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Book 01 Genesis 001:001 In the beginning God{After "God," the Hebrew has the two letters "Aleph Tav" (the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet) as a grammatical marker.} created the heavens and the earth. 001:002 Now the earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep. God's Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters. 001:003 God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 001:004 God saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness. 001:005 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. There was evening and there was morning, one day. 001:006 God said, "Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." 001:007 God made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. 001:008 God called the expanse sky. There was evening and there was morning, a second day. 001:009 God said, "Let the waters under the sky be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear;" and it was so. 001:010 God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters he called Seas. God saw that it was good. 001:011 God said, "Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit after their kind, with its seed in it, on the earth;" and it was so. 001:012 The earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, with its seed in it, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. 001:013 There was evening and there was morning, a third day. 001:014 God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years; 001:015 and let them be for lights in the expanse of sky to give light on the earth;" and it was so. 001:016 God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars. 001:017 God set them in the expanse of sky to give light to the earth, 001:018 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good. 001:019 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. 001:020 God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky." 001:021 God created the large sea creatures, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good. 001:022 God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." 001:023 There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. 001:024 God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind, livestock, creeping things, and animals of the earth after their kind;" and it was so. 001:025 God made the animals of the earth after their kind, and the livestock after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind. God saw that it was good. 001:026 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 birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." 001:027 God created man in his own image. In God's image he created him; male and female he created them. 001:028 God blessed them. God said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." 001:029 God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food. 001:030 To every animal of the earth, and to every bird of the sky, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food;" and it was so. 001:031 God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. There was evening and there was morning, a sixth day. 002:001 The heavens and the earth were finished, and all their vast array. 002:002 On the seventh day God finished his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 002:003 God blessed the seventh day, and made it holy, because he rested in it from all his work which he had created and made. 002:004 This is the history of the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Yahweh God made the earth and the heavens. 002:005 No plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Yahweh God had not caused it to rain on the earth. There was not a man to till the ground, 002:006 but a mist went up from the earth, and watered the whole surface of the ground. 002:007 Yahweh God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 002:008 Yahweh God planted a garden eastward, in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed. 002:009 Out of the ground Yahweh God made every tree to grow that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the middle of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 002:010 A river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it was parted, and became four heads. 002:011 The name of the first is Pishon: this is the one which flows through the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; 002:012 and the gold of that land is good. There is aromatic resin and the onyx stone. 002:013 The name of the second river is Gihon: the same river that flows through the whole land of Cush. 002:014 The name of the third river is Hiddekel: this is the one which flows in front of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates. 002:015 Yahweh God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 002:016 Yahweh God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 002:017 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it; for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die." 002:018 Yahweh God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him." 002:019 Out of the ground Yahweh God formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 002:020 The man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field; but for man there was not found a helper suitable for him. 002:021 Yahweh God caused a deep sleep to fall on the man, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 002:022 He made the rib, which Yahweh God had taken from the man, into a woman, and brought her to the man. 002:023 The man said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She will be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." 002:024 Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh. 002:025 They were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. 003:001 Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which Yahweh God had made. He said to the woman, "Has God really said, 'You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?'" 003:002 The woman said to the serpent, "Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat, 003:003 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'" 003:004 The serpent said to the woman, "You won't surely die, 003:005 for God knows that in the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." 003:006 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit of it, and ate; and she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate. 003:007 The eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. 003:008 They heard the voice of Yahweh God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden. 003:009 Yahweh God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?" 003:010 The man said, "I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself." 003:011 God said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?" 003:012 The man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate." 003:013 Yahweh God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate." 003:014 Yahweh God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock, and above every animal of the field. On your belly shall you go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life. 003:015 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will bruise your head, and you will bruise his heel." 003:016 To the woman he said, "I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth. In pain you will bring forth children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you." 003:017 To Adam he said, "Because you have listened to your wife's voice, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground for your sake. In toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. 003:018 Thorns also and thistles will it bring forth to you; and you will eat the herb of the field. 003:019 By the sweat of your face will you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For you are dust, and to dust you shall return." 003:020 The man called his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all living. 003:021 Yahweh God made coats of skins for Adam and for his wife, and clothed them. 003:022 Yahweh God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now, lest he put forth his hand, and also take of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever..." 003:023 Therefore Yahweh God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. 003:024 So he drove out the man; and he placed Cherubs at the east of the garden of Eden, and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life. 004:001 The man knew Eve his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Cain, and said, "I have gotten a man with Yahweh's help." 004:002 Again she gave birth, to Cain's brother Abel. Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 004:003 As time passed, it happened that Cain brought an offering to Yahweh from the fruit of the ground. 004:004 Abel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of the fat of it. Yahweh respected Abel and his offering, 004:005 but he didn't respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell. 004:006 Yahweh said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen? 004:007 If you do well, will it not be lifted up? If you don't do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it." 004:008 Cain said to Abel, his brother, "Let's go into the field." It happened when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and killed him. 004:009 Yahweh said to Cain, "Where is Abel, your brother?" He said, "I don't know. Am I my brother's keeper?" 004:010 Yahweh said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries to me from the ground. 004:011 Now you are cursed because of the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. 004:012 From now on, when you till the ground, it won't yield its strength to you. