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Spoil, his Partners having had their Portions, he restoreth to the King of Sodom,

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Heb. vii. , For this MELCHISESodom went out

DEK King of Salem, PRIEST of the

MOST HIGH God, who met Abraham to meet Abram (after his Re- returning from the Slaughter of the turn from the Slaughter of Kings, and blessed him:

2 To whom also Abraham gave a Chedorlaomer, and of the tenth Part of all : firft being by InKings that were with him) terpretation King of RIGHTEOUSNESS, at the Valley of Shaveh, which and after that also, King of SALEM,

which is KING of PEACE.; is the King's Dale.

3 Without Father, without Mother, 18 And MELCHISEDEK without Descent, having neither BEKing of SALEM brought forth GINNING of Days, nor End of Life ;

but made like into the Son of God, Bread and Wine : and he was abideth a Priest continually. the Priest of the MOST HIGH 4 Now consider how great this GOD.

Man was, unto whom even the Pa.

triarch Abraham gave the Tenth of 19 And he BLESSED him, the Spoils. and said, Blefled be Abram s And verily they that are of the of the most - HIGH Gou, of the Priesthood, have a Command

Sons of Levi, who receive the Office Possessor of Heaven and ment to take Tithes of the People Earth :

according to the Law, that is, of 20 And blessed be the of the Loyns of Abraham:

their Brethren, though they come out MOST HIGH God, which 6 But he whose DESCENT is not hath delivered thine Enemies counted from them, received Tithes

of Abraham, and blessed him that into thy Hand. And he gave had the Promises. him Tithes of all.

21 And the King of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the Persons, and take the Goods to thy self.

22 And Abram said to the King of Sodom, I have lift up mine Hand unto the LORD, the MOST HIGH God, the Poffeffor of Heaven and Earth,

23 That I will not take from a Thread even to a Shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, left thou shouldft say, I have made Abram rich :

24 Save only that which the young Men have eaten, and the Portion of the Men which went with me, Aner, Elcol, and Mamre ; let them take their Portion.

CHAP. XV.

i God encourageth Abram. 2 Abram complaineth for want

4 God promiseth him a Son, and a multiplying of bis Seed. 6 Abram is justified by Faith. 7 Cangan

of an Heir.

is promised again, and confirmed by a Sign, 12 and a Vision.

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FTER these Things the Word of the LORD

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Abram: I am thy SHIELD, and thy exceeding great ReFARD.

2 And Abram said, LORD God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go CHILDLESS, and the Steward of my House is this Eliezer of Damascus ?

3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given No SEED : and lo, one born in my House is mine Heir.

4 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 Bowels shall be thine Heir.,

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward Heaven, and tell the STARS, if thou be able to NUMBER them : and he said unto him, So shall thy SEED be.

6 i And he BELIEVED in Rom. iv. 3 What faith the Scrithe LORD; and he counted it pture: Abraham BELIEVED God, and

it was counted unto him for RIGHto him for RIGATEOUSNESS.

7 And he said unto him, 13 For the PROMISE that he should I am the LORD that brought to Abraham, or to his Seed through

be the HEIR of the World, was not thee out of the Land of Ur the Law, but through the RightEof the Chaldees, to give thee OUSNESS OF FAITH. this Land to inherit it.

14 For if they which are of the

Law be HEIRS, Faith is made void, 8 And he said, LORD and the Promise made of none EfGod, whereby shall I know feat.

Is Because the Law workech Wrath: that I shall inherit it?

for where no Law is, there is no 9 And he faid unto him, Transgression. Take me an Heifer of three

16 Therefore it is of Faith, that

it might be by GRACE; to the END Years old, and a She-goat of the PROMISE "might be sure to all three Years old, and a Ram the Seed, .not to that only which is of three Years old, and a of the Faith of ABRAHAM, who is

of the Law, but to that allo which is Turtle-dove, and a young the FATHER of us all, Pigeon.

17 (As it is written, I have made io And he took unto him before him whom he BELIEVED, even

thee a FATHER of many Nations) all these, and divided them God who QUICKNETH the Dead, and in the Midst, and laid each calleth those things which BE NOT,

as though THEY WERE. Piece one against another :

18 Who against Hope, BELIEVED but the Birds divided he in Hope, that he might become the not,

FATHER of many Nations ; according

i And when the Fowls to that which was spoken, So fhalf came down upon the Carca- thy Seed be.

19 And being not weak in Faith, ses, Abram drove them away. he considered not his own Body now

12 And when the Sun was DEAD, when he was about an hungoing down, a deep Sleep fell dred Years old, neither yet the DEAD

. upon Abram; and lo, an Hor- 20 He STAGGERED not at the PROror of great Darkness fell up

MISE of God through UNBELIEF ; but

was STRONG in Faith, giving GLORY on him.

to God. 21 And being fully PERSWADED, that what he had PROMISED, he was ABLE also to perform.

