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29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven eve-lambs, which thou hast set by themselves 2

30 And he said, For these seven ewe-lambs shalt thou take of my

hand, that they may be a witness

unto me that I have digged this well. g 31 Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba ; because there they sware both of them. g 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose | and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines. t 33 T And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the Lortm, the everlasting God. 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days. CHAP. XXII. f A ND it came to pass after - these things, that God did • tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham : And he said, Behold, here I am. g 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom

land of Moriah ; and offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. d 3 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 burntoffering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. f4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with

of the burnt-offering, 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. |s 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 2 t 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offering : so they went both of them together. 9 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. s 10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. m 11 And the angel of the Lord 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 any thing unto him : for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast notwithheld thy son, thine only son, from me. f 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind him a ram 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. t 14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh : as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lorin it shall be seen. t 15 " And the angel of the Lond called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, 16 And said, By myself have I

the ass, and I and the lad will go

yonder and worship, and come

again to you.
6 And Abraham took the wood;

sworn, saith the Lorin, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

fit That in blessing I will bless choice of our sepulchres bury thy thee, and in multiplying I will dead: none of us shall withhold multiply thy seed as the stars of |from thee his sepulchre, but that the heaven, and as the sand which thou mayest bury thy dead. is upon the sea-shore; and thyid 7 And Abraham stood up and seed shall possess the gate of his bowed himself to the people of the enemies; | land, even to the children of Heth. b 18 And in thy seed shall all the 8 And he communed with them, nations of the earth be blessed ; saying, If it be your mind that I because thou hast obeyed my voice. should bury my dead out of my g 19 So Abraham returned unto sight, hear me, and entreat for me his young men, and they rose up, to Ephron the son of Zohar, and went together to Beer-sheba ; 9 That he may give me the cave and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba. of Machpelah, which he hath. f20 " And it came to pass after which is in the end of his field; these things, that it was told Abra- for as much money as it is worth ham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she he shall give it me, for a possession hath also borne children unto thy of a burying-place among you. brother Nahor; o 10 And Ephron dwelt among the

21 Huz his first-born, and Buz children of Heth. And Ephron his brother, and Kemuel the father the Hittite answered Abraham in of Aram, the audience of the children of

22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Heth, even of all that went in at Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. the gate of his city, saying,

23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: w 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the these eight Milcah did bear to Na-field give I thee, and the cave that

hor, Abraham's brother.

24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah

f A ND Sarah was a hundred
and seven and twenty

years old : these were the years of
the life of Sarah.
g 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-
arba; the same is Hebron in the
land of Canaan: And Abraham
came to mourm for Sarah, and to
weep for her.
f3 T 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 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

mighly prince among us; in the

is therein, I give it thee; in the
presence of the sons of my people
give I it thee: bury thy dead.
12 And Abraham bowed down
himself before the people of the
f 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 will
give thee money for the field: take
it of me, and I will bury my dead
14 And Ephron answered Abra-
ham, saying unto him,
15 My lord, hearken unto me:
the land is worth four hundred
shekels of silver; what is that be-
twixt me and thee bury therefore
thy dead.
16 And Abraham hearkened un-
to Ephron, and Abraham weighed
to Ephron the silver which he had
mamed in the audience of the sons
of Hoth, four hundred shekels of
silver, current money with the mer-

g 17 T And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure o, 13. 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. J 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. f ND Abraham was old and well stricken in age : and

the Lo RD 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 : g 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 wise unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I dwell : d 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. e 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 give 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 mine oath; only bring not my son thither agam. c 9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter. g 10 " And the servant took ten camels, of the camels of his master, and departed ; (for all the goods of his master were in his hand;) and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. f 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 : d 12 And he said, O Lorld God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day. and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water ; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water : 14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink and I will give thy camels drink also : let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac ; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master. f 15 T And it came to pass, before 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. 16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin; neither had any man known her : and

she went down to the well, and and Laban ran out unto the man, filled her pitcher, and came up. unto the well. 17 And the servant ran to meet, 30 And it came to s, when her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, he saw the ear-ring, and bracelets drink a little water of thy pitcher, upon his sister's hands, and when 18 And she said, Drink, my lie heard the words of Rebekah lord: and she hasted, and let down his sister, saying, Thus spake the her pitcher, upon her hand, and man unto me; that he came unto gave him drink. the man, and behold, he stood by 19 And when she had done line camels at the well. iving him drink, she said, I will 31 And he said, Come in, thou raw water for thy camels also, blessed of the Lord, wherefore until they have done drinking. standest thou without 2 for I have jo 20 And she hasted, and emptied prepared the house, and room sor her pitcher into the trough, and the camels. ran again unto the well to draw| f 32 And the man came into the water, and drew for all his camels. house: and he ungirded his camels, 21 And the man, wondering at and gave straw and provender her, hell his peace, to wit whether for the camels, and water to wash the Lond had made his journey, his seet, and the men's feet that prosperous, or not. were with him. f 22 And it came to pass, as the 33 And there was set meat becamels had done drinking, that the fore him to eat : but he said, I will man took a golden ear-ring, of not eat until I have told mine er

half a shekel weight, and , two rand.

bracelets for her hands of ten

shekels weight of gold, 23 And said,

hose daughter

And he said, Speak on.
34 And he said, I am Abraham's

35 And the Lord hath blessed

art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is my master greatly, and he is be

there room in th for us to lodge in

ather's house come great: and he hath

iven him flocks, and herds, and silver,

24 And she said unto him, I am and gold, and men-servants, and the daughter of Bethuel the son of maid-servants, and camels, and

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 Lo

R.D. c 27 And he said, Blessed be the LoRD God of my master Abraham, who hath not lest 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. f 29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Labau :

C 2

36 And Sarah, my master's
wife, bare a son to my master
when she was old : and unto him
hath he given all that he hath.
f 37 And my master made me
swear, saying, Thou shalt not take
a wise to my son of the daugh-
ters of the Canaanites, in whose
land I dwell :
38 But thou shalt go unto m
father's house, and to my kindre
and take a wise unto my son.
39 And I said unto my master,
Peradventure the woman will not
follow me.
r 40 And he said unto me, The
LoRn, before whom I walk, will
send his angel with thee, and pros-
per thy way ; * shalt take

a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house. 41 Then shalt thou be clear from this mine oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my wath. f 42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O Lond God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I

o : g 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 pray 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 Lortly hath appointed out for my master's son. 45 And before I had dome speaking in mime 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. 46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will ive thy camels drink also : so I i. and she made the camels drink also. {{. 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.

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 LoRd hath spoken. c 52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the LoRD, bowing himself to the earth. f 53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah. He gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things. 54 And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master. 55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten ; after that she shall go. 56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the Lord hath prospered my way: send me away, that I may go to my master. 57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth. 53 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man 2 And she said, 1 will go. f 59 And they sent away Rebe

48 And I bowed down my head, kah their sister, and her nurse, and and worshipped the Lord, and Abraham's servant, and his men. blessed the Lord God of my mas- 60 And they blessed Rebekah, ter Abraham, which had led me and said unto her, Thou art our in the right way to take my mas-sister; be thou the mother of ter's brother's daughter unto his thousands of millions, and let thy son. | seed possess the gate of those T' 49 And now if ye will owo hate them. kindly and truly with my master, 61 T And Rebekah arose and tell me: and if not, tell me; that her damsels, and they rode upon

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