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Lot and Abram separate.

thou not tell me that she was thy wife 7 • 19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife : now, therefore, behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way. 2) And Pharaoh commanded s his men concerning him ; and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had. CHAPTER XIII. 1 Abram and Lot return out of Egypt. 7 By disagreement they part asunder. 14 God's promise renewed to Abram. ND Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south, a 2 And Abram was very rich, b in cattle, in silver, and in gold. 3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-el unto the place where his tent ha been at the beginning, between Beth-el and IHai; 4. Unto the place of the altar, c which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called dom the name of the LORD. 5 *s And Lot also, which went with * had flocks, and herds, and {2}ll.S. 6 And the land was not able e to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. 7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle : and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled fthen in the land. S And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, g I o thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be 1 brethren. h 9 Is not the whole land before i thee 1 Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me : if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left, k 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered eve where, efore the LorD destroyed l Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden m of the LoRD, like theiand of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. n 11. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated o themselves the one from the other. 12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

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s Pr. 21.1.

(CHAP. 13.) a ch. 12.9.8.c.

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Mat. 6.33.
c ch. 12.7,8.
Ps. 42.1,2.
84.10.
d Ps. 116, 17.
145. 18.
e ch.36.7.
f ch.34.30.
g Phi.2.14.
Heb. 12. 14.
1 men, bre-
thren.
h ch. 11.27.
i ch.20. I5.
k 1Pet.3.8-12.
1 ch. 19.25.
1 Jno.2.15.

on ch.2.10. Is.51.3. Joel 2.3.

n ch. 14.2.

o Fr. 27. 10.

2 ch. 18.20. Eze. 16.49. 2 Pet.2.7,8. q ch. 12.7. 2 plains. r ch.35.27. (CHAP. 14.) a ch. 11.2. Is. 1.1. 11. Zec. 5.11. b Deut.29.23. Hos. 11.8. c ch. 19.22. d Deut. 3. 17. Jos. 3. 16. e ch. 15.20. f Jos. 12.4. g De.2.10,20. 1 or, the lf 2lain o Ririathaim 2 or, plain of Paran. h ch.21.21. Nu. 12.16. i 2 Ch. 20.2. *-*.

GENESIS, XIII, XIV. Abram removeth to Mamre.

13 But the men of Sodom were wicked, and sinners p before the LORD exceedingly. 14"| And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward : 15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and q to thy seed for ever. 16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. 17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto

€6. 18. Them Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the 2 plain of Mamre, r which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the RD

CHAPTER XIV. 1 The battle of the kings. 12 Lot taken. 14 Is rescued by Abram. 18 Melchisedek blesseth Abram, who giveth him tithes. A.P it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king a of Shimar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations; 2 That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shimab king of Admah, b and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is c Zoar. 3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, d which is the salt sea. 4. Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. 5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote e the Rephaims fin Ashteroth Karnaim, and g the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in 18haveh Kiriathaim, 6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto 2El-paran, h which is by the wilderness. 7 And they returned, and came to Emmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt i in Hazezon-tamar. 8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Adunah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the valo of Siddim,'

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dom, and his goods, and departed. 13 # And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew ; m for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eslicol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram. 14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he Sarmed his 4trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them n unto Dan. 15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night and o smote them, and pursue them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. 16 And he brought back p all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the Women also, and the people. #" And the king of Sodom q went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's r dale. 18 And s Melchizedek king of Salem broughtforth bread and wine:

and he was the t priest of the most e

high u God. 19 And he blessed him, and said,

Blessed be Abram of the most high

God, v possessor of heaven and

earth : h 20 And blessed be the most high

God enemies into thy hand. gave him w tithes of all. 21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the 6persons, and take the goods to thyself. 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I a have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the o of heaven and earth, 23 That z I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich : 24 Save only that which the young inen have eaten, and the portion o

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CENESIS, XV.

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the men which went with me Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion. a C#,A#### xv. 1 Abram is encouraged. 4. A son promised. 6 he is justified by faith. 7 Canaan is again promised. FTER these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a a vision, saying, bFear not, Abram: I am thy cehield, and thy exceeding d great reward. 2 And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go e childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascuss 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed : and, lo, one born in my house f is mine heir. 4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine g own bowels shall be thine heir. 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, h if thou be able to number them. And he so unto him, i. So shall thy seed

