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C H A P, XI. One Language in the World. 3 The building of Babel. 5 Tbe Confufon of Tongues. 10 The Generations of Shem, The Generations of I erah, the Father of Abram. '31 Terah goeth from Ur to Haran.
Ver, 1 AND the whole Earth was of one Language, and
A of one Speech. 2 And it came to pass as they journeyed from the East, that they found a Plain in the Land of Shinar ; and they dwelt there.
And they said one to another, Go to, let us make Brick, and burn them throughly. And they had Brick for Stone, and Slime had they for Morter.
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a City and a Tower, whose Top may reach unto Heaven, and let us make us a Name, left we be scattered abroad upon the Face of the whole Earth.
5 And the LORD came down to see the City and the Tower, which the Children of Men builded.
6 And the LORD said, Behold, the People is one, and they have all one Language ; and this they begin to do : and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their Language, that they may not understand one anothers Speech.
8 c So the LORD scattered . Deur. xxxii. , Remember the them abroad from thence upon
Days of OLD, consider the Years of
many Generations : ask thy Father, the Face of all the Earth : and and he will thew thee, thy Elders, they left off to build the City. and they will tell thee.
8 When the Most High divided to the NATIONS their Inheritance, when he SEPARATED the Sons of Adam, he kr the BOUNDS of the People according to the Number of the Children of Israel.
9. Therefore is the Name d Ads ii. 3 And there appeared unof it called Babel, because the
to them clovEN TONGUES, like as of
auic wc FIRE, and it fat npon each of them : LORD did there CONFOUND 4 And they were all filled with the the LANGUAGE of all the Holy Ghost, and began to SPEAK
with other TONGUES, as the SPIRIT Earth.
gave them UTTER ANCE. 10 These are the Generations of Shem : Shem was an hundred Years old, and begat
Arphaxad two Years after the Flood, and lived after five hundred Years.
Arphaxad begat Salah, Salah begat Eber, Eber begat Peleg, Peleg begat Reu, Reu begat Serug, Serug begat Nahor, Nahor begat TERAH.
26 And Terah lived seventy Years and begat ABRAM, Nahor and Haran, and Haran begat Lot.
29 And Abram and Nahor took them Wives : and the Name of Abram's Wife was Sarai.
30 But Sarai was barren ; she had no Child.
31 And Terah took ABRAM, and Lot and Sarai, and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the Land of 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,
The Third Period: From the Call of Abram to the Deliverance of
the Israelites from the Egyptian Bondage, containing about the Space of 430 Years.
CHA P. XII. i Gon calleth Abram, and blesseth him with a Promise of
CHRIST. 4 He departeth with Lot from Haran. 6 He journeyeth through Canaan, 7 which is promised him in a Vifion. 10 He is driven by a Famine into Egypt. 11 Fear maketh him feign his Wife to be his Sister. .14 Pharaoh having taken her from him, by Plagues is compelled to restore her.
YEOW e the LORD Heb. xi. 8 By FAITH ABRAHAM had said unto A
À when he was called to go out into ac lale Unto no a Place which he should after receive
bram, Get thee for an INHERITANCE, obeyed; and 2 out of thy Coun- he went out not knowing whither he
trey, and prominy 9 By Faith he sOJOURNED in the Kindred, and from thy FA- Land of PROMISE, as in a strange THER'S House into a Land Countrey, dwelling in Tabernacles
with Isaac and Jacob, the Heirs with that I will SHEW thee.
him of the fame PROMISE. 2 And I will make of thee 10 For he looked for a City which a great Nation, and I will hath Foundations, whose BUILDEA
and Maker is God. bless thee, and make thy Name
Is And truly if they had been great ; and thou Malt be MINDFUL of that COUNTRI Y, from a Blessing.
whence they came out, they might
have had Opportunity to have RE3 And I will bless them that TUR
TURNED. bless thee, and curse him that 16 But now they DESIRE A BEITER
Countiey, that is, an HEAVENLY : curseth thee: and in thee
wherefore God is not ashamed to be shall all Families of theEARTH called their God : for he hath prebe BLESSED.
pared for them a City. A So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto. him; and Lot went with him : and Abram was leyenty and five Years old when he departed out of Haran,
then eart of Bet, having on the
5 And Abram took Sarai his Wife, and Lot his Brother's Son, and all their Substance that they had gathered, and the Souls that they had gotten in Haran ; and they went forth to go into the Land of Canaan, and into the Land of Canaan they came.
6 f And Abram passed thro' s vii. 2 And Stephen said, the Land into the Place of Men, Brethren, and Fathers, hearken,
" The God of Glory APPEARED unto Sichem, into the Plain of our Father ABRAHÁM, when he was Moreh. And the Canaanite in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in
Charran, was then in the Land.
3 And said unto him, Get thee out 7 And the LORD APPEAR- of thy COUNTREY, and from thy KinED unto Abram, and said, died, and come into the Land which
I shall shew thee. Unto thy Seed will I give
9. Wil I give 4 Then came he out of the Land this Land, and there builded of the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Charhe an Altar unto the LORD, ran : and from thence, when his Fa
ther was dead, he removed him into who APPEARED unto him. this Land wherein ye now dwell.
8 And he removed from s And he gave him none INHERIthence unto thence unto a Mountain on TANCO. Mountain on TANCB in it, no not so much as to
ser his Foot on : yet he PROMISED the East of Beth-el, and pitch- that he would give it him for a Pos. ed his Tent, having Beth-el SESSION, and to his Seed after him, on the West, and Hai on the when as yet he had no Child. 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 toward the South.
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.
u 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 Thall see thee, that they shall say, This is his Wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my Sister : that it may be well with me for thy Sake ; and my Soul shall live because of thee. .
14 And it came to pass, that when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the Woman, that she was VERY FAIR.
15 The Princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh : and the Woman was taken into Pharaoh's House,
17 8 And the LORD PLA- & Psal. cv. 12 When they were but
an a Few Men in Number : yea, very GUED Pharaoh and his House a
few, and STRANGERS in it. with great Plagues, because 13 When they went from one Naof Sarai Abram's Wife. TION to another, from one Kingdom 18 And Pharaoh called AA Dhoooh m ada to another People.
- 14 He luffered no Man to do them bram, and said, What is WRONG : yea, he REPROVED KINGS this that thou hast done unto for their Sakes. me? Why didst thou not tell NOINTED, and do my Prophets no
Is Saying, Touch not mine Ame that she was thy Wife ? Harm.
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 thy Way.
20 And Pharaoh commanded his Men concerning him : and they sent him away, and his Wife, and all that he had..
take her to me to W. She is mymisii.
CH A P. XIII.
i Abram and Lot return out of Egypt. 7 By Disagreement
they part asunder. 10 Lot goeth to Sodom. 14 God reneweth the Promise to Abram. 18 He removeth to Hebron, and there buildeth an Altar.
Ver. 14 AND the Lord said unto Abram after that Lot
A was separated from him, Lift up now thine Eves, and look from the Place where thou art, North-ward, and South-ward, and East-ward, and West-ward.
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 NUMBRED.
17 Arise, walk through the Land in the Length of it, and in the Breadth of it: for I 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.
CH A P. XIV.
1 The Battle of four Kings against five. 12 Lot is taken Pri
foner : 14 Abram rescueth him. 18 Melchisedek blesseth Abram. 20 Abram giveth him Tithe. 22 The rest of the