Old Testament Revision 1

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Genesis
Moses, Chapter 1
A Revelation given to Joseph the Revelator June 1830
The words of God which he gave <​spake​> unto Moses at a time when Moses was caught up into an exceeding high Mountain & he saw God face to face & he talked with him & the glory of God was upon Moses therefore Moses could endure his presence & God spake unto Moses saying Behold I I am the Lord God Almighty & endless is my name for I am without beginning of days or end of years & is this not endless & behold thou art my Son Wherefore look & I will shew thee the workmanship of mine hands but not all for my works are without end & also my wo[r]ds for they never cease wherefore no man can behold all my works except he behold <​all​> my glory & no man can behold all my glory & afterwards remain in the flesh & I have a work for thee Moses my Son & thou art in similitude to my <​mine​> only begotten & mine only begotten is & shall be for he is full of grace & truth bu[t] there is none other God beside me & all things are present with me for I know them all And now behold this one thing I shew unto thee Moses my son for thou art in the world & now I shew it thee And it came to pass that Moses looked & beheld the world upon which he was created & [as] Moses beheld the world & the ends thereof & all the Children of men which was & which was created of the same he greatly marvelled & wondered & the presence of God withdrew from Moses that his glory was not upon Moses & Moses was left unto himself & as he was left unto himself he fell unto the Earth, And it came to pass, that it was for the space of many hours before Moses did again receive his natural strength [lik]e unto man, & he saith unto himself no Now for this once I know that [m]an is nothing, which thing I never had supposed, but now mine eyes, mine own eyes but not mine eyes for mine eyes could not have beheld for I should have withered & died in his presence but his glory was upon me & I beheld his face for I was transfigered before him And now it came to pass that when Moses had said these words, behold, Satan came tempting him saying, Moses, Son of man, worship me, And it came to pass that Moses looked upon Satan & saith, Who art thou for behold, I am a Son of God in the similitude of his only begotten, & where is thy glory that I should worship thee, for, behold, I could not look upon God except his glory should come upon me, & I were transfigered before him but I can look upon thee in the natural man, if not so surely blessed be the name of my God for his Spirit hath not altogether withdrawn from m[e] or else where is thy glory for it is blackness unto me & I can Judge between thee & God for God said unto me Worship God for him only shalt thou serve Get thee hence Satan deceive me not for God said unto me Thou art after the similitude of mine only begotten & he also gave unto me commandment when he called unto me out of the burning bush Saying [c]all upon God in the name of mine only begotten & worship me And again Moses saith I will not cease to call upon God I have other things to inquire of him for his glory has been upon me & it is glory unto me wherefore I can judge betwixt him & thee depart hence Satan And now when Mose[s] had said these words Satan cried with a loud [voice &] wrent upon the Ear[th] [p. [1]] & comma[n]ded saying I am the only begotten worship me And it came to pass that Moses began to fear exceedingly & as he began to fear he saw the bitterness of Hell Nevertheless calling upon God he received strength & he commanded saying Depart hence Satan for this one God only will I worship which is the God of glory & now Satan began to tremble & the Earth shook & Moses receiving strength called upon God saying In the name of Jesus Christ depart hence Satan And it came to pass that satan cried with a loud voice with weeping & wailing & gnashing of teeth & departed hence yea from the presence of Moses that he beheld him not And now of this thing Moses bore record but because of wickedness it is not had among the children of men And it came to pass that when Satan had departed from the presence of Moses he lifted up his eyes unto Heaven being filled with the Holy Ghost which beareth record of the Father & the Son & calling upon the name of God he beheld again his glory for it was upon him & he heard a voice saying Blessed art thou Moses for I the Almighty have chosen thee & thou shalt be made stronger than the many waters for they shall obey thy command even as if thou wert God & lo I am with you even to the end of thy days for thou shalt deliver my people from bondage even Israel my chose[n] And it came to pass as the voice was still speaking he cast his eyes &beheld the Earth yea even all all the face of it & there was not a particl[e] of it which he did not behold diserning it by the Spirit of God & he beheld also the inhabitants thereof & there was not a soul which he be[held] not & he discerned them by the Spirit of God & their numbers were grea[t] even as numberless as the sand upon the sea shore & he beheld many lands & each land was called Earth & there were inhabitants upon the face there of And it came to pass that Moses called upon God saying tell me I pray thee why these things are so & by what thou madest them & behold the glory of God was upon Moses that Moses stood in the presence of God & he talk[ed] with him face to face & the Lord God said unto Moses For mine own purpose have I made these things here is wisdom & it remaineth in me & by the word of my power have I created them which is mine only begotten Son full of grace & truth & worlds without number have I created & I also created them for mine own purpose & by the same I created them which is mine only begotten & the first man of all men have I called Adam which is many but only an account of this Earth & the inhabitants thereof give I unto you for behold there are many worlds which have passed away by the word of my power & there are many also which now stand & numberless are they unto man bu[t] all things are numbered unto me for they are mine & I know them And it came to pass that Moses spake unto the Lord saying Be merciful [u]nto thy servant O God & tell me concerning this Earth & the inhabitan[ts] [th]ereof & also the H[eavens] & then thy servant will be content [p. 2]
And the Lord God spake unto Moses saying The Heavens there are many & they cannot be numbered unto man but they are numbered unto me for they are mine & as one Earth shall pass away & the Heavens thereof even so shall another come And there is no end to my works neither my words for behold this is my work to my glory to the immortality & the eternal life of man And now Moses my Son I will speak unto you concerning this Earth upon which thou standest & thou shalt write the things which I shall speak & in a day when the children of men shall esteem my words as naught & take many of them from the Book which thou shalt write behold I will raise up another like unto theee thee & they shall be had again among the Children of men among even as many as shall believe These words was spoken unto Moses in the mount the name of which shall not be known among the Children of men And now they are also spoken unto you shew them not unto any except them that believe <​Amen​>
 
A Revelation given to the Elders of the Church of Christ On the first Book of Moses given to Joseph the Seer
 
Genesis, Chapter 1
Chapter first
And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto Moses saying Behold I reveal unto you concerning this Heaven & this Earth write the words which I speak I am the beginning & the end the Almighty God by mine only begotten I created these things yea in the beginning I created the Heaven & the Earth upon which thou standest & the Earth was without form & void & I caused darkness to come up upon the face of the deep & my Spirit moved upon the face of the waters for I am God & I God said Let there be light & there was light & I God saw the light & the light was good & I God divided the light from the darkness & I God called the light day & the darkness I called night & this I done by the Word of my power & it was done as I spake & the evening & the morning were the first day And again I God said let there be a firmament in the midst <​midst​> of the waters & it was so even as I spake And I said Let it divide the waters from the waters & it was done & I God made the firmament & divide[d] the waters yea the great waters under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament & it was so even as I spake And I God called the firmament Heaven & the evening & the morning were the second day And I God said Let the waters under the Heaven be gathered together unto one place & it was so & I God said Let there be dry land [&] it was so & I God called the dry land Earth & the gathering together <​of​> the waters called I <​the​> Seas & I God saw that all things which I had made were good & I God said Let the Earth bring forth grass the herb yielding seed the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind & the tree yielding fruit whose seed should be in itself after upon the Earth & it was so even as I spake & the Earth brought forth grass every herb yielding seed after his kind & the tree yielding fruit whose seed should be in itself after it[s] kind— [p. 3]
And I God saw that all things which I had made were good & the evening & the morning were the third day And I God said Let there be lights in the firmament of the Heaven to divide the day from the night & let them be for signs & for seasons & for days & for years & let them be for lights in the firmament of the Heaven to give light upon the Earth & it was so & I God made two great lights the greater light to rule the day & the lesser light to rule the night & the greater light was the Sun & the lesser light was the moon & the stars also was made even according to my word & I God set them in the firmament of the Heaven to give light upon the Earth & the Sun to rule over the day & the moon to rule over the night & to divide the light from the darkness & I God saw that all things which I made were good & the evening & the morning were the fourth day & I God said Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moveing creature that hath life & fowl which may fly above the Earth in the open firmament of Heaven & I God created great whales & every living creature that moveth which the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind & every winged fowl after his kind & <​I​> God saw that all things which I had created were good & I God blessed them saying be fruitful & multiply & fill the waters in the Seas & let fowl multiply in the Earth & the evening & the morning were the fifth day & I God said Let the Earth bring forth the living creature after his kind cattle & creeping thing & beast <​of the eart[h]​> after his kind & it was so & I God made the beast of the Earth after his kind & cattle after their kind & every thing which creepeth upon the Earth after his kind & I God saw that all these things were good & I God said unto mine only begotten which was with me from the beginning Let us make man in our image after our likeness & it was so & I God said Let them have dominion over the fish of the Sea & over the fowl of the air & over the cattle & over all the Earth & over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the Earth So I God created man in mine own image in the image of mine only begotten created I him male & feemale created I them & I God blessed them & I God said unto them Be fruitful & multiply & replenish the Earth & subdue it & have dominion over the fish of the Sea & over the fowl of the air & over every living thing that moveth upon the Earth & I God said unto man Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the Earth & every tree in the which shall be the fruit of a tree yielding seed to you it shall be for meat & to every beast of the Earth & to every fowl of the air & to every thing that creepeth upon the Earth wherein I grant life there shall be given every clean herb [p. 4] for meat & it was so even as I spake & I God saw every thing that I had made & behold all things which I had made were verry <​very​> good & the evening & the morning were the sixth day——
Genesis, Chapter 2
Thus the Heaven & the Earth were finished & all the host of them & on the seventh day I God ended my work & all things which I had made & I rested on the seventh day from all my work & all things which I had made were finished & I saw that they were good & I God blessed the seventh day & sanctified it because that in it I had rested from all my work which I God had created & made And now behold I say unto you that these are the generations of the Heaven & of the Earth when they were created in the day that I the Lord God made the Heaven & the Earth & every plant of the field before it was in the Earth & every herb of the field before it grew for I the Lord God created all things of which I have spoken spiritually before they were naturally upon the face of the Earth for I the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the face of the earth & I the Lord God had created all the children of men & not yet a man to till the ground for in Heaven created I them & there was not yet flesh upon the Earth neither in the water neither in the air but I the Lord God spake & there went up a mist from the Earth & watered the whole face of the ground & I the Lord God formed Man from the dust of the ground & breathed into his nostrils the breath of life & man became a living soul the first flesh upon the Earth the first man also nevertheless all things were before created but spiritually were they created [&] made according to my word & I the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden & there I put them man whom I had formed & out of the ground made I the Lord God to grow every tree naturally that is pleasant to the sight of man & man could behold it & they became also a living soul for it was spiritaull spiritual in the day that I created it for it remaineth in the sphere which I created it yea even all things which I prepared for the use of man & man saw that it was good for food & I the Lord God placed the tree of life also in the midst of the garden & also the tree of knowledge of good & evil & a River went out of Eden to water the garden & from thence it was parted & became into four heads & I the Lord God called the name of the <​first​> Pison & it compasseth the whole land of Havilah where there were created much gold & the gold of that land was good & there was bdellium & the Onyx stone & the name of the second River was called Gihon the same was it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia & the name of the third River was Hiddekel that was it which goeth towards the east of Assyria & the fourth River was Euphrates & I the Lord God took the man & put him into the garden of Eden & to dress it & to keep it & I the Lord God commanded the man saying Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat but of the tree of the [p. 5] knowledge of good & evil thou shalt not eat of it nevertheless thou mayest chose for thyself for it is given unto thee but remember that I forbid it for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die And I the Lord God said unto mine only begotten that it was not good that the man should be alone Wherefore I will mak[e] a help meet for him & out of the ground I the Lord God formed every beast of the field & every fowl of the air & commanded that they should be brought unto Adam to see what he would call them & they were also living souls & it was breathed into them the breath of life & whatsoever Adam called every living creature that was the name thereof & Adam gave names to all cattle & to the fowl of the air & to every beast of the field but for Adam there was not found a help meet for him & I the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam & he slept & I took one of his ribs & closed up the flesh in the stead thereof & the rib which I the Lord God had taken from man made I a woman & brought her unto the man & Adam said this I know now is bone of my bones & flesh of my flesh she shall be called woman because she was taken out of man therefore shall a man leave his father & his mother & shall cleave unto his wife & they shall be one flesh & they were both naked the ma[n] & his wife & were not ashamed.
