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Abrahan denies his wife. CHAP. XXI Isaac born-Hagar banished ed between Kadesh and Shur, and so-1 17 [ So Abraham prayed unto God: journed in Gerar.

and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, and his maid-servants; and they bare She is my sister: And Abimelech king of children. Geras sent and took Sarah.

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all 3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream the wombs of the house of Abimelech, be: by night, and said to him, Behold, thou cause of Sarah, Abraham’s wife. art but a dead man, for the woman which

CHAP. XXI. thou hast taken: for she is a man's wife.

4 But Abimelech had not come near said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay al- he had spoken. so a righteous nation ?

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abra5 Said he not unto me, She is my sis- ham a son in his old age, at the set time ter? and she, even she herself said, He is of which God had spoken to him. my brother: in the integrity of my heart 3 And Abraham called the name of his andinnocency of my hands have I done this. son that was born unto him, whom Sarah

6 And God said unto him in a dream, bare to him, Isaac. Yea, I know that thou didst this in the in 4 And Abraham circumcised his son tegrity of thy heart; for I also withheld Isaac, being eight days old, as God had thee from sinning against me : therefore commanded him. suffered I thee not to touch her.

5 And Abraham was a hundred years 7 Now therefore restore the man his old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray 6 | And Sarah said, God hath made me for thee, and thou shalt live : and if thou to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh restore her not, know thou that thou shalt with me. surely die, thou and all that are thine. 7 And she said, Who would have said

8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in /unto Abraham, that Sarah should have the morning, and called all his servants, given children suck? for I have borne him and told all these things in their ears : and a son in his old age. the men were sore afraid.

8 And the child grew, and was wean9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, ed : and Abraham made a great feast the and said unto him, What hast thou done same day that Isaac was weaned. unto us? and what have I offended thee, 9 1 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the that thou hast brought on me and on my Egyptian, which she had borne unto Abra · kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds ham, mocking. unto me that ought not to be done.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, Cast out this bond-woman, and her son: What sawest thou, that thou hast done this for the son of this bond-woman shall not thing?

be heir with my son, even with Isaac. 11 And Abraham said, Because I 11 And the thing was very grievous in thougḥt, Surely the fear of God is not in Abraham's sight, because of his son. this place; and they will slay me for my 12 | And God said unto Abraham, Let wife's sake.

it not be grievous in thy sight, because of 12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she the lad, and because of thy bond-woman; is the daughter of my father, but not the in all that Sarah bath said unto thee, hearken daughter of my mother: and she became unto her voice: for in Isaac shall thy seed my wife.

be called. 13 And it came to pass, when God 13 And also of the son of the hond-wocaused me to wander from my father's man will I make a nation, because he is house, that I said unto her, This is thy thy seed. kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; 14 And Abraham rose up early in the at every place whither we shall come, say morning, and took bread, and a bottle of of me, He is my brother.

water, and gave it unto Hagar (putting it 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and on her shoulder) and the child, and sent oxen, and men-servants, and women-ser- her away: and she departed, and vanvants, and gave them unto Abraham, and dered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. restored him Sarah his wife.

15 And the water was spent in the bot15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my tle, and she cast the child under one of the land is before thee: dwell where it pleas- shrubs. eth thee.

16 And she went, and sat her down over 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I against him, a good way off, as it were a have given thy brother a thousand pieces bow-shot: for she said, Let me not see the of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering death of the child. And she sat over of the eyes unto all that are with thee, against him, and lifted up her voice, and and with all other: thus she was reproved. wept.

Abraham covenants with Abimelech: GENESIS. Commanded to sacrifice Isaac

17 And God heard the voice of the lad: said unto him, Abraham: And he said, and the angel of God called to Hagar out Behold, here I am. of heaven, and said unto her, What ajleth 2 And he said, 'Take now thy son, :hine thee, Hagar? Fear not; for God hath only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get heard the voice of the lad where he is. thee into the land of Moriah ; and offer

18 Arise, list up the lad, and hold him him there for a burnt-offering upon one of in thy hand: for I will make him a great the mountains which I will tell thee of. nation.

3 f And Abraham rose up early in the 19 And God opened her eyes, and she morning, and saddled his ass, and took saw a well of water: and she went, and two of his young men with him, and Isaac filled the bottle with water, and gave the his son, and clave the wood for the burnt lad drink.

offering, and rose up, and went unto the 20 And God was with the lad; and he place of which God had told him. grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and 4 Then on the third day Abraham lift. became an archer.

ed up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of 5 And Abraham said unto his young Paran: and his mother took him a wife men, Abide ye here with the ass, and I out of the land of Egypt.

and the lad will go yonder and worship, 22 4. And it came to pass at that time, and come again to you. that Abimelech and Phichol the chiet cap 6 And Abraham took the wood of the tain of bis host spake unto Abraham, say- burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his ing, God is with thee in all that thou son; and he took the fire in his hand and a doest:

knife: and they went both of them to23 Now therefore swear unto me here gether. by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with ? And Isaac spake unto Abraham his me, por with my son, nor with my son's father, and said, My father: and he said, son : but according to the kindness that I Heream I, my son. And he said, Behold have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto the fire and the wood : but where is the me, and to the land wherein thou hast so- lamb for a burnt-offering ? journed.

