I. IN the beginning God made the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was invisible and unfurnished and there was darkness over this abyss; and a breath of God was brought on above the water. 3 And God said, "Let there be Light;" and there was light. 4 And God saw the light that it was good. And God made a separation between the light and the darkness. 5 And God called the light day; and the darkness he called night. And there was an evening and there was a morning. The first day.
6 Then God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the water; and let it make a separation between water and water." And it was so. 7 God made the firmament; and God made a separation between the water which was below the firmament and the water which was above the firmament. 8 And God called the firmament, heaven. And God saw that it was good. And there was an evening and there was a morning. The second day.
9 Then God said, "Let the water which is below the heaven be gathered into one receptacle and let the dry land appear." And it was so. The waters which were below the heaven were gathered into their several collections, and the dry land appeared. 10 And God called the dry land, earth; and the collections of the waters he called, seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 And God said, "Let the earth produce the grassy plant with sowing seed according to kind and according to likeness, and the fruit bearing tree together with the fruit, the seed of which is in it according to kind, upon the earth." And it was so. 12 The earth indeed produced the grassy plant with sowing seed according to kind and according to likeness, and the fruit tree together with fruit, the seed of which is in it, according to kind, in the earth. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was an evening and there was a morning. The third day.
14 Then God said, "Let there be luminaries in the firmament of heaven, to give light on the earth; to make a separation between the day and the night: and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and for years; 15 and let them be for an illumination in the firmament of heaven so as to shine on the earth." And it was so. 16 God indeed made the two great luminaries, the greater luminary for the regulations of the day, and the lesser luminary, with the stars, for the regulations of the night. 17 And God placed them in the firmament of heaven so as to shine on the earth, 18 and to regulate the day and the night, and to make a division between the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was an evening and there was a morning. The fourth day.
20 Then God said, "Let the waters produce moving creatures having life; and winged creatures flying above the earth in the open firmament of heaven." And it was so. 21 God indeed made the great sea monsters and every species of moving animals which the waters produced according to their kinds, and every winged flying creature according to kind. 22 And God saw that they were good. And God blessed them saying, "Increase and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let flying creatures be multiplied on the earth." 23 And there was an evening and there was a morning. The fifth day.
24 Then God said, "Let the earth produce animal life according to kind; four footed beasts and reptiles and wild beasts of the earth according to kind." And it was so. 25 God indeed made the wild beasts of the earth according to their kind, and the cattle according to their kind, and all the reptiles of the earth according to kind. And God saw that they were good. 26 Then God said, "Let us make man after our image and after a likeness; and let them have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the cattle, and the whole earth, and all the reptiles which creep on the earth." 27 So God made man. After an image of God he made him. A male and a female he made them. 28 And God blessed them saying, "Increase and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all the cattle, and all the earth, and all the reptiles which creep on the earth." 29 Moreover God said, "Behold I have given you every seed bearing plant, the sowing seed which is on the whole earth, and every tree which hath in itself the fruit of seminal seed, you shall have for food: 30 And to all the beasts of the earth, and to all the birds of the air, and to every reptile, on the earth, which hath in it animal life, I have also given every green herb for food." And it was so. 31 And God saw all the things which he had made, and behold they were very good. And there was an evening and there was a morning. The sixth day.
II. Thus were finished the heaven and the earth and all the arrangement of them. 2 And God finished on the sixth day these his works which he made; and on the seventh day he desisted from all these works of his which he made. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it; because on it he rested from all these works of his which God had taken occasion to make.
4 This is the genealogy of heaven and earth. When they were made,—on the day when the Lord God had made the heaven and the earth, 5 and all the verdure of the field, before it was on the earth, and every herb of the field, before it sprang up, (for God had not rained on the earth, nor was there a man to till it; 6 but a fountain ascended out of the earth and watered the whole face of the ground,) 7 then God formed the man, dust from the earth, and breathed upon his face a breath of life, and the man became a living soul. 8 And God planted a garden in Eden towards the east and placed there the man whom he had made. 9 And God caused to spring up there also out of that ground every tree beautiful to the sight and good for food, and the tree of life in the middle of the garden, and the tree for the purpose of knowing what was to be known of good and evil.
10 Now a river issueth out of Eden to water the garden: thence it is divided into four heads. 11 The name of the first is Physon. This is that which encircleth the whole country Evilat, where there is gold, and the gold of that country is good. 12 There also is the carbuncle and the Prasian stone. And the name of the second river is Geon. 13 This is that which encircleth the whole country of Ethiopia. 14 And the third river is Tigris, This is that which floweth down over against the Assyrians. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15 And the Lord God took the man whom he had made, and placed him in this garden of pleasure to work it and to watch. 16 And the Lord God gave a charge to Adam, saying, "Of every tree which is in the garden for food, thou mightest have eaten; 17 but from this tree, that you may know good and evil, you must not eat of it. On the day you eat of it, by death you shall die."
18 Then the Lord God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone: let us make for him a helper correspondent to himself." 19 Now God had also formed out of the earth all the beasts of the field, and all the birds of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called every living creature, that was its name. 20 So Adam gave names to all the cattle, and to all the fowls of the air, and to all the wild beasts of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper like himself. 21 Then God brought an ecstasy upon Adam and caused him to sleep, and took one of his ribs and filled up flesh instead thereof. 22 And God built up the rib, which he took from Adam, into a woman, and brought her to Adam. 23 And Adam said, "This now is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh, let her be called Woman." Because she was taken out of her man, 24 therefore a man is to leave his father and his mother and cleave to his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
III. Now the two, both Adam and his wife were naked, and were not ashamed. But the serpent was the wisest of all the beasts on the earth which the Lord God had made, and the serpent said to the woman, "Why hath God said, you must not eat of every tree of the garden?" 2 And the woman said to the serpent, 3 "Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God said, You shall not eat of it, nor touch it, that you may not die." 4 And the serpent said to the woman, "You will not by death die. 5 For God knew that in the day you eat thereof, your eyes would be opened and you would be like gods knowing good and evil." 6 And the woman saw that the tree was good for food; and that it is delightful to see with the eyes; and that to exercise understanding is comely, so having taken some of the fruit thereof, she ate and gave also to her husband with her. 7 And when they had eaten, the eyes of them both were opened, and they perceived that they were naked. And they sewed together fig leaves and made for themselves girdles. 8 And when they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the evening, both Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God, among the trees of the garden.
9 And the Lord God called Adam and said to him, "Adam, where art thou?" And he said to him, "I heard the sound of thee walking in the garden and I was afraid, because I am naked, and I hid myself." 11 And God said to him, "Who told thee that thou art naked, if so be thou hast not eaten of the tree of which alone I commanded thee not to eat of this?" And Adam said, 12 "The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree and I did eat." 13 And the Lord God said to the woman, "Why hast thou done this?" And the woman said, "The serpent seduced me and I ate." 14 And the Lord God said to the serpent, "Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed from all the cattle and from all the beasts which are upon the earth. Upon thy breast and belly thou shalt go and shalt eat earth all the days of thy life. 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman; and between thy seed and her seed. 16 He will wound thy head, and thou wilt wound his heel." And to the woman he said, "I will greatly multiply thy sorrows and thy anguish. With sorrows thou shalt bear children and to thy husband shall be thy recourse, and he shall rule over thee." 17 And to Adam he said, "Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and eaten of the tree of which alone I commanded thee not to eat, the ground is cursed by thy labours. With sorrows thou shalt eat of it all the days of thy life. 18 Thorns and thistles it shall cause to spring up for thee, and thou shalt eat the herbs of the field. 19 By the sweat of thy face thou shalt eat thy bread until thou return into the earth out of which thou wast taken; for earth thou art and to earth thou shalt return."
20 And Adam called the name of his wife Life, because she was to be the mother of all the living. 21 And the Lord God made for Adam and his wife garments of skin and cloathed them.
22 And God said, "Behold Adam was made like one of us to know good and evil. And now perhaps he may stretch forth his hand and take of the tree of life and eat, so shall he live for ever." 23 So the Lord God sent him out of the garden of pleasure to till the ground out of which he was taken. And when he put Adam out he caused him to dwell over against the garden of pleasure and stationed the Cherubim and the whirling flame of fire to keep the way to the tree of life.
IV. And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and brought forth Cain, and said, 2 "I have gotten a man from God." And again she brought forth his brother Abel. And Abel became a keeper of sheep, and Cain tilled the ground. 3 And when in process of time Cain brought of the fruits of the earth a sacrifice to the Lord, and Abel also brought, he indeed of the firstlings of his flock even some of the fattest of them, God looked upon Abel and on his gifts; 5 but upon Cain and upon his sacrifices he did not look with regard. Thereupon Cain was exceedingly grieved and his countenance became dejected. 6 And the Lord God said to Cain, "Why art thou become sorrowful and why is thy countenance dejected?" 7 Though thou hast offered right, yet if thou hast not rightly divided, hast thou not sinned? Be composed. To thee shall be his recourse, and thou shalt rule over him."
