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's name is changed. CHAPTER XVIII. He entertaineth three angels. Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because him for an everlasting covenant, and with his the LORD hath heard thy affliction,

seed after him. 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Be. be against every man, and every man's hand hold, I have blessed him, and will make him against him; and he shall dwell in the presence fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly: of all his brethren.

twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make 13 And she called the name of the LORD that him a great nation. spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, 21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me? which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time

14 Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahai. in the next year. roi ; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered. 22 And he left off talking with him, and God

15 11 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and went up from Abraham. Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, 23 | And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and Ishmael.

all that were born in his house, and all that were 16 And Abram was fourscore and six years bought with his money, every male among the old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram. men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the CHAPTER XVII.

flesh of their foreskin, in the self-same day, as

God had said unto him. 1 God reneweth the covenant. 5 Abram his

24 And Abraham was ninety years old and name is changed in token of a greater bless

nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his ing. 10 Circumcision is instituted. 15 Sarai

foreskin, her name is changed, and she blessed. 17 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, Isaac is promised. 23 Abraham and Ishmael

when he was circumcised in the flesh of his fore are circumcised.

skin. AN

ND when_Abram was ninety years old and 26 In the self-same day was Abraham circum. nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said

cised, and Ishmael his son ; unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before 27 And all the men of his house, born in the me, and be thou perfect.

house, and bought with money of the stranger, 2' And I will make my covenant between me were circumcised with him. and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly,

CHAPTER XVIII. 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

1 Abraham entertaineth three angels. 9 Sarah 4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee,

is reproved for laughing at the strange and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

promise. 17 The destruction of Sodom is 5 Neither shall thy name any more be called

revealed to Abraham. 23 Abraham maketh Abram; but thy name shall be Abraham ; for a

intercession for the men thereof. father of many nations have I made thee.

the Lord appeared unto him in the plains I will make nations of thee; and kings shall hent of the day; come out of thee.

2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and lo, 7 And I will establish my covenant between three men stood by him: and when he saw them, me and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their he ran to meet them from the tent-door, and generations, for an everlasting covenant; to be bowed himself toward the ground, à God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found fa.

8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed vour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, from thy servant: all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting pos 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, session ; and I will be their God.

and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under 9 11 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt the tree: keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and com. after thee, in their generations.

fort ye your hearts; afler that ye shall pass on: 10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, for therefore are ye come to your servant. And between me and you, and thy seed after thee; they said, So do, as thou hast said. Every man-child among you shall be circum. 6 And' Abraham hastened into the tent unto cised.

Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant upon the hearth. betwixt me and you.

7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched 12 And he that is eight days old shall be cir a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young cumcised among you, every man.child in your man; and he hasted to dress it. generations, he that is born in the house, or 8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf bonght with money of any stranger, which is not which he had dressed, and set it before them; of thy seed.

and he stood by them under the tree, and they 13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is did eat. bought with thy money, must needs be circum 91 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah cised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. an everlasting covenant.

io And he said, I will certainly return unto 14 And the uncircumcised man.child, whose thee according to the time of life, and lo, Sarah flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken in the tent-door, which was behind him. my covenant.

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well 15 1 And God said unto Abraham, As for stricken in age ; and it ceased to be with Sarah Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sa. after the manner of women. rai, but Sarah shall her name be.

12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, 16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son saying, After I am waxed old shall I have please also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall ure, my lord being old also ? be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be 13 And the Lord said unto Abraham, Where. of her.

fore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety 17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laugh bear a child, which am old? ed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the unto him that is an hundred years old ? and shall time appointed I will return unto thee, according Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. 18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ish 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not ; mael might live before thee!

for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear didst laugh, thee a son indeed ; and thou shalt call his name 16 1 And the men rose up from thence, and

Lot entertaineth two angels. GENESIS.

Lot is sent out of Sodom. looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto them to bring them on the way.

him, Where are the men which came in to thee 17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abra this night? bring them out unto us, that we may ham that thing which I do ;

know them. 18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a 6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, great and mighty nation, and all the nations of and shut the door after him, the earth shall be blessed in him?

