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12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty and curse him that curseth thee: and in the years, and begat Salah. shall all families of the earth be blessed.
13 And Arphaxad lived, after he begat 4¶ So Abram departed, as the LORD had Salah, four hundred and three years, and spoken unto him; and Lot went with him. begat sons and daughters. and Abram was seventy and five years old
14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat when he departed out of Haran. Eber. 5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lo 15 And Salah lived, after he begat Eber, his brother's son, and all their substance that four hundred and three years, and begat they had gathered, and the souls that they sons and daughters. had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg..
17 And Eber lived, after he begat Peleg, four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the
18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and be-land. gat Reu.
19 And Peleg lived, after he begat Reu, two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
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
7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east; and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.
9 And Abram journeyed, going on still to.
24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah.
25 And Nahor lived, after he begat Terah, an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
10 ¶ And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall 27 Now these are the generations of say, This is his wife; and they will kill me, Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and but they will save thee alive. Haran; and Haran begat Lot. 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: 28 And Haran died before his father Te-that it may be well with me for thy sake, rab in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the and my soul shall live because of thee. Chaldees. 14 And it came to pass, that, when 29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: Abram was come into Egypt, the Egypthe name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and tians beheld the woman, that she was very the name of Nahor's wife Milcah, the daugh-fair.
ter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the 15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw father of Iscah. her, and commended her before Pharaoh : 50 But Sarai was barren; she had no child. and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's 31 ¶ And Terah took Abram his son, and house.
Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai 16 And he entreated Abram well for her his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and heand they went forth with them from Ur asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, of the Chaldees, to go into the land of and she-asses, and camels. Canaan: and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.
NOW the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues, because of Sarni, Abram's 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?
19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, thy way. and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him and they sent him away, and 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, bis wife and all that he had.
ND Abram went up out of Egypt, he, dal king of nations;
Lot with him, into the south.
3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai;
4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
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 they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
7 And there was a strife between the berdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen . of Lot's cattle. And the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelt then in the land.
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.
Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and 'T'i
12 Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan; and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
13 But the men of Sodom were wicked, and sinners before the LORD exceedingly
14¶ And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
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.
2 That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.
3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sen.
8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, (the same is Zoar,) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim;
9 Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
9. With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.
10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slime-pits; and the kings of Sodom and Go
10% And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well wa-morrah fled, and fell there; and they that retered every where, before the LORD destroy-mained fled to the mountain.
4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth-Kar. naim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shavel-Kiriathaim,
6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness.
7 And they returned and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar.
ed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden 11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.
of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.,
11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jor- 12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's dan; and Lot journeyed east: and they son, (who dwelt in Sodom,) and his goods, separated themselves the one from the
13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.
17 Arise, walk through the land, in the length of it, and in the breadth of it: for will give it unto 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 LORD.
14 T And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.
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, and the women also, and the people.
17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him, (after his return from the slaughIter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him,) at the valley of Shavel, which is the king's dale.
18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine; and he was the priest of the most high God,"
19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed Abram of the most high God, possessor F
AND it came to pass, in the days of Ambe
16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
20 Ard blessed be the most high God, which nath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. 21 And the king of Sodom said unto 17 And it came to pass, that when the Abram, Give me the persons, and take the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a goods to thyself. smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, passed between those pieces. I have lifted up mine hand unto the LORD, 13 In that same day the LORD made a cothe most high God, the possessor of heaven venant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed and earth, have I given this land, from the river of Egypt 23 That I will not take from a thread even unto the great river, the river Euphrates: to a shoe-latchet, and that I will not take any
19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and
thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, the Kadmonites, I have made Abram rich:
20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites,
24 Save only that which the young men and the Rephaims, have eaten, and the portion of the men which 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites. let them take their portion. CHAP. XV.
AFTER these things the word of the Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no
LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my 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.
children and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. 3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, 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 she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
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 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the be upon thee: I have given my maid into stars, if thou be able to number them. And thy bosom, and when she saw that she had he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.
6¶ 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?
9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.
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.
11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases Abram drove them away.
121 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.
13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years:
14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge; and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
15 And thou shalt goto thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
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 thy mistress, and submit thyself
under her hands.
