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12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty and curse him that curseth thee: and in the years, and begat Salah,
shall all families of the earth be blessed. 13 And Arphaxad lived, after he begat 41 So Abram departed, as the LORD had Salah, four hundred and three years, and spoken unto him; and Lot went with him begat sons and daughters.
and Abram was seventy and five years old 14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat when he departed out of Haran. Eber.
5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot 15 And Salah lived, after he begat Eber, his brother's son, and all their substance that four hundred and three years, and begat they had gathered, and the souls that they sons and daughters.
had gotten in Haran; and they went forth 16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, to go into the land of 'Canaan ; and into the and begat Peleg...
land of Canaan they came. 17 And Eber lived, after he begat Peleg, 6 | And Abram passed through the land four hundred and thirty years, and begat unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of sons and daughters.
Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the 18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and be- land.
7 And the Lord appeared unto Abram, 19 And Peleg lived, after he begat Reu, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land two hundred and nine years, and begal sons and there builded le an altar unto the LORD, and daughters.
who appeared unto him. 20 And Reu lived two and thirty years,
8 And he removed from thence unto a and begat Serug.
mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched 21 And Reu lived, after he begat Serug, his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai two hundred and seven years, and begat sons on the east; and there he builded an allar and daughters.
unto the LORD, and called upon the name of 22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat the LORD. Nahor.
9 And Abram journeyed, going on still to. 23 And Serug lived, after he begat Na- ward the south. hor, two hundred years, and begat sons and 10 1 And there was a famine in the land : daughters.
and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn 27 And Nahor lived nine and twenty there; for the famine was grievous in the land. years, and begat Terah.
11 And it came to pass, when he was come 25 And Nahor lived, after he begat Terah, near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto an hundred and nineteen years, and begat Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou sons and daughters.
art a fair woman to look upon: 26 And Terah lived seventy years, and 12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall
27 1 Now these are the generations of say, This is his wife; and they will kill me, Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and but they will save thee alive. Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: 28 And Haran died before his father Te- that it may be well with me for thy sake, rah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the and my soul shall live because of thee. Chaldees.
14 | And it came to pass, that, when 29 And Abram and Nahortook them wives: Abram was come into Egypt, the Egypthe name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and tians beheld the woman, that she roas very the name of Nahor's wife Milcah, the daugh- fair. ter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the 15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw father of Iscah.
her, and commended her before Pharaoh : S0 But Sarai was barren; she had no child. and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's
31 ? And Terah took Abram his son, and house. Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai 16 And he entreated Abram well for her his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife ; sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and heand they went forth with them from Urasses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, of the Chaldees, lo go into the land of and she-asses, and camels. Canaan: and they came unto Haran, and 17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his dwelt there.
house with great plagues, because of Sarni, 32 And the days of Terah were two hun-Abram's wife. dred and five years: and Terah died in 18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, Haran.
What is this that thou hast done unto me? CHAP. XII.
why didst thou not tell me that she was thy the LORD had said Abram, Get wife? kindred, and from thy father's house, unto I might have taken her to me to wife: now a land that I will shew thee :
therefore behold thy wise, take her, and go 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, thy way. and I will bless thee, and make thy name 20 And Pharaoh commanded his men congreat; and thou shalt be a blessing: cerning him: and they sent him away, and 3 Aud I will bless them that bless thee, bis wife and all that he had.
Ellaser, Chedorlaomerking of Elam, and T?ND Abram went up out of Egypt, he, dal king of nations ;
and his wife, and all that he had, and 2 That these made war with Bera king of Lot with him, into the south.
Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, 2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king silver, and in gold.
of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is 3 And he went on his journeys from the Zoar. south even to Beth-el, unto the place where 3 All these were joined together in the vale his rent had been at the beginning, between of Siddim, which is the salt sen. Beth-el and Hai;
4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, 4 Unto the place of the altar, wbich he and in the thirteenth year they rebeiled. bad made there at the first: and there Abram 5 And in the fourteenth year came Che. called on the name of the LORD.
dorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, 5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth-Kar. lad flocks, and berds, and tents.
naim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the 6 And the land was not able to bear them, Emims in Shavel-Kiriathaim, that they might dwell together : for their 6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, un. substance was great, so that they could not to El-paran, which is by the wilderness. dwell together.
