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CHAP. XX.

11 And Abraham said, Because ND Abrahamy journeyed I thought, Sarely the fear of God south country, and dwelled be- slay me for my wife's sake. tween Kadesh and Shur, and so- f 12 And yet indeed sho is my oumed in Gerar.

sister; she is the daughter of my u 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his father, but not the daughter of my wife, She is my sister : And Abim-mother: and she became my wife. elech king of Ĝerar sent and took 13 And it came to pass, when Sarah.

God caused me to wander from v 3 But Goit came to Abimelech my father's house, that I said unto in a dream by night, and said to her, Tliis is thy kindness which him, Behold, thou art but a dead thou shalt shew unto me ; at eveman, for the woman which thou ry place whither we shall come, hast taken: for she is a man's wife. say of me, He is my brother.

4 But Abimelech liad not come c 14 And Abimelech took sheep, near her: and he said, Lord, wilt and oxen, and men-servants, and thou slay also a righteous nation ? women-servants, and gave them c'5 Said he not anto me, She is unto Abraham, and restored him my sister ? and she, even she her- Sarah his wife. self said, He is my brother: in 15 And Abimelech said, Behold. the integrity of my heart and inno- my land is before thee: dwell cency of my hands have I done this. where it pleaseth thee.

6 And God said unto him in a 16 And imto Sarah he said, Bedream, Yea; I know that thou hold, I have given thy brother a didst this in the integrity of thy thousand pieces of silver: behold, heart'; for I also withheld thee he is to ihee a covering of the from sinning against me: there- eyes unto all that are with thee, fore suffered I thee not to touch and with all other : thus she was hers

reproved. d 7 Now therefore restore the m 17 & So Abraham prayed unto man his wife ; for he is a prophet, God: and God healed Abimelech, and he shall pray for thee, and and his wife, and his maid-serthou shalt live: and if thou re- vants; and they bare children. store her not, know thou that thon 18 For the LORD had fast clog. shalt surely die, thou and all that ed up all the wombs of the house are thine.

of Abimelech, because of Sarah, f& Therefore Abimelech rose Abraham's wife. carly in the morning, and called

CHAP. XXI. all bis servants, and told all these things in their ears : and the men as he had said, and the were sore afraid.

LORD did unto Sarah as he had # 9. Then Abimelech called A- spoken. braham, and said unto him, What a 2 For Sarah conceived, and hast thou done unto us? and what bare Abraham à son in his old have It offended thee, that thou age, at the set time of which God last brought on me and on my had spoken to him. kingdom a great sin ? thou hast n 3 And Abraham called the name done deeds onto me that ought of his son that was born unto him 0100 to be done.

whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. 10 And Abimelech said unto d 4 And Abraham circumcised his Abraham, What isawest thou, that son Isaac, being eight days old, as thou hast done this thing ? God had commanded him.

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f5 And Abraham was a hundred over against him, and lifted up years old, when his son Isaac was her voice, and wept. born unto him.

f 17 And God heard the voice of 6 | And Sarah said, God hath the lad: and the angel of God made me to laugh, so that all that called to Hagar out of heaven, hear will laugh with me.

and said unto her, What aileth 7 And she said, Who would thee, Hagar ? Fear not; for God have said unto Abraham, that Sa- hath beard the voice of the lad rah should have given children where he is. suck ? for I bave borne him a son 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and in his old age.

hold him in thy hand : for I will 8 And the child grow, and was make bim a great nation. weaned : and Abraham made a m 19 And God opened her eyes, great feast the same day thai Isaac and she saw a well of water : and was weaned.

she went, and filled the bottle f91 And Sarah saw the son of with water, and gave the lad Hagar the Egyptian, which she drink. had borne unto Abraham, mock- 20 And God was with the lad; ing.

and he grew, and dwelt in the 10 Wherefore she said unto wilderness, and became an archer. Abraham, Cast out this bond-wo. g 21 And he dwelt in the wilderman, and her son: for the son of ness of Paran: and his mother this bond-woman shall not be heir took him a wife out of the land of with my son, even withı Isaac. Egypt.

