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Genesis 21:22–24:27

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22 And it came to pass at that time, that yAbimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, zGod is with thee in all that thou doest: 23 Now therefore aswear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor bwith my son, nor bwith my son’s son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned. 24 And Abraham said, I will swear. 25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech’s servants chad violently taken away. 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. 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them dmade a covenant. 28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. 29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, eWhat mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? 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. 31 Wherefore he fcalled that place ||Beer-sheba; because there they sware both of them. 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. 33 And Abraham planted a ||grove in Beer-sheba, and gcalled there on the name of the Lord, hthe everlasting God. 34 And Abraham sojourned in the iPhilistines’ land many days.

22 *And it came to pass after these things, that aGod did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of bMoriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 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. Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 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. And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and claid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the ||lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and dlaid him on the altar upon the wood. 10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. 11 And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. 12 And he said, eLay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for fnow I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. 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. 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. 15 And the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, 16 And said, gBy myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed has the stars of the heaven, iand as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and kthy seed shall possess lthe gate of his enemies; 18 mAnd in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; nbecause thou hast obeyed my voice. 19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to oBeer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, pMilcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor; 21 qHuz his firstborn, and rBuz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram, 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 23 And sBethuel begat tRebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham’s brother. 24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

23 And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah. And Sarah died in aKirjath-arba; the same is bHebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, cI am a stranger and a sojourner with you: dgive me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, 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. And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth. 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, 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 amongst you. 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 ewent in at the gate of his city, saying, 11 fNay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead. 12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land. 13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there. 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him, 15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred gshekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead. 16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham hweighed 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. 17 And ithe field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure 18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city. 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. 20 And the field, and the cave that is therein, kwere made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.

24 *And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the Lord ahad blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said bunto his eldest servant of his house, that cruled over all that he had, dPut, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh: And I will make thee eswear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that fthou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: gBut thou shalt go hunto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac. 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? And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again. The Lord God of heaven, which itook me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, kUnto thy seed will I give this land; lhe shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence. And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then mthou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again. And the servant nput his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

10 And the servant took ten ocamels 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 pthe city of Nahor. 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 qthat women go out to draw water. 12 And he said, rO Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, ssend me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. 13 Behold, tI stand here by the well of water; and uthe daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: 14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and xthereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master. 15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of yMilcah, the wife of …

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y

ch. 20:2. Comp. 26:1, 26.

z

ch. 26:28.

a

Heb. if thou shalt lie unto me. So ch. 26:29.

b
b
c

Comp. ch. 26:15, 18, 20, 21, 22.

d

ch. 26:31.

e

ch. 33:8.

f

ver. 14. ch. 26:33.

||

That is, The well of the oath.

||

Or, tree. 1 Sam. 22:6. & 31:13 (which compare with 1 Chr. 10:12).

g

ch. 4:26.

h
i

ch. 10:14. & 26:1.

*

[B. C. 1872 Heb. 1991? Gr. Jos. Ant.]

a

Heb. Behold me.

b
c

Comp. John 19:17.

Heb. Behold me. So ver. 11.

||

Or, kid. ver. 8. See Ex. 12:3, 5. Isai. 43:23.

d
e
f

ch. 26:5.

||

That is, The Lord will see, or, provide. Comp. ver. 8.

g
h

See ch. 15:5. Jer. 33:22.

i

Heb. lip.

k
l
m
n

ver. 2. ch. 26:5.

o

ch. 21:31.

p

ch. 11:29.

q
r
s

ch. 24:15, &c.

t

Called, Rom. 9:10, Rebecca.

a
b

ch. 13:18. ver. 19. & ch. 35:27. & 37:14. Num. 13:22.

c
d

Heb. a prince of God. ch. 30:8. Ex. 9:28. Ps. 36:6. & 80:10. Acts 7:20. Comp. ch. 10:9.

Heb. full money.

Heb. ears. ver. 13, 16.

e

ch. 34:20, 24. Ruth 4:1.

f
g

Ex. 30:13. Ezek. 45:12. Comp. ch. 17:12, 13 (Heb.). & 20:16.

h
i

ch. 25:9. & 49:30–32. & 50:13.

k
*

B.C. 1857 Heb. 1976? Gr.

Heb. gone into days. So ch. 18:11.

a

ch. 13:2. & 14:14. ver. 35.

b

ch. 15:2.

c

ver. 10.

d

ch. 47:29.

e

ch. 14:22.

f

ch. 26:34, 35. & 27:46.

g

ch. 28:2.

h

ch. 11:31. & 22:20–24. & 27:43.

i

ch. 12:1.

k

ch. 12:7. & 13:15. & 15:18. & 17:8. & 26:4. Acts 7:5.

l
m
n

ver. 2.

o

ch. 12:16.

||

Or, and.

p

ver. 24. & ch. 27:43.

Heb. that women which draw water go forth.

q

Ex. 2:16. 1 Sam. 9:11. See ch. 29:9, &c.

r

ver. 27. & 42. ch. 17:7. & 26:24. & 28:13. & 32:9. Ex. 3:6, 15.

s

See ch. 27:20 (Heb.). So Ps. 37:5.

t

ver. 43.

u

ch. 29:9, &c.

x

ch. 15:8.

y

ch. 11:29. & 22:23.