Genesis, Chapter 3
And I the Lord God spake unto Moses saying That Satan whom thou hast commanded in the name of mine only begotten is the same which was from the beginning & he came before me saying Behold I send me I will be thy Son & I will redeem all mankind that one soul shall not be lost & surely I will do it Wherefore give me thine honour But behold my beloved Son which was my bel[ov]ed & chosen from the beginning saith unto me Father thy will be done & the glory be thine forever Wherefore because that Satan rebelled against me & sought to destroy the agency of man which I the Lord God had given him & also that I should give unto him mine own power by the power of mine only begotten I caused that he should be cast down & he became Satan yea even the Devil the father of all lies to deceive & to blind men & to lead them captive at his will even as many as would not hearken unto my voice & now the serpant was more subtle than any beast of the field which I the Lord God had made & Satan put it into the heart of the serpant for he had drew away many after him & he sought also to beguile Eve Eve for he knew not the mind of God Wherefore he thought to destroy the world yea & he said unto the woman yea hath God said ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden & he spake by the mouth of the Serpant but of the fruit of the tree which thou beholdest in the midst of the garden God hath said Ye shall not eat of it neither shall ye touch it lest ye die for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof then your eyes shall be opened & ye shall be as Gods knowing good & evil & when the woman saw that the tree was good for food & that it became pleasant to the eyes & a tree to be desired to make her wise she took of the fruit thereof [p. 6] & did eat & gave also unto her husband with her & he did eat & the eyes of them both were opened & they knew that they had been naked & they sewed fig leaves together & made themselves aprons & they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of of the day & Adam & his wife hid themselves from the presence of I the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden & I the Lord God called unto Adam & said unto him Where goest thou & he said I heard thy voice in the garden & I was afraid because I beheld that I was naked & I hid myself & I the Lord God said unto Adam Who told thee that thou wast naked hast thou eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat if so thou shouldst surely die & the man said the woman whom thou gavest me & saidest remain with thee she gave me of the tree & I did eat & I the Lord God said unto the woman What is this thing which thou hast done the woman said the serpant beguiled me & I did eat & the <​I​> the Lord God said unto the serpant Because thou hast done this thou shalt be cursed above all cattle & above every beast of the field upon thy belly shal[t] thou go & dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life & I will put enmity between thee & the woman between thy seed & her seed it shall bruise thy head & thou shalt bruise his heel unto the woman I said I will greatly multiply thy sorrow & thy consception in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children & thy desire shall be to thy husband & he shall rule over thee & unto Adam I the Lord God said because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife & hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee saying tho[u] shalt not eat of it cursed shall be the ground for thy sake in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life thorns also & thistles shall it bring forth to thee & thou shalt eat the hearb of the field in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread until thou shalt return unto the ground for thou shalt surely die for out of it wast thou taken for dust thou wast & unto dust shalt thou return And Adam called his wifes name Eve because she wa[s] the mother of all living for thus have I the Lord God called the first of all women which are many And I the Lord God said unto mine only begotten Behold the man is become as one of us to know good & evil & now lest he put forth his hand & partake also of the tree of life & eat & live forever therefore I the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden to til[l] the ground from whence he was taken for as I the Lord God liveth even so my word cannot return void for as they go forth out of my mouth they must be fulfilled so I drove out the man & I placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims & a flaming sword which turned every way to keep the way of the tree of life & those are the words which I spake unto my servant Moses & they are true even as I live <​will​> & I have spoken them unto you see thou show them unto no man except until I command you Amen <​except they that believe Amen​> [p. 7]
Genesis, Chapter 4
Chapter 2—— A Revelation concerning Adam after he had been driven out of the garden of Eden for after that he had been driven out he began to till the Earth & to have dominion over all the beasts of the field & to eat his bread by the sweat of the brow as the Lord had commanded him & Eve also his wife did labour with him & he knew her & she bear unto him sons & daughters & <​they began​> to multiply & to replenish the Earth & from that time forth the Sons & daughters of Adam began to divide two & two in the land & to till the land & to tend flocks & they also begat sons & daughters & Adam called upon the name of the Lord & Eve also his wife & they heard the voice of the Lord from the way towards the garden of Eden speaking unto them & they saw him not for they were shut out from his presence & he gave unto them commandment that they should worship the Lord their God & should offer the firstlings of their flocks for an offering unto the Lord & Adam was obediant unto the commandments of the Lord & after many days an angel <​of the Lord​> appeared unto Adam saying why dost thoy [thou] offer sacrifices unto the Lord & Adam said unto him I know not save the Lord commanded me & then the angel spake saying this thing is a similitude of the sacrifice of the only begotten of the Father which is full of grace & truth wherefore thou shalt do all that thou doest in the name of the Son & thou shalt repent & call upon God in the name of the Son forever more & in that day the Holy Ghost fell upon Adam which bore record of the Father & the Son saying I am Jesus Christ from the beginning henceforth & forever that as thou hast fallen thou mayest be redeemed & all mankind even as many as will & in that day Adam blessed God & was filled & began to prophesy concerning all the families of the Earth saying Blessed be the name of God for my transgression for in this life I shall have joy & again in my flesh I shall see God & Eve his wife heard all these things & was glad saying were it not for our transgression we should never had seed & should never had known good & evil & the joy of our redemption & the eternal life which God giveth unto all the obediant & Adam & Eve blessed the name of God & they made all things known unto their sons & their daughters & Satan came also among them saying I am also a Son of God be & he commanded them saying Believe it not & they believed it not & loved Satan more <​more​> than God & men began from that time forth to be carnal sensual & devilish & the Lord God called upon men by the Holy Ghost every where & commanded them that they should repent & as many as believed in the Son & repented of their sins should be saved & as many as believed not & repented not should be damned & the words went forth out of the mouth of God in a firm decree Wherefore they must be fulfilled & Adam ceased not to call upon God & Eve also his wife & Adam knew Eve his wife & she conceived & bear Cain & said I have gotten a man from the Lord wherefore he may not reject his words but behold also cain hearkened not saying Who is the Lord that I should know him & she again conceived & bear his brother Abel & Abel hearkened unto the voice of the Lord & Abel was a keeper of shee[p] [p. 8] but Cain was a tiller of the ground & he loved Satan more than God & Satan commanded him saying make an offering unto the Lord And in process of time it came to pass that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord & Abel he also brought of the firstlings of his flock & of the fat thereof & the Lord had respect unto Abel & to his offering but unto Cain & to his offering he had not respect now Satan knew this & it pleased him & Cain was very wroth & his countenance fell & the Lord said unto Cain why art thou wroth why is thy countenance <​fallen​> if thou doest well shalt thou not be accepted & if thou doest not well sin lieth at the door & Satan desireth to have thee & except thou shalt hearken unto my commandments I will deliver thee up & it shall be unto thee according to his desire & thou shalt rule over him for from this time forth thou shalt be the father of his lies thou shalt be called perdition for thou wast also before the world & it shall be said in times to come that these abominations was had from cain for he rejected the greater counsel which was had from God & this is a cursing which I will put upon thee except thou repent & Cain was wroth & listened not any more to the voice of the Lord neither to Abel his brother who walked in holiness before the Lord & Adam also & his wife mourned before the Lord because of Cain & his brethren And it came to pass that Cain took one of his brothers daughters to wife & they loved Satan more than God & satan saith unto Cain swear unto me by thy throat & if thou tell it thou shalt die & swear thy brethren by their heads & by the living God that they tell it not for if they tell it they shall surely die & this that thy father may not know it & this day I will deliver thy brother Abel into thine hands & Satan swore unto Cain that he would do according to his commands & all these things were done in secret & Cain saith truly I am Mahon the master of this great secret that I may murder & get gain Wherefore Cain was called master Mahon & he gloried in his wickedness & Cain went into the field & Cain talked with Abel his brother & it came to pass that while they were in the field that cain rose up against Abel his brother & slew him & cain gloried in that which he had done saying I am free surely the flocks of my brother falleth into my hands——
And the Lord said unto Cain where is Abel thy brother & he said I know not am I thy my brothers keeper & he said what hast thou done the voice of thy brothers blood cries unto me from the ground & now thou shalt be cursed from the Earth which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brothers blood from thy hand when thou tillest the ground it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength a fugitive & a vagabond shalt thou be in the Earth & Cain said unto the Lord Satan tempted me because of my brothers flock & I was wroth also for his offering thou didst except & not mine my punishment is greater than I can bear Behold thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the Earth & from thy face shall I be hid & I shall be a fugitive & a vagabond in the Earth & it shall come to pass that every one that findeth me shall slay me because of mine oath for these things are not hid from the Lord & the Lord said unto him Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain vengeance shall be taken on him seven fold & the Lord set a mark upon Cain lest any finding him should kill him & Cain went [p. 9] out from the presence of the Lord & his wife & many of his brethren & dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden & Cain knew his wife & she conceived & bear Enoch & he also begat many Sons & daughters & he builded a city & he called the name of the City after the name of his Son Enoch & unto Enoch was born Irad & other sons & daughters & Irad begat Mehujael & other sons & daughters
October 21st 1830 <​1830​>——
& Mahujael begat Mathusael & other sons & daughters & Mathusiel begat Lameh & lamech took unto himself two wives the Name of one was <​being​> Adah & the name of the other Zillah & Adah bear Jabal he was the father of such as dwell in Tents & they were keepers of Cattal & his Brothers name was Jubal who was the Father of all such as handle the harp & Organ & Zillah she also bear Tubal Cain in <​an​> instructor of evry artificer in brass & Iron & the sister of Tubal Cain was called Namah & Lamech said unto his wives Adah & Zillah hear my voice ye wives of Lamech hearken unto my speach for I have slain a man to my wounding & a young man to my hurt If Cain shall be avenged seven fold truly Lamech shall be seventy & seven fold for Lamech having entered into a covenant with satan after the manner of Cain wherein he became Master Mahon Master of that great secret which was administered unto Cain by Satan & Irah the son of Tubil Cain Enoch having known their seecret began to reveal it unto the sons of Adam wherefore Lamech being angery slew him not like unto Cain his brother abel for the sake of getting gain but he slew him for the oaths sake for from the days of Cain there was a Secret combination & their works were in the dark & they knew evry man his brother.
