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The bow in the cloud.
CHAP. X. The generations of Noah. living creature of all flesh: and the waters cha; and the sons of Raamah, Shebah, and shall no more become a flood to destroy all Dedan. flesh.
8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to 16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; be a mighty one in the earth. and I will look upon it, that I may remem 9 He was a mighty hunter before the ber the everlasting covenant between God Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod and every living creature of all flesh that is the mighty hunter before the LORD. upon the earth.
10 And the beginning of his kingdom 17 And God said unto Noah, This is the was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and token of the corenant which I have esta- Calneh, in the land of Shinar. blished between me and all flesh that is upon 11 Out of that land went forth Ashur, the earth.
and builded Nineveh, and the city RehoIS S And the sons of Noah that went both, and Calah, berth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, 12 And Resen between Nineveh and 2nd Japheth: and Ham is the father of Calah: the same is a great city. Canaan.
13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Ana19 These are the three sons of Noah: and mim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, of them was the whole earth overspread. 14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out
20 And Noah began to be an husband- of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim. man, and he planted a vineyard:
15 | And Canaan begat Sidon his first21 And he drank of the wine, and was born and Heth, drunken, and he was uncovered within his 16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, tent.
and the Girgasite, 2 And Ham the father of Canaan saw 17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the nakedness of his father, and told his the Sinite, tvo brethren without.
18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, 23 And Shem and Japheth took a gar- and the Hamathite : and afterward were ment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, the families of the Canaanites spread and went backward, and covered the naked-abroad. ness of their father : and their faces were 19 And the border of the Canaanites was backward, and they saw not their father's from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto nakedness.
Gaza; as thou goest unto Sodom and Go 24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and morrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto knew what his younger son had done unto Lasha. him.
20 These are the sons of Ham, after 25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a their families, after their tongues, in their servant of servants shall he be unto his bre-countries, and in their nations. thren.
21 1 Unto Shem also, the father of all the 26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God children of Eber, the brother of Japheth of Shem; and Canaan shall be his ser- the elder, even to hiin were children born. rant.
22 The children of Shem; Elam, and 27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he Ashur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Áram. shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Ca 23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and naan shall be his servant.
Hul, and Gether, and Mash. 29 S And Noah lived after the flood three 24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Sahundred and fifty years.
lah begat Eber. 29 And all the days of Noah were nine 25 And unto Eber were born two sons: hundred and fifty years : and he died. the name of one was Peleg, for in his days CHAP. X.
was the earth divided; and his brother's TOW these are the generations of the name was Joktan.
sons of Noah; Shem, Ham, and Ja 26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Shepheth : and unto them were sons born after leph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, the flood.
27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, 2 $ The sons of Japheth ; Gomer, and 28 And Obal, and Abimael, and SheMagog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, ba, and Meshech, and Tiras.
29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: 3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, all these were the sons of Joktan. and Riphath, and Togarmah.
30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, 4 And the sons of Javan; Elislah, and as thou goest unto Sephar, a mount of the Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
east. 5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles 31 These are the sons of Shem, after divided in their lands; every one after his their families, after their tongues, in their tongue, after their families, in their nations. lands, after their nations.
65 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and 32 These are the families of the sons of Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. Noah after their generations, in their na
7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Ha- tions: and by these were the nations divided rilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabte-l in the earth after the flood.
The building of Babel.
The call of Abram. CHAP. XI.
23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor ND the whole earth was of one lan- two hundred years, and begat sons and guage, and of one speech.
daughters. 2 And it came to pass as they journey- 24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty ed from the east, that they found a plain in years, and begat Terah. the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah
3 And they said one to another, Go to, jan hundred and nineteen years, and begat let us make brick, and burn them thorough- sons and daughters. ly. And they had brick for stone, and slime 26 And Terah lived seventy years, and had they for mortar.
begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a 27 1 Now these are the generations of city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we Haran : and Haran begat Lot. be scattered abroad upon the face of the 28 And Haran died before his father whole earth.
Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of 5 And the LORD came down to see the the Chaldees. city and the tower, which the children of 29 And Abram and Nahor took them men builded.
wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; 6 And the Lord said, Behold, the peo- and the name of Nahor's wife Milcah, the ple is one, and they have all one language; daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and this they begin to do: and now nothing and the father of Iscah. will be restrained from them, which they 30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child. have imagined to do.
31 | And Terah took Abram his son, and 7 Go to, let us go down, and there con- Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Safound their language, that they may not rai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's understand one another's speech.
wife; and they went forth with them from 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of from thence upon the face of all the earth: Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and and they left off to build the city.
dwelt there. 9 Therefore is the name of it called Ba- 32 And the days of Terah were two hunbel, because the LORD did there confound dred and five years: and Terah died in Hathe language of all the earth: and from ran. thence did the LORD scatter them abroad
CHAP. XII. upon the face of all the earth. 10 ? These are the generations of Shem: NOW the Lord had said unto Abram,
Get Shem was an hundred years old, and begat thy kindred, and from thy father's house, Arphaxad two years after the flood : unto a land that I will shew thee:
il And Shem lived after he begat Ar- 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, phaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and I will bless thee, and make thy name and daughters.
great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, years, and begat Salah.
and curse him that curseth thee: and in 13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Sa-thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. lah four hundred and three years, and begat 4 1 So Abram departed, as the Lord had sons and daughters.
spoken unto him, and Lot went with him : 14 And Salah lived thirty years, and be- and Abram was seventy and five years old
when he departed out of Haran. 15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber, 5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and four hundred and three years, and begat Lot his brother's son, and all their substance sons and daughters.
that they had gathered, and the souls that 16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, they had gotten in Haran; and they went and begat Peleg :
forth to go into the land of Canaan; and 17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg into the land of Canaan they came. four hundred and thirty years, and begat 6 1 And Abram passed through the land sons and daughters.
unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of 18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in begat Reu:
the land. 19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu 7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and daughters.
and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, 20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, who appeared unto him. and begat Serug:
8 And he removed from thence unto a 21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitchtwo hundred and seven years, and begated his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and sons and daughters.
Hai on the east: and there he builded an 22 And Serug lived thirty years, and altar unto the LORD, and called upon the begat Nahor :
name of the LORD.
Abram goeth into Egypt. CHAP. XIII, XIV. Abram and Lot separate.
9 And Abram journeyed, going on still thee, and between my herdmen and thy toward the south.
herdmen; for we be brethren. 10 I And there was a famine in the land : 9 Is not the whole land before thee? Seand Abram went down into Egypt to so-parate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if journ there; for the famine was grievous in thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go the land.
to the right : or if thou depart to the right 11 And it came to pass, when he was hand, then I will go to the left. come near to enter into Egypt, that he said 10's And Lot lifted up his eyes, and be unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know held all the plain of Jordan, that it was well that thou art a fair woman to look upon: watered every where, before the LORD de
12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when stroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, gy, This is his wife: and they will kill me, as thou comest unto Zoar. but they will save thee alive.
11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they that it may be well with me for thy sake; separated themselves the one from the other. and my soul shall live because of thee. 12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan,
14 | And it came to pass, that when and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians and pitched his tent toward Sodom. beheld the woman that she was very fair. 13 But the men of Sodom were wicked
15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw and sinners before the LORD, exceedingly. her, and commended her before Pharaoh : 14 | And the LORD said unto Abram, and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's after that Lot was separated from him, Lift house.
up now thine eyes, and look from the place 16 And he entreated Abram well for her where thou art, northward, and southward, sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he- and eastward, and westward : asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, 15 For all the land which thou seest, to and she-asses, and camels.
thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. 17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and 16 And I will make thy seed as the dust his house with great plagues because of of the earth : so that if a man can number Sarai Abram's wife.
the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed 18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, also be numbered. What is this that thou hast done unto me? 17 Arise, walk through the land in the why didst thou not tell me that she was thy length of it and in the breadth of it; for I wife ?
