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CHAP. XX, XXI. Hagar and Ishmael cast forth. 31 | And the first-born said unto the younger, them unto Abraham, and restored iim Sarah Our father is old, and there is not a man in the his wife. earth to come in unto us after the manner of all 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is be the earth:
fore thee: dwell where it pleaseth ther 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have givand we will lie with him, that we inay preserve en thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: beseed of our father.
hold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes unto 33 And they made their father drink wine that all that are with thee, and with all other : thus night: and the first-born went in, and lay with she was reproved. her father; and he perceived not when she lay 17 ! So Abraham prayed unto God: and God down, nor when she arose.
healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the servants; and they bare children. first born said unto the younger, Behold, I lay 18 For the Lord had fast closed up all the yesternight with my father: let us make him wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and Sarah, Abraham's wife. lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our
CHAP XXI. father.
The birth of Isaac. 35 And they made their father drink wine that
ND the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, night also: and the younger arose, and lay with and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had him; and he perceived not when she lay down, spoken. nor when she arose.
2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a 36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with son in his old age, at the set time of which God child by their father.
had spoken to him. 37 And the first-born bare a son, and called his 3 And Abraham called the name of his son that name Moab: the same is the father of the Mo- was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, abites unto this day.
Isaac. 38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, becalled his name Ben-ammi: the same is the fa- ing eight days old, as God had commanded him. ther of the children of Ammon unto this day. 5. And Abraham was a hundred years old, CHAP. XX.
when his son Isaac was born unto him. Abraham denieth his wife.
6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to A at
the south country, and dwelled between 7 And she said, Who would have said unto Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. Abraham, that Sarah should have given children
2 And Abraham'said of Sarah his wife, She is suck ? for I have borne him a son in his old age. my sister : And Abimelech king of Gerar sent 8 And the child grew, and was weaned : and and took Sarah.
Abraham made a great feast the same day that 3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by Isaac was weaned. night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a 911 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian dead man, for the woman which thou hast which she had borne unto Abraham, mocking. taken: for she is a man's wife.
10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out 4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he this bond-woman, and her son: for the son of said, LORD, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation? this bond-woman shall not be heir with my son,
5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister ? and coen with Isaac. she, even she herself
said, He is my brother : in 11 And the thing was very grievous in Abrathe integrity of my heart and innocency of my ham's sight, because of his son. hands have I done this.
12 1 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not 6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know be grievous in thy sight, because of the lad, and that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; because of thy bond-woman; in all that Sarah for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice: for therefore suffered I thee not to touch her. in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
7 Now therefore restore the man his wife ; for 13 And also of the son of the bond-woman will he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and I make a nation, because he is thy seed. thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know 14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, thou that thou shalt surely die, thou and all that and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave are thine.
lit unto Hagar (putting it on her shoulder) and 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and called all his servants, and told all these things and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. in their ears: and the men were sore afraid. 15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and
9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said she cast the child under one of the shrubs. unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and 16 And she went, and sat her down over what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought against him, a good way off, as it were a bowon me and on my kingdom a great sin ? thou hast shot : for she said, Let me not see the death of done deeds unto me that ought not to be done. the child. And she sat over against him, and
10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What lifted up her voice, and wept. sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing? 17 And God heard the voice of the lad: and 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaver, Surely the fear of God is not in this place ; and and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar they will slay me for my wife's sake.
Fear not; for God hath heard the voice of 12 And yet indeed she is my sister ; she is the the lad where he is. daughter of my father, but not the daughter of 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thy my mother: and she became my wife. hand: for I will make him a great nation.
13 And it came to pass, when God caused me 19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a to wander from my father's house, that I said well of water: and she went, and filled the botunto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt tle with water, and gave the lad drink. shew unto me; at every place whither we shall 20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and come, say of me, He is my brother.
dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer. 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and inen-servants, and women-servants, and gave his mother took
him a wife out of the landof Egypt.
Abimelech's covenant with Abraham. GENESIS.
Abraham blessed again. 22 1 And it came to pass at that time, that Abi-1 12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the inelech and Phichol the chief captain of his hostlad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast in all that thou doest:
not withheld thy son, thine only son, from me. 23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God, 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and lookthat thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with ed, and behold, behind him a ram caught in a my son, nor with my son's son: but according to thicket by his horns: And Abraham went and the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt-ofshalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou sering in the stead of his son. hast sojourned.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place A And Abraham said, I will swear.
Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because mount of the Lord it shall be seen. or a well of water, which Abimelech's servants 15 11 And the angel of the LORD called wito had violently taken away.
Abraham out of heaven the second time, 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath 16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and neither yet heard I of it, but to-day:
hast not withheld thy son, thine only son : 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in mul gave them unto Abimelech: and both of them tiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of made a covenant.
the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the 28 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of the sea-shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of flock by themselves.
his enemies; 29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What 18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the mean these seven ewe-lambs, which thou hast earth be blessed ; because thou hast obeyed my set by themselves ?
voice. 30 And he said, For these seven ewe-lambs shalt 19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, thou take of my band, that they may be a wit- and they rose up, and went together to Beerness unto me that I have digged this well. sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.
31 Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba ; 20 1 And it came to pass after these things, that
32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba : hath also borne children unto thy brother Nahor;
22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and
Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother. 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' 24 And his concubine, whose name was Reuland many days.
mah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and ThaCHAP. XXII.
hash, and Maachah.
twenty : the
3 | And Abraham stood up fr efore his 31 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young 41 am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the me a possession of a burying-place with you, wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up, and that I may bury my dead out of my sight. went unto the place of which God had told him. 5 And the children of Heth answered Abra
4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his ham, saying unto him, eyes, and saw the place afar off.
6 Hear us, my lord; thou art a mighty prince 5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury ye here with the ass, and I and the lad will go thy dead: none of us shall withhold from thee his yonder and worship, and come again to you. sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.
6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt 7 And Abraham stcod up and bowed himself to offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he the people of the land, even to the children of Heth. took the fire in his hand and a knife: and they 8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be went both of them together.
your mind that I should bury my dead out of my 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, iny son of Zohar, Bon. And he said, Behold the fir and the od 9 That he may give me the cave of Machipelah, but where is the lamb for a burnt-offering? which he hath, which is in the end of his field; 8 Aud Abraham said, My son, God will provide for as much money as it is worth he shall give it himself a lamb for a burnt-offering : so they me, for a possession of a burying-place among you. went both of them together.
10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of 9 And they came to the place which God had Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abra told him of; and Abrahain built an altar there, ham in the audience of the children of Heth, even and laid the wood in order; and bound Isaac his of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying, son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, 10'And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in took the knife to slay his son.
the presence of the sons of my people give 1 it 11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him thee: bury thy dead. out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. 12 And Abraham bowed down himself before And he said, Here am I.
the people of the land.
Sarah buried in Machpelah.
CHAP. XXIV. Abraham's servant entertained 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience and I will give thy camels drink also: let the of the people of the land, saying, but if thou wilt sume be she that thou hast appointed for thy sergive it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee vant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou money for the field: take it of me, and I will hast shewed kindness unto my master. bury my dead there.
15 | And it came to pass, before he had done 14° And Ephron answered Abraham, saying speaking, that behold, 'Rebekah came out, who unto him,
was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of 15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth Nahor, Abrahain's brother, with her pitcher upor four hundred shekels of silver; what is that be- her shoulder. twixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead. 16 And the damsel toas very fair to look upon, 16 And Abrahain hearkened unto Ephron, and a virgin; neither had any man known her: and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, he had named in the audience of the sons of and came up. Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current 17 And the servant ran to meet her and said, Let money with the merchant.
me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher 17 i And the field of Ephron, which was in 18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hastMachpelah, which was before Mamre, the field ed, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and and the cave which was therein, and all the gave him drink. trees that were in the field, that were in all the 19 And when she had done giving him drink, borders round about, were made sure
she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, 18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the pre- until they have done drinking. sence of the children of Heth, before all that 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into went in at the gate of his city.
the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw 19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his water, and drew for all his camels. wife in the cave.of the field of Machpelah, before 21 And the man, wondering at her, held his Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan. peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his
20 And the field, and the cave that is therein journey prosperous, or not. were made sure unto Abraham for a possession 22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done of a burying-place, by the sons of Heth. drinking, that the man took a golden ear-ring, of CHAP. XXIV.
