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Hag'ar cast forth.
GENESIS,

The trial of hath said unto thee, hearken unto and oxen, and gave them unto her voice: for in Isaac shall thy Abimelech: and both of them seed be called.

made a covenant. 13 And also of the son of the 28 And Abraham set seven bond-woman will I make a nation, ewe-larnbs of the flock by thembecause he is thy seed.

selves. 14 And Abraham rose up early 29 And Abimelech said unto in the morning, and took bread, Abraham, What mean these seven and a bottle of water, and gave it ewe-lambs, which thou hast set by unto Hagar (putting it on her themselves ? shoulder) and the child, and sent 30 And he said, For these seven her away: and she departed, and ewe-lambs shalt thou take of my wandered in the wilderness of Beer- hand, that they may be a witness sheba.

unto me that I have digged this 15 And the water was spent in well. the bottle, and she cast the child 31 Wherefore he called that under one of the shrubs.

place Beer-sheba; because there 16 And she went, and sat her they sware both of them. down over against him, a good way

32 Thus they made a covenant off, as it were a bow-shot: for she at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech said,

Let me not see the death of rose up, and Phichol the chief the child. And she sat over against captain of his host, and they rehim, and lifted up her voice, and turned into the land of the Philiswept.

tines. 17 And God heard the voice of 33 | And Abraham planted a the lad: and the angel of God grove in Beer-sheba, and called called to Hagar out of heaven, and there on the name of the LORD, said unto her, What aileth thee, the everlasting God. Hagar ? Fear not; for God hath 34 And Abraham sojourned in heard the voice of the lad where the Philistines' land many days. he is.

CHAP. XXII. 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold Trial of Abraham's Faith. a great nation.

things, that God tempt 19 And God opened her eyes, Abraham, and said unto him, and she saw a well of water: and Abraham: And he said, Behold, she went, and filled the bottle with here I am. water, and gave the lad drink. 2 And he said, Take now thy

20 And God was with the lad; son, thine only, son Isaac, whom and he grew, and dwelt in the wil I thou lovest, and get thee into the derness, and became an archer. land of Moriah; and offer him

21 And he dwelt in the wilder- there for a burnt-offering upon one ness of Paran: and his mother took of the mountains which I will teli him a wife out of the land of thee of. Egypt.

3 T And Abraham rose up early 22 i And it came to pass at that in the morning, and saddled his ass, time, that Abimelech and Phichol and took two of his young men the chief captain of his host spake with him, and Isaac his son, and unto Abraham, saying, God is with clave the wood for the burnt-offerthee in all that thou doest:

ing, and rose up, and went unto 23 Now therefore swear unto me the place of which God had told here by God, that thou wilt not him. deal falsely with me, nor with my 4 Then on the third day Abrason, nor with my son's son: but ham lifted up his eyes, and saw the according to the kindness that I place afar off. have done unto thee, thou shalt do 5 And Abraham said unto his unto me, and to the land wherein young men, Abide ye here with tho thou hast sojourned.

ass, and I and the lad will go yon24 And Abraham said, I will der and worship, and come again swear.

to you. 25 And Abraham reproved Abi 6 And Abraham took the wood melech because of a well of water, of the burnt-offering, and laid it which Abimelech's servants had upon Isaac his son; and he took violently taken away.

the fire in his hand and a knife: and 26 And Abimelech said, I wot they went both of them together. not who hath done this thing: nei 7 And Isaac spake unto Abrather didst thou tell me, neither yet ham his father, and said, My faheard I of it, but to-day.

ther: and he said, Here am I, my 27 And Abraham took sheepl son. And he said, Behold the

Abraham's faith. CHAP. XXIII.

Saran's death fire and the wood: but where is 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: the lamb for a burnt-offering? these eight Milcah did bear to Na

8 And Abraham said, My son, hor, Abraham's brother. God will provide himself a lamb 24 And his concubine, whose for a burnt-offering: so they went name was Reumah, she bare also both of them together.

Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, 9 And they came to the place and Maachah. which God had told him of; and

CHAP. XXIII. Abraham built an altar there, and fald the wood in order; and bound A even rand twenty years old

Death and Burial of Saran.

ND Sarah was a hundred and Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

these were the years of the life of 10 And Abraham stretched forth Sarah. his hand, and took the knife to slay 2 And Sarah died in Kirjathhis son.

arba; the same is Hebron in the 11 And the angel of the LORD land of Canaan: And Abraham called unto him out of heaven, and came to mourn for Sarah, and to said, Abraham, Abraham. And weep for her. he said, Here am I.

