Inspired Version The Holy Scriptures CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS AN INSPIRED REVISION OF THE AUTHORIZED VERSION BY JOSEPH SMITH, JUNIOR GENESIS CHAPTER 1 GENESIS yea, the great waters under the firmament, from the waters which CHAPTER 1 were above the firmament; and it was so, even as I spake. History of the creation. 11 And I, God, called the 1 And it came to pass, that the Lord firmament heaven. And the spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, evening and the morning were the I reveal unto you concerning this second day. heaven and this earth; write the 12 And I, God, said, Let the waters words which I speak. under the heaven be gathered 2 I am the Beginning and the End; together unto one place; and it was the Almighty God. By mine Only so. And I, God, said, Let there be Begotten I created these things. dry land; and it was so. 3 Yea, in the beginning I created 13 And I, God, called the dry land the heaven, and the earth upon earth; and the gathering together of which thou standest. the waters called I the sea. 4 And the earth was without form, 14 And I, God, saw that all things and void; and I caused darkness to which I had made were good. come up upon the face of the deep. 15 And I, God, said, Let the earth 5 And my Spirit moved upon the bring forth grass; the herb yielding face of the waters, for I am God. seed; the fruit tree yielding fruit 6 And I, God, said, Let there be after his kind; and the tree yielding light, and there was light. fruit, whose seed should be in 7 And I, God, saw the light, and itself, upon the earth; and it was so, that light was good. And I, God, even as I spake. divided the light from the darkness. 16 And the earth brought forth 8 And I, God, called the light day, grass; every herb yielding seed and the darkness I called night. after his kind; and the tree yielding And this I did by the word of my fruit, whose seed should be in power; and it was done as I spake. itself, after his kind. And the evening and the morning 17 And I, God, saw that all things were the first day. which I had made were good. And 9 And again, I, God, said, Let there the evening and the morning were be a firmament in the midst of the the third day. waters; and it was so, even as I 18 And I, God, said, Let there be spake. And I said, Let it divide the lights in the firmament of the waters from the waters; and it was heaven, to divide the day from the done. night; and let them be for signs and 10 And I, God, made the for seasons, and for days and for firmament, and divided the waters; GENESIS CHAPTER 1 years, and let them be for lights in evening and the morning were the the firmament of the heaven, to fifth day. give light upon the earth; and it was 25 And I, God, said, Let the earth so. bring forth the living creature, after 19 And I, God, made two great his kind; cattle and creeping things, lights; the greater light to rule the and beasts of the earth, after their day, and the lesser light to rule the kind; and it was so. night; and the greater light was the 26 And I, God, made the beasts of sun, and the lesser light was the the earth, after their kind; and cattle moon. after their kind; and everything 20 And the stars also were made, which creepeth upon the earth, even according to my word; and I, after his kind. And I, God, saw that God, set them in the firmament of all these things were good. the heaven, to give light upon the 27 And I, God, said unto mine Only earth; and the sun to rule over the Begotten, which was with me from day, and the moon to rule over the the beginning, Let us make man in night, and to divide the light from our image, after our likeness; and it the darkness. was so. 21 And I, God, saw that all things 28 And I, God, said, Let them have which I had made were good. And dominion over the fishes of the sea, the evening and the morning were and over the fowl of the air, and the fourth day. over the cattle, and over all the 22 And I, God, said, Let the waters earth, and over every creeping bring forth abundantly, the moving thing that creepeth upon the earth. creature that hath life, and fowl 29 And I, God, created man in mine which may fly above the earth, in own image, in the image of mine the open firmament of heaven. Only Begotten created I him; male 23 And I, God, created great and female created I them. whales, and every living creature 30 And I, God, blessed them and that moveth, which the waters said unto them, Be fruitful, and brought forth abundantly, after their multiply, and replenish the earth, kind; and every winged fowl, after and subdue it; and have dominion his kind. over the fish of the sea, and over 24 And I, God, saw that all things the fowl of the air, and over every which I had created were good; and living thing that moveth upon the I, God, blessed them, saying, Be earth. fruitful, and multiply, and fill the 31 And I, God, said unto man, waters in the sea, and let fowl Behold, I have given you every multiply in the earth. And the herb, bearing seed, which is upon GENESIS CHAPTER 2 the face of all the earth; and every were created in the day that I the tree in the which shall be the fruit Lord God made the heaven and the of a tree, yielding seed; to you it earth, and every plant of the field shall be for meat. before it was in the earth, and every 32 And to every beast of the earth, herb of the field before it grew; and to every fowl of the air, and to 5 For I, the Lord God, created all everything that creepeth upon the things of which I have spoken spiri earth, wherein I grant life, there tually, before they were naturally shall be given every clean herb for upon the face of the earth; for I, the meat; and it was so, even as I Lord God, had not caused it to rain spake. upon the face of the earth. 33 And I, God, saw everything that 6 And I, the Lord God, had created I had made, and behold, all things all the children of men, and not yet which I had made were very good. a man to till the ground, for in And the evening and the morning heaven created I them, and there were the sixth day. was not yet flesh upon the earth, neither in the water, neither in the CHAPTER 2 air; The history of the creation 7 But I, the Lord God, spake, and continued -- Marriage instituted - there went up a mist from the earth, The day of rest. and watered the whole face of the ground. 1 Thus the heaven and the earth 8 And I, the Lord God, formed man were finished, and all the host of from the dust of the ground, and them. breathed into his nostrils the breath 2 And on the seventh day, I, God, of life; and man became a living ended my work, and all things soul; the first flesh upon the earth, which I had made; and I rested on the first man also; the seventh day from all my work; 9 Nevertheless, all things were and all things which I had made before created, but spiritually were were finished. And I, God, saw that they created and made, according they were good. to my word. 3 And I, God, blessed the seventh 10 And I, the Lord God, planted a day, and sanctified it, because that garden eastward in Eden; and there in it I had rested from all my work, I put the man whom I had formed. which I, God, had created and 11 And out of the ground, made I, made. the Lord God, to grow every tree 4 And now, behold, I say unto you, naturally, that is pleasant to the that these are the generations of the sight of man, and man could behold heaven, and of the earth, when they GENESIS CHAPTER 2 it, and it became also a living soul; 20 But of the tree of the knowledge for it was spiritual in the day that I of good and evil, thou shalt not eat created it; for it remaineth in the of it; sphere in which I, God, created it; 21 Nevertheless, thou mayest yea, even all things which I choose for thyself, for it is given prepared for the use of man; and unto thee; but remember that I man saw that it was good for food. forbid it; 12 And I, the Lord God, planted the 22 For in the day thou eatest tree of life also, in the midst of the thereof thou shalt surely die. garden; and also the tree of 23 And I, the Lord God, said unto knowledge of good and evil. mine Only Begotten, that it was not 13 And I, the Lord God, caused a good that the man should be alone; river to go out of Eden, to water the 24 Wherefore, I will make an help garden; and from thence it was meet for him. parted, and became into four heads. 25 And out of the ground, I the 14 And I, the Lord God, called the Lord God, formed every beast of name of the first Pison, and it the field, and every fowl of the air; compasseth the whole land of and commanded that they should Havilah, where I, the Lord, created come unto Adam, to see what he much gold; and the gold of that would call them. land was good, and there was 26 And they were also living souls; bdellium, and the onyx stone. for I, God, breathed into them the 15 And the name of the second breath of life, and commanded that river was called Gihon, the same whatsoever Adam called every that compasseth the whole land of living creature, that should be the Ethiopia. name thereof. 16 And the name of the third river 27 And Adam gave names to all was Hiddekel, that which goeth cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and toward the east of Assyria. to every beast of the field; but as 17 And the fourth river was for Adam, there was not found an Euphrates. help meet for him. 18 And I, the Lord God, took the 28 And I, the Lord God, caused a man, and put him into the garden of deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and Eden, to dress it, and to keep it. he slept, and I took one of his ribs, 19 And I, the Lord God, and closed up the flesh in the stead commanded the man, saying, Of thereof; and the rib, which I, the every tree of the garden thou Lord God had taken from man, mayest freely eat; made I a woman, and brought her unto the man. GENESIS CHAPTER 3 29 And Adam said, This I know he should be cast down; and he now is bone of my bones, and flesh became Satan. of my flesh. She shall be called 5 Yea, even the devil, the father of woman, because she was taken out all lies, to deceive, and to blind of man. men, and to lead them captive at his 30 Therefore shall a man leave his will, even as many as would not father and his mother, and shall hearken unto my voice. cleave unto his wife; and they shall 6 And now, the serpent was more be one flesh. subtle than any beast of the field, 31 And they were both naked, the which I, the Lord God, had made. man and his wife, and were not 7 And Satan put it into the heart of ashamed. the serpent, for he had drawn away many after him; and he sought also CHAPTER 3 to beguile Eve, for he knew not the Rebellion of Satan -- Man’s agency, mind of God; wherefore, he sought temptation and fall. to destroy the world. 