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1 Sarai giveth Hagar to Abram, 6 who, fleeing from her mifirefs, 9 is fent back by an angel. 15 Ifmael is born. Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no children and the had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whofe name was Hagar.
2 And Sarai faid unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
3 And Sarai, Abram's wite, took Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
4¶ And he went in unto Hagar, and the conceived: and, when the faw that he had conceived, her mistress was defpifed in her eyes.
5 And Sarai faid unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bofom; and, when the faw that the had conceived, I was despifed in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.
6 But Abram faid unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleafeth 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 faid, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence cameft thou? and whither wilt thou go? And the faid, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
9 And the angel of the LORD faid unto her, Return to thy miftrefs, and fubmit thyfelt under her hands,
10 And the angel of the LORD faid unto her, I will multiply thy feed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for maltitude.
11 And the angel of the LORD faid unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and fhalt bear a fon, and thalt call his name Ithmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him: and he thall dwell in the prefence of all his brethren.
13 And the called the name of the LORD that fpake unto her, Thou God feeft me: for the faid, Have I alfo here looked after him that feeth me?
Circumcifion is inftituted. changed. 10 Circumcifion is infiituted. 1 Ifaac is promifed.
A and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram. ND when Abram was ninety years ok
and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before nie. and be thou pertect
2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee; and will multiply thee exceedingly.
14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahai-roi: behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered. 15 And Hagar bare Abram a fon and Abram called his fon's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
16¶ And Abram was fourfcore and fix years old when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram. CHAP. XVII.
• The covenant is renewed. § Abram's name
3. And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with hum, faying,
4 As for me, behold, my covenants with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many
Neither hall thy name any more be called Abram; but thy name fhall be Abraham: for a father of many nations have [ made thee.
6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee; and kings thall come out of thee.
7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and thy feed after thee, in their generations, for an everlaiting cove nant; to be a God unto thee, and to thy feed after thee.
8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy feed after thee, the land wherein thou art a ftranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting poffetfion; and I will be their God.
9 And God faid unto Abraham, Thou fhalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy feed after thee, in their generations.
io This is my covenant which ye shall keep between me and you, and thy feed af ter thee; Every man-child among you shall be circumcifed.
11 And ye shall circumcife the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
12 And he that is eight days old fhall be circumcifed among you, every man-child in your generations; he that is born in the houfe, or bought with money of any ftranger, which is not of thy feed.
13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, muft needs be circumcifed: and my covenant thall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
14 And the uncircumcifed man-child, whofe fleth of his foreskin is not circuncifed, that foul thall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
15 And God faid unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah fall her name be.
16 And I will bless her, and give thee a fon alfo of her: yea, I will blefs her, and fhe shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and faid in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and fhall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?
18 And Abraham faid unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
19 And God faid, Sarah thy wife thall bear thee a fon indeed; and thou shalt call his name Ifaac: and I will establish my cove. nant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his feed after him.
20 And as for hmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have bleiled him, and will make
24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine when he was circumcifed in the Beth of his toreikin.
25 And Ishmael his fon was thirteen years old when he was circumcifed in the fleth of his torekin.
an in the felf-fame day was Abraham circumciled, and Ifhmael his fon.
27 And all the men of his houfe, born in the houfe, and bought with money of the ftranger, were circumcifed with him.
CHAP. XVIII. 1 dbraban entertaineth three angels. 9 Saral's laughter. 17 vodom's deftruction revealed to Abraham : 23 his interceffion.
AND the LORD appeared unto him in the
plains of Mamre: he fat tent-door in the heat of the day.
z And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, Jo, three men flood by him: and, when he faw them, he ran to meet them from the tent-door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
3 And faid, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy night, país not away, I pray thee, from thy fervant.
4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wath your feet, and rent yourselves
Abraham intercedeth for it.
Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a furety bear a child, which am old!
