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Genesis
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CHAPTER 1

CHAPTER 1

1. And it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, I reveal unto you concerning this heaven and this earth; write the words which I speak.

 

2. I am the Beginning and the End; the Almighty God. By mine Only Begotten I created these things.

 

3. Yea, in the beginning I created the heaven, and the earth upon which thou standest.

1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

4. And the earth was without form, and void; and I caused darkness to come up upon the face of the deep.

2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.

5. And my Spirit moved upon the face of the waters, for I am God.

And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

6. And I, God, said, Let there be light, and there was light.

3. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

7. And I, God, saw the light, and that light was good. And I, God, divided the light from the darkness.

4. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

8. And I, God, called the light day, and the darkness I called night. And this I did by the word of my power; and it was done as I spake. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

5. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

9. And again, I, God, said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters; and it was so, even as I spake. And I said, Let it divide the waters from the waters; and it was done.

6. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

10. And I, God, made the firmament, and divided the waters; yea, the great waters under the firmament, from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so, even as I spake.

7. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

11. And I, God, called the firmament heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

8. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

12. And I, God, said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place; and it was so. And I, God, said, Let there be dry land; and it was so.

9. And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

13. And I, God, called the dry land earth; and the gathering together of the waters called I the sea.

10. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas:

14. And I, God, saw that all things which I had made were good.

and God saw that it was good.

15. And I, God, said, Let the earth bring forth grass; the herb yielding seed; the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind; and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed should be in itself, upon the earth; and it was so, even as I spake.

11. And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

16. And the earth brought forth grass; every herb yielding seed after his kind; and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed should be in itself, after his kind.

12. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind:

17. And I, God, saw that all things which I had made were good. And the evening and the morning were the third day.

and God saw that it was good.

13. And the evening and the morning were the third day.

18. And I, God, said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and for years, and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth; and it was so.

14. And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

15. And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

19. And I, God, made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; and the greater light was the sun, and the lesser light was the moon.

16. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night:

20. And the stars also were made, even according to my word; and I, God, set them in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth; and the sun to rule over the day, and the moon to rule over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness.

he made the stars also.

17. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

18. And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

21. And I, God, saw that all things which I had made were good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

19. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

22. And I, God, said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly, the moving creature that hath life, and fowl which may fly above the earth, in the open firmament of heaven.

20. And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

23. And I, God, created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind; and every winged fowl, after his kind.

21. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

24. And I, God, saw that all things which I had created were good; and I, God, blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the sea, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

22. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

23. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

25. And I, God, said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature, after his kind; cattle and creeping things, and beasts of the earth, after their kind; and it was so.

24. And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

26. And I, God, made the beasts of the earth, after their kind; and cattle after their kind; and everything which creepeth upon the earth, after his kind. And I, God, saw that all these things were good.

25. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

27. And I, God, said unto mine Only Begotten, which was with me from the beginning, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and it was so.

26. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:

28. And I, God, said, Let them have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

29. And I, God, created man in mine own image, in the image of mine Only Begotten created I him; male and female created I them.

27. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

30. And I, God, blessed them and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

31. And I, God, said unto man, Behold, I have given you every herb, bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth; and every tree in the which shall be the fruit of a tree, yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

29. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

32. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein I grant life, there shall be given every clean herb for meat; and it was so, even as I spake.

30. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

33. And I, God, saw everything that I had made, and behold, all things which I had made were very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

31. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

CHAPTER 2

CHAPTER 2

1. Thus the heaven and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

1. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

2. And on the seventh day, I, God, ended my work, and all things which I had made; and I rested on the seventh day from all my work; and all things which I had made were finished. And I, God, saw that they were good.

2. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

3. And I, God, blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it, because that in it I had rested from all my work, which I, God, had created and made.

3. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

4. And now, behold, I say unto you, that these are the generations of the heaven, and of the earth, when they were created in the day that I the Lord God made the heaven and the earth, and every plant of the filed before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew;

4. These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 5. And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew:

5. For I, the Lord God, created all things of which I have spoken spiritually, before they were naturally upon the face of the earth; for I, the Lord God, had not caused it to rain upon the face of the earth.

for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth,

6. And I, the Lord God, had created all the children of men, and not yet a man to till the ground, for in heaven created I them, and there was not yet flesh upon the earth, neither in the water, neither in the air;

and there was not a man to till the ground.

7. But I, the Lord God, spake, and there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

6. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

8. And I, the Lord God, formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul; the first flesh upon the earth, the first man also;

7. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

9. Nevertheless, all things were before created, but spiritually were they created and made, according to my word.

 

10. And I, the Lord God, planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there I put the man whom I had formed.

8. And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

11. And out of the ground, made I, the Lord God, to grow every tree naturally, that is pleasant to the sight of man, and man could behold it, and it became also a living soul; for it was spiritual in the day that I created it; for it remaineth in the sphere in which I, God, created it; yea, even all things which I prepared for the use of man; and man saw that it was good for food.

9. And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food;

12. And I, the Lord God, planted the tree of life also, in the midst of the garden; and also the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

13. And I, the Lord God, caused a river to go out of Eden, to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.

10. And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.

14. And I, the Lord God, called the name of the first Pison, and it compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where I, the Lord, created much gold; and the gold of that land was good, and there was bdellium, and the onyx stone.

11. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

12. And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

15. And the name of the second river was called Gihon, the same that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.

 

16. And the name of the third river was Hiddekel, that which goeth toward the east of Assyria.

13. And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.

17. And the fourth river was Euphrates.

14. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

18. And I, the Lord God, took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to dress it, and to keep it.

15. And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

19. And I, the Lord God, commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat;

16. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

20. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it;

17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it:

21. Nevertheless, thou mayest choose for thyself, for it is given unto thee; but remember that I forbid it;

 

22. For in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

23. And I, the Lord God, said unto mine Only Begotten, that it was not good that the man should be alone;

18. And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone;

24. Wherefore, I will make an help meet for him.

I will make him an help meet for him.

25. And out of the ground, I the Lord God, formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and commanded that they should come unto Adam, to see what he would call them.

19. And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them:

26. And they were also living souls; for I, God, breathed into them the breath of life, and commanded that whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that should be the name thereof.

and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

27. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but as for Adam, there was not found an help meet for him.

20. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

28. And I, the Lord God, caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept, and I took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in the stead thereof; and the rib, which I, the Lord God had taken from man, made I a woman, and brought her unto the man.

21. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

22. And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

29. And Adam said, This I know now is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man.

23. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

30. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh.

24. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

31. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

25. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

CHAPTER 3

 

1. And I, the Lord God, spake unto Moses, saying, That Satan whom thou hast commanded in the name of mine Only Begotten, is the same which was from the beginning;

 

2. And he came before me, saying, Behold I, send me, I will be thy Son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore, give me thine honor.

 

3. But behold, my beloved Son, which was my beloved and chosen from the beginning, said unto me: Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever.

 

4. Wherefore, because that Satan rebelled against me, and sought to destroy the agency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him; and also that I should give unto him mine own power; by the power of mine Only Begotten I caused that he should be cast down; and he became Satan.

 

5. Yea, even the devil, the father of all lies, to deceive, and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will, even as many as would not hearken unto my voice.

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6. And now, the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field, which I, the Lord God, had made.

1. Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.

7. And Satan put it into the heart of the serpent, for he had drawn away many after him; and he sought also to beguile Eve, for he knew not the mind of God; wherefore, he sought to destroy the world.

 

8. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden. And he spake by the mouth of the serpent.

And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

9. And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which thou beholdest in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

2. And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

3. But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

10. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die; for God doth know, that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

4. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

5. For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

11. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it became pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make her wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat.

6. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

12. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they had been naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

7. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

13. And they heard the voice of the Lord God, as they were walking in the garden, in the cool of the day.

8. And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day:

14. And Adam and his wife went to hide themselves from the presence of the Lord God, amongst the trees of the garden.

and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.

15. And I, the Lord God, called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where goest thou? And he said, I heard thy voice, in the garden, and I was afraid, because I beheld that I was naked, and I hid myself.

9. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

10. And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

16. And I, the Lord God, said unto Adam, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat, if so thou shouldst surely die?

11. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

17. And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest me, and commanded that she should remain with me, she gave me of the fruit of the tree, and I did eat.

12. And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

18. And I, the Lord God, said unto the woman, What is this thing which thou hast done?

13. And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done?

19. And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

20. And I, the Lord God, said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou shalt be cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life;

14. And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

21. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman; between thy seed and her seed; and he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

15. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

22. Unto the woman, I, the Lord God, said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow, and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children, and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

16. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

23. And unto Adam, I, the Lord God, said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the fruit of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it, cursed shall be the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

17. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

24. Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

18. Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

25. By the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, until thou shalt return unto the ground, for thou shalt surely die; for out of it wast thou taken, for dust thou wast, and unto dust shalt thou return.

19. In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

26. And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living; for thus have I, the Lord God, called the first of all women, which are many.

20. And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

27. Unto Adam, and also unto his wife, did I, the Lord God, make coats of skins, and clothed them.

21. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

28. And I, the Lord God, said unto mine Only Begotten, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and partake also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever;

22. And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

29. Therefore, I, the Lord God, will send him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken;

23. Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

30. For, as I, the Lord God, liveth, even so my words cannot return void, for, as thy go forth out of my mouth, they must be fulfilled.

 

31. So I drove out the man, and I placed at the east of the garden of Eden, cherubim, and a flaming sword, which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

24. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

32. (And these are the words which I spake unto my servant Moses. And they are true, even as I will.

 

33. And I have spoken them unto you. See thou show them unto no man, until I command you, except they that believe.) Amen.

 

CHAPTER 4

 

1. And it came to pass, that after I, the Lord God, had driven them out, that Adam began to till the earth, and to have dominion over all the beasts of the field, and to eat his bread by the sweat of his brow, as I, the Lord had commanded him, and Eve also, his wife, did labor with him.

 

2. And Adam knew his wife, and she bare unto him sons and daughters, and they began to multiply, and to replenish the earth.

 

3. And from that time forth, the sons and daughters of Adam began to divide, two and two, in the land, and to till the land, and to tend flocks; and they also begat sons and daughters.

 

4. And Adam called upon the name of the Lord, and Eve also, his wife; and they heard the voice of the Lord, from the way towards the garden of Eden, speaking unto them, and they saw him not; for they were shut out from his presence.

 

5. And he gave unto them commandments, that they should worship the Lord their God; and should offer the firstlings of their flocks for an offering unto the Lord.

 

6. And Adam was obedient unto the commandments of the Lord. And after many days, an angel of the Lord appeared unto Adam, saying, Why dost thou offer sacrifices unto the Lord? And Adam said unto him, I know not, save the Lord commanded me.

 

7. And then the angel spake, saying, This thing is a similitude of the sacrifice of the Only Begotten of the Father, which is full of grace and truth;

 

8. Wherefore, thou shalt do all that thou doest, in the name of the Son. And thou shalt repent, and call upon God, in the name of the Son for evermore.

 

9. And in that day, the Holy Ghost fell upon Adam, which beareth record of the Father and the Son, saying, I am the Only Begotten of the Father from the beginning, henceforth and forever; that, as thou hast fallen, thou mayest be redeemed, and all mankind, even as many as will.

 

10. And in that day Adam blessed God, and was filled, and began to prophesy concerning all the families of the earth; saying, Blessed be the name of God, for, because of my transgression my eyes are opened, and in this life I shall have joy, and again, in the flesh I shall see God.

 

11. And Eve, his wife, heard all these things and was glad, saying, Were it not for our transgression, we never should have known good and evil, and the joy of our redemption, and the eternal life which God giveth unto all the obedient.

 

12. And Adam and Eve blessed the name of God; and they made all things known unto their sons and daughters.

 

13. And Satan came among them, saying, I am also a son of God, and he commanded them, saying, Believe it not. And they believed it not; and they loved Satan more than God. And men began from that time forth to be carnal, sensual and devilish.