? And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so 19 For I know him, that he will command his wickedly, children and his household after him, and they 8 Behold now, I have two daughters whịch shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice have not known man ; let me, I pray you, bring and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. in your eyes : only unto these men do nothing :

20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of for therefore came they under the shadow of my Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their roof. sin is very grievous,

9 And they said, Stand back. And they said 21 I will go down now, and see whether they again. This one fellow came in to sojourn, and have done altogether according to the cry of it, he will needs be a judge: now will we deal which is come unto me; and if not, I will worse with thee than with them. And they know.

pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came 22 And the men turned their faces from thence, near to break the door. and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood 10 But the men put forth their hand, and yet before the Lord.

pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to 23 1 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt the door. thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 11 And they smote the men that were at the

24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within door of the house with blindness, both small and the city : wilt thou also destroy and not spare great: so that they wearied themselves to find the place for the fifty righteous that are therein ? the door.

25 That be far from thee to do after this man. 12 " And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou ner, to slay the righteous with the wicked ; and here any besides ? son-in-law, and thy sons, and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the city, bring them out of this place: earth do right?

13 For we will destroy this place, because the 26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sedom fifty cry of them is waxen great before the face of the righteous within the city, then I will spare all LORD; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it. the place for their sakes.

14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons. 27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold in-law, which married his daughters, and said, now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes :

Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will

destroy this city: but he seemed us one that 28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fif. mocked unto his sons-in-law. ty righteous : wilt thou destroy all the city for 15 11 And when the morning arose, then the lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty angels hastened Lot, saying, Arisę, take thy and five, I will not destroy it.

wife, and

thy two daughters which are here, 29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the Peradventure there shall be forty found there. city. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake. 16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold

30 And he said unto him, Oh, let not the Lord upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there and upon the hand of his two daughters; the shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will LORD being merciful unto him; and they not do it, if I find thirty there.

brought him forth, and set him without the 31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure 17 [ And it came to pass, when they had there shall be twenty found there. And he said, brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

for thy life ; look not behind thee, neither stay 32 And he said, Oh, let not the Lord be angry, thou in all the plain : escape to the mountain, and I will speak yet but this once : Peradven. lest thou be consumed. ture ten shall be found there. And he said, I 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my will not destroy it for ten's sake.

Lord! 33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace had left communing with Abraham: and Abra. in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, ham returned unto his place.

which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my CHAPTER XIX.

life: and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest

some evil take me, and I die: 1 Lot entertaineth two angels. 4 The vicious

20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, Sodomites are stricken with blindness. 12

and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither! Lot is sent for safety into the mountains. (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live. 18 He obtaineth leave o go into Zoar. 24 21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed. 26 Lot's

thee concerning this thing also, that I will not wife is a pillar of salt. 30 Lot dwelleth in a

overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spocave. 31 The incestuous original of Moab

ken. and Ammon.

22 Haste thee, escope thither; for I cannot do AND there came two angels to Sodom at even;

any thing t'll thou be come thither : therefore

, the name of the city was called Zoar. seeing them, rose up to meet them; and he bow. 23 11 The sun was risen upon the earth when ed himself with his face toward the ground; Lot entered into Zoar.

2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, 24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the al night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise LORD out of heaven; up early, and go on your ways. And they said, 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and

3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and that which grew upon the ground. they turned in unto him, and entered into his 26 1 But his wife looked back from behind house ; and he made them a feast, and did bake him, and she became a pillar of salt. unleavened bread, and they did eat.

27' || And Abraham gat up early in the morn4 1 But before they lay down, the men of the ing to the place where he stood before the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the LORD: house round, both old and young, all the people 28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomortrom every quarter:

rah, and toward all the land of the plain, and


to wander from my father's ho hich thou shalt Abraham sojourneth at Gerar. CHAPTER XXI.

