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became mighty men, which were of old, thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and men of renown. for them.
5 And GoD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that God commanded him, so did he. every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
22 Thus did Noah; according to all that
ND the LORD said unto
auditory eved the Lord that he had A thou and all say unto Noah, Come
made man on the earth, and it grieved him for thee have I seen righteous before me at his heart. in this generation.
7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man 2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take whom I have created from the face of the to thee by sevens, the male and his feearth; both man and beast, and the creep- male; and of beasts that are not clean by ing thing, and the fowls of the air; for it two, the male and his female. repenteth me that I have made them. 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man, and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. 10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
11 The carth also was corrupt before God; and the earth was filled with vio- the LORD commanded him. lence.
5 And Noah did according unto all that
6 And Noah was six hundred years old 12 And God looked upon the earth, and when the flood of waters was upon the behold, it was corrupt: for all flesh had earth. corrupted his way upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, 13 And God said unto Noah, The end of and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, all flesh is come before me; for the earth into the ark, because of the waters of the is filled with violence through them: and flood.
behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are 14 Make thee an ark of gopher-wood: not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and that creepeth upon the earth,
shalt pitch it within and without with 9 There went in two and two unto Nopitch. ah into the ark, the male and the female, 15 And this is the fashion which thou as God had commanded Noah. shalt make it of: The length of the ark 10 And it came to pass, after seven shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth days, that the waters of the flood were upof it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty on the earth. cubits.
16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof: with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
17 And behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
18 But with thee will I establish my covenant and thou shalt come into the ark; thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 Ând the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 In the self-same day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark:
14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and 19 And of every living thing of all flesh, every creeping thing that creepeth upon two of every sort shalt thou bring into the the earth after his kind; and every fowl ark, to keep them alive with thee: they after his kind, every bird of every sort. shall be male and female. 15 And they went in unto Noah into the 20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cat-ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is tle aftertheir kind, of every creeping thing the breath of life. of the earth after his kind, two of every 16 And they that went in, went in male sort shall come unto thee, to keep them and female of all flesh, as God had comalive. manded him: and the LoRD shut him in. 21 And take thou unto thee of all food 17 And the flood was forty days upon that is eaten, and thou shalt gather at to the earth: and the waters increased, a
bare up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth.
18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth: and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
19 And the waters prevailed exceeding ly upon the earth; and all the high hills that were under the whole heaven were covered.
God encourages Noah. 11 And the dove came in to him in the evening, and lo, in her mouth was an oliveleaf pluckt off. So Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
12 And he stayed yet other seven days, and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.
13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, 20 Fifteen cubits upward did the wa- the first day of the month, the waters were ters prevail and the mountains were co-dried up from off the earth: and Noah revered. moved the covering of the ark, and looked,
21 And all flesh died that moved upon and behold, the face of the ground was dry. the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and 14 And in the second month, on the of beast, and of every creeping thing that seven and twentieth day of the month, was creepeth upon the earth, and every man: the earth dried.
22 All in whose nostrils was the breath 15 T And God spake unto Noah, saying, of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. 16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.
23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth; and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.
17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.
18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:
19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth
AND God remembered Noah, and every
20 T And Noah builded an altar unto 2 The fountains also of the deep, and the LORD, and took of every clean beast, the windows of heaven were stopped, and and of every clean fowl, and offered burntthe rain from heaven was restrained; offerings on the altar.
3 And the waters returned from off the 21 And the LORD smelled a sweet saearth continually and after the end of the vour; and the LORD said in his heart, I hundred and fifty days the waters were will not again curse the ground any more abated. for man's sake; for the imagination of 4 T And the ark rested in the seventh man's heart is evil from his youth: neimonth, on the seventeenth day of the ther will I again smite any more every month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
5 And the waters decreased continually, until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
6 T And it came to pass at the end of
forty days, that Noah opened the window
7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
thing living, as I have done.
22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, shall not cease.
AND God blessed Noah and his sons
and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
2 And the fear of you,and the dread of you,shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sca; into your hand are they delivered.
9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into 3 Every moving thing that liveth shall the ark; for the waters were on the face be meat for you; even as the green herb of the whole earth. Then he put forth his have I given you all things. hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
4 ¶ But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. 5 And surely your blood of your lives
10 And he stayed yet other seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the will I require at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man;
The bow in the cloud.
The generations of Noah.
at the hand of every man's brother will I faces were backward, and they saw not require the life of man. their father's nakedness.
6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by 24 And Noah awoke from his wine, man shall his blood be shed: for in the and knew what his younger son had done image of God made he man. unto him.
7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
8 T And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan, a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his
9 And I, behold, I establish my cove-servant. nant with you, and with your seed after
27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
28 T And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.
29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died. CHAP. X.