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth." 004:013 Cain said to Yahweh, "My punishment is greater than I can bear. 004:014 Behold, you have driven me out this day from the surface of the ground. I will be hidden from your face, and I will be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth. It will happen that whoever finds me will kill me." 004:015 Yahweh said to him, "Therefore whoever slays Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold." Yahweh appointed a sign for Cain, lest any finding him should strike him. 004:016 Cain went out from Yahweh's presence, and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden. 004:017 Cain knew his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Enoch. He built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. 004:018 To Enoch was born Irad. Irad became the father of Mehujael. Mehujael became the father of Methushael. Methushael became the father of Lamech. 004:019 Lamech took two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. 004:020 Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. 004:021 His brother's name was Jubal, who was the father of all who handle the harp and pipe. 004:022 Zillah also gave birth to Tubal Cain, the forger of every cutting instrument of brass and iron. Tubal Cain's sister was Naamah. 004:023 Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, hear my voice. You wives of Lamech, listen to my speech, for I have slain a man for wounding me, a young man for bruising me. 004:024 If Cain will be avenged seven times, truly Lamech seventy-seven times." 004:025 Adam knew his wife again. She gave birth to a son, and named him Seth, "for God has appointed me another child instead of Abel, for Cain killed him." 004:026 There was also born a son to Seth, and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on Yahweh's name. 005:001 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, he made him in God's likeness. 005:002 He created them male and female, and blessed them, and called their name Adam,{"Adam" and "Man" are spelled with the exact same consonants in Hebrew, so this can be correctly translated either way.} in the day when they were created. 005:003 Adam lived one hundred thirty years, and became the father of a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. 005:004 The days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years, and he became the father of sons and daughters. 005:005 All the days that Adam lived were nine hundred thirty years, then he died. 005:006 Seth lived one hundred five years, and became the father of Enosh. 005:007 Seth lived after he became the father of Enosh eight hundred seven years, and became the father of sons and daughters. 005:008 All the days of Seth were nine hundred twelve years, then he died. 005:009 Enosh lived ninety years, and became the father of Kenan. 005:010 Enosh lived after he became the father of Kenan, eight hundred fifteen years, and became the father of sons and daughters. 005:011 All the days of Enosh were nine hundred five years, then he died. 005:012 Kenan lived seventy years, and became the father of Mahalalel. 005:013 Kenan lived after he became the father of Mahalalel eight hundred forty years, and became the father of sons and daughters 005:014 and all the days of Kenan were nine hundred ten years, then he died. 005:015 Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Jared. 005:016 Mahalalel lived after he became the father of Jared eight hundred thirty years, and became the father of sons and daughters. 005:017 All the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred ninety-five years, then he died. 005:018 Jared lived one hundred sixty-two years, and became the father of Enoch. 005:019 Jared lived after he became the father of Enoch eight hundred years, and became the father of sons and daughters. 005:020 All the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty-two years, then he died. 005:021 Enoch lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Methuselah. 005:022 Enoch walked with God after he became the father of Methuselah three hundred years, and became the father of sons and daughters. 005:023 All the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty-five years. 005:024 Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him. 005:025 Methuselah lived one hundred eighty-seven years, and became the father of Lamech. 005:026 Methuselah lived after he became the father of Lamech seven hundred eighty-two years, and became the father of sons and daughters. 005:027 All the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty-nine years, then he died. 005:028 Lamech lived one hundred eighty-two years, and became the father of a son, 005:029 and he named him Noah, saying, "This same will comfort us in our work and in the toil of our hands, because of the ground which Yahweh has cursed." 005:030 Lamech lived after he became the father of Noah five hundred ninety-five years, and became the father of sons and daughters. 005:031 All the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy-seven years, then he died. 005:032 Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 006:001 It happened, when men began to multiply on the surface of the ground, and daughters were born to them, 006:002 that God's sons saw that men's daughters were beautiful, and they took for themselves wives of all that they chose. 006:003 Yahweh said, "My Spirit will not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; yet will his days be one hundred twenty years." 006:004 The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when God's sons came in to men's daughters. They bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. 006:005 Yahweh 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. 006:006 Yahweh was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him in his heart. 006:007 Yahweh said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the surface of the ground; man, along with animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them." 006:008 But Noah found favor in Yahweh's eyes. 006:009 This is the history of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time. Noah walked with God. 006:010 Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 006:011 The earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 006:012 God saw the earth, and saw that it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. 006:013 God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before me, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 006:014 Make a ship of gopher wood. You shall make rooms in the ship, and shall seal it inside and outside with pitch. 006:015 This is how you shall make it. The length of the ship will be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. 006:016 You shall make a roof in the ship, and to a cubit shall you finish it upward. You shall set the door of the ship in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third levels. 006:017 I, even I, do bring the flood of waters on this earth, to destroy all flesh having the breath of life from under the sky. Everything that is in the earth will die. 006:018 But I will establish my covenant with you. You shall come into the ship, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you. 006:019 Of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ship, to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female. 006:020 Of the birds after their kind, of the livestock after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every sort shall come to you, to keep them alive. 006:021 Take with you of all food that is eaten, and gather it to you; and it will be for food for you, and for them." 006:022 Thus Noah did. According to all that God commanded him, so he did. 007:001 Yahweh said to Noah, "Come with all of your household into the ship, for I have seen your righteousness before me in this generation. 007:002 You shall take seven pairs of every clean animal with you, the male and his female. Of the animals that are not clean, take two, the male and his female. 007:003 Also of the birds of the sky, seven and seven, male and female, to keep seed alive on the surface of all the earth. 007:004 In seven days, I will cause it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights. Every living thing that I have made, I will destroy from the surface of the ground." 007:005 Noah did everything that Yahweh commanded him. 007:006 Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came on the earth. 007:007 Noah went into the ship with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives, because of the waters of the flood. 007:008 Clean animals, animals that are not clean, birds, and everything that creeps on the ground 007:009 went by pairs to Noah into the ship, male and female, as God commanded Noah. 007:010 It happened after the seven days, that the waters of the flood came on the earth. 007:011 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep were burst open, and the sky's windows were opened. 007:012 The rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights. 007:013 In the same day Noah, and Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, entered into the ship; 007:014 they, and every animal after its kind, all the livestock after their kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, every bird of every sort. 007:015 They went to Noah into the ship, by pairs of all flesh with the breath of life in them. 007:016 Those who went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God commanded him; and Yahweh shut him in. 007:017 The flood was forty days on the earth. The waters increased, and lifted up the ship, and it was lifted up above the earth. 007:018 The waters prevailed, and increased greatly on the earth; and the ship floated on the surface of the waters. 007:019 The waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth. All the high mountains that were under the whole sky were covered. 007:020 The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered. 007:021 All flesh died that moved on the earth, including birds, livestock, animals, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man. 007:022 All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, of all that was on the dry land, died. 007:023 Every living thing was destroyed that was on the surface of the ground, including man, livestock, creeping things, and birds of the sky. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ship. 007:024 The waters prevailed on the earth one hundred fifty days. 008:001 God remembered Noah, all the animals, and all the livestock that were with him in the ship; and God made a wind to pass over the earth. The waters subsided. 