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Abram goeth into Egypt. CHAP. XIII, XIV. Abram and Lot separate. 9 And Abram journeyed, going on still thee, and between my herdmen and thy toward the south. herdmen; for we be brethren.
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 art a fair woman to look upon:
12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
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,
13 But the men of Sodom were wicked
14 And it came to pass, that when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians and pitched his tent toward Sodom. beheld the woman that she was very fair. 15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw and sinners before the LORD, exceedingly. her, and commended her before Pharaoh: 14 And the LORD said unto Abram, and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's after that Lot was separated from him, Lift house. 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 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.
16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and heasses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and she-asses, and camels.
17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.
18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: 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 all that had.
AND Abram went up out of Egypt, he,
and his wife, Lot with him, into the south. 2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
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.
10 ¶ And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai;
4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
AND it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam,
and Tidal king of nations;
that he and 2 That these 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.
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 LORD.
8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and
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 Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.
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 land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness. 7 And they returned, and came to En
7 And there was a strife between the mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herd-country of the Amalekites, and also the men of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar. the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
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
The battle of the kings. GENESIS. Abram is justified by faith. king of Bela, (the same is Zoar;) and they saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, joined battle with them in the vale of Sid- and thy exceeding great reward. dim;
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.
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 Damascus ?
3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and lo, one born in my
10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slime-pits; and the kings of Sodom and Go-house is mine heir. morrah fled, and fell there: and they that 4 ¶ And behold, the word of the LORD remained fled to the mountain. 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.
11 And they took all the goods of Sodom 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.
5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
6¶ And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
7¶ And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
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 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, deep sleep fell upon Abram: and lo, an horror 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 And 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 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 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 goods 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 passed between those pieces. and earth,
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
18 In the same day the LORD made a
23 That I will not take from a thread covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy even to a shoe-latchet, and that I will not seed have I given this land, from the river take any thing that is thine, lest thou of Egypt unto the great river, the river Eushouldest 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.
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 Canaan
AFTER these things the word of the ites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebu̟
LORD came unto in a vision,
Hagar flees from Sarai.
me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
TOW Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold, 4 As for me, behold my covenant is with now, the LORD hath restrained me from thee, and thou shalt be a father of many bearing: I pray thee go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. 5 ¶ Neither shall thy name any more be And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. called Abram, but thy name shall be Abra
3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her ham; for a father of many nations have I maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt made thee. ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee; and kings shall come out of thee.
4¶ And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their generations, for an everlasting covenant; to be a God unto thee and to thy seed after thee.
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 LORD judge between me and 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 everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it 9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hard-shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and ly with her, she fled from her face. thy seed after thee, in their generations.
7 And the angel of the LORD found 10 This is my covenant, which ye shall her by a fountain of water in the wilder- keep between me and you and thy seed ness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. after thee; Every man-child among you shall be circumcised.
8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of thou go? And she said, I flee from the face your foreskin; and it shall be a token of of my mistress Sarai. the covenant betwixt me and you.
CHAP. XVI, XVII.
9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man-child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.
10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. 13 He that is born in thy house, and he 11 And the angel of the LORD said unto that is bought with thy money, must needs her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt be circumcised and my covenant shall be bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. 14 And the uncircumcised man-child,
12 And he will be a wild man; his hand whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumwill be against every man, and every man's cised, that soul shall be cut off from his hand against him; and he shall dwell in people; he hath broken my covenant. the presence of all his brethren.
13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?
15 ¶ And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
16 And I will bless her, and give thee son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall
15¶ And Hagar bare Abram a son and Abram called his son's name, which a child be born unto him that is an hundred Hagar bare, Ishmael. years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?
16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram. CHAP. XVII.
18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall
AND when Abram was ninety years old bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call
and nine, the to his name will establish my Abram, and said unto him, I am the Al- covenant with him for an everlasting covemighty God; walk before me, and be thou nant, and with his seed after him. perfect. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard 2 And I will make my covenant between thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will
Abraham entertaineth angels.
