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11 And they smote the men that were at 29 And it came to pass, when God de the door of the house with blindness, both stroyed the cities of the plain, that God resmall and great; so that they wearied them- membered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the selves to find the door.
midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew 12 1 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou the
cities in the which Lot dwelt. here any besides. son-in-law, and thy sons,. 30 ! And Lot went up out of Zoar, and and thy daughters, and whatsoever thóų hasi dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughiin the city, bring them out of this place :) ters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar:
13 For we will destroy this place because and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two the cry of them is waxen great before the daughters. face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent 31 And the first-born said unto the us to destroy it.
younger, Our father is old, and there is not 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his a man in the earth to come in unto us after sons-in-law, which married his daughters, the manner of all the earth : and said, Up, get ye out of this place; for the 32 Come, let us make our father drink LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed wine, and we will lie with him, that we may as one that mocked unto his sons-in-law. preserve seed of our father.
15 | And when the morning arose, then 33 And they made their father drink the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take wine that night: and the first-born went thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are in, and lay with her father; and he perhere ; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity ceived not when she lay down, nor when of the city;
she arose. 16 And, while he lingered, the men laid 34 And it came to pass on the morrow, tha: hold upon his band, and upon the hand of the first-born said unto the younger, Behold, bis wife, and upon the hand of his two I lay yesternight with my father: let us make daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him drink wine this night also ; and go thou him, and they brought bim forth, and set in, and lie with him, that we may preserve him without the city.
seed of our father. 17 And it came to pass, when they had 35 And they made their father drink wine brought them forth abroad, that he said, that night also : and the younger arose, and Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, lay with him; and he perceived not when neither stay thou in all the plain : escape to she lay down, nor when she arose. the nountain, lest thou be consumed. 36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot
18 And Lot said unto them, Oh! not so, with child by their father. my Lord.
37 And thie first-born bare a son, and called 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found his name Moab: the same is the father of the grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified Moabites unto this day. thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me 38 And the younger, she also bare a son, in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die. the father of the children of Ammon unto
20 Behold now, this city is near to flee this day. unto, and it is a little one: Oh ! let me escape
CHAP. XX. thither, is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
ND Abraham journeyed from thence 21 And he said unto him, See, I have ac- between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned cepted thee concerning this thing ako, that in Gerar. I will not overthrow this city, for the which 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, thou hast spoken.
She is my sister : and Abimelech king of Ge. 42 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot rar sent and took Saralı. do any thing till thou be come thither : there- 3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream fore the name of the city was called Zoar. by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art
23/The sun was risen upon the earth when but a dead man, for the woman which thou Lot entered into Zoar.)
hast taken ; for she is a man's wife. 24 | Then the LORD rained upon Sodom 4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay also a the LORD out of heaven.
righteous nation? 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all 5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister ? the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and she, even she berself said, He is my hroand that which grew upon the ground. ther. In the integrity of my lieart, and in
26 I But his wife looked back from behind nocency of my hands, have 1 done this. him, and she became a pillar of salt.
6 And God said unto him in a dream, 27 [ And Abraham gat up early in the Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integmorning to the place where he stocad before rity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee the LORD.
from sinning against me: therefore suffered 29 And he looked toward Sodom and Go. I thee not to touch her. morrah, and toward all the land of the plain, 7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; and belield, and lo, the smoke of the country for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for went up as the smoke of a furnace. thee, and thou shalı live: and if thout
her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, 9 9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the thou, and all that are thine.
Egyptian, which she had born unto Abra8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the ham, mocking. morning, and called all his servants, and told 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, all these things in their ears : and the men Cast out this bond-woman and her son : for were sore afraid.
the son of this bond-woman shall not be heir 9 1 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and with my son, even with Isaac. said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? 11 And the thing was very grievous in and what have I offended thee, that thou hast Abraham's sight because of his son. brought on me and on my kingdom a great 12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it sin ? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not be grievous in thy sight hecause of the not to be done.
lad, and because of thy boud-woman; in all 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto What sawest thou, that thou hast done this ber voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be thing?
called. 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, 13 And also of the son of the bond-woman Surely the fear of God is not in this place; will I make a nation, because he is thy seed. and they will slay me for my wife's sake. 14 And Abraham rose up carly in the
12 And yet indeed she is my sister : she is morning, and took bread and a bottle of the daughter of my father, but not the daugh- water, and gave it unto Hagar, (putting it ter of my mother, and she became my wife. on her shoulder,) and the child, and sent her
13 And it came to pass, when God caused away: and she departed, and wandered in me to wander from my father's house, that the wilderness of Peer-sheba. I said unto her, This is thy kindness which 15 | And the water was spent in the botthou shalt shew unto me; at every place ile, and she cast the child under one of the whither we shall come, say of me, He is my shrubs. brother.
