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1 And Abram said, Lord God, ... wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house this Eleazer of Damascus?
3 And Abram said, Behold, to J thou hast given no seed, and, lo, oriej born in my house 19 mine heir. |
4 II And, behold, the word of thej Loud came unto him, saying, Tbis| shall not be thine heir: but Tie that shall come forth out of thine own newels shall be thine heir.
5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven,, and tell the stars, if tliou be able to| number them: and he said unto him. So shall thy seed be.
6 1T And lie believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for right
7 IT And he said unto him, I am, the Loan that brought thee out of Vr of the Clialdees, to give thee this laud toj inherit it.
8 And he said, Lord God, whereby shall 1 know that I shall inherit it?
9 And he said unto him. Take me a heifer of three years old, and a shegoat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle dove, and
1*0 And Ve 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 them1 away.
12 IT And when the 9un was goingj down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram: and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell,
13 And he said unto Abram, Knowi of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a 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. _ I
15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace ; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
lfi But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
17 Ana it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, be
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hold, a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.
J8 In that same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have 1 given this land, from the river of Egypt untothegreat river, the river Euphrates:
19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzilcs, and the Kadmonites,
20 And die Hittites, and the Pcnzzites, and the Rephaims,
21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites.and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
NOW Sarai, Abram'e wife,bare him no children: and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name wat Hagar.
2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold, now, the Lord hath restrained me from bearing: 1 pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened lo the voice of Sarai.
3 And Sarai, Abram's wife took Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, after
had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
4 IT And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that
conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes, ft And Sarai said unto Abram, I\Ty wrong be upon thee : I have given my maid Into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the Lord judge between me and thee.
6 But Abram said unto Sarai.Behold, thy maid is in thy band; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai :lealt hardly with her, she fled from lier face.
7 IT And the angel of the Lohd found her by a fountain of w ater in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shnr.
8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence earnest thou? and whither wilt thou £0? And she said, I flee from the face ol my mistress Sarai.
9 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and
nbmit thyself under her hands.
10 And the angel of the Loud said unto her, I will multiply thy 6ee<l exGENESIS. is instituted.
Circumcision ceedingly, that it sliaJl not be numbered for multitude.
11 And tue angel of the Lord said unto her, Bcliold, Uiou art with child, and shall bfiir a son, and shall call his name Ishmael; because the LoaDhalh heard thy affliction.
12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him: anil he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
13 And she called the name of the Lord lhat spake unto her, Thou God seestme: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?
14 Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi: behold, ic is between Kadesh and Bered.
15 IT And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
16 And Abram was fourscore and six vears old, when Hagar bare Iuhmaelto Abram.
AND 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.
2 And I will nuke my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
3 And Abrain fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou slialt be a father of many nations.
5 71 Neither shall thy name any more he called Abram, but thy name shall lie Abraham: for a father of many nations have I made tbee.
6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall corne out of thee.
7 And 1 will establish my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed alVr thee.
8 And I wiil give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
9 IT And God said unto Abraham,! Tnou shall keep my covenant there- j
fore, thou, and thy seed after thee, in their generations.
10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep between me and you, and thy seed after thee; Every man-child among you shall be circumcised.
U And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
L2 And he that is eight days old shall e circumcised amongyou, every manchild in your generation; he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.
13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an ever lasting covenant.
M And the uncircumcised man-child, whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that sou) shall be cut olT from his people; he hath broken my Abraham and CI1A1J
15 IT And God said unto Abraham, A s forSarai thy wife, thou shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
16 Audi will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, 1 will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that Ls a hundred years old ? and shall Sarab, that is ninety years old, bear?
18 And Abraham said unto God, 0 that Ishmael might live before Uiee!
19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou ishaltcall his name Isaac: and I will iestablish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
20 And as for Ishmael I have heard thee: Behold, 1 have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly : twelve princes shall he beget; andl will make him ti great nation.
21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear
nto thee at this uet time in the next vear.
22 And he left off talking with him, md God went, up from Abraham.
23 IT And Abraham took Ishmacl his eon.andall thalwerebomin his house, and all that were bought with bis money, every male among the men or] Abraham'sbouse, and circumcised the (lean of their foreskin in the self-same day, as God had said unto him.
24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
25 And lshmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the fle6h of his foreskin.
26 In the self-same day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son; .
27 And all the men of bis bouse, born , in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with | him.
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ANT) 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, aud, lo, three men stood by him: and, when he saw them., he ran to j meet them from the tent-door, and 'jowed himself toward the ground,
3 And said, My lord, if now 1 have found favour in thy 6ight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
-1 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yoursphes under the tree;
5 Anil I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye yourhearts ; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye cmnc to your servant. And llicy said, So do, as thou hast said.
6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave 7t unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it
8 And he took butter and milk, and1 (he calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat,
9 1T And they said unto him, Where it Sarah thy wife? And he said, Be(rnld, in the tent
10 And he 6aid,IwM certainly return unto thee according to the time >f life; and lo. Sarah thv wife shall
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have a Gou. And Sarah heard it m the tent-door, which was behind hirn.
