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Dot fleeth from Sodom. 6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after

III, 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so §§ 8 Behold, now, I have two daughters, which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, 9 and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. 9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, h and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to treak the door. 10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. 11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with iblindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door. 12 os And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides 7 sonin-law, and thy sons, and th daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place : 13 For we will destroy this place, because the k cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD ; and l the LORD hath sent us to destroy it. 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons-in-law, which married his daughters, and said, m Up, et ye out of this place; for the RD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked n unto his sons-in-law. 15 T And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Dot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which 1 are here; lest thou be consumed in the 2 iniquity of § 16And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful ounto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city. 17"| And it came to pass, when the had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape p for thy life; q look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain: escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord! 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thv sight, and thou


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f Lev. 18.22.

20. 13. De.23.17.

Rom. 1.24. 1 Cor. 6.9– 11.

Jude 7. g Rom.3.8. h Ex. 2. 14. 2 Pet.2.7,8. i 2 Ki.6.18. Ac. 13.11. k ch. 18.20. ! I Ch. 21. 15. Is.36. 10. mNum. 16.26 Jer. 51.6. Rev. 18.4. * Ex.9.21. 9 Ch. 36. 16. Is. 28.22. Lu. 17.28. 24. 11. 1 are found. 2 or, punish77tent.

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hast r magnified thy mercy, whici. thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, slest some evil take me, and l die : 20 Behold now this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one : t Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one () and my soul shall live.w 21 And he said unto him, See, J have accepted 3 thee v concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken. s 22 Haste thee, escape thither; for w I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called 4 Zoar. 23 * The sun was 5 risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. 24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone a. and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew y upon the ground. 26 ut his wife looked back from behind him, and she became 2 a pillar of salt. 27 *| And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the pla e where a he stood before the Iond. 28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the b smoke of a furnace. 29 || And it came to pass,when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, cwhen he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt. And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the drinountain, and his two daughters with him, for he feared to dwell in Zoar : and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters. 31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner

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32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. o 33 And they made their father drink wine that night: e and the first-born went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us

Moab and Amimon born. make him drink wine this might also ; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. 35 And they made their father drink wine that night also : and the younger arose, and lay with him ; and he perceived not when she lay down. nor when she arose. 36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father...f 37. And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab : the same is the father of the Moabites 9 unto this day. 38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the h children of Ammon unto this day. CHAPTER XX. Abraham denieth his wife, and looselh her: 14 Abimelech restoreth her. ND Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and * Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She c is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took 3.18.1. 3 But d God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; sor she is 1 a man's wife. 4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, LORD, e wilt thou slay also a righteous nation 7 5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister 7 and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the 2 integrity f of my heart and innotoy of my hands have I done this. 6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, l know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also g withheld thee from sinning h against me : therefore suffered I thee not to touch her. 7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he ishall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt Surely die, thou, and all that are

Illne. , 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his Servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were SOre afraid. 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast

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f Lev. 18.6.7.
Hab.2. 15.

g De.2.9.19.

Js. 11.1 !.
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a ch. 16.7, 14.
b ch. 26.6.
c ch. 12. 13.
d Job 33.15.
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2 Cor. 1.12.
1 Ti. 1. 13.
g ch.31.7.

h Ps. 51.4.
t I San).7 5.
Job. 42.8.
Jam.5. 16.
k Ex.32.21.
Jos. 7.25.
l ch.34.7.
m Ne. 5. 15.
Ps. 36. 1.
Pr. 16.6.
n ch. 11.29.
o ch. 47.6.
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Sarah restored. unto me that ought not l to be done. 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing? 11 And Abraham said, Because ! thought, Surely the fear of God in is not in this place ; and they will slay me for my wife's sake. 12 And yet indeed she is my n sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife. 13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother. 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and wo— menservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife. 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, o land is before thee: dwell 3 where it pleascth thee. 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with aii other: thus she was preproved.

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and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children. is For the ióRoo had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham's wife. CHAPTER XXI. 2 Isaac is born. 9 Hagar and Ishmael are cast forth. 22 Abimelech's covenant with Abraham. ND the LORD a visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as b he had spoken. 2 For Sarah coonceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old o at the set time of which G had spoken to him. 3 And Abraham called the maine of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, d Isaac. 4 And Abraham circumcised, his son Isaac, being qight days old, as God had commanded him. e 5 And Abraham was an hundred ears old when his son lsaac was }. unto him. 6's And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, f so that all that hear will laugh with me. 7 And she said, Who would have g said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his. old age.

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8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned. 9 T.And Sarah saw the son of Haar the Egyptian, h which she had orn unto Abraham, mocking. 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: i for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. is Anāthe thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight, k because of his son. 12 || And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because o thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice: for lin Isaac shall thy seed be called. 13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a m nation, because he is thy seed. 14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent n her away : and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. 15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept. 17And o God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar ! fear not ; p for God hath heard the voice of the lad where

€ 23. 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for q I will make him a great nation. 19 And God opened her reyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled, the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. 20 And God was with the lad; s and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer. t 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran : *t and his mother v took him a wife out of the land of Egypt. 22 of And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee win all that thou doest: 23 Now therefore a swear unto God ithat thou wilt not

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son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned. 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water which Abimelech's servants yhad violently taken away. 26 And Abimelech said, 1 wot not who hath done this thing : neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it but to-day. 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them z made a COVenant. 28 And Abraham set seven evelambs of the flock by themselves. 29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, a What mean these seven evelambs, which thou hast set by themselves 7 30 And he said, For these seven ewe-lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a b witness unto me, that I have digged this well. 31 Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba ; 2 because there they Sware both of them. 32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines. 33 of And Abraham planted a 3grove c in Beer-sheba, and d called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God. e 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days. HAPTER XXII. 1 Abraham, offering Isaac, 11 is stay ed by an angel: 15 he is blessed agaon. A” D it came to pass, after these things that God did tempt a Abraham, and said unto him, Abraho and he said, 113ehold, here

(1777. 2 And he said, Take now thy son. thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land Of b Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 3 *| And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose, up, and went unto the place of which God had toid him. .4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place ałor Oji. 5 And Abraham said unto his


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Abraham's servant sent therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give l it thee: bury thy dead. 12 And Abraham bowcd down himself before the people of the land. 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee moneyg for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there. 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him, 15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver: what is that betwixt me and theef bury therefore thy dead. 16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the mer

chant. 17 of And the field of Ephron, h which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure 18 Unto Abraham for a possession ni the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city. J9 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre : the same is Hebron in the land of

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Ac. 7.5.
k Ex. 23.23.
Ps. 34.7,
Heb. 1. 14.
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to get a wife for Isaac. land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest ? 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou, that thou bring not my son thither again, 7 * The Lord God of heaven, h which took me i from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this and; he shall, send his angel k before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence. 8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear l from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again. 9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter. 10 *| And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; 2 for all the goods of his master were in his and : and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, m unto the city of m Nahor. 11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, cven the time 3 that women go out to draw water. o 12 And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, p I pray thee send me good speed q this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. 13 Behold, I stand here by the r well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water : 14 And let it come to pass, that the damses to whom i shali Say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also : let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac ; and thereby s shall, I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master. 15 "I And it came to pass, before he had done t speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher ". her shoulder. 16 And the damsel was 4 very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. in Aná the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher. 18 And she said, Drink, my lord:

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