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Battle of the kings.


Abram rescueth Lot. 2 That these made war with Bera 14 And when Abram heard that 016! king of Sodom, and with Birsha his brother was taken captive, he king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of armed his trained servants, born in Admah, and Shemeber king of Ze- his own house, three hundred and bojim, and the king of Bela, which eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan. is Zoar.

15 And he divided himself against 3 All these were joined together them, he and his servants, by night, le in the vale of Siddim, which is the and smote them, and pursued them salt sea.

unto Hobah, which is on the left 4 Twelve years they served Ched- hand of Damascus. orlaomer, and in the thirteenth year 16 And he brought back all the they rebelled.

goods, and also brought again his 5 And in the fourteenth year came brother Lot, and his goods, and the Chedorlaomer, and the kings that women also, and the people. were with him, and smote the Reph 17 And the king of Sodom went aim in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the out to meet him, after his return from Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and Shaveh Kiriathaim,

of the kings that were with him, at 6 And the Horites in their mount the valley of Shaveh, which is the Seir, unto El-paran, which is by king's dale. the wilderness.

18 And Melchizedek king of Salem 7 And they returned, and came to brought forth bread and wine: and En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and he was the priest of the most high smote all the country of the Ama- God. lekites, and also the Amorites, that 19 And he blessed him, and said, dwelt in Hazezon-tamar.

Blessed be Abram of the most high 8 And there went out the king of God, possessor of heaven and earth: Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, 20 And blessed be the most high and the king of Admah, and the God, which hath delivered thine enking of Zebojim, and the king of emies into thy hand. And he gave Bela, the same is Zoar; and they him tithes of all. joined battle with them in the vale 21 And the king of Sodom said of Siddim ;

unto Abram, Give me the persons, 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of and take the goods to thyself. Elam, and with Tidal king of na 22 And Abram said to the king of tions, and Amraphel king of Shinar, Sodom, I have lifted up mine hand and Arioch king of Ellasar; four unto the LORD, the most high God, kings with five.

the possessor of heaven and earth, 10 And the vale of Siddim was 23 That I will not take from a full of slimepits; and the kings of thread even to a shoelatchet, and Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell that I will not take any thing that there; and they that remained fled is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I to the mountain.

have made Abram rich :

of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their men have eaten, and the portion of victuals, and went their way. the men which went with me, Aner,

12 And they took Lot, Abram's Eshcol, and Mamre ; let them take brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, their portion. and his goods, and departed.

CHAPTER XV. 13 | And there came one that had God encourageth Abram. 2. Abram complaineth escaped, and told Abram the He for want of an heir. 4 God promiseth him a son, brew; for he dwelt in the plain of

and a numerous seed. 6 Abram is justified by

failh. 7 Canaan is promised again, and conMamre the Amorite, brother of Esh firmed by a sign, and a vision. : and

word of Abram.


col, and brother of Anex brand these AFTER these things the brand in


great reward.

Abram encouraged.

Hagar gwen him. a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram :/ in peace; thou shalt be buried in a I am thy shield, and thy exceeding good old age.

16 But in the fourth generation 2 And Abram said, Lord God, what they shall come hither again: for wilt thou give me, seeing I go child- the iniquity of the Amorites is not less, and the steward of my house is yet full. this Eliezer of Damascus ?

17 And it came to pass, that, when 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me the sun went down, and it was dark, thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one behold a smoking furnace, and a born in my house is mine heir. burning lamp that passed between 4 And, behold, the word of the those pieces. Loro came unto him, saying, This 18 In the same day the Lord made shall not be thine heir; but he that a covenant with Abram, saying, Unshall come forth out of thine own to thy seed have I given this land, bowels shall be thine heir.

from the river of Egypt unto the 5 And be brought him forth abroad, great river, the river Euphrates : and said, Look now toward heaven, 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizand tell the stars, if thou be able to zites, and the Kadmonites, number them: and he said unto 20 And the Hittites, and the Per him, So shall thy seed be.

izzites, and the Rephaim, 6 And be believed in the LORD; 21 And the Amorites, and the Caand he counted it to him for right- naanites, and the Girgashites, and cousness.

the Jebusites. 7 And he said unto him, I am the

CHAPTER XVI. Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land Saram giveth Hagar to Abram ; 6 who, fleeing

from her mistress, 7 is sent back by an angel. to inherit it.

15 Ishmael is borii.

TOW Sarai, Abram's wife, bare shall I know that I shall inherit it? him no children: and she had 9 And he said unto him, Take me a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose a heifer of three years old, and a she name was Hagar. goat of three years old, and a ram

2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Beof three years old, and a turtledove, hold now, the LORD hath restrained and a young pigeon.

me from bearing: I pray thee, go in 10 And he took unto him all these, unto my maid ; it may be that I may and divided them in the midst, and obtain children by her. And Abram laid each piece one against another: hearkened to the voice of Sarai. but the birds divided he not.