8 And Abraham said, My son, God will 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offer

25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech ing : so they went both of them together because of a well of water, which Abime 9 And they came to the place which lech's servants had violently taken away. God had told him of; and Abraham built

26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who an altar there, and laid the wood in orhath done this thing: neither didst thou der; and bound Isaac his son, and laid tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to- him on the altar upon the wood. day.

10 And Abraham stretched forth his 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, hand, and took the knife to slay his son. and gave them unto Abimelech : and both 11 And the angel of the Lord called of them made a covenant.

unto him out of heaven, and said, Abra28 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs ham, Abraham. And he said, Here am I. of the flock by themselves.

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand up29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, on the lad, neither do thou any thing unto What mean these seven ewe-lambs, which him : for now I know that thou fearest thou hast set by themselves ?

God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy 30 And he said, For these seven ewe-son, thine only son, from me. lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and they may be a witness unto me that I have looked, and behold, behind him a ram digged this well.

caught in a thicket by his horns : And 31 Wherefore he called that place Abraham went and took the ram, and of. Beer-sheba; because there they sware fered him up for a burnt-offering in the both of them.

stead of his son. 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer 14 And Abraham called the name of sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phi- that place Jehovah-jireh : as it is said to chol the chief captain of his host, and they this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall returned into the land of the Philistines.' be seen.

33 | And Abraham planted a grove in 15 | And the angel of the LORD called Beer-sheba, and called there on the name unto Abraham out of heaven the second of the LORD, the everlasting God. time,

34 And Abraham sojourned in the Phi 16 And said, By myself have I sworn, listines' land many days.

saith the LORD, for because thou hast done CHÁP. XXII.

this thing, and hast noi withheld thy son, that God did tempt Abraham, and 17 That in blessing I will bless tee,

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The death of Sarah. CHAP. XXIII, XXIV. and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed give I thee, and the cave thar as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand I give it thee ; in the presence of the sota which is upon the sea-shore ; and thy seed of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead. shall possess the gate of his enemies; 12 And Abraham bowed down himself

18 And in thy seed shall all the nations before the people of the land. of the earth be blessed; because thou hast 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the coeyed my voice.

audience of the people of the land, say19 So Abraham returned unto his young ing, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee men, and they rose up, and went togeth-hear me: I will give thee money for the er to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at field: take it of me, and I will bury my Beer-sheba.

dead there. 20 | And it came to pass after these 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, things, that it was told Abraham, saying, saying unto him, Behold, Milcah, she hath also borne chil 15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land dren unto thy brother Nahor ;

is worth four hundred shekels of silver; 21 Huz his first-born, and Buz his bro- what is that betwixt me and thee? bury ther, and Kemuel the father of Aram, therefore thy dead.

99 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pil 16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephdash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. ron, and Abraham weighed to Ephron the

23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah : these silver which he had named in the audi. eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's ence of the sons of Heth, four hundred brother.

shekels of silver, current money with the 24 And his concubine, whose name was merchant. Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Ga 17 | And the field of Ephron, which was ham, and Thahash, and Maachah. in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, CHAP. XXIII.

the field and the cave which was therein, ND Sarah was a hundred and seven and all the trees that were in the field, that years of the life of Sarah.

made sure 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the 18 Unto Abraham for a possession in same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: the presence of the children of Heth, beAnd Abraham came to mour for Sarah, fore all that went in at the gate of his city. and to weep for her.

19 And after this, Abraham buried Sa3 And Abraham stood up from before rah his wife in the cave of the field of his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, Machpelah, before Mamre : the same is saying,

Hebron in the land of Canaan. 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with 20 And the field, and the care that is you: give me a possession of a burying-therein were made sure unto Abraham for place with you, that I may bury my dead a possession of a burying-place, by the out of my sight.

sons of Heth. 5 And the children of Heth answered

CHAP. XXIV.

ND Abraham was old and well prince among us : in the choice of our blessed Abrahain in all things. sepulcbres bury thy dead: none of us shall 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest serwithhold from thee his sepulchre, but that vant of his house, that ruled over all that thou mayest bury thy dead.

he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under 7 And Abrabam stood up and bowed my thigh : himself to the people of the land, even to 3 And I will make thee swear by the the children of Heih.

LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of 8 And be communed with them, saying, the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife If it be your mind that I should bury my unto my son of the daughters of the Cadead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat naanites among whom I dwell : for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, 4 But thou shalt go unto my country,

9 That he may give me the cave of and to my kindred, and take a wife unto Machpelah, which he hath, which is in my son Isaac. the end of his field ; for as much money 5 And the servant said unto him, Peras it is worth be shall give it me, for a adventure the woman will not be willing possession of a burying-place among you. to follow me unto this land : must I needs

10 And Ephron dwelt among the chil- bring thy son again unto the land from drea of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite whence thou camest? answered Abraham in the audience of the 6 And Abrahain said unto him, Beware children of Heth, even of all that went in thou, that thou bring not my son thither at the gate of his city, saying,

again. 11 Nay, my lord, licar me: the field Ī T The Lord God of heaven, which

of hear us, ing your thou art a mighty A strickehvahage and the world had

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