Obrazy na stronie

Abraham entertaineth angels.

GENESIS. Destruction of Sodom revealed. make him fruitful, and will multiply him and well stricken in age; and it ceased exceedingly: twelve princes shall he beget, be with Sarah after the manner of wome and I will make him a great nation.

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

12 Therefore Sarah laughed within he self, saying, After I am waxed old shall have pleasure, my lord being old also?

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


22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham. 23¶ And Abraham took Ishmael his 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORDson, and all that were born in his house, and At the time appointed I will return unt all that were bought with his money, every thee, according to the time of life, and male among the men of Abraham's house; Sarah shall have a son. and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin, in the self-same day, as God had said unto him.

15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed 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 I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;

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

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

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

19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the

AND the LORD appeared unto him in LORD, to do justice and judgment; that

the plains of
the tent door in the heat of the day;

he sat in the may upon
which he hath spoken of him.


2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked, 20 And the LORD said, Because the cry and lo, three men stood by him: and when of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and behe saw them, he ran to meet them from the cause their sin is very grievous; tent door, and bowed himself toward the 21 I will go down now, and see whether ground, 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,

5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall the wicked? pass on for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.

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.

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:

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.

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?

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 Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

8 And he took butter, and milk, and the
calf which he had dressed, and set it before 27 And Abraham answered and said,
them; and he stood by them under the tree,
and they did eat.

Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak
unto the LORD, which am but dust and

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

28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all

10 And he said, I will certainly return the city for lack of five? And he said, if I unto thee according to the time of life: and find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And 29 And he spake unto him yet again, Sarah heard it in the tent-door, which was and said, Peradventure there shall be forty behind him. found there. And he said, I will not do it

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old for forty's sake.

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Abraham intercedes for it.

CHAP. XIX. Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed. 30 And he said unto him, Oh, let not the sons and thy daughters, and whatsoever Loco be angry, and I will speak: Perad- thou hast in the city, bring them out of this venture there shall thirty be found there. place:


And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty 13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before 31 And he said, Behold now, I have ta- the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath ken upon me to speak unto the LORD. Per- sent us to destroy it. adventure there shall twenty be found there. 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his And he said, I will not destroy it for twen- sons-in-law, which married his daughters, ty's sake. and said, Up, get ye out of this place; for 32 And he said, Oh let not the LORD be the LORD will destroy this city: but he angry, and I will speak yet but this once: seemed as one that mocked unto his sonsPeradventure ten shall be found there. And in-law.

he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake. 15 And when the morning arose, then 33 And the LORD went his way, as soon the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, as he had left communing with Abraham: take thy wife, and thy two daughters which and Abraham returned unto his place. are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniCHAP. XIX. quity of the city.

AND there came two angels to Sodom 16 And while he lingered, the men laid at even: and Lot sat in the gate of hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of Sodom; and Lot seeing them, rose up to his wife, and upon the hand of his two meet them; and he bowed himself with his daughters; the LORD being merciful unto face toward the ground; him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's 17 And it came to pass, when they had house, and tarry all night, and wash your brought them forth abroad, that he said, feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on Escape for thy life: look not behind thee, your ways. And they said, Nay; but we neither stay thou in all the plain: escape will abide in the street all night. to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so,

3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered my Lord! into his house; and he made them a feast, 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found and did bake unleavened bread, and they grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified did eat. thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto But before they lay down, the men me in saving my life: and I cannot escape of the city, even the men of Sodom, com- to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and passed the house round, both old and young, I die: 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.

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

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 and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from said again, This one fellow came in to so- the LORD out of heaven; journ, and he will needs be a judge: Now 25 And he overthrew those cities, and will we deal worse with thee than with them. all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the And they pressed sore upon the man, even cities, and that which grew upon the Lot, and came near to break the door. ground.

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

27 ¶ And Abraham gat up 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 And the men said unto Lot, Hast plain, and beheld, and lo, the smoke of the thou here any besides? son-in-law, and thy country went up as the smoke of a furnace.


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.

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Abraham denies his wife.


Isaac born

29 And it came to pass, when God de- her not, know thou that thou shalt surely stroyed the cities of the plain, that God re- die, thou and all that are thine. membered 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

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.