November 30th 1830——
Wherefore the Lord cursed Lameck & his house & all they that had covenanted with Satan for they kept not the commandments of God & it displeased God & he ministered not unto them & their works were abominations & began to spread among all the Sons of men & it was among the Sons of men & among the daughters of men these things were not spoken because that Lameck had spoken the Secret unto his wives & they Rebelled against him & declared these things abroad & had not compasion wherefore Lameck was dispised & cast out & came not among the Sons of men lest he should die & thus the works of darkness began to prevail among all the sons of men & God cursed the Earth with a sore curse & was angery with the wicked with all the sons of men whom he had made for they would not hearken unto his voice nor believe on his only begotten Son even him which he declared should come in the maridian of time which was prepared from before the foundation of the world & thus the Gospel began to be preached from the begining being declared by Holy Angels sent forth from the presence of God & by his own voice & by the Gift of the Holy Ghost & thus all things were confirmed & the Gospel preached & a decree sent forth that it should be in the World until the end thereof & thus it was amen— & Adam hearkened unto the voice of God & called upon his Sons for to repent & Adam knew his wife again & she bear his a [p. 10] Son & he called his name Seth & Adam glorified the name of God for he Said God hath appointed me an other seed instead of Able whom Cain slew & God revealed himself unto seth & he rebelled not but offered an exceptable sacrifice like unto his brother Abel & to him also was born a Son & he called his name Enos & then began these men to call upon the name of the Lord
Genesis, Chapter 5
& the Lord blessed them & a book of rememberance was kept in the which was recorded in the Language of Adam for it was given unto as many as called upon God to write with the finger of inspiration & by them their children were taught to read & write having a languag which was pure & undefiled now this was in the begining which shall be in the end of the world now this Prophecy Adam spake as he was mooved upon : & a genealogy was kept of the Children of God & this was the Book of the generations of Adam Saying that in the day that God created man in the likeness of God made he him in the image of his own body male & female created he them & blessed them & call<​ed​> their name Adam in the day <​when​> they were created & became living souls in the Land upon the footstool of God & Adam lived an 130 years & begat a son in his own likeness & in <​after​> his own image & called his name Seth & the days after of Adam after he had begotten Seth were 800 years & he begat many sons & daughters & all the days that Adam lived were 930 years & he died Seth lived an 105 years & begat Enos & prophecied in all his days & taught Enos in the ways of God wherefore Enos Prophecied also & all the days of Seth were a lived after he begat Enos & 807 <​years​> & begat many sons & daughters & the children of men were numerous upon all the face of the land & in these days Satan had great dominion among men & raged in their hearts & from thence forth came wars & blood sheds & a mans hand was against his own brother in administering death because of secret works seeking for Power & all the days of seth were 912 years & he died & Enos & the residue of the People of God came out from the Land which was called Shulon & dwelt in a Land of Promise which he called after his own Son whom he had named Cainan & Enos lived after he begat his son Cainan 815 years & begat many sons & daughters & all the days of Enos were 905 years & he died & thus it was amen
Dec 1rst
And Cainan lived 70 years and begat Mahalaleel and Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel 840 and begat sons and daughters [p. 11]
And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years and he died, and Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years and begat Jared, and Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared 830 years and begat sons and daughters, and all the days of Mahalaleel were 895 and he died and Jared lived a hundred and sixty and two years and begat Enoch and Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years and begat sons and daughters and Jared taught Enoch in all the ways of God and this is the genealogy of the Sons of God which was the sons of Adam with whom God himself conversed and they were preachers of righteousness and spake and prophesied and called upon all men every where to repent and faith was taught unto the children of men and it came to pass that all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years and he died and Enoch lived sixty and five year[s] and begat Methuselah and it came to pass that Enoch journeyed in the land among the people and as he journeyed the spirit of God decended out of heaven and abode upon him and he heared a voice from heaven saying Enoch my son prophecy unto this people and say unto them repent for thus saith the Lord I am angry with this people and my fierse anger is kindled against them for their hearts have waxed hard and their ears are dull of hearing and their eyes cannot see a far off and for these many generations even since the day I that I created them have they gone a stray and have denied me and have saught their own councils in the dark and in their own abominations have they devised murder and have not kept the commandment that <​which​> I gave unto their father Adam where fore they have foresworn themselves and by their oaths they have eat[en] unto themselves death and an hell I have prepared for them if they repent not and this is a decree which I have sent forth in the begining of the world from mine own mouth from the foundation thereof and by the mouths of my servants thy fathers have I decreed it even as it shall be sent forth in the world unto the end thereof And when Enoch had heared these words he bowed himself to the earth before the Lord and spake before the Lord saying why is it that I have found favour in thy sight and am but a lad and all the people hate me for I am slow of speech wherefore am I thy servant and the Lord said unto Enoch go forth and do as I have commanded thee and no man shall pierce thee open thy mouth and it shall be filled I will give thee utterance for all flesh is in my hands and I will do as seemeth me good say unto this people choose ye this day a God who made you behold my spirit is upon you wherefore all thy words will I justify and the mountains [p. 12] shall flee before you and the rivers shall turn from their course and thou shalt abide in me and I in you therefore walk with me and the Lord spake unto Enoch and said unto him anointt thine eyes with clay and wash them and thou shalt see and he did so and he beheld the spirits that God had created and he beheld also things which were not presant <​visible​> and from thenceforth came the saying abroad in the land a seer hath the Lord raised up unto his people and it came to pass that Enoch went forth in the land among the people standing upon the hills and the high places and cried with a loud voice testifying against their works and all men were offended with him because of him and they came forth to hear him upon the high places saying unto the tent keepers tarry thou here and keep the tents while we go yonder to behold the seer for he prophesieth and there is a strange thing in the land a wild man hath come among us and it came to pass when they heared him no man laid their hands on him for fear came on all them that heard him for he walked with God and there came a man unto him whose name was Mahijah and said unto him tells us plainly who thou art and from whence thou came and he saith unto them I came out from the land of Cainan the land of my fathers a land of righteousness unto this day and my father taught me in all the ways of God and it came to pass as I journeyed from the land of Cainan by the sea east I beheld a vision and lo the heavens I saw and the Lord spake with me and gave me commandment wherefore for this cause to keep the commandment I speak <​forth​> these words and Enoch continued his speech saying the Lord which spake with me the same is the God of heaven and he is my God an[d] your God and ye are my brethren and why council ye your selves and deny the God of heaven the heavens hath he mad[e] the earth is his footstool and the foundation thereof is his behold he laid it and host of men hath he brought in upon the face thereof and death hath come upon our fathers nevertheless we know them and cannot deny and even the first of all we know even Adam for a book of rememberance we have written among us according to the patern given by the finger of God and it is given in our own language and as Enoch spake forth the words of God the people trembled and could not stand before his presance and he saith unto them because that Adam fell we are and by his fall came death and we are made partakers of misery and wo behold satan hath come among the children of men and tempted <​tempteth​> them to wor ship him and men have become carnal sensual and devilish and are shut out from the presance of God but God hath made known unto our <​my​> fathers that all men must repent and he called upon our father Adam by his own voice saying I am God I made the world and men before they were and he also said unto him if thou wilt turn unto me and hearken [p. 13]
<​The Plan of Salvation​>
unto my voice & believe & repent of all their transgressions & be baptised even by water in the name of mine only begotten Son which is full of grace & truth which is Jesus Christ the only name which shall be given under Heaven whereby salvation shall come unto the Children of men & ye shall ask all things in his name & what<​sover​> ye shall ask it shall be given & our father Adam spake unto the Lord & said why is it that men must repent & be baptzed by water & the Lord said unto Adam behold I have forgiven thee thy transgressions in the garden of Eden hence came the saying abroad among the People that Christ hath atoned for original guilt wherein the sins of the Parents cannot be answered upon the heads of the Children for they are whole from the foundation of the world & the Lord spake unto Adam saying as thy <​in as​> much as thy Children are conseived in sin even so when they begin to grow up sin conseiveth in their hearts & they taste the bitter that they may know to prise the good & it is given unto them to know good from eavel wherefore they are agents unto themselves & I have given an unto you another law & commandment wherefore teach it unto your children that all men evry where must repent for <​or​> they can in no wise inherit the kingdom of God for no unclean thing can dwell there or dwell in his presence for in the language of Adam man of holyness is his name & the name of his only begotten is the Son of man even Jesus Christ a righteous Judge which shall come I give unto you a commandment to teach these things freely unto your Children saying that <​in​> as were <​as much as they were​> born into the world by the fall which bringeth death by water & <​blood &​> the spirit which I have made & so became of dust a living soul even so ye must be born again of water & the spirit & cleansed by blood even the blood of mine only begotten into the mysteries of the kingdom of Heaven that ye may be Sanctified from all sin & enjoy the words of eternal life in this world & eternal life in the world to come even immortal glory for by the water ye keep the commandment by the spirit ye are Justified & by the blood ye are Sanctified that in you is given the record of Heaven the comfrorter the Peacable things of immortal grory [glory] the truth of all things that which quickeneth all things which maketh alive all things that which knoweth all things & hath all power according to wisdom mercy thruth <​Justice​> & Judgement & now behold I say unto you this is the plan of salvation unto all men the blood of mine only begotten which shall come in the maridian of time & behold all things has its likeness & all things are created & made to bear record of me both things which are temporal & things which are spiritual things which are in th[e] Heavens above & things which are on the Earth & things which are in the Earth & things which are under the Earth both above & beneath all things bear record of me & it came to pass when the Lord had spoken with [p. 14] Adam our father that Adam cried unto the Lord & he was caught away by the spirit of the Lord & was caried down into the water & was laid under the water & was brought forth out of the water & thus he was baptized & the spirit of god decended upon him & thus he was born of the spirit & became quickened in the inner man & he heard a voice out of Heaven saying thou art baptized with fire & with the Holy Ghost this is the record of the father & the Son from henceforth & forever & thou art after the order of him who was without begining of days or end of years from all eternity to all eternity behold thou art one in me a son of God & thus may all become my sons amen. & it came to pass that Enoch continued his Speech saying behold our father Adam taught these things & many have believed & become the sons of God & many have believed not & have perished in their sins & are looking forth with fear in torment for the firey indignation of the wrath of God to be poured out upon them and from that time fourth <​forth​> Enoch began to prophecy saying unto the people, that as I was journ[ey]ing and stood in the place Mahujah and I cried unto the Lord there came a voice out of heaven saying turn ye and get ye upon the Mount Simeon and it came to pass that I turned and went upon the mount as and as I stood upon the Mount I beheld the heavens open and I was clothed upon with glory and I saw the Lord he stood before my face and he talked with me even as a man talketh one with another face to face and he saith unto me look and I will shew unto thee the world for the space of many genarations it and it came to pass <​that​> I beheld in the vally of Shum and lo! a great people which dwelt in tents which were the people of Shum and again the Lord said unto me look and I looked towards the North and I beheld the people of Canaan which dwelt in tents and the Lord said into me prophecy and I prophecied saying behold the people of Canaan which are numerous shall go fourth <​forth​> in battle aray against the people of Shum and shall slay them that they shall utterly be destroyed and the people of Canaan shall divide themselves in the land and the land shall be barren and unfruitfull and none other people shall dwell there but the people of Canaan for behold the Lord shall curse the land with much heat and the barrenness thereof shall go fourth <​forth​> forever and there was a blackness come upon all the Children of Canaan that they were dispised among all people and it came to pass the Lord said unto me look and I look’d and I beheld the land of Sharon and the land of Enoch and the land of Omner and the land of Heni and the land of Shem and the land of Haner and the land of Hanannihah and all the inhabitants thereof and the Lord said unto me go forth to this people and say unto them repent lest I shall come out and smite them with a [p. 15] curse and they die and he gave unto me a commandment that I should baptise in the name of the father and <​of​> the Son which is full of grace and truth and the Holy Gohst which beareth record of the father and the Son and it came to pass that Enoch continued to call upon all the people save save it were the people of Canaan to repent and so great was the faith of Enoch that he led the people of God and their enemies came to battle against them and he spake the word of the Lord and the earth trembled and the Mountains fled even according to his command and the rivers of watter were turned <​out​> of their course and the roar of the Lions was heard out of the willderness and all nations feared greatly so powerfull was the word of Enoch and so great was the power of the language which God had given him. there also came out <​up​> a land out of the dephts of the sea and so great was the fear of the enemies of the people of God that they fled and stood afar off and went upon the land which came up out of the dephts of the sea and the Jiants of the land also stood afar off <​and​> there went forth a curse upon all the people which fought against <​God​> and from that time forth there was wars and bloodsheds among them but the Lord came and dwelt with his people and they dwelt in righteousness the fear of the Lord was upon all nations so great was the glory of the Lord which <​was​> upon his people and the Lord blessed the land and they <​were​> blessd upon the <​Mountaines​> and upon the high places and did flourish and the Lord called his people Zion because they were of one heart and of one mind and dwelt in righteousness and there was no poor among them and Enoch continued his preaching in righteousness [un]to the people of God and it came to pass in his days that he built a City that was called the City of holyness even Zion and it came to pass that Enoch talked with the Lord and he said unto the Lord surely Zion shall dwell in safety forever but the Lord said unto Enoch Zion hath I bless’d and it came to pass but the residue of the people have I cursed and it came to pass that the Lord shewed unto Enoch all the inhabitants of the earth and he beheld and lo! Zion in process of time was taken up into heaven and the Lord said unto Enoch behold mine abode forever and Enoch also beheld the residue of the people which were the sons of Adam and they were a mixture of all the seed of Adam save it were the seed of Cain for the seed of Cain were black and had not place among them and after that Zion was taken up into heaven Enoch beheld and lo all the nations of the earth were before him and there came generation upon generation and Enoch was high and lifted <​up​> even in the bosom of the father and the Son of man and behold the powers of Satan was upon all the face of the