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unto heaven; and let us make us a naine, lest we be scattered abroad upon the 5 face of the whole earth. And the Lord came down to see the city and the 6 tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the

and they have all one language ; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not 8 understand one another's speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from

thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 9 Therefore is the name of it called 1 Babel ; because the LORD did there con

found the language of all the earth : and from thence did the LORD scatter

them abroad upon the face of all the earth. 10 THESE are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and 11 begat Arphaxad two years after the flood : and Shem lived after he begat Ar12 phaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. And Arphaxad 13 lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah : and Arphaxad lived after he begat 14 Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters. And 15 Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber: and Salah lived after he begat Eber 16 four hundred and three years, and begat sons and

ers. And Eber lived 17 four and thirty years, and begat 2 Peleg: and Eber lived after he begat Peleg 18 four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters. And Peleg 19 lived thirty years, and begat Reu: and Peleg lived after he begat Reu two 20 hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters. And Reu lived two 21 and thirty years, and begat 3 Serug: and Reu lived after he begat Serug two 22 hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters. And Serug lived 23 thirty years, and begat Nahor: and Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hun24 dred years, and begat sons and daughters. And Nahor lived nine and twenty 25 years, and begat Terah : and Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred 26 and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters. And Terah lived seventy

years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. 27Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and 28 Haran ; and Haran begat Lot. And Haran died before his father Terah in 29 the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. And Abram and Nahor took

them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai ; and the name of Nahor's

wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of 30,31 Iscah. But Sarai was barren ; she had no child. And Terah took Abram his

son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his

son Abram's wife ; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to 32 go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.

NOW the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee : 2 and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy 3 name great ; and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee,

and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be

blessed. 4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with

him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. 5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance

that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came. 6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain 7 of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land. And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land ; and there builded

he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him. 8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and

pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east : and there he 9 builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the Lord. And

Abram journeyed, 5 going on still toward the south. 10 And there was a famine in the land : and Abram went down into Egypt to 11 sojourn there ; for the famine was grievous in the land. And it came to pass, 12 Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon: therefore it

when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife,

I That is, confusion.
2 Oalled, Luke iii. 35, Phalcc.

5 Heb. in going and journey.

3 Luke lii. 35, Saruch.
4 Luke iii. 34, Thara.

shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This 13 is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. Say, 'I pray

thee, thou art my sister : that it may be well with me for thy sake ; and my

soul shall live because of thee. 14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians 15 beheld the woman that she was very fair. The princes also of Pharaoh saw her,

and commended her before Pharaoh : and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's 16 house. And he entreated Abram well for her sake : and he had sheep, and

oxen, and he-asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she-asses, and 17 camels. And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues, 18 because of Sarai Abram's wife. And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What

is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy 19 wife? why saidst thou, She is my sister ? so I might have taken her to me to 20 wife : now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way. And Pharaoh

commanded his men concerning him : and they sent him away, and his wife, and

all that he had. 3. And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and

Lot with him, into the south. And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, 3 and in gold. And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-el,

unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and 4 Hai; unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first; and

there Abram called on the name of the LORD. 5,6 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. And

the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together : for their 7 substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. And there was a

strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle : 8 and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. And Abram

said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and 9 between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be ' brethren. Is not the

whole land before thee? 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. 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was

well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,

even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto 11 Zoar. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east : 12 and they separated themselves the one from the other. Abram dwelled in the

land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent 13 toward Sodom. But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners 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 15 southward, and eastward, and westward : for all the land which thou seest, to

hee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. 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 17 thy seed also be numbered. Arise, walk through the land in the length of it 18 and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee. Then Abram removed

his tent, and came and dwelt in the 2 plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and

built there an altar unto the L 14 AND it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of

* Elasar, Chedorlaoiner king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations; that these 2 made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah,

Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, 3 which is Zoar. All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is 4 the salt sea. Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth 5 year they rebelled. And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the

kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and 6 the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in 3 Shaveh Kiriathaim, and the Horites 7 in their Mount Seir, unto 4 El-paran, which is by the wilderness. And they

returned, and came to En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country 8 of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar. And

1 Heb. men brethren.

, the plain of Paran.

2 Heb. plains.
3 Or, the plain of Kiriathaim.

there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of

Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar); 9 and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim; with Chedorlaomer the

king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, 10 and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five. And the vale of Siddim was

full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; 11 and they that remained fled to the mountain. And they took all the goods of 12 Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way. And they

took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and

departed. 13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for

he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of 14 Aner; and these were confederate with Abram. And when Abram heard that

his brother was taken captive, he larmed his 2 trained servants, born in his own 15 house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan. And he divided

himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued 16 them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. And he brought

back 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 went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the val18 ley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale. And Melchizedek king of Salem

brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. 19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God. pos20 sessor of heaven and earth : and blessed be the most high God, which hath de

livered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. 21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the Spersons, and take 22 the goods to thyself. And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up

mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and 23 earth, that I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will

not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldst say, I have made Abram 24 rich: save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the

men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their , portion.

