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Dant, thou and thy seed after thee, unto thee at this set time in the next in their generations.

year. 15 And this shall be my covenant 29 And he left off talking with him; which ye shall keep between me and and God went up from Abraham. thee and thy seed after thee; every 30 And Abraham took Ishmael his man child among you shall be cir- son, and all that were born in his cumcised.

house, and all that were bought with 16 And ye shall circumcise the flesh his money, every male among the of your foreskin; and it shall be a men of Abraham's house; and cirtoken of the covenant betwixt me cumcised the flesh of their foreskin and you.

in the self-same day, as God had said 17 And he that is eight days old unto him. shall be circumcised among you, 31 And Abraham was ninety and every man child in your generations; nine years old when he was circum

18 He that is born in the house, or cised in the fiesb of his foreskin. bought with money of any stranger,

32 And Ishmael was thirteen years which is not of thy seed.

old when he was circumcised in the 19 He that is born in thy house, and flesh of his foreskin. he that is bought with thy money, 33 In the self-saine day Abraham must needs be circumcised, and my was circumcised, and Ishmael his corenant shall be in your flesh for an son; and all the men of his house, everlasting covenant.

which were born in his house, and 20 And the uncircumcised man bought with money of strangers, child, whose flesh of his foreskin is were also circumcised with him. not circumcised, that coul shall be

CHAPTER XVIII. cut off from his people, he hath

The Lord appears to Abraham-Lot being broken my covenant.

warned of God, flees. 21 And God said unto Abraham, as ND the Lord appeared unto for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call Abraham in the plains of Mamre. her Dame Sarai, but Sarah thou shalt And he sat in his tent door in the call her name.

heat of the day; 22 And I will bless her, and I will 2 And he lifted up his eyes and give thee a son of her; yea, I will looked, and lo, three men stood by bless her, and she shall be blessed, him; and when he saw, he ran to The mother of nations; kings and meet them from his tent door, and people shall be of her.

bowed himself toward the ground, 23 Then Abraham fell on his face and said; and rejoiced, and said in his heart, 3 My brethren, if now I have found There sball a child be born unto him favour in your sight, pass not away I that is an hundred years old, and pray you from thy servant. Sarah that is ninety years old shall 4 Let a little water I pray you be bear.

fetched, and wash your feet, and rest 24 And Abrabam said unto God, Oh yourselves under the tree, and I will that Ishmael might live uprightly fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort before thee!

ve your hearts; after that you shall 25 And God said, Sarah thy wife pass on ; for therefore are ye come to eball hare thee a son, and thou shalt

your servant.

And they said, So do, call his name Isaac; and I will as thou hast said. establish my covenant with himn also, 5 And Abraham hastened into the för an everlasting covenant with his tent unto Sarah, and said, Make seed after him.

ready quickly three measures of fine 26 And as for Ishmael, I have heard meal, knead, and make cakes upon thee: Behold, I have blessed him, the hearth. and will make him fruitful, and will 6 And Abraham ran unto the herd, multiply him exceedingly;

and fetched a calf, tender and good, 27 Twelve princes shall he beget, and gave it unto a young man, and and I will make him a great nation. he hasted to dress it.

29 But my covenant will I establish 7 And he took butter and milk, and Lith Isaac, whon Sarah shall bear the calf which he had dressed, and


set thein berore them, and he stood by go down now, and see tbat their them under the tree', and they did eat. iniquities are rewarded unto them.

& And they said unto him, Where is 21 And ye shall have all things Sarab thy wife? And he said, Be- done altogether according to the cry bold, in the tent.

of it, which is come unto me. 9 And one of them blessed Abraham, 22 And if ye do it not, it shall be and he said, I will certainly return upon your heads; for I will destroy unto thee from my journey, and lo, them, and you shall know that I will according to the time of life, Sarah do it, for it shall be before your eyes. thy wife shall have a son.