earth and and he saw Angles decending out of heaven and he heard a loud voice saying wo wo be unto the inhabtants of the earth and he beheld Satan and he had a great chain in his hand and it vail’d the whole face of the earth with darkness and he looked up and laughed and his Angles rejoced and Enoch beheld Angles decending out of heaven bearing testimony of the father and Son and the Holy Ghost fell on many and they were caught up by the powers of heaven into Zion and it came to pass that the God of heaven looked upon the residue of the peop[le] [a]nd he wept and Enoch bore record of it [p. 16] saying how is it the heavens weep and Shed fourth her tears as the rain upon the Mountains and Enoch said unto the heavens how is it that thou canst weep seeing thou art holy and from all eternity to all eternity and were it possable that man could number the particles of the earth yea and milions of earths like this it would not be a begining to the number of thy creations and thy curtains are stretch’d out still and yet thou art there and thy bosom is there and also thou art just thou art mercifull and kind forever thou hast taken Zion to thy thine own bosom from all thy creations from all eternity to all eternity and naught but peace justice and truth is the habitation of thy throne and mercy shall go before thy face and have no end how is it that thou cansts weep the Lord said unto Enoch behold these thy breatheren they are the workmanship of mine own hands and I gave unto them their knowledge in the day I created them and in the garden of Eden gave I unto man his agency and unto thy breatheren have I said and also gave commandment that they should love one another and that they should cho[o]se me their father but behold they are without effection and they hate their own blood and the fire of mine indignation is kindled against them and in my hot displeasure will I send in the floods upon them for my first <​feirce​> anger is kindled against them behold I am God man of holiness is my name man of Council is my name and endless and eternal is my name also wherefore I can stretch fourth <​forth​> my <​mine​> hands and hold all the creations which I have made and mine eye can peirce them also and among all the workmanship of mine hand there has not been so great wickedness as among thy breatheren but behold their sins shall be upon the heads of their fathers Satan shall be their father and misary shal[l] be their doom and the whole heavens shall weep over them even all the workmanship of mine hands wherefore should not the heavens weep seeing these shall suffer but behold these which thine eyes are upon shall perish in the floods and beho[ld] I will shut them up an a prison have I prepared for them and that which I have chosen hath plead before my face wherefor[e] he suffereth for their sins inasmuch as they will repent in the day that my chosen shall return unto me and untill that day they shall be in torment wherefore for this shall the heaven weep yea and all the workmanship of thine <​mine​> han[ds] and it came to pass that the Lord spake unto Enoch and told Enoch all the doings of the children of men wherefore Enoch knew and looked upon their wickedness and their misary and wept and stretched forth his arms <​& his heart swelled​> wide as eternity and his bowels yearned and all eternity shook and Enoch saw Noah also and his family that the posterity of all the sons of Adam <​Noah​> should be saved with a temporal salvation wherefore he saw that Noah built an Ark. and the Lord smiled upon i[t] and held it in his own hand but upon the residue of the wicked came the floods and swallowed them up [p. 17] and as Enoch saw thus he had bitterness of soul and wept over his breatheren and said unto the heavens I will refuse to be comforted but the Lord said unto Enoch lift up your heart and be glad and look and it came to pass that Enoch looked and from Noah he beheld all the families of the earth and he cryed cried unto the Lord saying when shall the day of the Lord come when shall the blood of the righteous be shed that all they that mourn may be sanctyfied and have eternal <​life​> and the Lord said in <​it​> shall be in the meridien of time in the days of wickedness and vengence and behold Enoch saw the day of the coming of the son of man even in the flesh and it <​he​> <​his soul​> s rejoced saying the righteous is lifted up and the Lamb is slain from the foundation of the world and through faith I am in the bosom of the father and behold Zion is with me and it came to pass that Enoch look’d upon the earth and he heard a voice from the bowels thereof saying wo wo is me the mother of men I am pained I am weary because of the wickedness of my children when shall I rest and be cleans’d from the wickedness wh filthiness which has gone forth out of me when will my creator sanctify me that I may rest and righteousness for a season abide upon my face and when Enoch heard the earth mourn he wept and cried unto the Lord saying O Lord wilt thou not have compassion upon the earth wilt thou not bless the children of Noah and it came to pass that Enoch continued his cry unto the Lord saying I ask thee O Lord in the name of thy only begotten even Jesus Christ that thou wilt have mercy upon Noah and his seed that the earth might never more be covered by the froods [floods] and the Lord could not withold and he covenented with Noah and swore unto him with an oath that he would stay the floods that he would call upon the children of Noah and he sent fourth an unaltarable decree tha[t] a remnent of his seed should always be found among all nations while the earth should stand and the Lord said blessed is him through whose seed Massiah should come for he saith I am Massiah the king of Zion the rock of heaven which is broad as eternity and whose <​whoso​> cometh in at the gate and climbeth up by me shall never fall wherefore blessed are they of which I have spoken for th[ey] shall come forth with songs of everlasting joy and it came to pass that Enoch cried unto the Lord saying when the Son of man cometh in the flesh shall the earth rest I pray thee shew me these things and the Lord said unto Enoch look and <​he​> looked and beheld the Son of man lifted up<​on​> on the cross after the manner of men and he heard a loud voice and the heavens were vail’d and all the creation of God mourned and the earth groan’d and the rocks were rent and the saints arose and was crowned at the right hand of the son of man with crowns of glory and as many of the spirits as were in prison came fourth and stood on the right hand of God and the remainder were <​was​> reserved in chaines of darkness untill the Judgement of the great day and again Enoch wept and cried unto the Lord <​again​> saying when shall the earth rest and Enoch beheld the Son of <​man​> ascend up unto the father and he call’d unto the Lord saying wilt thou not come again upon the earth for inasmuch as thou art God and I know the[e] and thou hast sworn unto me and commanded me that I should ask in the name of thine only begotten thou hast made me and given unto me a right to thy throne and not of myself but through thine own grace wherefore I ask thee if thou wilt not come again on the earth and the [p. 18] Lord said unto Enoch as I live even so will I come in the last days in the days of wickedness and vengence to fulfill the oath which I have made unto you concerning the children of Noah and the day shall come that the earth shall rest but before that day the heavens shall be darkened and <​a​> veil of darkness shall cover the earth and the heavens shall shake and also the earth and great tribulations shall be among the children of men but my people will I preserve and righteousness will I send down out of heaven and truth will I send fourth out the earth to bear testimony of mine only begotten his resurection from the dead yea and also the resurection of all men and righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with the flood to gether out mine own elect from the four quarters of the earth unto a place which I shall prepare an holy City that my people may gird up their loins and be looking fourth for the time of my coming for there shall be my tabernicle and it shall be called Zion a New Jerusalem and the Lord said unto Enoch then shalt thou and all thy City meet them there and we will receive them into our bosom and they shall us see us and we will fall upon their necks and they shall fall upon our necks and we will kiss each other and there shall be mine abode and it shall be Zion which shall come fourth out of all the creations which I have made and for the space of a thousand years shall the earth [res]t and it came to pass that Enoch saw the days of the coming of the son of man in the last days to dwell on the earth in righteousness for the space of a thousand years but before that <​day​> he saw great tribulation among the wicked and he also saw the sea that it was troubled and mens hearts failing them looking forth with fear for the judgements of the Allmighty God upon the wicked which should come upon the wicked and the Lord shewed Enoch all things even unto the end of the world and he saw the day of the righteous the hour of their redemption and received a fullness of joy and all the days of Zion in the days of Enoch were three Hundred and Sixty five years and Enoch and all his people walked with God and he dwellt in the midst of Zion and it came to pass that Zion was not for God received it up into his own bosom and from thence went forth the saying Zion is fled. and it came to pass that Mathusalah the son of Enoch was not taken that the covenents of the Lord might be fulfilled which he made to Enoch for he truely covenanted with Enoch that Noah should <​come​> be the fruit of his loines and it came to pass that Mathusalah prophecied that from his loins should spring all the kingdoms of the earth <​(​>from Noah<​)​> and he took glory unto himself and there came fourth a great famine into the land and the Lor[d] cursed the earth with a sore curse and many of the inhabitants thereof died and it came to pass that Mathusalah lived an hundred eighty and seven years and begat Lamach and Mathusalah lived after he begat Lamach seven Hundred eighty and two years and begat sons and daughters and all the days of Mathusalah were nine Hundred Sixty and nine years and he died and Lamach lived an Hundred eighty and two years and begat a son and he called his name Noah saying this son shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands because of the ground which [p. 19] the Lord hath curs’d and Lamach lived after he begat Noah five Hundred ninety and five years and begat sons and daughters and all the days of Lamach were seven Hundred seventy and seven years and he died. And Noah was five Hundred years old and Noah begat shem Ham and Japheth
Genesis, Chapter 6
Chapter 6th
And it came to pass that Noah and his sons hearkened unto the Lord and gave heed and they were called the sons of God and when these men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them that the sons of men saw that their daughters were fair the<​y​> took them wives even as they chose and the Lord said unto Noah the daughters of thy sons have sold themselves for behold mine anger is kindled against the sons of men for they will not hearken to my voice and it it came to pass that Noah prophecied and taught the things of God even as it was in the begining and the Lord said unto Noah my spirit shall not always strive with man for he shall know that all flesh shall die yet his days shall be an Hundred and Twenty years and if men do not repent I will send in the floods upon them and in those days there were giants in <​on​> the earth and the<​y​> sought Noah to take away his life but the Lord was with Noah and the power of the Lord was upon him and the Lord ordained Noah after his own order and commanded him that he should <​go​> fourth and declare his Gospel unto the children of m[en] even as it was given unto Enoch and it came to pass that Noah calld upon men that they should repent but the<​y​> hearkened not unto his words and also after that they had heard him they came up before him saying behold we are the sons of God have we not taken unto ourselves the daughters of men and are we not eating eating and drinking and marriing and given in marriage and and our wives bear unto us children and the same are mighty men which are like unto them of old men of great renown the and they hearken’d not unto the words of Noah and God saw that the wickedness of man had become great in the earth and every man was lifted up in the immagination of the thoughts of his heart being only evil continually And it came to pass that Noah continued his preaching unto the people saying hearken and give heed unto my words <​beleive​> and repent of your sins and be Baptised in the name of Jesus christ the Son of God even as our fathers did and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost that ye may have all things made manifest and if you do not do this the floods will come in upon you nevertheless they harkened not and it repented Noah and his heart was pained that the Lord had made man on the earth and it greived him at his heart and the Lord said I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man, and beast, and the creeping things, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth Noah that I have created them and that I have made them and he hath called upon me and they have sought his life but Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord and Noah was a just man and perfect in his genarations and Noah walked with God and also his three sons Shem Ham and Japheth. the earth was corrupt before God and the earth was filled with violence and God looked upon the earth and behold it was corrupt for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth and God said unto Noah the end of all flesh is come before me for the earth is filled with violence through them and behold I will [p. 20] destroy them from off the earth make thee an Ark of gopher wood rooms shalt thou make in the ark and shall pitch it within and without with pitch and the lenght of the ark thou shalt make three Hundred cubits the bredth of it fifty cubits and the height of it thirty cubits a window shalt thou make to the Ark and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above and the door of the Ark shalt thou set in the side thereof lower second and third chambers shalt thou make in it and behold I even I will bring in a flood of watters upon the earth to destroy all flesh where in shall be the breath of life from under heaven every thing that liveth on the earth shall die but with thee will I establish my covenent even as I have sworn with <​unto​> thy father Enoch that a remnant of thy posterity should be preserved among all Nations which shall come and thou shalt come into the Ark thou and thy sons and thy wife and thy sons wives with thee and of every living thing of all flesh two of every kind shalt thou bring into the Ark to keep alive with thee they shall be male and female of fowls after their kind and of cattle after their kind of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind two of every kind shalt thou take into the Ark to keep alive. And take thou unto the[e] of all food that is eaten and thou shalt gether fruit of every kind unto the[e] in the Ark and it shall be for food for thee and for them thus did Noah according to all that God commanded him even so Amen
Genesis, Chapter 7
Chapter 7
And the Lord said unto Noah come thou and all thy house into the Ark, for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens the and his female male and his female, and of beast that are not clean by two the male and his female, of fowls also of the air by sevens the male and the female, to keep seed alive upon all the face of <​all​> the earth for yet seven days and <​I​> will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights and every living substence that I have made, will I destroy from off the face of the earth and Noah did according to all that the Lord commanded him and Noah was Six Hundred years old when the flood of watters was upon the earth. and Noah went in and his sons and his wife and his sons wives with him into the Ark because of the watters of the flood of clean beasts and of beasts that were not clean and of fowls and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth there went in two and two unto Noah into the Ark the male and the female as God had commanded Noah and it came to pass after seven days that the watters of the flood were upon the earth in the Six Hundredth year of Noahs life in the Second Month Month the seventeenth day of Month the same day were all the fountains of the great deep [p. 21] broken up and the windows of heaven were opened and the rain was upon the ea[r]th forty days and forty nights in the self same day entered Noah and Shem and Ham Japheth the sons of Noah and Noahs wife and three wives of his sons with them into the Ark and they that went in went in male and female of all flesh as God had commanded him, and the Lord shut him in and the flood was forty days upon the earth and the watters increas’d and bear up the Ark and it was lift up above the e earth and the watters prevailed and <​were​> increased greatly upon the earth and the Ark went upon the face of the watters and the watters prevaild exceedingly upon the face of the earth and all the high hills that are under the whole heaven were covered fifteen cubits upward did the watters prevail and the Mountains were covered and all flesh died that moved upon the face of the earth both of fowl and of cattle and of beasts and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth and every man all in whose noistrals the Lord had breathed the breath of life of all that were in the dry land died and every living substance was distroyed which was upon the face of the ground both man and cattle a and the creeping things and the fowls of the heaven and they were distroyed from the earth and Noah only remained and they that were with him in the Ark and the watters prevaild on the earth one Hundred and fifty days.
