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29 And Abimelech said unto of the burnt-offering, and laid it Abraham, What mean these seven upon Isaac his son ; and he took ewe-lambs, which thou hast set by the fire in his hand and a knife : themselves ?

and they went both of them to30 And he said, For these seven gether. ewe-lambs shalt thou take of my $ 7 And Isaac spake unto Abrahand, that they may be a witness ham his father, and said, My faunto me that I have digged this ther: and he said, Here am I, my well.

And he said, Behold the fire g 31 Wherefore he called that and the wood: but where is the place Beer-sheba ; because there lamb for a burnt-offering? they sware both of them. t 8 And Abraham said, My son, g 32 Thus they made a covenant God will provide himself a lamb at Beer-sheba : then Abimelech for a burnt-offering : so they went rose up, and Phichol the chief cap- both of them together. tain of his host, and they return- 9 And they came to the place ed into the land of the Philistines. which God had told him of; and + 33 | And Abraham planted a Abraham built an altar there, and grove in Beer-sheba, and called laid the wood in order; and bound there on the name of the LORD, Isaac his son, and laid him on the the everlasting God.

altar upon the wood. 34 And Abraham sojourned in s 10 And Abraham stretched forth the Philistines' land many days. his hand, and took the knife to CHAP. XXII.

slay his son.

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these things, that God did called unto him out of heaven, and tempt Abraham, and said unto said, Abraham, Abraham. And

him, Abraham: And he said, Be- he said, Here am I. hold, here I am.

12 And he said, Lay not thine & 2 And he said, Take now thy hand upon the lad, neither do son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou any thing unto him : for now thou lovest, and get thee into the I know that thou fearest God, seeland of Moriah ; and offer himing thou hast not withheld thy son, there for a burnt-offering upon thine only son, from me. one of the mountains which I will f 13 And Abraham lifted up his tell thee of.

eyes, and looked, and behold, bed 3 [ And Abraham rose up hind him a ram caught in a thickearly in the morning, and saddled et by his horns : Ånd Abraham his ass, and took two of his young went and took the ram, and offermen with him, and Isaac his son, ed him up for a bumi-offering in and clave the wood for the burnt- the stead of his son. offering, and rose up, and went un- t 14 And Abraham called the to the place of which God had told name of that place Jehovah-jireh : him.

as it is said to this day, in the f 4 Then on the third day Abra- mount of the LORD it shall be seen. ham lifted up his eyes, and saw t 15 [ And the angel of the LORD the place afar off.

called unto Abraham out of hea5 And Abraham said unto his ven the second time, young men, Abide ye here with 16 And said, By myself have I the ass, and I and the lad will go sworn, saith the Lord, for beyonder and worship, and come cause thou hast done this thing, again to you.

and hast not withheld thy son, 6 And Abraham took the wood thine only son :

f 17 That in blessing I will bless choice of our sepulchres bury thy
thee, and in multiplying I will dead: none of us shall withhold
multiply thy seed as the stars of from thee his sepulchre, but that
the heaven, and as the sand which thou mayest bury thy dead.
is upon the sea-shore ; and thy d 7 And Abraham stood up and
seed shall possess the gate of his bowed himself to the people of the

land, even to the children of Heth.
6 18 And in thy seed shall all the 8 And he communed with them,
nations of the earth be blessed ; saying, If it be your mind that I
because thou hast obeyed my voice. should bury my dead out of my
& 19 So Abraham returned unto sight, hear me, and entreat for me
his young men, and they rose up, to Ephron the son of Zohar,
and went together to Beer-sheba ; 9 That he may give me the cave
and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba. of Machpelah, which he hath,
f 20 I And it came to pass after which is in the end of his field;
these things, that it was told Abra- for as much money as it is worth
ham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she he shall give it me, for a possession
hath also borne children unto thy of a burying-place among you.
brother Nahor;

0 10 And Ephron dwelt among the 21 Huz his first-born, and Buz children of Heth. And Ephron his brother, and Kemuel the father the Hittite answered Abraham in of Aram,

the audience of the children of 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Heth, even of all that went in at Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. the gate of his city, saying,

23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: u 11 Nay, my lord, hear me : the these eight Milcah did bear to Na- field give I thee, and the cave that hor, Abraham's brother.

is therein, I give it thee; in the 24 And his concubine, whose presence of the sons of my people name was Reumah, she bare also give I it thee: bury thy dead. Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, 12 And Abraham bowed down and Maachah.

himself before the people of the CHAP. XXIII.

land. ND Sarah was a hundred f 13 And he spake unto Ephron in years old : these were the years of land, saying, But if thou wilt give the life of Sarah.