GENESIS. Destruction of Sodom revealed. make him fruitful, and will multiply him and well stricken in age; and it ceased to exceedingly: twelve princes shall he beget, be with Sarah after the manner of women. 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herand I will make him a great nation. 21 But my covenant will I establish with self, saying, After I am waxed old shall I Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto thee at have pleasure, my lord being old also? this set time in the next year.
13 And the LORD said unto Abraham,
22 And he left off talking with him, and Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shalĺ I of a surety bear a child, which am old? God went up from Abraham. 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? 23 ¶ And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and At the time appointed I will return unto all that were bought with his money, every thee, according to the time of life, and male among the men of Abraham's house; Sarah shall have a son.
and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin, in the self-same day, as God had said unto him.
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;
26 In the self-same day was Abraham circumcised and Ishmael his son.
18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
27 And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him. CHAP. XVIII.
19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the AND the LORD appeared unto him in LORD, to do justice and judgment; that
the plains of he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
LORD may bring upon which he hath spoken of him.
2 And he lifted 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,
20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.
4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves
22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
23 ¶ And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
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 years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
under the tree:
5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.
6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.
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?
25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:
8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
9¶ And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
28 Peradventure there shall lack five of
10 And he said, I will certainly return the city for lack of five? And he said, if I
11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old for forty's sake.
Abraham intercedes for it.
CHAP. XIX. Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed. 30 And he said unto him, Oh, let not the sons and thy daughters, and whatsoever LORD be angry, and I will speak: Perad- thou hast in the city, bring them out of this venture there shall thirty be found there. place: And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty 13 For we will destroy this place, bethere. cause the cry of them is waxen great before 31 And he said, Behold now, I have ta- the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath ken upon me to speak unto the LORD. Per- sent us to destroy it. adventure there shall twenty be found there. 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his And he said, I will not destroy it for twen- sons-in-law, which married his daughters, ty's sake. and said, Up, get ye out of this place; for 32 And he said, Oh let not the LORD be the LORD will destroy this city but he angry, and I will speak yet but this once: seemed as one that mocked unto his sonsPeradventure ten shall be found there. And in-law.
he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake. 15 And when the morning arose, then
33 And the LORD went his way, as soon the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, as he had left communing with Abraham: take thy wife, and thy two daughters which and Abraham returned unto his place. are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniCHAP. XIX. quity of the city.
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 daughters; the LORD being merciful unto face toward the ground; him and they brought him forth, and set him without 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
2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's 17 And it came to pass, when they had house, and tarry all night, and wash your brought them forth abroad, that he said, feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on Escape for thy life: look not behind thee, your ways. And they said, Nay; but we neither stay thou in all the plain: escape will abide in the street all night. to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so,
3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered my Lord! into his house; and he made them a feast, 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found and did bake unleavened bread, and they grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified did eat. thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto
4 But before they lay down, the men me in saving my life: and I cannot escape of the city, even the men of Sodom, com- to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and passed the house round, both old and young, I die: all the people from every quarter.
5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh! let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.
7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I can8 Behold now, I have two daughters not do any thing till thou be come thither: which have not known man ; let me, I pray therefore the name of the city was called you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto 23 The sun was risen upon the earth these men do nothing; for therefore came when Lot entered into Zoar. they under the shadow of my roof.
24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom
9 And they said, Stand back. And they and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from said again, This one fellow came in to so- the LORD out of heaven; journ, and he will needs be a judge: Now 25 And he overthrew those cities, and will we deal worse with thee than with them. all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the And they pressed sore upon the man, even cities, and that which grew upon the 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.
26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. 27 ¶ And Abraham gat up early in the morning, to the place where he stood before
11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both the LORD: small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and lo, the smoke of the
12¶ And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son-in-law, and thy country went up as the smoke of a furnace.