8 Then Cain said to Abel his brother, "Let us go into the plain." And when they were in the plain, Cain rose upon Abel his brother and slew him. 9 And when the Lord God said to Cain, "Where is Abel thy brother?" he said I know not. Am I my brother's keeper? 10 Then the Lord said, "What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's blood crieth to me out of the ground. 11 Now therefore thou art cursed from this land, which hath opened its mouth to receive the blood of thy brother from thy hand. When thou tillest the ground, it will not henceforth yield thee its strength. Thou shalt be in a state of anguish and terror in this land." 12 And Cain said to the Lord God, "Is my fault too great to be forgiven? If thou castest me out this day from the face of this land and I be hid from thy presence and be in a state of anguish and terror in the land, it will come to pass that whoever findeth me will kill me." 15 And the Lord said to him, "Not so. Whosoever killeth Cain shall suffer seven fold vengeance." And the Lord God gave a sign to Cain, that whoever found him would not kill him. 16 So Cain went out from the presence of God and dwelt in the land of Naid over against Eden. 17 And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and brought forth Enoch. And he employed himself in building a city and he called the city Enoch after his son's name. 18 And to Enoch was born Gaidad; and Gaidad begot Maleleel, and Maleleel begot Mathousala, and Mathousala got Lamech. And Lamech took to himself two wives. The name of the first was Ada; and the name of the second Sella.20 And Ada bore Jobel. He was the father of them who dwell in tents, feeding cattle. And the name of his brother was Joubal. 22 He was the inventor of the psaltery and kithara. As for Sella, she also bore Thobel, and he was a smith, a manufacturer of brass and iron; and the sister of Thobel was Noema. And Lamech said to his wives Ada and Sella,
23 " Hearken to my voice, ye wives of Lamech,
" Listen attentively to my words.
" For have I slain a man that I should be wounded,
" And a young man that I should be hurt?
24 " For seven fold vengeance was to be taken for Cain;
" But for Lamech will be taken seventy times seven."
25 And Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived and brought forth a son and called his name Seth, saying, "For God hath raised up for me another seed in the place of Abel whom Cain slew." 26 And Seth had a son; and he called his name Enos. He hoped that he would invoke the name of the Lord God.
V. This is the genealogy of men.
2 On the day God made Adam, he made him after an image of God. A male and a female he made them, and blessed them. And he called his name Adam on the day he made them. 3 And Adam lived two hundred and thirty years, and begot a son after his own likeness and after his own image, and called his name Seth. 4 And the days of Adam which he lived after he begot Seth were seven hundred years, and he begot sons and daughters. 5 So all the days of Adam which he lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died.
6 And Seth lived two hundred and five years and begot Enos. And Seth lived after he begot Enos seven hundred and seven years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years, and he died.
9 And Enos lived one hundred and ninety years and begot Kainan. And Enos lived after he begot Kainan seven hundred and fifteen years, and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years, and he died.
12 And Kainan lived one hundred and seventy years and got Maleleel. And Kainan lived after he begot Maleleel seven hundred and forty years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Kainan were nine hundred and ten years, and he died.
15 And Maleleel lived one hundred and sixty five years and begot Jared. And Maleleel lived after he begot Jared seven hundred and thirty years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Maleleel were eight hundred and ninety five years, and he died.
18 And Jared lived one hundred and sixty two years and begot Enoch. And Jared lived after he begot Enoch eight hundred years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty two years, and he died.
21 And Enoch lived one hundred and sixty five years and begot Mathousala. And Enoch continued to please God after he begot Mathousala two hundred years and begot sons and daughters. And all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty five years. And Enoch continued to please God and was not found, for God translated him.
25 And Mathousala lived one hundred and eighty seven years and begot Lamech. And Mathousala lived after he begot Lamech seven hundred and eighty two years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Mathousala which he lived were nine hundred and sixty nine years, and he died.
28 And Lamech lived one hundred and eighty eight years and begot a son and called his name Noe, saying "This child will cause us to cease from our works and from the toils of our hands and from the earth which the Lord hath cursed. And Lamech lived after he begot Noe five hundred and sixty five years and begot sons and daughters. So all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and fifty three years, and he died.
VI. And Noe was five hundred years old and he had three sons, Sem, Cham, Japheth. And it came to pass when the men began to be multiplied on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God seeing the daughters of men that they were fair, took to themselves wives of all whom they chose: 3 then the Lord God said, "My breath must not continue in these men to this age, because they are flesh; their days however, shall be an hundred and twenty years." Now there were giants on the earth in those days, and after that when the sons of God went in unto the daughters of men and they bore to them. 5 These were the giants of old, the men of renown. So when the Lord God saw that the wickedness of the men on the earth was multiplied, and that every one was in his heart studiously and continually bent upon evils, 6 God was grieved that he had made man on the earth. 7 And God came to a determination and said, "I will blot out from the face of this earth the man I have made, both man and beast; both reptiles and birds of the air. 8 For I am grieved that I made them. But Noe found favour in the sight of the Lord God.
9 Now these are the generations of Noe. Noe was a just man; and being perfect in the tenor of his life, Noe pleased God. 10 And Noe had three sons, Sem, Cham, Japheth. Now the earth was corrupt before God; 11 and the earth was filled with iniquity. 12 And God beheld the earth and it was corrupt. Because all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth; therefore the Lord God said to Noe, 13 "The time of every man is come before me. Because the earth is filled with iniquity by their means, therefore behold I am going to destroy them and the earth. Make therefore for thyself an ark of squared timber. 14 Thou shalt make the ark with small apartments, and pitch it on the inside and outside with pitch. 15 And in this manner thou shalt make the ark. Three hundred cubits shall be the length of the ark, and fifty cubits the breadth, and thirty cubits the height thereof. 16 In building the ark thou shalt narrow the breadth and finish it above at a cubit. And thou shalt make the door of the ark out of the sides. With lower, second and third stories thou shalt make it. 17 Now behold I am going to bring a flood of water upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven, and all that are on the earth shall die; and I will establish my covenant with thee. 18 Thou therefore shalt go into the ark, thou and thy sons and thy wife and thy sons' wives with thee. 19 And of all the cattle, and of all the reptiles, and of all the wild beasts, even of all flesh thou shalt bring into the ark a pair of every sort, that thou mayest nourish them with thyself. 20 They shall be a male with a female. Of all the winged fowls according to kind, and of all the cattle according to kind, and of all the reptiles which creep on the earth according to their kind, pairs of every sort shall come to thee, a male with a female, to be fed with thee. 21 Thou shalt therefore take to thee of all the varieties of food which you eat, and collect it to thee, and it shall be for thee and for them to eat."
22 And Noe did all that the Lord God commanded him; and when he had done so, VII. the Lord God said to Noe, "Go into the ark, thou and all thy family, for I have seen thee righteous before me in this generation. 2 And of all the cattle which are clean take thee seven pairs, a male with a female, and of all the cattle which are not clean, pairs, a male with a female; 3 and of the birds of the air which are clean, seven pairs, male and female, and of all the birds which are not clean, pairs, male and female, to nourish seed on the earth. 4 For yet seven days and I bring rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights. And I will blot out from the face of the whole earth all the raised which I made."
5 And Noe did all that the Lord God commanded him. 6 Now Noe was six hundred years old when the deluge of water came on the earth. 7 And Noe and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him went into the ark 8 on account of the water of the deluge. And of the fowls which were clean and of the fowls which were not clean, and of the beasts which were clean and of the beasts which were not clean, and of all the reptiles which creep on the earth, 9 pairs went to Noe into the ark, a male with a female as God commanded Noe. 10 And it came to pass after the seven days that the water of the flood came on the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noe's life, the second month and twenty seventh day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the abyss were burst open 12 and the cataracts of heaven were opened, and there came rain on the earth forty days and forty nights. 13 On that day Noe, Sem, Cham, Japheth, the sons of Noe, and Noe's wife and the three wives of his sons with him went into the ark: 14 And all the beasts according to kind, and all the cattle according to kind, and every moving reptile on the earth according to its kind, 15 and every kind of winged fowls went to Noe into the ark, two and two, a male and a female of all flesh in which is the breath of life. 16 And when they, that were going in, male and female of all flesh, had gone in as God commanded Noe, the Lord God shut up the ark on the outside, 17 and the deluge came on the earth forty days and forty nights. And the water increased exceedingly and lifted up the ark, and it was raised up from the earth. 18 And the water prevailed and was exceedingly increased on the earth: And the ark was borne up above the water. 19 Still the water prevailed more and more on the earth and covered all the high mountains which were under the heaven. 20 Fifteen cubits above was the water raised when it had covered all the high mountains. 21 And all animate flesh on the earth of fowls and cattle and wild beasts and every moving reptile on the earth and every man died. 22 Every thing which hath the breath of life, even every thing which was on the dry land died. 23 It swept away every thing raised up, which was on the face of the earth, man and cattle and reptiles and the fowls of the air. They were swept away from the earth, and Noe alone was left and they who were with him in the ark. 24 And the water was raised up above the earth a hundred and fifty days.
