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5. And he believed in the Lord: Now Sarah, Abram's wise, bare him

Cousness.

Abram's Suith.

CHAP. XVI.

Hugar's flight. 2 And Abiam sajd, Lord God, what hold, a smoking surnace, and a burntvilt thou give me, sceing I go child. ing lamp that passed between those less, and the steward of iny house is pieces. this Eleazer of Damascus?

18 In that same day the LORD made a 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thou hast given no seed, and, lo, one thy seed hure I given this land, from born in my liouse is mine heir. the river of Egypt unto the great river,

4 1 And, behold, the word of thelibe river Euphrates: LORD came unto bim, saying, This 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, sliall not be thrine heir: but lie that and the Kadmonites, shall come fortin out of thine own 20 And wie Hitutes, and the Penznowels shall be thine heir.

zites, and the Repbaims, 5.and be brought him forth abroad, 21 Aud the Anorites, and the Ca. and said, Look now toward beaven, naanites, and the Girgashites, and the and tell the sturs, if thou be able to Jebusites. number then: and he said unto bim,

CHAP. XVI. So shall thy seed be.

children: and she had a bandand he counted it to him for right- maid, an Egyptian, whose name was

Hagar. 7!! And he said unto him, I am the 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, BeLord that brought thee out of Ur of bold, now, the LORD hath restrained the Chaldees, to give thee this laud 10 me from bearing: I pray thee, go in inlicrit it.

junto my inaid; it may be that I may 8 And he said, Lord God, whereby obtain children by her. Avid Abraun oli I know that I shall inlcrit it? hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

9 And lie said unto him, Take me a 3 And Sarai, Abram's wife took Haheiler of three years old, and a she-gr her maid, the Egyptian, after goat of three years old, and a mam or bran had dwelt ten years in the land Three years old, and a turile dove, and of Canaan, and gave her to ber bus. u young pigeon.

band brain to be his wife. 10 and lie took unto him all tbese, 11 And he went in unto Hagar, and and divided them in the midst, and she conceived; and when she saw that laid each piece one against another; she hai conceived, ber mistress was but the biriis divided be not.

despised in her eyes. 11 And when the lowls came down 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, NTY upon the carcases, Abram Jrove them wrong be upon thee: I have giren my rivay'.

mail into thy boson; and when the 12 And when the sun was going saw that slie bad conceived, I was down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram : despised in ber eyes: the LORD judge and, 1o, a horror of great darkucus fell between me and thee. upon him.

6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, 13 Aud he said unto Abram, Know thy naid is in thy band; do to lier as of a surety that thy secd shall be ajit pleagetb thee. And when Sarai stranger in a land that is not theirs, dealt hardly with her, slic fled from and shall serve them; and they shall ber face. alflict them four liundred yeas; 7 TAnd the angel of the Logd found

14 And also that nation, whom they her by a fountain of water in the wiifliall serve, will I judge; and alter derness, by the fountain in the way to wand shall diey come out with great Shur. substance.

8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, 15 Aud thou shalt go to thy fathers in i whence camest thou?' and whither peace; thou shalt be buried in a good wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from

the face of my mistress Sarai. 16 But in the fourth generation they 9 And the angel of the LORD said shall come hither again : for the ini. unto her, Return to thy mistress, and quily of the Amorites is not yet full. snbinit thyself under her hands.

17 And it came to pilas, that, when the 10 And the angel of the LORD said oun went down, and it was dark, be- unto her, I will multiply thy seed ex

old age.

Coveniunt.

Circumcision
GENESIS.

is inscitiacd. ceedingly, that it shall not be number-fore, thou, and thy sced after thec, in ed for multitude.

their generations. ! And the angel of the LORD said 10 This is my covenant, which ye unto her, Behold, diou art with child, shall kecp between me and you, ad and shall bear a son, and shall callbisthy seed after thee; Every man-child name Ismael; because the Lord late among you shall be circumcised. heard thy afliction.

11 And ye shall circumcise the lesh 12 And he will be a wikl inan; his of your foreskin; and it shall be a liand will be against every mu, and Lokca of the covenant betwixt me arid every man's hand avainst hin; and you. lie shall dwell in the presence of all 12 And he that is eight days old shall his bretliren.

be circumcised among you, every man. 13 And she called the name of the child in your generation ; le that is LORD that spake unto her, Tliou God born in the house, or hourht with Beest me: forglie saill, Have I also here money of any stranger, which is not looked alter lim that seeui me? of thy seed.

