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im,and theZuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Sha, eh, Kirjarhaim,

6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness. 7 And they returned,and came to En-mishpat, which is Kadeh,and fmote all the countreyof the Amalekites, and alfo the Amorites that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar.

8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gom rrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboilm, and the king of Bela (the fame is Zoar) and they joyned batrel withthem in the vale of, Siddim.

9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of narions, and Amraphel king o Shinar, and Arloch king of Ellafar; four kings with five.

10 And the vale of Siddim was full o lime-pits; and the kings of Sedom & Go. morrah Hed,and fell there: and they that remained fed to the mountain.

And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah,and all their victuals, and went their way.

12 And they took Lot Abrams brother fon, (who dwelt in Sodom) and his goods, and departed.

13 And there came one that had efcaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Efchol, and brother of Aner': and thefe were confederato with Abram.

14And when Abram heard

that his brother was taken

16" And he brought back all the goods, and lo brought again his brother Lor, and his goods, and the women alfo,and the people

17 And the king of So dom went out to meet him (after his return from thedaughter ofchedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him) at the valley of Shavel, which is the kings dale..

18And Melchizedeck king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the prieft of the moft high God

19 And he bleffed him, and faid, Bleffed Abram. of the most high God, poffeffour of heaven and earth. 20 And bleffed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

21 And the king of Sodom faid unto Abram, Give me the perfons, and take the" goods to thy felf.

22 And Abram faid to the king of Sodom, I have life up mine hand unto the LORD,the most high God, the poffeffor of heaven and earth.

23 That I will not take from arhreed even to a hoe larcher, and that I will not take anything thatisthine, left thou fhouldeft fay, I have made Abram rich:

24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me,Aner, Ehcol,and Mamre;let them take their portion.

CHA P. XV.NGH these things. the


captive, he armed his tral. word of theLORD came ned fervants born in his unto Abram in a vifion,fay. own houfe, three hundred ing, Fear not, Abram I and eighteen, and purfued thy fhield, and thy exceed. them unto Dan. ing great reward.

15 And he divided himfelf against them, he and his fervants by night, and fmote them, and pursued them unco Hoba, which is on the left hand of Damaf Cu6.

And Abram fald, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me,feing I go childless,and the fteward of my houfe is this Ellezer of Damaf cus?

3 And Abram faid, Be Hold,

hold,to me thou haft given 16 Bur in the fourth gene no feed and lo, one born rarion they fhall come hiin mine houfe is mine heir, ther again: for the iniquity 4 And behold, the word of the Amorite is not yet. of the LORD came unto full. him, faying, This fhall not 17 And it came to pass, be thine heir, but he that that when the fun went fbal come forth out of thine down, and it was dark, be own bowels fhall be thine hold afmoking furnace,and a burning lamp that paffed between thofe pieces.


And he brought him forth abroad,and faid, Look now toward heaven,and tell the ftars,ltthou be able to number them: And he faid unto him, So fhall chy feed be. 6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

7 And he faid unto him, am theLORD that brought thee our of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit.

S And he fald, Lord GOD, whereby fhal I know that I hall inherit it?

9 And he fald unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a the-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.

10 And he took unto him all thefe, and divided them in the midt, and laid each plece one against another: but thebirds divided he not 11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcafes, Abram drove them a way.

12 And when the fun was going down, a deep fleep fell upon Abram; and lo, an horror of greatdarkness fell upon him.

13 And he faid unto Abram, Know of a firety, that thy feed thall be a ftranger in aland tear is not theirs,and fhall ferve them, and they thall aflet them four hundred years.

14 And alfo that nation whom they hail ferve,will I judge: and afterward fhal they come out with great fubftance.

15 And thou shalt go to itby fathers in peace; thou halt be buried in a good old age.

18 In that fame day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, faying, Unto thy feed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates...

19 The Kenites, and the Kenizites, and the Kadmonites,

20 And the Hittites, and the Perizeltes, and the Rephaims,

21 And the Amorites,and the Canaanites, and the Girgafhites, and the Je bufites.

CHAP. XVI. Now Saral Abrams-wife bare him no children: and the bad an hand,maid, an Egyptian; whofe name was Hagar.