11 And the thing was very f 221 And it came to pass at that grievous in Abraham's sight, be- time, that Abimelech and Phichol cause of his son.

the chief captain of his host spake 12 1 And God said unto Abra- unto Abraham, saying, God is ham, Let it not be grievous in thy with thee in all that thou doest: sight, because of thie lad, and be- 23 Now therefore wcar unto cause of thy bond-woman; in all me here by God, that thou wilt that Sarah hatb said unto thee, not deal falsely with me, nor with hearken unto her voice: for in my son, nor with my son's son: Isaac shall thy seed be called. but according to the kindness that ► 13 And also of the son of the I have done unto thee, thou shalt bond-woman will I make a nation, do unto me, and to the land wherebecause he is tby seed.

in thou hast sojourned. g 14 And Abraham rose up early

24 And Abraham said, I will in the morning, and took bread, swear. and a bottle of water, and gave it p 25 And Abraham reproved Aunto Hagar (putting it on herbimelech because of a well of washoulder) and the child, and sent ter, which Abimelech's servants her away: and she departed, and had violently taken away. wandered in the wilderness of 26 And Abimelech said, I wot Beer-sheba.

not who hath done this thing : f 15 And the water was spent in neither didst thou tell me, neither the bottle, and she cast the child yet beard I of it, but to-day. under one of the shrubs.

f 27 And Abraham took sheep 16 And she went, and sat her and oxen, and gave them unto down over against him, a good Abimelech: and both of them way off, as it were a bow-shot : made a covenant. for she said, Let me not see the 28 And Abraham set seven ewedeath of the child. And she sat lambs of the flock by themselves.

son.

29 And Abimelech said unto of the burnt-offering, and laid it Abraham, What mean these seven upon Isaac his son; and he took ewe-lambs, which thou hast set by the fire in his hand and a knife : themselves ?

and they went both of them to30 And he said, For these seven gether. ewe-lambs shalt thou take of my s 7 And Isaac spake unto Abrahand, that they may be a witness ham his father, and said, My faunto me that I have digged this ther : and he said, Here am I, my well.

And he said, Behold the fire g 31 Wherefore he called that and the wood: but where is the place Beer-sheba ; because there lamb for a burnt-offering? they sware both of them. t 8 And Abraham said, My son, & 32 Thus they made a covenant God will provide himself a lamb at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech for a burnt-offering : so they went rose up, and Phichol the chief cap- both of them together. tain of his host, and they return- 9 And they came to the place ed into the land of the Philistines. which God had told him of; and 1 33 1 And Abraham planted a Abraham built an altar there, and grove in Beer-sheba, and called laid the wood in order ; and bound there on the name of the LORD, Isaac his son, and laid him on the the everlasting God.

altar upon the wood. 34 And Abraham sojourned in s 10 And Abraham stretched forth the Philistines' land many days. his hand, and took the knife to CHAP. XXII.

slay his son.

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these things, that God did called unto him out of heaven, and * tempt Abraham, and said unto said, Abraham, Abraham. And

him, Abraham : And he said, Be- he said, Here am I. hold, here I am.

12 And he said, Lay not thine & 2 And he said, Take now thy hand upon the lad, neither do son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou any thing unto him : for now thou lovest, and get thee into the I know that thou fearest God, seeland of Moriah ; and offer him ing thou hast not withheld thy son, there for a burnt-offering upon thine only son, from me. one of the mountains which I will f 13 And Abraham lifted up his tell thee of.

eyes, and looked, and behold, bed 3 [ And Abraham rose up hind him a ram caught in a thick. early in the morning, and saddled et by his horns : And Abraham his ass, and took two of his young went and took the ram, and offermen with him, and Isaac his son, ed him up for a burnt-offering in and clave the wood for the burnt- the stead of his son. offering, and rose up, and went un- t 14 And Abraham called the to the place of which God had told name of that place Jehovah-jireh : him.

as it is said to this day, In the F 4 Then on the third day Abra- mount of the LORD it shall be seen. ham lifted up his eyes, and saw t 15 [ And the angel of the LORD the place afar off.

called unto Abraham out of hea5 And Abraham said unto his ven the second time, young men, Abide ye here with 16 And said, By myself have I ihe ass, and I and the lad will go sworn, saith the Lord, for beyonder and worship, and come cause thou hast done this thing, again to you.

and hast not withheld thy son, 6 And Abraham took the wood thine only son :

f 19 That in blessing I will bless choice of our sepulchres bury thy thee, and in multiplying I will dead: none of us shall withhold multiply thy seed as the stars of from thee his sepulchre, but that the heaven, and as the sand which thou mayest bury thy dead. is upon the sea-shore ; and thy d 7 And Abraham stood up and seed shall possess the gate of his bowed himself to the people of the enemies;

land, even to the children of Heth. 6 18 And in thy seed shall all the 8 And he communed with them, nations of the earth be blessed ; saying, If it be your mind that I because thou hast obeyed my voice. should bury my dead out of my & 19 So Abraham returned unto sight, hear me, and entreat for me his young men, and they rose up, to Ephron the son of Zohar, and went together to Beer-sheba ; 9 That he may give me the cave and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba. of Machpelah, which he hath, f 20 And it came to pass after which is in the end of his field; these things, that it was told Abra- for as much money as it is worth ham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she he shall give it me, for a possession hath also borne children unto thy of a burying-place among you. brother Nahor ;

o 10 And Ephron dwelt among the 21 Huz his first-born, and Buz children of Heth. And Ephron his brother, and Kemuel the father the Hittite answered Abraham in of Aram,

the audience of the children of 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Heth, even of all that went in at Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. the gate of his city, saying,