7 And they returned and came to Enmish7 1 Ånd there was a strife between the pat, which is Kadosh, and smote all the counberdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen iry of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites . of Lot's cattle. And the Canaanite and the ikat dwelt in Hazezon-tamar. Perizzite dwelt then in the land.
8 And there went out the king of Sodom, 8 And Abram said unto Lut, Let there be and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, Admah, and the king of Żebojim, and the and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; king of Bela, (the same is Zoar,) and they for we be brethren.
joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim; 9 Is not the whole land before thee? Sep- 9. With Chedorlaomer the king of Etam, arate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou and with Tidal king of nations, and Amratill take the left hand, then I will go to the phel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of right; or if thou depart to the right hand, Ellasar ; four kings with five. then I will go to the left.
10 And the vale of Siddim was full of 109 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld slime-pits; and the kings of Sodom and Goall the plain of Jordan, that it was well wa- morrah fled, and fell there ; and they that retered every where, before the LORD destroy- mained fled to the mountain. ed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden 11 And they took all the goods of Sodom of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and cornest unto Zoar.
went their way. 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jor- 12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's dan; and Lot journeyed east: and they son, (who dwelt in Sodom,) and his goods, separated themselves the one from the and departed. other.
13 And there came one that had escaped, 12 Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan ; and told Abram the Hebrew ; for he dwelt and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain, and in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother pitched his tent toward Sodom.
of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these 13 But the men of Sodom were wicked, were confederate with Abram. and sinners before the LORD exceedingly 14 1 And when Abram heard that his bro
14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after ther was taken captive, he armed his trained that Lot was separated from him, lift up now serrants born in his own house, three hundred thine eyes, and look from the place where and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan. thou art, northward, and southward, and 15 Ånd he divided himself against them, eastward, and westward :
he and his servants, by night, and smote 15 For all the land which thou seest, to them, and pursued themi unto Hobah, which thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. is on the left hand of Damascus.
16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of 16 And he brought back all the goods, and the earth: so that if a man can number the also brought again his brother Lot, and his dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be goods, and the women also, and the people. numbered.
17 1 And the king of Sodom went out to 17 Arise, walk through the land, in the meet him, (after his return from the slaughlength of it, and in the breadth of it: for I ter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings liar will give it unto thee.
were with him,) at the valley of Shavel, 18° 1 Then Abram removed his tent, and which is the king's dale. came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto brought forth bread and wine; and he was the Lord.
the priest of the most high God. CHAP. XIV.
19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed ND it came to pass, in the days of Am-be Abram of the most high God, possesser ut raplıcı, king of Shinar; Arioch king of heaven and earth :
AFTER these things the word of the Nafarai, Abram's wife, bare him no
20 Ar.d blessed be the most high God, which 16 But in the fourth generation they sla!1 nath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. come hither again : for the iniquity of the And he gave him tithes of all.
Amorites is not yet full. 21 | And the king of Sodom said unto 17 And it came to pass, that when the Abram, Give me the persons, and take the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a goods to thyself.
smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, passed between those pieces. I have lifted up mine hand unto the LORD, 13 In that same day the LORD made a cothe most high God, the possessor of heaven venant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed and earth,
have I given this land, from the river of Egypt 23 Thai I will not take from a thread even unto the great river, the river Euphrates : to a shoe-latchet, and that I will not take any 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, the Kadmonites, I have made Abram rich:
20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, 24 Save only that which the young men and the Rephaims, have eaten, and the portion of the men which 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites. let them take their portion.
children: and she had an handmaid, an LORD came unto Abram in a vision, Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. saying, Fear not, Abram I am thy shield, 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, and thy exceeding great reward.
the Lord hath restrained me from bearing : 2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the that I may obtain children by her. And steward of my house is this Eliezer of Da- Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. mascus ?