VIII. Now God had remembered Noe and all the beasts and all the cattle and all the fowls and all the reptiles which creep, even all that were with him in the ark; and God brought a wind over the earth and aswaged the water. 2 And the fountains of the abyss were shut up and also the cataracts of heaven and the rain from heaven was stayed: and the water running off from the earth subsided; 3 so after a hundred and fifty days the water was lessened and the ark grounded in the seventh month and twenty seventh day of the month upon the mountains of Ararat. 4 Still the water continued to lessen till the tenth month. 5 And in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains appeared. 6 And after forty days Noe opened the window which he had made in the ark and sent forth a raven; 7 and it having gone out did not return till the water was dried up from the earth. 8 So he sent out after it the dove to see if the water was abated from the earth; 9 and the dove finding no resting place for its feet, returned to him into the ark, for the water was on the whole face of the earth. Therefore he stretched out his hand and brought it to him into the ark. 10 And having waited yet other seven days, he again sent forth the dove out of the ark, 11 and towards evening the dove returned to him and it had an olive leaf, a dry leaf in its bill. 12 So Noe knew that the water was abated from the earth. And having waited yet other seven days he again sent out the dove, and it returned to him no more.
13 And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year of Noe's life, in the first month and the first day of the month, the water was gone from the earth; and Noe removed the covering of the ark which he had made, and he saw that the water was gone from the face of the earth. 14 And in the second month and twenty seventh day of the month, 15 when the ground was dry, the Lord God spoke to Noe saying, 16 "Go forth out of the ark, thou and thy wife and thy sons and thy sons' wives with thee, and all the beasts which are with thee, even all flesh both of fowls and cattle. 17 Take out also with thee every moving reptile on the earth, and be ye fruitful and multiplied on the earth." 18 So Noe and his wife and his sons and his sons' wives with him went out. 19 And all the beasts and all the cattle and every fowl and every moving reptile on the earth according to their kind, went forth out of the ark. 20 And Noe built an altar to the Lord, and took of all the cattle which are clean and of all the fowls which are clean, 21 and offered them up upon the altar for a whole homage offering. And the Lord God smelled a sweet savour, and the Lord God having come to a determination, said, "I will no more curse the ground on account of the works of men. Though the imagination of man is studiously bent upon evils from his youth, I will not on that account again smite all living flesh, as I have done. 22 While the earth continueth, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and spring, with a succession of day and night shall not cease."
IX. Then God blessed Noe and his sons and said to them, "Increase and multiply and replenish the earth and have dominion over it; 2 and let the fear and the dread of you be upon all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds of the air, and on all that move on the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea. To you I have subjected them and every reptile which hath life. They shall be food for you. 3 As the herb of grass I have given you them all. 4 But flesh with the blood of life you shall not eat. 5 For with regard to your blood of your lives, I will indeed make inquisition for it at the hand of the beasts. At the hand of a man's brother I will make inquisition for the life of man. 6 He who sheddeth man's blood shall for it have his own blood poured out; for in an image of God I have made man. 7 As for you therefore be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and have dominion over it."
8 Moreover God spoke to Noe and to his sons with him, saying, 10 "Behold I renew my covenant with you and with your seed after you, and with every living creature with you both birds and cattle and with all the wild beasts of the earth which are with you; even with all that went out of the ark. 11 And this covenant of mine I will lay before you. All flesh shall no more die by the water of a deluge; nor shall there any more be a deluge of water to destroy the whole earth."
12 Moreover the Lord God said to Noe, "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature which is with you for perpetual generations. 13 This bow of mine I place in the clouds and it shall be for a sign of the covenant between me and the earth, 14 so that when I cause clouds to gather upon the earth, 15 the bow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember this my covenant, which is between me and you and every life living in all flesh, and the water shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 When this my bow shall be in the cloud, I will look that I may remember the everlasting covenant between me and the earth and life living in all flesh which is on the earth. 17 Therefore (said God to Noe) this is the sign of the covenant which I have made between me and all flesh which is on the earth."
18 Now these were the sons of Noe who went out of the ark, Sem, Cham, and Japheth. 19 And Cham was the father of Chanaan. These three are the sons of Noe. From them men were disseminated over the whole earth.
20 Now Noe being a husbandman, began and planted a vineyard, 21 and he drank of the wine and was intoxicated and uncovered in his house. 22 And Cham, the father of Chanaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and going out told his two brothers without. 23 Whereupon Sem and Japheth took the garment and put it on both their shoulders, and went backwards and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces being turned from him, 24 they did not see the nakedness of their father.
25 And when Noe recovered from the wine and knew what his younger son had done to him, he said,
" Ah devoted Chanaan!
" To his brethren he will be a domestic servant.
26 Moreover he said,
" Blessed be the Lord God of Sem:
" And let Chanaan be his domestic servant.
27" God make room for Japheth!
" And let him dwell in the tents of Sem,
" And let Chanaan become his servant."
28 And Noe lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. 29 So all the days of Noe were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died.
X. Now these are the generations of the sons of Noe, Sem, Cham, Japheth, to whom sons were born after the flood.
2 The sons of Japheth, Gamer, and Magog and Madoi and Jovan and Elisa and Thobel and Mosoch and Theiras. 3 And the sons of Gamer, Aschanaz and Riphath and Thorgama. 4 And the children of Jovan, Elisa, and the Tharsians, Ketians, Rhodians. 5 By these the islands of the nations were set apart in their land, each according to their language in their tribes and in their nations.
6 And the sons of Cham; Chous, and Mesrain, Phoud and Chanaan. 7 And the children of Chous; Saba and Evila and Sabatha and Regma and Sabathaka. 8 And the sons of Regma; Saba and Dadan. And Chous begot Nebrod. 9 He began to be a giant on the earth. He was a giant hunter before the Lord God. For this cause they say, "Like Nebrod the giant hunter before the Lord." 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babylon and Orech and Archad and Chalane in the land of Senaar. 11 From this land Assour went out and builded Ninive and the city Rooboth and Chalach and Dase, 12 between Ninive and Chalach. This was the great city. 13 And Mesrain begot the Loudieims and the Nephthaleims, and the Enemetieims, and Labieims, and Patrosonieims, and the Chasmonieims 14 (from whom descended the Phillistines) and the Gaphthorieims. And Chanaan begot Sidon his first born, 15 and Chettaius, and Jebousaius and Amoraius and Gergasaius and Evaius and Aroukaius and Asennaius and Aradius and Samaraius and Amathius. 19 And after this the tribes of the Chananites were dispersed. And the boundaries of the Chananites were from Sidon extending to Gerara and Gaza, thence extending to Sodom and Gomorra, Adama and Seboin even to Dasa. 20 These were the children of Cham in their tribes according to their languages in their countries and in their nations.
21 To Sem also children were born even to him who was the father of all the children of Eber and the brother of Japheth who was older than he. 22 The children of Sem were Elam and Assour and Arphaxad and Loud and Aram and Kainan. 23 And the children of Aram were Ouz and Oul and Gater and Mosoch. 24 And Arphaxad begot Kainan; and Kainan begot Sala; and Sala begot Eber; 25 and to Eber were born two sons, the name of the one was Phaleg, because in his days the earth was divided, and his brother's name was Jektan. 27 And Jektan begot Elmodad and Saleth and Sarmoth and Jarach and Odorra and Aibel and Dekla and Eval 28 and Abimael and Saba and Oupheir and Evila and Jobab. 29 All these were the children of Jektan, 30 and their dwelling was from Massa extending to Saphera a mountain of the east. 31 These were the children of Sem in their tribes according to their tongues in their countries and in their nations.
32 These were the tribes of the children of Noe according to their descents and according to their nations. From these were peopled the different countries of the nations on the earth after the flood.
