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