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CHAP. XVI.

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an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Be. hast given no seed: and lo, one born in hold now, the LORD bath restrained me my house is mine heir,

from bearing: I pray thee go in unto my 4 And behold, the word of the LORD maid; it may be that I may obtain chil. came unto him, saying, This shall not be dren by her. And Abram hearkened to thine heir; but he that shall come forth the voice of Sarai. out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 3 And Sarai,Abram's wife,took Hagar her

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt said, Look now toward heaven, and tell ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave the stars, if thou be able to number them: her to her husband Abram to be his wife. and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 4 |And he went in unlo Hagar, and

6 And he believed in the Lord; and he she conceived: and when she saw that she counted it to him for righteousness. bad conceived, her mistress was despised

7 And be said unto him, I am the Lord in her eyes. that brought thee out of Ur of the Chal

5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong dees, to give thee this land to inherit it. Ibe

upon thee: I have given my maid into & And he said, Lord God, whereby thy bosom; and when she saw that she had shall I know that I shall inherit it? conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the

9 And he said unto him, Take me a Lord judge between me and thee. heifer of three years old, and a she-goat 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, of three years old, and a ram of three years thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigcon. pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt

10 And he took unto bim all these, and hardly with her, she fled from her face. divided them in the midst, and laid each 7.1 And the angel of the Lord found piece one against another: but the birds her by a fountain of water in the wilder divided he not.

ness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. 11 And when the fowls came down upon 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, the carcasses, Abram drove them away. whence camest thou ? and whither wile

12 And when the sun was going down, thou go? And she said, I fee from the face a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, a of my mistress Sarai. horror of great darkness fell upon him. 9 And the angel of the Lord said unto

13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a her, Return to thy mistress, and submit surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in thyself under her hands. a land that is not theirs, and shall serve 10 And the angel of the Lord said unto them; and they shall allict them four her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, bundred years;

that it shall not be numbered for multitude. 14 And also that nation whom they shall 11 And the angel of the LORD said unto serve, will I judge: and afterward shali her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt they come out with great substance, bear a son, and shalt call his name ish

15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in mael; because the Lord hath beard thy peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old affliction. age.

12 And he will be a wild man; his hand 16 But in the fourth generation they will be against every man, and every man's shall come bither again: for the iniquity hand against himn; and he shall dwell in of the Amorites is not yet full.

the presence of all his brethren, 17 And it came to pass, that when the 13 And she called the name of the LORD sun went down, and it was dark, behold that spake unto her, Thou God seest nie: a smoking, furnace, and a burning lamp for she said, Have I also here looked after that passed between those pieces. him that seeth me?

18 In that same day the LORD made a 14 Wherefore the well was called Beercovenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy lahai-roi ; behold, it is between Kadesh seed bave I given this land, from the river and Bered. of Egypt unto the great river, the river 15 T And Hagar bare Abrain a son: Euphrates:

and Abram called his son's name, which 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, Hagar bare, Ishmael, and the Kadmonites,

16 | And Abram was fourscore and 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, six years old when Hagar bare Ishmael to and the Rephaims,

Abram. 21 And the Amurites, and the Canaan

CHAP. XVI. internet and the Girgashites, and the Jebu A Dahen Abrae was very year old

many nations.

Circumcision instituted.

GENESIS. Abraham entertaineth angels. Abram, and said unto him, I am the Al 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall mighty God; walk before me, and be thou bear thee a son indeed, and thou shall perfect.

call his name Isaac: and I will establish 2 And I will make my covenant be- my covenant with him for an everlasting tween me and thee, and will multiply thee covenant, and with his seed after him. exceedingly.

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and talked with him, saying,

will make him fruitful, and will multiply 4 As for me, behold, my covenant is him exceedingly: twelve princes shall be with thee, and thou shalt be a father of beget, and I will make him a great nation.

21 But my covenant will I establish 5 Neither shall thy name any more be with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto called Abram; but thy name shall be Abra- thee at this set time in the next year. ham; for a father of many nations have I 22 And he left off talking with him, and made thee.

God went up from Abraham. 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruit 23 | And Abraham took Ishmael his ful, and I will make nations of thee; and son, and all that were born in his house, kings shall come out of thee.

and all that were bought with his money, And I will establish my covenant be- every male among the men of Abraham's tween me and thee, and thy seed after house; and circumcised the flesh of their thee, in their generations, for an everlast- foreskin, in the self-same day, as God had ing covenant, to be a God unto thee,and said unto him. to thy seed after thee.

24 And Abraham was ninety years old 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy and nine, when he was circumcised in the seed after thee, the land wherein thou art flesh of his foreskin. a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen everlasting possession; and I will be their years old, when he was circumcised in God.

the flesh of his foreskin. 9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou 26 In the self-same day was Abraham shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, circumcised, and Ishmael'his son; and thy seed after thee, in their

generations. 27 And all the men of his house, born 10 This is my covenant, which ye shall in the house, and bought with money of keep, between me and you, and thy seed the stranger, were circumcised with him. after thee; Every man-child among you

CHAP. XVIII. shall be circumcised.

ND the Lord appeared unto him

of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the tent-door in the heat of the day; the covenant betwixt me and you.

2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked, 12 And he that is eight days old shall and lo, three men stood by him: and be circumcised among you, every man- when he saw them, he ran to meet them child in your generations, he that is born from the tent-door, and bowed himself toin the house, or bought with money of ward the ground, any stranger, which is not of thy seed. 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have

13 He that is born in thy house, and he found favour in thy sight, pass not away, that is bought with thy money, must needs I pray thee, from thy servant : be circumcised: and my covenant shall be 4 Let a little water,

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pray you, be in your desh for an everlasting covenant. fetched, and wash your feet, and rest

14 And the uncircumcised man-child, yourselves under the tree : whose flesh of his foreskin is not circum 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread cised, that soul shall be cut off from his and comfort ye your hearts ; after that people; he hath broken my covenant. ye shall pass on : for therefore are ye

15 T'And God said unto Abraham, As come to your servant. And they said, So for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her do, as thou hast said. name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent

16 And I will bless her, and give thee unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, three measures of fine meal, knead it, and she shall be a mother of nations ; kings and make cakes upon the hearth. of people shall be of ber.

7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and i7 Then Abraham fell upon his face, fetched a calf tender and good, and gave and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall it unto a young man ; and he hasted to a child be born unto him that is a hundred dress it. years old ? and shall Sarah, that is ninety 8 And he took butter, and milk, and years old, bear?

the calf which he had dressed, and set it 18 And Abraham said unto God, Othat before them; and he stood by them under Ishmael might live before thee! the tree, and they did eat.

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