23 And the angels which were holy 10 And Sarah heard him, in the men, and were sent forth after the tent dour.

order of God, turned their faces from 11 Aud now Abraham and Sarah thence and went toward Sodom. being old, and stricken in age; there- 24 But Abraham stood yet before fore it had ceased to be with Sarah the Lord, remembering the things after the manner of women;

which bad been told him. 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within 25 And Abraham drew near to herself, saying, After I have waxed Sodom, and said unto the Lord, calling old shall bave pleasure, my lord upon his name, saying, Wilt thou debeing old also ?

stroy the righteous with the wicked ? 13 And the angel of the Lord said Wilt thou not spare them? unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah 26 Peradventure there may be fifty laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety righteous within the city, wilt thou bear a child, which an old ? Is any- also destroy and not spare the place thing too hard for the Lord ?

for the fifty righteous that may be 14 At the time appointed, behold, I therein ? will return unto thee from my journey, 27 O may that be far from thee to which the Lord hath sent me; and do after this manner, to slay the according to the time of life thou righteous with the wicked ; and that mayest know that Sarah shall have a the righteous should be as the wicked. son.

28 O God, may that be far from 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I thee, for shall not the Judge of all laughed not; for she was afraid. And the earth do right? he said, Nay, but thou didst laugh. 29 And the Lord said unto Abraham, 16 And the angels rose up from

If tbou findest in Sodom, fifty rightthence, and looked toward Sodom ; eous within the city, then I will spare and Abraham went with them to all the place for their sakes. bring them on the way.

30 And Abraham answered and 17 And the angel of the Lord, said, said, Behold, now, I have taken upon Shall I hide from Abraham that thing me to speak unto the Lord, which is which the Lord will do for him ; able to destroy the city, and lay all seeing that Abraham shall surely be the people in dust and ashes; come a great and mighty nation, and 31 'Will the Lord spare them perall the nations of the earth shall be adventure there lack five of the fifty blessed in him ?

righteous; wilt thou destroy all the 18 For I know him, that he will city for their wickedness, it I find cominand his children, and his house- there forty and five righteous ? hold after him, and they shall keep 32 And he said, I will not destroy, the way of the Lord, to do justice and but spare them. judgment, that the Lord may bring 33 And he spake unto him again, upon Abraham that which he has and said, Peradventure there should spoken of him.

be forty found there? 19 And the angel of the Lord said 34 And he said, I will not destroy unto Abraham, The Lord said unto it for forty's sake. us, Because the cry of Sodom and 35 And he said again unto the Lord, Gomorrah is great, and because their 0, let not the Lord be angry, and I sin is very grievous, I will destroy will speak; Peradventure there shall them.

thirty be found there? 20 And I will send you, and ye shall / 36 And he said, I will not destroy


them if thou shalt find thirty there. , back. And they were angry with

37 And he said, Behold now, I have him. taken upon me to speak unto the 10 And they said among themLord; wilt thou destroy them if per- selves, This one came in to adventure there shall twenty be found sojourn among us, and he will needs there?

now make himself to be a judge; 38 And he said, I will not destroy now we will deal worse with him them for twenty's sake.

than with them. 39 And Abraham said unto the 11 Wherefore they said unto the Lord, 0, let not the Lord be angry, man, We will have the men, and thy and I will speak yet but this once, daughters also; and we will do with peradventure ten shall be found there? them as seemeth us good. 40 And the Lord said, I will not 12 Now this was after the wickeddestroy them for ten's sake. And nesss of Sodom. the Lord ceased speaking with Abra- 13 And Lot said, Behold now, I ham.

have two daughters which have not 41 And as soon as he had left com- known man; let me, I pray you, muning with the Lord, Abraham plead with my brethren that I may went his way.

not bring them out unto you; and ye 42 And it came to pass that Abra- shall not do unto them as seemeth ham returned unto his tent.

good in your eyes ; CHAPTER XIX.

14 For God will not justify his Orerthrme of Sodom and Gumorrah-Let's integriti-Mercy of GM-Let's flight

servant in this thing; wherefore, let L's rife perished - Iniquity of Lot's

me plead with my brethren, this drughters.

once only, that unto these men ye

came three angels to Sodom in peace in my house; for therefore the evening; and Lot sat in the door came they under the shadow of my of his house, in the city of Sodom. roof.

