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"The Bible in Images and Words" with pictures of rebirth in Michelangelo's style
Genesis 13.14 . The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. 15 . All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring[a] forever. 17 .Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.”
Genesis 16. 1. Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; 2 . so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” Abram agreed to what Sarai said. 34 . He slept with Hagar, and she conceived.
Genesis 16. 5 .Then Sarai said to Abram, “You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my slave in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the Lord judge between you and me.” 6. “Your slave is in your hands,” Abram said. “Do with her whatever you think best.” Then Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her.
Genesis 18. 1 .The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. 2 . Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground. 9 . “Where is your wife Sarah?” they asked him. “There, in the tent,” he said. 10 . Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.” Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him.
Genesis 18. 11 . Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing. 12 . So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?” 13 . Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” 16 . When the men got up to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them on their way.
Genesis 19.1. The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. 2 . “My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning.” “No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.” 12 . The two men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here-sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, 13 . because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the Lord against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it.”
Genesis 19.15 . With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished.”17. As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!” 26. But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
Genesis 19.30. Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. 31 . One day the older daughter said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man around here to give us children—as is the custom all over the earth. 32 . Let’s get our father to drink wine and then sleep with him and preserve our family line through our father.”
Genesis 19.37 . The older daughter had a son, and she named him Moab ; he is the father of the Moabites of today. 38 The younger daughter also had a son, and she named him Ben-Ammi ; he is the father of the Ammonites of today.