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f5 And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

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

7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have borne him a son in his old age.

over against him, and lifted up
her voice, and wept.
f17 And God heard the voice of
the lad: and the angel of God
called to Hagar out of heaven.
and said unto her, What aileth
thee, Hagar? Fear not; for God
hath heard the voice of the lad
where he is.

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and
hold him in thy hand: for I will
make him a great nation.
am 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.

8 And the child grew, and was weaned and Abraham made great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

f9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had borne unto Abraham, mocking.

20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the 10 Wherefore she said unto wilderness, and became an archer. Abraham, Cast out this bond-wo- g 21 And he dwelt in the wilderman, and her son: for the son of ness of Paran: and his mother this bond-woman shall not be heir took him a wife out of the land of 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.

13 And also of the son of the bond-woman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

Egypt.

f22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:

23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

24 And Abraham said, I will swear.

g 14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it p 25 And Abraham reproved Aunto Hagar (putting it on her bimelech because of a well of washoulder) and the child, and sent ter, which Abimelech's servants her away and she departed, and had violently taken away. wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

f15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

; 16 And she went, and sat her down over against him, a good way off, as it were a bow-shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat

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. f27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech: and both of them made a covenant.

28 And Abraham set seven ewelambs 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.

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

g 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. t 33 ¶ And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-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.

of the burnt-offering, and laid it
upon Isaac his son; and he took
the fire in his hand and a knife:
and they went both of them to-
gether.

s 7 And Isaac spake unto Abra-
ham his father, and said, My fa-
ther: and he said, Here am I, my
son. And he said, Behold the fire
and the wood: but where is the
lamb for a burnt-offering?
t 8 And Abraham said, My son,
God will provide 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.

s 10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

AND it came to pass after m 11 And the angel of the LORD

these things, that God did called unto him out of heaven, and tempt Abraham, and said unto said, Abraham, Abraham. And him, Abraham And he said, Be- he said, Here am I. hold, here I am.

12 And he said, Lay not thine g 2 And he said, Take now thy hand upon the lad, neither do son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou any thing unto him: for now thou lovest, and get thee into the I know that thou fearest God, seeland of Moriah; and offer him ing thou hast not withheld thy son, there for a burnt-offering upon thine only son, from me. one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. d 3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt- the stead of his son. offering, and rose up, and went un-t 14 And Abraham called the to the place of which God had told name of that place Jehovah-jireh : as it is said to this day, In the

him.

f 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: And Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt-offering in

f4 Then on the third day Abra-mount of the LORD it shall be seen. ham lifted up his eyes, and saw t 15 ¶ And the angel of the LORD the place afar off. called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,

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

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

f17 That in blessing I will bless choice of our sepulchres bury thy thee, and in multiplying I will dead: none of us shall withhold multiply thy seed as the stars of from thee his sepulchre, but that the heaven, and as the sand which thou mayest bury thy dead. is upon the sea-shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

d 7 And Abraham stood up and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth. 18 And in thy seed shall all the 8 And he communed with them, nations of the earth be blessed; saying, If it be your mind that I because thou hast obeyed my voice. should bury my dead out of my g 19 So Abraham returned unto sight, hear me, and entreat for me his young men, and they rose up, to Ephron the son of Zohar, and went together to Beer-sheba ; | 9 That he may give me the cave and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba. of Machpelah, which he hath, f20 And it came to pass after which is in the end of his field; these things, that it was told Abra- for as much money as it is worth ham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she he shall give it me, for a possession hath also borne children unto thy of a burying-place among you. brother Nahor;

o 10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of

21 Huz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram, 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Heth, even of all that went in at 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.

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CHAP. XXIII.

the gate of his city, saying,
u 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 I it thee: bury thy dead.

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

ND Sarah was a hundred ƒ 13 And he spake unto Ephron in and seven and twenty the audience of the people of the years old: these were the years of land, saying, But if thou wilt give the life of Sarah. it, I pray thee, hear me: I will g 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-give thee money for the field: take arba; the same is Hebron in the it of me, and I will bury my dead land of Canaan: And Abraham there. came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

f3 And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,

4 I am a stranger and a sojourn er with you: give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, 6 Hear us, my lord; thou art a mighty prince among us: in the

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.

g 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

o 13 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.

f20 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.

CHAP. XXIV.

Unto thy seed will I give this land: he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.

8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this mine oath; only bring not my son thither again.

c 9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

g 10 T 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. f11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water, at the time of the

fAND Abraham was old and evening, even the time that women

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well stricken in age and go out to draw water: the LORD had blessed Abraham ind 12 T And he said, O LORD God all things. of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.

2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh: g 3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I dwell :

d 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

14 And let it come to 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 shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from 15 And it came to pass, bewhence thou camest?

6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou, that thou bring not my son thither again.

fore he had done 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.

e7 The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my 16 And the damsel was very kindred, and which spake unto me, fair to look upon, a virgin; neither and that sware unto me, saying, 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.

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 Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man, and behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD, wherefore standest thou without? for I have

19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. f20 And she hasted, and emptied prepared the house, and room for her pitcher into the trough, and the camels.

ran again unto the well to draw f 32 And the man came into the water, and drew for all his camels. house: and he ungirded his camels, 21 And the man, wondering at and gave straw and provender ber, held his peace, to wit whether for the camels, and water to wash the LORD had made his journey his feet, and the men's feet that prosperous, or not. were with him.

f22 And it came to pass, as the 33 And there was set meat becamels had done drinking, that the fore him to eat but he said, I will man took a golden ear-ring, of not eat until I have told mine erhalf a shekel weight, and two rand. And he said, Speak on. bracelets for her hands of ten 34 And he said, I am Abraham's 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?

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, 24 And she said unto him, I am and gold, and men-servants, and the daughter of Bethuel the son of maid-servants, and camels, and Milcah, which she bare unto Na- asses. hor.

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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. ƒ 37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose

c 27 And he said, Blessed be the
LORD God of my master Abra-land I dwell:
ham, 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.

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.

23 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's houser 40 And he said unto me, The these things. LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take

f 29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban:

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