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lech took sheep and oxen, and menservants and womenservants, and gave

them unto Abraham, and restored him 15 Sarah his wife. And Abimelech said,

Behold, my land is before thee: dwell 16 where it pleaseth thee. °And unto

Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, it is for thee a covering of the eyes to all that are with

thee; and 2in respect of all Ithou 17 art rightedl. Andi Abraham prayed

unto God: and God healed Abime

lech, and his wife, and his maidser18 vants; and they bare children. For

the Lord had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech,

because of Sarah Abraham's wife. 211 And the LORD visited Sarah as he

had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah 2 as he had spoken. And! Sarah con

ceived, and bare Abraham a son in

his old age, at the set time of which 3 God had spoken to him. And Abra

ham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. 'And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac Iwhen he wası eight days old, as God had com5 manded him. 'And Abraham was an

hundred years old, when his son Isaac 6 was born unto him. And Sarah said,

God hath 8made me to laugh ; 'every one that 'heareth! will laugh with me. 1 °And she said, Who would have said

unto Abraham, that Sarah should Igivel children suck ? for I have bornel him a son in his old age.

And the child grew, and was weaned : and Abraham made a great feast lon!

the day that Isaac weaned. 9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar

the Egyptian, which she had 'borne! 10 unto Abraham, 4mocking. Where

fore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son : for the son of this bondwoman shall not

be heir with my son, even with Isaac. 11 And the thing was very grievous in

Abraham's sight lon account of his 12 son. And God said unto Abraham,

Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah 'saith unto thee, hearken unto her voice ;

for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. 13 And also of the son of the bond

woman will I make a nation, because

14 he is thy seed. And Abraham rose

up early in the morning, and took bread and a 5bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wan

dered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. 15) °And the water in the bottle was

spent, and she cast the child under 16 one of the shrubs. And she went,

and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not look upon! the death of the child. And she sat

over against him, and lift up her voice, 17 and wept. "And God heard the voice

of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard

the voice of the lad where he is. 18 °Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him

in thine hand; for I will make him 19 a great nation. And God opened her

eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle

with water, and gave the lad drink. 20 °And God was with the lad, and he

grew; and 'hel dwelt in the wilder21 ness, and became an archer. And

he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran : and his mother took him a wife out of

the land of Egypt. (22 And it came to pass at that time,

that Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his host spake unto Abraham,

saying, God is with thee in all that 23 thou doest: 'now therefore swear un

to me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with ?my son, nor with my son' son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto

me, and to the land wherein thou hast 24 sojourned. °And Abraham said, I 25 will swear. °And Abraham reproved

Abimelech because of ithel well of

water, which Abimelech's servants 26 had violently taken away.

°And Abimelech said, I know not who hath done this thing: neither didst

thou tell me, neither yet heard I of 27 it, but to-day. °And Abraham took

sheep and oxen, and gave them unto

Abimelech; and they twol made a 28 covenant. "And Abraham set seven

ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. 29 °And Abimelech said unto Abraham,


1 Or, he * Or, lbeforel all Imen! 3 Or, I prepared laughter forl me

4 Or, Iplaying!

5 Or, Iskinl
6 Or, became, las he grew upl, an


7 Or, my loffspringl, nor with my


VERSION OF 1611.–16 he .. to .. unto .. with .. other: thus she was reproved; 17 So. XXI. 2 For; 4 being; 6 so that all.. hear; 7 have given.. born ; 8 same; 9 born; 11 because ; 12 hath said; 16 see; 22 (chief); 25 a; 26 wot; 27 both of them. = [31]


What mean these seven ewe lambs 10 the wood. And Abraham stretched

which thou hast set by themselves ? forth his hand, and took the knife to (30 °And he said, These seven ewe lambs 11 slay his son. ° And the angel of the

shalt thou take of my hand, that liti LORD called unto him out of heaven,

may be a witness unto me, that I have and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he 31 digged this well. "Wherefore he 12 said, Here am I. And he said, Lay

called that place Beer-sheba; because not thine hand upon the lad, neither (32 there they sware both of them. Sol do thou any thing unto him: for now

they made covenant at Beer-sheba : I know that thou fearest God, seeing landi Abimelech rose up, and Phicol thou hast not withheld thy son, thine the captain of his host, and they re- 13 only son, from me. "And Abraham

turned into the land of the Philistines. lifted up his eyes, and looked, and 33 °And Abraham planted a 'tamariski 2behold, behind him a ram caught in

sitreel in Beer-sheba, and called there Ithel thicket by his horns : and Abra

on the name of the LORD, the Ever- ham went and took the ram, and 34 lasting God. °And Abraham

offered him up for a burnt offering journed in the land 'of the Philistinesi 14 in the stead of his son. °And Abramany days.

