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Hegar fleeth from Sarai. CHAP. XVI, XVII. 'Abrum's name is changed.

20 And the Hittites, and the Periz 11 And the angel of the Lord said zites, and the Rephaims,

unto her, Behold, thou art with child, 21 And the Amorites, and the Ca and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his naanites, and the Girgashites, and the name Ishmael; because the LORD Jebusites.

hath heard thy affliction. CHAP. XVI.

12 And he will be a wild man; his I Soru, being barren, gireth Hagar to Abram. hand will be against every man, and 4 Heger, being afflicted for despising her mistress, Tirreth arcay.

7 An angel sendeth her every man's hand against him; and he back to sabmit herself, u and telleth her af shall dwell in the presence of all his her child. 15 Ishmael is born.

brethren. Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him 13 And she called the name of the nochildren: and she had an handmaid, Lord that spake unto her, Thou God an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar

. seest me: for she said, Have I also 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Be here looked after him that seeth me? hold now, the Lord hath restrained me 14 Wherefore the well was called from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between my maid; it may be that I may

obtain Kadesh and Bered. children by her. And Abram hear 15 | And Hagar bare Abram a son: kened to the voice of Sarai.

and Abram called his son's name, S And Sarai Abram's wife took Ha- which Hagar bare, Ishmael. gar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram 16 And Abram was fourscore and had dwelt ten years in the land of Ca- six years old, when Hagar bare Ishfrian, and gave her to her husband mael to Abram. Abram to be his wife.

CHAP. XVII. 4 And he went in unto Hagar, and 1 God reneweth the covenant. 5 Abram his she conceived : and when she saw that name is changed, in token of a greater bless

ing. 10 Circumcision is instituted. she bad conceived, her mistress was

Sarai her name is changed, and she blessed. despised in her eyes.

17 Isaac is promised. 23 Abraham and Ish5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My mael are circumcised. wrong be upon thee: I have given my And when Abram was ninety years maid into thy bosom; and when he old and nine, the LORD appeared to saw that she had conceived, I was Abram, and said unto him, I am the despised in her eyes: the Lord judge Almighty God; walk before me, and between me and thee.

be thou perfect. 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Be 2 And I will make my covenant behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to tween me and thee, and will multiply her as it pleaseth thee. And when thee exceedingly, Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled S And Abram fell on his face: and from her face.

God talked with him, saying, 74 And the angel of the LORD found 4 As for


my covenant is her by a fountain of water in the wild with thee, and thou shalt be a father derness, by the fountain in the way to of many nations. Shur.

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

6 And I will make thee exceeding 9 And the angel of the LORD said fruitful, and I will make nations of unto her, Return to thy. mistress, and thee, and kings shall come out of thee. submit thyself under her hands. 7 And I will establish my covenant

10 And the angel of the LORD said between me and thee and thy seed after unto her, I will multiply thy seed ex- thee in their generations for an everceedingly, that it shall not be num-lasting covenant, to be a God unto bered for multitude.

thee, and to thy seed after thee.

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Circumcision is instituted. GENESIS, Abraham entertaineth three angels.

8 And I will give unto thee, and to 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thy seed after thee, the land wherein thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and 12: thou art a stranger, all the land of Ca- will make him fruitful, and will mul- h naan, for an everlasting possession; tiply him exceedingly; twelve princes and I will be their God.

shall he beget, and I will make him 9 And God said unto Abraham, great nation. Thou shalt keep my covenant there 21 But my covenant will I establish ill fore, thou, and thy seed after thee in with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto : their generations.

thee at this set time in the next year. 10 This is my covenant, which

ye 22 And he left off talking with him, shall keep, between me and you and and God went up from Abraham. thy seed after thee; Every man child 23 | And Abraham took Ishmael is among you shall be circumcised. his son, and all that were born in his tz

11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh house, and all that were bought with : of your foreskin; and it shall be a token his money, every male among the men of the covenant betwixt me and you. of Abraham's house; and circumcised

12 And he that is eight days old shall the flesh of their foreskin in the selfbe circumcised among you, every man same day, as God had said unto him. child in your generations, he that is 24 And Abraham was ninety years born in the house, or bought with old and nine, when he was circumcised money of any stranger, which is not of in the flesh of his foreskin. thy seed.

25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen 13 He that is born in thy house, and years old, when he was circumcised in he that is bought with thy money, the flesh of his foreskin. must needs be circumcised: and my 26 In the selfsame day was Abraham covenant shall be in your flesh for an circumcised, and Ishmael his son. everlasting covenant.

27 And all the men of his house, born 14 And the uncircumcised man child in the house, and bought with money of whose flesh of his foreskin is not cir- the stranger, were circumcised with cumcised, that soul shall be cut off him. from his people; he hath broken my

CHAP, XVIII. covenant.

1 Abraham entertaineth three angels. 9 Saruk i 15 And God said unto Abraham,

is reproved for laughing at the strange pro

mise. 17 The destruction of Sodom is rercalAs for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not ed to Abraham, 23 Abraham maketh intercall her name Sarai, hut Sarah shall cession for the men thereof. her name be.

