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Abraham denies his wife. CHAP. XXI. Isaac born-Hagar banished.
ed between Kadesh and Shur, and so- 17 1 So Abraham prayed unto God:
journed in Gerar:

and God healed Abimelech, and his wife,
2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, and his maid-servants; and they bare
She is my sister: And Abimelech king of children.
Gerar sent and took Sarah.

18 For the LORD had fast closed up all
3 But Godcame to Abimelech in a dream the wombs of the house of Abimelech, be-
by night, and said to him, Behold, thou cause of Sarah, Abraham's wife.
art but a dead man, for the woman which

thou hast taken: for she is a man's wife. ND the Lord visited Sarah as he had

4 But Abimelech had not come near
her: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay al- he had spoken.
so a righteous nation ?

2 For Sarab conceived, and bare Abra-
5 Said he not unto me, She is my sis- ham a son in his old age, at the set time
ter? and she, even she herself said, He is of which God had spoken to him,
my brother: in the integrity of my heart, 3 And Abraham called the name of his
and innocency of my hands have I done this. son that was born unto him, whom Sarah

6 And God said unto him in a dream, bare to bim, Isaac.
Yea, I know that thou didst this in the in- 4 And Abraham circuncised his son
tegrity of thy heart; for I also withheld Isaac, being eight days old, as God had
thee from sinning against me: therefore commanded him.
suffered I thee not to touch her.

5 And Abraham was a hundred years 7 Now therefore restore the man his old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. wife, for be is a prophet, and he shall pray 6 And Sarah said, God hath made me for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh restore her not, know thou that thou shalt with me. surely die, thou and all that are thine. 7 And she said, Who would have said

8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in unto Abraham, that Sarah should have the morning, and called all his servants, given children suck? for I have borne him and told all these things in their ears: and a son in his old age. the men were sore afraid.

8 And the child grew, and was wean9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, ed : and Abraham made a great feast the and said unto him, What hast thou donésame day that Isaac was weaned. unto us? and what have I offended thee, 9 | And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the that thou hast brought on me and on my Egyptian, which she had borne unto Abrakingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds ham, mocking, unto me that ought not to be done. 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham,

10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, Cast out this bond-woman, and her son : What sawest thou, that thou hast done this for the son of this bond-woman shall not thing?

be heir with my son, even with Isaac. 11 And Abraham said, Because I 11 And the thing was very grievous in thought, Surely the fear of God is not in Abraham's sight, because of his son. this place; and they will slay me for my 12 | And God said unto Abraham, Let wife's sake.

it not be grievous in thy sight, because of 12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she the lad, and because of thy bond-woman; is the daughter of my father, but not the in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken daughter of my mother: and she became unto her voice: for in Isaac shall thy seed my wife.

be called. 13 And it came to pass, when God 13 And also of the son of the bond-wocaused me to wander from my father's man will I make a nation, because he is house, that I said unto her, This is thy thy seed, kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; 14 And Abraham rose up early in the at every place whither we shall come, say morning, and took bread, and a bottle of of me, He is my brother.

water, and gave it unto Hagar (putting it 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and on her shoulder) and the child, and sent oxen, and men-servants, and women-ser- her away: and she departed, and wanvants, and gave them unto Abraham, and dered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. restored him Sarah his wife.

15 And the water was spent in the bot15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my tle, and she cast the child under one of the land is before thee: dwell where it pleas- shrubs. eth thee.

16 And she went, and sat her down over 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I against him, a good way off, as it were a have given thy brother a thousand pieces bow-shot: for she said, Let me not see the of silver: bebold, he is to thee a covering death of the child. And she sat over of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, against him, and lifted up her voice, and and with all other : thus she was reproved.lwept. B


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Abraham covenants with Abimelech: GENESIS. Commanded to sacrifice Isaac.

17 And God heard the voice of the lad: said unto him, Abraham: And he said, and the angel of God called to Hagar out Behold, here I am. of heaven, and said unto her, What ailetb 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine thee, Hagar? Fear not; for God hath only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get heard the voice of the lad where he is. thee into the land of Moriah ; and offer

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him him there for a burnt-offering upon one of in thine hand: for I will make him a great the mountains which I will tell thee of. nation.

