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TABLETS OF ISAAC (and ISHMAEL)

And these are the generations of Isaac, (and Ishmael)

GENESIS Chapter 11

27 ................Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot.

28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldeans.

29 And Abram and Nahor took wives; the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldeans, to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran, and lived there.

32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.

1 And the Lord had said to Abram, Get out from your country, and from your family, and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you;

2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing;

3 And I will bless those who bless you, and curse him who curses you; and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.

4 So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken to him; and Lot went with him; and Abram was seventy five years old when he departed from Haran.

5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go to the land of Canaan; and to the land of Canaan they came.

6 And Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the terebinth of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

7 And the Lord appeared to Abram, and said, To your seed will I give this land; and there he built an altar to the Lord, who appeared to him.

8 And he moved from there to a mountain in the east of Beth-El, and pitched his tent, having Beth-El on the west, and Hai on the east; and there he built an altar to the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord.

9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the Negev.

10 And there was a famine in the land; and Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was severe in the land.

11 And it came to pass, when he came near to enter to Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that you are a pretty woman to look upon;

12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see you, that they shall say, This is his wife; and they will kill me, but you they will keep alive.

13 Say, I beg you, that you are my sister; that it may be well with me for your sake; and my soul shall live because of you.

14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw the woman that she was very pretty.

15 The princes of Pharaoh also saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken to Pharaoh's palace.

16 And he treated Abram well for her sake; and he had sheep, and oxen, and male asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and female asses, and camels.

17 And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.

18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife?

19 Why did you say, She is my sister? so I might have taken her for my wife; now therefore behold your wife, take her, and go your way.

20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.

1 And Abram went up from Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, to the Negev.

2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

3 And he went on his journeys from the Negev to Beth-El, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-El and Hai;

4 To the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first; and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.

5 And Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might live together; for their possessions were great, so that they could not live together.

7 And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle; and the Canaanite and the Perizzite lived then in the land.

8 And Abram said to Lot, Let there be no strife, I beg you, between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brothers.

9 Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself, I beg you, from me; if you will take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if you depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and saw the valley of the Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as you come to Zoar.

11 Then Lot chose for himself the valley of the Jordan; and Lot journeyed east, and they separated themselves, one from the other.

12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, and Lot lived in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

13 But the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinners before the Lord.

14 And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot was separated from him, Lift up now your eyes, and look from the place where you are to the north, and to the south, and to the east, and to the west;

15 For all the land which you see, to you will I give it, and to your seed forever.

16 And I will make your seed as the dust of the earth; so that if a man can count the dust of the earth, then shall your seed also be counted.

17 Arise, walk through the land in its length and in its breadth; for I will give it to you.

18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and lived in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar to the Lord.

1 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Kedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;

2 (K) That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboim, and the king of Belah, which is Zoar.

3 All these joined forces together in the valley of Siddim, which is the Sea of Salt.

4 Twelve years they served Kedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

5 And in the fourteenth year came Kedorlaomer, and the kings who were with him, and defeated the Raphaim in Ashteroth-Karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh-Kiriatayim,

6 And the Horites in their Mount Seir, to Elparan, which is by the wilderness.

7 And they returned, and came to Ein-Mishpat, which is Kadesh, and struck all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, who lived in Hazezon-Tamar.

8 (K) And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboim, and the king of Belah, the same is Zoar, and they joined battle with them in the valley of Siddim;

9 With Kedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.

10 And the valley of Siddim was full of slime pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and those who remained fled to the mountain.

11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their provisions, and went their way.

12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who lived in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.

13 And there came one who had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he lived in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshkol, and brother of Aner; and these were confederate with Abram.

14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them to Dan.

15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and defeated them, and pursued them to Hobah, which is on the left side of Damascus.

16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Kedorlaomer, and of the kings who were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's valley.

18 And Melchizedek king of Shalem brought forth bread and wine; and he was the priest of the Most High God.

19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the Most High God, possessor of heaven and earth;

20 And blessed be God the Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him a tenth of all.

21 And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods for yourself.

22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand to the Lord, the Most High God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

23 That I will not take from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take any thing that is yours, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich;

24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the share of the men who went with me, Aner, Eshkol, and Mamre; let them take their share.

1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram; I am your shield, and your reward will be great.