 

CHAPTER 5

 

1. And the Lord God called upon men, by the Holy Ghost, everywhere, and commanded them that they should repent;

 

2. And as many as believed in the Son, and repented of their sins, should be saved. And as many as believed not, and repented not, should be damned. And the words went forth out of the mouth of God, in a firm decree, wherefore they must be fulfilled.

 

3. And Adam ceased not to call upon God; and Eve also his wife.

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4. And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord; wherefore he may not reject his words. But, behold, also Cain hearkened not saying, Who is the Lord, that I should know him?

1. And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.

5. And she again conceived, and bare his brother Abel. And Abel hearkened unto the voice of the Lord. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

2. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

6. And Cain loved Satan more than God. And Satan commanded him, saying, Make an offering unto the Lord. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.

3. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.

7. And Abel, he also brought, of the firstlings of his flock, and of the fat thereof; and the Lord had respect unto Abel, and to his offering, but unto Cain, and to his offering, he had not respect.

4. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

5. But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect.

8. Now Satan knew this, and it pleased him. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

9. And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? Why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well thou shalt be accepted, and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door; and Satan desireth to have thee, and except thou shalt hearken unto my commandments, I will deliver thee up, and it shall be unto thee according to his desire; and thou shalt rule over him, for from this time forth thou shalt be the father of his lies.

6. And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

7. If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

10. Thou shalt be called Perdition, for thou wast also before the world, and it shall be said in time to come, that these abominations were had from Cain, for he rejected the greater counsel, which was had from God; and this is a cursing which I will put upon thee, except thou repent.

 

11. And Cain was wroth, and listened not any more to the voice of the Lord, neither to Abel his brother, who walked in holiness before the Lord.

 

12. And Adam also, and his wife, mourned before the Lord, because of Cain and his brethren.

 

13. And it came to pass, that Cain took one of his brother's daughters to wife, and they loved Satan more than God.

 

14. And Satan said unto Cain, Swear unto me by thy throat, and if thou tell it thou shalt die; and swear thy brethren by their heads, and by the living God, that they tell it not; for if they tell it they shall surely die; and this that thy father may not know it; and this day I will deliver thy brother Abel into thine hands.

 

15. And Satan swear unto Cain, that he would do according to his commands. And all these things were done in secret.

 

16. And Cain said, Truly I am Mahan, the master of this great secret, that I may murder and get gain. Wherefore Cain was called Master Mahan; and he gloried in his wickedness.

 

17. And Cain went into the field, and Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, that while they were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

8. And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

18. And Cain gloried in that which he had done, saying, I am free; surely the flocks of my brother falleth into my hands.

 

19. And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel, thy brother? And he said, I know not, am I my brother's keeper?

9. And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

20. And the Lord said, What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's blood cries unto me from the ground.

10. And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

21. And now, thou shalt be cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand.

11. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

22. When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

12. When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

23. And Cain said unto the Lord, Satan tempted me, because of my brother's flock; and I was wroth also, for his offering thou didst accept, and not mine.

13. And Cain said unto the Lord,

24. My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the Lord, and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that he that findeth me shall slay me, because of mine iniquities, for these things are not hid from the Lord.

My punishment is greater than I can bear.

14. Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.

25. And I, the Lord, said unto him, Whosoever slayeth thee, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold; and I, the Lord, set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

15. And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

26. And Cain was shut out from the presence of the Lord, and with his wife and many of his brethren, dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

16. And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

27. And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bare Enoch, and he also begat many sons and daughters. And he builded a city, and he called the name of the city after the name of his son Enoch.

17. And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

28. And unto Enoch was born Irad, and other sons and daughters, and Irad begat Mehujael, and other sons and daughters.

18. And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael:

29. And Mehujael begat Methusael, and other sons and daughters. And Methusael begat Lamech.

and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.

30. And Lamech took unto himself two wives, the name of one being Adah, and the name of the other, Zillah.

19. And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

31. And Adah bare Jabal; he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and they were keepers of cattle; and his brother's name was Jubal, who was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

20. And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

21. And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

32. And Zillah, she also bare Tubal Cain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron; and the sister of Tubal Cain was called Naamah.

22. And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.

33. And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice, ye wives of Lamech; hearken unto my speech, for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.

23. And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.

34. If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech shall be seventy and sevenfold.

24. If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

35. For, Lamech having entered into a covenant with Satan, after the manner of Cain, wherein he became Master Mahan, master of that great secret which was administered unto Cain by Satan;

 

36. And Irad, the son of Enoch, having known their secret, began to reveal it unto the sons of Adam; wherefore, Lamech, being angry, slew him, not like unto Cain his brother Abel for the sake of getting gain; but he slew him for the oath's sake;

 

37. For, from the days of Cain, there was a secret combination, and their works were in the dark, and they knew every man his brother.

 

38. Wherefore the Lord cursed Lamech and his house, and all they that had covenanted with Satan; for they kept not the commandments of God. And it displeased God, and he ministered not unto them.

 

39. And their works were abominations, and began to spread among all the sons of men. And it was among the sons of men.

 

40. And among the daughters of men, these things were not spoken; because that lamech had spoken the secret unto his wives, and they rebelled against him, and declared these things abroad, and had not compassion.

 

41. Wherefore Lamech was despised, and cast out, and came not among the sons of men, lest he should die.

 

42. And thus the works of darkness began to prevail among all the sons of men.

 

43. And God cursed the earth with a sore curse, and was angry with the wicked, with all the sons of men whom he had made, for they would not hearken unto his voice, nor believe on his Only Begotten Son, even him whom he declared should come in the meridian of time; who was prepared from before the foundation of the world.

 

44. And thus the gospel began to be preached from the beginning, being declared by holy angels, sent forth from the presence of God; and by his own voice, and by the gift of the Holy Ghost.

 

45. And thus all things were confirmed unto Adam by an holy ordinance; and the gospel preached; and a decree sent forth that it should be in the world until the end thereof; and thus it was. Amen.

 

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1. And Adam hearkened unto the voice of God, and called upon his sons to repent.

 

2. And Adam knew his wife again, and she bare a son, and he called his name Seth.

25. And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth:

3. And Adam glorified the name of God, for he said, God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel whom Cain slew.

For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

4. And God revealed himself unto Seth, and he rebelled not, but offered an acceptable sacrifice like unto his brother Abel. And to him also was born a son, and he called his name Enos.

26. And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos:

5. And then began these men to call upon the name of the Lord; and the Lord blessed them; and a book of remembrance was kept in the which was recorded in the language of Adam, for it was given unto as many as called upon God, to write by the Spirit of inspiration;

then began men to call upon the name of the Lord.

6. And by them their children were taught to read and write, having a language which was pure and undefiled.

 

7. Now this same priesthood which was in the beginning, shall be in the end of the world also.

 

8. Now this prophecy Adam spake, as he was moved upon by the Holy Ghost.

CHAPTER 5

9. And a genealogy was kept of the children of God. And this was the book of the generations of Adam, saying, In the day that God created man, (in the likeness of God made he him,) in the image of his own body, male and female created he them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created, and became living souls, in the land, upon the footstool of God.

1. This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

2. Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

10. And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his own image, and called his name Seth.

3. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

11. And the days of Adam, after he had begotten Seth, were eight hundred years. And he begat many sons and daughters. And all the days that Adam lived, were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died.

4. And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

5. And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

12. Seth lived one hundred and five years, and begat Enos, and prophesied in all his days, and taught his son Enos in the ways of God. Wherefore Enos prophesied also. And Seth lived after he begat Enos, eight hundred and seven years, and begat many sons and daughters.

6. And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:

7. And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:

13. And the children of men were numerous upon all the face of the land. And in those days, Satan had great dominion among men, and raged in their hearts; and from thenceforth came wars and bloodshed.

 

14. And a man's hand was against his own brother in administering death, because of secret works, seeking for power. And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years; and he died.

8. And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.

15. And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan. And Enos, and the residue of the people of God, came out from the land which was called Shulon, and dwelt in a land of promise, which he called after his own son, whom he had named Cainan.

9. And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:

16. And Enos lived, after he begat Cainan, eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat many sons and daughters. And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years; and he died.

10. And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:

11. And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.

17. And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel.

12. And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:

18. And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel, eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters. And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years; and he died.

13. And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:

14. And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.

19. And Mahalaleel lived sixty-five years, and begat Jared.

15. And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:

20. And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared, eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters. And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred and ninety-five years; and he died.

16. And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:

17. And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.

21. And Jared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, and begat Enoch.

18. And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:

22. And Jared lived, after he begat Enoch, eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. And Jared taught Enoch in all the ways of God.

19. And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

23. And this is the genealogy of the sons of Adam, who was the son of God, with whom God himself conversed.

 

24. And they were preachers of righteousness, and spake and prophesied, and called upon all men everywhere to repent. And faith was taught unto the children of men.

 

25. And it came to pass, that all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years; and he died.

20. And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.

26. And Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begat Methuselah. And it came to pass that Enoch journeyed in the land, among the people; and as he journeyed the Spirit of God descended out of heaven, and abode upon him;

21. And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:

27. And he heard a voice from heaven, saying, Enoch, my son, prophesy unto this people, and say unto them, Repent, for thus saith the Lord, I am angry with this people, and my fierce anger is kindled against them; for their hearts have waxed hard, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes cannot see afar off.

 

28. And for these many generations, even since the day that I created them, have they gone astray, and have denied me, and have sought their own counsels in the dark; and in their own abominations have they devised murder, and have not kept the commandments which I gave unto their father Adam.

 

29. Wherefore, they have forsworn themselves, and by their oaths they have brought upon themselves death.

 

30. And an hell I have prepared for them, if they repent not;

 

31. And this is a decree which I have sent forth in the beginning of the world, from mine own mouth, from the foundation thereof; and by the mouths of my servants, thy fathers, have I decreed it; even as it shall be sent forth in the world, unto the end thereof.

 

32. And when Enoch had heard these words, he bowed himself to the earth, before the Lord, and spake before the Lord, saying, Why is it that I have found favor in thy sight, and am but a lad, and all the people hate me, for I am slow of speech; wherefore am I thy servant?

 

33. And the Lord said unto Enoch, Go forth, and do as I have commanded thee, and no man shall pierce thee.

 

34. Open thy mouth, and it shall be filled, and I will give thee utterance; for all flesh is in my hands, and I will do as seemeth me good.

 

35. Say unto this people, choose ye this day to serve the Lord God who made you.

 

36. Behold, my Spirit is upon you; wherefore all thy words will I justify, and the mountains shall flee before you, and the rivers shall turn from their course; and thou shalt abide in me, and I in you; therefore walk with me.

 

37. And the Lord spake unto Enoch, and said unto him, Anoint thine eyes with clay, and wash them, and thou shalt see; and he did so.

 

38. And he beheld the spirits that God had created, and he beheld also things which were not visible to the natural eye; and from thenceforth came the saying abroad in the land, A seer hath the Lord raised up unto his people.

 

39. And it came to pass, that Enoch went forth in the land, among the people, standing upon the hills, and the high places, and cried with a loud voice, testifying against their works.

 

40. And all men were offended because of him; and they came forth to hear him upon the high places, saying unto the tent-keepers, Tarry ye here and keep the tents while we go yonder to behold the seer, for he prophesieth; and there is a strange thing in the land, a wild man hath come among us.

 

41. And it came to pass when they heard him, no man laid hands on him, for fear came on them all that heard him, for he walked with God.

 

42. And there came a man unto him, whose name was Mahijah, and said unto him, Tell us plainly who thou art, and from whence thou comest.

 

43. And he said unto them, I came out from the land of Cainan, the land of my fathers, a land of righteousness unto this day; and my father taught me in all the ways of God.

 

44. And it came to pass, as I journeyed from the land of Cainan by the sea east, I beheld a vision; and lo, the heavens I saw, and the Lord spake with me, and gave me commandment; wherefore for this cause, to keep the commandment, I speak forth these words.