And the Lord appeared unto him 16 And I will bless her, and give in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in in thee a son also of her: yea, I will the tent door in the heat of the day; bless her, and she shall be a mother of 2 And he lift


his eyes and looknations; kings of people shall be of ed, and, lo, three men stood by him : her.

and when he saw them, he ran to meet 17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, them from the tent door, and bowed and laughed, and said in his heart, himself toward the ground, Shall a child be born unto him that is 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have an hundred years old and shall Sarah, found favour in thy sight, pass not that is ninety years old, bear: away, I pray thee, from thy servant:

18 And Abraham said unto God, O 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be that Ishmael might live before thee! fetched, and wash your feet, and rest

19 And God said, Sarah thy wife yourselves under the tree: shall bear, thee a son indeed; and thou 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, shalt call his name Isaac: and I will and comfort ye your hearts; after that establish

covenant with him for an


shall pass on: for therefore are ye everlasting covenant, and with his seed come to your servant. And they said, after him.

So do, as thou hast said.

The destruction of Sodom CHAP. XVIII.

is revealed 10 Abrahan. 6 And Abraham hastened into the judgment; that the Lord may bring tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready upon Abraham that which he hath quickly three measures of fine meal,. spoken of him. knead it, and make cakes


the 20 And the LORD said, Because the hearth.

cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and because their sin is very grievous; and fetcht a calf tender and good, and 21 I will go down now, and see gave it unto a young man; and he whether they have done altogether hasted to dress it.

according to the cry of it, which is 8 And he took butter, and milk, and come unto me; and if not, I will know. the calf which he had dressed, and set 22 And the men turned their faces it before them; and he stood by them from thence, and went toward Sodom: under the tree, and they did eat. but Abraham stood yet before the

99 And they said unto him, Where LORD. is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Be 23 | And Abraham drew near, and hold, in the tent.

said, Wilt thou also destroy the right10 And he said, I will certainly re eous with the wicked? turn unto thee according to the time 24 Peradventure there be fifty rightof life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall eous within the city: wilt thou also deshave a son. And Sarah heard it in troy and not spare the place for the the tent door, wbich was behind him. fifty righteous that are therein? 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were

ere 25 That be far from thee to do after old and well stricken in age; and it this manner, to slay the righteous with ceased to be with Sarah after the man the wicked: and that the righteous ner of women.

should be as the wicked, that be far 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within from thee: Shall not the Judge of all herself, saying, After I am waxed old the earth do right? shall I have pleasure, my lord being 26 And the LORD said, If I find in old also.

Sodom fifty righteous within the city, 13 And the LORD said unto Abra- then I will spare all the place for ham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, say their sakes. ing, Shall I of a surety bear a child, 27 And Abraham answered and said, which am old?


now, I have taken upon me to. 14 Is any thing too hard for the speak unto the LORD, which am but LORD! At the time appointed I will dust and ashes : return unto thee, according to the time 28 Peradventure there shall lack five of life, and Sarah shall have a son. of the fifty righteous : wilt thou des

15 Then Sarah denied, saying, Itroy all the city for lack of five ? And laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, If I find there forty and five, , he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh. I will not destroy it.

16 And the men rose up from 29 And he spake unto him yet again, thence, and looked toward Sodom: and said, Peradventure there shall be and Abraham went with them to bring forty found there. And he said, I will them on the way.

not do it for forty's sake. 17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide 30 And he said unto him, Oh let not from Abraham that thing which I do; the Lord be angry, and I will speak :

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely Peradventure there shall thirty be become a great and mighty nation, found there. And he said, I will not and all the nations of the earth shall do it, if I find thirty there. be blessed in him!

31 And he said, Behold now, I have 19 For I know him, that he will taken upon me to speak unto thes command his children and his hous-Lord : Peradventure there shall be hold after him, and they shall keep the twenty found there. And he said, I way of the LORD, to do justice and will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

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Lot entertaineth two angels.


Lot obtaineth leave. 32 And he said, Oh let not the they said again, This one fellow came Lord be angry, and I will speak yet in to sojourn, and he will needs be but this once : Peradventure ten shall a judge: now will we deal worse be found there. And he said, I will with thee, than with them. And they not destroy it for ten's sake.

pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, 33 And the Lord went his way, as and came near to break the door. soon as he had left communing with 10 But the men put forth their hand, Abraham : and Abraham returned un and pulled Lot into the house to them, to his place.

and shut to the door. CHAP. XIX.

11 And they smote the men that 1 Lot entertaineth two angels. 4 The vicious were at the door of the house with Sodomites are stricken with blindness. Lot is sent for sufety into the mountains. 18 He blindness, both small and great: so obtaineth leave to go into Zoar. 24 Sodom and that they wearied themselves to find Gomorrah are destroyed. 26 Lot's wife is the door. a pillur of salt. 30 Lot dwelleth in a care. 31 The incestuous original of Moab and

12 | And the men said unto Lot, Ammon.