3 IT Abraham stood up from 12 And he said, Lay not thine before his dead, and spake unto hand upon the lad, neither do the sons of Heth, saying, thou any thing unto him: for now 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner I know that thou fearest God, see- with you: give me a possession of ing thou hast not withheld thy son, a burying-place with you, that I thine only son, from me.

may bury my dead out of my 13 And Abraham lifted up his sight. eyes, and looked, and behold, be 5 And the children of Heth anhind him a ram caught in a thicket swered Abraham, saying unto by his horns: And Abraham went him, and took the ram, and offered him 6 Hear us, my lord; thou art a up for a burnt-offering in the stead mighty prince among us: in the of his son.

choice of our sepulchres bury thy 14 And Abraham called the dead: none of us shall withhold name of that place Jehovah-jireh: from thee his sepulchre, but that as it is said to this day, In the thou mayest bury thy dead. mount of the LORD it shall be 7 And Abraham stood up and seen.

bowed himself to the people of 15 | And the angel of the LORD the land, even to the children of called unto Abraham out of hea- Heth. ven the second time,

8 And he communed with them, 16 And said, By myself have I saying, If it be your mind that I sworn, saith the LORD, for because should bury my dead out of my thou hast done this thing, and hast sight, hear me, and entreat for me not withheld thy son, thine only to Ephron the son of Zohar, son :

9 That he may give me the cave 17 That in blessing I will bless of Machpelah, which he hath, thee, and in multiplying I will mul- which is in the end of his field;

for tiply thy seed as the stars of the as much money as it is worth he heaven, and as the sand which is shall give it me, for a possession of upon the

sea-shore; and thy seed a burying place among you. shall possess the gate of his eno 10 And Ephron dwelt

among the mies;

children of Heth. And Ephron the 18 And in thy seed shall all the Hittite answered Abraham in the nations of the earth be blessed; audience

of the children of Heth, because thou hast obeyed my voice. even of all that went in at the gate

19 So Abraham returned unto of his city, saying, his young men, and they rose up, 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: and went together to Beer-sheba; the field give thee, and the cave and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba. that is therein, I give it thee;

20 11 And it came to pass after in the presence of the sons of my these things, thot it was told Abra- people give I it thee: bury thy ham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she dead. hath also borne children unto thy 12 And Abraham bowed down brother Nahor ;

himself before the people of the 21 Hụz his first-born, and Buz land. his brother, and Kemuel the father 13 And he spake unto Ephron in of Aram,

the audience of the people nf the 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and land, saying, But if thou wilt gina Pildash, and Jillaph, and Bethuel.lit, I pray thee, hear me: I will

Isaac meeteth Rebekah. GENESIS,

Abraham's death in the right way to take my mas 64 And Rebekah lifted up her ter's brother's daughter unto his eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she Bon,

lighted off the camel. 49 And now if ye will deal kindly 65 For she had said unto the serand truly with my master, tell me : vant, What man is this that walkand if not, tell me; that I may eth in the field to meet us? And turn to the right hand, or to the the servant had said, It is my masJeft.

ter: therefore she took a vail and 50 Then Laban and Bethuel an- covered herself. swered, and said, The thing pro 66 And the servant told Isaac all ceedeth from the LORD: we can- things that he had done. not speak unto thee bad or good. 67 And Isaac brought her into

51 Behold, Rebekah is before his mother Sarah's tent, and took thee, take her, and go, and let her Rebekah, and she became his be thy master's son's wife, as the wife; and he loved her and Isaac LORD hath spoken.

was comforted after his mother's 52 And it came to pass, that, death. when Abraham's servant heard

CHAP. XXV.

Abraham's Death and Burial. Lord, bowing himself to the earth; TABine, a zana her name was jewels of silver, and jewels of Keturah. gold, and raiment, and gave them 2 And she bare him Zimran, and lo Rebekah. He gave also to her Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, brother and to her mother precious and Ishbak, and Shuah. things.

3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and 54 And they did eat and drink, Dedan. And the sons of Dedan he and the men that were with him, were Asshurim, and Letushim, and and tarried all night; and they Leummim. rose up in the morning, and he 4 And the sons of Midian; said, Send me away unto my Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, master.

and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these 55 And her brother and her mo- were the children of Keturah. ther said, Let the damsel abide 5 | And Abraham gave all that with us a few days, at the least he had unto Isaac. Len; after that she shall go.

