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Abram rescueth Lot.

GENESIS 13 Melchizedek blesseth Abram.

17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

18 Then Abram removed his tent, and

he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. 16 And he brought back all the goods,

came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, 1 Heb. plains. and also brought again his brother Lot, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.

CHAPTER 14

So ch. 12. 6 & 14. 13 & 18. 1.

a ch. 11. 2.
2 Sam. 18.18.

e ch. 10. 22.

AND it came to pass in the days of A Amraphel king of "Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations; 2 That these made war with Bera kingd of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.

3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. 4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

He. 7. 1.

e Ps. 110. 4.
He. 5, 6, &c.
f Ac. 16. 17.
9 Deu. 29. 23.
h ver. 22.

ver. 8
Nu. 34. 12.
Jos. 3. 16.

He. 7. 4.

2 Heb. souls.
12 Sa. 5. 18.
m Jos. 12. 4.

2. 20.

5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that weren Cp. Deu with him, and smote the Rephaims "in Ashteroth Karnaim, and "the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in 3 Shaveh Kiriathaim,

6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto 4 El-"paran, which is by the wilder

ness.

o Dan. 12. 7.
Rev. 10. 5, 6.
p Deu. 2.
10, 11.
3 Or, The
plain of
Kiriathaim.

7 And they returned, and came to En-9 mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezontamar.

8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim;

ch. 36. 8, 19.

Deu. 2. 12,
22.

4 Or, The
plain of
Paran.

r ch. 21. 21.
2 Ch. 20. 2.

ver. 13.

u ch. 26. 21.
Lk. 1. 13, 30.
Ps. 3. 3
& 18. 2.

w Pro, 11. 18.

ch. 11. 3.
ch. 14. 14.
ch. 19. 17, 30.
ver. 16, 21.

62 Sa. 7. 12.

ch. 12. 5. d Ps. 147. 4. ch. 22. 17 & 26. 4.

9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Ariocha king of Ellasar; four kings with five. 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain. 11 And they took all the goods Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.

He. 11. 12.

off Ro. 4. 18.

12 And they took Lot, Abram's "brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.

13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he 5 armed his 6 trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.

15 And he divided himself against them,

g ch. 13. 18.
A Ro. 4. 3,
9, 22

Ga. 3. 6.

Jas. 2. 23.
i ver. 24.
j ch. 13. 8.

and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale.

18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest off the most high God. 19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the 2 persons, and take the goods to thyself.

22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not

take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich: 24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men twhich went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

CHAPTER 15

AFTER these things the word of the A LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy "shield, and thy exceeding "great reward. 2 And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus ?

3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and ch. 11. 28, 31 dtell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, ƒSo shall thy seed be.

& 12. 1.

5 Or,
led forth.
6 Or,
instructed.
ch. 12. 5, 16
& 15. 3.

m So ch. 24
13, 11.
Judg. 6.
17, 37.

2 Ki. 20. 8.
Lk. 1. 18.

6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of k Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. 8 And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? 9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat

God's covenant with Abram. GENESIS 15

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14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward h shall they come out with great sub-m Jos, 5. 1. stance.

1 Ki. 21. 28.

1 Th. 2. 16.

15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers" Mt. 23. 32. in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites "is not yet full.

17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and 4a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,

o ch. 25 18. 4 Heb. a lamp of fire.

Pch. 12. 7

& 13. 15
& 24. 7

& 26. 4.
Nu. 34. 2.
Ne, 9. 8.

Ps. 105, 11. ? Ex. 23. 31. Deu. 1. 7

& 11. 24.
Jos. 1. 4.

1 Ki. 4. 21. 2 Ch. 9. 26. 5 That is, The well of

r

him that liveth and seeth me.

Nu. 13. 26.

21 And the Amorites, and the Canaan-ver. 11. ites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebus-t ch. 15. 2, 3. ites.

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u ch. 12. 16 & 21. 9. v ch. 28. 3 & 35. 11.

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Gia. 4. 24.

Or, upright,

See 5. 22.

or, sincere.
ch. 6. 9.
Job 1. 1.
ch. 12. 2
Heb. be
builded
by her.

z ver. 17.

3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagara her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.

4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

Ro. 4. 11,

12, 16. 8 Heb. multitude of nations. b Ne. 9. 7. 9 That is, Father of a great multitude.

e Ro. 4. 17.

& 48. 4. e Pro. 30. 21, 23.

5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My d ch. 28. 3 wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in

fch. 35. 11.

Hagar fleeth from Sarai.

her eyes: "the LORD judge between me and thee.

6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai 2dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face. 7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to d Shur.

8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name 3 Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou Cod seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

14 Wherefore the well was called 5 Beerlahai-roi; behold, it is between "Kadesh and Bered.

15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, 'Ishmael.

16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

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2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

3 And Abram

fell on his face and God talked with him, saying,

4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of 8 many nations.

5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be 9 Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

6 And I will make thee exceeding d fruitful, and I will make ƒnations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an ever

The covenant of circumcision. GENESIS 17

lasting covenant, "to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.

10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.

a He. 11. 16.

1 Heb. of thy
sojournings.
Ex. 6. 7.

c ch. 13. 18.

11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be da tokend Ac. 7. 8. of the covenant betwixt me and you.

12 And 2he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.

13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.

Ro. 4. 11.
He. 13. 2.
f ch. 19. 1.
2 Heb.
a son of
eight days.
g Lev. 12. 3.
Lk. 2. 21.

h ch. 19. 2.

i Judg. 6. 18
& 13. 15.

