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Abimelech reproved.

CHAP. XX, XXI. Bagar and Ishmael cast forth 31 1 And the first-born said unto the younger, them unto Abraham, and restored him Saran Our father is old, and there is not a man in the his wife. carth to come in unto us after the manner of all 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is bethe earth:

fore thee: dwell where it pleaseth ihee. 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I bave givand we will lle with lim, that we may preserve en thy brother a thousand pieces of silver : beSeed of our father.

hold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes onto 33 And they made their father drink wine that all that are with thee, and with all other : thus night: and the first-born went in, and lay with she was reproved. her father; and he perceived not when she lay 17 # 8o Abraham prayed unto God : and God down, nor when she arose.

healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his inaid34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the servants; and they bare children. first-born said unto the younger, Behold, I lay 18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the yesternight with my father: let us make him wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and Sarah, Abraham's wise. lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our

CHAP. XXI 13. And they made their father drink wine that A and he LORD did unto Sarah as he had

The birth of Isaac.

ND the he had , night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, spoken. Nor when she arose.

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a 36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with son in his old age, at the set time of which God child hy their father.

had spoken in hiin. 37 And the first-born bare a son, and called his 3 And Abraham called the name of his son that hame Moab: the same is the father of the Mo- was born unto him, wliom Sarah bare to him, abites unto this day.

Isaac. 38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, becalled his naine Ben-ammi: the same is the fa- ing eight days old, as God bad commanded him. ther of the children of Ammon unto this day. 5 And Abrahani was a hundred years old, CHAP. XX.

when his son Isaac was born unto him. Abraham denieth his wife.

6 1 And Sarah said, God hath made me to ND Abraham joumeyed from thence towaru langh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

the south country, and dwelled between 7 And she said, Who would bave said unto Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. Abraham, that Sarah should have given children

2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is suck ? for I have borne him a son in his old age. my sister : And Abimclech king of Gerar sent 8 And the child grew, and was weaned : and and took Sarah.

Abraham made a great feust the same day that 3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by Isaac was weaned. night, and said to hirn, Behold, thou art but a 911And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, dead man, for the woman which thou hast which she had borne wto Abraham, mocking. taken: for she is a man's wife.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out 4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he this bond-woman, and her son : for the son of said, LORD, wilt thou slay also a righteousnation? this bond-woman shall not be heir with my son,

5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister ? and even with Isaac. she, even she herself said, He is my brother : in 11 And the thing was very grievous in Abrathe integrity of my heart and innocency of my ham's sight, because of his son. hands lrave I done this.

12-17 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not 6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know be grievous in thy sight, because of the lad, and that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; because of thy bond-woman; in all that Sarah for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice: for therefore suffered I thce not to touch her. in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

7 Now therefore restore the man his wife ; for 13 And also of ihe son of the bond-woman will he is a propliet, and he shall pray for thee, and I make a nation, because he is thy seed. thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know 14 And Abraham rose np early in the morning, thou that thou shalt surely die, thou and all that and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave are thine.

it unto Hagar (putting it on her shoulder) and 8Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and called all his servants, and told all these things and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. in their ears: and the men were sore afraid. 15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said she cast the child under one of the shrubs. unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and 16 And she went, and sat her down over what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought against him, a good way oft, as it were a bow. on rue and on my kingdom a great sin ? thou hast shot : for she said, Let me not sec the death of donie deeds unto me that ought not to be done. the child. And she sat over against him, and

10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What lifted up her voice, and wept. sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing ? 17 And God heard the voice of the lad: and 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar ? they will slay me for my wife's sake.

Fear not ; for God hath heard the voice of 12 And yet indeed she is my sister ; she is the thc lad where he is. daughter of my father, but not the daughter of 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and bold him in thy my mother: and she became my wise.

hand: for I will make him a great nation 13 And it came to pass, when God caused me 19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a to wander from my father's house, that I said well of water: and she went, and filled the botunto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt ule with water, and gave the lad drink. shew unto me; at every place whither we shall 20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and come, say of me, He is my brother.

dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer, 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and men-servants, and women-servants, and gave his mother took

him a wife out of the lawlof Egypt.


