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The building of Babel.

GENESIS. The generations of Shem were the families of the Canaanites spread found their language, that they may no abroad.

understand one another's speech. 19 And the border of the Canaanites 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, from thence upon the face of all the earth : unto Gaza; as thou goest unto Sodom and they left off to build the city. and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, 9 Therefore is the name of it called even unto Lasha.

Babel, because the Lord did there con20 These are the sons of Ham, after found the language of all the earth: and their families, after their tongues, in their from thence did the LORD scatter them countries, and in their nations.

abrcad upon the face of all the earth. 21 |Unto Shem also, the fatherof all the 10 T These are the generations of children of Eber, the brother of Japheth Shem: Shem was a hundred years old, the elder, even to him were children born. and begat Arphaxad two years after the

22 The children of Shem; Elam, and food : Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and 11 And Shem lived after he begat ArAram.

phaxad five hundred years, and begat sons 23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and and daughters. Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty 24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and years, and begat Salah. Salah begat Eber.

13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat 25 And unto Eber were born two sons : Salah four hundred and three years, and the name of one was Peleg, for in his begat sons and daughters. days was the earth divided; and his bro- 14 And Salah lived thirty years, and ther's name was Joktan.

begat Eber: 26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and 15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, four hundred and three years, and begat

27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Dík- sons and daughters. Jah,

16 And Eber_lived sour and thirty 28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, years, and begat Peleg: 29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: 17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg all these were the sons of Joktan. four hundred and thirty years, and begat

30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, sons and daughters. as thou goest unto Sephar, a mount of the 18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and east.

begat Reu: 31 These are the sons of Shem, after 19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu their families, after their tongues, in their two hundred and nine years, and begat lands, after their nations.

sons and daughters. 32 These are the families of the sons 20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, of Noah, after their generations, in their and begat Serug. nations : and by these were the nations 21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug divided in the earth after the food. two hundred and seven years, and begat CHAP. XI.

sons and daughters.

22 And Serug lived thirty years, and guage, and of one speech. begat Nahor: 2 Ånd it came to pass as they journey- 23 And Serug lived after he begat Naed from the east, that they found a plain in hor two hundred years, and begat sons the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. and daughters.

3 And they said one to another, Go 24 And Nabor lived nine and twenty to, let us make brick, and burn them years, and begat Terah. thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, 25 And Nahor lived after he begat Teand slime had they for mortar.

rab a hundred and nineteen years, and 4 And they said, Go to, let us build begat sons and daughters. us a city, and a tower, whose top may 26 And Terah lived seventy years, and reach unto heaven; and let us make us a begat Abram, Nabor, and Haran. name, lest we be scattered abroad upon 27 | Now these are the generations of the face of the whole earth.

Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and 5 And the Lord came down to see Haran: and Haran begat Lot. the city and the tower, which the children 28 And Haran died before his father of men builded.

Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur 6 And the LORD said, Behold, the peo- of the Chaldees. ple is one, and they have all one language; 29 And Abram and Nahor took them and this they begin to do: and now no- wives: the name of Abram's wife was thing will be restrained from them, which Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife Milhey have imagined to do.

cah, the daughter of Haran, the father of 7 Go to, let us go down, and there con-i Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

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The call of Abram

CHAP. XII, XIII. Nbram and Lot separate. 30 But Sarai was barren; she had no ter: that it may be well with me for thy child.

sake; and my soul shall live because of 31 And Terah took Abram his son, thee. and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, 14 | And it came to pass, that when and Sarai his daughter-in-law, bis son Abram was come into Egypt, the EgypAbram's wife; and they went forth with tians beheld the woman that she was very them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into fair. the land of Canaan; and they came unto 15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw Haran, and dwelt there.

her, and commended her before Pharaoh : 32 And the days of Terab_were two and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's hundred and five years: and Terah died house. in Haran.

16 And he entreated Abram well for CHAP. XII.

her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, W

Get thee out of thy country, and maid-servants, and she-asses, and camels. from thy kindred, and from thy father's 17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and bouse, unto a land that I will shew thee: his house with great plagues because of

2 And I will make of thee a great na- Sarai,Abram's wife. tion, and I will bless thee, and make thy 18' And Pharaoh called Abram, and name great; and thou shalt be a blessing : said, What is this that thou hast done

3 And I will bless them that bless thee, unto me? why didst thou not tell me that and curse him that curseth thee: and in she was thy wife? thee shall all families of the earth be 19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? blessed.

so I might have taken her to me to wife: 4 So Abram departed, as the Lord had now therefore behold thy wife, take her, spoken unto him, and Lot went with him: and go thy way. and Abram was seventy and five years old 20 And Pharaoh commanded his men when be departed out of Haran.

concerning him: and they sent him away, 5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and and his wife, and all that he had. Lot his brother's son, and all their sub

CHAP. XIII. Stance that they had gathered, and the A and his wife, and all

that he had, and

up souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Ca- Lot with him, into the south. naan; and into the land of Canaan they 2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, came.

