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Form of the ark.
The food. ways strive with man, for that he also is flesh: 5 And Noah did according unto all that the yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty LORD commanded him. years.
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when 4 There were giants in the earth in those days ; the flood of waters was upon the earth. and also after that, when the sons of God came 7.1 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his in unto the daughters of men, and they bare wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, children to them: the same became mighty men, because of the waters of the flood. which were of old, men of renown.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not 5 1 And God saw that the wickedness of man clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that was great in the earth, and that every imagina. creepeth upon the earth, tion of the thoughts of his heart was only evil 9 There went in two and two unto Noah into continually.
the ark, the male and the female, as God had 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made commanded Noah. man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 10 And it came to pass, after seven days, that
7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom the waters of the flood were upon the earth. I have created from the face of the earth; both 11 1 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, man and beast, and the creeping thing, and the in the second month, the seventeenth day of the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have month, the same day were all the fountains of made them.
the great deep broken up, and the windows of 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the heaven were opened. LORD.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days y 1 These are the generations of Noah: Noah and forty nights. was a just man, and perfect in his generations, 13 In the self-same day entered Noah, and and Noah walked with God.
Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, 10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons and Japheth.
with them, into the ark: 11 The earth also was corrupt before God; and 14 They, and every beast after his kind, and the earth was filled with violence.
all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping 12 And God looked upon the earth, and behold, thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, it was corrupt: for all flesh had corrupted his and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every way upon the earth.
sort. 13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all 15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, flesh is come before me, for the earth is filled two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath with violence through them: and behold, I will of life. destroy them with the earth.
16 And they that went in, went in male and 14 T Make thee an ark of gopher-wood: rooms female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it and the LORD shut him in. within and without with pitch.
17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth: 15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, make it of: The length of the ark shall be three and it was lift up above the earth. hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and 18 And the waters prevailed, and were in. the height of it thirty cubits.
creased greatly upon the earth: and the ark 16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and went upon the face of the waters. in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door 19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof: with the earth: and all the high hills that were under lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make the whole heaven were covered. it.
20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters pre. 17 And behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of vail: and the mountains were covered. waters upon the earth, to destroy all Hesh, where. 21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, in is the breath of life, from under heaven: and both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every thing that is in the earth shall die.
every creeping thing that creepeth upon the 18 But with thee will I establish my covenant: earth, and every man: and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy 22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with of all that was in the dry land, died. thee.
23 And every living substance was destroyed 19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two which was upon the face of the ground, both of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the keep them alive with thee: they shall be male fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed and female.
from the earth; and Noah only remained alive, 20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after and they that were with him in the ark. their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth 24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an after his kind ; two of every sort shall come un. hundred and fifty days. to thee, to keep them alive.
CHAPTER VIII. 21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it 1 The waters assuage. 4 The ark resteth on shall be for food for thee, and for them.
Ararat. 7 The raven and the dove. 15 Noah, 22 Thus did Noah ; according to all that God being commanded, 18 gveth forth of the ark. commanded him, so did he.
20 He buildeth an altar, and offercth sacrifice,
21 which God accepteth, and promiseth to CHAPTER VII.
curse the earth no more. 1 Noah, with his
family, and the living ina. AND God remembered. Noah, and every living increase, and continuance of the flood.
the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the AND the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou earth, and the waters assuaged.
and all thy house into the ark; for thee have 2 The fountains also of the deep, and the win. I seen righteous before me in this generation. dows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from
2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee hea ven was restrained. by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts 3 And the waters returned from off the earth that are not clean by two, the male and his fe. continually: and after the end of the hundred male.
and fifty days the waters were abated. 3. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male 4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face the seventeenth day of the month, upon the of all the earth.
mountains of Ararat. 4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain 5 And the waters decreased continually, until upon the earth forty days and forty nights: and the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first every living substance that I have made will I day of the month, were the tops of the mountains destroy from off the face of the earth.
God blesseth Noah.
CHAPTER X. The generations of Noah. 6 And it came to pass at the end of forty ? And, you, be ye fruitful, and multiply.; days, that Noah opened the window of the ark bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiwhich he had made:
ply therein. 7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth 8 | And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons to and fro, until the waters were dried up from with him, sayings off the earth.