ë. 6 And he believed in the LORD ; and he k counted it to him for rightcousness. 7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee l out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. 8 And he said, Lord GOD, m whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? 9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. ió And he took "into him all these, and divided n them in the midst, and laid each , piece orie against another: but 0 the birds divided he not. 11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away. * 12 And when the sun was going down, a deep o p fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them ; and they shall afflict q them four hundred

ears : yo And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will Irjudge: and afterward shall they come out with great s substance. 15 And thou shalt go to thy fa. thers in peace; thou shalt be buAbram's visitan. ried in a good old age, t 16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity cf the Amorites is not yet u full. 17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace and la burning lamp that passed between those pieces. 18. In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of § unto the great river, the river Euphrates : 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites. and the Rephaims, 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites. CHAPTER, XVI. 1 Sarai giveth Hagar to Abram. 15 Ishmael is born. No. Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an a Egyptian, whose name was b Hagar. 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LoBD chath reStrained me from bearing : I pray thee, d #. in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the WOice of Sarai. 3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived : and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was e despised in her eyes. 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom ; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD o f between me and thee. 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, g Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her 2as it pleaseth thee. Ånd when Sarai 3dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

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GENESIS, XVI, XVII.
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1 Ki.2.4.
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ch. 6.9.
De. 18. 13.
Job 1.1.
c ch.9.9.
Ps. 105.8, 11.
Gal. 3. 17, 18.
d ch. 13.16.
22. 17.
2 multitutole
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Ishmael's destiny. hands. 10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed j% that it shall not be numbered for multitude. 11 And the angel of the LORD . said unto her, Behold, thouart with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name 41shmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. 12 And he will be a wild k man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand inst him; and he shall dwell l in the presence of all his brethren. 13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou m, God seest me : for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me ! 14 Wherefore the well was called 5Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and l3ered. 15"| And Hagarbare Abramason: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. 16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare sshmael to Abram. CHAPTER XVII. 1 The covenant is renewed. 5 Abram's name changed. 10 Curcumcision instituted. 16 Isaac promis

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thee. 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make g nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. 7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, h to be a God unto thee, and to thy

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8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land *wherein thou art a stranger, ali the land of Canaan, for an everlasting i possession; and I will be

Saraj's name changed.

their God. k 9 *| And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. is is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be cir. cumcised. 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token l of the covenant betwixt me and you. 12 And She that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born m in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy

Së6(1. 13. He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. 14 And the uncircumcised man child, whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off n from his people; he hath broken my covenant. 15 of And God said unto Abraham, As for Saraithy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but 6Sarah shall her name be. . 16 And I will bless her, 0 and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will }* o and 7 she sha po 6. £i. ther of nations; kings of people shall be of her. 17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, p and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto iim that is an hundred years old? and shall, Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? 18. And Abraham said unto God, § that Ishmael might live before e€ 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thoushalt call his name Isaac : and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covemant, and with his seed after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed im, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; g twelve princes, shall he beget; and I will make him a great nation. 21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time rin the next year. 22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abra

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(CHAP.18.) a ch. 13.18. 14. 13.

b ch. 19. 1.

c Heb. 13.2. I Pet.4.9.

d ch. 43.24.

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SOIl. 27 And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were cilcumcised with him. CHAPTER XVIII. 1 Abraham entertaineth three angels. 17 Sodom's destruction revealed to Abraham : 23 his intercession. A}} the LORD appeared unto him in the a plains of Mamre and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; 2 And he lift up his eyes and look. ed, and, lo, three men b stood by him : and when he saw them, he ram to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, c pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 4 Let a little d water, I pray you be fetched, and wash your feet, an rest yourselves under the tree : 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and 1comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on : for therefore 2 are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said. 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, 3Make 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, e and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, 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 7 And he said, Behold, in the tent. . 10 And he said, I will certainly return unto theef according to the time of life ; and, lo, Sarah gthy wife shall have a son. And Sarah

Abraham intercedes for Sodom. GENESIS, XIX.

heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were hold and well stricken in age ; and it ceased to be with Sarah i after the manner of women, 12 Therefore Sarah k laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed l old shall I have pleasure, my m lord being old also : 13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Saran laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old 4 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? n At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, o and Sarah shall have a son. 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not ; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh. p 16 "I And the mren rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way. q 17 And the Lord said, Shall I r hide from Abraham that thing which I do; 18 Seeing that Abraham shall Surely become a great and mighty nation, and ali the nations of the earth shall be s blessed in him : 19 For I know him, that he will COInmand his children t and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he bath spoken of him.u 20 And the LORD said, Because the v cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; 21. I will go down to now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, a I will know. 22 And the men turned their faces

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c Job 4.19.
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(CHAP. 19.)

a ch. 18.22.
b Heb. 13.2.
c Lu.24,28.
d ch. 18.8.
e Ju. 19.22.

His request promised. 26 And the Lonn said, b If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. 27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am c but dust, and ashes. 28 Peradventure 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, Peradventure 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 angry, and I will # Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. 31 And he said, Behold now, 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 Plord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once : d Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake. e 33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham : and Abraham returned unto his place. C ER XIX. 1 Lot Atertaineth two angels. 24 Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed, etc. A’s. there a came two angels to Sodom at even ; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom ; and Lot seeing them, rose up to meet them ; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn bin, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways... And they said, Nay; chut we will abide in the street all night. 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house ; d and he made them a feast, and did bake umleavened bread, and they did eat. 4 *| But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night ! e bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

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