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11 And the Thing was very grievous in Abraham's Sight, because of his Son.
12 And GOD faid unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous. in thy Sight, because of the Lad, and because of thy Bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath faid unto thee, hearken unto her Voice for in ISAAC fhall thy Seed be CALLED.
13 And also of the Son of the Bond-woman will I make a Nation, because he is thy SEED.
14 And Abraham rofe up early in the Morning, and took Bread, and a Bottle of Water, and gave it unto Hagar (putting it on her Shoulder) and the Child, and fent her away; and the departed, and wandred in the Wilderness of Beerfheba.
15 And the Water was spent in the Bottle, and fhe caft the Child under one of the Shrubs.
16 And she went, and fat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a Bow-fhot: for the faid, Let me not fee the Death of the Child. And fhe fat over against him, and lift up her Voice, and wept.
17 And GOD heard the Voice of the Lad: And the ANGEL of GOD called to Hagar out of HEAVEN, and faid unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for GoD bath 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.
19 And GoD opened her Eyes, and fhe faw a Well of Water and she went, and filled the Bottle with Water, and gave the Lad Drink.
20 And GOD was with the Lad, and he grew, and dwelt in the Wilderness, 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.
CHA P. XXII.
1 Abraham offering Ifaac, 11 is ftayed by an Angel: 15 He is blefed again. 20 The Generation of Nahor to Rebekah. Ver. 1
ND it came to pafs after these Things, that God did TEMPT Abraham, and said unto him,
Heb. xi. 17 By FAITH ABRAHAM when he was TRIED, offered up ISAAC: and he that had received the PRO
MISES, OFFERED up his only begotten
Abraham. And he faid, Behold, here am I.
2 And he faid, Take now thy SoN, thine only Son Ifaac, whom thou LOVEST, 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.
22 Seeft thou how FAITH WROUGHT with his WORKS, and by Works was FAITH made PERFECT?
23 And the Scripture was fulfilled
which faith, ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, and it was IMPUTED unto him for RIGHTEOUSNESS: and he was called
the FRIEND of GOD.
3 And Abraham rofe up early in the Morning, and faddled his Afs, and took two of his young Men with him, and Ifaac his Son; and clave the Wood for the Burntoffering, and rofe up, and went unto the Place of which GOD had told him.
4 Then on the THIRD Day Abraham lift 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 worship, and come again to you.
6 And Abraham took the Wood of the Burnt-offering, and laid it upon Ifaac his Son; and he took the Fire in his Hand, and a Knife and they went both of them together.
7 And Ifaac fpake unto Abraham his Father, and faid, My Father and he faid, Here am I, my Son. And he faid, Behold, the Fire and the Wood: but where is the LAMB for a Burnt-offering?
8 Abraham faid, My Son, GoD will PROVIDE himself a LAMB for a Burnt-offering: fo they went both of them together.
9. And they came to the Place which God had told him of, and Abraham built an Altar there, and laid the Wood in Order; and BOUND Ifaac his Son, and laid him on the Altar upon the Wood.
10 And Abraham STRETCHED forth his Hand, and took the KNIFE to SLAY his Son.
11 And the ANGEL of the LORD called of Heaven, and faid, Abraham, Abraham. Here am I.
unto him out
And he faid,
12 And he faid, Lay not thine Hand upon the Lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou feareft GOD, feeing thou haft not WITHHELD thy Son, thine ONLY SON 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 Burnt-offering, in the STEAD of his Son.
14 And Abraham had 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 s And faid, By MY SELF have I swORN, faith the LORD, because thou haft done this Thing, and haft not withheld thy Son, thine ONLY SON.
17 That in BLESSING I will BLESS THEE, and in multiplying I will multiply thy Seed as the Stars of the Heaven, and as the Sand which is upon the Sea-fhore; and thy Seed fhall poffefs the Gate of his Enemies.
