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The confusion of tongues.

BEFORE CHRIST cir. 2247.

• Heb. a man said to his neighbour.

8 Heb. burn them to a burning.

a Deut. 1.28.

b ch. 18. 21.

• ch. 9. 19. Acts 17. 26. d ver. 1.

• Ps. 2. 1.

1 ch. 1. 26. Ps. 2. 4.

Acts 2. 4, 5, 6.

8 ch. 42. 23.


found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and 3 burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, a whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

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Deut. 28.49. Speech.

Jer. 5. 15.

1 Cor. 14. 2, 11.

Luke 1.51. ch. 10. 25,


4 That is, Confusion.

k 1 Cor. 14. 23.

1 ch. 10. 22. 1 Chron.

1. 17.




8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.


9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:

11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

12 And Arphaxad lived five and m See Luke thirty years, mand begat Salah: 13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters. 14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:



D 1 Chron. 1. 19.

• Called,

God calleth Abram.

21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters. 22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:

23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat 9 Terah:

25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters. 26 And Terah lived seventy years, and 'begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. 27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

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29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of ch. 17. 15. Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.


& 20. 12. t ch. 22. 20.

30 But "Sarai was barren; she had ach. 16.1.2. no child.

& 18. 11, 12.

w ch. 12. 1.

31 And Terah w took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of Neh. 9.7. the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, cir. 1923. and dwelt there.

32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.


1 God calleth Abram, and blesseth him with a promise of Christ. 4 He departeth with Lot from Haran. 6 He journeyeth through Canaan, 7 which is promised him in a vision. 10 He is driven by a famine into Egypt. 11 Fear maketh him feign his wife to be his sister. 14 Pharaoh, having taken her from him, by plagues is compelled to restore her.

Acts 7. 4. y ch. 10. 19.


15 And Salah lived after he begat NOW the LORD had said unto Neh. 157.

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17 And Eber lived after he begat Luke 3. 35, Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.



18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:

19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.

20 And Reu lived two and thirty and begat P Serug:

2185. PLuke 3. 35, Saruch years,

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5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they


6 ¶ And Abram 'passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.


7 m And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, "Unto thy seed

th. 18. 15. wilded give this land; and there

Ps. 105.9,

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he an altar unto the LORD,

who appeared unto him.

8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.

9 And Abram journeyed, 4 going on still toward the south.

10 And there was a famine in the land and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.


11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art "a fair woman to look upon:

12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: ch. 20. 11. and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.

& 26. 7.

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13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

14 T And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

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16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.

17 And the LORD plagued PhaPs. 105. 14. raoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.

Heb. 18. 4.

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18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.


BEFORE CHRIST cir. 1920.

c ch. 20. 9. & 26. 10.

20 And Pharaoh commanded his Prov. 21.1. men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.

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6 And the land was not able to fch. 36. 7. bear them, that they might dwell together for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

7 And there was a strife between 8 ch. 26. 20. the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: hand ch. 12. 6. the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let 11 Cor. 6. 7. there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.

9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

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13 But the men of Sodom" were Ezek. 16.49. wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

2 Pet. 2.7,8.

t ch. 6. 11.

a ver. 11.

ch. 28. 14.

x ch. 12. 7. & 15. 18. &

17.8. & 24.7.

& 26. 4.

Num. 34.12.

Deut. 34. 4. Acts 7. 5.

2 Chr.20.7. 29. & 112. 2.

Pa. 37. 22,

2 ch. 15. 5. &

22. 17. & 26.

4. & 28. 14. & 32. 12. Ex. 32. 13.


Deut. 1. 10.

1 Kings4.20.

1 Chr.27.23. Is. 48. 19. Jer. 33. 22. Kom. 4. 16, 17, 18. Heb. 11. 12. ch. 14. 13. 2 Heb. plains.

b ch. 35, 27. & 37. 14.

a ch. 10. 10. & 11. 2.

14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot" was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:

15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and y to thy seed for ever.

16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.


18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and a dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.


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Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer bLs. 11.11. king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;

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2 That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is a Zoar. 3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the Deut. 3. 17. salt sea.

4 ch. 19. 22.

e Num. 34. 12.

Josh. 3. 16.

Ps. 107. 34. f ch. 9. 26.

cir. 1913.

g ch. 15. 20.

h Josh. 12.4. & 13. 12.


4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

5 And in the fourteenth year came Deut. 3. 11. Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote & the Rephaims bin Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim,

¡ Deut. 2.20.

k Deut. 2.10, 11.

8 Or, The plain of Kiriathaim.


6' And the Horites in their mount Deut. 2. 12, Seir, unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness.


4 Or, The plain of Paran, ch. 21. 21. Num. 12.16. & 13. 8.

7 And they returned, and came to En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Ama

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13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: 'andt ver. 24. these were confederate with Abram.

14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he 2 armed his trained servants, w born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them *unto Dan. 15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night,


ch. 13. 8. 2 Ory led forth.

3 Or, in


& 17. 12, 27. Eccles. 2. 7.

w ch. 15. 3.

smote them, and pursued them 3 Deut. 34.1.

unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.

16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.


