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bought with Money of any one outwardly; neither is that CIRO, Stranger, which is not of thy
CUMCISION, which is outward in the
29 But he is a Jew, which is one 13 He that is born in thy INWARDLY; and Circumcision is thac House, and he that is bought not in the Letter, whose Praise is not
of the HEART, in the SPIRIT, and with thy Money, must needs of Men, but of God. be circumcised : and my Co
Rom. iv. 9 Cometh this Blessedness venant shall be in
then upon the Circumcision only, or Flesh your
upon the Uncircumcifion also : For for an everlasting Covenant. we say, that Faith was reckoned to
14 And the uncircumcised ABRAHAM for RIGHTEOUSNESS. Man-child, whose Flesh of when he was in Circumcision, or in
10 How was it then reckoned ? his Fore-skin is not circum- Uncircumcision : not in Circumcificised, that Soul shall be cut on, but in Uncircumcision. off from his People: he hath Circumcision, a Seal of the Riga
11 And he received the sign of broken my Covenant.
TEOUSNESS of the Faith which he 15 And God said unto A- had yet being uncircumcised: that
he might be the Father of all them braham, As for Sarai thy that believe, though they be not cirWife, thou shalt not call her cumcised ; that RIGHTEOUSNEss might Name Sarai, but Sarah shall be IMPUTED unto them allo:
12 And the FATHER of CIRCUMCI. her Name be.
SION to them who are not of the Cir16 And I will bless her, cumcision only, but also walk in the and give thee a Son also of Steps of that Faith of our FATHER
ABRAHAM, which he had being yet her: yea, I will bless her, and uncircumcised. she shall be a Mother of Na 13 For the PROMISE that he should
be the Heir of the WORLD, was not tions ; Kings of People shall
to ABRAHAM, or to his Seed through be of her.
the Law, but through the RIGHTE17 Then Abraham fell
OUSNES OF FAITH.
upon his Face, and laughed, and Law be Heirs, Faith is made void,
14 For if they which are of the said in his Hcart, Shall a Child and the Promise made of none Efbe born unto him that is an
feat. hundred Ycars old ? and shall Effect unto you, whosoever of you
Gal. v. 4 Christ is become of no Sarah, that is ninety Years are JUSTIFIED by the Law; ye are falold, bear!
len from GRACE.
s For we through the SPIRIT wait 18 And Abraham said un- for the Hope of RIGHTEOUSNESS by to God, O that Ishmael might Faith, live before thee !
6 For in JESUS CHRIST, neither
Circumcision availeth anything, nor 19 And God said, Sarah Uncircumcision, but Faith which thy Wife shall bear thee a WORKETH by Love. Son indeed ; and thou shalt thould glory, save in the Cross of our
Gal. vi. 14 But God forbid that I call his Name ISAAC : and I LORD JESUS CHRIST, by whom the will establish my Covenant World is CRUCIFIED unto me, and I with him for an everlasting
anto the World.
Is For in CHRIST JEsus neither Covenant, and with his Seed Circuncifion availeth any thing, nor after him.
20 And as for Ishmael, I Uncircumcision, but a new CREAhave heard thee : behold, I
16 And as many as walk accordhave blessed him, and willing to this Rule, Peace be on them, make him fruitful, and will and Mercy, and upon the Israel of multiply him exceedingly :
Col. ii. ii In whom also ye are twelve Princes shall he beget, circumcised with the circumcision and I will make him a great the body of the Sins of the Flesh,
made without Hands, in putting off Nation.
by the CIRCUMCISION of CHRIST. 21 But my Covenant will I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set Time in the next Year.
22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.
23 And Abraham took Ishmael his Son, and all that were born in his House, and all that were bought with his Money, every Male among the Men of Abraham's House; and circumcised the Flesh of their Fore-skin, in the self-fame Day, as God had said unto him.
24 And Abraham was ninety Years old and nine when he was circumcised in the Flesh of his Fore-skin.
25 And Ishmael his Son was thirteen Years old when he was circumcised in the Flesh of his Fore-skin.
26 In the self-fame Day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his Son.
27 And all the Men of his House, born in the House, and bought with Money of the Stranger, were circumcised with him
CH A P. XVIII.
! Abraham entertaineth three Angels. 9 Sarah is reproved for
laughing at the strange Promise. 17 The Destruction of Sodom is revealed to Abraham. ' 23 Abraham maketh Interceffion for the Men thereof. Ver. I
ND the LORD appeared unto him in the Plains
Heat of the Day.
