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THE HOLY BIBLE
TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN VULGATE
DILIGENTLY COMPARED WITH THE HEBREW, GREEK, AND
OTHER EDITIONS IN DIVERS LANGUAGES
DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSION
1609, 1582
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Contents
I Old Testament 1
1 Book of Genesis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2 Book of Exodus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
3 Book of Leviticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
4 Book of Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
5 Book of Deuteronomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
6 Book of Josue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
7 Book of Judges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
8 Book of Ruth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
9 First Book of Samuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
10 Second Book of Samuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
11 Third Book of Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
12 Fourth Book of Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
13 First Book of Paralipomenon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
14 Second Book of Paralipomenon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 516
15 First Book of Esdras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560
16 Book of Nehemias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 574
17 Book of Tobias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 593
18 Book of Judith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 606
19 Book of Esther . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623
20 Book of Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 639
21 Book of Psalms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 675
22 Book of Proverbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 761
23 Ecclesiastes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 791
24 Book of Wisdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 806
25 Ecclesiasticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 826
26 Prophecy of Isaias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 883
27 Prophecy of Jeremias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 947
28 Lamentations of Jeremias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1018
29 Prophecy of Baruch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1025
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30 Prophecy of Ezechiel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1035
31 Prophecy of Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1101
32 Prophecy of Osee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1128
33 Prophecy of Joel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1138
34 Prophecy of Amos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1142
35 Prophecy of Abdias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1150
36 Prophecy of Jonas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1152
37 Prophecy of Micheas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1155
38 Prophecy of Nahum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1161
39 Prophecy of Habacuc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1164
40 Prophecy of Sophonias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1167
41 Prophecy of Aggeus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1170
42 Prophecy of Zacharias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1173
43 Prophecy of Malachias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1184
44 First Book of Machabees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1188
45 Second Book of Machabees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1229
II New Testament 1258
46 The Holy Gospel Of Jesus Christ, According to St. Matthew . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1260
47 The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ, According to St. Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1302
48 The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ, According to St. Luke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1329
49 The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ, According to St. John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1374
50 The Acts of the Apostles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1408
51 The Epistle of St. Paul the Apostle to the Romans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1451
52 The First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1469
53 The Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1486
54 The Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1498
55 The Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1504
56 The Epistle of St. Paul to the Philippians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1510
57 The Epistle of St. Paul to the Colossians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1515
58 The First Epistle of St. Paul to the Thessalonians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1519
59 The Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Thessalonians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1523
60 The First Epistle of St. Paul to Timothy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1526
61 The Second Epistle of St. Paul to Timothy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1531
62 The Epistle of St. Paul to Titus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1535
63 The Epistle of St. Paul to Philemon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1538
64 The Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1540
65 The Catholic Epistle of St. James the Apostle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1553
66 The First Epistle of St. Peter the Apostle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1558
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67 The Second Epistle of St. Peter the Apostle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1563
68 The First Epistle of St. John the Apostle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1567
69 The Second Epistle of St. John the Apostle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1572
70 The Third Epistle of St. John the Apostle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1573
71 The Catholic Epistle of St. Jude the Apostle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1574
72 The Apocalypse of St. John the Apostle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1576
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Part I
Old Testament

Book of Genesis
Chapter 1
In the beginning God created heaven, and earth.
2 And the earth was void and empty, and
darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the
spirit of God moved over the waters.
3 And God said: Be light made. And light
was made.
4 And God saw the light that it was good; and
he divided the light from the darkness.
5 And he called the light Day, and the darkness Night; and there was evening and morning
one day.
6 And God said: Let there be a firmament
made amidst the waters: and let it divide the
waters from the waters.
7 And god made a firmament, and divided
the waters that were under the firmament, from
those that were above the firmament, and it was
so.
8 And God called the firmament, Heaven; and
the evening and morning were the second day.
9 God also said; Let the waters that are under
the heaven, be gathered together into one place:
and let the dry land appear. And it was so done.
10 And God called the dry land, Earth; and
the gathering together of the waters, he called
Seas. And God saw that it was good.
11 And he said: let the earth bring forth green
herb, and such as may seed, and the fruit tree
yielding fruit after its kind, which may have seed
in itself upon the earth. And it was so done.
12 And the earth brought forth the green
herb, and such as yieldeth seed according to its
kind, and the tree that beareth fruit, having seed
each one according to its kind. And God saw
that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the
third day.
14 And God said: Let there be lights made
in the firmament of heaven, to divide the day
and the night, and let them be for signs, and for
seasons, and for days and years:
15 To shine in the firmament of heaven, and
to give light upon the earth, and it was so done.
16 And God made two great lights: a greater
light to rule the day; and a lesser light to rule
the night: and The stars.
17 And he set them in the firmament of heaven
to shine upon the earth.
18 And to rule the day and the night, and to
divide the light and the darkness. And God saw
that it was good.
19 And the evening and morning were the
fourth day.
20 God also said: let the waters bring forth
the creeping creature having life, and the fowl
that may fly over the earth under the firmament
of heaven.
21 And God created the great whales, and
every living and moving creature, which the
waaters brought forth, according to their kinds,
and every winged fowl according to its kind. And
God saw that it was good.
4 Book of Genesis
22 And he blessed them, saying: Increase and
multiply, and fill the waters of the sea: and let
the birds be multiplied upon the earth.
23 And the evening and morning were the fifth
day.
24 And God said: Let the earth bring forth
the living creature in its kind, cattle and creeping
things, and beasts of the earth, according to their
kinds. And it was so done.
25 And God made the beasts of the earth
according to their kinds, and cattle, and every
thing that creepeth on the earth after its kind.
And God saw that it was good.
26 And he said: Let us make man to our image
and likeness: and let him have dominion over the
fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the
beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping
creature that moveth upon the earth.
27 And God created man to his own image:
to the image of God he created him: male and
female he created them.
