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Abralanı denieth Jarak, GENESIS.

TodaC 25 vorul integrity of thy heart; for I also with geld thee from sinning against me:

CHAP, XXI. Therefore suflered 1 thee not to touch A Dalbe Lonne visited Saraha asolie

7 Now therefore restore the man lis Saral as he had spoken. wise; for be is a prophet, and he shall 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare

ray for thee, and thou shat live: and Abraham a son in his old age, at the if thou restore her not, know tloutliat set time of which God had spoken to thou shalt surely die', thou, and all lui. that are thine.

3 And Abraham called the name 01 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in his son that was born unto bim, whom the morning, and called all lois servants, Sarah bare to bim, Isaac. and told all these things in their cars: 1 And Abraham circumcised his son qund the men were sore afraid.

Isaac, being eight day's old, as God 9 T Then Abimelech called Abra had coinınanded bim. hun, and said unto him, \Vhat hast 5 And Abralian was a hundred years thou done unto us? and what have I old, wlien liis son Isaac was born unto offended thee, that thou hast brought bin. on me and on my kingdoin a great sin?! Odud Sarahi said, God liath made thou hast donc decds unto me that one to laugh, so thul all that hcar will ought not to be done.

laugh with me. 10 And Alimelech said unto Abra-! 7 And sheeaid, Who would harcsaid ham, What sawest thou, that thou unto Abraham, thal Saralı aliould bave hast done this thing?

given children suck? for I have born 11 And Abrahain said, Because I him a son in his old age. thought, Surely the fear of God is not 8 And the child grew, and was wcan in this plure; and they will slay me ed: and Abraham made a great least for my wife's sake.

the same day that Isaac was weaned. 12 And yet indeed she is my sister; 9l And Saralı saw the son of Hagai Ghe is the daughter of my father, but the Egyptian, which she had boru unto not the daughter of my mother; and Abraham, mocking bhe became my wise.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abra13 And it came to pass, when God ban, Cast out this bond-woman ud c used me to wander from ny father's borson: for the son of this bond house, lliat I said unto her, This is woman shall not be beir with my suli, chy kindness which thou shalt show even with Isailc. unto re; at every place whither we 11 And the thing was very grievous fall come, say

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H-Ie is my in Abralıuni's sight, because of his brotber.

141 And Abimclec! took sheep, and 12 And God said unto Abraham, L : oxen, and men mervants, and women-it not be grievous in thy signi, because Hervants, and gave them unto Abra- of the lad, and because of thy boud. him, and restored him Sarah bis wife. woman; in all thal Sarah hath said

15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my unto thee, bearken unto her voice: land is before thee: dwell where it for in Isaac shall this seed be called. pleasell thce,

13 And also of the son of the bond 16 And unto Saral, he said, Behold, I woman will I make a nation, because have given thy brother a thousand lie is thy seed. pieces of silver: behold he is to thee a 14 And Abraham rose up carly in ibe covering of the eyes, unto al diat are morning, and took bread and a bottle with thee, and with all other: thus she of water, and gave il unto Hagar,(pul. was reproved.

ting it on ber shoulder,) and the child, 17 So Abraham prayed unto God:land sent her away; and she departea, and God liealed Abimelech, and his and wandered in the wilderness or wife, and his inaid-servants; and they Beer-sheba. Jare children.

15 And the water was spent in thy 1$ For the Lord had fast clogcd up botile, ad slie cast the child under or all the wombs of the house or Alime- or the abrubs. Ich because of Sarah, Abraham's wisc. 16 And sbe went, and gat lier down

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wiih Abroliath over against him, a good way off, as it Beer-sheba; because there they sware were a bow.shot; for slie said, Lel both of thein. me not see the death of the child. And 32 Thus they made a covenant at Glie sat over against him, and listed up Beer-sheba: then Abimeiech rose up, her voice, and wept.

and Pluichol the chief captain of his 17 And God heard the voice of the lost, and they returned into the land lad: and the angel of God called to ful' the Philistines. Hayill out of heaven, and said unto 331 And Abraham planted a grove bier, What aileth thee, Hagar? Tear in Beer-slieba, and called there on the not; for God hath heard the voice of naine of the LORD, the everlasting llie lid where he is.

God. 18 Arisc, lift up the lad, and hold him 3t And Abraham sojourned in the in thy hand: Cor I will make hiin a Philistines' laou many days.