Isaac is born. beheld, and lo, the smoke of the country went Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and up as the smoke of a furnace.

they will slay me for my w fe's sake. 29 || And it came to pass, when God destroyed 12 And yet indeed she is my sster; she is the the cities of the plain, that God remembered daughter of my father,

but not the daughter of Abraham, and sent Let out of the midst of the my mother: and she became my wife. overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the 13 And it came to pass, when God caused me which Lot dwelt.

that I 30 11 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt unto her, This is thy kindness in the mountain, and his two daughters with shew unto me; at every place whither we shall him ; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he come, say of me, He is my brother, dwelt in a cave, he, and his two daughters. 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and

31 And the first-born said unto the younger, men-servants, and women-servants, and gave Our father is old, and there is not a man in the them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his earth to come in unto us after the manner of all wife. the earth:

15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee. and we will lie with him, that we may preserve 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have seed of our father.

given thy bruther a thousand pieces of silver : 33 And they made their father drink wine that beholu, he is to thee a covering of the eyes unto pight, and the first-born went in, and lay with all that are with thee, and with all other ; thus her father, and he perceived not when she lay she was reproved. down, nor when she arose.

17 | So Abraham prayed unto God: and God 34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid. the first-born said unto the younger, Behold, I servants; and they bare children. lay yesternight with my father : let us make him 18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the drink wine this night also ; and go thou in, and wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our Sarah, Abraham's wife. father.

CHAPTER XXI. 35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with

1 Isaac is born. 4 Hc is circumcised. 6 Sa. him; and he perceived not when she lay down, rah's joy. 9 Hagar and Ishmael are cast nor when she arose.

furth. 15 Hagar in distress. 17 The angel 36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with com forteth her. 22 Abimelech's covenant with child by their father.

Abraham at Beer-sheba. 37 And the first born bare a son, and called his AND the Lord visited Sarah as he had said,

. abites unto this day.

ken. 38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the son in his old age, at the set time of which God father of the children of Ammon unto this day. had spoken to him. CHAPTER XX.

3 And Abraham called the name of his son

that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to 1 Abraham sojourneth at Gerar,, 2 denieth his him, Isaac. wife, and loseth her. 3. Abimelech is reprov 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, ed for her in a dream. 9 He rebuketh Abra. ham, 14 restoreth Sarah, 16 and reproveth

being eight days old, as God had commanded

him. her.'17 He is healed by Abraham's prayer. 5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, ΑΝ ND Abraham journeyed from thence toward when his son Isaac was born unto him.

the sonth country, and dwelled between Ka 6 [ And Sarah said, God hath made me to desh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.

laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She 7 And she said, Who would have said unto is my sister : and Abimelech king of Gerar sent Abraham, that Sarah should have given children and took Sarah.

suck? for I have borne him a son in his old age. 3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by 8 And the child grew, and was weaned : and night,

and said to him, Behold, thou art but a Abraham made a great feast the same day that dead man, for the woman which thou hast ta. Isaac was weaned. ken: for she is a man's wife.

91 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the 4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and Egyptian, which she had borne unto Abraham, he said, LORD, wilt thou slay also a righteous mocking. nation?

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast 5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister ? and out this bond woman, and her son: for the son she, even she herself said,

He is my brother: in of this bond-woman shall not be heir with my the integrity of my heart and innocency of my son, even with Isaac. hands have I done this.

11 And the thing was very grievous in Abra. 6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I ham's sight, because of his son. know that thou didst this in the integr ty of thy 12 T And God said unto Abraham, Let it not heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning be grievous in thy sight, because of the lad, and against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch because of thy bond-woman ; in all that Sarah her.

hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice : for 7 Now therefore restore the man his wife ; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and 13 And also of the son of the bond-woman thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, will I make a nation, because he is thy seed. know thou that thou shalt surely

die, thou and 14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, all that are thine.

and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morn. it unto Hagar (putting it on her shoulder) and ing, and called all his servants, and told all these the child, and sent her away: and she departed, things in their ears : and the men were sore and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. afraid.

15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said she cast the child under one of the shrubs. unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and 16 And she went, and sat her down over what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought against him, a good way off, as it were a bow: on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be the child. And she sat over against him, and done.

lifted up her voice, and wept. 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What 17 And God heard the voice of the lad: and sa west thou, that thou hast done this thing? the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar?