Abimeleck's covenant with Abraham. GENESIS.

Abraham blessed again 22 1 And it came to pass at that time, that Abi- / 12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon tha Belech and Phichol the chief captain of his hostlad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou bast in all that thou docst:

not withheld thy son, thine only son, from me. 23 Now therefore swcar unto me here by God, 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and lookthat thou will not deal falsely with me, nor with ed, and behold, behind him a ram caught in a my son, nor with my son's son: but according to thickct by his horns: And Abraham went and the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt ofshalt du unto me, and to the land wherein wou fering in the stead of his son. hast sojourned.

14 And Abraham called the name of that place 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because mount of the LORD it shall be seen. of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants 15 11 And the angel of the LORD called into had violeutly taken away.

Abrahanı out of heaven the second time, 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath 16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and neither yet heard I of it, but to-day:

bast not withheld thy son, thine only son : 27 And Abraham took sleep and oxen, and 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in mulgave them unto Abimelech: and both of them tiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of made a covenant.

the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the 28 And Abraham sot seven ewe-lambs of the sea-shore; and thy secd shall possces the gate of flock by themselves.

his enemies; 29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What 18 Aud in ihy seed shall all the nations of the mean these seven ewe-lambs, which thou hast earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my set by themselves ?

voice. 30 And he said, For these seven ewe-lambs shall 19 So Abraham returned unto his young inen, thou take of my hand, that they may be a wit- and they rose up, and went together to Beer ness unto me that I have digged this well. sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

31 Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba ; 20 91 And it came to pass after these things, thai because there they sware both of them. it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she

32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba : hath also borne children unto thy brother Nahor; then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief 21 Huz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and captain of his host, and they returned into the Kemuel the father of Aram, land of the Philistines.

22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and 33. 11 And Abraham planted a grove in Beer- Jidlaph, and Bethuel. sheba, and called there on the name of the 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight LORD, the everlasting God.

Milcah did bear in Nahor, Abraham's brother. 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' 24 And his concubine, whose name was Reu-> land many days.

'mah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Tha. CHAP. XXII.

hash, and Maachah. Trial of Abraham's faith.

CHAP. XXIII. Abecame to pass after uliese things, that Death and burial of Sarah. God did tape Abira bene anche id tamo him, AndeSaral was...: hundred and seven and

twenty years old the of ? And he said, Take now thy son, thine only the life of Sarah. yun Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba ; the same is the land of Moriah ; and offer him there for a Hebron in the land of Canaan: And Abraham burnt-oflering upon one of the mountains which came to mourn for Saralı, and to weep for her. I will tell thee of.

31 And Abraham stood up from before his 31 And Abraliam rose up early in the morning, dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, and saddled bis ass, and took two of his young 41 am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the me a possession of a burying-place with you, wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up, and that I way bury my dead out of my sight. went into the place of which God had told him. 5 And the children of Heth answered Abra

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

6 Hear us, my lord; thou art a mighly prince Ś Aid Abraham said unto his young men, Abidc among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bnry ye here with the ass, and I and the lad will go thy dead: none of us shall withhold from thee his yonder and worship, and come again to you. sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead. 6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt. 7 And Abraham stood up and bowed himself to ofli:ring, and laid it upon Isaac his sou; and he the people of the land, even to the children of Heth. took the fire in his hand and a knife: and they 8 Ånd lie communed with them, saying, If it be went both of them together.

your mind that I should bury my dead out of my 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Epliron the and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son of Zohar, son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: 9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, but where is the lamb for a burnt-offering ? which he hath, which is in the end of his field;

8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide for as much money as it is worth he shall give Binişell a lamb for a burnt-offering : so they ine, for a possession of a burying-place among you. went both of thein together.

10 Anel Ephron dwelt among the children of 9 And they came to the place which God had 'Heth. And Ephron the litrite answered Abratold him of; and Abraham built an altar there, ham in the audience of the children of lleth, even and laid the woud in order; and bound Isaac luis of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying, son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give 1 thee,

10 And Abrahami stretched forth his hand, and and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in Look the knife to slay huis son.

the presence of the sons of any people give 1 i 11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him thee: bury thy dead. nul of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. 12 And Abrahain bowed down himself before And he said, Here am l.

luie people of the land.