 

45. And Enoch continued his speech, saying, The Lord which spake with me, the same is the God of heaven, and he is my God and your God, and ye are my brethren; and why counsel ye yourselves, and deny the God of heaven?

 

46. The heavens he made; the earth is his footstool, and the foundation thereof is his; behold, he laid it, and hosts of men hath he brought in upon the face thereof.

 

47. And death hath come upon our fathers; nevertheless, we know them, and cannot deny, and even the first of all we know, even Adam; for a book of remembrance we have written among us, according to the pattern given by the finger of God; and it is given in our own language.

 

48. And as Enoch spake forth the words of God, the people trembled and could not stand in his presence.

 

49. And he said unto them, Because that Adam fell, we are; and by his fall came death, and we are made partakers of misery and woe.

 

50. Behold, Satan hath come among the children of men, and tempteth them to worship him; and men have become carnal, sensual, and devilish, and are shut out from the presence of God.

 

51. But God hath made known unto our fathers, that all men must repent.

 

52. And he called upon our father Adam, by his own voice, saying, I am God; I made the world, and men before they were in the flesh.

 

53. And he also said unto him, If thou wilt, turn unto me and hearken unto my voice, and believe, and repent of all thy transgressions, and be baptized, even in water, in the name of mine Only Begotten Son, who is full of grace and truth, which is Jesus Christ, the only name which shall be given under heaven, whereby salvation shall come unto the children of men; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, asking all things in his name, and whatsoever ye shall ask it shall be given you.

 

54. And our father Adam spake unto the Lord, and said, Why is it that men must repent, and be baptized in water?

 

55. And the Lord said unto Adam, Behold, I have forgiven thee thy transgression in the garden of Eden.

 

56. Hence came the saying abroad among the people, that the Son of God hath atoned for original guilt, wherein the sins of the parents cannot be answered upon the heads of the children, for they are whole from the foundation of the world.

 

57. And the Lord spake unto Adam, saying, Inasmuch as thy children are conceived in sin, even so, when they begin to grow up sin conceiveth in their hearts, and they taste the bitter, that they may know to prize the good.

 

58. And it is given unto them to know good from evil; wherefore, they are agents unto themselves.

 

59. And I have given unto you another law and commandment; wherefore teach it unto your children, that all men, everywhere, must repent, or they can in no wise inherit the kingdom of God.

 

60. For no unclean thing can dwell there, or dwell in his presence; for, in the language of Adam, Man of Holiness is his name; and the name of his Only Begotten is the son of Man, even Jesus Christ, a righteous judge, who shall come in the meridian of time.

 

61. Therefore I give unto you a commandment, to teach these things freely unto your children, saying, that by reason of transgression cometh the fall, which fall bringeth death; and inasmuch as ye were born into the world by water and blood, and the spirit, which I have made, and so become of dust a living soul;

 

62. Even so ye must be born again, into the kingdom of heaven, of water, and of the Spirit, and be cleansed by blood, even the blood of mine Only Begotten; that ye may be sanctified from all sin; and enjoy the words of eternal life in this world, and eternal life in the world to come; even immortal glory.

 

63. For, by the water ye keep the commandment; by the Spirit ye are justified; and by the blood ye are sanctified.

 

64. Therefore it is given to abide in you, the record of heaven, the Comforter, the peaceable things of immortal glory, the truth of all things, that which quickeneth all things which maketh alive all things, that which knoweth all things, and hath all power according to wisdom, mercy, truth, justice and judgment.

 

65. And now, behold, I say unto you, This is the plan of salvation unto all men, through the blood of mine Only Begotten, who shall come in the meridian of time.

 

66. And, behold, all things have their likeness; and all things are created and made to bear record of me; both things which are temporal, and things which are spiritual; things which are in the heavens above, and things which are on the earth, and things which are in the earth, and things which are under the earth, both above and beneath, all things bear record of me.

 

67. And it came to pass, when the Lord had spoken with Adam our father, that Adam cried unto the Lord, and he was caught away by the Spirit of the Lord, and was carried down into the water, and was laid under the water, and was brought forth out of the water; and thus he was baptized.

 

68. And the Spirit of God descended upon him, and thus he was born of the Spirit, and became quickened in the inner man.

 

69. And he heard a voice out of heaven, saying, Thou art baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost; this is the record of the Father and the Son, from henceforth and forever;

 

70. And thou art after the order of him who was without beginning of days or end of years, from all eternity to all eternity.

 

71. Behold, thou art one in me, a son of God; and thus may all become my sons. Amen.

 

CHAPTER 7

 

1. And it came to pass, that Enoch continued his speech, saying, Behold, our father Adam taught these things, and many have believed, and become the sons of God; and many have believed not, and have perished in their sins, and are looking forth with fear, in torment, for the fiery indignation of the wrath of God to be poured out upon them.

 

2. And from that time forth, Enoch began to prophesy, saying unto the people, that, as I was journeying, and stood in the place Mahujah, and cried unto the Lord, there came a voice out of heaven, saying, Turn ye and get ye upon the mount Simeon.

 

3. And it came to pass, that I turned and went up on the mount; and as I stood upon the mount, I beheld the heavens open, and I was clothed upon with glory.

 

4. And I saw the Lord, and he stood before my face, and he talked with me, even as a man talketh one with another, face to face; and he said unto me, Look, and I will show unto thee the world for the space of many generations.

 

5. And it came to pass, that I beheld in the valley of Shum, and, lo! a great people which dwelt in tents, which were the people of shum.

 

6. And again the Lord said unto me, Look, and I looked towards the north, and I beheld the people of Cainan, which dwelt in tents.

 

7. And the Lord said unto me, Prophesy; and I prophesied saying,

 

8. Behold, the people of Cainan which are numerous, shall go forth in battle array against the people of Shum, and shall slay them, that they shall be utterly destroyed.

 

9. And the people of Cainan shall divide themselves in the land, and the land shall be barren and unfruitful, and none other people shall dwell there, but the people of Cainan; for, behold, the Lord shall curse the land with much heat, and the barrenness thereof shall go forth forever.

 

10. And there was blackness came upon all the children of Cainan, that they were despised among all people.

 

11. And it came to pass, that the Lord said unto me, Look, and I looked, and I beheld the land of Sharon, and the land of Enoch, and the land of Omner, and the land of Heni, and the land of Shem, and the land of Haner, and the land of Hanannihah, and all the inhabitants thereof.

 

12. And the Lord said unto me, Go forth to this people, and say unto them, Repent; lest I come out and smite them with a curse, and they die.

 

13. And he gave unto me a commandment, that I should baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, who is full of grace and truth, and the Holy Ghost which beareth record of the Father and the Son.

 

14. And it came to pass, that Enoch continued to call upon the people, save it were the people of Cainan, to repent.

 

15. And so great was the faith of Enoch, that he led the people of God, and their enemies came to battle against them, and he spake the word of the Lord, and the earth trembled, and the mountains fled, even according to his command.

 

16. And the rivers of water were turned out of their course, and the roar of the lions was heard out of the wilderness.

 

17. And all nations feared greatly, so powerful was the word of Enoch, and so great was the power of the language which God had given him.

 

18. There also came up a land out of the depths of the sea; and so great was the fear of the enemies of the people of God, that they fled and stood afar off, and went upon the land which came up out of the depths of the sea.

 

19. And the giants of the land also stood afar off; and there went forth a curse upon all the people which fought against God.

 

20. And from that time forth, there were wars, and bloodshed among them; but the Lord came and dwelt with his people, and they dwelt in righteousness.

 

21. And the fear of the Lord was upon all nations, so great was the glory of the Lord which was upon his people.

 

22. And the Lord blessed the land, and they were blessed upon the mountains, and upon the high places, and did flourish.

 

23. And the Lord called his people, Zion, because they were of one heart and of one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there were no poor among them.

 

24. And Enoch continued his preaching in righteousness unto the people of God.

 

25. And it came to pass in his days, that he built a city that was called the city of Holiness, even Zion.

 

26. And it came to pass, that Enoch talked with the Lord, and he said unto the Lord, Surely, Zion shall dwell in safety forever. But the Lord said unto Enoch, Zion have I blessed, but the residue of the people have I cursed.

 

27. And it came to pass, that the Lord showed unto Enoch all the inhabitants of the earth, and he beheld, and lo! Zion in process of time was taken up into heaven.

 

28. And the Lord said unto Enoch, Behold mine abode forever.

 

29. And Enoch also beheld the residue of the people which were the sons of Adam, and they were a mixture of all the seed of Adam, save it were the seed of Cain; for the seed of Cain were black, and had not place among them.

 

30. And after that Zion was taken up into heaven, Enoch beheld, and lo, all the nations of the earth were before him; and there came generation upon generation.

 

31. And Enoch was high and lifted up, even in the bosom of the Father and the Son of Man; and, behold, the powers of Satan were upon all the face of the earth; and he saw angels descending out of heaven, and he heard a loud voice, saying, Woe! woe! be unto the inhabitants of the earth!

 

32. And he beheld Satan, and he had a great chain in his hand, and it veiled the whole face of the earth with darkness; and he looked up and laughed, and his angels rejoiced.

 

33. And Enoch beheld angels descending out of heaven, bearing testimony of the Father, and of the Son.

 

34. And the Holy Ghost fell on many, and they were caught up by the powers of heaven into Zion.

 

35. And it came to pass, that the God of heaven looked upon the residue of the people, and wept; and Enoch bore record of it, saying, How is it that the heavens weep, and shed forth their tears as the rain upon the mountains? And Enoch said unto the Lord, How is it that thou canst weep, seeing thou art holy, and from all eternity to all eternity?

 

36. And were it possible that man could number the particles of the earth, yea, and millions of earths like this, it would not be a beginning to the number of thy creations;

 

37. And thy curtains are stretched out still, and thou art there, and thy bosom is there; and also, thou art just, thou art merciful and kind forever;

 

38. Thou hast taken Zion to thine own bosom, from all thy creations, from all eternity to all eternity; and naught but peace, justice, and truth is the habitation of thy throne; and mercy shall go before thy face and have no end. How is it that thou canst weep?

 

39. The Lord said unto Enoch, Behold, these thy brethren, they are the workmanship of mine own hands, and I gave unto them their intelligence in the day that I created them.

 

40. And in the garden of Eden gave I unto man his agency; and unto thy brethren have I said, and also gave commandment, that they should love one another; and that they should choose me their Father.

 

41. But, behold, they are without affection, and they hate their own blood; and the fire of mine indignation is kindled against them; and in my hot displeasure will I send in the floods upon them; for my fierce anger is kindled against them.

 

42. Behold, I am God; Man of Holiness is my name; Man of Counsel is my name; and Endless and Eternal is my name also. Wherefore I can stretch forth my hands and hold all the creations which I have made, and mine eye can pierce them also.

 

43. And among all the workmanship of my hands there has not been so great wickedness as among thy brethren; but, behold, their sins shall be upon the heads of their fathers; Satan shall be their father, and misery shall be their doom; and the whole heavens shall weep over them, even all the workmanship of my hands.

 

44. Wherefore should not the heavens weep, seeing these shall suffer? But, behold, these which thine eyes are upon shall perish in the floods; and, behold, I will shut them up; a prison have I prepared for them, and he whom I have chosen hath pleaded before my face;

 

45. Wherefore he suffereth for their sins, inasmuch as they will repent, in the day that my chosen shall return unto me; and until that day they shall be in torment.

 

46. Wherefore for this shall the heavens weep, yea, and all the workmanship of my hands.

 

47. And it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Enoch, and told Enoch all the doings of the children of men.

 

48. Wherefore Enoch knew and looked upon their wickedness, and their misery; and wept, and stretched forth his arms, and his heart swelled wide as eternity, and his bowels yearned, and all eternity shook.

 

49. And Enoch saw Noah also, and his family, that the posterity of all the sons of Noah should be saved with a temporal salvation.

 

50. Wherefore Enoch saw that Noah built an ark, and the Lord smiled upon it, and held it in his own hand; but upon the residue of the wicked came the floods and swallowed them up.

