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;
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.
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.
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:
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.
6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door
7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
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.
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.
10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the
house to them, and shut to the door.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 city.
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.
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
18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my LORD:
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:
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 hast spoken.
22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till
thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called
23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon 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
26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she 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 country
went up as the smoke of a furnace.
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 Lot dwelt.
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.
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:
32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie
with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
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.
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.
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.
36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
37 And the first born bare a son, and called his name Moab:
the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.
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
1 And Abraham journeyed from
thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh
and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and
Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
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.
4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, LORD, wilt
thou slay also a righteous nation?
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.
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 touch
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.
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.
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.
10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou
hast done this thing?
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.
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
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.
14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and
womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him
Sarah his wife.
15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell
where it pleaseth thee.
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.
17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and
his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.
18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house
of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.
1 And the LORD visited 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 his son Isaac 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
hear will laugh with me.
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.
8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great
feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.
9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had
born unto Abraham, mocking.
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.
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 bondwoman 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 wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
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
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.
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:
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.
24 And Abraham said, I will swear.
25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water,
which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
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.
27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech;
and both of them made a covenant.
28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe
lambs which thou hast set by themselves?
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
31 Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they
sware both of them.
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.
33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there
on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.
34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.