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The generations of Shem. CHAP. XII.

God calleth Abram. 104 These are the generations of Shem: hundred and five years : and Terah died Shem was an hundred years old, and be in Haran. gat Arphaxad two years after the flood :

CHAP. XII. 11 And Shem lived after he begat 1 God calleth Abram, and blesseth him with a proArphaxad five hundred years, and begat

4 with

Haran. 6 He journeyeth through Canaan, 7 sons and daughters.

which is promised him in a vision. 10 He is 12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty

driven by a famine into Egypt. 11 Fear mak

eth him feign his wife to be his sister. 14 Phayears, and begat Salah :

raoh, having taken her from him, by plagues 13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat is compelled to restore her. Salah four hundred and three years, and N.

COW the Lord had said unto A. begat sons and daughters.

bram, Get thee out of thy country, 11 And Salah lived thirty years, and and from thy kindred, and from thy fabegat Eber:

ther's house, unto a land that I will iš And Salah lived after he begat shew thee: Eber four hundred and three years, and

2 And I will make of thee a great nabegat sons and daughters.

tion, and I will bless thee, and make thy 16 And Eber lived four and thirty name great ; and thou shalt be a blessing: years, and begat Peleg :

3 And I will bless them that bless thee, 17 And Eber lived after he begat and curse him that curseth thee: and in Peleg four hundred and thirty years, thee shall all families of the earth be and begat sons and daughters.

blessed. 18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and 4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had begat Reu:

spoken unto him; and Lot went with 19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu him : and Abram was seventy and five two hundred and nine years, and begat years old when he departed out of Haran.' sons and daughters.

5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and 20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, Lot his brother's son, and all their suband begat Serug:

stance that they had gathered, and the 21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug souls that they had gotten in Haran; two hundred and seven years, and begat and they went forth to go into the land sons and daughters.

of Canaan ; and into the land of Canaan 22 And Serug lived thirty years, and they came. begat Nahor :

6' 9 And Abram passed through the 23 And Serug lived after he begat Na- | land unto the place of Sichem, unto the hor two hundred years, and begat sons plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was and daughters.

then in the land. 24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty 7 And the LORD appeared unto A. years, and begat Terah :

bram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give 25 And Nahor lived after he begat this land : and there builded he an altar Terah an hundred and nineteen years, unto the LORD, who appeared unto him. and begat sons and daughters.

8 And he removed from thence unto 26 And Terah lived seventy years, and a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the 27 ? Now these are the generations of west, and Hai on the east: and there he Terah : Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and builded an altar unto the LORD, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

called upon the name of the LORD. 28 And Haran died before his father 9 And Abram journeyed, going on still Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur toward the south. of the Chaldees.

10 | And there was a famine in the 29 And Abram and Nahor took them land : and Abram went down into Egypt wives: the name of Abram's wife was to sojourn there ; for the famine was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, grievous in the land. Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the fa- 11 And it came to pass, when he was ther of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. come near to enter into Egypt, that he said

30 But Sarai was barren; she had no unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know child.

that thou art a fair woman to look upon : 31 And Terah took Abram his son, 12 Therefore it shall come to pass, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that and Sarai his daughter in law, his son they shall say, This is his wife: and they Abram's wife; and they went forth with will kill me, but they will save thee alive. them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sis. the land of Canaan; and they came unto ter: that it may be well with me for thy Haran, and dwelt there.

sake; and my soul shall live because of 32 And the days of Terah were two thee.

very fair.

to Abram.
there buildeth an altar.

Abram sojourneth in Egypt. GENESIS. Lot removeth toward Sodom;

14 1 And it came to pass, that, when, was well watered every where, before the Abram was come into Egypt, the E- Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, gyptians beheld the woman that she was even as the garden of the LORD, like the

land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. 15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain her, and commended her before Pharaoh : of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's they separated themselves the one from house.

the other. 16 And he entreated Abram well for 12 Abram dwelled in the land of Ca. her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, naan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the and he asses, and menservants, and maid- plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom, servants, and she asses, and camels.

13 But the men of Sodom were wicked 17 And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. his house with great plagues because of 14 ( And the Lord said unto Abram, Sarai Abram's wife.

after that Lot was separated from him, 18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and Lift up now thine eyes, and look from said, What is this that thou hast done the place where thou art northward, and unto me? why didst thou not tell me southward, and eastward, and westward : that she was thy wife?