16 And she went, and sat her down over 14 1 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, against him a good way off, as it were a bowand men-servants, and women-servants, and shot; for she said, Let me not see the death gave them unto Abraham, and restored him of the child. And she sat over against him, Sarah his wife.
and lifted up her voice, and wept. 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land 17 And God heard the voice of the lad. is before thee : dwell where it pleaseth thee. and the angel of God called to Hagar out of
16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: Hagar fear not; for God bath heard the Behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, voice of the lad where he is. unto all that are with thee, and with all other. 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in Thus she was reproved.
thine hand, for I will make him a great na17 1 So Abraham prayed unto God: and tion. God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his 19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw maid-servants; and they bare children. a well of water: and she went and filled the
18 For the LORD had fast closed up all bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. the wombs of the house of Abimelech be- 20 And God was with the lad; and he cause of Sarah, Abraham's wife.
grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and beCHAP. XXI.
came an archer. ND the LORD visited Sarah as he had 21 And dwelt in the wilderness Pahe had spoken.
the land of Egypt 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abra- 22 1 And it came to pass at that time, that ham a son in his old age, at the set time of Abimelech, and Phichol the chief captain of which God had spoken to him.
his host, spake unto Abraham, saying, God 3 And Abraham called the name of his son is with thee in all that thou doest. that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to 23 Now therefore swear unto me here by him, Isaac
God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, por with my son, nor with my son's son: but being eight days old, as God had command- according to the kindness that I have done ed him.
unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the 5 And Abraham was an hundred years land wherein thou hast sojourned. old when his son Isaac was born unto him. 24 And Abraham said, I will swear.
6 1 And Sarah said, God hath made me tu 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. because of a well of water, which Abimelech's
1 And she said, Who would have said unto servants had violently taken away. Abraham, that Sarah should have given chil- 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who dren suck ? for I have born him a son in his hath done this thing: neith didst thou tell
me, neither.yet heard I of it, but to-day. 8 And the child grew, and was weaned: 47 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and Abraham made a great feast the same and gave them unto Abimelech: and both day that Isaac was weaned.
lof them made a covenant,
93 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and the flock by themselves.
looked, and behold, behind him a ram 2 And Abimelech said unto Abrahan, caught in a thicket hy his horns: and AbraWbat mean these seven ewe-lambs, which ham went and took the rain, and offered him thoa bast set by themselves?
up for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son. 30 And he said, For these seven ewe-lambs 14 And Abraham called the name of that shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be place Jehovah-jireh. as it is said to this day, &witness unto me that I have digged this well. In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.
31 Wherefore he called that place Beer-she- 15 | And the angel of the LORD called un. ba; because there they sware both of them. to Abrahain nut of heaven the second time,
32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer- 16 And said, By myself have I sword, sbeba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol saith the LORD ; for because thou bast done the chief captain of his host, and they return this thing, and last not with lield thy son, ed into the land of the Philistines.
thine only son : 33 ! And Abraham planted a grove in 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the the LORD, the everlasting God.
stars of the heaven and as the sand which is 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Phili- upon the sea-shore ; and thy seed shall pos. stines' land many days.
sess the gare of his enemies: CHAP. XXII.
13 And in thy seed shall all the nations of ND it came to pass after these things, the earth be blessed , because thou hast obeyunto him, Abraham. "And he said, Behvid, 1. So Abraham returned unto his young here I am.
men, and they rose up, and went together 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine to Beer-sheba, and Abraham dwelt at Beeronly son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get sheba. thee into the land of Morah; and offer him 09 And it came to pass after these things, there for a burnt-offering upon one of the that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, mountains which I will tell thee of. Milcah, she bath also horn children unto uay
31 And Abraham rose up early in the brother Nahor ; morning, and saddled bis ass, and took two 21 Haz his first-born, and Buz his brother, of bis young men with him, and Isaac bis and Kemuel the father of Aram, son, and clave the wood for the burnt-offer- 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, ing, and rose up, and went unto the place of and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. which God had told him.
3 And Bethuelbegat Rebekah: these eight 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted Milcah did hace to Nahor, Abraham's brother. up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 4 And bis concubine, whose name was
5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Reumah, she bare ako Tebals, and Gaham, Abide ye here with the ass, and I and the and Thahash, and viaachah. lad will go yonder and worship, and come
CHAP. XXIII. ngain to you.
