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The building of Babel.

GENESIS. 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 Gonorrah, 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 T Unto Shem also, the fatherof 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 23 An, the children of Aram; Uz, and and daughters. Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty 24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and years, and begat Salah. Salah legat Eher.

13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat 25 And unto Eber were born two sons: Salah four hundred and three years, and the name of one wcs Peleg, for in his begat sons and daughters. days was the earth divided ; and his bro 14 And Salalt lived thirty years, and ther's name was Joktan.

begat Eber: 26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and 15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, four hundred and three years, and begat

27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Dik- sons and daughters. lah,

16 And Eber lived four and thirty 28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, years, and begat Peleg: 29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: 17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg all these were the sons of Joktan. four hundred and thirty years, and begat

30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, sons and daughters. as thou goest unto Sephar, a mount of the 18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and east.

begat Reu: 3. 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 Noab, after their generations, in their and begat Serug. nations: and by these were the nations 21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug divided in the earth after the flood. two hundred and seven years, and begat CHAP. XI.

sons and daughters. ND the whole earth was of one lanA

22 And Serug lived thirty years, and guage, and of one speech,

begat Nahor: 2 Ånd it came to pass, as they journey: 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, 25 And Nahor lived after he begat Te. and slime had they for mortar.

rah a hundred and nineteen years, and 4 And they said, Go to, let us build begat sons and daughters. us a city, and a tower, whose top may 26 And Terah lived seventy years, and reach unto heaven; and let us make us a begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. name, lest we be scattered abroad upon 27 1 Now these are the generations of the face of the whole earth.

Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and 5 And the LORD came down to see Haran: and Haran begat Lot. the city avd the tower, which the children 28 And Haran died before his father of inen builded.

Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur 6 And the Lord said, Behold, the peo- of the Chaidees. 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 lie 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.

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The call of Abran.

CHAP. XII, XIII. Abrain and Lot separate. But Sarai was barren; she had no ter: that it may be well with me for thy

sake; and my soul shall live because ot $1 And Terah took Abram his son, thee. Dil Lot the son of Haran his son's son, 14 | And it came to pass, that, when Di 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 ten from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into fair. the land of Canaan; and they came unto 15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw Haran, and dwelt there.

her, and commended her before Pharaoh : 32 And the days of Terah_were two and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's Andred and five years: and Terah died house. in Haran.

16 And he entreated Abram well for CHAP. XII.

her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, TOW the LORD had said unto Abram, and he-asses, and men-servants, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's 17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and boese, unto a land that I will shew thee: his house with great plagues because of

9 Aud I will make of thee a great na- Sarai, Abram's wife. tion, and I will bless thee, and make thy 18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and mame 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? tbee shall all families of the earth be 19 Why saidst thou, She is sister? blessed.

so I might have taken her to me to wisc: 4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had now therefore behold thy wise, take her, spoken unto him, and Lot went with him: and go thy way. aut Abram was seventy and five years old 20 And Pharaoh commanded his men sben be departed out of Haran. concerning him: and they sent him away,

5 And Ahram took Sarai his wife, and and his wife, and all that he had. Lot his brother's son, and all their sub

CHAP. XIII. stance that they had gathered, and the ND Abram went up out of Egypt, he, they went forth to go into the land of Ca-Lot with him, into the south. an; and into the land of Canaan they 2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, came.

in silver, and in gold. 6 Aod Abram passed through the land 3 And he went on his journeys from the into the place of Sichem, unto the plain south even to Beth-el, unto the place of Norehi. 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, 4 Unto the place of the altar, which he and said, Unto thy seed will I give this had made there at the first: and there land: and there builded he an altar unto Abram called on the name of the LORD. the LORD, who appeared unto him. 5 And Lot also, which went with Abram,

9 And he removed from thence unto a had flocks, and herds, and tents. miuntain on the east of Beth-el, and pitch 6 And the land was not able to bear ed his tent, having Beth-el on the west, then, that they might dwell together : for ani Hai on the east: and there he builded their substance was great, so that they an altar unto the LORD, and called upon could not dwell together. the narae of the LORD.

7 And there was a strife between the 9 And Abram journeyed, going on still herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdtoward the south.

men of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite 10 | And there was a famine in the and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. laod: 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 herdinen 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 bis wife, Behold now, 1 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 listed up his eyes, and befby 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: weil watered every where, before the 13 Say, I pray thee, tirou ari my sis- LORD destroyed Sodom and Go.norral,

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The battle of four kings
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against five. even as the garden of the LORD, like the raphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Ellasar; four kings with five.

11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and slime-pits; and the kings of Sodom and they separated themselves the one from Gomorrah fied, and fell there: and they the other.

that remained fled to the mountain. 12 Abram dwelled in the land of Ca 11 And they took all the goods of S)naan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the dom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. and went their way.