22 And therefore it was IMPUTED to him for RIGHTEOUSNESS. 23 Now it was not WRITTEN for his Sake ALONE, that it was imputed to him;

24 But for us also, to whom it shall be iMPUTED, if we BELIEVE On him that RAISED up Jesus our Lord from the Dead,

25 Who was DELIVERED for our OFFENCES, and was RAISED again for our JUSTIFICATION.

Gal, ïïi. 6 Even as Abraham BELIEVED GOD, and it was accounted to him for RIGHTEOUSNESS.

7 Know ye therefore, that they which are of Faith, the same are the CHILDREN of Abraham.

8 And the Scripture foreseeing that God would justify the HEATHEN through Faith, preached before the Gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee Thall all Nations be BLESSED.

9 So then they c.hich be of Faith, are BLESSED with faithful Araham,

13 CHRIST hath redeemed us from the Curse of the Law, being made a Curse for us : for it is written, Curled is every one that hangeth on a Tree :

14 That the BLESSING of Abraham might come on the GENTILES through JESUS CHRIST ; that we might receive the PROMISE the SPIRIT through FAITH.

John viii. s6 Abraham REJOYCED to see my Day, and he saw it, and was glad.

57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty Years old, and halt thou seen Abraham ?. 58 And Jesus faith unto them, Before Abraham was, I am. 13 k And he said unto A

* A&ts vü. 6 And God spake on bram, Know of a Surety that this wife, That his SEED should fo

journ in a ftrange Land, and that thy Seed shall be a Stranger in they should bring them into Bona Land that is not theirs, and dage, and intreat them EVIL FOUR shall serve them, and they

HUNDRED Years.

7 And he Nation to whom they Ihall amict them FOUR HUN- shall be in Bondage, will I JUDGE, DRED Years.

said God: and after that shall they

come forth, and serve me in this 14 And also that Nation

Place, whom they shall serve, will I JUDGE : and afterward shall they come out with great Substance.

15 And thou shalt go to thy Fathers in Peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old Age.

16 But in the fourth Generation they shall come hither again : for the Iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

17 And it came to pass, that wben the Sun went down, and it was dark, behold, a smoaking Furnace, and 'a burning Lamp that passed between those Pieces.

18 In that 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 Euphrates :

19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,

21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

CH A P. XVI.

I Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Abram. 6 Hagar,

being afflicted for despising her Mistress, runneth away : 9 An Angel sendeth her back to submit herself, 11 and telleth ber of her Child. 15 Ishmael is born.

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TOW i Sarai A- Gal. iv. 22. It is written, That bram's Wife bare

Abraham had two Sons, the one by

a Bond-maid, the other by a Freehim no Children: and she woman. had an Handmaid an Egyp

23 But he who was of the Bond

woman was born after the Flesh: tian, whose Name was Ha- but he of the Free-woman was by gar.

PROMISE. 2 And Sarai said unto A- 24 Which Things are an ALLEGO

RY; for these are the two COVENANTS; bram, Behold, now the LORD the one from the MOUNT SINAI, which hath restrained me from bear, gendereth to BONDAGE, which is Aing : I pray thee go in unto gar.

25 For this Agar is MOUNT SINAL my Maid ; it may be that I in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusamay obtain Children by her : lem which now is, and is in BONDAGE and Abram hearkned to the with her Children.

26 But Jerusalem which is above Voice of Sarai.

is FREE, which is the Mother of us And Sarai Abram's Wife, all, took Hagar her Maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten Years in the Land of Canaan, and gave her to her Husband Abram to be his Wife.

4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: And when she saw that she had conceived, her Mistress was despised in her Eyes.

5 And

5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My Wrong be upon thee : I have given my Maid into thy Botom ; and when the faw 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 as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai 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 Wilderness, by the Fountain in the Way to Shur.

8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's Maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the Face of my Mistress Sarai.

9 And the Angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy Mistress, and submit thy self under her Hands.

10 And the Angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy Seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbred for multitude.

11 And the Angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with Child, and shalt bear a Son, and shalt call his Name Ishmael ; because the LORD hath heard thy AfAiction.

12 m And he will be a m Gen. xxv. 18 And Ihmael died wild Man ; his Hand will be in the Presence of all his Brethren. against every Man, and every Man's Hand against-him ; and he shall dwell in the Presence of all his Brethren.

13 And she called the Name of the LORD that fpake unto her, Thou God feest me : for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

14 Wherefore the Well was called Beer-lahairoi.

15 And Hagar bare Abram a Son : and Abram called his Son's Name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

16 And Abram was fourscore and fix Years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

C H A P. XVII.

1 God reneweth the Covenant. 5 Abram's Name is changed,

in Token of a greater Blessing. 10 Circumcision is instituted. 15 Sarai's Name is changed, and the blesséd. 16 Ifaac is promised. 23 Abraham and Ishmael are circumcised.

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