17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and
nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty
God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
17:2 And I will make my covenant between me
and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
17:3 And Abram fell on his face: and God
talked with him, saying,
17:4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with
thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
17:5 Neither shall thy name any more be
called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many
nations have I made thee.
17:6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful,
and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
17:7 And I will establish my covenant between
me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an
everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
17:8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy
seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of
Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
17:9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt
keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their
17:10 This is my covenant, which ye shall
keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among
you shall be circumcised.
17:11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of
your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and
17:12 And he that is eight days old shall be
circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is
born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of
17:13 He that is born in thy house, and he
that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my
covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
17:14 And the uncircumcised man child whose
flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off
from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
17:15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai
thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name
17:16 And I will bless her, and give thee a
son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of
nations; kings of people shall be of her.
17:17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and
laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is
an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?
17:18 And Abraham said unto God, O that
Ishmael might live before thee!
17:19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear
thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will
establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his
seed after him.
17:20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee:
Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will
multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make
him a great nation.
17:21 But my covenant will I establish with
Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next
17:22 And he left off talking with him, and
God went up from Abraham.
17:23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and
all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his
money, every male among the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the
flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.
17:24 And Abraham was ninety years old and
nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
17:25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years
old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
17:26 In the selfsame day was Abraham
circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
17:27 And all the men of his house, born in
the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with
18:1 And the LORD appeared unto him in the
plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
18:2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and,
lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them
from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
18:3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found
favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
18:4 Let a little water, I pray you, be
fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:
18:5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and
comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are
ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.
18:6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto
Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead
it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
18:7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and
fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he
hasted to dress it.
18:8 And he took butter, and milk, and the
calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them
under the tree, and they did eat.
18:9 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah
thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
18:10 And he said, I will certainly return
unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall
have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.
18:11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well
stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of
18:12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself,
saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old
18:13 And the LORD said unto Abraham,
Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child,
which am old?
18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At
the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of
life, and Sarah shall have a son.
18:15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed
not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
18:16 And the men rose up from thence, and
looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the
18:17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from
Abraham that thing which I do;
18:18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become
a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be
blessed in him?
18:19 For I know him, that he will command
his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of
the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon
Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
18:20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of
Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
18:21 I will go down now, and see whether
they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto
me; and if not, I will know.
18:22 And the men turned their faces from
thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
18:23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt
thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
18:24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous
within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the
fifty righteous that are therein?
18:25 That be far from thee to do after this
manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous
should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of
all the earth do right?
18:26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom
fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for
18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold
now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and
18:28 Peradventure there shall lack five of
the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five?
And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
18:29 And he spake unto him yet again, and
said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will
not do it for forty's sake.
18:30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the LORD
be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be
found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
18:31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken
upon me to speak unto the LORD: Peradventure there shall be twenty found
there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.
18:32 And he said, Oh let not the LORD be
angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be
found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
18:33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as
he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.
19:1 And there came two angels to Sodom at
even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to
meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
19:2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn
in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash
your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they
said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
19:3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and
they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a
feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
19:4 But before they lay down, the men of the
city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and
young, all the people from every quarter:
19:5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto
him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out
unto us, that we may know them.
19:6 And Lot went out at the door unto them,
and shut the door after him,
19:7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not
19:8 Behold now, I have two daughters which
have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do
ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for
therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
19:9 And they said, Stand back. And they said
again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge:
now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore
upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
19:10 But the men put forth their hand, and
pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.
19:11 And they smote the men that were at the
door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they
wearied themselves to find the door.
19:12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou
here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and
whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:
19:13 For we will destroy this place, because
the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD
hath sent us to destroy it.
19:14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his
sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of
this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one
that mocked unto his sons in law.
19:15 And when the morning arose, then the
angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two
daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the
19:16 And while he lingered, the men laid
hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of
his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought
him forth, and set him without the city.
19:17 And it came to pass, when they had
brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not
behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain,
lest thou be consumed.
19:18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:
19:19 Behold now, thy servant hath found
grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast
shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain,
lest some evil take me, and I die:
19:20 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.
19:21 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 hast spoken.
19:22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I
cannot do anything till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the
city was called Zoar.
19:23 The sun was risen upon the earth when
Lot entered into Zoar.
