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House: and he made them a 26 For this Cause God gave them Feast, and did bake unleaven- up unto vile AFFECTIONS : for even

their Women did change the natural ed Bread, and they did eat. Use into that which is AGAINST NA

4 But before they lay TURE: down, the Men of the City, ving the natural use of Woman,

27 And likewise also the Men, leaeven the Men of Sodom com- burned in their own Luft one toward passed the House round, both another, Men with Men, working Old and Young, all the Peo- that which is upseemly, and recei

VING in themselves that RECOMPENSÉ ple from every Quarter. of their Error which was meet. 5 And they called unto Luke xvii. 28 As it was in the Days

of Lot, they did eat, they drank, Lot, and said unto him, they bought, they sold, they planted, Where are the Men which they builded : came in to thee this Night?

29 But the same Day that Lot went

out of SODOM, it rained Fire and bring them out unto us, that BRIMSTONE from Heaven, and DEwe may know them.

SROYED them all : 6 And Lot went out of

30 Even Thus shall it be in the Day

when the Son of Man IS REVEALED. the Door unto them, and shut

32 Remember Lot's Wife, the Door after him,

Jude 7 Even as SODOM and Go7 And said, I pray you, in like manner giving themselves o

MORRAH and the Cities about them Brethren, do not so wick

ver to FORNICATION, and going after EDLY.

STRANGE Flesh, are set forth for an 8 Behold now, I have two EXAMPLF, suffering the VENGEANCE

of ETERNAL FIRE. Daughters which have not lla, iii. 9 The Shew of their Counknown Man ; let me, I pray tenance doth witness against them, you, bring them out unto they hide it not : wo unto their Soul, you, and do ye to them as is for they have rewarded Evil untó good in your Eyes : only un

themselves. to these Men do nothing; it Thall be well with him : for they

Jo Say ye to the RIGHTEOUS, that for therefore came they under shall eat the Fruit of their Doings. the Shadow of my Roof.

I! Wo unto the WICKED, it shall

be ill with him : for the Reward of 9 And they said, Stand his Hands shall be given him. back. And they said again, Ezek. xvi. 49 Behold this was the This one Fellow came in to of BREAD, and abundance of Idle

Iniquity of Sodom, PRIDE, FULLNESS sojourn, and he will needs beness was in her, and in her Daugha Judge : how will we deal ters, neither did the STRENGTHEN the worse with thee, than with Hand of the Poor and Needy.

So And they were HAUGHTY, and them. And they prefled sore committed ABOMINATION before me, upon the Man, even Lot, therefore I took them away as I saw

good. and came near to break the

2 Pet. iii. 7 The HEAVENS and the Door.

EARTH which are now, by the same 10 But the Men put forth Word are kept in Store, RESERVED their Hand, and pulled Lot MENT, and PEXDITION of UNGODLY

unto Fire, against the Day of Judge into the House to them, and Me shut the Door.

11 And

any

11 And they smote the 8 But, be not ignorant, that one Mew that were at the Door Day is with the Lord as a THOUSAND

Years, and a THOUSAND Years as one of the House with BLIND- Day. NESS, both small and great :

9 The Lord is not slack concern• so that they wearied them- ing bis PROMISE (as some Men count

Slackness) but is LONG-SUFFERING TO selves to find the Door.

us-ward, not WILLING that any should 12 And the Men said un- PERISH, but that all should come to

REPENTANCE. to Lot, Hast thou here

10 But the Day of the LORD will besides?

come as a Thier in the Night; in 13 For we will DESTROY

the which the HEAVENS shall pass athis Place: because the CRY way with a great Noise, and the E

LEMENTS mall melt with FERVENT of them is waxen great before Heat, the Earth also, and the Works the Face of the LORD, and the that are therein shall be BURNT up.

17 SEEING then that all these things Lord hath sent us to destroy shall be DISSOLVED, what manner of it.

PERSONS ought ye to be in all holy 14 And Lot went out",

CONVERSATION and GODLINESS,

12 Looking for, and haftning unand spake unto his Sons-in- to the coming of the Day of God, law,which married his Daugh- wherein the Heavens being on FIRE ters, and said, Up, get ye out thall melt with fervent Heat.

shall be DISSOLVED, and the ELEMENTS of this Place ; for the LORD 13 Nevertheless we, according to will destroy this City : but his Promise, look for new HEAVENS

and he seemed as one that mock

a New EARTR, wherein dwelleth

RIGHTEOUSNESS. ed to his Sons-in-law.

14 Wherefore, seeing that ye look 15 And when the Morn- for such Things, be DILIGENT, that ing arose, then the Angels yo might be found of him in Peace,

without Spot, and blameless. hastned Lot, saying, Arise, 2 Pet. ii. 4 For if God spared not take thy Wife, and thy two down to Hell, and delivered them

the Angels that linned, but cast them Daughters which are here ; into Chains of Darkness to be releft thou be consumed in the served unto JUDGMENT ; Iniquity of the City.

s And Spared not the OLD WORLD,

but saved Noah the eighth Person, 15 And while he LINGRED, a Preacher of Righteousness, bringing the Men laid hold upon his in the Flood upon the World of the

UNGODLY: Hand, and upon the Hand of

6 And TURNING the Cities of sohis Wife, and upon the Hand dom and GOMORRAH into Ashes, conof his two Daughters : the DEMNED them with an OVERTHROW,

making them an EnsAMPLE unto LORD being MERCIFUL unto

THOSE that after Ihould live un. HIM: and they brought him GODLY; forth, and set him without

7 And delivered Just Lot, vexed the City.

with the filthy Conversation of the

Wicked: 17 And it came to pass, & (For that RIGHTEOUS Man dwelwhen they had brought them ling among them, in feeing and forth abroad, that he said, from Day to Day with theis unlawful Escape for thy Life; look Deeds.)

