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Abraham offereth Isaac. CHAP. XXII, XXI11. Sarah's age and death. 23

33 ÇAnd Abraham planted a grove in this day, In the mount of the Lord it Beer-sheba, and called there on the name shall be seen. of the LORD, the everlasting Gal.

15 | And the angel of the LORD called 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Phil- unto Abraham out of heaven the second istines land many days.

time, CHAP. XXII.

16 And said, By myself have I sworn, 3 Abraham offering Isaac, 12 is stayed by saith the LORD, for because thou hast

an angel : he is blessed again. 20 The done this thing, and hast not withheld thy generation of Nahor unto Rebekah. son, thine only son : A Dit came to pass after these things

17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and that God did tempt Abraham, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as said unto him, Abraham : and he said, the stars of the heaven, and as the sand Behold, here I am.

which is upon the sea short; and thy 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine seed shall possess the gate of his enemies ; aly son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get 18 And in thy seeri shall all the nations thee into the land of Moriah ; and offer of the earth be blessed : because thou hast him there for a burnt-offering upon one of obeyed my voice. the mountains which I will tell thee of. 19 So Abraham returned unto his young

js And Abraham rose up early in the men, and they rose up, and went togethmorning, and saddled his ass, and took er to Beer-sheba ; and Abraham dwelt two of his young men with him, and Isaac at Beer-sheba. his son, and clave the wood for the burnt- 20 | And it came to pass after these offering, and rose up, and went unto the things, that it was told Abraham, saying, place of which God had told him. Behold, Milcah, she hath also born chu

4 Then on the third day Abraham lift- dren unto thy brother Nahor ; ed up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 21 Huz his first-born, and Buz his broth

s And Abraham said unto his young er, and Kemuel the father of Aram, men, Abide you here with the ass, and I 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildaslı, and the lad will go yonder and worship, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. and come again to you.

23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah : these 6 And Abraham took the wood of the eight Milcah did bear to Nahor Abraburnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his ham's brother, son; and he took the fire in his hand, 24 And his concubine, whose name was and a knife: and they went both of them Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gatogether.

ham, and Thahash, and Maachah. 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his

CHAP. XXIII. father, and said, My father : and he said, 1 Sarah's age and death. 3The purchase of Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold Machpelah, 19 where Sarah was burici. the fire and the wood : but where is the ND Sarah was an hundred and seven lamb for a burnt-offering ?

8 And Abraham said, My son, God will years of the life of Sarah. provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offer- 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba ; the ig: so they went both of them together. same is Hebron in the land of Canaan :

9 And they came to the place which and Abraham came to mourn for Saralı, God had told him of; and Abraham built and to weep for her. an altar there, and laid the wood in or- 39 And Abraham stood up from before der; and bound Isaac his son, and laid his dead, and spake unto the sons of Hetli, him on the altar upon the wood.

saying, 10 And Abraham stretched forth his 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with kand, and took the knife to slay his son. you : give me a possession of a burying;

11 And the angel of the LORD called place with you, that I may bury my dead unto him out of heaven, and said, Abra- | out of my sight. bam, Abraham. And he said, Here am I. 5 And the children of Heth answered

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand Abraham, saying unto him, an the lad, neither do thou any thing 6 Hear us, my lord; thou art a mighty Lato him : for now I know that thou fear prince among us : in the choice of our est God, seeing thou hast not withheld sepulchres bury thy dead: none of us shall thy so, thinc only son from me. withhold from thce his sepulchre, but that 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, I thou mayest bury thy dead. and looked, and behold, behind him a ram 7 And Abraham stood up and bowed caught in a thicket by his horns: and himself to the people of the land, even to Abraham went and took the ram, and the children of Heth. offered him up for a burnt-offering in the 8 And he communed with them, saying, stead of his son.

If it be your mind that I should bury my 14 And Abraham called the name of dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat that place Jehovah-jireh : as it is said to for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,


24. The purchase of Machfelah. GENESIS Abraham's servant successful.

9 That he may give me the cave of 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, Machpelah, which he hath, which is in and to my kindred, and take a wife unto the end of his field; for as much money | my son Isaac. as it is worth he shall give it me, for a 5 And the servant said unto him, Peradpossession of a burying-place among you. venture the woman will not be willing to

10 And Ephron dwelt among the chil- || follow me unto this land: must I needs dren of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite bring thy son again unto the land from answered Abraham in the audience of the whence thou camest? children of Heth, even of all that went in 6 And Abraham said unto him, Be. at the gates of his city, saying,

ware thou, that thou bring not my sori 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field thither again. give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I 7 g The Lord God of heaven, which give it thee; in the presence of the sons of took me from my father's house, and my people give I it thee : bury thy dead. from the land of my kindred, and which