28 And God blessed them, saying: Increase
and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it,
and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls
of the air, and all living creatures that move
upon the earth.
29 And God said: Behold I have given you
every herb bearing seed upon the earth, and all
trees that have in themselves seed of their own
kind, to be your meat:
30 And to all beasts of the earth, and to every
fowl of the air, and to all that move upon the
earth, and wherein there is life, that they may
have to feed upon. And it was so done.
31 And God saw all the things that he had
made, and they were very good. And the evening
and morning were the sixth day.
Chapter 2
So the heavens and the earth were finished, and
all the furniture of them.
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work
which he had made: and he rested on the seventh
day from all his work which he had done.
3 And he blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because in it he had rested from all his
work which God created and made.
4 These are the generations of the heaven and
the earth, when they were created, in the day
that the Lord God made the heaven and the
earth:
5 And every plant of the field before it sprung
up in the earth, and every herb of the ground
before it grew: for the Lord God had not rained
upon the earth; and there was not a man to till
the earth.
6 But a spring rose out of the earth, watering
all the surface of the earth.
7 And the Lord God formed man of the slime
of the earth: and breathed into his face the
breath of life, and man became a living soul.
8 And the Lord God had planted a paradise of
pleasure from the beginning: wherein he placed
man whom he had formed.
9 And the Lord God brought forth of the
ground all manner of trees, fair to behold, and
pleasant to eat of: the tree of life also in the
midst of paradise: and the tree of knowledge of
good and evil.
10 And a river went out of the place of pleasure to water paradise, which from thence is divided into four heads.
11 The name of the one is Phison: that is it
which compasseth all the land of Hevilath, where
gold groweth.
12 And the gold of that land is very good:
there is found bdellium, and the onyx stone.
Book of Genesis 5
13 And the name of the second river is Gehon:
the same is it that compasseth all the land of
Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river is Tigris:
the same passeth along by the Assyrians. And
the fourth river is Euphrates.
15 And the Lord God took man, and put him
into the paradise of pleasure, to dress it, and to
keep it.
16 And he commanded him, saying: Of every
tree of paradise thou shalt eat:
17 But of the tree of knowledge of good and
evil, thou shalt not eat. For in what day soever
thou shalt eat of it, thou shalt die the death.
18 And the Lord God said: It is not good for
man to be alone: let us make him a help like
unto himself.
19 And the Lord God having formed out of
the ground all the beasts of the earth, and all
the fowls of the air, brought them to Adam to see
what he would call them: for whatsoever Adam
called any living creature the same is its name.
20 And Adam called all the beasts by their
names, and all the fowls of the air, and all the
cattle of the field: but for Adam there was not
found a helper like himself.
21 Then the Lord God cast a deep sleep upon
Adam: and when he was fast asleep, he took one
of his ribs, and filled up flesh for it.
22 And the Lord God built the rib which he
took from Adam into a woman: and brought her
to Adam.
23 And Adam said: This now is bone of my
bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called
woman, because she was taken out of man.
24 Wherefore a man shall leave father and
mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they
shall be two in one flesh.
25 And they were both naked: to wit, Adam
and his wife: and were not ashamed.
Chapter 3
Now the serpent was more subtle tha any of the
beasts of the earth which the Lord God had
made. And he said to the woman: Why hath
God commanded you, that you should not eat
of every tree of paradise?
2 And the woman answered him, saying: Of
the fruit of the trees that are in paradise we do
eat:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the
midst of paradise, God hath commanded us that
we should not eat; and that we should not touch
it, lest perhaps we die.
4 And the serpent said to the woman: No, you
shall not die the death.
5 For God doth know that in what day soever
you shall eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened:
and you shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And the woman saw that the tree was good
to eat, and fair to the eyes, and delightful to
behold: and she took of the fruit thereof, and
did eat, and gave to her husband, who did eat.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened:
and when they perceived themselves to be naked,
they sewed together fig leaves, and made themselves aprons.
8 And when they heard the voice of the Lord
God walking in paradise at the afternoon air,
Adam and his wife hid themselves from the face
of the Lord God, amidst the trees of paradise.
9 And the Lord God called Adam, and said to
him: Where art thou?
10 And he said: I heard thy voice in paradise;
and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid
myself.
11 And he said to him: And who hath told
thee that thou wast naked, but that thou hast
eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that
thou shouldst not eat?
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12 And Adam said: The woman, whom thou
gavest me to be my companion, gave me of the
tree, and I did eat.
13 And the Lord God said to the woman: Why
hast thou done this? And she answered: The
serpent deceived me, and I did eat.
14 And the Lord God said to the serpent: Because thou hast done this thing, thou art cursed
among all cattle, and beasts of the earth: upon
thy breast shalt thou go, and earth shalt thou
eat all the days of thy life.
15 I will put enmities between thee and the
woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall
cursh thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her
heel.
16 To the woman also he said: I will multiply thy sorrows, and thy conceptions: in sorrow
shalt thou bring forth children, and thou shalt
be under thy husband’s power, and he shall have
dominion over thee.
17 And to Adam he said: Because thou hast
hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten
of the tree, whereof I commanded thee, that thou
shouldst not eat, cursed is the earth in thy work:
with labour and toil shalt thou eat thereof all the
days of thy life.
18 Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to
thee, and thou shalt eat the herbs of the earth.
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread
till thou return to the earth out of which thou
wast taken: for dust thou art, and into dust thou
shalt return.
20 And Adam called the name of his wife Eve:
because she was the mother of all the living.
21 And the Lord God made for Adam and his
wife garments of skins, and clothed them.
22 And he said: Behold Adam is become as
one of us, knowing good and evil: now therefore
lest perhaps he put forth his hand and take also
of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever.
23 And the Lord God sent him out of the paradise of pleasure, to till the earth from which he
was taken.
24 And he cast out Adam: and placed before
the paradise of pleasure Cherubims, and a flaming sword, turning every way, to keep the way of
the tree of life.