008:002 The deep's fountains and the sky's windows were also stopped, and the rain from the sky was restrained. 008:003 The waters receded from the earth continually. After the end of one hundred fifty days the waters decreased. 008:004 The ship rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on Ararat's mountains. 008:005 The waters receded continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen. 008:006 It happened at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ship which he had made, 008:007 and he sent forth a raven. It went back and forth, until the waters were dried up from the earth. 008:008 He sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from the surface of the ground, 008:009 but the dove found no place to rest her foot, and she returned to him into the ship; for the waters were on the surface of the whole earth. He put forth his hand, and took her, and brought her to him into the ship. 008:010 He stayed yet another seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ship. 008:011 The dove came back to him at evening, and, behold, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off. So Noah knew that the waters were abated from the earth. 008:012 He stayed yet another seven days, and sent forth the dove; and she didn't return to him any more. 008:013 It happened in the six hundred first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from the earth. Noah removed the covering of the ship, and looked. He saw that the surface of the ground was dried. 008:014 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry. 008:015 God spoke to Noah, saying, 008:016 "Go out of the ship, you, and your wife, and your sons, and your sons' wives with you. 008:017 Bring forth with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh, including birds, livestock, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply on the earth." 008:018 Noah went forth, with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives with him. 008:019 Every animal, every creeping thing, and every bird, whatever moves on the earth, after their families, went out of the ship. 008:020 Noah built an altar to Yahweh, and took of every clean animal, and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 008:021 Yahweh smelled the sweet savor. Yahweh said in his heart, "I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, because the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I ever again strike everything living, as I have done. 008:022 While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." 009:001 God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. 009:002 The fear of you and the dread of you will be on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the sky. Everything that the ground teems with, and all the fish of the sea are delivered into your hand. 009:003 Every moving thing that lives will be food for you. As the green herb, I have given everything to you. 009:004 But flesh with the life of it, the blood of it, you shall not eat. 009:005 I will surely require your blood of your lives. At the hand of every animal I will require it. At the hand of man, even at the hand of every man's brother, I will require the life of man. 009:006 Whoever sheds man's blood, his blood will be shed by man, for God made man in his own image. 009:007 Be fruitful and multiply. Bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply in it." 009:008 God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying, 009:009 "As for me, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your offspring after you, 009:010 and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the livestock, and every animal of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ship, even every animal of the earth. 009:011 I will establish my covenant with you: all flesh will not be cut off any more by the waters of the flood, neither will there ever again be a flood to destroy the earth." 009:012 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: 009:013 I set my rainbow in the cloud, and it will be for a sign of a covenant between me and the earth. 009:014 It will happen, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow will be seen in the cloud, 009:015 and I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh, and the waters will no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 009:016 The rainbow will be in the cloud. I will look at it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth." 009:017 God said to Noah, "This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth." 009:018 The sons of Noah who went forth from the ship were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Ham is the father of Canaan. 009:019 These three were the sons of Noah, and from these, the whole earth was populated. 009:020 Noah began to be a farmer, and planted a vineyard. 009:021 He drank of the wine and got drunk. He was uncovered within his tent. 009:022 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside. 009:023 Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it on both their shoulders, went in backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were backwards, and they didn't see their father's nakedness. 009:024 Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done to him. 009:025 He said, "Canaan is cursed. He will be servant of servants to his brothers." 009:026 He said, "Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Shem. Let Canaan be his servant. 009:027 May God enlarge Japheth. Let him dwell in the tents of Shem. Let Canaan be his servant." 009:028 Noah lived three hundred fifty years after the flood. 009:029 All the days of Noah were nine hundred fifty years, then he died. 010:001 Now this is the history of the generations of the sons of Noah and of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Sons were born to them after the flood. 010:002 The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. 010:003 The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. 010:004 The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 010:005 Of these were the islands of the nations divided in their lands, everyone after his language, after their families, in their nations. 010:006 The sons of Ham: Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. 010:007 The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan. 010:008 Cush became the father of Nimrod. He began to be a mighty one in the earth. 010:009 He was a mighty hunter before Yahweh. Therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before Yahweh." 010:010 The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 010:011 Out of that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, 010:012 and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (the same is the great city). 010:013 Mizraim became the father of Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim, 010:014 Pathrusim, Casluhim (which the Philistines descended from), and Caphtorim. 010:015 Canaan became the father of Sidon (his firstborn), Heth, 010:016 the Jebusite, the Amorite, the Girgashite, 010:017 the Hivite, the Arkite, the Sinite, 010:018 the Arvadite, the Zemarite, and the Hamathite. Afterward the families of the Canaanites were spread abroad. 010:019 The border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as you go toward Gerar, to Gaza; as you go toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, to Lasha. 010:020 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their languages, in their lands, in their nations. 010:021 To Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, to him also were children born. 010:022 The sons of Shem: Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram. 010:023 The sons of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash. 010:024 Arpachshad became the father of Shelah. Shelah became the father of Eber. 010:025 To Eber were born two sons. The name of the one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided. His brother's name was Joktan. 010:026 Joktan became the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 010:027 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 010:028 Obal, Abimael, Sheba, 010:029 Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan. 010:030 Their dwelling was from Mesha, as you go toward Sephar, the mountain of the east. 010:031 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their languages, in their lands, after their nations. 010:032 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations. Of these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood. 011:001 The whole earth was of one language and of one speech. 011:002 It happened, as they traveled east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they lived there. 011:003 They said one to another, "Come, let's make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. 011:004 They said, "Come, let's build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top reaches to the sky, and let's make ourselves a name, lest we be scattered abroad on the surface of the whole earth." 011:005 Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built. 011:006 Yahweh said, "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is what they begin to do. Now nothing will be withheld from them, which they intend to do. 011:007 Come, let's go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech." 011:008 So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there on the surface of all the earth. They stopped building the city. 011:009 Therefore the name of it was called Babel, because there Yahweh confused the language of all the earth. From there, Yahweh scattered them abroad on the surface of all the earth. 011:010 This is the history of the generations of Shem. Shem was one hundred years old and became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood. 011:011 Shem lived five hundred years after he became the father of Arpachshad, and became the father of sons and daughters. 011:012 Arpachshad lived thirty-five years and became the father of Shelah. 011:013 Arpachshad lived four hundred three years after he became the father of Shelah, and became the father of sons and daughters. 