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do to her as it pleaseth thee. And between me and thee, and will when Sarai dealt hardly with her, multiply thee exceedingly. she fled from her face.

<3 And Abram fell on his face; m 71 And the angel of the LORD and God talked with him, say. found her by a fountain of water ing, in the wilderness, by the fountain 4 As for me, behold, my covein the way to Shur.

nant is with thee, and thou shalt 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's be a father of many nations. maid, whence camest thou ? and n 5 Neither shall thy name any whither wilt thou go? And she more be called Abram; but thy said, I fee from the face of my name shall be Abraham ; for a mistress Sarai.

father of many nations have I 9 And the angel of the LORD made thee. said unto her, Return to thy mis- 6 And I will make thee exceedtress, and submit thyself under ber ing fruitful, and I will make nahands.

tions of thee; and kings shall q 10 And the angel of the LORD come out of thee. said unto her, I will multiply thy 67 And I will establish my cove. seed exceedingly, that it shall not nant between me and thee, and be numbered for mulutude. thy seed after thee, in their gene

11 And the angel of the LORD rations, for an everlasting covesaid unto her, Behold, thou art nant; to be a God unto thee, and with cbild, and sbalt bear a son, to thy seed after thee. and shalt call his name Ishmael; g 8 Ånd I will give unto thee, and because the LORD hath heard thy to thy seed after thee, the land affliction.

wherein thou art a stranger, all port 12 And he will be a wild man; the land of Canaan, for an ever. his hand will be against every lasting possession ; and I will be man, and every man's hand against their God. him; and he shall dwell in the d 9 I And God said unto Abra. presence of all his brethren. bam. Thou shalt keep my covenant i 13 And she called the name of therefore, thou, and thy seed after the LORD that spake unto her, thee, in their generations. Thou God seest me: for she S 10 This is my covenant, which said, Have I also here looked af- ye shall keep, between me and ter him that seeth me?

you, and thy seed after thee; Eve. 8 14 Wherefore th well was ry man-child among you shall be called Beerlahai-roi ; $hold, it is circumcised. between Kadesh and Bered. 11 And ye shall circumcise the f 15 1 And Hagar bare Abram a fesh of your foreskin ; and it shall son: and Abram called his son's be a token of the covenant betwixt name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. me and you.

16 And Abram was fourscore 12 And he that is eight days and six years old, when Hagar old shall be circumcised among bare Ishmael to Abraham. you, every man-child in your geCHAP. XVI.

nerations, he that is born in the d ND when Abram was nine- house, or bought with money of LOBD appeared to Abram, and seed. said unto him, I am the Almighty 13 He that is born in thy house, God; walk before me, and be thou and he that is bought with thy perfect.

money, must needs be circumcis. b 2 And I will make my covenant led: and my covenant shall be in

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your flesh for an everlasting cove- day, as God had said unto nant.

him. w 14 And the uncircumcised man- f 24 And Abraham was ninety child, whose flesh of his foreskin years old and nine, when he was is not circumcised, that soul shall circumcised in the flesh of his be cut off from his people; he hath foreskin. broken my covenant.

25 And Ishmael his son was 15 [ And God said unto Abra- thirteen years old, when he was ham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou circumcised in the flesh of his shalt not call her name Sarai, but foreskin. Sarah shall her name be.

26 In the self-same day was r 16 And I will bless her, and give Abraham circumcised, and İshmathee a son also of her : yea, I will el his son ; bless her, and she shall be a mo- 27 And all the men of his house, ther of nations; kings of people born in the house, and bought shall be of her.

with money of the stranger, were 17 Then Abraham fell upon his circumcised with him. face, and laughed, and said in his

CHAP. XVIII.

ND the LORD appeared him that is a hundred years old ? unto him in the plains of and shall Sarah, that is ninety Mamre : and he sat in the tentyears old, bear?

door in the heat of the day ; d 18 And Abraham said unto God, f 2 And he lifted up his eyes and O that Ishmael might live before looked, and lo, three men stood by thee!

him : and when he saw them, he 6 19 And God said, Sarah thy ran to meet them from the tentwife shall bear thee a son indeed'; door, and bowed himself toward and thou shalt call his name Isaac: the ground, and I will establish my covenant d 3 And said, My Lord, if now I with him for an everlasting cove- have found favour in thy sight, pass nant, and with his seed after not away, I pray thee, from thy him. go 20 And as for Ishmael, I have 4 Let a little water, I pray you, heard thee : Behold, I have bless- be fetched, and wash your feet, ed him, and will make him fruit- and

rest yourselves under the ful, and will multiply him exceed- tree: ingly : twelve princes shall he be- 5 And af (91 fetch a morsel of get, and I will make him a great bread, ananfort ye your hearts; nation.

after that ye shall pass on : for g 21 But my covenant will I es- therefore are ye come to your sertablish with Isaac, whom Sarah vant. And they said, So do, as shall bear unto thee at this set thou hast said. time in the next year.