2 And Sarai faid unto Abram,behold, now theLord hath refrained me from bearing: 1 pray thee go in unto my maid, it may be that I may obtain children by her: and Abram hearkened to the voice of Saral.

3 And Sarai Abrams wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years In the land of Canaan, and gave her ro her husband Abram, to be his wife.

44 And he went in unto Hagar, and the conceived: And when the faw that the had conceived, her miftrefs was defpifed In her eyes.

And Sarai fald unto Abram, My wrong ⚫be upon thee:I have given my mald into thy bofom; and when the faw that he had conceived, I was defpifed in. her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.

6 But Abram fald unto Saral,

Saral, Behold, thy maid is In thine hand, do to her as it pleafeth thee. And when Saraidealt hardly with her, the fled from her face.

7 And the angel of the LORDfound her by afoun tain ofwarer in the wilder nefs, by thefountain in the way to Shur:

8 And hefaid, Hagar. Sa rais maid, whence cameft thou and whither wilt thou go? and the fald, I fee from theface of my mistress Sarai.

9 And the angel of the LORD fald unto her, Return to thy mistress, and fubmit thy felf under her hands.

to And the angel of the LORD faid unto her, I will multiply thy feed, exceed ingi, that it shall not be numbred for multitude.

1 And the angel of the LORD fald unto her, Behold, thouare with child, and halt bear a fon: and fhalt call his name Ifhmael: because the LORD hath heard thy affliction

12 And he will be a wilde man, his hand will be against every man, and every mans hand against him and he shall dwell in the prefence of all his brethren 13 And the called the name of theLORDtharfpake unto her, Thou God feeft me: for the fald,Have lalfo here looked after him that feeth me?

14 Wherefore the well was called, Beer-labal-rol: behold,It is betweenCadeth and Bered.

15 And Hagar bare A bram a fon; and Abram cal led his fons name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael,

16 And Abram was four. fcore andfix years oldwhen Hagar bare Ihmael to A



God, walk before me, and be thon perfect.

2 And I will make my co venant between me & thee, and will multiply thee ex ceedingly.

3 And Abram fell on his face and God talked with him, faying,

4 As for me, behold, my covenant fs with thee, and thou shalt be a facher of many nations:

Neither hall thy name any more be called Abram ; but rhy name fhall be Abra ham, for a father of many nations have I made thec. 6 Ard I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee; and kings thall come out of thee.

7 And I will eftablish my covenant between me and thes, and thy feed after thee, in their generations, for aneverlaftingcovenant; to be a God unto thee, and to thy feed after thee.

8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy feed after thee,the landwherein thou art a ftranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everla fting poffeffion; and I will be their God..

9 And God fald unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy feed after thee, in their generations,

10 This is my covenant which ye shall keep be tween me and vou, and thy feed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcifed..

11 And ye fhall circumcife the flesh of your fore skin; and it thal be aroken of the covenant betwixt me and you.

12 And he that is elght days old shall be circumcif ed among you, every man child in your generations, he thar is born in the houfe, or bought with mo ney ofany ftränger, which is not of thy feed.

CHAP. XVIL Nd when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and faid unto 13 He that is born in thy him, I am the Almighty houfe, & be that is bought


with thymoney,muft needs fame day, as God, had faid. be circumclfed: and my co unro him.

venant fhal be in your flesh 24 And Abraham was nine for an everlaftingcovenant ty years old & nine, when 14 And the uncircumcifed he was circumcifed in the man child, whofe flesh of fleth of his fore-skin. is not circum 25 And 1hmael his fon wa cifed, that foul fhal be cur thirteen years old when he off from his people, he hath was circumcifed in theßiefh broken my covenant. of his fore skin.

15 And God faid unto Abraham, As for Saral thy wife, Thou thale nor call her name Saral, but Sarah Thall her name be.

16 And I will ble's her, and give thee a fon alfo of her: yea, I will blefs her, and the thal be a mother of nat!. ons; kings of people fhall

be of her.

17 Then Abraham fell up. on his face, and laughed, and faid in his heart,Shala child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and fhal Sarah,that is ninc. tyea's old, bear?"

