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Abran goeth into Egypt. CHAP. XIII, XIV. Abram and Lot separate.

9 And Abram journeyed, going on still thee, and between my herdmen and thy toward the south.

herdmen; for we be brethren. 10 5 And there was a famine in the land : 9 Is not the whole land before thee? Se and Abram went down into Egypt to so-parate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if journ there; for the famine was grievous in thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go the land.

to the right : or if thou depart to the right 11 And it came to pass, when he was hand, then I will go to the left. come near to enter into Egypt, that he said 10'1 And Lot listed up his eyes, and beunto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know held all the plain of Jordan, that it was well that thou art a fair woman to look upon: watered every where, before the LORD de

12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when stroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, as thou comest unto Zoar. but they will save thee alive.

11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister : Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they that it may be well with me for thy sake; separated themselves the one from the other. and my soul shall live because of thee. 12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan,

14 ¢ And it came to pass, that when and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians and pitched his tent toward Sodom. beheld the woman that she was very fair. 13 But the men of Sodom were wicked

15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw and sinners before the LORD, exceedingly. her, and commended her before Pharaoh: 14 ( And the LORD said unto Abram, and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's after that Lot was separated from him, Lift house.

up now thine eyes, and look from the place 16 And he entreated Abram well for her where thou art, northward, and southward, sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he and eastward, and westward : asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, 15 For all the land which thou seest, to and she-asses, and camels.

thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. 17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and 16 And I will make thy seed as the dust his house with great plagues because of of the earth : so that if a man can number Sarai Abram's wife.

the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed 18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, also be numbered. What is this that thou hast done unto me? 17 Arise, walk through the land in the why didst thou not tell me that she was thy length of it and in the breadth of it; for I wife?

will give it unto thee. 19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so 18 1 Then Abram removed his tent, and I might have taken her to me to wife: now came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go which is in Hebron, and built there an altar thy way.

unto the LORD. 20 And Pharaoh commanded his men

CHAP. XIV. concerning him; and they sent him away, AND it came to pass in the days of Am.

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of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, AND Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and Tidal king of nations ;


2 That these made war with Bera king Lot with him, into the south.

of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomor2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in rah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber silver, and in gold.

king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, 3 And he went on his journeys from the which is Zoar. south even to Beth-el, unto the place where 3 All these were joined together in the his tent had been at the beginning, between vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. Beth-el and Hai;

4 Twelve years they served Chedorlao4 Unto the place of the altar, which he mer and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. had made there at the first : and there 5 And in the fourteenth year came CheAbram called on the name of the Lord. dorlaomer, and the kings that were with him,

5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karhad flocks, and herds, and tents.

naim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the 6 And the land was not able to bear them, Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, that they might dwell together: for their 6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, substance was great, so that they could not unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness. dwell together.

7 And they returned, and came to En7 5 And there was a strife between the mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herd-country of the Amalekites, and also the men of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar. the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. 8 And there went out the king of Sodom

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of be no strise, I pray thee, between me and|Admah, and the king of Žeboiim, and the

The battle of the kings. GENESIS. Abram is justified by faith. king of Bela, (the same is Zoar;) and they saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, joined battle with them in the vale of Sid- and thy exceeding great reward. dim;

2 And Abram said, LORD God, what 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amra- and the steward of my house is this Eliephel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of zer of Damascus ? Ellasar ; tour kings with five.

3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of hast given no seed : and lo, one born in my slime-pits; and the kings of Sodom and Go- house is mine heir. morrah fled, and fell there: and they that 4 | And behold, the word of the LORD remained fled to the mountain.

came unto him, saying, This shall not be 11 And they took all the goods of Sodom thine heir ; but he that shall come forth out and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. went their way.

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and 12 1 And they took Lot, Abram's bro- said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the ther's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his stars, if thou be able to number them: and goods, and departed.

he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 13 And there came one that had es- 6 And he believed in the LORD; and caped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he he counted it to him for righteousness. dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, 7.1 And he said unto him, I am the LORD brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, and these were confederate with Abram. to give thee this land to inherit it.