19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and
upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
19:25 And he overthrew those cities, and all
the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew
upon the ground.
19:26 But his wife looked back from behind
him, and she became a pillar of salt.
19:27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning
to the place where he stood before the LORD:
19:28 And he looked toward Sodom and
Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the
smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
19:29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed
the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out
of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which
19:30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt
in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell
in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.
19:31 And the firstborn said unto the
younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come
in unto us after the manner of all the earth:
19:32 Come, let us make our father drink
wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
19:33 And they made their father drink wine
that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he
perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
19:34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that
the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my
father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and
lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
19:35 And they made their father drink wine
that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he
perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
19:36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot
with child by their father.
19:37 And the first born bare a son, and
called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this
19:38 And the younger, she also bare a son,
and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of
Ammon unto this day.
20:1 And Abraham journeyed from thence toward
the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in
20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She
is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by
night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman
which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.
20:4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and
he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?
20:5 Said he not unto 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.
20:6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I
know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also
withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to
20:7 Now therefore restore the man his wife;
for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live:
and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou,
and all that are thine.
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.
20:9 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.
20:10 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.
20:13 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.
20:14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and
menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored
him Sarah his wife.
20:15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is
before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.
20:16 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:
thus she was reproved.
20:17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God
healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare
20:18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the
wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.
21:1 And the LORD visited Sarah as he had
said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
21:2 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 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac
being eight days old, as God had commanded him.
21:5 And Abraham was an hundred years old,
when his son Isaac was born unto him.
21:6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to
laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.
21:7 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.
21:8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and
Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.
21:9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the
Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.
21:10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast
out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not
be heir with my son, even with Isaac.
21:11 And the thing was very grievous in
Abraham's sight because of his son.
21:12 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.
21:13 And also of the son of the bondwoman
will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.
21:14 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 wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
21:15 And the water was spent in the bottle,
and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
21:16 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.
21:17 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.
21:18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in
thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.
21:19 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.
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 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 thee in all that thou doest:
21:23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God
that thou wilt 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 thee,
thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.
21:24 And Abraham said, I will swear.
21:25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because
of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
21:26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath
done this thing; neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it,
but to day.
21:27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and
gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.
21:28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the
flock by themselves.
21:29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What
mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?
21:30 And he said, For these seven ewe lambs
shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I
have digged this well.
21:31 Wherefore he called that place
Beersheba; because there they sware both of them.
21:32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba:
then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and
they returned into the land of the Philistines.
21:33 And Abraham planted a grove in
Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting
21:34 And Abraham sojourned in the
Philistines' land many days.
22:1 And it came to pass after these things,
that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said,
Behold, here I am.
22:2 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.
22:3 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.
22:4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up
his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
22:5 And Abraham said unto his young men,
Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and
worship, and come again to you.
22:6 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.
22:7 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?
22:8 And Abraham said, My son, God will
provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them
22:9 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.
22:10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand,
and took the knife to slay his son.
22:11 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
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 And the angel of the LORD called unto
Abraham out of heaven the second time,
22:16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith
the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld
thy son, thine only son:
22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and
in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and
as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the
gate of his enemies;
22:18 And in thy seed shall all the nations
of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
22:19 So Abraham returned unto his young men,
and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at
22:20 And it came to pass after these things,
that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born
children unto thy brother Nahor;
22:21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother,
and Kemuel the father of Aram,
22:22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and
Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
22:23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight
Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
22:24 And his concubine, whose name was
Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
23:1 And Sarah was an hundred and seven and
twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.
23:2 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 And Abraham stood up from before his
dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,
23:4 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.
23:5 And the children of Heth answered
Abraham, saying unto him,
23:6 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
23:7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself
to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
23:8 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,
23:9 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.
23:10 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,
23:11 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.
23:12 And Abraham bowed down himself before
the people of the land.
23:13 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.
23:14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying
23:15 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.
23:16 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
23:17 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
23:18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the
presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of
23:19 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.
23:20 And the field, and the cave that is
therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace
by the sons of Heth.
24:1 And Abraham was old, and well stricken
in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.
24:2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant
of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy
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:
24:4 But thou shalt 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 thou camest?
24:6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou
that thou bring not my son thither again.
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 again.
24:9 And the servant put his hand under the
thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
24:10 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
24:11 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.
24:12 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.