2 And Lot, seeing the angels, rose 15 And they were angry with Lot up to meet them; and he bowed him and came near to break the door, self with his face toward the ground; but the angels of God, which were

3 And he said, Behold now, my holy men, put forth their hand and lords, turn in, I pray you, into your pulled Lot into the house unto them, servant's house, and tarry all night, and shut the door. and wash your feet, and ye shall rise 16 And they smote the men with up early, and go on your ways.

blindness, both small and great, that 4 And they said, Nay; but we will they could not come at the door. abide in the street all night.

17 And they were angry, so that 5 And he pressed upon them greatly; they wearied themselves to find the and they turned in unto him, and door, and could not find it. entered into his house; and he made 18 And these holy men said unto them a feast, and did bake unlea- Lot, Hast thou any here besides thy vened bread, and they did eat. sons-in-law, and thy son's sons and

6 But before they lay down to rest, thy daughters ? the men of the city of Sodom com- 19 And they commanded Lot, saypassed the house round, even men ing, Whatsoever thou hast in the which were both old and young, city, thou shalt bring out of this even the people from every quarter; place, for we will destroy this place;

7. And they called unto Lot, and 20 Because the cry of them is waxen said unto him, Where are the men great, and their abominations have wbieh came in unto thee this night? come up before the face of the Lord; bring them out unto us, that we may and the Lord hath sent us to destroy know them.

it. 8 And Lot went out of the door, 21 And Lot went out and spake onto them, and shut the door after unto his sons-in-law, which married bini, and said, I pray you, brethren, his daughters, and said, Up, get ye do not so wickedly.

out of this place, for the Lord will 9 And they said unto him, Stand destroy this city.


22 But he seemed as that' hind bim, and became a pillar of salt. mocked, unto his sons-in-law.

34 And Abraham got up early in 23 And when the morning came, the morning to the place where he the angels bastened Lot, saying, stood before the Lord, and he looked Arise, take thy wife, and thy two toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and daughters which are here, lest thou toward all the land of the plain, and be consumed in the iniquity of the behold, lo, the smoke of the country city.

went up as the smoke of a furnace. 24 And while he lingered the angels 35 And it came to pass, when God laid hold upon his hand, and upon had destroyed the cities of the plain, the band of his wife, and upon the that God spake unto Abraham, sayhand of his two daughters; the Lord ing, I have remembered Lot, and being merciful unto them; and they sent him out of the midst of the brought them forth, and set them overthrow, that thy brother might down without the city.

not be destroyed, when I overthrew 25 And it came to pass, when they the city in the which thy brother Lot had brought them forth abroad that dwelt. they said unto them, Escape for your 36 And Abraham was comforted. lives; look not behind you, neither And Lot went up out of Zoar, and stay you in all the plain ; escape to dwelt in the mountain, and his two the mountain lest you be consumed. daughters with him ; for he feared to

26 And Lot said unto one of them, dwell in Zoar. And he dwelt in a Oh, not so iny Lord! behold now, thy cave, he and his two daughters. servant has found grace in thy sight, 37 And the first-born dealt wickedly, and thou hast magnified thy mercy and said unto the younger, Our father which thou hast showed unto me in has become old, and we have not a saving my life; and I cannot escape man on the earth to come in unto us, to the mountain, lest some evil over- to live with us after the manner of all take me, and I die.

that live on the earth; 27 Behold now, here is another city, 38 Therefore come, let us make our and this is near to flee unto, and it is father drink wine, and we will lie a little one; oh, let me escape thither, with bim, that we may preserve seed and may not the Lord destroy it, and of our father. my soul shall live.

39 And they did wickedly, and made 28 And the angel said unto him, their father drink wine that night ; See, I have accepted thee concerning and the first-born went in and lay this thing also, that I will not over- with her father; and he perceived throw this city, for the which thou not when she lay down, nor when she hast spoken; haste thee, escape arose. thither, for I cannot do anything 40 And it came to pass on the moruntil thou be come thither.

row, that the first-born said unto the 29 And the name of the city was younger, Behold, I lay yesternight called Zoar. Therefore the sun was with my father; let us make him risen upon the earth when Lot en- drink wine this night also, and go tered into Zoar.

thou in and lie with him, that we may 30 And the Lord did not destroy preserve seed of our father. Sodom until Lot had entered into Zoar. 41 And they made their father drink

31 And then, when Lot had entered wine that night also; and the younger into Zoar, the Lord rained upon arose, and lay with him, and he perSodom, and upon Gomorrah; for the ceived not when she lay down, nor angels called upon the name of the when sho arose. Lord for brimstone and fire from the 42 Thus were both the daughters of Lord out of heaven.