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 manner of all the earth:

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

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

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

33 And they made their father drink
wine that night: and the first-born went in
and lay with her father; and he perceived is the daughter of my father, but not the
not when she lay down, nor when she arose. daughter of my mother: and she became
34 And it came to pass on the morrow my wife.
13 And it came to pass, when God caused
that the first-born said unto the younger,
Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: me to wander from my father's house, that
let us make him drink wine this night also; I said unto her, This is thy kindness which
and go thou in, and lie with him, that we thou shalt shew unto me; At every place
whither we shall come, say of me, He is my
may preserve seed of our father.

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

17 ¶ So Abraham prayed unto God: and
God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and
his maid-servants; and they bare children.
18 For the LORD had fast closed up
the wombs of the house of Abimelech, be-
cause of Sarah Abraham's wife.

35 And they made their father drink younger arose, wine that night also: and the 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 first-born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

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.


AND Abraham journeyed from therett ND Abraham journeyed from thence ed 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.

AND the LORD visited Sarah as he had

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

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 a man's wife.

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, LORD, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?

3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

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.

4 And Abraham circumcised his son 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

6 And God said unto him in a dream,
Yea, I know that thou didst this in the in-
tegrity of thy heart; for I also withheld to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with
thee from sinning against me: therefore me.
suffered I thee not to touch her.

7 And she said, Who would have said 7 Now therefore restore the man his wife, unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for children suck? for I have born him a son in thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore his old age.


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Hagar banished.

CHAP. XXII. Abraham tempted to offer Isaac. 8 And the child grew, and was weaned:| 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who and Abraham made a great feast the same hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell day that Isaac was weaned. me, neither yet heard I of it, but to-day. 9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, Egyptian, which she had born unto Abra- and gave them unto Abimelech and both ham, mocking. of them made a covenant.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bond-woman, and her son: for the son of this bond-woman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

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?

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

12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight, because of the lad, and because of thy bond-woman; in all

30 And he said, For these seven ewelambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me that I have digged this well.

that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto 31 Wherefore he called that place Beerher voice: for in Isaac shall thy seed be sheba; because there they sware both of called. them.

13 And also of the son of the bond-woman 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 bot

te, and she cast the child under one of the


32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: 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 grove in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days. CHAP. XXII.

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

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

AND it came to pass after these things

that did and said unto him, Abraham: "And he said, Behold,

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand: for I will make him a great na-ing, and rose up, and went unto the place of tion. which God had told him.

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

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-offer

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 I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

6 And Abraham took the wood of the 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Pa- burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his ran: and his mother took him a wife out of son; and he took the fire in his hand and a the land of Egypt. knife: and they went both of them toge22 And it came to pass at that time that ther. Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his faof his host spake unto Abraham, saying, ther, and said, My father: and he said, Here God is with thee in all that thou doest: am I, my son. And he said, Behold the 23 Now therefore swear unto me here by fire and the wood: but where is the lamb God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, for a burnt-offering?

or with my son, nor with my son's son: 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will out according to the kindness that I have provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offering done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and so they went both of them together. o the land wherein thou hast sojourned. 9 And they came to the place which God 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. had told him of; And Abraham built an al25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech tar there, and laid the wood in order; and because of a well of water, which Abime-bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the ech's servants had violently taken away. altar upon the wood.

The death of Sarah.

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

The purchase of Machpelah.
5 And the children of Heth answered
Abraham, saying unto him,

11 ¶ And the angel of the LORD called 6 Hear us, my lord; thou art a mighty unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, prince among us: in the choice of our seAbraham. And he said, Here am I. pulchres 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.

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing 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 8 And he communed with them, saying. looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught If it be your mind that I should bury my in a thicket by his horns: And Abraham dead out of my sight, hear me, and entrea: went and took the ram, and offered him up for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son. 9 That he may give me the cave of 14 And Abraham called the name of that Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this end of his field; for as much money as it is day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be worth he shall give it me, for a possession of a burying-place among 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 gates of his city, saying,

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


11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.

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 which is upon the sea-shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

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

18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed: because thou hast obeyed my voice.

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.

19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up, and went together to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.

14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,

15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land

20 And it came to pass after these is worth four hundred shekels of silver; things, that it was told Abraham, saying, what is that betwixt me and thee? bury Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children therefore thy dead. unto thy brother Nahor;

21 Huz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,

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 was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure

18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the

15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,

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

23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor Abraham's brother.

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


Sarah was an hundred and seven of the children of before and twenty years old: these were the all that went in at the gate of his city. years of the life of Sarah.

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.

2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same 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 spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,

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

20 And the field, and the cave that is therein were made sure unto Abraham for possession of a burying-place, by the sons of Heth.



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