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The generations of Stom. ed Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, scatter them abroad apon the face of all the 12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: earth. the same is a great city.

10 1 These are the generations of Shem: Shem 13 Anil Mizxaim begat Ludim, and Anamim, was a hundred years old, and begat Arpharad and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

iwo years after the food : 14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of 11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five whom chine Philistinn,) and Caphterin. hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. 15 And Canaan begai Sulon his first-born, and 12 And Arpharad lived five and thirty years, Heth,

and begat Salah. 16 And the debusite, and the Amorite, and th3 13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah Gingasite,

four hundred and three yeure, and begat sons 17 And the Iivite, and the Arkite, and the and daughters. Binite,

14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber: 18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the 15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four Hamathite: and afterward were the sanailies of hundred and three years, and begal sons and the Canaanites spread abroad.

daughters. 19 And the border of the Canaanites was from 16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and Sidon, as thou coniest to Gerar, unto Gaza; us begat Peleg: thu goest unto Soltorn and Gomorrah, and Ad- 17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four mah, und Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

Isundred and thirty years, and begat sons and 20'l'hese are the sons of llam, after their fami- daughters. lies, after their congues, in their countries, and 18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu: in their nations.

19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two 21 Unto Sbem also, the father of all the hundred and nine years, and begat sons and children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the daughters. elde, even to him were children born.

20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and 22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Assliur, begat Serug. and Arpilaxar, and Lud, and Aram.

21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two 23. And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, Irundred and seven years, and begat sons and aul Gether, and Mash.

daughters. 1 And Arpitasarl begat Satah; and Salah be- 22 And Berug lived thirty years, and begas gat Eber.

Nahor: 25 Aud unto Eber were born two sons: the 23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two none of one was Peleg, for in his days was the hundred years, and begat song and daughters. earthivided; and his brother'shame was Joktan. 24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and

26 And Jokian begat Almodad, and Sheleph, begat Terah. and lazarnaveth, and Jerah,

25 And Nahor lived aner he begat Terah a 27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, bundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and 28 And Oba), and Abimael, and Sheba, daughters. 29 And Oplir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all 26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begar these were the sons of Joktan.

Abram, Nahor, and Ilaran. 30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou 27 1 Now these are the generations of Terah : goest unto Sephar, a mount of the east. Terah begat Abram, Nalior, and Haran : and 31 These are the sons of Shem, after their Haran bcgat Lol. families, after their tongues, in their lands, atter 28 And itaran died before his father Terah in their nations.

the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. 32 These are th: families of the song of Noah, 29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: thie afier their generations, in their nations: and by name of Abram's wife was Sarai ; and the naino chese were the pations divided in the earth after or Nahor's wife Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the flood.

the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. CUAP. XI.

30 But Sarai was barren; shc had no child. The confusion of languages.

31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the and of one speech.

ter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and they went 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, lo yn the east, that they found a plain in the land or into the land of Canaan; and they caine unto Shinar, and they dwelt there.

Haran, and dwelt there. 3 And they said one to another, Golo, le: us make 32 And the days of Terah were two hundred brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had and five years: and Terah died in Haran. brick' for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

CHAP. XII. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city,

God calleth Abram.

OW and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered thee out of thy country, and from thy kinabroad upon the face of the whole carth. dred, and from thy father's house, unto a land

5 And the LORD came down to see the city and that I will shew thee: the tower, which the children of men builded. 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and

0 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, I wil bless thee, and make thy name great; and and they have all one language: and this they thou shalt be a blessing: begin to do: and uow nothing will be restrained 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and from thein, which they have imagined to do. curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shallall 7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound families of the earth be blessed. their language, that they may not understand 4 80 Abram Jeparted, as the LORD had spoken one another's speech.

unto him, and Lot went with him: and Abram 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from was seventy and five years old when he departed thence upon the face of all the earth : and they ont of Harán. left off to build the city.