3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, look Hagar her 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou maid, the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt hast given no seed : and lo, one born in my ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave house is mine heir.
her to her husband Abram to be his wife 4 9 And behold, the word of the LORD 4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she came unto him, saying, This shall not be conceived; and when she saw that she had thine heir ; but he that shall come forth conceived, her mistress was despised in her out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
eyes. 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the be upon thee : I have given my maid into stars, if thou be able to number them. And thy bosom, and when she saw that she had he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. conceived, I was despised in her eyes : the
6.1 And he believed in the Lord;and he LORD judge between me and thee. counted it to him for righteousness.
6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Bebold, thy 7 | And he said unto him, I am the LORD maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth that brought thet out of Ur of the Chaldees, thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, tu give thee this land to inherit it.
she fled from her face. 8 And he said, Lord God, whereby shall 7 1 And the angel of the LORD found her I know that I shall inherit it?
by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by 9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer the fountain in the way to Shur. of three years old, and a she-goat of three 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, years old, and a ram of three years old, and whence camest thou ? and whither wilt thou a turtle dove, and a young pigeon. go? And she said, I flee from the face of my
10 And he took unto him all these, and mistress Sarai. divided them in the midst, and laid each 9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, piece one against another ; but the birds Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself divided he not.
under her hands. 11 And when the fowls came down upon 10 And the angel of the LORD said unto the carcases Abram drove them away. her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly,
12 1 And when the sun was going down, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, an 11 And the angel of the LORD said unto horror of great darkness fell upon him. her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt
13 And he said unto Abrain, Know of a bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. land that is not theirs, and shall serve them ; 12 And he will be a wid man; his hand and they shall afflict them four hundred will be against every man, and every man's years :
hand against him: and he shall dwell in the 14 And also that nation, whom they shall presence of all bis brethren. serve, will I judge ; and afterward shall they 13 And she called the name of the LORD coine out with great substance.
that spake unto her, Thou God seest me : for 15 And thou shalt goto thy fathers in peace; she said, Have I also here looked after him abou shalt be buried in a good old age. Wat seeth me?
14 Wherefore the well was called Beer- laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child jahai-roi: behold, it is between Kadesh and be born unto him that is an hundred years Bered.
old and shall Sarah, that is ninety years 15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and lold, bear? Abram called his son's name, which Hagar 13 And Abraham said unto God, Othat bare, Ishmael.
Ishmael might live before thee! 16 And Abram was fourscore and six years 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram. thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his CHAP. XVII.
name Isaac. and I will establish my coveAN
ND when Abram was ninety years old nant with him for an everlasting covenant,
and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and with his seed after him. and said unto him, I am the Almighty God : 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: walk before me, and be thou perfect. Behold. I have blessed him, and will make
2 And I will make my covenant between him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedme and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly: twelve princes shall be beget; and ingly.
I will make him a great nation. 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God 21 But my covenant will I establish with talked with him, saying,
Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto thee at 4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with this set time in the next year. thee, and thou shalt be a father of many 22 And he left off talking with him, and nations.
God went up from Abraham. 59 Neither shall thy name any more be 23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, called Abram, but thy name shall be Abra, and all that were born in his house, and all ham: for a father of many nations have 1 that were bought with his money, every made thee.
male among the men of Abraham's house, 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin and I will make nations of thee, and kings in the self-same day, as God had said unto shall come out of thee.
him. 7 And I will establish my covenant be- 24 And Abraham was ninety years old tween me and thee, and thy seed after thee, and nine when he was circumcised in the in their generations, for an everlasting cove-flesh of his foreskin. nant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years after thee.
old when he was circumcised in the flesh of 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy his foreskin: seed after thee the land wherein thou art a 26 In the self-same day was Abraham cir. stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an ever- cumcised, and Ishmael his son ; lasting possession; and I will be their God. -7 And all the inen of his house, born in
9¢ And God said unto Abraham, Thou the house, and bought with money of the shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and stranger, were circumcised with him. thy seed after thee in their generations.
CHAP. XVIII. 010. This is my covenant, which we shald A Dothe Lord appeared unto him in the after thee; Every man-child among you shall tent-door in the heat of the day; be circumcised.
* And he listed up his eyes, and looked, 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of and lo, three men stood by him: and when your foreskin; and it shall be a loken of the he saw' them, he ran to meet them from the covenant betwixt me and you.
tent-door, and bowed himself toward the 12 And he that is eight days old shall be ground, circumcised among you, every man-child in 3 Andsaid,My Lord, if now I have found your generations; he that is born in the favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray house, or bought with money of any stran- thee, from thy servant : ger, which is not of thy seed.
