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THE CREATION OF MANKIND, AND OF ADAM.
Genesis II. 1.
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all
the host of them . . . . .' . 1
THE FALL AND DELUGE.
Genesis VI. 5, 6, 7.
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in
the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts
of his heart was only evil continually. And it re-
pented the Lord that he had made man on the earth,
and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said,
I will destroy man whom I have created from the
face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the
creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it re-
penteth me that I have made them. . . .21
NOAH AND ABRAHAM.
Genesis XII. 1, 2, 3.
Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of
thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy
ESAU AND JACOB.
Genesis XXVIII. 10—17.
And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went to-
ward Haran. And he lighted upon a certain place,
and tarried there all night, because the sun was set;
and he took of the stones of that place, and put them
for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the
earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and be-
hold the angels of God ascending and descending on
it. And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said,
I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the
God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee
will I give it, and to thy seed; and thy seed shall be
as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad
to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to
the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the
families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am
with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither
thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land;
for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which
I have spoken to thee of. And Jacob awaked out of
his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this
place; and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and
said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other
but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. 79