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Abraham denies his wife.


ed between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar!


Isaac born-Hagar banished So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, and his maid-servants; and they bare She is my sister: And Abimelech king of children. Gerar sent and took Sarah.


18 For the LORD had fast closed up all 3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream the wombs of the house of Abimelech, beby night, and said to him, Behold, thou cause of Sarah, Abraham's wife. art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken: for she is a man's wife. 4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?

AND the LORD visited Sarah as he had

said, and the LORD did unto Sarah 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,

5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart, and innocency of my hands have I done this. 6 And God said unto him in a dream, bare to him, Isaac. 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld Isaac, being eight days old, as God had thee from sinning against me: therefore commanded him. suffered I thee not to touch her.

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

5 And Abraham was a hundred years

7 Now therefore restore the man his old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. 6 T And Sarah said, God hath made me wife, for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live and if thou to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh restore her not, know thou that thou shalt with me. surely die, thou and all that are thine.

7 And she said, Who would have said 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in unto Abraham, that Sarah should have the morning, and called all his servants, given children suck? for I have borne him and told all these things in their ears: and a son in his old age.

the men were sore afraid.

8 And the child grew, and was wean

9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, ed: and Abraham made a great feast the and said unto him, What hast thou done same day that Isaac was weaned. 9 T And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my Egyptian, which she had borne unto Abrakingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds ham, mocking. unto me that ought not to be done.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, Cast out this bond-woman, and her son: What sawest thou, that thou hast done this for the son of this bond-woman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. thing? 11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight, because of his son.

11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.

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

12 ¶ And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight, because of the lad, and because of thy bond-woman; 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 bond-wo13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's man will I make a nation, because he is house, that I said unto her, This is thy thy seed. 14 And Abraham rose up early in the kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar (putting it of me, He is my brother. 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and on her shoulder) and the child, and sent oxen, and men-servants, and women-ser- her away and she departed, and wanvants, and gave them unto Abraham, and dered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. 15 And the water was spent in the botrestored him Sarah his wife. 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my tle, and she cast the child under one of the land is before thee: dwell where it pleas-shrubs. eth thee.

16 And she went, and sat her down over 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I against him, a good way off, as it were a have given thy brother a thousand pieces bow-shot: for she said, Let me not see the of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering death of the child. And she sat over of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, against him, and lifted up her voice, and and with all other: thus she was reproved. wept.


Abraham covenants with Abimelech: GENESIS. Commanded to sacrifice Isaac.

17 And God heard the voice of the lad :| said unto him, Abraham: And he said, and the angel of God called to Hagar out Behold, here I am.

of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine thee, Hagar? Fear not; for God hath only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get heard the voice of the lad where he is. thee into the land of Moriah; and offer 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him him there for a burnt-offering upon one of in thine hand: for I will make him a great the mountains which I will tell thee of. 3 And Abraham rose up early in the 19 And God opened her eyes, and she morning, and saddled his ass, and took saw a well of water: and she went, and two of his young men with him, and Isaac filled the bottle with water, and gave the his son, and clave the wood for the burntlad drink. offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.


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

4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 5 And Abraham said unto his young

21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran and his mother took him a wife men, Abide ye here with the ass, and I out of the land of Egypt. and the lad will go yonder and worship,

22 T And it came to pass at that time, and come again to you. that Abimelech and Phichol the chief cap- 6 And Abraham took the wood of the tain of his host, spake unto Abraham, say- burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his ing, God is with thee in all that thou son; and he took the fire in his hand and a doest: knife: and they went both of them to

23 Now therefore swear unto me here gether. by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his me, nor with my son, nor with my son's father, and said, My father: and he said, son: but according to the kindness that I Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto the fire and the wood: but where is the me, and to the land wherein thou hast so- lamb for a burnt-offering? journed.

8 And Abraham said, My son, God will 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offer25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech ing so they went both of them together. because of a well of water, which Abime- 9 And they came to the place which lech's servants had violently taken away. God had told him of; and Abraham built 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who an altar there, and laid the wood in orhath done this thing: neither didst thou der; and bound Isaac his son, and laid tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to him on the altar upon the wood. day.

27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech: and both of them made a covenant.

28 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of the flock by themselves.

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, Abraham, Abraham. And he said, Here am I.

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand up29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, on the lad, neither do thou any thing unto What mean these seven ewe-lambs, which him: for now I know that thou fearest thou hast set by themselves? God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy

30 And he said, For these seven ewe-son, thine only son, from me. lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and they may be a witness unto me that I have looked, and behold, behind him a ram digged this well.

31 Wherefore he called that Beer-sheba; because there they both of them.

caught in a thicket by his horns: And place Abraham went and took the ram, and ofsware fered him up for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son.

14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall

32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines. be seen. 33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.


AND it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and

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

16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because hou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son,

thine only son:

17 That in blessing I will bless thes

The death of Sarah.


Abraham's charge. and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed give I thee, and the cave that is therein, as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand I give it thee; in the presence of the sons which is upon the sea-shore; and thy seed of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead. shall possess the gate of his enemies ; 12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.

18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed: because thou hast 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the obeyed my voice. audience of the people of the land, say19 So Abraham returned unto his young ing, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, men, and they rose up, and went togeth- hear me: I will give thee money for the er to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at field take it of me, and I will bury my. Beer-sheba. dead there.

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

21 Huz his first-born, and Buz his brother, 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, Abraham's brother.

24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah. CHAP. XXIII.

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 hundred 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 Sarah was a hundred and seven and all the trees that were in the field, that

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,

4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

5 And the children of Heth answered saying unto him,

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 for a possession of a burying-place, by the sons of Heth.