Baral buried in Machpelah.

CHAP. XXIV. Abraham's servant entertained. 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience and I will give thy camels drink also: let the of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt same bo she that thou hast appointed for thy sergide it, 1. pray thee, hear me: I will give thee vant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou money for the field: take it of me, and I will hast shewed kindness unto iny master. bury my dead there.

15 1 And it came to pass, before he had dono 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying speaking, that behold, Rebekah came out, who unto him,

was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of 15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth Nahor, Abrahani's brother, with her pilcher upon four hundred shekels of silver; what is that le- her shoulder. twixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead. 16 And the dansel was very fair to look upon,

16 And Abrahain hearkened unto Ephron, and a virgin; neither had any man known her: 'and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which'she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, he had named in the andience of the sons of and came up. Heth, four lundred shekels of silver, current 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let money with the merchant.

me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher. 17 And the field of Ephron, which was in 18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hastMachpelah, which was before Mamre, the field ed, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and and the cave which was therein, and all the gave him drink. trees that were in the field, that were in all the 19 And when she had done giving him drink, borders round about, were made sure

she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, 18 Uuto Abraham for a possession in the pre- until they have done drinking, sence of the children of leth, before all ihal 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into went in at the gate of his city.

the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw 19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his water, and drew for all his camels. wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before 21 And the man, wondering at her, held his Mamre: the same is llebron in the land or Canaan. peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his

20 And the field, and the cave that is therein journey prosperous, or not. were inade sure unto Abraham for a possession 22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done of a burvins-place, by the sons of lleth. drinking, that the man took a golden ear-ring, of CHAP. XXIV.

half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her A wife şought for Isaac.

hends of ten shekels weight of gold, A

nge: and the LORD bad blessed Abraham ! pray thee: is there room in thy father's house in all things.

for us to lodge in ? 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant or 24 And she said unto hin, I am the daughter of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto pray thee, thy land under my thigh:

Nahor. 3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the 25 She said, moreover, unto him, We have both God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that straw and provender enough, and rooın to lodge in. thon shall not take a wife unto my son of the 26 And the man bowed down his hcad, and daughters of the Canaanites among whom I dwell: worshipped the LORD.

4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my kindred, and take a wite unto iny son Isaac. master Abrahain, who hath not len destitute my

5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure master of his mercy and his truth : 1 being in the the woman will not be willing to follow me unto way, the LORD led me to the house of my mas. this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto ter's brethren. the land from whence thou camest?

28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her 6 And Abrabam said unto him, Beware thou, mother's house these things that thou bring not my son thither again. 29 11 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name

71. The LORD God of heaven, which took me was aban: and Laban ran out unto the nian, from my father's house, and from the land of unto the well. my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that 30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earsware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will ( give ring, and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and this land: he shall send his augei before thee, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, thou shalt take a wife unto iny son from thence. saying, Thus spake the man into mc; that he

8 And if the woman will not be willing to fol- came unto the man, and behold, he stood by the low thee, then thou shalt be clear from this mine camels at the well. oath; only bring not iny son thither again. 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the

9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh LORD, wherefore standest thou without ? for 1 of Abrahain his master, and sware to hiin con- have prepared the house, aud room for the camels. cerning that matter.

32 And the man came into the house: and he 10 I And the servant took ten camels, of the ungirded his camels, and gave straw and proven. camels of bis master, and deparıcd; (for all the der for the camels, and water to wash his feet, goods of his master were in his hand ;) and he and the mexi's feet that were with him. arose, and went to Mesopotainia, unto the city, 33 And there was set meat before him to eat i of Nahor.

but he said, I will not eat until I have told mine 11 And he made his camels to kneel down with- errand. And he said, Speak on. out the city by a well of water, at the time of 34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. the evening, even the time that women go out to 35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatdraw water :

ly, and he is become great: and he hath given 12 ! And he said, O LORD God of my master him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this men-servants, and maid-servants, and caincls, day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. and asses

13 Bebold, I stand here by the well of water; 36 And Sarah, my master's wife, bare a son to and the daughters of the men of the city come my master when she was old : and unto him halb out to draw water:

he given all that he hath. 14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to 37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou whom I shall-say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters wbee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, of the Canaanites, in whosc land I dwell:


Redekah consenteth to go.