3 And Abraham rose up early in the 19 And God opened her eyes, and she morning, and saddled his ass, and took saw a well of water: and she went, and two of his young men with him, and Isaac filled the bottle with water, and gave the his son, and clave the wood for the burntlad drink.

offering, and rose up, and went unto the 20 And God was with the lad; and he place of which God had told him. grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and 4 Then on the third day Abraham liftbecame an archer.

ed up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of 5 And Abraham said unto his young Paran: and his mother took him a wife men, Abide ye here with the ass, and I out of the land of Egypt.

and the lad will go yonder and worship, 22 T And it came to pass at that time, and come again to you. that Abimelech and Phichol the chief cap- 6 And Abraham took the wood of the tain of his host, spake unto Abraham, say- burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his ing, God is with thee in all that thou son; and he took the fire in his hand and a doest:

knife: and they went both of them to23 Now therefore swear unto me here gether. by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his me, nor with my son, nor with my son's father, and said, My father: and he said, son : but according to the kindness that I Heream I, my son. And he said, Behold have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto the fire and the wood : but where is the me, and to the land wherein thou hast so- lamb for a burnt-offering ? journed.

8 And Abraham said, My son, God will 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offer

25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech ing : so they went both of them together. because of a well of water, which Abime- 9 And they came to the place which lech's servants had violently taken away. God had told him of; and Abraham built

26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who an altar there, and laid the wood in orhath done this thing: neither didst thou der; and bound Isaac his son, and laid tell me, neither yet beard I of it, but to him on the altar upon the wood. day.

10 And Abraham stretched forth his 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, hand, and took the knife to slay his son. and gave them unto Abimelech: and both 11 And the angel of the LORD called of them made a covenant.

unto him out of heaven, and said, Abra28 And Abraham set seren ewe-lambs ham, Abraham. And he said, Here am I. of e flock by themselves.

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand up29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, on the lad, neither do thou any thing unto What mean these seven ewe-lambs, which him : for now I know that thou fearest thou hast set by themselves ?

God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy 30 And he said, For these seven ewe-son, thine only son, from me. lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and they may be a witness unto me that I have looked, and behold, behind him a ram digged this well.

caught in a thicket by his horns : And 31 Wherefore he called that place Abraham went and took the ram, and ofBeer-sheba; because there they sware fered him up for a burnt-offering in the both of them.

stead of his son. 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer- 14 And Abraham called the name of sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phi- that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to chol the chief captain of his host, and they this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall returned into the land of the Philistines. be seen.

33 | And Abraham planted a grove in 15 | And the angel of the LORD called Beer-sheba, and called there on the name unto Abraham out of heaven the second of the LORD, the everlasting God. time,

34 And Abraham sojourned in the Phi- 16 And said, By myself have I swom, listines' land many days.

saith the LORD, for because thou hastadone CHẤP, XXII.

this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, AND it came to pass after these things, I thine that did

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The death of Sarah. CHAP. XXIII, XXIV. Abraham's charge.
ind in multiplying I will multiply thy seed give I thee, and the cave that is therein,
es the stars of the heaven, and as the sand I give it thee ; in the presence of the sons
which is upon the sea-shore; and thy seed of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.
shall possess the gate of his enemies; 12 And Abraham bowed down himself

18 And in thy seed shall all the nations before the people of the land.
of the earth be blessed: because thou hast

13 And he spake unto Ephron in the obeyed my voice.

audience of the people of the land, say19 So Abraham returned unto his young ing, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, med, and they rose up, and went togeth- hear me: I will give thee money for the e to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at field: take it of me, and I will bury my Beer-sheba.

dead there. 20 And it came to pass after these 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, things, that it was told Abraham, saying, saying unto hím, Bebold, Milcah, she hath also borne child *15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land dren unto thy brother Nahor ;

is worth four hundred shekels of silver; 21 Huz his first-bom, and Buz his bro- what is that betwixt me and thee? bury ther, and Kemuel the father of Aram, therefore thy dead.

29 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pil- 16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephcash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. ron, and Abraham weighed to Ephron the

23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah : these silver which he had named in the audieight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's ence of the sons of Heth, four hundred brother.

shekels of silver, current money with the 24 And his concubine, whose name was merchant. Reamah, she bare also Tebah, and Ga- 17 T And the field of Ephron, which was ham, and Thahash, and Maachab. in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, CHAP. XXIII.

the field and the cave which was therein, and twenty years old : these were the were in all the borders round about, were Fears of the life of Sarah.

made sure And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba ; the 18 Unto Abraham for a possession in same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: the presence of the children of Heth, beAnd Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, (fore all that went in at the gate of his city. ad to weep for her.

