Genesis, lines 2126-2233

The king of Sodom and Abraham divide the booty equally (the famous “not take a thread or a sandal thong” is rendered as “sceat ne scilling” [suggesting that this alliterating OE half-line is commonplace]). God speaks to Abraham and says that He will always protect him with His hands. Abraham worries that he has no son of his own. God says that Abraham will have innumerable descendants and remind Abraham that He is the Lord who has led him out of Chaldea and given all this land to him. Sara, sorrowful that she has not borne children, brings her Egyptian maid to Abraham so that he may beget a child upon her.

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