CHAM, XXIL saw a well of water: and she went,

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things, that God did lempt Abraind filled the bottle with water, and ham, and said unto hin, Abraham: eive the lad drink.

and he said, Bebold, here l an. 20 And God was with the lad; and 2 And he said, Take now thy son, he

grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, thing only son Isaac, wliom thou lovund became an archer.

est, und get thee into the liud of Mo21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of riab; and offer liiin there for a burntzarani: ind his inower took hiin aoilering upon one of the inourtains wife out of the lind of Egypt

wliich I will tell thee ol. 221 And it came lo pass at that tiine, 3 | Aad Abraham rose up early in that Abimelech, ud Pluichol the chief the morning, and saddled his ass, and captain of his lost, spoke unio Abra- took two of his young inen with him, hall, saying, God is with thee in all and Isaac bis sou, and ciave the wood Chat wou dorst,

for the burut-offering, and rose up, and 23 Now therefore gwear unto ineliere went unto the place of whicu God bad by God, that lliou wilt not deal falsely told hiin. with me, nor with my son, nor with 4 Then on the third day Abrahain ny son's son: bill according to the lifted up his eyes, and saw the place kindness that I have done unto tice, afar oil. thou shalt do unto me, and to the land 5 Aud Abraham said unto his young wherein thou hast bojourned. inen, Abide ye here will be ass, inno 24 And Abraham said, I will swear.1 and die lad will go yonder and wor25 And Abraham reproved Abine- ship, ud come again to you lech because of a well of water, which 6 and Abrabam took the wood or Abimelech's scrvuts had violently the burnt-offering, and laid it upon taken zwaj:

Isailc bis son: and he took the fire in 26 Aud Abimelech said, I wot not his hand, and a knife: and they went who hath done this thing; neither both of them together. Jidst thou tell me, neither j'ai beard I 7 And Isaac spake unto Abral en las of it, but to-day,

father, and said, my father: und be 27 And Abralain took sheep and said, Here am I, my son. And he said, oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech: Behold the fire and the wood; bui 2nd both of them made a covenant, wherc is the lamb for a burnt-ollerug?

28 And Abraham etsevenewe-lambs 8 And Abrabain said, My son, God of the tlock by themselves.

will provide himself a lab for a 23 And Abimelech said unto Abra- burut-offering: so they went both of lian, What mean these seven ewe-them together. limbs, which thou bast set by them- 9 And they came to the place wlich Belses?

God liad told himn of; and Abrabat. 30 And he said, For these seren ewe built an altar there, ud laid the wood launbs shalt thou take of my band, that in order; and bouad Isaac his son, they may be a witness (into me, that I and laid him ou the altar upon the barc digged this well.

wood. 31 Wlicrefore le called that place 10 And Abrabam stretched forth his

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Saral's death land, and took the knife to slay his, t'crc the years of the life of Sarah

1 2 And Saral died in Kirjath-arba , 11 | And the angel of the LORD call. Uie same is Hebron in the luid or Caled unto him out of heaven, and said, naan: aud Abraham came to mourn Abraham, Abraham. And he said, for Saral, and to weep for her. Неге ат І.

3 11 And Abrabain stood up from be12 And he said, Lay not uy hand fore his dead, and spake unto the sons upon the lad, neitlier do thou anything of HIetli, saying, unto lin: for now I know that wou 4. I am a stranger and a sojourner learest God, seeing lbou hast not with with you: give me a possession of a beld thy son, thine only son, from nie. (burying-place with you, that I may

13 And Abralram lifted up his eyes, bury my dead out of my sight, and looked, and, behold, behind him 5 And the children of Hech answera man caught in a thicket by his horns: fed Abraham, saying unto him, and Abrain went and took the ram, 6 Hear us, my lord; thou art a and oflered bin up for aburnt-oflering nighty prince among us; in the cloice in the stead of his soil.

of our sepulchres bury thy dead: none 14 And Abrahain called the name or of us stall withhold from thee his that place Jehovah jireh: as it is said sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury to this day, In the nount of the LORD thy lead. it shall be seen.

7 Aud Abraliam stood up, and bowed 16 TAnd the angel of the Lord call himself to the people of the land, even ed unto Abraban out of hearen the to the children of Heth. second tjine,

8 And he coninuned will them, say: 16 And sinirl, By myse!l have I sworn, ing, If it be your mind than I sliould Bath the LORD; for because thou hast bury my lead out of my sight, lexu done this thing, and hast not wilhlield me, and entreat for me to Ephron the uy son, thine only son;

son of Zohar, 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, 9 That he may give me the cave o! and in pultiplying I will inultiply thy Machpelah, which he batlı, which is seed as the stars of the heaven, and as in the end of his field: for as much the sand which is upon the sea-sliore; inoney as it is worth he shall give it and thy seed shall possess the gate of me, for a possession of a burying-place his eneinics:

Iloig Cư. 18 And in thy seed shall all the na- 10 And Epliron dwelt among the tions of the earth be blessed; because children of Heth. And Epliron the thou hast obeyed my voice.