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An angel comforteth Hagar. GENESIS. Trial of Abraham's faith Fear not ; for God hath heard the voice of the 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will pro. lad where he is.

vide himself a lamb for a burnt-offering : so they 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine went both of them together. hand : for I will make him a great nation.

9 And they came to the place which God had 19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, well of water: and she went, and filled the bot. and laid the wood in order ; and bound Isaac his tle with water, and gave the lad drink.

son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. 20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, 10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an took the knife to slay his son. archer.

11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. and his mother took him a wife out of the land And he said, Here am I. of Egypt.

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the 22 | And it came to pass at that time, that lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now Abimelech and Pbichol the chief captain of his I know thut thou fearest God, seeing thou hast host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with not withheld thy son, thine only sun, from me. thee in all that thou doest :

13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, 23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God, and behold, behind him a ram caught in a thicket that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with by his horns: and Abraham went and took the my son, nor with my son's son: but according to ram, and offered him up for a burnt-offering in the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou the stead of his son. shalt do unto me, and to the land wberein thou 14 And Abraham called the name of that place hast sojourned.

Jehovah.jireh: as it is said to this day, In the 24 And Abraham said, I will swear.

mount of the LORD it shall be seen. 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because 15 | And the angel of the LORD called unto of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants Abraham out of heaven the second time, had violently taken away,

16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, nei. and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: ther yet heard I of it, but to-day.

17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars gave them unto Abimelech : and both of them of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon made a covenant.

the sea-shore ; and thy seed shall possess the gate 28 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of the of his enemies ; flock by themselves.

18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the 29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What earth be blessed ; because thou hast obeyed my mean these seven ewe-lambs, which thou hast voice. set by themselves ?

19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, 30 And he said, For these seven ewe-lambs and they rose up, and went together to Beer. shalt thou take of my band, that they may be a sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba. witness unto me that I have digged this well. 20 1 And it came to pass after these things,

31 Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba; that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Mil. because there they sware both of them.

cah, she hath also borne children unto thy bro. 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba : ther Nahor; then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief 21 Huz his first born, and Buz his brother, and captain of his host, and they returned into the Kemuel the father of Aram, land of the Philistines.

22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and 33 11 And Abraham planted a grove in Beer Jidlaph, and Bethuel. sheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight the everlasting God.

Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother. 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' 24 And his concubine, whose name was Reu. land many days.

mah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and CHAPTER XXII.

Thahash, and Maachah.

CHAPTER XXIII. 1 Abraham is tempted to offer Isaac. 3 He giveth proof of his faith and obedience. 11 1 The age and death of Sarah. 3 The purchase The angel stayeth him. 13 Isaac is exchanged of Machpelah, 19 where Sarah was buried. with a ram. 14. The place is called Jehovah. jireh. 15 Abraham is blessed again. 20 The AND Sarah was an hundred and seven and

twenty years old: these were the years of the generation of Nahor unto Rebekah.

life of Sarah. it

2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba ; the same is God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only 3 | And Abraham stood up from before his son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which give me a possession of a burying-place with I will tell thee of.

you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. 31 And Abraham rose up early in the morn. 5 And the children of Heth answered Abraing, and saddled his ass, and took two of his ham, saying unto him, young men with him, and Isaac his son, and 6 Hear us, my lord; thou art a mighty prince clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury up, and went unto the place of which God had thy dead: none of us shall withhold from thee told him.

his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his dead. eyes, and saw the place afar off.

7 And Abraham stood up and bowed himself 5 And Abraham said unto his young men, to the people of the land, even to the children of Abide ye here with the ass, and I and the lad will Heth. go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

8 And he communed with them, saying, If it 6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt. be your mind that I should bury my dead out of offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron took the fire in his hand and a knife: and they the son of Zohar, went both of them together.

9 That he may give me the cave of Machpe. 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, lah, which he hath, which is in the end of his and said, My father: and he said, Here am 1, my field; for as much money as it is worth he shall son. And he said, Behold the

fire and the wood: give it me, for a possession of a burying-place but where is the lamb for a burnt-offering? among you.

