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Lot goeth to Sodom.
Chap. xivi Is refeated by Abramos And there was a strife between the mishpat, which is Kadesh, and more alle
acid and Imote all the nerdmen at Abrams cattel, and the herd- countrey of the Amalekites, n o men of Lots cattel : and the Canaanite and Anorites, that dwelt in Hazczon- Tamy. the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. 8 And there went out the king of Sb.
8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there dom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the be no ftrife, I pray thee, between me and king of Admah, and the king of Zebou thee, and between my herdmen and thy and the king of Bela (the fame herdmen : for we be brethren.
and they joyned battle with them in the 9 Is not the whole land before thee? Se- vale of Siddim. parate thy self, I pray thee, from me: if 9. With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam. tbou.wilt take the left hand, then I will and with Tidal king of nations, and an go to the right : or if tbon depart to the raphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king tight hand, tbex I will go to the left.
of Ellalar: four kings with five To And Lot litted up his cyes, and be 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of beld all the plain of Jordan, that it was lime pits and the kings of Sodoma well watered every where, before the LORD Gomorrab fed, and fell there :
and they destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as that remained fled to the mountain the garden of the LORD, like the land of ! And they took all the goods Of Sodom Fgypt, as thou comeft unto Zoar
and Gomorrah, and all their vi 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of went their way. Jordan : and Lot journeyed caft; and they , 12 And they took Lot Abrams brothers separated themielves § one from the other, lon (who dwelt in Sodom) and his goods
12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and departed. and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, 13 And there came one that had eloso and pitched bis tent toward Sodom.
ed, and told Abram the Hebrew : for he 13 But the men of Sodom were wicked, duelt in the plain of Mamre the Amoeite
here, the Amorite, and Ginners before the LORD, exceedingly. brother of Ethcol, and brother of AD
d ow Or Aner :: 14 1 And the LORD laid unto Abram, af. and there were confederate with Abram. ter that Lot was separated from him, Lift 14 And when Abram heard that his bro up Dow thinc eyes, and look from the ther was taken captive, he armed his train place where thou art, northward, and south- cd fervants, born in his own house, three jard: and eaftward, and weltward,
hundred and eighteen, and pursued them 15 For all the land which thou leeft, to ento Dan, thee will I give it, and to thy feed for ever. . 15 And he divided himself again & them.
16 And I will make thy feed as the dult he and his servants by night," and smote of the earth : so that if a man can number them, and pursued them unto Hoba, which the dust of the earth, tben fhall thy feed is on the left hand of Damascus. allo be numbred.
16 And he brought back all the goods, and 17 Arile, walk through the land, in the allo brought again bis brother Lot, and his .. length of it, and in the breadth of it: for goods, and the women alço, ant the people. I will give it unto thee.
17 9 And the king of Sodom went out : '18 Then Abram removed bis tent, and to meet him (alter his return from the came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, laughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the wbich is in Hebron, and built there an al-kings that were with him at the valley of tar unto the LORD
Sbaveh, which is the kings dale.
18 And Melchifedeck king of Salem , 1 Tbe battle of tbe kings, 12 Lot taken. brought forth bread and wine and
14 I. rescued by Abram. 18 Melcbimedesk the Priett of the moft bigb God." blesetb Abram, 20 Wbo givet b titbes, 19 And he blessed him, and said, Bleffed A Nd it came to pass in the days of Am. be Abram of the molt high Gad, pole a raphe king of Shinar, Arioch king of of beaven and earth: Ellalar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and20 And blessed be the moft high God, Tidal king of oations ;
which hath delivered thine enemies into i 2 T bat tbefe made war with Bera king of thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. Sodom, and with Birtha king of Gomor- 21 And the king of Sodom laid unto A: rah, Shinab king of Admah, and Sbeme. bram, Give me the persons, and take the ber king of Zeboim, and the king of Be. goods to thy felf, la wbich is Zoar.