011:014 Shelah lived thirty years, and became the father of Eber: 011:015 and Shelah lived four hundred three years after he became the father of Eber, and became the father of sons and daughters. 011:016 Eber lived thirty-four years, and became the father of Peleg. 011:017 Eber lived four hundred thirty years after he became the father of Peleg, and became the father of sons and daughters. 011:018 Peleg lived thirty years, and became the father of Reu. 011:019 Peleg lived two hundred nine years after he became the father of Reu, and became the father of sons and daughters. 011:020 Reu lived thirty-two years, and became the father of Serug. 011:021 Reu lived two hundred seven years after he became the father of Serug, and became the father of sons and daughters. 011:022 Serug lived thirty years, and became the father of Nahor. 011:023 Serug lived two hundred years after he became the father of Nahor, and became the father of sons and daughters. 011:024 Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and became the father of Terah. 011:025 Nahor lived one hundred nineteen years after he became the father of Terah, and became the father of sons and daughters. 011:026 Terah lived seventy years, and became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. 011:027 Now this is the history of the generations of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran became the father of Lot. 011:028 Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldees. 011:029 Abram and Nahor took wives. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran who was also the father of Iscah. 011:030 Sarai was barren. She had no child. 011:031 Terah took Abram his son, Lot the son of Haran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife. They went forth from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan. They came to Haran and lived there. 011:032 The days of Terah were two hundred five years. Terah died in Haran. 012:001 Now Yahweh said to Abram, "Get out of your country, and from your relatives, and from your father's house, to the land that I will show you. 012:002 I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing. 012:003 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you. In you will all of the families of the earth be blessed." 012:004 So Abram went, as Yahweh had spoken to him. Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed out of Haran. 012:005 Abram took Sarai his wife, Lot his brother's son, all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls whom they had gotten in Haran, and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan. Into the land of Canaan they came. 012:006 Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. The Canaanite was then in the land. 012:007 Yahweh appeared to Abram and said, "I will give this land to your seed{or, offspring}." He built an altar there to Yahweh, who appeared to him. 012:008 He left from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to Yahweh and called on the name of Yahweh. 012:009 Abram traveled, going on still toward the South. 012:010 There was a famine in the land. Abram went down into Egypt to live as a foreigner there, for the famine was severe in the land. 012:011 It happened, when he had come near to enter Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, "See now, I know that you are a beautiful woman to look at. 012:012 It will happen, when the Egyptians will see you, that they will say, 'This is his wife.' They will kill me, but they will save you alive. 012:013 Please say that you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you." 012:014 It happened that when Abram had come into Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful. 012:015 The princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house. 012:016 He dealt well with Abram for her sake. He had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels. 012:017 Yahweh plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife. 012:018 Pharaoh called Abram and said, "What is this that you have done to me? Why didn't you tell me that she was your wife? 012:019 Why did you say, 'She is my sister,' so that I took her to be my wife? Now therefore, see your wife, take her, and go your way." 012:020 Pharaoh gave men charge concerning him, and they brought him on the way with his wife and all that he had. 013:001 Abram went up out of Egypt: he, his wife, all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South. 013:002 Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. 013:003 He went on his journeys from the South even to Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai, 013:004 to the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first. There Abram called on the name of Yahweh. 013:005 Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. 013:006 The land was not able to bear them, that they might live together: for their substance was great, so that they could not live together. 013:007 There was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite lived in the land at that time. 013:008 Abram said to Lot, "Please, let there be no strife between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are relatives. 013:009 Isn't the whole land before you? Please separate yourself from me. If you go to the left hand, then I will go to the right. Or if you go to the right hand, then I will go to the left." 013:010 Lot lifted up his eyes, and saw all the plain of the Jordan, that it was well-watered everywhere, before Yahweh destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the garden of Yahweh, like the land of Egypt, as you go to Zoar. 013:011 So Lot chose the Plain of the Jordan for himself. Lot traveled east, and they separated themselves the one from the other. 013:012 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, and Lot lived in the cities of the plain, and moved his tent as far as Sodom. 013:013 Now the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinners against Yahweh. 013:014 Yahweh said to Abram, after Lot was separated from him, "Now, lift up your eyes, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, 013:015 for all the land which you see, I will give to you, and to your offspring forever. 013:016 I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then your seed may also be numbered. 013:017 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it to you." 013:018 Abram moved his tent, and came and lived by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and built an altar there to Yahweh. 014:001 It happened in the days of Amraphel, king of Shinar, Arioch, king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, and Tidal, king of Goiim, 014:002 that they 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 (the same is Zoar). 014:003 All these joined together in the valley of Siddim (the same is the Salt Sea). 014:004 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year, they rebelled. 014:005 In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer came, and the kings who were with him, and struck the Rephaim in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim, 014:006 and the Horites in their Mount Seir, to Elparan, which is by the wilderness. 014:007 They returned, and came to En Mishpat (the same is Kadesh), and struck all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that lived in Hazazon Tamar. 014:008 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) went out; and they set the battle in array against them in the valley of Siddim; 014:009 against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings against the five. 014:010 Now the valley of Siddim was full of tar pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and they fell there, and those who remained fled to the hills. 014:011 They took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their food, and went their way. 014:012 They took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who lived in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. 014:013 One who had escaped came and told Abram, the Hebrew. Now he lived by the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner; and these were allies of Abram. 014:014 When Abram heard that his relative was taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued as far as Dan. 014:015 He divided himself against them by night, he and his servants, and struck them, and pursued them to Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. 014:016 He brought back all the goods, and also brought back his relative, Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people. 014:017 The king of Sodom went out to meet him, after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, at the valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley). 014:018 Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine: and he was priest of God Most High. 014:019 He blessed him, and said, "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth: 014:020 and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand." Abram gave him a tenth of all. 014:021 The king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the people, and take the goods to yourself." 014:022 Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have lifted up my hand to Yahweh, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth, 014:023 that I will not take a thread nor a sandal strap nor anything that is yours, lest you should say, 'I have made Abram rich.' 014:024 I will accept nothing from you except that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me: Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre. Let them take their portion." 015:001 After these things the word of Yahweh came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Don't be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward." 015:002 Abram said, "Lord Yahweh, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and he who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?" 015:003 Abram said, "Behold, to me you have given no seed: and, behold, one born in my house is my heir." 015:004 Behold, the word of Yahweh came to him, saying, "This man will not be your heir, but he who will come forth out of your own body will be your heir." 015:005 Yahweh brought him outside, and said, "Look now toward the sky, and count the stars, if you are able to count them." He said to Abram, "So shall your seed be." 015:006 He believed in Yahweh; and he reckoned it to him for righteousness. 