Page images
PDF
EPUB

Generations of Noah.

GENESIS

The generations of Shem ed Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, scatter them abroad upon the face of all the 12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: earth. the same is a great city.

13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, 14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim. 15 And Canaan begat Sidon his first-born, and Heth,

16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,

13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber 18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the 15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four Hamathite and afterward were the families of hundred and three years, and begat sons and the Canaanites spread abroad. daughters.

19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest unto Sodom and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:

17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.

20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, 28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, 29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the
children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the daughters.
elder, even to him were children born.

22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur,
and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul,
and Gether, and Mash.
24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah be-
gat Eber.

25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan. 26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar, a mount of the east."

31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood. CHAP. XI.

10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was a hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:

11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. 12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah.

The confusion of languages.

ND the whole earth was of one language,

A and 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.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city,

18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu 19 And Peleg lived after he begat Řeu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and

20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug.

21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.

22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:

23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. 24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah.

25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

27 1 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nañor, and Haran: and Haran begat Lot.

28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. 29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife Milcah, the daughter of Hara the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. 30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child. 31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; 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. CHAP. XII. God calleth Abram.

let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven NOW the LORD had said, and from any, Git thee out of thy country, thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto à land that I will shew thee:

2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

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 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and from them, which they have imagined to do. curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all 7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound families of the earth be blessed. their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him, and Lot went with him: and Abram

8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from was seventy and five years old when he departed thence upon the face of all the earth and they out of Haran. left off to build the city.

5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his 9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel, be- brother's son, and all their substance that they cause the LORD did there confound the language had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten of all the earth; and from thence did the LORD in Haran; and they went forth to go into the

Abram is driven into Egypt.

CHAP. XIII, XIV. Lot goeth to Sodom land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take they came. the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if 6 And Abram passed through the land unto the thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the left. the Canaanite was then in the land.

10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the 7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every Unto thy seed will I give this land and there where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appear- Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like ed unto him. the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. 8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jor on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, hav-dan; and Lot journeyed east and they separaing Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east: ted themselves the one from the other. 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.

12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, ani Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD, exceedingly.

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. 11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his northward, and southward, and eastward, and wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair westward: woman to look upon:

14 ¶ And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art,

12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall 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 18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came was come into Egypt, the Egyptians the and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in woman that she was very fair. Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD. CHAP. XIV.

15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

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 numbered. 17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

The battle of the kings.

in the

16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake:

Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, and he had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and Chedorlaʊmes king of Elam, and Tidal king of men-servants, and maid-servants, and she-asses, nations; and camels.

17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.

A

him, into the south.

2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai; 4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.

5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flccks, and herds, and tents.

2 That these made war with Bera king of So-
dom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shi
nab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Ze-
boiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.
3 All these were joined together in the vale of
Siddim, which is the salt sea.

18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now there- 5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaofore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way. mer, and the kings that were with him, and 20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concern-smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and ing him and they sent him away, and his wife, the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveli and all that he had. Kiriathaim,

CHAP. XIII.

6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness.

Abram and Lot separate.

ND Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and 7 And they returned, and came to En-mishpat,

which

the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar.

8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim ;

9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.

6 And the land was not able to bear them, that 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slimethey might dwell together: for their substance pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah was great, so that they could not dwell together. fled, and fell there: and they that remained fled 7 And there was a strife between the herdmen to the mountain.

of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's 11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and cattle and the Canaanite and the Perizzite Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their dwelled then in the land. way.

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no 12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we 13 ¶ And there came one that had escaped, and be brethren told Abram the Hebrew: for he dwelt in the 9 Is not the whole land before thee? Separate plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol,

Melchezedek blesseth Abram,

GENESIS.

Ishmael is born. and brother of Aner: and these were confederate that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is with Abram. Inot 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.

14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.

15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.

16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

17 And it came to pass, that when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between

17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet im (after his return from the slaughter of Che- those pieces. doriaomer, and of the kings that were with him,) 18 In that same day the LORD made a coveat the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale. nant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought given this land, from the river of Egypt unto forth bread and wine. and he was the priest of the great river, the river Euphrates: the most high God.

19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the 19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Kadmonites, Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,

21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites. CHAP. XVI.

20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give

Sarai giveth Hagar to Abram.

me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.Ndre and she had a handmaid, an Egyp

OW Sarai, Abram's bare him no chil

22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand unto the LORD, the most tian, whose name was Hagar. high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the 23 That I will not take from a thread even to a LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray shoe-latchet, and that I will not take any thing thee go in unto my maid; it may be that I may that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened made Abram rich: to the voice of Sarai.

15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace, thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

24 Save only that which the young men have 3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar her eaten, and the portion of the men which went maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to take their portion. her husband Abram to be his wife. CHAP. XV.

4 T And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had con

God's promise to Abram.

her mistress was

these the word of the LORD in her came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bogreat reward. som; and when she saw that she had conceiv

2 And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou ed, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of between me and thee. my house is this Eliezer of Damascus ?