XI. Now when the whole earth was of one lip and all had one voice, 2 it came to pass as they were moving from the east that they found a plain in the land of Sennaar and settled there. 3 And they said one to another, Come let us make bricks and bake them with fire. Now the bricks served them for stone and their mortar was asphaltus. 4 And they said, Come, let us build for ourselves a city and a tower, the top of which shall be up to heaven; and let us make a name for ourselves before we be scattered on the face of the whole earth. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men were building. And the Lord said, Behold they are all of one race and one lip. And this they have begun to do; and now nothing will fail of all which they may determine to do. Come, let us go down and there confound their language that they may not understand each other's voice. So the Lord dispersed them from that place over the face of the whole earth, and they left off building the city and the tower. For this cause the name of it was called Confusion, because there the Lord confounded the lips of the whole earth, and dispersed them thence over the face of the whole earth.
10 Now these are the generations of Sem. Sem was an hundred years old when he begot Arphaxad the second year after the flood. And Sem lived after he begot Arphaxad five hundred years and begot sons and daughters, and died.
12 And Arphaxad lived a hundred and thirty five years and begot Kainan. And Arphaxad lived after he begot Kainan four hundred years and begot sons and daughters, and died.
13 And Kainan lived a hundred and thirty years and begot Sala; and Kainan lived after he begot Sala three hundred and thirty years and begot sons and daughters, and died.
14 And Sala lived a hundred and thirty years and begot Eber; and Sala lived after he begot Eber three hundred and thirty years and begot sons and daughters, and died.
16 And Eber lived a hundred and thirty four years and begot Phaleg; and Eber lived after he begot Phaleg two hundred and seventy years and begot sons and daughters, and died.
18 And Phaleg lived a hundred and thirty years and begot Ragau; and Phaleg lived after he begot Ragau two hundred and nine years and begot sons and daughters, and died.
20 And Ragau lived a hundred and thirty two years and begot Serouch; and Ragau lived after he begot Serouch two hundred and seven years and begot sons and daughters, and died.
22 And Serouch lived a hundred and thirty years and begot Naechor; and Serouch lived after he begot Nachor two hundred years and begot sons and daughters, and died.
24 And Nachor lived a hundred and seventy nine years and begot Tharra; and Nachor lived after he begot Tharra a hundred and twenty five years and begot sons and daughters, and died.
26And Tharra Uved seventy years and begot Abram and Nachor and Arran.
27Now these are the generations of Tharra. Tharra begot Abram and Nachor and Arran; and Arran begot Lot. 28And Arran died in the presence of his father Tharra in the land in which he was born in the country of the Chaldees. 29And Abram and Nachor took themselves wives. The name of Abram's wife was Sara, and the name of Nachor's wife, Malcha, a daughter of An'an, who was the father of Malcha and the father of Jescha. 30And Sara was barren and did not bear children. 31And Tharra took Abram his son and Lot the son of Arran, his grand son, and Sara his daughter in law, the wife of his son Abram, and led them out of the country of the Chaldees to go to the land of Chanaan. 32But when they came to Charran he took up his abode there. And in the land of Charran, all the days of Tharra were two hundred and five years. And Tharra died in Charran.
XIINow the Lord said to Abram, Depart from thy land and from thy kindred and from the house of thy father and come to the land which I will shew thee, 2and I will make thee a great nation; 3and I will bless thee and make thy name great, and thou shalt be blessed; and I will bless them, who bless thee; and those who curse thee I will curse: and by thee all the tribes of the earth shall be blessed. 4So Abram went as the Lord commanded him, and Lot went with him. Now Abram was seventy five years old when he came out of Charran. 5And Abram took Sara his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance which they possessed, and every living creature which they had, and set out from Charran to go to the land of Chanaan. 6And Abram travelled through the land lengthwise till he came to the place of Sychem to the lofty Oak. 7Now the Chananites at that time inhabited that land. And the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, "To thy seed I will give this land." So Abram built there an altar to the Lord who appeared to him. 8And from that place he went to the mountain east of Baithel and there pitched his tent, having Baithel on the west and Aggai on the east, and built there an altar to the Lord and invoked the name of the Lord. 9And Abram removed and proceeding forward encamped in the wilderness. 10And there was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, because the famine prevailed in the land. 11And when Abram was near entering Egypt, he said to his wife Sara, I know that because thou art a beautiful woman, 12it will therefore come to pass that when the Egyptians see thee, they will say, She is his wife, and they will kill me; but thee they will save alive. 13Say thou therefore, I am his sister, that it may be well with me on thy account, and my life will be preserved for thy sake. 14So when Abram came into Egypt the Egyptians beheld his wife, for she was very beautiful; 15and when the princes of Pharaoh saw her they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was brought to Pharaoh's house. 16And they treated Abram well for her sake, though he had sheep and exen and asses and men servants and maid servants and mules and camels. 17But God visited Pharaoh and his family with great and grievous plagues because of Sara the wife of Abram. 19And Pharaoh called Abram and said, Why has thou acted thus with me and didst not tell me that she is thy wife? Why didst thou say, She is my sister? I indeed took her to be my wife, but now there is thy wife before thee. 20Take her and begone. And Pharaoh gave strict orders to men touching Abram, to convoy away him and his wife and all that he had. So Abram went up out of Egypt with his wife and all his substance, and Lot with him, into the wilderness.
XIII.Now Abram was very rich in cattle and in silver and gold, therefore he proceeded on to the place form which he had come intot he wilderness, even to Baithel to the place where his tent formerly was, between Baithel and Aggai, to the place of the altar which he had there built at the first, and there Abram invoked the name of the Lord.
5Now Lot who accompanied Abram had flocks and herds and tents, so that the land would not admit of their living together. 6Because their substance was great and the land did not admit of their living together, and there was quarreling between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle, and the Chananites and the Pherezites then inhabited that land; 8therefore Abram said to Lot, Let there be no quarreling between me and thee, and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen, for we are brethren. 9Behold is not the whole land before thee? Separate from me. If thou incline to the left, I will take the right. Or if thou go to the right, I will go to the left. 10Then Lot raised his eyes and took a view of all the country bordering on the Jordan. For before God overthrew Sodom and Gomorra it was all watered till it reacheth Zogora, like the paradise of God, and like the land of Egypt. 11So Lot chose for himself all the country bordering on the Jordan; and Lot removed to the eastern border. And the brothers separated on from the other. 12And Abram dwelt in the land of Chanaan; and Lot dwelt in a city of the borderers and pitched his tent among the Sodomites, 13though the men of Sodom were wicked and very great sinners in the sight of the Lord.
14And God said to Abram after Lot had separated from him, Raise thy eyes and look from the place where thou now art, to the north and south and east and west. 15For all the land which thou seest I will give to thee and thy seed for ever. 16And I will make thy seed like the dust of the earth. If any can count the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed be numbered. 17Arise and travel through the land, the length and the breadth thereof, for to thee I will give it and to thy seed for ever. 18Then Abram removed his tent and came and dwelt near the Oak of Mambre, which was by Chebron, and built there an altar to the Lord.
XIV.And it came to pass in the reign of Amarphal king of Sennaar, and of Arioch king of Ellasar, that Chodollogomar king of Elam, and Thargal king of nations, 2made war on Balla king of Sodom, and on Barsa king of Gomorra, and on Senaar king of Adama, and Sumobor king of Seboeim, and the king of Balak which is Segor. 3All these met together on the salt vale, which is now the sea of salt. 3Twelve years they had served Chodollogomar, but in the thirteenth year they revolted. 5And in the fourteenth year came Chodollogomar and the kings with him, and having subdued the giants in Astaroth and Karnain, and mighty nations with them namely, the 6Ommaians who dwelt in the city Save, and the Chorrites on the mountain of Seir as far as the pine grove of Pharan, which is in the wilderness, 7they turned and came to the fountain of Judgment, which is Kades, and smote the princes of Amalek and the Amorites, 8who dwelt in Asasonthamar. 9Then marched out the king of Sodom and the king of Gomorra and the king of Adama and the king of Seboeim and the king of Balak, that is Segor, and drew up in array against them for battle in the salt vale, against Chodollogomar king of Elam and Thargal king of nations, and Amarphal king of Sennaar, and Arioch king of Ellasar, 10four kings against five. Now in this salt vale there were wells of Asphaltus. And the king of Sodom and the king of Gomorra fled and fell there. And they who were left fled to the hilly country. 11And they took all the cavalry of Sodom and Gomorra and all their provisions and departed. 12They took also Lot, Abram's brother's son and his substance, when they went off, as he dwelt among the Sodomites. 13And one of them who escaped, came and told Abram, the traveller, who then dwelt near the oak grove of mambre the Amorite, the brother of Eschol, and the brother of Aunan, who were in alliance wtih Abram. 14And when Abram heard that his newphew Lot was carried away captive, he numbered his domestics, three hundred and eighteen men, and pursued them to Dan. 15And in the night he and his servants fell upon them and msote them, and pursued them even the Choba, ont he left of Damascus. 16And he brought back all the cavalry of the Sodomites. He brought back also his nephew Lot and all his substance and the women and the people. 17And on his return from the slaughter of Chodollogomar and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out o mett him, to the valley of Sabu which was the kign's dale. 18Melchisedek also the king of Salem carried out bread and wine. Now he was a priest of the most High God, and he blessed Abram, and said, 19May Abram be blessed by God the Most HIgh, who created the heaven and the earth: 20And blessed be God the Most High who hath belivered thy enemies into thy hands. 21And Abram gave him a tenth of all. And the king of Sodom said to Abram, 22Give me the men, but take the horses for thyself. Whereupon Abram said to the king of Sodom, 23With this uplifted hand of mine I swear by the Lord the God Most High, who created the heaven and the earth, that of all which belong to thee I will not take from a thread ot a shoe latchet; 24that thou mayest not say, I have made Abram rich; save only what the young men have eaten, and the portion of these men who went with me, namely, Eschol, Aunan, Mambre. Let them take portion.