Chapter 4
And Adam knew Eve his wife; who conceived
and brought forth Cain, saying: I have gotten a
man through God.
2 And again she brought forth his brother
Abel. And Abel was a shepherd, and Cain a
husbandman.
3 And it came to pass after many days, that
Cain offered, of the fruits of the earth, gifts to
the Lord.
4 Abel also offered of the firstlings of his flock,
and of their fat: and the Lord had respect to
Abel, and to his offerings.
5 But to Cain and his offerings he had no respect: and Cain was exceeding angry, and his
countenance fell.
6 And the Lord said to him: Why art thou
angry? and why is thy countenance fallen?
7 If thou do well, shalt thou not receive? but
if ill, shall not sin forthwith be present at the
door? but the lust thereof shall be under thee,
and thou shalt have dominion over it.
8 And Cain said to Abel his brother: Let us go
forth abroad. And when they were in the field,
Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and slew
him.
9 And the Lord said to Cain: Where is thy
brother Abel? And he answered: I know not:
am I my brother’s keeper?
10 And he said to him: What hast thou done?
Book of Genesis 7
the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth to me from
the earth.
11 Now therefore cursed shalt thou be upon
the earth, which hath opened her mouth and recieved the blood of thy brother at thy hand.
12 When thou shalt till it, it shall not yield
to thee its fruit: a fugitive and a vagabond shalt
thou be upon the earth.
13 And Cain said to the Lord: My iniquity is
greater than that I may deserve pardon.
14 Behold thou dost cast me out this day from
the face of the earth, and from thy face I shall be
hid, and I shall be a vagabond and a fugitive on
the earth: every one therefore that findeth me,
shall kill me.
15 And the Lord said to him: No, it shall
not so be: but whosoever shall kill Cain, shall
be punished sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark
upon Cain, that whosoever found him should not
kill him.
16 And Cain went out from the face of the
Lord, and dwelt as a fugitive on the earth at the
east side of Eden.
17 And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived,
and brought forth Henoch: and he built a city,
and called the name thereof by the name of his
son Henoch.
18 And Henoch begot Irad, and Irad begot Maviael, and Maviael begot Mathusael, and
Mathusael begot Lamech,
19 Who took two wives: the name of the one
was Ada, and the name of the other Sella.
20 And Ada brought forth Jabel: who was the
father of such as dwell in tents, and of herdsmen.
21 And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was
the father of them that play upon the harp and
the organs.
22 Sella also brought forth Tubalcain, who
was a hammerer and artificer in every work of
brass and iron. And the sister of Tubalcain was
Noema.
23 And Lamech said to his wives Ada and
Sella: Hear my voice, ye wives of Lamech, hearken to my speech: for I have slain a man to the
wounding of myself, and a stripling to my own
bruising.
24 Sevenfold vengeance shall be taken for
Cain: but for Lamech seventy times sevenfold.
25 Adam also knew his wife again: and she
brought forth a son, and called his name Seth,
saying: God hath given me another seed for
Abel, whom Cain slew.
26 But to Seth also was born a son, whom
he called Enos: this man began to call upon the
name of the Lord.
Chapter 5
This is the book of the generation of Adam. In
the day that God created man, he made him to
the likeness of God.
2 He created them male and female; and
blessed them: and called their name Adam, in
the day when they were created.
3 And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years,
and begot a son to his own image and likeness,
and called his name Seth.
4 And the days of Adam, after he begot Seth,
were eight hundred years: and he begot sons and
daughters.
5 And all the time that Adam lived, came to
nine hundred and thirty years, and he died.
6 Seth also lived a hundred and five years, and
begot Enos.
7 And Seth lived after he begot Enos, eight
hundred and seven years, and begot sons and
daughters.
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8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred
and twelve years, and he died.
9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begot
Cainan.
10 After whose birth he lived eight hundred
and fifteen years, and begot sons and daughters.
11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred
and five years, and he died.
12 And Cainan lived seventy years, and begot
Malaleel.
13 And Cainan lived after he begot Malaleel,
eight hundred and forty years, and begot sons
and daughters.
14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years, and he died.
15 And Malaleel lived sixty-five years and begot Jared.
16 And Malaleel lived after he begot Jared,
eight hundred and thirty years, and begot sons
and daughters.
17 And all the days of Malaleel were eight
hundred and ninety-five years, and he died.
18 And Jared lived a hundred and sixty-two
years, and begot Henoch.
19 And Jared lived after he begot Henoch,
eight hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years, and he died.
21 And Henoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Mathusala.
22 And Henoch walked with God: and lived
after he begot Mathusala, three hundred years,
and begot sons and daughters.
23 And all the days of Henoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.
24 And he walked with God, and was seen no
more: because God took him.
25 And Mathusala lived a hundred and eightyseven years, and begot Lamech.
26 And Mathlusala lived after he begot
Lamech, seven hundred and eighty-two years,
and begot sons and daughters.
27 And all the days of Mathusala were nine
hundred and sixty-nine years, and he died.
28 And Lamech lived a hundred and eightytwo years, and begot a son.
29 And he called his name Noe, saying:
This same shall comfort us from the works and
labours of our hands on the earth, which the
Lord hath cursed.
30 And Lamech lived after he begot Noe, five
hundred and ninety-five years, and begot sons
and daughters.
31 And all the days of Lamech came to seven
hundred and seventy-seven years, and he died.
And Noe, when he was five hundred years old,
begot Sem, Cham, and Japheth.
Chapter 6
And after that men began to be multiplied upon
the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 The sons of God seeing the daughters of
men, that they were fair, took to themselves
wives of all which they chose.
3 And God said: My spirit shall not remain
in man for ever, because he is flesh, and his days
shall be a hundred and twenty years.
4 Now giants were upon the earth in those
days. For after the sons of God went in to the
daughters of men, and they brought forth children, these are the mighty men of old, men of
renown.
