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s One Language in the World. 3 The building of Babel. 5 The Confufon of Tongues. 10 The Generations of Shem, The Generations of Terah, the Father of Abram. 31 Terah goeth from Ur to Haran.



Ver. 1

ND the whole Earth was of one Language, and of one Speech.

2 And it came to pafs as they journeyed from the Eaft, that they found a Plain in the Land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

And they faid one to another, Go to, let us make Brick, and burn them throughly. And they had Brick for Stone, and Slime had they for Morter.

4 And they faid, Go to, let us build us a City and a Tower, whofe Top may reach unto Heaven, and let us make us a Name, left we be scattered abroad upon the Face of the whole Earth.

5 And the LORD came down to fee the City and the Tower, which the Children of Men builded.

6 And the LORD faid, Behold, the People is one, and they have all one Language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be reftrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their Language, that they may not underftand one anothers Speech.

8 So the LORD fcattered them abroad from thence upon the Face of all the Earth: and they left off to build the City. the NATIONS their Inheritance, when he fet the BOUNDS of the People according to the Number of the Children of Ifrael.

e Deut. xxxii. 7 Remember the Days of OLD, confider the YEARS of many Generations: ask thy Father, and he will fhew thee, thy Elders, and they will tell thee.

8 When the MOST HIGH divided to SEPARATED the Sons of Adam, he

As ii. 3 And there appeared unto them CLOVEN TONGUES, like as of FIRE, and it fat npon each of them:


9 Therefore is the Name of it called Babel, because the LORD did there CONFOUND the LANGUAGE of all the Earth.

10 Thefe are the Genera

tions of Shem: Shem was an hundred Years old, and begat


4 And they were all filled with the HOLY GHOST, and began to SPEAK

with other TONGUES, as the SPIRIT gave them UTTERANCE.

Arphaxad two Years after the Flood, and lived after five hundred Years.

Arphaxad begat Salah, Salah begat Eber, Eber begat Peleg, Peleg begat Reu, Reu begat Serug, Serug begat Nahor, Nahor begat TERAH.

26 And Terah lived feventy Years and begat ABRAM, Nahor and Haran, and Haran begat Lot.

29 And Abram and Nahor took them Wives and the Name of Abram's Wife was Sarai.

30 But Sarai was barren; fhe had no Child.

31 And Terah took ABRAM, and Lot and Sarai, and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the Land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

32 And the Days of Terah were two hundred and five. Years and Terah died in Haran,


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The Third Period:

From the Call of Abram to the Deliverance of the Ifraelites from the Egyptian Bondage, containing about the Space of 430 Years.



Gon calleth Abram, and bleffeth him with a Promife of CHRIST. 4 He departeth with Lot from Haran. 6 He journeyeth through Canaan, 7 which is promifed him in a Vifion. 10 He is driven by a Famine into Egypt. 11 Fear maketh him feign his Wife to be his Sifter. 14 Pharaoh having taken her from him, by Plagues is compelled to reflore


COW the LORD had faid unto Abram, Get thee out of thy Countrey, and from thy Kindred, and from thy FATHER'S HOUSE into a Land that I will SHEW thee.

2 And I will make of thee a great Nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy Name great; and thou shalt be a Bleffing.

3 And I will blefs them that bless thee, and curfe him that curfeth thee: and in thee fhall all Families of the EARTH be BLESSED.

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16 But now they DESIRE a BEITER wherefore God is not afhamed to be Countrey, that is, an HEAVENLY: called their GoD: for he hath prepared for them a CITY.

4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had fpoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was leventy and five Years old when he departed out of Haran,


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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 f And Abram paffed thro' the Land into the Place of Sichem, into the Plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the Land.

7 And the LORD APPEARED unto Abram, and faid, Unto thy SEED will I give this Land, and there builded he an Altar unto the LORD, who APPEARED unto him.

↑ Aūs vii. 2 And Stephen faid, Men, Brethren, and Fathers, hearken, The GoD of Glory APPEARED unto our Father ABRAHAM, when he was in Mefopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran,

And faid unto him, Get thee out of thy COUNTREY, and from thy Kindred, and come into the Land which

I fhall SHEW thee.

4 Then came he out of the Land of the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Charran: and from thence, when his Fa

ther was dead, he removed him into this Land wherein ye now dwell.

5 And he gave him none INHER I— fet his Foot on yet he PROMISED TANCE in it, no not fo much as to that he would give it him for a PosSESSION, and to his SEED after him, when as yet he had no CHILD.

8 And he removed from thence unto a Mountain on the Eaft of Beth-el, and pitched his Tent, having Beth-el on the West, and Hai on the Eaft and there he builded an Altar unto the LORD, and called upon the Name of the LORD.

9 And Abram journeyed, going on ftill toward the South. 10 And there was a Famine in the Land and Abram went down into Egypt to fojourn there; for the Famine was grievous in the Land.

II And it came to pafs, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he faid unto Sarai his Wife, Behold, now I know that thou art a FAIR Woman to look upon.

12 Therefore it fhall come to país, when the Egyptians fhall fee thee, that they fhall fay, This is his Wife: and they will kill me, but they will fave thee alive.

13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my Sifter: that it may be well with me for thy Sake; and my Soul fhall live because of thee.

14 And it came to pafs, that when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the Woman, that SHE was


15 The Princes alfo of Pharaoh faw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the Woman was taken into Pharaoh's House.

17 And the LORD PLAGUED Pharaoh and his House with great Plagues, because of Sarai Abram's Wife.

18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou haft done unto me? Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy Wife?

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19 Why faidft thou, She is my Sifter? fo I might have taken her to me to Wife: now therefore behold thy Wife, take her, and go thy Way.

zo And Pharaoh commanded his Men concerning him : and they fent him away, and his Wife, and all that he had..


1 Abram and Lot return out of Egypt. 7 By Difagreement 14 GOD re18 He removeth to Hebron,

they part afunder. 10 Lot goeth to Sodom.

neweth the Promise to Abram. and there buildeth an Altar.

Ver. 14 AND the LORD faid unto Abram after that Lot

was feparated from him, Lift up now thine Eyes, and look from the Place where thou art, North-ward, and South-ward, and Eaft-ward, and Weft-ward.

15 For all the LAND which thou seeft, to thee will I GIVE it, and to thy SEED for ever.

16 And I will make thy Seed as the Duft of the Earth: so that if a Man can NUMBER the Duft of the Earth, then fhall, thy Seed also be NUMBRED.

17 Arife, walk through the Land in the Length of it, and in the Breadth of it: for I will give it unto thee.

18 Then Abram removed his Tent, and came and dwelt in the Plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an ALTAR unto the LORD.


1 The Battle of four Kings against five. 12 Lot is taken Prifoner: 14 Abram refcueth him. 18 Melchifedek bleffeth Abram. 20 Abram giveth him Tithe.

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