"Yet the LORD warned Israel and Judah through all His prophets and every seer, saying, 'Turn from your evil ways and keep My commandments, My statutes according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you through My servants the prophets.'" (2nd Kings 17:13)
And Abraham journeyed from there to the South, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur, and stayed in Gerar.
Now Abraham was old, well advanced in age; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.
For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh?
For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.
And he said, "Brethren and fathers, listen: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran,
to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated "king of righteousness," and then also king of Salem, meaning "king of peace,"
Look to Abraham your father, And to Sarah who bore you; For I called him alone, And blessed him and increased him."
And Joshua said to all the people, "Thus says the Lord God of Israel: 'Your fathers, including Terah, the father of Abraham and the father of Nahor, dwelt on the other side of the River in old times; and they served other gods.
So Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house, who ruled over all that he had, "Please, put your hand under my thigh,
Now Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.
So Sarah died in Kirjath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.
For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him-whom Sarah bore to him-Isaac.
So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.
Then Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,
"Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.
'Then I took your father Abraham from the other side of the River, led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his descendants and gave him Isaac.
Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils.
Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off.
Then Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
Now Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
And Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you."
"because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws."
And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac.
"And God gave him no inheritance in it, not even enough to set his foot on. But even when Abraham had no child, He promised to give it to him for a possession, and to his descendants after him.
O seed of Abraham His servant, You children of Jacob, His chosen ones
but he whose genealogy is not derived from them received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises.
But Abraham gave gifts to the sons of the concubines which Abraham had; and while he was still living he sent them eastward, away from Isaac his son, to the country of the east.
But Abraham said to him, "Beware that you do not take my son back there.
So Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and the two of them went together.
just as Abraham "believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."
So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah and said, "Quickly, make ready three measures of fine meal; knead it and make cakes."
And Abraham ran to the herd, took a tender and good calf, gave it to a young man, and he hastened to prepare it.
But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, "My father" And he said, "Here I am, my son." Then he said, "Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?"
She also said, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age."
Then Abraham stood up and bowed himself to the people of the land, the sons of Heth.
"Are You not our God, who drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel, and gave it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend forever?
"Then He gave him the covenant of circumcision; and so Abraham begot Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day; and Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot the twelve patriarchs.
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.
"But you, Israel, are My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, The descendants of Abraham My friend.
"Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
Then Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.
So the child grew and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the same day that Isaac was weaned.
And Abraham said, "My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering." So the two of them went together.
And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, "In you all the nations shall be blessed."
Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood.
Then Jacob said, "O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, the Lord who said to me, 'Return to your country and to your family, and I will deal well with you':
So the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.
And Abimelech called Abraham and said to him, "What have you done to us? How have I offended you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds to me that ought not to be done."
"and do not think to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
Does this blessedness then come upon the circumcised only, or upon the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness.
Now Ephron dwelt among the sons of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the presence of the sons of Heth, all who entered at the gate of his city, saying,
the field which Abraham purchased from the sons of Heth. There Abraham was buried, and Sarah his wife.
And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; and Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.
And Abraham said, "Because I thought, surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will kill me on account of my wife.
Then Abraham bowed himself down before the people of the land;
"The land which I gave Abraham and Isaac I give to you; and to your descendants after you I give this land."
and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had while still uncircumcised.
For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
And behold, the Lord stood above it and said: "I am the Lord God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants.
For his sons carried him to the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite as property for a burial place.
Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son.
And Abraham called the name of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, "In the Mount of The Lord it shall be provided."
So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water; and putting it on her shoulder, he gave it and the boy to Hagar, and sent her away. Then she departed and wandered in the Wilderness of Beersheba.
that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Then the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time out of heaven,
And he blessed Joseph, and said: "God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, The God who has fed me all my life long to this day,
Now the Philistines had stopped up all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, and they had filled them with earth.
The Angel who has redeemed me from all evil, Bless the lads; Let my name be named upon them, And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; And let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."
And Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed out the silver for Ephron which he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, currency of the merchants.
Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, "And to seeds," as of many, but as of one, "And to your Seed," who is Christ.
Then the men rose from there and looked toward Sodom, and Abraham went with them to send them on the way.
"And they were carried back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham bought for a sum of money from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem.
Doubtless You are our Father, Though Abraham was ignorant of us, And Israel does not acknowledge us. You, O Lord, are our Father; Our Redeemer from Everlasting is Your name.
So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.
And the Lord said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing,
Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, "Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?"
So Abraham prayed to God; and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female servants. Then they bore children;
to Abraham as a possession in the presence of the sons of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.
And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham. He called them by the names which his father had called them.
And Abraham said to God, "Oh, that Ishmael might live before You"
For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
"since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
"For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him."
So Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
This is the genealogy of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham begot Isaac.
And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.
So the field and the cave that is in it were deeded to Abraham by the sons of Heth as property for a burial place.
Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar?
Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the Lord.
For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman.
So Abraham took Ishmael his son, all who were born in his house and all who were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskins that very same day, as God had said to him.
And Abraham came near and said, "Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
"And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And Abraham said, "I will swear."
Then Abraham rebuked Abimelech because of a well of water which Abimelech's servants had seized.
"But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.
That very same day Abraham was circumcised, and his son Ishmael;
Then Abraham answered and said, "Indeed now, I who am but dust and ashes have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord:
So Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant.
And Abraham went early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the Lord.
Then Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre, or Kirjath Arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had dwelt.
And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
"There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out.
The sons of Abraham were Isaac and Ishmael.
"in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite as a possession for a burial place.
"There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife, there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife, and there I buried Leah.
Then Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there called on the name of the Lord, the Everlasting God.
So the Lord went His way as soon as He had finished speaking with Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place.
And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines many days.
And Abraham begot Isaac. The sons of Isaac were Esau and Israel.
"But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this.
then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember; I will remember the land.
For He remembered His holy promise, And Abraham His servant.
"Unless the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed. God has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you last night."
Then the Jews said to Him, "Now we know that You have a demon Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and You say, 'If anyone keeps My word he shall never taste death.'
As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and to his seed forever."
"Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad."
Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM."
Scripture taken from the Modern King James Version of the Holy Bible Copyright © 1962 - 1998 By Jay P. Green, Sr.
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