9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with 8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if you, and with your seed after you; the waters were abated from off the face of the 10 Apd with every living creature that is with ground.
you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast 9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her of the earth with you, from all that go out of the foot, and she returned unto him into the ark; for ark, to every beast of the earth. the waters were on the face of the whole earth. 11 And I will establish my covenant with you; Then he put forth his hand, and took her, and neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the pulled her in unto him into the ark.
waters of a flood; neither shall there any more 10. And he stayed yet other seven days; and be a flood to destroy the earth. again he sent forth the dove out of the ark.
12 And God said, This is the token of the 11 And the dove came in to him in the evening, covenant which I make between me and you, and lo, in her mouth was an olive-leaf pluckt oft. and every living creature that is with you, for So Noah knew that the waters were abated from perpetual generations. off the earth.
13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be 12 And he stayed yet other seven days, and for a token of a covenant between me and the sent forth the dove, which returned not again earth. unto him any more.
14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a 13 1 And it came to pass in the six hundredth cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen and first year, in the first month, the first day of in the cloud: the month, the waters were dried up from off the 15 And I will remember my covenant, which earth: and Noah removed the covering of the is between me and you, and every living crea. ark, and looked, and behold, the face of the ture of all flesh; and the waters shall no more ground was dry.
become a flood to destroy all flesh. 14 And in the second month, on the seven and 16 And the bow shall be in the cloud ; and I twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried. will look upon it, that I may remember the ever
15 1 And God spake unto Noah, saying, lasting covenant between God and every living 16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.
17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token 17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that of the covenant which I have established be. is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of tween me and all flesh that is upon the earth. cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth 18 | And the sons of Noah that went forth of upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon and Ham is the father of Canaan, the earth.
are the three sons of Noah; and of 18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his them was the whole earth overspread. wife, and his sons' wives with him;
20 And Noah began to be a husbandman, and 19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and he planted a vineyard : every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the 21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunk. earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the en ; and he was uncovered within his tent. ark.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the 2011 And Noah bụilded an altar unto the LORD, nakedness of his father, and told his two brethand took of every clean beast, and of every clean ren without fowl, and offered burnt-offerings on the altar. 23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment,
21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again backward, and covered the nakedness of their curse the ground any more for man's sake; for father : and their faces were backward, and they the imagination of man's heart is evil from his saw not their father's nakedness. youth: neither will I again smite any more every 24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew thing living, as I have done.
what his younger son had done unto him. 22 While the earth remaineth, seed-time and 25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and of servants shall he be unto his brethren. winter, and day and night, shall not cease. 26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of CHAPTER IX.
Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. 1 God blesseth Noah. 4 Blood and murder are
27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall
dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall forbidden. 8 God's covenant, 13 signified by be his servant, the rainbowo. 18 Noah replenisheth the world, 28 1 And Noah lived after the flood three hum. 20 planteth a vineyard, 21 is drunken, and dred and fifty years. mocked of his son, 25 curseth Canaan, 26 29 And all the days of Noah were nine hun. blesseth Skem, 27 prayeth for Japheth, 29 and dred and fifty years : and he died. dieth.
CHAPTER X. A A ND God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and re.
1 The generations of Noah. 2 The sons of plenish the earth.
Japheth. 6 The sons of Ham. 8 Nimrod. 2 And the fear of you, and the dread of you,
the first monarch. 21 The suns of Shem. shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon NOW these are the generations of the sons of every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth up Noah ; Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto on the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; them were sons born after the flood. into your hand are they delivered.
2 The sons of Japheth ; Gomer, and Magog, 3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Me. for you ; even as the green herb have I given you shech, und Tiras. all things.
3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and But flesh with the life thereof, which is the Riphath, and Togarmah. blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tar. 5 And surely your blood of your lives will I re. shish, Kittım, and Dodanim. quire : at the hand of every beast will I require 5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles di. it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every vided in their lands; every one after his tongue, man's brother will I require the life of man. after their families, in their nations.