14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD! At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah fhall have a fon.
under the tree;
5 And I will fetch a morfel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that you shall pafs on: for therefore are ye come to your fervant. And they faid, So do as thou hast
6. And Abraham haftened into the tent unto Sarah, and faid, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
7 And Abrahani ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hafted to drefs it.
8 And he took butter and milk, and the calf which he had dreifed, and fet it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
9 And they faid unto him, Where is Saral thy wife! And he said, Behold, in the
To Aad he faid, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife thall have a fon. And Sarah heard it in the tent-door, which was behind him.
11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, and wen stricken in age: and it ceafed to be with Sarah alter the manner of women.
15 Then Sarah denied, faying, I laughed not; for the was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
16 And the men rofe up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them, to bring them on the way. 17 And the LORD faid, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
18 Seeing that Abraham fhall furely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth thall be bleed in him?
1y For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they thall keep the way of the Logo, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath fpoken of him.
20 And the LORD faid, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their fin is very grievous;"
21 I will go down now, and fee whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if
not, I will know.
22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham flood yet before the LORD.
23 And Abraham drew near, and faid, Wilt thou alfo destroy the righteous with the wicked?
12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, faying, After I am waxed old fhall I have pleasure, my lord being old alfo?
13 And the LORD faid unto Abraham,
24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou alfo destroy and not fpare the place for the fifty righteous
that are therein?
2 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to lay the righteous with the wick. ed; 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 faid, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will fpare all the place for their fakes.
27 And Abraham anfwered and faid, Be. hold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am but duft and afhes:
28 Peradventure there thall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city tor lack of five! And he faid, If I find there forty and five, I will not de. ftroy it.
29 And he spake unto him yet again, and faid, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he faid, I will not do it for forty's fake.
30 And 1.:faid unto him, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will fpeak; Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he faid, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
31 And he faid, Behold now, I have taken upon me to fpeak unto the LORD: Per. adventure there fhall be twenty found there. And he faid, I will not deftroy it for twen ty's fake.
32 And he faid, Oh let not the Logn be angry, and I will fpeak yet but this one Peradventure ten thall be found there. he faid, I will not destroy it for ten's fa'
The Sodomites ftruck blind.
33 And the LORD went his way, as foon as De had lett communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place. CHAP. XIX.
Lot entertaineth two angels. 24 Sodom and Gomorrah deftroyed. 26 Lor's wife punished. ND there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot fat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot feeing them, role up to meet them; and he bowed hinifelt with his face toward the ground;
2 And he faid, Behold now, my lords, turn fu, I pray you, into your fervant's houfe, and tarry all night, and wath your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they faid, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
3 And he preffed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his houfe: and he made them a feast, and did bake ualeavened bread, and they did eat.
4 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 faid unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and thut the door after him,
7 And faid, I pray you, brethren, do not fo wickedly.
8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto thefe men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my root.
9 And they faid, Stand back. And they faid again, This one fellow came in to fo journ, and he will needs be a judge: 10W will we deal worfe with thee than with them. And they preiled fore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and thut to the door.
11 And they fmote the men that were at the door of the house with blindnefs, both frall and great: fo that they wearied them felves to find the door.
12 And the men faid unto Lot, Haft thou here any besides? ion-in-law, and thy fons, and thy daughters, and whatfoever thou hatt in the city, bring them out of this place:
13 For we will destroy this place, becaufe the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath fent us to destroy it.
14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his fons-in-law, which married his daughters, and faid, 'p, get ye aut of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he feemed as one that mocked unto his fons-inlaw.
The deftruction of Sodom. him: and they brought him forth, and fei him without the city.
17 And it came to pais, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he faid, Elcape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither tay thou in all the plain: escape to the mountain, left thou be confumed.
18 And Lot faid unto them, Oh! not fo, my Lord.
15 And when the morning arofe, then the angels haftened 1 of, faying, Arile, take thy wie, and thy two daughters which are here; let thou be confumed the iniquity of the city.
15 And while he lingered, the men laid ld upon his hand, and upon the hand of wife, and upon the hand of his two Thurs; the LORD being merciful unto
Behold now, thy fervant hath found grace in thy fight, and thou haft magnined thy mercy, which thou hatt fhewed unto me in faving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, leit fome evil take me, and I die.