ham called the name of that place 22 (1) And it came to pass after these Jehovah-jireh : as it is said to this

things, that God did 'provel Abraham, day, In the mount of the LORD tit shall

and said unto him, Abraham; and he 15) be providedi. °And the angel of the 2) said, Here am I. 'And he said, Take LORD called unto Abraham lal second

now thy son, thine only son, whom (16 time out of heaven, °and said, By mythou lovest, leven! Isaac, and get thee self have I sworn, saith the LORD, beinto the land of Moriah ; and offer cause thou hast done this thing, and him there for a burnt offering upon hast not withheld thy son, thine only

one of the mountains which I will tell 17 son: °that in blessing I will bless (3 thee of. °And Abraham rose early in thee, and in multiplying I will multi

the morning, and saddled his ass, and ply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, took two of his young men with him, and as the sand which is upon the sea and Isaac his son; and 'hel clave the shore; and thy seed shall possess the wood for the burnt offering, and rose 18 gate of his enemies ; °and in thy seed

up, and went unto the place of which shall all the nations of the earth be (4 God had told him. 'On the third day blessed; because thou hast obeyed

Abraham 'lifted up his eyes, and saw 19 my voice. So Abraham returned'un5 the place afar off. 'And Abraham to his young men, and they rose up

said unto his young men, Abide lyel and went together to Beer-sheba; and here with the ass, and I and the lad Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

will go yonder; and we will' worship, 20) And it came to pass after these 6) and come again to you. 'And Abra- things, that it was told Abraham, say

ham took the wood of the burnt offer- ing, Behold, Milcah, she also hath ing, and laid it upon Isaac his son; "bornel children unto thy brother Naand he took in his hand the fire and 21 hor; "Uz' his firstborn, and Buz his

ithel knife; and they went both of brother, and Kemuel the father of 7 them together. And Isaac spake un- 22 Aram; °and Chesed, and Hazo, and

to Abraham his father, and said, My Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. father: and he said, Here am I, my 23) °And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these son. And he said, Behold, the fire eight did Milcah bear to Nahor, Abra

and the wood: but where is the lamb 21) ham's brother. And his concubine, 8) for a burnt offering? °And Abraham whose name was Reumah, she also

said, God will provide himself 'thel bare Tebah, and Gaham, and 'Talamb for a burnt offering, my son: so

hashl, and Maacah. they went both of them together. 231 And ithe life of Sarah was an hun9 °And they came to the place which dred and seven and twenty years:

God had told him of; and Abraham these were the years of the life of built ithel altar there, and laid the 2 Sarah. And Sarah died in "Kiriathl. wood in order, and bound Isaac his arba (the same is Hebron), in the land son, and laid him on the altar, upon of Canaan: and Abraham came

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1 Heb. see for himself.
2 Or, according to many ancient au-

thorities, bchold a (Heb. one) ram

3 That is, The LORD will see, or,

4 Or, ihel shall be seen
6 Or, lbless themselvesi

VERSION OF 1611.–30 (For) .. they: 32 Thus .. then . . (chief); 33 grove: 34 Philistines'. XXII. 1 tempt .. (Behold); 3 (up); 4 (Then).. lift; 5 you ; 6 a; 8 a; 9 an; 13 a; 14 seen ; 15 the; 16 (for); 20 born; 21 Huz; 24 Thahash, XXIII. 1 old; 2 Kirjath. = [25]

mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. 3 And Abraham Trosel up from before

his dead, and spake unto the children! of Heth, saying, "I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you,

that I may bury my dead out of my 5 sight. "And the children of Heth

answered Abraham, saying unto him, * 6 °Hear us, my lord: thou art la mighty

prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre,

but that thou mayest bury thy dead. 1 °And Abraham 'rosel up, and bowed

himself to the people of the land, even & to the children of Heth. And he

communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and intreat

for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, 9) that he may give me the cave of

Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for the full price let him give it Ito' me 'in the

midst of you for a possession of a 10 buryingplace. Nowl Ephron Iwas

sitting in the midst of the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that

went in at the gate of his city, saying, 11 °Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give

