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The battle of four kings

even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. 12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and 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 Lond, exceedingly. 14 || And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, List up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, , northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: 15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for eyer. 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. 18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LoRn. CHAP. XIV. ANP it came to pass, in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations; * That their made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. 3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. 4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer,and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. 5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, 6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness. 7. And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezontamar. - 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 the jo battle with them in the vale of §: dim; 9 With Chedoraomer the king of Elam,


against five. raphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of #. four kings with five. goo 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slime-pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there: and they that remained fled to the mountain. 11 And they took all the goods of S5dom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way. 12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. 13 || And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew ; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram. --" " 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 the king of Sodom went out to meet him (after iis return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him) at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale. 18 . And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the Most High God. 19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the Most High God, possessor of heaven and earth : 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 me the persons, and take the g". to thyself. 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up mine hand unto the Lord, the Most High God, the possessor of heaven and earth, 23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoe-latchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest, thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich : 24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with ine, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let then take their portion. CHAP. XV. FTER these things the word of the Lond came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield,

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f And Abram said, Lord GoD, what wilt thou give une, seeing I go childless, ind the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus 2 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and lo, one born in my house is mine heir. 4 And behold, the word of the Lord come unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth cutof 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. 5 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. & And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it 2 9 And he said unto him, Take me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years of: and a ram of three years cid, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon. 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 borror of great darkness fell upon him. 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 14 '...?also that nation whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. 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. 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 those pieces. 18. In that same day the LoRD made a tovenant with Abram, o; Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: 19. The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaantes, and the Girgashites, and the JebuLutzo.

CHAP. XVI, XVII. Hagar flees from Sarai. '

CHAP. XVI. No. Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no children: and she had a handmaid, an Poio whose name was Hagar. 2, And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold, now, the Lond hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee go in unto m maid; it may be that I may obtain chis. dren by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. 3.And Sarai,Abram's wife,took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his .#. 4 Ti And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LoRDjudge between me and thee. 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 thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. 10 And the o of the Lord said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. 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 Load hath heard thy affliction. 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and o man's hand against him ; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. 13 And she called the name of the Load that spake unto her, Thou God seest me : for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me? 14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered. 15 is 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. * CHAP. XVII.

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Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

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 fruitsul, and I will make nations of thee; and kings shall come out of thee.

7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed aster thee, in their generations, for an everlasting covenant; to be a God unto thee,and to thy seed after thee.

8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an §asins possession; and I will be their

od. 9 || And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seedasterthee, in their generations. 10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep,between me and you, and thy seed after thee; Every man-child among you shall be circumcised. 11 And ye shali circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you. 12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every manchild in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. 13. He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. 14 And the uncircumcise whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant. 15 "I And God said unto Abraham, As

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16 And I will bless her, and É. thee] unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly less her, three measures of fine meal, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings|and make cakes upon the hearth.

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19 And God said, Sarah thy wise shall ro. bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac : and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. or a 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard o thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and “” will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly: twelve princes shals he beget, and I will make 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. 1: ... 23 T And Abraham took Ishmael his of . son, and all that were born in his house,

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every male among the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin, in the self-same day, as God had : said unto him. 24 And Abraham was ninety years old ... and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen sits. years old, when he was circumcised in . . . . the flesh of his foreskin.

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to , 26 In the self-same day was Abraham o circumcised, and Ishmael his son; so 27 And all the men of his house, born . . in the house, and bought with money of . the stranger, were circumcised with {i. +. CHAP. XVIII. A\}. the LoRD appeared unto him in \ the plains of Mamre: and he sat in -.' the tent-door in the heat of the day;

2 And he listed up his eyes and looked, ". and lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent-door, and bowed himself toward the ground, * : 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I o thee, from thy servant : 4 Let a little water, o you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest

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Destruction of Sodom revealed: CHAP.

3 * And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife 2 And he said, Behold, in he tent. 10 And he said, I will certainly return into thee according to the time of life ; and lo, Sarah thy, wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent-door, which røs behind him. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of * 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, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which an old 7 14 Is any thing too hard for the LoRD ! At the time appointed I will return unto tee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for slie was afraid. And he said, May ; but thou didst laugh. ió And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way. 17 " And the Lord said, Shall I hide iron Abraham that thing which I do ; 18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely Herome a great and . nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him 7 13 For I know him, that he will comrand his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Loop, to do justice and judgment; that the LoBD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. 20 And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and becarse their sin is very grievous, 21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the roy of it, which is come unto me ; and if ot, I will know. 22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom : but Abraham stood yet before the Lord. 23 T And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked 2 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city : wilt thou ... estroy of not spare the place for the fifty right*Is that are therein 7 25 That be far from thee to do after to manner, to slay the righteous with the *cked; and that the righteous should be * the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall at the Judge of all the earth do right 2 25 And the LoRD said, If I find in So*sa fifty righteous within the city, then I

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XIX. .Abraham antercedes for it.