Abraham sweareth his servant. CHAPTER XXIV. The servants journey.

10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of goods of his master were in his hand ;) and he Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abra. arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city ham in the audience of the children of Heth, of Nahor. even of all that went in at the gate of his city, 11 And he made his camels to kneel down saying,

without the city by a well of water, at the time il Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I of the evening, even the time that women go out thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; to draw water. in the presence of the sons of my people give I it 12 And he said, O LORD, God of my master thee: bury thy dead.

Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this 12 And Abraham bowed down himself before day, and shew kindness unto my master Abra. the people of the land.

ham. 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water ; of the people of the land, saying, But if thou and the daughters of the men of the city come wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give out to draw water: thee money for the field: take it of me, and I 14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to will bury my dead there.

whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, unto him,

and I will give thy camels drink also: let the 15 My lord, hearken unto me; the land is same be she that thou hast appointed for thy ser. worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is yant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy hast shewed kindness unto my master. dead.

15 ! And it came to pass, before he had done 16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron, and speaking, that behold, Rebekah came out, who Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which he was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher up. four hundred shekels of silver, current money on her shoulder. with the merchant.

16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, 17 1 And the field of Ephron, which was in a virgin ; ne ther had any man known her: and Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees

and came up. that were in the field, that were in all the borders 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, round about, were made sure

Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy 18 Unto Abruham for a possession in the pres. pitcher. ence of the children of Heth, before all that went 18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she in at the gate of his city.

hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, 19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his and gave him drink. wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, be. 19 And when she had done giving him drink, fore Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, Canaan.

until they have done drinking. 20 And the field, and the cave that is therein 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher in. were made sure unto Abraham for a possession to the trough, and 'ran again unto the well to of a burying-place, by the sons of Heth.

draw water, and drew for all his camels. CHAPTER XXIV.

21 And the man, wondering at her, held his

peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his 1 Abraham sweareth his servant. 10 The ser.

journey prosperous, or not. vant's journey : 12 His prayer : 14 His sign. 15 Rebekah meeteth him, '18 fulfilleth his sign,

22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done

drinking, that the man took golden ear.ring, 22 receiveth jewels, 23 sheweih her kindred,

of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for 25 and invitcth him home. 26 The servant

her hands of ten shekels weight of gold, blesseth God. 28 Laban entertaineth him. 34

23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell The servant sheweth his message. 50 Laban

pray thee: is there room in thy father's and Bethuel approve it. 58 Rebekah consent.

house for us to lodge in ? eth to go. 62 Isaac meeteth her.

24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter AND Abraham was old and well stricken in of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare

age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in unto Nahor. all things.

25 She said, moreover, unto him, We have 2 And Abraham said unto bis eldest servant of both straw and provender enough, and room to his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I lodge in. pray thee, thy, hand under my thigh:

26 And the man bowed down his head, and 3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, worshipped the LORD. the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in dwell:

the way, the Lord led me to the house of my 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and master's brethren. to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son 28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her Isaac.

mother's house these things, 5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure 29 | And Rebekah had a brother, and his the woman will not be willing to follow me unto name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto man, unto the well. the land from whence thou camest?

30 And it came to pass, when he saw the ear, 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou, ring, and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and that thou bring not my son thither again.

when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, 7 || The LORD God of heaven, which took me saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he from my father's house, and from the land of my came unto the man, and behold, he stood by the kindred, and which spake unto me, and that camels at the well. sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the this land: he shall send his angel before thee, and LORD, wherefore standest thou without? for I thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence. have prepared the house, and room for the cam

8 And if the woman will not be willing to fol. els. low thee, then thou shalt be clear from this mine 32 | And the man came into the house : and oath : only bring not my son thither again. he ungirded his cumels, and gave straw and

9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh provender for the camels, and water to wash his of Abraham his master, and sware to him con. feet, and the men's feet that were with him. cerning that matter.

33 And there was set meat before him to eat: 10 I And the servant took ten camels, of the but he said, I will not eat until I have told mine camels of his master, and departed; (for all the errand. And he said, Speak on.


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