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Lot entertaineth two angels.

GENESIS. Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed. therefore came they under the shadow of thither : therefore the name of the city

was called Zoar. 9 And they said, Stand back. And 23 | The sun was risen upon the earth they said again. This one fellow came in when Lot entered into Zoar. to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: 24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodomi Now will we deal worse with thee than and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire with them. And they pressed sore upon from the LORD out of heaven ; the man, even Lot, and came near to break 25 And he overthrew those cities, and the door.

all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the 10 But the men put forth their hand, cities, and that which grew upon the and pulled Lot into the house to them, ground. and shut to the door.

26 | But his wife looked back from be11 And they smote the men that were bind him, and she became a pillar of salt. at the door of the house with blindness, 27 | And Abraham gat up early in the both small and great: so that they wea- morning to the place where he stood beried themselves to find the door.

fore the LORD: 12 | And the men said unto Lot, Hast 28 And he looked toward Sodom and thou here any besides ? son-in-law, and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatso-plain, and beheld, and lo, the smoke of the ever thou hast in the city, bring them out country went up as the smoke of a furnace. of this place :

29 | And it came to pass, when God 13 For we will destroy this place, be- destroyed the cities of the plain, that God cause the cry of them is waxen great be- remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out fore the face of the LORD; and the LORD of the midst of the overthrow, when he overhath sent us to destroy it.

threw the cities in the which Lot dwelt. 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto 30 s And Lot went up out of Zoar, and his sons-in-law, which married his daugh- dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this ters with him ; for he feared to dwellin place; for the LORD will destroy this city: Zoar: and be dwelt in a cave, be, and but he seemed as one that mocked unto his two daughters. bis sons-in-law.

31 | And the first-born said unto the 15 And when the morning arose, younger, Our father is old, and there is then the angels hastened Lot, saying, not a man in the earth to come in unto us Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daugh- after the manner of all the earth : ters which are here, lest thou be consum- 32 Come, let us make our father drink ed in the iniquity of the city.

wine, and we will lie with him, that we 16 And while he lingered, the men laid may preserve seed of our father. hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of 33° And they made their father drink his wife, and upon the hand of his two wine that night : and the first-born went daughters; the LORD being merciful unto in,and lay with her father ; and he perbim; and they brought him forth, and set ceived not when she lay down, por when him without the city.

she arose. 17 And it came to pass, when they had 34 And it came to pass on the morrow, brought them forth abroad, that he said, that the first-born said unto the younger, Escape for thy life : look not behind thee, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: neither stay thou in all the plain : escape let us make him drink wine this night to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. also ; and go thou in, and lie with him,

18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, that we may preserve seed of our father. my Lord !

35 And they made their father drink '19 Behold now, thy servant hath found wine that night also : and the younger grace in thy sight, and thou bast magni- arose, and lay with him ; and he perceivħed thy mercy, which thou hast shewed ed not when she lay down, nor when she unto me in saving my life: and I cannot arose. escape to the mountain, lest some evil 36 Thus were both the daughters of take me, and I die :

Lot with child by their father. 20 Behold now, this city is near to flee 37 And the first-born bare a son, and unto, and it is a little one : Oh, let me called his name Moab : the same is the escape thither! (is it not a little one ?)|father of the Moabites unto this day. and my soul shall live.

38 And the younger, she also bare a 21 And he said unto him, See, I have son, and called his name Ben-ammi : the accepted thee concerning this thing also, same is the father of the children of Amthat I will not overthrow this city, for the mon unto this day. which thou hast spoken.

CHAP. XX. 22 Haste thee, escape thither ; for I

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Abraham denres lizs wrfe. CHAP. XXI, Kaae barysMagar banished ed between Kadesb and Shur, and so- 17 T So Abraham prayed unto God: journed in Gerar.

and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, and his maid-servants; and they bare She is my sister: And Abimelech king of children. Gerar sent and took Sarah.

18 For the Lord had fast closed up all 3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream the wombs of the house of Abimelech, bem by night, and said to him, Behold, thou cause of Sarah, Abraham's wife. art but a dead man, for the woman which

CHAP. XXI. thou hast takimelech she is a man’sewifear A Sepathe Lothe visited Sarah as be ball ber: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay al- he had spoken. so a righteous nation ?

