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Abraham denies his wife. GENESIS.

Isaac born. 29 And it came to pass, when God de- her not, know thou that thou shalt surely stroyed the cities of the plain, that God re- die, thou and all that are thine. membered Abraham, and sent Lot out of 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the the midst of the overthrow, when he over- morning, and called all his servants, and threw the cities in the which Lot dwelt. told all these things in their ears: and the

30 1 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and men were sore afraid. dwelt in the mountain, and his two daugh- 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and ters with him ; for he feared to dwell in said unto him, What hast thou done unto Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he, and his us? and what have I offended thee, that two daughters.

thou hast brought on me and on my king31 1 And the first-born said unto the dom a great sin ? thou hast done deeds unto younger, Our father is old, and there is not me that ought not to be done. a man in the earth to come in unto us after 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, the manner of all the earth:

What sawest thou, that thou hast done this 32 Come, let us make our father drink thing? wine, and we will lie with him, that we may 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought. preserve seed of our father.

Surely the fear of God is not in this place 33 And they made their father drink and they will slay me for my wife's sake. wine that night: and the first-born went in 12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she and lay with her father; and he perceived is the daughter of my father, but not the not when she lay down, nor when she arose. daughter of my mother : and she became

34 And it came to pass on the morrow my wife. that the first-born said unto the younger,! 13 And it came to pass, when God caused Behold, I lay yesternight with my father : me to wander from my father's house, that let us make him drink wine this night also ; I said unto her, This is thy kindness which and go thou in, and lie with him, that we thou shalt shew unto me; At every place may preserve seed of our father.

whither we shall come, say of me, He is my 35 And they made their father drink brother. wine that night also: and the younger arose, 14 AndAbimelech took sheep, and oxen, and lay with him; and he perceived not and men-servants, and women-servants, and when she lay down, nor when she arose. gave them unto Abraham, and restored him

36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot Sarah his wife. with child by their father.

| 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land 37 And the first-born bare a son, and call is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee. ed his name Moab: the same is the father 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I of the Moabites unto this day.

have given thy brother a thousand pieces of 38 And the younger, she also bare a son, silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and the father of the children of Ammon unto with all other : thus she was reproved. this day.

| 17 | So Abraham prayed unto God : and CHAP. XX.

God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and A ND Abraham journeyed from thence his maid-servants; and they bare children, A toward the south country, and dwell- 18 For the LORD had fast closed up all ed between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourn- the wombs of the house of Abimelech, beed in Gerar.

cause of Sarah Abraham's wife. 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife,

CHAP. XXI.
She is my sister: And Abimelech king of A ND the LORD_visited Sarah as he had
Gerar sent and took Sarah.

TA said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as
3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream he had spoken.
by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abra-
but a dead man, for the woman which thou ham a son in his old age, at the set time of
hast taken: for she is a man's wife. which God had spoken to him.

4 But Abimelech had not come near her: 3 And Abraham called the name of his and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay also a son that was born unto him, whom Sarah righteous nation ?

bare to him, Isaac. 5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister ? 4 And Abraham circumcised his son and she, even she herself said, He is my Isaac, being eight days old, as God had brother: in the integrity of my heart, and commanded him. innocency of my hands have I done this. I 5 And Abraham was an hundred years

6 And God said unto him in a dream, old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. Yea, I know that thou didst this in the in- 6 | And Sarah said, God hath made me tegrity of thy heart; for I also withheld to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with thee from sinning against me: therefore me. suffered I thee not to touch her.

17 And she said, Who would have said Now therefore restore the man his wife, unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for children suck? for I have born him a son in thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore his old age.

sal Hagar banished.

CHAP. XXII. Abraham tempted to offer Isaac. 8 And the child grew, and was weaned:1 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who and Abraham made a great feast the same hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell day that Isaac was weaned.

me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day. 9 S And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, Egyptian, which she had born unto Abra- and gave them unto Abimelech : and both ham, mocking.

of them made a covenant. 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, 28 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs Cast out this bond-woman, and her son: for of the flock by themselves. the son of this bond-woman shall not be 29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, heir with my son, even with Isaac.

What mean these seven ewe-lambs, which 11 And the thing was very grievous in thou hast set by themselves? Abraham's sight, because of his son.