8 And he said unto the woman, 1 And I, the Lord God, spake unto Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat Moses, saying, That Satan whom of every tree of the garden. And he thou hast commanded in the name spake by the mouth of the serpent. of mine Only Begotten, is the same 9 And the woman said unto the which was from the beginning; serpent, We may eat of the fruit of 2 And he came before me, saying, the trees of the garden; but of the Behold I, send me, I will be thy fruit of the tree which thou Son, and I will redeem all mankind, beholdest in the midst of the that one soul shall not be lost, and garden, God hath said, Ye shall not surely I will do it; wherefore, give eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, me thine honor. lest ye die. 3 But behold, my beloved Son, 10 And the serpent said unto the which was my beloved and chosen woman, Ye shall not surely die; for from the beginning, said unto me: God doth know, that in the day ye Father, thy will be done, and the eat thereof, then your eyes shall be glory be thine forever. opened, and ye shall be as gods, 4 Wherefore, because that Satan knowing good and evil. rebelled against me, and sought to 11 And when the woman saw that destroy the agency of man, which I, the tree was good for food, and that the Lord God, had given him; and it became pleasant to the eyes, and also that I should give unto him a tree to be desired to make her mine own power; by the power of wise, she took of the fruit thereof, mine Only Begotten I caused that GENESIS CHAPTER 3 and did eat; and gave also unto her cattle, and above every beast of the husband with her, and he did eat. field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, 12 And the eyes of them both were and dust shalt thou eat all the days opened, and they knew that they of thy life; had been naked; and they sewed fig 21 And I will put enmity between leaves together, and made thee and the woman; between thy themselves aprons. seed and her seed; and he shall 13 And they heard the voice of the bruise thy head, and thou shalt Lord God, as they were walking in bruise his heel. the garden, in the cool of the day. 22 Unto the woman, I, the Lord 14 And Adam and his wife went to God, said, I will greatly multiply hide themselves from the presence thy sorrow, and thy conception; in of the Lord God, amongst the trees sorrow thou shalt bring forth of the garden. children, and thy desire shall be to 15 And I, the Lord God, called unto thy husband, and he shall rule over Adam, and said unto him, Where thee. goest thou? And he said, I heard 23 And unto Adam, I, the Lord thy voice, in the garden, and I was God, said, Because thou hast afraid, because I beheld that I was hearkened unto the voice of thy naked, and I hid myself. wife, and hast eaten of the fruit of 16 And I, the Lord God, said unto the tree, of which I commanded Adam, Who told thee that thou thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the it, cursed shall be the ground for tree whereof I commanded thee thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of that thou shouldst not eat, if so thou it all the days of thy life; shouldst surely die? 24 Thorns also and thistles shall it 17 And the man said, The woman bring forth to thee; and thou shalt whom thou gavest me, and eat the herb of the field; commanded that she should remain 25 By the sweat of thy face shalt with me, she gave me of the fruit of thou eat bread, until thou shalt the tree, and I did eat. return unto the ground, for thou 18 And I, the Lord God, said unto shalt surely die; for out of it wast the woman, What is this thing thou taken, for dust thou wast, and which thou hast done? unto dust shalt thou return. 19 And the woman said, The 26 And Adam called his wife’s serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. name Eve, because she was the 20 And I, the Lord God, said unto mother of all living; for thus have I, the serpent, Because thou hast done the Lord God, called the first of all this, thou shalt be cursed above all women, which are many. GENESIS CHAPTER 4 27 Unto Adam, and also unto his and to have dominion over all the wife, did I, the Lord God, make beasts of the field, and to eat his coats of skins, and clothed them. bread by the sweat of his brow, as I, 28 And I, the Lord God, said unto the Lord had commanded him, and mine Only Begotten, Behold, the Eve also, his wife, did labor with man is become as one of us, to him. know good and evil; and now, lest 2 And Adam knew his wife, and he put forth his hand, and partake she bare unto him sons and also of the tree of life, and eat, and daughters, and they began to live forever; multiply, and to replenish the earth. 29 Therefore, I, the Lord God, will 3 And from that time forth, the sons send him forth from the garden of and daughters of Adam began to Eden, to till the ground from divide, two and two, in the land, whence he was taken; and to till the land, and to tend 30 For, as I, the Lord God, liveth, flocks; and they also begat sons and even so my words cannot return daughters. void, for, as they go forth out of my4 And Adam called upon the name mouth, they must be fulfilled. of the Lord, and Eve also, his wife; 31 So I drove out the man, and I and they heard the voice of the placed at the east of the garden of Lord, from the way towards the Eden, cherubim, and a flaming garden of Eden, speaking unto sword, which turned every way, to them, and they saw him not; for keep the way of the tree of life. they were shut out from his 32 (And these are the words which presence. I spake unto my servant Moses. 5 And he gave unto them And they are true, even as I will. commandments, that they should 33 And I have spoken them unto worship the Lord their God; and you. See thou show them unto no should offer the firstlings of their man, until I command you, except flocks for an offering unto the they that believe.) Amen. Lord. 6 And Adam was obedient unto the CHAPTER 4 commandments of the Lord. And Sons and daughters born to Adam after many days, an angel of the - Offering of sacrifices - Lord appeared unto Adam, saying, Redemption declared -- Satan Why dost thou offer sacrifices unto estranges man from God. the Lord? And Adam said unto him, I know not, save the Lord 1 And it came to pass, that after I, commanded me. the Lord God, had driven them out, that Adam began to till the earth, GENESIS CHAPTER 5 7 And then the angel spake, saying, things known unto their sons and This thing is a similitude of the their daughters. sacrifice of the Only Begotten of 13 And Satan came among them, the Father, which is full of grace saying, I am also a son of God, and and truth; he commanded them, saying, 8 Wherefore, thou shalt do all that Believe it not. And they believed it thou doest, in the name of the Son. not; and they loved Satan more And thou shalt repent, and call than God. And men began from upon God, in the name of the Son that time forth to be carnal, sensual for evermore. and devilish. 9 And in that day, the Holy Ghost fell upon Adam, which beareth CHAPTER 5 record of the Father and the Son, Satan estranges man from God - saying, I am the Only Begotten of Salvation preached -- Birth of Cain the Father from the beginning, and Abel -- Secret combinations - henceforth and forever; that, as Abel slain, Cain cursed -- Secrets thou hast fallen, thou mayest be revealed by Lamech’s wives -- The redeemed, and all mankind, even as earth cursed. many as will. 10 And in that day Adam blessed 1 And the Lord God called upon God, and was filled, and began to men, by the Holy Ghost, every prophesy concerning all the where, and commanded them that families of the earth; saying, they should repent; Blessed be the name of God, for, 2 And as many as believed in the because of my transgression my Son, and repented of their sins, eyes are opened, and in this life I should be saved. And as many as shall have joy, and again, in the believed not, and repented not, flesh I shall see God. should be damned. And the words 11 And Eve, his wife, heard all went forth out of the mouth of God, these things and was glad, saying, in a firm decree, wherefore they Were it not for our transgression, must be fulfilled. we never should have had seed, and 3 And Adam ceased not to call never should have known good and upon God; and Eve also his wife. evil, and the joy of our redemption, 4 And Adam knew Eve his wife, and the eternal life which God and she conceived and bare Cain, giveth unto all the obedient. and said, I have gotten a man from 12 And Adam and Eve blessed the the Lord; wherefore he may not name of God; and they made all reject his words. But, behold, also Cain hearkened not saying, Who is the Lord, that I should know him? GENESIS CHAPTER 5 5 And she again conceived, and from Cain, for he rejected the bare his brother Abel. And Abel greater counsel, which was had hearkened unto the voice of the from God; and this is a cursing Lord. And Abel was a keeper of which I will put upon thee, except sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the thou repent. ground. 11 And Cain was wroth, and 6 And Cain loved Satan more than listened not any more to the voice God. And Satan commanded him, of the Lord, neither to Abel his saying, Make an offering unto the brother, who walked in holiness Lord. And in process of time it before the Lord. came to pass, that Cain brought of 12 And Adam also, and his wife, the fruit of the ground an offering mourned before the Lord, because unto the Lord. of Cain and his brethren. 7 And Abel, he also brought, of the 13 And it came to pass, that Cain firstlings of his flock, and of the fat took one of his brother’s daughters thereof; and the Lord had respect to wife, and they loved Satan more unto Abel, and to his offering, but than God. unto Cain, and to his offering, he 14 And Satan said unto Cain, had not respect. Swear unto me by thy throat, and if 8 Now Satan knew this, and it thou tell it thou shalt die; and swear pleased him. And Cain was very thy brethren by their heads, and by wroth, and his countenance fell. the living God, that they tell it not; 9 And the Lord said unto Cain, for if they tell it they shall surely Why art thou wroth? Why is thy die; and this that thy father may not countenance fallen? If thou doest know it; and this day I will deliver well thou shalt be accepted, and if thy brother Abel into thine hands. thou doest not well, sin lieth at the 15 And Satan swear unto Cain, that door; and Satan desireth to have he would do according to his thee, and except thou shalt hearken commands. And all these things unto my commandments, I will were done in secret. deliver thee up, and it shall be unto 16 And Cain said, Truly I am thee according to his desire; and Mahan, the master of this great thou shalt rule over him, for from secret, that I may murder and get this time forth thou shalt be the gain. Wherefore Cain was called father of his lies. Master Mahan; and he gloried in 10 Thou shalt be called Perdition, his wickedness. for thou wast also before the world, 17 And Cain went into the field, and it shall be said in time to come, and Cain talked with Abel his that these abominations were had brother; and it came to pass, that GENESIS CHAPTER 5 while they were in the field, Cain 25 And I, the Lord, said unto him, rose up against Abel his brother, Whosoever slayeth thee, vengeance and slew him. shall be taken on him sevenfold; 18 And Cain gloried in that which and I, the Lord, set a mark upon he had done, saying, I am free; Cain, lest any finding him should surely the flocks of my brother kill him. falleth into my hands. 26 And Cain was shut out from the 19 And the Lord said unto Cain, presence of the Lord, and with his Where is Abel, thy brother? And he wife and many of his brethren, said, I know not, am I my brother’s dwelt in the land of Nod, on the keeper? east of Eden. 20 And the Lord said, What hast 27 And Cain knew his wife, and thou done? The voice of thy she conceived and bare Enoch, and brother’s blood cries unto me from he also begat many sons and the ground. daughters. And he builded a city, 21 And now, thou shalt be cursed and he called the name of the city from the earth, which hath opened after the name of his son Enoch. her mouth to receive thy brother’s 28 And unto Enoch was born Irad, blood from thy hand. and other sons and daughters, and 22 When thou tillest the ground, it Irad begat Mehujael, and other sons shall not henceforth yield unto thee and daughters. her strength; a fugitive and a 29 And Mehujael begat Methusael, vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. and other sons and daughters. And 23 And Cain said unto the Lord, Methusael begat Lamech. Satan tempted me, because of my 30 And Lamech took unto himself brother’s flock; and I was wroth two wives, the name of one being also, for his offering thou didst Adah, and the name of the other, accept, and not mine. Zillah. 