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Generations of Noah.

GENESIS.

The generations of Shem. ed Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, scatter them abroad upon the face of all the 12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: earth. the same is a great city.

13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, 14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim. 15 And Canaan begat Sidon his first-born, and Beth,

16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Gingasite,

17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.

19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou conest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as begat Peleg: thou goest unto Sodom and Gomorrah, and Ad-| mah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

10 1 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was a hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:

11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. 12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah.

13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber: 15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, 28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, 29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar, a mount of the east.

31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood. CHAP. XI.

16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and

17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.

21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the
children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the daughters.
elder, even to him were children born.

22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.

23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. 24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.

25 Aud unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days was the earthdivided; and his brother's name was Joktan. 26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu: 19 And Peleg lived after he begat Rea two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and

20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug.

21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.

22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:

23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. 24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah.

25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah at hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nalior, and Haran: and Haran begat Lot.

28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. 29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. 30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child. 31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the

The confusion of languages.

AND the whole earth was of one language, son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, son Abram's wife; and they went

and of one speech.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go the east, that they found a plain in the land of into the land of Canaan; and they caine unto Shinar, and they dwelt there. Haran, and dwelt there.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach

32 And the days of Terah were two hundred
and five years: and Terah died in Haran.
CHAP. XII.
God calleth Abram.

and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered NOW the LORD had said unto Abram, Get

abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto à land that I will shew thee:

5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and 6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, I will bless thee, and make thy naine great; and and they have all one language: and this they thou shalt be a blessing: begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and from them, which they have imagined to do. curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all 7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound families of the earth be blessed. their language, that they may not understand 4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken one another's speech. unto him, and Lot went with him: and Abram 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from was seventy and five years old when he departed thence upon the face of all the earth: and they out of Haran. left off to build the city.

5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his 9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel, be- brother's son, and all their substance that they cause the LORD did there confound the language had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD in Haran; and they went forth to go into the

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Abram is driven into Egypt.

CHAP. XIII, XIV. Lot goeth to Sadom. land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou will take` they came. the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if 6 And Abram passed through the land unto the thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the left. the Canaanite was then in the land.

10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the 7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appear-Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like ed unto him. the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Joron the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, hav-dan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separaing Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east: ted themselves the one from the other. and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, 12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and and called upon the name of the LORD. Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitch

9 And Abram journeyed, going on stiil toward ed his tent toward Sodom. the south. 13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and

10 ¶ And there was a famine in the land and sinners before the LORD, exceedingly. Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there;|14 ¶ And the LORD said unto Abram, after that for the famine was grievous in the land. Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine If And it came to pass, when he was come near eyes, and look from the place where thou art, to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his northward, and southward, and eastward, and wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair westward: woman to look upon:

15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.

16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. 17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it Junto thee.

13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake, and my soul shall live because of thee.

18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in |Hebron, and built there an altar unto the Load. CHAP. XIV.

The battle of the kings.

14 And it came to pass, that when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

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16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, and he had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of men-servants, and maid-servants, and she-asses, nations; and camels.

17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's

2 That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zebolin, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. 3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.

wife.

18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so might have taken her to me to wife: now there- 5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaofore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way. mer, and the kings that were with him, and 20 Pharaoh commanded his men concern-smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and ing him: and they sent him away, and his wife, the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveli and all that he had. Kiriathaim,

CHAP. XIII.

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

Abram and Lot separate.

out of

and came to

his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south. 2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar.

8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and

3 And he went on his journeys from the south the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai;(the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with 4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had them in the vale of Siddim;

made there at the first: and there Abram called 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and on the name of the 1:9RD. with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.

5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. 6 And the land was not able to bear them, that 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slimethey might dwell together: for their substance pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah was great, so that they could not dwell together. fled, and fell there: and they that remained fled 7 And there was a strife between the herdmen to the mountain.

of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's 11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and cattle and the Canaanite and the Perizzite Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their dwelled then in the land. way.

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.

12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. 13 ¶ And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the

9 is not the whole land before thee? Separate plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol,

Melchizedek blesseth Abram.

GENESIS. Ishmael is born. and brother of Aner: and these were confederate that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is with Abram. not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall 14 And when Abram heard that his brother afflict them four hundred years;

was taken captive, he armed his trained ser- 14 And also that nation whom they shall serve, vants, born in his own house, three hundred and will I judge: and afterward shall they come out eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan. with great substance. 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 brother Lot, and his goods, 17 And it came to pass, that when the sun went and the women also, and the people. down, and it was dark, behold a smoking fur17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet nace, and a burning lamp that passed between him (after his return from the slaughter of Che-those pieces. dorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him,) 18 In that same day the LORD made a coveat the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale. nant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought given this land, from the river of Egypt unto forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the great river, the river Euphrates: the most high God.

19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the

19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Kadmonites, Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

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

20 And blessed be the most high God, which 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. the Girgashites, and the Jebusites. And he gave him tithes of all. CHAP. XVI.