18 And Abraham fald unto God, O that Ifhma: 1 might live before thee!

19 And God fald, Sarah thy wife fhall bear thee a fon Indeed; and thou shale call his name Ifaac, and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlafting Covenant, and with his feed after him.

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee; Behold, I have bleffed him, aad will make him fruitful,and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes hal hebeger and I willmake him agrear nation..

21 But my covenant will I establish withIfaac,whom Sarahhal bear unto thee at this fer time in the next year.

22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

22 And Abraham took Ichmael hisfon,and all that were born in hishoufe,&all that were bought withhis money, every male among 1 the men ofAbrahams houfe; and circumcl ed thefleth of their foreskin, in the felf

26 In the felf fame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ihmael his fon,

27 And all the men of his houfe, born in the houfe, and bought with money of the ftranger, were circums cled with him.


ANd the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre and he far in the tent door in theheat of the day.

2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and lo, three men stood by him; & when hefaw them, he ran to meet them from the rent door, and bowed himself toward the ground.

3 And fald, My lord, if now I have foundfavour in thy ght, pafs not away, I pray thee, from thy fervant:

4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and reft your felves under the tree.

And I will fetch a mor fel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye hall pafs on: for there fore are ye come to your fervant. And they fald, so do as thou haft faid.

6 And Abraham haftened into the tent unto Sarah,& faid, Make ready quickly three measures offine meal, knead it 'and make cakes upon the hearth.

7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hafted to dress it.

8 And he took butter,and milk,and the calf which he had dreffed, & fet it before them,and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

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And they faid unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he fald, Behold, in the tent,

10 And he faid,I will cer tainly return unto thee ac cording to the time of life: and lo, Sarah thy wife fhall have a fon AndSarah heard ft in the tent.door, which was behind him,

11 Now Abraham and Sai rah www old, and well ftric. ken in age: and it ceafed to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

12 Therefore Sarah laugh: ed within her felf, faylng, After I am waxed old, thall I have pleasure, my lord being old allo?

13 And the LORD faid anto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, faying, Shall I of a furery bear a child, which am old?

14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed will I return un to thee, according to the time of life,and Sarah fhall have a fon.

15 Then Sarah denied, Laying, I laughed not: for the was afraid. And hefaid, Nay, but thou didst laugh. 16.And the men rofe up from thence,and looked to ward Sodom and Abraham went with them, to bring them on the way.

17 And the Lord fald,Shal I hide from Abraham thar thing which I do?

18 Setng that Abraham hall furely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations ofthe earthfal be bleffed in him.

19 For I know him, that he will command his chil. dren,and his houfholdafter him, & they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do ju fice, and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he harh fpoken of him.

20 And the Lord fald,Be caufe the cry of Sodom, &c Gomorrah is great, and be caufe their in is very grie

21 I will go down now, and fee whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not I will know.

22 And the men turned their facesfrom thence,and went toward Sodom: but Abraham.ftood yer before the LORD.

23 And Abraham drew near, and faid, Wilt thou alfo deftroy the righteous with the wicked?

24 Reradventure there be fifty righteous within the city,wilt thou alodefroy, and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to flay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righen reous fhould be as the wic ked, that be far from thee fhal not the judge of all the earth do right?

26 And the Lord faid, If I find in Scdom fifty righ teous within the city, then I will fpare all the place for their fakes.

27 And Abraham anfwered and faid, Behold now, I have taken upon me to fpeak unto the Lord, which am but duft and athes. 28Peradventure there that lack five of the fifty righ teous: wilt thou deffroy all the city for lack of five? Ard he fald,IfI find there four. ty and five, I will not de froy ft.

29 And he fpake unto him yet again, and fald, Perad. venture there fhall be four. ty found there. And hefaid, I will not do in for fourties fake.

30 And he fald unto him, Oh let not the Lord be an gry, and I will fpeak: Per adventure there that thirty be found there. And he fald, I will not do it. If I find thirty there.

31 And he fald, Behold now, I have taken upon me ro fpeak unto the LORD: Peradventure there fhall be


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