23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: u 11 Nay, my lord, hear me : the these eight Milcah did bear to Na- field give I thee, and the cave that hor, Abraham's brother.

is therein, I give it thee; in the 24 And his concubine, whose presence of the sons of my people name was Reumah, she bare also give I it thee: bury thy dead. Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, 12 And Abraham bowed down and Maachah.

bimself before the people of the CHAP. XXIII.

land. ND Sarah was a hundred f 13 And he spake unto Ephron in

and seven and twenty the audience of the people of the years old : these were the years of land, saying, But if thou wilt give the life of Sarah.

it, I pray thee, hear me: I will & 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath- give thee money for the field : take arba; the same is Hebron in the it of me, and I will bury my dead land of Canaan: And Abraham there. came to mour for Sarah, and to 14 And Ephron answered Abraweep for her.

ham, saying unto him, f3'1 And Abraham stood up 15 My lord, hearken unto me : from before his dead, and spake the land is worth four hundred unto the sons of Heth, saying, shekels of silver ; what is that be

4 I am a stranger and á sojourn- twixt me and thee? bury therefore er with you : give me a possession thy dead. of a burying-place with you, that 16 And Abraham hearkened unI may bury my dead out of my to Ephron, and Abraham weighed sight.

to Ephron the silver which he had 5 And the children of Heth an- named in the audience of the sons swered Abraham, saying unto him, of Heth, four hundred shekels of

6 Hear us, my lord ; thou art a silver, current money with the mer. mighly prince among us: in the chant.

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6 17 1 And the field of Ephron, Unto thy seed will I give this land: which was in Machpelah, which he shall send his angel before thee, was before Mamre, the field and and thou shalt take a wife unto my the cave which was therein, and son from thence. all the trees that were in the field, 8 And if the woman will not be that were in all the borders round willing to follow thee, then thou about, were made sure

shalt be clear from this mine o. 13 Unto Abraham for a posses- oath; only bring not my son thither sion in the presence of the children again. of Heth, before all that went in at c 9 And the servant put his hand the gate of his city.

under the thigh of Abraham his · 19 And after this, Abraham bu- master, and sware to him concernried Sarah his wife in the cave of ing that matter. the field of Machpelah, before g 10 1 And the servant took ten Mamre: the same is Hebron in the camels, of the camels of his master, land of Canaan.

and departed ; (for all the goods f 20 And the field, and the cave of his master were in his hand ;) that is therein were made sure and he arose, and went to Mesopounto Abraham for a possession of tamia, unto the city of Nahor. a burying-place, by ihe sons of f11 And he made his camels to Heth,

kneel down without the city by a CHAP. XXIV.

well of water, at the time of the ND Abraham was old and evening, even the time that women

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the Lord had blessed Abraham in a 12 1 And he said, O LORD God all things.

of my master Abraham, I pray 2 And Abraham said unto his thee, send me good speed this day, eldest servant of his house, that rul- and shew kindness unto my mased over all that he had, Put, I pray ter Abraham. thee, thy hand under my thigh : 13 Behold, I stand here by the 8 3 And I will make thee suvear well of water; and the daughters ty the LORD, the God of heaven, of the men of the city come out to and the God of the earth, that thou draw water: shalt not take a wise unto my son 14 And let it come to pass, that of the daughters of the Canaan- the damsel to whom I shall say, Let ites among whom I dwell : down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that d 4 But thou shalt go unto my I may drink; and she shall say, country, and to my kindred, and Drink and I will give thy camels take a wife unto my son Isaac. drink also: let the same be she that

5 And the servant said unto thou hast appointed for thy serhim, Peradventure the woman will vant Isaac; and thereby shall I not be willing to follow me unto know that thou hast shewed kindthis land: must I needs bring thy ness unto my master. son again unto the land from f 15 1 And it came to pass, bewhence thou camest?

fore he had done speaking, that 6 And Abraham said unto him, behold, Rebekah came out, who Beware thou, that thou bring not was born to Bethuel, son of Milmy son thither again.

cah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's 67 1 The LORD God of heaven, brother, with her pitcher upon her which took me from my father's shoulder. house, and from the land of my 16 And the damsel was very kindred, and which spake unto me, fair to look upon, a virgin ; neither and that sware unto nie, saying, had any man known her : and

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