12 And Abraham bowed down himself spake unto me, and that sware unto me, before the people of the land.

saying, Unto thy seed will I give this 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the au- land: he shall send his angel before thee, dience of the people of the land, saying, But and thou shalt take a wife unto my son if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me : from thence. I will give thee money for the field : take 8. And if the woman will not be willing it of me, and I will bury my dead there. to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear

14 And Ephron answered Abraham, from this my oath ; only bring not my saying unto him,

son thither again. 15 My Lord, hearken unto me: the 9 And the servant put his hand under land is worth four hundred shekels of sil- the thigh of Abraham his master, and ver; what is that betwixt me and thee? sware to him concerning that matter. bury therefore thy dead.

10 1 And the servant took ten camels, of 16 And Abraham hearkered unto E- the camels of his master, and departed; phron, and Abraham weighed to Ephron (for all the goods of his master were in his the silver which he had named in the au- hands :) and he arose, and went to Mesodience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the potamia

, unto the city of Nahor. 11 And he made his camels to kneel

down without the city by a well of water, 17 And the field of Ephron, which was at the time of the evening, even the time in Machpelah, which tvas before Mamre, that women go out to draw water : the field and the cave which was therein, 12 And he said, O Lord God of my and all the trees that were in the field, master Abraham, I pray thee, send me that were in all the borders round about, good speed this day, and shew kindness were made sure

unto my master Abraham. 18 Unto Abraham for a possession in 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of the presence of the children of Heth, be- l water; and the daughters of the men of fore all that went in at the gate of his city. the city come out to draw water:

19 And after this, Abraham buried 14 And let it come to pass, that the Sarah his wife in the cave of the fieid of damsel to whom I shall say, Let down Machpelah, before Mamre : the same is thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may Hebron in the land of Canaan.

drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I 20 And the field, and the cave that is will give thy camels drink also : let the therein were made sure unto Abraham same be she that thou hast appointed for for a possession of a burying-place, by the thy servant Isaac ; and thereby shall I Sons of Heth.

know that thou hast shewed kindness unCHAP. XXIV.

to my master. 1 Abraham sendeth his servant to get a 15 | And it came to pass before he had

wife for his son Isaac. 58 He oblains done speaking, that behold, Rebekah Rebekah. 62 Isaac meeteth her. came out, who was born to Bethuel son stricken in age : and the Lord had brother, with her pitcher upon her shoul

and blessed Abraham in all things.

der. 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest ser- 16 And the damsel vas very fair to vant of his house, that ruled over all that look upon, a virgin, neither liad any ine liad, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under man known her and she went down my thigh :

to the well, and filled her pitcher, and 3 And I will make thee swear by the came up. Lord, the God of heaven and the God 17 And the servant ran to meet her, of the earth, that thou shalt not take a and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a litwife unto my son of the daughters of the tle water of thy pitcher. Canaanites among whom I dwell : 18 And she said, Drink, my lord. And

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Laden's hospitality.

CHAP. xxiv. The servant sheweth his message. 25 she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon 37 And my master made me swear, her hand, and gave him drink.

saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my
19 And when she had done giving him son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in
drink, she said, I will draw water for thy whose land I dwell :
camels also, until they have done drinking. 38 But thou shalt go unto my father's

20 And she hasted, and emptied her house, and to my kindred, and take a
pitcher into the trough, and ran again wife unto my son.
unto the well to draw water, and drew 39 And I said unto my master, Perad-
for all his camels.

venture the woman will not follow me.
91 And the man, wondering at her, held 40 And he said unto me, The LORD,
his peace, to wit whether the Lord had before whom I walk, will send his angel
made his journey prosperous, or not. with thee, and prosper thy way; and thoù

22 And it came to pass as the camels | shalt take a wife for my son of my kinhad done drinking, that the man took a dred, and of my father's house. golden ear-ring of half a shekel weight, 41 Then sbalt thou be clear from this and two bracelets for her hands of ten my onth, when thou comest to my kinshekels weight of gold ;

dred ; and if they give not thee one, thou 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou shalt be clear from my oath. tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy 42 And I came this day unto the well, father's house for us to lodge in ? and said, O LORD God of my master A.

24 And she said unto him, I am the braham, if now thou do prosper my way daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which I go: which she bare unto Nahor.

43 Behold, I stand by the well of wa25 She said moreover unto him, We ter; and it shall come to pass, that when hare both straw and provender enough, the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and room to lodge in.

and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a 26 And the man bowed down his head, | little water of thy pitcher to drink; and worshipped the Lord.