I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the

sons of my people give I it thee: bury 12) thy dead. And Abraham bowed him

self down before the people of the (13 land. "And he spake unto Ephron in

the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt, I pray thee, hear me: I will give the price

of the field; take it of me, and I will 11 bury my dead there. And Ephron

answered Abraham, saying unto him, (15 My lord, hearken unto me: la piece

of land worth four hundred shekels

of silver, what is that betwixt me and 16 thee? bury therefore thy dead. °And

Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the Ichildren of Heth,

four hundred shekels of silver, cur17 rent money with the merchant. Soi

the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein,

and all the trees that were in the field,

that were in all the border thereofi 18 round about, were made sure "unto

Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before

all that went in at the gate of his city. 19 °And after this, Abraham buried Sarah

his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre (the same

is Hebron), in the land of Canaan. 20 °And the field, and the cave that is

therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying

place by the Ichildren of Heth. 241 And Abraham was old, and well

stricken in age: and the LORD had 2 blessed Abraham in all things. And

Abraham said unto his servant, "the elderl of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I

pray thee, thy 3 hand under my thigh: 'and I will

make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife 'forl my son of the daughters of the

Canaanites, 'among whom I dwell: 4 °but thou shalt go unto my country,

and to my kindred, and take a wife 5 fori my son Isaac. And the servant

said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land : must I needs bring

thy son again unto the land from 6 whence thou camest ? °And Abra

ham said unto him, Beware thou that

thou bring not my son thither again. 7 "The LORD, 'the God of heaven,

Ithat took me from my father's house, and from the land of my 'nativity", and 'that! spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt

take a wife Ifor my son from thence. (8) °And if the woman be not willing to

follow thee, then thou shalt be clear

from this my oath ; only thou shalt! 9 not bring my son thither again. And

the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and

sware to him concerning this matter. 10 °And the servant took ten camels, of

the camels of his master, and departed; 2. havingl all goodly things! of his i master's in his hand : and he

arose, and went to 3Mesopotamia, (11 unto the city of Nahor. "And he

1 Heb. a prince of God.

2 Or, for all the goods of his master

were in his hand

made ithel camels to kneel down

9 Heb. Aram-naharaim, that is,

Aram of the two rivers.

VERSION OF 1611.–3 stood.. sons; 7 stood; 9 as much money as it is worth he shall. .amongst; 10 And.. dwelt amongst; 13 (give it) .. thee money for ; 15 the .. is; 16 sons; 17 And .. borders ;

XXIV. 2 eldest; 3 unto .. amongst ; 4 unto; 7 which .. kindred .. which . . unto: 8 (will); 9 that; 10 for.. the goods. . master were; 11 his.= [43]

20 sons.

without the city by 'thel well of water

at the time of evening, the time that 12) women go out to draw water. And

he said, O LORD, 'thel God of my master Abraham, send me, I pray thee, good speed this day, and shew

kindness unto my master Abraham. (13 °Behold, I stand by the 'fountain of

water; and the daughters of the men

of the city come out to draw water: 14 °and let it come to pass, that the

damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast

shewed kindness unto my master. 15 °And it came to pass, before he had

done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel

the son of Milcah, the wife of Na

hor, Abraham's brother, with her 16 pitcher upon her shoulder. And the

damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the foun

tain', and filled her pitcher, and came 17) up. "And the servant ran to meet

her, and said, "Givel me 'tol drink, I

pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher, 18 °And she said, Drink, my lord: and

she hasted, and let down her pitcher

upon her hand, and gave him drink. (19 °And when she had done giving him

drink, she said, I will draw for thy

camels also, until they have done (20 drinking. And she hasted, and emp

tied her pitcher into the trough, and

ran again unto the well to draw, and 21 drew for all his camels. And the

man 'looked stedfastly on' her; 'holding his peace, to 'knowl whether the

Lord had made his journey prosper22 ous or not. °And it came to pass, as

the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden 'ring' of 'half a shekel weight, and two bracelets

for her hands of ten shekels weight 23 of gold; °and said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I

pray thee. Is there room in thy father's house for 24 us to lodge in? And she said unto

him, I am the daughter of Bethuel

the son of Milcah, which she bare 25 unto Nahor. °She said moreover

unto him, We have both straw and

provender enough, and room to lodge (26 in. °And the man bowed his head,

27) and worshipped the LORD. 'And he

said, Blessed be the LORD, 'thel God of my master Abraham, who hath not 'forsaken' his mercy and his truth Itoward' my master: 'as for mel, the