2 And Abram said, Lord God, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?

3 And Abram said, Behold, to me you have given no seed; and, lo, one born in my house is my heir.

4 And, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, This shall not be your heir; but he who shall come forth from your own bowels shall be your heir.

5 And he brought him outside, and said, Look now toward heaven, and count the stars, if you are able to count them; and he said to him, So shall your seed be.

6 And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

7 And he said to him, I am the Lord who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.

8 And he said, Lord God, how shall I know that I shall inherit it?

9 And he said to him, Bring me a three year old heifer, and a three year old female goat, and a three year old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.

10 And he took to him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each half against the other; but the birds divided he not.

11 And when the eagle came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a fear of great darkness fell upon him.

13 And he said to Abram, Know for a certainty that your seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;

14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge; and afterward shall they come out with great wealth.

15 And you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age.

16 But in the fourth generation they shall come here again; for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning torch that passed between those pieces.

18 In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, To your seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates;

19 The Kenites, and the Kenazites, and the Kadmonites,

20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Raphaim,

21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bore him no children; and she had a maid servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

2 And Sarai said to Abram, Behold now, the Lord has prevented me from bearing; I beg you, go in to my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.

3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.

4 And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

5 And Sarai said to Abram, My wrong be upon you; I have given my maid to your bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes; the Lord judge between me and you.

6 But Abram said to Sarai, Behold, your maid is in your hand; do to her as it pleases you. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

7 And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, where did you come from? and where will you go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

9 And the angel of the Lord said to her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands.

10 And the angel of the Lord said to her, I will multiply your seed exceedingly, that it shall not be counted for multitude.

11 And the angel of the Lord said to her, Behold, you are with child, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ishmael; because the Lord has heard your affliction.

12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall live in the presence of all his brothers.

13 And she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You, God see me; for she said, Have I also here looked after him who sees me?

14 Therefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

15 And Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called his son's name, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.

16 And Abram was eighty six years old, when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.

1 And when Abram was ninety nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be perfect.

2 And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.

3 And Abram fell on his face; and God talked with him, saying,

4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.

5 Neither shall your name any more be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made you.

6 And I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come out of you.

7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to you, and to your seed after you.

8 And I will give to you, and to your seed after you, the land where you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

9 And God said to Abraham, You shall keep my covenant therefore, you, and your seed after you in their generations.

10 This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your seed after you; Every male child among you shall be circumcised.

11 And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you.

12 And he who is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every male child in your generations, he who is born in the house, or bought with money from any stranger, who is not of your seed.

13 He who is born in your house, and he who is bought with your money, must be circumcised; and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

14 And the uncircumcised male child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant.

15 And God said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

16 And I will bless her, and give you a son also of her; and I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to him who is a hundred years old? and shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear?

18 And Abraham said to God, O that Ishmael might live in your presence!

19 And God said, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son indeed; and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you; Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he father, and I will make him a great nation.

21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time in the next year.

22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all who were born in his house, and all who were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the same day, as God had said to him.

24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

26 In the same day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.

27 And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money from the stranger, were circumcised with him.

1 And the Lord appeared to him in the plains of Mamre; and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;

2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him; and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the ground,

3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favor in your sight, pass not away, I beseech you, from your servant;

4 Let a little water, I beseech you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree;

5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and you comfort your hearts; after that you shall pass on; seeing that you are come to your servant. And they said, So do, as you have said.

6 And Abraham hurried to the tent to Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes.

7 And Abraham ran to the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it to a young man; and he hurried to prepare it.

8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had prepared, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they ate.

9 And they said to him, Where is Sarah your wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

10 And he said, I will certainly return to you at this season; and, lo, Sarah your wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well advanced in age; and it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am grown old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

13 And the Lord said to Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?

14 Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return to you, at this season, and Sarah shall have a son.

15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, No; you did laugh.

16 And the men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

17 And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him.

20 And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave;

21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry, which has come to me; and if not, I will know.

22 And the men turned their faces from there, and went toward Sodom; but Abraham still stood before the Lord.

23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Will you also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

24 Perhaps there are only fifty righteous inside the city; will you also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it?

25 Be it far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked; and that the righteous should be as the wicked, be it far from you; Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

26 And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous inside the city, then I will spare the whole place for their sakes.

