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God's covenant with Noah.


10 Anda with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth:

11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be ad flood to destroy the earth.

B. C. 2348.

a chap. 8. 1.
P3. 145. 9.
b Je. 2. 10.
Zep. 2. 11.
Ps. 72. 10.

d 2 Pe. 3. 7.

Mi. 5. 6.

ƒ Mi. 7. 2.

chap. 17.11.

h Eze. 1. 28.
Re. 4. 3.
10. 1.

12 And God said, This is the tokens of the covenant which I make between me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and Y Gr. Babyit shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you, and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: andm Ham is the father of Canaan.



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De. 7. 9.

1 Ki. 8. 23.
Ne. 9. 32.
Ps. 106. 45.

Eze. 16. 60.

Lu. 1. 72.

1 Ch. 1. 12.
k ch.17.13,19.
2 Sa. 23.5.

Is. 55. 3.
Je. 32. 40.
He. 13. 20.


The generations of Noah.

5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah,andSabtah,and Raamah,andSabtechah; and the sons of Raamah; Sheba and Dedan. 8 And Cush begat Nimrod, he began to be a mighty one in the earth:

9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

10 And the beginning of his kingdom was y Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.


11 Out of that land & went forth As-
shur, and builded Nineveh, and
city Rehoboth, and Calah,

Calah: the same is a great city.
12 And Resen, between Nineveh and

13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and
Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out
of whom came Philistím,) and Caphtorim.
15 And Canaan begat Sidon his first-
born, and Heth,

16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,

17 And the Hívite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, Tzidon. and the Hamathite: and afterward were the ch.15.18,21. families of the Canaanites spread abroad. 19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza: as thou goest unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

Jos. 12.7,8.

m ch. 10. 1, 6.

19 These are the three sons of Noah:" and of them was the whole earth overspread. 20 And Noah began to be an husband-Chenaan. man, and he planted a vineyard:

21 And he drank of the wine," and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father," and told his two brethren without.

23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.

24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him:


25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

n chap. 10. 32.
1 Ch. 1. 4.

• De. 20. 6.

Pr. 24. 30.
Ca. 1. 6.

1 Co. 9. 7.
P Pr. 20. 1.

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20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.

22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Lu. 21. 34. Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. 23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

1 Co. 10. 12.
Tit. 2.2.
Hab. 2. 15.

Re. 3. 18.

r Ps. 35. 20.

40. 15.

Ob. 12, 13.
Ex. 20. 12.


Gal. 6. 1.

1 Pe. 4. 8.

De. 27. 16.
Jo. 9.23,27.
Ju. 1.28,30.

24 And Arphaxad begat " Salah; and Salah begat Eber.

25 And unto Eber" were born two sons; the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.

26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, 27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, 28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, 29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar, a mount of the 2 Ch.8.7,8. east.

"1 Ch. 1. 19.
vi.e. division.
or, servant

to them.

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v Ep. 2. 13.

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3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and y burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a towerd whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

B. C. 2247.

Ba man

said to his

y burn them

to a burn

a chap. 17. 15.
b chap. 22.20.
24. 15.

6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from d them, which they have imagined to do.

7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

c chap. 16. 1.
18. 11.

21.1, 2.

Ps. 113. 9.
Lu. 1. 36.

De. 1. 28.

e Ps.49.11..13
Pr. 10. 7.
Da. 4. 30.
ƒ verse 9.
Ps. 92. 9.
Lu. 1. 51.


The call of Abram.

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

31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan: and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

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

Now the LORD had said unto' Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

2 And I will make of thee a great na

chap. 18.21. tion, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great ;" and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed."

h chap. 12. 1.
i Ps. 2. 1.

9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and Ps. 55. 9. from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:

11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:

13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

Ac. 2. 6.

1 Co. 14. 23.
chap. 11.31.
4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had
15. 7. spoken unto him; and Lot went with
him and Abram was seventy and five
years old when he departed out of Haran.

Ne. 9. 7.
Is. 41. 2.
Ac. 7. 3.
He. 11. 8.
m chap. 17.6.
24. 35.

n chap. 18. 18.
28. 4.
8i.e. confu-


o Nu. 24. 9.

14 And Salah lived thirty years, and r Ps. 72. 17. begat Eber:

Ac. 3. 25.
Gal. 3. 8.

15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat Ac. 17. 26. sons and daughters.

16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat $ Peleg :

17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.

18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:

19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.

20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:

21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.

22 And Serug lived thirty years,


r He. 11. 8.
& De. 11. 30.
Ju. 7. 1.

t ch.10.18,19.

