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20:1 And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country and
dwelled between Kadesh and Shur and sojourned in Gerar.
20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah
his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelech
king of Gerar.(an
ancient town or place of the Philistines
in the times of Abraham and Isaac).sent
and took Sarah.
20:3 But God
came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, Behold, you are
but a dead man for the woman which you have taken, she is a man's wife.
20:4,5 But Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, Lord, wilt
you slay also a righteous nation? Didn't he say to me, She is my sister?
and she, even she herself said, He is my brother. In the integrity
of my heart and innocency
of my hands have I done this.(approached
her, interested in her).
20:6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that you did this
in the integrity of your heart, for I also withheld you from sinning against
me, therefore I worked it out for you not to touch her.(kept
him from touching her; doesn't say how; maybe king Abimelech was occupied
with concerns brought to him; God has probably kept each of us from trouble
in some ways, yet allowed others so we learn:.Proverbs
20:7 Now therefore restore the man his wife, for he is a prophet and
he shall pray for you and you shalt live. And if you restore her not, know
you that you shall surely die, you and all that are yours.
20:8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning and called all his
servants and told all these things in their ears. And the men were sore
afraid. Then Abimelech called Abraham and said unto him, What have you
done unto us? and what have I offended you, that you have brought on me
and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds unto me that ought not
to be done. And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What saw you that you have
done this thing?
20:9,10 Then Abimelech called Abraham and said unto him, What hast
thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought
on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that
ought not to be done. And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou,
that thou hast done this thing?
20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is
not in this place and they will slay me for my wife's sake.
20:12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father,
but not the daughter of my mother and she became my wife.
And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house,
that I said unto her, This is your kindness which you shall show unto me;
at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.
of avoiding danger appeared warrantable
according to his own and the common
code of morals."
20:13-16 And it came to pass, when God caused 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, say of me, He is my
brother. And Abimelech took sheep and oxen and menservants and womenservants
and gave them unto Abraham and restored him Sarah his wife. And Abimelech
said, Behold, my land is before thee. Dwell where it pleaseth thee. 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.(her
family was concerned in this public vindication
of her character);
thus she was reproved.
the eyes" or, because of him I won't hold
this against you;.Barnes
for a recompense
offering, in consideration of which an offence
20:17,18 So Abraham prayed unto God and God healed Abimelech and his
wife and his maidservants and they bare children. For the LORD had fast
closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's
21:1 And the LORD
visited Sarah as he had said.(Genesis
21:2 And the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.(Genesis
17:16,17). For Sarah conceived and bare Abraham a son
in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
21:3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him,
whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
21:4-8 And Abraham circumcised
his son Isaac being eight days old,
as God had commanded him. And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his
son Isaac was born unto him. And Sarah said, God has made me to laugh,
so that all that hear will laugh with me. And she said, Who would have
said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have
born him a son in his old age. And the child grew and was weaned and Abraham
made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.
21:9,10 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar
the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.(Hagar's
son was probably about 3-5 years old at this time). Wherefore
she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman.(a
slave, a mistress).and her son,
for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with
21:11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of
21:12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in your sight
because of the lad and because of your bondwoman. In all that Sarah has
said unto you, hearken unto her voice, for in Isaac shall your seed be
21:13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because
he is your seed.
21:14-16 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 Beersheba.(identified
today with 'Bir es Seba', 31° 15' N, 34° 48' E. where there are
still two principal wells in the district giving excellent water, besides
five smaller ones). And the water was spent.(used
up).in the bottle and she put
the child under one of the shrubs. And she went and sat her down over against
him a good way off, as it were a bowshot, for she said, Let me not see
the death of the child. And she sat over against him and lift up her voice
21:17-19 And God heard the voice of the lad and the angel of God called
to Hagar out of heaven and said unto her, What is ailing
you Hagar, don't fear about it. For God has heard the voice of the lad
where he is. Arise, lift up the lad and hold him in your hand, for I will
make him a great nation. And God opened her eyes and she saw a well of
water and she went and filled the bottle with water and gave the lad drink.
21:20 And God was with the lad and he grew and dwelt in the wilderness
and became an archer.
21:21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran. And his mother took
him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
21:22-27 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 you in all that you do. Now therefore swear unto 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 unto
you, you shall do unto me and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.