XV.After these things a word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I protect thee. Thy reward shall be exceedingly great. 2Whereupon Abram said, O sovereign Lord, what wilt thou give me, seeing I die childless, and the son of Masek my servant, this Damascus Eliezer - 3Then Abram said, seeing thou hast not given me seed, this servant of mine is to be my heir. 4And immediately there came a voice of the Lord to him saying, He shall not be thy heir: but one who shall spring from thee shall be thy heir. 5Then he led him out and said to him, Look up now to the heaven and count the stars if thou canst number them. 6Then he said, So shall thy seed be. And Abram believed God and it was counted to him for righteousness. 7Then he said to him, I am the God who brought thee out of the country of the Chaldees, that I migth give thee this land to inehrit it. 8Whereupon he said, O sovereign Lord, how shall I know that I shall inherit it? 9And the Lord said to him, "Take for me a heifer of three years old and a she goat three years old and a ram three years old and a turtle dove and a pidgeon." 10So he took for him all these and divided them in havles and placed the halves opposite to one another, but the birds he did not divide; 11but the birds alighted on the carcases, on the two halves of them, and Abram sat down with them. 12And at the going down of the sun an ecstacy came on Abram, and lo! a great gloomy horror falleth upon him, andit was said to Abram, 13Know assuredly that thy seed shall sojourn in a land not their own. And they shall be enslaved and aflicted and humbled. Four hundreed years. 14But the nation which they shall serve I will jduge. And after that htey shall come out hither with much wealth. 15Thou indeed shalt go to thy fathers in peace, having been nourished in a good old age. 16And in the fourth generation they shall be brought back hither. 17For the sins of the Amorites have not yet come to the full. And as the sun was setting there was a flash of fire, and lo! a smoking furnace and lmaps of fire passed between the halved parts. 18On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram saying, 19"To they seed I will give this land from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates, the Kenites and the Kenezites, and the Kedmonites and Chettites and the Pherezites and the Raphaeims and the Amorites and the Chananites and the Evites and the Gergesites and the Jebusites.
XVI.Sill Sara, the wife of Abram, did not bear him children; 2so having an Egyptian servant whose name was Agar, Sara sadi to Abram, Behold the Lord hath shut me up that I may not bear. 3Go in therefore to my maid that I may have children by her. And Abream hearkened to the voice of Sara. And Sara the wife of Abram took Agar her Egyptian maid, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Chanaan, and gave her to Abram her husband to be his wife. 4And he went in unto Agar and she conceived. And whe she saw that she was with child, her mistress was contemptible in her sight. 5Whereupon Sara said to Abram, I am injured on thy account. I gave thee this maid of mine into thy bosom, and when seeth that she is with child, I am contemptible in her sight. 6God judge between me and thee. And Abram said to Sara, Behold thy maid is in thy hands, treat her as it seemeth good to thee. Thereupon Sara treated her harshly, and she fled from her presence. 7But an angel of the Lord found her at the fountain of water in the wilderness - at the fountain in the way to Sour. 8And the angel of the Lord said to her, Agar, thou servant of Sara, whence comest thou and whither art thou going? And she said I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sara. 9And the angel of the Lord said to her, Return ot thy mistress and submit to her authority. 10Moreover the angel of the Lord said to her, I will multiply thy seed so that it shall not be numbered on account of the multitude of it. 11Futhermore the angel of the Lord said to her, Behold thou art with child, and thou shalt bear a son and shalt call his name Ismael; for the Lord hath hearkened to thy affliction. 12He will be a wild man. His hands will be against all, and the hands of all, agaisnt him. 13And he shall dwell in front of all his brethren." So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, "Thou the God who lookest upon me;" for said she, I saw plainly him who appeared to me; 14for this cause she called the well, The well before which I saw. 15Lo! it is between Kades and Barad. And Agar bore Abram a son; and Abram called his son whom Agar bore to him Ismael.
XVII.Now Abram was eighty six years old when Agar bore Ismael to Abram. And when Abram was ninety nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, 2"I am thy God. Be well pleasing in my sight, and be blameless and I will establish that covenant of mine between me and thee and multiply thee exceedingly." 3Whereupon Abram fell on his face, and God spake to him saying, 4"On my part lo! this is my covenant with thee, 5Thou shalt be the father of a multitude of nations, and hty name shall no more be called Abram but thy name shall be Abraham; because I have made thee the father of many nations: 6And I will increase thee exceedingly, and cause thee to become nations; and kings shall spring from thee: 7And I will establish this my covenant with thee and thy seed after thee, throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be thy God and the God of thy seed after thee. 8And I will give thee and thy seed after thee this land in which thou sojournest; and even all the land of Chanaan for an everlasting possession, and I will be their God." 9Moreover God said to Abraham, "On thy part thou shalt keep this my covenant; thou and thy seed after thee throughout their generations. 10And this is the covenant which thou shalt keep between me and you, even thy seed after thee throughout their generations, Every male of you shall be circumcised. 11Ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be for a sign of the covenant between me and you. 12And the child of eight days old shall be circumcised among you. Every male throughout your generations, including the home born servant, and him who is bought with money from any stranger, not of thy seed. 13Thy home born servant and he who is bought shall surely be circumcised. And this my covenant shall be on your flesh for an everlasting covenant. 14And with regard to the uncircumcised male, the flesh of whose foreskin shall not be circumcised on the eight day, that soul shall be cut off from its family, because it hath broken my covenant." 15Moreover God said to Abraham, "Sara thy wife shall not be called Sara. Her name shall be Sarah. 16And I will bless her and give thee a son by her. And I will bless him. And he shall become nations, and from him there shall be kings of nations." 17Upon this Abraham fell on his face and smiled, and said in his heart, 18To him who is in his hundredth year shall a son be born? and shall Sarah bring forth in her ninetieth year? 19And Abraham said to God, Let this Isamel live before thee. Whereupon God said to Abraham, Nay, behold Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his anem Isaak. And I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant to be his God and the God of his seed after him. 20And as for Ismael, lo! I have hearkeneed to thee and behold I have blessed him, and I will increase him and multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve nations, and I will make him a great nation. 21But this covenant of mine I will establish with Isaak whom Sarah shall bear andout this time next year."
22And when God had finished talking with him, and had ascended from him, 23Abraham took his son Ismael and all the servants born in his family and all those who were bought with money, even every male of the men in Abraham's family and circumcised thier foreskins that very day, as God had ordered him. 24Now Abraham was ninety nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 25And Ismael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 26In one and the same day were circumcised Abraham and his son Ismael and all the men of his household, both his home born servants and those bought from foreign nations.
XVIII.Again God appeared to him at the Oak grove of Mambre. As he was sitting at the door of his tent at noon, he raised his eyes and looked, and lo! three men stood above him. 2And when he saw them he ran to meet them from the door of his tent' and having made obeisance to the ground, he said, 3My Lord, if I have found favour in thy sight, pass not by thy servant. 4Let water, I pray thee, be brought and let your feet be washed; and refresh yourselves under this tree; 5and I will fetch bread that you may eat. And after that you may proceed on your journey, in as mucha s you have turned aside to your servant. 6Whereupon he said, Do as thou hast said. Then Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said to her, Hast, and mix up three measures of fine flour and make cakes on the hearth. 7Then Abraham ran to the heard and took a calf tender and good and gave it to a servant and urged him to dress it quickly. 8And he took butter and milk and the calf whichhe had dressed and set it before them, and they ate, and he stood by them under the tree. 9And he said to Abraham, Where is Sarah thy wife? And Abraham said, Behold! in the tent. 10Then he said, I will return and come to thee about this time twelve month, and Sarah thy wife will have a son. 11And Sarah heard, being at the door of the tent behind them. (Now Abraham and Sarah were far advanced in life, and it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.) 12And Sarah smiled within herself, saying, It hath never been so with me even to this time, and my lord is old. 13And the Lord said to Abraham, Why did Sarah smile within herself, saying, Shall I indeed bring forth? I who am old? 14Can anything be impossible with God? About this time twelve month I will return to thee, and Sarah shall have a son. 15Then Sarah, denied, saying, I ddi not smile, for she was terrified. And he said to her, Nay, but thou didst smile.
