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therefore † are ye come to your servCHRIST ant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.


+ Heb. you have passed. + Heb, Haslem

h ch, 19. 3.

1 ch. 24. 67. k ver. 14.

12 Kings 4. 16.

m ch. 17. 19, 21. & 21. 2. Rom. 9. 3.

a ch. 17. 17. Rom. 4. 19. Heb. 11. 11, 12, 19.

o ch. 31. 35. pch. 17. 17.

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 fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.

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

for the men of Sodom.

22 And the men turned their faces Before from thence, and went toward Sod- CHRIST om but Abraham d stood yet before the LORD.


d ver. 1.

e Heb. 10, 22. fNum. 16 22.

23 1 And Abraham drew near, and ech, 19. 1. said, fWilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 246 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

2 Sam. 24.17. g Jer. 5. 1.

25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked; and h that the right-hJob 8, 20. eous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: iShall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

26 And the LORD said, k If I find

Is. 3. 10, 11.

Job 8. 3. &

34. 17.
P. 58. 11. &

94. 2.
Roin. 3. 6.

9 And they said unto him, Where
is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Be-in Sodom fifty righteous within the
hold, in the tent.
city, then I will spare all the place Jer. 5. 1.
Ez. 22, 30,
for their sakes.

10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard at in the tent door, which was behind him.

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

12 Therefore Sarah Plaughed within Luke 1. 18 herself, saying, "After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

r 1 Pet, 3. 6.

Jer. 32. 17, Zech. 8. 6. Matt. 3. 9. & 19. 26. Luke 1. 37. t ch. 17. 21. ver, 10.

2 Kings 4. 16.

13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, 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 son.

15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh. 16 T And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: u Rom. 15.24. and Abraham went with them "to bring them on the way.

3 John 6.

w Ps. 25. 14. Amos 3. 7. John 15. 15.

x ch. 12, 3, &
22. 18.
Acts 3. 25.
Gal. 3. 8.

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?

19 For I know him, Y that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do jusJosh. 2. 15. tice and judgment; that the LORD

y Deut. 4. 9, 10. & 6. 7.

Eph. 6. 4.

27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me 1Luke 18. 1. to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:

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

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, I 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.

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may bring upon Abraham that A Sodom at even; and Lot sat in

which he hath spoken of him. 20 And the LORD said, Because sch. 4. 10. & the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous,

19. 13. James 5. 4. a ch. 11. 5, Bx. 3. 8.

b Dent. 8. 2.
& 13.3.
Josh, 22, 22.
Luke 16, 15.
2 Cox IL. 11.

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.

the gate of Sodom: and bLot seeing
them rose up to meet them; and he
bowed himself with his face toward
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 dwash your feet, and ye shall
rise up carly, and go on your ways.

ach. 18. 22.

beh. 19. 1, &c.

Heb. 13. 2.

deh. 18. 4.

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And they said, Nay; but we will CHRIST abide in the street all night.


• SeeLuke 24. 23.

fch. 18. 8.

g Is. 3. 9.

3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; fand he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. 4 T But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

58And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? h Judg. 19.22. h bring them out unto us, that we imay know them.

i ch. 4. 1.

Rom. 1. 24,


Jude 7.

6 And k Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after

k Judg. 19.23. him,

1 See Judg.19. 24.

7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

81 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do m See ch. 18. nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

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n 2 Pet. 2. 7,8. o Ex. 2. 14.

p See 2 Kings 6. 18. Acts 13. 11.

q ch. 7. 1.

9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow "came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.

11 And they smote the men P that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

12 T And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: 13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; 1 Chr. 21. 15. and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.

2 Fet. 2, 7, 9. rch. 18. 20.

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Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed.

and 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, 6 Escape for thy life; 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, d not so, my Lord:

Before CHRIST 1898.

a PA. 31. 22. b1 Kings 19.


e ver. 26. Matt. 24. 10, -J7, 18.

