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me ■'that ought not to be done.

10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham,
What sawest thou, that thou hast done this
thing ?

11 And Abraham said. Because I thought,
Surely nhe fear of God is not in this place ;
and 'they will slay me for my wife's sake.

12 And yet indeed "s^e is my sister; she
is the daughter of my father, but not the
daughter of my mother : and she became my
wife.

13 And it came to pass, when *God caused

18



Isaac is born, and circumcised.

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, ysay of me, He is my
brother.

14 And Abimelech ^took sheep, and
oxen, and men-servants, and women-servants,
and gave thein unto Abraham, and restored
him Sarah his wife.

15 And Abimelech said. Behold, "my land
is before thee : dwell fwhere it pleaseth thee.

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.

17 IT So Abraham Sprayed unto God : and
God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his
maid-servants ; and they bare children.

18 For the Lord ""had fast closed up all
the wombs of the house of Abimelech,because
of Sarah, Abraham's wife.

CHAP. XXI.

1 Isaac is lorn. 4 He is circumcised. 6 Sarah's joy.
9 Hagir and Ishmael are cast forth. 15 Hagar in
distress. 17 The angel comfortcth her. 22 Abime-
l£ch's covenant with Abraham at Beer-sheba.

AND the Lord '^ visited Sarah as he had
said, and the Lord did unto Sarah '' as
he had spoken.

2 For Sarah * conceived, and bare Abra-
ham a son in his old age, "^at the set time of
which God had spoken to him.

3 And Abraham called the name of his
son that was born unto him, whom Sarah
bare to him, * Isaac.

4 And Abraham ""circumcised his son Isaac,
being eight days old, ^ as God had commanded
him.

5 And •'Abrahamwasanhundred years old,
when his son Isaac was born unto him.

6 IT And Sarah said, 'God hath made me
to laugh, so that all that hear ^ will
with me.

7 And she said. Who would have said
unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given
children suck ? ' for I have borne him a son
in his old age.

8 And the child grew, and was weaned :
and Abraham made a great feast the same
day that Isaac was weaned.

9 IT And Sarah saw the son of Hagar ™the
Egyptian, " which she had borne unto Abra-
ham, o mocking.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham,
p Cast out this bond-woman, and her son : for
the son of this bond-woman shall not be heir
with my son, even with Isaac.

1 1 And the thing was very grievous in
Abraham's sight, i because of his son.



CHAP. XXI.



laugh



Before
CHRIST

Qbout 1898.


Boforo
CHRIST

about 1892.


y ch. 12. 13.




z ch. la 16.


r Rom. 9. 7,
Hebr. 11. la




s vcr. 18.
ch. 10. 10.
& 17. 20.


a ch. 13. 9.




t Hob. as'n
good in tliine
eves.




b yer. 5.


t John 8. 35.


c ch. 20. 11
dch.24.65.




c Job 42. 9,
10.




fch. 12.17.






u Exod.3.7.


a 1 Sam. 2.
21.




bch.17.19.
& IS. 10, 14.
Gal. 4. 23,
28.


w vor. 13.


c Acts 7. 8.
Gal. 4. 22.
Hebr. 11. 11.
dch.17.21.


X Numb. 22.

SI.

Sec 2Kincs

0.17,18.20.

Luke 24. 10,

31.


och.17.19.
r Acts 7. 8.
I^ch.17.10,


y ch.28.15.

k 39. 2, 3,

21.

z ch.l6. 12.


about 1897.
h ch. 17. 1,


a ch. 24. 4.


i Ps. 126. 2.
Isai. 54. 1.
Gal. 4. 27.
k^Luke 1.


b ch. 20. 2.
Sl 20. 26.
c ch. 20.28.


1 ch. 18. 11,
12.


il .Tosh. 2. 12.

1 Sam. 24.

21.

t Hcb. if

tkou shalt

lie unio ine.


rach.16.1.




nch.16.15.





Gal. 4. 22.




about 1892.




n Gal. 4. 30.
Seoch 25.0.
& 38. 0,7.


c See ch.Sa.
15, 18, 20,
2i;22.


q ch. 17. 18.





Hagar is comforted by an angel.

12 1" And God said unto Abraham, Let
it not be grievous in thy sight, because of the
lad, and because of thy bond-woman ; in all
that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto
her voice : for ■'in Isaac shall thy seed be
called.

1 3 And also of the son of the bond-woman
will I make "a nation, because he is thy
seed.

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.

15 And the water was spent in the bot-
tle, and she cast the child under one of the
shrubs.

16 And she went, and sat her down over
against him, a good way off, as it were a bow-
shot : for she said. Let me not see the death
of the child. And she sat over against him,
and lifted up her voice, and wept.

17 And "God heard the voice of the lad :
and the angel of God called to 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.

