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Genesis 21:1–34

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The Birth of Isaac

21 Now the Lord was gracious to Sarahb as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised.c Sarah became pregnant and bore a sond to Abraham in his old age,e at the very time God had promised him.f Abraham gave the name Isaaca g to the son Sarah bore him. When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him,h as God commanded him. Abraham was a hundred years oldi when his son Isaac was born to him.

Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter,j and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” And she added, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”k

Hagar and Ishmael Sent Away

The child grew and was weaned,l and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast. But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abrahamm was mocking,n 10 and she said to Abraham, “Get rid of that slave womano and her son, for that woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.”p

11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son.q 12 But God said to him, “Do not be so distressed about the boy and your slave woman. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspringb will be reckoned.r 13 I will make the son of the slave into a nations also, because he is your offspring.”

14 Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar.t He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba.u

15 When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes. 16 Then she went off and sat down about a bowshot away, for she thought, “I cannot watch the boy die.” And as she sat there, shec began to sob.v

17 God heard the boy crying,w and the angel of Godx called to Hagar from heaveny and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid;z God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.a

19 Then God opened her eyesb and she saw a well of water.c So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.

20 God was with the boyd as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer. 21 While he was living in the Desert of Paran,e his mother got a wife for himf from Egypt.

The Treaty at Beersheba

22 At that time Abimelekg and Phicol the commander of his forcesh said to Abraham, “God is with you in everything you do.i 23 Now swearj to me here before God that you will not deal falsely with me or my children or my descendants.k Show to me and the country where you now reside as a foreigner the same kindness I have shown to you.”l

24 Abraham said, “I swear it.”

25 Then Abraham complained to Abimelek about a well of water that Abimelek’s servants had seized.m 26 But Abimelek said, “I don’t know who has done this. You did not tell me, and I heard about it only today.”

27 So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelek, and the two men made a treaty.n 28 Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock, 29 and Abimelek asked Abraham, “What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themselves?”

30 He replied, “Accept these seven lambs from my hand

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Genesis 5:1–21:34

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From Adam to Noah

5 This is the written accountt of Adam’s family line.u

When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God.v He created themw male and femalex and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind”a when they were created.

When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image;y and he named him Seth.z After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Adam lived a total of 930 years, and then he died.a

When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the fatherb of Enosh.b After he became the father of Enosh, Seth lived 807 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Seth lived a total of 912 years, and then he died.

When Enosh had lived 90 years, he became the father of Kenan.c 10 After he became the father of Kenan, Enosh lived 815 years and had other sons and daughters. 11 Altogether, Enosh lived a total of 905 years, and then he died.

12 When Kenan had lived 70 years, he became the father of Mahalalel.d 13 After he became the father of Mahalalel, Kenan lived 840 years and had other sons and daughters. 14 Altogether, Kenan lived a total of 910 years, and then he died.

15 When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he became the father of Jared.e 16 After he became the father of Jared, Mahalalel lived 830 years and had other sons and daughters. 17 Altogether, Mahalalel lived a total of 895 years, and then he died.

18 When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch.f 19 After he became the father of Enoch, Jared lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. 20 Altogether, Jared lived a total of 962 years, and then he died.

21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah.g 22 After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with Godh 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. 24 Enoch walked faithfully with God;i then he was no more, because God took him away.j

25 When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech.k 26 After he became the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters. 27 Altogether, Methuselah lived a total of 969 years, and then he died.

28 When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son. 29 He named him Noahc l and said, “He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the Lord has cursed.m30 After Noah was born, Lamech lived 595 years and had other sons and daughters. 31 Altogether, Lamech lived a total of 777 years, and then he died.

32 After Noah was 500 years old,n he became the father of Shem,o Ham and Japheth.p

Wickedness in the World

6 When human beings began to increase in number on the earthq and daughters were born to them, the sons of Godr saw that the daughterss of humans were beautiful,t and they marriedu any of them they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spiritv will not contend witha humans forever,w for they are mortalb;x their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”

The Nephilimy were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humansz and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.a

The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth,b and that every …

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Genesis 5:1–32

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From Adam to Noah

5 This is the written accountt of Adam’s family line.u

When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God.v He created themw male and femalex and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind”a when they were created.

When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image;y and he named him Seth.z After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Adam lived a total of 930 years, and then he died.a

When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the fatherb of Enosh.b After he became the father of Enosh, Seth lived 807 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Seth lived a total of 912 years, and then he died.

When Enosh had lived 90 years, he became the father of Kenan.c 10 After he became the father of Kenan, Enosh lived 815 years and had other sons and daughters. 11 Altogether, Enosh lived a total of 905 years, and then he died.

12 When Kenan had lived 70 years, he became the father of Mahalalel.d 13 After he became the father of Mahalalel, Kenan lived 840 years and had other sons and daughters. 14 Altogether, Kenan lived a total of 910 years, and then he died.

15 When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he became the father of Jared.e 16 After he became the father of Jared, Mahalalel lived 830 years and had other sons and daughters. 17 Altogether, Mahalalel lived a total of 895 years, and then he died.

18 When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch.f 19 After he became the father of Enoch, Jared lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. 20 Altogether, Jared lived a total of 962 years, and then he died.

21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah.g 22 After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with Godh 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. 24 Enoch walked faithfully with God;i then he was no more, because God took him away.j

25 When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech.k 26 After he became the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters. 27 Altogether, Methuselah lived a total of 969 years, and then he died.

28 When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son. 29 He named him Noahc l and said, “He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the Lord has cursed.m30 After Noah was born, Lamech lived 595 years and had other sons and daughters. 31 Altogether, Lamech lived a total of 777 years, and then he died.

32 After Noah was 500 years old,n he became the father of Shem,o Ham and Japheth.p

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