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Hagar and Ishmael cast forth.

Before CHRIST cir. 1892.

GENESIS, XXII.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, P Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not See ch.25.6. be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

P Gal. 4. 30.

& 36. 6, 7.

4 ch. 17. 18.

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 Rom. 9.7,8. thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

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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.

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19 And God opened her eyes, and See 2 Kings she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave

6. 17, 18, 20.

Luke 2.10,

31.

7 ch. 28. 15.

& 39. 2, 3, 21.

ch. 16. 12.

⚫ ch. 24. 4.

ch. 20. 2. & 26. 26.

< ch. 26. 28.

d Josh. 2 12.

24.21.

Heb.if thou shalt lie unt me.

the lad drink.

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22 ¶ And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:

23 Now therefore swear unto me here +Hobby God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do

Abimelech's covenant with Abraham.

unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

24 And Abraham said, I will swear.

25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had 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 today. 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.

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

29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, "What mean these seven ewe 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.

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31 Wherefore he 'called that place || Beer-sheba; because there they sware both of them.

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2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine 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 lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

Or, tree,

* ch. 4. 26,

Deut. 33. 27.

Isai. 40. 28. Rom. 16. 26. 1 Tim. 1. 17.

1872.

Jos. Ant.

1 Cor. 10.13. Hebr. 11.17. Jam. 1. 12. 1 Pet. 1. 7. +Heb. Behold

me.

b Hebr. 11. 17. 2 Chron. 3.1.

The trial of Abraham's faith.

Before CHRIST

1872.

GENESIS, XXIII.

5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

6 And Abraham took the wood of the 4 John 19. 17. burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.

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

me.

|| Or, kid.

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,

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• Hebr. 11. 17. and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

Jam. 2. 21.

f 1 Sam. 15. 22. Mic. 6. 7, 8. 8 ch. 26. 5. Jam. 2. 22.

That is, The

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LORD will see, or, provide.

b Ps. 105. 9. Luke 1. 73.

The age and death of Sarah.

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 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;

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21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father' of Aram, 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

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23 And Bethuel begat "Rebekah : these eight 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.

CHAPTER XXIII.

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

10 And Abraham stretched forth his AND Sarah was an hundred and se

hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
11 And the angel of the LORD called
unto him out of heaven, and said, Abra-
ham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

12 And he said, 'Lay 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 place || Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

15 ¶ And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,

16 And said," By myself have I sworn, Hebr. 6. 13, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

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Before CHRIST 1872.

P ch. 21. 31.

ch. 11. 29. Job 1.1.

Job 32. 2

ch. 24. 15. "Cailed, Rom. 9. 10, Rebecca.

1860.

Josh. 14. 15. Judg. 1. 10. ver. 19.

2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba ; the same is Hebron in the land of Ca-ch3. 18 naan and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

3 And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,

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4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,

ch. 17. 8.

1 Chron. 29. 15.

Ps. 105, 12. Hebr. 11. 9, 13.

4 Acts 7. 5.

prince of
God.
ch. 13. 2.
& 14. 14. &
24. 35.

6 Hear us, my lord: thou art +a+ Heb. a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.

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 intreat 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 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

+ Heb. full moncy.

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Before CHRIST 1860.

+ Heb. ears. fch. 34. 20, 24. Ruth 4. 4.

8 See 2 Sam. 24. 21-24.

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GENESIS, XXIV.

answered Abraham in the † audience of
the children of Heth, even of all that
I went 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 him-
self 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.

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ch. 25. 9. & 49.30,31,32. & 50. 13. Acts 7. 16.

1 Sec Ruth 4. 7, 8, 9, 10.

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16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.

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17 And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure

18 Unto Abraham for a possession in
the presence of the children of Heth,
before all that went in at the gate of his
city.

19 And after this, Abraham buried
Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of
Machpelah before Mamre: the same is
Hebron in the land of Canaan.

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20 And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham Jer.32.10,11. for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.

1857.

ch. 18. 11. & 21. 5.

+ Heb. gone

into days.

b ver. 35.

ch. 13. 2.

Ps. 112. 3.

Prov. 10. 22. ch. 15. 2.

CHAPTER XXIV.

