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3raham denies his wife. ti between Kadesh and Shur, and soPurned in Gerar: .* 2 And Abraham, said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. 3But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thouhast taken: for she is a man's wife. 4 But Abimelech had not come near bet: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation ? 5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the i. of my heart, ańinnocency of my hands have I done this. 5 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the in†. thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me : therefore suffered I thee not to touch her. 7 Now therefore restore the man his wife, for he is a prophet, and he shall pray or 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 or. Abimelech, rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told als these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid. 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brough on me and on m kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds into me that ought not to be done. 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, W. sawest thou, that thou hast done this ona o # And Abraham said, Because I tought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my *ife's sake. 12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother: and she became my wife. 13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy

kindness which thou shalt shew unto me;
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of me, He is my brother.

CHAP. xxi.

Isaac born—Hagar banished.

17 || So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants; and they bare children. 18 For the Lord had fast closed up the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah. Abraham’s wife. CHAP. XXI. ND the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abra

ham 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. * And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, being eight days old, as God had commanded him. 5 And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. 6 || And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. 7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have borne him a son in his old age. 8. And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned. 9 || And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she hadborneunto Abraham, mocking. 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bond-woman, and her son: for the son of this bond-woman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. . 11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight, because of his son. 12 TT And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in o sight, because of the lad, and because of thy bond-woman; inalithat Sarahhathsaid untothee, 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 is

thy seed, 14 And Abraham rose up early in the ttle of water, and gave it unto Hagar (putting it

14 And Abimelech took sheep, and! on her sho ...? and the child, and sent

men, and rmen-servants, and women-ser-her away; an

vants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.

she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. 15 And the water was spent in the bot

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17 And God heard the voice of the lad: and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagaro Fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand: for I will make him a great nation.

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Abimelech and Phichol the chief capof his host, spake unto Abraham, sayGod is with thee in all that thou

nor with .# son, nor with my son's but according to the kindness that I

and to the land wherein thou hast so

me, neither yet heard I of it, but togave them unto Abimelech: and both

e flock by themselves. .

bs shalt thou take of my hand, that

rned into the land of the Philistines.

r-sheba, and called there on the name

XII. ND it came to pass after these things,

said unto him, Abraham : And he said, Behold, here I am. 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah ; and offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 3 M And Abraham rose up early in the

his son, and clave the wood for the burntoffering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 5 And Abraham said unto his youn men, Abide ye here with the ass, and and the 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 fire in his hand and a knife: and they went both of them together. 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, eream I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood : but where is the lamb for a burnt-offering 2 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offering: so they went both of them together9 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 son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. 10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. 11 And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. And he said, Here am I. 12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him : for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, from me. 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind him a ran caught in a thicket by his horns: And Abraham went and took the ram, and of: fered him up for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son. 14 And Abraham, called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh :, as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen. 15 T And the angel of the Load called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, 16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lond, for because thou has done this ". and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

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morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac The death of Sarah.


and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand *. upon * . and thy seed possess the gate of his enemies; 18 And in th *. shall all the nations of the earth be blessed: because thou hast obeyed o 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 T. And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also borne children unto thy brother Nahor; 21 Huz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram, 2? And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah : these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's

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24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumab, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thabash, and Maachah. CHAP. XXIII. ND Sarah was a hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah. 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba ; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan : And Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. 3 * And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, $37:53, of. a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a burying: face with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. 5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, 6 Hear us, my lord ; thou art **. prince among us : in the choice of our sepulchresbury thy dead: none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that tou mayest bury thy dead. 7 A. Abraham stood up and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth. 8 And he communed with them, saying, ls it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, 9 That he § give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is . o shall §: it me, for a possession of a burying-place among you. 10 And Ephron dwelt among the 3. dren of #. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying, 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field

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;: I thee, and the cave that is therein, give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.

12 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 give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee 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 was therein, and all the trees that were 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, be

fore 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. ND Abraham was old and well stricken in age : apa 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

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The servant meets Rebekah :

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 give 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 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 water: 12 And he said, O Loko God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: 14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Letdown thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac ; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master. 15 T And it came to pass before he had done speaking, that behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. 16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had anyman known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher. 18 And she said, Drink, my lord. And she hasted, 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 thy camels also, until they have done drinking. 20 And she hasted, 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 Lord had made his journey prosperous, or not. 22, And it came to pass as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a

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golden ear-ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold, 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee : is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in 2 24. And she said unto him, I am the ' daughter of 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 wo the Lond. 27 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute 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 damses ran, and told them. of her mother's house these things. 29 || And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well. 30 And it came to pass when he saw the ear-ring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus, spake the . man unto me; that he came unto the man, : behold, he stood by the camels at the Weil. 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the Lord, wherefore standest thou without 2 for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels. 32 T 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 before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on. 34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. 35 And the Lord hath blessed my master greatly, and he is become great: and he É. given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and camels, and asses. 36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old; and unto him hath he given all that he hath. 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 "...” 39 Ånd I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me. 40 And he said unto me, The Lond before whom I walk, will send his angei

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Rebekah solicited for Isaac.

£ed, and of my father's house. 41 Then shalt thou be clear from this myoath, 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 % 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 Lord 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. 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 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 earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon r hands

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55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go. 56 Andhe said unto them, Hindermenot, seeing the Lord hath prospered my way: send me away, that I may go to my roster. 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 servant, 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 thy 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 o 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 were ...; - 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? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail and covered herself. 66 And the servant told Isaac all things

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death. CHAP. XXV. THEN again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturab. , 2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. 3' And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were shurim, 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 Keturah. 5 i And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. 6. But unto the sons of the concubines which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts,

the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the ...: *ndhesaid, Send me arway unto mymaster.

and sent them away from Isaac his son (while he yet i. eastward, unto the

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