44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God and I will also draw for thy camels : let of my master Abraham, who hath not left the same be the woman whom the LORD destítute my master of his mercy and his hath appointed out for my master's son. truth : I being in the way, the Lord led 45 And before I had done speaking in me to the house of my master's brethren. mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth

28 And the damsel ran, and told them || with her pitcher on her shoulder ; and of her mother's house these things. she went down unto the well, and drew

29 And Rebekah had a brother, and water: and I said unto her, Let mc drink, his name was Laban : and Laban ran out I pray thee. into the man, unto the well.

146 And she made haste, and let down 30 And it came to pass when he saw her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, the ear-ring and bracelets upon his sister's Drink, and I will give thy camels drink hands, and when he heard the words of | also: so I drank, and she made the camels

drink . man, and behold, he stood by the cam- daughter art thou? And she said, The els at the well.

daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed | Milcah bare unto him: and I put the of the LORD, wherefore standest thou ear-ring upon her face, and the bracelets without ? for I have prepared the house, || upon her hands. and room for the camels.

48 And I bowed down my head, and 32 And the man came into the house: worshipped the Lord, and blessed the and he ungirded his camels, and gave LORD God of my master Abrahain, which straw and provender for the camels, and had led me in the right way to take my water to washi luis feet, and the men's feet | master's brother's daughter unto his son. that were with him.

49 And now if you will deal kindly and And there was set meat before him to truly with my master, tell me: and if not, eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have tell me; that I may turn to the right tref nine errand. And he said, Speak on. har), or to the left. 34. And he said, I am Abraham's servant. 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered,

3 And the LORD hath blessed my mas- and said, The thing proceedeth from the a greatly, and he is become great: and LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad be hath giren him flocks, and herds, and or good. silver, and gold, and men-servants, and 51 Behok, Rebekah is before thee, take mail-serrants, and camels, and asses. her, and go, and let her be thy master's

36 And Sarah my master's wise bare a son's wife, as the LORDPath spoken. son to my master when she was oid : and 52 And it came to pass, that when Aunto him hat, he given all that he hath. braham's servant heard their words, he

the man unto me; that he came into the 147 And I asked her, and said, whose

26 Isaac meeleth Rebekali. GENESIS Abraham's age and death. worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to § And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dethe eartli.

dan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshu53 And the servant brought forth jew- i rim, and Letushim, and Leummim. els of silver, and jewels of gold, and rai- 4. And the sons of Midian ; Ephah, and ment, and gave them to Rebekah : he Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Elgave also to her brother and to her moth- daah. All these were the children of er precious things.

Keturali. 54 And they did eat and drink, he and 5 And Abraham gave all that he had the men that were with him, and tarried unto Isaac. all night ; and they rose up in the morning, 6 But unto the sons of the concubines and he said, Send me away untomy master. which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts,

55 And her brotherand her mother said, and sent them away from Isaac his son, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, (while he yet lived,) eastward, unto the at the least ten; after that she shall go. east country.

56 And he said unto them, Hinder me 7 And these are the days of the years not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my of Abraham's life which he lived, an hunway : send me away, that I may go to my dred threescore and fifteen years. master.

8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, 57 And they said, We will call the and died in a good old age, an old man, damsel, and inquire at her mouth. and full of years ; and was gathered to

58 And they called Rebekah, and said his people. unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? 9° And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buriAnd she said, I will go.

ed him in the cave of Machpelah, in the 59 And they sent away Rebekah their field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hitsister, and her nurse, and Abraham's ser- tite, which is before Mamre ; vant, and his men.

10 The field which Abraham purchased 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said of the sons of Heth : there was Abraham unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the buried, and Sarah his wife. mother of thousands of millions, and let 119 And it came to pass after the death thy seed possess the gate of those which of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac: hate them.

and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi. 61 s And Rebekah arose, and her dam- 12 Now these are the generations of sels, and they rode upon the camels, and Ishmael Abraham's son, whom Hagar followed the man : and the servant took the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare Rebekah, and went his way.

unto Abraham., 62 And Isaac came from the way of 13 And these are the names of the sons the well Lahai-roi ; for he dwelt in the of Ishmael, by their names, according to south country.

their generations: the first-born of Ishma63 And Isaac went out to meditate in el, Nelvajoth ; and Kedar, and Adbeel, the field at the even-tide : and he lifted up and Mi'sam, his eyes, and saw, and behold, the cam- 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, andMassa, els were coming

15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and and Kedemah: when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the 16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and camel.

these are their names, by their towns, and 65 For she had said unto the servant, by their castles; twelve princes according What man is this that walketh in the field to their nations. to meet us? And the servant had said, It 17 And these are the years of the life of is my master : therefore she took a veil Ishmael; an hundred and thirty and seven and covered herself.

years: and he gave up the ghost and died, 66 And the servant told Isaac all things and was gathered unto his people. that he had done.