12 And Abram laid to the king of So. 2. All thele were joyned together in the dom, I have lift up mine hand unto the vale of Siddim; which is the salt-lea. LORD, the most high God, the poffeffor of
4 Twelve years they seryed Chedorlao- beaven and earth : 1 mer, and in the thiricenth year they re- 23 That I will not take from a thread, belled,
even to à Moe-larchet, and that I will not And in the fourteenth year canic Che take any thing that is thine, lelt thou dorlaomer, and the kings that were with shouldelt fay, I have made Abram rich. him, and note the Rephaims in Albte 24 Save only that which the young man toth Karpaim; and the Zuzims in Han, have eaten, and the portion of the men and the Emıms in Snaveh Kiriathaim, which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and
6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, Masare ; let them take their portion.' unto El. paran, which is by the wilderness. 7 And they reforped, and came to the
, Hagars fligbe. · CHA P. XV."
C H A P. XVI. . 1 Abram to encouraged. 4 A son is promi. I Sarai givetb Hagar to Abram, 6 webo fly.
Tod. 6 He is juftified by faitb. 7 Canaan ing from ber miftref, 7 is jent back by a promised again,
angel. 15 Ismael is born. Fter theic things the word of the LORD N Ow Suai Abrams wile bare him no 1 came unto Abram in a vition, saying, children: and she had an hand-maid Fear not, Abram, I am thy shield, and thy an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. cxceeding great reward.
- 2 And Sarai 12.d unto Abram, Behold And Abram said, Lord GOD, what now, the LORD hath restrained me from wilt thou give me, seeing I go childlers, bearing : I pray thee, go in uoto my maid, it and the iteward of my house is this Eliezer may be that I may obtain children by ber : of Damaicus ?
and Abram hearkned to the voice of Sarai. 2 And Abram faid, Behold, to me thou 3 And Sarai Abrains wite took Hagar ber halt given no ieed, and lo, one born in my maid,the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt doure is mine heir.
ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave And bebold, the word of the LORD her to her husband Abram to be his wite. came unto him, saying. This shall not be 4 g And he went in unto Hagar, and thine heir, but be that shall come forth out fhe conceived: And when the law that the of thine own bowels thall be thine heir. had conceived, her mittrel's was delpiled
5. And he brought him torth abroad, and in her eyes. said, Look now toward heaven and tell the 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong hars, it thou be able to number them: And be upon thee: I have given my maid iuto be said unto him, So I all thy feed be. thy borom, and when the law that she had
6 And he believed in the LORD: and he conceived, I was despised in her eyes : the counted it to him for righteousness. LORD judge between me and thee. ."
7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD 6 But Abram laid unto Sarai, Behold, that brought thec out of Ur of the Caldees, thy maid is in thy band : do to her as it to give thee this land to inherit it.
pleareth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly. 8. And he said, Lord GOD, whereby with her, the Aed from her face. mall I know that I shall inherit it?
:74 And the angel of the LORD sound 9 And he said unto him, Take me an her by a fountain of water in the wilderbeifer of three years old, and a fhe-goat of nefs, by the fountain in the way to Shur: * three years old, and a ram of three years 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, old, and a turtle dove, and a young pigeon. whence camelt thou ? and whither wilt
10 And he took unto him all the e, and thou go? Aod the said, I fee from the face divided them in the midit, and laid each of my mittreis Svai. piece one against 200ther : but the birds . And the angel of the LORD said unto divided he not, 2".
her, Return to thy mistress and submit thy 11 And when the fuwls came down upon felt under her hands, the carcases, Abram drove thein away, 10 And the angel of the LORD said unto
12 And when the sun was going down, her, I will multiply thy feed exceedingly, a deep sleep fell upon Abram : and lo, an that it fhall not be numbred for multitude. horror of great darknels fell upon him. 11 And the angel of the LORD said unto
13. And he said unto Abram, Know of a her, Behold, thou art with child, and fhalt forety that thy reed shall be a Itranger in bear a son and fhalt call his name Ishmael, a laid that is not theirs, and shall serve because the LORÓ hath beard thy attliétion. them, and they ihall afflict thein four 12 Aod he will be a wild man ; his hand hundred years :
will be against every man, and every mans 14 And also that nation whom they shall hand against him and he shall dwell in serve, will I judge: and afterward thall the prelence of all his brethren. they come out with great fubitance.