13 But the men of Sodom were wicked 12 And they took Lot, Abram's broand sinners before the Lord, exceedingly. ther's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his

14 | And the Lord said unto Abram, goods, and departed. after that Lot was separated from him, 13 | And there came one that had es. Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the caped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for place where thou art, northward, and he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amosouthward, and eastward, and westward: rite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of

15 For all the land which thou seest, Aner: and these were confederate with to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for Abram.

14 And when Abram heard that his 16 And I will make thy seed as the brother was taken captive, he aroned his dust of the earth: so that if a man can trained servants, born in his own house, number the dust of the earth, then shall three hundred and eighteen, and pursued thy seed also be numbered.

them unto Dan. 17 Arise, walk through the land in the 15 And he divided himself against them, length of it and in the breadth of it; for he and his servants by night, and sinote I will give it unto thee.

them, and pursued them unto Hobah, 18 Then Abrain removed his tent, and which is on the left hand of Damascus. came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, 16 And be brought back all the goods, which is in Hebron, and built there an and also brought again his brother Lot, altar unto the Lord.

and his goods, and the women also, and CHAP. XIV.

the people. A ND it came to pass, in the days of 17 1 And the king of Sodom went out

Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch to meet him (after his return from the king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the Elam, and Tidal king of nations ; kings that were with him) at the valley of

2 That these made war with Bera king Shaveh, which is the king's dale. of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Go 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem morrah, Shinab king of Admah, and She- brought forth bread and wine: and he meber king of Zeboiim, and the king of was the priest of the Most High God. Bela, which is Zoar.

19 And he blessed him, and said, 3 All these were joined together in the Blessed be Abram of the Most High God, vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. possessor of heaven and earth :

4 Twelve years they served Chedor 20 And blessed be the Most High God, laomer,and in the thirteenth year they re- which hath delivered thine enemies into belled.

thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. 5 And in the fourteenth year came 21 And the king of Sodom said unto Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were Abram, Give me the persons, and take with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ash- the goods to thyself. teroth Karnajm, and the Zuzims in Ham, 27 And Abram said to the king of Soand the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, dom, I have listed up mine hand unto the

6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, LORD, the Most High God, the possessor of unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness. heaven and earth,

7. And they returned, and came to En 23 That I will not take from a thread mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all even to a shoe-latchet, and that I will not the country of the Amalekites, and also take any thing that is thine, lest thou the Amorítes, that dwelt in Hazezon- shouldest say, I have made Abram rich : tamar.

24 Save only that which the young men 8 And there went out the king of So-have eaten, and the portion of the men doni, and the king of Gomorrah, and the which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, Mamre ; let then take their portion. and the king of Bela, (the same is Zoar;)

CHAP. XV. vale of Siddim;

unto Abram in a vision 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and with Tidal king of nations, and Am-and thy exceeding great reward.

made their iained battle with them in tié AFTER these things the word of the

God encourages Abram CHAP. XVI, XVII. Hagar flees from Sarai. # And Abram said, Lord God, what

CHAP. XVI. and the steward" of my house of this ess: No Sarai,

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an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behast given no seed: and lo, one born in hold, now, the Lord hath restrained me ay bouse is mine heir.

from bearing : I pray thee go in unto my 4 And behold, the word of the LORD maid; it may be that I may obtain chilcome unto him, saying, This shall not be dren by her. And Abram hearkened to thine heir; but he that shall come forth the voice of Sarai. out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 3 And Sarai,Abram's wife, took Hagar her

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt said, Look now toward heaven, and tell ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave the stars, if thou be able to number them: her to her husband Abram to be his wife. and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 4 | And he went in unto Hagar, and

6 And he believed in the LORD; and he she conceived: and when she saw that she counted it to him for righteousness. had conceived, her mistress was despised

7 And he said unto him, I am the Lord in her eyes. that brought thee out of Ur of the Chal 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong dees, to give thee this land to inherit it. be upon thee: I have given my maid into

8 And he said, Lord God, whereby thy bosom; and when she saw that she had shall I know that I shall inherit it? conceived, I as despised in her eyes: the

9 And he said unto him, Take me a LORD judge between me and thee. heifer of three ycars old, and a she-goat 6 But Åbram said unto Sarai, Behold, of three years old, and a ram of three years thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it aid, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon. pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt

10 And he took unto him all these, and hardly with her, she fled from her face. divided them in the midst, and laid each 7. And the angel of the LORD found piece one against another': but the birds her by a fountain of water in the wilderdivided he not.

ness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. 11 And when the fowls came down upon 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, the carcasses, Abram drove them away. whence camest thou ? and whither wilt

12 And when the sun was going down, thou go? And she said, I flee from the face a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, a of my mistress Sarai. borror of great darkness fell upon him. 9 And the angel of the LORD said unto

13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a her, Return to thy mistress, and submit surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in thyself under her hands. a land that is not theirs, and shall serve 10 And the angel of the LORD said unto them; and they shall afflict them four her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, kundred years;

that it shall not be numbered for multitude. 14 And also that nation whom they shall 11 And the angel of the LORD said unto serve, will I judge: and afterward shall her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt they come out with great substance. bear a son, and shalt call his name ish

15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in mael; because the LORD bath heard thy peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old affliction.

