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Abram's name is changed.

Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; ause the Lorp hath heard thy affliction, . 12 And he will be a wild, man; his hand, will be against every, man, and every man's hand against him;, and he shai dwell in the presence of all his brethren. 13 And she called the name of the Lord that #: unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said ave Ialso here looked after him that seeth me? 14 Wherefore the well was called Beer-labairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered. ià of Aná 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.

CHAPTER XVII.

1 God reneweth the covenant. 5 Abram, his name is changed in token of a greater blessing. 10 Circumcision is instituted. 15 Sarai name is changed, and she blessed. 17 Isaac is promised. .Abraham and Ishmael are circumcised.

AND when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord o; to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and Ée 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 shaft 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 o nations have I made thee. 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee; and kings shall come out of thee. . . . 7 And I will establish y covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their generations, for an everlasting covenant; to 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, the land, of Canaan, for an everlasting pos. session; and I will be their God. 9 Ms And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee, 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 circum.

cised. 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant twixt me and you. . 12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man-child in your erations, he that is born in the house, or o with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. . . 13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is o with thy money, must needs be gircumc : and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. . 14 And the uncircumcised man-child, whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant. 1, And God said unto, Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. . ić'Anā’s wiis bies her, and give thee a son also of her: yen, I will bles her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be

of her. 17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born wnto him that is an hundred years old? and shall rah, that is ninety years old, bear? 18, And Abraham said unto God, O that lshmael might live before thee! 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife,shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name

CHAPTER XVIII. He entertaineth three angels.

Isaac.; and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his

after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him , exceedingly: twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. - 21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set timé in the next year. - - And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham. T 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. . 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 Fo old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his fore.

Skin. .26. In the self-same day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son; 27 And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

CHAPTER XVIII.

1 Abraham entertaineth three angels. 9 Sarah is reproved for, laughing at the strange promise, 17. The destruction of Sodom is revealed to Abraham. Jłbraham maketh intercession for the men thereof. ANPoe loop o: unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent-door in the hent of the day; 2 And he #é ol. 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 fa. your in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 4. Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: . . . 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort }. 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 Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead t, 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. § And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and o stood by them under the tree, and they

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Lot entertaineth two angels.

looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with

them to bring them on the }.}}| 17 And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abra

ham that thing which I do: 18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a

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great and o: nation, and all the nations of

the earth shall be blessed in him? 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 justice and judgment; that the Lord 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 because their sin is very, grievous, I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it M. is come unto me; and if not, I will now. 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? Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein P 25 That be far from thee to do after this man; ner, 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 o 2 - .26. And the Lorp said, If I find in Sedom so 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 ford, which am but dust and sho: § Peradventure there similack five of the fif. ty righteous: wilt thou o all the city for lack of fiye?, 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 forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty’s sake: nd he said unto him, Qh, 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 Ånd he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to, speak unto the Lord: Peradyenture there shall be twenty-found there. And he said, I will not #. it for twenty’s sake. 32 And he said, Oh, let not the Lord be angry, and I will jo: et but this once: Peradyen: ture 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 Abraimm returned unto his place.

CHAPTER XIX.

1 Jot entertaineth two, angels. 4. The vicious Sodomites are stricken with blindness. 12 Izot is sent for safety into the mountains: 18 He obtaineth leave “o go into Zoar. 24 odom and Gomorrah are destroved., 26 Lot's wife is a pillar of salt. 30 Lot dwelleth in q cave. he incestuous origi oab and .4mmon. AND there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom ; and Lot, seeing , 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 a .# , 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 T But before they !"g. the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: o

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Lot is sent out of Sodom.

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.

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 pray you, .# them out unto you, and do ye to them as is g in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my

roof. 9 And they said, Stand back. And they said agains. This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he wil needs be a judge: now will, we deal worse with thee than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came hear 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 o so that they wearied themselves to find 00r. 12 of And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son-in-law, and † sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them.out of this place: For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LoRD ; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it. 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sonsin-law, which married his daughters, and said Up, get you out of this place ; for the Lord will destroy, this city: but he seemed as one mocked unto his sons-in-law. 15 is And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daug ters which are here, lest thou be consumed 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.