24 My punishment is greater than I 31 And Adah bare Jabal; he was the can bear. Behold, thou hast driven father of such as dwell in tents, and me out this day from the face of the they were keepers of cattle; and his Lord, and from thy face shall I be brother’s name was Jubal, who was hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a the father of all such as handle the vagabond in the earth; and it shall harp and organ. come to pass, that he that findeth 32 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal me shall slay me, because of mine Cain, an instructor of every iniquities, for these things are not artificer in brass and iron; and the hid from the Lord. sister of Tubal Cain was called Naamah. GENESIS CHAPTER 6 33 And Lamech said unto his because that Lamech had spoken wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my the secret unto his wives, and they voice, ye wives of Lamech; rebelled against him, and declared hearken unto my speech, for I have these things abroad, and had not slain a man to my wounding, and a compassion. young man to my hurt. 41 Wherefore Lamech was 34 If Cain shall be avenged despised, and cast out, and came sevenfold, truly Lamech shall be not among the sons of men, lest he seventy and sevenfold. should die. 35 For, Lamech having entered into 42 And thus the works of darkness a covenant with Satan, after the began to prevail among all the sons manner of Cain, wherein he of men. became Master Mahan, master of 43 And God cursed the earth with a that great secret which was admin sore curse, and was angry with the istered unto Cain by Satan; wicked, with all the sons of men 36 And Irad, the son of Enoch, whom he had made, for they would having known their secret, began to not hearken unto his voice, nor reveal it unto the sons of Adam; believe on his Only Begotten Son, wherefore, Lamech, being angry, even him whom he declared should slew him, not like unto Cain his come in the meridian of time; who brother Abel for the sake of getting was prepared from before the gain; but he slew him for the oath’s foundation of the world. sake; 44 And thus the gospel began to be 37 For, from the days of Cain, there preached from the beginning, being was a secret combination, and their declared by holy angels, sent forth works were in the dark, and they from the presence of God; and by knew every man his brother. his own voice, and by the gift of the 38 Wherefore the Lord cursed Holy Ghost. Lamech and his house, and all they 45 And thus all things were that had covenanted with Satan; for confirmed unto Adam by an holy they kept not the commandments of ordinance; and the gospel God. And it displeased God, and he preached; and a decree sent forth ministered not unto them. that it should be in the world until 39 And their works were abomina the end thereof; and thus it was. tions, and began to spread among Amen. all the sons of men. And it was among the sons of men. CHAPTER 6 40 And among the daughters of Adam warns men to repent -- Seth men, these things were not spoken; is born -- The priesthood is shown GENESIS CHAPTER 6 - Book of generations kept -- Satan 9 And a genealogy was kept of the has dominion -- God’s promise to children of God. And this was the Enoch -- Enoch’s vision -- His book of the generations of Adam, preaching. saying, In the day that God created man, (in the likeness of God made 1 And Adam hearkened unto the he him,) in the image of his own voice of God, and called upon his body, male and female created he sons to repent. them, and blessed them, and called 2 And Adam knew his wife again, their name Adam, in the day when and she bare a son, and he called they were created, and became his name Seth. living souls, in the land, upon the 3 And Adam glorified the name of footstool of God. God, for he said, God hath 10 And Adam lived one hundred appointed me another seed instead and thirty years, and begat a son in of Abel whom Cain slew. his own likeness, after his own 4 And God revealed himself unto image, and called his name Seth. Seth, and he rebelled not, but 11 And the days of Adam, after he offered an acceptable sacrifice like had begotten Seth, were eight unto his brother Abel. And to him hundred years. And he begat many also was born a son, and he called sons and daughters. And all the his name Enos. days that Adam lived, were nine 5 And then began these men to call hundred and thirty years; and he upon the name of the Lord; and the died. Lord blessed them; and a book of 12 Seth lived one hundred and five remembrance was kept in the years, and begat Enos, and proph which was recorded in the language esied in all his days, and taught his of Adam, for it was given unto as son Enos in the ways of God. many as called upon God, to write Wherefore Enos prophesied also. by the Spirit of inspiration; And Seth lived after he begat Enos, 6 And by them their children were eight hundred and seven years, and taught to read and write, having a begat many sons and daughters. language which was pure and 13 And the children of men were undefiled. numerous upon all the face of the 7 Now this same priesthood which land. And in those days, Satan had was in the beginning, shall be in the great dominion among men, and end of the world also. raged in their hearts; and from 8 Now this prophecy Adam spake, thenceforth came wars and as he was moved upon by the Holy bloodshed. Ghost. GENESIS CHAPTER 6 14 And a man’s hand was against 22 And Jared lived, after he begat his own brother in administering Enoch, eight hundred years, and death, because of secret works, begat sons and daughters. And seeking for power. And all the days Jared taught Enoch in all the ways of Seth were nine hundred and of God. twelve years; and he died. 23 And this is the genealogy of the 15 And Enos lived ninety years, sons of Adam, who was the son of and begat Cainan. And Enos, and God, with whom God himself the residue of the people of God, conversed. came out from the land which was 24 And they were preachers of called Shulon, and dwelt in a land righteousness, and spake and of promise, which he called after prophesied, and called upon all his own son, whom he had named men everywhere to repent. And Cainan. faith was taught unto the children 16 And Enos lived, after he begat of men. Cainan, eight hundred and fifteen 25 And it came to pass, that all the years, and begat many sons and days of Jared were nine hundred daughters. And all the days of Enos and sixty-two years; and he died. were nine hundred and five years; 26 And Enoch lived sixty-five and he died. years, and begat Methuselah. And 17 And Cainan lived seventy years, it came to pass that Enoch and begat Mahalaleel. journeyed in the land, among the 18 And Cainan lived after he begat people; and as he journeyed the Mahalaleel, eight hundred and Spirit of God descended out of forty years, and begat sons and heaven, and abode upon him; daughters. And all the days of 27 And he heard a voice from Cainan were nine hundred and ten heaven, saying, Enoch, my son, years; and he died. prophesy unto this people, and say 19 And Mahalaleel lived sixty-five unto them, Repent, for thus saith years, and begat Jared. the Lord, I am angry with this 20 And Mahalaleel lived after he people, and my fierce anger is begat Jared, eight hundred and kindled against them; for their thirty years, and begat sons and hearts have waxed hard, and their daughters. And all the days of ears are dull of hearing, and their Mahalaleel were eight hundred and eyes cannot see afar off. ninety-five years; and he died. 28 And for these many generations, 21 And Jared lived one hundred even since the day that I created and sixty-two years, and begat them, have they gone astray, and Enoch. have denied me, and have sought GENESIS CHAPTER 6 their own counsels in the dark; and 35 Say unto this people, choose ye in their own abominations have this day to serve the Lord God who they devised murder, and have not made you. kept the commandments which I 36 Behold, my Spirit is upon you; gave unto their father Adam. wherefore all thy words will I 29 Wherefore, they have forsworn justify, and the mountains shall flee themselves, and by their oaths they before you, and the rivers shall turn have brought upon themselves from their course; and thou shalt death. abide in me, and I in you; therefore 30 And an hell I have prepared for walk with me. them, if they repent not; 37 And the Lord spake unto Enoch, 31 And this is a decree which I and said unto him, Anoint thine have sent forth in the beginning of eyes with clay, and wash them, and the world, from mine own mouth, thou shalt see; and he did so. from the foundation thereof; and by 38 And he beheld the spirits that the mouths of my servants, thy God had created, and he beheld fathers, have I decreed it; even as it also things which were not visible shall be sent forth in the world, to the natural eye; and from thence unto the end thereof. forth came the saying abroad in the 32 And when Enoch had heard land, A seer hath the Lord raised up these words, he bowed himself to unto his people. the earth, before the Lord, and 39 And it came to pass, that Enoch spake before the Lord, saying, Why went forth in the land, among the is it that I have found favor in thy people, standing upon the hills, and sight, and am but a lad, and all the the high places, and cried with a people hate me, for I am slow of loud voice, testifying against their speech; wherefore am I thy works. servant? 40 And all men were offended 33 And the Lord said unto Enoch, because of him; and they came Go forth, and do as I have forth to hear him upon the high commanded thee, and no man shall places, saying unto the tent- pierce thee. keepers, Tarry ye here and keep the 34 Open thy mouth, and it shall be tents while we go yonder to behold filled, and I will give thee the seer, for he prophesieth; and utterance; for all flesh is in my there is a strange thing in the land, hands, and I will do as seemeth me a wild man hath come among us. good. 41 And it came to pass when they heard him, no man laid hands on GENESIS CHAPTER 6 him, for fear came on them all that the finger of God; and it is given in heard him, for he walked with God. our own language. 42 And there came a man unto him, 48 And as Enoch spake forth the whose name was Mahijah, and said words of God, the people trembled unto him, Tell us plainly who thou and could not stand in his presence. art, and from whence thou comest. 