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Lot's house beset.

GENESIS.

Sodor burnt. compassed the house round, both old had brought them forth abroad, that he and young, all the people from every said, Escape for thy life, look not behind quarter.

thee, neither stay thou in all the plain : 5 And they called unto Lot, and said escape to the mountain, lest thou be unto him, Where are the men which consumed. came in to thee this night ? bring them 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh not so, out unto us, that we may know them. my Lord.

6 And Lot went out at the door unto 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found them, and shut the door after him, grace in thy sight, and thou hast mag.

7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do nified thy mercy, which thou hast not so wickedly.

shewed unto me, in saving my life, and 8 Behold now, I have two daughters, I cannot escape to the mountain, lest which have not known man ; let me, I some evil take me, and I die. pray you, bring them out unto you, 20 Behold now, this city is near to flee and do ye to them, as is good in your unto, and it is a little one : Oh let me eyes : only unto these men do nothing : escape thither, (is it not a little one ?) for therefore came they under the shadow and my soul shall live. of my roof.

21 And he said unto him, See, I have 9 And they said, Stand back. And accepted thee concerning this thing, they said again, This one fellow came that I will not overthrow this city, for in to sojourn, and he will needs be a the which thou hast spoken. Judge: Now will we deal worse with 22 Haste thee, escape thither : for I thee, than with them. And they pressed cannot do any thing till the be come sore upon the man, even Lot, and came thither : therefore the name of the city near to break the door.

was called Zoar. 10 But the men put forth their hand, 23 | The sun was risen upon the and pulled Lot into the house to them, earth, when Lot entered into Zoar. and shut to the door.

24 Then the LORD rained upon 11 And they smote the men that were Sodom and upon Gomorrah, brimstone at the door of the house, with blindness, and fire, from the LORD out of heaven. both small and great : so that they wea. 25 And he overthrew those cities, and ried themselves to find the door.

all the plain, and all the inhabitants of 12 1 And the men said unto Lot, the cities, and that which grew upon Hast thou here any besides ? son in the ground. - law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, 26 T But his wife looked back from be. and whatsoever thou hast in the city, hind him, and she became a pillar of salt. bring them out of this place.

27 [ And Abraham gat up early in the
13 For we will destroy this place, be morning, to the place, where he stood
cause the cry of them is waxen great before the LORD.
before the face of the LORD: and the 28 And he looked toward Sodom and
LORD hath sent us to destroy it. Gomorrah, and toward all the land of

14 And Lot went out, and spake unto the plain, and beheld, and lo, the smoke
his sons in law, which married his of the country went up as the smoke of
daughters, and said, Up, get ye out of a furnace.
this place : for the LORD will destroy 29 ( And it came to pass, when God
this city: but he seemed as one that destroyed the cities of the plain, that
mocked, unto his sons in law.

God remembered Abraham, and sent
15 [ And when the morning arose, Lot out of the midst of the overthrow,
then the angels hastened Lot, saying, when he overthrew the cities, in the
Arise, take thy wife, and thy two which Lot dwelt.
daughters, which are here, lest thou be 30 1 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and
consumed in the iniquity of the city. dwelt in the mountain, and his two

16 And while he lingered, the men daughters with him: for he feared to
laid hold upon his hand, and upon the dwell in Zoar, and he dwelt in a cave,
hand of his wife, and upon the hand of he and his two daughters.
his two daughters, the LORD being 31 And the first born said unto the
merciful unto him: and they brought younger, Our father is old, and there is
him forth, and set him without the city. not a man in the earth, to come in unto
17 1 And it came to pass, when they us, after the manner of all the earth.

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CHAP. XX, XXI.

Abraham in Gerar. 32 Come, let us make our father drink thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that wine, and we will lie with him, that we are thine. may preserve seed of our father.

