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ig 12 Abram dwelled in the land 8

Egypt, he, and his wife, cities of the plain, and pitched his and all that he had, and Lot with tent toward Sodom. him, into the south.

c 13 But the men of Sodom were f 2 And Abram was very rich in wicked and singers before the cattle, in silver, and in gold. LORD, exceedingly. & 3 And he went on his journeys 6 14 1 And the LORD said unto from the south even to Beth-el, Abram, after that Lot was se painto the place where his tent had rated from him, Lift up now thine been at the beginning, between eyes, and look from the place Beth-el and Hai;

where thou art, northward, and d 4 Unto the place of the altar, southward, and eastward, and which he had made there at the westward: first : and there Abram called on 15 For all the land which thou the name of the LORD.

scest, to thee will I give it, and to f5 And Lot also, which went with thy seed for ever. Abram, bad flocks, and herds, and 6 16 And I will make thy seed as tents.

the dust of the earth : so that if a 6 And the land was not able to man can number the dust of the bear them, that they might dwell earth, then shall thy seed also be together: for their substance was numbered. great, so that they could not dwell \ 17 Arise, walk through the land together.

in the length of it and in the p7 And there was a strife between breadth of it; for I will give it unthe herdmen of Abram's cattle and to thee. the herdmen of Lot's cattle : and g 18 Then Abram removed his the Canaanite and the Perizzite tent, and came and dwelt in the dwelled then in the land.

plain of Mamre, which is in Hec8 And Abram said unto Lot, bron, and built there an altar unto Let there be no strife, I pray thee, the LORD. between me and thee, and between


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days of Amraphel king of 9 Is not the whole land before Shinar. Arioch king of Ellasar, thee? Separate thyself, I pray Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and thee, from me: if thou wilt take Tidal king of nations ; the left hand, then I will go to the & 2 That these made war with right; or if thou depart to the Bera king of Sodom, and with Bir. right hand, then I will go to the sha king of Gomorrah, Shinab left.

king of Admah, and Shemeber & 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, king of Zeboiim, and the king of and beheld all the plain of Jordan, Bela, which is Zoar. that it was well watered every g3 All these were joined together where, before the LORD destroy- in the vale of Siddim, which is the ed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as salt sea. the garden of the LORD, like the 4 Twelve years they served land of Egypt, as thou comest un- Chedorlavmerand in the thirteenth to Zoar.

year they rebelled. u 11 Then Lot chose him all the g 5 And in the fourteenth year plain of Jordan; and Lot journey- came Chedorlaomer, and the kings ed cast: and they separated them that were with him, and smole the selves the one from the other. Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim,

and the Zuzims in Ham, and the brother Lot, and his goods, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, women also, and the people.

6 And the Horites in their g 17 I And the king of Sodom mount Seir, unto El-paran, which went out to meet him (after his reis by the wilderness.

turn from the slaughter of Che§ 7 And they returned, and came dorlaomer, and of the kings that to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, were with him,), at the valley of and smote the country of the Shaved, which is the king's dále. Amalekites, and also the Amorites, g 18 And Melchizedek king of that dwelt in Hazezontamar. Salenı brought forth bread and f 8 And there went out the king wine: and he was the priest of of Sodom, and the king of Gomor- the most high God. rah, and the king of Admah, and 6 19 And he blessed him, and said, the king of Zeboiim, and the king Blessed be Abram of the most high of Bela, (the same is Zoar ;) and God, possessor of heaven and they joined battle with them in the earth: vale of Siddim;

20 And blessed be the most high 9 With Chedorlaomer the king God, which hath delivered thine of Elam, and with Tidal king of enemies into thy hand. And he nations, and Amraphel king of gave him tithes of all. Shinar, and Aroch king of Ellasar; 7 21 And the king of Sodom said four kings with five.

unto Abram, Give me the persons, 10 And the vale of Siddim was and take the goods to thyself. full of slime-pits; and the kings c 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and of Sodom, I have listed up my fell there: and they that remain- hand unto the LORD, the most ed fled to the mountain.

high God, the possessor of heaven g 11 And they took all the goods and earth, of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all 23 That I will not take from a their victuals, and went their way. thread even to a shoe-latchet, and

12 And they took Lot, Abrams that I will not take any thing that brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, is thine, lest though shouldst say, 1 and his goods and de parted. have made Abram rich: f 13 And there came one that 24 Save only that which the had escaped, and told Abram the young men have eaten, and the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain portion of the men which went of Mamre the Amorite, brother of with me, Aner, Eschol, and Mam Eschol, and brother of Aner: and re; let them take their portion. these were confederate with A.