18 And in thy SEED fhall all the NATIONS of the Earth be BLESSED: because thou haft OBEYED my VOICE.
19 So Abraham returned unto his young Men, and they rofe up, and went together to Beer-fheba, and Abraham dwelt at Beer-fheba.
14 Saying, Surely BLESSING I will multiply thee. BLESS thee, and multiplying, I will
15 And fo after he had PATIENTLY endured, he obtained the PROMISE.
16 For Men verily swEAR by the
greater and an Oath for Confirmation is to them and END of all STRIFE.
17 Wherein GOD WILLING more abundantly to fhew unto the HEIRS Of PROMISE the IMMUTABILITY of his COUNSEL, confirmed it by an OATH.
18 That by TWO IMMUTABLE Things in which it was impoffible for GOD to LIE, we might have a STRONG CONSOLATION, who have fled for Refuge to lay hold upon the HOPE fet before us. 19 Which HOPE we have as an ANCHOR of the Soul both fure and ftedfaft, and which entreth into that within the Vail,
20 Whither the FORERUNNER is for us entred, even JESUS made an HIGH PRIEST for ever after the Order of Melchifedek.
CHA P. XXIII.
Sarah's Age and Death. 3 The Purchafe of Machpelah. 19 Where Sarah was buried.
1 Abraham fweareth his Servant. 10 The Servant's Journey: 12 His Prayer: 14 His Sign. 15 Rebekah meeteth him; 18 fulfilleth his Sign; 22 receiveth Jewels; 23 Sheweth her Kindred; 25 and inviteth him home. 26 The Servant bleffeth GOD. 29 Laban entertaineth him. 34 The Servant fheweth his Meffage: 50 Laban and Bethuel approve it. 58 Rebekah confenteth to go. 62 Ifaac meeteth her.
CHA P. XXV.
The Sons of Abraham by Keturah: 5 The Divifion of his Goods: His Age and Death: 9 His Burial. 7 12 The Generations of Ishmael: 17 His Age and Death. 21 Isaac prayeth for Rebekah being barren : 22 The Children firive in her Womb. 24 The Birth of Efau and Jacob: 27 Their Difference. 29 Efau felleth his Birthright.
ND these are the Days of the Years of Abraham's
and FIFTEEN Years.
8 Then Abraham gave up the Ghost, and died in a good old Age, an old Man, and full of Years; and was gathered to his People.
19 And these are the Generations of Ifaac Abraham's Son Abraham begat Ifaac.
20 And Ifaac was forty Years old when he took Rebekah to Wife, the Daughter of Bethuel the Syrian, of Padanaram, the Sifter to Laban the Syrian.
21 And Ifaac intreated the LORD for his Wife, because fhe was barren : and the LORD was INTREATED of him, and Rebekah his Wife conceived.
25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy Garment and they called his Name Efau.
26 And after that came his Brother out, and his Hand took hold on Efau's Heel; and his Name was called Jacob: and Ifaac was three score Years old when she bare them.
27 And the Boys grew and Efau was a cunning Hunter, a Man of the Field; and Jacob was a plain Man dwelling in Tents.
28 And Ifaac loved Efau, because he did eat of his VeAifon but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29' And Jacob fod Pottage: and Efau came from the Field, and he was faint.
30 And Efau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that fame red Pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his Name called Edom.
31 And Jacob faid, Sell me this Day thy Birth-right. 32 And Efau faid, Behold, I am at the Point to die and what PROFIT fhall this BIRTH-RIGHT do to me?
u Heb. xii. 15 Looking diligently left any Man FAIL of the GRACE of GOD.
16 Left there be any Fornicator or PROPHANE PERSON as ESAU, who for ONE MORSEL of Meat fold his BIRTHRIGHT.
33 And Jacob faid, Swear to me this Day, and he fware unto him: and he fold his Birth-right unto Jacob.
34 Then Jacob gave Efau Bread and Pottage of Lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rofe up, and went his way: thus Efau defpifed his Birth-right.