015:007 He said to him, "I am Yahweh who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give you this land to inherit it." 015:008 He said, "Lord Yahweh, how will I know that I will inherit it?" 015:009 He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon." 015:010 He brought him all of these, and divided them in the middle, and laid each half opposite the other; but he didn't divide the birds. 015:011 The birds of prey came down on the carcasses, and Abram drove them away. 015:012 When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. Now terror and great darkness fell on him. 015:013 He said to Abram, "Know for sure that your seed will live as foreigners in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them. They will afflict them four hundred years. 015:014 I will also judge that nation, whom they will serve. Afterward they will come out with great wealth, 015:015 but you will go to your fathers in peace. You will be buried in a good old age. 015:016 In the fourth generation they will come here again, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full." 015:017 It came to pass that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold, a smoking furnace, and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. 015:018 In that day Yahweh made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your seed I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates: 015:019 the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, 015:020 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, 015:021 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites." 016:001 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children. She had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. 016:002 Sarai said to Abram, "See now, Yahweh has restrained me from bearing. Please go in to my handmaid. It may be that I will obtain children by her." Abram listened to the voice of Sarai. 016:003 Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her handmaid, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to Abram her husband to be his wife. 016:004 He went in to Hagar, and she conceived. When she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. 016:005 Sarai said to Abram, "This wrong is your fault. I gave my handmaid into your bosom, and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes. Yahweh judge between me and you." 016:006 But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your maid is in your hand. Do to her whatever is good in your eyes." Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her face. 016:007 The angel of Yahweh found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. 016:008 He said, "Hagar, Sarai's handmaid, where did you come from? Where are you going?" She said, "I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai." 016:009 The angel of Yahweh said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands." 016:010 The angel of Yahweh said to her, "I will greatly multiply your seed, that they will not be numbered for multitude." 016:011 The angel of Yahweh said to her, "Behold, you are with child, and will bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because Yahweh has heard your affliction. 016:012 He will be like a wild donkey among men. His hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him. He will live opposite all of his brothers." 016:013 She called the name of Yahweh who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees," for she said, "Have I even stayed alive after seeing him?" 016:014 Therefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi.{Beer Lahai Roi means "well of the one who lives and sees me."} Behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered. 016:015 Hagar bore a son for Abram. Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. 016:016 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram. 017:001 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, Yahweh appeared to Abram, and said to him, "I am God Almighty. Walk before me, and be blameless. 017:002 I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly." 017:003 Abram fell on his face. God talked with him, saying, 017:004 "As for me, behold, my covenant is with you. You will be the father of a multitude of nations. 017:005 Neither will your name any more be called Abram, but your name will be Abraham; for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. 017:006 I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you. Kings will come out of you. 017:007 I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to you and to your seed after you. 017:008 I will give to you, and to your seed after you, the land where you are traveling, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession. I will be their God." 017:009 God said to Abraham, "As for you, you will keep my covenant, you and your seed after you throughout their generations. 017:010 This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your seed after you. Every male among you shall be circumcised. 017:011 You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin. It will be a token of the covenant between me and you. 017:012 He who is eight days old will be circumcised among you, every male throughout your generations, he who is born in the house, or bought with money from any foreigner who is not of your seed. 017:013 He who is born in your house, and he who is bought with your money, must be circumcised. My covenant will be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. 017:014 The uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from his people. He has broken my covenant." 017:015 God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but her name will be Sarah. 017:016 I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. Yes, I will bless her, and she will be a mother of nations. Kings of peoples will come from her." 017:017 Then Abraham fell on his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, "Will a child be born to him who is one hundred years old? Will Sarah, who is ninety years old, give birth?" 017:018 Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before you!" 017:019 God said, "No, but Sarah, your wife, will bear you a son. You shall call his name Isaac.{Isaac means "he laughs."} I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his seed after him. 017:020 As for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He will become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. 017:021 But my covenant I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this set time next year." 017:022 When he finished talking with him, God went up from Abraham. 017:023 Abraham took Ishmael his son, all who were born in his house, and all who were bought with his money; every male among the men of Abraham's house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the same day, as God had said to him. 017:024 Abraham was ninety-nine years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 017:025 Ishmael, his son, was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 017:026 In the same day both Abraham and Ishmael, his son, were circumcised. 017:027 All the men of his house, those born in the house, and those bought with money of a foreigner, were circumcised with him. 018:001 Yahweh appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day. 018:002 He lifted up his eyes and looked, and saw that three men stood opposite him. When he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth, 018:003 and said, "My lord, if now I have found favor in your sight, please don't go away from your servant. 018:004 Now let a little water be fetched, wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree. 018:005 I will get a morsel of bread so you can refresh your heart. After that you may go your way, now that you have come to your servant." They said, "Very well, do as you have said." 018:006 Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, "Quickly make ready three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes." 018:007 Abraham ran to the herd, and fetched a tender and good calf, and gave it to the servant. He hurried to dress it. 018:008 He took butter, milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them. He stood by them under the tree, and they ate. 018:009 They said to him, "Where is Sarah, your wife? He said, "See, in the tent." 018:010 He said, "I will certainly return to you when the season comes round. Behold, Sarah your wife will have a son." Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him. 018:011 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age. It had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. 018:012 Sarah laughed within herself, saying, "After I have grown old will I have pleasure, my lord being old also?" 018:013 Yahweh said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, saying, 'Will I really bear a child, yet I am old?' 018:014 Is anything too hard for Yahweh? At the set time I will return to you, when the season comes round, and Sarah will have a son." 018:015 Then Sarah denied, saying, "I didn't laugh," for she was afraid. He said, "No, but you did laugh." 018:016 The men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom. Abraham went with them to see them on their way. 018:017 Yahweh said, "Will I hide from Abraham what I do, 018:018 seeing that Abraham has surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed in him? 018:019 For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of Yahweh, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that Yahweh may bring on Abraham that which he has spoken of him." 018:020 Yahweh said, "Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous, 018:021 I will go down now, and see whether their deeds are as bad as the reports which have come to me. If not, I will know." 018:022 The men turned from there, and went toward Sodom, but Abraham stood yet before Yahweh. 018:023 Abraham drew near, and said, "Will you consume the righteous with the wicked? 