49 And he said unto them, Because 43 And he said unto them, I came that Adam fell, we are; and by his out from the land of Cainan, the fall came death, and we are made land of my fathers, a land of partakers of misery and woe. righteousness unto this day; and my 50 Behold, Satan hath come among father taught me in all the ways of the children of men, and tempteth God. them to worship him; and men have 44 And it came to pass, as I become carnal, sensual, and journeyed from the land of Cainan devilish, and are shut out from the by the sea east, I beheld a vision; presence of God. and lo, the heavens I saw, and the 51 But God hath made known unto Lord spake with me, and gave me our fathers, that all men must commandment; wherefore for this repent. cause, to keep the commandment, I 52 And he called upon our father speak forth these words. Adam, by his own voice, saying, I 45 And Enoch continued his am God; I made the world, and speech, saying, The Lord which men before they were in the flesh. spake with me, the same is the God 53 And he also said unto him, If of heaven, and he is my God and thou wilt, turn unto me and hearken your God, and ye are my brethren; unto my voice, and believe, and and why counsel ye yourselves, repent of all thy transgressions, and and deny the God of heaven? be baptized, even in water, in the 46 The heavens he made; the earth name of mine Only Begotten Son, is his footstool, and the foundation who is full of grace and truth, thereof is his; behold, he laid it, and which is Jesus Christ, the only hosts of men hath he brought in name which shall be given under upon the face thereof. heaven, whereby salvation shall 47 And death hath come upon our come unto the children of men; and fathers; nevertheless, we know ye shall receive the gift of the Holy them, and cannot deny, and even Ghost, asking all things in his the first of all we know, even name, and whatsoever ye shall ask Adam; for a book of remembrance it shall be given you. we have written among us, 54 And our father Adam spake unto according to the pattern given by the Lord, and said, Why is it that GENESIS CHAPTER 6 men must repent, and be baptized things freely unto your children, in water? saying, that by reason of trans 55 And the Lord said unto Adam, gression cometh the fall, which fall Behold, I have forgiven thee thy bringeth death; and inasmuch as ye transgression in the garden of were born into the world by water Eden. and blood, and the spirit, which I 56 Hence came the saying abroad have made, and so become of dust among the people, that the Son of a living soul; God hath atoned for original guilt, 62 Even so ye must be born again, wherein the sins of the parents into the kingdom of heaven, of cannot be answered upon the heads water, and of the Spirit, and be of the children, for they are whole cleansed by blood, even the blood from the foundation of the world. of mine Only Begotten; that ye may 57 And the Lord spake unto Adam, be sanctified from all sin; and enjoy saying, Inasmuch as thy children the words of eternal life in this are conceived in sin, even so, when world, and eternal life in the world they begin to grow up sin to come; even immortal glory. conceiveth in their hearts, and they 63 For, by the water ye keep the taste the bitter, that they may know commandment; by the Spirit ye are to prize the good. justified; and by the blood ye are 58 And it is given unto them to sanctified. know good from evil; wherefore, 64 Therefore it is given to abide in they are agents unto themselves. you, the record of heaven, the 59 And I have given unto you Comforter, the peaceable things of another law and commandment; immortal glory, the truth of all wherefore teach it unto your things, that which quickeneth all children, that all men, everywhere, things which maketh alive all must repent, or they can in no wise things, that which knoweth all inherit the kingdom of God. things, and hath all power 60 For no unclean thing can dwell according to wisdom, mercy, truth, there, or dwell in his presence; for, justice and judgment. in the language of Adam, Man of 65 And now, behold, I say unto Holiness is his name; and the name you, This is the plan of salvation of his Only Begotten is the son of unto all men, through the blood of Man, even Jesus Christ, a righteous mine Only Begotten, who shall judge, who shall come in the come in the meridian of time. meridian of time. 66 And, behold, all things have 61 Therefore I give unto you a their likeness; and all things are commandment, to teach these created and made to bear record of GENESIS CHAPTER 7 me; both things which are promised the earth -- Zion is fled - temporal, and things which are Covenant continued in Methuselah. spiritual; things which are in the 1 And it came to pass, that Enoch heavens above, and things which continued his speech, saying, are on the earth, and things which Behold, our father Adam taught are in the earth, and things which these things, and many have are under the earth, both above and believed, and become the sons of beneath, all things bear record of God; and many have believed not, me. and have perished in their sins, and 67 And it came to pass, when the are looking forth with fear, in Lord had spoken with Adam our torment, for the fiery indignation of father, that Adam cried unto the the wrath of God to be poured out Lord, and he was caught away by upon them. the Spirit of the Lord, and was 2 And from that time forth, Enoch carried down into the water, and began to prophesy, saying unto the was laid under the water, and was people, that, as I was journeying, brought forth out of the water; and and stood in the place Mahujah, thus he was baptized. and cried unto the Lord, there came 68 And the Spirit of God descended a voice out of heaven, saying, Turn upon him, and thus he was born of ye and get ye upon the mount the Spirit, and became quickened in Simeon. the inner man. 3 And it came to pass, that I turned 69 And he heard a voice out of and went up on the mount; and as I heaven, saying, Thou art baptized stood upon the mount, I beheld the with fire and with the Holy Ghost; heavens open, and I was clothed this is the record of the Father and upon with glory. the Son, from henceforth and 4 And I saw the Lord, and he stood forever; before my face, and he talked with 70 And thou art after the order of me, even as a man talketh one with him who was without beginning of another, face to face; and he said days or end of years, from all unto me, Look, and I will show eternity to all eternity. unto thee the world for the space of 71 Behold, thou art one in me, a many generations. son of God; and thus may all 5 And it came to pass, that I beheld become my sons. Amen. in the valley of Shum, and, lo! a great people which dwelt in tents, CHAPTER 7 which were the people of Shum. Prophecy of Enoch, his preaching 6 And again the Lord said unto me, - The heavens weep -- Rest Look, and I looked towards the GENESIS CHAPTER 7 north, and I beheld the people of and of the Son, who is full of grace Cainan, which dwelt in tents. and truth, and the Holy Ghost 7 And the Lord said unto me, which beareth record of the Father Prophesy; and I prophesied saying, and the Son. 8 Behold, the people of Cainan 14 And it came to pass, that Enoch which are numerous, shall go forth continued to call upon all the in battle array against the people of people, save it were the people of Shum, and shall slay them, that Cainan, to repent. they shall be utterly destroyed. 15 And so great was the faith of 9 And the people of Cainan shall Enoch, that he led the people of divide themselves in the land, and God, and their enemies came to the land shall be barren and battle against them, and he spake unfruitful, and none other people the word of the Lord, and the earth shall dwell there, but the people of trembled, and the mountains fled, Cainan; for, behold, the Lord shall even according to his command. curse the land with much heat, and 16 And the rivers of water were the barrenness thereof shall go turned out of their course, and the forth forever. roar of the lions was heard out of 10 And there was a blackness came the wilderness. upon all the children of Cainan, 17 And all nations feared greatly, that they were despised among all so powerful was the word of people. Enoch, and so great was the power 11 And it came to pass, that the of the language which God had Lord said unto me, Look, and I given him. looked, and I beheld the land of 18 There also came up a land out of Sharon, and the land of Enoch, and the depths of the sea; and so great the land of Omner, and the land of was the fear of the enemies of the Heni, and the land of Shem, and the people of God, that they fled and land of Haner, and the land of stood afar off, and went upon the Hanannihah, and all the inhab land which came up out of the itants thereof. depths of the sea. 12 And the Lord said unto me, Go 19 And the giants of the land also forth to this people, and say unto stood afar off; and there went forth them, Repent; lest I come out and a curse upon all the people which smite them with a curse, and they fought against God. die. 20 And from that time forth, there 13 And he gave unto me a were wars, and bloodshed among commandment, that I should them; but the Lord came and dwelt baptize in the name of the Father, GENESIS CHAPTER 7 with his people, and they dwelt in save it were the seed of Cain; for righteousness. the seed of Cain were black, and 21 And the fear of the Lord was had not place among them. upon all nations, so great was the 30 And after that Zion was taken up glory of the Lord which was upon into heaven, Enoch beheld, and lo, his people. all the nations of the earth were 22 And the Lord blessed the land, before him; and there came gener and they were blessed upon the ation upon generation. mountains, and upon the high 31 And Enoch was high and lifted places, and did flourish. up, even in the bosom of the Father 23 And the Lord called his people, and the Son of Man; and, behold, Zion, because they were of one the powers of Satan were upon all heart and of one mind, and dwelt in the face of the earth; and he saw righteousness; and there were no angels descending out of heaven, poor among them. and he heard a loud voice, saying, 24 And Enoch continued his Woe! woe! be unto the inhabitants preaching in righteousness unto the of the earth! people of God. 32 And he beheld Satan, and he had 25 And it came to pass in his days, a great chain in his hand, and it that he built a city that was called veiled the whole face of the earth the city of Holiness, even Zion. with darkness; and he looked up 26 And it came to pass, that Enoch and laughed, and his angels talked with the Lord, and he said rejoiced. unto the Lord, Surely, Zion shall 33 And Enoch beheld angels dwell in safety forever. But the descending out of heaven, bearing Lord said unto Enoch, Zion have I testimony of the Father, and of the blessed, but the residue of the Son. people have I cursed. 34 And the Holy Ghost fell on 27 And it came to pass, that the many, and they were caught up by Lord showed unto Enoch all the the powers of heaven into Zion. inhabitants of the earth, and he 35 And it came to pass, that the beheld, and lo! Zion in process of God of heaven looked upon the time was taken up into heaven. residue of the people, and wept; 28 And the Lord said unto Enoch, and Enoch bore record of it, saying, Behold mine abode forever. How is it that the heavens weep, 29 And Enoch also beheld the and shed forth their tears as the rain residue of the people which were upon the mountains? And Enoch the sons of Adam, and they were a said unto the Lord, How is it that mixture of all the seed of Adam, thou canst weep, seeing thou art GENESIS CHAPTER 7 holy, and from all eternity to all the floods upon them; for my fierce eternity? anger is kindled against them. 36 And were it possible that man 42 Behold, I am God; Man of could number the particles of the Holiness is my name; Man of earth, yea, and millions of earths Counsel is my name; and Endless like this, it would not be a and Eternal is my name also. beginning to the number of thy Wherefore I can stretch forth my creations; hands and hold all the creations 37 And thy curtains are stretched which I have made, and mine eye out still, and thou art there, and thy can pierce them also. bosom is there; and also, thou art 43 And among all the workmanship just, thou art merciful and kind of my hands there has not been so forever; great wickedness as among thy 38 Thou hast taken Zion to thine brethren; but, behold, their sins own bosom, from all thy creations, shall be upon the heads of their from all eternity to all eternity; and fathers; Satan shall be their father, naught but peace, justice, and truth and misery shall be their doom; and is the habitation of thy throne; and the whole heavens shall weep over