27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes;

28 Perhaps there shall lack five of the fifty righteous; will you destroy the whole city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty five, I will not destroy it.

29 And he spoke to him yet again, and said, Perhaps there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

30 And he said to him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak; Perhaps there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak to the Lord; Perhaps there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once; Possibly ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.

33 And the Lord went his way, as soon as he had left talking with Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place.

1 And there came two angels to Sodom at evening; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom; and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face to the ground;

2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I beseech you, to your servant's house, and remain all night, and wash your feet, and you shall rise up early, and go on your way. And they said, No; we will stay in the street all night.

3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in to him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.

4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both old and young, all the people from every quarter;

5 And they called to Lot, and said to him, Where are the men who came in to you this night? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.

6 And Lot went out the door to them, and closed the door after him,

7 And said, I beg you, my brothers, do not do so wickedly.

8 Behold now, I have two daughters who have not known man; let me, I beg you, bring them out to you, and do to them as is good in your eyes; only to these men do nothing; seeing that they have come under the shadow of my roof.

9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he wants to be a judge; now will we deal worse with you than with them. And they pressed hard upon the man, Lot, and came near to break the door.

10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and closed the door.

11 And they struck with blindness the men who were at the door of the house, both small and great; so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

12 And the men said to Lot, Have you here any one else? Sons-in-law, and your sons, and your daughters, and whoever you have in the city, bring them out of this place;

13 For we will destroy this place, because their cry has grown great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.

14 And Lot went out, and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, Arise, get out from this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But to his sons-in-law it seemed that he was joking.

15 At dawn the angels tried to make Lot hurry, saying; Arise, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you will be swept away away in the iniquity of the city.

16 But he lingered, and the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful to him; and they brought him out, and set him outside the city.

17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them outside, that he said, Escape for your life; look not behind you, nor stay in the plain; escape to the mountain, lest you be consumed.

18 And Lot said to them, Oh, not so, my Lord;

19 Behold now, your servant has found grace in your sight, and you have magnified your mercy, which you have shown to me in saving my life; I can not escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me and I die;

20 Behold now, this city is near to flee to, and it is a little one; Oh, let me escape there, is it not a little one? and my soul shall live.

21 And he said to him, See, I have accepted you concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for which you have spoken.

22 Hurry, escape there; for I can not do any thing till you come there. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;

25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

27 And Abraham went early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord;

28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in which Lot lived.

30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and lived in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to live in Zoar; and he lived in a cave, he and his two daughters.

31 And the firstborn said to the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of all the earth;

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

33 And they made their father drink wine that night; and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

34 And it came to pass on the next day, that the firstborn said to the younger, Behold, I lay last night with my father; let us make him drink wine this night also; and you go in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night also; and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

37 And the firstborn bore a son, and called his name Moab; the same is the father of the Moabites to this day.

38 And the younger, she also bore a son, and called his name Ben-Ammi; the same is the father of the Ammonites to this day.

1 And Abraham journeyed from there toward the Negev, and lived between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.

2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister; and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, you are but a dead man, because of the woman whom you have taken; for she is a man's wife.

4 But Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, Lord, will you slay also a righteous nation?

5 Said he not to 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 to him in a dream, Yes, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart; for I also kept you from sinning against me; therefore I did not let you touch her.

7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for you, and you shall live; and if you restore her not, know you that you shall surely die, you, and all who are yours.

8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears; and the men were very afraid.

9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, What have you done to us? And in what have I offended you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds to me that ought not to be done.

10 And Abimelech said to Abraham, What did you see, that you have done this thing?

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.

13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said to her, This is your kindness which you shall show to me; at every place where we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.

14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and women servants, and gave them to Abraham, and returned to him Sarah his wife.

15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before you; live where it pleases you.

16 And to Sarah he said, Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, he is to you a covering of the eyes, to all who are with you, and with all other; thus she was reproved.

17 And Abraham prayed to God; and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bore children.

18 For the Lord had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

1 And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did to Sarah as he had spoken.

2 For Sarah conceived, and bore 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 who was born to him, whom Sarah bore 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 to him.

6 And Sarah said, God has made me laugh, so that all who hear will laugh with me.

7 And she said, Who would have said to Abraham, that Sarah should suckle children? For I have born him a son in his old age.