018:024 What if there are fifty righteous within the city? Will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it? 018:025 Be it far from you to do things like that, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be like the wicked. May that be far from you. Shouldn't the Judge of all the earth do right?" 018:026 Yahweh said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake." 018:027 Abraham answered, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord, who am but dust and ashes. 018:028 What if there will lack five of the fifty righteous? Will you destroy all the city for lack of five?" He said, "I will not destroy it, if I find forty-five there." 018:029 He spoke to him yet again, and said, "What if there are forty found there?" He said, "I will not do it for the forty's sake." 018:030 He said, "Oh don't let the Lord be angry, and I will speak. What if there are thirty found there?" He said, "I will not do it, if I find thirty there." 018:031 He said, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord. What if there are twenty found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the twenty's sake." 018:032 He said, "Oh don't let the Lord be angry, and I will speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the ten's sake." 018:033 Yahweh went his way, as soon as he had finished communing with Abraham, and Abraham returned to his place. 019:001 The two angels came to Sodom at evening. Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them. He bowed himself with his face to the earth, 019:002 and he said, "See now, my lords, please turn aside into your servant's house, stay all night, wash your feet, and you will rise up early, and go on your way." They said, "No, but we will stay in the street all night." 019:003 He urged them greatly, and they came in with him, and entered into his house. He made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. 019:004 But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter. 019:005 They called to Lot, and said to him, "Where are the men who came in to you this night? Bring them out to us, that we may have sex with them." 019:006 Lot went out to them to the door, and shut the door after him. 019:007 He said, "Please, my brothers, don't act so wickedly. 019:008 See now, I have two virgin daughters. Please let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them what seems good to you. Only don't do anything to these men, because they have come under the shadow of my roof." 019:009 They said, "Stand back!" They said, "This one fellow came in to live as a foreigner, and he appoints himself a judge. Now will we deal worse with you, than with them!" They pressed hard on the man Lot, and drew near to break the door. 019:010 But the men put forth their hand, and brought Lot into the house to them, and shut the door. 019:011 They struck the men who were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves to find the door. 019:012 The men said to Lot, "Do you have anybody else here? Sons-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whoever you have in the city, bring them out of the place: 019:013 for we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown great before Yahweh that Yahweh has sent us to destroy it." 019:014 Lot went out, and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry his daughters, and said, "Get up! Get out of this place, for Yahweh will destroy the city." But he seemed to his sons-in-law to be joking. 019:015 When the morning came, then the angels hurried Lot, saying, "Get up! Take your wife, and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the iniquity of the city." 019:016 But he lingered; and the men grabbed his hand, his wife's hand, and his two daughters' hands, Yahweh being merciful to him; and they took him out, and set him outside of the city. 019:017 It came to pass, when they had taken them out, that he said, "Escape for your life! Don't look behind you, and don't stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be consumed!" 019:018 Lot said to them, "Oh, not so, my lord. 019:019 See now, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your loving kindness, which you have shown to me in saving my life. I can't escape to the mountain, lest evil overtake me, and I die. 019:020 See now, this city is near to flee to, and it is a little one. Oh let me escape there (isn't it a little one?), and my soul will live." 019:021 He said to him, "Behold, I have granted your request concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow the city of which you have spoken. 019:022 Hurry, escape there, for I can't do anything until you get there." Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.{Zoar means "little."} 019:023 The sun had risen on the earth when Lot came to Zoar. 019:024 Then Yahweh rained on Sodom and on Gomorrah sulfur and fire from Yahweh out of the sky. 019:025 He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew on the ground. 019:026 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. 019:027 Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he had stood before Yahweh. 019:028 He looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and looked, and saw that the smoke of the land went up as the smoke of a furnace. 019:029 It happened, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the middle of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in which Lot lived. 019:030 Lot went up out of Zoar, and lived in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he was afraid to live in Zoar. He lived in a cave with his two daughters. 019:031 The firstborn said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in to us after the manner of all the earth. 019:032 Come, let's make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve our father's seed." 019:033 They made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father. He didn't know when she lay down, nor when she arose. 019:034 It came to pass on the next day, that the firstborn said to the younger, "Behold, I lay last night with my father. Let us make him drink wine again, tonight. You go in, and lie with him, that we may preserve our father's seed." 019:035 They made their father drink wine that night also. The younger went and lay with him. He didn't know when she lay down, nor when she got up. 019:036 Thus both of Lot's daughters were with child by their father. 019:037 The firstborn bore a son, and named him Moab. He is the father of the Moabites to this day. 019:038 The younger also bore a son, and called his name Ben Ammi. He is the father of the children of Ammon to this day. 020:001 Abraham traveled from there toward the land of the South, and lived between Kadesh and Shur. He lived as a foreigner in Gerar. 020:002 Abraham said about Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. 020:003 But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Behold, you are a dead man, because of the woman whom you have taken. For she is a man's wife." 020:004 Now Abimelech had not come near her. He said, "Lord, will you kill even a righteous nation? 020:005 Didn't he tell me, 'She is my sister?' She, even she herself, said, 'He is my brother.' In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands have I done this." 020:006 God said to him in the dream, "Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also withheld you from sinning against me. Therefore I didn't allow you to touch her. 020:007 Now therefore, restore the man's wife. For he is a prophet, and he will pray for you, and you will live. If you don't restore her, know for sure that you will die, you, and all who are yours." 020:008 Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ear. The men were very scared. 020:009 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, "What have you done to us? How have I sinned against you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds to me that ought not to be done!" 020:010 Abimelech said to Abraham, "What did you see, that you have done this thing?" 020:011 Abraham said, "Because I thought, 'Surely the fear of God is not in this place. They will kill me for my wife's sake.' 020:012 Besides, she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife. 020:013 It happened, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said to her, 'This is your kindness which you shall show to me. Everywhere that we go, say of me, "He is my brother."'" 020:014 Abimelech took sheep and oxen, male servants and female servants, and gave them to Abraham, and restored Sarah, his wife, to him. 020:015 Abimelech said, "Behold, my land is before you. Dwell where it pleases you." 020:016 To Sarah he said, "Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver. Behold, it is for you a covering of the eyes to all that are with you. In front of all you are vindicated." 020:017 Abraham prayed to God. God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his female servants, and they bore children. 020:018 For Yahweh had closed up tight all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham's wife. 021:001 Yahweh visited Sarah as he had said, and Yahweh did to Sarah as he had spoken. 021:002 Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. 021:003 Abraham called his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.{Isaac means "He laughs."} 021:004 Abraham circumcised his son, Isaac, when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. 021:005 Abraham was one hundred years old when his son, Isaac, was born to him. 021:006 Sarah said, "God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears will laugh with me." 021:007 She said, "Who would have said to Abraham, that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age." 021:008 The child grew, and was weaned. Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. 021:009 Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking. 021:010 Therefore she said to Abraham, "Cast out this handmaid and her son! For the son of this handmaid will not be heir with my son, Isaac." 021:011 The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight on account of his son. 021:012 God said to Abraham, "Don't let it be grievous in your sight because of the boy, and because of your handmaid. In all that Sarah says to you, listen to her voice. For from Isaac will your seed be called. 