16Then the men arose and directed their course towards Sodom and Gomorra, and Abraham went with them to conduct them on the way. 17And the Lord said, Shall I hide from my servant Abraham, what I am going to do? 18Abraham shall indeed become a nation great and numerous; and by him all the nations of the earth are to be blessed. 19For I know that he will command his children and his household after him, who are to keep the ways of the Lord, to executge judgement and jsutice, that the Lord may bring upon Abraham all that he hath spoken to him.
20Then the Lord said, The cry of Sodom and Gomorra hath been multiplied before me, and their sins are exceedingly great, 21therefore I am come down to see whether they do to each other according to the cry which is come to me; and if not, that I may know. 22Now the men had turned htence and were gone on to Sodom, but Abraham was still standing before the Lord. 23And Abraham drew near and said, Thou wouldst not destroy righteous with a wicked man! Shall a righteous man be as the wicked? 24Should there be fifty righteous men in the ciyt, wilt thou destroy them? Wilth thou not spare the whole city for the sake of fifty righteous, if they be there? 25Thou canst not do such a thing as this to slay the righteous with the wicked. Shall the righteous be as the wicked? No, no; Thou who judgest the whole earth; wilt not thou execute judgment? 26And the Lord said, If there be among the Sodomites fifty righteous men in the city, I will spare the whole city and the whole place for their sake. 27Then Abraham answered and said, Now I have taken upon me to speak to my Lord, I who am but dust and ashes! But if the fifty righteous be lessened to forty five wilt thou for want of the five destroy the whole city? 28And he said, I will not destroy it, if I find there forty five. 29And Abraham proceeded farther to speak to him and said, But if there be found there forty? 30And he said For the sake of the forty I will not destroy it. Then Abraham said, Wilt thou, O Lord, be offended if I speak? But if there be found there thirty? 31And he said, I will not destroy it, for the sake of the thiryt. Agagin Abraham said, Since I am permitted to speak to the Lord, If twenty be found therre? 32And he said I will not destory it, if I find twenty there. And Abraham said, Wilt thou, O Lord, be offended, if I speak yet once more? But if ten be found there? And he said, For the sake of ten I will not destroy it. Then the Lord having done speaking to Abraham departed, and Abraham returned to his place.
XIX.Now in the evening the two angels came to Sodom, and Lot was sitting at the gate of Sodom, and upon seeing them, Lot arose to meet them, and made obeisance with his face to the ground, 2and said, I intreat you, my lords, turn aside to the house of your servant and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and rising early in the morning, you may proceed on your journey. 3And they said, No, we will lodge in the street. Then he pressed them, and htey went home with him. And when they came to his house, he made an entertainment for them; and baked for them unleavened cakes, and they did eat. 4But before they went to rest, the men of the city, the Sodomites, surrounded the house, both young and old - all the people in a body. 5And they called out Lot and said to him, Where are the men who came to thee this night? Bring the out to us that we may know them. 6Whereupon Lot went out to them into the porch and shut the door after him: 7And he said to them, You must not brethren, commit such wickedness I have two daughters who have not known man; Let me bring out these to you, and use them as you please; only do no injury to these men in as much as they have come under the shelter of my roof. And they said to him, Begone there! Thou camest to sojourn, didst thou also, to be our judge? Now therefore we will treat thee worse than them. And they pressed violently against the man, Lot; and came near to break open the door. Then the men stretched forth their hands and pulled Lot to them into the house and shut the door of the house, and smote with blindness the men who were at the door of the house, bot small and great, so that they were tired seeking the door. Then the men said to Lot, Hast thou here sons in law, or sons or daughters? or if thou hast any other in this city take them out of this place, for we are going to destroy this place. For their cry is come up before the Lord, and the Lord hat sent us to destroy it. Upon this Lot went out and spoke to his sons in law, who had bethrothed his daughters and said, Arise and depart from this place; for the Lord is going to destroy this city. But he seemed to his sons in law to be mocking. Now when it was break of day the angels hurried Lot, saying, Arise and take thy wife and thy two daughters who thou hast,and get away, lest thou also perish fo the iniquities of this city. But they were confounded. So the angels took hold of his hand, and the hand of his wife, and the hands of his two daughters, as the Lord spared him. And having led them out they said, Escape for thy life. Look not back, nor stop in any part of the plain around. Escape to the mountains, lest peradventure thou be overtaken. Thereupon Lot said to them, I beseech thee, O Lord, since thy servant hath found favour in thy sight and thou hast magnified thy kindness in what thou dost for me to save my life. I cannot escape to the mountains. Peradventure the calamity may overtake me and I shall die. Behold that city is nigh for me to flee to. It is little and thither I can escape. Is it not little? And my soul shall live by thy means. And he said, Behold I have indulged thee also in this matter, so as not to destroy that city of which thou hast spoken. Haste therefore to escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou get there. For this cause he called the name of that city, Segor.
The sun was risen on the earth when Lot entered Segor; and the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorra brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he overthrew these cities, and all the circumjacent country, and all hte inhabitants of those cities, and all the productions of the ground. And Lot's wife having looked back was turned into a pillar of salt.
And Abraham went early in the morning to the place, where he had stood before the Lord, and he looked towards Sodom and Gomorra and towards the circumjacent plain, and he beheld and lo! a flame ascended out of the earth like the smoke of a furnace. But when God destroyed all the cities of that neighborhood he remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out from that destruction.
Now when the Lord had destroyed those cities in which Lot had dwelt, Lot went up out of Segor, and he and his two daughters with him settled in the mountains; for he was afraid to dwell in Segor. So he and his two daughters with him took up their abode in a cave. And the elder said to the younger, Our father is old and there is none in this land who will come in unto us, as is customary in all the earth. Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him that we may raise up seed from our father. So they made their father drink wine that very night, and the elder having gone in lay with her father that night, and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose. And on the next night the elder said to the younger, Lo! I lay with our father last night, let us make him drink wine this night also, and do thou go in and lie with him and let us raise up seed from our father. So they made their father drink wine that night also, and the younger went in and lay with her father; and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Thus the two daughters of Lot conceived by their father. And the eldest bore a son and called his name Moab, say From my father. He is the father of the present Moabites. And the youngest also bore a son and called his name Amman saying, Son of the same as I. He is the father of the present Ammanites.
XX. Now Abraham had removed thence into the south country, and made his abode between Kades and Sour, and sojourned among the Gerarites. And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. For he was afraid to say, She is my wife, les tthe men of the city should kill him on her account. And Abimelech the king of the Gerarites sent and took Sarah. And God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said, Behold thou diest for this woman, whom thou hast taken; for she is the man's wife. Now Abimelech had not touched her. And Abimelech said, O Lord, wilt thou destroy an unknowing and righteous nation? Did he not tell me, She is my sister? And did not she say to me, He is my brother? With a pure heart and innocent hands I have done this. And God said to him in a dream, I know indeed that with a pure heart thou hast done this, and out of compassion I withld thee from sinning against me. For this cause I suffered thee not to touch her. NOw therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet; and he will pray for thee and thou shalt live. But if thou restore not, be assured that thou and all belonging to thee shall die. And Abimelech arose early next morning and called all his servants and related all these things in their hearing. And all the men were exceedingly terrified. Then Abimelech sent for Abraham and said to him, Why hast thou dealt thus with us? Have we in any respect sinned against thee, that thou shouldst bring up on me and upon my kingdom this great sin? Thou hast done to me what no one should do. Moreover Abimelech said to Abraham, What didst thou see that thou shouldst do this? And Abraham said, I indeed thought, as there is no worship of God in this place, they will kill me for my wife's sake. And indeed of a truth she is my sister by the same father but not of the same mother, so she became my wife. And when God led me out from my father's house I said to her, Thou wilt do me this kindness. Then Abimelech took a thousand didrachms and sheep and oxen and men servants and maid servants and gave them to Abraham, and restored to him Sarah his wife. And Abimelech said to Abraham, Behold my land is before thee; dwell wherever it may please thee. And to Sarah he said, Behold I have given thy brother a thousand didrachms. Let these therefore be for thee to adorn thy countenance and for all the women with thee. Make thou therefore all things hereafter accord with truth. Then Abraham prayed to God; and God healed Abimeleh and his wife and his maid servants and they bore children. For the Lord had shut up every womb in Abimelech's family on the account of Sarah the wife of Abraham.
