The First Book of Moses: Called Genesis
1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens
and the earth.
1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon
the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of
1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the
light from the darkness.
1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
And the evening and the morning were the first day.
1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the
waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were
under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament:
and it was so.
1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the
morning were the second day.
1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered
together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was
1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together
the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb
seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed
in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed
his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself,
after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the
to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and
seasons, and for days, and years: 1:15 And let them be for lights
the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it
1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the
day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars
1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light
upon the earth, 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night,
to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was
1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving
creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in
open firmament of heaven.
1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that
moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their
and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was
1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and
fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the
1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature
after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth
after his kind: and it was so.
1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle
after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth
his kind: and God saw that it was good.
1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our
and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the
fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and
over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God
he him; male and female created he them.
1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and
multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion
over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over
every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing
which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the
is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for
1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air,
and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is
life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was
very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host
2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made;
he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had
2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because
in it he had rested from all his work which God created and
2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when
they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and
the heavens, 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the
earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God
had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man
till the ground.
2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole
face of the ground.
2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and
breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a
2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there
put the man whom he had formed.
2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that
is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also
the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and
2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from
thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
2:11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth
whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; 2:12 And the gold of
land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
2:13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that
compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
2:14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which
goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is
2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of
Eden to dress it and to keep it.
2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of
garden thou mayest freely eat: 2:17 But of the tree of the
of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that
eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be
alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the
field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see
what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living
creature, that was the name thereof.
2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air,
and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found
help meet for him.
2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he
slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead
thereof; 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man,
made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my
flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of
2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and
cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not
3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field
the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God
said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 3:2 And the
said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the
garden: 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of
garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye
it, lest ye die.
3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes
shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and
3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and
it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one
wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also
her husband with her; and he did eat.
3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they
were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves
3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden
the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the
presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
3:9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art
thou? 3:10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was
afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
3:11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou
of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
3:12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me,
gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
3:13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou
hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did
3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done
this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of
field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all
days of thy life: 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the
woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head,
and thou shalt bruise his heel.
3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and
thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy
desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the
voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded
thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for
sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 3:18
Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou
eat the herb of the field; 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou
eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast
taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the
of all living.
3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of
skins, and clothed them.
3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us,
to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and
also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 3:23
the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the
ground from whence he was taken.
3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the
of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to
keep the way of the tree of life.
4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain,
said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of
sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of
fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of
the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his
offering: 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect.
And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
4:6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy
countenance fallen? 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be
accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And
thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
4:8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass,
they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother,
and slew him.
4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he
said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? 4:10 And he said, What
hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me
4:11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her
mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; 4:12 When thou
tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her
strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
4:13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I
4:14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the
earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive
and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every
one that findeth me shall slay me.
4:15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain,
vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark
upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in
the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and
he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name
his son, Enoch.
4:18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and
Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
4:19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was
Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
4:20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in
tents, and of such as have cattle.
4:21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all
as handle the harp and organ.
4:22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every
artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was
4:23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my
ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man
my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
4:24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and
4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called
name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed
of Abel, whom Cain slew.
4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called
name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that
created man, in the likeness of God made he him; 5:2 Male and
created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in
day when they were created.
5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in
his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:
And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred
years: and he begat sons and daughters: 5:5 And all the days that
Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
5:6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos: 5:7
Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and
begat sons and daughters: 5:8 And all the days of Seth were nine
hundred and twelve years: and he died.
5:9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan: 5:10 And Enos
lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and
begat sons and daughters: 5:11 And all the days of Enos were nine
hundred and five years: and he died.
5:12 And Cainan lived seventy years and begat Mahalaleel: 5:13 And
Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty
and begat sons and daughters: 5:14 And all the days of Cainan were
nine hundred and ten years: and he died.
5:15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:
And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty
years, and begat sons and daughters: 5:17 And all the days of
Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he
5:18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat
Enoch: 5:19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred
and begat sons and daughters: 5:20 And all the days of Jared were
nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.
5:21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred
years, and begat sons and daughters: 5:23 And all the days of Enoch
were three hundred sixty and five years: 5:24 And Enoch walked with
God: and he was not; for God took him.
5:25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and
5:26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred
and two years, and begat sons and daughters: 5:27 And all the days
Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
5:28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a
son: 5:29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall
comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of
ground which the LORD hath cursed.
5:30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and
five years, and begat sons and daughters: 5:31 And all the days of
Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.
5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham,
6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of
the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 6:2 That the sons of
God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took
wives of all which they chose.
6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man,
for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and
6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after
that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and
they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were
old, men of renown.
6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth,
and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only
6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and
it grieved him at his heart.
6:7 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 thing,
and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made
6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and
perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
6:10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was
6:12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt;
all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
6:13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before
for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I
will destroy them with the earth.
