THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES CALLED
Part 1 (Chapters 1-25)
1:1: In the beginning God created the heaven and
1:2: And the earth was without form, and void; and
darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God
moved upon the face of the waters.
1:3: And God said, Let there be light: and there
1:4: And God saw the light, that it was good: and
God divided the light from the darkness.
1:5: And God called the light Day, and the darkness
he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first
1:6: And God said, Let there be a firmament in the
midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
1:7: 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.
1:8: And God called the firmament Heaven. And the
evening and the morning were the second day.
1:9: 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.
1:10: And God called the dry land Earth; and the
gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that
it was good.
1:11: 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
1:12: 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: and God saw that it was good.
1:13: And the evening and the morning were the third
1:14: 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:
1:15: And let them be for lights in the firmament
of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
1:16: And God made two great lights; the greater
light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night:
he made the stars also.
1:17: And God set them in the firmament of the heaven
to give light upon the earth,
1:18: And to rule over the day and over the night,
and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it
1:19: And the evening and the morning were the fourth
1:20: 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.
1:21: 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.
1:22: And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful,
and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply
in the earth.
1:23: And the evening and the morning were the fifth
1:24: 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.
1:25: 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.
1:26: And God said, Let us make man in our image,
after our likeness: 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.
1:27: So God created man in his own image, in the
image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
1:28: 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.
1:29: 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.
1:30: 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.
1:31: 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.
2:1: Thus the heavens and the earth were finished,
and all the host of them.
2:2: 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.
2:3: 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.
2:4: 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,
2:5: And every plant of the field before it was in
the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the
LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was
not a man to till the ground.
2:6: But there went up a mist from the earth, and
watered the whole face of the ground.
2:7: 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.
2:8: And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in
Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
2:9: And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow
every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the
tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of
knowledge of good and evil.
2:10: And a river went out of Eden to water the garden;
and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
2:11: The name of the first is Pison: that is it
which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
2:12: And the gold of that land is good: there is
bdellium and the onyx stone.
2:13: And the name of the second river is Gihon:
the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
2:14: 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.
2:15: And the LORD God took the man, and put him
into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
2:16: And the LORD God commanded the man, saying,
Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
2:17: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and
evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest
thereof thou shalt surely die.
2:18: And the LORD God said, It is not good that
the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
2:19: 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: and whatsoever Adam
called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
2:20: 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.
2:21: 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;
2:22: And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from
man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
2:23: 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.
2:24: Therefore shall a man leave his father and
his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be
2:25: And they were both naked, the man and his wife,
and were not ashamed.
3:1: Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast
of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the
woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the
3:2: And the woman said unto the serpent, We may
eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3:3: 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.
3:4: And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall
not surely die:
3:5: 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.
3:6: 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.
3:7: 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.
3:8: And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking
in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid
themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees
of the garden.
3:9: And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said
unto him, Where art thou?
3:10: And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden,
and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
3:11: 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?
3:12: And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest
to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
3:13: And the LORD God said unto the woman, What
is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent
beguiled me, and I did eat.
3:14: 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:
3:15: 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.
3:16: 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.
3:17: 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;
3:18: Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth
to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
3:19: 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.
3:20: And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because
she was the mother of all living.
3:21: Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD
God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
3:22: 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
3:23: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from
the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
3:24: 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.
4:1: And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived,
and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
4:2: And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel
was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
4:3: And in process of time it came to pass, that
Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
4:4: 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:
4:5: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not
respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
4:6: And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth?
and why is thy countenance fallen?
4:7: 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.
4:8: 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.
4:9: And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy
brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
4:10: And he said, What hast thou done? the voice
of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
4:11: And now art thou cursed from the earth, which
hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy
4:12: 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.
4:13: And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment
is greater than I can bear.
4:14: 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.
4:15: 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
4:16: And Cain went out from the presence of the
LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
4:17: 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.
4:18: And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat
Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
4:19: And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name
of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
4:20: And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such
as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.
4:21: And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the
father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
4:22: And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructer
of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain
4:23: 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.
4:24: If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech
seventy and sevenfold.
4:25: And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare
a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed
me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
4:26: And to Seth, to him also there was born a son;
and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name
of the LORD.
5:1: This is the book of the generations of Adam.