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in
thine hand: for " I will make him a great na-
tion.

19 And " God opened her eyes, and she
saw a well of water : and she went, and fill-
ed the bottle v/ith water, and gave the lad
drink.

20 And God y was with the lad ; and he
grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, ^ and be-
came an archer.

21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Pa-
ran : and his mother ''took him a wife out of
the land of Egypt.

22 IT 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 :

23 Now therefore ^ swear unto me here
by God, t that thou wilt not deal falsely
with me, nor with my son, nor with my
son's son : hut according to the kindness that
I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto
me, and to the land wherein thou hast so-
journed.

24 And Abraham said, I will swear.

25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech be-
cause of a well of water, which Abimelech's
servants^ had 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,
19



Abraham tempted to offer Isaac.

and gave them unto Abimelech : and both of
them ''made a covenant.

28 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of
the flock by themselves.

29 And AbuTielech 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 'called that place IJEeer-
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 re-
turned into the land of the Phihstines.

33 IT And Abraham planted a || grove in
Beer-sheba, and ''called there on the name
of the Lord, 'the everlasting God.

34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philis-
tines' land many days.



GENESIS.



CHAP. XXII.



1



Before
CHEIST

about 1S92.



f ch. 26. 31.



g ch. 33. 8.



Abraham is tempted to offer Isaac. 3 He giveth proof
of his faith and obedience. 11 The angel stayeth him.
13 Isaac is exchanged with a ram. 14 The place is call-
ed Jehovah-jireh. 15 Abraham is blessed again. 20
The generation of Nahor unto Rebekah.

AND it came to pass after these things,
that '^ God did tempt Abraham, and said
unto him, Abraham : and he said, t Behold,
here I am.

2 And he said. Take now thy son, ''thine
only son Isaac, v/hom 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.

3 H 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-offei'-
ing, and rose up, and went unto the place of
which God had told him.

4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted
up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

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.

6 And Abraham took the wood of the
burnt-offering, and ■'laid iV upon Isaac his son ;"
and he took the fire in his hand and a knife :
and they went both of them together.

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his fa-
ther, and said. My father: and he said, f Here
am I, my son. And he said. Behold the fire
and the wood : but where is the !| lamb for a
burnt-offering ?



i ch. 2(5.33.
II That is,
The well of
the oath-



about 1891.



II Or, tree.
k ch.4.20.

1 Deul. 33.

27.

hai. 40. 28.

Rom. 16. 26.

1 Tim. 1.17.



1872.
Jos. Ant.
a 1 Cor. 10.
13.

Hebr. II. 17.
•lam. 1. 12.
1 Pet. 1. 7.
t Hob.
Bfhold me.
b Hebr. 11.
17.



c 2 Chron.
3. 1.



d John 19.
17.



t Hob.
Behold I



II Or, Md.



Before
CHRIST

1872.



e Hebr. 11.

17.

Jam. 2.31.



f 1 Sam. 15.

22.

Mic. 6.7, 8.



e ch. 26. 5.
Jam. 2.2;!.



II That is.
The Lord
tcilt see. or,
provide.



h Pa. 105. 9.



Luke 1. 73.
Hebr. 6. 13,
14.



i ch. 15. 5.
Jer. :«. 22.



f Heh. tip.
I ch. 24. 60.



n ch. 12.3.
& 18. 18.
&26.t



Act! 3. 25.
Gal. 3. 8, 9,
10, 18.
o vcr. 3. 10.
ch. 26. 5.



p ch. 21. 31,



q eh. U, 29.



r Job 1. 1.

B Job 32. 2.



t cli. 24. 15.
11 Culled,
Rom. 9. 10.
Rebecca.



Abraham is blessed again.

8 And Abraham said. My son, God will '
provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offering :
so they went both of them together.

9 And they came to the place which God
had told him of ; and Abraham built an al-
tar there, and laid the wood in order ; and
bound Isaac his son, and " laid 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, '"Lay not thine hand upon
the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him :
for Snow I know that thou fearest God, seeing
thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only
son, from me.

13 And Abraham hfted 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 II Jehovah-jireh : as it is said to this
day. In the mount of the Lord it shall be
seen.

15 H And the angel of the Lord called
unto Abraham out of heaven the second
"time,

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 :

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-f shore ; and 'thy seed
shall possess "" the gate of his enemies ;

18 "And in thy seed shall all the nations
of the earth be blessed j "because thou hast
obeyed my voice.

19 So Abraham returned unto his young
men, and they rose up, and went together to
p Beer-sheba ; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-
sheba.

20 IT And it came to pass after these things,
that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold,
1 Milcah, she hath also borne children unto
thy brother Nahor ;

21 ■■ Huz his first-born, and Buz his bro-
ther, and Kemuel the father » of Aram,

22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash,
and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

23 And 'Bethuel begat "Rebekah: 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.

20



The purchase of Machpelah.
CHAP. XXIII.