4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetch13 He that is born in thy house, and he ed, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves that is bought with thy money, must needs under the tree; be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and your flesh for an everlasting covenant. comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall.
14 And the uncircumcised man-child, pass on: for therefore are ye come to your whose flesh of bis foreskin is not circuin- servant. And they said, Sodo, as :hou bast cised, that soul shall be cut off from his said. people; he hath broken my covenant. 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent
151 And God said unto Abraham, As for anto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name three measures of fine meal, knead it, and Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. make cakes upon the hearth.
16 And I will bless her, and give thee a 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it shall be a mother of nations; kings of people unto a young man; and he hasted to diess it. shall be of her.
8 And he took butter and milk, and the 17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and Icalf which he had dressed, and sense of a
them; and he stood by them under the tree, 28 Peradventure there shall lack five of and they did eat.
the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the 99 And they said unto him. Where is Sarah city for lack of five? And he said, if I find thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
*10 And be said, I will certainly return 29 And he spake unto bim yet again, and unto thee according to the time of life; said, Peradventure there shall be forty found and lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. there. And he said, I will not do it for And Sarah heard it in the tent-door, which forty's sake. was behind him.
30 And he said into him, Oh let not the 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and Lord be angry: and I will speak: Perad well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with venture there shall thirty be found there. Sarah after the manner of women.
And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, there. Baying, After I am waxed old shall I have 31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken pleasure, my lord being old also ?
upon me to speak unto the LORD: Perad13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, venture there shall be twenty found there. Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying. Shall And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's I of a surely bear a child, which am old. sake.
14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? 32 And he said, Oh, let not the LORD be At the time appointed I will return unto angry, and I will speak yet but this once : thee, according to the time of life, and Peradventure ten shall be found there. And Sarah shall have a son.
he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake. 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed 33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as not: for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; he had left communing with Abraham: and but thou didst laugh.
Abraham returned unto his place. 16 And the men rose up from thence, and
CHAP. XIX. looked toward Sodom; and Abraham went
to a: with them, to bring them on the way:
even ; and Lol sat in the gate of So179 And the Lord said, Shall I hide from dom: and Lot, seeing them, rose up to meet Abraham that thing which I do ;
them; and he bowed himself with his face 18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely be toward the ground: come a great and mighty nation, and alll.12 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn the nations of the earth shall be blessed in in, I pray you. into your servant's house, and hiin?
tarry all night, and wash your feet, and yo 19 For I know him, that he will command shal rise up early, and go on your ways. his children, and his household after him. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in and they shall keep the way of the LORD, 10 the street all night. do justice and judgment; that the Lord may 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and bring upon Abraham that which he hath they turned in unto him, and entered into his spoken of him.
house; and he made them a feast, and did 20 And the Lord said, Because the cry of bake unleavened bread, and they did eat Sodoin and Gomorrah is great and because 49 But, before they lay down, the men of their sin is very grievous,
the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed 21 | will go down now, land see whether the house round, both old and young, all the they have done altogether according to the people from every quarter. cry of it, which is coine unto me, and if 5. And they called unto Lot, and said unto not, I will know,
him, Where are the men which came in to 22 And the men turned their faces from thee this night? bring them out unto us, thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abra- that we may know them. ham stood yet before the LORD.
6 And Lot went out at the door unto 23 || And Abraham drew near, and said, them, and shut the door after vim, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not the wicked?
so wickedly. 94 Peradventure there be fifty righteous 8 Behold now, I have two daughters within the city: wilt thou also destroy and which have not known man; let me, I pray not spare the place for the fifty righteous you bring them out unto you, and do that are therein?
them as is good in your eyes: only unto hese 25 That be far from thee to do after this men do nothing; for therefore came they manner, to slay the righteous with the wick- under the shadow of my roof. ed; and that the righteous should be as the 9 And they said, Stand back. And they wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not said again, This one fellow came in tu sothe Judge of all the earth do right? journ, and he will needs be a judge: now
26 And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom will we deal worse with thee than with them. fifty righteous within the city, then I will And they pressed sore upon the man, even spare all the place for their sakes.
came near to break the door. 7 And Abraham answered and said, Be- 10 But the men put forth their hand, and hold now, I have taken upon me to speak un- pulled Lot into the house to them, and clue to the Lord), which am but dust and asties: to the door.