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i ver. 18. ch. 16. 10 & 17, 20.

13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy ch. 12. 1. kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother. 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and ch. 12. 16. oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.

15 And Abimelech said, Behold, "my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.

k ch. 12. 13.

m ver. 31.

n ch. 13. 9 & 34. 10.

1 Heb. as is. good in

thine eyes.

o ver. 5. ch. 24. 65.

16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given "thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee Pa cover-p ing of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.

17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.

18 For the LORD had fast closed up all ch. 12. 17. the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.


ND the LORD" visited Sarah as he had r1 Sa. 2. 21. ANDLORD sted did nas saran as he had spoken.

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, "at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

8 ch. 39. 2, 3, 21.

ch. 17. 19

& 18. 10, 14. ch. 16. 12.

v ch. 17. 21.
ch. 24. 4.
ch. 16. 1.

y ch. 17. 19.
z ch. 20. 2.
a Ac. 7. 8.

4 And Abraham "circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had 17. 10, 12. commanded him.

5 And dAbraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

6¶ And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? 9 for I have born him a son in his old age.

8 And the child grew, and was weaned :

e ch. 26, 28.

d ch. 17. 1, 17. Jos. 2. 12.

1 Sa. 24. 21. 2 Heb. if

thou shalt

lie unto me. f Isa. 51. 1. Ga. 4. 27.

9 ch. 18. 11, 12. h ch. 26. 15, 18,

20, 21, 22

Hagar and Ishmael.

and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isanc was weaned.

9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar "the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, d Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. 11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son. 12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. 15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.

17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.

19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, "and became an archer.

21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran and his mother "took him a wife out of the land of * Egypt.

22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, "God is with thee in all that thou doest:

23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

24 And Abraham said, I will swear. 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

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A that God did tempt Abraham, and ch. 10. 14

said unto him, Abraham: and he said,
5 Behold, here I am.

2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine
only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and
get thee into the land of P Moriah; and
offer him there for a burnt offering upon
one of the mountains which I will tell
thee of.

3 And Abraham rose up early in the
morning, and saddled his ass, and took
two of his young men with him, and
Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the
burnt offering, and rose up, and went
unto the place of which God had told him.
4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted
up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
5 And Abraham said unto his young

men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I

and the lad will go yonder and worship,

and come again to you.

6 And Abraham took the wood of the

burnt offering, and "laid it upon Isaac Jn. 19. 17.

his son; and he took the fire in his hand,

and a knife; and they went both of them


7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his

father, and said, My father; and he said,
Here am I, my son. And he said,
Behold the fire and the wood: but where
is the 6lamb for a burnt offering?

8 And Abraham said, My son, God will
provide himself a lamb for a burnt offer-
ing: so they went both of them together.
9 And they came to the place which God

had told him of; and Abraham built an

altar there, and laid the wood in order,

and bound Isaac his son, and laid him
on the altar upon the wood.

10 And Abraham stretched forth his

hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

11 And the angel of the LORD called

unto him out of heaven, and said, Abra-

ham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand

upon the lad, neither do thou any thing

unto him: for d now I know that thou

fearest God, seeing thou hast not with-

held thy son, thine only son from me.

13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and

looked, and behold behind him a ram

caught in a thicket by his horns: and

Abraham went and took the ram, and

offered him up for a burnt offering in the

stead of his son.

14 And Abraham called the name of

that place 2Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to

this day, In the mount of the LORD it

shall be seen.

15 And the angel of the LORD called

unto Abraham out of heaven the second


16 And said, By myself have I sworn,

saith the LORD, for because thou hast
done this thing, and hast not withheld
thy son, thine only son:

17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and
in multiplying I will multiply thy seed
as the stars of the heaven, and as the

sand which is upon the sea 4shore; and

thy seed shall possess the gate of his


18 "And in thy seed shall all the nations

of the earth be blessed; because thou
hast obeyed my voice.

19 So Abraham returned unto his young
men, and they rose up and went together
to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at

20 And it came to pass after these
things, that it was told Abraham, saying,
Behold, Milcah, she hath also born
children unto thy brother Nahor:

21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his bro-
ther, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash,
and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

23 And "Bethuel begat "Rebekah: these
eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abra-
ham's brother.

24 And his concubine, whose name was

Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Ga-

ham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

AND Sarah was an hundred and seven

and twenty years old: these were the
years of the life of Sarah.

2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the
same is Hebron in the land of Canaan:
and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah,
and to weep for her.

3 And Abraham stood up from before
his dead, and spake unto the sons of
Heth, saying,

4I am a stranger and a sojourner with

The purchase of Machpelah. GENESIS 23 Journey of Abraham's servant.

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9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for 3 as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession full money. of a buryingplace amongst you.

3 Heb.

4 Heb. ears.

ch. 34. 20, 24.

10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that jwent in at the gate of his city, saying, 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thym ch. 12. 7 dead.

12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.

Ru. 4. 1.

k 2 Sa. 24. 21-24.

1 ch. 12. 1.

& 13. 15 & 15. 18

& 17. 8

& 26. 4.