mercy shall go before thy face and them, even all the workmanship of have no end. How is it that thou my hands. canst weep? 44 Wherefore should not the 39 The Lord said unto Enoch, heavens weep, seeing these shall Behold, these thy brethren, they are suffer? But, behold, these which the workmanship of mine own thine eyes are upon shall perish in hands, and I gave unto them their the floods; and, behold, I will shut intelligence in the day that I created them up; a prison have I prepared them. for them, and he whom I have 40 And in the garden of Eden gave chosen hath pleaded before my I unto man his agency; and unto thy face; brethren have I said, and also gave 45 Wherefore he suffereth for their commandment, that they should sins, inasmuch as they will repent, love one another; and that they in the day that my chosen shall should choose me their Father. return unto me; and until that day 41 But, behold, they are without they shall be in torment. affection, and they hate their own 46 Wherefore for this shall the blood; and the fire of mine indig heavens weep, yea, and all the nation is kindled against them; and workmanship of my hands. in my hot displeasure will I send in 47 And it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Enoch, and told GENESIS CHAPTER 7 Enoch all the doings of the children 54 And, behold, Enoch saw the day of men. of the coming of the Son of Man, 48 Wherefore Enoch knew and even in the flesh; and his soul looked upon their wickedness, and rejoiced, saying, The righteous is their misery; and wept, and lifted up; and the Lamb is slain stretched forth his arms, and his from the foundation of the world; heart swelled wide as eternity, and and through faith I am in the bosom his bowels yearned, and all eternity of the Father; and behold, Zion is shook. with me! 49 And Enoch saw Noah also, and 55 And it came to pass, that Enoch his family, that the posterity of all looked upon the earth, and he heard the sons of Noah should be saved a voice from the bowels thereof, with a temporal salvation. saying, Woe! woe! is me, the 50 Wherefore Enoch saw that Noah mother of men! I am pained, I am built an ark, and the Lord smiled weary, because of the wickedness upon it, and held it in his own hand; of my children! When shall I rest, but upon the residue of the wicked and be cleansed from the filthiness came the floods and swallowed which has gone forth out of me? them up. When will my Creator sanctify me, 51 And as Enoch saw thus, he had that I may rest, and righteousness bitterness of soul, and wept over for a season abide upon my face? his brethren, and said unto the 56 And when Enoch heard the earth heavens, I will refuse to be mourn, he wept, and cried unto the comforted. Lord, saying, O Lord, wilt thou not 52 But the Lord said unto Enoch, have compassion upon the earth? Lift up your heart and be glad, and wilt thou not bless the children of look. And it came to pass, that Noah? Enoch looked, and from Noah he 57 And it came to pass, that Enoch beheld all the families of the earth, continued his cry unto the Lord, and he cried unto the Lord, saying, saying, I ask thee, O Lord, in the When shall the day of the Lord name of thine Only Begotten, even come? When shall the blood of the Jesus Christ, that thou wilt have righteous be shed, that all they that mercy upon Noah, and his seed, mourn may be sanctified, and have that the earth might never more be eternal life? covered by the floods. 53 And the Lord said, It shall be in 58 And the Lord could not the meridian of time; in the days of withhold; and he covenanted with wickedness and vengeance. Enoch, and sware unto him with an oath, that he would stay the floods; GENESIS CHAPTER 7 that he would call upon the children of darkness until the judgment of of Noah; and he sent forth an the great day. unalterable decree, that a remnant 65 And again Enoch wept, and of his seed should always be found cried unto the Lord, saying, When among all nations, while the earth shall the earth rest? should stand. 66 And Enoch beheld the Son of 59 And the Lord said, Blessed is he Man ascend up unto the Father; and through whose seed Messiah shall he called unto the Lord, saying, come; for he saith, I am Messiah, Wilt thou not come again upon the the King of Zion, the Rock of earth? for inasmuch as thou art heaven, which is broad as eternity; God, and I know thee, and thou and whoso cometh in at the gate, hast sworn unto me, and and climbeth up by me shall never commanded me that I should ask in fall. the name of thine Only Begotten; 60 Wherefore blessed are they of thou hast made me, and given unto whom I have spoken, for they shall me a right to thy throne, and not of come forth with songs of myself, but through thine own everlasting joy. grace; and wherefore I ask thee if 61 And it came to pass, that Enoch thou wilt not come again on the cried unto the Lord, saying, When earth? the Son of Man cometh in the flesh 67 And the Lord said unto Enoch, shall the earth rest? I pray thee As I live, even so will I come in the show me these things. last days, in the days of wickedness 62 And the Lord said unto Enoch, and vengeance, to fulfill the oath Look; and he looked, and beheld which I made unto you concerning the Son of Man lifted up on the the children of Noah. cross, after the manner of men. 68 And the day shall come that the 63 And he heard a loud voice, and earth shall rest. But before that day the heavens were veiled; and all the the heavens shall be darkened, and creations of God mourned, and the a veil of darkness shall cover the earth groaned; and the rocks were earth; and the heavens shall shake, rent; and the saints arose, and were and also the earth. crowned at the right hand of the 69 And great tribulations shall be Son of Man, with crowns of glory. among the children of men, but my 64 And as many of the spirits as people will I preserve; and were in prison came forth and stood righteousness will I send down out on the right hand of God. And the of heaven, and truth will I send remainder were reserved in chains forth out of the earth, to bear testimony of mine Only Begotten; GENESIS CHAPTER 7 his resurrection from the dead; yea, which should come upon the and also the resurrection of all men. wicked. 70 And righteousness and truth will 75 And the Lord showed Enoch all I cause to sweep the earth as with a things, even unto the end of the flood, to gather out mine own elect world. And he saw the day of the from the four quarters of the earth, righteous, the hour of their unto a place which I shall prepare; redemption, and received a fullness an holy city, that my people may of joy. gird up their loins, and be looking 76 And all the days of Zion, in the forth for the time of my coming; for days of Enoch, were three hundred there shall be my tabernacle, and it and sixty-five years. shall be called Zion; a New 77 And Enoch and all his people Jerusalem. walked with God, and he dwelt in 71 And the Lord said unto Enoch, the midst of Zion. Then shalt thou and all thy city 78 And it came to pass, that Zion meet them there; and we will was not, for God received it up into receive them into our bosom; and his own bosom; and from thence they shall see us, and we will fall went forth the saying, Zion is fled. upon their necks, and they shall fall And all the days of Enoch were upon our necks, and we will kiss four hundred and thirty years. each other; 79 And it came to pass, that Methu 72 And there shall be mine abode, selah, the son of Enoch, was not and it shall be Zion, which shall taken, that the covenants of the come forth out of all the creations Lord might be fulfilled which he which I have made; and for the made to Enoch; for he truly coven space of a thousand years shall the anted with Enoch, that Noah should earth rest. be of the fruit of his loins. 73 And it came to pass, that Enoch 80 And it came to pass, that Methu saw the day of the coming of the selah prophesied that from his loins Son of Man, in the last days, to should spring all the kingdoms of dwell on the earth, in the earth; (through Noah,) and he righteousness, for the space of a took glory unto himself. thousand years. 81 And there came forth a great 74 But before that day, he saw great famine into the land, and the Lord tribulation among the wicked; and cursed the earth with a sore curse, he also saw the sea, that it was and many of the inhabitants thereof troubled, and men’s hearts failing died. them, looking forth with fear for 82 And it came to pass, that Methu the judgment of the Almighty God, selah lived one hundred and eighty GENESIS CHAPTER 8 seven years, and begat Lamech; two, the male and his female saved and Methuselah lived after he begat -- The ark rests, the waters abate. Lamech, seven hundred and eighty- 1 And Noah and his sons hearkened two years, and begat sons and unto the Lord, and gave heed; and daughters. And all the days of they were called the sons of God. Methuselah were nine hundred and 2 And when these men began to sixty-nine years, and he died. multiply on the face of the earth, 83 And Lamech lived one hundred and daughters were born unto and eighty-two years, and begat a them, the sons of men saw that son, and he called his name Noah, their daughters were fair, and they saying, This son shall comfort us took them wives even as they concerning our work, and toil of chose. our hands, because of the ground 3 And the Lord said unto Noah, which the Lord hath cursed. The daughters of thy sons have sold 84 And Lamech lived after he begat themselves, for behold, mine anger Noah, five hundred and ninety-five is kindled against the sons of men, years, and begat sons and for they will not hearken to my daughters. And all the days of voice. Lamech were seven hundred and 4 And it came to pass, that Noah seventy-seven years; and he died. prophesied, and taught the things of 85 And Noah was four hundred and God, even as it was in the fifty years old, and begat Japheth, beginning. and forty-two years afterwards, he 5 And the Lord said unto Noah, My begat Shem, of her who was the Spirit shall not always strive with mother of Japheth, and when he man, for he shall know that all flesh was five hundred years old, he shall die, yet his days shall be an begat Ham. hundred and twenty years; and if men do not repent, I will send in CHAPTER 8 the floods upon them. God displeased because Noah’s 6 And in those days there were daughters sell themselves -- Noah giants on the earth, and they sought declares the gospel -- The earth Noah to take away his life; filled with violence -- The flood 7 But the Lord was with Noah, and foretold -- The ark made -- the power of the Lord was upon Commandment of Noah -- Two by him; and the Lord ordained Noah after his own order, and commanded him that he should go forth and declare his gospel unto GENESIS CHAPTER 8 the children of men, even as it was 13 And it repented Noah, and his given unto Enoch. heart was pained, that the Lord had 8 And it came to pass that Noah made man on the earth, and it called upon the children of men, grieved him at his heart. that they should repent, but they 14 And the Lord said, I will destroy hearkened not unto his words. man whom I have created, from the 9 And also, after that they had face of the earth, both man and heard him, they came up before beast, and the creeping things, and him, saying, Behold, we are the the fowls of the air. sons of God, have we not taken 15 For it repenteth Noah that I have unto ourselves the daughters of created them, and that I have made men? and are we not eating and them; and he hath called upon me, drinking, and marrying and given for they have sought his life. in marriage? and our wives bear 16 And thus Noah found grace in unto us children, and the same are the eyes of the Lord; for Noah was mighty men, which are like unto a just man, and perfect in his gener them of old, men of great renown. ation; and he walked with God, and And they hearkened not unto the also his three sons, Shem, Ham, words of Noah. and Japheth. 