24:13 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
24:15 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
24:16 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.
24:17 And the servant ran to meet her, and
said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
24:18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she
hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
24:19 And when she had done giving him drink,
she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done
24:20 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.
24:21 And the man wondering at her held his
peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
24:22 And it came to pass, as the camels had
done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel
weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;
24:23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell
me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?
24:24 And she said unto him, I am the
daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.
24:25 She said moreover unto him, We have
both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.
24:26 And the man bowed down his head, and
worshipped the LORD.
24:27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of
my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy
and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my
24:28 And the damsel ran, and told them of
her mother's house these things.
24:29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name
was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.
24:30 And it came to pass, when he saw the
earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the
words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he
came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.
24:31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the
house, and room for the camels.
24:32 And the man came into the house: and he
ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and
water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.
24:33 And there was set meat before him to
eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he
said, Speak on.
24:34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant.
24:35 And the LORD hath blessed my master
greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and
herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and
camels, and asses.
24:36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son
to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he
24:37 And my master made me swear, saying,
Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites,
in whose land I dwell:
24:38 But thou shalt go unto my father's
house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.
24:39 And I said unto my master, Peradventure
the woman will not follow me.
24:40 And he said unto me, The LORD, before
whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and
thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's
24:41 Then shalt thou be clear from this my
oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one,
thou shalt be clear from my oath.
24:42 And I came this day unto the well, and
said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way
which I go:
24:43 Behold, I stand by the well of water;
and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw
water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy
pitcher to drink;
24:44 And she say to me, Both drink thou, and
I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the LORD
hath appointed out for my master's son.
24:45 And before I had done speaking in mine
heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and
she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me
drink, I pray thee.
24:46 And she made haste, and let down her
pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels
drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.
24:47 And I asked her, and said, Whose
daughter art thou? And she said, the daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son,
whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the
bracelets upon her hands.
24:48 And I bowed down my head, and
worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham,
which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter
unto his son.
24:49 And now if ye will deal kindly and
truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to
the right hand, or to the left.
24:50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and
said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad
24:51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take
her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath
24:52 And it came to pass, that, when
Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing
himself to the earth.
24:53 And the servant brought forth jewels of
silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he
gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.
24:54 And they did eat and drink, he and the
men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the
morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.
24:55 And her brother and her mother said,
Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that
she shall go.
24:56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not,
seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my
24:57 And they said, We will call the damsel,
and enquire at her mouth.
24:58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto
her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.
24:59 And they sent away Rebekah their
sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.
24:60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto
her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions,
and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
24:61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and
they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took
Rebekah, and went his way.
24:62 And Isaac came from the way of the well
Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country.
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.
24:64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and
when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
24:65 For she had said unto the servant, What
man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had
said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.
24:66 And the servant told Isaac all things
that he had done.
24:67 And Isaac brought her into his mother
Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved
her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.
25:1 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her
name was Keturah.
25:2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan,
and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
25:3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And
the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
25:4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher,
and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of
25:5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto
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.
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
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 The field which Abraham purchased of
the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
25:11 And it came to pass after the death of
Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well
25:12 Now these are the generations of
Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare
25:13 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,
25:14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
25:15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and
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 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.
25:18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur,
that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the
presence of all his brethren.
25:19 And these are the generations of Isaac,
Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:
25:20 And Isaac was forty years old when he
took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram,
the sister to Laban the Syrian.
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 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.
25:23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations
are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy
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 And the first came out red, all over
like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
25:26 And after that came his brother out,
and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob:
and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
25:27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a
cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling
25:28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did
eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
25:29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came
from the field, and he was faint:
25:30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray
thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name
25:31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy
25:32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the
point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
25:33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day;
and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
25:34 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 his birthright.
26:1 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.
26:2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and
said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee
26:3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with
thee, and will bless thee; 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;
26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice,
and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
26:6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:
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 And it came to pass, when he had been
there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at
a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his
26:9 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.
26:10 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.
26:11 And Abimelech charged all his people,
saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to
26:12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and
received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.
26:13 And the man waxed great, and went
forward, and grew until he became very great:
26:14 For he had possession of flocks, and
possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines
26:15 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.
26:16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from
us; for thou art much mightier than we.
26:17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched
his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.