3 Heb. stay.
4 Heb. you
have passed.

Hasten.

6 That is,
Princess.

15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her 5 Heb. name Sarai, but 6 Sarah shall her name be. 16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and 7she shall be a mother k of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

ch. 18. 10.
7-Heb. she
shall become
nations.

Ga. 4- 31.

1 Pe. 3. 6.

17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is aneh. 21. 6. hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!

Im ch. 16. 15.

& 21. 2.

Ro. 9. 9.

Isaac is promised.

24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

26 In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.

27 And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him. CHAPTER 18

the LORD appeared him

A the "plains of Mamare: and he sat in

the tent door in the heat of the day;

2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: ƒ and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:

4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree :

5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and 3 comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.

6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, 5 Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth. 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.

8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

9 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life;

And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting ch. 17. 19, 21 and, lo, " Sarah thy wife shall have a son. covenant, and with his seed after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall be beget, "and I will make him a great nation.

ch. 17. 17.
Ro. 4. 19.
He. 11. 11,
12. 19.

p ch. 16. 10.
12-16.

9 ch. 25.

21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto theer ch. 21. 18. at this set time in the next year,

22 And he left off talking with him, and "God went up from Abraham.

ch. 17. 17. t 1 Pe. 3. 6.

uch. 35. 13.

Mt. 19. 26.
Lk. 1. 37.

23 And Abraham took Ishmael his Jer. 32. 17. son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.

11 Now "Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

12 Therefore Sarah 'laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? 13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? 14"Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

Abraham pleadeth for Sodom. GENESIS 18 The vicious Sodomites blinded.

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ch. 18. 22

d Den. 4. 9, 10

& 6, 7. Eph. 6. 4. e ch. 18. 2.

19 For I know him, d that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; ch. 17. 27. that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. 20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

Jos. 24 15. g He. 13. 2. A ch. 18. 4 & 24. 32

& 43. 24. i ch. 4. 10 & 19. 13. Jas. 5. 4.

j Deu. & 2 & 13. 3.

ver. 1.

22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: butk ch. 19. 1. Abraham stood yet before the LORD. 23 And Abraham "drew near, and said, "Wilt thou also destroy the right- Nu. 16. 22. eous with the wicked?

24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein ?

25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked; and that the righteous shouldr be as the wicked, that be far from thee: "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

26 And the LORD said, 'If I find int Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

27 And Abraham answered and said, "Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:

28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.

m He. 10. 22.

2 Sa. 24. 17. ch. 13. 13. Isa. 3. 9.

Jude 7.

19. 22.

24, 27.

Job 8. 20.

Job 8. 3.

Ro. 3. 6.

Jer. 5. 1. Ezek. 22. 30.

ch. 18. 5

& 33. 10.

Lk. 18. 1.
ch. 13. 12

2 Pe. 2. 7, 8. r Ex. 2. 14. y ch. 2. 7 & 3. 19. Job 19.

29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will 2 Ki. 6. 18. not do it for forty's sake.

30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

32 And lie said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there.

Wis. 19. 17. Ac. 13. 11.

a 2 Pe. 2. 7, 9.

Judg. 6. 39,

e Nu. 16. 21, 24, 26, 45. Jer. 51. 6. Rev. 18. 4.

And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.

33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

CHAPTER 19

AND there came two angels to Sodom A at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night." 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, com. passed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Pbring them out unto us, that we may know them. 6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing: for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

came

9 And they said. Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow w in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.

11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, "bring them out of this place:

13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.

14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out

The destruction of

GENESIS 19

of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the 2iniquity of the city.

1 Heh. are found. 2 Or, punishment.

16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; "the LORD being mercifula Wis. 10. 6. unto him and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not be- ver. 26. hind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:

19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

Lk. 9. 62.

20 Behold now, this city is near to flee Deu. 2. 9. unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.

21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.

22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called 4 Zoar.

23 The sun was 5 risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

d Deu. 2. 19. Job 42. 8, 9. 3 Heb. thy face. f ch. 18. 1. ch. 14. 2, 8. See ch. 16. 7, 14.

4 That is, Little.

ch. 10. 19 & 26. 6. 5 Heb. gone forth, ch. 12. 13-20 & 26. 7-11. k Deu. 29. 23. Isa. 13. 19. Jer. 20. 16 & 50, 40. Ezek. 16. 49, 50. Am. 4. 11. Zeph. 2. 9. Lk. 17. 29. 2 Pe. 2. 6. Jude 7.

27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood Ps. 105. 14. before the LORD:

28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

m

6

Job 33. 15, 16. Heb.. married to an husband.

n ch. 18. 23. o Lk. 17. 32.

g ch. 18. 22. 7 Or, simplicity, or, sincerity. 7 Rev. 18. 9. ch. 8. 1.

29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God "remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lotr dwelt.

30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the "mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to

8 Ex. 7. 1. 1 Sa. 7. 5. Job 42. 8.

Nu. 16. 32,33. u ver. 17, 19.

the cities of the plain.

dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

37 And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Ben-ammi: dthe same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

CHAPTER 20

AND Abraham journeyed from thence

A toward the south country, and dwell

ed between Kadesh and Shur, and so journed in Gerar.

2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

3 But God came to Abimelech min a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is 6a man's wife.

4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, "wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?

5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the 7integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.

6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and ca.led all his servants, and

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