Hillile answered Abrahain, in the 19 So Abrahain returned unto his audience of the children of Heth, ever s'oung 'men; and they l'ose up, and of all that went in at the gate of liis went together to Beer-sheba : and city, saying, Abibaun dwelt at Beer-sheba.

Il Nay, my lord, bear ine: the field 20 si And it came to pass, after these give I thee, and the cave that is there. things, that it was told Abraham, sayin, 1 give il liee; in the presence of ing, Behold, Alilcah, she bath also the sons of my people give I it thec : born children unto thy brother Nabor; bury thy dead.

21 luz his first-born, aud Buz bis 12 Aud Abralian bowed down himbrother, and Kemuel the father of self before tire people of the land. Aran,

1:3 Aud be spake unto Ephron, in the 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pu- audience of tlie people of the land, dash, and Jidlapli, and Bethuel. enyiug, But if thou will give it, I pray

23 And Bethuel begat Rebekalı: these thee, hear me: I will give thee money ciglit Milcab did bear to Kalior, Abra- for the field; take it of me, and I will hau's brother.

bury my dead there. 24 And his concubine, whose name 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, tvas Reunah, she bare also Tebah, and saying unto him, Gaham, and 'Thalash, and Dlaacbau. 15. My lord, hearken unto ine: the CHAP. XXIII.

land is worth four hundred shekels of ND Sarah was a hundred and silver; what is that Octwixt me and geven and twenty years old: these thcc ? bury therefore thy dead.

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Avruhan's scru.ut. 16 And Abunum hearkcued unto, be clear from this myoath; only brun: Epliron; and Abraham wcigled to not my son lhillier again. Ephron the silver, which he had 9 And the servant put his hand under wamed in die audience of the sons or the thigh of Abrahain his master, and Hetlı, four hundred shekels of silver, sware to liiin cuocerning that inatter. currcnt noncy with the merchant. 10 T And the seryant look ten camels,

17 Au the field of Ephron, which of the camels or his paster, and deroas in Machpelah, which was before parted ; (for all the goods of luis mas. Mamre, the field, and the cave which ter were in bis hand ;) and he arose, was therein, and all the trees that and went to Mesopotamia, unto the sucre in the field, thal lucre in all the city of Nahor. borclers round about, were made sure li And he made his canels to kucci

18 Unto Abraliam for a possession, in down without the city by a well of the presence of the children of Hetb, water, at the time of the evening, even before all that weat in at the gate of the time that womeu go out to draw liis city

", 19 1 And alter this, Abraham buried 12 And lie szid, O LORD God of my Sarab his wife in the cave of the field master Abraham, I pray thee, send of Nachpelah, before Mamre : theme yood speed this day, and show dame is llebron in the land or Canaan. kindness ulto my master Abralian.

20 And the field, and the care that is 13 Behold, I stand here by the well of therein, were made sure uoto Abra- water; and the daughilers of the mer. hain, for a possession of a burying of the city come out to draw water. place, by the sons or Heth.

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damsello wliom I shall say, Let down CHAP XXIV.

Lhy pitcher, I pray thec, that I may ND Abraham was old, and well drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I had blessed Abraham in all things. the same be she that thou hast ap.

2 And Abralian said unto his eldest pointed for thy servant laaac; and servant of his bouse, that ruled over thereby shall I know that thou hasi all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy showed kindness unto my master. liand under my thigh ;

15 11 And it came to pass, before he 3 And I will make thec birear by the had done speaking, that, beluolu, Re: Lond, the God of heaven, and the God bekalı came out, who was born to of the earth, that thou shalt not take a Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wise of wise unto my son of the daughters of Nahor, Abraliam's brouier, with ber the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: pitener upon her shoulder. 4 But thou slialt go unlo my coun.

16 And the damsel was very fair to try, and to my kindred, and take a look upon, a virgin; neitier liad any wife unto vise son Isaac.

man known her; and slie went dowr: 5 And the servant said unto him, to the well, and filled her pitcber, and Pcradventure the woman will not be came up, willing to follow ine unto this land :| 17 And the servant ran to meet her, must I necus bring thy son again unto and said, Let me, I pray tbec, drink a Jie land from whence thou čamcst? little water of thy pitcher.

