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Melchizedek blesseth Abram. GENESIS. Abram is justified by

17 | And the king of Sodom went and said, Look now toward he out to meet him (after his return from and tell the stars, if thou be ab the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of number them: and he said unto the kings that were with him,) at the So shall thy seed be. valley of Shayeh, which is the king's 6 And he believed in the LORD dale.

he counted it to him for righteous 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem 7 And he said unto him, I ar brought forth bread and wine: and he LORD that brought thee out of was the priest of the most high God. the Chaldees, to give thee this

19 And he blessed him, and said, to inherit it. Blessed be Abram of the most high 8 And he said, Lord God, wh God, possessor of heaven and earth: shall I know that I shall inherit

20 And blessed be the most high 9 And he said unto him, Taker God, which hath delivered thine ene- heifer of three years old, and mies into thy hand. And he gave goat of three years old, and a ra him tithes of all.

three years old, and a turtledove 21 And the king of Sodom said unto a young pigeon. Abram, Give me the persons, and 10 And he took unto him all t take the goods to thyself.

and divided them in the midst, an 22 And Abram said to the king of each piece one against another Sodom, I have lifted up my hand unto the birds divided he not. the LORD, the most high God, the 11 And when the fowls came possessor of heaven and earth,

upon the carcasses, Abram drove 23 That I will not take from a thread away. even to a shoelatchet, and that I will 12 And when the sun was not take any thing that is thine, lest down, a deep sleep fell upon Ab thou shouldest say, I have made Abram and lo, an horror of great dar) rich :

fell upon him. 24 Save only that which the young 13 And he said unto Abram, H men have eaten, and the portion of the of a surety that thy seed shall men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, stranger in a land that is not th and Mamre; let them take their portion. and shall serve them; and they CHAP. XV.

afflict them four hundred years ; I God encourageth Abram. 2 Abram complain 14 And also that nation, whom

eth for want of an heir. 4 God promiseth him a son, and a multiplying of his seed. 6 Abram shall serve, will I judge: and is justified by faith. 7. Canaan is promised ward shall they come out with

again, and confirmed by a sign, 12 and a vision. substance. AFTER these things the word of the 15 And thou shalt go to thy fa LORD came unto Abram in a vision, in peace; thou shalt be buried saying, Fear not, Abram : I am thy good old age. shield, and thy exceeding great reward. 16 But in the fourth generation

2 And Abram said, Lord God, what shall come hither again: for the wilt thou give me, seeing I go child- quity of the Amorites is not yet less, and the steward of my house is 17 And it came to pass,

that this Eliezer of Damascus ?

the sun went down, and it was dark 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me hold a smoking furnace, and a bur thou hast given no seed: and lo, one lamp that passed between those pi born in my house is mine heir. 18 In the same day the LORD I

4 And behold, the word of the a covenant with Abram, saying, LORD came unto him, saying, This thy seed have I given this land, shall not be thine heir; but he that the river of Egypt unto the great r shall come forth out of thine own the river Euphrates : bowels shall be thine heir.

19 The Kenites, and the Kenizz 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and the Kadmonites.

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Hagar fleeth from Sarai. CHAP. XVI, XVII. Abram's name is changed.

20 And the Hittites, and the Periz 11 And the angel of the Lord said zites, and the Rephaims,

unto her, Behold, thou art with child, 21 And the Amorites, and the Ca- and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his naanites, and the Girgashites, and the name Ishmael; because the LORD Jebusites.

hath heard thy affliction. CHAP. XVI.

12 And he will be a wild man; his | Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Abram. hand will be against every man, and 4 Hagar, being afflicted for despising her mistress, runneth away. 7 An angel sendeth her every man's hand against him; and he back to submit herself, 11 and telleth her of shall dwell in the presence of all his ker child. 15 Ishmael is born.

brethren. Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him 13 And she called the name of the no children: and she had an handmaid, LORD that spake unto her, Thou God an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. seest me: for she said, Have I also

2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Be- here looked after him that seeth me? hold now, the Lord hath restrained me 14 Wherefore the well was called from bearing : I pray thee go in unto Beer-lahai-roi ; behold, it is between my maid; it may be that I may obtain Kadesh and Bered. children by her. And Abram hear 15 | And Hagar bare Abram a son: kened to the voice of Sarai.

and Abram called his son's name, 3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took Ha- which Hagar bare, Ishmael. gar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram 16 And Abram was fourscore and had dwelt ten years in the land of Ca- six years old, when Hagar bare Ishnaan, and gave her to her husband mael to Abram. Abram to be his wife.

CHAP. XVII. 4 And he went in unto Hagar, and 1 God reneweth the covenant. 5 Abram his she conceived: and when she saw that name is changed in token of a greater bless

ing. 10 Circumcision is instituted. she had conceived, her mistress was

Sarai her name is changed, and she blessed. despised in her eyes.

