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Chapter 12 hills.

The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom


THE CALL OF ABRAM and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went
75 yrs. old Abram set out to Haran away.
Sarai wife of Abram Lot was captured
Lot nephew of Abram Abram the Hebrew rescues Lot
(1) Haran *Now Abram was living near the great trees
(2) Canaan of Momre, the Amorite, a brother of Eschol and
(3) site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem Aner, all of whom were allied with Abram.
> To your offspring I will give this land. *318 trained men
> built an altar After Abram returned from defeating
(4) Bethel Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the
(5) Egypt king of Sodom came out to meet him in the
> Sarai pretended to be Abrams sister Valley of Shaveh (that is, the Kings Valley).
> Abram was given sheep and cattle, male and Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out
female donkeys, menservants and maidservants, bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High,
and camels and he blessed Abram, saying,
> The Lord inflicted serious disease on Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
Pharaoh and his Household because of Sarai Creator of heaven and earth.
(6) Negev And praise be to God Most High,
who delivered your enemies into your hand.
Chapter 13 Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
ABRAM AND LOT SEPARATE The king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me
Negev Bethel the people and keep the goods for yourself.
Lot chose the whole plain of Jordan and set out But Abram said to the king of Sodom, With
toward the east raised hand I have sworn an oath to the Lord, God
Abram lived in Canaan, while Lot lived near Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, that I
Sodom will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a
Negev Bethel near the great tress of thread or the strap of a sandal, so that you will
Mamre at Hebron never be able to say, I made Abram rich. I will
accept nothing but what my men have eaten and
Chapter 14 the share that belongs to the men who went with
ABRAM RESCUES LOT meto Aner, Eshkol and Mamre. Let them have
Name of King Place their share.
(1)Amraphel Shinar
Chapter 15
(2)Arioch Ellasar
GODS COVENANT with ABRAM
(3)Kedorlaomer Elam
After this, the word of the Lord came to
(4)Tidal Goiim
Abram in a vision:
VS. Do not be afraid, Abram.
(1)Bera Sodom I am your shield,
(2)Birsha Gomorrah your very great reward.
(3)Shinab Admah Eliezer of Damascus
(4)Shemeber Zeboim Abrams inheritor if he wont have a child
(5) Zoar Bela
*(1) to (5) joined forces in the Valley of Siddim 4 Then the word of the Lord came to him: This
(the Salt Sea) man will not be your heir, but a son who is your
*For 12 yrs they were subjected to Kedorlaomer, own flesh and blood will be your heir. 5 He
but on the 13th year they rebelled. took him outside and said, Look up at the sky
*In the fourteenth year, Kedorlaomer and the kings and count the starsif indeed you can count
allied with him went out and defeated the Rephaites them. Then he said to him, So shall your
in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the offspring be.
Emites in Shaveh Kiriathaim 6 and the Horites in 6 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to
the hill country of Seir, as far as El Paran near the him as righteousness.
desert. 7 Then they turned back and went to En 7 He also said to him, I am the Lord, who
Mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and they conquered the brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give
whole territory of the Amalekites, as well as the you this land to take possession of it.
Amorites who were living in Hazezon Tamar.
* 4 kings vs. 5 kings 8 But Abram said, Sovereign Lord, how can I
battle place : Valley of Siddim know that I will gain possession of it?
*Now the Valley of Siddim was full of tar pits, and 9 So the Lord said to him, Bring me a heifer, a
when the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some goat and a ram, each three years old, along
of the men fell into them and the rest fled to the with a dove and a young pigeon.
10 Abram brought all these to him, cut them in added, I will increase your descendants so much
two and arranged the halves opposite each that they will be too numerous to count.
other; the birds, however, he did not cut in 11 The angel of the Lord also said to her:
half. 11 Then birds of prey came down on the You are now pregnant
carcasses, but Abram drove them away. and you will give birth to a son.
12 As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep You shall name him Ishmael,
sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came for the Lord has heard of your misery.
over him. 13 Then the Lord said to him, Know 12 He will be a wild donkey of a man;
for certain that for four hundred years your his hand will be against everyone
descendants will be strangers in a country not and everyones hand against him,
their own and that they will be enslaved and and he will live in hostility
mistreated there. 14 But I will punish the nation toward[b] all his brothers.
they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come 13 She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her:
out with great possessions. 15 You, however, will You are the God who sees me, for she said, I
go to your ancestors in peace and be buried at a have now seen[c] the One who sees me. 14 That is
good old age. 16 In the fourth generation your why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi; it is still
descendants will come back here, for the sin of there, between Kadesh and Bered.
the Amorites has not yet reached its full 15 So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the
measure. name Ishmael to the son she had borne. 16 Abram
17 When the sun had set and darkness had fallen, was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him
a smoking firepot with a blazing torch appeared Ishmael.
and passed between the pieces. 18 On that day the
Lord made a covenant with Abram and said, To Chapter 17
your descendants I give this land, from the THE COVENANT OF CIRCUMCISION
Wadi[e] of Egypt to the great river, the Abram
Euphrates 19 the land of the Kenites, - was 99 years old when God changed his name
Kenizzites, Kadmonites, 20 Hittites, Perizzites, to Abraham
Rephaites, 21 Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites - Abram means exalted father
and Jebusites. Sarah - new name of Sarai
Isaac son of Abraham and Sarah
Chapter 16 - Isaac means he laughs
HAGAR and ISHMAEL The Covenant Of Circumcision
Abram and Sarai were childless - Every eight-day old male must be
Hagar circumcised, including those born in your
- Egyptian slave of Sarai household or bought with money from a
Ishmael foreignerthose who are not your offspring.
- son of Abram and Sarai - Any uncircumcised male, who has not been
- Ishmael means God hears circumcised in the flesh, will be cut off from
Abram was 86 yrs. old when he had Ishmael his people; he has broken my covenant.
Well called Beer Lahai Roi Abraham was 99 yrs. old when he was
- Beer Lahai Roi means well of the Living One circumcised
who sees me Ishmael was 13 yrs. old when he was
- found between Kadesh and Bered circumcised
4 He slept with Hagar, and she conceived. Abraham and Ishmael were circumcised on the
When she knew she was pregnant, she began to same day
despise her mistress. 5 Then Sarai said to Abram,
You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord
put my slave in your arms, and now that she knows appeared to him and said, I am God Almighty;
she is pregnant, she despises me. May the Lord walk before me faithfully and be blameless. 2
judge between you and me. Then I will make my covenant between me and you
6 Your slave is in your hands, Abram said. Do and will greatly increase your numbers.
with her whatever you think best. Then Sarai
mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her. 3 Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, 4
7 The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will
spring in the desert; it was the spring that is be the father of many nations. 5 No longer will you
beside the road to Shur. 8 And he said, Hagar, be called Abram your name will be Abraham, for I
slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and have made you a father of many nations. 6 I will
where are you going? make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you,
Im running away from my mistress Sarai, she and kings will come from you. 7 I will establish my
answered. covenant as an everlasting covenant between me
9 Then the angel of the Lord told her, Go back to and you and your descendants after you for the
your mistress and submit to her. 10 The angel generations to come, to be your God and the God of
your descendants after you. 8 The whole land of
Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I
will give as an everlasting possession to you and
your descendants after you; and I will be their
God.