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

6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanitet was then in the land.

7 And the LORD appeared" unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.

8 And he removed from thence unto a u ch.17.1;18.1 mountain on the east of Beth-el," and chap. 13.15. pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east; and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD. 9 And Abram journeyed,

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26. 25.

33. 20. Lu. 3. 35, Phalec.

y chap.28. 19.

begat Nahor:
23 And Serug lived after he begati. Jos.7.2.
Nahor two hundred years, and begat
sons and daughters.

24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:

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chap. 21.33. 9 in going and journeying.

25 And Nahor lived after he begat Te-Lu. 3. 35,

rah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

28 And Haran died before his father Terah, in the land of his nativity, ine Ur of the Chaldees.

29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was

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in the land.

11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon :

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

13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it be well with me for thy sake; may and my soul shall live because of thee. 14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake; and he had sheep, and oxen, e chap. 15. 7. and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.

Lot's separation from Abram.

GENESIS, XIII. 17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh | B. C. 1918. and his house with great plagues, because of Sarai, Abram's wife.

18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me?a why didst thou not tell that she was thy wife?


a chap. 20.10.
26. 10.
Ex. 32. 21.

6 chap. 11. 2.
Is. 11. 11.
Zec. 5. 11.
c Pr. 21. 1.

19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: De. 29. 23. now, therefore, behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.

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

AND Abram went up out of Egypt, he,
and his wife, and all that he had, and
Lot with him, into the south.

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

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

4 Unto 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, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle, and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled" then in the land.

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be $brethren.

9 Is not the whole land before" thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.c

11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east and they separated themselves the one from the other.

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

Ho. 11. 8.

e chap. 19. 22. f De. 3. 17.

Jos. 3. 16.

9 ch.12.9, &c.
h chap. 24.35.


1 Sa. 2. 7.
Job 1. 10.
Ps. 112. 3.
Pr. 3. 9, 10.

10. 22.

Mat. 6. 33.

chap. 15.20.
Jos. 12. 4.

1 De.2.10, 20.
Bor, the
plain of Ki-


yor, plain
of Paran.
m chap. 21.21.
n ch. 12. 7,8.
Ps. 42. 1, 2.

Nu. 12. 16.

84. 10.

Ps. 116. 17. 145. 18. P 2 Ch.20. 2. 7 chap. 36. 7. r chap.34.30.

8 Ph. 2. 14. He. 12. 14. Smen, brethren.

t chap. 11.27. u ch.19.17,30. chap. 20.15. 1 Pe.3.8..12. chap. 13.12.


Nu. 16. 26.
1 Ti. 6. 9.
z ch. 19. 25.

1 Jno. 2. 15.
chap. 13.18.
b chap. 2. 10.

Is. 51. 3.
Joel 2.3.

Lot taken captive, and rescued.

AND it came to pass in the days of
Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king
of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam,
and Tidal king of nations;

2 That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah,d and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.

3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.

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

5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim;

6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto y El-paran, which is by the wilder



7 And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar.

8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, (the same is Zoar ;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim,

9 With Chedorlaomer 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 vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled" to the mountain.

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

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

13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew;a for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, 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 chap. 14. 2. house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued theme unto Dan.

nor, led

e or, in-

De. 34. 1.

d Pr. 27. 10.

ƒIs. 41. 2, 3.
g chap. 18. 20.

13 But the men of Sodom were wicked, and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. 14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward, and south-h1 ward, and eastward, and westward:

15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. 16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

17 Arise, walk through the land, in the p length of it, and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.

Eze. 16.49.

2 Pe. 2.7,8.

il Sa. 18. 6.

chap. 12. 7.
12 Sa. 18. 18.
He. 7. 1.

n Ps. 110. 4.
He. 5. 6.

7.3, 11.

• Mi. 6. 6.

verse 22.

Ps. 24. 1.
50. 10.

chap. 35.27.
r He.7.1..10.

15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand 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 Sodomi went out to meet him, after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's' dale.

18 And Melchizedek king of Salem 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 the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him" tithes of all.

21 And the king of Sodom said unto

God's covenant with Abram.

GENESIS, XVII. Abram, Give me the persons, and take B. C. 1913. the goods to thyself.

22 And Abram said to the king of So-B souls. dom, I have lift up mine hand unto a Ex. 6. 8. the LORD, the most high God, the pos-bverse 19. sessor of heaven and earth,

23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:

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


AFTER these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy' shield, and thy exceeding great reward.


2 And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go less, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus ?

3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels, shall be thine heir.