17 Isaac is promised. 23 Abraham and Ish5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My mael are circumcised. wtong be upon thee: I have given my And when Abram was ninety years maid into thy bosom; and when she old and nine, the LORD appeared to saw that she had conceived, I was Abram, and said unto him, I am the despised in her eyes: the LORD judge Almighty God; walk before me, and between me and thee.

be thou perfect. 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Be 2 And I will make my covenant behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to tween me and thee, and will multiply her as it pleaseth thee. And when thee exceedingly. Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fed 3 And Abram fell on his face : and from her face.

God talked with him, saying, 7 And the angel of the LORD found 4 As for me, Behold, my covenant is her by a fountain of water in the wil-with thee, and thou shalt be a father derness, by the fountain in the way to of many nations. Shur.

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

6 And I will make thee exceeding 9 And the angel of the LORD said fruitful, and I will make nations of unto her, Return to thy mistress, and thee, and kings shall come out of thee. submit thyself under her hands. 7 And I will establish my covenant

10 And the angel of the LORD said between me and thee and thy seed after unto her, I will multiply thy seed ex- thee, in their generations for an everceedingly, that it shall not be num- lasting covenant, to be a God unto bered for multitude.

thee, and to thy seed after thee.

Circumcision is instituted. GENESIS, Abraham entertaineth three angels.

8 And I will give unto thee, and to 2v Anu as ior Ishmael, I have heard thy seed after thee, the land wherein thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and thou art a stranger, all the land of Ca- will make him fruitful, and will mulnaan, for an everlasting possession; tiply him exceedingly; twelve princes and I will be their God.

shall he beget, and I will make him a 9 | And God said unto Abraham, great nation. Thou shalt keep my covenant there 21 But my covenant will I establish fore, thou, and thy seed after thee in with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto their generations.

thee at this set time in the next year. 10 This is my covenant, which ye 22 And he left off talking with him, shall keep, between me and you

and and God went up from Abraham. thy seed after thee; Every man child 23 | And Abraham took Ishmael among you shall be circumcised.

his son, and all that were born in his 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh house, and all that were bought with of your foreskin; and it shall be a token his money, every male among the men of the covenant betwixt me and you. of Abraham's house; and circumcised

12 And he that is eight days old shall the flesh of their foreskin, in the selfbe circumcised among you, every man same day, as God had said unto him. child in your generations, he that is 24 And Abraham was ninety years born in the house, or bought with old and nine, when he was circumcised money of any stranger, which is not of in the flesh of his foreskin. thy seed.

25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen 13 He that is born in thy house, and years old, when he was circumcised in hé that is bought with thy money, the flesh of his foreskin. must needs be circumcised: and my 26 In the selfsame day was Abraham covenant shall be in your flesh for an circumcised, and Ishmael his son. everlasting covenant.

27 And all the men of his house, born 14 And the uncircumcised man child, in the house, and bought with money of whose flesh of his foreskin is not cir the stranger, were circumcised with cumcised, that soul shall be cut off him. from his people; he hath broken my

CHAP. XVIII. covenant.

1 Abraham entertaineth three angels. 9 Sarah 15 And God said unto Abraham,

is reproved for laughing at the strange pro

mise. 17 The destruction of Sodom is reveal As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not ed to Abraham. 23 Abraham maketh intercall her name Sarai, but Sarah shall cession for the men thereof. her name be.

And the Lord appeared unto him 16 And I will bless her, and give in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in thee a son also of her: yea, I will the tent door in the heat of the day ; bless her, and she shall be a mother of 2 And he lifted up his eyes and looknations; kings of people shall be of ed, and, lo, three men stood by him her.

and when he saw them, he ran to meet 17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, them from the tent door, and bowed and laughed, and said in his heart, himself toward the ground,

is 3 an hundred years old ? and shall Sarah, found favour in thy sight, pass not that is ninety years old, bear? away, I pray thee, from thy servant :

18 And Abraham said unto God, O 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be that Ishmael might live before thee! fetched, and wash your feet, and rest

19 And God said, Sarah thy wife yourselves under the tree: shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, shalt call his name Isaac: and I will and comfort ye your hearts; after that establish my covenant with him for an ye

shall pass on: for therefore are ye everlasting covenant, and with his seed come to your servant. And they said, after him.

So do, as thou hast said.

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The destruction of Sodom CHAP. XVIII. is revealed to Abraham.

6 And Abraham hastened into the judgment; that the LORD may bring tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready upon Abraham that which he hath quickly three measures of fine meal, spoken of him. knead it, and make cakes upon the 20 And the Lord said, Because the hearth.

cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and because their sin is very grievous, and fetched a calf tenderand good,and 21 I will go down now, and see gave it unto a young man; and he whether they have done altogether hasted to dress it.

according to the cry of it, which is 8 And he took butter, and milk, and come unto me; and if not, I will know. the calf which he had dressed, and set 22 And the men turned their faces it before them; and he stood by them from thence, and went toward Sodom: under the tree, and they did eat. but Abraham stood yet before the

9 And they said unto him, Where LORD. is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Be 23 | And Abraham drew near, and hold, in the tent.

said, Wilt thou also destroy the right10 And he said, I will certainly re eous with the wicked ? turn unto thee according to the time 24 Peradventure there be fifty rightof life; and lo, Sarah thy wife shall cous within the city: wilt thou also des

And Sarah heard it in troy and not spare the place for the the tent door, which was behind him. fifty righteous that are therein ?

