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Abraham's intercession for Sodom. GENESIS, XIX.
not; for she was afraid. And he said,
Nay, but thou didst laugh."

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 Id hide from Abraham that thing which I do;

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the na-d tions 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 hath spoken of him.'

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

21 I will go downm now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not," I will know.

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

23 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?

B. C. 1898.

a He. 13. 2.
Ps. 44. 21.
Pr. 12. 19.
Ac. 15. 3.

Ro. 15. 24.
3 John 6.

Ps. 25. 14.

Am. 3. 7.

John 15. 15.
Lu. 24. 28.
chap. 12. 3.
22. 18.

Ps. 72. 17.
Ac. 3. 25.
Gal. 3. 8.

chap. 18. 8.
h De. 4. 9, 10.

Ps. 73.5..8.
Ep. 6. 4.
i1 Sa. 2. 30.
chap. 13.13.
19. 13.

1 Ju. 19. 22.

m chap. 11.5.

Ex. 3. 8.

n Jos. 22. 22.

Ps. 139. 1.
Je. 17. 10.

Lu. 16. 15.

• Le. 18. 22.
20. 13.
De. 23. 17.
Ro. 1. 24.
Jude 7.

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? 26 And the LORD said," If I find in So-Je. 30. 21. dom 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..

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.

30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure 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 unto the Lord: Peradventure 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: Peradventure 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 communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.


AND there
dom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of
Sodom and Lot seeing them, rose up to
meet them; and he bowed himself with
his face toward the ground;

came two angels to So

2 And he said, Behold now, my lords,

He. 10. 22.
Ja. 5. 17.

Nu. 16. 22.
"Job 8.3.
34. 17.

Ps. 58. 11.

94. 2.

Ro. 3. 8.
Ex. 2. 14.
2 Pe. 2.7,8.
Is. 10. 22.

Je. 5. 1.

Eze. 22.30. v Job 4. 19.

2 Ki. 6. 18. Ac. 13. 11. y chap. 18.20. #1 Ch. 21. 15.

Is. 36. 10.

a Nu. 16. 26.

Je. 51. 6.
Re. 18. 4.

b Ex. 9. 21.
2 Ch.36.16.

Is. 28. 22.
Lu. 17. 28.

24. 11.
B are found.
yor, punish


Ju. 6. 39.

d Ps. 34. 12.
Ro. 9. 16.

e1 Sa. 19. 11.

1 Ki. 19. 3.

ƒ verse 26.

Job 33.23.
h chap.18.22.

Lot is sent out of Sodom.

turna 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 night.

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.

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:

5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

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

7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.


8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring 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.

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 them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even 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 shut to the door.

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

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:

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.

14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said,a 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.

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 they iniquity of the city.

16 And while he lingered, 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 mercifuld unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escapee for thy 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

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grace in thy sight, and thou hasta 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.

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.

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.

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27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD:

B. C. 1898.

a 1 Ti. 1. 14.
ch. 16.7, 14.


c chap. 26. 6.
d 1 Sa. 27. 1.
chap. 12. 13.
26. 7.

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Job 33. 15.

Ps. 105. 14.
Pr. 3. 5..7.
h Ps. 119. 175.

Is. 55. 3.
ẞ thy face.

i chap. 4. 7.
Job 42. 8, 9.

Je. 14. 10.

chap. 32.26.
Ex. 32. 10.

De. 9. 14.
Mar. 6. 5.

y married
to an hus-

28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smokem 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 the which Lot dwelt.

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.

31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the 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 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 morrow, that the firstborn 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.

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

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*1 Ch. 21. 17.
Si. e. little.

gone forth.
e or, simpli-
city, or
12 Ki. 20. 3.
2 Co. 1. 12.
1 Ti. 1. 13.

De. 29. 23.
Job. 18. 15.

Ps. 11. 6.
Is. 13. 19.
Je. 49. 18.
La. 4. 6.
Eze. 16.49.

