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Abram and Lot separate. GENESIS. Lot is taken prisoner.
CHAPTER XIII.

18 Then Abram removed his tent, and
Abram and Lut return out of Egypt. ? Because came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre,
of the disagreement between their herdmen, they which is in Hebron, and built there an
part asunder. 10 Lot goeth to wicked Sodom. altar unto the LORD.
14 God reneweth the promise to Abram. 18 He

CHAPTER XIV. romoveth tu Hebron, and there buildeth an altar.

The battle of four kings against five. 12 Lot i
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ND Abram went up out of Egypt, taken prisoner. 14 Abram rescueth him. 18

Melchizedek blesseth Abram. 20 Abram gireth had, and Lot with him, into the south. him tithes. 22 The rest of the spoil, his part2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, ners having had their portions, he restoreth to in silver, and in gold.

the king of Sodom. 3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-en, unto time Admit came to pass in the days of

Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch place where his tent liau been at the king of Ellasar, Chedorlaoner king of beginning, between Beth-el and Hai; Elam, and Tidal king of nations ;

4 Unto the place of the altar, which he 2 That these made war with Bera king
had made there at the first : and thereof Sodom, and with Birsha king of Go-
Abram called on the name of the LORD. niorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and
5 And Lot also, which went with Shemeber king of Zehoiim, and the king
Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. of Bela, which is Zoar.
6 And the land was not able to bear 3 All these were joined together in the
them, that they might dwell together: vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.
for their substance was great, so that 4 Twelve years they served Chedorla-
they could not dweil together.

omer, and in the thirteenth year they
7 And there was a strife between the rebelled.
herdinen of Abram's cattle and the 5 And in the fourteenth year came
berdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Ca-Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were
naanite and the Perizzite dwelt then in with him, and smote the Rephaim in
the land.

Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzim in
8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh Kiria-
be no strife, I pray thee, between me thaim.
and thee, and between my herdmen and 6 And the Horites in their mount Seir,
thy herdinen; for we be brethren. unto El-paran, which is by the wilder-

9 Is not the whole land before thee? ness.
separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: 7 And they returned, and came to En-
if 'thou wilt take the left hand, then I mislipat, which is Kadesh, and smote
will go to the right; or if thou depart to all the country of the Amalekites, and
the right hand, then I will go to the left. also the Amorites, that dwelt in Haze-

10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and be- zon-tamar.
held all the plain of Jordan, that it was 8 And there went out the king of Sod-
well watered every where, before the om, and the king of Gomorral, and the
LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, king of Admah, and the king of Zeboi-
even as the garden of the Lord, like the im, and the king of Bela, the same is
land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Zoar; and they joined battle with them
11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of in the vale of Síddim;
Jordan ; and Lot journeyed east: and 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of
they separated themselves the one from Elam, and with Tidal king of nations,
the other.

and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Ari12 Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, och king of Ellasar; four kings with five, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain, 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of and pitched his tent toward Sodom. slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and

13 But the men of Sodom were wicked Gomorrah filed, and fell there; and they and sinners before the LORD exceed that remained fled to the mountain. ingly.

11 And they took all the goods of Sod14 | And the LORD said unto Abram, om and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, after that Lot was separated from him, and went their way. Lift up now thine eyes, and look from 12 And they took Lot, Abram's broththe place where thou art thward, er's son, wlió dwelt in Sodom, and his and southward, and eastward, and west- goods, and departed. ward:

13 TAnd there came one that had és15 For all the land which thou seest, caped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for to thee will I give it, and to thy seed he dwelt in the plain of Maire the for ever.

Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and broth16 And I will make thy seed as the er of Aner: and these were confederate dust of the earth : so that if a man can with Abram, number the dust of the earth, then shal! 14 And when Abram heard that his thy seed also be numbered.

brother was taken captive, he armed 17 Arise, walk through the land in the his trained servants, born in his own length of it and in the breadth of it; for house, three hundred and eigliteen, and !! ive it unto thee.

pursued them into Dan.

