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be angry, and I will speak yet but 11 And they smote the men that this once: Peradventure ten shall be were at the door of the house with blindfound there. And he said, I will not ness, both small and great: so that destroy it for ten's sake. they wearied themselves to find the

12 And the men said unto Lot,

33 And the LORD went his way, as door. soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned un-Hast thou here any besides? son-into his place.

CHAP. XIX.

1 Lot entertaineth two angels. 24 Sodom and

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, beGomorrah destroyed. 26 Lot's wife punish-cause the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the

ed. 31 His incest.

AND there came two angels to She-04D had sent us to destroy it

dom at even; and Lot in 14 And Lot went out, and spake ungate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them, to his sons-in-law, which married his rose up to meet them; and he bow-daughters, and said, Up,get you out of ed himself with his face toward the this place; for the LORD will destroy ground: this city. But he seemed as one that 2 And he said, Behold now, my mocked unto his sons-in-law. Jords, turn in, I pray you, into your ser- 15 ¶ And when the morning arose, vant's house, and tarry all night, and then the angels hastened Lot, saying, wash your feet, and ye shall rise up Arise, take thy wife, and thy two early, and go on your ways. And daughters which are here; lest thou be they said, Nay; but we will abide in consumed in the iniquity of the city. the street all night.

3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

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: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city. 4 But before they lay down, the 17 And it came to pass, when they men of the city, even the men of So- had brought them forth abroad, that dom, compassed the house round, both he said, Escape for thy life: look not old and young, all the people from behind thee, neither stay thou in all the every quarter: plain: escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

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

6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

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 cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die :

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8 Behold now, I have two daugh- 20 Behold now, this city is near to ters which have not known man; flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let let me, I pray you, bring them out un-me escape thither! (is it not a litto you, and do ye to them as is good in tle one?) and my soul shall live. your eyes: only unto these men do no- 21 And he said unto him, See, I have thing; for therefore came they under accepted thee concerning this thing the shadow of my roof.

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.

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 the name of the city was called Zoar.

231 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven.

25 And he overthrew those cities,

CHAP. XX.

and all the plain, and all the inhabit-1 Abraham denieth his wife, and loseth her. ants of the cities, and that which

rew upon the groundoked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

27 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, the smoke of the country went up 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.

30 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.

14 Abimelech restoreth her.

ND Abraham journeyed from Athence toward the south country, and dwelled between 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.

3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast 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?

5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart, and innocency of my hands, have I done this.

her.

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 with31 And the first-born said unto held thee from sinning against me: the younger, Our father is old, and therefore suffered I thee not to touch there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the 7 Now therefore restore the man his earth: wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall 32 Come, let us make our father pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and drink wine, and we will lie with him, if thou restore her not, know thou that that we may preserve seed of our fa- thou shalt surely die, thou and all that are thine.

ther.

33 And they made their father drink 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early wine that night: and the first-born in the morning, and called all his serwent in and lay with her father; and vants, and told all these things in their he perceived not when she lay down, ears: and the men were sore afraid. nor when she arose. 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham,

34 And it came to pass on the mor- and said unto him, What hast thou row, that the first-born said unto the done unto us? and what have I offendyounger, Behold, I lay yesternight with ed thee, that thou hast brought on me my father: let us make him drink and on my kingdom a great sin? thou wine this night also; and go thou in, hast done deeds unto me that ought not and lie with him, that we may pre- to be done. serve 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 first-born 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.

10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What aawest 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, but not the daughter of my mother: and she became my wife.

13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father'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 men-servants, 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 thec.

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 fad, and because of thy bond-woman; 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

16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand he is thy seed. pieces of silver: "behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.

17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants; and they bare children.

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

18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abime-of the shrubs. lech, because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.

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ND the LORD visited Sarah as he

16 And she went, and sat her down over against him, a good way off, as it were a bow-shot: 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

And said, and the LORD did unto Hagar out of heaven, and said unto

Sarah as he had spoken.

her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare not; for God hath heard the voice Abraham a son in his old age, at the set of the lad where he is.

time of which God had spoken to him. 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold 3 And Abraham called the name of him in thy hand: for I will make him his son that was born unto him, whom a great nation. Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, being eight days old, as God had commanded him."

5 And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water: and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

6¶ And Sarah said, God hath made | 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness me to laugh, so that all that hear will of Paran: and his mother took him a laugh with me. wife out of the land of Egypt.

7 And she said, Who would have 22 And it came to pass at that said unto Abraham, that Sarah should time, that Abimelech and Phichol the have given children suck? for I have chief captain of his host spake unto borne him a son in his old age. Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:

8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor 9 And Sarah saw the son of Ha- with my son's son: but according to gar the Egyptian, which she had borne the kindness that I have done unto unto Abraham, mocking. thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the 10 Wherefore she said unto Abra-land wherein thou hast sojourned. ham, Cast out this bond-woman, and her son: for the son of this bond-woman shall not be heir with my sou, even with Isaac. 20

24 And Abraham said, I will swear. 25 And Abraham reproved Abime(lech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently ta ken away.