in silver, and in gold. 6 And Abram passed through the land 3 And he went on his journeys from the unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain south even to Beth-el, unto the place of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then where his tent had been at the beginning, in the land.

between Beth-el and Hai; 7 And tbe LORD appeared unto Abram, 4 Unto the place of the altar, which he and said, Unto thy seed will I give this had made there at the first: and there land: and there builded he an altar unto Abram called on the name of the LORD. the LORD, who appeared unto him. 5 And Lot also, which went with Abram,

8 And he removed from thence unto a had flocks, and herds, and tents. mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitch- 6 And the land was not able to bear ed his tent, having Beth-el on the west, them, that they might dwell together: for and Hai on the east: and there be builded their substance was great, so that they an altar unto the LORD, and called upon could not dwell together. the name of the LORD.

7 And there was a strife between the 9 And Abram journeyed, going on still herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdtoward the south.

men of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite 10 | And there was a famine in the and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. land: and Abram went down into Egypt 8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there 10 sojourn there; for the famine was be no strife, I pray thee, between me and grievous in the land.

thee, and between my herdmen and thy 11 And it came to pass, when he was herdmen; for we be brethren. come near to enter into Egypt, that he 9 Is not the whole land before thee? said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I Separate thyself, I pray thee, froin me: know that thou art a fair woman to look if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will upon:

go to the right; or if thou départ to the 12 Therefore it shall come to pass, right hand, then I will go to the left. when the Egyptians shall see thee, that 10 And Lot listed up his eyes, and bethey shall say, This is his wife: and they held all the plain of Jordan, that it was will kill me, but they will save thee alive. well watered every where, before the 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sis- Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrahy


The battle of four kings

against five. even as the garden of the Lord, like theraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Ellasar; four kings with five.

1 Then Lot chose him all the plain of 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east; and slime-pits; and the kings of Sodom and they separated themselves the one from Gomorrah led, and fell there: and they the other.

that remained fled to the mountain. 12 Abram dwelled in the land of Ca- 11 And they took all the goods of Sonaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the dom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom, and went their way.

13 But the men of Sodon were wicked 12 And they took Lot, Abram's bro. and sinners before the Lord, exceedingly. ther's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his

14 [ And the LORD said unto Abram, goods and departed. after that Lot was separated from him, 13 | And there came one that had esLift up now thine eyes, and look from the caped, and told Abram the Hebrew ; for place where thou art, northward, and he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amosouthward, and eastward, and westward: rite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of

15 For all the land which thou seest, Aner: and these were confederate with to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for Abram. ever.

14 And when Abram heard that his 18 And I will make thy seed as the brother was taken captive, he armed his dust of the earth : so that if a man can trained servants, born in his own house, number the dust of the earth, then shall three hundred and eighteen, and pursued thy seed also be numbered.

them unto Dan. 17 Arise, walk through the land in the 15 And he divided himself against them, length of it and in the breadth of it; for he and his servants by night, and smote I will give it unto thee.

them, and pursued them unto Hobah, 18 Then Abram removed his tent, and which is on the left hand of Damascus. came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, 16 And he brought back all the goods, which is in Hebron, and built there an and also brought again his brother Lot, altar unto the Lord.

and his goods, and the women also, and CHAP. XIV.

the people. A ND it came to pass, in the days of 17 | And the king of Sodom went out

Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch to meet him (after his return from the king of Ellazar, Chedorlaomer king of slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the Elam, and Tidal king of nations ; kings that were with him,)at the valley of

2 That these made war with Bera king Shaveh, which is the king's dale. of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Go- 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem morrah, Shinab king of Admah, and She- brought forth bread and wine: and he meber king of Zebonim, and the king of was the priest of the most high God. Bela, which is Zoar.

19 And he blessed him, and said, 3 'All these were joined together in the Blessed be Abram of the most high God, vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. possessor of heaven and earth:

4 Twelve years they served Chedor. 20. And blessed be the most high God, laomer,and in the thirteenth year they re- which hath delivered thine enemies into belled.

thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. 5 And in the fourteenth year came 21 And the king of Sodom said unto Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were Abram, Give me the persons, and take with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ash- the goods to thyself. teroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, 27 And Abram said to the king of soand the Eunims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, dom, I have lifted up my hand unto the

6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, LORD, the most high God, the possessor of unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness. heaven and earth,

7. And they returned, and came to En- 23 That I will not take from a thread mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all even to a shoe-latchet, and that I will not the country of the Amalekites, and also take any thing that is thine, lest thou the Amorítes, that dwelt in Hazezon- shouldest say, I have made Abram rich : tamar.

24 Save only that which the young men 8 And there went out ihe king of So. have eaten, and the portion of the men dom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and king of Admah, and the king of Zebojim, Mamre; let them take their portion. and the king of Bela, (the same is Zoar ;)

CHAP. XV. and they ijained battle with them in the A FLER these thioex bthem word of the of Siddim ;

Lord came unto Abram in a vision, 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and with Tidal king of nations, and Am-land thy exceeding great reward.

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