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29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the coes of the plain, that Godremembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwest 30 "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 dwelt in a cave, be, and his two daughters. 31 And the first-born said unto the winger, Our father is old, and there is of a man in the earth to come in untous ifer the manner of all the earth : 3 Come, let us make our father drink wie, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. 3.And they made their father drink site that night; and the first-born went

aand lay with her father; and he peroved not when she lay down, nor when he arose. , 34 And it came to pass on the morrow to the first-born said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: otus make him drink wine this night *so: and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our fator. 35 And they made their father drink *e that night also: and the younger *e, and lay with him; and he perceiv*** when she lay down, nor when she -** , *Thus were both the daughters of * oth child by their father.

of And the first-born bare a son, and *: his name Moab : the same is the other of the Moabites unto this day.

* And the younger, she also bare a * and called his name Ben-ammi: the ~me is the father of the children of Am* Into this day.

xx. .Abraham's wife restored. 21

CHAP. XX. 2.Abraham denieth his wife, and loseth her. 14 Abimelech restoreth her. A. Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelledbetween Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. 2 And Abraham 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 taken : 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 nation ? 5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister 2 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 §. of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her. 7 Now therefore restore the man his wife, for he is a prophet, 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, and told all these things in their ears: and the Ymen were sore afraid. 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast logo on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done à". unto me that ought not to be done. 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing 2 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they 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 house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me: at every place whither we shall come, say 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 Sarah his wife. 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.

22 Isaac is born. , GENESIS. .Mbimelech's covenant.

16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand flieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved. 17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants; and they bare children. 18 For the Lord had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife. CHAP. XXI. 2 Isaac is born. 9 Hagar and Ishmael are cast forth. 22 Abimelech's covemant with Abraham. ND the Lo R D visited Sarah as he had

said, and the LoRD did unto Sarah ||

as he had spoken. 2 For Sarah conceived and bare A

braham a son in his old age, at the set

time of which God had à 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, being eight days old, as God had commanded him. 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. 7 And she said, Who would have said nnto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born 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 born unto Abraham, mocking. 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. 11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight, because of his son. 12 || And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight, because of the lad, and because of thy bond-woman; in all that Sarah 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 early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar (putting it on her lo and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. 15 And the water was spent in the bot

tle, 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 lad : and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, Who. aileth thee, Hagar 2 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 I will make him a great nation. 19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water : and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. | 20 And God was with the lad ; and he É. and dwelt in the wilderness, and came an archer. 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran : and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt. 22 T And it came to pass at that time. that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest : 23 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 soiourned. 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away. 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou . me, neither yet heard I of it, but to— aV. } And Abraham took sheep and oxen. and gave them unto Abimelech : anci both of them made a covenant. 28 And Abraham set seven ewe-harmbs of the flock by themselves. 29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham. What mean these seven eve-lambs, which thou hast set by themselves * 30 And he said, For these seven evelambs shalt thou take off my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well. 31 Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba: because there they sware both of them. 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba : then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and the returned into the land of the Philistines.

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this day, In the mount of the Lord it
shall be seen.
15 T 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 has:
done this thing, and hast not withheld thy
son, thine only son :
17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and
in multiplying 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 voice.
19 So Abraham returned untohis young
men, and they rose up, and went togeth-
er to Beer-sheba ; and Abraham dwelt
at Beer-sheba.
20 || And it came to pass after these
things, that it was told Abraham, saying,
Behold, Milcah, she hath also born chil-
dren unto thy brother Nahor ;
21 Huz his first-born, and Buz his broth-
er, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash,
and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah : these
eight Milcah did bear to Nahor Abra-
ham's brother.
24 And his concubine, whose name stas
Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Ga-
ham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
CHAP. XXIII.
1Sarah's age and death. 3The surchase of
Machhelah, 19:where Sarah was buried.
ND Sarah was an hundred and seven
and twenty years 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 T And Abraham stood up from before
his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth,

saying,
4 §am a stranger and a sojourner with
you: give me a possession of a burying-
place with you, that I may bury my dead
out of my sight.
5 And the children of Heth answered
Abraham, saying unto him,
6 Hear us, my lord; thou art a mighty
prince among us : in the choice of our
sepulchresbury thy dead: none of us shall
withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that
thou mayest bury thy dead.
7 And Abraham stood o and bowed
himself to the Pää. of the land, even to
the children of Heth.
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,