10 And God saw that the 17 The earth was corrupt before wickedness of man had become God; and it was filled with great in the earth; and every man violence. And God looked upon the was lifted up in the imagination of earth, and behold, it was corrupt, the thoughts of his heart; being for all flesh had corrupted its way only evil continually. upon the earth. 11 And it came to pass, that Noah 18 And God said unto Noah, The continued his preaching unto the end of all flesh is come before me; people, saying, Hearken and give for the earth is filled with violence, heed unto my words, believe and and behold, I will destroy all flesh repent of your sins and be baptized from off the earth. in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son 19 Make thee therefore, an ark of of God, even as our fathers did, and gopher wood; rooms shalt thou ye shall receive the Holy Ghost, make in the ark, and thou shalt that ye may have all things made pitch it within and without with manifest; pitch; 12 And if you do not this, the 20 And the length of the ark thou floods will come in upon you; shalt make three hundred cubits; nevertheless, they hearkened not. the breadth of it fifty cubits; and the height of it thirty cubits. GENESIS CHAPTER 8 21 And windows shalt thou make the ark; for thee only have I seen to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou righteous before me, in this gener finish it above; and the door of the ation. ark shalt thou set in the side 30 Of every clean beast thou shalt thereof; lower, second, and third take to thee by sevens, the male and chambers shalt thou make in it. his female; and of beasts that are 22 And behold, I, even I will bring not clean by two, the male and his in a flood of water upon the earth, female; to destroy all flesh, wherein is the 31 Of fowls also of the air, by breath of life, from under heaven; sevens, the male and his female; to every thing that liveth on the earth keep seed alive upon the face of the shall die. earth. 23 But with thee will I establish my 32 For yet seven days, and I will covenant, even as I have sworn cause it to rain upon the earth forty unto thy father, Enoch, that of thy days, and forty nights; and every posterity shall come all nations. living substance that I have made 24 And thou shalt come into the will I destroy from off the face of ark, thou and thy sons, and thy the earth. wife, and thy sons’ wives with 33 And Noah did according to all them. that the Lord commanded him. And 25 And of every living thing of all Noah was six hundred years old flesh, two of every kind shalt thou when the flood of waters was upon bring into the ark, to keep alive the earth. with thee; they shall be male and 34 And Noah went in, and his sons, female. and his wife, and his sons’ wives 26 Of fowls after their kind, and of with him, into the ark, because of cattle after their kind, of every the waters of the flood. creeping thing of the earth after his 35 Of clean beasts, and of beasts kind; two of every kind shalt thou that were not clean, and of fowls, take into the ark, to keep alive. and of every thing that creepeth 27 And take thou unto thee of all upon the earth, there went in two food that is eaten, and thou shalt and two, unto Noah into the ark, the gather fruit of every kind unto thee male and the female, as God had in the ark, and it shall be for food commanded Noah. for thee, and for them. 36 And it came to pass, after seven 28 Thus did Noah, according to all days, that the waters of the flood that God commanded him. were upon the earth. In the six 29 And the Lord said unto Noah, hundredth year of Noah’s life, in Come thou and all thy house, into the second month, and the seven GENESIS CHAPTER 8 teenth day of the month, the same 42 And all flesh died that moved day were all the fountains of the upon the face of the earth, both of great deep broken up, and the fowl, and of cattle, and of beasts, windows of heaven were opened, and of every creeping thing that and the rain was upon the earth creepeth upon the earth, and every forty days and forty nights. man. 37 In the selfsame day entered 43 All in whose nostrils the Lord Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and had breathed the breath of life, of Japheth, the sons of Noah; and all that were on the dry land, died. Noah’s wife, and the three wives of 44 And every living substance was his sons with them into the ark; destroyed, which was upon the face they, and every beast after his kind, of the ground, both man, and cattle, and all the cattle after their kind, and the creeping things, and the and every creeping thing that fowls of the air; and they were creepeth on the earth, after his kind, destroyed from the earth; and every fowl after his kind, and 45 And Noah only remained, and every bird of every sort; they that were with him in the ark. 38 And they went unto Noah, into 46 And the waters prevailed on the the ark, two and two of all flesh, earth one hundred and fifty days. wherein is the breath of life; and 47 And God remembered Noah, they that went in, went in male and and all that were with him in the female of all flesh, as God had ark. And God made a wind to pass commanded him, and the Lord shut over the earth, and the waters him in. assuaged. 39 And the flood was forty days 48 The fountains also of the deep, upon the earth, and the waters and the windows of heaven were increased, and bare up the ark, and stopped, and the rain from heaven it was lifted up above the earth. was restrained; and the waters 40 And the waters prevailed and returned from off the earth. increased greatly upon the earth, 49 And after the end of the hundred and the ark went upon the face of and fifty days, the waters were the waters. abated. And the ark rested in the 41 And the waters prevailed seventh month, on the seventeenth exceedingly upon the face of the day of the month, upon the earth, and all the high hills, under mountain of Ararat. the whole heavens were covered. 50 And the waters decreased until Fifteen cubits and upward did the the tenth month; and in the tenth waters prevail; and the mountains month, on the first day of the were covered. GENESIS CHAPTER 9 month, were the tops of the in the second month, on the seven mountains seen. and twentieth day of the month, 51 And it came to pass, at the end was the earth dried. of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had CHAPTER 9 made, and he sent forth a raven, Noah builds an altar - which went forth to and fro, until Commandment to not shed blood -- the waters were dried up from off God’s covenant, the token of it set the earth. in the clouds -- Noah’s folly, the 52 He also sent forth a dove from results of it. him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the 1 And God spake unto Noah, ground; but the dove found no rest saying, Go forth out of the ark, thou for the sole of her foot, and she and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy returned unto him into the ark, for sons’ wives with thee. the waters had not receded from off 2 Bring forth with thee every living the face of the whole earth; then he thing that is with thee, of all flesh, put forth his hand and took her, and both of fowl, and of cattle, and of pulled her in unto him into the ark. every creeping thing that creepeth 53 And he stayed yet other seven upon the earth; that they may breed days, and again he sent forth the abundantly in the earth, and be dove out of the ark, and the dove fruitful and multiply upon the came in to him in the evening; and earth. lo, in her mouth an olive leaf 3 And Noah went forth, and his plucked off; so Noah knew that the sons, and his wife, and his sons’ waters were abated from off the wives with him. And every beast, earth. every creeping thing, and every 54 And he stayed yet other seven fowl upon the earth, after their days, and sent forth a dove, which kinds, went forth out of the ark. returned not again unto him any 4 And Noah builded an altar unto more. the Lord, and took of every clean 55 And it came to pass, in the six beast, and of every clean fowl, and hundred and first year, in the first offered burnt offerings on the altar; month, the first day of the month, and gave thanks unto the Lord, and the waters were dried up from off rejoiced in his heart. the earth. 5 And the Lord spake unto Noah, 56 And Noah removed the covering and he blessed him. And Noah of the ark, and looked, and behold, smelled a sweet savor, and he said the face of the ground was dry. And in his heart; GENESIS CHAPTER 9 6 I will call on the name of the 13 For a commandment I give, that Lord, that he will not again curse every man’s brother shall preserve the ground any more for man’s the life of man, for in mine own sake, for the imagination of man’s image have I made man. heart is evil from his youth; and 14 And a commandment I give that he will not again smite any unto you, Be ye fruitful and more every thing living, as he hath multiply; bring forth abundantly on done, while the earth remaineth; the earth, and multiply therein. 7 And, that seed-time and harvest, 15 And God spake unto Noah, and and cold and heat, and summer and to his sons with him, saying, And I, winter, and day and night, may not behold, I will establish my cease with man. covenant with you, which I made 8 And God blessed Noah and his unto your father Enoch, concerning sons, and said unto them, Be your seed after you. fruitful and multiply, and replenish 16 And it shall come to pass, that the earth. And the fear of you, and every living creature that is with the dread of you shall be upon you, of the fowl, and of the cattle, every beast of the earth, and upon and of the beast of the earth that is every fowl of the air, upon all that with you, which shall go out of the moveth upon the earth, and upon ark, shall not altogether perish; all the fishes of the sea; into your neither shall all flesh be cut off any hand are they delivered. more by the waters of a flood; 9 Every moving thing that liveth neither shall there any more be a shall be meat for you; even as the flood to destroy the earth. green herb have I given you all 17 And I will establish my things. covenant with you, which I made 10 But, the blood of all flesh which unto Enoch, concerning the I have given you for meat, shall be remnants of your posterity. shed upon the ground, which taketh 18 And God made a covenant with life thereof, and the blood ye shall Noah, and said, This shall be the not eat. token of the covenant I make 11 And surely, blood shall not be between me and you, and for every shed, only for meat, to save your living creature with you, for lives; and the blood of every beast perpetual generations; will I require at your hands. 