26 And Abimelech said, I wot not Isaac his son; and he took the fire in who hath done this thing: neither didst his hand, and a knife: and they went thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, both of them together.

but to-day.

7 And Isaac spake unto Abrahain

27 And Abraham took sheep and his father, and said, My father: and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech: he said, Here am I, my son. And he and both of them made a covenant. said, Behold the fire and the wood: 28 And Abraham set seven ewe-but where is the lamb for a burnt-oflambs of the flock by themselves.

fering?

29 And Abimelech said unto Abra- 8 And Abraham said, My son, God ham, What mean these seven ewe-will provide himself a lamb for a burntlambs, which thou hast set by them- offering: so they went both of them selves?

30 And he said, For these seven ewelambs 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.

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

32 Thus they made a covenant at his son. Beer-sheba. Then Abimelech rose up, 11 And the angel of the LORD calland Phichol the chief captain of his ed unto him out of heaven, and said, host, and they returned into the land Abraham, Abraham. And he said, of the Philistines. Here am 1.

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

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

CHAP. XXI.

3 Abraham offering Isaac, 12 is stayed by an angel: 15 he is blessed again. 20 The generation of Nahor unto Rebekah.

came to after

12 And he said, Lay not thy 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.

And the name

A things, that God did tempt Abra of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is

ham, and said unto him, Abraham: And he said, Behold, here I am.

said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

2 And he said, Take now thy son, 151 And the angel of the LORD thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, called unto Abraham out of heaven the and get thee into the land of Moriah; second time,

and offer him there for a burnt-offer- 16 And said, By myself have 1 ing upon one of the mountains which I sworn, saith the LORD, for because will tell thee of. thou hast done this thing, and hast not 3 T And Abraham rose up early in withheld thy son, thine only son: the morning, and saddled his ass, and 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, took two of his young men with him, and in multiplying I will multiply thy and Isaac his son, and clave the wood seed as the stars of the heaven, and as for the burnt-offering, and rose up, and the sand which is upon the sea shore; went unto the place of which God had and thy seed shall possess the gate of told him. his enemies;

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

18 And in thy seed shall all the na tions of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

19 So Abraham returned unto hi

5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass, and young men, and they rose up, and went I and the lad will go yonder and wor-together to Beer-sheba; and Abrahain ship, and come again to you. dwelt at Beer-sheba.

And Abrahamn took the wood of 201 And it came to pass after thest the burat-offering, and laid it upon things, that it was told Abraham, say

ing, Behold, Milcah, she bath also borne in, I give it thee; in the presence of children unto thy brother Nahor; the sons of my people give I it thee: 21 Huz his first-born, and Buz his bury thy dead. brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,

22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidiaph, and Bethuel.

23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor,

Abrahain's brother.

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

CHAP. XXIII.

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 wil! bury my dead there.

14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,

15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and

1 Sarah's age and death. 3 The purchase of thee? bury therefore thy dead. Machpelah, 19 where Sarah was buried.

16 And Abraham hearkened unto

AND Sarah was a hundred and Ephron, and Abraham weighed to seven and twenty years old: Ephron the silver which he bad named these were the years of the life of Sarah. in the audience of the sons of Heth, four 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; hundred shekels of silver, current mothe same is Hebron in the land of Ca-ney with the merchant. naan. And Abraham came to mourn 17 And the field of Ephron, which for Sarah, and to weep for her.

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

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

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

5 And the children of Heth answer-his city. ed Abraham, saying unto him,

19 And after this, Abraham buried 6 Hear us, my lord; thou art a Sarah his wife in the cave of the field mighty prince among us: in the choice of Machpelah, before Mamre: the of our sepulchres bury thy dead: none same is Hebron in the land of Canaan. of us shall withhold from thee his se- 20 Ard the field, and the cave that pulchre, but that thou mayest bury is therein were made sure unto Abrathy dead. ham for a possession of a burying

7 And Abraham stood up, and bow-place, by the sons of Heth. ed 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

CHAP. XXIV.

Abraham sendeth his servant to get a wife. for his son Isaac. 58 He obtaineth Rebekah 62 Isaac meeteth her.

me, and entreat for me to Ephron the AND Abraham was old and well

son of Zohar,

stricken in age: and the LORD 9 That he may give me the cave of had blessed Abraham in all things. 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 burying-place among you.

2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:

3 And I will make thee swear by 10 And Ephron dwelt among the the LORD, the God of heaven and the children of Heth. And Ephron the God of the earth, that thou shalt not Hittite answered Abraham in the au- take a wife unto my son of the daughdience of the children of Heth, even of ters of the Canaanites among whom I all that went in at the gate of his city, dwell:

saying, 4 But thou shalt go unto my counNay, my lord, hear me: the field try, and to my kindred, and tako a give I thee, and the cave that is there-wife unto my son Isaac.

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