27, And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lond, which am but dust and ashes: 28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous : wilt thou destro all the city for lack of five 2 And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. 29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be for3. found there. And he said, I will not o 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 me to speak unto the Lord : Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake. 32 And he said, Oh, let not the Lord

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Once : adventure ten shall be found
there. And he said, I will not destroy it
for ten’s sake.
33 And the Lord went his way, as soon
as he had left communing with Abraham :
and Abraham returned unto his place.
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, my 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.
3 And he pressed upon them greatly ;
and they turned in unto him, and entered
into his house; and he made them a feast,
and did bake unleavened bread, and they
did eat.
4 Ti But before they lay down, the men
of the city, even the men of Sodom, com-
passed the house round, both old and
young, all the people from every quarter:
5 And they called unto Lot, and said
unto him, W. are the men which came
in to thee this night ! bring them out unto
us, that we may know them.
6 And lot went out at the door unto
them, and shut the door after him,
7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do
not so wickedly.
8 Behold now, I have two daughters
which have not known man; let me, I
ray you, bring them out unto you, and
o, ye to them as is good in your eyes:
only unto these * do nothing ; for

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therefore came they under the shadow of
my roof.
9 And they said, Stand back. And
they said again, This one fellow came in
to sojourn, and he will needs be *:::::: :
Now will we deal worse with thee than
with them. And they pressed sore upon
the man, even Lot, and came near to break
the door.
10. But the men put forth their hand,
and pulled 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 wea-
ried themselves to find the door.
12 TT And the men said unto Lot, Hast
thou here any besides 2 son-in-law, and
thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatso-
ever thou hast in the city, bring them out
of this place :
13 For we will destroy this place, be-
cause the cry of them is waxen §. be-
fore the face of the Lord ; and the Lord
hath sent us to destroy it.
14 And Lot went out, and spake unto
his sons-in-law, which married his daugh-
ters, and said, Up, §: you out of this
lace; for the Lord will destroy this city:
t he seemed as one that mocked unto
his sons-in-law.
15 T And when the morning arose,
then the *. hastened Lot, saying,
Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daugh.
ters which are here ; lest thou be consum-
ed 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.
17 And it came to pass, when they had
brought them forth abroad, that he said,
Escape for o life: look not behind thee,
neither stay thou in all the plain : escape
to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so,
my Lord :
19 Behold now, thy servant hath found
#. in thy sight, and thou hast magni-
d thy mercy, which thou hast shewed
unto me in saving my life; and I cannot
escape to the mountain, lest some evil
take me, and I die :
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 2)

and *; soul shall live.
21 And he said unto him, See, I have
accepted thee concerning this thing also,

that F. not overthrow this city, for the
which thou hast spoken.
22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I

GENESIS. Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed.

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thither: therefore the name of the city
was called Zoar. *

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

24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;

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

** * * , of themidstof the overthrow, when he over- **** threw the cities in the which Lot dwelt. o' 30 T And Lot went up out of Zoar, and onto dwelt in the mountain, and his two daugh- to ters with him ; for he feared to dwell in to Zoar; and he dwelt in a cave, he, and *- : his two daughters. -*** 31 T And the first-born said unto the on younger, Our father is old, and there is on. not a man in the carth to come in unto us oo after the manner of all the earth : Wł. 32 Come, let us make our father drinko. wine, and we will lie with him, that we so, may preserve seed of our father. **'t § And they made their father drinkos, wine that night; and the first-born went is, in, and lay with her father; and he per-oss. ceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. 34, And it came to pass on the morrow, that the first-born said unto the younger. S. Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make # drink wine this ni also; and go thou in, and lie with him, .. that we may preserve seed of our father. . 35 And they made their father drink wine that night also : and the young arose, and lay with him ; and he perceiv-, of ed not when she lay down, nor when she . arose. --. 86 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. o 37 And the first-born bare a son, and called his name Moab : the same is the father of the Moabites unto this o: * 38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Ben-ammi : the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day. o P. XX

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