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Genesis - Chapters 21-33

21:1: Yahweh visited Sarah as he had said, and Yahweh did to Sarah as he had spoken.
21:2: Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
21:3: Abraham called his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.{Isaac means "He laughs."}
21:4: Abraham circumcised his son, Isaac, when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
21:5: Abraham was one hundred years old when his son, Isaac, was born to him.
21:6: Sarah said, "God has made me laugh. Everyone who hears will laugh with me."
21:7: She said, "Who would have said to Abraham, that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age."
21:8: The child grew, and was weaned. Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.
21:9: Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.
21:10: 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, even with Isaac."
21:11: The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight on account of his son.
21:12: 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.
21:13: Also of the son of the handmaid will I make a nation, because he is your seed."
21:14: 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.
21:15: The water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
21:16: 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.
21:17: 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.
21:18: Get up, lift up the boy, and hold him in your hand. For I will make him a great nation."
21:19: God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went, filled the bottle with water, and gave the boy drink.
21:20: God was with the boy, and he grew. He lived in the wilderness, and became, as he grew up, an archer.
21:21: He lived in the wilderness of Paran. His mother took a wife for him out of the land of Egypt.
21:22: It happened at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his host spoke to Abraham, saying, "God is with you in all that you do.
21:23: 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."
21:24: Abraham said, "I will swear."
21:25: Abraham complained to Abimelech because of a water well, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
21:26: Abimelech said, "I don't know who has done this thing. Neither did you tell me, neither did I hear of it, until today."
21:27: Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them to Abimelech. Those two made a covenant.
21:28: Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
21:29: Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves mean?"
21:30: 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."
21:31: Therefore he called that place Beersheba,{Beersheba can mean "well of the oath" or "well of seven."} because they both swore there.
21:32: So they made a covenant at Beersheba. Abimelech rose up with Phicol, the captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
21:33: Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and called there on the name of Yahweh, the Everlasting God.
21:34: Abraham lived as a foreigner in the land of the Philistines many days.

22:1: It happened after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" He said, "Here I am."
22:2: 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."
22:3: 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.
22:4: On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place far off.
22:5: 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.
22:6: 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.
22:7: 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?"
22:8: Abraham said, "God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son." So they both went together.
22:9: 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.
22:10: Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to kill his son.
22:11: The angel of Yahweh called to him out of the sky, and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" He said, "Here I am."
22:12: 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."
22:13: 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.
22:14: Abraham called the name of that place Yahweh-Jireh.{"Yahweh-Jireh" means "Yahweh is my provider."} As it is said to this day, "In Yahweh's mountain it will be provided.
22:15: The angel of Yahweh called to Abraham a second time out of the sky,
22:16: and said, "I have sworn by myself, says Yahweh, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son,
22:17: that in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is on the seashore. Your seed will possess the gate of his enemies.
22:18: In your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice."
22:19: So Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba. Abraham lived at Beersheba.
22:20: It happened after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, "Behold, Milcah, she also has borne children to your brother Nahor:
22:21: Uz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram,
22:22: Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel."
22:23: Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
22:24: His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bare Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah.

23:1: Sarah lived one hundred twenty-seven years. These were the years of Sarah's life.
23:2: 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.
23:3: Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spoke to the children of Heth, saying,
23:4: "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."
23:5: The children of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,
23:6: "Hear us, my lord. You are a prince of God among us. In the choice of our tombs bury your dead. None of us will withhold from you his tomb, but that you may bury your dead."
23:7: Abraham rose up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
23:8: 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,
23:9: 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 in the midst of you for a possession of a burying-place."
23:10: Now Ephron was sitting in the midst 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,
23:11: "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."
23:12: Abraham bowed himself down before the people of the land.
23:13: 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."
23:14: Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,
23:15: "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."
23:16: 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.
23:17: So the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the border of it round about, were made sure
23:18: to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.
23:19: 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.
23:20: The field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure to Abraham for a possession of a burying place by the children of Heth.

24:1: Abraham was old, and ...
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