In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made
5:2: Male and female created he them; and blessed
them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
5:3: And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years,
and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called
his name Seth:
5:4: And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth
were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:
5:5: And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred
and thirty years: and he died.
5:6: And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and
5:7: And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred
and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:
5:8: And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and
twelve years: and he died.
5:9: And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:
5:10: And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight
hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:
5:11: And all the days of Enos were nine hundred
and five years: and he died.
5:12: And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:
5:13: And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel
eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:
5:14: And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred
and ten years: and he died.
5:15: And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years,
and begat Jared:
5:16: And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight
hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:
5:17: And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred
ninety and five years: and he died.
5:18: And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years,
and he begat Enoch:
5:19: And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight
hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
5:20: And all the days of Jared were nine hundred
sixty and two years: and he died.
5:21: And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat
5:22: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah
three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
5:23: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred
sixty and five years:
5:24: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not;
for God took him.
5:25: And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and
seven years, and begat Lamech:
5:26: And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech
seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
5:27: And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred
sixty and nine years: and he died.
5:28: And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two
years, and begat a son:
5:29: 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.
5:30: And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred
ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:
5:31: And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred
seventy and seven years: and he died.
5:32: And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah
begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
6:1: And it came to pass, when men began to multiply
on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
6:2: That the sons of God saw the daughters of men
that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they
6:3: 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.
6:4: There were giants in the earth in those days;
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.
6:5: 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.
6:6: And it repented the LORD that he had made man
on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
6:7: 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; for it repenteth
me that I have made them.
6:8: But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
6:9: These are the generations of Noah: Noah was
a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with
6:10: And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
6:11: The earth also was corrupt before God, and
the earth was filled with violence.
6:12: And God looked upon the earth, and, behold,
it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
6:13: 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.
6:14: Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt
thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with
6:15: 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.
6:16: 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.
6:17: 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
6:18: But with thee will I establish my covenant;
and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy
wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
6:19: 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.
6:20: 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.
6:21: 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, and for them.
6:22: Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded
him, so did he.
7:1: 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.
7:2: 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.
7:3: Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male
and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
7:4: 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.
7:5: And Noah did according unto all that the LORD
7:6: And Noah was six hundred years old when the
flood of waters was upon the earth.
7:7: 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.
7:8: Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not
clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the
7:9: There went in two and two unto Noah into the
ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
7:10: And it came to pass after seven days, that
the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
7:11: 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.
7:12: And the rain was upon the earth forty days
and forty nights.
7:13: 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;
7:14: 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.
7:15: And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two
and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
7:16: And they that went in, went in male and female
of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him
7:17: 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.
7:18: And the waters prevailed, and were increased
greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the
7:19: And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the
earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven,
7:20: Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail;
and the mountains were covered.
7:21: 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:
7:22: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life,
of all that was in the dry land, died.
7:23: 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: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were
with him in the ark.
7:24: And the waters prevailed upon the earth an
hundred and fifty days.
8:1: 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 asswaged;
8:2: The fountains also of the deep and the windows
of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
8:3: And the waters returned from off the earth continually:
and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were
8:4: And the ark rested in the seventh month, on
the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
8:5: 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.
8:6: And it came to pass at the end of forty days,
that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:
8:7: And he sent forth a raven, which went forth
to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
8:8: Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if
the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
8:9: 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.
8:10: And he stayed yet other seven days; and again
he sent forth the dove out of the ark;
8:11: And the dove came in to him in the evening;
and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew
that the waters were abated from off the earth.
8:12: And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent
forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.
8:13: 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: and Noah removed the
covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the
ground was dry.
8:14: And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth
day of the month, was the earth dried.
8:15: And God spake unto Noah, saying,
8:16: Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and
thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.
8:17: 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
8:18: And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his
wife, and his sons' wives with him:
8:19: Every beast, every creeping thing, and every
fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds,
went forth out of the ark.
8:20: 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.
8:21: And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the
LORD said in his heart, 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.
8:22: While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest,
and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall
9:1: And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said
unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
9:2: 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.
9:3: Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat
for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
9:4: But flesh with the life thereof, which is the
blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
9:5: 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.
9:6: Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his
blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
9:7: And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring
forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
9:8: And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with
9:9: And I, behold, I establish my covenant with
you, and with your seed after you;
9:10: 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
9:11: 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
9:12: 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:
9:13: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall
be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
9:14: And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud
over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
9:15: 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.