6 But unto the sons of the concu56 And he said unto them, Hin-bines which Abraham had, Abrader me not, seeing the LORD hath ham gave gifts, and sent them prospered my way: send me away, away from Isaac his son (while he that I may go to my master. yet lived) eastward, unto the east

57 And they said, We will call country, the damsel, and inquire at her 7 And these are the days of the mouth.

years of Abraham's life which he 58 And they called Rebekah, I lived, a hundred threescore and and said unto her, Wilt thou go fifteen years. with this man? And she said, I

8 Then Abraham gave up the

ghost, and died in a good old age, 59 And they sent away Rebekah an old man, and full of years; and their sister, and her nurse, and was gathered to his people. Abraham's servant, and his men. 9 And his sons Isaac and sh

60 And they blessed Rebekah, mael buried him in the cave of and said unto her, Thou art our Machpelah, in the field of Ephron sister; be thou the mother of thou- the son of Zohar the Hittite, which sands of millions, and let thy seed is before Mamre; possess the gate of those which

10 The field which Abraham

purchased of the sons of Heth: 61 | And Rebekah arose, and there was Abraham buried, and her damsels, and they rode upon Sarah his wife. the camels, and followed the man: 11 1 And it came to pass after and the servant took Rebekah, and the death of Abraham, that God went his way.

blessed his son Isaac: and Isaas 62 And Isaac_came from the dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. way of the well Lahai-roi; for he 12 Now these are the generadwelt in the south country.

tions of Ishmael, Abraham's son, 63 And Isaac went out to medi- whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's tate in the field at the even-tide: handmaid, bare unto Abraham. and he lifted up his eyes, and 13 And these are the names of Baw, and behold, the camels were the song of Ishmael, by their coming

names, according to their genera

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Birth of Esau and Jacob. CHAP. XXVI. Isaac denies his wife tions: the first-born of Ishmael, 1 red pottage; for I am faint: there Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Ad' fore was his name called Edom. beel, and Mibsam,

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, day thy birthright.. and Massa,

32 And Esau said, Behold, I ain 15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, at the point to die: and what profit Naphish, and Kedemah :

shall this birthright do to me? 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me and these are their names, by their this day; and he sware unto him: towns, and by their castles; twelve and he sold his birthright unto princes according to their nations. Jacob.

17 And these are the years of the 34 Then Jacob gave Esay bread life of Ishmael: a hundred and and pottage of lentiles; and he did thirty and seven years: and he gave eat and drink, and rose up, anci up the ghost and died, and was went his way? thus Esau despised gathered unto his people. his birthright. 18 And they dwelt from Havilah

CHAP. XXVI. unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as Isaac sojourneth in Gerar. he died in the presence of all meine AND there was a famine in the

land, besides the first famine brethren.

that was in the days of Abraham. 1911 And these are the genera- | And Isaac went unto Abimetions of Isaac, Abraham's son: lech king of the Philistines unto Abraham begat Isaac:

Gerar. 20 And Isaac was forty years old 2 And the LORD appeared unto when he took Rebekah to wife, him, and said, Go not down into the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian Egypt: dwell in the land which I of Padan-aram, the sister to Laban shall tell thee of. the Syrian.

3 Sojourn in this land, and I 21 And Isaac entreated the LORD will be with thee, and will

bless for his wife, because she was bar- thee: for unto thee, and unto thy ren: and the LORD was entreated seed I will give all these counof him, and Rebekah his wife con- tries, and I will perform the oath ceived.

which I sware unto Abraham thy 22 And the children struggled father ; together within her: and she said, 4 And I will make thy seed to If it be so, why, am I thus ? And multiply as the stars of heaven, she went to inquire of the LORD. and will give unto thy seed all

23 And the LORD said unto her, these countries : and in thy seed Two nations are in thy womb, and shall all the nations of the earth be two manner of people shall be blessed : separated from thy bowels : and 5 Because that Abraham obeyed the one people shall be stronger my voice, and kept my charge, my than the other people; and the commandments, my statutes, and elder shall serve the younger.

my laws. 24 1 And when her days to be 6 1 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: delivered were fulfilled, behold, .? And the men of the place there were twins in her womb. asked him of his wife; and he said,

35 And the first came out red, all She is my sister : for he feared to over like a hairy garment: and say, She is my wife; lest, said he, they called his name Esau. the men of the place should kill me