ND Saran was an hundred and seven burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his years of the life of Sarah. son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a 7 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba , the knife : and they went both of them together. same is Hebron in the land of'(anaan: and
7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his fa-Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to ther, and said, My father and he said, Here weep for her. am 1, my son. And he said, Behold the fire 31 And Abraham stood up from before his and the wood; but where is the lamb for a dead and spake unto the suns of Heth, saying, burnt-offering?
41 am a stranger and a sojourner with 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will you give me a possession of a burying-place provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offering with you, that I may bury my dead out of so they went both of them together. my sight.
9 And they came to the place which God 5 And the children of Heth answered had told him of: and Abraham built an al- Abraham, saying unto him, tar there, and laid the wood in order; and 1. Hear us, my lord : thou art a mighty bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the al-prince among us ; in the choice of our se tar upon the wood
pulchres bury thy dead: none of us shal} 10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that and took the knife to slay his son.
thou mayest bury thy dead. 11 f And the angel of the LORD called un- 7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed him. to him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, self to the people of the land, event to the Abraham! and he said, Here am I. children of Heth.
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon ! And he communed with them, saying, the lad, neither do thou any thing unso him: If it be your mind that I should bury my for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing dead out of my sight, hear ore, and weptreat thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only for me to Ephron the son of Zobar, son, from me.
| 9 That he inay give me the cave os
Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware end of his field for as much money as it is thou that thou bring not my son thither again. worth he shall give it me, for a possession of 7 The LORD God of heaven, which took a burying-place among you.
me from my father's house, and from the 10 And Ephron dwelt among we children land of my kindred, and which spake unto of Heth And Ephron the Hittite answered me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto Abraham in the audience of the children of thy reed will I give this land; he shall send Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a his city, saying,
wife unto my son from thence. 11 Nay, my lord, hear me : the field give 8 And if the woman will not be willing to I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this thee ; in the presence of the sons of my my oath: only bring not my son thither again. people give I it thee: bury thy dead. 9 And the servant put his hand under the
12 And Abraham bowed down himself thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to before the people of the land.
him concerning that matter. 13 And he spake unto Ephron, in the au- 10 And the servant took ten camels, of dience of the people of the land, saying, But the camels of his master, and departed; (for ifthou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me : all the goods of his master* were in his I will give thee money for the field ; take it hand;) and he arose, and went to Mesopoof me, and I will bury my dead there. tamia, unto the city of Nahor.
14 And Ephron answered Abraham, say- 1 And he made his camels to kneel down ing unto him,
without the city by a well of water, at the 15 My lord, hearken unto me. the land time of the evening, even the time that wois worth four hundred shekels of silver ; what men go out to draw water. is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore 10 And he said, O LORD God of my thy dead.
master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good 16 And Abrabam hearkened unto Ephron; speed this day, and shew kindness unto my and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, master Abraham. which he had named in the audience of the 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of wasons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, ter; and the daughters of the men of tho current money with the merchant.
city come out to draw water : 17 And the field of Ephron, which was 14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the to whom I shall say, Lei down thy pitcher, field, and the cave which was therein, and I pray thee, that I may drink ; and she shall all the trees that were in the field, that were say, Drink; and I will give thy, camel in all the borders round about, were made drink also : let the same be she that thou sure
hast appointed for thy servant Isaac ; and 18 Unto Abraham for a possession, in the thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed presence of the children of Heth, before all kindness unto my master. that went in at the gate of his city.
15 1 And it came to pass, before he had 19 1 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah cains his wife in the cave of the field of Machpe- out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, lah, before Mamre : the same is Hebron in the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with the land of Canaan.
her pitcher upon her shoulder.. 20 And the field, and the cave that is there- 16 And the damsel was very fair to look in, were made sure unto Abraham, for a pos- upon, a virgin; neither had any man known session of a burying-place, by the sons of her: and she went down to the well, and Helh.
filled her pitcher, and came up. CHAP. XXIV.
17 And the servant ran to meet her, and ND Abraham was old, and well stricken said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little wa
in age : and the LORD had blessed ter of thy pitcher. Abranam in all things.
