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23 And Abraham set seven ewe-laints on 13 And Abralon liftinn the fiuck by themselves.

looked, and, beholl. belun him a rain 99 Aud' Abimelech said unto Abraham, caught in a thic'set by liis horns: and AbriiWhat mean these seven ewe-lambs, which hain went and louk tle ram, and offered him thou hast set hy thengelves?

up for a burnt-offering in the stead of bisson. 30 And he said, For these seven ewe-lambs 16 And Abraham called the name of that shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be place Jehovati-jireli : as it is said to this day. a witness unto me that I have digged this well. In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.

31 Wherefore he called that place Beer-she 15 | And the angel ottie LORD calledun. ba; because there they sware both of them. to Abraham out of heaven the second time,

32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer. 16 And said, By myself have I sworn, sheba : then Abimelech rose ap, and Phichol saith the LORD; for because thou hast done the chief captain of his host, and they relurn- this thing, and hast not williheld thy son, ed into the land of the Philistines.

thine only son; 33 1 And Abraham planted a grove in 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, ano Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of in multiplying I will multiply thy reed as the the LORD, the everlasting God.

stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Phili- upon the sea-store ; and thy seed shall posstines' land many days.

sess the gate of bis eneinies: CHAP. XXII.

18 And in thy secd shall all the nations of AND it came to pass after these things hele earth be blessed ; because thou hast ubey unto him, Abraham. “And he said, Beliold, 19 So Abraham returned unto his young here I am.

men; and they rose up, and went together And he said, Take now thy son, thine to Beer-sheba: and Abrabain dwelt at Beer. only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and

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sheba. thee into the land of Moriah ; and offer liir 20 1 And it came to pass after these things, there for a burnt-offering upon one of the that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, mountains which I will lell thee of. Milcah, she hath also born children unto iliy

3 ! And Abraham rose up ear!y in the brother Nahor; morning, and saddled his ass, and took two 21 Huz his first-horn, and Buz his brother, of his young men with him, and Isaac his and Kemuel the father of Sram, son, anel chave the wood for the burnt-offer 22 And Cliesed, and Hazo, and Piklash, ing, and rose up, and went unto the face of and Jillaplı, and Bethuel. which God had told him.

23 And Bethuel begut Rebekah: thiese eight 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted Milcah did bare la Nahor, Abraham's brolber. up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 24 And his coucubine, whose name nous

5 And Ahralam said unto his young men, Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gahe., Abiele ye here with the ass, and I and the and Thahash, and Maachah. Lad ui!l go yonder and worship, and come

CHAP. XXIII. again to you. 6 And Abraham cank tile wood of the AD Sarah was un bundred and seven

anci twenty years uld: these were the burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his years of the life of Sarah. ton; and be took the fire in his hand, and a 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba ; the knife : and they went holl of thein together. same is Hebron in the land of Canaan : ard

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his la- Abraham caine to mourn for Saralı, and to ther, and said, My father: and he said, Here wecp for her. am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire 3! And Abraham stood up from before his and the wood; but where is the lamb for a dead,end spake into the sons of Heth, saying, burnt-offering?

+ I am a stranger and a sojourner with 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will you give me a possession of a burying-place provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offering : with you, that I may bury any dead out of so they went both of them together. my sight.

9 And they came to the place which God *5 And the children of Heth answered nad told him of: and Abraham built an alAbraham, saying unto him, tar there, and laid the wood in order; and 6 Hear us, my lord : thou art a mighty bouni Isaac bis son, and laid him on the al prince among us ; in the choice of our se lar upon the wood.

pulchres bury thy dead: none of us shall 10 And Ab-aliam stretched forth his band, withbold from thee lis sepulchre, but tval and took the knife to slay his son.

thou mayest bury thy dead. 1! | And the angel of the Lore called un 7 And Abrahám sicod up, and bowed him to him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, self to the people of the land, even to the Abraham! and he said, Here am I. children of Heth.

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon 8 And he communed with them, saying, the laut, neither do thou any thing unto him: ir it be your unind that I should hury my for now I know that thon fearest God, seeing dead out of my sight, hear me, and eitrea Ihon hast not withheld they son, thine only for me to Epliron the son of Zóhar, sun, fronine.