CHAP. XV. bram.

word of the LORD came his brother was taken captive, be unto Abram in a vision, saying, armed his trained servants, born Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, in his own house, three hundred and thy exceeding great reward. and eighteen, and pursued thein | 2 And Abram said, Lord God, unto Dan.

what wilt thou give me, seeing I 8 15 And he divided himself go childless, and the steward of against them, he and his servants my house is this Eliezer of Daby night, and smote them, and pur- mascus? sued them unto Hobah, which is 3 And Abram said, Behold, to on the left hand of Damascus. me thou hast given no sced: and f 16 And he brought back all the lo, one born in my house is mine goods, and also brought again bis heir.

bis 4 And when Abram heard that A FTER these things the


** 4 And behold, the word of the they shall come hither again : for LORD came

unto him, saying, the iniquity of the Amorites is not This shall not be thine heir; but yet full. he that shall come forth out of m 17 And it came to pass, that thine own bowels shall be thine when the sun went down, and it heir.

was dark, behold a smoking fur5 And he brought him forth nace, and a burning lamp that passabroad, and said, Look now toward ed between those pieces. heaven, and tell the stars, if thou & 18 In that same day the LORD be able to number them: and he made a covenant with Abraham, said unto him, So shall thy seed saying, Unto thy seed bave given be.

this land, from the river of Egypt C6 And he believed in the LORD; unto the great river, the river and he counted it to him for right- Euphrates :

19 The Kenites, and the ke. g 7 And he said unto him, I am nizzites, and the Kadmonites, the LORD that brought thee out of 20 And the Hittites, and the Pe. Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee rizzites, and the Rephaims, this land to inherit it.

21 And the Amorites, and the $ And he said, Lord God, Canaanites, and the Girgashites, whereby shall I know that I shall and the Jebusites. inherit it?


TOW Sarai, Abraham's me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and dren: and she had a handmad, an a ram of three years old, and a Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. turtle dove, and a young pigeon. 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, f 10 And he took unto him all Bebold, now, the LORD hath rethese, and divided them in the strained me from bearing : I pray midst, and laid each piece one thee go in unto my maid ; it may against another: but the birds di- be that I may obtain children by vided he not.

her. And Abram hearkened to 11 And when the fowls came the voice of Saraj. down upon the carcasses, Abram u 3 And Sarai, Abram's wise, took drove them away.

Ilagar her maid the Egyptian, af. o 12 And when the sun was go- ter Abram had dwelt ten years in ing down, a deep sleep fell upon the land of Canaan, and gave her Abram; and lo, a horror of great to her husband Abram to be his darkness fell upon him.

wife. , 13 And he said unto Abram, f 41 And he went in unto HaKnow of a surety that thy sced gar, and she conceived : and when shall be a stranger a land that is she saw that she had conceived, not theirs, and shall serve them; her mistress was despised in her and they shall afflict them four eyes. hundred years;

5 And Sarai said unto Abram, 14 And also that nation whom My wrong be upon thee : I have they shall serve, will I judge: and given my maid into thy bosom ; afterward shall they come out with and when she saw that she bad great substance.

conceived, I was despised in ber 15 And thou shalt go to thy eyes: the LORD judge between fathers in peace; thou shalt be me and thee. buried in a good old age.

f 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, 16 But in the fourth generation Behold, thy maid is in the hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And between me and thee, and will when Sarai dealt hardly with her, multiply thee exceedingly. she fled from her face.

c 3 And Abram fell on his face m 7 1 And the angel of the LORD and God talked with him, sayfound her by a fountain of water ing, in the wilderness, by the fountain 4 As for me, behold, my covein the way to Shur.

nant is with thee, and thou shalt 8 And he said, Hagar. Sarai's be a father of many nations. maid, whence camest thou ? and n 5 Neither shall thy name any whither wilt thou go? And she more be called Abram; but thy said, I Nee from the face of my name shall be Abraham, for 4 mistress Sarai.

father of many nations have i 9 And the angel of the LORD made thee. said unto her, Return to thy mis- 6 And I will make thee exceedtress, and submit thyself under ber ing fruitful, and I will make nahands.

tions of thee; and kings shall m 10 And the angel of the LORD come out of thee. said unto her, I will multiply thy 6 7 And I will establish my coveseed exceedingly, that it shall not nant between me and thee, and be numbered for multitude. thy seed after thee, in their gene.

