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12 My Father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a Deceiver ; and I shall bring a Curse upon me, and not a Blefling.

13 And his Mother faid unto him, Upon me be thy Curse, my Son : only obey my Voice, and fetch me them.

14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them unto his Mother : and his Mother made savoury Meat, such as his Father loved.

15 And Rebekah took goodly Raiment of her eldest Son Erau, which were with her in the House, and put them upon Jacob her youngest Son.

16 And she put the Skins of the Kids of the Goats upon his Hands, and upon the Smooth of his Neck.

17 And she gave the favoury Meat, and the Bread which she had prepared, into the Hand of her Son Jacob.

18 And he came unto his father, and said, My Father: And he said, Here am I, who art thou, my Son?

19 And Jacob said unto his Father, I am Efau thy Firstborn ; I have done according as thou badeft me : arise, I pray thee, fit and eat of my Venison, that thy Soul may bless me.

20 And Ifaac said unto his Son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my Son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me.

21 And Ifaac faid unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thec, my Son, whether thou be my very Son Esau or not.

22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his Father, and he felt him; and said, The Voice is Jacob's Voice, but the Hands are the Hands of Efau.

23 And he discerned him not, because his Hands were hairy, as his Brother Esau’s Hands : so he blefled him.

24 And he said, Art thou my very Son Esau ? And he said, I am.

25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my Son's Venison, that my Soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat : and he brought him Wine, and he drank.

26 And his Father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my Son.

27 And he came near, and kised him : and he smelled the Smell of his Raiment, and blessed him, and said, See,

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CH A 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 refloreth Sarah, 16 and reproveth her : 17 He is healed by Abraham's Prayer.

CHA P. XXI. i Isaac is born. 9 Hagar and Ishmael are cast forth. 22 Abi

melech's Covenant with Abraham.

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Ver. I ND the Lord visted 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 10 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 Ifaac was born unto him.

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

7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah hould 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 fame 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 Me fuid un- was born after the SPIRIT, even to ic

is now. to Abraham, Cast out this

30 Nevertheless, what saith 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 shall 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 FREE,

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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 uns to her Voice : for in Isaac Tall 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-fhot: for the faid, 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, it is payed by an Angel : 15 He is blessed again. 20 The Generation of Nahor to Rebekah.

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ND : it came to

1 Heb. xi. 17 By FAITH ABRAHAM

when he was TRIED, offered up Isaac: pass after there

and he that had received the ProThings, that God did TEMPT MISES, OFFERED up his only begotten Abraham, and laid unto him, Son,

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Abraham,

Abraham. And he said, Be 18 Of whom it was said, That in hold, here am I.

Isaac Mall thy Seed be called.

19 Accounting that God was able 2 And he said, Take now TO RAISE him up even from the DEAD; thy Son, thine only Son I- from whence allo he RECEIVED him

in a FIGURE. saac, whom thou LOVEST,

James ii. 21 Was not ABRAHAM and get thee into the Land of our Father JUSTIFIED by Works, when Moriah ; and offer him there he had offered Isaac' his Son upon

the Altar? for a Burnt-offering upon one

22 Seeft thou how FAITH WROUGHT of the Mountains which I will with his Works, and by Works was tell thee of.

Faith made PERFECT?

23 And the Scripture was fulfilled 3 And Abraham rose up which faith, ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD; early in the Morning, and and it was imPUTED unto him for saddled his Als, and took RIGHTEOUSNESS : and he was called

the FRIEND of God. two of his young Men with him, and Isaac his Son; and clave the Wood for the Burntoffering, and rose up, and went unto the Place of which God had told him.

4 Then on the THIRD Day Abraham lift up his Eyes, and saw the Place afar off.

5 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.

6 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.

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his Father, and said, My Father : and he said, Here am I, my Son. And he faid, Behold, the Fire and the Wood: but where is the LAMB for a Burnt-offering ?

8 And Abraham faid, My Son, God will PROVIDE himself a LAMB for a Burnt-offering : so they went both of them together.

9 And they came to the place which God had told him of, and Abraham built an Altar there, and laid the Wood in Order ; and BOUND Isaac his Son, and laid him on the Altar upon the Wood.

10 And Abraham stretched forth his Hand, and took the KNIFE to slay his Son.

IL And the Angel of the LORD called unto him out of Heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. And he said, Hcrc am I.

12 And he said, Lay not thine Hand upon the Lad, neither do thou any thing unto him : for now I know that thou feareft God, seeing thou hast not witHHELD thy Son, thine only Son from me.

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.

14 And Abraham called the Name of that Place Jehovah-jireh : as it is said to this Day, in the Mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

15 And the ANGEL of the LORD called unto Abraham out of Heaven the second time, 16 s And said, By MYSELF

Heb. vi. 11 We desire that every have I sworn, faith

the LORD,

one of you do thew the same Dili

gence, to the full Assurance of HOPE because thou hast done this into the End : Thing, and hast not withheld 14 That ye be not SLOTH FUL, but

FOLLOWERS of them, who through thy Son, thine ONLY SON:

Faith and PATIENCE inherit the Pro17. That in BLESSING I MISES. will BLESS THEE, and in

13 For when God made PROMISE multiplying I will multiply by NO GREATER, he sware by Him.

to ABRAHAM, because he could swear thy Seed as the Stars of the self, Heaven, and as the Sand 14 Saying, Surely BLESSING I will which is upon the Sea-shore; multiply thee.

BLESS thee, and multiplying, I will and thy Seed shall possess the Is And so after he had PATIENTLY Gate of his Enemies.

endured, he obtained the PROMISE.

16 For Men verily 'swear by the 18 And in thy Seed shall

greater : and an Oath for Confir all the Nations of the Earth mation is to them and End of all

STRIFE. be BLESSED : because thou

17 Wherein GOD WILLING more ahaft OBEYED my Voice.

bundantly to lhew unto the Heirs of 19 So Abraham returned PROMISE the IMMUTABILITY of his unto his young Men, and COUNSEL, confirmed it by an OATH.

18 That by two IMMUTABLE Things they rose up, and went toge- in which it was imposible for God to ther to Beer-sheba, and A- LIE, we might have a stroNG CONSObraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

LATION, who have fled for Refuge to

lay hold upon the Hope set before us. 19 Which Hope we have as an ANCHOR of the Soul both sure and stedfalt, and which entreth into that within the Vail,

20 Whither the FORERUNNER is for us entred, even Jesus made an High PRIEST for ever after the Qrder of Melchisedek.

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