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them and he said unto him," So shall thy seed be.


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

7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

8 And he said, Lord GOD," whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?

chap. 21.33. e Est.9.15,16. d1 Ti. 5. 18.


chap. 21. 9.

Gal. 4. 24.
g chap. 20. 18.
ch. 30.3, 9.

y be builded
by her.

Birth of Ishmael. 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,

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


Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from i chap. 46. 2. bearing: I pray, thee," go in unto my maid; it may be that I may y obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

Nu. 12. 6.
Da. 10. 1.
k Lu. 1. 13.

De. 33. 29.

Ps. 3.3.
84. 11.
91. 4.
119. 114.
Pr. 30. 5.

m Ps. 142. 5.
La. 3. 24.
He. 13. 5.

n1 Sa. 1.6, 8.

Pr. 30. 23.

o chap. 31.53.

1 Sa. 24. 15.
2 Ch.24.22.
chap. 30. 1.
Is. 56. 5.
Ac. 7. 5.

Pr. 29. 21.
r chap. 17.16.

1 Pe. 3. 7.
& that which
is good in
thine eyes.

9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of De. 1. 10. three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.

10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.

11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.

He. 11. 12.
u Ro. 4. 18.

Gal. 3. 6.
Ja. 2. 23.

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

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

5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.

6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. 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, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, anda submit thyself under her hands.

10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exchap. 12. 1. ceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

y Ju. 6. 17.

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2 Ki. 20. 8.
Lu. 1. 18.

11 And the angel of the LORD said

12 And when the sun was going down, a chap. 25.18. unto her, Behold, thou art with child, deep sleepd fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

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

15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.'

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

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

18 In the same day, the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

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and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy 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 dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahai-roi: behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

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

16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.


a lamp of AND when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to

The covenant with Abraham renewed. GENESIS, XVIII. Abraham's interview with the Angels. with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

Abram, and said unto him, a I am the Almighty God: walk before me, and be thou perfect.

2 And I will make myd covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

3 And Abram fell on his face and God talked with him, saying, 4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt bee a father of many y nations.

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

6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

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

And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting m possession;

and I will be their God.

9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant, therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee, in their generations.

10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me, and you, and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.

11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations; he that is born" in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.

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

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

B.C. 1898.

a chap. 18.14.

Ex. 6. 3.

Da. 4. 35. Ep. 3. 20. 6 chap. 21. 2. e chap.48. 15. 1 Ki. 2. 4.

2 Ki. 20. 3. Bor, upright

or, sincere.
chap. 6. 9.
De. 18. 13.

Job 1. 1.

d chap. 9. 9. Ps.105.8,11. Gal.3.17,18. e chap. 13. 16. 22. 17.

y multitude of nations. Ne. 9. 7. 8i. e. father of a great multitude. Ro. 4. 17. ver. 16, 20. chap.35.11.

i chap.28.13. Le. 26. 12. He. 11. 16. k chap. 13.18.

14. 13.

of thy sojournings. chap. 19. 1. m chap. 48. 4.

De. 32. 8.

n Ex. 6. 7.

Je. 24. 7.

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

23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto 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 selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael 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.


AND the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day:

2 And he lift 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 toward the ground,

3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight," pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:

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

5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, Eze. 37. 23. and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said,

Re. 21. 3.

• He. 13. 2.

1 Pe. 4. 9.

r chap. 43.24.
a Ac. 7. 8.

Ro. 4. 11.

a son of
eight days.
ye have


r Ex. 12. 44.
8 Ex. 4. 24.

Jos.5.2, &c.
callμi. e. Prin-

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


t Ju. 5. 25.

become nations.

16 And I will bless her," and give theev she shall 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 heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

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

19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt 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 thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly: twelve princes shall he beget and I will make him a great nation.

21 But my covenant will I establish

u chap. 18.10. v verse 14.

So do, as thou hast said.


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 dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

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

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, 2 Ki. 4. 16. which was behind him. * ch.17.19,21. Ro. 9.9. Gal. 4. 23.

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased y chap. 18. 12. to be with Sarah" after the manner of 21. 6. women.

* Ro. 4. 19. 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within He.11.11,12 herself, saying, After I am waxed old a chap.31.35. shall I have pleasure, my lord being chap. 21. 6. Ps. 126. 2.

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Lu. 1. 18.

d1 Pe. 3. 6.

Nu. 11. 23.

Je. 32. 17.

Mat. 19. 26. ch.25.13,&c. 92 Ki. 4. 16.

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?

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

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