30 And he said, For these seven ewe12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they not be grierous in thy sight, because of the may be a witness unto me that I have diglad, and because of thy bond-woman; in all ged this well. that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto 31 Wherefore he called that place Beerher voice: for in Isaac shall thy seed be sheba; because there they sware both of called.

them. 13 And also of the son of the bond-wo- 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beerman will I make a nation, because he is thy sheba : then Abimelech rose up, and Phiseed.

chol the chief captain of his host, and they 14 And Abraham rose up early in the returned into the land of the Philistines. morning, and took bread, and a bottle of 33 | And Abraham planted a grove in water, and gave it unto Hagar (putting it Beer-sheba, and called there on the name on her shoulder) and the child, and sent her of the LORD, the everlasting God. away: and she departed, and wandered in 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Phithe wilderness of Beer-sheba.

listines' land many days. 15 [ Aud the water was spent in the bot

CHAP. XXII. tle, and she cast the child under one of the AND it came to pass after these things, shrubs.

A that God did tempt Abraham, and said 16 And she went, and sat her down over unto him, Abraham: And he said, Behold, against him, a good way off, as it were as here I am. bow-shot: for she said, Let me not see the 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine death of the child. And she sat over against only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get him, and lifted up her voice, and wept. thee into the land of Moriah ; and offer him

17 And God heard the voice of the lad: there for a burnt-offering upon one of the and the angel of God called to Hagar out of mountains which I will tell thee of. heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, 3 And Abraham rose up early in the Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two voice of the lad where he is.

of his young men with him, and Isaac his 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in son, and clave the wood for the burnt-offerthine hand: for I will make him a great na- ing, and rose up, and went unto the place of tion.

which God had told him. 19 And God opened her eyes, and she 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted saw a well of water: and she went, and up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad 5 And Abraham said unto his young men, drink.

Abide ye here with the ass, and I and the 20 And God was with the lad; and he lad will go yonder and worship, and come grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and be- again to you. came an archer.

| 6 And Abraham took the wood of the 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Pa-burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his ran: and his mother took him a wife out of son; and he took the fire in his hand and a the land of Egypt.

knife : and they went both of them toge22 { And it came to pass at that time that ther. Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his faof his host spake unto Abraham, saying, ther, and said, My father : and he said, Here God is with thee in all that thou doest: am I, my son. And he said, Behold the

23 Now therefore swear unto me here by fire and the wood: but where is the lamb God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, for a burnt-offering? nor with my son, nor with my son's son: 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will but according to the kindness that I have provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offering • done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and so they went both of them together. to the land wherein thou hast sojourned. 1 9 And they came to the place which God

24 And Abraham said, I will swear. had told him of; And Abraham built an al

25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech tar there, and laid the wood in order; and because of a well of water, which Abime-bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the lech's servants had violently taken away. Saltar upon the wood.

time,

The death of Sarah:

GENESIS. The purchase of Machpelah. 10 And Abraham stretched forth his! 5 And the children of Heth answered hand, and took the knife to slay his son. Abraham, saying unto him,

11'1 And the angel of the LORD called 6 Hear us, my lord; thou art a mighty unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, prince among us: in the choice of our se Abraham. And he said, Here am I. pulchres bury thy dead: none of us shall

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him : thou mayest bury thy dead. for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing 7 And Abraham stood up and bowed thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only himself to the people of the land, even to son from me.

the children of Heth. 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and 8 And he communed with them, saying. looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught If it be your mind that I should bury my in a thicket by his horns: And Abraham dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat went and took the ram, and offered him up for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son. 9 That he may give me the cave of

14 And Abraham called the name of that Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this end of his field; for as much money as it is day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be worth he shall give it me, for a possession seen.

of a burying-place among you., 15 | And the angel of the LORD called 10 And Ephron dwelt among the chil unto Abraham out of heaven the second dren of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite

answered Abraham in the audience of the 16 And said, By myself have I sworn, children of Heth, even of all that went in at saith the LORD, for because thou hast done the gates of his city, saying, this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give thine only son :

I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and it thee; in the presence of the sons of my in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as people give I it thee: bury thy dead. the stars of the heaven, and as the sand 12 And Abraham bowed down himself which is upon the sea-shore; and thy seed before the people of the land. shall possess the gate of his enemies; 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the au

