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Abraham denieth his wife. Genefis. Before him drink wine this night alfo; and Chrift go thou in, and lie with him, that 1898. we may preferve feed of our father.


cir. 1898.


a Chap.

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

36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. 37 And the first-born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the fame is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

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


1 Abraham denieth his wife, and lojeth ber. 14 Abimelech reftoreth her.


ND Abraham journeyed from thence toward the fouth-country, and dwelled between a Kadeth 16. 7, 14 and Shur, and fojourned in Gerar. 2 And Abraham faid of Sarah his b Chap. wife, b She is my filter: And Abimelech king of Gerar fent, and took Sarah.

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The birth of Ifaac. thou done unto us? and what have I Before offended thee, that h thou haft Chrift brought on me, and on my kingdom cir. 1898. a great fin? thou haft done deeds un- 26.10. to me that ought not to be done.

to And Abimelech faid unto Abraham, What faweft thou, that thou haft done this thing?

11 And Abraham faid, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will flay me for my wifes fake.

12 And yet indeed fee is my fifter; fhe is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother: and the became my wife.

h. Chap.

13 And it came to pafs, when God cauled me to wander from my fathers houfe, that I faid unto her, This is thy kindnefs which thou fhalt thew unto me; At every place whither we fhall come, i fay of me, Hei Chap. is my brother.



14 And Abimelech k took fheep, Cha and oxen, and men-fervants, and women-fervants, and gave them unto Abraham, and reftored him Sarah his wife.

15 And Abimelech faid, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleafeth thee.

+ Heb.

as is good


16 And unto Sarah he faid, Be- in bine hold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of filver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus the was reproved.

17 So Abraham prayed unto God and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-fervants; and they bare children.

18 For the LORD had faft clofed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abrahams wife.


1 Ifaac is born. 9 Hagar and Ishmael are caft forth. 22 Abimelechs covenant with Abraham.

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7 And the faid, Who would have faid unto Abraham, that Sarah thould have given children fuck? for I have borne him a fon in his old age.


8 And the child grew, and was weaned and Abraham made a great feaft the fame day that Ifaac was


9 ¶ And Sarah faw the fon of Hagarh the Egyptian, which she had borne unto Abraham, i mocking.

10 Wherefore the faid unto Abraham, k Caft out this bond-woman, See Chap. and her fon: for the fon of this bond36-6,7 woman fhall not be heir with my fon, even with Ifaac.


11 And the thing was very grievous in Abrahams fight, because of his fon.

12 And God faid unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy fight, because of the lad, and becaufe of thy bond-woman; in all that Sarah hath faid unto thee, hearken unto her voice for in Ifaac fhall thy Str. 11. feed be called.

1 Rom.



13 And alfo of the fon of the Ver. 18. bond-woman will I make ma nation, 1917. because he is thy feed.

Chap. 16.


14 And Abraham rofe 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 fent her away and the departed and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-fheba.

15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and the caft the child under one of the fhrubs.

16 And the went, and fat her down over against him, a good way off, as it were a bow-fhot: for the faid, Let me not fee the death of the child. And the fat over against him, and lifted 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 = Ver. 13. voice of the lad where he is.


18 Arife, lift up the lad, and hold 31 him in thine hand: for " I will make 120 him a great nation.

z Kings 6.

Lake 24. 46, 31.

19 And God opened her eyes, and

Abimelechs covenant, &c. fhe faw a well of water: and the Before went, and filled the bottle with wa- Chrift ter, and gave the lad drink.

20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wildernefs, 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.


cir. 1897.

p Chap. 16. 12.

q Chap

22 And it came to país at that time, that 9 Abimelech and Phichol 20.2& the chief captain of his hoft fpake 25. 26. unto Abraham, faying, God is with thee in all that thou doest.

23 Now therefore fwear unto me here by God, † that thou wilt not deal falfly with me, nor with my. fon, nor with my fons fon: but according to the kindnefs that I have done unto thee, thou fhalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou haft fojourned.

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again. 20 The generation of Nabor unto Rebekah.

