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w 14 And the uncircumcised man-f 24 And Abraham was ninety child, whose flesh of his foreskin years old and nine, when he was is not circumcised, that soul shall circumcised in the flesh of his be cut off from his people; he hath foreskin. broken my covenant.

15 T And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, 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


him that is a hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

d18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!

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

26 In the self-same day was Abraham circumcised, and İshmael his son ;

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


unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tentdoor in the heat of the day; f 2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and lo, three men stood by him and when he saw them, he b 19 And God said, Sarah thy ran to meet them from the tentwife shall bear thee a son indeed; door, and bowed himself toward and thou shalt call his name Isaac: the ground, and I will establish my covenant d 3 And said, My Lord, if now I with him for an everlasting cove- have found favour in thy sight, pass nant, and with his seed after not away, I pray thee, from thy him.

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

5 And of C1 fetch a morsel of bread, and fort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.

f 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.

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

8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dress

ed, and set it before them; and he great, and because their sin is very stood by them under the tree, and grievous,

21 I will go down now, and see

they did eat. ƒ9 ¶ And they said unto him, whether they have done altoWhere is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

r 10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and lo, Sarah thy 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 stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. u 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

r 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

g 16 And the men rose up from thence, 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 ;

gether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

t 22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet, before the LORD.

d 23 T And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

24 Peradventure there be fifty, righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein ?

t 25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked; and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? b 26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:

28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.

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

r18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? d 19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his 30 And he said unto him, Oh, household after him, and they shall let not the LORD be angry, and I keep the way of the LORD, to do will speak: Peradventure there justice and judgment; that the shall thirty be found there. And LORD may bring upon Abraham he said, I will not do it, if I find that which he hath spoken of him. thirty there.

g 20 And the LORD said, Because b 31 And he said, Behold now, I the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is have taken upon me to speak unto

the LORD: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

c 32 And he said, Oh, let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's

them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

c 9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: Now will we deal worse with thee than with t 33 And the LORD went his way, them. And they pressed sore upas soon as he had left communing on the man, even Lot, and came with Abraham: and Abraham re-near to break the door. turned unto his place.




10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the

ND there came two angels house to them, and shut to the

to Sodom at even; and door.

Lot sat in the gate of Sodom; and m 11 And they smote the men Lot, seeing them, rose up to meet that were at the door of the house them; and he bowed himself with with blindness, both small and his face toward the ground; great so that they wearied them

d 2 And he said, Behold now, my selves to find the door.
lords, turn in, I pray you, into
your servant's house, and tarry all
night, and wash your feet, and ye
shall rise up early, and go on your
ways. And they said, Nay; but
we will abide in the street all

d 12 And the men said unto
Lot, Hast thou here any besides ?
son-in-law, and thy sons, and thy
daughters, and whatsoever thou
hast in the city, bring them out of
this place:

3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. g 4

But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter : c5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them but unto us, that we may know them.

And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,

r 13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.

w 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons-in-law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city: but he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons-in-law.

d 15 ¶ And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters which are here, lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

f 16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and 7 And said, I pray you, bre- upon the hand of his wife, and upthren, do not so wickedly. on the hand of his two daughters; u 8 Behold now, I have two the LORD being merciful unto daughters which have not known him; and they brought him forth, man; let me, pray you, bring and set him without the city.


w 17 And it came to pass, when 6 29 T And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth God destroyed the cities of the abroad, that he said, Escape for plain, that God remembered Abrathy life: look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain: escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord!

19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life: and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die :

20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither! (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.

21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.

g 22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither: therefore the name of the city was called Zoar. f23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

g 24 Then the LORD rained up on Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

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

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

ham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

g 30 ¶ And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he, and his two daughters. f 31 T And the first-born said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the inanner 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.

u 33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the first-born 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 morrow, that the first-born said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

u 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 daugh ters of Lot with child by their father.

d27 ¶ And Abraham gat up ear-f37 And the first-born bare a son, ly in the morning to the place and called his name Moab: the where he stood before the LORD same is the father of the Moabites g 28 And he looked toward - unto this day. dom 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 fur


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.


11 And Abraham said, Because ND Abraham journeyed I thought, Surely the fear of God

south country, and dwelled be-
tween Kadesh and Shur, and so-
Fourned in Gerar.

u 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his
wife, She is my sister: And Abim-
elech king of Gerar sent and took

slay me for my wife's sake.
f 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 unto
her, This is thy kindness which
thou shalt shew unto me; at eve-
ry place whither we shall come,
say of me, He is my brother.
c 14 And Abimelech took sheep,
and oxen, and men-servants, and
women-servants, and gave them
unto Abraham, and restored him
Sarah his wife.

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

v3 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? c5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this. 6. And God said unto him in a 16 And unto Sarah he said, Be dream, Yea, I know that thou hold, I have given thy brother a didst this in the integrity of thy thousand pieces of silver: behold, heart; for I also withheld thee he is to thee a covering of the from sinning against me: there- eyes unto all that are with thee, fore suffered I thee not to touch and with all other: thus she was hert reproved. d7 Now therefore restore the m 17 So Abraham prayed unto man his wife; for he is a prophet, God and God healed Abimelech, and he shall pray for thee, and and his wife, and his maid-serthou shalt live: and if thou re- vants; and they bare children. store her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou and all that are thine.

f& Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.


18 For the LORD had fast clos ed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.



as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had

9 Then Abimelech called A-spoken. braham, and said unto him, What a 2 For Sarah conceived, and hast thou done unto us? and what bare Abraham a son in his old have I offended thee, that thou age, at the set time of which God hast brought on me and on my had spoken to him. kingdom a great sin? thou hast n 3 And Abraham called the name done deeds unto me that ought of his son that was born unto him, not to be done.

10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?

whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
d 4 And Abraham circumcised his
son Isaac, being eight days old, as
God had commanded him.

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