1 The age and death of Sarah. 3 The purchase of
Machpelah, 19 where Sarah was luried.

AND Sarah was an hundred and seven
and twenty years old : these were the
years of the Ufe of Sarah.

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.

3 IT And Abraham stood up from before
his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth,
saying,

4 "=1 am a stranger and a sojourner with
you : ^give me a possession of aburying-place
with you, that I may bury my dead out of my
sight.

5 And the children of Heth answered
Abraham, saying unto him,

6 Hear us, my lord ; thou art f^a mighty
prince among us : in the choice of our sepul-
chres bury thy dead : none of us shall with-
hold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou
mayest bury thy dead.

7 And Abraham stood up and bowed
himself to the people of the land, even to the
children of Heth.

S And he communed with them, spying.
If it be your mind that I should bury my
dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat
for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,

9 That he may give me the cave of Mach-
pelah, which he hath, which is in the end of
his field ; for t as much money as it is worth
he shall give it me, for a possession of a bury-
ing-place among you.

10 And Ephron dwelt among the children
of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered
Abraham in the t audience of the children of
Heth, even of all that '"went in at the gate
of his city, saying,

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.

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, say-
ing unto him,

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.



CHAP. XXIV.



Bofore
OIJRIST

1872.



1860.
n Josh. 14.
15.

Judg. 1. 10.
b ch. 13. la.
vor. 19.



c ch. 17. a

1 Chron. 29.

15.

Ps. 105. 12.

Hebr. 11. 9.

13.

(1 Acts 7. 5.



t Heb. a
prince of
God.

e ch. 13. 2.
Ic 14. 14.
HcSi. 35.



Bororo
CHRIST

]B(:o.



t Ileh.fuU
money.



t Heb. ears.

f ch. 34. 20,

24.

Ruth 4. 4.



2 Sam. 24.
h— 24.



i Jur. 32. 9.



k ch. 2!). 9.
&4!I.3U,3I,
32. b 50. 13.
Acts 7. 10.



h Exod. 30.

1.5.

Ezek.45.12.



I Ban Ruth
4. 7,P,9. 10.

Jor. aJ. io,

11.



1857.
a ch. 18. 11.
& 21. 5.
I Heb. Roiit
tnto days.
b ch. 13. 2.
vcr. 35.
Ps. 112. 3.
Prov. 10. 22.
c ch. 1.5. 2.
d ver. 10,
ch. 39. 43,6.

ch. 47. 29.

1 Chion. 29.
24.

Lam. 5. 6.

f ch. 14. 22.
Deut. 6. 13.
Josh. 2. 12.

5 ch. 26. 35.
Jc 27. 46.
&28. 2.
Exod. 34. 16.
Deut. 7. 3.



h ch. 28. 2.
i ch. 12. 1.



k ch. 12. 1.

7.



I ch. 12.7.
& 13. 1.5.
& 15. 18.
& 17. 8.
Exod. 32. 13.
DeuL 1.8.
& 34. 4.
Acts 7. 5.
m Exod. 23.
20, 33. & 33.
2.
Hebr. 1. 14.



Abraham's charge to his servant.

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.

17 1" And Hhe 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 vjere
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 'were made sure unto Abraham for
a possession of a burying-place, by the sons
of Heth.

CHAP. XXIY.

1 Abraham sweareth his servant. 10 The servant's jour-
ney. 12 His prayer. 14 His sign. 15 Rebekah
meeteth him, 18 fulfilleth his sign, 22 receiveth jewels,
23 sheweth her kindred, 25 and inviteth him home.
26 The servant blesseth God. 28 Laban entertaineth
him,. 34 The servant sheweth his message. 50 Laban
and Bethuel approve it. 58 Rebekah consenteth to go.
62 Isaac meeteth her.

AND Abraham "was old and f well
stricken in age : and the Lord ""had
blessed Abraham in all things.

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 :

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 Canaan-
ites among whom I dwell :

4 ''But thou shalt go "unto my country,
and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my
son Isaac.

. 5 And the servant said unto him, Perad-
venture the woman will not be wilHng to
follow me unto this 'land : must I needs bring
thy son again unto the land from whence
thou camest?

6 And Abraham said unto him. Beware
thou, that thou bring not my son thither
again.

7 1^ 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.
21



Abraham's servant meeteth Rebekah.

8 And if the woman will not be willing to
follow thee, then "thou shalt be clear from
this mine oath; only bring not my son thither
again.

9 And the servant put his hand under the
thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to
him concerning that matter.

10 IT 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
P the city of Nahor.

1 1 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 f^that
women go out to draw water:

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.

