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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 my roof. 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 Sodom 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 hind 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 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 dwell in place; for the LORD will destroy this city: Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he, and but he seemed as one that mocked unto his two daughters.

his 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 may preserve seed of our father.

16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him; and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

33 And they made their father drink wine that night and the first-born went in,and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when 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 hast magni- arose, and lay with him; and he perceivhed 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 take me, and I die :

36 Thus were both the daughters of 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.


22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come AND Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwell16

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journed in Gerar.

Baae barn-Hagar banished

17 T So Abraham prayed unto God: 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, beby night, and said to him, Behold, thou cause of Sarah, Abraham's wife. art but a dead man, for the woman which


thou hast taken: for she is a man's wife. AND the LORD visited Sarah as he had 4 But Abimelech had not come near said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as ber: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay al- he had spoken. so a righteous nation?

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abra

5 Said he not unto me, She is my sis-ham a son in his old age, at the set time 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 Sarah 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 his son tegrity of thy heart; for I also withheld Isaac, being eight days old, as God had 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. wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray 6 ¶ And Sarah said, God hath made me for thee, and thou shalt live and if thou to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh 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 have borne him 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 made 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 hadborne unto Abrakingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds ham, mocking. anto me that ought not to be done.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, 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 wife's sake.

12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother: and she became my wife.

12 ¶ And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight, because of the lad, and because of thy bond-woman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice: for in Isaac shall thy seed 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 wanvants, 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 her 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. wept.

Abraham 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. nation. 19 And God opened her eyes, and she morning, and saddled his ass, and took saw 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.


3 And Abraham rose up early in the

two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burntoffering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.

4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass, and I 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 host 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 falsely 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 have 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-offer25 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 which 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 orhath done this thing: neither didst thou der; and bound Isaac his son, and laid tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to him on the altar upon the wood. day.

27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech: and both of them made a covenant.

28 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of e flock by themselves.

10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. And he said, Here am I.

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 fhou hast set by themselves? God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy

30 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.

31 Wherefore he called that Beer-sheba; because there they both of them.




caught in a thicket by his horns : Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt-offering in the 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-jireh: 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.

33 And Abraham planted a grove in 15 ¶ And the angel of the LORD called Beer-sheba, and called there on the name unto Abraham out of heaven the second of the LORD, the everlasting God.

34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.


A that God did tempt Abraham, and
ND it came to pass after these things,


16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

17 That in blessing I will bless thee

The death of Surah.


Abraham's charges

and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed give I 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 sons which is upon the sea-shore; and thy seed of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead. shall possess the gate of his enemies; 12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.

18 And in thy seed shall all the nations 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 field take it of me, and I will bury my


20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also borne children unto thy brother Nahor;

21 Huz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,

22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.

24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.


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and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.

2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same 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 dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,

4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you give me a possession of a burying place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,

dead there.

14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,

15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.

16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron, and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the audi ence of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.

17 ¶ And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field and the cave which was therein,

and all were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure

18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.


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ND Abraham was old and well

6 Hear us, my lord; thou art a mighty A stricken, in age, and the LORD had

prince among us in the choice of our blessed Abraham 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. he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under

7 And Abraham stood up and bowed my thigh: himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.

3 And I will make thee swear by the 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 If 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 Ephron the son of Zohar, 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, 9 That he 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 Ephron 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 his city, saying, 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field


7 T The LORD God of heaven, which

The servant meets Rebekah :


Tells his errand. took me from my father's house, and from golden ear-ring, 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 tly shalt take a wife unto my son from father's house for us to lodge in?


8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this mine oath; only bring not my son thither again.

9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

10 And the servant took ten camels, of the camels of his master, and departed; (for all the goods of his master were in his hand ;) and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.

11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water, at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water:

12 ¶ And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.

24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.

25 She said, moreover, unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.

26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren. 28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things. 29 T And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.

30 And it came to pass, when he saw the ear-ring, and bracelets upon his sister's 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 drink; 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 ; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

32 And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and 15 And it came to pass, before he water to wash his feet, and the men's feet had 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 her 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 her and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.


17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.

18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. 35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly, and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and camels, and asses.

36 And Sarah, my master's wife, bare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath. 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, Peradheld 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, 22 And it came to pass, as the camels before whom I walk, will send his angel had done drinking, that the man took al with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou

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