will give it unto thee. 19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister ? so 18 1 Then Abram removed his tent, and I might have taken her to me to wife: now came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go which is in Hebron, and built there an altar thy way.
unto the LORD. 20 And Pharaoh commanded his men
CHAP. XIV. concerning him; and they sent him away, AND it came to pass in the days of Am
. CHAP. XIII.
of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, ND Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and Tidal king of nations;
and his wife, and all that he had, and 2 That these made war with Bera king Lot with him, into the south.
of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomor2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in rah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber silver, and in gold.
king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, 3 Ånd he went on his journeys from the which is Zoar. south even to Beth-el, unto the place where 3 All these were joined together in the his tent had been at the beginning, between vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. Beth-el and Hai;
4 Twelve years they served Chedorlao4 Unto the place of the altar, which he mer and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. had made there at the first : and there 5 And in the fourteenth year came CheAbram called on the name of the LORD. dorlaomer, and the kings that were with him,
5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karhad flocks, and herds, and tents. naim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the
6 And the land was not able to bear them, Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, that they might dwell together: for their 6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, substance was great, so that they could not unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness. dwell together.
7 And they returned, and came to En7 1 And there was a strife between the mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herd-country of the Amalekites, and also the men of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar. the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. 8 And there went out the king of Sodom
8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of be no strife, I pray thee, between me and|Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the
The battle of the kings. GENESIS. Abram is justified by faith. king of Bela, (the same is Zoar;) and they saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield joined battle with them in the vale of Sid- and thy exceeding great reward. dim;
2 And Abram said, LORD God, what 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless
, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amra- and the steward of my house is this Elicphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of zer of Damascus ? Ellasar ; tour kings with five.
3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of hast given no seed : and lo, one born in my slime-pits; and the kings of Sodom and Go- house is mine heir. morraħ fled, and fell there: and they that 4 4 And behold, the word of the LORD remained fled to the mountain.
came unto him, saying, This shall not be 11 And they took all the goods of Sodom thine heir ; but he that shall come forth out and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. went their way.
5 And he brought him forth abroad, and 12 1 And they took Lot, Abram's bro- said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the ther's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his stars, if thou be able to number them: and goods, and departed.
he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 13 And there came one that had es- 6.1 And he believed in the LORD; and caped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he he counted it to him for righteousness. dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, 7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, and these were confederate with Abram. to give thee this land to inherit it.
14 1 And when Abram heard that his bro- 8 And he said, LORD God, whereby ther was taken captive, he armed his train- shall I know that I shall inherit it? ed servants, born in his own house, three 9 And he said unto him, Take me an hundred and eighteen, and pursued them heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of unto Dan.
three years old, and a ram of three years 15 And he divided himself against them, old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon, he and his servants by night, and smote 10 And he took unto him all these, and them, and pursued them unto Hobah, divided them in the midst, and laid each which is on the left hand of Damascus. piece one against another : but the birds
16 And he brought back all the goods, divided he not. and also brought again his brother Lot, and 11 And when the fowls came down upon his goods, and the women also, and the the carcasses, Abram drove them away. people.
12 1 And when the sun was going down, 17 1 And the king of Sodom went out a deep sleep fell upon Abram : and lo, an to meet him after his return from the slaugh- horror of great darkness fell upon him. ter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in is the king's dale.
a land that is not theirs, and shall serve 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem them; and they shall afflict them four hunbrought forth bread and wine : and he was dred years; the priest of the most high God.
14 And also that nation whom they shall 19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed serve, will I judge : and afterward shall they be Abram of the most high God, possessor come out with great substance. of heaven and earth :
15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in 20 And blessed be the most high God, peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old which hath delivered thine enemies into age. thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. 16 But in the fourth generation they shall
21 And the king of Sodom said unto come hither again : for the iniquity of the Abram, Give me the persons, and take the Amorites is not yet full. goods to thyself.