19 I will set my bow in the cloud; 12 And whoso sheddeth man’s and it shall be for a token of a blood, by man shall his blood be covenant between me and the earth. shed; for man shall not shed the 20 And it shall come to pass, when blood of man. I bring a cloud over the earth, that GENESIS CHAPTER 9 the bow shall be seen in the cloud; thee; for all flesh that shall be upon and I will remember my covenant, the earth. which I have made between me and 26 And the sons of Noah that went you, for every living creature of all forth of the ark, were Shem, and flesh. And the waters shall no more Ham, and Japheth; and Ham was become a flood to destroy all flesh. the father of Canaan. These were 21 And the bow shall be in the the three sons of Noah, and of them cloud; and I will look upon it, that I was the whole earth overspread. may remember the everlasting 27 And Noah began to till the earth, covenant, which I made unto thy and he was an husbandman; and he father Enoch; that, when men planted a vineyard, and he drank of should keep all my command the wine, and was drunken; and he ments, Zion should again come on was uncovered within his tent; the earth, the city of Enoch which I 28 And Ham, the father of Canaan, have caught up unto myself. saw the nakedness of his father, and 22 And this is mine everlasting told his brethren without; and Shem covenant, that when thy posterity and Japheth took a garment and shall embrace the truth, and look laid upon both their shoulders, and upward, then shall Zion look went backward and covered the downward, and all the heavens nakedness of their father, and they shall shake with gladness, and the saw not their father’s nakedness. earth shall tremble with joy; 29 And Noah awoke from his wine, 23 And the general assembly of the and knew what his youngest son church of the firstborn shall come had done unto him, and he said, down out of heaven, and possess Cursed be Canaan; a servant of the earth, and shall have place until servants shall he be unto his the end come. And this is mine brethren. everlasting covenant, which I made 30 And he said, Blessed be the with thy father Enoch. Lord God of Shem; and Canaan 24 And the bow shall be in the shall be his servant, and a veil of cloud, and I will establish my darkness shall cover him, that he covenant unto thee, which I have shall be known among all men. made between me and thee, for 31 God shall enlarge Japheth, and every living creature of all flesh he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; that shall be upon the earth. and Canaan shall be his servant. 25 And God said unto Noah, This 32 And Noah lived after the flood, is the token of the covenant which I three hundred and fifty years. And have established between me and all the days of Noah were nine GENESIS CHAPTER 10 hundred and fifty years; and he the city Rehoboth, and Calah, and died. Resen between Nineveh and Calah; the same was a great city. CHAPTER 10 8 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Genealogy of the sons of Noah. Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, and Pathrusim, and 1 Now these were the generations Casluhim, out of whom came of the sons of Noah; Shem, Ham, Philistim and Caphtorim. and Japheth; and unto them were 9 And Canaan begat Sidon, his sons born after the flood. firstborn, and Heth, and the 2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Jebusite, and the Amorite, and Magog, Madai, and Javan, and Girgashite, and the Hivite, and the Tubal, and Meschech, and Tiras. Arkite, and the Sinite, and the 3 And these are the sons of Gomer; Arvadite, and Zemarite, and the Ashkenaz and Riphath, and Hamathite; and afterward were the Togarmah. And the sons of Javan; families of the Canaanites spread Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and abroad. Dodanim. By these were the isles 10 And the borders of the of the Gentiles divided in their Canaanites were from Sidon, as lands; every one after the same thou comest to Gerar unto Gaza; as tongue, after their families, in their thou goest unto Sodom and nations. Gomorrah, and Admah, and 4 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Zeboiim even unto Lasha. Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. 11 These were the sons of Ham, And the sons of Cush; Seba, and after their families, after the same Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, tongue, in their countries, and in and Sabtecha. And the sons of their nations. Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. 12 Unto Shem also, which was the 5 And Cush begat Nimrod; he elder, children were born; and he began to be a mighty one in the was the father of Eber, and even to earth. He was a mighty hunter in him were children born. the land. Wherefore, it is said; Even 13 And these are the children of as Nimrod, the mighty hunter in the Shem; Eber, and Elam, and Asshur, land. and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. 6 And he began a kingdom, and the 14 And these were the children of beginning of his kingdom was Aram; Us, and Hul, and Gether, Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and and Mash. Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 15 And Arphaxad begat Salah, and 7 Out of that land went forth Salah begat Eber. And unto Eber Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and GENESIS CHAPTER 11 were born two sons; the name of 2 And they said one to another, one, Peleg, the other Joktan. Come, go to, let us make brick, and 16 And Peleg was a mighty man, burn them thoroughly. And they for in his days was the earth had brick for stone, and they had divided. slime for mortar. 17 And Joktan begat Almodad, and 3 And they said, Come, go to, let us Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and build us a city, and a tower whose Jerah, and Hadoram, and Uzal, and top will be high, nigh unto heaven; Diklah, and Obal, and Abimael, and let us make us a name, lest we and Sheba, and Ophar, and be scattered abroad upon the face Havilah, and Jobab; and these were of the whole earth. the sons of Joktan. 4 And the Lord came down, 18 And their dwelling was from beholding the city and the tower Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar, a which the children of men were mount of the east. building; 19 These were the sons of Shem, 5 And the Lord said, Behold, the after their families, after their people are the same, and they all tongues, in their lands, after their have the same language; and this nations. tower they begin to build, and now, 20 These were the families of the nothing will be restrained from sons of Noah, after their genera them, which they have imagined, tions, in their nations; and by these except I, the Lord, confound their were the nations divided on the language, that they may not under earth, after the flood. stand one another’s speech. So I, the Lord, will scatter them abroad CHAPTER 11 from thence, upon all the face of Babel built -- Language the land, and unto every quarter of confounded -- Generations of Shem the earth. -- Abram born; married, and goes 6 And they were confounded, and into Canaan. left off to build the city, and they hearkened not unto the Lord, 1 And the whole earth was of the therefore, is the name of it called same language, and of the same Babel, because the Lord was speech. And it came to pass, that displeased with their works, and many journeyed from the east, and did there confound the language of as they journeyed from the east, all the earth; and from thence did they found a plain in the land of the Lord scatter them abroad upon Shinar, and dwelt there in the plain the face thereof. of Shinar. GENESIS CHAPTER 12 7 And these were the generations of 14 And Nahor lived nine and Shem. And Shem being an hundred twenty years, and begat Terah; and years old, begat Arphaxad two Nahor lived after he begat Terah years after the flood; and Shem and hundred and nineteen years, lived after he begat Arphaxad five and begat sons and daughters. hundred years, and begat sons and 15 And Terah lived seventy years, daughters. and begat Abram, Nahor and 8 And Arphaxad lived five and Haran. thirty years, and begat Salah; and 16 Now these were the generations Arphaxad lived after he begat of Terah; Terah begat Abram, Salah, four hundred and three Nahor and Haran; and Haran begat years, and begat sons and Lot. daughters. 17 And Haran died before his 9 And Salah lived thirty years, and father Terah, in the land of his begat Eber; and Salah lived after he nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. begat Eber four hundred and three 18 And Abram and Nahor took years, and begat sons and them wives; and the name of daughters. Abram’s wife was Sarai; and the 10 And Eber lived four and thirty name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the years, and begat Peleg; and Eber daughter of Haran, the father of lived after he begat Peleg four Milcah and the father of Iscah; but hundred and thirty years, and begat Sarai was barren, and she bear no sons and daughters. child. 11 And Peleg lived thirty years, and 19 And Terah took Abram his son, begat Reu; and Peleg lived after he and Lot the son of Haran, his son’s begat Reu, two hundred and nine son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, years, and begat sons and his son Abram’s wife; and went daughters. forth with them from Ur of the 12 And Reu lived two and thirty Chaldees, to go into the land of years, and begat Serug; and Reu Canaan; and they came unto Haran, lived after he begat Serug two and dwelt there. hundred and seven years, and begat 20 And the days of Terah were two sons and daughters. hundred and five years; and Terah 13 And Serug lived thirty years, died in Haran. and begat Nahor; and Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred CHAPTER 12 years, and begat sons and God’s command to Abram -- He by daughters. faith obeys -- Covenant with Abram GENESIS CHAPTER 12 -- Pharaoh plagued for Sarai’s Beth-el, and pitched his tent, sake. leaving Beth-el on the west, and Hai was on the east. And there he 1 Now, the Lord had said unto builded an altar unto the Lord, and Abram, Get thee out of thy country, called upon the name of the Lord. and from thy kindred, and from thy And Abram journeyed, going on father’s house, unto a land that I still toward the south. will show thee; 8 And there was a famine in the 2 And I will make of thee a great land; and Abram went down into nation, and I will bless thee, and Egypt to sojourn there; for the make thy name great; and thou famine became grievous in the shalt be a blessing; and I will bless land. them that bless thee, and curse 9 And it came to pass, when he was them that curse thee; and in thee come near to enter into Egypt, that shall the families of the earth be he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold, blessed. now I know thee to be a fair woman 3 So Abram departed, as the Lord to look upon; therefore it shall had spoken unto him; and Lot went come to pass, when the Egyptians with him. And Abram was seventy shall see thee, that they shall say, and five years old when he This is his wife; and they will kill departed out of Haran. me, but they will save thee alive; 4 And Abram took Sarai, his wife, say I pray thee unto them, I am his and Lot, his brother’s son, and all sister; that it may be well with me their substance that they had for thy sake; and my soul shall live gathered, and the souls that they because of thee. had gotten in Haran; and they went 10 And it came to pass, that when forth to go into the land of Canaan; Abram was come into Egypt, the and into the land of Canaan they Egyptians beheld the woman, that came. she was very fair. 5 And Abram passed through the 11 The princes also of Pharaoh saw land unto the place of Sichem, and her, and commanded her to be the plain of Moreh. And the brought before Pharaoh; and the Canaanites were then in the land. woman was taken into Pharaoh’s 6 And the Lord appeared unto house. Abram, and said, Unto thy seed 12 And he entreated Abram well will I give this land. And there for her sake; and he had sheep, and builded he an altar unto the Lord, oxen, and he asses, and menser who appeared unto him. vants, and maidservants, and she 7 And he removed from thence asses, and camels. unto a mountain on the east of GENESIS CHAPTER 13 13 And the Lord plagued Pharaoh 4 And the land was not able to bear and his house with great plagues, them, that they might dwell because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. together; for their substance was 14 And Pharaoh called Abram, and great, so that they could not dwell said, What hast thou done unto me together. And there was a strife in this thing? Why didst thou not between the herdmen of Abram’s tell me that she was thy wife? Why cattle, and the herdmen of Lot’s saidst thou, She is my sister? so I cattle, that they could not dwell might have taken her unto me to together. wife; now therefore, behold I say 5 And the Canaanite, and the unto thee, Take thy wife and go thy Perizzite dwelled then in the land. way. 6 And Abram said unto Lot, Let 15 And Pharaoh commanded men there be no strife, I pray thee, concerning him; and they sent him between me and thee, and between away, and his wife, and all that he my herdmen and thy herdmen; for had. we are brethren. 