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and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath 20 spoken of him. And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah 21 is great, and because their sin is very grievous ; I will go down now, and see

whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come 22 unto me; and if not, I will know. And the men turned their faces from

thence, and went toward Sodom : but Abraham stood yet before the Lord. 23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous 24 with the wicked? Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city : wilt

thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are 25 therein ? That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous

with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far 26 from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? And the Lord said,

If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place 27 for their sakes. And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken 28 upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes. Peradventure

there shall lack five of the fifty righteous : wilt thou destroy all the city for

lack of five ? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. 29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty 30 found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake. And he said unto

him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak! Peradventure there shall

thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. 31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord.

Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not 32 destroy it for twenty's sake. And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and

I will speak yet but this once! Peradventure ten shall be found there. And 33 he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake. And the LORD went his way, as

soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto

his place. 19 AND there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of

Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself 2 with his face toward the ground; and he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I

pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and

ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will 3 abide in the street all night.' And he pressed upon them greatly; and they

turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and

did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. 4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, com.

passed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5 and they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came 6 in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. And 7 Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, and said, I 8 pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters

which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and

do ye to them as is good in your eyes : only unto these men do nothing; for 9 therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. And they said, Stand back.

And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be

a judge : now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed 10 sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. But the men

put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the 11 door. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with

blindness, both small and great : so that they wearied themselves to find the

door. 12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides ? son-in-law, and thy

sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of 13 this place: 'for we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen

great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it. 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons-in-law, which married his daugh

ters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this

city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons-in-law. 15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise,

take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here ; lest thou be consumed 16 in the { iniquity of the city. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon

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his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daugh

ters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set 17 him without the city. And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth

abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay 18 thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. And Lot 19 said unto them, Oh! not so, my Lord : behold now, thy servant hath found

grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast showed

unto me in saving, my life, and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some 20 evil take me, and I die : behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a

little one: Oh ! let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall 21 live. And he said unto him, See, I have accepted 1 thee concerning this thing 22 also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken. Haste

thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou become thither. 23 Therefore the name of the city was called 2 Zoar. The sun was $ risen upon

the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. 24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire 25 from the LORD out of heaven; and he overthrew those cities, and all the plain,

and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. 95 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. 27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before 28 the LORD: and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the

land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

AND it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when 30 he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt. And Lot went up out of

Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared 31 to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters. And the

firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the 32 earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth: come, let us make

our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of 33 our father. And they made their father drink wine that night : and the first

born went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, 34 nor when she arose. And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn

said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make

him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may 35 preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night

also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she 36 lay down, nor when she arose. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with 37 child by their father. And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name 38 Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day. And the younger,

she also bare a son, and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the father of

the children of Ammon unto this day. 20 AND Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south

country, and dwelled 2 Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken ; for she 4 is + a man's wife. But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, 5 wilt thou slay also a righteous nation? Said he not unto me, She is my sister?

and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the 5 integrity of my heart 6 and innocency of my hands have I done this. And God said unto him in a

dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also

withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I'thee not to touch 7 her. Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall

pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that

thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine. 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, 9 and told all these things in their ears : and the men were sore afraid. Then

Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us?


1 Heb. thy face.
2 That is, little

3 Heb. gone forth.
4 Heb. married to an husband.

5 Or, simplicity, or, sincerity.

his old age.


and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my king.

dom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done. 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done 11 this thing? And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is 12 not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake. And yet indeed

she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my - 13 mother; and she became my wife. And it came to pass, when God caused me

to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness

which thou shalt show unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of 14 me, He is my brother. And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants,

and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his 15 wife. And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell 1 where it 16 pleaseth thee. And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a

thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all 17 that are with thee, and with all other : thus she was reproved. So Abraham

prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidser. 18 vants; and they bare children. For the Lord had fast closed up all the wombs

of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife. ' 21

AND the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken. For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old 3 age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the 4 name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. And

Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had com5 manded him. And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac 6 was born unto him. And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all 7 that hear will laugh with me. And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in

And the child grew, and was weaned : and Abraham made a great feast the 9 same day that Isaac was weaned. And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyp10 tian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. Wherefore she said unto

Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bond11 woman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. And the thing was 12 very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son. And God said unto

Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because

of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her 13 voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. And also of the son of the bond14 woman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed. And Abraham rose up

early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto

Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away. 15 And she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. And the

water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. 16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a

bowshot : for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat 17 over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept. And God heard the voice

of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto

her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not ; for God hath heard the voice of the 18 lad where he is. Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will 19 make him a great nation. And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of

water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. 20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and be. 21 came an archer. And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou 23 doest : now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely

with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness

that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou . 24, 25 hast sojourned. And Abraham said, I will swear. And Abraham reproved

Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently 26 taken away. And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither 27 didst thou tell me, neither yet hcard I of it, but to-day. And Abraham took

1 Heb. as is good in thine eyes. 2 Heb. i thou shal: lie unto me.


sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a 28 covenant. And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. 29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which 50 thou hast set by themselves? And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou

take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this si well. Wherefore he called that place I Beer-sheba; because there they sware 32 both of them. Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose

up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

And Abraham planted a 2 grove in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name 34 of the LORD, the everlasting God. And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines'

land many days. 22 AND it came to pass after these things that God did tempt Abraham, and said

unto him, Abraham: and he said, 3 Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now 2 thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of

Moriah ; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains 3 which I will tell thee of. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and

saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and

clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place 4 of which God had told him. Then on the third day Abraham lifted up hts eyes, 5 and saw the place afar off. And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye

here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again 6 to you. And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon

Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both 7 of them together. And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My

father: and he said, 4 Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the 8 wood: but where is the 5 lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My

son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering : so they went both of them together.

And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him 10 on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took 11 the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of 12 heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. And he said,

Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now

I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only 13 son from me. And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind

him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the 14 ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. And Abra

ham called the name of that place 6 Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In 15 the mount of the LORD it shall be seen. And the angel of the LORD called unto 16 Abraham out of heaven the second time, and said, By myself have I sworn, saith

the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, 17 thine only son : that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will mul

tiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea 18 7 shore; and thy seed sball possess the gate of his enemies; and in thy seed shall 19 all the nations of the earth be blessed ; because thou hast obeyed my voice. So

Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

AND it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, 21 Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor; Huz his 22 firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram, and Chesed, and 23 Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. And Bethuel begat 8 Rebekah : 24 these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother. And his concubine,

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whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thabash, and

Maachah. 23 And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty

years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah. And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba ; the same is Hebron in 2 the land of Canaan : and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of | That is, The well of the 4 Heb. Behold me.

7 Heb. lip. oath.

8 Called,' Romans ix. 10, Re. 2 Or, tree.

6 That is, The LORD will becca. 3 Heb. Behold me.

see, or, provide.

5 Or, kid.

4 Heth, saying, I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession

of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. 5, 6 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, Hear us,

my lord: thou art la mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead ; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou

mayest bury thy dead. 7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even 8 to the children of Heth. And he communed with them, saying, If it be your

mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me 9 to Ephron the son of Zohar, that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which

he hath, which is in the end of his field; for 2 as much money as it is worth he

shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you. 10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite an.

swered Abraham the S audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went 11 in at the gate of his city, saying, Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee,

and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my

people give I it thee: bury thy dead. 12, 13

And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land. And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of

me, and I will bury my dead there. 14,15

And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him, My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me

and thee? bury therefore thy dead. 16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the

silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred 17 shekels of silver, current money with the merchant. And the field of Ephron,

which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which

was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders 18 round about, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of

the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city. 19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of 20 Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan. And the

field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession

of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth. 24

AND Abraham was old, and 4 well stricken in age : and the Lord had blessed

Abraham in all things. And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, 2, 3 that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh : and

I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the

earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Ca4 naanites, among whom I dwell: but thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land : must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither 7 again. The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and

from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me,

saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, 8 and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence. And if the woman will

not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath : only 9 bring not my son thither again. And the servant put his hand under the thigh

of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter. 10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed;

5 for all the goods of his master were in his hand : and he arose, and went to 11 Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. And he made his camels to kneel down

without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.

And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good 13 speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham. Behold, I stand




1 Heb. a prince of God.
2. Heb. full money.

3 Heb. cars.
4 Heb. gon-into days.
5 Or, and.

6 Heb. that women which draw

water go forth.

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