% TI And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Esca for thy 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

ord : 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy *::::: and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my ife: 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 littie one: Oh, let me escape thither! (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live. 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 spoven. 22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing toll thou be come 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 LQRD rained upon. Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LoRD out of heaven; 5 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which How upon the ground. 26 "I 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 the

RD: § 'And he looked toward Sodom and Gomor: rah, and toward all thisland of the plain, and beheld, and lo, the smoke of the country went to the smoke of a furnace. 29 || And it came to pass, when Goddestroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lct out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt. 30 of And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him ; for he feared to dwell in Zoar; and he dwest in a cave, he, and his two daughters. 31 And the first-born said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth: - 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. - - 33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the first-born went in, and ". with her father; and he perceived 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, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father; let us make him drink wine this night also ; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our

Abraham sojourneth at Gerar. CHAPTER XXI.

ather. 35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. 37 And the first-born bare a son, and called his name Moab; the same is the father of the Mo. abites unto this day. 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.

CHAPTER xx.

1 Abraham sojourneth at Gerar, 2 denieth his wife, and loseth, her. 3...dbimelech is reproved for her in a dream. 9 He rebuketh Jobraham, 14 restoreth, Sarah, 16 and reproveth her. 17 He is healed by .dbraham's prayer. AN D Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. . 2 An raham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. - 3. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast to ken; for she is a man's wife. 4 But Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous motion? 5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister ? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this. . . 6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of th; rt; for I, also withheld thee from sinnin against me: therefore suffered I thee not to !...; r. 7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a *::: and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou and all that are thine. . 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, jū all these o in their ears: and the men were sore afraid. y 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have 1 offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin P thou o: done unto me that ought not to be

one. 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What

sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing? 11 And Abraham o, Because I thought,

Isaac is born.

Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and th; will slay me for my wife's sake. 12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother: and she became my wife. 13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father’s houses that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, o of me, He is my brother. 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and men-servants, and women-servants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him his

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en. 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. 3.And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. 4 And Abraham, circumcised his son Isaac jor eight days old, as God had commanded llin. 5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. 6 || And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have borne him a son in his old age; 8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned. 9 "[...And Sarah, saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had borne unto Abraham, inoc }. 10. Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bond-woman, and her son; for the son of this bond-woman shall not be heir with my son. even with Isaac. if And, the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s o because of his son. 12 T And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy o: because of the lad, and because of thy bond:woman ; in all that Šari, hath said unto thee, hearken, unto her voice: for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. 13 And, also of the son of the bond-woman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed. 14 And Abraham rose up o in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar (putting it on her shoulder) and the child, and sent her away: and she lood, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. 15 And, the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. 16. And, she went, and sat her down over against him, a good way off, as it were, a bow: shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child, "And she sat over against him, and lifted up her voice, and wept. 17 And God heard the voice of the Jnd: and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven and said unto her, wift aileth thee, fiagar’?

An angel comforteth Hagar.

Fear not : for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. - - - - 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand: for 1 will make him a great nation. 19 And God opened her eyes, and she say a well of water: and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. nd, God was with the lad; and he grew, o, dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer. 21, And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran; .#his pother took him a wife out of the land o po. . . ? Is And it came, to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phich9l the chief captain of his host spake unto, Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest: Now therefore swear unto me here by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son’s son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned. - 24 And Abraham said, I will, swear. 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had Yo...". away. 26 And Abimelech, said, I wot not who hath done this thing : neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to-day. 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech: and both of them made a covenant. And Abraham set seven eve-lambs of the flock by themselves. . 29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven eve-lambs, which thou hast set by themselves? And he said, For these seven eve-lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me that I have digged this well. 31 Wherefore he called that #. Beer-sheba: because there they sware both of them. Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief Captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines. 33 || And Abraham planted a groye, in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God. . - --- - 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines’ land many days.

CHAPTER xxii.

1 Abraham is tempted to, offer Isaac. 3. He gipeth proof of his faith, and obedience. 11 The angel stayeth him, 13 Isaac is exchanged with a ram... 14. The place is called Jehovahjireh. 15 Abraham is blessed again. 20 The generation of .Nahor unto Rebekah. AYP it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt-offering on one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. T.And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose {}}". went unto the place of which God had old nurn. 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. . And Abraham said unto his §§ men Abide ye here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. 6 And Abraham took the wood of the burntoffering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand and a knife: and they went both of them together. 7, And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father; and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt-offering?

