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Wickedness of man.


Entering the ark. CHAPTER VI.

17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a The wickedness of the world, which provoked food of waters upon the earth, to de

God's wrath, and caused the flood. 8 Noah stroy all flesh, wherein is the breath findeth grace. 14 The order, form, and end of thing that is in the earth shall die.

of life, from under heaven; and every the ark.

18 But with thee will I establish my A

gan to multiply on the face of the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, earth, and daughters were born unto and thy sons' wives with thee. them,

19 And of every living thing of all flesh, 2 That the sons of God saw the daugh- two of every sort shalt thou bring into ters of men that they were fair; and the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they took them wives of all which they they shall be male and female. chose.

20 of fowls after their kind, and of 3 And the LORD said, My Spirit shall cattle after their kind, of every creepnot always strive with man, for that he ing thing of the earth after his kind; also is flesh: yet his days shall be a two of every sort shall come unto thee, · hundred and twenty years.

to keep them alive. 4 There were giants in the earth in 21 And take thou unto thee of all food those days; and also after that, when that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to the sons of God came in unto the daugh- thee; and it shall be for food for thee, ters of men, and they bare children to and for them. them, the same became mighty men 22 Thus did Noah ; according to all which were of old, men of renown. that God commanded him, so did he.

5 | And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that

CHAPTER VII. every imagination of the thoughts of Noah, with his family, and the living creatures, his heart was only evil continually.

enter into the ark. 17 The beginning, in, 6 And it repented the LORD that he crease, and continuance of the floud, 21 All had made man on the earth, and it

flesh destroyed. grieved him at his heart. 7. And the LORD said, I will destroy A Ninthe LORD said unto Noah, Come

thou and all thy house into the ark , man whom I have created from the for thee have I seen righteous before face of the earth; both man, and heast, me in this generation. and the creeping thing, and the fowls 2 of every clean beast thou shalt take of the air; for it repenteth me that I to thee by sevens, the male and his fehave made them.

male: arid of beasts that are not clean 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of by two, the male and hus female. the LORD.

3 of fowls also of the air by sevens, 9 These are the generations of Noah: the male and the female ; to keep seed Noah was a just man and perfect in his alive upon the face of all the earth. generations, and Noah walked with God. 4 For yet seven days, and I will cause 010 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, it to rain upon the earth forty days and Ham, and Japheth.

forty nights; and every living substance 11 The earth also was corrupt before that I have maile will I destroy from off God; and the earth was filled with vio- the face of the earth. lence.

5 And Noah did according to all 12 And God looked upon the earth, that the LORD commanded him. and, behold, it was corrupt ; for all flesh 6 And Noah was six hundred years old had corrupted his way upon the earth. when the flood of waters was upon the

13 And God said unto Noah, The end earth. of all flesh is conie before me ; for the 7 And Noah went in, and his sons earth is filled with violence through and his wife, and his sons' wives with them; and, behold, I will destroy them him, into the ark, because of the waters with the earth.

of the flood. 14 | Make thee an ark of gopher 8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that wood; rooms shalt thou make in the are not clean, and of fowls, and of every ark, and shalt pitch it within and with thing that creepeth upon the earth, out with pitch,

9 There went in two and two unto 15 And this is the fashion which thon Noah into the ark, the male and the shalt make it of: The length of the female, as God had commanded Noah. ark shall be three hundred cubits, the 10 And it came to pass after seven breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height days, that the waters of the flood were of it thirty cubits.

upon the earth. 16 A window shalt thou make to the 11 T In the six hundredth year of ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it Noah's life, in the second month, the above; and the door of the ark shalt seventeenth day of the month, the same thou set in the side thereof; soith low-day were all the fountains of the great er, second, and third stories shalt thou deep broken up, and the windows of make it.

heaven were opened,

The flood of waters.


The ark on Arant. 12 And the rain was upon the earth earth continually and after the end of forty days and forty nights.

the hundred and fifty days the waters 13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, were abated. and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the 4 And the ark rested in the seventh sons of Noah, anyl Noah's wife, and the month, on the seventeenth day of the three wives of his sons with them, into nonth, upon the mountains of Ararat, the ark;

5 And the waters decreased continual. 14 They, and every beast after his ly until the tenth month : in the tenth kind, and all the cattle after their kind, month, on the first day of the month, and every creeping thing that creepeth were the tops of the mountains seen. upon the earth after his kind, and every 61 And it came to pass at the end of fowl after his kind, every bird of every forty days, that Noah opened the winsort.

dow of the ark which he had made : 15 And they went in unto Noah into 7 And he sent forth a raven, which the ark, two and two of all flesh, where went forth to and fro, until the waters in is the breath of life.

were dried up from off the earth. 16 And they that went in, went in 8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, male and female of all flesh, as God to see if the waters were abated from had commanded him; and the LORD off the face of the ground. shut him in.