ND Abraham was old and well

brahim, saying lord; thou art a mighty A stricken in age and the LORD had

prince among us in the choice of our blessed Abraham in all things. sepulchres bury thy dead: none of us shall 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest serwithhold from thee his sepulchre, but that vant of his house, that ruled over all that thou mayest bury thy dead. he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:

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

3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of 8 And he communed with them, saying, the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife If it be your mind that I should bury my unto my son of the daughters of the Cadead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat naanites among whom I dwell : for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, 9 That he may give me the cave of and to my kindred, and take a wife unto Machpelah, which he hath, which is in my son Isaac.

the end of his field; for as much money 5 And the servant said unto him, Peras it is worth he shall give it me, for a adventure the woman will not be willing possession of a burying-place among you. to follow me unto this land: must I needs 10 And Ephron dwelt among the chil-bring thy son again unto the land from dren of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite whence thou camest?

answered Abraham in the audience of the 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware children of Heth, even of all that went in thou, that thou bring not my son thither at the gate of his city, saying, 7 ¶ The LORD God of heaven, which

11 Ñay, my lord, hear me: the field


The servant meets Rebekah !


Tells his errand. took me from my father's house, and from golden ear-ring of half a shekel weight, the land of my kindred, and which spake and two bracelets for her hands of ten she unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, kels weight of gold,

Unto thy seed will I give this land: he 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? shall send his angel before thee, and thou tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy shalt take a wife unto my son from father's house for us to lodge in?

thence. 24 And she said unto him, I am the 8 And if the woman will not be willing daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear which she bare unto Nahor. 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 And the servant took ten camels, of the camels of his master, and departed; (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 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.

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 his 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 ear-ring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Re13 Behold, I stand here by the well of bekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the. water; and the daughters of the men of man unto me; that he came unto the man, the city come out to draw water : and behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy 31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and of the LORD, wherefore standest thou she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy without? for I have prepared the house, camels drink also: let the same be she that and room for the camels. thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac ; 32 And the man came into the house: and thereby shall I know that thou hast and he ungirded his camels, and gave shewed kindness unto my master. straw and provender for the camels, and 15 And it came to pass before he water to wash his feet, and the men's feet had done speaking, that behold, Rebekah that were with him.

came out, who was born to Bethuel son of 33 And there was.set meat before him Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's bro- to eat: but he said, I will not eat until I ther, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. have told mine errand. And he said, 16 And the damsel was very fair to look Speak on. 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. And she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

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 men-servants, and maid-servants, and camels, and asses..

36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath.

19 And when she had done giving him 37 And my master made me swear, drink, she said, I will draw water for thy saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my camels also, until they have done drinking. son of the daughters of the Canaanites, 20 And she hasted, and emptied her in whose land I dwell: pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto 38 But thou shalt go unto my father's the well to draw water, and drew for all house, and to my kindred, and take a wife his camels. unto my son.

21 And the man, wondering at her, 39 And I said unto my master, Peradheld his peace, to wit whether the LORD venture the woman will not follow me. had made his journey prosperous, or not. 40 And he said unto me, The LORD, 22 And it came to pass as the camels before whom I walk, will send his angel had done drinking, that the man took a with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou

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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.

Isaac marries Rebekah.

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

56 And he said unto them, Hinderme not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way? send me away, that I may go to my master. 57 And they said, We will call the dam

42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my master sel, and inquire at her mouth. Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way 58 And they called Rebekah, and said which I go: unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? 43 Behold, I stand by the well of wa-And she said, I will go. ter; and it shall come to pass, that when 59 And they sent away Rebekah their the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's serI say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little vant, and his men. water of thy pitcher to drink;

60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said

44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, unto her, Thou art our sister; be thou the and I will also draw for thy camels: let mother of thousands of millions, and let the same be the woman whom the LORD thy seed possess the gate of those which hath appointed out for my master's son. hate them. 45 And before I had done speaking in 61 And Rebekah arose, and her mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth damsels, and they rode upon the camels, with her pitcher on her shoulder; and and followed the man and the servant she went down unto the well, and drew took Rebekah, and went his way. water and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.


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

46 And she made haste, and let down country. her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in Drink, and I will give thy camels drink the field at the even-tide: and he lifted also: so I drank, and she made the camels up his eyes, and saw, and behold, the drink also. camels were coming.

47 And I asked her, and said, Whose 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, daughter art thou? And she said, The and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom the camel.

Milcah bare unto him: and I put the ear- 65 For she had said unto the servant, ring upon her face, and the bracelets upon What man is this that walketh in the field her hands. to meet us? And the servant had said, 48 And I bowed down my head, and It is my master: therefore she took a vail worshipped the LORD, and blessed the and covered herself.

LORD God of my master Abraham, which 66 And the servant told Isaac all thing's had led me in the right way to take my that he had done.

master's brother's daughter unto his son. 67 And Isaac brought her into his mo49 And now if ye will deal kindly ther Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and and truly with my master, tell me : and if she became his wife; and he loved her: not, tell me; that I may turn to the right and Isaac was comforted after his mother's hand, or to the left.




50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered, and said, The thing proceedeth from the HEN again Abraham took a wife, and LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or her name was Keturah. good.

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2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jok51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, shan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishtake her, and go, and let her be thy mas- bak, and Shuah. ter's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken. 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and De52 And it came to pass, that, when dan. And the sons of Dedan were AsAbraham's servant heard their words, he shurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to 4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and El53 And the servant brought forth jewels daah. All these were the children of Keof silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, turah.

the earth.

and gave them to Rebekah. He gave also 5 ¶ And Abraham gave all that he had to her brother and to her mother precious unto Isaac, things.

6 But unto the sons of the concubines 54 And they did eat and drink, he and which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, the men that were with him, and tarried all and sent them away from Isaac his son night; and they rose up in the morning, (while he yet lived) eastward, unto the and he said, Send me away unto my master. east country.

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