8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in 33 And they made their father drink the morning, and called all his servants, wine that night, and the first born went and told all these things in their ears : in, and lay with her father : and he per- and the men were sore afraid. ceived not, 'when she lay down, nor 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, when she arose.

and said unto him, What hast thou done 34 And it came to pass on the morrow, unto us? and what have I offended thee, that the first born said unto the younger, that thou hast brought on me, and on my Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: kingdom a great sin ? thou hast done let us make him drink wine this night deeds unto me that ought not to be also, and go thou in, and lie with him, done. that we may preserve seed of our father. 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham,

35 And they made their father drink What sawest thou, that thou hast done wine that night also, and the younger this thing? arose, and lay with him: and he per. 11 And Abraham said, Because I ceived not, when she lay down, nor thought, Surely the fear of God is not when she arose.

in this place : and they will slay me for 36 Thus were both the daughters of my wife's sake. Lot with child by their father.

12 And yet indeed she is my sister : 37 And the first born bare a son, and she is the daughter of my father, but called his name Moab: the same is the not the daughter of my mother; and she father of the Moabites unto this day. became my wife.

38 And the younger, she also bare a 13 And it came to pass when God son, and called his name, Ben-ammi : caused me to wander from my father's the same is the father of the children of house, that I said unto her, This is thy Ammon, unto this day.

kindness which thou shalt shew unto CHAP. XX.

me; at every place whither we shall Abraham sojourneth at Gerar. come, say of me, He is my brother. А?

ND Abraham journeyed from 14 And Abimelech took sheep and

thence, toward the South-Coun. oxen, and men-servants, and womentry, and dwelled between Kadesh and servants, and gave them unto Abraham, Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.

and restored him Sarah his wife. 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my wife, She is my sister : and Abimelech land is before thee ; dwell where it King of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. pleaseth thee.

3 But God came to Abimelech in a 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I dream by night, and said to him, Be have given thy brother a thousand pieces hold, thou art but a dead man, for the of silver : behold, he is to thee a coverwoman which thou hast taken : for she ing of the eyes, unto all that are with is a man's wife.

thee, and with all other : thus she was 4 But Abimelech had not come near reproved. her: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay 17 5 So Abraham prayed unto God : also a righteous nation ?

and God healed Abimelech, and his 5 Said he not unto me, She is my sis wife, and his maid-servants, and they ter ? and she, even she herself said, He bare children. is my brother: in the integrity of my

18 For the LORD had fast closed up heart, and innocency of my hands have all the wombs of the house of Abime. I done this.

lech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife. 6 And God said unto him in a dream,

CHAP. XXI. Yea, I know that thou didst this in the

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7 Now therefore restore the man his 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abrawife : for he is a Prophet, and he shall ham a son in his old age, at the set time, pray for thee, and thou shalt live : and of which God had spoken to him. if thou restore her not, know thou that! 3 And Abraham called the name o,

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GENESIS.

Hagar comforted. his son, that was born unto him, whom in thine hand: for I will make him a Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

great nation. 4 And Abraham circumcised his son 19 And God opened her eyes, and she Isaac, being eight days old, as God had saw a well of water, and she went, and commanded him.

filled the bottle with water, and gave 5 And Abraham was a hundred years the lad drink. old, when his son Isaac was born unto 20 And God was with the lad, and he him.

grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and 6 | And Sarah said, God hath made became an archer. me to laugh, 80 that all that hear, will 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of laugh with me.

Paran : and his mother took him a wife 7 And she said, Who would have said out of the land of Egypt. unto Abraham, that Sarah should have 22 I And it came to pass at that time, given children suck ? for I have borne that Abimelech and Phichol the chief him a son in his old age.

captain of his host spake unto Abraham, 8 And the child grew, and was wean. saying, God is with thee in all that thou ed: and Abraham made a great feast, doest. the same day that Isaac was weaned. 23 Now therefore swear unto me here 9 1 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar by God, that thou will not deal falsely the Egyptian, which she had borne unto with me, nor with my son, nor with my Abraham, mocking.

son's son: but according to the kindness 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, that I have done unto thee, thou shalt Cast out this bond woman, and her son : do unto me, and to the land wherein for the son of this bond woman shall not thou hast sojourned. be heir with my son, even with Isaac. 24 And Abraham said, I will swear.