021:013 I will also make a nation of the son of the handmaid, because he is your seed." 021:014 Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread and a bottle of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder; and gave her the child, and sent her away. She departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba. 021:015 The water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. 021:016 She went and sat down opposite him, a good way off, about a bow shot away. For she said, "Don't let me see the death of the child." She sat over against him, and lifted up her voice, and wept. 021:017 God heard the voice of the boy. The angel of God called to Hagar out of the sky, and said to her, "What ails you, Hagar? Don't be afraid. For God has heard the voice of the boy where he is. 021:018 Get up, lift up the boy, and hold him in your hand. For I will make him a great nation." 021:019 God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went, filled the bottle with water, and gave the boy drink. 021:020 God was with the boy, and he grew. He lived in the wilderness, and became, as he grew up, an archer. 021:021 He lived in the wilderness of Paran. His mother took a wife for him out of the land of Egypt. 021:022 It happened at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his army spoke to Abraham, saying, "God is with you in all that you do. 021:023 Now, therefore, swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son. But according to the kindness that I have done to you, you shall do to me, and to the land in which you have lived as a foreigner." 021:024 Abraham said, "I will swear." 021:025 Abraham complained to Abimelech because of a water well, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away. 021:026 Abimelech said, "I don't know who has done this thing. Neither did you tell me, neither did I hear of it, until today." 021:027 Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them to Abimelech. Those two made a covenant. 021:028 Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. 021:029 Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves mean?" 021:030 He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, that it may be a witness to me, that I have dug this well." 021:031 Therefore he called that place Beersheba,{Beersheba can mean "well of the oath" or "well of seven."} because they both swore there. 021:032 So they made a covenant at Beersheba. Abimelech rose up with Phicol, the captain of his army, and they returned into the land of the Philistines. 021:033 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and called there on the name of Yahweh, the Everlasting God. 021:034 Abraham lived as a foreigner in the land of the Philistines many days. 022:001 It happened after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" He said, "Here I am." 022:002 He said, "Now take your son, your only son, whom you love, even Isaac, and go into the land of Moriah. Offer him there for a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you of." 022:003 Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son. He split the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went to the place of which God had told him. 022:004 On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place far off. 022:005 Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go yonder. We will worship, and come back to you." 022:006 Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. He took in his hand the fire and the knife. They both went together. 022:007 Isaac spoke to Abraham his father, and said, "My father?" He said, "Here I am, my son." He said, "Here is the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?" 022:008 Abraham said, "God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son." So they both went together. 022:009 They came to the place which God had told him of. Abraham built the altar there, and laid the wood in order, bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, on the wood. 022:010 Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to kill his son. 022:011 The angel of Yahweh called to him out of the sky, and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" He said, "Here I am." 022:012 He said, "Don't lay your hand on the boy, neither do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me." 022:013 Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and saw that behind him was a ram caught in the thicket by his horns. Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering instead of his son. 022:014 Abraham called the name of that place Yahweh Will Provide{or, Yahweh-Jireh, or, Yahweh-Seeing}. As it is said to this day, "On Yahweh's mountain, it will be provided." 022:015 The angel of Yahweh called to Abraham a second time out of the sky, 022:016 and said, "I have sworn by myself, says Yahweh, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son, 022:017 that I will bless you greatly, and I will multiply your seed greatly like the stars of the heavens, and like the sand which is on the seashore. Your seed will possess the gate of his enemies. 022:018 In your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice." 022:019 So Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba. Abraham lived at Beersheba. 022:020 It happened after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, "Behold, Milcah, she also has borne children to your brother Nahor: 022:021 Uz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram, 022:022 Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel." 022:023 Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother. 022:024 His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah. 023:001 Sarah lived one hundred twenty-seven years. This was the length of Sarah's life. 023:002 Sarah died in Kiriath Arba (the same is Hebron), in the land of Canaan. Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. 023:003 Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spoke to the children of Heth, saying, 023:004 "I am a stranger and a foreigner living with you. Give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight." 023:005 The children of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him, 023:006 "Hear us, my lord. You are a prince of God among us. Bury your dead in the best of our tombs. None of us will withhold from you his tomb. Bury your dead." 023:007 Abraham rose up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth. 023:008 He talked with them, saying, "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, 023:009 that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he has, which is in the end of his field. For the full price let him give it to me among you for a possession of a burying-place." 023:010 Now Ephron was sitting in the middle of the children of Heth. Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the children of Heth, even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying, 023:011 "No, my lord, hear me. I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it. In the presence of the children of my people I give it to you. Bury your dead." 023:012 Abraham bowed himself down before the people of the land. 023:013 He spoke to Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, "But if you will, please hear me. I will give the price of the field. Take it from me, and I will bury my dead there." 023:014 Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him, 023:015 "My lord, listen to me. What is a piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver between me and you? Therefore bury your dead." 023:016 Abraham listened to Ephron. Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the audience of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, according to the current merchants' standard. 023:017 So the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, the cave which was in it, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all of its borders, were deeded 023:018 to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city. 023:019 After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre (that is, Hebron), in the land of Canaan. 023:020 The field, and the cave that is in it, were deeded to Abraham for a possession of a burying place by the children of Heth. 024:001 Abraham was old, and well stricken in age. Yahweh had blessed Abraham in all things. 024:002 Abraham said to his servant, the elder of his house, who ruled over all that he had, "Please put your hand under my thigh. 024:003 I will make you swear by Yahweh, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I live. 024:004 But you shall go to my country, and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Isaac." 024:005 The servant said to him, "What if the woman isn't willing to follow me to this land? Must I bring your son again to the land you came from?" 024:006 Abraham said to him, "Beware that you don't bring my son there again. 024:007 Yahweh, the God of heaven, who took me from my father's house, and from the land of my birth, who spoke to me, and who swore to me, saying, 'I will give this land to your seed{or, offspring}.' He will send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there. 024:008 If the woman isn't willing to follow you, then you shall be clear from this my oath. Only you shall not bring my son there again." 024:009 The servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter. 024:010 The servant took ten camels, of his master's camels, and departed, having a variety of good things of his master's with him. He arose, and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor. 024:011 He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water. 024:012 He said, "Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 024:013 Behold, I am standing by the spring of water. The daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water. 024:014 Let it happen, that the young lady to whom I will say, 'Please let down your pitcher, that I may drink,' and she will say, 'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink,'— let her be the one you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master." 024:015 It happened, before he had finished speaking, that behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher on her shoulder. 