13 And the called the Name of the 15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in LORD that spake unto her, Thou God peace, thou shalt be buried in a good old feest me : for the faid, Have I also here age.
looked after him that seesh me ? 16 But in the fourth generation they shall 14 Wheretore the well was called Beercome bither again, for the iniquity of the 1a-hai-roi : behoid, it is between Kadesh Amorites is not yet full.
and Bered. 0 And it came to pass, that when the 15 | And Hagar bare Abram a fon : and fun weat down, and it was dark, behold a Abram called his sons name which Hagar Smaking furnace, and a burning lamp that bare, Ihmael. patred herween those pieces,
169i And Abram was fourscore & fixycars 18 lo that same day the LORD made a old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram. covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy
C H A P. XVII. . . feed have I given this land, from the river it be covenant is renewed. 5 Abrami nams of Egypt unto the great river the river changed. 10 Circumcifion instituted. 16 Euphrates :
- Ifaac promised. in The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and A Nd when Abram was ninety years old the Kadmonites,
n and nine, the LORDappeared to Abram, 2 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and said unto him, I am the Almighty and the Rephaims.
God ; walk before nie, and be thou perleet. 21 Aod the Amorite, and the Canaanites - 2 And I will make my covenant betwee i and uc birga buices, and the jobulites.
Chiron, and I will make thee.
Years of his foreskin.me day was Abraham
Circumci on instituted. Chap. xviii.
Ifaac promised. me and thee, and will multiply thee ex- 22 And he left off talking with him, and ceedingly.
God went up from Abraham. 3 And Abram fell on his face : and God 23 4 And Abraham took lihmael his talked with him, saying, .
lon, and all that were born in his houle, 4. As for me, behold, my covenant is and all that were bought with his money, with thee, and thou thait be a father of every male among the men of Abrahams many nations,
** houie; and circumcised the fiefh of their s Neither thall thy name any more be foreskin, in the ielf-lajnc day, as God had called Abram, but thy pame Itail be Abra- faid unto him. ham: for a father of many oations have 24 And Abraham 10ninety years old made thee.
and nine, when he was circunciled in the 6 And I will make thee exceeding fiefh of his foreskin, fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, 25 And Ithmael his fon was thirteen and kings ihall come out of thec.
years old when he was circumcised in the 7 And I will ettablish my covenant be- tieth of his foreskin. tween me, and thee, and thy sced after 26 In the lelt tame day was Abraham thee, in their generations, for an everlast. circumcised, and lihmael his son. ing covenant ; to be a God unto thee, and 27 And all the men of his house, born to thy leed after thce.
in the house, and bought with money of 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy the ftranger, were circumcised with him. feed atter thee, the land wherein thou art a
CHAP. XVIII. ftranger, ali s land of Canaan, for an ever- i Abrabam entertainerb three angels. 9 Selafting pofleflion: and I will be their God. rabs laugbter. 17 Sodoms deftruction re
9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou vealed to Abrabum. 23 His inteyors 101). shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, A Nd the LORD appeared unto him in and thy feed after thee, in their generations. the plains of Mamre : and he fat in
10 This is my covenant, which ye shall the tent-door in the beat of the day. keep betweco me, and you, and thy feed2 And he lift up his eyes, and looked and aiter thee: Every man-child among you, lo, three men ftood by him: and when he 1hall be circumcifed.
saw tbem, he ran to meet them from rent11 And ye thall circumcise the fch of door, and bowed himself toward $ground, your foreskin, and it shall be a token of 3 And said, My lord, if now I have tound the covenant betwixt me and you.
favour in thy fight, pafs rot away I pray 12 And he that is eight days old shall thec, from thy servant : be circumcised among you, every man- 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be child in your generations, he that is born fetched, and wash your feet, and rest your in the houle, or bought with money of any · selves under the tree. ftranger, which is not of thy reed.