10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
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.
12 And he will be a wiid man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him: and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
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 me?
14 Wherefore the well was called Beer-laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child lahai-roi: behold, it is between Kadesh and be born unto him that is an hundred years Bered. old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years and old, bear?
13 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
ND when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God:| walk before me, and be thou perfect.
20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold. I have blessed him, and will make
2 And I will make my covenant between him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedme and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly: twelve princes shall he beget; and ingly. I will make him a great nation.
3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
2. And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.
23 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 the men of Abraham's house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the self-same day, as God had said unto him.
15 And Hagar bare Abram a son Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram. CHAP. XVII.
5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall 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 shall come out of thee.
7 And I will establish my covenant be- 24 And Abraham was ninety years old tween me and thee, and thy seed after thee, and nine when he was circumcised in the in their generations, for an everlasting cove-flesh of his foreskin. nant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years after thee. old when he was circumcised in the flesh of 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy his foreskin.
seed after thee the land wherein thou art a 26 In the self-same day was Abraham cir. stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an ever-cumcised, and Ishmael his son; lasting possession; and I will be their God. .7 And all the men of his house, born in 91 And God said unto Abraham, Thou the house, and bought with money of the shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and stranger, were circumcised with him. thy seed after thee, in their generations.
10 This is my covenant, which ye keep, between me and you, and thy seed after thee; Every man-child among you shall be circumcised.
AND the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent-door in the heat of the day;
2 And he lifted up his eyes, and looked, 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of and lo, three men stood by him: and when your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the he saw them, he ran to meet them from the covenant betwixt me and you. tent-door, and bowed himself toward the
12 And he that is eight days old shall be ground,
circumcised among you, every man-child in 3 And said,My Lord, if now I have found your generations; he that is born in the favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray house, or bought with money of any stran-thee, from thy servant: ger, which is not of thy seed.
4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetch
13 He that is born in thy house, and heled, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves that is bought with thy money, must needs under the tree; be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and your flesh for an everlasting covenant. comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall
14 And the uncircumcised man-child, pass on: for therefore are ye come to your whose flesh of his foreskin is not circum-servant. And they said, So do, as thou bast cised, that soul shall be cut off from his said. people; he hath broken my covenant.
6 And Abraham hastened into the tent
151 And God said unto Abraham, As for anto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name three measures of fine meal, knead it, and Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. make cakes upon the hearth.
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.
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.
8 And he took butter and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set
17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and
them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
9¶ 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 29 And he spake unto him yet again, and unto thee according to the time of life; said, Peradventure there shall be forty found and lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. there. And he said, I will not do it for And Sarah heard it in the tent-door, which forty's sake. was behind him.
30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and LORD be angry, and I will speak: Perad well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with venture there shall thirty be found there. Sarah after the manner of women. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty
12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, there. saying, After am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
13 And the LORD said unto Abraham. Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying. Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? sake.
14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? 32 And he said, Oh, let not the LORD be At the time appointed I will return unto angry, and I will speak yet but this once: thee, according to the time of life, and Peradventure ten shall be found there. And Sarah shall have a son. he said, I 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.
15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not: for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
16 And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them, to bring them on the way.
179 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
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
AND there came two angels to Sodom at
even; and Lot sat the gate of Sodom: and Lot, seeing them, rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground:
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
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.
do justice and judgment; that the LORD may 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and bring upon Abraham that which he hath they turned in unto him, and entered into his spoken of him. house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat
20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great and because their sin is very grievous,
21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the ery of it, which is come unto me, and if not, I will know.
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 said unto him, Where are the men which came in to
22 And the men turned their faces from thee this night? bring them out unto us, thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abra-that we may know them. ham stood vet before the LORD.
6 And Lot went out at the door unto
23¶ And Abraham drew near and said, them, and shut the door after him, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:
7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray
21 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to that are therein? them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
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 9 And they said, Stand back. And they wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not said again, This one fellow came in to sothe Judge of all the earth do right? journ, and he will needs be a judge: now 26 And the LORD sara, If I find in Sodom will we deal worse with thee than with them. fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
And they pressed sore upon the man, even
10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and elut to the door.