12 And he will be a wild man; his hand 16 But in the fourth generation they will be against every man, and every man's shall come hither again: for the iniquity hand against him; and he shall dwell in oi the Amorites is not yet full.

the presence of all his brethren. 17 And it came to pass, that, when the 13 And she called the name of the LORD ein went down, and it was dark, behold that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp for she said, Have I also here looked after that passed between those pieces. him that seeth me?

18 In that same day the LORD made a 14 Wherefore the well was called Beercovenant with Abrain, saying, Unto thy lahai-roi ; behold, it is between Kadesh seed have I given this land, from the river and Bered. o Egypt unto the great river, the river 15 | And Hagar bare Abram a son: Euphrates :

and Abram called his son's name, which 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, Hagar bare, Ishmael. and tbe Kadmonites,

16 | And Abram was fourscore and 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to and the Repbaims,

Abram. 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaan

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Circumcision instituted.

GENESIS. Abraham cnicriuineth angels. Abram, and said unto him, I am the Al 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall mighty God; walk before me, and be thou bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt perfect.

call his name Isaac: and I will establish 2 And I will make my covenant be- my covenant with him for an everlasting tween me and thee, and will multiply thee covenant, and with his seed after him. exceedingly.

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and talked with him, saying,

will make him fruitful, and will multiply 4 As for me, behold, my covenant is him exceedingly: twelve princes shall be with thee, and thou shalt be a father of beget, and I will make liim a great nation. many nations.

21 But my covenant will I establish 5 Neither shall thy name any more be with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto called Abram, but thy name shall be Abra- thee at this set time in the next year. bam; for a father of many nations have I 22 And he left off talking with him, and made thee.

God went up from Abraham. 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruit 23 | And Abraham took Ishmael his ful, and I will make nations of thee; and son, and all that were born in his house, kings shall come out of thee.

and all that were bought with his inoney, 7 And I will establish my covenant be- every male among the inen of Abrahain's tween me and thee, and thy seed after house; and circumcised the flesh of their thee, in their generations, for an everlast- foreskin, in the self-same day, as God had ing covenant; to be a God unto thee, and said unto him. to thy seed after thee.

24 And Abraham was ninety years old ikti 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy and nine, when he was circumcised in the seed after thee, the land wherein thou art flesh of his foreskin. a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen everlasting possession, and I will be their years old, when he was circumcised in God.

the flesh of his foreskin. 9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou 26 In the self-same day was Abrahama shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, circumcised, and Ishmael his son; and thy seed alterthee, in their generations. 27 And all the men of his house, born :

10 This is my covenant, which ye shall in the house, and bought with money of keep, between me and you, and thy seed the stranger, were circumcised with him. after thee; Every man-child among you

CHAP. XVIII. shall be circumcised. 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of AND the LORD appeared unto him in

the plains of Mamre: and he sat in your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the tent-door in the heat of the day; the covenant betwixt me and you.

2 And he listed up his eyes and looked, 12 And he that is eight days old shall and lo, three men stood by him: and be circumcised among you, every man- when he saw them, he ran to meet them child in your generations, he that is born from the tent-door, and bowed himself toin the house, or bought with money of ward the ground, any stranger, which is not of thy seed. 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have

13 He that is born in thy house, and he found favour in thy sight, pass not away, that is bought with thy money, must needs I pray thee, from thy servant : be circumcised: and my covenant shall be 4 Let a little water, I

pray you, be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant, fetched, and wash your feet, and rest

14 And the uncircumcised man-child, yourselves under the tree : whose flesh of his foreskin is not circum 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, cised, that soul shall be cut off from his and comfort ye your hearts; after that people; he hath broken my covenant. you shall pass on : for therefore are ye

15 T'And God said unto Abraham, As come to your servant. And they said, So for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her do, as thou hast said. name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent

16 And I will bless her, and give thee unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, three measures of fine meal, knead it, and she shall be a mother of nations ; kings and make cakes upon the hearth. of people shall be of her.

7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and 17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, fetched a calf tender and good, and gave and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall it unto a young man ; and he hasted to a child be born unto him that is a hundred dress it. years old ? and shall Sarah, that is ninety 8 And he took butter, and milk, and years old, bear?

the calf which he had dressed, and set it 18 And Abraham said into God, Othat before them; and he stood by them under Ishmael might live before thee!

the tree, and they did eat.

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