5 And God seeing that the wickedness of men
was great on the earth, and that all the thought
of their heart was bent upon evil at all times,
6 It repented him that he had made man on
the earth. And being touched inwardly with sor-
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row of heart,
7 He said: I will destroy man, whom I have
created, from the face of the earth, from man
even to beasts, from the creeping thing even to
the fowls of the air, for it repenteth me that I
have made them.
8 But Noe found grace before the Lord.
9 These are the generations of Noe: Noe was
a just and perfect man in his generations, he
walked with God.
10 And he begot three sons, Sem, Cham, and
Japheth.
11 And the earth was corrupted before God,
and was filled with iniquity.
12 And when God had seen that the earth
was corrupted (for all flesh had corrupted its way
upon the earth),
13 He said to Noe: The end of all flesh is
come before me, the earth is filled with iniquity
through them, and I will destroy them with the
earth.
14 Make thee an ark of timber planks: thou
shalt make little rooms in the ark, and thou shalt
pitch it within and without.
15 And thus shalt thou make it. The length
of the ark shall be three hundred cubits: the
breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it
thirty cubits.
16 Thou shalt make a window in the ark, and
in a cubit shalt thou finish the top of it: and the
door of the ark thou shalt set in the side: with
lower, middle chambers, and third stories shalt
thou make it.
17 Behold, I will bring the waters of a great
flood upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein
is the breath of life under heaven. All things that
are in the earth shall be consumed.
18 And I will establish my covenant with thee,
and thou shalt enter into the ark, thou and thy
sons, and thy wife, and the wives of thy sons
with thee.
19 And of every living creature of all flesh,
thou shalt bring two of a sort into the ark, that
they may live with thee: of the male sex, and
the female.
20 Of fowls according to their kind, and of
beasts in their kind, and of every thing that
creepeth on the earth according to its kind: two
of every sort shall go in with thee, that they may
live.
21 Thou shalt take unto thee of all food that
may be eaten, and thou shalt lay it up with thee:
and it shall be food for thee and them.
22 And Noe did all things which God commanded him.
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And the Lord said to him: Go in, thou and all
thy house, into the ark: for thee I have seen just
before me in this generation.
2 Of all clean beasts take seven and seven, the
male and the female.
3 But of the beasts that are unclean two and
two, the male and the female. Of the fowls also
of the air seven and seven, the male and the female: that seed may be saved upon the face of
the whole earth.
4 For yet a while, and after seven days, I will
rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights:
and I will destroy every substance that I have
made, from the face of the earth.
5 And Noe did all things which the Lord had
commanded him.
6 And he was six hundred years old, when the
waters of the flood overflowed the earth.
7 And Noe went in and his sons, his wife and
the wives of his sons with him into the ark, be-
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cause of the waters of the flood.
8 And of beasts clean and unclean, and of
fowls, and of every thing that moveth upon the
earth,
9 Two and two went in to Noe into the ark,
male and female, as the Lord had commanded
Noe.
10 And after the seven days were passed, the
waters of the flood overflowed the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of the life of Noe,
in the second month, in the seventeenth day of
the month, all the fountains of the great deep
were broken up, and the floodgates of heaven
were opened:
12 And the rain fell upon the earth forty days
and forty nights.
13 In the selfsame day Noe, and Sem, and
Cham, and Japheth, his sons: his wife, and the
three wives of his sons with them, went into the
ark.
14 They and every beast according to its kind,
and all the cattle in their kind, and every thing
that moveth upon the earth, according to its
kind, and every fowl according to its kind, all
birds, and all that fly,
15 Went in to Noe into the ark, two and two
of all flesh, wherein was the breath of life.
16 And they that went in, went in male and
female of all flesh, as God had commanded him:
and the Lord shut him in on the outside.
17 And the flood was forty days upon the
earth: and the waters increased, and lifted up
the ark on high from the earth.
18 For they overflowed exceedingly: and filled
all on the face of the earth: and the ark was
carried upon the waters.
19 And the waters prevailed beyond measure
upon the earth: and all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered.
20 The water was fifteen cubits higher than
the mountains which it covered.
21 And all flesh was destroyed that moved
upon the earth, both of fowl and of cattle, and
of beasts, and of all creeping things that creep
upon the earth: and all men.
22 And all things wherein there is the breath
of life on the earth, died.
23 And he destroyed all the substance that
was upon the earth, from man even to beast,
and the creeping things and fowls of the air: and
they were destroyed from the earth: and Noe
only remained, and they that were with him in
the ark.
24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth a
hundred and fifty days.
Chapter 8
And God remembered Noe, and all the living
creatures, and all the cattle which were with him
in the ark, and brought a wind upon the earth,
and the waters were abated:
2 The fountains also of the deep, and the
floodgates of heaven, were shut up, and the rain
from heaven was restrained.
3 And the waters returned from off the earth
going and coming: and they began to be abated
after a hundred and fifty days.
4 And the ark rested in the seventh month,
the seven and twentieth day of the month, upon
the mountains of Armenia.
5 And the waters were going and decreasing
until the tenth month: for in the tenth month,
the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains appeared.
6 And after that forty days were passed, Noe
opening the window of the ark, which he had
made, sent forth a raven:
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7 Which went forth and did not return, till the
waters were dried up upon the earth.
8 He sent forth also a dove after him, to see if
the waters had now ceased upon the face of the
earth.
9 But she not finding where her foot might
rest, returned to him into the ark: for the waters
were upon the whole earth: and he put forth his
hand, and caught her, and brought her into the
ark.
10 And having waited yet seven other days,
he again sent forth the dove out of the ark.
11 And she came to him in the evening carrying a bough of an olive tree, with green leaves, in
her mouth. Noe therefore understood that the
waters were ceased upon the earth.
12 And he stayed yet other seven days: and
he sent forth the dove, which returned not any
more unto him.