AFTER these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram : I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. 2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt_thou give me, seeing I go childless, 3 and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram

said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house 4 is mine heir. 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 own 5 bowels shall be thine heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said,

Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them : 6 and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the LORD; and

he counted it to him for righteousness. 7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the 8 Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. And he said, Lord God, 9 whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? And he said unto him, Take

me an heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a 10 ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. And he took

unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one 11 against another: but the birds divided he not. And when the fowls came 12 down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away. And when the sun was

going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great 13 darkness fell upon him. 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 14 them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; and also that nation,

whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with 15 great substance. And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be 16 buried in a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall come 17 hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full. And it came

1 Or, ked forth.

3 Heb. souls,

2 Or, instructed.

· to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking 18 furnace, and la burning lamp that passed between thos

urning lamp that passed between those pieces. In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I

given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Eu. 19, 20 phrates: the Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, and the 21 Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, and the Amorites, and the

Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites. 1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, Van Egyptian, whose name was Hagar And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold 2 now, the Lord hath restrained me from bearing : I pray thee, go in unto my

maid; it may be that I may 2 obtain children by her.' And Abram hearkened 3 to the voice of Sarai. And Sarai Abram's wife took Hag her maid the

Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave 4 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 5 despised in her eyes. 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 judge between me and thee. 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her 3 as

it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai 4 dealt hardly with her, she fled from her

face. 7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wil. 8 derness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. And he said, Hagar, Sarai's

maid, whence camest thou ? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee 9 from the face of my mistress Sarai. And the angel of the Lord said unto 10 her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. And the

angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that 11 it shall not be numbered for multitude. And the angel of the LORD said

unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his 12 name 5 Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. And he will be

a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against 13 him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. And she called the

name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, 14 Have I also here looked after him that seeth me? Wherefore the well was 15 called 6 Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered. And Hagar

bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. 16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to

Abram. my And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram,

and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before ine, and be thou 2 7 perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply 3 thee exceedingly. And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, 4 saying, As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father 5 of 8 many nations. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy 6 name shall be o Abrahamn; for a father of many nations have I made thee. And

I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings 7 shall come out of thee. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee

and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a & God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to

thy seed after thee, the land 10 wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of

Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. 9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, 10 and thy seed after thee in their generations. This is my covenant, which ye

shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child 11 among you shall be circumcised. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your 12 foreskin ; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you. And 11 be

that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child i

your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any 13 stranger, which is not of thy seed. He that is born in thy house, and he that is

1

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1 Heb. a lamp of fire.
2 Heb. be buulded by her.
3 Heb. that which is good in

5 That is, God shall hear.
6 That is, the well of him that

9 That is, Father of a great bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be 14 in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. And the

thine eyes.
4 Heb. afflicted her.

liveth and seeth me.
7 Or, upright, or, sincere.
8 Heb. multitude of nations.

multitude
10 leb. of thy sojournings.
11 Heb. a son of eight days.

whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his

people; he hath broken my covenant. 15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her 16 name Sarai, but 'Sarah shall her name be. And I will bless her, and give

thee a son also of her : yea, I will bless her, and 2 she shall be a mother of na17 tions; kings of people shall be of her. Then Abraham fell upon his face,

and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an 18 hundred years old ? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? And 19 Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee! And God

said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed ; and thou shalt call his name

Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, 90 and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold,

I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceed. 21 ingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But

my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham. And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God

And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he 25 was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. And Ishmael his son was thir26 teen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. In the 27 selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son. And all the men

of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

AND the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; and he lift up his eyes and looked, and, 2 lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from 3 the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, and said, My Lord, if

now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy 4 servant : let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and 5 rest yourselves under the tree: and I will fetch a morsel of bread, and Scomfort

ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore tare ye come to your 6 servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said. And Abraham hastened

into the tent unto Sarah, and said, 5 Make ready quickly three measures of 7 fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth. And Abraham ran

unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young 8 man; and he hasted to dress it. And he took butter, 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 wise? And he said, Behold, 10 in the tent. And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the

time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in 11 the tent door, which was behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old and

well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of 12 women. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed 13 old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also ? And the Lord said unto

Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, 14 which am old? Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed

I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a 15 son. Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he

said, Nay; but thou didst laugh. 16 And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abra17 ham went with them to bring them on the way. And the LORD said, Shall I 18 hide from Abraham that thing which I do; seeing that Abraham shall surely

become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be 19 blessed in him? For I know him, that he will command his children and his

household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice

5 Heb. llasten.

1 That is, Princess.
2 Heb. she shall become nations.

3 Heb. stay.
4 Heb. you have passed.

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