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that it was good. 13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

14 And God said, Let there be lìghts 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 foùrth day.

20 And God said, let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fòwl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that mòveth, 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 màn in our image, after our likeness; and let them have domìnion over the fish of the séa, 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 oron image ; in the image of God created he him : male and female created he them.

Gen. 11.-7. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life :

Emphasis is employed in this, and in several other passages, to relieve the sameness of the repetitions, and, of course, is rather a matter of taste than of rule.

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and man became a living soul. 15 And the Lord God toos 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, (o) thou shālt sūrely die.

THE FALL OF ADAM.

Gen. 111.-1 Now the serpent was more subtile * than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yèa, hath God saíd, 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.

Ý And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked: and they sewed fìg-leaves together, and made themselves àprons. 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 went and 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 àrt 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 nàked ? Hast thou eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest nòt eat? 12 And the man said, (-) The woman, whom thou gavest to be with ine, she gave me of the tree,

Sub-tile, not suttle, as it is often vulgarly pronounced.

and I did eàt. 13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast dòne ? And the woman said,

-) The serpent beguiled mě, 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 bèlly shalt thou go, and dùst shalt thou eat all the days of thy life. 15 And I will put ènmity 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 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 bréad, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

THE MURDER OF A B E L.

GEN. IV.-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 slèw him.

9 And the Lord said unto Cain, (.) Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's kéeper? 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 earth. 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 slày me. 15 And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him seven fold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

THE PREDICTION OF THE FLOOD.

Gen. vi.-13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with vìolence through them : and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

14 Make thee an àrk 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 thìrty 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 thírd stories shalt thou make it. 17 And, behold I, even 1, do bring a flood of wà. ters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven: and evēry thing thāt is in tho earth shāll die. 18 But with thee will I establish my covenant: and thou shalt come into the ark: thóu, and thy sóns, and thy wife, and thy sóns' 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. 22 Thus did Noah according to all that God coinmanded him, so did he.

LANGUAGE CONFOUNDED.

GEN. X1.-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 bùrn them thoroughly.

And they made brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. 4 And they said, Go tò, 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, (o) 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 tò, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. 8 So the Lord scattered then abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth : and they left off to build the city.

CONTENTION OF A BRAHAM AND Lot.

Gen. XIII.—1 And Abram went 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 gòld. 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 Ha-i; 4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the fìrst : and there Abram called on the name of the Lòrd.

5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flócks, and hérds, and tènts. 6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they night 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 Lòt's cattle. And the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. 8 And Abram said unto Lot, (-) Let there be no strife 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 left. 15 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld afl 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

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