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Abraham denieth his wife. Ben-ammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

Origin of Moab and Ammon. GENESIS.
28 And he looked toward So-
dom and Gomorrah, and to-
ward all the land of the plain,
and beheld, and, lo, the sinoké
of the country went up as the
smoke of a furnace.

29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the over

CHAP. XX.
1 Abraham sojourneth at Gerar,
denieth his wife, and loseth her. 3
Abimelech is reproved for her in a
dream. 9 He rebuketh Abraham,
14 restoreth Sarah, 16 and reprov
eth her. 17 He is healed by Abra
ham's prayer.

ND Abraham journeyed

throw, when he overthrew the A from trence toward the

cities in the which Lot dwelt. 30 ¶ And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

south country, and dwelled be
tween Kadesh and Shur, and
sojourned in Gerar.

2 And Abraham said of Sarah
his wife, She is my sister: and
Abimelech king of Gerar sent,
and took Sarah.

3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?

5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.

34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I a lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

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

37 And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name

6 And God said unto him in dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.

9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us

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Abimelech rebuketh him.

CHAP. XXI.

Isaac is born.

ND the LORD visited Sa

and what have I offended thee, Arah as he had said, and

that thou hast brought on me

and on my kingdoin a great the LORD did unto Sarah as sin? thou hast done deeds unto he had spoken. me that ought not to be done. 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing? 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's

sake.

19 And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daugh ter of my mother; and she becanie my wife.

bare Abraham a son in his old
2 For Sarah conceived, and
age, at the set time of which
God had spoken to him.
3 And Abraham called the
name of his son that was born
unto him, whom Sarah bare to
him, Isaac.

his son Isaac being eight days
4 Ánd Abraham circumcised
old, as God had commanded
him.

5 And Abraham was an hunIsaac was born unto him. dred years old, when his son

13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said made me to laugh, so that all 6¶ And Sarah said, God hath unto her, This is thy kindness that hear will laugh with me. which thou shalt shew unto the: at every place whither we have said unto Abraham, that 7 And she said, Who would shall come, say of me, He is Sarah should have given chilhim a son in his old age. dren suck? for I have born weaned; and Abraham made 8 And the child grew, and was a great feast the same day that

my brother.

14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and re

Isaac was weaned.

Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abrahanı,

9¶ And Sarah saw the son of

mocking.

stored him Sarah his wife. 15 And Abimelech said, Bebold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee. 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of sil- Abraham, Cast out this bond. 10 Wherefore she said unto ver: behold, he is to thee a woman and her son: for the covering of the eyes, unto all son of this bondwoman shall that are with thee, and with not be heir with my son, even all other: thus she was re- with Isaac.

proved.

171 So Abraham prayed un- grievous in Abraham's sight to God: and God healed Abi- because of his son.

11 And the thing was very

melech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare braham, Let it not be grievous

12 And God said unto A

children.

18 For the LORD had fast and because of thy bondwoclosed up all the wombs of the man; in all that Sarah hath house of Abimelech, because of said unto thee, hearken unto

in thy sight because of the lad,

Sarah Abraham's wife.

CHAP. XXL

1 Inc is born. A He is circumcised.

mael are cast forth. 15 Hagar in

her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

6 Sarah's joy. 9 Hagar and Ish- bond woman will I make a nadistress. 17 The angel comforteth tion, because he is thy seed.

13 And also of the son of the

her. 22 Abimelech's covenant with Abraham at Beer-sheba.

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14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread,

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and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she départed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.

17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.

19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:

23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor

with Abraham. Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away. 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but today.

with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

24 And Abraham said, I will

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27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.

28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?

30 And he said, For these scven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well.

31 Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba; because there they sware both of them.

32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

33¶ And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.

CHAP. XXII. 1 Abraham is tempted to offer Isaac. 5 He goth proof of his faith and obedience, 11 The angel stayeth him. 13 Isaac is exchanged with a rum. 14 The place is called Jo hovah-jireh. 15 Abraham is blessed again. 20 The generation of Nahor unto Rebekah.

AND it came to pass after

these things that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering

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The trial of upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 3 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 burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

CHAP. XXII.

Abraham's faith.

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. 14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will 30 yonder and worship, and come again to you. 6And Abraham took the wood 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.

15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, I sworn, saith the LORD, for 16 And said, By myself have because thou hast done this thy son, thine only son: thing, and hast not withheld 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand and thy seed shall possess the which is upon the sea shore; gate of his enemies;

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

the nations of the earth be bless18 And in thy seed shall all ed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

19 So Abraham returned unto And Abraham said, My son, his young men, and they rose for a burnt offering: so they sheba; and Abraham dwelt at God will provide himself a lamb up and went together to Beer

want both of them together.
9 And they came to the place

Beer-sheba.

which God had told him of; these things, that it was told A, 20¶ And it came to pass after Abraham built an altar braham, saying, Behold, Milder, and bound Isaac his son, unto thy brother Nahor; there, and laid the wood in or cah, she hath also born children

and laid him on the altar upon the wood. 10 And Abraham stretched father of Aram, forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the LORD Bethuel. called unto him out of heaven,

21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the

22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and

and said, Abraham, Abraham: kah: these eight Milcah did bear

23 And Bethuel begat Rebe

and he said, Here am I.

12 And he said, Lay not thine

to Nahor, Abraham's brother. 24 And his concubine, whose

band upon the lad, neither do name was Reumah, she bare thou any thing unto him: for also Tebah, and Gaham, and Dow I know that thou fearest Thahash, and Maachah. God, seeing thou hast not with

CHAP. XXIII.

held thy son, thine only son 1 The age and death of Sarah. The

from me.

13 And Abraham lifted up his

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purchase of Machpelah, 19 where Sarah was buried.

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AND Sarah was an hun

dred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.

2 And Sarah died in Kirjath arba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

3 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 buryingplace 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 mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.

and burial.

12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.

7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.

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 there. 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him, 15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.

8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,

9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.

10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and E phron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the au dience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.

11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead."

17¶ 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

18 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. 20 And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.

CHAP. XXIV. 1 Abraham sweareth his servant. 10 The servant's journey: 12 His prayer: 14 His sign. 15 Rebekah meeteth him, 18 fulfilleth his sign, 22 receiveth jewels, 23 sheweth her kindred, 25 and inviteth him home. 26 The servant blesseth God. Laban entertaineth him. 31 The servant sheweth his message. 50 Laban and Bethuel approve it. 58 Rebekah consenteth to go. 62 Isaac meeteth her.

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