5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and 13 He that is born in thy house, and he comfort ye your bearts, after that you shall that is bought with thy money, mult needs país on ; tor therefore are yo come to your be circumcised: and my covenant Thall be servant. And they said, So do as thou in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. haft said.
14 And the uncircumcised man-child, 6 And Abrabam haftened into the tent whore feth of his foreskin is not circum- unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly cifed, that foul shall be cut off from his three measures of fine meal, knead it, and people : be hath broken my covenant. make cakes upon the hearth, .
15 9 And God said unto Abraham, A1 - 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and for Sarai thy wile, thou 1halt not call her fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it name Sarai, but Sarah ball her name be, unto a young man, and he halted to dress it.
16 And I will bless her, and give thee 8. And he took butter and milk, and the a fon allo ot her : yea, I will bless her, calf which he had dressed, and let it before and the shall be a motber of pations : kings them: and he stood by them under the of people shall be of her.
tree : and they did eat.' 17 Tben Abraham fell upon his face, and .2 And they said unto him, where is Sa. laughed, & said in his heart, Shall a child be rah thy wife? And he frid, Behold in Sept. born unto him y is an hundred years old ? & 10 And he said, I will certainly return Thall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear ? unto thee according to the time of life :
18 And Abraham said unto God, Othat and lo Sorah thy wile thall have a lor. And Ishmael migbt live before thee :
Sarah heard it in the tent-door, which was 19 And God laid, Sarah thy wife fhall behind him. bear thee a ton indeed, and thou shalt call' 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old,
his namic Ifaac, and, I will cltablish my and well tricken in age : and it ceased to - covenant with him for an everlatting co be with Sarah after the manner of womer. venant, and with his feed after him.
12 Therefore Sarab laughed within her 20 And as for Ishmael, I have herrd self, saying, After I am waxed old, talli thee, Behold, I bave blefled him, and will have pleasure, my lord being old allo? make him fruitful, and will multiply him. 13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, exceedicgly : twelve princes shall be beget, Wheretoie did Sarah laugh, saying, Shali and I will make him a great nation. Tof a surety bear a child, wh ch am old?
21 But my covenant will I eltablish with 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD ? Isaac, whom Sarah' fhall bear unto thee at At the timic appointed willl rcturn unto this set time in the next year,
obrestned. thee, according to the time of life: and
CHA P. XIX. Sarah thall have a son.
I Lot entertainib two angeli, 24 Sodom and 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed Gomorrab destroyed. 26 Lots wife is puno not: for the was afraid. And he said, isbid. 31 Lots incent. Nay, but thou didit laugh.
And there came two_angels to Sodom 16 | And the men rose up from thence, at even : and Lot Cat in the gate of and looked toward Sodom : and Abraham Sodom, and Lot seeing tbem, rose up to went with them to bring them on the way, meet them, and he bowed himself with bis
17 And the LORD laid, Shall I hide from face toward the ground: Abraham that thing which I do ;
2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, 18 Seeing that Abrabam thall surely be turn in, I pray you, into your iervants come a great & mighty nation, and all the house, and carry all night, and wash your Qations of the carth thall be blelled in him? feet, and ye hall rise up early, and go on
For I know him, that he will com your ways. And they said, Nay, but we mand his children and his houshold after will abide in the street all night. him, and they shall keep the way of the 3 Aod he pressed upon them greatly, and LORD, to do juttice and judgment, that they turned in unto him, and entred into his the LORD may bring upon Abraham that house ; and he made them a featt, and did which he hath spoken of him.
bake unleavened bread; and they did eat. 20 And the LORD faid, Becaule the cry 4 But before they lay down, the men of of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and be the city, even the men of Sodom, compalled cause their fin is very grievous ;
the house round, both old and young, all 21 I will go down now, and fee whether the people from every quarter. they have done altogether according to 5 And they called unto Lot, and said the cry of it, which is come unto me; and unto him, where are the men which cane if not, I will know.
in to thee this night? bring them out unto 22 And the men turned their faces from us, that we may know them. thence, and went toward Sodom : but A 6 And Lor went out at the door unto braham ttood yet betore the LORD.. . them, and that the door after him,
23. And Abraham drew near, and said, 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do Wilt thou also deltroy the righteous with not so wickedly. the wicked?
