Abraham, The Friend Of God
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And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; now he was a priest of God Most High.
Then he proceeded from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the LORD and called upon the name of the LORD.
Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.
In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, "SO SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS BE."
By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.
Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am."
But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?
"Now therefore, restore the man's wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours."
Then the men rose up from there, and looked down toward Sodom; and Abraham was walking with them to send them off.
and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS," and he was called the friend of God.
"For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him."
Now there was a famine in the land; so Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land.
Now Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the Negev, and settled between Kadesh and Shur; then he sojourned in Gerar.
Now Sarai, Abram's wife had borne him no children, and she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.
He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight.
Now Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.