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20 And Reu lived two and thirty and make thy name great; and years, and begat Serug : thou shalt be a *...* 21 And Reu lived after he begat || 3 And I will bless them that Serug two hundred and seven bless thee, and curse him that years, and begat sons and daugh- curseth thee: and in thee shall all ters. families of the earth be blessed. 22 And Serug lived thirty years, 4 So Abram departed, as the and begat Nahor: LoRD had spoken unto him; and - 23 And Serug lived after he be- || Lot went with him: and Abram - gat Nahor two hundred years, and was seventy and five years old - begat sons and daughters. when he departed out of Haran, o 24 And Nahor lived nine and 5 And Abram took Sarai his twenty years, and begat Terah : | Wife, and Lot his brother's son, 25 And Nahor lived after he be- and all their substance that they gat Terah a hundred and nineteen had gathered, and the souls that years, and begat sons and daugh- they had gotten in Haran ; and ters. they went forth to go into the 26 And Terah lived seventy land of Canaan; and into the land years, and begat Abram, Nahor, of Canaan they came. and Haran. 6 And Abram passed through 27 Now these are the genera- the land unto the place of Sichem, tions of Terah : Terah begat unto the plain of Moreh. And Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and the Canaanite was then in the Haran bego t. - land. 28 And Haran died before his , 7 And the LORD appeared unto father Terah in the land, of his Abram, and said, Unto thy, seed nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. will I give this land: and there 29 And Abram and Nahor took builded he an altar unto the them wives: the name of Abram's LORD, who appeared unto him. wife was Sarai; and the name of | 8 And he removed from thence Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daugh- unto a mountain on the east of ter of Haran, the father of Milcah, Beth-el, and pitched his tent, hav

o | God calleth Abram, GENESIS, XII. and blesseth him. :

and the father of Iscah. ing Beth–el on the west, and Hai 30 But Sarai was barren; she on the east: and there he builded had no child. an altar unto the LORD, and called

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CHAPTER XIII. 1 Abram and Lot return out of Egypt. 7 By disagreement they part asunder. 10 Lot goeth to wicked Sodom. 14 God reneweth the promise to Abram. 18. He removeth to Hebron, and there buildeth an altar. A*; Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South. 2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. 3 And he went on his journeys from the South even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai; 4. Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD. 5." And Lot also, which went with ñon. had flocks, and herds, and

nts. 6 And the land was not able to

bear them, that they might dwell

together: for their substance was

; so that they could not dwell gether

7 And there was a Strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelt then in the land.

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen, and thy herdmen; for we be brethro,

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9 Is not the whole land before ~ *

thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left

hand, then I will go to the right := o

or if thow depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and GOmorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. 11 Then LOt chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journey— ed east: and they separated them— Selves the One from the other. 12 Abram dwelt in the land Of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cit– ies of the plain, and pitched his tent toward SOdom. 13 But the men Of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. 14 " And the LORD Said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and Westward: 15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to th Seed for ever. 6 And I will make thy seed as the dust Of the earth: So that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. 17 Arise, 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

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1. attle of four rings i 12 Lot is § - ..o.o. rescueth him. 18 TMelchizedek blesseth Abram. 20 Abram giveth him tithe. 22 The rest % the spoil, his partners having had their portions, he restoreth to the king of Sodom.

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Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which

is 3.All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. 4Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. 5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the .* in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim, 6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness. 7 And they returned, and came to En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the AmOrites, that dwelt in HazezOn

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GENESIS, XV. God encourageth Abram.

sued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. 16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people. 17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him, after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the oš. dale. 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. o 19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most lood, possessor of heaven and

earth : 20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gaye him tithes of all. 21 And the king of Sodom said nto Abram, Give me the persons, Kand take the goods to thyself.

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of Bela, (the same is Zoar; ) and they joined battle with them in the Vale of Siddim ; 9. With Chedorlaomer the king O Elam, and with Tidal king of n tions, and Amraphel king of Shi nar, and Arioch king of Ellasar four kings with five. 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fied to the mountain. 11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their

way.

}} And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.

13 *. And there came One that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew: for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with

Abram. 14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken Captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and often, and pursued them unto Dan. 15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by

o An ram Said to the king Öf Sodom, I have lifted up mine

and unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor 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, lest thou shouldest 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, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

CHAPTER XV. 1 God encourageth Abram. 2 Abram complaineth for want of an heir. .. 4 God promiseth him a son, and a multi#"; of his seed. 6 Abram is justified , by faith. 7 Canaan is promised again, and confirmed by a sign, 12 and a vision. A.B. these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy Gxceeding great reward. 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

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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, Ok now to— ward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them : and he said unto him, So shall tly Seed be. And he believed in the LORD ; and he counted it to him for righteousness. 7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. 8 And he said, Lord GOD whereby shall I know that f shall inherit it? 9 And he said unto him, Take me a heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. 10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. 11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away. 12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him. 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out With t 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, when the Sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furInace, 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 İ given this land, from the river

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Of E t 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 Rephaim, 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

CHAPTER XVI. 1. Sarai, being barren veth Hagar to Abram. 4 "H. ić off; forising her mistress, runneth away. 7 An angel semdeth her back to submit herself, 11, and telleth her of her child. 15 Ishmael is born. OW Sarai, Abram’s wife, bare him no children: and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing : I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. 3 And Sarai, Abram’s wife, 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 Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom : and when she saw 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 thyself under her hands. 10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy

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seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered 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 affliction. 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be 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 spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me? 14 Wherefore the well was called r–lahai-roi: , it is be

red. 15 " And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his Son’s name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. 16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

CHAPTER XVII. he covenant. 5 Abram

greater ing. 10 Circumcision is instituted. , 15 Sarat her name is changed, and she blessed. 17 Isaac is o: 23 Abraham and Ishmael cised. ND when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. 2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will *} thee exceedingly. 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, 4. As for me, behold, my cove— nant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. 5 Neither shall, thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. 7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee and to thy seed after thee.

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8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. 9 * And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep o, Covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. 10.This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and §: 12. And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought, with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. 13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting Covenant. 14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant. 15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. 16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall

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