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Abraham dcnietn Sarah. GEN integrity of thy heart; for I also withoeld thee from sinning against rac: therefore suffered 1 thee not to touch her.

7 Now therefore restore the man Ais wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

8 Therefore Abimeleeh rose early in the morning,and called all his servants and told all ihe.->e things in their cars and the men were sore afraid.

9 TT Then Abimeleeh called Abra ham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what hav offended thee, that thou hast brou; on me and on my kingdom agreatsi thou hast done deeds unto me thatj ought not to be done.

10 And Abimeleeh said unto Abraham,. What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?

11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in tins place; ami they will slay me formy wife's 6ake.

12 And yet indeed she is my sister;! die is the daughter of iny father, I' not. the daughter of my mother; a ehe became my wife.

13 And it came to pass, when God e used me to wander from my father's house, that 1 said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt show unto me; at every place whither we *\:?[\ come, say of me, He is my brother.

H ft And Abimelecl: took sheep, and oxen, and men -ervante, and womenwervants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.

15 And Abimeleeh said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where itj pleaseth thee.

16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold he is to thee covering of the eyes, unto all Uiata;with thee, and with ail other: thus she was reproved.

17 So Abraham prayed unto God and God healed Abimeleeh, and hi< wife,and his maid-servants; and they bare children.

IS For the Lnnn had fast closed up] all the wombs of the house of Abimeleeh bcrauspof Sarah, Abraham's wile.

AND the Lord visited Sarah as lie had said, and the Lord aid unto Sarah as he had spoken.

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

-1 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, being eight days old, aa God had commanded him.

5 And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his eon, Isaac was born unto him.

6 1T And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so thai all that hear will laugh with me.

7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have

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8 And the child grew', and was w ed: and Abraham made a great feast

he same day that Isaac was weaned.

9 \\ And Sarah saw the son ofHagai he Egyptian,which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraam, Cast out this bond-woman and cr 6on: for the son of this bond ■■oman slmll not be heir with my 6ou, ven with Isaac.

11 And the thing was very grievous a Abraham's eight, because of his

son.

Vi And God said unto Abraham, Lc'. it not be grievous in thy sight, because of the lad, and because of thy bond all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice: for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

13 And also of the son of the bond woman will I make a nation, because he if thy seed.

14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread and a bottle ofwater, and gaveii untoHagar,(put ting it on her shoulder,) and the child, and sent her away; and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

15 And the water was spent in th^ bottle, and she cast the child underom of the shrubs.

16 And she went, an! sat her dowi AbimcLch's covenant CHAP. XXII.

over against him, a good way off, as it were a bow-shot; for she said, Lei me not see the death of the child. And 6lie sat over against him, and lifted up her voice, and wept.

17 And God heard the voice of the lad: and the angel of God called to Hagar out. of heaven, and s< hep, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of] the lad where he i.*.

18 Arise, lift up die lad, and hold hira in thy hand: for I will make him

gre;

19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water: and she went, and tilled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

20 And God was with the lad ; and he grew, and dwelt in and became an archer.

21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of ] .^aran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

02 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, spake unto Abi ham, saying, God is with thee in that thou dot-st.

23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that 1 have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land

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24 And Abraham said, 1 will swear.

25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

2G And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing; neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.

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

28 And Abraham r-et seven ewe-lambs of the Hock by themselves.

29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewebmbs, which thou hast set by themeelves?

30 And he said, For these seven ewelambs shalt thou take of my band, that they may be a witness unto me,tliatl have digged this well.

31 Wherefore he called that place

wiih Abraham, Beer-sheba; because there they 6 warp both of them.

32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

33 IF And AbraJmm planted a grove in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God.

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

CHAP. XX1L

AND it came to pass, after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only ton Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burntoffeiing upon one of the mountains vhich I will tell thee of.

3 TT And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him,

d Isaac bis so-:., and clave the wood r the burnt-offering, and rose up, and ?nt unto the placeof which God had told him.

4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up Ins eyes, and saw the place

far off.

5 And Abraham said unto hisyoun* nen, Abide ye here with the ass, and

1 and die lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son: and he took the (ire in his hand, and a knife: and they went both of them together.

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham l*s father, and said, My lather: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the lire and the wood; but

vherc is the lamb for a burnt-offering?

8 And Abraham said, My son, God v-ili provide himself a lamb for a

burut-offering: so they went both of them together.

9 And they came to the place which God had told him of: and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order; and bound Isaac his eon, and laid him ou the altar upon the wood.

10 And Abraham stretched forth hia

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hand, and took the knife to slay his.trerc the years of the life of S: | 2 And Sarah died in Xirjatii

11 IT And the angel of die Lord culled unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. And he said, Here am I.

12 And he said, Lay not thy hand upon the lad, neither do thou any tiling unto him : for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing ibou hast riot withheld thy son, thine only son, from nie.

13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, behind him a ram caughtin a thicket by his liorns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and oflered him up for aburnl-oilenng in the stead of his son.

14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: a3it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.

16 TT And the angel of the Loud called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,

16 And said, By myself have I sworn, eaith the LoaD ; for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld Uiyeon, thine oaly son;

17 That in blessing 1 will bless thee, and in multiplying 1 will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea-shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies:

18 And in thy seed shrill all the nations of the earth be blessed ; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

19 So Abraham returned unto his young' men ; and they rose up, and went together to Beer-sheba: and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

20 IT And it came to pass, after Hi things, that it was told Abraham, saving, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thv brother Nahor;

21 Muz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father ofl Aram,'

22 And Chesed, and Ha?.o, and PUtlash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

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

24 And his concubine, whose name was ReumahjShe bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Tliahaah, and Maachau.