13 Behold, 'I stand here by the well of
water ; and "the daughters of the men of the
city come out to draw water :

14 And let it come to pass, that the dam-
sel 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 ap-
pointed for thy servant Isaac ; and ""thereby
shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness
unto my master.

15 H And it came to pass, before he had
done speaking, that behold, Rebekah came
out, who was born to Bethuel,sonof ^Milcah,
the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with
her pitcher upon her shoulder.

16 And the damsel ywas f 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.

17 And the servant ran to meet her, and
said. Let me, I pray thee, drink a little
water of thy pitcher.

18 ^And she said, Drink, my lord: and
she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon
her hand, and gave him drink.

19 And when she had done giving him
drink, she said, I will draw water for thy
camels also, until they have done drinking.

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.

21 And the man, wondering at her, held
his peace, to wit whether ''the Lord had
made his journey prosperous, or not.

22 And it came to pass, as the camels
had done drinking, that the man took a gol-
den ^ II ear-ring, of half a shekel weight, and
two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels
weight of gold,



GENESIS.



Before


Before


CHRIST


CHRIST


1857.


1857.


n Josh. 2.
17, 20.






cch.22.23.


ver. 9.
II Or, and.






d ver. 52.
Exod. 4. 31.


p ch. 27. 43.


e Exod. 18.
10


t Heb that
womenwAich
draw water
eojnrth.
q Exod.2.
16.

1 Sam. 9. 11.
r ver. 27.
ch.26.84.
& 28. 13.
&32. 9.
Exofl. 3. 6,


Kuth4. 14.

1 Sam. 25.
32,39.

2 Sam. 18.
28.

Luke 1. 68.
f ch 32. 10.
Ps. 98. 3.
B ver. 48.


15.

s Neh.l.ll.
Ps. 37. 5.
t ver. 43.
11 ch. 29. 9.
Exod. 2. 16.


hch.29.5.


w See .Tudg.
6. 17, 37.
1 Sam. 6. 7.
& 14. 8.
&20.7.


i ch. 28. 29.
.THdB. 17. 2.
RutU 3. 10.
P». 115. 15.


jrch. 11.29.
&22.23.


k ch. 43. 24.
Jude. 19. 21.


y ch. 26. 7.
t Ueb.
SOQil uf
countciianu.


1 Job 23. 12.
John 4. 34.
Eph.6.5,6,




m ver. 1.
ch. 13. 2.


z 1 Pot. 3. 8.
tL 4. 9.






n ch. 21. 2.




ch. 21. 10.

t25.5.




p ver. 3.




q ver. 4.


a^vcr. 12,




b Exod. 32.
2, ,1.

Isai. 3. 19,
20,21.
Ezek. 16.
11.12.
1 f>el. 3. 3.
1] Or, jewel
for tKe fore-
head.


r ver. 5.

s ver. 7.
t ch. 17. 1.



Laban entertaineth him.

23 And said. Whose daughter art thou ?
tell me, I pray thee : is there room in thy
father's house for us to lodge in ?

24 And she said unto him, "I am the
daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which
she bare unto Nahor.

25 She said, moreover, unto him. We have
both straw and provender enough, and room
to lodge in,

26 And the man "^ bowed down his head,
and worshipped the Lord.

27 And he said, « Blessed he the Lord
God of my master Abraham, who hath no
left destitute my master of *"his mercy and
his truth : I being in the way, the Lord
sled me to the house of my master's brethren.

28 And the damsel ran, and told them of
her mother's house these things.

29 IF And Rebekah had a brother, and his
name was ''Laban : and Laban ran out unto
the man, unto the well.

30 And it came to pass, when he saw the
ear-ring, 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 well.

31 And he said. Come in, 'thou blessed
of thfe Lord, wherefore standest thou with-
out? for I have prepared the house, and
room for the camels.

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.

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.

34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant.

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 men-servants, and maid-servants,
and camels, and asses.

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 hath.

37 And my master Pmade me swear, say-
ing, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of
the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose
land I dwell :

38 ^But thou shalt go unto my father's
house, and to my kindred, and take a wife
unto my son.

39 "^And I said unto my master, Peradven-
ture the woman will not follow me.

40 'And he said unto me. The Lord,
'before whom I walk, will send his angel
with thee, and prosper thy way ; and thou

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shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred,
and of my father's house.

41 "Then shalt thou be clear from this
mine oath, when thou comest to my kindred ;
and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be
clear from my oath.

42 And I came this day unto the well,
and said, * O Lord God of my master Abra-
ham, if now thou do prosper my way which
I go:

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 ;

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 f^r my master's son.

45 yAnd 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.

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.

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
ear-ring upon her face, and the bracelets
upon her hands.

48 ''And I bowed down my.head, and wor-
shipped the Lord, and blessed the Lord



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