19 And after this, Abraham buried Sa. 3 [ And Abraham stood up from before rah his wife in the cave of the field of bis dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, Machpelah, before Mamte : the same is saying,

Hebron in the land of Canaan. 4 Yan a stranger and a sojourner with 20 And the field, and the cave that is Too: give me a possession of a burying-therein were made sure unto Abraham for place with you, that I may bury my dead a possession of a burying-place, by the out of my sight.

sons of Heth. 5 And the children of Heth answered

CHAP. XXIV. Abraham, saying unto him,

ND Abraham old and well prince among us : in the choice of our blessed Abraham in all things. sepulchres bury thy dead: none of us shall 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest serwithhold from thee his sepulchre, but that vant of his house, that ruled over all that thou mayest bury thy dead.

he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under 7 And Abraham stood up and bowed my thigh : himself to the people of the land, even to 3 And I will make thee swear by the the children of Heth.

LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of 8 And he communed with them, saying, the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife If it be your mind that I should bury my unto my son of the daughters of the Cadead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat naanites among whom I dwell : for me to Ephron the son of Zobar, 4 But thou shalt go unto my country,

9 That he may give me the cave of and to my kindred, and take a wife unto Macbpelah, which he hath, which is in my son Isaac. the end of his field ; for as much money 5 And the servant said unto him, Peras it is worth he shall give it me, for a adventure the woman will not be willing possession of a burying-place among you. to follow me unto this land : must I needs

10 And Ephron dwelt among the chil- bring thy son again unto the land from dren of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite whence thou camest ? answered Abraham in the audience of the 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware children of Heth, even of all that went in thou, that thou bring not my son thither at the gate of his city, saying,

again. 11 Nay, my lord, hear me : the field) °7 The LORD God of heaven, whicka

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The servant meets Rebekah ! GENESIS.

Tells his errand. took me from my father's house, and from golden ear-ring of half a shekel weight, the land of my kindred, and which spake and two bracelets for her hands of ten she unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, kels weight of gold, Unto thy seed will I give this land: he 23 And said, whose daughter art thou ? shall send his angel before thee, and thou tell me, I pray thee : is there room in thy shalt take a wife unto my son from father's house for us to lodge in ? thence.

24 And she said unto him, I am tbe' 8 And if the woman will not be willing daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear which she bare unto Nahor. from this my oath; only bring not my son 25 She said moreover unto him, We thither again.

have both straw and provender enough, 9 And the servant put his hand under and room to lodge in. the thigh of Abraham his master, and 26 And the man bowed down his head, sware to bim concerning that matter. and worshipped the LORD.

10 1 And the servant took ten camels, 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD of the camels of his master, and departed; God of my master Abraham, who hath not (for all the goods of his master were in left destitute my master of his mercy and his hand;) and he arose, and went to Me- his truth: I being in the way, the Lord led sopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. me to the house of my master's brethren.

11 And he made his camels to kneel 28 And the damsel ran, and told them down without the city by a well of water, of her mother's house these things. at the time of the evening, even the 29 | And Rebekah had a brother, and tiine that women go out to draw water : his name was Laban: and Laban ran out

12 And he said, O LORD God of my unto the man, unto the well. master Abraham, I pray thee, send me 30 And it came to pass when he saw the good speed this day, and shew kindness ear-ring and bracelets upon his sister's unto my master Abraham:

hands, and when he heard the words of Re13 Behold, I stand here by the well of bekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the. water; and the daughters of the men of man unto me; that he came unto the man, the city come out to draw water : and behold, he stood by the camels at the

14 And let it come to pass, that the well. damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and of the LORD, wherefore standest thou she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy without ? for I have prepared the house, camels drink also : let the same be she that and room for the camels. thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; 32 | And the man came into the house: and thereby shall I know that thou hast and he ungirded his camels, and gave shewed kindness unto my master. straw and provender for the camels, and

15 | And it came pass before be water to wash his feet, and the men's feet had done speaking, that behold, Rebekah that were with him. came out, who was born to Bethuel son of 33 And there was set meat before him Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's bro- to eat: but he said, I will not eat until I ther, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. have told mine errand. And he said,

16 And the damsel was very fair to look Speak on. upon, a virgin, neither had any man known 34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. her: and she went down to the well, and 35 And the Lord hath blessed my filled her pitcher, and came up. master greatly, and he is become great:

17 And the servant ran to meet her, and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a lit- and silver, and gold, and men-servants,