6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall 6 1 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Miz. his blood be shed: for in the image of God made raim, and Phut, and Canaan. he man.
7 And the sons of Cush ; Seba, and Havilah,
The building of Babel.
The confusion of tongues and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha ; and one, and they have all one language ; and this the sons of Raamah; Sheha, and Dedan. they begin to do: and now nothing will be re,
8 And Cush begat Nimrod : he began to be a strained from them, which they have imagined mighty one in the earth.
to do. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: 7.Go to, let us go down, and there confound wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty their language, that they may not understand hunter before the LORD.
one another's speech. 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Ba. 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from þel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the thence upon the face of all the earth: and they land of Shinar.
left off to build the city. 11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and 9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel, be. builded Nineveh, and the city Reheboth, and cause the Lord did there confound the language Calah,
of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD 12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah : scatter them abroad upon the face of all the the same is a great city.
13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, 10 1 These are the generations of Shem: and Lehnbim, and Naphtubim,
Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Ar. 14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of phaxad two years after the fiood: whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad 15 11 And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, five hundred years, and begat sons and daughand Heth,
ters. 16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the 12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, Girgasite,
and begat Salah. 17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the 13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah Sinite,
four hundred and three years, and begat sons 18. And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and and daughters. the Hamathite: and afterward were the fumilies 14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat of the Canaanites spread abroad.
Eber: 19 And the border of the Canaanites was from 15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza ; as hundred and three years, and begat sons and thou goest unto Sodom and Gomorrah, and Ad. daughters. mah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.
16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and 20. These are the sons of Ham, ufter their begat Peleg.: families, after their tongues, in their countries, 17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four and in their nations.
hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and 21 | Unto Shem also, the father of all the daughters. children of Eber,' the brother of Jupheth the 18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat elder, even to him were children born.
Reu: 22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, 19 And Peleg, lived after he begat Reu two and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
hundred and nine years, and begat sons and 23 And the children of Aram ; Uz, and Hul, daughters. and Gether, and Mash,
20° And Reu lived two and thirty years, and 24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Serug. begat Eber.
21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two 25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the hundred and seven years, and begat sons and name of one was Peleg, for in his days was the daughters. earth divided; and his brother's name was Jok. 22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat tan.
Nahor: 26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, 23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two and Hazarma veth, and Jerah,
hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. 27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, 24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, 28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
and begat Terah. 29 And Ophír, and Havilah, and Jobab: all 25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an these were the sons of Joktan.
hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and 30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as daughters. thou guest unto Sephar, a mount of the east. 26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat
31 These are the sons of Shem, after their Abram, Nahor, and Haran. families, after their tongues, in their lands, after 27 I Now these are the generations of Terah: their nations.
Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran: and 32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, Haran begat Lot. after their generations, in their nations: and by 28 And Haran died before his father Terah these were the nations divided in the earth after in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chal. the flood.
dees, CHAPTER XI.
29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives :
the name of Abram's wife was Sarai ; and the 1 one language in the uporld.mn 3f The building name of Nahor's wife Milcah, the daughter of Babelerations com en einn af tone menera Haran, the futher of Milcah, and the father of
Iscah. tions of Terah the father of Abram. 31 Te 30 But Sarai was barren ; she had no child. rah goeth from Ur to Haran.
31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot And the whole enrth was of one language, the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his
daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from they went forth with them from Ur of the Chal. the east, thut they found a plain in the land of dees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they Shinar; and they dwelt there.
came unto Haran, and dwelt there. 3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us 32 And the days of Terah were two hundred make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And and five years: and Terah died in Haran, they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
CHAPTER XII. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, 1 God calleth Abram, and blesseth him with a and a tower, whose top may reach unto hen ven; promise of Christ. 4. He departeth with Lut and let us make us u name," lest we be scattered from Haran. 6 He journeyeth through Ca. abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
naan, ? which is promised him in a vision. 5 And the LORD came down to see the city 10 He is driven by a famine into Egypt. 11 and the tower, which the children of men build. Fear maketh him feign his wife to be his sis. ed,
ter. 14 Pharaoh, having taken her from him, 6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is by plagues is compelled to restore her.