2 And he lift up his Eyes and looked, and lo, three Men stood by him : and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the Tent-door, and bowed himself toward the Ground,
3 . And said, My LORD, • Heb. xiii. 2 Be not forgetful to if now I have found Favour entertain Strangers; for thereby some
have entertained ANGELS unawares. in thy Sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy Servant.
4 Let a little Water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your Feet, and rest your selves under the Tree.
5 And I will fetch a Morsel of Bread, and comfort ye your Hearts ; after that you shall pass on : for therefore are ye come to your Servant. And they said, So do as thou hast said.
6 And Abraham haftned into the Tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three Measures of fine Meal, knead it, and make Cakes upon the Hearth.
7 And Abraham ran unto the Herd, and fetched a Calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young Man; and he hasted to dress it.
8 And he took Butter and Milk, and the Calf which he had drefled, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the Tree, and they did eat.
9 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy Wife? and he said, Behold, in the Tent.
10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the Time of Life ; and lo, Sarah thy Wife shall have
And Sarah heard it in the Tent-door, which was behind him.
1 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, and well ítricken in Age : and it ceased to be with Sarah after the Manner of Women.
12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old, shall I have Pleasure, my Lord, being old also ?
13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a Child, which am old ! 14
Is any thing too HARD for the LORD! At the Time APPOINTED will I return unto thee, according to the Time of Life, and Sarah shall have a Son.
15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not : for the was afraid. And he said, Nay, but thou didst laugh.
16 And the Men rose up from thence, and looked toward SODOM: And Abraham went with them to bring them on their Way,
17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that Thing which I do ;
18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and MIGHTY NATION, and all the Nations of the Earth shall be BLESSED in him?
19 For I know him, that he will coMMAND his ChilDREN and his Houshold after him, and they shall KepP THE Way of the LORD, to do JUSTICE and Judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him
20 And the LORD said, Because the Cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their Sin is very GRIEVOUS ;
21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the Cry of it, which is come unto, me; and if not, I will know.
22 And the Men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom : but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also DESTROY the RIGHTEOUS with the Wicked?
24 Peradventure there shall be Fifty Righteous within the City : wilt thou also destroy, and not SPARE the Place for the fifty Righteous that are therein.
25 That be far from thee to do after this Manner, to SLAY the RighTEOUS with the WICKED: and that the Righteous should be as the Wicked, that be far from thee: fhall not the Judge of all the Earth do RIGHT?
26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom FIFTY Righteous within the City, then will I fpare all the Place for their Sakes.
27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold, now have I taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am buf Dust and ASHES.
28 Perdventure there shall lack Five of the fifty Righteous : wilt thou destroy all the City for lack of five ? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradyenture there shall be FORTY found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's Sake.
30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the LORD be anCRY, and I will speak : Peradventure there thall THIRTY
be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to SPEAK unto the LORD: Peradventure there shall be TWENTY found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's Sake.
32 And he said, Oh let not the LORD be ANGRY, and Į will speak yet but this once : Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's Sake.
33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham : and Abraham returned unto his Place.
CH A P. XIX.
i Lot entertaineth two Angels. 4 The vitious Sodomites are
ftricken with Blindness. 12 Lot is sent for Safety into the Mountains : 18 He obtaineth Leave to go into Zoar. Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed. 26 Lot's Wife is a Pillar of Salt. 30 Lot dwelleth in a Cave.
Lot dwelleth in a Cave. 31 Tbe incestuous Original of Moab and Ammon. Ver. 1 NDP there came
Rem. i. 18 For the WRATH of
God is revealed from Heaven against two ANGELs to all UNGODLINESS, and UnrighteourSodom at Even ; and Lot fatness of Men, who hold the Truth in in the Gate of Sodom : and UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
21 Because that when they KNEW Lot seeing them, rose up to God, they GLORIFIED him not as God, meet them; and he bowed neither were thankful, but became himself with his Face toward Vain in their IMAGINATIONS, and their
foolish Heart was DARKNED. the Ground.
22 Profesing themselves to be 2 And he said, Behold now WISE, they became Fools. my Lords, turn in I pray you, UNCORRUPTIBLE GOD, into an IMAGE
23 And changed the Glory of the into your Servant's House, made like to corruptible Man, and
all Night, and wash to Birds, and four-footed Beasts, and your Feet, and ye shall rise creeping Things.
24 Wherefore God also
them up early, and go on your up to UNCLEANNESS, through the Ways. And they said, Nay, Lusts of their own Hearts, to dis
HONOUR their own Bodies between þut we will abide in the Street
themselves : all Night.
25 Who changed the TRUTH of 3 And he presled upon them Gon into a Lie, and worshipped arid
SERVED the Creature more than the greatly ; and they turned in CREATOR, who is blessed for ever. unto him, and entred into his