6 And Abraham said unto him, Be- 18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and ware thou, that thou bring not my son she hastened, and let down her pitcher thither again.

upoo her hand, and gave him drivk. 7 The LORD God of hearea wlich 19 And whon she had done giving took ine sioni my father's bouse, and him drink, she said, I will draw ibaler froin the land of my kindred, and for thy camels also, until they hare which spake unto me, and tbat sware done drinking: 1111to me, saying, Unto thy seed will 1 20 And she hasted and emptied her give this land; he shall send his angel pitcher into the trough, and ran again bcrore llen, and thou shalt take a wise unto the well to draw water, and drew unto my son froin thonie.

for all his camels, 3 And if the woinan will not be 21 And the man, wondering at her, willing to follow thee, then thou slal: held his peace, to wit whether the

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Ciherluined by Losban. LoRv had made his journey prosper. 30 AudSurah, iny master's wise, bare Ous, or not.

ason to my master when she was old; 22 11 And it came to pass, as the aud unto him bath he given all that ile camels had done drinking, that the uath. man took a golden ear-ring vf hall a 37 And my inaster made ine swear, sbekel weight, and two bracelets for saying, Thou shalt not take a wile lo her hands of teu shekels weight of my sou of the daughters of the Canaus. gold,

ites, in whoge land I dwell: 23 and said, whose daughter and 38 But thou shall go unto my latber's Hou? tell me, I pray thee. Is there bouse, and to my kindred, and lakie a room in thy father's house for us to wife unto my son. lodge in?

39 And I said unto my master, Perad. 24 And she said unto him, I an Úje venture the woman will not follow me. daughter of Belbuel the son of Milcah, 10 And he said unto me, Tue Loila, which she bare unto Nalor.

before wiiom I walk, will send bis 25 She said, moreover, unto him, angel with tlice, aud prosper thy way We have bou straw and provender and thou shalt take a wile for my sou enough, and roow to lodge in. of my kindred, and of my father's

26 And the man bowed down his house. head, and worshipped tbe LORD. 41 Then shalt thou be clear from this

27 And be said, Blessed be the Lord mine oath, when thou comest to iny God of niy master Abraham, who hath kindred; and if they give not the oni, uot lest destitutc my inaster of his wou shall be clear froin iny oath. inercy and his truth:1 being in the 42 And I caine this day unto the well, way, the Lord led me to the louse of ind said, O LOID Gud of my master my master's brethren).

Abraham, is uw thou do prosper uly 3 And we danseira, and told them wity which i gu; of her mother'a house these things. 13 Behold, I stand by the well or 2911 And Rebekali bad a brother, and witter; and it shall come to pass, thuc Jus naroa was Laban: and Laban ran wiien the virgin comet l'orih to draw out into the man, unto the well. wuler, and I say to lier, Give me, i

30 and it came to pass, when be saw pray thee, i Little water of thy pitcher the earring, and bracelets upon his to drink; sister's hands, and when be heard ibe 41 Aud she day to me, Bolh driuk words of Rebekal his sister, saying, thou, and I will also draw for thi Thus spake the man unlo die; that canels; lit the same be the woman he came unto the man; and, bebold, whom the LORD hadh appointed out le stood by the camels at the wel. for iny master's son.

31 And he said, Coine in, thou bless. 45 And before I had done speaking in ed of the LORD; wherefore standeat my leart, behold, Rebekali came forth thou without? for I have prepared the with her pitcher on her shoulder; an: bouse, and room for the camels. she went down unto the well, noul

32 And the inan came into the liouse: drew waler and I said unto ber, Lil and he ungirded his camels, and gave ine drink, I pray thee. atraw and provender for the camels, 16 And she nrade haste, and let down and water to wash his feet, and the her pitcher from her shoulder, and inen's feet that were with him, said, Drink; and I will give thy cani

33 And there was set incat before els drink also: 80 I Urauk, and she him to eat: but be said, I will not eat, made the cainels drink also. until I have told mine errand. and 47 AudI asked her, and said, Wliose be said, Speak on.

daunliter art thou? and she said, The 34 And he said, I an Abraham's daughter of Betbucl, Nalor's 8011,

whom Nlilcalı bare unto bin: and i 335 And the Lord hath blessed iny put the car-riog upon her face, and le niastergreatly, and he is become great: bracelets upon her haids. and he hath given him locks, and 48 And I bowed clown my head, an! berds, and silver, and gold, and inen- worshipped the LORD, and blessed the servants, and maid-scrvants, and can- Lord God of my master Abraham, els, and i9308.

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