13 Therefore in the six hundredth and first
year, the first month, the first day of the month,
the waters were lessened upon the earth, and
Noe opening the covering of the ark, looked, and
saw that the face of the earth was dried.
14 In the second month, the seven and twentieth day of the month, the earth was dried.
15 And God spoke to Noe, saying:
16 Go out of the ark, thou and thy wife, thy
sons and the wives of thy sons with thee.
17 All living things that are with thee of all
flesh, as well in fowls as in beasts, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, bring out
with thee, and go ye upon the earth: increase
and multiply upon it.
18 So Noe went out, he and his sons: his wife,
and the wives of his sons with him.
19 And all living things, and cattle, and creeping things that creep upon the earth, according
to their kinds went out of the ark.
20 And Noe built an altar unto the Lord: and
taking of all cattle and fowls that were clean,
offered holocausts upon the altar.
21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour, and
said: I will no more curse the earth for the sake of
man: for the imagination and thought of man’s
heart are prone to evil from his youth: therefore
I will no more destroy every living soul as I have
done.
22 All the days of the earth, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, night
and day, shall not cease.
Chapter 9
And God blessed Noe and his sons. And he
said to them: Increase, and multiply, and fill the
earth.
2 And let the fear and dread of you be upon
all the beasts of the earth, and upon all the fowls
of the air, and all that move upon the earth: all
the fishes of the sea are delivered into your hand.
3 And every thing that moveth, and liveth
shall be meat for you: even as the green herbs
have I delivered them all to you:
4 Saving that flesh with blood you shall not
eat.
5 For I will require the blood of your lives at
the hand of every beast, and at the hand of man,
at the hand of every man, and of his brother, will
I require the life of man.
6 Whosoever shall shed man’s blood, his blood
shall be shed: for man was made to the image of
God.
7 But increase you and multiply, and go upon
the earth and fill it.
8 Thus also said God to Noe, and to his sons
with him:
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9 Behold I will establish my covenant with
you, and with your seed after you:
10 And with every living soul that is with you,
as well in all birds, as in cattle and beasts of the
earth, that are come forth out of the ark, and in
all the beasts of the earth.
11 I will establish my covenant with you, and
all flesh shall be no more destroyed with the waters of a flood, neither shall there be from henceforth a flood to waste the earth.
12 And God said: This is the sign of the
covenant which I give between me and you, and
to every living soul that is with you, for perpetual generations.
13 I will set my bow in the clouds, and it shall
be the sign of a covenant between me and between the earth.
14 And when I shall cover the sky with clouds,
my bow shall appear in the clouds:
15 And I will remember my covenant with
you, and with every living soul that beareth
flesh: and there shall no more be waters of a
flood to destroy all flesh.
16 And the bow shall be in the clouds, and I
shall see it, and shall remember the everlasting
covenant, that was made between God and every
living soul of all flesh which is upon the earth.
17 And God said to Noe: This shall be the
sign of the covenant, which I have established,
between me and all flesh upon the earth.
18 And the sons of Noe, who came out of the
ark, were Sem, Cham, and Japheth: and Cham
is the father of Chanaan.
19 These three are the sons of Noe: and from
these was all mankind spread over the whole
earth.
20 And Noe a husbandman began to till the
ground, and planted a vineyard.
21 And drinking of the wine was made drunk,
and was uncovered in his tent.
22 Which when Cham the father of Chanaan
had seen, to wit, that his father’s nakedness was
uncovered, he told it to his two brethren without.
23 But Sem and Japheth put a cloak upon
their shoulders, and going backward, covered the
nakedness of their father: and their faces were
turned away, and they saw not their father’s
nakedness.
24 And Noe awaking from the wine, when he
had learned what his younger son had done to
him,
25 He said: Cursed be Chanaan, a servant of
servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26 And he said: Blessed be the Lord God of
Sem, be Chanaan his servant.
27 May God enlarge Japheth, and may he
dwell in the tents of Sem, and Chanaan be his
servant.
28 And Noe lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.
29 And all his days were in the whole nine
hundred and fifty years: and he died.
Chapter 10
These are the generations of the sons of Noe:
Sem, Cham, and Japheth: and unto them sons
were born after the flood.
2 The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog,
and Madai, and Javan, and Thubal, and Mosoch,
and Thiras.
3 And the sons of Gomer: Ascenez and
Riphath and Thogorma.
4 And the sons of Javan: Elisa and Tharsis,
Cetthim and Dodanim.
5 By these were divided the islands of the Gentiles in their lands, every one according to his
tongue and their families in their nations.
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6 And the Sons of Cham: Chus, and Mesram,
and Phuth, and Chanaan.
7 And the sons of Chus: Saba, and Hevila,
and Sabatha, and Regma, and Sabatacha. The
sons of Regma: Saba, and Dadan.
8 Now Chus begot Nemrod: he began to be
mighty on the earth.
9 And he was a stout hunter before the Lord.
Hence came a proverb: Even as Nemrod the
stout hunter before the Lord.
10 And the beginning of his kingdom was
Babylon, and Arach, and Achad, and Chalanne
in the land of Sennaar.
11 Out of that land came forth Assur, and
built Ninive, and the streets of the city, and
Chale.
12 Resen also between Ninive and Chale: this
is the great city.
13 And Mesraim begot Ludim, and Anamim
and Laabim, Nephthuim.
14 And Phetrusim, and Chasluim; of whom
came forth the Philistines, and the Capthorim.
15 And Chanaan begot Sidon his firstborn,
the Hethite,
16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorrhite, and
the Gergesite.
17 The Hevite and Aracite: the Sinite,
18 And the Aradian, the Samarite, and the
Hamathite: and afterwards the families of the
Chanaanites were spread abroad.
19 And the limits of Chanaan were from Sidon
as one comes to Gerara even to Gaza, until thou
enter Sodom and Gomorrha, and Adama, and
Seboim even to Lesa.