9:16: 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.
9:17: 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.
9:18: And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the
ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of
9:19: These are the three sons of Noah: and of them
was the whole earth overspread.
9:20: And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he
planted a vineyard:
9:21: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken;
and he was uncovered within his tent.
9:22: And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness
of his father, and told his two brethren without.
9:23: 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.
9:24: And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what
his younger son had done unto him.
9:25: And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of
servants shall he be unto his brethren.
9:26: And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem;
and Canaan shall be his servant.
9:27: God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell
in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
9:28: And Noah lived after the flood three hundred
and fifty years.
9:29: And all the days of Noah were nine hundred
and fifty years: and he died.
10:1: Now these are the generations of the sons of
Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after
10:2: The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and
Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
10:3: And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath,
10:4: And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish,
Kittim, and Dodanim.
10:5: By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided
in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families,
in their nations.
10:6: And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and
Phut, and Canaan.
10:7: And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and
Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba,
10:8: And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty
one in the earth.
10:9: He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore
it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
10:10: And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel,
and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
10:11: Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded
Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,
10:12: And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same
is a great city.
10:13: And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim,
10:14: And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom
came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
10:15: And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and
10:16: And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the
10:17: And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
10:18: And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the
Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread
10:19: 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.
10:20: These are the sons of Ham, after their families,
after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
10:21: Unto Shem also, the father of all the children
of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children
10:22: The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and
Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
10:23: And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and
Gether, and Mash.
10:24: And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat
10:25: And unto Eber were born two sons: the name
of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his
brother's name was Joktan.
10:26: And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and
Hazar-maveth, and Jerah,
10:27: And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
10:28: And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
10:29: And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these
were the sons of Joktan.
10:30: And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou
goest unto Sephar a mount of the east.
10:31: These are the sons of Shem, after their families,
after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.
10:32: 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.
11:1: And the whole earth was of one language, and
of one speech.
11:2: And it came to pass, as they journeyed from
the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they
11:3: 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 morter.
11:4: 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
11:5: And the LORD came down to see the city and
the tower, which the children of men builded.
11:6: 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
11:7: Go to, let us go down, and there confound their
language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
11:8: So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence
upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the
11:9: 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.
11:10: These are the generations of Shem: Shem was
an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:
11:11: And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five
hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
11:12: And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years,
and begat Salah:
11:13: And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four
hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
11:14: And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:
11:15: And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred
and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
11:16: And Eber lived four and thirty years, and
11:17: And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred
and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
11:18: And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:
11:19: And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred
and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
11:20: And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat
11:21: And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred
and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
11:22: And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:
11:23: And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred
years, and begat sons and daughters.
11:24: And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and
11:25: And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred
and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
11:26: And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram,
Nahor, and Haran.
11:27: Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah
begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
11:28: And Haran died before his father Terah in
the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.
11:29: 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
11:30: But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
11:31: 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.
11:32: And the days of Terah were two hundred and
five years: and Terah died in Haran.
12:1: Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee
out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's
house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
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
12:3: 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.
12:4: 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.
12:5: 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
12:6: And Abram passed through the land unto the
place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was
then in the land.
12:7: 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.
12:8: 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.
12:9: And Abram journeyed, going on still toward
12:10: 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.
12:11: 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:
12:12: 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.
12:13: Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that
it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because
12:14: And it came to pass, that, when Abram was
come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very
12:15: The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended
her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
12:16: 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.
12:17: And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house
with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.
12:18: 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?
12:19: 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.
12:20: And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him:
and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
13:1: And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his
wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
13:2: And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver,
and in gold.
13:3: 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;
13:4: Unto the place of the altar, which he had made
there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the
13:5: And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks,
and herds, and tents.
13:6: 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.
13:7: And there was a strife between the herdmen
of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite
and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
13:8: 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.
13:9: 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.
13:10: 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.
13:11: Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan;
and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one
from the other.
13:12: Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot
dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward
13:13: But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners
before the LORD exceedingly.
13:14: 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,
13:15: For all the land which thou seest, to thee
will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
13:16: 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.
13:17: Arise, walk through the land in the length
of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
13:18: 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.
14:1: 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;
14:2: 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.
14:3: All these were joined together in the vale
of Siddim, which is the salt sea.