half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her A wife sought for Isaac.
hands of ten shekels weight of gold, A
age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house in all things.
for us to lodge in ? 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of 24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of lais house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto pray thee, thy hand under my thigh :
Nahor. 3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the 25 She said, moreover, unto him, We have both God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that straw and provenderenough, and room to lodge in. thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the 26 And the man bowed down his head, and daughters of the Canaanites among whom I dwell: worshipped the LORD. 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac. master Abraham, who hath not left destitute Iny 5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure master of his mercy and his truth : I being in the the woman will not be willing to follow me unto way, the LORD led me to the house of my masthis land: must I needs bring thy son again unto ter's brethren. the land from whence thou camest?
28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou, mother's house these things. that thou bring not my son thither again. 29 11 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name 71 The LORD God of heaven, which took me was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, from my father's house, and from the land of unto the well. my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that 30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earsware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give ring, and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and this land: he shall send his angel before thee, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence. saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he
8 And if the woman will not be willing to fol- came unto the man, and behold, he stood by the low thee, then thou shalt be clear from this mine camels at the well. oath; only bring not my son thither again. 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the
9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh LORD, wherefore standest thou without ? for I of Abraham his master, and sware to him con- have prepared the house, and room for the camels. cerning that matter.
32 And the man came into the house : and he 10 I And the servant took ten camels, of the ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provencamels of his master, and departed; (for all the der for the camels, and water to wash his feet, goods of his master were in his hand ;) and he and the men's feet that were with him. arose, and went to Mesopotarnia, unto the city 33 And there was set meat before him to eat: of Nahor.
but he said, I will not eat until I have told mine 11 And he made his camels to kneel down with errand. And he said, Speak on. out the city by a well of water, at the time of 34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. the evening, even the time that women go out to 35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatdraw water :
| ly, and he is become great: and he hath given 12 1 And he said, O LORD God of my master him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and Abraham, I pray thee, send ne good speed this men-servants, and maid-servants, and camels, day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. and asses. 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water ; 36 And Sarah, my master's wife, bare a son to and the daughters of the men of the city come my master when she was old : and unto him hath out to draw water:
he given all that he hath. 14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to 37 And my muster made
me swear, saying, Thou whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray shalt not take a wife to my son of the doughters thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, of thc Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:
Redekah consenteth to go.
The generations of Ishmael. 39 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son. and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the 62 And Isaac came from the way of the well woman will not follow me.
Lahai-roi ; for he dwelt in the south country. 40 And he said unto me, The LORD, before 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and at the even-tide: and he lifted up his eyes, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for saw, and behold, the camels were coming. my son of my kindred, and of my father's house. 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when
41 Then shalt thou be clear from this mine oath, she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give 65 For she had said unto the servant, What man not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath. is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And
42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, the servant had said, It is my master: therefore O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou she took a vail and covered herself. do prosper my way which I go:
66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he 43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it had done. shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh 67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Saiðrth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I rah's tent, and took Řebekah, and she became his pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink; wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted
44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I after his mother's death. will also draw for thy camels : let the same be the
CHAP. XXV. woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for
Abraham's death and burial. my master's son. 45 And before I had done speaking in mine THEN again Abraham took a wife, and her heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her 2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. unto the well, and drew water : and I said unto 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba,and Dedan. And lier, Let me drink, I pray thee.
the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, 46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher and Leummim. from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will 4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, give thy camels drink also : so I drank, and she and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All made the camels drink also.
these were the children of Keturah. 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter 51 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. art thou ? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, 6 But unto the sons of the concubines which Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent I put the ear-ring upon her face, and the brace-them away from Isaac his son (while he yet lets upon her hands.
lived) eastward, unto the east country. 48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped 7 And these are the days of the years of Abrathe LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my ham's life which he lived, a hundred threescore master Abraham, which had led me in the right and fifteen years. way to take my master's brother's daughter unto 8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died his son.
in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; 49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly (and was gathered to his people. with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left. the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered, and said, son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre; The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we can- 10 The field which Abraham purchased of the not speak unto thee bad or good.
sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, Sarah his wife. and
go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as 11 11 And it came to pass after the death of the LORD hath spoken.
Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac: and 52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. servant heard their words, he worshipped the 12 1 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, LORD, bowing himself to the earth.
Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, 53 And the servant brought forth jewels of sil- Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham. ver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave 13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishthem to Rebekah. He gave also to her brother mael, by their names, according to their generaand to her mother precious things.
Lions': the first-born of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and 54 And they did eat and drink, he and the men Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, that were with him, and tarried all night; and 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Keme away unto my master.
demah : 55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; their names, by their towns, and by their castles; after that she shall go.
twelve princes according to their nations. 56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, see- 17 And these are the years of the life of Ishing the Lord hath prospered my way: send me mael: a hundred and thirty and seven years : away, that I may go to my master.
and he gave up the ghost and died, and was 57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and gathered unto his people. inquire at her mouth,
18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that 58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria : Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I and he died in the presence of all his brethren.
19 1 And these are the generations of Isaac, 59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac: her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men. 20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took
60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the her, Thou art our sister; be thou the mother of Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister of Laban the thousands of niillions, and let thy seed possess Syrian. the gate of those which hate them.
21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, 61 Ī And Rebekah arose, and her damscis, and because she was barren: and the LORD was en
Birth of Esau and Jacob.
CIIAP. XXVI, XXVII. Alimelech's covenant with Isade treated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, und received
22 And the children struggled together within in the same year a hundred-fold : and the LORD
13 And the man waxed great, and went for-
15 For all the wells which his father's servants 24 1 And when her days to be delivered were had digged in the days of Abraham his father, fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them
25 And the first came out red, all over like a with earth.
18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water 27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cun- which they had digged in the days of Abraham ning hunter, a inan of the field; and Jacob was his father; for the Philistines had stopped thein a plain man dwelling in tents.
after the death of Abraham: and he calleil their 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of names after the names by which his father had his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
called them. 29 T And Jacob sod pottage : and Esau came 19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, from the field, and he was faint.
and found there a well of springing water. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water_is ours: therefore was his name called Edom.
and he called the name of the well Esek; be31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. cause they strove with him. 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to 21 And they digged another well, and strove for die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah. 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and 22 And he removed from thence, and digged he sware ur him: and he sold his birthright another well; and for that they strove not: and unto Jacob.
he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of For now the LORD hath made room for us, and lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, we shall be fruitful in the land. and went his way : thus Esau despised his 23 And he went up from thence to Beer-slieba. birthright.
24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same CHAP. XXVI.
night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy Isaac sojourneth in Gerar.
father : fear not, for I am with thee, and will A
ND there was a famine in the land, besides bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant
the first famine that was in the days of Abraham's sake. Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech 25 And he builded an altar there, and called upking of the Philistines unto Gerar..
on the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent 2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well. Go not down into Egypt: dwell in the land 26 11 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, which I shall tell thee of.
and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, the chief captain of his arnıy. and will bless thee: for unto thee, and unto thy 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come seed I rill give all these countries, and I will ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham away from you? thy father;
28 And they said, We saw certainly that the 4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and these countries: and in thy seed shall all the thee, and let us make a covenant with thee: nations of the earth be blessed :
29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and touched thee, and as we have done unto thee kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, nothing but good, and have sent thee away in and my laws.
peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD. 61 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:
30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat 7 And the men of the place asked him of his and drink. wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he 31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; away, and they departed from him in peace. because she was fair to look upon.
32 And it came to pass the same day, that 8 And it came to pass when he had been there Isaac's servants came and told him concerning a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines the well which they had digged, and said unto looked out at a window, and saw, and behold, him, We have found water. Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.
33 And he called it Shebah: the efore the name 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Be- of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day. hold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst 34 91 And Esau was forty years old when he took thou, She is my sister ? And Isaac said unto to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.
and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: 10 And Abimelech 'said, What is this thou hast 35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and done unto us? one of the people might lightly to Rebekah. have lain with thy wife, and thou shourdest
CHAP. XXVII. have brought guiltiness upon us.
Isaac sendeth Esau for venison. ing, He that toucheth this man of his emple may AND it came to pass, that when Isaac was
old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could surely be put to death.
(not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said