 

51. And as Enoch saw thus, he had bitterness of soul, and wept over his brethren, and said unto the heavens, I will refuse to be comforted.

 

52. But the Lord said unto Enoch, Lift up your heart and be glad, and look. And it came to pass, that Enoch looked, and from Noah he beheld all the families of the earth, and he cried unto the Lord, saying, When shall the day of the Lord come? When shall the blood of the righteous be shed, that all they that mourn may be sanctified, and have eternal life?

 

53. And the Lord said, It shall be in the meridian of time; in the days of wickedness and vengeance.

 

54. And, behold, Enoch saw the day of the coming of the son of Man, even in the flesh; and his soul rejoiced, saying, The righteous is lifted up; and the Lamb is slain from the foundation of the world; and through faith I am in the bosom of the Father; and behold, Zion is with me!

 

55. And it came to pass, that Enoch looked upon the earth, and he heard a voice from the bowels thereof, saying, Woe! woe! is me, the mother of men! I am pained, I am weary, because of the wickedness of my children! When shall I rest, and be cleansed from the filthiness which has gone forth out of me? When will my Creator sanctify me, that I may rest, and righteousness for a season abide upon my face?

 

56. And when Enoch heard the earth mourn, he wept, and cried unto the Lord, saying, O Lord, wilt thou not have compassion upon the earth? wilt thou not bless the children of Noah?

 

57. And it came to pass, that Enoch continued his cry unto the Lord, saying, I ask thee, O Lord, in the name of thine Only Begotten, even Jesus Christ, that thou wilt have mercy upon Noah, and his seed, that the earth might never more be covered by the floods.

 

58. And the Lord could not withhold; and he covenanted with Enoch, and sware unto him with an oath, that the would stay the floods; that he would call upon the children of Noah; and he sent forth an unalterable decree, that a remnant of his seed should always be found among all nations, while the earth should stand.

 

59. And the Lord said, Blessed is he through whose seed Messiah shall come; for he saith, I am Messiah, the King of Zion, the Rock of heaven, which is broad as eternity; and whoso cometh in at the gate, and climbeth up by me shall never fall.

 

60. Wherefore blessed are they of whom I have spoken, for they shall come forth with songs of everlasting joy.

 

61. And it came to pass, that Enoch cried unto the Lord, saying, When the Son of Man cometh in the flesh shall the earth rest? I pray thee show me these things.

 

62. And the Lord said unto Enoch, Look; and he looked, and beheld the Son of Man lifted up on the cross, after the manner of men.

 

63. And he heard a loud voice, and the heavens were veiled; and all the creations of God mourned, and the earth groaned; and the rocks were rent; and the saints arose, and were crowned at the right hand of the son of Man, with crowns of glory.

 

64. And as many of the spirits as were in prison came forth and stood on the right hand of God. And the remainder were reserved in chains of darkness until the judgment of the great day.

 

65. And again Enoch wept, and cried unto the Lord, saying, When shall the earth rest?

 

66. And Enoch beheld the Son of Man ascend up unto the Father; and he called unto the Lord, saying, Wilt thou not come again upon the earth? for inasmuch as thou art God, and I know thee, and thou hast sworn unto me, and commanded me that I should ask in the name of thine Only Begotten; thou hast made me, and given unto me a right to thy throne, and not of myself, but through thine own grace; and wherefore I ask thee if thou wilt not come again on the earth?

 

67. And the Lord said unto Enoch, As I live, even so will I come in the last days, in the days of wickedness and vengeance, to fulfill the oath which I made unto you concerning the children of Noah.

 

68. And the day shall come that the earth shall rest. But before that day the heavens shall be darkened, and a veil of darkness shall cover the earth; and the heavens shall shake, and also the earth.

 

69. And great tribulations shall be among the children of men, but my people will I preserve; and righteousness will I send down out of heaven, and truth will I send forth out of the earth, to bear testimony of mine Only Begotten; his resurrection from the dead; yea, and also the resurrection of all men.

 

70. And righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood, to gather out mine own elect from the four quarters of the earth, unto a place which I shall prepare; an holy city, that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking forth for the time of my coming; for there shall be my tabernacle, and it shall be called Zion; a New Jerusalem.

 

71. And the Lord said unto Enoch, Then shalt thou and all thy city meet them there; and we will receive them into our bosom; and they shall see us, and we will fall upon their necks, and they shall fall upon our necks, and we will kiss each other;

 

72. And there shall be mine abode, and it shall be Zion, which shall come forth out of all the creations which I have made; and for the space of a thousand years shall the earth rest.

 

73. And it came to pass, that Enoch saw the day of the coming of the Son of Man, in the last days, to dwell on the earth, in righteousness, for the space of a thousand years.

 

74. But before that day, he saw great tribulation among the wicked; and he also saw the sea, that it was troubled, and men's hearts failing them, looking forth with fear for the judgment of the Almighty God, which should come upon the wicked.

 

75. And the Lord showed Enoch all things, even unto the end of the world. And he saw the day of the righteous, the hour of their redemption, and received a fullness of joy.

 

76. And all the days of Zion, in the days of Enoch, were three hundred and sixty-five years.

 

77. And Enoch and all his people walked with God, and he dwelt in the midst of Zion.

22. And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

78. And it came to pass, that Zion was not, for God received it up into his own bosom; and from thence went forth the saying, Zion is fled. And all the days of Enoch were four hundred and thirty years.

23. And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

24. And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

79. And it came to pass, that Methuselah, the son of Enoch, was not taken, that the covenants of the Lord might be fulfilled which he made to Enoch; for he truly covenanted with Enoch, that Noah should be of the fruit of his loins.

 

80. And it came to pass, that Methuselah prophesied that from his loins should spring all the kingdoms of the earth; (through Noah,) and he took glory unto himself.

 

81. And there came forth a great famine into the land, and the Lord cursed the earth with a sore curse, and many of the inhabitants thereof died.

 

82. And it came to pass, that Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and begat Lamech; and Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech, seven hundred and eighty-two years, and begat sons and daughters. And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty- nine years, and he died.

25. And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:

26. And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:

27. And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

83. And Lamech lived one hundred and eighty-two years, and begat a son, and he called his name Noah, saying, This son shall comfort us concerning our work, and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed.

28. And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:

29. And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed.

84. And Lamech lived after he begat Noah, five hundred and ninety- five years, and begat sons and daughters. And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years; and he died.

30. And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:

31. And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.

85. And Noah was four hundred and fifty years old, and begat Japheth, and forty-two years afterwards, he begat Shem, of her who was the mother of Japheth, and when he was five hundred years old, he begat Ham.

32. And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

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1. And Noah and his sons hearkened unto the Lord, and gave heed; and they were called the sons of God.

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2. And when these men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, the sons of men saw that their daughters were fair, and they took them wives even as they chose.

1. And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

2. That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

3. And the Lord said unto Noah, The daughters of thy sons have sold themselves, for behold, mine anger is kindled against the sons of men, for they will not hearken to my voice.

 

4. And it came to pass, that Noah prophesied, and taught the things of God, even as it was in the beginning.

 

5. And the Lord said unto Noah, My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for he shall know that all flesh shall die, yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years; and if men do not repent, I will send in the floods upon them.

3. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

6. And in those days there were giants on the earth, and they sought Noah to take away his life;

4. There were giants in the earth in those days;

7. But the Lord was with Noah, and the power of the Lord was upon him; and the Lord ordained Noah after his own order, and commanded him that he should go forth and declare his gospel unto the children of men, even as it was given unto Enoch.

 

8. And it came to pass that Noah called upon the children of men, that they should repent, but they hearkened not unto his words.

 

9. And also, after that they had heard him, they came up before him, saying, Behold, we are the sons of God, have we not taken unto ourselves the daughters of men? and are we not eating and drinking, and marrying and given in marriage? and our wives bear unto us children, and the same are mighty men, which are like unto them of old, men of great renown. And they hearkened not unto the words of Noah.

and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

10. And God saw that the wickedness of man had become great in the earth; and every man was lifted up in the imagination of the thoughts of his heart; being only evil continually.

5. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

11. And it came to pass, that Noah continued his preaching unto the people, saying, Hearken and give heed unto my words, believe and repent of your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, even as our fathers did, and ye shall receive the Holy Ghost, that ye may have all things made manifest;

 

12. And if you do not this, the floods will come in upon you; nevertheless, they hearkened not.

 

13. And it repented Noah, and his heart was pained, that the Lord had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

6. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

14. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created, from the face of the earth, both man and beast, and the creeping things, and the fowls of the air.

7. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air;

15. For it repenteth Noah that I have created them, and that I have made them; and he hath called upon me, for they have sought his life.

for it repenteth me that I have made them.

16. And thus Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord; for Noah was a just man, and perfect in his generation; and he walked with God, and also his three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

9. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

10. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

17. The earth was corrupt before God; and it was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth.

11. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

12. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

18. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence, and behold, I will destroy all flesh from off the earth.

13. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

19. Make thee therefore, an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and thou shalt pitch it within and without with pitch;

14. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

20. And the length of the ark thou shalt make three hundred cubits; the breadth of it fifty cubits; and the height of it thirty cubits.

15. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

21. And windows shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; lower, second, and third chambers shalt thou make in it.

16. A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

22. And behold, I, even I will bring in a flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; every thing that liveth on the earth shall die.

17. And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

23. But with thee will I establish my covenant, even as I have sworn unto thy father, Enoch, that of thy posterity shall come all nations.

18. But with thee will I establish my covenant;

24. And thou shalt come into the ark, thou and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with them.

and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

25. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every kind shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep alive with thee; they shall be male and female.

19. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.

26. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind; two of every kind shalt thou take into the ark, to keep alive.

20. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.

27. And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather fruit of every kind unto thee in the ark, and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

21. And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, ad for them.

28. Thus did Noah, according to all that God commanded him.

22. Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

 

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29. And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house, into the ark; for thee only have I seen righteous before me, in this generation.

1. And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

30. Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female; and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female;

2. Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

31. Of fowls also of the air, by sevens, the male and his female; to keep seed alive upon the face of the earth.

3. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

32. For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days, and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

4. For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

33. And Noah did according to all that the Lord commanded him. And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

5. And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him.

6. And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

34. And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

7. And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

35. Of clean beasts, and of beasts that were not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth, there went in two and two, unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

8. Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,

9. There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

36. And it came to pass, after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, and the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened, and the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

10. And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.

11. In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

12. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

37. In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah; and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them into the ark; they, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth on the earth, after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, and every bird of every sort;

13. In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;

14. They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.

38. And they went unto Noah, into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life; and they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him, and the Lord shut him in.

15. And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.

16. And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in.

39. And the flood was forty days upon the earth, and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth.

17. And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.

40. And the waters prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

18. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

41. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the face of the earth, and all the high hills, under the whole heavens were covered. Fifteen cubits and upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

19. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.

20. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

42. And all flesh died that moved upon the face of the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beasts, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man.

21. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:

43. All in whose nostrils the Lord had breathed the breath of life, of all that were on the dry land, died.

22. All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.

44. And every living substance was destroyed, which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowls of the air; and they were destroyed from the earth;

23. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth:

45. And Noah only remained, and they that were with him in the ark.

and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.

46. And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.

24. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.

 

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47. And God remembered Noah, and all that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged.

1. And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;

48. The fountains also of the deep, and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; and the waters returned from off the earth.

2. The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

3. And the waters returned from off the earth continually:

49. And after the end of the hundred and fifty days, the waters were abated. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountain of Ararat.

and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

4. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

50. And the waters decreased until the tenth month; and in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

5. And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

51. And it came to pass, at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made, and he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

6. And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:

7. And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

52. He also sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; but the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters had not receded from off the face of the whole earth; then he put forth his hand and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.

8. Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

9. But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.

53. And he stayed yet other seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark, and the dove came in to him in the evening; and lo, in her mouth an olive leaf plucked off; so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

10. And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;

11. And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

54. And he stayed yet other seven days, and sent forth a dove, which returned not again unto him any more.

12. And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

55. And it came to pass, in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth.

13. And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth:

56. And Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry. And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

14. And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

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1. And God spake unto Noah, saying, Go forth out of the ark, thou and thy wife, and they sons, and the sons' wives with thee.

15. And God spake unto Noah, saying,

16. Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.

2. Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful and multiply upon the earth.

17. Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

3. And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him. And every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.

18. And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:

19. Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.

4. And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord, and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar; and gave thanks unto the Lord, and rejoiced in his heart.

20. And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

5. And the Lord spake unto Noah, and he blessed him. And Noah smelled a sweet savor, and he said in his heart;

21. And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart,

6. I will call on the name of the Lord, that he will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; and that he will not again smite any more every thing living, as he hath done, while the earth remaineth;

I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

22. While the earth remaineth,

7. And, that seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, may not cease with man.

seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

 

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8. And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth. And the fear of you, and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

1. And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

2. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

9. Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

3. Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

10. But, the blood of all flesh which I have given you for meat, shall be shed upon the ground, which taketh life thereof, and the blood ye shall not eat.

4. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

11. And surely, blood shall not be shed, only for meat, to save your lives; and the blood of every beast will I require at your hands.

5. And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.

12. And whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed; for man shall not shed the blood of man.

6. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

13. For a commandment I give, that every man's brother shall preserve the life of man, for in mine own image have I made man.

 

14. And a commandment I give unto you, Be ye fruitful and multiply; bring forth abundantly on the earth, and multiply therein.

7. And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

15. And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, And I, behold, I will establish my covenant with you, which I made unto your father Enoch, concerning your seed after you.

8. And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

9. And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

16. And it shall come to pass, that every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, and of the cattle, and of the beast of the earth that is with you, which shall go out of the ark, shall not altogether perish; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

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

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

17. And I will establish my covenant with you, which I made unto Enoch, concerning the remnants of your posterity.

 

18. And God made a covenant with Noah, and said, This shall be the token of the covenant I make between me and you, and for every living creature with you, for perpetual generations;

12. And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:

19. I will set my bow in the cloud; and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

13. I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

20. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember my covenant, which I have made between me and you, for every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

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

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

21. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant, which I made unto thy father Enoch; that, when men should keep all my commandments, Zion should again come on the earth, the city of Enoch which I have caught up unto myself.

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

22. And this is mine everlasting covenant, that when thy posterity shall embrace the truth, and look upward, then shall Zion look downward, and all the heavens shall shake with gladness, and the earth shall tremble with joy;

 

23. And the general assembly of the church of the firstborn shall come down out of heaven, and possess the earth, and shall have place until the end come. And this is mine everlasting covenant, which I made with thy father Enoch.

 

24. And the bow shall be in the cloud, and I will establish my covenant unto thee, which I have made between me and thee, for every living creature of all flesh that shall be upon the earth.

 

25. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and thee; for all flesh that shall be upon the earth.

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

26. And the sons of Noah that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth; and Ham was the father of Canaan. These were the three sons of Noah, and of them was the whole earth overspread.

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

19. These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.

27. And Noah began to till the earth, and he was an husbandman; and he planted a vineyard, and he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent;

20. And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

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

28. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his brethren without; and Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid upon both their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father, and they saw not their father's nakedness.

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

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

29. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done unto him, and he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

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

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

30. And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant, and a veil of darkness shall cover him, that he shall be known among all men.

26. And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

31. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

27. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

32. And Noah lived after the flood, three hundred and fifty years. And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died.

28. And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

29. And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.

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CHAPTER 10

1. Now these were the generations of the sons of Noah; Shem, Ham, and Japheth; and unto them were sons born after the flood.

1. Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.

2. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meschech, and Tiras.

2. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

3. And these are the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz and Riphath, and Togarmah. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after the same tongue, after their families, in their nations.

3. And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

4. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

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

4. And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

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

7. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

5. And Cush begat Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter in the land. Wherefore, it is said; Even as Nimrod, the mighty hunter in the land.

8. And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

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

6. And he began a kingdom, and the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

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

7. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah; the same was a great city.

11. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

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

8. And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, and Pathrusim, and Casluhim, out of whom came Philistim and Caphtorim.

13. And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

14. And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.

9. And Canaan begat Sidon, his firstborn, and Heth, and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and Girgashite, and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, and the Arvadite, and Zemarite, and the Hamathite; and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.

15. And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,

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

17. And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

18. And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.

10. And the borders of the Canaanites were from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar unto Gaza; as thou goest unto Sodom and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboiim even unto Lasha.

19. And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

11. These were the sons of Ham, after their families, after the same tongue, in their countries, and in their nations.

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

12. Unto Shem also, which was the elder, children were born; and he was the father of Eber, and even to him were children born.

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

13. And these are the children of Shem; Eber, and Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.

22. The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.

14. And these were the children of Aram; Us, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

23. And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

15. And Arphaxad begat Salah, and Salah begat Eber. And unto Eber were born two sons; the name of one, Peleg, the other Joktan.

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

25. And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg;

16. And Peleg was a mighty man, for in his days was the earth divided.

for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.

17. And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, and Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, and Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, and Ophar, and Havilah, and Jobab; and these were the sons of Joktan.

26. And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

27. And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,

28. And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

29. And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

18. And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar, a mount of the east.

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

19. These were the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

31. These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

20. These were the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations; and by these were the nations divided on the earth, after the flood.

32. These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

CHAPTER 11

CHAPTER 11

1. And the whole earth was of the same language, and of the same speech. And it came to pass, that many journeyed from the east, and as they journeyed from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and dwelt there in the plain of Shinar.

1. And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

2. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

2. And they said one to another, Come, go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and they had slime for mortar.

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

3. And they said, Come, go to, let us build us a city, and a tower whose top will be high, nigh unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

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

4. And the Lord came down, beholding the city and the tower which the children of men were building;

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

5. And the Lord said, Behold, the people are the same, and they all have the same language; and this tower they begin to build, and now, nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined, except I, the Lord, confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. So I, the Lord, will scatter them abroad from thence, upon all the face of the land, and unto every quarter of the earth.

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

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

8. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth:

6. And they were confounded, and left off to build the city, and they hearkened not unto the Lord, therefore, is the name of it called Babel, because the Lord was displeased with their works, and did there confound the language of all the earth; and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face thereof.

and they left off to build the city.

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

7. And these were the generations of Shem. And Shem being an hundred years old, begat Arphaxad two years after the flood; and Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

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

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

8. And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah; and Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah, four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

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

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

9. And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber; and Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

14. And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:

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

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

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

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

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

18. And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:

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

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

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

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

13. And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor; and Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

22. And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:

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

14. And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah; and Nahor lived after he begat Terah and hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

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

25. And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

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

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

16. Now these were the generations of Terah; Terah begat Abram, Nahor and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

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

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

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

18. And Abram and Nahor took them wives; and the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah and the father of Iscah; but Sarai was barren, and she bear no child.

29. And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

30. But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

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

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

20. And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.

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

CHAPTER 12

CHAPTER 12

2. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing; and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee; and in thee shall the families of the earth be blessed.

2. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

3. And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

3. So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

4. So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

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

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

5. And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, and the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanites were then in the land.

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

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

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

7. And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, leaving Beth-el on the west, and Hai was on the east. And there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord. And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.

8. And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord.

9. And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.

8. And there was a famine in the land; and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine became grievous in the land.

10. And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

9. And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold, now I know thee to be a fair woman to look upon; therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife; and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive; say I pray thee unto them, I am his sister; that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

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

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

13. Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee

10. And it came to pass, that when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman, that she was very fair.

14. And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

11. The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commanded her to be brought before Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

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

12. And he entreated Abram well for her sake; and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.

16. And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.

13. And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues, because of Sarai, Abram's wife.

17. And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.

14. And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What hast thou done unto me in this thing? Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her unto me to wife; now therefore, behold I say unto thee, Take thy wife and go thy way.

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

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

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

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

CHAPTER 13

CHAPTER 13

1. And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, unto the south. And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

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

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

2. And he went on his journey from the south, even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai; unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first; and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.

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

4. Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.

3. And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

5. And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

4. And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together; for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle, and the herdmen of Lot's cattle, that they could not dwell together.

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

7. And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle:

5. And the Canaanite, and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.

and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.

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

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

7. Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me; if thou go to the left hand, then I will go to the right; if thou go to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

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

8. And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt.

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

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

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

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

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

11. But the men of Sodom becoming sinners, and exceedingly wicked before the Lord, the Lord was angry with them.

13. But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.

12. And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward;

14. And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:

13. And remember the covenant which I make with thee; for it shall be an everlasting covenant; and thou shalt remember the days of Enoch thy father;

 

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

15. For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

16. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

15. Arise, walk through the land in the length of it, and in the breadth of it, for I will give it unto thee. Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which was in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the Lord.

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

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

CHAPTER 14

CHAPTER 14

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

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

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

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

 

 

5. And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, and the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which was by the wilderness.

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

6. And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the wilderness.

6. And they returned and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, in Hazezontamar.

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

7. And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar;

8. And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar;)

8. And they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim; with Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.

and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim;

9. With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.

9. And the vale of Siddim was filled with slime pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain which was called Hanabal.

10. And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.

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

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

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

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

12. And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew, the man of God, for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eschol, and brother of Aner; and these were confederate with Abram.

13. And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

13. And when Abram heard that Lot, his brother's son, was taken captive, he armed his trained men, and they which were born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued unto Dan.

14. And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.

14. And he divided himself against them, he and his men, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which was on the left hand of Damascus.

15. And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.

15. And he brought back Lot, his brother's son, and all his goods, and the women also, and the people.

16. And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

16. And the king of Sodom also went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which was the king's dale.

17. And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale.

17. And Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought forth bread and wine; and he break bread and blest it; and he blest the wine, he being the priest of the most high God,

18. And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

18. And he gave to Abram, and he blessed him, and said, Blessed Abram, thou art a man of the most high God, possessor of heaven and of earth;

19. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

19. And blessed is the name of the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thine hand.

20. And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand.

20. And Abram gave him tithes of all he had taken.

And he gave him tithes of all.

21. And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.

21. And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.

22. And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand unto the Lord, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth.

22. And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the Lord, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

23. And have sworn that I will not take of thee from a thread even to a shoe-latchet, and that I will not take anything that is thine, (lest thou shouldst say, I have made Abram rich;)

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

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

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

25. And Melchizedek lifted up his voice and blessed Abram.

 

26. Now Melchizedek was a man of faith, who wrought righteousness; and when a child he feared God, and stopped the mouths of lions, and quenched the violence of fire.

 

27. And thus, having been approved of God, he was ordained an high priest after the order of the covenant which God made with Enoch,

 

28. It being after the order of the son of God; which order came, not by man, nor the will of man; neither by father nor mother; neither by beginning of days nor end of years; but of God;

 

29. And it was delivered unto men by the calling of his own voice, according to his own will, unto as many as believed on his name.

 

30. For God having sworn unto Enoch and unto his seed with an oath by himself; that every one being ordained after this order and calling should have power, by faith, to break mountains, to divide the seas, to dry up waters, to turn them out of their course;

 

31. To put at defiance the armies of nations, to divide the earth, to break every band, to stand in the presence of God; to do all things according to his will, according to his command, subdue principalities and powers; and this by the will of the Son of God which was from before the foundation of the world.

 

32. And men having this faith, coming up unto this order of God, were translated and taken up into heaven.

 

33. And now, Melchizedek was a priest of this order; therefore he obtained peace in Salem, and was called the Prince of peace.

 

34. And his people wrought righteousness, and obtained heaven, and sought for the city of Enoch which God had before taken, separating it from the earth, having reserved it unto the latter days, or the end of the world;

 

35. And hath said, and sworn with an oath, that the heavens and the earth should come together; and the sons of God should be tried so as by fire.

