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Abraham again blessed.
Death of Sarah.
Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.
6 And Abraham took the wood of
the burnt offering, and claid it upon
Isaac his son; and he took the fired
in his hand, and a knife: and they
7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham
his father, and said, My father: and
he said, 2 Here am I, my son. And
he said, Behold the fire and the
wood but where is the 3 lamb for a
8 And Abraham said, My son, God
will provide himself a lamb d for a
burnt offering: so they went both
which God had told him of; and
Abraham built an altar there, and
laid the wood in order, and bound
elsaac his son, and flaid him on the
10 And Abraham stretched forth
his hand, and took the knife to slay
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand
upon the lad, neither do thou any
thing unto him: h for now I know
that thou fearest God, i seeing thou
hast not withheld thy son, thine
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes,
and looked, and behold, behind
him a ram caught in a thicket by
his horns: kand Abraham went and
took the ram, and offered him up
for a burnt offering in the stead of
17 That in blessing I will bless
thee, and in multiplying I will mul-
tiply thy seed as the stars o of the
heaven, and as the sand which is
upon the 5 sea shore; and thy seed
11 And the angel of the LORD
called unto him out of heaven, and
said, Abraham, Abraham: gand hem
14 And Abraham called the name
of that place 4 Jehovah-jireh: as it
is said to this day, In the mount of
called unto Abraham out of heaven
16 And said, By myself have In
sworn, saith the LORD, for because
thou hast done this thing, and hast
not withheld thy son, thine only c 1Chr.29.15.
20 And it came to pass after these
18 And in thy seed shall all the na-2 full
tions of the earth be blessed; p be-
cause thou hast obeyed qmy voice. 3 ears.
21 Huzr his firstborn, and Buz s
22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pil-
24 And his concubine, whose name
was Reumah, she bare also Tebah,
before his dead, and spake unto the
4 I am a stranger c and a sojourner
with you give me a possession of
a buryingplace with you, that I
may d bury my dead out of my sight.
5 And the children of Heth an-
swered Abraham, saying unto him,
6 Hear us, my lord: thou art a
mighty prince e among us: in the
choice of our sepulchres bury thy
dead; none of us shall withhold
from thee his sepulchre, but that
7 And Abraham stood up, and bow-
ed himself to the people of the land,
saying, If it be your mind that I
sight; hear me, and entreat for me
9 That he may give me the cave of
Machpelah, which he hath, which
is in the end of his field; for 2 as
much money as it is worth he shall
give it me for a possession of a
children of Heth: and Ephron the
Hittite answered Abraham in the
3 audience of the children of Heth,
even of all that went in at the gate f
11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field
give I thee, and the cave that is
6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou, that thou bring not my son thither again.
7 The LORD God of heaven, h which took me i 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 k before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.
Abraham's servant sent
therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.
g 2 Sa.24.24.
12 And Abraham bowed down him-h ch.25.9. self before the people of the land. 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money g for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead 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 Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
17 And the field of Ephron, h 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 i unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth. CHAPTER XXIV.
1 Abraham sendeth his servant for a wife for Isaac: 48 He obtaineth Rebekah.
1 well stricken in age and the LORD had blessed a Abraham in all things.
2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant bof his house, that ruled c over all that he had, Put, dI pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:
3 And I will make thee swear e by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take fa wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
4 But thou shalt go unto my 9 country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this!
49.30. 50.13. Ac.7.16.
c. ver. 10.
1Ch.29.24. e Deut.6.13.
&c. 22.20. 28.2.
h Ezra 1.2.
2 or, and.
ch.26.24. Ex.3.6. Mat.22.32. q Ne.1.11.
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 put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
10 T And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; 2 for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, munto the city of n 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 3 that women go out to draw water. o
12 And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, pI pray thee, send me good speed 7 this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.
13 Behold, I stand here by the r 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 s shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.
15 And it came to pass, before he had done t speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. 16 And the damsel was 4 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 little water of thy pitcher.
18 And she said, Drink, my lord:
The servant meeteth
GENESIS, XXIV. and she hasted, and let down her B. C. 1857. 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, u until they have done drinking.
20 And she hasted, 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 vat her, held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets w 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 y bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.
27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God z of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of a his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren.
and soliciteth Rebekah.
| him to eat: but he said, d 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; e and he is become great: f 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, w Eze. 16.11, bare a son to my master when she was old and unto him hath he given all that he hath.
u 1 Pet.4.9.
31 And he said, Come in, c thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.
5 or, jewel
z Ex. 18.10.