Am. 4. 11.
Zep. 2.9.
Mat. 11.23.
2 Pe. 2. 6.
Jude 7.

n chap. 31. 7.

• Ps. 51. 4.

Ps. 107. 34.
a Lu. 17. 32.
r1 Sa. 7.5.

Job 42. 8.
Ja. 5. 16.
chap. 18.22.
t Re. 19. 3.
u Ps. 145. 20.
v Ex. 32. 21.
Jos. 7. 25.
chap. 34. 7.
ver. 17, 19.



Ne. 5. 15.

Ps. 36. 1.
Pr. 16. 6.

a chap.11.29.
chap. 47. 6.
κ as is good
in thine


Le. 18. 6,7. Hab. 2. 15.

Abraham's denial of his wife.

AND Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and journed in Gerar.c


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, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is Ya 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 hands, have I done this.

6 And 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 I thee not to touch her.

7 Now, therefore, restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and her shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

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 sore afraid.

9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom" a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.

10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast 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 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 menservants, and womenservants, 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.

16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, he is to thee a of the eyes, unto all that are with Re. 3. 19. thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.

e Pr. 12. 1.

ƒ De. 2. 9, 19.


1 Sa. 1.6.

Ne. 13.1.

Is. 11. 14.
Zep. 2. 9.

17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.

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

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2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abra-chap.26.28. ham 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 sond Isaac, being eight days old, as God had commanded him."

5 And Abraham was an 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 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, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son :P for the son of this bondwoman 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 bondwoman: 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 bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

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

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 her down over against 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 over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.


Jos. 1. 5, 9.

18. 10, 14.
chap. 24. 3.
Jos. 2. 12.

B if thou
shalt lie
unto me.
e He. 11.11.

fchap. 17.19. ch.26.15..22

h Ex. 12. 48.
Le. 12. 3.
Ac. 7. 8.

i Ps. 126. 2.
Is. 54. 1.

k chap.31.44.
1 Sa. 18. 3.

Nu. 23. 23.

Ps. 86. 10. Ep. 3. 20. m chap. 33. 8. n ch.31.44..52. Jos. 22. 27.

• ch. 16. 1, 15. Gal. 4. 22.

P Gal. 4. 30.

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chap. 17.18. yi. e. the well of the oath. chap. 26. 33. Sor, tree.

r De. 16. 21. Ju. 3. 7.

17 Andy God heard the voice of the lady 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 thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.

19 And God opened here eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

2 Ki. 17.16. chap. 4. 26. Ps. 90. 2.

Is. 40. 28.

u Ro. 9. 7, 8.

He. 11. 18.

v verse 18.

chap. 16.10. John 8.35.

* De. 8. 2.

2 Ch. 32. 31.

Pr. 17. 3. He. 11. 17. Ja. 1. 12. 1 Pe. 1. 7. behold me. Ex. 3. 7. Ps.107.4..6. a2 Ch. 3. 1. b verse 13.

c Nu. 22. 31.

2 Ki.6.17,20


d John 19. 17. e chap. 17.20. chap. 25.27.



20 And God was with the lad; 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 land of Egypt.

22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech, and Phichol the chief



Nu. 10. 12. chap. 24. 4.

27.46. 28.2. behold me.

e or, kid.

ver. 2, 8, 13.

The command to sacrifice Isaac. captain of his host, spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:

unto me

23 Now, therefore, swear d 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.

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


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.

33 And Abraham planted a grover 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.


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.

2 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.

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 offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.

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

5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again 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 spake unto 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?

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8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself lamba 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.

B. C. 1872.

a John 1. 29.

Re. 5. 6.

ẞa prince of

chap. 13. 2.

14. 14.

c Ps. 118. 27.

He. 11. 17.

Ja. 2. 21.

e Ex. 3. 4.
1 Sa. 3. 10.

Burial of Sarah.