9 But the dove found no rest for the 17 And the flood was forty days upon sole of her foot, and she returned unto the earth; and the waters increased, him into the ark; for the waters were and bare up the ark, and it was lifted on the face of the whole earth. Then up above the earth.

he put forth his hand, and took her, and 18 And the waters prevailed, and were pulled her in unto him into the ark. increased greatly upon the earth; and 10 And he stayed yet other seven days; the ark went upon the face of the wa- and again he sent forth the dove out of ters,

the ark. 19 And the waters prevailed exceed 11 And the dove came in to him in the ingly upon the earth ; and all the high evening, and, lo, in her mouth was an hills, that were under the whole heaven, olive leaf plucked off: so Noah knew were covered.

that the waters were abated from off 20 Fifteen cubits upward did the wa- the earth. ters prevail; and the mountains were 12 And he stayed yet other seven days, covered.

and sent forth the dove, which returned 21 And all flesh died that moved upon not again unto him any more, the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, 13 | And it came to pass in the six and of beast, and of every creeping hundredth and first year, in the first thing that creepeth upon the earth, and month, the first day of the month, the every man:

waters were dried up from off the earth: 22 All in whose nostrils was the breath and Noah removed the covering of the of life, of all that was in the dry land, ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of died.

the ground was dry. 23 And every living substance was de 14 And in the second month, on the stroyed which was upon the face of the seven and twentieth day of the month, ground, both man, and cattle, and the was the earth dried. creeping things, and the fowl of the 15 T And God spake unto Noah, saying, heaven, and they were destroyed from 16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy the earth: and Noah only remained wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives alive, and they that were with him in with thee. the ark.

17 Bring forth with thee every living 24 And the waters prevailed upon the thing that is with thee, of all fesh, both earth a hundred and fifty days.

of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creep

ing thing that creepeth upon the earth; CHAPTER VIII.

that they may breed abundantly in the The waters assuage. 4 The ark resteth on Ara- earth, and be fruitful, and multiply uprat. 7 The raven and the dewe. 15 Noah, on the earth. being commander, 18 goeth forth out of the 18 And Noah went forth, and his sons,

20 He buildeth an altar, und offereth and his wife, and his sons' wives with sacrifice, 21 which God accepteth, and prom-him: iseth to curse the earth no more.

19 Every beast, every creeping thing, every living thing, and all the cat- eth upon the earth, after their kinds, tle that was with him in the ark : and went forth out of the ark. God made a wind to pass over the earth, 20 And Noah builded an altar unto and the waters assuaged.

the LORD; and took of every clean beast, 2 The fountains also of the deep and the and of every clean fowl, and offered windows of heaven were stopped, and burnt offerings on the altar, the rain from heaven was restrained. 21 And the LORD smelled a sweet sa3 And the waters returned from off the vour; and the LORD said in his heart, I



God blesseth Noah.


The sons of Noak. will not again curse the ground any | ters shall no more become a flood to demore for man's sake; for the imagina-stroy all flesh. tion of man's heart is evil from his 16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; youth: neither will I again smite any and I will look upon it, that I may rew more every thing living, as I have done. member the everlasting covenant be22 While the earth remaineth, seed-tween God and every living creature of time and harvest, and cold and heat, all flesh that is upon the earth. and summer and winter, and day and 17 And God said unto Noah, This is night shall not cease.

the token of the covenant, which I have CHAPTER IX.

established between me and all flesh God blesseth Noah. 4 Murder and the eating that is upon the earth. of blood are forbidden. 8 God's covenant, 13

18 T And the sons of Noah, that went signified by the rainbow 18 Noah replenish- forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, eth the world, 20 planteth a vineyard, 21 is and Japheth: and Ham is the father ot drunken, and mocked by Ham. 25 IIe curs. Canaan. eth Canaan, 26 blesseth Shem and Japheth, 19 These are the three sons of Noah: 29 and dietk.

and of them was the whole earth overND God blessed Noah and his sons, spread. A and Said liness them, Be fruitral, and

20 And Noah began to be a husband. multiply, and replenish the earth. man, and he planted a vineyard :

2 And the fear of you and the dread 21 And he drank of the wine, and was of you shall be upon every beast of the drunken; and he was uncovered within earth, and upon every fowl of the air, his tent. upon all that moveth upon the earth, 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw and upon all the fishes of the sea; into the nakedness of his father, anů told his your hand are they delivered.

