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16 Abram and Lot disagree.

said, What is this that thou hast done unto me 2 why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife 2 19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister 2 so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and gothy way. 20 '...} Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him : and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had. CHAP. XIII. 1 Abram and Lot return out of Egy/it.7 By disagreement they fiart asunder. 14 God's firomise reneived to .1bram. ND Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and 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 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. 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 dweli together. 7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle : and the Canaanite i. the Perizzite dwelled then in the ansl. 8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thce, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. 9 Is not the whole land before thec 2 Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou so to the right hand, then I will go to the left. 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of lo. 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

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 overe wicked so sinners before the LoRD, exceedIngriv. 14 || And the LoRD said upto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, List up now thine eyes, and look from

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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 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. CHAP. XIV. 1 Battle of the kings. 12 Lot taken, 14 is rescued by Abram. 18.Melchisedek blesseth Abram, 20 who giveth him tithes. Ao 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 ; 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. 3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. 4. Twelve years they served Chedoriaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. 5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that overe wi 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 Scir, 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 Hazezon-tamar: 8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela, (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddina ; 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of E. lam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinár, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five. 10 And the vale of Siddin ords full of slimc-pits: and the kings of Sodon and Gomorrah fled, and fell there: and they that remained fled to the mountain. 11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrail, 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.

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ed, and told Abram the Hebrew ; for he dwest 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 Andhe 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 le. io. the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedoriaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale. 18 And Melchisedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he tras the priest of the most high God. 19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed 3e 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 th; 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 Sodon, I have lift 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 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. 14hram is encouraged. 4.4 son is firomised. 6 He is justified by faith. 7 Carigan is {{...: again. FTER these things the word of the LoRD came unto Abram in a vision, aying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, =d thy exceeding great reward. 2 And Abram said, Lord God, what of thou give me, seeing I go childless, *d the steward of my house is this Elieto of Damascus? 5 And Abram said, Behold, tome thou given no seed: and lo, one born in Bay house is mine heir. 4 And behold, the word of the LoRD or unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir ; but he that shall come forth votef thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and o

CHAP. xv, xvi.

piece one against another:

Canaan is again hromised. 17

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. 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 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, 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 afterwards 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 a 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 covenant with Abram, saying, 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 i. Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites. CHAP. XVI. 1 Sarai giveth Hagar to Abram, 6 otha flying from her mistress, 9 is sent back bi, an angel. 15 Ishmael is born. OW Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. 2 Ånd Sarai said unto Abram, Behold, now, the Lord hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee go in , unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain chil

dren by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

18 Hagar fleeth from 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 wife.

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.

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. 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her

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hardly with her, she fled foom her face. 7 * And the angel of the Lok D 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 mistless Sarai. 9 And the angel of the Lok D said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. 10 And the angel of the Lond 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 Lord hath heard thy affliction. 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand ovill be against every man, and every man's hand against him ; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his breth

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tween 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 fruitful, and I will make nations of thce; and kings shall come out of thee. 7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their generations, for an everlast: ing 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 : a } r, all the land of $o or an everlasting possession; and I wi be their God. 9's 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 circumcised. 11 And ye shall 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 COV chant.

whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people ; he hath broken my covenant. 15 of 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 a son also of her : yea, I will bless 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 unto him that is an hundred years old * and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? 18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee! 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife sha}l

thou perfect. 2 K. I will make my covenant be

|. thee a son indeed; thou shalt call his name Isaac : and I will establish

14 And the uncircumcised man-child,

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.#rahamentertaineth three angels. CHAP.

my covenant with him for an everlasting todant, and with his seed after him. Jo And as for Ishmael, I have heard tite; behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beo, and I will make him a great nation. 31 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto to at this set time in the next year. * And he left off talking with him, in God went up from Abraham. **AndAbraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and althat were bought with his money, evto male among the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their ńskin, in the self-same day, as God had solunto him. # And Abraham was ninety years old andline, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 5 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, : In the self-same day was Abraham situmcised, and Ishmael his son. of Andall the men of his house, born itlehouse, and bought with money of the ranger, were circumcised with him. CHAP. XVIII. lsohamentertaineth three angels. 9 Saral's laughter, 17 Sodom's destruction rottled toolbraham, 23 His intercession. A. the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mâmre: and he sat in telent door in the heat of the day; And he lifted up his eyes and lood. * A three men stood by him : and when he saw them, he ran to meet them in the tent door, and bowed himself toward the d, 3 And said, My lord, if now I have oldfavour in thy sight, pass not away, lso thee, from thy servant: o a little water, I pray you, be othed, and wash your feet, and rest Wissolves under the tree : * And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and Comfort ye your hearts; after that wishall pass on: for therefore are ye * to your servant. And they said, *d, as thou hast said. *And Abraham hastened into the tent *Sarah, and said, Make ready quickoute measures offine meal, knead it, **ake cakes upon the hearth. ‘And Abraham ran unto the herd, *kched a calf tender and o and oil unto a young man; and he hasttly dress it *And he took butter, and milk, and * tals which he had dressed, and set it * them; and he stood by them un"lettee, and they did eat.

xv.111. Destruction of Sodom. 19

Sarah thy wife 2 And he said, Behold, in the tent. 10 And he said, I will certainly return unto 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 was 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 women. 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also 2 13 And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old 2 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

Waiv. # T And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do ; 18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him * 19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lor D, 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 : 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. 22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom ; but Abraham stood yet before the Lor D. 23 M. 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 also destroy and not * the place for the fifty righteous that are therein 2 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 2 26 And the LoRD said, If I find in Sod

om fifty righteous within the city, then I

will spare all the place for their sakes.

*"And they said unto him, Where is

27 And Abraham answered and said,

20 Lot entertaineth two angels.

Behold now, I have taken upon me to
speak unto the Lon D, which am but dust
and ashes:
28 Peradventure there shall lack five
of the fifty righteous: wilt thou dest
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, Perádventure there shall be
forty found there. , And he said, I will
not do it for forty's sake.
30 And he said unto him, Oh, let not the
Lord be angry, and I will speak: Perad-
venture 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 hall be twenty found
there. And he said, I will not destroy it
for twenty’s sake.

33 And he said, Oh, let not the Lord ło but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found

be angry, and I will speak

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.
CHAP. XIX.
1 Lot entertaineth two angels. 24 Sodom
and Gomorrah destroyed. 26 Lot's wife
funished. 31 His incest.
A” 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 towards the ind ;
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 en-
tered into his house; and he made them
a feast, and did bake unleavened bread,
and they did eat.

4 || But before they laid 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, 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,
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, bring them out unto you, and I

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do ye to them as is good 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 again, This one fellow came in to so-
journ, and he will 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 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 of And the men said unto Lot, Hast
thou here any besides? son-in-law, and thy
sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever
thou hast in the city, bring then out of
this place:
13 For we will destroy this place, be-
cause the cry of them is waxen great be-
fore the face of the Lord ; and the Lor D
hath sent us to destroy it.
14 And I.ot went out, and spake unto
his sons-in-law, which married his daugh-
ters, and said, Up, get ye out of thi
lace; for the Lord will destroy this city:
uthe seemed as one that 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 daughters
which are here ; lest thou be consumed
in the iniquity of the city.

16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his h. and u 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 # 17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape 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 Lord! 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life: and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take nie, 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 my soul shall live. | 21 And he said unto him, See, I have jo". thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.

22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I

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