20 These are the children of Cham in their kindreds and tongues, and generations, and lands,
and nations.
21 Of Sem also the father of all the children of
Heber, the elder brother of Japheth, sons were
born.
22 The sons of Sem: Elam and Assur, and
Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
23 The sons of Aram: Us, and Hull, and
Gether; and Mes.
24 But Arphaxad begot Sale, of whom was
born Heber.
25 And to Heber were born two sons: the
name of the one was Phaleg, because in his days
was the earth divided: and his brother’s name
Jectan.
26 Which Jectan begot Elmodad, and Saleph,
and Asarmoth, Jare,
27 And Aduram, and Uzal, and Decla,
28 And Ebal, and Abimael, Saba,
29 And Ophir, and Hevila, and Jobab. All
these were the sons of Jectan.
30 And their dwelling was from Messa as we
go on as far as Sephar, a mountain in the east.
31 These are the children of Sem according
to their kindreds and tongues, and countries in
their nations.
32 These are the families of Noe, according
to their people and nations. By these were the
nations divided on the earth after the flood.
Chapter 11
And the earth was of one tongue, and of the same
speech.
2 And when they removed from the east, they
found a plain in the land of Sennaar, and dwelt
in it.
3 And each one said to his neighbour: Come
let us make brick, and bake them with fire. And
they had brick instead of stones, and slime instead of mortar:
4 And they said: Come, let us make a city and
a tower, the top whereof may reach to heaven;
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and let us make our name famous before we be
scattered abroad into all lands.
5 And the Lord came down to see the city
and the tower, which the children of Adam were
building.
6 And he said: Behold, it is one people, and all
have one tongue: and they have begun to do this,
neither will they leave off from their designs, till
they accomplish them in deed.
7 Come ye, therefore, let us go down, and
there confound their tongue, that they may not
understand one another’s speech.
8 And so the Lord scattered them from that
place into all lands, and they ceased to build the
city.
9 And therefore the name thereof was called
Babel, because there the language of the whole
earth was confounded: and from thence the Lord
scattered them abroad upon the face of all countries.
10 These are the generations of Sem: Sem was
a hundred years old when he begot Arphaxad,
two years after the flood.
11 And Sem lived after he begot Arphaxad,
five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
12 And Arphaxad lived thirty-five years, and
begot Sale.
13 And Arphaxad lived after he begot Sale,
three hundred and three years, and begot sons
and daughters.
14 Sale also lived thirty years, and begot
Heber.
15 And Sale lived after he begot Heber, four
hundred and three years: and begot sons and
daughters.
16 And Heber lived thirty-four years, and begot Phaleg.
17 And Heber lived after he begot Phaleg, four
hundred and thirty years: and begot sons and
daughters.
18 Phaleg also lived thirty years, and begot
Reu.
19 And Phaleg lived after he begot Reu, two
hundred and nine years, and begot sons and
daughters.
20 And Reu lived thirty-two years, and begot
Sarug.
21 And Reu lived after he begot Sarug, two
hundred and seven years, and begot sons and
daughters.
22 And Sarug lived thirty years, and begot
Nachor.
23 And Sarug lived after he begot Nachor, two
hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
24 And Nachor lived nine and twenty years,
and begot Thare.
25 And Nachor lived after he begot Thare, a
hundred and nineteen years, and begot sons and
daughters.
26 And Thare lived seventy years, and begot
Abram, and Nachor, and Aran.
27 And these are the generations of Thare:
Thare begot Abram, Nachor, and Aran. And
Aran begot Lot.
28 And Aran died before Thare his father, in
the land of his nativity in Ur of the Chaldees.
29 And Abram and Nachor married wives: the
name of Abram’s wife was Sarai: and the name
of Nachor’s wife, Melcha, the daughter of Aran,
father of Melcha and father of Jescha.
30 And Sarai was barren, and had no children.
31 And Thare took Abram his son, and Lot
the son of Aran, his son’s son, and Sarai his
daughter in law, the wife of Abram his son, and
brought them out of Ur of the Chaldees, to go
into the land of Chanaan: and they came as far
as Haran, and dwelt there.
32 And the days of Thare were two hundred
and five years, and he died in Haran.
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Chapter 12
And the Lord said to Abram: Go forth out of
thy country, and from thy kindred, and out of
thy father’s house, and come into the land which
I shall shew thee.
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I
will bless thee, and magnify thy name, and thou
shalt be blessed.
3 I will bless them that bless thee, and curse
them that curse thee, and IN THEE shall all the
kindreds of the earth be blessed.
4 So Abram went out as the Lord had commanded him, and Lot went with him: Abram
was seventy-five years old when he went forth
from Haran.
5 And he took Sarai his wife, and Lot his
brother’s son, and all the substance which they
had gathered, and the souls which they had gotten in Haran: and they went out to go into the
land of Chanaan. And when they were come into
it,
6 Abram passed through the country unto the
place of Sichem, as far as the noble vale: now
the Chanaanite was at that time in the land.
7 And the Lord appeared to Abram, and said
to him: To thy seed will I give this land. And
he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
8 And passing on from thence to a mountain,
that was on the east side of Bethel, he there
pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and
Hai on the east: he built there also an altar to
the Lord, and called upon his name.
9 And Abram went forward, going and proceeding on to the south.
10 And there came a famine in the country:
and Abram went down into Egypt, to sojourn
there: for the famine was very grievous in the
land.
11 And when he was near to enter into Egypt,
he said to Sarai his wife: I know that thou art a
beautiful woman:
12 And that when the Egyptians shall see
thee, they will say: She is his wife: and they
will kill me, and keep thee.
13 Say, therefore, I pray thee, that thou art
my sister: that I may be well used for thee, and
that my soul may live for thy sake.
14 And when Abram was come into Egypt,
the Egyptians saw the woman that she was very
beautiful.