two brethren without. 3 Every moving thing that liveth shall 23 And Shem and Japheth took a garbe meat for you, even as the green herb ment, and laid it upon both their shoulhave I given you all things.

ders, and went backward, and covered 4 But flesh with the life thereof, which the nakedness of their father; and their is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. faces were backward, and they saw not

5 And surely your blood of your lives their father's nakedness. will I require at the hand of every 24 Anu Noah awoke from his wine, beast will I require it, and at the hand and knew what his younger son had of man; at the hand of every man's done unto him. brother will I require the life of man. 25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan;

6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man a servant of servants shall he be unto shall his blood be shed: for in the image his brethren. of God made he man.

26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD 7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multi- God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his ply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, servant. and multiply therein.

27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he 8 T And God spake unto Noah, and to shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and his sons with him, saying,

Canaan shall be his servant. 9 And I, behold, I establish my cor 28 T And Noah lived after the flood enant with you, and with your seed aft-, three hundred and fifty years. er you;

29 And all the days of Noah were nine 10 And with every living creature that hundred and fifty years : and he died. is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with

CHAPTER X. you; from all that go out of the ark, to the generations of Noah. 2 The sons of Ja. every beast of the earth.

pheth. 6 The sons of Ham. 8 Nimrod the first 11 And I will establish my covenant monarch. 21 The sons of Shem. ott any more by the waters of a few NOW these are the generations of

the sons of Noah; Shem, Ham, neither shall there any more be a flood and Japheth: and unto them were sons to destroy the earth.

born after the flood. 12 And God said, This is the token of 2 T The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and the covenant which I make between me Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tuand you, and every living creature that bal, and Meshech, and Tiras. is with you, for perpetual generations : 3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz,

13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and and Riphath, and Togarmah. it shall be for a token of a covenant be 4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and tween me and the earth.

Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 14 And it shall come to pass, when I 5 By these were the isles of the Genbring a cloud over the earth, that the tiles divided in their lands; every one bow shall be seen in the cloud:

after his tongue, after their families, in 15 And I will remember my covenant, their nations. which is between me and you and every 6.1 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and living creature of all flesh; and the wa- | Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

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The sons of Ham.

GENESIS. Confusion of tongues. 7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and 32 These are the families of the sons Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and of Noah, after their generations, in their Sabtechah : and the sons of Raamah; nations and by these were the nations Sheba, and Dedan.

divided in the earth after the flood. 8 And Cush begat Nimrod : he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

CHAPTER XI. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the one language in the world. 3 The building, LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Babel. 6 The confusion of tongues. 10 The Nimrod the mighty hunter before the generations of Shem. 27 The generations of LORD.

Terah the father of Abram. 31 Terah goeth 10 And the beginning of his kingdom from Ur Haran, Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

guageand of speech. 11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, 2 And it came to pass, as they jourand builded Nineveh, and the city Ke- neyed from the east, that they found a hoboth, and Calah,

plain in the land of Shinar; and they 12 And Resen between Nineveh and dwelt there. Calah: the same is a great city.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, 13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and let us make brick, and burn them thorAnamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtu- oughly. And they had brick for stone, him,

and slime had they for mortar. 14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us of whom came Philistim,) and Caphto- a city, and a tower whose top may reach rim.

unto heaven; and let us make us a 15 | And Canaan begat Sidon his first- name, lest we be scattered abroad upon born, and Heth,

the face of the whole earth. 16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, 5 And the LORD came down to see the and the Girgasite,

city and the tower, which the children 17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and of men builded. the Sinite,

6 And the Lord said, Behold, the peo18 And the Arvadite, and the Zema- ple is one, and they have all one lanrite, and the Hamathite: and afterward guage; and this they begin to do: and were the families of the Canaanites now nothing will be restrained from spread abroad.

them, which they have imagined to 19 And the boriler of the Canaanites do. was from Sidon, as thou comest to Ge 7 Go to, let us go down, and there conrar, unto Gaza; as thou goest unto Sod- found their language, that they may not om, and Gomorrali, and Admah, and understand one another's speech. Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

8 So the LORD scattered them abroad 20. These are the sons of Ham, after from thence upon the face of all the their families, after their tongues, in earth: and they leit off to build the their countries, and in their nations. city.

21 1 Unto Shen. plso, the father of all 9 "Therefore is the name of it called the children of Eber, the brother of Babel; because the LORD did there conJapheth the elder, even to him were found the language of all the earth : children born.

and from thence did the LORD scatter 22 The children of Shem; Elam, and them abroad upon the face of all the Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and earth. Aram.