Lot with child by their father. 32 And thus they overthrew those 43 And the first-born bare a son, cities and all the plain, and all the and called his name Moab; the fainhabitants of the cities, and that ther of the Moabites, the same which which grew upon the ground.

are unto this day. 33 But it came to pass, when Lot 44 And the younger, she also bare fled, his wife looked back from be- I a son, and called his name Ben-ammi; the father of the children which are 12 And Abraham said, Because I Annooites; the same which are unto thought assuredly the fear of God this day.

was not in this place, and they would CHAPTER XX.

slay me for my wife's sake; Abrim goeth to Gerar--Abraham and

13 And yet indeed she was my Sarth reproved by Abimelech. sister; she was the daughter of my

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thence toward the south coun- | mother; and she became my wife. try, and dwelt between Kadesh and 14 And it came to pass, when God Sbur, and sojourned in Gerar.

caused me to wander from my fa2 And Abraham said again of Sarah ther's house, that I said unto her, his wife, She is my sister.

This shall be thy kindness which 3 And Abimelech, king of Gerar, thou shalt show unto me, at every sent and took Sarah. But God caine place whither we shall come, say of to Abimelech in a dream by night, me, He is my brother. and said unto him, Behold, thou hast 15 And Abimelech took sheep and taken a woman which is not thine oxen, and men servants, and women 0w, for she is Abraham's wife.

servants, and gave unto Abraham, 4 And the Lord said unto hiin, Thou and restored unto him Sarah his shalt return her unto Abraham, for wife. if ihoa do it not thou shalt die.

16 And Abimelech said, Behold, my 5 And Abimelech had not come near land lieth before thee; dwell where her; for the Lord had not sutiered it pleaseth thee.

17 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, 6 And he said, Lord, wilt thou slay I have given thy brother a thousand me, and also a righteous pation? pieces of silver; behold, he shall give Be bold, said he not unto me, She is unto thee a covering of the eyes, and Dy sister?

And she, even she her- it shall be a token unto all that thou zelt eid, He is my brother; and in mayest not be taken again from the integrity of mine heart, and in Abraham thy husband. And thus the innocency of my hands have I she was reproved. dole this.

18 So Abraham prayed unto God; 7 And God said unto him in a and God healed Abimelech, and his dream, Yea, I know that thou didst wife, and his maid servants, and they do this in the integrity of thy heart; bare unto himn children. for I also withheld thee from sinning 19 For because of Sarah, Abraham's against me; therefore suffered I not wife, the Lord had fast closed up all thre to touch her.

the wombs of the house of Abimelech. low, therefore, restore the man's

CHAPTER XXI. wile to him, for he is a prophet, and

A con born to Abraham-Isaac named he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt

Boul-woman cast out - Cwenant with Abilise; and if thou return her not to meirch. bim, know thou that thou shalt surely SD the Lord visited Sarab as he die; thou and all that are thine.

had said, and the Lord did unto 9 Therefore, Abimelech arose early Sarah as he had spoken by the mouth in the morning, and called his ser- of his angels : for Sarah conceived vants, and told all these things in and bear Abraham a son in his old their ears; and the men were age, at the set time of which the afraid.

angels of God had spoken to himn. 10 Then Abimelech called Abraham, 2 And Abraham called the pame of and said unto him, What hast thou his son that was born unto him, whoin done unto us? and in what have I Sarah bear unto him, Isaac. offended thee that thou hast brought 3 And Abraham circumcised his son on me and on my kingdom a great sin? Isaac, he being eight days old, as God

11 Tbuu bast done things unto me had commanded him. that ouzbt not to be done. And + And Abraham was an hundred Abimelech said unto Abrabam, What years old, when his son Isaac was sa west thou, that thou hast done this born unto him. thing?

1 5 And Sarab said, God has made


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