5 And Abram took Saral his wife, and Lot his 9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel, be- brother's son, and all their substance that they cause thie LORD did there confound the language had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord in Haran; and they went forth to go into the

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Abram is drivin into Egypt. CHAP. XIII, XIV.

Lol goela to Sadom. land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaanthyself, I pray thee, from me: If thou wili take they came.

the len hand, then I will go to the right; or if 6 ånd Abram passed through the land unto the Lou depart to the right hand, then I will go to place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreb. And the len. the Canaanite was then in the land.

10 And Lor lifted up his eyes, and bebeld all the 7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appear. Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like ed unto him.

the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. 8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Joron the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, kao- dan; and Lot journeyed east : and they separamg Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east : ted themselves the one from the other. and there he builded an alar unto the LORD, 12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and and called upon the name of the LORD. Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitcli

9 And Abram journeyed, going on stiil toward ed his tent toward Sodom.
the south.

13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and
10 I And there was a famine in the land and sinners before the LORD, exceedingly.
Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there;.14 11 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that
for the famine was grievous in the land. Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine

11 And it came to pass, when he was coine near eyes, and look from the place where thou art,
u enter mto Egypt, that he said unto Sarai bis northward, and southward, and eastward, and
wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair westward :
woman to look upon :

15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee 12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, 16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they earth : so that if a man can number the dust of will save thee alive.

the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister : that is 17 Arise, walk through the land in the length may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it shall live because of thee.

unto thee. 14 1 And it came to pass, that when Abram 18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld ure and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in woman that she was very fair.

Webron, and built there an altar unto the Load. 15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and

CIIAP. XIV. commended her before Pharaoh: and the wonian

The battle of the kings. was taken into Pharaoh's bouse.

A , of 16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, and he had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and I'idal king of men-servants, and inaid-servants, and she-asses, nations; and camels.

2 That these made war with Bera king of So17 Aud the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house dom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, shiwith great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's nab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zewife.

boiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. 18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What 3 All these were joined together in the vale of is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst Siddim, which is the salt sea. thou not tell me that she was thy wife ? 4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and

19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister ? so I in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
might have taken her to me to wife: now there- 5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlao-
fore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way. mer, and the kings that roere with him, and
20 And Pharaoh commanded kis men concern- sinote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and
ing him: and they sent bim away, and his wife, the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh
and all that he had.


6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Abram and Lot separate.

El-paran, which is by the wilderness. - his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of

is him, into the south.

the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that 2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, dwelt in Hazezon-lamar. and in gold.

8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and 3 And he went on his journeys from the south the king of Gonorrah, and the king of Admah, eren to Bethel, into the place where his tent had and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai; (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with

4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had them in the vale of Siddin ; made there at the first: and there Abram called 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and on the name of the 1:9RU.

with Tidal king or nations, and Amraphel king 5 And Lou also, which went with Abram, had of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four Rocks, and herds, and tents.

kings with five. 6 And the land was not able to bear them, that 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slime. they thight dwell together : for their substance puts; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah was great, so that they could not dwell together. Hed, and sell there and they that remained Aed

7 And there was a strife between the herdmen to the mountain. of Abram's caule and the herdmen of Lol's 11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite Gomorrah, and all their viciuals, and went their dwelled then in the land.

way. 8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no 12 And thcy took Lot, Abram's brother's son, strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. between my herdinen and thy herdmen; for wel 13 11 And there came one that had escaped, and de brethren.

told Abram the Hebrew ; for he dweli in tha 9 18 not the whole land before thee? Separatel plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Esbcol,

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Melchizedck blesseth Abram.