 

36. And this Melchizedek, having thus established righteousness, was called the king of heaven by his people, or, in other words, the King of peace.

 

37. And he lifted up his voice, and he blessed Abram, being the high priest, and the keeper of the storehouse of God;

 

38. Him whom God had appointed to receive tithes for the poor.

 

39. Wherefore, Abram paid unto him tithes of all that he had, of all the riches which he possessed, which God had given him more than that which he had need.

 

40. And it came to pass, that God blessed Abram, and gave unto him riches, and honor, and lands for an everlasting possession; according to the covenant which he had made, and according to the blessing wherewith Melchizedek had blessed him.

 

CHAPTER 15

CHAPTER 15

1  And it came to pass, that after these things, the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying;

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

2  Fear not, Abram; I will be thy shield; I will be thy exceeding great reward. And according to the blessings of my servant, I will give unto thee.

 

3  And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and Eliezer of Damascus was made the steward of my house?

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

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

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

5  And behold, the word of the Lord came unto him again, saying,

6  This shalt not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

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

7  And he brought him forth abroad, and he said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them.

5  And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them:

8  And he said unto him, so shall thy seed be.

and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

9  And Abram said, Lord God, how wilt thou give me this land for an everlasting inheritance?

 

10  And the Lord said, Though thou wast dead, yet am I not able to give it thee?

 

11  And if thou shalt die, yet thou shalt possess it, for the day cometh, that the son of man shall live; but how can he live if he be not dead? he must first be quickened.

 

12  And it came to pass that Abram looked forth and saw the days of the Son of Man, and was glad, and his soul found rest, and he believed in the Lord; and the Lord counted it unto him for righteousness.

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

13  And the Lord said unto him, I, the Lord, brought thee out of Ur, of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

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

14  And Abram said, Lord, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? yet he believed God. And the Lord said unto him, Take me a heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.

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

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

15  And he took unto him all these, and he divided them in the midst, and he laid each piece one against the other; but the birds divided he not.

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

16  And when the fowls came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away. And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram;  and, lo, a great horror of darkness fell upon him.

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

12  And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

17  And the Lord spake, and he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that they seed shall be a stranger in a land which shall not be theirs, and shall serve strangers; and they shall be afflicted, and serve them four hundred years; and also that nation whom they shall serve will I judge;  and afterwards shall they come out with great substance.

13  And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;

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

18  And thou shalt die, and go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

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

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

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

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

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

21  And in that same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river Euphrates;

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

22  The Kenites, and the Kenazites, and the Kadmonites, and Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

19  The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

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

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

CHAPTER 16

CHAPTER 16

2  And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold, now, the Lord hath restrained me from bearing; I pray thee go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened unto the voice of Sarai.

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

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

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

6  But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hands; do to her as it pleaseth thee.

7  And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

6  But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

8  And an angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

7  And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

9  And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence comest thou, and whither wilt thou go? and she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

8  And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

10  And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself unto her hands.

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

11  And the angel of the Lord said unto her, The Lord will multiply thy seed exceedingly, so that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

10  And the angel of the Lord said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

12  And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shall call him name Ishmael: because the Lord hath heard thy afflictions.

11  And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.

13  And he will be a wild man; and his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

12  And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

14  And she called the name of the angel of the Lord.

15  And he spake unto her, saying, Knowest thou that God seest thee?

16  And she said, I know that God seest me, for I have also here looked after him.

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

17  And there was a well between Kadesh and Bered, near where Hagar saw the angel.

14  Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

18  And the name of the angel was Beer-la-hai-roi; wherefore the well was called Beer-la-hai-roi for a memorial.

 

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

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

20  And Abram was four-score and six years old, when hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

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

CHAPTER 17

CHAPTER 17

1  And when Abram was ninety and nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I, the Almighty God, give unto thee a commandment; that thou shalt walk uprightly before me, and be perfect.

1  And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

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

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

3  And it came to pass, that Abram fell on his face, and called upon the name of the Lord.

3  And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

4  And God talked with him, saying, My people have gone astray from my precepts, and have not kept mine ordinances, which I gave unto their fathers;

 

5  And they have not observed mine anointing, and the burial, or baptism wherewith I commanded them;

 

6  But have turned from the commandment, and taken unto themselves the washing of children, and the blood of sprinkling;

 

7  And have said that the blood of the righteous Abel was shed for sins; and have not known wherein they are accountable before me.

 

8  But as for thee, behold, I will make my covenant with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

4  As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

9  And this covenant I make, that thy children may be known among all nations. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be called Abraham; for, a father of many nations have I made thee.

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

10  And I will make thee exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come of thee, and of thy seed.

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

11  And I will establish a covenant of circumcision with thee, and it shall be my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their generations; that thou mayest know forever that children are not accountable before me until they are eight years old.

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

12  And thou shalt observe to keep all my covenants wherein I covenanted with thy fathers; and thou shalt keep the commandments which I have given thee with mine own mouth, and I will be a God unto thee and thy seed after thee.

 

13  And I will give unto thee and thy seed after thee, a land wherein thou art a stranger; all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

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

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

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

15  And this shall be my covenant which ye shall keep between me and thee and thy seed after thee; every man-child among you shall be circumcised.

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

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

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

17  And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man-child in your generations;

18  He that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.

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

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

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

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

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

21  And God said unto Abraham, as for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah thou shalt call her name.

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

22  And I will bless her, and I will give thee a son of her; yea, I will bless her, and she shall be blessed, The mother of nations; kings and people shall be of her.

16  And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

23  Then Abraham fell on his face and rejoiced, and said in his heart, There shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old, and Sarah that is ninety years old shall bear.

17  Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

24  And Abraham said unto God, Oh that Ishmael might live uprightly before thee!

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

25  And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bare thee a son, and thou shalt call his name Isaac; and I will establish my covenant with him also, for an everlasting covenant with his seed after him.

19  And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

26  And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee; Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly;

27  Twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

20  And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

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

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

29  And he left off talking with him; and God went up from Abraham.

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

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

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

31  And Abraham was ninety and nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

24  And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

32  And Ishmael was thirteen years old 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.

33  In the selfsame day Abraham was circumcised, and Ishmael his son; and all the men of his house, which were born in his house, and bought with money of strangers, were also circumcised with him.

26  In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.

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

CHAPTER 18

CHAPTER 18

1  And the Lord appeared unto Abraham in the plains of Mamre. And he sat in his tent door in the heat of the day;

1  And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;

2  And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and lo, three men stood by him; and when he saw, he ran to meet them from his tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, and said;

2  And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

3  And said,

3  My brethren, if now I have found favor in your sight, pass not away I pray you from thy servant.

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, and I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that you shall pass on; for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.

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

5  And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.

5  And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead, and make cakes upon the hearth.

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.

6  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.

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.

7  And he took butter and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set them before them, and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

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

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

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

9  And one of them blessed Abraham, and he said, I will certainly return unto thee from my journey, and lo, according to the time of life, Sarah thy wife shall have a son.

10  And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son.

10  And Sarah heard him, in the tent door.

And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

11  And now Abraham and Sarah being old, and stricken in age; therefore it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women;

11  Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

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

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

13  And the angel of the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? Is anything too hard for the Lord?

13  And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? 14  Is any thing too hard for the Lord?

14  At the time appointed, behold, I will return unto thee from my journey, which the Lord hath sent me; and according to the time of life thou mayest know that Sarah shall have a son.

At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

15  Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay, but thou didst laugh.

15  Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

16  And the angels rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

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 angel of the Lord, said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which the Lord will do for him; seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

17  And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;

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

18  For I know him, that he will command his children, and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment, that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him.

19  For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

19  And the angel of the Lord said unto Abraham, The Lord said unto us, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous, I will destroy them.

20  And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

20  And I will send you, and ye shall go down now, and see that their iniquities are rewarded unto them.

21  I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it,

21  And ye shall have all things done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me.

which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

22  And if ye do it not, it shall be upon your heads; for I will destroy them, and you shall know that I will do it, for it shall be before your eyes.

 

23  And the angels which were holy men, and were sent forth after the order of God, turned their faces from thence and went toward Sodom.

22  And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom:

24  But Abraham stood yet before the Lord, remembering the things which had been told him.

but Abraham stood yet before the Lord.

25  And Abraham drew near to Sodom, and said unto the Lord, calling upon his name, saying, Wilt thou destroy the righteous with the wicked?  Wilt thou not spare them?

23  And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

26  Peradventure there may be fifty righteous within the city, wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that may be therein?

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?

27  O may 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.

28  O God, may that be far from thee, for shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

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?

29  And the Lord said unto Abraham, If thou findest in Sodom, fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

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.

30  And Abraham answered and said, Behold, now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which is able to destroy the city, and lay all the people in dust and ashes;

27  And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:

31  Will the Lord spare them peradventure there lack five of the fifty righteous; wilt thou destroy all the city for their wickedness, if I find there forty and five righteous?

28  Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.

32  And he said, I will not destroy, but spare them.

 

33  And he spake unto him again, and said, Peradventure there should be forty found there?

34  And he said, I will not destroy it for forty's sake.

29  And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.

35  And he said again unto the Lord, O, let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there?

36  And he said, I will not destroy them if thou shalt find thirty there.

30  And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

37  And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord; wilt thou destroy them if peradventure there shall twenty be found there?

31  And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

38  And he said, I will not destroy them for twenty's sake.

 

39  And Abraham said unto the Lord, O, let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once, peradventure ten shall be found there?

40  And the Lord said, I will not destroy them for ten's sake. And the Lord ceased speaking with Abraham.

32  And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.

41  And as soon as he had left communing with the Lord, Abraham went his way.

42  And it came to pass that Abraham returned unto his tent.

33  And the Lord went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

CHAPTER 19

CHAPTER 19

1  And it came to pass, that there came three angels to Sodom in the evening; and Lot sat in the door of his house, in the city of Sodom.

2  And Lot, seeing the angels, rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

1  And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

3  And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways.

4  And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

2  And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

5  And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

3  And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

6  But before they lay down to rest, the men of the city of Sodom compassed the house round, even men which were both old and young, even the people from every quarter;

4  But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

7  And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in unto thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

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.

8  And Lot went out of the door, unto them, and shut the door after him, and said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

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.

9  And they said unto him, Stand back. And they were angry with him.

10  And they said among themselves, This one man came in to sojourn among us, and he will needs now make himself to be a judge; now we will deal worse with him than with them.

9  And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them…

11  Wherefore they said unto the man, We will have the men, and thy daughters also; and we will do with them as seemeth us good.

 

12  Now this was after the wickedness of Sodom.

 

13  And Lot said, Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, plead with my brethren that I may not bring them out unto you; and ye shall not do unto them as seemeth good in your eyes;

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.

14  For God will not justify his servant in this thing; wherefore, let me plead with my brethren, this once only, that unto these men ye do nothing, that they may have peace in my house; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

 

15  And they were angry with Lot and came near to break the door, but the angels of God, which were holy men, put forth their hand and pulled Lot into the house unto them, and shut the door.

9…And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

10  But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.

16  And they smote the men with blindness, both small and great, that they could not come at the door.

17  And they were angry, so that they wearied themselves to find the door, and could not find it.

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.

18  And these holy men said unto Lot, Hast thou any here besides thy sons-in-law, and thy son's sons and thy daughters?

12  And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters,

19  And they commanded Lot, saying, Whatsoever thou hast in the city, thou shalt bring out of this place, for we will destroy this place;

and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:

13  For we will destroy this place,

20  Because the cry of them is waxen great, and their abominations have come up before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.

because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.

21  And Lot went out and spake unto his sons-in-law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get ye out of this place, for the Lord will destroy this city.

14  And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city.

22  But he seemed as one that mocked, unto his sons-in-law.

But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

23  And when the morning came, the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters which are here, lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

15  And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

24  And while he lingered the angels laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto them; and they brought them forth, and set them down without the city.

16  And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

25  And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad that they said unto them, Escape for your lives; look not behind you, neither stay you in all the plain; escape to the mountain lest you be consumed.