14 Wherefore the well was called 13 He that is born in thy house, and Beer-lahai-roi: behold, it is between be that is bought with thy money, must Kadesh and Bered.

needs be circuncised : in my cove15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: nant shall be in your flesh for an ever and Abrain called his son's name, lasting covenant. which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

14 And the uncircumcised man-child, 16 And Abram rvas lourscore and six whose nesh oi bis foreskin is not cir: vears old, wlien Hagar bare Ishmaelto cumcised, that soul shall be cut off Abram.

from his people ; lie hath broken my CHAP. XVII.

16 | And God said unto Abraham, As A

old and nine, the LORD apprared her name Sarai, but Saral shall her to Abrain, and said unto him, I anname be. the Almigiity God; walk before rne, 16 Aur I will bless her, and give thee and be thiou perfect.

a son also of her: yea, I will bless ler, 2 And I will wake my covenant be. and she shall be a mother of nations ; t:veen me and thee, and will multiply kings of people shall be of lier. thee exceedingly.

17 Then Abraham sell upon his face, 3 And Abrain lell on his face: and and laughed, and said in his heart, God talked with liim, saying,

Shall no child be born unto liim that is 4 As for nie, behold, my covenant is a hundred years old ? and shall Sarab, with thec, and thou shalt be a father that is ninety years old, bear? of many nations.

18 And Abrilhani said unto God, o 5 || Neither shall thy name any more that Ishmael might live before thee! be called Abram, but thy name shall 19 And God said, Särab thy wife be Abraham: for a father of many shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou nations have I made thee,

shalt call his name Isaic: and I will 6. And I will nake thee exceeding establish my covenant with him for an fruitlul, and I will make nations of everlasting covenant, and with bis thee, and kings shall come out of thee. seed after lun.

7 And I will establish my covenant 20 And as for Ishmael I have heard between me and thee, and thy seed thee: Behold, I have blessed bim, and after thce, in their generations for an will make bim fruitful, and will inui everiasting covenant, to be a God unto tiply him exceedingly: twelve princes thee, anl to thy sced alter lice. shall be beget; and I will make him ir

8 and I wiil give into thee, and to real nation. Hy geed after thee, the land wherein 21 But my covenant will I establish thou art a stranger, all the land of Ca. with Isaac, whorn Saralı shall bear naan, for an everlasting possession ; unto thee at this vet time in the next and I will be their God.

year. 9 | And God said unto Abrahun, 22 And he left off talking with him, Thou shalt keep my covenant there and God went up from Abraham.

Abraham and
CHAP. XVIII.

the lurce dnecie. 3 Ti And Abrahain took Ishmac) bis have a con. And Saral heard it in the son, and all that were bom in his house, tepl.door, which was belind him. and all that were bouglit with big 11 Now Abraham and Sarah ucre old money', every male among the men or and well stricken in age; and it ceasAbraham's house, and circumcised the ed to be with Saralı after the manne: leah of their foreskin in the sell-same or womep. day, as God had said unto him. 12 Therefore Sarah laughed witbis

24 And Abraham vas ninety years hersell, saying, After I am wased old old and nine when he was circum- shall I have pleasuin, my lord being cised in the sesh of bis foreskin. Told also ?

25 And Ishmael his son was hirteen 13 And the LORD said unto Abra years old when he was circumcised in ham, Wlierelore did Saralı laugh, say: the flesh of his foreskin.

ling, Shall I of a surety bear a child, 26 In the sell-kamc day was Abraham which am old ? circumcised, and Ishmael his son; 14 Ls any thing too Dard for the LORD?

27 And all the men of his bouse, born At the time appointed I will return in the bouse, and bought with money unto thce, according to the time of of the struger, were circumcised with life, and Saralı shall bare a con. him,

15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I CHAP. XVIII.