15 And the princes told Pharao, and praised
her before him: and the woman was taken into
the house of Pharao.
16 And they used Abram well for her sake.
And he had sheep and oxen and he asses, and
men servants, and maid servants, and she asses,
and camels.
17 But the Lord scourged Pharao and his
house with most grievous stripes for Sarai,
Abram’s wife.
18 And Pharao called Abram, and said to him:
What is this that thou hast done to me? Why
didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
19 For what cause didst thou say, she was thy
sister, that I might take her to my wife? Now
therefore there is thy wife, take her, and go thy
way.
20 And Pharao gave his men orders concerning Abram: and they led him away and his wife,
and all that he had.
Chapter 13
And Abram went up out of Egypt, he and his
wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him into
the south.
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2 And he was very rich in possession of gold
and silver.
3 And he returned by the way, that he came,
from the south to Bethel, to the place where before he had pitched his tent between Bethel and
Hai,
4 In the place of the altar which he had made
before, and there he called upon the name of the
Lord.
5 But Lot also, who was with Abram, had
flocks of sheep, and herds of beasts, and tents.
6 Neither was the land able to bear them, that
they might dwell together: for their substance
was great, and they could not dwell together.
7 Whereupon also there arose a strife between
the herdsmen of Abram and of Lot. And at that
time the Chanaanite and the Pherezite dwelled
in that country.
8 Abram therefore said to Lot: Let there be
no quarrel, I beseech thee, between me and thee,
and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen:
for we are brethren.
9 Behold the whole land is before thee: depart
from me, I pray thee: if thou wilt go to the left
hand, I will take the right: if thou choose the
right hand, I will pass to the left.
10 And Lot lifting up his eyes, saw all the
country about the Jordan, which was watered
throughout, before the Lord destroyed Sodom
and Gomorrha, as the paradise of the Lord, and
like Egypt as one comes to Segor.
11 And Lot chose to himself the country about
the Jordan, and he departed from the east: and
they were separated one brother from the other.
12 Abram dwelt in the land of Chanaan: and
Lot abode in the towns, that were about the Jordan, and dwelt in Sodom.
13 And the men of Sodom were very wicked,
and sinners before the face of the Lord beyond
measure.
14 And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot
was separated from him: Lift up thy eyes, and
look from the place wherein thou now art, to the
north and to the south, to the east and to the
west.
15 All the land which thou seest, I will give to
thee, and to thy seed for ever.
16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the
earth: if any man be able to number the dust of
the earth, he shall be able to number thy seed
also.
17 Arise and walk through the land in the
length, and the breadth thereof: for I will give it
to thee.
18 So Abram removing his tent, came, and
dwelt by the vale of Mambre, which is in Hebron:
and he built there an altar to the Lord.
Chapter 14
And it came to pass at that time, that Amraphel,
king of Sennaar, and Arioch, king of Pontus,
and Chodorlahomor, king of the Elamites, and
Thadal, king of nations,
2 Made war against Bara, king of Sodom, and
against Bersa, king of Gomorrha, and against
Sennaab, king of Adama, and against Semeber,
king of Seboim, and against the king of Bala,
which is Segor.
3 All these came together into the woodland
vale, which now is the salt sea.
4 For they had served Chodorlahomor twelve
years, and in the thirteenth year they revolted
from him.
5 And in the fourteenth year came Chodorlahomor, and the kings that were with him: and
they smote the Raphaim in Astarothcarnaim,
and the Zuzim with them, and the Emim in Save
of Cariathaim.
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6 And the Chorreans in the mountains of Seir,
even to the plains of Pharan, which is in the
wilderness.
7 And they returned, and came to the fountain of Misphat, the same is Cades: and they
smote all the country of the Amalecites, and the
Amorrhean that dwelt in Asasonthamar.
8 And the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrha, and the king of Adama, and the king
of Seboim, and the king of Bala, which is Segor,
went out: and they set themselves against them
in battle array, in the woodland vale:
9 To wit, against Chodorlahomor king of the
Elamites, and Thadal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Sennaar, and Arioch king of Pontus: four kings against five.
10 Now the woodland vale had many pits of
slime. And the king of Sodom, and the king
of Gomorrha turned their backs, and were overthrown there: and they that remained, fled to
the mountain.
11 And they took all the substance of the
Sodomites, and Gomorrhites, and all their victuals, and went their way:
12 And Lot also, the son of Abram’s brother,
who dwelt in Sodom, and his substance.
13 And behold one, that had escaped, told
Abram the Hebrew, who dwelt in the vale of
Mambre the Amorrhite, the brother of Escol,
and the brother of Aner: for these had made
a league with Abram.
14 Which when Abram had heard, to wit, that
his brother Lot was taken, he numbered of the
servants born in his house, three hundred and
eighteen, well appointed: and pursued them to
Dan.
15 And dividing his company, he rushed upon
them in the night, and defeated them: and pursued them as far as Hoba, which is on the left
hand of Damascus.
16 And he brought back all the substance, and
Lot his brother, with his substance, the women
also, and the people.
17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet
him, after he returned from the slaughter of
Chodorlahomor, and of the kings that were with
him in the vale of Save, which is the king’s vale.
18 But Melchisedech, the king of Salem, bringing forth bread and wine, for he was the priest
of the most high God,
19 Blessed him, and said: Blessed be Abram
by the most high God, who created heaven and
earth.
20 And blessed be the most high God, by
whose protection, the enemies are in thy hands.
And he gave him the tithes of all.
21 And the king of Sodom said to Abram:
Give me the persons, and the rest take to thyself.
22 And he answered him: I lift up my hand
to the Lord God the most high, the possessor of
heaven and earth,
23 That from the very woofthread unto the
shoe latchet, I will not take of any things that
are thine, lest thou say: I have enriched Abram.
24 Except such things as the young men have
eaten, and the shares of the men that came with
me, Aner, Escol, and Mambre: these shall take
their shares.