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

9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had born to Abraham, mocking.

10 And she said to Abraham, Cast out this slave and her son; for the son of this slave shall not be heir with my son, with Isaac.

11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.

12 And God said to Abraham, Let it not be grievous in your sight because of the lad, and because of your slave; in all that Sarah has said to you, listen to her voice; for in Isaac shall your seed be called.

13 And also of the son of the slave will I make a nation, because he is your seed.

14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away; and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.

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

16 And she went, and sat down opposite him a good way off, as it were a bowshot; for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat opposite him, and lifted up her voice, and wept.

17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, and said to her, What ails you, Hagar? fear not; for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is.

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in your 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 to drink.

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

21 And he lived in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother took for him a wife from the land of Egypt.

22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Pikol the chief captain of his army spoke to Abraham, saying, God is with you in all that you do;

23 Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my grandson; but according to the kindness that I have done to you, you shall do to me, and to the land where you have 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 do not know who has done this thing; nor did you tell me, nor have I heard of it, until today.

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

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

29 And Abimelech said to Abraham, What do these seven ewe lambs mean which you have set by themselves?

30 And he said, These seven ewe lambs shall you take from my hand, that they may be a witness to me, that I have dug this well.

31 Therefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they swore both of them.

32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba; then Abimelech rose up, and Pikol the chief captain of his army, and they returned to the land of the Philistines.

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.

1 And it came to pass after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, Abraham; and he said, Behold, here I am.

2 And he said, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell you.

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 broke the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went to the place of which God had told him.

4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place far away.

5 And Abraham said to his young men, Stay here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come back to you.

6 And Abraham took the wood 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 together.

7 And Isaac spoke to Abraham his father, and said, My father; 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?

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; 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 out his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

11 And the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham; and he said, Here am I.

12 And he said, Lay not your hand upon the lad, nor do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, seeing that you did not withheld your son, your only son from me.

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 place of his son.

14 And Abraham called the name of that place Adonai-Yireh; 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 to Abraham from heaven the second time,

16 And said, By myself have I sworn, said the Lord, for because you have done this thing, and have not withhold your son, your only son;

17 That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

18 And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed my voice.

19 So Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham lived at Beersheba.

20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she has also born children to your brother Nahor;

21 Uz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,

22 And Kesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

23 And Bethuel fathered Rebekah; these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.

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

1 And Sarah was a hundred and twenty seven years old; these were the years of the life of Sarah.

2 And Sarah died in Kiriath-Arba; which 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 spoke to the Hittites, saying,

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

5 And the Hittites answered Abraham, saying to him,

6 Hear us, my lord; you are a mighty prince among us; in the choice of our tombs bury your dead; none of us shall withhold from you his tomb, that you may bury your dead.

7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed to the people of the land, to the Hittites.

8 And he talked with them, saying, If your mind is that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar.

9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he has, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me as a possession of a burying place amongst you.

10 And Ephron lived among the Hittites; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the Hittites, of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,

11 No, my lord, hear me; the field I give to you, and the cave that is in it, I give it to you; in the presence of the sons of my people I give it to you; bury your dead.

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

13 And he spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, But if you will give it, I beg you, hear me; I will give you money for the field; take it from me, and I will bury my dead there.

14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,

15 My lord, listen to me; the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver. What is that between you and me? Bury therefore your dead.

16 And Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the hearing of the Hittites, four hundred shekels of silver, current money among the merchants.

17 And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was in it, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders around, were made over

18 To Abraham for a possession in the presence of the Hittites, before all who 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 in it, were made over to Abraham for a possession of a burying place by the Hittites.

1 And Abraham was old, and well advanced in age; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.

2 And Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house, who ruled over all that he had, Put, I beg you, your hand under my thigh;

3 And I will make you swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I live;

4 But you shall go to my country, and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac.

5 And the servant said to him, Perhaps the woman will not be willing to follow me to this land; must I need bring your son again to the land from where you came?

6 And Abraham said to him, Beware that you bring not my son there again.

7 The Lord God of heaven, who took me from my father's house, and from the land of my family, and who spoke to me, and who swore to me, saying, To your seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there.

8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow you, then you shall be free from this my oath; only bring not my son there again.