14:4: Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and
in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
14:5: 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,
14:6: And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto El-paran,
which is by the wilderness.
14:7: And they returned, and came to En-mishpat,
which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites,
and also the Amorites that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar.
14:8: 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;) and they joined battle
with them in the vale of Siddim;
14:9: 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.
14:10: 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.
14:11: And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah,
and all their victuals, and went their way.
14:12: And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son,
who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
14:13: And there came one that had escaped, and told
Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite,
brother of Eschol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate
14:14: 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.
14:15: 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.
14:16: And he brought back all the goods, and also
brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also,
and the people.
14:17: 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
14:18: And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth
bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
14:19: And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram
of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
14:20: And blessed be the most high God, which hath
delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes
14:21: And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give
me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.
14:22: 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,
14:23: 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:
14:24: 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.
15:1: 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.
15:2: 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?
15:3: And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given
no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
15:4: 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.
15:5: And he brought him forth abroad, and said,
Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to
number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
15:6: And he believed in the LORD; and he counted
it to him for righteousness.
15:7: 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
15:8: And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know
that I shall inherit it?
15:9: 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.
15:10: 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.
15:11: And when the fowls came down upon the carcases,
Abram drove them away.
15:12: And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep
fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon
15:13: 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;
15:14: And also that nation, whom they shall serve,
will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
15:15: And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace;
thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
15:16: But in the fourth generation they shall come
hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
15:17: 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.
15:18: 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:
15:19: The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
15:20: And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and
15:21: And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and
the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
16:1: Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children:
and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
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 to the voice of Sarai.
16:3: And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid
the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan,
and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
16:4: And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived:
and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised
in her eyes.
16:5: 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.
16:6: 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.
16:7: And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain
of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
16:8: 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.
16:9: And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return
to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
16:10: And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I
will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered
16:11: 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.
16:12: 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.
16:13: 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?
16:14: Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi;
behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
16:15: And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called
his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
16:16: And Abram was fourscore and six years old,
when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.
17:1: 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.
17:2: And I will make my covenant between me and
thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
17:3: And Abram fell on his face: and God talked
with him, saying,
17:4: As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee,
and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
17:5: 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.
17:6: And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and
I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
17:7: 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.
17:8: 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
17:9: And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep
my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their
17:10: 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.
17:11: And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your
foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and
17:12: 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.
17:13: 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.
17:14: 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.
17:15: And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy
wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her
17:16: 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.
17:17: 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,
17:18: And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael
might live before thee!
17:19: 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.
17:20: 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.
17:21: But my covenant will I establish with Isaac,
which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next
17:22: And he left off talking with him, and God
went up from Abraham.
17:23: 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
17:24: And Abraham was ninety years old and nine,
when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
17:25: And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old,
when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
17:26: In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised,
and Ishmael his son.
17:27: And all the men of his house, born in the
house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised
18:1: And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains
of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
18:2: 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,
18:3: And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour
in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
18:4: Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched,
and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:
18:5: 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.
18:6: 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.
18:7: And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a
calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted
to dress it.
18:8: 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.
18:9: And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy
wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
18:10: And he said, I will certainly return unto
thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall
have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind
18:11: Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken
in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
18:12: Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying,
After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old
18:13: And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore
did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which
18:14: Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the
time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time
of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
18:15: Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not;
for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
18:16: And the men rose up from thence, and looked
toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the
18:17: And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham
that thing which I do;
18:18: Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a
great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall
be blessed in him?
18:19: 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.
18:20: And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom
and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
18:21: I will go down now, and see whether they have
done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto
me; and if not, I will know.
18:22: And the men turned their faces from thence,
and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
18:23: And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou
also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
18:24: Peradventure there be fifty righteous within
the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the
fifty righteous that are therein?
18:25: 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?
18:26: And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty
righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for
18:27: And Abraham answered and said, Behold now,
I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust
18:28: 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
18:29: 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.
18:30: 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
18:31: 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
18:32: 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.
18:33: And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had
left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.
19:1: 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;
19:2: 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.
19:3: 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.
19:4: 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:
19:5: 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.
19:6: And Lot went out at the door unto them, and
shut the door after him,
19:7: And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
19:8: 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.
19:9: 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. And they pressed
sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
19:10: But the men put forth their hand, and pulled
Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.