Chapter 15
Now when these things were done, the word of
the Lord came to Abram by a vision, saying:
Fear not, Abram, I am thy protector, and thy
reward exceeding great.
2 And Abram said: Lord God, what wilt thou
give me? I shall go without children: and the
son of the steward of my house is this Damascus
Eliezer.
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3 And Abram added: But to me thou hast not
given seed: and lo my servant born in my house,
shall be my heir.
4 And immediately the word of the Lord came
to him, saying : He shall not be thy heir: but
he that shall come out of thy bowels, him shalt
thou have for thy heir.
5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said
to him: Look up to heaven and number the stars
if thou canst. And he said to him: So shall thy
seed be.
6 Abram believed God, and it was reputed to
him unto justice.
7 And he said to him: I am the Lord who
brought thee out from Ur of the Chaldees, to give
thee this land, and that thou mightest possess it.
8 But he said: Lord God, whereby may I know
that I shall possess it?
9 And the Lord answered, and said: Take me
a cow of three years old, and a she goat of three
years. and a ram of three years, a turtle also,
and a pigeon.
10 And he took all these, and divided them
in the midst, and laid the two pieces of each one
against the other: but the birds he divided not.
11 And the fowls came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.
12 And when the sun was setting, a deep sleep
fell upon Abram, and a great and darksome horror seized upon him.
13 And it was said unto him: Know thou beforehand that thy seed shall be a stranger in a
land not their own, and they shall bring them
under bondage, and afflict them four hundred
years.
14 But I will judge the nation which they shall
serve, and after this they shall come out with
great substance.
15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace,
and be buried in a good old age.
16 But in the fourth generation they shall return hither: for as yet the iniquities of the Amorrhites are not at the full until this present time.
17 And when the sun was set, there arose a
dark mist, and there appeared a smoking furnace, and a lamp of fire passing between those
divisions.
18 That day God made a covenant with
Abram, saying: To thy seed will I give this land,
from the river to Egypt even to the great river
Euphrates.
19 The Cineans, and Cenezites, the Cedmonites,
20 And the Hethites, and the Pherezites, the
Raphaim also,
21 And the Amorrhites, and the Chanaanites,
and the Gergesites, and the Jebusites.
Chapter 16
Now Sarai, the wife of Abram, had brought forth
no children: but having a handmaid, an Egyptian, named Agar,
2 She said to her husband: Behold, the Lord
hath restrained me from bearing: go in unto my
handmaid, it may be I may have children of her
at least. And when he agreed to her request,
3 She took Agar the Egyptian her handmaid,
ten years after they first dwelt in the land of
Chanaan, and gave her to her husband to wife.
4 And he went in to her. But she perceiving
that she was with child, despised her mistress.
5 And Sarai said to Abram: Thou dost unjustly with me: I gave my handmaid into thy bosom, and she perceiving herself to be with child,
despiseth me. The Lord judge between me and
thee.
6 And Abram made answer, and said to her:
Behold thy handmaid is in thy own hand, use
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her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai afflicted
her, she ran away.
7 And the angel of the Lord having found her,
by a fountain of water in the wilderness, which
is in the way to Sur in the desert,
8 He said to her: Agar, handmaid of Sarai,
whence comest thou? and whither goest thou?
And she answered: I flee from the face of Sarai,
my mistress.
9 And the angel of the Lord said to her: Return to thy mistress, and humble thyself under
her hand.
10 And again he said: I will multiply thy seed
exceedingly, and it shall not be numbered for
multitude.
11 And again: Behold, said he, thou art with
child, and thou shalt bring forth a son: and thou
shalt call his name Ismael, because the Lord hath
heard thy affliction.
12 He shall be a wild man: his hand will be
against all men, and all men’s hands against him:
and he shall pitch his tents over against all his
brethren.
13 And she called the name of the Lord that
spoke unto her: Thou the God who hast seen
me. For she said: Verily, here have I seen the
hinder parts of him that seeth me.
14 Therefore she called that well, the well of
him that liveth and seeth me. The same is between Cades and Barad.
15 And Agar brought forth a son to Abram:
who called his name Ismael.
16 Abram was four score and six years old
when Agar brought him forth Ismael.
Chapter 17
And after he began to be ninety and nine years
old, the Lord appeared to him: and said unto
him: I am the Almighty God: walk before me,
and be perfect.
2 And I will make my covenant between me
and thee: and I will multiply thee exceedingly.
3 Abram fell flat on his face.
4 And God said to him: I am, and my
covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
5 Neither shall thy name be called any more
Abram: but thou shalt be called Abraham: because I have made thee a father of many nations.
6 And I will make thee increase exceedingly,
and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall
come out of thee.
7 And I will establish my covenant between
me and thee, and between thy seed after thee in
their generations, by a perpetual covenant: to
be a God to thee, and to thy seed after thee.
8 And I will give to thee, and to thy seed,
the land of thy sojournment, all the land of
Chanaan, for a perpetual possession, and I will
be their God.
9 Again God said to Abraham: And thou
therefore shalt keep my covenant, and thy seed
after thee in their generations.
10 This is my covenant which you shall observe between me and you, and thy seed after
thee: All the male kind of you shall be circumcised.
11 And you shall circumcise the flesh of your
foreskin, that it may be for a sign of the covenant
between me and you.
12 An infant of eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every manchild in your generations: he that is born in the house, as well as the
bought servant, shall be circumcised, and whosoever is not of your stock:
13 And my covenant shall be in your flesh for
a perpetual covenant.
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14 The male whose flesh of his foreskin shall
not be circumcised, that soul shall be destroyed
out of his people: because he hath broken my
covenant.
15 God said also to Abraham: Sarai thy wife
thou shalt not call Sarai, but Sara.
16 And I will bless her, and of her I will give
thee a son, whom I will bless, and he shall become nations,