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The confusion of tongues.

GENESIS.

30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest, unto Sephar a mount of the east. 31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

CHAP. XI.

1 One language in the world. 3 The building of Babel. 5 The confusion of tongues. 10 The generations of Shem. 27 The generations of Terah the father of Abram. 31 Terah goeth from Ur to Haran.

ND the whole earth was

The generations of Shem.

9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arpliaxad two years after the flood:

11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:

A of one language, and of he begat Salaia four hundred 13 And Arphaxad lived after

one speech.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

6 And the LORD said, Be hold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

& So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off' to build the city.

and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:

15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daugliters.

16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg : 17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.

18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:

19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.

20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug: 21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.

22 And Serug lived thirty years, and berat Nahor:

23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:

25 And Nalior lived after he begat Terah an hundred and

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971 Now these are the genenions of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot. 28 And Haran died before his father Tetah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

wife, and Lot his brother's so 5 And Abram took Sarai 1 and all their substance that th had gathered, and the souls th they had gotten in Haran; a they went forth to go into t land of Canaan; and into t land of Canaan they came. the land unto the place of 6And Abram passed throu chem, unto the plain of Mor And the Canaanite was then the land.

But Sarai was barren; she had no child. 31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Hahis son's son, and Sarai his nghter in law, his son Abeum's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. 32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.

7 And the LORD appear thy seed will I give this lan unto Abram, and said, U and there builded he an al unto the LORD, who appear unto him.

unto a mountain on the cast
8 And he removed from ther
Beth-el, and pitched his te
having Beth-el on the w

he builded an altar unto
LORD, and called upon

and Hai on the east: and th

name of the LORD.

9 And Abram journeyed,

God calleth Abram, and blesseth ing on still toward the sout! i with a promise of Christ. 4 He arth with Lot from Haran. 6

which is promised him in a vision. down into Egypt to sojou jeeth through Canaan, 7 in the land: and Abram w Be a driven by a famine into there; for the famine : his wife to be his sister, 14 Pha- grievous in the land.

10 And there was a fam

plagues is compelled to restore her. he was come near to enter i 11 And it came to pass, wh

unto Abram, Get thee out his wife, Behold now, I kn of thy country, and from thy that thou art a fair woman kindred, and from thy father's look upon: house, unto a land that I will shew thee: A

12 Therefore it shall com pass, when the Egyptians s

2 And I will make of thee a see thee, that they shall s great nation, and I will bless This is his wife: and they v thee, and make thy name great; kill me, but they will save t

and thou shalt be a blessing:

3 And I will bless them that

bless thee, and curse him that my sister: that it may be curseth thee; and in thee shall with me for thy sake; and all families of the earth be soul shall live because of th 145 And it came to pass, t

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Abram and Lot

GENESIS.

when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair. 15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.

17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.

18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.

20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.

CHAP. XIII.

1 Abram and Lot return out of Egypt. 7 By disagreement they part asunder. 10 Lot goeth to wicked Sodom. 14 God reneweth the promise to Abram. 18 He remoreth to Hebron,

and there buildeth an altar.

AND Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.

2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. 3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai;

4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.

5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

6 And the land was not able

return out of Egypt.

to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.

9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitch

ed his tent toward Sodom.

13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:

15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

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9 With Chedorlaomer the kin of Elam, and with Tidal kin of nations, and Amraphel kin of Shinar, and Arioch king Ellasar; four kings with five 10 And the vale of Siddim te full of slimepits; and the king of Sodom and Gomorrah fle and fell there; and they tha remained fled to the mountai 11 And they took all the good of Sodom and Gomorrah, an all their victuals, and went the

way.

ND it came to pass in the
days of Amraphel king of
Shinar. Arioch king of Ellasar,
Cheerlamer king of Elam,
and Tidal king of nations;
That these made war with
Ben king of Sodom, and with
Binta king of Gomorrah, Shi-
tab king of Admah, and She-
meber king of Zeboiim, and
the king of Bela, which is Zoar.
3. All these were joined toge
ther in the vale of Siddim,
which is the salt sea
Twelve years they served

bram's brother's son, who dwe 12 And they took Lot, A in Sodom, and his goods, an

departed..

13¶ And there came one th

had escaped, and told Abra the Hebrew; for he dwelt ite, brother of Eshcol, and br the plain of Mamre the Amo ther of Aner: and these wo confederate with Abram. that his brother was taken ca 14 And when Abram hea tive, he arned his trained se vants, born in his own hous three hundred and eighted and pursued them unto Dan 15 And he divided hims

Chedorlaomer, and in the thir- against them, he and his s

teenth year they rebelled.
And in the fourteenth year
e Chedorlaomer, and the
kings that were with him, and
te the Rephaims in Ashte-

them, and pursued them un vants, by night, and sm Hobah, which is on the hand of Damascus.

16 And he brought back

roth Karnaim, and the Zuzims the goods, and also brou in Ham, and the Emims in again his brother Lot, and

goods, and the women also, a

the people.

Shaveh Kiriathaim, 6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto El-paran, 17 And the king of Sod which is by the wilderness. 7 And they returned, and return from the slaughter went out to meet him after came to En-mishpat, which is Chedorlaomer, and of the ki try of the Amalekites, and also ley of Shaveh, which is Kalesh, and smote all the coun- that were with him, at the y the Amorites, that dwelt in Ha- king's dale.

zezon-tamar.

And there went out the king Salem brought forth bread of Sodom, and the king of Go- wine: and he was the pries morrah, and the king of Ad- the most high God. mah, and the king of Zebolim,

18 And Melchizedek king

19 And he blessed him,

and the king of Bela (the same said, Blessed be Abram of is Zoar;) and they joined battle most high God, possesso with them in the vale of Siddim; heaven and earth:

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20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath deliver ed thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. 21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.

22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:

24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

CHAP. XV.

1 God encourageth Abram. 2 Abram complaineth for want of an heir. 4 God promiseth him a son, and a multiplying of his sced. 6 Abram is justified by faith. 7 Canaan is promised again, and confirmed by a sign, 12 und a vision.

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FTER these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

2 And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus ?

3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to num

Abram a son.

ber them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. 8 And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?

9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.

10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.

11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.

12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell up on Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not their's, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;

14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

16 But in the fourth genera tion they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have given this land, from the river

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