19:11: 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.
19:12: And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here
any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and
whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:
19:13: For we will destroy this place, because the
cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the
LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
19:14: 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. But he seemed
as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
19:15: 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.
19:16: 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.
19:17: 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.
19:18: And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:
19:19: 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:
19:20: 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.
19:21: 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.
19:22: Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do
any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the
city was called Zoar.
19:23: The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot
entered into Zoar.
19:24: Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah
brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
19:25: And he overthrew those cities, and all the
plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew
upon the ground.
19:26: But his wife looked back from behind him,
and she became a pillar of salt.
19:27: And Abraham gat up early in the morning to
the place where he stood before the LORD:
19:28: 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.
19:29: 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.
19:30: 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.
19:31: 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:
19:32: Come, let us make our father drink wine, and
we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
19:33: 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.
19:34: 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.
19:35: 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.
19:36: Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child
by their father.
19:37: And the firstborn bare a son, and called his
name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.
19:38: 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.
20:1: And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the
south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned
20:2: And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is
my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
20:3: 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.
20:4: But Abimelech had not come near her: and he
said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?
20:5: 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.
20:6: 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.
20:7: 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.
20:8: 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.
20:9: 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.
20:10: And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest
thou, that thou hast done this thing?
20:11: 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.
20:12: 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.
20:13: 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.
20:14: And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants,
and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him
Sarah his wife.
20:15: And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before
thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.
20:16: 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.
20:17: So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed
Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.
20:18: For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs
of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.
21:1: And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said,
and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
21:2: For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son
in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
21:3: And Abraham called the name of his son that
was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
21:4: And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being
eight days old, as God had commanded him.
21:5: And Abraham was an hundred years old, when
his son Isaac was born unto him.
21:6: And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh,
so that all that hear will laugh with me.
21:7: 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.
21:8: And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham
made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.
21:9: And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian,
which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.
21:10: 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.
21:11: And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's
sight because of his son.
21:12: 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.
21:13: And also of the son of the bondwoman will
I make a nation, because he is thy seed.
21:14: 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 Beer-sheba.
21:15: And the water was spent in the bottle, and
she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
21:16: 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. And she sat over against him,
and lift up her voice, and wept.
21:17: And God heard the voice of the lad; and the
angel of God called Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What
aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of
the lad where he is.
21:18: Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine
hand; for I will make him a great nation.
21:19: 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.
21:20: And God was with the lad; and he grew, and
dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.
21:21: And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and
his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
21:22: 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:
21:23: 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
21:24: And Abraham said, I will swear.
21:25: And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of
a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken
21:26: 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.
21:27: And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave
them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.
21:28: And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock
21:29: And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean
these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?
21:30: 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.
21:31: Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba;
because there they sware both of them.
21:32: Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then
Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host,
and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
21:33: And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba,
and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.
21:34: And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines'
land many days.
22:1: 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.
22:2: 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.
22:3: 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.
22:4: Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his
eyes, and saw the place afar off.
22:5: 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,
22:6: 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.
22:7: 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
22:8: And Abraham said, My son, God will provide
himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them
22:9: And they came to the place which God had told
him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in
order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon
22:10: And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and
took the knife to slay his son.
22:11: And the angel of the LORD called unto him
out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am
22:12: 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
22:13: 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.
22:14: And Abraham called the name of that place
Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the
LORD it shall be seen.
22:15: And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham
out of heaven the second time,
22:16: 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:
22:17: 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; and thy seed shall
possess the gate of his enemies;
22:18: And in thy seed shall all the nations of the
earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
22:19: So Abraham returned unto his young men, and
they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt
22:20: And it came to pass after these things, that
it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born
children unto thy brother Nahor;
22:21: Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and
Kemuel the father of Aram,
22:22: And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph,
22:23: And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah
did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
22:24: And his concubine, whose name was Reumah,
she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
23:1: And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty
years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.
23:2: And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same is
Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah,
and to weep for her.
23:3: And Abraham stood up from before his dead,
and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,
23:4: 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.
23:5: And the children of Heth answered Abraham,
saying unto him,
23:6: 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.
23:7: And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to
the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
23:8: And he communed with them, saying, 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,
23:9: That he may give me the cave of Machpelah,
which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money
as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace
23:10: And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth:
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
23:11: 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.