Ishmael is born. and brother of Aner: and these were confederate that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is with Abram.

jnor theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall 14 And when Abram heard that his brother afflict them four hundred years; was taken captive, he armed his trained ser- 14 And also that nation whom they shall serve, vants, born in his own house, three hundred and will I judge: and allerward shall they come oui eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan. with great substance. 13 And he divided himself against them, he 15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; and his servants by night, and smote them, and thou shalt be buried in a good old age. pursued them untó Hübah, which is on the left, 16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hand or Damascus.

hither again: for the iniquity of lie Amorites 16 And he brought back all the goods, and also is not yet full. brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, 17 And it came to pass, that when the sun went and the women also, and the people.

down, and it was dark, behold a smoking fur17 1 And the king of Sodom went out to meet uace, and a burning lamp that passed between him (after his return from the slaughter of Che-those pieces. dorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him,)] 18 In that same day the LORD made a coveat the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale nant ith Abrani, saying, Unto thy sced have I

18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought given this land, from the river of Egypt unto forth bread and wine: and he roas the priest of the great river, the river Euphrates : ilie inost liig! God,

19 'The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the 19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Kadınonites, Abram of the most high God, possessor of hea- 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the ven and earth:

Rephaims, 20 And blessed be the most high God, which 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and hath delivered thine enemies into thíy hand. the Girgashiles, and the Jebusites. And he gave him tithes of all.

CHAP. XVI. 21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give Sarai giveth Hagar to Abram. ne the personas, asdidake the ends of sources. No ensacana Abrama wife, lame banima ne shit have lifted up my hand unto the LORD, the most tian, whose name was Hagar. high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, tho

23 That I will not take from a thread even to a LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray shoe-latchet, and that I will not take any thing thee go in unto my maid; it may be that I may that is thme, thou shouldest say, I have obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened maite Abram rich:

to the voice of Sarai. 2 Save only that which the young men have 3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar her raten, aud the portion of the men which went maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten with me, Aner, Eshcol, und Mamre; let them years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to lake their portion.

her husband Abram to be his wife. CHAP. XV.

4 11 And he went in unto llagar, and she con. God's promise to Abram.

ceived: and when she saw that she had concame unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong, bo not; Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bogreat reward.

som; and when she saw that she had conceiv2 And Abram said, Lord Gon, what wilt thoireil, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of between me and thee. my house is this Eliezer of Damascus ? 6 Bait Abran said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid

3 And Abrain said, Behold, 10 me thou hast is in thy hand; do to hier as it pleaseth thee. giveu no seed: and lo, one boru in my house is And wlien Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled mine heir.

from her face. 4 And behold, the word of the LORD came unto 7 41 And the angel of the LORD found her by a him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but fountain of water in the wilderness, by the founhe that shall come forth out of thine own bowels tain in the way to Shur. shall be thine heir.

8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, camest thou ? and whither wilt thou go? And sho Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, ir said, I fee from the face of ny mistress Sarai. thou be able to number them : and he said unto 9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return hini, So shall thy seed be.

to thymistross, and submit thyself under her hands. 1 And he believed in the LORD; and he count- 10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, mil it to him for righteousness.

I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall 7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that not be numbered for multitude. brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give 11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, thee this laud to inherit it.

Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a 8 And he said. Lord God, whereby shall I know son, and shalt call his name Isliniael; because that I shall inherit it?

the LORD hath heard thy allliction.. 9 And he said unto him, Take me a heiser of 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will three years old, and a she-goat of three years be against every man, and every man's hand olil, and a ram of three years old, and a lurtle against him; and he shall dwell in the presence dove, and a young pigeon

of all his brethren. 10 Aud lie took unto hin all these, and divided 13 And she called the name of the LORD that them in the ruidst, and laid each piece one spake unto her, Thou God seestine: for she said, against another: but the birds divideri he not. 1)ave l also here looked alier lim that seeth me?

And whep the fowls came down upon the 14 Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahalcarcasses, Abr em drove them away.

rvi, behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered. 12 And when the sun was going down, a deep 15' 1 And Nagar bare Ahram a son: and Abram nieep fell upor. Abram; and lo, a horror of great called his son's name, which Hagar barc, Ishmael. darkness fell upon hiir.