18 And she said, Drink, my lord : and 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon of his house, that ruled over all that he had, her hand, and gave him drink. Put, I pray thee, thy band under my thigh; 19 And when she had done giving him
3 And I will make thee swear by the drink, she said, I will draw water for thy Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of camels also, until they have done drinking. the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife un- 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher to my son of the daughters of the Canaan- into the trough, and ran again unto the well ites, among whom I dwell :
to draw water, and drew for all his camels. 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and 21 And the man, wondering at her, held to my kindred, and take a wife unto my his peace, to wit whether the LORD had son Isaac.
made his journey prosperous or not. 5 And the servant said unto him, Perad- 22 11 And it came to pass, as the camels venture the woman will not be willing to had done drinking, that the man took a golfollow me unto this land : must I needs bring den ear-ring of ball a shekel weight, and iwo thy son again unto the land from whence bracelets for her bands of ten shekels weight thou camest?
23 And said, Whose daughter art thou ? if now thou do prosper my way which I go : tell me, I pray thee. Is there room in thy 43 Behold, I'stand by the well of water ; father's house for us to lodge in ?
and it shall come to pass. that when the vir24 And she said unto him, I am the daugh-Igin cometh forth to draw water, and I say ter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water bare unto Nahor.
of thy pitcher to drink; 95 She said, moreover, unto him, We 14 And she say to me, Both drink thou, have both straw and provender enough, and and I will also draw for thy camels : let the room to lodge in.
same be the woman whom the LORD hath 2 And the man bowed down his bead, appointed out for my master's son. and worshipped the LORD.
15 And before I had done speaking in 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God mine heart. Behold, Rebekah came forth of my master Abraham, who hath not left with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she destitute my master of his mercy and his went down unto the well, and drew water; truth : I being in the way, the Lord led me and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray to the house of my master's brethren.
thee. 28. And the damsel ran, and told them of 46 And she made haste, and let down her her mother's house these things.
pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink; 29 1 And Rebekah had a brother, and and I will give thy camels drink also . so I his name was Laban : and Laban ran out drank, and she made the camels drink also. unto the man, unto the well.
47 And I asked her, and said, Whose 30 And it came to pass, when he saw the daughter art thou? And she said. The daugh. ear-ring, and bracelets upon his sister's ter of Bethuel, Nabor's son, whom Micah hands, and when he heard the words of Re- bare unto him : and I put the ear-ring upon bekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man her face, and the bracelets upon her hands. unto ine; that he came unto the man : and 48 And I bowed down my head, and worbehold, he stood by the camels at the well. shipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD
31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of God of my master Abraham, which had led the LORD; wherefore standest thou without me in the right way, to take my master for I have prepared the house, and room for brother's daughter unto his son. the camels.
49 And now, if ye will deal kindly and 32 And the man came into the house : truly with my master, tell me, and if not, and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw tell me ; that I may turn to the right hand, and provender for the camels, and water to or to the left. wash his feet, and the men's feet that were 50 | Then Laban and Bethuel answered with bim
and said, The thing proceedeth from the 33 And there was set meat before him to LORD ; we cannot speak unto thee bad or eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have good. told mine errand. And he said, Speak on. 51 Behold, Rebekab is before thee, take 34 1 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. her, and go, and let her be thy master's
35 And the LORD hath blessed my master son's wife, as the Lord hath spoken. greatly, and he is become great: and he hath 52 And it came to pass, that, when Abragiven him flocks and herds, and silver and ham's servant heard their words, he worship. gold, and men-servants, and maid-servants, ped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth. and camels, and asses.
53 And the servant brought forth jewels of 36 And Sarah, my master's wife, bare a silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and son to my master when she was old; and un- gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her to him hath he given all that he hath. brother and to her mother precious tbings.
37 And my master made me swear, say- 54 And they did eat and drink, he and the ing, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of men that were with him, and tarried all the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose night and they rose up in the morning; land I dwell :
and he said, Send me away unto my master. 38 But thou shalt go unto my father's 55 And her brother and her mother said, house, and to my kindred, and take a wife Let the damsel abide with us a few days, ai unto my son.
the least ten; after that she shall go. 39 And I said unto my master, Perad- 56 And he said unto them, Hinđer me not, venture the woman will not follow me. seeing the LORD hath prospered my way;
40 And be said unto me, The Lord, be- send ine away, that I may go to my master. fore whom I walk, will send his angel with 57 And they said, We will call the damsel, thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt and enquire at her mouth. take a wife for my son of my kindred, and 58 And they called Rebekah, and said of my father's house.
unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And 41 Then shalt thou be clear from this my she said, I will go. oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and 59 And they sent away Rebekah their sis. if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear ter, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, from my oath.
and his men. 42 And I came this day unto the well, and 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said ry said, O LORD God of my master Abrahamn, her, Thou art our sister; be thou then