$ 6 And Abraham hastened into 22 And he left off talking with the tent unto Sarah, and said, him, and God went up from Abra- Make ready quickly three meaham.

sures of fine ineal, knead it, and d 23 | And Abraham took Ishma- make cakes upon the hearth. el his son, and all that were born 7 And Abraham ran unto the in his house, and all that were herd, and fetched a calf tender and bought with his money, every male good, and gave it unto a young among the men of Abraham's inan; and he hasted to dress it. house ; and circumcised the fesh 8 And he took butter, and milk, of their foreskin, in the self-same and the calf which he had dress

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ed, and set it before them; and he great, and because their sin is very stood by them under the tree, and grievous, they did eat.

21 I will go down now, and see f9 And they said onto him, whether they have done altoWhere is Sarah thy wife? And he gether according to the cry of it, said, Behold, in the tent.

which is come unto me ; and if not, r 10 And he said, I will certainly I will know.. return unto thee according to the ( 22 And the men turned their fa. time of life ; and lo, Sarah thy ces from thence, and went toward wife shall have a son. And Sarah Sodom : but Abraham stood yet, heard it in the tent-door, which before the LORD. was behind him.

23 And Abraham drew near, 11 Now Abraham and Sarah and said, Wilt thou also destroy were old and well stricker in age; the righteous with the wicked ? and it ceased to be with Sarah af- 24 Peradventure there be fifty. ter the manner of women. righteous within the city: wilt u 12 Therefore Sarah laughed thou also destroy and not spare within herself, saying, After I am the place for the fifty righteous waxed old shall í bave pleasure, that are therein ? my lord being old also ?

t 25 That be far from thee to do 13 And the LORD said unto after this manner, to slay the Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah righteous with the wicked; and laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety that the righteous should be as the bear a child, which am old? wicked, that be far from thee : r 14 Is any thing too hard for the Shall not the Judge of all the LORD? At the time appointed I earth do right? will return unto thee, according to 6 26 And the LORD said, If I find the time of life, and Sarah shall in Sodom fisty righteous within have a son.

the city, then I will spare all the ~ 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, place for their sakes. I laughed not ; for she was afraid. c 27 And Abraham answered and And he said, Nay, but thou didst said, Behold now, I have taken laugh.

upon me to speak unto the LORD. & 16 And the men rose up from which am brut dust and ashes : thence, and looked toward Sodom: 6 28 Peradventure there shall and Abraham went with them to lack five of the fifty righteous : bring them on the way.

wilt thou destroy all the city for 17 1 And the LORD said, Shall lack of five? And he said. If I I hide from Abraham that thing find there forty and five, I will not which I do ;

destroy it. ( 18 Seeing that Abraham shall 29 And he spake unto him yet surely become a great and mighty again, and said, Peradventure nation, and all the nations of the there shall be forty found there. earth shall be blessed in him? And he said, I will not do it for d 19 For I know him, that he will forty's sake, command his children and his 30 And he said unto him, Oh, household after him, and they shall slet not the LORD be angry, and I keep the way of the LORD, to do will speak: Peradventure there justice and judgment; that the shall thirty be found there. And LORD may bring upon Abraham he said, I will not do it, if I find that which he hath spoken of him. thirty there. g 20 And the LORD said, Because 6 31 And he said, Behold now. I the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is have taken upon me to speak unto

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the LORD: Peradventure there them out unto you, and do ye to shall be twenty found there. And them as is good in your eyes : he said, I will not destroy it for only unto these men do nothing ; twenty's sake.

for therefore came they under the c 32 And he said, Oh, let not the shadow of my roof. LORD be angry, and I will speak c 9 And they said, Stand back. yet but this once : Peradventure And they said again. This one ten shall be found there. And he fellow came in to sojourn, and he said, I will not destroy it for ten's will needs be a judge: Now will sake.

we deal worse with thee than with t 33 And the LORD went his way, them. And they pressed sore upas soon as he had left communing on the man, even Lot, and came with Abraham : and Abraham re- near to break the door. turned unto his place.