Genesis, Chapter 8
And God remembered Noah and all that was in the Ark that were with him in the Ark, and God made a wind to pass over the earth and the watters assuaged, The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped and the rain from heaven was restrained, and the watters returned from of[f] the earth and after the end of the Hundred and fifty days the watters were abated, and the Ark rested in the seventh Month on the seventeenth day of the Month upon the Mountains of Arrarat And the watters decreased untill the tenth Month, <​On​> In the tenth day on the first of the Month were the tops of the Mountains seen and in the tenth day of the Month were the tops of the Mountaines seen and it came to pass at the end of forty days that Noah opened the window of the Ark which he had made and he sent fourth <​forth​> a raven which went fourth <​forth​> to and fro untill the watters were dri[e]d up from off the earth also he sent forth a dove from him to <​see​> if the watters were abated from off the face of the ground, but the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot and she returned unto him into the Ark for the watters had not receeded from off the face of the whole earth then he put fourth forth his hand and took her and pulled her in into <​unto​> him into the Ark and he staid yet other seven days and <​again he​> sent forth the dove which returned not again unto him any more And it came to pass in the Six Hundredth and first year in the first year first Month in first day of the Month the watters were dried up from off the earth and again he sent forth the dove out of the Ark and the dove came into in to him in the evening and lo in her mouth an Olve leaf pluckt off so Noah knew [p. 22] that the watters were abated from off the earth and he staid yet other seven days and sent fourth a dove which returned not again to <​unto​> him any more And it came to pass in the Six Hundredth and first year in the first <​day​> Month the first day of the Month the watters were dried up from off the earth and Noah removed the covering of the Ark and looked and behold the face of the ground was dry and in the second Month on the seven and twentieth day of the Month was the earth dried and God spake unto Noah saying go forth out of the Ark thou and thy wife and thy sons and thy sons wives with thee bring fourth with thee every living thing that is with of all flesh both of fowl and of cattle and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth that they may breed abundenly in the earth and be fruitfull and multiply upon the earth and Noah went forth and his sons and his wife and his sons wives with him every beast every creeping thing and every fowl upon the earth after their kinds [w]ent fourth out of the Ark and Noah builded an Alter unto the Lord and took of every clean beast and of every clean fowl and offered burnt <​burnt​> offerings on the Alter and gave thanks unto the Lord and rejoiced in his heart and the Lord spake unto Noah and he blessed him and Noah smelled a sweet a sweet savour and he said in his heart I will call on the name of the Lord that he will not again curse the ground any more for mans sake for the imagination of mans heart is evil from his youth neither will I again smite any more every and that he will not again smite any more every thing living as he has done while the earth remaineth and that seed time and harvest and cold and heat and summer and winter and day and night may not cease with man
Genesis, Chapter 9
Chapter 8 8th
And God blessed Noah and his sons and said unto them be fruitfull and multiply and replenish the earth and the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every fowl of the air upon all that moveth on the earth and upon all the fishes of the sea into your hand are they delivered every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you even as the green herb have I given you all things but the blood of all flesh which I have given you for meat shall be shed upon the ground which taketh life thereof and the blood ye shall not eat and surely your blood [p. 23]
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and surely blood shall not be shed only for meat to save your lives lives and the blood of every beast will I require at your hands and whoso shedeth mans blood by man shall his blood be shed for man shall not shed the blood of man for at the hand of every mans brother for a commandment I give that every mans brother shall preserve the life of man for in mine own image have I made man and a commandment I give into <​unto​> you be ye fruitfull and multiply bring fourth abundantly on the earth and multiply therein and God spake unto Noah and to his sons with him saying and I behold I will establish my covenent with you which I made unto your father Enoch concerning your seed after you and it shall come to pass that every living creature that is with you of the fowl and of the cattle and of the beast of the earth that is with you which shall go out of the Ark shall not altogether perish neither shall all fresh [flesh] be cut off any more by the watters of a flood neither shall there any more be a flood to distroy the earth and I will establish my covenent with you which I made unto Enoch concerning the remnants of your posterity and God made a covenent with Noah and said this shall be the token of the covenent which I make between me and you and for every living creature which is with you for perpetual genarations and I will set my bow in the cloud it shall and it shall be a for a token of a covenent between me and the earth and it shall come to pass when I bring a cloud over the earth that the bow shall be seen in the cloud and I will remember my covenent which I have made between me and you for every living creature of all flesh and the shall no watters shall no more become <​a flood​> to distroy all flesh and the bow shall be in the cloud and I will look upon it that I may remember the eveerlasting covenent which I made unto thy father Enoch that when <​men​> should keep all my commandments Zion should again come on the earth the City of Enoch which I have caught up unto myself and this is mine everlasting covenent that when thy posterity shall embrace the <​truth​> and look upward then shall Zion look downward and all the heavens shall shake with gladness and the earth shall tremble with joy and the general assembly of the church of the first born shall come down out of heaven and posess the earth and shall have place untill the end come and this is mine everlasting covenent which I made with thy father Enoch and the bow shall be in the cloud and I will establish my covenent unto thee which I have made between me and thee for every living creature of all flesh that shall be upon the earth and God said [p. 24] unto Noah this is the token of the covenent which I have a established between me and thee for all flesh that shall be upon the earth and the sons of Noah that went forth of the the Ark were Shem and Ham and Japheth and Ham was the father Canaan these were the three sons of Noah and of them was the whole earth overspread and Noah began to till the earth and he was an husband man and he planted a vineyard and he drank of the wine and was drunken and he was uncovered within his tent and Ham the father Canaan saw the nakedness of his father and told his breatheren without and Shem Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid upon both their shoulders and went backward and they saw not their fathers nakedness and Noah awoke from his wine and k[n]ew what his younger son had done unto him, and he said cursed be Canaan a Servent of servents shall he be unto his breatheren and he said blessed be the Lord God of Shem and Canaan shall be his servent and a vail of darkness shall cover him that he shall be known among all men God shall enlarge Japheth and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem and Canaan shall be his serven[t] and Noah lived after the flood three Hundred and fifty years and all the days of Noah were nine Hundred and fifty years and he died
Genesis, Chapter 10
Chapter 9
Now these were the generations of the sons of Noah Shem Ham and Japheth and unto them were sons born after the flood the sons of Japheth Gomer and Magog. Madai and Javan and tubal and Meshech and Tiras and the sons of Gomar as Ashkenaz and Riphath and Togarmah and the sons of Javan Elishah and Tarshish Kittim Dodanim by these were the Isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands every one after his toungue <​the same toungue​> after their families in their nations. And the Sons of Ham Cush and Mizraim and phut Phut and Canaan and the sons of Cush Seba and Havilah and Sabtah and Raamah and Sabtecha and the <​Sons of​> Raamah Sheba Dedan. And Cush begat Nimrod he began to be a mighty one in the earth he was a mighty hunter before the Lord <​in the land​> wherefore it is said even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord <​in the land​> and he began a kingdom, and the begining of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh in the land of Shinar out of that land went fourth Ashur and builded Ninevah and the City Rehoboth, and Calah, and Resen between Ninevah and Calah the same was a great City and Mizraim begat Ludim and Anamim and Lehabim and Naphtuhim and [Pathru]sim and Casluhim out of whom came Phillistim [p. 25] Philistim and Caphtorim and Canaan begat Sidon his first born and Heth and <​the​> Jebusite and the Amorite and Gergasite and Hivite and the Arkite and the Sinite and the Arvadite and Zemarite and the Hamathite and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad and the borders of the Canaanites was from Sidon as thou comest to Gerar unto Gaza as thou goest unto Sodom and Gomorah and Admah and Zeboiim even unto Lasha these were the sons of Ham after their families after their tounges <​the same tounge​> in their countries <​and​> in their nations
Unto Shem also the father of all the Children of Eber the were children born
And unto Shem the elder also was born Eber the father of all the children of Eber even to him were many Children born the Children of Shem Elam and Ashur and Arphaxed and Lud and Aram
Unto Shem also which was the elder children were born, and he was the father of Eber and even to him were children born, and these are the children of Shem Eber Elam and Ashur and arphaxed and Lud and Aram and the children of And these were the children of Aram Us & Hul and Gether <​&​> Mash and Arphaxed And Arphaxed Salah begat Salah and Salah begat Eber and unto Eber were born two Sons The name of one the name of one Peleg the other Jocton Joktan and Peleg was a mighty man for in his days was the earth divided & Joktan begat Almodad and Sheleph and Hazarmaveth <​and Jerah​> and Hadoram and Uzel and Diklah and Obal and Abimael and Sheba and Ophar and Havilah and Jobab all these were the Sons of Joktan and their dwelling from Mesha as tho[u] goest unto Sephar a Mount of the east These were the sons of Shem after their families after their toungues in their lands after their Nations These were the families of the sons of Noah after their genarations in their Nations [p. 26] and by these were the nationes divided on the earth after the flood.
Genesis, Chapter 11
And the whole earth was of one the same language and of the same speech, and it came to pass that many jouneyed from the east and as the<​y​> journeyed from the east the<​y​> found a plain in the land of Shinar and they dwelt there in the plain of Shinar, and they said one to another come go to let us make brick and burn them thoroughly and they had brick for Stone and they had slime for mortar and they said come go to let us build us a City and a Tower whose top will be high well nigh unto heaven and let us make us a name lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth, And the Lord came down to see the Ci beholding the City and the Tower which the children of men were building and the Lord said behold the people are the same and they all have the same language and this <​Tower​> they begin to build and now nothing will be restrained from them which they have immagined excep I the Lord confound their language that they may not under stand one anothers speech So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the land unto <​into​> every quarter of the eart So I the Lord will scatter them abroad from thence upon all the face of the land and into every quarter of the earth and they were confounded and left off to build the City and they hearkened not unto the Lord, therefore is the name of it called Babel because the Lord was displeased with their works, and did there confound the languag[e] of all the earth. and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face thereof. and these were the genarations of Shem, Shem being an Hundred years old begat Arphaxed two years after the flood and Shem lived after he <​be​>gat Arphaxed [p. 27] begat Arphaxed five Hundred years and begat Sons and Dughters <​and Arphaxed lived five and thrty years and begat Salah and Arphaxd lived​> and Arphaxed lived after he begat Salah four Hundred and three years and begat sons and daughtes And Salah lived thirty years and begat Eber and Salah lived after he begat Eber four Hundred and three years and begat Sons and daughters And Eber lived four and thirty years and begat Peleg and Eber lived after he begat Peleg four Hundred and thirty years and begat sons and daughters and Peleg lived thirty years and begat Rheu and Peleg lived after he begat Rheu two Hundred and nine years and begat sons and daughters And Rheu <​lived​> two and thirty years and begat Serug and Rheu lived after he begat Serug two Hundred and seven years and begat sons and daughters and Serug lived thirty years and beget Nahor and Serug lived after he begat Nahor two Hundred years and begat Sons and daugters and Nahor lived nine and twenty years and begat Terah and Nahor lived after he begat Terah a Hundred nineteen years and begat sons and daughters and Terah lived Seventy years and begat <​Abram​> Nahor and Haran. Now these were the generations of Terah, Terah begat Abram Nahor and Haran and Heran begat Lot. and Heran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativety in Ur of the Chaldeas, and Abram and Nahor took them wives and the name of Abram’s wife <​was​> Sarah <​was​> Saraih <​Sarai​> and the <​name of​> Nahor’s wife Milcha the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcha and the father Ischa <​of​> Iscah but Sarah <​Sarai​> was barren and she bare no child and Terah took Abram his Son and Lot the Son of Haran his son’s son and Sarai Sarai his daughterinlaw his son Abrams wife and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldeas to go into the land of Canaan and the<​y​> came unto Haran and dwelt there and the days of Terah was two Hundred and five years and Terah died in Haran.
Genesis, Chapter 12
Now the lord had said unto Abram get the out of thy country, and from thy kindred and from thy fathers house unto a a land that I will shew thee, and I will make of [p. 28] thee a great nation and I will bless thee and make thy name great and thou shalt be a blessing and I will bless them that bless thee and curse them that curse thee and in thee shall the families of the earth be blessed. so Abram departed as the Lord had spoken unto him and Lot went with him and Abram was seventy and five years of <​old​> when he departed out of Haran and Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brothers son and all their substance that they had gathered and the souls that they had gotten in Haran and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan and into the land of Canaan the<​y​> came and Abram pass<​ed​> through the land unto the place <​of​> Sechem unto the plain <​of​> Moreh and the Canaanite<​s​> was <​were​> then in the land and the Lord appeared unto Abram and said unto thy seed will I give this land and there builded he an Alter unto the Lord who appeared unto him and he removed from thence unto a Mountain on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent leaving bethel on the west and Hai was on the east and there he builded an Alter unto the Lord and called upon the name of the Lord and Abram journeyed going on still toward the South and there was a famine in the land and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there for the famine became grevious in the land, and it came to pass when he was come near to enter into Egypt that he said unto Sarai his wife b[e]hold now I know thee to be a fair woman to look upon therefore it shall come to pass when the Egyptians see thee shall see thee that they shall say this is his wife and they will kill me but they will save thee a live say say I pray thee unto them I am his sister that it may be well with thee <​me​> for his <​thy​> sake and my soul shall live because of thee, and it came to [p. 29] pass <​that​> when Abram was come into Egypt the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair the princes also <​of​> Pharaoh beheld her and remmended her saw her and commended her before Pharaoh and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house and he entreated Abram well for her sake; and he had sheep and Oxen and he Asses and men Servents and maid Servents and she Asses and Camels and the Lord pleagued Pharaoh and his house with great pleagues because of Sarai Abrams wife and Pharaoh called Abram and said what hast thou done unto me in in <​this​> thing why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife why saidst thou she is my Sister so I might have taken her <​to​> me to wife. now therefore behold I say unto <​thee​> take thy wife and go thy way. And Pharaoh commanded men concerning him and they sent him away and his wife and all that he had.