18 And in thy seed shall all the nations dience of the people of the land, saying, of the earth be blessed : because thou hast But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear obeyed my voice.

me: I will give thee money for the field : 19 So Abraham returned unto his young take it of me, and I will bury my dead there. men, and they rose up, and went together 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, sayto Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-ing unto him, sheba

15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land 20 | And it came to pass after these is worth four hundred shekels of silver; things, that it was told Abraham, saying, what is that betwixt me and thee? bury Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children therefore thy dead. unto thy brother Nahor;

16 And Abraham hearkened unto Eph21 Huz his first-born, and Buz his bro-ron, and Abraham weighed to Ephron the ther, and Kemuel the father of Aram, silver which he had named in the audience

22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

Jof silver, current money with the merchant. 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these 17 And the field of Ephron, which was eight Milcah did bear to Nahor Abraham's in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, brother.

the field and the cave which was therein, 24 And his concubine, whose name was and all the trees that were in the field, that Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, were in all the borders round about, were and Thahash, and Maachah.

made sure CHAP. XXIII.

| 18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the AND Sarah was an hundred and seven presence of the children of Heth, before 01 and twenty years old : these were the all that went in at the gate of his city. years of the life of Sarah.

19 1 And after this, Abraham buried Sa2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the rah his wife in the cave of the field of Machsame is Hebron in the land of Canaan : pelah, before Mamre: the same is Hebron And Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, in the land of Canaan. and to weep for her.

| 20 And the field, and the cave that is 3 | And Abraham stood up from before therein were made sure unto Abraham for his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, a possession of a burying-place, by the sons saying,

of Heth. 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with

CHAP. XXIV. you: give me a possession of a burying- AND Abraham was old and well stricken place with you, that I may bury my dead in age: and the LORD had blessed out of my sight.

Abraham in all things.

The servant meets Rebekah: CHAP. XXIV.

Tells his errand. 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest ser-1 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and rant of his house, that ruled over all that he said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my water of thy pitcher. thigh:

| 18 And she said, Drink, my lord. And 3 And I will make thee swear by the she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of her hand, and gave him drink. the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife 19 And when she had done giving him unto my son of the daughters of the Cana-drink, she said, I will draw water for thy anites among whom I dwell:

camels also, until they have done drinking. 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, 20 And she hasted, and emptied her and to my kindred, and take a wife unto pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto my son Isaac.

the well to draw water, and drew for all his 5 And the servant said unto him, Perad-camels. venture the woman will not be willing tol 21 And the man, wondering at her, held follow me unto this land: must I needs his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made bring thy son again unto the land from his journey prosperous, or not. whence thou camest?

| 22 And it came to pass as the camels 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware had done drinking, that the man took a thou, that thou bring not my son thither golden ear-ring of half a shekel weight, and again.

two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels The LORD God of heaven, which weight of gold, took me from my father's house, and from 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? the land of my kindred, and which spake tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, father's house for us to lodge in? Unto thy seed will I give this land: he shall 24 And she said unto him, I am the send his angel before thee, and thou shalt daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, take a wife unto my son from thence. which she bare unto Nahor.

8 And if the woman will not be willing 25 She said moreover unto him, We havo to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from both straw and provender enough, and room this my oath; only bring not my son thitherto lodge in. again.

126 And the man bowed down his head, 9 And the servant put his hand under and worshipped the LORD. the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God to him concerning that matter.

of my master Abraham, who hath not left 10 [ And the servant took ten camels, destitute my master of his mercy and his of the camels of his master, and departed; truth: I being in the way, the Lord led me (for all the goods of his master were in his to the house of my master's brethren. hand;) and he arose, and went to Mesopo- 28 And the damsel ran, and told them of tamia, unto the city of Nahor.

her mother's house these things. 11 And he made his camels to kneel 29 ( And Rebekah had a brother, and down without the city by a well of water, at his name was Laban : and Laban ran out the time of the evening, even the time that unto the man, unto the well. women go out to draw water:

30 And it came to pass when he saw the 12 1 And he said, O LORD God of my ear-ring and bracelets upon his sister's master Abraham, I pray thee, send me hands, and when he heard the words of Regood speed this day, and shew kindness unto bekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man my master Abraham

unto me; that he came unto the man, and 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of wa- behold, he stood by the camels at the well. ter; and the daughters of the men of the 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed city come out to draw water:

of the LORD, wherefore standest thou with14 And let it come to pass, that the dam- out ? for I have prepared the house, and sel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitch-room for the camels. er, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she 32 And the man came into the house: shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw drink also: let the same be she that thou hast and provender for the camels, and water to appointed for thy servant Isaac; and there-wash his feet, and the men's feet that were by shall I know that thou hast shewed kind- with him. ness unto my master.