XXI.Now the Lord visited Sarah as he had said. And the Lord did for Sarah as he had spoken, and she conceived and bare a son to Abraham in old age at the set time, of which the Lord had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaak. And Abraham circumcised Isaak on the eighth day, as God had commanded him. Now Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaak was born to him. And Sarah said, The Lor hat made laughter for me; for whoever shall hear will rejoice with me. And she said, Who will tell Abraham that Sarah is suckling a child - that I have born a son in my old age! And the child grew and was weaned and Abraham made a great entertainment on the day his son Isaak was weaned. And when Sarah saw the son of Agar the Egyptian who was born to Abraham sport with her son Isaak, she said to Abraham, Send away this girl and her son; for the son of this girl shall not be heir with my son Isaak. And the thing appeared very hard in Abraham's view, touching his son. But God said to Abraham, Let nothis respecting thy son and respecting the handmaid appear hard in thy view. Hearken to the voice of Sarah in whatever she may have said to thee. For in Isaak a seed shall be called for thee. Nevertheless I will make the son of this handmaid a great nation, because he is thy seed. So Abraham arose early the next morning and took loaves and a skin full of water, and when he had put them on her shoulder he gave the boy to Agar and sent her away. And she departing lost her way between the wilderness and Well of the Oath; And the water int he skin being spent she laid the boy under the first pine tree and going away sat down over agasint him at the distance of about a bow shot. For she said, I cannot behold the death of my son. So she sat over against him and the lad wept with a loud voice. And God heard the voice of the lad from the place where he was. And an angel of God called to Agar out of heaven and said, What is the matter, Agar? Fear not: For God hath heard the voice of the lad from the place where he is. Arise and take up the boy and support him with thy hand; for I will make him a great nation. And God opened her eyes and she saw a well of spring water. So she went and filled the vessel with water and gave the boy drink. And God was with the lad and he grew and dwelt in the wilderness, and his mother took for him a wife from Pharan of Egypt.
Now it happened at that time that Abimelech, accompanied with Ochozath his chamberlain and Phichol the general of his army, spoke to Abraham saying, God is with thee in all that thou dost. Now therefore swear to me by God, that thou wilt not injure me nor my seed nor my name; but that according to the kindness with which I have treated thee, thou wilt deal with me and this land in which thou hast sojourned. And Abraham said, I swear. Then Abraham expostulated with Abimelech touching the wells of water which the servants of Abimelech had taken. And Abimelech said to him, I did not know that any one had done this to thee. Thou didst not tell me, nor did I hear of it till this day. Then Abraham took sheep oxen and gave them to Abimelech; and they both made a covenant. Now Abraham had set seven ewe lambs by themselves; and Abimelech said to Abraham, What are these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? Upon which Abraham said, These seven ewe lambs thou will take of me that they may be a witness for me, that I digged this well. For this cause he called the name of that place, Well of the Oath, because both of them swore there and made a covenant at Well of the Oath. Then arose Abimelech and Ochozath his chamberlain and Phichol the general of his army and returned to the land of the Philistines; and Abraham planted a field at Well of the Oath and there invoked the name of the Lord, the everlasting God. And Abraham sojourned many days in the land of the philistines.
XXII.And it came to pass after these things that God tried Abraham and said to him, Abraham! Abraham! And he said, Here I am. 2And he said, Take thy son, they dear son whom thou hast loved - Isaak; and go to the hilly country and offer him up there for a whole homage offering on one of the hills which I will point out to thee. 3So Abraham arose in the morning and saddled his ass and took with him two servants and his son Isaak: and having split wood for th whole homage offering he set out on the journey and came to the place which God told him on the third day. 4Now when Abraham raised his eyes and saw the place at a distance he said to his servants, 5Stay here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder, and when we have worshipped we will return to you. 6Then Abraham took the wood of the whole homage offering and laid it on his son Isaak; and he took in his hand the fire and the knife, and they both proceeded on together. 7And Isaak said to his father, Abraham, Father. And he said, What is the matter, son? And Isaak said, Here is the fire and the wood; where is the sheep for the whole homage offering? 8And Abraham said, My son! God will provide for himself a sheep for the whole homage offering. 9So they both proceeded on together and came to the place which God told him. And Abraham built there the altar, and palce thereon the wood; and having bound his son Isaak he laid him on the altar above the wood. 10And when Abraham stretched forth his hand to take hold of the knife to slay his son, 11the angel of the Lord called to him out of heaven and said, Abraham! Abraham! 12and he said, Here I a. And he said, Lay not thy hand on the lad, nor do any thing to him; for now I know that thou fearest God and on my account hast not spared thy darling son. 13Then Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and lo! a ram caught by the horns in a sabek bush. And Abraham went an took the ram and offered him up for an homage offering instead of his son Isaak. 14And Abraham called the name of that place, The Lord hath seen, that at this day they might say, 15On this mountain, The Lord was seen. 16Then the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, saying, 17By myself I have sworn, saith the Lord, Because thou hast done this, and for mys ake hast not spared thy beloved son; with blessing I will indeed bless thee; and I will multiply thy seed abundantly as the stars ofheaven and as the sand on the sea shore: and thy seed shall inherit the cities of their adversaries; 18and by the seed of thee all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because thou hast hearkened to my voice. 19Then Abraham returned to his servants and they arose and came together to Well of the Oath, for Abraham lived at Well of the Oath. 20And after these things it was told Abraham saying, With regard to Melcha, behold she also hath born sons to thy brother Nachor, 21Ouz the first born, and Baux his brother, and Hamuel, the father of the Syrians, 22and Chazad and Azau, and Phaldes and Jeldaph and Bathuel; 23and Bathuel begot Rebekka. These were the eight sons, whom Melcha bore to Nachor the brother of Abraham. 24And his concubine whose name was Teuma bore also Tabek and Gaam and Tochos and Mocha.
XXIII.Now the life of Sarah was a hundred and twenty seven years. And Sarah died in the city Arbok, which is in the vale, the same is Chebron in the land of Chanaan. And Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to make lamentation. And Abraham arose from before his dead and spoke to the children of Chet, saying, I am a stranger and sojourner among you, give me therefore the possession of a burying place among you, that I may bury my dead from before me. And the children of Chet answered and said to Abraham, Nay, Sir, rather hearken to us. Thou art a king from God among us. In the choice of our tombs bury thy dead; for ther is none of us who will deny thee his tomb to bury there thy dead. Then Abraham standing up made obeisance to the people of the land - the children of Chet. And Abraham spoke to them saying, If it be your wish that I should bury this my dead out of my sight, hearken to me and speak for me to Ephron the son of Saar. And let him give me the double cave which belongeth to him - that which is in a part of his field. Let him give it to me for the full value of it, among you, for a possession of a burying place. Now Ephron was sitting among the children of Chet; And Ephron the Chettite answered Abraham and said in the hearing of the children of Chet and fo all coming into the city, Attend, Sir, and hearken to me. The field and the cave which is in it I give thee. In the presence of my fellow citizens I have given them to thee. Bury thy dead. And when Abraham had made obeisance before all the people of the land, he said to Ephron in the hearing of all the people of the land, As thou art here before me, hearken to me. Take of me in silver the value of the field and I will bury my dead there. Whereupon Ephron answered Abraham, saying, Nay, Sir, I have indeed heard that the land is worth four hundred didrachms of silver; but what can that be between me and thee? But bury thou thy dead. And Abraham hearkened to Ephron; and Abraham paid down to Ephron the money which he mentioned in the hearing of the children of Chet, four hundred didrachms of silver current among merchants. So the field of Ephron including the double cave which is situate before Mambre, the field and the cave in it and all the wood in the field and all within the bounds thereof round about were conveyed to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Chet and of all who entered the city. After this Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the double cave of the field which is over against Mambre (the same is Chebron in the land of Chanaan.) And the property of the field and the cave in it was confirmed to Abraham for a possession of a burying place by the children of Chet.