14 | And when Abram heard that his bro- 8 And he said, LORD God, whereby ther was taken captive, he armed his train- shall I know that I shall inherit it? ed servants, born in his own house, three 9 And he said unto him, Take me an hundred and eighteen, and pursued them heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of unto Dan.

three years old, and a ram of three years 15 And he divided himself against them, old, and a turtle dove, and a young pigeon, he and his servants by night, and smote 10 And he took unto him all these, and them, and pursued them unto Hobah, divided them in the midst, and laid each which is on the left hand of Damascus.

piece one against another : but the birds 16 And he brought back all the goods, divided he not. and also brought again his brother Lot, and 11 And when the fowls came down upon his goods, and the women also, and the the carcasses, Abram drove them away. people.

12 1 And when the sun was going down, 11 And the king of Sodom went out a deep sleep fell upon Abram : and lo, an to meet him after his return from the slaugh- horror of great darkness fell upon him. ter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in is the king's dale.

a land that is not theirs, and shall serve 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem them; and they shall afflict them four hunbrought forth bread and wine: and he was dred years ; the priest of the ost high God.

14 And also that nation whom they shall 19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed serve, will I judge: 'and afterward shall they be Abram of the most high God, possessor come out with great substance. of heaven and earth :

15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in 20 And blessed be the most high God, peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old which hath delivered thine enemies into age. thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. 16 But in the fourth generation they shall

21 { And the king of Sodom said unto come hither again : for the iniquity of the Abram, Give me the persons, and take the Amorites is not yet full. goods to thyself.

17 And it came to pass, that when the 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, sun went down, and it was dark, behold a I have lifted up mine hand unto the Lord, smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that the most high God, the possessor of heaven passed between those pieces. and earth,

18 In the same day the LORD made a 23 That I will not take from a thread covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy even to a shoe-latchet, and that I will not seed have I given this land, from the river take any thing that is thine, lest thou of Egypt unto the great river, the river Eushouldest say, I have made Abram rich: phrates :

24 Save only that which the young men 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and have eaten, and the portion of the men the Kadmonites, which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, Mamre; let them take their portion. and the Rephaims, CHAP. XV.

21 And the Amorites, and the CanaanAFTER these things the word of the ites, and the Girgashites

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Hagar flees from Sarai. CHAP. XVI, XVII. Circumcision instituted. CHAP. XVI.

me and thee, and will multiply thee exNOW TOW Sarai Abram's wife bare him no ceedingly.

children : : and she had an handmaid, 3 And Abram fell on his face; and God an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. talked with him, saying,

2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold, 4 As for me, behold my covenant is with now, the LORD hath restrained 'me from thee, and thou shalt be a father of many bearing: I pray thee go in unto my maid ; nations. it may be that I may obtain children by her. 5 1 Neither shall thy name any more be And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. called Abram, but thy name shall be Abra

3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her ham; for a father of many nations have I maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt made thee. ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruither to her husband Abram to be his wife.ful, and I will make nations of thee; and

4 1 And he went in unto Hagar, and kings shall come out of thee. she conceived: and when she saw that she 7 And I will establish my covenant behad conceived, her mistress was despised in tween me and thee, and thy seed after her eyes.

thee, in their generations, for an everlasting 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong covenant; to be a God unto thee and to thy be upon thee: I have given my maid into seed after thee. thy bosom ; and when

she saw that she had 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy conceived, I was despised in her eyes : the seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a LORD judge between me and thee. stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an ever

6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, lasting possession; and I will be their God. thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it 9 1 And God said unto Abraham, Thou pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hard-shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and ly with her, she fled from her face. thy seed after thee, in their generations.

75 And the angel of the LORD found 10 This is my covenant, which ye shall her by a fountain of water in the wilder- keep between me and you and thy seed ness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. after thee; Every man-child among you

8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, shall be circumcised. whence camest thou ? and whither wilt 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of thou go? And she said, I flee from the face your foreskin; and it shall be a token of of my mistress Sarai.

the covenant betwixt me and you. 9 And the angel of the LORD said unto 12 And he that is eight days old shall be her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thy- circumcised among you, every man-child self under her hands.

in your generations, he that is born in the 10 And the angel of the LORD said unto house, or bought with money of any stranher, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, ger, which is not of thy seed. that it shall not be numbered for multitude. 13 He that is born in thy house, and he

11 And the angel of the Lord said unto that is bought with thy money, must needs her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt be circumcised : and my covenant shall be bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. 14 And the uncircumcised man-child,

12 And he will be a wild man ; his hand whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumwill be against every man, and every man's cised, that soul shall be cut off from his hand against him; and he shall dwell in people; he hath broken my covenant. the presence of all his brethren.