11 And the thing was very grievous in 25 And Abraham reproved Abime. Abraham's sight, because of his son. lech, because of a well of water, which

12 1 And God said unto Abraham, Let Abimelech's servants had violently ta. it not be grievous in thy sight, because ken away. of the lad, and because of thy bond wo. 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who

In all that Sarah hath said unto hath done this thing: neither didst thou thee, hearken unto her voice : for in tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to Isaac shall thy seed be called.

day. 13 And also, of the son of the bond 27 And Abraham took sheep and woman will I make a nation, because oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech: he is thy seed.

and both of them made a covenant. 14 And Abraham rose up early in the 28 And Abraham set morning, and took bread, and a bottle lambs of the flock by themselves. of water, and gave it unto Hagar, (put. 29 And Abimelech said unto Abra. ting it on her shoulder,) and the child, ham, What mean these seven and sent her away: and she departed, lambs, which thou hast set by them. and wandered in the wilderness of Beer- eelves ? sheba.

30 And he said, For these seven ewe 15 And the water was spent in the lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that bottle, and she cast the child under one they may be a witness unto me, that I of the shrubs.

have digged this well. 16 And she went, and sat her down 31 Wherefore he called that place, over against him, a good way off, as it Beer-sheba: because there they sware were a bow shot : for she said, Let me both of them. not see the death of the child. And she 32 Thus they made a covenant at sat over against him, and lifted up her Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, voice, and wept.

and Phichol the chief captain of his host, 17 And God heard the voice of the and they returned into the land of the lad, and the Angel of God called to Philistines. Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, 33 And Abraham planted a grove in What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not: for Beer-sheba, and called there on the name God hath heard the voice of the lad, of the LORD, the everlasting God. where he is.

34 And Abraham sojourned in the 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him | Philistines' land, many days.

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CHAP. XXII.

| and offered him up for a burnt offeris Abraham is tempted to offer Isaac.

in the stead of his son. Α'

ND it came to pass after these 14 And Abraham called the name

things, that God did tempt Abra- that place Jehovah-jireh, as it is said ham, and said unto him, Abraham. this day, In the mount of the LORD And he said, Behold, here I am.

shall be seen. 2 And he said, Take now thy son, 15 [ And the Angel of the LOR thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, called unto Abraham out of heaven th and get thee into the land of Moriah : second time, and offer him there for a burnt offering 16 And said, By myself have I sworn upon one of the mountains which I saith the LORD, for because thou has will tell thee of.

done this thing, and hast not withheld 3 [ And Abraham rose up early in thy son, thine only son, the morning, and saddled his ass, and 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, took two of his young men with him, and in multiplying, I will multiply thy and Isaac his son, and clave the wood seed as the stars of the heaven, and ag for the burnt offering, and rose up, and the sand which is upon the sea shore, went unto the place of which God had and thy seed shall possess the gate of told him.

his enemies. 4 Then on the third day Abraham 18 And in thy seed shall all the na. lifted up his eyes, and saw the place tions of the earth be blessed, because afar off.

thou hast obeyed my voice.
5 And Abraham said unto his young 19 So Abraham returned unto his
men, Abide you here with the ass, and young men, and they rose up, and went
I and the lad will go yonder and wors together to Beer-sheba, and Abraham
ship, and come again to you.

dwelt at Beer-sheba.
6 And Abraham took the wood of the 20 | And it came to pass after these
burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac things, that it was told Abralıam, say.
his son: and he took the fire in his ing, Behold Milcah, she hath also borne
hand, and a knife: and they went both children unto thy brother Nahor,
of them together.

21 Huz his first born, and Buz his bro.
7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his ther, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
father, and said, My father: and he 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pil.
said, Here am I, my son. And he said, dash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
Behold the fire and wood: but where 23 And Bethuel begat Rebecca : these
is the lamb for a burnt offering? eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abra.

8 And Abraham said, My son, God will ham's brother.
provide himself a lamb for a burnt offer. 24 And his concubine whose name
ing: 80 they went both of them together. was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and
9 And they came to the place which Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
God had told him of, and Abraham

CHAP. XXIII.
· built an altar there, and laid the wood The age and death of Sarah.
in order, and bound Isaac his son, and A seven and twenty years old : these

ND Sarah was a hundred and
laid him on the altar upon the wood.

