16:1And Sarai Abram's wife did not bear him children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant; and her name was Hagar.
16:2And Sarai said to Abram, Behold now, Jehovah has shut me up, that I do not bear. Go in, I pray thee, to my maidservant: it may be that I shall be built up by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
16:3And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar, the Egyptian, her maidservant, at the end of ten years that Abram had dwelt in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram, as his wife.
16:4And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was lightly esteemed in her eyes.
16:5And Sarai said to Abram, My wrong be on thee! I have given my maidservant into thy bosom; and now she sees that she has conceived, I am lightly esteemed in her eyes. Jehovah judge between me and thee!
16:6And Abram said to Sarai, Behold, thy maidservant is in thy hand: do to her what is good in thine eyes. And Sarai oppressed her; and she fled from her face.
16:7And the Angel of Jehovah found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.
16:8And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maidservant, whence comest thou? and whither art thou going? And she said, I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai.
16:9And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
16:10And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
16:11And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael, because Jehovah hath hearkened to thy affliction.
16:12And he will be a wild-ass of a man, his hand against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell before the face of all his brethren.
16:13And she called the name of Jehovah who spoke to her, Thou art the łGod who reveals himself, for she said, Also here have I seen after he has revealed himself.
16:14Therefore the well was named Beer-lahai-roi: behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
16:15And Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
16:16And Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.
17:1And Abram was ninety-nine years old, when Jehovah appeared to Abram, and said to him, I am the Almighty łGod: walk before my face, and be perfect.
17:2And I will set my covenant between me and thee, and will very greatly multiply thee.
17:3And Abram fell on his face; and God talked with him, saying,
17:4It is I: behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of a multitude of nations.
17:6And I will make thee exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
17:7And 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 to thee, and to thy seed after thee.
17:8And I give to thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land of thy sojourning, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be a God to them.
17:9And God said to Abraham, And as for thee, thou shalt keep my covenant, thou and thy seed after thee in their generations.
17:10This is my covenant which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee -- that every male among you be circumcised.
17:11And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and that shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you.
17:12And at eight days old shall every male in your generations be circumcised among you -- he who is born in the house, and he who is bought with money, any stranger who is not of thy seed.
17:13He who is born in thy house, and he who is bought with thy money, must be circumcised; and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
17:14And the uncircumcised male who hath not been circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from his peoples: he hath broken my covenant.
17:15And God said to Abraham, As to Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.
17:16And I will bless her, and I will give thee a son also of her; and I will bless her, and she shall become nations: kings of peoples shall be of her.
17:17And Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to him that is a hundred years old? and shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear?
17:18And Abraham said to God, Oh that Ishmael might live before thee!
17:19And God said, Sarah thy wife shall indeed bear thee a son; and thou shalt call his name Isaac; and I will establish my covenant with him, for an everlasting covenant for his seed after him.
17:20And for Ishmael I have heard thee: behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful, and will very greatly multiply him; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
17:21But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to thee at this appointed time in the next year.
17:22And he left off talking with him; and God went up from Abraham.
17:23And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all who were born in his house, and all who were bought with his money -- every male among the people of Abraham's house -- and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin on that same day, as God had said to him.
17:24And Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
17:25And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
17:26In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son;
17:27and all the men of his house, born in his house, or bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.
18:1And Jehovah appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre. And he sat at the tent-door in the heat of the day.
18:2And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, three men standing near him. And when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent-door, and bowed himself to the earth,
18:3and said, Lord, if now I have found favour in thine eyes, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant.
18:4Let now a little water be fetched, that ye may wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.
18:5And I will fetch a morsel of bread; and refresh yourselves; after that ye shall pass on; for therefore have ye passed on towards your servant. And they said, So do as thou hast said.
18:6And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, Knead quickly three seahs of wheaten flour, and make cakes.
18:7And Abraham ran to the herd, and took a calf tender and good, and gave it to the attendant; and he hasted to dress it.
18:8And he took thick and sweet milk, and the calf that he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood before them under the tree, and they ate.
18:9And they said to him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
18:10And he said, I will certainly return to thee at this time of the year, and behold, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah was listening at the tent-door, which was behind him.
18:11Now Abraham and Sarah were old and advanced in age: it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
18:12And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am become old, shall I have pleasure, and my lord old?
18:13And Jehovah said to Abraham, Why is this, that Sarah laughs, saying, Shall I indeed bear, when I am become old?
18:14Is any matter too wonderful for Jehovah? At the time appointed I will return to thee, at this time of the year, and Sarah shall have a son.
18:15And Sarah denied, saying, I did not laugh; for she was afraid. And he said, No; but thou didst laugh.
18:16And the men rose up thence, and looked toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to conduct them.
18:17And Jehovah said, Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing?
18:18Since Abraham shall indeed become a great and mighty nation; and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him.
18:19For I know him that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of Jehovah, to do righteousness and justice, in order that Jehovah may bring upon Abraham what he hath spoken of him.