3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed and lo, one born in my house is inine heir.

4 And behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai. 9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thymistress, and submit thyself under her hands. 10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

I

8 And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?

11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will

9 And he said unto him, Take me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years be against every man, and every man's hand old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle- against him; and he shall dwell in the presence dove, and a young pigeon. of all his brethren.

10 And he 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 carcasses, Abram drove them away.

12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.

13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety

13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seethi me? 14 Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered. 15 ¶ And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. 16 ¶ And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

Circumcision instituted.

CHAP. XVII, XVIII.

CHAP. XVII.
The covenant renewed.

Destruction of Sodom rcvcaled. the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin, in the self-same day,

old

as

unto him.

had nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and 24 And Abraham was ninety years old and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of before me, and be thou perfect. his foreskin.

2 And I will make my covenant between me
and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked
with him, saying,

4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee,
and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
5 Neither shall thy name any more be called
Abram; but thy name shall be Abraham; for a
father of many nations have I made thee.

6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and

I will make nations of thee; and kings shall

come out of thee.

25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

26 In the self-same day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son;

27 And all the men of his house, born in the
house, and bought with money of the stranger,
were circumcised with him.
CHAP. XVIII.

16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

Abraham entertains three angels.

AND the LORD appeared unto him in the

he sat in the tent

plains of Mamre:

7 And I will establish my covenant between me door in the heat of the day; and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their gene- 2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and rations, for an everlasting covenant; to be a lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. them, he ran to meet them from the tent-door, 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed and bowed himself toward the ground, after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found fayour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:

9 T And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt 4 Let a little water, I pray yon, be fetched, and keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the after thee, in their generations. tree:

10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and com between me and you, and thy seed after thee; fort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: Every man- among you shall be circumcised. for therefore are ye come to your servant. And 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your they said, So do, as thou hast said. foreskin; and it shall be a token of the cove- 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto nant betwixt me and you. Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.

12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man-child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.

7 And Avraham ran unto the herd, and fetched cair tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.

a

13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is 8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf bought with thy money, must needs be circum-which he had dressed, and set it before them; cised and my covenant shall be in your flesh and he stood by them under the tree, and they for an everlasting covenant. did eat. 14 And the uncircumcised man-child, whose 9 ¶ And they said unto him, Where is Sarah flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken 10 And he said, I will certainly return_unto my covenant. thee according to the time of life; and lo, Sarah 15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sathy wife have a son. And Sarah heard rai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, it in the tent-door, which was behind him. but Sarah shall her name be. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Saralı after the manner of women.

12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Where fore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is a hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? 18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee! 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bearing to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou him for an everlasting covenant, and with his didst laugh. seed after him.

14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, accord

16 And the men rose up from thence, and 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Be-looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with hold, I have blessed him, and will make him them to bring thein on the way. fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly: 17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make Abraham that thing which I do; him a great nation.

21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham. 23 1 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

19 For I know him, that he will commr.nd his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. 20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sod

Abraham intercedeth for Sodom.

GENESIS. Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed. om and Gomorrah is great, and because their 9 And they said, Stand back. And they said sin is very grievous, again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and 21 I will go down now, and see whether they he will needs be a judge: Now will we deal have done altogether according to the cry of it, worse with thee than with them. And they which is come unto me; and if not, I will know. pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came 22 And the men turned their faces from thence, near to break the door. and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

10 But the men put forth their hand, and pu.led Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. 11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 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 ? 12 ¶ And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here 25 That be far from thee to do after this man- any besides? son-in-law, and thy sons, and thy ner, to slay the righteous with the wicked; and daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city that the righteous should be as the wicked, that bring them out of this place: be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it. 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sonsin-law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city: but he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons-in-law.

27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:

28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.

15 T And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters which are here, lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. 16 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 LORD being merciful unto him; and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake. 30 And he said unto him, Oh, let not the LORD be angry, and I 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 taken upon life: look not behind thee, neither stay thou in me to speak unto the LORD: Peradventure there all the plain: escape to the mountain, lest thou shall be twenty found there. And he said, I be consumed. will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy

18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord! 32 And he said, Oh, let not the LORD be angry, 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace and I will speak yet but this once: Peradven- in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, ture ten shall be found there. And he said, I which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my will not destroy it for ten's sake. life: and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

CHAP. XIX.

20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither! (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live. 21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not. overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.

Lot entertains two angels. ND 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 he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

2 And he said, Behold now, iny 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. 24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the turned in unto him, and entered into his house; LORD out of heaven; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

4 1 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither: therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

23 ¶ The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

26 T But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

27 1 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

6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, up as the smoke of a furnace.

and shut the door after him,

29 1 And it came to pass, when God destroyed

7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so the cities of the plain, that God remembered wickedly. Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the

8 Behold now, I have two daughters which overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring which Lot dwelt. them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good 30 1 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; in the mountain, and his two daughters with for therefore came they under the shadow of my him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he, and his two daughters

root.

« PreviousContinue »