8 Behold row, I have two daughters, 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous which have not known man, let me, I pray within the city ; wilt thou also destroy, and you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to not (pare the place for the fifty righteous them, as is good in your eyes : only unto that are therein ?
thele men do nothing for therefore came 25 That be far from thee to do after this they under the shadow of my roof. manner, to lay the righteous with the - 9 And they laid, Stand back : And they wicked : and that the righteous should be said again, This one fellow came into lo. as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall journ, and he will needs be a judge : Now not the Judge of all the carth do right will we deal worse with thee, than with
25 And the LORD taid, If I find in So them. And they pre led sore upon the man, dom finty righteous within the city, then even Lot, and came near to break the door. will (pare all the place for their fakes. 10 But the men put forth their hand, and
27 And Abraham apswered and said, Be- pulled Lot into the honse to them, and hold now, I have taken upon me to speak Thut to the door onto the LORD,which am but dult & alhes. 11 And they smote the men that were at
23 Peradventure there shall lack five of the door of the house, with blindnels, both the fifty righteous; wilt thou destroy all the imall and great so that they wcaried city for lack of five ? And he said, If I find themselves to fir d the door. there forty and five, I will not destroy it. 12 11 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thon
29 And he spake unto him yet again, and here any besides ? fon in-law, and thy fons, said, Peradventure there thall be forty and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou found there. And he said, I will not do it halt in city, bring them out of this place, for forties (akę.
13. For we will deitroy this place; be30 And he said unto him, Olet not the cause the cry of them is waxen great beLORD be angry, and I will speak : l'erado fore the face of the LORD, and the LORD venture there shall thirty be found there, bath sent us to destroy it, And he said, I will not do it, if I find 14 And Lot went out, and Ipake unto bis thirty there.
fons in-law, which married his daughters, 31 And he said, Behold now, I have and said, Up, get ye out of this place ; for taken upon me to speak unco the LORD: the LORD will deltroy this city : but he Peradventure there thall be twenty found seemed as one yinocked unto his sons in law. there. And he said, I will not destroy it111 And when the morning arole, then for twenties fake,
the angels haltered Lot , raying, Arise, 32 And he said, Oh let not y LORD be an- take thy wife, and thy two daughters which gry, & I will fpeak yet but this once ; Per- are here ; left thou be confumed in the adventure ten shall be found there. And iniquity of the city. he said, I will not destroy it for tens sake. 16 And while he lingred, the men laid
33 And the LORD weat his way, affoon hold upon his hand, and upon the bard of as he had left cum muning with Abraham i bie wise, and upon the band of his two and Abraham returned upto his place
23 | The formed into Zoat.. upon Sodom, rien said he nothie herself cand
righteous na not unto me, said: Heismy
. Lots Ince. daoghters ; the LORD being merciful unto 35 And they made their fatber drink wine him : and they brought him forth, and let that night allo, and the younger arose, ard him without the city.
Jay with him : and he perceived not when 17 And it came to pass, when they had the lay down, nor when she arole. brought them torth abroad, that he laid, 36 Thus were both the daughters of Escape for thy life, look not behind thee, Lot with child by their father. neither stay thou in all the plain ; escape 37 And the first born bare a fon, and to the mountain, left thou be consumed. called his name Moab : the name is the ta
18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, ther of the Moabites, unto this day. my lord. .