10 And Abraham stretched forth his were the years of the life of Sarah.
hand, and took the knife to slay his son. 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba, the

11 And the Angel of the LORD call. same is Hebron in the land of Canaan :
ed unto him out of heaven, and said, And Abraham came to mourn for Sa.
Abraham, Abraham. And he said, rah, and to weep for her.
Here am I.

3 [ And Abraham stood up from be.
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand fore his dead, and spake unto the sons
upon the lad, neither do thou any thing of Heth, saying,
unto him: for now I know that thou 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with
fearest God, seeing thou hast not with you: give me a possession of a burying
held thy son, thine only son from me. place with you, that I may bury my

13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, dead out of my sight.
and looked, and behold, behind him a 5 And the children of Heth answered
Ram caught in a thicket by his horns : Abraham, saying unto him,
And Abraham went and took the ram, 6 Hear us, my Lord, thou art a mighty

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GENESIS.

a wife for Isaac. Prince amongst us: in the choice of our 19 And after this Abraham buried sepulchres bury thy dead: none of us Sarah his wife in the cave of the field shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, of Machpelah, before Mamre : the same but that thou mayest bury thy dead. is Hebron in the land of Canaan.

7 And Abraham stood up and bowed 20 And the field, and the cave that is himself to the people of the land, even therein, were made sure unto Abraham, to the children of Heth.

for a possession of a burying place, by 8 And he communed with them, say. the sons of Heth. ing, if it be your mind that I should

CHAP. XXIV. bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, Abraham sweareth his servant. and entreat for me to Ephron the son of AND Abraham was old and well

in age the LORD 9 That he may give me the cave of had blessed Abraham in all things. Machpelah, which he hath, which is 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest in the end of his field : for as much servant of his house, that ruled over all money as it is worth he shall give it me, that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand for a possession of a burying place under my thigh : amongst you.

3 And I will make thee swear by the 10 And Ephron dwelt amongst the LORD the God of heaven, and the God children of Heth. And Ephron the of the earth, that thou shalt not take a Hittite answered Abraham in the audi- wife unto my son of the daughters of the ence of the children of Heth, even of all Canaanites amongst whom I dwell. that went in at the gates of his city, 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, saying,

and to my kindred, and take a wife 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field unto my son Isaac. give I thee, and the cave that is therein, 5 And the servant said unto him, Per. I give it thee, in the presence of the adventure the woman will not be willing Bons of my people give I it thee: bury to follow me unto this land : must I thy dead.

needs bring thy son again, unto the land 12 And Abraham bowed down him- from whence thou camest? self before the people of the land. 6 And Abraham said unto him, Be.

13 And he spake unto Ephron in the ware thou, that thou bring not my son audience of the people of the land, say. thither again. ing, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, 7 I The LORD God of heaven which hear me: I will give thee money for the took me from my father's house, and field: take it of me, and I will bury my from the land of my kindred, and which dead there.

spake unto me, and that sware unto me, 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this saying unto him,

land, he shall send his Angel before 15 My lord, hearken unto me: the thee, and thou shalt take a wite unto my land is worth four hundred shekels of son from thence. silver: what is that betwixt me and 8 And if the woman will not be willing thee? bury therefore thy dead.

to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear 16 And Abraham hearkened unto from this my oath : only bring not my Ephron, and Abraham weighed to son thither again. Ephron the silver, which he had nam. 9 And the servant put his hand under ed, in the audience of the sons of Heth, the thigh of Abraham his master, and four hundred shekels of silver, current sware to him concerning that matter. money with the merchant.

10 And the servant took ten camels, 17 † And the field of Ephron which of the camels of his master, and depart, was in Machpelah, which was before ed, (for all the goods of his master were Mamre, the field and the cave which in his hand) and he arose, and went to was therein, and all the trees that were Mesopotannia, unto the city of Nahor. in the field, that were in all the borders 11 And he made his camels to kneel round about, were made sure

down without the city, by a well of wa. 18 Unto Abraham for a possession in ter, at the time of the evening, even the the presence of the children of Heth, time that women go out to draw water. before all that went in at the gates of 12 And he said, O LORD, God of my his city.

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