11 And the angel of the LORD rations, for an everlasting covesaid unto her, Behold, thou art nant; to be a God unto thee, and with child, and sbalt bear a son, to thy seed after thee. and shalt call his name Ishmael; g 8 And I will give unto thee, and because the LORD hath heard thy to thy seed after thee, the land amiction.

wherein thou art a stranger, all got 12 And he will be a wild man; the land of Canaan, for an ever. bis hand will be against every lasting possession; and I will be man, and every man's hand against their God. him; and he shall dwell in the 2 9 1 And God said unto Abrapresence of all his brethren. bam, Thou shalt keep my covenant 1 13 And she called the name of therefore, thou, and thy seed after the LORD that spake unto her, thee, in their generations. Thou God seest me : for she S 10 This is my covenant, which said, Have I also here looked af- ye shall keep, between me and ter him that seeth me?

you, and thy seed after thee; Eve. & 14 Wherefore th well was ry man-child among you shall be called Beerlahai-roi ; senold, it is circumcised. between Kadesh and Bered. 11 And ye shall circumcise the f 15 1 And Hagar bare Abram a flesh of your foreskin; and it shall son: and Abram called his son's be a token of the covenant betwixt name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. me and you.

16 1 And Abram was fourscore 12 And he that is eight days and six years old, when Hagar old shall be circumcised among bare Ishmael to Abraham. you, every man-child in your ge. СНАР. ХУН,

nerations, he that is born in the d ND when Abram was nine- house, or bought with money of LOBD appeared to Abram, and seed. said unto him, I am the Almighty 13 He that is born in thy house, God; walk before me, and be thou and he that is bought with thy perfect.

money, must needs be circumcis. b 2 And I will make my covenant led: and my covenant shall be in

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your flesh for an everlasting cove- day, as God had said unto nant.

him. w 14 And the uncircumcised man- f 24 And Abraham was ninety child, whose flesh of his foreskin years old and nine, when he was is not circumcised, that soul shall circumcised in the flesh of his be cut off from his people; he hath foreskin. broken my covenant.

25 And Ishmael his son was 15 1 And God said unto Abra- thirteen years old, when he was ham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou circumcised in the flesh of his shalt not call her name Sarai, but foreskin. Sarah shall her name be.

26 In the self-same day was r 16 And I will bless her, and give Abraham circumcised, and Ishmathee a son also of her : yea, I will el his son ; bless her, and she shall be a mo- 27 And all the men of his house, ther of nations; kings of people born in the house, and bought shall be of her.

with money of the stranger, were 17 Then Abraham fell upon his circumcised with him. face, and laughed, and said in his

CHAP. XVIII. heart, Shall a child be born unto 8 ND the LORD appeared

unto him in the plains of and shall Sarah, that is ninety Mamre : and he sat in the tentyears old, bear?

door in the heat of the day ; # 18 And Abraham said unto God, f 2 And he lifted up his eyes and O that Ishmael might live before looked, and lo, three men stood by thee!

him: and when he saw them, he 6 19 And God said, Sarah thy ran to meet them from the tentwife shall bear thee a son indeed'; door, and bowed himself toward and thou shalt call his name Isaac: the ground, and I will establish my covenant d 3 And said, My Lord, if now I with him for an everlasting cove- have found favour in thy sight, pass nant, and with his seed after not away, I pray thee, from thy him.

servant : q 20 And as for Ishmael, I have 4 Let a little water, I pray you, heard thee : Behold, I have bless- be fetched, and wash your feet, ed him, and will make him fruit- and rest ful, and will multiply him exceed- tree: ingly : twelve princes shall he be- 5 And of (11 fetch a morsel of get, and I will make him a great bread, ana mfort ye your hearts; nation.

after that ye shall pass on: for g 21 But my covenant will I es- therefore are ye come to your sertablish with Isaac, whom Sarah vant. And they said, So do, as shall bear unto thee at this set thou hast said. time in the next year.

f 6 And Abraham hastened into t 22 And he left off talking with the tent unto Sarah, and said, him, and God went up from Abra- Make ready quickly three meaham.

sures of fine meal, knead it, and d 23 T And Abraham took Ishma- make cakes upon the hearth. el his son, and all that were born 7 And Abraham 'ran unto the in his house, and all that were herd, and fetched a calf tender and bought with his money, every male good, and gave it unto a young among the men of Abraham's man; and he hasted to dress it. house ; and circumcised the flesh 8 And he took butter, and milk, of their foreskin, in the self-same and the calf which he had dress

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