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abra5 Said he not unto me, She is my sis-ham a son in his old age, at the set timo ter? and she, even she herself said, He is of which God had spoken to him. my brother: in the integrity of my heart 3 And Abraham called the name of his and innocency of my hands have I done this. son that was born unto him, whom Sarab

6 And God said unto him in a dream, bare to him, Isaac. Yea, I know that thou didst this in the in- 4 And Abraham circumcised bis son tegrity of thy heart; for I also withheld Isaac, being eight days old, as God bad thee from sinning against me: therefore commanded him. suffered I thee not to touch her.

5 And Abraham was a hundred years 7 Now therefore restore the man his old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. vife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray 67 And Sarah said, God hath made mo for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou to laugh, so that all that bear will laugha restore her not, know thou that thou shalt with me. surely die, thou and all that are thine. 7 And she said, Who would have said

8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in unto Abraham, that Sarah should have the morning, and called all his servants, given children suck ? for I bave borne loin and told all these things in their ears: and a son in his old age. the men were sore afraid.

8 And the child grew, and was wean· 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, ed : and Abraham mad a great feast the and said unto him, What hast thou done same day that Isaac was weaned. unto us? and what have I offended thee, 9 | And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the that thou hast brought on me and on my Egyptian, which she bad borbe unto Abrakingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds ham, mocking. anto me that ought not to be done. 16 Wherefore she said onto Abrahame,

10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, Cast out this bond-woman, and her son : What sawest thou, that thou hast done this for the son of this bond-woman shall not thing?

be heir with my son, even with Isaac. 11 And Abraham said, Because I 11 And the thing was very grievous in thought, Surely the fear of God is not in Abraham's sight, because of his son. this place; and they will slay me for my 12 | And God said unto Abraham, Let wife's sake.

it not be grievous in thy sight,

cause of 12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she the lad, and because of thy bond-woman; is the daughter of my father, but not the in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken daughter of my mother: and she became unto her voice: for in Isaac shall thy seed my wife.

be called. 13 And it came to pass, when God 13 And also of the son of the bond-wocaused me to wander from my father's man will I make a nation, because he is house, that I said unto her, This is thy thy seed. kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; *14 And Abraham rose up early in the at every place whither we shall come, say morning, and took bread, and a bottle of of me, He is my brother.

water, and gave it unto Hagar (putting it 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and on her shoulder) and the child, and sent oxen, and men-servants, and women-ser- her away: and she departed, and warvants, and gave them unto Abraham, and dered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. restored him Sarah his wife.

15 And the water was spent in the bot15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my tle, and she cast the child under one of the Land is before thee: dwell where it pleas- shrubs. eth thee.

16 And she went, and sat ber down over 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I against him, a good way off, as it were a have given thy brother a thousand pieces bow-shot: for she said, Let me not see the of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering death of the child. And she sat over of the eyes unto all that are with thee, against him, and lifted up her voice, and and with all other : thus she was reproved. I wept.

Abrakan covenants with Abimeleck: GENESIS. Commanded to sacrifice Isaac.

17 And God heard the voice of the lad: said unto him, Abraham: And he said, and the angel of God called to Hagar out Behold, here I am. of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine thee, Hagar? Fear not; for God hath only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get heard the voice of the lad where he is. thee into the land of Moriah ; and offer

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him him there for a burnt-offering upon one of in thy hand: for I will make him a great the mountains which I will tell thee of. dation.

3 | And Abraham rose up early in the 19 And God opened her eyes, and she morning, and saddled his ass, and took saw a well of water: and she went, and two of his young men with him, and Isaac filled the bottle with water, and gave the his son, and clave the wood for the burntlad drink.

offering, and rose up, and went unto the 20 And God was with the lad; and he place of which God had told him. grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and 4 Then on the third day Abraham liftbecame an archer.

ed up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of 5 And Abraham said unto his young Paran: and his mother took him a wife men, Abide ye here with the ass, and I out of the land of Egypt.

and the lad will go yonder and worship, 22 | And it came to pass at that time, and come again to you. that Abimelech and Phichol the chief cap- 6 And Abraham took the wood of the tain of his bost spake unto Abraham, say- burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his ing, God is with thee in all that thou son; and he took the fire in his hand and a doest:

knife: and they went both of them to23 Now therefore swear unto me here gether. by God, that thou wilt not deal falscly with 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham bis me, nor with my son, nor with my son's father, and said, My father: and he said, son : but according to the kindness that I Heream I, my son. And he said, Behold bave done unto thee, thou shalt do unto the fire and the wood : but where is the me, and to the land wherein thou hast so- lamb for a burnt-offering ! journed.