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

10 And the servant took ten of his master's camels, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand; and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.

11 And he made his camels kneel down outside the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, the time that women go out to draw water.

12 And he said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, I beseech you, send me good speed this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

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 girl to whom I shall say, Let down your water jar, I beg you, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also; let the same be she whom you have appointed for your servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that you have shown kindness to my master.

15 And it came to pass, before he had finished speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her water jar upon her shoulder.

16 And the girl was very pretty to look upon, a virgin, and no man had known her; and she went down to the well, and filled her water jar, and came up.

17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I beg you, drink a little water from your water jar.

18 And she said, Drink, my lord; and she hurried, and let down her water jar upon her hand, and gave him drink.

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

20 And she hurried, and emptied her water jar into the trough, and ran back to the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.

21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to see whether the Lord had made his journey succesful or not.

22 And it came to pass, as the camels finished 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;

23 And said, Whose daughter are you? Tell me, I beg you. Is there room in your father's house for us to lodge in?

24 And she said to him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor.

25 And she said to 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 has not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth; As for me, the Lord has guided me in the way to the house of my master's brothers.

28 And the girl ran, and told those of her mother's house these things.

29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban; and Laban ran out to the man, to 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 spoke the man to me; that he came to the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

31 And he said, Come in, you blessed of the Lord; why do you stand outside? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

32 And the man came into the house; and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the feet of the men who were with him.

33 (K) And there was set food before him to eat; but he said, I will not eat, until I have told my errand. And he said, Speak on.

34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant.

35 And the Lord has blessed my master greatly; and he has become great; and he has given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.

36 And Sarah my master's wife bore a son to my master when she was old; and to him has he given all that he has.

37 And my master made me swear, saying, You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live;

38 But you shall go to my father's house, and to my family, and take a wife for my son.

39 And I said to my master, Perhaps the woman will not follow me.

40 And he said to me, The Lord, before whom I walk, will send his angel with you, and prosper your way; and you shall take a wife for my son from my family, and from my father's house;

41 Then shall you be free from this my oath, when you come to my family; and if they grant it not to you, you shall be free from my oath.

42 And I came this day to the well, and said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, if now you 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 girl comes forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I beg you, a little water from your water jar to drink;

44 And she says to me, Both drink you, and I will also draw for your camels; let the same be the woman whom the Lord has appointed out for my master's son.

45 And before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her water jar on her shoulder; and she went down to the well, and drew water; and I said to her, Let me drink, I beg you.

46 And she hurried, and let down her water jar from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also; so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.

47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter are you? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him; and I put the ear ring on her face, and the bracelets on her hands.

48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the Lord, and blessed the Lord God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter to his son.

49 And now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.

50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The matter proceeds from the Lord; we can not speak to you bad or good.

51 Behold, Rebekah is in your presence, take her, and go, and let her be your master's son's wife, as the Lord has spoken.

52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the Lord, bowing to the earth.

53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and garments, 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 who were with him, and stayed all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away to my master.

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

56 And he said to them, Hinder me not, seeing the Lord has prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.

57 And they said, We will call the girl, and inquire at her mouth.

58 And they called Rebekah, and said to her, Will you go with this man? And she said, I will go.

59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.

60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said to her, You are our sister, be you the mother of thousands of ten thousands, and let your seed possess the gate of those who hate them.

61 And Rebekah arose, and her maids, and 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 Lahairoi; for he lived in the Negev.

63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the evening time; 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 to the servant, What man is this who walks in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master; therefore she took a veil, and covered herself.

66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.

67 And Isaac brought her to 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.

1 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

2 And she bore him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.

3 And Jokshan fathered Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

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

5 And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac.

6 But to the sons of the concubines, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, to the east country.

7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, a hundred and seventy five years.

8 Then Abraham expired, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;

10 The field which Abraham purchased from the Hittites; there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac lived by the well Lahairoi.

12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's maidservant, bore to Abraham;

13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations; the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah;

16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their encampments; twelve princes according to their nations.

17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty seven years; and he expired and died; and was gathered to his people.

18 And they lived from Havilah to Shur, that is before Egypt, as you go toward Assyria; and he fell in the presence of all his brothers.

19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son; Abraham fathered Isaac;

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