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31 T And the first-born said unto the younger, them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah Our father is old, and there is not a man in the his wife. earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will be with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.

16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: "behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes unto 33 And they made their father drink wine that all that are with thee, and with all other: thus night and the first-born went in, and lay with she was reproved.

her father; and he perceived not when she lay 17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God down, nor when she arose. healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid

34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the servants; and they bare children. first-born said unto the younger, Behold, I lay 18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the yesternight with my father: let us make him wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and Sarah, Abraham's wife. lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our

father.

CHAP. XXI
The birth of Isaac.

35 And they made their father drink wine that AND the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, night also: and the younger arose, and lay with and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had him; and he perceived not when she lay down, spoken. nor when she arose.

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 same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

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

Abraham denieth his wife.

ND Abraham journeyed from thence toward

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

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

4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, being eight days old, as God had commanded him. 5 And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

61 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

A the south country, and divelled between 7 And she said, Who would have said unto

Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.

Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have borne him a son in his old age.

2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: And Abimelech king of Gerar sent 8 And the child grew, and was weaned and and took Sarah. Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou 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? 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 bands have I done this.

6And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me therefore suffered 1 thee not to touch her.

91And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had borne unto Abraham, mocking. 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bond-woman, and her son: for the son of this bond-woman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight, because of his son. 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. 7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for 13 And also of the son of the bond-woman will he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and I make a nation, because he is thy seed. thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know 14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, thou that thou shalt surely die, thou and all that and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave are thine. it unto Hagar (putting it on her shoulder) and 8Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and called all his servants, and told all these things and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. in their ears: and the men were sore afraid. 15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said she cast the child under one of the shrubs. unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and 16 And she went, and sat her down over what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought against him, a good way off, as it were a bowon rue and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast shot for she said, Let me not see the death of done deeds unto me that ought not to be done. the child. And she sat over against him, and 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What lifted up her voice, and wept. sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing? 17 And God heard the voice of the lad: and 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar they will slay me for my wife's sake. Fear not; for God hath heard the voice of

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

13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.

14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and men-servants, and women-servants, and gave

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thy hand: for I will make him a great nation 19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water: and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. 20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer. 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the landlof Egypt.

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Abimelech's covenant with Abraham.

GENESIS.

Abraham blessed again.

22 ¶ And it came to pass at that time, that Abi- 12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the elech and Phichol the chief captain of his host lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou bast in all that thou doest: not withheld thy son, thine only son, from me. 23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God, 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and lookthat thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with ed, and behold, behind him a ram caught in a my son, nor with my son's son: but according to thicket by his horns: And Abraham went and the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt ofshalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou fering in the stead of his son. hast sojourned.

24 And Abraham said, I will swear.

25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to-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.

29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe-lambs, which thou hast set by themselves?

30 And he said, For these seven ewe-lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me that I have digged this well. 31 Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba; because there they sware both of them.

32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

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 be seen.

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 thou hast done this thing, and bast not withheld thy son, thine only son:" 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea-shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up, and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba. 20 1 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

331 And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
sheba, and called there on the name of the
LORD, the everlasting God.

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

Trial of Abraham's faith. AND it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham And he said, Behold, here I am. ? And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, 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.

23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother. 24 And his concubine, whose name was Reu-* mah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

CHAP. XXIII.

Death and burial of Sarah. AND Sarah was a hundred and seven 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 Abrahain came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. 31 And Abraham stood up from before his 3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young 4I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the me a possession of a burying-place with you, wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up, and that I may bury my dead out of my sight. went unto the place of which God had told him. 5 And the children of Heth answered Abra4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his ham, saying unto him, eyes, and saw the place afar off.

5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. 6 And Abraham took the wood of the burntoffering, and laid it upon Isaac his sou; and he took the fire in his hand and a knife: and they went both of them together.

6 Hear us, my lord; thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead: none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead. 7 And Abraham stood up and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth. 8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son of Zohar, son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: 9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, but where is the lamb for a burnt-offering?

which he hath, which is in the end of his field; 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide for as much money as it is worth he shall give it himself a lamb for a burnt-offering: so 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 Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. 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.

me, for a possession of a burying-place among you. 10 And Ephron dwelt among 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 gate of his city, saying, 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give 1 it thee: bury thy dead.

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

Baral buried in Machpelah.

CHAP. XXIV.

Abraham's servant entertained.

13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience and I will give thy camels drink also: let the of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt same be she that thou hast appointed for thy sergive it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee vant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou money for the field; take it of me, and I will hast shewed kindness unto my master. bury my dead there. 15 And it came to pass, before he had done 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying speaking, that behold, Rebekah came out, who unto him, was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of 15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon four hundred shekels of silver; what is that be- her shoulder. twixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.

16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, 16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron, and a virgin; neither had any man known her: and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, he had named in the audience of the sons of and came up. 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 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.

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.

19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.

20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw 19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his water, and drew for all his camels. wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before 21 And the man, wondering at her, held his Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan. peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his 20 And the field, and the cave that is therein journey prosperous, or not. were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burving-place, by the sons of Heth.

CHAP. XXIV.

A wife sought for Isaac.

22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden ear-ring, of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold,

AND Abraham was old and well stricken in 23 and said, Whose daughter art thou 7 tell me,

age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.

? And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:

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 bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thon shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I dwell: 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac. master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my 5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure master of his mercy and his truth: 1 being in the the woman will not be willing to follow me unto way, the LORD led me to the house of my mas this land: must I peeds bring thy son again unto ter's brethren. the land from whence thou camest?