21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the and take the

Sarai giveth Hagar to Abram.

thyself.

22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, IN w Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no chil

dren and she had a handmaid, an Egyp

have lifted up my hand unto the LORD, the most tian, whose name was Hagar. high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the 23 That I will not take from a thread even to a LORD hath restrained me from bearing: 1 pray shoe-latchet, and that I will not take any thing thee go in unto my maid; it may be that I may that is time, lest thou shouldest say, I have obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

made Abram rich:

24 Save only that which the young men have 3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar her eaten, and the portion of the men which went maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to take their portion. her husband Abram to be his wife.

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4 And he went in unto llagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had con

CHAP. XV.

God's promise to Abram.

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.

the word was

came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy excceding upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bogreat reward. som; and when she saw that she had conceiv

2 And Abram said, Lord Gon, what wilt thoured, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of between me and thee. iny house is this Eliezer of Damascus ?

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.

ti And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

8 And he said. Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?

6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

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 thymistress, and submit thyself under her hands. 10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

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11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

9 And he said unto him, Take me a heifer of 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will three years old, and a she-goat of three years be against every man, and every man's hand old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-against him; and he shall dwell in the presence dove, and a young pigeon, of all his brethren.

10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. II And when the fowls came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

12 And wher, the sun was going down, a deep
sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, a horror of great
darkness fell upon him.
13 And lie said anto Abram, Know of a suretyfold, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

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 met 14 Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahairoi, behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered. 15 T And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. 16 1 And Abram was fourscore and six years

Cercumcision instituted.

CHAP. XVII.
The covenant rencwed.

CHAP. XVII, XVII. Destruction of Sodom revealed. the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin, in the self-same day,

nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and 24 And Abraham was ninety years old and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of before me, and be thou perfect. This foreskin.

2 And I will make my covenant between me
and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
3 And Abran 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.
5 Neither shall thy name any more be called
Abram; but thy name shall be Abraham; for a were circumcised with him.
father of many nations have I made thee.
́6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and

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

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.

CHAP. XVIII.
Abraham entertains three angels.

I will make nations of thee; and kings shall AND the LORD appeared unto him in the

come ont

plains of

he sat in the tent

7 And I will establish my covenant between me door in the heat of the day; and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their gene-2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and rations, for an everlasting covenant; to be a lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. them, he ran to meet them from the tent-door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found fayour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:

26 In the self-same day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son;

27 And all the men of his house, born in thre house, and bought with money of the stranger,

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, 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and conbetween me and you, and thy seed after thee; fort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: Every man-child among you shall be circumcised. for therefore are ye come to your servant. Aud 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your they said, So do, as thou hast said. foreskin; and it shall be a token of the cove- 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unte nant betwixt me and you. Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three 19 And he that is eight days old shall be cir-measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes cumcised among you, every man-child in your upon the hearth. generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. 13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is 8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf bought with thy money, must needs be circum-which he had dressed, and set it before them; cised and my covenant shall be in your flesh and he stood by them under the tree, and they for an everlasting covenant. did eat.

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.

14 And the uncircumcised man-child, whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant. 15

And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the

tree:

16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be

of her.

9 1 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. 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 it 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 laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasare, my lord being old also?

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 shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? 18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ish- 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the mael might live before thee! time appointed I will return unto thee, accord

13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Whereand fore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bearing to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a sou. thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou him for an everlasting covenant, and with his didst laugh. seed after him.

16 And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: aud Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do,

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly: twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

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

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the Lations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. 20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sod

Abraham intercedeth for Sodom.

GENESIS. Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed. om and Gomorrah is great, and because their 9 And they said, Stand back. And they said Fiat is very grievous, ,again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and 211 will go down now, and see whether they he will needs be a judge: Now will we deal have done altogether according to the cry of it, worse with thee than with them. And they which is come unto me; and if not, I will know. pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came 92 And the men turned their faces from thence, near to break the door. and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

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

23 1 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thon also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? 25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked; and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? 26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

12 ¶ 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; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it. 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons(in-law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will

27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the destroy this city: but he seemed as one that LORD, which am but dust and ashes: mocked unto his sons-in-law. 28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty 15 And when the morning arose, then the righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy of five? And he said, If I find there forty and wife, and thy two daughters which are here, lest five, I will not destroy it. thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. 16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, LORD being merciful unto him; and they brought and upon the hand of his two daughters; the him forth, and set him without the city.

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.

17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life: look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain: escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

32 And he said, Oh, let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, will not destroy it for ten's sake.

33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

CHAP. XIX.

Lot entertains two angels.

there came

and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom; and Lot, 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 wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in 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.

4 1 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:

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.

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

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20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, 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

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.

overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.

23 1 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, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

26 1 But his wife looked 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 1 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

8 Behold now, I have two daughters which overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring which Lot dwelt. them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good 30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; in the mountain, and his two daughters with for therefore came they under the shadow of my him: for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he roof. dwelt in a cave, he, and his two daughters.

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.

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