CLEANNESS.

not behind thee, neither stay . The Lord knoweth how to DE

LIVER the GODLY out of TEMPTATIthou in all the Plain: escape

ONS, and to reserve the UNJUST unto to the Mountain, left thou the Day of JUDGMENT to be punishbe consumed.

ed : 18 And Lot faid unto them,

10 But chiefly them that walk af

ter the Flesh, in the Lust of UNOh not so, my Lord.

19 Behold now, thy Servant hath found Grace in thy Sight, and thou hast MAGNIFIED thy Mercy, which thou haft shewed unto me in SAVING my Life: and I cannot escape to the Mountain, lest some Evil take me, and I die.

20 Behold now, this City is near to flee unto, and it is a little one : Oh let me escape thither (is it not a little one?) and my Soul shall live.

21 And he said unto him, See I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not OVERTHROW this City, for the which thou haft spoken.

22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I CANNOT do any thing till thou be come thither : therefore the Name of the City was called Zoar.

23 The Sun was RISEN upon all the Earth when Lor entred into Zoar.

24 Then the LORD RAINED upon Sodom and GOMORRAH BRIMSTONE and Fire from the Lord out of HeaVEN.

25 And he overthrew those Cities, and all the Plain, and all the inhabitants of the Cities, and that which grew upon the Ground.

26 But his WIFE LOOKED BACK from behind him, and the became a Pillar of Salt.

27 And Abraham gat up early in the Morning, to the Place where he stood before the LORD.

28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the Land of the Plain, and beheld, and lo, the Smoke of the Countrey went up as the Smoke of a FurNACE.

29 And it came to pass when GOD DESTROYED the Cities of the PLAIN, that God REMEMBRED Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the Overthrow, when He overthrew the Cities, in which Lot dwelt,

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CHA P. XX.

i Abraham sojourneth at Gerar; 2 denieth his Wife, and loseth

her. 3 Abimelech is reproved for her in a Dream : 9 He rebuketh Abraham, 14 restoreth Sarah, 16 and reproveth her : 17 He is healed by Abraham's Prayer.

CH A P. XXI.

1 Isaac is born. 9 Hagar and Ishmael are cast forth. 22 Abi

melech's Covenant with Ahraham.

Ver. 1

ND the LORD vifted Sarah as he had said, and

the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken. 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a Son in his OLD Age, at the set Time of which God had spoken to him.

3 And Abraham called the Name of his Son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, ISAAC.

4 And Abraham circumcised Ifaac, being eight Days old, as God had commanded him.

5 And Abraham was an HUNDRED Years old, when his Son Isaac was born unto him.

6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hcar will laugh with me.

7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah Thould have given Children Suck? for I have börn him a Son in his old AGE.

8 And the Child grew, and was weaned : and Abraham made a great Feast the same Day that Ifaac was weaned.

99 And Sarah saw the Son 9 Gal. iv. 28 Now we, Brethren, of Hagar the Egyptian, which as Isaac was, are the Children of she had born unto ABRAHAM,

PROMISE

29 But as then he that was born MOCKING.

after the FLESH PERSECUTED him that 10 Wherefore she faid un- was born after the SPIRIT, even to it

is now to Abraham, Cast out this

30 Nevertheless, what faith the Bond-WOMAN, and her Son: SCRIPTURE? Cast out the Bond wofor the Son of this Bond- MAN, and her Son : for the Son of WOMAN shall not be Heir with the son of the Free-woMAN.

the Bond-WOMAN Mall not be HEIR with my Son, even with I 31 So then, Brethren, we are not SAAC.

Children of the BOND WOMAN, but of the FHEE.

11 And the Thing was very grievous in Abraham's Sight, because of his Son.

12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy Sight, because of the Lad, and because of thy Bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her Voice : for in Isaac shall thy Seed be CALLED.

13 And also of the Son of the Bond-woman will I make a Nation, because he is thy SEED.

14 And Abraham rose up early in the Morning, and took Bread, and a Bottle of Water, and gave it unto Hagar (putting it on her Shoulder) and the Child, and sent her away : and she departed, and wandred in the Wilderness of Beerfheba.

15 And the Water was spent in the Bottle, and she cast the Child under one of the Shrubs.

16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a Bow-shot: for she said, Let me not see the Death of the Child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her Voice, and wept.

17 And God heard the Voice of the Lad: And the AnGEL of God called to Hagar out of Heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for GOD hath heard the Voice of the Lad where he is.

18 Arise, lift up the Lad, and hold him in thine Hand : for I will make him a great Nation.

19 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.

20 And God was with the Lad, and he grew, and dwelt in the Wilderness, and became an Archer.

21 And he dwelt in the Wilderness of Paran : and his Mother took him a Wife out of the Land of Egypt.

CH A P. XXII.

Abraham offering Ifaac, 11 is sayed by an Angel : 15 He is blessed again. 20 The Generation of Nahor to Rebekah.

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Ver. 1 ND : it came to

I Heb. xi. 17 By Faith ABRAHAM

when he was TRIED, offered up Is AAC: pass after these

and he that had received the ProThings, that God TEMPT

MISES, OFFERED up his only begotics Abraham, and said unto him, Son,

G2 Abraham,

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