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12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee years, and begat Sa ah. shail all families of the earth be blessed.
13 And Arphaxad lived, after he begat 4 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 when le departed out of Haran.
14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber.
15 And Salah lived, after he begat Eber, our hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
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 #ons and daughters.
5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
61 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the
18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and be-land. gat Reu.
19 And Peleg lived, after he pegat Reu, two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
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.
7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he au altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his teat, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai or the east; and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.
9 And Abram journeyed, going on still to
22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor. 23 And Serug lived, after he begat Na-wards the south. hor, two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
24 And Nalior lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terali.
25 And Naher lived, after he begat Terah, an hundred and nineteen years, and begai sons and daughters.
26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nal r, and Haran.
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 wife, Behold now, i know that thou urt a fair woman to look upon:
12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall 27 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. Harun; 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 Nahor took them wives: Abram was come into Egypt, the Egypthe name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and tians beheld the woman, that she was very the name of Nal.or's wife Milcah, the daugh-fair.
ter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the i5 The princes also of Pharaoh saw father of Iscoin. her, and coinmended her before Pharaoh; 30 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 Ur asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, of the Chaidees, to go into the land of and she-asses, and camels. 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 Maren.
the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy fail.er's house, unto a land that i will shew thee:
And I will incie of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name) great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues, because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
18 And Pharaoh called Abram, ard said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife.
19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wite: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.
20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, his wife,and all that he had.
Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Ti
Lot with 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 Lad been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai;
4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: anl there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.
6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle. And the Canaanue and the Perizzite dwelt then in the land.
8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdinen; for we be brethren.
9 Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right, or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
2 That these maoe war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zebojim, 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 tne Rephaims in Ashteroth Kar naim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh-Kiriathaim.
6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, un to 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 dwell in Hazezon-tamar.
3 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.
10 And the vale of Siddim was full of 101 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld slime-pits; and the kings of Sodom and Go all the plain of Jordan, that it was well wa-morrali fied, 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 went their way.
comest unto Zoar.
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 theniscives the one from the and departed.
12 Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan; and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
13 But the men of Sodoin were wicked, and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated froin Lim, lift up now thine eyes, and lock 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 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 will give it unto thee.
18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mante, whe is in Hebron, and built there an altar uno the LORD.
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 uato 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 his return from the slaughIter 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
ND it came to pass, in the days of Am-be Abram of the most high God, possessor of
20 And blessed be the most high God, which 16 But in the fourth generation they ha hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full. And he gave him tithes of all.
17 And it came to pass, that when the
And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that goods to thyself.
22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, passed between those pieces. 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 me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre, let them take their portion. CHAP. XV.
18 In that same day the LORD made a co venant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seer have I given this land, from the river of Egypt vuto the great river, the river Euphrates:
19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
20 And the Hittites, and the Perizziteš, and the Rephaims,
21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, CHAP. XVI. and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
AFTER these things the word of the NOW Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no
LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Da
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 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.
children; and she had an handmaid, an 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, Egyptian, whose naine was Hagar. the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: And pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. 3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar ber Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. maid, the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt her to her husband Abram to be his wife. ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave
4. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her
5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong
5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy besom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the stars, if thou be able to number them. he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy 6 And he believed in the LORD; and he LORD judge between me and thee. counted it to him for righteousness. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth she fled from her face. thee.
7 ¶ And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaidees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
8 And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.
10 And he tock unto him all these, and
11 And when the fowls came down upon
13 And he said unto Abram, Know of
14 And also that nation, whom they shall
15 And thou shalt goto thy fathers in peace;
7 ¶ And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, hy the fountain in the way to Shur.
8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maia, 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. under her hands. Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself
10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, 11 And the angel of the LORD said unto that it shall not be numbered for multitude, her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. ll be against every man, and every man's Lagainst him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for that seeth me? she said, Have I also here looked after him
14 Wherefore the well was called Beer-laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child hai-roi: behold, it is between Kadesh and be born unto him that is an hundred years Bcred. old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years
15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and old, bear? Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
16 And Abram was fourscore and six years fold, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram. CHAP. XVII.
ND when Abram was ninety and nine, the LORD appeared t nd said unto him, I am the Almighty God: alk before me, and be thou perfect.
18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall 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
20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee; Behold, I have blessed him, and will make And I will make my covenant between him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedme and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly: twelve princes shall he beget; and ingly. I will make him a great nation.
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.
51 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraban: for a father of many nations have
6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
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¶ 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 the men of Abraham's house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the self-same day, as God had said unto him.
7 And I will establish my covenant be- 24 And Abraham was ninety years old veen 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.
mant, 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. Beed after thee, the land wherein thou art a 26 In the self-same day was Abraham cirstranger, all the land of Canaan, for an ever-cumcised, and Ishmael his son; lasting possession; and I will be their God., 27 And all the men of his house, born in 91 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.
10 This is my covenant, which ye shall
CHAP. XVIII. ·
keep, between me and you, and thy seed AND the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the after thee; Every man-child among you shall tent-door in the heat of the day; be circumcised.
2 And he lifted 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 token of the he saw them, he ran to meet them from the covenant betwixt me and you. tent-door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man-child in 3 And said, 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 fetch 13 He that is born in thy house, and heled, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves that is bought with thy money, naust 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 his foreskin is not circum-servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast cised, that soul shall be cut off from his said. people; he hath broken my covenant.
6 And Abraham hastened into the tent
15 And God said unto Abraham, As for unto 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 dress it shall be of her. And he took butter and milk, and the 17 Then Abraham fell upon his face. and calf which he had dressed, and set it before
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 9 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 he said, I will certainly return 29 And he spake unto him 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 unto him, Oh let not the 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were oid 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 inanner of women. And he said, I will not do it, if I find tlärt there.
12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shali I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
31 And he said, Behold now, I have upon me to speak unto the LORD: venture there shall be twenty found there And he said, I wili not destroy it for twenty's
13 And the LORD said unto Abraham. Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, whicu am old? sake. 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not: for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
16 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 from Abraham that thing which I do;
13 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in
19 For I know him, that he will command his children, and his household after him; and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justive and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
32 And he said, Oh, let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure 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 ieft communing with Abraham · and Abraham returned unto his place. CHAP. XIX.
AND 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 20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. Sodom and Gomorrah is great,and because their sin is very grievous,
4 But, before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed 21 I will go down now, and see whether the house round, both old and young, ali the they have done altogether according to the people from every quarter. ery of it, which is come unto me; and
not, I will know.
5 And they called unto Let, and said unto 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: out Abra-that we inay know them.
ham stood yet before the LORD.
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?
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, have two daughters which have not known man; let me, pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these 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, Tins one fellow came in to 30the 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. Lot, and came near to break the door.
27 And Abrahamn answered and said, Be- 10 But the mea put forth their band, and hold now, I have taken upon me to speak un-pulled Lot into the house to them, and shu to the LORD, which am but dust and ashes: to the door.