Abram encouraged.

GENESIS.

Canaan promised. 15 And he divided himself against LORD that brought thee out of Ur of them,

he and his servants, by night, and the Chaldees, to give thee this land to smote them, and pursued

them unto Ho- inherit it, bah, which is on the left hand of Da 8 And he said, Lord God, whereby mascus.

shall I know that I shall inherit it! 16 And he brought back all the goods, 9 And he said unto him, Take me a and also brought again his brother Lot, heifer of three years old, and a she goat and his goods, and the women also, and of three years old, and a ram of three the people.

years old, and a turtledove, and a young 17 T And the king of Sodom went out pigeon. to meet him, after his return from the 10 And he took unto him all these, slaughter of Chedorlaomer and of the and divided them in the midst, and laid kings that were witla him, at the valley each piece one against another : but the of Shaveh, which is the king's dale. birds divided he not.

18 And Melchizedek king of Salem 11 And when the fowls came down brought forth bread and wine: and he upon the carcasses, Abram drove them was the priest of the most high God.

away. 19 And he blessed him, and said, Bless 12 And when the sun was going down, ed be Abram of the most high God, pos- a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a sessor of heaven and earth:

horror of great darkness fell upon him. 20 And blessed be the most high God, 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of which hath delivered thine enemies a surety that thy seed shall be a straninto thy hand. And he gave him lithes ger in a land that is not theirs, and shall of all.

serve them; and they shall afflict them 21 And the king of Sodom said unto four hundred years; Abram, Give me the persons, and take 14 And also that nation, whom they the goods to thyself.

shall serve, will I judge: and afterward 22 And Abram said to the king of Sou- shall they come out with great subom, I have lifted up mine hand unto the stance. LORD, the most high God, the posses 15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in sor of heaven and earth,

peace; thou shalt be buried in a good 23 That I will not take from a thread old age. even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not 16 But in the fourth generation they take any thing that is thine, lest thou shall come hither again : for the inishouldest say, I have made Abram rich : quity of the Amorites is not yet full. 24 Save only that which the young men 17 And it came to pass, that, when the have eaten, and the portion of the men sun went down. and it was dark, bewhich went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and hold a smoking furnace, and a burning Mamre; let them take their portion. lamp that passed between those pieces.

18 In the same day the LORD made a CHAPTER XV.

covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy God encourageth Abram. 2. Abram complaineth seed have I given this land, from the for want of an heir. 4 God promiseth him a

river of Egypt unto the great river, the son, and a nunierous seed. 6 Abram is jus- river Euphrates: tified by faith. i Canaan is promised again, and confirmed by a sign, 12 and a vision.

19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites,

and the Kadmonites, AFTER these things the

word of the 20 And the Hittites, and the Periz. LORD came unto Abram in a viszites, and the Rephaim, ion, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanshield, and thy exceeding great rewaru. ites, and the Girgashites, and the Jeb

2 And Abram said, Lord God, what usites. wilt thou give me, secing I go child

CHAPTER XVI. less, and the steward of my house is Sarai giveth Ilugar to Abram ; 6 who, fleeing this Eliezer of Damascus ?

from her mistress, 7 is sent back by an angel. 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou 15 Ishmael is burn. hast given no seed, and, lo, one born in NnW

children: and she had a handmy house is mine heir. 4 And, behold, the word of the LORD maid, an Egyptian, whose name was came unto him, saying, This shall not Hagar. be thine heir; but he that shall come 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold forth out of thine own bowels shall be now, the LORD hath restrained me from thine heir.

bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my 5 And he brought him forth abroad, maid; it may be that I may obtain chiland said, Look now toward heaven, dren by her. And Abram hearkened and tell the stars, if thou be able to to the voice of Sarai. number them: and he said unto him, 3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took HaSo shall thy seed be.

gar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram 6 And he believed in the LORD; and had dwelt ten years in the land of Cahe counted it to him for righteousness. naan, and gave her to her husband 7 And he said unto him, I am the Ahram to be his wife.