15 And God said unto Abraham, As 13 And she called the name of the Lord for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her that spake unto her, Thou God seest me : name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. for she said, Have I also here looked after 16 And I will bless her, and give thee him that seeth me?

a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and 14 Wherefore the well was called Beer-she shall be a mother of nations; kings of lahai-roi ; behold, it is between Kadesh people shall be of her. and Bered.

17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, 15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall and Abram called his son's name, which a child be born unto him that is an hundred Hagar bare, Ishmael.

years old ? and shall Sarah, that is ninety 16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, bear? years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to 18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Abram.

Ishmael might live before thee!

19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall

I Abram, and said unto him, I am the Al- covenant with him for an everlasting covemighty God; walk before me, and be thou nant, and with his seed after him. perfect.

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard 2 And I will make my covenant between thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will

AND.when Abram was ninety years old bear thee a son indeed ; and thou shalt call

Abraham entertaineth angels. GENESIS. Destruction of Sodom revealed. make him fruitful, and will multiply him and well stricken in age; and it ceased to exceedingly: twelve princes shall he beget, be with Sarah after the manner of women. and I will make him a great nation. 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within her

21 But my covenant will I establish with self, saying, After I am waxed old shall I Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto thee at have pleasure, my lord being old also ? this set time in the next year.

13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, 22 And he left off talking with him, and Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall God went up from Abraham.

I of a surety bear a child, which am old ? 23 | And Abraham took Ishmael his 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD! son, and all that were born in his house, and At the time appointed I will return unto all that were bought with his money, everythee, according to the time of life, and male among the men of Abraham's house; Sarah shall have a son. and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin, 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughin the self-same day, as God had said unto ed not; for she was afraid. “And he said, him.

Nay; but thou didst laugh. 24 And Abraham was ninety years old 16 And the men rose up from thence, and nine, when he was circumcised in the and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham flesh of his foreskin.

went with them to bring them on the way. 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen 17 [ And the Lord said, Shall I hide years old, when he was circumcised in the from Abraham that thing which I do; Hesh of his foreskin.

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely be26 In the self-same day was Abraham come a great and mighty nation, and all circumcised and Ishmael his son.

the nations of the earth shall be blessed in 27 And all the men of his house, born in him? the house, and bought with money of the 19 For I know him, that he will comstranger, were circumcised with him. mand his children and his household after CHAP. XVIII. him, and they shall keep the way of the

; the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the LORD may bring upon Abraham that the tent door in the heat of the day; which he hath spoken of him. 2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked,

20 And the Lord said, Because the cry and lo, three men stood by him: and when of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and be he saw them, he ran to meet them from the cause their sin is very grievous; tent door, and bowed himself toward the 21 I will go down now, and see whether ground,

they have done altogether according to the 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found cry of it, which is come unto me; and if favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray not, I will know. thee, from thy servant :

22 And the men turned their faces from 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetch- thence, and went toward Sodom: but ed, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves Abraham stood yet before the LORD. under the tree:

23 | And Abraham drew near, and said, 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with comfort ye your hearts ; after that ye shall the wicked? pass on : for therefore are ye come to your 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous servant. And they said, "So do, as thou within the city : wilt thou also destroy and hast said.

not spare the place for the fifty righteous 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent that are therein ? unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly 25 That be far from thee to do after this three measures of fine meal, knead it, and manner, to slay the righteous with the wickmake cakes upon the hearth.

ed: and that the righteous should be as the 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the fetched a calf tender and good, and gave Judge of all the earth do right? it unto a young man; and he hasted to 26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodress it.

dom fifty righteous within the city, then I 8 And he took butter, and milk, and the will spare all the place for their sakes. calf which he had dressed, and set it before 27 And Abraham answered and said, them; and he stood by them under the tree, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak and they did eat.

unto the LORD, which am but dust and 9 [ And they said unto him, Where is ashes: Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in 28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the tent.

the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all 10 And he said, I will certainly return the city for lack of five? And he said, if I unto thee according to the time of life: and find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And 29 And he spake unto him yet again, Sarah heard it in the tent-door, which was and said, Peradventure there shall be forty behind him.

found there. And he said, I will not do it 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old for forty's sake.