23:12: And Abraham bowed down himself before the
people of the land.
23:13: 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: I will give thee money for the field; take it of
me, and I will bury my dead there.
23:14: And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
23:15: 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.
23:16: 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.
23:17: 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
23:18: Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence
of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of
23:19: 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.
23:20: 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.
24:1: And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age:
and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.
24:2: 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:
24:3: 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
24:4: But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my
kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
24:5: 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?
24:6: And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that
thou bring not my son thither again.
24:7: 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; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou
shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.
24:8: 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.
24:9: And the servant put his hand under the thigh
of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
24:10: 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: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city
24:11: 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.
24:12: 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.
24:13: Behold, I stand here by the well of water;
and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:
24:14: 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.
24:15: 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.
24:16: 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.
24:17: And the servant ran to meet her, and said,
Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
24:18: And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted,
and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
24:19: And when she had done giving him drink, she
said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done
24:20: 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.
24:21: And the man wondering at her held his peace,
to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
24:22: 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
24:23: And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me,
I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge
24:24: And she said unto him, I am the daughter of
Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.
24:25: She said moreover unto him, We have both straw
and provender enough, and room to lodge in.
24:26: And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped
24:27: 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.
24:28: And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's
house these things.
24:29: And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was
Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.
24:30: 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
24:31: 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.
24:32: And the man came into the house: 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.
24:33: And there was set meat before him to eat:
but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And
he said, Speak on.
24:34: And he said, I am Abraham's servant.
24:35: And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly;
and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds,
and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels,
24:36: And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my
master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he
24:37: And my master made me swear, saying, Thou
shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites,
in whose land I dwell:
24:38: But thou shalt go unto my father's house,
and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.
24:39: And I said unto my master, Peradventure the
woman will not follow me.
24:40: And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom
I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and
thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's
24:41: Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath,
when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one,
thou shalt be clear from my oath.
24:42: 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;
24:43: 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;
24:44: 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.
24:45: 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: and I said unto her,
Let me drink, I pray thee.
24:46: 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.
24:47: 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.
24:48: 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.
24:49: 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.
24:50: Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said,
The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee
bad or good.
24:51: Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her,
and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath
24:52: And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's
servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself
to the earth.
24:53: 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.
24:54: 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.
24:55: 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.
24:56: And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing
the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to
24:57: And they said, We will call the damsel, and
enquire at her mouth.
24:58: And they called Rebekah, and said unto her,
Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.
24:59: And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and
her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.
24:60: 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.
24:61: 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.
24:62: And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi;
for he dwelt in the south country.
24:63: 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.
24:64: And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she
saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
24:65: For she had said unto the servant, What man
is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant
had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered
24:66: And the servant told Isaac all things that
he had done.
24:67: 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.
25:1: Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name
25:2: And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan,
and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
25:3: And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the
sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
25:4: And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and
Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of
25:5: And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
25:6: But unto the sons of the concubines, which
Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac
his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.
25:7: And these are the days of the years of Abraham's
life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.
25:8: Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in
a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered
to his people.
25:9: And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in
the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar
the Hittite, which is before Mamre;
25:10: The field which Abraham purchased of the sons
of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
25:11: And it came to pass after the death of Abraham,
that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi.
25:12: Now these are the generations of Ishmael,
Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare
25:13: And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael,
by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn
of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
25:14: And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
25:15: Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
25:16: These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are
their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes
according to their nations.
25:17: 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.
25:18: And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that
is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in
the presence of all his brethren.
25:19: And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's
son: Abraham begat Isaac:
25:20: And Isaac was forty years old when he took
Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram,
the sister to Laban the Syrian.
25:21: And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife,
because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and
Rebekah his wife conceived.
25:22: And the children struggled together within
her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to
enquire of the LORD.
25:23: And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are
in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from
thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other
people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
25:24: And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled,
behold, there were twins in her womb.
25:25: And the first came out red, all over like
an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
25:26: And after that came his brother out, and his
hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob:
and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
25:27: And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning
hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling
25:28: And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of
his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
25:29: And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from
the field, and he was faint:
25:30: And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee,
with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his
name called Edom.
25:31: And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
25:32: And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to
die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
25:33: And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and
he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
25:34: Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of
lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his
way: thus Esau despised his birthright.