With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, Hurry! Take
your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept
away when the city is punished.
When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife
and of his t
Then God said, Take your son, your only son, whom you loveIsaac
and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a
mountain I will show you.
Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took
with him two of
When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an
altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid
him on the altar, on top of the wood.10 Then he reached out his hand and
took the knife to slay his son. 11 But
Again Abraham bowed down before the people of the land 13 and he said
to Ephron in their hearing, Listen to me, if you will. I will pay the price of
the field. Accept it from me so I can bury my dead there.
Ephron answered Abraham, 15 Listen to me,
possession of the cities of their enemies, 18 and through your offspring[b] all
nations on earth will be blessed,[c] because you have obeyed me.
Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set off together for
Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beers
Then Abraham rose from beside his dead wife and spoke to the
Hittites.[a] He said, 4 I am a foreigner and stranger among you. Sell me
some property for a burial site here so I can bury my dead.
The Hittites replied to Abraham, 6 Sir, listen to us. You
24 Abraham was now very old, and the LORD had blessed him in every
way. 2 He said to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of
all that he had, Put your hand under my thigh. 3 I want you to swear by
the LORD, the God of heaven and the God
Then the servant left, taking with him ten of his masters camels loaded
with all kinds of good things from his master. He set out for Aram
Naharaim[b] and made his way to the town of Nahor.11 He had the camels
kneel down near the well outside the town;
The servant hurried to meet her and said, Please give me a little water
from your jar.
Drink, my lord, she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and
gave him a drink.
After she had given him a drink, she said, Ill draw water for your
So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelek, and
the two men made a treaty. 28 Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the
flock, 29 and Abimelek asked Abraham, What is the meaning of these
seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themsel
has heard the boy crying as he lies there.18 Lift the boy up and take him by
the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.
Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and
filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.
who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you
can do what you like with them. But dont do anything to these men, for
they have come under the protection of my roof.
Get out of our way, they replied. This fellow came here as a
When the LORD had finished speaking with Abraham, he left, and
Abraham returned home.
Genesis 19 New International Version (NIV)
Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed
19 The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in
the gateway of the c
By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. 24 Then
the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrahfrom
the LORD out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the
entire plain, destroying all those living in the
20 Now Abraham moved on from there into the region of the Negev and
lived between Kadeshand Shur. For a while he stayed in Gerar, 2 and there
Abraham said of his wife Sarah, She is my sister. Then Abimelek king
of Gerar sent for Sarah and took her.
earth. 32 Lets get our father to drink wine and then sleep with him and
preserve our family line through our father.
That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter
went in and slept with him. He was not aware of it when she lay
kept all the women in Abimeleks household from conceiving because of
Abrahams wife Sarah.
Genesis 21 New International Version (NIV)
The Birth of Isaac
21 Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did
for Sarah what he had promised.
have I wronged you that you have brought such great guilt upon me and
my kingdom? You have done things to me that should never be
done. 10 And Abimelek asked Abraham, What was your reason for doing
Abraham replied, I said to myself, There is sure
Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking,10 and she said to Abraham,
Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that womans son will never
share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.
The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his
his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the LORD has led
me on the journey to the house of my masters relatives.
The young woman ran and told her mothers household about these
things. 29 Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, and he hurr
he has given him everything he owns. 37 And my master made me swear an
oath, and said, You must not get a wife for my son from the daughters of
the Canaanites, in whose land I live,38 but go to my fathers family and to
my own clan, and get a wife for my s
Before I finished praying in my heart, Rebekah came out, with her jar
on her shoulder. She went down to the spring and drew water, and I said to
her, Please give me a drink.
She quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder and said, Drink, and Ill
He went to his father and said, My father.
Yes, my son, he answered. Who is it?
Jacob said to his father, I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you
told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me
Esau said to his father, Do you have only one blessing, my father?
Bless me too, my father! Then Esau wept aloud.
His father Isaac answered him,
Your dwelling will be
away from the earths richness,
away from the dew of heaven above.
You will live
Jacob brought it to him and he ate; and he brought some wine and he
drank. 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, Come here, my son, and kiss
So he went to him and kissed him. When Isaac caught the smell of his
clothes, he blessed him and said,
her son Jacob, Look, I overheard your father say to your brother
Esau, 7 Bring me some game and prepare me some tasty food to eat, so
that I may give you my blessing in the presence of the LORD before I
die. 8 Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I t
tasty food and brought it to his father. Then he said to him, My father,
please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your
His father Isaac asked him, Who are you?
I am your son, he answered, your firstborn, Esau.
and forgets what you did to him, Ill send word for you to come back from
there. Why should I lose both of you in one day?
Then Rebekah said to Isaac, Im disgusted with living because of these
Hittite women. If Jacob takes a wife from among the women of
commanded him, Do not marry a Canaanite woman, 7 and that Jacob had
obeyed his father and mother and had gone to Paddan Aram.8 Esau then
realized how displeasing the Canaanite women were to his father
Isaac; 9 so he went to Ishmael and married Mahalath, t
Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman and their fellow Levites, Shallum
being stationed at the Kings Gate on the east, up to the
present time. These were the gatekeepers belonging to the camp of
Shallum son of Kore, the son of Ebia