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9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me, for a possession of a ..". among you. 10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gates of his city, saying, 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people §. I it thee: bury thy dead. 13 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land. 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt ão: it, I pray thee, hear me : I will give money for the field: take it of me, and I will bury my 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 audience 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 rvas therein, and all the trees that overe 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. . 20 And the field, and the cave that is therein were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying-place, by the sons of Heth. CHAP. XXIV. 1 Möraham sendeth his servant to get a avife for his son Isaac. 58 He obtains Rebekah. 62 Isaac meeteth her. ND Abraham was old and well stricken in age : and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh : 3 And I will make thee swear by the LoRD, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I dwell :
4. But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac. 5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy, son again unto the land from whence thou camest ? 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou, that thou bring not my son thither again. 7 * The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I É. this land: he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence. 8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my 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 o of his master were in his hands:) and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. 11 And he made his camels to knee!
thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I ma
drink; and she shall say, Drink, and will give thy camels drink also : let th same be she that thou hast appointed fo thy servant Isaac ; and thereby shall know that thou hast shewed kindness ur. to my master. 15 || And it came to pass before he ha done speaking, that "behold, Rebeka came out, who was born to Bethuel sc of Milcah, the wife of Nahor Abraham one, with her pitcher upon her shou ci". 16 And the damsel ovas very fair look upon, a virgin, neither had at man known her ; and she went dow to the well, and filled her pitcher, at came up. 17 And the servant ran to meet he and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a li tle water of thy pitcher. 18 And she said, Drink, my lord. At Ia&n's hoofitality. the hasted, andleto'own other upon her hand, and gave him drink. 19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water forthy camelsalso, until they have done drinking. 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw ovater, and drew for all his camels. : And theman, wondering at her, held his , to wit whether the Lond had made his journey prosperous, or not. 2 And it came to pass as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden ear-ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of . ; 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? to me, I pray thee: is there roomi in thy father's house for us to lodge in 2 24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter ti 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 LoR D. 27 Andhesaid, Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destore 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. 3' And Rebekah had a brother, and *mme tas Laban: and Laban ran out to the man, unto the well. 30 And it came to pass when he saw tear-ring and bracelets upon his sister's hues, and when he heard the words of his sister, saying, Thus spake the ran unto me; that he came unto the **, 3rd behold, he stood by the camtis at the well. St And he said, Come in, thou blessed * the Lord, wherefore standest thou *hat? for I have prepared the house, *don for the camels. 3: "And the man came into the house: on be ungirded his camels, and gave ** and provender for the camels, and *orth wash his feet, and the men's fect * Ere with him. • And there was set meat before him to * otheseid, I will not eat, until I have " *-e errand. And he said, Speak on. * the said, I am Abraham's servant. of the LoR phath blessed my mas***, and he is become great: and * * given him flocks, and herds, and ** –al gold, and men-servants, and **ran's, and camels, and asses. * And Sarah my master's wife bare a ony master when she was old: and **in hati, he given all that he hath.
Chap. xxiv. The servant sheveth his message. 25
37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell : 38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son. 39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me. 40 And he said unto me, The Lord before whom I walk, will send his angei with thee, and p rthy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house. 41 Then sbalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred ; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath. 42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go: 43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I J. thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink; 44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the Lorn hath appointed out for my master's son. 45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee. , 46And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, .. and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also. 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him : and I put the ear-ring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands. 48. And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the Lor D, and blessed the LoRD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son. 49 And now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left. 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered, and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD : we cannot speak unto thee bad
or good. 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the Lor Džhath spoken. 52 And it came to pass, that when Abraham's servant heard their words, he 26 Isaac meeteth Rebekah.
worshipped the Lord, bowing himself to the eartli. 53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah : he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious o: 54 And they did eat and drink, he and the men that overe with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Sendme away untomy master. 55 And her brotherand her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go. 56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the Lord hath prospered my way: send me away, that I may go to my master. o 57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth. 58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man 2 And she said, I will go. 59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's serwant, and his men. 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thry seed possess the gate of those which hate them. 61 || And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and
followed the man : and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way. 62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country. 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the even-tide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and behold, the camels overe coming. 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. 65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us 2 And the servant had said, It is my master : therefore she took a veil and covered herself. 66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done. 67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife ; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his moth
er's death. CHAP. XXV. 2 The sons of Abraham by Keturah, 7 His age and death. 24. The birth of Esau and acob. 29 Eau selleth his birth-right. HEN again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ish
...Abraham's age and death.
3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. '4 And the sons of Midian ; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturall. 5's And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. 6 But unto the sons of the concubines which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, (while he yet lived,) eastward, unto the east country. 7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore 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. 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, §§ is before Mamre ; 10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth : there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. 11 *| And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed hisson Isaac: and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. 12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham. 13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebajoth ; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mi')sam, 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, 15. Hadar, and Tema, Jctur, Naphish, and Kedemah : 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations. 17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael; an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people. 18 And they dwelt from Ha'ilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goes toward Assyria; and he died in the pres: ence of all his brethren. 19's And these are the generations of Isa. ac Abraham's son : Abraham begat Isaac 20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter o Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, th sister to Laban the Syrian. 21 And Isaac entreated the Lord fo his wife, because she was barren : an the Lok D was entreated of him, and Re bekah his wife conceived.
bak, and Shuah.
22 And the children struggled togethe
God Alesseth Isaac. CHAP. within her: and she said, If it be so, why an Ithis? And she went to inquire of the LoRD.
23 And the Lord said unto her, Two
of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall kot the younger. 24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins a her womb. 35 And the first came out red, all over Eke an hairy garment: and they called his name Esau. 26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s led; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac to threescore years old when she bare them. 27 Andtheboys grew: and Esau was a Cumming hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob ons a plain man dwelling in tents. 28 Aikllsaackwed Esau, because he did eat of his venison : but Rebekah kited Jacob. 29 AndJacobsod pottage: and Esau tame from the field, and he was faint: 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I o; thee, with that same red flottage ; I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. i And Jacob said, Sell me this day to hith-right. 3. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the on to die: and what profit shall this ‘rā-fight do to me? 3. And Jacob said, Swear to me this o; and he sware unto him : and he sld his birth-right unto Jacob. * Then Jacob gave Esau bread and Pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and to and rose up, and went his way: * Esau despised his birth-right. CHAP. XXVI. 1 Ivor goeth to Gerar. 2 God blesseth on 26 Abimelech's covenant with ** 34 Esau's rvives. ND there was a famine in the land, ** Besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went * Abimelech king of the Philistines o, Gerar. ;And he LoRD appeared unto him; **śl, Go not down into Egypt: dwell ** and which I shall tell thoe of ourn in this land, and I will be with o, and will bless thee: for unto thee, * Hoo thy seed I will give all these ones, and I will perform the oath **1sware unto Abraham thy father; **d I will make thy seed to multiply **sars of heaven, and will give unto **dall these countries: and in thy o all the nations of the earth be *1:
xxvi. Isaac denieth his wife. 27
5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws. 6 || And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: 7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest. said he, the men of the place should kill | me for Rebekah ; because she was fair to look o 8 And it came to pass when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife. 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister 2 and Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her. 10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. 11 And Abimelech charged all his peoFo saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death. 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him: 13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very cat: 14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of serwants: and the Philistines envied him. 15 For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth. 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us : for thou art much mightier than we, | 17 || And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, | and dwelt there. 18 And Isaac o again the wells of water which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham : and he called their names i. i. names by which his father had call lem. 19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. 20 Aud the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him. 21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also ; and he called the name of it Sitnah. 22 And he removed from thence, and
digged another well; and for that they