11 Now Abraham and Sarah old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
12 Therefore Sarah laughed witbia herself, saying, After I am waxed old ishall I have pleasui<", my lord being I old also?
13 And the Lord said unto Abra. ham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall 1 of a surety bear a child, which am old?
14 Is any thing too nard for IheLoRD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time ol life, and Sarah shall have a 6on.
15 Then Sarah denied, saying, 1 lughed not; for she was afraid. Ami .
he said, Nay ; but thou didst laugh.
16 And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom.- And Abra
went with them, to bring tliem
>n the way
17 IF And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that tiling which I do;
18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation.
d all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
19 For I know him, that he will command his children, and his house hold after him; and they 6hall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and [judgment; that the Lord may briiig upon Abraham that which he halt spoken of him.
20 And the Lort> said, .Because the xyof 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 cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, 1 will '.now.
22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the Lord.
2:', U And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicke-rl? 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? • 2;i That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slav the righteous witli
Lot tntcrtameth GENE ihe wicked ; and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far i from thee : Shall not the Judge of all I the earth do right? I
26 And the Lord said, If 1 find in I Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then 1 \viJ< spare all the place for their i eakeB. <
27 And Abraham answered and said, < Behold now,I have taken - iion me to speak unto the Lord, which am but: dust and ashes:
28 Peradventure there shall lark five of the filly righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lackoffwe? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
■29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not doit for forty's sake.
30 And he said Who A ■'»>«, Oh, let not the Lord be angry, and 1 will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be . found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
31 And he said, Behold now, I have takan upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, 1 will not destroy it for twenty's sake.
32 And he said, Oh, let not the Loud be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And 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.
AND there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom : and Lot, seeing them, rose up to meet them; and heDowca himgelf with bis face toward the ground:
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
3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them afeaar,and did bake unleavened Dread, and they did eat.
''.SIS. t\co angels.
i 4 TT K"t, before they lay down, the
6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickcilly.
8 Behold now, lliave two daughters which have not known man; let nie, I pray you. bring them out unto yon, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men donothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
9 And they said, Stand buck. And they said a^-ain, This one_/i//o?i> came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now we will deal worse with thee than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, a:id came near to break the door.
10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.
11 And they smote the men that were at the door of Ike house with blindness, both small and great; so thai they wearied themselves to find the door.
12 TTAnd the men said unto Lot, Host , thou here any besides? son-in-law,
and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast ;n the city, bring them out of this place:
13 For we will destroy this place, i because the cry of them is waxen great
before the face of the Loud ; and the , Lord hath sent us to destroy it.
14 And Lot went out,and spake unto his sons-in-law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out
, of this place; for the Lord will de
15 IT And when the morning arose, , then the angels hastened Lot, saying, ; Arise, take thy wife, and thy two
daughters, which are here; lest thon ; be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
15 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 r,(Hir> bciiif,
Vtsimeiv.n of Sodom. CHAP, merciful unto bim: and the3' brought nim fortli,atid eethim without the city.
L7 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that lie said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
IS And Lotsaid unto them, Oh 1 not
"lV Behold now, thy servant hath
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31 And the first-bom said unto tho younger, Our father U old, and Uurt u not a man m the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:
32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we wiU lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our rather.
33 And they made their father drinkvine that night: and the first born
went in, and fay with her father; and be perceived not when she lay down tor when she arose.
34 And it came to pass on the trior■ow, thai the first-born said unto the ^ounger, Behold, I lay yesternight
ih my father : let us make bin
23 The sun was risen upon the earth I 37 And tin when Lot entered into Zoar. called his
drink wine this night also; and g thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father
35 And they made theirialher drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him: and he per etived not when she lay down, not when she arose.
36 Thus were both the daughters ot Lot with child by their father.
•z'i TT Then the Loud rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and lire from IheLoRooutof Inaven
25 And he overthrew those cities,and al) the plain, and all the inhabitants of| the cities, and thatwhich grew upon the ground.
26 11 But bis wife looked back from behind h;m, and she became a pillar of salt.
27 11 And Abraham gat up early in the morning, to the place where he stood before the Lord:
28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities ofthe plain, that| God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of theoverthrow, when be overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
30 IT And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two c.ausihters with bim; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, oe, and his two dn'i^ht.ers. ]
And the younger, she also barn a and called his name Ben-ammi: amc is the father of the children of Amnion unto this day.
AND Abraham journeyed from thence toward Che south country, nd dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
2 And Abraham said of Sarah his vile,She js my sister: andAbimelcch ;ingof Gerar sent and took Sarah.
3 But God came to Abmielechiii n dream by ni^bt,antl said to him, Behold, tho'u en but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; foi
1 But Abunelech had not come near her: and he said, Loim, wdt thou slay o a righteous nation? Said Tie not unto me, She is my su's? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart, and innocency of my hands, have I done this.
6* And God said unto bim in adKeam, fcn,l know that thou didst this in tho