it, I pray thee, hear me: I will & 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath- give thee money for the field : take arba ; the same is Hebron in the it of me, and I will bury my dead land of Canaan: And Abraham there. came to mour for Sarah, and to 14 And Ephron answered Abraweep for her.

ham, saying unto him, f3'1 And Abraham stood up 15 My lord, hearken unto me : from before his dead, and spake the land is worth four hundred unto the sons of Heth, saying, shekels of silver ; what is that be

4 I am a stranger and a sojourn- twixt me and thee? bury therefore er with you : give me a possession thy dead. of a burying-place with you, that 16 And Abraham hearkened unI may bury my dead out of my to Ephron, and Abraham weighed sight.

to Ephron the silver which he had 5 And the children of Heth an-¡ named in the audience of the sons swered Abraham, saying unto him, of Heth, four hundred shekels of

6 Hear us, my lord ; thou art a silver, current money with the mermighly prince among us: in the chant.

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8 17 | And the field of Ephron, Unto thy seed will I give this land: which was in Machpelah, which he shall send his angel before thee, was before Mamre, the field and and thou shalt take a wife unto my the cave which was therein, and son from thence. all the trees that were in the field, 8 And if the woman will not be that were in all the borders round willing to follow thee, then thou about, were made sure

shalt be clear from this mine o 13 Unto Abraham for a posses- oath; only bring not my son thither sion in the presence of the children again. of Heth, before all that went in at c 9 And the servant put his hand the gaie of his city.

under the thigh of Abraham his 19 And after this, Abraham bu- master, and sware to him concern. ried Sarah his wife in the cave of ing that matter. the field of Machpelah, before g 10 1 And the servant took ten Mamre: the same is Hebron in the camels, of the camels of his master, land of Canaan.

and departed; (for all the goods f 20 And the field, and the cave of his master were in his hand ;) that is therein were made sure and he arose, and went to Mesopounto Abraham for a possession of tamia, unto the city of Nahor. a burying-place, by ihe sons of f11 And he made his camels to Hetii.

kneel down without the city by a CHAP. XXIV.

well of water, at the time of the f

well stricken in age : and go out to draw water : the Lord had blessed Abraham in d 12 [ And he said, O LORD God all things.

of my master Abraham, I pray 2 And Abraham said unto his thee, send me good speed this day, eldest servant of his house, that rul- and shew kindness unto my mased over all that he had, Put, I pray ter Abraham. thee, thy hand under my thigh : 13 Behold, I stand here by the & 3 And I will make thee swear well of water; and the daughters by the LORD, the God of heaven, of the men of the city come out to and the God of the earth, that thou draw water: shalt not take a wise unto my son 14 And let it come to pass, that of the daughters of the Canaan. the damsel to whom I shall say, Let ites among whom I dwell : down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that d 4 But thou shalt go unto my I may drink; and she shall say, country, and to my kindred, and Drink and I will give thy camels take a wife unto my son Isaac. drink also: let the same be she that

5 And the servant said unto thou hast appointed for thy serhim, Peradventure the woman will vant Isaac ; and thereby shall I not be willing to follow me unto know that thou hast shewed kindthis land: must I needs bring thy ness unto my master. son again unto the land from f 15 1 And it came to pass, bewhence thou camest?

fore he had done speaking, that 6 And Abraham said unto him, behold, Rebekah came out, who Beware thou, that thou bring not was born to Bethuel, son of Milmy son thither again.

cah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's 67 | The LORD God of heaven, brother, with her pitcher upon her which took me from my father's shoulder. house, and from the land of my 16 And the damsel was very kindred, and which spake unto me, fair to look upon, a virgin ; neither and that sware unto nie, saying, had any man known her: ani she went down to the well, and and Laban ran out unto the man, filled her pitcher, and came up. unto the well.

17 And the servant ran to ineet 30 And it came to pass, when her, and said, Lel me, I pray thee, he saw the ear-ring, and bracelets drink a little water of thy pitcher. upon his sister's hanıls, and when

18 And she said, Drink, my lie heard the words of Rebekah ord: and she hasted, and let down his sister, saying, Thus spake the her pitcher upon her hand, and man unto me; that he came unto gave him drink.

the man, and behold, he stood by 19 And when she had done the camels at the well. giving him drink, she said, I will 31 And he said, Come in, thou draw water for thy cainels also, blessed of the LORD, wherefore until they have done drinking. standest thou without? for I have f 20 And she Jiasted, and emptied prepared the house, and room for her pitcher into the trough, anıl the cainels. ran again unto the well to draw f 32 And the man came into the water, and drew for all his camels. house: and he ungirded his camels,