6:14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the
ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
6:15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The
of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty
cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
6:16 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; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make
6:17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the
earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from
under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
6:18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt
into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives
6:19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort
thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall
male and female.
6:20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of
every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort
shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
6:21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou
shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for
6:22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did
7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into
ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this
7:2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the
and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male
7:3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to
keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth
forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have
made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
7:5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded
7:6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was
upon the earth.
7:7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons'
with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
7:8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of
and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth, 7:9 There went in
two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God
had commanded Noah.
7:10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the
flood were upon the earth.
7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month,
the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the
of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were
7:12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty
7:13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and
Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of
his sons with them, into the ark; 7:14 They, and every beast after
his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping
thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl
after his kind, every bird of every sort.
7:15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all
flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
7:16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh,
God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.
7:17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters
increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the
7:18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the
earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
7:19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all
high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
7:20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the
7:21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl,
of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth
upon the earth, and every man: 7:22 All in whose nostrils was the
breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.
7:23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the
of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and
fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and
only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
7:24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty
8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the
cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass
the earth, and the waters asswaged; 8:2 The fountains also of the
deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from
was restrained; 8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth
continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the
waters were abated.
8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day
of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
8:5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in
the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of
8:6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened
the window of the ark which he had made: 8:7 And he sent forth a
raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up
from off the earth.
8:8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were
abated from off the face of the ground; 8:9 But the dove found no
rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the
ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he
forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the
8:10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth
dove out of the ark; 8:11 And the dove came in to him in the
and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew
the waters were abated from off the earth.
8:12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove;
which returned not again unto him any more.
8:13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in
first month, the first day of the month, the waters 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.
8:14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the
month, was the earth dried.
8:15 And God spake unto Noah, saying, 8:16 Go forth of the ark,
and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.
8:17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of
all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing
that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the
earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.
8:18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons'
wives with him: 8:19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every
fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds,
forth out of the ark.
8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every
beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the
8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his
heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake;
the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will
again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and
heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be
fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
9:2 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 upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into
hand are they delivered.
9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as
green herb have I given you all things.
9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof,
shall ye not eat.
9:5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand
of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the
of every man's brother will I require the life of man.
9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for
in the image of God made he man.
9:7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly
the earth, and multiply therein.
9:8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, 9:9
And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed
after you; 9:10 And with every living creature that is with you, of
the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you;
from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.
9:11 And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all
flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall
there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
9:12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make
between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for
perpetual generations: 9:13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it
shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
9:14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the
that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: 9:15 And I will remember
covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of
all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy
9:16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it,
I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every
creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
9:17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant,
I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the
9:18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem,
Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
9:19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole
9:20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
9:21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was
within his tent.
9:22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his
and told his two brethren without.
9:23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both
shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their
father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their
9:24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son
done unto him.
9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he
unto his brethren.
9:26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall
be his servant.
9:27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of
Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
9:28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty
9:29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years:
10:1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham,
and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.
10:2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan,
Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
10:3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and
10:4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and
10:5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their
every one after his tongue, after their families, in their
10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and
10:7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and
and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
10:8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the
10:9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said,
Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
10:10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and
Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
10:11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and
the city Rehoboth, and Calah, 10:12 And Resen between Nineveh and
Calah: the same is a great city.
10:13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and
Naphtuhim, 10:14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came
Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
10:15 And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth, 10:16 And
Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite, 10:17 And the Hivite,
and the Arkite, and the Sinite, 10:18 And the Arvadite, and the
Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the
Canaanites spread abroad.
10:19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou
to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and
Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.
10:20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their
tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
10:21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the
brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.
10:22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and
10:23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and
10:24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.
10:25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg;
for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was
10:26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and
Jerah, 10:27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, 10:28 And Obal, and
Abimael, and Sheba, 10:29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all
these were the sons of Joktan.
10:30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar
mount of the east.
10:31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their
tongues, in their lands, after their nations.
10:32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their
generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations
in the earth after the flood.
11:1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one
11:2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that
found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
11:3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and
them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they
11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower,
top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be
scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which
children of men builded.
11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have
one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be
restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that
they may not understand one another's speech.
11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of
all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did
there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did
LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
11:10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years
old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood: 11:11 And Shem
lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons
11:12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:
11:13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and
years, and begat sons and daughters.
11:14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber: 11:15 And Salah
lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat
sons and daughters.
11:16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg: 11:17
And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years,
and begat sons and daughters.
11:18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu: 11:19 And Peleg
lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons
11:20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug: 11:21
Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and
sons and daughters.
11:22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor: 11:23 And
lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and
11:24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah: 11:25
And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years,
and begat sons and daughters.
11:26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and
11:27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram,
Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.
11:28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his
nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.
11:29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife
was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of
Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
11:30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
11:31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his
son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and
they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the
land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
11:32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and
Terah died in Haran.
12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country,
and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that
will shew thee: 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I
will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a
blessing: 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him
that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be
12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot
with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed
out of Haran.
