And the two angels came to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot saw them and rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face to the earth; 2 and he said, Behold now, my masters, turn aside, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and stay all night, and wash your feet, and you shall rise up early, and go on your way. And they said, No; but we will remain in the street all night. 3 And he urged them strongly; and they turned in to him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. 4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter: 5 and they called to Lot, and said to him, Where are the men that came in to you this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. 6 And Lot went out to them to the door, and shut the door after him. 7 And he said, I pray you, my brethren, do not so wickedly. 8 Behold now, I have two daughters that have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out to you, and do you to them as is good in your eyes: only to these men do nothing; because they have come under the shadow of my roof. 9 And they said, Stand back. And they said, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will now be a judge: now will we deal worse with you, than with them. And they pressed closely upon the man, even Lot, and drew near to break the door. 10 But the men put forth their hand, and brought Lot into the house to them, and shut the door. 11 And they struck 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, Have you here any others? son-in-law, and your sons, and your daughters, and whoever you have in the city, bring them out of the place: 13 for we will destroy this place, because the cry of them has become great before Yahweh; and Yahweh has sent us to destroy it. 14 And Lot went out, and spoke unto his sons-in-law, who married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for Yahweh will destroy the city. But he seemed unto his sons-in-law as one that mocked. 15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hurried Lot, saying, Arise, take your wife, and your two daughters, that are here; lest you be consumed in the iniquity of the city. 16 But he lingered, and the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; Yahweh being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him outside the city. 17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for your life; look not behind you, neither stay you in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest you be consumed. 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, Sirs: 19 behold now, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your lovingkindness, which you have showed to me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest evil overtake me, and I die: 20 behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape there, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live. 21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted you concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow the city, of which you have spoken. 22 Hurry, escape there; for I cannot do any thing till you be come there. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
23 The sun had risen upon the earth when Lot came unto Zoar. 24 Then Yahweh rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Yahweh 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 ground. 26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. 27 And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he had stood before Yahweh: 28 and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the Plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the land went up as the smoke of a furnace.
29 And it came to pass, that when Elohim destroyed the cities of the Plain, that Elohim remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the middle 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 first-born 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 first-born went in, and lay with her father; and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose. 34 And it came to pass on the next day, that the first-born said unto the younger, Behold, I lay last night with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go you 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 knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose. 36 In this manner 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 Ben-ammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.
And Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the South, and dwelt 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 Elohim came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, you are but a dead man, because of the woman whom you have taken; for she is a man’s wife. 4 Now Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, O, Sovereign, will you slay even a righteous nation? 5 Said he not himself unto me, She is my sister? And she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and the innocency of my hands have I done this. 6 And Elohim said unto him in a dream, Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this; and I also withheld you from sinning against me: therefore suffered I you not to touch her. 7 Now therefore restore the man’s wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for you, and you shall live: and if you restore her not, know you that you shall surely die, you, and all that are yours.
8 And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were very much afraid. 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What have you done unto us? and how have I sinned against you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds unto me that ought not to be done. 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What did you see, that you have done this thing? 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of Elohim is not in this place; and they will kill me for my wife’s sake. 12 And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife: 13 and it came to pass, when Elohim caused me to wander from my father’s house, that I said to her, This is your kindness which you shall show to me; at every place where we shall come, say of me, He is my brother. 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and men-servants, and women-servants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife. 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before you: dwell where it pleases you. 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, it is for you a covering of the eyes, to all that are with you, and in respect of all you are righted. 17 And Abraham prayed unto Elohim: and Elohim healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants; and they bare children. 18 For Yahweh had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham’s wife.
And Yahweh visited Sarah as he had said, and Yahweh did to Sarah as he had spoken. 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which Elohim 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 when he was eight days old, as Elohim had commanded him. 5 And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. 6 And Sarah said, Elohim has made me to laugh; so that every one that hears will laugh with me. 7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should give 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 day that Isaac was weaned. 9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had born unto Abraham, mocking. 10 Therefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this handmaid and her son: for the son of this handmaid shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. 11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight on account of his son. 12 And Elohim said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in your sight because of the lad, and because of your handmaid; in all that Sarah says to you, listen to her voice; for in Isaac shall your seed be called. 13 And also of the son of the handmaid will I make a nation, because he is your seed. 14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and gave her the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. 15 And the water in the bottle was gone, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. 16 And she went, and sat down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not look upon the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept. 17 And Elohim heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of Elohim called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What ails you, Hagar? fear not; for Elohim has heard the voice of the lad where he is. 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in your hand; for I will make him a great nation. 19 And Elohim opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. 20 And Elohim was with the lad; and he grew, and he dwelt in the wilderness, and became, as he grew up, 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 Phicol the captain of his host spoke unto Abraham, saying, Elohim is with you in all that you do: 23 now therefore swear to me here by Elohim that you will 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 you, you shall do to me, and to the land in which you have 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 know not who has done this thing: neither did you tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but today. 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and they two 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 you have set by themselves? 30 And he said, These seven ewe lambs shall you take of my hand, that it may be a witness to me, that I have dug this well. 31 Therefore he called that place Beer-sheba; because there they swore both of them. 32 So they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phicol the captain of his host, and they returned to the land of the Philistines. 33 And Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of Yahweh, the Everlasting El. 34 And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines many days.