& 33. 2.

He. 1. 14.

13 And he spake unto Ephron in the Ex. 23. 20,23 audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead p ver. 2. there.

14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,

15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred "shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.

16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hun-6 dred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.

17 And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure

18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.

20 And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham

o Jos. 2. 20, &c.

7 ch. 12. 16.

Ex. 30. 13. Ezek. 45. 12. 5 Or, and.

8 ver. 24

& ch. 27. 43.

Ch. 21. 25.
Jer. 32. 9.
Heb. that
women which
draw water
go forth.
Ex. 2. 16.

1 Sa. 9. 11.
ch. 29. 9.

u ver. 27 & 42.
ch. 17. 7

& 26. 24

& 28. 13

& 32. 9.

P. 37. 5.
ch. 25. 9
& 49. 30-32
& 50. 13.

Ex. 3. 6, 15.

r ch. 29. 9, &c. y ch. 15. 8.

Cp. Ru. 4. 7-10.

Jer. 32.10, 11.

for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.


AND Abraham was old, and well

age, and

blessed Abraham in all things.

2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that druled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:

3 And I will make thee fswear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

5 And the servant said unto him, Per adventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.

7 The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, "Unto thy seed will I give this land; "he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.

8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.

9 And the servant P put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; 5 for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. 11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time 6 that women go out to draw water.

12 And he said, "O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, "send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.

13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah

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came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of "Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abra-a ch. 11. 29. ham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.

1 Heb. good of countenance. b ch. 26. 7. c ver. 1.

16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a littled ch. 21. 2. water of thy pitcher.

18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.

e ch. 25. 5.

f ver. 3.

g ver. 4.

20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew h ver. 5. for all his camels.

ver. 12.

ver. 7.


21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey k prosperous or not. 22 And it came to pass, as the camelsver. had done drinking, that the man took a golden 2earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;

23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?

24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.

25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.

26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of Phis mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren.

28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.

29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.

30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

32 And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and " gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.

33 And there was set meat before him

40, 42, See ch. 17. 1. 2 Or, jewel

for the
So ver. 30,
Ex. 35. 22;
Judg. 8.

Job 42. 11: Hos. 2. 13. Contrast ch. 35. 4: Isa. 3. 21: Ezek. 16. 12. m ver. 8. n ver. 12.

o ver. 14, 15,


p ch. 32. 10.

ver. 48.

r1 Sa. 1. 13.

ch. 25. 20 & 28. 2 & 29. 5.

t ch. 26. 29. Judg. 17. 2. Ru. 3. 10.

u See ver. 22.

ver. 26, 52. wch. 43. 24. Judg. 19. 21. ch. 18. 4. y ch. 22. 23.

Abraham's servant.

to eat but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. 35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses. 36 And Sarah my master's wife dbare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath.

37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:

38 9 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.

39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow


40 And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house:

41 Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.

42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, "O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:

43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink;

44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's


45 And before I had done "speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.

46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.

47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put "the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.

48 "And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son. 49 And now if ye will deal kindly and

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truly with my master, tell me: and if a ch. 37. 35 not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.

50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bade or good.

51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken. 52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.

53 And the servant brought forth 1 jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.

54 And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.

& 38. 12. b ch. 23. 2.

ch. 31. 24.

2 Sa. 13. 22. d1 Ch. 1. 32, 33.

e ver. 13-15 & 42-44

fver. 26, 48.

1 Heb. vessels.

Ex. 3. 22.

g ch. 24. 35.

ch. 21. 14. i Judg. 6. 3.

55 And her brother and her mother Isaid, Let the damsel abide with us 2a 2 Or, a full few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.

year, or ten months. ch. 15. 15.

ver. 17

& ch. 35. 29 & 49. 29, 33. ch, 35. 29.

57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth. 58 And they called Rebekah, and saidm ch. 23. 16 unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.

59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.

60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou 9 the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

& 50. 13. n ch. 49. 31.

ch. 35. 8. p ch. 16. 14 & 24. 62.

ch. 17. 16. ch. 16. 15.

4 ch. 22. 17.

61 ¶ And Rebekah arose, and her dam-t1 sels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

62 And Isaac came from the way of the Pwell Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country.

63 And Isaac went out 3 to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.

64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, "she lighted off the camel.

65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.

66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.

67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved

Ch. 1.


3 Or, to pray. Ps. 55. 17

& 119. 15, 23,
48, 78, 148
& 143. 5.

Or, Hadad.
ch. 17. 20.

Jos. 15. 18.
w ver. &

1 Sa. 15. 7. y ch. 16. 7 & 20. 1. Ex. 15. 22. 5 Heb. fell. Mt. 1. 2.

The sons of Abraham.

her and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.


HEN again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

2 And dshe bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and k was gathered to his people.

9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre ;

10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: "there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

11 ¶ And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi.

12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham:

13 And 'these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

15 4 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; "twelve princes according to their nations.

17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and 'he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people. 18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he 5 died in the presence of all his brethren.

19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:

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