ND it came to pass after these

Birt A thing, that a God did tempt 1872. Abraham, and faid unto him, AbraAnt. ham. And he faid, † Behold, here II. 17. I am.

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+ Heb. 2 And he faid, Take now thy fon, thine only for liaac, whom thou lovbachr. eft, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.


+ Heb. Bebold me.



3 And Abraham role up early in the morning, and faddled his afs, and took two of his young men with him, and Ifaac his fon; and clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rofe up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.

4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and faw the place afar off.

5 And Abraham faid unto his young men, Abide you here with the afs; 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 Ifaac his fon; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife: and they went both of them together.

7 And Ifaac fpake unto Abraham his father, and faid, My father: and he faid, Here am I, my fon. And he faid, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt-offering?

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8 And Abraham faid, My fon, God will provide himfelf a lamb for a burnt-offering: fo 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 Ifaac James his fon, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.


10 And Abraham ftretched forth his hand, and took the knife to flay his fon.

II And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and faid, Abraham, Abraham. And he faid, Here am I.

12 And he fid, Lay not thine hand upon the iad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou feareft God, feeing thou haft not withheld thy fon, thine only fon from me.

He is blessed again.

13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, Before and looked, and behold, behind him Chrift a ram caught in a thicket by his 1872.

horns: and Abraham went and took

the ram, and offered him up for a burnt-offering, in the ftead of his fon. 14 And Abraham called the name of that place | Jehovah-jireh: as it is faid to this day, In the mount of the LORD it fhall be feen.

15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the fecond time,

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16 And faid, By myself have Idral. fworn, faith the LORD, for becaufe Ecclus thou haft done this thing, and haft Luke 1. not withheld thy fon, thine only Hebr.6. fon:



17 That in bleffing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy feed as the itars of the hea-Cha ven, fand as the fand which is upon Jerem. the fea-ffhore; and thy feed thall Cha poffefs the gate of his enemies;


13.16. + Heb.

B Chap.

18 h And in thy feed thall all the nations of the earth be bleffed: be- 24.66. caufe thou haft obeyed my voice.

19 So Abraham returned unto his, young men, and they rofe up, went together to Beer-fheba, Abraham dwelt at Beer-theba.

h Chap. 12.3.& 18. 18. & 20.4

and Ecclus and Acts 3.


Gal. 3.8,

20 ¶ And it came to país after 16, 18. these things, that it was told Abraham, faying, Behold i Milcah, the Chap hath alfo borne children unto thy brother Nahor;



21 k Huz his firft-born, and Buz Job his brother, and Kemuel the father I of Aram,

22 And Chefed, and Hazo, and Pildafh, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 23 And Bethuel begat n Rebekah: thefe eight Milcah did bear to Nahor Abrahams brother.

24 And his concubine whofe name was Reumah, the bare alfo Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahath, and Maachah.


1 Sarahs age and death. 3 The purchafe of Machpelah, 19 where Sarah was buried.

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Chap. xxiv. Abraham fweareth his fervant

Before 4b I am a stranger and a fojourner Chrift with you give me a poffeffion of a 1860. burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my fight.

b Chap. 27.8. Hebr. II. 13. + Heb. a prince

5 And the children of Heth anfwered Abraham, faying unto him, 6 Hear us, my lord; thou art † a God mighty prince amongst us; in the choice of our fepulchers bury thy dead: none of us fhall withhold from thee his fepulcher, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.

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2 Sam. 24.

7 And Abraham ftood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.

8 And he communed with them, faying, If it be your mind that I fhould bury my dead out of my fight, hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the fon of Zoar:

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

10 And Ephron dwelt amongst the children of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the + audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gates of his city, faying,

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11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the 21-24 field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the prefence of the fons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.

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

13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, faying, 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 there.

14 And Ephron answered Abraham, faying unto him,

15 My lord, hearken unto me: the Erd land is worth four hundred d fhekels Fzek. 45. of filver; what is that betwixt me

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and thee? bury therefore thy dead.