16 1i And Abram was fourscore and six yean 13 And lie suid anla abram, Know of a surely lold, when Hagar bare Islimael to Abramo.

Curcumcision instituted.

CHAP. XVII, Xvin. Destruction of Sodom rebalad. CHAP. xvl.

the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised The covenant rencued.

the flesh of their foreskin, in the self-same day, ND when Abram was ninety years old and as God had said unto him. A A

nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and 2 And Abrahain was ninety years old and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of before me, and he thoni perfect.

his foreskin. 2 And I will make iny covenant between me 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. when he was circumcised in the flesh of his

3 And Abran fell on his face: and God lalked foreskin. with hiin, saying,

26 In the self-same day was Abraham circum4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, cised, and Ishmael his son ; and thou shalt be a father of many nations. 27 And all the men of his house, born in tire

5 Neither shall thy name any more be called house, and bought with money of the stranger, Abram; but thy name shall be Abraham; for a were circumcised with him. failer of many nations have I made thee.

CHAP. XVIII. And I will make thec exceeding fruitful, and Abraham entertains three angels. will make melions of thee; and kings shall AND the LORD appeared hunga, him in the

7 And I will establish my covenant between me door in the beat of the day; and thce, and thy seed aiter thee, in their gene-.2 And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and rations, for an everlasting covenant; to be a lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw Goud unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. them, he ran to meet them from the tent-door,

8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed and bowed himself toward the ground, after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, 3 And said, My Lord, if now i have found faall the land of Canaan, for an everlasting pos-vour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, session; and I will be their God.

from thy servant: 9 11 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and kerp my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the after thec, in their generations.

tree: 10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and conbetween ine and you, and thy seed after thee; fort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: Every man-child among you shall becircuncised. for therefore are ye come to your servant. Aud

11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your they said, So do, as thou hast said. foreskin; and it shall be a token of the cove- 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unta giant betwixt me and you.

Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three 12 And he that is eight days old shall be cir- measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes cumcised among you, every man-child in your upon the hearth. generations, he that is born in the house, or 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched bonghit with money of any stranger, which is a call cender and good, and gave it unto a young not of thy seed.

man; and he hasted to dress it. 13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is 8 And he took butter, and milk, and the call bought with thy money, must needs be circum- which he had dressed, and set it before them; cised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh and he stood by them under the tree, and they for an everlasting covenant.

did eat. 14 And the incircumciscd man-child, whose 91 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the lent. shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken 10 And he said, I will certainly return unto my covenant.

thee according to the line of life; and lo, Sarah 15 11 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sa- thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard rai thy wife, thon shalt not call her name Sarai, it in the tent-door, which was behind him. but Sarah shall her name be.

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well 16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall after the manner of women. be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within horself, of her.

saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleas17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and are, my lord being old also ? laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be .13 And the Lord said unto Abraham, Whereborn unto him that is a hundred years old! and fore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I or'a surety shall Barah, that is ninety years old, bear? bear a child, which am old ?

18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ish-14 Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the mael might live before thee!

time appointed I will return into thee, accorile 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bearing to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a soli. three n son indeed; and thou shalt call his name 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I langlied not: Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou him for an everlasting covenant, and with his didst laugh. serd after him.

16 And the men rose up from thence, and 20 Au as fot Ishmael, I have heard thee: Be- looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with hold, I have blessed him, and will inake him them to bring them on the way. fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly: 17 " And the LORD said, Shall I hide from twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make Abraham that thing which I do, him a great nation.

18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a 21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, great and miglity nation, and all the lations of wliom Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set the earth shal be blessed in him ? time in the next year.

19 For I know him, that he will command his 2 And he left off talking with him, and God children and his household after him, and they went up from Abraham.

shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice 23 11 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon all that were born in bis house, and all that Abraham that which he hath spoken or him. were bought with his money, every male among 20 And the Lord said, Because the cry or sodAbraham intercedeth for Sodom.


Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed. om and Gomorrah is great, and because their 9 And they said, Stand back. "And they said sir is very grievous,

, again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and 21 | will go down now, and see whether they he will needs be'a judge: Now will we deal have donc altogether according to the cry of it, worse with thee than with them. And they which is come unto me; and if not, I will know. pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and camo

22 And the men turned their faces from thence, near to break the door. and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood 10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled yet before the LORD.

Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. 23 11 And Abraham drew near, and said, Will.11 And they smote the men that were at the thon also destroy the righteous with the wicked ? door of the house with blindness, both small and

24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within great: so that they wearied themselves to find the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the the door. place for the fifty righteous that are therein ? 12 | And the men said unto Lut, Hast thou here

25 That be far from thee to do after this man- any besides ? son-in-law, and thy sons, and thy ner, to slay the righteous with the wicked; and daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, Wiai the righteous should be as the wicked, that bring them out of this place: be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the 13 For we will destroy this place, because the earth do right?

cry of them is waxen great before the face of the 201 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it. righteous within the city, then I will spare all. 14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sonsthe place for their sakes.

in-law, which married his daughters, and said, 27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will now,

I have taken upon me to speak unto the destroy this city: but he seemed as one that LORD, which am but dust and ashes:

mocked unto his sons-in-law. 28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty 15 ! And when the morning arose, then the righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy of five? And he said, If I find there forty and wife, and thy two daughters which are here, lest five, I will not destroy it.

thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. 29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said,| 16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold Peradventure there shall be forty found there. upon his band, and upon the hand of his wife, And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake. and upon the hand of his two daughters; the

30 And he said unto him, Oh, let not the LORD LORD being merciful unto him; and they brought be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there him forth, and set himn without the city. shall Thirty be found there. And he said, I will17 And it came to pass, when they had brought not do it, if I find thirty there.

them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy 31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon life: look not behind thee, neither stay thou in une to speak unto the LORD: Peradventure there all the plain: escape to the mountain, lest thou shall be twenty found there. And he said, I be consumed. will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord! 32 And he said, Oh, let not the LORD be angry, 19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace and I will speak yet but this once: Peradven- in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, lure ten shall be found there. And he said, I which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my will not destroy it for ten's sake.

life: and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest 33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he sone evil take me, and I die: had left communing with Abraham: and Abra- 20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, hain returned unto his place.

land it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither CHAP. XIX.

(is it not a little one ?) and my soul shall live. Lot entertains two angets.

21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom; and Lot, over:hrow this city, for the which thou hasi seeing them, rose up to meet them; and he bowed spoken. himself with his face toward the ground; 22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do

2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, cum in, any thing till thou be come thither : therefore I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry the name of the city was called Zoar. all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise 23 11 The sun was risen upon the earth when up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Lol entered into Zoar. Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. 24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and

3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the turned in unto him, and entered into bis house; LORD Out of heaven; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleav- 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the ened bread, and they did eat.

plajn, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and 41 But before they lay down, the men of the That which grew upon the ground. city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the 26 11 But his wife looked back from behind Louise round, both old and young, all the people him, and she became a pillar of' sali. from every quarter :

27 | And Abraham gat up early in the morning 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, to the place where he stood before the LORD: 77 here are the men which came in to thee this| 28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomornight? bring them out unto us, that we may rah, and toward all the land of the plain, and know thein.

beheld, and lo, the smoke of the country went 6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, up as the smoke of a furnacc. and shut the door after him,

29 11 And it came to pass, when God destroyed 7 And said, I pray you, brctbren, do not so the cities of the plain, that God remembered wickedly.

Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the 8 Behold now, I have two daughters which overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring which Lot dwelt. then out into you, and do ye to ihein as is good 30 1 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in your eyes : only unto these men do nothing: in the mountain, and his two daughters with for therefore came they under the shadow of niy hi.n; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and tre Touf.

dwelt in a cave, he, and his two daughters.

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