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Genesis 14:14–18:8

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14 And when Abram heard that whis brother was taken captive, he ||armed his ||trained servants, xborn in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto yDan. 15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is zon the left hand of Damascus. 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.

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 aking’s dale. 18 And bMelchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was cthe priest of dthe most high God. 19 And he blessed him, and said, eBlessed be Abram of the most high God, fpossessor of heaven and earth: 20 And gblessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him htithes of all. 21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself. 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, iI have lift up mine hand unto the Lord, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, 23 That kI will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich: 24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men lwhich went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

15 After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, aFear not, Abram: I am thy bshield, and thy exceeding cgreat reward. And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of dDamascus? And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, eone born in my house is mine heir. And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that fshall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and gtell the hstars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, iSo shall thy seed be. And he kbelieved in the Lord; and he lcounted it to him for righteousness. And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of mUr of the Chaldees, nto give thee this land to inherit it. And he said, Lord God, owhereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? 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. 10 And he took unto him all these, and pdivided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but qthe birds divided he not. 11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away. 12 And when the sun was going down, ra deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety sthat thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and tthey shall afflict them ufour hundred years; 14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, xwill I judge: and afterward yshall they come out with great substance. 15 And zthou shalt go ato thy bfathers in peace; thou shalt be buried bin a good old age. 16 But cin the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity dof the Amorites eis not yet full. 17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was fdark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. 18 In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, gUnto thy seed have I given this land, from hthe river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: 19 The iKenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, 20 And the kHittites, and the lPerizzites, and the mRephaims, 21 And the Amorites, and the nCanaanites, and the oGirgashites, and the Jebusites.

16 Now Sarai Abram’s wife abare him no children: and she had an handmaid, ban Egyptian, whose name was cHagar. dAnd Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the Lord ehath 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. And Sarai Abram’s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram fhad dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was gdespised in her eyes. 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: hthe Lord judge between me and thee. But Abram said unto Sarai, iBehold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, kshe fled from her face. And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the lwilderness, by the fountain in the way to mShur. 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. And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. 10 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, nI will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. 11 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, oand shalt call his name ||Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction. 12 pAnd he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; qand he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. 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? 14 Wherefore the well was called r||Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between sKadesh and Bered. 15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son’s name, which Hagar bare, tIshmael. 16 *And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

17 *And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am athe Almighty God; bwalk before me, and be thou ||cperfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and dwill multiply thee exceedingly. And Abram efell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be fa father of many nations. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but gthy name shall be ||Abraham; hfor a father of many nations have I made thee. And I will make thee exceeding ifruitful, and I will make knations of thee, and lkings shall come out of thee. And I will mestablish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, nto be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And oI will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land pwherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and pI will be their God. And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. 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. 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be qa token of the covenant betwixt me and you. 12 And he that is eight days old rshall 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. 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. 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. 15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but ||Sarah shall her name be. 16 And I will bless her, sand give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother tof nations; kings of people shall be of her. 17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, uand laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? 18 And Abraham said unto God, O that xIshmael might live before thee! 19 And God said, ySarah 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. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and zwill make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; atwelve princes shall he beget, band I will make him a great nation. 21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year. 22 And he left off talking with him, and cGod went up from Abraham.

23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham’s house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him. 24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 26 In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son. 27 And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

18 And the Lord appeared unto him in the aplains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day

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w

ch. 13:8.

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Or, led forth.

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Or, instructed.

x

ch. 12:5, 16. & 15:3. & 17:12, 13, 23, 27. So ch. 15:3. Eccles. 2:7.

y
z

1 Sam. 23:19 marg., 24. So Ex. 26:18, 35. & 27:9. & 36:23. & 38:9, &c. (Heb.).

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b
c
d
e
f

ver. 22.

g

ch. 24:27.

h

Heb. 7:4. See ch. 28:22.

Heb. souls.

i
k
l

ver. 13.

a
b
c
d

ch. 14:15.

e

See ch. 14:14.

f
g
h
i

Cited Rom. 4:18.

k
l
m

ch. 11:28, 31. & 12:1.

n
o
p
q
r

So ch. 2:21. Job 4:13. & 33:15.

s

Cited Acts 7:6, 7.

t

Ex. 1:11, &c.

u

Comp. ver. 16. Ex. 12:40, 41.

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y
z
a
b

ch. 25:8.

b

ch. 25:8.

c

Comp. ver. 13.

d
e
f

Ezek. 12:6, 7, 12 (Heb.).

Heb. a lamp of fire.

g
h
i

Compare Judg. 1:16. & 4:11, 17 with Ex. 2:15, 16.

k

ch. 23:2, 3.

l
m

See ch. 14:5.

n
o
a

ch. 15:2, 3.

b

ch. 12:16. & 21:9.

c
d

ch. 20:3, 9.

e

ch. 20:18. So ch. 30:2. 1 Sam. 1:5, 6.

Heb. be builded by her. So ch. 30:3.

f

ch. 12:5.

g
h
i

Heb. that which is good in thine eyes. So ch. 20:15 marg. & ch. 41:37.

Heb. afflicted her. ch. 15:13.

k
l
m
n

ch. 17:20. & 21:18. & 25:12–18.

o
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That is, God shall hear.

p

ch. 21:20.

q

ch. 25:18.

r

ch. 24:62. & 25:11.

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That is, The well of him that liveth and seeth me.

s

See Num. 13:26. ch. 14:7. & 20:1.

t

ver. 11.

*

B.C. 1910 Heb. 2029? Gr.

*

About B.C. 1898 Heb. 2017? Gr.

a

ch. 28:3. & 35:11. & 43:14. & 48:3. & 49:25. Ex. 6:3.

b

ch. 24:40. & 48:15. 1 Kin. 2:4. & 8:25. 2 Kin. 20:3. See ch. 5:22, 24. & 6:9.

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Or, upright, or, sincere. See ch. 6:9. & 20:5 marg. & 25:27 (Heb.). Deut. 18:13. 2 Sam. 22:24, 26 (Heb.). Job 1:1. & 2:3. Ps. 18:23, 25 (Heb.). & 119:1

c
d

ch. 12:2. & 13:16. & 22:17.

e

ver. 17.

f

Heb. multitude of nations. So ver. 5.

g
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[That is, Father of a great multitude.]

h

Cited Rom. 4:17.

i

ch. 28:3. & 48:4.

k

ch. 35:11.

l

ver. 16. ch. 35:11.

m
n
o

ch. 12:7.

Heb. of thy sojournings. So ch. 28:4. & 36:7. & 37:1 (Heb.).

p
p
q

Heb. a son of eight days. So ch. 5:32. & 7:6. & 16:16. & ver. 1, 17, 24, 25. & ch. 21:4, 5, &c. Ex. 38:26. Lev. 27:3, 5, 6, 7. Num. 1:3, &c. (Heb.).

r
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[That is, Princess.]

s

ch. 18:10.

Heb. she shall become nations.

t
u

ch. 21:6. John 8:56. Rom. 4:19: not as ch. 18:12–15.

x

ch. 15:16.

y

ch. 18:10. & 21:2. Gal. 4:23, 28.

z

ch. 16:10.

a
b

ch. 21:18.

c

ch. 35:13.

a

See ch. 13:18.