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By Albert Pietersma, Benjamin G. Wright

Translated from the Hebrew among the 3rd and primary centuries B.C., the Septuagint turned the Bible for Greek-speaking Jews and was once extensively mentioned by means of early Christians. Now, in the end, it's been made to be had in a correct glossy translation for English readers.

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18 But Lot said to them, “I pray, Lord, 19 since your servant has found mercy before you and you have magnified your righteousness—that which you bring about with regard to me—to quicken my soul, but I shall not be able to proceed safely to the mountain, for fear the disasters overtake me and I die; 20 look, this city, which is small, is near enough for me to flee for refuge there; I shall escape there. Is it not small? ” 21 And he said to him, “Look, I have indulged your person also in reference to this matter, not to overthrow the city concerning which you have spoken.

And Habel became a herder of sheep, but Kain was tilling the earth. 3 And it came about after some days that Kain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruits of the aOr return bOr its cOr shall dOr it eOr even earth, 4 and Habel, he also brought of the firstlings of his sheep and of their fat portions. And God looked upon Habel and upon his gifts, 5 but on Kain and on his offerings he was not intent. And it distressed Kain exceedingly, and he collapsed in countenance. 6 And the Lord God said to Kain, “Why have you become deeply grieved, and why has your countenance collapsed?

3 And he journeyed whence he had come into the wilderness as far as Baithel, to the place where formerly his tent had been, between Baithel and between Haggai, 4 to the place of the altar that he had made there at first, and there Abram invoked the name of the Lord. 5 And Lot, who was journeying together with Abram, had sheep and cattle and tents. 6 And the land did not have room for them to live together, for their possessions were many, and they could not live together. 7 And strife occurred between the herders of Abram’s livestock and between the herders of Lot’s livestock.

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