Abram goeth into Egypt. CHAPTER XIV. Abram and Lot part. NOW the LORD had said unto Abram, Get 4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had
thee ont of thy country, 1nd from thy kin. made there at the tirst: and there Abram called dred, and from thy father's house, unto a land on the name of the Lord. that I will shew thee:
511 And Lot alsu), which went with Abram, 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and had ficks, and herds, and tents. I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and 6 And the land was not able to bear them, thou shalt be a blessing:
that they might dwell together: for their sub. 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and stance was great, so that they could not dwell curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall together. all families of the earth be ble-sed.
7 And there was a strife between the herdmen 4 So Abram departed, as the Lord had spo, of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cat. ken unto him, and Lot went with him: and tle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled Abram was seventy and five years old when he then in the land. departed out of Haran.
8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no 6 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and his brother's son, and all their substance that between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we they had gathered, and the souls that
they had be brethren. gotten in Harun; and they went forth to go into 9 Is not the whole land before thee? Sepa. the land of Canaan; and into the land of Ca. rate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt naan they came.
tike the left hand, then I will go to the right; or 61 And Abrum passed through the land unto if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. to the left. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all ? And the LORD appeared unto Abrúm, and the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered said. Unto thy seed will I give this land : and every where, befure the LORD destroyed Sodom there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, appeared unto him.
like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto 8 And he removed from thence unto a moun. Zoar. tain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jor. haning Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east: dan; and Let journeyed east: and they sepa. and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, rated themselves the one from the other. and called upon the name of the LORD.
12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and 9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward Lot dwelled in the cit es of the plain, and pitchthe south.
ed his tent toward Sodom. 10 1 And there was a famine in the land : and 13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; sinners before the LORD, exceedingly. for the famine was grievous in the land.
14 11 And the LORD said unto Abram, after 11 And it came to pass, when he was come that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now pear to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai thine eyes, and look from the place where thou his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a art, northward, and southward, and eastward, fair woman to look upon:
and westward: 12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the 15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they 16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the will save thee alive.
earth: so thnt if a man can number the dust of 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister : that it the earth, then shall thy seed also be num. may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul bered. shall live because of thee.
17 Arise, walk through the land in the length 14 1 And it came to pass, that when Abram of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the unto thee. woman that she was very fair.
18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came 15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in commended her before Pharaoh: and the wo. Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD. man was taken into Pharaoh's house.
CHAPTER XIV. 16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and 1 The battle of four kings against five. 11 Lot men-servants, and maid-servants, and she-asses,
is taken prisoner. 14 Abram rescueth him. and camels.
18 Melchizedek blesscth Abram. 20 Abram 17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his
giveth him tithe. 22 The rest of the spoil, his house with great plagues because of Sarai,
partners having had their portions, he reAbram's wife.
storeth to the king of Sodom. What is this that thou hast done unto me
; AND it came to pass, in the days of Amraphel
king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Che. why didst thou not tell me that she was thy dorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of na. wife?
tions ; 19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister ? so I 2 That these made war with Bera king of Somight have taken her to me to wife: now there. dom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab fore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way. king of Admah, und Shemeber king of Zeboiim,
20 And Pharaoh commanded his men con and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.
Siddim, which is the salt sea.
4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and
in the thirteenth year they rebelled. 1 Abram and Lot return out of Egypt. 7 By
5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlao. disagreement they part asunder. 10 Lot go. mer, and the kings that were w th him, and eth to wicked Sodom. 14 God reneweth the
smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and promise to Abram. 18 He removeth to He.
the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh bron, and there buildeth an altar.
Kiriathaim, AN ND Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and 6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto
his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with El-paran, which is by the wilderness. him, into the south.
7 And they returned, and came to En-mishpate 2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in sil. which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of ver, and in gold.
the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that 3 And he went on his journeys from the south dwelt in Hazezon-tamar. even to Beth.el, unto the place where his tent 8 And there went out the king of Sodom,
and had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, Hai;
and the king of Zebonim, and the king of Belu,
Abram justified by faith.