I tle water of thy pitcher.

and maid-servants, and camels, and asses. 18 And she said, Drink, my lord. And 36 And Sarab my master's wife bare a she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon son to my master when she was old : and her hand, and gave him drink.

unto him hath be given all that he hath. 19 And when she had done giving him 37 And my master made me swear, drink, she said, I will draw water for thy saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my cainels also, until they have done drinking. son of the daughters of the Canaanites,

20 And she hasted, and emptied her in whose land I dwell : pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto 38 But thou shalt go unto my father's the well to draw water, and drew for all house, and to my kindred, and take a wife his camels.

unto my son. 21 And the man, wondering at her, 39 And I said unto my master, Peradheld his peace, to wit whether the LORD venture the woman will not follow me. had made his journey prosperous, or not. 40 And he said unto me, The LORD,

22. And it came to pass as the camels before whom I walk, will send his angel had done drinking, that the man took al with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou

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Rebekah solicited for Isaac. CHAP. XXV. Isaac marries Rebekah. shalt take a wise for my son of my kin- 55 And her brother and her mother said, dred, and of my father's house.

Let the damsel abide with us a few days, 41' Then shalt thou be clear from this at the least ten; after that she shall go. myoath, when thou comest to my kindred; 56 And be said unto them, Hindermenot, and if they give not thee one, thou shalt seeing the Lord hath prospered my way: be clear from my oath.

send me away, that I may go to my naster. 42 And I came this day unto the well, 57 And they said, We will call the damand said, O LORD God of my master sel, and inquire at her mouth. Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way 58 And they called Rebekah, and said

unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? 43 Behold, I stand by the well of wa. And she said, I will go. ter; and it shall come to pass, that when 59 And they sent away Rebekah their the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's serI say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little vant, and his men.

I water of thý piteher to drink;

60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said 44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, unto her, Thou art our sister; be thou the and I will also draw for thy camels : lei mother of thousands of millions, and let the same be the woman whom the LORD thy seed possess the gate of those which bath appointed out for my master's son. hate them.

45 And before I had done speaking in 61 | And Rebekah arose, and her mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth damsels, and they rode upon the camels, with her pitcher on her shoulder; and and followed the man: and the servant she went down unto the well, and drew took Rebekah, and went his way. water : and I said unto her, Let me drink, 62 And Isaac came from the way of the

well Lahai-roi ; for he dwelt in the south 46° And she made haste, and let down country. her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, 63 Ånd Isaac went out to meditate in Drink, and I will give thy camels drink the field at the even-tide: and he lifted also : so I drank, and she made the camels up his eyes, and saw, and behold, the drink also.

camels were coming. 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, daughter art thou? And she said, The and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom the camel. Milcah bare unto him: and I put the ear- 65 For she had said unto the servant, ring upon her face, and the bracelets upon What man is this that walketh in the field her hands.

to meet us? And the servant had said, 48 And I bowed down my head, and it is my master: therefore she took a vail worshipped the LORD, and blessed the and covered herself. LORD God of my master Abraham, which 66 And the servant told Isaac all things had led me in the right way to take my that he had done. master's brother's daughter unto his son. 67 And Isaac brought her into his mo

49 And now if ye will deal kindly ther Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and and truly with my master, tell me : and if she became his wife ; and he loved her: pot, tell me ; that I may turn to the right and Isaac was comforted after his mother's hand, or to the left.

death. 50' Then Laban and Bethuel answered,

CHAP. XXV. and said, Carimbing procede their brand the THEN again Abrahaturkook a wife, and

: we cannot speak unto or her name was . good.

2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jok51 Bebold, Rebekah is before thee, shan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishtake her, and go, and let her be thy mas- bak, and Shuah. fer's son's wife, as the Lord hath spoken. 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and De

52 And it came to pass, that, when dan. And the sons of Dedan were AsAbraham's servant heard their words, he shurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to 4 And the sons of Midian ; Ephah, and the earth.

Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and El53 And the servant brought forth jewels daab. All these were the children of Keof silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, turah. and gave them to Rebekah. He

gave also 5 And Abraham gave all that he had to her brother and to ber mother precious unto Isaac, things.

6 But unto the sons of the concubines 54 And they did eat and drink, he and which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, the men that were with him, and tarried all and sent them away from Isaac his son night; and they, rose ap in the morning, (while he yet lived) eastward, unto the and he said, Send me arvay unto my piaster. Jeast country.

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