Luke 9. 62.
Phil. 3. 13,


19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thoud Acts 10. 14. 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: 0, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one ?) and my soul shall live.

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.

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25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the in-h Dent. 29.23. habitants of the cities, and ithat which grew upon the ground,

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

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

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

Is. 13. 19. Jer. 20. 16. & 60.40. Ez. 16. 49,50. Hoa, 11. 8. Amos 4. 11. Zeph. 2.9. Luke 17. 29, 2 Pet. 2. 6. Judo 7. ich, 11. 3. P. 107, 34.

Luke 17., 52.

1 ch. 18. 22.

m Tev. 18, 2


29 T And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God "remembered Abraham, ch. 8. 1. & and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt. 30 T And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and 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 carth P to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

o ver. 17, 19.

pch. 16. 2, 4. & 28. 8. 9. Deut. 25. 5.

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of Mark 12, 13. our father.

33 And they made their father

Abraham denieth his wife.



Before drink wine that night: and the firstCHRIST born 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.


r Deut. 2. 9.

s Dent, 2. 19.

about 1898. ach, 18. 1.

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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.

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, 10 and reproveth her. 17 He is healed by Abraham's prayer.

A ND Abraham journeyed from athence toward the south counch. 16. 7. 1. try, and dwelt between b Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

il ch. 12. 13. & 26. 7. ech. 12. 15. f Pa. 105, 14. g Job 33. 15, h ver. 7.

+ Heb. mar rial to a husband.

1 ch. 18. 23, ver. 19.

3 But f God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, h Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is ta man's wife.

4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, LORD, i wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?

Isaac is born.


fended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great CHRIST sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.

about 1898.

32. 21.

10 And Abimelech said unto Abra-h. 28. 10. ham, What sawest thou, that thou Josh. 7. 25. hast done this thing?

rch. 31. 7.

11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God isch. 42. 18. not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.

Ps. 36. 1.
Prov. 16. 6.

t ch. 12. 12.
& 26. 7.


12 And yet indeed "she is my sister; she is the daughter of my fa-u See ch. IL. ther, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife. 13 And it came to pass, when God ch. 12. 1, 9, caused me to wander from my fa11, &c. Heb. 11. 8. ther's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.

14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.

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5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself k2 Kings 20. said, Ile is my brother: kin the integrity of my heart ani innoccne Ahe Ind said, and the Luruh a

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7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thec, and thou shalt live and if thou restore her not, nl Sam. 7. 5. know thou that thou shalt surely 2 Kings 5.11. Job 42, 8. die, thou, Pand all that are thine. James 5. 14, 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in 15. 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 of

1 John 5. 16. och, 2. li. PNum. 16. 32, 33.

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in cl. 16. 1. a ch. 16, 15, o Gal. 4, 29.

about 1892.

Gal. 4. 30. Seo ch. 25.6,

& 36, 6, 7.

q ch. 17. 18.


9 T And Sarah saw the son of Ha-
gar m the Egyptian, "which she had
borne unto Abraham, "mocking,
10 Wherefore she said unto Abra-
ham, Cast out this bond woman and
her son: for the son of this bond-
Woman shall not be heir with my
son, even with Isaac.

11 And the thing was very grievous
in Abraham's sight 4 because of his


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13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, bech. 16. 10. & cause he is thy seed.

s ver. 18


t John 8, 35.

u Ex. 3.7.

w ven 13.

Num. 22.31. See 2 Kings 6. 17, 18, 20,

Luke 21, 16,


y ch. 28. 16. & 39, 2, 3, 21,

sob. 10, 12.

a clt, 24, 4.


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, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

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 lifted 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.

Abimelech's covenant.

me, and to the land wherein thou
hast sojourned.


Before CHRIST about 1892.

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

15, 18, 20, 21. 22.