1 Abraham sweareth his servant. 10 The servant's
journey: 12 His prayer: 14 His sign. 15 Re-
behah meeteth him, 18 fulfilleth his sign, 22 re-
ceiveth jewels, 23 sheweth her kindred, 25 and
inviteth him home. 26 The servant blesseth God.
29 Laban entertaineth him. 34 The servant
sheweth his message.

approve it. 58 Rebekah consenteth to go. 62 Isaac
meeteth her.

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Abraham sweareth his servant.

servant of his house, that "ruled over all
that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand
under my thigh:

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3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: 4 h But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

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5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.

Before CHRIST 1857.

d ver. 10. ch.
39. 4, 5, G.

• ch. 47. 29.
1 Chron. 29.
24.

Lam. 5. 6.
f ch. 14. 22.
Deut. 6. 13.
Josh. 2. 12
8 ch. 26, 35. &
27. 46. & 28.

2.

Exod. 34. 16. Deut. 7. 3. h ch. 28. 2. 1 ch. 12. 1.

7¶ The LORD God of heaven, which *took me from my father's house, and ch. 12. 1. from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; m he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.

8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then "thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.

9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

10 ¶ And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; || for all the goods of his master were in his hand and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.

11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.

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13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and "the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

14 And let it come to pass, that the
damsel to whom I shall say, Let down

50 Laban and Bethuel thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink;
and she shall say, Drink, and I will give
thy camels drink also: let the same be
she that thou hast appointed for thy ser-
vant Isaac; and "thereby shall I know
that thou hast shewed kindness unto my
master.

ND Abraham was old, and † well
stricken in age and the LORD
had blessed Abraham in all things.
2 And Abraham said unto his eldest

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21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.

22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a Exod. 32. 2, golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;

3.

Isai. 3. 19,
20, 21.
Ezek. 16.11,
12.

1 Pet. 3. 3.

|| Or, jewel for the forehead.

* ch. 22. 23.

d ver. 52. Exod. 4.31.

• Exod. 18.10. Ruth 4. 14. 1 Sam. 25. 32, 39.

2 Sam. 18.
28.

Luke 1. 68. ch, 32. 10. Ps. 98. 3. 8 ver. 48.

h ch. 29. 5.

23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?

24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.

25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.

26 And the man a bowed down his d bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren.

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28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.

29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was h Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.

30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake

He telleth his errand.

the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

Before CHRIST 1857.

Judg. 17.2. Ruth 3. 10. Ps. 115. 15.

31 And he said, Come in, 'thou blessed ch. 26. 29. of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

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32 And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.

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33 And there was set meat before him to eat but he said, 'I will not eat, until Job 23. 12. I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

34 And he said, I am Abraham's ser

vant.

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35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great : and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.

John 4. 34. Eph. 6. 5, 6,

7.

ver. 1. ch. 13. 2.

ch. 21. 2

36 And Sarah my master's wife "bare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he⚫ ch. 21. 10. & hath.

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37 And my master "made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:

38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.

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39 And I said unto my master, Per- ver. 5. adventure the woman will not follow me. 40 And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel ch. 17. 1. with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house:

41 "Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.

42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, 'O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:

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Laban and Bethuel approve of it.

CHRIST 1857.

GENESIS, XXV.

Before in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.

46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.

47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Ezek. 16. 11, Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.

12.

⚫ ver. 26.

b ch. 22. 23.

e ch. 47. 29. Josh. 2. 14.

d Ps. 118. 23. Matt. 21.42.

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48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son.

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49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.

50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, "The thing proceedeth from the Mark 12.11. LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.

⚫ ch. 31. 24.

f ch. 20. 15.

ver. 26.

h Exod. 3. 22.

51 Behold, Rebekah 'is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken. 52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he " worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.

53 And the servant brought forth +Heb.vessels.+hjewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.

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|| Or, a full year, or, len months, Judg. 14. 8.

55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us || a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.

57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth.

58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.

The servant returneth with Rebekah.

59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.

60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou "the mother of thousands of millions, and "let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

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62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country.

Before CHRIST 1857.

1 ch. 35. 8.

m ch. 17. 16. " ch. 22. 17.

ch. 16. 14. & 25. 11.

P Josh. 1. 8. Ps. 1. 2. & 77.12. & 119. 15. & 143. 5.

63 And Isaac went out || P to meditate Or, to pray. in the field at the eventide and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.

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64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off Josh. 15. 18. the camel.

65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.

66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.

67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her and Isaac was comforted after his ch. 38. 12. mother's death.

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