28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her

6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou, mother's house these things that thou bring not my son thither again.

29 1 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name 71 The LORD God of heaven, which took me was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, from my father's house, and from the land of unto the well.

my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that 30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earsware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give ring, and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and this land: he shall send his angel before thee, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence. saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he 8 And if the woman will not be willing to fol- came unto the man, and behold, he stood by the low thee, then thou shalt be clear from this mine camels at the well. oath; only bring not my son thither again.

31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the 9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh LORD, wherefore standest thou without? for 1 of Abraham his master, and sware to him con- have prepared the house, and room for the camels. cerning that matter. 32 And the man came into the house: and he 10 And the servant took ten camels, of the ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provencamels of his master, and departed; (for all the der for the camels, and water to wash his feet, goods of his master were in his hand;) and he and the men's feet that were with him. arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city 33 And there was set meat before him to eatì of Nahor. but he said, I will not eat until I have told mine 11 And he made his camels to kneel down with-errand. And he said, Speak on. out the city by a well of water, at the time of 34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant. the evening, even the time that women go out to 35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatdraw water: ly, and he is become great: and he hath given

12 And he said, O LORD God of my master him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this men-servants, and maid-servants, and camels, day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. and asses.

13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; 36 And Sarah, my master's wife, bare a son to and the daughters of the men of the city come my master when she was old: and unto him hath out to draw water: he given all that he hath.

14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to 37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:

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Rebekah consenteth to go.

38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son. 39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.

GENESIS.
The generations of Ishmael.
they rode upon the camels, and followed the man:
and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
62 And Isaac came from the way of the well
Lahai-rot; for he dwelt in the south country.
63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field
at the even-tide and he lifted up his eyes, and
saw, and behold, the camels were coming.
64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when
she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
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 and covered herself.
66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he
had done.

40 And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house. 41 Then shalt thou be clear from this mine oath, when thou conest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath. 42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper 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; 44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the LORD bath appointed out for any master's son.

45 And before I had done speaking in mine

heart, 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.

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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.

67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death. CHAP. XXV.

Abraham's death and burial.

THEN again Abraham took a wife, and her

name was Keturah.

2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba,and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

4 And the sons of Midian; Ephab, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter 5¶ And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, 6 But unto the sons of the concubines which Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him and Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent I put the ear-ring upon her face, and the brace-them away from Isaac his son (while he yet lets upon her hands. lived) eastward, unto the east country.

48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped 7 And these are the days of the years of Abrathe LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my ham's life which he lived, a hundred threescore master Abraham, which had led me in the right and fifteen years. way to take my master's brother's daughter unto 8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

his son.

49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael burled him in that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left. the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered, and said, son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre ; The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we can- 10 The field which Abraham purchased of the not speak unto thee bad or good. sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

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 canie to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.

53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah. He gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.

54 And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.

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, Hinder me 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 damsel, and inquire at her mouth.

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58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, will go.

11 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 sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

14 And Mishna, 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 princes according to their nations.

17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael: a 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 Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren. 19 And these are the generations of Isaac, 59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac: hor nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men. 20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the her, Thou art our sister; be thou the mother of Syrian of Tadan-aram, the sister of Laban the thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess Syrian.

the gate of those which hate then.

21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, 61 ¶ And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and because she was barren: and the LORD was en

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Birth of Esau and Jacob.

CHAP. XXVI, XXVII.

Abimelech's covenant with Isans. treated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received 22 And the children struggled together within in the same year a hundred-fold: and the LORD her: and she said, If it be so, why am I thus ? blessed him: And she went to inquire of the LORD.

13 And the man waxed great, and went for

23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations ward, and grew until he became very great: ure in thy womb, and two manner of people 14 For he had possession of flocks, and posses shall be separated from thy bowels: and the one sion of herds, and great store of servants: And people shall be stronger than the other people; the Philistines envied him.

and the elder shall serve the younger.

15 For all the wells which his father's servants

24 1 And when her days to be delivered were had digged in the days of Abraham his father, fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. the Philistines had stopped them, and filied them 25 And the first came out red, all over like a with earth.

hairy garment and they called his name Esau. 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us: 26 And after that came his brother out, and his for thou art much mightier than we. hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name 17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. years old when she bare them.

27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man dwelling in tents.

28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. 29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint.

30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, 1 pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. 32 And Esau said. Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit 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 unto Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

CHAP. XXVI. Isaac sojourneth in Gerar. ND there was a famine in the land, besides AND was a was in

Abraham.

And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.

18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esck; because they strove with him.

21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah. 22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

23 And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba. 24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.

25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well. 26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichof 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, the chief captain of his army.

2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt: dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of.

and will bless thee: for unto thee, and unto thy 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come seed I will give all these countries, and I will yc to me, sceing ye hate me, and have sent me perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham away from you?

thy father;

28 And they said, We saw certainly that the 4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and these countries: and in thy seed shall all the thee, and let us make a covenant with thee: nations of the earth be blessed:

5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept any charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:

7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.

8 Aud 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.

29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD 30 And he made them a feast, and they did cat and drink.

31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another; and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace. 32 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water.

33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the name 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Be-of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day. hold, of a surety she is thy wife and how saidst 34 And Esau was forty years old when he took thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, him, Because I said, Lest I die for her. and Bashemail the daughter of Elon the Hittite! 10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast 35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and done unto us? one of the people might lightly to Rebekah. have lain with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.

CHAP. XXVII.

Isaac sendeth Esau for venison. ND it came to pass, that when Isaac was

11 And Abimelech charged all his people, say old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could

Ing, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

Inot see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said

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