The generations of 18Amad. 38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and they role upon the camels, and followed the mans to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son. and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way. 39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the 62 And Isaac' came from the way of the well woman will not follow me.

Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country. 40 And he said unto me, The LORD, before 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field whoin I walk, will send his angel with thee, and at the even-tide: and he lifted up his eyes, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wise for saw, and behold, the camels were coming. my son of any kindred, and of my father's house. 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when

41 Then shalt thou be clear from this mine oath, she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give 65 for she had said unto the servant, What man not thee one, thou shalt be clcar from my oath. las this that walketh in the field to meet us? And 42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, the servant had said, It is my master: therefore O LORD God of my master Abrahamn, is now thou she took a vail and covered herself. do prosper my way which I go:

66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he 43 Behold, I stand by the well of water ; and it bad done. sliall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh 67 And Isaac brought her into his mother SaMiruh to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I rah's tent, and took Rebekal, and she became his pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink;. wise; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted

44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and 1 after his mother's death. will also draw for thy camels : let the same be the

CHAP. XXV. woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for Abraham's death and burial. my master's son. 45 And before I had done speaking in mine Then again Abraham took a wife, and her heart, behold, Rebekah canie forth with her 2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and piicher on her shoulder; and she went down Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. into the well, and drew water : and I said unto 3 And Jokshan begat Sleba,and Dedan. And her, Let me drink, I pray thee.

the sons of Dedanwere Asshurim, and Letushin, 46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher and Leuminim. Irow her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will 4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, give thy caniels drink also : so I drank, and she and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. AN made the camels drink also.

these were the children of Keturah. 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter 5! And Abraham gavo all that he had unto Isaac. art thou ? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, 6 But unto the sons of the concubines which Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent I put the ear-ring upon her face, and the brace-them away from Isaac his son (while he yet lets upon her hands.

lived) eastward, unto the east country. 48 and I bowed down my head, and worshipped 7 And

these are the days of the years of Abrathe Lord, and blessed the LORD God of my ham's life which he lived, a hundred threescore master Abraham, which had led me in the right and fifteen years. way to take my master's brother's daughter unto 8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died

in a good old age, an old man, and full of years ; 49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly and was gathered to his people. wiili niy master, tell me: and if not, tell me; 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael burled him in that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left. the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the 50 'Then Laban and Bethuel answered, and said, son of Zohar the Hittile, which is before Mainre ; The thing proceedeth from the LORP: we can- 10 The field which Abraham purchased of the It speak unto thee bad or good.

sons of Meth: there was Abraham buried, and 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, Sarah luis wife. and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as 11 | And it came to pass after the death of thic Lord hath spoken.

Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac: 'and 52 And it canie to pass, that, when Abraham's Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. servant heard their words, he worshipped the 12 il Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Lord, bowing himself to the earth.

Abrahain's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, 53 And the servant brought forth jewels of sil- Sarah's handmaid, barc unto Abrahain. ver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave 13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishthem to Rebekah. He gave also to her brother mael, by their naines, according to their generaand to her mother precious things.

tions: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and 54 And they did cat and drink, he and the men Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, that were with him, and tarried all night; and 14 And Misluna, and Dumal, and Massa, they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jelur, Naphish, and Ke me away unto my master.

demah: 55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; their names, by their towns, and by their castles ; after that she shall go.

twelve princes according to their nations. 56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, see- 17 And these are the years of the life of Ishing the Lord hath prospered my way: send me mael: a hundred and thirty and seven years: away, that I may go to my master.

and he gave up the ghost and died, and was 57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and gathered into his people. inquire at her mouth.

18 And they dweli from Havilah unto Shur, that 58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria : Will thou go with this man? And she said, I and he died in the presence of all his brethren.

19 9 And these are the generations of Isaac, 59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac: hor nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men. 20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the her, Thou art our sister; be thou the mother of Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister of Laban the thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess Syrian.. the gate of those which hate theni.