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 son of Zohar,

11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abrahame and he said, Here am I. 12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing Mi. 6. 7, 8. Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the unto him for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine 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 the stead of his son.

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 Im sworn, saith the LORD; for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son;



g chap. 26.5.

1 Sa. 15. 22.
Ps. 25. 12.
147. 11.
Mal. 4. 2.
& ears.

h1 Co. 10.13.

9 That he may give me the cave of end of his field: for Y as much money as it is worth he shall give it me, for a possession of a buryingplace amongst 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,

2 Co.1.9,10.
ich.34.20,24. I
i. e. the

will see, or
& Ps. 22. 4, 5.

Da.3.17, &c.
2 Co.1.9,10.
verse 11.

m Ps. 105. 9.

Is. 45. 23.
Lu. 1. 73.
He.6.13, 14.

11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, 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.

13 And he spake unto Ephron, in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money" for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.

14 And Ephron answered Abraham,

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 2 Sa. 24. 24. saying unto him, which is upon the seashore; 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 Beer-sheba: and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

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

• De. 1. 10.
Je. 33. 22.

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P chap. 12.3.
1 Sa. 2. 30.

Je. 7.23.

r chap. 25. 9.


50. 13.
Ac. 7. 16.
8 Job 1. 1.

t Job 32. 2.

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.

17 And the field of Ephron," which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which

21 Huz his firstborn, and Buzt his "chap. 24.15. was therein, and all the trees that were

brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pil-

dash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

O Rebecca.
Ro. 9. 10.
v Je. 32. 10.

in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure

18 Unto Abraham for a possession, in

23 And Bethuel begat" Rebekah: Jos. 14. 15. the presence of the children of Heth, bethese 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.


AND Sarah was an 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 Hebrony in the land of Ca

naan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

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

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

5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,

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

5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

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

7 The LORD God of heaven,d which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, 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 my oath: only bring not my son thither again.

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

10 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,m unto the city of" Nahor.

11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city, by a well of water, at the time of the evening, even the time that y women go out to draw water.P

12 And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.


13 Behold, I stand here by the 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

B. C. 1857. ach.11.25,&c.


28. 2.

nor, jewel for the forehead. bEze.16.11,12. 1 Pe. 3. 3. c chap. 22.23. Ezra 1. 2.

Da. 2. 44.
Jon. 1. 9.

Re. 11. 13.

e verse 52. Ex. 4. 31. 34. 8. Ne. 8. 6. Ps. 95. 6. fch. 12.1,7. 13. 15. De. 1. 8. 34. 4.

Ac. 7. 5.

Ex. 18. 10.

Ru. 4. 14.

chap. 32.10.

Ps. 98.3.
Lu. 1. 68.

to seek a wife for Isaac. golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten 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 ?

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 mane bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD Gods of my master Abraham, 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.

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

29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was' Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.

30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earring, and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake iEx. 23. 23. the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.


Ps. 34. 7.
Is. 63.9.
He. 1. 14.

& Jos.2.17..20 chap. 29.5.

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m De. 23. 4. Ju. 3. 8, 10.

Ac. 2. 9.

chap. 11.31. chap. 26.29. Ju. 17. 2. Ru. 3. 10.

Ps. 115. 15.

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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.

men which draw water go forth.

P Ex. 2. 16.

1 Sa. 9. 11.

g verse 27.

chap. 26. 24.

Ex. 3. 6.
Mat. 22. 32.

15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of r Ne. 1. 11. Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.

16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither 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.

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 water, and drew for all his camels.

21 And the man, wondering at her, held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.

22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a

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Ezra 8. 21. Ne. 1. 11.

31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? 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 men's feet that were with him.

33 And there was set meat before him to eat but he said, I will not eat until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

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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.

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 land I dwell:

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.

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 my oath, when thou comest 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 Ps. 90. 17. Abraham, if now thou do prosperd my way which I go;

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