15 For all the land which thou seest, to 19 Why saidst thou, She is my sis- thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. ter ? so I might have taken her to me to 16 And I will' make thy seed as the wife : : now therefore behold thy wife, take dust of the earth : so that if a man can her, and go thy way.

number the dust of the earth, then shall 20 And Pharaoh commanded his men thy seed also be numbered. concerning him : and they sent him away, 17 Arise, walk through the land in the and his wife, and all that he had.

length of it and in the breadth of it; for CHAP. XIII.

I will give it unto thee. 1 Abram and Lot return out of Egypt. 7 By dis- 18 Then Abram removed his tent, and agreement they part asunder. 16 Lot goeth to

came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, wicked Sudom. 14 God reneweth the 18 He remoreth to Hebron, and which is in Hebron, and built there an

altar unto the Lord. AND Abram went up out of Egypt,

CHAP. XIV. he, and his wife, and all that he had, 1 The battle of four kings against fire. 12 Lot and Lot with him, into the south.

is taken prisoner. 14 Abram rescueth him. 18 2 And Abram was very rich in cattle,

Melchizedek blesseth Abram. 20 Abram giveth

him tithe. 22 The rest of the spoil, his partin silver, and in gold.

ners having had their portions, he restoreth to 3 And he went on his journeys from the king of Sodom. the south even to Beth-el, unto the place AND it came to pass in the days of between Beth-el and Hai;

king of EDasar, Chedorlaomer king of 4 Unto the place of the altar, which he Elam, and Tidal king of nations; had made there at the first : and there 2 That these made war with Bera king Abram called on the name of the LORD. of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Go

51 And Lot also, which went with A- morrah, Shinab king of Admah, and bram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king

6 And the land was not able to bear of Bela, which is Zoar. them, that they might dwell together : 3 All these were joined together in the for their substance was great, so that vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. they could not dwell together.

4 Twelve years they served Chedor. 7 And there was a strife between the laomer, and in the thirteenth year they herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herd- | rebelled. men of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite 5 And in the fourteenth year came and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there with him, and smote the Rephaims in be no strife, I pray thee, between me and Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in thee, and between my herdmen and thy Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiria. herdmen; for we be brethren.

thaim, 9 Is not the whole land before thee? 6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if unto El-paran, which is by the wilderthou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the 7 And they returned, and came to En. right hand,

then I will go to the left. mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and the country of the Amalekites, and also the beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it 'Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar.


is taken captive, and rescued. CHAP. XV. Abram is justified by faith.

8 And there went out the king of So- 24 Save only that which the young dom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the men have eaten, and the portion of the king of Admah, and the king of Ze- men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, boiim, and the king of Bela (the same is and Mamre ; let them take their portion. Zoar;) and they joined battle with them

CHAP. XV. in the vale of Siddim ;

1 God encourageth Abram. 2 Abram complaineth 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of E- for want of an heir. 4 God promiseth him a lam, and with Tidal king of nations, and

son, and a multiplying of his seed. 6 Abram is

justified by faith. 7 Cavaan is promised again, Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch and confirmed by a sign, 12 and a vision. king of Ellasar; four kings with five. o And the vale of Siddim was fun of AFTER these things the word of the

LORD came unto Abram in a vi. slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and sion, saying, Fear not, Abram : I am thy Gomorrah filed, and feli there; and they shield, and thy exceeding great reward. that remained fled to the mountain.

2 And Abram said, Lord God, what 11 And they took all the goods of wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their vic- and the steward of my house is this Elituals, and went their way.

ezer of Damascus ? 12 And they took Lot, Abram's bro. 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me ther's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one goods, and departed.

born in my house is mine heir. 13 [ And there came one that had es- 4 And, behold, the word of the LORD caped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for came unto him, saying, This shall not be he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the A-thine heir ; but he that shall come forth morite, brother of Eshcol, and brother out of thine own bowels shall be thine of Aner : and these were confederate heir. with Abram.

5 And he brought him forth abroad, 14 And when Abram heard that his and said, Look now toward heaven, and brother was taken captive, he armed his tell the stars, if thou be able to number trained servants, born in his own house, them : and he said unto him, So shall three hundred and eighteen, and pursued thy seed be. them unto Dan.