The birth of Ishmael.

GENESIS. Abram's name changed. 41 And he went in unto Hagar, and 5 Neither shall thy name any more be. she conceived : and when she saw that called Abram, but thy name shall be she had couceived, her mistress was de- Abraham; for a father of many nations spised in her eyes.

have I made thee. 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My 6 And I will make thee exceeding wiong be upon thee: 1 have given my fruitful, and I will make nations of maid into thy bosom; and when she thee, and kings shall come out of thee. i saw that she had conceived, I was de 7 And I will establish my covenant spised in her eyes: the LORD judge be- between me and thee and thy seed af tween me and thee.

ter thee in their generations, for an ev6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, erlasting covenant, to be a God unto. thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it thee and to thy seed after thee. pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt 8 And I will give unto thee, and to hardly with her, she fled from her face. thy seed after thee, the land wherein

14 And the angel of the LORD found thou art a stranger, all the land of Ca-' her by a fountain of water in the wilder- naan, for an everlasting possession; ness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. and I will be their God.

8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, 91 And God said unto Abraham, whence camest thou ? and whither wilt Thou shalt keep my covenant therethou go? And she said, I fee from the fore, thou, and thy seed after thee in face of my mistress Sarai.

their generations. 9 And the angel of the LORD said un 10 This is my covenant, which ye to her, Return to thy mistress, and sub- shall keep, between me and you and mit thyself under her hands.

thy seed after thee; Every man child 10 And the angel of the LORD said un among you shall be circumcised. to her, I will multiply thy seed exceed 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh ingly, that it shall not be numbered for of your foreskin; and it shall be a token multitude.

of ihe covenant betwixt me and you. 11 And the angel of the LORD said un 12 And he that is eight days old shall to her, Behold, thou art with child, and be circumcised among you, every mani shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name child in your generations, he that is Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard born in the house, or bought with money thy affliction.

of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand 13 He that is born in thy house, and will be against every man, and every he that is bought with thy money, must man's hand against him: and he shall needs be circumcised: and my cove dwell in the presence of all his brethren. nant shall be in your fiesh for an ever13 And she called the name of the lasting covenant. LORD that spake unto her, Thou God 14 And the uncircumcised man child seest me: for she said, Have I also here whose flesh of his foreskin is not circum-1 looked after him that seeth me?

cised, that soul shall be cut off from his 14 Wherefore the well was called people; he hath broken my covenant. Beer-lahai-roi : behold, it is between 15 T And God said unto Abraham, As Kadesh and Bered.

for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her 15 T And Hagar hare Abram a son: name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. and Abram called his son's name, 16 And I will bless her, and give thee which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, 16 And Abram was fourscore and six and she shall be a mother of nations; years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to kings of people shall be of her. Abram.

17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, CHAPTER XVII.

and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall God reneweth the covenant. 5 The name of a child be born unto him that is a hunAbram is changed in tuken of a greater bless-dred years old ? and shall Sarah, that is ing. 10 Circumcision is instituted. 15 The ninety years old, bear?, name of Sarai is changed, and she blessed.

18 And Abraham said unto God, Oh 16 Isaac is promised. 23 Abraham and Ish- that Ishmael might live before thee! mael are circumcised,

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old and nine, the LORD appeared call his name Isaac: and I will establish to Abram, and said unto him, I am the my covenant with him for an everlasting Almighty God; walk before me, and covenant, and with his seed after him. be thou perfect.

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard 2 And I will make my covenant be- thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and tween me and thee, and will multiply will make him fruitful, and will multithee exceedingly.

ply him exceedingly; twelve princes 3 And Abram fell on his face: and shall he beget, and I will make him a I talked with him, saying,

great nation. for me, behold, my covenant is 21 But my covenant will I establish

and thou shalt be a father of with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto ions.

thee at this set time in the next year.