27 And Abraham took sheep and
oxen, and gave them unto Abime-
lech; and both of them fmade a cov- fch, 20, 21.

28 And Abraham set seven ewe
lambs of the flock by themselves..
29 And Abimelech said unto Abra-
ham, What mean these seven ewe
lambs which thou hast set by them-

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 T And Abraham planted a grove 1 Or, tree, in Beer-sheba, and K called there on k eh. 4. 2. the name of the LORD, the everlast-out. 33. 27, ing God. 1s. 40, 28. Rom. 16. ?R 1 Tim. 1. 17.

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 obedi-
ence. 11 The angel stayeth him. 13
Isaac is exchanged with a ram. 14 The
place is called Jehovah-jireh. 16 Abra-
ham is blessed again. 20 The genera-
tion of Nahor unto Rebekah.

ND it came to pass after these

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19 And God opened her eyes, and 2 And he said, Take now thy son,
she saw a well of water; and she bthine only son Isaac, whom thou
went, and filled the bottle with walovest, and get thee into the land of
ter, and gave the lad drink.
Moriah; and offer him there for ao
burnt offering upon one of the
mountains which I will tell thee of.
3 T 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.

20 And God was with the lad;
and he grew, and dwelt in the wil-
derness, and became an archer.
21 And he dwelt in the wilderness
of Paran: and his mother took him
a wife out of the land of Egypt.

22 T And it came to pass at that bch. 20. 2. & time, that b Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, " God is with thec in all that thou doest:

e ch. 20. 28.

1 Josh. 2. 12.

+ Heb. if thon shalt

4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

23 Now therefore dswear unto me 1 Sam. 24.21. here by God, that thou wilt not 5 And Abraham said unto his deal falsely with me, nor with my young men, Abide ye here with the son, nor with my son's son: but ac-ass; and I and the lad will go yoncording to the kindness that I have der and worship, and come again to done unto thee, thou shalt do unto you.

lie unto me.

Heb. 11. 17. James 1. 12, 1 Pet. 1. 7. + Heb.

Behold me.

Heb. 11. 17.

2 Chr. 3. 1.

Trial of Abraham's faith.




6 And Abraham took the wood of] CHRIST the burnt offering, and d laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.

d John 19. 17.

+ Heb. Behold we. Or, kid.

e Heb. 11. 17. James 2. 21.

f1 Sam. 15. 22.

Mic. 6. 7. 8. gch. 26, 5, James 2. 22.

That is, The Load will see, or, provide.

h Pa, 105. 9. Luke 1. 73. Heb, 6, 13, 14.

1 ch. 15, 5. Jer. 33 22. k ch. 13. 14. + Heb. lip.

1 ch. 21. 60. ma Mic. 1. 9. n ch. 12, 3. &

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Acta 3. 25. Gal. 3, 8, 9, 16, 18. o ver, 3, 10. ch. 28. 5. pch, 21. 31.

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, 'Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

9 And they came to the place

which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

11 And the Angel of the LORD. called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

12 And he said, fLay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, from me.

13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

14 And Abraham called the name of that plage Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

15 T And the Angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,

16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only


17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed ias the stars of the heaven, k and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess in the gate of his enemies;

18 "And in thy seed shall all the 18. 18. & 28 nations of the earth be blessed; "because thou hast obeyed my voice. 19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to P Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba. 20 T And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also borne children unto thy brother Nahor:

q ch. 11. 29.

Job 1. 1.

21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his

The death of Sarah.

brother, and Kemuel the father of| Before Aram,

22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 23 And Bethuel begat "Rebekah: these cight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.

24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.


1 The age and death of Sarah. 3 The pur. chase of Machpelah, 19 where Sarah was buried.

AND Sarah was a hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.

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7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth. 8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat 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 as much Heb. full money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.

10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abrahain in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that fwent 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 thy dead.

12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land. 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.


Heb. ears. fch. 34. 20, 24.

Ruth 4. 4.

See 2 Sam.

24. 21-24.

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