9 That he may give me the cave or

Machpelah, which he hath, which is in die 6 And Abraliam said unto himn, Beware end oi nis field: for as much money as it is thou that thou bring not my son thither again. worth he shall give it me, for a possession of 7 The Lord God of heaven, which took a burying-place ainong you.

me from my father's ho'ise, and from the 10 And Ephron dweli ainong the children land of my kindred, and which spake unto of Heth. And F.phron the Hillite answered nie, and that sware unto ine, saying, Unto Abrahain in the audience of the children of thy seed will I give this land; he shall send Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a his city, saying,

wise unto my son from thence. 11 Nay, my lord, Hear me: the field give 8 And if the woman will not he willing to I thce, and the cave that is therein, I give it follow thee, then thou shalt be clear froin ibis thee; in the presence of the scris of my my oath: only bring not my son thither again. people give l ii thee: bury thy dead. 9 And the servanı pın his hand under the

12 And Abraham bowed down himself thigh of Abraham his inaster, and sware to before the people of the land.

him concerning that matter. 13 And he spake unto Ephron, i.: the au 10 | And the servant took ten camels, of dience of the people of the land, saying, But the camels of liis master, and deported; (for if thou will give it, I pray thee, hear me: all the goods of his master ivere in his I will give thee money for the field; take it hand ;) and he arose, and went lo Mesopise of me, aud I will bury my dead there. lamia, unto the city of Nahor.

14 And Ephron answered Abral;am, say. 11 And he made his camels to kneel down ing unto him,

without the city by a well of water, at the 15 My lord, hearken unto me: the iard time of the evening, eren the time that wois worth four hundred shekels of silver, what men go out to draw waler. is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore 12°1 And he said, O LORD God of my thy dead.

master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good 16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; speed this day, and shew kindness unto my and Abrabain weighed to Ephron the silver, niaster Abraham. which he had named in the audience of the 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of wabons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silve:, ter; and the daughters of the men of the current money with the merchant.

city conie oul lo diaw water: 17 And the field of Ephron, which was 14 And let it come to pass, that the damsc! in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the to whom I shall say, Let clown thy pitcher, field, and the cave which was therein, and I pray thee, that I inay drink; and she shali all the trees that were in the field, thai were say, Drink; and I will give thy camels in all the borders round about, were made drink also: let the sitme be she that thou

hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and 13 Unto Abraham for a possession, in the thereby shall I know ihat thou hast shiewed presence of the children of Heth, before all kindness unto my master. that went in at the gate of his city..

15 | And it came to pass, before he had 19 F And after this, Abraham buried Sarah donc speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came his wife in the cave of the field of Machpe- out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, lah, before Mamre: the sarne is Hebron in the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with the land of Canaan.

her pitcher upon her shoulder. 20 Aad the field, and the cave that is there 16 And the damsel wus very fair to look in, were made sure unto Abraham, for a pos- upon, a virgin; neither biad any man known session of a burying-place, by the sons or her: and she went down to the well, and Heth,

filled her pitcher, and came up. CHAP. XXIV.

17 And the servant ran to meet her, and ND Abraham was old, and well stricken said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little wa Abrahain in all things.

18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and 2 And Abraham sa d unto his eldest servant she hasied, and let down her pircher upop of his house, that ruled over all that he had, her hand, and gave him drink. Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh; 19 And when she had done giving hiin

3' And I will make shee swear by the drink, she said, I will draw witer for thy LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of camels also, until they have done drinking. the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife un-. 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher to my son of the daughters of the Canaan- into the trough, and ran again unto the well iles, among whom I uwe':

to draw water, and drew for all his camels. * But thou shalt go unto my country, and 21 And the man, wondering at her, held to my kindred, and take a wiso unió my his peace, to wit whether the Lord bad son Isaac.

made his journey prosperous or not. 5 And the servant said unto him, Perad 22 11 And it came io pass, as the camels vepture the woman will not be willing to nad done drinking, that the man took a gol. follow me unto this land: must I nceds bring den ear-ring of half a shekel weight, and thy son again unto the land from whence wo bracelets for her hands of tcu shekels diou cainest ?

