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face, and laughed, and said in his
heart, Shall a child be born unto him
that is an hundred years old? and
shall Sarah, that is ninety years old,

18 And Abraham said unto God, O
that Ishmael might live before thee!
19 And God said, "Sarah thy wife
shall bear thee a son indeed; and
thou shalt call his name Isaac: and
I will establish my covenant with
him for an everlasting covenant, and

with his seed after him.

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thée: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, dand I will make him a great nation.

21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

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

Sarah is reproved.

4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree :

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5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and 2 comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.


6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine 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 hasted to dress it.


& 43. 24. Judg. 6.18. Heb. stay.

d ch. 19. 2.


& 13. 15.

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8 And he took butter, and milk, ch. 19. 3. and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

9 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, 'in the tent.

23 ¶ And Abraham took Ishmael
his son, and all that were born in 10 And he said, I will certainly
his house, and all that were bought return unto thee according to the
with his money, every male among time of life; and, lo,
m Sarah thy
the men of Abraham's house; and wife shall have a son. And Sarah
circumcised the flesh of their fore-heard it in the tent door, which was
skin in the selfsame day, as God had behind him.
said unto him.

24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

11 Now "Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

1 ch. 24. 67.

ver. 14. 12 Kings 4.


m ch. 17. 19,

21. & 21. 2.

Rom. 9. 9.

ch. 17. 17. Rom. 4. 19. Heb. 11. 11,

12, 19.
o cho 31. 35.

q Luke 1.18.

12 Therefore Sarah Plaughed with- p ch. 17. 17. in herself, saying, a After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my

25 And Ishmael his son was thir-
teen years old, when he was circum-
cised in the flesh of his foreskin.
26 In the selfsame day was Abra-lord being old also?
ham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
27 And all the men of his house,
born in the house, and bought with
money of the stranger, were circum-
cised with him.

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13 And the LORD said unto Abra-
ham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh,
saying, Shall I of a surety bear a
child, which am old?

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


r 1 Pet. 8. 6.

Jer. 32. 17. Matt. 3. 9. ke

Zech. 8. 6.

Luke 1. 37.

t ver. 10. ch. 17. 21. 2 Kings 4.

15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I 16.
laughed not; for she was afraid. And
he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

16 And the men rose up from
thence, and looked toward Sodom:
and Abraham went with them " to
bring them on the way.


17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do ;

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

a Rom. 15. 24.

8 John 6.

Ps. 25. 14.

Amos 3. 7.

John 15. 15.

ch. 12. 3. Acts 3. 25.

& 22. 18.

Gal. 3. 8. > Deut. 4.9, 10. & 6. 7. Josh. 24.15.

19 For I know him, that he will Eph. 6.4

Abraham's intercession


I ch. 4. 10. & 19. 13. Jam. 5. 4.

a ch. 11. 5. Ex. 8. 8.

b Deut. 8. 2. & 13. 3. Josh. 22. 22. Luke 16. 15. 2 Cor. 11.11.

c ch. 19. 1. d ver 1.

• Heb.10.22.

? Num. 16. 22.

2 Sam. 24. 17.

8 Jer. 5. 1.

h Job 8.20. Is. 3. 10, 11.

1 Job 8. 3.
& 34. 17.
Ps. 58. 11.
& 94. 2.
Rom. 3. 6.
k Jer. 5. 1.
Ezek. 22.30.


command his children and his house-
hold after him, and they shall keep
the way of the LORD, to do justice
and judgment; that the LORD may
bring upon Abraham that which he
hath spoken of him.

20 And the LORD said, Because
"the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is
great, and because their sin is very

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

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be found there.

for the men of Sodom. And he said, I will BEFORE

not destroy it for ten's sake.

33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.


1 Lot entertaineth two angels. 4 The vicious
Sodomites are stricken with blindness. 12
Lot is sent for safety into the mountains. 18
He obtaineth leave to go into Zour. 24 Sodom
and Gomorrah are destroyed. 26 Lot's wife
is a pillar of salt. 30 Lot dwelleth in a cave.
31 The incestuous original of Moab and



• Jam. 5. 16.

A Nodom at even, and Lot sat in
ND there a came two angels to ch. 18. 22.

the gate of Sodom: and Lot see-
ing them rose up to meet them; and
he bowed himself with his face to-
ward the ground;

2 And he said, Behold now, my
lords, turn in, I pray you, into your
servant's house, and tarry all night,
and wash your feet, and ye shall
rise up early, and go on your ways.
And they said, Nay; but we will
abide in the street all night.

3 And he pressed upon them

b ch. 18. 1, &c.

• Heb. 18. 2.

ch. 18. 4.

See Luke

24. 28.

25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righ-greatly; and they turned in unto teous with the wicked: and that him, and entered into his house; the righteous should be as the wicked, and he made them a feast, and did ch. 18. 8. that be far from thee: Shall not the bake unleavened bread, and they Judge of all the earth do right? did eat.


26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

27 And Abraham answered and 1 Luke 18.1. said, 'Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am mbut dust and ashes:

m ch. 3. 19. Job 4. 19. Eccles.12.7. 1 Cor. 15. 47, 48.

28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou 2 Cor. 5.1. destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.

n Judg. 6.89.

29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake. 30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. 31 And he said, Behold now, have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.


32 And he said, "Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall

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• 1 Kings 19.3. d ver. 26.

17, 18.

Matt. 24. 16, Lake 9. 62.

Phil. 8. 18, 14.

Acts 10. 14.

15 ¶ And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the 3 iniquity of the city.

16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: band they brought him forth, and set him without the city.


17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; a look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:

19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little Job 42.8.9. one?) and my soul shall live.