Genesis, 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​> and Abram was very rich in cattle in Silver and in gold and he went on his journis from the south even to Bethel unto the place where his tent had been at the begining between Bethel and Hai unto the place of the Alter which he had made there at the first And there Abram called on the name of the Lord and Lot also which went with Abram had flocks and herds and tents and the land was not able to bear them that they might dwell together for their substance was great that they could not dwell together and there was a strife between the herdsmen herdmen of Abrams cattle and the herdsmen herdmen of Lots cattle that they could not dwell together and <​the​> Canaanite and the Perezite dwelled then [p. 30] in the land. And Abram said unto Lot let there be no strife I pray thee between me and thee and between my herdsmen herdmen and thy herdsmen herdmen for we are breatheren is not the whole land before thee seperate thyself I pray thee from me if thou go to the left hand then I will go to the right if thou go to the right hand then I will go to the left and Lot lifted up his eyes and beheld all the plain of jordan that it was well wattered every where before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah like as the garden of the Lord like the land of Egypt like as the land when thou comest unto Zoar Then Lot chose him all the plain of jordan and Lot journeyed east and the<​y​> seperated themselves the one from the other Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan. and Lot dwelled in the Cities of the plain and pitched his tent toward Sodom but the men of Sodom becoming sinners and exceedingly wicked before the Lord the Lord was angry with them and the Lord said unto Abram after that Lot was seperated from him lift up now thine eyes and look from the place where thou art northward and southward and eastward and westward and remember the covenent which I make with thee for it shall be an everlasting covenent and thou shalt remember the days of Enoch thy father and <​for all the land which thou seest to thee will I give it and to thy seed forever and​> I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth so that if a man can number the dust of the earth thy seed shall also be numbered Arise walk through the land in the lenghth of it <​and it the breadth of it for I will give it unto thee​> then Abram removed his tent and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamree which was in Hebron and built there an Alter in unto the Lord [p. 31]
Genesis, Chapter 14
And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Elasar Chederlaomer king of Elam and Tidal king of Nations <​that​> these kings made war with Bera king of Sodom and with Bersha king of Sodom Gomorrah Shinab king of Adma and Shemeber king of Zebioim Zeboiim and the king of Bela which is Zoar all these were joined together in the vale of Siddim which is the Salt sea twelve years they Served Chederlaomer and in the thirteenth year they rebelled and in the fourteenth year came Chederlaomer and the kings that were with him and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim and <​the​> Zuzims in Ham <​and​> the Emmims Emims in Shaveh Keriatheim and the Horites in <​their​> Mount Seir unto Elparan which was by the willderness and the<​y​> returned and came to Enmishpat which is Kadesh and smote all the country of the Amalakites and also the Amorites Hazezontamar and there went out the King of Sodom and the King of Gomorrah and the king of Amah Admah and the King of Zeboiim and the King of Bela which is Zoar and the<​y​> joined battle with them in the Vale of Siddim with Chederlaomer King of Elam and with Tidal King of Nations and Armaphel <​Amraphel​> King of Shinar, and Arioch Arioch King of Ellasar four Kings with five and the vale of Siddim were <​was​> filled with slime pits and the Kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled and fell there and <​they​> that remained fled to the Mountain which was called Hanable Hanabal and the<​y​> took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their victuals and went their way and the<​y​> took Lot Abram’s brother’s Son who dwelt in Sodom and his goods and departed and there came one that had escaped and told Abram the Hebrew the man of God for he dwelt <​in​> the plain of Mamree the Amorite brother of Escole and Eshcol and brother of Ener and these were confederate with Abram and when Abram heard that Lot his brothers sons Son [p. 32] was taken captive he armed his trained men and they which <​were born​> in his own house three Hundred and eighteen and persued unto Dan and he divided himself againsts them he and his men by night and smote them and persued them unto Hobah which was on the left hand of Demascus and he brought back all the goods Lot his brothers son and all his goods and the women also and the people and the King of Sodom also went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chederleomar and of the Kings that were with <​him​> at the valy of Shaveeh Shaveh which was the Kings dale and Melchizedeck King of Salam brought fourth forth bread and wine and he break bread and blessed it and he blessed the wine he being the Priest of the most High God and he gave to Abram and he blessed him him and said blessed Abram thou art a man of the most high High God possesor possessor of heaven and earth and blessed is the name of the most High God which hath delivered thine enemies into thine <​thy​> hand and he Abram gave him tithes of all he had taken and the King of Sodom said unto Abram give me the persons and take the goods to thyself and Abram said to the King of Sodom I have lifted up my hand unto the Lord the most High God the possessor of heaven and earth and have sworn that I will not take from of <​thee​> from a thread even to a shoe latchet and that I will not take any thing that is thine lest thou shouldst say I have made Abram rich save only that which the young men have eaten and the portion of the men which went with <​me​> Ener Eshcol <​a <​&​>​> Mamre let them take their portion. And Melchizedeck lifted up his voice and blessed Abram. Now Melchizedeck was a man of faith who wrought righteousness and when a child he feared God and stoped the mouths of Lions and quenched the violence of fire and thus having been approved of God he was ordained [p. 33] <​a​> a high Preist after the order of the covenent which God made with Enoch it being after the order of the Son of God which order came not by man nor the will of men but of neither by father nor Mother neither by begining of days nor end of years but of God and was delivered unto men by the calling of his own voice according to his own will unto as many as beleived on his name for God having sworn unto Enoch and unto his seed with an oath by himself that every one being ordained after this order and calling should have power by faith to break Mountains to divide the seas to dry up watters to turn them out of their course to put at defience the armies of nations to divide the earth to break every band to stand in the preasence of God to do all things according to his will according to his command subdue principalities and powers and this by the will of the Son of God which was from before the foundation of the world and men having this faith coming up unto this order of <​God​> were translated and taken up into heaven. And now Melchizedeck was a Priest of this order therefore he obtained peace in Salam and was called the prince of peace and his people wraught righteousness and obtained heaven heaven and sought for the City of Enoch which God had before taken seperating it from the earth having reserved it unto the latter days or the end of the world and hath said and sworn with an oath that the heavens and the earth should come together and the sons of God should be tryed so as by fire and this Melchizedeck having thus established righteousness was called the King of heaven by his people or in other words the King of peace and he lifted up his voice and he blessed Abram being the high Priest and the keeper of the store house of God him whom God had appointed to receive tithes for the poor wherefore Abram paid unto him tithes of all that he had of all the riches which he posessed which God had given him more that than that which he had need and it came to pass that God blessed [p. 34] Abram and gave unto him riches and honour and lands for an everlasting possession according to the covenent which he had made and according to the blessing wherewith Melchizedeck had blessed him.
Genesis, Chapter 15
And it came to pass that after these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision saying fear not Abram I will be thy sheild I will by thy exceeding great reward and according to the blessings of my servent I will give unto thee and Abram said Lord God what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless and Eleazer of D[a]mascus is made the Steward of my house and Abram said behold to me thou hast given no seed and lo! one born in mine house is mine heir. And behold the word of the Lord came unto him again saying this shall not be thine heir but that he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir and he brought him forth abroad and he said look now toward heaven and tell the stars if thou be able to number them and he said unto him so shall thy seed be and Abram said Lord God how wilt thou give me this land for an everlasting inheritence and the Lord said though thou was dead, yet am I not able to give it the<​e​> and if thou shal[t] die yet thou shalt possess it for the day cometh that the son of man shall live but how can he live if he be not dead he must first be quickened, and it came to pass that Abram saw looked forth and saw the days of the Son of man and was glad and his soul found rest and he beleived in the Lord, and the l his faith e the Lord counted it to him for righteousness. and the Lord said unto him I the Lord brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldeas to give thee this land to inherit it and Abram said Lord whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it, yet he beleived God and the Lord said unto him take me <​a​> heifer of three [p. 35] years old and a she goat of three years old and a ram of three years old and and a turtle dove and a young pigeon and he took unto him all these and he divided them in the midst and he laid each peice one against another but the birds divided he not and when the fowls came down upon the carcases Abram drove them away and when the Sun was going down a deep sleep feel fell upon Abram and Lo! a great horror of darkness fell upon him and the Lord spake and he said unto Abram no know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land which shall not be theirs and shall serve strangers and they shall be afflicted and serve them four Hundred years and also that nation whom they shall serve will I judge and afterward shall they come out with great substance and thou shalt die and go to thy fathers in peace thou shall be buried in a good old age <​but​> in the fourth genaration they shall come forth hither again for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full. and it came to pass that when the sun went down and it was dark behold a smoking <​furnace​> and a burning lamp which passed between those peices which Abram had divided and in that same day the Lord made a covenent with Abraham saying unto thy seed have I given this land from the river of Egypt unto the great river Euphrates the Kenites and and Kenazites and the Kadmonites and the Hittites and the Perizites and the Rephaims and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Girgashites and the Jebusites.
Genesis, Chapter 16
Now Sarai Abrams wife bear him no children and she had a handmaid an Egyptian whose name was Hagar and Sarai said unto Abram b[e]hold now the Lord hath restrained me from bearing I pray thee go in unto my maid it may be that I will <​may​> obtain children by her and Abram hearkened unto the voice of Sarai and Sarai abram’s wife wife took [p. 36] Hagar her maid the Egyptian after Abram had dwellt ten years in the land of Canaan and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife and he went in unto Hagar and she conceived and when she saw that she had conceived her mistress was dispised in her eyes and Sarai said unto Abram my rong is upon thee I have given my maid into thy bosom and when she saw that she had conceived I was dispised in her eyes the Lord judge between me and thee but Abram said unto Sarai behold thy maid is in thy hand do to her as it pleaseth thee and when Sarai dealt hardly with her she fled from her face and the Angle of the Lord found her by a fountain of watter in the wilderness by the fountain in the way to Shur. and he said Hagar Sarai’s maid whence comest thou and whither wilt thou go and she said I flee from <​the face of​> my mistress Sarai and the Angle of the Lord said unto her return to thy mistress and submit thyself unto <​under​> her hands and the Angle of the Lord said unto her I <​the Lord​> will multiply thy seed <​exceedingly​> that it shall not be numbered for multitude and the Angle of the Lord said unto her behold thou art with child and shalt bear a Son and shalt call his name Ishmael because the Lord has heard thy affliction and he will be a wild man and his hand will be against every man and every mans hand agains[t] him and he shall dwell in the presence of all his breatheren and she called the name name of the Angle of the Lord which <​that​> spake unto her saying thou Angle of God seeest me and why is she said how is it for have I also looked after him that seeeth me and he spake unto her saying knowest thou that God see seest thee and she said I know that God seeth me for I have also here looked after him, and there was a well between Kadesh and Bered near where Hagar saw the Angle and the name of the Angle was Beer-la hai roi where <​fore​> the well was called Beer la hai roi for a memorial and [p. 37] Hagar bear Abram a son and Abram called his sons name which Hagar bear Ishmael and Abram was four score and six years old when Abram Hagar bear Ishmael to Abram.