laughed not ; for she was afraid. And. ND the LORD appeared unto him he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

in the plains of Nainre: and he 16 And the men rose up from thence, sat in the tent.door in the heat of de and looked toward Sollom: And Alra day;

ham went with thew, to bring them 2 And he lifted up lis eyes, and look on the way ed, aud, lo, tbree men stood by him :) 17 1 And the LORD said, Shall I hide and, when he saw them, he ran to from Abrain that thing which I do; mect them from the tent-door, and 18 Seeing that Abruham shall gurely vowed bimgell toward the ground, become a great and mighly nation, 3 And said, My lord, if now I have and all the nations of the eartb shall sound favour in thy sight, piss pot be blessed in him ? arvay, I pray thec, from iliy servant: 19 For I know him, that be wil I Let a little water, I pray you, be command his children, and bis house fetched, and wash your feet, and rest(hold after him; and they shall keep yourselves under the tree;

the way of the Lono, to do justice and 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, judgment; tbat the LORD may bring and comfort ye your hearts; aller that upon Abroliain that which he batt ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye spoken of him. come to your servant. And they said, 20 And the Lond said, Because the So do, as thou hast said.

cry of Sodou and Gomorrah is grcat, 6 And Abraham bastened into the and because their sin is very grievous, fent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready 21 I will go down now, and see quickly three measures of fine meal, whether they have done alingether knead it, and make cakes upon the according to the cry of it, which is hcarth.

come unto me; and if not, I will 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, know. rind letcheda calftender and good, and 22 And the men turned their faces gave it unto a young man; and he from thence, and went toward Sodom: lasted to dress it.

but Abraham stood yet before the 8 And he took butter and milk, and LORD. le ralf which he bad dressed, and set 23 11 And Abraham drew near, and it belore them; and he stood by llico said, Wilt thou also destroy the rightunder the tree, and they did eat. eous with the wicker?

9 T and they said unto him, wbcre 24 Peradveniure there be fily rightis Sarah tły wise? And he said, Be-eous within the city: wilt thou also gold, in the tent.

destroy and not spare the place for the 10 And be said, I will certainly re.filty righteous that are therein ? wrn unto thec according to the time 25 That be far from thce to do aller of lif; and In. Sarah thy wife shall this manner, to slay the righteoug will

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Loi encriainelis
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1100 angels, the wicked ; and that the righteous! 4 Bul, before they lay down, the should be as the wicked, that be far men of ile city, even the inen of from thee: Shall not the Jurige or all Soulon, compassent the house round, the earth do right?

both old and young, all the people 26 And the LORD said, if I find in from every quarter: Sodom fifty righteous within the city, 5 And they called imlo Lot, and said then I will spare all the place for their unto him, Where are the men which sakes.

came in to thee this night? bring them 27 And Abraham angwered and said, out unto us,that we may know them, Behold now, I have taken pon me to 6 And Lot went out at llie cloor unto rpcak unto the LORD, which am but thrin, and shut the door after liin, dust and ashes:

7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do 28 Peradventure there shall lark live 101 so wickelly. oltbe filty righteous : wilt thou de 8 Brhold now, I have two daughters stroy all the city for lack of five? And which have not known man; let me, he said, if I find there forty and five, I pray you, bring them out unto you, I will not destroy it.

and do ye to them as is good in your 29 And he spake unto him yet again, cyes: unly unto these men do nothing; and said, Peradventure there shall be for therclure came ibey under the forty found there. And he said, I will shadow of my rooi. not do it for forty's sake.

9 And they said, Stand luck. And 30 And he said unto him, Oh, let not tbey said again, This one fellow caove dhe LORD be angry, and I will speak: in to gojourn, and he will needs be a Peradventure thicre sball thirty be judge:now we will deal worse with lound there. And he said, I will not thee than with them. And they prrge. do il, if I find thirty there.

cd sore upon the man, even Lot, auch 31 And he said, Behold now, I bare came ncar to break the door. taken upon me to speak unto the 10 But the men put forth their band, Lond: Peradventure there shall be and pulled Lot into the house to them, twenty found there. And he said, I and slut tu the door. will not destroy it for twenty's sake. Il And they sinote the men that were

32 And be said, Oh, let not the Lord at the dvor of the bouse with blindbe angry, and I will speak yet but this (ness, both small and great; so that ouce: Peradventure ten shall be found they wearied themselves to fiod the there. And he said, I will not destroy door. is for ien's sake.

12 TT And the men said unto Lot, Ilast 33 And ibe LORD went his way, as thou here any besides ? son-in-law, 800n as he had lest communing with and thy sons, and thy dauglicers, and Abraham: and Abraban returned un whatsoever thou last in tlie city, bring 10 liis place.

them out of this plare: CHAP. XIX.