And Abraham said, I will swear. And Abraham
reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants
had violently taken away. And Abimelech
said, I don't know who has done this thing, neither did you tell me, neither
yet heard I of it, until today. And Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave
them unto Abimelech and both of them made a covenant.(a
covenant is an agreement).
21:34 And Abraham sojourned
in the Philistines'
land many days.
22:1-11 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt.(try,
test).Abraham and said unto
him, Abraham and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy
son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest and get thee into the land
of Moriah and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains
which I will tell thee of. And Abraham rose up early in the morning and
saddled his ass and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son
and clave the wood for the burnt offering and rose up and went unto the
place of which God had told him. Then on the third day Abraham lifted up
his eyes and saw the place afar off. And Abraham said unto his young men,
Abide you here with the ass and I and the lad will go yonder and worship
and come again to you. And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering
and laid it upon Isaac his son and he took the fire in his hand and a knife
and they went both of them together. And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father
and said, My father and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold
the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? And
Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering.
So they went both of them together. And they came to the place which God
had told him of And Abraham built an altar there and laid the wood in order
and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham
stretched forth his hand and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel
of the LORD called unto him out of heaven and said, Abraham, Abraham and
he said, Here am I.
22:12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou
any thing unto him. For now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast
not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked and behold behind him
a ram caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram
and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh as it
is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
22:15,16 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham
out of heaven the second time, And said, By myself have I sworn, says the
LORD, for because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son,
your only son;
22:17 That in blessing I will bless you.(Abraham,
verse above; also see.Genesis
12:2,3).and in multiplying
I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which
is upon the sea shore and your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
22:18 And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed,
because you have obeyed.(original
for 'obeyed', 'heard and received'; Abraham listened; some
people don't).my voice.
22:21 Huz his firstborn and Buz his brother and Kemuel the father of
23:1,2 And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these
were the years of the life of Sarah. And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the
same is Hebron in the land of Canaan and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah
and to weep for her.
23:3-20 And Abraham stood up from before his dead and spake unto the
sons of Heth, saying, I am a stranger and a sojourner with you. Give me
a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of
my sight. And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, Hear
us, my lord. Thou art a mighty prince among us. In the choice of our sepulchres
bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that
thou mayest bury thy dead. And Abraham stood up and bowed himself to the
people of the land, even to the children of Heth. And he communed with
them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight,
hear me and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, That he may give
me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field,
for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of
a buryingplace amongst you. And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth
and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children
of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying, 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. And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the
land. 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. And Ephron
answered Abraham, saying unto him, 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. 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.
And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre,
the field and the cave which was therein and all the trees that were in
the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure unto
Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before
all that went in at the gate of his city. 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. 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.
24:1,2 And Abraham was old and well stricken in age and the LORD had
blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said unto his eldest servant
of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, your hand
under my thigh
24:3 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 Canaanites,
among whom I dwell.
amongst the Canaanites in the land of Canaan and was safe and prospered;
a lesson for us today is that Creator can keep you safe and prosperous
24:4 But you shall go unto my country and to my kindred and take a
wife unto my son Isaac.
24:5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure
the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land, must I needs
bring thy son again unto the land from whence you came?
24:6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware you that you bring not my son
24:7 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.
24:8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou
shalt be clear from this my oath, only bring not my son thither
24:10-13 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 the city of Nahor. 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 that women go out to draw water. 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. Behold, I stand here by the well of water
and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water.
24:14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say,
Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink and she shall say,
Drink and I will give thy camels drink also. Let the same be she that thou
hast appointed for thy servant Isaac and thereby shall I know that thou
hast shewed kindness unto my master.
24:15-20 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold,
Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor,
Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. And the damsel was
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. And the servant
ran to meet her and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of
thy pitcher. And she said, Drink, my lord and she hasted and let down her
pitcher upon her hand and gave him drink. And when she had done giving
him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they
have done drinking. 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.
24:55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with
us a few.(word
'few' inserted by translators).days,
at the least ten; after that she shall go.
24:63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide.
And he lifted up his eyes and saw and behold the camels were coming.
24:67 And Isaac brought her into
his mother Sarah's tent, and took
25:20).became his wife.(original
'woman').and he loved her
and Isaac was comforted after his mother's.(mother
was Sarah; dad was Abraham).death.
