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lo, the smoke of the country went a son, and called his name Ben-amup as the smoke of a furnace.

mi: the same is the father of the 29 And it came to pass, when children of Ammon unto this day. God destroyed the cities of the plain,

CHAP. XX. that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the AND Abraham journeyed from overthrow, when he overthrew the thence toward the south country, cities in the which Lot dwelt. and dwelled between Kadesh and

30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. and dwelt in the mountain, and his 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his two daughters with him; for he wife, She is my sister : and Abimefeared to dwell in Zoar: and he lech king of Gerar sent, and took dwelt in a cave, he and his two Sarah. daughters.

3 But God came to Abimelech in . 31 And the firstborn said unto a dream by night, and said to him, the younger, Our father is old, and Behold, thou art but a dead man, for there is not a man in the earth to the woman which thou hast taken; come in unto us after the manner for she is a man's wife. of all the earth :

4 But Abimelech had not come 32 Come, let us make our father near her: and he said, LORD, wilt drink wine, and we will lie with him, thou slay also a righteous nation? that we may preserve seed of our 5 Said he not unto me, She is my father.

sister? and she, even she herself said, 33 And they made their father He is my brother: in the integrity drink wine that night: and the first of my heart and innocency of my born went in, and lay with her fa hands have I done this. ther; and he perceived not when she 6 And God said unto him in a lay down, nor when she arose. dream, Yea, I know that thou didst

34 And it came to pass on the this in the integrity of thy heart; for morrow, that the firstborn said unto I also withheld thee from sinning the younger, Behold, I lay yester against me: therefore suffered I thee night with my father : let us make not to touch her. him drink wine this night also; and 7 Now therefore restore the man go thou in, and lie with him, that we his wife; for he is a prophet, and he may preserve seed of our father. shall pray for thee, and thou shalt

35 And they made their father live: and if thou restore her not, drink wine that night also : and the know thou that thou shalt surely die, younger arose, and lay with him; thou, and all that are thine. and he perceived not when she lay 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early down, nor when she arose.

in the morning, and called all his ser36 Thus were both the daughters vants, and told all these things in their of Lot with child by their father. ears : and the men were sore afraid.

37 And the firstborn bare a son, 9 Then Abimelech called Abraand called his name Moab: the same ham, and said unto him, What hast is the father of the Moabites unto thou done unto us? and what have I this day.

offended thee, that thou hast brought 38 And the younger, she also bare on me and on my kingdom a great sin ? thou hast done deeds unto me 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare that ought not to be done.

Abraham a son in his old age, at the 10 And Abimelech said unto A set time of which God had spoken braham, What sawest thou, that thou to him. hast done this thing?

3 And Abraham called the name 11 And Abraham said, Because I of his son that was born unto him, thought, Surely the fear of God is whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. not in this place; and they will slay 4 And Abraham circumcised his me for my wife's sake.

son Isaac being eight days old, as 12 And yet indeed she is my sister; God had commanded him. she is the daughter of my father, but 5 And Abraham was an hundred not the daughter of my mother; and Il years old, when his son Isaac was she became my wife.

born unto him. 13 And it came to pass, when God 6 And Sarah said, God hath made caused me to wander from my fa me to laugh, so that all that hear will ther's house, that I said unto her, laugh with me. This is thy kindness which thou shalt 7 And she said, Who would have shew unto me; at every place whi said unto Abraham, that Sarah should ther we shall come, say of me, He is have given children suck? for I have my brother.

born him a son in his old age. 14 And Abimelech took sheep, 8 And the child grew, and was and oxen, and menservants, and wo weaned : and Abraham made a great menservants, and gave them unto feast the same day that Isaac was Abraham, and restored him Sarah weaned. his wife.

9 And Sarah saw the son of Ha15 And Abimelech said, Behold, gar the Egyptian, which she had my land is before thee: dwell where born unto Abraham, mocking. it pleaseth thee.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abra16 And unto Sarah he said, Be ham, Cast out this bondwoman and hold, I have given thy brother a her son: for the son of this bondthousand pieces of silver : behold, he woman shall not be heir with my is to thee a covering of the eyes, son, even with Isaac. unto all that are with thee, and with 11 And the thing was very grievall other: thus she was reproved. ous in Abraham's sight because of

17 So Abraham prayed unto God: his son. and God healed Abimelech, and his 12 And God said unto Abraham, wife, and his maidservants; and they Let it not be grievous in thy sight bare children.

because of the lad, and because of 18 For the LORD had fast closed thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah up all the wombs of the house of hath said unto thee, hearken unto Abimelech, because of Sarah Abra her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed ham’s wife.

be called.

13 And also of the son of the CHAP. XXI.

bondwoman will I make a nation, AND the LORD visited Sarah as because he is thy seed. he had said, and the LORD did unto 14 And Abraham rose up early in Sarah as he had spoken.

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bottle of water, and gave it unto || 25 And Abraham reproved AbiHagar, putting it on her shoulder, melech because of a well of water, and the child, and sent her away: which Abimelech's servants had vioand she departed, and wandered in lently taken away. the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

26 And Abimelech said, I wot 15 And the water was spent in not who hath done this thing: neithe bottle, and she cast the child ther didst thou tell me, neither yet under one of the shrubs.

heard I of it, but to day. .! 16 And she went, and sat her 27 And Abraham took sheep and down over against him a good way oxen, and gave them unto Abimeoff, as it were a bowshot : for she lech; and both of them made a said, Let me not see the death of covenant. the child. And she sat over against 28 And Abraham set seven ewe him, and lift up her voice, and wept. | lambs of the flock by themselves.

17 And God heard the voice of 29 And Abimelech said unto Athe lad; and the angel of God call braham, What mean these seven ewe ed to Hagar out of heaven, and said lambs which thou hast set by themunto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? selves? fear not; for God hath heard the 30 And he said, For these seven voice of the lad where he is.

ewe lambs shalt thou take of my 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold hand, that they may be a witness him in thine hand; for I will make unto me, that I have digged this him a great nation.

well. 19 And God opened her eyes, 31 Wherefore he called that and she saw a well of water; and place Beer-sheba; because there she went, and filled the bottle with they sware both of them. water, and gave the lad drink.

32 Thus they made a covenant at 20 And God was with the lad; Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and he grew, and dwelt in the wil and Phichol the chief captain of his derness, and became an archer. host, and they returned into the land

21 And he dwelt in the wilder of the Philistines. ness of Paran: and his mother took 33 And Abraham planted a grove him a wife out of the land of Egypt. in Beer-sheba, and called there on

22 And it came to pass at that the name of the LORD, the everlasttime, that Abimelech and Phichol ing God. the chief captain of his host spake 34 And Abraham sojourned in unto Abraham, saying, God is with the Philistines' land many days. thee in all that thou doest: e

CHAP. XXII. 23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal AND it came to pass after these falsly with me, nor with my son, nor things that God did tempt Abraham, with my son's son: but according to and said unto him, Abraham : and the kindness that I have done unto he said, Behold, here I am. thee, thou shalt do unto me, and 2 And he said, Take now thy to the land wherein thou hast so son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou journed.

lovest, and get thee into the land of 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. | Moriah; and offer him there for a

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