12:5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's 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 they came.
12:6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem,
the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
12:7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will
give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who
appeared unto him.
12:8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of
Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on
the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called
upon the name of the LORD.
12:9 And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
12:10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into
Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the
12:11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into
that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art
fair woman to look upon: 12:12 Therefore it shall come to pass,
the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his
and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
12:13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well
me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
12:14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt,
Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.
12:15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before
Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
12:16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep,
oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she
12:17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues
because of Sarai Abram's wife.
12:18 And Pharaoh called Abram and said, What is this that thou
done unto me? 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
wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.
12:20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent
away, and his wife, and all that he had.
13:1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that
he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
13:3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel,
the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel
and Hai; 13:4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had make there
the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
13:5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds,
13:6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell
together: for their substance was great, so that they could not
13:7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle
the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite
dwelled then in the land.
13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee,
between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we
13:9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray
thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to
right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the
13:10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of
that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed
and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of
as thou comest unto Zoar.
13:11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed
east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
13:12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the
cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
13:13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD
13:14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated
him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art
northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: 13:15 For all
the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed
13:16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if
man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be
13:17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the
breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
13:18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain
Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the
14:1 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar,
Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king
nations; 14:2 That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with
Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of
Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.
14:3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is
the salt sea.
14:4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth
year they rebelled.
14:5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings
were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the
Zuzims in Ham, and the Emins in Shaveh Kiriathaim, 14:6 And the
Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the
14:7 And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and
smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites,
dwelt in Hazezontamar.
14:8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of
and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of
(the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of
Siddim; 14:9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal
of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of
four kings with five.
14:10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings
Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained
to the mountain.
14:11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all
their victuals, and went their way.
14:12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom,
and his goods, and departed.
14:13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the
for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol,
and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.
14:14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he
armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred
eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.
14:15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by
night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the
left hand of Damascus.
14:16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his
brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
14:17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return
from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with
him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale.
14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine:
he was the priest of the most high God.
14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most
God, possessor of heaven and earth: 14:20 And blessed be the most
high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he
gave him tithes of all.
14:21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons,
take the goods to thyself.
14:22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand
unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and
14:23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and
that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest
say, I have made Abram rich: 14:24 Save only that which the young
have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner,
Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.
15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a
vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding
15:2 And Abram said, LORD God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go
childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?
15:3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and,
one born in my house is mine heir.
15:4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This
shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine
own bowels shall be thine heir.
15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and 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.
15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for
15:7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of
of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
15:8 And he said, LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall
it? 15:9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years
and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old,
a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
15:10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the
and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he
15:11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove
15:12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon
and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.
15:13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall
a stranger in a land that is not their's, and shall serve them; and
they shall afflict them four hundred years; 15:14 And also that
nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall
come out with great substance.
15:15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be
in a good old age.
15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again:
the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
15:17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was
dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed
between those pieces.
15:18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying,
Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto
the great river, the river Euphrates: 15:19 The Kenites, and the
Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, 15:20 And the Hittites, and the
Perizzites, and the Rephaims, 15:21 And the Amorites, and the
Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
16:1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an
handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
16:2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath
me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I
may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of
16:3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after
Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to
husband Abram to be his wife.
16:4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw
that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
16:5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given
my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I
was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.
16:6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand;
to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her,
fled from her face.
16:7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in
the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
16:8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and
whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my
16:9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy
and submit thyself under her hands.
16:10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy
seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
16:11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art
child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;
the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
16:12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every
and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the
of all his brethren.
16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou
God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that
seeth me? 16:14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold,
it is between Kadesh and Bered.
16:15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name,
which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
16:16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare
Ishmael to Abram.
17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD
to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me,
and be thou perfect.
17:2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will
multiply thee exceedingly.
17:3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
17:4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be
father of many nations.
17:5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name
shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made
17:6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make
of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy
seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant,
be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
17:8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the
wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an
everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
17:9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant
therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
17:10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you
and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be
17:11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it
shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
17:12 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,
bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.
17:13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy
money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your
flesh for an everlasting covenant.
17:14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin
not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he
broken my covenant.
17:15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt
not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
17:16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I
will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of
shall be of her.
17:17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his
heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old?
and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? 17:18 And Abraham
said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee! 17:19 And God
said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt
call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for
everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
17:20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed
him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly;
twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great
17:21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah
bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
17:22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from
17:23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in
house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among
men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin
in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.
17:24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was
circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
17:25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was
circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
17:26 In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his
17:27 And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought
with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.
18:1 And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he
sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; 18:2 And he lift up
eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw
them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself
toward the ground, 18:3 And said, My LORD, if now I have found
in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 18:4
a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and
yourselves under the tree: 18:5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread,
and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for
therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as
18:6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make
ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes
upon the hearth.
18:7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and
good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.