024:016 The young lady was very beautiful to look at, a virgin, neither had any man known her. She went down to the spring, filled her pitcher, and came up. 024:017 The servant ran to meet her, and said, "Please give me a drink, a little water from your pitcher." 024:018 She said, "Drink, my lord." She hurried, and let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him drink. 024:019 When she had done giving him drink, she said, "I will also draw for your camels, until they have done drinking." 024:020 She hurried, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw, and drew for all his camels. 024:021 The man looked steadfastly at her, remaining silent, to know whether Yahweh had made his journey prosperous or not. 024:022 It happened, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold, 024:023 and said, "Whose daughter are you? Please tell me. Is there room in your father's house for us to lodge in?" 024:024 She said to him, "I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor." 024:025 She said moreover to him, "We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in." 024:026 The man bowed his head, and worshiped Yahweh. 024:027 He said, "Blessed be Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his loving kindness and his truth toward my master. As for me, Yahweh has led me in the way to the house of my master's relatives." 024:028 The young lady ran, and told her mother's house about these words. 024:029 Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban. Laban ran out to the man, to the spring. 024:030 It happened, when he saw the ring, and the bracelets on his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, "This is what the man said to me," that he came to the man. Behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring. 024:031 He said, "Come in, you blessed of Yahweh. Why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house, and room for the camels." 024:032 The man came into the house, and he unloaded the camels. He gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him. 024:033 Food was set before him to eat, but he said, "I will not eat until I have told my message." He said, "Speak on." 024:034 He said, "I am Abraham's servant. 024:035 Yahweh has blessed my master greatly. He has become great. He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male servants and female servants, and camels and donkeys. 024:036 Sarah, my master's wife, bore a son to my master when she was old. He has given all that he has to him. 024:037 My master made me swear, saying, 'You shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live, 024:038 but you shall go to my father's house, and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son.' 024:039 I said to my master, 'What if the woman will not follow me?' 024:040 He said to me, 'Yahweh, before whom I walk, will send his angel with you, and prosper your way. You shall take a wife for my son of my relatives, and of my father's house. 024:041 Then will you be clear from my oath, when you come to my relatives. If they don't give her to you, you shall be clear from my oath.' 024:042 I came this day to the spring, and said, 'Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, if now you do prosper my way which I go— 024:043 behold, I am standing by this spring of water. Let it happen, that the maiden who comes forth to draw, to whom I will say, "Give me, I pray you, a little water from your pitcher to drink," 024:044 and she will tell me, "Drink, and I will also draw for your camels,"—let her be the woman whom Yahweh has appointed for my master's son.' 024:045 Before I had done speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder. She went down to the spring, and drew. I said to her, 'Please let me drink.' 024:046 She hurried and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, 'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink.' So I drank, and she made the camels drink also. 024:047 I asked her, and said, 'Whose daughter are you?' She said, 'The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him.' I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her hands. 024:048 I bowed my head, and worshiped Yahweh, and blessed Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter for his son. 024:049 Now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me. If not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left." 024:050 Then Laban and Bethuel answered, "The thing proceeds from Yahweh. We can't speak to you bad or good. 024:051 Behold, Rebekah is before you. Take her, and go, and let her be your master's son's wife, as Yahweh has spoken." 024:052 It happened that when Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself down to the earth to Yahweh. 024:053 The servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and clothing, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave precious things to her brother and her mother. 024:054 They ate and drank, he and the men who were with him, and stayed all night. They rose up in the morning, and he said, "Send me away to my master." 024:055 Her brother and her mother said, "Let the young lady stay with us a few days, at least ten. After that she will go." 024:056 He said to them, "Don't hinder me, seeing Yahweh has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master." 024:057 They said, "We will call the young lady, and ask her." 024:058 They called Rebekah, and said to her, "Will you go with this man?" She said, "I will go." 024:059 They sent away Rebekah, their sister, with her nurse, Abraham's servant, and his men. 024:060 They blessed Rebekah, and said to her, "Our sister, may you be the mother of thousands of ten thousands, and let your seed possess the gate of those who hate them." 024:061 Rebekah arose with her ladies. They rode on the camels, and followed the man. The servant took Rebekah, and went his way. 024:062 Isaac came from the way of Beer Lahai Roi, for he lived in the land of the South. 024:063 Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the evening. He lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, there were camels coming. 024:064 Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she dismounted from the camel. 024:065 She said to the servant, "Who is the man who is walking in the field to meet us?" The servant said, "It is my master." She took her veil, and covered herself. 024:066 The servant told Isaac all the things that he had done. 024:067 Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife. He loved her. Isaac was comforted after his mother's death. 025:001 Abraham took another wife, and her name was Keturah. 025:002 She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. 025:003 Jokshan became the father of Sheba, and Dedan. The sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim. 025:004 The sons of Midian: Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah. 025:005 Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac, 025:006 but to the sons of Abraham's concubines, Abraham gave gifts. He sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, to the east country. 025:007 These are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived: one hundred seventy-five years. 025:008 Abraham gave up the spirit, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years, and was gathered to his people. 025:009 Isaac and Ishmael, his sons, buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron, the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre, 025:010 the field which Abraham purchased of the children of Heth. Abraham was buried there with Sarah, his wife. 025:011 It happened after the death of Abraham that God blessed Isaac, his son. Isaac lived by Beer Lahai Roi. 025:012 Now this is the history of the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bore to Abraham. 025:013 These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to the order of their birth: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth, then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 025:014 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, 025:015 Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. 025:016 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their villages, and by their encampments: twelve princes, according to their nations. 025:017 These are the years of the life of Ishmael: one hundred thirty-seven years. He gave up the spirit and died, and was gathered to his people. 025:018 They lived from Havilah to Shur that is before Egypt, as you go toward Assyria. He lived opposite all his relatives. 025:019 This is the history of the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham became the father of Isaac. 025:020 Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Paddan Aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian, to be his wife. 025:021 Isaac entreated Yahweh for his wife, because she was barren. Yahweh was entreated by him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 025:022 The children struggled together within her. She said, "If it be so, why do I live?" She went to inquire of Yahweh. 025:023 Yahweh said to her, Two nations are in your womb. Two peoples will be separated from your body. The one people will be stronger than the other people. The elder will serve the younger. 025:024 When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. 025:025 The first came out red all over, like a hairy garment. They named him Esau. 025:026 After that, his brother came out, and his hand had hold on Esau's heel. He was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them. 025:027 The boys grew. Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field. Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents. 025:028 Now Isaac loved Esau, because he ate his venison. Rebekah loved Jacob. 025:029 Jacob boiled stew. Esau came in from the field, and he was famished. 025:030 Esau said to Jacob, "Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am famished." Therefore his name was called Edom. 025:031 Jacob said, "First, sell me your birthright." 025:032 Esau said, "Behold, I am about to die. What good is the birthright to me?" 025:033 Jacob said, "Swear to me first." He swore to him. He sold his birthright to Jacob. 025:034 Jacob gave

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