21 And the man, wondering at anil gave straw and provender ber, helil his peace, to wit whether for the camels, and water to wash the Lord had made his journey his feet, and the men's feet that prosperous, or not.

were with him. f 22 And it came to pass, as the 33 And there was set meat becamels had done drinking, that the fore him to eat : but he said, I will man took a golden ear-ring, of not eat until I have told mine er. half a shekel weight, and two rand. And he said, Speak on. bracelets for her hands of ten 34 And he said, I am Abraham's shekels weight of gold,

servant. 23 And said, Whose daughter 35 And the LORD hath blessed art thou ? tell me, I pray thee: is my master greatly, and he is be. there room in thy father's house come great: and he hath given for us to lodge in?

him flocks, and herds, and silver, 24 Anil she said unto him, I am and gold, and men-servants, and the daughter of Bethuel the son of maid-servants, and camels, and Milcah, which she bare unto Na- asses. hor.

36 And Sarah, my master's 25 She said, moreover, unto him, wife, bare a son to my master We have both straw and proven- when she was old : and unto him der enough, and room to lodge in. hath be given all that he hath.

26 And the man bowel down f 37 And my master made me his head, and worshipped the swear, saying, Thou shalt not take LORD.

a wise to my son of the daughc 27 And he said, Blessed be the ters of the Canaanites, in whose LORD God of my master Abra- land I dwell: ham, who bath not lest destitute 38 But thou shalt go unto my my master of his mercy and his father's house, and to my kindred, truth: I being in the way, the aud take a wise unto my son. LORD led me to the house of my 39 And I said unto my master, master's brethren.

Peradventure the woman will not 28 And the damsel ran, and follow me. told them of her mother's house r 40 And he said unto me, The these things.

LORD, before whom I walk, will § 29 And Rebekah had a bro- send his angel with thee, and prosther, and his name was Laban : per thy way; and thou shalt take


a wife for my son of my kindred, I may turn to the right hand, or to and of my father's house.

the left. 41 Then shalt thou be clear 50 Then Laban and Bethuel from this mine oath, when thou answered, and said, The thing procomest to my kindred ; and if they ceedeth from the LORD: we can. give not thee one, thou shalt be not speak unto thee bad or good. clear from my Math.

51 Behold, Rebekah is before f '42 And I came this day unto thee, take her, and go, and let her the well, and said, O Lord God be thy master's son's wife, as the of my master Abraham, if now Lord hath spoken. thou do prosper my way which I c 52 And it came to pass, that, go:

when Abraham's servant heard 43 Behold, I stand by the well their words, he worshipped the of water; and it shall come to LORD, bowing himself to the pass, that when the virgin cometh earth. forth to draw water, and I say to f 53 And the servant brought her, Give me, I pray thee, a little forth jewels of silver, and jewels water of thy pitcher to drink ; of gold, and raiment, and gave

44 And she say to me, Both them to Rebekah. He gave also drink thou, and I will also draw to her brother and to her mother for thy camels : let the same be precious things. the woman whom the LORD hath 54 And they did eat and drink, appointed out for my master's son. he and the men that were with

45 And before I had done speak. him, and tarried all night; and ing in mine heart, behold, Rebekal they rose up in the morning, and came forth with her pitcher on her he said, Send me away unto my shoulder; and she went down master. unto the well, and drew water : 55 And her brother and her and I said unto her, Let ine drink, mother said, Let the damsel abide I pray thee.

with us a few days, at the least 46 And she made haste, and let ten ; after that she shall go. down her pitcher from her shoul- 56 And he said unto them, Hinder, and said, Drink, and I will der me not, seeing the Lord hath give thy camels drink also : so I prospered my way: send me away, drank, and she made the camels that I may go to my master. drink also.

57 And they said, We will call f 47 And I asked her, and said, the damsel, and inquire at her Whose daughter art thou And mouth. she said, The daughter of Bethuel, 53 And they called Rebekah, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare and said unto her, Wilt thou go unto him: and I put the ear-ring with this man? And she said, 1 upon her face, and the bracelets will go. upon her hands,

s 59 And they sent away Rebe48 And I bowed down my head, kah their sister, and her nurse, and and worshipped the LORD, and Abraham's servant, and his men. blessed the LORD God of my mas- 60 And they blessed Rebekah, ter Abraham, which had led me and said unto her, Thou art our in the right way to take my mas. sister ; be thou the mother of ter's brother's daughter unto his thousands of millions, and let thy

seed possess the gate of those T 49 And now if ye will deal which hate them. kindly and truly with my master, 61 [ And Rebekah arose and tell me : and if not, tell me ; that'her damsels, and they rode upon


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