6 And he believed in the LORD; and 15 And he divided himself against them, he counted it to him for righteousness. he and his servants, by night, and smote 7 And he said unto him, I am the them, and pursued them unto Hobah, LORD that brought thee out of Ur of which is on the left hand of Damascus. the Chaldees, to give thee this land to

16 And he brought back all the goods, inherit it. and also brought again his brother Lot, 8 And he said, Lord Gon, whereby and his goods, and the women also, and shall I know that I shall inherit it? the people.

9 And he said unto him, Take me an 17 1 And the king of Sodom went out heifer of three years old, and a she goat to meet him after his return from the of three years old, and a ram of three slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the years old, and a turtledove, and a young kings that were with him, at the valley pigeon. of Shaveh, which is the king's dale. 10 And he took unto him all these,

18 And Melchizedek king of Salem and divided them in the midst, and laid brought forth bread and wine: and he each piece one against another: but the was the priest of the most high God. birds divided he not.

19 And he blessed him, and said, 11 And when the fowls came down upon Blessed be Abram of the most high God, the carcases, Abram drove them away. possessor of heaven and earth :

12 And when the sun was going down, 20 And blessed be the most high God, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an which hath delivered thine enemies into horror of great darkness fell upon him. thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of

21 And the king of Sodom said unto a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger Abram, Give me the persons, and take in a land that is not their's, and shall the goods to thyself.

serve them; and they shall afflict them 22° And Abram said to the king of four hundred years; Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto 14 And also that nation, whom they the LORD, the most high God, the pos- shall serve, will I judge: and afterward sessor of heaven and earth,

shall they come out with great substance. 23 That I will not take from a thread 15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good take any thing that is thine, lest thou old age. shouldest say, I have made Abram rich: 16 But in the fourth generation they Sarai giveth Hagar to Abram. GENESIS. Abram's name is changed. shall come hither again : for the iniquity, ceedingly, that it shall not be numbered of the Amorites is not yet full.

for multitude. 17 And it came to pass, that, when 11 And the angel of the LORD said the sun went down, and it was dark, be- unto her, Behold, thou art with child, hold a smoking furnace, and a burning and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his lamp that passed between those pieces. name Ishmael; because the LORD hath

18 In the same day the LORD made heard thy affliction. a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto 12 And he will be a wild man; his thy seed have I given this land, from hand will be against every man, and evethe river of Egypt unto the great river, ry man's hand against him; and he shall the river Euphrates :

dwell in the presence of all his brethren. 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, 13 And she called the name of the and the Kadmonites,

LORD that spake unto her, Thou God 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, seest me: for she said, Have I also here and the Rephaims,

looked after him that seeth me? 21 And the Amorites, and the Ca- 14 Wherefore the well was called Beer. naanites, and the Girgashites, and the lahai-roi ; behold, it is between Kadesh Jebusites.

and Bered. CHAP. XVI.

15 | And Hagar bare Abram a son: i Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Abram. and Abram called his son's name, which tress, runneth away. 7 An angel sendeth her Hagar bare, Ishmael. back to submit herself, ll and telleth her of 16 And Abram was fourscore and six her child. 15 Ishmael is born.

years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to NOW

OW Sarai Abram's wife bare him no Abram. children: and she had an handmaid,

CHAP. XVII. an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

1 God reneweth the covenant. 5 Abram his name 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold is changed in token of a greater blessing. 10 now, the LORD hath restrained me from

Circumcision is instituted. 15 Sarai her name bearing : I pray thee, go in unto my

is changed, and she blessed.

17 Isaac is pro

mised. 23 Abraham and Ishmael arc circummaid ; it may be that I may obtain chil. cised. dren by her. And Abram hearkened to AND when Abram was ninety years

3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar to Abram, and said unto him, I am the her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had Almighty God; walk before me, and be dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, thou perfect. and gave her to her husband Abram to 2 And I will make my covenant be. be his wife.

tween me and thee, and will multiply 4 | And he went in unto Hagar, and thee exceedingly. she conceived : and when she saw that 3 And Abram fell on his face: and she had conceived, her mistress was de- God talked with him, saying, spised in her eyes.