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were 25 That be far from thee to do after old and well stricken in age; and it this manner, to slay the righteous with ceased to be with Sarah after the man- the wicked ; and that the rightedus ner of women.

should be as the wicked, that be far 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within from thee: Shall not the Judge of all herself, saying, After I am waxed old the earth do right? shall I have pleasure, my lord being 26 And the LORD said, If I find in old also,?

Sodom fifty righteous within the city, 13 And the LORD said unto Abra- then I will spare all the place for ham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, say- their sakes. ing, Shall I of a surety bear a child, 27 And Abraham answered and said, which am old ?

Behold now, I have taken upon me to 14 Is any thing too hard for the speak unto the Lord, which am but LORD? At the time appointed I will dust and ashes: return unto thee, according to the time 28 Peradventure there shall lack five of life, and Sarah shall have a son. of the fifty righteous : wilt thou des

15 Then Sarah denied, saying, Itroy all the city for lack of five? and laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, If I find there forty and five, he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh. I will not destroy it.

16 | And the men rose up from 29 And he spake unto him yet again, thence, and looked toward Sodom: and said, Peradventure there shall be and Abraham went with them to bring forty found there. And he said, I will them on the way.

not do it for forty's sake. 17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide 30 And he said unto him, Oh, let not from Abraham that thing which I do; the Lord be angry, and I will speak :

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely Peradventure there shall thirty be become a great and mighty nation, found there. And he said, I will not and all the nations of the earth shall do it, if I find thirty there. be blessed in him?

31 And he said, Behold now, I have 19 For I know him, that he will taken upon me to speak unto the command his children and his house-Lord : Peradventure there shall be hold after him and they shall keep the twenty found there. And he said, I way of the LORD, to do justice and I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

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Lot entertaineth two angels. GENESIS.

Lot obtaineth leave 32 And he said, Oh, let not the they said again, This one fellow came Lord be angry, and I will speak yet in to sojourn, and he will needs be but this once: Peradventure ten shall a judge: now will we deal worse be found there. And he said, I will with thee than with them. And they not destroy it for ten's sake.

pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, 33 And the LORD went his way, as and came near to break the door. soon as he had left communing with 10 But the men put forth their hand, Abraham: and Abraham returned un- and pulled Lot into the house to thein, to his place.

and shut to the door. CHAP. XIX.

11 And they smote the men that 1 Lot entertaineth two angels. 4 The vicious were at the door of the house with

Sodomites are stricken with blindness.
Lat is sent for safety into the mountains. 18 He

blindness, both small and great : so obtaineth leave to go into Zoar. 24 Sodom and that they wearied themselves to find Gomorrah are destroyed. 26 Lot's wife is the door. a pillar of salt. 30 Lot dwelleth in a cave. 31 The incestuous original of Moab and

12 | And the men said unto Lot, Ammon.

Hast thou here any besides ? son in And there came two angels to So- law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, dom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of and whatsoever thou hast in the city, Sodom: and Lot, seeing them, rose up bring them out of this place : to meet them; and he bowed himself 13 For we will destroy this place, with his face toward the ground;

because the cry of them is waxen 2 And he said, Behold now, my great before the face of the LORD; lords, turn in, I pray you, into your and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it. servant's house, and tarry all night, and

14 And Lot went out, and spake unwash your feet, and ye shall rise up to his sons in law, which married his early, and go on your ways. And daughters, and said, Up, get you out they said, Nay; but we will abide in of this place; for the LORD will desthe street all night.

troy this city. But he seemed as one 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; that mocked unto his sons in law. and they turned in unto him, and en

15 And when the morning arose, tered into his house; and he made then the angels hastened Lot, saying, them a feast, and did bake unleaven- Arise, take thy wife, and thy two ed bread, and they did eat.

daughters which are here; lest thou 4 | But before they lay down, the beconsumed in the iniquity of the city. men of the city, even the men of So

16 And while he lingered, the men dom, compassed the house round, laid hold upon his hand, and upon the both old and young, all the people hand of his wife, and upon the hand from every quarter:

of his two daughters; the LORD being 5 And they called unto Lot, and said merciful unto him ; and they brought unto him, Where are the men which him forth, and set him without the city. came in to thee this night? bring them 17 And it came to pass, when out unto us, that we may know them. they had brought them forth abroad,

6 And Lot went out at the door that he said, Escape for thy life; look unto them, and shut the door after him, not behind thee, neither stay thou in

7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do all the plain: escape to the mountain, not so wickedly.

lest thou be consumed. 8 Behold now, I have two daugh

18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not ters which have not known man; let so, my

Lord ! me, I pray you, bring them out unto 19 Behold now, thy servant hath you, and do ye to them as is good in found grace in thy sight, and thou hast your eyes : only unto these men do magnified thy mercy, which thou hast nothing; for therefore came they un

shewed unto me in saving my life: and der the shadow of my roof.

I cannot escape to the mountain, lest 9 And they said, Stand back. And some evil take me, and I die :

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