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Abraham intercedes for it. CHAP. XIX. Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed.

30 And he said unto him, Oh, let not the sons and thy daughters, and whatsoever LORD be angry, and I will speak: Perad- thou hast in the city, bring them out of this venture there shall thirty be found there. place: And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty 13 For we will destroy this place, bethere.

cause the cry of them is waxen great before 31 And he said, Behold now, I have ta- the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath ken upon me to speak unto the LORD. Per- sent us to destroy it. adventure there shall twenty be found there. 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his And he said, I will not destroy it for twen- sons-in-law, which married his daughters, ty's sake.

and said, Up, get ye out of this place; for 32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be the Lord will destroy this city : but he angry, and I will speak yet but this once : seemed as one that mocked unto his sonsPeradrenture ten shall be found there. And in-law. he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake. 15 And when the morning arose, then

33 And the LORD went his way, as soon the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, as he had left communing with Abraham : take thy wife, and thy two daughters which and Abraham returned unto his place. are here ; lest thou be consumed in the iniCHAP. XIX.

quity of the city. AP there came two angels to Sodom

16 And while he lingered, the men laid at even: and Lot sat in the gate of hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of Sodom; and Lot seeing them, rose up to his wife, and upon the hand of his two meet them; and he bowed himself with his daughters; the LORD being merciful unto face toward the ground;

him : and they brought him forth, and set 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, him without the city. turn in, I pray you, into your servants 17 And it came to pass, when they had house, and tarry all night, and wash your brought them forth abroad, that he said, feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on Escape for thy life : look not behind thee, your ways. And they said, Nay; but we neither stay thou in all the plain : escape will abide in the street all night.

to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. 3 And he pressed upon them greatly ; 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, and they turned in unto him, and entered my Lord! into his house; and he made them a feast, 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found and did bake unleavened bread, and they grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified did eat.

thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto 4. But before they lay down, the men me in saving my life: and I cannot escape of the city, even the men of Sodom, com- to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and passed the house round, both old and


I die: all the people from every quarter,

20 Behold now, this city is near to flee 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto unto, and it is a little one : Oh! let me eshim, Where are the men which came in to cape thither, (is it not a little one ?) and my thee this night ? bring them out unto us, soul shall live. that we may know them.

21 And he said unto him, See, I have 6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, accepted thee concerning this thing also, and shut the door after him,

that I will not overthrow this city, for the 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not which thou hast spoken. so wickedly.

22 Haste thee, escape thither ; for I can8 Behold now, I have two daughters not do any thing till thou be come thither : which have not known man ; let me, I pray therefore the name of the city was called you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to Zoar. them as is good in your eyes : only unto 23 The sun was risen upon the earth these men do nothing; for therefore came when Lot entered into Zoar. they under the shadow of my roof.

24 ^ Then the Lord rained upon Sodom 9 And thev said, Stand back. And they and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from said again, This one fellow came in to so- the LORD out of heaven; joam, and he will needs be a judge: Now 25 And he overthrew those cities, and will we deal worse with thee than with them. all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the And they pressed sore upon the man, even cities, and that which grew upon the Lot, and came near to break the door. ground.

10 But the men put forth their hand, and 26 | But his wife looked back from bepulled Lot into the house to them, and shut hind him, and she became a pillar of salt

. to the door.

27 1 And Abraham gat up early in the 11 And they smote the men that were at morning, to the place where he stood before the door of the house with blindness, both the LORD: small and great: so that they wearied them- 28 And he looked toward Sodom and selves to find the door.

Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the 129 And the men said unto Lot, Hast plain, and beheld, and lo, the smoke of the thou bere any besides ? son-in-law, and thy country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

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