18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto 67 And Isaac brought her into his moth- Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest er Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and toward Assyria : and he died in the presshe became his wife ; and he loved her: ence of all his brethren. and Isaac was comforted after his moth- 1991 And these are the generations of Isaer's death.

ac Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac: CHAP. XXV.

20 And Isaac was forty years old when 2 The song of Abraham by Keturah. 7 His he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of age and death. 24 The birth of Esau and Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the Jacob. 29 Esau selleth his birth-right. sister to Laban the Syrian. 'HEN again Abraham took a wife, HEN hagavame was

21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for

Keturah. his wife, because she quas barren : and 2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jok- the Lord was entreated of him, and Reshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ish- bekah his wife conceived. bak, and Shuah.

22 And the children struggled together

God blesseth Isaac.

CAP. XXVI. Isaac denieth his wife. 27 within her: and she said, If it be so, why 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my am I thus? And she went to inquire of voice, and kept my charge, my commandthe LORD.

ments, my statutes, and my laws. 23 And the LORD said unto her, Two 6 | And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: nations are in thy womb, and two manner 7 And the men of the place asked him of people shall be separated from thy bow- of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: els: and the one people shall be stronger for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, than the other people, and the elder shall said he, the men of the place should kill serve the younger.

me for Rebekah; because she was fair 24 9 And when her days to be delivered to look upon. were fulfilled, behold, there were twins 8 And it came to pass when he had in her womb.

been there a long time, that Abimelech B5 And the first came out red, all over king of the Philistines looked out at a like an hairy garment: and they called window, and saw, and behold, Isaac was bis name Esau.

sporting with Rebekah his wife. 26 And after that came his brother 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, out, and his hand took hold on Esau's Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and keel; anrl his name was called Jacob; and how saidst thou, She is my sister and Isaac ws threescore years old when she Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest bare them.

I die for her. 2 And the boys grew: and Esau was a 10 And Abimelech said, What is this cunning hunter, a man of the field; and thou hast done unto us? one of the peoJacob suas a plain man dwelling in tents. ple might lightly have lien with thy wife,

28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness did eat of his venison : but Rebekah

upon us. lored Jacob.

11 And Abimelech charged all his peo 29 | And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau ple, saying, He that toucheth this man or came from the field, and he was faint:

50 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and pray thee, with that same red pottage ; || received in the same year an hundredfor I am faint: therefore was his name fold: and the Lord blessed him: called Edom.

13 And the man waxed great, and went 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day forward, and grew until he became very thy birth-right.

great: 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the 14 For he had possession of flocks, and paint to die; and what profit shall this possession of herds, and great store of serbirth-right do to me?

vants; and the Philistines envied him. 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this 15 For all the wells which his father's day; and he sware unto him : and he servants had digged in the days of Abrasuld his birth-right unto Jacob.

ham his father, the Philistines had stopped 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and them, and filled them with earth. pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go drink, and rose up, and went his way: from us : for thou art much mightier thus Esau despised his birth-right.

than we, CHAP. XXVI.

17 s And Isaac departed thence, and 1 Isaac goeth to Gerar, 2 God blesseth pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, him. 26 Abimelech's covenant with and dwelt there. him. 34. Esau's wives,

18 And Isaac digged again the wells of

, water which they had digged in the days besides the first famine that was in of Abraham his father; for the Philistines the days of Abraham. And Isaac went had stopped them after the death of Abrainto Abimelech king of the Philistines ham : and he called their names after tinto Gerar,

the names by which his father had called 2 And the LORD appeared unto him, them. and said, Go not down into Egypt : dwell 19 And Isaac's servants digged in the in the land which I shall tell thee of. valley, and found there a well of spring

3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with ing water. thee

, and will bless thee: for unto thee, 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive and unto thy seed I will give all these with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water cantries, and I will perform the oath is ours : and he called the name of the which I sware unto Abraham thy father; well Esek; because they strpve with him.

4 And I will make thy seed to multiply 21 And they digged another well, and is the stars of heaven, and will give unto strove for that also ; and he called the thy seed all these countries : and in thy name of it Sitnah. sed shall all the nations of the earth be 22 And he removed from thence, and

digged another well; and for that they


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