Genesis, Chapter 17
And when Abram was ninety and nine years old the Lord appeared unto Abram and said unto him I the almighty God shew <​give​> unto thee a commandment that thou shalt walk uprightly before and be perfect and I will make thy <​my​> covenent between me and thee and will multiply the[e] exceedingly. and it came to pass that Abram fell on his face and called upon the name of the Lord and God talked with him saying my people have gone astray from my precepts and have not kept mine ordinances which I gave unto their fathers and they have not observed mine anointing and the buriel or baptism wherewith I commanded them but have turned from the commandment and taken taken unto themselves the washing or baptism of children and the blood of sprinkling and have said that the blood righteous Abel Abel was shed for sins and have not known wherein they are accountable before me but as for thee b[e]hold I will make my covenent with thee and thou shalt be a father of many nations and this covenent I make that thy children may be known among all nations neither shall thy name any more be called Abram but thy name shall be called Abraham for a father of many nations have I made thee and I will make [p. 40] thee exceeding fruitfull and I will make nations of thee and Kings shall come up of thee and of thy seed and I will establish a covenent of circumcision with thee and it shall be my covenent between me and thee and thy seed after thee in thy <​their​> genarations that thou mayest know forever that children are not accountable before me till eight years old and thou shalt observe to keep all my covenents wherein I covenented with thy fathers and thou shalt keep the commandments which I have given thee with mine own mouth and I will be a God unto thee and thy seed after thee and I will give unto thee and thy seed after thee thee land wherein thou art a stranger all the land of of Canaan for an everlasting possession and I will be their God. And God said unto Abraham therefore thou shalt keep my covenent, thou and thy seed after <​thee​> in their generations and this shall be my covenent which ye shall keep between me and thee and thy seed after thee, every man child among you shall be circumcised and ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin and it shall be a token of the covenent betwixt me and you and he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you every man child in your generations he that is born <​in​> the house or bought with money of any stranger which is not of thy seed he that is born in thy house and he that is bought with thy money must needs be circumcised, and my covenent shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenent, and the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised that soul shall be cut off from his people he hath broken my covenent. And God said unto Abraham as for Sarai thy wife thou shalt not call her <​name​> [p. 41] Sarai but Sarah is her name thou shalt call her name and I will bless her and give thee a Son also of her, yea I will bless her and shee shall be blessed, the mother of nations kings of people shall be of her. Then Abraham fell on his face and rejoiced and said in his heart there shall a child be born unto him that is an Hundred years old and Sarah that is ninety years old shall bear. And Abrham said unto God O Oh! that Ishmael might live uprightly before thee and God said Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a Son indeed <​and​> thou shalt call his name Isaac and I will stablish my covenent with him also for an everlasting covenent with his seed after him. and as for Ishmael I have heard thee behold I have have blessed him and will make him fruitfull and will multiply him exceedingly twelve Princes shall he beget and I will make him a great nation; but my covenent will I establish with Isaac whom Sarah shall bear, unto thee at this set time in the next year. and he left off talking with him and God went up from Abraham.
And Abraham took Ishmael his son and all that were <​born​> in his house and all that were bought with his money every male among the men of Abraham’s house and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the self same day as God had said unto him and Abraham was ninety and nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin and Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. in the self same day Abraham was circumcised and Ishmael his son and all the men of his house which were born in the house and bought with <​money​> of a <​the​> stranger were circumcised with him. [p. 42]
Genesis, Chapter 18
And the Lord appeared unto him in the plaines of Mamre and he sat in his tent door in the heat of the day. and he lifted up his eyes and looked and lo! three men stood by him and when he saw he ran to meet them from his tent door and bowed himself toward the ground and said my Lord <​breatheren​> if now I have found favour in thy <​your​> sight pass not away I pray thee <​you​> from thy servent let a little watter I pray <​thee​> <​you​> be fetched and wash your feet and rest yourselves under the tree, and I will fetch a morsal of bread and comfort ye your hearts, after that you shall pass on for therefore are ye come to your servent and they said so do as thou has said and Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah and said make ready quickly three measures of fine meal knead and make cakes upon the hearth and Abraham ran unto the heard and fetched a calf tender and good and gave it <​it​> unto a young man and he hasted to dreess it, and he took butter and milk and the calf which he had dressed and set before them and he stood by them under the tree and they did eat and they said unto him where is Sarah thy wife and he said behold in the tent and one of them blessed Abraham and he said I will certainly return unto thee from my journey and lo! according to the time of life Sarah thy wife shall have a son, and Sarah heard him in the tent door and now Abraham and Sarah being old and stricken in age, therefore it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women therefore Sarah laughed within herself saying after I have waxed old shall I have pleasure my Lord being old also and the Angel of the Lord said unto Abraham wherefore did Sarah laugh saying shall <​I​> of surety bear a child when I <​which​> am old is any thing too hard for the Lord at the time appointed behold I will return unto the<​e​> from my journey which the Lord hath sent <​me​> and according to the time of life thou mayest know that Sarah shall have a [p. 43] Son then Sarah denied saying I laughed not for she was affraid and he said nay but thou didst laugh and the Angle Angels rose up from thence and looked towards Sodom and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way and the Angel Angel of the Lord said shall I I hide from Abraham that thing which the Lord will do for him seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him for I know him that he will command his children and his house hold after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord to do justice and judgement that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him and the <​Angel of the​> Lord said <​unto Abraham the Lord said unto us​> because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great and because their sin is very greiveous I will destroy it them <​and​> I will send thee <​you​> and thou <​ye​> shalt <​shall​> go down now and see wheather they have done that their iniquities are rewarded on <​unto​> them and thou <​ye​> shalt <​shall​> have <​all things​> done <​altogether​> according to the cry of it as has come unto me which is come up unto me and if thou <​ye​> do it not it shalt be upon thy <​your​> heads, for I will destroy them and thou <​you​> shalt <​shall​> know that I will do it for it shall be before thine <​your​> eyes & the Angels which were holy men and were sent forth after the order of God turned their faces from thence and went toward Sodom but Abraham stood yet before the Lord remembering the things which had been told him and Abraham drew near <​to​> Sodom and said unto the Lord calling upon his name wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked wilt thou not spare spare them peradventure there may be fifty righteous within the City wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that may be therein, Oh! may that be far from thee to do after this manner to slay the righteous with the wicked <​and that the righteous should be as the wicked​> Oh! God may that be far from thee for shall not [p. 44] the judge of all the earth do right and the Lord said <​unto Abraham​> if I <​thou​> find<​est​> in Sodom fifty righteous within the City then I will spare all the place for their sakes. and Abraham ansered and said behold now I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord which is able to distroy the City and lay all the people in dust and ashes will the Lord spare them peradventure there lack five of the fifty rigteous wilt thou distroy all the City for their wickedness if I find there forty and five rigteous and he said I will not distroy but spare them and he spake unto him again and said peradventure there should be forty found there and he said I will not distroy it for forty’s sake and he said again unto the Lord Oh! let not the Lord be angry and I will speak peradventure there shall thirty be found there and he said I will not distroy distroy them if thou shalt find thirty there and he said behold now I have taken upon me to speak to <​unto​> the Lord, wilt thou distroy them if peradventure there should <​shall​> be twenty found there, and the Lord spake unto Abraham and said I will not distroy them for tens sake and the Lord ceased speaking with Abraham and as soon as Abraham had left communing with God he went his way and it came to pass that Abraham returned unto his tent. and he said I will not distroy them for twentys sake and Abraham said unto the Lord Oh let not the Lord be angry and I will speak yet but this once peradventure ten should <​shall​> be found there and he said I will not distroy them for ten’s sake and the Lord ceased speaking with Abraham and as soon as he had left communi[n]g with the Lord Abraham went his way and it came to pass that Abraham returned unto his tent [p. 45]
Genesis, Chapter 19
And it came to pass that there came two <​three​> angles to Sodom at even and Lot sat in in the evening and Lot sat in the door of his house in the City of Sodom and Lot seeing the Angels rose up to meet them and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground, and he said behold now, my lords, turn <​in​> now I pray you into your sevents 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 and he pressed upon them greatly and they turend in unto him and entered into his house and he made them a feast and did bake unleavened bread and they did eat but before they lay down to rest the men of the City of Sodom compassed the house round even men which were both old and young even the people from every quarter and they called unto Lot and said unto him where are the men which <​came​> in unto thee this night bring them out unto us that we may know them and Lot went out of the door unto them and shut the door after him and said I pray you breatheren do not so wickedly and they said unto him stand back and they were angry with him and they said among themselves this one man came in to sojourn among us and he will needs now make himself to be a judge now we will deal worse with him than with them. wherefore they said unto the man we will have the men and thy daughters also and we will do with them as seemeth us good now this was after the wickedness of Sodom. And Lot said behold now I have two daughters which have not known [p. 46] man let me I pray you plead with my breatheren that I may not bring them out unto you and ye shall not do unto them as seemeth good in your eyes for God will not justify his servent, <​in this thing​> wherefore let me plead with my breatheren this once only that unto these men ye do nothing that they may have peace in my house for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof and they were angry with Lot and came near to break the door but the Angels of God which were holy men put forth their hand and pulled <​Lot​> into the house unto them and shut the door and the<​y​> smote the men with blindness both small and great that they could not come at the door and they were angry so that they we[a]ried themselves to find the door and could not find it and these holy men said unto Lot hast thou any here besides thy sonsinlaw and thy sons sons and thy daughters and they commanded Lot saying whatsoever thou hast in the City thou shalt bring out of this place for we will distroy this place because the cry of them is waxing <​waxen​> great and their abominations have come up before the face of the Lord and the Lord hath sent us to distroy it and Lot went out and spake unto his sonsinlaw which married his daughters and said up get <​ye​> out of this place for the Lord will distroy this City. but he seemed as one that mocked to <​unto​> his sonsinlaw and when the morning arose 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. and while he lingered the Angles laid hold upon his hand [p. 47] and upon the hand of his wife and upon the hand of his two daughters the Lord being mercifull unto them and they brought them forth and sat <​set​> them down without the City. and it came to pass when he <​they​> had brought them forth abroad that they said unto them escape for your lives look not behind you neither stay you in all the plain escape to the Mountain lest you be consumed <​Capt. 16.​> and Lot said unto one of them Oh! not so my Lord <​Capt​> behold now thy servent has 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 list [lest] some evil overtake me and I die. behold now here is another City and this is near to flee unto and it is a little one oh! let me escape thither and may not the Lord distroy it and my soul shall live and the Angel said unto him see I have accepted thee concerning this thing also that I will not overthrow this City concerning <​for the​> which thou hast spoken haste thee escape thither <​for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither​> and the name of the City was called Zoar. <​therefore the sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar​> and the Lord did not distroy Sodom untill Lot had entered into Zoar and then when Lot had entered into Zoar the Lord reghned rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah for the Angels called up<​on​> the name of the Lord for brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven and thus they overthrew these <​those​> Cities and all the plain and all the inhabitants of the Cities and that which grew upon the ground but it came to pass that when Lot fled his wife looked back from behind him and became a pillar of Salt and Abraham got up early in the morning to the place [p. 48] where he stood before the Lord 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 and it came to pass when God had distroyed the Cities of the plain that God spake unto Abraham saying I have remembered Lot and sent him out of the midst of the overthrow that thy brother might not be distroyed when I overthrew the City in the which thy brother Lot dwelt and Abraham was comforted 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 went <​dwelt​> in a cave he and his two daughters and the first born said dealt wickedly and said unto the younger our father has become old and we have not a man on the earth to come in unto us to live with us after the manner of all the<​m​> <​they​> earth that live on the earth therefore come let us make our father drink wine and we will lie with him that we may preserve seed of our father and they done wickedly and made their father drink wine that night and the first born went in and lay with her father and he perceived not when she lay down nor when she arose and it came to pass on the morrow that the first born said unto the younger behold I lay yesterday night with my father let us make him drink wine this night also and go thou in <​&​> lie with him that we may preserve seed of our father, 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 down nor when she arose. thus were both the daughters of Lot with Child by their father and the first born bear a son and called his name Moab the father of the Moabites the same which is unto this day and the younger she also bear a son and called his name Ben ammi the father of the Children of which [p. 49] are Ammiites the same which are unto this days.