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3 And aid, Whose daughter art thou ? it now thou de prosper my way which I go: bell me, I pray thee. Is there room in thy 43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; father's house for us to lodge in ?

and it shall come to pass, that when the vir. 31 And she said unto him, I am the daug!-gia cometh furth to draw woater, and I say ter of Bethuel tie son of Milcalı, which she jin her, Give ine, I pray thee, a little water bare unto Nahor.

of thy pitcher to drink 95 She said, moreover, moto him, We 44 And she say to me, Bosh drink thou, have both straw and provender enough, and and I will also draw for thy camels : let the room to lodge in.

sarne be the woman whom the LORD halb $ And the man bowed down his bead, appointed out for my master's sou. and worshipped the LORD.

45 And before I had done speaking in 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God mine neart, Benold, Rebekah came forth my mister Abraliam, who hath not left with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she destiinte my master of his mercy and his went down unto the well, and drew water ; truth : I bring in the way, the Lord led me and I said unto lier, Let me drink, I pray to the house of my master's brethren.

thee. 23 And the damsel ran, and told them on 46 And she inade haste, and let down her ber mother's house these things.

pitcher from her shoulikr, and said, Drink 99 And Rebekah liad a brother, and and I will give this cannels drink also : so I his naine wus Laban: and Laban ran out drank, and she made the camels drink also. unto the man, unto the well,

47 And I asked her, and said, W'bose 3). And it came to pass, when he saw the daughter art tou? And she said, The daughiear-ring, and bracelets upon his sister's ter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah hands, and when he heard the words of Re- bare unto him : and I put the ear-ring upon bekali his sister, saying, Thus spake the man her face, and the bracelets upon her hands. anto me, that he came unto the man; and, 43 And I bowed down my head, and worbehold, he stood by the camels at the well. shipped the Lord, and tlessed the LORD

31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of God of my master Abrahain, which had led the LORD; wherefore standest thou without ?me in the right way, to take my master'a for I have prepared the house, and room for brother's daugiter unto his son. the camels.

49 And now, if ye will deal kindly and 3? And the man came into the house: truly with my master, tell me: and if not, and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw tell me ; that I may turn to the right hand, and provender for the camels, and water to or to the left. wash his feet, and the men's feet that were 50 1 Then Laban and Bethuel answered with him.

and said, The thing proceedeth from the 33. And there was set meat before him to LORD; we cannot speak unto thee bad or at: but he said, I will not eat, until I have good. wold mine errand. And he said, Speak on. 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, tako 341 And he said, I am Abraham's servant.her, and go, and let her be thy master's

35 And the LORD hath blessed my master son's wise, as the LORD liath spoken. greatly, and he is become great: and we hath. 52 And it canie to pass, that, when Abra given him flocks and herds, and silver and ham's servant heard their words, he worelio. gold, and men-servants, and maid-servants, ped the I. URD, bowing himself to the earta. and camels, and asses.

53 And the servant brought forth jewels of 36 And Sarah, my master's wife, hare a silver, and jewels of gold, and ruiment, and son to my master when she was old ; and un- gave them to Rebekah : le gave also to her to him hath he given all that he hath. brother and to her mother precious things.

37_And my master made me swear, say 54 And they did eat and drink, he and the ing, Thou shalt not take a wife lo my son of men that roere with him, and tairied all the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose night: and they rose up in the morning; laod I dwell:

and he said, Send me away unto my master 33 But thou shalt go unto my father's 55 And her brother and ber mother said, brruse, and to my kindred, and take a wife Let the damsel abide with us a few days, aí anto my son.

the least ten; after that she shall go. 39 And I said unto my master, Perad 56 And he said unto them, Hinder ine nch, enture the woman will not follow me. seeing the LORD hath prospered my way;

40 And he said unto me, The Lord, be- send me away, that I may go to my master fore whom I walk, will send his angel with 57 And they said, We will call the damsel, thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt and enquire at her mouth. take a wife for my son of my kindred, and 53 And they called Rebekah, and said of my father's house.

unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And 41 Then shalt thou be clear from this my she said, I will go. oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and 59 And they sent away Rebekah their sis. if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear ter, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, from my oath.

and his men. 42 And I came this day unto the well, and 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto said, O Low God of my master Abraham, her. Thou art our sister i be thou the mother

bajoth; and Kedar,and Adbeel, and Mibsam.I AND there was a famine in the land, le

of thousands of millions, and let thy seed 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Vassa, possess the gate of those which hate them. 15 Hafar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and

61 | Ard Rebekah arose, and her dam- Kedemals. sels, and they rode apon the camels, and tol 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and lowed the man; and the servant look Rebe- these are their names, by their towns, and by kah, and went his way.

their castles ; twelve princes according to 62 11 And Isaac caine from time way of the their nations. well Lahai-roi: for lie dwell in the south 17 And these are the years of the life of country.

Ishmael, an hun:lred and thirty and seven 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the years: and he gưe up the ghost, and died, held at the even-tide; and be lifted up his and was gathered unto liis people. e;es, and saw, and, behuld, the camels were 18 And they dwelt from Havilali unte coming.

Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest lo64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes; and ward Assyria : and he died in the presence wher, she saw Isaac, she lighied offthe camel. of all his brethren.

65 For she had said unto the servant, 19 9 And these are the generations of What man is this that walketh in the field Isaac, Abrahams' son: Abraham begat Isaac. to ineet us? And tie servant had said, It is 19 Avil Isaac was forty years old when he my master : therefore she louk a vail, and took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Becovered herself.

thuel the Syrian of Padan aram, the sister to 66 And the servant told Isaac all things Laban the Syrian. thint he had done.

211 And Isaac entreated the Lord for his 67 And Isaac brought her into his mother wife, because she was barren: and the LORD Sarah's tent, and took Rehekalt, and she be was enireated of him, and Rebekah his wife came his wife ; and he loved her : and Isaac conceived. was comforted after his mother's death. 22 And the children struggled toge!lier CHAP. XXV.

within her: and she said, If it he so, why am I The Namaina haluami took a wise, and these and she went to inquire of the Lord. 2 And she bare bim Zimrani. anil Joksban. tionsare in womb.andino manner of peoAnd Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and ple shaii be separated from thy bowels; and Shuah.

the ore people shall be stronger than !he other 3 And Jokshan begat Sheha and Dedan. people; and the elder shall serve the younger. And the sons of Dedan were åxsiiurim, and 24 1 And when her days to be delivered Letushim, and Leunmim.

were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her 4 And the sons of Midian ; Ephah, and womh. Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidali, and El 25 And the first came out red, all over like daah. All these were thechildren of Kelurah. an hairy gament; and they called his name

5 ! And Abraham gave all that he had Esau. unto Isaac,

26 And after that came his brother out, 6 Bait unto the sons of the concubines, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, lis ninne wis called Jacob: and Isaac uus and sent them away from Isaac his son (while tireescore years old when she bare them. he yet lived) eastward unto the east country. 27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a

1 f And these are the days of the years of cunning hunter, a man of the field; and JaAbraham's life which he lived, an hundred cob was a plain man, dwelling in lents. threescore and fifteen years.

29 And İsaac loved Esau, because lie did 3 Then Ahraham gave up the ghost, and eat of his venison; but helekab loved Jacob died ir a good old age, an old man, and fully y! And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau of yeurs; and was gathered to liis people. came from the field, and lie was saint.

g And his sons Isaac and Ishmael b:iried 30 And Esau saidto Jacob, Feed me, I pray him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of tree, witu that same red pottige; for I am Epliron the son of Zohar the Hiuile, which saint: therefore was his name called Edom. is before Maire ;

3i And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy 10 The field which Abraliani purchased birthrighit. of the sons of Heth : there was 'Abruhan. 3. Ånd Esau said, Behold, I am at the buried, and Sarah liis wife.

point to die ; and whai profit shall this birth 11 Anlit came to pass, after the death right do to me? of Abrahain, that God blessed his son Isaac: 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day : and Isaac dweit hy the well Lahai-roi. and be sware unto him: and he sold his