17 And it came to pass, that when the 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, sun went down, and it was dark, behold a I have listed up mine hand unto the LORD, smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that the most high God, the possessor of heaven passed between those pieces. and earth,
18 In the same day the LORD made a 23 That I will not take from a thread covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy even to a shoe-latchet, and that I will not seed have I given this land, from the river take any thing that is thine, lest thou of Egypt unto the great river, the river Eushouldest say, I have made Abram rich: phrates :
24 Save only that which the young men 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and have eaten, and the portion of the men the Kadmonites, which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, Mamre; let them take their portion. and the Rephaims, CHAP. XV.
21 And the Amorites, and the CanaanAFTER these things the word of the lates, and the Girgashites, and the Jebu
Hagar flees from Sarai. CHAP. XVI, XVII. Circumcision instituted. CHAP. XVI.
me and thee, and will multiply thee exNOW TOW Sarai Abram's wife bare him no ceedingly.
children: and she had an handmaid, 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. talked with him, saying,
2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold, 4 As for me, behold my covenant is with Dow, the LORD hath restrained me from thee, and thou shalt be a father of many bearing: I pray thee go in unto my maid; nations. it may be that I may obtain children by her. 5. Neither shall thy name any more be And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. called Abram, but thy name shall be Abra
3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her ham; for a father of many nations have I maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt made thee. ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruither to her husband Abrarn to be his wife. ful, and I will make nations of thee; and
45 And he went in unto Hagar, and kings shall come out of thee. she conceived: and when she saw that she 7 And I will establish my covenant bebad conceived, her mistress was despised in tween me and thee, and thy seed after her eyes.
thee, in their generations, for an everlasting 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong covenant; to be a God unto thee and to thy be upon thee: I have given my maid into seed after thee. thy bosom; and when she saw that she had 8. And I will give unto thee, and to thy conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a LORD judge between me and thee. stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an ever
6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, lasting possession; and I will be their God. thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it 9 1 Ånd God said unto Abraham, Thou pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hard- shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and ly with her, she fled from her face. thy seed after thee, in their generations.
7 And the angel of the LORD found 10 This is my covenant, which ye shall her by a fountain of water in the wilder- keep between me and you and thy seed ness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. after thee; Every man-child among you
$ And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, shall be circumcised. whence camest thou ? and whither wilt 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of thou go? And she said, I flee from the face your foreskin ; and it shall be a token of of my mistress Sarai.
the covenant betwixt me and you. 9 And the angel of the LORD said unto 12 And he that is eight days old shall be her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thy- circumcised among you, every man-child self under her hands.
in your generations, he that is born in the 10_And the angel of the LORD said unto house, or bought with money of any stranher, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, ger, which is not of thy seed. that it shall not be numbered for multitude. 13 He that is born in thy house, and he
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto that is bought with thy money, must needs her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt be circumcised: and my covenant shall be bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. 14 And the uncircumcised man-child,
12 And he will be a wild man ; his hand whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumwill be against every man, and every man's cised, that soul shall be cut off from his hand against him; and he shall dwell in people; he hath broken my covenant. the presence of all his brethren.
15 [ And God said unto Abraham, As 13 And she called the name of the LORD for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her that spake unto her, Thou God seest me : name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. for she said, Have I also here looked after 16 And I will bless her, and give thee him that seeth me?
a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and 14 Wherefore the well was called Beer- she shall be a mother of nations; kings of lahai-roi ; behold, it is between Kadesh people shall be of her. and Bered.
17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, 15 | And Hagar bare Abram a son: and laughed, and said in his heart, Shali and Abram called his son's name, which a child be born unto him that is an hundred Hagar bare, Ishmael.
years old ? and shall Sarah, that is ninety 16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, bear? years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to 18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Abram.
Ishmael might live before thee!
19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall A ND when Abram was ninety years old bear thee a son indeed ; and thou shalt call
and nine, the LORD appeared to his name Isaac: and I will establish my Abram, and said unto him, I am the Al- covenant with him for an everlasting covemighty God; walk before me, and be thou nant, and with his seed after him. perfect.
20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard 2 And I will make my covenant between snee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will