10 But the men put forth their CHAP. XIX.

hand, and pulled Lot into the to Sodom at ; door. Lot sat in the gate of Sodpm; and m 11 And they smote the men Lot, seeing them, rose up to meet that were at the door of the house them; and he bowed himself with with blindness, both small and his face toward the ground; great : so that they wearied themd 2 And he said, Behold now, my selves to find the door. lords, turn in, I pray you, into d 12 And the men said unto your servant's house, and tarry all Lot, Hast thou here any besides? night, and wash your feet, and ye son-in-law, and thy sons, and thy shall rise up early, and go on your daughters, and whatsoever thou ways. And they said, Nay; but hast in the city, bring them out of we will abide in the street all this place : night.

ir 13 For we will destroy this 3 And he pressed upon them place, because the cry of them is greatly ; and they turned in unto waxen great before the face of the him, and entered into his house; LORD; and the LORD hath sent and he made them a feast, and us to destroy it. did bake unleavened bread, and w 14 And Lot went out, and spake they did eat.

unto his sons-in-law, which mar& 4 1 But before they lay down, ried his daughters, and said, Up. the men of the city, even the men get you out of this place ; for the of Sodom, compassed the house LORD will destroy this city: but round, both old and young, all the he seemed as one that mocked unpeople from every quarter : to his sons-in-law. c 5 And they called unto Lot, and d 15 [ And when the morning said unto him, Where are the men arose, then the angels hastened which came in to thee this night ? Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, bring them but unto us, that we and thy two daughters which are may know them.

here, lest thou be consumed in the 6 And Lot went out at the door iniquity of the city. unto them, and shut the door after f 16 And while he lingered, the him,

men laid hold upon his hand, and 7 And said, I pray you, bre- upon the hand of his wife, and upthren, do not so wickedly. on the hand of his two daughters ; u 8 Behold now, I have two the LORD being merciful unto daughters which have not known him; and they brought him forth, man ; let me, I pray you, bring and set him without the city.

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CHAP. XIX. w 17 And it came to pass, when 6 29 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth God destroyed the cities of the abroad, that he said, Escape for plain, that God remembered Abrathy life : look not behind thee, nei- ham, and sent Lot out of the midst ther stay thou in all the plain: es- of the overthrow, when he overcape to the mountain, lest thou be threw the cities in the which Lot consumed.

dwelt. 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, 8 30 1 And Lot went up out of Dot so, my Lord !

Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, c 19 Behold now, thy servant and his two daughters with him; hath found grace in thy sight, and for he feared to dwell in Zoar : thou hast magnified thy mercy, and he dwelt in a cave, he, and which thou hast shewed unto me his two daughters. in saving my life: and I cannot f 31 1 And the first-born said unescape to the mountain, lest some to the younger, Our father is old, evil take me, and I die :

and there is not a man in the earth 20 Behold now, this city is to come in unto us after the inannear to flee unto, and it is a little ner of all the earth : one : Oh, let me escape thither! 32 Come, let us make our father (is it not a little one?) and my drink wine, and we will lie with soul shall live.

him, that we may preserve seed of 21 And he said unto him, See, our father. I have accepted thee concerning u 33 And they made their father this thing also, that I will not drink wine that night, and the overthrow this city, for the which first-born went in, and lay with thou hast spoken.

her father; and he perceived not g 22 Haste thee, escape thither; when she lay down, nor when she for I cannot do any thing till thou arose. become thither: therefore the 34 And it came to pass on the name of the city was called Zoar. morrow, that the first-born said

f 23 The sun was risen upon unto the younger, Behold, I lay the earth when Lot entered into yesternight with my father : let Zoar.

us make him drink wine this night g 14 Then the LORD rained up- also; and go thou in, and lie with on Sodan and upon Gomorah him, that we may preserve seed brimstone and fire from the LORD of our father. out of heaven;

u 35 And they made their father a 25 And he overthrew those ci- drink wine that night also : and ties, and all the plain, and all the the younger arose, and lay with inhabitants of the cities, and that him; and he perceived not when which grew upon the ground. she lay down, nor when she arose. c 26 T But his wife looked back 36 Thus were both the daugh. from behind him, and she became ters of Lot with child by their a pillar of salt.

father. a 27 9 And Abraham gat up ear- f 37 And the first-born bare a son, ly in the morning to the place and called his name Moab: the where he stood before the LORD : same is the father of the Moabites & 28 And he looked toward unto this day. dup and Gomb, and toward all 38 And the younger, she also the land of the plain, and beheld, bare a son, and called his namo and lo, the smoke of the country Ben-ammi : the same is the father went up as the smoke of a fur- of the children of Ammon unto nace.

this day.

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