.
all the nations of the earth shall be 32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord
blessed in him ?

be angry, and I will speak yet but this
19 For I know him, that he will com. once : Peradventure ten shall be found
mand his children, and his household there. And he said, I will not destroy
after him, and they shall keep the way it for ten's sake.
of the LORD, to do justice and judg. 33 And the LORD went his way, as
ment, that the LORD may bring upon soon as he had left communing with
Abraham, that which he hath spoken of Abraham: and Abraham returned unto

his place.
20 And the LORD said, Because the

cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, Lot entertaineth two Angels.
and because their sin is very grievouse AND there came two

angels to
, and

Sodom at even, and Lot sat in the whether they have done altogether ac- gate of Sodom : and Lot seeing them, cording to the cry of it, which is come rose up to meet them, and he bowed unto me: and if not, I will know. himself with his face toward the ground.

22 And the men turned their faces from 2 And he said, Behold now my Lords, thence, and went toward Sodom : but turn in, I pray you, into your servant's Abraham stood yet before the LORD. house, and tarry all night, and wash 23 T And Abraham drew near, and said, your fcet, and ye shall rise up early and Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with go on your ways. And they said, Nay: the wicked?

but we will abide in the street all night.
24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous 3 And he pressed upon them greatly,
within the city; wilt thou also destroy, and they turned in unto him, and enter.
and not spare the place for the fifty ed into his house : and he made them a
righteous, that are therein ?

feast, and did bake unleavened bread,
25 That be far from thee, to do after and they did eat.
this manner, to slay the righteous with 41 But before they lay down, the men
the wicked, and that the righteous should I of the city, even the men of Sodom,


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