16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron, and Abraham weighed to Ephron the filver, which he had named in the audience of the fons of Heth, four hundred shekels of filver, current money with the merchant.

17¶And the field of Ephron, 353which was in Machpelah, which was Act 7.16. 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, Before were made fure Christ 18 Unto Abraham for a poffeffion 1850. 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 fame is Hebron in the land of Canaan.

20' And the field and the cave that is therein were made fure unto Abraham, for a poffeffion of a buryingplace, by the fons of Heth.

CHAP. XXIV. i Abraham fendeth his fervant to get a wife for his fon Ifaac: 58 He obtaineth Rebekah. 62 Ifaac meeteth ber.

ND Abraham was old and well 1857.

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2 And Abraham said unto his el- a Chap. deft fervant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, b Put, I pray & Chap. thee, thy hand under my thigh":

47.29. 1 Chron. 29.24.

3 And I will make thee fwear by Lam. 5.6. the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that thou Chap. fhalt not take a wife unto my fon 27.46.& of the daughters of the Canaanites Exod. 34. amongst whom I dwell:

4 But thou fhalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my fon Ifaac.

5 And the fervant faid unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy fon again unto the land from whence thou cameft?

6 And Abraham faid unto him, Beware thou, that thou bring not my fon thither again.




Deut. 7.3.

12. 1, 7.

7 The LORD God of heaven. which took me from my fathers & Chap house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that fware unto me, faying, Unto Chap thy feed will I give this land; he 13.156 fhall fend his angel before thee, and 28.4. thou shalt take a wife unto my fon Exod. 32. 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 fon thither again.

9 And the fervant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his ma.. fter, and fware to him concerning that matter. B 4 10 ¶ And



13. Deut. 34.

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12 And he faid, O LORD God of forth. my master Abraham, I pray thee fend me good speed this day, and fhew kindness unto my mafter Abraham.

2.16. 1 Sam. 9.11.

b Ver. 43

5 Chap. 29.9. Exod. 2. 16.

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I Chan. II. 29. & 22.23.

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13 Behold, h I ftand 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 pafs, that the demiel to whom I fhall fay, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and the thali fay, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink alto let the fame be the that thou haft appointed for thy fervant Ifaac, and thereby fhall I know that thou haft thewed kindness unto my mafter.

15And it came to pafs before he had done fpeaking, that behoid, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, fon of Milcah, the wife of Nahor Abrahams brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.

16 And the damfel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and the went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.

17 And the fervant ran to meet her, and faid, Let me (I pray thee) drink a little water of thy pitcher.

18 And the faid, Drink, my lord: and the hafted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

19 And when he had done giving him drink, the faid, I will draw water for thy camels alfo, until they have done drinking.

20 And the hafted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.

21 And the man wondering at her, held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey profperous, or not.

22 And it came to pafs as the camels had done drinking, that the before man took a golden ear-ring, of


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23 And faid, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy fathers houfe for us to lodge in?


24 And the faid unto him, I am m Chap. the daughter of Bethuel the fon of Milcah, which the bare unto Nahor.

25 She faid moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in. 26 And the man n bowed down his Ver. 520 head, and worshipped the LORD.

27 And he faid, Bleiled be the LORD God of my mafter Abraham, who hath not left deftitute my mafter of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my mafters brethren.

28 And the damfel ran, and told them of her mothers house these things.

Exod. 4


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

30 And it came to pafs when he faw the ear-ring and bracelets upon his fitters hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his fifter, faying, Thus fpake the man unto me; that he came unto the man, and behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

31 And he faid, Come in, thou bleffed of the LORD; wherefore ftandeft thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

32And the man came into the houte: and he ungirded his camels, and gave ftraw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the mens feet that were with him.

33 And there was fet meat before him to eat; but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he faid, Speak on.

34 And he faid, I am Abrahams fervant.

35 And the LORD hath blessed my mafter greatly, and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and filver, and gold, and men-fervants, and maid-fervants, and camels, and affes.


36 And Sarah my mafters wife bare a fon to my mafter when the was old: and P unto him hath hep Chan given all that he hath.

37 And


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