20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh! let me el cape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my foul fhall live.
21 And he faid unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing alfo, that I will not overthrow this city for the which thou han fpoken.
22 Hate thee, efcape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither: theretore the name of the city was called Zoar.
23 The fun was riten upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
24 Then the LORD ained upon Sodom, and upon Gomorrah, brimitone and fire from the LORD out of heaven.
25 And he overthrew thofe cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
2 But his wite looked back from behind him, and the became a pillar of falt.
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 fmoke of a furnace.
29 And it came to pafs, when God de. ftroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and fent Lot out of the midit of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.
31 And the first-bora faid unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth.
32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preferve feed of our father.
33 And they made their tather drink wine that night: and the first-born went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when the lay down, nor when the arofe.
34 And it came to pafs on the morrow, that the firft-born faid unto the younger, Behold, Ilay yefternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night allo; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preferve feed of our father.
35 And they made their father drink wine that night alfo: and the younger arole, and lay with him; and he perceived not when the lay down, nor when the arofe.
36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
Abraham demieth bis wife.
Chap. xx, xxl.
38 Aad the younger, the alfo bare a fon,
alfaar is born. 9 Hagar and Ifmael are can forth. 22 Abimelech's covesiant with Abra Sarah he had
ward the south country, and dwelled A faid, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he
■ Braban denieth eis wife, and lofeth her: 14 Abimelob rezareth ber.
y Then Abimelech called Abraham, and faid unto him, What hast thou done to us? and what have 1 offended thee, that thou hast brought on me, and on my kingdom, a great Ka! thou hail done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.
10 And Abimelech faid unto Abraham, What fawet thou, that thou hatt done this thing!
11 And Abrahim faid, Because I thought, Surely the feat of God is not in this place; and they will lay me for my wife's fake.
12 And yet indeed fee is my tinter; the fs the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother: and the became my wife.
13 And it came to país, when God caufed me to wander from my father's houfe, that I faid unto her, This is thy kindness which then halt thew unto me; At every place whither we thall come, fay of me, He is my brother.
Ifaac is born. 17 So Abraham prayed unto God; and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants; and they bare children.
18 For the LORD had an cloted up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, becaufe of Sarah Abrahani's wife.
14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and men-fervants, and women-fervants, and gave them unto Abraham, and reftored him Sarah his wife.
2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a fon in his old age, at the fet time of which God had spoken to him.
3 And Abraham called the name of his fun that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, faze.
4 And Abraham circumeifed his fon Ifaac, being eight days old, as God had commandcd him.
5 And Abraham was an hundred years old when his fon faac was torn unto him.
6And Sarah faid, God hath made me to laugh, fo that all that bear will laugh with me.
7 And the faid, Who would have faid unto Abraham, that Sarah thould have given chil dren fuck? for I have born bim a fon in his old age.
8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great reaft the fame day
that Ifaac was weaned.
15 And Abimelech faid, Behold, my land is Letore thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee. 16 And unto Sarah he faid, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of ilver; behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes unto all that are with thee, and with all. order: thus the was reproved.
12And God faid unto Abraham, I et it not be grievous in thy night becaufe of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath faid unto thee hearken unto her voice: for in Ifaac fhall thy feed be cailed.
13 And alfo of the fon of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy feed.
14 And Abraam rofe up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, (putting it on her fhoulder,) and the child, and fent her away: and the departed, and wandered in the wildernets of Beer-theba.
15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and the cart the child under one of the
1 And he went, and fat her down over againft him a good way off, as it were a bowthot: for the laid, et me not fee the death of the child. And the fat over against him, and lifted up her voice, and wept.
17 And God heard the voice of the lad: and the angel or God called to Hagar cut of heaven, and faid unto her, what aileth thee, Hagar? tear not: for God hach heard the voice of the lad where he is.
18 Arife, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand: for I will make him a great nation.
1) And God opened her eyes, and the faw a well of water; and the went and bottle with water, and gave the la
20 And God was with the lad
Abraham offereth Ifaac.
grew, and dwelt in the wildernefs, and became an archer.