7 Is not the whole land before thee? CHAPTER 13 Separate thyself, I pray thee, from Abram journeys out of Egypt - me; if thou go to the left hand, then Separation of Abram and Lot, with I will go to the right; if thou go to their substance -- Abram dwells in the right hand, then I will go to the Mamre, Lot in the plain toward left. Sodom. 8 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that 1 And Abram went up out of it was well watered everywhere, Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that before the Lord destroyed Sodom he had, and Lot with him, unto the and Gomorrah, like as the garden south. And Abram was very rich in of the Lord, like the land of Egypt. cattle, in silver, and in gold. 9 Then Lot chose him all the plain 2 And he went on his journey from of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east; the south, even to Bethel, unto the and they separated themselves the place where his tent had been at the one from the other. beginning, between Bethel and 10 Abram dwelled in the land of Hai; unto the place of the altar, Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the which he had made there at the cities of the plain, and pitched his first; and there Abram called on the tent toward Sodom. name of the Lord. 11 But the men of Sodom 3 And Lot also, which went with becoming sinners, and exceedingly Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. GENESIS CHAPTER 14 wicked before the Lord, the Lord laomer king of Elam, and Tidal was angry with them. king of nations; 12 And the Lord said unto Abram, 2 That these kings made war with after that Lot was separated from Bera king of Sodom, and with him, Lift up now thine eyes, and Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab look from the place where thou art, king of Admah, and Shemeber king northward, and southward, and of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, eastward, and westward; which is Zoar. 13 And remember the covenant 3 All these were joined together in which I make with thee; for it shall the vale of Siddim, which is the salt be an everlasting covenant; and sea; thou shalt remember the days of 4 Twelve years they served Enoch thy father; Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth 14 For all the land which thou year they rebelled. seest, will I give thee, and to thy 5 And in the fourteenth year came seed for ever; and I will make thy Chedorlaomer, and the kings that seed as the dust of the earth; so that were with him, and smote the if a man can number the dust of the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, earth, thy seed shall also be and the Zuzims in Ham, and the numbered. Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, and 15 Arise, walk through the land in the Horites in their mount Seir, the length of it, and in the breadth unto Elparan, which was by the of it, for I will give it unto thee. wilderness. Then Abram removed his tent, and 6 And they returned and came to came and dwelt in the plain of Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and Mamre, which was in Hebron, and smote all the country of the Amale built there an altar unto the Lord. kites, and also the Amorites, in Hazezontamar. CHAPTER 14 7 And there went out the king of Melchizedek blesses Abram, and Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, gives him bread and wine -- Lot and the king of Admah, and the taken captive, is rescued by Abram king of Zeboiim, and the king of -- The priesthood -- Abram pays Bela, which is Zoar; tithes to Melchizedek, keeper of the 8 And they joined battle with them Lord’s storehouse. in the vale of Siddim; with Chedor laomer king of Elam, and with 1 And it came to pass, in the days Tidal king of nations, and of Amraphel king of Shinar, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar, and Chedor- GENESIS CHAPTER 14 Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that with five. were with him, at the valley of 9 And the vale of Siddim was filled Shaveh, which was the king’s dale. with slime pits; and the kings of 17 And Melchizedek, king of Sodom and Gomorrah fled and fell Salem, brought forth bread and there; and they that remained fled wine; and he break bread and blest to the mountain which was called it; and he blest the wine, he being Hanabal. the priest of the most high God, 10 And they took all the goods of 18 And he gave to Abram, and he Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their blessed him, and said, Blessed victuals, and went their way. Abram, thou art a man of the most 11 And they took Lot, Abram’s high God, possessor of heaven and brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom, of earth; and his goods and departed. 19 And blessed is the name of the 12 And there came one that had most high God, which hath escaped, and told Abram the delivered thine enemies into thine Hebrew, the man of God, for he hand. dwelt in the plain of Mamre the 20 And Abram gave him tithes of Amorite, brother of Eschol, and all he had taken. brother of Aner; and these were 21 And the king of Sodom said to confederate with Abram. Abram, Give me the persons, and 13 And when Abram heard that take the goods to thyself. Lot, his brother’s son, was taken 22 And Abram said to the king of captive, he armed his trained men, Sodom, I have lifted up my hand and they which were born in his unto the Lord, the most high God, own house, three hundred and the possessor of heaven and earth. eighteen, and pursued unto Dan. 23 And have sworn that I will not 14 And he divided himself against take of thee from a thread even to a them, he and his men, by night, and shoe-latchet, and that I will not take smote them, and pursued them unto anything that is thine, (lest thou Hobah, which was on the left hand shouldst say, I have made Abram of Damascus. rich;) 15 And he brought back Lot, his 24 Save only that which the young brother’s son, and all his goods, men have eaten, and the portion of and the women also, and the the men which went with me, Ener, people. Eschol, and Mamre; let them take 16 And the king of Sodom also their portion. went out to meet him after his 25 And Melchizedek lifted up his return from the slaughter of voice and blessed Abram. GENESIS CHAPTER 14 26 Now Melchizedek was a man of were translated and taken up into faith, who wrought righteousness; heaven. and when a child he feared God, 33 And now, Melchizedek was a and stopped the mouths of lions, priest of this order; therefore he and quenched the violence of fire. obtained peace in Salem, and was 27 And thus, having been approved called the Prince of peace. of God, he was ordained an high 34 And his people wrought priest after the order of the righteousness, and obtained covenant which God made with heaven, and sought for the city of Enoch, Enoch which God had before 28 It being after the order of the taken, separating it from the earth, Son of God; which order came, not having reserved it unto the latter by man, nor the will of man; days, or the end of the world; neither by father nor mother; 35 And hath said, and sworn with neither by beginning of days nor an oath, that the heavens and the end of years; but of God; earth should come together; and the 29 And it was delivered unto men sons of God should be tried so as by the calling of his own voice, by fire. according to his own will, unto as 36 And this Melchizedek, having many as believed on his name. thus established righteousness, was 30 For God having sworn unto called the king of heaven by his Enoch and unto his seed with an people, or, in other words, the King oath by himself; that every one of peace. being ordained after this order and 37 And he lifted up his voice, and calling should have power, by faith, he blessed Abram, being the high to break mountains, to divide the priest, and the keeper of the store seas, to dry up waters, to turn them house of God; out of their course; 38 Him whom God had appointed 31 To put at defiance the armies of to receive tithes for the poor. nations, to divide the earth, to break 39 Wherefore, Abram paid unto every band, to stand in the presence him tithes of all that he had, of all of God; to do all things according the riches which he possessed, to his will, according to his which God had given him more command, subdue principalities than that which he had need. and powers; and this by the will of 40 And it came to pass, that God the Son of God which was from blessed Abram, and gave unto him before the foundation of the world. riches, and honor, and lands for an 32 And men having this faith, everlasting possession; according coming up unto this order of God, to the covenant which he had made, GENESIS CHAPTER 15 and according to the blessing 10 And the Lord said, Though thou wherewith Melchizedek had wast dead, yet am I not able to give blessed him. it thee? 11 And if thou shalt die, yet thou CHAPTER 15 shalt possess it, for the day cometh, God covenants with Abram -- that the Son of Man shall live; but Abram’s vision -- The captivity how can he live if he be not dead? foretold. he must first be quickened. 12 And it came to pass that Abram 1 And it came to pass, that after looked forth and saw the days of these things, the word of the Lord the Son of Man, and was glad, and came unto Abram in a vision, his soul found rest, and he believed saying; in the Lord; and the Lord counted it 2 Fear not, Abram; I will be thy unto him for righteousness. shield; I will be thy exceeding great 13 And the Lord said unto him, I, reward. And according to the the Lord, brought thee out of Ur, of blessings of my servant, I will give the Chaldees, to give thee this land unto thee. to inherit it. 3 And Abram said, Lord God, what 14 And Abram said, Lord, whereby wilt thou give me, seeing I go shall I know that I shall inherit it? childless, and Eliezer of Damascus yet he believed God. And the Lord was made the steward of my said unto him, Take me a heifer of house? three years old, and a she goat of 4 And Abram said, Behold, to me three years old, and a ram of three thou hast given no seed; and lo, one years old, and a turtle-dove, and a born in my house is mine heir. young pigeon. 5 And behold, the word of the Lord 15 And he took unto him all these, came unto him again, saying, and he divided them in the midst, 6 This shalt not be thine heir; but he and he laid each piece one against that shall come forth out of thine the other; but the birds divided he own bowels shall be thine heir. not. 7 And he brought him forth abroad, 16 And when the fowls came down and he said, Look now toward upon the carcasses, Abram drove heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be them away. And when the sun was able to number them. going down, a deep sleep fell upon 8 And he said unto him, so shall thy Abram; and, lo, a great horror of seed be. darkness fell upon him. 9 And Abram said, Lord God, how 17 And the Lord spake, and he said wilt thou give me this land for an unto Abram, Know of a surety that everlasting inheritance?