2 And after that came his bro- for Rebekah; because she was fair ther out, and his hand took hold to look upon. on Esau's heel; and his name was 8 And it came to pass when he called Jacob: and Isaac wus three- had been there a long time, that score years old when she barc Abimelech king of the Philistines them.

looked out at a window, and saw, 27 And the boys grew: and Esau and behold, Isaac was sporting was a cunning hunter, a man of the with Rebekah his wife. field; and Jacob was a plain man 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, dwelling in tents.

and said, Behold, of a surety she is 28 And Isaac loved Esau, bethy wife and how saidst thou, She cause he did eat of his venison : is my sister? And Isaac said unto but Rebekah loved Jacob.

him, Because I said, Lest I die fo: 29 1 And Jacob sod pottage: and her. Esau came from the field, and he 10 And Abimelech said, What toas faint.

is this thou hast done unto us? 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed one of the people might lightly me, I pray thee, with that same have lain with thy wife, and thou B 2

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Isaac's servants contend GENESIS,

with Abimelech's shouldest have brought guiltiness from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of upon us.

his friends, and Phichol the chiet 11 And Abimelech charged all captain of his army. his people, saying, He that touch 27 And Isaac said unto them, eth this man or his wife shall surely Wherefore come ye to me, seeing be put to death.

ye hate me, and have sent me away 12 Then Isaac sowed in that from you? land, and received in the same 28 And they said, We saw ceryear a hundred-fold : and the LORD tainly that the LORD was with thee: blessed him:

and we said, Let there be now an 13 And the man waxed great, oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and went forward, and grew until and thee, and let us make a covehe became very great:

nant with thee: 14 For he had possession of

29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, flocks, and possession of herds, as we have not touched thee, and and great store of servants: And as we have done unto thee nothing the Philistines envied him.

but good, and have sent thee away 15 For all the wells which his in peace: thou art now the blessed father's servants had digged in the of the LORD. days of Abraham his father, the 30 And he made them a feast, Philistines had stopped them, and and they did eat and drink.

31 And they rose up betimes in 16 And Abimelech said unto the morning, and sware one to Isaac, Go from us : for thou art another: and Isaac sent them away, much mightier than we,

and they departed from him in 17 || And Isaac departed thence, peace, and pitched his tent in the valley 32 And it came to pass the same of Gerar, and dwelt there.

day, that Isaac's servants came 18 And Isaac digged again the and told him concerning the well wells of water which they had which they had digged, and said digged in the days of Abraham unto him, We have found water. his father; for the Philistines had 33 And he called it Shebah : stopped them after the death of therefore the name of the city is Abraham: and he called their Beer-sheba unto this day, names after the names by which 34 1 And Esau was forty years his father had called them.

old when he took to wife Judith 19 And Isaac's servants digged the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, in the valley, and found there a and Bashemath the daughter of well of springing water.

Elon the Hittite: 20 And the herdmen of Gerar 35 Which were a grief of mind did strive with Isaac's herdmen, unto Isaac and to Rebekah. saying, The water is ours; and he

CHAP. XXVII. called 'the name of the well Esek; Isaac sendeth Esau for Venison. because they strove with him.

ND it came to , when and strove for that also: and he were dim, so that he could not see, called the name of it Sitnah. he called Esau his eldest son, and

22 And he removed from thence, said unto him, My son: and he and digged another well, and for said unto him, Behold, here am I. that they strove not: and he called 2 And he said, Behold now, I the name of it Rehoboth; and he am old, I know not the day of my said, For now the LORD hath made death: room for us, and we shall be fruit 3 Now therefore take, I pray ful in the land.

thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and 23 And he went up from thence thy bow, and go out to the field, to Beer-sheba.

and take me some venison; 24 And the LORD appeared unto 4 And make me savoury meat, him the same night, and said, I am such as I love, and bring it to me, the God of ham thy father : that I may eat; that my soul may fear not, for I am with thee, and bless thee before I die. will bless thee, and multiply thy 5 And Rebekah heard when seed for my servant Abraham's Isaac spake to Esau his son: and sake.

Esau went to the field to hunt for 25 And he builded an altar there, venison, and to bring it. and called upon the name of the 6 1 And Rebekah spake unto LORD, and pitched his tent there: Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I and there Isaac's servant's digged heard thy father speak unto Esau e well.

thy brother, saying, 26 | Then Abimelech went to him 7 Bring me venison, and make

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