Ps. 145. 19.
4 Heb. thy

See ch. 32.
25, 26.
Ex. 32. 10.

Deut 9.14

Mark 6. 5.

ch. 13. 10.

& 14.2.

5 That is,
ver. 20,


21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.

22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore h the name of the city was called Zoar.

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23 ¶ The sun was 'risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.


2 Heb. gone

24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brim-forth. stone and fire from the LORD out of iDeut.29.23. heaven;

25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became 1a pillar of salt.

27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where m he stood before the LORD:

Is. 13. 19. Jer. 20. 16. & 50. 40.

Ezek. 16.49,

Hos. 11. 8.

Amos 4. 11.

Zeph. 2. 9. Luke 17.29. 2 Pet. 2. 6.

Jude 7
ch. 14.3.

Ps. 107. 34. 1 Luke17.32.

m ch. 18. 22.

28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, a the smoke of the country went up Rev. 18.8. as the smoke of a furnace.

29 ¶ And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

ch. 8. 1. & 18. 23.

30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and Pdwelt in the mountain, and p ver. 17, 19 his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

ach. 16. 2,4. Deut. 25.5.

& 88. 8, 9.

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33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

34. And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

37 And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.


■ Deut. 9. 9.

Abraham sojourneth at Gerar.


t Deut. 2.19.

cir. 1898.

a ch. 18. 1.


38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.


1 Abraham sojourneth at Gerar, 2 denieth his wife, and loseth her. 3 Abimelech is reproved

for her in a dream. 9 He rebuketh Abraham, 14 restoreth Sarah, 16 and reproveth her. 17 He is healed by Abraham's prayer.

AND Abraham journeyed from

a thence toward the south counb ch.16.7,14. try, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.

• ch. 26. 6.

& 26. 7.


2 And Abraham said of Sarah his

4 ch. 12. 13. wife, She is my sister: and Abime-2 lech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

• ch. 12. 15.

Ps. 105.14.

h ver. 7.

3 But God came to Abimelech 8 Job 33. 15. in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast 2 Heb.mar- taken; for she is a man's wife. 4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?

ried to an husband.

i ver. 18. ch. 18. 23.

5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: * in the integrity 2 Cor. 1. 12. of my heart and innocency of my

k 2 Kings 20. 3.

Or, simplicity, or, sincerity.

1 ch. 31. 7. & 35. 5. Ex. 34. 24.

1 Sam. 25.

26, 34.

m ch. 39. 9. Lev. 6. 2.

Ps. 51. 4.

2 Kings 5. 11.

hands have I done this.

6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.


7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; " for he is a prophet, and

1 Sam.7.5. he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely 1 John 5. 16. die, thou, Pand all that are thine.

Job 42. 8. Jam. 5. 14, 15.

• ch. 2. 17. p Num. 16. 32, 33.

a ch. 26. 10. Josh. 7. 25.

Ex. 32. 21.

r ch. 84. 7.

ch. 42. 18. Prov. 16.6.

Ps. 36. 1.

t ch. 12. 12. & 26.7.

u See ch.11. 29.

8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears and the men were sore afraid.

9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.


10 And-Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?

11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.

12 And yet indeed "she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father,

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13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, Heb. 11. 8. This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is ch. 12. 13. my brother.

14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife. 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.

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17 So Abraham prayed unto Job 42. 9, God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.

18 For the LORD had fast closed ch. 12. 17.

up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.


Isaac is born. 4 He is circumcised. 6 Sa

rah's joy. 9 Hagar and Ishmael are cast forth. 15 Hagar in distress. 17 The angel comforteth her. 22 Abimelech's covenant with Abraham at Beer-sheba.

ND the LORD a visited Sarah as

A he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah bas he had spoken.

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

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GENESIS, XXII. The trial of Abraham's faith.
ing to the kindness that I have done
unto thee, thou shalt do unto me,
and to the land wherein thou hast

Hagar m the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, P Cast out this bondwoman and Gai. 4. 29. her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son,

m ch. 16. 1. a ch. 16. 15.

p Gal. 4. 80. See ch.25.

8. & 86. 6,7. even with Isaac.

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11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.

12 ¶ 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 hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.


13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, John 8.85. and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

■ Ex. 8.7.

☐ ver. 18.

■ Num. 22. 81.

See 2 Kings

15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

16 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 see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.

17 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 a great nation.

19 And God opened her eyes, and

BEFORE CHRIST cir. 1892.

24 And Abraham said, I will swear. 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had See ch. 26. violently taken away.

26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.

27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech ; and both of them ƒ made a covenant.

28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

15, 18, 20, 21, 22.

fch. 26. 81.

29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, & What mean these seven ewe 8 ch. 83. 8. lambs which thou hast set by themselves?


30 And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well. 31 Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba; because there they sware both of them.

32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.


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33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba, and called Or, tree. there on the name of the LORD, thech. 4. 26. everlasting God.

34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.


1 Abraham is tempted to offer Isaac. 3 He giveth proof of his faith and obedience. 11 The angel stayeth him. 13 Isaac is exchanged with a ram. 14 The place is called Jehovah-jireh. 15 Abraham is blessed again. 20 The generation of Nahor unto Rebekah.

ND it came to pass after these

1 Deut. 33. 27.

Is. 40. 28.

Rom.16.26. 1 Tim. 1. 17.

1872. Jos. Ant.

she saw a well of water; and she went things, that God did tempt A-1 Cor. 10.

6. 17, 18, 20. and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

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2 And he said, Take now thy son, bthine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

3 ¶ And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.

4 Then on the third day Abraham

Heb. 11. 17. Jum. 1. 12. 1 Pet. 1. 7. 4 Heb. Be

hold me. Heb.11.17.

• 2 Chron, 3.1.

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