8 And Abraham said, My son, God will 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offer

25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech ing : so they went both of them together. because of a well of water, which Abime- 9 And they came to the place whicha lech's servants had violently taken away. God had told him of; and Abraham built

26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who an altar there, and laid the wood in orbath done this thing: neither didst thou der ; and bound Isaac his son, and laid tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to-bim on the altar upon the wood. day.

10 And Abraham stretched forth his 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, hand, and took the knife to slay his son. and gave them unto Abimelech: and both 11 And the angel of the LORD called of them made a covenant.

unto him out of heaven, and said, Abra28 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs ham, Abraham. And he said, Here am I. of e flock by themselves.

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand up29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, on the lad, neither do thou any thing unto What mean these seven ewe-lambs, which him : for now I know that thou fearest Thou hast set by themselves?

God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy 3 And he said, For these seven ewe-son, thine only son, from me. lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes,

and they may be a witness unto me that I have looked, and behold, behind him a ram digged this well.

caught in a thicket by his horns : And 31 Wherefore he called that place Abraham went and took the ram, and ofBeer-sheba; because there they sware fered him up for a burnt-offering in the both of them.

stead of his son. 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer- 14 And Abraham called the name of sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phi- that place Jehovah-jireb: as it is said to chol the chief captain of his host, and they this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall returned into the land of the Philistines. be seen.

339 And Abrahan planted a grove in 15 [ And the angel of the LORD called Beer-sheba, and called there on the name unto Abraham out of beaven the second of the LORD, the everlasting God.

34 And Abraham sojourned in the Phi- 16 And said, By myself have I swom, listines' land many days.

saith the Lord, for because thou hast done CHAP. XXII.

this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, ND it came to pass after these things, thine only son :

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The death of Saruh. CHAP. XXIII, XXIV. Abruddin's charges and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed give 1 thee, and the cave that is therein, as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand I give it thee ; in the presence of the soms which is upon the sea-shore; and thy seed of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead. sball possess the gate of his enemies; 12 And Abraham bowed down himself

18*And in thy seed shall all the nations before the people of the land. of the earth be blessed; because thou hast 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the obeyed my voice.

audience of the people of the land, say19 So Abraham returned unto his young ing, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, men, and they rose up, and went togeth-hear me: I will give thee money for the er to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at held: take it of me, and I will bury my Beer-sheba.

dead there. 20 5 And it came to pass after these 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, things, that it was told Abraham, saying, saying unto him, Behold, Milcah, she bath also borne chil- 15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land dren unto thy brother Nahor ;

is worth four hundred shekels of silver; 21 Huz his first-born, and Buz his bro- what is that betwixt me and thee? bury ther, and Kemuel the father of Aram, therefore thy dead.

22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pil- 16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephdash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. ron, and Abraham wcighed to Ephron the

23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah : these silver which he had named in the audio eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's ence of the sons of Heth, four hundred brother.

shekels of silver, current money with the 94 And his concubine, whose name was merchant. Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Ga- 17 T And the field of Ephron, which was ham, and Thahash, and Maachah. in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, CHAP. XXIII.

the field and the cave which was therein, and twenty years old : these were the were in all the borders round about, were years of the life of Sarah.

made sure 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba ; the 18 Unto Abraham for a possession in same is Hebron in the land of Canaan : the presence of the children of Heth, beAnd Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, fore all that went in at the gate of his city. and to weep for her.

19 And after this, Abraham buried Sa3 | And Abraham stood up from before rah his wife in the cave of the field of his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, Machpelah, before Mamre : the same in saying,

Hebron in the land of Canaan. 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with 20 And the field, and the cave that is you: give me a possession of a burying-therein were made sure unto Abraham for place with you, that I may bury my dead a possession of a burying-place, by the out of my sight.

sons of Heth. 5 And the children of Heth answered

CHAP. XXIV. Abraham, saying unto him,

stricken in age the prince among us : in the choice of our blessed Abrahain in all things. sepulchres bury thy dead: none of us shall 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest serwithhold from thee his sepulchre, but that vant of his house, that ruled over all that thou mayest bury thy dead.

be had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under 7 And Abraham stood up and bowed my thigh : bimself to the people of the land, even to 3 And I will make thee swear by the the children of Heth.

LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of 8 And he communed with them, saying, the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife li it be your mind that I should bury my unto my son of the daughters of the Cadead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat naanites among whom I dwell : for me to Epbron the son of Zohar,

4 But thou shalt go unto my countıy, 9 That be may give me the cave of and to my kindred, and take a wife unto Machpelah, which he hath, which is in my son Isaac. the end of his field ; for as much money 5 And the servant said unto him, Peras it is worth he shall give it me, for a adventure the woman will not be willing possession of a burying-place among you. to follow me unto this land : must I needs

10 And Epbron dwelt among the chil-bring thy son again unto the land from dren of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite whence thou camest? answered Abraham in the audience of the 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware children of Heth, even of all that went in thou, that thou bring not my son thither at the gate of bis city, saying,

again. 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field) 7 1 The LORD God of heaven, vbicb

Hear us, my lord, thou art a mighty A StrickAbraham was old, and well

The servant metts Rebekah: GENESIS.

Tells his errand. took me from my father's house, and from golden ear-pmg, of half a shekel weight, the land of my kindred, and which spake and two bracelets for her hands of ten she unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, kels weight of gold, Unto thy seed will I give this land: he 23 And said, whose daughter art thou? shall send his angel before thee, and thou tell me, I pray thee : is there room in tl.y shalt take a wife unto my son from father's house for us to lodge in ? thence.

24 And she said unto him, I am the 8 And is the woman will not be willing daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear which she bare unto Nahor. from this inine oath; only bring not my son 25 She said, moreover, unto him, We thither again.

have both straw and provender enough, 9 And the servant put his hand under and room to lodge in. the thigh of Abraham his master, and 26 And the man bowed down bis head, sware to him concerning that matter. and worshipped the LORD.

10 | And the servant took ten camels, 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD of the camels of his master, and departed, God of my master Abraham, who hath not (for all the goods of his master were in left destitute my master of his mercy and his hand ;) and he arose, and went to Me- his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led sopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. me to the house of my master's brethren.

11 And he made his camels to kneel 28 And the damsel ran, and told them down without the city by a well of water, of her mother's house these things. at the time of the evening, even the time 29 | And Rebekah had a brother, and that women go out to draw water : his name was Laban : and Laban ran out

12 | And he said, O LORD God of my unto the man, unto the well. master Abraham, I pray thee, send me 30 And it came to pass, when he saw good speed this day, and shew kindness the ear-ring, and bracelets upon his sister's unto my master Abraham.

hands, and when he heard the words of 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake water; and the daughters of the men of the man unto me ; that he came unto the the city come out to draw water: man, and behold, he stood by the camels

14 And let it come to pass, that the at the well. damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed pitcher, I pray thee, that I may and of the LORD, wherefore standest thou she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy without ? for I have prepared the house, camels drink also: let the same be she that and room for the camels. thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; 32 And the man came into the house : and thereby shall I know that thou hast and he ungirded his camels, and gave shewed kindness unto my master. straw and provender for the camels, and

15 | And it came to pass, before he water to wash bis feet, and the men's feet bad done speaking, that behold, Rebekah that were with him. came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of 33 And there was set meat before him Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's bro- to eat: but he said, I will not eat until I ther, with her pitcher upon ber shoulder. have told mine errand. And he said,

16 And the damsel was very fair to look Speak on. upon, a.virgin; neither had any man known 34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. her : and she went down to the well, and 35 And the LORD hath blessed my filled her pitcher, and came up.

master greatly, and he is become great: 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a lit- and silver, and gold, and men-servants, tle water of thy pitcher.

and maid-servants, and camels, and asses. 18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and 36 And Sarah, my master's wife, bare a she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon son to my master when she was old: and her hand, and gave him drink.

unto him hath he given all that he bath. 19 And when she had done giving him 37 And my master made me swear, drink, she said, I will draw water for thy saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my camels also,until they have done drinking. son of the daughters of the Canaanites,

20 And she hasted, and emptied her in whose land I dwell: pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto 38 But thou shalt go unto my father's the well to draw water, and drew for all house, and to my kindred, and take a wife bis camels.

unto my son. 21 And the man, wondering, at her, 39 And I said unto my master, Perad. held his peace, to wit whether the Lord venture the woman will not follow me. had made his journey prosperous, or not,

40 And he said unto me, The LORD, 32 And it came to pass, as the camels before whom I walk, will send his angel bad done drinking, that the man took al with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou

drink;

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