12 11 Now these are the generations of Ish- birthright unto Jacob. muel, Abrahain's son, whoin Hugur the 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pot. Egyptian, Suruli's handmaid, bare unto lage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, Abrabain.

and rose up, and went his way, Thus Esau 13 And these are the qumes of the suns of despised his birthriglit. Ishmael, by their names, according to their

CHAP. XXVI. generations : The first börn of Ishinael, Ne

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dave of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abi-l 21 And they digged another well, and melech king of the Philistines unio Gerar. strove for that also: and he called the name

2 ! And the LORD appeared unto him, of it Sitnah. and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in 92 And ire removed from thence, and digthe land which I shall tell thee of.

ged another well; and for that they strove 3 Sojourn in this land; and I will be with not: and he called the nume of it Rehoboth; thee, and will bless thee: for unto thee, and and he said, For now the LORD hath made anto thy seed, I will give all these countries; room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the and I will perforin ihe oath which I sware land. unto Abraham thy father :

23 1 And he went up from thence to Beer4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as sheba. the Tars of heaven, and will give unto thy; 24 And the LORD appeared 1710 him the ved all these countries, and in thy seed same night, and said, I am the God of Abradiau all the nations of the earth be blessed; ham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee,

5 Because that Abraham obeyed iny voice, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed, and kept my charge, my coinmandments, for my servant Abraham's sake. my statutes, and my laws.

25 And he builded an altar there, and call61 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar,

ed upon tie name of the Lord, and pitched 7 And the men of the place asked him of his tent there: and tliere Isaac's servants dig. his wife; and he said, She is my sister : forged a well. he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said 26 Then Abimelech went to bim, from ne, the men of the place should kill me for Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon. Phicho! the chief captain of his anny.

8 And it came to pass, when he had been 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wlierefore there a long time, that Abimelech king offcome ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have the Philistines looked out at a window, and sent me away from you? raw, and, beliold, Isaac was sporting willi 28 And they said, We saw certainly that Rebekah his wise.

the Lord was with thee: and we said, Let 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, there be now an oath betwixt us, even veBehold, of a surely she is thy wife; and how twixt us and thee, and let us make a covesaidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said nant with thee; anto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her. 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we

10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou have not touched thee, and as we have done hast done unto us? one of the people might unto thee nothing but good, and have sent lightly have lien with thy wise, and thou thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. of the Lord.

11 And Abimelech charged all his people, 30 And he made them a feast, and they saying, He that toucheth this man, or his did eat and drink. wife, shall surely be put to death..

31 And they rose up betimes in the morn12 ? Then Isaac Sowed in that land, and ling, and sware one to another: and Isaac received in the same year an hundred-fold; sent them away, and they departed from liian and the Lord blessed him.

in peace. 13 And the man waxed great, and went for. 32 And it came to pass the same day, that ward, and grew, until he hecaine very great. Isaac's servants came and told himn concern

14 For he had possession of Rocks, and sing the well which they had digged, and said possession of hierds, and great store of ser- unto him, We have found water. cants: and the Philistines envied him. 33 And he called it Shebah : therefore the

15 For all the wells which his father's ser- name of the city is Beer-sheba upto this day. vants had digged in the days of Abraham his 34 1 And Esau was forty years old when fainer, the Philistines had stopped them, and he took to wile Judith the daughter of Beeri filled them with earth.

the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughler of 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from Elon the Hittite; us; for thou art much mightier than we. 35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac

17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitch- and to Rebekah. ed his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwell

CHAP. XXVII. there. 18 1 And Isaac digged again the wells od AND it came to pass, that when Isaac wer

old, and his eyes were dim, so that he water, which they had digged in the days of could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, Abraham his father; for the Philistines had and said unto liim, My son. And he said unHopped them after the death of Abraham to him, Behold, here am I. and he called their names after the names by 2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I which his father liad called them,

know not the day of my death. 19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, why and found there a well of springing water, weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go

20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive out to the field, and take me some venison; with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is. 4 And make me savoury meat, such as I ours: and he called the name of ite well love, and bring it to ine, that I may eat; that

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