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o and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines. 33 * And Abraham planted a grove in Beer—sheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God. 34 And Abraham Sojourned in the Philistines’ land many days.

CHAPTER XXII. 1 Abraham is tempted to offer Isaac. He giveth proof of his faith and obediemce. 11 e angel stayeth him. 13 Isaac is earchanged with a ram. 14. The ace is called *ś, 15 Abram is blessed again. The generation of Nahor unto kah. ND it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. 2 And he said, Take now 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 which I will tell thee of. 3 * And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young mon with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt §o and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 5 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 to Å. 6 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 of them together. 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am y Son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt o: 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. 9. And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and

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laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. 10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. 11 And the Angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven. and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. 12 And he said, Lay not thine

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thou any thing unto him : for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, from

me. 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold hind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him a burnt offering in the stead of his son. 14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh : as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be

Seen. 15 " And the Angel of the LORD called unto Abraham Out of heaven the second time, 16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for be— cause thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy Son, thine only son, 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies : is And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed: because thou hast obeyed my voice. 19 SO Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to BeerSheba ; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-Sheba. 20 " And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also borne children unto thy brother Nahor; 21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram, 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 23 And Bethue, begat Rebekah: The death of Sarah.

these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.

24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

CHAPTER XXIII. 1 The age and death of Sarah. 3 The purchase of Machpelah, 19 where Sarah was buried. ND Sarah was a hundred and seven and twenty years old : these were the years of the life of Sarah. 2 And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham Caine to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. 3." And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, 4 I, (tin a stranger and a sojourn– er with you : give me a possession of a burying place with you, that I oy bury my dead out of my Sight. 5 And the children of Heth anSwered Abraham, saying unto him, 6 Hear us, my lord: thou art a 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 to the children of Heth. 8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hearine, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, 9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a burying place amongst you. 10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth : and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying, 11, 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 giye I it, thee: bury thy dead. 12 And Abraham bowed down 26

GENESIS, XXIII. Purchase of Machpelah blessed of the LORD ; wherefore S

or before the people of the an Ol. 13, And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I E. thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there. 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him, 15 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 shekels of silver, current money with the merchant. 17 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 round about, were made sure 18 Unto Abraham for a posses— sion 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 Machpelah bofore Mamre: the same is Hebron in

the land of Canaan.

20 And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying place by the sons of Heth.

CHAPTER XXIV.

1 Abraham sweareth his servant. 10 The servant's journey : 12 His prayer: 14 His sign. 15 Rebekah meetéth him, 18 fulfilleth his sign, 22 receiveth jewels, 23 sheweth her kindred, 25 and inviteth him home. 26 The servant blesseth God. 29 Laban entertaineth him. 34 The servant sheweth his message. 50 Laban and Bethuel approve it. 58 Rebekah consenteth to go. 62 Isaac meeteth her.

ND, Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things. 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:

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3 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 Canaanites, among whom I dwell: 4. But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac. 5 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? 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not iny son thither again. 7 * The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto Ine, and that sware unto me, Saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence. 8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again. 9 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; for all the goods of his master were in his hand : and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. 11 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. 12 And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters 3f the men of the city come out to draw water: 14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy Camels drink also: let the 8ame be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac ; and thereby

shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master. 15 to And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, Son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. 16. And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. 17 And the Servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher. 18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her § upon her hand, and gave im drink. 19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. 21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not. 22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold; 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou?, tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in 2 24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor. 25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and proven* enough, and room to lodge Il. 26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD. 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren. 28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things. 29 of And Rebekah had a brother, and his name gas Laban: and

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standest thou without 2 for I have prepared the house, and room for the Camels. 32". And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and to: straw and provender for the Camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him. 33 d there was set meat before him to eat: . but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on. 34 And he said, I am Abraham's Servant. 35 And the Lord hath blessed my master greatly, and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and aSSCS. 36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath. 37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell: 38 But thou shalt go unto m father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my Son. 39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me. 40 And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house: 41 Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath. 42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my wo which I go:

GENESIS, XXIV.

43 Behold, I stand b of water; and it sh ass, that when the virgin cometh orth to draw water, and I say to : her, Give me, I pray, thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink; 44 And she say to me, th drink thou, and I will also draw . for thy Camels: let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's

On. 45 And before I had done speak§ in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher On her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew owater: and I said, unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee. 46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her 8houlder, and Said, Drink, and I will #. thy camels drink also: So I rank, and she made the camels drink also. 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands. 48 And I bowed down my head, and Yo: the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son. 49 And now, if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may * to the right hand, or to the eIt. 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD : we cannot speak unto thee bad or good. 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee; take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken. 52 And it came to pass, that; when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth. 53 And the servant brought forth ow. of silver, and jewels

of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah : he gave also to her brother and to her mother

precious things. 54 And they did eat and drink,

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they TQSe up in the morning, and Said, Send me away unto my master. o, And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide . o: § o i. i". least o: T that she shall go. o And he said unto them, Hinor me not, seeing the LORD hath Prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master. 5. And they said, We will call the Insel, and inquire at her mouth. *And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go. * And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men. o And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our Ster; be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed Fo the gate of those which hate them. 51* And Rebekah arose, and her

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HEN again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah. 2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. 4 And the sons of Midian: Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch and Abijah, "anā' oldaah." Ali these were the children of Keturah. 5 * And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. 6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abra had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country. 7 And these are the days of the ears of Abraham's life which he ived, a hundred threescore and

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Camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way. §2. And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country. (3 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field, at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the caméls were com

ling. § And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. 65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is m master: therefore she took a Vail, and covered herself. 66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done. 67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac i.fonto after his mother's

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n years. 8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age an old man, and full of years; and WaS o to his people. 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishaael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre; 10 The field which Abraham urchased of the Sons of Heth : here was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. 11 " And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac ; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. 12 * Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, rah's handmaid, bare unto Abra

ham : 13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth ; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and

aSSa, 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah: 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve

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