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is promised again, and confirmed by a Sign, 12 and a Vision.

Ver. 1

FTER these Things the Word of the LORD


Abram : I 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


House is this Eliezer of Damascus ?

3 And Abram faid, 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 SȚARS, if thou be able to NUMBER them : and he said unto him, So shall thy Seed be.

6 i And he BELIEVED in Rom. iv. 3 What saith the Scrithe LORD; and he counted it pture! Abraham BELIEVED God, and

it was counted unto him for RIGHto him for RIGHTEOUSNESS. 7 And he said unto him, be'the Heir of the World, was not

13 For the PROMISE that he should I am the Lord that brought to Abraham, or to his Seed through thee out of the Land of Ur the Law, but through the RIGHTEof the Chaldees, to give thee OUSNESS of FAITH.

14 For if they which are of the this Land to inherit it.

Law be HEIRS, Faith is made void, 8 And he said, LORD and the Promise made of none EfGod, whereby shall I know feat.

Is Because the Law workerb Wrath: that I mall inherit it?

for where no Law is, there is no 9 And he said unto him, Transgresion. Take me an Heifer of three

16 Therefore it is of FAITH, that

it might be by GRACE; to the END Years old, and a She-goat of the PROMISE might be sure to all three Years old, and a Ram the Seed, not to that only which is of three Years old, and a of the FAITH of Abraham, who is

of the Law, but to that allo which is Turtle-dove, and a young the FATHER of us all, Pigeon.

17 (As it is written, I have made 10 And he took unto him thee a Father of many Nations)

before him whom he BELIEVED, even all these, and divided them God who QUICKNETH the Dead, and in the Midst, and laid each calleth those things which BE NOT,

as though THEY WERE. Piece one against another :

18 Who against HOPE, BELIEVED but the Birds divided he in Hope, that he might become the pot.

FATHER of many Nations ; according

!! And

11 And when the Fowls to that which was spokea, So ball came down upon the Carca- thy Seed be.

19 Ani beiog not weak in FAITH, fes, Abram drove them away. he confidered not his own Body now

12 And when the Sun was DEAD, when he was about an hun going down, a deep Sleep fell dred years old, neither yet the Dead

. upon Abram; and lo, an Hor

20 HE STAGGERED not at the PROror of great Darkness fell


MISE of God through UNBELIEF ; but on him.

was STRONG in Faith, giving ĢLORY

to God. 21 And being fully PERSWADED, that what he had PROMISED, he was ABLE also to perform. · 22 And therefore it was IMPUTED to him for R IGHTEOUSNESS.

23 Now it was not WRITTEN for his SAKE ALONE, that it was impared to him;

24 But for us ALSO, to whom it shall be IMPUTED, if we BELIEVE On him that RAISED up Jesus our Lord from the Dead,

25. Who was DELIVERED for our OFFENCES, and was raised again for our JUSTIFICATION.

Gal. iii, 6 Even as Abraham BELIEVED God, and it was accounted to him for RIGHTEOUSNESS.

7 Know ye therefore, that they which are of Farty, the fame are the CHILDREN of Abraham.

8 And the Scripturc foreseeing that God would justify the HEATHEN through Faith, preached before the GOSPEL unto Abraham, saying, la thee fhall all Nations be BLESSED.

9 So then they which be of Faith, are BLESSED with faithful Araham.

13. CHRIST hath redeemed us from the Curse of the Law, being made a Curse for us : for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a Tree :

14 That the BLESSING of Abraham might come on the GENTILES through JESUS CHRIST ; that we might receive the Promise of the Spirit through FAITH

John viii. s6 Abraham REJOYCED to see my Day, and he saw it, and was glad.

s7 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty Years old, and haft chou seen Abraham? So And Jesus faith unto them, Before Abraham was, I AM. 13 k And he said unto A

* Ads vii. 6 And God spake on bram, Know of a Surety that this wife, That his Seed should fo.

journ in a ftrange Land, and that thy Seed shall be a Stranger in they should bring them into Bon. a Land that is not theirs, and dage, and intreat them EVIL FOUR

HUNDRED Years, shall serve them, and they

7. And the Nation to whom they {hall afflict them FOUR HUN- Thall be in Bondage, will I JUDGE, DRED Years.

said God: and after that shall they

come forth, and serve me in this 14 And also that Nation

Place. 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 Generation they shall come hither again : for the Iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

17 And it came to pass, that wben the Sun went down, and it was dark, behold, a smoaking Furnace, and a burning Lamp that passed between those Pieces.