Is. 41. 2,3.

ver. 11, 12.


Judg. 11. 18am. 18. 6.

b Heb. 7. 1.

17 And the king of Sodom a went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale. 18 And Melchizedek king of Sa- Heb. 7. 1. lem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.


19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, "possessor of heaven and earth: 20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.


• 2 Sam. 18. 18.

• Ps. 110. 4. Heb. 5. 6.

1 Mio. 6. 6.

Acts 16. 17. Ruth 3.10.

2 Sam. 2. 5. h ver. 22.

Matt. 11.25.

1 ch. 24. 27.

k Heb. 7. 4.

21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, Heb.souls. and take the goods to thyself.

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▲ Dan. 10. 1. Acts 10. 10, 11.

b ch. 26. 24.
Dan. 10. 12.
Luke 1. 13,

• Ps. 3. 3. &
5. 12. & 84.
11. & 91. 4.
& 119. 114.
d Pa. 16. 5.
& 58. 11.
Prov. 11. 18.
• Acts 7. 5.

? ch. 14. 14.

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

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plaineth for want of an heir. 4 God pro-
miseth him a son, and a multiplying of his

seed. 6 Abram is justified by faith. 7
Canaan is promised again, and confirmed
by a sign, 12 and a vision.

AFTER these things the word of

the came unto Abram &
a vision, saying, b Fear not, Abram:
I am thy shield, and thy exceeding
great reward.




2 And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?

And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, f one born in my house is mine heir.

4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that 8 shall come forth out of thine own 12. & 16. 11. bowels shall be thine heir.

€ 2 8am. 7.

2 Chron. 32. 21.

Ps. 147. 4. 1 Jer. 33. 22.

ch. 22. 17.

Ex. 32. 13. Deut. 1. 10. & 10. 22.

1 Chron. 27.23.

Rom. 4. 18.

Heb. 11. 12.
See ch. 13.


9, 22.

Gal. & 6.

James 2.23.

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5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

6 And he believed in the LORD; and hem counted it to him for righ


7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur

Canaan is promised again.

down, a deep sleep fell upon A-
bram; and, lo, an horror of great
darkness fell upon him.


BEFORE CHRIST cir. 1913.

t ch. 2. 21.

☐ Ex. 12.40. Ps. 105. 23.

13 And he said unto Abram, Know Job 4. 18. of a surety " that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not their's, Acts 7.6. and shall serve them; and w they shall afflict them four hundred years;

14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

w Ex. 1. 11. Ps. 105. 25.

Ex. 6. 6. Deut. 6. 22.

y Ex. 12. 36. Ps. 105. 37.

z Job 5. 26.

15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; bthou shalt be Acts 13.36. buried in a good old age.

b ch. 25. 8.

16 But in the fourth generation. they shall come hither again for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.


17 And it came to pass, that,

when the sun went down, and it was

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dark, behold a smoking furnace, and
tween those pieces.
a burning lamp that passed be-2


Ex. 12. 40.

1 Kings

21. 26.

e Dan. 8. 23. 1 Thess. 2. 16.

Matt. 23.32.


a lamp of fire.

Jer. 34.

18, 19.

& made a covenant with Abram, say-ch. 24.7.
18 In the same day the LORD
ing, Unto thy seed have I given
this land, from the river of Egypt
unto the great river, the river Eu-

19 The Kenites, and the Keniz-
zites, and the Kadmonites,

ch. 12.7. & 18.15. Ex. 23. 31.

Num. 34. 3.
Deut. 1. 7.

& 11. 24. &

34. 4.
Josh. 1. 4.
1 Kings 4.
2 Chron.
Neh. 9. 8.

20 And the Hittites, and the 21
Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
21 And the Amorites, and the
Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and
the Jebusites.


Ps. 105. 11.
Is. 27.12.

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1 Rom. 4. 8. of the Chaldees, P to give thee this
land to inherit it.
8 And he said, Lord Gon, where-thee, go in unto my maid; it
by shall I know that I shall inherit it? that I may obtain children by her.
And Abram & hearkened to the voice
of Sarai.

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So ch. 30.

Heb. be builded by

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11 And the angel of the LORD

said unto her, Behold, thou art with
child, and shalt bear a son, and
shalt call his name Ishmael; be-
cause the LORD hath heard thy

12 And he will be a wild man;
t ch. 21. 20. his hand will be against every man,
and every man's hand against him
" and he shall dwell in the presence
of all his brethren.

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ND when Abram was ninety
years old and nine, the LORD
appeared to Abram, and said unto
him, I am the Almighty God; walk
Deut. 18.13. before me, and be thou d perfect.
2 And I will make my covenant
between me and thee, and will mul-
tiply thee exceedingly.

14 And the uncircumcised man
child whose flesh of his foreskin is
not circumcised, that soul w shall be Ex. 4. 24.
cut off from his people'; he hath
broken my covenant.

15 And God said unto Abra-
ham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou
shalt not call her name Sarai, but
Sarah shall her name be.

16 And I will bless her, and give
thee a son also of her: yea, I will
bless her, and she shall be a mother
of nations; kings of people shall

be of her.

17 Then Abraham fell upon

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