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8 And Abraham said, My son, God will pro, vide himself a lamb for a burnt-offering: so they went both of them together. And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order; and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. 6 And Abraham stretched footh his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. 11 And the angel of the LQRD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. And he said, Here am I. 12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him: o: now I know that, thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, from me. 13, And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind him a râm caught in a thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son. 14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh; as it is, said to this day, In mount of the Lord it shall be seen. 15 of And the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven, the second time, . 16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LoRD, for because, thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son : 17. That in blessing, I will bless thee, and in o I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea-shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my

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1 The age,and death of Sarah. 3 The purchase of JMachpelah, 19 where Sarah was buried. AND Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty year. old: these were the years of the life of Sarah. . . . . . . . 2. And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. 3 || And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you? give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that #"o. my dead out of my sight. 5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, - Hear us, ". lord; thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead: none of us shall withhold from t his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy

ead. 7...And Abraham stood up and bowed himself | o people of the land, even to the children of eth. 8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury, my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, . 9 That he may give me the cave of o lah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shali give it me, for a possession of a burying-place among you. 14

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—Abraham sweareth his servant. CHAPTER XXIV.

10. And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children, of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it to: ury thy dead.

the people of the land. - - 13. And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I thee money for the field: take"; of will bury, my dend there. 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him, 15 M}. lord, hearken unto me; the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy

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16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron, and

braham weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred, shekels of silver, current money with the merchant. -

17 TT And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Manre, the field and the cave which mons therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure

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19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, be: fore Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of

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20 And the field, and the cave that is therein were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying-place, by the sons of Heth.

CHAPTER XXIV.

JAbraham sweareth his servant. 10. The serwant’s journey : 12 His prayer.14 His sign. 15 Rebekah meeteth hion, 18 fulfilleth his sign, 22 receiveth jewels, sheweth her kindred, and inviteth him home. , 26 . The servant blosseth God. 28 Laban entertaineth him. The servant sheweth his message. 50 Laban and Bethuel approve it. 58 Rebekah consenteth to go. 62 Isaac meeteth her. AND Abraham was old and well stricken in all to. : and the Lord had blessed Abraham in ings. - 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee; thy, hand under my o 3 And i will make thee'swear y the Lorp, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I

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well 4 But thou, shalt go, unto my country, and #. my kindred, and take a wife unto my son tla C. 5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest? And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou, that thou bring not my son thither again. 7 he Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spoke unto me, and that sware unto me, soying. Unto thy seed will I give this land: he shall send his anges before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thenge. 8 And if the woman will not be willing to fol. low thee, then thou shalt be clear from this mine oath,; only bring not my son thither again. ... . 9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter. 10 s. And the servant took ten camels, of the all the

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goods of his master opere in his hand;) and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. 11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water, at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water. . 12 And he said, O Lorn, God of my master braham. I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abra

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- T I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master. 15." And it game to pass, §o. he had done speaking, that behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. 3 And the damsel was very fair to look upon a virgin; neither had any man known her: an she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, #. I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher. 18 And she said, Drink, my lord: , and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. - - 19 And when she had done giving him, drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until Å; have done drinking... - 20, And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. 21 And the man, wondering at, her, held his peace, to wit whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous, or not. 22, And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden ear-ring, of half a shekel weight, and, two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels § of gold, And said, Whose daughter art, thou? tell me, I pray thee: , is there room in thy father’s house for us to lodge in?, . 24, And she said unto him, I am the oo:: of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor. 25 She said, moreover, unto him, We have }} straw and provender enough, and room to Odge in. 26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the Lorp. 27 And he said, Blessed be the LQRp God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy, and his truth: I being in the way, the LoRD led me to the house of my master’s brethren. 28, And, the damsel ran, and told them of her mother’s house these things. 29 is And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well. .30 And it came to pass, when he saw the ear: ring, and, bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man, and behold, he stood by the camels at the well. And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the Lord, wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the cam

els. 32 T And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw, and rovender for the camels, and water to wash his }. and the men’s feet that were with him. 33. And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat until I have told mine errand. And he said, floak on.

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