9 Then God said to Abraham, As for you, you must


keep my covenant, you and your descendants after
you for the generations to come. 10 This is my
covenant with you and your descendants after
you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male
among you shall be circumcised. 11 You are to
undergo circumcision, and it will be the sign of
the covenant between me and you. 12 For the
generations to come every male among you who is
eight days old must be circumcised, including those
born in your household or bought with money from
a foreignerthose who are not your offspring. 13
Whether born in your household or bought with
your money, they must be circumcised. My
covenant in your flesh is to be an everlasting
covenant. 14 Any uncircumcised male, who has not
been circumcised in the flesh, will be cut off from
his people; he has broken my covenant.

15 God also said to Abraham, As for Sarai


your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her
name will be Sarah. 16 I will bless her and will
surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that
she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples
will come from her.

17 Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and


said to himself, Will a son be born to a man a
hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at
the age of ninety? 18 And Abraham said to God,
If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!

19 Then God said, Yes, but your wife Sarah will


bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will
establish my covenant with him as an everlasting
covenant for his descendants after him. 20 And as
for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless
him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly
increase his numbers. He will be the father of
twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great
nation. 21 But my covenant I will establish with
Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next
year. 22 When he had finished speaking with
Abraham, God went up from him.

23 On that very day Abraham took his son


Ishmael and all those born in his household or
bought with his money, every male in his
household, and circumcised them, as God told him.
24 Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was
circumcised, 25 and his son Ishmael was thirteen;
26 Abraham and his son Ishmael were both
circumcised on that very day. 27 And every male in
Abrahams household, including those born in his
household or bought from a foreigner, was
circumcised with him.