18 In that same Day the LORD made a Covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy Seed have I given this Land, from the River of Egypt, unto the great River, the River Euphrates :

19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,

21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.


i Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Abram. 6 Hagar,

being afflicted for despising her Mistress, runneth away : 9 An Angel sendeth her back to submit herself, 11 and telleth

her of her Child. 15 Ishmael is born. . 1

TOW i Sarai A " Gal. iv. 22. It is written, That N bram's Wife bare

Abraham had two Sons, the one by

a Bond-maid, the other by a Ficehim no Children : and she

woman. had an Handmaid an Egyp

23 But he who was of the Bond. tian, whose Name was Ha- but he of the Frec-woman was by

woman was born after the FLESH: gar.

PROMISE. 2 And Sarai said unto A 24 Which Things are an ALLEGO

RY; for these are the two COVENANTS; bram, Behold, now the LORD the one from the MOUNT Sinal

, which hath restrained me from bear- genderech to BONDAGE, which is Aing: I pray thee go in unto gar.

25 For this Agar is MOUNT SINAC my Maid ; it may be that I in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusamay obtain Children by her : lem which now is, and is in BONDAGE and Abram hearkned to the with her children.

26 But Jerusalem which is above, Voice of Sarai.

is FREE, which is the Mother of us 3 And Sarai Abram's Wife all, took Hagar her Maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten Years in the Land of Canaan, and gave her to her Hufband Abram to be his Wife.

4 And he went in unto Hagar, and the conceived: And when the law that she had conceived, her Mistress was despised in her Eyes.

5 And

5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My Wrong be upon thee: I have given my Maid into thy Bofom ; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her Eyes : the LORD judge between me and thee.

6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy Maid is in thy Hand ; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her Face.

7 And the Angel of the LORD found her by a Fountain of Water in the Wilderness, by the Fountain in the Way to Shur.

8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's Maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the Face of my Mistress Sarai.

9 And the Angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy Mistress, and submit thy self under her Hands.

10 And the Angel of the Lord said unto her, I will multiply thy Seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbred for multitudc.

11 And the Angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with Child, and shalt bear a Son, and shalt call his Name Ishmael ; because the Lord hath heard thy Affiction.

12 m And he will be a m Gen. xxv. 18 And Ishmael died wild Man ; his Hand will be

in the Prelence of all his Brethren. against every Man, and every Man's Hand against him ; and he shall dwell in the Presence of all his Brethren.

13 And she called the Name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God feest me : for the said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

14 Wherefore the Well was called Beer-lahairoi.

15 And Hagar bare Abram a Son : and Abram called his Son's Name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

16 And Abram was fourscore and six Years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.


i God reneweth the Covenant. 5 Abram's Name is changed,

in Token of a greater Blessing. 10 Circumcision is instituted. 15 Sarai's Name is changed, and the blesséd. 16Ifaac is promised. 23 Abraham and Ifmael are circumcised.

Ver. À

ND when Abram was ninety Years old and nine,

the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the ALMIGHTY GOD; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

2 And I will make my COVENANT between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

3 And Abram fell on his Face : and God talked with him, saying,

4 As for me, behold, my Covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a Father of many Nations.

5 Neither shall thy Name any more be called Abram ; but thy Name shall be ABRAHAM, for a Father of many Nations have I made thee.

6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make Nations of thee; and Kings shall come out of thee.

7 And I will establish my Covenant between me and thee, and thy Seed after thee, in their Generations for an everlasting Covenant ; to be a God unto thee, and to thy Seed after thee.

8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy Seed after thee, the Land wherein thou art a Stranger, all the Land of Canaan, for an everlasting Possellion ; and I will be their GOD.

9 And God said unto ABRAHAM, Thou shalt keep my COVENANT therefore, thou, and thy Seed after thee, in their Generations. 10 . This is my Cove

^ A&s vii. 8 And he gave him the NANT which ye shall keep, 1o ABRAHAM begat Isaac, and cire

COVENANT of CIRCUMCISION : and between me and you, and cumcised him the eighth Day; and thy Seed after thee; Every Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat

the twelve PATRIARCHS. Man-child among you shall

Rom. ii. 25 For CIRCUMCISION vebe circumcised.

rily profiteth, if thou keep the Law: 11 And ye shall circumcise but if thou be a Breaker of the Law,

thy CIRCUMCISION is made Uncirthe Flesh of your Fore-skin, cumcision. and it shall be a Token of 26 Therefore if the Uncircumcision the Covenant betwixt me and keep the RIGHTEOUSNESS of the Law,

shall not his Uncircumcision de councyou.

ed for CIRCUMCISION: 12 And he that is eight 27 And shall not Uncircumcision Days old shall be circumcised

which is by Nature, if it fulfil the

Law, judge thee, who by the Letter among you, every Man-child and Circumcision, doit transgress in your Generations, he that the Law? is born in the House, or

28 For he is not a Jew, which is F


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