13 For we will destroy this place. A Sodoin at even; and Lot sat in the before the face of tbe Lond; and tlie gale of Sodom: and Lot, seeing them, Lord hath sent us to destroy it. rose up to meet them; and he bowed 14 Andlot went out, aud spake unto himself with bis face toward the big sons-in-law, which married bis ground:

daughters, and said, Up, get you out 2 And he said, Behold 1101, my lords, of this place; for the Lord will de turn in, I pray you, into your servant's atroy this city : but he seemed as ona house, and tarry all night, and wash that nocked unto his sons-in-law. your feet, and ye shall rise up carly, 15 1 And when the morning arose, and go on your ways. And they said, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Nay; but we will abide in the street Arisr, tako thy wise, and thy two all nights

daugliters, which are bere; Jest thon 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; be consumed in the iniquity of the city. and they tumed in unto hin, and en. 16 And, wbile he lingered, the meni tered into his house; and he made laid hold upon his hand, and upon the them a seast and did bake unleavened land of his wife, and upon llie hand brend, and they did wal.

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Descriciun of Sodom. CHAP. XX

Alva' and A:nion. merciful unto bim: and they brought 31 and we firat-born said unto the nim forth,and set him without liicuity. younger, Our futher is old, and there

17 And it came to pass, when they is not a man in the earth to come in had brought them forth abroad, that unto us aster the manner of all the lic said, Escape for thy life; look not earth; behind thee, neither stay thou in all 32 Come, let us make our father the plaio; escape to the mountain, drink wine, and we will lie with him, lest ilou be consumed.

Lhat we may preserve seed of our 18 And Lot said unto them, Ohl not father.

33 And they made their father drink 19 Behold now, thy servant liatsvine that night: and the first-born round grace in thy eight, and dou last went in, and lay with her father; and maguilied thy mercy, which thou hast be perceived not when she lay down sliowed unto me in saving my life; nor when she arose. and I cannot escape to the mountain. 3 And it came to pass on the inor: les! some evil lake me, and I die. row, that the first-liomn said unto the

20 Belold now, this city is near to see younger, Behold, I lay yesterniglii anto, and it is a little one: 031 let with my father : let us make bin me escape thither, (isit not a little drink wine this night also; and o one?) and my soul shall live. thou in, and lie with bim, that we

21 And lie said unto him, See, I bare may preserve seed of our father accepted thee concerning this thing 35 and they made their father drink also, that I will not overthrow this city wine that night also: and tlie younger Tortic which thou hast spoken, arose, and lay with him: and le per

22 Haste thee, escape thither: for I ceived not when she lay down, nor cumot do any thing till thou become when

she arose. thither: therefore the name of the city, 36 Thus were both the daughters or was called Zoar.

Lot with child by their father. 23 Tbe sun was rigen upon the earth 37 And the first-born bare a son, enn when Lot entered into Zoar,

called bis naine Dioab; the same is 24 | Then the Lord rained upon the faller of the boabitcs unto this Sodom and upon Gomorralı brinistone way. and fire from the LORDout of heaven: 38 And the younger, she also barra

25 And he overthrew those cities, and son, and called his naine Bea-ammi: all the plain, and all die inhabitants of the same is the father of the children the cities, and that which grew upon of Amnion into this day, the ground.

CHAP. XX, 26 behind him, and she became a pillar A thence toward the south country, of salt.

and dwelled between Kadesh and 27 1 And Abraham gat up carly in Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. De inorning, to the place where be 2 And Abrahain said or Sarah his stood before the LORD:

wilc, She is my sistcr: and Abimelech 28 and he looked toward Sodom and king of Gerar sent and took Saralı

. Gomorrah, and toward all the land of 3 But God came to Abimelech in a the plain, and bebeld, and, lo, tbe dream by nigbt, aod said to him, Beznioke of the country went up as the hold, thou er bru a dead man, for the smoke of a surnace.

woman wbich thou bast taken; soi 29 And it came to pass, when God she is a man's wile. destroyed the cities of the plain, that 4 But Abimelech had not come near God remembered Abraham, and sent her: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, also a rigbteous nation? when he overthrew the cities in tie 5 Said lie not unto me, She is my sis. which Lot dwelt.

ter? ane she, even she liersoll said, H 1 And Lot went up out of Zoar, He is my brother: in the integrity or and dwelt in the mountain, and his two iny heart, and innocency of my hands, caughters with him; for he feared to bare I rinnc this. dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in acave, 6 And God said unto bimia a dream, ae, and his two daughters.

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