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He maketh intercession GENESIS. for the men of Sodom.

22 And he left off talking with him, 12 Therefore Sirah laughed within and God went up from Abraham. herself, saying, After I am waxell old 23 | And Abraham took Ishmael his shall I have pleasure, my lord being old son, and all that were born in his house, also? and all that were bought with his mon 13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, ey, every male among the men of Abra- Wherefore did Sarah laugh.saying Shall ham's house; and circumcised the flesh I of a surety bear a child, whuch am olus of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? God had said unto him.

At the time appointed I will return un24 And Abraham was ninety years old to thee, according to the time of life, and nine, wlien he was circumcised in and Sarah shall have a son. the fiesh of his foreskin.

15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laugh25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen ed not ; for she was afraid. And he years old, when he was circumcised in said, Nay; but thou didst laugh. the flesh of his foreskin.

16 | And the men rose up from thence, 26 In the selfsame day was Abraham and looked toward Sodom: and Abracircumcised, and Ishinael his son. ham went with them to bring them on 27 And all the men of his house, born the way. in the house, and bought with money 17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide of the stranger, were circumcised with from Abraham that thing wluch I do; him.

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely CHAPTER XVIII.

become a great and mighty nation, and The Lord appeareth unto Abraham. He en all the nations of the earth shall be tertaineth Three strangers. 9 Sarah is repro- blessed in him? ed for laughing at God's promise. 11 The 19 For I know him, that he will comdestruction of Sodom is revealed to Abraham; mand his children and his household 23 who maketk intercession for the men there. after him, and they shall keep the way ND the LORD appeared unto him in of the LORD, to do justice and judg

; in the tent door in the heat of the day; Abraham that which le háth spoken of 2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked, him. and, lo, three men stood by him: and 20 And the LORD said, Becanse the when he saw them, he ran to meet them cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, from the tent door, and bowed himself and because their sin is very grievous, toward the ground,

21 I will go down now, and see wheth3 And said, My Lord, if now I have er they have done altogether according found favour in thy sight, pass not away, to the cry of ii, which is come unto me; I pray thee, from thy servant:

and if not, I will know. 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be 22 And the men turned their faces fetched, and wash your feet, and rest from thence, and went toward Sodom : yourselves under the tree :

but Abraham stood yet before the LORD. 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, 23 | And Abraham drew near, and and comfort ye your hearts; after that said, Wilt thou also destroy the rightye shall pass on: for therefore are ye eous with the wicked ? come to your servant. And they said, 24 Peradventure there be fifty rightSo do, as thou hast said.

eous within the city: wilt thon also 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent destroy and not spare the place for the unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quick- fifty righteous that are therein ? ly three measures of tine meal, knead 25 That be far from thee to do after it, and make cakes upon the hearth. this manner, to slay the righteous with

7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and the wicked; and that the righteous fetched a calf tender and good, and gave should be as the wicked, that be far it unto a young man; and he hasted to from thee. Shall not the Juulge of all dress it.

the earth do right? And he took butter, and milk, and 26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodthe calf which he had dressed, and set om fifty righteous within the city, then it before them; and he stood by then I will spare all the place for their sakes. under the tree, and they did eat.

27 And Abraham answered and said, 94 And they said unto him, Where Behold now. I have taken u, on me to is Sarah thy wite? And he said, Be- speak unto the Lord, which am but dus: hold, in the tent.

and ashes : 10 And he said. I will certainly return 28 Peradventure there shall lack five upto thee according to the time of life; of the fifty righteous : wilt thou destroy and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son all the city for lack of five ? And he And Sarah heard it in the tent door, said, If I find there forty and five, I which was behind him.

will not destroy it. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old 29 And he spake unto him yet again, and well stricken in age; and it ceased and said, Peradventure there shall be to be with Sarah after the manner of forty found there. And he said, I will women.

not do it for forty's sake.