38 And the younger, the also bare a fon, in Behold now, thy servant hath found and called his name Ben-ainmi : the same grace in thy fight, and thou hast magnified is the father of the children of Ammon tly mercy, which thou hast thewed onto me unto this day, in Taving my life ; & I cannot escapeto the
с на Р. XX. mountain, left some evil take me, & I die. 2 Abrabam denietb bis wife, and losetb ber,
20 Behold now, this city is near to Alce 14 Abimelecb reforetb ber. unto, and it is a little one : Oh, let me A Nd Abraharu journeyed from thence escape thither, (is it not a little one ?) and I toward the south-country, and dwel. my faul ihall live,
led between Kadesh and Shur, and 102 And he faid unto him, See, I have journed in Gerar. Accepted thee concerning this thing alio2 And Abrabam faid of Sarah his wife. that I will not overthrow this city, for the She is my filter: And Abimelech king of which thou halt spoken.
Gerar sent, and took Sarah. 22 Harte thee, e cape thither, for I cannot 3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream do any thing till thou be come thither : by night, and said to him, Behold, thon art therefore the name of the city was called but a dead man, for the woman, which thou
haft taken : for she is a mans wite. 23 The sun was risen upon the earth, 4. But Abimelech had not come near her,
and he said, LORD, wilt thou Nay also a 24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom; righteous nation? and opon Gomorrah, brimitone, and fité 5 Said he not unto me, She is my Gfter ? from the LORD out of heaven. . and she, even the her ell said: He is my 1.25 And he overthrew those cities, and all brother: in the integļity of my teart, and the plain, and all the inbabitants of the ci. innocency of my hands b2vel done this. ties, and that which grew upoo the ground. 6 And God said unto him in a dream.
26 But his wife looked back from be. Yea, I know that thou didit this in the inLind him, and we became a pillar of falt. tegrity of thy heart : for I alio withheld
27 ! And Abraham gat up early in the thee from linning againft me; therefore morning, to the place where he stood be suffered I thee not to touch her, fore the LORD.
Now therefore reltore the main bis 28 And he looked toward Sodom and wife : for he is a prophet, and he shall pray Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou plain, and beheld; and lo, the smoke of the restore bry not, know thou that thou shalt coantry went up as the more of a furnace. forely die, thou, and all that are thine,
29 11 And it came to pass, when God des8 Therefore Abimelech Toie early in the Itroyed the cities of the plain, that God morning, and called all his servants, and remcmbred Abraham, and sent Lot out of told all thele things in their cars : and the the midit of the overthrow, when he over- men were sore afraid, threw the cities, in the whicb Lot dwelt. . Theo Abimelech called Abraham, and
30 9 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and said unto him, Wbat haft thou done unto dwelt in the mountain, and his two daugh- us? and what have I offended thee, tist ters with him : for he feared to dwell in thou halt brougbt on me, and on my king. Zoar : and he dwelt in a cave, be and his dom a great lin? thou bait done deeds un two daughters.
to me that ought not to be done. 31 91 And the first-bom said unto the 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, younger, Our father is old, and tbers is what sawett thow, that thou hast done this not a man'in the earth to come in unto us thing?.. after the manner of all the earth.
11 And Abraham raid, Because I thought. 4,32 Come, let us make our father drink Surely the tear of God is not in this place wine, and we will lie with him, that we and they will day me for my wifes fake. may preserve feed of our father
12 And yet indeed be is my fitter, she is g 33 And they made their father drink wine daughter of my father, but not the daoghthat night: and the firit-born went in, and ter of my mother: and Mebecame my wife, lay with her fat er: and he perceived not 13 Aod it caine to pass, when God caufwhen me lay down, nor when she aro.e. ed me to warder from my fathers house,
34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that I laid unto her, This is thy kindness that the first born izid unto the younger, which thou thalt Ihew unto me: at every Behold, I lay yelternight with my father place whither we shall come, say of me, let us make him drink wine this night al. He is my brother. fo: and go thou in, und lie with him, that 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, we may preserve seed of our father. : and meo-1eIV 20ts, and women lervants,