26:18 And Isaac digged again the wells of
water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the
Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called
their names after the names by which his father had called them.
26:19 And Isaac's servants digged in the
valley, and found there a well of springing water.
26:20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive
with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name
of the well Esek; because they strove with him.
26:21 And they digged another well, and
strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah.
26:22 And he removed from thence, and digged
another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it
Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we
shall be fruitful in the land.
26:23 And he went up from thence to
26:24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same
night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am
with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant
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.
26:26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar,
and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his
26:27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore
come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?
26:28 And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt
us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;
26:29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we
have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good,
and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD.
26:30 And he made them a feast, and they did
eat and drink.
26:31 And they rose up betimes in the
morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they
departed from him in peace.
26:32 And it came to pass the same day, that
Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had
digged, and said unto him, We have found water.
26:33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the
name of the city is Beersheba unto this day.
26:34 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:
26:35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac
and to Rebekah.
27:1 And it came to pass, that when Isaac was
old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his
eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold,
here am I.
27:2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I
know not the day of my death:
27:3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy
weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me
27:4 And make me savoury meat, such as I
love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee
before I die.
27:5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to
Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to
27:6 And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son,
saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,
27:7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury
meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death.
27:8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice
according to that which I command thee.
27:9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from
thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for
thy father, such as he loveth:
27:10 And thou shalt bring it to thy father,
that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death.
27:11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother,
Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:
27:12 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 blessing.
27:13 And his mother said unto him, Upon me
be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.
27:14 And he went, and fetched, and brought
them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father
27:15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her
eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon
Jacob her younger son:
27:16 And she put the skins of the kids of
the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:
27:17 And she gave the savoury meat and the
bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
27:18 And he came unto his father, and said,
My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?
27:19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am
Esau thy first born; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I
pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.
27:20 And Isaac 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.
27:21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I
pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son
Esau or not.
27:22 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 Esau.
27:23 And he discerned him not, because his
hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.
27:24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau?
And he said, I am.
27:25 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
27:26 And his father Isaac said unto him,
Come near now, and kiss me, my son.
27:27 And he came near, and kissed him: and
he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the
smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:
27:28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of
heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
27:29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow
down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow
down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he
that blesseth thee.
27:30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac
had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out
from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in
from his hunting.
27:31 And he also had made savoury meat, and
brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father
arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.
27:32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who
art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
27:33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly,
and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me,
and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea,
and he shall be blessed.
27:34 And when Esau heard the words of his
father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto
his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
27:35 And he said, Thy brother came with
subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.
27:36 And he said, Is not he rightly named
Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my
birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he
said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?
27:37 And Isaac answered and said unto Esau,
Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to
him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what
shall I do now unto thee, my son?
27:38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast
thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father.
And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
27:39 And Isaac his father answered and said
unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of
the dew of heaven from above;
27:40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and
shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have
the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
27:41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the
blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart,
The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my
27:42 And these words of Esau her elder son
were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and
said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort
himself, purposing to kill thee.
27:43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice;
arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;
27:44 And tarry with him a few days, until
thy brother's fury turn away;
27:45 Until thy brother's anger turn away
from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will
send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you
both in one day?
27:46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary
of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the
daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land,
what good shall my life do me?
28:1 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him,
and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the
daughters of Canaan.
28:2 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of
Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the
daughers of Laban thy mother's brother.
28:3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make
thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of
28:4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham,
to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land
wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.
28:5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went
to Padanaram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of
Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
28:6 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed
Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence;
and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not
take a wife of the daughers of Canaan;
28:7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his
mother, and was gone to Padanaram;
28:8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of
Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;
28:9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took
unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's
son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
28:10 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and
went toward Haran.
28:11 And he lighted upon a certain place,
and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the
stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that
place to sleep.
28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set
up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the
angels of God ascending and descending on it.
28:13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it,
and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac:
the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
28:14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of
the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east,
and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall
all the families of the earth be blessed.
28:15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will
keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again
into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which
I have spoken to thee of.
28:16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and
he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.
28:17 And he was afraid, and said, How
dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and
this is the gate of heaven.
28:18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning,
and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a
pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
28:19 And he called the name of that place
Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
28:20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God
will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give
me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
28:21 So that I come again to my father's
house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:
28:22 And this stone, which I have set for a
pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will
surely give the tenth unto thee.