21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
22 And it came to pafs at that time, that Abimelech, and Phichol the chief cap. tain of his hoft, fpake unto Abraham, faying, God is with thee in all that thou doeft.
23 Now therefore, fwear unto me here by God, that thou wilt not deal talfely with me, nor with my fon, nor with my fon's fon: but according to the kindnefs that I have done unto thee thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou haft fojourned.
24 And Abraham faid, I will fwear.
25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech becaufe of a well of water, which Abimelech's fervants had violently taken away.
26 And Abimelech faid, wot not who hath done this thing: neither didft thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it but to-day.
27 And Abraham took theep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech and both of them made a covenant.
28 And Abraham fet feven ewe-lambs of the flock by themselves.
29 And Abimelech faid unto Abraham, What mean these feven ewe-lambs which thou haft fet by themselves?
30 And he faid, For thefe feven ewe-lambs fhalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witnefs unto me that I have digged this well.
31 Wherefore he called that place Beerfheba; because there they fware both of them. 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beerfeba: then Abimelech rofe up, and Phichol the chief captain of his hot, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beerfheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.
34 And Abraham Tojourned in the Philiftines land many days.
1 Abraham, offering Ifaac, 11 is flayed by an angel; 15 he is blefed again. 20 The gecration of Nabor unto Rebekah.
ND it came to pafs after thefe things, that God did tempt Abraham, and faid unto him, Abraham. And he faid, Behold, bere I am.
Sarah's age and dea ther, and faid, My father. And he faid, i am I, my fon. And he faid, Behold the and the wood: but where is the lamb f burnt-offering?
8 And Abraham faid, My fon, God 1: provide himfelt a lamb for a burnt-offeri fo they went both of them together.
9 And they came to the place which C had told him of; and Abraham built an tar there, and laid the wood in order; a r bound Ifaac his fon, and laid him on t altar upon the wood.
10 And Abraham ftretched forth his han and took the knife to lay his fon.
11 And the angel of the LORD called unt him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abri ham! And he faid, Here am I.
2 And he faid, Take now thy fon, thine only fon Ifaac, whom thou lovett, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
12 And he faid, Lay not thine hand upor the lad, neither do thou any thing uns him for now I know that thou feareft God, seeing thou haft not withheld thy fon, thine only fon, from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burat-offering in the ftead of his fon.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is faid to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the fecond time,
16 And faid, By myfelt have Ifworn, faith the LORD; for becaufe thou haft done this thing, and haft not withheld thy fon, thine only fon;
17 That in bleifing I will blefs thee, and in multiplying will multiply thy feed as the ftars of the heaven, and as the fand which i upon the fea-fhore; and thy feed thall poffefs the gate of his enemies:
18 And in thy feed thall all the nations of the earth be bleffed; becaufe thou haft obeyed my voice.
19 So Abraham returned unto his young men: and they rofe up, and went together to Beer-theba: and Abrahain dwelt at Beer-theba.
20 And it came to pass, after these things, that it was told Abrahain, faying, Behold, Milcah, the hath alfo born children unto thy brother Nahor;
21 Huz his firit-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
22 And Chefed, and Hazo, and Pildafh, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother. 24 And his concubine, whofe name was Reumah, the bare alfo Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahath, and Maachah. CHAP. XXIII.
3 And Abraham rofe up early in the morning, and faddled his afs, and took wo of his young men with him, and Ifaac his fon; and clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rofe up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted AN up his eyes, and faw the place afar off.
5 And Abraham faid unto his young men, Abide you here with the afs; and I and the lad will go yonder and worthip, and come again to you.
6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering, and laid it upon Ifaac his fon; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
And Ifaac fpake unto Abraham his fa
1 Sarah's age and death. 3 The purchase of Machpelab, 19 where Sarah was buried.
ND Sarah was an hundred and feven and twenty years old: thefe were the years of the life of Sarah..
2 And Sarah died at Kirjath-arba; the fame is Hebron, in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
3 And Abraham stood up from before his
4 I am a stranger and a fojourner with