21 And Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife, bi i And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and because she was barren: and the LORD was en


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Birth of sex and Jacob. CHAP. XXVI, XXVII. Abimeleck's covenant with lsana. treated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.. 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and receivnd

And the children struggled together within in the sanie year a hundred-fold: and the LORD her: and she said, If it be so, why am I thus ? blessed himn : And she went to inquire of the LORD.

13 And the man waxed great, and went for 23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations ward, and grew until he became very great : ure in thy womb, and two manner of people 14 For he had possession of flocks, and posses shall be separated frojo thy bowels: and the one sion of herds, and great store of servants: And people shall be stronger than the other people; the Philistines envied him. and the elder shall serve the younger.

15 For all the wells which his father's servanto 24 11 And when her days lo be delivered were had digged in the days of Abraham his father, fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them 25 And the first came out red, all over like a with earth. hairy garinent: and they called his name Esau.. 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us : 26 And after that came his brother out, and his for thou art much mightier than we. hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name 17 11 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dweli there. years old when she bare them.

JA And Isaac digged again the wells of water 27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cun- which they had digged in the days of Abraham ning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was his father; for the Philistines had stopped thern a plain man dwelling in tents.

after the death of Abraham: and he called their 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of names after the names by which his father had his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

called them. 29 1 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came 19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, fruin the field, and he was saint.

and found there a well of springing water. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, 1 pray 20 And the herumen of Gerar did strive with thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: therefore was his name called Edom.

and he called the name of the well Esck; be3) And Jacob said, Selline this day thy birthright. cause they strove with him. 32 And Esau said. Behold, I am at the point 10 21 And clrey digged another well, and strove for die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? that also: anil he called the name of it Sitnah. 33 And Jacob said, Swear to ine this day; and 22 And he removed from thence, and digged he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright another well; and for that they strive not: and unto Jacob.

he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of For now the Lord hath made room for us, and lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, we shall be fruitful in the land. and went his way: thus Esau despised his 23 And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba. birthright.

24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same CILAP. XXVI.

night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy 13aac sojourneth in Gerar.

father: fear noi, for I am with thce, and will ND there was a famine in the land, besides bless thee, and niultiply thy seed for my scrvant Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech 25 And he builded an altar there, and called up king of the Philistines unto Gerar.

on the name of the LORD, and pitched his lent 2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well. Go not down into Egypt: dwell in the land 26 11 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, which I shall tell thee of.

and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichoi 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, the chief captain of his army. and will bless thee: for unto thee, and unto thy 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come seed I will give all these countries, and I will yc to me, sceing ye hate me, have sent mo perforin the oath which I sware unto Abraham away from you ? ihy father;

28 And they said, We saw certainly that the 4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt is and these countries: and in thy seed shall all the thee, and let us make a covenant with thee: nations of the earth be blessed:

29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and touched thee, and as we have done unto theo kept iny charge, my cominandments, my statutes, nothing but good, and have sent thee away in and iny laws.

peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD 6 11 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:

30 And he made them a feast, and they did cat 7 And the men of the place asked him of his and drink. wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he 31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the ani sware one to another: and Isaac sent theiu men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; away, and they departed from him in peace. because she was fair to look upon.

32 And it came io pass the same day, that 8 Aud it came to pass when he had been there Isaac's servants came and told him concerning a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines the well which they had digged, and said unto Jooked out at a window, and saw, and behold, him, We have found water. Isaac was sporting with Rebekah bis wife. 33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the name

9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Be- of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day. hold, of a surety she is thy wife; and how saidst 34 11 And Esau was forty years old when he took thou, She is my sister ? And Isaac said unto to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittile, him, Because I said, Lest I die for her. and Bashemaih the daughter of Elon the litlite 10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast 35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isoac and done unto us? one of the people might lightly to Rebekah. have lain with thy wife, and thou shouldest

CIÁP. XXVII. have brought guiktiness upon us.

Isaac sendeth Esau for venison. 11 And Abimelech charged all his people, say: A 1, and his eyes were dim, so that he could Ing, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

Inot see, be called Esau his eldest son, and said


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