17  And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

26  And Lot said unto one of them, Oh, not so my Lord! behold now, thy servant has found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy which thou hast showed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil overtake me, and I die.

18  And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:

19  Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

27  Behold now, here is another city, and this is near to flee unto and it is a little one; oh, let me escape thither, and may the Lord not destroy it, and my soul shall live.

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.

28  And the angel 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; haste thee, escape thither, for I cannot do anything until thou be come thither.

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.

29  And the name of the city was called Zoar. Therefore the sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

23  The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

30  And the Lord did not destroy Sodom until Lot had entered into Zoar.

 

31  And then, when Lot had entered into Zoar, the Lord rained upon Sodom, and upon Gomorrah; for the angels called upon the name of the Lord for brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.

24  Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;

32  And thus they overthrew those cities and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

25  And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

33  But it came to pass, when Lot fled, his wife looked back from behind him, and became a pillar of salt.

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

34  And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord; and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and behold, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

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 plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

35  And it came to pass, when God had destroyed the cities of the plain, that God spake unto Abraham, saying, I have remembered Lot, and sent him out of the midst of the overthrow, that thy brother might not be destroyed, when I overthrew the city in the which thy brother Lot dwelt.

29  And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

36  And Abraham was comforted. 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.

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.

37  And the firstborn dealt wickedly, and said unto the younger, Our father has become old, and we have not a man on the earth to come in unto us, to live with us after the manner of all that live on the earth;

31  And the firstborn 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:

38  Therefore come, let us make out father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

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

39  And they did wickedly, and made their father drink wine that night; and the firstborn went in and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

33  And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

40  And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father; let us make him drink wine this night also, and go thou in and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

34  And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

41  And they made their father drink wine that night also; and the younger arose, and lay with him, and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

35  And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

42  Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

36  Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

43  And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab; the father of the Moabites, the same which are unto this day.

37  And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

44  And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Ben- ammi; the father of the children which are Ammonites; the same which are unto this day.

38  And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

CHAPTER 20

CHAPTER 20

2  And Abraham said again of Sarah his wife, She is my sister.

2  And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister:

3  And Abimelech, king of Gerar, sent and took Sarah. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said unto him, Behold, thou hast taken a woman which is not thine own, for she is Abraham's wife.

and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

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.

4  And the Lord said unto him, Thou shalt return her unto Abraham, for it thou do it not thou shalt die.

 

5  And Abimelech had not come near her; for the Lord had not suffered him.

4  But Abimelech had not come near her:

6  And he said, Lord, wilt thou slay me, and also a righteous nation? Behold, said he not unto me, She is my sister? And she, even she herself said, He is my brother; and in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.

and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?

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.

7  And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst do this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me; therefore suffered I not thee to touch her.

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

8  Now, therefore, restore the man's wife to him, for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live; and if thou restore her not to him, know thou that thou shalt surely die; thou and all that are thine.

7  Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

9  Therefore, Abimelech arose early in the morning, and called his servants, and told all these things in their ears; and the men were sore afraid.

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.

10  Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and in what have I offended thee that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin?

11  Thou hast done things unto me that ought not to be done. And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?

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.

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

12  And Abraham said, Because I thought assuredly the fear of God was not in this place, and they would slay me for my wife's sake;

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.

13  And yet indeed she was my sister; she was the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

12  And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

14  And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This shall be thy kindness which thou shalt show unto me, at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.

13  And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.

15  And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave unto Abraham, and restored unto him Sarah his wife.

14  And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.

16  And Abimelech said, Behold, my land lieth before thee; dwell where it pleaseth thee.

15  And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.

17  And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, he shall give unto thee a covering of the eyes, and it shall be a token unto all that thou mayest not be taken again from Abraham thy husband. And thus she was reproved.

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.

18  So Abraham prayed unto God; and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants, and they bare unto him children.

17  So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.

19  For because of Sarah, Abraham's wife, the Lord had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech.

18  For the Lord had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

CHAPTER 21

CHAPTER 21

1  And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken by the mouth of his angels; for Sarah conceived and bear Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which the angels of God had spoken to him.

1  And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

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

2  And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bear unto him, Isaac.

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

3  And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, he being eight days old, as God had commanded him.

4  And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.

4  And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

5  And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

5  And Sarah said, God has made me to rejoice; and also all that know me will rejoice with me.

6  And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

6  And she said unto Abraham, Who would have said that Sarah should have given children suck? For I was barren, but the Lord promised, and I have borne unto Abraham a son in his old age.

7  And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.

7  And the child grew, and was weaned. And the day that Isaac was weaned, Abraham made a great feast, and Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which Hagar had borne unto Abraham, mocking; and she was troubled.

8  And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

9  And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

8  Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, Isaac.

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

9  And this thing was very grievous unto Abraham because of his son.

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

10  And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight, because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah has said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

12  And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

11  And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

13  And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

12  And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave unto Hagar, and she took the child, and he sent her away; and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.

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 Beersheba.

13  And it came to pass that the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs, and she went and sat her down over against the child, a good way off, as it were a bowshot; for she said, Let me not see the death of the child.

15  And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

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

14  And she sat over against the child, and lifted up her voice and wept.

And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.

15  And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of the Lord called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her;

17  And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her,

16  What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not, for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he lieth; arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand, for I will make of him a great nation.

What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

18  Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.

17  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.

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.

18  And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer; and he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran, he and his mother.

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

21  And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother

19  And he took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

20  And it came to pass at the time, that Abimelech and Phicol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest.

22  And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:

21  Now therefore, sware unto me here, that, by the help of God thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son;  but, that according to the kindness that I have shown unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

23  Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

22  And Abraham said, I will swear.

24  And Abraham said, I will swear.

23  And Abraham reproved Abimelech, because of a well of water which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

25  And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

24  And Abimelech said, Thou didst not tell me; and I know not who hath done this thing; neither yet have I heard that it was done until this day.

26  And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing; neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.

25  And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.

27  And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.

26  And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

28  And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

27  And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What wilt thou do with these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?

29  And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?

28  And he said, Seven ewe lambs shalt thou take at my hand, that they may be a witness unto me that I have digged this well.

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

29  And because they sware, both of them, wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba;

31  Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them.

30  And thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba;

32  Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba:

31  Then Abimelech, and Phicol, the chief captain of his hosts, rose up, and they planted a grove in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the Lord; and they returned unto the land of the Philistines.

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 Beersheba, and called there on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God.

32  And Abraham worshiped the everlasting God, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines many days.

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

CHAPTER 22

CHAPTER 22

1  And it came to pass after these things, that God did try Abraham and said unto him, Abraham; and Abraham said, Behold, here am I.

1  And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

2  And the Lord said, Take now thy son, thine only 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 of which I will tell thee.

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,

4  And clave the wood for the burnt offering; and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.

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 offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.

5  Then on the third day, Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place afar off.

4  Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

6  And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide you here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come to you again.

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.

7  And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon his back; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and Isaac his son; and they went both of them together.

6  And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.

8  And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father! And he said, Here am I, my son.

9  And he said, Behold the fire and the wood; but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

7  And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

10  And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering. So they went both of them together; and they came to the place of which God had told him.

8  And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

9  And they came to the place which God had told him of

11  And Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, upon the wood.

; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

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

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

13  And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham! Abraham! And Abraham said, Here am I.

11  And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

14  And the angel said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him;

15  For now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only Isaac from me.

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.

16  And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind a thicket, there was a ram caught in it by his horns.

17  And Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering, in the stead of his son.

13  And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

18  And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh; as it is said unto this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.

14  And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.

19  And the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, and said,

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

20  Thus saith the Lord, I have sworn by myself, that because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only Isaac from me;

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:

21  That in blessing I will bless thee; and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand which is upon the seashore.

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;

22  And thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

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

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

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

24  And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying,

20  And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying,

25  Behold, Milcah, she hath also borne children unto thy brother Nahor; Huz is his firstborn, and Buz is his brother.

Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;

21  Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother,

26  And Kemuel is the father of Aram, and Chesed, and Haza, and Bildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel;

and Kemuel the father of Aram,

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

27  And Bethuel begat Rebekah.

23  And Bethuel begat Rebekah:

28  These eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother; and his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, Thahash, and Maachah.

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.

CHAPTER 23

CHAPTER 23

1  And Sarah was an hundred and twenty-seven years old, and she died; and thus ended the years of the life of Sarah.

1  And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.

2  And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is now called Hebron, in the land of Canaan.

2  And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan:

3  And Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her, his wife which was dead.

and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

4  And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, I am a stranger and a sojourner with you; give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

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 buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

5  And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, Hear us, my lord; thou art a mighty prince among us; in the choicest of our sepulchers bury thou thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulcher, but that thou mayest bury they dead.

5  And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,

6  Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.

6  And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, and to the children of Heth; and he communed with them, saying,

7  And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.

8  And he communed with them, saying,

7  If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat Ephron the son of Zohar for me, that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath in the end of his field;

If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,

9  That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field;

8  For, as much money as it is worth he shall have, if he will give it me for a possession of a burying-place among you.

for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.

9  And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth.

10  And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth:

10  And Ephron, the Hittite, answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, among all of them that went in at the gates of the city, saying,

and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

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

11  Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I 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.

12  And Abraham bowed himself down before the people of the land, and he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, I pray thee, hear me;

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

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:

13  If thou wilt take it of me, I will give thee money for the field, and I will bury my dead there, but I will give thee money for it.

I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.

14  And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him, My lord, hearken unto me; the land thou shalt have for four hundred shekels of silver;  what shall that be betwixt me and thee? Bury therefore thy dead.

14  And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,

15  My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.

15  And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed unto Ephron the silver which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, which was current with the merchant.

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.

16  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, and that were in all the borders round about, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession, in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of the city.

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 presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

17  And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre; the same is called Hebron, in the land of Canaan.

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.

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

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

CHAPTER 24

CHAPTER 24

1  And now Abraham was old, being will stricken in age; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.

1  And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.

2  And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had; Put forth I pray thee thy hand under my hand, and I will make thee swear before the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son, of the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I dwell; but thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

2  And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:

3  And I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

4  But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.

3  And the servant said unto him, Perhaps the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land, then I must needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest.

5  And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

4  And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.

6  And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.

5  The Lord God of heaven which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that swear unto me, saying, Unto thee will I give this land;

7  The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake Unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land;

6  He shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.

he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.

7  And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this thine oath, only bring not my son thither again.

8  And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.

8  And the servant put his hand under the hand of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

9  And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

9  And the servant took ten camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand.

10  And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand:

10  And he arose and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.

and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.

11  And he made his camels to kneel down without the city, by a well of water, at evening, the time that women go out to draw water.

11  And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.

12  And he said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee this day, that thou wouldst show kindness unto my master Abraham, and send me good speed.

12  And he said O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.

13  Behold, I stand by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water;

13  Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

14  And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also; let her be the one whom thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast showed kindness unto my master.

14  And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

15  And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.

15  And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.

16  And the damsel being a virgin, very fair to look upon, such as the servant of Abraham had not seen, neither had any man known the like unto her; and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.

16  And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.

17  And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.

17  And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.

18  And she said, Drink, my lord; and she hasted and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

18  And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

19  And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.

19  And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.

20  And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the will to draw, and drew for all his camels.

20  And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.

21  And the man, wondering at her, held his peace, pondering in his heart whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not.

21  And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not.

22  And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a gold earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold, and said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee; and is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?

22  And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two Bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;

23  And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?

23  And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.

24  And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.

24  She said moreover, unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.

25  She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.

25  And the man bowed down his head and worshiped the Lord.

26  And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the Lord.

26  And he said, Blessed is the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath not left my master destitute of his mercy and his truth; and when I was in the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master's brethren.

