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CHAP. XIII, XIV.

men and thy herdmen; for we be brethy sake; and my soul shall live be-me and thee, and between my herd

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141 Andit came to pass, that when thren. Abram was come into Egypt, the 9 Is not the whole land before thee? if thou will take the left hand, then I Egyptians beheld the woman that she Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: acas very fair. 15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw will go to the right; or if thou depart her, and commended her before Pha-to the right hand, then I will go to the 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and rach: and the woman was taken into left. Pharaoh's house. 16 And he entreated Abram well beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it for her sake: and he had sheep, and was well watered every where, before oxen, and he-asses, and men-servants, the LORD destroyed Sodom and GoLORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou and maid-servants, and she-asses, and morrah, even as the garden of the comest unto Zoar.

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och king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer And there was a strife between king of Elam, and Tidal king of na2 That these made war with Bera -the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the tions; herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Caof Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah naanite and the Perizzite dwelled then king of Sodom, and with Birsha king in the land. 8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, nel there be no strife, I pray thee, between the king of Beta, which is Zoar.

3 All these were joined together in out to meet him,)after his return from the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of 4 Twelve years they served Che- the kings that were with him,) at the dorlaomer, and the thirteenth year valley of Shaveh, which is the king's they rebelled. dale.

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

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

18 And Melchizedek king of Salem 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.

7 And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and 21 And the king of Sodom said unto smote all the country of the Amale- Abram, Give me the persons, and take kites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt the goods to thyself. in Hazezon-tamar.

22 And Abram said to the king of

3 And there went out the king of So-Sodom, I have lifted up my hand unto dom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the LORD, the Most High God, the posthe king of Admah, and the king of sessor of heaven and earth,

Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, (the 23 That I will not take from a thread same is Zoar;) and they joined battle even to a shoe-latchet, and that I will with them in the vale of Siddim; not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:

9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.

24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Esh10 And the vale of Siddim was full col, and Mamre; let them take their of slime-pits; and the kings of Sodom portion. and Gomorrah fled, and fell there: and they that remained fled to the moun-1

tain.

CHAP. XV.

Abram is encouraged. A son is promised,

6 He is justified by faith. 7 Canaan is pro

11 And they took all the goods of mised again Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their

victuals, and went their way.

AFTER these things the word of

the came unto Abram

12 And they took Lot, Abram's a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, um thy shield, and thy exceeding great and his goods, and departed.

reward.

13 And there came one tha had 2 And Abram said, Lord Gon, escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; what wilt thou give me, seeing I go for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the childless, and the steward of my house Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and bro- is this Eliezer of Damascus ? ther of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, 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, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.

16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his bro

3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and lo, 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 shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

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 Rer Lot, and his goods, and the wo-he counted it to him for righteousness. men also, and the people. 17 ↑ And the king of Sodom

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

the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

me from bearing: I pray thee,go in un to my maid; it may be that I may ob tain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

8 And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? 9 And he said unto him, Take me a 3 And Sarai,Abram's wife,took Haheifer of three years old, and a she-gar her maid, the Egyptian, after Agoat of three years old, and a ram of bram had dwelt ten years in the land three years old, and a turtle-dove, and of Canaan, and gave her to her hus. a young pigeon. band Abram to be his wife.

10 And he took unto him all these, 4 And he went in unto Hagar, and and divided them in the midst, and laid she conceived: and when she saw that each piece one against another: but she had conceived, her mistress was the birds divided he not. despised in her eyes.

11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.

12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.

6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Be13 And he said unto Abram, Know hold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to of a surety that thy seed shall be a her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sastranger in a land that is not theirs, and rai dealt hardly with her, she fled from shall serve them; and they shall afflict her face. them four hundred years;

7¶ And the angel of the LORD found 14 And also that nation whom they her by a fountain of water in the wilshall serve, will I judge: and afterward derness, by the fountain in the way to shall they come out with great sub- Shur.

stance.

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

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

8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

17 And it came to pass, that when 10 And the angel of the LORD said the sun went down, and it was dark, unto her, I will multiply thy seed exbehold a smoking furnace, and a burn- ceedingly, that it shall not be numbering lamp that passed between those ed for multitude. pieces.

11 And the angel of the LORD said 18 In that same day the LORD made unto her, Behold, thou art with child, a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his thy seed have I given this land, from name Ishmael; because the LORD the river of Egypt unto the great river, hath heard thy affliction. the river Euphrates:

19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,

21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

HAP. XVI.