Genesis, Chapter 20
And Abraham journeyed from thence towards the south country and dwelt between Kadish and Shur and sojourned in Gerar and Abraham said again unto his wife of Sarah his wife she is my sister and Abimeleck sent King of Gerar sent and took Sarah but God came to Abemeleck in a dream by night and said unto him behold thou hast taken a woman which is not thine own for she is Abraham’s wife and the Lord said unto him thou shalt return her unto Abraham for if thou do it not thou shalt die, and Abimelech had not come near her for the Lord had not suffered him and he said Lord wilt thou slay me and also a righteous nation behold said he not unto me she is my sister and she even she herself said he is my brother. and in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this and God said unto him in a dream <​yea​> I know that thou didst do this in the integrity of thy heart for I also withheld thee from sinning against me therefore suffered I <​not​> thee not to touch her now therefore restore the mans wife to him for he is a Prophet and he shall pray for thee and thou shalt live and if thou restore her not to him know thou that thou shalt surely die thou and all that are thine therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning and called his servents and told all these things in their ears and the men were sore affraid. then Abimelech called Abraham and said unto him what hast thou done unto us and <​in​> what have I offended <​thee​> that [p. 50] thou hast brought on me and on my people <​Kingdom​> a great sin thou hast done things unto me that ought not to be done and Abimelech said unto Abraham what sawest thou that thou hast done this thing and Abraham <​said​> because I thought assuredly the fear of God was not in this place and they would slay me for my wifes sake and yet indeed she was my Sister she was the daughter of my father but not the daughter of my mother and she became my wife and it came to pass when God caused me to wander from my fathers house that I said unto her this shall be thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me at every place whither we shall come say of me he is my brother and Abimelech took sheep and Oxen and men servents and women servents and gave unto Abraham and gave unto Abraham and restored unto him Sarah his wife. And Abimelech said behold my land layeth before thee take what pleaseth thee dwell where it pleaseth thee and unto Sarah he said behold I have given thy brother a thousand peices of silver behold he shall give unto thee a covering of the eyes an that all who shall be with the and it shall be a token unto all that thou mayest not be taken again from Abraham thy husband and thus she was reproved. So Abraham prayed unto God and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maid servents and they bear unto him children for because of Sarah Abraham’s wife the Lord had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech. [p. 51]
Genesis, Chapter 21
And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken by the mouth of his Angels. for Sarah conceived and bear Abraham a son in his old age at the set time of which the Angels of God had spoken to him and Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him whom Sarah bear unto <​him​> Isaac and Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old as God had commanded him and Abraham was an Hundred years old when his son Isaac was born unto him and Sarah said God has made me to rejoice and also all that know me will rejoice with me and she said unto Abraham who would have said that Sarah should have given children suck for I was barren but the Lord promised and I have borne unto Abraham a son in his old age and the child grew and was weaned and the day that Isaac was weaned Abraham made a great feast and Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian which she Hagar had borne unto Abraham mocking and she was troubled wherefore she said unto Abraham cast out this bond woman and her son for the son of this bond woman shall not be heir with my son Isaac and the thing was very greveous greveous unto Abrahm because of his son and God said unto Abraham let it not be greveous in thy sight because of the lad and because of thy bond woman in all that Sarah has said unto thee hearken unto her voice for in Isaac shall thy seed be called and also of the son of the bond woman will I make a nation because he is thy seed and Abraham rose up early in the morning and took bread and a bottle of watter and gave unto Hagar and she took the child and [p. 52] he sent her away and she departed and wandered in the wilderness of Beershaba and it came to pass that the watter was spent in the bottle and she cast the child under one of the shrubs and she went and sat her down over against the child a good way off as it were a bowshot for she said let me not see the death of the child and she sat over against the child and lifted up her voice and wept 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 for fear not for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he lies arise lift up the lad and hold him in thine hand for I will make him a great nation and God opened her eyes and she saw a well of watter and <​she went and filled the bottle with watter and​> gave the lad drink and God was with the lad and he grew and dwelt in <​the​> willderness and became an Archer and he dwelt in the willderness of paran he and his mother and he took him a wife out of the land of Egypt and it came to pass at that time that Abimelech and Phicol the cheif Captain of his host spake unto Abraham saying God is with thee in all that thou doest now therefore sware unto me here that by the help of God thou wilt not deal falsly with thee me nor with my son nor with my sons son but that according to the kindness that I have done <​shewn​> unto thee thou shalt do unto me and to the <​land​> wherein thou hast sojourned and Abraham said I will swear and Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a will [well] of watter which Abimelech servents had violently taken away and Abimelech said thou didst not tell me and I know not who hath done this thing neither yet have I heard that it was done untill to <​this​> day and Abraham took sheep and Oxen and gave them unto Abimelech and both of them made a covenent and Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves and [p. 53] Abimelech said unto Abraham what wilt thou do with these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves and he said seven ewe lambs shalt thou take at my hand that they may be a wittness unto me that I have digged this well and because they swear both of them wherefore he called that place Beershaba, and thus they made a covenent at Beershaba then Abimelech and Phicol the cheif Captain of his host <​rose up​> and the<​y​> planted a grove in Beershaba and called <​there​> on the name of the Lord. and they returned into the land of the Philistians and Abraham worshiped the everlasting God and sojourned in the land of the Philistians many days.
Genesis, Chapter 22
And it came to pass after these things that <​that​> God did try Abraham and said unto him Abraham and Abraham said Behold here am I and the Lord said take now thy son thine only Isaac whom thou lovest and get the<​e​> into the land of Moriah and offer him there for a bur[n]t offering upon one of the Mountains of which I will tell thee and Abraham rose up early in the morning and saddled his ass and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son and clave the wood for the burnt offering and rose up and <​un​>to <​went unto​> the place of which God had told him then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes eyes and saw the place affar off and Abraham said unto his young men abide you here with the ass and I and the lad will go yonder and worship and come to you again and Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid <​it​> upon his back and he took the fire in his hand and a knife and Isaac his son and they went both of them together and Isaac spake unto Abraham his father and said my father and he said here am I my son and he said Behold the fire and the wood but where is the lamb for a burnt offering and Abraham [p. 54] said my son God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering so they went both of them together and they came to the place of which God had told him and Abraham built an alter there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid <​him​> on the Alter upon the wood and Abraham stretched forth his hand and took the knife to slay his son and the Angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven and said Abraham Abraham and he <​Abraham​> said here am I and the Angel said lay not thine hand upon the lad neither do thou any thing unto him for now I know that thou fearest God seeing thou hast not withheld thy son thine only Isaac from me and Abraham lifted up his eyes <​and looked​> and Behold behind a thicket there was a ram caught in it by his horn and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering instead <​in the stead​> of his son and Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh as it is said unto this day, in the mount of the Lord it shall be seen and the Angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time and said I have have sworn and said thus saith the Lord I have sworn by myself that because thou hast done this thing and hast not with held thy son thine only Isaac from me that in blessing I I will bless thee and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven and as the sand which is upon the sea shore and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed because thou hast obayed my voice so Abraham returned unto his young men and they rose up and went to Beershaba and Abraham dwelt at Beershaba and it came [p. 55] [to] <​pass​> after these things that it was told Abraham saying Behold Milcha she has <​hath​> also borne children unto thy brother Nahor Huz is his first born and Buz is his brother and Kemuel is the father of Aram and Chesed and Hazo and Bildash and Jidlaph and Bethuel and Bethuel begat Rebecah these eight Milcha did bear to Nahor Abrahams brother and his concubine whose name was Reumah she bear also Tebah and Gaham and Thahash and Maachah
Genesis, Chapter 23
And Sarah was an Hundred and seven and twenty years old and she died and thus ended the years of the life of Sarah and Sarah died in Kirjath-arba the same is now called Hbron in the land of Canaan and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her his wife which was dead and Abraham stood up from before his dead and said and spake unto the sons of heth Heth saying I am a stranger and a sojourner with you give me a possession of a burying place with you that I may bury my dead out of my sight and the children of Heth answering <​answered​> Abraham said <​saying​> unto him hear us my lord thou art a mighty Prince among us in the choisest of our Sepulchres bury thy dead none of us will <​shall​> withhold from thee his Sepulchre but that thou mayest bury thy dead. and Abraham stood up and bowed himself to the people of the land and to the children of Heth and he communed with them saying if it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight hear me and entreat Ephron the <​son of​> Zohar for me that he may give me the cave of Machpelah which he hath in the end of his feild for as much money as it is worth he shall have if he will give it me for a possession of a burying place among you and Ephron dwelt among the childred of Heth and Ephron the Hittite Hittite answerd Abraham in [p. 56] the audience of the children of Heth, among all of them that went <​in​> at the gates of his City, saying, hearken my lord, and hear me, the feild I give thee, and the cave that is therein; I give it thee in the presence of the sons of my people; and I give it thee; therefore, bury thy dead. and Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land; and he spake unto Ephron in <​the​> Audience of the people <​of the land,​> saying, I pray thee hear me; if thou wilt take it of me, I will give thee money for the feild, and I will bury my dead there; but I will give thee money for it. and Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him, my lord, hearken unto me; the land thou shalt have for four shekels of Silver Hundred shekels of Silver, what shall that be betwixt me and thee, and A bury therefore thy dead and Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the Audience of the sons of Heth, four Hundred Shekels of Silver which was current with the merchant; and the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamree; the feild, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the feild, <​and​> that were in all the borders round about, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession in the preasence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gates of his City. and after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the feild of Machpelah, which is before mamre Mamre; the same is called Hebron in the land of Canaan. and the feild and the cave that was <​were​> therein, was <​were​> made s sure unto Abraham, for a possessin of a burying place by the sons of Heth. [p. 57]
Genesis, Chapter 24
And it came to pass that Abraham And now Abraham was old being well stricken in age and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. and Abraham said unto his eldest servent of his house, that ruled over all that he had put forth I pray thee thy hand under my head, and I will make thee swear before the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I dwell but thou shalt go unto my country and to my kindred and take a wife unto my son Isaac. and the servent said unto him perhaps the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land, then I must needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest. and Abraham said unto him beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again the Lord God of heaven which took me from my father’s house and from the land of my kindred; and which spake unto me; and that sware unto me saying unto thee will I give this land; he shall send his an Angel before thee and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence. and if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath only bring not my son thither again. And the servent put his hand under the head of Abraham his master and swear to him sware to him concerning this <​that​> matter. and the Servent took ten Camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master was in his hand. and he arose and went went to Mesopotamia unto the City of Nahor and he made his Camels to kneel down without the City by a well of watter at evening the time that women go out to draw watter. and he said, Oh! Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee this day that thou wouldst shew kindness to my master Abraham, and send me good speed. Behold, I stand by the well of watter and the daughters of the men of the City come out to draw watter and let it come to pass that the damsel to whom I shall say, let down thy pitcher I pray thee that I may drink; [p. 58] and she shall say drink and I will give thy C[a]mels drink also let her be the one whom thou hast appointed for thy servent Isaac and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master. And it came to pass before he had done speaking that Behold Rebeckah came out who was born to Bethuel son of Milcha the wife of Nahor, Abrahams brother with her pitcher upon her shoulder. and the damsel being a Virgin very fair to look upon such as the servent of Abraham had not seen neither had any man known like unto her and she went down to the well and filled her pitcher and came up. and the servent ran to meet her and said let me I pray thee drink a little watter of thy pitcher. and she said drink my lord and she hasted and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. and when she had done giving him drink she said, I will draw for thy Camels also, <​un​>till <​untill​> they have done drinking. and she hasted, and emtied her pitcher into the trough; and ran again unto the well to draw and drew for all his Camels. And the man wondering at her, held his peace, pondering in his heart wheather the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not. and it came pass as the Camels had done drinking that the man took a gold<​en​> earing earring of half a shekel weight and two braceletts for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold, and said Whose daughter art thou tell me I pray thee and is there ro[o]m in thy fathers house for us to lodge in and she said unto him, I am am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcha, which she bear unto Nahor. she said moreover unto him we have both straw and provender enough and room to lodge in. and the man bowed down his head and worshiped the Lord. and he said Blessed is the Lord [p. 59] God of my master Abraham who hath not left my master destitute of his mercy and his truth and when I was in the way the Lord led me to the house of my masters breatheren. and the damsel ran to the house and told her mother these things. and Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban and Laban ran out unto <​the​> men <​man​> unto the well. and it came to pass when he saw the earing earring and braceletts upon his sisters hands and when he <​heard​> the words of Rebeka his sister saying thus spake the man unto me and <​I​> came unto the man and Behold he stood by the Camels at the well. and he said come in thou blessed of the Lord wherefore standest thou without for I have prepared the house and room for the Camels. and the man came into the house, and he unburdened his Camels and gave them straw and provender for the Camels and watter to wash his feet and the men’s feet that came with him and there was set before him food to eat but he said I will not eat till I have told mine errand errand and Laban said speak on. and he said I am Abraham’s servent. and the Lord hath blessed my master greatly and he has <​is​> become great and he hath given him flocks and heards and silver and gold and men servents and maid servents and Camels and Asses, and Sarah my master’s wife bear a son to my master when she was old and unto him hath he given all all that he hath. and my master made me swear saying thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites in whose land I dwell but thou shalt go unto my fathers house and to my kindred and take a wife unto my son. and I said unto my master perhaps the woman will nof [not] follow [p. 60] me and he said unto me the Lord before whom I walk will send his Angel with thee and prosper thy way and thou shalt take a wife for my <​son​> of my kindred and of my fathers house house then shalt thou be clear of my oath. when thou comest to my kindred. <​April 5th 1831 transcribed thus far​> [p. 61]
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