27  And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master's brethren.

27  And the damsel ran to the house, and told her mother these things.

28  And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.

28  And Rebekah had a brother, whose name was Laban; and Laban ran out to the man, unto the well.

29  And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.

29  And it came to pass when he saw the earrings, and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the word of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me, and I came unto the man, and behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

 

30  And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and Bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

30  And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the Lord; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

31  And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the Lord; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

31  And the man came into the house.

32  And the man came into the house:

32  And he unburdened his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that came with him.

and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.

33  And there was set before him food to eat; but he said, I will not eat until I have told mine errand.

33  And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand.

34  And Laban said, Speak on. And he said, I am Abraham's servant;

And he said, Speak on.

34  And he said, I am Abraham's servant.

39  And I said unto my master, Perhaps the woman will not follow me.

39  And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.

40  And he said unto me, The Lord, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and he will prosper thy way;

40  And he said unto me, The Lord, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way;

41  And thou shalt take a wife for my son, of my kindred, and of my father's house; then shalt thou be clear of my oath.

and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house:

41  Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath,

42  When thou comest to my kindred, and if they give thee not a wife for my son, thou shalt be clear from my oath.

when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.

 

43  And I came this day unto the well, and said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, if now thou wilt prosper my way which I go;

42  And I came this day unto the well, and said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:

44  Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me I pray thee a little water of thy pitcher to drink;

43  Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink;

45  And if she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels; the same is the woman whom the Lord hath appointed out for my master's son.

44  And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the Lord hath appointed out for my master's son.

46  And before I had done speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder, and she went down unto the well and drew water.

45  And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water:

47  And I said unto her, Let me drink I pray thee;

and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.

48  And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also; so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.

46  And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.

49  And I asked her and said, Whose daughter art thou?

50  And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him.

51  And I gave the earrings unto her, to put into her ears, and the bracelets upon her hands.

47  And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.

52  And I bowed down my head, and worshiped the Lord, and blessed the Lord God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son.

48  And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the Lord, and blessed the Lord God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son.

53  And now, if thou wilt deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand or to the left.

49  And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.

54  Then Laban and Bethuel answered, and said, The thing proceedeth from the Lord; we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.

50  Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the Lord: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.

55  Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the Lord hath spoken.

51  Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the Lord hath spoken.

56  And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard these words, he worshiped the Lord, bowing himself to the earth.

52  And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the Lord, bowing himself to the earth.

57  And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave to Rebekah. He gave also to her brother, and to her mother, precious things.

53  And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.

58  And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night.

59  And they arose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.

54  And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.

60  And her brother, and her mother, said, Let the damsel abide with us at the least ten days; after that she shall go.

55  And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

61  And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the Lord hath prospered my way; send me away, that I may go unto my master.

56  And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the Lord hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.

62  And they said, We will call the damsel and inquire at her mouth.

57  And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth.

63  And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man?

58  And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man?

64  And she said, I will go. And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.

And she said, I will go.

59  And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.

65  And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, O thou, our sister, be thou blessed of thousands - of millions; and let thy seed possess the gate of those who hate them.

60  And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

66  And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man; and the servant took Rebekah and went his way.

61  And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

67  And Isaac came from the way of the well La-hai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country.

62  And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country.

68  And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at eventide; and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and behold the camels coming.

63  And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.

69  And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel; for she said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us?

64  And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.

65  For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us?

70  And the servant said, It is my master; therefore she took a veil and covered herself.

And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.

71  And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.

66  And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.

72  And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her.

73  And Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

67  And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

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7  And these are the number of the years of Abraham's life, which he lived, a hundred threescore and fifteen years.

7  And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

17  And these are the number of the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty and seven years; and he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people.

17  And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the Ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.

21  And Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife, that she might bare children, because she was barren. And the Lord was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

21  And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

22  And the children struggled together within her womb; and she said, If I am with child, why is it thus with me? And she went to inquire of the Lord.

22  And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the Lord.

25  And the first came out red, all over like a hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

25  And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

32  And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point of dying; and what shall this birthright profit me?

32  And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

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7  And the men of the place asked him concerning his wife; and he said, She is my sister; for he feared to say, She in my wife; lest, the men of the place should kill him for to get Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.

7  And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.

9  And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety Rebekah is thy wife; and how saidst thou she is thy sister? And Isaac said unto him, I said it because I feared lest I die for her.

9  And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife; and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.

12  Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him.

12  Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him.

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12  And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending upon it.

12  And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

22  And the place of this stone which I have set for a pillar, shall be the place of God's house; and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

22  And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

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4  And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, from whence are ye? And they said, From Haran.

4  And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

21  And Jacob said unto Laban, Give unto me my wife, that I may go and take her, for my days of serving thee are fulfilled.

21  And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

22  And Laban gave her to Jacob, and gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

22  And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

23  And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to Jacob, and she went in and slept with him.

23  And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.

24  And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah, Zilpah, his handmaid, to be a handmaid for her.

24  And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.

30  And he went in also and slept with Rachel, and he loved Rachel also, more than Leah, and served with Laban yet seven other years.

30  And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

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3  And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in and lie with her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.

3  And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.

4  And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife; and Jacob went and lay with her.

4  And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.

9  When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her unto Jacob to wife.

9  When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.

16  And Jacob came out of the filed in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in and lie with me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

16  And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

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22  And it was told Laban on the third day, that Jacob had fled.

22  And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.

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10  I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast showed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.

10  I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.

11  Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mothers with the children.

11  Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children.

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17  And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house, and made booths for his cattle; therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.

17  And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.

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31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot?

31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?

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2 And this is the history of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the land was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.

2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.

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2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in and lay with her.

2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her.

8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go and marry thy brother's wife, and raise up seed unto thy brother.

8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he married his brother's wife, that he would not lie with her, lest he should raise up seed unto his brother.

9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.

15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a harlot; because she had covered her face.

15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she had covered her face.

16 And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in and lie with thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law;) and she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in and lie with me?

16 And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law.) And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?

18 And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in and slept with her, and she conceived by him.

18 And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy Bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.

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8 But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master knoweth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;

8 But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;

22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the overseer of it.

22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.

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15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? knew ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?

15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?

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1 Then Joseph could not refrain himself before them all that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.

1 Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.

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9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years; few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; so the whole age of Jacob was a hundred forty and seven years.

28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.

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1 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Joseph, saying, Behold, thy father is sick; and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

1 And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

2 And it was told Jacob, saying, Look, and behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee; and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, saith the Lord, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee, for an everlasting possession.

4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.

5 And now, of thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt, before I came unto thee into Egypt; behold, they are mine, and the God of my fathers shall bless them; even as Reuben and Simeon they shall be blessed, for they are mine; wherefore they shall be called after my name. (Therefore they were called Israel.)

5 And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

6 And thy issue which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance, in the tribes; therefore they were called the tribes of Manasseh and of Ephraim.

6 And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.

7 And Jacob said unto Joseph, When the God of my fathers appeared unto me in Luz, in the land of Canaan; he sware unto me, that he would give unto me, and unto my seed, the land for an everlasting possession.

 

8 Therefore, O my son, he hath blessed me in raising thee up to be a servant unto me, in saving my house from death;

 

9 In delivering my people, thy brethren, from famine which was sore in the land; wherefore the God of thy fathers shall bless thee, and the fruit of thy loins, that they shall be blessed above thy brethren, and above thy father's house;

 

10 For thou hast prevailed, and thy father's house hath bowed down unto thee, even as it was shown unto thee, before thou wast sold into Egypt by the hands of thy brethren; wherefore thy brethren shall bow down unto thee, from generation to generation, unto the fruit of thy loins forever;

 

11 For thou shalt be a light unto my people, to deliver them in the days of their captivity, from bondage; and to bring salvation unto them, when they are altogether bowed down under sin.

 

12 And therefore, as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan, in the way when we were yet but a little way to come unto Ephrath; and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is called Bethlehem.

7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem.

13 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?

8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?

14 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this land.

15 And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.

9 And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.

16 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see well. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

17 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face; and lo, God hath showed me also thy seed.

11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.

18 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.

12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.

19 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him.

13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him.

20 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.

14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.

21 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,

15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,

22 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

23 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him; and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.

17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.

24 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father; for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

25 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it; he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his younger shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

26 And he blessed them, that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh; and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

27 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die; but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

28 Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

22 Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

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1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days.

1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.

13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and shall be for a haven of ships; and has border shall be unto Zidon.

13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.

24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel;)

24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)

CHAPTER 50

CHAPTER 50

24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die, and go unto my fathers; and I go down to my grave with joy. The God of my father Jacob be with you, to deliver you out of affliction in the days of your bondage; for the Lord hath visited me, and I have obtained a promise of the Lord, that out of the fruit of my loins, the Lord God will raise up a righteous branch out of my loins; and unto thee, whom my father Jacob hath named Israel, a prophet; (not the Messiah who is called Shilo;) and this prophet shall deliver my people out of Egypt in the days of thy bondage.

24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die:

25 And it shall come to pass that they shall be scattered again; and a branch shall be broken off, and shall be carried into a far country;  nevertheless they shall be remembered in the covenants of the Lord, when the Messiah cometh; for he shall be made manifest unto them in the latter days, in the Spirit of power; and shall bring them out of darkness into light; out of hidden darkness, and out of captivity unto freedom.

 

26 A seer shall the Lord my God raise up, who shall be a choice seer unto the fruit of my loins.

 

27 Thus saith the Lord God of my fathers unto me, A choice seer will I raise up out of the fruit of thy loins, and he shall be esteemed highly among the fruit of thy loins; and unto him will I give commandment that he shall do a work for the fruit of thy loins, his brethren.

 

28 And he shall bring them to the knowledge of the covenants which I have made with thy fathers; and he shall do whatsoever work I shall command him.

 

29 And I will make him great in mine eyes, for he shall do my work; and he shall be great like unto him whom I have said I would raise up unto you, to deliver my people, O house of Israel, out of the land of Egypt; for a seer will I raise up to deliver my people out of the land of Egypt; and he shall be called Moses. And by this name he shall know that he is of thy house; for he shall be nursed by the king's daughter, and shall be called her son.

 

30 And again, a seer will I raise up out of the fruit of thy loins, and unto him will I give power to bring forth my word unto the seed of thy loins; and not to the bringing forth of my word only, saith the Lord, but to the convincing them of my word, which shall have already gone forth among them in the last days;

 

31 Wherefore the fruit of thy loins shall write, and the fruit of the loins of Judah shall write; and that which shall be written by the fruit of thy loins, and also that which shall be written by the fruit of the loins of Judah, shall grow together unto the confounding of false doctrines, and laying down of contentions, and establishing peace among the fruit of thy loins, and bringing them to a knowledge of their fathers in the latter days; and also to the knowledge of my covenants, saith the Lord.

 

32 And out of weakness shall he be made strong, in that day when my work shall go forth among all my people, which shall restore them, who are of the house of Israel, in the last days.

 

33 And that seer will I bless, and they that seek to destroy him shall be confounded; for this promise I give unto you; for I will remember you from generation to generation; and his name shall be called Joseph, and it shall be after the name of his father; and he shall be like unto you; for the thing which the Lord shall bring forth by his hand shall bring my people unto salvation.

 

34 And the Lord sware unto Joseph that he would preserve his seed forever, saying, I will raise up Moses, and a rod shall be in his hand, and he shall gather together my people, and he shall lead them as a flock, and he shall smite the waters of the Red Sea with his rod.

 

35 And he shall have judgment, and shall write the word of the Lord. And he shall not speak many words, for I will write unto him my law by the finger of mine own hand. And I will make a spokesman for him, and his name shall be called Aaron.

 

36 And it shall be done unto thee in the last days also, even as I have sworn. Therefore, Joseph said unto his brethren, God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land, unto the land which he sware unto Abraham, and unto Isaac, and to Jacob.

God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

37 And Joseph confirmed many other things unto his brethren, and took an oath of the children of Israel, saying unto them, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

38 So Joseph died when he was an hundred and ten years old; and thy embalmed him, and they put him in a coffin in Egypt; and he was kept from burial by the children of Israel, that he might be carried up and laid in the sepulcher with his father. And thus they remembered the oath which they sware unto him.

26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.