1 Sarai giveth Hagar to Auram, 6 who flying from her mistress, I is sent back by an angel. 15 Ishmael is born.

NOW Sarai, Abram's wife,bare him

12 And he will be a wild man; 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.

13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

14 Wherefore the well was called Beer-Jahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

15 And Hagar bare Abram a son:

no children: and she had a and Abram called his son's name, handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name which Hagar bare, Ishmael. was Hagar.

161 And Abram was fourscore and

2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Be-six years old, when Hagar hare sh hold, now, the LORD hath restrained mac, to Abram.

CHAP. XVII.

15 ¶ And God said unto Abraham, The covenant is renewed. 5 Abram's name As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not changed. 10 Circumcision is instituted. 16 call her name Sarai, but Sarah sha!! Isaac is promised. her name be.

16 And I will bless her, and give AND when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appear- thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless ed to Abram, and said unto him, I am her, and she shall be a mother of nathe Almighty God; walk before me, tions; kings of people shall be of her. and be thou perfect.

2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

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

4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is a hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

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 thon 5 Neither shall thy name any more shalt call his name Isaac: and I will be called Abram, but thy name shall establish my covenant with him for an be Abraham; for a father of many na-everlasting covenant, and with his seed tions have I made thee.. after him.

6 And I will make thee exceeding 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard fruitful, and I will make nations of thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and thee; and kings shall come out of thee. will make him fruitful, and will multi7 And I will establish my covenant ply him exceedingly; twelve princes between me and thee, and thy seed af- shall he beget, and I will make him a ter thee, in their generations, for an great nation. everlasting covenant; to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

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

10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep between me and you, and thy seed after thee; Every man-child among you shall be circumcised.

11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your fore-skin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, whom 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.

23 1 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house, and circumcised! the flesh of their fore-skin, in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.

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

25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his fore-skin.

26 In the self-same day was Abra12 And he that is eight days old ham circumcised, and Ishmael his son: shall be circumcised among you, every 27 And all the men of his house, man-child in your generations; he that born in the house, and bought with is born in the house, or bought with money of the stranger, were circummoney of any stranger, which is not of cised with him. thy seed.

13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must 1 needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

CHAP. XVIU

Abraham entertaineth three angels. 9 Sarah's laughter. 17 Sodom's destruction tevealed to Abraham. 23 His intercession.

AND the LORD appeared unto him

in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent-door in the heat of the day;

14 And the uncircumcised manchild, whose flesh of his fore-skin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my 2 And he lifted up his eyes and look. corenant! ed, and lo, three men stood by him.

and when he saw them, he ran to meet ly become a great and mighty nation, blessed in him? them from the tent door, and bowed and all the nations of the earth shall be himself toward the ground, 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have 19 For I know him, that he will found favour in thy sight, pass not command his children and his houseaway, I pray thee, from thy servant: hold after him, and they shall keep 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be the way of the LORD, to do justice and upon Abraham that which he hath fetched, and wash your feet, and rest judgment; that the LORD may bring yourselves under the tree: spoken of him.

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5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and 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 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.

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

25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with 10 And he said, I will certainly re- the wicked: and that the righteous turn unto thee according to the time of should be as the wicked, that be far life; and lo, Sarah thy wife shall have from thee: Shall not the Judge of all 26 And the LORD said, If I find in a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent the earth do right? door, which was behind him. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were Sodom fifty righteous within the city, 27 And Abraham answered and old and well stricken in age; and it then I will spare all the place for their ceased to be with Sarah after the man-sakes. 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within said, Behold now, I have taken upon 28 Peradventure there shall lack herself, saying, After I am waxed old me to speak unto the LORD, which am shall I have pleasure, my lord being but dust and ashes: 13 And the LORD said unto Abra-five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou deham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, say-stroy all the city for lack of five? And will not destroy it. ing, Shall I of a surety bear a child, he said, If I find there forty and five, I which am old?

31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the 17 And the LORD said, Shall I LORD: Peradventure there shall be will not destroy it for twenty's sake. hide from Abraham that thing which twenty found there. And he said, 1 32 And he said, Oh,let not the LORD I do; 18 Seeing that Abraham shall sure-! 17

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