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9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me, for a possession of a ..". among you. 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 gates 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 §. I it thee: bury thy dead. 13 And Abraham bowed down himself before 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 ão: it, I pray thee, hear me : I will give money for the field: take it of me, and I will bury my dead there. 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him, 15 My Lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee * bury therefore thy dead. * 16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron, and Abraham 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 || And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field and the cave which rvas therein, and all the trees that overe in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure 18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city. 19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre : the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan. . 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. CHAP. XXIV. 1 Möraham sendeth his servant to get a avife for his son Isaac. 58 He obtains Rebekah. 62 Isaac meeteth her. ND Abraham was old and well stricken in age : and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things 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 thigh : 3 And I will make thee swear by the LoRD, 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 dwell :

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4. But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac. 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 ? 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou, that thou bring not my son thither again. 7 * The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I É. this land: he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence. 8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my 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 || And the servant took ten camels, of the camels of his master, and departed ; (for all the o of his master were in his hands:) and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. 11 And he made his camels to knee!

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thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I ma

drink; and she shall say, Drink, and will give thy camels drink also : let th same be she that thou hast appointed fo thy servant Isaac ; and thereby shall know that thou hast shewed kindness ur. to my master. 15 || And it came to pass before he ha done speaking, that "behold, Rebeka came out, who was born to Bethuel sc of Milcah, the wife of Nahor Abraham one, with her pitcher upon her shou ci". 16 And the damsel ovas very fair look upon, a virgin, neither had at man known her ; and she went dow to the well, and filled her pitcher, at came up. 17 And the servant ran to meet he and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a li tle water of thy pitcher. 18 And she said, Drink, my lord. At Ia&n's hoofitality. the hasted, andleto'own other upon her hand, and gave him drink. 19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water forthy camelsalso, until they have done drinking. 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw ovater, and drew for all his camels. : And theman, wondering at her, held his , to wit whether the Lond had made his journey prosperous, or not. 2 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 weight of . ; 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? to me, I pray thee: is there roomi in thy father's house for us to lodge in 2 24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter ti Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor. 25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in. 26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LoR D. 27 Andhesaid, Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destore 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. 3' And Rebekah had a brother, and *mme tas Laban: and Laban ran out to the man, unto the well. 30 And it came to pass when he saw tear-ring and bracelets upon his sister's hues, and when he heard the words of his sister, saying, Thus spake the ran unto me; that he came unto the **, 3rd behold, he stood by the camtis at the well. St And he said, Come in, thou blessed * the Lord, wherefore standest thou *hat? for I have prepared the house, *don for the camels. 3: "And the man came into the house: on be ungirded his camels, and gave ** and provender for the camels, and *orth wash his feet, and the men's fect * Ere with him. • And there was set meat before him to * otheseid, I will not eat, until I have " *-e errand. And he said, Speak on. * the said, I am Abraham's servant. of the LoR phath blessed my mas***, and he is become great: and * * given him flocks, and herds, and ** –al gold, and men-servants, and **ran's, and camels, and asses. * And Sarah my master's wife bare a ony master when she was old: and **in hati, he given all that he hath.

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Chap. xxiv. The servant sheveth his message. 25

37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell : 38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son. 39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me. 40 And he said unto me, The Lord before whom I walk, will send his angei with thee, and p rthy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house. 41 Then sbalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred ; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath. 42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go: 43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I J. thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink; 44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the Lorn hath appointed out for my master's son. 45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee. , 46And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, .. and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also. 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him : and I put the ear-ring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands. 48. And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the Lor D, and blessed the LoRD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son. 49 And now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left. 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered, and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD : we cannot speak unto thee bad

or good. 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the Lor Džhath spoken. 52 And it came to pass, that when Abraham's servant heard their words, he

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