3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took 11 And when the fowls came down Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after upon the carcasses, Abram drove Abram had dwelt ten years in the

land of Canaan, and gave her to her 12 And when the sun was going husband Abram to be his wife, down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram;

4 And he went in unto Hagar, and, lo, a horror of great darkness and she conceived : and when she fell upon him.

saw that she had conceived, her 13 And he said unto Abram, Know mistress was despised in her eyes. of a surety that thy seed shall be a 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My stranger in a land that is not theirs, wrong be upon thee: I have given and shall serve them; and they shall my maid into thy bosom; and when afflict them four hundred years ; she saw that she had conceived, I 14 And also that nation, whom was despised in her eyes: the Lord they shall serve, will I judge: and judge between me and thee. afterward shall they come out with 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Begreat substance.

hold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to 15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers her as it pleaseth thee. And when

them away.


The birth of Ishmael. GENESIS Abram's name changed. Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled 4 As for me, behold, my covenant dante from her face.

is with thee, and thou shalt be a 7 And the angel of the LORD father of many nations. found her by a fountain of water in 5 Neither shall thy name any more the wilderness, by the fountain in be called Abram, but thy name shall the way to Shur.

be Abraham ; for a father of many 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, nations have I made thee. whence camest thou ? and whither 6 And I will make thee exceeding wilt thou go? And she said, I flee fruitful, and I will make nations of from the face of my mistress Sarai. thee, and kings shall come out of

9 And the angel of the LORD said thee. unto her, Return to thy mistress, 7 And I will establish my covenant and submit thyself under her hands. between me and thee and thy seed

10 And the angel of the LORD said after thee in their generations, for an unto her, I will multiply thy seed everlasting covenant, to be a God exceedingly, that it shall not be unto thee and to thy seed after thee. numbered for multitude.

8 And I will give unto thee, and to 11 And the angel of the LORD said thy seed after thee, the land whereunto her, Behold, thou art with child, in thou art a stranger, all the land and shalt bear a son, and shalt call of Canaan, for an everlasting poshis name Ishmael; because the LORD session; and I will be their God. hath heard thy affliction.

9 And God said unto Abraham, 12 And he will be a wild man; his Thou shalt keep my covenant therehand will be against every man, and fore, thou, and thy seed after thee in every man's hand against him ; and their generations. he shall dwell in the presence of all 10 This is my covenant, which ye his brethren.

shall keep, between me and you and 13 And she called the name of the thy seed after thee; Every man child LORD that spake unto her, Thou God among you shall be circumcised. seest me: for she said, Have I also 11 And ye shall circumcise the here looked after him that seeth me? | flesh of your foreskin ; and it shall

14 Wherefore the well was called be a token of the covenant betwixt Beer-lahai-roi : behold, it is between me and you. Kadesh and Bered.

12 And he that is eight days old 15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: shall be circumcised among you, evand Abram called his son's name, ery man child in your generations, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. he that is born in the house, or

16 And Abram was fourscore and bought with money of any stranger, six years old, when Hagar bare Ish- which is not of thy seed. mael to Abram.

13 He that is born in thy house, CHAPTER XVII.

and he that is bought with thy monGod reneweth his covenant. 5 The name of Abram ey, must needs be eircumcised : and is changed in token of a greater blessing 10 Cir. my covenant shall be in your flesh cumcision is instituted. 15 The name of Sarai for an everlasting covenant. is changed. 16 A son is promised to her. 23 Abraham and his household are circumcised. 14 And the uncircumcised man

ND when Abram was ninety child whose flesh of his foreskin is

years old and nine, the LORD not circumcised, that soul shall be appeared to Abram, and said unto cut off from his people; he hath him, I am the Almighty God; walk broken my covenant. before me, and be thou perfect. 15 | And God said unto Abraham,

2 And I will make my covenant As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not between me and thee, and will mul- call her name Šarai, but Sarah shall tiply thee exceedingly.

her naine be. 3 And Abram fell on his face: 16 And I will bless her, and give and God talked with him, saying, thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless



the next year.

A son promised.

Sarah reproved. her, and she shall be a mother of na- | he sat in the tent door in the heat tions; kings of people shall be of her. of the day; 17 Then Abraham fell upon his 2 And he lifted up his eyes and face, and laughed, and said in his looked, and, lo, three men stood by heart, Shall a child be born unto him: and when he saw them, he ran him that is a hundred years old ? to meet them from the tent door, and and shall Sarah, that is ninety years bowed himself toward the ground, old, bear?