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Birlh of Isaac.

GENESIS.

Hagar comforted.
CHAPTER XXI.

God hath heard the voice of the lad
Isaac is born. 4 He is circumcised. 6 Sarah's where he is.
joy. 9 lagar and Ishmael are cast forth, 15 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him
agar in distress. 17 The angel comforteth in thine hand, for I will make him a
her. 22 Abimelech's covenant with Abraham great nation.
at Beer-sheba.

19 And God opened her eyes, and she had said, and the LORD did unto filled the bottle with water, and gave: Sarah as he had spoken.

the lad drink. 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abra 20 And God was with the lad; and he ham a son in his old age, at the set time grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and of which God had spoken to him. became an archer.

3 And Abraham called the name of his 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of son that was born unto him, whom Sa- Paran: and his mother took him a wife ra 1 bare to him, Isaac.

out of the land of Egypt. 4 And Abraham circumcised his son 22 T And it came to pass at that time, Isaac being eight days old, as God had that Abimelech and Phichol the chief commanded him.

captain of his host spake unto Abra 5 And

aham was a hundred years ham, saying, God is with thee in all old, when his son Isaac was born unto that thou doest: him.

23 Now therefore swear unto me here 6 And Sarah said, God hath made by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely me to laugh, so that all that hear will with me, nor with my son, nor with my, laugh with me.

son's son: but according to the kind7 And she said, Who would have said ness that I have done unto thee, thou unto Abraliam, that Sarah should have shalt do unto me, and to the land where given children suck? for I have borne in thou hast sojourned, him a son in his old age.

24 And Abraham said, I will swear.
8 And the child grew, and was wean 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech
ed: and Abraham made a great feast because of a well of water, which Abime
the same day that Isaac was weaned. elech's servants had violently taken

9 1 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar away.
the Egyptian, which she had borne un 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who
to Abraham, mocking:

hath done this thing: neither didst thou
10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to
Cast out this bondwoman and her son : day.
for the son of this bond woman shall 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen,
not be heir with my son, even with and gave them unto Abimelech;, and
Isaac.

both of them made a covenant. 11 And the thing was very grievous in 28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs 1 Abraham's sight because of his son. of the flock by themselves.

12 And God said unto Abraham, Let 29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, it not be grievous in thy sight because What mean these seven ewe lambs of the lad, and because of thy bondwo- which thou hast set by themselves? man; in all that Sarah hath said unto 30 And he said, For these seven ewe. thee, hearken unto her voice; for in lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that Isaac shall thy seed be called.

they may be a wituess unto me, that I 13 And also of the son of the bondwo-have digged this well. man will I make a nation, because he 31 Wherefore he called that place is thy seed.

Beer-sheba; because there they sware 14 And Abraham rose up early in the both of them. morning, and took bread, and a bottle 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beerof water, and gave it unto Hagar, put- sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and : ting it on her shoulder, and the child, Phichol the chief captain of his host, and sent her away: and she departed, and they returned into the land of the and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-Philistines. sheba.

33 | And Abraham planted a grove in 15 And the water was spent in the bot- Beer-sheba, and called there on the tle, and she cast the child under one of name of the LORD, the everlasting God. the shrubs.

34 And Abraham sojourned in the 16 Anil she went, and sat her down Philistines' land many days.

1. over against him a good way off, as it

CHAPTER XXII. were a bowshot: for she said, Let me Abraham commanded to offer Isaac. 3 ile gisnot see the death of the child. And

eth proof of his faith and obedience. I 'The she sat over against him, and lifted up Angel stayeth him. 13 A ram is sacrificed iner voice, and wept.

stead of Isaac. 14 The place is called Jeho. And God heard the voice of the vah-jireh. 15 Abraham is blessed again. 20 and the angel of God called to The generation of Nahor unto Rebekah. ut of , and said unto her,

pass after these

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