18:20And Jehovah said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grievous,
18:21I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come to me; and if not, I will know it.
18:22And the men turned thence, and went towards Sodom; and Abraham remained yet standing before Jehovah.
18:23And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also cause the righteous to perish with the wicked?
18:24There are perhaps fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not forgive the place for the sake of the fifty righteous that are therein?
18:25Far be it from thee to do so, to slay the righteous with the wicked, that the righteous should be as the wicked -- far be it from thee! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?
18:26And Jehovah said, If I find at Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will forgive all the place for their sakes.
18:27And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have ventured to speak unto the Lord; I, who am dust and ashes.
18:28Perhaps there may want five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city on account of the five? And he said, If I shall find forty-five there, I will not destroy it.
18:29And he continued yet to speak with him, and said, Perhaps there may be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for the forty's sake.
18:30And he said, Oh, let not the Lord be angry that I speak! Perhaps there may be thirty found there. And he said, I will not do it if I find thirty there.
18:31And he said, Behold now, I have ventured to speak with the Lord. Perhaps there may be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for the twenty's sake.
18:32And he said, Oh, let not the Lord be angry, that I speak yet but this time! Perhaps there may be ten found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for the ten's sake.
18:33And Jehovah went away when he had ended speaking to Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place.
19:1And the two angels came to Sodom at even. And Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. And Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them; and he bowed down, the face toward the ground,
19:2and he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and lodge, and wash your feet; and ye shall rise up early, and go on your way. And they said, No; but we will pass the night in the open place.
19:3And he urged them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house. And he made them a repast, and baked unleavened cakes; and they ate.
19:4Before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, from the youngest to the oldest -- all the people from every quarter.
19:5And they called to Lot, and said to him, Where are the men that have come in to thee to-night? bring them out to us that we may know them.
19:6And Lot went out to them to the entrance, and shut the door after him,
19:7and said, I pray you, my brethren, do not wickedly!
19:8Behold now, I have two daughters who have not known a man: let me now bring them out to you; and do to them as is good in your sight: only, to these men do nothing; for therefore have they come under the shadow of my roof.
19:9And they said, Back there! And they said again, This one came to sojourn, and he must be a judge? Now we will deal worse with thee than with them. And they pressed hard on the man -- on Lot; and drew near to break the door.
19:10And the men stretched out their hand, and brought Lot into the house to them, and shut the door.
19:11And they smote the men that were at the entrance of the house with blindness, from the smallest to the greatest; and they wearied themselves to find the entrance.
19:12And the men said to Lot, Whom hast thou here besides? a son-in-law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and all whom thou hast in the city -- bring them out of the place.
19:13For we are going to destroy this place, because the cry of them is great before Jehovah, and Jehovah has sent us to destroy it.
19:14And Lot went out, and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, Up, go out of this place, for Jehovah will destroy the city. But he was as if he jested, in the sight of his sons-in-law.
19:16And as he lingered, the men laid hold on his hand, and on the hand of his wife, and on the hand of his two daughters, Jehovah being merciful to him; and they led him out, and set him without the city.
19:17And it came to pass when they had brought them outside, that he said, Escape for thy life: look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain: escape to the mountain, lest thou perish.
19:18And Lot said to them, Not so, I pray thee, Lord;
19:19behold now, thy servant has found favour in thine eyes, and thou hast magnified thy goodness, which thou hast shewn to me in preserving my soul alive; but I cannot escape to the mountain, lest calamity lay hold on me, that I die.
19:20Behold now, this city is near to flee to, and it is small: I pray thee, let me escape thither -- is it not small? -- and my soul shall live.
19:21And he said to him, Behold, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow the city of which thou hast spoken.
19:22Haste, escape thither; for I cannot do anything until thou art come there. Therefore the name of the city is called Zoar.
19:23The sun rose upon the earth when Lot came to Zoar.
19:24And Jehovah rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Jehovah out of heaven,
19:25and overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew upon the ground.
19:26And his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
19:27And Abraham rose early in the morning and went to the place where he had stood before Jehovah;
19:28and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and lo, a smoke went up from the land as the smoke of a furnace.
19:29And 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 which Lot dwelt.
19:30And Lot went up from 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.
19:31And the first-born said to the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the land to come in to us after the manner of all the earth:
19:32come, let us give our father wine to drink, and let us lie with him, that we may preserve seed alive of our father.
19:33And they gave their father wine to drink that night. And the first-born went in, and lay with her father, and he did not know of her lying down, nor of her rising.
19:34And it came to pass on the next day that the first-born said to the younger, Lo, I lay last night with my father: let us give him wine to drink to-night also, and go thou in, lie with him, that we may preserve seed alive of our father.
19:35And they gave their father wine to drink that night also. And the younger arose, and lay with him; and he did not know of her lying down, nor of her rising.
19:36And both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father.
19:37And the first-born bore a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites to this day.
19:38And the younger, she also bore a son, and called his name Ben-ammi; the same is the father of the children of Ammon to this day.