GENESIS. Sarai giveth Hagar to Abram. (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with 7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that them in the vale of Siddim ;
brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and thee this land to inherit it. with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king 8 And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four know that I shall inherit it? kings with five.
9 And he said unto him, Take me a heifer of 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slime. three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and tell there: and they that remained fled to the and a young pigeon. mountain.
10 And he took unto him all these, and divided 11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and them in the midst, and laid each piece one Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their against another: but the birds divided he not. way.
11 And when the fowls came down upon the 12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, carcasses, Abram drove them away. who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and de. 12 And when the sun was going down, a deep parted.
sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, a horror of great 13 11 And there came one that had escaped, darkness fell upon him. and told Abram the Hebrew ; for he dwelt in the 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is and brother of Aner; and these were confederate not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall with Abram.
afflict them four hundred years ; 14 And when Abram heard that his brother 14 And also that nation whom they shall serve, was taken captive, he armed his trained ser, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out vants, born in his own house, three hundred and with great substance, eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.
15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; 15 And he divided himself against them, he thou shalt be buried in a good old age. and his servants by night, and smote them, and 16 But in the fourth generation they shall come pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is hand of Damascus.
not yet full. 16 And he brought back all the goods, and also 17 And it came to pass, that when the sun brought aguin his brother Lot, und his goods, went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking and the women also, and the people.
furnace, and a burning lamp that passed be. 17 1 And the king of Sodom went out to meet tween those pieces. him (after his return from the slaughter of Che. 18 In that same day the LORD made a cove. dorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him,) nant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I at the valley of Shaven, which is the king's dale. given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the
18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought great river, the river Euphrates : forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the the most high God.
Kudmonites, 19 And
said, Blessed be 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven the Rephaims, and earth:
21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and 20 And blessed be the most high God, which the Girgashites, and the Jebusites. hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And
CHAPTER XVI. he gave him tithes of all. 21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram,
1 Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Abram. Give me the persons, and take the goods to thy
4 Hagar, being afflicted for despising her self.
mistress, runneth away. 7 An angel send. 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, !
eth her back to submit herself, 11 and telleth have lifted up my hand unto the Lord, the most
her of her child. 15 Ishmael is born. high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, NOW Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no chil.
23 That I will not take from a thread even to dren: and she had an hardmaid, an Egyp. a shoe-Intchet, and that I will not take any thing tian, whose name was Hagar. that is thine lest thou shouldest say, I have made 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, Abram rich:
the LORD hath restrained me from bearing : 24 Save only that which the young men have pray thee go in unto my maid; it may be that i eaten, and the portion of the men which went may obts in children by her. Ånd Abruni heark. with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre ; let them ened to the voice of Sarai. take their portion.
3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar her CHAPTER XV.
maid the Egyptiun, after Abram had dwelt ten
years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her 1 God encourageth Abram. 2 Abram com. husband Abram to be his wife.
plaineth for want of an heir, 4 God promis. 4 1 And he went in unto Hagar, and she con. eth him a son, and a multiplying of his seed. ceived: and when she saw that she had con6 Abram is justified by faith. 7 Canaan is ceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. promised again, and confirmed by a sign, 12 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong, be and a vision.
upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bo. AFTER these things the word of the LORD
som; and when she saw that she had conceived, came unto Abrum in a vision, saying, Fear I was despised in her eyes: the Lord judge be. not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding tween me and thee. great reward.
6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy 2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee, give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward And when Sárai dealt hardly with her, she fled of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus ?
from her face. 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast 71 And the angel of the Lord found her by a given no seed: and lo, one born in my house is fountain of water in the wilderness, by the foun. mine heir.
tain in the way to Shur. 4 And behold, the word of the LORD came un. 8 And he said, Magar, Sarai's maid, whence to him, saying, 'This shall not be thine heir; but camest thou? und whither wilt thou go? And he that all come forth out of thine own bowels she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai. shall be thine heir,
9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if her hands, thou be able tı) number them; and he said unto 10 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, I him, So shall thy seed be.
will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall 6 And he believed in the LORD ; and he count. not be numbered for multitude. ed it to him for righteousness.
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,