Hast thou here any besides ? son in And there came two angels to So- law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, dom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of and whatsoever thou hast in the city, Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up bring them out of this place : to meet them; and he bowed himself 13 For we will destroy this place, with his face toward the ground;

because the cry of them is waxen 2 And he said, Behold now, my great before the face of the Lord; lords, turn in, I pray you, into your and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it servant's house, and tarry all night, and

14 And Lot went out, and spake unwash your feet, and ye shall rise up to his sons in law, which married his early, and go on your ways.

And daughters, and said, Up, get you out they said, Nay; but we will abide in of this place; for the Lord will desthe street all night.

troy this city. But he seemed as one 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; that mocked unto his sons in law. and they turned in unto him, and en

15 | And when the morning arose, tered into his house; and he made then the angels hastened Lot, saying, them a feast, and did bake unleaven- Arise, take thy wife, and thy two ed bread, and they did eat.

daughters, which are here ; lest thou 4 | But before they lay down, the be consumed in the iniquity of the city. men of the city, ecen the men of So

16 And while he lingered, the men dom, compassed the house round, laid hold upon his hand, and upon the both old and young, all the people hand of his wife, and upon the hand from every quarter :

of his two daughters; the LORD being 5 And they called unto Lot, and said merciful unto him: and they brought unto him, Where are the men which him forth, and set him without the city. came in to thee this night? bring them

17 And it came to pass, when out unto us, that we may know them. they had brought them forth abroad,

6 And Lot went out at the door that he said, Escape for thy life; look unto them, and shut the door after him, not behind thee, neither stay thou in

7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do all the plain; escape to the mountain, not so wickedly.

lest thou be consumed. 8 Behold now, I have two daugh

18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not ters which have not known man; let so, my Lord. me, I pray you, bring them out unto 19 Behold now, thy servant hath you, and do ye to them as is good iù found grace in thy sight, and thou hast your eyes : only unto these men do magnified thy mercy, which thou hast nothing; for therefore came they un shewed unto me in saving my life; and der the shadow of


I cannot escape to the mountain, lest 9 And they said, Stand back. And some evil take me, and I die:

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CHAP. XX. Abraham denieth his wife. 90 Behold now, this city is near to he perceived not when she lay down,

nor when she arose. let me escape thither, (is it not a little 34 And it came to pass on the morone ?) and my soul shall live.

row, that the firstborn said unto the 81 And he said unto him, See, I have younger, Behold, I lay yesternight accepted thee concerning this thing with my father: let us make him drink also, that I will not overthrow this city, wine this night also; and go thou in, for the which thou hast spoken.

and lie with him, that we may preserve 99 Haste thee, escape thither; for seed of our father. I cannot do any thing till thou be come 35 And they made their father drink thither. Therefore the name of the wine that night also: and the younger city was called Zoar,

arose, and lay with him; and he per03 The sun was risen upon the ceived not when she lay down, nor earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

when she arose. 94 Then the LORD rained


So 36 Thus were both the daughters of dom and upon Gomorrah brimstone Lot with child by their father. and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 37 And the firstborn bare a son, and

25 And he overthrew those cities, called his name Moab: the same is the and all the plain, and all the inhabit-father of the Moabites unto this day. ants of the cities, and that which grew 38 And the younger, she also bare upon the ground.

a son, and called his name Ben-ammi: 26 But his wife looked back from the same is the father of the children behind him, and she became a pillar of Ammon unto this day. ' of salt.

CHAP. XX. 27 And Abraham gat up early in 1 Abraham sojourneth at Gerar, 2 denieth his the morning to the place where he

wife, and loseth her. 3 Abimelech is reproved

for her in a dream. 9 He rebuketh Abraham, stood before the LORD:

14 restoreth Surah, 16 and reproreth her. 17 98 And he looked toward Sodom He is healed by Abraham's prayer. and Gomorrah, and toward all the land And Abraham journeyed from thence of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the toward the south country, and dwellsmoke of the country went up as the ed between Kadesh and Shur, and sosmoke of a furnace.

journed in Gerar. 29 [ And it came to pass, when 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his God destroyed the cities of the plain, wife, She is my sister : and Abimelech that God remembered Abraham, and king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. sent Lot out of the midst of the over 3 But God came to Abimelech in a throw, when he overthrew the cities dream by night, and said to him, Bein the which Lot dwelt.

hold, thou art but a dead man, for the 30 ( And Lot went up out of Zoar, woman which thou hast taken; for she and dwelt in the mountain, and his two is a man's wife. daughters with him; for he feared to 4 But Abimelech had not come near dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, her: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay he and his two daughters.

also a righteous nation? 31 And the firstborn said unto the 5 Said he not unto me, She is my younger, Our father is old, and there is sister? and she, even she herself said, not a man in the earth to come in unto He is my brother : in the integrity of us after the manner of all the earth: my heart and innocency of my hands

39 Come, let us make our father have I done this. drink wine, and we will lie with him, 6 And God said unto him in a dream, that we may preserve seed of our fa- Yea, I know that thou didst this in the ther.

integrity of thy heart; for I also with33 And they made their father drink held thee from sinning against me: wine that night: and the firstborn therefore suffered I thee not to touch went in, and lay with her father, and I her.

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