10 T These are the generations of 23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Shem: Shem was a hundred years old, Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

and begat Arphaxad two years after the 24 And Arpha xad begat Salah; and food : Salah begat Eber.

11 And Shem lived after he begat Ar25 And unto Eber were born two sons : phaxad five hundred years, and begat the name of one was Peleg; for in his sons and daughters. days was the earth divided; and his 12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty brother's name was Joktan.

years, and begat Salah: 26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and 13 And Arpha xad lived after he begat Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, Salah four hundred and three years, and 27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Dik begat sons and daughters. lah,

14 And Salah lived thirty years, and 28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, begat Eber: 29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jo 15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber bab: all these were the sons of Joktan. four hundred and three years, and begat 30 Anil their dwelling was from Me- sons and daughters. sha, as thou goest unto Sephar, a mount 16 And Eber lived four and thirty of the east.

years, and begat Peleg: 31 These are the sons of Shem, after 17 And Eber lived after he begat Petterin tamilies, after their tongues, in leg four hundred and thirty years, and 1, alter their nations.

begat sons and daughters.

The call of Abram.


He goeth to Canaan. 18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and 7 years old when he departed out of Habegat Reu:

ran. 19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu 5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and two hundred and nine years, and begat Lot his brother's son, and all their subsons and daughters.

stance that they had gathered, and the 20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, souls that they had gotten i Haran; and begat Serug:

and they went forth to go into the land 21 And Reu lived after he begat Se- of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan rug two hundred and seven years, and they came. begat sons and daughters.

6 7 And Abram passed through the 22 And Serug lived thirty years, and land unto the place of Sichem, unto the begat Nahor:

plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite 23 And Serug lived after he begat Na- was then in the land. hor two hundred years, and begat sons 7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and daughters.

and said, Unto thy seed will I give this 24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty land : and there builueu he an altar unyears, and begat Terah:

to the LORD, who appeared unto him. 25 And Nahor lived after he begat Te 8 And he removed from thence unto a rah a hundred and nineteen years, and mountain on the east of Beth-el, an begat sons and daughters.

pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the 26 And Terah lived seventy years, and west, and Hai on the east: and there begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. he builded an altar unto the LORD, and

27 | Now these are the generations called upon the name of the LORD. of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, 9 And Abram journeyed, going on still and Haran; and Haran begat Lot. toward the south.

28 And Haran died before his father 10 T And there was a famine in the Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur land: and Abram went down into of the Chaldees.

Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine 29 And Abram and Nahor took them was grievous in the land. wives: the name of Abram's wife was 11 And it came to pass, when he was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, come near to enter into Egypt, that he Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the fa- said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I ther of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. know that thou art a fair woman to look

30 But Sarai was barren; she had no upon: child.

12 Therefore it shall come to pass, 31 And Terah took Abram his son, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, they shall say, This is his wife and they and Sarai his daughter in law, his son will kill me, but they will save thee Abram's wife; and they went forth with alive. them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go in 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: to the land of Canaan; and they came that it may be well with me for thy unto Haran, and dwelt there.

sake; and my soul shall live because 32 And the days of Terah were two of thee. hundred and five years: and Terah died 14 | And it came to pass, that, when iu Haran.

Abram was come into Egypt, the EgypCHAPTER XII.

tians beheld the woman that she was God calleth Abram,and blesseth him. 3 A prom- very fair. ise of Messiah. 4 Abram departeth with Lot 15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw from Haran 6 Ile journeyeth through the her, and commended her before Phaland of Canaan, 7 which is promised him in a raoh : and the woman was taken into vision 10 He is driven by a famine into Pharaoh's house. Egypt. 11 Fear maketh him feign his wife to 16 And he entreated Abram well for be his sister. 14 Pharaoh, having taken her her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, from him, is compelled by plagues to restore her. and he asses, and menservants, and

Get thee out of thy countryand els from thy kindred, and from thy father's 17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and house, unto a land that I will shew his house with great plagues, because thee:

of Sarai, Abram's wife. 2 And I will make of thee a great na 18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and tion, and I will bless thee, and make said, What is this that thou hast done thy name great; and thou shalt be a unto me? why didst thou not tell me blessing:

that she was thy wife? 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, 19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? and curse him that curseth thee: and so I might have taken her to me to wife: in thee shall all families of the earth be now therefore behold thy wife, take her, blessed.

and go thy way. 4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had 20 And Pharaoh commanded his men spoken unto him; and Lot went with concerning him: and they sent him him: and Abram was seventy and five away, and his wife, and all that lie taha

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