33 And there was set meat before him to 15 And it came to pass before he had eat: but he said, I will not eat until I have done speaking, that behold, Rebekah came told mine errand. And he said, Speak on. out, who was born to Bethuel son of Mil- 341 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. cah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, 35 And the LORD hath blessed my maswith her pitcher upon her shoulder. ter greatly, and he is become great: and he

16 And the damsel was very fair to look hath given him flocks, and herds, and silupon, a virgin, neither had any man known ver, and gold, and men-servants, and maidher: and she went down to the well, and servants, and camels, and asses. filled her pitcher, and came up.

| 36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a

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Rebekah solicited for Isaac. GENESIS.

Isaac marries Rebekah. son to my master when she was old: and shipped the LORD, boring himself to the unto him hath he given all that he hath. earth.

37 And my master made me swear, say- 53 And the servant brought forth jewels ing, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose and gave them to Rebekah : He gave also land I dwell :

to her brother and to her mother precious 38 But thou shalt go unto my father's things. house, and to my kindred, and take a wife 54 And they did eat and drink, he and unto my son.

the men that were with him, and tarried all 39 And I said unto my master, Perad- night; and they rose up in the morning, venture the woman will not follow me. and he said, Send me away unto my mas

40 And he said unto me, the LORD, be- ter. fore whom I walk, will send his angel with 55 And her brother and her mother said, thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt Let the damsel abide with us a few days, take a wife for my son of my kindred, and at the least ten; after that she shall go. of my father's house.

| 56 And he said unto them, Hinder me 41 Then shalt thou be clear from this my not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and way: send me away, that I may go to my if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear master. from my oath.

57 And they said, We will call the dam42 And I came this day unto the well, sel, and inquire at her mouth. and said, O LORD God of my master Abra- 68 And they called Rebekah, and said ham, if now thou do prosper my way which unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And I go :

she said, I will go. 43 Behold, I stand by the well of water;l 59 And they sent away Rebekah their and it shall come to pass, that when the vir- sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's sergin cometh forth to draw water, and I say vant, and his men. to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said of thy pitcher to drink;

Junto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the
44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, mother of thousands of millions, and let thy
and I will also draw for thy camels : let the seed possess the gate of those which hate
same be the woman whom the LORD hath them.
appointed out for my master's son. 161 And Rebekah arose, and her dam-

* 45 And before I had done speaking in sels, and they rode upon the camels, and
mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth followed the man : and the servant took Re-
with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she bekah, and went his way.
went down unto the well, and drew water : 62 | And Isaac came from the way of the
and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee. well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south

46 And she made haste, and let down country.
her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the
Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: field at the even-tide: and he lifted up his
so I drank, and she made the camels drink eyes, and saw, and behold, the camels were
also.

coming. 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and daughter art thou ? And she said, The when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom camel. Milcah bare unto him: and I put the ear- 65 For she had said unto the servant, ring upon her face, and the bracelets upon What man is this that walketh in the field her hands.

to meet us? And the servant had said, It 48 And I bowed down my head, and is my master : therefore she took a vail and worshipped the Lord, and blessed the covered herself. LORD God of my master Abraham, which 66 And the servant told Isaac all things had led me in the right way to take my that he had done. master's brother's daughter unto his son. 67 And Isaac brought her into his mo

49 And now if ye will deal kindly and ther Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, she became his wife; and he loved her : tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, and Isaac was comforted after his mother's or to the left.

ideath. 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered,

CHAP. XXV. and said, The thing proceedeth from the THEN again Abraham took a wife, and LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or 1 her name was Keturah. good.

12 And she bare him Zimran, and Jok51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take shan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's and Shuah. wife, as the LORD hath spoken.

| 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. 52 And it came to pass, that when Abra- And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and ham's servant heard their words, he wor-Letushim, and Leummim.

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