3 And said, My Lord, if now I have 18 And Abraham said unto God, Oh found favour in thy sight, pass not that Ishmael might live before thee! away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife 4 Let a little water, I pray you, shall bear thee a son indeed; and be fetched, and wash your feet, and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and rest yourselves under the tree: I will establish my covenant with 5 And I will fetch a morsel of him for an everlasting covenant, bread, and comfort ye your hearts; and with his seed after him. after that ye shall pass on: for 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard therefore are ye come to your servthee: Behold, I have blessed him, ant. And they said, So do, as thou and will make him fruitful, and will hast said. multiply him exceedingly; twelve 6 And Abraham hastened into the princes shall he beget, and I will tent unto Sarah, and said, Make make him a great nation.

ready quickly three measures of fine 21 But my covenant will I estab- meal, knead it, and make cakes uplish with Isaac, which Sarah shall on the hearth. bear unto thee at this set time in 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd,

and fetched a calf tender and good, 22 And he left off talking with him, and gave it unto a young man; and and God went up from Abraham. he hasted to dress it. 23 And Abraham took Ishmael 8 And he took butter, and milk, bis son, and all that were born in his and the calf which he had dressed, house, and all that were bought with and set it before them; and he stood his money, every male among the by them under the tree, and they men of Abraham's house; and cir- did eat. cumcised the flesh of their foreskin 99 And they said unto him, Where in the selfsame day, as God had is Sarah thy wife? And he said, said unto him.

Behold, in the tent. 24 And Abraham was ninety years

10 And he said, I will certainly old and nine, when he was circum- return unto thee according to the cised in the flesh of his foreskin. time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife

25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen shall have a son. And Sarah heard years old, when he was circumcised it in the tent door, which was bein the flesh of his foreskin.

hind him. 26 In the selfsame day was Abraham

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were circumcised, and Ishmael his son.

old and well stricken in age; and it 27 And all the men of his house, ceased to be with Sarah after the born in the house, and bought with manner of women. money of the stranger, were circum 12 Therefore Sarah laughed withcised with him.

in herself, saying, After I am waxed CHAPTER XVIII.

old shall I have pleasure, my lord The Lord oppeareth unto Abraham, 2 He enter.

being old also ? taiaeth three strangers. 9 Sarah

is reproved for

13 And the LORD said unto Abralanghing al God's promise. 17 The destruction ham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, of Sodom is revealed to Abraham ; 23 who makelh intercession for the men thereof.

saying, Shall I of a surety bear a AND the Lord appeared unto child,

which am old? him in the plains of Mamre: and 14 Is any thing too hard for the



Abraham intercedeth

GENESIS. for the men of Sodom LORD? At the time appointed 1 city, then I will spare all the place will return unto thee, according to for their sakes. the time of life, and Sarah shall 27 And Abraham answered and have a son.

said, Behold now, I have taken

up15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I on me to speak unto the Lord, which laughed not; for she was afraid. am but dust and ashes: And he said, Nay; but thou didst 28 Peradventure there shall lack laugh.

five of the fifty righteous : wilt thou 16 | And the men rose up from destroy all the city for lack of five ? thence, and looked toward Sodom: And he said, If I find there forty and and Abraham went with them to five, I will not destroy it. bring them on the way.

29 And he spake unto him yet 17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide again, and said, Peradventure there from Abraham that thing which I shall be forty found there. And he

said, I will not do it for forty's sake. 18 Seeing that Abraham shall sure 30 And he said unto him, Oh let ly become a great and mighty na- not the Lord be angry, and I will tion, and all the nations of the earth speak: Peradventure there shall shall be blessed in him?

thirty be found there. And he said, I , he I

31 hold after him, and they shall keep taken upon me to speak unto the the way of the LORD, to do justice Lord : Peradventure there shall be and judgment; that the LORD may twenty found there. And he said, I bring upon Abraham that which he will not destroy it for twenty's hath spoken of him.

sake. 20 And the LORD said, Because 32 And he said, Oh let not the the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is Lord be angry, and I will speak yet great, and because their sin is very but this once: Peradventure ten grievous,

shall be found there. And he said, 21 I will go down now, and see I will not destroy it for ten's sake. whether they have done altogether 33 And the LORD went his way, as according to the cry of it, which is soon as he had left communing with come unto me; and if not, I will Abraham: and Abraham returned know.

unto his place. 22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sod

CHAPTER XIX. om: but Abraham stood yet before Lot entertainth two angels. 4 The Sodomiles are

12 is the LORD.

lo fee for safety to the mountain. 18 He is per23 | And Abraham drew near, mitted to go into Zoar. 24 Sodom and Gomorand said, Wilt thou also destroy the

rah are destroyed. 26 Lot's reife becomelk a pil


lar of salt. 30 Lot drcelleth in a cave. 31 The righteous with the wicked?

origin of Moab and Ammon. 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thay AND there came tvo angels to also destroy and not spare the the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing place for the fifty righteous that are them rose up to meet them; and therein ?

he bowed himself with his face to25 That be far from thee to do af- ward the ground; ter this manner, to slay the right 2 And he said, Behold now, my eous with the wicked; and that the lords, turn in, I pray you, into your righteous should be as the wicked, servant's house, and tarry all night, that be far from thee. Shall not and wash your feet, and ye shall the Judge of all the earth do right? rise up early, and go on your ways.

26 And the Lord said, If I find in And they said, Nay; but we will Sodom fifty righteous within the abide in the street all night.

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