XXIV.Now Abraham was old and far advanced in years, and the Lord had blessed him in all things. And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his family and who was ruler over all that he had. Put thy hand under my thigh, and let me cause thee to swear by the Lord the God of heaven and the God of earth, that thou wilt not take a wife for my son Isaak, of the daughters of the Chananites among whom I dwell; but that thou wilt go to the land where I was born, and to my tribe and take thence a wife for my son Isaak. And the servant said to him, Perhaps the woman will not be willing to come with me to this land; shall I take back thy son to the land from which thou earnest? Whereupon Abraham said to him. Beware that thou take not back my son thither. The Lord, the God of heaven and the God of earth, who took me from my father's house and from the land of my nativity; who spoke to me, and who sware to me saying, "To thee I will give this land and to thy seed;" he will send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take thence a wife for my son. But if the woman will not come with thee into this land, thou shalt be absolved from this my oath, save that thou must not take my son back thither. Then the servant put his hand under his master Abraham's thigh, and swore to him respecting this matter. And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master; and of all the goods of his master which were in his charge, and arose and went to Mesopotamia to the city of Nachor. And he made his camels lie down without the city, by the well of water, in the evening, when the women come out to draw water; and said, Ο Lord the God of my master Abraham, prosper the way before me this day; and shew thy kindness to my master Abraham. Behold I stand by this well of water and the daughters of the inhabitants of the city will come out to draw water. Now let the virgin to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher that I may drink; and who shall say. Drink thou, and I will give water also to thy camels till they have all done drinking; let her be the woman whom thou hast provided for thy servant Isaak. And by this I shall know that thou hast dealt mercifully with my master Abraham. And before he had finished this mental speech, lo! Rebekka the daughter of Bathuel, the son of Melcha, the wife of Nachor, Abraham's brother, came out with her pitcher on her shoulder. Now the damsel was of a very beautiful countenance and was a virgin. No man had known her. So when she had gone down to the well and filled her pitcher and came up, the servant ran to meet her and said, Let me drink a little water out of thy pitcher. Upon which she said. Drink, my lord, and hastened to let down the pitcher on her arm and let him drink till he was satisfied. Then she said, I will draw water for thy camels also until they shall have all drunk. And she hasted and emptied the pitcher into the watering trough and ran to the well to draw more and drew water for all the camels. And the man observed her attentively and held his peace, that he might know whether the Lord had prospered his journey or not. And when all the camels had done drinking, the man took ear rings of gold of about a drachm weight, and a pair of bracelets for her hands, the weight of which was ten pieces of gold, and he asked her saying, Whose daughter art thou? Tell me, Is there room at thy father's house for us to lodge? And she said, I am the daughter of Bathuel, the son of Melcha, whom she bore to Nachor. Moreover she said to him, We have plenty of straw and provender and room to lodge in. Then the man being satisfied, worshipped the Lord and said. Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath not withdrawn his kindness and his truth from my master. The Lord hath indeed given me a prosperous journey to the house of my master's brother. Upon this the damsel ran to her mother's house and told all these thinsrs. Now Rebekka had a brother whose name was Laban. And Laban ran out to the man at the well. When he saw the ear rings and bracelets in his sister's hands and heard all the words of Rebekka his sister, saying, Thus spake the man to me, he went to the man who was standing by his camels at the well and said to him, Come in, thou blessed of the Lord, why hast thou tarried without? I have the house ready and a place for. the camels. So the man went in to the family, and Laban unsaddled the camels, and gave straw and provender to the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him, and set bread before them to eat. But the man said I cannot eat till I have told my business. And Laban said, speak. Thereupon the man said, I am Abraham's servant. The Lord indeed hath blessed my master exceedingly, so that he is become great. He hath given him flocks and herds and silver and gold, men servants and maid servants, camels and asses. And Sarah, the wife of my master, hath born one son to my master when he was old, and he hath given him all that belonged to him. And my master made me sware saying. Thou shalt not take a wife for my son from among the daughters of the Chantinites in whose land I sojourn; but thou shalt go to the house of my father and to my tribe and take thence a wife for my son. Whereupon I said to my master, Perhaps the woman will not come with me. And he said to me, The Lord God, to whom I have been well pleasing in his sight, will send his angel with thee, and make thy journey prosperous, and thou shalt take a wife for my son from my tribe and from my father's house. On this condition only thou shalt be absolved from my curse; when thou hast gone to my tribe, if they will not give thee, then shalt thou be clear from my oath. Now, when I came to day to the well, I said, Ο Lord the God of my master Abraham, if thou prosperest the journey in which I am now engaged, Behold I have stopped at this well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water, Let the virgin to whom I shall say, Let me drink a little water out of thy pitcher; and who shall say to me, Drink thou, and I will draw water for thy camels; Let her be the wife whom the Lord hath provided for his servant Isaak; and by this I shall know that thou hast dealt mercifully with my master Abraham. And before I had finished this my address in thought, straightway Rebekka came with the pitcher on her shoulder and went down to the well and drew water, and I said to her, Let me drink. Upon which she speedily let down the pitcher on her arm, and said, Drink thou, and I will water thy camels. So I drank. And when she had watered the camels, I asked her saying, Whose daughter art thou? Tell me. And she said, I am the daughter of Bathuel the son of Nachor, whom Melcha bore to him. Then I put the ear rings on her and the bracelets on her hands, and being well pleased, I worshipped the Lord and blessed the Lord the God of my master Abraham, who had prospered me in the right way to take the daughter of my master's brother for his son. Now therefore, if you deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me. If not, tell me; that I may turn either to the right or left. In reply to which, Laban and Bathuel said, This matter hath proceeded from the Lord. We cannot gainsay thee, be it good or bad. Behold Rebekka is before thee. Take her and go and let her be the wife of thy master's son, as the Lord hath spoken. And when Abraham's servant heard these words, he worshipped the Lord on the ground. Then the servant brought out jewels of silver and gold and raiment and gave them to Rebekka, and made presents to her brother and to her mother. And when he and the men who were with him had eaten and drank, they went to rest. And he arose early next morning and said. Dismiss me that I may return to my master. But her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel stay with us about ten days and then she shall go. And he said to them. Do not detain me, seeing the Lord hath prospered my journey as far as it respecteth me. Send me away that I may go back to my master. Whereupon they said. Let us call our child and ask what she saith. So they called Rebekka and said to her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go. Then they sent away their sister Rebekka and what belonged to her, and the servant of Abraham and his attendants. And they blessed Rebekka and said to her, Thou art our sister. Mayest thou become thousands of myriads and may thy seed inherit the cities of their enemies. Then arose Rebekka and her maids, and mounting the camels they went with the man. And the servant took Rebekka and departed.
Now Isaak had travelled through the wilderness to the well of Vision, and dwelt in the south country. And in the evening Isaak went out into the plain to meditate; and raising his eyes he saw camels coming. Rebekka also having raised her eyes, saw Isaak and alighted from her camel. She had said to the servant, What man is that coming in the plain to meet us? And the servant said. It is my master. Whereupon she took her veil and covered herself. And the servant told Isaak all that he had done. And Isaak went to his mother's house and took Rebekka, and she became his wife, and he loved her. And Isaak was comforted for the loss of his mother Sarah.
XXV.Now Abraham had taken another wife, whose name was 2 Chettura and she bore to him Zembran and Jesan and Madul 3 and Madiam and Jesbok and Soie. And Jesan begot Saba •and Dedan. And the children of Dedan were Assurieim and 4 Latusieim and Laomeim. And the children of Madiam were 5 Gephar and Apheir and Enoch and Abeida and Eldaga. All these w^ere children of Chettura. But Abraham gave to his son 6 Isaak all his possessions, and to the chikken of his concubines Abraham gave gifts and sent them, while he was yet living, tow^ards the east, into the eastern country from his son Isaak. 7 Now these were the years of the days of Abraham's life which 8 he lived, one hundi-ed and seventy five years. And Abraham declining died in a good old age, an old man and full of days and 9 he was added to his people. And his sons Isaak and Ismael buried him in the double cave in the field of Ephron the son 10 of Saar the Chettite, which is over against Mambre — in the field and the cave which Abraham bought of the children of Chet, there they buried Abraham with Sarah his wife. And after 1 1 the death of Abraliam God blessed his son Isaak ; and Isaak dwelt at the well of Vision. 12 Now these are the generations of Abraham's son Ismael 13 Avhom Agar the Egyptian, Sarah's maid, bore to Abraliam ; and these are the names of the children of Ismael according to the 14 names of his families. The first born of Ismael was Nabaioth, Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/49 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/50 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/51 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/52 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/53 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/54 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/55 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/56 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/57 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/58 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/59 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/60 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/61 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/62 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/63 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/64 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/65 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/66 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/67 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/68 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/69 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/70 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/71 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/72 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/73 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/74 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/75 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/76 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/77 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/78 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/79 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/80 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/81 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/82 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/83 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/84 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/85 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/86 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/87 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/88 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/89 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/90 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/91 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/92 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/93 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/94 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/95 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/96 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/97 Page:The Holy Bible Vol 1 (Thomson).djvu/98 Isaak and Jacob. 25And Joseph adjured the children of Israel saying, In the visitation wherewith God will visit you, you shall carry my bones hence with you. 26So Joeseph died being a hundreed and ten years old, and when they had embalmed him they put him into a coffin in Egypt.