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 b 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 f Ps. 18.35. heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man g ver.3. unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the h ver. 12. camels at the well.
42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God h of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper i 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;
41 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 k for my master's son.
45 And before I had done speaking in mine heart, I 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,
32 T 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 1 1Sam. 1.13. Whose daughter art thou? And feet, and the men's feet that were with him.
33 And there was set meat before
she said, The daughter of Bethuel. Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him and I put the earring
Rebekah goeth to Isaac.
GENESIS, XXV. upon her face, m and the bracelets B. C. 1857. upon her hands.
48 And I bowed down my head, n m Eze. 16.10and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my mas-n ver.26. ter Abraham, which had led me in o Ps.32.8. the right way o to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son.
49 And now if ye will deal p kindly and truly with my master, tell me : and if 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; q we cannot speak r unto thee bad 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, S bowing himself to the earth.
53 And the servant brought forth 6 jewels of silver, and jewels t of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious u things.
51 And they did eat and drink, he
25.11. or, to pray. b Jos. 1.8.
56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, v seeing the LORD hath w prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.
57 And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth. 58 And they called Rebekah, and Jos. 15. 18. said unto her, Wilt thou go with Ju.1.14.. this man? And she said, I will go. d 1 Ti.2.9. 59 And they sent away Rebekah e ch. 18.6. their sister, and her nurse, y and ƒ ch.38.12. Abraham's servant, and his men. 1 Th.4.13. 60 And they blessed z Rebekah, (CHAP. 25.) and said unto her, Thou art our a 1 Chr. 1.32. sister, be thou the mother of thou-b Nu.22.4. sands of millions, and let thy seed 25.17. possess the gate of those which Ju. VI. hate them.
u Deut.33.13HEN again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Ketu
2 Chr.21.3. rah. a
or, a full
year, or, ten months. v ch.45.9.
c Job 2.11.
61 And Rebekah arose, and her d 1 Ki. 10.1. damsels, and they rode upon the Ps.72.10. camels, and followed the man; and e Jer.25.23. the servant took Rebekah, and f Is.60.6. went his way. g Ps. 17.14. 62 And Isaac came from the way of h Ju.6.3. the well a Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country.
63 And Isaac went out 8 to b meditate in the field at the even-tide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and,behold,the camels were coming.
49.29. Job 5.26.
Death of Abraham. 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes. ed c off the camel. and when she saw Isaac, she light
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, d 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, e and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac ƒ was comforted after his mother's death. CHAPTER XXV.
1 Abraham's sons by Keturah: 7 his age and death. 23 The birth of Esau and Jacob. 29 Esau selleth his birthright.
2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, b and Ishbak, and Shuah. c
3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, d and Dedan. e And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah,f and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.
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 g from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto h 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 i old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered k 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 pur chased of the sons of Heth: 7 there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
11 T 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
Jacob and Esau born.
GENESIS, XXVI. sons of Ishmael, by their names, B. C. 1867. according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, 14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
15 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 m princes according to their nations.
1 or, Hadad.
n1 Sam. 15.7.
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 n Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and t ch.27.29. he 2 died in the presence of all his brethren.
22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire s of the LORD.
27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning v hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in w tents.
28 And Isaac loved Esau, because 3 he did eat of his venison: z but Rebekah loved Jacob. 29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint.
19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:
20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, o the daughter of Bethuel p the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
21 And Isaac entreated the LORD ch.27.19. q for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was entreated of r him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
w Heb. 11.9.
1 Isaac goeth to Gerar: 2 God blesseth him: 26 Abimelech's covenant. ND there was a famine in the
A farmine a
3 Sojourn c in this land and I will be with thee, d and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, 1 will give all e these countries, and I will perform the oath f which I sware unto Abraham thy father;
4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed g shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
y Job 21.15.
23 And the LORD said unto her,
36.6. Heb. 12.16. Is.22.13.
5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, h and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
1 Co. 15.32.
24 T And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: 7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, i She is my sister: for he feared k to say,
25 And the first came out red, all (CHAP. 26.) She is my wife; lest, said he, the men over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
of the place should kill me for Re-
26 And after that came his brother c Ps.39.12.
8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.
e ch.13.15. 15.18. 22.16. f Ps. 105.9. Mi.7.20. g ch.22.18.
Esau selleth his birthright.
30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, 4 with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called 5 Edom. 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
32 And Esau said, Behold, I am 6 at the point to die: and what profit y shall this birthright do to me? 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright z unto Jacob.
31 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat a and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised b his birthright.