CHAF. XXIII.

AND Sarah was a hundred and seven and twenty years old: these

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ill died ii 6ame is Hebron in the land of Cujn : and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. 3 11 And Abraham stood up from bebre his dead, and spake unto the sons of 1-Ieth, saying, '" stranger and a sojourner

jive 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, (5 Hear us, my lord: thou art a nighty prince among us ; in the choice )f our sepulchres bury thy dead : none )f us snail withhold from thee his ;eptikhre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.

7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed liinselfto the people of the land, ewu o the children of Heth.

8 And he communed with them, sayng, If it be your mind thai I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,

9 That he may give me the cave o'. Maehpelah, which he hath, which is m the eud of his field: for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me, for a possession of a burying-place among you.

10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham, in the audience of the children of Hcth.eum of all that went in at the gate of his

11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field ive I thee, and the cave that is thereii, I give it thee; in the presence of he sons of my people give I it thee:

bury thy dead.

12 And Abraham bowed down himelf before the people of I he land.

13 And he spake unto Ephron, m the .ndience of the people of the land, ayiug, But if thou wilt give it, I pray

ithee, hear me: 1 will give thee money !for the field; take it of me, and I will [bury my dead there.

14 And Ephron answered Abraham, aying unto him,

15 My lord, hearken unto me:Lbe land is worUi four hundred shekels of 'silver; what is that betwixt me and thec? bury therefore thy dead.

Svo-nvir CHAP.

16 And Aluanam hearkened untO| Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in Uie audience of the sons of t-Icih. four hundred shekels of. silver, current money wjU> the merchant.

17 And the field of Ephron, which was hi Alachpelah, which was before filamre, the field, and the cave which was Uiprein, and all the trees that. wa-e in the field, that ivcvc in all the borders round about, were made sure

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

19 IT And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the lield of Machpelah, before Mature : the name is Hebron in Uie land'of Canaan.

20 And the lield, and iiie cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham, for a possession of a buryiagplace, by the sons of Heth.

CHAP XXIV.

AND Abraham was old, and well
stricken in age: and the Loud
had blessed Abraham in all things.
2 And Abraham said unto his eldest
servant of his house, that ruled over
nil that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy
hand under my thigh;
;{ And 1 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, Pcrailvcnture the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto ■.lie land from whence thou earnest?

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 swarf unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land ; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thonce.

S And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou sbalt

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I be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.

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

10 IT 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

12 And he said, 0 Lon.D God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, 6end me good speed this day, and show kindness uLto my master Abraham.

13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; antl the daughters of the men of Uie city come out to draw water .

14 And let it come to pa.-»s, Uiat the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down Uiv pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: lit the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby sliaH 1 know that thou hast showed kindness unto my master.

15 IT And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Re bekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Alilcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's broUier, with ber pitcner upon her shoulder.

16 And Uie damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin; neiUier had any man known her: and she went dowi: to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.

17 And Uie servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray tbec, drink a litUe water of thy pitcher.

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

19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for Uiy camels also, unul they have done drinking.

20 And she basted and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.

21 And the man, wondering at her, held his peace, to wit whether the

Abraham's servant, GENJ Lord had made his journey prosper-1 ous, or not

22 IT Audit 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 teu shekels weight of gold,

23 And said, Whose daughter art Lhou? tell me, 1 pray thee. Is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?

24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son ol'MUcah, 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 uot left destitute my master of hi: mercy and his truth: 1 /Kbig in thi way, the Lord led me to the house of rav master's Iwelhren.

28 Aud the damsel ran, and told tin of her mother's house these tilings

29TT AudRebekah had abrother, and Us name was Laban : and Labau out unto the man, unto the well.

30 And it came to pass, when he the ear-iing, and bracelets upon his 9ister's hands, and when he heard Ibi words of Rebekah his sister, saying Thus spake the man unlo me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

31 Ana he said, Come in, thou blessed of the Lord; wherefore standest| thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

32 And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.

33 And there was set meat befoi him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

34 1T And he said, I am Abraham 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 menservants, and maid-servants, aud camels, and asses.

SIS. entertained by Lroban.

3o Aud Sarah, iny master's wife, bare i son to my master when she was old;

aud unto him hath he given all that he

hath.

37 And my master made me swear, laying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my 6on of the daughters of the Canaan, in whose land 1 dwell: But thou shall go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, aud take a vile unto my son.

39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow un.-.

t0 And he said unto me, The Loaf, before whom 1 walk, will send hi*

iy kindred, and of my father's house.

41 Then shalt thou be clear from this nine oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not the one, thou shall be clear from my oath.

42 And I came this day unto the well. Did said, O Loud God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper uiy

ay which I go;

13 Behold, I stand by the well of ater; and it shall come to pass, thin when the virgin cometh forth to draw tnd 1 say to her, Give me,i pray tiiee, a little water of thy pitcher o drink;

44 Aud she say to me, Both drink thou, and I wdl also draw for thy

amels: let the same be the woman vhom the Lord hath appointed out for my master's son.

45 And before I had done speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came forth

th her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, nod drew water and I said uuto her, Li t me drink, I pray thee.

46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink; and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels driuk also.

47 And I asked her, aud said, Whose daughter art thou ? and she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unlo him: and I put the ear-ring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.

48 And I bowed down my head, amj worshipped the Lord, and blessed the Lord God of my master Abraham, which had Jed me in the right way to

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