25:1-4 Then again Abraham took a wife and her name was Keturah.
And she bare him Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian
and Ishbak and Shuah. And Jokshan begat Sheba and Dedan. And the sons of
Dedan were Asshurim and Letushim and Leummim. And the sons of Midian were
Ephah and Epher and Hanoch and Abida and Eldaah. All these were the children
25:5 And Abraham gave
all that he had unto Isaac.
25:6 But unto the sons of the concubines,
which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts and sent them away from Isaac his
son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.
25:7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he
lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.(what's
25:8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost and died in a good old age, an
old man and full of years and was gathered to his people.
25:9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah,
in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre.
25:10-12 The field which Abraham
purchased of the sons of Heth; there was Abraham buried and Sarah his wife.
And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son
Isaac and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi. Now these are the generations
of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare
25:13-15 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names,
according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael,
Nebajoth and Kedar and Adbeel and Mibsam and Mishma and Dumah and Massa,
Hadar and Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah..(descendants
of Abraham's son Ishmael who grew into tribes)
25:16 These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their
towns and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
25:17,18 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred
and thirty and seven years and he gave up the ghost and died and was gathered
unto his people. And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before
Egypt, as thou goe toward Assyria and he died in the presence of all his
25:19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham
25:20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah
24:67), the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian
of Padanaram, the sister to Laban
25:21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren
and the LORD was intreated of him and Rebekah
his wife conceived.
25:22,23 And the children struggled together within her and she said,
If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD. And the
LORD said unto her, Two nations are in your womb and two manner of people
shall be separated from your bowels and the one people shall be stronger
than the other people and the elder shall serve the younger.
25:24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there
were twins in her womb.
25:25,26 And the first came out red all over like an hairy garment
and they called his name Esau. And after that came his brother out and
his hand took hold on Esau's heel and his name was called Jacob and Isaac.(the
dad).was threescore years old
25:27-34 And the boys grew. Esau
was a cunning hunter, a man of the field. Jacob was a plain man, dwelling
in tents. And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison but Rebekah
loved Jacob. And Jacob sod.(boiled).pottage.(boiled
food such as would be oats and barley in a porridge
or red lentils in some sort of a stew).and
Esau came from the field and he was faint. And Esau said to Jacob, Feed
me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage, for I am faint. Therefore
was his name called Edom.(red).
And Jacob said Sell me this day thy birthright. And Esau said Behold, I
am at the point to die and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
And Jacob said Swear to me this day and he sware unto him and he sold his
birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles
and he did eat and drink and rose up and went his way. Thus Esau despised
despise the things that are good that you may have; what are they? count
26:1,2 And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine
that was in the days of Abraham.
And Isaac went unto Abimelech
king of the Philistines
unto Gerar. And the LORD
appeared unto him and said, Go not down into Egypt. Dwell in the land which
I shall tell thee of.
in this land and I will be with thee and will bless thee.(Genesis
17:7), for unto thee and unto thy seed, I will
give all these countries and I will perform the oath which I sware unto
Abraham thy father;
26:4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven and
will give unto thy seed all these countries and in thy seed shall all
the nations of the earth be blessed;
26:7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife and he said, She
is my sister, for he feared to say, She is my wife, lest
said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah because she was
fair to look upon.
26:8-17 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that
king of the Philistines
looked out at a window and saw and behold, Isaac
was sporting with Rebekah his wife.
And Abimelech called Isaac and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife
and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because
I said, Lest I die for her. And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast
done unto us? One of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife and
thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. And Abimelech charged all
his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely
be put to death. Then Isaac sowed in that land and received in the same
year an hundredfold. And the LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great
and went forward and grew until he became very great, for he had possession
of flocks and possession of herds and great store of servants. And the
Philistines envied him. For all the wells which his father's servants had
digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them
and filled them with earth. And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us,
for thou art much mightier than we. And Isaac departed thence and pitched
his tent in the valley of Gerar and dwelt there.
26:25 And he builded an altar there and called upon the name of the
LORD and pitched his tent there. And there Isaac's servants digged a well.
26:34,35 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the
daughter of Beeri the Hittite and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite,
which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.