4 As for me, behold, my covenant is 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My with thee, and thou shalt be a father of wrong, be upon thee : I have given my many nations. maid into thy bosom; and when she saw 5 Neither shall thy name any more be that she had conceived, I was despised in called Abram, but thy name shall be her eyes : the LORD judge between me Abraham; for a father of many nations and thee.

have I made thee. 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, 6 And I will make thee exceeding thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt and kings shall come out of thee. hardly with her, she fled from her face. 7 And I will establish my covenant

77 And the angel of the Lord found between me and thee and thy seed after her by a fountain of water in the wil. thee in their generations for an everlastderness, by the fountain in the way to ing covenant, to be a God unto thee, and Shur.

to thy seed after thee. 8. And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy whence camest thou ? and whither wilt seed after thee, the land wherein thou art thou go? And she said, I flee from the a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for face of my mistress Sarai.

an everlasting possession; and I will be 9 And the angel of the Lord said their God. unto her, Return to thy mistress, and 9 And God said unto Abraham, submit thyself under her hands.

Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, 10 And' the angel of the LORD said thou, and thy seed after thee in their unto her, I will multiply thy seed ex. generations.

Isaac is promised.

CHAP. XVIII. Three angels come to Abraham. 10 This is my covenant, which ye shall 27 And all the men of his house, born keep, between me and you and thy seed in the house, and bought with money of after thee; Every man child among you the stranger, were circumcised with him. shall be circumcised.

CHAP. XVIII. 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of 1 Abraham entertaineth three angels. 9 Sarah your foreskin; and it shall be a token of is reproved for laughing at the strange promise.

17 The destruction of Sodom is revealed to Athe covenant betwixt me and you.

braham. 23 Abraham maketh intercession for 12 And he that is eight days old shall the men thereof. be circumcised among you, every man AND the Lorp appeared unto him in child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any in the tent door in the heat of the day; stranger, which is not of thy seed.

2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, 13 He that is born in thy house, and he and, lo, three men stood by him: and that is bought with thy money, must needs when he saw them, he ran to meet them be circumcised : and my covenant shall be from the tent door, and bowed himself in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. toward the ground,

14 And the uncircumcised man child 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have whose flesh of his foreskin is not circum- found favour in thy sight, pass not away, cised, that soul shall be cut off from his I pray thee, from thy servant : people; he hath broken my covenant. 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be

15 And God said unto Abraham, As fetched, and wash your feet, and rest for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her yourselves under the tree : name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread,

16 And I will bless her, and give thee and comfort ye your hearts ; after that ye a son also of her : yea, I will bless her, shall pass on: for therefore are ye come and she shall be a mother of nations; to your servant. And they said, So do, kings of people shall be of her.

as thou hast said. 17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quicka child be born unto him that is an hun- ly three measures of fine meal, knead it, dred years old ? and shall Sarah, that is and make cakes upon the hearth. ninety years old, bear?

7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and 18 And Abraham said unto God, o fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave that Ishmael might live before thee! it unto a young man; and he hasted to

19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall dress it. bear thee a son indeed ; and thou shalt 8 And he took butter, and milk, and call his name Isaac: and I will establish the calf which he had dressed, and set my covenant with him for an everlastin it before them; and he stood by them covenant, and with his seed after him. under the tree, and they did eat.

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard 94 And they said unto him, Where is thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and Sarah thy wife ? And he said, Behold, will make him fruitful, and will multiply in the tent. him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he 10 And he said, I will certainly return beget, and I will make him a great nation. unto thee according to the time of life;

21 But my covenant will I establish and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto And Sarah heard it in the tent door, thee at this set time in the next year. which was behind him.

22 And he left off talking with him, 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and God went up from Abraham. and well stricken in age; and it ceased to

23 And Abraham took Ishmael his be with Sarah after the manner of women. son, and all that were born in his house, 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within her. and all that were bought with his money, self, saying, After I am waxed old shall every male among the men of Abra- I have pleasure, my lord being old also ? ham's house; and circumcised the flesh 13 And the Lord said unto Abraham, of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall God had said unto him.

I of a surety bear a child, which am old ? 24 And Abraham was ninety years old 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? and nine, when he was circumcised in the At the time appointed I will return unto flesh of his foreskin.

thee, according to the time of life, and 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen Sarah shall have a son. years old, when he was circumcised in 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughthe flesh of his foreskin.

ed not ; for she was afraid. And he 26 In the selfsame day was Abraham said, Nay; but thou didst laugh. circumcised, and Ishmael his son. 16 | And the men rose up from thence,

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