11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut of any unor by the waters of a food; N on the
neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations.
13 1 do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
are the generations of the
pheth and unto them were sons born after the flood.
2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you, and every 6 T And the sons of Ham; Cush, and living creature of all flesh; and the wa-Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. ters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that] is upon the earth.
18 And the sons of Noah that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth and Ham is the father of Canaan.
19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread. 20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
21 And he drank of the wine, and] was drunken, and he was uncovered within his tent.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
23 And Shem and Japheth took a gar
7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha; and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
11 Óut of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,
12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.
13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim. 15 And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,
16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,
17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and ment, and laid it upon both their shoul- the Sinite,
ders, and went backward, and covered 18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemathe nakedness of their father: and their rite, and the Hamathite: and afterward
The building of Babel.
The generations of Shem. were the families of the Canaanites spread found their language, that they may not abroad. understand one another's speech.
19 And the border of the Canaanites 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, from thence upon the face of all the earth: unto Gaza; as thou goest unto Sodom, and they left off to build the city. and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, 9 Therefore is the name of it called even unto Lasha. Babel, because the LORD did there con20 These are the sons of Ham, after found the language of all the earth: and their families, after their tongues, in their from thence did the LORD scatter them countries, and in their nations. abroad upon the face of all the earth.
21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the 10 T These are the generations of children of Eber, the brother of Japheth Shem: Shem was a hundred years old, the elder, even to him were children born. and begat Arphaxad two years after the 22 The children of Shem; Elam, and flood: Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and 11 And Shem lived after he begat ArAram. phaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eher.
25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah.
13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
14 And Salalf lived thirty years, and begat Eber:
15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat
26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, 27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Dik-sons and daughters. lah,
28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, 29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.
30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar, a mount of the east.
16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:
17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:
31 These are the sons of Shem, after 19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu their families, after their tongues, in their two hundred and nine years, and begat lands, after their nations. sons and daughters.
32 These are the families of the sons 20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, of Noah, after their generations, in their and begat Serug. nations and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.
AND the whole earth was of one lan
guage, and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journey
21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:
23 And Serug lived after he begat Naed from the east, that they found a plain in hor two hundred years, and begat sons the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. and daughters.
3 And they said one to another, Go 24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty to, let us make brick, and burn them years, and begat Terah. thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran: and Haran begat Lot.
5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children 28 And Haran died before his father of men builded. Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur
6 And the LORD said, Behold, the peo- of the Chaldees. ple is one, and they have all one language; 29 And Abram and Nahor took them and this they begin to do: and now no-wives: the name of Abram's wife was thing will be restrained from them, which Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife Milthey have imagined to do. cah, the daughter of Haran, the father of 7 Go to, let us go down, and there con-Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
The call of Abram.
CHAP. XII, XIII.
Abram and Lot separate.
30 But Sarai was barren; she had no ter: that it may be well with me for thy child. sake; and my soul shall live because of
31 And Terah took Abram his son, thee. and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, 14 T And it came to pass, that, when and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram was come into Egypt, the EgypAbram's wife; and they went forth with tians beheld the woman that she was very them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into fair. the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh : and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's
32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died house. in Haran. CHAP. XII.
16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen,
NOW the LORD had said unto Abram, and he-asses, and men-servants, and Get thee out of thy country, and maid-servants, and she-asses, and camels. 17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy 18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: said, What is this that thou hast done 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, unto me? why didst thou not tell me that and curse him that curseth thee: and in she was thy wife? thee shall all families of the earth be 19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? blessed. so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.
4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him, and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their sub
stance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they
20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had. CHAP. XIII.
AND Abram went up out of Egypt, he and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
3 And he went on his journeys from the
6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain south even to Beth-el, unto the place of Morehi. And the Canaanite was then where his tent had been at the beginning, in the land. between Beth-el and Hai;
7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him. 8 And he removed from thence unto a had flocks, and herds, and tents. mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.
4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD. 5 And Lot also, which went with Abram,
9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite 10 T And there was a famine in the and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. land: and Abram went down into Egypt 8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there to sojourn there; for the famine was be no strife, I pray thee, between me and grievous in the land. thee, and between my herdmen and thy 11 And it came to pass, when he was herdmen; for we be brethren. come near to enter into Egypt, that he 9 Is not the whole land before thee? said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: know that thou art a fair woman to look if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will upon: go to the right; or if thou depart to the
12 Therefore it shall come to pass, right hand, then I will go to the left. when the Egyptians shall see thee, that 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and bethey shall say, This is his wife: and they held all the plain of Jordan, that it was will kill me, but they will save thee alive. well watered every where, before the 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sis-LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,