Lord 'hath' led me in the way to the (28 house of my master's brethren. 'And

the damsel ran, and told her mother's

house 'according to these 'words!. 29 °And Rebekah had a brother, and his

name was Laban : and Laban ran out

unto the man, unto the fountain'. 30 °And it came to pass, when he saw

the 'ring', and thel bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, be

hold, he stood by the camels at the 31 'fountain'. 'And he said, Come in,

thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have

prepared the house, and room for the 32 camels. And the man came into the

house, and he ungirded Ithel camels; and he' gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his

feet and the men's feet that were 33 with him. And there was set meat

before him to eat: but he said, I will

not eat, until I have told mine errand. 34 And he said, Speak on. °And he 35 said, I am Abraham's servant. And

the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and menservants

and maidservants, and camels and 36 asses. °And Sarah my master's wife

bare a son to my master when she

was old : and unto him hath he given 37 all that he hath. 'And my master

made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife 'fori my son of the

daughters of the Canaanites, in whose 38 land I dwell: obut thou shalt go unto

my father's house, and to my kindred, 39 and take a wife 'for my son. °And

I said unto my master, Peradventure 40 the woman will not follow me. And

he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my

kindred, and of my father's house: (11 °then shalt thou be clear from my

oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give therl not 'to!

thee, thou shalt be clear from my oath. 42 °And I came this day unto the foun

1 Heb. a beka. See Ex, xxxviii. 26.

VERSION OF 1611.-a.. (the).. (even); 13 (here).. well: 16 well; 17 Let; 19 (water); 20 (water); 21 wondering at. . held .. wit, 22 earring; 26 (down); 27 left destitúte .. of.. I being; 28 (them of).. things; 29 well; 30 earring.. well; 32 his; 37 to; 38 unto; 41 (this); 42 well. =(32]

tain', and said, O LORD, 'the God of

my master Abraham, if now thou do 43) prosper my way which I go: obehold,

I stand by the 'fountain of water; and 'letit come to pass, that the maiden whichi cometh forth to draw, to iwhom I Ishalll say, Give me, I

pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher (4 to drink; 'and she 'shalll say to me,

Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels : let the same be the

woman whom the LORD hath ap(45 pointed for my master's son. "And

before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the 'foun

tain', and drew: and I said unto her, 46 Let me drink, I pray thee. And she

made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also:

so I drank, and she made the camels 11 drink also. °And I asked her, and

said, Whose daughter art thou ? And she said, the daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the fringupon

her 'nosel, and the bracelets upon her (Is hands. And I bowed my head, and

worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD, 'the God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's

brother's daughter for his 49 And now if ye will deal kindly and

truly with my master, tell me: and if

not, tell me; that I may turn to the 54 right hand, or to the left. "Then La

ban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD:

we cannot speak unto thee bad or 51 good. "Behold, Rebekah is before

thee, take her, and go, and let her be

thy master's son's wife, as the LORD 52) hath spoken. °And it came to pass,

that, when Abraham's servant heard

their words, he 'bowed' himself idown! 33 to the earth funtol the LORD. 'And

the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah : he

gave also to her brother and to her 54 mother precious things. And they

did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morn

ing, and he said, Send me away unto 55 my master. 'And her brother and

her mother said, Let the damsel abide

with us a few days, at the least ten; 56 after that she shall go. °And he said

unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the Lord hath prospered my way; send

me away that I may go to my master. 57 °And they said, We will call the

damsel, and inquire at her mouth. 58 °And they called Rebekah, and said

unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? 59 And she said, I will go. °And they

sent away Rebekah their sister, and

her nurse, and Abraham's servant, (60 and his men. °And they blessed

Rebekah, and said unto her, Our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of 'ten thousands', and let thy

seed possess the gate of those which 61 hate them. °And Rebekah arose,

and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man:

and the servant took Rebekah, and 62 went his way.

°And Isaac came Ifrom the way of Beerl-lahai-roi; for

he dwelt in the land of the South. 63) °And Isaac went out to meditate in

the field at the eventide : and he Hlifted up his eyes, and saw, and, be

hold, Itherel were camels coming. 64 °And Rebekah 'lifted' up her eyes,

and when she saw Isaac, she lighted (65 off the camel. And she said unto

the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant said, It is my mas

ter: landi she took iherl veil, and 66 covered herself. °And the servant

told Isaac all the things that he had 67 done. And Isaac brought her into

his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was

comforted after his mother's death. 251 Andi Abraham took 'anotherl wife, 2 and her name was Keturah. And

she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan,

and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, 3 and Shuah. And Jokshan begat

Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of

Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, 4 and Leummim. °And the sons of

Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All

these were the children of Keturah. 5 °And Abraham gave all that he had 6 unto Isaac. But unto the sons of

the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts; and 'hel sent them away from Isaac his son, while


1 The Sept. has, through the wilderness.

VERSION OF 1611.- 43 well .. shall .. when .. virgin . . water, and .. her ; 44 (out); 45 well .. (zater); 47 earring .. face ; 48 (down) unto; 52 worshipped ... bowing ; 60 (Thou art). . millions ; 82 the; 63 lift.. the; 64 lift; 65 For.. (had). (had). . therefore..a. XXV. 1 Then again. = (32)

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